Recent Insights

  • Q4 2023
    Saturna Sustainable Funds, Quarterly Commentary - December 2023

    Entering the second half of 2023, concerns of a “higher for longer” interest rate environment weighed on the market, sending both indices into negative territory for the summer.

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  • Q4 2023
    Sextant Mutual Funds, Quarterly Commentary - December 2023

    The land of conventional wisdom can be a dangerous place. Conventional wisdom from 12 months ago proved to be wrong, as it was 12 months before that. A recent bulge bracket firm survey reported that investors ended 2023 the most bullish they had been since early 2022, and we know how that year turned out. Might the dominant expectation be shattered again as we move through 2024?

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  • Q4 2023
    Amana Mutual Funds Trust, Quarterly Commentary - December 2023

    Following a summer lull, the market received a booster shot from rapidly falling inflation despite the economy and employment remaining strong. Futures markets started anticipating 2024 rate cuts, and the heretofore mythical “soft landing” became conventional wisdom.

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  • 2023 Impact Report
    White Papers, Amana Mutual Funds Trust - December 2023

    Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) analysis is a useful framework for understanding operations and informing investment decisions. However, the framework has been politicized and subjected to negative media coverage. To ignore ESG information is to turn one’s back on potentially valuable insights.

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  • Sustainable and Impact Investing: Equality in the Workplace & Why Investors Need to Care
    Webinars, Sustainable Webinar - December 2023

    Join Elizabeth Alm from Saturna Capital, Erin Gray from Green Century Funds, and Christine Cappabianca from Impax Asset Management as they engage in lively discussion on gender equality and diversity.

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