This is the last edition of Top Links in February of 2021. It’s remarkable to think 2 months of the year have already gone by. We have a new episode of the podcast dropping this afternoon as well, and you can find it here!
Here’s what I’ve been reading this morning:
- In this week’s episode, Tom provides 10 highlights from Fed chairman Jay Powell’s testimony to Congress. Powell commented on the current state of the US economy, inflation, and more. We digest what you need to know!
- Since 2011, the market has been up nearly 300%. Sure, there have been drawdowns and quick “bear” periods along the way, but for the most part the uptrend has continued. The general consensus seems to be this will end badly, but Michael wonders – what if it doesn’t?
- The rally of last spring and summer seemed too good to be true for a lot of investors. The worry was we would see a re-test of the March lows. We didn’t. Ben writes about how the market tends to be smarter than all of us.
- Plenty of Americans are itching to claim Social Security as early as they can. However, as advisors, it’s our job to crunch the numbers and help them maximize their potential benefits. This article outlines how to do that.