Trump calls Boeing ‘a very disappointing company’ as 737 Max crisis grows

President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Boeing a “big disappointment” after the manufacturer pushed back when it expects its beleaguered 737 Max to return to service after two fatal crashes. “Very disappointing company,” Trump told CNBC’s Joe Kernen in an interview when asked about Boeing’s new timeline. The crisis over the planes, which regulators grounded in March after two nearly new Boeing 737 Max jetliners crashed within five months, has already cost thousands of jobs. Boeing reiterated


President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Boeing a “big disappointment” after the manufacturer pushed back when it expects its beleaguered 737 Max to return to service after two fatal crashes.
“Very disappointing company,” Trump told CNBC’s Joe Kernen in an interview when asked about Boeing’s new timeline.
The crisis over the planes, which regulators grounded in March after two nearly new Boeing 737 Max jetliners crashed within five months, has already cost thousands of jobs.
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Trump calls Boeing 'a very disappointing company' as 737 Max crisis grows

President Donald Trump on Wednesday called Boeing a “big disappointment” after the manufacturer pushed back when it expects its beleaguered 737 Max to return to service after two fatal crashes. “Very disappointing company,” Trump told CNBC’s Joe Kernen in an interview when asked about Boeing’s new timeline. “This is one of the greatest companies of the world, let’s say, as of a year ago and all of a sudden things happened.” Boeing executives have told suppliers and airline customers that it doesn’t foresee regulators lifting a flight ban on the 737 Max until June or July, months later than originally expected. The new timeline that Boeing disclosed on Tuesday after it was first reported by CNBC sent Boeing’s stock down more than 3%. Boeing shares were little changed in premarket trading on Wednesday after Trump’s comments. The company is under fire for including a flight-control system on the planes that was later implicated in the two crashes and not telling pilots about it before the planes were first flown commercially in 2017. Trump’s comments represent a sharp shift in tone on Boeing, one of the country’s largest exporters and defense contractors. Last week at a White House signing of the phase one trade deal with China, Trump urged Boeing executives to resolve the Max issues quickly.

President Donald Trump speaks with CNBC at the 2020 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 22nd, 2020. Gerry Miller | CNBC

“Get that going. Work together,” Trump had told CFO Greg Smith, Reuters reported. “We’ve got to get that one moving fast and it’s going to be better than ever I think.” Regarding new Boeing CEO Dave Calhoun, Trump said at the event last week: “It’s not your fault. He just got there.” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin earlier this month estimated the Max problems could slow U.S. economic growth by half a percentage point. The crisis over the planes, which regulators grounded in March after two nearly new Boeing 737 Max jetliners crashed within five months, has already cost thousands of jobs. Boeing suspended production of the planes this month, a move that has rippled through its supply chain and cost airlines more than $1 billion in revenue. Boeing is scrambling to complete fixes for the planes, but regulators have said they have no set timeline for when they will allow them to fly again. The Max was Boeing’s best-selling aircraft and it has a backlog of more than 4,000 of them. Boeing reiterated to CNBC this week that the manufacturer doesn’t plan to lay off or furlough employees who work on the 737 Max. Earlier this month, the company said it would reassign thousands of workers to other aircraft programs and facilities. The Chicago-based company employees more than 150,000 people.

Employees work on Boeing 737 MAX airplanes at the Boeing Renton Factory in Renton, Washington on March 27, 2019. Jason Redmond | AFP | Getty Images


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Weekly mortgage applications pull back slightly after strong start to 2020

Total application volume fell 1.2% last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index. Applications to refinance a home loan fell 2% for the week, but were 116% higher than a year ago. Last year, the average rate on the 30-year fixed was 88 basis points higher. “Refinance applications remained near the highest level since October 2019, as the 30-year fixed rate was unchanged at 3.87 percent, while the 15-year fixed rate decreased to its lo


Total application volume fell 1.2% last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index.
Applications to refinance a home loan fell 2% for the week, but were 116% higher than a year ago.
Last year, the average rate on the 30-year fixed was 88 basis points higher.
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Weekly mortgage applications pull back slightly after strong start to 2020

Mortgage rates didn’t move last week, and that took a little bit of steam out of the rush on new mortgages that started the year.

