July 12, 2024

The (Actual) Truth

Here is an actual quote from Business Insider a few weeks ago: “Recession indicator ends as cardboard box demand, prices rise: B of A.” Yes, that was an actual headline. It’s no wonder why people don’t know what the heck to believe anymore! If cardboard box prices are a recession indicator, please save us all! Disinformation and misinformation are a profound problem today. With AI, this problem will likely get worse. Everything is a spin. Everything is clickbait. The goal is attention, not truth. And yet, consumers and voters need facts more than ever. How sad is it that we […]
July 5, 2024

The Easy Stuff.

Table steaks. I heard that term recently, and it means “What everybody already has or is doing.” The low-hanging fruit. Busy work is not work. Never having that difficult conversation. A calorie is a calorie is a calorie. Cardio burns the same amounts of calories as lifting weights BUT it depends on the time of day, workout, and body type… or you can just sweat. This is all the easy stuff. I have heard the statement “Get the low hanging fruit,” so often in business. “Go after that,” some would say. I would submit that the easy stuff, the “low hanging fruit,” […]
July 1, 2024

June 2024 Market & Economic Recap

Stock Market Friday, June 28th, the last trading day of the month, marked the midway point of 2024 for the U.S. stock market. In the first half of the year, stocks flourished, touching all-time highs. For the first six months of 2024, the stock market’s three major indices performed as follows: Nasdaq +18.1% S&P 500 + 14.5% The Dow +3.8% And to recap June, the stock market’s three major indices performed as follows: Nasdaq: +6% S&P 500 +3.5% The Dow +1.1% It was the seventh positive month out of eight for all three indices.     Inflation The Fed may […]
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