Why do professional investors talk about behavioral finance more than they apply its insights? How do single stocks influence factor returns? The leading Enterprising Investor posts from last month address these questions and more.
What are the building blocks, the practical strategies, with which investment professionals can establish client relationships based on authentic trust? A new Future of Finance study has some answers. Robert Stammers, CFA, explains.
Markets assume a context entirely out of view of their participants, which can have deleterious effects for both suppliers and demanders, Jason Voss, CFA, observes in the latest installment of his Where Markets Fail series.
Has an employer's business practices ever created ethical concerns for you? Has it affected your career? CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers weighed in, and Julia VanDeren analyzes the surprising results.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo will press for adoption of a proposal that would give swap execution facilities more flexibility in trade execution, despite opposition from two Democratic commissioners. "I will work with all my commissioners, Republican or Democrat, as much as I can, but I also intend to move forward," he said. MLex (subscription required) (14 Nov.)
Should the US enter a war with Russia or China, it risks being defeated because its military apparatus has deteriorated, according to a report from the National Defense Strategy Commission, a bipartisan panel of experts mandated by Congress. Current defense strategy "too often rests on questionable assumptions and weak analysis, and it leaves unanswered critical questions regarding how the United States will meet the challenges of a more dangerous world," according to the report. CNN (15 Nov.)
After a five-hour meeting, the UK Cabinet has decided to support a draft agreement governing the UK's relationship with the EU after Brexit, setting up Prime Minister Theresa May for the next hurdle: Parliament, where the deal faces opposition from within her party. Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab has resigned in opposition. Bloomberg (tiered subscription model) (15 Nov.)
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