Pause in interest rate hikes

QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Charity, good behavior, amiable speech, unselfishness – these by the chief sage have been declared the elements of popularity.” – Burmese Proverb TECH CORNER The Federal Reserve announced a pause in interest rate hikes during the September meeting last Wednesday, therefore, the federal funds rate remains at a 22-year high of […]

QUOTE OF THE WEEK “When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.” – Dalai Lama TECH CORNER Not much to report this week. So far this month the bond market is down about 3%, the S&P 500 is down 4% and the Nasdaq is down 6%. The stock market failed to […]

What Is The Yield Curve?

QUOTE OF THE WEEK “When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others” – Dalai Lama TECH CORNER Let’s talk about the Yield Curve today and how it affects the economy. First what is the Yield Curve? There are multiple Yield Curve examples but today we will talk about the most common, […]

U.S Credit Card Debt

QUOTE OF THE WEEK “Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” Melody Beattie TECH CORNER Not much to report. I did hear this morning that the US credit card debt officially just passed $1trillion. Combine that with the fact interest rates on credit card balances have […]

QUOTE OF THE WEEK “It does not matter how slow you go as long a you do not stop.” – Confucius TECH CORNER Last month we had a slight increase in interest rates resulting in a small decline in bond values. We currently own Treasuries and investment grade bonds at high interest rates. I expect […]

Is a recession on the way?

QUOTE OF THE WEEK “With confidence, you have won before you have started” – Marcus Garvey TECH CORNER This week I am going to paraphrase from Stanley Druckenmiller, a famous asset manager, who has never had a losing year whom I happen to agree with. We both agree that a recession is on the way […]

Stock market rally this year

QUOTE OF THE WEEK“The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.” -Benjamin Disraeli TECH CORNER This week will be a short letter. I am recovering from a shoulder replacement surgery of a previous replacement that went bad which is why I didn’t publish the […]

The Fed Has Paused Raising Interest Rates

QUOTE OF THE WEEK “The secret of contentment is knowing how to enjoy what you have and to be able to lose all desire for things beyond your reach.” – Lin Yutang TECH CORNER As we expected the Fed has decided to pause raising interest rates. Chairman Powell said that they were going to follow […]

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