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The U.S will support the victims of crime

I was watching the U.S President Donald Trump`s much anticipated debut address to Congress on February 28. A speech that was big on rhetoric and I think investors will need to wait for any tax cuts and infrastructure investments.

In his one hour speech, there was one thing that was mind-blowing to the listeners. Nearly everyone in Capitol Hill said: Wowww to Trumps innovation.

 

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President Donald Trump is in war with the MSM and in his speech he said the U.S must support law enforcement and victims of crime, adding it will provide a voice to people ignored by the media and silenced by special interests.

Trump have ordered the Department of Homeland Security to create an office to save American victims, and the office is called: VOICE (Victims of immigration Crime Engagement). After announcing the initiative on Tuesday, you could hear people in Capitol Hill were surprised.

The new office will publish a weekly list of all crimes committed by immigrants, which means people with or without U.S documents could find their names on the list.

Freedom of speech is understood to be fundamental in a democracy, and it’s not something new. It is thought that ancient Athens’ democratic ideology of free speech may have emerged in the late 6th or early 5th century BC.

The values of the Roman Republic included freedom of speech and freedom of religion.

Concepts of freedom of speech can be found in early human rights documents. England`s Bill of Rights 1689 legally established the constitutional right of ‘freedom of speech in Parliament’ which is still in effect.

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, adopted during the French Revolution in 1789, specifically affirmed freedom of speech as an inalienable right. The Declaration provides for freedom of expression in Article 11, which states that:

The free communication of ideas and opinions is one of the most precious of the rights of man. Every citizen may, accordingly, speak, write, and print with freedom, but shall be responsible for such abuses of this freedom as shall be defined by law.

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This leads us back to Paris and Charlie Hebdo. A French satirical weekly newspaper that features cartoons, reports, polemics and jokes. The publication is irrelevant and stridently non-conformist in tone, is strongly secularist, nonreligious, and left-wing.

They had a lot of fun with nearly everybody like athletes, Kings, Presidents, religions and pop stars to name a few. The cartoonists didnt just mock President Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollandes politics. They also regularly amplified their sexual appetites and diminished their sexual appurtenances.

Charlie Hebdo`s editor, Stephane Charbonnier, said at that time: “We thought the lines had moved and maybe there would be more respect for our satirical work, our right to mock. Freedom to have a good laugh is as important as freedom of speech.”

Its offices have been firebombed, Facebook page suspended for 24 hours and its website hacked. They were attacked by Al-Qaedas Islamist terrorist group because they where kidding with the prophet Muhammed.

Cartoonist Stèphane “Charb” Charbonnier, murdered in the attack on the magazine, had been the editor-in chief of Charlie Hebdo since 2009. Two years before the attack he stated: “We have to carry on until Islam has been rendered as banal as Catholicism.” In 2013, al-Qaeda added him to its most wanted list.

We have also seen how the MSM tried to bring President Donald Trump down to the ground especially before the election. Now, they are trying to figure out a new campaign to try to get rid of him. Is all this funny things responsibility?

Who said: «Je suis Charlie.»

 

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Bullish Bullish Bullish

It`s optimism in Asia, and all the indices are up. All this of course because of the good news we all got from the Capitol Hill yesterday. They came to an agreement only two hours before the deadline, and now the can rise the limit and borrow more money.

The shutdown is also over and one million people can get back to work again. The agreement is only for a short periode of time. Desember 13 is the next date for a new agreement. That is for an agreement in a long run.

Stocks went up in the US after the good news and gold is up too. VIX is down 21,17%. Many hedgefunds have lost a lot of money yesterday. Right now gold is trading at $1306,10. So, what am I suppose to do now, you said? Well, as I have told you before, in the US, the P/E (price/earnings) is 20, which means Europe is a better bet, because P/E in Europe is 10.

Where do you find the bullish stocks, and when are you getting in, and when are you getting out. Many have asked me about that, and this is the point where many are struggling. Let`s look at the chart for Microsoft and Apple.

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If you bought those two stocks in the 80`s, you would have a huge gain today. But who is sitting on their stocks for 30 years? If you bought Microsoft in 2000, you would have lost your money today. If you bought Apple 10 years ago you would have a huge gain today. When to go in and out of a stock is sometimes difficult.

