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Social Media Platforms Deep Dive … Chasing The Kids Next App … Good Luck

About one week ago, both kiddos asked me if I knew that TikTok was scheduled to be banned in the United State – Much to their surprise, I did …. What I did not know, was exactly what TikTok did at the time….

Thankfully with a little help from the kids, I now understand what this social media app does…. not really sure of the popularity … but ok

Had no idea, just how big this app was….

With multiple recent office conversations on the subject, timely chart!

Social Media Platforms Size and Analysis

Thanks once again to our friends at Visual Capitalist, here is an excellent chart of the platforms…

Hope there are fellow parents that are better at anticipating where the kids next hot app will be … for monitoring purposes …

Just got familiar with Instagram, kids gone… all about snapshat and the afore mentioned TikTok …

Talk Facebook to a teenager and they will look at you like you have three eyes…. not kidding!

Good Luck Fellow Parent App Chasers….may the force be with you in finding the next hot app they gravitate to!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

Founder of J.K. Financial, Inc.

A Dallas Texas based fee only

Financial Planning Total Wealth

Management firm.

jkfinancialinc

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Cool Population Density Map … Office Hours End of the Week and Next

On a smack dab in the middle of the week, heading into a holiday shortened coming week … we thought it nice to keep it simple…

Population Density 3-D Chart

From our friends at Visual Capitalist, who continue to pump out some of the neatest charts ever…

Water is sure popular over the Globe ….

Warmth also seems a favorite too …

With Monday being a holiday, our office as well as Capital Markets will be closed… planning on being in and out (mostly the latter) Friday as well… always tethered electronically!

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

Money Versus Markets from Our Friends at Visual Capitalist … Quadrillion Notional Value

The most interesting part of this chart from our friends at Visual Capitalist in our opinion is the synthetic versus notional value of assets… What?

Ok… so we laid some Wall Street Gibberish on you…

All of this is near the end of the chart…

Derivatives …. A synthetic product is basically a product of some type that allows you to use a small amount of money to control a larger amount of assets… most importantly for a defined period of time…..

Used correctly, most of these types of products are for lowering risk, also called hedging…

Used aggressively, these products are speculative and can cause harm to an investors portfolio….

Notional or real value of the assets held by Derivatives are currently a Quadrillion … not a term used frequently… such the interest…

It’s a long chart, but very informative and interesting… take a moment to digest… think it worth it!

 

8-1-20 Visual Cap Money and Markets

 

Hope you enjoyed !

Have a Great “Quadrillion Notional Value” Day!

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

 

Top Daily Google Searches for the Last 10 Years In Each State … Showing our VERY Short Attention Spans –

Long time followers know we cannot resist these neat Animated Charts… just fascinating to us ….

The following is daily Google searches for the last 10 years – its a bit long, so pick your time period if you want to watch…. it’s surprisingly interesting.

Couple of observations from our perch:

  • Whew… we have SHORT attention spans!
  • We all school like fish at once – notice how the states show similar searches almost every time
  • Entertainment (music and movies) dominates any other subject
  • The 15 year old watched and knew tons more items than myself
  • Adele and Billie Eilish seem to carry the popularity crown the longest from a muscian standpoint
  • Fortnite was by far the most dominate gaming search
  • Never heard of Myxer – and it is no longer around (maybe that is why we never heard of)
  • Who knew Pepe the Frog was so popular

This again from our friends at Visual Capitalist who usually do not do animated charts, but we sure like this one…

This one is 11 minutes long…well worth the time, but we know most will not watch for more than 2 – Pick a time frame when you think you may know what everyone was searching – You will likely be surprisingly wrong – again, VERY short attention spans for everyting!

Hope you enjoyed as much as we did!

Have a Great “Fellow Short Attention Span” Day!

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

 

 

Zoom Value Versus Top Seven Airlines

Before just a few weeks ago, GotoMeeting, Skype, WebEx, Teams and many other tools were on our radar and actually had been used…

Had Never Heard of Zoom

From our friends at Visual Capitalist

Zoom V Top Seven Airlines

Forecast here…. this will eventually NOT be the case after things revert back to more normal !

But for now, it is what it is !

Note the staggering user growth…

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Have a Great “Zoom Boom” Day!

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

What Do You Say When Someone Says They Will Give You Their Oil? …. Sorry, No TANKS … Neat Chart Explaining

On Monday while in a Zoom study group meeting, an Oil Futures contract expiring on Tuesday went negative ….

What?

Yep … in theory, had you bought one of those Futures contracts (there were about 100k open interest), you would be the proud owner of 1000 barrels of oil, AND the seller would pay you to take his oil….. the only issue, you need some place to store it!

