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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

HODL - 26K Think Long Term & Other Investment Trends

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It's a brand new day.......

After a rollercoaster of a ride yesterday on Wall street, record high ends the session today. The DOW Jones after breaking the 26K barrier yesterday did not sustain there. However, today.......

  • DJI closed over 26K at $26,115.62 (+322.79   1.25%)
  • Nasdaq $7,298.28 (+74.59    1.03%)
  • S&P 500  $2,802.56  (+26.14   0.94%)

Encouraging statements out of APPLE (APPL) $179.10 (+2.91 1.65%), as they announce a $350 billion investment excluding a $5 billion advanced manufacturing fund & expects to add 20,000 jobs over the next 5 years. All the while it will pay a $38 billion tax bill, so that foreign money can be moved back into the US.

Boeing Co (BA) $351.01 (+15.85   4.73%)  Travel, airbus demands seems to be the motivation behind it's strong market growth.

IBM (IBM) $168.65 (+4.80  2.93%) up on speculations of cloud computing, possible share gains in microprocessors on the wake of Intel & Advanced Micro Devices chip flaws.

On the crypto front the word of the day is 'HODL" 

As I mentioned in yesterday post. This is what the markets do. Spikes & dips......Candlesticks

Yet, rest assure that the current market actions are just what is needed......volatility! When you have a 2000% upward trend over the course of 12 months, one can surely expect this kind of market actions 01/16/2018. Where most altcoins took between a 16.00% and 30.00% dip.

People have to remember that in the early stage of the game, long-term should be the thought process. Hold, study what are the causes, act but don't over react!

There will be multiple situations over the coming months/years that will cause one to go into panic mode. Regulatory concerns, China, Korea, the US dollar, gold prices. The list can go on. Yet, knowing that you are in it for the long haul should be of some relief.  

If you are one of the early birds that got in some year ago and beyond. You are still sitting pretty. Your gains far out weight any current losses of recent days.  From the chart below, you can see that most top coins are up in the plus range over the last 24 hrs.
  • Bitcoin - $11,426.15  +8.28 (24 hr. Change)
  • Bitcoin cash - $1,769.67  8.09%
  • Ethereum - $1,045.12  12.26%  
  • Ripple -  $1.33  +33.60%
  • Litecoin -$192.89  +16.33%
  • Neo - $152.69  +30.56%
  • Cardano - $0.673  +29.61

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

HIMX   Himax Techn. Inc. ~ Headquartered in Taiwan in 2001, dedicated to display imaging processing technologies.
Himax is a worldwide market leader in display driver ICs and timing controllers used in TVs, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, car navigation, virtual reality (VR) devices and many other consumer electronics devices. Additionally, Himax designs and provides controllers for touch sensor displays, in-cell Touch and Display Driver Integration (TDDI) single-chip solutions, LED driver ICs, power management ICs, scaler products for monitors and projectors, tailor-made video processing IC solutions, silicon IPs and LCOS micro-displays for augmented reality (AR) devices and head-up displays (HUD) for automotive.

HTC      HTC Corp ~ Founded in 1997 this innovator in communcation and internet. Since 2014, they expanded into IoT categories and launched HTC RE™ camera and unveiled UA HealthBox™ to bring an innovative approach to fitness technology. HTC VIVE™ provides users the most immersive virtual reality experience.

RIOT    Riot Blockchain Inc ~ A first mover on the NASDAQ focused on blockchain technology. Leverages its expertise and network to build and support blockchain technology companies. Entered into a definitive agreement to complete a transaction with Cresval Capital Corp.  TessPay is a blockchain company developing a supply chain payment platform for businesses to attempt to guarantee payment on time and in full.

SIEB     Siebert Financial Corp. ~ Originated around 1886, this holding company offers discount brokerage services through its subsidiary Muriel Siebert & Co., which has been in business and a member of the New York Stock Exchange since 1967.  A letter of intent with (NASDAQ:OSTK) to offer discount brokerage services through a portal on Overstock's website will launch 1Q of 2018

STM     STMicroelectronics  Is a French-Italian multinational electronics and semiconductor manufacturer headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. 

Among the world’s largest semiconductor companies is a leading Integrated Device Manufacturer serving all electronics segments.  A leading technology innovator (approximately 7,500 people working in R&D, ~16,000 owned patents in ~9,500 patent families and ~500 new patent filed. 

