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Demystifying volatility

Market fluctuations are normal and largely unavoidable, but are they also something to fear?
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William F. Sharpe: The ivory tower meets the real world

Today's investment landscape would be very different without the Capital Asset Pricing Model and the Sharpe ratio, both developed by this Nobel Prize-winning economist.
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The wit and wisdom of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger

They established what many consider to be the most successful investment partnership of all time: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. What can today's investors learn from them?
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Claudia Goldin: a cross-disciplinary detective

Best known for her work on the gender earnings gap, the Nobel laureate combines insights from both economics and history to interpret the present through the lens of the past.
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Amos Tversky: the irrationality of decision making

The Israeli cognitive psychologist not only revolutionised his own academic discipline but had an outsized influence on economics through his theories on heuristics and loss aversion.
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Dieter Helm: "A sustainable legacy - and future growth - are both possible"

Economist and environmentalist Dieter Helm believes that legacy and sustainability are inextricably linked. Each generation has a responsibility to pass on a world that's at least as good as, or a little better than, it inherited. And he's clear that our current way of life is unsustainable.
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Positive performance in any market?

An absolute return approach seeks positive performance in any market environment, providing stability and predictability. But these are complex and risky strategies requiring a high degree of skill from the investment manager.
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The January Effect: fact or fiction?

The New Year tends to be a time for optimism, including among investors. When share prices rise in January, analysts and financial commentators often call this the January Effect. But do stocks really perform better this month than in any other?
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Seven lies investors tell themselves

As investors, our greatest enemy is often our ego. Seven misguided beliefs about investing.

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