This week all investors need to watch the Fed. There is a lot going on with the Fed as Janet Yellen and the Fed governors will be meeting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Some new information has come out recently that points toward December as the next time we could see the Fed raise interest rates. Yellen could come out this week with the news that it could be as early as September.
How to start planning for a special needs child: Special needs planning is really estate planning with specific changes to make sure the child is not going to lose government benefits going forward. Questions to begin with are…
Birmingham attorney, Bob Cornelius, PC, discusses with Jon Roberts the special attention that is needed when dealing with the financial situation in elder care. Bob’s law practice specializes in elder care and special needs and he shared with us his insights from his extensive years of experience.
We are always looking for what will be the next catalyst that will take the markets and your portfolio up. The next market catalyst could come if earnings catch up to price and make the market less expensive. The big negative risk will be if price drops to where earnings are. However, technology could be the market catalyst we are looking for.
In the current jobs number data we see a wage increase and evidence that the consumer is spending more in the economy. These and other factors are creating the best opportunity to drive market growth through the end of the year.
August is historically a bad month for the markets. Adding to that is a mixed bag of economic issues which the mainstream media is not always reporting. The data is saying one thing but the markets are saying another. We hope to give you a better understanding of the market perception vs reality.