Hello and Welcome to our September 2019 Financial Planning and Capital Market Update!
If you are too busy to read, feel free to listen as we describe our post and thoughts in friendly podcast format as well as Video!
BREAK IN :
November 14th from 6:30 to 9 PM – Perot Museum – For the Evening
We like to articulate our thoughts and review on a Monthly basis our Financial Planning Tips, Capital Markets and current events!
Financial Planning Tip (s) –
RMD Season is here – Is your DOB between 7-1-48 to 6-30-49 ?
In this post, we reminded all of those with the unique option of deferring that first RMD an extra year on the perils of the double income from that deferral decision…..
Defer at your own risk and make sure you will not jump a tax bracket by doing so!
Mortgage Rate Update – Time to Refinance?
Mortgage rates (the drop there of – in rates) caught our attention and in this post, we reminded of eleven (just counted them – was surprised so many) items to think of when/if you should refinance – its a big decision and there are many variables, if you didn’t catch the post and have been in your loan for a few years, be sure to take a look … another reminder will also make its way to you in the Q 4 2019 Newsletter –
Capital Market Comments –
Inverted Yield Curve Update
In this post, early in the month we reviewed the definitely inverted yield curve…. and spoke to this being one of the slowest recoveries on record…. just after our post, the yield curve did normalize on positive trade talks…. Look for more details in the coming Q 4 2019 Newsletter-
FED Lowers Again, but only by .25%
Jerome Powell Chief of the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) lowered rates by .25% to the 1.75 to 2.00% range, which will directly effect our overnight money, such as checking accounts and money markets…
Their fear is the prior mentioned Tariff saber rattling causing an extended slowdown….
We prefer they save that gunpowder for a real fire, but just pouring a small bit of gasoline on the coals is ok for now!
Have a Great Day – Talk to you at the end of October!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP