LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept 13 (Reuters) - India was supposed to be the next country to emerge from poverty and become a global industrial juggernaut. The sheer human heft of its billion-plus population, along with economic backwardness that left plenty of scope for improvement, made it seem nearly inevitable. It hasn't worked out that way. Amid large fiscal and current-account deficits and economic growth near a 10-year low, the rupee has dropped by more than one-third in the past three years.
There seems to be a bull market in piety. Assets in portfolios that focus on sustainable investing — the new term for what used to be called socially responsible investing — have risen to $22.9 trillion globally from $3.8 trillion in 2006, according to investment researcher Morningstar. That’s a 500% increase during a turbulent and occasionally extremely unpleasant time to invest. Could returns, or a commitment to ethical investing, or both, have been strong enough to account for that much growth?
Making a case that the stock market isn’t expensive these days often means dragging Tina into the conversation. Tina is short for ‘There is no alternative’. It is a claim that after a decade of loose monetary policy and low interest rates, bonds, the traditional alternative to stocks, are no better a bargain than high-flying stocks. Yet there may be one alternative to stocks. Commodities got cheaper through much of the second quarter, adding to several years of mediocre-to-weak performance.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".