Podcast: Blood Moons on Wall Street?

Podcast: Blood Moons on Wall Street?

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  • What are the blood moons and how they could impact your portfolio?
  • Is another financial collapse on the horizon for 2015?
  • Proud to Own Series – A company creating life saving medicines for hard to treat diseases.
  • Into the Light Series – Is there porn in your portfolio?
  • My trade idea of the week
  • My weekly run down on top sectors of the economy, my favorite currencies, commodities, and countries you should consider for your investment dollars.

This week’s question comes from Erick, a longtime VIP subscriber at wallstrenegade.com. He says,  “Jay I loved your last two books The Faith-Based Millionaire and The Faith-Based Investor, any new books coming out?”

It was perfect timing for his question because the past few months I have been working on a book. It is set to come out the end of next month. It is in the editing process now. The cover and everything is done. We are just fine tuning the details…  Blood Moons on Wall Street: How to Profit from the Upcoming Financial Crisis

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Investment Themes & Strategies Podcast

Each and every week we tackle the world of finances so I can help you grow, protect, and share your wealth!

If you would like a review of your portfolio, whether you have IRAs, 401ks, Roths, or taxable investment accounts give me a call or email me for a FREE 30 minute review. Call me at 866-594-9919. For more information about our products and services check out wallstrenegade.com/products.

Is there Porn in Your Portfolio?

Is there Porn in Your Portfolio?

Into the Light Series

ON NOWEvery Friday I highlight a company that fail our moral screens. We use our “proud to own” processto screen out companies that don’t line up with our faith and values.

This week we look at Comcast Corporation (CMCSA). Comcast Corp., is among the world’s leading communication companies, providing basic cable, digital cable and high speed internet services. But are they providing healthy content?

Unfortunately not!

Though it may be decent from a financial perspective, it doesn’t make it through our moral screening process. We prefer stocks that make it through both the moral and financial screens.  There are just 6.5% of the publicly traded stocks that fail our moral screens and Comcast is one of them.

Is there Porn in Your Portfolio?

Is there Porn in Your Portfolio?Many investors invest in mutual funds, exchange traded funds (ETFs), and buy stocks in companies. You may own some of these investments in your 401k at work, or your IRA or Roth IRA, or maybe in a taxable account.  Have you ever stopped to think about what companies you own in your portfolio?

There may be companies that violate your faith and values.  Companies involved in pornography, explicit entertainment, and promoting unbiblical lifestyles.  Would you knowingly and willingly invest in companies like this?

Comcast Corporation is one of these companies that violates biblical values.

 

Here are three big reasons why Comcast fails our moral screens:

1. Explicit Entertainment Provider

Distribution

Through cable, pay-per-view (PPV) or video-on-demand channels, it distributes anti-family programming. It offers Video on Demand (VOD) containing sexually explicit, profane, and violent programming through Comcast, premium services. It also produces motion pictures, miniseries, sitcoms, other types of programming, or commercials containing sexually graphic, violent or profane material. Source: Common Sense Media (www.commonsensemedia.org)

2. Pornographic Provider

Distribution

It distributes pornographic films through cable, pay-per-view (PPV) or video-on-demand channels. Source: www.comcast.com. It offers channels containing adult-content through Comcast Premium. Channels include: Playboy.

Advertising

It also advertises in pornographic media to potential customers about their products and/or services by placing advertisements in adult content magazines, cable networks and/or internet sites.

3. Homosexual Promotion

Films

It produces theatrically-released movies, made-for-TV movies, miniseries, sitcoms, other types of programming, or commercials that promote the homosexual lifestyle as an acceptable alternative lifestyle. These feature gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender characters or issues and may have same-sex romance or relationships as an acceptable and important plot device. Source: Wikipedia (www.wikipedia.org)

Workplace Groups

It recognizes GLBT organizations or affinity groups in the workplace, including: Cg Network

Philanthropy

It provides charitable aid or donations to non-profit organizations that include foundations actively pursuing and advancing the alternative lifestyle movement. Source: GLAAD (www.glaad.org)

Sponsorship

It has formed a business relationship with GLBTQ (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, and/or questioning) organization(s) or events in an attempt to gain marketing and community relations opportunities. Money, products or services are exchanged for corporate recognition for their involvement. Source: NLGJA (www.nlgja.org)

Television Programming

It distributes homosexual programming through cable, pay-per-view (PPV) or video-on-demand channels. Source: Bravo TV (www.bravotv.com)

Bottom Line: As you can see, Comcast is not a company we can be “proud to own”. It is a company that violates our faith and values. You may be involved with companies like Comcast that don’t line up with your faith and values. You may own Comcast and others in your stock and mutual fund accounts. Get a FREE MORAL AUDIT of your portfolio to make sure your portfolio matches your faith and values.

 

Market Indicator Spots Danger Ahead

Market Indicator Spots Danger Ahead

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Our Short-Term Market Indicator has been downgraded from Yellow to Red.

market updateLong-Term Indicator: Bullish

Long-term Indicator: Green

We are still in the midst of a strong up trending bull market. This means investors should consider trading with a bullish bias. You can accomplish this through buying (going long) stocks, long ETF’s or by using call options. These are positions you plan to hold for at least 2-5 years.

Short-term Indicator: Bearish

Short-term Indicator: Red

Our market indicator has turned bearish…
Our short-term market indicator has gone from Yellow (Caution) to Red (Danger).  We are starting to see some warning signs for the markets and as a result, we are suggesting you reduce your equity exposure.

