Showing posts with label investments. Show all posts
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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Sit Down, Be Humble Be Calm......Stocks, Crypto Markets ~ This Is What Mr. Market Does!


Introducing Mr. Market,

Stock prices move around wildly over very short periods of time. This does not mean that the values of the underlying companies have changed very much during that same period. In effect, the stock market acts very much like a crazy guy named Mr. Market.” ~ Joel GreenblattThe Little Book That Beats the Market




 02/06/2018 Market Summary

Market Quotes by TradingView



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


Top 10 Marijuana/Cannabis Stock

Market Quotes by TradingView






ETFs To Watch (Cannabis related):

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

  • BTC Bitcoin         - $7,623.82  +11.40%  (24 hr.)
  • BCH Bitcoin cash    - $952.24  +4.84%
  • ETH Ethereum         - $775.64   +4.94%  
  • XRP Ripple                -  $0.756   +11.79%
  • LTC Litecoin              -$140.22   +13.81%
  • NEO NEO              - $101.99  +28.54%
  • ADA Cardano       - $0.357   +18.32%


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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 2018 PICK & TRACK  02/06/2018 
COMPANY LAST CHANGE     %
AMBA  Ambarella Inc $47.80 +0.41                0.87%             
ACBFF  Aurora Cannabis Inc $9.22 +1.85                 25.10%
AVAV    AeroVironment Inc $47.96 +0.53                 1.12%
EXEL    Exelixis Inc $29.03 +0.57                 2.00%
A      Agilent Techn. Inc. $68.45 +0.23                 0.34%
HIMX   Himax Techn. Inc. $7.99 +0.23                 2.96%           
HTC      HTC Corp$63.30 +1.00                 1.61%  
RIOT    Riot Blockchain Inc $12.95 +2.25                 21.03%             
SIEB     Siebert Financial Corp. $8.86 +062                  7.52%                  
STM     STMicroelectronics $22.87 +0.58                 2.60%                 
ARE    Alexandria Real Estate Equit $118.54 +1.31                    1.09%
SYNA    Synaptics Inc. $40.95 +1.87                   4.79%                 
IBB      iShare NASDAQ Biotech ETF $109.36 +2.18                    2.03% 
TWMJF  Canopy Growth corp $23.00 +3.65                   18.88%           
KEYS     Keysight Technologies $45.15 +0.31                    0.69%  
VFFIF    Village Farms Intl  $5.98 +0.68                   12.86%                    
O A         Orbital ATK Inc.$131.13 +0.61                   0.47%
VRTHF  Veritas Pharma  $0.39 +0.02                   4.29%                     
VTC       Vertcoins $2.93                            35.11%  
VUZI     Vuzix Corp. $8.12 +0.18                  2.20%    





DAILY  5  GAINERs & LOSERs  
COMPANY LAST CHANGE     %
TripAdvisor Inc $40.84 +5.22                  14.65%


                   
Micron Technology Inc $43.88 +4.48                   11.37%


                  
Skyworks Solutions Inc $104.56 +9.88                   10.44%


                     
Newell Brands Inc$28.75 +2.63                   10.07%


                     
Tapestry Inc $49.02 +4.05                   9.01%


                      
Cboe Clobal Markets Inc $116.94 - 13.59                10.41%


                   
Arconic Inc $25.28 -1.24                   4.68%


                    
Garner Inc $124.02 -4.23                  3.30%


                     
DISH Network Corp$43.32 -1.41                   3.15%


                    
NextEra Energy Inc $149.56 -4.73                  3.07%


                    




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Sunday, February 4, 2018

D.W.W.D. - Do What the Wealthy Do ~ Why They Succeed!

Photo by Olo Eletu 


Anything worthwhile in life is ever free nor easy! Making money, going after goals and even planning your next vacation. All require effort........it's just how the world works. 
WORK, being the keyword here. Some will shed blood, sweat & tears. Others will simply work smarter.

Many of people over the years have tried to short cut, scheme, steal their way into financial freedom. One things is for sure........many have found that in the end, it all catches up with them evenually.

