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The Tipping Point in a Bimodal World: Insights from Mohamed El-Erian

Mohamed El-Erian believes that the tipping point into catastrophe or growth will happen within the next three years, and in Europe before the United States.

Who Will Suffer from a Leveraged Credit Shakeout?

The next credit cycle trough will challenge leveraged-credit investors in ways not seen during prior default surges.

The Intuitive Investor: How to Tune into Intuitive Sensations

Consciousness can take two forms: holistic and specific. Awareness of these two states is essential to tune into intuitive sensations. A subtle sensory exercise will help you learn how to distinguish between the two forms of consciousness.

How to Win Investors’ Trust

The combination of the financial crisis, events like the Libor scandal, and frequent news stories about financial organizations putting their interests above their clients, it is obvious why some investors may be concerned about the quality of advice and the motivations of their financial service providers.

Junior Equity Market Regulation in Canada and around the World (Podcast)

Market regulation is a hot-button topic at the best of times, and the economic effects of specific regulations are very rarely completely understood. J. Ari Pandes and Michael J. Robinson, CFA, looked into market regulation for an article in the July/August 2014 issue of the Financial Analysts Journal.

Do Valuation Shorts Work?

Valuation shorts have a bad reputation on Wall Street. But do they work? Alon Bochman, CFA, tested this question using a new research service.

The Intuitive Investor: Non-Attachment Is the Key Intuition Skill

To succeed as an investor your conscious awareness must be as in accord with reality as possible. Non-attachment means awareness of reality’s pure signal without immediately jumping to conclusions.

How Meditators Can Overcome Behavioral Finance Biases

While behavioral finance identifies and describes cognitive errors, it provides few remedies. But, meditation may provide the answer.

The Apple Watch: Towards a New Era in Human-Computer Interaction

The Apple Watch might signal more than you think — the rise of human technology.

Skills That Separate You as an Investment Manager: Forthrightness

If you would like to separate yourself from the crowd of highly motivated and highly intelligent candidates, try adding the following to your arsenal of skills: forthrightness.



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