This was our last month of the journey. And although we were a bit sad that it was ending, we were looking forward to heading back home, reconnecting with friends and family, and settling down a bit. As with the beginning of our trip, we logged a significant number of miles this month as we … More Month 9: Texas and the Southwest
Last year I came across an important revelation of the financial markets while reading Thomas Dorsey’s book Point and Figure Charting in which he stated that fundamental analysis (ie. analyzing the strength of businesses from their financials) tells you WHAT to invest in, while technical analysis (ie. the science of studying charts and patterns) tells you … More The NEXT Recession?
January was a very interesting and strange month for us. Normally we’re recovering from the holidays, cooped up inside in the winter, with the occassional trip up to the ski resorts and some “sunny” days. This year was basically the opposite with lots of sandy beaches, warm weather (well on some days), and miles of swamps, trees, … More Month 8 – Emerald Coast and The South
Looking back on all the planning that went into this trip, I can honestly say that much of the work went into researching and then buying the RV (or in this case the travel trailer). After about 7 months traveling on the road living in our RV and talking to other RV owners, I wanted to … More RV Life – Selecting an RV
My wife and I love to exercise. Before we moved, we had a dedicated fitness room that received lots of use with a weight cage, treadmill, another weight machine, and a TV to watch movies and workout videos. My wife also likes to attend fitness classes. As a result, there was a bit of trepidation about … More RV Life -Exercise on the Road
In my first two posts (Part 1 and Part 2), I discussed two economic or financial indicators that can help predict recessions: 1) The Unemployment Rate and 2) The S&P 500 index. For my third post, I want to review a less widely known economic indicator: the yield curve (or the difference between short-term and … More On Predicting the Next Big One: Part III, The Yield Curve
In Part 1, I described the unemployment rate, arguably the most important metric that has a direct impact on the likelihood of a recession. Next, let’s look at another important factor: the stock market. Specifically, the S&P 500. The Standard & Poors 500 is a great indicator because it represents a sizable group of companies … More On Predicting the Next Big One: Part II, The S&P 500