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Anu Gaggar, CFA, FRM

Anu Gaggar, CFA®, FRM®, is a senior analyst in the Investment Management and Research group at Commonwealth Financial Network®, member FINRA/SIPC, the nation's largest privately held Registered Investment Adviser–independent broker/dealer. She joined the firm in January 2013 and is responsible for manager evaluation, manager selection, and dissemination of research in the international and emerging markets asset classes. She graduated from Boston College with an MS in finance and also earned an MBA in finance from NMIMS in Mumbai. Anu is a CFA® charterholder and holds the Financial Risk Management® (FRM®) designation and the FINRA Series 7 securities registration.

Recent Posts

What Does the COVID Surge in India Mean for the Global Recovery?

May 7, 2021

India is in the midst of a brutal second wave of COVID-19, with the situation continuing to deteriorate by the day. While the human toll is massive, the economic impact is also not insignificant. At the start of 2021, India was expected to be one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world. Now, it is expected to succumb to a massive economic shock.

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The Winners and Losers of the American Jobs Plan

April 22, 2021

Infrastructure is the backbone of any healthy economy, and America’s is in desperate need of refurbishment and investment. Indeed, President Biden campaigned on a promise to revitalize our aging infrastructure and to invest heavily in clean energy. Biden recently took the first step in that direction by introducing the $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan. Let’s talk about this plan’s winners and losers, as well as what it could mean for your investment portfolio.

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The Importance of Investing in Financial Literacy

April 8, 2021

“The number one problem in today’s generation and economy is the lack of financial literacy.” Alan Greenspan

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A Sober Outlook for Emerging Market Debt

March 25, 2021

Today's post is from Anu Gaggar, senior investment research analyst.

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Optimistic Outlook for Emerging Markets in 2021?

March 18, 2021

Today's post is from Anu Gaggar, senior investment research analyst.

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Why Printing Money May Not Create Inflation

February 17, 2021

Today's post is from Anu Gaggar, senior investment research analyst.

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Embracing America’s Colorful Future

December 29, 2020

Today's post is from Anu Gaggar, senior investment research analyst on our Investment Management and Research team.

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Peak Globalization or Peak “Chinaization”?

November 4, 2020

Brad here. As my colleague Anu Gaggar reflects below, we’ve seen many pandemic-inspired obituaries for globalization during this year’s crisis. She asks: Will COVID be the last nail in the globalization coffin? Or will global trade continue to evolve? Over to you, Anu!

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Dethroning of King Dollar?

August 18, 2020

Brad here. Today’s post on the recent volatility of the U.S. dollar comes from Anu Gaggar, senior analyst on the Investment Management and Research team here at Commonwealth. Take it away, Anu.

Not too long ago, Brad wrote that the dollar is not going away. While that may be true, we are seeing considerable volatility in its value. What’s going on—and what does it mean for your investments? Of course, there is no crystal ball to answer such questions, but we can certainly take a deeper dive to better understand what is happening and how to deal with it.

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Green Shoots for International Equities?

June 24, 2020

Brad here. One of the questions I have been hearing a lot recently is whether it still makes sense to invest in international stocks. Indeed, it is a good question. Here, Anu Gaggar, Commonwealth’s international analyst, provides a timely and compelling look at why international markets may still make sense in your portfolio. Thanks, Anu!

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