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T Bill's Plain Market Talk

T Bill's Plain Market Talk

By William F Thompson
Hey everyone. It’s Bill Thompson, T Bill, and welcome to Plain Market Talk, where I will provide a straight-forward interpretation and analysis of current market news based on my experience as a retired Wall Street Stockbroker with almost 50 years of experience and I will also provide business lessons to help you become much more successful with your personal finance, trading, and investments.
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06/24/22 – Why Is The United States Economy So Big? – A Detailed Look, The Market Surges on a Week Economic Report Showing Its Worst Reading Ever, The Upcoming Weeks
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: Why is the United States Economy So Big? The market surges on a week economic report showing its worst reading ever The upcoming weeks
17:16
June 24, 2022
06/22/22 – A Possible Upcoming U.S. Competitive Advantage Not Seen In a Century, The Proposed Gas Tax Moratorium and What It Will Take To Bring Prices Down. Facebook and Apple’s VR Headsets
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: A possible United States upcoming competitive advantage not seen in a century President Biden’s proposed federal gas tax suspension and why it may not make a difference Why are gas prices high besides the war in Ukraine and what it will take to bring them down? Facebook and Apple’s upcoming Virtual Reality headsets The market’s upcoming focus on inflation and earnings reports
19:32
June 22, 2022
06/17/22 – Navigating Through a Bear Market, Advice for Retirees, Bond Duration Explained, Vince McMahon Steps Down as CEO of WWE.
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: Specifics on navigating through a Bear Market Advice for retirees Bonds and Bond Duration Vince McMahon steps down as CEO of WWE
22:03
June 17, 2022
06/15/22 – The Fed’s Interest Rate Hike, How Much More May Interest Rates Rise, Reasons Behind Cryptocurrencies Decline, Beware the Economic Naysayers, WWE’s Vince McMahon Under Investigation
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The Federal Reserve’s highest interest increase since 1994 The mechanics of Federal Reserve policy actions The underlying causes and transitory factors of inflation How much more may interest rates go up? The reasons behind the cryptocurrency price decline Beware the economic naysayers Netflix may end binge-release model WWE’s Vince McMahon under investigation for possible $3 million hush money payment
17:15
June 16, 2022
06/10/22 – The Market Down On Continued High Inflation, The After-Hours and Pre-Market Trading Explained, Average Length of Bull and Bear Markets. Why Returning To The Office Is Not Working
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The Consumer Price Index at highest level since 1981 The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Survey shows growing pessimism The average length of Bull and Bear stock markets After-Hours and pre-market trading explained, along with caution areas Jurassic World: Dominion off to a strong start at the box office Tesla announces a 3-for-1 stock split Why returning to the office is not working and teleconferencing is actually increasing The Rule of 72 explained General Motors and Lockheed Martin announce a fleet of Moon vehicles
19:16
June 10, 2022
06/07/22 – Amazon’s Post Stock Split Price Movement, World Bank’s Global Economic Outlook, Stagflation Defined, Target Issues an Earnings Warning, Fed GDP Tracker Shows Slowing Economy
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: Amazon’s Post Stock Split Price Movement The World Bank warns of stagflation and slower world economic growth Stagflation defined Target issues an earnings warning on an inventory takedown A Federal Reserve’s GDP Tracker shows a stronger possibility of recession Kohls up on a possible takeover by The Franchise Group Peloton stock continues to decline
16:20
June 07, 2022
06/03/22 – 390,000 New Jobs In May, The Continuing Fallout Among 19,000 Cryptocurrencies, Data Mining and Blockchains Explained, Trading Amazon’s Stock Split
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: A strong labor report shows 390,000 new jobs in May The continuing fallout among 19,000 cryptocurrencies Cryptocurrency Data Mining and Blockchains explained New York Legislature passes law limiting data mining Trading Amazon’s 20-for-1 stock split The Treasury Department says Social Security fully funded through 2034 Possible solutions for funding Social Security over the long-term
18:30
June 03, 2022
Amazon’s Upcoming Stock Split, JP Morgan’s CEO Economic Warning, Elon Musk Tells Tesla Employees To Return To The Office, California’s Water Crisis, The First NFT Insider Trading Case
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: Amazon’s upcoming 20-for-1 stock split JP Morgan’s Jamie Dimon tells investors to prepare for an “Economic Hurricane” Facebook’s COO Sheryl Sandberg stepping down Elon Musk tells Tesla employees to return to the office or resign Southern California’s drought and the feasibility of proposed solutions OpenSea former employee charged in first NFT insider trading case
19:43
June 01, 2022
05/27/22 – Inflation Coming Down, Justin Timberlake Sells Music Catalog for $100 million, The Financials of Rock Banks, Interest Rates Today vs. The 1980’s
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The market’s reaction to the PCE Inflation Index showing inflation coming down Justin Timberlake sells his music catalog for $100 million The financials of rock bands and why they break up Interest rates today versus the 1980’s News on Big Lots, Dell, Pinduoduo, Gap, and Ulta
19:00
May 27, 2022
05/25/22 – The CBO’s Positive Economic Outlook, The Market Waits On The Inflation Report, Wendy’s Is For Sale, The High Cost of Returning To Work, Starliner Makes It Home
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The Congressional Budget Office’s strong economic forecast The Federal Reserve may be getting more aggressive with interest rate hike frequency The upcoming Personal Consumer Expenditures inflation report The high cost of returning to the office Boeing’s Starliner makes a successful return from space Auto sales down 20% due to lack of supply Williams-Sonoma up big on strong sales and profits
16:30
May 26, 2022
05/23/22 – Navigating a Declining Stock Market, Banks and Possible Reduction of China Tariffs Lead The Market Up Today, Starbucks Leaving Russia, Boeing’s Starliner Reaches the Space Station
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: Navigating a declining stock market How higher interest rates benefit banks A possible reduction of Chinese tariffs helps lead the market upward Zoom up big in the after-hours market on strong earnings Starbucks leaving Russia Boeing’s Starliner reaches the International Space Station
16:49
May 23, 2022
05/19/22 – McDonalds Finds a Buyer for Its Russian Stores as the Name Disappears, U.S. Treasury May Allow Russia To Default On Its Debt, High Inflation in New Worker Cities
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: McDonald’s has found a buyer for its Russia locations that will operate under a new name United States Treasury may not allow Russia to access funds needed to pay its next week. Wal-Mart, Target, and Kohl’s down on higher expenses and lower profits Kohl’s possible buyout High inflation in cities that workers are moving to Cisco down on sales and earnings miss How to check that you are buying the correct company
15:28
May 19, 2022
05/17/22 – Market Up On Bargain Hunting, Wal-Mart Down 11.4% On Earnings Miss, Long-Term vs. Short-Term Market Movements, Russia Job Losses Are Growing, Apple Delays Worker Return
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The market up on bargain hunting The difference between long-term and short-term market movements Wal-Mart down 11.4% on earnings miss that shouldn’t have been a surprise Russia now seeing big job losses Apple delays workers return to office due to rising Covid cases The big upcoming inflation report
15:42
May 18, 2022
05/12/22 – The Effects of the Economic Sanctions on Russia, The Inflation Reports, The Cryptocurrency Market Declines, Disney Reporting Strong Numbers
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The effects of the economic sanctions on Russia The Consumer Price Index and Producer Price Index reports Continuing jobless claims at lowest level since 1970 The continuing decline in cryptocurrency and a possible future outlook Disney reports strong numbers but cautions for the second half of the year Beyond Meat continues its declines Tapestry and WeWork reporting strong sales growth
16:34
May 12, 2022
05/10/22 – The Market Bouncing Back But Still Volatile, Caution Areas with SPAC’s, Cryptocurrencies and Having a Sell Strategy, Foot Locker and Evaluating a Company. The Upcoming Inflation Reports
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The market bouncing back after hitting yearly lows Goldman Sachs cutting back on SPAC’s and caution areas Cryptocurrencies and having a sell strategy Peloton stock continues to plummet How to evaluate a company’s finances Foot Locker’s growing online stores. Virgin Galactic buying 747’s to launch rockets Vroom stock surging and something to keep an eye on with low priced stocks The upcoming inflation reports
18:28
May 10, 2022
05/06/22 – Dr. Strange’s Big Weekend, A Fundamental vs. Emotional Market Decline, A Full Employment Economy, The True Debt Level of the United States, The Upcoming Big Inflation Reports
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: A Fundamental vs. an Emotional Market Decline A possible full employment economy The true debt level of the United States The upcoming Consumer Price and Producer Price Index inflation reports An underlying reason for the $1.7 trillion student loan debt level Dr. Strange movie is looking like a big opening weekend
16:19
May 07, 2022
05/04/22 – The Market Surges On Fed Announcement, The Business of Star Wars vs. Star Trek, Trader Error and a Flash Crash, TurboTax’s $141 Billion Settlement, Lawsuit Over Dorothy’s Wizard of Oz Dress
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The market surges on the Federal Reserve’s Interest Rate announcement The business of Star Wars vs. Star Trek A Trader Error and a $1 Billion ‘Flash Crash’ Turbo Tax refunding $141 Billion due to false advertising for free tax filing service A lawsuit over a newly found dress from the Wizard of Oz
18:22
May 04, 2022
05/03/22 – The Fed’s Pending Big Decision, Starbucks Raising Wages Only For Non-Unionized Workers, Russia Trying To Avoid Debt Default, Handling Sudden Wealth, A New Record of Open Jobs
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The Federal Reserve’s pending big interest rate decision. Starbucks up in the after-hours market on better than expected sales. Starbucks CEO says workers will receive a pay raise unless they are unionized. Russia working to not default on its debt. Handling sudden wealth well. Lyft stock down 23% on driver shortage and reduced outlook Advanced Micro Devices up on strong earnings. A record 11.5 million open jobs and a restructuring of the labor market.
