Election fatigue is a real thing. Surely, I’m not the only one who was clicking refresh on their favorite news app every fifteen minutes last week; hoping to catch the latest vote count in the must watch states. States like Pennsylvania (my home state), Arizona (which Fox news seemed to have called a bit
Politics continued to dominate headlines again last week and over the weekend. Be it President Trump’s COVID diagnosis and recovery to the canceled debates and stimulus talks. Despite all this noise, equity markets have regained their momentum and finished another week higher. All the political news is masking some important market news including this
Driving around Southern California has been a pleasure these past few months. One of the few benefits of this COVID shutdown is that the freeways have been remarkably open. Less commuters, less travel. The last time my family took a good road trip was down to San Diego in January. On our way back,
Well, everyone predicted it. To no one’s surprise, equity markets are having the typical pre-election jitters. The increased volatility before the upcoming presidential election is the one thing in 2020 that many actually did predict. The market has been taking some hits for four straight weeks, and we are about ten percent off the
A seismic event happened this past week. No, not the 4.6 magnitude earthquake that rattled us Friday night. While a little jarring to my kids, those of us that grew up in Southern California know that a 4.6 is a minor rattler. Given how 2020 is going, a 4.6 seems quite an afterthought, no?
Softbank Again?! Tech stocks hit a bit of a pause last week after their furious August rally. Unfortunately, that pain has spread to the broader markets too. By most measures, August is usually a quiet month for equities. A time when many families take their summer vacations and get in some sun before the school
IPO Frenzy After a relatively cool summer, over the past week, the weather got rather toasty here in Southern California. Death Valley hit 130 degrees, one of the hottest temperatures ever recorded on earth. Thankfully, we live in south Orange County where it’s much cooler. My family is an SDG&E customer, so we were
The 2020 Gold Rush My kids love board games. Even before the COVID shutdowns, but even more so now. Old games like Monopoly and Life. Newish games like Catan and Jumanji. Although, recently for whatever reason my kids have really taken to Monopoly. Of course, I tried to use this as an opportunity to
Intermission There’s pretty much just one thing my wife and I have on our minds recently. We have two of the 73 million school-aged children in America and we are waiting to see what happens with schools in the fall. As August quickly approaches, it signals the end of summer. The dread of trying
Second Half Hard to believe we’re already halfway through the year. As someone on Twitter recently said, “The good news is that 2020 is half over. The bad news is 2020 is only half over.” There are so many superlatives that are being used to describe the craziness that happened so far this year.