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WHY IMPACT BONDS REPRESENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTORS WITH INDUSTRY PIONEER STEVE LIBERATORE

April 1, 2022

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As bonds suffer the worst quarter in more than four decades we are exploring one of the fastest-growing segments in the fixed income markets where demand is still accelerating. It’s in ESG, environmental, social, and governance standards being applied to corporate and government bond issuers and specific issues themselves. 

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LIBERATORE: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

April 1, 2022

In 2015, 193 member states of the United Nations agreed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to achieve sustainable growth and development globally by 2030. They are big, idealistic goals such as “no poverty and “zero hunger.” How effective has the widespread adoption of these goals been? ESG and impact investing pioneer Steve Liberatore shares his assessment. 

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ESG BOND PIONEER, STEVE LIBERATORE EXPLAINS THE NEW BOND ERA AND ESG’S ROLE IN IT

March 25, 2022

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The direction of inflation and interest rates are key to the performance of bond prices and they are in the midst of a massive change. The shift in direction has been most dramatic for inflation. After a decade of staying mostly below the Federal Reserve’s long-term 2% target, the Consumer Price Index recently soared nearly 8% year over year.

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HOW TO REPOSITION YOUR PORTFOLIO FOR A NEW HIGHER INFLATION ERA WITH TOP STRATEGIST RICH BERNSTEIN

March 18, 2022

The first interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve since 2018 happened this week, with the central bank planning six more of 25 basis points or one-quarter of a percent each this year. 

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JONATHAN CLEMENTS SAYS STAYING INVESTED IN STOCKS IS THE SANEST APPROACH IN TURBULENT MARKETS

March 4, 2022

Since the future is essentially unknowable, this week’s podcast guest focuses on what is knowable and controllable, mainly our own reactions. He is veteran personal finance journalist Jonathan Clements, a former colleague of mine at The Wall Street Journal who was its personal finance columnist for nearly 20 years. The author of several books including From Here to Financial Happiness and How to Think About Money, Clements is the Founder and Editor of HumbleDollar, a free weekly newsletter devoted to telling you “everything you need to know about money.”

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