The Celeri Journal

Our daily newsletter offers views on the global economy through the context of a small business owner, or student, looking to make sense of an ever-changing macro environment. The newsletter is not intended as financial or legal advice.

 
 
 

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The Celeri Journal #10: To Borrow or Not to Borrow

The Celeri Journal #10: To Borrow or Not to Borrow

Global Markets Recap There are four trillion-dollar companies in America, and they are all technology concerns and household names – Apple, Amazon, Google, Microsoft. Think about this for a moment: how many of us can make it through a single day without relying on a...

The Celeri Journal #9: Will It Play in Joliet?

The Celeri Journal #9: Will It Play in Joliet?

Global Markets Recap Jay Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, told Congress this week trillion-dollar surpluses in the federal deficit aren’t sustainable. You get the impression no one took it to heart. We live in an age where central bankers have convinced...

The Celeri Journal #8: The Morning After

The Celeri Journal #8: The Morning After

Take 3 LinkedIn ran a fascinating piece yesterday - and, yes, I'm quoting this social-media platform as a news source here - belaboring the point small businesses are struggling to find the right talent to hire. You know what they say in Santiago: "Es una problema."...

The Celeri Journal #7

The Celeri Journal #7

Global Markets Recap Buzzwords come in and out of vogue, but one term you can’t miss these days is “ESG” investing. Which stands for “Environment, Social and Corporate Governance.” In plain English, doing right by the earth is what this means. The numbers and data are...

The Celeri Journal #6

The Celeri Journal #6

Take 3 In Major League Baseball, cries of foul play erupted over the already-infamous Mookie Betts trade from Boston's Red Sox to the LA Dodgers. Why would Boston give up a star - actual two stars (David Price) - for a pu-pu platter of nothing in return. All this...

The Celeri Journal #5

The Celeri Journal #5

The Celeri Network Use Case Artie Collins took over his father’s printing business, NPN 360, out of college. It’s a family business as father and son have had employees and kids work side by side for 60 years. In that time, frame you see any number of business cycles:...

The Celeri Journal #4

The Celeri Journal #4

Take 3 Just when it looked like the global economy would fall into a health-fear swoon, investment bankers reappeared out of nowhere to save the day. In an otherwise ordinary day in Washington (lost Iowa votes, torn SOTU speeches, impeachment endgames), Wall Street...

The Celeri Journal #3

The Celeri Journal #3

The Celeri Network Use Case A news report this week indicated 1.5 million American public-school students were homeless last year at some point - a stunning 137% rise year over year. At Celeri Network, we think this is unacceptable. Despite an inability to solve this...

The Celeri Journal #2

The Celeri Journal #2

The Celeri Network Use Case Fiorentino's was a staple Italian restaurant on the northside of Chicago for years. Frances, the owner, sat at the front table working the books, sipping a glass of chianti, making every patron feel at home. Her son, Steven, had a decision...

The Celeri Journal #1

The Celeri Journal #1

Global Markets It's been 12 years since Lehman nearly destroyed the world economy. Stocks have rebounded miraculously since then - tripling off the lows as "FANG" stocks - Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google - have taken commanding leadership positions. The bond market...