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The PhilStockWorld.com Weekly Trading Webinar – 01-02-19

For LIVE access on Wednesday afternoons, join us at Phil's Stock World – click here.

Major Topics:

00:01:29 S&P 500
00:08:27 Energy Charts
00:15:33 DJIA
00:17:24 Natural Gas
00:18:45 Coffee
00:29:18 Daily Park Capacity
00:30:30 DIS
00:33:40 TZA
00:36:50 Long Term Portfolio – DIS
00:39:16 Checking on the Marlets
00:42:46 Bad China Data
00:55:52 Cramer Market Manipulation
01:00:39 AAPL
01:24:48 Indexes Charts
01:26:20 Seeking Alpha Market News

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The Phil’s Stock World’s Weekly Trading Webinar – 12-19-18

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Major Topics:

00:01:12 – Checking the Market
00:05:52 – FedEx
00:10:24 – TLRY
00:11:32 – Biomass | Marijuana
00:22:47 – S&P 500
00:24:18 – LTP & STP Review
00:31:47 – Economic Calendar & FED
00:42:04 – Global Economy
00:45:36 – Jersey
00:49:10 – FED raises rates
01:01:48 – Trade Ideas & Updates
01:08:44 – Russel 200
01:10:32 – AAPL
01:12:21 – GIS
01:13:04 – MT
01:14:16 – PZZA
01:14:39 – WBA
01:15:00 – Portfolios & Market Techniques
01:22:00 – AAPL Buyback Calls
01:42:23 – UBM | IBM 
01:44:15 – No TZA Friday & Market Holidays

 

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The PhilStockWorld.com Weekly Trading Webinar – 12-12-18

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Major Topics:

00:00:22 Checking on Indexes Charts
00:12:49 EME
00:17:32 Euro Stocks
00:19:29 NLY
00:25:34 Compound Rate Calculator
00:35:48 Going through watchlist charts
00:42:07 FDX
00:47:00 Long Term Portfolio
00:48:38 Short Term Portfolio – MSFT
00:50:58 CELG

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How Much Do CEOs Of Tech Companies Make Pre-IPO?

Courtesy of Priceonomics

There have been a flurry of IPOs in 2018, many for companies in the Technology sector. Previously, we looked at the compensation of Fortune 100 company CEOs and we were curious to see how these compared to CEO compensation at Tech companies at their IPO.

We looked at companies with an IPO in 2018 and the Executive Compensation data in their S-1 filing. Keep in mind, this is annual compensation (salary plus equity awards that year), not the total amount of equity the CEO or founder might previously have earned (for an analysis of founder equity stakes at IPO, please see this past analysis)

The table below shows CEO compensation at these companies in Fiscal Year 2017, ranked by total compensation.

Dropbox’s Drew Houston is, by a significant margin, the highest paid CEO, with over $110M in compensation in the year. By comparison, the highest paid CEO of the Fortune 100 companies, Jeff Bewkes of Time Warner, made significantly less, at $49M in annual total compensation.

Aaron Skonnard (Pluralsight) and KR Sridhar (Bloom Energy) ranked second and third, respectively. Just under half of the companies had total CEO compensation over $1M.

The base salaries for CEOs here are mostly between $100K to $500K, with the exception of Zscalar and i3 Verticals, whose CEOs are both taking under $25K in total compensation. In fiscal year 2017, Gregory Daily (CEO of i3 Verticals) elected to receive only a nominal salary equal to the employee premiums for health insurance.

Across all these compensation packages, the base salary represents, on average, 42% of total compensation. If we compare this to the distribution for Fortune 100 CEOs (base salary is 8% of total compensation), it’s relatively low. However, we do see there are obvious outliers – Dropbox CEO Drew Houston’s base salary represented only 0.3% of his overall compensation.

Next, we compare the CEO’s compensation to the revenue of the company for the previous fiscal year (FY17).

We can see here there is a slight positive correlation between the CEO’s total compensation and annual revenue (R-squared = 0.33). Dropbox, with the highest…
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Pyramids of Crisis

Courtesy of John Mauldin, Mauldin Economics

In an increasingly divided world, we all share one great desire: self-preservation. Not just humans, either. The survival instinct exists in almost every living thing. Humans simply have greater ability to do something about it.

In fact, we have been doing something about it for many thousands of years. An inverted pyramid of geniuses and giants, modern medicine, nutrition, sanitation, and assorted other innovations has extended our lifespans and helped more of us live to ripe old ages. That’s wonderful… but it’s also a problem many of us still don’t fully understand.

I have mixed feelings myself. At 69, I truly believe I’ll live well past 100 and stay as healthy and independent as I am now. But sometimes I wonder. For instance, in the past few weeks I had a growing adverse reaction to a new (to me) medicine. It made me tired and slowly lowered my blood pressure to a dangerous level. I didn’t recognize it and just thought the years and miles were finally beginning to take their toll. Finally, in consultation with my doctor, we figured out what was going wrong, changed course and the major symptoms improved quickly. But for about a month, I felt much older, almost invalid at times. It was kind of like the Hemingway line, “How do you go bankrupt?” The answer: “Slowly, and then all at once.”

