Hi, it's Peg! I've been busy with my Physical Therapy & sharing Recipes with you, but I have also not neglected my own Investments! I want to now take some time to share with you a few of my friend Teddy's ideas lately.
I received a surprise visit again from Teddy earlier today to update me on my Investments. Given the month of December was a Bearish Market (of which Teddy swears he had no part of!) he wanted to remind me that a portion of my portfolio (as he has recommended for me) is of a speculatve nature. To be sure, not more than 5% of my entire portfolio is in speculatve investments. That said, his top 3 speculative investments for me have returned over 75% in just 2 years even during the Bearish December period!!
Three investments to consider are certainly the following. Glu Mobile Inc. (GLUU) - a developer, publisher and marketer of a portfolio of mobile games. Cronos Group Inc. (CRON) - a Canadian Cannabis Producer/Distributor/Medical Co. Oh yeah, it just received over $1 billion investment from Alteria. And, Quest Solution Inc. (QUES) - an under-the-radar company. Recently purchased HTS Image Processing, a leader in AI-based vision solutions as well as adding 2 esteemed scientific leaders to their advisory board.
Again, DO YOUR OWN DUE DILIGENCE BEFORE MAKING YOUR OWN INVESTMENTS.
God Bless, Peg
"Tough times never last, but tough people do."
--Dr. Robert Schuller
teddy's tip for me 11/09/18
Hi, as promised my investor friend, Teddy, came back today to visit me and give me some great advice. And he has just finished 2 bowls of the Rueben I made … and HE LOVES IT (you can find the recipe here at www.pegspoststroke.org under “Cooking”).
He has been dumpster-diving for bargain stocks with lots of upside for me to look at. An article caught his eye regarding the Chinese making a move to VANADIUM mineral for various manufacturing purposes. The price of Vanadium has gone from $2.50/lb in 2016 to $33.90/lb in 2018. Currently there are no US Vanadium miners but here in Nevada a company named Prophecy, Ticker Symbol PRPCF, is heading in the right direction to start mining with proven reserves. Oh, he told me not to break the “Peggy” bank but, at $0.56 a share, it might be worth my taking a “shot” at (i.e., investing in). So I may invest in PRPCF by the end of this week.
As always, be sure to do your own investment due diligence. God Bless, Peg
“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” -- John Lennon
TEDDY’S TIP’S FOR ME - MORE (10-16-18)
As promised Teddy is back! He has been digging for those stock nuggets
and he thinks he has one! He is advising me to research I GOT GAME -
ticker symbol IGGGF . I GOT GAME is a maker of video mobile games.
He told me IGGGF is profitable with strong growth and has an excellent
balance sheet with over $282million cash on hand and no debt. He did whisper
that it is currently CHEAP at $1.10 per share!! It has a price to earnings ratio
of about 8.3 compared to the S&P average of 21.0. Teddy says it is an under
the radar stock as NO wall street analysts cover it. A recent discovery showed
that a subsidiary of IGGGF, Pocketsocial has released a Live Streaming Gaming
Platform called Streamcraft ala Twitch which was taken over by Amazon for a
little shy of $1 billion! Streamcraft has over 100,000 users. This is similar to
Teddy's advice to me about 18 months ago to buy Glu Mobile (ticker GLU) at $2
dollars and change and is now around $6 !!! The last thing he told me IGGGF
PAYS a dividend yielding approximately 4%!!
Disclosure - I own GLU and may initiate a buy of IGGGF in the next 72 hours.
"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts."
-- Winston S. Churchill
DID YOU KNOW THAT YOU CAN GET PAID TO TEST PRODUCTS AND/OR SERVICES AT HOME?
Hi! Not only do some companies have you test their products at your home and pay you to do so, but they ship the products to you and let you keep them after you test them! Testing the products gives the companies more information than online or at-home surveys do.
Sometimes you won’t always get a product sometimes you’ll get a music-streaming service to try, a new phone app to try or some other type of similar service to try which is digital of nature.
When you finish testing the product(s), you turn in your thoughts and the company may give you cash or gift certificates in addition to the free product(s). Some possible companies looking for these product testers are as follows:
You can check for the details of any or all of these online and find specifics with respect to how many tests per month you may be asked to join and what the average compensation or fee may be.
Testing new products and/or services, especially at your own convenience, is a great, fun and exciting way to make yourself some extra money!
Stop chasing the money and start chasing the passion. - Tony Hsieh
teddy's tips for me
Hey guys , as promised Trading Teddy has stopped by and offered me 2 of his under $10 socks whoops I meant stocks to take a look at. Again, due your diligence when researching stocks. He has done me well in the past.
Blackrock Capital Investment - Ticker BKCC price 5.87 dividend yield of 12.27% paid qrtly this is a Blackrock sponsored company one of the largest investment companies .
Another one he suggested to me is AllianzGI convertible&income fund II Ticker symbol NCZ , it has had a dividend cut but currently has a dividend yield of 11.50 % and pays MONTHLY!!! current price is 5.92 not sure if your savings account pays 11.50% but mine does not.
Check stockcharts.com and do your research before investing. God Bless! Peg
Sell Things You Have at Home AND a Special Guest!!
You can easily make money at home without even having a skill, an experience, a job or an employer. Some things you have at your home are for you and your family to use now or in the very near future. Some things are for keepsakes. Some things should be tossed. And some things, well, should be sold - and some of those things that should be sold can actually turn you a pretty penny!!
Old textbooks and books can be sold online - it doesn’t matter how old or what “topic”. Enter the title, author and date published onto your PC and get a quote. Try websites such as decluttr. (Please note that even libraries buy back old books.)
