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October 8, 2020
Is Washington stimulus or lack thereof a big market driver? Stimulus is a necessary bridge. Recovery is uneven. If certain sectors don't get stimulus, there will be bankruptcies and a domino effect. A stimulus package will get through and will be very bullish.
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October 8, 2020
Is Washington stimulus or lack thereof a big market driver? Stimulus is a necessary bridge. Recovery is uneven. If certain sectors don't get stimulus, there will be bankruptcies and a domino effect. A stimulus package will get through and will be very bullish.
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October 8, 2020
How safe are pipelines? Pretty safe. No commodity risk. Needed infrastructure to harness any growth in the oil space. Risk if oil completely falls apart or producers go away. That's unlikely. Oil will still have its place.
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October 8, 2020
How safe are pipelines? Pretty safe. No commodity risk. Needed infrastructure to harness any growth in the oil space. Risk if oil completely falls apart or producers go away. That's unlikely. Oil will still have its place.
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October 8, 2020
Will talk of curbing Amazon's market power amount to anything? Yes. A lot of ways to go after them. Maybe they won't be able to sell their own products, and be only a distribution service. So powerful. An enabler to the world. A blessing to have, but regulators will seek to curb their monopoly power.
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October 8, 2020
Will talk of curbing Amazon's market power amount to anything? Yes. A lot of ways to go after them. Maybe they won't be able to sell their own products, and be only a distribution service. So powerful. An enabler to the world. A blessing to have, but regulators will seek to curb their monopoly power.
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October 8, 2020
Air Canada for a TFSA? In your TFSA, you could buy a high flyer like Shopify, but you could really get it wrong. Better to dial expectations down a bit. If you're going to buy a stock with balance sheet trouble, you probably want it in a non-registered account so you can use the losses. For the risk/reward, he wouldn't buy airlines here at all.
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October 8, 2020
Air Canada for a TFSA? In your TFSA, you could buy a high flyer like Shopify, but you could really get it wrong. Better to dial expectations down a bit. If you're going to buy a stock with balance sheet trouble, you probably want it in a non-registered account so you can use the losses. For the risk/reward, he wouldn't buy airlines here at all.
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October 8, 2020
Canadian or US banks? Both get the vote. Canadian ones are accused of being more expensive. PE's are similar. At these levels, you can own both.
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October 8, 2020
Canadian or US banks? Both get the vote. Canadian ones are accused of being more expensive. PE's are similar. At these levels, you can own both.
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October 7, 2020
Companies that posted strong Q2 earnings have actually drifted lower? Yes. It's all about beating the spread. The market had high expectations, and there's been a selloff. On the flipside, companies whose worst-case scenario hasn't play out have started to perform a bit better.
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October 7, 2020
Companies that posted strong Q2 earnings have actually drifted lower? Yes. It's all about beating the spread. The market had high expectations, and there's been a selloff. On the flipside, companies whose worst-case scenario hasn't play out have started to perform a bit better.
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October 7, 2020
Will euphoria return to big tech? Great question. In a number of cases, they've been ingrained in economies. Larger tech benefits from positive secular trends. Ultimately, there's a lot of money pouring in through passive means. Nothing to show a change to this, so we'll see new highs on those names.
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October 7, 2020
Will euphoria return to big tech? Great question. In a number of cases, they've been ingrained in economies. Larger tech benefits from positive secular trends. Ultimately, there's a lot of money pouring in through passive means. Nothing to show a change to this, so we'll see new highs on those names.
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October 7, 2020

Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. Year end volatility is expected, but further out, expectations are positive. There is a lot of cash being kept on the sidelines. There is a lot of worry in the market, but that is usually a good time to buy. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free

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October 7, 2020

Billy Kawasaki’s Insights - Billy’s most-liked answers from 5i Research. Year end volatility is expected, but further out, expectations are positive. There is a lot of cash being kept on the sidelines. There is a lot of worry in the market, but that is usually a good time to buy. Unlock Premium - Try 5i Free