Of course, I’ve helped my elderly parents and others but this poignant experience gave me new awareness of my own age. It also increased my determination not to go gently into that good night. And, to today’s topic, it helped draw my attention to aging and demographics as they relate to my series on debt.

Aside from death, aging brings financial and cultural problems. We are simply not prepared for a world in which old people outnumber the young. But it may be coming, thanks to life extension at the upper end and falling fertility rates below. National pension systems—what we call Social Security in the US but similar elsewhere—are not designed for that combination. They presume a high ratio of working young to retired old citizens. That is no longer happening and is increasingly hard to ignore.

Today I want to review these…
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Phil’s Stock World’s Weekly Trading Webinar – 11-28-18

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Major Topics:

00:02:47 – Checking on the Markets
00:10:13 – AAPL
00:13:35 – IBM (Trade of the Year) 
00:16:58 – Portfolio Review
00:20:20 – Trade Ideas
00:43:00 – Hedges
00:44:00 – PZZA
00:46:55 – FED
00:58:00 – Networking & IBM
01:10:56 – BAC
01:20:00 – PhilStockWorld Watchlist Update
01:44:40 – More Trade Ideas

 

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The PhilStockWorld.com Weekly Trading Webinar – 11-21-18

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Major Topics:

00:01:32 Checking on the Markets
00:22:55 RHT
00:28:02 Post Prohibition Liquor Ads
00:32:49 ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ)
00:39:54 Canopy Growth Corporation
00:42:15 Cronos Group Inc.
00:47:54 Opec Meeting
00:48:50 Pivot Points
00:50:34 XRT
00:56:54 GE
01:08:24 Facebook
01:17:51 MO
01:21:38 BA
01:23:22 AAPL
01:28:20 ROKU
01:34:37 AAPL Trade Ideas
01:40:22 SPY
01:44:29 Donald Trump
01:50:13 LMT

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The failing political strategies

 

Guest author David Brin — scientist, technology consultant, best-selling author, and one of the “World’s Best Futurists” — explores a myriad of topics on his lively and always interesting blog: politics, science, history, science fiction, etc. For more posts by David, visit the CONTRARY BRIN blog. You can also find his books and short stories at his website. ~ Ilene

 

The failing political strategies

Courtesy of David Brin

The New York Times offers a detailed update of the Russian Election Interference Thing. And yes, our "deep state" public servants who won us the Cold War are trying to stymie many of the very same Kremlin masterminds from flipping their defeat back into victory over the West. 

Step one, getting the American right to dismiss our defenders as a "deep state." Study, learn. Be angry that our enemies have taken Washington, which no other hostile power ever accomplished before.

Staring at a tree — ignoring a burning forest  

Alert to you economics/trade nerds!  One of my RASR (Residually Adult-Sane Republican) friends – investment guru John Mauldin – recently cited this short explanation of the Trade War threat by currency expert Taggart Murphy:

“‘Trump is doing everything he can to bring on the end of the days when the US can borrow whatever it wants in whatever amounts it wants. To be sure, there is no recipe book. The dollar is now so entrenched as the world’s money that if your assignment were to bring the curtain down on that—and thus the ability of the US to borrow whatever it wants whenever it wants—it’s not at all clear what you would do.
 
“‘But you’d start by doing everything that Trump is doing—pick fights with all your allies, blow the government deficit wide open at the peak of an economic recovery, abandon any notion of fiscal responsibility, threaten sanctions on anyone and everyone who seeks to honor the deal Obama struck with Iran (thereby almost begging everyone to figure out some way to bypass the US banking system in order to do business), [Which they are openly doing, comments JFM] throw spanners into


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Phil’s Stock World’s Weekly Trading Webinar – 10-31-18

 

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Major Topics:

00:01:56 – Checking on the Markets
00:08:16 – Regular Trading Performance
00:15:51 – Nasdaq & NYNC 
00:17:42 – Knowing How Charts Are Drawn
00:22:09 – Boeing 
00:29:47 – Trading Ideas
00:30:37 – Petroleum Status Report
00:40:27 – Options Check
00:49:32 – MDR
00:57:52 – IBM
01:02:22 – RHT
01:04:21 – Watson Jeopardy
01:15:00 – More Trading Ideas
01:21:30 – Market Techniques
01:32:02 – Futures
01:47:42 – Cannabis Expo Vegas

 

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Phil’s Stock World’s Weekly Trading Webinar – 10-24-18

 

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Major Topics:

00:04:51 – Futures Chart | Checking the Markets
00:11:47 – Trade Ideas
00:21:53 – Bounce Lines
00:26:22 – SQQQ
00:29:42 – Become A PSW Member
00:31:00 – Short Puts
00:41:12 – Money Talk Portfolio Review
01:10:00 – NYCB
01:10:30 – GE
01:15:57 – Petroleum Status Report & SPR
01:18:00 – More Trade Ideas
01:19:54 – FED
01:23:41 – Checking on the Markets
01:36:49 – NASDAQ 

 

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Zero Hedge

NYC's Housing-Market Weakness Spreads From Manhattan To The Outer Boroughs

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Throughout vast swaths of New York City, members of the city's vast middle class work force can barely afford even a modest apartment. Yet for years after the post-crisis housing market recovery began, that reality did little to slow down the rise in home valuations as foreign capital and rock bottom interest rates fueled a buying frenzy, pushing rents ever-higher. But after citywide rents peaked in 2014, the NYC housing market, particularly the most expensive areas o...



