The world central banks were busy this week. The Federal Reserve, the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan announced their latest views of the health of their respective economies.
Earnings Season is in full swing with over 20 percent of the S&P 500 companies reporting this week. Of the 49 percent of companies that have reported so far, 86 percent have beat the market consensus as of the market close on Thursday as measured by Bloomberg’s S&P 500 Positive Surprises Index.
For the last 10 years, I have been sponsoring young children through Compassion International, and this past year, I decided to sponsor a new child in Haiti, Watson Don, through the Chanje Movement. When I signed up to sponsor Watson at the women’s conference at my church, they mentioned that I could go on a mission trip with them to meet him in person. I have always wanted to serve on a mission trip, but I never seemed to find the right opportunity.