Weekly Update, June 10, 2018

Actions – Last Week’s Plans Utilities are getting my attention and other authors are floating different ideas based on two factors (i think): a) the sector is so oversold and b) a retrenchment to lower risk capital with rates topping out make utilities appealing. https://seekingalpha.com/article/4180276-utility-stocks-get-crushed-possibilities-emerge pushed two companies for consideration:  D and PLP I quickly… Read More »

Weekly Update, June 2, 2018

Actions – Last Week’s Plans RCI – Part of my Canada exercise – Telecoms:  TU (invest target), RCI (invest target), SJR (trade only) Conclusion:  Watch – not buying at current levels; watch for prices below $45.00 Issues:  Low div rate & growth estimates; technicals do not support current entry point Confounding:  x-Div = June 08 EIX… Read More »

The Goddess of Internet Business has Spoken

Mary Meeker has been the voice of internet business since i first read her in 2010/11 when i used to write speeches for technology VP … her 2017 review is posted now.   https://www.slideshare.net/kleinerperkins/internet-trends-report-2018-99574140 Here are my comments as i walk thru … bold are the most meaningful to me … it will take a couple… Read More »

Shadow Rates

Shadow rates rather than any published or discussed rates as a recession predictor?  Probably as good as any other crystal ball – the specific timing is of course hard, but i did focus on the timing for different types of equities – watch for value to pick up larger buying interest once the last top… Read More »

Weekly Update, May 28, 2018

The Actions Taken (last week’s plans) Covered 3/4 of my short position in MWA for minimal gain – did not want to hold the full position over the long weekend.  The resiliancy of MWA run after earnings has been a surprise, Traded in and out of ACBFF and CRON for ~10% gains; still hold small… Read More »

Holiday Weekend May 27, 2018

I am extending my work time on this week’s update thru Monday … i am refining tactics and tools some and taking the holiday downtime to refresh, test and possibly share

Weekly Update, May 20, 2018

General Reads One of those ‘put fear to the heart of all’ https://www.advisorperspectives.com/commentaries/2018/05/18/train-crash-preview Jobs, automation and the forthcoming structural labor repositioning is a favorite topic of mine, and here is a pretty good analysis of one possible scenario http://www.mauldineconomics.com/frontlinethoughts/the-great-jobs-collision Credit, Rates and Bonds A great data snapshot on rates from Doug Short https://seekingalpha.com/article/4175634-treasury-snapshot-10-year-yield-3_06-percent   will need to watch this… Read More »

Disagree or Agree, but Read

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4174111-technically-speaking-return-bull-bull-trap Lance has a way of articulating heavy data sets to render understandable; the counter to his perspective is that it is very close to mine

Weekly Update, May 13, 2018

Plans and Clues Blog – a personal investment journal, not advice More General / Macro Oriented Weekly Reads  General Reads Oil, currency, debt, etc … how are these all connected?  They are but definitely seems difficult to parse for small investors  https://seekingalpha.com/article/4172731-one-banks-100-oil-maybe-call-stocks-rose-thursday I am starting to pay more attention to currency, oil and money supplies (as well… Read More »

Weekly Update, May 6, 2018

Plans and Clues Blog – a personal investment journal More General / Macro Oriented Weekly Reads  Company Specific News HASI earnings release and the market’s reaction to the facts were odd imho and the second consecutive quarter where the company delivered pretty much what they said they would and there’s a sell off.  Just baffles me. … Read More »