Top 5 things you should do to prepare financially for the impact of climate change

Top 5 things you should do to prepare financially for the impact of climate change

It seems like every year our weather is getting more extreme. Last week, the Pacific Northwest experienced record-breaking 110 degree weather. Last winter, Texas experienced a major snow storm that caused an electric grid failure and widespread power outage for around 10 million people over several freezing days. Worldwide, heatwaves and snowstorms have become more…

Top 10 ways technology have improved our lives under the coronavirus pandemic

Top 10 ways technology have improved our lives under the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has turned our world upside down in the past few months.  We have entered a new normal where many of our social and work activities have shifted online. We feel fortunate that global technology has developed rapidly in recent years so the world can continue its basic function under the current social…

What caused the disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street?

What caused the disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street?

The global economy entered a recession in the first half of 2020. OECD issued a global GDP baseline forecast of -6% in 2020, and GDP of -7.6% in a downside COVID-19 scenario. Geopolitical conflict and civil unrest continue to flare up in  China/Hong Kong, the US and many parts of the world.  A typical investor…

What portfolio moves should I make during this coronavirus crisis?

What portfolio moves should I make during this coronavirus crisis?

A pandemic with unprecedented social-economic impact The Covid-19 pandemic has become the one of most devastating global social-economic events in many decades. As of early April, the global death toll has reached almost 90000. The crisis has led to an almost complete shutdown of major global economies and an accelerated shift of most daily activities…

What should investors do now as the coronavirus outbreak continues?

What should investors do now as the coronavirus outbreak continues?

Shock events like pandemic and natural disaster are unavoidable It is important to note that pandemic, epidemic, and disaster are unavoidable events in human history. In recent years, we have seen numerous major natural disasters including the 2011 earthquake/tsunami in Japan (16000 deaths), 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake/tsunami (230,000 deaths), 2003 European heat wave (70000 deaths)….

Vision of the Innovation Economy

Vision of the Innovation Economy

Keeping Things in Perspective Today, many investors are worried about the presidential election in 2020, US/China prolonged trade war and the associated market volatility, we remind ourselves that stock investing is a long-term activity and represents partial ownership of dynamic, real-life businesses. A good business with a capable management team should be able to navigate…