The same can be done for old records, CDs, videos, DVDs and other old video/audio items. (Also, try the website decluttr for these items too.)
What about furniture that is sitting around your house, in your basement, or in a storage unit you are renting? You may have inherited or bought antique furniture. There is also not-so-antique furniture that has been in the family for a generation or two. There is furniture that was inherited or left behind by some great aunt or favorite old neighbor or some piece of furniture that reminds us of when we lived in a certain home or in a certain town.
In my case there’s the Singer treadle sewing machine my mom had when she was growing up and I learned how to sew on, my mom’s bedroom dressers, her kitchen table, the old Antique farmer’s table that Tom and I bought together shortly after we were married as an antique already, and the “Happy-Two” Chair that all us kids and grandkids used growing up when we were all two years old.
In your case you may have things from your living room, den, office, baby’s room, kitchen/dining room, or bedrooms.
There may also may also be, as in my case, a lot of things like mom’s dishes, silverware or servingware, tablecloths/napkins, bedding and others, that you can sell because others would want to complete their unmatched set or they might find to be an interesting match to their current display of goods.
Another area of saleable items in your house is jewelry which can also be antique, generational, heirloom, or just worth selling but not worth keeping or giving away. I have several, if not quite a few, costume pieces of jewelry that are worth selling.
Today I am joined by a very dear friend who has advised me on my investments. Meet my own trading Teddy! Today Teddy has 2 investment ideas for me.
Holly Energy Partners - the Stock Ticker symbol is HEP. In a nutshell, HEP has had 55 straight quarterly dividend increases. It currently has a dividend yield of 8% and has a strong long-term growth plan in place. NOTE it is a trading stock and he suggested to me a limit buy order at 29 and once bought at 29 he told me to put a sell order at 32. He said this is a “rinse and repeat process”.
Next, he suggested to me New Residential Investment - the Stock Ticker symbol is NRZ. He said it has a stable dividend, good return on equity (ROE), current price of 17.57 with analyst price target of 20, currently yields 11.33%, and Investment Company Raymond James on October 5, 2018, gave NRZ an outperform rating.
Please note this DISCLOSURE - I CURRENTLY own shares of HEP and I may initiate an order to buy NRZ in the next week.
“Life is 10% what happens to us, and 90% how we react to it.” Charles Swindoll
being a virtual assistant
Being a Virtual Assistant
One of the best and easiest ways to use your talents at home is by doing virtual assistant (VA) work. VAs are already trained, skilled, experienced workers that offer corporate businesses, home businesses, associations, organizations and individuals administrative and clerical support.
VAs can perform a wide variety of assistance and support … in fact, the services that you can offer are endless and all depend on your background. Some of the common assignments that VAs are asked to do include the following: making and returning phone calls, drafting and sending email correspondence, performing research on the Internet within subjects of your own data experience, data entry, keeping track of the calendar and scheduling appointments, proofreading, editing and writing papers (notes, drafts, correspondence), preparing a budget and maintaining bookkeeping, maintaining monthly expenses, marketing, managing websites, managing blogs, project management, technical support, event planning and all types of social media management (such as Twitter, Instagram, FaceBook).
If you decide to work as a VA you will have to determine whether you should be an employee or an independent contractor. You need to check this option thoroughly before you decide.
You can find VA jobs at many places, some places include FlexJobs.com, Upwork.com and Freelancer.com. Depending on what services you offer, how long you’ve been working in the field, and your experience, VAs can make approximately $12-60/hr.
So, think about it! You may really want to use what you’ve been trained to do while you are at home - it is easier and less expensive to do it that way!! And you can get paid!!
All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. – Walt Disney
Write (or Review) an e-Book(s)
(or ultimately a book - paper/hardback or books on tape)
Okay, so you are home. You can use your computer, or maybe you can use a recorder and speak your thoughts into the recorder to preserve them until they can be negotiated down to written, then readable, form (well, nowadays, they can be put into books on tape - though I personally never got into that - yet, I should say).
Something I always enjoyed doing, from the time I was a child, was writing. I enjoyed writing stories, fact as well as fiction. I enjoyed keeping diaries. I enjoyed writing instructional manuals to teach others how to do various tasks, at work, around their home, with their children, etc. I realized once I was well enough to be at home, and I started to recover from my stroke, I had a lot to share with all of you that I should share. As I was prompted at home to encourage others to find ways to earn money from home, I did a lot of research to find ways to make money from home. I ran into things like becoming a virtual assistant, a lot of computer-related jobs, completing online surveys, bookkeeping and many more. But one thing that kept showing up time after time, article after article, was self publishing. This was not only something of interest to many others, but of specific interest to me!
For me, the thought was first to start a blog - to start one about having a stroke, at an earlier age, and living, and figuring out what to do with the rest of my life - and sharing the knowledge and experience (and wisdom - my choice of word!!) with folks who could or should use it. It is not only about the stroke, but it is knowledge and experience that I have gained from being Peg...from growing up with my wonderful parents, Bob and Marty, and the knowledge and experience they shared with me for 50+ years, from my brothers, Bob and Don, from my husband, Tom, and from my daughter, Annie. Also, the knowledge and experience that I have gained from my friends growing up, my classmates, my bosses, my co-workers, my peers, and my professional acquaintances.
So, I am about to start publishing (self-publishing) the first of these blogs (or maybe even an entire first book) and this is what I am learning about SELF-PUBLISHING eBOOKS as a side-hustle. (I learned the following from Amazon - be sure to research others and give appropriate credit.)