Below you will find pages that utilize the taxonomy term “Covid19”
As software continues to eat the world, we’re slowly becoming slaves to subscriptions. I don’t remember when I started thinking about this but it must’ve come up when I looked at our family budget. I realized that we as a family and I, are paying so much on monthly or yearly subscriptions that it just gives me great pause. What am I paying? On the surface, it doesn’t look like much but then you dig deeper and you realize you are hooked!
I use Dropbox for my stuff. I like it a lot and I even bought the 2TB version for a year. I drop all my iPhone photos and videos on there and they sync across all my systems. It’s very convenient.
Granted, Dropbox may have some privacy issues but for me, it works with my flow. I also started using Dropbox Paper for my notes and like the Google Calendar and Zoom integration.
We all went on our first cruise last year on Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCLH). S and I had a great time, our kids were bored. When my wife first proposed the idea of going on a cruise, I rejected it. I was like “why do I want to be cooped up on a floating metal coffin?” I was wrong, I had a blast of a time.
The food was fantastic. There was so much to do for entertainment, and different port of calls were great too.
I think somewhere on this site I blogged about how I got started brewing beer. It’s been a fun hobby and works well with my new bread-making skills. Without sounding like a hipster, I’m not a fan of Budweiser beer. Never have and never will be, I think it’s piss beer.
That said, I am a big fan of their fermentation processes. They are expert brewers and I read somewhere that they keep their lager fermentation process stable to 0.
It’s Saturday and the month of April is almost over. It WAS Saturday when I started writing this but now it’s the last day of April. It’s been especially cold this April and the leaves aren’t even out on the trees where I live. That’s been a big bummer. There have been a few days this month that have been perfect Spring days and my body is ready for the warm weather.
Some of yesterday’s winners or most active should be no news to any who looks at the markets. Gilead Sciences announced some positive results working on Covid19 related drugs. Good, we need more stuff like this to get our lives back to normal. I don’t know about you but I’m getting stir crazy after being in ‘lockdown’ for two months now.
My chart generator is showing me that there’s only a support line down at $64, so congrats to all the stock pickers.
I don’t know where the market is going. Will it shrug off all this Covid19 pandemic or will it fall apart? I really don’t know.
That’s the thing with the Markets, you can try to build all these decision support systems to predict if the market is going to go up or down, but that always remains such a futile effort.
The only thing you can really do is protect yourself in down times and invest smartly for the long term.
4.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week. That’s on top of the 22 million from the past 4 weeks. All the job gains for the last decade have been wiped out. Poof, gone in 5 weeks.
The chart below is lagged by one week, so it’ll be much worse when a new chart is generated. States in the South and the MidWest States East of the Mississippi River are getting slammed.
It looks like Covid19 has been priced into the EURUSD currency pair and probably the entire Forex Market. All trends are now back to their long term trends, so go Long or Short accordingly.
Right now the EURUSD is the only the currency pair that I found that is in a long term downward trend that lets me make money for doing a carry trade (long USD / short EUR).
The Oil markets are a really dumpster fire these days. With the Russian and Saudi oil wars going on the result has been a flood of oil in the markets. Prices collapsed for the May 2020 contract to -$37.63 a barrel. That’s nuts.
I’m starting to see prices being pushed down at gas stations too. Since Covid19 put a damper of travel, I think well see sub $10 a barrel oil coming.