18:34
May 04, 2022
04/28/22 – An Unexpected Decline in the U.S. Economy, Facebook Is Surging, Ford’s $3.1 Billion Loss, The Florida Governor and Disney’s Dispute, Russia and Europe’s Natural Gas Supply Situation
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The unexpected 3.1% decline in Untied States Economy and why it may not be significant Facebook stock surging on subscriber growth Ford’s $3.1 Billion loss and why it is not what it seems Russia’s natural gas supply to Europe and why it is demanding payment in rubles. Florida Governor, Ron DeSantis and Disney World’s self-governing status Netflix’s continuing stock price decline
17:14
April 28, 2022
04/26/22 – Elon Musk and Twitter, Russia Cutting Off National Gas Supplies, Vladimir Putin’s Health, Economic Cycles Explained, Google and Microsoft Earnings, Robinhood Laying Off 9% of Employees
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: Elon Musk and Twitter and why the stock is trading at 10% below the buyout price Russia cutting off natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria Possible issues with Vladmir Putin’s health Russian military possible running out of weapons Economic cycles and why our economy goes up and down Google and Microsoft’s earnings Robinhood laying off 9% of its staff on a business slowdown A possible play in electric vehicles
17:34
April 27, 2022
04/22/22 – The State of the Russian Economy, Market Selloff on Interest Rate Fears, Healthcare Stocks Pummeled, Netflix Update, Bed Bath & Beyond Possible Turnaround, The Big Upcoming Week
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The state of the Russian economy and what may be about to happen The big market selloff on fears of rising interest rates Some healthcare stocks took a big hit today Updated Netflix news Bed Bath & Beyond and a possible turnaround situation The big upcoming week
18:07
April 22, 2022
04/20/22 – Netflix’s Stock Collapse, How To Read Stock Prices, Elon Musk, Twitter, and Hostile Takeover Defenses
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: Netflix stock down 35% as its subscriber numbers decline Reading stock prices Elon Musk, Twitter, and Hostile Takeover Defenses
18:22
April 20, 2022
04/14/22 – The Inflation Reports and Prices 100 and 200 Years Ago, The Calculation of Easter, Boeing’s Starliner Gets a Launch Date, Amazon’s 5% Surcharge, Elon Musk and Twitter, The Coming Week
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The Consumer and Producer Price Index numbers Prices today compared to 1922, 1900, and 1800 The calculation of the date of Easter NASA sets a May launch date for Boeing’s Starliner Amazon adding a 5% surcharge for third party sellers Elon Musk’s on and off possible purchase of Twitter The Coming Week
16:24
April 14, 2022
04/11/22 – Russia Defaults On Its Debt, Oil Prices Tumbling, The Imminent CPI Report, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Box Office, K-Mart Down To Last Three Stores, Krispy Kreme Tying Donuts To Oil Prices
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: Russia has gone into a technical default on its debt The upcoming Consumer Price Index report Oil Prices tumbling and Brent Crude explained Sonic The Hedgehog 2 has a big opening at the box office K-Mart now down to its last three stores A dozen Krispy Kreme donuts pricing at a gallon of gas 40% of recent job switchers looking for new jobs Shopify announces a 10-for-1 stock split
16:17
April 12, 2022
04/08/22 – The Upcoming Big Week, A New Entertainment Giant, Dancing With The Stars On The Move, The First Big Family Movie of 2022, SpaceX Overtakes China, A Wal-Mart Job Starting at $95,000 a Year
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The big upcoming week with lots of economic and earnings news The new entertainment giant, Warner Brothers Discovery Dancing With The Stars is moving to Disney+ Space has now launched more astronauts into orbit than China The theater industry looking at Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Wal-Mart offering $95,000 starting pay for truckers
13:55
April 08, 2022
04/06/22 – Increased Sanctions May Lead To Russia’s Debt Default, The Federal Reserve Possibly Looking To Decrease The Money Supply, The SEC Looking to Regulate SEF’s, WrestleMania and the Grammys
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: Increase sanctions may lead to Russia defaulting on its foreign debt The Federal Reserve looking to possibly decrease the money supply by $350 billion a month to combat inflation The Securities and Exchange Commission looking to regulate Swap Execution Facilities A Medical Marijuana Stock, Tilray, up on an unexpected profit Twitter consolidates its recent stock price increase on Elon Musk investment Eli Lilly stock up on an upgrade WWE says WrestleMania had record attendance and revenues The Grammy Awards at lowest non Covid ratings ever Intel announced it is now completely leaving Russia
16:53
April 07, 2022
03/31/22 – The Market’s First Quarter Results, 1,000,000 Barrels of Oil a Day from the Strategic Reserve, GameStop Soaring on a Stock Split, The PCE Inflation Report, Tomorrow’s Big Labor Report
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The market’s first down quarter in two years President Biden announces the release of 1,000,000 barrels of oil per day for the next six months from the strategic reserve and how big an amount that is GameStop soaring on the announcement of a stock split and an increase in authorized shares The Personal Consumption Expenditures Inflation Report The upcoming labor report and a little talked about number to focus on
16:13
March 31, 2022
03/30/22 – Inverted Yield Curves Explained, The PCE Inflation Report, 4.4 Million More Quit with 11.4 Million Open Jobs, Caution Areas With High Dividend Yield Stocks
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: An inverted yield curve explained and why it may or not be an indication of a recession The Personal Consumption Expenditures Inflation report explained and compared to the Consumer Price Index Caution areas with high yield dividend paying stocks Robinhood down on Morgan Stanley stating company needs to diversify services Lululemon up 9.6% on $1 Billion stock buyback Caution areas with Five Below
17:32
March 30, 2022
03/28/22 – Taxing The Rich and British Rock Stars, A First at the Oscars, A Russian Industry Moving Back to the United States, Covid and Oil Prices, A New Space Company With a Star Trek Trading Symbol
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: President Biden’s proposal to tax the rich and the lesson of the British Rock Stars A First with the Academy Awards Best Picture Winner Vacuum Tubes are coming back from Russia to the United States Oil down 7% today on a new Covid outbreak and lockdown in China Terran Space chooses Star Trek’s LLAP as its trading symbol Tesla’s up on stock split announcement Coinbase up on possible acquisition of Brazilian company Mercado AMC up 45% on possible mergers and acquisitions Plantronics up 53% on acquisition by HP
16:45
March 28, 2022
03/25/22 – The Money of the Academy Awards, Five Possible Plays from the U.S. – Europe Natural Gas Agreement, The Consumer Sentiment Survey, Potential Big Market News Coming Next Week
