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Are you ready for some thoughtful discussions about how to meet and exceed the rigors of today's retirement industry? Join host Tom Lamendola, Chief Marketing Officer for Financial Independence Group, for a deep dive into the demands of today's retirement industry.

Each episode, Tom will lead a thoughtful discussion with leaders in the financial arena to create a unique show that's designed to serve both financial professionals and everyday investors.

Financial Independence Group (FIG) has been a leader in the financial services space for more than 40 years. Tom Lamendola joined FIG in 2017 and has been responsible for growing high performing teams and challenge organizations to reach their potential for more than 15 years.

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Jan 26, 2024

Tony Parish, CFA, CQF, the Chief Investment Officer at AlphaStar Capital Management, is with us for today’s episode. He joins us twice a year to talk about the state of the market and share his halftime report. Stay tuned as we dive into market updates, the US and world economy, and get a glimpse into Tony’s market forecasts for 2024.

We’ll kick off this episode by reflecting on the remarkable resilience of the economy and the markets in 2023. Then, we’ll talk about the impact of inflation on our day-to-day expenses, the likelihood of market surprises in the upcoming year, and discuss the evolving landscape of artificial intelligence in the financial industry.


Here’s some of what we discuss in this episode:

  • The market’s unexpected resilience in 2023 + how economists measure inflation and how consumers perceive it
  • Why investors may face disappointment in 2024 with more modest returns
  • Unforeseen events and surprises may play a significant role in shaping the economic landscape throughout the year
  • How politics will impact the markets globally in 2024
  • AI’s impact on the financial markets


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