Editorial

18
Jan

Outlook for Gold Stocks in 2022

The stock market game is not for everyone and certainly not for the uninformed. However, someone with the right strategies and research skills can create wealth even in chaotic times. Some of the wealthiest investors have made their fortune trading in volatile micro-cap stocks.

But knowing where to invest, how much to invest, and when to sell or trade does not come naturally to most investors. You’ll first need to understand what kind of stocks are out there so you can build your own plan.

11
Jan

You won’t believe these 2022 predictions

It was your typical holiday party.
Eggnog… sugar cookies… ugly sweaters…This party had it all. A number of good friends who know I write about the markets were there.

What, I was asked, did I think 2022 has in store for us retail investors?

Would pot stocks take off?

How about gold and silver – would they make a runup?

Would inflation get worse?

Well… of course I have no divine superpowers that allow me to see into the future.

But I do have plenty of opinions about what will happen in 2022.

5
Jan

Factors That Affect the Price of Copper

The stock market game is not for everyone and certainly not for the uninformed. However, someone with the right strategies and research skills can create wealth even in chaotic times. Some of the wealthiest investors have made their fortune trading in volatile micro-cap stocks.

But knowing where to invest, how much to invest, and when to sell or trade does not come naturally to most investors. You’ll first need to understand what kind of stocks are out there so you can build your own plan.

3
Jan

Trump’s Social Media SPAC Is Soaring— But What Is It?

The stock market game is not for everyone and certainly not for the uninformed. However, someone with the right strategies and research skills can create wealth even in chaotic times. Some of the wealthiest investors have made their fortune trading in volatile micro-cap stocks.

But knowing where to invest, how much to invest, and when to sell or trade does not come naturally to most investors. You’ll first need to understand what kind of stocks are out there so you can build your own plan.

22
Dec

Outlook for Gold Stocks in 2022

The stock market game is not for everyone and certainly not for the uninformed. However, someone with the right strategies and research skills can create wealth even in chaotic times. Some of the wealthiest investors have made their fortune trading in volatile micro-cap stocks.

But knowing where to invest, how much to invest, and when to sell or trade does not come naturally to most investors. You’ll first need to understand what kind of stocks are out there so you can build your own plan.

20
Dec

The Restaurant Chains I’m Investing in NOW

I recently completed a six-month odyssey.

I drove through Northern California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota and the Midwest until I reached Cleveland, Ohio – the place of my birth.

Then I spent a few weeks in Tennessee and Florida, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and finally up home to Northern California.

The trip also revealed something that gave me an interesting investment idea.

10
Dec

Why This Early-Stage Cancer Detector is on my Watchlist

I’ll never forget when my mom was diagnosed with bladder cancer. A year after the diagnosis, she was dead. Bladder cancer also hit my dad. But not only is he still alive, he suffers no ill effects from the disease.

So what was the difference between my mom’s cancer and my dad’s?

9
Dec

How to Invest in Digital Learning

I was taking a leisurely drive back to California from the East Coast, primarily staying at Airbnbs along the way. My last Airbnb host, Maria, rented me a room in her Las Cruces, New Mexico home.

She’s a 60-something woman of Mexican descent.

I arrived early in the afternoon, and after I settled in she offered to make me lunch.

I accepted, and during the meal we chatted for about an hour.

That’s how I learned she’s a former schoolteacher and psychologist who invested in real estate.

Now she rents out several houses, as well as two rooms in her home to Airbnb guests.

Much of our conversation revolved around the political situation in the U.S., and the country’s great ideological divide.

She’s extremely conservative and has deep disdain for the primary school educational system in Las Cruces.

The seeds for her disdain were planted decades ago when her three children were in grade school.

At the time, New Mexico had passed a bill mandating certain teaching practices that conflicted with her conservative values.

So she pulled her kids out of school and homeschooled them.

Her kids did well as homeschoolers.

In fact, they received scholarships at area colleges and are now very successful professionals.

Why am I telling you this story?

Because homeschooling and digital learning are experiencing explosive growth.

Obviously the 2020 Covid lockdowns have played a huge role in this trend.

Many parents, forced to work from home or who were no longer able to go to work because of the lockdowns, suddenly found themselves helping their kids do schoolwork remotely.

9
Dec

The Oil Rollercoaster

Few investments present the kind of narative you get with oil.  It’s one of the most highly traded commodities in the world, with a global market worth over $5 trillion and counting.
It has been referred to as “black gold” and the “lifeblood of the modern economy.” Because it is . . . at least for now. 

Oil is used in many ways: as a key component for energy generation, transportation fuels and petrochemical products such as plastics, solvents and adhesives. 

This means it’s highly lucrative. And because it’s unevenly distributed, it’s also highly political.

The result is that oil is very volatile and greatly influenced by politics, weather, sentiment and even unprecedented events like a global pandemic, for example. 

Speaking of which . . . 

9
Dec

Why Silver is the Best Play for Retail Investors Right Now

I ain’t selling my silver. Back in 2011, I bought 160 oz of silver American Eagles. I paid about $40 per coin. Since silver’s going for about $24 an ounce right now, that makes it look like I made a big mistake. But I don’t think so. And I suspect that anyone who buys silver at today’s prices will be very happy in the months and years ahead. The reason? No matter what asset class you compare it to, the “poor man’s gold” offers a better value than almost anything else. And I mean anything.

I say this is because silver’s one of the few assets that is still wallowing below its 1980 highs.