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Passive Beats Active Management

Writing for the London Business School Review, Professor Steven Schaefer weighs in on active vs. passive investment management.  To analyze the topic, he highlights his 2017 conversation with Nobel Prize winner Professor Eugene Fama, which took place at the London Business School’s 3rd Annual Insight Summit Conference.

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Emerging Markets Experience a Healthy Correction in May

This recent post presented in Franklin Templeton Investments’ blog Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets looks at recent developments in Emerging Markets.  Analysis is given by  Emerging Markets Equity Chief Investment Officer Manraj Sekhon and Director of Portfolio Management Chetan Sehgal.

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Why Protectionism Won’t Bring Back Jobs

Is a global trade war on the horizon?  Knowledge@Wharton recently shared this podcast which discusses the topic of free trade and protectionism.  The conversation features Wharton Professor Mauro Guillen, Director of the G7 Research Group John Kirton and HEC Professor Olivier Chatain.

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Bloomberg Update on the Fiduciary Rule

As defined by Investopedia.com, the Fiduciary Rule states that financial advisors must act in the best interest of their clients and put the interests of their clients ahead of their own.  This rule, issued in 2016 by the Department of Labor, has come under review.  Bloomberg’s recent article on the topic written by Katherine Chiglinsky outlines the history, importance and current state of the Fiduciary Rule.

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Hearts, Minds and Money: Maximizing Charitable Giving

Why do people give to charity?  How do people choose which charities to support? Knowledge@Wharton recently interviewed Wharton Professor Deborah Small regarding her current research on charitable giving.

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How To Avoid A Shark Attack

What does a shark attack look like for an investor?  How can one safely navigate through rough seas to obtain financial goals?  Are sharks circling now? Jeffrey Kleintop, CFA, Senior Vice President, Chief Global Investment Strategist for Charles Schwab recently addressed this topic for Schwab’s Market Commentary. 

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Saudi Arabia’s First Successful Play for Emerging-Market Status

Saudi Arabia is now considered a Secondary Emerging Markets per the FTSE Russell Global Equity Index. This upgrade could have a huge impact on the Saudi economy and its influence in the global marketplace.  This recent blog entry published in Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets by Bassel Khatoun and Salah Shamma helps readers understand how Saudi Arabia reached this status as well as what may lie ahead.

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Money Habits Are Set by Age 7. Teach Your Kids the Value of a Dollar Now

Author and finance commentator Beth Kobliner recently teamed up with Making Sense on the PBS NewsHour to look at financial habits and the importance of financial literacy.  According to Kobliner, parents should make conversations about money part of everyday dialogue from as early as age 3.

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Trade War Or A War Of Words?

The prospect of imposing new tariffs against China has been making headlines.  China has responded in-kind with similar threats.  What would be the impact of tariffs on the U.S., Chinese & global economies? To help explain tariffs and their ramifications, Christian Camerota of the Harvard Business School interviewed HBS faculty members Professor William Kirby (T. M. Chang Professor of China Studies, Spangler Family Professor of Business Administration) and Professor Willy Shih (Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration).

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Does Lowering the Corporate Tax Rate Spur Economic Growth?

Much research and analysis is being conducted to determine how the new tax reform will benefit the American economy.  A recent article published by KelloggInsight looks at the work of Sergio Rebelo and Nir Jaimovich, which focuses on the impact of corporate tax changes.

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