May 29, 2022
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Suze starts today's podcast reflecting on Memorial Day and gives us a brief recap of where real estate, energy and food prices are.
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Suze: May 29th 20 22. Hi everybody, Suze O here and welcome to the Women and Money podcast
Suze: as well as everyone else smart enough to listen.
Suze: All right,
Suze: tomorrow is Memorial Day
Suze: and KT said to me this morning, now, Suze, you make sure you wish everybody a happy Memorial Day.
Suze: And I have to tell you everybody. I was thinking about that
Suze: and I was thinking about the events that have recently happened in Buffalo, in Texas,
Suze: everywhere in the world. Truthfully, especially in America.
Suze: But I've been thinking about
Suze: all the people, not just those in the armed forces, but everybody who has lost their lives recently
Suze: and on some level we're all warriors. It seems we're all really fighting
Suze: for our freedom. The freedom to send our kids to school and not have to worry about it. The freedoms to be able to walk down the street no matter who you are or what you are. It doesn't matter. And everybody accepts you. We've all been fighting for simple freedom to have an abortion if you want one to not have an abortion. If you don't
Suze: to not carry guns. That will absolutely obliterate people. We are looking for freedom.
Suze: And so
Suze: I don't know
Suze: does the word happy go with Memorial Day?
Suze: And I have to say.
Suze: I don't think it does at this point in time.
Suze: I think the word that goes with it
Suze: have a soulful, prayerful, wishful,
Suze: actionable to make this world freer
Suze: Memorial Day is more of an accurate description.
Suze: You know, a few days ago,
Suze: I was on Banfield...
Suze: Ashleigh Banfield show and when you are about to go on a tv show,
Suze: especially when you've been zoomed in, you're sitting there watching the show listening to the guests that are on before you
Suze: and the whole segments before me obviously was on the tragedy that happened in Texas
Suze: and then she starts to introduce me
Suze: and it's all about money and it's going to cost more to go away this Memorial Day weekend and inflation and all of these things.
Suze: And when she came to me
Suze: I found myself saying to her, you know, Ashley, we'll talk about money,
Suze: but I think it's really important to understand
Suze: that money
Suze: it comes and it goes and it comes back again. I mean, especially with the stock market, it goes up and it goes down and it comes back again and then you made even more money and that's essentially what's kind of happened this last week.
Suze: But there's a life to it
Suze: and it just doesn't go away and that's it of course, unless you made a really bad investment. But that is besides the point,
Suze: but when it comes to a life,
Suze: when it comes to people,
Suze: once that life is taken,
Suze: that life does not come back to us
Suze: and I think especially
Suze: on this particular Memorial Day,
Suze: I think it's important to keep everything really in perspective,
Suze: as you know, one of my favorite sayings is people first then money then things
Suze: and if you keep that
Suze: in perspective
Suze: what's really, really, really
Suze: irreplaceable in this life,
Suze: It is people
Suze: and so
Suze: I just wanted to say that
Suze: so that all of us
Suze: could usher in the Memorial day
Suze: with the right attitude, the right wishes and then eventually the right results.
Suze: Okay, everybody last week,
Suze: last week was a very interesting week
Suze: because it is the first time
Suze: in over eight weeks that all the markets went up and they went up and they went up.
Suze: Now, if you've been listening to me, I've said to all of you, I thought that the market would probably have a bounce here.
Suze: However, it's a bounce
Suze: and a bounce is when you take a ball and you bounce it,
Suze: it goes down, which is what the markets did, hits the floor, bounces off of it goes up
Suze: and then kind of comes back down again.
Suze: And so I don't think
Suze: this is like March
Suze: Of 2020, where we're going to go up and up and up and up right now and everything's going to be great again,
Suze: I think this is a bounce and I think that this bounce could last
Suze: a week,
Suze: another week, maybe two weeks, but eventually here and not very long from here,
Suze: I think we will see these markets go right back down again,
Suze: you are looking at these things and now all of a sudden you didn't want to be in the market and you were scared to death and you wanted to get out but you didn't know what you should do, but you really don't want to be in the markets, even though if you ask me,
Suze: if you have time on your side, I think that would be one of the biggest mistakes you could ever make. However,
Suze: this is your money and you have to make decisions with it and you have to decide, do you want it in the market or do you not?
