Although there’s confusion around the definition of a recession, it’s helpful to remember that periods of economic slowdown – whether they are officially deemed a recession or not – are a normal part of the economic cycle.
Similar to other assets, currency markets have cycles and are sensitive to the near and intermediate-term outlook for the global economy. As the US dollar gains strength on global markets the results of the appreciating currency remain complex.
Naming a good power of attorney and sharing your wishes, values, and financials with them will ease the transition into sharing control of critical aspects of your life and provide peace of mind.
Seven years, and twenty-three shows later, we celebrate the shared experience of love and appreciation for art in our local community and the integral part it plays in who we are as a firm and why the intersection of art and community matters.
Q2 2022 Market Commentary
Reflecting on past periods of economic and political turbulence won’t provide a precise roadmap for the current moment, but it can provide a comforting reminder about the longer arc of progress.
Investments can't change everything, but they provide a form of action when we are otherwise overwhelmed by climate change or the need for equity, and they are the language through which our country expresses itself.
For investors, watching the value of their portfolios decline is often uncomfortable, which highlights a fundamental challenge during periods of market turbulence: we are invested for the long-term, but we live our lives in the short-term.
At its core, cash flow planning is about helping us make better decisions. It involves organizing our financial life into something comprehensible and then looking into the future to understand the range of potential outcomes.
Inflation will likely recede as the year progresses, although there may also be new cycles of supply challenges, as well as an overall economic slowdown due to higher interest rates.
For employees with access to a pension plan, there is a choice between managing their own pension assets for maximum flexibility or delegating responsibility to their employer for maximum certainty.
In part 2, we discuss how choices at institutional and individual levels affect the goal of transitioning energy consumption away from fossil fuels towards renewable energy.
The development of fossil fuels over the past two centuries has led to significant progress in production and standards of living, but the negative impacts on our shared climate require new approaches and solutions.
Q1 2022 Market Commentary
We expect commodity prices to remain elevated in the near term and any recovery in stock and bond prices to be tempered while investors reevaluate growth expectations in a less interconnected world.
Inflationary pressures on consumers are likely to persist in the near term. As we look past moments of heightened market volatility, remaining invested and diversified has provided the most resilient outcomes for our clients.