Activist Investors Who are Shaking Up Public Markets

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At a glance Main takeaway: Activist investors are proving that environmental, social and governance initiatives can drive value and create long-term sustainable change. Invest with confidence: While companies struggle with how to develop ESG strategies to satisfy investors, two hedge funds take on the automotive and oil industries to show them it can be done.…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: August 22–26, 2022

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At a glance Reducing inflation is the Federal Reserve’s top priority, according to Chairman Jerome Powell, who made the declaration at the Fed’s annual conference in Jackson Hole last week. On the heels of this news, which implies interest rates will remain high for longer, US stocks sold off, and bonds and bitcoin saw declines.…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: August 8 – 12, 2022

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At a glance: The markets were universally enthusiastic as stocks, bonds, commodities and crypto were up across the board last week. The S&P 500 recovered 50% of its year-to-date losses while the Nasdaq rallied 20% from its lows. What’s behind this? Expectations that inflation will mellow, and the Federal Reserve could start reducing rates early…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: August 1 – 5, 2022

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At a glance: Global markets increased last week as investors embraced riskier stocks and bonds aimed to recoup losses that occurred during the first half of the year. Nasdaq, Russell 2000 and emerging markets led the risk-centric performance, while the energy sector dropped 8% last week. Earnings are growing faster than expected with 75% of…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: July 18 – 22, 2022

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At a glance: The markets rallied across the board as stocks, bonds, commodities and crypto ended the week up as investors start to look past inflation. Consumer discretionary stocks, technology and industrials typically underperform in a higher interest rate environment but are heading into the third quarter on a high note. On the other hand,…

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