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Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores the history of private lenders and how they've come to control some $1.5 trillion of debt.
Tune into Sustainable Snapshot, the video series with Vested Director Marian Daniells and AssetTV.
Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati breaks down China's severe economic troubles.
Tune into Sustainable Snapshot, the video series with Vested Director Marian Daniells and AssetTV.
Chief Economist Milton Ezrati shares the history of ESG investing in the United States and where the data shows us we're headed.
Introducing the Sustainable Snapshot, the new video series with Vested Director Marian Daniells and AssetTV.
The real-estate impact of COVID lockdowns is empty office space and a lack of desire to return to in-person work full time. Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores the fallout and the longterm effects in this article originally published by Forbes.
China has begun to sell its vast holdings of U.S. Treasury bonds. Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores what this means for financial markets, Washington's finances, and the economy at large.
Are there lessons to be learned from the recent NatWest fallout? Vested Associate Director Henry Adams examines the current environment in which the story is unfolding and and the implications for business leaders moving forward.
Recent SEC action against two of the world’s largest crypto exchanges have called into question the future of crypto. Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores.
Chief Economist Milton Ezrati talks about the ongoing housing crisis, and what we can learn from the collapse of 08-09.
Chief Economist Milton Ezrati looks at recent actions by the Fed to predict what's next for interest rates. Spoiler alert: there are likely more hikes to come.
The UK may be on track to dodge a recession this year, but inflation concerns remain high. Account Director Amelia Graham explores what this means for both consumers and businesses and how brands can communicate clearly to support their customers during these volatile times.
Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores the implications, roadblocks, and advantages of the digital dollar after a resurgence of interest, in this article originally published by Forbes.
Despite a looming recession, data from NRF indicate that 2023 Mother’s Day spending could increase to as much as $35.7 billion - the highest year on record.
After decades of decline, American manufacturing is making something of a comeback. Chief Economist Milton Ezrati dives into the investment spending in new facilities and how a surge could impact employment.
With artificial intelligence dominating in the business news cycle, there's a lot of talk about innovation and the future. There's also a lot of talk about the drawbacks or dangers of the emerging technology. In this article originally published by Forbes, Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati helps readers move past their fears and focus on embracing AI.
The budget deficit continues to widen, but what exactly does that mean for the US? And what exactly could be done about it? Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati breaks down the issues in this article originally published by The Epoch Times.
Continued market turbulence may mean wealth management firms are allocating more advertising resources to investors looking for advice. Vested CEO Binna Kim weighs in on why firms need to simplify their messages to break through to consumers.
In the wake of the SVB collapse, challenger banks have the opportunity to pick up customers who have lost their faith in traditional banking brands by positioning themselves as the alternative.
The inflation issue has been tough to crack, with numbers creeping back up after a brief period of hope that we may be through the worst. Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores in this article originally published by Forbes.
For decades now, a college degree has been considered the only means to a good job, a “ticket to the middle class,” as many in media and in politics say. But in today's environment, that may no longer be the case. Vested's Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores the jobs-college split.
Chief Economist Milton Ezrati joins KNX Radio to discuss whether the American banking system is really safe and if the economy will be impacted.
Silicon Valley Bank has failed. Chief Economist Milton Ezrati analyzes how we get here, the Fed's action, and what it means for banks moving forward.
The post-COVID recovery has been a mixed bag for most industries. Chief Economist Milton Ezrati looks at the numbers to help understand the commercial real estate outlook for 2023.
Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati was quoted in "Why the 1980s recession haunts the Fed," published online by The Hill on February 6th, 2023.
In part 2 of this series originally published by The Epoch Times, Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores the economic impact that technology will have on the future, with an eye toward ESG and the aging retiree population.
Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores the future impact that technology will have on the economy through the lens of data, communication, fintech, and healthcare, in part 1 of this 2-part series, originally published by The Epoch Times.
With inflation far outpacing recent wage gains, consumer spending in key categories is down. Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores the far-reaching impacts in this article originally published by Forbes.
The Fed's efforts to ease inflation have given investors reason to include bonds in their portfolios for the first time in a decade. Chief Economist Milton Ezrati examines what the renewed interest in bonds means for investors as the world’s central banks raise interest rates higher still.
