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This is one of the most devastating reports we've seen for the future of Wall Street stock pickers (Business Insider)

Active managers are taking it on the chin lately, but they may have no one to blame but themselves.

While the underperformance of active managers against index funds and passive investing has been well documented over the past few years, the full extent of their failure to live up to benchmarks is devastating.

This Is a Dangerous Time to Own Emerging Markets (The Wall Street Journal)

A crack is forming in the emerging-market resurgence.

Almost $60 billion went into assets of developing economies during the first months of 2017, helping emerging-market stocks and currencies enjoy their best quarter in two years.

Fintech investor: 'Anything that has machine learning or blockchain in it, the valuation goes up, 2, 3, 4, 5x' (Business Insider)

Valuations of financial technology companies are "frothy," according to one of the cofounder of a new fintech-focused investment company.

The British economy is 'no longer shaking off the adverse consequences of the Brexit vote' (Business Insider)

The economy is "no longer is shaking off the adverse consequences of the Brexit vote," according to economists at Pantheon Macroeconomics.

China Roars Back to Lift Global Outlook as U.S. Consumer Weakens (Bloomberg)

China’s economy stormed back in the first quarter, clocking its first back-to-back acceleration in seven years and bolstering the global growth outlook just as signs of subdued consumer spending have surfaced in the U.S.

Shares Waver As US Warns Era Of Patience With NKorea Is Over (Associated Press)

Shares in Asia were mixed on Monday after U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, on a visit to South Korea, warned that U.S. patience with Pyongyang has run out. Many global markets were closed for Easter holidays.

A number of key measures show restaurants are in their worst tailspin since the recession (Business Insider)

This thermometer for discretionary spending is the first to react when consumers hit their limits.

Foot traffic at chain restaurants in March dropped 3.4% from a year ago. Menu prices couldn’t be increased enough to make up

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Financial Markets and Economy

American Drivers Won't Pay Much More at the Pump This Summer (Bloomberg)

American drivers paying the the most for gasoline since 2015 can take some comfort from forecasts that prices don’t have much further to rise.

It's especially hard to find a home to buy right now — and it could get worse for millennials (Business Insider)

Home shoppers might have an especially hard time finding the house of their dreams this spring. 

According to real-estate site Zillow, there are 3% fewer homes on the market than there were a year ago.

Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness (in America) (Bloomberg)

Chances are, if you live in the U.S., you feel worse today than you did 10 years ago. Don’t worry, it’s not you. This is a national problem: America’s rank on the happiness scale is falling.

Opec warns of a world that still has far too much oil (Live Mint)

The oil market is tipping slowly from glut to equilibrium, as output cuts from Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and 11 non-Opec countries start to reduce crude flows.

The big banks can't agree whether oil's in a supply crunch or a supply glut (

In recent years, U.S. shale has thrown in another unknown in the mix of factors driving the price of oil. This year, shale output forecasts combine with OPEC’s production cuts, geopolitical factors, and unexpected outages to further complicate supply/demand and oil price forecasts by Wall Street’s major investment banks.

The Main Investing Advantage of the Wealthy (Value Walk)

It is a well-known phenomenon that most investors underperform even their own investments as they have a tendency to move in and out of their investments at the most inopportune times.  The consequence of this poor investment behavior is that much wealth is left unrealized, especially by those in lower income tiers, and wealth inequality is thereby exacerbated.

GDP Now (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)

The growth rate of real gross domestic product (GDP) is a key indicator of economic activity, but the official estimate is released with a delay. Our GDPNow forecasting model provides a "nowcast"

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Financial Markets and Economy

The big geopolitical risk markets are missing (Yahoo Finance)

A giant global disruption is looming. It’s not the demise of the European Union, or Trumpian trade wars. It’s North Korea, the world’s most menacing nation.

'Asia trades as if North Korea wasn’t a problem': How top bankers think about the Hermit kingdom (Business Insider)

North Korea isn't a country investors usually look at, but it has been on people's minds amid rising geopolitical risk.

And so, it's interesting to consider how markets assess the risk of a country like North Korea without either hysterically overreacting in the short-term or waving the risk off completely, especially given that any turbulence could have a spillover effect into both emerging and developed markets such as China and South Korea.

Fairholme Fund May Face Liquidity Risks, Morningstar Says (The Wall Street Journal)

Investors have pulled more than $16 billion from the Fairholme Fund over the past six years, raising concerns about possible liquidity risks if the outflows accelerate, fund tracker says.

