Financial Planning

Weekly Market Pulse: Peak Pessimism?

Goodbye and good riddance to the third quarter of 2022! Joe Calhoun of Alhambra Investments wrote a great article on October 3rd reviewing the past year and giving a little perspective on what may be the bright side of this bear market.

Client Resource Kit: Markets in Perspective

First Trust put out a great article recently that breaks down the market in the good and the bad years spanning back to the earlier 1900’s. Investors like to avoid stock market declines at all costs, but declines are an inevitable part of investing. A little background can help put stock market declines into perspective.

Dollar Remains World Reserve Currency

How many times have you heard that the US dollar will collapse because of Fed and fiscal policy? According to the pessimists, this will bring the loss of reserve currency
status, and possibly the rise of China. Replace China with Russia, and it sounds like the 1970s. However, Brian S. Wesbury of First Trust explains, further in this article how the dollar is not weakening, as it did in the 1970s, the dollar is surging.

Recession Risks and Investment Implications

There is great uncertainty in today’s very unusual environment, as to if an actual recession will be trigger. More importantly, even if the economy does end up in recession, investors need to consider how severe and long-lasting that recession might be.

Thoughts on Ukraine

A few Thoughts on Ukraine from First Trust. Our prayers are with the Ukraine People and for a quick end to this senseless invasion. Information has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is not guaranteed. The opinions and predictions expressed are those of the author solely and not necessarily the opinions or …

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