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What Is Brexit? A Simple Guide to Why It Matters and What Happens Next

Brexit is certainly dynamic and often times confusing.  In this recent New York Times article, Benjamin Mueller explains the history of Brexit and current negotiation points.

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An Unlikely Effect of Jack Bogle’s Creation: Helping to Keep Inflation Low

The legacy and impact of John “Jack” Bogle, founder of the Vanguard Group, is beautifully highlighted in this recent New York Times article by Jeff Sommer.

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Theresa May Lost Big on Her Brexit Deal Vote — Here’s What Could Happen Now

Is there a future for Brexit?  Following the historic U.K. Parliament vote this week, David Reid with CNBC takes a look at possible scenarios.

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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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The Market’s Been Falling. I’m Putting My Money in Stocks Anyway

What to do when stock prices fall?  In this recent opinion piece for the New York Times, Jeff Sommer offers his suggestions.

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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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Countering Global Protectionism, Pacific Trade Pact Nears Takeoff

Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, Singapore & New Zealand have formally ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).  The CPTPP will take effect in December of 2018.  What are the benefits of the CPTPP? How does it compare with current trade policies in the United States?  Writing for Reuters, Charlotte Greenfield provides details on the CPTPP and its possible implications on the global economy.

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Jeremy Siegel: Why the Stock Market Slip Is Not a Slide

Professor Jeremy Siegel of the Wharton School discusses the recent ebbs and flows of the stock market. Read the transcript from the Knowledge@Wharton radio show on SiriusXM.

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China Wants To End Trade War But ‘U.S. Position Keeps Changing,’ Ambassador Says

Could there be a resolution to the trade war between the U.S. and China?  Writing for NPR’s Morning Edition, Steve Inskeep interviews the current Chinese Ambassador to the U.N., Cui Tiankai.

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2 Major Investment Cycles Are Nearing Peaks, Here’s How To Prepare

Writing for Forbes, Michael Cannivet takes a look at the ebb and flow of past market cycles to hypothesize what is on the horizon.  He looks at both domestic and international trends and offers insight on what is next for the world economy.

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