Just My Opinion

The world of investing is exciting and challenging. These are my personal observations on financial and investing matters.

15th Anniversary of 9/11 – Still Fresh

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15th Anniversary of 9/11 – Still Fresh

Today marked the 15th Anniversary of the attacks of 9/11. With the media frenzy over the health of Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton taking front stage on Sunday, it seemed that for a lot of people the 15th anniversary was more about her health and less about the events and aftermath of that horrific day. Watching the ceremonies and events on television, the impact of that day is still as fresh as when it happened. The History channel ran a unique perspective on ordinary citizens who…

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Brexit Vote Shows Why I Treat Investing As My Small Business

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Brexit Vote Shows Why I Treat Investing As My Small Business

I think we are in for quite a few days of volatility for sure but I do not think this is like Lehman Brothers collapse which was a big catalyst to the downside for the bear market in 2008. This is different. Imagine in 2008 what would have happened without the Lehman Bankruptcy. These are catalysts. The Brexit Leave vote, I don’t think is the same type of event. This to me is an unraveling of the EU and it is not something that like…

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Twitter Earnings Report Disappoints – Shares Tumble After Hours – Feb 10 2016

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Twitter Earnings Report Disappoints – Shares Tumble After Hours – Feb 10 2016

After hours today (Wednesday Feb 10 2016) Twitter announced earnings that beat estimates but user growth is declining. As well the first quarter outlook is below estimates. The stock is down more than 70% today from its past 52 week high and by tomorrow it appears it will be lower again. The company needs to rethink its model. Management, for whatever reason, seems oblivious to user needs and wants and that is hurting the company, its stock and users. Tomorrow’s Trades My trades setup ahead…

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Trading Impact of North Korea’s Hydrogen Bomb Testing Claim – Quick Comments for Jan 6 2015

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Trading Impact of North Korea’s Hydrogen Bomb Testing Claim – Quick Comments for Jan 6 2015

The news that North Korea claims to have tested a hydrogen bomb sent the stock market futures in the early morning hours lower. I received a number of emails wondering if I felt this would affect the markets adversely and if so by how much. Many wondered if this was the start of a Black Swan Event for stocks. Black Swan Events The world today is full of media outlets and social commentary. As investors it is hard to insulate ourselves from the fear of…

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Happy New Year To Investors For 2016 – Looking Back and Looking Forward

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Happy New Year To Investors For 2016 – Looking Back and Looking Forward

My very best wishes to all investors for a Happy New Year. One of the best aspects of holidays is the chance to reflect on the past and plan for the future. It is the planning that is essential for profitable investing. S&P 500 In 2015 The year started with the S&P opening at 2058.90 and predictions of at least 2300 for the S&P by the end of the year for a gain anywhere from 10% to 12%. Instead the market managed to rise to…

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Stock Down 34% – Trading With A Game Plan Can Provide A Safety Net

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Chipotle Mexican Grill Stock Down 34% – Trading With A Game Plan Can Provide A Safety Net

A lot of investors have been emailing wondering what I think of Chipotle Mexican Grill Stock now that it has fallen dramatically. This stock which trades on New York under the symbol CMG, was devastated by the news of an outbreak of an E. coli strain in a number of their restaurants. Not only did investors dump shares but analysts such as those at JP Morgan downgraded the stock which has continued to add to the decline in the shares. Chipotle Mexican Grill Stock Down…

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Merry Christmas To Investors From FullyInformed.com

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Merry Christmas To Investors From FullyInformed.com

2015 has certainly been a challenging year for all investors from the novice to even the most experienced. With the arrival of Christmas there is just one week left before the start of a new year. At this special time of year, Christmas is a moment when we can take time out from our busy lives to contemplate what is truly important  – loved ones, family and friends. My very best wishes to all investors for a very Merry Christmas. May your holiday be filled…

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Start Your New Year’s Resolutions NOW

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Start Your New Year’s Resolutions NOW

