John Barabe and Madison Schenher understand that everyone's financial situation is unique and that managing your wealth can be complex and time-consuming. They have an unwavering commitment to quality and service which has enabled John to build and retain a successful practice in Regina. The team of Regina financial advisors and support staff believe that planning with honesty and integrity are cornerstones to improving their clients' quality of life. They apply their knowledge to help clients make the right choices when considering all the product and service options that exist in today's marketplace. In their latest Regina financial advisor expert article, they share information on investment strategies and how to keep up with the pace of inflation.
In December, Michael Oliver wrote that 2022 will be one for the record books. January 9th title was “seat belts.” January 23rd, “it begins.”
He had been alluding to this break in the Nasdaq (NDX 100 Index). Well, we got it.
Keep in mind how important it is for this market to be breaking down. This is the infallible U.S. stock market that only goes up. The run-up has been fueled by printed money to such an extent that it is the longest and most overpriced ever (by many measures).
What is the reaction to this event? The U.S. central bank (the Fed) has been clear with its intention to raise interest rates and stop printing in short order (ha). IF THEY DO: then the decline of the stock market is likely to continue until markets finally buckle. What is more likely is the Fed will cave soon and do what they can to “rescue” the stock market. This means even more printing and doing what they can to keep interest rates low.
This industry still believes that bonds will save you from your stock losses (balanced approach). As you all know, printing is what causes inflation. Inflation is getting ugly, and if the reaction is to print more and more, inflation is going to get worse. Their “rescue” is causing the problem. The higher inflation goes, the more investors in GIC’s, term deposits, and bonds will need to be compensated. The most extreme low-interest rates in human history caused the “everything bubble” (stock, bond, and real estate) that we are in. Higher interest rates, forced by inflation, will pop that bubble.
We have been making clients aware of this and carefully constructed portfolios with all the above in mind. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.
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- John Barabe, Madison Schenher and team.
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