Tag Archives: Labor Day

Pictures Showing the Future is Bright … Long Weekend …

Long time readers/listeners may have noticed a personal post frequently finds it’s way into our blog, especially on Fridays and Even MORE likely on a Friday before a long weekend….

The Future Is Bright

Almost daily, either a long walk with the Dog, or a jog is taken across the neighboring University near the house. Regiment over the years has made for noticeable knowledge of the energy that abounds, especially during move in –

The Amateur Photographer may not due justice to the energy that prevails…. but it’s there … and an easy bet is that it’s happening all across the country, not just here….

Yeaa … The Future is Bright!



Energy, future…brightness….




Of course they still are kids……



Enjoy your weekend – Monday is the Labor Day Holiday!

Have a GREAT “College Football … US Open Tennis … Labor Day” Weekend!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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


Doogie gets ousted shortly – Happy Labor Day — Relax, Enjoy – You Deserve it!

Today is the last “Unofficial” summer doldrums holidays for market participants. Next Tuesday (Monday is Labor Day- Happy Labor Day) the ExperienceHampton’s energy and population declines, as many head for their regular desks, rather than the remote offices.

Our bet… we will all see calmer capital market participants as Doogie Howser is pushed aside, and experienced, well rested, hands take over the wheel.

Our office will be closed on Monday- Cathy resting her recently operated on back- Donald prepping for a new addition to the family, Kathy our editor – readying for an extended trip — and myself  … Traveling back – leaving as many arrive.

But all of that is next week !!!

Pat yourself on the back, you have worked hard, had a great summer, and shared time with those special in your life. Best of all, you have a long weekend to unwind, reflect, and share once more, before the race to the end of the year ensues.

Enjoy ! You deserve it !!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

8222 Douglas Ave # 590
Dallas, TX 75225



LAST Friday of Summer … For some … Weak Hands Still

It is fun to have time out of the office, but good to be back. Today marks the “unofficial” end of summer for my crew, as Monday is a school day.Summer Over

Back to the normal schedule, no more staying up late and sleeping in… All good to be back on schedule SOOON!

Wall Streeters do not return until after Labor day, for the most part, so volatile markets and Doogie Howser’s control may still be the theme for the next couple.

Ah, but that is all next week… enjoy your Friday, headed into the weekend !

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

8222 Douglas Ave # 590
Dallas, TX 75225

ZZZZzzzz ….. Oh … Wait, it is a Friday Before a Long Weekend

They call it summer doldrums for a reason. This is a Friday heading into a long weekend and from what we can tell, not very many financial folks have been around this week.

Wall Street Records Broken This Week!

This week Tuesday was a record day on Wall Street !

Lowest Volume day of the Year!

Not to be outdone, Wednesday was even less …. Who knows what today will be .. YIKES !

Have a Super Extra Long Weekend and a Happy and Safe Labor Day!

You know by now…. Do not forget to spend time with those special in your life….Next week is September ALREADY !Labor Day

Have a Great Day !

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

8222 Douglas Ave # 590
Dallas, TX 75225

End of Month, Syria, Hampton’s, Long Weekend….Nothing else please!! (PS…Pierce Breaks the Record)

Under normal circumstances, the end of the month presents certain challenges as professional investors “mark up” securities to show better results. Throw in a Syrian conflict (we are watching this closely, so far participants are not showing extreme fear), and absence for many…still at the Hampton’s…..What do we get?

Choppy and non-directional Markets

Stirring all the afore-mentioned items up and blending them together, what we get is random movements. We are carefully taking advantage of certain movements, but only in small portions as there may be larger movements ahead.

Labor Day Weekend Schedule

Today, Cathy is in only for a partial day, and our office will be closed on Monday. I will be working on several great articles for the 2013 Q4 Newsletter over the weekend and on an office-less Monday….But hey that is next week!Labor Day

Enjoy your Friday and your long weekend, if you are receiving one !!

Have a great day!

John Kvale

PS For what it is worth, Pierce our son took only three days in school to do what Sophia our daughter took three years….you got it, a bad smiley face/note from the teacher…oh boy….it’s only the first week !!!!

8222 Douglas Ave # 590
Dallas, TX 75225