WeHIT 2018 PICK & TRACK  UPDATED 01/17/2018
AMBA  Ambarella Inc$53.80+0.11            0.20%             
ACBFF  Aurora Cannabis Inc$9.92+0.30           3.12%
AVAV    AeroVironment Inc$53.42+1..01          1.93%
EXEL    Exelixis Inc$27.49-2.16            7.28%
  A      Agilent Techn. Inc.$72.06+0.83            1.17%
HIMX   Himax Techn. Inc.$9.89+0.02             0.20%           
HTC      HTC Corp$73.00+0.40             0.55%  
RIOT    Riot Blockchain Inc$17.76-0.52              2.84%            
SIEB     Siebert Financial Corp.$13.68+1.86             153.74%                  
STM     STMicroelectronics$24.34+0.44              1.84%                 
ARE    Alexandria Real Estate$125.50+0.57              0.46%
SYNA    Synaptics Inc.$46.82-0.54              1.14%                 
IBB      iShare NASDAQ Biotech ETF$111.41+0.81             0.73% 
TWMJF  Canopy Growth corp$30.24+0.98             3.36%           
KEYS     Keysight Technologies$46.01+1.26              2.82%  
VFFIF    Village Farms Inter.$6.20+0.01              0.11%                    
O A         Orbital ATK Inc.$131.72-0.03               0.02%
VRTHF  Veritas Pharma $0.66+0.05              7.65%                     
VTC       Vertcoins$4.14                      10.82%  
VUZI     Vuzix Corp.$8.20+0.05             0.61%

DAILY  5  GAINERS & LOSERs   01/17/2018
Lam Research Corp $205.08  +14.69                7.72%

KLA - Tencor Corp $113.49 +5.83                   5.42%

Texas Instrument Inc $119.16 +6.24                    5.53%

Applied Materials Inc$57.34 +2.84                    5.21%

Boeing Co $351.01 +15.70                   4.68%

Ford Motor Co $12.18 -0.92                     7.02%

Fastenal Co $52.20 -3.24                     5.84%

General Electric Co $17.35 -0.86                     4.72%

DISH Network Corp$45.45 -2.54                     5.29%

Dentsply Sirona Inc $62.65 -3.00                     4.57%


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Monday, January 15, 2018

My Personal Top PICK & TRACK Stocks for 2018

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The "2018 Wehit "Pick & Track" chart will be a personal top 20 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 recommendation.

Stocks are a weird entity of sorts.  For centuries humans have made and lost fortunes in the markets. Billions have been invested, millions spent trying to understand it's behavior. Which is probably why we are drawn towards it's unpredictability and risk it's financial rewards.


01/16/2018 (LOTs  of REDS)

Today, the Dow hits 26K yet closed out at $25,792.86  -10.33  0.04% (+4.34 for the year)

As the Nasdaq slides $7,224.00 -37.06  0.51% (+4.64 for the year)

While the S&P500 holds @ 2776.42 0.00  0.00% (+3.85 for 2018)

All on the heels of the euro as it hits a 3yr. high against the USD.

GE takes a beating, dipping -0.55  2.93% to $18.21

In the crypto world,  also on edge, even though the altcoins are performing as expected when you throw volatility in the mix. Still, most took a grave hit today.

  • Bitcoin - $11,256.55  -16.39%
  • Bitcoin cash - $1,770.17  -23.03%
  • Ethereum - $1,036.69  -17.42%  
  • Ripple -  $1.21  -24.39%
  • Litecoin -$189.46  -16.37%
  • Neo - $142.17  -21.58%
  • Cardano - $0.595  -19.67

It seems that most altcoins took a huge dip between -16.00% to -30.00%

Welcome to the world of investments........

The stock markets with it's SPIKE's (up's) and DIP's (down's) acts almost as if they were a pinball machine, bouncing around, up & down day in day out.  Never knowing when that ball will slip between your flippers. 

Yet, the financial returns are a sense of  future security, particular when in it for the long-term. If you are planning to invest in a company knowingly for 5, 10 15 years. Tracking will only cause you an emotional distress. That seesaw reflection you will witness, likely will keep you up at nights.

However, tracking the companies that you have shares with is your obligation .  As an investor, you want as much information on financial reports, company earnings, quarterly meetings, management changes and data on stocks. Again, this is your duty, as your future yields & gains depends on knowing the happenings of said company.

Below, I have taken the first 5 of 20 companies that I am researching in 2018. These are not recommendation as stated, yet, are within industries that I feel are worthy of potential gains. 

We have watch the markets doing extremely well recently. And giving the current tax breaks, industries , the likes of Biotech, including medical marijuana, companies involved in drones, virtual/augmented (VR/AR) reality technologies as well as altcoins, stand to do very well in my opinion this year.

