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    Hey all,

    I will not be able to do my morning post tomorrow morning, unfortunately. I promise Tuesday will be back to normal. Tomorrow, I will, though, have a solid long term play and overnight trade for you. I apologize for the inconveinence. 

    Post tomorrow.

    Good Investing!







Comment by dbarakat

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    Nice call on TER David.  I got a nice 3.4% gain.  I didn’t put in as much as I usually do, but still satisfying none the less! 







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    Dbar -

    Yeah definitely. Congrats!







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    Ron Resnick
    Hometown:  Scarsdale, New York
    Resides:  Beverly Hills, CA
    Career:  I was for 14 years the Chief Administrative Officer and a Managing Partner of Highbridge Capital Management, a global, multi-strategy hedge fund based in Manhattan.  I left Highbridge in 2006 to co-found CounselWorks LLC, a consulting firm which provides business strategy advice and regulatory/compliance services to hedge funds and investment advisers.







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    I started a fuel cell company.







Comment by David Ristau

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    Millstone -

    Then you got stop chasing…I rarely do. I did with MAR and AMD and look what happened. I barely ever chase, and I have over a 75% correct rate lifetime. Learn from what you do…and don’t do it.







Comment by David Ristau

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    Oxen Alert – Midday Update

    I’m not seeing any outstanding Overnight Trades for tonight, so for the afternoon, I will continue to monitor KBH. There is a potential OT in Jeffries Group or Carmax, but they don’t fit all my criteria so I’ll pass. 

    DRV – Made a solid 2% gain with an entry at 21.58 and exit at 21.98.

    NBR – This one is like a boulder. It is stuck in 0.5% moving range right now. Market is starting to tank, so let’s see what we can get.

    KBH – Hoping for a movement down. I’ve moved up our buying range to 11.85 – 11.95.

    For the afternoon, we are going to get a new Rating/Longterm on Cree Inc. (CREE). 

    Good Investing,

    David Ristau







Meet “Smart Restaurant”: The Minimum-Wage-Crushing, Burger-Flipping Robot

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Submitted by Tyler Durden.

With a seemingly endless line of talking-heads willing to ignore essentially every study that has been undertaken with regard the effects of raising the minimum-wage; and propose what is merely populist vote-getting 'benefits' for the ever-increasing not-1% who benefitted from Ben Bernnake's bubbles – we thought the following burger-flipping robot was a perfect example of unintended consequences for the fast food industry's workers. With humans needing to take breaks, have at least 4 weekend days off per month, and demanding ever-increasing minimum-wage for a job that was never meant to provide a 'living-wage', Momentum Machines – a San Francisco-based robotics company has unveiled the 'Smart Restaurants' machine which is capable of making ~360 'customized' gourmet burgers per hour without the aid of a human. First Jamba Juice, then Applebees, next McDonalds…

As Brian Merchant ( @bcmerchant ) explains (via The Burning Platform blog),

Meet the Robot That Makes 360 Gourmet Burgers Per Hour

 

No human hand touched this hamburger. It was made entirely by robots

 

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One robot, rather—a 24 square foot gourmet-hamburger-flipping behemoth built by Momentum Machines. It looks like this:

 

 
The San Francisco-based robotics company debuted its burger-preparing machine last year. It can whip up hundreds of burgers an hour, take custom orders, and it uses top-shelf ingredients for its inputs. Now Momentum is proposing a chain of ‘smart restaurants’ that eschew human cooks altogether.

Food Beast points us to the Momentum’s official release, where the company blares:

“Fast food doesn’t have to have a negative connotation anymore. With our technology, a restaurant can offer gourmet quality burgers at fast food prices. Our alpha machine replaces all of the hamburger line cooks in a restaurant. It does everything employees can do except better.”

And what might this robotic burger cook of the future do better than the slow, inefficient, wage-sucking line cooks of yore?


