September 2021 - Market Update Inflation remains the topic-du jour after a lower than expected August Consumer CPI report of 0.1% (vs an expected 0.3%). Will inflation start falling or remain stubbornly [...]
Stephanie Ciardi2021-08-27T03:31:39+00:00August 27th, 2021|Comments Off on Inflation Realigns to Expectations
August 2021 - Market Update Inflation in July was back in-line with expectations following June's surprises. We're still seeing substantial inflation versus a year ago, but that is to be expected given [...]
Stephanie Ciardi2021-08-11T16:57:32+00:00August 11th, 2021|Comments Off on Collecting Social Security: Don’t Go it Alone!
A recent survey1 on social security conducted by Nationwide revealed some eye-opening stats. Interestingly, of those surveyed, 89% responded they were somewhat confident in their knowledge of social security. However, when tested on [...]
Stephanie Ciardi2021-07-23T17:45:08+00:00July 23rd, 2021|Comments Off on The Federal Reserve and Inflation Expectations
July 2021 - Market Update These days, everything is about the Fed. Fed Chairman Powell has continued to defend the Fed's accommodative policy in testimony to Congress. However, he noted the central [...]
May 2021 Market Update After a streak of positive jobs data, April’s payroll numbers MASSIVELY missed expectations. The economy adding just 266K jobs during the month vs an expectation of nearly 1M. In [...]