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Innovation predicts higher profits and stock returns
A large-scale study of the link between innovation and financial performance in Australian companies has found more innovative companies post higher future profits and stock returns. (2021-02-16)

Not all banking crises involve panics
Historically, even ''quiet'' banking crises without customer panics can cause losses leading to economy-wide downturns, according to new research co-led by MIT Sloan's Emil Verner. (2021-02-05)

Scientists develop method to detect fake news
Social media is increasingly used to spread fake news. The same problem can be found on the capital market - criminals spread fake news about companies in order to manipulate share prices. Researchers at the Universities of Göttingen and Frankfurt and the Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana have developed an approach that can recognise such fake news, even when the news contents are repeatedly adapted. The results of the study were published in the Journal of the Association for Information Systems. (2021-02-01)

Crowdfunding? Check weather forecast first!
Investors' moods are affected by gloomy weather. New research from Copenhagen Business School recommends entrepreneurs looking for finance should be aware of the weather forecast at the time they want to launch their crowdfunding campaigns. (2021-01-28)

Land deals meant to improve food security may have hurt
Large-scale land acquisitions by foreign investors, intended to improve global food security, had little to no benefit, increasing crop production in some areas while simultaneously threatening local food security in others, according to Notre Dame researchers who studied their effects. (2021-01-19)

Want a hot stock tip? Avoid this type of investment fund
'Buy low and sell high' says the old adage about investing in the stock market. But a relatively new type of investment fund is luring unsophisticated investors into buying when values are at their highest, resulting in losses almost immediately, a new study has found. The lure? Buying into trendy investment areas like cannabis, cybersecurity and work-from-home businesses. (2021-01-15)

Supporting renewable electricity: EU member states should coordinate reform efforts
The European Union recently adopted more ambitious climate goals for 2030 - their implementation is now the focus of debate. What do the Member States need to consider? A new study shows how important it is that governments coordinate policy reforms to support renewable electricity. Otherwise, many investors are likely to shift their focus to technologies that will continue to be subsidized or to countries where subsidies are still available. This outcome would increase the overall costs of expanding renewable electricity generation in Europe. (2020-12-15)

Bristol researchers publish significant step toward quantum advantage
Researchers from the University of Bristol and quantum start-up, Phasecraft, have achieved a milestone in quantum computing research, accelerating the journey from theory to research to reality. (2020-12-10)

Could private investment finance conservation?
A new report called Innovative Finance for Conservation: Roles for Ecologists and Practitioners, explores how private investment could boost conservation in a big way. (2020-11-30)

Bank-affiliated funds contribute to funding their parent banks in times of crisis
So reveals academic research involving the collaboration of Javier Gil-Bazo, a professor at the UPF Department of Economics and Business, with Peter Hoffmann and Sergio Mayordomo, published in the renowned journal Review of Financial Studies.The study shows that banks in Spain strategically resort to this practice especially in times of crisis, when access to traditional funding is limited and costly, and therefore the incentives are greater. (2020-11-25)

Despite industry wariness, stress tests found to strengthen banks of all sizes
Despite additional costs, increased restrictions, and issues stemming from compliance directives, research recently published by Raffi E. Garcia, an assistant professor in the Lally School of Management at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows that government-mandated stress tests are effective in strengthening the overall health of the multi-trillion-dollar American banking industry. (2020-11-17)

Faster disclosure under RTRS delivering transparency that helps muni market stakeholders
University of Oregon researchers have found three-fold benefits when the gap in trade reporting in municipal bond markets changed from a full day to fifteen minutes after implementation of the Real-Time Transaction Reporting System. Municipalities, they report, can benefit from the real-time reporting system through more efficient capital markets, creating benefits for society because municipal bond offerings fund infrastructure investments that often improve quality of life, education and public safety. (2020-11-10)

Putting stock into Twitter: Social media can influence returns, WVU finance professor says
Alexander Kurov, Fred T. Tattersall Research Chair and Professor of Finance in the John Chambers College of Business and Economics, found that firm-level Twitter content has information useful for predicting next-day stock returns, and that it is a stronger predictor of returns for firms with less analyst coverage. (2020-11-09)

