Learning a history lesson from Yale

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In asset allocation the underlying investment objective is crucial

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Successful investing is about being different, about being better than your competition
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Pimco ‘bond king’ goes: abdication or coup?

The departure raises important questions, writes Madison Marriage

Active managers have to get smarter

Successful investing is about being better than your competition

US oil and gas: producers vs pipeliners

E&P revenues squeezed by oversupply while investors in pipelines profit, writes John Dizard

The obvious guide to the next crash

What sell signals will future generations wonder at our ability to ignore, asks James Mackintosh

Hedge funds have lost that lovin’ feeling

High fees and a lack of performance are turning investors against the strategy, finds David Oakley

Navigating EM is an art, not a science

The lesson for investors is to understand the risks that may lurk beneath the surface

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 29: An American flag waves outside the United States Capitol building as Congress remains gridlocked over legislation to continue funding the federal government September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. The House of Representatives passed a continuing resolution with language to defund U.S. President Barack Obama's national health care plan yesterday, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has indicated the U.S. Senate will not consider the legislation as passed by the House. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Midterm shootout at the Dodd-Frank corral

John Dizard mulls the possibilities if the ingenuity wasted on DC dealmaking were redirected

Scotland can learn from others’ mistakes

Opting for independence could earn Scotland a prominent spot in the Library of Mistakes

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Data mining gives fund managers the edge

This may mean the end of old fashioned portfolio managers

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