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Is the real crash coming?
ETF Daily News
Nobel Laureate in economics Jeremy Siegel says he is still not concerned with valuations and has upped his previous projection of 18,000 for the Dow by year-end to “possibly 19,000." However, Nobel Laureate in economics Robert Shiller is very worried, noting that the market is 65 percent overvalued based on the Shiller CAPE10 P/E ratio, the market’s main fuel now being “irrational exuberance”. Newsletter writers and retail investors are very bullish, while corporate insiders and famous billionaire investors are increasingly pessimistic.
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Likely winners and losers of the energy revolution
CFA Chicago
While fracking has captured much of the popular press attention lately, there is a much more pervasive shift in the global energy power balance taking place that has near and long term implications at both macroeconomic and individual company levels. The U.S. is now the second largest producer of crude oil in the world, sandwiched between Saudi Arabia and Russia. U.S. oil exports now exceed agricultural exports. Join us on Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m. as we discuss the macro-economic and geopolitical implications of the energy revolution, and identify sector-specific impacts.
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The Oakmark International Fund
CFA Chicago
David Herro is the Chief Investment Officer-International Equities at Harris Associates L.P. and serves as the Portfolio Manager of The Oakmark International Fund, The Oakmark International Small Cap Fund, and The Oakmark Global Select Fund. Herro has been managing international portfolios since 1986, previously managing international portfolios for The State of Wisconsin Investment Board and The Principal Financial Group. Join CFA Chicago on Sept. 24 at The Standard Club for the Distinguished Speaker Series featuring Herro.
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Early bird pricing for the 2014 Annual Dinner ends this Friday
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The 2014 Annual Dinner is our premier networking event of the year, bringing together nearly 1,000 investment professionals and key decision-makers. The Officers and Directors of CFA Society Chicago invite you to attend this year's event where you will have the opportunity to socialize with individual members and show support for the new class of CFA Charterholders, the CFA designation and for the society. Gov. Jon Huntsman will serve as the keynote speaker, and Ralph Wanger, CFA, will be awarded the Hortense Friedman, CFA, Award for Excellence. The deadline for registration is Oct. 2 at 5 p.m., and the deadline for the early bird rate of $100 ends this Friday, so register today to secure your spot!
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The Scottish secession vote is more important thank you think
CFA Chicago's Enterprising Investor
Thursday, Sept. 18, is the date of the Scottish secession vote. Most finance commentators are focused on the likely huge economic considerations. Yet, this vote is far more important than you may think. The secession vote, even if it fails, signals the beginning of the end of the preeminence of the nation-state. Here is why.
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Rise of female angel investors fuels women-run companies
Bloomberg Businessweek
In 2009, when Amy Norman and Stella Ma started pitching investors on their San Francisco-based startup, Little Passports, both had young children and Norman was pregnant. The overwhelming majority of the investors they met with were men who wanted to know “if we were running this as a ‘lifestyle company,’” Ma recalls. Investors passed and word got around Silicon Valley that “there’s no way women like this could grow a company fast enough” to satisfy venture capitalists, Norman says.
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Ties to Scotland bring debate to US
The Wall Street Journal
With Scotland set to vote Sept. 18 on whether to end a 307-year-old union with the U.K., Scottish-Americans and Scottish expatriates across the U.S. also are watching — and debating — a campaign that polls suggest is too close to call. In Scotland, the two sides in the referendum recently appealed for support. British Prime Minister David Cameron is expected to make another plea to Scots to reject independence. "There's no going back from this. No re-run. If Scotland votes yes, the U.K. will split, and we will go our separate ways forever," he is expected to say, according to a transcript of excerpts from his speech.
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CBOE looks to shed some regulatory duties
Crain's Chicago Business
CBOE Holdings Inc., which owns, operates and polices the Chicago Board Options Exchange, is preparing to outsource some of its regulatory duties. Chicago-based CBOE said in a statement that it's in discussions with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority about shifting some oversight duties to that quasi-regulatory organization. It may reach an agreement in the next few months. CBOE would still monitor its markets, but it wouldn't carry all the self-regulatory responsibilities it has in the past.
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'Fundless sponsor' deals gaining in private equity
Pensions & Investments
A growing number of private equity executives without capital of their own to invest are finding deals and shopping them to other private equity firms. And private equity firms are buying. Private equity is a difficult business these days because debt is plentiful and competition for deals is causing prices to skyrocket. So, some private equity firms are getting deals they wouldn't otherwise have found from freelancers, many of whom are former private equity executives who are specialists in a region or industry, giving them access to deals the private equity firms might not otherwise find.
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Jon Huntsman fast facts
CNN via KSPR-TV
When you hear the name "Jon Huntsman," chances are you already knew that the former Utah Governor made a run for the White House as a Republican presidential candidate. You probably also knew that his family owns Huntsman, Corp., a successful chemical business. However, you probably did not know that Huntsman serves on the boards of Caterpillar Inc., Ford Motor Co., Chevron, The U.S. Naval Academy Foundation and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. Here are dozens of other facts from CNN about the chemical magnate.
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Central banks inflating 'elevated' asset prices: BIS
Reuters via Chicago Tribune
Financial asset prices are at "elevated" levels and market volatility remains "exceptionally subdued" thanks to ultra-loose monetary policies being implemented by central banks around the world, the Bank for International Settlements said. In its quarterly review, the BIS said financial market volatility spiked higher in August on the back of geopolitical concerns and worries over economic growth, but quickly returned to "exceptional lows" across most asset classes.
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Faster rate rise seen in options trading ahead of Fed meeting
Bloomberg
Options bets on higher interest rates are surging as traders speculate that the pace of the Federal Reserve’s tightening will be quicker than most other investors anticipate. The Federal Open Market Committee will begin a two-day meeting in Washington as unemployment declines and the economy picks up. Officials including Boston Fed President Eric Rosengren have said it’s time to consider dropping a pledge to keep rates low for a “considerable time” after the completion of the central bank’s bond-purchase program, which is set to end after the October meeting.
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Is the real crash coming?
ETF Daily News
Nobel Laureate in economics Jeremy Siegel says he is still not concerned with valuations and has upped his previous projection of 18,000 for the Dow by year-end to “possibly 19,000." However, Nobel Laureate in economics Robert Shiller is very worried, noting that the market is 65 percent overvalued based on the Shiller CAPE10 P/E ratio, the market’s main fuel now being “irrational exuberance”.

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The 1 peculiar trait shared by Warren Buffet's energy investments
The Motley Fool
Anyone that wants to be taken seriously as an investor wants to be like Warren Buffett. We like to track every move that he makes in the portfolio of Berkshire Hathaway to see what companies he and his partners think will provide long-term returns that crush the market.

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New twists to the active vs. passive debate
CFA Institute's Enterprising Investor
The growing popularity of passive equity investing seems to be an unstoppable feature of the evolving investment industry. According to the 2014 Investment Company Fact Book, the passive index equity share of US mutual fund assets has risen from 11.4 percent to 18.4 percent in the past decade.

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