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The Long-Term Impact of Brexit on the European Union

As negotiations on the logistics of Brexit continue, the IMF conducted a study on the potential economic impact of this event on both the U.K. and the E.U. This report prepared by Jiaqian Chen, Christian Ebeke, Li Lin, Haonan Qu, and Jesse Siminitz is highlighted in their recent IMF blog post.

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The US-Turkey Trade Spat, Explained

Vox helps to bring some clarity to the current crisis in Turkey through the eyes of the trade war, tariffs and Trump.  This article does a good job of explaining how both internal and external influences have had such a dramatic impact on the currency and what that means for the future of Turkey’s economy.

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Turkey’s Lira Crisis Explained

BBC News has put together this simplified summary of the current crisis facing Turkey and the weakening Lira, its impacts and potential challenges facing Turkey’s economic future.

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Do We Face a Retirement Crisis?

Writing for Advisor Perspectives, Joe Tomlinson looks at the current state of retirement spending. What are the trends? What spending and saving habits are considered in retirement planning?

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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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