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Archive: April, 2011

Home bias: missing a free lunch

Many of the portfolios that we have seen in the last two years (not managed by Baffin), had an excessive concentration of domestic assets: stocks, bonds, real estate, etc. The tendency to overinvest in local assets is known as “home bias” and it is still a puzzle in the academic world. Assuming that the investors read more

Martin Anidjar | April 12, 2011

What a government shutdown does not mean

The US government could be shut down this week, if Democrats and Republicans do not agree on a budget for the ongoing fiscal year. This is just the first and simplest political decision on fiscal matters in a series of decisions coming up. Extending the debt ceiling comes next. The real thing is a medium-term read more

Martin Anidjar | April 08, 2011

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