Total application volume fell 1.2% last week from the previous week, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association’s seasonally adjusted index.

The average contract interest rate for 30-year fixed-rate mortgages with conforming loan balances ($510,400 or less) was unchanged at 3.87%, with points decreasing to 0.27 from 0.32 (including the origination fee) for loans with a 20% down payment.

“Even with more positive developments surrounding the U.S. and China trade negotiations and healthy retail sales data, investors seemed cautious and maintained their demand for safer U.S. Treasurys, which kept yields lower,” said Joel Kan, an MBA economist. “Our expectation is that rates will stay along this same narrow range.”

Applications to refinance a home loan fell 2% for the week, but were 116% higher than a year ago. Last year, the average rate on the 30-year fixed was 88 basis points higher.

“Refinance applications remained near the highest level since October 2019, as the 30-year fixed rate was unchanged at 3.87 percent, while the 15-year fixed rate decreased to its lowest level since November 2016,” Kan said.

Mortgage applications to purchase a home also decreased 2% from a week ago but were 8% higher than a year earlier. Buyer demand is incredibly strong, and as a result the usual spring surge has already started. Unfortunately, the supply of homes for sale is still very low, and that may keep sales lower than they could be, were the more available.

The supply of homes for sale at the end of December was at its lowest point in at least seven years, according to Zillow. Inventory fell 7.5% annually, and despite a surge in housing starts in December, the supply situation is not expected to improve any time soon.


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US-China deal offers a ‘pathway to peace,’ IMF chief says

The signing of a “phase one” trade deal between the U.S. and China offers a “pathway to peace” which improves the outlook for the global economy, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva. The IMF this week revised down its forecast for global economic growth in 2020 to 3.3% from the 3.4% projected in October 2019. However, Georgieva told a CNBC panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that the trade truce had “reduced by 0.3% what woul


The signing of a “phase one” trade deal between the U.S. and China offers a “pathway to peace” which improves the outlook for the global economy, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.
The IMF this week revised down its forecast for global economic growth in 2020 to 3.3% from the 3.4% projected in October 2019.
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US-China deal offers a 'pathway to peace,' IMF chief says

The signing of a “phase one” trade deal between the U.S. and China offers a “pathway to peace” which improves the outlook for the global economy, according to International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva.

The IMF this week revised down its forecast for global economic growth in 2020 to 3.3% from the 3.4% projected in October 2019.

However, Georgieva told a CNBC panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, that the trade truce had “reduced by 0.3% what would have been the cost on the world economy.”

Washington and Beijing last week inked the partial deal which had been more than 18 months in the making, with the world’s two largest economies having levied billions of dollars of tariffs on one another’s imports over the course of a bruising trade war.


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These are Morgan Stanley’s top picks for earnings

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on April 30, 2019 in San Jose, California. Facebook’s stock is poised to rise after it announces earnings next week, according to Morgan Stanley. In a note to clients on Wednesday, the bank’s analysts picked seven stocks to have a positive near-term catalyst and 11 to have a negative near-term catalyst. The social media giant is one of the stocks Morgan Stanley is most bullish about heading into earnings, with the


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Facebook’s stock is poised to rise after it announces earnings next week, according to Morgan Stanley.
In a note to clients on Wednesday, the bank’s analysts picked seven stocks to have a positive near-term catalyst and 11 to have a negative near-term catalyst.
The social media giant is one of the stocks Morgan Stanley is most bullish about heading into earnings, with the
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These are Morgan Stanley's top picks for earnings

Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the F8 Facebook Developers conference on April 30, 2019 in San Jose, California.

Facebook’s stock is poised to rise after it announces earnings next week, according to Morgan Stanley.

In a note to clients on Wednesday, the bank’s analysts picked seven stocks to have a positive near-term catalyst and 11 to have a negative near-term catalyst. The social media giant is one of the stocks Morgan Stanley is most bullish about heading into earnings, with the bank projecting a beat on revenue and a key earnings measure.

An earnings-fueled bump would continue a recent strong run by the stock, which rose by more than 50% last year.


