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Are you prepared for inflation? Are you prepared for deflation? Or some “fat-tail” economic event? Today Charles Hugh Smith shows you why you need to have a plan for all scenarios.
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Japanese Investors Panic After Stocks Tumble And BOJ Does Not Buy ETFs
Something took place on Tuesday that has happened just once since 2016: Japan's Topix index (which is widely viewed as more representative of Japanese equities than the Nikkei) tumbled by 2% in the morning session.... and the BOJ did not intervene.
Why is this notable? Because - in a world where everyone is now…
David Blitz, the head of quant research at Robeco, and Robeco researcher Matthias Hanauer have posted a commentary on the value factor. This is one of the classic Fama-French factors. It began life in 1992 as a simple “high minus low” (HML) calculation; the postulation that stocks with high book-to-marketRead More
Research conducted by Scientific Beta looks at the performance of ESG strategies and asks whether non-financial information in ESG scores offers additional performance benefits. The research finds that the effect of risk adjusting the performance of ESG strategies shrinks the apparent alpha to a level where none of the strategies delivers positive alpha. The post Honey, I shrunk the ESG alpha…
Join Downtown Josh Brown and Michael Batnick for another round of What Are Your Thoughts? On this week's episode, Josh and Michael discuss the biggest topics in investing and finance, including:... The post Why Everyone is Selling Their Tech Stocks appeared first on The Reformed Broker.
Later this week, Britain gets its first ever conference focused entirely on value for money. I’ll be speaking on a panel with Chris Sier who runs ClearGlass (but also helped found AgeWage). Chris’ work looks at the money side … Continue reading →
This article was originally published by ShoreVest on April 12, 2021. It is a comparative analysis of the risk/return profile of Chinese private debt. The paper addresses competing private credit products, creditor risks, assumptions about credit protections, the size of the market, the lack of competition, and potential fit within aRead More
The QE Endgame: A Big Problem Is Emerging For The Fed
For the second time in three weeks, the US Treasury sold $40BN in 4-week bills at a price of 100.000% representing a rate of 0.00%.
To be sure, Bills had printed at 0.000% at auction previously, but that was largely during the reserve glut days of 2015.
So why now? The same reason usage of the Fed's Reverse Repo facility…
Research by MetLife UK has revealed that half of employees would sacrifice some of their salary for personalised benefits. The study was compiled as part of the fourth and final chapter of MetLife’s Re:Me report, redefine, which found that almost seven in 10 (69%) people admitted they would work harder for an organisation that provided […]
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Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.• At 8:30 AM, The Consumer Price Index for April from the BLS. The consensus is for 0.2% increase in CPI, and a 0.3% increase in core CPI.• At 11:00 AM, NY Fed: Q1 Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit
The coming-into-force of the Off-Payroll (IR35) rules for the private sector on 6 April 2021 was, as was expected by many, diminished, due to more or less all business owners having to focus on maintaining their businesses and livelihoods in light of the calamity of the pandemic. In real terms this has led to many […]
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By Kaitlin Howes, Experience Manager at Reward Gateway Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) is not a stagnant initiative for Reward Gateway – we know that it is a journey and a journey that we are very much committed to. Our aim has been to sew DEI programmes into the fabric of our organisation, ensuring that […]
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Company values can be described as the core values or standards that guide your business. Your company values sum up what your business stands for, influence your company culture and drive how and why you do things. Company values help businesses grow and evolve without losing focus on what is important to them. Studies have […]
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DC’s de-risked DB? – that is the question The argument that defined contribution pension schemes were just like defined benefit pension schemes grew out of the reluctance of corporates around the developed world to fund promises with a blank cheque … Continue reading →