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Poor US growth data eases fears of early end to Fed stimulus
Reuters via Chicago Tribune
World shares and bonds steadied recently while gold and the euro recovered slightly after disappointing data buoyed hopes the U.S. Federal Reserve may leave its stimulus program in place a bit longer previously expected.
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18 ways to make your name known — CFA Chicago 9th Annual Golf Outing
CFA Chicago
Please join CFA Chicago for the 9th Annual Golf Outing at historic Beverly Country Club, a mainstay in the Chicagoland golf community. This exclusive, members-only event is one of our most popular networking events of the year.
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Be informed — Gary Black talks Fed policy changes to anticipate, outlook
CFA Chicago
Gary Black, global co-chief investment officer and chief investment officer of Alternative Investments, heads up the next CFA Chicago Distinguished Speaker Series. Black will discuss our macro economic outlook and market commentary in anticipation of the changes in Fed policy.
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Master the fundamentals: Live Claritas Prep Program
CFA Chicago
CFA Society Chicago has worked with CFA Institute to develop a "live" prep program for the Claritas Investment Certificate. Our "live" classroom experience is taught by local industry professionals and Ph.D.s. The course will deliver the fundamentals of investing and it will help you prepare for the exam.
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Drinks and discussions — CFA Chicago Society summer happy hour
CFA Chicago
Join your fellow colleagues for a networking happy hour at Pazzo's @ 311, hosted by the CFA Women Advisory Group. Note: All members of the Society are welcome to attend. Please consider this an opportunity to showcase the diversity of the CFA Chicago Society to a female client or coworker, and support the charitable women's organization, Sarah's Circle, by bringing or donating one or more items on the Wish List.
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CFA Institute: Transparency matters more in financial reporting reform
Pensions & Investments
Reform in corporate financial reporting should focus more on overall transparency improvements rather than establishing a broad framework for disclosure, according to a CFA Institute report.
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Future CFA Chicago speaker Nate Silver on his move to ESPN, ABC
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VideoBriefNate Silver received acclaim last year by closely predicting the outcome of the presidential election through exhaustive statistical analysis of polling data. He also drew a lot of traffic to The New York Times' website with his FiveThirtyEight blog. Silver has decided to leave the Times and join ESPN and ABC News to put his statistical approach to work analyzing politics, as well as his first love of sports and other topics.
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Strong CNA revenue boosts Loews results
Reuters via Chicago Tribune
Conglomerate Loews Corp. posted a jump in second-quarter profit as revenue from its Chicago-based insurance arm, CNA Financial Corp., increased nearly 13 percent on higher net investment income and lower noncatastrophe losses.
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Despite pension woes, Chicago on different path than Detroit
Barron's
With Moody's downgrading Chicago by three notches on the same day Detroit filed for bankruptcy protection, there have been some inevitable comparisons made between the two, especially as Detroit's bankruptcy thrusts unfunded municipal pension obligations into the spotlight.
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Recruiting a dream team
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The best way to build your dream team is to know what your dream team looks like. For you to have a clear picture of this, you need only three things ...

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What is the difference between investing and speculation — and why does it matter?
CFA Institute's Enterprising Investor
Ever since Joseph de la Vega wrote "Confusion of Confusions" in 1688, many of the world's leading investment thinkers have struggled to articulate the difference between "investing" and "speculating."

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Master the fundamentals: Live Claritas Prep Program
CFA Chicago
CFA Society Chicago has worked with CFA Institute to develop a "live" prep program for the Claritas Investment Certificate.

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Daley money hits Quinn in fight to fix Illinois pensions
Bloomberg
William M. Daley's blue-chip resume includes stints as a lawyer, banker, political fixer, U.S. commerce secretary, presidential campaign chairman, company president and White House chief of staff. One job he's never had until now: candidate.
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Millennials: Generation why?
By Julie Bernhard
If millennials haven't hit your office yet, they are on their way. Easily identified by their smartphone obsessions, tech savvy and attention deficit disorders, millennials are infiltrating recruiting offices and headed to a cube near you. Immediate instincts might be to take an early retirement, but remarkably this new group up-and-comers in Generation Y shouldn't have you wondering, "Generation why?" — they could be the next success story for your business. While it may seem like it's their world we live in, you can also use the following millennial traits to your advantage.
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Investing: Use funds to invest in bonds
Chicago Tribune
Many investors buy individual bonds rather than putting their money into bond funds. For now, those investors are crowing about the steady income they're earning. They'll continue to get those payouts, they say, regardless of what foolishness erupts in the bond market. And as long as they hold their bonds to maturity, they'll get their entire principal back — except in the unlikely event that a bond issuer defaults.
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A Chicago privatization deal that doesn't suck
Crain's Chicago Business
In the early 2000s, then-Mayor Richard M. Daley stirred up a controversy by turning over city sidewalks for up to 20 years to a private company so it could erect thousands of bus shelters and newsstands and plaster them with ads.
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