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

Fugly Fun

NOVEMBER 23, 2018. No need exists to check the judges score cards. Facts often stand clear.
Facts are also fugly at least half of the time. Now is that time. The bull is dead, killed by mouth. Now we know, words do kill.
The fed is a proud club much like the ex-presidents, or NFL team owners. No? Take a quick listen to Stanley Fischer’s recent comments on fed independence.
Poking the fed with a verbal stick brings only backlash, much like attempting to bully the Chinese. Is Powell watching? Or will he prove his “independence” at investor’s expense? And Trump’s trade war? Correct or not the damage is piling up.
Cascading equity prices are how we live now. We witness support levels vanishing daily. Nightmare charts abound and we have the most frightening one right here for you.
Smart voices will tell you that what’s next remains a mystery. Is that new or different? It’s absolutely different from the past nine years. Big money has already repositioned, pushing old school defensive names beyond any viable entry point. Can you really afford to stay in this market? The view from STOCKJAW.

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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, CULTURE, EDITOR'S DESK, GREEDY CREEP, MARKETS/ECONOMY, MONEY, THE AMERICAN DREAM, THINKING NOW

Cord-Cutter. Eclipse Of Power.

JULY 9, 2018. The savvy see the future is now. Streaming is the future and the present. That means lower cable prices to those who act.
Has SVOD clamped-off the power beam of cable? Subscribers have paid like robots ever since cable snapped on the obedience beam. That was forty years ago. But the battlefield looks very different now. Cable’s power crystal is cracking, more deeply by the day.
The calcified Overlords of Light are scrambling. Fewer seats will exist in the near future. They’re also feeling the price push-back, from below.
STOCKjAW digs deeper into this dynamic shift, with a doctor very accustomed to critical thinking. Negotiations on. Here’s how she dramatically transformed her entire experience on the far end of fading cable tyranny. Is she changing cable prices? Yes. She definitely transformed her’s, much lower, and then lower again. Is she happy? Absolutely. 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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