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Reasons for Long-term Optimism

By Leadership News

A couple of weeks ago, I posted about the reasons we have for short-term optimism — the reasons why we think that 2015 is likely to be a good year for the markets, and for social justice and environmental sustainability. But, naturally enough, talking about optimism for the short term…

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Looking Forward to 2015

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In last week’s post, I took a look back at 2014. While many Americans were worried that the economy and the markets were in terrible shape, things were actually … pretty darn good. Economic activity was strong, unemployment declined, the US markets were up, and we made some significant progress…

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Were You Afraid of 2014?

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Quick: Without looking at your investment account statements, or Googling for the data, how did the American economy and stock & bond markets really do in 2014? As recently as November, the vast majority of us thought that the economy was in dire shape. About 45% of American voters went…

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SRI Investments and “The Performance Question”

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Our friends at TIAA-CREF have posted this great video about SRI (sustainable, responsible, impact) investing and “the performance question”. Briefly: Because portfolios that incorporate non-financial criteria — sustainability issues, say, or ESG (environmental, social, and governance) issues — will have a somewhat smaller set of stocks to choose from, most…

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