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I know, but I want more exposure.

Just like how you can own VTI and VOO. Plus other stocks like PEP, AFL, AAPL.

Even though they have those in their holdings and are similar makeup.

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A lot of solid companies are up and steady.

AFL, PEP and RTX are some I recommend.

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Here are my go to recommendations HOWEVER, MOST ARE OVERVALUED AGAIN SO DO NOT BUY TOMORROW. (EVRG and FE are the only ones not overvalued)

Industrials: HON, CMI, SNA (all overvalued again but buy during the next dip) and WHR

Consumer staples: PG, REYN (overvalued again, same drill as above), K, GIS, ADM

Banks/financials: BAC, COF, JPM (COF doesn't seem as overvalued right now), RY, TD, BNS, BX, BLK

Insurance: ORI, AFL, UNH, CI

REITS: WPC, PLD, DLR, O

Retail: BBY, LOW, HD, TGT (would only touch HD and LOW again when they drop, HD just had a massive runup. Good in general but not this second)

Transport, UNP, UPS, R (R is especially overvalued right now, but buy it when it goes back into the 70s)

It may also be a good time to get into MDT but it's not going to rebound quickly

AMGN if it dips will be a good one to get back into

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Looking for a good drill for around the house doing projects. Which of these should I get:

dewalt

milwaukee

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I’m 22 looking to supplement both growth and income.

This is my m1 portfolio at the moment:

ETFs:

6% VTI 2% VXUS 2% BND 6% UPRO 4% TMF 2% SCHD 2% DVY 2% FDVV 2% DGRW 2% VIGI 2% JEPI 2% QYLD 2% DIVO 2% NUSI 2% BXMX 2% SVOL 2% BAR 2% XLRE 2% FV

Stocks: 1% AMD 1% NKE 1% NVDA 1% META 1% CMCSA 1% MA 1% HD 1% BRK.B 1% JPM 1% MSFT 1% PFE 1% COST 1% V 1% ADBE 1% XOM 1% GOOGL 1% AAPL 1% BAC 1% SCHW 1% PEP 1% UNH 1% NFLX 1% DIS 1% AMZN 1% TSLA 1% VFC 1% AFL 1% WBA 1% FRT 1% IBM 1% BEN 1% ATO 1% NEE 1% ED 1% ADP 1% KMB 1% PG 1% LOW 1% WMT 1% O 1% MMM 1% CLX 1% MCD 1% KO 1% AMCR 1% MDT 1% JNJ 1% CVX 1% ABBV 1% PEP

Yes, this is convoluted, but it has outperformed the S&P 500 and the three-fund portfolio.

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AFL for me as well.

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AFL APD BLK MRK biggest loss is on MPW at -10%

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AFL and PEP

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I bought in June and September.

Not looking to buy into this rally as I already invested my goal for the year.

Some were good a few (intel) not so good but averaged that one down to around 29$.

09/26/2022 SCHD 300 USD 67.85 $(20,355.48)

09/26/2022 MPW 250 USD 12.1 $(3,025.00)

08/09/2022 INTC 160 USD 34.55 $(5,528.00)

07/18/2022 GOOG 152 USD

09/27/2022 SCHD 100 USD 66.79 $(6,679.11)

09/26/2022 MPW 100 USD 12.11 $(1,210.50)

09/21/2022 SCHD 100 USD 71.09 $(7,108.99)

08/09/2022 BST 100 USD 36.95 $(3,695.00)

08/09/2022 BSTZ 100 USD 21.89 $(2,189.00)

08/09/2022 JEPI 100 USD 57.05 $(5,705.00)

07/08/2022 TD 100 USD 64.09 $(6,409.00)

07/06/2022 SCHD 100 USD 71.4 $(7,139.73)

09/26/2022 CSCO 75 USD 40.84 $(3,062.98)

08/09/2022 BSTZ 69 USD 21.82 $(1,505.58)

09/26/2022 AMAT 54 USD 84.86 $(4,582.21)

09/30/2022 SCHD 50 USD 67.23 $(3,361.44)

09/27/2022 SCHD 50 USD 66.78 $(3,338.86)

09/26/2022 INTC 50 USD 27.02 $(1,351.00)

09/26/2022 JEPI 50 USD 51.83 $(2,591.50)

09/26/2022 SCHD 50 USD 67.21 $(3,360.33)

09/26/2022 SCHD 50 USD 67.52 $(3,376.00)

08/10/2022 INTC 50 USD 34.88 $(1,744.00)

07/27/2022 GRMN 50 USD 94.19 $(4,709.57)

07/20/2022 ITW 50 USD 188.33 $(9,416.50)

07/06/2022 JEPI 50 USD 55.14 $(2,756.81)

07/06/2022 STAG 50 USD 31.27 $(1,563.50)

07/06/2022 TD 40 USD 63.49 $(2,539.56)

09/26/2022 PLD 39 USD 104.89 $(4,090.71)

07/25/2022 STAG 39 USD 31.57 $(1,231.23)

09/26/2022 BX 35 USD 83.5 $(2,922.50)

08/24/2022 AAP 30 USD 179.35 $(5,380.50)

07/25/2022 TROW 30 USD 120.84 $(3,625.20)

07/06/2022 BX 30 USD 94.59 $(2,837.70)

09/26/2022 TD 25 USD 61.37 $(1,534.25)

08/09/2022 IEP 24 USD 53.61 $(1,286.64)

08/09/2022 JEPI 24 USD 57.12 $(1,370.88)

08/09/2022 STAG 22 USD 32.84 $(722.48)

07/08/2022 BX 22 USD 96.19 $(2,116.18)

09/30/2022 SCHD 20 USD 67.22 $(1,344.44)

09/26/2022 AAP 20 USD 158.56 $(3,171.20)

09/26/2022 HD 20 USD 272 $(5,440.00)

09/26/2022 JPM 20 USD 107.26 $(2,145.13)

09/26/2022 UPS 20 USD 160.56 $(3,211.20)

09/26/2022 WM 20 USD 165.29 $(3,305.80)

08/25/2022 INTC 20 USD 34.46 $(689.20)

08/09/2022 GRMN 20 USD 95.52 $(1,910.40)

08/09/2022 INTC 20 USD 34.43 $(688.60)

08/09/2022 TD 20 USD 64.4 $(1,288.00)

08/04/2022 TD 20 USD 64.75 $(1,295.00)

07/25/2022 JEPI 20 USD 56.36 $(1,127.10)

07/25/2022 TD 20 USD 64.53 $(1,290.55)

09/26/2022 CB 17 USD 176.44 $(2,999.48)

09/26/2022 JPM 17 USD 108.45 $(1,843.65)

07/06/2022 TXN 17 USD 150.16 $(2,552.72)

09/26/2022 SCHW 16 USD 71.72 $(1,147.49)

09/26/2022 PRU 15 USD 87.28 $(1,309.26)

09/22/2022 TXN 15 USD 162.71 $(2,440.65)

08/24/2022 JPM 15 USD 114.73 $(1,720.95)

08/10/2022 JEPI 15 USD 57.35 $(860.25)

08/09/2022 JPM 15 USD 115.08 $(1,726.20)

08/09/2022 PRU 15 USD 98.45 $(1,476.75)

07/25/2022 TXN 15 USD 162.86 $(2,442.90)

09/26/2022 AXP 14 USD 139.7 $(1,955.80)

07/25/2022 UPS 13 USD 187.26 $(2,434.40)

09/26/2022 AXP 10 USD 140.33 $(1,403.30)

09/26/2022 LIN 10 USD 268.01 $(2,680.10)

09/26/2022 SNA 10 USD 205.6 $(2,056.00)

09/22/2022 AFL 10 USD 58.97 $(589.70)

09/22/2022 AMAT 10 USD 85.16 $(851.60)

09/22/2022 JPM 10 USD 111.63 $(1,116.30)

08/25/2022 GRMN 10 USD 94.35 $(943.50)

08/24/2022 AAP 10 USD 179.9 $(1,799.00)

08/09/2022 AAP 10 USD 192.73 $(1,927.30)

08/09/2022 DUK 10 USD 109.6 $(1,095.96)

08/04/2022 JPM 10 USD 111.98 $(1,119.80)

08/04/2022 TD 10 USD 64.64 $(646.40)

07/25/2022 BX 10 USD 95.91 $(959.10)

07/25/2022 HD 10 USD 305.32 $(3,053.20)

07/25/2022 ITW 10 USD 190.87 $(1,908.67)

07/25/2022 ITW 10 USD 191.6 $(1,916.00)

07/25/2022 LOW 10 USD 193.92 $(1,939.20)

07/25/2022 TD 10 USD 64.02 $(640.20)

07/25/2022 TD 10 USD 64.55 $(645.50)

07/25/2022 TXRH 10 USD 82.61 $(826.10)

07/20/2022 TD 10 USD 63.53 $(635.27)

07/20/2022 TROW 10 USD 121.28 $(1,212.80)

07/08/2022 TD 10 USD 64.1 $(641.00)

07/08/2022 TXN 10 USD 155.43 $(1,554.25)

07/06/2022 AAP 10 USD 180.81 $(1,808.10)

07/06/2022 GRMN 10 USD 100.05 $(1,000.50)

09/22/2022 HD 8 USD 269.3 $(2,154.40)

08/08/2022 STAG 8 USD 33 $(264.02)

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Tickers of Interest - TL;DR

Gamma Max Cross

  • RIG 12/16 4P for $0.35 or less
  • CVE 12/16 21P for $1.45 or less
  • AFL 12/16 65P for $1.60 or less
  • FLEX 12/16 18P for $0.45 or less
  • JCI 12/16 60P for $2.15 or less

Delta Neutral Cross

  • CHPT 12/16 13C for $1.40 or less
  • MS 12/16 82.5P for $2.75 or less
  • RUN 12/16 25P for $2.30 or less
  • AXP 12/16 140C for $5.95 or less
  • AUY 12/16 4.5C for $0.10 or less

Trading Thesis - Why These Crayons Taste Better

Technical analysis and indicator based trading tend to use past price performance in order to predict important price levels today.

This analysis is based on the current option open interest. With that option open interest, it calculates portfolio-level greeks--notably Delta and Gamma. More importantly, once the portfolio level greeks are established, I can now simulate the change in greeks at different price points. From there, I can find the price levels where portfolio-level gamma is the highest, and the portfolio-level delta is close to 0.

For some tickers, the underlying price reacts strongly off of delta neutral, gamma max, and sometimes both.

It's the reaction off of these price levels in the past that is being used to drive trading signals.

The plays and target entry prices given are calculated using a binomial option pricing model that reflect the expected size and duration of the reaction from gamma max or delta neutral. A lot of these plays are profitable by underlying moves in stock. The best plays benefit from the directional move as well as the increase in IV.

Notes - Something to give you a new wrinkle

  • If the price has moved past the entry price, exercise caution. Something changed between the time these plays were generated and market open.
  • Look to sell half your position on a double, and freeroll the rest to exit at your discretion.
  • I tend to risk up to 1% of my total capital on any trades I take. If my conviction is lower, I'll only allocate 0.5% or even 0.25% of my capital to the trade, and dollar cost average in.
  • The trades were calculated before market open, and so are based on information up to yesterday. Keep that in mind when deciding to enter well after the fact.

FAQ - Because others have already asked.

  • These plays are mostly puts. Are you a gay bear?
    • No. It so happens that the companies have had some recent run-up which implies they are overextended. These trades are primarily some form of mean-reversion either toward or away from an important price level.
  • Are you entering all these plays?
    • No. There have been a dearth of plays in the WSB morning talks, and so I opened up my bag of tools slightly wider to point out more plays with a probable edge to help lead apes to more gain porn. Go through this curated list of plays, pick the ones you like based on whatever additional analysis you use, and get that gain porn.
  • You mentioned a new play on the same ticker in the past. What does that mean?
    • The new play should replace the old play. The old play is likely now invalid and if you haven't entered in, don't chase the price. Remember that a new day's worth of data has been produced and the newer play reflects that data, the older play does not.
  • Where are the crayons? I only see words.
    • Click the links above.
  • Have you back-tested this?
    • Yes. Results show a moderate Sharpe Ratio (1.7), with an expected win rate of 63% of trades (7% margin of error)
  • What is the historical performance?
    • The realized Sharpe Ratio is 1.85 with a 67% win rate. Based on the trade performance so far, there is a 95% chance the expected win rate will be between 49% and 72%. (Stats as of 2022-10-28)
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Been buying JEPI and JEPQ.

