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    I was in the Green Yesterday and Beat the S&P by 0.42%.

    Today Morning, the Markets are Under Pressure due to the Upcoming Powell Speech this Afternoon.

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    I made a Small Contribution on my Portfolio Yesterday into my Taxable Brokerage Account.

    100% of the Contribution was Invested into VTI.

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    I had a Small Beat on the S&P Index Yesterday.
    I Beat the Index by 0.06%.

    The Markets Took Off Yesterday to the Upside after the Fed Speech. The Fed Appeared to Confirm the Slowdown of Rate Hikes in the Future. This Caused a Nice Broad Market Rally Yesterday.

    I Think the Markets May get a Short Term Boost but will Sell Off Again with a 75 Basis Point Increase in December. Interest Rates are still not bad when viewed from a historical standpoint.

    Just my Opinion and Predictions, But what do I know? LoL.

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    So it Seems as if Black Friday and Cyber Monday Shopping Hit Records for 2022.

    Weren’t the Analyst's Predicting Lower Earnings on a Softer Holiday Spending Season? The Holiday Shopping Season has Just Started. I Think we see Strong Earnings in January.

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    A Very Small Loss Yesterday. Basically Flat.
    I did Manage to Book a Beat on the S&P Yesterday.
    I beat the Index by 0.05%.

    November Jobs Report is due out later this Morning.

    Good Luck on this Friday!

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    Another Very Small Loss on Friday, Basically a Wash.
    I beat the S&P by 0.02% on Friday.

    The Markets were Rocky on Friday due to a Strong Jobs Report.
    Go Figure. LoL.

    We Start Another Week Today.
    Indices are Under Pressure this Morning.
    Oil is Rising on Russian Ban, and OPEC Cuts.

    Next Week is the Last FED Meeting of the Year.
    I think this 50 Basis Point December Hike is Not Going to Happen.
    I think we see a 75 Basis Point Hike.

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    Big Red Day Yesterday and Today is not looking That Great Either.

    I Got beat by 0.22% Yesterday by the S&P Index.
    One Stock was Green Yesterday, DAL (Delta Airlines, INC.)

    Strong Services Sector Numbers Yesterday Spooked the Markets into FED Raising Rates, Which they Will.

    IDK how I am Seriously Having Conversations with People in my Private Life, who Are Heavily Invested in the Stock Market, who Think that the FED is Going to go from 75 Basis Points to Zero Point Hike Next Week.
    UnReal!

    I Will Check in the Markets Later. Now Time for Some FutBol!

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    Suffered a Substantial Loss Again Yesterday.
    Nothing New This Year. LoL.
    I Got Beat by the S&P Index by 0.58% Yesterday.

    DAL Was Green Again Yesterday, and SPG (Simon Property Group, INC.) was also Positive.

    Futures are Lower on "Recession Fears Worsen", and Fed Rate Hikes.

    We have already been in a Recession, and are Still in one.
    Why is this something hard for the Media to Grasp?
    The Headlines. LoL.

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    I did some More Tax Loss Harvesting this Morning to Offset More of my Taxable Gains for this Year.
    3.5 Weeks Left this Year to Tax Loss Harvest.

    I Completely Disposed my Non-Material Position, NVDA (NVIDIA Corporation).
    Selling NVDA makes my Portfolio Simpler.
    One Less Company to Study.

    The Proceeds Were Invested as Follows:

    35% into VTI (Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund)
    25% into PARA (Paramount Global) Average Down a Material Position.
    25% into AMZN (Amazon.com, INC.) Average Down a Non-Material Position.
    15% into AMAT (Applied Materials, INC.) Average Down.

    AMAT is almost what I consider a Material Holding.
    Will I add More to It this Year? Time will Tell.

    AMZN was Supposed to be a Swing Trade, but I got Caught Up During the Split Time in the Summer.
    Even if the Current Position in AMZN goes to Zero, which we All Know is Not Happening, I Would Care Less and It will not Effect me at all.

