BUSINESS, CREDIT CARDS, CULTURE, EDITOR'S DESK, FUNDAMENTALS, MONEY

Here Comes The Good Stuff. 4K More Than Before.

FEBRUARY 16, 2019. Habits create your reality. That tidal power is always at play. What do yours say? Do they pay? They can.
Find your way into your own pay line. Be there every time. No hand of heaven will reach down to slip you in. It’s on you–always has been. It’s your money, unless you deal it out. There’s no secret here, only choice. This one you can definitely do, now. It will dramatically transform your life. We live in a different world now. And so can you. Here’s what our new world looks like, and how to get there.

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BUSINESS, CULTURE, EDITOR'S DESK, MEDIA, MONEY, THE AMERICAN DREAM, THINKING NOW

Peyton’s ProFlowers? Done Gone Pro–Again.

FEBRUARY 10, 2019. Peyton Manning is a–well, everybody knows who Peyton is. But did you catch his TV spot? So there we were watching the play-offs or whatever and bam–flowers. Peyton had gone pro–again. With what team?
Peyton went pro a second time with ProFlowers. Huh?
ProFloweers is an e-commerce flower retailer operating out of San Diego. Created back in 1998 by a guy named Jerod Polis, it was later rebranded as Provide Commerce(Nasdaq:PRVD), which in turn became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media. After that and every couple of years beginning in ’08 PRVD rolled up other gifting companies. They send our gourmet foods, fruit baskets, flowers, and the like.
Then in ”14 PRVD was itself purchased by FTD, the company most simply know as another flower delivery service.
Sport lovers love star power. What’s better? Flowers? No. Becoming a hero. You can. We did. How? Easily, and it was smart as–. We ordered–in minutes. Here’s what happened, as seen through our post-delivery email to the company. We’re hoping not to get sued for the screenshots. But then, why would they? We loved the whole experience. Well, except for that one filthy little surprise.

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CULTURE, EDITOR'S DESK, MONEY, Uncategorized

Money Monster. Heat, Pressure, And The NFL.

FEBRUARY 8, 2019. Vegetables came before diamonds. Then came rot. After that came pressure and heat. Both came after and on top of the vegetative matter. All that got squashed, and no one paid any attention.
Next came TV and tons of people paid attention, and they paid a lot, so they could pay attention some more. Then some people became vegetables. They got some heat and pressure too. Egg heads call that irony. After that came St. Valentine. That last part was from Ireland, where there was far less television and supposedly much more saintliness. Probably not Then a bunch of them came over here.
After all that, and in quick succession came American football, and the NFL, and then Valentine’s Day. So, it seems we’ve got them to thank for that. Diamonds attached to shiny metal came next. They put that on TV too. Soon all that and much more came over TV, after the Superbowl, but before Valentines’ Day. And now we’re all Americans, or not, and that’s how we do it. You’ll see. The 14th’s just around the corner.

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

Standing Tough. SJ Portfolio Now

FEBRUARY 3, 2019. Change often comes in a flash. Ask the man who brings pizza to our office. He sports shorts everyday. He came from southern California where snow is unknown and assures us “its’ all good.” That’s when we pay him 50% above pie price and discuss stock picks.
He’s one of the few and only the few who wear shorts year round. Shorts in the snow may be an individual thing, but for sure only the rare individuals own individual stocks when things get tough. That’s like shorts-wearing while strolling the snow around the building ledge. And only the few out of the last group make it pay.
STOCKjAW works around the clock to make it pay. We’re lucky that way and share it all with you joyously. It’s not a secret to sell, as far as we’re concerned. It’s spreading the joy. Stand tough now and you’ll get 50% above pie price. Our picks now.

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BUSINESS, CULTURE, EDITOR'S DESK, MONEY, THE AMERICAN DREAM, THINKING NOW

Money E-Motion. It’s Your Money Monster Screaming.

JANUARY 31, 2019. Emotion surges in a tender kiss and a long ill spike.  Energy.  Never fade that.  This jet age is our collective way.  That’s floodlight energy flung into furious motion.  Some say airports are twice-baked hell.  We love them like life on a shot-clock with few timeouts.  Movement is energy and life.  Airports are pulsing hubs of pressing ferocity, with spikes pouring everywhere. Airports are transitions to the future.  The “hub and spoke” is a market place emblematic of our money lives, with us at the traffic axle.

Atlanta-Hartsfield is big and bristling.  Market players gate pile to be sucked canister vacuum-style up the ramp and shot skyward.  That’s out the window. The wheel turns.  Your money wheel turns too, with you directing.  Where do you send your energy?  Money’s simply energy stored.  What do you have to show for yesterday’s traffic?  Every dollar is an individual you only own once.  We have dollars older than Starbucks.  Their energy is still working for us–around the clock.  Money E-Motion.

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BUSINESS, CULTURE, EDITOR'S DESK, FUNDAMENTALS, MONEY, THE AMERICAN DREAM, THINKING NOW

Greedy Creep. Truth.

JANUARY 28, 2019. Money is a means to an end, not a measure of personal success or value. When others measure by net worth or car driven, they’re on their own bent meaningless ride. Neither was money ever “the root of all evil.” Money is a tool just like electricity. It’s a tool that exists within a cultural context of confusion.
Like electricity, proper respect is required if you hope to benefit. Time matters and doing nothing abut your money will leave you and those you love in serious trouble.
Money is precisely about being able to take care of those you love. That’s love in action. Is there anything more important?

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BUSINESS, CULTURE, EDITOR'S DESK, INVESTING, MONEY, STOCKS, TECHNICALS, THINKING NOW

The Better Than Bond. Payment In Dollars Not Pennies.

JANUARY 21, 2019. Night-dreaming your way through fixed-income brings results similar to automobile crumple zones. Yet mashed returns are common to market tourism particularly for bond fund buyers. Even Batman can’t make bond funds fly. So why try? Alternatives exist.
Popular culture historians will tell you that bond funds were birthed ugly deep below Gotham City. Who knew? Commissioner Gordon flatly refuses to hold bonds–in any form. When we cornered him one night at a Wayne Manor blast he claimed disgustedly to have actually “seen how they were made.” Well, maybe.
Either way, bond funds are in reality stock market vehicles riding on a comfy cushion of fees, and semi-mysterious low-paying paper promises. “Complexity” you say? Well–yes. Complexity leads to confusion and confusion often results in wreckage, except for the Fund Family. They live right next door to Bruce’s place.
Fund business was the foul reality that sent us out, along with the postal service, into the gloom of the Gotham night in search of an alternative. STOCKJAW shows you the goods–bond and bond fund alternatives. All pay more–much more. And with equal safety. See what we uncovered.

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