Global Current Issues and Trends: October 2019

LaRae Long Beyond GDP

Total non-farm payroll employment increased in September by 136,000 jobs.  After revisions job gains have averaged 157,000 per month over the past 3 months.  The US government employed 20,000 workers for the 2020 Census after the temporary layoffs of the 800,000 federal employees, contractors and service businesses affected by the …

Global Current Issues and Trends: June 2019

LaRae Long Sustainability News, Beyond GDP

Total non-farm payroll employment increased in May by 75,000 while downward revisions in April and March were 75,000 less than reported earlier.  The US government shutdown in January caused the temporary layoffs of the 800,000 federal employees, contractors and service businesses affected by the shutdown.  The national unemployment rate remains at …

Global Current Issues and Trends: May 2019

LaRae Long Beyond GDP

Total non-farm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in April while the 196,000 in March was revised down to 189,000.  The US government shutdown affected the February report of only 33,000 was revised up to 56,000 new jobs after the temporary layoffs of the 800,000 federal employees, contractors and service businesses …

Global Current Issues and Trends: March 2019

LaRae Long Beyond GDP

The US government shutdown affected the February report of only 20,000 new jobs after the temporary layoffs of the 800,000 federal employees, contractors and service businesses affected by the shutdown.  The national unemployment rate declind to 3.8% in February as people went back to work and job searches.  Unemployed persons declined …

Crashing The Party

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News, Beyond GDP

“We at Ethical Markets supported IEX in its accreditation at the SEC as the USA’s 13th national securities exchange.  Now the newly launched MEMEX  (Members Exchange) is trying to compete, but apparently without the fairness and ethical features of IEX and its famous “speed bump” which helps to  repulse high-frequency …

The Washington Post: Why is Congress so dumb? We dumped in-house experts, and now lobbyists think for us.

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, Global Citizen, Trendspotting, Beyond GDP

“Ethical Markets highly recommends this information-packed, insightful review by Congressman Bill Pascrell Jr.  of how the US Congress  literally lost its mind, beginning in 1996! Pascrell shows how the key research agencies were decimated, most notably the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA)  which was shut down, as well as others …

CA warns on ‘technology-led’ asset management decisions – Explicit downside protection demand to the fore

Jay Owen Reforming Global Finance, SRI/ESG News

“Ethical Markets has been sounding these alarms about algorithmic and high frequency trading since our conference with asset managers and paper for the United Nations Inquiry on Design of Sustainable Finance  “Perspectives  on Reforming Electronic Markets & Trading “. Good to see the FCA involved now volatility is increasing and …

Global Current Issues and Trends: January 2019

Jay Owen Beyond GDP

Global Current Issues and Trends: January 2019 As the US government shutdown continues and the Democrats take over in Congress, December’s 312,000 new jobs shows the 2018 economy sustaining the policy turmoils in Washington.   After revisions, gains in October and November were 58,000 more than previously reported and the average job …

Global Current Issues and Trends: December 2018

LaRae Long Beyond GDP

Global Current Issues and Trends: December 2018 Total US nonfarm payroll employment increased by 155,000 in November.  After revisions, gains in September and October were 12,000 less than previously reported and the average job gains were 170,000 over the past 3 months.  The national unemployment rate was unchanged at 3.7%.  In …