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The Fed Has Finally Been Trumped

There isn’t a day that has passed since the November U.S. presidential election that Mr. Trump, now President Trump, has not dominated the headlines.  Avid readers of this commentary over the years will acknowledge that I had grown weary of the omnipresence of the Federal Reserve and the vast shadow it has cast on the capital markets, compelling me to write about it far too often. Well, it appears the Fed is not nearly as relevant in this Twitter regime we... Read more »

Making Volatility Great Again-Augmenting the 4 D’s with the 4 P’s.

One of my traditions during the year-end holiday break is to write this “beginning of the new year” commentary.  To be honest…I find myself struggling as we usher in 2017 given the 15 round, Rocky-like bout we experienced last year in terms of the political environment—both domestically and internationally.   I think most of us would agree that the acrimony of our election cycle has worn us out, yet we may only be at the beginning of... Read more »

Can Impact Investors Play a Trump Card

Open Letter from Stephanie Cohn Rupp, Managing Director, Impact Investing and Ronald G. Albahary, CFA, Chief Investment Officer While many in the impact investing community have been decrying the advent of Donald Trump as our 45th President, we have taken a few days to reflect on what this means for the impact investing sector. Many have expressed their expected gloom and dismay at the President-elect’s position on issues that impact investors hold so dear – including... Read more »

When Reality TV Becomes Reality

Early this morning, Donald J. Trump became the President-elect, surprising markets, investors and citizens around the world. If you are trying to put some rational framework on this outcome, I ask you to reread my latest commentary-“Turning the Page”-which highlights the Fourth Turning concept, which resonated with me in light of the populist trends emerging across the developed world. While it does not provide answers for the potential consequences of such a seismic change in... Read more »

Turning the Page

As I enter my 27th year in the investment business, my appreciation for the importance of having experienced multiple market cycles grows with every bit of noise or new context being promoted by the omnipresent media. At the risk of sounding like an elder statesman, the many market “at-bats” have helped my ability to filter out the noise, providing some level of clarity regarding relevant longer term trends. While I am not suggesting that I... Read more »

Brexit Stage Left

You have heard the term for months; some investors had little idea what it meant, and most of the media talking heads downplayed it. Yes, I am referring to "Brexit," one of 2016's most annoying and overused terms that is an acronym for "Britain's exit" from the European Union (EU). We knew that the vote would occur in June, but whether it was wishful thinking, a "head in the sand" mentality, or just very poor... Read more »

Regarding the Brexit Referendum

The people of the United Kingdom (UK) have cast their votes in a national referendum (universally called "Brexit") on European Union (EU) membership and, by a simple majority, have decided to leave. The movement to leave a consortium of European states is not new for the UK. It started almost immediately after they joined the precursor to the EU, the European Economic Community (EEC), in 1973. Fortunately, our generally risk sensitive positioning should help mitigate... Read more »

MIINTing the Millennial Impact Investor

Last week I had the privilege of serving as a judge in the MBA Impact Investing National Team (MIINT) competition finals hosted at my alma mater, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. MIINT is a global program designed to raise awareness and train students studying at the premier business schools in the U.S. and Europe on how to source and perform due diligence on early stage impact investments. This competition has grown from... Read more »

Good Times

As a child of the ‘70’s who used TV as an escape, I loved watching the classics such as The Odd Couple, Good Times, and All in The Family.  Forty years later, I am occasionally nostalgic, and will watch an episode of one of those great shows. But today, I am feeling even more nostalgic for the good old days of low market volatility but, alas, those days are gone. The perceived omnipotence of monetary policy or... Read more »

Knowing How to Flex When Playing the Game of Risk

Over the recent holiday season I was again reminded how much I enjoyed playing board games as a kid. One game in particular was a favorite—the game of Risk (now, produced by Hasbro). If you ever played this amazingly simple, but equally addictive game, you may recall the primary tactical decision is either to attack or to fortify one’s defenses. While we are not targeting global domination at Threshold Group, we see the “game” of... Read more »

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