Weekly Reading List - Leumi USA

Welcome to the latest edition of Leumi’s Weekly Reading List.  I hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and out of harm’s way.   

“They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!” ~ Dr. Seuss.  Perhaps it’s the amount of time I have been spending with my five year old recently that drew me to a Dr. Seuss quote, but it’s amazing to me how quickly time seems to go by.  Here’s hoping that progress continues to progress too fast as our country looks to get back to a life close to the pre-coronavirus days.    

As always, I found the articles below to be interesting, helpful, or entertaining.

The Path to Making a Charitable Impact – From Kiplinger, an article that discusses the use of charitable trusts, donor-advised funds, private family foundations as vehicles for those who are charitably inclined.  

Why The U.S. Has Shunned Negative Interest Rates – From The Wealth Advisor, an argument for why the U.S. Federal Reserve is not likely to push its benchmark rates below zero.

We May Be Moving Past the Worst of the RecessionNuveen’s Chief Equity Strategist, Robert Doll, discusses his outlook on the stock market and the economy.

All of the World’s Money and Markets in One Visualization – From Visual Capitalist, an incredibly interesting graphical breakdown that puts the value of the world’s money and markets into perspective. 

This Fun, Interactive Graph Shows How Long Every ‘Simpsons’ Prediction Took To Come TrueFast Company shares an interactive graph showing the uncanny ability of The Simpsons to predict future events ranging from Super Bowl winners to three-eyed fish to murder hornets. 

I hope you enjoy!

Best regards,
Brian M. Stigliano, CFP® | Vice President  Financial Planning & Insurance Manager 
350 Madison Ave | New York, NY 10017 | Tel: 212.407.4344
Brian.Stigliano@leumiusa.com 

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The Weekly Reading List contains links to articles published by third-party sources. Neither BLUSA nor LISI make any guarantee, representation, or warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of statements or information by any third-parties. The Weekly Reading List should not be construed as legal, tax, accounting, securities, or investment advice, an offer to enter into a transaction, an investment allocation strategy, or the solicitation of an offer to enter into a transaction by any Leumi Group Unit. Investing involves risk, including the potential loss of principal. No investment strategy can guarantee a profit or protect against loss in periods of declining values.The articles which are provided for reference in the Weekly Reading List do not necessarily represent the views of the author, Bank Leumi USA (“BLUSA”), Leumi Investment Services Inc. (“LISI”), or other units of the Leumi Group (each, a “Leumi Group Unit” and collectively, “Leumi Group Units”). 

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