Private Equity Financing of Renewable Energy Projects
The current interest in renewable energy has escalated greatly. Now, private equity firms are taking much interest in investing in only renewable energy projects. This is also under the backdrop of the need to acquire more energy resources by the various giants of the world. Still, the recent credit crunch and the financial crisis led the utility companies into cash-strapped positions. Therefore, their requirements for quick cash and other capital investment in newer renewable energy projects were met by the private equity investors investing in these companies and their projects. However, the greatest focus has remained on investing in more mature projects such as those related to wind and solar energy.Fed’s Short Term QE3 Fix May Cause Economy’s Long Term Demise
The move by the Fed may re-elect President Obama. The flood of new money expected will increase real estate and stock market prices and may create the illusion that American wealth is increasing and that the economy is indeed recovering. However, all that new money will also devalue the dollar and thereby increase the cost of oil and other dollar-denominated commodities, which costs will increase headwinds for the recovery.Understanding The Savings and Loans Crisis
The economy is definitely in a slump that has lasted for a while now, and people are starting to go back and research the S&L crisis in order to compare and contrast then to now. The facts are quite simple though, the S&L crisis ended up causing the worst financial setback for this country since the Great Depression of 1929.Half of America’s Dying Broke
I recently came across an article on The Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch website that made me do a double-take. The article – “Half of Americans Die With Almost No Money” by Andrea Coombes – cites a National Bureau of Economic Research report that finds that almost 50% of US retirees die with less than $10,000 in cash savings. The report first talks about cash savings and later about net worth.Four Things to Expect From an Investment Outsourcing Provider
In order to provide a fully implemented investment solution, a company needs to have fully diversified investment strategies which involve having a variety of fiduciary solutions. Non-profit organizations for example will find that leveraging the services provided by investment outsourcing providers will prevent them from having to incur costs related to internal resources as well as other financial constraints that come with in-house financial management practices.How To Claim Your Blessing
As Christians, we are the descendants mentioned in Genesis 28:4. We have that same blessing. However, like Jacob, many of us are living as aliens in the land that belongs to us. How different would things be if we only realized that we are not alien tenants but actually owners of the blessing?A Comparison of Direct Debits and Standing Orders
Most people who have bills, rent or mortgages to pay will likely either have Direct Debits and/or Standing Orders set up to meet their payments. However, they may not have ever taken the time to actually familiarise themselves with what each payment method is, how they work and what the differences are between them. The following article therefore aims to cover these aspects and highlight the uses of each.