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Custom Business Planning and Solutions Co-Brands as Mom and Pop | Peter Mehit

We’re Mom and Pop.  We’ve been in business since 2004 and we’ve learned who our customers are and what they need.  We know who we can help with our breadth of experience.  Lifestyle businesses; the people who we believe are heroes.  Lifestyle businesses hire first, fire last and support a huge swath of the economy.  The vast majority of our clients over the last 13 years have been mom and pop’s, small partnerships, friends, lovers and other teams of like-minded people who’ve come together to follow a dream.

All this time we’ve been here to provide them with information, structure and creativity that help them become stronger, better focused and more successful.  We love them and want them to win. Continue reading

Bond Market Has $900 Billion Mom-and-Pop Problem When Rates Rise | Bloomberg

mini flash crashIt’s never been easier for individuals to enter some of the most esoteric debt markets. Wall Street’s biggest firms are worried that it’ll be just as simple for them to leave.

Investors have piled more than $900 billion into taxable bond funds since the 2008 financial crisis, buying stock-like shares of mutual and exchange-traded funds to gain access to infrequently-traded markets. This flood of cash has helped cause prices to surge and yields to plunge.

Now, as the Federal Reserve discusses ending its easy-money policies, concern is mounting that the withdrawal of stimulus will lead to an exodus that’ll cause credit markets to freeze up. While new regulations have forced banks to reduce their balance-sheet risk, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPM are focusing on the problems that individual investors could cause by yanking money from funds.

There’s a bigger risk “that when the the Fed starts hiking in earnest, outflows from high-yielding and less-liquid debt will lead to a free fall in prices,” JPMorgan strategists led by Jan Loeys wrote in a June 20 report. “In extremis, this could force a closing of the primary market and have serious economic impact.”

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