Showing posts tagged tumblrize

What’s Pushing Markets Higher…Fed Printing Hopes or Romney Speech?

if(strstr($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],’iPhone’) || strstr($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],’iPad’) || strstr($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],’BlackBerry’) || strstr($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],’Android’))

echo “[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AurU8EOViYE&hd=1[/embed]” ;

?>

What is causing the market to pop this friday morning? Are investors pinning their hopes that Ben Bernanke will fire up the printing presses, or was it Governor Romney’s pro business speach earlier in the week? Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins Fox Business’ Varney & Company to examine what may be pushing markets higher this week.

Check out our Chapwood Index Poll, and share it with your friends, family, coworkers, etc…




Ed Butowsky is the managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management and is an internationally recognized expert in the investment wealth management industry. Ed is also a frequent guest on other networks such as CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg to name a few.
 
[email_link]

Household Income Fell 4.8% Since The Economic Recovery Began

if(strstr($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],’iPhone’) || strstr($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],’iPad’) || strstr($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],’BlackBerry’) || strstr($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],’Android’))

echo “[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q96lIDp1YxA&hd=1[/embed]” ;

?>

Do you have less money in your wallet these days, certainly less spending power? According to the US Census Bureau annual income for the average person fell 4.8% since the so called “Economic Recovery” began in June of 2009. That decline was even bigger than what it was during the actual recession. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins Fox Business’ Varney & Company to examine if the decrease in household income as well as shed an even bigger light on the increase in cost of living as in the Chapwood Index.

Check out our Chapwood Index Poll, and share it with your friends, family, coworkers, etc…




Ed Butowsky is the managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management and is an internationally recognized expert in the investment wealth management industry. Ed is also a frequent guest on other networks such as CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg to name a few.
 
[email_link]

Could Lowering Taxes Help The Economy?

Quarter after quarter we see earnings reports, some make sense some do not. All in all they are in a language most people do not understand and they dismiss it as not relevant. That could not be further from the truth. All earnings tell a story about the company, but more importantly it tells a story about the economy and how well its doing. The lay person should not base their understanding of how the economy is doing solely on how their 401k is doing.

Why you ask are earnings so important? Corporate earnings help explain how the company is doing now but also 6-9 months from now. So its a very good indicator of how economies around the world may be doing as well.

As earnings are being reported this quarter we are starting to see the affects of the global economy and conditions take its toll on companies here in the US. Our government has tools to counter what the US economy has been going through. However, at this point in time they have used up all their tools to fix things except one possibly - lowering taxes. Its interesting why this administration lead by President Obama would not consider this tool and spare all others. Spare us from the inflation backlash that this country is going to experience when all the money being printed comes back to haunt this economy, spare us from the high unemployment we have been experiencing over the last 40+ months, and why not spare us from the low to no economic growth in this country.

It will be very interesting to see the outcome of the election and the actions after the elections. Take this brief poll..


Review the full write-up by Ed Butowsky, One Tool Left to Jumpstart Economic situation: Lower Taxes, at Fox

Lowering Taxes May Be The Only Trick Up Obama’s Sleeve To Help This Economy

Just like the way things on sites like twitter and Facebook are penned into history when you submit a status, so to are earnings reports when they are released quarter after quarter. But what are they really saying. In the current economic conditions they seem more and more less relevant because of the language used. However the reality is these earnings reports tell the entire story about a company and help investors and economist determine the true health of this economy. Without such things we would not be able to understand the direction we are going or how well your retirement funds will do - especially your 401k as an example.

The government especially pays close attention to these reports because if things are going well they have tools at their disposal to help keep the economy at a steady state, and to the contrary if the economy is not doing well they have tools to help stimulate the economy. However, at today’s stage in our economic health those tools have been used up all except for one - lowering taxes. This surely will help especially if its directed at Corporate America.

If you ask the current administration under President Obama, they feel there is still some things that can be done. The main thing they are doing right now is quantitative easing (another big term) which means print more money. This action is slowly eroding away at your purchasing power of your money, is that what we want?

