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Top 10 Posts from 2015: The Buffett Bet, Oil Prices, and Accounting Errors

Top 10 Posts from 2015: The Buffett Bet, Oil Prices, and Accounting Errors

As the year draws to a close, it is illuminating to look back at the articles that most resonated with our readers in 2015. In many ways, the results encapsulate the macro and micro issues that investment professionals encountered throughout the year and that are likely to shape the industry in the weeks and month ahead. So what were the leading posts from 2015? Read more

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The C-Suite Speaks: Countdown to Liftoff

The US Federal Reserve may raise interest rates from the zero-bound for the first time in seven years this week. I know we’ve all got Fed fatigue, but this really is an important shift in policy. Plus, what are high-yield spreads saying about credit quality in non-energy sectors? AT&T and Verizon confirm that handset sales are weak this quarter, and energy companies continue to search for a bottom. Read more

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Fed Watch: Preparing for Liftoff

It has been nearly a decade since the US Federal Reserve last raised its Fed Funds rate, which may help to explain the apprehension among financial market participants who wonder how markets will react when the Fed finally decides to move its benchmark rate up from the current 0% to 0.25% range. Earlier this week, we asked CFA Institute Financial NewsBrief readers when they expect the Fed to hike interest rates. Not surprisingly, opinions were divided. Read more

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