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Saturday, February 3, 2018

What Goes up Does Come Down ~ Opportunities & Options Game On!

Stock Market Downward Trend Chart

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After such a fruitful run these last few years, today Wall Street is hit deep. A reminder that the markets possess a high volatility. And it's back with a vengeance. It's only been 8 other times that the Dow has hit below 600 at 665 about 2.5% at close. This is the steepest decline since 2008. Even the European markets are fairing the sting.

As a stronger than expected jobs report added 200,000 manufacturing jobs equaling a $0.09 or 2.5% wage growth. Was it the fear of interest rates hikes that sparks the sell-off. Or just a panic? Moving forward, what does this mean now? 

Just off the heels of President Trump's State of the Union  where the Commander In Chief proclaimed 2.4 million jobs added, jobless claims at a 45 year low, the Dow Jones roars 25% last year. Analysts believe that the tax cuts and deregulations contributed to corporate profits, employee bonuses and rising stock prices. 

This is all great news for everyone across the board in the financial world. So why then did the markets react as they did? Is this a sign of something positive or an inkling of a much more volatile market in the days ahead.

The possible worry could have been if the Federal Reserve decided to rise rates. Which would have a rippling effect within the financial industry. 

Federal Reserve "Fed" for short, is an U.S. financial institution who job is primarily responsible for the upkeep of our banking system. It can dispense trillions of dollar into the economy to stimulate growth and employment.

Why rise the interest rates? Generally, in fear of "inflation" or simply, if your money starts to buy you less than before.  Another way to look at inflation, there is more money circulating than products to buy. So the bank slow down the money power by making it hard to borrow.  In a nutshell!

The  fed regulate the base interest rate that banks can lend funds to another bank. All other banks rates are adjusted around this set figure. Higher rates means less loans, because more interest in being paid on the money they already have in the banks.

They first raise the rates they charge large corporation better known as prime-rates. Next, mortgages and credit cards are rated against the prime. Then , small business and personal loans are affected. And that folks, is how they run our money. 

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Makes you think a little about why all the fuss over altcoins & cryptocurrencies. 

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Makes you go uhmm.........

Yes, even the digital currency has taken on their fair share of onslaught this week. All major cryptocurrencies are in a back paddling mode. 

As always, best bet is to hodl, cryptocurrency should have been brought with the intention of a long-term investment. If you must sell, do 30%  and re-invest into another altcoin.

Always do your due diligence and seek professionals in that field. 

Top 10 Marijuana/Cannabis Stock

ACBFF  - Aurora Cannabis Inc  -17.84%
GWPH   - GW Pharma PLC             -1.77%
PRMCF - Cronos Group Inc         -15.19%
TWMJF - Canopy Growth Corp  -13.59%
CBDS   - Cannabis Sativa Inc    -7.09%
THCBF - THC Biomed Intl Ltd    -22.36%
APHQF - Aphria Inc                       -12.13%
SMG      - Scotts Miracle-Gro    - 0.24%
MEDFF - MedReleaf Corp            -12.31%
CNTTF - CannTrust Holdings      -10.73%


ETFs To Watch (Cannabis related):

  • American Growth Fund Series Two Class E     (AMREX)        $4.57     -0.20     4.19%
  • Cronos Group Inc.                                                     (PRMCF)         $5.51     -0.99    15.19%
  • ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF                       (MJX)              $30.42  -2.49     7.57% 
  • Horizons Medical Marijuana Life Sciences     (HMMJ)          $16.45   -1.83     10.01%
  • AdvisorShares Vice ETF                                             (ACT)               $26.22   +0.40   1.50%

 02/03/2018 Market Summary

Dow Jones       @ $25,520.96 (-665.75   2.54%)

Nasdaq                @ $7,240.95  (-144.92   1.96%)

S&P 500    @ $2,762.13  (-59.85     2.12%)

*In the CRYPTO world "HODL"*           Sell some, Hold others!!!

