The Secure Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act was passed in December 2019. It includes reforms to increase access to plans in the workplace and expand retirement savings. This legislation includes changes that can affect defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, individual retirement accounts and 529 plans. The Secure Act went in to effect on January 1, 2020. It changed the Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) requirements for inherited accounts and increased the age that you are required to start taking your RMD.
This month, Jason Weaver discusses the election year, geopolitical risks and real estate. During an election year, the stock market typically rises no matter which party is in office.
This month, Jason Weaver discusses market sentiment, valuation measures and international valuations. Stock market returns are highly correlated to corporate earnings. However, high profits do not necessarily mean a high stock price. And big losses do not always lead to a low stock price. The stock market can outpace earnings if it expects future earnings to grow.
This month, Jason Weaver discusses U.S. and China trade dispute, tariff impact and business and consumer spending. In 2018, President Trump started imposing tariffs on China. The goal was to right some of the "unfair trade practices" such as growing trade deficit, theft of intellectual property and forced transfer of American technology in China.
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This month, Jason Weaver discusses China slowdown, global recession and negative interest rates. China has been the single largest contributor of economic growth over the past several years. Currently, their economic data is pointing to a significant slowdown. Historically, 3% was used as a threshold for a global recession. Bloomberg’s global GDP tracker shows that expansion has slowed about a 2.2% growth in the third quarter.
This month, Jason Weaver discusses economic indicators, the Federal Reserve toolbox, GDP and the consumer.
This month Jason Weaver discusses the bond sectors, consumer confidence and inverted yield curve. There are various bond cycles. here are: US Government Bonds including treasury, TIPs and agency. Mortage bonds include Pass-Thru, CMO and ARMs. Credit bonds include US Corporate, Asset Backed, Convertible, Municipal and Inflation Protected.