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Most Arguments Against Index Investing Aren’t Compelling

Writing for Morningstar.com, Alex Bryan, CFA looks at the benefits of index investing.

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Why the Economy Might Not Sway 2020 Voters

2020 is just around the corner and American voters will head to the polls to elect the next President.  Does the performance of the U.S. economy factor into a voter’s decision making process?  Writing for the New York Times, Ben Casselman and Jim Tankersley explore this topic.

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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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