Tag Archives: transparency

Buy low, sell high. Fear? That’s the other guy’s problem…

It's the 30th anniversary of Trading Places.

It’s the 30th anniversary of that classic Eddie Murphy – Dan Ackroyd – Jamie Lee Curtis movie Trading Places where that quote was first spoken, and the Duke brothers’ progeny are still making BLT’s and using insider information to cheat the public. Here are just a couple of headlines this summer: JPMorgan Chase to pay […]

Cause Marketing 101 (or how to avoid an Attorney General investigation)

Congratulations! Your company is going to support a cause that’s important to your stakeholders by earmarking a portion of product sales to a charity. But be cautious- new legal guidelines are in place to protect customers, charities, and your company. Based on the popularity of the Pink Ribbon campaigns that raise funds for breast cancer […]

Voting on corporate behavior: Values investing

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As an investor re-jiggering your investment portfolio or your 401K, do you also consider a company’s values? Increasingly we can make investment choices based on more than business fundamentals and performance, but also apply an additional filter based on our personal values. You can invest in companies based on their environmental practices, political preferences and […]