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Am I The ONLY ONE That Has Worked Out That Donald Trump Will ALWAYS Delay Enforcing Tariffs?

by Anura Guruge


Click to access the WSJ original. Google for more.


Click to access my post.


Well, lets face it. You can, if you squint hard enough and put on rose-colored specs, see that Donald Trump and I are twins separated at birth.

No wonder I can understand him and predict what he is going to do. We are so, so very alike — he is just better looking and is rich.

Let me tell you. Donald is NOT serious about tariffs. He is just using it as a cudgel. Don’t get excited about it. Play the market assuming that the tariffs will ALWAYS be kicked down the road.

Trust me.

IF you don’t, go back and look.

He has always, push come to shove, delayed tariffs at the 10th hour. The GOOD, KIND, GENEROUS man he is, he does NOT wait until the 11th hour. He does it earlier. Bless his BIG heart.

So, now you know.

Trump is not serious about tariffs.


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EXACTLY As I Predicted Trump Backs Down On Key China Tariffs. I Can’t STOP Smiling.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access my posts of 11-days ago.


Click to ENLARGE. From CNBC from a FEW minutes ago.


From ‘marketwatch.com’.


It really is like stealing candy from a baby!

I live off the stock market and have done for the last 12-years.

So, it helps if you can anticipate what is going to happen and in my DOTAGE I have, to my own amusement, have got good at this. Yes, it PAYS. SMILE. Thanks.

Old age and experience really does help.

Just 15 or 16 years ago I would listen to the investing advice of old men and wish I could be so sanguine and sage.

NOW I am one of those old men, and I am loving it.

While others panic and sell, I rebalance and wait for the bounce. I actually rebalanced yesterday because I knew the bounce was imminent. What can I say.

Yes, I can give you advice on investing. SMILE.


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Why Does The Stock Market React To Trump’s Tariff Threats — He ALWAYS Backs Down!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and savor. From ‘marketwatch.com’.


Just don’t get it. The stock market did it AGAIN today. Reacted BADLY when Trump threatened China with more tariffs.

But, am I the ONLY one who has noticed. He always, but always, backs down at the last minute and kicks the can down the road.

Has done it with Canada, with Mexico, with the EU and with China.

He is all bluster and no trousers.

Just can’t understand why the market reacts. It should just ignore the threats. He has cried wolf way too many times. He is just bluffing.


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Just Because The Dow Was Down 6% In 2018 Does Not Mean All Investors Lost Money. No Sire.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. From the Jan. 1, 2019 marketwatch.com.


No, my stock investments did NOT lose money in 2018. They actually appreciated, as they should. I have not lost money on the stock market in quite a few years. {Smile}.

No, it wasn’t luck. Much of it was patience, prudence and sanguinity. When I was younger I used to panic and start selling when the market went down. Well, after nearly 30-years I finally learnt. And towards the end I was inspired by two elderly gentleman, both close to 80, who had done very well as investors. I learnt from them. They were long term investors. Buying and holding ‘solid’ stock for years without constantly trading and chasing the latest fad/trend.

Their wisdom finally dawned on after I turned 55. I started thinking long-term and strategically.

That I stayed FULLY invested during the financial carnage of 2008 — 2012 helped. Proved to me that I can weather the worst downturns and still survive. Of course, those of us who suffered during those 4-years came out of it stronger and then started reaping rapid gains soon after. That was a nice boost.

I do a lot of options BUT I don’t churn stock. I buy and hold for years and I have bought well. {Smile}

Yes, sometimes I do think I should share with others my investing insights. But, I am not licensed etc. So, alas, I have to keep much of my strategy to myself.

But, please, going forward THINK — ‘be patient’, ‘be sanguine’, ‘try not to panic’, ‘think long’, ‘buy-and-hold’.

Happy New Year. Good investing. 2019 will be a better year I hope — for YOUR sake.


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Dow Shoots Up 152 To A Stock Market Record On The Day Of The Worst Mass Shooting In History — MUST Tell Us Something!

by Anura Guruge


From MarketWatch.com


The relentless, never ending RISE of the Stock Market since Drump. From MarketWatch.com.


This was sobering and scary. This is a market that knows NO FEAR — and that is scary.

What would justify investors driving up the market, to 152 pts on the Dow, and to an all time HIGH when TV media, all day, has been saturated in blood. This is unreal. Yes, I know. It is the greed to do with the looming tax cuts. But, that is a long way out.

Not sour grapes on my part. I am fully-invested, and long — and have been since 2007! {Smile} Yes, I took all the pain, downturn and horrendous losses of the recession and held my nerve just. I can smile now. So, this is good for I. But, I am very pragmatic investor. I know when we go against the grain and that we are doing right now.

Today, was NOT right, by any measure, any standard, any set of values. We are going to have to pay for this greed — though I use the ‘we’ more in the Royal sense. Scary.


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Next Week, Year End 2016, On The Stock Market — My Take.

by Anura Guruge


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Dow ’30’, 1:20pm on Wednesday, December 21, 2016, ‘The Solstice’ — trying but failing to flirt with Dow 20,000.


The U.S. Stock Market, next week, December 27 – 30, in my opinion is going to rater STRANGE.

For a start, with Monday (Boxing Day) a holiday in lieu of Christmas Day (falling on a Sunday) it is going to be a short week (albeit not with stocks getting shorted) — with most likely very THIN volumes.

Whether the Dow hits, or is over, 20,000 is not going to matter most.

But, we are going to see another Trump effect!

Typically this is the week that savvy investors rebalance their portfolio to exploit CAPITAL GAINS — or more to the point CAPITAL LOSSES.

But, this year that is going to be different.

By and large, unless you have been very unlucky or imprudent, there isn’t going to be that much Capital Losses around! The market has done well. {SMILE}

Plus, most people MUST BELIEVE that Trump, in his first year, i.e., 2017, will REDUCE Capital Gains tax.

So why sell in 2016. Wait to see what Trump does in 2017.

That will be a MAJOR FACTOR.

So, I, for one, do NOT expect to see much CAPITAL GAINS/LOSSES related selling next week. We might see some in the first week of January.

And then there will be the CUSTOMARY ‘Window Dressing’ by the Stock Fund Managers, who yet again (as tends to be their wont), got it WRONG. So that will fuel another wave of buying.

That is my take. Not that I plan to do much next week. I am all set — thank you. {SMILE}

Have some BIG options expiring next year.

Happy Holidays.


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NYSE Further Insults Veterans & The World: Features China’s Despicable ‘Singles Day’ On Veterans Day.

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>> Despicable Chinese & 11/11 Singles Day.
>> Contacting World Leaders re. Singles Day.

>> U.S. stands IMPOTENT while China cocks-a-snook. 


Today, Armistice Day, Remembrance Day, Veterans Day & Poppy Day is a Federal Holiday.

The NYSE is OPEN.

But not only that, they FEATURED China’s Alibaba, for their despicable ‘Singles Day’
that they CHOSE to be on 11/11 to make fun of the World.

This is NOT right.

I own Alibaba shares. That doesn’t mean I think that this is right.


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Alibaba ringing the Opening Bell at the NYSE on Veterans Day 2015. This is DISGUSTING.


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From Forbes. Click for original. China cocks-a-snook at the World as WE mark WW I & WW II.


I see all these people claiming to support our Veterans and honor the War dead.

But everybody sits around doing NOTHING.

We have to do SOMETHING.


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