Tag: ethics

Study Shows CEOs With Poor Ethics Hurt Their Firms

Study Shows CEOs With Poor Ethics Hurt Their Firms

Academics Lee Biggerstaff (Miami University), David Cicero (University of Alabama) and Andy Puckett (University of Tennessee) recently published a paper titled Suspect CEOs, Unethical Culture, and Corporate Misbehavior in the Journal of Financial Economics. In the paper, the authors describe […]

Wealth/Asset Managers: It's Their Money

Wealth/Asset Managers: It's Their Money

It’s Their Money by David Merkel, CFA of AlpehBlog Recently, I had a client leave me.  I’m not sure why he did — I didn’t ask, because that’s his  business.  It *is* his money, after all, not mine.  After deducting the […]

Not ‘Illegal,’ But ‘Immoral’

Not ‘Illegal,’ But ‘Immoral’

The head of a New Jersey board that determines how the state invests its pension money was in direct contact with top political and campaign fundraising aides for Gov. Chris Christie as the governor last fall mounted a successful bid […]

penny stocks Promoted Stocks

Promoted Stocks: Not Apt, Not Teed Up, Not Going

Promoted Stocks – Not Apt, Not Teed Up, Not Going by David Merkel, CFA of AlephBlog  Okay, let’s run the promoted stocks scoreboard: Ticker Date of Article Price @ Article Price @ 6/27/14 Decline Annualized Splits GTXO 5/27/2008 2.45 0.022 -99.1% -53.3% […]

Brokers as Fiduciary: A Middle Ground

Brokers as Fiduciary: A Middle Ground

From a reader: As a reader of yours, I find your views always interesting and well thought-out, even when I disagree. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, wisdom, and experience, as I truly believe you raise up the areas of […]