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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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France’s 2017 Presidential Election

Emmanuel Macron is the new President of France.  He defeated Marie La Pen and the National Front Party by a large margin to secure the presidency. Bloomberg provides a consolidated resource on its website that highlights the election and allows readers to gain deeper insight into the results.

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Trump’s Planned Economic Policies: What Could Work, and What Won’t?

Knowledge@Wharton has released a 14 minute podcast. Donald Trump’s plans to invest in infrastructure could stimulate the U.S. economy and create jobs, but tax cuts could smother long-term growth, according to Kent Smetters, Wharton professor of business economics and public policy.

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OECD Slashes US Forecast as Gives Global Economy B Minus

The Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) has recently cut its growth predictions for the U.S. Economy to 2.0% in 2015 and 2.8% in 2016 (down from original forecasts of 3.1% in 2015 and 3.0% in 2016). The reason for this cut stems from numerous factors including a strong U.S. dollar and rough winter weather across much of the U.S.  This re-evaluation for the U.S., as well as the rest of the world, is explored in a current article published by the BBC.

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