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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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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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Forget the Trade War Already: China Is Cutting Taxes

Writing for Barron’s, Jeff Weniger looks at economic news in China beyond the US-China trade wars.

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The Future of the U.S.-China Trade War

The trade war between China and the U.S. is the topic of many recent articles. Will there be a winner? How will this impact the economies of both countries as well as the global markets? David Dollar, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institute, takes a look at the current policies and potential ramifications.

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U.S. and China Expand Trade War as Beijing Matches Trump’s Tariffs

Writing for the New York Times, Ana Swanson looks at the tariffs proposed by the Trump administration towards China. The article looks at promises made by both the U.S. and Chinese governments on future trade proposals.

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How ‘Trade Wars’ Can Impact Markets

This article published in Forbes in March 2018 is worth a second look today.  Contributor Kenneth Rapoza looks at historical ramifications of trade wars and tariffs on world markets.  He also considers more recent events on the topic.

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Why Protectionism Won’t Bring Back Jobs

Is a global trade war on the horizon?  Knowledge@Wharton recently shared this podcast which discusses the topic of free trade and protectionism.  The conversation features Wharton Professor Mauro Guillen, Director of the G7 Research Group John Kirton and HEC Professor Olivier Chatain.

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Bloomberg Update on the Fiduciary Rule

As defined by Investopedia.com, the Fiduciary Rule states that financial advisors must act in the best interest of their clients and put the interests of their clients ahead of their own.  This rule, issued in 2016 by the Department of Labor, has come under review.  Bloomberg’s recent article on the topic written by Katherine Chiglinsky outlines the history, importance and current state of the Fiduciary Rule.

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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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