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Geopolitics, higher rates rattle markets

Media reports about blasts in Iran believed to be Israeli missiles increased uncertainty on capital markets. Gold briefly shot up and oil was also trading higher. In addition to geopolitics, higher rates pressured stocks markets at the end of the week.

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US stocks drop as Asia and Europe recover

US stocks continued to fall midweek, dragged down by chipmakers, while Europe closed mostly higher on Wednesday and Asian markets were making solid gains across the board on Thursday. Inflation data out of Europe bolstered hopes that the European Central Bank (ECB) may begin cutting rates at...
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Fed, ECB see differing paths to rate cuts

Speeches from the leaders of some of the world’s largest central banks on Tuesday painted a picture of diverging monetary policy paths in the US and Europe. While Federal Reserve (Fed) Chair Jerome Powell suggested the central bank may need to keep rates higher for long to achieve its 2%...
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Chinese economy kicks off year with solid growth

The Chinese economy grew faster than economists had expected in the first quarter of the year, but the economic expansion wasn’t enough to keep markets in positive territory early in the week. Asian stocks continued to slide on Tuesday following losses on US equity markets on Monday, as the...


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William F. Sharpe: The ivory tower meets the real world

Today's investment landscape would be very different without the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Sharpe ratio, both developed by this Nobel Prize-winning economist.

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Beyond the horizon: a five-year capital markets outlook

Even investors with long-term goals can focus too closely on the present and miss opportunities that only develop over time. While it's particularly hard to predict the future in times like these, we can identify investment themes like sustainability and technological innovation that will drive...
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The revolution taking place at the office

Is New Work a passing fad, or a trend that will shape how companies operate in the future?
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Commodity trading

Before the development of today's global transportation networks, only the most expensive commodities were traded in bulk. Now commodities trading covers a wealth of goods from wheat and gold to oil and gas.

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