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Puerto Rico Declares a Form of Bankruptcy

In May, Puerto Rico declared bankruptcy so it could come out from under $123 billion of debt. Writing for the New York Times, Mary Williams Walsh examines how this bankruptcy came about and Puerto Rico’s efforts to move forward with their economy.

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Emerging Markets and Developing Economies: Sustaining Growth in a Less Supportive External Environment

Writing for the IMF Blog, Bertrand Gruss, Malhar Nabar, and Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro take a look at the role of Emerging Market economies as part of the larger global economy.  According to their work, Emerging Markets have become a more influential part of world-wide economic growth. This study looks at how these countries have integrated into and influenced the wider financial markets.

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Dismantling Dodd-Frank May Have to Wait

Writing for Bloomberg Businessweek, Peter Coy examines the possible future of Dodd-Frank in the Trump administration.

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What History Tells Us About Your Investments in 2017

Writing for the Washington Post, Barry Ritholtz takes a look at historic market trends. How did the market react after past Presidential inaugurations? What have the bond markets done in the past? What can the CAPE ratio show us?

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Can We Ignore the Alarm Bells the Bond Market Is Ringing?

Is the bond market still a good indicator of economic health and direction? Writing for the New York Times, Neil Irwin believes that the bond market may no longer be the gauge that it has been in the past.

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These Timeless Investing Principles Made Warren Buffett Rich

In an opinion piece for MarketWatch, Professor Lawrence Cunningham looks at Warren Buffett’s investment style. In particular, he looks at Buffett’s strategy of investing with a “margin of safety.”

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When Not Paying Attention Pays Off

Writing for the New York Times, John List examines healthy habits of long-term investors. If you have a long investing horizon, your best strategy may not be to over-analyze those monthly statements.

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Fed to Raise Rates Twice This Year but Conviction Fading

Will the Fed raise rates again? If so, when? This is the question currently being pondered by many economists and explored in this article by Anu Bararia for Reuters.

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Blame the Robots as Oil, Stocks Trade in Tandem

Writing for Marketwatch, William Watts looks at the parallel between the plunge in oil prices and stock market performance.  Watts’ article explores how this interrelationship could be a result of computer trading programs.

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Here’s What Buffett Wouldn’t Do, and Maybe You Shouldn’t Either

Bloomberg has summarized some highlights from Warren Buffett’s speeches and annual letters relating to investing and management over the years. He stresses the importance of keeping perspective when investing, the role of cash and diversification.

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