may, 2019

21may12:1513:45Event OverINTERNATIONAL COUNTRY BETS BASED ON CURRENCY INSTABILITYLausanneEvent Type:CE EventLocation:Lausanne

Event Details

Economists tend to attribute divergent stock-market performance around the world to a variety of factors, including idiosyncrasies of particular countries that require research and skill to evaluate and often cannot be quantified. David to discuss that there is one easily-missed but universal factor that is straightforward and highly influential: namely, frequent changes in currency values.

He will demonstrate that the degree of currency instability around the world in recent decades is high enough to swamp other factors in determining how stock markets rank. Finally, he will derive a simple investment strategy from the predictive content of the relationship.


(Tuesday) 12:15 - 13:45


Hôtel Alpha-Palmiers

Rue du Petit-Chêne 34

CE Credits

CFA Society Switzerland has determined that this program qualifies for one CE credit hour under the guidelines of the CFA Institute Continuing Education Program.


    • Day 1
    • 21.05.2019
    • 12.00 12.00 Registration * 12.15-13.45 Presentation * 13.45 Networking Lunch 12.00 - 13.45.


  • R. David Ranson

    R. David Ranson

    President and Director of Research, HCWE & Company

    R. DAVID RANSON is director of research at HCWE & Co., an independent investment research firm now located in Cambria, California. Originally the economic-investment research arm of H.C. Wainwright & Company of Boston, Massachusetts, Wainwright Economics became an independent operation in 1978 and has since been renamed HCWE. Prior to becoming a general partner of H.C. Wainwright, Mr. Ranson joined Director George P. Shultz’s personal staff at the Office of Management and Budget, served as an assistant to then Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, and taught economics at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He is a Senior Fellow with the National Center for Policy Analysis in Dallas and a Fellow of the Institute for Applied Economics, Global Health and Business Enterprise at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Ranson holds M.A. and B.Sc. degrees from Queen’s College, Oxford, and an M.B.A. in finance and a Ph.D. in business economics from the University of Chicago.

    President and Director of Research, HCWE & Company



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