Wealth around the world has never been higher. Between strong home price appreciation globally and a decade long equity market bull market, total household wealth is approximately $400 trillion. Yes, you heard that right, $400 trillion.
Wow is all I can say after looking at the BEA’s Savings Rate report. Total personal saving was $6 trillion in March which drove the savings rate just over 27% when you add the epic amounts of new cash people are getting.
Consumers drive roughly 70% of U.S. economic output. Collectively, we are a very important cohort to track for the overall direction and health of the economy. The consumer, here and abroad, is the most important factor driving economies which makes our actions and expectations key to the stock market.
This post provides 10 stocks out of the Nasdaq-100 Index that investors can expect to benefit from a rise in inflation and 10 stocks that are expected to be negatively impacted by a rise in inflation. Financial advisors and investors need to be aware of how inflation is likely to impact their holdings and portfolios.
My team and I are constantly looking forward, and trying to get into the mind of consumers to identify potential investment opportunities. 2020 was the year where portfolio concentration, expensive growth stocks and active trading was a winning trio. 2021 thus far has been the mirror opposite with value significantly outperforming growth and re-opening stocks and cyclicals offering strong portfolio value.
As we explained in “The Next Stage of Disruptors: Part 1,” we discussed the start of “the Age of the New Disruptor,” innovative disruptive industries' historical economic dominance, and the microeconomics of innovation. We also highlighted tier 1 disruptors, innovations or technological advancements that have started to gain mainstream adoption, creating some of the most coveted growth investment opportunities to date.
Recently, many of us had probably noticed that when the 10-year U.S. government bond yield increased, the Nasdaq-100 Index tended to drop in value. This post will demonstrate what other economic exposures of the Nasdaq-100 are using the patented 18-factor model created by MacroRisk Analytics®. Financial advisors and investors can use this information to better understand the risks and opportunities involved with an investment in the Nasdaq-100.
Many yearn for a degree of pre-COVID norms. Nevertheless, as we gradually adapt to the stubborn social standards spawned by the pandemic's reaction, we cannot forget the opportunities it has created and behavioral expectations that will likely remain.