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On Climate Change, Some Politicians Need a Crash Course in Capitalism

Michael Bloomberg shares his thoughts on recent developments regarding the politically charged attempts to bring restrictions on ESG focused investments.  He argues that climate risk is financial risk and is an important factor for investors to consider.

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Aid to the People of Ukraine

If you are interested in examining ways to help the people of Ukraine, the following two online publications offer numerous links to organizations actively involved in the effort:

Timeout Magazine: https://www.timeout.com/news/23-ways-you-can-help-the-people-of-ukraine-right-now-040722

The Cut Magazine: https://www.thecut.com/2022/03/russia-invades-ukraine-how-to-help-the-people-of-ukraine.html

We’ve also found that the U.S. Department of State has some helpful information, including actions being taken by our government: https://www.state.gov/united-with-ukraine/

GameStop

The recent roller-coaster ride of GameStop Corp. (GME) has provided investors with several learning opportunities.  Below are three articles we find useful in understanding this recent and noteworthy event.

A conversation with Scott Fearon and Robert Korajczyk featured in KelloggInsight:  Does GameStop Signal the End of Short Selling as We Know It?

From Marlize Van Romburgh of Crunchbase News: From The Editor’s Desk: Stopping To Smell The Tulips

From Greg Iacurci of CNBC: Why the GameStop Frenzy May Hurt Retirees Along with Hedge Funds

The 1918 Spanish Flu and Stocks

Looking towards history for context, this article from Seeking Alpha looks at the last great pandemic, the Spanish Flu of 1918.

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Markets Have Three Virus Scenarios to Consider

As the health emergency of Covid-19 develops, Aaron Brown of Bloomberg.com looks at how this illness and its impact on the world economy could effect investment portfolios.

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World Health Organization: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

For up-to-date information directly from the World Health Organization (WHO), please refer directly to their website.

Coronavirus Toll Update: Cases & Deaths by Country of Wuhan, China Virus – Worldometer

Worldometer.com provides live updates on the impact of the Coronavirus around the world.

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Coronavirus and the Implications for Emerging Markets

Everyday, we are learning more about the Coronavirus and its impact on a humanitarian level.  There is also an economic impact to this epidemic.  Looking specifically at emerging markets, Manraj Sekhon, CFA  writing for Adventures in Emerging Markets gives his opinion of the economic toll on emerging markets due to this virus.

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The Coronavirus is Less Deadly Than SARS — But That May Explain Why it’s More Contagious

Personal Finance Editor for MarketWatch, QuentinFottrell, looks at the Coronavirus epidemic in comparison to other historic pandemics.

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Coronavirus: A Quick Guide to the Outbreak Sweeping the World

The Telegraph has put together this useful (and updated) resource to help readers learn more about the Coronavirus, it’s symptoms and origins.

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