How to fix the movement for fossil fuel divestment
Bankers and environmentalists alike are increasingly calling for capital markets to play a bigger role in the war on carbon. In the absence of a meaningful global price on carbon, however, capital continues to flow freely toward fossil fuels and other carbon-intensive industries. The movement for fossil fuel divestment has been trying since 2012 to reverse this trend. (2020-11-03)

A fraction of global COVID-19 stimulus funds could aid climate change efforts
A modest fraction of worldwide COVID-19 economic stimulus package funds--which have surpassed USD 12 trillion to date--could help put the world on track to Paris Agreement goals for the climate, say Marina Andrijevic and colleagues in this Policy Forum. (2020-10-15)

The valuation of a company's investment properties may bring surprises
In addition to the financial statements and balance sheet, an investor should also go through the notes and understand their content. For example, the valuation of a company's investment properties in the financial statements may bring surprises depending on whether the company has performed the valuation itself or used an external party for it. (2020-10-12)

'Street' ERTs are more useful in predicting companies' future tax outcomes, study finds
New research from the University of Notre Dame sheds light on the most effective methods to predict future tax outcomes, which simplifies the decision-making process for investors. (2020-09-30)

The biomimetic hand prosthesis Hannes uniquely similar to a human hand
Researchers from Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia and Centro Protesi INAIL in Italy reported on Science Robotics about the prosthetic hand Hannes able to replicate the key biological properties of the human hand. Hannes is able to restore over 90% of functionality to people with upper-limb amputations. It owns CE marking and it is ready to enter the international medical market, but its future commercialization will be possible only when researchers will identify investors and industrial partners (2020-09-23)

Words matter: Revealing 'how' restaurateurs land investors online
Online crowdfunding is a multibillion dollar industry, but crafting a compelling pitch that stands out among thousands of projects and lands investors is challenging, especially in the restaurant industry. Researchers at the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management have identified linguistic styles that could tip the scales for restaurateurs seeking financial backing online. (2020-09-01)

The three strategic priorities of marketing excellence
Investors value marketing excellence more highly than they value strategies based on market orientation and marketing capabilities. (2020-08-05)

Boycotts or buycotts? The role of corporate activism
Sociopolitical activism may risk backlash, but it may also lead to tangible positive financial outcomes, particularly when aligned with key stakeholder values. (2020-08-03)

What are the properties of the cryptocurrency market?
In terms of its structure and organization, the cryptocurrency market is a rather young and a very specific financial market. Due to its relatively short history, it is difficult to fully analyze the cryptocurrency market (it appeared only in 2009), which makes this task even more attractive for researchers. (2020-07-27)

Tendency to select targeted retirement fund ending in zero may impact wealth
New research shows that selecting a targeted retirement fund that ends in a zero could negatively impact your retirement savings. The study identified a ''zero bias'' or tendency for individuals to select retirement funds ending in zero, which affects the amount people contribute to retirement savings and leads to an investment portfolio with an incompatible level of risk. (2020-07-27)

Capital funding of health care in Canada is critical, yet declined in last 20 years
Capital funding of health care, used to build new hospitals, redesign or upgrade existing facilities and invest in new technologies, has declined in Canada over the last 20 years, according to an analysis in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) http://www.cmaj.ca/lookup/doi/10.1503/cmaj.191126. (2020-06-22)

Not so robust: robusta coffee more sensitive to warming than previously thought
A new study of the plant that produces robusta coffee suggests its heat tolerance has been consistently overestimated. Worse yet, when temperatures just slightly cross this point, yields plummet. The findings suggest the multibillion-dollar coffee industry could be facing a much tougher future on even a slightly warmer planet. The study's findings contrast with current estimates, based on historical botanical explorations in Central Africa, that had suggested robusta had a higher temperature tolerance. (2020-06-21)

