Year: 2019

401(k plan, employee, turnover

Are you getting the most out of your team? Did you know that you can use your company’s 401(k) retirement plan to help motivate your employees? While 401(k) plans are tightly regulated, employers still have significant amounts of flexibility in several critical areas, including plan eligibility and profit-sharing. With some…

Balance, Expansion, Recession

History has a way or repeating itself, which leads us to believe that another recession is almost a certainty. It’s not so much a question of if, but rather of when. Historically, the American economy has grown in fits and starts, otherwise known as recessions and expansions. As a result,…

Economic trends in China give plenty of reasons to appreciate the intensity of trade negotiations with the worlds 2nd largest economy. Watching as President Trump raises the stakes, this long-running trade war should not be misunderstood as his personal agenda, as many people do. The rhetoric from politicians leaves nothing…

Housing prices continue to cool, but we look for the housing industry and the consumer to continue supporting GDP growth as manufacturing and export sectors show signs of slowing.  The S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index for June 2019 showed that prices gained 3.1% year-over-year, down from 3.3% in May and…

2Q GDP GROWTH RATE LOWERED TO 2.0% The Commerce Department lowered its estimate of 2Q 19′ GDP growth rate to 2.0% from 2.1%. The results, which were in line with expectations, portray a U.S. economy that remains is in solid shape (the long-term growth forecast for GDP is 2.0%) but…