12-DECEMBER 07-2021

How does my morning look...Good morning.
Market volatility in the final weeks of any trading year are unusual, although not unheard of.  The market’s narrative about the uncertainty of the latest Covid variant — first “Nu” and now “Omicron,” has been a big driver.  With early reports coming in that the variant might spread easily, but isn’t necessarily deadly,
However, it’s possible that the market might be responding to the behaviour of the Federal Reserve.  Over the past few weeks, the central bank has been notably hawkish, likely due to high and increasingly persistent inflationary readings.
Last week Chairman Powell even stated that the bank could increase its tapering of bond-buying.  If there’s one thing markets love, it’s an easy-money policy.  And a less-easy world is certainly enough to set off a similar drop to the “taper tantrum” of 2013.  The timing of the latest Covid variant might just be a coincidence — but enough of a danger to keep the Fed buying more assets for longer.

Now here’s the rest of the news:

Mainstream Economists Struggle to Hide Incoming Economic Collapse
Economists are not being honest about what will happen in America very soon, maybe even before 2022 gets here.  Are you prepared? [Read Here]

December 07, 2020

New QuoteGood morning.
Unemployment fell to 6.7 percent in November.  That’s good.  But the rate of job growth slowed.  That’s bad.  However, in the world of the stock market, bad news can be good news.  As long as the Federal Reserve is supporting the markets, a struggling economy means the central bank will be providing support for a longer period of time.
The faster the economy recovers, the sooner the Federal Reserve can step back on its emergency measures, and may even shave a year or two off of its plans to next raise interest rates.  That’s why, even with a struggling job market, and even with on-again, off-again stimulus talks in Congress, the stock market will likely continue its upward trend.

Now here’s the rest of the news:

Gold, Silver and Mining Stocks: Patience Will Be Rewarded
“Stocks are always risky.  The ultimate safety is having possession of physical gold and silver.  ‘Possession’ is the key” –Dave Kranzler

December 07, 2019

How to steal some rest during this busy season!

christmas-4631194_640I just got off the phone with a client who said, “It always seems like we should be doing less in December, but then we are always doing more!”

I couldn’t agree more.  It’s difficult to figure how to rest as an entrepreneur.

If you are in the midst of a mad rush for the end of the year — you aren’t alone.  With December being two weeks shorter — it leaves most of us scrambling to fit our normal schedule into 3 VERY busy weeks.  And if you add in house guests and Christmas parties — it’s a lot.

So I thought I’d give you some of my favorite suggestions for taking a break during the ultra busy holiday season.  This article is short and sweet — but hopefully it will hit just the right spot.

Monica Shah’s Top Five Ways to Give it a REST

1. Yoga Nidra — this is an amazing form of guided meditation that you do while you are lying down. It is so relaxing.  They say it’s worth 3 hours of sleep.  I’ll take it!  You can find Yoga Nidra videos on Youtube and on the Gaia channel app.

2. A Warm Salt Water Bath — Did you know that salt water relieves negativity?  Yup.  That’s why oceans are so awesome.  Put a cup or two of salt in the tub and sit for at least 10 minutes.  Not only does it feel amazing, it takes down your adrenaline spike.  So you’ll sleep so much better.  I take baths in the evenings of my events to make sure I can actually calm down and get some sleep.

3. Lavender oil on the bottom of your feet.  Use high quality essential lavender oil to give yourself a foot rub, being sure to rub some on the bottom of your feet.  Smells amazing and will calm you right down.

4. Legs up a wall.  Now I know that this one isn’t new!  But honestly when is the last time you’ve done it?  When I’m super worn out, but still have a long way to go, I like to lie on the floor and put my legs up against a wall or on a chair for 10 minutes and close my eyes.  You won’t believe how much better you’ll feel in 10 minutes.

5. Five 6-count breaths.  Breathe in for two counts.  Breathe out for four counts.  Repeat 10 times.  I know this sounds simple, but again — how often do we do it?  The key is to do this one in the middle of a stressful situation so that you can avoid being triggered.

