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Fourth Quarter 2018 Cover Letter

Thank you for your wonderful digestion of the recent market volatility. 

We have seen so many reports, articles, studies that show this is more of the normal and what we had lived through for the past multiple years was less normal. However, what we have experienced most recently is what we become accustomed to. We’re not going to quote you some article or historical fact that says this is the norm-even we have been uncomfortable with the sudden movements. 

Just like we all became more accustomed to low volatility and capital markets that seem to increase day by month by quarter almost without ever dropping, we will again get used to this type of movement. 

We don’t like it, and would rather not have it, and yes history says it’s more the norm but we’d rather have the abnormal – this is where we are now. We thank you for all of your confidence and once again given the recent volatility we are happy we are a more conservative firm. 

It is a true statement that Markets have predicted 10 of the last 4 recessions. Meaning they often fret over things that do not occur, but that extra fretting tends to be correct is some cases. We acknowledge that the global economies are not growing “Red Hot” fast like they were last year, however we refute a global meltdown or imminent recession at this time.  

After promising (Federal Open Market Committee – FOMC) multiple rate increases as recent as October (four to be exact) at this time that is not going to happen. With rates being somewhat a reflection of inflation, and inflation being wrung out of the system via technology and outsourcing, rates are likely near their “New Normal” range.  

Earnings are the ultimate driver of capital market returns and interestingly they continue to be churning out very nice, taking into account the market recent volatility, valuations have become much less stressed and even cheap in many cases. 

In Closing 

Your Fourth Quarter summary is enclosed on the front page of this report we have included our most recent investment allocation from your Investment Policy Statement. This is also the time we attach our Private Policy Statement for the year along with our opportunity to offer our latest ADV filings; Requests for review will be accepted via phone, mail or email, and mailed immediately upon request. 


John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

J.K. Financial, Inc.
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Favorite Question for You as 2018 Sunsets – Happy New Years (eve) from the Road …

Goals …

Memories …

Experiences …

Competition …

Achievements …

Accomplishments …

Great Question for the end of 2018

We live in a competitive, maximum achieving, full-throttle world … but as 2018 sunsets, we have a different and more positive, less competitive question for you, your family, friends and children –

What are you most proud of in 2018?

It’s simple and likely will spawn other items/thoughts/events…. give it a try, and be sure to ask the kiddos – might be surprised at the answer –

Might want your own offering for the kiddos too ?

Happy New Years from the Road!

We wish you a very Happy New Years from a transition year!

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With a gang that is out of pocket and all across different geographic areas with their families – present party included (tennis continues) ….

Happy New Years (eve)!


Thanks to YOU, thanks for everything!

Happy “Thanks for a Great Year in 2018” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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

The Wonders of Electronic Communication- Speaking of Technology, Our Nerd Holiday Presents … New Desktops installed today – Patience

There is some disagreement on who suggested we start a blog …

We struggled on the name – Street-Cents was a play on words and meant to decipher, and make fun at times of ridiculous “Breaking News” flashes …

It was really rough writing and no organization originally … Lot’s of writers block too !

Slowly, more people took notice …

Slowly the author learned how to deliver concise information that catered to the lack of time everyone has this day and age …

This post is nearing number 1500 – yes fifteen hundred posts/articles…

Our Blog Review

As of yesterday, our blog has been viewed 30,350 times from the following areas across the world…. WOW !
Stats ‹ $treet-¢ents — WordPress

Technology is making the world small (maybe flat?) and we really enjoy the ability to share information so seamlessly across the world….

Thanks to all of you for taking a few moments three times a week to review our “All Original” posts… We are glad to share the word!

New Desktops Today

After multiple “Blue Screens of Death” on Jen’s computer, we are having new boxes installed today – trying to get in front of the most ill timed crash, even though long time followers know we generally try to do our Technology upgrades during the slower summer season…

Good Bye old Friend….

Old Desktop

The new speed will be welcomed, but P-A-T-I-E-N-C-E  will be needed as we try to get the new machine working seamlessly before years end…

Have a Great “Nerd Christmas” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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



Our Most FAMOUS Video – “Happy Thanksgiving!” – From the Road

Early on in the Video publishing days — yea, call it green or rookie … a desire to publish something from the family about Thanksgiving during a cold day that the entire family just happened to be in the office occurred …

“Bad Idea – I am not getting into any video with them!”  

