Macro Overview January 2021

Kent Forsey, CFP® Consumer Spending, COVID-19, Inflation, Macro Overview

The start of a new year brings renewed hope and optimism.  Here is a quick look at the past years major events and government legislation affecting the market, interest rates, inflation, as well as the expected carry over into this year.  The rollout of vaccinations will be a continuing news topic along with the long-term changes to consumer behavior as …

Macro Overview November 2020

Kent Forsey, CFP® COVID-19, Economic Update, Inflation, Macro Overview, Presidential Election

With the election over, a lingering uncertainty has been removed as expectations of how fiscal policy and stimulus programs funded by government debt may evolve.  Unfortunately, along with the increased clarity of possible new government policy, other things are becoming clearer as some economists and market analysts project eventual higher taxes along with an expanding fiscal debt. A politically divided …