As I research to procure the path to my own prosperity. When it comes to building wealth, I have come across about a dozen traits that stand out. These characteristics are common among the very successful in our society. And it should cause all that aim to succeed to take notice on how the rich build wealth and obtain success in life.

There's been a long standing motto in the entrepreneur circle.......study what your mentor does or take what the person you admire does and simple do what they do.  In our case, we are studying wealth building.......


D.W.W.D.  "DO WHAT the WEALTHY DO"

1) Wealth accumulation or wealth building is purely about your mindset.


Mindset - To establish a set of perspectives within ones thought process.

The mind must be focus in a positive yet passion mentality. Your mindset is not an anchored entity. It must be nourished and developed. This stimulates actions like motivation & productivity. 

Wealthy people also have a leadership mindset. They only follow when they are learning. That learning turns into knowledge that transforms into wisdom. This mindset creates efficient leaders. And great leaders produce results.

In short, train your brain for complete success in the task at hand. 



Excellence is a Choice Video - 100 Day Challenge2) Know where you want to go! 
When you find your path, you must ignore fear. You need to have the courage to risk mistakes. But once you are on that road... run, run, run, and don't stop til you've reached its end.” 
José N. Harris


Direction is important!

You must first know or at least understand where & why you want to go.

You don't generally step out your door, jump in car or on your bike and then travel aimlessly. You have a set place where you want to end up at. Plus, why you wanted to go there!

This is as well in wealth building......do you want to make an extra $500.00 a month? Is the goal $5,000.00 per month? Do you want assets of a million dollar by age of 40?

Define specific amounts and times, then plan to arrive at that destination!


If you have no good drive in you, your life will not be steered through a good direction. It will miss its destined station. Passion or drive is what moves the vehicle of a fulfilled life.” Israelmore Ayivor


3) Live life on your terms 

How does living life on your terms relates to wealth building?

To begin with a lot of us baby-boomers were raised up with the notion that if you go to school/college, get a great job, work your way up the corporate ladder. All would lead to this awesome life. Well, reality is, it isn't a pretty ride. Often times, we are sucked into an anomaly where that J.O.B becomes Just Over Broke!


2nd Quarter Video - 100 Day Challenge Car notes, house payments, student loans, bills bills and more bills. Before you know it your 40/50 years old and retirement is closing in fast. Where did all the years go? What happened to those dreams of travel, fine wines & epic adventures?


Live life on your terms means living the life that you were truly meant to live. It's is your biggest motivator. It should always inspire you to improve the quality of your life. Our life shouldn't be dictated by someone else time clock. 

Life is meant to be lived. With quality time with family and friends. Travels, hobbies and a sense of accomplishments. Financial freedom provides that type of lifestyle. 


Yes, live life on your terms! 


4) Read, that's right read! 

Every person worth more than a million $$$.....reads.

Not only is this a fact, they contribute their success to reading, a lot of reading.


"That's how knowledge works," Warren Buffett told an investment class at Columbia University. "It builds up, like compound interest. All of you can do it, but I guarantee not many of you will do it."

"Books were my path to personal freedom," Oprah Winfrey once said. "I learned to read at age 3 and soon discovered there was a whole world to conquer that went beyond our farm in Mississippi."

Reading increases knowledge, knowledge allows them to see opportunities. Reading improves their business sense, vocabulary, imagination, memory & creativity. Keeping them ahead of their competition. It also helps lower stress, while pushing you towards your goals. 


READ     READ      READ..........!




5) Don't make excuses

Another interesting trait of successful people.......they make no excuses. 


Excuses are just lies wrapped up neatly in reasons. As with any successful person, there will be failure. With a excellent leader they except responsibility. Great leadership except blame, then find ways for improvement.


"Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." ~ George Washington Carver

6) Invest 

Investing is not a savings account. Investing is having your money work for you over a period of time.

Investments creates wealth, just ask Warren Buffett. Mr. Buffett, one of America's wealthiest citizen with an estimated $76 Billion worth. Did so by investing, he give us these snippets........


