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  1. Jkca1

    Holiday Spending 2022 - More, Less, Similar

    Has inflation dampened your spending habits? We set hard $$$ limits this year, something we have not done before.
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    Tesla Stock, Space Karen screwed.

    Less than a month after Space Karen declared "I see a potential path for Tesla to be worth more than Apple and Saudi Aramco combined,” Tesla stock is now down close to 46% year to date. I find it interesting that the Twitter purchase is getting the blame. More than one analyst has said the...
  3. Jkca1

    Powell's Speech this AM

    That was a much clearer message than I expected. For those not listening, the Fed is committed to getting inflation back to optimal, not less. Unemployment will have to rise, and we can expect continued Basis Pt. increases into next year, maybe longer if inflation does not show signs of...
  4. Jkca1

    The S&P at the end of 2022

    Place your bets, where do we end up December 31st? Here is what the "experts" think; "Mike Wilson, chief U.S. equity strategist and chief investment officer at Morgan Stanley, is forecasting the S&P 500 will end the year around 3900, down 8.8% from where the broad index closed Wednesday. At...
  5. Jkca1

    The GOP Gives Up on the Arizona Senate Race

    The writing is on the wall in August! I thought AZ was Trump country? I guess 2020 killed the hopes and dreams of the GOP; "The National Republican Senatorial Committee has cut some of its planned ads in Arizona's U.S. Senate race, but it maintains it isn't giving up." "The National Republican...
  6. Jkca1

    Are you making investments based on Europe's coming heating problem?

    I am curious if any of you have added to energy sectors or elsewhere believing Europe is in for a hell of a winter?
  7. Jkca1

    Let the carnage begin - "Eviction filings hit 23-year high in Maricopa County"

    I hate to see this but it was inevitable; "Data released Thursday by the Maricopa (AZ)County Justice Court shows that the July filing figure of 6,405 is higher than any month since October 2008, when the number hit 6,975. It’s also the second month in a row that the court that includes Phoenix...
  8. Jkca1

    Hyundai Ordered to Pay $19 Million

    I am sure this was just a computer glitch that nobody caught until they were caught; "The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has ordered Hyundai Capital America, the auto manufacturer's financing division, to pay more than $19 million in fines and restitution for inaccurate and...
  9. Jkca1

    When is a recession a recession

    For the record the NBER defines recession as "a significant decline in economic activity that is spread across the economy and that lasts more than a few months.". All of the criteria have grown since the start of the year. Attached is the criteria the NBER uses...
  10. Jkca1

    The Oglala Lakota Nation has officially banned religious missionaries from the reservation.

    I guess they are done being told they worship the wrong God;
  11. Jkca1

    This is a huge week

    How does it play out? By Friday are the markets up or down?
  12. Jkca1

    Russia's Gazprom declares force majeure

    To the surprise of no one Europe is royally screwed. What did people think was going to happen once the bear was poked? Maybe Biden should travel to Russia and fist bump Putin otherwise it is going to be a very cold winter in many parts of Europe; By Julia Payne LONDON (Reuters) -"Russia's...
  13. Jkca1

    Inflation surges 9.1% in June, most since November 1981 - Yahoo Economics

    I remember 1981, it was the start of a depression in the Detroit area. I expect the next few weeks will see earnings re-evaluated for Q3 and Q4. The housing, auto and retail markets are going to feel some pain but renters, well, look for a lot more people living in boxes on the street. The Fed...
  14. Jkca1

    Make the call

    In high school I was best friends with a guy named Dave. We spent our first year of college as roommates and then took different paths in life. About 3 years ago I decided to look him up, call it nostalgia, but I wanted to know how his life turned out. I called him and we reconnected easily...
  15. Jkca1

    How are you all doing?

    Have you made any cutbacks? Are you driving the same or less? Did you change vacation plans for something more affordable? We've cut out buying a lot of crap at the grocery store. We are driving less but have not changed any vacation plans. How about you?
  16. Jkca1

    Friday CPI numbers

    Latest CPI Numbers come out Friday AM.
  17. Jkca1

    Wealthy Neighborhoods Hire Their Own Private Police

    "Alarmed by growing numbers of carjackings and other street crimes, several neighborhoods on Chicago’s affluent North Side have signed up for patrols by armed off-duty police officers to create what some security companies are calling virtual gated communities."...
  18. Jkca1

    U.S. Accuses China of Lax Intellectual Property Protection

    I feel I have heard this story before; "WASHINGTON—The Biden administration criticized China’s protection of U.S. intellectual property, saying that Beijing still must make a “full range of fundamental changes” to improve protection of U.S. patents, copyrights and trade secrets. “China needs...
  19. Jkca1

    Do you know any Christians?

    Not just people that say the believe in Jesus but actually walk the walk day in and day out?
  20. Jkca1

    Rates of handgun carriage rise

    In summation, we have an additional 200,000 kids with guns walking the streets; "Chestnut Hill, Mass. (4/26/20220) – Handgun carrying increased significantly among rural, White and higher-income adolescents from 2002 to 2019, ominously escalating the risk of firearm-related death or injury for...
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