October 2016 Financial Asset Roundup
Here are my current financial assets as of the market close on October 11th, 2016:
The S&P 500 continued to fall since the last update, dropping 1.03% during that time:
(chart courtesy of yahoo.com)
On the jobs front, the unemployment rate for September rose slightly to 5.0% with 156,000 new jobs were created. Oil prices have continued to rise to the $51 level as OPEC has agreed to production cuts.
On the financial front, it is almost time to decide on a Series I savings bond purchase. The September CPI-U inflation numbers are due out next week, and the data should validate the position that waiting until November to make the purchase is the way to go.
On the non-financial front, thankfully there isn't much to report. The weather is changing (A/C is off, heat is on) and I have been taking advantage of the cool Fall weather to try to get my lawn whipped into shape for next year. Winter is coming!