Ben Graham, the father of modern value investing, introduced his Mr. Market analogy back in 1949. Nearly 70 years later, investors are still trying to anticipate Mr. Market's moods. Moshik Kovarsky and Paul Kovarsky, CFA, (no relation) think the Fundamental Momentum strategy can help.
Investment firms that seize the opportunity created by the European Union’s Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID II) can create a much stronger value proposition for clients, writes Colin McLean, FSIP.
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The Securities and Exchange Commission has postponed by six months a liquidity rule for open-end funds. Deadlines for complying with other investor-protection requirements are unchanged. ThinkAdvisor (free registration) (22 Feb.)
The eurozone must move forward with a fiscal union because sharing risk is the only way to manage fiscal shocks initiated by problems in one country that private markets can't handle, according a paper by the International Monetary Fund. Rather than encouraging irresponsible borrowing and spending, a fiscal union could be structured in a way that strengthens fiscal discipline and forces structural reform, the paper says. Politico Pro (subscription required) (22 Feb.)
First-time claims for US jobless benefits declined by 7,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 222,000, close to a 45-year low, according to the Labor Department. The unemployment rate is 4.1%, the lowest figure in 17 years. Reuters (22 Feb.)
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