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  1. jromeha

    Good picks D!







Comment by David Ristau

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    Sai -

    Not really a good option today for it, sorry. Slow week this week as well as September.







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    David to Adanlerma:  "fast works better because it is more sensitive to price changes in a given time period, so I find it is easier to identify a bottom right as it’s occurring. Slow takes just too long for daytrading."
     







Comment by David Ristau

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    RMM – For KSS, we haven’t seen a ton of retail data coming out, but I like Kohl’s for this quarter. We still have a lot of unemploment and safe buying. Kohls compared to other department stores is cheaper and more affordable. I think that is good for KSS. Their earnings estimates, however, have been adjusted as such. The estimates are above one year ago, and we are in a tough economy. Questionable… KSS, however, is known for beating expectations time and time again, and I like that track record. KSS, however, is overvalued. Question how much higher it can go without smashing results.

    WMT you can’t bet against, but I look at that chart and it is very toppy. Unless it smashes results it won’t move a ton, and analysts are usually pretty close on the estimates. Obviously a beat is good, and they continue to beat expectations.

    I think, though, you have found two stocks that have a lot of earnings already priced in, and I am not sure they are the most profitable options.

    David







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    Lotsa ink and endless talking heads to keep the bored, the fanatics on the left and right, the bloogers and their respondees, ‘experts’, eCONomists, and clueless citizens glued to this fight to the death.  Gladiators and lions, hurtling at one another, fangs bared, snarling and bloody.
    IF no one else will say it, then I will:   There will be no default. 
    Clear?
    Now let’s get serious and move on to something genuinely disastrous:  Joe Cassano, Dick Fuld, Chris Cox, Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Franklin Raines, Ken Lewis, Angelo "the Tan" Godzillo, Lou Ranieri, Hank Paulson, AIG’s Greenberg, Jimmy Cayne, Bob Rubin, Bill Clinton, George Bush, The Bernank, Timmay, Kaskari, Orszag, Gensler, etc ad nauseum—-all these people are doing Sunday Brunch at exclusive clubs all over the world, while they should be in a Prisoners’ Mess hall eating porridge.
    Nice that their accomplices in government have managed time after time to create new false crises to get our minds off of their criminal, avaricious, gluttonous, unethical, immoral, and self-dealing behavior.  While the 90% of the people have had to move giant steps backwards these sons of bitches have only increased their take of the economic pie.
    Well, the Flipster doesn’t forget.  And one day they will all pay for their rapacious violation of our treasure.  Count on it.







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    on its way







Why Have Young People In Japan Stopped Having Sex?

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Submitted by Tyler Durden.

Japan’s under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships. Millions aren’t even dating, and increasing numbers can’t be bothered with sex. For their government, “celibacy syndrome” is part of a looming national catastrophe. Japan already has one of the world’s lowest birth rates. As The Guardian reports, 45% of Japanese women aged 16-24 are “not interested in or despise sexual contact”. More than a quarter of men feel the same way. Is Japan providing a glimpse of all our futures? Many of the shifts there are occurring in other advanced nations, too. Across urban Asia, Europe and America, people are marrying later or not at all, birth rates are falling, single-occupant households are on the rise and, in countries where economic recession is worst, young people are living at home…

 

 

Via The Guardian,

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street… she did “all the usual things” like tying people up and dripping hot wax on their nipples. Her work today, she says, is far more challenging. Aoyama, 52, is trying to cure what Japan’s media calls sekkusu shinai shokogun, or “celibacy syndrome”.

Japan’s under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships. Millions aren’t even dating, and increasing numbers can’t be bothered with sex. For their government, “celibacy syndrome” is part of a looming national catastrophe. Japan already has one of the world’s lowest birth rates. Its population of 126 million, which has been shrinking for the past decade, is projected to plunge a further one-third by 2060. Aoyama believes the country is experiencing “a flight from human intimacy” – and it’s partly the government’s fault.

The number of single people has reached a record high. A survey in 2011 found that 61% of unmarried men and 49% of women aged 18-34 were not in any kind of romantic relationship, a rise of almost 10% from five years earlier. Another study found that a third of people under 30 had never dated at all. (There are no figures for same-sex relationships.) Although there has long been a pragmatic separation of love and sex in Japan – a country mostly free of religious morals – sex fares no better. A survey earlier…
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    Adanlerma, thanks for the comment.  Mish has been very clear and direct, and I like his writing too.







Strapped For Cash? Here’s The Price List For Your Body Parts

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Submitted by Tyler Durden.

As we explained last week, the sad fact is that cashed-strapped Americans are looking for new ways to make money and selling body parts is becoming a rising trend. Bloomberg crunched the numbers and found out what parts will earn the biggest pay day on and off the black market.

