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Money Talk Quiz, July 2022

Dollar Question

Each week in the Money Talk Podcast, Landaas & Company advisors offer insights for long-term investors by discussing the ever-changing circumstances of the financial markets. Try to answer the following questions, based on some of those conversations.

1.

In the May 27 Money Talk Podcast, Paige Radke spoke of how the smart money might be suggesting that inflation won’t be as troublesome as some people fear. On which one of the following was Paige basing her remark?

(Choose one.)

  1. After seven down weeks, the S&P 500 finally showed a gain.
  2. Stock prices edged back one week after nearly entering into a bear market.
  3. Yields on U.S. Treasury securities were beginning to stabilize.
  4. The 12-month increase in the PCE index wasn’t as high in April as it was in March.

(See correct answer below.)

2.

Fill in the blank.

“___ are an important part of a portfolio, but they’re a tricky part of a portfolio in this changing interest rate environment that the Fed is conducting.” What was Art Rothschild talking about in this excerpt from the June 3 Money Talk Podcast?

(Choose one.)

  1. Bonds
  2. Stocks
  3. CDs (certificates of deposit)
  4. Cryptocurrencies

(See correct answer below.)

3.

“Even if we got that dreaded R-word of a recession, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be a reprisal of what we saw in 2007-2008. It could very much be far from that.”

What evidence did Chris Evers cite in the June 3 Money Talk Podcast to suggest the next economic contraction could be gentler than the Great Recession?

(Choose one.)

  1. Interest rates are lower now.
  2. There’s more bipartisan support for fiscal stimulus.
  3. Consumers’ finances are stronger.
  4. Stock valuations are closer to long-term averages.

(See correct answer below.)

4.

“This isn’t about how well you can forecast the future. It’s about how well you respond to things as they happen.”

When Kyle Tetting said that in the June 10 Money Talk Podcast, to what was he referring?

(Choose one.)

  1. Timing when to get in or out of the stock market
  2. Rebalancing portfolio assets amid market volatility
  3. Planning for retirement
  4. The Federal Reserve’s plans to raise interest rates

(See correct answer below.) 

5.

Following the biggest boost to interest rates since 1994, Dave Sandstrom referred to the Federal Reserve’s dual mandate in the June 17 Money Talk Podcast. Between what two economic measures does the mandate seek to balance?

(Choose one.)

  1. Earnings and interest rates
  2. Employment and inflation
  3. S&P 500 index and 10-year Treasury yield
  4. GDP (gross domestic product) and federal debt

(See correct answer below.)

Answers

1.

c. Yields on U.S. Treasury securities were beginning to stabilize.

Learn more
Inflation: Nuances matter for investors, by Kyle Tetting
Stocks offset fears of inflation over time, by Joel Dresang
Key economic indicators every investor should know, from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

2.

a. Bonds

Learn more
War in Ukraine reminds us of role for bonds, by Kyle Tetting
Be patient holding bonds as rates rise, a Money Talk Video with Steve Giles (2018)
How bonds fared as Fed has raised rates, a Money Talk Video with Kyle Tetting (2016)
Total return: Your full investment picture, a Money Talk Video with Paige Radke

3.

c. Consumers’ finances are stronger.

Learn more
Seeking answers in wrong questions, by Kyle Tetting
Recession’s not over till the NBER sings, by Joel Dresang
Recessions: Uncertainty suggests balance, a Money Talk Video with Kyle Tetting
Investors and the business cycle, a Money Talk Video with Dave Sandstrom

4.

d. The Federal Reserve’s plans to raise interest rates

Learn more
Staying the course is not staying stillby Kyle Tetting
Staying active as conditions change, edited by Joel Dresang
Risk, rotation, resilience, rebalance, by Brian Kilb

5.

b. Employment and inflation

Learn more
Fed needs tools, time, incremental tuning, by Kyle Tetting
Don’t fear this Fed, by Kyle Tetting (2016)
History of the Federal Reserve

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