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February 25, 2015 Keystone Solution Runs Through CanadaSource: Michael Bloomberg
The Keystone XL pipeline has become a perfect symbol of Washington’s dysfunction. Democrats exaggerate its environmental impact while Republicans exaggerate its economic benefits. In the debate, each side talks past the other,...
February 25, 2015 Socially Responsible Investing: An Overcrowded Trade [Part One]Source: Value Walk
Two weeks ago, I wrote an article for ValueWalk covering the performance of big tobacco stocks over the past few decades. And while the data itself is interesting — there seems to be an anomaly as to why big tobacco and sin...
February 25, 2015 HSBC, tax and why good companies do bad thingsSource: ft.com
HSBC was surely hoping for a better start to its 150th anniversary than its chief executive Stuart Gulliver calling its behaviour a “source of shame”.
February 23, 2015 The wages of sin outweigh ethical returnsSource: FT.com
Some ethical investment funds have done well, but generally they’re unlikely to outperform broader stock market indices. Analysis by Brian Dennehy at Fundexpert.co.uk last year found that out of 65 ethical funds, only 35 had a...
February 23, 2015 It’s Morning, Again, in America...Source: Larry Checco
To hear many politicians, pundits and financial analysts tell it, it’s morning again in America. The stock market is at record highs. Corporations are sitting on trillions of dollars in cash (Apple, alone, has US $178 billion in...
February 19, 2015 Market Structure Map - LeakageSource: Tim Quast, president, ModernNetworks IR LLC
In this age of mandatory dissertation in television ads of pharmaceutical side-effects, one approaches the term “leakage” with caution. But in market-structure, the behavior of money behind price and volume today, leakage is a...
February 19, 2015 HSBC Corporate Governance CorruptionSource: The Market Oracle
When the Negotium essay, Long History of HSBC Money Laundering was written over two years ago, one might think that the Banksters would look to take a lower profile. Forget about it, when you are part of a made criminal syndicate...
February 18, 2015 Why the 'Too Big to Fail' Problem Just Won't Die
American Banker Online - The majority of the world's 30 largest banks are now larger than they were in 2006, as Stanford University finance and economics professor Anat Admati said at the îWorld Economic Forumî in...
February 17, 2015 Negative interest rates: Coming to America?Source: Yahoo Finance
American savers have had it hard enough, earning next to nothing on bank deposits and money market funds. But could it get worse, with banks here charging depositors interest to hold their money and high-quality bonds yielding...
February 16, 2015 Guest Column: Why I will vote against divestmentSource: The Daily Northwestern
This Wednesday, Associated Student Government will vote on divestment from six corporations linked to the Israeli military. This debate affects me personally: I was born in Israel and will be moving back after graduation
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