Data Dichotomy; Fritz Meyer Economic Update, April 2023

Fritz Meyer
Thursday, April 20, 2023 4PM EST
Program Id: 824938987
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Similar to gravity, investing is thought to be governed by enduring mathematical law. But dichotomous economic data recently makes it hard to say if the economy is about to experience two quarters of shrinkage, a recession.    
At this webinar, economist Fritz Meyer summarizes the latest data and analysis from the government, private sector, and financial media to help practitioners update their investment outlook. 
  • The bank runs in March and U.S. government response
  • Federal Reserve policy
  • The new bank credit faciility
  • Bank borrowing at the Fed's discount window and other stress benchmarksz
  • The dichotomous data
    •  LEI declined for last 11 zmonths
    • Yield curve inverted months ago
    • Job creation is very strong
    • Service sector PMI is strong and new orders are booming
    • Consumers have cash to spend 
Objectives of Fritz Meyer's monthly classes for investment advisors include:
● contextualizing current financial economic metrics versus the long-term historical record
● providing knowledge needed to formulate and explain the outlook concisely 
● explaining Federal Reserve actions and outlook
● implementing a prudent discipline for fiduciaries managing portfolios ERISA assets
● analyzing the latest financial data, including:
● M2 relative to history
● Fed's latest policy pronouncements
● new-job formation
● job openings still far exceed job seekers
● savings rate has plunged
● strong personal spending fueled by savings
● consumer income and spending
● DPI and savings
● household balance sheet strength
● PCED and CPI 
● retail sales
● housing starts 
● latest consensus WSJ Survey
● latest GDPNow forecast 
● LEI and The Conference Board forecast 
● Fed funds/10-year Treaury bond yield curve
● labor participation rate
● S&P 500 earnings
● manufacturing and services PMI
● auto sales
● S&P 500 expected vs current and historical p/ethe Fed’s stock valuation mode
● Selected highlights of Ed Yardeni's latest analysis  
● the best approach to investing


Ratings by particpants in Fritz Meyer's monthly CE webinars for over decade have averaged 9.7 (out of 10). A former senior strategist at one of the world's largest investment companies for over a decade, Fritz is an independent economist.


This webinar is pending eligibility for one hour of CE credit towards the CIMA® and CPWA® certifications, CFP® CE and PACE credit toward the CLU® and ChFC® designations.

Who Should Attend: Financial Advisors, CFPs, EAs, CFAs, CPA/PFSs, CIMAs, CLUs and ChFCs.
Cost: There is no fee to attend this course if you are a member of Advisors4Advisors ($120/year).
CPE credit: 1 hour, in the Economics field of study
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Preparation: None
Course Level: Update
Course Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
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Fritz turns what could be dry stats into relevant and interesting observations about the economy and the stock market. He does this every month, but it never gets old or irrelevant.

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