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Walked for a Cure; Welcome Monsieur le Président; Don’t Cling to the Things They Sold You

My Schedule…and a Little Extra:   We already gave and we already helped to raise money for research, but there is something deeply gratifying about going to the event itself with hundreds of others and simply walking along the beach for a cause you believe in.  On Sunday my family participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk.  Our good friends and neighbors have two spirited kids with Cystic Fibrosis (shown in the picture to the left).  The Walk is hopeful and sad at the same time.  A few participate in remembrance of their children who lost the battle…evidenced by a sign they hold up as they walk.  And many are there with children who are presently soldiers in the battle, like our courageous neighbor friends.  And some are there in support of friends, like us, in the hopes that someday a cure will be discovered.  If you care to donate, even $5, I would be ever so grateful.  In the picture, my wife with daughter in front of her, me and my son on my shoulders, and our two neighbor friends mentioned above. To read a previous story by my wife, The Travel Mama, click here.

Mystery Lyric:   So you scream from behind your door, Say what’s mine is mine and not yours — I may have too much but I’ll take my chances, Cause God stopped keeping score — And you cling to the things they sold you, Did you cover your eyes when they told you, That he can’t come back, Cause he has no children to come back for — Answer.

My Market Watch:   There are virtually no economic reports this week.  Whenever the news is void of economic reports, traders look to other indicators to predict what the markets will do such as news in Europe, or presidential elections, or European presidential elections.  Case in point, France just elected a new president which is more change and uncertainty across seas.  This in turn is usually bad for the Euro and good for bonds.  When traders buy bonds, rates generally improve.  And I know I sound like a broken record, but when I say rates generally improve, what I mean lately is rates will stay the same.  That is, there isn’t any room for improvement…rates really can’t get much better.  Let me know if that makes sense and if you want to discuss…    Disclaimer

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