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Past articles by Chuck:

4 Metrics For Future Stock Market Returns

Earnings growth will be lower, P/E multiples are close to record highs along with profit margins. Here are four metrics to consider for long-term stock market returns. → Read More

MicroStrategy’s Stock Is Tied To Bitcoin’s Success Or Failure

MicroStrategy has tied the success of its stock to bitcoin. By going all-in with its cash and raising debt it now owns over 100,000 bitcoins worth almost $3.7 billion. → Read More

AMC And GameStop Are Still Set Up For A Short Squeeze

While AMC and GameStop have seen some short covering, they are still set up for a short squeeze. → Read More

AMC’s Stock Set Up For A Short Squeeze

While it hasn’t happened yet, AMC’s shares are set up for a short squeeze. → Read More

Biden’s Stock Market Is Crushing Trump’s

President Trump liked to equate the stock market’s performance to how well a job he was doing. Unfortunately for him, the stock market's returns post Biden’s victory are significantly greater than Trump’s from four years ago. → Read More

GameStop’s $1 Billion Insurance Policy

GameStop filed this morning to sell up to $1 billion in new stock. This moves makes perfect sense since the dilution to current shareholders should be minimal. → Read More

GameStop’s Sudden Move Higher Is Another Trap

GameStop’s shares have doubled in just over two weeks and at one point were up almost 250%. While the company is becoming more focused on an e-commerce business model, this won’t happen overnight and almost certainly not quick enough to support the stock’s higher valuation. → Read More

December May Have Seen Shrinking Payrolls

Job growth seems to have continued to soften and may have turned negative in December. → Read More

Biden’s Stock Market Is Off To A Faster Start Than Trump’s

With the Dow Jones breaking 30,000 for the first time it shows that stocks have started off stronger under President-elect Biden than they did under President-elect Trump four years ago. → Read More

Trump’s Economic Growth Is Slower Than Obama’s Last 3 Years

President Trump says the economy is the best ever. When you look at GDP growth rates, one quickly realizes he is gaslighting the American public. Each of the last three years of Obama’s economy were stronger than Trump’s 2019 once adjusted for trade, inventory impacts and government spending. → Read More

Trump’s Jobs Recovery Is Still A Long Ways Off

President Trump calls this the best economy ever? Unemployment claims increased for the past two weeks and are still over 1 million per week along with almost 13 million more people out of work since February. → Read More


A record 20.5 million people lost their jobs in April, driving up the unemployment rate to a historic high of 14.7%. The numbers will be worse next month. → Read More

Stocks May Have Hit A Ceiling

Stocks had a great April, but it will be challenging for them to continue to rally. Earnings estimates continue to drop and current valuation multiples were last seen in late 2001. → Read More

Coronavirus, CARES And PPP Will Explode The Federal Deficit And Debt

The Federal government will spend over $2.5 trillion in just the next few months to try and offset the economic impact of the coronavirus. This spending, along with lower tax revenues, will create deficits and levels of debt that the U.S. has never experienced. → Read More

Trump’s ‘Greater Recession’ Is Coming

Incoming economic data is worse than the Great Recession’s. While President Trump didn’t create the coronavirus, his Administration’s slow response has led to a greater economic impact than if policies had been put in place and medical equipment ordered earlier and testing was readily available. → Read More

One Chart Shows Coronavirus’ Stunning Job Losses

With 22 million unemployment insurance claims filed in just the last four weeks, these will wipe out all the job gains under President's Obama and Trump. And the unemployment rate could hit 17% before any more layoffs occur. → Read More

Four Charts Comparing Trump’s Vs. Obama’s Stock Market Returns

President Trump has tweeted 128 times about the stock market since he took the Oath of Office. These four charts compare the returns of the Dow 30 Industrials and the S&P 500 over the first three plus years since he was elected or inaugurated vs. President Obama over the same timeframes. → Read More

Warren Buffett Should Take A Flyer On Boeing

Warren Buffett continues to search for an elephant to deploy the $125 billion in cash at Berkshire Hathaway. With Boeing’s stock price under pressure from its 787 MAX crashes and subsequent fiascos, there are multiple pros and cons for Buffett to make by far his largest investment in history. → Read More

Obama’s 2009 Recovery Act Kicked Off Over 10 Years Of Economic Growth

President Obama signed the Recovery Act eleven years ago today that helped to kick-start an economic recovery that has lasted for over a decade and create the longest period of job growth in U.S. history. → Read More

Obama’s Last Three Years Of Job Growth All Beat Trump’s Best Year

President Trump continues to gaslight that this is the “Best economy ever”. When you compare the three years he has been in office to Obama’s last three, Trump’s yearly job growth didn’t exceed any of Obama's. Over that timeframe, Trump has created 1.5 million fewer jobs than Obama. → Read More