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Macro 5/13/2024

Economic Crossroads: What Lies Ahead for Consumers as Excess Savings Evaporates?

As excess savings from COVID stimulus evaporate, US consumers face challenges. High credit card debt, BNPL schemes, and rising delinquencies paint ...

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Financial Advisor 5/7/2024

The Great Wealth Transfer: Here’s What You Need To Know

Discover the implications of the "Great Wealth Transfer" for generations to come. Explore its economic impacts and how financial advisors can guid...

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Macro 5/3/2024

The Dunham Deep Dive: Three Interesting Things I'm Looking At

The US job market showing signs of cooling all around. The Japanese yen hit a 34-year low against the dollar, seemingly triggering government inter...

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Banking 4/30/2024

Is Our Financial System Facing the Consequences of Moral Hazard?

Explore the dynamics of government intervention and moral hazard in banking. Understand how client trust in government-backed insurance can fuel ri...

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Macro 4/26/2024

Trading Shots: Escalating Trade Wars and Echoes from the Great Depression

I've highlighted the looming specter of escalating trade tensions, particularly targeting China. This isn't just about economics; it's about the po...

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Retirement 4/23/2024

Preparing for Retirement: Understanding Challenges and Options

Explore the journey of retirement planning, filled with excitement and anxiety. Discover how financial advisors help navigate financial uncertainti...

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Dunham Deep Dive 4/22/2024

The Dunham Deep Dive: Three Interesting Things I'm Looking At

The electric vehicle sector faces challenges amid soaring Chinese exports, leading to layoffs and declining sales. Meanwhile, US inflation remains ...

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Retirement 4/16/2024

“Eating Your Retirement Funds”: How Food Erodes Your Nest Egg

Are your clients prepared to dine comfortably in retirement? This article sheds light on the importance of budgeting for post-career meals, emphas...

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Macro 4/15/2024

They Say Demographics Are Destiny: If So, Things May Look Pretty Bleak

The decline in birth rates poses challenges: an aging population, declining workforce, and strained social programs. Despite efforts, global ferti...

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Retirement 4/9/2024

Riding the Wave: Exploring the Surging Retirement Boom Amidst the Wealth Effect

The wealth effect, driven by rising asset values, fuels spending and early retirement. Pandemic-era stimulus amplified this trend, leading to a sur...

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Dunham Deep Dive 4/5/2024

The Dunham Deep Dive: Three Interesting Things I'm Looking At Today

Amidst a bird flu outbreak in the US, egg prices may soar as supply dwindles. Meanwhile, corporate bankruptcies surge, signaling economic instabili...

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