Markets

The (Next) American Experiment

03/20/14

The European settlement of America embodied a two-pronged experiment. For some, America represented a place where oppressed peoples could create a new social reality in alignment with the early... Continue

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Capital Markets

12/04/12

There was a knock on the door of 221B Baker Street, where the nameplate above the buzzer read “S. Holmes.” A woman opened the door, showing in a sullen, heavily cloaked figure. She was accustomed... Continue

Risky Business

09/25/12

No one can pinpoint the start date, but many experts acknowledge that as of the dot.com bust, Volatility had earned the de facto title of America’s Greatest Risk Factor. By the beginning of... Continue

The Great Debate: 3Q2011 vs. 1Q2012

05/16/12

(Patriotic music starts. Camera pans audience of diverse college students, respectable elderly, and concerned baby boomers. People cheer and clap as they watch themselves on the screen above the... Continue

Sub-Standard & Poorly

08/06/11

Yesterday’s Syntrinsic Commentary spoke to the larger implications of an unsustainable approach to capitalism, specifically, capitalism that requires inexhaustible credit to function. Today, as... Continue

Thirty Years

02/08/11

Thirty years. An eternity really. Yet something those charged with predicting the future—investment analysts, ecologists, political scientists, pension stewards—must be prepared to anticipate. To... Continue