Two Sides of the Same Coin: Inflation and Recession

June 13, 2022 11:46 am

Humor me while I repeat myself. There are some points worth making more than once. Especially when it comes to inflation, recession, and the stock market. In my May 2, 2022 Blog, What’s Up with Current Market Volatility, I referenced the following: The Federal Reserve oversees the control of inflation. The key tools the Fed […]

Derek Amey on “State of the State” with Richard August

July 23, 2021 2:15 pm

Recently StrategicPoint Partner and Senior Advisor, Derek Amey was interviewed by Richard August on “State of the State”, a public access television show produced in Rhode Island. Derek’s latest blog post and podcast focusing on inflation prompted Mr. August to invite Derek for a one-on-one interview about the popular topic. You can click here to […]

States Are Reopening, Are Consumers Starting to Spend?

June 18, 2020 11:23 am

You will often hear, “so goes the consumer, so goes the United States economy.” This is a phenomenon that has grown during my lifetime, as we shifted away from a manufacturing economy to a more service-based economy. Look below at the chart and you will see that consumer spending does make up almost 70% of […]

Can a Recession Save us from the Coronavirus?

March 16, 2020 12:28 pm

The first change I noticed was early last week, before any state of emergency had been declared in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, or the US. Suddenly, my commute was far easier than usual. I hit every light and breezed into work. By the end of the week I had shaved 20% off my commute time.  I […]

Economic Commentary: March 10, 2020

March 10, 2020 10:08 am

Following yesterday’s sell off we wanted to share some thoughts and facts about the economy and the market. Lost in a new cycle filled with bad news, last Friday’s payroll report was the 113th month in a row with positive job growth here in the US. (The next closest record time period is 48 months!) […]

Cash Flow Tips for Small Business Owners

June 29, 2015 12:00 am

Whenever I start a meeting with a client, one of the first topics I bring up is “How is your cash flow month to month?” If a client is finding it difficult to juggle all of their financial commitments, I’ll sit with them and prepare a…

Bond Bear: Listening to Yellen

June 1, 2015 12:00 am

Several colleagues and I had the good fortune to attend Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s speech sponsored by the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce on May 22nd. For many people, listening to a dry, formal presentation on the economy would…

Buy or lease? A Business Owner’s Dilemma

May 15, 2015 12:00 am

This past February, I authored an article for the Rhode Island Small Business Journal entitled: Buy or lease? A Business Owner’s Dilemma.
 
One of my friends is a successful small business woman. She’s struggling with a big decision an…