    I have been Following AMZN and TSLA Closely.
    AMZN like AMAT Could Become a Material Holding of Mine.
    I Might be Adding to AMZN and Opening a Position in TSLA before Years End.
    As I Stated a Few Weeks Ago, I am looking for an Entry into TSLA as a Swing Trade. Some Fun! LoL.

    Cash is Still Sitting.
    Which has been Rare for the Past 5-7 Years.
    Still Contemplating if I want to Invest in the Equity Markets Further or Shore Up Cash for Some More Real Estate Deals.

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    My Updated Portfolio:

    Individual Equities: 44.26%
    ETF's and MF's: 55.74%

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    Looks Like there is a New Sheriff in Town. LoL.

    Bernard Arnault seems to have Overtaken Musk as the Title Holder of Worlds Richest Man.

    https://www.nasdaq.com/articles/elon-musk-loses-title-of-worlds-richest-man-to-lvmhs-arnault-forbes

    Arnault is the Boss of LVMH (LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE) a French Luxury Goods Powerhouse Owning Many Popular Luxury Brands.

    It is Nice to see a Retailer and Fashion Designer Amongst the Worlds Richest.

    Here in the US our only options for investing in LVMH are ADR shares or a Luxury Goods ETF.

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    Another Red Day Yesterday and Another Day the S&P Beat Me.
    I got Beat by 0.27%.

    Three Positions were Green: LOW, SPG, AMAT.

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    It was Nice to be in the Green Yesterday.
    Nevertheless, I Still got Beat by the S&P by a Small Margin. 0.02%. LoL.

    PPI Came it Hotter than Expected Today and Markets are Mixed.

    CPI and Fed Rate Hike Next Week.

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    Mild Red Day Yesterday.
    I did Manage to Beat the S&P by 0.08% yesterday.

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    Reports are the Fraud SBF is in Jail.
    And it Took this Long Because?!

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    Solid Green Day Today!
    Also Booked a Beat on the S&P today by 0.25%.

    Today was a Peculiar Day:

    Markets Up
    VIX Up
    10 Year Treasury Up

    CPI Report Tomorrow Morning.

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    Markets are Optimistic about the Upcoming CPI Print in about a half hour.
    They are Steadily Climbing.

    Where do we end up?

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    Arnault has Increased his Lead over Musk by about $6.5B.

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    I wanted to Follow Up on This Post.

    Sometimes you Think that you have Missed an Opportunity, the Ship Has Sailed, but Boy do Times Change.
    Amazon can be Bought at 2018 Prices Currently.
    Tesla can be Bought at Two Year Lows Today.

    I am Still Hesitant on Adding New Monies to the Market because of Days Like Today.
    Good News, is Bad News.
    The Media is Always Worried about Something Else in this Day and Age.
    Today its all about what the FED will do Tomorrow.

    I thought a 75 Basis Point Hike was Possible with a Hot CPI Print, but We are Pretty Much Guaranteed at 50 Basis Point Hike Tomorrow after todays Cooler CPI Data.
    Will the Markets Rally, and More Importantly Hold the Gains with the Reassurance of the FED tomorrow? Lets See.

    I have been Spending Time this Month Updating, Reviewing, and Analyzing our Balance Sheet.
    This is a Stock Forum, so I do not Talk about other Investments like Real Estate and Precious Metals.
    We added to our Gold and Silver Stack in October. We Want More Metals.
    We added to our Real Estate Holdings in September. We Have Some More Projects Lined up.

    If anyone wants more Details into what we do with Precious Metals, and Real Estate, I Can Provide a Synopsis.

    However, They are Just not Fun Like the Daily Stock Market Swings. LoL.
    They are Safe, Boring, Buy and Hold Investments.

    Real Estate does Generate Passive Income though Much like Stock Market Dividends.
    I DO NOT CONSIDER MY PRECIOUS METALS STACK AN INVESTMENT. Our Stack is Not for Sale.

    I am about to make a Decision by the End of Next Week with how we are Proceeding with Saved Monies.
    Monthly Retirement Plan Contributions to our Portfolio will Continue Like Clock Work, Maxed out Each Year.

    Cash Maybe King in 2023, and Holding Some Might Not be a Bad Idea for When Opportunities Arise.

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