Welcome to our Video and Audio Podcast Review of our Q2 2023 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.
Click the Download button below, for a direct link to an electronic version (an early peek-good ole fashion paper versions are on their way to you shortly) and here for our Newsletter page
BREAK IN : From Parting Thoughts in the Newsletter
If you are not receiving our street-cents.com blog posts weekly Monday, Wednesday and Fri-day, please reach out and let us know. We have entered the late cycle portion of this economic slowdown and items are moving much quicker than our quarterly newsletter so we are posting frequent and very important items amongst our sometimes-humorous articles for your review and knowledge.
Let’s get going! We hope you enjoy!
Q2 2023 Newsletter
Last Minute Tax Planning and Reminders
After a small top of the mind reminder that it is ok to pay taxes, we do not want to pay zero today and then pay at a much higher rate in the future, we certainly do not want to pay ANY more than we have to, we go into several reminders….
The SEP and the Spousal IRA – two things we can do now that will help last years taxes….
Important Reminder about reporting :
Just because we did not receive a tax form personally, does not mean that the IRS did not receive some type of notification of that taxable event! If you had a transaction, usually of some out of the ordinary type, that you did not receive a tax form for, we are not out of the woods and you should report it.
Lastly, comments about the possible rolling of 529 into Roth… the answer is still up in the air with additional legal clarity on this… but it cannot start until 2024 anyway!
Happy Anniversary Rate Increases
While hard to believe, the monumental rate increases (fastest of a life time in %) just started about a year ago
M2 Broad Liquidity Measure Tightens
In another – not kidding here – never seen before, M2 one of the broadest measures of liquidity, turns negative and makes our Pilot Advanced Analysis Series…
First spoken about in January, the effects are being felt through the financial system.. but not where we had expected so far….
Have a Great Finally Here Spring! Talk in the Summer!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP
Rates… Fastest Increase Review … Looking Forward for Effects … Newsletter Precursor …
This is an updated chart from our favorite buds Visual Capitalist…
Last year we spoke of the speed of interest rate increases a lot… given the unique pace at which rates increased AND the super low level of (zero is about as low as you can go) starting point … it became a shock to the financial system….
So in all likelihood, rates are near their top for the foreseeable future….what lies ahead?
We will have more on this in the coming Newsletter but rates 500 times higher than they were just a few quarters ago AND looking to stay higher… there are major implications..
Debt/Financing costs higher =
Better safe investment returns aka Fixed Income/Bonds
More costs to debtors (lower returns for those using debt because of higher costs)
End of companies requiring very low costs to make profits
Have a Great “Fastest Rate Increase Effect” Day!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP
Leave a comment
Posted in Debt - Debt Management, FOMC, General Financial Planning, Interest Rates, Investing/Financial Planning, Market Comments
Tagged Fastest Ever, FOMC, Interest Rates, Rate, Rate Increase, Visual Capitalist