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The PhilStockWorld.com Weekly Webinar – 12-04-19

 

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Major Topics:

  • 00:01:39 – Checking on the Market
  • 00:02:53 – 5% Line
  • 00:05:47 – AMZN
  • 00:10:57 – AAPL
  • 00:13:00 – Morgan Stanley
  • 00:16:00 – Walmart
  • 00:22:15 – CLF/DC
  • 00:26:44 – GM
  • 00:31:43 – GE
  • 00:34:48 – STP
  • 00:40:16 – TSLA
  • 00:51:36 – Butterfly Portfolio
  • 00:52:21 – Dividends Portfolio
  • 00:56:07 – Earnings Portfolio
  • 01:09:54 – IMAX
  • 01:13:49 – iRobot
  • 01:18:38 – STP
  • 01:26:07 – Hemp Boca Portfolio
  • 01:31:42 – Money Talk Portfolio
  • 01:34:58 – IBM

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What’s the value of your dog’s life, and why it matters

 

What's the value of your dog's life, and why it matters

Your lovable dog has a value of about $10,000, researchers suggest. Javier Brosch/Shutterstock.comr

Courtesy of Simon F. Haeder, Pennsylvania State University; Deven Carlson, University of Oklahoma, and Joe Ripberger, University of Oklahoma

Americans love their pets, spending more than US$70 billion last year on their beloved companions. This far exceeds the $7 billion spent on legal marijuana, and $32 billion on pizza, just for two examples.

Of the $70 billion, close to $20 billion pays for veterinary care, $16 billion is on supplies and over-the-counter medicines, and $32 billion is for food.

These large sums make it evident that Americans put great value on the lives of their pets. Yet how much value? We set out to find an answer for the pet Americans are particularly fond of: their dogs.

We did so by using an experimental survey design that has been used to establish the value of human lives and many other “priceless” things. Ultimately, we concluded that the value is of the average dog is about $10,000. While some may chuckle at our research, we believe it holds important implications for human medicine, health and well-being.

The path to monetizing Bowser

Starting in the 1920s, the federal government initiated efforts to rationalize its decision-making processes by more systematically accounting for potential costs and benefits of public interventions. While the Flood Control Act of 1936 codified these developments, the Roosevelt administrations sought to expand the range of impacts accounted for in these cost-benefit analyses to shape public policy.

Analysts quickly ran into a daunting problem: How should they incorporate the value of goods and services that are not readily traded in the marketplace into their estimates? The valuation of human life serves as perhaps the most controversial such estimate.

But how do you value the invaluable?

What will people pay?

The work of a housewife complicated economists’ efforts to determine their value. Tancha/Shutterstock.com


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Muddling for Solutions

 

Muddling for Solutions

BY John Mauldin, Thoughts from the Frontline 

This year, I’ve written several times about the 1930s parallels that Ray Dalio and others see with our situation today. The similarities are indeed striking, but there are also important differences. Employment, for one.

Back then, a huge part of the working-age population couldn’t find jobs because there were none to find. Now, the unemployment rate is at record lows. Yet the level of unhappiness is not all that different. Why? How can people have jobs and still be so dissatisfied?

Employment is not a binary condition. Jobs vary qualitatively: wages, benefits, working conditions, security, and more. Further, current conditions include assumptions from the past.

Six+ decades of steadily improving worker conditions have been eroding since the Great Recession. Humans look for easy cause and effect explanations, because we want to blame something or someone when things aren’t the way we want—but it’s not that easy. And it’s particularly difficult when the actual cause is not something we can easily change.

To put it succinctly, if mass unemployment characterized the Great Depression, mass under-employment characterizes today’s economy. Millions don’t earn the wages they need to live comfortably, or they aren’t able to work in the field for which they feel qualified, or they fear losing their jobs, or they’re otherwise discontented.

Should just being “employed” make people/workers happy? On one level, any job is better than no job. But we also derive much of our identities and self-esteem from our work. If you aren’t happy with it, you’re probably not happy generally. Unhappy people can still vote and are often easy marks for shameless politicians to manipulate. Their spending patterns change, too. So it ends up affecting everyone, even those who are happy.

