Trump’s 100 Day Plan & The Economy

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MMM Newsletter and Website Header 10.2.15I hope you had a great weekend! Welcome to Thanksgiving week!

LRPC’s Monday Morning Minute for this week, “Trump’s 100 Day Plan & The Economy” (presented below) comes to you courtesy of ThinkAdvisor. As an independent, objective Registered Investment Advisory firm, Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC has access to research from many sources. Be assured that I will share enlightening, useful information with you each week. If you are short on time, please try and take a look at each heading below.

President-elect Trump has talked a lot about his 100 Day Plan to bring immediate change to America. The piece below explores how his busy first 100 days could impact the U.S. economy.

Have a wonderful week!

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Trump’s 100 Day Plan & The Economy

By Bernice Napach, Senior Writer, ThinkAdvisor

Donald Trump’s unexpected presidential win has rallied stocks and routed bonds, especially Treasuries, but how long those moves and sentiments last will depend on what Trump actually does once he takes office. Already stocks have retreated slightly from recent market highs and bonds have moved off recent lows.

“Markets are going through a big Trump rethink,” said Carl Weinberg, chief economist at High-Frequency Economics and co-host of a webinar on its implications for the U.S. and Global Economy. Markets are hoping Trump will be practical and market-friendly but don’t really know yet if that will be the case, according to Weinberg. “We have a lot of questions, not a lot of answers.”

Trump offered policy pledges during the campaign and recently released a plan for his first 100 days, but Weinberg advised, “Don’t take his campaign rhetoric and specific proposals too literally.”

He and Jim O’Sullivan, HFE’s chief U.S. economist, discussed several key items in Trump’s 100 Day Plan that investors should be watching now because of their potential impact on the U.S. economy and financial markets. [Read more…]

Trump Shocker: Five Likely Changes Coming Soon

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MMM Newsletter and Website Header 10.2.15I hope you had a great weekend! Welcome to the world of President Trump!

LRPC’s Monday Morning Minute for this week, “Trump Shocker: Five Likely Changes Coming Soon” (presented below) comes to you courtesy of American Funds. As an independent, objective Registered Investment Advisory firm, Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC has access to research from many sources. Be assured that I will share enlightening, useful information with you each week. If you are short on time, try to take a look at each of the five major headings below.

Did you wake up on Wednesday morning and expect to hear “President-Elect Trump?” At least half of the country didn’t! What might be on President Trump’s initial agenda? Read on below to see what the experts from American Funds believe President Trump will tackle first.

Have a wonderful week!

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Trump Shocker: Five Likely Changes Coming Soon

By: Matt Miller, American Funds

In this historic victory that shocked the political establishment and global financial markets alike, Donald J. Trump will become the 45th president of the United States.

In an uncanny echo of the Brexit outcome, millions of Americans frustrated with the country’s direction voted against the perceived status quo in the world’s wealthiest and most powerful democracy. Yet lack of clarity on how the president-elect actually will govern poses both risks and opportunities for investors.

Republican candidate Trump beat his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton by a notable margin. Global stock markets were volatile, falling in Asia and then rallying in the U.S. on the view that Republican fiscal policies could provide meaningful stimulus to the economy. U.S. Treasuries slipped, the dollar was mixed against major currencies and gold rallied.

Now investors and international leaders must take his measure, and Americans will adjust to the style and tone of a self-proclaimed outsider in the White House. However, the Republican majority in both the House and the Senate means Trump stands a good chance of enacting much of his economic agenda. He could do that via the so-called budget reconciliation process, under which tax and spending changes can pass with a mere majority of the Senate, not 60 votes. Investors now spooked by Trump’s election may find themselves surprised next summer by the economic stimulus Trump’s Washington enacts.

While we expect market volatility to continue as investors adjust to the reality of a new balance of power in Washington, here are five key areas in which policy decisions could have an economic impact. [Read more…]

What We Learned From The First Presidential Debate

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MMM Newsletter and Website Header 10.2.15I hope you had a great weekend. Will you be watching the Vice Presidential debate tomorrow?

LRPC’s Monday Morning Minute for this week, “What We Learned From The First Presidential Debate” (presented below) comes to you courtesy of Schwab. As an independent, objective Registered Investment Advisory firm, Lawton Retirement Plan Consultants, LLC has access to research from many sources. Be assured that I will share enlightening, useful information with you each week. This is a short piece I believe everyone can read in less than 60 seconds.

Did we learn anything from the first Clinton/Trump presidential debate? The political experts from Schwab think so. Take a look below to learn what they recognized as important.

Have a wonderful week!

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What We Learned From The First Presidential Debate

By Michael Townsend, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump finally locked horns in their first presidential debate, a combative 90-minute session at Hofstra University last Monday evening. Here are our takeaways: [Read more…]