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Welcome to Ford Financial Group's Casual Friday Podcast, where we review subjects relevant to investing, and topics that impact our clients and their plans for retirement.Investment advice is offered through Ford Financial Group, a Registered Investment Advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial. The Financial Advisors of Ford Financial Group are also Registered Representatives with and securities are offered through LPL Financial, Member SIPC, www.sipc.org.For a list of states in which we are registered to do business, please visit www.FordFG.com.1-856451

Casual Friday: Financial Insights Ford Financial Group

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Welcome to Ford Financial Group's Casual Friday Podcast, where we review subjects relevant to investing, and topics that impact our clients and their plans for retirement.Investment advice is offered through Ford Financial Group, a Registered Investment Advisor and separate entity from LPL Financial. The Financial Advisors of Ford Financial Group are also Registered Representatives with and securities are offered through LPL Financial, Member SIPC, www.sipc.org.For a list of states in which we are registered to do business, please visit www.FordFG.com.1-856451

    The Fed's Projections & Bond Market Implications

    The Fed's Projections & Bond Market Implications

    Over the past few years, the path of interest rates has been highly unpredictable due to factors like inflation, economic growth, and the Federal Reserve's policies. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield exemplifies this volatility, having surged from 3.8% at the end of last year to a peak of 4.7% in April, before recently settling around 4.2%. These higher rates have confounded the expectations of investors and economists, creating a challenging environment for the bond market, as rising rates lea...

    • 34 min
    Unmasking Online Scams: Protecting Yourself in the Digital Age

    Unmasking Online Scams: Protecting Yourself in the Digital Age

    In this eye-opening episode of the Casual Friday: Financial Insights podcast, hosts Brian and Ryan delve into the ever-evolving world of online scams, fraud, and identity theft. As the digital landscape expands, so do the tactics of cybercriminals. Brian and Ryan shed light on some of the most common and insidious scams circulating today, from phishing emails and fake tech support calls to social media scams and fraudulent websites.With their extensive knowledge and experience, the hosts offe...

    • 40 min
    Real Estate Q&A with Expert Brian Domingos

    Real Estate Q&A with Expert Brian Domingos

    This week Brian is joined by our special guest Brian Domingos, owner of Premier Valley Realty, a full-service real estate brokerage firm based in Fresno, California. Brian and his brokerage assists clients with buying and selling residential properties in the Central Valley, Central Coast, and Sierra Nevada areas. In addition to real estate sales, they offer property management services through their subsidiary Cypress Property Management.Questions for Brian? Visit his website at https:...

    • 34 min
    Dow 40,000

    Dow 40,000

    This week Brian and Ryan talk about how the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached 40,000 for the first time recently as markets continue to rebound from a 5% decline earlier this year. While this has felt like a difficult year for many investors due to inflation, high interest rates, and growth concerns, the reality is that the broad market has achieved 23 new all-time highs. Other asset classes, including international stocks and commodities, have surged alongside the U.S. stock market as int...

    • 32 min
    Cash Isn't King

    Cash Isn't King

    In uncertain market conditions, cash holdings can offer a sense of security for investors. The past few years have seen significant market volatility due to various factors such as the pandemic, geopolitical tensions, monetary policy changes, inflation concerns, and technological disruptions. Amidst this turmoil, the allure of cash has grown, especially as interest rates on cash instruments have reached multi-decade highs, presenting seemingly attractive risk-free returns.However, it is cruci...

    • 33 min
    Geopolitics and Pullbacks

    Geopolitics and Pullbacks

    In this episode of Casual Friday: Financial Insights, Brian and Ryan delve into the recent pullback in the markets, which have dipped at the onset of the second quarter. After kicking off the year with strong gains, the landscape has shifted due to a combination of geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, rising inflation concerns, and uncertainties around corporate earnings.Join us as we discuss strategies for understanding and managing through this period of heightened market volatility. W...

    • 30 min

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