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Somebody’s Cranky. Mixed Voices in a Mad Market.

APRIL, 20, 2019. Few investors can fix a toilet but they do operate from deep within one. Retail investing’s like a toilet, or Vegas. There’s a whole lot of swirling and ugly going down. Absolutely everybody’s invited, but only the sick or savvy stay.
Everyone else will be promptly flushed out the bottom penniless.
The market’s also like a rodeo. The action’s rough with a lot of awesome pro clowns jumping around. Look at Wells Fargo. A ruthless gang of filthy clowns has been running that rig for years. Clowns talk, some on TV, on CNBC. They all wear makeup, so who knows? Let’s sort it out.
All investors need a clown, oops, some help. So which clowns are you listening to? CNBC just turned 30. CNBC’s an entertainment channel built by NBC to sell ads. Investors comprise the target audience. The guest clowns are content, more or less. Either way, some of what they say is good. The rest is utter rubbish or purely irrelevant. Think David Faber speculating on media mergers, or the truly brilliant Jim Cramer for the thirty minutes before kickoff.
We live in a “technical” market now. That’s like a cranky bull with a bad clown fixation. It’s not running, but it’s looking to dart. That means you have to play heads-up and deliberate ball. You can’t dither or toss your money about like before. Strategy’s good now. Mandatory actually. What’s yours? And who’s got your back? We do, for one. Buying low and selling high is the hope. But everyone goes about it in very different ways.
Mostly there are investors and traders. What’s your way? STOCKjAW takes a look at both strategies. We also look at listening to opinion. Somebody’s Cranky. Mixed Voices in a Mad Market.

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Heat, Pressure, Men And The NFL.

FEBRUARY 8, 2019. Vegetables came before diamonds. Then came rot. After that came pressure and heat. Both came after and on top of the vegetative matter. All that got squashed, and no one paid any attention.
Next came TV and tons of people paid attention, and they paid a lot, so they could pay attention some more. Then some people became vegetables. They got some heat and pressure too. Egg heads call that irony. After that came St. Valentine. That last part was from Ireland, where there was far less television and supposedly much more saintliness. Probably not Then a bunch of them came over here.
After all that, and in quick succession came American football, and the NFL, and then Valentine’s Day. So, it seems we’ve got them to thank for that. Diamonds attached to shiny metal came next. They put that on TV too. Soon all that and much more came over TV, after the Superbowl, but before Valentines’ Day. And now we’re all Americans, or not, and that’s how we do it. You’ll see. The 14th’s just around the corner.

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