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A Decade After The Great Recession, Is the Global Financial System Safer?

It has been 10 years since The Great Recession sent the world economy into a tailspin.  In a recent interview conducted by Knowledge@Wharton, Wharton Professors Richard Herring, Krista Schwarz and Itay Goldstein look at how the U.S. and European governments responded to the crisis and where their financial systems are today.

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How To Avoid A Shark Attack

What does a shark attack look like for an investor?  How can one safely navigate through rough seas to obtain financial goals?  Are sharks circling now? Jeffrey Kleintop, CFA, Senior Vice President, Chief Global Investment Strategist for Charles Schwab recently addressed this topic for Schwab’s Market Commentary. 

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How to Invest With a Conscience (and Still Make Money)

Impact investing is an often-discussed topic for many investors.  Writing for the New York Times, Paul Sullivan shares the wisdom of those individuals and organizations who are shaping the future of social investing.

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3 Investing Mistakes to Avoid

The recent turbulence in the markets can put an investor on edge.  How should one navigate choppy waters? Ben Johnson, CFA offers his advice in this recent article published by Morningstar.com

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Every One of the World’s Big Economies Is Now Growing

Writing for the New York Times, Peter Goodman examines the growth of the world’s major economies – a landmark that has not happened since the financial crisis.  Goodman explores IMF predictions and trends pushing these economies forward.

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Puerto Rico Declares a Form of Bankruptcy

In May, Puerto Rico declared bankruptcy so it could come out from under $123 billion of debt. Writing for the New York Times, Mary Williams Walsh examines how this bankruptcy came about and Puerto Rico’s efforts to move forward with their economy.

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Emerging Markets and Developing Economies: Sustaining Growth in a Less Supportive External Environment

Writing for the IMF Blog, Bertrand Gruss, Malhar Nabar, and Marcos Poplawski-Ribeiro take a look at the role of Emerging Market economies as part of the larger global economy.  According to their work, Emerging Markets have become a more influential part of world-wide economic growth. This study looks at how these countries have integrated into and influenced the wider financial markets.

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Dismantling Dodd-Frank May Have to Wait

Writing for Bloomberg Businessweek, Peter Coy examines the possible future of Dodd-Frank in the Trump administration.

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What History Tells Us About Your Investments in 2017

Writing for the Washington Post, Barry Ritholtz takes a look at historic market trends. How did the market react after past Presidential inaugurations? What have the bond markets done in the past? What can the CAPE ratio show us?

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Can We Ignore the Alarm Bells the Bond Market Is Ringing?

Is the bond market still a good indicator of economic health and direction? Writing for the New York Times, Neil Irwin believes that the bond market may no longer be the gauge that it has been in the past.

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