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The Money Effects of Academy Award Nominated and Winning Movies The Michigan Consumer Sentiment Survey and why the market pays less attention to it than the media Spotify pulls out of Russia An oblique caution to China from the United States Treasury Five possible stock plays from the U.S. – Europe Natural Gas agreement Inflation and Labor in the news next week
16:31
March 26, 2022
Why President Putin Wants Payments In Rubles, Reason California Gas is $6 a Gallon, Russia’s Economy in April, The Godfather 50th Anniversary, Wal-Mart Suing BJ Wholesale, Stocks in the News
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: Why President Vladimir Putin wants Russian Oil and Natural Gas paid in rubles. Why California gas is now $6.05 a gallon Russia’s April economic outlook as the sanctions really begin to be felt The Godfather’s 50th anniversary Wal-Mart suing BJ Wholesale for alleged stealing of self-checkout technology Possible investment plays as companies are telling their workers to come back to the office on April 4th News on GameStop, Adobe, General Mills, Winnebago, and Poshmark
15:53
March 24, 2022
03/18/22 – Russia Meets Its Debt Payment, China and Russian Sanctions, Home Sales Down, Why Burger King and Subway Can’t Leave Russia, Gas Prices and Employees Working From Home, Stocks Making Moves
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: Russia avoids default by meeting its debt payment President Biden meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in regards to Russian sanctions Home sales unexpectedly down in February Why Burger King, Subway, Marriott, and other companies can’t pull out of Russia Higher gas prices and its possible effect on employees continuing to work from home News on Federal Express, GameStop, U.S. Steel, Moderna, Boeing, and Wingstop
16:21
March 18, 2022
03/17/22 – The Implications of Russia’s Possible First Debt Default In Over a Century, The Fed’s Expected Interest Rate Hike, China’s Quiet Economic Actions Against Russia
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The implications of Russia’s first possible debt default since 1917 possible happening today The Federal Reserve’s expected interest rate hike Social Media companies caught in a bind in Russia Four economic actions that China is quietly taking against Russia Impossible Foods has a new Chief Executive Officer
15:26
March 17, 2022
03/10/22 – Amazon’s 20-for-1 Stock Split Explained, Oil Prices and Production, Why China Can’t Bail Russia Out, A High Inflation Report
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: Amazon’s 20-for-1 stock split explained Oil Prices and Production Why China has limited ability to bail Russia out The Consumer Price Index at highest level since 1982
17:49
March 10, 2022
Big Russian Stocks Are Trading For Pennies, Retailers Issuing Warnings Due To Russia Exposure, Wheat Futures Skyrocketing, AMC Raising Prices For The Batman Movie, Publix and Kroger Doing Well.
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: Big Russian stocks are down 95% to 99% to pennies per share before trading is halted. Retailers begin to issue earnings warnings due to Russia exposure. Wheat Futures are skyrocketing The Federal Reserve and interest rates Best Buy raises its dividend Snowflake down on an earnings issue Box is up on better than expected earnings Publix and Kroger Supermarkets doing well
17:37
March 03, 2022
02/28/22 – Russia’s Financial System Is Collapsing, U.S Traded ETF’s With Heavy Russian Exposure, Russian Citizens Desperately Withdrawing Their Money, Russian Billionaires Sailing Their Yachts Away
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The Rapid Collapse of the Russian Financial System Two United States Traded Exchange Funds with heavy Russian Exposure Russian Banks facing massive withdrawals by Russian citizens Russian Billionaires desperately sailing their yachts away to avoid seizure After Hours news on Workday, Zoom, Lucid, and Novavax
17:38
February 28, 2022
02/24/22 – The Market’s Volatile Day, SWIFT Explained, Russian Sanctions and Why Some Are Being Held Back, Possible Immediate Price Increases, Stocks In The News
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The Market’s Volatile Day SWIFT Explained Russian sanctions and why some are being held back Possible Immediate Price Increases from Russian Sanctions After Hours news on Beyond Meat and Coinbase, Etsy up big on strong earnings Kar Auction being bought by Carvana
16:27
February 25, 2022
02/22/22 – The Russian Stock Market, The Russian Ruble and Currency Exchange Explained, Macy’s Doing Well, Fat Brands Down On Possible CEO Improprieties, Amazon Sues Fake Review Firms
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: Recent movement on the Russian Stock Market The Ruble and currency exchange explained Macy’s doing well Fat Brands stock plummets on allegation of fraud and money laundering Amazon is suing fake review firms News and stock movement on Palo Alto Networks, Range Resources, and Virgin Galactic
16:29
February 23, 2022
02/18/22 – Ukraine Market Uncertainty, Cyberpunk 2077 Finally Fixed, SeaWorld/Cedar Fair and Corporate Takeovers, Roku and DraftKing Being Pummeled, Next Week’s Big Inflation Report
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The continued market uncertainty due to the Russia Ukraine situation Roku and DraftKings stocks taking big hits on earnings issues Bloomin’ Brands, Outback Steakhouse owner, up on good earnings and stock buyback The Cyberpunk 2077 video game debacle and possible regulatory issues with video game release strategies 61% of workers prefer to work from home Continuing issues at ports Next week’s big inflation report
15:48
February 18, 2022
02/10/22 – Inflation At Highest Level Since 1982, The Relationship Between The P/E Ratio and The Bond Market, Affirm Pummeled As It Accidently Releases Earnings, Astra’s Rocket Goes Out Of Control
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: The Consumer Price Index shows inflation at its highest level since 1982 The relationship between the stock market Price/Earnings Ratio and The Treasury Bond Market Affirm stock pummeled as it accidently releases its earnings early on social media Astra Space stock temporarily halted as its first rocket spins out of control on live television Good earnings from Disney, Coca-Cola, and Mattel
19:23
February 10, 2022
02/04/22 – Peloton Up Big On Possible Takeover, Strong Labor Numbers, WWE Reports Record Earnings, Amazon Pushes Nasdaq Up, Stocks Hit By Facebook Bounce Back, A Mega Mall Down To Its last $820
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: Peloton up big in the after-hours market on rumor of sale to Amazon The January Labor Report comes in strong Facebook’s record $232 Billion market value decline The bounce back from Pinterest, Snap, and Twitter WWE reports record revenues and profits Why a possible WWE sales comes down to one person A Mega Mall is down to its last $820 Next week’s market focus
15:44
February 05, 2022
02/02/22 – Facebook Down 23%, Google’s 20-for-1 Stock Split, PayPal Down 27%, Sea World Buying Cedar Fair, The Uncertain Labor Report, Long Straddle Options for Volatile Stocks
