Here are my current Financial assets as of the market close on January 11th, 2021:
|Asset||Dec 2020||Jan 2021||Change|
Despite insurrection at the US Capitol and record Covid-19 deaths, the S&P 500 has continued to rise, up 3.59% since the last update:
(chart courtesy of nasdaq.com)
On the jobs front, the unemployment rate for December remained flat at 6.9%, with a troubling 140,000 jobs lost last month. Oil prices continued rising to the $53 level, which translates to a local regular unleaded gasoline price of $2.13 at my last fill-up.
On the financial front, my assets have once again hit an all-time high, surpassing the previous high from December 2020. My Penfed 5% APY 10 year CD will be maturing shortly, and sadly it may take ten more years to find a such a high yield fixed income investment again. I'll also need to start thinking about making the final 2020 contributions to my Roth Ira and solo 401k retirement plans.
As for the non-financial, we should be focusing on the frightening COVID-19 death rates we're seeing in our country, but we also have to worry about violent assaults on US democracy. These are incredibly sad times for the freedoms we enjoy in the USA.