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Markets and Economics


BlackRock’s Kate Moore: Opportunities in Equities

Kate Moore, chief equity strategist at BlackRock, thinks that the next six months should be a great opportunity for investment managers who can stay focused over the longer term.

Investing in a Winner-Take-All World

Today's winners are winning bigger and dominating differently than their predecessors. Erik Weisman, PhD, and Sean Cameron, CFA, think that it could be an enduring trend.

What Can Save Capitalism from a Medici Cycle?

Is it desirable, or even possible, for markets to operate without government oversight?

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.

Weekend Reads: 14 Charts and No Foolin‘

If the world feels a little crazy, it's because you are paying attention, writes Sloane Ortel. But stick around. We'll try to turn it into fun.

The Case for Further Stock Market Gains

The stock market often moves contrary to consensus forecasts, says Mark Armbruster, CFA. In the face of many stock market naysayers, there is a reasonable argument for further gains.

Red States, Blue States: Two Economies, One Nation

Red and blue states vary so much in their economic trajectories that they may as well be two distinct countries, writes Joachim Klement, CFA.

Book Review: The End of Theory

The End of Theory by Richard Bookstaber is relevant to anyone working in the financial industry.

Leveraging Active Investing with Small-Cap Stocks

Elizabeth M. Lilly, CFA, thinks that small-cap stock investing is an excellent way to leverage active management. If you do the research.

Inside Mexican Capital Markets with Jaime Lazaro, CFA

Ron Rimkus, CFA, interviews Jaime Lazaro, CFA, CEO of BBVA Asset Management in Mexico City, for an insider's perspective on the evolution of capital markets in Mexico.



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