Sat.Sep 16, 2023

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MiB: Elizabeth Burton, Goldman Sachs Asset Management

The Big Picture

This week, we speak with Elizabeth Burton , managing director and client investment strategist at Goldman Sachs Asset Management. She advises institutional clients on investment strategies and portfolio objectives, working alongside global client advisers and product strategists across public and private markets. Previously, she was CIO at the Employees’ Retirement System of the State of Hawaii, and managing director in the quantitative strategies group at the Maryland State Retirement Age

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Saturday links: the secular decline in cereal

Abnormal Returns

EVs Inadequate charging infrastructure is holding back EV adoption in the U.S. (npr.org) The U.S. is going to lag in lithium production for the foreseeable future. (msn.com) Energy What's preventing us from generating more geothermal power? (vox.com) Methane emissions from oil and gas wells are worse than reported. (bnnbloomberg.ca) Can solar power work without wind?

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This Week on TRB

The Reformed Broker

We had Rob Arnott on The Compound and Friends this week live at Future Proof! We discussed lessons from the tech bubble, smart beta, big tech valuations, Tesla and Nvidia, how AI might impact markets and the economy, and much more! You can watch the new TCAF below or listen as a podcast. Podcast version: And if you haven’t subscribed yet, don’t wait.

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Content Marketing Amplified: Game-Changing Tactics With LinkedIn Documents Posts

Indigo Marketing Agency

In the ever-evolving landscape of financial advisory, staying ahead means continually innovating your content marketing. Among the plethora of platforms available, LinkedIn has emerged as a goldmine for financial advisors seeking to promote their services and engage with potential clients. The secret weapon? LinkedIn Documents. In this guide, we’ll show you how to harness the power of LinkedIn Documents and unveil eight game-changing tactics to connect with top-tier clients.

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How to Navigate Revenue and Expense Management: Competitive Insights for Financial Success

Speaker: Hilary Akhaabi, PhD - Founder, Chief Financial & Operations Officer at Go Africa Global

In the fast-paced world of corporate finance, staying ahead of the curve is crucial for sustainable growth and profitability. This exclusive webinar with leading expert Hilary Akhaabi, PhD, will teach you practical ways to navigate complex financial landscapes and enhance your company's revenue management capabilities. Whether you're aiming to refine your financial strategies or seeking innovative solutions to drive performance, this new session is for you!

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These Are the Goods

The Irrelevant Investor

Articles These dreams can’t die, even if thousands of dreamers do on the way. (By Packy McCormick) Throughout every new era of technology, investors have always been eager to back the so-called “picks and shovels” of the moment. (By Seth Rosenberg) You are what you read (By Tony Isola) There are two types of risk when investing (By Ben Carlson) If you can appreciate the past, live in the present, and plan for the fu.

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Madhusudan Masala IPO Review – GMP, Details, Price & More

Trade Brains

Madhusudan Masala IPO Review : Madhusudan masala is coming up with its Initial Public Offering. This is an SME (small and medium size enterprise) which is going to be listed on NSE SME. The Madhusudan Masala IPO Review will open for subscription 18th September 2023, and closes on 21st September 2023. This review will delve into the IPO’s strengths and weaknesses.

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Locking in Target Returns

Advisor Perspectives

If held until the bond is redeemed (either by call or maturity), the annual yield earned for the life of a bond is known upfront at the time of purchase. Knowing the return on an investment upfront makes long-term financial planning a much easier task.

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NAIFA Is Well-Prepared to Oppose DOL's Fiduciary 2nd Act

NAIFA Advisor Today

NAIFA has not been sitting idle as the Department of Labor made moves to propose a new fiduciary rule. In anticipation of the rulemaking, NAIFA helped the National Conference of Insurance Legislators (NCOIL) draft a resolution that opposes the DOL's new fiduciary rule as unnecessary and likely harmful to consumers. The resolution, which NCOIL adopted in July after NAIFA testified at the Conference's 2023 Summer Meeting, states: "NCOIL urges the DOL to refrain from further rulemaking that would r

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Munis Fall Short Of Seasonal Expectations In August

Advisor Perspectives

Municipals posted negative total returns amid rising interest rates. Issuance exceeded tempered expectations, while demand waned as performance struggled.