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AMBA  Ambarella Inc ~ Is a high definition/ultra HD video chip processor company founded in 2004. Currently employing nearly 700 personnel. Ambarella supplies their chips to GoPro, IP securities, non-GoPro wearables as well as drones. It's CEO Fermi wang, have informed of it successful demonstrated of it's CV1 chip to customers and quote "solid execution in support of the development and delivery of our next generation computer vision solutions." And has begun sampling it in both the security & automotive markets.

ACBFF  Aurora Cannabis Inc ~ A medical marijuana producer & distributor. Founded out of Canada in 2006, has recently expanded it's management team. With plans to buy a 17.6% stake in a privately held marijuana grower named Green Organic Dutchman Holdings for $44 million.

2017, being a very good year for this company per it's 4Q & full 2017 financial report . With this year looking extremely well due to projects like the Aurora Sky near completion. Just in time for Canada's official legalization on July 1st 2018.

AVAV    AeroVironment Inc ~ Founded in the early 70's (1971), this is an American technology company. They supply the military and commercial application for unmanned aerial vehicles, commercial information solutions for electric vehicle (EV) system & energy systems. 

At the 2018 CES in Las Vegas this company unveiled it's next-generation EV charging station for commercial, workplace, utility and residential customers around the world called "TurboDX™".

EXEL    Exelixis Inc ~ Founded in 1995, this research & development company has three medicines discovered by Exelixis researchers that treat patients living with certain types of kidney cancer, thyroid cancer and advanced melanoma.

With substantial gains this year, this company stand to flourish in 2018. Data provided indicates improved survival rates among patients with advanced-stage hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer. And is said to be ready to apply to the FDA, which could increase it $7.7 billion market cap a largely undeserved population.

A      Agilent Techn. Inc. ~  A global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. Founded in 1999, as a spin-off from Hewlett-Packard, here is another research, development & manufacturing company. They have won tons of awards in innovations with as many patents for inventions in tow. 

With the recent acquired Cork, Ireland-based Luxcel Biosciences "Luxcel", a developer of real-time fluorescence plate-reader based in vitro cell assay kits. The acquisition expands Agilent's cell analysis portfolio with the addition of easy-to-use assay kits that are compatible with industry standard plate-readers.

This company works with customers in more than 100 countries, providing instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow.

WeHIT 2018 PICK & TRACK  UPDATED 01/16/2018 (Closed MLK Day)
AMBA  Ambarella Inc $53.69 -1.23                2.24%             
ACBFF  Aurora Cannabis Inc $9.62 +1.32                 15.91%
AVAV    AeroVironment Inc $52.41 -1.66                 3.07%
EXEL    Exelixis Inc $29.65 -0.73                 2.40%
A      Agilent Techn. Inc. $71.23 -0.50                 0.70%
HIMX   Himax Techn. Inc. $9.87 -0.83                  7.76%           
HTC      HTC Corp$72.40 -0.20                 0.28%  
RIOT    Riot Blockchain Inc $18.28 -3.60                 16.45%             
SIEB     Siebert Financial Corp. $11.82 -2.34                  16.53%                  
STM     STMicroelectronics $23.90 -0.33                 1.36%                 
ARE    Alexandria Real Estate Equit $124.93 -0.19                 0.15%
SYNA    Synaptics Inc. $47.36 -2.40                4.82%                 
IBB      iShare NASDAQ Biotech ETF $110.60 -1.38                 1.23% 
TWMJF  Canopy Growth corp $29.36 -3.35                 12.94%           
KEYS     Keysight Technologies $44.75 -0.06                 0.13%  
VFFIF    Village Farms International  $6.19 +0.43                 7.42%                    
O A         Orbital ATK Inc.$131.75 -0.29                 0.22%
VRTHF  Veritas Pharma  $0.61 -0.04                  6.46%                     
VTC       Vertcoins $4.00                          22.93%  
VUZI     Vuzix Corp. $8.15 -0.40                4.68%    

DAILY  5  WINNERs & LOSERs  (Closed MLK day) Update @ Close!
Merck & Co Inc $62.07  + 3.41                  5.81%

Qualcomm Inc $68.25 +  2.87                    4.39%

MGM Resorts International $36.03 +1.00                     2.85 %

equinix Inc$448.10 +12.15                    2.79%

McKesson Corp $170.66 +4.41                      2.65%

Netease $322.08 - 6.75                  2.05%

Under Armour Inc $13.81 -1.31                   8.66%

Viacom Inc. $31.38 -2.38                  7.05%

Alliance Data systems Corp$258.07 -18.34                 6.64%

CF Industries Holdings $40.71 -2.81                   6.46%



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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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