Must Reads

Each Monday our team selects 5 articles from across the internet which provide valuable lessons and important news for aspiring young finance professionals

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What Trump’s Positive Coronavirus Test Means for the Presidential Campaign

The New Yorker

Eric Lach

OCT. 2 2020

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Eric Lach from The New Yorker dives into the affects of Trump’s positive covid test on the narrowing political election.

6 Months After Coronavirus Shutdowns, the Shape(s) of the Economic Crisis

NYT

Ella Koeze

OCT. 5 2020

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Ella Koeze of The New York Times details the economic downfall and recovery of the Covid-19 pandemic through graphic visuals.

The Nobel Prize for Medicine Goes for Identifying Hepatitis C

The Economist

Columnist

OCT. 5 2020

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The Economist outlines the history and benefits of Harvey Alter’s, Michael Houghton’s and Charles Rice’s research on and their identification of hepatitis C.

States Overpaid Coronavirus Unemployment Claims, and They Want the Money Back

WSJ

Lauren Weber

OCT. 5 2020

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Lauren Weber of The Wall Street Journal investigates the thousands of dollars the government has demanded as repayment for previously deployed pandemic assistance as many see their benefits slashed and their indebtedness to the government rise.

Why We Need to Laugh at Work

The Economist

Columnist

OCT. 3 2020

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This article by The Economist dives into the undergraduate study that found those with a strong sense of humor experience less stress and anxiety than those without.

Why Are There Still So Few Black CEOs?

WSJ

Te-Ping Chen

SEP. 28, 2020

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Why Are There Still So Few Black CEOs? Black professionals comprise 1% of the executives running America’s top 500 companies. Check out this article by Te-Ping Chen from the WSJ to learn more about the struggles Black people of color face in the corporate world.

Feel Like You’re Going Out of Your Mind? Consider Your Mind-Set

NYT

Alina Tugend

AUG. 12, 2020

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Feel Like You’re Going Out of Your Mind? Consider Your Mind-Set. No one likes to make mistakes, but how you manage them can be a key to a stronger future. Read this piece by Alina Tugend on resilience in troubled times - learning about the lessons we can take from personal experiences.

How to Climb the Corporate Ladder While Working Remotely

WSJ

Joann S. Lublin

SEP. 28, 2020

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How to Climb the Corporate Ladder While Working Remotely. Office politics hasn’t gone away just because a pandemic forced millions to work away from the office. See what else #executive coaches are saying about navigating the WFH office in this WSJ article by Joann S. Lublin.

What to Wear to a Zoom Interview, and Other Style Dilemmas, Solved

WSJ

Todd Plummer

SEP. 26, 2020

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What to Wear to a Zoom Interview, and Other Style Dilemmas, Solved. after working from home in sweatpants for months, the slow return to the office has posed some perplexing wardrobe conundrums. This article by Todd Plummer offers some advice on quarantine beards, masks and more.

Does Economic Growth Boost Stock Prices?

The Economist

Columnist

SEP. 24, 2020

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DoesEconomic Growth Boost Stock Prices? There is a sense to the current combination of pessimism and high stock prices. Check out this article by The Economist that dives into some historical trends relating the economy and stock prices.

How Ginsburg's Successor Could Remake Business

NYT

Andrew Ross Sorkin et. al.

SEP. 21, 2020

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed last Friday at 87. The politics of replacing her leaves a lot at stake, and a new Trump appointee could result in significant change. Check out this article by Andrew Sorkin et. al. to learn about the legal ramifications of appointing a new justice.

Easy Diamond Trading Set to Be Available for First Time

WSJ

Amrith Ramkumar

SEP. 21, 2020

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Startup, Diamond Standard Co., is offering a coin containing diamonds to the public that could create new demand for the previous stones if widely adopted. Check out this article by Amrita Ramkumar to learn how this new diamond product could become analogous to a gold bar.

The Science Behind WFH Dressing for Zoom

WSJ

Ray A. Smith

SEP. 20, 2020

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What you wear while working actually matters; Researchers studying ‘enclothed cognition’ day your clothing choices at home can affect productivity. Check out their findings through this article by Ray A Smith, and see how you can dress better for your Zoom calls.

What the Old Establishment Can Teach the New Elite

WSJ

John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge

SEP. 18, 2020

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At a time when their talents are sorely needed, the privileged class in the West has forgotten the tradition of public service. Check out this article by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge, adapted from their new book “The Wake Up Call: Why the Pandemic Has Exposed the Weakness of the West, and How to Fix It,” that talks about the abandonment of the American elite’s sense of public #duty.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Indelible Mark on American Business

Forbes

Maggie McGrath & Rachel Sandler

SEP. 20, 2020

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg led a career of slowly dismantling gender discrimination in American life and work... her sense of justice, and quest for fairness, extends to many corners of work and business. Check out some of her most influential cases and decisions in this Forbes article by Maggie McGrath and Rachel Sandler.

Banking Outpaces Promotion of Women

WSJ

Chip Cutter & Vanessa Fuhrumans

SEP. 11, 2020

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Banking is now ahead of other industries in promoting #women. Citigroup’s appointment of Jane Fraser reflects efforts to elevate women across banking, though many say work remains to transform the industry.

Real Bond Yields Help Explain Markets

WSJ

Sam Goldfarb & Pat Minczeski

SEP. 14, 2020

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‘Real’ Bond Yields Help Explain Surprising Market Moves. Negative inflation-adjusted yields spur investors to keep taking risks, even after recent tech-led sell off.

What I Wish I Knew About College

Forté Foundation

Casi Tsamis

SEP. 10, 2020

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A Senior Perspective by Casey Tsamis: Everything I wish I’d known about college.

Teen Stock Trading... Dangerous?

NYT

Ron Lieber

SEP. 12, 2020

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Teen stock trading seems dangerous, but it doesn’t have to be. Owning equities with limits and guardrails can teach kids plenty.

Nvidia Buys Arm from SoftBank

NYT

Don Clark

SEP. 13, 2020

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Nvidia bought Arm from SoftBank for $40 billion as they move into mobile chips. This deal is likely to face regulatory scrutiny.