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Preparing Brexit: No Deal

A thoughtful piece published by the “Institute for Government” (a UK think tank) that goes into great detail to help explain the ramifications and fallout of a “No Deal” Brexit result.

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BBC’s Brexit Website

The BBC has put together this compilation of relevant news and articles which includes the most current information on the status of Brexit.

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Are Investors Chronically Pessimistic?

Is the glass half-full or half-empty?  Behavioral finance is always an interesting topic to explore. Academics and industry professionals alike analyze market trends and investor habits to better understand individual behaviors.  Writing for the Chicago Booth Review, Dwyer Gunn considers recent works published by Professor Klaus Adam (Oxford), Senior Economist Dmitry Mateev (Bank of Canada) and Professor Stefan Nagel (University of Chicago) on the topic.

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New Challenges Faced By The Bretton Woods Institutions

It has been 75 years since the Bretton Woods Conference. This recent article written by Otaviano Canuto for Seeking Alpha looks at the development of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank since their inceptions.  In particular, Canuto looks at how these institutions have responded to political and environmental developments since 1944.

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75th Anniversary of Bretton Woods Events

2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Bretton Woods Conference.  The conference, held at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in 1944, established what is now known at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.  The World Bank has organized several presentations and conferences to mark the anniversary.

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You Can Use Jack Bogle’s Investing Strategy, Keep a Socially Responsible Focus

If a focus on ESG investing is of interest to you, this recent article written by Lorie Konish for CNBC.com might be worth a read.  In the article, she compares current ESG investment options and how they align with the investment approach put forward by Jack Bogle.

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The Transition to a Sustainable Economy

Investing to create a more sustainable and equitable world has been the spotlight for many individuals over the last few years.  Writing for Pax World Funds, Dr. Julie Gorte, (Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, Impax Asset Management LLC and Pax World Funds) outlines the environmental and socio-economic concerns impacting today’s society.

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Economy Is Strong. Leadership Is Shaky. Which Will Win Out in 2019?

Writing for the New York Times newsletter “The Upshot,” Neil Irwin reflects on the highs and lows of the U.S. economy in 2018 and what may be in store for the year ahead.

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When History Rhymes

Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, offers readers of the IMFBlog the opportunity to compare the world at the turn of the last century with our society today.  Are there similarities worth noting?  Have we learned from the past?

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Trade and Globalization

A report published by Esteban Ortiz-Ospina, Diana Beltekian and Max Roser in Our World in Data (a project of the Oxford Martin Programme on Global Development at the University of Oxford), looks at the history and development of global trade. Originally published in 2014, the article was updated in October 2018 to look at new trends in world markets.

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