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What’s in a name? Souce: Worditout.com That’s what Juliet asks in the famous “balcony scene” in Romeo and Juliet. She had fallen in love with Romeo, but Romeo had the wrong family name. Tragically, they [...]
What is risk? Base jumpers. Photo: Christophe Michot. Souce: Wikipedia In 1952 Harry Markowitz changed the world. By combining different assets he proved that a diversified portfolio would have a lower variance. His mathematical formula [...]
What can investors do about low rates? Source: St. Louis Fed Low interest rate around the world are challenging investors and savers everywhere. And it isn’t just households: state and local pension funds—once fully funded—are [...]
Does the Federal Reserve need to do some team-building? Federal Reserve “Dot Plot.” Source: Federal Reserve As expected, the Fed did not increase their interest rate target. Instead, they decided to wait for further progress [...]
Getting Personal in the Gig Economy What is the “gig economy” doing to us? Photo: Elisa Riva. Source: Pixabay More and more people today are independent contractors—about a third of the US economy. Apps like [...]