Mint Hill Monthly – September 2023

We hope your Fall is off to a great start!  Below are selected articles from the month of September.  Happy reading!

  • Fed Holds Interest Rates Steady – for Now.  Read Article The US Federal Reserve keeps its key interest rate at 5.25%-5.5%, debating further action to control inflation. Economic challenges complicate policy decisions.
  • America’s Biggest Landlords Can’t Find Houses to Buy Either. Read Article  Wall Street rental giants face hurdles in buying homes due to high costs and limited supply, hindering growth. Renting remains cost-effective amid soaring home prices.
  • Remember When NFTs Sold for Millions of Dollars? Read Article  A recent study found that over 95% of 73,257 NFT collections have zero market value in ether, signaling a decline in the NFT market after the 2021-2022 hype.
  • Nobody Has Figured Out Return to Office, but Asia is Winning the Battle. Read Article  Asia and Europe are doing better at getting people back in the office than the US. Office occupancy rates show Asia at 79%, Europe at 75%, and America at 49%.
  • Investors Keep Putting Money into Private Credit. Read Article  Alternative asset funds are drawing increasing investment despite concerns about rising interest rates. Some funds report reduced redemption requests, and wealthy individuals and institutions remain active investors. This trend has boosted the shares of fund managers.
  • The Fed’s Next Challenge: $100 Oil.  Read Article Rising oil prices, driven by supply cuts from Saudi Arabia and Russia, challenge central banks’ efforts to control inflation and may lead to higher interest rates, impacting various sectors.
  • A Tax Break Worth the Hassles.  Read Article Seniors can benefit from tax breaks by using Qualified Charitable Distributions (QCDs) from their IRAs, avoiding taxable income, and lowering Medicare surcharges. However, the process can be complex and requires careful planning.

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Tyler Anderson, CFP®
Mint Hill Wealth Management

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