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Financial Talk Show airing Saturdays at 3pm, Eastern on NEWSRADIO WXTK 95.1 FM Cape Cod. We call the program "Something More" so that we can talk about not only those important dollar and cents issues, but also the quality of life issues that make the money matters matter.  Not only do we speak about investment and planning concerns, but we often invite guests for interview. 

Sep 28, 2023

Something More with Chris Boyd

Featuring Chris Boyd, Jeff Perry, and Special Guest Brian Regan

Topic: Economic and Market Update

  • GDP Forecast: The discussion starts with an expected GDP growth rate of 4.9%. With his profound insights into economics, Brian unpacks what this figure might mean for businesses and everyday consumers.
  • 10-year Treasury Rate: A notable concern is the rapid rise in the 10-year Treasury rate. The team dives into the potential implications of this surge and its broader impact on the financial markets.
  • Federal Reserve Update: In a surprising move, it has tempered its expectations for future rate hikes. Brian provides context on this decision, shedding light on its implications for the future economic landscape.
  • Impact on Stocks: With the Fed's announcement, there's a growing sentiment that riskier stocks might face a challenging period. Chris, Jeff, and Brian weigh in on which sectors might be hit hardest and strategies investors might consider.
  • Consumer Behavior Shifts: A curious trend is emerging at retail giants like Costco. Discretionary items, typically hot-sellers, are seeing a decline. Instead, consumers are allocating more of their spending towards services and transportation. The trio unpacks what's driving this behavioral change and its potential long-term ramifications.
  • Housing & Travel Trends: The consensus is that housing prices might experience a cool-down period. Conversely, travel is anticipated to normalize with the world trying to find its post-pandemic footing. Brian adds his perspective on how these trends might evolve in the coming months.
  • Economic Growth Drivers: One positive note amidst all the fluctuations is the projected economic growth stemming from durable goods, particularly in sectors like aviation. The conversation explores how industries centered around durable goods like airplanes are poised to contribute to the economy's growth trajectory significantly.

This enlightening session provides listeners with a comprehensive look at the current state of the economy, potential challenges ahead, and the silver linings that promise brighter days for specific sectors—a must-listen for anyone keen on staying updated on market trends and economic forecasts.