Vacation Homes

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Is owning a vacation home all that it is cracked up to be? Are vacation homes a good investment. In this week’s podcast The Market Commentator is joined by estate planning attorney Maureen O’Leary to discuss the pros and cons of owning a vacation home.

Is The Start of A Recession Inevitable?

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Recession fears have been growing in recent weeks. In this week’s podcast, the Market Commentator considers whether the start of a new recession, either this year or next, is a forgone conclusion? Or, might the Fed be able to bring inflation back to the central bank’s 2% target rate without causing the U.S. economy to contract?

It’s official. We’re in a Bear Market.

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With the S&P 500 index having fallen by more than 20% from its all-time high set in January, a new bear market has “officially” begun. In today’s podcast Mr. Commentator shares some bear market history, his thoughts on how long the current bear market may last, and offers some suggests on what to do –and not do—to weather the storm.

Mr. Market is Dazed and Confused

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In this week’s podcast, the Market Commentator discusses how the simultaneous decline in stocks and bonds, mixed economic signals and a surge in market volatility have left both institutional and individual investors befuddled as to what to come next.

The Big Sell-Off

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In this week’s podcast The Market Commentator explores why stocks and bond prices have been hit hard since the start of the second quarter, and shares his thoughts about what the future may have in store and how to prepare for it.