Bitcoin, Using it as Money to Buy Stuff

Bitcoin, Using it as Money to Buy Stuff

Bitcoin, Using it as Money to Buy Stuff $BTCUSD, $SQ, $MSFT, $EXPE, $DISH, $ETSY Bitcoin is an investment asset, and it is also ‘Money’. And businesses that accepts Bitcoin payments are becoming closer to the mainstream you than you may think. Most people that I talk to look at cryptocurrencies an investment, a tradable asset, a […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) F1 Budget Tops $570-M

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) F1 Budget Tops $570-M

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) F1 Budget Tops $570-M $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is F1 auto racing’s most famous team and as such has the biggest racing budget. But, in the Maranello outfit’s latest financial statements contain the revelation that its research and development costs are actually reversing. In the past Ferrari’s finances were private. This started to change in […]

James Comey’s Credibility is “Shot”

James Comey’s Credibility is “Shot”

James Comey’s Credibility is “Shot” Thursday, former Arkansas Govenor Mike Huckabee said that fired former FBI Director James Comey’s new book will do “very little” to hurt President Donald Trump. Mr. Comey, who was fired by President Trump last May, is set to release a new book, titled “A Higher Loyalty,” which he says will illuminate […]

Trading: Master Your Emotions or They Will Master You

Trading: Master Your Emotions or They Will Master You

Trading: Master Your Emotions or They Will Master You These day in financial markets dominated by huge data, sophisticated analytical programs and quantitative strategies, concerns about the psychological aspect of trading may seem very strange. But, in reality a clear understanding of trading psychology very important. As it is when people forget to question motivations […]

Japan Proposes Legalization of ICO Fundraising

Japan Proposes Legalization of ICO Fundraising

Japan Proposes Legalization of ICO Fundraising $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Japan has unveiled proposed guidelines for the legalization of raising money in the cryptocurrency space. A government-backed research group has put forward rules that would see ICOs (initial coin offerings) given regulatory definition and approval. An ICO is a means of raising capital by issuing and selling new […]

The Democratic Party is the Party of Jihad

The Democratic Party is the Party of Jihad

The Democratic Party is the Party of Jihad It will be the death of American democracy if the Democrats are successful in overthrowing the government of President Trump The Democratic Party has gone on the offensive and adopted the strategies of Jihad to overthrow the government of President Donald Trump, they have dubbed it “Resistance” […]

NSA Tracking International Bitcoin Activity

NSA Tracking International Bitcoin Activity

NSA Tracking International Bitcoin Activity $BTCUSD The NSA’s Bitcoin-Spying ‘Oakstar’ Project Focused on Counter-Terrorism Conspiracy theorists have long suspected the US government of trying to hobble the growth of a decentralized cryptocurrency market. Now there is a report that suggest that is true. One news outlet is claiming that it has obtained classified documents from whistleblower Edward Snowden, indicating that […]

IMF’s Christine Lagarde Urges Bitcoin Regulation

IMF’s Christine Lagarde Urges Bitcoin Regulation

IMF’s Christine Lagarde Urges Bitcoin Regulation $BCTUSD Regulation of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies must be considered now, Germany’s Bundesbank vice president Claudia Buch told Reuters Sunday, though she does not believe they pose a threat to financial stability. Ms. Buch said that speculation on volatile virtual coins and tokens does not pose a systemic threat […]

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Across the Board

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Across the Board

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrencies Across the Board $BTCUSD Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies are new, alluring and somewhat complex investment assets. People see Bitcoin as currency, an investment and a store of value. Government’s do not agree on what Bitcoin is. The US Internal Revenue sees and treats it as property, The US Securities and Exchange Commission considers […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is What You Have When You Have the Money

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is What You Have When You Have the Money

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is What You Have When You Have the Money $RACE Race track events are regular happenings for performance car manufacturers, and many of them offer racing car services for clients, and others host hospitality days and racing for their clients and club members at big circuits, upping the level of service and brand […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Disagrees with Liberty Media’s New Direction

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Disagrees with Liberty Media’s New Direction

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Disagrees with Liberty Media’s New Direction $RACE FIA’s President Jean Todt prepared to call Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) bluff to leave F1 after Y 2020 At the Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari CEO Sergio Marchionne 2X’d down on his threat to leave Formula 1 by saying the Maranello-based team could race in America instead. “Why not?” he is […]