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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Ukraine next week, sources say

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the U.S. State Department January 07, 2020 in Washington, DC. Ukrainian officials are preparing for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit next week, according to two sources informed by Kyiv about the trip, which is now scheduled for Jan. 30-31. The State Department declined to comment on Pompeo’s upcoming Ukraine visit. Congress authorized an additional $300 million in security assistance for Ukraine in its fiscal 2020 spending package. The tempora


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Ukrainian officials are preparing for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit next week, according to two sources informed by Kyiv about the trip, which is now scheduled for Jan. 30-31.
The State Department declined to comment on Pompeo’s upcoming Ukraine visit.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to visit Ukraine next week, sources say

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks at the U.S. State Department January 07, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Ukrainian officials are preparing for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s visit next week, according to two sources informed by Kyiv about the trip, which is now scheduled for Jan. 30-31.

Pompeo canceled a previously planned trip to Ukraine and four other nations slated for early January amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran that led to protests and heightened security in the region.

The State Department declined to comment on Pompeo’s upcoming Ukraine visit.

During the previous plan, Pompeo was scheduled to meet with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy — the highest-ranking U.S. official to do so since Zelenskiy and President Donald Trump met on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly. During that meeting, which took place the day after House Democrats launched their impeachment inquiry centered on a July 25 phone call between the two leaders, Zelenskiy told reporters he felt no pressure from the United State to investigate the family of former Vice President Joe Biden.

“We had, I think, good phone call. It was normal. We spoke about many things,” Zelenskiy said. “So, I think, and you read [the transcript], that nobody pushed. Pushed me.”

The trip’s timing is expected to come at the end of a whirlwind two weeks in Washington, where Trump’s impeachment trial has explored the relationship between the administration, its personnel and its decision to withhold congressionally approved military aid to Ukraine for several months.

In September, the Trump administration lifted a hold on nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine for weapons and missile defense systems, shortly after Congress learned of a whistleblower’s concern that Trump was conditioning the money on a corruption investigation into the Bidens.

“It could be coincidence,” White House advisor Kellyanne Conway told Fox News, in response to a question about that timing. “Why wouldn’t it be?”

Congress authorized an additional $300 million in security assistance for Ukraine in its fiscal 2020 spending package. Ukraine experts suggest Pompeo’s visit will seek to reaffirm continued support from Washington, despite the close scrutiny of U.S.-Ukraine ties on Capitol Hill and the absence of leadership at the U.S. embassy in Kyiv.

“One thing Ukrainians want to know is when an American ambassador will be formally nominated,” said Ed Chow, senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

The temporary appointment of former ambassador Bill Taylor, a witness in the House impeachment hearings, expired in early 2020 without a permanent appointment announced.


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Has ‘Davos Man’ now morphed into ‘Davos Everyone’?

A security guard show the way to a man outside of the Davos Congress Centre under snow ahead of the opening of the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting, in Davos, eastern Switzerland. Once branded the playground for the elite epitomized by the stereotypical Champagne swashing “Davos Man,” this year the gathering ostensibly seems to be morphing into one epitomized by a “Davos Everyone.” Beyond large influential corporations, central banks are also looking at incorporating climate change into


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Once branded the playground for the elite epitomized by the stereotypical Champagne swashing “Davos Man,” this year the gathering ostensibly seems to be morphing into one epitomized by a “Davos Everyone.”
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Has 'Davos Man' now morphed into 'Davos Everyone'?

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It’s that time of the year again: Policymakers, politicians, bankers, activists, journalists and a swathe of cameras are descending upon the snowy peaks of Davos for the World Economic Forum (WEF). Once branded the playground for the elite epitomized by the stereotypical Champagne swashing “Davos Man,” this year the gathering ostensibly seems to be morphing into one epitomized by a “Davos Everyone.” The theme is a much more inclusive “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World.” Headliners include President Donald Trump and Chancellor Angela Merkel plus one new addition: Greta Thunberg, the teenage activist who traveled around the world in 2019 warning about the perils of climate change. A global risks report published by WEF last week concurred: For the first time in the survey’s 10-year history, the top five global risks in terms of likelihood were environmental.

But are policymakers listening?

