BUSINESS, EDITOR'S DESK, FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, MEDIA

Victims Of Every Sector Storm. Feeling Clever Costs.

SEPTEMBER 2, 2018. Markets change and so do portfolios. Half of that gyrating is needless, and expensive. “Somebody’s got to pay the bills.” Right. But don’t let it be you.
Markets are like clock hands. They move. But they always arrive right back where they began. Few really need to take that predictably painful journey. Understanding the game and thus skipping the trip isn’t hard. Even when the market becomes dry, most of the good stuff remains right where it was. Stay where you are, if you enjoy superior returns.

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BUSINESS, EDITOR'S DESK, FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, THINKING NOW

Felonious Numbers. Money Chops APB.

AUGUST 3, 2018. Retail investors are customers.
We are the business of retail brokers. What do you say upon learning that twin price-performance metrics are routinely displayed for the very same stock and period–on the same page? What do you do when the P/Es from the same system also don’t match? And if they’re off by a factor of 4?
Mismatching metrics can be your reality, and precisely why STOCKjAW created Money Chops. Money Chops shows you how to do the numbers yourself.
Doing your own numbers puts accuracy in your hands–at least as much as possible. Trusting and trading on dodgy data puts you in the hot seat. Trust is no substitute for knowing.
Tracking down precise company-issued EPS and calculating the P/E takes time and ranks as tedious. Same goes for price performance. Yet are you ready to move forward when the most important metrics investors rely on come up in mismatching pairs? You don’t have to. Here’s how.

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BUSINESS, FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, STOCKS, TECHNICALS

Descending Boeing. Why?

JUNE 17, 2018. We should have trusted our instincts. Yet the line between obvious buys and mindless chasing can be faint. It’s Boeing for god’s sake. What could go wrong? Tariffs–yes. Let’s see–a steady industrial goes stratospheric–with dazzling charts to support it still. Who wouldn’t want a piece of that? Ah, stoic fundamentalists.
Despite its’ soaring technical strength, Boeing’s price action is wingtipped earthward. That’s when we chased. It’s a wingdip. Right–a dip, but no wing yet. Isn’t there an award for blind driving and other dumbass activities? But is it chasing?
Now STOCKjAW probes the quite pedestrian price action of a stock accustomed to more rarefied air. Up or down, are you firmly buckled-in, or ready to deplane? On board for our in-flight safety check. This could just help you survive. We’re hoping so.

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BUSINESS, CULTURE, FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, STOCKS, TECHNICALS, THINKING NOW

TELADOC. Beaming the Doctor-And Fast Growth-To You.

JUNE 14, 2018. The virtual hook-up is our future, and that definitely means virtual medicine. Relentless and savage medical pricing is draining American’s prosperity, while leaving many stranded in an unserved wilderness. Inefficiencies in the industry soak up tens of billions annually. The mind-bending cost ramp of care looms very darkly over all balance sheets from Washington to Main Street, and more so in every home.
Has the digital revolution finally reached the doctor’s office? Yes, if TELADOC has it’s way. Doctor up digitally. Soon perhaps, far fewer patients will idle for hours repeating the exact same paperwork. We hope so.

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BUSINESS, EDITOR'S DESK, EDITORIAL, GREEDY CREEP, MONEY

Family Picnic. You’re Selling What? Family, Friend, Or Customer? Both?

JUNE 8, 2018. You have friends and family. They have friends…and everyone’s spending money and people talk and eventually business, friends, and family collide. Confusion.
Keeping family ties clear and sweet is hard enough, without injecting business. So why do it? Family. In-laws. Good intentions. Is it wise? Is it “good business?” Once started is it unstoppable? Family. Money. Reality.

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BUSINESS, CULTURE, EDITOR'S DESK, GREEDY CREEP, MEDIA, STOCKS, TECHNICALS, THE AMERICAN DREAM

American Toe Jam

JUNE 2, 2018. Down in the gunky spaces and the soiled places is where you’ll find them. God knows we can’t afford to leave them lying about. Embarrassments have places, and that’s not on TV. Yet there they are Wells and Puerto Rico. Makes sense really that both would be on stage. Hurricane season began yesterday, and well, Wells seems to never cease committing or recommitting something. All aboard.

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BUSINESS, CULTURE, FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, MONEY, Specials

Summer Money 2018. 11 Econ Snaps To Go .

MAY 22, 2018. Summer money’s happy, and hotter. It’s buttery and slippery and cheap. It spends like tax refunds.
Ask any perspiring parent parked in line at Universal Studios, Orlando. Who backs out after a death quest to the ticket window? Surrounded by a hopping gaggle of expectant family members, you’ll pay. Heat you up, and you’ll pay. Cash works better at times, if you can carry enough.
Summer’s unique. Makes sense. It’s a heady mix of light, warmth, and fun. Soon you will face that seasonal vortex of fun. Bam. That’s summer thinking–and summer money. 11 econ snaps to go. With this constellation of large-picture econ snaps you’ll know precisely where you stand all summer long. The fed funds rate will go up again in June. Thongs please.

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