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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?

The Robots Are Coming! The Robots Are Coming!

The robots are coming. But they’re not as smart or technologically advanced as we think, says Kate Darling.

Manager Selection and Due Diligence in Autonomous Learning Investment Strategies (ALIS)

How are artificial intelligence, machine learning, blockchain, and big data transforming manager selection and due diligence processes? Michael Oliver Weinberg, CFA, shares his take in an interview with Antonella Puca, CFA, CIPM.

The Big Recalibration: How Can Investment Pros Stay Viable?

With major trends converging to transform the career outlook in the financial industry, professional investors need to know how to remain viable.

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.



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