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Is the Euro Uninvestable? The FX Question du Jour

A reduction of the ECB's balance sheet and a serious effort to achieve positive real interest rates will be key to ensuring a turnaround in the fortunes of the EUR/USD.

New Breed of Private Capital Firms Will Face Performance Headwinds

A challenge awaits PE firms that amass funds to expand beyond their core competency.

ESG Criteria: Global Asset Managers Expand Their Embrace

ESG factors are even more important to global asset managers today than they were a year ago, according to the latest Index Industry Association (IIA) survey.

Fundamental Value Revisited? Three Investing Tips for “Absolutely Crazy” Conditions

What do we do in an environment where fundamentals begin to take a backseat to public policy?

COVID-19 Correlations: Local Cases, Local Returns?

Do local COVID-19 case counts have any correlation with local stock returns?

Book Review: Convertible Securities

Tracy V. Maitland, F. Barry Nelson, CFA, and Daniel G. Partlow's book "presents quantitatively sophisticated valuation methods and trading strategies, invoking terms of art that will be new even to many seasoned practitioners."

Digital Gold or Fool’s Gold: Is Crypto Really a Hedge against Equity Risk?

When it comes to hedging equity risk, bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are less "digital gold" and more fool's gold.

Crypto Tokens: Does Security Selection Matter? 

What role does security selection play in cryptocurrency investing? Can token pickers demonstrate differentiated performance?

The Equity Advantage: Reinvestment of Earnings

Equities can compound in value in a way that investments in bonds, real estate, and other asset classes cannot.



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