EDITORIAL, GREEDY CREEP, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, MONEY, TECHNICALS

In Is Good. Out Is Good. Too Much Leads To Blindness.

DECEMBER 3, 2018. Powell’s an artist, a fore-runner. Rookie fed chairs aren’t supposed to electrify. Yet Jerome’s a Star now and rates will rotate around him like a constellation of glistening divinity. Who knew? Are we really “not far” from O.K.? Whatever.
Good news. If you’re in or if you’re thin, we’ve got reasons for you to congratulate yourself.
Like a famous German doctor, Powell administered some essential life juice. The moribund equity market sat bolt upright and roared.
But what about you? Wednesday’s rally brought all sectors to life, investors invested party-hat style, and growth looked good. Nice. Again, whatever.
Are you long-term? Did you hit the exit in October? Should you love your way back in now?
Dead cat bounces and relief rallies don’t spell “BUY” to us. We want more before we show our money. Yet, Verizon went on sale yesterday.

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FUNDAMENTALS, GREEDY CREEP, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, TECHNICALS, THINKING NOW

Fabulous Values. Glamorous Prizes. QuikClot Anyone?

NOVEMBER 27, 2018. How cheap is cheap, and how much might that cost you in the end? Buying cheap in a tumbling market may mean “bring QuikClot.” Cheap can be a funky dead money pit. Those are known as “value traps.” We have a prime example, maybe four.
Diversification ranks as the only free lunch and everything else costs. Prices vary but actual “value” varies more. Nature provides in the summer and takes away in the winter. Bulls provide while they run and value calls when they stumble, or are tripped.
Are low price-to-earnings multiples, or flouncy dividends, reasons to buy? STOCKjAw swivels a spotlight on value now.

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EDITOR'S DESK, FUNDAMENTALS, GREEDY CREEP, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY

Valuation Fun With Peg And P/E. “Who’s P/E Again?”

NOVEMBER 25, 2018. Go ahead. Jerk the O-ring on any Chatty money manager. What comes out? “Valuation.” That’s right. What’s it worth now, after the splintering market-wide mud slide.
Obsessions come in every form and some are healthy. We have two, or actually one, with two TRUE faces.
Maybe, possibly, this bull’s not dead. But it’s no longer moving. Wave goodbye.
Those glorious bag-ramming gains of a happy mile-wide market have popped. Think soap bubble. Gains will not tumble forth in twin-fisted flurries. Late has darkened to later. Gains will hide hard, in crumbs and invisible to many. Why?
Nine-year-old bulls do not rage. They amble.
What investors face now is a pure “technical” market. Translation? Only the few will prosper–both companies and investors. But how? Discipline and precision. Wanna win?
Don’t move without knowing. Wanna prosper?
Precisely pin the true current value of your equity candidates, and never over-pay. STOCKjAW shows the way.

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EDITOR'S DESK, FUNDAMENTALS, GREEDY CREEP, INVESTING

SJ Portfolio Performance. A Hoe-Down Of Galactic Goodness

JULY 23, 2018. Seems obvious now. All returns are, in the final analysis, relative. Benchmarks light the way for all. Are you beating them? We are, like a gong.
Relative performance is the measure of success. It’s in the numbers and we have ours. What has STOCKjAW returned year-to-date? And over 12 months? From now on the Sj Portfolio page includes total performance data for every position we own, and for us. Compare our results. Find our winners, all in one place on our streamlined Portfolio Slideshow. No hiding here.
Data for all.

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BUSINESS, CULTURE, EDITOR'S DESK, GREEDY CREEP, MARKETS/ECONOMY, MONEY, THE AMERICAN DREAM, THINKING NOW

Cord-Cutter. Eclipse Of Power.

JULY 9, 2018. The savvy see the future is now. Streaming is the future and the present. That means lower cable prices to those who act.
Has SVOD clamped-off the power beam of cable? Subscribers have paid like robots ever since cable snapped on the obedience beam. That was forty years ago. But the battlefield looks very different now. Cable’s power crystal is cracking, more deeply by the day.
The calcified Overlords of Light are scrambling. Fewer seats will exist in the near future. They’re also feeling the price push-back, from below.
STOCKjAW digs deeper into this dynamic shift, with a doctor very accustomed to critical thinking. Negotiations on. Here’s how she dramatically transformed her entire experience on the far end of fading cable tyranny. Is she changing cable prices? Yes. She definitely transformed her’s, much lower, and then lower again. Is she happy? Absolutely. Here’s how.

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EDITOR'S DESK, FUNDAMENTALS, GREEDY CREEP, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, STOCKS, TECHNICALS

Buy The Banks? How About A Grower? PYPL’s TEC-Ray Analysis.

JUNE 22, 2018. Trade war volatility will wave on. That means today, probably. But then, who knows? Waves bring sales and we’ve snagged three new positions during this disruption. What works, we’ll keep. Here’s one. Paypal.
Daily we see the financial shills recommending big banks. Right. Look at the new financials. Paypal’s not a baby, but an established player. They’re a payment processor at a technical turning point.

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BUSINESS, EDITOR'S DESK, EDITORIAL, GREEDY CREEP, MONEY

Family Picnic. You’re Selling What? Family, Friend, Or Customer? Both?

JUNE 8, 2018. You have friends and family. They have friends…and everyone’s spending money and people talk and eventually business, friends, and family collide. Confusion.
Keeping family ties clear and sweet is hard enough, without injecting business. So why do it? Family. In-laws. Good intentions. Is it wise? Is it “good business?” Once started is it unstoppable? Family. Money. Reality.

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