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January 2011



About That Avoidable Crisis...

January 28, 2011 – Comments (4)

My column for today, Lessons From an Avoidable Crisis, brings up that solid corporate governance policies are one way that going forward, there could be more checks and balances and accountability that could help head off things that could go very, very wrong.   [more]



What the Frack?

January 24, 2011 – Comments (4)

My column from Friday, Shareholders Demand Some Fracking Answers, dealt with a surge of shareholder proposals at major oil and gas companies regarding the practice of fracking. There's quite a bit of debate about the method in the comments section of the article, and I'd love to see any other thoughts, pro or con, on fracking from the CAPS community.  [more]



SRI and Chinese Stocks

January 20, 2011 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: TSL

I wrote a piece, Why Trina's Not a Buy, for today; it covers my view that stocks of Chinese companies won't be included in my socially responsible investing-related portfolio for our Rising Stars initiative. Given China's reputation on human rights, not to mention its poor environmental standards, Chinese stocks just don't seem like a good fit when there's a focus on social responsibility.  [more]



Buying into SunPower

January 13, 2011 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: SPWRA.DL , COST , TBL.DL

After having bought shares of Timberland and Costco for my SRI-focused Rising Stars portfolio, this month I decided to take a departure from consumer goods/retail and go for a renewable energy play. I chose solar company SunPower Corp. (Nasdaq: SPWRA). Here's the writeup.  [more]



Chick Picks: Back from the Holidays!

January 07, 2011 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: TJX , ROST

Hey everybody, we're back from the holidays and took a look at TJX and Ross Stores, two stocks we think look great for 2011... the magic formula is brands and bargains. Also, you can see Dayana toot her own horn! (She's extremely multi-talented...)  [more]



A Wikiworld of Transparency

January 05, 2011 – Comments (2)

In my column today, I dug into Wikileaks' push for transparency (as well as continued leaks about some public companies' dirty laundry); this has major ramifications for publicly traded companies: Wikileaks Could Sink These Stocks.   [more]

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