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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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, 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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EDITOR'S DESK, EDITORIAL, INVESTING, MONEY

Avoid That Ghastly Green Glow. That’s Full-Service Retail. But Don’t Stay There. Retail Vultures Prefer Clueless And Scared.

JANUARY 22, 2018. Spectacular wonder and goodness a wait you when you believe in yourself. Believing in yourself to make your money moves means learning the ropes, and lassos. Retail can be tricky. But not once you learn it’s a game, one having nothing to do with investing. StockJaw is showing you the way around all that.

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