April 2018 - Affirmative Impact is here!
Read about what role financial institutions have regarding gun violence. For example, "when a customer buys an assault-style weapon or accessory designed to increase the firing capability of a weapon, they may well take out their credit card to pay for it." "Does the lender have a responsibility?" Banks and credit card companies can put restrictions on what products can be purchased, however, these types of restrictions are seldom used. Did you know that recently J.P. Morgan, Bank of America, and Citigroup banned the use of their credit cards to buy Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? Should these banks allow you to purchase assault weapons like AR-15 semiautomatic rifles?
In this edition you can also read about Facebook. Is it an investment for a responsible investor? The company has been facing some difficulties and obstacles over the past year, will they be able to recover?
The market has dealt with many uncertainties since the start of 2018 - The 1Q 2018 First Affirmative Market Commentary will review how various asset classes performed, provide economic commentary, and highlight the major events that have taken place during the first quarter of 2018 - such as the return of volatility..
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