Just to get some dividends and try to maintain my principal.

But also DCA on some positions on really down days.

But honestly lots of good buys out there.

Wish I could have got more financials. Since I knew they would be killing it with higher rates, like AFL and CB.

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New high list today is basically insurance companies (MET HUM AFL CI ), big pharma (AMGN GILD VRTX BIIB) and McDonalds, Pepsi and TMobile. Basically the new high list is AMerica.

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Tickers of Interest - TL;DR

Gamma Max Cross

  • MRK 12/16 97.5P for $2.00 or less
  • WYNN 12/16 67.5P for $4.65 or less
  • JBLU 12/16 8P for $0.50 or less
  • AFL 12/16 65P for $1.35 or less
  • PSTG 12/16 31P for $1.90 or less

Delta Neutral Cross

  • XLF 12/16 34P for $1.00 or less
  • UBER 12/16 27.5P for $1.15 or less
  • NEE 12/16 80C for $1.80 or less
  • JWN 12/16 20C for $1.75 or less
  • IBB 12/16 129P for $3.95 or less

Trading Thesis - Why These Crayons Taste Better

Technical analysis and indicator based trading tend to use past price performance in order to predict important price levels today.

This analysis is based on the current option open interest. With that option open interest, it calculates portfolio-level greeks--notably Delta and Gamma. More importantly, once the portfolio level greeks are established, I can now simulate the change in greeks at different price points. From there, I can find the price levels where portfolio-level gamma is the highest, and the portfolio-level delta is close to 0.

For some tickers, the underlying price reacts strongly off of delta neutral, gamma max, and sometimes both.

It's the reaction off of these price levels in the past that is being used to drive trading signals.

The plays and target entry prices given are calculated using a binomial option pricing model that reflect the expected size and duration of the reaction from gamma max or delta neutral. A lot of these plays are profitable by underlying moves in stock. The best plays benefit from the directional move as well as the increase in IV.

Notes - Something to give you a new wrinkle

  • If the price has moved past the entry price, exercise caution. Something changed between the time these plays were generated and market open.
  • Look to sell half your position on a double, and freeroll the rest to exit at your discretion.
  • I tend to risk up to 1% of my total capital on any trades I take. If my conviction is lower, I'll only allocate 0.5% or even 0.25% of my capital to the trade, and dollar cost average in.
  • The trades were calculated before market open, and so are based on information up to yesterday. Keep that in mind when deciding to enter well after the fact.

FAQ - Because others have already asked.

  • These plays are mostly puts. Are you a gay bear?
    • No. It so happens that the companies have had some recent run-up which implies they are overextended. These trades are primarily some form of mean-reversion either toward or away from an important price level.
  • Are you entering all these plays?
    • No. There have been a dearth of plays in the WSB morning talks, and so I opened up my bag of tools slightly wider to point out more plays with a probable edge to help lead apes to more gain porn. Go through this curated list of plays, pick the ones you like based on whatever additional analysis you use, and get that gain porn.
  • You mentioned a new play on the same ticker in the past. What does that mean?
    • The new play should replace the old play. The old play is likely now invalid and if you haven't entered in, don't chase the price. Remember that a new day's worth of data has been produced and the newer play reflects that data, the older play does not.
  • Where are the crayons? I only see words.
    • Click the links above.
  • Have you back-tested this?
    • Yes. Results show a moderate Sharpe Ratio (1.7), with an expected win rate of 63% of trades (7% margin of error)
  • What is the historical performance?
    • The realized Sharpe Ratio is 1.85 with a 67% win rate. Based on the trade performance so far, there is a 95% chance the expected win rate will be between 49% and 72%. (Stats as of 2022-10-28)
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#Largest stocks that report earnings tomorrow

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https://www.opensecrets.org/news/2019/06/lobbying-to-uphold-the-jones-act-hampering-puerto-rico-relief/

Several associates of shipping interest groups forked over big money in contributions to politicians who support the act too.

Cassidy received contributions from affiliates of domestic shipping companies operating in the Jones Act market with locations on the coast last year, including $72,400 from Edison Chouest Offshore and $24,300 from Bollinger Shipyards. Edison Chouest Offshore reported spending $80,000 on lobbying for “issues pertaining to the Jones Act,” among other maritime topics in the first quarter of 2019.

Rep. John Rutherford (R-Fla.), has been a strong advocate for the Jones Act over the years too. He received campaign contributions last election cycle from affiliates of the companies with stakes in the Jones Act, such as $8,500 from affiliates of Crowley Maritime and $5,000 from affiliates of Seafarers International Union.

Transportation Department Secretary Elaine Chao has also stood by the Jones Act. During her confirmation hearing she stated, “the Jones Act is a very important program that secures national security.” Chao is not a stranger to the maritime industry. Her family owns Foremost Group, an American shipping company with a powerful international reach. Although Chao does not have an official stake in the business, she has received significant funds from her father, the previous owner of the company, according to an investigation by the New York Times.

Lobbying for the Jones Act have remained steady. This year, the transportation trades department of the AFL-CIO reported spending $262,200 in the first quarter of 2019 on lobbying activity, including on the Jones Act. The AFL-CIO expressed its support of the act, stating it secured the jobs and working conditions of its members, some of whom work at Florida’s ports.

The Marine Engineers Beneficial Association also spent a record-high $837,000 in 2018, and $238,000 in 2019 on lobbying activity “supporting the Jones Act,” according to first quarter lobbying reports.

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You can do both. Most of my stock picks most likely aren’t going anywhere and I also buy VOO, QQQ, SCHD, BND and STIP. meanwhile I’m buying GOOGL, CE, PARA, TROW, STAG, O, CTRE, STWD, DLR, ATVI, AAPL, F, C, MED, INTC, MU, ASO, AFL, ALL, TGT, TCNNF, and STLA for much cheaper prices. I’m long on all of these (10 years+). (I hold in different accounts, single stocks mostly in brokerage and REITs/ETFs in IRAs). However, I get your point. Most people in the subreddits don’t understand investing.

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> Aapl, Googl, Amzn, Fb, Meta, Tsla, Msft, apd, Avgo, Xom, Abbv, Oke, Epd, MO, Lmt, Pru, Ibm, HD, Mmm, Pep, Txn Whr, Ups, Trow, Afl, Tgt, Amgn, Sbux, SWK, Blk

Too many stocks, overdiversified but acceptable horrible economic conditions and individual binary events (earning reports).

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Growth stocks, and the rest dividend stocks:

Googl Amzn Fb Meta Tsla Msft ADP Avgo Xom Abbv Oke Epd MO Lmt Pru Ibm HD Mmm Pep Txn Whr Ups Trow Afl Tgt Amgn Sbux SWK Blk

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First, step back and look at the big picture. If I sell 100 puts I will expect a high percentage to just close at the 50% profit to collect income, perhaps 90+ of the 100 will just run to a 50% profit and close. IMO THIS is what the wheel is all about . . .

If I have to roll that means the trade has gotten into trouble so I will want to get rid of this trade as quickly as possible to focus on selling more puts to close for profits.

In the rare occurrence of being assigned, I want to get rid of the shares as quickly as possible to go back to selling those high percentage puts. Make sense?

With the focus on turning and burning puts the shares are an annoyance and have come from a problem stock and trade, so I want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. Usually, it is selling an ATM CC for the next Friday to get some juicy premium on the way out of the trade and then go back to selling puts. I will not close these at 50% but will let them expire with the hope of the shares being called away.

There are always exceptions and some will sell CCs with a 30+ dte to milk the shares for premium and how you do it is up to you . . .

I don't share any stocks for two reasons. One is that this must be your decision on what to trade. If you get stuck with shares you have to accept the responsibility of choosing that stock to trade. The second reason is that my list is constantly evolving as I review the stocks. Some will get permanently dropped where others will get put to the side and not traded for now, and others will be added. There is not a set list of stocks that doesn't change and you should be doing the same thing for your list which will change the stocks you trade over weeks and months.

The stocks I've mentioned are all to illustrate the type of company that is profitable and is less likely to significantly drop and will move back up faster if it does. If you look at AFL you will see a solid profitable company and while I don't trade them often this is the kind of company I would be comfortable trading and having on my list. AAPL is the quintessential company that is highly profitable with a moat around its business, so it is an ideal candidate to add.

I am shocked by the number of traders who ask for "stock tips" on Reddit as I think that it is a terrible way to find stocks to trade . . .

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u/ScottishTrader So, I know that you typically favor selling CSPs for premium over CCs. I did read your Options Wheel Strategy post above regarding selling CCs, and I was hoping for additional clarification.

If net stock cost is already already below or even well-below the current stock price, do you simply sell an ATM CC for closest expiration possible (in order to become assigned quickly and move back to selling CSPs?). Would you only go further DTE (up to 30ish is what you mentioned) only for the sake of additional premium to keep your net stock cost below current stock price? Would you still manage these CCs to close at 50% profit, and then continue to sell another CC ATM repeatedly until assigned? I know your posts/comments in other threads mainly go over your strategy regarding CSPs, so I was also curious on managing this side of the option wheel despite it being a small portion of your overall options wheel.

Change of topic, but still somewhat related also: Would you please share what tickers you typically trade and/or are on your watchlist? I think in another thread you've mentioned T and AFL, while also stating FB (Meta now) and AAPL would not be terrible candidates for this strategy.

Thank you for your insight and knowledge, I really enjoyed reading through your posts and various comments in other threads as well.

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AFL, NFL or FIFA?

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>The trend should be getting worse.

Hmmm. Nice how we can just pretend that certain causes of death don't count if we just blame externalities for the real consequences of medically unsafe working conditions.

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Part 2 of 2. The first part is the parent comment to this one

What's the solution?
One obvious solution is to use cash or to ask merchants about adopting cryptocurrency or alternative payment network that don't adopt these codes. Another solution is to pressure your representatives to pass state-level laws regulating merchant codes, or regulating the privacy of transactions, or how businesses treat products/services relating to firearms (or other Constitutional rights). There is lots of precedent for regulating what information financial companies can use to make decisions, ironically from the political left. For example, Washington State is pushing to ban financial institutions from using credit scores.

The bigger problem
People downplaying this are not recognizing the greater strategy being used repeatedly and successfully by the political left, which is to embrace centralization of power in private organizations, pressure/hold leverage over those institutions, and then use that power to achieve political goals. A related strategic tool here is to cut people off from culture or experiences that may cause them to value or exercise certain rights, so they don't vote to protect those rights in the future. Some examples of this strategy include making it expensive to own firearms via absurd taxes, or requiring gun liability insurance, or banning youth shooting sports.

The bigger problem is that the political left is embracing an alliance with large private corporations that face little competition, such as big tech (social media) or credit card networks. These companies' services are built on network effects, meaning their product or service is more valuable as more users are on that service. For example, virtually all businesses/shoppers accept/use credit cards on the Visa or Mastercard networks, making it very difficult for a competitor to emerge, since a new competitor would face a chicken and egg problem of trying to build up a network without having the value of an established network first.

Ultimately, all large companies that rely on network effects or face limited competition should be either regulated like a utility or fully turned into a public utility, since they don't participate in a functioning free market due to the network effects creating a barrier to competition. This is what has let Visa and Mastercard get away with banning Wikileaks, VPNs, etc. Anti-trust regulation is meant to reign in such companies but Democratic legislators have instead just compelled companies to fall in line behind their political policies. This strategy has worked - after all, if you are facing the possibility of anti-trust action why wouldn't you instead just agree to the demands of those legislators who can choose to look the other way? Renowned journalist Glenn Greenwald has written extensively about this dangerous threat to a healthy democracy.

