May 2016 Financial Asset Roundup
Here are my current financial assets as of the market close on May 10th, 2016:
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The S&P 500 has continued to rise since the last update, rising 2.08% over that period:
(chart courtesy of yahoo.com)
On the jobs front, the unemployment rate for April remained flat at 5.0%, with an apparently sluggish 160,000 jobs added. Oil prices have continued to rise to the $44 level (up from $41), with local gasoline prices touching the $2.20 price point.
On the financial front, my asset level has reached a new all time high, besting the previous high from May 2015. After a little drama, I was pleased to see that the entire Series I Savings Bond portion of my 2015 Federal tax refund had finally arrived. For some reason the ten bonds arrived in separate batches over a two week period, where in past years they have all arrived on the same day. I also had my Penfed 1.31% APY 1 year CD mature since the last update, and have the cash sitting in a money market account for now with no compelling place to put it. Finally, I need to break down and make an initial 2016 SEP IRA contribution since we're already a third of the way through 2016.
On the non-financial front, it's nice to have the chilly April weather and last week's rain behind us and see 70° temperatures outside again. Not so crazy about the accompanying pollen though...