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: Facebook down 22% on an earnings miss and reduced outlook Possible opportunities with other social media stocks Google’s 20-for-1 stock split Stock splits explained Caution areas with reverse stock splits The Washington Football team is now The Washington Commanders PayPal Down 27% SeaWorld Buying rival Cedar Fair Spotify’s earnings miss The uncertainty over Friday’s upcoming labor report Long Straddle options trading for volatile stocks
17:08
February 02, 2022
01/31/22 – Sony Buys Halo’s Creator, Spotify Up Big, NY Times Buys Wordle, Possible Plays with Video Game Stocks, Beyond Meat Up Big, Tesla and Netflix Upgraded, Kellogg and ‘The Cereal Challenge’
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session: Sony buys Bungie – the creator of Halo and Destiny Possible opportunities with video game stocks Spotify up almost 14% The New York Times purchases popular online game, Wordle Tesla and Netflix up big on upgrades Upcoming earnings from Google, Facebook, Amazon, Exxon Mobil, Starbucks, General Motors, and PayPal Beyond Meat rise on an upgrade, along with some possible opportunities Boeing up 5% on new orders with possible play on supply chain issues Kellogg down on “cereal challenges”
16:01
February 01, 2022
Apple’s Earnings, The Market’s Recent Volatility, The PCE Inflation Report Explained, Baseball’s Labor Talks, Good GDP Numbers, Earnings and Possible Opportunities on CAT, CVX, VFC, V, HOOD, BZH
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Apple’s strong earnings report The market’s recent volatility The Personal Consumption Expenditures Index inflation report explained Major League Baseball’s labor talks The strong Gross Domestic Product numbers Earnings reports and possible opportunities from Caterpillar, Chevron, VF Corporation, Visa, Robinhood, and Beazer Homes
19:03
January 28, 2022
01/26/22 – The Federal Reserve’s Big Policy Decision, Mattel Wins Back a Disney Princess, Netflix Up Big In the After Hours Market, Earnings Reports and Possible Opportunities, The Next Few Days
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The Federal Reserve’s big policy statement and the market’s reaction Mattel wins back a big contract with Disney Netflix up in the After-Hours Market on a big investor purchase Lots of earnings reports and other news and possible opportunities from Microsoft, Tesla, Mattel, Corning, DraftKings, Moderna, F5, Clorox, Boeing, Automatic Data Processing, Kimberly-Clark, Netflix, and Lending Club The big upcoming inflation report and earnings from Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon
19:08
January 26, 2022
01/24/22 – The Market’s 1100 Point Swing, Short Selling Revisited, Cryptocurrency Volatility, Bob Dylan Selling His Music Catalog, IBM Up On Strong Earnings, Kohl’s In A Takeover Battle
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The market’s huge swing during the trading day Cryptocurrency volatility and what to look for long-term success Cryptocurrency prices at coinmarketcap,com Bob Dylan selling is music catalog Besides the money, the reason music artists are selling their catalogs IBM’s strong earnings and the ongoing rumor to HAL for the movie 2001 Short Selling explained along with possible protection strategies Kohl’s up 36% on a takeover battle
16:53
January 24, 2022
01/19/22 – The Microsoft Activision Deal Explained, Sony’s and GameStop’s Reaction, Proctor and Gamble Up On Price Hikes, Housing Starts Are Strong
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Microsoft’s purchase of Activision explained The reason for active trading far below its $95 purchase price and some possible opportunities and risks Sony, GameStop, and Electronic Arts stocks reacting to Microsoft Activision deal SoFi up big on banking approval United Health, Morgan Stanley, up on positive earnings Proctor and Gamble up on price hikes for Tide, Downey, and other products U.S. Bankcorp plummeting on earnings disappointment December housing starts are strong
15:58
January 19, 2022
01/14/22 – Earnings Season Gets Underway, Netflix Up On Price Increase, Price Elasticity Explained, Dogecoin Up More Than 10%, Vaccine Stocks Take a Hit, Next Week
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Earnings season gets underway with mixed results from big banks Netflix stock shoots up on a monthly price increase announcement The concept of price elasticity – why companies like Netflix and Disney can get away with price increases Dogecoin cryptocurrency up more than 10% on Tesla news Arkansas offers $10,000 in bitcoin for remote tech workers to move there Vaccine stocks take a hit on the Supreme Court mandate ruling Things to look for next week
16:21
January 14, 2022
01/11/22 – Fed Chairman’s Testimony, The Reasons For Empty Supermarket Shelves, Rolls-Royce Has Record Year, Upcoming Inflation Reports, Rivian and Abercrombie Possible Stock Plays
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The market’s reaction to Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell’s testimony The upcoming inflation reports and the market’s next focus The reasons for the empty supermarket shelves Rolls-Royce and Bentley have a record 2021 Possible short-term plays on Rivian and Abercrombie and Fitch The Super Bowl Stock market indicator Oreo bringing out a first-time anniversary flavor An Arby’s sandwich so spicy they give you a free milkshake
15:35
January 11, 2022
01/07/22 – The Reason For Tech Stocks Big Decline, A Rocket In Times Square, The Labor Report, Marvel Dominates 2021 Box Office, The Coming Week
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The reason technology stocks are going down more than most A rocket in Times Square and its relationship to the stock market The P/E ratio – example is actually 20 The Labor Report and why the unemployment rate declined more than expected with weak job creation numbers. Marvel dominates the 2021 box office The coming week
15:35
January 08, 2022
01/06/22 – Electric Car News, Rivian and Roku are plunging, The Relationship Between Stocks, Bonds, and Interest Rates, The U.S. is Now the World’s Largest Liquid Natural Gas Producer
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Chevrolet’s New Silverado Electric Pickup has a range of 400 miles per charge Cadillac unveils a new self-driving concept car, says will offer self-driving personal vehicles by middle of the decade Rivian stock continues to plunge on Amazon – Stellantis (Chrysler Fiat) Deal Unrest in Kazakhstan may affect energy prices The United States in now the world’s largest liquified natural gas exporter The Grammy Awards have been postponed Taco Bell is offering a $10 a month taco-a-day subscription program Lululemon is being sued by Nike for patent infringement
16:58
January 06, 2022
01/03/22 – Markets Off To a Good Start For 2022, Tesla Stock is Surging, Airline and Cruise Ship Stocks Up, Consumer Electronics Show is Back, The Dogs of The Dow For 2022, Wolf is Rising.
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The markets are off to a good start for 2022 Tesla is surging on higher than expected deliveries Airline and Cruise stocks up in expected higher 2022 travel and vacations The Consumer Electronics Show is back and opens on Wednesday The Dogs of the Dow for 2022 Wolfspeed stock is up on an upgrade
13:08
January 03, 2022
12/27/21 – Markets at Record Highs, Possible Plays in Airline and Cruise Line Stocks, Spider-Man Sets an Unbreakable Record, West Side Story is a Flop, GoDaddy Surging, The Wash Sale Rule.