Who pushed for this new MCC
The list of politicians is Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Representatives Madeleine Dean (D-Pa.), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), Anthony Brown (D-Md.), Al Green (D-Texas), André Carson (D-Ind.), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), Mark DeSaulnier (D-Calif.), Danny K. Davis (D-Ill.), Tom Suozzi (D-N.Y.), Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas), Robin Kelly (D-Ill), Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.), Grace Meng (D-N.Y.), Juan Vargas (D-Calif,), Dwight Evans (D-Pa.), John B. Larson (D-Conn.), Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.), Donald Beyer Jr. (D-Va.), Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), and Alma Adams (D-NC).

The list of pro-gun control organizations that endorsed the letter to the credit card companies includes Guns Down America, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and Everytown for Gun Safety. These are the same organizations throwing their weight behind virtually all federal, state, and private attempts to curtail gun rights.

The other organizations that pushed for this are Amalgamated Bank, California State Teachers' Retirement System, and New York City Retirement Systems. There are also representatives of other public pension funds (for example Teachers’ Retirement System and Board of Education Retirement System) who have made statements of support.

What did their letters to the CEOs say?
Here is a combined PDF of the letters

Who is Amalgamated Bank
Amalgamated Bank is a smaller bank, with just $6.6B in assets acccording to Wikipedia. They are the largest union-owned bank and are unionized themselves. They are majority owned by Workers United, an SEIU affiliate (Service Employees International Union). Naturally, they are a left-leaning institution. Their former CEO has spoken many times about a progressive finance movement and even written a book on the topic. He previously worked for AFL-CIO and later served as CFO of SEIU. Their current CEO, Priscilla Sims-Brown, has voiced support for a number of progressive platform positions. She spoke about the application for a firearms MCC in a recent interview.

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Put it all on Sydney swans to win the AFL premiership and in 12 days you’ll have $58,000

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$AFL

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I try to size the positions so it consumes 1% of capital or less. So I can afford the contract to expire worthless.

Incidentally, looking at AFL, those puts may very well print.

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Hardy, when your positions turn into losses, when do you generally exit your position on your options? For example, without providing financial advice, my AFL September 16 puts are down 44% for the strike of $57.50. Do you exit according to how much time you have left or according to your loss percentage?

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I don't personally have a Samsung refrigerator, but I have a Samsung washing machine. It's generally OK, but has a few issues, not the least of which was a quirk (now remedied) where if you used a certain setting, the lid might possibly blow off randomly. https://pages.samsung.com/us/tlw/index.html?CID=afl-ecomm-rkt-cha-040122-url_Bing+Rebates+on+non-Edge+browsers+and+coupons&utm_source=url_Bing+Rebates+on+non-Edge+browsers+and+coupons&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=1&utm_content=3624890&rktevent=Bing+Rebates+on+non-Edge+browsers+and+coupons_msYS1Nvjv4c-67q_8mPSvmCBl6qGOYv2Yg&ranMID=47773&ranEAID=msYS1Nvjv4c&ranSiteID=msYS1Nvjv4c-67q_8mPSvmCBl6qGOYv2Yg
We have solved it by never using this setting, even though it's now supposedly repaired. I never did like to overstuff my personal machine. We take very large items to a laundromat.

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> Do you not understand how critical thinking and reasoning and drawing conclusions works?

I understand critical thinking very well. I also understand the difference between explicit and implicit statements. I explicitly stated one thing, and you’ve decided that I’m implying something else entirely. Apparently, you know what I’m actually thinking better than I do. So I’ll will explicilty say it again. I am not trying to bail out my parents, or remove all off the consequences of their actions. You seem to think that there are only two choices here: completely and fully bail them out by paying their debt, or completely distance myself from the entire situation. There is a middle ground that I’ve said many times is my goal: to offer support and help do that they can pay off the debt themselves.

The “abandoning” quote was to a reply that literally said to “run far away.” It was a direct response to that reply. Again, you’re generalizing a single reply to my entire post.

> They are adults, and they didn’t afl for your “help”.

You know you’re allowed to help people even if they don’t ask for it right? That’s not unheard of and actually a sign of a good relationship. Do you know how hard it is to ask for help sometimes? Especially if you feel embarrassed about it. This is what happens in healthy close relationships. You know the other person on a deeper level and feel comfortable offering help. Do you know how many times I’ve been in a bad spot but didn’t want to be a burden on people so I’d struggle through alone? And all it took was a friend saying, “hey man, you don’t look to be in a good place, you need any help?” Do you know how amazing that feels? That isn’t codependent, unhealthy behavior. That’s a personal relationship that everybody should strive for and what sounds like you’ve never been a part of. And that’s sad. Because it’s a wonderful thing.

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Do you not understand how critical thinking and reasoning and drawing conclusions works?

Your perspective is that unless you proactively step in and force “help” on autonomous adults who have not asked for it, that you are “abandoning” them.

This is all straight from your keyboard and unless you edited your posts, you can go back and read for yourself the three key points here: They are adults, and they didn’t afl for your “help”. You. Said. That.

To do nothing and allow them to figure this out without your unasked-for “help”, is akin to abandoning them. Those are your words. You. Said. That.

My conclusions are that this is enmeshed, codependent, severely unhealthy behavior. My opinion is that you and your sister are assuming unreasonable and unhealthy responsibility that isn’t yours. My opinion is that it’s not actually going to “help” your parents in the long run—rescuing people like this makes you feel good though and I’m sure that’s what’s driving the behavior.

I don’t require that you agree with me lol. It doesn’t matter to me that you should agree with me (though it’s interesting to me that it seems very important to you that I should agree with YOU, so much so that you’re demanding I must somehow “justify” my opinion of all this to you).

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Ooof afl cost already double that

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Tickers of Interest

Gamma Max Cross

  • XLU 09/16 75P for $1.15 or less
  • NEE 09/16 87.5P for $2.10 or less
  • LAC 09/16 27.5P for $1.55 or less
  • AFL 09/16 60P for $0.95 or less
  • ADI 09/16 170P for $5.20 or less

Delta Neutral Cross

  • GM 09/16 37/38 Strangle for $2.70 or less combined
  • BITO 09/16 14P for $1.05 or less
  • SMH 09/16 240C for $4.90 or less
  • CRM 09/16 190C for $4.75 or less
  • MRNA 09/16 175C for $9.65 or less

Trading Thesis

Technical analysis and indicator based trading tend to use past price performance in order to predict important price levels today.

This analysis is based on the option open interest. With that option open interest, it calculates portfolio-level greeks--notably Delta and Gamma. More importantly, once the portfolio level greeks are established, I can now simulate the change in greeks at different price points. From there, I can find the price levels where portfolio-level gamma is the highest, and the portfolio-level delta is close to 0.

For some tickers, the underlying price reacts strongly off of delta neutral, gamma max, and sometimes both.

It's the reaction off of these price levels in the past that is being used to drive trading signals.

The plays and target entry prices given are calculated using a binomial option pricing model that reflect the expected size and duration of the reaction from gamma max or delta neutral. A lot of these plays are profitable by underlying moves in stock. The best plays benefit from the directional move as well as the increase in IV.

FAQ

  • These plays are mostly puts. Are you a gay bear?
    • No. It so happens that the companies have had some recent run-up which implies they are overextended. These trades are primarily some form of mean-reversion either toward or away from an important price level.
  • Are you entering all these plays?
    • No. There have been a dearth of plays in the WSB morning talks, and so I opened up my bag of tools slightly wider to point out more plays with a probable edge to help lead apes to more gain porn. Go through this curated list of plays, pick the ones you like based on whatever additional analysis you use, and get that gain porn.
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Tickers of Interest

Gamma Max Cross

  • TMUS 08/19 140P for $1.55 or less
  • ADP 08/13 235P for $1.00 or less
  • MMM 08/19 139P for $1.35 or less
  • TGT 08/19 150P for $2.45 or less (Warning: High IV)
  • EOG 08/19 105P for $3.05 or less

Delta Neutral Cross

  • SYK 08/19 205P for $1.90 or less
  • FCX 08/19 28.5P for $0.70 or less
  • CRWD 08/26 28P for $0.80 or less
  • AFL 08/26 56P for $0.90 or less
  • APTV 08/19 97.5P for $1.40 or less

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Trading Strategy

Gamma Max is the price where a hypothetical portfolio of all option open interest for the ticker produces the most gamma.

Delta Neutral is the price where a hypothetical portfolio of all option open interest for the ticker produces the least delta.

Simply touching those calculated price levels isn't enough to make a trading decision. You need to consider what the ticker's price did the previous times it touched those levels. You should also take into context the broader market movement.

The plays and target entry prices given are calculated using a binomial option pricing model that reflect the expected size and duration of the reaction from gamma max or delta neutral. A lot of these plays are profitable by underlying moves in stock. The best plays benefit from the directional move as well as the increase in IV.

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From that list, I hold a number of them.

O, BP, MPC, AFL, ITW, CVS and K.

Should be another week of mixed earnings.

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https://www.peoplesworld.org/article/inflation-more-like-ceo-greedflation-according-to-afl-cio-paywatch-report/

Yup... I'm the only one talking about it...

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ASO, REITs, CE, PARA, POWW, TCNNF, AFL, MED and more.

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The gaslighting of the nation will continue and leaders will keep shrugging when asked why this is happening and what are they going to do about it.

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It's not going away and it's getting worse

>CEOs of S&P 500 companies earned an average of $18.3 million last year — an increase of 18.2% and more than double the U.S. inflation rate, according to a new report from the AFL-CIO labor union.

>The union's annual report on executive compensation, which has become a benchmark for rising inequality in the U.S., found that the ratio between CEO pay and worker earnings reached 324-to-1 last year, up from 299-to-1 in 2020 and 264-to-1 in 2019.

>The findings underscore the financial stress that many workers are now experiencing due to inflation, which is outpacing typical wage growth. Although the pay of average workers rose 4.7% last year, their real earnings after inflation fell 2.4%. By contrast, CEOs kept well ahead of last year's inflation rate of 7.1%.

>"During the pandemic, the ratio between CEO and worker pay jumped 23%," Redmond said. "Instead of investing in their workforces by raising wages and keeping the prices of their goods and services in check, their solution is to reap record profits from rising prices and cause a recession that will put working people out of our jobs."

>The typical CEO is bolstering their pay with compensation through stock options, restricted stock and non-equity incentives. For instance, the average CEO salary stood at about $1.2 million last year, but the typical restricted stock award amounted to almost $10 million.

>The top-earning CEO last year among S&P 500 corporations was Expedia's Peter Kern, whose pay was more than $296 million, according to the AFL-CIO's calculations. Expedia noted that long-term equity incentive awards account for 99% of Kern's 2021 compensation. The bulk of those awards will vest in 2024, according to the company's proxy.

>In second place was Amazon CEO Andrew Jassy, with compensation of more than $212 million. 

>Amazon said Jassy's compensation includes a stock award that will vest over the following 10 years and that was tied to his transition last year from the head of Amazon's AWS unit to the CEO of the company. 

>The AFL-CIO singled out Amazon as having the highest gap between CEO-to-worker pay, at 6,474 to 1. While Jassy's compensation stood at more than $212 million last year, the typical Amazon worker earned less than $33,000 annually in 2021, the union said.

>Amazon's warehouses have been the center of unionization efforts, with some successes and some losses. The huge gap between a typical Amazon worker's pay and that of its CEO underscores why some of the e-commerce giant's workers are organizing union drives, the AFL-CIO said.

>"But working people are starting to fight back against the economics of greedflation," Redmond said. "From Bessemer, Alabama, to Staten Island, New York, Amazon workers are coming together to form unions and negotiate for a fair return on their work."

>Amazon said its jobs have an average starting pay of $18, more than twice the federal minimum wage, and that hourly pay can be as high as $28 an hour in some places. "We're proud to offer compensation packages for our front-line employees that not only include great pay, but also provide comprehensive benefits for full-time employees," the spokesman said.

