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Welcome to Ford Financial Group's Financial Insights Podcast, where we review subjects relevant to investing, and topics that impact our clients and their plans for retirement.Investment advice is offered through Ford Financial Group, a Registered Investment Advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial. The Financial Advisors of Ford Financial Group are also Registered Representatives with and securities are offered through LPL Financial, Member SIPC, www.sipc.org.For a list of states in which we are registered to do business, please visit www.FordFG.com.1-856451

Welcome to Ford Financial Group's Financial Insights Podcast, where we review subjects relevant to investing, and topics that impact our clients and their plans for retirement.Investment advice is offered through Ford Financial Group, a Registered Investment Advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial. The Financial Advisors of Ford Financial Group are also Registered Representatives with and securities are offered through LPL Financial, Member SIPC, www.sipc.org.For a list of states in which we are registered to do business, please visit www.FordFG.com.1-856451

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Welcome to Ford Financial Group's Financial Insights Podcast, where we review subjects relevant to investing, and topics that impact our clients and their plans for retirement.Investment advice is offered through Ford Financial Group, a Registered Investment Advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial. The Financial Advisors of Ford Financial Group are also Registered Representatives with and securities are offered through LPL Financial, Member SIPC, www.sipc.org.For a list of states in which we are registered to do business, please visit www.FordFG.com.1-856451

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English

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855-449-8669


Episodes

Historically Bad Half for Stocks and Bonds, Does it Get Better?

7/8/2022
This week, Brian talks about how a historically weak quarter, six months, and year for stocks, bonds, and the two combined is now behind us. With stocks and bonds both showing weakness, not surprisingly a 60/40 balanced portfolio that combines the two has also shown weakness. ASince 1976 (the inception of the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index), the second quarter of 2022 was the fifth worst for the S&P 500 Index (“S&P 500”), the fourth weakest for the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index...

Duration:00:14:26

Rate Hikes and Stock Market Limbo

6/22/2022
Last week the Federal Reserve announced its first 0.75% move since November 1994. The possibility of a 0.75% hike seemed unlikely even a week ago, but an upside surprise in the latest reading of Consumer Price Index (CPI) index inflation, released on Friday, June 10, changed everything as short-term yields soared and market-implied rate hike expectations climbed higher. This week Brian talks about how the Fed still has to remain credibly committed to bringing down inflation and how it's not...

Duration:00:14:38

Bear Market Bonus!

6/14/2022
In this bonus episode, Brian discusses some of the questions asked of him in a recent interview relating to the stock market drop, bear markets, recessions, inflation, and interest rates. Check out the interview here: CBS47 Interview Ford Financial Group on Facebook Ford Financial Group on YouTube Questions? Find us at FordFG.com Email us at info@fordfg.com Music: Cold Funk - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Source. Tracking ID:

Duration:00:16:50

Was that the Low?

6/3/2022
Stocks rallied hard the prior week week, as the S&P 500 Index broke a seven week losing streak in resounding fashion; its 6.6% gain was the best since November 2020. That strong response from equities, following one of the worst starts to the year ever, has many investors questioning, “Was that the low?” While we are certainly open to that possibility, Brian takes a look at why the technical picture suggests volatility is likely to remain elevated in the near term. Sign up for Our June 2022...

Duration:00:19:25

Difficult Outlook for Consumer Discretionary

5/19/2022
While the S&P 500 Index has not officially entered bear market territory, plenty of areas of the market have. This week, Brian talks about how the consumer discretionary sector is one of them with a 35% drop from its November 2021 high. And as we heard from some of the biggest retailers during earnings season, the outlook is only getting tougher as energy prices soar and supply chain problems persist. Sign up for Our June 2022 Webinar: REGISTER HERE Chart: Worst Earnings Season for...

Duration:00:11:15

Is the 60/40 Portfolio Dead?

5/13/2022
It’s been a tough year so far for a traditional “60/40” portfolio, a portfolio of 60% stocks and 40% bonds. Using the S&P 500 Index and the Bloomberg U.S. Aggregate Bond Index (“Agg”) to represent stocks and bonds, the traditional 60/40 is down 14.0% as of market close on May 11 on a total return basis, which would trail only 2008 as the worst year on record if that’s where we ended the year, but this week Brian explains how the 60/40 portfolio is diversified, and why this recent correction...

Duration:00:19:44

Fed Meeting & Jobs Report Recap

5/6/2022
Ford Financial Group on Facebook Ford Financial Group on YouTube Questions? Find us at FordFG.com Email us at info@fordfg.com Music: Cold Funk - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Source. Tracking ID: 1-05274297, 1-05277718

Duration:00:14:12

Time to Talk about Recession

4/29/2022
This week Brian gets down to business and talks about the likelihood of a recession this year. Not all recessions are created equal. Previous downturns in the U.S. were prompted by various shocks, with the most recent recession started by health and government-induced shutdowns. Other recessions started in the corporate sector, whereas some started from commodity shocks. The next one could start from geopolitical tensions. Nonetheless, we think the current business and consumer environments...

Duration:00:17:26

Markets Drop on Continued Inflation Concerns

4/25/2022
For the third straight week, the U.S. market indexes finished lower as the continued Eastern European conflict along with inflation concerns renewed investor worries about future corporate profits. This week Brian recaps the difficult April for markets, and how bonds may not be offering the protection some investors are looking for. Ford Financial Group on Facebook Ford Financial Group on YouTube Questions? Find us at FordFG.com Email us at info@fordfg.com Music: Cold Funk - Funkorama...