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October 7, 2020
When Trump tweets something that causes the market to go down, it's a mistake to sell (i.e. kieboshing stiumulus). Why? Trump will follow with a tweet that reverses himself (sort of), like today, which caused markets to rebound. Meanwhile, Democrats again announced that they want to break up the monopolies of mega-cap tech companies of Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon. He's not sure that they are monopolies. Rather they have created industries full of small companies. Our economic system needs competition. Also, these tech titans are America's pride. Also, they support small business. How does a small business advertise cheaply? Buy ads on Facebook and Instagram.
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October 7, 2020
When Trump tweets something that causes the market to go down, it's a mistake to sell (i.e. kieboshing stiumulus). Why? Trump will follow with a tweet that reverses himself (sort of), like today, which caused markets to rebound. Meanwhile, Democrats again announced that they want to break up the monopolies of mega-cap tech companies of Facebook, Apple, Google and Amazon. He's not sure that they are monopolies. Rather they have created industries full of small companies. Our economic system needs competition. Also, these tech titans are America's pride. Also, they support small business. How does a small business advertise cheaply? Buy ads on Facebook and Instagram.
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October 6, 2020
Is today the time to buy growth stocks? Any time is. No matter the macro, there are companies but you have to look now with a fine-tooth comb. The velocity of money speaks to how often a given dollar circulates through the economy. Say he gets haircut and that barber buys groceries and those dollars are spent elsewhere. Now, that money is circulating is declining (less), so GDP will increase less. We won't see inflation until the velocity of money picks up. US government bonds are a safe haven and the price of them bid up in times of distress. Because stocks are strong, we're seeing a back-up in bond yields. He expects yields to go lower and even negative yields during the next period of economic weakness.
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October 6, 2020
Is today the time to buy growth stocks? Any time is. No matter the macro, there are companies but you have to look now with a fine-tooth comb. The velocity of money speaks to how often a given dollar circulates through the economy. Say he gets haircut and that barber buys groceries and those dollars are spent elsewhere. Now, that money is circulating is declining (less), so GDP will increase less. We won't see inflation until the velocity of money picks up. US government bonds are a safe haven and the price of them bid up in times of distress. Because stocks are strong, we're seeing a back-up in bond yields. He expects yields to go lower and even negative yields during the next period of economic weakness.
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October 6, 2020
Yesterday's rally wasn't sustainable. Today, Trump axed the stimulus talks and markets slid. It's a crushing disappointment for all who lost a job or business during Covid, especially in hospitality. Investors are disappointed; markets thrive on liquidity. US Fed's Powell wanted more stimulus. Cramer thinks Trump is taking a calculated risk, seeing a V-shaped recovery. Can small business and travel hold on for another month when Trump says he will resume talks? Small businesses are suffering, but those don't show up on the stock market, which Trump closely watches. Sectors that are thriving are seeing a V-shaped recover, including tech and home-builders. That said, we need stimulus now.
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October 6, 2020
Yesterday's rally wasn't sustainable. Today, Trump axed the stimulus talks and markets slid. It's a crushing disappointment for all who lost a job or business during Covid, especially in hospitality. Investors are disappointed; markets thrive on liquidity. US Fed's Powell wanted more stimulus. Cramer thinks Trump is taking a calculated risk, seeing a V-shaped recovery. Can small business and travel hold on for another month when Trump says he will resume talks? Small businesses are suffering, but those don't show up on the stock market, which Trump closely watches. Sectors that are thriving are seeing a V-shaped recover, including tech and home-builders. That said, we need stimulus now.
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October 6, 2020
"Stick to stocks," he often sees on Twitter. But now you can't divorce politics from the markets with the election around the corner. You must watch politics. For example, Trump loves fossil fuels, so he urged viewers to sell, sell, sell oil because Trump's approval would flood the market with oil, and it did. Politics and medicine are driving the market these days--including today when Trump cancelled stimulus talks.
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October 6, 2020
"Stick to stocks," he often sees on Twitter. But now you can't divorce politics from the markets with the election around the corner. You must watch politics. For example, Trump loves fossil fuels, so he urged viewers to sell, sell, sell oil because Trump's approval would flood the market with oil, and it did. Politics and medicine are driving the market these days--including today when Trump cancelled stimulus talks.
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October 5, 2020
The stock market doesn't work today without the stimulus from governments. Without the stimulus, we are in the worst depression since the 1930s. The headlines for stimulus bills around the world are coming out daily.
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October 5, 2020
The stock market doesn't work today without the stimulus from governments. Without the stimulus, we are in the worst depression since the 1930s. The headlines for stimulus bills around the world are coming out daily.
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October 5, 2020
Biden presidency. The street research says that election night certainty will be bullish. Taxes and stimulus money will be different between Trump and Biden. Once the uncertainties are settled, the markets will be bullish. However, Berman is sceptical that Trump will go down quietly.
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October 5, 2020
Biden presidency. The street research says that election night certainty will be bullish. Taxes and stimulus money will be different between Trump and Biden. Once the uncertainties are settled, the markets will be bullish. However, Berman is sceptical that Trump will go down quietly.
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October 5, 2020
The monumental amount of debt has been growing for decades. The last time we had this much debt was during the great depression. The natural rate of growth has never been lower than today. There is a growth dynamic problem and the math doesn't work. Inflation could be a solution to deal with debt but he sees more stagflation.
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October 5, 2020
The monumental amount of debt has been growing for decades. The last time we had this much debt was during the great depression. The natural rate of growth has never been lower than today. There is a growth dynamic problem and the math doesn't work. Inflation could be a solution to deal with debt but he sees more stagflation.
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