How I See It (Part 2)…

Predictions For 2021 – Part 2

As a result of the Georgia Senate elections on January 5th, we have regime change. The Democratic Party now controls the White House and both chambers on Capitol Hill. They are free to enact almost any economic, regulatory or fiscal legislation they desire as long as they can agree amongst themselves and pass muster with the Supreme Court. None of what they do will be undone until the Republican Party regains control of all three legs of the stool. In the past 40 years one party has had complete control in only 14 of them, so it could be a while until that happens. Here is what I think we will see from the Federal Government in the coming year from a fiscal and economic perspective.

For the first few months, they will be tied up trying to implement their own Covid plan. We can expect more stimulus money being distributed to almost everyone, unemployment payments being expanded and extended and more aid of some sort being directed at small businesses. This plethora of money chasing fewer goods and services will lead to increased inflation, that’s Econ 101. Sustained inflation will lead to higher market interest rates – the Fed will not be able to stop this over any extended period.

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How I See It (Part 1)…

Predictions For 2021 – Part 1

I don’t have a crystal ball, but being well into my 4th decade of helping people navigate the financial world, I like to think I have a good feel for what might be coming down the road.

We all know the pandemic will mitigate and end in the coming months, but what will be left it its wake?  And what is the new normal?  Let’s discuss some of what we might see and encounter.

As the economy fully reopens and people stop sheltering, there will be changes.  Some will be more temporary and some will be permanent.

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