Many investors tend to remember the losing trades much better than the winning trades. It`s all about feelings when it comes to invest money. If you lose money you can get so nervous that it will be impossible to make good decisions again. The mere thought of losing money blocks the opportunity you have in the market.

Controlling emotions is very important when you are investing money in the market, because emotions can play havoc with your investing. That`s why you need to have a plan that makes you prepared no matter what happens in the market.

Emotional investors usually do wrong decisions and there is many of them. If you are one of them, it doesn`t mean you can be a successful investor. It simply means you have to acknowledge your concerns.

First of all you need a plan. Before you buy stocks you need to have a selling plan. You have to decide at what point you want to sell the stock. Stocks goes up and down, and you need to consider how low you think the stock might fall. Professional investors do always set a “stop loss”.

How much money can you affort to lose? 10%? 20? More? You must find your exit strategy. With a plan in your hand you can take away your emotions, and better understand when to avoid holding the stock too long or when to selling the stock to early.

You do not want to lose money. Nobody does that. If you want to buy and hold, and sit on the stock for a long time, you don`t want to exit out prematurely, but you do not want to see a great gain disappear either if a stock begins a sustained downward plunge.

The pros often use trailing stops and stop loss orders. These strategy will help you to protect your investments against losses. These strategies will not give you a guarantee to profit or protect you against an absolute losses, but it will help you to control your emotions to make betters decisions, which means better investments over time, so stick to your plan.

A Price to book ratio (P/B ratio) is used to compare a stock`s market value to its book value. It is calculated by dividing the current slosing price of the stock by the latest quarter`s book value per share, also known as the «price-equity ratio».

A stock is undervalued if the P/B is very low. But it can also be a warning that it is something wrong with the company. This ratio also gives you an idea of whether you`re paying too much for what would be left if the company is bankrupt tomorrow.

If you look at all the companies and shares in S&P 500, you will also find a P/B for that index. A very useful technique that tells you how cheap or expensive the stocks are right now. Take a look at the chart I have added today. This chart will give you a picture of the situation a the moment.

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Current S&P 500 Price to Book Value: 2,53 +0,03 (1,38%)

Wed Oct 16

Mean: 2.75
Median: 2.73
Min: 1.78 (Mar 2009)
Max: 5.06 (Mar 2000)

Current price to book ratio is estimated based on current market price and S&P 500 book value as of June 2013 — the latest reported by S&P.

News for today: Unemployment Claims at 8:30am, Philly Fed Manufacturing Index at 10:00am.

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Capitol Hill Thriller

Very often I start the day by looking at the exchanges in Asia. It gives me a picture of what mood people are in at the moment. October 17 is tomorrow and the congress do still not have an agreement about the debt limit and Obamacare. People wait and see what`s happening.

The stockexchange in Asia is mixed today. MSCI Asia Pacific didn`t move today. Nikkei 225 is up 0,1%, Topix is falling 0,08%, CSI in China is down 1,42% and Shanghai Composites are falling 1,35%.

Hang Seng are falling 0,4%, Kospi are down 0,03%, Straits Times are up 0,39%, Taiex falls 0,2% and S&P/ASX200 is up 0,14%. As you can see, there is not any big moves in Asia. What moves the markets right now is the White house and Capitol hill.

A default means higher borrowing costs for the U.S and that means a slowdown of the global economy. It`s very difficult to understand why the U.S want more expensive money? A default would be a disastrous.

People at the World Bank and I.M.F said they belived the impasse would be resolved before october 17. If so they have to hurry up. The risk is that the government do not have enough money to pay its bills, and that`s for the first time in history. They are playing a game in Capitol Hill, and for all I know, they will probably come to an agreement in the last hour. It`s a political problem.

Is this the reason that is going to break the bullish trend? If not, we have to look for the unexpected. As long as we have this financial system, there must always builds up an bubble. So, what is the next bubble?

44% of the stocks on S&P 500 are high divident yield stocks. It`s the highest since 1970, and a little bit above it`s 35% average. This is crazy. And this is so called «safe stocks»? We are at the all time high, so it`s time to be careful.

News to look at today: Crude Oil Inventories at 10:30am, Beige Book at 2:00pm.

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