  • BTC Bitcoin  - $8.896.43  -2.52%  (24 hr.)
  • BCH Bitcoin cash - $1,220.97  -5.62%
  • ETH Ethereum - $991.05   -10.16%  
  • XRP Ripple -  $0.896   -6.74%
  • LTC Litecoin -$131.73  -7.26%
  • NEO NEO - $121.21   -3.52%
  • ADA Cardano - $0.396  -6.02%

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Companies that I am researching in 2018. These are not recommendation as stated, yet, are companies within industries that I feel are worthy of potential gains

WeHit's 2018 PICK & TRACK  02/03/2018 
AMBA  Ambarella Inc $48.15 -1.59                3.20%             
ACBFF  Aurora Cannabis Inc $6.86 -1.49                17.84%
AVAV    AeroVironment Inc $49.78 -2.67                5.09%
EXEL    Exelixis Inc $30.22 -0.44                1.44%
A      Agilent Techn. Inc. $71.25 -1.62                2.21%
HIMX   Himax Techn. Inc. $8.60 +0.23               2.75%           
HTC      HTC Corp$70.60 +0.10               0.14%  
RIOT    Riot Blockchain Inc $12.16 -0.14               1.14%         
SIEB     Siebert Financial Corp. $8.68 -0.32               3.56%                  
STM     STMicroelectronics $22.83 -0.80               3.39%     
ARE    Alexandria Real Estate Equit $124.12 -1.16               0.93%
SYNA    Synaptics Inc. $41.20 -1.33               3.13%                 
IBB      iShare NASDAQ Biotech ETF $112.14 -1.84              1.61% 
TWMJF  Canopy Growth corp $19.40 -3.05              13.59%           
KEYS     Keysight Technologies $46.38 -0.81              1.72%  
VFFIF    Village Farms International  $5.75 -0.68             10.62%                    
O A         Orbital ATK Inc.$131.86 -0.14              0.11%
VRTHF  Veritas Pharma  $0.45 -0.03              6.03%                     
VTC       Vertcoins $3.22                       -1.82%  
VUZI     Vuzix Corp. $8.45 -0.25              2.87%

Weekend  5  BIG GAINERs & LOSERs  02/03/2018 
Mattel Inc $16.53 +1.21                 7.90%

Motorola Solutions Inc $103.87 +4.90                  4.95%

Charter Comm Inc $387.50 +16.32                4.40%

XL Group Ltd$38.25 +1.46                  3.97%

Edwards Lifesciences Corp $131.83 +4.70                  3.70%

Freeport-McMoRan Inc $17.97 -1.48                  7.61%

Fortune Brands Home & Sec. Inc $64.90 -4.93                  7.06%

Clorox Co $130.91 -9.42                  6.71%

Advanced Micro Devices Inc$12.45 -0.80                  6.04%

CBS Corp $55.40 -3.53                  5.99%


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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Are Cannabis/Marijuana ETF Worth The Buzz.....opps, I Mean Worth The BUY?

 There's plenty of chat and buzz surrounding all things "Cannabis". Whether it be medical, recreational or governmental. The interest has never had so much enthusiasm or as much attentiveness as the marijuana/cannabis industry has in recent years.

As more and more states & countries are realizing not only the medical benefits of the notorious weed. They are succumb or better yet, enticed by it's financial rewards. There are huge gains & economical advantages within it's grasp. 

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The tax revenues associated with the expansion of legalized cannabis has proving fruitful in every state. Colorado saw a 57% increase in state tax between 2015 & 2016. Across the board, theses states are seeing much higher tax collection than even from alcohol taxes. 

Despite the nasty history this plant has had to lived with. There is no denying that the benefits of legalization of marijuana/cannabis outweighs any past negatives. As I'm sure with most of the mentality in the political world....with states that have legalized marijuana having generated some $1.5 billion in tax revenues, Money talks BS walks!

There is a business side to the medical & recreational cannabis industry. which means there is also a financial side to it as well. Now, I'm not talking about the profits or taxation of the business yet, the investment side. 

As businesses develop and expand, the need for capital also increases. These legal marijuana business operate just as any other company. And just like any other company, they can be sold. as a private citizen can own a piece of that company by buying shares or stock. 

Navigating the varies options can be a little mind twisting. But, we will take one slice of that puzzle and present it to you. That option is called EFT. And they are doing very well, in the early stages of this young volatile industry.


