AAII Survey: Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues Not Overly Important to Individual Investors

According to Wikipedia, environmental, social and governance (ESG) refers to the three central factors in measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of an investment in a company or business. These criteria help to better determine the future financial performance of companies (return and risk). ESG investing focuses on companies that support environmental protection, social justice, and ethical…

 

Five in 10 use ESG Factors When Buying Products or Services, Making Investment Decisions

The recent revelations by Wells Fargo of the creation of up to two million unauthorized accounts since 2011 has thrust corporate governance back into the spotlight. Perhaps not since the financial crisis of 2007-2008 has a company undergone such intense scrutiny of its corporate policies and ethics. Since then, numerous Wells Fargo employees have come…

 

9 Rules for Better Stock Investing

This week’s AAII Weekly Digest highlights these “must-read” AAII articles: Why Value Beats Growth: A Brief Explanation The various characteristics of stocks that generate higher returns than what the capital asset pricing model (CAPM) would predict are known as “stock market anomalies.” Two of the most famous anomalies are size and value. This article sets out…