Beware Deflation Is Back


Beware Deflation Is Back

Another Fed meeting and another disappointment for someone. We look at the CPI numbers and then the Fed decision to pause on rate hikes and it make me scratch my head in confusion. They say they are worried about inflation, and maybe raising rates 1-2 more times this year, yet inflation is dropping quickly, the economy seems to be fine and interest rates are higher than they have been in 20 years. 

Are we living in the twilight zone, Alice and Wonderland, or fantasy land. it's not entirely clear, but one thing is clear... The Fed is determined to squash inflation no matter what. 

If they keep on this path, it leads to deflation, which is another boogieman they are afraid of. We will see which monster under the bed they are afraid of most. Both are bad choices, but they cannot sit this one out. 

I'm still sticking to my claim that we could hit 0% inflation by year end. We are halfway through the year and accelerating towards that number. I might hit the target earlier than expected.

Join us this week for another exciting episode about what the end of world looks like. Don't hate us for being optimists 🙂

"Cash is not trash... Cash is King"   - Kirk Chisholm

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Today's Guest:  Kirk Chisholm

Kirk Chisholm is a Wealth Manager and Principal at Innovative Advisory Group, an independent Registered Investment Advisor located in Lexington, MA. He has been providing wealth management services to individuals, executives, entrepreneurs, and their families since 1999. He is an outside the box thinker, risk manager, inflation expert, blogger, podcaster, and all-around interesting guy. Kirk is dedicated to developing lasting relationships with all of his clients and their families. One of the benefits of working with Kirk is his patience, empathy, and his ability to provide clear and easy-to-understand explanations to complex financial topics.

Kirk developed a unique philosophy for the wealth management industry called Risk Management First. The medical field has a similar way of thinking of “first do no harm”. This philosophy focuses on risk management for clients in all aspects of their lives in ways the industry does not address. Risk management does not stop with investments. It also requires working closely with other professionals to address areas of their financial lives not currently being met.

In 2008, Kirk co-founded Innovative Advisory Group to address the needs not being addressed by the wealth management industry. It started with specializing in alternative assets held in retirement accounts (i.e. self directed IRAs/401ks). Then the company expanded into the specialization of college funding (i.e. planning, strategy, and paying the least possible for a high quality education), Risk Management First, exit planning for business owners, advanced planning (estate, tax, etc), and providing practice management and leadership training to other financial advisors, accountants and attorneys. 

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