Are We In A Recession? It Depends…

“Are we in a recession?” It’s a question many financial advisors have been fielding from their clients as economic uncertainty has only increased this year. The answer, however, depends on who you ask.  The short and technical definition of a recession is two consecutive quarters of negative GDP growth, which is exactly what occurred in … Continued

Economic Update — Reviewing Q2 2022

The bear officially came out of hibernation in the second quarter of 2022. Adding to a down Q1, all three major US indices fell by double-digit percentage points in Q2. The Dow ended the second quarter of 2022 10.8% lower, the S&P 500 was off 16.1%, and the NASDAQ posted a bear market performance in … Continued

How Oil and Gas Prices Impact the Economy

Since 2000, gas prices have exhibited a generally upward trend, with a few major pullbacks, and have also become increasingly volatile. It begs the question: why are gas prices going up all of a sudden? Lately, the conflict between Russia & Ukraine, rising inflation, and a global economic rebound are all combining to drive oil … Continued

Is The Stock Market The Economy? Charting with Charlie Bilello

Charlie Bilello, Founder and CEO of Compound Capital Advisors, joined YCharts to discuss the most important, current market trends for advisors and their clients. Illustrated through visuals that Charlie creates using YCharts, these trends and topics provide fascinating insights and also make for excellent talking points in your own client communication. YCharts users can access … Continued