Here are my current Financial assets as of the market close on September 10th, 2019:
The market has recovered since the last update, with the S&P 500 rising 3.35% during that time:
(chart courtesy of nasdaq.com)
On the jobs front, the unemployment Rate for August remained at 3.7%, with 130,000 new jobs created. Oil prices are up slightly to the $58 level, with a local unleaded regular gasoline price of $2.45 per gallon at my last fill up. And even though the economy remains strong with unemployment rates near all-time lows, the POTUS is calling for subzero interest rates. Not exactly the best time to be a saver, is it?
On the financial front, I took a distribution from my S Corp to help offset the costs of tuition, quarterly taxes, and the bills from our recent family vacation. I have an Alliant 2.65% APY 12 month CD maturing soon and decided to open an Alliant 2.35% APY 12 month CD in advance of the FOMC meeting next week in case they decide on another rate cut.
As for the non-financial, everyone is back to school and I'm keeping busy between work and my various Fall lawn care projects.