Practical analysis for investment professionals

Markets and Economics


The Golden Age of Hedge Funds

How many of the hedge funds out there are actually worth investing in? Ben Carlson, CFA, explores the question.

The “Relatively” Easy Way to Forecast Long-Term Returns

Why bother with long-term return expectations? For asset owners or asset managers compiling a strategic asset allocation, long-term forecasts are relevant and necessary. When combined with estimates for risk and correlation, these forecasts allow investors to fine-tune their long-term benchmarks and consider trade-offs between asset classes to enhance the implied risk and return profile of the fund.

President Nixon: The Man Who Sold the World Fiat Money

President Richard Nixon's decision to untether the US dollar from gold has left a harsh and lasting legacy for economies all around the globe.



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