Weekend Reads: Risk Tolerance

Questions financial advisers ask clients to get at the answer actually measure something completely different—often leading to misguided investment strategies

Your Tolerance for Investment Risk Is Probably Not What You Think – (Wall Street Journal)


Market deregulation could crowd out Swaziland, the continent’s largest exporter

African Farmers Brace for Life Without Sweet Support From EU – (Wall Street Journal)


The new “climate prediction market” is the brainchild of Winton Capital, founded by David Harding, and is aimed at finding a market consensus on the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and global temperature rises in the future.

Winton Capital sets up climate change prediction market – (CNBC)


What’s best for the country? What’s fair? And will either matter when Congress takes up tax reform this fall?

Why American Workers Pay Twice as Much in Taxes as Wealthy Investors – (Bloomberg)


“The fact that everyone has been incentivized to be short volatility has set up this reflexive stability — a false peace,” he said.

‘False Peace’ for Markets? A Trader Is Betting Millions on It – (New York Times)


Our latest is an adaptation of Brian Solis + JESS3’s Conversation Prism 5.0 to visualize the futures market landscape and highlight dominant and promising firms within the industry by how they’re utilized by market participants. Enjoy!

Infographic: The Futures Ecosystem – (RCM’s Attain Alternatives Blog)


If constructed in Columbus, the Midwest Connect Hyperloop would deliver passengers to Chicago in just 29 minutes or to Pittsburgh in 18.

Columbus Named Hyperloop Contest Winner, With Route Connecting Midwest – (WOSU)


or many years, I have seen a steady stream of talented AI researchers with Masters and PhDs from our universities move to the U.S. to find the best research jobs,” Pineau said. “They will now have an opportunity to do this right here in Montreal.”

Facebook to Open New Artificial Intelligence Lab in Montreal – (Bloomberg)


Caution alone is not an investment strategy, so Marks penned a follow-up memo last week to give investors six options for how to invest in a low-return world:

Separating the Dos From the Don’ts of Investing – (Bloomberg)

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