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Cryptocurrencies: What Is Blockchain?

What is blockchain technology? How does it work? And how does it generate economic value?

Top Five Articles from April: Portfolio Concentration, Cryptocurrencies, Quantamental

An analysis of portfolio concentration and a primer on cryptocurrencies are among the leading posts from Enterprising Investor last month.

Cryptocurrencies: The Rise of Decentralized Money

As financial technology, cryptocurrencies have the capacity to fundamentally change the global economic landscape, writes Umed Saidov, CFA.

In Practice Summary: Optimizing Exposure to Precious Metals through a Fund

What is the best way to hold more traditional stores of value, such as gold? Mark Harrison, CFA, and Keyur Patel explore the question in the latest edition of the In Practice series.

Luis Viceira: Activism, Indexing, and the Investment Management Workshop (IMW)

Luis Viceira of the Harvard Business School talks to Paul Kovarsky, CFA, about the industry-specific strategic issues facing our profession and his experiences running the Investment Management Workshop (IMW).

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.

Blockchain 101 with Campbell R. Harvey

So, what is blockchain? What will it do to our industry? Campbell R. Harvey led an extended presentation on the subject.

Are Bitcoin and Blockchain Technology the Future?

An expansive range of products and services are being built around bitcoin, blockchain, and distributed ledger technologies. Financial firms are looking at ways to leverage blockchain technology for the purpose of increasing efficiency and to incorporate it into portfolios.

How Will the Next Decade Change Markets?

As the saying goes, it’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future. But it’s manifestly worth the effort because catching big trends is how fortunes are made and catastrophic losses are avoided.

Book Review: Virtual Banking

At the intersection of banking, financial services, and technology, Virtual Banking offers an excellent view of the changes taking place in banking and financial services thanks to changes in consumer behavior and advances in Internet and mobile banking. If banks do not adapt, they run the risk of becoming irrelevant to their customers.



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