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Weekly Market Digest: What Will the Next Decade Bring?

Weekly Market Digest: What Will the Next Decade Bring?

We kicked off the first full work week of 2020 with plenty of geo-political controversy. Tensions flared after the U.S. killed Iranian General Soleimani in a drone strike, leading Iran to retaliate with a missile attack on two U.S. bases in Iraq. This fueled...
The Right Way to Deal with Stock Market Volatility

The Right Way to Deal with Stock Market Volatility

The past year was largely positive for stock market investors as major market indices notched record highs on a regular basis. Between the highs, however, were some dizzying drops, like in late July and early August when the S&P 500 experienced declines...
What Moved the Markets in December?

What Moved the Markets in December?

The Trade War Stocks rose in December, punctuating a big year for stocks and a remarkable decade in capital markets. The trade conflict between the US and China finished 2019 on a positive note, with a “phase one” deal being agreed to in principle. While...
How Do ESG Ratings Agencies Work – And Why Should You Care?

How Do ESG Ratings Agencies Work – And Why Should You Care?

If you are a socially-conscious investor, you may wonder who determines which companies are deemed “socially responsible” and what criteria is used. After all, one person’s view of social responsibility often differs radically from another person’s view....
Weekly Market Digest: What to Expect in the Next Decade

Weekly Market Digest: What to Expect in the Next Decade

December marked a strong finish to a big up year for stocks and a remarkable decade of a recession-free US economy and a bull market led by US growth stocks. The new year began in choppy fashion, with stocks finishing roughly flat in an abbreviated week....
How To Set Financial Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

How To Set Financial Resolutions You Can Actually Keep

As the end of the year (and the decade!) approaches, many of us are starting to think of New Year’s resolutions for ourselves. Around 60% of Americans make resolutions each year, but a mere 8% actually keep those resolutions. Why? Because it’s inherently...