Here's Why Robust U.S. Job Market Isn't Producing Better Pay (Bloomberg)

Growth in Americans’ wages has been leveling off lately, contrary to expectations that a steadily falling jobless rate will quickly lead to a sustained acceleration.

French women see their pay drop by 3% every time they have a child (Business Insider)

Women who work in the French private sector see their pay reduced by 3% every time they have a child, according to new research from Université Paris-Saclay.

Private Equity's Gravity-Defying Fee Bonanza (Bloomberg)

One corner of the investing world is surprisingly immune to the widespread trend of shrinking management fees: private equity.

Yale's Faith Not Shaken by Stirring of Low Fees (Bloomberg)

As Bloomberg’s Janet Lorin reported on Sunday, Yale University’s endowment hit back at “fee bashers” in its recently released 2016 annual report.

U.S. Urges China to Open Trade After Sparing It Manipulator Tag (Bloomberg)

The Treasury report said that for a decade China engaged in one-way, large-scale interventions to hold down the currency, and then only allowed it

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Financial Markets and Economy

Dollar's Fall Shows Market's Reaction to Inflation Miss: Chart (Bloomberg)

The dollar declined to the lowest level in five months versus the yen, also crossing the 200-day moving average, after U.S. inflation unexpectedly fell in March for the first time since February 2016, raising doubts about the global reflation trade and the prospect of accelerated Federal Reserve interest-rate hikes.

Retail Sales in U.S. Declined for a Second Month in March (Bloomberg)

Sales at U.S. retailers declined in March for a second month, hurt by fewer purchases of automobiles, Commerce Department data showed Friday.

Falling Inflation, Retail Sales Bolster Fed's Go-Slow Approach (Bloomberg)

The economic case for a Federal Reserve interest-rate increase in June just became a little less solid.

Dollar falls after data, on track for weekly decline (Market Watch)

The U.S. dollar fell against its major rivals on Friday, dropping to its lows of the session after a pair of weak datapoints raised new questions about the strength of the economy.

U.S. Urges China to Open Trade After Sparing It Manipulator Tag (Bloomberg)

The U.S. stopped short of branding China a currency manipulator, but urged the world’s second-largest economy to let the yuan rise with market forces and embrace more trade.

China Fund Management Penalized by Exchange for Ping An Trades (Bloomberg)

The Shanghai Stock Exchange imposed restrictions on some of China Fund Management’s accounts after the brokerage’s block trades caused Ping An Insurance and Industrial Bank shares to briefly tumble two days earlier.

This dividend stock ETF can help you make money by avoiding losses (Market Watch)

With U.S. stocks near record highs, some investors may be thinking the eight-year bull market can continue for longer, especially under a new administration with a pro-business agenda.

Trump pulls his punches on China and Germany (CNN)

The Trump administration stopped short of branding China and Germany currency manipulators, despite having accused both countries of keeping their currencies artificially low to gain unfair

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Financial Markets and Economy

Stocks slide as the US drops the 'mother of all bombs' on Afghanistan (Business Insider)

Stocks lost some ground on Thursday after news that the US bombed an ISIS target in Afghanistan.

The so-called Mother of All Bombs that was used is the largest non-nuclear bomb in America's inventory.

Wall Street analysts might as well 'pick a number on the roulette wheel' for their year-end stock targets (Business Insider)

Towards the end of every year, most major Wall Street firms send their clients big outlook notes that include their forecasts of where the S&P 500 would end the following year. These usually range from ultra-bullish calls to the boring consensus views and the occasional bearish price target.

A $2.7 trillion money manager is preaching sustainable investing to its 7,000 financial advisors (Business Insider)

One of the largest financial firms in the world is positioning itself to be the greenest bank on Wall Street.

UBS, which manages over 2.7 trillion Swiss francs ($2.7 trillion) has made sustainability the cornerstone of its business. As such, the bank has taken a number of steps to be the go-to firm for sustainable and impact investment offerings.

1,500 economists to Trump: Immigrants are good for the U.S. economy (CNN)

In a letter to President Trump and top Congressional leaders Wednesday, nearly 1,500 economists extolled the economic benefits immigrants bring to the U.S. and urged Congress to "modernize" the country's immigration system.

