Memes are simple ideas that sometimes take hold and change the world. Finance has undergone two major cycles of transformation under this principle over the last 100 years and a third cycle more recently. Christopher K. Merker, PhD, CFA, explains.
In Bangladesh, analysts contend with interest ranges instead of interest rates because of a well-intentioned savings program gone wrong. Sloane Ortel and Asif Khan, CFA, take a look at what's happened and what can change.
The introduction of the Skill Ratio by Daniel Blais, CFA; Brodie Gay's examination of how inflation is underreported; and an exploration by Ziad Abou Gergi, CFA, of the manager-selection process, are among the top posts from March.
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.
"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.
The Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday determined that Yahoo failed to properly disclose and investigate a 2014 data breach. The company, now known as Altaba, has been ordered to pay a $35 million fine, marking the first time a public company has been penalized for mishandling a data breach. The Verge (24 Apr.)
UK Brexit Secretary David Davis says Britain's negotiating position will weaken if lawmakers reject a plan for EU withdrawal. Davis has declined to say what the government will do if the plan is rejected. Politico (25 Apr.)
J. Christopher Giancarlo, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, is calling for more flexible rules governing swaps trading and for tightening reporting of swaps transactions. He proposed the changes in a document recommending revisions to rules prompted by the Dodd-Frank Act. Reuters (26 Apr.)
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