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Alaina Anderson Joins MoneyLife Podcast with Chuck Jaffe

March 8, 2024

Portfolio Manager Alaina Anderson, CFA, partner, joined the Money Life podcast with Chuck Jaffe. In her segment of this episode, Alaina discusses her view on what would lead to an attractive second half of the year for foreign stocks as well as her thoughts on Japan and China.



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