By Philip van Doorn
You probably agree that having varied viewpoints can help money managers and corporate boards of directors make better decisions. But you may be fascinated to see that the numbers back this idea up and point to opportunities to improve the performance of your investment portfolio.
Michael Brush digs into the reasons why women fund managers outperform men , while also listing related investment opportunities.
As part of his work on the Quality Shareholders Initiative at George Washington University, Lawrence Cunningham shares data linking “the most patient and focused shareholders” with boards of directors with high levels of participation by women and people of color. He also lists companies that meet the bill .
Jaimy Lee interviews Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, an oncologist who is the provost for global initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania and an adviser to Joe Biden, about how quickly a COVID-19 vaccine may be deployed and herd immunity achieved.
Rachel Koning Beals explains how declines in prices for wind and solar power are pushing the transition to cleaner energy .
Income-seeking investors need to consider investment-grade municipal bonds, which have much higher yields than quality corporate and U.S. Treasury bonds and are also exempt from federal income taxes. But there are also risks that can be avoided .
Silvia Ascarelli continues her series about retirement destinations, helping a couple who love to be outdoors, skiing in the winter and enjoying “good lakes and water sports” when it is warmer. Here are several places to choose from .
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The S&P 500 index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.18% is weighted by market capitalization, which means index funds or ETFs that track the benchmark are 24% weighted to Facebook /zigman2/quotes/205064656/composite FB +1.82% , Apple /zigman2/quotes/202934861/composite AAPL +0.47% , Amazon.com /zigman2/quotes/210331248/composite AMZN +0.31% , Microsoft /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT +0.58% and Google holding company Alphabet /zigman2/quotes/205453964/composite GOOG +0.73% /zigman2/quotes/202490156/composite GOOGL +0.76% , combined. Mark Hulbert shares a lower-risk, simple way to play the S&P 500 that has performed better .
Angie O’Leary explains the cost of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease, while also listing steps that can be taken to prepare for it .
Burger King (a unit of Restaurant Brands International /zigman2/quotes/202094900/composite QSR +1.54% ) is teaming up with TerraCycle’s Loop service to get customers to return this specialized packaging , after which it will be washed and reused.
Even if President Trump wins reelection, there will be a continued three-way battle over the direction of the Republican party , says Edmund Fawcett, the author of “ Conservatism: The Fight for a Tradition “.
As part of her series helping readers with their retirement plans, Alessandra Malito helps a 57-year-old woman who wants to retire next year but also has $25,000 in credit-card debt and a major monthly mortgage payment.