Macro Overview – September 2018

Kent Forsey, CFP® Client Education, Macro Overview, S&P 500, Stocks, US Economy

Here is a quick review of some recent issues affecting our economy from tariffs to emerging markets, history making gains to history making mandates. Trade and tariffs continued at the forefront of discussions among the U.S. and international trading partners.  Topics at hand included the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the World Trade Organization (WTO), and safeguarding U.S. intellectual …

Trucks Delivering More – Economic Dynamics

Kent Forsey, CFP® American Workers, Economy, US Economy

A shout out to all clients involved in the trucking industry and the crucial role they play in our economy. A critical component of the economy proving fluid movement between companies and consumers are logistics and shipping services provided by the trucking industry. Trucks provide some of the most ample delivery logistics in the country, delivering packages and goods from …

Macro Overview – February 2018

Kent Forsey, CFP® Macro Overview, US Economy, World Economies

Last month gave us reason to think we may start to see a pause in stock market growth for a few months as valuations catch up but, also, lots of reason to believe that our economy will continue to grow. Rising interest rates weighed on equity momentum as the expectation of increased borrowing costs and inflation accelerated market volatility. Markets …

Weak Dollar Helps Emerging Countries – International Update

Max Smith, CFP®, CIMA® | Kent Forsey, CFP® Currencies, US Economy, World Economies

August 2017  For the first time in a decade the world’s major economies are growing in sync.  All 45 countries tracked by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development are on track to grow this year, much of the help coming from a lingering low interest rate stimulus from Central Banks. A weakening dollar is providing a boost for U.S. …

National Parks Contribute Over $34 Billion To Economy – Federal Programs

Max Smith, CFP®, CIMA® | Kent Forsey, CFP® Blog, Economic Impact, US Economy

With the summer months upon us, the National Parks are a destination for tourists all over the United States. National Parks are part of the National Park Service, which was established in 1916 by President Woodrow Wilson. Beginning with Yellowstone National Park in Montana and Wyoming, there are 417 parks today covering 84 million acres. On a recent visit to …