In August last year, the U.S. Business Roundtable published a new statement on the purpose of a corporation. The letter was signed by 181 CEOs of some of the largest American companies including J.P. Morgan, Johnson & Johnson and Ford and it committed to delivering value for all stakeholders (communities, employers, suppliers), not just to company shareholders. Microsoft, the tech giant boasting a valuation north of a trillion dollars, last week announced plans to become carbon negative by 2030, and then go beyond that by aiming to remove all the carbon it has emitted since its inception in 1975. This has distinguished it from others who have so far set carbon reduction targets but not carbon “negative” targets. The CEO of BlackRock, Larry Fink, the asset manager which manages nearly 7 trillion dollars in assets, also made waves last week by announcing that it would start re-directing its investments away from fossil fuel companies. “I believe we are on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance,” Fink wrote. A move that one could describe as “seismic” for the world of finance.

Beyond large influential corporations, central banks are also looking at incorporating climate change into their economic analysis. As of 2021, the Bank of England will be introducing a climate change stress test into the financial stability report. The European Central Bank, with Christine Lagarde at the helm, has also posited including climate change in the upcoming strategic review. Last week the EU also published further details on its European Green Deal, presenting a plan to attract 1 trillion euros of private and public investment over the next decade.


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Disney+ will launch in Europe a week earlier than planned

Disney announced Tuesday that it will launch its new streaming service Disney+ in the UK and parts of Europe a week earlier than planned. Disney+ was initially set to launch across parts of Europe on March 31. Disney also confirmed its European pricing for Disney+, which will cost £5.99/€6.99 per month, or £59.99/€69.99 for a year. Disney launched its streaming service in November in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and The Netherlands. Apple’s streaming service Apple TV+ launched last


Disney announced Tuesday that it will launch its new streaming service Disney+ in the UK and parts of Europe a week earlier than planned.
Disney+ was initially set to launch across parts of Europe on March 31.
Disney also confirmed its European pricing for Disney+, which will cost £5.99/€6.99 per month, or £59.99/€69.99 for a year.
Disney launched its streaming service in November in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and The Netherlands.
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Disney+ will launch in Europe a week earlier than planned

Disney announced Tuesday that it will launch its new streaming service Disney+ in the UK and parts of Europe a week earlier than planned.

Disney+ was initially set to launch across parts of Europe on March 31. It will now roll out on March 24 across the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, and Switzerland, the company said in a release. Other European countries, including Belgium, the Nordics, and Portugal, will follow in summer 2020, the company said.

Disney also confirmed its European pricing for Disney+, which will cost £5.99/€6.99 per month, or £59.99/€69.99 for a year. That’s the same as Netflix’s basic package in Europe. In the U.S., Disney charges $2 less per month than Netflix’s basic package.

The news comes as Netflix is set to report its fourth-quarter earnings after the market closes on Tuesday. International subscribers have largely driven Netflix’s growth in recent years, with non-U.S. subscribers now accounting for 62% of the total, up from 51% in the same period of 2017 and 36% in 2015.

The expansion of Disney+ beyond the U.S. market threatens to draw users away from Netflix’s largest and most rapidly growing audience.

Disney launched its streaming service in November in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and The Netherlands. The service will launch in Latin America in October 2020.

The sector will only become more competitive. Apple’s streaming service Apple TV+ launched last year, around the same time as Disney+, kicking off the so-called streaming wars. In the coming months, AT&T’s WarnerMedia will launch HBO Max and Comcast’s NBCUniversal roll out Peacock in April.

Disclosure: Comcast owns NBCUniversal, the parent company of CNBC.


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These five companies reporting earnings in the week ahead almost always beat the Street

Of the hundreds of big companies set to report earnings next week, there are five key names that investors should be focused on as these companies almost always top expectations. CNBC crunched the numbers using data from Bespoke Investment Group and found five stocks that nearly always beat Wall Street’s earnings forecasts. Plus, these companies normally trade positive after their surefire earnings beat.


