Tag Archives: Visual Capitalist

New York, a Skyline History Review – Cool Charts, No Drama

New York is probably getting more attention from all types of media sources at the moment – we want to chime in, but NOT in a way you may think…

From our Friends at Visual Capitalist and their successor sources

New York Skyline History –

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But wait – here is what the future looks like!

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Have a Great “Non Financial New York” 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

Blockchain Update – Use in the Future

A little over a year ago, here in this post we deciphered Blockchain technology for the first time.

The following chart, from our friends at Visual Capitalist do a wonderful job of future uses – take a look !

Can you imagine what a Title Company for a Real Estate Transaction would do for this? It’s Happening – check out this Forbes Article

 

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Have a Great “Blockchain Transaction simplified” 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

Inverted Yield Curve Fancy Chart – After Seven Notices by Us!

We are happy to humbly state when someone comes out with a really cool chart – in this case, it out does our charts/comments seen here, here , here, here. here, here and here – all good – We were there much earlier – theirs is pretty, much prettier, slight worry about so many all talking about it – discussion for another time …

Check this out!

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Have a Great “Inverted Yield Curve” 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

12 Ways to Get Smarter – Another Cool Chart worth taking a moment to review

Being very graphic centered and comprehending folks, our hearts are always very soft for an easy to read chart, especially when it has great information.

Check this out – What could be better than 12 reminders on how to get smarter?

12 Ways To Get Smarter – Visual Capitalist and World Economic Forum

This from two of our favorite resources, Visual Capitalist and World Economic Forum, both places we love to get information and data!

Take a Moment and Review – Good Stuff

Have a Great “Get Smarter” 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
street-cents

What Google Knows About Us – Cool Chart – You Care or Not?

There was a day when we called the Government “Big Brother” — Heck, in listening to an audio book over the summer, “Big Brother” was also the name of the first computer, BEFORE we called it a Personal Computer –

Is Google the modern day “Big Brother” that will eventually be thought of as no big deal, just as the PC is now?

Probably!

What Big Brother AKA Google Knows

From our friends and Visual Capitalist – a Cool “Big Brother” analysis for you to kick around-

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Have a Great “Big Brother” Worried or Not, 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

Tariff Update – AKA Trade Wars in the Old Days – Sure Enough we have been here before?

Over the past 30 years, much of what we learned are what opinions to trust, which views to listen to, and more importantly, who to tune out.

Scott Grannis, former chief economist for a large financial company and currently retired with no intention of returning to work (NO BIASES!) is one of our favorite reads. Here is a very small portion, but a favorite on the Tariff wars from Scott and his Blog “Calafia Beach Pundit” – he lives in CA currently.

“In the past 12 months, the US has imported about $525 billion of Chinese goods, while at the same time exporting to China only $135 billion. China is selling almost four times more “stuff” to us than we are selling to them. So, the thinking goes, if both countries jack up tariff rates to prohibitive levels, the Chinese have much more to lose than we do, particularly since our economy is still half again as big as China’s. At some point the Chinese will wave the white flag, we’ll all agree to reduce or eliminate tariffs and intellectual property right theft, and sweetness and light will return to international trade relations.

We can’t rule out a successful end to today’s tariff wars, but neither can we be confident that they will inexorably lead to a repeat of the Smoot-Hawley tariff wars which in turn led to the Great Recession. I continue to believe that tariffs are so universally understood to be bad and even stupid that eventually our leaders will do the right thing and make trade freer and fairer. Why bet against what would be a win-win for all parties? (Zero tariffs are an economist’s dream, since by facilitating free trade they would be a boon to all countries.)”

Trade Wars History – This is not our First Time

Follow his comments up with an excellent updated chart on the subject matter from our friends at Visual Capitalist, and we will let you formulate your own opinion – an opinion that is likely more updated than before reading this post!

Have a “Tariff Trade War Update” 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

10 Most Impressive Civil Engineered Projects – How Many Have You Seen In Person?

Near quarter’s end we end up heavy and deep into the “Financial Stuff” which at times can be BOOORING – We know and apologize…

Here is a challenge from a terrific graphic from our friends at Visual Capitalist –  not directly financial HEAVY stuff…

How Many of these have you seen in person? I bet someone out there has seen them all – let us know !

No cheating – you had to have been there in person with your own two feet! haha

10 Most Impressive Civil Engineered Projects

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Full Disclosure – only two for yours’ truly – But not giving up, there is still time!

Have a Great “10 top Civil Engineered” 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