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10.26.2017 Bookmark

10.26.2017

Hi everyone, welcome to Thursday. 

Yesterday was pause day with a twist, "someone" took some profits, and for a while the indexes were deep in the red. Once again we had to try and figure out if it was a one day wonder, or the start of something bigger. My guess was that it wasn't the start of the end, however we did need to be cautious just in case.

10.25.2017 - Electric Vehicles Bookmark

Hello all,

 

Today's free investing newsletter is posted and today we're going to look at the profit angle of investing in the "chemicals" used to make batteries that power all these electric vehicles. The demand for EV's is soaring and across the globe cities and towns are making plans to ban gasoline and diesel engines by 2022. So with Porsche, Volvo, BMW, GM, Tesla and the rest on the hunt for the best electric car, demand for batteries is going to increase by 200% next year. 

 

Can we make money on this? I'm thinking so. It's a trend that is NOT going to stop. So, give it a read, it's good stuff.  

10.25.2017 - Free Investing Newsletter Bookmark

Electric Vehicles

 

This is going to be part one of a two part article about EV’s. Love them, hate them, or ignore them, they’re here to stay. But, there’s so much to the story that most people aren’t thinking about, that maybe there’s some way to capitalize on this growth.  As always, the issue is “storage” meaning batteries, and it’s the stuff in the batteries that is getting hard to find.  So, let’s get through some of softball stuff fist.

10.25.2017 Bookmark

10.25.2017

Good morning everyone, welcome to a new day. 

You all know what happened yesterday. Because of a few big name DOW stocks "supposedly" doing will with earnings, we had a 167 point DOW rally. It didn't quite spread too much into the S&P which only managed 4 points, or the NASDAQ which was lucky to get 11 since it was actually red a couple times during the morning shift. 

10.24.2017 Bookmark

10.24.2017

Hello everyone, welcome to another day. ( and what a day it might become!)

So yesterday was pause day. After the giant surge Friday, they had to digest the gains and we were flat for the bulk of the session. Heading into the close with the DOW off 55 and the S&P down 10, I didn't for a minute think this was the start of some big roll over. While "any" day could start a major roll over crash, why would it start yesterday?  

10.23.2017 Bookmark

10.23.2017

Good morning all, welcome back from your weekend. I trust it was a pleasant one for you and you enjoyed it with family and friends. Ours was quiet but nice, as some relatives from "up north" stopped by during their vacation and the family got a chance to meet up with them and have a nice dinner.  On Sunday, the wife had her mind set that some shrubs and ornamental plants "WERE" getting trimmed up, and there was no way out of that one. Luckily I employed the help of my younger son and boy isn't youth wonderful?  I remember having energy like that. It got done. 

10.21.2017 - Bitcoin Bookmark

Yes folks, Bitcoin. It seems to defy gravity, it goes up relentlessly, and people are piling into it. Where did it really come from. Is it anonymous as they say? Was there a purpose behind it? Who really "invented it?"   We chew on some of these topics in the general commentary tonight. 

 

In the market commentary, we talk about the drive to all time new highs, which has now happened 55 times this year. What's behind it? Can it stop?  What if it stops?   Is this the new normal?  

10.21.2017 - Free Investing Newsletter Bookmark

At The End of The Day
 
Over the years I’ve been asked about Bitcoin many times. For the most part my answer to it has remained about the same “at the end of the day, it’s a fiat currency”.  Now to the Bitcoin lovers, I’m just stupid. I have no problem with that. But then, do tell me...what exactly is Bitcoin backed by? Oh, digits “mined” from computer algorithms. In other words, I can’t exchange my Bitcoin for say gold, or silver? No. How about copper or Iron? Nope.

10.20.2017 Bookmark

10.20.2017

Did you see it? Yes folks, the market that opened down 100 points, did it's magic yesterday and ended the day green. How corrupt are things when they can't even allow a single day of red? Very I'd say, but that's life in 2017.  But wait it gets better. Last evening they were working on the budget and the latest iteration of it passed 51-49 along party lines. Well, the "markets" took that as progress towards tax reform and this morning the futures are on fire. 

10.19.2017 Bookmark

10.19.2017

Hello everyone, welcome to a new day. 

Well, the mysteries continue. No matter where you look, you have to scratch your head and go "huh?"  The Vegas shooting is now a mess of misinformation that's bigger than anything I've seen since 9/11.  The news about how the FBI knew all about Hillary setting up uranium deals with Russia, including bribery and State department collusion, yet hid it all under Obama. It never ends.  Why isn't the media ( other than the poor alternative sites that get blasted by slimy main stream media) talking about this?? Hannity did a 14 minute monologue about how the FBI discovered money routing from Russia to Bill Clinton and the Hillary foundation LONG before Obama announced and granted the nuclear deal with Russia. 

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