2022 Market Outlook with Brian Andrew of Johnson Financial Group
Johnson Financial Group’s Brian Andrew joined a recent episode of the GoGedders podcast to provide his thoughts on a variety of topics impacting the economy in the post-lockdown environment. Brian explores the economic effects of the pandemic, the labor shortage, skills gap, supply chain issues, surprisingly good market health, crypto, China, inflation, bonds, tax changes, and more. To learn more about what to expect leading into 2022, listen to Brian’s interview below.
Companies are Struggling to Hire
A lot of companies are struggling to hire qualified workers even though there is a large percentage of the population not working. There are lots of reasons for this, but one of the biggest reasons is the mismatch in skill sets needed from workers and the skill sets that people have. Learn more about how the pandemic has exacerbated this mismatch.
Is Crypto Stabilizing?
If you go back several years, crypto currencies didn’t really trade with the rest of the market. So, whatever was happening with stocks, didn’t really matter for crypto currencies. One of the things we’ve seen this year is that the relationship between the two is pretty tight. Learn more about what’s happening with crypto currencies and expectations moving forward.
During a recent meeting with 15 business owners, we discussed how their businesses are doing, what their biggest problems are and how they feel about the future. Almost everyone there was saying that business is great, or would be, if they could find supplies, get them to their businesses and find the labor to turn them into products. They all admit that sales would be significantly higher if supply chain issues weren’t a problem and if they could find all the workers they need. So what happens when they do?READ MORE about our latest investment commentary by Brian Andrew.
Q4 2021 Economic & Market Outlook
Listen in as Dave Carroll and Jason Herried take you through a quick outlook for the fourth quarter of 2021, going into 2022.READ MORE about the market and economic outlook for Q2 2021.
Start with “Why”: Part I of VI on Choosing the Right Approach to Charitable Giving
Given the significant interest in philanthropy, it’s no surprise that the internet has plenty of questionable material on the subject—advising and educating (and often advocating) about direct giving vs. donor-advised funds vs. private foundations. These articles focus on the how, including costs, control, tax benefits, ongoing burden and legacy.READ MORE more about what is the right vehicle for charitable giving.