02-FEBRUARY 17-2022

Is Never Good For YouGood morning.
Commodities are an unusual asset.  They either perform poorly, or are one of the top investments in a given year.  This year, they stand to continue building on their performance of the past few years.
While it’s easy to give inflation the credit for rising commodity prices, a combination of supply and demand is pointing to potential moves higher in everything from agricultural commodities, precious metals, and, of course, energy.  Reports of low supplies in silver on exchanges, Brent Cushing oil reserves, and other commodities point to a potential squeeze higher.
While we’ve highlighted some trades in this area already, traders may want to consider having a more permanent exposure to commodities until inflation comes under control and supply and demand dynamics for these commodities starts to improve.

Now here’s the rest of the news:

[Video] What The Approaching “Inflation Point” Means For Investors
Wolf Richter with Jim Goddard on HoweStreet.com Radio discuss the once-in-a-lifetime mess and what they see ahead for the chip shortage, used car prices, and the inflection point for real estate. [Read Here]

Are We One Rate-Hike Away From A Bull-Market Reversal?
Stocks are down and the Fed is expected to hike rates for the first time in years.  Many are worried that we are heading straight for a bear market.  Which begs the following question: has there ever been a 20% stock. [Read Here]

February 17, 2021

Main GigGood morning.
A decade ago, companies that took advantage of low interest rates to sell corporate bonds would then use the money to buy back shares of their company.  The rising debt levels eventually became an issue, and some rallied against the “financial engineering” of increasing debt to raise a stock price.Today, interest rates are once again at record lows.  But some companies are going into debt to buy assets, specifically bitcoin.  That’s been the move behind MicroStrategy (MSTR), who announced another $600 million in bonds.  Issuing debt at 5 percent to buy an asset that, while volatile, tends to have triple-digit returns on average may explain why the stock market and bitcoin rallies can continue even higher.  It may also allow MicroStrategy to become poorly named as it could become far larger than its current $10 billion market cap.

Now here’s the rest of the news:

How an IRA Could Boost Your Retirement Beyond Social Security 
Officially, Social Security is only designed to replace about 40% of your pre-retirement income.  Which naturally might get a retirement saver to think: “What about the other 60%?”  Here’s where IRAs can help… [Read Here]

February 17, 2020

I’m Committed To My Freedom Plan

The 80/20 Rule — 20% of your activities contribute to 80% of your results.

This is critical to know and understand when you are Learning how to manage your time better, because if you know WHAT activities wilt yield you the most results, you know where to spend your time.

Chalk drawing - 80/20

“Remember, I only had about an hour and a half per day to build my network marketing business and I’m here to tell you — that’s All You Need and if you follow my time management tips you’ll crush it in your business.” —Tanya Aliza

I like to call these activities my MMA’s… My Money Making Activities!

These are the 5 activities that will create the most results for you in your Network Marketing Profession

  1. Those were the years! Prospecting & Building your Network/List
  2.  Inviting & Booking Appointments
  3.  Presenting Your Product or Business
  4.  Closing & Follow Up
  5.  Personal Development and Training

EVERYTHING else — if it doesn’t fit into one of these 5 categories within your Time Management Planner, it is not an MMA and you should not be focusing on it all.

If you have extra time after you’ve done your MMAs for the day, THEN you can add on other activities.

…everyone in my private circles knows how I enjoy flying my drones and taking aerial pictures…

I was very happy to learn of a personal drone for just that purpose … 😉

February 17, 2019

My little animated video took a bit longer than expected… but here [hear] it is:

5 Ways To Break Your Bad Habits (#4 is our favorite)

Inspired by Darren Hardy’s ‘the Compound Effect’.  😉

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