Bitcoin Exchange Ties-up with Barclay’s for UK Transactions

Bitcoin Exchange Ties-up with Barclay’s for UK Transactions

Bitcoin Exchange Ties-up with Barclay’s for UK Transactions $BTCUSD,$BCS Wednesday, 1 of the biggest Bitcoin exchanges has struck a deal which will allow it to open a bank account with Britain’s Barclays (NYSE:BCS), making it easier for UK customers of the exchange to buy and sell cryptocurrencies, the UK boss of the exchange said in […]

Retail Investors Pouring Money Into Managed Wealth Solutions

Retail Investors Pouring Money Into Managed Wealth Solutions

Retail Investors Pouring Money Into Managed Wealth Solutions $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX), the world’s largest private equity firm, plans to 2X assets under management over the next 5 years, and it wants individual investors to get the action. About 15 to 20% of Blackstone Group LP’s annual fundraising currently comes from retail […]

Ferrari May Lead ‘Break Away’ Series to Rival F1

Ferrari May Lead ‘Break Away’ Series to Rival F1

Ferrari May Lead ‘Break Away’ Series to Rival F1 $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) may just be ready to lead a breakaway series to rival F1, the motorsport’s former boss Bernie Ecclestone, 87 anni, says. Mr. Ecclestone, operating in his role as F1’s chairman emeritus, says Ferrari chief Sergio Marchionne has already staged talks about forming a […]

Bitcoin Investors Know Not to ‘Fight the Tape’

Bitcoin Investors Know Not to ‘Fight the Tape’

Bitcoin Investors Know Not to ‘Fight the Tape’ $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE Just at the start of Y 2018 Bitcoin began trending towards $20,000. Thursday, it marked $10,000 on a bounce after correcting to $7,500. At that mark it was down 65% from its highs. Currently, Bitcoin is trading at: 9,862.84, -170.91, or -1.70%, as of 7:00a GMT, the […]

Arcane Financial Products That Track VIX Questioned

Arcane Financial Products That Track VIX Questioned

Arcane Financial Products That Track VIX Questioned $CBOE, $VXX, $CS, $NMR Wall Street’s most widely followed ‘fear gauge’ of future stock market volatility is being manipulated, causing billions of dollars in losses a year to unwary investors, a law firm representing an “anonymous whistleblower” alleged in a letter to US financial regulators and released Monday. […]

Retail Investors Undeterred by Volatile US Stock Market

Retail Investors Undeterred by Volatile US Stock Market

Retail Investors Undeterred by Volatile US Stock Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Financial advisers across the US say that the volatility in the US stock market has not yet curtailed the appetite by small participants to put money in the stock market. Approximately 52% of Americans own stocks either directly or through a mutual fund, […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Confront Liberty Media on Key Issues

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Confront Liberty Media on Key Issues

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Confront Liberty Media on Key Issues $RACE, $LMCA Liberty Media (NASDAQ:LMCA) is pushing to discuss a fairer distribution of F1’s prize money, thus leading to an battle with Ferrari (NYSE:RACE). Last year, in their 1st season as Formula 1’s new owners, Liberty made it clear that Ferrari’s $100-M annual bonus payout […]

President Trump’s SEC to Ban Frivolous Shareholder Litigation

President Trump’s SEC to Ban Frivolous Shareholder Litigation

President Trump’s SEC to Ban Frivolous Shareholder Litigation In its determination to reverse a 20 year decline in US stock listings, the SEC may soon offer companies an extreme incentive to go public, and that is the ability to bar “aggrieved” shareholders from suing. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in its long history has […]

Become a ‘Master’ Get Happy and Make Money

Become a ‘Master’ Get Happy and Make Money

Become a ‘Master’ Get Happy and Make Money Let’s get started: If you do not have an an active passion, do not worry, Become really good at something, Generously use your skills to help the right people, then You will succeed. In his book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You, Cal Newport dispels the myth dubbed […]

President Trumps Infrastructure Plan Shaping Up

President Trumps Infrastructure Plan Shaping Up

President Trumps Infrastructure Plan Shaping Up Jobs, Jobs, Jobs The Trump Administration is finalizing its long-awaited infrastructure plan, which pushes most of the financing of projects to private investment and state and local taxpayers. President Trump, who spoke of improving US infrastructure during his Y 2016 campaign, may preview the plan in his 30 January […]

Bitcoin’s ‘Hot’ and Coming to Real Estate Market

Bitcoin’s ‘Hot’ and Coming to Real Estate Market

Bitcoin’s ‘Hot’ and Coming to Real Estate Market $BTCUSD Bitcoin fever has hit the US real estate market, especially in Florida, offering foreign investors a way to avoid currency controls at home and US economic sanctions. As of the end of Y 2017, the digital currency was listed as a way to pay for some […]

Why GBIT for 2018?

