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Coronavirus Toll Update: Cases & Deaths by Country of Wuhan, China Virus – Worldometer

Worldometer.com provides live updates on the impact of the Coronavirus around the world.

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Coronavirus and the Implications for Emerging Markets

Everyday, we are learning more about the Coronavirus and its impact on a humanitarian level.  There is also an economic impact to this epidemic.  Looking specifically at emerging markets, Manraj Sekhon, CFA  writing for Adventures in Emerging Markets gives his opinion of the economic toll on emerging markets due to this virus.

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The Coronavirus is Less Deadly Than SARS — But That May Explain Why it’s More Contagious

Personal Finance Editor for MarketWatch, QuentinFottrell, looks at the Coronavirus epidemic in comparison to other historic pandemics.

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Coronavirus: A Quick Guide to the Outbreak Sweeping the World

The Telegraph has put together this useful (and updated) resource to help readers learn more about the Coronavirus, it’s symptoms and origins.

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2020 Outlook for Emerging Markets Equity Investing

Writing for Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets, Manraj Sekhon CFA, chief investment officer for Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, offers predictions for Emerging Markets in 2020.

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Low Interest Rates Worry the Fed. Ben Bernanke Has Some Ideas

Writing for the New York Times, Jeanna Smialek, Jim Tankersley and Ben Casselman look at statements made recently by former Chair of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke.  In particular, the article looks at Bernanke’s opinions of the current interest rate environment and the actions of the Federal Reserve.

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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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Charles Schwab in Advanced Talks to Buy TD Ameritrade: Source

Writing for Reuters, Tamara Mathais and Anirban Sen look at the potential acquisition of TD Ameritrade by Charles Schwab Corporation.

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Emerging Markets Show a Quiet Resilience

Writing for Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets, Andrew Ness, Portfolio Manager for Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity looks at various Emerging Market economies.  In this article, Ness encourages readers to consider each market independently when making investment decisions.

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Why the Economy Might Not Sway 2020 Voters

2020 is just around the corner and American voters will head to the polls to elect the next President.  Does the performance of the U.S. economy factor into a voter’s decision making process?  Writing for the New York Times, Ben Casselman and Jim Tankersley explore this topic.

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