Real Disposable Income Per Capita in October
With the release of this morning's report on October Personal Incomes and Outlays, we can now take a closer look at "Real" Disposable Personal Income Per Capita. At two decimal places, the nominal -0.81% month-over-month change in disposable income is unchanged when we adjust for inflation. This is a decrease from last month's 0.70% nominal and 0.53% real increase last month. The year-over-year metrics are 5.72% nominal and 4.48% real.
The Big Four: Real Personal Income in October
Personal Income (excluding Transfer Receipts) in October rose 0.78% and is up 2.2% year-over-year. However, when adjusted for inflation using the BEA's PCE Price Index, Real Personal Income (excluding Transfer Receipts) MoM was up 0.78%. The real number is up 1.0% year-over-year.
Minisode - A Unique Approach to Target-Date Funds
For retirement-oriented investors, especially those saving through 401(k) and other defined-contribution plans, the most popular solution is a target-date fund. Those funds are designed to build retirees’ wealth through a carefully constructed asset allocation and glide path that minimizes risk. But designing those funds is a complex process, as my guest today will explain.
#MacroView: A Vaccine And The “New New Normal”
Moderna and Pfizer recently announced they had potential vaccines for COVID-19 that are more than 90% effective. With that, the market surged, and a rotation into “economically sensitive” sectors occurred. While a “vaccine” will eventually come to the market, it will only ensure a return to the “New New Normal.”