After a volatile 2022, the housing market continues to make waves in the new year. Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores in this article originally published by The Epoch Times.
In early January 2023, hiring remained strong. But does hiring signal strength for the rest of the economy? Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores in this article originally published by The Epoch Times.
Between inflation and rising interest rates, consumers have been cutting back on spending, increasing the looming threat of recession. Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati weighs in in this article originally published by The Epoch Times.
Jobs strength has continued to grow in face of an increasingly volatile economy. Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati puts it all into context in this article originally published by Forbes.
In recent weeks, the Fed has made significant progress against inflation. Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati reviews impacts so far and what we can expect next in this article originally published by The Epoch Times.
Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati weighs in on the FTX collapse, Sam Bankman-Fried, and how we got here in the first place.
‘Tis the season for articles that look back at the past year and forward to the next. Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati looks back at the wild ride that was 2022 to give us a clearer view of 2023 in this article originally published by The Epoch Times.
Fed chairman Jerome Powell has frequently spoken publicly about inflation in recent weeks. Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati weighs in on the Fed's efforts in this article originally posted by The Epoch Times.
The final article of our 4-part series explores the top Qwoted content of Q4 2022.
While new job creation has seen a slight bump, evidence suggests hiring is poised to weaken. Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores.
This is part 3 of our 4-part series on 2022 in Review. As we prepare for 2023, we look back on a year of Vested content. This article looks at our top content from Q3 2022.
ESG investing has been in the headlines frequently as of late. In this article, Chief Economist Milton Ezrati breaks through the noise to define the major players and their interests regarding ESG regulation.
If you noticed that Black Friday somehow became Black November this year, you’re not alone. With inflation ravaging budgets, retailers decided to meet consumers where they were at, with one of the earliest, longest holiday shopping seasons on record. Explore how inflation impacts holiday spending with Vested.
Looking back to the 2008-2009 financial crisis for guidance, Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores what may be one of today's greatest vulnerabilities in the face of a potential recession: credit-risk transfers.
With Thanksgiving right around the corner, US Americans are preparing for stuffing—the side dish and themselves. But with inflation ravaging the economy and threat of recession on the horizon, many are tightening the elastic on their stretchy pants.
A decline in M&A activity has spread to every market, a signal of things to come. Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores the roles interest rates, inflation, currency fluctuations, and uncertainty play in business decision-making, and what to expect in the future.
The Vested UK office recently hosted a Breakfast and Brainfood event and welcomed back Shiona Davies, author of the BVA BDRC SME Finance Monitor to update us all on today’s SME landscape.
As the Fed drives up interest rates and recession looms, there's more to worry about in financial markets. Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores.
As we stand on the precipice of a recession, one thing is clear - the economy is under the weather. Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati looks at earnings, inflation, and GDP to offer insights about our current situation.
September numbers confirm--inflation's not going anywhere anytime soon. Chief Economist Milton Ezrati investigates inflation numbers from the month and what we can expect in the near future. Originally published by Forbes.
Western central banks have been fighting inflation by raising interest rates, but China has taken a different approach. Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores in this article originally published by Forbes.
Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores the current federal financial mess we find ourselves in and offers his insights on how we got here in this article originally pushed in The Epoch Times.
While some may say it’s just a bunch of hocus pocus, there’s something darkly magical about spooky season. Halloween is the most fun when it’s all about the scares, and this year promises something truly terrifying: irrational consumers. Despite record inflation, a record number of adults (69%) are planning to celebrate Halloween in 2022. Dive into the ghoulish details in this blog to learn more.
President Biden has ordered the Education Department to pursue a plan of massive debt relief for former and existing college students. But every public policy has its winners and losers. Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores the potential economic impacts in this guide to the student debt debate.
Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has indicated that more rate increases are coming. Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores implications for recession and the economy at large, in this article originally published in The Epoch Times.
Chief Economist Milton Ezrati takes a deep look at the CHIPS for America Act - a new bill devised to spur semiconductor manufacturing in the US.
The Fed shows no signs of slowing down interest rate hikes, and markets have responded accordingly. Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores implications and looks to the past to provide future guidance in this article originally published by Forbes.
