Tag Archives: Stock Market

Why The Timing of Market & Economic Cycles Is Important (Ep. 59)



2022 has been a volatile, tumultuous year for the market. As we move into the final quarter, Jeff Green and Lauren Smith offer up their opinions on what’s going on and how to think about that based on the timing of market and economic cycles. Together they discuss:

  • Why they believe we’re not currently in a Recession (and when it may be coming)
  • What types of investments that are generally strategic for: Bear Markets, Bull Markets & Recessions
  • The differences between Economic Cycles vs. Market Cycles
  • Different sectors that tend to do well in various types of markets and cycles
  • And more!

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Retirement Risks You Need To Know About (Ep. 58)



Your retirement is one of the most important things you’ll ever plan for. And because of that, the thought of any risks can weigh heavily on our minds. Do you know the top risks to consider as you approach retirement?

In this episode of The Green Zone Podcast, Jeff Green and Lauren Smith discuss what they feel are the top six financial and retirement risks that folks need to think about – and have a plan for addressing. Together, they discuss:

  1. Inflation
  2. Longevity Risk
  3. Health & Long-Term Care Risk
  4. Stock Market & Home-Price Market Risk
  5. Tax Policy Risk
  6. Policy Risk

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New Investing Lingo being Used by Younger Folk (Ep.48)



Language is a beautiful thing as it can seamlessly morph and adapt to changing times, but sometimes as older folks, it can be a little tough to understand the lingo of the younger crowd.

In this episode, Jeff Green and Lauren Smith identify the meaning of some investing terms used by younger people. They also share where these terms are originating from as more younger people are starting to invest their money into the stock market.

Jeff and Lauren discuss:

  • How Reddit has influenced the investing terms used by young people
  • Investing terms you should know to understand what your kids are talking about
  • How you can compare original investing terms to the current lingo being used
  • And more

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41. The Financial Concerns of the Pandemic



There is no doubt that the pandemic made an impact on everyone’s lives in some way, shape, or form. This becomes increasingly clear when you look at the state of the market, inflation rates and national spending practices. 

In this episode, Jeff Green and Lauren Smith evaluate the concerns that the people of America have been having regarding government spending throughout the pandemic, the effects of inflation, and how the stock market has been more unpredictable than ever.

Jeff and Lauren discuss: 

  • The trends of the stock market throughout the various stages of the pandemic
  • Whether or not the market is under or overvalued at this current moment in time
  • The effects of inflation on the everyday investor
  • And more!

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