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12.31.2016 - It's Up A Day Ahead Bookmark

Hey friends!  Yes it is New Year's Eve and I do wish all of you the best for 2017. And in so doing, I've already posted Sunday's Free Investing Newsletter here on the site.  

2017 is going to simply be "interesting". Each year I make predictions about the upcoming investment landscape based on the input we receive during the previous year. But this year things are so bizarre that up is sideways and down is blue. We've never had a President Elect quite like Trump. Well that's just the tip of the iceberg, we've never seen a hundred things before such as we've just seen. Quick name me a Presidential race like the one we just endured...you can't. 

 

We put out a free investment newsletter twice a week. While we don't always get it right, we try our best to put out good information, information that you can actually base investments on. So as a new year dawns on us, take a read of this latest letter because in it I make a startling statement. 

1.1.2017 - Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

Fearful Predictions 2017

 
Every year I make a fool of myself, by trying to predict what the upcoming year will bring.  But in my defense, I will say that after doing this for over 20 years, I have had quite a few years where things worked out almost exactly as I thought. This year will not be one of them. Why? Too many variables.

12.30.2016 Bookmark

12.30.2016

Good morning all, welcome to the last trading day of the year. 

If you've been watching the media, you know that Obama has put sanctions in place against Russia. They are kicking out some 35 Russian diplomats, and closing down two Russian "compounds" here in the states.  This is supposedly in retaliation to the Russian Hacking that they say they can prove. 

12.29.2016 Bookmark

12.29.2016

NOTE>  If you go to Investyourself.com you might see a warning that the security certificate has expired or isn't yet valid, and that you probably shouldn't continue to use the site.  There's NO  attempt to "fool you" or do anything silly.  Our SSL certificate was scheduled to expire on the 28th. So back on Friday, I went through the steps to renew it. Well, I guess because of the Holiday, it still hasn't been renewed, however they were QUITE fast to charge my credit card. 

Another NOTE>>> we do NOT store any credit card info on our site. None. Nada. Zip.  When someone signs up for the Insiders club, the form you fill out is actually hosted by Authorize.net, the biggest card processor in the world. We implemented that 15 years ago, because I never ever wanted  the problem of getting hacked and being responsible for people's cards being compromised. No thanks.

12.28.2016 - Free Investment Newsletter Bookmark

Hey Folks, the latest Free Investing Newsletter is now up on the "free newsletter" page. Because it is the week between Christmas and New Year's, I struggle a bit with the idea of such a solemn/giving Holiday, just 7 days ahead of the "go for broke" have a ball, New years parties. 

But I also lament the fact that as much as I'm trying to stay in a festive mood between the Holiday's, the "world" continues on and there's been a few developments that we need to talk about. 

We also talk about DOW 20K and how it might not make it this year. There's been some pension fund rebalancing and they had a lot of stock to sell, with not a lot of buyers around. Thus we ended the day with the DOW down 111. 

12.28.2016 - Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

Trying To Remain Festive
 
Hi folks. Yes it’s that odd week; you know the one. The week between the solemn observation of Christ’s birth, and the wild “go for broke” New Year’s eve.  In just 7 days the mood changes from serene and giving, to blatant excess.  I think it would be better to separate the two by 6 months, but I digress.....
 
It’s always an interesting week for me. Generally it is a shortened week as often the market is closed for a day, and even on the days that it’s open the volumes are horrid. Yet it is the week where more times than not the market makes gains. It is referred to as the “Santa Rally.”  Now it is too early to know if this week and the first week of January are really going to give us this so called rally, but my guess is that DOW 20K will be hit. Why? Because they can.  It has no real significance except for goofy people on CNBC to put on DOW 20K hats

12.28.2016 Bookmark

12.28.2016

Good morning everyone, welcome to Wednesday.  

Yesterday was a low volume session, where the indexes hovered around the unchanged line for most of the day. While they did manage to tack on 11 DOW points and 5 S&P's, it was a tough session to endure. We only beat Friday's volume by a few million shares, making it one of the lowest volume days of the year. 

12.27.2016 Bookmark

12.27.2016

Good morning all, welcome back from the extended Christmas weekend. I trust that Santa came and made everyone's day quite fun? 

Yes the Jolly fat guy made it down here to Sarasota also. How he gets that sleigh down here is a mystery because it was 84 degrees Sunday.  Ha. 

Anyway, we're coming into the week that's typically called "the Santa Rally".  Let's see if this is  the week they finally claim their DOW 20K hats. 

12.23.2016 Bookmark

12.23.2016

Hello everyone, welcome to the last trading day of the week, and of course the last trading day before Santa shows up.  

Are you all ready for the big man to show up?  I was talking to an old chum last night, and he said he couldn't meet with me today because...." I haven't started Christmas shopping yet".  That did my heart good, I thought I was the only one that waited until the last week to pick up the items that need being picked up

12.22.2016 Bookmark

12.22.2016

Mornin' all, welcome to another day. 

One thing that has always kept me in the game here is that each day brings new absurdities to chat about.  It's pretty darned rare when I snuggle down into my office chair, and I'm not instantly slammed with some headline that is either amusing, infuriating, or blatantly false. I guess that's what drives me to try and connect the dots in this crazy world.

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