The Collapsing Stock Market

Many of our readers have IRA’s and 401K’s and investment accounts at financial firms.

During the past two months, we have witnessed the steady decline and volatility of the stock market and the inevitable impact it has on our investment accounts.

The good feeling caused by our investment accounts being flush with money have been replaced by the exact opposite situation.

Our investment accounts are declining, and precipitously.

What to do?

Many people sell when they shouldn’t and end up suffering horrible losses that take years to replenish.

Yet all of us need money, and this requires having money on hand to meet obligations.

How long can we watch our accounts disappearing before we have to take action – whether we regret it or not?

With the stock market tanking dramatically, and with talk of a recession, and with the reality of inflation at its all-time modern high, the market bust is a real time, heavy duty problem that burdens the minds of everyone that has something to lose.

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Encore Boston Harbor casino as seen from Linden Street (Photo by Jim Mahoney)

Wynn Resort execs cash out million$


It is rarely a good sign of things to come when the top executives of a major company are selling off multi-million dollars’ worth of their stock.

Wynn CEO Matt Maddox sold 59,000 shares within the last two weeks.

He received approximately $6.3 million when the transaction settled.

Vice-President Elaine Whittemore has sold hundreds thousands of dollars of her stock recently, as well in a number of transactions recorded with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

In both cases, the executives sold stock they were given by the company in lieu of salary because of the consequences the epidemic has caused for the worldwide gaming giant founded by Steve Wynn.

Maddox still owns 394,549 shares of Wynn stock.

He was paid a total of $18 million in cash and equities by Wynn Resorts in 2018.

In fact, the sale of the Maddox shares is not believed to be a lack of confidence in the company, but rather, his effort to compensate himself for salary he did not receive during the year.

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Stock market decline decimating Retirement accounts, stock prices

By Josh Resnek

The uncertainty about the coronavirus and the effect it will have on the world economy has caused stock markets to crash all over the world.

If you are an Everett working class couple saving for retirement you have watched as the cumulative value of your retirement accounts have dropped dramatically during the past two weeks.

Stock prices collapsed so badly Monday that the New York Stock Exchange stopped trading shortly after it opened when stock futures and early morning prices had dropped almost 7%. Although the market came back 1100 points tuesday the market remains rocky and unpredictable.

Nowhere is the precipitous drop more evident than gauging what has happened to Wynn Resorts stock. Wynn Resorts was trading at nearly $130 in January and even into February.

Then the coronavirus hit, tourism sputtered to a stop and even America’s great centers of tourist activity, Las Vegas, for instance, have experienced a downturn.

It is the same all over the world.

The future of the world economy is at stake and now the price for oil has collapsed going from $60 a barrel for crude in January to $30 Monday.

Wynn Resorts stock price was $85 Tuesday, down more than $50 from January. It is nearing its 52 week low.

The value of the company has gone from a market cap valuation of about $12 billion to slightly over $9 billion.

For Everett, Wynn’s fortunes are interrelated.

If Wynn is not healthy, the city’s financial future becomes that much more uncertain, casino gambling or not.

For Everett stockholders the situation becomes critical almost overnight.

What to do?

The real economic geniuses always buy when then market is down. The worse it goes, the more money those people tend to make.

But for Everett folks, the more compelling question is when to get out of the market if it is falling precipitously?

Most smaller investors wait too long to properly discount their losses by selling when the prices have hit lows.

Many others lose big time by selling in the downward tumble.

Sitting still and doing nothing often works as well as selling because the market always comes back.

Knowing when to sell and when to buy in – that takes guts, more money than most of us have, and brilliant timing.

Wynn Earnings Buffeted by Violence In Macau; stock price falls Dramatically

By Josh Resnek

Wynn Corporation’s second quarter earnings were called “extraordinary” by its CEO Matt Maddox, and with some justification.

But despite this, its stock has fallen dramatically by about 20% from $136 to $114.

The company’s two Las Vegas resorts — Wynn and Encore — recorded an increase in revenue per available room (RevPAR) of 9.5% to $300, while average daily rate was up 6.4% to $333. Occupancy jumped 2.5 percentage points to 90.1%.

Total Las Vegas revenue grew 5.1% in the quarter, to $464.1 million, boosted primarily by a 17.7% surge in casino revenue.

The Encore casino and hotel in Everett added to earnings as well.

Wynn Resorts reported a total revenue increase of 3.3% to roughly $1.66 billion for the quarter.

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Maddox Wynn stock worth $60,000,000

Leader Herald Staff Report

Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox sold 18,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on
Monday, February 4th, the Security and Exchange Commission has reported.

The stock was sold at an average price of $124.15, for a total value of $2,346,435.00.

Following the completion of the sale, Maddox now directly owns 487,399 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $60,510,585.85.

The coming storm and will be vindicated or vilified when the Massachusetts Gaming
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