Suze: And if you decide you don't
Suze: again, for whatever reason,
Suze: the next week or two, you may decide to take advantage
Suze: of the increase in some of these stocks that have gone up tremendously over this period of time, meaning the last week and maybe the next week
Suze: up to you.
Suze: But I will reiterate
Suze: eventually these markets and these stocks that have been really hurt,
Suze: they will come back, it could take two years, could take three years, could take shorter than that.
Suze: But the way you make great money,
Suze: the way you truly get your money to grow
Suze: is you don't buy and sell and buy and sell, know you buy good quality stocks,
Suze: mutual funds and you hold them for the long run as long as they are diversified
Suze: and they make sense.
Suze: So that's one little update. Another update
Suze: that real estate
Suze: has truly started to cool off pretty big time. That doesn't mean it's going down. So don't get traumatic hair on me
Suze: as I said to all of you during the webinar and you've got the tip sheet for the webinar and if you, by the way, didn't listen to the webinar
Suze: that I did on May 24,
Suze: and 44,000 people did right, but if you didn't listen, I think they will be replaying it next week.
Suze: But everybody who did sign on and listen to it also got a tip sheet of everything I said in that webinar, but I'm going to summarize a little bit
Suze: what I said for you right now. But again, for all of you have been asking they are going to replay the webinar next week's and so many of you want to see it again.
Suze: Real estate,
Suze: real estate is absolutely cooling down here
Suze: Before you would put a property on the market for sale and you would have 15, bids on it right away
Suze: Now, maybe you're getting four or 5
Suze: applications for mortgages, all kinds of things have gone down. That does not mean, as I said a few seconds ago that real estate is going to go down in price.
Suze: I just don't think you're going to get the appreciation that you got last year, the year before, whatever it may be where some of you got 20 or 30% a year increase on your real estate.
Suze: I think you'll see 5% or more could be 10% I don't think you'll see a decrease in value. However, so real estate is still something you can do if you want mortgage rates
Suze: I think have cooled off here a little bit
Suze: because of the deterioration of the stock market.
Suze: The market's going down so much from their highs
Suze: and the price of oil and certain things food continuing to increase. So inflation is still here.
Suze: It kind of is starting a little bit to cool off the economy.
Suze: So with that said interest rates
Suze: are starting to cool off and go down a little bit here.
Suze: So I think you'll see that maybe mortgage rates will come down or stay right around here. I'm not exactly sure that you're going to see them now go to six or 7% in skyrocket.
Suze: So this could be
Suze: closer to the top of the mortgage
Suze: environment for interest rates here then I would have thought two or three weeks ago.
Suze: One other thing and then I'll go on to the Suze School today
Suze: is that
Suze: I think oil is going to continue to go up or energy is going to continue to go up.
Suze: And the reason that I think that is because when china opens up and they have to open up soon we're going to have more people driving again and using oil.
Suze: So the demand for oil will increase
Suze: europe everybody is at a deficit for oil as well as natural gas,
Suze: we are consuming more than we are producing.
Suze: So when that is true, it's against supply and demand, our supply is down, the demand will be going up, which in my opinion will cause energy prices to go up.
Suze: I would not be surprised if we saw oil, it's around 1 14 a barrel right now, could go as high as 1 50.
Suze: What that translates to all of you is that gasoline prices are absolutely going to go up and up.
Suze: So just something to keep in mind,
Suze: the same thing happens to be with food
Suze: because I want you to think about this if gasoline prices continue to go up
Suze: than to ship that food to all of you for the truckers, whatever it costs them more
Suze: and therefore they will pass those prices down to all of you.
Suze: The other thing, which is very true.
Suze: still have a food shortage on our hands with grain and other types of food. So that will make it more expensive
Suze: and it just doesn't seem like that's going to be solved anytime soon. So, be prepared to continue to pay more and more for not only gasoline, but food as well,
Suze: I want to go back however, to oil for a second here.
