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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: Summer of Storms

Across the globe, it has been a summer of storms, both real and figurative. Good luck tuning out the thunder. But Sloane Ortel has a suggestion for this weekend — a long one in the United States: Spend some time on the slower-moving tempests.

Weekend Reads from India: China, Capital Shifts, and Thucydides Traps

Led by China and the East, the world economy has changed at an unprecedented pace and scale. Shifts in the global pecking order could be even more significant by 2050. The 6th CFA China Investment Conference was an excellent opportunity to learn about some of the change drivers influencing investment opinion. Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, offers some observations and lessons from his two days in Beijing.

Weekend Reads: Charlottesville, Smartphones, and the Solar Eclipse

Like so many others in my adopted hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia, I have been struggling to make sense of the events of this past weekend.

Weekend Reads: The Eye of the Storm

Predicting the weather or predicting the markets — neither is possible with absolute certainty. This and other musings make up this week's Weekend Reads by Robert Del Mauro.

Weekend Reads: Funny Computers

How far are computers from authoring (and understanding) authentically funny jokes? Sloane Ortel explains in this week's edition of Weekend Reads.

Weekend Reads from India: Mental Accounts and an Exploding Middle Class

Retail investors, with their varied illusions about wealth, are the weakest link in the financial services ecosystem, Shreenivas Kunte, CFA, observes.

Weekend Reads: When in Rome . . .

Feeling somewhat wistful this week, Lauren Foster found herself drawn — yet again — to the opening sentences of a beautiful Pico Iyer essay. Iyer's words are a reminder of why it's important not to lose one's sense of adventure.

Weekend Reads: New York City Transit Woes and “Communal Panic Attack”

Now is the summer of our discontent in New York City, the "Summer of Hell," as New York governor Andrew Cuomo calls it.

Weekend Reads for Investors: Wake Up from the Summer Doldrums Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, provides his picks for Weekend Reads for Investors. This edition curates stories on the potential repeal of the tax deduction corporations in the United States receive on debt payments, the end of Big Oil, how we can recognize machine consciousness, and more.

Weekend Reads: Classic Papers for Lasting Learning

This weekend, Sloane Ortel invites readers to learn something that will last with the help of Google’s recently released Classic Papers feature.



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