Practical analysis for investment professionals

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Idiocy of the Masses or Masses of Idiots?

Why do investors keep investing in government bonds despite extremely low yields?

The Case Against Small Caps

While most of us may enjoy rooting for the Davids, we're probably better off betting on the Goliaths. Nicolas Rabener explains.

The Equality Equation: Three Reasons Why the Gender Investing Gap Is Closing

Women are narrowing the investment gap and will soon close it, according to Barbara Stewart, CFA, and Duncan Stewart, CFA.

Seven Trends in Investment Management: Ronald N. Kahn

Investment management is evolving into three distinct branches, says Ronald N. Kahn: indexing, smart beta/factor investing, and pure alpha.

Bond Compass: The Fixed-Income Outlook

Investors are not yet betting on a recession, State Street's Michael Metcalfe tells Dan O'Connor, CAIA. But they have reduced their holdings of high-yield corporate debt.

Option-Based Strategies: Opt In or Opt Out?

Do option-based strategies offer any value to investors?

The Role of the State in Corporate Governance

Recent corporate governance scandals have a surprising culprit lurking behind them.

Warren Buffett: The Greatest Factor Investor of All Time?

From a factor perspective, what has driven Berkshire Hathaway's outperformance?

Exotic Indexes: Built to Sell or Built to Last?

There are now more than 70 times as many indexes as there are stocks. What does that mean for investors?

Investing for Retirement: Beware the Unicorn IPO Stampede

Many of today's unicorns have strong growth prospects, but they often have uncertain paths to profitability. 



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