Sep 26, 2022
CEO, Chris Boyd, CFP®, and CIO, Brian Regan, CFA®, cover things discussed in the 9/21 Fed meeting. Brian shares with us that even as the Fed fund rate increase of .75% was the highlight, he thinks there were more important factors to consider. He brings up significant points on further rate hike expectations, long and variable lags, housing market softening, impacts on bonds, and more - all to hawkishly combat inflation.
Brian describes what a Barbell approach is in regard to bond investing and mentions where there might be the best risk-reward on the yield curve. He shares how company earnings might respond to inflation levels and gives bull- and bear-case scenarios. On inflation, Brian compares today's inflationary period to the 1970's, differentiating economic variables that are weighted heavier today than the '70's.
Later, Brian gives us a history lesson on where Central Banks came from, how the Federal Reserve was created, and what their role was/is in the economy.