Stock Market Risk of 2023

Kinkead's Korner Text

This morning the CPI (Consumer Price Index) for January was released and was "higher" than expected. Most of us would think, "well, the economy is humming and is certainly not in a recession." While, the economy is in decent shape, inflation is still persisting at varying levels ... housing prices, food, energy, and labor with the Inflation Rate simmering around 6.4% year-over-year. So, the risk for 2023 is still the Federal Reserve's control of interest rates as it tries to finish off inflation.

So, your stock market risk will be directly proportionate to the strategy that you've deployed. This may sound trite but it is the main reason investors are not happy with their portfolios ... an actual strategy is absent.

Simply put a strategy is a plan, method, or series of maneuvers for obtaining a specific goal or result. "Buy and Hope" is not a strategy in retirement. Our Enhanced Dividend Portfolio (Covered Call strategy) demands specific results from the common stocks it overlays ... high income and low volatility.

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