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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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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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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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Every One of the World’s Big Economies Is Now Growing

Writing for the New York Times, Peter Goodman examines the growth of the world’s major economies – a landmark that has not happened since the financial crisis.  Goodman explores IMF predictions and trends pushing these economies forward.

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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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Some Women Attain an Enviable Status: 401(k) Millionaire

Writing for the New York Times, Tara Siegel Bernard looks at the rise of women 401k millionaires. The articles looks at recent trends that explain the success of more women reaching this financial goal.

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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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Six Charts That Help Explain the Republican Tax Plan

The New York Times published this series of charts to help explain the general proposals put forth in the republican tax reform proposal. The exact details have yet to be hammered out but article provides some big picture context to the proposal.

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