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October 22, 2013 Thoughts About the JP Morgan Case
econintersect.com - This was written after reading about the reported $13 billion dollar settlement for JP Morgan Chase for fraudulent mortgage securities activities. Well, without trying to sound pornographic about it, size per...
Source: Business Insider
Deal done! Lesson 1. There will be no default. Disgraceful, divisive Democrats and ridiculed, repugnant Republicans, who share blame equally for this horrendous example of poor governance, are aware that the country must not...
October 18, 2013 Is fracking appropriate for ethical investing?Source: FT Adviser
The link between ethical investing and environmental investing should be fairly natural and obvious. Investing in the environmental sector should be ethical, and investing ethically should take the environment into consideration.
October 18, 2013 Misleading Numbers on 401(k)’sSource: Floyd Norris, NY Times
Are you upset about what happened to your 401(k) account during and after the financial crisis? Perhaps you shouldn’t be, says a trade group for the companies that manage those accounts.
October 17, 2013 The Bloodlust of Pundits Swirls Around Jamie DimonSource: NY Times
Jamie Dimon should be fired. That seems to be the conclusion of some in the pundit class about JPMorgan Chase’s chairman and chief executive. Writers, editors and bloggers have made it clear that they want his scalp: “NOW Are We...
October 16, 2013 Why ethical investments are beating the non-ethical
What Investment - This week is National Ethical Investment Week, which encourages investors to think about where they put their money and why. Driven by the growing recognition of the need for companies to take a long-term...
October 11, 2013 Are Disasters Lurking in European Banks? Who Knows?Source: Floyd Norris, NY Times
Mario Draghi, the president of the European Central Bank, gave a generally upbeat speech on Thursday. “We have seen much progress in the banking sector of the euro area,” he told the Economics Club of New York.
Source: Eiris Blog
What does the post-2015 agenda of Sustainable Development Goals mean for investors? This year I was fortunate enough to join over 1,000 Corporate Leaders at the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Leaders Summit in New York. The...
October 10, 2013 Daily Self HelpSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
We saw Gravity last weekend and like so many others I immediately thought of the equity market. Karen hates how movie trailers today tell the whole story (guess it saves one having to see films), so I’ll offer but a glimpse. At...
October 8, 2013 Why the Debt Ceiling MattersSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
The word we keep hearing is “catastrophe.” “A U.S. Default Seen as Catastrophe, Dwarfing Lehman’s Fall,” screams the headline in Bloomberg Businessweek. “A default would be unprecedented and has the potential to be catastrophic,”...
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