“The name’s Branson. Sir Richard Branson. Astronaut 0 0 1. License to thrill.” Fifteen months ago, 22.3 million Americans lost their jobs due to the pandemic. Subsequently, 15.8 million workers are back on the job, and economic growth has accelerated. These have been halcyon days for homeowners, equity holders, and high net worth individuals. Inread more Financial Frontier
JOBS SITUATION → Telling Charts
Whew! or Wow! → 9,316,000 workers are without jobs in the U.S., the figure was 5,717,000 before the pandemic. The Federal Government and Federal Reserve answered the call by authorizing $10 trillion in financial support to stave off depression. The efforts by united Central Banks and collective governments have been effective. Now what? The Fed’sread more JOBS SITUATION → Telling Charts
10 Imponderables to Ponder
Pundits at large are questioning what’s lurching next for our society after the U.S. achieves herd immunity. Can the present economic boom continue unabated, or will something less desirable interrupt or ruin our good thing? This question and others such as the following are imponderables to ponder: Is housing still affordable for the middle class?read more 10 Imponderables to Ponder
NEED A FINANCIAL ADVISOR?
Let’s say that you have decided to build your dream home, and you have all the money you need to make it happen. Your dream home may peer out over the Pacific Ocean, or perhaps you prefer living near a mountain top with a breathtaking view. It is your life, and you can choose whateverread more NEED A FINANCIAL ADVISOR?
Abnormal is the New Normal
Winners→ We live in a new world, an era, where the abnormal is the new normal, and where the unknown is the known. In 2021, as in all periods, there are winners and losers. Hogs, i.e., the cost of pork (not in political parlance) has increased 50%. Other year-to-date standout sectors → energy, industrials, financials,read more Abnormal is the New Normal