You can take the biggest step toward building wealth in 10 minutes at your computer (Business Insider)

Believe it or not, getting rich takes more patience than effort.

According to bestselling author David Bach, who is releasing an updated version of his hit book "The Automatic Millionaire" this December, the "most important" first step to take in building wealth is also the easiest: Automate your finances.

Is Trump's Tax-Cut Tactic Based on an Error? (Bloomberg)

Undeterred by his last failure, President Donald Trump is pressing again to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. One big reason is that he believes getting rid of Obamacare would make it easier to finance the big tax cuts he's promised.

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Financial Markets and Economy

Fear Is Creeping Back Into Markets (Bloomberg)

The calm in stocks worldwide is giving way to concern, with investors in Europe and the U.S. rushing to hedge against declines and a Credit Suisse Group AG index flashing a warning as the list of economic and political obstacles grows.

BOJ's Kuroda says weak yen may quicken achievement of inflation goal (Reuters)

Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said on Wednesday further yen declines may help the central bank achieve its 2 percent inflation target more quickly, even as geopolitical tensions lifted the Japanese currency to a five-month high against the dollar.

The Daily Prophet: Red Flags Keep Popping Up in the Stock Market (Bloomberg)

Remember when all investors had to worry about were sky high stock valuations and complacency? Those were the good old days of last month. Now, it seems that almost everywhere you look there are signs that equities are on shaky ground.

Wall Street Rout: Indexes Beat Stockpickers 92% of the Time (The Wall Street Journal)

Active mutual-fund managers say you can’t judge their performance against passive benchmarks over short time periods. Is a decade and a half long enough?

A country off the border of South America may become the next oil hot spot (

ExxonMobil last week announced its third successful oil find offshore Guyana – the tiny Latin American country squeezed between Venezuela and Suriname.

German Solar Business Climate Rises Most Since 2010, Survey Says (Bloomberg)

Germany’s solar industry’s business climate improved the most this decade as consumers increase purchases of cheaper rooftop systems and batteries, a quarterly survey shows.

Oil Stocks Rose in First Quarter Despite OPEC Cut, IEA Says (Bloomberg)

Global oil inventories probably increased in the first quarter despite OPEC’s near-perfect implementation of production cuts aimed at clearing the surplus, the International Energy Agency said.

Cryptocurrency Boom Predicted By Bitcoin Market Data CEO Confirmed, Trend 'Set To Continue' (Forbes)

Where’s the cryptocurrency market heading? Well, a prediction made in January over a boom in market capitalization of cryptocurrencies – and particularly in the altcoin market – by the founder of

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Financial Markets and Economy

Oil eases off one-month peak as traders eye Cushing build, U.S. supply (Reuters)

Oil futures fell on Wednesday, pulling back after eight straight sessions of gains after U.S. crude inventory data suggested the market was still heavily supplied.

Trump triggers U.S. bond yield slide, dollar recovers (Reuters)

U.S. Treasury yields tumbled on Thursday and were on track for the biggest weekly decline since late 2015 after U.S. President Donald Trump said he would like to see interest rates stay low, while inflows into bonds drained life from stocks.

Fear Is Creeping Back Into Markets (Bloomberg)

The calm in stocks worldwide is giving way to concern, with investors in Europe and the U.S. rushing to hedge against declines and a Credit Suisse Group AG index flashing a warning as the list of economic and political obstacles grows.

Trump's message to bankers: Wall Street reform rules may be eliminated (Reuters)

President Donald Trump told a group of chief executives on Tuesday that his administration was revamping the Wall Street reform law known as Dodd-Frank and might eliminate the rules and replace them with "something else."

Indexes Beat Stock Pickers Even Over 15 Years (The Wall Street Journal)

Most actively managed U.S. stock funds were beaten by their market benchmarks over the past decade and a half, a record of underperformance that helps explain why stock pickers are losing billions of dollars in assets each month to low-cost passive investments that track indexes.

PBOC Resumes Reverse-Repo Cash Injections After 13-Day Pause (Bloomberg)

China’s central bank restarted the use of an instrument that adds cash to the financial system, adding liquidity before more than $45 billion of funds come due.

Wall Street ends lower; Trump comments dampen sentiment late (Reuters)

U.S. stocks eased on Wednesday and the S&P 500 closed below a key technical level for the first time since Election Day, pressured by lingering geopolitical concerns and President Donald Trump's comments on the dollar and interest rates.

