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Aug. 2, 2022

Spending, Statistics, and Why Midterms Matter

This week, Doug and Greg discuss how consumers and big business are responding to sky-high inflation, which income bracket is struggling the hardest and which brands are selling out faster, the bright side to a recession in vibes, why midterms matter, and why despite it all, the market is up. 

Key Takeaways

  • [00:16] - What inflation means for consumer spending and where prices have (surprisingly) gone down. 
  • [05:29] - Why despite the constant bad news, the market is looking up.
  • [15:12] - A guessing game for Greg. 
  • [19:54] - Why midterm years matter. 


[10:00] - “Things are bad, but the market ebbs and flows and generally overcorrects on the downside and overcorrects on the upside, and people that stick with a game plan end up working out.” ~ Doug Stokes

[10:16] - “One of our clients told me one time that things are never as good or as bad as they seem. And you’re right, things have seemed very bad lately.” ~ Greg Stokes

[13:39] - “I’m optimistic on the future and I think that if you extend your time or horizon long enough and if you look at prior data after the declines that we’ve seen recently, usually it’s a setup for a positive outlook going forward.” ~ Doug Stokes


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