Practical analysis for investment professionals

economics


East African Capital Markets: Three Lessons

A speaker's tour in East Africa gave Markus Schuller a compelling window into how four rising economies are working to find a place for their nascent finance sectors in global capital markets.

Negative Interest Rates: The Logical Absurdity

Upside-down rates do make sense. They reveal the high cost of staying solvent.

What Is an Asset Class?

The economy has only a handful of truly fundamental drivers that influence different asset classes.

Book Review: Financial Econometrics

Oliver Linton provides a good reference work for key financial econometric topics and extensions over the past 20 years.

The US Labor Market: Weaker Than It Looks?

US employment figures point to a significant opportunity deficit for workers.

Richard H. Clarida on the Evolution of Fed Communications

Richard H. Clarida discussed what he calls "an evolution in Fed communication."

Book Review: Behavioral Finance

This book is a succinct but comprehensive review of behavioral finance and how investors and practitioners can compensate for their biases to improve their financial decision making.

Suddenly Single: How to Plan with Female Clients

We all start out single and most women, whether they marry or not, will end up that way. Barbara Stewart, CFA, considers the implications.

Robert G. Hagstrom, CFA, on Liberal Arts Investing

“I've been studying liberal arts investing for 20 years," Robert G. Hagstrom, CFA, says. "Liberal arts investing becomes popular when things get hard.”



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