"Long ago, Ben Graham taught me that 'Price is what you pay; value is what you get.' Whether we're talking about socks or stocks, I like buying quality merchandise when it is marked down."
"If you aren't willing to own a stock for ten years, don't even think about owning it for ten minutes. Put together a portfolio of companies whose aggregate earnings march upward over the years, and so also will the portfolio's market value."
  "Successful Investing takes time, discipline and patience. No matter how great the talent or effort, some things just take time: You can't produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant."

Investing is a great way to beat inflation, much better than your ordinary saving account.


Invest in stocks, over say bonds, simply because over time they usually perform better and is your best shot at the highest returns.


Property investments have also proven to be fruitful for many of the successful.


Having a balanced diversified portfolio will create a higher yields while minimizing risks.

Last but not least,
An educated investor can help you reach your financial goals. The stock market has compounded wealth over the long term.  And has historically doubled every 10 years.

 Think long-term!



7) Triple D's

Stay focus now, get your mind out the gutter. 

D.D.D stands for Don't Do Debt! Your biggest obstacle towards wealth building is debt. Eliminated it at all cost. If you can't pay for it in cash..........then you can't afford it!

No further explanation needed! 

8) Eliminate self gratification

An important mindset that is tied in with D.D.D., is self-gratification. The indulgence or satisfaction of one's own desires. 

You want it now, but you'll pay for it later. This is also a wealth building killer. Including myself, many many people remain in debt because of the urge to have it now. 


Practice delayed gratification, or deferred gratification, the ability to resist the temptation for an immediate satisfaction and wait for a later reward. 

Save that $5 today, have $5 next month.
Don't buy that flat screen now on your credit card @ $2,000.00 with principles over two years. Save for one year, buy the new improved model for $900.00 next year.
Invest that $1100.00!


9) Seek prosperity, abundance

Money is actually everywhere, even in bad economic times, money is out there. It's circulating some where. I was reading somewhere or heard this at a seminar. And remember this example about money: 



Take an item, sale it to someone. Now there are two situations going on here right now. 


Person 1) has money to buy or paid something. 
Person 2) has something to sale.

P1) now buys or pays for a product or service somewhere. This payment has now transferred between 3 people.

P2) decides to sale that item for a profit. P2) now has a payment (money) and has put a product back into circulation. 

That money is doing nothing but circulating.



I have always said to myself.....all I want to do is get caught up in that whirlpool of money. It's my version of the rich get richer. (I wrote in an earlier article......don't hate on the hustle who flips his profits.)



Think BIG, Dream BIG.......Do BIG things!  

10) Figure out a NEED then FULFILL it.

One way to build wealth is to create an income. We do this by starting that chain reaction mentioned above. Sale something that someone wants and supply it to them. 

Supply and demand, it's been done for centuries. Provide a better product, an improved service or simply offer an outstanding value.


Find a need and fill it.   ~ Ruth Stafford Peale

11)  Associate with those you want to be like


If you wanted to become a baseball player, would you spend your day around people who build cars all day? Your interest is flying airplane, why would you read books about sail boats? Have you every seen a drug addict hanging around a fitness junkie? It's kind of easy to understand the simplicity of this.

You are a product of your environment. I believe it was Jim Rohn that said it best........
“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
It will be that surrounding that will shape who you are and what you'll be come.

"It’s better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you’ll drift in that direction." ~ Warren Buffet
Successful wealthy people always have MENTORS!

12) GIVE back

You go to church, you know about tithe. Which means “10% of your earnings to your church,” yet in the Old Testament, it actually was 10% paid twice a year (20%) of your crop or cattle to the land of Israel. Just a little biblical knowledge

 All the same, giving back has many benefit and gratification.

This is be a conscious decision. Yet, giving is a spiritual being. Those that give back find that it does come back to them in some form.

 As in tithe, when you give 10%, you are likely to receive even more back. Is this a scientific fact or simply the law of attraction? 

There are however, tax-benefits as well. In most cases, one can deduct anywhere from 30% - 50% of your adjusted gross income in charitable contributions.  

