Sep 30, 2022
Jim Welsh of Smart Portfolios -- author of the "Macro Tides" newsletter -- says the Federal Reserve will not be able to raise interest rates, calm the economy and bring rates right back down, noting that current conditions are reminiscent of a 15-year period from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s when the market was largely flat as the central bank struggled to keep inflation in check. If the market repeats that kind of long-term doldrums, Welsh says that buy-and-hold investors will be disappointed in the long run. That's doubly scary when considering the comments of Chris Maxey, chief market strategist at Wealthspire, who says in The Big Interview that investors need to take a longer-term approach to deal with current volatility and Fed policy-making and the recession he sees ahead for 2023. In The NAVigator segment, John Cole Scott of Closed-End Fund Advisors discusses and compares floating-rate and senior loan funds to preferred-securities funds, noting that floating-rate funds are a tool for combating high and rising interest rates, while preferred equities are a good weapon for battling a recession, which may lead investors to "split the ticket" in order to deal with today's complex markets. In the Market Call, Aleksandr Spencer, chief investment officer at Bogart Wealth, discusses tactical investing and the right funds and ETFs for the job now.