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Extra Dork – Issues I’m Scratching My Head About

I simply can’t assist myself. I do know I’ve a really excessive chance of being fallacious about this complete inflation factor and the Fed elevating charges, however the excellent news is it doesn’t matter if I’m proper or fallacious as a result of, effectively, see yesterday’s weblog.

However I nonetheless can’t assist myself…I’m taking the ideas that ought to possibly keep in my head and jotting them down so I could be publicly derided sooner or later.

Not good threat administration, however I can’t shake this.

Once I went again and revisited some articles after the Could 4th Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) assembly, I seen that Powell mainly mentioned they didn’t talk about any coverage choices that INCLUDED a 75 foundation level (bps) hike.

So right here’s some dork stuff from that point:

  • Yr-over-year (Y/Y) CPI in March was 8.54%, and three months annualized at 11.27%
  • Y/Y Core CPI (CPI minus meals and power) in March was at 6.47%
  • College of Michigan survey confirmed the anticipated one-year inflation at 5.4%

OK – quick ahead to now (that means final Friday):

  • Y/Y CPI in Could was 8.58%, and three months annualized at 10.67%
  • Y/Y Core CPI in Could was at 6.02%
  • College of Michigan survey confirmed the anticipated one-year inflation continues to be 5.4%

Right here’s the head-scratcher between the 2 conferences:

  • Could CPI is simply 4bps larger than March, and the 3-month annualized was 60bps decrease
  • Could Core CPI is 45bps decrease than March
  • College of Michigan survey is unchanged

I imply, I don’t learn about you, however that doesn’t appear to even register as very a lot, but we went from Powell saying that they didn’t even DISCUSS 75bps in Could to now there’s a powerful risk of 75bps???

I imply, I would like Microsoft to create some profanity emojis…come on, not less than give us a “WTF” emoji.

Possibly the dearth of readability and consistency out of the FOMC is the REAL purpose we’re seeing a lot current volatility. MAYBE the market is nervous that the Fed goes to get extra aggressive in combating inflation and trigger a recession when, trying on the inflation information between the 2 conferences, inflation is presumably already getting higher?

If I’m scratching my head, the place are the dorks on this?

Once more, it doesn’t matter if I’m fallacious or proper. I identical to sharing what I’m eager about.

This brings me again to my damaged report:

  • At all times have the fitting portfolio for tomorrow relatively than the portfolio you want you had again in January
  • At all times have an funding technique that’s prepared for A RECESSION and cease making an attempt to guess about THE RECESSION
  • Know what you want – don’t threat what you have already got and wish for what you don’t have and don’t want
  • Be financially unbreakable by having sufficient money reserves, so that you don’t have to lift cash when markets are going via a drawdown

This can cross. Markets recuperate. Management what you possibly can management and ignore what you possibly can’t management…as a result of you possibly can’t management what you possibly can’t management.

We’re all accessible to take heed to you and any of your issues – please name. We’re right here for you and perceive how onerous it’s to see cash and wealth eroded, even whether it is only for the brief time period.

Right here’s a chart of the Dow going again to 1990, since folks watch the Dow greater than the S&P 500. It simply reveals that markets have all the time recovered.

P.S. – That’s meant to assist.


Dow since 1990


Hold trying ahead.

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