Financial Briefs

How Negative Interest Rates In Germany Limit Pandemic Economic Damage To U.S.

(May 5, 2020, 8 p.m. EST) – While the coronavirus pandemic has exacted a once-unimaginable toll in human life, its financial cost is cushioned by an unusual confluence of global conditions shielding Americans from a much-worse economic catastrophe.

The Current Economy And Outlook For May And June

(Tuesday, April 28, 8 p.m. EST) The partial shutdown of the economy is captured in these four snapshots of fundamentals in March.

To Fight The Financial Crisis Spawned By The Coronavirus, The Fed Is Utilizing Powerful New Tools

(Wednesday, April 22, 2020) The Coronavirus financial crisis is being compared to the near collapse of the global financial system in 2008 and The Great Depression from 1929 to 1939, but there is one big difference this time: The Fed. The Federal Reserve Bank is using innovative new tools to contain the financial damage of the Coronavirus epidemic.

Financial Planning For The Long Run Amid The COVID-19 Epidemic

(Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 8 p.m. EST) – By August 4, 2020, the Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), an independent public health research center at the University of Washington, expected 68,841 deaths from COVID-19 in the U.S.

Business Owners: Paycheck Protection Program Update

(Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 8 p.m. EST) — For business owners who have not yet submitted an application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) financial assistance from the U.S. Government, there’s good news and bad.

Business Owner Alert: Paycheck Protection Program

(Thursday, April 1, 2020, 4 p.m. EST) – A cornerstone of the U.S. Government response to the economic crisis caused by the pandemic is the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), a history-making $2.2 trillion law that just went into effect. With almost no strings attached, CARES extends financial support to business owners in need under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Amid The Coronavirus Crisis, Nine Tax And Investment Tips

(Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 7:30 p.m. EST) The stock market lost about a third of its value before rebounding 9.4% today on news that Congress was closer to an agreement on a $2 trillion economic stimulus package. The coronavirus crisis has reshaped the financial economic landscape and the situation is changing fast. Here are nine financial focal points for your immediate consideration.

How Much Lower Can Stocks Go?

March 18, 2020 – No one knows if stock prices bottomed today or if they could go lower. We do know that profits ultimately drive stock prices. So here’s the picture of 2020 and 2021 profit expectations in the context of recent market panics.

Coronavirus Fear And Investing For The Long Run

Seeing the stock market plunge on news about Covid-19 is unnerving but is not so unusual. It’s human nature to get worried amid a market plunge and think this is the plunge from which there is no recovery.

Harsh Truth: Covid-19 Correction Is A Tax Planning Opportunity

March 3, 2020 – (FINANCIAL ADVISOR NEWS SERVICE) The human toll of Covid-19, in sickness, suffering, and death is incalculable. Preliminarily, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta says Covid-19 transmission rate is about the same as the common flu but 20 times more likely to be fatal. The ultimate toll remains unimaginable.