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Too much random stuff in here. FORGET "TECH." It was a bubble and there is a slim chance it's going to inflate again. Forget it. It's in the past tense.

but now is an AWESOME time for boring solid stocks that don't typically provide huge quick growth, but do when they rebound from crashes. Yes, yes, bear can last a while, but that can't be used as an excuse to not invest. You need to pick a few from each industry, with some example stocks:

Financials/banks: JPM, TD, BAC, AXP, GS, BNS, CM

Utilities: AEP, SO, EVRG - not on sale much though

Big food: K, GIS, ADM - granted, not really on sale now so maybe don't nibble yet

Big pharma: go pick your own I personally hate them for ethical reason so own none

consumer staples - JNJ, PG, CAG, SWK

Insurance - UNH, AFL, ORI, CI

Transportation - UPS, R

Industrials - CAT, HON, MMM, SNA, CMI

REITs - O, DLR, STAG

Retailers: TGT, BBY, HD

Chips: TXN, AMAT

and then overlap these with different levels of growers/solid dividend payers and domestic/international

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there were two other successful pro american football leagues, the AFL and the USFL. one merged with the NFL and the other was a legit competitor until a certain dumbass got involved, insisted on directly competing with the NFL, then bankrupted the league.

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do you have a sheet with EarningsTtm for all 500+ S&P500 tickers? i am not sure where to find the mistake

|Ticker|SharesOutstanding|EarningsTtm| :--|:--|:--| |AAPL|16185000000|100347000000| |BRK.B|2206000000|81997020000| |GOOGL|658544000|73875465920| |GOOG|658544000|73875465920| |MSFT|7479000000|72172350000| |JPM|2937000000|39649500000| |META|2707000000|36246730000| |BAC|8057000000|28521780000| |XOM|4213000000|25404390000| |PFE|5611000000|24968950000| |INTC|4089000000|24779340000| |VZ|4200000000|21588000000| |AMZN|10174000000|21467140000| |CVX|1965000000|20966550000| |JNJ|2631000000|19837740000| |WFC|3790000000|18381500000| |GS|343447000|17965712570| |UNH|938172000|17374945440| |T|7159000000|17110010000| |C|1942000000|16584680000| |HD|1028000000|16262960000| |MRNA|397760000|14430732800| |PG|2399000000|14202080000| |MRK|2529000000|14187690000| |CMCSA|4480000000|14112000000| |MS|1749000000|13974510000| |V|2083000000|13289540000| |WMT|2741000000|12800470000| |COP|1293000000|12619680000| |ABBV|1767000000|12386670000| |CSCO|4141000000|11843260000| |F|4020000000|11617800000| |QCOM|1120000000|11099200000| |UPS|873766000|10764797120| |KO|4335000000|10360650000| |PEP|1383000000|10165050000| |COF|393051000|10038522540| |NVDA|2500000000|9450000000| |MA|972645000|9386024250| |AIG|792192000|9308256000| |MU|1117000000|8991850000| |PM|1550000000|8959000000| |GM|1458000000|8879220000| |TSLA|1036000000|8588440000| |AVGO|403818000|8484216180| |REGN|109846000|8237351540| |TXN|922134000|8170107240| |CB|423711000|8016612120| |CVS|1311000000|7957770000| |LOW|639129000|7867677990| |ABT|1751000000|7616850000| |TMO|391462000|7570875080| |AXP|753060000|7530600000| |NUE|266062000|7455057240| |MCD|739605000|7055831700| |ACN|664188000|6954048360| |USB|1486000000|6895040000| |DOW|728102000|6734943500| |ORCL|2668000000|6643320000| |UNP|628025000|6631944000| |AMAT|869947000|6576799320| |OXY|937191000|6504105540| |LLY|950160000|6423081600| |CAT|533374000|6405821740| |DHR|727077000|6398277600| |HCA|295484000|6382454400| |MET|813206000|6334874740| |WBA|863773000|6279629710| |BLK|151503000|6117691140| |BMY|2129000000|6046360000| |LMT|266107000|6045951040| |NKE|1574000000|6028420000| |TFC|1331000000|6016120000| |DE|305636000|5898774800| |HPQ|1034000000|5831760000| |LYB|327622000|5762870980| |TGT|463696000|5643180320| |NOC|155445000|5641099050| |COST|442963000|5638918990| |IBM|899435000|5531525250| |MMM|569059000|5519872300| |AMGN|534200000|5454182000| |WBD|2427000000|5412210000| |HON|680733000|5180378130| |CI|317273000|5165204440| |SCHW|1817000000|5051260000| |FCX|1449000000|5042520000| |NFLX|444274000|5015853460| |MDT|1329000000|4983750000| |DHI|352030000|4970663600| |PNC|413581000|4888527420| |ADBE|472500000|4866750000| |SPGI|347100000|4828161000| |CHTR|167858000|4765488620| |DFS|280965000|4742689200| |FDX|259178000|4704080700| |PRU|375000000|4657500000| |GILD|1254000000|4514400000| |LRCX|138715000|4463848700| |EOG|585713000|4416276020| |AMD|1621000000|4392910000| |LEN|295490000|4340748100| |SBUX|1147000000|4312720000| |PXD|241959000|4176212340| |RTX|1487000000|4163600000| |MDLZ|1384000000|4152000000| |TSN|354548000|4045392680| |ICE|558266000|4041845840| |PARA|649101000|4024426200| |LIN|503453000|3947071520| |AFL|644165000|3942289800| |NRG|237284000|3898576120| |TRV|239961000|3832177170| |CSX|2174000000|3826240000| |SYF|501489000|3726063270| |PLD|748939000|3722226830| |HPE|1299000000|3676170000| |DUK|769899000|3672418230| |PYPL|1158000000|3531900000| |DVN|660000000|3511200000| |ALL|274983000|3426288180| |ELV|357347000|3319753630| |EL|357347000|3319753630| |EMBC|357347000|3319753630| |BK|807798000|3279659880| |GD|277705000|3268587850| |TJX|1172000000|3234720000| |MMC|501914000|3212249600| |WTW|111488000|3196360960| |KLAC|149235000|3098118600| |ADM|562708000|3066758600| |EMR|621998000|2998030360| |HUM|126493000|2997884100| |D|830650000|2990340000| |MO|1811000000|2988150000| |NSC|238333000|2962479190| |AMP|109904000|2930040640| |ADP|417747000|2844857070| |TROW|227297000|2836666560| |TMUS|1254000000|2821500000| |PSX|481086000|2766244500| |CME|359421000|2760353280| |STT|367115000|2753362500| |FANG|177493000|2706768250| |AEP|513544000|2685835120| |WY|744498000|2680192800| |ITW|311443000|2662837650| |DIS|1821000000|2658660000| |AMT|456347000|2646812600| |CARR|848242000|2621067780| |EXC|980210000|2597556500| |MOS|361993000|2584630020| |VLO|408096000|2534276160| |INTU|282812000|2528339280| |MPC|540995000|2504806850| |ATVI|781882000|2486384760| |TEL|322174000|2458187620| |VRTX|255756000|2447584920| |HIG|328865000|2427023700| |FITB|686087000|2415026240| |KDP|1419000000|2412300000| |APA|338232000|2381153280| |MTB|179431000|2354134720| |CFG|495446000|2348414040| |KEY|932471000|2331177500| |SO|1063000000|2296080000| |GIS|602212000|2276361360| |RF|934500000|2270835000| |AZO|19488000|2262556800| |DG|226997000|2226840570| |DISH|529995000|2220679050| |ETN|399000000|2218440000| |CTSH|521174000|2178507320| |APD|221773000|2175593130| |PGR|584900000|2164130000| |SPG|328647000|2149351380| |LUMN|1033000000|2148640000| |NXPI|262565000|2145156050| |KR|727753000|2139593820| |SLB|1413000000|2105370000| |ORLY|65725000|2070337500| |ZTS|470629000|2061355020| |BBY|225168000|2051280480| |LH|93176000|2047076720| |CINF|160440000|2045610000| |CE|108309000|2039458470| |MRO|707691000|2038150080| |CL|837942000|2027819640| |SYK|378154000|2019342360| |PCAR|347683000|1981793100| |MCO|184500000|1961235000| |HSY|205605000|1951191450| |PHM|237627000|1943788860| |CBRE|326861000|1918674070| |CMI|141098000|1911877900| |WM|415207000|1893343920| |BEN|499924000|1864716520| |ADI|519806000|1850509360| |WDC|313168000|1841427840| |BDX|285065000|1821565350| |PSA|175529000|1816725150| |SHW|260131000|1815714380| |LHX|192875000|1809167500| |DGX|117365000|1793337200| |STX|214844000|1783205200| |SIVB|58851000|1760233410| |KMB|336925000|1752010000| |ABC|209464000|1736456560| |CTRA|805805000|1724422700| |IP|370629000|1701187110| |CTVA|723700000|1700695000| |PH|128478000|1688200920| |APH|597139000|1683931980| 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|AON|212384000|1350762240| |EQR|376042000|1349990780| |CMS|290129000|1349099850| |SWKS|160926000|1337295060| |RSG|315891000|1336218930| |NVR|3290000|1330081200| |MGM|426052000|1325021720| |WRB|265193000|1323313070| |RE|39438000|1320778620| |SWK|150965000|1305847250| |IVZ|455025000|1301371500| |OGN|253637000|1301157810| |ES|344878000|1300190060| |AWK|181753000|1286811240| |MCHP|554501000|1286442320| |MSI|167297000|1256400470| |A|298708000|1251586520| |OMC|205733000|1248799310| |OTIS|422794000|1238786420| |FE|570932000|1233213120| |KHC|1224000000|1224000000| |JCI|695669000|1210464060| |LNC|171947000|1191592710| |CTAS|102325000|1184923500| |NDAQ|164678000|1164273460| |GWW|51102000|1158482340| |AVB|139818000|1124136720| |DOV|144163000|1118704880| |ODFL|113354000|1117670440| |ROP|105913000|1115263890| |FOXA|556749000|1113498000| |FOX|556749000|1113498000| |BALL|319789000|1112865720| |ECL|285655000|1105484850| |CPRT|237673000|1083788880| |SBNY|62928000|1083620160| |GLW|844612000|1081103360| |GRMN|193125000|1077637500| |PPG|236194000|1072320760| |TAP|216890000|1071436600| |ETR|203374000|1069747240| |IQV|189279000|1069426350| |HBAN|1439000000|1064860000| |BAX|503529000|1062446190| |MCK|145365000|1061164500|

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Category 2 (part 2)

