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Concerned About Market Concentration and Lofty Valuations? Consider Small Caps

Investors are showing increased concern about large-cap stocks due to high market concentration and lofty stock valuations. Other factors combine to make a compelling case for small caps.

What Is Systems Thinking? A Primer with Applications for Sustainable Investing    

Systems thinking is gaining in popularity in many fields including economics, finance, and investment management. Learn what it means and how it's being applied to sustainable investing.

FX Bubbles: Through the Lens of Shiller and Sornette

The theories and models introduced by Robert Shiller and Didier Sornette are as applicable to the foreign exchange market as they are to the stock market.

Five Quotes from Financial History to Guide Trustees

If you serve as a trustee of an institutional investment plan, these five quotes may help guide your decisions for the benefit of those who depend on your stewardship.

Stocks for the Long Run? Setting the Record Straight

Stocks are a good investment long-term, providing that you dial in your expectations. New historical findings provide a richer, more complete understanding of international returns.

State Capitalism in Private Markets: Mission Creep

Governments relish mingling in markets. Yet, if past policies are any guide, taxpayers are being shortchanged.

What Price Risk? Unpacking the Equity Risk Premium

Stocks are a good wager over the long term, on favorable odds. But stocks remain a bet, and investors must grasp how much returns can vary over long time horizons.

Exploring the Indian Startup Frontier

India's startup ecosystem is booming. Investors have more options than ever.

Book Review: Milton Friedman

Investment decision makers will derive both pleasure and professional enrichment from Jennifer Burns's Milton Friedman: The Last Conservative.

The Evolving International Cannabis Landscape

If you are entering the world of cannabis investment, look beyond the U.S. for growth and opportunities.



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