Tuesday, October 31, 2017

HAPPY HALLOWEEN Oct. 31st 2017 Blogger Post: What A Day, Life Faith God

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         Happy Halloween to All:

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  Did you dress up in your best outfit? If you are out and about today or tonight, please be extra careful & have a scary good time. 


   Before we get into any tech, health, or finance discussions of the day. I first would like to take a moment to send my condolences out to our fellow New York citizens who were selfishly & cowardly targeted for harm.  Yet, again a weak brainwashed individual has choosing to inflict unprovoked destruction upon the innocence. My prayers going up and out to the families involved.

   One last statement, actual my personal view point. Just so it's out there. I view religions as a way of "life", keyword here is "LIFE". 

   Life is FAITH, faith comes in the form of religion. Religion to express peace, love and God (GOOD). Any deviation of good is not GOD's will. In no faith, no language in anything. GOD would not harm others in the name of GOOD. That's human beings thinking they know better.   

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"So tell me, since it makes no factual difference to you and you can't prove the question either way, which story do you prefer? Which is the better story, the story with animals or the story without animals?" Mr. Okamoto: "That's an interesting question?" Mr. Chiba: "The story with animals." Mr. Okamoto: "Yes. The story with animals is the better story." Pi Patel: "Thank you. And so it goes with God." Ch 99, pg 317
 Yann MartelLife of Pi

   Since I could remember, I have always had a peaceful demeanor. In fact, since I was in high-school, I have carried the nickname peacemaker or (#1stpeacemaker as it is on my social media outlet) with me. I can't tell you why or how it all came about. It is just who I am, not that I don't have my moments. People surely can bring something nasty out of anyone. But by all past forecast, I should have been the opposite. 

    One portion of this, I revealed in a short writing here 

   By this I mean, in short, my birth & upbringing should have giving me plenty of reason to become a negative person. I can use plenty of situations to I guess have a grudge on any number of life events. To be upset or mad about life. To be hateful or selfish, yet I turned out the likes of me by my choice. 

  My choice, uhmmm, a most privileged gift known to most  humans

“I was giving up. I would have given up - if a voice hadn't made itself heard in my heart. The voice said "I will not die. I refuse it. I will make it through this nightmare. I will beat the odds, as great as they are. I have survived so far, miraculously. Now I will turn miracle into routine. The amazing will be seen everyday. I will put in all the hard work necessary. Yes, so long as God is with me, I will not die. Amen.” 
Yann MartelLife of Pi

   I see life, knowing that many people have had some of the most horrific unimaginable events directed upon them.
For no other reason than being in the wrong place at the wrong time, not being of a certain race or religion. Or just simply succumbing to pure evil, humans version of a monster.
   I wish one thing these bastards would do before they decide to harm another human being. I wish they would first live along side the other. Do not judge until you walk on that persons path. Don't hate something you've never tried. 

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“These people fail to realize that it is on the inside that God must be defended, not on the outside. They should direct their anger at themselves. For evil in the open is but evil from within that has been let out. The main battlefield for good is not the open ground of the public arena but the small clearing of each heart.” 
Yann MartelLife of Pi

   In my many years on this planet......It seems humans have two confusions........

1) We are simply just strange beings because: 

   - Everything we need is giving to us (at one point, FREE), All we have to do is work at planting our food, building our shelter and helping the next human being. 

Included were extra gift granted to us.
  •    - Giving intelligence to do all the above.
  •    - to LOVE
  •    - Forgiveness
  •    - Free will
  •    - Choices
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With that being said, #2:

2) Life really is NOT that complicated, humans just MADE IT this WAY!

   It really isn't a sacrifice to accept others. The way they may look, what faith they believe in, where they are from, what they eat, how they speak. Nothing is that negative as to take or hate another life!

   Truth be told, there are way more God fearing, law abiding beings on our planet than evil doers. Problem is we let the few control what is rightfully the righteous, the good folk, the hard working, family loving beings. Again, life's not complicated.

   Oops, my writing took a little longer than expected, well life is a passion. It really is a beautiful thing. Yes, it does have it's bumps. We call that as well....LIFE!

“I must say a word about fear. It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always ... so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don't, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.” 
Yann MartelLife of Pi

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Monday, October 30, 2017


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   Located in lower Manhattan, New York City. Along a half mile long strip referred to as the financial district of America lies "WALL STREET".  

