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BMO Global Asset Management

January 23, 2020

Secrets of 2x Advisors

Our panelists, David Griffin of Atlanta Retirement Plans, Jania Stout of Hightower, and Robert Scherzer of Pensionmark, discuss what they learned on their path to 2x, including how they conquered the challenge of growing so rapidly.

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Interactive Brokers

January 21, 2020

More About Monetarism

Monetarism, which was largely associated with Nobel Laureate economist Milton Friedman, posited that GDP and inflation were primarily influenced by the money supply. A central tenet was the quantity theory of money.

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January 14, 2020

Lessons From Our Most Read Five Questions Interviews

Now that we have completed our first year, I thought it might be interesting to take a look back at our most popular interviews and some of the important lessons that I learned from them. Below are our five most read interviews from our first year and the key lesson I took from each of them.

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January 7, 2020

Productivity as an Edge in Equity Research

Investing is an ever-evolving industry. In recent years, we have seen the rise of indexing, quantitative strategies, an explosion of alternative data, and fee compression. Specific tools and data sets have delivered some improvements, for example, the addition of alternative data to analysts’ resources; however, the research workflow has remained relatively static.

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December 17, 2019

The Danger of Overscrutinizing Out of Favor Investment Metrics

No investing factor has been maligned more than the Price/Book in recent years. In a period where value in general has performed very poorly, the Price/Book has struggled more than any of the other common value factors. When you couple that with the fact that the Price/Book’s failure to account for intangible assets makes its validity questionable in a world where more than 80% of assets are intangible, you have a perfect storm for investors challenging the long-term validity of the factor.

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FTSE Russell

December 6, 2019

Growth In ESG Begs The Question of Implementation

A significant level of assets have flowed into sustainable investment in recent years, to the tune of $30.7 trillion globally in the five major markets at the start of 2018—a 34% increase in two years—according to The Global Sustainable Investing Alliance’s most recent trends report.

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November 29, 2019

7 Pitfalls to Avoid When Building a Lineup

Josh covers some of those potential traps and errors that can arise when building a lineup. Although we think about how investors will be using them in a more institutional context, often within a retirement plan, many of these points are equally relevant if you are building your own individual portfolio.

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CME Group

November 27, 2019

Trading Is Stressful, And Traders Need An Outlet

Many traders would deal with stress in positive ways like exercise or competitive sports, while others seemed to never find the right outlet. Over the years I’ve tried to identify the characteristics of the successful traders, and the one thing that always pops up is a healthy respect for risk.

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November 19, 2019

A Framework to Evaluate Value Strategies

When I talk about value investing, I am talking about a more traditional definition of it. That means buying cheap stocks relative to current fundamentals. That could mean earnings or cash flow or book value or sales or a variety of other metrics. There are some funds out there that use the word “value” in their name, but don’t fit into this traditional value mold.

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Gabelli Funds

November 13, 2019

ESG Issue Series: Supply Chain

For any manufacturer, the importance of understanding risks in their supply chain is clear. Whether it is logistics, disruption, sourcing or quality issues, businesses know that globalization means reliance on supply chains. Monitoring and evaluation of supply chains is a complex process that typically is not noticed by end customers if it runs well.

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November 5, 2019

The Facts About Buybacks

Before we debate the merits of buybacks, it is important to understand what they are. Profitable companies generate excess cash on a regular basis. They have a variety of options for what to do with it. They can reinvest it back in their business. They can just keep it in the bank. They can buy other companies with it . They can pay down debt. They can pay dividends. They can also buy back their own stock.

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