Tomorrow is the first day of December and the final month for 2015. This year saw the S&P open at 2058.90 on January 2. Today the index closed at 2080.41 a move higher of just 21.51 points or 1.04% for the year. It has been the longest sideways year in the history of the index. December also marks one of the best months for stocks and I am not expecting to be disappointed this December. For the S&P it is the number 1 month and…

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Warm Wishes For A Blessed And Happy Thanksgiving

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Warm Wishes For A Blessed And Happy Thanksgiving

The events in Paris this month and the loss of so many innocent lives gives us all pause on this Thanksgiving Weekend. As families and friends gather around the dinner table and enjoy moments of laughter, banter and delicious food, it is a moment in our busy world when we can stop for a brief few minutes and reflect on how full and rich our lives are. I am Canadian as most investors know, but I have countless friends and family in the United States…

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What The Downing Of A Russian Jet Fighter Tells Investors – Quick Comments Before The Markets Open Nov 25 2015

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What The Downing Of A Russian Jet Fighter Tells Investors – Quick Comments Before The Markets Open Nov 25 2015

Historically the period from mid-November to the end of December has been kind to stocks. If we throw in January, stocks have been up since 1950 almost every year except for primarily the bear markets of 2002 and 2008. The year 2002  was the worst while the 2008 bear period which you can see in the chart below, was not. In fact from mid-November to the end of December the market ended fairly flat. Bear S&P Chart 2008 – Mid-November to Jan 31 vive la…

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Why Doomsayers Are Never Right – Quick Comments On Today’s Plunge – Nov 12 2015

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Why Doomsayers Are Never Right – Quick Comments On Today’s Plunge – Nov 12 2015

The plunge today certainly has the media buzzed up and filled with more doom and gloom. The best I can tell any investor is to look beyond the doomsayers and ignore them. They have been wrong as long as I have been investing which is since the early 1970’s. Why Doomsayers Are Never Right The problem that doomsayers have is every dip they jump on as the beginning of the next big decline. This means they have just no credibility. They have lots of followers…

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Questions On FullyInformed Pricing Changes

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Questions On FullyInformed Pricing Changes

A few members have written in wondering how much of the pricing increase was for merging the two websites and for continuing to cover Canadian equities and the market. The question was why members who trade only US securities should pay more for Canadian content they are not interested in. As well some members asked if I could explain how the new pricing structure was arrived at. I thought these questions should be addressed. When I decided to combine the two websites I felt that…

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Thank You FullyInformed Members from Teddi Knight

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Thank You FullyInformed Members from Teddi Knight

I wish to thank all members who took time out to renew memberships before midnight on Saturday Oct 17 2015. Your support is appreciated and the dozens of comments and best wishes were overwhelming. We have contacted all investors  who emailed me or tech support with questions or who are waiting for funds to be deposited to their PayPal accounts or other aspects of their memberships to be settled. Everyone who required assistance is being helped and if you are unsure of your situation or…

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Changes To FullyInformed.com – Deadline Extended to Saturday Oct 17 At Midnight EST

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Changes To FullyInformed.com – Deadline Extended to Saturday Oct 17 At Midnight EST

Members have emailed asking for one more day to renew at present prices. To assist the deadline has been extended to Saturday at midnight. Saturday then is the final day to either renew or join at present prices. Prices will change at midnight on Saturday Oct 17 2015. Thank you. USA and Canada Sites Combining As members of both FullyInformed USA and Canada know, I have had many requests from USA members for articles and strategies that are discussed only on the Canada site and…

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Remembering 9/11 – 14 Years Later

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Remembering 9/11 – 14 Years Later

I tend to be a night-owl as those who read my website know. Some of my best ideas come at night when I scour stock charts into the late hours. It is a time of peace and quiet. Phones don’t ring and the neighborhood in which I live becomes silent. I love the night-time. Late last night though I received a call from a friend whom I met at an investor conference in New York 20 years ago. He called to tell me that his…

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