Today we’ll discuss this problem and the importance (and difficulty) of finding solutions. Just for the record, I write about this repeatedly, trying to look at it from different angles because it is


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The PhilStockWorld.com Weekly Trading Webinar – 11-20-19

 

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Major Topics:

00:01:48 Checking the Markets
00:06:30 Seeking Alpha News
00:10:43 Checking on Portfolios
00:12:49 Boarder Indexes
00:22:50 VIX
00:25:38 Portfolio Trade Ideas
00:38:03 SPX
00:47:12 LOW and HD
00:49:58 P/E HD
00:52:18 P/E Netflix
00:57:25 Portfolio Strategies
01:03:29 Macy's
01:07:47 Short-Term Portfolio
01:17:11 Checked back on the Markets

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NY Department of Welfare Announces Increased Subsidies for Primary Dealers, Thank God!

 

NY Department of Welfare Announces Increased Subsidies for Primary Dealers, Thank God!

Courtesy of , Wall Street Examiner

Here’s today’s press release (11/14/19) from the NY Fed verbatim. They’ve announced that they will be making special holiday welfare payments to the Primary Dealers this Christmas season. I have highlighted the relevant text.

The Open Market Trading Desk (the Desk) at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has released the schedule of repurchase agreement (repo) operations for the monthly period from November 15, 2019 through December 12, 2019. In accordance with the most recent FOMC directive, the Desk will continue to offer at least $35 billion in two-week term repo operations twice per week and at least $120 billion in daily overnight repo operations.

The Desk will also offer three additional term repo operations during this calendar period with longer maturities that extend past the end of 2019. These additional operations are intended to help offset the reserve effects of sharp increases in non-reserve liabilities later this year and ensure that the supply of reserves remains ample during the period through year end. They are also intended to mitigate the risk of money market pressures that could adversely affect policy implementation. The Desk will adjust the timing and amounts of repo operations as necessary to maintain an ample supply of reserve balances over time and based on money market conditions, consistent with the directive from the FOMC.

Detailed information on the schedule and parameters of term and overnight repurchase agreement operations are provided on the Repurchase Agreement Operational Details site.

NY Fed Department of Welfare and Mendicant Services

The Fed will offer the dealers AT LEAST $120 Billion per day in overnight repos. It will offer AT LEAST $35 billion in 8, 13-15 day term repo operations. And it will offer a total of AT LEAST $55 Billion in special Christmas Giving Financing, which will almost certainly never need to be paid back.

As I pointed out in an earlier post, the Fed is effectively monetizing the Federal Budget Deficit, dollar for dollar. In addition, it is ensuring that the Dealers can carry their bloated, overstuffed inventory of Treasuries until hell freezes over, and will never,…
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Why telling people with diabetes to use Walmart insulin can be dangerous advice

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Why telling people with diabetes to use Walmart insulin can be dangerous advice

A vial of insulin. Prices for the drug, crucial for those with diabetes, have soared in recent years. Oleksandr Nagaiets/Shutterstock.com

Courtesy of Jeffrey Bennett, Vanderbilt University

About 7.4 million people in the U.S. require manufactured insulin to stay alive. I’m one of them. I’ve lived with Type 1 diabetes for over 15 years and inject two kinds of insulin every day. These insulins are notoriously expensive, and even with health insurance, people with diabetes regularly struggle to make ends meet.

The price of some insulins is now seven times more expensive than it was two decades ago. Studies find that upwards of one in four people with diabetes ration their insulin to stretch prescriptions, putting themselves at risk of dying. As a result, advocacy groups ranging from the American Medical Association to T1International are calling the situation a crisis.

In place of political or corporate action that would make insulin readily available, an unusual social media phenomenon is developing that puts the onus on people with diabetes to stay well. Those with diabetes are being confronted with “alternatives” to high-priced insulin. The most widespread of these appears to be so-called Walmart insulin, an older and much cheaper insulin.

These older insulins have been thrust into the spotlight because of a widely circulated meme on social media that suggests people could manage their disease better if they simply purchased these products. Such insulins cost US$25 a vial and can be obtained without a prescription. However, these insulins do not present a solution to the current health care crisis. Worse, they may put some people’s lives at risk.