Exchange Traded Funds - Essentially, is a group of investments packages together and traded as one on the markets. They are similar to mutual funds (kind of what you have in your 401K plan). You would buy shares of these packaged investments for long term, short sell or on margins that are within a particular index, say, the Dow Jones (DJIA), S&P 500, the Nasdaq or the Russell 2000

More popular now then they were in the early 80's when they were introduced. Most likely because they are less expensive to manage. Yet, their idea function is to trade at a consistent level as the index themselves. Meaning, fund manager use an investment strategy called Passive investing. Which tries to mimic the performance of the stocks within that particular index.  For instance,  your portfolio are groups of companies on Nasdaq. Whatever that market does as a whole, your fund manager will track and make adjustments accordingly. Typically, there are low turnover and lower management fees providing better returns.

ETFs To Watch For......

  • American Growth Fund Series Two Class E (AMREX) $4.82 +0.06 1.26%
  • Cronos Group Inc. (PRMCF) $9.31 +0.39 4.37%
  • ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJX) $39.19 +0.35  0.90% 
  • Horizons Medical Marijuana Life Sciences  (HMMJ) $23.87 +0.08 0.34%
  • Tierra XP Latin America Real Estate ETF (LARE) $29.24 +0.08 0.29% 

 01/23/2018 Market Summary

Dow Jones  @ $26.210.81 (-3.79   0.01%)

Nasdaq         @ $7,460.29 (+52.26 0.71%)

S&P 500   @ $2,839.13 (+6.16  0.22%)

 'HODL" On those cryptocurrencies!
  • Bitcoin - $10,876.65  -0.80% (24 hr. Change)
  • Bitcoin cash - $1,613.13  -1.09%
  • Ethereum - $986.84  -1.46%  
  • Ripple -  $1.35  +1.42%
  • Litecoin -$177.64  -0.58%
  • Neo - $122.20  +0.03%
  • Cardano - $0.560  -1.84%

My next 5 of 20 companies that I am researching in 2018. These are not recommendation as stated, yet, are companies within industries that I feel are worthy of potential gains

ARE    Alexandria Real Estate Equit ~

SYNA    Synaptics Inc. ~

IBB      iShare NASDAQ Biotech ETF ~

TWMJF  Canopy Growth corp ~

KEYS     Keysight Technologies ~

WeHit's 2018 PICK & TRACK  01/24/2018 
AMBA  Ambarella Inc $55.52 +0.78                1.51%             
ACBFF  Aurora Cannabis Inc $11.94 +0.29                2.48%
AVAV    AeroVironment Inc $52.94 -0.13                 0.24%
EXEL    Exelixis Inc $30.40 +0.96                3.26%
A      Agilent Techn. Inc. $73.44 -0.03                0.04%
HIMX   Himax Techn. Inc. $9.20 -0.22                2.35%           
HTC      HTC Corp$69.40 +0.10                0.14%  
RIOT    Riot Blockchain Inc $19.60 +0.12                0.62%             
SIEB     Siebert Financial Corp. $11.51 -1.03                8.21%                  
STM     STMicroelectronics $24.60 -0.32                1.26%                 
ARE    Alexandria Real Estate Equit $127.67 +0.35              0.27%
SYNA    Synaptics Inc. $44.90 -0.45               0.99%                 
IBB      iShare NASDAQ Biotech ETF $116.81 +1.29               1.12% 
TWMJF  Canopy Growth corp $29.49 -0.56              1.86%           
KEYS     Keysight Technologies $46.55 +0.08              0.18%  
VFFIF    Village Farms International  $7.16 +0.15              2.11%                    
O A         Orbital ATK Inc.$132.47 -0.26              0.20%
VRTHF  Veritas Pharma  $0.62 -0.01              1.20%                     
VTC       Vertcoins $4.30                       -4.23%  
VUZI     Vuzix Corp. $9.95 +0.70             7.57%    

DAILY  5  WINNERs & LOSERs  @ Sessions Close 
ResMed $100.35 + 12.73                14.53%

Mattel Inc. $17.76 + 1.67                 10.38%

Netflix Inc. $250.29 +22.71                 9.98%

Travelers Companies inc.$143.26 +7.00                  5.03%

Range Resources Corp $17.33 +0.77                  4.65%

SCANA Corp $41.16 -2.18                 5.03%

Johnson & Johnson $141.83 -6.31                  4.26%

Procter & Gamble CO $89.05 -2.82                 3.07%

Allstate Corp$101.25 -3.18                 3.05%

Ultra Beauty Inc. $228.79 -6.22                 2.65%


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Saturday, January 13, 2018

The Markets Continue To Advance 2 wks Into 2018

Upward trend in US markets

The US markets continues to sustain it's record breaking momentum. Rising almost 1% this week, 27k on the DOW Jones $25,803.19  +228.86 (+0.89%) will surely present itself in a timely manner. 

