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FI Dreaming? – Revive Your Faith – Not The Stockholm Syndrome

FI Dreaming? – Revive Your Faith – Not The Stockholm Syndrome

Don’t try to foster or revive the Stockholm Syndrome in yourself. Getting a financial education may be tough. You’ll alienate Kool-Aid drinkers and irritate phony friends. Wealth confiscation and economic warfare against nationalists, the patriarchy, Libertarians and productive people won’t help you financially (at least not after the victory party’s). No guru at this time is to blame for their readers to be predisposed to willful ignorance and learned helplessness. I would learn from finance and economics textbooks (and videos)…

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Simon Black: Diving Into Netflix Numbers

Simon Black: Diving Into Netflix Numbers

July 18, 2017 Spoleto, Italy Last night Netflix executives announced that a record 104 million people worldwide now subscribe to its service. This number handily beat what analysts were expecting, and the stock SURGED nearly 9% to an all-time high. Netflix is now trading at more than 200 times earnings. Look, I like Netflix. House of Cards is entertaining. But you shouldn’t invest in a business based on its number of customers and quality of content alone. And if you…

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Retirement Portfolio Holdings & Allocation – July 2017

Retirement Portfolio Holdings & Allocation – July 2017

FN – I got back in at a decent price. Fabrinet has high analyst ratings. TRQ – Mining company. HBM – Another miner that mines for lithium. NVTA – Genomics company. High analyst ratings. VEEV – VEEV provides software for medical companies. V – A solid Dow component. VISA and PayPal are set to do business in Europe. TER – Robotics & automation. STM – Semiconductors. SNE – Sony is a player in virtual reality headsets. AMAT – Zacks and…

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4 Investing Ideas for Maximum Profit

4 Investing Ideas for Maximum Profit

1) Buy shares of CLM during a recession or correction. If you reinvest the dividends, calculate how much you could earn over a decade or two. 2) Buy a miner index or a few miners stocks when miners are out of favor. If, say, silver prices shot up, wouldn’t silver miners do well? Picking the right individual silver stocks is very tough. But, you could hire a professional and see what they say. You could research miners and buy a…

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Deciding Whether to Buy and hold a Stock

Deciding Whether to Buy and hold a Stock

(I went through the archives of my MasterMind and found this.) So you have found a company that you may want to buy shares in. You have a hunch that a certain stock is going to go through the roof. That’s great! Congratulations! Let me give you a basic formula for analyzing your stock. This article does not cover everything. But first, be aware you are assuming risk. Be advised you can lose money in a stock investment no matter…

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Retirement Portfolio Holdings & Allocation – May 2017

Retirement Portfolio Holdings & Allocation – May 2017

TRQ (mining) HBM (mining) XT (exponential technologies ETF) CMG (Chipotle. Value pick.) VEEV (Medical technology. Tied for my biggest holding. This one may take a few years to pan out. If I added new money to my portfolio during a market correction, I’d buy more of this.) PYPL (Paypal) AMAT (Best performing stock in this portfolio. AMAT is an IoT play.) NVTA (Medical technology. NVTA is nearing profitability.) PHG (Medical technology) STM (Semiconductors. A top pick of one newsletter I…

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Retirement Portfolio Holdings & Allocation – January 2017

Retirement Portfolio Holdings & Allocation – January 2017

Roth 401K 55% S&P 500 15% S&P 600 small cap index 15% American Funds AMCAP 15% American Century Mid Cap Value (5* Morningstar rating) Roth IRA AMAT EXPE IEP (I sold half days ago) NVDA (I sold the majority) NVTA SSYS TER UEC (best performing in this portfolio after NVDA and IEP) URA V IRA is 60% of stock holdings. 401K holds 40% of stocks/funds. Watch List TOT STM (#1 pick of a newsletter I read.) FN (Gotta wait and…

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Stocks for the Trump Administration: IEP, ESLT, CX, SBNY, AAPL

Stocks for the Trump Administration: IEP, ESLT, CX, SBNY, AAPL

IEP – Icahn Enterprises Carl Icahn is a billionaire investor. He seems bullish and positive on Trump. CNBC ran an article about Icahn after the election. IEP is up about 20% since the election. IEP sports a 10% dividend. Icahn has a few oil/gas companies in his portfolio. ESLT – Elbit Systems This Israeli defense company could stand to benefit from increased defense spending. See this article from The Street. CX – CEMEX CEMEX makes cement. CX shares are fairly…

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