Tag Archives: Good Friday

Good Friday Holiday – Markets Closed

Today is Friday, Good Friday actually … which is a Holiday for most public offices and Capital Markets…

Our office is closed as well!

Happy Friday and Good Friday!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.



Happy Holiday Weekend!

Best wishes today and for the weekend as we celebrate Easter and Passover as well as others.

As a reminder Capital Markets are closed as are our offices.

Have a Good Weekend!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Good Friday ….Hours…. Traveling

US Capital Markets and our office will be closed for Good Friday later this week.

I will be traveling today/Thursday as well.

Have a Safe and Happy Good Friday weekend!

Talk to you next week!

John A. Kvale

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


Earnings Update … Travels … Good Friday …

Yesterday was the final deadline for normal tax filings. We are very interested to see what the total tax revenues were for this season. Since this is reported by the US government, we look forward to the data release, and of course will review it with everyone here.

Earnings Update

So far earnings have not been ok. Top line growth is still absent, but managers continue to squeeze every drop of earnings out through productivity gains and technology improvements.  Markets are dicey as we are at high valuations. Continued company growth with a sideways market is helpful.

Travels and roundtable questions

I will be out of the office the rest of the week, tethered of course via technology. With the tax season behind us, look out for our roundtable event coming soon.  Get your questions thinking cap on as we will be requesting formally next week with a call for your Social and Medicare questions.  Anything is fair game !

Not Only a Friday, but a “Good Friday”Time Goes Fast

Friday April 18, 2014 is Good Friday and Capital Markets as well as our office will be closed.  Don’t forget to spend time with those special in your life …. It goes fast!

Best Wishes and talk to you next week!

John A. Kvale CFA CFP

8222 Douglas Ave # 590
Dallas, TX75225

Surprisingly Strong…Short week next week…Taxes….Rock and Roll….Newsletter with Videos..

While the Cyprus bank scalping has not completely played out, we are very surprised at the strength capital markets have shown in the face of such an Cypressevent. The continued concern is contagion of a bank run as most certainly Cyprus banks will have issues keeping their deposits once the banks open. We cannot image a situation where given the stated haircut, ANY logical person would keep their deposits in the Cyprus banking system…..the Question, Where might they put those deposits?? (A bit worried on this)

Next Week Good Friday honored, Taxes…Tick Tock

Next week is a  short week with Friday being honored as Good Friday.  As such banks, capital markets, government entities and our office will be closed.  While such an early Good Friday (last year it was almost four weeks later) seems odd, the honored and restful day may give many good family time and a chance to catch up on their taxes. Tick, Tock….get moving if you have not…..Uncle Sam wants a us!

Quick Trip and Rock and Roll

This weekend brings a quick turn around trip out-of-state with Sunday back home for a Tennis tournament for Sophia (8-year-old) and the annual Rock and Roll Dallas 1/2 Marathon for myself (a bit unprepared, but always fun … wishing for cool weather)

Have a great Friday and a super weekend…Thanks for reading our work!


PS Newsletter is coming along great and, for those that are interested, we are excited to have a Video or two to expand on our thoughts more personally as it is completed…..we will let you know soon

PSS Anyone know why as we get older it gets harder to sleep??? Would think it would be just the opposite!

8222 Douglas Ave # 590
Dallas, TX 75225

Fastest Quarter In A While, NBA Market (Nothing But Apple), Good Friday with The Masters

Take a deep breath, the first quarter of 2012 is in the books in what seems like a flash!

Domestic Indexes performances were dominated by one stock, Apple! In what a contrarian investor we like and follow regularly, Doug Kass calls “NBA” markets, “Nothing But Apple” Quarter.  It has been some time since we have seen such a large company dominate the indexes; flashback to 99? In what have you done for me lately fashion, time will tell what the future brings.

As you read this, I am out-of-state today for a quick turn around trip.  Tomorrow brings a rest for domestic capital markets as Good Friday is honored and we will be out of the office as well. As a former collegiate golfer (helped pay my way through college) having Good Friday and The Masters synched is terrific.

Speaking of sporting events, our Q2 2012 Newsletter is on the press and turned out very well, with a light-hearted first pitch baseball theme. We compare and contrast the famous sport to investing, building a portfolio, and the psychology needed to be a good long-term investor. We think you will like it and even updated our market thoughts with greater detail than normal.

Lastly, we are super pleased with the Robert McTeer responses and look forward to seeing all of you at the April 28th event. (Don’t forget to RSVP to cathy@jkfinancialinc.com as we need a firm headcount.)

Have a Great Day and a Super Extra Loooong Weekend!