Finally There’s Some Volatility

Aug 17, 2017
J. Webster
The $VIX is still alive. Just when everyone thought the market would never go down, it finally did and volatility has returned. I bet if you bought the $VIX just when all those articles about how the $VIX was so calm and quiet and it'd been ages since it moved at all, you'd be pretty happy right now. The $VIX shot up around 30% just today. Volatility is back. How many articles have to be written before the bottom is in for something? Is there a number or average? Usually it’s the front page of the paper thing, when the market

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Maria Bartiromo Defends Donald Trump

Aug 16, 2017
J. Webster
After Trump's press conference where he went back again and talked about "both sides" being bad at the white supremacy gathering/march in Virginia where three people were killed...Maria Bartiromo, once beloved in the financial sphere, seemed to show her true colors and who she supports. She takes a shot at the mainstream media too, with her #msm hashtag. I never really understood

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Weight Watchers Has Made Oprah Even Richer

Aug 4, 2017
J. Webster
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Weight Watchers was a very good investment for Oprah Winfrey. When can Oprah sell some shares though or is this a long term investment for her? I mean just how much higher can the stock go? It's up nearly 25% today and has a market capitalization of about 2.5 billion. However, Weight Watcher's stock is no where near it's all time high, which was over $80 back in 2011. So, I guess Oprah is going to just get richer and richer with this investment.

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Calavo Growers Toasts the Avocado

Jun 29, 2017
J. Webster
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The big joke these days is about people spending too much money on avocado toast. But there's a company that's been making a lot of money growing avocados that you could have been investing in the past five years and made a lot of money. I'm sure the growth in not just avocado toast eaters but in companies like Chipotle have also helped Calavo Growers stock keep rising. Nice chart. Do you want guacamole with your burrito or toast...?

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Walmart Hurt By Trump’s Food Stamp Cuts

Jun 29, 2017
J. Webster
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It's widely known that Walmart relies on customers who are on food stamps, so it's a concern now that their profits will take a hit if Trump makes cuts to those who receive food stamp assistance and just so happen to shop at Walmart stores.

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Trump Threatens Amazon Once Again

Jun 28, 2017
J. Webster
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Trump was sitting near Jeff Bezos just the other day at a technology meeting, listening to his thoughts on AI and machine learning, I wonder if Trump had the guts to say this to Bezos then? Don't think so. But this isn't the first time Trump has threaten to go after Bezos and Amazon, he did it during the campaign as well. Instead of attacking Bezos, Trump could be getting his advice on problems like say healthcare or job automation, but Trump's only game is to attack.

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Getting Beat By Patient Moms Who Love Facebook

May 29, 2017
J. Webster
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This paragraph at the end of Howard Lindzon's blog post shouldn't be overlooked - it's not a throwaway paragraph or idea, I think. It's rather important.
The market is a humbling place. You can work millions of hours reading and writing about the markets and be beat by a kid that loves the chips that power his gaming computer (NVidia and AMD) or mom that loves Amazon and Facebook.
Is there a Mom or a millennial just starting out in investing who loves and believes in SnapChat and is willing to hold on to the stock for ten or twenty

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Is “Margin of Safety” the Most Expensive Finance Book?

May 26, 2017
J. Webster
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Apparently, according to some reviews online, you can just read Seth Klarman's book, "Margin of Safety" at a library in a "locked room" if you don't want to spend close to $1,000 on it. It's also said this book is one of the most stolen library books around, since I'm guessing you can then sell it on eBay or Amazon and just pay or not pay the library fine you've incurred from stealing the book - or saying you lost it. The book was written in 1991 though, so many reviewers and investors are saying it too out

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Just $1,000 Invested In Amazon Gets You $500K

May 15, 2017
J. Webster
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The thing with these things, the only if you just invested in Amazon or Apple or Google ten or twenty years ago, is that could you have actually kept the money in the stock market for that long? Could you have had the patience to wait and just leave the money alone..? Could you have been able to watch Amazon's stock rise and sink and then double and just keep going higher and then lower again through the dotcom collapse and the Great Recession, and then higher once again? That's impossibly hard. It's probably the hardest thing about investing, period.

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Tesla Sell Signal…

Apr 24, 2017
J. Webster
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I don't know, yes, this is all in good fun, but is it a bit harsh to say that Amber Heard dating Tesla CEO Elon Musk means Tesla's stock is a sell? Those who've sold Tesla stock in the past or even shorter the stock have suffered or wished they'd believed in Elon Musk and what he's trying to do with his company. I wonder if Musk will saying anything about dating Amber Heard and how it affects his company...don't think so, and seems like you just don't bet against Musk or Tesla. Wonder if we might see Amber

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