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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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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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3 Investing Mistakes to Avoid

The recent turbulence in the markets can put an investor on edge.  How should one navigate choppy waters? Ben Johnson, CFA offers his advice in this recent article published by Morningstar.com

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The Year in Review: Global Economy in 5 Charts

Writing for the blog of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Oya Celasun, Gian Maria Milesli-Ferretti and Maurice Obstfeld reflect on important economic trends of 2017. Chart topics include global trade and commodity prices.

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How Will Trump Reshape the Federal Reserve?

This October, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer will resign.  President Trump will select Fischer’s replacement.  Whom he will choose as the next Vice Chair is the topic of discussion in this recent Podcast produced by Knowledge@Wharton.

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Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season: The Aftermath of “Harma”

It has been a horrific hurricane season.  The fury from these storms has left a path of devastation.  Liz Ann Sonders, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. recently reflected on the economic impact of these storms.

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Amazon has triggered a $5 billion bidding war — here are the 50 cities that are in competition for its new HQ

Amazon is looking for a 2nd headquarters. The lucky city will benefit from major investment from the company and thousands of well-paying jobs. Is your city in the running? Writing for Business Insider, Dennis Green takes a close look of 50 contending cities.

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Longtime stock bull Jeremy Siegel sees Dow 24,000 this year

The Dow will reach 24,000 by the end of this year if President Trump and the Republicans on Capitol Hill deliver on corporate tax reform, the Wharton School finance professor says in this CNBC interview.

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