“The four most expensive words in the English language are ‘this time it’s different.’” It’s different this time, and it’s …
“Sure, the opportunity cost of holding gold given where stocks are isn’t great, but the long-term reasons to own gold are just as real as they were months ago, as a store of value with low correlation to stocks,” said Adam Strauss, CFA, with Appleseed Capital.
The purpose of this whitepaper is to highlight areas of concern so that the Morningstar’s Sustainability Rating may improve its methodology and avoid unintentionally “greenwashing” mutual funds that do not reflect the widely-held ESG standards of the SRI industry.
Joshua Strauss from Appleseed Capital Talks Impact and Long/Short Investing by explaining our approach to applying ESG analysis and screening to short-selling.
Is the sun setting on the Illinois pension system? Unfortunately, the pension situation in Chicago is no better than the Illinois pension situation. Moreover, other states and municipalities outside of Illinois have similar pension funding problems, although not to the same extent as the underfunding disaster in Illinois and Chicago.