Comfy Chairs, Foundations’ Steps to SRI, and Divest-Invest…and more…Sustainvest Q2 News…

The first half of 2016 has come and gone and it sure hasn’t been boring. Well, that all depends on what asset classes we are talking about. This year has really helped us realize how important being diversified across asset classes can be. It also tells us to keep a long term perspective when CNBC flashes Brexit news 24/7. It was a winning quarter for the Dow and the S&P 500, up 1.4% and 1.9%. For the first half of the year, the indexes are up 2.9% and 2.7%, respectively. The Nasdaq, on the other hand, is down for the last three months — off 0.6% — and in a 3.3% hole for 2016. It’s clear to see that gold (up 25% YTD) has become a solid hedge due to volatility in the dollar and the general sense..read more…Sustainvest 2ndQ 2016 Newsletter

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