If history has taught us anything, it’s that we should learn from it. Since the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), financial markets continue to be rattled, as the U.S. and other global economies desperately try to respond to the pandemic. Global travel, entertainment, sporting events and conferences all are being cancelled in an effort to […]
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Do you remember any of your elementary school teachers? Think back for a moment if any remain in your memory. My kindergarten teacher at Bateman Elementary School, on the north side of Chicago, was Mrs. Hart. I only remember her because it was kindergarten, and she was my first teacher. No one went to pre-school […]
WeWork, once a darling of Wall Street, even before its planned IPO, has been in the news a lot…and not because its stock price is flying high after going public.
I’m not generally a fan of motivational speakers and their messages. While such speakers are usually talented and entertaining orators, try the next day to remember what they said, and… umm, it’s usually impossible. Recently, I heard one of these guys speak. He left the audience mesmerized with his oratory skills. But more importantly, he […]
Companies are often encouraged to disclose their do-gooder ways when it comes to environmental, social and governance principles, known as ESG. After all, an increasing number of investors are basing their investments on these traits. More than a quarter of the $88 trillion assets under management globally are invested based on ESG policies, according to […]
The Pew Research Center recently announced it would be conducting the majority of its U.S. polling online, much like most other public opinion surveys these days. Until recently, phone-based surveys were the de facto standard for opinion polls. According to Pew’s own research, the number of surveys conducted over the Internet “have increased dramatically in […]
Board diversity has been in the news for quite some time, but more recently, California became the first state to mandate that publicly traded companies headquartered in the state name women to their boards. Countries outside the U.S. have enacted similar laws. The new law stipulates that companies with at least five directors will need […]
Pity Kermit the frog when he sang, It’s Not Easy Being Green. We all know the tune. Now try singing that tune to yourself, quietly please, but exchange Kermit’s words with: It’s not easy being microcap. Respect is so hard to come by. It’s tough to get investors to listen. And people always call you […]
WARNING: You have to read this entire blog post to know where to find the best donut in Los Angeles. With third-quarter earnings season nearing its sunset, the year is practically over. OK, OK, let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves. But seriously, what does 2019 hold for capital markets? Um, uh, well, that’s hard to […]
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