Why GBIT for 2018?

Why GBIT for 2018? $BTC, $ETH The cryptocurrency world is very similar to the stock market and a black hole in space. It’s getting to the point to where you have to start paying attention to the cryptocurrency market because wealth is being obtained daily with some of the trades being made and more and […]

Bitcoins are Here to Stay, They are Not Tulip Bulbs

Bitcoins are Here to Stay, They are Not Tulip Bulbs

Bitcoins are Here to Stay, They are Not Tulip Bulbs $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE Bitcoin is here to stay, and when supply is limited and demand increases, the price goes up. And when speculators drive the prices up, we can expect a major correction, after the correction, the real value of Bitcoin will be seen. Y […]

President Trump Torpedoed Steve Bannon

President Trump Torpedoed Steve Bannon

President Trump Torpedoed Steve Bannon As I said earlier today in this column, Steve Bannon cannot win in a dust-up with President Trump. Steve Bannon’s Key financial backer, conservative donor Rebekah Mercer, cut ties with him Thursday shortly after she spoke by phone with President Donald Trump. The rebuke from a former close ally of […]

Leaders of US Sanctuary Cities Should Be Charged With Crimes

Leaders of US Sanctuary Cities Should Be Charged With Crimes

Leaders of US Sanctuary Cities Should Be Charged With Crimes The acting director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) says politicians who run sanctuary cities should be charged with crimes. Thomas Homan said in a TV interview Tuesday that the Department of Justice (DOJ) needs to file charges against municipalities that do not cooperate […]

DOJ, Mueller and Rosenstein Under ‘Siege’

DOJ, Mueller and Rosenstein Under ‘Siege’

DOJ, Mueller and Rosenstein Under ‘Siege’ Wednesday, Paul Manafort, the former Trump Campaign Chairman, filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJO, special counsel Robert Mueller, and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Wednesday. The lawsuit alleges that Mr. Mueller’s Russia investigation has extended its scope. He also charges the DOJ broke the law […]

Fine Arts Investing in 2018 and Beyond

Fine Arts Investing in 2018 and Beyond

Fine Arts Investing in 2018 and Beyond $BAC, $SCHW Global managed money, US hedge funds and some of the world’s biggest banks have embraced the predictive properties of machine learning to spot patterns and guide their investment decisions. Could this branch of AI (artificial intelligence) be used to divine the vagaries of the fines arts […]

Strip Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Away

Strip Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Away

Strip Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize Away Here is the whole story in 140 characters if you want to Tweet it: Barack Obama allowed the terror group Hezbollah to sell $200 million in cocaine annually in American cities to facilitate Iran nuclear deal. Multiple DEA agents speaking anonymously to Politico have confirmed that Team Obama spent eight years […]

Democrats Threaten the Security of America

Democrats Threaten the Security of America

Democrats Threaten the Security of America $BA, $BAC, $CMCSA, $T, $WFC Every American should be keenly aware that the success of The Trump Tax Cuts will not be decided by Democrat-leaning polls or highly flawed econometric models that threaten the security of the Republic. The Democrats are now left with the worn out class-warfare mantra about […]

Cryptocurrencies Shaping Future of Business

Cryptocurrencies Shaping Future of Business

Cryptocurrencies Shaping Future of Business $BTCUSD, $CBOE, $CME When it comes to cryptocurrencies, their role is not rising, it has risen. Bitcoin 1st launched in Y 2009, and it was followed 4 years later by its primary competition, Ethereum. These 2 competitors are joined by dozens of other cryptocurrencies to create a comprehensive ecosystem that […]

Bear Market Volatility, 200 Day Count in this Bull Market

Bear Market Volatility, 200 Day Count in this Bull Market

Bear Market Volatility, 200 Day Count in this Bull Market $DIA, $VXX, $GLD Anything I say this week may appear foolish this Friday. Unless something big happens, this is my last article for 2017.  I plan to submit my next for the weekend of January 13-14.  I do not expect my readers will be missing […]

