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I have been investing in stocks for over 60 years.  I began my career in the brokerage business as a retail stockbroker in 1970 with a Kansas City based regional firm.  That firm  was acquired in 1978 by Kidder, Peabody.  At Kidder my business moved to the institutional ... more

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Markets And Media Gird Themselves To Face A New Challenge
25 days ago

BB, Here is an article that I got off CNBC regarding comments of a former FDA official. His comment is that may be thousands of less severe un reported cases that have cleared by themselves.

www.cnbc.com/.../...imating-coronavirus-cases.html

In this article: OIL
Markets And Media Gird Themselves To Face A New Challenge
25 days ago

BB, they could be. I have no way of verifying. The global spread of only 70 confirmed cases in 17 places outside of China would seem to belie this.

In this article: OIL
“Everyone Seems To Be Bullish … Here’s What Could Go Wrong”
1 month ago

Thank you Alpha. Thanks for your readership.

Breaking Radio Silence
5 months ago

Alpha, thanks for the encouragement and, yes, I will fight. Thank you for your readership. bk

Ugly, But True. And, As Usual, Late To The Party
11 months ago

Thanks for your readership Carl. I think Miller and Fearand Greed trader are two of the best out there for content and a well reasoned market opinion.

A Look Into The Belly Of The Bear
1 year ago

Thanks Boaz. I’m all set now, getting both notifications of new followers and comments. I appreciate your help.

A Look Into The Belly Of The Bear
1 year ago

Thanks Zev. I appreciate your readership. A more interesting idea, if you’re looking for diversification and income would be A closed and fund, the Tortiose Midstream Enrgy Fund (NTG). This is a diversified portfolio of master limited partnerships. Their largest holding is energy transfer and they are diversified. You don’t have to worry about a K-1 with this fund and it is yielding over 12%. This is an industry that has been through the ringer and rightfully so.But, it’s come out the other side with much better fundamentals and a retail shareholder base but totally abandoned it Christmas Eve 2018.

Thanks for checking in.

bk

A Look Into The Belly Of The Bear
1 year ago

Alpha S., Thank you for your readership and your question. I try to keep kortsessions apolital because using political leanings and convictions to set an investment course is usually a bad idea. For example there were a lot of people after the 2008 election of Barack Obama who were basically saying that he had no clue as to how to address the economy and that we were heading for disaster. This was especially the chant on the right. Of course, they were wrong. The S &P 500 triple during the Obama administration. Likewise there were those who felt the Trump administration would be a disaster ( including yours truly). Fortunately, he did not take me too long to figure out the tax cuts and on bridled free-market economics where the focus of the market, i.e. Profits. The market was not focused on the presidents bona fides and character. It was all about making money.

On a short-term basis however the market does care about certain things the president says and does especially as it involves trade and the federal reserve. Ergo, these comments become fodder for this blog.

As to your question, my answer is may be no. My sense is that the current shut down is really putting the Republican Party in a very bad place. There is an answer to their problems, should they choose to take it, and that is to override the president’s Veto of the continuing resolution. In the meantime, as long as the Senate will not confront the president, it’s business as usual. Also, a lot of that which emanates from the White House pure bluster. The market’sReaction to the current shut down would seem to indicate that it is no longer paying attention.

Of course, the outcome of the Mueller investigation is a wildcard. We live in interesting times.

bk

Trust Me, Inflation And Higher Interest Rates Are Good For Stocks…
1 year ago

Thank you for your comments. I agree with your comments about price discovery and the high debt levels we are facing. As we create more consumers around the world the depressive effects of globalization will become stimulative. Inflation then becomes very real concern. And the potential for significant market issues really comes into focus. My bet here is that it will take quite a bit of time for that to happen. Ergo,it is safe to be in the equity pool right now.

Bk.

The Fed Minutes — Another ‘irrational Exuberance’ Moment
2 years ago

Moon, thank you for your comment. Generally speaking secular bull markets, such as the one we are currently in, always ended badly... maybe for the reasons you have stated or something out of left field. My point is simply that I believe we are not near that point at current writing.

bk

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