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The return on my Jubak Picks Portfolio
from May 1997 through the end of 2017: 483%
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Jubak Picks Portfolio

Top Stocks for a 12-18 Month Horizon

Jubak Picks Performance for 2017:
+13.1%

Performance 1997-2017:
+483%

Jubak Top 50 Portfolio

The 50 Best Stocks in the World

Jubak Top 50 Performance for 2019:
+21.19%

Performance for 2018:
-8.22%

Performance for 2017:
+28.1%

Performance for 2016:
+21.5%

Dividend Income Portfolio

Stocks that Pay You

Dividend Income Performance for 2017:
+6.48%

Performance for 2016:
+26.8%

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Vacation heads up

Vacation heads up

I’m going to be taking a few days off–from Monday through Thursday of next week–to chill in a cabin in the woods and social distance with a moose or two.

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Congress blows it on the economy

Congress blows it on the economy

The Senate left Washington yesterday without putting its plan for the next coronavirus aid package on the table. That guarantees, in case you had any doubt, that the enhanced $600 a week unemployment benefit that, for practical purposes, expires with today’s payment, will lapse without any action. About 20 million unemployed workers received the enhanced federal benefit.The problems with getting some legislation out of Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s pocket were at least two fold.

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Market is amazingly calm today–all things considered

Market is amazingly calm today–all things considered

Let’s see. The Senate went home for the weekend without passing an extension to the $600 a week in enhanced unemployment benefits–so that program will pay out its last checks tomorrow. China retaliated for U.S. action to close China’s Houston consulate on accusations of espionage by ordering the closing of the U.S consulate in Chengdu. The coronavirus surge in the United States showed no signs of abating and more states issued orders restricting business openings. Economists studying indicators such as credit card spending and restaurant orders reported that they see signs that the economic recovery has at least stalled or, even worse, is in danger of turning into a double-dip recession. Despite all that at the close today the Standard & Poor’s 500 was down only 0.62%

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Congress blows it on the economy

Quickly, some of the Trump administration’s lines in the sand for the next coronavirus rescue package get washed away

You remember those lines in sand that the Trump White House declared before it began talks with the leaders of the Republican-controlled Senate? Well, a number of them have already vanished, washed out of existence by the fears of Republican Senators that the White House positions will make their already tough electoral task this November even tougher. So far…

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Microsoft’s growth disappoints Wall Street in yesterday’s earnings report

Microsoft’s growth disappoints Wall Street in yesterday’s earnings report

Shares of Microsoft (MSFT) were down 4.35% as of the close today in spite of the company’s strong beat of Wall Street projections for the company’s fiscal fourth quarter that ended on June 30. The company reported earnings of $1.46 a share, versus Wall Street projections of $1.38 a share, and saw revenue of $38 billion for the June period, versus the consensus expectation of $36.6 billion in sales. Year over year Microsoft earnings grew by 7% and sales climbed by 13%. That was the slowest earnings growth in eight quarters and comes at a pivotal moment for Microsoft shares. The stock was up 34.92% for 2020 to date as of July 22 close and up 22.33% for the last three months. That has driven the forward price to earnings ratio on projected earnings to 33.67. This isn’t a good time for the company to raise doubts about its future growth rate.

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Initial claims for unemployment total ticks up, ends downward streak

Initial claims for unemployment total ticks up, ends downward streak

Today the Labor Department reported that new claims for unemployment through regular state programs rose to 1.42 million in the week ended July 18. That was a 109,000 increase from the prior week and the first increase in the weekly total since March. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had predicted an increase of 1.3 million new claims.

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