December’s Marijuana Money Outlook

December’s Marijuana Money Outlook

December’s Marijuana Money Outlook $GLDFF, $MPXEF, $MRMD, $GWPH November was a great month for cannabis stocks. The MJIC North American Marijuana Index rose by 41% last month, led mostly by Canadian stocks again. Although the US had its best month all year gaining 27% as companies rally ahead of California’s legalization on 1 January. The Canadian Index […]

Caution Lights Flash as Bitcoin Posts New Record High

Caution Lights Flash as Bitcoin Posts New Record High

Caution Lights Flash as Bitcoin Posts New Record High $BTCUSD, $CBOE, $CME, $DB Friday, Bitcoin marked another all-time high of almost $18,000 on the Bitstamp exchange, up 9% on the day, as caution warnings grew over the risks of investing in the highly volatile and speculative financial instrument. Bitcoin is currently trading at: 17,716.0547, +382.699, or +2.21%, As […]

Red Hot Bitcoin 24/7 Market Exposes Soft ‘Underbelly’

Red Hot Bitcoin 24/7 Market Exposes Soft ‘Underbelly’

Red Hot Bitcoin  24/7 Market Exposes Soft ‘Underbelly’ $BTCUSD ,$CBOE, $CME Bitcoin price: 16,674.0449, -495.961, or -2.89%, as of 5:55a GMT, Market Open. Tuesday, Bitcoin raced to another record high, as 1 of the biggest providers of digital currency wallets, Coinbase, crashed under the weight of traffic, leaving many of its more than 10-M customers unable […]

Analyst says, “Tesla Headed for ‘Brick Wall'”

Analyst says, “Tesla Headed for ‘Brick Wall

Analyst says, “Tesla Headed for ‘Brick Wall’” $TSLA, $F, $VLKAY, $GM Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) biggest asset is its stock price. Tesla “is headed for a brick wall,” analyst/investor Jim Chanos said Wednesday.  “Every Bull market has its poster children,” the President and Founder of hedge fund Kynikos Associates Ltd said at an event in Detroit. “Tesla is one […]

Bitcoin Futures Trading Enters ‘Mainstream’ Finance

Bitcoin Futures Trading Enters ‘Mainstream’ Finance

Bitcoin Futures Trading Enters ‘Mainstream’ Finance $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE Currently Bitcoin is trading at: 15,879.9951, +1,810.98, or +12.87% Trading in Bitcoin futures opens Sunday evening in Chicago, as the 1st major US exchange offers a product pegged to the wildly fluctuating cryptocurrency. The currency has risen more than 1,000% this year, and about 80% in the past […]

Avoid These 3 Major Bitcoin Scams

Avoid These 3 Major Bitcoin Scams

Avoid These 3 Major Bitcoin Scams $BTCUSD Bitcoin is currently trading at: 15,653.4551, -747.459 , or -4.56% Bitcoin is the most popular cryptocurrency available today, recently it has seen a lot of activity. Anything that surges warrants being in the bright lights. In Y 2009 a single Bitcoin cost about $1, and in Y 2013 it was […]

DJIA Post Another Record, Investors See Tax Cuts Ahead

DJIA Post Another Record, Investors See Tax Cuts Ahead

DJIA Post Another Record, Investors See Tax Cuts Ahead $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The DJIA marked aother record high Monday, with banks and retailers surging and tech falling as investors realigned their portfolios in hopes of benefiting from expected corporate tax cuts. The S&P 500 ended with a small loss after hitting an intra-day all-time […]

Global Cryptocurrency Crackdown Driving Search for Safe Havens

Global Cryptocurrency Crackdown Driving Search for Safe Havens

Global Cryptocurrency Crackdown Driving Search for Safe Havens $BTCUSD FLASH: Bitcoin’s price tapping at $10,000 each, currently trading at $9,914.4346, +182.86 or +1.88%. Confronted with national regulators’ scrutiny of digital currency fund-raising, known as ICOs (initial coin offerings), many entrepreneurs are moving businesses to locations neutral or more welcoming to cryptocurrencies and known for low […]

Hong Kong Real Estate Defying Gravity

Hong Kong Real Estate Defying Gravity

Hong Kong Real Estate Defying Gravity $JLL, $HSBC, $JPM Hong Kong’s steaming housing market shows no signs of cooling down anytime soon. Prices in the City have climbed 11% YTD defying skeptics waiting for the bubble to burst and government attempts to rein in the world’s most expensive housing market through a raft of taxes and […]

