Trajan's Tactical Tips
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When inflation increases, people often feel the sting of paying more for groceries, gas, and almost everything else. Many may feel inflation is terrible because their paychecks are shrinking, and they don’t like paying more for the same items. But inflation also has positive benefits. Yes, really. There is an upside to inflation.
In estate planning, we often talk about gifts and gifting, typically within the context of money, assets, and taxes. Kent Phelps, attorney and Trajan Estate CEO, believes that our values are the most important gifts we can give our heirs. Among these, the gift of work ranks as one of the most valuable. Phelps shares his story here.
The S&P 500 was up 8.7% in the second quarter and 19.4% over the past year. Despite fears of inflation, rising interest rates, and a weakening economy, investors are optimistic about future earnings growth. That’s especially true in the technology sector, where there have been rapid advances in artificial intelligence. We encourage investors to ignore the short term so they can focus on their long-term financial plan.
As the US economy remains in a late economic cycle for an extended period, it’s important to remember that the stock market is the story of cycles, and human behavior is responsible for overreactions in both directions. Despite the transition to a tightening monetary policy environment, the markets continued to improve overall in June. However, we still expect high market volatility going forward.
Investors may not fully understand how a strategy called asset location may help improve returns and lower their overall tax bill using these different types of accounts. Here, we outline what you need to know about each account type.
High-earning women have become the newest face of wealth and will increase their net worth even more. Women have unique needs that often differ from their male counterparts. Taking action to manage their wealth and plan for their future can help women pursue financial confidence, regardless of their income.