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Fixed Income as a Service

Fixed Income as a Service

Companies have been rethinking how they do business across industries, geographies, etc. Remote vs. hybrid vs. in-office, fractional executives, outsourcing, you name it. But we think a huge change is also coming to the world of financial advisors — we’re calling it “Fixed Income as a Service.” We believe subadvisory services like Fixed Income as...

Aug 30, 2023

Companies have been rethinking how they do business across industries, geographies, etc. Remote vs. hybrid vs. in-office, fractional executives,

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Why is the Economy so Resilient?

Why is the Economy so Resilient?

The week of August 14, 2023, has been a tough one for most markets. Stocks are down, and bonds are up in yield. Many street analysts are changing their outlooks from “a recession is around the corner” to “a soft landing is being engineered.” Some are even saying that no landing is likely. The Federal Reserve’s minutes and commentary before the...

Aug 21, 2023

The week of August 14, 2023, has been a tough one for most markets. Stocks are down, and bonds are up in yield. Many street analysts are changing

Continue Reading
Investing in the Nuclear Renaissance

Investing in the Nuclear Renaissance

Although we haven’t seen it yet, Universal Pictures’ star-studded film Oppenheimer hit theaters last weekend, and it looks compelling. Oppenheimer chronicles the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist who spearheaded the Manhattan Project—here in New Mexico—and ushered in the atomic era. Suffice it to say this is a story of great...

Jul 24, 2023

Although we haven’t seen it yet, Universal Pictures’ star-studded film Oppenheimer hit theaters last weekend, and it looks compelling. Oppenheimer

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Grippy Mountain Bike Shoes

Grippy Mountain Bike Shoes

Like many people during the pandemic, I decided to pick up a new hobby. With basically everything shut down, and the outdoors being one of the only relatively safe spaces available to us, my quest led me to mountain biking. I love it — biking through the foothills surrounding Santa Fe is a blast… but it also involves some risk.

Jul 20, 2023

Like many people during the pandemic, I decided to pick up a new hobby. With basically everything shut down, and the outdoors being one of the only

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Avoiding The Cash Trap

Avoiding The Cash Trap

5.5% seems like a pretty great investment return for cash-equivalent instruments. Given how low the risk is for a CD or money market funds, taking the 5.5% and running seems like a solid bet right now. But is it actually?

Jul 10, 2023

5.5% seems like a pretty great investment return for cash-equivalent instruments. Given how low the risk is for a CD or money market funds, taking

Continue Reading
Small-cap, large-cap, index funds, oh my!

Small-cap, large-cap, index funds, oh my!

There’s been an interesting discrepancy between the stock market performances of U.S.-listed large vs. small-cap companies in 2023. The S&P 500, which comprises the largest 500 companies listed in the U.S., has gained 15% as of June 20th, while the Russell 2500, which includes much smaller companies, has only gained 6% in the same time period.

Jun 28, 2023

There’s been an interesting discrepancy between the stock market performances of U.S.-listed large vs. small-cap companies in 2023. The S&P 500,

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CDI goes B

CDI goes B

As the climate crisis escalates and social inequality widens, businesses are increasingly held accountable not just for their profits, but also for their impact on both people and the planet. The B Corporation certification, or B Corp, is a prestigious label that denotes a company's commitment to balancing purpose and profit. It can be a stringent...

Jun 9, 2023

As the climate crisis escalates and social inequality widens, businesses are increasingly held accountable not just for their profits, but also for

Continue Reading
Memorial Day Default Madness

Memorial Day Default Madness

It’s the Friday before Memorial Day, a national holiday honoring all those who died while serving in the U.S. military. It’s also seven days before the United States hits the default wall. The reports coming out of Washington look positive, but this democratic sausage-making process is not for the faint of heart.

May 26, 2023

It’s the Friday before Memorial Day, a national holiday honoring all those who died while serving in the U.S. military. It’s also seven days before

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ESG Investing

ESG Investing

At City Different Investments, we try to live up to our company’s name by actually investing differently. We believe the way we think about investing is, well, different from most other investment firms. And one way we think differently is our approach to ESG investing. Too many investment vehicles use the buzzword without fully committing...

Apr 27, 2023

At City Different Investments, we try to live up to our company’s name by actually investing differently. We believe the way we think about investing

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Posts about

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Fixed Income as a Service

Fixed Income as a Service

Companies have been rethinking how they do business across industries, geographies, etc. Remote vs. hybrid vs. in-office, fractional executives, outsourcing, you name it. But we think a huge change is also coming to the world of financial advisors — we’re calling it “Fixed Income as a Service.” We believe subadvisory services like Fixed Income as...