|Ticker|Name|Sector|Price|Market cap|P/E|Earnings date| :--|:--|:--|--:|--:|:-:|--:| |PNR|Pentair plc|Industrials|47.03|7778742986|14.4|07/26/2022| |META|Meta Platforms, Inc.|Communication Services|170.16|460507931590|12.88|07/27/2022| |TMO|Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.|Healthcare|544.81|213272411264|28.37|07/27/2022| |MCD|McDonald's Corporation|Consumer Cyclical|247.9|183333696786|26.19|07/27/2022| |BMY|Bristol-Myers Squibb Company|Healthcare|78.96|168110891490|28.04|07/27/2022| |QCOM|QUALCOMM Incorporated|Technology|125.1|140111998291|12.81|07/27/2022| |NOW|ServiceNow, Inc.|Technology|504.09|101049779847|458.76|07/27/2022| |ADP|Automatic Data Processing, Inc.|Industrials|218.79|91398885204|32.31|07/27/2022| |PYPL|PayPal Holdings, Inc.|Financial|77.68|89956469873|25.68|07/27/2022| |BA|The Boeing Company|Industrials|141.53|83734214051|#N/A|07/27/2022| |CME|CME Group Inc.|Financial|210|75477801000|27.47|07/27/2022| |EQIX|Equinix, Inc.|Real Estate|689.17|62729485458|127.32|07/27/2022| |LRCX|Lam Research Corporation|Technology|450.19|62448106188|14.07|07/27/2022| |GD|General Dynamics Corporation|Industrials|222.33|61742175391|19.04|07/27/2022| |SHW|The Sherwin-Williams Company|Basic Materials|231.25|60155340000|33.68|07/27/2022| |HUM|Humana Inc.|Healthcare|456.81|57783449745|19.38|07/27/2022| |NSC|Norfolk Southern Corporation|Industrials|230.43|54918956229|18.61|07/27/2022| |MCO|Moody's Corporation|Financial|277.5|51198722250|26.29|07/27/2022| |F|Ford Motor Company|Consumer Cyclical|12.01|48277378570|4.22|07/27/2022| |ORLY|O'Reilly Automotive, Inc.|Consumer Cyclical|639.06|42002493135|20.47|07/27/2022| |APH|Amphenol Corporation|Technology|65.85|39321569313|24.43|07/27/2022| |TEL|TE Connectivity Ltd.|Technology|118.39|38142155985|15.67|07/27/2022| |CTSH|Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation|Technology|70.26|36617672301|16.86|07/27/2022| |AFL|Aflac Incorporated|Financial|55.79|35937938044|9.16|07/27/2022| |HES|Hess Corporation|Energy|101.69|31652284384|43.6|07/27/2022| |ODFL|Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.|Industrials|257.72|29213515702|26.32|07/27/2022| |VICI|VICI Properties Inc.|Real Estate|30.32|29198220346|18.75|07/27/2022| |AVB|AvalonBay Communities, Inc.|Real Estate|195.15|27285520876|24.33|07/27/2022| |DRE|Duke Realty Corporation|Real Estate|57.45|22086951533|21.44|07/27/2022| |HIG|The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.|Financial|65.69|21603116376|9.03|07/27/2022| |ALGN|Align Technology, Inc.|Healthcare|258.75|20390938650|29.15|07/27/2022| |RJF|Raymond James Financial, Inc.|Financial|92.5|20040920500|13.05|07/27/2022| |MAA|Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.|Real Estate|172.53|19914723687|33.53|07/27/2022| |GPC|Genuine Parts Company|Consumer Cyclical|136.75|19363129925|21.17|07/27/2022| |GRMN|Garmin Ltd.|Technology|100.13|19337605719|22.87|07/27/2022| |CINF|Cincinnati Financial Corporation|Financial|116.5|18681380800|9.24|07/27/2022| |URI|United Rentals, Inc.|Industrials|248.29|17780421337|11.67|07/27/2022| |TDY|Teledyne Technologies Incorporated|Technology|378.02|17707537422|31.16|07/27/2022| |HOLX|Hologic, Inc.|Healthcare|70.93|17688594406|11.68|07/27/2022| |IR|Ingersoll Rand Inc.|Industrials|43.33|17588938977|23.96|07/27/2022| |ROL|Rollins, Inc.|Consumer Cyclical|35.11|17290288455|52.28|07/27/2022| |MOH|Molina Healthcare, Inc.|Healthcare|267.13|15680533957|22.72|07/27/2022| |UDR|UDR, Inc.|Real Estate|46.15|14694206635|91.76|07/27/2022| |GNRC|Generac Holdings Inc.|Industrials|224.55|14333010976|29.75|07/27/2022| |TYL|Tyler Technologies, Inc.|Technology|345.33|14322112264|88.88|07/27/2022| |AVY|Avery Dennison Corporation|Industrials|165.35|13511451736|18.94|07/27/2022| |PTC|PTC Inc.|Technology|112.44|13152770481|27.8|07/27/2022| |RE|Everest Re Group, Ltd.|Financial|283.19|11168433156|8.42|07/27/2022| |LW|Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc.|Consumer Defensive|71.91|10387169916|44.86|07/27/2022| |FBHS|Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.|Consumer Cyclical|63.24|8272253871|11.27|07/27/2022| |VRSN|VeriSign, Inc.|Technology|169.27|18542631837|23.79|07/28/2022| |PFE|Pfizer Inc.|Healthcare|51.59|289466125496|11.84|07/28/2022| |MRK|Merck & Co., Inc.|Healthcare|93.13|235507602704|16.66|07/28/2022| |ABT|Abbott Laboratories|Healthcare|109.45|191640596556|25.27|07/28/2022| |CMCSA|Comcast Corporation|Communication Services|39.57|177274192182|12.74|07/28/2022| |INTC|Intel Corporation|Technology|38.61|157876253885|6.42|07/28/2022| |HON|Honeywell International Inc.|Industrials|180.02|122545575570|34.79|07/28/2022| |MO|Altria Group, Inc.|Consumer Defensive|43.4|78578176562|26.44|07/28/2022| |NEM|Newmont Corporation|Basic Materials|64.18|50936527840|48.63|07/28/2022| |AEP|American Electric Power Company, Inc.|Utilities|93.6|48067736336|17.96|07/28/2022| |FCX|Freeport-McMoRan Inc.|Basic Materials|30.99|44912629048|8.99|07/28/2022| |VLO|Valero Energy Corporation|Energy|103.93|42413458976|16.73|07/28/2022| |BAX|Baxter International Inc.|Healthcare|66.78|33625639293|32.02|07/28/2022| |BIIB|Biogen Inc.|Healthcare|211.93|31037571287|21.72|07/28/2022| |TWTR|Twitter, Inc.|Communication Services|39.41|30116357329|162.78|07/28/2022| |NUE|Nucor Corporation|Basic Materials|111.06|29548833964|3.96|07/28/2022| |TROW|T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.|Financial|121.5|27616524750|9.83|07/28/2022| |SIVB|SVB Financial Group|Financial|415.52|24453829201|14.1|07/28/2022| |FITB|Fifth Third Bancorp|Financial|35.22|24163995543|10.09|07/28/2022| |LUV|Southwest Airlines Co.|Industrials|37.73|22372248473|40|07/28/2022| |FE|FirstEnergy Corp.|Utilities|37.29|21290065989|16.66|07/28/2022| |DPZ|Domino's Pizza, Inc.|Consumer Cyclical|396.54|14293312365|30.31|07/28/2022| |POOL|Pool Corporation|Consumer Cyclical|356.94|14286495042|19.79|07/28/2022| |CE|Celanese Corporation|Basic Materials|127.57|13816953582|6.83|07/28/2022| |KIM|Kimco Realty Corporation|Real Estate|20.14|12446656574|12.77|07/28/2022| |SNA|Snap-on Incorporated|Industrials|201.87|10774661605|13.08|07/28/2022| |AAL|American Airlines Group Inc.|Industrials|13.9|9028255472|#N/A|07/28/2022| |ALLE|Allegion plc|Industrials|99.6|8745368902|19.14|07/28/2022| |RHI|Robert Half International Inc.|Industrials|77.9|8609001818|13.2|07/28/2022| |ALK|Alaska Air Group, Inc.|Industrials|41.92|5285768025|11.45|07/28/2022| |XOM|Exxon Mobil Corporation|Energy|86.9|366127520928|14.4|07/29/2022| |PG|The Procter & Gamble Company|Consumer Defensive|144.35|346338392244|25.23|07/29/2022| |CVX|Chevron Corporation|Energy|144.77|284445986404|13.61|07/29/2022| |ABBV|AbbVie Inc.|Healthcare|152.34|269201530928|21.85|07/29/2022| |LIN|Linde plc|Basic Materials|303.23|152441155658|39.02|07/29/2022| |CAT|Caterpillar Inc.|Industrials|185.49|98935601836|15.56|07/29/2022| |CHTR|Charter Communications, Inc.|Communication Services|463.12|88684051976|16.77|07/29/2022| |CL|Colgate-Palmolive Company|Consumer Defensive|80.38|67353759582|33.3|07/29/2022| |ITW|Illinois Tool Works Inc.|Industrials|187.92|58526349197|22.09|07/29/2022| |AON|Aon plc|Financial|271.74|57713171737|43.16|07/29/2022| |PSX|Phillips 66|Energy|84.2|40508610111|14.65|07/29/2022| |JCI|Johnson Controls International plc|Industrials|48.95|34052988290|28.37|07/29/2022| |IDXX|IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.|Healthcare|361.48|30366934423|42.43|07/29/2022| |LYB|LyondellBasell Industries N.V.|Basic Materials|89.24|29236968732|5.07|07/29/2022| |WY|Weyerhaeuser Company|Real Estate|34.33|25558610837|9.55|07/29/2022| |GWW|W.W. Grainger, Inc.|Industrials|460.95|23555315410|20.4|07/29/2022| |CHD|Church & Dwight Co., Inc.|Consumer Defensive|91.61|22240251458|28.1|07/29/2022| |VFC|V.F. Corporation|Consumer Cyclical|48.01|18650904943|15.49|07/29/2022| |CBOE|Cboe Global Markets, Inc.|Financial|114.94|12205317943|24.61|07/29/2022| |NWL|Newell Brands Inc.|Consumer Defensive|20.03|8282405283|#N/A|07/29/2022| |CTRA|Coterra Energy Inc.|Energy|26.35|479941278|32.7|07/29/2022|

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Category 2 (part 2)