   America's major stock exchanges, a bountiful of headquarters to the largest financial & brokerage institutions in the country all reside here. 

   Books, movies and stories the likes none other. Wealth built and lost. Lives & legacies sprouting life of their own just as the $$$ signs have blown swiftly along this street for centuries. 

Wall street.....yes. I'm sure you've heard some of the stories!

   The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations (NASDAQ) are just a few of the renowned exchanges that are well established here.

   Wall streets central role, representing the backbone of American economic culture. An intense caterer to the billions if not trillions of dollars in high financial investments 5 days a week.

   It is this massive fluctuation of stocks each day that most interest investors and brokerage alike. Where buying & selling of major outstanding shares can make or break individual investors and companies. This intricate maze of regulations, speculation and estimation into the worlds business mechanics, engulfs one hopes to increase their cash flow within their portfolio.

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   There are NO crystal balls, no clear cut path to predicting the ups or downs on the behaviors of a particular company. Any one element can effect the performance of said business.......the weather in one part of the world, a war in another, the politics of a country. Even the buying/selling or merging of companies ALL can funnel down line to cause movements, calculations and a frenzy amongst investors, brokers.

   It comes down to education........studying trends, past actions, research and more research. It's that gut feelings, knowing a little more about a part of that business that someone else missed. And there's a place to get all that in, call the "stock market"


   Also known as equity or shares market, as mentioned in an earlier post, in it's simplicity.......the buying & selling (trading) shares of stocks & bonds in a company.  Giving private & public companies admission to additional capital through stock exchanges.

    These exchanges at one time use to trade through paper tickets and the investors would receive a certificates of stock from the company they've invested in. Due to technological advances certain indices like the NASDAQ are now traded completely digitally.

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   Choosing these stocks is no simple task. The goal of any investor is to obviously profit. Stock exchanges will list shares of common equity as well as other securities such as corporate bonds & convertible bonds. More on these later on in the series.

   Companies do not always do well. This is where the different types of exchanges come into play. As we began to identify a few of the different index institutions. Let's take a look at these initial phases into the process of playing the markets.

   For instance, a private company is looking to expand it business. There is a process involved, a kind of two step stage for which it must proceed. 

1st - Primary market

     Primary Market  or New Issues Market (NIM) in where a private company decides to get listed (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission S.E.C.on the exchanges enabling them to sell stocks to the public for the first time. Thereby issuing it's first shares in an Initial Public Offering, IPO aka "Going Public". Investors & investment banks purchase these shares at a price directly from the issuing company.

   Within this primary market there is what is known as "Rights Issues". And is where shares are first offered to investor at a reduced price who have already purchased shares. They are, let's say, privileged.
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   Next, we have something called "Private Placement", the company issues a limited amount of stock privately to a limited number of qualified investors. Usually this happens if a company is newer, and has  not yet met public listing requirements, or simply just wants to remaining private.

   Yet, another preferred investor privileged offer is called similarly "Preferential Allotment".  Same as with private placement issued funding but with a different set of standards. Company acts vary per funding practices. 

2ndSecondary Market

   Referred to as the secondary market, shares are brought from a second party involvement. Like a broker, seller and of course off the stock exchange.

Broken down further into two distinctive markets.


   Within the secondary market process, a trade is established when the buyer set their highest price and the seller has set their lowest price. A bid is agreed upon and a trade is contrived.


NASDAQ stock monitors varies stock prices
   National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations  or NASDAQ is the shiny example of an dealer market. Is where trader who act on their own accounts and not a third party, buy & sell within specialized commodities. The ability to move swiftly on a trade when a value is met is the advantage to these market makers. 


How does one value a companies stock in order to decide which to invest?

   Index or indices, simply is a list. Life isn't that complicated so let's just not make it that way. It's a list of public traded companies that can have their stocks  performances track by selected groups. Some groups are tracked by payout (dividend) history, company growth or industry associations. It may be a combination of values. As we move forward, we will mostly identify with the more known indices. Yet, understand there are many many of them out there and worldwide.

   There needs to be a way in order to measure what the value of the stock market is. What baseline are companies gauged at so that the public, investors, regulators and financial institutions have a general knowledge of certain segment within the business world.

