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Blog Post: WealthandCapitalMarketsBlog: Social Impact and Trust in Social Media: How Will Investors Separate the Wheat from the Chaff?

April 2, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

            Facebook pages. Twitter Accounts. Chatrooms. Blogs. Dedicated client social networks. All of these venues are not only places for people to “connect”, but have become sources of information on trends, investments, and companies. As Celent has noted in multiple reports and blogs, trends continue to show that individuals are trusting financial institutions less and less, and themselves and peers more and more. To adapt to these trends, wealth managers have begun...

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Blog Post: TimingLogic: Apple's Chief Puts Stamp On Labor Issues

April 2, 2012 by MoneyScience   Comments (0)

Yeah right.  Tim Cook is the creator of Apple’s labor issues.  Manufacturing and supply chain was his responsibility before Jobs’ death.  Now, what exactly is different after he makes some public relations remarks in response to a high profile story about Apple’s use of slave labor?   I see absolutely nothing beyond rhetoric that leads me to believe this is anything other than a public relations ploy with the ultimate hope of this all being swept under the...

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Mary McHenry of the National Futures Association Discusses the NFA’s CTA Marketing Policies

April 2, 2012 by Ron Sebonia   Comments (0)

Mary McHenry is senior manager of compliance at the National Futures Association (NFA). Among the NFA’s oversight responsibilities is the monitoring of the marketing and promotional activities by commodity trading advisors (CTAs). John Lothian News Editor-in-Chief Jim Kharouf spoke with McHenry about CTA promotional materials, some common mistakes made by CTAs with regard to the use of performance statistics, appropriate use of social media, and the NFA’s pre-review program.

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