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Fact: Lower corporate tax rates will lead to more investment projects and thus more aggregate economic activity. When companies, big and small, have more “free cash” at hand, they tend to invest more, and this effect is distinct from any effect of […]

1 Year Into Trump Presidency, Investment Funds Show Strong Growth

1 Year Into Trump Presidency, Investment Funds Show Strong Growth

1 Year Into Trump Presidency, Investment Funds Show Strong Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Assets managed by US-based funds have grown substantially, led by equity funds, since Donald Trump won the US Presidency 1 year ago. Though financial markets have been broadly skeptical about the ability of The Trump Presidency to pass significant political reforms […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Minting Money for Stakeholders

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Minting Money for Stakeholders

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Minting Money for Stakeholders $RACE Ever since its IPO spin off from giant automaker Fiat-Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU) in October 2015, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has printed money for its stakeholders. The company set sales records in Y 2016 and continues to exceed expectations. According to the data Ferrari’s Q-3 earnings for Y 2017 are up 13% to $310-M. […]

Establishment Republicans Are in ‘Full Collapse’

Establishment Republicans Are in ‘Full Collapse’

Establishment Republicans Are in ‘Full Collapse’ Out of Ideas No Guts No Money Steve Bannon made the comments 1 day after Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), an outspoken critic of President Trump and a fixture of the rhino Republican establishment, declared he would not seek re-election. Mr. Bannon, who has been recruiting a slate of conservative […]

Singapore Will Not Regulate Cryptocurrency

Singapore Will Not Regulate Cryptocurrency

Singapore Will Not Regulate Cryptocurrency $BTCUSD Singapore does not plan to regulate cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, but will remain alert to money laundering and other potential risks stemming from their use, the head of the country’s central bank said. “As of now I see no basis for wanting to regulate cryptocurrencies,” Monetary Authority of Singapore […]

President Trump: “I hope ‘Crooked’ Hillary Runs in 2020”

President Trump: “I hope ‘Crooked’ Hillary Runs in 2020”

President Trump: “I hope ‘Crooked’ Hillary Runs in 2020” Monday, US President Donald Trump sent a Tweet referencing Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Presidential candidate he defeated in the Y 2016 Election.  Follow Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump I was recently asked if Crooked Hillary Clinton is going to run in 2020? My answer was, “I hope so!” […]

President Trump Cracks Down on NKorea and Trading Partners

President Trump Cracks Down on NKorea and Trading Partners

President Trump Cracks Down on NKorea and Trading Partners NKorea’s government has been economically isolated but its embassies have been illegally raising money through profit-making ventures for decades to support themselves and send surpluses back home. The story comes as tensions between the US and NKorea continue to rise as Pyongyang builds up its missile […]

Lawsuit Filed to Expose Mueller’s Russia Probe Expenses

Lawsuit Filed to Expose Mueller’s Russia Probe Expenses

Lawsuit Filed to Expose Mueller’s Russia Probe Expenses Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch is suing the Department of Justice (DOJ) to find out how much money is being spent on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. The group wants to know Mueller’s budget for the investigation, any data on reviews of expenditures and documents pertaining […]

The Bull Market in Thoroughbred Horses is Running

The Bull Market in Thoroughbred Horses is Running

The Bull Market in Thoroughbred Horses is Running The Bull Market in leadership stocks and Ferrari sports and racing cars from Enzo’s Golden Era (Ys 1947 – 1972) has now made its way into the world of Thoroughbred horses In the Keeneland auction ring in Lexington, Kentucky, demand was so strong last month for the bluest-blooded young […]

Hackers Stalk Investors on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Hackers Stalk Investors on Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Hackers Stalk Investors on Cryptocurrency Exchanges $BTCUSD Dan Wasyluk discovered the hard way that trading cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin happens in an online Wild West where Sheriffs are largely absent. Wasyluk and his colleagues raised bitcoins for a new tech venture and lodged them in escrow at a company running a cryptocurrency exchange called Moolah. […]

Obama Funded Opposition to Trump with Taxpayers’ Money

Obama Funded Opposition to Trump with Taxpayers’ Money

Obama Funded Opposition to Trump with Taxpayers’ Money $BAC, $C, $JPM One of the most outrageous abuses of the Obama Presidency was a scheme by which fines for corporate misbehavior by the biggest Wall Street banks were channeled into the hands of radical leftist groups that are now vehemently opposing the policies of President Trump. […]