On the floor Wall street investors New York Stock exchange market
We find different stock indices widely followed, such as the S&P 500 index, the Dow Jones Industrial Average index, the Nasdaq  index or the Russell 2000. They all measure the changes (value) in different portfolios of securities.

   This is done through a weighted average structure. Involving a set of mathematical values, so as the values in this group of stocks changes so will the indicators. Whatever percentage the index does, whether it goes up or down, so does the total value of that stock of those particular group of securities.

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   These index value are called“points. Which in it's name is of no value, just a way of gauging. As the most important aspect in index reading is how it performs within it's market. It may be a bonds market or the stock market. On how it compares to the previous day value's or points is the assessment. 

   When talking stocks, 1 point represents $1.00. Whereas within the context of the Bonds market, the price is valued to a percentage of $1000.00. 1 point is really the equivalent to $10

Index                                                         Follows

Dow Jones Industrial Index 30 Major US companies

S&P 500                                                  500 Major US companies

Nasdaq                                                     5000 Tech stock

Russell 3000/2000/1000                 respectively 3000 companies 

Market-Value Weighted or Capitalization-Weighted Index 

   - Size of companies weight in (influence) more over the index than smaller companies when factoring value with the markets.

Price-Weighted Index

   - Components (shares) with a higher prices receive a greater (influence) weight over the index. Meaning, the focus is on the price of each shares as oppose to the companies size.

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NYSE - New York Stock Exchange 

   Is the largest stock exchange in the world. Founded around 1792, near the corners of Wall Street & Broad, a group of merchants would meet to trade bonds & stocks of the day. Story goes they would meet near a tree as would many trader & barters at that time would do. Around 1817 this group rented a building on Wall Street which would become the 1st New York Stock exchange building.

National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation 

   With no physical trading floor, it's computers opened in 1971, the NASDAQ is a digitized marketplace for issuing, selling & buying of securities especially in the Hi-technology industry. Including those of the likes of Facebook, Amgen, Apple, Amazon, Netflix & Google. F.A.A.A.N.G. among the technology & biotech giants.    

Dow Jones Industrial Average 

  Founded in 1896, created by a journalist editor Charles Dow named along with statistician Edward Jones. This indices 30 large publicly owned U.S. companies. 


S&P (S&P) 500 Index is one such index which combines the top 500 U.S. stocks together into an index value. So over time investors can look at the fluctuation in those particular markets.

Russell 3000

The Russell 3000 Index is comprised of the 3,000 largest and most liquid stocks based & traded in the U.S. Russell 2000 consist of 2000 small-cap companies. While the Russell 1000 consisting of the 1000 largest market-cap companies.

Did you know: 

    - Even though the New York Wall Street financial district is today, the hub of trillions of dollar cycling through it system.  It was not always that manner, in fact, America's 1st official stocks trading post was not even in New York. It is said to has been established in Philadelphia in 1790. Further more, America was not the 1st to set-up the markets. That title, history tells us belongs to Antwerp, Belgium around 1460. 

   - The NASDAQ at one time trade Over-the- Counter (OTC) stocks. OTC is another name for penny stocks. Now the home of some of the worlds most sophisticated Hi-tech companies. It certainly has come a long way.

   - You've heard the saying......It's a bull or bullish market, maybe it's a bear or bearish market. They have become synonymous with the stock market for decades. If you never knew why, here what I dug up.......

   First off, bears are represented as slow moving, sluggish or dull. The bear also strikes it's paws in a downward motion doing battle. Whereas bulls are more lively, spunky and alert. In battle, the bull hooks in an upward motion.

   It's these terms that reflect how the stock market is performing. The BEAR market is in a decline or downward trend. Leaving the BULL market in an upward or rising trend.

And now you know!

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Friday, October 20, 2017

When An Alternative Means Of Income Exist

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  There continues to be an honest alternative courses of action when it comes to earning an extra income online & off. We are going to focus on technology based internet of things.  

   In this ever so technological enhanced world we now live in. Using our computers/smartphones/mobile devices to generate an additional income stream can become a reality with some due diligence. Part of this reality is that utilizing these advances are just down right essential. Baby boomers who have been retiring by the thousands since 2011.  Are among the 76 million of us that will be (retiring) at some time or another over the next 14 years. 