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The stock market is at record highs as the Santa Claus Rally continues Possible plays in airline and cruise line stocks Spider-Man: No Way Home sets an unbreakable box office record West Side Story is a box office flop with possible losses of more than $100 million GoDaddy stock is surging Another possible Great Resignation coming in January The Wash Sale Rule
16:58
December 27, 2021
12/22/21 – Reading Stock Prices, Analyzing a Company For Investment, The Largest Industry In the United States, Bob Iger’s Retirement From Disney, A Candy Cane Shortage
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Reading Stock Prices How to analyze a company’s financials for investment The industry that is over 13% of the U.S. economy Bob Iger’s retirement from Disney A Candy Cane shortage
17:14
December 22, 2021
12/20/21 – The Market’s Negative Reaction to the Omicron Variant, Possible Plays in Electric Vehicle Stocks, Spider-Man’s Near Record Opening Weekend, The Real All-Time Highest Grossing Movies
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The markets down day related to the Omicron variant Nike reporting good numbers after the close Possible plays in electric vehicle stocks Spider-Man; No Way Home’s near record opening AMC stock up 24% in two days Why numbers in finance are not always what they seem The real highest grossing movies of all time
16:26
December 21, 2021
12/15/21 – An Explanation of The Federal Reserve's Biggest Policy Announcement In Years, Reddit Going Public
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: An analysis and plan language explanation of the Federal Reserve’s biggest monetary policy announcement in years Reddit is going to become a publicly traded company
16:13
December 16, 2021
12/11/21 – The Market’s Reaction to a Key Inflation Report, Next Week’s Fed Meeting, Buzzfeed’s Stock Collapse and Some Possible Opportunities, Peleton Down, Oracle and Broadcom Soaring
The reason for the market’s non reaction to the higher than expected Consumer Price Index numbers The upcoming Federal Reserve Policy Meeting Buzzfeed’s stock collapse and some possible opportunities The CEO who laid off 9% of his company on a three-minute Zoom session is taking time off for some rest Germany rules that walking down the stairs to go to a home office is work commuting Peleton stock continues its decline Oracle and Broadcom stocks are soaring
18:31
December 11, 2021
12/09/21 – The Market Focusing On a Big Inflation Report and The Federal Reserve, Supply Chain Backlogs Opening Up, Ford Stopping Orders For Electric Trucks Due to High Demand
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The market’s focus on the upcoming Consumer Price Index and next week’s Producer Price Index inflation reports Next week’s Federal Reserve meeting Ford stops taking orders for the F-150 electric truck due to high demand Hormel says Spam sales have hit record high for the seventh year in a row Chinese giant Evergande Real Estate has finally defaulted its debt An overview of corporate bankruptcies
16:36
December 10, 2021
12/02/21 – The Market Surging in Mid Afternoon, 20th Anniversary of Enron Bankruptcy, Major League Baseball’s Lockout, College Applications Up 22%, Another Technology Stock Surging
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The market surging in mid-afternoon on continued volatility The 20th Anniversary of Enron’s Bankruptcy Ford has the best-selling truck for the 45th year in a row Major League Baseball locks out the players hours after spending a record $1.4 Billion on salaries A Federal League Stadium that is still in use in Major League Baseball Snowflake stock is surging Apple down on weakened iPhone demand Congress avoids a government shutdown
16:44
December 02, 2021
11/30/21 – The Market’s Continued Volatility, Fed’s Powell Scaring the Markets, Elon Musk Tell SpaceX Employees Company May Go Bankrupt, Cash Has Risk, Box and Ambarella Surging In After-Hours Market
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The market’s continued volatility and the underlying factors Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell tells Congress that the tapering of quantitative easing may be accelerating Apple looked at today as a safe haven partly due to its $63 Billion in cash Dillard’s stock down almost 20% on a downgrade by UBS Securities Salesforce down almost 10% and why it might be a buying opportunity The risk of holding cash Buying in stores might be the best approach as the holidays approach Box and Ambarella surging in the after-hours market
17:10
December 01, 2021
11/29/21 – Market Recovers Friday’s Losses, Fed Chairman’s Comments on Omicron and the U.S. Economy, Twitter Founder Steps Down, Amazon About to Overtake UPS and FedEx, Spider-Man’s Big Ticket Sales
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The market recovering most of Friday’s losses Comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on the Omicron Variant and the U.S. Economy Twitter founder and CEO Jack Dorsey steps down Amazon about to overtake UPS and FedEx as the United States largest delivery service Lululemon is countersuing Peloton Oil prices after Friday’s 13% drop Spider-Man: No Way Home ticket demand overload sites
15:07
November 30, 2021
11/27/21 – Friday’s Market Drop, Black Friday Sales Down 28%, Oil Down 13%, A Last Hurrah For Two Iconic Retailers, A Possible $1.6 Trillion Electric Vehicle Play, Enron’s 20th Anniversary
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Friday’s market drop and the possible rection on Monday Black Friday sales down 28% and why that may not be as bad as it seems Oil was down another 13% on Friday A possible $1.6 Trillion electric vehicle play A possible last Black Friday for Sears and Kmart The upcoming 20th anniversary of Enron’s Bankruptcy Peloton is suing Lululemon The big Labor Report and the upcoming week
15:02
November 27, 2021
11/23/21 – Oil Prices Rising In Spite of Release of Strategic Reserve, Dollar Tree Now $1.25, Price Elasticity Explained, Zoom Taking a Hit, Jerome Powell Staying As Federal Reserve Chair
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: 50 million barrels of oil being released from the strategic reserve The reason for oil going up in price Dollar Tree raising prices from $1 to $1.25 Price Elasticity explained Zoom stock down on decreased demand Jerome Powell staying as the Federal Reserve Chairperson Fed challenges with implementing monetary policy The three things companies must do to be successful in the long-term Rivian ends partnership with Ford Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Abercrombie Fitch stock down on supply chain issues
15:26
November 23, 2021
11/21/21 – Reading Stock Prices and an Introduction to Financial Statements
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Reading Stock Prices including: Stock Symbols Last Trade What do stocks go up and down? Bid, Ask, and Size Volume Market Capitalization Beta The Price Earnings Ratio Earnings Per Share Dividends and Retained Earnings An Introduction to Financial Statements The Income Statement The Balance Sheet The Cash Flow Statement
15:41
November 21, 2021
11/19/21 – Declining Oil Prices, Mall Retailers Great Year, Apple at a Record High, U.S. Constitution Sold for $43 Million, a $5,000 Dinner at Disney World
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Reasons for oil prices at a six-week low and its potential for gas prices Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Dillard’s are having a great year Apple at record high on self-driving car rumors A first edition of the United States Constitution sold for $43.2 million A Dinner at Disney World costs $5,055
14:50
November 20, 2021
11/17/21 – The Nasdaq Composite Explained, Home Depot and Lowes Up, Wal-Mart and Target Down, Staples Center Becoming Cypto.com, Netflix’s Top 10, Apple Selling Spare Parts
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The Nasdaq Composite Explained The origins of the name Nasdaq Home Depot and Lowes stocks are going up Wal-Mart and Target reported good earnings but the reason the stocks are going down Netflix’s new Top 10 site Apple is going to allow self-repair for some of its devices Indications that Apple’s VR Headset is coming The Los Angeles Staple Center is changing its name Housing Starts and Building Permits Rivian finally having a down day
15:38
November 17, 2021
11/15/21 – The S&P 500 Part 2, The Relationship Between Stocks, Bonds, and Cash. Green Bay Packers Shares for Sale, Retail Sales Numbers, Lucid Up, Splunk Down, Infrastructure Package is Law
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The S&P 500 largest components as well as the basics of an index investing strategy The relationship between stocks, bonds, and cash Electric Vehicle company Lucid is up on production news Splunk stock is sinking as CEO resigns The $1Trillion infrastructure package is now law The market’s focus on the upcoming earnings from Wal-Mart, Target, Home Depot, and Lowes This week’s economic reports Reese’s is selling a pie sized peanut butter cup for the holidays Why the stock market is open the day after Thanksgiving
15:24
November 15, 2021
11/12/21 – The S&P 500 Explained, Warby-Parker Stock Surging, J&J Splitting In Two, Rivian Still Rising, Greenshoe IPO Price Stabilizers Explained, Consumer Sentiment at 10-Year Lows
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: An Explanation of the Standard & Poor’s Stock Index Warby-Parker Stock rising on growing sales and customer count Johnson & Johnson is splitting into two companies Rivian continues to surge Greenshoe IPO Price Stabilization Options explained Consumer Sentiment is at a 10-year low 4.4 million workers quit their jobs last month
16:02
November 12, 2021
11/10/21 The Biggest IPO Since Facebook Debuted Today, Inflation At 30 Year Highs, The Dogs of The Dow Trading Strategy, The Original 12 Dow Jones Industrial Stocks and Where Are They Today
