Tag Archives: Vacation

Fed Raises Rates and then heads home for some R&R for over two months … Last Friday of July … Going Fast …

As expected, on Wednesday of this week the federal reserve raised rates by 75 basis points (.75%), an early leak to their favorite Wall Street Journal reporter all but absolutely solidified this decision. Note the speed of the move compared to the most recent rate increases…

Now with an open calendar of over two months the federal reserve can head for the hills and get some R&R before having to stew over the next meeting ….. and what will be likely a much more complicated decision! Recall here our note about being in a pickle!

Speaking of R&R this note comes from a cooler higher altitude climate as the family and I recharge the batteries, sharpen the saw or however that goes, and spend time together. A turnaround trip back home is a necessity for the incoming freshmen‘s mandatory sport tryouts with a quick return back to the family …. hopefully!

Today is a Friday, hope you may have some time for some R&R as well!

Talk 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.

jkfinancialinc

street-cents

Last Summer Get Away on the Horizon …. Friday

With a summer that feels like it’s passing as fast as a lightning bolt, notwithstanding some restrictions due to the overzealous heat locally here in the south, all of us at the office are looking forward to our final, before school start, vacation dates…..

Mid next week, two bicycles, two dogs, two kids, one cross eyed cat, and one spouse head to a cooler climate with yours truly, for the last hurrah before school starts mid August…. Yes it sounds like the Beverly Hillbillies… you should see the actual event in action…

We do our best to plan our family times in a staggered format, so as not to be out of the office. Of course we always have complete technology control but sometimes may suffer from week Wi-Fi especially in more remote areas.

Being a strong believer of getting away, spending time with the family, relaxing, and sharpening that blade, we all encourage and cover for each other while we are out … but as mentioned before technology allows us to remain tethered, loosely/lightly tethered especially during the month of August, before the inevitable start of school that occurs mid month.

So let the fun begin next week and continuing for the next several, there may be times where an email response is a bit delayed, but we are always watching even from a far.

But that’s next week and today is a Friday heading into a mid to late summer weekend, if you’re near us stay hydrated spend time with those that are important and talk 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.

jkfinancialinc

street-cents

On the Road – A Vacation – Finally –

Regular readers know we had a fairly busy summer planned, especially with the Tennis circuit going –

What we did not know is just how busy it would be with a few successful Tennis Tournaments – So a few successes lead to more tournament opportunities – which in turn led to NO Vacation — SO FAR-

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As you read this, the 13 year old and myself will have landed late last night in a neighboring state to catch up with the rest of the family, including a sibling and parent — who have been in said state basking in the coolness for some time now!

All good !

Speaking of Travels, the Capone family are wheels up tomorrow for a 10 + hour journey to the beach for the week with a very pregnant Mrs. Capone and two boys that are sure to make the trip memorable!

Good Luck!

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Early this week the Four Times Faster Hardware arrived – While exposing some slowness in our older machines, we are off to the races.

We will be testing it over the next week as remote is the new norm…

There is a goal of completing several New Vault Update videos … but no promises!!

Enjoy your Friday and your weekend.

Have a Great “Much needed R and R” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.
A Dallas Texas based fee only
Financial Planning Total Wealth
Management firm.
www.jkfinancialinc.com
www.street-cents.com

 

International Investing Interview … Flying Solo on a Friday and Next Week … Happy Mother’s Day

This week I had a lengthy interview with a reporter concerning international investing. If the story prints, you will be the first to know!  With a late May expected time frame, we have plenty of room to hit the cutting room floor. Either way, her interview spurred my thinking, so watch out for a post on why we always have international investments.

Happy Friday and Happy Early Mother’s Day

Today I am in the office all by my lonesome. Rich has headed to Florida for a Graduation, and Cathy to South Padre, for a much-needed vacation. Next week will be much of the same, but not to worry Donald ‘The Brain” and I can take care of things, however…we might be a little delayed !

I will leave you with a short post today, being all solo!

Mothers day

To all the Mom’s … Happy Mother’s day, you are all great!

Have a great weekend!

John Kvale CFA, CFP

http://www.jkfinancialinc.com
http://www.street-cents.com
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 !!!!

http://www.jkfinancialinc.com
http://www.street-cents.com
8222 Douglas Ave # 590
Dallas, TX 75225