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Changes to the Emerging Markets Club: China (A Shares), Argentina and Saudi Arabia

There have been recent changes in the Emerging Markets Indexes.  Writing for Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets, Dina Ting and Louis Hsu look at the Chinese, Agentinian and Saudi Arabian economies.

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The Groucho Marx Theory of Efficient Markets

The Efficient Market Hypothesis was developed by Nobel Prize winner Professor Eugene Fama in the 1970s.  This recent article published in Kellogg Insight by Professor Mitchell Petersen of the Kellogg School of Management looks closely at the mechanics of Efficient Markets.

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What a Yield-Curve Inversion Really Says About the U.S. Economy

Can the yield-curve really predict the economic future?  Writing for Bloomberg Businessweek, Peter Coy looks at the yield-curve and what it means in the current financial and political landscape.

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Why are there protests in Hong Kong?

This article, published by the BBC, helps to give some context for the protests currently gripping Hong Kong in their dispute with China.

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Preparing Brexit: No Deal

A thoughtful piece published by the “Institute for Government” (a UK think tank) that goes into great detail to help explain the ramifications and fallout of a “No Deal” Brexit result.

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BBC’s Brexit Website

The BBC has put together this compilation of relevant news and articles which includes the most current information on the status of Brexit.

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News Analysis: In Ramping Up Trade War with China, Trump Could be Playing with Fire

The trade war with China continues to make headlines.  Writing for the Los Angeles Times, Don Lee looks at the latest developments.

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Are Investors Chronically Pessimistic?

Is the glass half-full or half-empty?  Behavioral finance is always an interesting topic to explore. Academics and industry professionals alike analyze market trends and investor habits to better understand individual behaviors.  Writing for the Chicago Booth Review, Dwyer Gunn considers recent works published by Professor Klaus Adam (Oxford), Senior Economist Dmitry Mateev (Bank of Canada) and Professor Stefan Nagel (University of Chicago) on the topic.

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New Challenges Faced By The Bretton Woods Institutions

It has been 75 years since the Bretton Woods Conference. This recent article written by Otaviano Canuto for Seeking Alpha looks at the development of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank since their inceptions.  In particular, Canuto looks at how these institutions have responded to political and environmental developments since 1944.

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75th Anniversary of Bretton Woods Events

2019 marks the 75th Anniversary of the Bretton Woods Conference.  The conference, held at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in 1944, established what is now known at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank.  The World Bank has organized several presentations and conferences to mark the anniversary.

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