Brian Perry

In addition to overseeing Pure’s investment offering and platform, Brian works closely with Pure’s financial advisors, helping provide them with the tools and resources necessary to serve their clients and continue the firm’s mission of providing the highest quality financial education and planning to as many people as possible. He has been actively involved in [...]

Joe Anderson
ABOUT Joseph

As CEO and President, Joe Anderson has created a unique, ambitious business model utilizing advanced service, training, sales, and marketing strategies to grow Pure Financial Advisors into the trustworthy, client-focused company it is today. Pure Financial, a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA), was ranked 15 out of 100 top ETF Power Users by RIA channel (2023), was [...]

Joe Anderson, CFP®, President of Pure Financial Advisors, and Pure’s Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Brian Perry, CFP®, CFA, discuss COVID-19 and the economy, the state of the financial markets, and a look ahead at what November 2020 elections might bring. Following the presentation Joe and Brian answer attendee questions.

Click to download Brian Perry’s full slide presentation.

00:00 – Intro

04:00 – COVID-19 and the Economy

04:13 – Retail Sales Implode

04:42 – OpenTable Year Over Year Change By State

05:34 – US Employment to Population Ratio

06:35 – Change in Confirmed Cases and Fatalities in the US

07:41 – Money Supply Has Increased, Money Velocity Has Decreased

09:06 – The State of the Markets

09:11 – US 2-Year Treasury

10:00 – Treasury Yield Curve Has Steepened Since January

10:50 – S&P 500 1-Year Performance

12:29 – S&P 500 Leaders

13:42 – Top Holdings of US Core Equity Mutual Funds

14:46 – Retail Investor Behavior

15:40 – Investors Turn Optimistic

16:30 – Is Success Inevitable?

17:40 – Bad News Equals Good Results: When all indications predict the bottom will drop out, why wouldn’t we liquidate some of our portfolio and move to cash?

19:15 – Looking Ahead to November

 19:24 – Percent of Republicans and Democrats Who Say They Have an Unfavorable Opinion of China (Trade Wars)

21:24 – Unemployment Rates in 10 States with the Tightest Election Races in 2016

22:35 – Unemployment Rate by Education Level

23:35 – Change in Economic Expectations by Political Affiliation

24:45 – Stocks Rise Under Most Presidents

Attendee Questions

26:27 – Given how President Trump’s monetary policies have seemed to boost the stock market, what impact will Joe Biden have?

27:25 – It seems that value stocks continue to struggle. Do you foresee any improvement in the prospects for value investors?

29:15 –  Are we in basically a whipsaw i.e. we get small gains then give back the previous several days of gains and maybe a little more than the gains we got previously? Given the number of businesses that will not come back and continued unemployment will our portfolios continue to drift a net down?

31:40 – I read an article in the NY Times that gamblers, without their usual places available for gambling, have now turned to investing in the stock market and are having a marked effect on the volatility of the market.  How is your firm dealing with the effects of gamblers when gauging the direction of the market and making decisions that affect your legitimate investors/clients?

33:32 – Any thoughts on how civil unrest is and/or will affect the economy and the stock market

34:33 – People are talking about Joe Biden’s presidency will hurt the market, what’s your opinion?

35:45 – What does the Pure “merger” mean for your existing clients? (Emigrant Partners has purchased a minority stake in Pure Financial Advisors.)

40:22 – For retirees, given the fact that consumers drive the market and that the stock market is not the economy, what would a good current cash allocation be to have dry powder ready if/when the market adjusts again?

43:42 – Suggestion made keep about 1-year liquid assets for downtimes such as these. What type of liquid asset combination would you suggest rather than just cash in a bank?  (Ask your advisor about Max My Interest.)

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