At the end of the day..........it's a great feeling, so give when you can 😉



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Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Marijuana Justice Act & Other Petitions to Legalize Cannabis In the America



When I was back in school.......some years ago. And I don't mean "some" as in a few. I'm a little ole school, and that's quite alright, I am very grateful to this journey. I have witness some remarkable changes that life has evolved into over the last very few decades. And I remember one of them being a conversation within my group or squad as they are called nowadays. I had a prediction that within my lifetime, marijuana would be legalized. 

For me, it was just simple common sense. If they allow alcohol consumption in every states, why not treat marijuana just like they would alcohol. More so, wouldn't that create an entirely profitable industry, as well as enhance another. Referring to the agriculture (farmer) industry. Tax it like tobacco, add in the medical benefits. I'm worrying what took so long?   

Even then, I had this notion that legalization could do more good than harm. Which seems now, to be the sentiments reflected in today's society. 

Wish I could have called a few more predictions like that! 

A poll conducted a few months ago, found nearly 65% of U.S. citizens now support the legalization of marijuana. This is the largest pro-cannabis surveyed in over 5 decades and doesn't seem to be slowing down. Top that with 90% of it's citizens are also in favor of medical cannabis use.

All over, states like Vermont who became the 1st state in 2018 to legalize the plant with New Hampshire following suit as it has a bill already in it's House of Representatives. With 12 states in total  with Bills for legalization. 8 more states have regulation that treat marijuana the same as alcohol. 9 states are looking into research medical programs. While 8 states are looking to decriminalize small amounts of cannabis. Another 23 states have already imposed simple fines, removed jail-time for personal possession. 

PROs - Increased revenues, Medical marijuana (both THC and CBD) while providing law enforcement and the courts with more money (through tax revenue).  Utilize time to focus on more violent crimes, black market, safety (quality).



CONs - Marijuana additive, health issues.....that include lungs, brain function, memory etc,.  Mind altering, can become gateway. All of which would need further studies due to the lack of deep accurate research.




Bills, Laws & Petitions







S.1689 - Marijuana Justice Act of 2017


Introduced by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), this piece of legislation, the Marijuana Justice Act S.1689, would legalize marijuana on the federal level. Ending the prohibition on marijuana that has been around since 1937, by removing the drug from the DEA’s list of controlled substances entirely.

This bill would also allow judicial review of anybody serving a prison sentence for it's possession and even provide financial (tax) incentives for states to legalize it as well. 



H.R.4815 - Marijuana Justice Act of 2018


Is similar to the bill above, Rep. Barbara Lee as well as Sen. C. Booker introduced the two bills to both chambers of Congress.  The meat and potatoes of this bill includes...... 


(1) remove marijuana from the US Controlled Substances Act, thereby ending the federal criminalization of cannabis;
 (2) incentives states to mitigate existing and ongoing racial disparities in state-level marijuana arrests; 
(3) expunge federal convictions specific to marijuana possession; (4) allow individuals currently serving time in federal prison for marijuana-related violations to petition the court for resentencing; (5) and create a community reinvestment fund to invest in communities most impacted by the failed War on Drugs.



H.R.1227 — 115th Congress (2017-2018) -


It removes marijuana and tetrahydrocannabinols from schedule I. (A schedule I controlled substance is a drug, substance, or chemical that: has a high potential for abuse; has no currently accepted medical value; and is subject to regulatory controls and administrative, civil, and criminal penalties under the Controlled Substances Act.)

Also eliminating criminal penalties for an individual who imports, exports, manufactures, distributes, or possesses with intent to distribute marijuana.

It will make it a crime to knowingly ship or transport marijuana into a state where its receipt, possession, or sale is prohibited. Violator will be subject to criminal penalties.



