North Berkeley Wealth Blog

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History as Context

By |May 7th, 2021|Articles, Friday Reflections|

Tax rates and mortgage rates are both on the rise. For some investors, these shifts may indicate negative trends for market prices and economic growth. If we zoom out for perspective, history tells us that these increases may not be such a bad thing.

Pinch Points

By |April 30th, 2021|Articles, Friday Reflections|

Many industries have been unprepared for rapid surges in demand caused by the pandemic. Notably, the lumber and microprocessor industries find themselves rationing scarce quantities through higher prices.

A Dash of Perspective

By |April 23rd, 2021|Articles, Friday Reflections|

One method of gaining perspective when faced with overwhelming data is to zoom out and understand how recent activity fits into a larger pattern. By doing this, we can gain a better understanding of the ‘relative progress’ during the pandemic versus the ‘absolute progress’ over a longer timeframe.

Bottleneck at the Canal

By |March 26th, 2021|Articles, Friday Reflections|

Traffic on the Suez Canal is fully halted in both directions after the Ever Given became lodged in the embankment. Fascinating as it is, the bottleneck and the slowdown that it’s caused will ultimately be a short-term detour in the long-term trajectory of global trade.

Growing Pains

By |March 19th, 2021|Articles, Friday Reflections|

We are now probably getting into the second act of the pandemic, and can’t yet see clearly the possible twists in the plot that will set us down in an entirely new landscape. Like a Shakespearean character, though, we continue to accommodate to circumstance.

Berkeley Food Network

By |March 3rd, 2021|Articles, Community|

Community Partner Highlight
In 2020, the Berkeley Food Network stepped up to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on food insecurity in our local communities.

2020 Community Engagement Report

By |February 11th, 2021|Articles, Community|

In 2020, we looked at the issues of justice, equality, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in our community, our industry, and our workplace. We asked ourselves, how do we better engage in issues of social justice?