08-AUGUST 25-2021

Back Tp School_11Good morning.
It’s hard to be pessimistic when the stock market is at all-time highs.  But there’s been a declining breadth of stocks helping move the index higher.  With a debt ceiling debate on the horizon, markets could be in for the same volatility they faced in 2011 when such a debate caused a ratings agency to revoke the USA’s then-pristine AAA credit rating.
A few other signs are out there as well.  The Fed is hinting at tapering, and its daily reverse repo operations have topped $1 trillion, similar to the market at the end of 2019 before the Covid crash.  Now, the Treasury has stated that once the debt ceiling is passed, it plans to run a cash balance of “just” $750 billion, which would effectively act as $500 billion in tightening.  These trends may not point to a big crash, but they do point to a lot more volatility, and the possibility of a quick crash and subsequent bounce ahead.

Now here’s the rest of the news:

Brace Yourself — Inflation’s Coming Back Stronger Than Ever –Álvaro Vargas Llosa,The Hill
A country cannot raise its debt by 40 percent in two years (as the U.S. has since 2019) without consequences.  The latest alarming inflation figures are only the beginning… [Read Here]

“Flash Recession” Could Hit Markets Soon –Jonathan Garber,Fox Business
Markets are acting like the global economy is headed for a slowdown.  All the metrics looks grim.  The transition may be abrupt, taking many by surprise… [Read Here]

August 25, 2020

Traveling with our kidsGood morning.
The S&P 500 closed higher on Monday with leadership among energy and reopening companies.  We’ve been here before with the market rallying on overhyped vaccine news and other therapeutics that haven’t shown a lot of promise.
President Trump’s executive order on Monday produced similar results for equities.  While people are quick to dispute the effectiveness, the fact is that it’s a therapy that has little downside. Regardless, the market has shown a consistent pattern of advances on this type of news and based on the stock and option market activity, it looks like it may have some legs.

Now here’s the rest of the news:

“Learn how to build your network marketing business online and create passive marketing strategies so that people can reach out to you about your business, services or products.” —Tanya Aliza

Here’s Tanya’s Internet Marketing Map Process:

  • SOCIAL MEDIA – First, you want to post value-based Content to get the most Interaction & Engagement.  Instead of having Social Media posts that lead to a generic Company replicated website, post great value on your Social Media accounts and then direct everyone to a Blog.  My Blog controls all my business traffic.
  • YOUR BLOG – This helps You control our Traffic and Leads your Audience where You want them to go.  Don’t Have a Blog Yet?  You totally need one to be an effective marketer online.
  • CAPTURE FORMS – If you’re not using these in your business yet, you’re leaving a lot of opportunities on the table.
  • YOU GOT A NEW LEAD! – Now what?  It’s helpful to have Email Marketing Software to collect, organize, and communicate with your new leads.

Tanya's Internet Marketing MapTANYA SUPER TIP: Lead with VALUE.  The most important thing to remember is to always be sharing value first.  When you are consistently sharing value, you create trust and rapport with your online audience.  When you build trust and rapport, your audience trusts your recommendations and suggestions more easily.  This is the magic of online influence.  Show up for others, offer resources, tips, stories, and free value.  Then lead them to solutions that you personally recommend and believe in.

August 25, 2019

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If you’re looking for a new job — and in this market it isn’t a bad idea to shop around and get a boost in pay — beware the dark side of career-related sites.  The New York Times has reported that Chinese agents have been using Microsoft-owned LinkedIn for recruiting purposes.

The specific targets include academics and recent departures from government jobs.  Using the guise of corporate headhunters, Chinese agents are able to start building up a relationship with the promise of speaking and consulting work.  So if you’re looking for international intrigue, consider some creative twists on your LinkedIn profile.  Who said a job search had to be boring?

For years, financial firms such as hedge funds have turned to using tools like satellites and drones to determine if a company is really shipping all the goods that it claims it is.

Amazon Drone-Releasing BlimpThat goes to show the power of using tech for good — in the sense of bringing out the truth and making a profit for your owners.

That technology can also shine a light on the acts of government that may have gone hidden in the past.  Satellite imagery is showing Chinese armored vehicles parked along the Hong Kong border.  With the city-state under siege, the satellite data tells us this situation may not be resolved quickly — unless there’s bloodshed involved.  It also goes to show that technology is neither good nor bad — it’s the end user that matters.

This has me very concerned for our future!  ;-(

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