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Q2 2022: Markets & Tropical Storms

“I said there’s storm clouds, they’re big storm clouds; now it’s a hurricane.” Jamie Dimon NY Financial Conference 6/6/2022 Let’s talk Tropical Storms … Were you aware that a hurricane and cyclone are the same thing?! Both are a “weather phenomenon” known as a Tropical Cyclone. Per NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), a division of the U.S. Department…

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June 2022: Send in the Clowns

“Time For Jay to go hard! 100 BPS” @jimcramer 6.10.22 Send in the clowns Merriam-Webster defines a clown as:  : a fool, jester, or comedian in an entertainment (such as a play); specifically: a grotesquely dressed comedy performer in a circus.  : a person who habitually jokes and plays the buffoon While Merriam-Webster was formed in 1831, clowns, without question, predated them. As…

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May 2022: Fool me once, shame on you… Fool me 5 times, shame on…you too??!

Fool me Once … We’ve all heard the proverb before, “Fool me once, shame on you … Fool me twice, shame on me”. If you search the web for its “meaning”, you’ll find the following: Knowyourphrase.com Recognizing that you fell for the same trick twice and realizing that you should’ve been able to identify it the second time around. Wiktionary.com After being tricked once, one…

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March 2022: “Sometimes you’ve got to take a big step back…to see the full picture”

TAKE A BREATH Seriously … take a deep breath! One of the best ways to relax the body and mind is taking deep breaths. The simple process of inhaling slowly through the nose, filling both your lungs, holding that breath, then slowly exhaling out though your mouth has the ability to stimulate endorphins, increase circulation, and balance the body’s…

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February 2022: “It’s not what you look at that matters…It’s what you see!!!”

Dasymutilla Occidentalis One of the greatest accomplishments of my life is being a father. At times it feels as if it’s a constant, never-ending, thankless job. The amount of work that goes into raising children is a massive, total, unremitting commitment. But the rewards are simply priceless. Every now and then, a free moment affords me the opportunity to…

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Q4 2021: Keep your hands and feet inside the ride until it comes to a full and Complete STOP!!! OR???

A proactive approach Tick, tick, tick, tick … It’s an indistinguishable sound … tick, tick, tick, tick … chains melodically ratcheting … tick, tick, tick, tick … pressure builds as you sink into the back of your seat … tick, tick, tick, tick … butterflies fill your stomach as you move higher and higher and higher … tick, tick,…

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November 2021: Failing to Prepare is…Preparing to FAIL!

Cre·scen·do /krəˈSHenˌdō/ noun the loudest point reached in a gradually increasing sound. “the port engine’s sound rose to a crescendo“ MUSIC verb increase in loudness or intensity. “the reluctant cheers began to crescendo” “Those with a musical background should be familiar with the term crescendo. Fun fact: The classical piece, Bolero, written by French composer Maurice Ravel is the single…

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Q3 2021: Accelerating Growth + Persistent Inflation =??? + Continued Accountability…

A = kB or A = k/B In the world of Mathematics, the above equations represent a direct relationship (positive correlation) and inverse relationship (negative correlation), respectively (where k = a nonzero constant). A direct relationship is one where two variables do the same thing, while an inverse correlation is a relationship in which two variables move in opposite…

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September 2021: A Shoot-Out’s a Brewing…

Tombstone “You’re a daisy if you do” ~ Doc Holliday One of my favorite movies of all time is Tombstone. The story of Wyatt Earp and his brothers Marshall and Virgil as they attempt to settle down in Tombstone, AZ., leaving behind Wyatt’s “storied” history as the former Dodge City man of the law. However, after numerous encounters with…

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