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The Financial System and Corporate Governance Impacts of Passive Management
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The Financial System and Corporate Governance Impacts of Passive Management

The rapid rise in investors’ use of low cost equity indexing is helping investors implement increasingly cost-effective equity investment programs.

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Bitcoin: What Are the Benefits and Risks of This Recent Investing Phenomenon?

In recent months, Bitcoin pricing has garnered a lot of press. But what is Bitcoin, and is it something that should be part of the average investor’s portfolio?

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Recent Market Swings: Volatility is Back

What investors need to know – and what they should do.

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What Made 2017 A Positive Year For Commodities?

Higher oil prices and the response to recent cold weather in much of the United States contributed to a strong end for commodities in 2017, and led the asset class to its second positive annual return in a row. This should cheer commodities investors who suffered steep losses in recent years.

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Investment Portfolios and Death Spirals

Nobel Laureate William Sharpe was recently quoted as saying the decumulation phase of the investment life-cycle is “the nastiest, hardest problem in finance.”

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