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The New Zealand dollar fell in early Asian trading on Monday after no single party won a majority in an election over the weekend, leaving investors facing a period of political uncertainty. Full story
If an investment strategy is good enough for one of the top minds in finance, it is probably good enough for you, right? Full story
If the world becoming less economically integrated, someone is going to have to explain why growth around the world is so remarkably consistent and tightly correlated. Full story
Unpleasant it may be, but investors do better if the mutual funds they hold are managed by companies with an ethos more like that of a viper pit than a kindergarten. Full story
It isn’t just your imagination: activist hedge funds do go after companies led by woman CEOs more often. Full story
If your aim is to spend 4 percent of your portfolio annually in retirement, the best advice is “I wouldn’t start from here”. Full story
Institutions do better than individuals at active fund management, but given that both come out losers the underlying message is that picking stocks and bonds is a game neither group should play. Full story
Healthcare stocks suffered their largest outflows in six months after U.S. attempts to repeal Obamacare crashed and burned, while appetite for tech stocks faded after a strong run, Bank of America Merrill Lynch data showed on Friday. Full story
Bitcoin bounced by more than 20 percent in the space of just four hours on Friday, having skidded below $3,000 earlier as Chinese authorities ordered Beijing-based cryptocurrency exchanges to stop trading. Full story
The last week has seen the biggest inflow into U.S. government debt funds since last year's turbulent Brexit vote and the 25th straight week of moves into bonds globally, analysis of trading data by Bank of America Merrill Lynch showed. Full story
Global bonds attracted bumper inflows of $8.1 billion Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) data showed on Friday, in a week when North Korean tensions escalated, and U.S. President Donald Trump's threat to shut down the government hurt U.S. stocks. Full story
The good news is that there is a handy tool, better than negative interest rates or asset buying, to jump-start the economy when the inevitable recession comes. Full story
Threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to rain down "fire and fury" on North Korea preceded the biggest equity outflows in 10 weeks, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) data showed on Friday. Full story
That fund managers are rewarded for hugging the benchmarks they track is a big reason behind the otherwise puzzlingly mild reaction of financial markets to rising tensions and threats between nuclear powers the United States and North Korea. Full story
To understand secular stagnation, with its low inflation and low growth, look first at the growth of the information economy and the expansion of intangible assets. Full story
Other benefits like peace and a livable planet notwithstanding, the financial cost of socially responsible investing appears to be high. Full story
A widely-tracked index of global stocks, MSCI's All-Country World Index, hit a new record high in European trading on Monday. Full story
A little thought experiment for retirement savers: Full story
If the United States does more than flirt with a government shutdown and technical default, old assumptions about the safe- haven status of Treasury debt and the dollar will face unprecedented threats. Full story
U.S. equity funds have suffered their longest outflows streak since 2004, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) data showed on Friday. Full story
Confronting an economy in which falling unemployment is failing to kindle inflation, as the supposed laws of economics say it should, the European Central Bank counsels “patience, persistence and prudence.” Full story
Bitcoin and other "cryptocurrencies" are big money, virtually as big as Goldman Sachs and Royal Bank of Scotland combined. Full story
The Trump administration’s vision of a rollback in banking regulation isn’t just dubious medicine for the economy, it will do shareholders no favors. Full story
 
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