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.
The “invisible hand” of the free market can hurt as well as help participants. The authors, who are Nobel Prize–winning economists, argue that as long as there is profit to be made, sellers will exploit our psychological and behavioral weaknesses through manipulation and deception.
It's conceivable slavery made it into your clothing or perhaps even the circuits that you are using to read this. It shouldn't be that way. The case against slavery is about more than just morality. It’s about money and a material risk to a broad cross section of widely owned businesses that is underappreciated, potentially disastrous, and (in time) easily mitigated.
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Critics of the European Securities and Markets Authority's partial restrictions on binary options trading say the regulator should have gone further and banned the activity. Instead, ESMA has extended restrictions imposed in July for three months and has permitted trading to continue in certain circumstances. FXStreet (20 Sep.)
A broad stock rally has driven the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average to record highs and the Nasdaq composite to within 1.3% of an all-time high. Investors shrugged off concerns about rising trade tensions with China and instead focused on weeks of steadily improving US economic data. MarketWatch (20 Sep.)
Turkey will slash public spending to reduce its deficit and to get inflation under control, Finance Minister Berat Albayrak says. Measures to prevent economic problems from turning into a crisis will reduce economic growth this year and next year, he says. Deutsche Welle (Germany) (20 Sep.)
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