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The CFA Society of Dallas/Fort Worth blog is a forum for provocative and useful information outlining issues and topics within finance and investing. We showcase original articles, reports or research written by our current members. By delivering useful and practical insights, our blog and society extends the mission of CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, which strives to lead the investment profession globally by setting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence. For queries about our blog, please contact us via email or 214-363-3284. Please note that the content of this site should not be construed as investment advice, nor do the opinions expressed necessarily reflect the views of CFA Society of Dallas/Fort Worth.

By Franklin J. Parker, CFA

I have struggled to answer some basic contradictions in our economy. On the one hand, we have printed, spent, and borrowed unprecedented amounts of money at unprecedented rates. Yet, inflation has been nowhere to be found. The traditional relationship between employment and inflation has been broken (known as the Phillips curve). Continue....

By Chris Palamara, CFA Associate
ALM & Investment Strategy
It’s vital for depository institutions to follow essential liquidity procedures in any environment, but recent events in the repo market serve as a good reminder for all institutions. Late 2019 saw overnight cash markets garnering mainstream media headlines for the first time since before The Great Recession, as the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) embarked on its first post-financial crisis rescue mission to shore-up short-term lending markets last September and the Federal Reserve had to inject liquidity into the repo markets to kick off the new year. Continue....

By David Dubofsky, PhD, CFA
Published Author and Retired Academic
Americans’ knowledge and understanding concerning finance and investments is, in general, abysmal. Just google and you will find literally dozens of surveys that have been conducted concerning Americans’ financial literacy. Continue....