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In Practice Summary: Reassessing the Drivers of Commodity Futures Returns

What is the effect on portfolio returns when the commodity futures market as a whole is in backwardation or contango during recessions and during unexpected inflation?

Cryptocurrencies: What Is Blockchain?

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

ETFs: The New Manifest Destiny?

The astronomical growth in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) raises many questions about the future of ETFs and the investing world more generally. For perspective on these issues, Paul Kovarsky, CFA, spoke with Inside ETFs chairman Matt Hougan.

Growing Trends in Private Equity: Secondary Market Investing

What does the private equity secondary market look like these days? Antonella Puca, CFA, CIPM, interviews Brett Hickey of Star Mountain Capital for his take.

Top Five Articles from April: Portfolio Concentration, Cryptocurrencies, Quantamental

An analysis of portfolio concentration and a primer on cryptocurrencies are among the leading posts from Enterprising Investor last month.

Investing: Past, Present, and Future

Memes are simple ideas that sometimes take hold and change the world. Finance has undergone two major cycles of transformation under this principle over the last 100 years and a third cycle more recently. Christopher K. Merker, PhD, CFA, explains.

Time for a Low-Cap Diet?

The emergence of "Godzilla caps" has endangered many "well-diversified" portfolios, making concentration risk much greater than it appears, says James Stefurak, CFA.

Cryptocurrencies: The Rise of Decentralized Money

As financial technology, cryptocurrencies have the capacity to fundamentally change the global economic landscape, writes Umed Saidov, CFA.

Top Five Articles from March: Inflation, Manager Selection, Skill Ratio

The introduction of the Skill Ratio by Daniel Blais, CFA; Brodie Gay's examination of how inflation is underreported; and an exploration by Ziad Abou Gergi, CFA, of the manager-selection process, are among the top posts from March.



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