Macro Overview March 2020

Kent Forsey, CFP® COVID-19, Economic Impact, Macro Overview, Stocks, US Economy, World Economies

Fear has been permeating capital markets worldwide as the impact of the coronavirus continues to evolve.  Global economic forecasts have been revised downward by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank as factory closures, quarantines, and travel bans continue to hinder numerous industries. The Federal Reserve helped alleviate markets with a rate reduction announcement as a result of …

Macro Overview – August 2019

Kent Forsey, CFP® Bonds, Dow Jones, Economic Update, Economy, Euro, Macro Overview, Stock Indices, Tariffs, World Economies

Trade tensions escalated as the U.S. announced a 10% tariff commencing September 1st on $300 billion of Chinese imports that haven’t yet been subject to any tariffs.  The additional tariffs would essentially apply to nearly all imports from China.  Another $250 billion in Chinese imports have already been subject to a 25% tariff for the past few months. While this …

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. …