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Latest Issue: #31 - Coronavirus
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The Back to Normal Index
Normally we use indices to track how investments are doing. However, I recently found an index which tracks the United State’s recovery from the COVID...
Socially Responsible Investments in 2020
We’ve addressed socially responsible investing (SRI) on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria before. In May 2018, we wrote an article...
Pausing the "Melt-Up"
A 400-point plunge in the Dow Jones Industrial average used to be noteworthy. I remember it happening in 2007 with moderate apprehension. This was way...
Changes to the Dow Jones
One of the oldest indices, and certainly the most frequently quoted and referenced index, for the US stock markets is the Dow Jones Industrial Average...
Slow Growth Hiding Under a Bursting Stock Market
Stocks are on a tear, hitting all-time highs in the concentrated technology heavy indices, there do appear to be some signs of real-world economic slowdown. ...
Only Scammers (no disrespect intended) Allowed
Back to basics. We are putting aside investment, economy, and COVID-19 news for a week and focusing on our core principles: fiduciary duty. As a...
What Could Cause a Double-Dip Recession?
For several weeks, we have been warning about the end of the federal unemployment benefits granted as part of the CARES Act. Already, we are starting...
Managing the Q3 recovery
If you have ever seen a historical war (e.g. the US Civil War) depicted in a movie, you tend to think that the most dangerous period is the battle. With...
The Best Time to Plant a Tree: The State of Unemployment Benefits in the US
The benefits provided to unemployed workers shielded the market and consumer-confidence levels from the worst of the damage, but there are some estimates...
The Quiet Surface of Congress
As a reminder, the $600 additional federal unemployment provisions are set to expire next week. I think we can safely assert, that no matter how robust...
The Problem with the National Debt
The federal government debt just hit an all-time high. The monthly deficit (i.e. the rate at which the debt is increasing) also just hit an all-time high...
GDP Coming Into Focus
We noted last week that the second quarter of 2020 will probably mark the bottom of US economic activity, but how far down will it be? Now that the data...
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