Monthly Archives: February 2022

COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

February 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought overwhelming grief to many. At FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), their mission is to help people before, during and after disasters. They are dedicated to helping ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the virus. FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred on or after January 20, 2020, under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Learn more below and at https://www.fema.gov/disaster/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance

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The Fed Prepares to Make a Move

Market Memo

February 2022 – Dan Zalipski, CFA®

The markets have been volatile in the past several weeks.  The timetable for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates continues to compress as the threat of inflation persists.  As recently as September, the Fed was indicating they wouldn’t raise rates until 2023.  Five months later, and Fed officials are openly suggesting we may see a 0.50% hike as soon as March.  In a market where quarter-point hikes are considered standard, a half-point hike would suggest the Fed waited too long to make their initial move and are now attempting to play catch-up.  Unfortunately, the Fed’s attempt to provide some relief to main street will likely cause some pain for Wall Street. 

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