Marcelo Perez

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Bi-Weekly Economic Review: Growth Expectations Break Out?

By |2018-05-21T20:48:14-04:00May 21st, 2018|Bonds, Commodities, Currencies, Economy, Markets, Monthly Macro Monitor, Taxes/Fiscal Policy|

There are a lot of reasons why interest rates may have risen recently. The federal government is expected to post a larger deficit this year - and in future years - due to the tax cuts. Further exacerbating those concerns is the ongoing shrinkage of the Fed's balance sheet. Increased supply and potentially decreased demand [...]

Forget It, China’s Not Booming

By |2018-01-25T13:26:43-04:00January 25th, 2018|Commodities, Markets|

Jeffrey Snider, head of global investment research at Alhambra Investments, says China is in fact not growing rapidly, which sounds disheartening for commodity investors. He reckons a crucial investment metric has weakened, pointing to slower economic expansion:

2018 Social Security and Medicare Changes

By |2018-01-18T10:32:34-04:00January 18th, 2018|Financial Planning|

Every new year brings changes and for 2018 the Federal Government has made changes to Social Security and Medicare. Surprise, surprise! Some retirees get a raise. Some workers will see more come out of their checks for future benefits. And most Medicare recipients will pay more for health care. First, the good news. For the [...]

The Healthcare Vampire

By |2018-01-18T10:38:04-04:00September 18th, 2017|Financial Planning|

Oh, for the old days when planning for retirement was simple and you knew what to expect, especially when it came to healthcare. There was Medicare. Add a good Medicare supplement to cover other costs and you were good to go. Those days are gone! For many retirees, healthcare has become Dracula and it’s sucking [...]