BUSINESS, CREDIT CARDS, 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 Parks and Resorts, Orlando. Who backs out of the Universal Studios ticket window line when surrounded by a hopping gaggle of expectant family members? Heros pay while punks walk. Sufficient heat and you’ll just pay. Cash works, if you can carry enough.
Like we just said, summer money’s unique, and slick in the face of seasonal fun and the heat treatment. But before you go take our 2018 Summer Money Tour. It’s like, well Universal Studios, only econ. It’s for investors–you. With this constellation of metrics you’ll know precisely where you stand all summer long. Thongs please.

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BUSINESS, GREEDY CREEP, MONEY, THE AMERICAN DREAM

$1+$1=$2 Add 40%–We Insist. Got a Mortgage? Roll In Some Heavy Punch.

APRIL 29, 2018. Admit it. You’re emotional. We are too. Being emotional While messing with money. Hum.
Now the markets are acting twitchy. The President has a hard-on for Amazon.
TWTR’s dropping while FB is about to blast higher–fact. Investors live like heat-stressed metro riders jammed into a hopeless madhouse at 100 summer degrees. Hum.
We all need a win–right now. We need something to point to, proving exactly why we work so hard. A quick clear sweet win is mandatory to keep spirits up in challenging times. Momentum matters. Help is at hand.
STOCKjAW’s delivering the Mo in these near shambolic times. Win now, when 1+1=2.8 for you. It’s value vs. cost. Value wins, when you know where to find it.

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BUSINESS, FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, MONEY

Terms Matter–Tone Too. Who Knew? Price. Cost. Value. Risk. Worth.

APRIL 28, 2018. America dangles price-tags from top to bottom. Simple enough. The market has price tags too. But what it says on the tag is probably not what it’s worth.
Each item on the NYSE showroom floor has a price and risks to go with that tag price. Often the two don’t match. The trouble doesn’t end there. Everything with a risk means potential cost, or loss.
Bu then none of that says anything about what it’s worth. Worth can be a bit subjective, at least temporarily. We don’t like confusing price with cost, or price with worth. Do you?
STOCKjAW takes a look. Why not? We need these tool-words every day.

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BUSINESS, CULTURE, EDITORIAL, GREEDY CREEP, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, MEDIA, STOCKS, THE AMERICAN DREAM, THINKING NOW

“420 To CanAmerica.” Half Of US Are Already There.

APRIL 20, 2018. 420 in America is like Earth Day a few years ago. 420 is not a police term for “active marijuana use.” But it did begin in Colorado. The Rockies now almost represent weed liberation, a budding mecca many feel is now creating the path to a sensible and widely beneficial future.
Weed in American has grown up, grown strong, and grown unrecognizable relative to its ancient roots. Cannabis is in fact a plant in human use for thousands of years. And then it came to America–oops, that was an accident.
Southern slave owners had no idea what they were starting when they imported people from Africa and the Caribbean to work their fields. Then they discovered the weed, oops, again. Then came Anslinger, culturally entrenched alcohol, propaganda, a fruitless war that plows on today, and then business. It will be business that finally drags this “Devil Weed” from the clutches of ignorance and shadow. It’s 420 in CanAmerica.

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BUSINESS, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, STOCKS

Hopping And Hoping. Is That Bird Following Facebook? A Fat-Stack For A Bird?

APRIL 11, 2018. While the pope of social media spoke on capitol hill yesterday, the markets soared. We learned later that China sat behind that big move. But FB shares soared as well. Meanwhile TWTR ripped the roof off the NYSE to the tune of 5.4% on 140% of average 5-day volume. Yet a complicated future lies ahead, including Uncle Sam pointing and going regy. TWTR seems on a mission nonetheless, and the earnings beats they continue to stack up look like proof.

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BUSINESS, FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, STOCKS

Who’s Up For A Fight? Bring Camping Gear. This May Take A While.

April 10, 2018. The very real drama of gigantic lawsuits doesn’t all occur in court. AT&T’s play for Time-Warner, and a potentially brighter future, is growing hot. The date and time are set. Are you staying in for the fight?
Meanwhile Harvard dropout mega-billionaire Mark Zuckerberg trolls the halls of congress on a meet and greet redemption tour. And today the Facebook pontif presents the company’s case before a packed congressional subcommittee primed for ranting, and maybe regulating.

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

Jumping For Joy. Your New Wins Now. We’ve Got ‘EM. Sure-Fire Easy.

APRIL 6, 2018. Anyone tired on this lie-detector market? Up and down like some front-loading washing machine. We do not feel any cleaner nor amused. But what can one do?
Troubled times attack our spirits. They rob us of emotional momentum. Little, yet meaningful, wins along the way can make all the difference in both how you feel, and your results.
Have you found a solid dividend play yet? Would you buy a good stock with a 19.5% dividend? Paying credit card debt off is the same. Forget the chaos. That’s a financial win for you every, and any day. Like that? We have more.

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