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Discretionary Investing in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

No two investment managers are alike. There is no reason why two artificial intelligence (AI)-driven systems should be either, says Parijat Garg, CFA.

Bitcoin: New Asset Class or Pyramid Scheme?

Jonathan Harris, CFA, offers a searing critique of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.

Payment Decisions: Reflections of Culture, Options, and Self

How does progress in the payments industry affect the payment decisions we make at an individual level?

Cryptocurrencies: Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs)

What are initial coin offerings (ICOs)? Umed Saidov, CFA, shares his take in the latest edition of his Cryptocurrencies series.

Top Five Articles from August: Growth vs. Value, Blockchain, Tax-Loss Harvesting

In August's leading posts, Larry Cao, CFA, receives a blockchain update, Julie Hammond, CFA, considers the state of fixed income, and Clare Flynn Levy shares tips for succeeding as a portfolio manager.

Blockchain: A Progress Report

Critics of blockchain technology claim that it is too slow for financial transactions and that its consensus mechanism uses too much energy. In this interview, Carl Wegner of the blockchain technology developer R3 paints a more encouraging picture.

What Can Fintech Accelerators Teach Financial Advisers?

Accelerator programs are fertile ground for advisers and investment professionals and can furnish the financial services industry with new ways to compete and evolve its business models.

You May Beat an Algorithm Today. What about Tomorrow?

Innovation has cumulative effects, and after more than 50 years of Moore's law and numerous other advances, algorithmic decision making fits too tightly into investment processes to be ignored.

Weekend Reads for Investors: Slight Hangover Edition

Jason Voss, CFA, shares stories about artificial intelligence (AI) hype, the mathematics of causation, and a real Transformer, among other topics.

Cryptocurrencies: What Is Blockchain?

What is blockchain technology? How does it work? And how does it generate economic value?



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