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Investors Start to Worry About the Fed

July 20, 2021

The stage is set for the second half of 2021 to deliver a strong, broad economic expansion, probably the best in a long time. There’s a strong foundation for sustained growth. Households improved their balance sheets during the pandemic, helped by stimulus payments and rising asset prices. Also, incomes are rising. Households, as a whole, […]

When Your Bank and Retirement Accounts Can Be Seized

July 20, 2021

In recent months, my email inbox received an increasing number of questions about the ability of banks or the government to seize bank accounts. The concerns were raised, of course, by articles and videos on the internet, and the creators are selling various products and services. Most of the presentations say accounts over $5,000 can […]

The Fed’s Changing Monetary Policy

June 30, 2021

The markets are changing as investors anticipate and worry about the Federal Reserve’s plan to remove some of the liquidity it pumped into the economy since March 2020. Liquidity provided by the Fed has been the main influence on the economy and investment markets since 2009. The Fed’s motivation has been to avoid a depression […]

The Retirement Watch Outlook for Inflation & the Markets

June 27, 2021

Inflation is likely to rise quickly in the next few months, and that could put the Federal Reserve in a difficult situation much earlier than it anticipated. A number of inflation pressures are increasing. One example is rising demand for many goods and services as more vaccines are administered and economic activity increases. That puts […]


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How Much is Too Much? The Economic Inflection Point is Coming

June 11, 2021

Both the economy and economic policy have been changing rapidly. Sooner than many people expected, inflation is rising and the economy is growing rapidly. Federal Reserve officials are talking about when to withdraw liquidity from the economy. Is the recent rise in inflation temporary, or the beginning of a sustained rise in prices? Can the […]

Inflation Pressures Increase; Fed Says It Is Not Worried

May 26, 2021

Inflation continues to accelerate. How far and fast it rises will be critical to the economy and to stock and bond prices. Federal Reserve officials say that the recent rise in inflation is primarily due to short-term factors, such as recovering energy prices and supply chain problems. But inflation might not be temporary. Prices of […]

Bonds and Income Investing in a 0% Interest Rate World

May 14, 2021

Cash, bonds and other traditional income investments don’t offer much benefit to investors anymore. As the saying goes, cash really is trash. Nominal interest rates are at near zero in the United States, and real interest rates (after inflation) are negative. In many countries, even nominal interest rates — before taking inflation into account — […]

Your 2021 Retirement Investing Almanac

May 12, 2021

Many investment advisers consider exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to be the hottest investment product in years.  Learn all about the different types of ETFs and related funds out there in this Special Report by clicking the PDF below. […]

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