investment planning

The Fed "Put" Revisited

When investment markets officially hit "Bear market" territory in June 2022 - while Central Banks in North America and elsewhere were continuing to raise interest rates - questions began swirling about whether the US Federal Reserve (Fed) would once again rescue the markets by exercising the famous Greenspan "put"!

Staying the Course

With current world supply and demand issues and with the Russian invasion of Ukraine driving up the price of oil, the cost of everything is going up. Should we be worried?

When worry comes, what should we do? Should we go to cash? Am I going to run out of money?

The attached two pieces illustrate what thousands of words can not. Click on the buttons below to read them:

Portfolio Diversification

Looking back over the past few years, one thing is certain - we can never be absolutely sure what the financial markets will do at any given time. We can study charts and graphs, both historical and forecasted, we can consult with economic experts, business leaders, and government officials, we can look at inflation and interest rates, and still we cannot predict the markets with absolute certainty.

The Changing Business Cycle

Business, investing and life in general follow predictable ebbs and flows. The Business Cycle is no exception. This is the cycle whereby the economy goes through strong growth periods, weaker growth periods and everything in between. Governments and the Central Banks try to manage this cycle and prevent any enduring excesses from building up, while guiding the economy along a sustainable path of growth.

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