Coronavirus Financial Economic News For Advisors From Fritz Meyer

Fritz Meyer
06/09/20 4 PM EST
Program Id: 943879955
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Class Description
At this one-credit class, Fritz Meyer updates consensus forecasts for earnings and GDP growth. A key objective of this session is to give investment advisors context for judging the market’s current valuation.

While stocks are fully valued and susceptible to more frequent peaks and nosedives -- as they head sideways -- between now and the end of next year.

The latest ISM purchasing managers indexes give reason to believe the worst is behind us.

Fritz was a portfolio manager in the mid-1990s at Invesco, one of the world's largest investment companies, and then Senior Investment Strategist for over a decade. Fritz has advised advisors on A4A since March 2011.

Fritz's monthly updates averaged a 4.9-star rating for the past year, and past performance is an indicator of future results: data-driven strategic long-term analysis for professional investors.

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

(June 2,2020)  This two-minute video summarizes Frits Meyer's analysis of the cost of the epidemic to U.S. gross domestic product over the next two years.  The goal of this client video is to provide perspective for retirement investors and reset their expectations in light of the epidemic. Based on guidance from the  the consensus forecast  for the next seven quarters, the return to the record GDP level of the last quarter of 2019 won't happen until the end of 1Q22.      



(May 29, 2020)   Disposable income per capita surged from $46,000 a year to more than $51,000 last month because of cash payments authorized in the CARES Act. The savings rates in April skyrocketed, too.
Fritz breaks down the anomalistic data coming from BEA and also notes the slight uptick  on the consumer sentiment survey from University of Michigan. The possibility of a second wave of the outbreak and the setback to the economy are also discussed in this 12 minute update..


(May 26, 2020) Newly released economic data are starting to make it look like a new bull market, may have somehow managed to sneak up on investors. As always it's  entirely unexpected.

The S&P 500 is shown versus U.S. recessions since 1957, in this eight-minute update from Fritz Meyer, an indpendent economist who teaches monthly free continuing ed classes for CFP® professionals to Advisors4Advisors members.

The latest forecasts from several multiple sources, including CBO and WSJ, and a look at how long it will take the U.S. economy to return to record 2019 GDP levels.

During the coronavirus crisis, this page is updated weekly with Fritz Meyer's latest observations, as a free service to members of A4A.  

Class Description:
Financial economic news for professional investors is presented by Fritz Meyer, an independent economist.  Amid the coronavirus epidemic, the one-hour classes review the latest U.S. public health statistics from the Institute for Health Metrics Evaluation as well as key fundamentals driving U.S. economics and financial markets. Topics covered include the latest:
• I/B/E/S earnings forecasts
• P/E ratios
• Personal Conmsumption Expenditure Deflatior vs. Fed target
• Fed policy pronouncements
• CBO, WSJ consensus, OECD forecasts for GDP   
• U.S. debt and deficit projections
Presenting strategic long-term analysis for professional investors since March 2011 on A4A, Fritz Meyer's monthly classes averaged a 4.9-star rating from attendees, and past performance is an indicator of future results. 
NASBA, CFP Board and IWI as well as other professional accreditation bodies have deemed Fritz Meyer's live monthly classes eligible for continuing education credit since March 2011. 
The classes for private wealth advisors are broadcast live on the second Tuesday of every month at 4 ET.  
CFP®, CIMA®, CPWA®, CLU®, ChFC®  and retirement income professionals are eligible for professoinal education credit for attending a replay anytime of Fritz Meyer's monthly classes as well as for live sessions. CPAs receive continuing professional education (CPE) credit only for live sessions and not for replays. 
You will receive an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. confiriming your registration. Please check your junk and clutter folders if you do not receive confirmation after registering. 
Upcoming and recent webinars and client communications updates are discussed in the first five- to 10-minutes of the session but not included in the time calculation for continuing education credit.
When the S&P 500 closes10% off its last high and during periods of crisis, additional continuing professional ed classes are free with A4A membership.   

More than 50 hours of CFP® CE credit and more than 100 hours of Investments & Wealth Institute® credit on replays available 24/7 to paying members ($120 annually) of CPAs are eligible to receive CPE for attending live webinars only. To learn how to receive continuing professional education credit viewing webinar replays, please see our detailed instructions.

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Excellent as always - definitely not too repetitive, I find that helps the information "sink in" better! Thank you!

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Very good. I like the fact he keeps re-visiitng same slides and data

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great info!

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A great recap of last few months.

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