Zero rates preferable to negative rates for investors' risk-taking -Ben-Gurion U study
In several lab experiments, the researchers demonstrated that a zero-interest rate policy has the strongest impact on individuals' investment decisions driving their decisions to borrow money and the percentage of risky assets in their portfolios. Specifically, dropping the interest rate below zero, a negative interest rate policy, is less effective in terms of increasing leverage and shifting individuals' allocations to risky assets. (2020-06-08)

Finnish study proposes a model to predict cryptocurrency defaults
University of Vaasa researchers propose a model that is capable of explaining 87 percent of cryptocurrency bankruptcies after only one month of trading. It could potentially serve as a screening tool for investors keen to boost overall performance of cryptocurrency investment portfolios by avoiding investing in unreliable cryptocurrencies. (2020-05-27)

Canadian policy on corporate emissions translates to higher market value
A UC Davis study analyzes greenhouse gas emissions of Canadian companies over 12 years, finding that public disclosures translate to higher stock prices. (2020-05-20)

New PSU study spotlights the dark side of venture capitalist funding
A new study by PSU found that the aggressive cultures of private equity firms, like venture capitalists, might spill over into the companies that they fund. The study suggests that venture capitalist investors often push a business they are financing to prioritize long-term financially-based goals instead of socially responsible business ones, like fair wages, reducing carbon footprints or improving labor policies. (2020-05-04)

Investors punish for social irresponsibility depending on proportion of company execs with law degrees
The extent to which investors punish firms for corporate social irresponsibility is associated with the proportion of top management executives in a firm who have a law degree, according to new research from the University of Notre Dame. (2020-04-30)

Mutual funds with lower tax burdens have higher returns
Tax-efficient mutual funds provide higher gains for investors and, therefore, more income for shareholders. (2020-04-17)

Marketing researchers identify the three most powerful drivers of effective crowdfunding
While the concept of crowdfunding is still in its early phases of development, a group of marketing researchers have conducted a study that reveals the most powerful drivers behind effective crowdfunding campaigns. According to the researchers, there are three primary mechanisms that serve as the major drivers of crowdfunding campaigns that yield results. (2020-04-07)

Concern over industry support for wider access to medical cannabis
An investigation by The BMJ has uncovered links between groups and individuals campaigning for wider access to cannabis for medical reasons and those pushing for the legalization of cannabis for recreational use. (2020-03-18)

Crowdfunding -- entrepreneurs should resist the urge to promise to save the Earth
Entrepreneurs seeking funds on business-oriented crowdfunding platforms should avoid over-emphasizing the social or environmental benefits of their start-ups or products if they are to maximize potential investment. (2020-02-26)

Wall Street investors react to climate change
Institutional investors are factoring climate risks into their investment decisions, according to a first-ever survey conducted by the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. (2020-02-18)

Extreme weather could bring next recession
Despite obvious market risks brought by fires, floods and other events, asset managers are slow to react. (2020-02-17)

World's first public database of mine tailings dams aims to prevent deadly disasters
GRID-Arendal has launched the Global Tailings Portal, a new public, searchable database with detailed information on more than 1,700 mine tailings dams around the world. The data are based on disclosures provided by mining companies following a request from the Church of England Pensions Board and the Swedish National Pension Funds' Council of Ethics. The portal is designed to be used by scientists, governments, insurers, the finance community, the mining industry, media, and civil society. (2020-01-24)

The Blue Acceleration: Recent colossal rise in human pressure on ocean quantified
Human pressure on the world's ocean accelerated sharply at the start of the 21st century and shows no sign of slowing, according to a comprehensive new analysis on the state of the ocean. Scientists have dubbed the dramatic rise the ''Blue Acceleration''. The researchers from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University, synthesized 50-years of data from shipping, drilling, deep-sea mining, aquaculture, bioprospecting and much more. The results are published in the journal One Earth, 24 January. (2020-01-24)

Tiny price gaps cost investors billions
New research shows that, millions of times each day, investors in the US stock market see different prices at the same moment -- and that these differing prices cost investors at least $2 billion dollars each year. (2020-01-22)

Good connections key to startup success
The future potential of early stage startups can be assessed by their existing professional relationships, research led by a team at Queen Mary University of London suggests. (2020-01-15)

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