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Rivian, the biggest Initial Public Offering since Facebook started trading today Inflation at its highest level since 1990 but an indication that inflation may have peaked The Dogs of The Dow Trading Strategy The Original Dow stocks from 1896 and where are they today Lord of The Rings Director, Peter Jackson sells his company for $1.6 Billion
15:07
November 10, 2021
11/09/21 The Dow Jones Industrial Average Explained, GE Splitting Into Three Companies, Next Star Wars Movie Delayed, Household Debt At Record Levels, Tesla’s Stock Price Decline
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The Dow Jones Industrial Average Explained General Electric is splitting into three companies Star Wars “Rogue Squadron” is delayed Tesla stock continues its decline Household debt is at a record $15.2 Trillion A $4 Billion upgrade to U.S. Ports
16:02
November 09, 2021
11/05/21 Lot of New Jobs, Pfizer is Surging While Moderna and Merck are Plummeting, A Sell Strategy For Investing, Travel is Back, The Collapse of Peloton, Ford’s Junk Bonds, Interpreting Fed Talk
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The October Labor Report shows 536,000 new jobs August and September jobs report revised to show an additional 235,000 jobs Pfizer is surging on its Covid Pill A sell strategy for investing Moderna is down 33% in two days on vaccine supply issues Junk Bonds explained along with Ford’s repurchase Expedia and Airbnb announce travel is back Peloton stock is collapsing Interpreting the recent Federal Reserve Statement
15:41
November 05, 2021
11/01/21 Stocks At Record Highs and Entering Their Historical Best Three Months, Apple’s Co-founder Can’t See The Difference Between iPhone 12 and 13, Tariffs, Free Trade, and Stock Mergers Explained
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The Stock Market at record highs The market is entering its historical best three months Steve Wozniak can’t see the difference between an iPhone 12 and 13 The United States and European Union’s deal on tariffs Tariffs and Free Trade explained Harley-Davidson stock up almost 10% The Federal Reserve’s Policy announcement on Wednesday The upcoming labor report Coca-Cola buying Bodyarmor Stock mergers explained American Airlines Flight Cancellations Mutual Fund Managers still can’t outperform the market AMC Theater’s stock price increase and focus on Disney’s Eternals
15:46
November 01, 2021
10/29/21 Hedge Funds Explained, Inflation Running At 30-Year High, Apple, Amazon, and Starbucks Earnings Miss, Microsoft Now The World’s Most Valuable Company, Facebook’s Name Change
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: An explanation of Hedge Funds Inflation is running at a 30-year high Apple, Amazon, and Starbucks earnings miss Microsoft overtakes Apple as the world’s most valuable company Facebook is changing its name to Meta and investors are buying the wrong stock
16:19
October 29, 2021
10/27/21 – Stock Buybacks Explained, When Can You Rent a Tesla, Robinhood’s Troubles, Payment For Order Flow, Corporate Earnings
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Stock Buybacks explained and why they have mixed results When can you rent a Tesla from Hertz Robinhood’s stock is below its IPO price Payment for Order Flow explained Corporate Earnings from Coca-Cola, McDonalds, General Motors, Harley Davidson, Spotify, Microsoft, and Google
15:17
October 27, 2021
10/25/21 – Tesla is worth $1 Trillion, Markets at Record Highs, Three Million Early Retirees, Shipping Problems Expected To Continue, The Limited Options for Gas Prices, More Expensive Christmas Trees
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Tesla today became the sixth trillion-dollar company Hertz is buying 10,000 electric Tesla’s Three million took early retirement due to Covid Economists expect the shipping issues to continue into 2022 The limited near-term options to lower gas prices Facebook’s Earnings Christmas trees and decorations are becoming more expensive
17:24
October 25, 2021
10/19/21 – Personal Recollections of the Stock Market Crash of 1987 – 34 years ago today, The First Cryptocurrency ETF is Trading, Stock Order Types Part 5 – Fill or Kill & Immediate or Cancel Orders
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Personal Recollections of the Stock Market Crash of 1987 – 34 years ago today The ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF is now trading Stock Order Types, today covering Fill or Kill and Immediate or Cancel Orders and Special Conditions The return of coal as a power source The SEC confirmed today that Payment for Order Flow is being looked at
24:41
October 19, 2021
10/15/21 – Stock Order Types – Part 4 – Short Selling and Buy Stop Orders, A Bitcoin ETF, Consumers Are Still Buying, International Travelers Are Returning, China’s Empty Real Estate
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Stock Order Types, today covering Short Selling and Buy Stop and Buy Stop Limit Orders A Bitcoin Exchange Traded Fund is coming next week The Retail Sales report is much better than expected International Travelers can return to the United States starting on November 8th China has enough vacant real estate to house all of Germany The National Hockey League and its new networks
24:21
October 15, 2021
10/12/21 – Stock Order Types Part 3 – Sell Stop and Stop Limit Orders, The Outlook For Gas Prices, IMF’s Economic Downgrade, A Record Number of Workers Quitting, James Bond Box Office
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Stock Order Types, today covering Sell Stop and Stop Limit orders The outlook for gas prices and the reasons behind the rise The Upcoming Economic and Earnings Reports A record 4.3 million workers quit their jobs The International Monetary Fund’s economic downgrade Why James Bond’s box office numbers may be not what they seem
21:41
October 12, 2021
10/08/21 – Stock Order Types – Part 2, The Jobs Report, The Return of Grand Theft Auto, Tesla Moving to Texas, Britain’s Fuel Shortage, The Upcoming Week, James Bond is Back.
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Stock Order Types, today covering Market and Limit Sell Orders as well as Or Better Orders The September Jobs report The return of Grand Theft Auto and Take Two Interactive’s big week Tesla is moving its headquarters to Texas Great Britain is using the army to deliver fuel James Bond is back in theaters The upcoming week
24:05
October 08, 2021
10/06/21 – Stock Order Types – Part 1, Affirm Up 20% on Target Deal, A World Flush With Cash, Wal-Mart’s Delivery Deal with Home Depot, The NFL and the St. Louis Rams Lawsuit
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Stock Order Types, starting with Market and Limit Buy Orders Affirm Financial up 20% on its deal with Target General Motors looking to double its sales by the end of the decade with electric vehicles, auto insurance, and ride sharing services A world that is flush with cash Wal-Mart has a delivery deal with Home Depot Another Chinese real estate giant has defaulted on its debt. The city of St. Louis and its lawsuit against the NFL for losing the Rams Levi Strauss beats its sales and profit estimate
23:22
October 07, 2021
10/03/21 – Disney Makes Up With Black Widow. Movie Theaters Are Coming Back, Inflation Remains a Problem, Rivian Going Public, An Electric Rolls Royce, Macys May Sue Over an Amazon Billboard.
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Disney and Scarlett Johansson have reached a settlement over Black Widow Strong Box Office numbers for Venom and James Bond The latest inflation report Tesla delivering a lot of electric vehicles Major computer chip shortages hampering auto production Electric Truck maker Rivian going public Rolls Royce to end gasoline power cars by the end of the decade Macys threatening to sue to stop an Amazon billboard next to its flagship store $90 million in crypto tokens accidently sent out
18:34
October 03, 2021
09/28/21 – An Unusual Direct Public Offering, The Pending Government Shutdown, Rising Treasury Yields Crush Stocks, Brexit Is Backfiring, Mad Max Fury Cars For Sale, Rising Energy Prices
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: An unusual Direct Public Stock Offering The debt ceiling and the pending government shutdown Fuel and Food shortages in Great Britain from Brexit Ford Motor Company investing $11.4 Trillion in electric vehicles An explanation of bond prices and yields Rising treasury yields crush stocks The interrelationship between stock, bond, and money markets Rising Natural Gas prices
21:22
September 28, 2021
09/24/21 – A Trillion Dollar Coin, China Outlaws Cryptocurrencies, Nike and Vietnam, Supply Chain Issues and The Holidays, A CEO Gets Life In Prison, IPO Trading Strategies
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The idea of the President issuing a $1 Trillion commemorative coin China outlaws cryptocurrencies and does it matter A volatile week for the market Nike and Vietnam Supply chains issues and the holidays Evergrande’s debt issues continue China sentences a CEO to life in prison for bribery Continuing labor shortages IPO news and trading strategies
22:58
September 25, 2021
09/22/21 – Bonds and Lottery Winnings Part 2, Toast Is Worth $30 Billion, Federal Reserve News,
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill  Some of the things covered on today’s session include:  Bond Terminology, Bond Ladders and Lottery Winnings  A newly listed company named Toast is now worth $30 Billion  The Federal Reserve’s policy statement and the stock market’s reaction  A possible United States official Digital Currency  The Federal Reserve is looking at its trading rules  FedEx hit hard by labor shortages
22:43
September 22, 2021
09/20/21 – An Introduction to Bonds and Lottery Winnings, The Market Selloff, Evergrande’s Pending Default, GM’s Chevy Volt Issues, Controversy at the Federal Reserve, An Iconic Sears Store Closing.
