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July 15, 2014 The Real Power of Shareholder Advocacy

Triple Pundit - The 500-member-strong Catholic congregation is a member of the îInterfaithî îCenterî for îCorporateî îResponsibilityî (ICCR), which is well known for its advocacy on...

July 15, 2014 Fixed income managers shift focus to ESG

Source: Investor Daily

The JANA ESG in Fixed Interest Survey, which recorded the responses of 63 of the largest fixed income managers, found 88 per cent of respondents believe ESG factors influence the financial outcomes of fixed income investments.

July 15, 2014 A Guide to Yellen Testimony: No Rush to Tighten

Source: BusinessWeek- Bloomberg

Here’s what to look for when Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking Committee at 10 a.m. today and before the House Financial Services Committee tomorrow.

July 14, 2014 New ESG Tool For Advisors

Source: Financial Adviser

As investment strategies based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors have morphed from the fringe to the mainstream, several entities have created indexes and other metrics to help investors incorporate those...

July 14, 2014 U.S. gasoline prices dip in past 3 weeks - Lundberg survey

Source: Reuters

The average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the United States fell 4 cents per gallon over the past three weeks in reaction to declining costs of crude oil, according to the Lundberg survey released on Sunday.

July 14, 2014 Natural Gas Supply Gains Keep Driving Bulls From Market: Energy

Source: Bloomberg

Twelve weeks of above-average gains in U.S. natural gas supply are easing concern over winter fuel shortages and spurring speculators to cut their bets on rising prices

July 14, 2014 Why Europe May Gain the Edge for Investors

Source: NY Times

At first glance, the case for investing in Europe isn’t all that compelling. After suffering through the longest recession in a generation, Europe’s economy is barely treading water. Growth is so sluggish there, in fact, that the...

July 14, 2014 Goldman Stays Gold Bear as Bullish Wagers Increase: Commodities

Source: Bloomberg

Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s Jeffrey Currie isn’t backing down from his bearish call on gold. As bullion’s 11 percent rally this year beats gains for equities, commodities and Treasuries, he’s sticking with the view that the metal...

July 13, 2014 Are Pensions Finally Fed Up with Social Divesting'

Governing - Since then, trends have hopped from one cause to another. In 2013, a number of pension funds, including the California teachers and îNew York City pensionî funds, divested from gun manufacturers as a...

July 11, 2014 Why Buffett is betting on energy stocks again

Source: CNBC

Warren Buffett has been a big believer in and buyer of U.S. energy—indirectly. When it comes to direct investments in energy stocks, though, Buffett—famous for using an elephant-gun analogy to describe his hunt for...

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