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3.29.2018 - Insider Bookmark

3.29.2018

Good morning everyone, welcome to Thursday. 

Take note that the market is closed tomorrow, also take note that the Bond market closes at 2 pm today. 

3.28.2018 - Free Investing Newsletter Bookmark

Moving Parts
 
It’s really hard to keep up. Every day there appears to be some new “fret” or some new development to think about. Consider this:
 
Last week the market was in a funk, as they blamed the mess on the China Tariff’s and how we’re probably going to be in a trade war. I held no such belief, and suggested that Trump is just being Trump. He tosses out outlandish ideas, see’s what gets the best reaction and works with it.

3.28.2018 - Insider Bookmark

3.28.2018

Good morning everyone, welcome to Wednesday. 

It happened again. As you know I've been a bit shy of this market, and for days we've been sitting with no open positions. After the 669 point up day on Monday, many thought that this is is, it's up  up and away.  I wasn't so sure. Yes I expected a dead cat bounce. No I didn't expect 600+ points. But, one day doesn't a true trend make, and I wasn't thrilled about the way the market opened fairly big on Tuesday and actually gave it all up and went red. 

3.27.2018 - Insider Bookmark

3.27.2018

Good morning everyone, welcome to a new dawn. 

Yesterday we were witness to the "running of the algo's".  After the big open, the market started to slide. At one point, we had lost more than half of the opening move. But they "came in" and stopped the slide, and as they afternoon wore on, they really piled in.  So, we ended the day with the DOW up 669 points. 

3.26.2018 - Insider Bookmark

3.26.2018

Good morning all, welcome to a new, and "holiday shortened" week. Yes folks the market is closed on Friday for the Important Religious holiday, and for that I say "good!" 

So, how was your weekend? Down here in Florida, once again the Weather God's were smiling all weekend.  I know what my friends on the Jersey shore have been going through and no, I'm not rubbing it in. But there are times, and this weekend was one of them, where I don't think you could ask for anything better. A cool 60ish morning, steadily warming to about 78, with that deep blue, horizon to horizon sky.  This is why people come to Florida. 

3.24.23018 - Free Investing Newsletter is up Bookmark

Our latest free investment newsletter is up,and of course we're discussing the brutal smackdown of the DOW and the S&P. In just two days we've lost over 1000 DOW points and since the January highs, we're down 3000. Is it over? Is there more to come? Did we get crushed, or did we manage to escape the carnage?

 

we discuss these questions, and take a look at the odds of predictions. In a way, not only was this correction necessary and overdue, it was beneficial. Why? Because just like in 1997 - 2000 and from 2005 - 2008 people get to thinking that the market ONLY goes up. This was a wake up call that indeed markets can go down and you'd best use a little risk management in your positions. 

 

Give it a read, it's worthwhile data. 

 

3.24.2018 - Free Investing Newsletter Bookmark

Can You Hear Me Now?
 
If you want to look really really stupid, just go ahead and make predictions about the future. Except for a handful of very rare people, the Cosmic universe seems to get a chuckle out of making fools out people who attempt to predict the future.
 
If you want proof of that, just consider what Mother nature does to your typical weatherman just about every week. These guys are pretty happy if they get a 55% correct ratio. That’s not much above 50/50. Coin flips tend to average that.

3.23.2018 - Insider Bookmark

3.23.2018

Morning all, welcome to yet another Friday. The Speed at which they roll by is truly incredible.

Okay, down to business. You all know what happened yesterday. They were still dealing with the fall out over Facebook, and then of course the Fed's hiked rates a quarter point, and the icing was the 60 billion in tariff's that we are going to levy on China. 

3.22.2018 - Insider Bookmark


Morning all, welcome to Thursday. 

Okay, so we got our little rate hike, and Powell didn't push for more of them than the market already expected. So that's the market's "good" news. The bad news is that all this supposed growth we've gotten has been on the heels of ultra low rates, which spurred companies to borrow like mad and use that money to buy back shares. 

3.21.2018 - Today's Free Investment Newsletter Bookmark

Hi friends, I want to let you know that today's free investment newsletter is now posted on the site. In this issue, we talk about the most bizarre thing that Samsung has launched... a brainwashing, hypnotism web site to remove your memories. I know that sounds bizarre, but I kid you not. You HAVE to read this one!

Then in the market commentary we discuss the FOMC meeting and the wild reaction to it in the market. We got our rate hike, but that's not what they were worried about. They were worried about Fed head Powell getting slick and suggesting 4 rate hikes for 2018 instead of 3. Well, he didn't. He stuck with 3, but made mention that 2019 might see 3. Or 4. 

 

It's a pretty interesting letter for sure, and you should read it. 

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