Since mid-summer, debates surrounding what the new conservative leader and Prime Minister would do to tackle the cost of living crisis have been widespread. Now that we know it is Liz Truss, the country’s attention is very much fixed on her to deliver a plan.
Rising mortgage rates aren't going anywhere in the near future. But these aren't the only factors impacting the housing market. Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores market pressures and how some are coming to see real estate as a safe haven for wealth in this article originally published in Forbes.
Vested Ventures CEO Eric Hazard joins Making Billions with Ryan Miller to discuss the right messaging when raising capital and the benefits of the PESO model.
Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati joins KNX In Depth to discuss the latest on inflation and the economy.
Is the economy in a recession? Chief Economist Milton Ezrati weighs in, looking at the rate of new business formation as a key indicator.
After second quarter bank profits fell from a year ago, Chief Economist Milton Ezrati examines the impact of rising rates, recession and inflation on bank earnings.
As the summer winds down, back-to-school shopping is in full gear. With inflation at a 40-year high, families are feeling the impact, but that hasn't slowed down spending.
Vested Ventures CEO Eric Hazard joins The Compassionate Capitalist podcast to discuss the nuances within fintech and how its uniquely qualified to address issues with financial access.
The Fed has started taking action to ease inflation, but do they have the mettle to stay the course? Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores whether the Fed is up to the job in this article originally published in Forbes.
As the cost of living crisis continues to take its toll and inflation is expected to peak above 10% later this year, Account Director Amelia Graham explores what it means for both borrowers and savers in real terms and ultimately how brands communicate with their customers.
July brought a measure of relief on the inflation front, but one month does not make a trend. Chief Economist Milton Ezrati digs into details from the latest CPI report and offers insights about the ongoing economic situation in this article originally published in Forbes.
Facing the prospect of long-term inflation, investors are looking to protect their wealth. Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores how real estate might be the best bet to hide from inflationary pressures.
Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati joins Yahoo! Finance Live to discuss whether the latest move by the Fed will be enough to combat inflation.
Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati weighs in on the Biden-Harris plan to tackle inflation in this article originally published on Forbes.
Vested Associate Director Henry Adams examines the complexities of ESG and how leaders and businesses can be more specific about their agendas.
Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati joins the KNX In Depth team to discuss the impact of the Fed's interest rate moves on inflation.
The Fed faces an especially tough battle against inflation in the months to come. Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati weighs in on how we got here and what to expect next.
With the 4th of July approaching, many are getting ready for travel, cookouts, and the All-American Fireworks Spectacular. But with supply chain issues and inflation ravaging the economy, the cost of Independence Day celebrations is higher than ever, and many fireworks displays across the country are being canceled as a result.
The Supreme Court's landmark decision to overturn Roe v. Wade impacts not only women, but the financial sector as a whole. Senior Account Executive Samantha Clark examines how the ruling may influence economic opportunity.
Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati shares his thoughts on President Biden's 5-point affordable housing program and how market limitations could affect outcomes.
Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores how budget constraints will slow consumer spending growth for The Epoch Times.
There are many theories as to why the nation is facing a labor shortage. Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores various explanations and attempts to get to the root of the problem.
For many, Dad taught us our earliest financial lessons. Turn off the lights. Don’t touch the thermostat. You don’t need new shoes until your white New Balance sneakers are completely green from mowing the lawn 1,000 times. You know, the basics. With Father’s Day a few days away, most of us will be looking for a way to repay the man who raised us for all the insights, encouragement, and lessons in frugality.
The digital revolution is well underway, but it's important to consider the environmental impact of new technologies. Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati discusses tech-related energy use and implications for the future.
With inflationary pressure confronting the economy, Chief Economist Milton Ezrati believes recession is on the horizon. Here, he shares his thoughts on timing and outcomes with Forbes.
Vested managing director and CEO of Vested Ventures Eric Hazard joins NBC News Radio to discuss financial literacy and how people can get started on the path toward a more informed financial future.
Inflation is driving up the price of just about everything these days. That means your Memorial Day picnic is going to be a bit pricier this year.
Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati joins managing director Jacqueline Gogel to discuss the current housing market and whether the economy is positioned for recession.
Inflation will persist as a problem on both sides of the Atlantic as the ECB weighs its options. Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati offers insights on what the coming months might hold.
