Facebook (FB) is not going anywhere. The stock is down because of some whistleblower accusations and media frenzy about its policies and operations. The underlying fear is that government intervention will shake up the company.

But that is not going to change one very simple fact. Advertisers love the company…


Solana crypto (SOL-USD) is becoming a much more viable alternative to Ethereum (ETH-USD) for people who want to buy, sell and mint NFTs (non-fungible tokens). The reason is its transaction fees are much cheaper, and its overall processing speed much better than Ethereum.

In fact, Ethereum is now very congested…


Lilium NV

Lilium NV, (LILM) an eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and land) jet plane company, based in Munich, just went public on Sept. 14 on NASDAQ via a reverse merger with a SPAC (special purpose acquisition company). …

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These five stocks have consistent dividend and share repurchase programs that can significantly enhance your total return over the long term

I like to write about stocks and cryptos. One reason is that it helps me sort out my own stock portfolio. I figure it could help others as well.


These 10 recent shows/series may be worth your time unless I say not

I watch a lot of movies and TV series, both online and in the theatre. Why? I do this while I write at home, which is all day, every day.

I usually write about stocks, cryptos, investing…


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Sometimes I find stocks or cryptos that seem to be overlooked but could have huge upside. Often the stocks have shaky finances, and the stock price may have tumbled or drifted lower, but they tend to be in new and interesting growth areas. That could eventually lead to a turnaround.


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These 5 cryptos should do well over the next year as Decentralized Finance (Defi) applications become increasingly popular. They have become key drivers of disruption in blockchain technology.

The key point about using blockchain Defi is that it cuts out the middleman. And acting as the middle is where traditional…

They generate huge amounts of free cash flow and use the most of this to reduce their share counts — to great effect on their stock prices.

Not too many people realize that both Google ( GOOG, GOOGL) and Facebook ( FB) make some of the largest stock buyers in the market. They both have massive share repurchase programs that influence their stock prices.

I chose both of these companies since they both make most of their…


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I’ve found some stocks that are on my very short watch list to buy. In fact, I’ve already started buying one of them. As cash flow increases, I will likely buy most of the others. You might find this interesting for your own portfolio.

It doesn’t hurt that all I…


You don’t have to be very smart to invest in stocks. All you have to do is read what the company says and make sure the company is profitable. Most importantly, if it seems to be reasonably priced, invest for the long term.

I’ve chosen 7 value stocks and written…

Mark Hake

CFA, MBA, and former hedge fund manager and investment research firm owner. For fun, he plays classical / jazz piano, counts cards, and plays poker.

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