I’m a communication scholar who specializes in the rhetoric of health and medicine. My research focuses on how public understandings of diabetes affect political and cultural responses to the disease. I recently published a book-length study about competing conceptions of diabetes “management” and how that term guides our thinking about the disease, which can be seen as easily controlled…
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The PhilStockWorld.com Weekly Webinar – 11-13-19

 

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Major Topics:

  • 00:01:24 – Coco Cay
  • 00:05:08 – Checking on the Markets
  • 00:06:28 – Money Talk Portfolio: IBM
  • 00:07:28 – China Deal and other Current Issues
  • 00:09:40 – SPX
  • 00:14:54 – Trump and Other Current Issues
  • 00:21:52 – Money Talk Portfolio Review
  • 00:31:30 – Aramco
  • 00:38:01 – BBBY
  • 00:39:04 – Trading Techniques
  • 00:44:36 – SKT
  • 00:53:07 – More Trading Techniques
  • 01:04:42 – Cont. Money Talk Portfolio Review
  • 01:07:03 – HBI
  • 01:08:26 – M
  • 01:12:16 – GOLD
  • 01:14:56 – Companies that are Overvalued
  • 01:17:09 – TSLA
  • 01:17:25 – NFLX
  • 01:18:54 – BKNG
  • 01:20:52 – STP

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The PhilStockWorld.com Weekly Webinar – 10-30-19

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Major Topics:

00:02:36 Checking on the Markets
00:05:37 Portfolios
00:14:42 T Trade Ideas
00:23:02 GDP Now
00:33:37 BKNG
00:41:42 MJ
00:46:08 Global X Funds
00:47:57 TSLA
00:55:52 Butterfly Portfolio
00:57:22 ENB
01:02:11 FOMC Statement
01:10:20 Markets
01:17:26 Gasoline
01:21:13 UGA
01:26:15 Macy's Property Holdings
01:46:52 More Trade Ideas
01:52:39 M

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The PhilStockWorld.com Weekly Webinar – 10-23-19

 

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Major Topics:

00:01:34 – Checking on the Markets
00:03:53 – Petroleum Status Report
00:10:51 – Earnings Portfolio
00:11:53 – Trade Techniques
00:15:35 – IRBT
00:22:48 – Chipotle (CMG)
00:26:53 – Continuation: Earnings Portfolio
00:27:31 – TXN
00:32:01 – Most Anticipated Earnings Release as of October 21, 2019
00:36:40 – SNAP
00:43:23 – SIX
00:47:10 – CANE
00:49:38 – MCD
00:52:18 – Blaze Pizza
00:57:55 – CLF
00:58:28 – BA | CAT | WM |
01:01:04 – MSFT
01:02:49 – TSLA
01:04:38 – DOW
01:08:40 – AMZN
01:13:54 – INTC
01:14:11 – LLY
01:13:32 – GILD
01:16:50 – IBM
01:27:16 – CLF
01:28:20 – Earnings Portfolio
01:31:00 – CLF
01:32:54 – LB | Victoria's Secret
01:44:20 – LTP

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The PhilStockWorld.com Weekly Webinar – 10-09-19

 

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Major Topics:

00:01:39 – Checking on the Markets
00:02:28 – Powell
00:06:21 – EIA Report
00:11:30 – VLO
00:22:01 – Natural Gas
00:36:25 – CNBC
00:37:42 – S&P 500
00:45:47 – OIH
00:57:38 – FOMC
01:02:42 – EUR
01:08:23 – Trade Techniques
01:09:44 – STP
01:12:51 – Hemp Boca
01:15:45 – Pot Cafe West Hollywood
01:20:25 – Butterfly Portfolio
01:24:35 – China Trade Meeting

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Zero Hedge

Russia's Only Aircraft Carrier Has Erupted In Flames

Courtesy of ZeroHedge View original post here.

According to TASS News and social media footage, a fire has erupted onboard Russia's only aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, at a naval dock in Murmansk, northwest Russia. The aircraft carrier was undergoing repairs and maintenance when fuel tanks caught fire.

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The British election explained in five key phrases

 

The British election explained in five key phrases

Courtesy of Veronika Koller, Lancaster University

The UK government’s decision to hold its third general election since 2015 is a baffling one to many – including the weary voters who have to take part.

Tensions have been high as the country attempts to resolve the identity crisis first sparked by the Brexit vote in 2016. It’s a complicated moment for the nation and, at times like these, it can help to observe the big issues through the lens of language. The slogans and terms that get thrown around again and again during a campaign can often tell us a lot about the bigger picture. Here are five such slogans that can help explain what’s happening in the UK right now.

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Digital Currencies

Three Men Arrested In NJ For Running Alleged $722 Million Crypto Ponzi Scheme

Courtesy of ZeroHedge View original post here.

Authored by Kollen Post via CoinTelegraph.com,

United States authorities in New Jersey have announced the arrest of three men who are accused of defrauding investors of over $722 million as part of alleged crypto ponzie scheme BitClub Network, per a Dec. 10 announcement from the Dep...



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Kimble Charting Solutions

Is Freeport McMoRan (FCX) Making A Run For the "Gold"?

