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Weekend Reads

A weekly curation of the themes, thoughts, and trends affecting the investment profession. Follow the feed or subscribe to the Enterprising Investor to stay current.


Weekend Reads: Hi Volatility Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, provides his picks for Weekend Reads for Investors. This edition features stories about volatility's return to financial markets, cracks in debt markets, and the "shocking" truth about the famous Stanley Milgram obedience experiments.

Weekend Reads: 14 Charts and No Foolin‘

If the world feels a little crazy, it's because you are paying attention, writes Sloane Ortel. But stick around. We'll try to turn it into fun.

Weekend Reads from India: Fraud, “Skin in the Game,” Nassim Taleb

The framework of investing a dollar and then earning a succession of pennies is ubiquitous. But it has limitations. A recent bank scam in India illustrates this point, writes Shreenivas Kunte, CFA.

Weekend Reads: Western Mongolia Edition

Back from Mongolia after an extraordinary journey with a family of Kazakh eagle hunters, Lauren Foster shares some of the images she captured and lessons she learned along the 150-kilometer trek.

Weekend Reads for Investors: Free Lunch Edition

In this edition of Weekend Reads, Jason Voss, CFA, curates stories on the many bogus ways people convince themselves that there is such a thing as a free lunch.

Weekend Reads: Ski Fast, Have Fun, Don’t Fall Down

Sloane Ortel culls some organizational lessons from the Norwegian ski team and her own experience as a competitive ski racer in the latest Weekend Reads.

Weekend Reads from India: Cures and Prevention, Time Inconsistency

The preference for cures over prevention is an alluring trap, writes Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, in Weekend Reads from India. Economists have a name for this well-known behavioral trait: time inconsistency.

Weekend Reads for Investors: Grumpy and Gloomy Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, shares his Weekend Reads for Investors selections. This month's stories consider shadow banking in China, how connected minds have higher IQs, an earth-shaking announcement from BlackRock, and more.

Best of 2017 Weekend Reads: Lost and Found

Do you remember the last time you received a handwritten letter or note, or were struck by beautiful penmanship? Lauren Foster does.

Weekend Reads for Investors: Pyramid Edition

Among the Weekend Reads selections from Jason Voss, CFA, are stories about China and Russia linking their currencies, the missing pieces of artificial intelligence (AI), and pyramids.



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