2021 Q2 ISG Panel – ESG, Socially Responsible, and Impact Investing

What is the difference between ESG, socially responsible, and impact investing? This question and may more were answered during last week’s webinar. Members of our Investment Strategy Group, Howard Coleman, Hans Krippaehne, Chris Chung, and Nina Rose, gathered to discuss all things ESG. They also...

Washington’s GET Program Updates Explained

Many parents in the Pacific Northwest choose to start saving early for their children’s education, including participating in Washington state’s Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program. However, as tuition starts lowering with the College Affordability Act, the state felt it was necessary to reevaluate the GET...

Beyond the Noise: A Look at Greece, Puerto Rico, & China

Three events in financial markets have received significant media attention in the last week: a potential Greece exit from the Eurozone, a potential default by Puerto Rico on its bond holdings, and the significant decline (after a rapid advance) in China’s equity markets.  The Coldstream...

Coldstream Tactical Allocation Decisions: An Example

Investment decisions at Coldstream are made by our Investment Strategies Group (ISG), which is composed of client portfolio managers, as well as managers of other Coldstream investment vehicles such as our 401K and alternative investment products. ISG sets strategic parameters for its asset allocation decisions....

Consider Dividend-Paying Stocks

In this low interest rate environment, income-minded investors, who have some tolerance for risk may find dividend-paying stocks attractive.  In fact, nearly 40% of S&P 500 companies have dividend yields above the 10-year US Treasury bond yield. The appeal of dividend-paying stocks is easy to...

A Pending Bond Bear Market?

In the aftermath of the tech bubble, the housing bubble, Wall Street scandals and the near collapse of the financial system, many ordinary investors have lost faith in the equity markets.  In an effort to reduce the risk in their portfolios, retail investors have exited...