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See exactly how the US stock plunge compares to the worst ever

If the past few days of trading have you worried, here’s some perspective.

Yes, US stock prices have been volatile in the short term. But over the long term the S&P 500 index—an average of the market performance of the largest publicly traded US companies—has provided annualized returns of about 7% over inflation. 139 more words

Ignore the stock market rollercoaster, the sell-off in bonds is what matters

Lurking beneath the recent reversal in global stock markets was a much bigger market fall: a month-long sell-off in government bonds.

Since the start of the year, prices for developed-market sovereign bonds have been in decline, sending yields sharply higher. 497 more words

November/December

The latter months of our fall semester blurred together. Unfortunately we had a prolonged break during a 5-week college strike, but upon meeting up with our professors in late November, projects came right back on track. 395 more words

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The list of Davos attendees for 2018

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, begins on Jan. 23. While the full roster of attendees was closely guarded in the past, organizers now makes a list of participants public ahead of the forum. 74 more words

MOOC for You

Let’s drop in to the middle of a MOOC!

A MOOC is a Massive Online Open Course. There are a lot of different MOOCs out there, some better than others. 110 more words

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Words in the Park 2017

On Saturday, September 30, 2017, the annual Words in the Park event was held at Spark Gallery in Sherwood Park during the Alberta Culture Days… 384 more words

Writing

Hear it from the players: Girls volleyball wins first game 3-0

As the team came out onto the court for their first game of the season, the players appeared to be all smiles, but as they started to play, it became apparent that there were some slight nerves circulating throughout the court. 422 more words

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