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2 Major Investment Cycles Are Nearing Peaks, Here’s How To Prepare

Writing for Forbes, Michael Cannivet takes a look at the ebb and flow of past market cycles to hypothesize what is on the horizon.  He looks at both domestic and international trends and offers insight on what is next for the world economy.

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GDP As A Measure of Economic Well-Being

What is GDP (Gross Domestic Product)?  What does it really measure?  Is it the best way to capture the happiness and welfare of a society? These questions were recently explored by Professor Karen Dynan and Dr. Louise Sheiner in a paper published at the Brookings Institution’s Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy.

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Buffett Says Berkshire Buying Own Stock, More Apple

Where is the Oracle of Omaha investing these days? Writing for Reuters, Jonathan Stempel and Trevor Hunnicutt explore the latest insight from Warren Buffett.

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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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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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How Investors Should Read The Jobs Report and US Withdrawal From The Paris Agreement

Writing for Nasdaq.com, contributing writer Martin Tiller offers his opinion on the impact of the US leaving the Paris Climate Accord on the markets.

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Trump’s Paris Agreement Withdrawal: What it Means and What Comes Next

This recent article published by the Brookings Institution examines what is next for both the United States and the Paris Climate Agreement in the aftermath of President Trump’s decision to leave the accord. The article provides the perspective of several of Brooking’s fellows, directors and academics.

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What Is the Future of Impact Investing?

The popularity of impact investing is on the rise. Impact investing is a strategy that allows one to invest in products that combine the goal of financial gain with positive social impact. To better understand this investment method, Kellogg Insight recently interviewed David Chen, chairman of Equilibrium Capital Group and adjunct professor of finance and program director of impact investing at the Kellogg School at Northwestern University and Amit Bouri, CEO of the Global Impact Investing Network.

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What Lin-Manuel Miranda Wishes He Had Known About Money in His 20s

Debt need not always have a negative connotation. In fact, to cultivate a healthy credit score, one must show the ability to handle debt.  Rather than fall into the trap of acquiring too much debt, many millennials shy away from credit cards and other debt instruments. Broadway star Lin-Manuel Miranda recounts his relationship with debt in this article published in the Washington Post.  Debt is not an enemy. As Alexander Hamilton once said, “A national debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing.”

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Pimco Adviser’s ‘Trade of a Decade’ Beckons in Emerging Markets

Writing for Bloomberg.com, Ben Bartenstein looks at Emerging Markets investments in the current economic environment. In particular, he interviews Christopher Brightman, CIO of Research Affiliates, to gain valuable insight for Bloomberg’s readers.

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