Strategy

Ride hailing in emerging markets is more than transport
Investment

Ride hailing in emerging markets is more than transport

When Apple introduced the iPhone in 2007, only the most prescient of market observers would have prophesied that the smartphone would lead to a coming upheaval of urban transport. Just over a decade later, ride-hailing platforms rank as the most significant of the many revolutions the smartphone has wrought. In 2017, some 16 billion rides […]

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Investment

Using Investment Goals at Betterment

TABLE OF CONTENTS What is goal-based investing? Goals and Investment Accounts at Betterment A. Retirement Savings B. Retirement Income C. Safety Net D. Major Purchase E. General Investing How to Set Effective Goals Using Betterment Mapping Out Your Financial Picture Goal-based investing. The idea is prized among financial advisors—and our team at Betterment—but to the […]

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SteelPath November MLP update and news
Investment

SteelPath November MLP update and news

The master limited partnership (MLP) sector saw a series of events take place in October, including the start of third- quarter earnings season and yet another MLP simplification eliminating incentive distribution rights. And though the weight of energy stocks in the S&P 500 Index recently hit an all-time low, we’ve seen this story before, and […]

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5 Financial Steps To Take After Getting A Raise
Investment

5 Financial Steps To Take After Getting A Raise

If you’ve recently received a raise, congratulations! You worked many long hours to deserve this, and now your hard work has paid off. Whether this pay increase was expected or whether it was a complete surprise, you may have many thoughts running through your mind, including calling your spouse or your Mom, deciding what restaurant […]

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Dispelling myths about Emerging Market debt growth
Investment

Dispelling myths about Emerging Market debt growth

Executive Summary There is a widely held perception that emerging market (EM) debt growth was spread broadly across markets. The truth is that the growth in the past decade has been focused almost entirely in China. EM economies have low levels of fragility today, thanks to healthy current accounts, low external borrowings, and reasonable fiscal […]

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US Credit Spreads vs the Stock Market
Investment

It’s not the economy, it’s the credit markets

If you are looking to figure out the direction of the capital markets, don’t focus on the economy, focus on the credit markets, in my opinion. I know, I know. It is overstating the case, but only by a bit. The larger rhetorical point still stands. The fact of the matter is that slow growth […]

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