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Top Five Articles from January: India, ETFs, and Vollgeld

What were the leading stories from Enterprising Investor in January?

Financial Self-Defense: Preventing Fraud and Mischief

Private investigator L. Burke Files talks to Norb Vonnegut about how criminals think, how they behave, and how financial advisers can spot their bad offerings and protect their clients from financial malfeasance.

All Roads Lead to China and Emerging Markets

"We are in a land of pure imagination," when it comes to US equities, says Mark Yusko. “We have been on an escalator up and will be taking an elevator down.” Investors need to look to China and other emerging markets for returns.

Seven Reasons India Is Primed for Growth

Sameer S. Somal, CFA, and Sloane Ortel offer their insights on investing in India and why the country is poised for growth.

Top 10 Posts from 2017: Markets during War, Rules for Equity Valuations, LinkedIn Tips

What were the articles of the year on Enterprising Investor? The 10 leading posts covered a broad spectrum of subjects, from interviewing and cover letter tips, to how to optimize decision making and better understand blockchain technology. They were authored by some of the most influential thinkers in finance, including Michael Batnick, CFA, and Ben Carlson, CFA, and together offer an illuminating view into the state of the investment profession in 2017.

Financial Market History Can Help Today’s Investors

What do practitioners need to know about financial market history? Nathan Jaye, CFA, interviews David Chambers and Elroy Dimson, editors of Financial Market History: Reflections on the Past for Investors Today, for their insights on this question.

Book Review: Money in the Great Recession

In this important contribution to the literature, noted monetary macroeconomists argue that the global financial crisis of 2007–2008 was caused by a crash in money growth.

Waiter, Can We Have the Bill Please? Republican Tax Reform in One Chart

For everyone who has not read the Republican tax legislation in full, Joachim Klement, CFA, provides a concise summary of its costs and benefits in one chart.

Emerging Market Mindsets: Don’t Forget the Rest of the World

While best practices and ethical principles endure regardless of locality, they can be challenging to implement in underdeveloped markets where the operational framework may be quite different.

Pakistan: The Growing Pains of an Emerging Market

The key dilemmas facing Pakistan’s equity market — a small investor base, few new listings on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX), and shrinking turnover — are tied to the lack of trust among investors and issuers as well as unnecessary compliance and tax burdens. It will take greater professionalism among the intermediaries and the rationalization of compliance and taxation by regulators and tax authorities to realize the market's potential.



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