2014: We Are Coming Down the Financial Stretch - Where Are We Headed?
September 23, 2014
Hosted by Peter Weitz
We are often asked our crystal ball view of where we think we are in the market cycle and where we are headed. Well, 2014 hardly could have started worse, with a brutal and seemingly never-ending winter bringing activity to a halt and keeping shoppers at home in much of the country. The final first quarter estimate told the story, with real gross domestic product (GDP) contracting a much worse-than-expected 2.1%. But there’s a reason the equity market shook off that number. It was after all, so yesterday. What today and the rest of the year look like are much different, as manufacturing and jobs appear to be accelerating, auto and retail sales are on the upswing and even housing is showing some signs of pulling out of its funk. Join me today on the In Black and Weitz Radio Show and we discuss the near term future of the financial markets. In Black and Weitz airs live Tuesdays at 10AM Eastern Standard Time
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Ayn Rand said that there are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil. In Black and Weitz, and show host Peter Weitz will address the most pressing matters in business without bias. In fact, the data will support his vision of harnessing the power of key investment and business data points to deliver unbiased (and unemotional) opinions with strong conviction. His guests will have a similar approach. He intends to spotlight industry leaders, corporate executives and consultants, by covering a myriad of business and investment topics to educate listeners like you based on their expertise. Some topics that can be expected to be covered include Investments, Innovation, 401(K) plans, HR technology, and Retirement. If you are interested in learning about and solving complex business and investment issues, presented in a manner that is simple to understand, then tune in.
Peter Weitz, is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (c) and a Senior Vice President and equity partner of Fusion Analytics Investment Partners. He joined the industry over ten years ago after spending 13 years in real estate development in Washington, DC. After several years working for a large retail wire house, he became uncomfortable with the inherent conflicts of interest at major brokerage institutions and joined Fusion Analytics in 2009, overseeing their South East Region. A dual graduate of George Washington University, Peter holds both an undergraduate degree in business and a Master’s Degree in Finance. His primary areas of practice include corporate 401(K) and defined benefit plans assisting plan sponsors with their investment, fiduciary, employee education and compliance responsibilities, as well as individual retirement planning and wealth retention. He has published several articles and spoken on numerous panels regarding ERISA regulations as they pertain to defined contribution and benefit plans and has been recognized as a top performer nationally in the 401(K) market place by several 401(K) plan providers.
In his spare time, he is a passionate golfer, a gourmet cook, a dog lover and an oenophile. He currently resides in Coral Springs, Florida.