Invest and Trade Profitably with Jon Johnson

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Where do you find all of your statistics used in the Economy section/video?

August 30, 2000

I source it from several areas. I get a lot of hard data and look at it myself. Bloomberg, CNBC, Reuters, Market Watch, Federal Reserve, Bureau of Labor Statistics and other government agencies, ECRI, NFIB, National Small Business Association, Investors Business Daily, and on and on. Then I synthesize them all and try to figure […]

I am curious what charting software Jon is using in the videos.

August 30, 2000

We use for the videos as it is readily available to all so they can ‘see’ what we see on their own. It is fairly functional, allowing you to view different timeframes, something the older versions did not allow. It has shortcomings in several areas such as Fibonacci charting, but the paid services have […]

What is your policy or strategy concerning plays that have a close earnings date?

August 30, 2000

Stocks with approaching earnings results offer opportunity and risk. Depending upon the overall market’s status earnings season can receive different treatment from investors and traders. A market that is trending higher but is down taking a test or consolidation ahead of earnings season can enjoy a run to the results and some upside after results. […]

What percentage of your portfolio are you putting into your plays? Is it 2%, 5% per trade or what?

August 30, 2000

It is best to put no more than 2% to 5% of your portfolio into any one play. That means you are not going to risk anymore than that on a play. To further clarify, you can put more money at risk, but you are not going to take more than that amount of loss. […]

What do the letters in the options alerts mean? For example the (K) in AAPL 11K350.00 or (B) in ADTN 12B33.00 These are mostly found in the downloadable table.

August 30, 2000

The letter represents the expiration month. The (K) in AAPL 11K350.00 would represent the November call options and the (B) in ADTN 12B33.00 are the February call options. The following is a chart of the letter designations for calls and puts for each month. Call   Month   PutA      Jan         MB      Feb         NC      Mar         OD      Apr         PE      May        QF      June         RG      July          SH       Aug        TI        Sept        UJ       Oct          VK       Nov        WL       Dec         X […]

When the US dollars drops, does the stock market go up or down?

August 30, 2000

In a world without massive intervention a currency should rise when the economic prospects rise and fall when they fall. That would mean the dollar would rise with stocks and fall with stocks as bonds would rise in economic uncertainty or decline. Now things are backward because stocks are looking for more Fed/government intervention. Thus, […]

What trading platform/broker do you use? Think or Swim or who?

August 30, 2000

Interactive Brokers is good. Think or Swim is good. I use eSignal as my platform but the IBrokers is quite good.

Why does your stock split calendar not list the record date?

August 30, 2000

You will not find a record date on ourstock split calendar because the record date is meaningless. Here’s a definition of “record date”: The record date is a date, set by the issuing company, on which an individual must own shares to be eligible to receive a declared dividend or capital gains distribution. With regard […]

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