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Bedel Blog

Jul 19, 2024

Private Equity: Advancing Your Investment Strategy with Diverse Opportunities and Simplified Access

Private equity presents an enticing proposition for investors seeking enhanced returns and...

Jul 15, 2024

Family Gifting Strategies

Awareness of gift tax rules is imperative when structuring a strategy. Whether gifting to adult...

Jul 8, 2024

Presidential Election and Your Portfolio

Many factors impact the return of the S&P 500. This would include wars, pandemics, and...

Jul 1, 2024

Roth Conversions and Capital Gain Harvesting – Why Both Have Their Place

A couple of withdrawal strategies that should be considered are the Roth conversion and...

GenNeXt Blog

Jun 14, 2024

Where Are You Putting All That Cash?

With the Federal Reserve’s rapid interest rate increases, more options exist for your cash to...

Apr 18, 2024

Instant Gratification? Not So Fast

It’s easy to opt for instant gratification when it comes to financial decisions. It feels good to...

Jan 22, 2024

The Lost Years: The Untold Truth About Your 30s

What people fail to talk about is how this phase of life is expensive and can easily throw a...

Jan 17, 2024

Important 529 Plan Changes

Any Indiana resident contributing to a CollegeChoice 529 plan is eligible for a refundable state...


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What's this?

The Bedel Barometer was developed in 2009 to provide a measure of the overall health of the U.S. economy. To do this, we identified 7 key areas that have historically been strong indicators as to the strength of our economy. Using a score of either positive, negative or neutral, we assign a value to each of these and are able to combine the results and reflect the overall measure that you see today.

How each indicator stacks up today

The Bedel Barometer offers a comprehensive measure of the overall health of the U.S. economy.



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Values as of December 31st of each year