Lew
Spellman

Financial Market Economist

Lew
Spellman

Financial Market Economist

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About Lew Spellman

Lewis Spellman is Emeritus Professor of Finance at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. He has taught financial markets and institutions for some time that examines the various influences on financial market pricing. Professor Spellman holds the degrees of BBA and MBA from the University of Michigan, and MA and PhD in Economics from Stanford University.

Professor Spellman’s experience outside of academia has includes serving as Assistant to the Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, Economist with the Federal Reserve Board, and Chairman of Real Rate Financial. He lives in Austin and enjoys traveling worldwide.

He also holds several U.S. patents relating to inflation adjusting financial instruments, including the U.S Treasury’s inflation adjusting bond, known as the Treasury TIPs.

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Investment Planning

Economies tend to move in cycles (3 to 5 years) though this one is longer. The financial cycles of stocks, bonds and real estate among other assets have cycles though not with the same cyclical movement as the economy. Furthermore, the different asset class performancees are influenced by public policy both here and abroad. Alternatively, Investments that lock your portfolio values within a tighter range than the over-all stock market are available. They allow for gains if the markets rise in value while simultaneously providing downside protection which sets a lower limit of a portfolio’s market value.

Retirement Planning

Retirement planning is daunting at all stage of life especially when the profile of expected earned incomes over one’s age varies changes. The assets that would be desirable to be held are not just dependent on growth but also on stage in life and depend on the willingness to take short term and longer-term volatility.