Suze: oil as well as the oil stocks that I've recommended to all of you for the past over two years now
Suze: and I've added a few new ones to them
Suze: again are performing so well and I'm very thrilled about that, you do need to watch them closely because you have all, if you followed my advice starting a long time ago, you have made a considerable sum of money, not only on the appreciation of the E T F - X L. E. And
Suze: other stocks,
Suze: but you've also been getting paid a tremendous dividend recently on the webinar. And maybe even on this podcast, I recommended a new energy stock by the name of Pioneer. The symbol was P XD.
Suze: And I told all of you that this is one of the highest yielding stocks, if not the highest
Suze: on the stock exchange
Suze: and many of you wrote me and you said Suze, you're wrong.
Suze: I looked up the, the thing, it's only giving like two or 3% it's not giving you, you know, 89 10 11%. It's not doing that, Suze. So I don't get it.
Suze: Alright, I want you to listen to me right now everybody
Suze: because these oil stocks
Suze: are so cash rich,
Suze: they are making so much money right now, I cannot even tell you.
Suze: So they have all of this cash
Suze: and Pioneer especially has decided they are going to be offering you besides the fixed dividend
Suze: that they pay you every year,
Suze: which comes out quarterly,
Suze: they are going to pay you a variable dividend and they're just going to give it to you
Suze: and if you were owner of record
Suze: as of Friday,
Suze: then they will distribute to you, I think come June
Suze: A $7.62, something like that dividend in
Suze: per share.
Suze: And when you combine that dividend with the other dividends, this is an incredibly high yielding dividend paying stock.
Suze: The same is true with Devon
Suze: so when you buy these stocks don't get confused by simply doing what going and looking what the yield is and everything
Suze: do more research, you know, Google, why is Pioneer giving such a high dividend And and you'll find the answers to your questions
Suze: if you like oil or energy,
Suze: you know another stock. And I think I may have told you this is Diamondback symbol F A N. G or Occidental Petroleum, which Warren Buffett absolutely loves OXY
Suze: but don't get too heavily invested in oil
Suze: because if you look at how much oil has gone up in value, it may make up a really big percentage of your entire portfolio,
Suze: so you don't want too much invested in just one area.
Suze: However, again, I will reiterate oil has held up pretty well here
Suze: and I don't know, I find it hard not
Suze: to want to be invested in some oil stocks.
Suze: The same by the way with natural gas Catara symbol, C T R A is something that you might want to look into that
Suze: Now. I just want to also address one more thing
Suze: a while ago, I told you all about how I really thought in times like this,
Suze: it was important to be invested in staples
Suze: and if you don't know what a staple is, it is something that you have got to buy your toothpaste, you know things that have got to be purchased no matter what
Suze: and I recommend it at the time. In exchange traded fund with a symbol by the name of X. L. P.
Suze: It was paying about 2.5% dividend and it was invested big time in
Suze: a variety like I said of staples.
Suze: The problem is that when
Suze: and E. T. F. follows an index or by staples
Suze: they buy more of certain stocks versus other stocks.
Suze: So they may have stocks that make up 3% of their portfolio or 5% or their top holdings
Suze: just follow me here for a second.
Suze: What happened with X. L. P.
Suze: And which is why
Suze: two weeks ago it went down so much to everybody's shocked by the way
Suze: because a few of its main holdings
Suze: such as Walmart, the stock got hit considerably
Suze: Walmart, Target places that sell staples and things like that
Suze: on Treasuries. Just so you understand why I like them.
Suze: You know in life
Suze: it's not very easy to say
Suze: I guarantee you something
Suze: and really, really mean it.
Suze: But with a series I bonds or truly any Treasury, anything that is issued by the United States Treasury
Suze: is the only investment
Suze: that a financial advisor can say to you is absolutely guaranteed.
Suze: And the reason that is is that all Treasuries are backed by the full faith and authority of the United States government. If the government gets in trouble
Suze: and they don't have the money to pay you back the money that you invested with them by purchasing a Treasury. Oh they will raise taxes in order to just pay you back.
