There are always concerns in the investment realm including inflation; increased government debt, market corrections, volatility, etc., but with strong fundamentals which include double-digit earnings expectations in the coming quarter, improved consumer sentiment, and continued favorable monetary and policy support, there are very good arguments to be made for staying invested in 2021 and beyond.
There’s an old saying related to the stock market that dates back to the time before computers, “Don’t fight the tape”. The term “tape” refers to the ticker tape that used to transmit the price of stocks. The idea, of course, is that when stocks are trending in a certain direction it usually doesn’t make … Read more
I first heard of the issues surrounding mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at my church nearly a decade ago. Valuable minerals, also known as conflict minerals in this region, are controlled and manipulated by all sides in the DRC’s ongoing civil war. The innocent civilians of the country are the victims … Read more
It seems that no matter how much evidence flows in that counters the pervasive idea that responsible investing produces inferior returns, most investment professionals still choose to deny the facts. Responses from my local Bend colleagues regarding Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) continue to be influenced by this misconception. This is still the main reason they … Read more
Each year the U.S. Sustainable Investment Forum (US SIF) tracks the assets that are invested according to Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) guidelines. In 2016, more than $1 in every $5 invested by professional investment managers in the United States was directed according to SRI criteria. The link below will take you to an executive summary … Read more