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Weekend Reads for Investors: From Hong Kong Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, curates articles about China's current account deficit, whether men are hardwired to take risks, lazy fund managers, and more.

ETFs and Smart Beta: From Invisible Hand to Invisible Octopus

Dave Nadig of ETF.com talks to Paul Kovarsky, CFA, about exchange-traded funds (ETFs), smart beta, their evolution, and the criticism they have evoked.

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.



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