Since the start of the economic recovery in mid-2009, real GDP has grown at an average annual rate of 2.1%. The second quarter of this year doesn’t look much different. Our calculations suggest real GDP grew at a 2.5% annual rate in Q2, exactly the same as the consensus forecast. That’s an acceleration from the […]
The Federal Reserve just finished its annual round of large bank stress tests. The banks all passed – meaning they had enough capital to withstand a massive financial shock and deep recession. These stress tests are the political result of the government blaming banks, and not Fannie and Freddie, for the 2008 Panic and are […]
There is a big difference between a financial planner and an investment advisor. It isn’t about what is hot today in the market, it is about long term planning. Watch our video for more information:
Last Friday, payroll employment data, from a survey of businesses, showed the US created just 98,000 jobs in March. The consensus of forecasters had expected job growth of 175,000. The other jobs number, which comes from a survey of households, showed 472,000 new jobs in March. Private jobs have now grown for 85 consecutive months, […]
People worry about current events affecting their retirement funds. If you invest correctly, there is no one event that can affect your retirement portfolio. Watch our video blog from Rogan & Associates founder Michael Rogan for more on this topic.
The US economy has grown at an average annual rate of only 2.1% since the recovery started in mid-2009, far slower than during the economic expansions of the 1980s and 1990s. Many analysts tie some of the slower growth to slower expansion in the labor force due to retiring Boomers and the end of the […]
Michael Rogan, founder of Rogan & Associates discusses why you shouldn’t take what you hear in the media to heart.
Excellent summary of what changes to expect (Obamacare, corporation tax cut, Medicaid, fuel industry, etc.) with President-elect Trump in office by Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist at First Trust. Revolution Elections have consequences and the impact on U.S. economic policy of last week’s election will be enormous. We’re sure we’ll be writing about all of […]
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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 […]