What Are the Strategies for Climate-Proofing Portfolios?
Incorporating ESG factors into an investment process can imply two things: creating additional returns and reducing the portfolio’s volatility and downside risks.
Research shows that companies that have reduced their carbon footprints have outperformed their peers.
Green bonds sound like an evolving solution to benefit from the climate change effect. Green bonds are an option to use debt capital markets to fund climate-related projects.
A 2015 Harvard study suggested that companies should understand the relevance of ESG factors and incorporate them into their operations.
Investors may want to consider investing in benchmark indexes that take the climate factor into account.
The risk for a long-term investor is not just asset returns volatility but also extreme weather events, which could ultimately cause loss of capital.
Scientists believe that global warming could have added to the devastating El Niño effect worldwide.
Technological advancements could help investors who are considering the risks of climate change.
With elections looming and anticipations of a Fed rate hike, the topic of climate change seems to have lost steam. But is it something to ignore?
The September 2016 policy statement looked quite positive on the whole.
Of the 17 members who projected the target range, only one still believes that the federal funds rate will rise above 1% by the end of 2016.
The FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) releases the SEP (Summary of Economic Projections) in four of the eight meetings in a year.
FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) participants have toned down their projections for US GDP growth in 2016 for the second successive quarter.
Job additions, which had scared policymakers and market participants alike with the downward revision for April and dismal additions in May, seem firmly back on track.
At one point, the depressed levels of PCE inflation were the biggest roadblocks in normalizing policy rates in the US.
The US economic engine isn’t chugging along rapidly, but it isn’t at a standstill either.
Monetary policymakers’ view on US economic growth continues to improve.
Eric Rosengren is generally considered to be a dove, meaning that he has favored monetary accommodation in the US.
In this series, we’ll look at the September 2016 FOMC statement and what it may mean for monetary policy going forward.
What does all this tell us? First off, there just aren’t as many opportunities for U.S. investors in international developed bond markets.