Macro Overview – June 2019

Kent Forsey, CFP® Mortgage Rates, Tariffs, Trade Policies, Treasury Bonds, Unemployment Rates

The “firehose” of information available nowadays makes it difficult to focus on what topics are really affecting the market.  Here is a good summary of this month’s most important issues. The ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China escalated in May as the U.S. signaled that it had not finalized a deal yet with China.  The lack of a …

What a Tariff on Steel and Aluminum Means

Kent Forsey, CFP® Economic Impact, Tariffs, Trade Policies

April 2018 Much has been made in the media recently about steel and aluminum tariffs.  Most of the news has been aimed at criticizing the President for something that would add to consumer costs of goods and services but there is more to the story. The Department of Commerce released a report in February prompting the President to enact tariffs …