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      Howdy y’all!  My name’s Travis and I am a born and raised Texan now living in Evanston, IL of all places.  I was in technology, having spent 4 years a Dell in the 90s and 4 more with IBM in the early 2000s.  I have always had an interest in investing and the markets, my mother began teaching me about buying stocks when I was younger.
      My life completely changed in July 2004 when I was diagnosed with an incurable type of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  I spent six months in CHOP-Rituxan chemotherapy and nearly a year recovering from the treatment.  It bought me four years of remission, which was terrific.  In January of 2008, my wife and I welcomed our daughter, and in May 2008, the cancer decided to pay another visit.
      Because of my disease type, the treatment was three months of chemotherapy followed by an autologus Stem Cell Transplant(often called a Bone Marrow Transplant).  I am again in remission, and grateful to be alive everyday.  My doctors say I have a 50-50 chance of staying in remission 5 years, and then the odds spiral downwards.  The only treatment currently remaining for my NHL will be a donor transplant, however that’s a bridge I will worry about when I come to it.  (If you have any questions about my cancer or my journey, please feel free to ask, I am very open to discussing it as I have learned many people fear talking about cancer and I want to disspell that fear.)
      My wife is a dentist, I’m a stay at home Dad, part-time business consultant and interested in trading/investing to become a meaningful source of income for our family.  When not doing all that stuff, I love to sail(Beneteau 36.7s, Lasers and just about anything anyone wants to go out on) and play at our lakehouse in the Northwoods of Wisconsin.







    Comment by jmm1951

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      I think it depends on what you mean by evidence-based. Theodore is opinionated but his opinion derive directly from his personal experience of working as a prison psychiatrist, and his description of his experiences coincides closely with mine, which is why I agree with him.
       
      As an example in one of his books he cites the example of interviewing men who have beaten their wives and then quickly inflicted some superficial injury to themselves and claimed to be suicidal so that when the police come the guy is put in a mental ward for assessment instead of in the slammer. These guys then say something  like "I don’t know why I did it (i.e. beat the wife). She was nagging me and something just came over me and I lost control." Theodore remarks that these same guys never lose control in the same way when nagged by prison or police officers, or anyone who could beat the shit out of them.
       
      Just look at the behavior of two-year-olds. Children are little savages (see Lord of the Flies, a novel and film about a group of shipwrecked upper class choirboys who go feral and end up as killers) unless they are socialized into society by learning how to behave, partly by coping their elders and partly by the threat of punishment. The people who grow up to be (so-called) psychopathic are the ones who never had a conscience (call it superego if you like) beaten into them. It is nothing to do with biochemistry except in the sense that all human behavior--rage, anger, unhappiness, happiness--is a biochemical event.
       
      Of  course most people with antisocial personality disorders are men, and probably testosterone is a contributing factor, but you do find some females. But people are like dogs--the males in general are more aggressive and less considerate of others  than the females.







     
     
     

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    A doctor shares 7 steps he'll review to decide when and where it's safe to go out and about

     

    A doctor shares 7 steps he'll review to decide when and where it's safe to go out and about

    The Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia, shown May 20, 2020, plans to use mannequins in its dining room to enforce social distancing when it reopens at the end of the month. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

    Courtesy of William Petri, University of Virginia

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    A doctor shares 7 steps he'll review to decide when and where it's safe to go out and about

     

    A doctor shares 7 steps he'll review to decide when and where it's safe to go out and about

    The Inn at Little Washington in Washington, Virginia, shown May 20, 2020, plans to use mannequins in its dining room to enforce social distancing when it reopens at the end of the month. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

    Courtesy of William Petri, University of Virginia

    As we return to some degree of normalcy after weeks of social distancing, we all need a plan. As an immunologist, I’ve given this a lot of ...



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    18 Million Jobs At Risk Of Permanent Loss: What Happens To Small Businesses When The Bailout Money Is Spent

    Courtesy of Nick Colas of DataTrek Research

    American small businesses are going to bear the brunt of the COVID Crisis and they employ 47% of the entire US workforce. Some will bounce back quickly (e.g. health care, construction, professional services) but accommodation/food service and retail will not. There are 18 million workers attached to small businesses there. Bottom line: at this early point in the cycle, large businesses have to find their footing because that’s what will set the floor on small business activity. The sooner that happens, the sooner small business America can start to recover.

