Paul D. Kaplan, CFA, shares his analysis of the Synthetic Risk and Reward Indicator (SRRI) that has been introduced by the European Commission for investment funds as a part of the UCITS.
U.S. manufacturing may be down but don’t count it out. In fact, the U.S. manufacturing sector could be poised for a comeback. The reason? Skyrocketing energy and transport costs now make it far more attractive to produce goods locally,… READ MORE ›
When it comes to the European and U.S. debt crises are we nearing the dénouement — or still in the opening act?
At the Financial Analysts Seminar in Chicago earlier this week, Rick Rieder (pictured left), managing… READ MORE ›
Latin America creates an interesting set of investment opportunities in light of its potential for economic growth and the development of its financial markets. Melvin Escudero discusses some of the elements that will be critical for Latin America's continued growth in the future.
Do your investment decisions involve emotions?
You may be inclined to think not, but according to Professor David Tuckett, a psychoanalyst at University College London, emotions are part and parcel of investment decisions.
A researcher in emotional finance,… READ MORE ›
Jimmy Stewart Is Dead.
It’s not an obituary. It’s the title of a recent book by Laurence Kotlikoff, a prominent economist and a professor at Boston University. The title is referring to the 1940s feel-good movie, READ MORE ›
To communicate effectively with your clients, use correct grammar and punctuation, avoid jargon, follow a clear structure, keep it concise, and employ a little wit.
That was the advice offered by two writing-skills trainers, Fiona Rintoul, a journalist (above, left),… READ MORE ›
As the Roman epic poet Virgil wrote in the Aeneid, “Fortune favors the brave.” For investors who live by this creed, complex credit assets and structured investments — once the scourge of global financial markets — are beginning to regain… READ MORE ›
When it comes to fixed income, Canada is the cleanest shirt in the hamper.
The reason, says Ed Devlin, executive vice president and head of Canadian portfolio management at Pacific Investment Management Company, is that Canada engages… READ MORE ›
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