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Howard Marks, CFA: Getting the Odds on Your Side

What are two of the most important things an investor needs to do to succeed? Howard Marks, CFA, offered his perspective.

10 Open Questions for All Professional Investors

The investment profession has some pretty intense open questions.

Weekend Reads: Upside Down Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, jumps right into Weekend Reads this week with selections on Adam Smith, machine learning, and protectionism, among other topics.

The Media Challenge for Cryptoasset Investors

At the core of the cryptocurrency craze is the fear of missing out (FOMO).

Measuring Financial Literacy Outreach Efforts and Why It Matters

Efforts to improve financial literacy are critical. But how do we know if these efforts work? How can we gauge their effectiveness?

You May Beat an Algorithm Today. What about Tomorrow?

Innovation has cumulative effects, and after more than 50 years of Moore's law and numerous other advances, algorithmic decision making fits too tightly into investment processes to be ignored.

Weekend Reads for Investors: Slight Hangover Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, shares stories about artificial intelligence (AI) hype, the mathematics of causation, and a real Transformer, among other topics.

ETFs: The New Manifest Destiny?

The astronomical growth in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) raises many questions about the future of ETFs and the investing world more generally. For perspective on these issues, Paul Kovarsky, CFA, spoke with Inside ETFs chairman Matt Hougan.

Weekend Reads for Investors: From Hong Kong Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, curates articles about China's current account deficit, whether men are hardwired to take risks, lazy fund managers, and more.

Weekend Reads for Investors: Holiday Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, curates a holiday edition of Weekend Reads for Investors. Selections examine the inefficiency of bitcoin, the momentum effects of market indices, how marketers manipulate you, and more.