    We continue to worry – a lot – about how US small ...



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    Is this your local response to COVID 19

    Courtesy of Read the Ticker

    This is off topic, but a bit of fun!


    This is the standard reaction from the control freaks.








    This is the song for post lock down!







    What should be made mandatory? Vaccines, hell NO! This should be mandatory: Every one taking their tops off in the sun, they do in Africa!

    Guess which family gets more Vitamin D and eats less sugary carbs, TV Show



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    Hazelton Capital Partners 1Q20 Commentary: Long Renewable Energy Group

    By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.

    Hazelton Capital Partners commentary for the first quarter ended April 30, 2020, discussing their current portfolio holdings Renewable Energy Group, Apple and Berkshire Hathaway.

    Q1 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more

    Dear Partner,

    Hazelton Capital Partners, LLC (the “Fund”) returned -23.8% from January 1, 2020 through March 31, 2020. By comparison, the S&P 500 returned -19.4% during the same quarter.

    Before reviewing the 1st quarter of 2020 and Hazelton Capital Partners’ portfolio, my sincere hope is that everyone, their family, friends, a...



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    Gold Stocks Are Overbought. You Don't Want Prices to Go Straight Up

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    Bill Powers of MiningStockEducation.com talks with a professional trader and market commentator Chris Vermeulen says gold stocks are overbought and need a breather which would be good for the overall upward trend.

    Chris shares how he has and is trading the junior gold sector. He called the recent February 24th top in the gold stocks before the March crash. And now he is warning to a top in some gold-stock positions during an expected pullback.

    Chris also addresses whether a lot of the gap-up’s in many gold...



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    Doc Copper Counter-Trend Rally Could Peak Here, Says Joe Friday

    Courtesy of Chris Kimble

    Could ole Doc Copper be sending an important message about the overall health of the global economy and the stock market in the next couple of weeks? It appears it could!

    This chart looks at Copper futures on a weekly basis over the past 7-years. Doc Copper looks to have double topped in late 2017 and early 2018. After the double top, Copper has continued to create a series of lower highs, which sends a bearish divergence message to stocks.

    Numerous highs and lows have taken place along the line (1) over the past 5-years. The rally off the March lows ...



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    Blockchains can trace foods from farm to plate, but the industry is still behind the curve

     

    Blockchains can trace foods from farm to plate, but the industry is still behind the curve

    App-etising? LDprod

    Courtesy of Michael Rogerson, University of Bath and Glenn Parry, University of Surrey

    Food supply chains were vulnerable long before the coronavirus pandemic. Recent scandals have ranged from modern slavery ...



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    Coronavirus, 'Plandemic' and the seven traits of conspiratorial thinking

     

    Coronavirus, 'Plandemic' and the seven traits of conspiratorial thinking

    No matter the details of the plot, conspiracy theories follow common patterns of thought. Ranta Images/iStock/Getty Images Plus

    Courtesy of John Cook, George Mason University; Sander van der Linden, University of Cambridge; Stephan Lewandowsky...



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    Economic Data Scheduled For Friday

    Courtesy of Benzinga

    • Data on nonfarm payrolls and unemployment rate for March will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET.
    • US Services Purchasing Managers' Index for March is scheduled for release at 9:45 a.m. ET.
    • The ISM's non-manufacturing index for March will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
    • The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week is scheduled for release at 1:00 p.m. ET.
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    Why Blaming the Repo Market is Like Blaming the Australian Bush Fires

     

    Why Blaming the Repo Market is Like Blaming the Australian Bush Fires

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    The repo market problem isn’t the problem. It’s a sideshow, a diversion, and a joke. It’s a symptom of the problem.

    Today, I got a note from Liquidity Trader subscriber David, a professional investor, and it got me to thinking. Here’s what David wrote:

    Lee,

    The ‘experts’ I hear from keep saying that once 300B more in reserves have ...



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