The Week Ahead: April 26, 2021: Is Bitcoin a boom or bust, TFG House View, Register for our upcoming Client Only webinar, Market Update, Social Security and Insurance month, COVID-19 update, all this and more in The Week Ahead!
Posted on April 30, 2021
CAN YOU MAKE A BACKDOOR ROTH IRA CONTRIBUTION? (NEW)
Backdoor Roth IRA Contribution Announcement
Provided by Taylor Financial Group
With taxes likely going up, a Roth IRA could be the best retirement strategy available to you and your family as it potentially decreases taxes and allows you to pass on more wealth to your heirs…Read More
TFG’S MONTHLY UPDATE (NEW)
The House View: TFG’s Investment Update
Provided by Taylor Financial Group
These markets continue to shock and awe. Aside from the entertainment value, there is plenty to keep an eye on. With that in mind, see below three themes we are watching closely for the second quarter, as well as our current asset allocation tilts…Read More
GOLDMAN SACHS MARKET PULSE (NEW)
Perspectives from GSAM Strategic Advisory Solutions
Goldman Sachs Asset Management Resource Provided by Taylor Financial Group, LLC
With the $1.9T American Rescue Plan (ARP) passed, we have revised our growth expectations for the US up to 7.2% in 2021. The Biden administration has proposed several trillion in infrastructure, healthcare, and education investment. Unlike the ARP, this spending may be less front-loaded and growth impulses will likely be spread over the next decade…Read More
CURRENT STATE OF THE MARKET (NEW)
Weekly Market Commentary 04.26.2021
S&P Shows Strong Growth as Housing Prices Continue to Climb
Published by The Carson Group, LLC
S&P 500 earnings are exceeding elevated expectations. Before earnings season began, S&P 500 earnings were expected to grow 23.6% as businesses rallied from lower earnings during the COVID shutdowns from one year ago. Based on the first quarter of companies reporting, earnings are now expected to grow more than 33.8%, and revenue is now expected to rise 7.5%….Read More
JOIN US FOR AN EXCLUSIVE CLIENT ONLY WEBINAR! *CHANGE OF DATE* (NEW)
Master Your Retirement
Key Actions To Take To Secure The Retirement You Want
Wednesday, May 5th at 4:15 pm EST
(Note the new date)
Here’s what Debbie will address:
1. 6 things you can do to prepare for Retirement
2. The three core characteristics of an ideal Retirement Portfolio
3. How to help make sure your retirement accounts are on track
4. Are you paying too much in taxes? Is your retirement plan tax-efficient?
5. How to help protect your Retirement Nest Egg against longevity risk, inflation risk, and market risk
RESERVE YOUR DIGITAL FRONT ROW SEAT WITH HAMILTON STAR, LESLIE ODOM, JR.! (NEW)
In The Room with Hamilton Star, Leslie Odom, Jr.
Thursday, June 17th at 2:00 PM EST
Join us for an exclusive conversation and performance with Grammy and Tony Award-winning Hamilton star, Oscar-nominated actor, and author Leslie Odom, Jr.
On Thursday, June 17, you and your family are invited to join us for an invitation-only conversation and performance with a legend in the making: Leslie Odom, Jr.
Get your digital front-row seat as Leslie shares his journey to success in word and music. His journey was never inevitable, including many setbacks he writes about in his bestselling book Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning.
If you saw Hamilton, the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, you know that this Grammy and Tony-winner, who played Aaron Burr, can shine on stage. Leslie is shining on the big screen now, with two Academy Award nominations for his role as the legendary Sam Cooke—one of the most influential soul artists of all time—in the movie, One Night in Miami.
Beyond his amazing talent, Leslie is a tremendous example of a person who has leaned on the advice and trust of others in order to break through and realize his potential. This event promises to be an unforgettable experience.
APRIL IS INSURANCE AND SOCIAL SECURITY MONTH! (NEW)
Life Expectancy and Social Security
Resource Provided by Taylor Financial Group
Life expectancy is a critical element in Social Security planning. Because benefits continue for life, the total amount you stand to receive over your lifetime hinges on how long you and your spouse live. In fact, we could add a new strategy for maximizing Social Security benefits—to live a really, really long time. Nothing maximizes total Social Security benefits more than extreme longevity….Read More
PRESIDENT BIDEN’S TAX PLANS (NEW)
Are you wondering how President Biden’s Tax Plan will affect you?
Flowcharts provided by Taylor Financial Group
President Biden’s administration has outlined a tax policy built upon the agenda introduced during his campaign. Biden’s tax plan focuses on raising taxes on corporations and affluent households while increasing credits for moderate- to lower-income households. With Democratic control of Congress, changes outlined in President Biden’s tax plan have an increased possibility of becoming a reality. At what time, in what form, and to what extent remains to be seen; however, another round of tax law changes is likely on the horizon.
The term “vaccine passport” generally refers to a smartphone app that can quickly confirm that someone has received a Covid-19 vaccine, so the phone’s owner can do things like enter a venue or board a plane. The debate over vaccine passports, however, often confuses these apps with the broader issue of how vaccination records are handled…Read More
Becoming hyper-focused on only one aspect of a problem is pretty much never a good approach. A racecar driver who only focuses on speed and ignores strategy won’t win races, at least not many of them. A carpenter who only hammers in nails won’t build strong structures.
Tom Fridrich, JD, CLU, ChFC®, Senior Wealth Planner We’ve all asked ourselves whether it’s too early to retire (usually after a particularly challenging commute or dealing with a difficult client). You may have even gone so far as to take a sneak peek at your account statements …
By Debra Taylor, CPA/PFS, JD, CDFA™ Dear Friends, For investors, it may feel like déjà vu all over again as inﬂation and the Fed dominate market headlines on a day-to-day basis. After all, the numerous market swings last year were driven by ever-changing expectations around the Fed – …