|Ticker|Name|Sector|Price|Market cap|P/E|Earnings date| :--|:--|:--|--:|--:|:-:|--:| |PNR|Pentair plc|Industrials|47.03|7778742986|14.4|07/26/2022| |META|Meta Platforms, Inc.|Communication Services|170.16|460507931590|12.88|07/27/2022| |TMO|Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.|Healthcare|544.81|213272411264|28.37|07/27/2022| |MCD|McDonald's Corporation|Consumer Cyclical|247.9|183333696786|26.19|07/27/2022| |BMY|Bristol-Myers Squibb Company|Healthcare|78.96|168110891490|28.04|07/27/2022| |QCOM|QUALCOMM Incorporated|Technology|125.1|140111998291|12.81|07/27/2022| |NOW|ServiceNow, Inc.|Technology|504.09|101049779847|458.76|07/27/2022| |ADP|Automatic Data Processing, Inc.|Industrials|218.79|91398885204|32.31|07/27/2022| |PYPL|PayPal Holdings, Inc.|Financial|77.68|89956469873|25.68|07/27/2022| |BA|The Boeing Company|Industrials|141.53|83734214051|#N/A|07/27/2022| |CME|CME Group Inc.|Financial|210|75477801000|27.47|07/27/2022| |EQIX|Equinix, Inc.|Real Estate|689.17|62729485458|127.32|07/27/2022| |LRCX|Lam Research Corporation|Technology|450.19|62448106188|14.07|07/27/2022| |GD|General Dynamics Corporation|Industrials|222.33|61742175391|19.04|07/27/2022| |SHW|The Sherwin-Williams Company|Basic Materials|231.25|60155340000|33.68|07/27/2022| |HUM|Humana Inc.|Healthcare|456.81|57783449745|19.38|07/27/2022| |NSC|Norfolk Southern Corporation|Industrials|230.43|54918956229|18.61|07/27/2022| |MCO|Moody's Corporation|Financial|277.5|51198722250|26.29|07/27/2022| |F|Ford Motor Company|Consumer Cyclical|12.01|48277378570|4.22|07/27/2022| |ORLY|O'Reilly Automotive, Inc.|Consumer Cyclical|639.06|42002493135|20.47|07/27/2022| |APH|Amphenol Corporation|Technology|65.85|39321569313|24.43|07/27/2022| |TEL|TE Connectivity Ltd.|Technology|118.39|38142155985|15.67|07/27/2022| |CTSH|Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation|Technology|70.26|36617672301|16.86|07/27/2022| |AFL|Aflac Incorporated|Financial|55.79|35937938044|9.16|07/27/2022| |HES|Hess Corporation|Energy|101.69|31652284384|43.6|07/27/2022| |ODFL|Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc.|Industrials|257.72|29213515702|26.32|07/27/2022| |VICI|VICI Properties Inc.|Real Estate|30.32|29198220346|18.75|07/27/2022| |AVB|AvalonBay Communities, Inc.|Real Estate|195.15|27285520876|24.33|07/27/2022| |DRE|Duke Realty Corporation|Real Estate|57.45|22086951533|21.44|07/27/2022| |HIG|The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc.|Financial|65.69|21603116376|9.03|07/27/2022| |ALGN|Align Technology, Inc.|Healthcare|258.75|20390938650|29.15|07/27/2022| |RJF|Raymond James Financial, Inc.|Financial|92.5|20040920500|13.05|07/27/2022| |MAA|Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc.|Real Estate|172.53|19914723687|33.53|07/27/2022| |GPC|Genuine Parts Company|Consumer Cyclical|136.75|19363129925|21.17|07/27/2022| |GRMN|Garmin Ltd.|Technology|100.13|19337605719|22.87|07/27/2022| |CINF|Cincinnati Financial Corporation|Financial|116.5|18681380800|9.24|07/27/2022| |URI|United Rentals, Inc.|Industrials|248.29|17780421337|11.67|07/27/2022| |TDY|Teledyne Technologies Incorporated|Technology|378.02|17707537422|31.16|07/27/2022| |HOLX|Hologic, Inc.|Healthcare|70.93|17688594406|11.68|07/27/2022| |IR|Ingersoll Rand Inc.|Industrials|43.33|17588938977|23.96|07/27/2022| |ROL|Rollins, Inc.|Consumer Cyclical|35.11|17290288455|52.28|07/27/2022| |MOH|Molina Healthcare, Inc.|Healthcare|267.13|15680533957|22.72|07/27/2022| |UDR|UDR, Inc.|Real Estate|46.15|14694206635|91.76|07/27/2022| |GNRC|Generac Holdings Inc.|Industrials|224.55|14333010976|29.75|07/27/2022| |TYL|Tyler Technologies, Inc.|Technology|345.33|14322112264|88.88|07/27/2022| |AVY|Avery Dennison Corporation|Industrials|165.35|13511451736|18.94|07/27/2022| |PTC|PTC Inc.|Technology|112.44|13152770481|27.8|07/27/2022| |RE|Everest Re Group, Ltd.|Financial|283.19|11168433156|8.42|07/27/2022| |LW|Lamb Weston Holdings, Inc.|Consumer Defensive|71.91|10387169916|44.86|07/27/2022| |FBHS|Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc.|Consumer Cyclical|63.24|8272253871|11.27|07/27/2022| |VRSN|VeriSign, Inc.|Technology|169.27|18542631837|23.79|07/28/2022| |PFE|Pfizer Inc.|Healthcare|51.59|289466125496|11.84|07/28/2022| |MRK|Merck & Co., Inc.|Healthcare|93.13|235507602704|16.66|07/28/2022| |ABT|Abbott Laboratories|Healthcare|109.45|191640596556|25.27|07/28/2022| |CMCSA|Comcast Corporation|Communication Services|39.57|177274192182|12.74|07/28/2022| |INTC|Intel Corporation|Technology|38.61|157876253885|6.42|07/28/2022| |HON|Honeywell International Inc.|Industrials|180.02|122545575570|34.79|07/28/2022| |MO|Altria Group, Inc.|Consumer Defensive|43.4|78578176562|26.44|07/28/2022| |NEM|Newmont Corporation|Basic Materials|64.18|50936527840|48.63|07/28/2022| |AEP|American Electric Power Company, Inc.|Utilities|93.6|48067736336|17.96|07/28/2022| |FCX|Freeport-McMoRan Inc.|Basic Materials|30.99|44912629048|8.99|07/28/2022| |VLO|Valero Energy Corporation|Energy|103.93|42413458976|16.73|07/28/2022| |BAX|Baxter International Inc.|Healthcare|66.78|33625639293|32.02|07/28/2022| |BIIB|Biogen Inc.|Healthcare|211.93|31037571287|21.72|07/28/2022| |TWTR|Twitter, Inc.|Communication Services|39.41|30116357329|162.78|07/28/2022| |NUE|Nucor Corporation|Basic Materials|111.06|29548833964|3.96|07/28/2022| |TROW|T. Rowe Price Group, Inc.|Financial|121.5|27616524750|9.83|07/28/2022| |SIVB|SVB Financial Group|Financial|415.52|24453829201|14.1|07/28/2022| |FITB|Fifth Third Bancorp|Financial|35.22|24163995543|10.09|07/28/2022| |LUV|Southwest Airlines Co.|Industrials|37.73|22372248473|40|07/28/2022| |FE|FirstEnergy Corp.|Utilities|37.29|21290065989|16.66|07/28/2022| |DPZ|Domino's Pizza, Inc.|Consumer Cyclical|396.54|14293312365|30.31|07/28/2022| |POOL|Pool Corporation|Consumer Cyclical|356.94|14286495042|19.79|07/28/2022| |CE|Celanese Corporation|Basic Materials|127.57|13816953582|6.83|07/28/2022| |KIM|Kimco Realty Corporation|Real Estate|20.14|12446656574|12.77|07/28/2022| |SNA|Snap-on Incorporated|Industrials|201.87|10774661605|13.08|07/28/2022| |AAL|American Airlines Group Inc.|Industrials|13.9|9028255472|#N/A|07/28/2022| |ALLE|Allegion plc|Industrials|99.6|8745368902|19.14|07/28/2022| |RHI|Robert Half International Inc.|Industrials|77.9|8609001818|13.2|07/28/2022| |ALK|Alaska Air Group, Inc.|Industrials|41.92|5285768025|11.45|07/28/2022| |XOM|Exxon Mobil Corporation|Energy|86.9|366127520928|14.4|07/29/2022| |PG|The Procter & Gamble Company|Consumer Defensive|144.35|346338392244|25.23|07/29/2022| |CVX|Chevron Corporation|Energy|144.77|284445986404|13.61|07/29/2022| |ABBV|AbbVie Inc.|Healthcare|152.34|269201530928|21.85|07/29/2022| |LIN|Linde plc|Basic Materials|303.23|152441155658|39.02|07/29/2022| |CAT|Caterpillar Inc.|Industrials|185.49|98935601836|15.56|07/29/2022| |CHTR|Charter Communications, Inc.|Communication Services|463.12|88684051976|16.77|07/29/2022| |CL|Colgate-Palmolive Company|Consumer Defensive|80.38|67353759582|33.3|07/29/2022| |ITW|Illinois Tool Works Inc.|Industrials|187.92|58526349197|22.09|07/29/2022| |AON|Aon plc|Financial|271.74|57713171737|43.16|07/29/2022| |PSX|Phillips 66|Energy|84.2|40508610111|14.65|07/29/2022| |JCI|Johnson Controls International plc|Industrials|48.95|34052988290|28.37|07/29/2022| |IDXX|IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.|Healthcare|361.48|30366934423|42.43|07/29/2022| |LYB|LyondellBasell Industries N.V.|Basic Materials|89.24|29236968732|5.07|07/29/2022| |WY|Weyerhaeuser Company|Real Estate|34.33|25558610837|9.55|07/29/2022| |GWW|W.W. Grainger, Inc.|Industrials|460.95|23555315410|20.4|07/29/2022| |CHD|Church & Dwight Co., Inc.|Consumer Defensive|91.61|22240251458|28.1|07/29/2022| |VFC|V.F. Corporation|Consumer Cyclical|48.01|18650904943|15.49|07/29/2022| |CBOE|Cboe Global Markets, Inc.|Financial|114.94|12205317943|24.61|07/29/2022| |NWL|Newell Brands Inc.|Consumer Defensive|20.03|8282405283|#N/A|07/29/2022| |CTRA|Coterra Energy Inc.|Energy|26.35|479941278|32.7|07/29/2022|

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Sounds like Aflac AFL. Low PE and good dividends, but it's way down today. Wish I had cash to buy more of it.

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> stop making shitty arguments in bad faith.

Ah, the protectionist claiming this lmao. The information is completely open and public. The Jones Act is heavily supported by unions. Steel/lumber/etc tariffs are heavily supported by unions. Labor unions are constantly fighting port automations.

>AFL CIO would fight against immigration

Yes, but only from non-white countries at a time where we had open borders with NW Europe and stopped only after the civil rights movement...

>when immigrant labor, as it stands, is used strategically by greed driven corporations all of the time to undermine US worker’s rights

So having open borders to white countries was great over 150 years. But the second brown people start coming in they start limiting immigration broadly. Wow.

Lump of labor fallacy. There is a lot of research on immigration impact on native populations. I forcing women to not work will DOUBLE WAGES right? Or people working half the hours would DOUBLE WAGES right? Jesus.

> Research shows that illegal immigrants increase the size of the U.S. economy, contribute to economic growth, enhance the welfare of natives, contribute more in tax revenue than they collect, reduce American firms' incentives to offshore jobs and import foreign-produced goods, and benefit consumers by reducing the prices of goods and services.[3][4][5][6]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illegal_immigration_to_the_United_States

I get it the truth is painful. Don't worry, labor unions percentage is at a all time low. Dems are going to get rekt in 2024. (The year the Fed expects inflation to hit targets again)

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Cool copy pasta bro 😂

(https://www.reddit.com/r/neoliberal/comments/vcghba/comment/icefb05/ )

You’re seriously busting out a random cherry picked list of anti immigration things AFL CIO supported going back to the 1800s as some kind of proof all Unions are evil? How does that make your point that unions are evil any stronger? Uh oh Seems like someone’s been ingesting a whole lot of propaganda.

Or are you trying to convince me that unions are evil by painting a false narrative with your lackluster list of 1800s baseball stats up there because you think that I’m a tribalism troglodyte like you and will hate all unions as soon as I hear they don’t always align with what you, In your simplistic understanding of the world, perceive to be MY librul values?

You think that an American labor union at times, being anti immigration is somehow a huge “you can’t explain that pinhead librul!” moment?!

My guy, ya gots to turn off the Hanity and go outside once in a while..

It comes as a shock to exactly no one with a modicum of intellectual honesty that this shit is nuanced and it’s not completely unreasonable to think that the AFL CIO would fight against immigration (assuming you can even deduce that from the chicken shit stats you provided above) when immigrant labor, as it stands, is used strategically by greed driven corporations all of the time to undermine US worker’s rights and is one of the many tactics in their arsenal of bad faith used to suppress wages (along with sending jobs overseas where they aren’t beholden to labor/environmental rights or pesky unions and can instead bribe officials and enslave poor people to their heart’s content,) gotta love that wonderful capitalist efficiency baby!

And while we’re at it, you realize unions are democratically organized right?

Corporations are not.

Leadership at AFL CIO are beholden to what was it you said in your copy pasta? “13 million members”? These 13 millions members aren’t all libruls and I argue it’s a big enough sample size that they will reflect the views of the country as whole, which, happens to be America. A country notorious for its systemic racism, fervent anti immigration sentiment and straight up xenophobia.

What you listed are examples of a union doing exactly what a union is supposed to do, fight for the interests of their members, whom by the way, get to vote on these things and vote on their leadership which is a hell of a lot more power and control than they have without a union in a corporation where it’s the owner’s way or the fucking curb to starve another day.

Unfortunately all of the shit you’re listing in a feeble attempt to gish-gallop your way through YOUR OWN CLAIM that unions are evil, is only shocking if you’ve bought into the propaganda that unions “kill business innovation and productivity” and you definitely don’t want to be a part of them or even allow yourself to think critically about why they even need to exist.

The overwhelming fact (which you can only deny if you’re intellectually dishonest and willfully ignorant) is that time and again all of the research points to the same thing; Unions objectively improve the working conditions for all workers and they reduce income inequality. The strongest, most egalitarian democracies all have two things in common, strong unions and strong safety nets.

Stop willfully burying your head in the sand and stop making shitty arguments in bad faith.

Be best dude.

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Good deals now : sbux, Mmm, Tgt. Afl.. Actually most stocks are a deal now.. -Oversold Market

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If you're running your site on WordPress, do checkout our AFL UTM Tracker plugin.

It helps to capture the UTM parameters and the first landing page.

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U.S. and Western officials have been exploring efforts to build temporary silos in Ukraine and other nations as a means to quickly scale up grain storage capacity in Ukraine.

President Joe Biden said Tuesday that the U.S. will build temporary silos on Poland’s border with Ukraine to facilitate the export of grain out of the war-torn nation and address surging food prices amid Russia’s invasion.

“We’re going to build silos, temporary silos in the borders of Ukraine, including in Poland. So we can transfer [grain] from those cars into those silos into cars in Europe and get it out into the ocean, and get it out across the world. But it’s taking time,” Biden said in a speech at the AFL-CIO convention in Philadelphia, where he discussed potential solutions to rising food prices across the country.

U.S. and Western officials have been exploring efforts to build temporary silos in Ukraine and other nations as a means to quickly scale up grain storage capacity in Ukraine, where a Russian naval blockade is holding back more than 25 million tons of grain from the world food supply. Russia’s blockade in the Black Sea has upended global trade routes while threatening to financially strangle Ukraine and deepen hunger crises around the world. In the next month, Ukrainian farmers will start harvesting the summer wheat harvest, but won’t have anywhere to store it, Ukrainian officials have warned.

U.S. officials and lawmakers are also worried that food shortages, along with rising fuel and food prices, could spark mass starvation, political unrest and migration across parts of Africa, the Middle East and, possibly, Central America, in the coming months.

