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SCOTT D. STEWART, PHD, CFA,is Clinical Professor of Finance and Accounting and Faculty Co-Director of the Parker Center for Investment Research at the SC Johnson College of Business, Cornell University. CHRISTOPHER D. PIROS, PHD, CFA, was Managing Director of Investment Strategy and Chairman of the Investment Policy Committees for Hawthorn, PNC Family WealthR and PNC Institutional Asset Management. JEFFREY C. HEISLER, PHD, CFA, is Managing Director of the Investment Research Group for TwinFocus Capital Partners.