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: An introduction to bonds and lottery winnings How to calculate the after-tax lottery payout The reasons behind the market selloff General Motors Chevy Volt Fire Issues A rare potential ethics issue with the Federal Reserve An iconic Sears store closing The Emmy Awards ratings bounce back NASA looking at private space stations Electronic Dance Music artist, The Swedish House Mafia partnering with IKEA
23:14
September 20, 2021
09/15/21 – How To Successfully Win a $400 Million Lottery, A Small Electric Truck Company Is First To The Market, The SEC Coming For Stablecoins. Wal-Mart's Self Driving Delivery Service
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: How to successfully handle winning a $400 million lottery Rivian is first to the market with an electric truck The Securities and Exchange Commission and Stablecoins The historic SpaceX Inspiration 4 mission Wal-Mart’s self-driving delivery service Equal pay and contracts in Soccer Goldman Sachs moving into consumer credit
20:50
September 16, 2021
09/13/21 – The Return of the Woolly Mammoth to Battle Climate Change, A Key Inflation Report, Disney Makes a Movie Announcement, TMZ Sold, WWE Possibly for Sale, Vaccine Stocks Take a Hit
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: A new company wants to bring back the Woolly Mammoth within six years to battle climate change The Consumer Price Index report and the upcoming Federal Reserve Meeting Disney announces its movie release plan for the remainder of 2021 Entertainment news site TMZ is sold to Fox Entertainment WWE stock moving up on rumors of a sale Moderna, Pfizer, BioNTech, and Novavax stocks take a hit on news of a possible delay on the Covid-19 booster shot Whirlpool offering its employees $1,000 to get vaccinated Taco Bell testing a daily taco subscription
21:48
September 14, 2021
09/08/21 – Shang Chi’s Success, Record Job Openings, SEC Possibly Going After Crypto’s, An Historic First for a NYSE Trading Firm, Amazon’s Just Walk Out The Store Checkout
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Shang Chi’s success at the box office The SEC going after cryptocurrency firm Coinbase The first disabled and women owned NYSE Floor Trading firm A record 10.9 million job openings Amazon’s first test of a just walk out the door checkout technology Ford hires away one of Apple’s top auto executives Caution areas with air conditioning stock plays
22:36
September 09, 2021
09/03/21 – Options Part 6 – Protective Puts and Option Collars, Marvel’s Shang Chi won’t open in China, A Weak Jobs Report, Possible Record Breaking IPO’s
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Protective Puts Option Collars – getting paid for protection China has not approved Marvel’s first Asian superhero movie A weak labor report The end of extra unemployment pay Robinhood threatens to sue over order flow
22:46
September 04, 2021
09/02/21 – Options Part 5 – Covered Calls and Buy Writes, Social Security Going Bankrupt? The Chip Shortage and The Auto Industry, The FAA Grounds Virgin Galactic, Slow Amtrak Trains
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Covered Calls and Buy Write Strategies Is Social Security really running out of money soon? Proposals to increase the financial stability of Social Security Ford’s sales down 33% due to a microchip shortage The Federal Aviation Administration grounds Virgin Galactic space flights Amtrak announces 50 new routes and admits they will be slower than autos
21:58
September 03, 2021
8/30/21 – Zoom Goes Boom, Candyman Shows the Dollars of Horror, SEC Looking at Paid Order Flow, PayPal Looking to Get into Stock Trading, Two Free Krispy Kreme Donuts, A Satellite Company up 64%
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Zoom Stock down 12% in the after-hours market Candyman and massive dollars of horror films PayPal possibly looking to add stock trading Globalstar up 64% on rumors of a deal with Apple for satellite service for the iPhone 13 The Securities and Exchange Commission is looking at paid order flow, the bread and butter of Robinhood and other brokerage firms After 99 years, the last sale of leaded gasoline was today Krispy Kreme is doubling the donut offer for proof of vaccination
20:19
August 31, 2021
8/28/21 – The Origins of Stocks and Stock Exchanges, A record $17 Trillion In Cash, Gap and Kanye West, The SEC Looks at Gamification of Stock Trading Apps, Gas Prices and Hurricanes
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The origin of stocks and stock exchanges and why they are called stocks A record $17 Billion now held by households and small businesses The Gap’s continuing success story and its lucrative deal with Kanye West The Securities and Exchange Commission looking into whether new stock trading apps look like video games and gambling sites A rival to Salesforce going public Hurricane Ida and gasoline prices
22:55
August 28, 2021
8/27/21 – Measures of Wealth, The Fed and Inflation, A Company is Toast, Trouble with SPAC’s
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The Five Measures of Wealth The Federal Reserve’s comments on a possible tapering off of low interest rates and easy credit Toast is going public Some potential trouble with Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPAC’s)
22:07
August 27, 2021
8/25/21 – Options Part 4 – Long Puts and Long Straddles, Black Widow vs. Disney and Not Marvel, A New Retail Sales Profit Model, A Giant Port Reopens.
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Options – Long Puts and Long Straddles explained Black Widow’s lawsuit against Disney and why it’s not against Marvel Dick’s Sporting Goods and a more profitable retail sales model The world’s third largest port reopens
20:58
August 26, 2021
8/21/21 – Options Part 3 –Option Rollouts and Detailed Quotes, Foot Locker’s Storied History, SPAC’s and Caution Areas, Disney’s New Exoskeleton, Buying the Right Zoom
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Options – Detailed quotes and long call rollouts explained Foot Locker’s storied history and the number one key to business success SPAC’s explained along with areas of caution Buying the right Zoom stock
23:35
August 21, 2021
8/19/21 – Options Part 2 – Quotes and Long Calls, Amazon Department Stores, The Return of Toys “R” Us, An Iconic Guitar Goes Up For Auction, The End of Topps Baseball Cards, Robinhood’s Volatility
8/19/21 – Options Part 2 – Quotes and Long Calls, Amazon Department Stores, The Return of Toys “R” Us, An Iconic Guitar Goes Up For Auction, The End of Topps Baseball Cards, Robinhood’s Volatility Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Options – Long Calls and Quotes https://www.cboe.com/delayed_quotes/dis/quote_table Amazon’s First Department Stores Macy’s and Toys “R” Us Major League Baseball ends its 70-year deal with Topps Robinhood’s stock volatility
21:26
August 20, 2021
8/17/21 – Options Part 1, The $3 Million Stockbroker Heist, S&P 500 Record Doubling, Leaving Wall Street, The Unexpected Earnings Release, Retail Sales
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Option Fundamentals and Basic Concepts A Merrill Lynch stockbroker steals $3 million from his client’s accounts Another firm leaving Wall Street The surprise earnings release The disappointing retail sales numbers
21:41
August 18, 2021
8/15/21 - Direct Index Investing, Cybersecurity Stocks, Broadway’s Slow Return, Fraudulent Financial Advisors, Sir Richard Branson’s $300 million Virgin Galactic Stock Sale.
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: Direct Index Investing and some caution areas. The growing area of Cybersecurity and some possible stock plays. Broadway’s slow return and the low ticket sales of Hamilton, Wicked, and The Lion King. Fraudulent Financial Advisors and caution areas with Financial Advisors in general. Sir Richard Branson’s $300 million Virgin Galactic Stock Sale.
