Vikram's Recent Stories
Economy Sep 07Column: When the global economy seems to brush off big risks, prudence matters
August was another month during which asset markets continued to brush off the seemingly ubiquitous geopolitical and other risks facing the global economy. Many markets hit new highs, and virtually every downdraft was met with a wall of buyers eager…
Economy Aug 07Column: How can the stock market rally possibly continue?
The world seems to be precariously balanced on the edge, with instability lurking in almost every region of the globe, but financial markets seem not to care.
Economy Jul 04Column: Giving thanks to Jack Bogle, the man that’s helped millions of investors and me
Jack Bogle, founder and retired CEO of The Vanguard Group, has had an absolutely enormous impact on the world of investing. He's also a philanthropic man who has helped scores of people with his generosity.
Economy Mar 03Column: Is the boom of bitcoin a bubble that’s about to burst?
The rapidly rising price of bitcoin is leading many to question if the digital currency’s boom is about to bust.
Economy Feb 06Column: How the backlash to globalization could hurt the middle class
A rapidly growing global middle class is generating rising demand for refrigerators, computers, air conditioners and smartphones. And thanks to globalization and trade, these power-hungry goods are accessible. But what happens if the backlash against free trade grows?…
Economy Jan 04Column: 17 predictions to watch for in 2017 (and the next five years)
Radical uncertainty abounds, conflicting realities are everywhere, and seemingly structural trends appear to have reversed on a dime.
Economy Dec 28Column: The future of food looks pretty fishy
Shifting diets toward fish has the potential to meaningfully reduce the growing pressures on the global food system.
Economy Dec 21Column: How avocado mania drives climate change and crime
Like with all great booms, there are unexpected consequences.
Economy Dec 15Column: Several governments are destroying their own bank notes. Here’s why.
Nov. 8 will be remembered in India for a long time to come. In a televised speech to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that cash notes representing 86 percent of the country’s circulating currency would no longer be…
Economy Dec 08Column: Cyber systems can both nourish and poison us. We need to focus on the latter
The same technologies that enable us to rapidly order an Uber or to instantaneously download the latest book by Michael Lewis can also empty our bank accounts or steal our identities.