Read the full article by Ed Butowsky, One Tool Left to Jumpstart Economy: Lower Taxes, at Fox Business.

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Restructured Bailout Taxpayer Pay Back

Recent reports from the housing sector show that there may be some light at the end of the tunnel. Housing permits are up, Interest rates are low, demand for housing has not changed too much so why are Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac back in the news? US taxpayers have been waiting patiently for these two to pay back their “bailout” loans. That could happen sooner than later. Ed Butowsky joins Fox News to discuss what is the reality behind the pay back and how it impacts not only the economy in general but the housing sector.

Shared via Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Restructure Pay Back Of Bailout.

Fannie and Freddie Changing The Pay Back Bailout Conditions

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have changed their Pay Back intentions. The US tax payers loaned out the money to them to keep them from going bankrupt. Its funny how there was very little help to the tax payers in return. So what about this pay back change. Will they pay sooner or later. Ed Butowsky joins Fox News to examine the situation.

Fannie Mae And Freddie Mac Restructure Pay Back Of Bailout

if(strstr($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],’iPhone’) || strstr($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],’iPad’) || strstr($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],’BlackBerry’) || strstr($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],’Android’))

echo “[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Js7BoIqQR0w&hd=1[/embed]” ;

?>

New news in the housing sector, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac striking a deal with the treasury department. The deal means that US taxpayers will get their money back 4 years earlier than anticipated. A new report has some encouraging news on home sale prices. Its very important to keep in mind that the housing market was very crucial if not central to the recession, but how do these various promising reports help the market? Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins Fox News to discuss how the housing market is doing and how it impacts the economy as a whole.

Ed Butowsky is the managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management and is an internationally recognized expert in the investment wealth management industry. Ed is also a frequent guest on other networks such as CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg to name a few.
 
[email_link]

Inflation Numbers Flat For Second Straight Month

In the month of July gas prices crept up an average of $0.31 per gallon. Gas in general is a major component that runs through the blood stream of the American economy. As gas prices go up it causes a ripple affect across the economy in goods and services that rise proportionately. While we all know the affect of gas prices on what we buy and do everyday, the government has stated in recent reports that there is no inflation at the consumer level. It is certainly clear that not to be the case. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins Fox Business’ Varney & Company to debate the fact that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) that the Government reports is incorrect and the Ed’s Chapwood Index proves to be much more realistic in terms of reporting the REAL cost of living increase.


Check out our Chapwood Index Poll, and share it with your friends, family, coworkers, etc…

How do you feel the results of the upcoming election might effect your personal cost of living over the next four years? (polls)

Ed Butowsky is the managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management and is an internationally recognized expert in the investment wealth management industry. Ed is also a frequent guest on other networks such as CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg to name a few.
 
Original Article

Could Outsourcing Become THE Presidential Topic?

With the current state of the economy and the lackluster jobs market that exists today many eyes are turning to discuss how outsourcing could play a roll in returning the US jobs market to the heyday it once was. But what would it take for Mitt Romney or President Obama to solve this dilemma in this country.

Outsourcing - An Election Topic Up For Debate

if(strstr($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],’iPhone’) || strstr($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],’iPad’) || strstr($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],’BlackBerry’) || strstr($_SERVER[‘HTTP_USER_AGENT’],’Android’))

echo “[embed]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byG7y3ZDS9Q&hd=1[/embed]” ;

?>

What is perceptions vs reality when discussing outsourcing particularly during this election year. Why hasn’t this topic been more of a focal point in recent years? Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, joins CCTV to examine the reality vs perception of outsourcing and what has kept this topic under the radar.

Ed Butowsky is the managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management and is an internationally recognized expert in the investment wealth management industry. Ed is also a frequent guest on other networks such as CNN, NBC, ABC, Fox News, Fox Business, and Bloomberg to name a few.
 
[email_link]