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Investing in FAANG Stocks: Should You Expect Unexpected Returns?

Writing for Dimensional Fund Advisors, Professor Kenneth French explains expected vs the unexpected returns and why these terms are important for investors.

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Growing Optimism on a COVID-19 Vaccine Boosts Investor Confidence in August

This recent blog published in Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets looks at the economic trends in various countries around the world.

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Why the ‘Rothification’ of 401(k)s Would Hurt Retirees

Writing for Knowledge@Wharton, Professor Olivia Mitchell,Wharton Professor of business economics and public policy, looks at a new proposal circulating in Washington for the taxation of 401k plans.  The idea being explored looks at using after-tax dollars for contributions, much like a Roth, rather than allowing the current structure where contributions are made with pre-tax dollars.  Is this a good idea?  Professor Mitchell explores this topic.

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Juggling Coronavirus and Economy, Denmark Readies to Ease Lockdown

Some countries in Europe are starting to plan for life post-lockdown.  This recent article in Reuters by Stine Jacobsen and Nikolaj Skysgaard  looks at the considerations being made by the Danish government to possibly start easing restrictions after Easter.

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Markets Have Three Virus Scenarios to Consider

As the health emergency of Covid-19 develops, Aaron Brown of Bloomberg.com looks at how this illness and its impact on the world economy could effect investment portfolios.

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World Health Organization: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

For up-to-date information directly from the World Health Organization (WHO), please refer directly to their website.

Coronavirus Toll Update: Cases & Deaths by Country of Wuhan, China Virus – Worldometer

Worldometer.com provides live updates on the impact of the Coronavirus around the world.

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Coronavirus and the Implications for Emerging Markets

Everyday, we are learning more about the Coronavirus and its impact on a humanitarian level.  There is also an economic impact to this epidemic.  Looking specifically at emerging markets, Manraj Sekhon, CFA  writing for Adventures in Emerging Markets gives his opinion of the economic toll on emerging markets due to this virus.

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The Coronavirus is Less Deadly Than SARS — But That May Explain Why it’s More Contagious

Personal Finance Editor for MarketWatch, QuentinFottrell, looks at the Coronavirus epidemic in comparison to other historic pandemics.

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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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