Sunday, July 24, 2016

#1 Rated Backlink Indexing Service | Index Backlinks to Boost Rankings

#1 Rated Backlink Indexing Service | Index Backlinks to Boost Rankings



Here is an excellent website if you are serious about growing your presence on the internet.  Having your website appear on Google's first search page is a very big deal.  In my own searches on the web, I know that I rarely go past the first page in looking for something.  So, this is your chance to get your website well known.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Cramer's warning: How the market's hot streak will end

Cramer's warning: How the market's hot streak will end



Jim Cramer has advised people in this article to take some profits just in case the stock market falls from its new highs since the market cannot go up forever.  He also said that the market could consolidate for a while and work off the overbought conditions.  I agree with Jim on his conclusions and advice.  We must be very cautious and ready for anything at a stock market top.



Sunday, July 10, 2016

Twitter's Best Idea In Years - Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) | Seeking Alpha

Twitter's Best Idea In Years - Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) | Seeking Alpha



This is an outstanding article on Twitter.  I own shares of the company and I am buying more on Monday.  The breaking news stories and streaming live sports events will help Twitter increase its customer base and revenues.  TWTR and TSLA are two companies that I own that will thrive in a flat stock market.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

5 Reasons To Doubt Friday's Rally - SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) | Seeking Alpha

5 Reasons To Doubt Friday's Rally - SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF (NYSEARCA:SPY) | Seeking Alpha



Eric Parnell has written a great article about how the good jobs report does not mean everything is well with the stock market.  The rest of the world is not doing that well, and sooner or later it will be reflected in the U.S. stock market.  So, we need to be very selective in stock buying since the party probably will not last, and we need to set stops just in case the market suddenly turns downward.

When The Bond And Stock Markets Disagree - PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio ETF (NYSEARCA:PLW) | Seeking Alpha

When The Bond And Stock Markets Disagree - PowerShares 1-30 Laddered Treasury Portfolio ETF (NYSEARCA:PLW) | Seeking Alpha



Here is an outstanding article of what to think about when stocks and bonds disagree.  Many believe the stock market is at a top, and they are buying bonds for safety.  I lean in this direction, but as long as interest rates are low the stock market can go higher.  When the ten-year bond interest gets near 4%, we will be at the doorstep of a bear market because businesses will have to pay too much to borrow money for operations.  We are not even close to that situation yet.



The author presented some excellent charts about the yield curve flattening which leads to a bear market, though.  He compared the 10-year yield to the 2-year bond yield and proved that recessions occur when the yield curve is near 0.  Another point which was made by the author is that foreign investors and loading up on long-term U.S. treasury bonds because it is money safety and many foreign countries offer lower yields on bonds.  So, the bottom line is that we need to be defensive on stocks and keep a constant eye out for danger signs.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Peacocks, a Unique Watchdog

Peacocks are not only beautiful, but they are very interesting birds.  When my neighbor started raising peacocks a few years ago, I was apprehensive at first.  I saw a video one time of a peacock attacking a photographer.  So, I knew I needed to be careful around them.

A large peacock can weight around 40 pounds, and it will be bigger than a turkey.  It happened that the neighbor's biggest peacock, Buster, became friends with me after I started feeding it bread every day.  When he walks through the carport, I can hear him coming.  That's how big he is.

Buster is an excellent watchdog also.  Peacocks can actually fly to a certain extent.  They can fly more than 10 feet upward in a single flight.  Therefore, if you have a garage or carport, they will be on top of it.  Once they get on your garage, they can fly to nearby tree limbs to perch.  They can also fly directly to low hanging limbs of trees around your house.

At night, Buster will squawk at anything that moves.  He usually perches at night in a tree within 10 feet of the carport.  When I get up in the morning to get ready for work, he will squawk and let me know he is aware that I am up.  So, peacocks can be wonderful companions as well as beautiful birds.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Beta-Alanine - Scientific Review on Usage, Dosage, Side Effects | Examine.com

Beta-Alanine - Scientific Review on Usage, Dosage, Side Effects | Examine.com



This is an outstanding article about the benefits of beta-alanine.  I have been taking small doses for quite some time, but I plan to double my doses after reading this article.  Body-builders are the people who use it primarily, but I am convinced that ordinary people can benefit also.



First, beta-alanine builds muscle, and everyone needs to be in some kind of reasonable shape physically.  Secondly, beta-alanine is a fountain of youth supplement because it delays the effects of aging on muscles and probably other body parts as well.  In fact, the article mentions that it reduces the rate of telomere shortening, and this is directly related to the length of a person's life.  Thirdly, it strengthens back muscles, and this is very significant for anyone who has ever had back problems.



On the downside, however, beta-alanine and taurine are antagonistic to each other.  If you happen to take too much beta-alanine, it could cause a depletion of taurine which affects muscle energy.  If taurine levels get too low, you could have muscle cramps.  If your taurine level is too high, though, you could get jitters and heart problems the same as too much caffeine.  Moderation in everything is the key.