Economic Indicators

Taking Stock of Known Risks to Future Returns

By | 2018-12-20T20:19:34+00:00 October 12th, 2018|Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Cost of Carbon Emissions, Economic Indicators, Energy, Environmental Reporting, Fossil Fuel Free investing, Future Generations, Preventing Pollution, True expertise|

By Valerie Gardner Since our founding in 2002, we have seen it as our job to help our clients invest prudently in the market, in order to participate in the overall market growth and returns generated by business. We have always known that our clients will do best if we reduce their unnecessary costs and uncompensated risks, while providing [...]

Renewables Won’t Be Enough

By | 2018-12-20T20:23:36+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Business News, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Economic Indicators, Energy, Environmental Reporting, Fossil Fuel Free investing, Future Generations, Politics, Preventing Pollution|

Dr. Jonathan Tiemann Would it really be possible to replace our existing energy system with renewables? Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford, thinks we can do so by 2050.1  Prof. Jacobson has done an impressive job of synthesizing demographic, economic, and engineering data to develop a formula that seems to show a path toward a fully [...]

The Private Debt Crisis

By | 2018-12-20T20:28:12+00:00 October 16th, 2016|Economic Indicators, Private Debt|

Stagnant incomes, underemployment, and job insecurity are key reasons so many voters in Europe and America are now willing to embrace candidates outside of the mainstream. But the now stultifying level of private debt, and the accompanying impact on growth, is an equally important reason.

How to save $1.8 trillion

By | 2018-12-20T20:29:34+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Business News, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Economic Indicators, Energy, Environmental Reporting, Fiscal Policy, Preventing Pollution|

In a special 132-page report published in August 2015 entitled "ENERGY DARWINISM II: Why a Low Carbon Future Doesn’t Have to Cost the Earth," Citigroup, one of the world's largest financial insitutions, reported that it had studied the financial impacts and feasibility of whether we could afford to address climate change.   It found that, in fact, opting to address climate [...]

How much austerity is enough?

By | 2018-12-20T20:36:04+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Economic Indicators, Euro, Financial Health, Fiscal Policy, Government shutdown, international Finance, TIA|

By Dr. Jonathan Tiemann, April 20, 2015 Although we don't hear the word explicitly that often, austerity is very much at the center of economic debate today. In the US, both the Senate and the House of Representatives are working on budget proposals, which would (their sponsors say) balance the Federal budget within a decade. Those proposals would do so [...]

The price of oil is falling and frackers are hurting

By | 2018-12-20T20:39:27+00:00 January 7th, 2015|Business News, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change, Divestment from Fossil Fuels, Economic Indicators, Preventing Pollution|

The price of oil has fallen by more than 50% since June, 2014 when it was hovering around $110 a barrel. It is now below $50. This comes after nearly five years of relatively steady price growth and supply stability. However, at the November 27th meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, which controls nearly 40% of the world [...]

Janet Yellen’s Dashboard

By | 2018-12-20T21:53:01+00:00 June 18th, 2014|Economic Indicators, Federal Reserve, Financial Institutions, Fiscal Policy, Monetary Policy|

Posted June 18, 2014 The Brookings Institute's Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, a group providing independent and well-researched analysis of fiscal and monetary policy issues, released a cute new graphic that pretends to mimic Janet Yellen's economic dashboard. Every quarter, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and her Fed colleagues secretly evaluate various economic indicies to see where the [...]