Are we headed for a recession? (Rebroadcast from 6/4/22)

Season 1 Episode 27

With all of the market volatility in recent weeks, along with inflation and interest rate increases, lots of people are wondering if we’re headed for a recession and how to protect their wealth. In this encore episode of Everyday Wealth™ from June 4, 2022, Jean and Soledad are joined by Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, to discuss how likely a recession is, and how to consider investing during a recession. Later in the episode, Jean and Soledad talk to John McCafferty, a wealth planner at Edelman Financial Engines, about whether preparing for a recession means moving investments to cash.


An index is a portfolio of specific securities (common examples are the S&P, DJIA, NASDAQ), the performance of which is often used as a benchmark in judging the relative performance of certain asset classes. Indexes are unmanaged portfolios and investors cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Investing strategies, such as asset allocation, diversification, or rebalancing do not assure or guarantee better performance and cannot eliminate the risk of investment losses. There are no guarantees that a portfolio employing these or any other strategy will outperform a portfolio that does not engage in such strategies. Funds and ETFs are subject to risk, including loss of principal. All investments have inherent risks. There can be no assurance that the investment strategy proposed will obtain its goal. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

Jean Chatzky


Meet the Host: Jean Chatzky

Jean Chatzky came to personal finance not as an economist or a financial planner but as a journalist who dug into the topic of money to get her own money in order as well as to earn a paycheck. She has the innate ability to take the complicated world of money and explain it in ways we can all understand. And this has never been more important than now because we all have more responsibility for our financial lives than any generation that came before us. Aside from hosting Everyday Wealth™, Jean is the CEO of and host of the podcast HerMoney with Jean Chatzky. The financial editor of NBC's TODAY show for 25 years and the financial ambassador for AARP, she appears frequently on CNN and MSNBC and was a recurring guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show. She is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.