Bitcoin is an Experiment About “The Payday” Not its Potential as Money

Bitcoin is an Experiment About “The Payday” Not its Potential as Money

Bitcoin is an Experiment About “The Payday” Not its Potential as Money $BTCUSD, $IBM Cryptocurrencies are not a store-of-value or a safe-haven for anyone’s money or assets.  In the beginning, Bitcoin was something of a revolution to me. The digital currency represented everything from my rebellious youth. It was a decentralized, denationalized, and digital currency […]

Cryptocurrency Crackdown: Swiss Shut Down ‘Fake’ e-Coin

Cryptocurrency Crackdown: Swiss Shut Down ‘Fake’ e-Coin

Cryptocurrency Crackdown: Swiss Shut Down ‘Fake’ e-Coin Switzerland’s financial watchdog closed down the provider of a fake cryptocurrency and is investigating around 12 other possible fraud cases, in the latest clamp-down on the risks involving virtual money. The move by the FINMA watchdog comes on the heels of Chinese authorities’ ordering Beijing-based cryptocurrency exchanges to […]

Playing the VIX, a Fast Way to Loose Money

Playing the VIX, a Fast Way to Loose Money

Playing the VIX, a Fast Way to Loose Money $VXX, $SPY Warning: Betting against stock-market volatility is a recipe for investment disaster. Trading the benchmark S&P 500 (NYSEArca:SPY) Index and evaluating stocks on an individual basis, and not trying to outsmart the CBOE Volatility Index aka VIX, (NYSEARCA:VXX) a measure of expected stock volatility, aka […]

Napa Valley’s Tier 1 Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Aficionados Gather

Napa Valley’s Tier 1 Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Aficionados Gather

Napa Valley’s Tier 1 Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Aficionados Gather $RACE It is not surprising on any given weekend to see a variety of exotic cars parked along the Main Streets in Calistoga, St. Helena, or Yountville in northern California’s Napa Valley. What is surprising is to see 40 Ferrari Supercars in 1 resort parking lot. The […]

Bitcoin Dives, China Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal

Bitcoin Dives, China Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal

Bitcoin Dives, China Declares Initial Coin Offerings Illegal $BTCUSD Bitcoin dives after the PBOC, China’s central bank, said ICO (initial coin offerings) are illegal and asked that all related fundraising activity to be halted immediately, issuing the strongest regulatory challenge so far to the burgeoning market for digital token sales. Monday,the PBOC on its website […]

Picking the Best Bean to Bar Chocolate for the Money

Picking the Best Bean to Bar Chocolate for the Money

Picking the Best Bean to Bar Chocolate for the Money Of course you have noticed the shelves of chocolate at your the grocer and specialty food shop. Now, craft chocolate, aka, Bean-to-Bar (B-B) chocolate, has found its own niche in the real good food market, and there are more options for chocolate lovers than ever […]

Top Vintage & Classic Cars on Auction at Pebble Beach

Top Vintage & Classic Cars on Auction at Pebble Beach

Top Vintage & Classic Cars on Auction at Pebble Beach $BID, $RACE If you are a true Vintage and Classic Car buff, this may be your year. Official estimates for the Pebble Beach automobile auctions this week have set sales totals at $290-M, that down 14% since Y 2016. It’s the 3rd consecutive decliner since […]

Bitcoin, The Big Picture

Bitcoin, The Big Picture

Bitcoin, The Big Picture $BTCUSD finished at $4410.98 Wednesday. The price of Bitcoin rose Wednesday, following a brief dip below the $4,000 mark, in an apparent run at another record high. On 1 August Bitcoin Cash ,Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash successfully launched. The Big Picture A simple cryptocurrency transaction looks like this, as follows: John wants to send […]

Investors are saying, “Stocks Are Too Expensive”

Investors are saying, “Stocks Are Too Expensive”

Investors are saying, “Stocks Are Too Expensive” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Caution Signals Blinking Many professional investors (46%) saying stock markets are overvalued, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s monthly fund manager poll showed Tuesday. The survey, which polled 202 asset managers with $587-B under management, was carried out between 4-10 August, and showed cash levels […]

China’s Money/Hollywood Tie-up, is it Over?

China’s Money/Hollywood Tie-up, is it Over?

