Musings.

Musings

The world, the economy, the markets, and our lives are dynamic. Events can have a large or small impact on us. They can create excitement, cause fears, raise questions, and spark insight.

Listed here are our most spontaneous, timely, and succinct comments on wealth, life, and more.





  • July 31, 2014 - Fed's Coincident Indicator.

    Fed quickly follows bullish GDP report with rosy economic "forecast".  (WSJ)



  • July 30, 2014 - US GDP is "Happy".

    US BEA sings Pharrell's "Happy" and says that the US economy grew 4% in 2nd quarter and revised 1st quarter estimate upward by 0.8%.  (BEA)



  • July 30, 2014 - Flat Productivity Since 2000.

    The Economist shows time men and women apply to either childcare, housework, or paid work. Rising into 2000, it's flat since. (Economist)



  • July 29, 2014 - Save and spend wisely.

    AICPA publication helps families plan for wise ways to save and happy ways to spend. (AICPA)



  • July 28, 2014 - Burn Gas, Not Cash.

    The Economist offers compelling evidence to support natural gas as the most efficient power source. (Economist)



  • July 25, 2014 - Shipping Innovation Worth Watching.

    Windship Technology, a UK consortium, is developing a shipping innovation that could appeal to environmentalists and capitalists. (WSJ)



  • July 24, 2014 - Break the Buck.

    SEC finalized ruling to end money market funds stable $1 NAV and to allow funds to restrict redemptions.  (WSJ) (SEC)



  • July 23, 2014 - Constraining Money Funds.

    Redemptions from money funds likely to rise if SEC adopts proposed rules to restrict money funds. (WSJ)



  • July 22, 2014 - Money Funds Sell Off

    Investors frequently bail in the face of capital restrictions like those the SEC proposes for money funds.  (iMoneyNet)



  • July 10, 2014 - Fed Meeting Hours ... err Minutes.

    The Fed ambiguously and inconcisively discussed myriad economic forces and factors before concluding to end QE bond purchases in October. (FOMC)



  • July 08, 2014 - Let Freedom Ring.

    The WSJ celebrates 125 years since its first publication with a ringing endorsement for free people and free markets. (WSJ)



  • July 01, 2014 - IRA Rollover Constraints

    As early as 1/1/2015, the IRS will strictly limit IRA rollovers to one in any 12-month period.  Call Hawk100 if you need to rollover any qualified plan assets. (IRA Rollover Chart)