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A Carrot and Stick for Investors on Climate Action

We don’t hear much good news on climate change these days. A recent report from one of the world’s largest insurance providers, Swiss Re, estimates the effects of climate change will reduce global economic output 10 percent to 14 percent by 2050 on our current trajectory. That’s around $23 trillion in lost economic output every year.

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The LongView: 2021 First Quarter Review & Outlook

The first quarter of 2021 was marked by a sea change in financial markets around the world. Equities continued to power higher on the back of a recovering global economy, and the MSCI All-Country World Index gained +4.57%. Conversely, improving growth expectations contributed to a significant increase in interest rates, pushing the broad bond market down by over 3%.

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Stop the Assault by Predatory Lending

Physical assault is a crime in every state, yet strangely, financial assault is an accepted way of doing business. Wait, is that real — financial assault? Sadly, in New Mexico, it is and it’s legal. You might know it by other names — predatory lending or payday loans.

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