Wiser words than could have possibly been known by the Mrs. in advance…

Happy Thanksgiving!

This will likely be our last, if not the last time to run this video, as they have grown up and look like this now …..


Sophia and Pierc

As you can see… still have personality….
So this is an un-cut series of actual video attempts — note late in the video yours truly is just about at the end of the rope….


Best Wishes !

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP


Friday Before Thanksgiving – See You at the Party Tomorrow – Office Hours Next Week – Travels – Our Most Popular Video Ever Next Week!

Is it me or did Thanksgiving get here F A S T – way to fast.. Wow ….

It only gets faster and busier now…. New Years here we come … whoaaaa – hold on just a second!

Annual Holiday Party DAC

Tomorrow is our Annual Holiday Party at DAC — we thank all of you that are coming — we are going to have a good group

Don’t forget to wear some Holiday Threads as we have a professional photographer that is sure to make us all look good!

Shhh – here is a last minute secret — if you forgot to RSVP – just let  know today – we put a little extra headcount cushion for those that … well,  got busy with other things…

YES there will be an open bar – Please do not drink and drive – but an afternoon cheers is certainly in order!

Long time Holiday Participants may notice the new address that corrects the GPS problem from years before – newbies – just plug the address in and you will be directed to the party site (A feat not exactly straight forward in years past!)

Travels for Thanksgiving and Office Hours

With a Christmas schedule that includes a huge and long lasting Tennis Tournament – Thanksgiving has become the only entire family get together time –

I will be out next week with the family for an early/only Holiday get together ..

Jen the “Tennis Beast” will be driving the ship on Monday and Tuesday – with the office being closed the remaining portion of the week…

I am going to try and stay away from Technology – but usually after a bit, the check-in itch cometh… will see !

Most Popular Video – The Final Showing

On Wednesday before Thanksgiving we will air the final “official” repeat showing of our most famous Video ever, which happens to have frustration by yours’ truly, but humor for the rest of you — glad to accommodate…

With years that have gone by like minutes, the kids are now older – while not yet a classic, we think you will still enjoy the video —

Maybe a today and then picture for comparison?

Enjoy your weekend, talk to you after Thanksgiving !

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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

Born in Long Island … 16 Years Banking/Wall Street … Welcome Jen Hill to J.K. Financial, Inc.

With a sixteen year, Lower Manhattan/Wall Street banking background, there has to be a story? – and yes there is … there are no  Y’all and Fixin’s from her, “The Brain” and I of course slip frequently …. 

This is the official introduction to Jen Hill our new Operations Manager….

Long Island to Manhattan – Deutsche Bank to HSBC (16 years total) – then on to Dallas- She looks forward to meeting everyone at the Holiday Party this Weekend!
Jen Head Shot

Born and Raised in Long Island – Now at J.K. Financial, Inc.?

Raised in Long Island and after spending half of her college years in Pennsylvania and the remaining back in New York … the journey began…

After a multi-year stent in real estate with a family member, and then a two year advertising job representing a famous (and fun) rum – the Financial World of New York was calling…

Working her way up from a starter position in documentation at Deutsche Bank then on to  Option settlement … finally to end up at the High Net Worth phone bank (AKA High Maintenance Desk) – after six years a move was in the cards…

Ten – yes TEN years at HSBC in product control and dealing with the great financial crisis first hand… the two hour each way – EACH WAY – commute was too much, and a move to Dallas was in the cards.

With a spouse that formerly was a professional baseball player, now a fireman for an area town, Dallas is the new home of four years now.

Jen and Jeremy Hill have two children, both of which are now in a local elementary school and a much closer 10 minute commute from the office – whew

We welcome Jennifer “Jen” Hill to our firm!

Oh.. but wait there is another bit of information….

The introduction was made via a sport you all know we have family connection ….
Jen Hill

Jen is a on a tennis team that included Pam – such the intro –

Have a Great “Welcome Jen to J.K. Financial, Inc.” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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

Holiday Party RSVP Deadline Reminder – Friday

Today is Our headcount reporting day for our Holiday Part at DAC –

You know the one…

We are looking forward to seeing everyone next weekend – Don’t forget we have a super photographer there too, for possible Holiday Card Pictures !

Next week … Jen’s formal introduction and background.… but …. That is NEXT week –

Today is a Friday … Have a Great weekend – talk to you next week !

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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