At eight years, the current economic recovery is the third longest on record. Personal income, consumer spending, household assets, and net worth, are all at record highs. Stock markets are at record highs. Corporate profits are within striking distance of their all-time highs. Federal tax receipts are at record highs. So, how is it possible […]
If you read us regularly, and we hope you do, you know that we write each week about a topic we think is both important and timely. Last week, we were either clairvoyant, or extremely persuasive. We argued that unless and until the Federal Reserve reduced the size of its balance sheet (and unwound quantitative […]
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Despite what you might think, financial planning is not about numbers and math. Rogan & Associates founder Michael Rogan explains why in this video blog.
Are you confident you have a retirement plan for the future that will provide for you and your family despite what is going on in the world? Watch our video blog for more information.
Two weekend articles, in major US newspapers, left us shaking our heads. The Washington Post wrote that “economic growth actually kills people,” while The Wall Street Journal published a piece saying, ironically, we should get used to slow growth – it’s normal. Both are ridiculous. First, The Washington Post cited statistical studies that blame premature […]
One of the key excuses for the Federal Reserve to hold off raising rates again and again, and to raise them very slowly, is that inflation remains extremely low. The consumer price index is up only 1.1% in the past year. The Fedâ€™s preferred measure of inflation â€“ for personal consumption expenditures, or PCE […]
We thought we would take a moment in the midst of all the election noise to review where we are today, what you should expect between now and the end of the year, and what to expect from 2017 and beyond. First, letâ€™s talk about where each of you are today and how you are […]
Listen to Michael Rogan, the founder of Rogan & Associates discuss Index Funds and why they may or may not be right for you. http://ow.ly/KO6s302058G
Great points by Ben Carlson on investing: 10 Things I Believe About Investing 1. I believe simple beats complex, but simple is much harder to implement because complex will always sound more intelligent and feel more comfortable to buy into. 2. I believe investors spend far too much time worrying about their buy or sell […]