Suze: So again, I love Treasuries
Suze: Because it is the only investment that's 100% guaranteed.
Suze: Recently, I'd like to tell you what I do with my own money.
Suze: Recently, I've found myself in a position that I have truthfully a lot of cash
Suze: now, I want to know that that cash is safe and sound and nothing can happen to it.
Suze: So particularly because they are large sums of money. And I don't mind telling you there are millions of dollars.
Suze: I want to know that I'm not only getting a great interest rate.
Suze: I want to know. Not only is that money 100% guaranteed.
Suze: I want to know that I could sell that instrument that Treasury anytime I want without penalty.
Suze: That I could possibly even make money on that cell.
Suze: I want to know that if I hold it to maturity it will do exactly
Suze: what I know it's going to do
Suze: and I just want it available to me like I said when I want it.
Suze: That is why I buy Treasuries.
Suze: you have to know that there are different kinds of treasuries.
Suze: There are Treasury bills,
Suze: there are Treasury notes and there are Treasury bonds.
Suze: A Treasury bill
Suze: has a maturity
Suze: Of either four weeks, 8 weeks, 13 weeks, 26 weeks or 52 weeks.
Suze: Treasury bills do not have maturity these longer than one year.
Suze: And you can buy a Treasury for any of those maturity is that you want. So you know
Suze: that if you really just want to tie your money up for a small period of time, you can.
Suze: Next is notes.
Suze: Treasury notes
Suze: Are longer than a year. They are usually from two years to 10 years.
Suze: So you can buy a Treasury note that matures in two years, three years, five years, seven years or 10 years,
Suze: those are the maturity ease of T notes. Treasury bonds have only to maturity ease and those maturities are 20 years or 30 years. So when you buy any Treasury,
Suze: you invest and you know for sure at the maturity date you will get your money back.
Suze: now. Not only do you get your money back,
Suze: but you also are paid in interest rate
Suze: on these bills, Notes and bonds, which is why you're essentially investing in them.
Suze: Now before I go into that, I just want to say the minimum investment on bills, notes or bonds is $100.
Suze: Usually people buy things in $1,000, whatever. But I like talking about investments
Suze: That anybody could buy and take advantage of. That's why I love series I bonds so much because you can buy one for $25 if you want.
Suze: So it's a place for everybody who wants to be safe and make a relatively good interest rate in Treasury bills, notes or bonds and an extraordinary interest rate in series I bonds.
Suze: Now here's what you need to know about interest
Suze: as I've told you many many times.
Suze: There is a law of money
Suze: and that law of money goes like this. When interest rates go up
Suze: the price
Suze: of your fixed income investments, whether they are bond funds or any individual Bill bond or note happens to go down.
Suze: If interest rates go down, the values go up,
Suze: we are still in an interest rate environment
Suze: where interest rates are absolutely projected to go up.
Suze: Now another rule of money or loss of money
Suze: is that the longer the maturity of a bill note or bond,
Suze: The more volatile it is, number one
Suze: So when interest rates go up, the longer the maturity bonds will go down.
Suze: Also for that risk
Suze: you are being paid normally
Suze: a higher interest rate for you to go out to longer maturities .
Suze: So a 10 year Treasury Note will usually pay you more than a two year Treasury Note.
Suze: A two year Treasury Note will pay you far more than a four week Treasury Bill.
Suze: Does that make sense?
Suze: But the longer the maturity
Suze: the more volatile they are
Suze: up and down movements. And what else?
Suze: The more interest rate you are normally paid.
Suze: That is the reason for those of you who had bond funds. I was asking you to at least switch and this is a while ago. I don't want you to do this now. Right. But to switch in two short term bond funds,
Suze: which means that the bonds that are in that fund have short maturities . So if interest rates have gone up you would not have been hurt as much as if you were in a long term bond fund.
Suze: Everybody. Again, I'm just going to reiterate this if you kept your bond funds for whatever reason, the long term or the medium term just stay in there because I don't think you're going to be continued to be hurt dramatically if at all
Suze: on these funds now and you might find that they start to come back up in value. Got that. Okay, good.
