* The bond yields will be increased by most countries next year. Time to buy contra ETFs to long-term bonds if there are ones for the country. Will not know when it will be profitable but patience will pay off.
seems to be a great idea (esp. for tourists). Now it turns an asset
into a liability. Germany carries too much weigh on its shoulder.
Avoid buying and shorting on all these bubble stocks: Tesla, Netflix.
Amazon... unless you have a good reason that I do not know. I prefer
organic growth and buy profitable companies at right prices. Just me.
* For an ETF to fluctuate 2% in one day, it is very rare. China has its experiences many times.
Having all these problems such as credit card leak, closing operations
in Canada, the stock of Target is still rising. Have a small bet and
will sell it soon (qualified for long-term gain treatment & the
market is getting risky). With the cheap money or ample cash, are
buyback and dividend good for the company? To me, they should invest in
the company. Today, it is not as the management wants to boost up the
value of stock options.
* Bio tech / drug companies have too many
outrageous acquisitions so far this year. Many do not make business
sense to me. Gild has been in the side line this year and has been
criticized. Small drug companies should be acquired as they do not have
the resources to market the product(s) and/or develop them further. When
you go to the supermarket, you shop for the best prices, not because
others are buying the same banana.