Hello Eagle Wealth Community,
Life is busy. You have lunch dates, books to read, and friends to visit with. The last thing you need to worry about is arranging appointments.
Meet Calendly, our new scheduling software. It’s simple. We send you a meeting request and you click a link to schedule, adjust, or cancel your meetings.
How Calendly will make your life easier:
- The end of phone or email tag. You’ll now have access to our availability so no need to go back and forth to finalize the meeting.
- More meeting options. Now you’ll have more meeting options instead of choosing from 2-4 specific times.
- Calendar invites. Forget the sticky notes. You don’t have to keep track of which date and time you chose for your meeting. Calendly automatically sends you an invitation email to add to your Google, Outlook, or iCloud calendar.
- Calendly works with your time-zone. No matter which time zone you’re in, Calendly automatically recognizes the local-time zone and offers you meetings that work with our availability.
- Quick rescheduling if your plans change. Your Calendly invitation includes a link to cancel or reschedule your appointment. If your plans change and you need to reschedule, just click the link and choose a new time.
Check out the tutorial here. This program is simple and user-friendly. If you have any questions, please call us so we can help.
Prefer the traditional way to schedule meetings? No problem. Let us know you’d like to skip the technology and we’ll make sure to schedule with you over the phone.
We’re here to make your life easier and less complicated. It’s time to cross one more thing off your task list. Our goal is to free up your schedule so you can spend time on what really matters, living a life you love.
Until next week,
Your problem-solving Eagle Wealth Team
Last month, Matt & Lynn made their way down to Phoenix, Arizona to relax and soak up the sun.
What was your favorite memory on the trip?
“Friends suggested we make an overnight trip to Sedona, AZ – a 2 ½ hour drive north. Ugh. No one wants to drive on vacation, or at least I don’t. It was worth it! We were blown away by the incredibly stunning vistas at every turn. The red rock formations of this magical place seemed otherworldly and yet you could hike and be amongst them to admire and bask in their beauty.”
We’ve asked Data Delete of Oregon to be at our office on Friday, July 16th from 9am-11am to shred your documents for free!
Don’t miss your chance to get rid of the clutter, say hello to the EWM team, and cross this task off your to-do list. Make sure to bring your friends and family members to take advantage of this service.
You’ll get to visit with the Eagle Wealth team while enjoying coffee and donuts. Who can turn down a donut, right? We’ll also have a giveaway table for you to stock up on all your favorite Eagle Wealth gear.
We’ve missed seeing you in person and look forward to catching up with you soon.
Will you join us?
The Week on Wall Street
New messaging from the Federal Reserve on interest rates and inflation last week led to a broad retreat in stock prices.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 3.45% while the Standard & Poor’s 500 lost 1.91%. The Nasdaq Composite index slipped 0.28% for the week. The MSCI EAFE index, which tracks developed overseas stock markets, fell 0.64%.1,2,3
Another Quiet Week
The Federal Reserve’s announcement on Wednesday that interest rate hikes may likely occur sooner than expected and that it had underestimated the pace of inflation unsettled investors. The hardest hit groups were cyclical stocks, like energy, materials, and industrials, as well as financials and consumer staples. 4
Losses accelerated into the week’s close on comments by St. Louis Fed President James Bullard that the first rate hike could be as soon as 2022.
The bond yield curve flattened, as short-term interest rates rose in anticipation of rising rates and longer-term rates declined, reflecting a view of an eventual economic slowdown.
The Fed’s Surprise
Last week’s FOMC meeting announcement took investors by surprise as the Fed indicated that two rate hikes in 2023 were likely. It was as recent as March that the Fed had signaled that rates would remain unchanged until 2024. 4
The Fed also raised its inflation expectations to 3.4%, up from its March projection of 2.4%, though it continues to believe that price increases will be transitory in nature. 5
The Fed provided no indication of when and by how much it might begin tapering its monthly bond purchase program. 6
THE WEEK AHEAD:
KEY ECONOMIC DATA
Tuesday: Existing Home Sales.
Wednesday: PMI (Purchasing Managers Index) Composite Flash. New Home Sales.
Thursday: GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Durable Goods Orders. Jobless Claims.
Friday: Consumer Sentiment.
Source: Econoday, June 18, 2021
The Econoday economic calendar lists upcoming U.S. economic data releases (including key economic indicators), Federal Reserve policy meetings, and speaking engagements of Federal Reserve officials. The content is developed from sources believed to be providing accurate information. The forecasts or forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and may not materialize. The forecasts also are subject to revision.
THE WEEK AHEAD:
COMPANIES REPORTING EARNINGS
Wednesday: Oracle Corporation (ORCL).
Thursday: The Kroger Co. (KR).
Friday: Oracle Corporation (ORCL).
Source: Zacks, June 18, 2021
Companies mentioned are for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a solicitation for the purchase or sale of the securities. Investing involves risks, and investment decisions should be based on your own goals, time horizon, and tolerance for risk. The return and principal value of investments will fluctuate as market conditions change. When sold, investments may be worth more or less than their original cost. Companies may reschedule when they report earnings without notice.