I know that many of you probably have done one or more of these suggestions — and my hope is that this is a good reminder to take care of yourself this season.  You have permission to stop.  To give to yourself.  And to know that soon enough we’ll all be enjoying our days off during the Holiday and New Year Season.  Hang in there my friends!  I send you so much love!  🙂

IMG_0712
Come From Aways, Do You?

More Posts

08-AUGUST 05-2022

  Good morning. Oil prices have continued lower, with a barrel of crude breaking under $90 in trading yesterday.  That will likely prove further good news at the gas pump.  But it will mean bad news for investors who flocked into energy plays as oil prices surged higher earlier this year. In the meantime, it’s harder to find a more beaten-down space than cryptocurrencies.  Yet the world’s largest asset manager, BlackRock (BLK), is partnering with Coinbase (COIN) to make it easier for institutional investors to trade Bitcoin. It just goes to show – assets tend to be mean-reverting over time. 

08-AUGUST 04-2022

Good morning. We’ve called it a recession since the first quarter data came out.  That was confirmed by a second quarterly drop just last week – even as the goalposts have been moved on the definition of a recession.  Ready for a third quarterly drop in a row?  The data suggests we may already be there. The data in question is the services PMI. It’s showing a large amount of declining output – in fact, the largest recorded since the global financial crisis in 2008.  That, combined with a slowdown in consumer spending and home prices, points to a third

08-AUGUST 03-2022

Good morning. Between inflation at 40-year highs and two quarters of negative GDP growth, investors in the US are dealing with some tough times.  But compared to the rest of the world, the US looks like one of the strongest places to invest now. Europe is likely in a recession, and its energy shortage due to Russian sanctions will only make it deeper.  In contrast, the US has the capacity to be energy independent.  The US is also food independent, at a time when grain shipments from Ukraine have finally started up again. Overall, investors can still be cautious.  But

08-AUGUST 02-2022

Good morning. The stock market’s strong rally of the past few days has allowed it to retrace nearly half of its losses since the start of the year.  That could mark the end of the recent drop – or it could be simply a bear market rally before the longer-term downtrend picks up. Some clues point to further downside.  While the Fed didn’t raise interest rates more than expected last week, they continued to warn on inflation, which still runs hot.  And a number of central bankers have warned that the Fed isn’t ready to pivot yet on its current

08-AUGUST 01-2022

Good morning. Last week saw a strong rally for the market, with the best-performing week for stocks since 2020.  That’s in spite of data indicating the economy continues to contract.  As we get into August, however, that rally should cool. On a technical basis, the market has now had a strong rally.  But it also fits the pattern of a bear market rally.  And until the Fed stops raising interest rates, we likely won’t see a sustained rally higher – aka, the so-called “pivot” that will signal a true change in the market’s long-term trajectory. All told, that points to

07-JULY 31-2022

Today’s Newfoundland… It may not be my first stop in St. John, but the Quidi Vidi Brewery will be in the top 5. July 31, 2021 “There is no royal, flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it. For if I have accomplished anything in life, it is because I have been willing to work hard.” –CJ Walker What Worked, What Didn’t, What’s Next? One of the common denominators of successful people is their ability to persevere when things don’t go as planned.  Effective people don’t allow themselves to get bogged down in feelings that

07-JULY 30-2022

Today! July 30, 2021 Good morning. The first half of the year saw endless stories about the impact of rising lumber prices.  From adding thousands to the cost of a new home, as well as showcasing supply chain issues in the timber industry, prices have heavily pulled back from their peak but are well above their levels a year ago. Well, there’s a new commodity making big moves higher: Coffee.  A combination of robust demand, and the potential supply shock from frost in Brazil have caused coffee prices to jump over 30 percent in the past two months.  While this

Like this article?

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Linkdin
Share on Pinterest

Leave a comment

Send Us A Message