Actually I wish I had been long. I own no position. The reason itself why I am here was to do some investigating on the key stats. Certainly if you have been long, congrats. But a new position, I don't believe I would stake.
Nice performance. However the stock appears to have outrun its own self. How can this have a forward pe of 18 but a trailing pe of 100? Also the peg is 2.8 and has a payout ratio of 314%.
When are you leaving on your motor home journey? I'd hit the road . You're retired right? Lots of money. . If I had your money I wouldn't play the market either. But it's kind of like playing chess to me. I'll never get rich at it. But if I had your money I would be driving up to Alaska or traveling all the time. I could travel. Some. Pets make it tough to do though. I hate leaving them even if someone looks after them. I'd like to maybe get a smaller place in a couple of yrs. The longer you wait to do something after a certain age the harder it is to do whatever it is . Can't think about it just gotta go through the motions even if you are pretending. Eventually it becomes a new reality.
These jerkorfs who say we need no environmental regulations are complete idiots. Save your breath trying to reason with this Idiot. Let him swim in all that garbage. I kayak on the river and plastic bottles and bags are everywhere on the shore. At least if they were made from that brown recycled paper they would degrade. But no. killing wildlife too.Bags ingested by sea turtles think they jellyfish. Chokes them . Phase out plastic container and bags. Replace with brown recycled paperboard that actually degrades in a short period. Also a deposit refunfd could be used if we went back to glass bottles. . Oil and coal are filthy and coal strip mining rapes the earth. Besides. Nat gas is better , cleaner, cheaper. While we're at it, Elon Musk is a genius .
retail is heating up. Nike missed and stock is up. Sketchers trading at better valuations. Well run company. It can go higher . For one thing its old high was much higher , meanwhile earnings are good and styles are hot.If Nike is Michelin, SKX is the Cooper tire of casual ware shoes which is nothing to scoff at.. and they are adding dozens of stores throughout the world. This is a premier growth stock.So hot in fact you should buy it in A/H. That's right. This thing is good for 50% pop. And then its still a keeper.
Sentiment: Strong Buy
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Score a big one for the Proletariat , a big loss abroad and at home for the Bourgeoisie who want one centrally ruled, borderless economic, monetary and labor pool world where they define all the rules.
Heavy industrial and banks are leading the way today. Everyone hates rails but this week they have decisively shown strength. They have a moat . Hard asset. Should benefit by government spending as well as the private sector. Cat also up big today. All counting on Britain to remain in the EU.
I wouldn't try and position for it so much. Underlying problems still remain, here and abroad. Unless something can get the economy jump-started to really get us naturally out of this low interest rate environment , the story won't change. . UTG .. what you said is exactly what I was referring to about difficulty trying to trade it. Senseless how or why it does what it does, when it does. It's like George Castanza from Seinfeld is controlling it, doing the "opposite' of logic. Ever see that episode? Funny. a better way to trade the volatility, and I do believe that it will be more muted than anticipated, would be to buy any huge dip in the market, if they vote to exit.
Buying stocks that withstand fluctuations and disastrous events. Long terms plays. Which? Rails? So beaten down. Cat? I don't know. I like the yield and the holdings in UTG but 10 % of my brain thinks a Bernie Madoff is running it LOL. NLY . .. can't beat the yield .
Right now noise is driving the market. I think that is key. Find something that doesn't listen. Or that might be a green shoot.. Too many policies of governments have propped up the market and jobs are still in the doldrums and will not return to their heyday without serious tax and corporate reform and changes in the health care law. Government is the Titanic whose Siamese twin being the economy. They've tethered themselves inseparably two fold . Interest rates and corporate governance . The Titanic is too big to steer and even though we see the iceberg it's getting late.
To fortify a military in a traditional sense like tanks, planes, concentration on foreign ground wars is not the answer. But fortification from within is. Just look at nature for example. Take the most destructive aggressive species in any category and their is always at least one animal that has adapted a defense against such. That is the key Defense. Fortify the tools of the FBI. Fortify domestic borders , concentrate on technology and new innovations and less on traditional hardware. Neutralization of an enemy can be achieved by starvation , destroying their communication capabilities, breaking codes etc. I don't have the answer but why on earth does this lame embarrassment of an FBI director represent the Bureau ? One thing I did hear . The numbers of credible threats are so many that the FBI couldn't get to them all.. But this guy was in their sites. Here is what I sense on their behalf. Fear. Hopelessness. Biding time. Crossing their fingers. Outdated technology.
Market is a pendulum. Always swings too far as momentum drives it. Now it seems like Google will be swinging to far to the Down so a good time to pick up shares.
High yielders doing nicely but question remains .. If the Brexit vote votes to stay, will the emphasis then return to growth stocks. Googl stock killed today.. Thinking of rotating into UTG and perhaps another dividend vehicle as well.
ditto on the fed . The fear has switched to possibility of negative rates because of possible recession. At least that is the way I'm reading it. Of course I have no idea , but that is the larger fear, certainly no overheating of the economy.. You mentioned ATT .. I bought that one about way back last year and it has proved to be incredible, the dividend as well as the appreciation of the stock. I plan on keeping it . Probably the only stock I've ever held . I wouldn't buy it now if I was going in new however , because of the great run. The reinvested dividends keep coming.. Same with sphd.. VYM is a diverse value dividend etf , has a couple of hundred holdings . Nice as well. Of course these are base holdings for me , not ones I consider speculative.. I bought a Janus fund not long ago, based on the commentary, rating and performance. It's a midcap go anywhere fund JAENX is the symbol. I saw the manger on you tube, just googled the fund , and I liked him as well. .. I am glad to see a rebound in oil this morning .. Europe and Asia up nicely last night and I hear they are rethinking the Brexit.