What is the effect on portfolio returns when the commodity futures market as a whole is in backwardation or contango during recessions and during unexpected inflation?
Ron Rimkus, CFA, interviews Jaime Lazaro, CFA, CEO of BBVA Asset Management in Mexico City, for an insider's perspective on the evolution of capital markets in Mexico.
“Purposeful Capitalism” describes an evolution of capitalism wherein the investment industry becomes more professional, ethical, and client-centric. Lutfey Siddiqi, CFA, discusses this scenario in an interview with Robert Stammers, CFA.
Because they do not regard ethical failings in the financial industry as the actions of a few bad apples but, rather, as inevitable consequences of an unhealthy culture, the authors seek to restore the environment that existed before the major investment banks transformed themselves from partnerships into publicly traded corporations. The problems addressed in this book affect every participant in the financial system.
David-Michael Lincke, CFA, said that commodities continue to offer many investors meaningful benefits through diversification, inflation protection, and absolute returns.
Imagine for a moment an investment world without the accomplishments of Jack L. Treynor. In this imaginary Treynor-less world, mass casino psychology and fund manager guru-worship might rule, unchallenged by any metrics other than crude popularity and marketing spend.
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