Tuesday, June 28, 2016

10 Ways to Survive an Upcoming Catastrophe


Check out the mail that I've received in just the last few days. This is just a small sample of what I receive on a regular basis. Look at the headlines:
"Does this chart foretell the end of Western Civilization?"
"America's Day of Reckoning"
"Bloodbath 2016"
Many investors are worried about the fallout from Brexit. Many investors are worried about who is going to win the election, and what will happen to the economy. as a result Many investors fear both the leading Republican and Democratic candidates. Many investors are worried that the stock market has been rising for too long. So is a major catastrophe just around the corner? If so, what's a person to do?

If you are really concerned, there are certain supplies that you can stock up on, that can help out in the event that there is a real catastrophe. Imagine no electricity, natural gas, heat, Internet, or water. Here is a list of items that you should consider stocking up on.

1. LifeStraw Personal Water Filter
These water filters are great. This straw filters out virtually all bacteria and almost all parasites, without the use of chlorine, iodine, or any toxic chemicals.

2. Chainmate CM-24SSP 24-Inch Survival Pocket Chain Saw With Pouch
This lightweight and portable saw with carbon steel teeth can cut through wood fast.

3. Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets
I like to keep one of these in the glove compartment of all my vehicles. These waterproof rescue blankets reflects 90% of body heat.

4. Jackie Portable Extra-large Head Windproof Waterproof Matches
The best feature about these matches is that they can light during a rainstorm and windstorm.

5. Emergency Power USB Hand Crank SOS Phone Charger
If there is still cellphone service, you could find this very useful.

6. Survival Seed Vault Non-GMO Hardy Heirloom Seeds
You will need to grow your own vegetables for food. These non-GMO non-hybrid vegetable seeds are in a can for long term storage, with 20 varieties of vegetables.

7. Cyalume SnapLight Green Light Sticks
I really like these. They can stay lit for up to 12 hours. These are not the cheap party light sticks, they are high quality sticks made in the US.

8. Multi Tool Set
This has a wrench, pliers, knife, two hexagonal sockets, and three screwdriver bits.

9. Mountain House Just In Case Freeze Dried Food Bucket
To survive, you have to have food. This bucket contains 12 pouches (29 servings) of freeze dried food, including beef stroganoff, chicken teriyaki, beef stew, lasagna, noodles and chicken, and granola with blueberries.

10. Survival Hacks: Over 200 Ways to Use Everyday Items for Wilderness Survival
Finally, how about a survival guide. This is currently the highest rated survival book on Amazon.

Hopefully, you will order these resources but never need them. Think of the cost as cheap insurance.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Get Free Tickets to the San Francisco Money Show

If you have never attended the Money Show before, you should really attend. The San Francisco Money show will be held at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco on August 23, 24, and 25, 2016. It doesn't matter if you are a novice investor or an expert, you will get a lot out of attending the show.

The price is right and you will be exposed to over 70 financial experts, and more than 160 high­-quality educational workshops and keynote presentations. Here is a list of just a few of the numerous speakers that will be there:

Doug Fabian
Arthur Laffer
David Phillips
George Gilder
The Winklevoss Brothers
Michael Murphy
Mark Skousen
Marilyn Cohen

In excess of 100 financial product and service companies will be showcasing in the exhibit hall. In addition, you can meet and network with many other investors and traders.

To register for free, or if you just want to get more information, click on the following link:


PS I will be one of the speakers there.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Stock Earnings Report Announcements for the Upcoming Week

Looking for some interesting moves in some stocks this week? Check out the companies that will be reporting earnings this week.

If earnings exceed analysts' expectations, the stocks can shoot up. If the numbers underperform, the stock can tank. Then again, occasionally, stocks don't move the way you would have expected.

Anyway, many traders use earnings plays for trading strategies. Also, option traders look for high implied volatility of stocks for for option selling strategies.

Here are many of the stocks reporting earnings this week:

Monday

NG

Tuesday

CCL
IHS
NKE


Wednesday

GIS
MON
PIR

Thursday

CAG
DRI
PAYX
STZ
MU


Friday

none



If you like interesting stock lists like this, be sure to check out many of the free stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Stocks Going Ex Dividend the Fifth Week of June

Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called 'Buying Dividends,' also commonly referred to as 'Dividend Capture.' This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.

In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can't sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks. WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, and the yield.


Agrium AGU 6/28/2016 3.9%
Axis Capital Holdings AXS 6/28/2016 2.6%
Beasley Broadcast Group BBGI 6/28/2016 3.7%
B&G Foods BGS 6/28/2016 3.9%
Cameco Corp CCJ 6/28/2016 3.4%
Cypress Semiconductor CY 6/28/2016 4.4%
Deere & Co. DE 6/28/2016 3.0%
Dow Chemical DOW 6/28/2016 3.5%
Diversicare Healthcare DVCR 6/28/2016 2.7%
Edison International EIX 6/28/2016 2.7%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found at wsnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn't show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WSNN.com. Most of the lists are free. 

Dividend definitions:

Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.

Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.

Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.

Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.

Book now available: Buying Dividends Revised and Expanded

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Don't forget to reconfirm the ex-dividend date with the company before implementing this technique.

Disclosure: Author did not own any of the above at the time the article was written.