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“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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EDITOR'S DESK, FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, STOCKS, TECHNICALS

The Damned And The Indicative

APRIL 18, 2018. Investing tools themselves do not determine share direction. Before the chorus of “duhs” consider that reality. Twitter as a stock remains today in technical trouble. Technicians called a “double top,” that classic of classics bearish sign, and any glance at the chart reveals a MACD heading down the basement stairs.
Yet TWTR’s fundamentals are both strong and strengthening. Therein lies the analytical rub. Two schools of conflicting indicators and one stock. As Facebook rotates in a sweat on the public spit, SNAP struggles to flog its’ widely hated redesign.
Meanwhile, investors straddle some misty middle ground clutching a bag of savagely mixed messages.
Can a baby bird be trusted for another ride higher?
Welcome to the Valley of Social Funked. Here TWTR direction signs point in both directions.

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FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, STOCKS, TECHNICALS

Big Tools. Big Power. Big Saves.

APRIL 17, 2018. The investor tool crib packs more stuff than the Navy Seal weapons shop. Times couldn’t be better–what? That’s right. Never before have everyday investors such as ourselves had immediate access to so much prime research and analysis.
Nonetheless, investors typically inhabit one of three worlds. The industrious efforts to understand equities often leaves many investors in a blind corner. No? Can you tell up from down? We thought we could as well.
Like TWTR here? Keep reading.
Jump in with us as STOCKjAW seizes the Portfolio Power Tool that will change your mind. It changed ours. It will change yours, and save your precious money. What do you have to lose?

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BUSINESS, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, STOCKS

Hopping And Hoping. Is That Bird Following Facebook? A Fat-Stack For A Bird?

APRIL 11, 2018. While the pope of social media spoke on capitol hill yesterday, the markets soared. We learned later that China sat behind that big move. But FB shares soared as well. Meanwhile TWTR ripped the roof off the NYSE to the tune of 5.4% on 140% of average 5-day volume. Yet a complicated future lies ahead, including Uncle Sam pointing and going regy. TWTR seems on a mission nonetheless, and the earnings beats they continue to stack up look like proof.

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BUSINESS, FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, STOCKS

Who’s Up For A Fight? Bring Camping Gear. This May Take A While.

April 10, 2018. The very real drama of gigantic lawsuits doesn’t all occur in court. AT&T’s play for Time-Warner, and a potentially brighter future, is growing hot. The date and time are set. Are you staying in for the fight?
Meanwhile Harvard dropout mega-billionaire Mark Zuckerberg trolls the halls of congress on a meet and greet redemption tour. And today the Facebook pontif presents the company’s case before a packed congressional subcommittee primed for ranting, and maybe regulating.

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EDITOR'S DESK, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, STOCKS, THE AMERICAN DREAM

Can You Hear Me Now?

APRIL 2, 2018. Full-blown mysteries routinely linger inches away, just a breath away. The strange exists just on the opposite side of any wall. No? Ever found out that your upstairs neighbor’s condo is filled with pizza boxes? Did you understand? Right.
That’s a mystery. Ever seen an ice shove eat a house like army ants? That looks a whole lot like this–a thundering bull market tsunamied by trade war fears, Tweets, and a squalling newborn Cold War.
But Lockheed’s here, as they were then. Think Skunk Works. In 1954 Lockheed learned of a new USAF aircraft design contest. Reconnissance requires flying high, beyond the reach of Soviet AK-17s and radar. Without a whisper, Lockheed simply offered a new unsolicited design. That design won, and that aircraft flew higher then anything on Earth.

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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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