Season Investments



Show Me The (Social Security) Money!

The outlooks Americans have on the future of Social Security vary widely. This week we launch into a two part series on Social Security where we tackle the history and current state of affairs in this post and then look at the future viability of the program in next week’s post.

A Banking Phenomenon

The current savings environment of negative real returns on risk free investments has created a glut of viable income options for investors. As such, investors must turn to alternative sources for income generation. We continue to like the P2P lending space and think it offers a compelling return/risk profile.

The Happiness Machine

Most Americans realize that we live in a consumer driven society, but what exactly does that mean and how did we get to this current state of affairs? To answer that question we have to go back to the early 20th century and the writings of Sigmund Freud.

Monthly Macro: Baby It’s Cold Outside

Our Monthly Macro highlights the global themes that we believe are the most important and discuss why they matter for investors. This month’s piece will focus on the impact cold weather in the US is having on economic data, gold's strong start to the year, and the political instability enveloping the Ukraine.