Investment Perspectives 3Q October 2021
Over the last several months, inflation has become top of mind for investors, companies, policy makers, and consumers.
Investment Perspectives 2Q July 2021
It is likely you have seen the acronyms “ESG” and “SRI” more frequently in financial literature over the past few years. As our society has increased its focus on environmental and social justice issues, investors and companies have, concurrently, directed their attention to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) matters and to Socially Responsible Investing (SRI).
Investment Perspectives 1Q April 2021
A fitting adjective for the last year could be “volatile”: emotionally, politically, and, as it pertains to investors, financially and economically. While we are used to big swings in the stock market, we have never witnessed such rapid changes to the economy and the fundamental performance of businesses.
By David W. Scudder
Aureus Co-Founder David Scudder recently wrote a paper on the state of capitalism in the 21st century. Please click the link below to download a copy.
Investment Perspectives 3Q October 2020
Over the past five years, the S&P 500 Index (or “stock market”) has become increasingly dominated by a handful of mega-cap technology companies. This new composition (and concentration) of the stock market has important implications for both active and passive investors, which we explore in this quarter’s Investment Perspectives.
Investment Perspectives 2Q July 2020
One of the lasting lessons from the 2016 Presidential election is that polls and pundits can be wrong. While early, the 2020 election appears to be tilting in favor of the Democratic party – though, again, that would be relying on fallible polls and pundits. Regardless of the election outcome, we believe the current recession and pandemic response will lead to an expansion of government’s role in society, as it has with past major crises.
From an investment perspective, we are interested in exploring potential fundamental changes in policies, programs, and budgets that might accompany the election of one of the presidential candidates. In this piece we will look at three areas that may impact the investment landscape – taxes, trade, and government spending.
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