- Sep 30, 2022
- 5 min
ESG vs. anti-ESG: BlackRock in the cross hairs
Critics of BlackRock are urging investors to avoid funds offered by the investment management firm, the world’s largest. This effort is partly related to controversies surrounding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing. Careful thought is required to separate legitimate investment considerations from extraneous factors. Background “Anti-ESG” is a new force in the investment world. It opposes taking into account environmental, social, and governance considera
- Sep 21, 2022
- 4 min
Why you should not listen to the Doomsayers.
Every so often, on CNBC or in the Wall Street Journal, some investment luminary declares that it is time to get out of the market. The advice is typically backed up with a dire pronouncement about the current economic outlook. What choice does an average investor have but to go along when an acknowledged expert makes such a definitive statement? In truth, however, selling everything and going to cash is not the appropriate response. Why you’re different from that person on
- Sep 14, 2022
- 2 min
3 Reasons Why You Must Not Panic
On September 13, August's US Consumer Price Index (CPI) numbers were released. Inflation had been widely viewed as moderating, but the actual number exceeded expectations. This sparked fears of even more aggressive actions by the Federal Reserve. As a result, the market is now pricing in an almost certain Fed Fund Target Rate increase of 0.75% on September 21, raising the possibility of an even more drastic 1.0% increase. US equity markets responded with a chaotic sell-off. T
- Sep 8, 2022
- 1 min
Nothing Better Than a Great Day Out with Our Team
Nothing is better than a long, rejuvenating stroll in NYC (from the Little Island through the High Line) on a beautiful day! Perhaps, there is something: the same walk in great company! A big thank you to our fantastic team. We missed you Perla Glanzberg and hope you can make it next time.