Biden said Tuesday that the grain can’t be shipped out through the Black Sea “because it’ll get blown out of the water” by Russia’s naval blockade. The U.S. for now has ruled out sending military ships into the region, which would risk Russian retaliation.

Biden noted the U.S. has been working on a plan to export the grain through other countries by rail but acknowledged the overland routes are rife with logistical problems. Rail routes can only move a fraction of the grain that Ukraine normally exports from its Black Sea ports and Ukrainian trains operate on a wider rail gauge than that used by the rest of the tracks in Europe. Biden suggested building silos is a better option for now and could help Ukraine buy some time.

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Volcker and Reagan broke the back of the working class. Worst recession since the Great Depression. IIRC, the national unemployment rate reached 12% in 1982. When the AFL-CIO failed to call a general strike in response to Reagan's union busting of PATCO, the deal was sealed for the working class.

Reagan: the California Governor who threatened there would be students' blood in the streets if they continued to protest against the Vietnam War. Why that blood-thirsty sociopath is stlll venerated by a large portion of the populace is beyond me

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Washington Commanders? lmfao when the fuck did this happen? I thoughts they were talking about some indoor or afl team.

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WM, BTU, EPD, PG, GOOGL, AFL, HD, V, CPB, and BRK.b

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The problem is that a union’s fundamental business model is rent seeking. The more powerful they become, the more they entrench themselves in government, and the harder it is to replace them. This results in massive economic inefficiencies that benefit a few union workers at the expense of everyone else in society and on Earth (including members of different unions).

I mentioned the UAW. The reason they became so powerful and corrupt is because currently the main purple voters in the main swing states are rust belt union members. The voted Obama, then Trump, then Biden. They get enormous subsidies and bailouts for their industries and enact powerful tariffs on competitors. Steel, fracking, coal, etc. are all protected by unions. Even though there are far more green jobs, union workers are a major opposition group. This is partly why ideas like Green New Deal haven’t gained much traction.

Here’s a podcast interview with the head of the AFL-CIO. Personally, I think the biggest knowledge gap in the US is that economics is a college level course that most students don’t take. This means most college students and almost all high school graduates in the US have never taken the subject. Basic economic ideas get turned into good and evil debates, even though most of the time it’s like blaming your neighbor for the weather. This creates an incredible opportunity for charlatans to take advantage of people. Union leaders aren’t the worst (megachurch pastors are the worst), but they’re close.

Oh, and UBIs aren’t that hard to pass. Sovereign wealth funds like Norway’s Oil Fund already work this way. Perhaps unions had a place in the past (like the mafia), but now money can go directly from companies to individuals with less need for unions and politicians along the way. But politicians (Republicans and Democrats alike) will do everything possible to slow this down.

https://freakonomics.com/podcast/do-unions-still-work/

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Although AFL has been punished lately because of covid in Japan (in-person really matters for how they originate business over there), I am mega bullish on it and still hold.

They have insane "mindshare" and you can't replicate that easily. It was something like 94% of US consumers have a positive image of the brand and it's even higher in Japan like 97%.

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I started buying AFL and OCSL in September and (including dividends) both positions are still green and had solid outlooks. That's 15% of my portfolio that's holding up well even if the rest is having a rough time.

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AFL is very solid and under the radar.

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That is what the owners of the means of production do. They don’t want to invest in training and they want to pay as little as possible.

https://www.epi.org/publication/ceo-pay-in-2020/

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/14/investing/ceo-employee-pay-afl-cio-report/index.html

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If I was going to pick QQQ. I would just pick QQQ + VTI.

I honestly don't think you need both VTI and VOO. Also research shows they are almost the same. But I think VOO comes out ahead by like 1-5% because of slight tech heavy skew.

Dividend companies you will get mixed opinions. Dividend aristocrats are pretty solid.

Personally I like O, PG, PEP, TROW, AFL, RTX, etc.

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O,MMM,MO,WBA,AMCR,ABBV,INTC,AFL,PEP,MCD and GD

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Remember, the Unions have been there the whole time. The Teamsters Union, the Longshoreman's Union, the Teachers Union, the United Auto Workers Union, the Machinists Union, National Steelworkers Union, AFL-CIO. There is employer subsidized health insurance policies because of politicians passing laws, not any Union effort. The Unions have been there when CEO salary went from a few hundred times the average worker pay to hundreds of times average worker pay.

Most of the Unions are owned by the American Mafia. The American Mafia, the Syndicate, still controls the ports and long haul trucking. They are in the United Autoworkers Union and that is why the Japanese and European car manufacturers have their plants in Non-Union states. This is why the Syndicate is trying to get Unions going on in Amazon warehouses, the largest distribution system on the planet.

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29 total, but the bottom four are really a very small amount of money, just a share or two.

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Top three are:

Aflac AFL

Wells Fargo WFC

Check Point Software CHKP

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AFL undervalued. Gonna 🚀 with interest rate hikes.

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A lot of companies have boards authorize a share buyback program for X dollars over Y period of time and then they stick to it pretty closely (AMZN, GOOG, APPL, etc) and announce the progress at earnings report (we bought Z shares over the last period of time and have so much more cash left to spend on buybacks). Then other companies give execs authorization to buyback more but do it more at the executives' discretion (AFL is the notable stock I own like that but I believe Berkshire and others do as well).

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IMPLIED MOVE | AVERAGE MOVE ON PAST EARNINGS | LAST MOVE ON EARNINGS

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2022-04-25

$ATVI before open: 2.62% | 6.05% | 5.73%

$KO before open: 3.24% | 2.89% | 0.67%

$WHR after close: 6.75% | 7.01% | 6.81%

$OTIS before open: 6.98% | 5.96% | 2.22%

$KREF after close: 7.83% | 2.91% | 6.26%

$GABC before open: 8.01% | 3.3% | 3.38%

$CRSP after close: 8.16% | 7.39% | 2.89%

$PCH after close: 8.93% | 4.72% | 3.17%

$SCCO after close: 9.52% | 3.06% | 2.46%

$CDNS after close: 10.14% | 5.81% | 3.25%

$ARI after close: 12.36% | 3.05% | 4.65%

$HLX after close: 12.37% | 12.98% | 13.68%

$BCLI before open: 20.07% | 8.93% | 4.47%

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2022-04-26

$CNI after close: 4.73% | 3.39% | 4.18%

$FCF before open: 5.15% | 4.69% | 6.46%

$VLO before open: 5.23% | 5.22% | 0.9%

$CNC before open: 5.29% | 6.43% | 2.31%

$ADM before open: 5.5% | 4.7% | 2.24%

$ARCC before open: 5.5% | 3.08% | 2.15%

$AGR after close: 5.74% | 3.33% | 4.67%

$COF after close: 5.94% | 4.28% | 3.5%

$GLW before open: 6.03% | 6.24% | 9.39%

$GE before open: 6.14% | 6.33% | 9.38%

$GPK before open: 6.69% | 6.02% | 6.98%

$ECL before open: 7.08% | 3.44% | 2.15%

$GM after close: 7.48% | 4.66% | 7.77%

$GOOGL after close: 7.96% | 4.69% | 6.3%

$BCO before open: 8.69% | 8.33% | 6.75%

$AER before open: 9.3% | 5.5% | 7.03%

$APAM after close: 9.43% | 4.2% | 2.19%

$CEQP before open: 9.89% | 6.7% | 6.84%

$DHI before open: 10.22% | 6.09% | 4.54%

$ACCO after close: 10.36% | 11.21% | 4.08%

$NAVI after close: 10.64% | 6.57% | 6.73%

$BYD after close: 11.04% | 6.64% | 4.34%

$CMG after close: 11.92% | 8.78% | 12.05%

$JBLU before open: 12.11% | 6.56% | 8.08%

$MTDR after close: 14.72% | 9.02% | 6.18%

$ENPH after close: 14.84% | 18.61% | 10.15%

$ACIU before open: 32.47% | 7.55% | 5.01%

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2022-04-27

$AFL after close: 3.41% | 2.54% | 2.98%

$AMGN after close: 3.57% | 4.3% | 8.88%

$NLY after close: 4.13% | 2.2% | 2.98%

$BXMT before open: 4.27% | 3.05% | 3.6%

$ORLY before open: 5.14% | 5.31% | 5.7%

$AVB after close: 5.28% | 2.97% | 4.48%

$AMT before open: 5.94% | 3.3% | 0.53%

$AXS after close: 6.95% | 4.37% | 4.33%

$WAB before open: 6.96% | 6.68% | 6.19%

$NYCB before open: 7.89% | 5.99% | 9.48%

$F before open: 8.23% | 5.85% | 8.99%

$ALSN after close: 8.8% | 5.77% | 2.29%

$BG before open: 8.97% | 7.53% | 6.53%

$AM after close: 9.85% | 7.9% | 8.19%

$AROC after close: 10.58% | 8.23% | 1.56%

$BMRN after close: 10.59% | 4.21% | 3.71%

$CACC after close: 10.73% | 7.37% | 3.75%

$OSK before open: 10.79% | 6.24% | 8.87%

$HP after close: 12.01% | 5.92% | 5.14%

$SMED before open: 12.61% | 11.97% | 3.99%

$ETR before open: 14.08% | 2.53% | 6.3%

$EQT after close: 14.36% | 10.18% | 13.63%

$AR after close: 15.61% | 6.25% | 7.19%

$HBNC after close: 15.64% | 3.57% | 5.65%

$BCOV after close: 15.95% | 16.0% | 18.36%

$ARAY after close: 20.96% | 12.12% | 24.08%

$EVLO before open: 35.56% | 12.77% | 21.22%

$UCTT after close: 56.25% | 11.26% | 9.32%

$GNCA before open: 502.44% | 11.78% | 2.44%

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2022-04-28

$BAX before open: 3.95% | 4.29% | 3.11%

$AEP before open: 5.18% | 2.21% | 5.54%

$AAPL after close: 5.37% | 4.46% | 7.63%

$CAT before open: 5.59% | 4.53% | 6.35%

$LUV before open: 6.08% | 6.7% | 8.86%

$CINF after close: 6.15% | 4.71% | 4.83%

$AMZN after close: 6.69% | 5.41% | 16.53%

$KRNY before open: 6.72% | 4.09% | 6.03%

$INTC after close: 7.18% | 7.42% | 9.37%

$SWK before open: 7.19% | 4.79% | 4.52%

$HUN before open: 8.97% | 5.72% | 11.86%

$AIMC before open: 9.55% | 7.96% | 9.53%

$IPG before open: 10.24% | 6.33% | 8.79%

$TWTR before open: 11.33% | 12.89% | 8.8%

$IMAX before open: 11.82% | 9.99% | 9.71%

$CPT after close: 13.66% | 2.83% | 1.13%

$BZH after close: 13.85% | 11.03% | 4.58%

$TEAM after close: 14.51% | 10.32% | 7.5%

$ATUS before open: 16.67% | 9.59% | 24.43%

$ATR after close: 17.91% | 4.25% | 4.52%

$AOS before open: 28.66% | 5.81% | 6.61%

$AVTR after close: 31.48% | 7.88% | 4.85%

$AQMS after close: 141.28% | 16.32% | 10.0%

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2022-04-29

$BMY before open: 3.21% | 3.85% | 2.91%

$CHTR before open: 4.16% | 6.15% | 4.28%

$WPC before open: 4.48% | 2.61% | 1.64%

$ABBV before open: 5.1% | 5.46% | 2.48%

$WY before open: 5.59% | 4.63% | 3.19%

$XOM before open: 5.87% | 3.33% | 6.66%

$TRP before open: 5.98% | 2.38% | 2.48%

$AON before open: 7.69% | 3.81% | 7.64%

$NWL before open: 9.34% | 10.73% | 15.18%

$MGA before open: 10.29% | 5.21% | 9.84%

$WETF before open: 11.31% | 7.89% | 7.68%

$ARCB before open: 15.8% | 11.41% | 2.22%

$LNTH before open: 17.54% | 15.02% | 37.79%

$SLCA before open: 17.93% | 14.11% | 27.63%

$DTEA after close: 18.37% | 13.88% | 13.95%

$CVEO before open: 29.38% | 15.97% | 4.53%

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I bought AFL for the low PE. I think it was 7 then and it’s still nicely low at 10. I’m still looking for another to buy.