Courtesy of Chris Kimble

Mining company Freeport McMoRan NYSE: FCX is enjoying the tailwind from a strong year for gold and silver prices. And although Copper prices are down, Copper has been turning up lately.

This has helped Freeport’s stock price recover in 2019 and has FCX testing a key breakout level.

Below is a “weekly” chart of Freeport McMoRan (FCX). The shaded channel outlined by each (1) highlights the longer-term downtrend that FCX has been stuck in.

But this could change on a dime, especially if FCX can breakout above (2). This area represents its re...



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Insider Scoop

Economic Data Scheduled For Wednesday

Courtesy of Benzinga

  • The MBA's index of mortgage application activity for the latest week is schedule for release at 7:00 a.m. ET.
  • The Consumer Price Index for November will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET.
  • The Census Bureau quarterly services survey report for the third quarter is schedule for release at 10:00 a.m. ET.
  • The Atlanta Fed's Business Inflation Expectations survey report for December will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
  • The Energy Information Administration’s weekly report on petroleum inventories in the U.S. is schedule for release at 10:30 a.m. ET.
  • The Federal Open Market Committee will announce its policy decision at 2:00 p.m. ET.
  • The U.S. Treasury budget report for November will be released at 2:00 p.m. ET.
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Lee's Free Thinking

Chart Shows the Fed Ramping Up Not QE - Funding Almost All Treasury Issuance

 

Chart Shows the Fed Ramping Up Not QE – Funding Almost All Treasury Issuance

Courtesy of Lee Adler, Wall Street Examiner 

The Fed is ramping up “Not QE” .

The Fed bought $2.2 billion in notes today in its POMO, “not QE,” operations. Actually $2.15 billion because they sold back a whole $50 million. Must have been a little glitch in the force.

This brings the Fed’s total outright purchases of Treasuries to $170 billion since it started Not QE, on September 17.

It also did $107 billion in gross new repo loans to Primary Dealers to buy Tre...



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Chart School

Silver stock taking the sector higher

Courtesy of Read the Ticker

As the US economy begins to show late cycle characteristics like: GDP slowing, higher inflation, higher wage costs, CEO confidence slump. 
Previous Post: Gold Stocks Review

The big players in the market are looking for the next swing off good value lows. This means more money is finding it way into the gold and silver sector, and it is said gold and silver stocks actually lead the metal prices. The cycle below shows prices are ready to move in the months ahead (older chart re posted).




 

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Members' Corner

Sacha Baron Cohen Uses ADL Speech to Tear Apart Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook

 

Sacha Baron Cohen Uses ADL Speech to Tear Apart Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook

By Matt Wilstein

Excerpt:

Sacha Baron Cohen accepted the International Leadership Award at the Anti-Defamation League’s Never is Now summit on anti-Semitism and hate Thursday. And the comedian and actor used his keynote speech to single out the one Jewish-American who he believes is doing the most to facilitate “hate and violence” in America: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

He began with a joke at the Trump administration’s expense. “Thank you, ADL, for this recognition and your work in fighting racism, hate and bigotry,” Baron Cohen said, according to his prepared...



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The Technical Traders

VIX Warns Of Imminent Market Correction

Courtesy of Technical Traders

The VIX is warning that a market peak may be setting up in the global markets and that investors should be cautious of the extremely low price in the VIX. These extremely low prices in the VIX are typically followed by some type of increased volatility in the markets.

The US Federal Reserve continues to push an easy money policy and has recently begun acquiring more dept allowing a deeper move towards a Quantitative Easing stance. This move, along with investor confidence in the US markets, has prompted early warning signs that the market has reached near extreme levels/peaks. 

Vix Value Drops Before Monthly Expiration

When the VIX falls to levels below 12~13, this typically v...



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Biotech

Why telling people with diabetes to use Walmart insulin can be dangerous advice

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Why telling people with diabetes to use Walmart insulin can be dangerous advice

A vial of insulin. Prices for the drug, crucial for those with diabetes, have soared in recent years. Oleksandr Nagaiets/Shutterstock.com

Courtesy of Jeffrey Bennett, Vanderbilt University

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Mapping The Market

How IPOs Are Priced

Via Jean Luc 

Funny but probably true:

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Free eBook - "My Top Strategies for 2017"

 

 

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Phil has a chapter in a newly-released eBook that we think you’ll enjoy.

In My Top Strategies for 2017, Phil's chapter is Secret Santa’s Inflation Hedges for 2017.

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