Watch Out For The Wreck

September 22, 2017

Ed Butowsky, top wealth manager in Dallas and managing partner of Chapwood Investment, LLC, explains in precise details the current stock market valuation and why you need to always be prepared for an economic wreck.

The Stock Market Half Time Report

July 5, 2016



Ed Butowsky, top wealth manager in Dallas, Financial Advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses the stock market and its performance over the last 6 months relative to historical data and how it impacts your portfolio.

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Middle Class Has Been Suffering For Years

November 9, 2015

The 70 percent of Americans that comprise the middle class have been suffering for years from “stealth stagflation” that is driven by high taxes and oppressive regulations.

Stagflation is defined by Merriam-Webster as a condition of “persistent inflation combined with stagnant consumer demand and relatively high unemployment.” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the official unemployment was at 7.8 percent in January 2009, when President Obama took office. The rate soared to 10 percent in October of that year and has been sinking steadily to 5 percent last month. But the “good news” has not been from an expansion in the percentage of Americans working, but rather millions who ran out of benefits up and stopped looking for jobs.

If those “discouraged” workers were added back into the mix, the unemployment rate would jump to 11 percent. Today, there are more people out of work now than when Obama moved into the White House.

America’s growth rate has been averaging about 2.2 percent, following the worst recession since the Great Depression. But historically, coming out of a recession the economy should grow at 3.5 to 4 percent.

The Consumer Price Index underestimates the true rise in cost of most of the items the middle-class buys. According to the Chapwood Index that tracks the price changes for the top 500 items that middle-class Americans buy, true inflation is up about 9 percent in the last 12 months.

Despite government statistics and what our political leaders say, middle-class Americans are being devoured by the virus of stagflation.

And despite promises that government could grow the middle-class from the middle out, ever-rising taxes and the cost of complying with onerous government regulations on businesses have caused prices to rise, unemployment to remain high, the economy to remain stagnant, and the federal government debt to rise to $19 trillion.

The 2016 election is an opportunity to choose a president who will cut taxes and unnecessary regulations. But Americans must put someone in charge that understands the problem, knows how to fix it and promises actually to do something about it.

Published at BreitBart by Ed Butowsky on 11/4/2015.

Modern-Day Stagflation Hurting Middle Class

November 9, 2015

The 70 percent of Americans that comprise the middle class have been suffering for years from “stealth stagflation” that is driven by high taxes and oppressive regulations.

Stagflation is defined by Merriam-Webster as a condition of “persistent inflation combined with stagnant consumer demand and relatively high unemployment.” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the official unemployment was at 7.8 percent in January 2009, when President Obama took office. The rate soared to 10 percent in October of that year and has been sinking steadily to 5 percent last month. But the “good news” has not been from an expansion in the percentage of Americans working, but rather millions who ran out of benefits up and stopped looking for jobs.


If those “discouraged” workers were added back into the mix, the unemployment rate would jump to 11 percent. Today, there are more people out of work now than when Obama moved into the White House.


America’s growth rate has been averaging about 2.2 percent, following the worst recession since the Great Depression. But historically, coming out of a recession the economy should grow at 3.5 to 4 percent.


The Consumer Price Index underestimates the true rise in cost of most of the items the middle-class buys. According to the Chapwood Index that tracks the price changes for the top 500 items that middle-class Americans buy, true inflation is up about 9 percent in the last 12 months.


Despite government statistics and what our political leaders say, middle-class Americans are being devoured by the virus of stagflation.


And despite promises that government could grow the middle-class from the middle out, ever-rising taxes and the cost of complying with onerous government regulations on businesses have caused prices to rise, unemployment to remain high, the economy to remain stagnant, and the federal government debt to rise to $19 trillion.


The 2016 election is an opportunity to choose a president who will cut taxes and unnecessary regulations. But Americans must put someone in charge that understands the problem, knows how to fix it and promises actually to do something about it.


Published at BreitBart by Ed Butowsky on 11/4/2015.

Stocks Sell Off In Wake Of Fed’s Decision, Worries About Global Economy

September 21, 2015

The market this week has gone off the rails. The DOW ended Friday careening about 300 points. This occurring the day after the Federal Reserve did not hike interest rates. This news ordinarily would be great news to analysts and investors alike but these markets are paranoid these days. It certainly begs the question by analysts and investors what is it that the Federal Reserve not see that resulted in their decision. Anything stock or stock related hit hard on Friday. They major indices are not only down for the week but for the month. Investors are asking if anyone was worried about investing in equities where are they putting their money. Friday’s indicators show that one of the big beneficiary of investors was the 10-Year treasury bond. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses the recent news from the Fed and the impact on our markets at home regarding global economic slow down.



March Has A Reputation For Market Mood Swings

March 4, 2015

Wall Street is gearing up for March Madness. The markets have a reputation for major swings this time of the year. With the NASDAQ topping out in 2000, but bottoming out in 2009. Ed Butowsky, wealth manager, financial advisor, and managing partner of Chapwood Investment Management, discusses the reason behind the stock market mood swing traditionally in March and what we could expect this month.