Inflation

q1 2024

Q1 2024 Market and Economic Update

By Samantha Masey | April 10, 2024

As the first quarter comes to an end, our investment team recaps what we’ve seen year-to-date and what economic factors may have the biggest impact on the markets for the remainder of the year. Topics include: 1st Quarter Recap Economic Overview The Fed & Fixed Income Outlook Market Outlook & Expectations Watch the recording below…

2024 State of the Economy

2024 State of the Economy Recording

By Samantha Masey | February 9, 2024

Watch the 2024 State of the Economy presentation for our outlook on the markets and economy for the coming year. The presentation includes: The State of the Firm What’s Ahead for Bouchey Financial Group Our Economic Outlook Can the Soft Economic Landing of 2023 Continue?  Our Market Outlook & Portfolio Perspectives Q&A You can watch…

I Bonds

Are I Bonds Still A Good Investment?

By Samantha Masey | April 27, 2023

Written by: Paolo LaPietra, CFP® I Bonds have been an extremely popular investment vehicle for Americans since 2021 with the spike in inflation that we have seen in the economy. To put into perspective on how sought after I Bonds have been, more than 3.7 million accounts were opened to purchase I Bonds in 2022…

2023 SOE

2023 State of the Economy Recording

By Samantha Masey | January 30, 2023

Watch the 2023 State of the Economy presentation for our outlook on the markets and economy for the coming year. Steven Bouchey and his team will discuss: The State of the Firm 2022 In Review What’s Driving Investment Sentiment Challenges and Opportunities Planning Perspectives The Markets and Portfolio Outlook Watch the presentation below and download…

Inflation

Is Inflation Trending in the Right Direction?

By Samantha Masey | January 18, 2023

Written by: Paolo LaPietra, CFP® Last week was another step in the right direction for the fight against inflation with December’s CPI coming in at 6.5%. This would make the sixth consecutive month of declining inflation, down from 7.1% in November. Inflation has been a dark cloud hovering over the stock market, bond market, and…

US Inflation

Personal Finance Strategies in a Higher Interest Rate Environment

By Samantha Masey | November 8, 2022

Written by: Vincenzo Testa, CPA Inflation is a healthy evil when the cost of goods and services increase year-after-year at modest percentages. During the past 25 years, inflation usually ranged between 2-3% as shown in the exhibit below, which is an optimal increase in the cost of goods and services. The U.S. Labor Department announced…

Inflation Adjustments

Inflation Adjustments That Benefit You

By Samantha Masey | October 21, 2022

Written by: Nicole Gobel, CPA There have been several big announcements this past week that will benefit taxpayers and are meant to be a means of combatting the high inflation we continue to see in many areas of the economy. Social Security recipients will be receiving a substantially larger benefit in 2023 on top of…