Troy Garcia – CFP®, Financial Advisor at Allen & Company
Brian Wesbury – Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors L.P.
In this episode we take a look at the 2016 year in Review and discuss the Economy, the US Unemployment Rate, Gasoline, and the 2017 Economic Forecast Breakfast. We will also welcome special guest Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors L.P.
In this episode we cover:
- 30th Anniversary of the Economic Forecast Breakfast with a look at the year 1987 economic compass (1:21)
- 2016 Year in review and the impact certain events had on the Market (3:25)
- Special guest Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors L.P. to discuss the 2016 year in review (12:39)
- 2016 and how it may impact the future (27:30)
- A look into the year 2017 and how you can plan for your financial future (32:25)
A study found out that retiring after age 65 might actually help people live longer. – Troy Garcia, CFP®, Financial Advisor at Allen & Company
It really doesn’t matter what happens in the short term, for you as an investor, it’s about what your needs are, and your time frame. – Laura Hawley, CFP®, Senior Vice President at Allen & Company
You need to take a look at what your objectives are, and what your risk tolerances are. – Laura Hawley, CFP®, Senior Vice President at Allen & Company
I think that is why the market is up, it’s not just hope, it was undervalued. – Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors L.P.
The stock market rises over time because the economy gets bigger. – Brian Wesbury, Chief Economist at First Trust Advisors L.P.
Laura Hawley – CFP®, Senior Vice President at Allen & Company
Allen & Company – Laura Hawley
About LAURA HAWLEY
Laura began her lifelong career at Allen & Company as one of the youngest Financial Advisors in Florida more than 30 years ago.
A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Laura joined Allen & Company in 1983 and now serves as Senior Vice President and Chairperson of the Executive Committee. In addition, she was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2001. Laura played a crucial role in establishing the Viera office and served as Branch Manager until 2015. She holds Series 7, 66 and 24 licenses, as well as her Life, Health and Variable Annuities.
Laura’s holistic approach to financial planning, and her passion...