It is important to admit when you are wrong. It may not happen often, but it does happen. Here is my error and why it happened.
The Federal Reserve Chairman is a position with a lot of power. Essentially this person is god as everything he says or even infers is taken as gospel. The position does not pay millions of dollars a year and typically it is filled by an academic. Only rarely does it get filled by person with real life experience. So the attraction to the position is mainly for power and influence... and most important legacy.
So my error was in thinking that Jerome Powell wanted to be remembered as a Paul Volker type, who killed inflation. However after the recent Fed meeting, it appears as if Powell is comfortable becoming the next Arthur Burns... Who fell over himself and did nothing and maybe even helped the US experience inflations rates approaching 20%. It was a crazy period of time to say the least and Powell may have just blundered into Burns' mistake. Only time will tell, but arrogance knows no bounds.. Just ask our politicians.
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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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