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It’s now time for 4 Your Money. We’re joined by David Nelson, CEO of NelsonCorp Wealth Management. Welcome back, David.
Thank you, Brandy. Appreciate it.
So financial markets saw an increase in volatility last week as the Fed had their annual meeting. What were the most important factors driving this shift?
Well, I think the Fed and the markets have been somewhat in sync as far as most of the year. What we’re finding now, however, is looking out forward. In other words, a little longer term, the Fed and the markets clearly are not in sync. The piece that I brought along today, it’s a nice chart. It’s given the folks a nice visual of the Fed Committee meetings, and what we are finding here, the individuals from the dots, each one of them represents a vote from one of the committee members. What we see here on the left is 2023. They’re pretty much in sync. They’re kind of in the same area. As we move to the right, we’re going out to ’24, ’25, and Longer Term. And what we see there is that there’s quite a difference in opinions as far as where things are going to be as far as interest rates going forward. And these are really important pertaining to decisions people are making pertaining to their money. The red line is just trying to give us the average as far as of them.
As you can see, the trend line is clearly down. And again, whether this is indicating recession concerns, we don’t know exactly, but the bottom line is, the market and the Fed Committee aren’t necessarily in sync.
Okay, so what does this mean for viewers’ investments?
Well, I think people need to be cautious. This is only one item. It’s one that’s very, very important as far as decisions going forward. But I would not be aggressive at this point in time. We’ve had a nice run. It’s probably time to protect some of the gains that you’ve had so far this year.
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