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With Uncertainty on Inflation and Interest Rates in 2024, Adaptable Investments are the Only Sure Bet

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Experts see inflation trending downward, but will that bring lower interest rates in 2024? For the wise investor, the best approach is one that can adapt to the uncertainty, roll with the punches, and make the best out of the situation, no matter what the Federal Reserve (the Fed) does with interest rates. In…

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More Small Businesses are Going Bankrupt With High Interest Rates and a Shrinking Bank Loan Supply

With fluctuating interest rates and economic uncertainty, the challenges facing the banking sector and, by extension, small to medium-sized businesses, are more complex than many might think. Private debt has several implications which offer a sobering look at how interest rate changes impact not just macroeconomic stability but also loan growth and business…

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With a Wallet-Tightening Economy, Financial Advisors Can Assuage Clients’ Fears By Promoting Self-Efficacy

Financial pressures are looming larger than ever thanks to tight economies, increasing retail debt, and skyrocketing interest rates. Subsequently, financial advisors find themselves in a crucial yet tricky role. They are not just managing portfolios; they are managing emotions, particularly those of anxious or stressed clients. Some experts in the field are saying…

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Do June’s CPI Numbers Mean More Interest Rate Hikes? Experts Are Watching Other Indicators For a Better Answer

The dance between inflation and interest rates is a delicate one, and the Federal Reserve’s role as the choreographer is critical. With the release of June’s CPI report, how should businesses gauge the health of the market and the chance for further interest rate hikes. What will be the Federal Reserve’s next move? June’s…

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With Interest Rates At a 15-Year High, Businesses Should Reevaluate Debt Spending Strategies

The recent interest rate hike has brought us to the highest interest rates we’ve seen in over a decade. Even though the Fed is hinting at this being the highest point for the current saga of interest rate increases, businesses should carefully consider their debt spending strategies. The Federal Reserve has approved its 10th…

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What Happened to Silicon Valley Bank?

By now, everyone’s heard the Silicon Valley Bank collapse story. Its repercussions are, at present, still sending shockwaves across the banking system, leaving the experts, pundits, the Fed, and everyone wondering if another pillar will drop or can the system hold together. While the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) seemingly happened overnight, were…

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Rising Interest Rates—What Does Jamie Dimon Say?

Rising interest rates are still prevalent as ever. CNBC reached out to JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon for his thoughts on the state of interest rates in the U.S. The Fed recently raised its benchmark interest rate to a targeted range between 4.25% and 4.5%. They anticipate the rate going as high as 5.1%. While…

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Innovations in Healthcare: A Discussion with Dr. Craig Joseph at HIMSS 2024
May 24, 2024

Innovations in healthcare were easy to spot at the recent HIMSS 2024 conference. Healthcare Rethink’s Brian Urban caught up with one of those innovators for a live discussion at HIMSS 2024. podcast, Their conversation opens a window and dialogue into the cutting-edge trends reshaping healthcare technology today. This episode features Dr. Craig Joseph, the…

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Achieving Professional Growth and Preventing Burnout: The Importance of Time Management and Support Networks in a Fast-Paced World
May 23, 2024

In today’s fast-paced world, balancing professional growth with personal well-being is more crucial than ever. With the rise of remote work, digital transformation, and the constant hustle culture, finding this balance has become a significant challenge for many. A survey conducted by Deloitte suggests that a whopping 77% of professionals experience burnout at work….

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May 23, 2024

In this episode of the Fans First series, Jesse Cole, the mastermind behind the Savannah Bananas, shares with us that in the vibrant world of marketing, creativity knows no bounds—a philosophy embodied by a prop room and studio teeming with eclectic costumes and outlandish ideas. This creative hub, seemingly disconnected from conventional themes like bananas,…

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NIL Deals and Transfer Portals are Also Impacting College Staff and Their Roles
May 23, 2024

College sports is undergoing a significant transformation with the advent of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) rights and the increasing prevalence of transfer portals. These changes are reshaping how college staff operate, presenting both opportunities and challenges. With the rise of NIL deals and transfer portals, understanding the behind-the-scenes impact on college coaching staff…

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Real Estate Prices are Falling, but Interest Rates are Rising. Manhattan Real Estate Sales are Dipping as a Result…What’s in Store for the Future?
January 23, 2023

Housing prices soared during the peak of the pandemic in 2020 at a 30-year record-high appreciation rate of two percent between May and July. The price tags in real estate are finally falling a bit, but the interest rates are going the opposite way, says Forbes. What is the result? The industry is seeing some…

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The Cato Institute 2022 Housing Affordability National Survey Indicates Concern Over Housing Affordability
January 19, 2023

The Cato Institute 2022 Housing Affordability National Survey was released and the results reflect national concern regarding the housing market and its affordability. There are signs that the housing market is correcting itself after a couple of hot years, but the process has been gradual. Mortgage interest rates are still roughly twice what they were…

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U.S. Home Prices Take a Dip. Is the Beginning of a Year-Long Tumble?
December 12, 2022

Analysts everywhere are raising the red flag: the U.S. home market is set for a tumble, and U.S. home prices are the next domino to fall. A reset for the market shouldn’t come as a surprise to industry professionals. The U.S. home market has been on the decline for months now as high interest rates…

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Should Mortgage Lenders Be Laying Off Their Pros in This Housing Market?
November 9, 2022

The never-ending wave of rising interest rates, and therefore pricier debt and consumer demand destruction, is turning buyers away from new home sales. Mortgage lenders are now laying off their pros in droves, hoping to weather the quagmire of a weak market. Is this short-term hemorrhage the right move? Origin Bank Sr. Mortgage Loan…

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As Interest Rates Climb, Businesses Should Think Twice About Slowing Spending
August 1, 2022

Another day, another interest rate hike. The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday afternoon that it’d be raising the federal funds rate by 0.75%. Previously at 1.58%, this now puts the federal funds rate at a range of 2.25% to 2.5%. This is now the third interest rate increase in 2022, rising sharply from 0.25% in March…

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The Shortlist for August 2, 2019: Interest Rates, Impossible Burgers and Big Mergers
August 2, 2019

The Federal Reserve cut interest rates by a quarter-percentage point on Wednesday, its first reduction in 11 years. However, this is no indictment on the state of the U.S. economy. Here’s how Whittier Trust CIO Sandip Bhagat broke down the news in an interview with Yahoo Finance. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the central…

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