What do you say when someone says they will give you their oil?   Sorry, No TANKS!

Being forever market nerds … when the contract went negative about 5 different alerts hit my vision and Donald “The Brain” texted within about a minute… Digressing…

Interesting Chart of the Events, Stay Tuned

Take note of the cost to store oil, late in this chart ! Hence the reason to “Pay” to get rid of the oil, plus the possible cost to shut the rig down….

Enjoy!

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Of course from our friends at Visual Capitalist…. Well done guys!

Have a Great “Free Oil” Day!

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

 

 

 

Fun Chart of Terms of Service … The Tiny Print We Never Read …

Usually excitement to get going pushes us all through the “Accept Terms” portions of whatever instrument we are looking to use…. Present party included of course!

Ran across this fun chart…. comparing the length of that Tiny Accepted Terms….

From our friends at Visual Capitalist

Length Comparison Of Tiny Print

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Have a Great “That’s A Lot of Tiny Print” Day!

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

 

 

All About the ETF (Exchange Traded Fund), The Creation and Growth (Part 1)

(Those on the edge of your seats… this post accidentally set for 10:30 PM… such the delayed email today… carry on)

Working on the Q2 Newsletter and with a fabulous article about ETF’s (Exchange Traded Fund) in the making, as promised from last week, wanted to share in short version, here in this format, in advance….

ETF Index SPY is Born

This first Index ETF, traded (s) on the exchanges as SPY can be purchased just like a stock, during market hours and even after market hours in the much less stable and liquid extended market hours. Today just like when it was established, trades at 1/100 of the actual index value.  I.e. Index 3300, SPY 330.

This Index ETF allowed investors the ability to purchase one asset, under the ticker SPY, just like an individual stock, but hold 500 stocks, in this case the Standard and Poor’s 500, generally known as the largest US public companies in the world all at once and have throughout the day ability to buy or sell.

Prior to the SPY, there were certainly Mutual Funds (and still are today) that represent the same index, but were only tradable at the end of each day, also called end of day settlement.

In an ever faster moving world, the ETF has gaining appeal and continued money flows through low cost purchase.

Time Flies When We Are Having Fun – National Quote 1.5 Decade Ago Still Pertinent

Oddly, the following quote in 2006, actually still hits to the heart of an important topic of this article today…

Managers Look Ahead To Era Of Rate Declines

BY MURRAY COLEMAN

INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY

Posted 10/6/2006

“The interim period while we’re not raising or lowering rates is a time to build ETF watch lists,” said John Kvale, a Dallas- based adviser. “If it’s a soft landing for the economy, then our belief is that we’ll gravitate much more toward higher-quality stock funds.” He’s moving clients away from small-cap ETFs. The funds he favors now include S&P 500 tracker SPDRs. (SPY) “We’re holding off right now on investing in more sector-specific ETFs,” Kvale said.

Fast Forward to the Growth of ETF’s

From Ishares/Black Rock and Visual Capitalist

HIstory of ETF

As long as there is demand, Wall Street will Build!

Next up, beginnings of Danger!

Have a Great “ETF Creation” Day!

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

Two Neat Charts, History of Interest Rates, and Debt, for a Lighter than Normal Pre-Thanksgiving Week

In a quest for postable animated charts (coming soon – these are REALLY fun) the following two charts grabbed attention on a Pre-Thanksgiving lighter week…. from our friends at Visual Capitalist.

Next week we will bring an animation chart to your inbox – again, they are really neat!

Interest Rates Since 1350

We crow frequently about Interest Rates, as they are very important.

Stepping back to see the forest for the trees…. this chart caught our eyes…

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Location of Debt

From above, we see the long history of interest rates… below is the location

Pay particular attention to the color and the legend at the bottom of the chart as it is more important than the size of debt as focused on by the chart!

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We just could not pass these up!

Have a Great “History of Rates and Location” Day!

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

Tariffs and Trade Wars, Analysis, History

Last Friday, rhetoric erupted once again concerning Tariffs and Trade Wars…. For some, present parties included, it seems like this is the first time we have experienced this type of talk.

Our friends from Visual Capitalist are here to rescue our memories and remind us all, this is far from the first Rodeo on Tariffs…. it’s actually been going on for 100’s of years…. note the interesting progress (lowered trading costs over time!)

For those wanting a detailed analysis Scott Grannis chimes in and does a great job explaining in great detail…

Here is your chart:

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Have a Great “Trade Wars History Perspective” Day!

John A. Kvale CFA, CFP

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