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WallStreetBets is now reshaping financial markets: Non-professional market participants, or retail investors, are doing the work traditionally performed by financial advisers and analysts.
GameStop shares soared after some retail investors teamed up to jack up the price.
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The easy answer as to why trading was halted relates to the stock’s ‘volatility’ after its dramatic climb in recent weeks. But it could also mean something fishy is going on.
Executives are often given bonuses that “vest” on a particular date. If the share price is high on that date, regardless of the reason, they get payouts.
While institutional investors are selling stocks, retail investors are buying. They may not understand the risks.
The rush of ‘amateur’ investors into the stock market has regulators worried. Maybe they shouldn’t.
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Investors who care about the environment are better off holding shares in and exercising their influence over fossil fuel companies.
Civil society groups are flagging the risk of ‘greenwashing’ by companies.
Major investors profess support for efforts against climate change but have very little to show for their promises.
A breakthrough resolution on Rio Tinto’s climate stance has received a strong vote at the company’s AGM.
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The shareholder resolution on climate change at Rio Tinto’s AGM is another indication of how much investor culture is tilting towards demanding that companies take a responsible climate stance.
The European Investment Bank’s funding of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline will harm the climate and makes little financial sense.
A polar bear walks over sea ice floating in the Victoria Strait in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago in July 2017. Research suggests that divesting in fossil fuels could help nations meet their climate change goals.
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Fossil fuel divestment apparently works. Research suggests announcements of divestments have a significant impact on the fossil fuel industry’s share prices.
Michael Bloomberg will present new guidelines for reporting on the risks of climate change.
The G20 will see new guidelines for how companies report the risks of climate change. This will allow investors to compare companies and make more informed decisions.
Traders react with dismay after stocks plunged in September 2008 following the collapse of Lehman Brothers.
Instead, we need to burn the entire system of financial regulation to the ground and replace it with something that supports investing the way it’s done today.
International investors are still rattled by President Jacob Zuma’s sacking of respected Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene.
South Africa has narrowly escaped a downgrade of the rating of its sovereign bonds, but government has its work cut out as it seeks to restore investor confidence and lift economic growth.
Understanding how news flows affect stocks can help you beat these guys.
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