21:16
August 15, 2021
8/13/21 – Reading Stock Prices, Consumer Sentiment, One Covid Case Shuts Down the World’s Third Busiest Port
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: How to read stock prices using Apple (AAPL) and Kellogg (K) as an example. The University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Survey’s lowest reading since 2011 and why the market didn’t react. The world’s third busiest port has been indefinitely shut down due to one Covid case and how it might affect you.
22:55
August 13, 2021
8/12/21 - The Great Cryto Train Robbery, Disney Roars Back, ETF’s Explained, The Three Keys to Business Success.
8/12/21 - The Great Cryto Train Robbery, Disney Roars Back, ETF’s Explained, The Three Keys to Business Success. Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: The $611 million cryptocurrency heist and the strange events afterwards. Disney’s blockbuster earnings report and a way to trade on earnings releases. Exchange Traded Funds (ETF’s) explained along with advantages and disadvantages and specific market plays. Palantir’s earnings release and the three things that any company must do to be successful in the long-term.
21:24
August 12, 2021
8/10/21 - AMC’s Earnings Call and the Triumph of the Individual. The Inflation Reports and Ten Million Jobs. Cryto Mining and Nuclear Energy. A Soft Drink Turning Alcoholic.
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson – T Bill Some of the things covered on today’s session include: AMC’s earnings call where the stock analysts were almost completely ignored in favor of individual investors. The seven reasons why employers can’t fill their open positions, including some not so obvious ones. The pending Consumer Price Index and the Producer Price Index reports and how are they different. The major soft drink about to go alcoholic. Cryto Miners possibly looking to partner up with nuclear power companies.
22:34
August 10, 2021
8/8/21 - A Rare Reverse Stock Split and Is Coca-Cola Repeating Its Biggest Mistake Ever?
Hello everyone. It’s Bill Thompson, T Bill. Here is what we cover on today’s session. General Electric’s reverse stock split, a rarity for an S&P 500 company, and why reverse stock splits often don’t work. Coca-Cola possibly repeating its biggest mistake ever. Applebee’s benefiting from a new hit song and what company saw a 65% increase in profits from E.T. Amazon offering a $2,000,000 vaccination lottery to its front-line workers. A long-established company changing its ticker symbol due to a cryptocurrency.                                                                 Bill
19:30
August 08, 2021
8/6/21 - Quantitative Easing and a Mortgage Strategy to Become a Millionaire.
Hello everyone. It’s Bill Thompson, T Bill. Here is what we cover on today’s session. The potential pullback of the Federal Reserve’s Quantitative Easing program and what that means for you and your money. A simple strategy to potentially save hundreds of thousands of dollars on a mortgage and potentially make yourself a millionaire in the process. The labor report and the reason behind the markets muted reaction. The inflation focus of the market in coming days.
20:34
August 07, 2021
8/5/21 - Main Street & Wall Street vs. Robinhood and ‘The Short Squeeze.’
Hello everyone, it’s Bill Thompson, T Bill. Today, I talk about the recent price movement in Robin Hood stock as well as the talk of Main Street and Wall Street investors possibly coming together to punish the company itself by shorting the stock. I discuss why that may or may not happen and also explain short selling in general, including an explanation of a short squeeze. I also discuss the upcoming labor report and why unemployment numbers are not always what they seem. Bill
17:50
August 06, 2021
8/3/21- Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, and Crypto Mining explained.
Hello everyone, It’s Bill Thompson, T Bill. On today’s session, I explain Cryptocurrencies, Blockchains, and Crypto Mining. I also provide some comments on the reinstatement of the federal government debt ceiling as well as why the debt levels of the United States federal government may not be exactly as it first appears. I also make some comments in regards to PepsiCo’s announcement of the sale of its Tropicana and other juice divisions for $3.3 Billion as well as general divestitures in the food and beverage industry.                                                                    Bill
21:19
August 06, 2021
7/31/21 - The $1,000,000 Penny.
Hello everyone, It’s Bill Thompson, T Bill, and welcome to Plain Market Talk. Today, I talk about a penny than may be going through your pockets that could be worth more than $1,000,000. I also discuss the $1.1 billion infrastructure package about to be passed by Congress, along with six companies that may directly benefit from it,  as well as its long-term financial and economic implications. I talk about a new technology to pull carbon out of the atmosphere and how this may be a near and intermediate term play for rapid stock price appreciation. I also discuss strategies to hold on to what you have made from a greatly increased investment. I also talk about an alleged investment scam that supposedly bilked investors out of $12,000,000 involving an 86-year-old mother and her 54-year-old son touting their pair of stock picking supercomputers and provide a lesson on what to do if something sounds too good to be true.         Bill
21:10
July 31, 2021
7/30/21 - Inflation and the World’s Largest Company.
Hello everyone, On today’s session, I discuss the latest numbers from the Personal Consumption Expenditures Price Index (PCE), an inflation index looked at by the Federal Reserve, and discuss how it differs from the Consumer Price Index. I also discuss Amazon’s earnings report as well as how close Amazon is to becoming the world’s largest corporation. I also cover how we in the financial world measure a company’s size and provide an easy to comprehend measure of the staggering numbers of the world’s largest corporation. I also discuss the new developments in regards to Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow lawsuit against Disney as well as a business lesson on what you would want to accept and not accept if you ever do a project performance deal with a company.                                         Bill
19:58
July 31, 2021
7/29/21 - Black Widow vs. Disney and How Does Robinhood Make Money?
Hello everyone, On today’s session, I talk about Facebook’s earnings, the Gross Domestic Product report, Robinhood’s IPO, and Scarlett Johansson suing Disney over Black Widow. Here are some insight’s that I provide as part of today’s session. 1.  Why did Facebook’s stock decline after a blockbuster earnings report and what often happens to stocks afterwards. 2.  What is the Gross Domestic Product and why did the market shrug off less than expected numbers? 3.   How does Robinhood make money by charging zero commissions on trades and a few general comments on the IPO process and stock trading symbols. 4.  The basis for Scarlett Johansson’s lawsuit against Disney in regards to Black Widow and how releasing on streaming services may affect the financials of big budget movies going forward.                                            Bill
19:44
July 29, 2021
7/28/21 - The Big Five and The Federal Reserve.
Hello everyone,    On today's session, I talk about corporate earnings, making reference to the the 'Big Five' of Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, and Amazon, and also talk about the real reason stocks go up and down and provide some advice on how to trade on earnings.  I also talk about the Federal Reserve and the release of today's policy report from the Federal Open Market Committee and its effect on the general relation between the stock, bond, and money markets.                                     T Bill
16:55
July 28, 2021
T Bill's Plain Market Talk Trailer
Hello everyone. It’s Bill Thompson, T Bill, and welcome to Plain Market Talk, where I will provide a straight-forward interpretation and analysis of current market news based on my background as a retired Wall Street Stockbroker with almost 50 years of experience and I will also provide business lessons to help you become much more successful with your personal finance, trading, and investments. These lessons will be useful for years to come so I would encourage anyone to go back and check out any missed sessions or perhaps relisten to areas of particular interest While discussing current market news and events, I will be covering basically all subject areas of business, finance, and investments and will be covering stocks, bonds, mutual funds, options and other derivatives, fundamental analysis and investing, technical analysis, day trading, cryptocurrencies, commodities and many more. I started in the industry in 1975 when I was only 16 years old and became a licensed stockbroker when I was 18. I have an MBA in Finance as well as a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration with double majors in Finance and Management. In 2012, I wrote a best-selling book called, ‘Stock Trading Order Types’ and am also a life-long musician and am a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and cast ballots each year for the Grammy Awards and any music used on the broadcasts are my own compositions So again, I’m Bill Thompson, T Bill, and welcome to Plain Market Talk.
00:38
July 28, 2021