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Inflation remains the story. We’re watching the Fed write the script and processing the market’s reaction while trying to understand at what point we’ll have a recession and how deep it will be. While the Fed is not likely done raising rates, this week’s .75% hike may be the last large hike. Real estate has started to correct, which should help

Bill Gross pioneered the bond investment management business as we know it today. Along the way, he was dubbed the Bond King and was named Morningstar Fixed Income Manager of the Decade (2000 – 2009) and Fixed Income Manager of the Year three times. Pimco, the firm he co-founded and where he served as its Chief Investment Officer until 2014,

Heading into this year our team decided to start investing more in real assets. I summarized our outlook here, but the main takeaway outside of additional inflation protection was:

Shifting a portion of your portfolio from bonds to real assets continues to be important. Real assets diversify a portfolio. They have higher return expectations than bonds, which helps your

Understanding your messenger’s agenda and filtering the information you consume accordingly is an essential skill for your financial independence journey.

No one has the time or aptitude to learn everything they need to from all angles. We need shortcuts, and a common one is relying on experts and opinion makers. We all do it. There’s a lot of information available

I don’t anticipate monthly economic reports like they’re the next season of Narcos, or The Mandalorian. Sorry, Billions, you used to be on this list, but I gave up on the endless feuds and plots. Your characters deserve each other (come for the finance talk, stay for the bad TV reviews).

Anyway…I was anxious for the July inflation report this