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.





  • December 26, 2013 - Treasury Yields Briefly Top 3%Click to enlarge

    The 10-yr UST yield briefly topped 3.00%, approaching the 06 SEP 2013 mark and re-entering a range last held JUL 2011.



  • December 25, 2013 - Merry Christmas

    Hawk100 extends warmest wishes of blessings to you and your family while celebrating the gift of Christmas.



  • December 20, 2013 - GDP on a Tear

    US domestic output increased at an annual rate of 4.1% in the third quarter, marking the sharpest increase in two years.  (BEA)



  • December 18, 2013 - Taper Caper

    The Fed decided to begin the taper process by reducing its monthly bond buying from $85 billion to $75 billion.



  • December 17, 2013 - 170 Years of Christmas Futures

    Factoid: Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was published 12/17/1843. Align your wealth to support and enable your life purpose and to avoid the worst of Scrooge's imagined Christmas futures.



  • December 16, 2013 - Betting on Ben

    Stocks climbed today, to end a 4 day skid, as investors expect the Fed to stick with QE beyond Bernanke. (Bloomberg)



  • December 13, 2013 - Wading into ACA

    Morningstar offers a few enrollment tips for those considering Medicare and health choices under Obamacare. (Morningstar)



  • December 12, 2013 - Charitable Giving

    A short video offers tips to help guide a strategy for charitable giving during this giving season. (WSJ)



  • December 11, 2013 - Continually Improve

    Embrace a habit of continuous improvement. (ASQ)



  • December 10, 2013 - No Hedge Funds

    While some hedge funds may appear to offer adviseable investment products, Hawk100 is a skeptic.  We believe in risk management tailored to the individual, not to the mass marketplace. (WSJ Intelligent Investor)



  • December 06, 2013 - Fed's Likely Response to Unemployment

    WSJ's Jon Hilsenrath suggests five "takeaways" on jobs report showing November unemployment dropped to 7% - a five year low - for Fed consideration.  Hawk100 would add a takeaway, at 90% confidence, the BLS employment statistic is subject to wide discrepancy.  Don't stake your job to it. (WSJ)



  • December 05, 2013 - A Few End of Year Tax Tips

    Before 2013 ends, you should consider what activities could reduce your tax bill this year.  (Morningstar)



  • December 04, 2013 - Evaluate your Gain Loss Positions

    As the end of the year approaches, evaluate your positions held in taxable accounts for gains and losses that you may wish to realize this year.



  • December 03, 2013 - What's your number?

    Hawk100 recommends checking your credit report regularly to learn your FICO score and to clear your record of any unauthorized items. (CreditReport)



  • December 02, 2013 - Year End Money Moves

    As the end of 2013 approaches, consider these steps to move your money smartly.  (WSJ)