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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, 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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FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, MEDIA, STOCKS

ZUCKERBERG–A GENIUS OUT OF TOUCH.

MARCH 27, 2018. Facebook is in trouble. FB looks arrogant, and indifferent to the growing concern over personal privacy. Regardless of market position, disrespecting your users is never wise. No quick end is in sight. Broiling PR, probable hearings, target-seeking pols with an election just over the hill, wow. What did STOCKjAW do? We have an apt song for a BandAid.

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SHAME-FACED. A Quick And Fugly Exit? How About A Court Order With That?

MARCH 23, 2018. How long will it be before Facebook is finger-printed? “Relax your hands. Remove the hoodie string and empty your pockets. Hold the number under your chin and wait for Snap–I mean the snap.”
Everyone knew this day would come; Facebook all grown up, driving, dating, leaking, stone-wallling, and rubber-necking senators busy talking to CNN. The senator from Minnesota is talking, talking sub-committee hearings, and ungodly privacy sins.
Wolf’s lashing questions back out like pulsar X-Rays. FB accounts have been deactivated. Will you stay on?
Investors are being forced to choose. In or out? What are you going to do? We’ve got options, for you, either way. We’ll also tell Ya what we’re doing.

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Nobody Calls This. Nobody Knows.

February 6, 2018. 4:34 AM. On Monday U.S. markets featured fear, algorithm maddness, and the largest intraday drop in history. This after tens of billions of long-idle cash crashed back into the market over the past 7 weeks. Retail investors jumped back in with abandon, just in time to catch a drop they normally hand out market-sickness bags for–just like on airplanes. While clutching our sick-bag yesterday, we bought price-slashed T. A trailing P/E of 8, with a 5.4% dividend. Guess what? Bet that play works. And on deck today?

M o r e selling pressure.
Guess what hordes of those just-back-in investors will do today? We will not be among them. Nor should you. We’re not here to kill our bull. We’ve smelled metallic before.

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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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