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4.18.2019 - Insider Bookmark

4.18.2019

Good morning all, I've woken to a new day and that's always a good thing. 

But this new day is going to be interesting, to say the least. Today is the day we're supposed to get the Mueller report, starting with some form of press conference by Barr at 9:30.

2.27.2019 - Investing free Newsletter Bookmark

All Fraud, All the Time

 

In the past few days I’ve had several people email me, complaining about this crazy stock market.  I’m going to post the following, because it is very typical of the things I’ve been receiving:

2.25.2019 - Insider Bookmark

2.25.2019

Good morning all, welcome back from your weekend. I'd love to tell you that after a few days away with the wife at a nice beach resort, I'm all rested and ready to get to it. Well that's the furthest thing from the truth. The truth is we had a wonderful time, in a great place and I wish we were still there for another week. 

2.5.2019 - Insider Bookmark

2.5.2019

Good morning all, welcome to another day of utter madness!

Yesterday the market was plodding along for the first half of the day, and then in the second half, it decided it was a great time to pour on a bunch of points. So, heading into 2 pm, we had a nice pop higher, and then in the last 40 minutes of the day, we lurched higher again. 

8.25.2018 - Free Financial Newsletter is up Bookmark

Hello all, the Sunday edition of the  Financial Intelligence Report is up a day early. In the General commentary we talk about the problem of posting what you might think of as innocent fun on your facebook page, could come back to haunt you. Time and time again, employers and law enforcement has used peoples social media pages to look for "bad things" they've posted. 

 

It's worse if you're a concealed weapons permit holder and you have to unfortunately shoot someone. They will scan everything you've ever posted to see if they can make a case for you being a "killer".  

 

In the market commentary, we discuss the current market, where the S&P is perched at all time highs. We give the 3 examples of what could happen next, but then we explore all the buy backs, the central bank intervention, and question how far this might go. It's pretty good reading, if it does nothing but open your eyes. 

 

Ya know all these stock buy backs we see? Did you know that until 1982 they were illegal? Well they were, they were considered a "market manipulation". Now we see almost a TRILLION dollars worth of them!  So give the market section a read, it's pretty interesting. 

8.26.2018 - Free Financial Newsletter Bookmark

Watch What You Broadcast
 
The other day I wrote an article showing that there’s been a very big surge in concealed weapons permits across the nation. In a big way, that makes me happy since law abiding Concealed carry people tend to be the most law abiding folks one can find.
 
But, there’s a disturbing trend that I do want to speak about, because the affects of this trend are NOT good.

7.23.2018 - Insider Bookmark

7.23.2018

Good morning all, welcome back from what I hope was a wonderful weekend!  

Saturday was fairly routine for me, I did a bit of shopping, hit the farmers market, etc. I did have to spend some uncomfortable time helping clean out my Aunt and Uncles place, now that they've passed and their unit will be sold. I didn't enjoy that much. 

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. 

5.14.2017 - Free Investing Newsletter Bookmark

All of it
 
Today's letter is about pondering. We're going to ponder the future. It should be interesting.
 
I would guess that by now most of you know that things are just not like they used to be. If you went back 30 years and tried to tell the investing community that GAAP accounting would be replaced with "pro-forma" or "adjusted" earnings, they'd look at you funny. If you told them that in some years, fully 40% of the market's moves were based on stock buy backs, buy backs financed by selling Corporate debt, they'd giggle at you.

3.16.2016 - Insiders Club Bookmark

3.16.2016

Hello all, welcome to Yellen day....

Tuesday was the lowest volume day of the year. Monday was the second lowest volume day of the year.  No one wanted to make a move ahead of the Fed. Well, today is decision day.

There's a lot of things in play right now. The Fed's are in a strange predicament as they've told the world we're doing really well, with virtually "full" employment. Yet that doesn't jive with 0.25% interest rates.  It looks stupid.  So for them to continue to "wait" on normalizing rates, just lends to the idea that the Fed's are happy rigging the markets higher

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