Money Talks – November 23, 2019

This week on “Money Talks,” the hosts team up to discuss the market’s year-to-date performance, the latest Retail Sales report, what is expected for the holiday shopping season, and how much the strong consumer will likely spend. They touch on housing, Industrial Production, and weekly Jobless Claims. The experts also provide listeners with some useful year-end planning tips that cover estate, tax, investment, and financial planning. They also answer a listener’s three-part question on energy stocks Chevron and ExxonMobil, gifting stock shares to children, and Amazon’s price target for 2020.

Money Talks – November 16, 2019

This week on “Money Talks,” your experts discuss year-to-date sector performance, the normalization of the yield curve after the Fed’s interest rate cut, the Consumer Price Index, and inflation. The hosts delve into the case of two sons concerned their father’s assets will be left to his fourth wife, and “everything will work itself out.” They cover the importance of coordinating beneficiary designations as well. The hosts round out the show answering listeners’ questions on what to do with investments in the current market and what investors should do with gains in tech company Applied Materials.

Money Talks – November 9, 2019

This week on “Money Talks,” the Henssler Research Analysts discuss the market’s recent all-time highs, the contraction in global manufacturing and what they believe is keeping our economy in positive territory. One of our CPAs joins the discussion to highlight some significant changes to the Georgia HEART program that can benefit S-Corps and Partnerships. Rounding out the show, the Research Analysts answer listeners’ stock questions on Industrial stock Anixter International, Uber’s recent decline and poor earnings report, and Marathon Petroleum. They also discuss how a business owner can enhance the value of his business before he sells the business when he retires.

Money Talks – November 2, 2019

This week on “Money Talks,” your hosts discuss the week’s market movement, the Fed’s recent interest rate cut, and the language used to indicate the Fed’s possible actions going forward. They also cover the yield curve and personal income. In this week’s case study, the experts discuss the desire to pay off one’s house, a common want among those about to retire. They take a look at the math and the psychology behind this “sleep better at night” scenario and then apply the Ten Year Rule to this common situation.

Money Talks – October 26, 2019

This week on “Money Talks,” the experts discuss housing news with Existing Home Sales, Mortgage Applications, and New-Home Sales. They also comment on the upcoming Fed meeting where it is suspected the Fed may cut interest rates again. The hosts discuss some important estate planning documents everyone should have in order. Finally, they round out the show with listeners’ questions on the effect of Zantac’s recall on drugmakers Sanofi and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories; taking out a reverse mortgage, and the streaming services offered by Netflix, Apple, and Disney.

Money Talks – October 19, 2019

This week on “Money Talks,” the hosts discuss year-to-date sector performance, interest rates and the yield curve, and consumer sentiment. They also take a closer look at a situation for a couple of investors who have bought and sold several different types of assets throughout the year. They discuss the holding periods and how they affect the capital gains treatment. The experts also answer a listener’s question on Vanguard funds and provide some pros and cons about credit cards.

Money Talks – October 12, 2019

This week on “Money Talks,” our hosts discuss the market news, including the latest employment situation for September, Wholesale trade, and the Consumer Price Index. The experts delve into a recent client situation where a fairly young couple are looking to purchase a long-term care policy. Jim discusses how their age and our current interest rate environment will affect their rates. Rounding out the show, we interview the Center for Family Resources CEO Melanie Kagan and Director of Operations Lee Smith about the organization’s mission and upcoming Thanks for Giving food drive.

Money Talks – October 5, 2019

This week on “Money Talks,” the show hosts discuss the latest Consumer Sentiment Survey, the ISM Manufacturing Index, and the ISM Nonmanufacturing Index. The hosts also take a look at a common investor concern about how a potential presidential impeachment could affect the markets. They discuss what investors should and should not do differently with their financial plans. The experts also address a listener’s question on an investment in Altria Group, Inc., considering the controversy surrounding vaping.

Money Talks – September 28, 2019

This week on “Money Talks,” the show hosts discuss the week’s market movements, the interest rate situation, the trade deal with China, and the final reading of second quarter GDP. The experts take a closer look at evaluating offers when exiting your business. They discuss the difference between taking a higher selling price with an earn out clause versus taking an all cash offer. The hosts also answer a listener’s question on the difference between exchange-traded funds and mutual funds.

Money Talks – September 21, 2019

This week on “Money Talks,” the show hosts are joined by Roger Tutterow Ph.D., Henssler Financial Endowed Chair, Director of the Econometric Center and Professor of Economics at Kennesaw State University to discuss where the market is today compared to last year’s fourth-quarter pull back, retail sales and the overnight lending rate cut by the Federal Open Market Committee. The hosts also discuss how Georgia has recovered from the Great Recession compared to the national average. The experts also answer listeners questions on aerospace company Woodward Inc., e-commerce company Alibaba and explain the Fed’s overnight repo operations.