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2020 Outlook for Emerging Markets Equity Investing

Writing for Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets, Manraj Sekhon CFA, chief investment officer for Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, offers predictions for Emerging Markets in 2020.

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Low Interest Rates Worry the Fed. Ben Bernanke Has Some Ideas

Writing for the New York Times, Jeanna Smialek, Jim Tankersley and Ben Casselman look at statements made recently by former Chair of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke.  In particular, the article looks at Bernanke’s opinions of the current interest rate environment and the actions of the Federal Reserve.

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Most Arguments Against Index Investing Aren’t Compelling

Writing for Morningstar.com, Alex Bryan, CFA looks at the benefits of index investing.

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Charles Schwab in Advanced Talks to Buy TD Ameritrade: Source

Writing for Reuters, Tamara Mathais and Anirban Sen look at the potential acquisition of TD Ameritrade by Charles Schwab Corporation.

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Emerging Markets Show a Quiet Resilience

Writing for Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets, Andrew Ness, Portfolio Manager for Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity looks at various Emerging Market economies.  In this article, Ness encourages readers to consider each market independently when making investment decisions.

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Why the Economy Might Not Sway 2020 Voters

2020 is just around the corner and American voters will head to the polls to elect the next President.  Does the performance of the U.S. economy factor into a voter’s decision making process?  Writing for the New York Times, Ben Casselman and Jim Tankersley explore this topic.

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IMF names Kristalina Georgieva as new head

Economist Kristalina Georgieva of Bulgaria has been tapped to succeed Christine Lagarde as managing director of the IMF.  She is the first managing director of the IMF from an emerging economy.

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Creating A Sustainable Economy

Will nations collaborate to stave off climate change and create a sustainable economy?  That is the topic of discussion at the 2019 Climate Change Summit held recently at UN headquarters in New York.  It is also a topic lately examined by Dr. Julie Gorte, Senior Vice President of Sustainable Investing at Pax World Funds.

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UN Climate Action Summit 2019

This link as published by the United Nations details all the different components of the UN’s 2019 Climate Action Summit.  Particulars include the September 21st Youth Summit and the full weekend’s agenda.

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Meet Teen Climate Activist Greta Thunberg

In this video, CNN journalist Bill Weir speaks with environmental activist Greta Thunberg. The interview sheds light on Greta’s background and her valiant work to help address the very real threat of climate change.

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