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Investment Losses in Terms of Percentage, Time and Dollars

What is risk? How do you measure it? In investing, risk can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. Industry professionals would typically answer volatility (VIX), standard deviation, Sharpe...

Who's Who in Economics and Finance

Who defines the world of finance and economics today? Between the market-trend tweeters (do people still talk about Bitcoin?), hedge fund managers, the on-air entertainment reporters on CNBC, and ...

Factor Investing in the 2019 Landscape

Factor investing has become one of the fastest growing investment approaches in asset management, experiencing 11% organic asset growth per year since 20111. However, factor investing is certainly...

Financial Literacy Month Glossary of Financial Terms: Educate and Empower

Today is April 1, which marks the beginning of Financial Literacy Month! For the third year in a row, BCM will be posting dedicated content about macroeconomics, investing, and personal finance ...

BCM Financial Literacy Collection

As Financial Literacy Month comes to an end, we thought it would be helpful to combine all of our dedicated posts to the topic in one place. Plus, as an addition to our 2018 financial literacy...

Why Own an Umbrella When It's Sunny Every Day?

Why would you buy an umbrella when it’s been sunny every day? Let’s not forget the original use for an umbrella was actually as a sunshade, not for rain, but I digress. Seriously, why would you...

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: What No One Tells You About Debt

The average age Americans learn how to balance a checkbook is 28¹. Age 28! If Americans are not taught about basic finance in high school or college, then how can they possibly be ready to...

Investment Acronyms: Say What?! CNBC Slang Finally Decoded

Popular sites such as Investopedia and The Financial Dictionary have over 1,885 financial acronyms housed in their shared glossaries. I would challenge you to find anyone — let alone a typical...

Glossary of Financial Terms

April is Financial Literacy Month and for good reason. A lack of financial preparedness has huge individual and societal costs, especially as our country ages into retirement. Regardless if it is...

A TIPS Refresher

For those that need a refresher, here is a recent article from Financial Advisor magazine that helps describe Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (TIPS).