IM 076: How to Craft Words That Will Win New Business | Sarah Grear

Sarah Grear, an experienced copy conversion expert, shares how crafting the right words and stories can win you new business through your website and social media.

Houston, We Have an Earnings Problem

We are currently in the thick of earnings season as companies are reporting their quarter ending December 31st. Expectations are for S&P 500 earnings growth of over 20% which is an extremely strong number especially considering that the previous year grew a healthy 12%. However, lapping that type of growth is going to be a challenge, and forecasts are being revised down quickly for the first half of 2019. That is why we believe there is a growing likelihood of a slight earnings recession occurring in 2019.

The Central Banking Problem: Quantitative Tightening

The stock market has rallied nicely to start 2019 but we think there is a big problem. The major central banks, the Fed, ECB and BoJ, have pumped up asset prices since 2008 with a massive liquidity injection of $11 trillion. They kept interest rates at ridiculously low levels on the short and long end of the curve and investors were forced into risk assets. This grand experiment is known as quantitative easing. Now is the more difficult part called quantitative tightening, the central bankers are trying to normalize policy.

IM 075: Working Together to Pay Off Their Mortgage 25 Years Early | Talaat McNeely

Find out how Talaat and Tai McNeely worked together to pay off his $30,000 of consumer debt and more recently paid off their $330,000 mortgage in just 5 years!

IM 074: Staying Ahead and Always Finding a Way to Work | Wendy Glavin

A 20-year veteran of corporate, agency, consulting and small business ownership, Wendy Glavin of the Wendy Glavin Agency talks growth mindset, continued learning, and using technology to win in business and life.

IM 073: How You Can Be An Everyday Millionaire | Chris Hogan

National best-selling author, host of The Chris Hogan Show, and expert on wealth-building, Chris Hogan shares what he learned studying everyday millionaires. Learn the truth about what it takes to reach millionaire-status in America.

IM 072: The Good and Bad of Money From a Retired FBI Agent | Jerri Williams

Retired FBI special agent, Jerri Williams talks money and her unique perspectives gained from a career in economic fraud investigations where she studied the schemes con-artists and corrupt corporate and public officials used to steal other people’s money.

IM 071: 10 Inspired Money Tips for the New Year | Best of 2018

Let's close out 2018 strong: Listen to ten tips from the most popular Inspired Money episodes of 2018. Listen, get inspired, and set your big audacious goal for 2019.

Wall Street strategists bullish for 2019

This is one of my favorite posts to write every year as we get to look back on Wall Street predictions and see how they panned out. We have done this in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 so it is a tradition to see which strategists did well and which missed the mark.

Last year, the strategists predicted a bull market for 2018 with an average target of +6%, 2850, for the S&P 500. Those predictions looked pretty good heading into the fourth quarter, but after a sharp decline, all of them badly missed the mark as the S&P 500 suffered through a terrible stretch and hit a year to date low of 2346 on Christmas Eve. The best of the best was Citibank's Tobias Levkovich and UBS's Ben Laidler who both predicted a slightly down year. Now let's take a look at their thoughts on 2019...

Leadership tries to instill calm but instead sparks fear

Since the end of September, the market has been shaken by the China trade dispute, Fed rate hikes and a government shutdown. On October 31st, I wrote "Is the Fed triggering the next bear market?" and Runnymede began taking some risk off the table for client accounts. We believe this is prudent given that we are in the 2nd longest economic expansion in history. While economic data hasn't shown signs of a recession as of yet, growth has certainly slowed and the government has less ammunition with its ballooning budget deficit. With stock market risks rising, the current administration is looking for answers and trying to instill calm, but it has had the opposite effect.

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