Hello and Welcome to our May 2019 Financial Planning and Capital Market Update!
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May – 2019 Video
Financial Planning Tip (s) –
Why Reading the Fine Print is Still Important
Here in this post we discussed the need to keep an eye out for tricksters as the still find their ways into our lives…. this post was created after stumbling on to an offer of 99% annul charges on what looked like a request for a donation to a charity… can’t make this up.. even took the blurry (bad photographer) picture for proof…
Sharpening the Saw – Personal Income Tax Bracket Review
In our Sharpening the Saw post here, we posted from a local conference we were attending and grabbed our favorite Tax Chart as a reminder of the new tax law changes.
This chart, which is also making an appearance in the Q 3 Newsletter is a great review/update on the new tax brackets, especially those who are retired:
Capital Market Comments –
Yield Curve Inversion is back, as we had a brief few days in March, but as of the end of May we had a much more distinct inversion with the 10 year at 2.15% and the 90 day near 2.40%-
The following chart is from our own trading system and is the 10 year yield less the 19 week yield or the equivalent 90 day yield… the black line marks the zero point – anything below the zero is inversion !
It’s inverted now for sure…. Again, LOT’s more to come!
Have a Great Day – Talk to you at the end of June!
John A. Kvale CFA, CFP