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 Social security will simply not fulfill your needs for a comfortable lifestyle, especially one deserved after years on the grind. Maybe it was a lack of financial supplement strategy that failed to adequately build a sizable nest egg.  Look, age is nothing but an number. There is always hope. Simply, become pro-active, get involved, and utilize what is available in your life today.

We are entitled to a most beautiful life in our gold years.
"Let's NOT become technology illiterate"

   We are bombarded everyday with all sorts of so-called opportunities. To be honest, it's calculated that within the industrialized countries, humans are exposed to anywhere from 4,000 to well over 10,000 advertisements per day.  A good portion of these ads are indeed, work, income opts. 

   All in the form of pop-ups, emails invites, social media outlet etc. Despite most of these get rich quick programs being worthless. There are oodles of legit home/internet based work and investment opportunities that operate within a trusted online business model. 

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   These business model are not schemes, their only true fault or misinterpretation is they require effort. Nothing worthwhile in life is EVER going to come to you free or easy! We ALL should know this by now. Once you understand that statement........searching for a way to add income into your life stream will eliminate 3/4 of those seemingly quick ways to get $$$ opportunities.

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You could start a physical "Brick & mortar business".

   This was how it was done for decades. Yet, I like to believe and understand that retirement was meant for us not to be working harder but smarter and of course LIVE LIFE. Not saying that opening up a physical store is awful. Or that easy living is a most.....a little hard work & elbow grease NEVER hurt anyone. Beside, the true spirit of working....is to do what you have a passion for. Remember, if we are doing work after we are retired, it best be something we want to do.

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” ~ Confucius

   I  just want to make aware that there are other passages one can take to achieve goals &  make extra income.  It comes in the form of technologies in computers, mobile devices and most importantly................our smartphones!

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   See, what really happen a few decades back. This tech stuff was really here to help us baby boomers along. Isn't it the debt repaid for our many sacrifices so that our children could live a bit better life. 

   I see some truth within them there sentences. I see that our younger generation has taken to these mobile tech devices with ease. They have had the opportunity (time) to exercise their handle of these new devices, while we boomers were out working to make sure our children & grandchildren could have said technology. 

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   Remember this one true fact millennials, it was the baby boomer generation that set the stage & help built your devices you are so comfortable using. While you were playing and grew into them. We boomers could only master them in our spare time. Please do not get us twisted..... we are NOT old, just older!

   With that being said, I think it's time that we boomers put in the effort to grasp the benefits of all this available technology.

   The benefits of using the internet as a financial tool is that it could add substantially to your financial nest-egg.

   It will however take "WORK" & due diligence!

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   Many of the "baby boomers", yet not exclusively......our younger generation are finding it equally as difficult to save for a "Nest-egg".  Living the short term financial lifestyle (work, spend & try saving here and there), thinking  that is a secure enough path.  

   When corporate greed, world events, down-sizing etc. intervened. Where we once thought our "so-called privileged" (j.o.b. Just Over Broke) lifestyle would sustain. Yet, that thinking/planning did not include retirement.

So what happens now when you no longer attached to the workplace????

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We.h.i.t. aka WEalth Health using Internet Technology mission will provide a little insight into a world of positive future growth in our lifestyle, wealth management & health. 

Ongoing discussions to include yet not limited to......
  • Investments & investment strategies
  • Eliminating debt
  • Making healthy/healthier lifestyle choices
  • Capitalizing on emerging technologies
  • Ways to give back, WE are still useful

   I hope that I can inspire, motivate & be a positive force in our connection. This popular saying below speaks for itself.........

We don't meet people by accident they are meant to cross our path for a reason

Please feel free to network, connect & interact. Comments & suggestion welcomed.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Investment Terminology: Stock Markets, Shares & Dividends

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   Before stepping further into this world of financial investment, we should become familiar with a few of the terminology used in this industry. There are literally thousands of  phrases, jargons & languages used in the finance world. We'll start with some of the more common everyday wordings. Then define others as they pertain to that particular subject matter.......

Stock Market                          

   When companies that need to grow their business they will often raise money by offering a percentage of their companies to you, the public. You may ask, well why would someone give away a piece of their company when they could obtain a loan from a bank right? Yes, they could, but then the companies starts accumulating debt. Here's what we're looking at when considering financing a business........ If said company ADH profit in the future, a bank loan could be better suited. Yet, said company ADH would still pay huge sums of interest.

