December 25, 2019. Sending out our best seasonal wishes, and hoping your year has been as good as outs.. Thanks for another year of readership. Our hope is to always bring useful investing insight. Without You, their seems far less point. Thanks from the crew at STOCKjAW.Read more
DECEMBER 8, 2019. Core truths lie deep within baffling complexities. That’s life. The art of living well often means rediscovering such. Amen. That’s now.
The holiday season often functions as a garlanded flashcard. When our crazed lives ease just a breath we again realize why we do it all. Such works with investing as well.
The core truths of stock investing serve us all and will so tomorrow. The sound, fury, and utter nonsense, of the retail investing carnival swirls daily. Yet, these five foundational truths remain., regardless of the market. When you think you’re too clever for these, you’re begging for fugly. Here they are. “5 Points to Portfolio Perfect.”
NOVEMBER 29, 2019. Investing’s bone-simple. Leverage assets over time. A pair of active ingredients are required. An asset and time. Now this sweet little goodie kit’s all tied up in a big bow for you. Nice. All you do is make it pay. That’s why we’re talking about it. Example one.
This bustling holiday season consider Amazon. The site. Besides shopping from home, they’ll give you 2% just for having a heartbeat. (Correction–this original statement is inaccurate. We attempted to track this back down. with Amazon staff. No 2%–our mistake). We did however get a tidy $10 buck kicker just for loading $100 on to an Amazon gift card. And? And bring that together with a card.
Think credit cards. If you sign up for JPM’s “Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Signature” card, they’ll pay you 5% cash back for using everything you buy at Amazon. Amazon offers over 200 million items. Walmart offers 2 million. Yet there’s even more fun with cards. Big fun.
Still thinking cards. Got student debt, a car loan, a mortgage, or interest-bearing credit card debt? Wonderful. You can kill some of that. Or instead, you could create some fall-back liquidity, or even a sparkling new appreciating asset. How about a chunk of 5% dividend-paying stock? And you can do so for nothing but being smart. “From 0 to More. What 0% Means for You.”
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.
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.
JUNE 9, 2018. Anthony Bourdain’s insight, intelligence, and humanity will become an empty spot, untouchable by others. His Spirit and life remain an inspiration. This one hurts.Read more
MARCH 7, 2018. Wild swings have become the norm since 3 February. O.K., well here’s more. Best bet. Begin drinking now, before market open. That way you can stay ahead. Or maybe it will prove to be a big early drop, followed up by lingering. Who really knows? Just steer clear of the red panic “Sell.” Better prices for that later.Read more