Fed Speak

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Fed Speak

Most people have heard about the Federal Reserve, but I’ve found that few understand the many roles it plays in the overall economy over the years.

The Fed makes headlines every few weeks by updating investors on what’s going on with interest rates. Most recently, the Fed said it’s prepared to raise interest rates next year to help manage our economy.

But some parts of the Fed’s job can be a bit of a head-scratcher. For example, did you know the Fed also is responsible for overall employment?

Part of my job is keeping an eye on the Federal Reserve. The Fed’s Board of Governors has eight regularly scheduled meetings a year (others, as needed), and when the two-day event ends, the Fed Chair updates the country on the economy. In the weeks that follow, Fed governors often schedule speeches to help clarify the Fed’s position on interest rates, inflation, and employment.

So if the Fed creates a headline that you don’t understand, please give me a call. I’ll help you translate the “Fed speak.

The content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information. The information in this material is not intended as tax or legal advice. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation.This material was developed and produced by FMG Suite to provide information on a topic that may be of interest. FMG Suite, LLC, is not affiliated with the named representative, broker-dealer, state- or SEC-registered investment advisory firm. The opinions expressed and material provided are for general information and should not be considered a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security.

Dr. Jason Van Duyn
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AQuest Wealth Strategies
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Dr. Jason Van Duyn CFP®, ChFC, CLU, MBA is a Registered Representative with and Securities and Advisory Services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor. Member FINRA & SIPC. The LPL Financial registered representative associated with this site may only discuss and/or transact securities business with residents of the following states: IN, IL, TX, MI, NC, AZ, VA, FL, OH and CO.

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Inside Inflation

Inside Inflation

Inside Inflation

If you’ve been watching inflation news in recent months, you might have found it a bit overwhelming. I know at our house, we’re paying more for everything from milk to batteries to holiday gifts this year.

I want you to know that I’m watching inflation closely, and keeping tabs on various economic indicators. Sometimes, as you know, the “devil is in the details.”

For example, have you noticed the inflation in the used car market? I did some research and found that used car prices are linked to new car inventories, which are at their lowest level in decades. Once dealerships can get more new cars in stock, used car prices are expected to fall.

Hope this helps you put today’s “pretty penny” prices into perspective. As always, give me a call if you’d like to chat about inflation or anything else that’s on your mind.

The content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information. The information in this material is not intended as tax or legal advice. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation.This material was developed and produced by FMG Suite to provide information on a
topic that may be of interest. FMG Suite, LLC, is not affiliated with the named representative, broker-dealer, state- or SEC-registered investment advisory firm. The opinions expressed and material provided are for general information and should not be considered a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security.

Dr. Jason Van Duyn
586-731-6020
AQuest Wealth Strategies
President

Dr. Jason Van Duyn CFP®, ChFC, CLU, MBA is a Registered Representative with and Securities and Advisory Services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor. Member FINRA & SIPC. The LPL Financial registered representative associated with this site may only discuss and/or transact securities business with residents of the following states: IN, IL, TX, MI, NC, AZ, VA, FL, OH and CO.

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The Power of the Consumer

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The Power of the Consumer

A confident consumer can be a powerful ally in an economy. But when the consumer starts to have questions, we can measure consumer confidence in everything from retail sales to home buying to the personal savings rate.

In recent months, consumer confidence has been falling as inflation expectations have been rising. So, if inflation slows, does that mean the consumer will regain confidence? It’s possible, but other factors can influence consumer confidence, including perceptions of COVID-19.1,2

When the consumer does regain confidence, we may expect it to be a powerful force driving economic growth. Many may base the 2022 U.S. economic outlooks on a rebound in consumer confidence, leading to increased spending.3

In some ways, the only consumer confidence that matters is yours. Are you optimistic about 2022, or do you have concerns or doubts that are holding you back? We look forward to hearing from you.

1. SCA.ISR.UMich.edu, November 2021
2. Conference.Board.org, November 2021
3. MorganStanley.com, November 22, 2021

The forecasts or forward-looking statements about the 2022 economy are based on assumptions, subject to revision without notice, and may not materialize.

The content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information. The information in this material is not intended as tax or legal advice. Please consult legal or tax professionals for specific information regarding your individual situation. This material was developed and produced by FMG Suite to provide information on a topic that may be of interest. FMG Suite, LLC, is not affiliated with the named representative, broker-dealer, state- or SEC-registered investment advisory firm. The opinions expressed and material provided are for general information and should not be considered a solicitation for the purchase or sale of any security

Dr. Jason Van Duyn
586-731-6020
AQuest Wealth Strategies
President

Dr. Jason Van Duyn CFP®, ChFC, CLU, MBA is a Registered Representative with and Securities and Advisory Services offered through LPL Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor. Member FINRA & SIPC. The LPL Financial registered representative associated with this site may only discuss and/or transact securities business with residents of the following states: IN, IL, TX, MI, NC, AZ, VA, FL, OH and CO.

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