This month Jason Weaver covers the greatest stimulus of all time, physical vs digital economy and what is priced in to the market. The Fed's Actions to Date: They have cut interest rates to zero, established quantitative easing unlimited, bought corporate bonds and bought state & local bonds. Government Actions to Date: CARES Act They have made cash payments to individuals, expanded unemployment benefits, no required minimum distributions, PPP loans, loan forbearance and healthcare relief.
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This month Jason covers the Anatomy of a Recession, including the three market punches, bottoming process and equity positioning. Arrival of the Coronavirus Cases started appearing in China at the end of 2019. Confirmed cases outside of China began to appear in January 2020. Economic war triggered in March 2020 by Saudi Arabia in response to Russia's refusal to reduce oil production in order to keep prices for oil at moderate level. The US began shutting down non-essential businesses to prevent the spread of COVID. Lack of business activity forced employers to let go/furlough many employees.
The Federal Reserve has taken unprecedented actions to save the economy during the coronavirus crisis. Below is a timeline of the major actions taken in the past 6 weeks. On 3/26, the Government passed a $ 2 trillion Coronavirus response bill intended to speed relief across the American economy known as the CARES Act. There are seven main groups that would see the widest-reaching impacts: individuals, small businesses, big corporations, hospitals and public health, federal safety net, state and local governments, and education.
Four Pillars of Recovery: Medical Professionals. We need to make sure they have safety and necessary supplies (testing kits, protective equipment, hospital beds, etc) to continue work. Back Stopping Small Businesses. Small businesses and their employees need to stay afloat as they are a massive part of the American economy. Availability of Credit. Make it easy for banks to lend and businesses to draw on their bank lines.
This month, Jason Weaver discusses the pandemic risks, the presidential cycle and secular trends. Pandemic risks are large-scale outbreaks of infectious disease that can greatly increase morbidity and mortality over a wide geographic area. They can cause significant economic, social, and political disruption.
The new Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act might make it easier for small business owners to offer retirement plans. For many people, their work is the main place to find retirement savings tools and access retirement plans. The SECURE Act has been one of the largest overhauls of the United States retirement system in many years. The new legislation might make it easier for small business owners financial incentives to offer employees a plan.
Due to life expectancies increasing, some are choosing to continue to work longer. These two changes brought by the SECURE Act could be beneficial to those people. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act has been one of the largest overhauls of the retirement system in the U.S. in decades. Before the SECURE Act, savers were not allowed to make contributions to their Traditional IRA once they turned 70 ½. For those who retired before 70 ½, this rule might not have been as restrictive because they were no longer earning income.