Category: General

NYT: The Low-Inflation World May Be Sticking Around Longer Than Expected

This article, recently posted in The Upshot section of The New York Times, discusses the worldwide glut of oil, steel, and workers and the implications this glut has on inflation. Inflation expectations in recent months have come back down since the election surge. Read the full article in The New York Times

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CNBC: Charles Schwab

Kari was on CNBC’s The Halftime Report to talk about the prospects of Charles Schwab (SCHW) and why she is long the name. Watch the full video on CNBC.com 

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CNBC: Why the mixed signals on GDP growth are ‘driving me crazy’

Kari recently wrote a piece for CNBC about the recent divergence between “soft” data (economic surveys and sentiment indicators) and “hard” data (actual economic data points like jobs numbers and the unemployment rate). The data tells two different stories. Read the full article on CNBC.com

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HBR: When Was the Last Time You Took On a New Challenge?

This article was originally posted in The Harvard Business Review Each January brings a renewed desire to challenge ourselves and learn something new. But by February the energy starts to wane. Becoming proficient at something takes too much time, we lose motivation to practice, we struggle to pay attention in class after a long day…

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Halftime Report: Keepin’ Up With Kari

Kari was on Halftime Report today to talk about an attractive discount broker that should benefit in a rising interest rate environment. Watch Kari Firestone on Halftime Report

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HuffPo: BONFIRE OF THE VAIN ONES

This piece was recently featured in The Huffington Post Sometimes I am sitting in a meeting and suddenly Tom Wolfe’s great 1987 novel, “Bonfire of the Vanities” pops into mind. It happens in the presence of a “Master of the Universe,” that deliciously described symbol of Wall Street success. He (almost always a “he”) is a…

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(NYT) A Trillion-Dollar Question: Why Don’t More Women Run Mutual Funds?

This article explores the question of why there are not more women in the mutual fund industry (in America). From the article: “In fact, a paltry 9.4 percent of American mutual fund managers are women, according to a 2015 report by Morningstar. That’s lower than in the rest of the world, where one in five…

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