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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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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The Fed’s Digital Dabbling; Snapchat Augments Reality; The Kansas City Tie-Up

All We Have Is Data In The Wind Welcome to Fed Fridays, Great Ones! Where digital currencies are made up, and the basic appeals of blockchain don’t matter! We’re going to keep things snappy today for … reasons. But we do need to talk about the Fed’s flirtation with digital currencies. And as far as the Fed is concerned, we’re just talking about digital currencies today … not cryptocurrencies exactly. The Fed made that painfully clear yesterday when it announced that it’s still dabbling with the idea of launching a U.S. digital dollar. Powell and the bunch plan to put[…]

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The Crypto Sell-off Is a Buying Opportunity

On May 8, the date Tesla CEO and Dogecoin advocate Elon Musk hosted Saturday Night Live, the total market cap of all cryptos was about $2.5 trillion. Since then, the market has lost over $800 billion in value, and prices continued to plunge on Friday. In today’s Market Insights video, I look at some of the negative headwinds that are facing cryptos — and why the sell-off is a potential buying opportunity. (If you’d prefer to read a transcript, click here.) Regards, Steve Fernandez Research Analyst, Strategic Fortunes Powered by WPeMatico

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Which Renewable Sector Will Be the Big Winner?

Javascript is disabled Javascript is disabled on your browser. Please enable it in order to use this form. Loading Which Renewable Sector Will Be the Big Winner?* The money lies in solar … it has the most potential for widespread acceptance. Wind is where the best opportunities lie. Water is the way to go if you want to make real money in the renewables boom. Brick-and-mortar picks will be the big winners in this space. Submit Your form has been submitted Thank you for taking the survey, we have received your answers. You can view it anytime from this link[…]

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1 ETF + 1 Stock for Battery, EV, New Energy Revolution

We’re shaking things up a bit this week and sending you a couple recommendations from the team for a massive revolution! Batteries, new energy and electric vehicles (EVs) are some of our biggest America 2.0 plays. So, we want you to have the opportunity to up your exposure. We asked the team and they recommended one exchange-traded fund (ETF) that has a basket of great new energy stocks such as Tesla and more. This ETF — ALPS Clean Energy ETF (NYSE: ACES) — gives you a chance to gain exposure to them all at once! Now. If you want to[…]

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Bitcoin Banking for the Masses Is Here

Banking with bitcoin is easy … if you’re among the wealthiest investors. Last month, Morgan Stanley became the first major U.S. bank to let clients invest in bitcoin. Its private bitcoin fund raised $29.4 million in its first two weeks. But here’s the catch: Morgan Stanley’s fund is only available to investors with a net worth of $2 million or more. Megabanks JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs have similar funds in the works, but those will also be aimed at the ultrarich. So, if you’re an everyday investor, your options for buying, selling and holding bitcoin are still limited to[…]

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Nvidia’s Armed & Dangerous, FirstSolar Shines Bright, Peloton’s Pickle

Can’t Buy Me Arm? Nvidia Corp. (Nasdaq: NVDA) would buy you a diamond ring, Great Ones, if it makes you feel all right. It’d get you anything, Great Ones, if it helps investors sleep all right. But the U.K. don’t care too much for money, for money can’t buy Arm Holdings. Can’t buy Arm Hoooldings. Can’t buy Arm Holdings! A little Beatles “Can’t Buy Me Love” for your Monday wake-up call? Don’t mind if I do… So, we all knew Nvidia’s $40 billion Arm Holdings acquisition was a day tripper, but how many of you had “the U.K. goes helter-skelter[…]

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Did Dogecoin Crash the Crypto Markets?

In early February, I told you to avoid Dogecoin (DOGE). Back then, the popular “meme” cryptocurrency that features a logo of a Shiba Inu had rallied 600% after Elon Musk tweeted that: “Dogecoin is the people’s crypto.” Other celebrities such as Snoop Dog, Gene Simmons and one of the Jonas brothers also tweeted their support. Since then, we’ve learned that Musk has much more pull than I do in the crypto markets. The price of DOGE climbed another eight times to $0.45 last week. Legions of TikTok and Instagram influencers joined in the mania, urging their followers to buy into[…]

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