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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.

Book Review: The Power of a Single Number

Gross domestic product has become the comparative benchmark for the wealth and growth rates of nations. The author provides a concise history of GDP, which offers fertile ground for the consideration of future changes to its use and to the use of other inputs in the valuation of stocks and stock markets.

US Economy: Swimming with the Tide?

Warren Buffett once said, “You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.” Could the tide be receding for the US economy? Ron Rimkus, CFA, explores the question.

Weekend Reads: The “How To” Edition

This latest edition of Weekend Reads explores the joy of making lists, and provides a selection of how-to guides on measuring prosperity, investing internationally, killing an idea, being an impostor, and much more.

Economic Thinking That’s Ready for Retirement

Examining some old premises that are ready to be replaced.

How Poorly Will China’s Economy Perform in 2016?

In the first week of 2016, China’s stock prices tumbled by 10% and the entire exchange was halted twice by the newly implemented circuit-breaker mechanism. Meanwhile, China’s currency depreciated by 1% against the US dollar and the offshore rate fell by more. Amid this turmoil, we asked CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers what they expected China's GDP growth rate would be in 2016.

Which Nation Will Drive Global Growth in 2016?

As 2015 quickly draws to a close, you might be wondering what 2016 has in store for us. This week we asked readers of our CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief which country they think will contribute the most to global economic growth in 2016. Check out what they had to say.

Can China’s GDP Numbers Be Trusted?

Is Chinese economic data reliable? Carsten Holz, professor of economics at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, discusses common misconceptions about China’s GDP figures and its future economic outlook.

A Different Kind of Bubble: Does Student Debt Threaten the US Economy?

The biggest economic impact of student debt may not be directly connected to either voluntary or involuntary default.

11 Charts on Labor Force and Money Supply Growth around the World

You would think that growth in a country's money supply and labor force would lead to economic expansion, but does it always? We took a look over the last two economic cycles to see.



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