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Understanding Economics

Understanding Economics

Understanding Economics clever cartoon Understanding Economics pic.twitter.com/Bm0MtLeW2Z — Brattle St. Capital (@BrattleStCap) January 31, 2016

Catalytic IMF? A Gross Flows Approach

Catalytic IMF? A Gross Flows Approach

Catalytic IMF? A Gross Flows Approach Aitor Erce European Stability Mechanism Daniel Riera-Crichton Bates College 2015-11-01 Globalization and Monetary Policy Institute Working Paper No. 254 Abstract: The financial assistance the International Monetary Fund (IMF) provides is assumed to catalyze fresh […]

What’s A Bond Investor To Do?

What’s A Bond Investor To Do?

What’s A Bond Investor To Do? By Pat Reilly, FactSet What a start to 2016! The U.S. equity market is off to the worst start to a year ever. Oil prices continue to tumble from the 2014 peak, without a […]

Alphabet vs Apple

Alphabet vs Apple

Alphabet vs Apple – which company is bigger via FactSet  This Monday after the bell, Alphabet Inc formerly known as Google Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) reported EPS of $8.67 for Q4 2015, which was 7% above the mean EPS estimate. On Tuesday, […]

Two-Thirds Of Americans Believe Money Buys Elections

Two-Thirds Of Americans Believe Money Buys Elections

Two-Thirds Of Americans Believe Money Buys Elections Except it doesn’t Everybody knows that money buys elections. That’s what opponents of the Citizens United decision have been ominously warning us for six years, and their message resonates. A CNN poll found that 67 percent of […]

What We’ve Learned About Unconventional Monetary Policy

What We’ve Learned About Unconventional Monetary Policy

What We’ve Learned About Unconventional Monetary Policy In a recent BloombergView piece, Noah Smith writes that: “It’s becoming clearer that the Fed’s experiments during the Great Recession, dramatic as they were, taught us little about how monetary policy works.”  In […]

A Disciplined Strategy Will Prove Its Merits

A Disciplined Strategy Will Prove Its Merits by Charlie Dreifus, CFA – The Royce Funds Portfolio Manager Charlie Dreifus delves into the details of 2015 performance for Royce Special Equity Fund while discussing the portfolio’s disciplined contrarian strategy, one that […]