RAP/Pension InterestRate Chart June 2022

ATTN BP Employees,

Interest rates for May, impacting retirees collecting their BP RAP benefits on September 1st, 2022, unsurprisingly raised substantially last month. In a move unseen since 1994, the Federal Reserve has taken an aggressive stance toward inflation by raising the key interest rate by 3/4 of a percentage point. Although investors initially seemed cheerful, stock prices soon fell as the reality emerged that rates would continue to rise.

With consumer prices raising, the Fed is pushing short-term rates higher to attempt to slow economic growth while attempting to avoid a recession. Fed Chair Powell said, he expects rates to go up again at the July meeting and indicated the Fed would take future decisions and action as they come.

Interest rates directly affect the bottom line of your pension and understanding the mechanics behind this can mean the difference between thousands of dollars, if not more at retirement. If you would like to learn more about how your pension is impacted by interest rates or if you are concerned at the overall situation of financial markets today, please do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced financial advisors who specializes in knowing the inner working of your BP RAP plan. This service is free of charge for all BP Employees and Retirees.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with our team emailĀ info@capstonewealthadvisors.com or call us directly at (877)739-6007.

Regards,

Capstone Wealth Advisors

Bellingham, WA

877-739-6007

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