Hydraulic fracturing or fracking has turned the U.S. Energy outlook upside down. Since 2010 U.S. natural gas production has increased 25% and oil production, 60%. We have passed Russia as the world’s largest gas producer and within a couple of years we may pass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil producer. Fracking elicits a […]
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The ending of the title sentence here is . . . if you start saving when you’re young. Yes, the big secret to being able to retire comfortably is no secret at all, but the remarkably simple directive to start saving early. Get on a program of regularly socking away a percentage of your paycheck […]
The stock market is hitting new highs, real estate prices are recovering and consumer balance sheets are healthier than ever. But in the face of this happy news, a growing body of research is highlighting that much of America is not participating in the prosperity. French economist Thomas Piketty is the latest to weigh in […]
On May 25th three of our staff members will be running in the KeyBank Vermont City Marathon and Relay as “The H&D Runners.” Our runners are Jordan Boyle, Sven Eklof, and Anne Doremus, and we wish them luck!
Hanson & Doremus is sponsoring the Girls Innovate! Pitch Event on May 4, 2014 in Menlo Park, California. Middle school and high school girls who have been hard at work on their business plans will be pitching their startup ideas in front of a panel of venture capitalists. Julie Won will be there to award winning teams […]
For many people, the retirement world is a foreign place full of unfamiliar concepts and terminology. To help navigate the often complex range of retirement related decisions, financial planners have come up with a number of statistics. A review of some of these guidelines along with a few other related metrics follows. 80% How Much […]
Now that gold has tumbled, is it a viable investment? Is it ever? A few years ago, when gold was still on its tremendous run, it seemed gold was the only thing people wanted to talk about. Between December 1999 and March 2012, gold returned over 15% a year – far more than U.S. stocks […]
According to Simon Kuznets, a Noble Laureate. There are developed countries, underdeveloped countries, Japan… and then there is Argentina. If you go back to just before World War I, Argentina was one of the wealthiest countries in the world. Its income was greater than Germany, Italy or France. The country had enormous agricultural resources be […]
Before the publication of Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt, (Michael Lewis), high frequency trading (HFT) was not much understood by either the average investor or even, it is fair to say, the professional. Now everyone is scrambling to get up to speed (pun intended). HFT got its start after the government moved to encourage increased […]
Julie Won offered the second workshop “Startup Finance Basics” of the Girls Innovate! Intro to Startups Series. The event was free and open to girls ages 10 and up. It was held on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at the offices of Cornerstone Research in Menlo Park. Transcript of Julie’s Interview with Girls Innovate!
Anne Doremus judged the Family Enterprise Case Competition sponsored by The University of Vermont on January 10-11, 2013. Sixteen student teams from Argentina, Canada, Chile, Columbia, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, and the USA presented their business case model writing and analysis.
Eric Hanson was the guest speaker at the New England Federal Credit Union’s 2013 Annual Meeting. He discussed “The US and Global Economy.”