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October 24, 2014 Income Inequality Got You Down? Do Something About It!Source: Huff Post
The wealthy continue to see significant income and wealth gains while the majority of people are experiencing stagnant living standards. Income inequality is one of the most significant financial stories right now, and there's no...
October 23, 2014 Market Structure Map - PerspectiveSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
In 2013, according to the Investment Company Institute, net US inflows to mutual funds were $152 billion, of which $52 billion went to target-date hybrid funds (mixes of bonds and equities based on one's age), and about $53...
October 22, 2014 Once Again, Religious Shareholder Activists Fail MassivelySource: Acton Institute
Despite what is heralded as a banner year for proxy resolutions submitted by religious shareholder activists As You Sow and the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, 2014 was anything but. Even the left-leaning Center...
October 20, 2014 One Reason Rates Are Likely To Remain Low For Long
Seeking Alpha - As my fellow authors and I write in our new îBlackRock Investmentî Institute paper, Interpreting Innovation, the rapid pace of technological change today is helping to put a lid on U.S. job and wage...
October 17, 2014 The two great fears driving the stock marketSource: PBS NewsHour
Amid increasing anxiety about Europe’s shaky economy, investors have been selling off risky stocks in favor of government bonds, usually seen as safer. That’s pushed bond prices higher and yields, which move in the opposite...
October 17, 2014 Market Structure Map: VolatileSource: Tim Quast, President, ModernNetworks IR LLC
There’s no one-word description. The Ides of October arrives serene and tranquil in Denver, the Rockies dusted with recent snow, the sky intensely blue, deciduous trees on the boulevards colored like Jackson Pollock movements on...
October 9, 2014 Market Structure Map - Casting AboutSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
In business, sometimes we cast about for explanations to missed numbers. More often, management knows if revenues are flattening and expenses are rising and can prepare for narrowing margins. Financial models help us predict...
October 2, 2014 Market Structure Map - Peer ReviewSource: Tim Quast, ModernNetworks IR LLC
Investor-relations professionals have long tracked what everybody else is doing, comparing the company’s trading with a set of peers. Clustering similar things is a time-tested statistical maxim. We practiced it on the ranch of...
September 29, 2014 Investors should integrate ESG aspects into their assetsSource: CNBC
The Principle for Responsible Investing (PRI) is an investor led initiative which advocates for responsible investment practices. The PRI’s Xolisa Dhlamini told CNBC Africa that by incorporating environmental aspects companies...
September 25, 2014 Market Structure Map - Double StandardSource: Tim Quast, President, ModernNetworks IR LLC
George Orwell and Aldous Huxley with their inventive dystopian literary imaginations would be hard-pressed to formulate a fictional world so categorically riddled with contradiction and double standards.
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