Withum Wealth Minutes

Short insights from Withum Wealth.

The 2023 Earnings Conundrum
Investment Insights
The 2023 Earnings Conundrum
2022 brought about a vicious end to the post-COVID market rally with a relentless onslaught of worrisome news - so, what’s ahead in 2023?
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This Is Your Cue To Start Saving!
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This Is Your Cue To Start Saving!
You’re missing out if you wait until you’re older.
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Powell Has A New Favorite Word – And We Do Not Like It.
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Powell Has A New Favorite Word – And We Do Not Like It.
Earlier this week, the Federal Reserve instituted their third 0.75% interest rate hike in as many meetings, bringing the federal funds rate to a range of 3.0 to 3.25%.
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The Dawn of Dividends
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The Dawn of Dividends
The first half of 2022 featured the worst returns for equities since 1970, and has understandably left many investors reflecting on past investment decisions and contemplating how they can best position their portfolios for both the remainder of 2022 and the years to follow.
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Jackson Hole & the Big Inflation Misconception
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Jackson Hole & the Big Inflation Misconception
Last week, during the Fed’s wildly anticipated annual Jackson Hole meeting, Chairman Jerome Powell delivered hawkish remarks on the economy and the degree to which the central bank is going to focus, at all costs, to bring down inflation.
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No Summer Break for the Market
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No Summer Break for the Market
While many professions now have “Summer Fridays” and people take a majority of their allotted time off, economic data, “fed speak” and market moving news has been plentiful this last month.
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Lucky or Cursed?
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Lucky or Cursed?
Investing is really about patience and mitigating risk. This risk of missing out on good returns over a lifetime far outweighs the painful periods of bad returns we inevitably will experience – like this year so far.
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On-Demand Webinar: 2022 Perspective – Current Environment and Thoughts on the Future with Dr. David Kelly
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On-Demand Webinar: 2022 Perspective – Current Environment and Thoughts on the Future with Dr. David Kelly
Withum Wealth Management hosted a fireside chat with guest Dr. David Kelly, Chief Global Strategist and Head of the Global Market Insights Strategy Team for J.P. Morgan. We discussed global economic trends as well as the current geopolitical conflicts and how they impact markets and investors.
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Gasping at the Price of Gas
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Gasping at the Price of Gas
Filling up my SUV with gas over the weekend – the pump stopped at $100.00. While this transaction was done, I was not. I replaced the nozzle, drew another credit card from my wallet and started phase two of refueling, which was a much more palatable $27.12*. As I recall, when I first got my driver’s license, I could get lunch and fill up my tank with a $20 bill. Thinking to myself - how can a young person now afford to get gas? One tank today would have cost me an entire paycheck at my part time job during high school. Then again, I was making $4 an hour back then. I might be showing my age.
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