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About johnonstocks

I've been trading stocks since 2003, active on Motley Fool's discussion boards and using first Hidden Gems, then Global Gains. I no longer have the newsletters, but I keep up on the WSJ and read David Rosenberg everyday at Education: CFA level 2 candidate MBA-focus in Finance, Marshall, University of Southern California - expected Dec 2010. BS Mechanical Engineering, UC San Diego, June 2002

An Indecisive Market

The market does seem very indecisive at the moment. For my two biggest bets, gold has been struggling at 1900 for nearly a month, while silver has been struggling at 28 for over a month. QQQ (Nasdaq) just passed the … Continue reading

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Miner adjustments

I actually did start a position in Crypto last Monday, going with Cardano this time, ticker ADA. I also sold some of the more speculative miners in Lithium, Graphite, and Uranium exploration. In addition, I sold covered calls on all … Continue reading

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Reassessing Crypto – time to turn Bullish?

As you could see from my previous post, I was worried about crypto for a while. I had gotten out of the space completely in April as the altcoins were beginning to skyrocket while Bitcoin was rolling over. This turned … Continue reading

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Is Crypto rolling over? Rotation to Value? Charts.

It’s been an exciting couple of weeks in the market to say the least. I’m going to go through some basic charts of the areas I’m looking at: Crypto is having a crazy week. Bitcoin looks like it’s been in … Continue reading

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Covid precautions are almost over in the US

I’m with a bunch of family in Florida right now, so I’m going to write a quick post and leave it at that. Out here you still see masks here and there but many aren’t worried about it. Nearly half … Continue reading

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I’m bullish precious metals. Time for charts.

I figured I’m focus on some charts today, starting with the most bullish – commodities: Cameco is the Uranium miner I’ve been holding, and it just broke out to new highs. I sold covered calls on it last week to … Continue reading

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Beware the false choices of mainstream narratives

We’re at a point in the market that’s difficult to read. The S&P 500 was flat all week, with intraday false breakouts on the upside and the downside. I closed out my short-dated SPY puts Friday morning for a loss … Continue reading


Stock reactions from news vs underlying cash flows

The stock market reacts to events in funny ways. Usually the headline news events have nothing to do with market movements at all, but the press will just say “stocks went up on optimism about vaccines” or occasionally “stocks went … Continue reading

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My thoughts on Crypto

Cryptocurrencies have been going crazy this week, particularly the altcoins lead by quick triples in DOGE and XRP. I do wish I held onto the bit that I sold off a week and a half ago as they all jumped, … Continue reading

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Talk of a market top is probably early

I’ve found Twitter to be an invaluable tool to get a sense of the stock markets. For years I used it only to announce blog posts, thinking of it as a weird newer Facebook or something. For news, I tried … Continue reading

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