Investing Criteria

Rational assessment of businesses.
company is a cash-generating, industry-dominating, wealth-creating powerhouse — what we call a Rule Maker.
We’ve identified 11 general attributes of Rule-Making companies. Part 1 covers five qualitative aspects of a business. For each of these, the scoring is simple — 1 point if the attribute is met, 0 points if it’s not. Part 2 covers six financial criteria. Since these are more objective, each is worth 2 points if met, 0 points if not. Altogether, that’s 17 possible points. Got it? If so, pick a company to analyze and let’s get started!
*Note* Rule Maker analysis is primarily for companies with at least $1 Billion in annual sales.
Part 1: Evaluating the Biz Answer honestly! It’s either 100% yes, or else no.
1) Dominant Brand — Is the company the standout category king within its industry?
2) Repeat Purchases — Do customers return for purchase at least once a month?
3) Convenience — Within its industry, is the company’s product/service accessibility and convenience the best?
4) Expanding Possibilities — Can you answer “yes” to the following two questions?
a) Do your friends know about and use the product/service?
b) Is worldwide expansion believable for their stuff?
5) Your Familiarity & Interest — Are you a user of the company’s products or at least very familiar with them?
Part 2: Company Financials Fill in the cells outlined in blue. The spreadsheet will crunch the numbers.
*Important Note* — When evaluating quarterly (10-Q) results, use the year-to-date income statement data.
For example, if a company is 3/4 of the way through its fiscal year, use the full 9 months of info.
10Q Report

4 Strategies For Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency Investors

Investing in highly volatile bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies is risky business. These currencies are all electronic or virtual in nature, and thus have no physical presence. They don’t even have intrinsic value. However, no one can deny that right now these cryptocurrencies are extremely valuable and those who invested in the early days, and held on to their investments, are living the high life now as multi-millionaires, and even billionaires! 

If you want to be like these wise investors sometime in the future, then follow these 4 investing strategies to increase your chances for success. 

1 – Prepare For Volatility

It’s basically a given for cryptocurrencies that they are going to be extremely volatile. One minute the price is sitting at 5 digits, and the next it’s at 4 or even 3 digits! It’s absolutely unpredictable, and if you don’t take its volatility seriously, you could get in a lot of trouble. You could panic and sell off your crypto so you can minimize your loss. 

However, if you’ve braced yourself for scenarios like this, then you’d probably just shut down your computer, or turn off your TV, and lie down and sleep off your doubts. Tomorrow is a different day, the price could go back up, and all will be fine with the world. Being prepared for volatility is tough, but it’s definitely doable. 

2 – Proceed With Caution

Do your research before you start investing in bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies. When you’re dealing with hard-earned money, you don’t want to lose everything in one day.  You’re investing to make a profit sometime in the future. Don’t go all in without studying what you’re putting your money into.

3 – Diversify Your Portfolio

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket, so to speak. Don’t just invest in bitcoins. If possible, invest in other cryptocurrencies as well as traditional assets like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. At least if bitcoin prices drop, then you’re not going to be totally in the red. Your other investments will help keep you afloat.

4 – Store Your Virtual Coins In Cold Wallets

Investing is a long-term game, and it is not advisable to keep your cryptocurrencies in online wallets such as your exchange’s wallet, or even your mobile app wallet. Keep your private keys in cold wallets such as paper or hardware wallets since these aren’t connected to the Internet. You can keep small amounts in your online wallets, but the bulk of your investments should be offline.  

No Trades Wednesdays But Testing a New Swing Strategy

After looking at the market for a while I couldn’t find any trend that I like. Today, before market close I decided to place 2 swing trades; $XELA and $AAOI.

Let’s see what happens tomorrow morning or during the day.

This new strategy takes advantage of the low risk and bull trending stocks and the end of the day. There still going to be after hour traders reading the trends and potentially keep moving the stock higher.

7 Quality Dimensions

In order to improve data quality and maximise its insight potential, the Forrester report identifies seven quality dimensions that marketers should align their data across for best results:

  • Timeliness: Timely data comes from sources that are up to date. Access to faster data enables relevant insights that meet business objectives
  • Completeness: Complete data records are ones where all expected attributes are provided. A complete customer and marketing data set ensures that all behaviors, intentions, permissions, and sentiments are captured for robust analysis, such as understanding channel halo effects or how customers feel about your brand
  • Consistency: Consistent data references a common taxonomy across platforms, channels, and campaigns. Having consistent data for things like campaign codes and customer identifiers can help marketers speed up the data collection process and analyse trends over time, without worrying about data being labeled correctly
  • Relevance: Relevant data directly relates to the analysis being performed. Adding a slew of data into the system won’t help solve the business problem if it’s not relevant. Relevant data helps answer marketing business problems, address customer behavior questions, and make day-to-day decisions
  • Transparency: Transparent data refers to data whose sources are easy to trace and identify. Marketers who understand the data nuances from first-party and media sources, such as ad servers, will be able to determine if specific streams of data are necessary for their marketing performance analysis
  • Accuracy: The adage “garbage in, garbage out” has never been more relevant in today’s data-rich world. Only accurate data can reflect true actions
  • Representativeness: An important part of targeting, representativeness ensures data collected and leveraged for insights accurately reflects the marketplace or an advertiser’s target audience

$UGAZ is Ready to Sling Shoot

Hey HackerHipster, are you ready to sling shoot into that moving green SMA?

After hitting 52 week lowest point $UGAZ is readyt to boom back for winter. Winter is here.

The RSI is way oversold and the MACD is about to turn around to bullish. We are doing a red to green move here. I’m expecting to see at least $13 on $UGAZ in the next 2 weeks.

Basic Candle Pattern

Candlestick charts are a technical tool that pack data for multiple time frames into single price bars. This makes them more useful than traditional open-high, low-close bars (OHLC) or simple lines that connect the dots of closing prices. Candlesticks build patterns that predict price direction once completed. Proper color coding adds depth to this colorful technical tool, which dates back to 18th century Japanese rice traders.

Study these pattern to learn when to start looking at the potential resistance or support levels indicated by a retracement Fibonacci scale.