Despite interest rate worries earlier in the week, the S&P 500 had it 7th straight week of gains @ $2,786.24  +18.68 (+0.67%).  While the Nasdaq advanced $7,261.06  +49.28 (+0.68%) and the Russell 2000 inched upward of  $1,591.97  +5.18 (+0.33%).  

In other financial news, experts believe the 1st half of 2018 will continue in a strong manner on the heels of  4th quarter reports due out within the next few weeks. Starting with banking giant, JPMorgan Chase surpassing earnings expectations.

Boeing Co. (BA), perhaps it's their concept hyper-sonic aircraft design, maybe the future in unmanned cargo vehicles or in fact just the upswing in final orders in late December. With that combination, could explain Boeing's strong week end finish @ $335.11 +6.99 (2.13%)  

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The social media giant Facebook Inc. (FB) dipped -8.40 (4.40%) to $179.37 after announcing changes to their News-feed. These changes, will stream more personal news-feed whether than brands. Which in turn may result in less time being spend on the site.

Gold, natural gas & commodities all enjoyed a boost this week as well. 

Investors are becoming a bit more cautious as they look for a more volatile market in the near future. The assistance of the 2017 tax cuts has continued to improve economic growth and corporate earnings, in turn should fortify decent growth well into 2018.

The "2018 Wehit "Pick & Track" chart will be my own personal top 16 pick that I have an interest in. These picks, I will post as of this posting several times a week on their progress.
They are a variation of biotech, technology, cannabis and cryptocurrency entities. I am watching the performance of these stocks as part of an on-going research into these industries in 2018. Again, these are of interest to @wehit and are in no way a recommendati

WeHIT 2018 PICK & TRACK  UPDATED 01/12/2018
AMBA  Ambarella Inc $54.92 +0.25                 0.46%             
ACBFF  Aurora Cannabis Inc $8.30 -1.45                 14.87%
AVAV    AeroVironment Inc $54.07 +1.17                 2.21%
EXEL    Exelixis Inc $30.38 +0.30                 1.00%
ETH      Ethereum $1297.95                           9.89%
HIMX   Himax Techn. Inc. $10.70 -0.01                  0.09%           
HTC      HTC Corp$71.30 +1.10                 1.57%  
RIOT    Riot Blockchain Inc $21.88 +1.03                 4.94%             
SIEB     Siebert Financial Corp. $14.16 -0.69                  4.65%                  
STM     STMicroelectronics $24.23 +0.22                 0.92%                 

SYNA    Synaptics Inc. $49.76 +5.86                13.35%                 

TWMJF  Canopy Growth corp $25.91 -4.14                 13.79%           

VFFIF    Village Farms International Inc $5.76 -0.30                  4.89%                    

VRTHF  Veritas Pharma  $0.65 -0.04                 5.14%                     
VTC       Vertcoins $6.51                          16.77%  
VUZI     Vuzix Corp. $8.55 +0.55                6.88%    

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These top 5 winners and losers charts below. I will track for informational purposes. What stocks are up or down and information on their performances. 

GREEN - are UP in performances
Red - are DOWN in performances

TOP  5  WINNERs & LOSERs   01/12/2018
KODK  Eastman Kodak $9.20  +6.05                   192.06%

DST  DST Systems $83.51 +19.69                  30.85%

KEN  Kenon Holding $29.72 +6.37                    27.28%

WTW Weight Watcher$59.44 +12.53                 26.71%

CTH Community Health Systems $5.15 +1.07                   26.23%

NVTA  Invitae $7.58 -2.47                    24.58%

SVU Supervalu $16.33 -4.56                   21.83%

EXPR  Express $7.26 -1.89                   20.66%

AYI  Acuity Brands$158.74 -26.62                 14.36%

GCAP  GAIN Capital Holdings $8.40 -1.32                   13.58%


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