By Christian Escalante
The pandemic of 2020 forced the hand of policymakers to take unprecedented measures to keep the economy afloat. The record levels of economic stimulus brought about fears regarding the potential demise of the U.S. dollar's global dominance. Three years later, digital currency activists and market participants continue…

By Christian Cruz
Over the last year and a half, we have seen base rates* rise 100-fold to levels not seen in 15 years. The accelerated pace of Federal Reserve tightening, in an effort to combat inflationary pressures, has made the cost of borrowing for owners of commercial real estate dramatically higher and has negatively affected the…

By Emmett Shiras, CFA, CAIA
Exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, were first developed in the early 1990s as a way to provide access to passive, indexed funds to investors. As an alternative investment vehicle to mutual funds, the ETF has continued to grow in popularity. By the 2000s, the first actively-managed ETF was launched. Although still a small…