Alternative Investments

Investment in Carbon Capture and Storage

Although carbon emissions occupy a relatively small space on the spectrum of environmental, social and governance issues, as more and more countries and companies commit to Net Zero, they are steadily gaining attention from investors. Companies have relied on offsets to help avoid or reduce emissions for decades. Long associated with the “cap and trade” […]

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Positioning Portfolios for An Environment of High Inflation

Investors should adopt inflation protection as inflation shows few signs of moderating anytime soon and central banks are tightening monetary policy aggressively. Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS) can help position portfolios for an environment of higher inflation and lower growth. TIPS protect against inflation in two ways. First, the principal value of TIPS is indexed to […]

Uncertainty Clouds the Outlook

An anti-goldilocks economy refers to the global economy where policymakers are confronted with a stagflationary supply shock, which is negative for growth and will tend to push up inflation further. In the current market condition, inflation is “too hot,” as evidenced by the higher energy and food prices, as well as the disrupted supply chains […]

Market Recap Monday, December 24, 2018

On global equities Volatility in global equity markets persisted in November, fears of rising interest rates, multiple trade conflicts, the end of QE, and related uncertainty about the global economic outlook weighed on sentiment and set the market on edge. Additionally, U.S. crude ended last week down 11% at $45.59, posting the worst performance since […]

Strategies That Chinese Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Use to Attract Venture Capital

Abstract Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) contribute to China’s economic growth and help maintain social stability. However, SME business leaders have cited access to finance as an obstacle of SMEs’ survival and success. The purpose of this multiple case study was to identify main strategies SME entrepreneurs and business leaders used to attract venture capital […]