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November 16, 2018

A Show About Nothing

The mid-term elections are almost in the books – except for… you guessed it… Florida – and they went pretty much as expected. Republicans are holding the Senate and the Democrats took back the House.  As markets do not like uncertainty and the politicians are locked up for the next two years, regulatory gridlock may be good for investors, as a whole lot of nothing might be getting done for a while.  But sometimes nothing can be better than something. The TV sitcom Seinfeld has been reported to have made more than $3 billion since syndication.  A show about nothing all right…
November 2, 2018

Credit Card Bosses

Credit card discipline… If you have the will power to pay off your cards every month to avoid finance charges, these cards can be a source of wealth.  Imagine you get an unlimited cash back percentage of 1.5% and you use your card for $60,000 in purchases.  That is $900 towards your Dollar Investment Club investment of $1200 per year ($100 per month)!  At 8% a year, that $300 out of your pocket that could very well compound to over $58,000 in twenty years.  Be the credit card boss and when you are at the club, be the one that pays the bills and gets Venmo cash from everyone else…unless you are running in London with members of the Jacksonville Jags, then keep your card at home!
October 18, 2018

Winning!

According to Ibbotson, since 1945 there have been 18 mid-term elections and we are heading full steam into another one in less than three weeks.  Interestingly enough, the calendar year following a mid-term election has been market-positive 18 consecutive times, with an average gain of 19.13%.  Rather than bet on the giant billion dollar lottery, maybe the better bet is on the markets in 2019…
September 13, 2018

Reefer Maddness

Well it had to happen…Jimmy Buffet, the man from Margaritaville, and Beau Wrigley, the former CEO of Wrigley’s gum have joined together in the weed business.  Wrigley is now the chairman of Surterra, a medical marijuana firm, and together they will be licensing the “Coral Reefer Brand.” With markets mostly higher today… Our diamond of the day is pot stock Tilray (TLRY), which is up $8 bucks  and about $20 in a week.  Our dog for the day is JPMorgan after their CEO said he was smarter than Donald Trump.  Set your bar higher Jamie, the stock is down over $1 today.
August 28, 2018

Big Bucks Theory

After twelve years, CBS and Warner Brothers (a unit of AT&T) is finally shutting down the long running sitcom “Big Bang Theory” next May. And what a run it was…from a peak audience of 23 million viewers per show to each of the seven main stars making over $1 million dollars per episode, the show was a huge success. It also represents the importance of content in the digital world. Amazingly, Warner brothers has received $1.5 billion dollars in domestic reruns alone. As Sheldon would say “Bazinga!”