 





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    isn’t there some-way to dis-seminate this information out — somebody would know some good blogger, journalist, somebody in academia etc. who can start making some noise and get attention ? Talk to some congress-man/senator etc etc.  or are we just plain SOL ?







 
 
 

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Enemy Of The People?

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Via The Zman blog,

There has never been a time when normal people did not know the media was biased and biased in a predictable direction. For every non-liberal in the media, there were at least ten liberals. The ratio was probably higher, but then, as now, some lefties liked to pretend they were independents or some third option.

The media used to invest a lot of time denying they had a bias and an agenda, but the only people who believed them were on the Left, which had the odd effect of confirming they had a bias and an agenda.

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A 2019 Earnings Recession?

 

A 2019 Earnings Recession?

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ValueWalk

D.E. Shaw Investment Calls For Leadership Change At EQT

By ActivistInsight. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Elliott Management has offered to acquire QEP Resources for approximately $2.1 billion, contending the oil and gas explorer’s turnaround efforts have done little to lift the company’s share price. The company responded and said that a thorough review of the proposition is imperative in order to properly act in the best interests of shareholders, “taking into account the company’s other alternatives and current market conditions.” The news came only a month after Travelport Worldwide agreed to sell itself to Siris Capital Group and Elliott’s private equity arm Evergreen Coast Capital for $4.4 billion in cash and two months after Athenahealth was bought by Veritas and Evergreen for $5.7 bi...



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Gold & Silver Testing Important Breakout Levels!

Courtesy of Chris Kimble.

Gold and Silver from a long-term perspective have created a series of lower highs over the past 8-years. Will 2019 bring a change to this trend? A big test is in play!

Gold since the lows in 2016 has created a series of higher lows, while Silver may have created a double bottom.

Gold & Silver are currently facing break attempts a (1) and (2). These falling resistance lines have disappointed metals bulls for the past few years.

The direction of Gold and Silver weeks and months from now should be highly influenced by what each does as they are attempting to break above important resistance levels.

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Insider Scoop

UBS Says Disney's Streaming Ambition Gives It A 'New Hope'

Courtesy of Benzinga.

Related DIS Despite Some Risks, Analysts Still Expecting Double Digit Growth From Communications Services In Q4 ...

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Digital Currencies

Russia Prepares To Buy Up To $10 Billion In Bitcoin To Evade US Sanctions

Courtesy of Zero Hedge

While the market has been increasingly focused on the rising headwinds in the global economy in general, and China's economic slowdown in particular, while the media is obsessing over daily revelations that Trump may or may not have colluded with Russia to get elected, a far more critical, if underreported, shift has been taking place over the past year.

As we reported in June, whether due to concerns over draconian western sanctions and asset confiscations following the poisoning of former Russian military officer Sergei Skripal, or simply because it wanted to diversify away from the dollar, Russia liquidated virtually all of its Treasury holdings in the late spri...



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Weekly Market Recap Jan 13, 2019

Courtesy of Blain.

In last week’s recap we asked:  “Has the Fed solved all the market’s problems in 1 speech?”

Thus far the market says yes!  As Guns n Roses preached – all we need is a little “patience”.  Four up days followed by a nominal down day Friday had the market following it’s normal pattern the past nearly 30 years – jumping whenever the Federal Reserve hints (or essentially says outright) it is here for the markets.   And in case you missed it the prior Friday, Chairman Powell came back out Thursday to reiterate the news – so…so… so… patient!

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reinforced that message Thursday during a discussion at the Economic Club of Washington where he said that the central bank will be “fle...



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Why Trump Can't Learn

 

Bill Eddy (lawyer, therapist, author) predicted Trump's failure based on his personality, which was evident years ago. This article, written in 2017, references a prescient article Bill wrote before Trump became president, in July, 2016, 5 Reasons Trump Can’t Learn. ~ Ilene 

Why Trump Can’t Learn

Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore (...



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Biotech

Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences

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Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences

Bacteriophage viruses infecting bacterial cells , Bacterial viruses. from www.shutterstock.com

Courtesy of John Bergeron, McGill University

Today, the scientific community is aghast at the prospect of gene editing to create “designer” humans. Gene editing may be of greater consequence than climate change, or even the consequences of unleashing the energy of the atom.

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Mapping The Market

Trump: "I Won't Be Here" When It Blows Up

By Jean-Luc

Maybe we should simply try him for treason right now:

Trump on Coming Debt Crisis: ‘I Won’t Be Here’ When It Blows Up

The president thinks the balancing of the nation’s books is going to, ultimately, be a future president’s problem.

By Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan Markay, Daily Beast

The friction came to a head in early 2017 when senior officials offered Trump charts and graphics laying out the numbers and showing a “hockey stick” spike in the nationa...



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Swing trading portfolio - week of September 11th, 2017

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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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