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AFL

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AFL Aflac is my best one today. It just keeps going up. I love their less than 10 PE.

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I am; I have a portfolio made almost entirely on blue-chip dividend growth stocks, spread across ~34 positions in 6-7 sectors. Currently up about 3% in the past 3 months, 12% in the past 6 months. Beating all 3 indexes.

Positions are: $A, $AAPL, $ABBV, $AFL, $ALL, $AVGO, $CLX, $CVX, $ENB, $EPD, $FLO, $HII, $JNJ, $KMB, $KO, $KR, $LMT, $LOW, $MAIN, $MDT, $MO, $MRK, $MS, $MSFT, $O, $OKE, $PEP, $PFE, $PG, $STAG, $T, $TGT, $TROW, and $XOM

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>Note: NOT talking about the last 3 or whatever years you've been investing.. are you beating the market THIS year?

Yes.

As far as what stocks, a range of them though I've recently taken profit in some as I'm tired of doing DD to the extent I've been, so I'm cutting out positions slowly. $ABBV, $AOS, $DG, $AFL, and $ATO are just a few I'm currently either invested in or recently sold.

I don't chase after quick ROI in volatile swingers but invest in already established companies that pay out dividends and grow said dividends over time. It's a strategy that fits me perfectly.

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Past history of great financial crisis. Also the regulations and holding of reserves.

AFL on the other hand is dividend aristocrat. Growing, even if somewhat slow.

Low payout ratio of like 30%. So means they can keep increasing no matter the economy.

Buybacks, they keep buying back shares.

Honestly just BRK.B and AFL is enough insurance exposure for any portfolio and they are top tier.

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Only insurance businesses I own are BRK.B, PRU and AFL.

I don't really like the management at the others and overall quality of their business.

PRU also is kind of so so, but I got in at the $60's.

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Stupid MO and AFL.

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A little different but I guess I'd avoid tech: JPM, AFL, BLK I think if you bought a stake in any of those companies today and held it your life I think there's a very low probability that you won't get your money out+ in dividends. So worst case scenario you just stop dividend reinvestment. All 3 have strong balance sheets and a history of raising dividends as well as buybacks.

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So be smart and buy the other insurers that haven't mooned yet lmao.

AFL, ACGL, TRV. All excellent and are not only shielded from hikes, they benefit massively.

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I transitioned to dividend investing. I own AFL, KO, PEP, LMT, MCD, AMGN, ABBV, MO, PM, PG, TROW, SBUX, PFE, O, HSY, and probably a dozen more names. Must pay a dividend, must have increased dividend for 10+ years, reinvest dividends. S&P 500 index fund in my 401-K. Play the long game now.

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Insurers I like TRV, ACGL, AFL. BRK is diversified af with a lot of insurance exposure they should be fine too.

Banks almost all are good and super cheap / undervalued. My favorites are C / WFC., then BAC for more traditional banks. JPM, GS, MS those will do great too I am sure.

Consumer staples I think the clear winner by far is TGT. Everything else looks pricey as hell although I can't see WMT or COST going anywhere either.

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Everybody red and TGT green. AFL green as well.

I completely reject the 🌈 idea that all tickers must suffer when the market is down.

Looking for alpha will always be rewarded, even if good tickers drop, other tickers will suffer more and you can re-allocate back to growth.

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CMI, SNA, HON, CAT, JNJ, JPM, BLK, TXN AFL, TD for example

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Read my comment history all the way to the December dip.

It's all AFL, DAL, ACGL, TRV, banks, and CCL.

No bull is claiming to be printing but I'm still green for the year.

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JMO but I prefer investing in companies that with strong financials that are steadily growing their dividends (and business) than hunting for really high dividend yields. AFL, BLK, and JPM being the best examples in my portfolio of this. I'm also looking at adding some more non-cyclical stocks like TELNY and RHHBY (also gives exposure to Europe which I don't have much of at the moment). For higher yield stuff I think some specialized lenders like OCSL or MAIN are interesting.

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Some yes but deep ITM so it's closer to leveraged shares... it's called finding alpha and not buying trash WSB growth tickers.

DAL, AFL, TRV, ACGL, WFC, CCL.

Look at my comments since December. I've been advocating consistently for those tickers.

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I don't recommend getting your intel from discord or pretty much any social media person, especially if they are an "influencer" or sell their services, both are red flags. If you are paying someone for the service, stop, that's just ridiculous....that means they are making more money from giving you a dart pick than actually trading on the market, they are a sham and should be ridiculed for their shady practices.

If you hear them talk about "daytrading," "the strat," "chicago 123" or they say resistance/support more than 5 times in 20 seconds....immediately ignore them. The only thing you really need to know to make money is a very small set of strategies...that's "the wheel" and pmcc for the most part, and only a very few vertical spreads. The choice of when to use them is even easier....all the time on a list of stocks you put in your watchlist when they are below value, that's it. When you hear of a company, do research on them, and decide if they won't go bankrupt in the next 20 years, and add them to your list, done.

If you want some good ones to start with: WMT, PEP, KO, MCD, JNJ, AAPL, GOOGL, CAT, CSX, CLX, MSFT, T, NKE, CVS, CSCO, AMZN, HRL, AFL, COST, PG, CVX, VZ, LMT, DIS.

If you want to know when they are "below value"....RSI below 35. That's it....no need to think.

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Thanks. Now that I'm retired, I going to sell AFL, HD, XOM drips that I bought back in 1994 but need to calc Cap Gains so I can stay below the $80k MAGI level and pay zero percent on the gains.

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The Super Bowl Indicator is a spurious correlation that says that the stock market's performance in a given year can be predicted based on the outcome of the Super Bowl of that year. It was "discovered" by Leonard Koppett in the 1970s when he realized that it had never been wrong, until that point. This pseudo-macroeconomic concept states that if a team from the American Football Conference (AFC) wins, then it will be a bear market (or down market), but if a team from the National Football Conference (NFC) or a team that was in the NFL before the NFL/AFL merger wins, it will be a bull market (up market).

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We are looking at a very rocky market for most of 2022. High inflation is not going away. Increased interest rates are not going away. Decreases in Liquidity are just starting. Plus Commodity prices will continue to rise.

I would avoid any index that includes Tech, and focus on Energy, Minerals, Agriculture & Insurance. A good commodity etf would be $GUNR , if you want to include insurance then opt for stocks like $AFL, $MET, $PRU, to name a few.

It’s my opinion that a significant pullback is still to come.

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We are facing a very choppy market with high inflation & commodity prices. You might want to consider etfs like $GUNR (energy, minerals, agro) & $MOO (agro ). Also insurance stocks are often a good hedge $PRU $MET $AFL to name a few. Then there are defense stocks like $GD.

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A lot of stuff. AEP, JNJ, CMI, AB, SNA, JPM, BLK, BX, VYM, ORI, VXUS, TD, BNS, ABBV…...

Other stuff, I swing trade/hold short term, which has included TXN,BLK, AFL, CAT, HD, HOn

That’s how I get heavy growth. I don’t think CAT is gonna shoot up really high out of nowhere but I make money buying the constant dips and selling on the constant peaks.

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Depends what stocks you have. I have AEP, GIS, TD, SO, AFL, JPM, HD, BLK, K, ETR, JNJ…..some losses but barely anything to write home about

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Long or semi-long term AFL, TRV, ACGL, WFC, C, DAL, CCL, TGT, INTC, GOOG.

Intraday VXX or UVXY and SPY

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>What is undervalued to you?

Insurance companies, many in single digit PE's with incredibly healthy balance sheets, strong history of real profits. They have to invest in bonds due to float. They benefit from rate hikes. AFL, ACGL, TRV are my picks but there's a ton of other good ones.

Banks. 1.5 tangible book. Very strong cyclical tickers good in inflation and rate hikes. C trading at a ludicrous 6.5 PE.

Consumer staples / defensive retail plays such as TGT a bit high at 16 PE but fairly priced. GOOG is still VERY attractive valuation given growth.

>How are these mega caps reasonably priced given current interest rates when they haven’t even gone up yet?

The most important interest rates for comparison are not short-term rates, which the Fed controls. You do know that long-bonds are not controlled by the Fed yes? The 10 year, key benchmark for equities, is forward looking and has barely budged. Fed Fund Futures have fully priced in four hikes and 10 year still hasn't moved. So given these low rates and inflation likely to persist, megacap is a bargain.

>It’s going to blow your mind when you see companies like apple with a PE under 20.

Believe me, you are not the only one that wants easy mode turned on again where you don't have to think and you can mindlessly buy leaps on monopolies like GOOG when it was 10 PE and make free money. Just because we are all praying for it doesn't mean it's going to happen.

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Yes, I used the S&P aristocrats list. The way I filtered them to find what I considered the 10 best was to look for dividends of at least 3% and growth of 8%. (only gave me 9, but that’s close enough) To me that strikes a good balance between consistent dividends and future growth. Over the past 10 years these gave an average dividend of 3.66% and still grew at 10.81%.

ABBV ADM AFL CAT CINF GOC NUE PEP SYY

If I look at 4+%dividends, I’d have to drop the growth to 4% as well to get enough of them to make me comfortable. (I don’t like putting all my eggs in one basket.). These have an average dividend of 4.88% and growth of 7.03%.

ABBV ADM AMCR FRT LEG MMM PBCT WBA

One thing to keep in mind if you are looking that far out, is choosing stocks with enough growth so that they will compound and give you a nice, fat balance from which to draw the dividends. If you make a nice nest egg of growth and then have to sell in order to switch to a good dividend stock, you’re going to pay tax on that past 20 years of growth. And that cuts your nest egg. It’s better if you don’t need to sell at all.

I think these are a pretty good start (avg dividend of 3.99% and avg growth of 9.91%):

ABBV, ADM, CAT, MMM

I grew up around CAT and ADM (my grandfather retired from CAT, brother-in-law works for ADM). Both have been around for a long time and don’t appear to be going anywhere. ABBV is newer, but it’s a spin-off of Abbott Labs, which has been around a long time. And MMM has been around a while. I could see them all being solid for several decades.

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Eh. When SPY tanked last month, I was green by making lots of small trades without any puts at all. That and a lot of defensive positions like DAL, CCL, AFL that I got in December.

I don't beat SPY every month but I definitely don't tank with it.

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>U.S. LABOR GROUP AFL-CIO ENDORSES U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES BILL ON CHINA COMPETITION, CHIPS -- STATEMENT

^*Walter ^Bloomberg ^@DeItaone ^at ^2022-01-31 ^09:00:10 ^EST-0500

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AFL 10 PE.

ACGL 10 PE.

Both massive beneficiaries of rate hikes.

Banks, 1.5 tangible book.

Airlines, travel plays at massive discounts, single digit PE to even half of peak historical earnings.

WMT 48. But TGT, arguably better company going forward at 16.

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Maybe as a whole? But nominally it will be green and that's what matters at the end of the day.

Also it's incredibly polarized. Lots of trash cos, shitSPACs, etc. But there's an absurd number of solid companies with good earnings that are SUPER fair price.

AFL, TRV getting huge tailwind from rate hikes. Banks trading at 1.5 tangible book. Travel recovery plays post omicron like some airlines / cruiselines.

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AFL, TRV are hella cheap. Banks trading at 1.5 tangible book value in a coming rate hike cycle.

DAL is cheap.

CCL is cheap.

TGT still on firesale.

INTC cheap.

Honestly just need to know where to go.

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I like the way nasdaq presents it

https://www.nasdaq.com/market-activity/stocks/afl/dividend-history

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Nothing to write home about but green. Bought the December dip with AFL, INTC, DAL, CCL. Basically all stuff that was on firesale.

Sold some CC's on those too to make some extra money in all this volatility.

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Been like free money here lately just buy puts . up 300% on f 21 p Jan 28 this week sold half . afl is my biggest share holdings bought few puts on it to just in case it tanks protect my money

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Look at my post history. I bought DAL, CCL, AFL, INTC all on the December dip.

I'm still up, how is that fucking possible?! World is about to collapse!

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