Duration:00:13:16

What Will Ease Inflation?

4/14/2022
The US Labor Department reported this week that the March 2022 inflation metrics soared to highs last seen in December 1981. After rising 1.2% from a month ago, prices are now 8.5% above last year and over 11% above March 2020. This week Brian discussed what categories in the inflation report could lead the way on bringing these eye-popping numbers back down. Ford Financial Group on Facebook Ford Financial Group on YouTube Questions? Find us at FordFG.com Email us at...

Duration:00:12:59

Is the Yield Curve Signaling Recession?

4/8/2022
One of the biggest stories over the past few weeks has been the inversion of various points on the U.S. Treasury yield curve. The more well-known 2-year/10-year yield curve spread inverted on April 1, 2022 for the first time since 2019, while the 5-year/30-year inverted for the first time since 2006 on March 28. What is a yield curve? The yield curve plots the yield of different maturity bonds, usually Treasuries. In normal times, a longer dated bond should have a higher yield than a...

Duration:00:20:50

The Yellow Caution Light is Flashing

4/1/2022
This week, Brian first talks about how stocks have rallied back nicely over the past couple of weeks, with the S&P 500 up more than 10% off its March 14 low. While some would suggest that the market is sniffing out a potential compromise to end Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine, which is certainly possible, that’s probably not the whole story. Corporate profits may be another element of the bulls’ thinking in driving the latest rebound. Next, Brian discusses how the Conference Board...

Duration:00:14:51

How Bonds and Stocks Bounce Back

3/25/2022
Core fixed income returns are off to one of the worst starts to a year ever. However, this week Brian discusses one of the positive characteristics of many fixed income investments is that we have a fairly good idea what to expect out of prospective fixed income returns and that is starting yields. Also, after their recent rebound, stocks are only down about 6% from record highs in January based on the S&P 500 Index. It’s fair to say stocks have been resilient in the face of may obvious...

Duration:00:12:42

Russia, Oil, and the Fed: March 11th Casual Friday

3/11/2022
This week Ryan and Brian connected to talk about Russia and the war in Ukraine, oil and gas prices, and what might be in store from the Fed next week. Ford Financial Group on Facebook Ford Financial Group on YouTube Questions? Find us at FordFG.com Email us at info@fordfg.com Music: Cold Funk - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Source. Tracking ID:

Duration:00:23:34

Russia Doesn't Matter as Much as You Think (Economically and Financially)

3/7/2022
With all eyes on the war in Ukraine, we continue to pray for the safety of the Ukrainian people and the sovereignty of their nation. It’s a tough time to talk economics and markets, but that’s what you come here for so we’ll continue to do our best to help investors make the best possible decisions during these difficult and uncertain times. Ford Financial Group on Facebook Ford Financial Group on YouTube Questions? Find us at FordFG.com Email us at info@fordfg.com Music: Cold Funk -...

Duration:00:11:09

11 Things To Know About Russia and Ukraine

2/24/2022
Global stock markets are selling off hard after Russian military forces attacked a broad range of targets across Ukraine last night while Russian President Putin vowed to replace Ukraine’s government. Brian talks about what it might mean for stocks and the economy? Ford Financial Group on Facebook Ford Financial Group on YouTube Questions? Find us at FordFG.com Email us at info@fordfg.com Music: Cold Funk - Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution...

Duration:00:14:03

How Many Seats Could The Democrats Lose In November?

2/18/2022
One of the most popular questions we’ve received lately is what could happen in the upcoming midterm election? Although we are a long way away from Election Day, it is important to note that a new president has historically lost about 30 House seats in the midterm election. This week Brian discusses how, with the Democrats holding a historically small majority in the House currently, a swing this size would give the Republicans control and what that could mean for markets. Ford Financial...

Duration:00:09:29

Inflation Surprise Shifts Fed Expectations and S&P 500 Technical Setup

2/11/2022
Should we be surprised at inflation surprises at this point? This week Brian discusses how the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the most well known measure of inflation, climbed 7.5% over the last year through January, its highest reading since 1982, according to data released this morning by the Labor Department. Also, we talk technicals for the S&P 500, and whether a retest of the lows forthcoming. Ford Financial Group on Facebook Ford Financial Group on YouTube Questions? Find us at...

Duration:00:16:17

What a Big Down January Means for Stocks

2/1/2022
There’s an old adage on Wall Street that suggests, “As goes January, so goes the year,” and it has an impressive track record. Simply put, when the first month of the year was green, it bodes well for the rest of the year (and vice versa). This week, Brian talks about how worried investors should be, given stocks closed red in January. Ford Financial Group on Facebook Ford Financial Group on YouTube Questions? Find us at FordFG.com Email us at info@fordfg.com Music: Cold Funk -...

Duration:00:11:12

Have We Reached The In Peak Omicron Cases?

1/21/2022
Have we reached the peak in new COVID-19 cases in the United States linked to the Omicron variant, and how is its rapid spread affecting U.S. consumer behavior? This week we look to high-frequency data for early clues and see that Omicron appears to be moderating behavior in a similar way that Delta did in the fall of 2021. Ford Financial Group on Facebook Ford Financial Group on YouTube Questions? Find us at FordFG.com Email us at info@fordfg.com Music: Cold Funk - Funkorama by Kevin...

Duration:00:11:27