Alternative Investments

2019 July Lara-Murphy Report

On the last day of July, the Federal Reserve announced that it would be cutting its target for the federal funds rate, and it also moved up the termination of its balance sheet runoff. The move signals a fairly abrupt departure from the Fed’s official outlook from just a year ago, even though the underlying fundamentals have not significantly changed in the interim. Many observers have attributed the shift in Fed policy to Trump, either through his intimidation of Powell or because his antics with China could lead to a trade war (and hence require a shot in the arm to the economy). Either way, the Fed’s announcement does not bode well for the long-term health of the economy.

Blog #46 – Strategies for More Income in Retirement

The biggest fear that people over the age of 60 have is running out of money in retirement. And for many Americans, this is a very real risk, not an irrational phobia.

Blog #43 – Cash Flow Is King

Have you taken a “30,000-foot view” of your finances lately? Is it positioned for the growth, strength, stability and cash flow you desire? To help you answer that, let’s examine asset allocation and diversification.

Blog #39 – Alternative Investments Are Not Correlated To The Stock Market

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.”  – Jim Rohn Investors have short-term memories and are reluctant to change, which is why so many cling to the stock market, even when it’s on a downward trend, or overdue for a correction. If you have lost confidence in the market or are simply looking for … Read more

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