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The C-Suite Speaks: Back to School

Earnings season is over, but September is a busy month for conferences. Those companies presenting at conferences last week tended to have relatively upbeat things to say about the economy. Will positive commentary outweigh soft economic data when the US Federal Reserve meets in September? No one at the Fed has ruled out a rate hike quite yet. Read more

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Top Five Articles from August: James Grant, Marc Faber, Bond Market Bubbles

Highlights from last month include tips on how to effectively read financial news by Robert J. Martorana, CFA; James Grant’s opinion of negative interest rates; a discussion of Marc Faber’s take on the recent shifts in the global balance of economic power by Ron Rimkus, CFA; and the four main skill sets and one big realization that make up intelligence training, by Nathan Jaye, CFA. Read more

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The C-Suite Speaks: Healthy Consumers

Recent statistics suggest that consumers are in pretty healthy shape, but macro uncertainty may still be causing some hesitation. The US Federal Reserve is also showing some hesitation, as it neglected to raise rates last week. And while Fed chair Janet Yellen reiterated that every meeting is a “live” meeting, there are some signs that even the Fed may be starting to expect that rates will be lower for some time more. Read more

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The C-Suite Speaks: Views from the Top and the Bottom

US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen set the tone for this week with a speech perceived as dovish by the market, Scott Krisiloff, CFA, observes in his latest roundup of news from the C-suite. Yellen said that policy should stay accommodative, while acknowledging that any accommodation should be removed before fully meeting policy goals. This week’s post also contains a number of quotes from the recent LD Micro Invitational conference. Read more

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Book Review: Why Minsky Matters

Book Review: Why Minsky Matters

In this comprehensive overview of the work of the late economist Hyman Minsky, the author serves up a rich variety of concepts that will stimulate and inform anyone concerned about the fate of the economy. If you want to know where we are going, it helps to know where we have come from, and this book provides an essential road map for that journey — past, present, and future. Read more

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