Investments

Can Apple's $1.5bn green bond inspire more environmental investments?
www.theguardian.com

Apple's $1.5bn green bond, announced last month, will fund several environmental initiatives, including the company's conversion to 100% renewable energy. Photograph: Matthias Schrader/AP …

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Amid push for transparency, few colleges reveal investments
www.kansascity.com

Colleges and universities are under growing pressure from Congress and campus activists to reveal financial investments made through their endowments, but most institutions are standing firm against the idea. The movement includes federal lawmakers …

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Stop Hitting the Panic Button On Your Investments
lifehacker.com

Every time you hear that the market's taking a downward turn, you get the itch to sell your stocks, cash out your investments, and hide in a hole, right? Turns out panic almost never helps investments. Here's an uncomfortable reality: all investments …

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Foreign investments spark controversy in Iran
www.dw.com

But there's fierce debate in Iran about the terms on which these investments by foreign companies are taking place. Earlier this year, hundreds of students backing the Principlists' positions held a rally demanding better terms on foreign oil contracts …

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The Paris climate agreement calls for big investments in renewable energy …
www.washingtonpost.com

This past December, governments of the world met in Paris to negotiate a global climate agreement. It's considered a breakthrough. Here's why. Until now, climate agreements were “top-down,” giving countries targets and timetables for reducing …

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Fintech Growth Accelerates in Asia With Record $4.5 Billion Investments
fortune.com

In Asia, investments rose at a much faster pace, led by mammoth funding rounds for fintech companies in China and India, and with billions of consumers in the region using their mobile phones for everything from buying insurance to paying for goods …

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SEC suit calls Aequitas investments a Ponzi scheme
portlandtribune.com

The SEC lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Portland, claims that Aequitas told more than 1,500 clients that it was using their money to invest in health care, education and transportation investments. Instead, the lawsuit alleges, Aequitas used …

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Alibaba secures $3B loan to finance more investments and acquisitions
techcrunch.com

It looks like Alibaba is in the mood for more acquisitions. The company's recent investment spree — which includes the ongoing $3.5 billion purchase of Youku Tudou and stakes in Groupon, PayTM, Snapdeal and Snapchat — is about to get fresh ammunition …

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In Politics as in Investments, a Long-Term Outlook Can Soothe
www.nytimes.com

I'm as shocked as everyone else by what is going on. But as I have thought about it, I keep coming back to this great insight from the investing guru Benjamin Graham: “In the short run, the market is a voting machine, but in the long run, it is a …

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Favorite Investments for an IRA
news.morningstar.com

As such, they're favoring well-balanced portfolios spanning various investment styles and asset classes. "We chose to go with five fairly diverse asset classes for equities: U.S. large cap, U.S. small/mid-cap, foreign, REITs and commodities," notes …

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