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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.

We Are All Doomed — CBO

The US Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently published its annual Budget and Economic Outlook, a must-read for anyone interested in where the US economy is heading.

Tail Risk: Who’s Afraid of King Kong?

How quickly we forget. After a bullish 2018, tail risk is back. Which means it's a good time to talk with risk management expert Raphael Douady.

Portfolio Concentration: How Much Is Optimal?

Diversification is sometimes described as “the only free lunch” in investing. But is it?

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.

Bangladeshi Banks Need Bonds Back

In Bangladesh, analysts contend with interest ranges instead of interest rates because of a well-intentioned savings program gone wrong. Sloane Ortel and Asif Khan, CFA, take a look at what's happened and what can change.

Tariff Talk

The United States recently hiked tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, and a trade war with China may be looming. Ron Rimkus, CFA, considers the implications.

Cryptocurrencies: The Rise of Decentralized Money

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

Top Five Articles from March: Inflation, Manager Selection, Skill Ratio

The introduction of the Skill Ratio by Daniel Blais, CFA; Brodie Gay's examination of how inflation is underreported; and an exploration by Ziad Abou Gergi, CFA, of the manager-selection process, are among the top posts from March.

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.



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