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ValueWalk

#1 Performing Global Macro Hedge Fund Sees More Shorts Opportunities Ahead As China Bursts

By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Crescat Global Macro Fund update to investors on 1/19/2019

Crescat Global Macro Fund and Crescat Long/Short fund delivered strong returns for both December and full year 2018 in a difficult market. Based on ...



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Divisive economics

 

Guest author David Brin — scientist, technology consultant, best-selling author and futurist — explores the records of Democrats and Republicans on the US economy in the following post. For David's latest posts, visit the CONTRARY BRIN blog. For his books and short stories, visit his web...



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Kimble Charting Solutions

Stock declines did not break 9-year support, says Joe Friday

Courtesy of Chris Kimble.

We often hear “Stocks take an escalator up and an elevator down!” No doubt stocks did experience a swift decline from the September highs to the Christmas eve lows. Looks like the “elevator” part of the phrase came true as 2018 was coming to an end.

The first part of the “stocks take an escalator up” seems to still be in play as well despite the swift decline of late.

Joe Friday Just The Facts Ma’am- All of these indices hit long-term rising support on Christmas Eve at each (1), where support held and rallies have followed.

If you find long-term perspectives helpf...



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Digital Currencies

Transparency and privacy: Empowering people through blockchain

 

Transparency and privacy: Empowering people through blockchain

Blockchain technologies can empower people by allowing them more control over their user data. Shutterstock

Courtesy of Ajay Kumar Shrestha, University of Saskatchewan

Blockchain has already proven its huge influence on the financial world with its first application in the form of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. It might not be long before its impact is felt everywhere.

Blockchain is a secure chain of digital records that exist on multiple computers simultaneously so no record can be erased or falsified. The...



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Insider Scoop

Cars.com Explores Strategic Alternatives, Analyst Sees Possible Sale Price Around $30 Per Share

Courtesy of Benzinga.

Related 44 Biggest Movers From Yesterday 38 Stocks Moving In Wednesday's Mid-Day Session ...

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Chart School

Weekly Market Recap Jan 13, 2019

Courtesy of Blain.

In last week’s recap we asked:  “Has the Fed solved all the market’s problems in 1 speech?”

Thus far the market says yes!  As Guns n Roses preached – all we need is a little “patience”.  Four up days followed by a nominal down day Friday had the market following it’s normal pattern the past nearly 30 years – jumping whenever the Federal Reserve hints (or essentially says outright) it is here for the markets.   And in case you missed it the prior Friday, Chairman Powell came back out Thursday to reiterate the news – so…so… so… patient!

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reinforced that message Thursday during a discussion at the Economic Club of Washington where he said that the central bank will be “fle...



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Members' Corner

Why Trump Can't Learn

 

Bill Eddy (lawyer, therapist, author) predicted Trump's chaotic presidency based on his high-conflict personality, which was evident years ago. This post, written in 2017, references a prescient article Bill wrote before Trump even became president, 5 Reasons Trump Can’t Learn. ~ Ilene 

Why Trump Can’t Learn

Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore (...



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Biotech

Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences

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Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences

Bacteriophage viruses infecting bacterial cells , Bacterial viruses. from www.shutterstock.com

Courtesy of John Bergeron, McGill University

Today, the scientific community is aghast at the prospect of gene editing to create “designer” humans. Gene editing may be of greater consequence than climate change, or even the consequences of unleashing the energy of the atom.

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Mapping The Market

Trump: "I Won't Be Here" When It Blows Up

By Jean-Luc

Maybe we should simply try him for treason right now:

Trump on Coming Debt Crisis: ‘I Won’t Be Here’ When It Blows Up

The president thinks the balancing of the nation’s books is going to, ultimately, be a future president’s problem.

By Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan Markay, Daily Beast

The friction came to a head in early 2017 when senior officials offered Trump charts and graphics laying out the numbers and showing a “hockey stick” spike in the nationa...



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OpTrader

Swing trading portfolio - week of September 11th, 2017

Reminder: OpTrader is available to chat with Members, comments are found below each post.

 

This post is for all our live virtual trade ideas and daily comments. Please click on "comments" below to follow our live discussion. All of our current  trades are listed in the spreadsheet below, with entry price (1/2 in and All in), and exit prices (1/3 out, 2/3 out, and All out).

We also indicate our stop, which is most of the time the "5 day moving average". All trades, unless indicated, are front-month ATM options. 

Please feel free to participate in the discussion and ask any questions you might have about this virtual portfolio, by clicking on the "comments" link right below.

To learn more about the swing trading virtual portfolio (strategy, performance, FAQ, etc.), please click here ...



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