Inflation Of My Ire, Apple Sauced & MongoDB’s Mega Mess

Fizz, Fizz, Oh What A Relief It Is? So, Great Ones … how do you spell “relief?” Bank of America apparently spells relief thusly: “S T I M U L U S.” Today, the big American bank’s research investment committee said that the $1.9 trillion in stimulus spending won’t overheat the U.S. economy. It even included a handy-dandy chart to explain where all that money would actually go: On one hand, I have to give Bank of America credit for getting this right — even if it spelled “relief” wrong. Make no mistake, this is a ­relief package — not[…]

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Why Trading the DIA Is Your Best Choice

Good trading ideas are often simple. Despite that reality, many investors believe they need to find complex strategies. Complexity brought about portfolio insurance in the 1980s. This idea led to the October 1987 crash, which is still the largest one-day market decline in history. Markets quickly recovered from that crash, and the lessons were quickly forgotten. There are many historical examples. In the 1600s, instead of simply trading tulips, speculators created futures contracts on tulip bulbs. That invention may have contributed to the first market crash in history. We’ve seen this more recently too. By 2007, some traders thought they[…]

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Staying Paul-sitive, AMC’s Magic Moves & EYES Spy A Winner

Life By The Drop Hello there, my old friend — Wall Street’s calling for the bull market end! We traded outside in the tech gains. With 2021, the market started over again. We’re living a dream — oh, we’re on top. Portfolio’s aching, and Lord, it won’t stop. Great Ones … that’s how it happens living life by the drop. The market’s been crazy lately, and judging by our inbox, some of y’all are feeling more than a little pain. Maybe you’ve felt like Great One Carolyn C. did here last week: I’m somewhat new to investing; however, I do[…]

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Lessons From the Pros: How to Survive Market Volatility

Flash back to one year ago this week: Dow Jones Industrial Average futures plunged more than 2,000 points before Monday’s opening bell. It was the largest intraday free fall in history. A week later, the Dow dropped nearly 3,000 points in one day. Fast forward to today: Rising bond yields and inflation have prompted fears of a market collapse. The Nasdaq 100 Index has already entered correction territory. As before, now is no time to panic. In today’s installment of Your Money Matters, Ted and Clint tell you how to stay smart and tough. They give you specific tips to protect and grow your portfolio as volatility rocks the market once again. Opportunities Amid the Chaos Squeeze the emotion[…]

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Dollar Cost Averaging vs Lump Sum Investing (What to Do With a Pile of Cash)

The post Dollar Cost Averaging vs Lump Sum Investing (What to Do With a Pile of Cash) appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. A friend of mine just admitted to me a big money problem… She has a little over $200,000 in CASH sitting in her checking account! Hot dang! That’s a lot of moolah!!! Some of you might be thinking, “What’s the problem? That’s awesome! I wish I had that much in savings!”…   Well, the problem is, her money isn’t actually invested in anything. It has wicked earning potential, but needs to be moved somewhere so it can take[…]

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Don’t Miss the NEXT Tesla

Timing is everything. When the other guys were betting on Ford, GM and other gas-guzzlers, we were all in on Tesla. And while Tesla’s had a wild ride this year … our readers have made a killing on that stock. Paul is still 100% #BOP (bullish, optimistic, positive) on Tesla. But it’s not the only one. Our electric vehicle (EV) and autonomous vehicle (AV) mega trends are still gearing up to change transportation as we know it. And right now, two rock-solid companies are coming together to compete in the EV/AV game — with all the potential to become a[…]

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Self-Driving Cars Are Here — Your Chance to Profit

You may think that the company with the most advanced self-driving car is Tesla, Google’s Waymo or General Motors’ Cruise. That might be true. However, only one company currently sells semi-autonomous cars … and it isn’t in the U.S. Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (NYSE: HMC) announced its self-driving Honda Legend on Thursday. It’s the first government-certified car to offer level 3 automation, which means the vehicle can fully operate without a driver — although only in certain situations. Honda’s Sensing Elite technology isn’t advanced enough yet to navigate busy city intersections. Instead, it’s designed to take over during[…]

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Net Worth Report #6 – “Half a Dozen!”

The post Net Worth Report #6 – “Half a Dozen!” appeared first on Budgets Are Sexy. My wife and I made a pretty big investment change last month … We withdrew $35,000 from our brokerage account, took another $15,000 in cash, and invested it all into a new real estate project. You’re probably thinking we’ve lost our marbles, since I just wrote a whole saga about how rental properties are weighing me down and why we’re moving AWAY from them … But, this new investment is not another physical house that we have to manage directly — it’s a private[…]

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Reddit’s Rocket, Virgin Territory & Fubar’d Fubo

Reddit’s Roaring Rocket Howdy, Great Ones! Are you ready for another foray into the great wide open? Today, we’re talking “meme” stocks again. Specifically, Rocket Companies (NYSE: RKT), the parent company of Rocket Mortgage, Rocket Loans and Quicken Loans. Now, as we all know, mortgages and loans are terribly exciting — emphasis on the terrible. If you could found a business on watching paint dry or grass grow, it’d be more exciting than investing in the mortgage and loan business. Case in point: RKT went public in September. Despite all the hype surrounding the Rocket Loans app and how easy[…]

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Elon Musk Proved Investors Aren’t Rational

Wall Street firms spend millions of dollars on research. They send analysts to visit companies, who then build complex models estimating sales, costs and profits. These models are the basis of the firms’ price estimates for a company’s stock. This process assumes that prices are based on fundamentals, and that investors are sensible enough to only buy stocks that are fundamentally undervalued. However, the chart below of Signal Advance Inc. (OTC: SIGL) argues against this idea. And it reveals that investors are certainly not rational. SIGL’s Unreasonable Spike in January I don’t know what Signal Advance does. And it’s likely[…]

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