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The Future of the U.S.-China Trade War

The trade war between China and the U.S. is the topic of many recent articles. Will there be a winner? How will this impact the economies of both countries as well as the global markets? David Dollar, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute, takes a look at the current policies and potential ramifications.

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Pundits Predicting Panic in Emerging Markets

Writing for Research Affiliates, Chris Brightman, Michele Mazzoleni & Jonathan Treussard look at current trends in Emerging Markets. Is there cause for concern? Brightman, Mazzoleni & Treussard analyze the numbers.

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How Do Expenses Change in Retirement?

Morningstar contributor Christine Benz takes a look at spending trends of retirees in this recent article. In the article she looks at how individuals can determine when they are ready to retire – what she defines as retirement readiness.

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U.S. and China Expand Trade War as Beijing Matches Trump’s Tariffs

Writing for the New York Times, Ana Swanson looks at the tariffs proposed by the Trump administration towards China. The article looks at promises made by both the U.S. and Chinese governments on future trade proposals.

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How ‘Trade Wars’ Can Impact Markets

This article published in Forbes in March 2018 is worth a second look today.  Contributor Kenneth Rapoza looks at historical ramifications of trade wars and tariffs on world markets.  He also considers more recent events on the topic.

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Passive Beats Active Management

Writing for the London Business School Review, Professor Steven Schaefer weighs in on active vs. passive investment management.  To analyze the topic, he highlights his 2017 conversation with Nobel Prize winner Professor Eugene Fama, which took place at the London Business School’s 3rd Annual Insight Summit Conference.

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Emerging Markets Experience a Healthy Correction in May

This recent post presented in Franklin Templeton Investments’ blog Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets looks at recent developments in Emerging Markets.  Analysis is given by  Emerging Markets Equity Chief Investment Officer Manraj Sekhon and Director of Portfolio Management Chetan Sehgal.

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Why Protectionism Won’t Bring Back Jobs

Is a global trade war on the horizon?  Knowledge@Wharton recently shared this podcast which discusses the topic of free trade and protectionism.  The conversation features Wharton Professor Mauro Guillen, Director of the G7 Research Group John Kirton and HEC Professor Olivier Chatain.

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Bloomberg Update on the Fiduciary Rule

As defined by Investopedia.com, the Fiduciary Rule states that financial advisors must act in the best interest of their clients and put the interests of their clients ahead of their own.  This rule, issued in 2016 by the Department of Labor, has come under review.  Bloomberg’s recent article on the topic written by Katherine Chiglinsky outlines the history, importance and current state of the Fiduciary Rule.

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Hearts, Minds and Money: Maximizing Charitable Giving

Why do people give to charity?  How do people choose which charities to support? Knowledge@Wharton recently interviewed Wharton Professor Deborah Small regarding her current research on charitable giving.

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