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The Celeri Journal #45: SBA Chaos

The Celeri Journal #45: SBA Chaos

Global Markets Recap Today is the day the Small Business Administration and Treasury are supposed to be distributing $350 billion to companies of all sizes to kickstart the economy and keep employees on the payroll except for one small problem – no one knows how the...

The Celeri Journal #44: Goldman’s Small-Business View

The Celeri Journal #44: Goldman’s Small-Business View

Global Markets Recap At a time when the national economy is reeling, it is always insightful to learn from other experts in the field. Goldman Sachs, long considered one of the most prestigious capital-market banks in the world, put out an illuminating and insightful...

The Celeri Journal #43: To the Bright Side of the Road

The Celeri Journal #43: To the Bright Side of the Road

Global Markets Recap In tough times, I look to literature, music, expression. Here’s a little ditty from the Celtic Cowboy, Mr. Van Morrison: From the dark end of the street To the bright side of the road We'll be lovers once again On the bright side of the road Into...

The Celeri Journal #42: Ivanka Speaks

The Celeri Journal #42: Ivanka Speaks

Global Markets Recap We must confess sharing our world view is very gratifying from time to time. But there are moments when it is better to listen than to speak. And now is one of those times. Without further ado, a commentary by Ms. Ivanka Trump on how the Emergency...

The Celeri Journal #41: Next Steps

The Celeri Journal #41: Next Steps

Global Markets Recap For small business owners, this is a remarkable time. It’s challenging to keep your doors open and the lights on amid a global economic recession and once-in-a-lifetime health scare. But there is demonstrable hope. We’ve spent the weekend looking...

The Celeri Journal #40: Hit it

The Celeri Journal #40: Hit it

Global Markets Recap Many Americans are probably pretty exhausted as the week draws to a close. Stress is closing in on many people like never before: volatile stock market swings, schedule adjustments, and lockdowns; lest we forget medical scares. For 3.2 million...

The Celeri Journal #39: Think Big – Rates are Low

The Celeri Journal #39: Think Big – Rates are Low

Global Markets Recap The chairman of the Federal Reserve, Jay Powell, told the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi: "Think big: interest rates are very low." And isn’t that the point. Let’s be honest here: with rates as cheap as they’ve ever...

The Celeri Journal #38: $6 Trillion

The Celeri Journal #38: $6 Trillion

Global Markets Recap The U.S. government affirmed its total commitment to doing whatever it takes to ward off a massive economic depression in the coming months. All told, an unheard of $6 trillion is being spent by the Federal Reserve ($4 trillion) and Congress ($2...

The Celeri Journal #37: Safe to Go Outside?

The Celeri Journal #37: Safe to Go Outside?

Suddenly, the conversation is shifting. In the past 24 hours, former CEO Lloyd Blankfein, New York City Mayor Andrew Cuomo and U.S. President Donald Trump have all indicated and stated very clearly the same thing: we can’t keep the economy closed forever. A national...

The Celeri Journal #36: Letter from our CEO

The Celeri Journal #36: Letter from our CEO

Celeri Network remains committed to helping small business during this challenging time. Which is why we will work with limited resources, a small number of volunteer staff, and pull together as a team to offer support, loans, or advice to our vast network of...

The Celeri Journal #35: Crude Rises

The Celeri Journal #35: Crude Rises

Global Markets Recap Global financial markets took a selling reprieve Thursday, as crude oil prices jumped as much as 15% and commodities like corn, soybeans and wheat flew higher, too. For a moment, “risk on” re-appeared in capital markets after a multi-week hiatus....

The Celeri Journal #34: ECB to the Rescue

The Celeri Journal #34: ECB to the Rescue

Global Markets Recap The European Central Bank shocked financial markets Wednesday evening with a bailout package of almost $1 trillion to ward off the ill effects of the coronavirus. Stocks rose as much as 5% on the announcement. With each passing day, it becomes...

The Celeri Journal #33: When Genius Failed

The Celeri Journal #33: When Genius Failed

Global Markets Recap One thing not-so-quietly percolating in financial markets are growing whispers certain large "global macro hedge funds" have blown out & need rescue. If you're bored this week, pick up a copy of Roger Lowenstein's "When Genius Failed". This...

The Celeri Journal #32: Khan Academy – Revisited

The Celeri Journal #32: Khan Academy – Revisited

Global Markets Recap Notes from the Goldman conference call. Fascinating perspective: Goldman Sachs Investee call. 1,500 companies dialed in. The key economic takeaways were: 50% of Americans will contract the virus (150m people) as it's very communicable. This is on...

The Celeri Journal #31: Lower Forever

The Celeri Journal #31: Lower Forever

Global Markets Recap In the post-Lehman world, bond traders developed a new slogan to define the interest-rate paradigm shift that took over global financial markets: “Lower for longer” was the term, as with each passing year it became obvious central bankers had zero...

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