Gold: A Zero-Risk Monetary Asset

Authored By: Nick Barisheff | Publish Date: 07/05/2017

During the 2008 financial crisis, gold was used in international settlements as a zero-risk asset after many decades of being sidelined in the monetary system. Since then the world’s central banks have been substantially increasing their official gold reserves. Gold’s old emergency usefulness resurfaced, albeit behind closed doors, at the BIS in Basel, Switzerland.

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The Ultimate Strategy for Millennials – Lifecycle Investing

Authored By: Ed Rempel | Publish Date: 06/29/2017

If you are under age 40 and saving to become financially independent, the ultimate strategy for you to understand is Lifecycle Investing.

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Clarification On OECD Guidelines Raises Expectations Of Canadian Institutional Investors

Authored By: Professor Roel Nieuwenkamp & Hugues Létourneau | Publish Date: 06/23/2017

Last March, the OECD confirmed that pension plans, mutual funds, and other shareholders in a company that violates the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) are expected to use their leverage as shareowners to mitigate social and environmental impacts, even if they are minority shareholders.

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Bayes for days: What to do with signal

Authored By: Kara Lilly | Publish Date: 06/22/2017

Bayes’ Theorem (Bayes). An equation invented in the 18th century, Bayes is a formula that provides a rational way to update beliefs based on new evidence. Unfortunately, this tool is not widely used; even for those who are aware of it, Bayes can seem unwieldy and unintuitive. This needn’t be the case.

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Three Ways Employers Can Leverage Technology To Improve Mental Health In Workplace

Authored By: Michael Held | Publish Date: 06/05/2017

As conditions like depression and anxiety become increasingly common, it’s important for employers to recognize their role in providing staff with appropriate mental health resources they can use to cope.

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