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Is Impact Investing For You?

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The term “impact investing” hasn’t been around a long time having been coined in 2007. It refers to investing in a way that generates a specific positive social or environmental effect in addition to creating financial gain for the investor.

Black Friday's Amazon Effect

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Predicting and reacting to consumer sentiment about holiday shopping is big business, for retailers and for investors who buy retail stocks. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZND) is quickly becoming a top place for holiday shopping. It has a clear impact on other stores and they are fighting back.

Efficient Market Hypothesis

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The efficient market hypothesis (EMH) was created by Noble prize winner, Eugene Fama. It suggests that security prices always fully reflect all available information. In other words, you can’t beat the market because the efficiency of the market takes all available information into account.

FinanceBoards Widget Spotlight #26: The Insider Transaction 12 Weeks Widget & Other Insider Transactions Widgets

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Keeping an eye out for Insider Transactions for companies that you are researching or holding should be information and data that you have on your research Dashboard(s). This Widget created from Zacks data plus others like it on the FinanceBoards platform are ones that you should consider adding to your research dashboard(s).

The U.S. Dollar Versus The Stock Market

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Recent talk about increasing oil prices and a rising dollar has led to concern that the combination could be a double whammy for U.S. equities. As oil prices go up, business expenses go up. Rising expenses squeeze margins, lowering profits. A rising dollar makes U.S. exports more expensive, leading to declining revenue.

Should You Prepare For A Bear?

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To be clear, nobody knows for sure when the current bull market will be replaced by a bear market. All anyone knows is that it will happen. There are signs that the final stages of the 8 ½ year bull run may be getting closer.

M&A In North America Predicted To Drop 11% In Q1 2018

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The latest IntraLinks Deal Flow Predictor, released Nov. 16, forecasts that worldwide M&A announced deals in Q1 2018 will increase by 2% compared to Q1 2017. Deals in North America, however, are expected to drop 11%.

How To Handle General Electric

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Following the recent announcement by General Electric Co. (NYSE:GEC) that it would cut dividends by 50% and restructure to focus on aviation, health care and power, analysts and investors began to weigh in with proposed strategies to deal with the shake-up of this historical conglomerate.

FinanceBoards Widget Spotlight #25: EPS Estimates - Annual Changes

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With 30 companies to be able to research on one widget with huge percentage EPS Estimates Annual Changes this widget created from Zacks Data may make it an interesting one to place on your FinanceBoards Research Dashboard(s)because the top-ranked companies on it are the ones where the consensus is that they have the largest estimated EPS upswing potential.

The National Debt And Investing

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We hear a lot about our growing national debt along with debate about whether it is really bad or just part of the landscape in government. There are arguments about the effect of our national debt but when it comes to investors and investing, there are several things worth considering.

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