Electric Utilities Set to Benefit from EV-Driven Grid Investment

Wildfire-induced blackouts in California and more recent events in Texas, where unpreparedness curtailed energy supplies, highlight the vulnerabilities of the US power grid. Over the next two decades, the need for grid investment will be substantial; driven, in part, by the economic impact of outages, but even more by the electrification of the transportation sector…

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Grid Infrastructure Gets a Spark from Vehicle Electrification

Wildfire-induced blackouts in California and more recent events in Texas where unpreparedness curtailed energy supply, highlight the vulnerabilities of the US power grid. These and previous situations tend to be random and are often followed by a call for remedies. Over the next two decades the need for grid investment will be substantial; not driven…

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Market Speculation on the Rise

Stay-at-Home Speculators Contribute to Stock Market Volatility A new wave of investors, many of whom are millennials, are throwing caution to the wind in search of outsized returns. Frequent trading and easy access to leverage have enabled these amateur investors to contribute to stock market volatility more than is generally acknowledged. This rise in risk-taking…

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1919ic Five Favorite Ideas: Earth Day 2020

Take a Trip Outdoors from Inside. Our treasured National Park Service is celebrating Earth Day with a variety of virtual activities.  Check out some amazing scenery and information here:  National Parks. Support your Native Pollinators. Need a little real outside time?  Plant something new in your garden that will appeal to stressed populations of pollinators…

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Brexit: The End of the Beginning

A Hard Brexit is still a possibility The ongoing saga of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union continues to dominate news headlines in Europe. The recent General Election in the UK provides a path forward but investors would be wise to consider the challenges that lie ahead in 2020. While the UK will almost…

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The FIRE Movement Explained

What is FIRE and why is it so popular among the under 40 generation? From time to time we write on a topic that we think is provocative or has general interest. The FIRE Movement qualifies. Some will see it as naïve and impractical, while for others it’s gospel. Please enjoy the piece that follows…

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Brexit Update: The Chaos Continues

Political events in the UK are occurring at a breakneck pace and global markets are watching. We feel it is imperative to try and lay out the current status of the Brexit saga and handicap possible scenarios. What should investors do now? We continue to lack certainty on the resolution of this issue. The high…

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