Small business optimism has continued its decline, according to the latest survey. While inflation is coming down, slower spending and economic activity is weighing on firms. In the investment world, this optimism comes with a grain of salt. That’s because the most widely-traded stocks are big businesses, which can handle a downturn better than smaller companies.
But the real issue is one that will impact all companies, whether publicly-traded or private. That’s simply the fact that profit margins are likely to decline. That will weigh on earnings, and for most stocks, likely lead to more downside pressure. Traders should keep an eye on opportunities on the short side, as the factors weighing on stocks remain.
Now here’s the rest of the news:
Tech Industry Implosion Threatens Total Economic Collapse
The tech industry has become one of the central pillars of our economy, and tech stocks led the way up during the stock market boom. But now tech stocks have been crashing and many of our biggest tech industry companies have been… [Read Here]
Biden Caught In Another Lie About The Economy
The personal savings rate is near seventeen-year lows. Credit card debt is at record levels. Millions of prime-age workers have quit the job market, and full-time employment continues to wither. On the other hand, the Biden Administration… [Read Here]
January 12, 2022
The stock market continues to struggle to find its footing this year, as attempts to move higher seem to be thwarted by a number of news items such as rising Covid cases. However, combined with a low death rate (something the news rarely talks about anymore), the latest variant may allow the pandemic to become endemic to those who haven’t yet moved on.
In the meantime, a number of investors are getting bullish following the latest selloff. Of particular note is the renewed interest in Bitcoin, where billionaire Bill Miller states that half his personal portfolio is now in the cryptocurrency, as well as podcaster extraordinaire Joe Rogan who sees it as a source of hope for the future.
While traders may still want to be cautious for the next few weeks on inflation fears, the next longer-term move higher is being set now.
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Goldman Sachs Predicts The Fed’s Next Market-Stopping Move
Goldman Sachs expects the Federal Reserve to move even more aggressively to raise interest rates in 2022 than previously thought. The financial services giant came out with a research note that predicted the Fed will… [Read Here]
What Happened Last Time When The Fed Made These Terrible Mistakes?
Here’s what happened the last time the Fed attempted to shrink its balance and hike rates simultaneously: It was a disaster. Two separate major corrections occurred that year, culminating with a nasty 20% crash into Christmas Eve… [Read Here]
January 12, 2021
In an ideal world, politics and investing would be two circles in a Venn diagram that never touched. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. The latest victim of politics? Social media companies, although the wound is self-inflicted. Starting with Twitter on Friday, the de-platforming of President Donald Trump has occurred with a rapid speed over the weekend including sites such as Instagram and Facebook as well.
For years, social media companies stated that they merely provided a platform, and that any speech on there was simply something outside their control, citing the First Amendment right of users. That is clearly no longer the case. Given the big drop in shares of Twitter following the news, it’s just possible that big tech may have also made a martyr out of Trump, whose term of office is up next Wednesday. The loss of the President and, likely his followers, may impact the earnings of social media companies for years to come… and that may weight on markets.
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Free Markets Beat Central Planning, Even for COVID-19 Tests and Vaccines –John H Cochrane, National Review
Let’s imagine that governments had not prohibited the free market. Private companies would have developed tests quickly and innovated to make them faster, better… [Read Here]
Work Before Rewards. –Tom ‘Big Al’ Schreiter
“Please pay me first, and then I will go to work.” Let’s say that to our bosses & see what happens.
We must remember that in “any marketing”. We have to do the work … first. And what is our work? Getting “yes” decisions, of course. The decision doesn’t have to be big. All we want to know is:
“Do you want to take advantage of what I have to offer, or do you want to keep your life the same?” And this decision is quick.
This is a simple decision for anyone to make.
January 12, 2020
A country cannot reach its potential when so many of its citizens are not reaching theirs.
Are you wasting time? Here’s the top 5:
- Checking email…over…and over.
- Watching TV.
- Not having a to-do list.
- Social media.
But what if we didn’t need more time…what if we just needed to make better use of the time we had?
The truth is that most of us are “leaking” time each day on things that really don’t matter. That’s a nice way of saying that at some point during the day, most people are wasting time.
Let’s work on killing the five most common time vampires sucking this precious resource from us! 😉
Here’s to a better YOU … and now … Today’s DarrenDaily Recap Sunday. A collection of the weeks videos from Darren Hardy. Enjoy!
Describing its beauty!!! Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
A taste of France in our own backyard…
January 12, 2019
Wasn’t yesterday fun?
Okay maybe not … Sure got your reaction, didn’t it?
Today it’s all about fun, excitement and emotion.
See what I meant? Yes, today was Challenge Day #6.
January 12, 2018
January 12, 2017
When downstairs to check the car. The battery charger did its thing, fully charging the battery. Disconnected the unit, closed the hood, put the key in the ignition, and walla … engine started easily, “electronics” reset, no warning messages across the display … we are “good-to-go!”
Took my wife to the LRT station just to make sure, returned home, faced the car out of the driveway [just to make sure] this time … then came inside to enjoy the rest of my day off. Will check the charge later to make sure it is still 100%. I think with the cold weather we have been having that a relay inside the “cold car” was not releasing … keeping the lights on and draining the battery. I’ll test this theory with my mechanic!
Time to check the markets, my email, and my social media accounts. Bye for now.
P.S.: My “Caddy” is not well. It’s acting very strangely … locking doors, popping open the truck, showing zero fuel … then three-quarters full, no heat … then indicating normal temperatures, battery low, then okay, security breach … ALL AT RANDOM … ALL VERY SPORADIC. Yes, my “baby” goes into the shop for a complete check up! CHA CHING!