Be Careful What You Wish For

An emboldened Ukraine may be pushing toward a resolution that could expose conflicts of interest with its Western benefactors while simultaneously pushing Putin closer to nuclear escalation.

Committed

The Fed is fully committed to squeezing inflation back towards 2%, even if it requires a recession. But since we can’t anticipate the market’s bottom, and we don’t want to miss out on the excellent values, we’d rather be early than late. Either way, markets are likely to be volatile for a while.

Stress Testing Your Portfolio

Is your portfolio ready to go the distance with you? With our planning software, ACM can test your portfolio in all sorts of different scenarios and come up with a plan to make sure you can always meet your financial goals.

Eating your vegetables

Aggressive interest rate hikes are kind of like broccoli – maybe not your favorite, but necessary for your health. Inflation is slowly moving downward, but not quickly enough for the investor. However, there are signs that the economy is moving in the right direction.

European Equities – Winter is Coming?

Should European Equities be avoided? Most everything plaguing the US economy – rising interest rates, high energy costs, supply chain disruptions, political conflicts – seem worse in Europe. The answer might surprise you – our global portfolio manager weighs in.

Estate planning for digital assets

You’ve done your estate planning (hopefully) – but what about for your virtual estate? Much of our information is now stored online. Make sure your loved ones know how to access them, and this information is included in your planning.

Beware Middle Class Discontent

Dr. Greenspan analyzes the effects of the pandemic on America’s middle class. Massive wealth inequality and resentment from government stimulus grows discontent amongst those stuck in the middle.