Fed

Fed Note: May 2022

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee turned more aggressive in this month’s meeting by raising the key fed funds interest rate by 0.50%—for the first time in over twenty years by that amount—to a new range of 0.75-1.00%. There were no dissents.

Ukraine

Market Update: Ukraine Conflict

A quick note from The H Group…With Russia’s decision to invade Ukraine, markets are experiencing increased volatility as they try to price in the geopolitical fallout.  We do anticipate volatility may remain high until there is a better understanding of how far Putin’s plans may span and the extent of which sanctions may be applied by the West.

social security

Social Security’s Uncertain Future: What You Should Know

Social Security’s Uncertain Future: What You Should Know Social Security is a pay-as-you-go system, which means today’s workers are paying taxes for the benefits received by today’s retirees. However, demographic trends such as lower birth rates, higher retirement rates, and longer life spans are causing long-run fiscal challenges. There are simply not enough U.S. workers…