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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CULTURE, EDITOR'S DESK, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY

The Water’s Fine. Is That A Discharge Hatch? Oops.. Being In The Wrong Place Sucks, Or Blows. Bonds And Dams Do Both.

MARCH 2, 2018. As investors our job is to adapt and overcome. Go lights fade to caution. Job One is locating our new leading landmarks. You know those-rates and inflation. Both seem over-hyped. Human error as risk ranks much higher. Squirrelly fellow shareholders also present a much larger temporary risk.
We’re looking always, and relaxing. Accept yesterday, and volatility. Pretend it’s all just a little breeze in the Keys.

Waves call for relaxed balance and patience. How hard is that? Got a better plan? For us all this means market-spotting. Enjoy. Got a better plan? What’s a G Bike? Is that smoke coming from your portfolio?

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CULTURE, EDITORIAL, INVESTING, STOCKS, THINKING NOW

Investor Stress Test. Having Fun Yet?

FEBRUARY 10, 2018. Remember the long-out money that finally came creeping back late last year? Trial by fire, flame-thrower really. New money floated in swarms to market homes, following endless empty years in the wilderness. Our market promptly exploded. One lever-jerk release of pent-up fury. All bore witness. Retail investors wanted some. What about now? Does “horror” capture the welcome received by returners? What now? Are you just in? Thinking about leaving?

This week ripped a gap in most portfolios. We sunk 6.4%. We trimmed , and cut, prior to the crash. We’ve only bought since then. What’d we sell in the run-up? What’s worth buying now? Making faces at the market.

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CULTURE, MEDIA, THE AMERICAN DREAM, THINKING NOW

Are You Rich? So Which Answer You Wanna The Quality Of Your Life Depends On Your Answer.

February 4, 2018. America loves and hates rich and powerful. The last year proved that. Either way, what’s “Rich?” Islands are perfect symbols of “posh.” Private tropical islands with personal airports are emblems of Super Rich. And Fat Henry, Henry VIII, only had fruit in season. Land travel sucked. Forget dental–and he was English. Henry was rich and if you asked him he’d have told you he was sweet FA rich. But really, would you trade with him? O.K. Let’s float that first question again.

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CULTURE, GREEDY CREEP, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY

The Machine’s Fine. Then Why Do We Keep Getting Images Of Warren Buffet And Jeff Bezos? Because You Have It Set On TAROT, Not X-RAY. You’re Looking at Your Future. Come on Doc. Is That Alcohol I Smell?

FEBRUARY 1, 2018. It doesn’t have a “Tarot” setting. The next one will. Warping reality takes power. Successful medicine creates a new reality. Now perhaps it’s healthcare itself that’s about to receive a new reality called non-profit.

Healthcare’s savage and relentless cost climb can be broken–so it seems. Why else would two of the planet’s three richest people state so? And that’s exactly what Buffet, Bezos, and Dimon, have said. Dazzling.

Steering Off-road, the Lions of Winter are going non-profit, and digital. Chops proved. What do you think is going on in the high offices of high healthcare profit today? Like Ian Fleming called it. It’s a lot of tension and “Sour Stress Sweat.” Wait, is that BCBS crying for mommy? Enjoy. We are.

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CULTURE, GREEDY CREEP, MONEY, THINKING NOW

Creation Of A Money Monster. Oops. Someone’s Thinking. Informed And Independent People Are Nobody’s Fool.

JANUARY 23, 2018. The American court of opinion is still out. Are people who seek to create a bit more for themselves and their families greedy monsters? Does calculating make you “calculated?” We don’t claim to understand the greasy paper bag of American Money Confusion. But we do know that not eating all your seeds got us here.

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