Suze: Now when it comes to getting interest from Treasuries
Suze: notes and bonds are really easy. They pay you the interest rate every six months
Suze: bills. However work a whole different way
Suze: a bill is sold to you at a discount.
Suze: Let's just say you're going to put in $1,000
Suze: into a one year treasury
Suze: And right now a one year Treasury bill is paying about 2%.
Suze: So they do not do it where you put in $1,000 and you're paid 2% on $1,000.
Suze: They sell you
Suze: Treasuries at a discount.
Suze: So you would only have to put up in this case about $980.
Suze: And in one year from now when that Treasury bill matured you would get your $1000
Suze: Because you really purchased $1,000 treasury
Suze: But you only had to pay $980 for it.
Suze: Now I get that doesn't sound like a lot of money because really
Suze: Over that one year if you look at that you only made $20
Suze: Peeps... that's what interest rates are right now
Suze: if you put in $1000 in one lump sum let's just say in a. C. D. And it was paying you 1.7 or 2%. All you would make after the entire year is $20
Suze: But $20 is better than nothing
Suze: But most people just don't do it for $1,000. They do it for larger amounts of money. $5,010,000 $20,000 amounts that they want to keep safe and sound and then it starts to make sense.
Suze: You know the T notes and everything are paying between 2.5 and 2.8% great interest rate right now. Especially remember they are states
Suze: and city tax free. That is a big deal. Everybody if you live in a state
Suze: that has a high income tax bracket,
Suze: I just have to say something else because it just dawned on me.
Suze: The reason that I've been so gaga over the Alliant credit union account
Suze: because I want you to just think about this
Suze: Is that if you just put in $100 a month
Suze: for 12 months that's $1,200
Suze: And after one year
Suze: They give you that $100 bonus assuming that you have $1,200 at the end of the time
Suze: and now you have after one year
Suze: So can you think about this, you made a $100
Suze: On a $1,200 investment that you made in $100 increments
Suze: versus $20
Suze: On $1,000 investment in a T. Bill.
Suze: Uh huh. Do you understand? So for those of you who may be interested in keeping money safe and sound and getting an extraordinary yield on it, go to my alliant dot com
Suze: look for me there and just see how it works. You also can listen to everything at the end of this podcast and you should be taking advantage of it, you should be taking advantage of it, you should be taking advantage of it.
Suze: But that in essence everybody is how Treasuries work.
Suze: Now. If you have questions and you don't understand it,
Suze: just go on to Treasury direct dot gov
Suze: and read
Suze: click on T bills, click on T notes, click on T bonds and they give you in depth lessons on it
Suze: so you can figure this out everybody. But that is why I've been so gung ho on Treasuries
Suze: and there you go now. You know all right, everybody
Suze: that kind of brings us to the end of this Suze School.
Suze: I want you to think about what I said at the beginning of this podcast.
Suze: I do wish all of you a very safe
Suze: Memorial day.
Suze: I wish all of you a memorial day that you spend with somebody you love
Suze: and if there's nobody in your life
Suze: for whatever reason right now because I know how many of you are all alone
Suze: then spend this day
Suze: with yourself,
Suze: love yourself in a way that maybe you've never loved yourself before, appreciate who you are, appreciate your struggles, appreciate
Suze: that you are still able to be walking on this earth, be as healthy as you can possibly be
Suze: and to make choices
Suze: that make you stronger your money stronger
Suze: and others
Suze: happy and strong as well.
Suze: So until Thursday with Ms Travis, which by the way I just have to say is already out there planting her garden
Suze: for those of you who want to see her garden,
Suze: download the women and money app at Google play or Apple apps and there are pictures of it there. And again you'll see Colo who lives with us, who's helping her
Suze: and she is so happy. I've never seen her so happy but take a look at it. It's kind of cute. So again, until Thursday when KT joins me for Ask KT and Suze Anything,
Suze: there's really only one thing that I want you to remember when it comes to your money and is this I want you to be safe.
Suze: Strong and secure.
Suze: Stay well everybody. Bye bye.
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