By one measure, investors have almost never been this nervous about stocks (Yahoo Finance)

Stock market investors have rarely ever been this skittish.

As measured

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Financial Markets and Economy

Here's Why the Global Reflation Trade Might Be Over (Bloomberg)

The softening in China's inflation momentum suggests the best days of the global reflation rally might be behind us. 

China has been the central growth driver for the world economy, even though the U.S. became the "flag-bearer of the reflation trade" in the fourth quarter, UBS AG strategists Bhanu Baweja and Manik Narain said.

Trump's message to bankers: Wall Street reform rules may be eliminated (Reuters)

President Donald Trump told a group of chief executives on Tuesday that his administration was revamping the Wall Street reform law known as Dodd-Frank and might eliminate the rules and replace them with "something else."

Saudi Arabia Said to Cut Oil Output to Lowest Since January (Bloomberg)

Saudi Arabia pared its oil production last month to the lowest since January, staying below the output level it pledged to maintain as part of a global deal to reduce crude supplies, according to a person with knowledge of the data.

China Producer Price Reflation Moderates as Commodities Cool Off (Bloomberg)

China’s producer prices surged again at close to the quickest pace since 2008 last month, though pulled back slightly from February, suggesting the reflationary boon to industrial profits is set to moderate.

Saudis to Seek Bids for 700-Megawatt Wind and Solar Projects (Bloomberg)

Saudi Arabia will begin seeking bids next week from renewable-energy companies to build wind and solar plants with a combined capacity of 700 megawatts as part of the kingdom’s $50 billion program to boost power generation and cut its oil consumption.

Why China Chasing The Fed Could Be Bad News For the Stock Rally (Bloomberg)

If officials in Asia’s largest economy continue to pace policy tightening in the U.S., the uptick in borrowing costs has the potential to choke consumer and private-sector spending more than it has in the past, Charles Schwab & Co.’s chief global investment strategist said in an interview in Hong Kong.

American Drivers Won't Pay Much More at the Pump This Summer (Bloomberg)

American drivers paying the the most for gasoline since 2015 can

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Financial Markets and Economy

How the Currency Market Learned to Get Over Its 'Yuan' Big Fear (Bloomberg)

In the meantime, however, a combination of factors has sharply reversed the trends that gave rise to concerns about the currency pair last year.

Why Bond Bears Are Poised to Come Out of Hibernation…Again (Bloomberg)

Besieged Treasury bears may finally be set for a winning streak in the world’s largest bond market. Strategists are citing an under-pricing of inflation in the U.S. economy, waning foreign demand and a bid by the Federal Reserve to tighten its monetary stance at a faster pace than markets anticipate.

Lending for Commercial Property Falls as Investors Pull Back (The Wall Street Journal)

Commercial real-estate lending by banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions is declining as sales activity slows and regulators voice concern about the sector.

Yuan firms as dollar retreats; Macquarie forecasts no depreciation this year (Reuters)

China's yuan firmed against the greenback on Tuesday, as the central bank set a stronger midpoint following an overnight retreat in the dollar index.

Sorry America, Your Taxes Aren’t High (Bloomberg)

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development analyzed how 35 countries tax wage-earners, making it possible to compare tax burdens across the world’s biggest economies. 

Grains piled on runways, parking lots, fields amid global glut (Reuters)

CHICAGO Iowa farmer Karl Fox is drowning in corn.

Reluctant to sell his harvest at today's rock-bottom prices, he has stuffed storage bins at his property full and left more corn piled on the ground, covered with a tarp.

DALIO: There's not going to be another 2008-style crash, but there will be 'a gradual noose tightening' (Business Insider)

Ray Dalio, the founder of the world's largest hedge fund firm Bridgewater Associates, says investors shouldn't expect another crisis like that in 2008 – but that there is still going to be "a gradual noose tightening."

Investors Dump French Assets as Presidential Race Opens Up (The Wall Street Journal)

Investors sold French

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Financial Markets and Economy

There’s more than 60% chance of a global recession within the next 18 months, economist says (CNBC)

Global growth is expected to slow down significantly in the coming months as borrowing levels dominate in both China and Europe and "Trump-mania" is set to fade, a chief economist at Danish investment firm Saxo Bank told CNBC on Monday.

