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The Transition to a Sustainable Economy

Investing to create a more sustainable and equitable world has been the spotlight for many individuals over the last few years.  Writing for Pax World Funds, Dr. Julie Gorte, (Senior Vice President for Sustainable Investing, Impax Asset Management LLC and Pax World Funds) outlines the environmental and socio-economic concerns impacting today’s society.

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What Does ‘Inverted Yield Curve’ Mean?

Discussions of the bond yield curve have been making headlines of late.  Why is the yield curve important and how does it impact everyday life?  This recent article by Karen Wallace published in Morningstar helps explain these questions and many others related to yield curve.

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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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When History Rhymes

Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, offers readers of the IMFBlog the opportunity to compare the world at the turn of the last century with our society today.  Are there similarities worth noting?  Have we learned from the past?

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Green Bonds Benefit Companies, Investors, and the Planet

In recent years, many climate-friendly or green project initiatives have been financed by corporate “green bonds.” In a recent article published in the Harvard Business Review, Professor Caroline Flammer looks at the performance of these investments.  Is there a long-term benefit?

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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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