Of the hundreds of big companies set to report earnings next week, there are five key names that investors should be focused on as these companies almost always top expectations.
CNBC crunched the numbers using data from Bespoke Investment Group and found five stocks that nearly always beat Wall Street’s earnings forecasts.
Plus, these companies normally trade positive after their surefire earnings beat.
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These five companies reporting earnings in the week ahead almost always beat the Street

Of the hundreds of big companies set to report earnings next week, there are five key names that investors should be focused on as these companies almost always top expectations.

CNBC crunched the numbers using data from Bespoke Investment Group and found five stocks that nearly always beat Wall Street’s earnings forecasts. Plus, these companies normally trade positive after their surefire earnings beat.


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Dershowitz: Trump shouldn’t be removed from office even if he is guilty of House charges

Famed defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, who recently signed on to assist President Donald Trump’s impeachment legal team, said Sunday that Trump should not be removed from office even if he is guilty of everything the House has accused him of in the articles of impeachment. In response, the White House said the two articles of impeachment against Trump are a “dangerous attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their President.” And on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” House Judiciary Co


Famed defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, who recently signed on to assist President Donald Trump’s impeachment legal team, said Sunday that Trump should not be removed from office even if he is guilty of everything the House has accused him of in the articles of impeachment.
In response, the White House said the two articles of impeachment against Trump are a “dangerous attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their President.”
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Dershowitz: Trump shouldn't be removed from office even if he is guilty of House charges

Famed defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, who recently signed on to assist President Donald Trump’s impeachment legal team, said Sunday that Trump should not be removed from office even if he is guilty of everything the House has accused him of in the articles of impeachment.

“Congress was wrong in impeaching for these two articles,” he told ABC’s “This Week.” “They are not articles of impeachment. The articles of impeachment are two non-criminal actions.”

Host George Stephanopoulos then asked, “Is it your position that President Trump should not be impeached even if all the evidence and arguments laid out by the House are accepted as fact?”

Dershowitz responded, “When you have somebody who, for example, is indicted for a crime — let’s assume you have a lot of evidence — but the grand jury simply indicts for something that’s not a crime, and that’s what happened here, you have a lot of evidence, disputed evidence, that could go both ways, but the vote was to impeach on abuse of power, which is not within the constitutional criteria for impeachment, and obstruction of Congress.”

Dershowitz was then asked if he agreed with a brief filed by Trump’s attorneys on Saturday, which asserted the president did nothing wrong by pushing Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden and Democrats.

“I didn’t sign that brief. I didn’t even see the brief until after it was filed. That’s not part of my mandate,” Dershowitz said. “My mandate is to determine what is a constitutionally authorized criteria for impeachment.”

Pressed again, Dershowitz said, “There’s a big difference between what’s OK — what’s OK determines … who you vote for.”

“I’m a liberal Democrat who’s been critical of many of the policies of the president,” he continued. “I’m here as a constitutional lawyer, a lawyer who’s taught for 50 years constitutional criminal procedure at Harvard, taught a course on impeachment, taught a course on constitutional litigation.”

The president has been steadfast in his insistence that he did nothing wrong with respect to Ukraine,

last week: “I JUST GOT IMPEACHED FOR MAKING A PERFECT PHONE CALL!”

Democratic House managers in a brief filed Saturday called the president’s behavior “the Framers’ worst nightmare” and a “danger to our democratic processes.” In response, the White House said the two articles of impeachment against Trump are a “dangerous attack on the right of the American people to freely choose their President.”

Asked about Dershowitz’s assessment, Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told “This Week” that he agrees with the Harvard law professor “at this point.”

“But I would still wait and hear the arguments,” Shelby said. “I haven’t focused on it. Professor Dershowitz is an esteemed scholar of constitutional law. And he’s followed this and he’s outspoken, and a lot of people follow him. We have a lot of respect for a lot of his opinions. But ultimately, we will make that decision in the Senate.”

Democrats had a different take on Dershowitz’s analysis.

“Well, that’s the argument I suppose you have to make if the facts are so dead set against you. If the president has admitted to the wrongdoing, his chief of staff has confessed to the wrongdoing, his European Union ambassador has confessed to the same quid pro quo, you have to rely on an argument that even if he abused his office in this horrendous way, that it’s not impeachable. You had to go so far out of the mainstream to find someone to make that argument, you had to leave the realm of constitutional law scholars and go to criminal defense lawyers,” House Intelligence Committee Adam Schiff, D-Calif., told “This Week,” adding that Dershowitz’s interpretation “would have appalled the founders.”

Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., called Dershowitz’s remarks “stunning.”

“And I don’t know what signal we’re sending to future presidents if that’s the new standard in America, where you can openly solicit foreign interference, where you can hold up taxpayer dollars that, in fact, the Government Accountability Office says was illegal to do so in order to extort, to leverage foreign interference in our elections,” he said. “This is preposterous that this would not be an impeachable offense, that this standard in America is now that presidents could abuse their power to help in elections.”

And on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said he was “surprised” to see Dershowitz’s assessment.

“That’s simply ignorance,” Nadler, a House impeachment manager, said.

Is it your position that President Trump should not be impeached even if all the evidence and arguments laid out by the House are accepted as fact?


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4 creative ways to enhance your daily planner and boost productivity

If you’re looking for a fun, easy strategy to help you stay on track, try coming up with creative ways to organize your daily planner. Here are a few tips to help you jazz up your planner and boost your productivity. Create a section for creativityYou want to motivate yourself to look at your planner at least once a day to make sure you’re on task. These might include work-related tasks, household chores, monthly bills, extracurricular activities, or gym sessions, and assign a color to each. Tha


If you’re looking for a fun, easy strategy to help you stay on track, try coming up with creative ways to organize your daily planner.
Here are a few tips to help you jazz up your planner and boost your productivity.
Create a section for creativityYou want to motivate yourself to look at your planner at least once a day to make sure you’re on task.
These might include work-related tasks, household chores, monthly bills, extracurricular activities, or gym sessions, and assign a color to each.
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4 creative ways to enhance your daily planner and boost productivity

Staying motivated to meet your goals can be challenging. If you’re looking for a fun, easy strategy to help you stay on track, try coming up with creative ways to organize your daily planner. Some members of the #plannercommunity, which has over 3 million posts on Instagram, like to deck out their daily planners with pops of color, stickers, and more. Putting extra effort into your planner is more than a fun, crafty project. Writing your goals down and adding some flare to the planning process can help you visualize those smaller tasks and bigger goals for the week, making you more organized and productive in the long run. “This helps you carve out what’s important,” Chris Bailey, author of “Hyperfocus: How to Manage Attention in a World of Distraction,” told Grow last year. “You can decide what needs to get done instead of responding to what’s urgent.” Here are a few tips to help you jazz up your planner and boost your productivity.

1. Create a section for creativity

You want to motivate yourself to look at your planner at least once a day to make sure you’re on task. So find a way to make it fun. Before you write down your to-dos, take a few minutes to create a space to jot down what you’re grateful for each day. “A lot of times, I’ll create a section in my planner for me to write down what I’m thankful for that day so that I can continue to practice having gratitude each day,” says Kelly Smith of Freedom In A Budget. If your creativity comes out in images, use that space to doodle. Taking a few minutes to use that space for creativity or reflection can help you feel more refreshed, renewed, and ready to take on the day. And if your planner makes you feel uplifted, you’re more likely to check it.

2. Pick a word or motto for the week

When you’re planning out your week, think of an inspiring quote, or even a single word, that you want to define it. Your word or phrase might be “adventurous” or “try new things,” anything that inspires you to meet the challenges you’ll face in a given week. When you’ve hit a rough spot in your week, or when you don’t feel like completing the tasks in your planner, refer back to this quote and remind yourself of what you hope to accomplish.

3. Throw in pops of color

“I usually use a color coding system, which probably wouldn’t work for everyone’s brain, but it does for mine, and it’s a way to keep me organized, while still making the process enjoyable,” says Allison Strickland, the blogger behind Financial Flamingo. Think of a few different categories of tasks that you complete regularly. These might include work-related tasks, household chores, monthly bills, extracurricular activities, or gym sessions, and assign a color to each. That way, a quick glance at your planner will tell you what your day will look like.

4. Keep it simple if that’s what motivates you


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2020-01-17  Authors: ivana pino, brooke frizzell
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, enhance, youre, tasks, word, ways, week, creative, boost, help, goals, day, way, planner, daily, productivity, space


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