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Increasing Income Streams: Where Should Investors Look?

As wealth managers, we intend to focus on our client’s investment returns over market cycles, not just quarterly positioning.  Risk must be measured and factored in, just as much so as the potential for rewards.  Additionally, we should not only be thinking about generating current income for our clients, but also about an increasing income… Read more »

Don’t Fear the Repo

As if the U.S. Federal Reserve did not already have enough on its plate heading into its meeting on interest rates this week, chaos deep inside the plumbing of the U.S. financial system has thrown policymakers an unexpected curve ball.  When rates on the typically steady overnight re-purchase agreements behave like the stock market, as… Read more »

US / China Trade War Analysis

US / China Trade War Analysis  Why are we in a trade war? China entered into the World Trade Organization in 2001, under rules that granted it concessions as a developing country, which greatly accelerated its integration with global markets and supply chains. Studies have shown that Chinese exports led to lower prices for U.S…. Read more »

Earth Day 2019: Carbon Footprint of a Texas Wildcatter Gone Climate Advocate

The earth aware days have arrived. April 22, 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Just as active managers use shareholder resolutions to address corporate governance, social, and environmental change, on the other side of the trade are individuals driving the demand of goods and services. Understanding your personal metrics and carbon footprint… Read more »

Gitterman Wealth Management Hosts the 2018 Sustainable Investing Conference at the United Nations

On Tuesday, September 11th, Gitterman Wealth Management hosted the 2018 Sustainable Investing Conference at the United Nations.  The first conference of its kind for financial advisors at the UN brought together over 500 financial professionals to discuss the business case for Sustainable, Impact, and ESG Investing, and its relevance to the United Nations Sustainable Development… Read more »

Arming Financial Advisors about Small Arms and Weapons Exposure

With the unfortunate proliferation of mass shootings around the county, both in schools and elsewhere, several of our clients have begun to ask about their portfolio exposure to small arms and controversial weapons.  Gitterman Wealth Management’s SMART (Sustainability Metrics Applied to Risk Tolerance)® Investing Services utilize multiple ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) data providers, including… Read more »