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What Made 2017 A Positive Year For Commodities?

Higher oil prices and the response to recent cold weather in much of the United States contributed to a strong end for commodities in 2017, and led the asset class to its second positive annual return in a row. This should cheer commodities investors who suffered steep losses in recent years.

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Investment Portfolios and Death Spirals

Nobel Laureate William Sharpe was recently quoted as saying the decumulation phase of the investment life-cycle is “the nastiest, hardest problem in finance.”

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How Equity Returns in 2017 Proved Powerful

Equity investors should be quite pleased with 2017’s full-year results on a global scale.

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MiFID II: What It Is and What It Means for Your Investments

MiFID II (which stands for the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) is a set of regulatory reforms established by the European Union. Its aim is to increase transparency and efficiency as a way of promoting increased investor confidence in capital markets.

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