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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CULTURE, EDITOR'S DESK, EDITORIAL, MONEY, THINKING NOW

Money Looks. There It Is Again.

JUNE 4, 2018. Wealth forms the axle around which the world turns. The development of civilization is marked by developments in wealth and expressions of said. Wealth created currency so it could move freely. Now it moves digitally and invisibly, in seconds.
Money is a product of culture. How many forms and faces has money shown us? Culture is the context within which we view, color, and understand money. But do we? Prison or path to freedom? Is it up to you?

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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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CULTURE, EDITOR'S DESK, EDITORIAL, GREEDY CREEP, INVESTING, THINKING NOW

Informed Independent People Are Nobody’s Fool. Join Us. That’s Why We’re Here. They Warned Us Not To Tell.

MAY 14, 2018. Investing is hared work not magic. Unfortunately, the ranks of professional managed money are riddled with nonsense and fees paid for said. Great financial professionals exist. Yet, most are locked into a conflict of interest.
If money “doesn’t really matter,” why does everyone want yours? Trust is not a substitute for knowledge. Besides, if you have to actually pay someone to help you, how much is their assistance truly worth? And in the end, when they’re wrong, who pays? Right. Pay up front and again on the backside.
When things go right or wrong for your money, it’s on you. It’s your money, and your choice, if you allowed someone else to do your driving. That’s why we’re here. The bottom line is, again, it’s your money, and ours. That’s why we run it ourselves. You can too. We’re sharing our every step with you, as we go. Together we can do this. That’s a fact. Join Us.

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CULTURE, EDITORIAL, MARKETS/ECONOMY, THE AMERICAN DREAM

Our Man in San Juan. Big Sun. Big Debt.

MAY 6, 2018. Cubicals across the contiguous U.S. sport snaps of dreamy Caribbean beaches. Heaven exists. Escape to the islands right? Day dreaming. Yet Puerto Rico is not Heaven, even to those who love it deeply.
A “protectorate” or “territory?” Doesn’t matter. No transformative aide to the island will be forthcoming anytime soon. The FEMA work’s pretty much done, even though life now looks nothing like before. Nor will it soon.
Blaming is never an answer. However, responsibility will be required, if the people want anything like their old lives back.

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