Monday, July 27, 2015

Dr. Ed's Blog

Dr. Ed's Blog



This is an excellent article about when the next recession will start.  Dr. Ed Yardeni is worth heeding, and you could bookmark his blog to stay in touch with Ed for more information.  He believes the next recession might start around March of 2019.  This means that we should ride the stock market until we are near the next bust.



Certainly there will be volatility along the way.  You could buy and hold stocks that are in long-term trends such as healthcare (XLV) or biotech (XBI).  I own both of these stocks.  You could also buy TQQQ, the 3x Nasdaq, on pullbacks because it has a long-term uptrend also.  We need to make money while we can because there is only so much time to accumulate wealth in a person's lifetime.





Saturday, July 25, 2015

Manager Of Hot New Biotech ETFs Explains The Strategy - Investors.com

Manager Of Hot New Biotech ETFs Explains The Strategy - Investors.com



This is an outstanding article on BBP, a new biotech ETF that has a double-digit gain since December 2014 along with beating IBB, a stalwart longstanding biotech ETF fund.  BBP only invests in drug companies with actual products available, and it has equal weighting no matter what size the companies are.  The strategy is working so far.



BBP owns well known companies like Gilead (GILD) as well as lesser known biotechs like Anacor (ANAC), which has outperformed many drug companies this year.  I am buying BBP Monday morning while the stock market has pulled back because BBP will be a great ETF to hold long term.  People will always need drugs, and BBP is doing great at picking worthwhile biotech companies.



     

Worried You Have Eczema? - Dr. Weil's Weekend Tip

Worried You Have Eczema? - Dr. Weil's Weekend Tip



As I occasionally do, I will talk about subjects other than the stock market.  The above link talks about eczema and possible solutions.  Evening primrose oil was one of the possible solutions, and it is usually available on the internet or at health food stores.  Another point that was not mentioned in the article is that you need to have plenty of air flow so that the skin can heal.  For example, if your problem is on your legs, you should wear shorts as much as possible rather than long pants.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Dow Jones Suffers Worst Slump Since December

Dow Jones Suffers Worst Slump Since December



Here is a great article describing the stock market's latest slump.  The expected stock rally after the Greek solution was very short-lived.  Profits must be taken quickly in today's market, and the future is filled with clouds.  $NYMO, the New York Stock Exchange McClellan Oscillator, is near a low, though, and we might be due for a stock market bounce next week.  Selling into strength is the best strategy.



    

Thursday, July 23, 2015

How to Relieve Your Joints

How to Relieve Your Joints



As I occasionally do, I will talk about subjects other than the stock market.  The link above is for a joint healing product that may very well work for most people.  I have used some of the same ingredients for years to help my own joints like glucosamine and boswellia.  I will most likely try this new product myself in the near future because it could be worthwhile to use these ingredients in one capsule form rather than having to take separate individual supplement capsules.

  

Sunday, July 19, 2015

10 Scary Charts: July 16, 2015 Update | Seeking Alpha

10 Scary Charts: July 16, 2015 Update | Seeking Alpha



This is a very interesting article with Federal Reserve charts depicting good and bad aspects of the economy.  Housing starts are actually rising which is good.  State and local tax receipts are dipping into negative territory which is bad, and bank credit is getting close to market top conditions which precede a recession.  The Chicago Fed National Activity Index is neutral in expectations, though.  So, we are not in danger yet, but we need to keep monitoring the economy because stocks will surely fall when the economy goes down.

Gladstone Investment Corporation

Gladstone Investment Corporation



This is a link to Gladstone Investment Corporation (GAIN) which recently made a new high.  GAIN is a business development company that is currently doing well.  They pay an annual 9% dividend in monthly installments, and a 9% annual gain may indeed beat the S&P 500 without having to fret over a lot of volatility.  I plan to buy GAIN on Monday morning for the dividend as well as capital gain prospects.