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Robert Mante

First Vice President
Amalgamated Bank
Director of Consumer Investments
Financial Advisor, Infinex Investments, Inc.

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Against the rosy backdrop of recent market gains lies the cold reality that with the reopening of the economy comes an end to the brief respite from polluting cars and factories. The long-term effects of this pollution are more visible than ever before.

Despite a slew of negative economic reports and meeting the official definition of entering into a recession, the stock market is up more than 40% from its March lows. Probably the most common question we receive is why is this decoupling of the broader economy from the equity market  occurring?

Last week, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a framework for a complete overhaul of pollution regulations on coal-burning power plants. These regulations, which come just weeks after a proposal to freeze anti-pollution and fuel efficiency standards for cars, is a considerable rollback of Obama’s Clean Power Plan...

At Amalgamated Investment Services, we're dedicated to helping you create a plan for your financial future that meets your goals, fits your budget and improves societal outcomes. We are proud to be at the forefront of the environmental, social and governance ("ESG") movement—because your investments can both yield returns and create lasting change for future generations.

We’re told from the moment we start working that the responsible thing to do is to set money aside and “plan for your future.” For many people, this means making regular contributions into an IRA or employee-sponsored 401(k) plan. These investments, if managed appropriately, are designed to be your “nest egg” into retirement and beyond.