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01-JANUARY 03-2023

String out-of-hereGood morning.
At a hearing before state senators in Texas, representatives from companies such as BlackRock (BLK) and State Street (STT) admitted that they didn’t act on ESG pledges that they signed on to.
That could be a sign that the environmental, social, and governance movement was never really going to thrive anyway.  Amid a slowing economy, the biggest winners in 2022 were in the energy sector as old-school oil and natural gas companies soared.
If the big money isn’t really interested in green energy technologies, it may be a sign that there’s further weakness ahead for those companies for traders.  And that buying oil stocks on a big dip could be a winner.

Now here’s the rest of the news:

5 Reasons to Buy Gold & Silver in 2023
For those of us who stay up to date on world news and the global financial system, 2022 had no shortage of surprises.  Rising inflation?  Anyone could’ve seen that coming… [Read Here]

Why 2022 Was the Worst Year For Investors
We’re in for a rough start to 2023.  Still-hot inflation, high mortgage rates, and rising personal debt can slow down even the most stable economy.  (Let alone a volatile, teetering and still-frothy economy.)… [Read Here]

January 03, 2022

School of fake newsGood morning.
It’s no secret that traders who follow great investors can perform nearly as well.  While value investors may flock to Warren Buffett, the past year has seen options traders jump into trades made by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.  While disclosures from members of Congress aren’t as timely as corporate insiders, those deciding on trillions of dollars in legislation tend to be a good group of people to follow.  Plus, those disclosures include options trades.
From the latest disclosures, Nancy has been predicting a strong 2022, with the purchase of a number of call options expiring in 2023.  That includes big tech names like Google (GOOG), Micron (MU), Roblox (RBLX) and Salesforce (CRM), as well as The Walt Disney Company (DIS).  Options traders looking for ideas in the year ahead might want to consider following those trades on any dip early in the new year.

Precious Metals Prices
Price at week’s end (change over last week)

Gold … $1,816.56 (0.4%)
Silver … $23.11 (0.7%)
Platinum … $971.25 (-0.9%)
Palladium …$1,996.53 (1.0%)

Now here’s the rest of the news:

Analyst Reveals His Gold Prediction Secrets: It’s All About Oil
It’s well-known that when gold soars, silver invariably follows.  This kind of close correlation could soon be established between gold and another commodity that has been soaring recently: oil… [Read Here]

Why Retiring In 2022 Could Be the Worst Decision of Your Life
Ron Surz is an industry veteran with a niche focus on baby boomers.  Surz has managed target date funds for 401(k) plans since 2008.  He recently issued a warning about… [Read Here]

January 03, 2021

Only one Darren Hardy Recap this week!

“Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have.” —Zig Ziglar

The beauty of Newfoundland and Labrador shine!

Abstract Mountains Background Moody Exploring Newfoundland

Not sure where in Atlantic Canada this picture was taken with the Abstract Mountains Background.

January 03, 2020

Stopping bye my old Co-op workplace, a young fella came up to me to proclaim, “I am working overtime so I can make the payments on my car so that I can go to work. What about you?”

I chuckled, not saying what I was really thinking … that I was pleased he was working, paying taxes, and contributing to my gov’t pension.  I chuckled, yes!  Smiled, and said, “I had retired last year.”

Darren has an experiment for us … a test of sorts.

Remember: For those who are prone to motivation by fear … you cannot fight fear with hope … you can only fight fear with FEAR.  You must find the greater fear in NOT following your suggestion.  To up the fear ante in the alternate choice.  To accept a lesser pain than a promise of pleasure.  😉

January 03, 2019

Sunny Day
Taken just minutes ago out our front door…

Good Afternoon World!

Sunny afternoon in Calgary¹ today… as I look forward to learning all I can in the next 4_days about Social Media.  I am enrolled in an online course which contains 41 modules … set your own pace.  We’ll see… complete one… move on to the next!

My wife is a lot better at keyboard & computer stuff so [Caryl] promises to help organize (adding descriptions and pics) as we prepare to open our virtual garage in our back office.  My book reading is coming along well also!

“Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently.”
Marie Forleo

¹…one of nicest, warmest Winters-on-record!

January 03, 2018


January 03, 2017

Yes!  Slept in this morning, although I did manage to make breakfast for Caryl before she went to work!

Check email … posted a few things on Facebook, and later, checked on my stocks.  I invest online, without a broker.  I do so with a fair amount of know-ledge as I subscribe to several money-magazines & online trading publications and services.  Nice to see the market move, in the right direction … I’ve done well today!

Off to the dentist now, to get my teeth checked, cleaned, and polished…

…back from the dentist, ouch.  Need to brush more frequently and floss better!  All is very well.  Started preparing supper for when Caryl gets home, then I’ll probably return to my home-office for awhile, back to bed early tonight, as I’ve an early start tomorrow!


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