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Kung Fu Panda’s Secret Weapon: A Reserve Currency

Posted January 29, 2016 at 8:00 PM EST


The yuan’s recent inclusion in the IMF’s Special Drawing Right currency basket is an important step in China’s global economic aspirations.


Climate Change Risk and Sovereign Bond Investments

Posted January 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM EST


The adverse effects of global warming can mean material risk for sovereign debt.


How to Avoid the Value Trap

Posted January 13, 2016 at 11:00 AM EST


Investors that got burned in recent years buying value stocks would have been well served to have studied the capital cycle first.


Finally, Someone in Washington Takes Retirement Seriously

Posted January 10, 2016 at 6:00 AM EST

Thomas "Tom" Perez, U.S. secretary of labor, speaks during an interview in Washington, October 23, 2014. Photo credit: David Banks/Bloomberg

Pushed by Labor secretary Tom Perez, the Obama administration implemented retirement reforms in 2015 that should actually improve retirement security.


COP21 Climate Agreement: Cop-Out or Historic Milestone?

Posted January 3, 2016 at 6:00 AM EST


The world’s media hailed the Paris agreement as a milestone in battling climate change, but consumers may play the biggest role in our planet’s survival.