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  • Economy Still Expected To Enter (and Exit) Modest Recession In 2023
    Economy Still Expected To Enter (and Exit) Modest Recession In 2023

    Housing sales forecasted to hit trough in Q2 2023 before beginning to rebound

    After rebounding at a 2.6 percent annualized rate in Q3 2022 on the strength of net exports, real gross domestic product (GDP) is projected to turn negative again in the fourth quarter as the temporary boost from international trade moderates, according to the November 2022 commentary from the Fannie Mae Economic and Strategic Research (ESR)…
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  • US Mortgage Delinquencies Remain Near Historic Low In September
    US Mortgage Delinquencies Remain Near Historic Low In September

    The overall delinquency rate dropped for the 18th straight month on an annual basis

    CoreLogic, a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled solutions provider, today released its monthly Loan Performance Insights Report for September 2022.
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  • U.S. Insurers To Navigate A More Precarious Economy In 2023
    U.S. Insurers To Navigate A More Precarious Economy In 2023

    Lower rates create more fallout for life insurers

    Insurers face a multitude of headwinds in the coming months, among them sharply dropping GDP growth and near-double digit inflation in the U.S. and Europe. The increasingly difficult task of managing inflationary shock will cascade to insurance.
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  • Your “Suckerfish” Might Save Your Business (A Thanksgiving Reminder To Treat Them Right)
    Your “Suckerfish” Might Save Your Business (A Thanksgiving Reminder To Treat Them Right)

    Just as sharks rely on suckerfish to thrive at the top of their food chains, leaders rely on their team members to be successful

    Employees want to feel valued and appreciated. If they don’t, they’ll move on: “The Great Resignation” and “quiet quitting” are Exhibits A and B. But former NBA player and Hall of Fame motivational speaker Walter Bond says you shouldn’t say thanks out of fear they might leave—you should actually be grateful. Why? Because sharks (that’s…
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  • A Recession May Already Be Here, But Traders Say It Will Be Short Lived
    A Recession May Already Be Here, But Traders Say It Will Be Short Lived

    Despite bearish outlook, 55% say a “January Effect” is likely to drive markets higher at the start of 2023

    The latest Charles Schwab Trader Sentiment Survey reveals that nearly 60% of traders say it feels like the U.S. is in an economic recession or will be by the end of 2022. Most (55%) say it will last less than one year, but 45% say it will last longer than that.
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  • What Is Bitcoin?
    What Is Bitcoin?

    Investing in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin has become increasingly popular, but it involves risks and is not for everyone

    Investing in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin has become increasingly popular, but it involves risks and is not for everyone A new report from Fidelity details how the largest cryptocurrency works, along with the key risks to understand. Reprinted with permission. From dramatic news headlines to wild ups and downs in prices, you can’t go far these…
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  • Global Markets End Q3 Of 2022 In Negative Territory
    Global Markets End Q3 Of 2022 In Negative Territory

    Returns stumbled in Q3 under stress from inflation and continued interest rate hikes

    Global markets ended the third quarter of 2022 in negative territory after central banks reaffirmed their commitment to fight inflation by raising interest rates. As markets continued to sell off, the median return for institutional asset owners included in the Northern Trust All Funds Over $100 million plan universe was -4.2% for the quarter ending…
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  • CFP Board Requests Comments On Proposed Revisions To Procedural Rules
    CFP Board Requests Comments On Proposed Revisions To Procedural Rules

    The Procedural Rules outline processes for investigating alleged misconduct and enforcing CFP Board’s Code and Standards in a manner designed to be fair to those whose conduct is being evaluated as well as credible to the public

    Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced today that it is seeking public comment on proposed changes to CFP Board’s Procedural Rules. The proposed changes are intended to modernize CFP Board’s enforcement processes and further CFP Board’s work to uphold its Code of Ethics and Standards of Conduct (Code and Standards) for…
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  • Strong Growth Predicted For Corporate Lending
    Strong Growth Predicted For Corporate Lending

    Mergers & Acquisitions and refinancing lead the pack

    New research* from global loan agency provider Ocorian shows capital markets executives are forecasting strong growth in the US direct lending market with corporate M&A and refinancing expected to lead the way.
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  • Taking The Pulse Of Employee Benefit Choices
    Taking The Pulse Of Employee Benefit Choices

    Majority of women want paid parental leave, not the 4-day work week

    Obviously, work has changed dramatically in the last 2.5 years. The pandemic ushered in remote work, which ushered in new employee priorities. We started building work around life, not vice versa. When some workers still weren't getting this life/work balance, they quit en masse as part of "The Great Resignation."
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  • The State Of Small Business Employment
    The State Of Small Business Employment

    Small business hiring declines sharply in October

    The CBIZ Small Business Employment Index (“SBEI”) reported a seasonally adjusted decrease of 1.94% in October. The reading showed a decline in hiring for the third straight month, highlighting the emerging weakness in the labor market. The CBIZ SBEI tracks payroll and hiring trends for over 3,600 companies that have 300 or fewer employees, providing…
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  • Staff Turnover: Analyzing The Past To Prepare For The Future
    Staff Turnover: Analyzing The Past To Prepare For The Future

    Examining factors in the workplace that could be increasing staff turnover

    There are many factors to consider when it comes to staff turnover – but while some may be inevitable, such as retirement, a change in career, or even moving away, others can be controlled.
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  • Measuring American Customer Satisfaction
    Measuring American Customer Satisfaction

    Customer satisfaction remains weak as does consumer spending

    Nationwide customer satisfaction remains low, but there has been a tiny 0.1% uptick to 73.2 (on a 0-100 scale) this quarter. Nevertheless, no matter how small, it is an increase, which has been a rarity for a long time now. In fact, this is only the second time during the past 16 quarters ACSI has…
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