There is a lot of news related to the stock market, but the large majority of it is totally short term oriented. Of course, news agencies offer what the viewer requests and daily changes in gold or stock prices can keep the mind busy and ratings high. However, I wonder whether there is much value in the provided data. In this weekly video series I will try to give a long term perspective on what is going on in financial markets and the economy.
This week's news is related to the recent increase in interest rates, but not at whether it was expected. Rather, I discuss the sustainability of the FED's actions in relation to the important factors pushing this economy forward. A look at the impact on long term and short term yields is also very telling.
I conclude with a discussion of wealth creation, touching on the mean and median net wealth numbers and how they have significantly diverged as a direct result of the FED's actions. It will be very interesting how this situation will evolve in the future and we have to be smart about how we position ourselves. Enjoy the video.
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