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Bonfire of the Currencies: Jim Grant Calls for Return to a “True Gold Standard”

The founder and editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer says that central bank policies have undermined confidence in paper currencies.

Deflation Is What Keeps Central Bankers Up at Night, Says David Blanchflower

The Dartmouth economics professor and former member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee contends that the U.S. Federal Reserve ought to initiate QE3 — and possibly QE4.

Liaquat Ahamed on How to Stop (Central) Bankers from Breaking the World

In the opening session of the 64th CFA Institute Annual Conference, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of Lords of Finance analyzes the lessons of the 1929 Crash and the Great Depression.

Investment Management After the Global Financial Crisis

Portfolio and risk management are changing as investors digest the lessons of the recent financial turmoil, says Sergio Focardi, professor of finance at EDHEC Business School.

Duct Tape and Circuit Breakers

For those of us who were around back in 1987 (the year I received my CFA charter, I might add, boastfully), the circumstances of the “flash crash” of 6 May 2010 were in some ways a modern equivalent to… READ MORE ›

Speaker Preview: The Indiana Jones of Finance Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is

Global investor Jim Rogers isn't one to mince his words. On 11 May, he'll tackle China, commodities, and the future of the U.S. dollar.

Russia’s New Insider Trading Law

After a decade of wrangling and lobbying, Russia’s new law on insider trading and market manipulation finally came into force last January. Such a law was overdue and a necessary step in fulfilling Russia’s stated ambition to make Moscow… READ MORE ›

Let’s Make the Auditor Report More Informative

Similar to market crises and accountancy-related corporate scandals that have occurred in the past, the extent to which auditors act in the interests of investors has yet again been brought into sharp focus in the aftermath of the 2007-2009… READ MORE ›

Speaker Preview: Central Bankers Ignore Stock Market Valuations at Their Peril, Says Andrew Smithers

The London-based founder and chairman of Smithers & Co. has an important message for monetary policymakers.

Speaker Preview: Citi’s Willem H. Buiter on the Drivers of Global Growth

Forget terms like "emerging markets" and "BRIC" countries. The new growth metric is "3G," says the chief economist of Citi Investment Research & Analysis.