3 Factors to Know for Rising Interest Rate Conditions

The 2022 economy has broken multiple records, first, with the highest inflation rate in 40 years, and now, the highest federal reserve interest rates since 2008.[1] In efforts to curb raging inflation, the US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates six times in 2022, reaching a target of 3.75% in November.[2] This rise in the […]

Inflation Finds its Way to Your Wallet

Inflation Finds its Way to Your Wallet South Park Capital

There’s no doubt that people have been feeling the effects of inflation on their wallets. Everything from food to gas to home repair products seems to be increasing every day. Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell, is taking inflation very seriously, raising interest rates to combat the explosion of inflation. And although the moves have made […]

Inflation Presents Unique Risks – Know How You’ll Respond

Inflation Presents Unique Risks – Know How You’ll Respond South Park Capital

If your weekly grocery bill is noticeably higher or you can’t believe how expensive gas is, you’re not alone. Inflation is at 40-year highs,[1] and a recent poll found that 52% of Americans said the most important issue facing the country is inflation.[2] It’s significant that so many Americans recognized inflation as a major threat […]

You Can’t Stop Inflation, But You Can Prepare

You Can’t Stop Inflation, But You Can Prepare South Park Capital

Did you ever hear your parents or grandparents talk about how much less everything used to cost? They weren’t exaggerating – in 1960, a gallon of conventional whole milk was 31 cents, and today it’s $3.77 on average.[1] A few dollars might not seem like much, but that’s a 1,116% increase. You’ve likely noticed higher […]

Rising Interest Rates and High Inflation – How Will You Respond?

Rising Interest Rates and High Inflation – How Will You Respond? SouthPark Capital

The Federal Reserve voted to raise interest rates for the first time since 2018 and has several more rate hikes planned for this year.[1] Rising interest rates can have significant effects on the economy and your finances. Between a volatile market, high inflation, and rising interest rates, know how you’ll respond. The Federal Reserve Raising […]

How Do You Handle a Volatile Market?

How Do You Handle a Volatile Market? South Park Capital

Now that you’re nearing retirement, the term “market volatility” might stir up different feelings than it did 30 years ago. Older workers and retirees understand that they have less time to make up for losses in their investments and to ride out future market crashes than they did when they were younger. Leaving your financial […]

Could We See a Major Market Correction This Year?

Could We See a Major Market Correction This Year? SouthPark Capital

While we saw record highs in the market in 2021, there’s no telling what could happen in 2022 or beyond. There are reasons we could see a market correction, and now is the time to ask yourself if you’re prepared for one. It can be hard to chart a course for retirement when you consider […]

More Inflation in 2022?

Will We See More Inflation in 2022? South Park Capital

There are reasons to be optimistic about 2022, but there are also reasons to be worried: Everyone is wondering if we will see more inflation in 2022, where the market is headed, and the effects of a new COVID variant. But whatever 2022 holds, it’s important to make a plan for the future. The Federal […]

Where Could Interest and Tax Rates Be Headed?

Are you aware of the latest news that could affect your money? We recently heard from Federal Reserve Chairman Powell regarding interest rates, plus the Biden administration released a “Green Book” outlining some potential tax-increasing measures. There are several big changes proposed, and if they come to fruition, you may need to review your tax […]

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