China’s Money/Hollywood Tie-up, is it Over? $VIA, $AMC, $BABA Billions of USDs have been thrown into question as Chinese regulators crack down on overseas investments, Paramount’s, a unit of Viacon (NYSE:VIA), backer skips a payment, and both President Trump and some Democrats have taken a protectionist stance. For almost 5 years, Hollywood has been bolstered […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Needs Lots of Cash to Produce M-3

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Needs Lots of Cash to Produce M-3

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Needs Lots of Cash to Produce M-3 $TSLA  Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is going to the Junk Bond market to borrow another $1.5-B to fund production of its new  Model 3 sedan. The EV (electric vehicle) and clean energy company has raised cash in 4 of the last 5 Quarters, while it continues to struggle […]

The Singapore Turf Club

The Singapore Turf Club

The Singapore Turf Club The History The Singapore Turf Club (STC) was founded in Y 1842 as the Singapore Sporting Club to operate the Serangoon Road Race Course at Farrer Park. Today the only horse-racing club in Singapore and is part of the Malayan Racing Association (MRA), which also regulates the 3 Turf Clubs in […]

Crypto Coin Market is a ‘Time-Bomb’ that is Ticking

Crypto Coin Market is a ‘Time-Bomb’ that is Ticking

Crypto Coin Market is a ‘Time-Bomb’ that is Ticking Entrepreneurs issuing dispensable digital coins to cash in on the hype of Crypto currency are fanning a blockchain assets bubble. Firms have raised $1.3-B this year in digital coin sales, surpassing venture capital funding of blockchain companies and up more than 6X from the total raised […]

The Solid Reasons for Gold in an Investment Portfolio

The Solid Reasons for Gold in an Investment Portfolio

The Solid Reasons for Gold in an Investment Portfolio $GLD,  $SLV,  $ABX,  $EXCFF,  $SLW, $SPY Gold got crushed in The Trump Election rally post election, but a little over 5 months into Y 2017, the yellow metal is up 10.5%—making it one of the best-performing assets of the year so far. While the outlook for the […]

Gold & Silver: Learning Lessons From “Smart Money”

Gold & Silver: Learning Lessons From “Smart Money”

Gold & Silver: Learning Lessons From “Smart Money” $GLD,  $SLV,  $ABX,  $GG,  $EXCFF,  $SLW There are always lessons that to be learned from the “smart money” Unlike regular investors, money managers like Ray Dalio and Stan Druckenmiller are professional investors. They have institutional teams at that dive deep into the nuances and complexities of the […]

Global Investors Rotating, Not Retreating

Global Investors Rotating, Not Retreating

Global Investors Rotating, Not Retreating $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Global equities have recovered rapidly after a dip this month as technology firms sold off, signalling the investors are still confident about the last of the Trump reflation trades, as they take a more discerning approach to stock-picking. Despite that recent stumble, MSCI’s gauge of world stock […]

Leonardo DiCaprio Under Investigation for Alleged Money Laundering

Leonardo DiCaprio Under Investigation for Alleged Money Laundering

Leonardo DiCaprio Under Investigation for Alleged Money Laundering Hollywood star actor Leonardo DiCaprio has turned over an Oscar won by Marlon Brando to US investigators probing alleged money laundering by a state-owned Malaysian investment fund. Mr. DiCaprio has also initiated the return of other, unidentified items that he accepted as gifts for a charity auction […]

Managed Money and Big Investors are Buying ‘FAANG’ Stocks

Managed Money and Big Investors are Buying ‘FAANG’ Stocks

Managed Money and Big Investors are Buying ‘FAANG’ Stocks $AAPL, $FB, $IBM, $QCOM, $GS Managed money and big investors, whose exposure to large-cap tech stocks boosted their returns during Q-1 of this year, are 2X’ing down on their investments even as stocks like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) dip. Fund managers such as T Rowe […]

Managed Money Said Monday, “We are not worried at all about tech”

Managed Money Said Monday, “We are not worried at all about tech”

Managed Money Said Monday, “We are not worried at all about tech” $AAPL, $AMZN, $FB, $GOOGL, $MSFT Selling in the high flying technology sector extended to its 2nd trading day Monday, with the NAS Comp seeing it biggest 2-day loss since September 2016 The tech selling dragged down all 3 major US stock market indexes, […]

