Some issues considered under the social criterion when evaluating a company’s products and practices are human rights, human capital management, and work conditions.
Some issues considered under the governance criterion when evaluating a company’s products and practices are executive compensation and bribery and corruption.
Some issues considered under the environmental criterion when evaluating a company’s products and practices are pollution, carbon emissions, and resource depletion.
The Principles for Responsible Investment (or PRI) calls itself “the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment.”
Socially responsible investing is known by several terms, including sustainable investing, green investing, and ethical investing.
In the current market environment, duration risk has risen across bond markets (BND) (LQD). When interest rates rise, bonds with a higher duration will likely be affected more.
All countries have suffered from yield increases, and monetary policy is turning less accommodative, even in Japan and the European Union.
The ten-year Treasury note, which rose in price in the first half of 2016 and pushed the yield down to 1.4%, has started selling off in the second half of the year.
Investment-grade emerging market sovereigns have been given BBB or higher credit ratings by one of the credit rating companies. They’re relatively safe.
The negative interest policy of the central banks is casting government bonds as a futile choice for investors compared to stocks and gold. As a result, bond prices dipped and yields started rising.
Demand from India Could Lend Support In the near term, India could lend support to the gold market. Indian gold demand has been very weak this year due mainly to…
Not only do REITs (RWR)(ICF) help diversify a portfolio, but they also bolster portfolio income with their steady dividends and their long-term capital appreciation.
Not only do REITs tend to provide steady and stable returns over the long term, but they also help in diversifying investor portfolios effectively.
The REITs (IYR) sector has shown phenomenal growth over the years. In the past five decades, REITs have grown to a market cap of nearly $1 trillion.
Let’s talk about the two main types of REITs (ICF)—equity REITs and mortgage REITs.
In this series, we’ll get down to the brass tacks of investing in the REIT sector, the market’s current landscape, and the benefits you can expect from this type of investment.
GDP growth has explained 30% of returns in the consumer discretionary sector in the last ten years. This compares to only 20% for the consumer staples sector.
Current low and negative yields in developed markets have led many to look outside of core fixed income asset classes for attractive income.
The three-month Volatility Index (or VIX), which measures the implied volatility of options on the S&P 500 stock market index, is approaching record lows.
The surge of inflows into junk bonds indicates that the fear of recession in the US economy has faded, which has boosted investor confidence.