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March 31, 2016 Market Structure Map - Bad ForecastSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
Speaking of ferocity, yesterday Janet Yellen yelled the dollar down a percentage point. One would expect to see in response stronger equity indexes (SPY rose the inverse of the dollar’s move) and emerging markets (EEM up 1.4%),...
Nearly seven years after the end of the Great Recession, there are still two areas of concern in the labor market. The first is the low labor force participation rate, and the second is the slack in the labor market, as...
The Times of Israel - A visionary con man, Chikli realized early on around 2000, the year before China joined the World Trade Organization the potential that lay in the shadows of China's rise, its entrenched corruption and...
March 28, 2016 Morningstar and the democratization of ESG informationSource: GreenBiz
The ordinary investor is more likely to have most of his money in mutual funds than individual stocks or bonds, but until recently there have been few options to determine how sustainable these funds may be.
March 28, 2016 What Americans Really Think about Free TradeSource: Magic Valley
For decades, the benefits of free trade have been something that both political parties have agreed on. Eliminating tariffs, proponents said, would reduce the cost of goods for U.S. consumers and put more people to work in...
March 24, 2016 Market Structure Map - False PassiveSource: Tim Quast, President, ModernNetworks IR LLC
Sometimes I’m so close to the trees of market structure that I forget about the forest everyone else is seeing. Statisticians warn about false positives, false correlations, false precision. The descriptor “passive” for...
March 23, 2016 Is Warren Buffett Becoming More Bullish on Energy?Source: The Motley Fool
Warren Buffett sidestepped much of the energy decline. In March 2014, Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B) had substantial exposure to a number of upstream/integrated companies, including ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) and...
Even though the year is already underway, it’s still early enough to get a head start on making this one of your best years yet.
March 18, 2016 Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren Back Useless Bill To Regulate Hedge Fund ActivismSource: Forbes
The post-crisis boom in shareholder activism has put companies as large as DuPont , General Motors GM +0.85%, and PepsiCo PEP +1.03% in the crosshairs of prominent hedge funds. It has given birth to Wall Street-backed acquisition...
March 15, 2016 Volkswagen: When 'Hubris' Leads To A Corporate Governance Disaster -- And Shareholder PainSource: Forbes
Something smells very bad about corporate governance in any publicly-listed business when the threat of litigation – or worse – the possibility of personal doubt at top management levels on its complicity in corporate wrongdoing...
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