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October 21, 2014 Pension funds eye reducing hedge fund investments
Financial News - "We need to be talking about this," Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said in an interview. The new conversations were spurred by îCalpersî, the largest US public pension fund, which last...
October 20, 2014 Businesses Upbeat About Jobs, Economic GrowthSource: The Fiscal Times
The job market is improving, wages are increasing, and even the prospect of a small uptick in interest rates is no reason for concern, reported the chief economists of some of the largest corporations in the U.S. According to the...
October 20, 2014 Ethical funds: over 30 years, have the green shoots yet taken root'
theguardian.com - But does all this choice mean ethical investing is easier â and more popular' According to îEthical Investment Research Servicesî, once the 2013 figures are finalised the amount ethically...
October 20, 2014 Making a difference through bond investingSource: The Columnus Dispatch
NEW YORK — Instead of lending to just the government or some faceless corporation, what if your bond mutual fund also helped to vaccinate kids around the world? Or helped finance a clean-water project or solar-energy farm?
October 20, 2014 Global Investors Batten Down Hatches for Volatile End to 2014
News Max - Charles Morris, London-based head of Absolute Return at îHSBC Global Asset Managementî, said the currency market was going through one of its phases when a decisive dollar move pushes everything else in the...
October 19, 2014 Corporate Gloom Spreads in Europe as Rolls-Royce to Nestle Miss
Bloomberg - Analysts have responded to the string of negative news accordingly, cutting their earnings estimates for Euro îStoxxî 50 Index companies. They project profit of 218.82 euros a share for 2014, down from...
October 19, 2014 Ethical investing more popular than ever, but more facts needed
Yorkshire Post - Yet according to Ms Stonestreet, other studies show that ethical investments do not necessarily perform worse, and she cited research from îEurosifî (European Sustainable Investment Forum). Its sixth...
U.S. regulators brought their first-ever manipulation case against a high-frequency trading firm on Thursday, saying it used a computer algorithm to affect closing prices through a series of rapid-fire trades.
October 17, 2014 Data shows U.S. economy's pulse is still strong - text/videoSource: Reuters
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits fell to a 14-year low last week and industrial output rose sharply in September, positive signals that helped ease fears over the economic outlook.
October 17, 2014 Shale Boom Helping American Consumers Like Never BeforeSource: Bloomberg
Oil traders might see the 27 percent slide in global prices as a bear market. For U.S. consumers, it’s more like an early holiday gift. The drop in crude has pulled retail gasoline down more than 50 cents a gallon from the year’s...
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