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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!

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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.

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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




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.

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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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    Rogue science strikes again: The case of the first gene-edited babies


    Rogue science strikes again: The case of the first gene-edited babies

    Chinese scientists led by He Jiankui claimed they used CRISPR to modify human embryos that eventually were born as twin girls. AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein

    Courtesy of G. Owen Schaefer, National University of Singapore

    The idea of scientists tinkering with the genes of babies was once the provenance of science fiction, but now it’s apparently entered the realm of reality: On Nov. 26, Chinese scientist He Jiankui reported the historic live births of ...

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    Zero Hedge

    Trump Administration Considering Issuance Of 50, 100-Year Treasuries

    Courtesy of ZeroHedge View original post here.

    The last time the US was seriously considering issuing ultra-long dated bonds - those with a maturity of 50 and 100 years - was back in late 2016 and early 2017, when yields were near the record lows hit in recent days. As we reported back in November 2016, shortly after Steven Mnuchin was confirmed as US Treasury Secretary, the former Goldman banker proceeded to roil the bond market when he told CNBC he would look at extending the maturity of future Tr...

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    Heavy Volume Drives Low-Float Stock Plus Therapeutics Up 200%

    Courtesy of Benzinga

    Plus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: PSTV) is the latest and one of the most extreme recent examples of the powerful combination of low float and heavy trading volume.

    Plus shares traded higher by more than 215% on Friday. The biotech stock more than tripled after the company reported ... more from Insider

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    Long Term Stock Market Chart Perspective

    Courtesy of Lee Adler

    After a big day like yesterday, I like to get a little long term stock market chart perspective. (Yes, this stilted verbiage is for search engine optimization ).

    We do that with a monthly bar chart, which I update when relevant in Lee Adler’s Technical Trader. That’s in addition to the regular daily bar/cycle charts covering the past year, and a weekly cycle chart covering the past 4 years.

    I wrote on July 14, in reference to the price and indicator patterns on the weekly chart:

    The market has overshot a 3-4 year cycle projection in terms of both price and time. There are no long term projections. A 4 year cycle high is ideally due now. A 4 ye...

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    S&P About To Decline 14%, Catching Up With The Crude Oil Declines?

    Courtesy of Chris Kimble

    This chart looks at the performance of the S&P 500, Crude Oil and the Yield on the 10-Year note over the past 4-months.

    Crude Oil has declined around 14% more than the S&P during this time frame. Yields have declined, even more, around 36%. The is a huge spread between these assets over this short of a time period.

    A few importa...

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    Chart School

    Bitcoin 2019 fractal with Gold 2013

    Courtesy of Read the Ticker

    Funny how price action patterns repeat, double tops, head and shoulders. These are simply market fractals of supply and demand.

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    Ref: US Crypto Holders Only Have a Few Days to Reply to the IRS 6173 Letter

    Today's news from the US IRS has been blamed for the recent price slump, yet the bitcoin fractal like the gold fractal suggest the market players have set bitcoin up for a slump to $9000 USD long before the IRS news hit the wire.

    Get the impression some market players missed out on the b...

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    Global Central Banks Move To Keep The Party Rolling - Part III

    Courtesy of Technical Traders

    This section of our multi-part article regarding current and past central bank actions, we are going to attempt to look at key elements of the past and present to highlight what we believe may turn out to be an incredible “setup” in the global markets. 

    This setup is almost like a complex chess game where two skilled players battle for control and near the end of the game, one player is left with the King, a Rook, and a Pawn while the other player has a dramatic advantage with stronger chess pieces.  Yet, as the game continues, the weaker player is able to remove one or two of the stronger players key pieces and move his pawn to his opponent’s side to r...

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    Digital Currencies

    New Zealand Becomes 1st Country To Legalize Payment Of Salaries In Crypto

    Courtesy of ZeroHedge View original post here.

    Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have been on a persistent upswing this year, but they're still pretty volatile. But during a time when even some of the most developed economies in the word are watching their currencies bounce around like the Argentine peso (just take a look at a six-month chart for GBPUSD), New Zealand has decided to take the plunge and become the first country to legalize payment in bitcoin, the FT reports.

    The ruling by New Zealand’s tax authority allows salaries and wages to b...

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    Mapping The Market

    How IPOs Are Priced

    Via Jean Luc 

    Funny but probably true:


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    DNA testing companies offer telomere testing - but what does it tell you about aging and disease risk?

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    DNA testing companies offer telomere testing – but what does it tell you about aging and disease risk?

    A telomere age test kit from Telomere Diagnostics Inc. and saliva. collection kit from 23andMe. Anna Hoychuk/

    Courtesy of Patricia Opresko, University of Pittsburgh and Elise Fouquerel, ...

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    Despacito - How to Make Money the Old-Fashioned Way - SLOWLY!

    Are you ready to retire?  

    For most people, the purpose of investing is to build up enough wealth to allow you to retire.  In general, that's usually enough money to reliably generate a year's worth of your average income, each year into your retirement so that that, plus you Social Security, should be enough to pay your bills without having to draw down on your principle.

    Unfortunately, as the last decade has shown us, we can't count on bonds to pay us more than 3% and the average return from the stock market over the past 20 years has been erratic - to say the least - with 4 negative years (2000, 2001, 2002 and 2008) and 14 positives, though mostly in the 10% range on the positives.  A string of losses like we had from 2000-02 could easily wipe out a decades worth of gains.

    Still, the stock market has been better over the last 10 (7%) an...

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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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