May 2016 Video, Economic and Capital Market Monthly Review, By John Kvale

Here is our May 2016, Monthly Economic and Capital Market Review, along with a Video for your viewing and listening pleasure. Hope you are enjoying!

May 2016 Video


Financial Planning Tip –

Plan Travel Early

In an effort to help keep summer travel costs down, we ran across this neat chart from



Here is a link to the original detailed post.

Economic Update

Fed says rate hike possible

The biggest news of the month and maybe so far for 2016 is the Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve Chair and Federal Open Market Committee president put a possible rate hike back on the table. We have a terrific article that goes in great detail about this coming in the next Newsletter.  Here are a couple of takeaways:

  • FED is taking the temperature of the capital markets- they are taking it in stride so far
  • Higher rates CAN be a good thing – Post here
  • Can/has the FED raised rates during an election year? Answer soon
  • Capital Markets may be ready for higher rates

5-31-16 US Interest Rate Forecast-trading Economics

 Cool graph from


Capital Markets Update

Holding Strong

5-31-16 Total World Index

World Markets are holding up pretty well after an obviously punkie start of the year and after digesting the afore mentioned possible FED rate increase.  Could be a very summer doldrums summer…or not of course .. time will tell !

Have a Great Day!

See you again at the end of June !

John A. Kvale

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
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