Winter is often used in literature as a metaphor for difficult times and right now feels like just one of those times. The recent declines in stock prices are unsettling and lead to worry about the future.
Join us on Wednesday, January 16 for the first meeting of the North Berkeley Giving Circle. We’re coming together as a group to combine our economic power to facilitate charitable giving.
We all know that risks exist, but our feeling about a particular risk is driven by our recent experience. Even knowing that we are likely to have another big earthquake, knowing that the risk exists, people don’t actually prepare because they have no recent experience of it. Many investors have fallen into a false sense of diminished investment risk because of prolonged calm in the markets.
The longer I watch the world turn, the more interesting things get, and more clarity I have about how I should be involved.
We’re proud to be one of the sponsors of this year’s Chocolate and Chalk Art Festival.
Trade tensions have proven quite real over the last three months and continue to dominate headlines. Market price volatility continues apace as well, affected by concerns not only about trade but also rising interest rates and energy prices.