Aug 30, 2023 Written by: Chris Ryon and Sweta Singh

Companies have been rethinking how they do business across industries, geographies, etc. Remote vs. hybrid vs. in-office, fractional executives,

Continue Reading
Why is the Economy so Resilient?

Why is the Economy so Resilient?

The week of August 14, 2023, has been a tough one for most markets. Stocks are down, and bonds are up in yield. Many street analysts are changing their outlooks from “a recession is around the corner” to “a soft landing is being engineered.” Some are even saying that no landing is likely. The Federal Reserve’s minutes and commentary before the...

Aug 21, 2023 Written by: Chris Ryon and Sweta Singh

The week of August 14, 2023, has been a tough one for most markets. Stocks are down, and bonds are up in yield. Many street analysts are changing

Continue Reading
Investing in the Nuclear Renaissance

Investing in the Nuclear Renaissance

Although we haven’t seen it yet, Universal Pictures’ star-studded film Oppenheimer hit theaters last weekend, and it looks compelling. Oppenheimer chronicles the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist who spearheaded the Manhattan Project—here in New Mexico—and ushered in the atomic era. Suffice it to say this is a story of great...

Jul 24, 2023 Written by: Vinson Walden and Jong Lim

Although we haven’t seen it yet, Universal Pictures’ star-studded film Oppenheimer hit theaters last weekend, and it looks compelling. Oppenheimer

Continue Reading
Grippy Mountain Bike Shoes

Grippy Mountain Bike Shoes

Like many people during the pandemic, I decided to pick up a new hobby. With basically everything shut down, and the outdoors being one of the only relatively safe spaces available to us, my quest led me to mountain biking. I love it — biking through the foothills surrounding Santa Fe is a blast… but it also involves some risk.

Jul 20, 2023 Written by: Rob MacDonald

Like many people during the pandemic, I decided to pick up a new hobby. With basically everything shut down, and the outdoors being one of the only

Continue Reading
Avoiding The Cash Trap

Avoiding The Cash Trap

5.5% seems like a pretty great investment return for cash-equivalent instruments. Given how low the risk is for a CD or money market funds, taking the 5.5% and running seems like a solid bet right now. But is it actually?

Jul 10, 2023 Written by: Chris Ryon and Sweta Singh

5.5% seems like a pretty great investment return for cash-equivalent instruments. Given how low the risk is for a CD or money market funds, taking

Continue Reading
Small-cap, large-cap, index funds, oh my!

Small-cap, large-cap, index funds, oh my!

There’s been an interesting discrepancy between the stock market performances of U.S.-listed large vs. small-cap companies in 2023. The S&P 500, which comprises the largest 500 companies listed in the U.S., has gained 15% as of June 20th, while the Russell 2500, which includes much smaller companies, has only gained 6% in the same time period.

There’s been an interesting discrepancy between the stock market performances of U.S.-listed large vs. small-cap companies in 2023. The S&P 500,

Continue Reading
CDI goes B

CDI goes B

As the climate crisis escalates and social inequality widens, businesses are increasingly held accountable not just for their profits, but also for their impact on both people and the planet. The B Corporation certification, or B Corp, is a prestigious label that denotes a company's commitment to balancing purpose and profit. It can be a stringent...

Jun 9, 2023 Written by: City Different Investments

As the climate crisis escalates and social inequality widens, businesses are increasingly held accountable not just for their profits, but also for

Continue Reading
Memorial Day Default Madness

Memorial Day Default Madness

It’s the Friday before Memorial Day, a national holiday honoring all those who died while serving in the U.S. military. It’s also seven days before the United States hits the default wall. The reports coming out of Washington look positive, but this democratic sausage-making process is not for the faint of heart.

May 26, 2023 Written by: Chris Ryon

It’s the Friday before Memorial Day, a national holiday honoring all those who died while serving in the U.S. military. It’s also seven days before

Continue Reading
ESG Investing

ESG Investing

At City Different Investments, we try to live up to our company’s name by actually investing differently. We believe the way we think about investing is, well, different from most other investment firms. And one way we think differently is our approach to ESG investing. Too many investment vehicles use the buzzword without fully committing...

Apr 27, 2023 Written by: Connor Browne and Andrew Rodriguez

At City Different Investments, we try to live up to our company’s name by actually investing differently. We believe the way we think about investing

Continue Reading

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