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2024 Lending Outlook: Innovations and Evolutions in the Financial Sector

As we step into 2024, the lending landscape evolves rapidly with technology, regulations, and market dynamics driving change. For banks and financial institutions to stay competitive and meet the evolving needs of their customers, these drivers must be understood and engaged with. Lenders can anticipate significant transformation fueled by technological advancements, regulatory shifts, and changing consumer behaviors.

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How To Diversify Your Investment Portfolio – A Comprehensive Guide

Trade Brains

How To Diversify Your Investment Portfolio : “Don’t put all the eggs in one basket” is a piece of standard investment advice most of us have received if we are investing in the stock market. But have you ever thought of what is the logic behind this advice in the practical sense? Yes, it is all about the diversification of investments. In this blog on how to diversify your investment portfolio in India let us dig deeper into the topic of diversification to find out why it is done, what the merit

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Cathie Wood, Boaz Weinstein Among Winners From Bitcoin Fund Bet

Advisor Perspectives

A host of Wall Street funds have minted profits riding the recent crypto fever after Grayscale Investments LLC snagged a big win over America’s top financial watchdog in its bid to create a US Bitcoin ETF.

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Schedule for Week of September 17, 2023

Calculated Risk

The key reports this week are August Housing Starts and Existing Home sales. The FOMC meets this week and no change to policy is expected. -- Monday, September 18th -- 10:00 AM: The September NAHB homebuilder survey. The consensus is for a reading of 50, unchanged from 50 in August. Any number above 50 indicates that more builders view sales conditions as good than poor. -- Tuesday, September 19th -- 8:30 AM: Housing Starts for August.

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Fed Is Likely to Shy Away From Calling Interest-Rate Peak Next Week

Advisor Perspectives

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and his colleagues are likely to shy away from signaling that they’re done raising interest rates when they meet next week.

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Banking on Loyalty: Holistic Financial Advice for Unparalleled Business Growth

Speaker: Joe Buhrmann, MBA, CFP®, CLU®, ChFC® Senior Financial Planning Practice Management Consultant eMoney Advisor

During an era of evolving consumer preferences, the banking sector is undergoing a profound shift. As customers continue to broaden their perspectives, banking professionals must support their customers' financial wellness by providing holistic financial advice that aligns with individual goals and circumstances. Without adapting, financial institutions will find that loyalty may crumble amid uncertainty.

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10 Weekend Reads

The Big Picture

The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of coffee, grab a seat outside, and get ready for our longer-form weekend reads: • How Sam Bankman-Fried’s Elite Parents Enabled His Crypto Empire : Joseph Bankman and Barbara Fried, both renowned Stanford scholars, opened doors for their son and provided a halo effect for his company. ( Businessweek ) • Bernard Arnault Built a Luxury Empire on ‘Desirability.

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Central Banks and Investors Are Interested in Gold

Advisor Perspectives

Last week the World Gold Council reported that central banks continued to add to their global gold reserves during the month of July. The World Gold Council also highlighted that China, Poland and Turkey were among the countries that were the largest buyers of gold during the month.

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How Analysts Look at Trends to Invest in Stocks and ETFs

Advisor Perspectives

Some investment trends seem obvious — people are watching more streaming movies, consumers like shopping online, and more people are buying electric cars. So why don’t these ETFs always work?

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Anatomy of a Recession Update: What Is a Recession, Exactly?

Advisor Perspectives

Hear from Jeff Schulze, Head of Economic and Market Strategy at ClearBridge Investments, about the state of the US economy. Get his perspective on the Federal Reserve’s next potential moves.

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Transforming Lending: Understanding the Power of Digital Platforms

Digital platforms can provide you with plenty of solutions, yet many are still intimidated by them. It's time to end that worry and embrace what could make a major difference for your bank. Understanding how they work and how to best utilize them for your banks is key toward success. In this article, Biz2X breaks down all things digital platforms, including the many advantages of embracing them.

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Why Global Bonds Make Sense for US Investors

Advisor Perspectives

Although US bond yields are well above their lows of the past decade, it’s always a good idea to think globally.

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