Because the long-term indicator is still green (bullish), we are closely monitoring positions within our model portfolios. 

For the full briefing and actions to take, CLICK HERE 

 

Is Johnson & Johnson Really a “Family” Company?

Is Johnson & Johnson Really a “Family” Company?

Into the Light Series

ON NOWEvery Friday I highlight a company that fail our moral screens. We use our “proud to own” process to screen out companies that don’t line up with our faith and values.

This week we look at Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), which claims to be a “family” company.

Johnson & Johnson is engaged in the research and development, manufacture and sale of a range of products in the healthcare field. The Company operates in three segments: Consumer, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices and Diagnostics. It offers baby products, oral care, skin care, and a variety of other pharmaceutical products.

Though it may be decent from a financial perspective, it doesn’t make it through our moral screening process. We prefer stocks that make it through both the moral and financial screens.  There are just 6.5% of the publicly traded stocks that fail our moral screens and Johnson & Johnson is one of them.

Here are the reasons it fails our screens:

Abortion Involvement

Is Johnson & Johnson  a Family Company?It produces oral contraceptives. Some birth control methods act as “abortifacients” by preventing the fertilized egg from being implanted, or by causing a premature delivery.  Source: International Planned Parenthood Federation (contraceptive.ippf.org)

It is involved in fetal tissue research.  It does scientific experimentations performed upon or using tissue taken from human fetuses. In order for stem cells to be harvested from an embryo the embryo is destroyed. A human embryo is the earliest stage of human life. Ironically, adult stem cells have been successful in treating and curing 65 human diseases, while embryonic stem cells have not cured a single one. Adult stem cells are obtained from body tissues such as bone marrow, umbilical cord blood, fat cells, etc., and do not destroy life.  Source: www.crucell.com

It is involved in abortion philanthropy. It has history of corporate philanthropy to Planned Parenthood, single largest provider of elective abortions in the US.   Source: Internal Revenue Service 2012.

Explicit Entertainment Advertising

It addvertises and supports shows containing sexually graphic, violent or profane material and ultimately undermines the positive values parents are trying to instill in their young ones. On the list of “Top Fifteen” advertisers sponsoring TV-series/Sitcoms/Movies containing sex, violence and foul language.  Source: Parents Television Council (www.parentstv.org)

Homosexual Activism

Formation of homosexual groups.  It officially recognizes GLBT (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender/transsexual) employee groups and/or special networks designed especially for GLBT employees. It recognizes GLBT organizations or affinity groups in the workplace, including: GLOBAL Source: Human Rights Campaign (www.hrc.org)

Provides philanthropy to homosexual organizations. It provides charitable aid or donations to non-profit organizations that include foundations actively pursuing and advancing the alternative lifestyle movement. Source: Point Foundation (www.pointfoundation.org)

It promotes gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender/transsexual, or questioning lifestyles (GLBTQ). This may include advertisements or marketing campaigns targeted to those who choose alternative lifestyles, proudly display or boast being “gay-friendly”, and/or provide resources for the advancement of GLBTQ groups (meeting places, materials, etc). Source: HRC Corporate Equality Index Guide (www.hrc.org),  Out & Equal Workplace Summit (www.outandequal.org)

It has supported legislation to advance alternative lifestyles.  It supports federal legislation that affects the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans. Source: Supreme Court of the United States (www.supremecourt.gov)

Bottom Line: As you can see Johnson & Johnson may be involved in areas that don’t line up with your faith and values.  However you may own this company in your stocks and mutuals funds.  Get a FREE MORAL AUDIT of your portfolio to make sure your portfolio matches your faith and values.

Podcast: Will the Strong Dollar Wreck Your Portfolio?

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  • With the U.S. dollar strong and interest rates set to rise: are these the kiss of death for stocks and commodities?
  • I will show how the dollar could get even stronger and how to prepare your portfolio for that… Some smart money moves to take now!
  • Proud to Own Stock: This company goes head to head with Wal-Mart and is a clear winner!
  • Into the Light – Stock to Avoid: This so called “family” company is involved in abortion, sex, and homosexuality.
  • My trade idea of the week
  • My weekly run down on top sectors of the economy, my favorite currencies, commodities, and countries you should consider for your investment dollars.

 

investment themes and strategiesPodcast #31: Strong Dollar

Each and every week we tackle the world of finances so I can help you grow, protect, and share your wealth!

If you would like a review of your portfolio, whether you have IRAs, 401ks, Roths, or taxable investment accounts give me a call or email me for a FREE 30 minute review. Call me at 866-594-9919. For more information about our products and services check out wallstrenegade.com/products.

 

 

4 Reasons to Invest in Foreign Markets Right Now Podcast

4 Reasons to Invest in Foreign Markets Right Now Podcast

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  • With the U.S. markets doing so well the past few years, should you invest in the foreign markets
  • What are 4 reasons to consider international stocks?
  • What are 5 risks international investors face?
  • Proud to Own Stock: We highlight a key company you can be “proud to own”
  • Into the Light – Stock to Avoid: We highlight a company that fails our moral screening process.
  • My trade idea of the week: A small cap tech company that is on fire!
  • My weekly run down on top sectors of the economy, my favorite currencies, commodities, and countries you should consider for your investment dollars.

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Each and every week we tackle the world of finances so I can help you grow, protect, and share your wealth!

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If you would like a review of your portfolio, whether you have IRAs, 401ks, Roths, or taxable investment accounts give me a call for a FREE 30 minute review. Call me at 866-594-9919. For more information about our products and services check out wallstrenegade.com/products.