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Archive for July, 2016

Interest Rate Hike Still Not Expected Any Time Soon

Last week’s jobs report for June was unexpectedly high, leading to record highs for some stocks. While the economic indicator is important in measuring, investors should not bank on it being the sole reason to invest as a bear or bull, for that matter. There are particular sectors that could make for solid investments, including Continue reading →

Why dividend investors are selling and why they will regret it

  A few last months I noticed that dividend growth investors are selling their stocks and they say it is because of valuation. This post was inspired by them and the latest post by my friend Ferdis publishing at his blog DivGro and his latest post. The argument goes that the stock market is too Continue reading →

Rosey Job Numbers Hide Some Disturbing Issues

Stocks surged on Friday after the better-than-expected jobs report came in for the month of May. However, in light of the dismal report released the month before in May, investors may be a little skittish in making sound investment decisions based on these reports. The number of jobs created during the month of June increased Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 06, 2016

TRADING RULES – RULE #2 – Trade often

Trade often means that you are trading as often as possible. You want to be soaked into the market and feel its pulse. You want to be always focused. But how do you do that to trade often and not to break the rule #1 “Stay small? This can be a tricky part. First you Continue reading →

Posted by Martin July 04, 2016

TRADING RULES – RULE #1 – Stay small

It is easy said than done. What is it “stay small”? Stay small refers to opening only as many trades and as big so you stay comfortable with it even when the trade turns against you. You may say that it is obvious but it can be very tempting to break this rule. Let’s say Continue reading →

NASCAR Track Owner Earnings On Tap; Declining Attendance Remains a Headwind

NASCAR Track Owner Earnings On Tap; Declining Attendance Remains a Headwind

The world got the chance to see NASCAR’s Sprint Cup drivers race at Daytona this July 4th weekend. On tomorrow, investors get to see how well the company that operates the renowned Daytona track performed financially over the last quarter. The Daytona track is owned by International Speedway Corp. (NASDAQ: ISCA). It reports its second Continue reading →

Lawsuit Over MasterCard, Visa Fee Settlement Creates Uncertainty

What was thought to be a win for MasterCard (NYSE: MA) and Visa (NYSE: V) over the fees they charge merchants who accept debit and credit cards, is backfiring. An appeals court last week found fault in an antitrust class action settlement reached by the credit card networks, which upends the agreement that had pretty Continue reading →

June 2016 trading, investing, and dividends results

June trading exceeded my expectations in generating income. It didn’t seem like I would make as much money as I did. Also Brexit shook with my account in a scary way, but it remained just that – a scary hysteria. The markets recovered all losses in two days. I learned a good lesson though. In Continue reading →

Less to Stress About Over Big Banks’ Financials

Bank stress tests for 2016 have been completed, with the Federal Reserve Board finding that the nation’s largest banks have capital planning processes and adequate capital in place to survive a financial crisis like that of 2008 that caused the Great Recession. The approvals opened the door for those that passed to be able to Continue reading →