Dive into springtime with a look into the home and garden sector and how it's changed over the last few years.
Vested's Chief Economist Milton Ezrati joined TD Ameritrade Network's "Market on Close" to discuss how the Fed's fight against inflation, rising interest rates, and restrained credit could bring on a recession.
Vested's Chief Economist Milton Ezrati takes a look at the economics of the metaverse, and how they parallel the "real" world.
Mother's Day 2022 will see record spending in the U.S. How does it stack up to previous years?
On the holiest of holidays in Geekdom, we look at the value of original Star Wars memorabilia on today's market and see how the toys stack up against the S&P 500 over the years.
Vested's Chief Economist looks at the Fed and ECB responses to fighting inflation.
Residential real estate may be due for a correction. Vested's Chief Economist paints a picture of what the future could hold.
Vested's Chief Economist explores how today’s inflation is laying the groundwork for a significant and fundamental recession further out on the horizon.
Investing in the metaverse may not be as revolutionary as some believe.
Vested's Chief Economist Milton Ezrati explores economic indicators that paint a picture of slowing post-pandemic recovery amid ongoing inflation.
Qoins is a financial planning app that helps users pay down debt and achieve financial goals through automation.
Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati on the TD Ameritrade Network show "Morning Trade Live" discussing inflation and the risk of a possible recession.
As baseball fans return to the stands, concession costs creep higher.
Milton Ezrati gives his thoughts on the idea of a Universal Basic Income and thinks "the idea to give a free cash stipend to everyone is wrongheaded".
Vested's Chief Economist, Milton Ezrati weighs in on the impacts of the war in Ukraine on the prices we're paying at the pump.
Earlier this month, EVRi (formerly Hermes), one of the UK’s best known delivery companies announced a complete corporate rebrand in a likely bid to remove itself from its toxic brand identity.
Milton Ezrati gives his analysis of the Fed's recent interest rate increase.
During Women’s History Month, we want to emphasize the importance of women increasing their wealth through education. Here are five facts about women and finance that should encourage you to prioritize financial literacy.
Qwoted's Editor In Chief, Lou Carlozo conducts a follow-up interview on March 18 with Yuriy Matsarsky, the Ukrainian journalist-turned-soldier to get an update on the conditions in the war zone.
Milton Ezrati speculates on the effects current global sanctions will have on the economy of Russia.
Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati weighs in on how the war in Ukraine will affect the American economy.
Vested's Chief Economist, Milton Ezrati, warns that the projected lending surge, may not be as promising as it appears.
With cryptocurrencies gaining in popularity, is the digital dollar far behind?
America Saves Week is happening now! And this year’s theme is all about building financial resilience. Here are America Save’s top five tips for boosting your financial resilience this week.
Many women who worked before the pandemic remain at home.
Regulation is coming for the global FinTech industry, but how smoothly it goes over still remains to be seen.
Valentine’s Day spending is expected to hit $23.9 billion in 2022, with the average person doling out around $175.41 on their significant other. Here’s a closer look.
Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati joins KNX News "In Depth" to discuss inflation and if there is any end in sight.
Self-professed financial services geeks shouldn’t care about who killed whom on EastEnders, right? Corporate business strategies bear no relation to Keeping Up With The Kardashians… Well… not quite. Celebrity and pop culture has always influenced the status quo, which in turn impacts how consumers interact with financial services firms. As well as the social reforms that came about thanks to his writing, Charles Dickens is widely accredited to have given us the cultural blueprint for the ‘traditional’ Christmas we know today.
Milton Ezrati hints that an increase in capital spending may be an indication that economic recovery is coming.
Vested Chief Economist Milton Ezrati joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss consumer confidence, inflation and real estate.
Americans know more about inflation and the economy than the media gives them credit for, but the real indication of how they feel about the current state of affairs is in their spending habits.
Milton Ezrati warns that Washington's aggressive spending could lead to inflation rates similar to the 1970's.
Vested's Eric Hazard comments on Robinhood's 2021 PR crisis in PRovoke Media's roundup of the top 20 PR Crises of 2021.
Milton Ezrati speaks to Cheddar News about what to expect in the December jobs report