House Democrats proposed sweeping changes to retirement accounts on Monday as part of a restructuring of the tax code designed to target the wealthy. Average investors are caught in the crosshairs.
Rich valuations, desire for liquidity, and fear of volatility are all reasons why investors sometimes want dry powder. But how can we quantify the cost of sitting on excess cash?
Problems persist in the global supply chain, and they may get worse before they get better.
I had the pleasure of joining Chris Thompson on the Leaders of Tomorrow podcast. We discussed a lot of topics from my book, including advice on how aspiring traders can get their first job in the industry. https://leadersoftomorrowpodcast.podbean.com/e/239-garth-friessen-a-peek-into-the-world-of-investment-banking/
Last week, the Fed surprised the market with a shift in policy, vowing to act early to arrest inflation. Naturally, this hurt trades based on the reflation narrative. Are they still worth holding, or is it time to bail? I cover some of the issues in my latest article on Forbes. Click here to read …
I joined Darren Lee on Kickoff Sessions to discuss the various means to stand out in interviews and push both your character and experience. Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2P6bKEA Apple: https://apple.co/2OA3qwW Follow Kickoff Sessions: https://bit.ly/2PPF3eQ
Treasury bond yields surged to a new post-pandemic high last week, extending the bear market that began in August of last year. When will it end? Please click here to read the entire article on Forbes.
Speculative shorts in bond futures are at extreme levels. The crowd may be right, but if there is not a Democratic sweep in the election, the short covering could be equally extreme. Click here to read the entire article on Forbes.
As we get closer to the election, sector performance and volatility divergence in the equity and credit markets is growing. The post-election macro outlook is likely to be dominated by sector and asset class rotation rather than out-sized moves at the broad index level.
The Fed would like to see higher inflation. But wanting it more is not a policy. Other than “lower for longer” and more QE, it needs help from fiscal policy and from changes in global trends that are out of its control. This week saw further capitulation of inflation-sensitive assets, such as stocks and precious metals. Election jitters are growing and the market will have a hard time developing a strong trend in either direction before the results are known, which may not be on Nov 3rd.