Waiting for the Recession. Calmly.

By |August 22nd, 2019|

Economies move in cycles. At the start of a new cycle demand for goods and services is strong and growing. Businesses hire more workers, open new stores and factories, and scramble to increase production. The newly hired workers spend their wages, increasing demand even further. Times are good, everybody pays their bills and the only people suffering are the bankruptcy lawyers.

Our remedy for low interest rates

By |June 18th, 2019|

“It appears interest rates will stay low for the next ten years,” said Bruce Flatt, CEO of Brookfield Asset Management. This is a rather bold prediction, considering that just last year investors were told to prepare for rising interest rates. In his latest blog, Barry discusses the implications for this and the path that we are following in this environment.

Doing Well by Doing Good: Thoughts on ESG and responsible investing

By |May 23rd, 2019|

It is easy to lose sight of the reality that when we buy shares of a company, we become, albeit in a small way, an owner of that company. Since most of us don’t want to own firms that do nasty things, it is not surprising that one of the undeniably “hot” areas of investing these days is responsible investing, with a focus on Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors.

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