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Overcoming Blockers to Optimize Reserve Funds 2024

Overcoming Blockers to Optimize Reserve Funds 2024

Overcoming Blockers to Optimize Reserve Funds | Webinar OnDemand Explore the common barriers that make nonprofits hesitant to invest their reserve funds and discover how guidance from seasoned investment professionals can help them navigate these challenges effectively. Watch an informative session that delves into the reasons behind nonprofit reluctance and offers practical strategies for making […]

Q1 2024 Performance Report and Market Insights

Q1 2024 Performance Report and Market Insights

In an ongoing commitment to keep you abreast on a range of issues that might affect your business, AAFCPAs is pleased to share Q1 2024 Market Insights published by AAF Wealth Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of AAFCPAs. These insights reflect on some of the financial developments in the first quarter of 2024 that influenced […]

From The Desk of Kevin Hodson

From The Desk of Kevin Hodson

As we get the ball rolling in 2024, I’ve been working with clients on IRA contributions and tax filings. I’m also preparing to present at AAFCPAs’ Nonprofit Seminar in April. (We sent you an invite recently.) This event is a complimentary day of education we provide annually geared toward our nonprofit clients, primarily heads of […]

AAF Wealth Management Q4 2023 Market Insight

AAF Wealth Management Q4 2023 Market Insight

Last year was eventful both economically and otherwise, from bank failures in March to Fitch’s downgrade of U.S. government debt, a collapse in inflation, and the Federal Reserve signaling it might end rate hikes. In an ongoing commitment to keep you abreast on a range of issues that might affect you and your business, AAF […]

From the desk of Kevin Hodson

From the desk of Kevin Hodson

On the Desk Closing out 2023, we are reflecting on the continuous noise that permeates the markets. Our long-term approach helps us stay focused, though, as we look past week-to-week disruptions to bigger picture indicators. Interest rate increases, for example, have been on everyone’s mind. We’re less concerned with those trends at this point, as […]

AAF Wealth Management Q3 Market Insight

AAF Wealth Management Q3 Market Insight

The intricacies of market performance are deeply intertwined with various external factors, including inflation, interest rates, political shifts, geopolitical affairs, and natural disasters. This includes, sadly, the current humanitarian crisis in the Middle East. It is heart-breaking to see these events unfold in a region whose people have known such profound suffering for far too […]

From the Desk of Kevin Hodson

From the Desk of Kevin Hodson

On the Desk The Federal Reserve just concluded their most recent Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on 9/20. In the post-meeting presser Wednesday afternoon, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell indicated that the Fed is “close to done raising interest rates.” However, they’re not about to ease up on the Federal Funds Rate which presently stands at 5.25% […]

U.S. Long-term Foreign Currency Debt Rating Downgraded to AA+ by Fitch Ratings

U.S. Long-term Foreign Currency Debt Rating Downgraded to AA+ by Fitch Ratings

AAF Wealth Management would like to make clients aware that Fitch Ratings announced a downgrade to its U.S. long-term foreign currency debt rating from AAA to AA+ over concerns with a growing U.S. budget deficit and an erosion of U.S. governance relative to comparably rated peers throughout the past two decades, which led to repeated […]

AAF Wealth Management Q2 Market Update

AAF Wealth Management Q2 Market Update

This has been an eventful year for U.S. and global economies. As we close the first half of 2023, U.S. consumers have largely witnessed a slowdown on inflation, while the rest of the world continues to wrestle with it. Domestically, though, we are beginning to see the cumulative effects of the past few years’ economic […]