Wall Street’s Inflation Fetish, Serfs Of Lordstown & Instagram Goes IRL

Wall Street’s Inflation Fetish It’s Wednesday, my dudes! We are halfway through the trading week, with very little from Wall Street to show for it. In fact, the S&P 500, the Dow and the Nasdaq have all gone basically nowhere since the beginning of May. If you ask around among the talking heads on Wall Street, the reason they’ll give you for stagnating stock market growth is inflation. You know … that thing that makes things more expensive? You mean a lack of supply and a glut of demand? No, silly. That would make too much sense after coming out[…]

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The Boredom Markets Hypothesis

Incomparable Bloomberg columnist Matt Levine has a theory called the “Boredom Markets Hypothesis.” It says people will buy stocks when buying stocks is more fun than other fun things. That, Levine says, accounts for the huge burst of retail trading during the height of the COVID-19 lockdowns, when there was little else to do. OK. At the Bauman Letter, we buy stocks to make money. We’d like it to be fun, but that’s not our priority. This is not a Reddit chatroom, after all. But Levine’s idea got me thinking about when and how we make money from stocks …[…]

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The 6 Stages of Financial Freedom – Where you at!?

The post The 6 Stages of Financial Freedom – Where you at!? appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Greetings, friends!  How was your weekend? Got any fun stories to share? My wife and I have been spending weekends at the beach. We’re trying to give our dog some “swim therapy,” which the vet recommended to help regain strength in his back legs. Meanwhile, I’m also trying something called “surf therapy,” which helps me […] The post The 6 Stages of Financial Freedom – Where you at!? appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Powered by WPeMatico

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Net Worth Report #9 “Doctors Orders”

The post Net Worth Report #9 “Doctors Orders” appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. I am an idiot… 🤦‍♂️ I just realized I broke one of the cardinal rules of investing… Earlier this year I transferred $900 into my HSA account. But, I just logged in and realized I never *invested* the money. It’s just been sitting in a cash position. Grrrr. I’m not so much annoyed about the […] The post Net Worth Report #9 “Doctors Orders” appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Powered by WPeMatico

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Happy Blogiversary!

The post Happy Blogiversary! appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Happy Memorial Day, y’all! It’s been 1 full year since I took over blogging here at Budgets Are Sexy. HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! I really appreciate all you lovely people. Thanks for reading, interacting and sharing your stories. It’s been a great year. Wow, time flies. It’s a weird feeling because even though I’ve spent a whole […] The post Happy Blogiversary! appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Powered by WPeMatico

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Raw Land Investing, Bill Gates, and the Stock Market Scaries

The post Raw Land Investing, Bill Gates, and the Stock Market Scaries appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Good morning, wealth builders! How y’all doing today? Ready for a kickass long weekend? I got the following question from a reader and thought it would be good to share with the group… “Is buying raw land a good investment? I heard that Bill Gates is buying up a bunch of rural land and is […] The post Raw Land Investing, Bill Gates, and the Stock Market Scaries appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Powered by WPeMatico

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3 Growth Stocks with Positive Revisions and Surprises

That was an outstanding earnings season with more than 85% of S&P companies beating earnings expectations and over 75% topping revenue forecasts. With most of it now behind us, it’s a good time to revisit the EPS Growth, Revisions and Positive Surprises screen. The end of earnings season highlights the hottest stocks in the market that are enjoying upward momentum RIGHT NOW with a good chance of continuing to outperform moving forward. Below are three names that recently passed this screen by securing a high Zacks Rank with upward earnings estimate revisions and positive surprises. Two of them are some[…]

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Are We Still Waiting For A Market Correction?

Many people have been asking, “when are we going to see this 10% market correction that the talking heads on CNBC and Fox Business have been discussing so often in recent weeks?” The answer is: we’ve already seen a lot of the necessary pullbacks in over-inflated parts of the market. Many investors were concerned about the overly euphoric amount of leveraged buying (primarily driven by a new wave of retail traders/investors) in unprofitable/newly profitable tech stocks, SPACs, and cryptocurrencies. I think it is fair to say that investors and traders have deflated some of the most stretched corners of the[…]

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How to Pay for College Without Loans

The post How to Pay for College Without Loans appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. [Good morning, friends! Today on the blog we’ve got Jason Brown from Margin Matters sharing how to pay for college without loans. After earning his bachelor’s degree and graduating completely debt free, he went back to school 15 years later for a master’s degree and also found ways to graduate with no debt. If you’re […] The post How to Pay for College Without Loans appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. Powered by WPeMatico

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Crush the Next Half of 2021

Paul took to Twitter with a vital message: Our time cometh! Listen. Stocks will never rise or fall in a straight line. That’s so important, we want to say it again. Stocks will NEVER rise or fall in a straight line. BUT your Strong Hands will prevail and that’s how you make the big gains in the stock market. some of you may think that the markets offer stress free returns, or 100% guaranteed results. maybe our marketing makes you believe that. sorry. it’s untrue. the markets swing. they overshoot, they undershoot. still long term, it’s a solid way to[…]

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