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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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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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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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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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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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Ten Years after the Financial Meltdown: What Have We Learned?

It has been 10 years since the Lehman Brother’s collapse.  Did the U.S. economy learn a valuable lesson?  Does the banking system look much different from 10 years ago?  Writing for Stanford University’s Business School Magazine, Insights, Edmund Andrews interviewed Stanford Professors Darrell Duffie and Amit Seru.

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