China first-quarter auto sales strongest since 2014 despite tax cut rollback (Reuters)

China auto sales grew 7 percent in the first quarter, China's automakers association said on Tuesday, with the strongest January-March period since 2014 setting up the world's largest auto market for a better-than-expected year.

Here's when US markets are open and closed during each holiday in 2017 (Business Insider)

It's always good to know when the markets are open and when you can take the day off.

The New York Stock Exchange has a list of the days on which the biggest stock market in the world is closed for business.

U.S. Moves Have 'Potential to Blow Up,' Says Ian Bremmer (Bloomberg)

Ian Bremmer, president and founder of Eurasia Group, discusses market reaction and U.S.-Russia relations after military strikes in Syria.

NY Makes Tuition Free, But Students Must Stay After College (Associated Press)

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that the requirement was added to protect the state's investment in a student's education by ensuring they don't take advantage of free tuition and then leave New York.

FTSE 100 takes flight as airline shares rise (BBC News)

Airline shares helped to lift London's stock market higher, with the FTSE 100 index up 44.71 points, or 0.6%, at 7,393.65 shortly before midday.

Oil rises on Libyan field shutdown, Syria missile strike (Reuters)

Oil rose toward $56 a barrel on Monday, supported by another shutdown at Libya’s largest oilfield over the weekend and geopolitical tensions following last week’s U.S. missile strike on Syria.

Inflation, retail sales face same chill that jobs growth did (Market Watch)

The pace of hiring in the U.S. backed off in March after

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Zero Hedge

Paul Craig Roberts Asks "If This Is Freedom And Democracy, What Is Tyranny?"

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

“Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is the numbers of people all over the world who have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this obedience… Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world, in the face of povert...

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Schwarzman Makes 'A Rigged Game Worse,' Democrats Say

By International Business Times. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Schwarzman Makes ‘A Rigged Game Worse,’ Democrats Say

Wisconsin Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin became the first federal lawmaker to call for Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman to recuse himself from Trump administration policy that affects Schwarzman’s private equity firm. Baldwin’s criticism was echoed by the senior Democrat on the Senate Banking Committee, which oversees many of the economic issues Schwarzman has been working on with…


By Financial Times [CC BY 2.0], vi...

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Chart School

Nasdaq Technicals Net Bullish as Breakout Readies

Courtesy of Declan.

Things looking good for the Nasdaq as technicals return net bullish after a brief period of bearishness. This coincided with the index nestled against resistance helped by Friday's tight intraday action.  The index is nicely placed for a breakout on Monday, especially given the relative out-performance of the Nasdaq against its peers.

As with the Nasdaq, the Nasdaq 100 also sits on the verge of a breakout, but unlike the aforementioned index its technicals are not yet net bullish.


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Phil's Favorites

Bookies See Almost 90% Chance Of Macron Becoming French President

Courtesy of Zero Hedge

As results begin to trickle in (with pollsters showing Macron leading and official French Interior Ministry showing a Le Pen lead), betting odds (according to Betfair) are now giving Macron comfortably over 80% chance of becoming France’s next President.

As the evening has gone on and the picture becomes clearer, his odds continue to increase. The market is clearly expecting a ‘Front Republicain’ to form, as it did in 2002, to rally behind Emmanuel Macron and to deny Marine Le Pen.

Of course, bookies didnt quite get Brexit and Trump right...


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Market News

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Financial Markets and Economy

Wall Street gears up for busiest earnings week in years (Reuters)

Corporate America is set to unleash its biggest profit-reporting fest in at least a decade next week, with more than 190 members of the S&P 500 index .SPX delivering quarterly scorecards, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices data.

Draghi Says ECB Hasn’t Seen Evidence of Durable Eurozone Infl...

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Members' Corner

Should I buy that stock?

Courtesy of Phil Stasukaitis (pstas)

I was asked by my local investment club to do a presentation on "how to buy a stock?" As I pondered the question, I began by noting all the elements that I monitor regularly and which come in to play as part of my decision process. As the group is comprised novices to experts, I tried to gear my discussion to cover both basics and more advanced concepts.

Four Part Discussion

  1. Macro Economic Indicators
  2. Market Indexes
  3. Fundamental Analysis
  4. Technical Analysis

1. Macro Economic Indicators

We'll start with reviewing some basic concepts and measurements that have direct effects on the stock market. 

A. Gross Domestic Product (GDP)


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Kimble Charting Solutions

Banks at risk if this support gives ways, says Joe Friday

Courtesy of Chris Kimble.

