A Word From Bob

As Seen & Heard

Contact Us


Invest Yourself

The FREE Investment Newsletter That Really Works!

12.27.2017-Insider Bookmark


Morning all, Let's see if today is a bit more friendly than yesterday. Between a late night on Monday, and then the internet outage on Tuesday, it just wasn't my day. But a good nights sleep and a functioning office this morning appears to have put things back in proper order

9.27.2017 - Free Investing Newsletter Bookmark

Ethanol, the Problem
The other day I wrote a piece about dealing with the heat of Florida during a power outage, where the temp might be 94 degrees and the Humidity over 85%. I mentioned that a good gas generator, and a small window air conditioner can indeed get you through some rough nights.

5.15.2017 Bookmark


Good morning everyone, welcome to a new day and a new week.  Hopefully you had a great weekend celebrating mothers day!   As you can imagine, our normal Sunday event of biking or hiking got sidelined this week.  When I asked the wife what she'd most like to do on her Mother's day, she replied "I've still got a handful of gift cards from Christmas I'd like to use."  So, I played chauffeur for the day. We hit the mall, we hit Bed Bath and Beyond, we hit Macy's, we hit Kohls.... and she had a pretty good day of Mom shopping. Good for her.  What ever was highest on your list...I hope your kids/spouse made your day wonderful! 

3.26.2017 - Financial Intelligence Report Bookmark

There’s some things that I know well enough to be considered in the class of expert. There’s some things that I know less about than your average 5 year old. We’re all similar in that.  There’s things you know so well you take for granted doing it, or teaching it, and other things that confound and confuse you.
This entire “healthcare/insurance” thing is one that completely and honestly boggles my mind.  For instance, let me  use this as an example....

3.9.2017 Bookmark


Good morning everyone, welcome to Thursday. 

So yesterday the market was hugging the flat line for most of the day, and then late in the session oil puked, and fell by the most in over a year. That got everyone's attention and they scrambled to take some stock off the table. This morning oil is again a bit weak. So we've got WTI at 49.07.

2.14.2017 Bookmark


Good morning all!  HEY YOU GUYS.... do not forget it is Valentine's day!  If you have a significant other, by all means make him/her happy with a small token of how much you appreciate them!

1.4.2017 Bookmark


Morning all, welcome to a new day. 

Well, did you see it? The once very common late day magic levitation has returned! Yesterday the market was bouncing around at the low end of its range, mostly between say DOW + 40 and DOW + 65 points. Then exactly at 3:30 it hit. From 3:30 right into the close, everything just magically went higher.  The S&P gained a full 10 points in just 30 minutes. The DOW was pushing 70.  What was that all about?

1.3.2017 Bookmark


Good morning folks, welcome to 2017.  I figure it will be sometime in maybe February before I stop writing 2016 on things. 

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.

11.30.2016 Bookmark


Good morning all, we've made it to hump day. 

If you've flipped on your monitors or TV's you see the futures are up fairly strongly this morning. After everyone had lost hope about a deal in oil land, it appears that the Saudi's have flinched to some extent and a small production cut is now being acknowledged.  That was enough to jam oil up over 3 bucks, and that of course took stocks with it. 

Social Media

Bob Recommends