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How Can I Use Forecasts in Investment Decisions? (PDF)

Forecasts are meant to inform investors about the direction, magnitude, and timing of an index's or economic indicator's expected movements. Forecasts for performance of asset classes can support tactical portfolio adjustments of exposure to those assets.

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How Do I Align My Investments With My Values? (PDF)

Social impact investing aims to align investors' personal values with their investment objectives. Studies suggest that this strategy does not detract from investment performance and, in fact, may be beneficial.

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What Is a Hedge Fund? (PDF)

Hedge funds consist of portfolios of underlying securities and can use a variety of investment strategies, from conservative to aggressive, so they can help manage risk but are only made available to certain investors.

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