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Financial Markets

A Fresh Perspective on the Active vs. Passive Investing Debate

In our work at Econopolis, we spend a lot of time thinking about how to construct the best investment portfolios—and these days, a big part of that conversation centers on the role of active and passive styles of investing, an ongoing (and sometimes quite heated!) debate in the financial industry.  This isn’t just an academic conversation: It has the potential to affec ...

A Fresh Perspective on "Buy and Hold" as an Investment Strategy

Contrary To Popular Belief, "Buy And Hold" Isn't A One-Size-Fits-All Investment Strategy. The appeal of buy and hold investing is simplicity. Buy and hold requires little intelligence, skill, or serious effort, and it completely ignores the essential investment concept of managing risk. Buy and hold's allure is as old as eternity - get rich with little or no effort. Just mindl ...

How to navigate in a VUCA world?

VUCA is a concept that originated with students at the U.S. Army War College to describe the volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity of the world after the Cold War. And now, the concept is gaining new relevance to characterise the current macro-economic environment and the leadership required to navigate it successfully. Unpredictable events happening outside an or ...