   This becomes the concern, will company ADH profit in the following years after the loan. Since nothing is guaranteed in life, as surely the outcome of any business. These companies offer off a piece of the business called "shares." Which entitles the "share-holder' a portion of the profit called dividends. The trade-off, no pun intended, is now the company pulls in the necessary financing but the share-holder absorbs the risk  should the company not perform well.

   The dictionary defines "shares" as a part or portion of a larger amount that is divided among a number of people, or to which a number of people contribute. You may have been investing in shares and not really know it. See some companies offer pension/retirement plans. Have you ever participate in a companies 401K plan. Yep, you were investing in some form of the stock market.

   In short, the stock market is a place to trade (buy and/or sell) shares or pieces of a company. 


  Known as exchanges, these companies, businesses including government entities have a platform to raise capital. These facilities can regulate the trading (buying & selling) of stocks, securities including other financial products like commodities.

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   When a stock is first offered (sold) to the public by a company, it is known as an I.P.O. or initial public offering. Once these shares are sold to the public and because the stock exchange tracks their progress. The shareholder can now utilize this information to sell, buy or trade more stocks.

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There are two types of shares:


   Common shares are the most prominent of the two. Holders of these shares can vote on the companies leadership called "board of directors"  & certain corporate affairs. Shareholders make their money when the value of the company increases (appreciates) and when dividends are paid on the shares owned. 
   The down side is the amount paid out will vary due to companies value. Also if the business/company ends up bankrupt, common shareholders are the last to get any funds. Creditors and other company expenses along with what are known as preferred shares will get paid before common share.


   Preferred shares pays are generally paid more due to prearranged terms but do not get to vote on any of the companies affairs. These stocks are guaranteed because of their fixed agreement yet do not yield the same profit potential as common stock. Some would say this is a more stable invest, sighting that payouts are not attached to the interest of the markets. As well as getting some money returned in case the company goes under.

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   A dividend is a shareholders payout from the profits of the company they own a piece of. These payouts are done quarterly, sometimes paid in cash, sometimes distributed in stocks or properties. Instead of interest paid by banks into an saving account. Here the company pays an (allowance) to it's shareholder from the profits it has accumulated.
   Remember shares is the offering to the public a chance to buy a piece of said business. Because not all companies or businesses offer shares as a means to raise capital. Others may offer what is called equity stake. Which are not traded on the stock market.
Keepkey Hardware Crypto Smartcard Wallet    A person can have a stake in the business. If the company has only one owner (Sole proprietorship) that person is said to have a 100% stake in his or her business. This person can raise additional finance (capital) by offer a partnership, a stake in the business. 
   Example: Two people invest in the business. Each one has a 50% stake in the business. Three person will have a 33.33% stake in said business just as four people would each have a 25% equity stake in the business and so on. However, this is a simple example, in reality, contracts that are drawn up constitutes formal stakes. One make invest $10,000.00 for a 5% stake in the business if that is the agreement.

Blue Chips: 

   A companies stock that has had a consistent high yield earning, long solid stable history. Are coined "BLUE CHIP" stocks. If you are a poker player, you can figure the highest value poker chip is blue. Which is where it's name originated.
These companies most likely have been around a very long time. You would know them by name right off the bat. They would have a top notch financial performance while dominating their industry.

Old school blue chippers:
  • General Electric (GE)
  • AT & T (T)
  • Kraft Foods (KFT)
  • Caterpillar (CAT)
  • JPMorgan Chase (JPM)

   These are just a few of the companies that have been around for decades. That doesn't say there are not any blue chip stock that are fairly young. Nevertheless, the criteria are mostly the same.

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   A popular financial TV host Jim Cramer of the CNBC program "Mad Money". Dubbed the acronym, F.A.N.G. because of these 4 popular blue chip performing tech companies.....
  • Facebook (FB)
  • Amazon  (AMZN)
  • Netflix (NFLX)
  • Google aka Alphabet (GOOG & GOOGL)

Symbols after each company name are known as "Ticker symbol or stock symbol
these are the identifying letters associated within the exchanges.

These companies continue to sustain shares & sales growth.

$$$$ All of which is excellent news for investors $$$$

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