Strategist Ignores Tech Dip, Sees 7% S&P 500 Rebound

Strategist Ignores Tech Dip, Sees 7% S&P 500 Rebound

Strategist Ignores Tech Dip, Sees 7% S&P 500 Rebound $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX A respected managed money strategist is not put off by the dip in technology sector and has raised his outlook. RBC Capital strategist Jonathan Golub raised his price target for the S&P 500, citing improving profit growth and “reasonable valuations.” His new […]

Mark Lundeen: Gold and Silver Vs Stocks and Bonds

Mark Lundeen: Gold and Silver Vs Stocks and Bonds

Mark Lundeen: Gold and Silver Vs Stocks and Bonds $GLD, $SLV,$DIA, $GOVT Last  week ended with a new all-time high for the DJIA.  Keep in mind I am still a Big Bear on the stock market, but there’s no need to begin the depression any sooner than is necessary.  Still, I have to be honest […]

The Tech Sector is Hot, People Want Exposure, Money Flows

The Tech Sector is Hot, People Want Exposure, Money Flows

The Tech Sector is Hot, People Want Exposure, Money Flows $QQQ, $SPY, $FB, $AAPL, $AMZN, $NFLX, $GOOG Friday. the top-weighted technology sector (-3.4%) pushed the major averages down Friday afternoon but the S&P 500 show a loss of just 0.1%. Technology shares have led US stocks to record highs and are expected to continue to […]

President Trump’s Immigration Enforcement is a Priority

President Trump’s Immigration Enforcement is a Priority

President Trump’s Immigration Enforcement is a Priority A crackdown on illegal immigration under President Donald Trump is driving some illegal immigrants to stop stealing US taxpayers money, and opt out of the US Food Stamp program because they fear being found our and deported. People who are not legal residents of the US are not […]

Future Uncertain, as Speculators Pour Money into Cannabis Industry

Future Uncertain, as Speculators Pour Money into Cannabis Industry

Future Uncertain, as Speculators Pour Money into Cannabis Industry The adversarial stance of The Trump Administration’s toward cannabis has yellow lights flashing in the growing industry, but speculators’ money continues to pour in. Marijuana focused companies raised more than $731-M between 1 January and 21 April, an almost 7X increase from the same frame last […]

NATO Countries Paying Up after President Trump’s Public Scolding

NATO Countries Paying Up after President Trump’s Public Scolding

NATO Countries Paying Up after President Trump’s Public Scolding President Donald Trump Saturday tweeted that NATO member states have “agreed to step up payments considerably” and that “money is beginning to pour in” after his speech on Thursday scolding the nations’ leaders in Brussels.  Follow Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump Many NATO countries have agreed to […]

US Stock Market Marks Record Highs

US Stock Market Marks Record Highs

US Stock Market Marks Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Big Q: Is the the US stock market rising because too much money is chasing too few opportunities? The Trump Trade, or investing in stocks in hopes that the President’s policies will boost economic growth, is not the main driver of this market, says […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update President Donald Trump has signaled that he and the DOJ will ignore congressional mandates protecting Medical Marijuana states, Florida fails to complete Medical Marijuana implementation legislation. Thursday US AG Jeff Sessions signaled that the DOJ will enforce the laws and seek maximum sentences for drug law violators, The Drug War looks like […]

President Trump Signals: War on Drugs Back on in the USA

President Trump Signals: War on Drugs Back on in the USA

President Trump Signals: War on Drugs Back on in the USA President Donald Trump is signaling that he and the DOJ will ignore congressional mandates protecting Medical Marijuana states, Florida fails to complete Medical Marijuana implementation legislation. Thursday US AG Jeff Sessions signaled that the DOJ will enforce the laws and seek maximum sentences for […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Not Tesla is a Money Making Supercar Maker

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Not Tesla is a Money Making Supercar Maker

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Not Tesla is a Money Making Supercar Maker $RACE, $TSLA, $FCAU Last week Tesla earnings (none) were one of the big stories in the auto industry. As usual, the EV maker made No money, but the “spun” news sent the market, analysts, and Tesla “lovers” into a frenzy, what hype. But another company, Ferrari […]

President Trump Right on Tax Reform, Slashing Regulation & Government Spending

President Trump Right on Tax Reform, Slashing Regulation & Government Spending

President Trump Right on Tax Reform, Slashing Regulation & Government Spending President Donald Trump has the right ideas about cutting taxes, regulation, and government spending. “If we want faster growth, the only recipe that gives you faster growth in the long run is increasing the productivity, the efficiency of your economy: Getting more output from […]

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