Now Is The Time For Quantitative Tightening

Posted by on Jul 21, 2016 in Economy, Investments | 0 comments

Quantitative easing (QE) was an infusion of capital to prevent a potential collapse of the economy, and the FRB’s history of telegraphing their decisions on rates has helped bolster the markets along the way. Contradictory economic data hits them almost daily, making it difficult, if not impossible, to pursue a steady policy or formula. It’s worse than trying to guess where a pinball will go next. You can’t predict chaos.   According to the Federal Reserve Act, their monetary policy objectives are to “maintain long run growth of the monetary and credit aggregates commensurate...

Read More

Fiduciary Rule Proposed by Dept. of Labor May Get Watered Down

Posted by on Jul 15, 2016 in Advice for Advisors, Economy, Investments, Retirement | 0 comments

The Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule is intended to protect owners of plans in IRAs and those that can be rolled over into an IRA. The purpose is to make sure that any recommendation is in the best interest of the investor, not the advisor. The hope is to regulate the greed of advisors who are only looking to make a high commission without concern to the long term impact on the consumer. This rule should weed out unscrupulous sales practices. It is supposed to start rolling out in April, 2017. That would be a very good thing for investors … if it were to happen as originally...

Read More

How to Achieve Your MOST Important Goals

Posted by on Jun 24, 2013 in Blog, College Planning, Economy, Estate and Trust Planning, Goal Achievement, Goals, Investments, Retirement | 0 comments

Most of our moral and financial values started with our parents … good, bad, or otherwise. We’re also impacted by where we grew up, the schools we attended, our friends, what we do for work, and where we live now. These all shape our beliefs, which affect our ideas, thoughts and feelings … which in turn, impact the decisions we’ve made. This also leads to the results we’ve gotten, whether we like them or not. No matter what your frame of reference is, you can develop the right mindset to achieve your MOST important goal, and THE secret is about to be revealed to...

Read More