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Performance

2019
+10.2%

2018
+10.2%

2017
+13.2%

Since Inception
+584%

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Performance

2019
+21.19%

2018
-8.22%

2017
+28.1%

2016
+21.5%

Dividend Income

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Performance

2020
+15.71%

2019
+4.90%

2018
-15.52%

2017
+6.48%

2016
+26.8%

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A Biden vote of confidence in Powell at the Fed is a vote of no confidence in the economy

I realize this is very contrarian, but… This morning President Joe Biden announced that he will renominate Jerome Powell to another four-year term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Wall Street sounds like it’s generally happy with the move–continuity is usually seen as good by the financial markets–although bond yields are up as of 2:30 p.m. this afternoon with the 10-year Treasury yield climbing to 1.62%, a gain of 7 basis points. That’s a reflection, in my opinion, of a little bond market disappointment that Biden didn’t nominate Lael Brainard to replace Powell, She was seen as more likely to hold interest rates lower for longer than Powell. Powell’s nomination faces opposition from progressive Democrats who don’t like the financial deregulation that has continued during his term or who don’t think the U.S. central has done enough on global warming. Powell also faces opposition from conservative Republicans because they believe the Fed should be moving faster to stomp on inflation. My view is a little different than either Democratic or Republican objections.

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Apple is Pick #5 for my Special Report: It’s a Market Melt Up!! on my subscription JubakAM.com site (and for my Jubak Picks and Volatility portfolios)

Apple is Pick #5 for my Special Report: It’s a Market Melt Up!! on my subscription JubakAM.com site (and for my Jubak Picks and Volatility portfolios)

It was sure hard to see a market melt up today, November 22. The Standard & Poor’s 500 was down 0.32% and the NASDAQ Composite fell 1.26%. Market leaders in the melt up rally like Applied Materials (AMAT) and Microsoft (MSFT) were down 1.65% and 0.96%, respectively. And it was even harder to see the trend I thought might be on its way in my Friday, November 19 post “Forward into the past with tech stocks:We’re seen this market before.” The rotation into tech stocks that I saw on Friday turned into loses of 3.12% for Nvidia (NVDA), and 1.92% for Alphabet (GOOG.)
But I suggest that you take a look at Apple’s (AAPL) performance today

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A Biden vote of confidence in Powell at the Fed is a vote of no confidence in the economy

A Biden vote of confidence in Powell at the Fed is a vote of no confidence in the economy

I realize this is very contrarian, but… This morning President Joe Biden announced that he will renominate Jerome Powell to another four-year term as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Wall Street sounds like it’s generally happy with the move–continuity is usually seen as good by the financial markets–although bond yields are up as of 2:30 p.m. this afternoon with the 10-year Treasury yield climbing to 1.62%, a gain of 7 basis points. That’s a reflection, in my opinion, of a little bond market disappointment that Biden didn’t nominate Lael Brainard to replace Powell, She was seen as more likely to hold interest rates lower for longer than Powell. Powell’s nomination faces opposition from progressive Democrats who don’t like the financial deregulation that has continued during his term or who don’t think the U.S. central has done enough on global warming. Powell also faces opposition from conservative Republicans because they believe the Fed should be moving faster to stomp on inflation. My view is a little different than either Democratic or Republican objections.

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Apple is Pick #5 for my Special Report: It’s a Market Melt Up!! on my subscription JubakAM.com site (and for my Jubak Picks and Volatility portfolios)

Apple is Pick #5 for my Special Report: It’s a Market Melt Up!! on JubakAM.Com. (And for my Jubak Picks and Volatility portfolios tomorrow)

It was sure hard to see a market melt up today, November 22. The Standard & Poor’s 500 was down 0.32% and the NASDAQ Composite fell 1.26%. Market leaders in the melt up rally like Applied Materials (AMAT) and Microsoft (MSFT) were down 1.65% and 0.96%, respectively. And it was even harder to see the trend I thought might be on its way in my Friday, November 19 post “Forward into the past with tech stocks:We’re seen this market before.” The rotation into tech stocks that I saw on Friday turned into loses of 3.12% for Nvidia (NVDA), and 1.92% for Alphabet (GOOG.) But I suggest that you take a look at Apple’s (AAPL) performance today

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I’m looking for a test of Friday’s rotation into tech stocks

I’m looking for a test of Friday’s rotation into tech stocks

This week I expect a test of the Friday’s rotation into technology stocks and away from anything that depends on economies remaining relatively free of Pandemic restrictions. On Friday, the winners were technology shares–Apple, Amazon, Tesla, Nvidia, for example–that have in the past been able to show revenue and earnings growth despite any economic slowdown resulting from Covid shutdowns. And the losers were the stocks of companies–such as Six Flags, United Airlines, Macy’s, for example, that depend on the continued recovery in economic activity. The immediate impetus for this sentiment came from news that Austria would impose Pandemic economic lockdowns–again–in an effort to slow soaring rates of infection. The believe is that Germany, the Netherlands, France, and the United Kingdom aren’t far behind. And the fear is that the United States will follow some time this winter. Add that to worries of elevated and rising inflation–where technology companies are seen as one of the few sectors able to outgrow inflation–and you’ve got significant sentiment to push technology shares higher. Logically.

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