Nordic American Tanker CEO Herbjorn Hansson is a Legend

Feb 8, 2016
J. Webster
If only more CEOs on Wall Street were like Herbjorn Hansson, CEO of Nordic American Tanker. Just take a listen to him in the video below. He speaks candidly. He's not borrowing too much money, he cares about the employees on his ships, and he cares about the environment - doesn't want any of his tankers to crash, of course. No wonder the stock went up as he spoke on CNBC. However, what am I missing about the dividend, which seem absurdly high at nearly 15%....? I wish they'd asked Herbjorn Hansson about that.

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Steve Ballmer Talks About Twitter Investment

Feb 6, 2016
J. Webster
What does Steve Ballmer think about his Twitter Investment as the stock continues to sink? When Ballmer bought his 4% stake in Twitter the stock was trading near $30 a share. Now of course it's been cut in almost half, trading close to $15 a share with a big earnings call on February 10th after the market closes. There's a lot of eyes

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If It’s Too Easy It Probably Is

Feb 2, 2016
J. Webster
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In the stock market, if it's too easy it probably is. When buying stocks, if something comes right to you like it's served up on a platter to smash for a home run, then it's probably too easy and too good to be true. Take FitBit, remember when they were the leading free app just after Christmas, and the stock seems like a sure buy? Well, it's only been cut in half since then. Remember when oil couldn't go lower? It went lower and lower. Remember when the Fed was going to raise interest rates and that would be

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The Amazon Chart Everyone’s Talking About…

Feb 2, 2016
J. Webster
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When will Amazon start making money...? Well, Amazon does make money but nearly as much as they should or could or someday will. But will that day come...? Sales for Amazon are going start up on the chart below but the net profits line is nearly flat. Right now, all Amazon cares about is growing in size and getting you products faster and faster with Amazon Prime. I guess the idea is that once they take over every market they'll have a monopoly and then they can start raising prices when everyone else is out of business....is that Jeff Bezos' plan

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Matt Drudge Says Facebook’s Stock Will Crash

Jan 27, 2016
J. Webster
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Facebook just had an amazing quarter, with the stock shooting past $105 a share in the after hours, but Matt Drudge of "The Drudge Report" thinks Facebook's stock will crash hard and it will be "horrific". Drudge usually deletes his tweets so posted the picture of the tweet and the text below. I wonder if Drudge knows that Facebook owns Instagram, WhatsApp and is getting into virtual reality soon via the Oculus VR? "FACEBOOK made $1.62B in profit yet company is worth $275B?! $40 for every human on Earth! Crash will be so horrific"

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Twitter Is One of the Most Revolutionary Companies of the Century

Jan 26, 2016
J. Webster
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CEO Ted Bailey of Dataminr thinks highly of Twitter, despite all the hate that's been poured on the service and the stock. For Bailey, as far as real-time information goes, there's nothing better than Twitter and he thinks all if its problems have been overblown. Here's where he talks about Twitter in an interview with TechCrunch:
TechCrunch: It sounds like you’re very reliant on Twitter. Ted Bailey: Twitter has been incredibly pervasive on the real-time front. There are many companies, many social platforms, that have a lot of interesting information in them— TC: But no one is racing to Facebook to

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Who’s the Guy with the Purple Fur Coat at Davos?

Jan 21, 2016
J. Webster
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So every year at Davos there's someone who just wears that fur hat or coat or jacket that just tops them all....this year it's the Nigerian petrol minister. Even though oil prices might be down at historic levels, it's still making countries rich and, certainly it seems, for those who control the oil. Oh yeah, those are some nice sunglasses he's wearing along with that purple fur coat. His name is Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu. When in Davos you wear the purple fur coat, where else can you get away with it...

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Wall Street Tweet of the Week: Todd Harrison

Jan 14, 2016
J. Webster
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With the sell off in the stock market speeding up, this tweet by Todd Harrison seemed timely and very true. There's no reason to buy more stock on margin when there's no telling when the stock will stop going down. You don't won't to get into a position where you are forced to sell stock. Keep some cash for when the stock market really sells off - there's blood in the streets, as Warren Buffett likes to say. Sure, it might be time to buy some stocks that are extremely beaten down but don't use up all your options, keep

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Here’s the One Year Chart for DWTI

Jan 12, 2016
J. Webster
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What's DWTI? Who's buying it? Oh, DWTI is just short the price of oil with three times leverage. It looks like the ETF was created about three years ago. I wonder who was behind its creation...? I guess they saw something. I guess they were quite smart. Now though, who has the guts to stay short oil three times when it's near $30 a barrel... You doubled your money if you bought DWTI last year. Sort of reminds me of the movie or book The Big Short, where they had to get those credit default swaps created before they could bet

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Recent IPOs Not Looking So Good

Jan 11, 2016
J. Webster
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So there's a host of recent IPOs that aren't looking so good, actually all their stocks are close to going below their IPO price. Let's hope you sold some shares in these companies prior to their collapse if you bought on the IPO. Remember when Twitter's stock was near $70 a share and Shak Shak stock almost to $90? Yeah, crazy. The stocks of Etsy, Fitbit, GoPro, Lending Club, Shak Shak and Twitter have all sunk in recent months. Is it time to buy the stocks or are they going to go lower? Who knows, but I'd have to say some

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