Do you really think that you are good enough to beat the market? If not, Lars Kroijer explains how you can invest simply in low-cost alternatives. It's easier, cheaper, and for many investors, likely to produce better results.
Several days ago CFA Institute sat down with a man who has his finger on the pulse of the markets better than most, Phil Pearlman, executive editor of StockTwits.
A panel of financial social media influencers and startup founders discussed the current state of social investing, as part of New York Social Media Week. Here are some highlights from the event.
Yesterday the Value Investing Challenge, a partnership between the Value Investing Congress and SumZero, announced the three finalists for its inaugural investment idea contest, from which a winner will be announced at the 8th Annual New York Value Investing Congress, to be held October 1–2, 2012 in New York City. The winner will also be asked to present at the conference, which will also feature presentations by headliners David Einhorn and Bill Ackman.
At a recent conference, investment professionals from Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, and the State of Wisconsin Investment Board shared their frameworks for decision making and presented competing visions for how the next 12 months are likely to unfold. They also hinted at how they would position portfolios for optimal advantage.
Is it possible to earn a return by investing in reducing recidivism among prisoners? The link between the economic activity of investing and the social problem of prisoners who are repeat offenders may be far from obvious, but the answer is yes, it is possible.
Toby Eccles, founder and development director at Social Finance, explains the concept of investing through social impact bonds and how this innovative investment structure can help solve social problems while generating a return on investment for the socially motivated investors.
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