FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, STOCKS, TECHNICALS, THINKING NOW

Big Banks. Testimony Of The Tape.

JULY 20, 2018. Who hasn’t curled a lip behind investors shimmering indifference to big banks?
Yet the carousel of table-leaning bank lovers chimes and rotates. “Well Ken, we really like the banks here.” Why? How many others have been confused by such bubbly fun? Mother of sweating–where’s the performance? Tech is what works–tech.
No real love exits for our big banks, going no where fast. We’ve seen the Youtube vid of shareholders falling instantly to sleep when suddenly exposed to a bank earnings report. On comes the comes the carousel of more money managers broadcasting more bank “attractiveness.”
STOCKjAW takes a look. What’s the bank performance truth, and benchmark reality? The benchmarks and the players all have scores, and the reality stands clear, right here. More pool-party bank summer fun.

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EDITOR'S DESK, EDITORIAL, MARKETS/ECONOMY, MEDIA, THINKING NOW

Trade? NATO? Change Without Disruption? Dream On.

JULY 13, 2018. Beyond politics and a polarized media, the facts defining trade and NATO stand clear, despite media spin. Both are negotiations, not some flossy brunch with the partners. It’s business, national business, and that means upset.
But not to worry. Our European allies dearly love us–like a Sugar Daddy. Besides, fussing is much easier, and cheaper, then reworking insular national budgets. How upset does your daughter get if the funds aren’t there?
World War II ended 73 years ago. The Soviet Union collapsed 27 years ago. Treaties are binding, all round. Abrogations matter. Yet, is the United States really obligated to continue subsidizing the security of nations unwilling to live up to their own treaty commitments? If they don’t care enough to pay, why should we?
In stark violation of WTO rules, and free trade, China subsidizes, dumps, cheats, hacks, and shields, on behalf of its’ industries. Japan’s done so forever. The WTO is AWOL. Successive U.S. presidents have sat on the issue like an egg, and hatched a fat zero. But no, don’t do anything different, like tariffs. More importantly, never be disruptive, or unpredictable. Somebody might get upset. Worse yet, things might actually improve.

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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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FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, MEDIA, STOCKS, TECHNICALS, THINKING NOW

3 SELLS Now. Dump Downers Before They Devour You.

JULY 2, 2018. Your mission is simple. Buy low and sell high. Sell? You actually want me to sell? Do you realize how hard I worked to create this cost basis?
Stock market fervor lives on the buy side. Some myth exists concerning the sell–like it’s just supposed to happen. And it will be right. Wrong.
Knowing sell disciline is one of the hardest skills of all. Who wants to sell at a loss? Who wants to sell their cherished horses? You do. Here are three examples time is proving right.

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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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FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, THINKING NOW

MONEY CHOPS. “Rule Of 72.”

WELCOME TO MONEY CHOPS   We’re looking at the “Rule of 72” and it’s good for you and us and everybody.  This is for all who wants to know how long things take.  Check the “Rule of 72.” And how can you compare apples to oranges in our markets?  Right–convert.  Every earnings report we get […]

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