H.R. 3391: The Medical Marijuana Research Act of 2017 

This bill amends the federal law so that scientist can facilitate clinical studies involving the use of cannabis and cannabis-derived products




Top 10 Marijuana/Cannabis Stock


ACBFF - Aurora Cannabis Inc     -12.54%
GWPH - GW Pharma PLC           -1.76%
PRMCF - Cronos Group Inc         -11.60%
TWMJF - Canopy Growth Corp  -10.92%
CBDS - Cannabis Sativa Inc          -7.87%
THCBF - THC Biomed Intl Ltd    -13.02%
APHQF - Aphria Inc                      -11.61%
SMG - Scotts Miracle-Gro Co       +0.48%
MEDFF - MedReleaf Corp            -9.45%
CNTTF - CannTrust Holdings      -8.70%








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ETFs To Watch (Cannabis related):


  • American Growth Fund Series Two Class E (AMREX)  $4.77   -0.06    1.24%
  • Cronos Group Inc.                                             (PRMCF)   $6.50   -0.85   11.60%
  • ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF                   (MJX)        $32.91  -2.19    6.24% 
  • Horizons Medical Marijuana Life Sciences  (HMMJ)    $18.28 -1.91     9.46%
  • AdvisorShares Vice ETF                                     (ACT)       $26.62  +0.04  0.15%


 02/01/2018 Market Summary



Dow Jones       @ $26.186.71 (+37.32   0.14%)

Nasdaq                @ $7,385.86 (-25.62   0.35%)


S&P 500    @ $2,821.98 (-1.83     0.06%)





*IN the Crypto World it's all about the "HODL"*

  • BTC Bitcoin  - $8.886.72  -13.30%  (24 hr.)
  • BCH Bitcoin cash - $1,220.26  -18.35%
  • ETH Ethereum - $992.37  -11.69%  
  • XRP Ripple -  $0.903   -21.93%
  • LTC Litecoin -$137.82  -16.33%
  • NEO NEO - $118.97  -18.58%
  • ADA Cardano - $0.386  -26.31%

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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  02/01/2018 
COMPANY LAST CHANGE     %
AMBA  Ambarella Inc $49.74 -0.66                1.31%             
ACBFF  Aurora Cannabis Inc $8.35 -1.20                12.54%
AVAV    AeroVironment Inc $52.45 +1.09                 2.12%
EXEL    Exelixis Inc $30.66 +0.35                1.15%
A      Agilent Techn. Inc. $72.84 -0.62                0.84%
HIMX   Himax Techn. Inc. $8.37 -0.16                1.88%           
HTC      HTC Corp$70.60 +0.10                0.14%  
RIOT    Riot Blockchain Inc $12.30 -1.45              10.55%         
SIEB     Siebert Financial Corp. $9.00 -0.17               1.85%                  
STM     STMicroelectronics $23.63 -0.26               1.09%     
ARE    Alexandria Real Estate Equit $125.22 -4.43               3.42%
SYNA    Synaptics Inc. $42.53 -0.81               1.87%                 
IBB      iShare NASDAQ Biotech ETF $113.98 -0.10              0.09% 
TWMJF  Canopy Growth corp $22.45 -2.75              10.92%           
KEYS     Keysight Technologies $47.15 +0.43              0.92%  
VFFIF    Village Farms International  $6.44 -0.44              6.41%                    
O A         Orbital ATK Inc.$132.00 +0.11              0.08%
VRTHF  Veritas Pharma  $0.48 -0.04              7.57%                     
VTC       Vertcoins $2.91                       -24.10%  
VUZI     Vuzix Corp. $8.70 -0.04              4.40%





Week's  5  BIG GAINERs & LOSERs  02/01/2018 
COMPANY LAST CHANGE     %
Qorvo Inc. $83.34 +11.57                16.12%


                   
eBay Inc.  $46.19 +5.61                  13.82%


                  
Skyworks solutions Inc. $103.15 +5.94                  6.11%


                     
Eaton Corp. PLC$87.86 +3.89                  4.63%


                     
AT&T Inc. $39.16 +1.71                  4.57%

PayPal Holdings Inc $78.40 -6.92                8.11%


                   
Tractor Supply Co. $71.44 -4.81                 6.31%


                    
United Parcel Service Inc $119.51 -7.84                6.13%


                     
Hershey Co.$103.77 -6.56                 5.95%


                    
Cadence Design Sys Inc $42.23 -2.63                 5.86%


                    



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