Regional and Large banks have done well since the election. Of late they have lagged the broad market and find themselves testing what could be very important support levels. Below looks at regional bank ETF (KRE).


KRE has experienced a rally that started in February of 2016. This rally picked up speed following the election last November, as KRE almost went verti...

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Insider Scoop

15 Biggest Mid-Day Gainers For Friday

Courtesy of Benzinga.

  • China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.(ADR) (NYSE: STV) shares jumped 33.9 percent to $1.70. China Digital TV declared a special cash dividend of US$1.50 per ordinary share.
  • Carver Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ: CARV) shares surged 31 percent to $5.23.
  • CAI International Inc (NYSE: CAI) rose 21.3 percent to $18.75 after the company reported upbeat quarterly profit.
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Swing trading portfolio - week of April 17th, 2017

Reminder: OpTrader is available to chat with Members, comments are found below each post.


This post is for all our live virtual trade ideas and daily comments. Please click on "comments" below to follow our live discussion. All of our current  trades are listed in the spreadsheet below, with entry price (1/2 in and All in), and exit prices (1/3 out, 2/3 out, and All out).

We also indicate our stop, which is most of the time the "5 day moving average". All trades, unless indicated, are front-month ATM options. 

Please feel free to participate in the discussion and ask any questions you might have about this virtual portfolio, by clicking on the "comments" link right below.

To learn more about the swing trading virtual portfolio (strategy, performance, FAQ, etc.), please click here ...

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Mapping The Market

Bombing - Right or Wrong?

Courtesy of Jean-Luc

I am telling you Angel – makes no sense… BTW:

Republicans Love Bombing, But Only When a Republican Does It

By Kevin Drum, Mother Jones

A few days ago I noted that Republican views of the economy changed dramatically when Donald Trump was elected, but Democratic views stayed pretty stable. Apparently Republicans view the economy through a partisan lens but Democrats don't.

Are there other examples of this? Yes indeed. Jeff Stein points to polling data about air strikes against Syria:


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CAR-T & CRISPR - the Future is Now

Reminder: Pharmboy is available to chat with Members, comments are found below each post.

PSW has been a while since my last post, but since many have all been on the board following the chat, it is time for a scientific lesson in a few of the companies we are long.  In addition, another revolution is coming in the medical field, and it will be touched upon as well.

CAR-T - stands for Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) and the T is for T-cell.  

From the picture above, T-cells are one cell type of our immune system that fight off infection as well as they are one player at keeping rogue cells from becoming cancerous. Unfortunately, cancer somehow evades the immune system and so it begins.

CAR-T came along in the late1980s via a brilliant scientist, Zelig Eshhar...

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Digital Currencies

Blockchain And Us - The Documentary

Courtesy of Zero Hedge

In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto invented bitcoin and the blockchain. For the first time in history, his invention made it possible to send money around the globe without banks, governments or any other intermediaries. The concept of the blockchain isn’t very intuitive. But still, many people believe it is a game changer.

The first 40 years of the Internet brought e-mail, social media, mobile applications, online shopping, Big Data, Open Data, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things.

Information technology is at the heart of everything today - good and bad.  

Despite advances in privacy, security, and inclusion, one thing is still missing from the Internet: Trust.


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Free eBook - "My Top Strategies for 2017"



Here's a free ebook for you to check out! 

Phil has a chapter in a newly-released eBook that we think you’ll enjoy.

In My Top Strategies for 2017, Phil's chapter is Secret Santa’s Inflation Hedges for 2017.

This chapter isn’t about risk or leverage. Phil present a few smart, practical ideas you can use as a hedge against inflation as well as hedging strategies designed to assist you in staying ahead of the markets.

Some other great content in this free eBook includes:


·       How 2017 Will Affect Oil, the US Dollar and the European Union


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All About Trends

Mid-Day Update

Reminder: Harlan is available to chat with Members, comments are found below each post.

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To learn more, sign up for David's free newsletter and receive the free report from All About Trends - "How To Outperform 90% Of Wall Street With Just $500 A Week." Tell David PSW sent you. - Ilene...

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FeedTheBull - Top Stock market and Finance Sites

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Philip R. Davis is a founder Phil's Stock World, a stock and options trading site that teaches the art of options trading to newcomers and devises advanced strategies for expert traders...

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