Quarterly Commentary for 2Q 2020: Investing for Racial Justice

The second quarter of 2020 brought a dramatic disconnect between the real economy and the markets. Stocks soared near pre-pandemic levels while virtually all the major […]
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Taking a Stand for Change: How to Give Now

This is a terrible, heartbreaking time in America. Since March, more than 100,000 Americans have died from COVID-19. Over 40 million people have filed for unemployment […]

Figure 8 stands in solidarity with black and minority communities across the U.S.

Figure 8 mourns the death of George Floyd and countless other black and minority Americans who have been unjustly harmed as a result of deep and […]

Figure 8 Joins Investor Action on Coronavirus Response

Figure 8 has joined with more than 300 investors representing more than $8 trillion in assets to call on corporations to protect jobs and ensure worker […]
Quarterly Commentary 1Q’20 Comments

Figure 8’s 1Q’20 Comments

Here at the end of 2020’s first quarter, things look very different than when we delivered our previous commentary just 3 months ago. The coronavirus pandemic […]

Figure 8’s 4Q’19 Quarterly Comments

The year 2019 turned out to be a really good one for investors. In spite of trade wars, political uncertainties, and tangible signs of a potential […]
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Figure 8’s 3Q’19 Quarterly Comments

 Signs of Slowing  There were growing signs of a slowing economy during the 3rd quarter, but markets held stable nonetheless. The US-based S&P 500 finished up […]

Figure 8’s 2Q’19 Quarterly Comments

In The Quarter Stocks continued their upward rise through the second quarter of 2019. There were a few bumps (e.g., a weak May on trade threats […]

Lisa Cooper – Global Talent Idaho and Figure 8 Investment, Boise Idaho

Our friend Judy Dorsey, founder of sustainability consulting firm Brendle Group, has just started a six-month sabbatical to explore the linkages between climate disruption and migration. […]

They escaped ‘certain death’ as refugees. Now they study every Sunday to become Idaho doctors

Some of the most valued workers in America come from foreign countries, and that includes the highly trained and experienced doctors profiled here.  All were forced […]