Articles in - Month: February 2020

Book Review: Stock Buybacks

Book Review: Stock Buybacks

Stock Buybacks: The True Story. 2019. Edward Yardeni and Joseph Abbott. YRI Press (a division of Yardeni Research, Inc.). One question I, as an...

Let’s Get Physical 3: How to Moderate Panel Discussions

Panel discussions can be disappointing for both audience members and participants. Why do we so often feel let down by what we see and hear from these conference mainstays? The problem, it turns out, isn’t usually the panelists, it’s the moderator. I had coffee with...

Venture Capital: Worth Venturing Into?

Winners and Losers The further the global financial crisis retreats into history, the clearer the winners and losers become. Insurance companies, banks, pension funds, savers, and renters have all suffered from the subsequent central bank policies that pushed interest...

Decoding Private Equity Performance

Private equity and private funds more generally have become a go-to investing spot. And not just for institutional and sophisticated investors, or the so-called “smart money.” The retail crowd is also getting into the game. Regulators, too, recognize the risk...

The Silent Depression: Trundling Is the New Booming

Your author recently had the opportunity to contemplate whether there is any relationship between today’s global economic circumstances, how they are reported by the financial media, and the mind, body, and spirit of John Blutarsky. The anticipant reader will not...

Applying AI and Big Data in Investing: Four FAQs

The AI Pioneers in Investment Management report from CFA Institute explores global best practices in the application of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data technology in the investment process. Since its launch last year, the report has inspired various...