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November 13, 2015 Avoid Problems With Socially Responsible Investing

Source: Forbes

Socially Responsible Investing is a big deal as more and more investors are wanting to “do good” with their investments at the same time as building their nest egg to fund their goals. However, all that glitters is not gold.

November 12, 2015 The Inflation & Deflation Mystery

Source: Value Walk

The confusion about the causes of inflation remain. Today there are as many discussions about deflation as there are inflation. Each side recommends actions which they think appropriate. The Fed has exercised two QEs and one...

November 6, 2015 Beware the New Activists

Source: Fortune

Institutional investors are listening more closely to activist investors like Bill Ackman, Carl Icahn, and Nelson Peltz.

November 3, 2015 Unearthing The Fossil Fuels In Mutual Funds

Financial Advisor Magazine - If you're into green investing, do you really know what's in your portfolio' Andrew Behar, the CEO of As You Sow, an Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit that works with shareholders to promote corporate...

November 1, 2015 Impact investing must be more than a buzzword

Financial Times - We are not just comparing apples and oranges, but the whole fruit salad. Index providers such as MSCI, governance consultants such as Sustainalytics, agencies such as the World Bank and start-ups such as B Labs...

October 28, 2015 Fed has created 'a fear environment': Economist

Source: CNBC

As the market awaits the first U.S. interest rate hike in more than nine years, participants should put aside the notion that the Federal Reserve knows something the Street doesn't, experts told CNBC ahead of a two-day meeting of...

October 28, 2015 Ben Bernanke Identifies The Global Economy's Largest Problem: Bankers' Short Term Memories

Source: Forbes

I’m not sure that I actually agree with this identification of the global economy’s largest problem by Ben Bernanke. The pointing to it as “a” problem in the short to medium term, yes, that I’ll go along with. But I’m afraid that...

October 27, 2015 REI Shocks Retail World By Closing For Black Friday, Paying 12,000 Employees to 'Opt Outside'

Source: Forbes

REI, the Seattle-based outdoor recreation and sporting goods giant, announced today that it is going to close for Black Friday (you read that right) and pay its 12,000 employees to go out and play. REI is also encouraging other...

October 27, 2015 There Are Going to Be Some Major Debates Inside the Fed This Week

Source: Bloomberg

We probably won't learn anything new at the conclusion of this week's Federal Open Market Committee meeting, but that doesn't mean policymakers at the central bank won't have lots to debate among themselves.

October 27, 2015 The Time To Start Reforming Our Tax Code Is Now

Source: Forbes

Congress has a number of urgent items to consider in the next few months – how to deal with the debt limit, how to fund the government, and how to fund our highway programs. For the sake of U.S. businesses and workers, there’s...

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