Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Business | As Fresh Water Grows Scarcer, It Could Become a Good Investment Advertisement Supported by ByTim Gray July 11, 2019 Water is easy to take for granted. It falls from the sky, and, though it’s vital, we sometimes treat it as if it’s worthless. How often have you seen sprinklers running in the rain? Yet the prospect of shortages in the years ahead could make water a precious commodity. That represents an opportunity for investors. A small group of traditional mutual funds and exchange-traded funds already invest in it, mainly in companies that contribute to the delivery, testing and cleaning of potable water. Those companies stand to grow as governments around the globe strive to stem the expected water shortfalls. “Water scarcity is a global phenomenon,” said Andreas M. … [Read more...] about As Fresh Water Grows Scarcer, It Could Become a Good Investment
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Aria Bendix, provided by Published 8:17 am CDT, Friday, March 22, 2019 Ute Grabowsky/Photothek/Getty Images March 22 marks World Water Day, a United Nations campaign to raise awareness of the global water crisis. One in four people will face a recurring water shortage by 2050, according to UN estimates. To tackle this crisis, an Israeli company called Watergen has developed a machine that pulls clean water out of thin air. The machine comes in various sizes, including a large version for factories and villages and a small version for offices and homes. World Water Day aims to raise awareness of the global water crisis, which could leave one in four people with a recurring water shortage by 2050. As the global population continues to climb, that means more than 2 billion people could soon be starved for world's most precious resource. To tackle this mounting issue, one company has turned to a solution in nature. Since 2009, the Israeli company Watergen has … [Read more...] about These machines pull clean drinking water out of thin air, and they might be a solution to the global water crisis
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve is likely to hold its interest rate hikes on pause for the start of 2019 in order to stabilize markets, given economic growth is set to slow and financial conditions having tightened, Guggenheim Partners Global Chief Investment Officer Scott Minerd said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: Scott Minerd, Chairman of Guggenheim Investments and Global Chief Investment Officer, speaks during the Reuters Global Investment 2019 Outlook Summit, in New York, U.S., November 12, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid In Guggenheim’s annual letter on macro themes, Minerd, who oversees $265 billion in assets, said the stock market selloff represents “a negative wealth shock to consumers, who have been the engine of growth for the U.S. economy in this expansion. At the same time, tighter credit conditions will also weigh on business investment and hiring activity in 2019.” Last week, Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell reiterated that the Fed … [Read more...] about Guggenheim’s Scott Minerd says Fed will pause to start 2019
Jan 09, 11:05 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Dan Caplinger 01/09/19 AT 10:34 PM Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have taken the investing world by storm, and investors have piled into them to take advantage of the opportunities that they provide. All told, investors have put about $3.5 trillion into ETFs as of October 2018, according to the Investment Company Institute's statistics, and hundreds of different ETFs are available for purchase.The popularity of ETFs owes itself to their unique characteristics and features. We'll go into great detail below about what ETFs are and why they're useful for investors, but above all, ETFs have opened the door to a wide variety of investments to which many investors had never before been able to gain access. With their efficiency, diversification, simplicity, and broad focus, ETFs have benefits that no other investment vehicle can match.What are ETFs?Exchange-traded … [Read more...] about What Is An ETF?
Zero Mass Water produces solar panels that pull water out of the air, filter it, and deliver it to your home faucet. The startup, which is backed by a $US1 billion fund led by Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos, recently created a new sensor that allows you to monitor the quality of your water. The company sees its technology as a way to help solve the global water crisis, which has left more than 2 billion people without access to safe drinking water in their homes. The global water crisis has wreaked havoc on communities around the world, from homes in Flint, Michigan, to megacities like Tokyo and São Paulo. The United Nations estimates that 2.1 billion people live without safe drinking water in their homes – a condition with severe health implications that can also limit economic prosperity. Citizens with access to clean water have a better chance of escaping poverty, fending off disease, and pursuing an education. As the crisis escalates, many billionaire investors and … [Read more...] about These $2,000 solar panels pull clean drinking water out of the air, and they might be a solution to the global water crisis