Welcome to our Video and Audio Podcast Review of our Q 2 2019 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.
Let’s get going!
Q 2 2019 Newsletter
And here is your review!
Capital Market Talk
Recession and the Inverted Yield Curve
Ask any long distant runner what happens when they start out too fast and they will tell you it is not good new – The saying goes for every minute you go out too fast, you come back two minutes slower than normal…
In our main capital market article we discuss the reasons why we may have a recession by definition, but why it may not be a big deal (hopefully).
The Inverted Yield Curve (Short term interest rates higher than long term rates) and infrequent event, did occur for five days – so far – just after our Newsletter went to the publisher. The Inversion has been a good signal of recession, EVENTUALLY – some times as long as two years in advance.
They Don’t Want Your old 401k
A recent Cerulli study finds that once you leave the company, most really do not want your funds anymore. We have long suspected this.
- Frequently a short wait time turns into a long wait time with a different and much more general help line.
- Forms may be much more difficult to acquire.
- Paper work received, saying take it or we will distribute it and you will have taxes and penalties.
- Rolling over into an account that is TERRIBLY hard to get out and has hurdles to jump through, high monthly service charges as well as limited investments, if any.
- A general feel of everything is hard to do, once again explaining the Cerulli study results.
Are a few items we have run into over the years!
Iron Clad Trustee
General order of Trustee or other important people to execute your wishes when you are incapacitated or deceased, generally go like this:
- CLOSE friend
- Similar Aged Relative
- Grown Children
As we can all imagine, this list can easily be very short and insufficient.
In our deep dive of the Institutional Trustee Services, we discuss the handiness of having such a great service as well as the ability to offer these services ourselves.
Choose Your Beneficiaries Carefully
In this article that fit nicely with our Trustee article we mention different types of Beneficiaries and most importantly. Make sure you confirm that your beneficiaries are correct as this will over ride you other documents, including a Will or Trust.
We hope you enjoy … talk to you in the Summer!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP