Welcome to our Video and Audio Podcast Review of our Q1 2022 Newsletter. For those on the road or just unable to grab the time to read, our podcast type review gives you the behind the scenes insight to our thoughts, observations and deep views of the entire Newsletter.
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Q 1 2022 Newsletter
Anatomy of a Slowdown/Recession
In our main article, we review the last three drawdowns/slowdowns/recession for examples of how fast they occurred and the extremely fast recovery as can be seen by the main graph below.
We are not calling for a major slowdown/recession or the like, but we wanted to remind ourselves as well as everyone else, the last three drawdowns were not normal.
Longer drawdowns are the norm, and in the Newsletter Article we also go deeper into the Great Financial Crisis of 07-09, which was also not normal… it was much larger and much longer than the normal.
The past decade and a half have had it’s scary moments, but they did not last very long and were quickly attacked by the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) to give support in the system, fortunately very successfully. This may not always be the case, hence a reminder of the Umbrella use during sun shining times!
New Retirement Contribution Maximums, Best Practice, Tips and Tricks
The new retirement maximums are out at the IRS Website .
Again in our Newsletter article we remind those of smooth contributions throughout the year, UNLESS you have knowledge that may have you severed from your 401k some time during the year, in which a neat trick is to accelerate you contribution level in order to max that 401k out before you leave!
|401(k), 403(b), Profit-Sharing Plans, etc.||2022||2021||2020||2019|
|Defined Contribution Limits||61,000||58,000||57,000||56,000|
|IRA Contribution Limit||$6,000||$6,000||$6,000||$6,000|
|IRA Catch-Up Contributions||1,000||1,000||1,000||1,000|
|Traditional IRA AGI Deduction Phase-out Starting at||2022||2021||2020||2019|
|Single or Head of Household||68,000||66,000||65,000||64,000|
|SEP Minimum Compensation||650||650||600||600|
|SEP Maximum Contribution||61,000||58,000||57,000||56,000|
|SEP Maximum Compensation||305,000||290,000||285,000||280,00|
We hope you enjoy … talk to you in 2022!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP