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Biofuels And Deforestation: A CSR/ESG Cautionary Tale
Palm oil has become a cautionary tale for corporate social responsibility, because this is an instance in which an asset once considered important in the move toward a sustainable post-fossil-fuel economy has come to be seen, as in fact a liability.
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EC Taleb: What Size Tail Does The Smart Money Bet On?
Statistician/philosopher Nassim Nicholas Taleb critiques “behavioral” economics and finance as he looks at the differences between “binary forecasts” and “real world payoffs,” in a recent paper for the International Journal of Forecasting.
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Fossil Fuel: Divestment By The Numbers
If you are going to invest in part for environmental reasons, and especially for reasons related to climate change, carbon emissions, etc., there are several ways to do this.
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How Expensive Are ESG Stocks?
Europeans seem far more focused on the environment than Americans. It is therefore not surprising that 46% of European investors have allocated to ESG, compared with only 28% of Americans, according to survey results from JP Morgan.
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Share Buybacks Or Composite Equity Issuance?
Even though factor investing is widely supported in academia and investment practice, forecasting and harvesting factor returns remains challenging for various reasons. One signal that has received more than a little attention is share buybacks.
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Start Your Algorithms: Speed Is Good Again, Or Is It?
Until the final days of 2019, it has been a quiet year for high-frequency trading-related news and HFT is still hitting the headlines.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAPL Apple Inc.
AOL AOL Inc. (now part of VZ)
BAC Bank of America Corporation
CSMA Credit Suisse Exchange Traded Notes
CZR Caesars Entertainment
DB Deutsche Bank AG
DBJP DBX ETF Trust
DXJ WisdomTree Japan Total Dividend Fund
EDC Emerging Markets Bull 3x Shares
EEM iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index
EIS iShares MSCI Israel Capped Investable Market Index Fund
EWJ iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund
FOX Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. Class B
FOXA Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. Class A
KKR KKR & Co. L.P.
MNA IQ ARB MERGER ARBITRAGE ETF
REM iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index Fund
REZ iShares FTSE NAREIT Residential Index Fund
VWO Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF
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