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ECONOMIC BREAKFAST PREVIEW 2016

by: LAURA HAWLEY guest: Steve McTaggart January 13, 2016
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Co-Host
Steve McTaggart – Vice-President of Investments / Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

Guest
Tony Villamil, PhD. – Co-Founder and Principle of the Washington Economics Group, Inc.

In this episode we discuss Economic Drivers for the state of Florida, specifically Lakeland in 2016, the Presidential Election Year and what it means for the state of Florida, how declining Energy prices benefit the State of Florida, and will visit with our special Guest Dr. Tony Villamil, Co-Founder and Principle of the Washington Economic Group, Inc.

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In this episode we cover:

  • Economic compass (1:00)
  • A year in review of the outlook in the economy with Tony Villamil, PhD., Co-Founder and Principle of the Washington Economics Group, Inc. (4:46)
  • The impact the Election will have on the State of Florida and Central Florida (6:54)
  • The drivers of business here in the State of Florida (11:06)
  • The Economic outlook for the City of Lakeland in 2016. (14:20)
  • The Domino effect within the Housing Market across the Country (15:54)
  • The Powerball lottery and the odds of winning and investing in the Stock Market (21:05)
  • Latest information from the Federal Reserve (24:21)
  • Discussing the Oil Market with Tony Villamil, PhD., Co-Founder and Principle of the Washington Economics Group, Inc. (25:19)
  • The economic compass of Russia (28:47)
  • Cuba, the opening up of Cuba, and opportunities within South America (33:49)

Tweetable Topics:

I tell our clients to wear ear plugs and tune out all of the political noise. – Tony Villamil, PhD., Co-Founder and Principle of the Washington Economics Group, Inc.

Free enterprise is the foundation of modern economy. – Tony Villamil, PhD.,
Co-Founder and Principle of the Washington Economics Group, Inc.

If it cost more to make products here (in U.S), the only way you bring them back is to have more productivity. – Steve McTaggart, Vice-President of Investments/Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

You have a 1 in 292.2 million chance to win the Lotto. – Steve McTaggart, Vice-President of Investments/Financial Advisor at Allen & Company

Keep an eye on the business and the fundamentals as opposed to all the hoopla going on the political side. – Tony Villamil, PhD., Co-Founder and Principle of the Washington Economics Group, Inc.

Connect with:

Laura Hawley – CFP®, Senior Vice President at Allen & Company
Allen & Company – Laura Hawley

Steve McTaggart – Vice-President of Investments / Financial Advisor at Allen & Company
Allen & Company – Steve McTaggart

Tony Villamil, PhD. – Co-Founder and Principle of the Washington Economics Group, Inc.
WEG – Tony Villamil, PhD.
LinkedIn – Tony Villamil, PhD.
Business Economics – Tony Villamil, PhD.

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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...