2017

August 2017 – Globalization: The Investor’s Friend

The term “globalization” can stir emotions. Free international trade and the free flow of labor and capital across borders are increasingly in the news, and there is no shortage of opinion regarding appropriate policy.Our parent organization, the American Institute for Economic Research (AIER), has generally viewed restrictions on trade and on capital and labor mobility …

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May 2017 – The Fiduciary Rule

The goal of a common fiduciary standard among financial service providers remains stymied in a political morass, but progress continues. This seemingly dry subject is in fact vitally important to household investors. A year ago we described the Department of Labor’s then newly-released “Fiduciary Rule.” The rule extended the “best interest” standard to encompass broker …

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March 2017 – Please Let Us Know

The investment newsletter industry has changed profoundly over the past 40 years, and for the better, from investors’ perspective. For many years it included purveyors who peddled too-good-to-be-true investment strategies to unsuspecting subscribers. So-called “sucker lists” became commodities traded among publishers, who prospered at the expense of unwary readers. The expanded availability of investment information …

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