3Q'2020 Commentary

Figure 8’s 3Q’20 Quarterly Comments

The 3rd quarter of 2020 demonstrated once again the big and growing disconnect between the markets and the “real economy” – that is, the economic reality […]

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 […]
Signs of Slowing

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. […]