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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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    Online shopping: why its unstoppable growth may be coming to an end


    Online shopping: why its unstoppable growth may be coming to an end

    What goes up … Bogdan Vija

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    The Road To Perdition - 10 Cautionary Tenets About US Air Power

    Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

    Authored by William Astore via,

    The American Cult of Bombing and Endless War

    From Syria to Yemen in the Middle East, Libya to Somalia in Africa, Afghanistan to Pakistan in South Asia, an American aerial curtain has descended across a huge swath of the planet.

    Its stated purpose: combatting terrorism.

    Its primary method: constant surveillance and bombing -- and yet more bombing.


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    5 Stocks Moving In Monday's After-Hours Session

    Courtesy of Benzinga.

    • PhaseBio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: PHAS) shares are up 18% after reporting preliminary results from a Phase 2a clinical trial of PB2452 for reversal of antiplatelet activity.
    • Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE: LCI) shares are up 4% after reporting a restructuring plan related to Cody Labs. The company says it sees incurring around $5 million in costs to implement Cody API Restructuring Plan.
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    Consumer genetic testing customers stretch their DNA data further with third-party interpretation websites

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    Consumer genetic testing customers stretch their DNA data further with third-party interpretation websites

    If you’ve got the raw data, why not mine it for more info? Sergey Nivens/

    Courtesy of Sarah Catherine Nelson, University of Washington

    Back in 2016, Helen (a pseudonym) took three different direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests: AncestryDNA, 23andMe and FamilyTreeDNA. She saw genetic testing as a way...

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    Gold Bugs Index Attempting 8-Year Breakout, Says Joe Friday

    Courtesy of Chris Kimble.

    Are Gold Bugs fans about to receive positive news they haven’t had in years? Possible!

    This chart looks at the Gold Bugs Index (HUI) on a weekly basis over a couple of decades. The index has spent the majority of the past 20-year inside of rising channel (1).

    The index hit the top of the channel in 2011, where it peaked and started creating a series of lower highs for the past 8-years, which has formed line (2).

    The index is now kissing the underside of falling resistance and the underside the 2016/2017 lows at (3).

    Joe Friday Just The Fa...

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    Silver Review

    Courtesy of Read the Ticker.

    The folks in the federal reserve will debase the US dollar currency to an extreme degree silver will finally lift off the floor.. 

    Note: Readers should re watch the silver back screen news video, here.

    The following video looks at price action and Wyckoff logic.

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    Digital Currencies

    Cryptos Are Crashing As Asia Opens, Bitcoin Back Below $8k

    Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

    Having survived the day's bloodbath in US tech stocks, cryptos are crashing in the early Asian session, apparently playing catch-down to the day's de-risking.

    While no catalyst is immediately evident, there are some reports noting 13 large global banks are preparing to launch digital versions of major global currencies next year, though we suspect this drop was more algorithmic that fundamental-driven.


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    More Examples Of "Typical Tesla "wise-guy scamminess"

    By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.

    Stanphyl Capital’s letter to investors for the month of March 2019.

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    Friends and Fellow Investors:

    For March 2019 the fund was up approximately 5.5% net of all fees and expenses. By way of comparison, the S&P 500 was up approximately 1.9% while the Russell 2000 was down approximately 2.1%. Year-to-date 2019 the fund is up approximately 12.8% while the S&P 500 is up approximately 13.6% and the ...

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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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    It's Not Capitalism, it's Crony Capitalism

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    It's Not Capitalism, it's Crony Capitalism


    The threat to America is this: we have abandoned our core philosophy. Our first principle of this nation as a meritocracy, a free-market economy, where competition drives economic decision-making. In its place, we have allowed a malignancy to fester, a virulent pus-filled bastardized form of economics so corrosive in nature, so dangerously pestilent, that it presents an extinction-level threat to America – both the actual nation and the “idea” of America.

    This all-encompassing mutant corruption saps men’s souls, crushes opportunities, and destroys economic mobility. Its a Smash & Grab system of ill-gotten re...

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    Swing trading portfolio - week of September 11th, 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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    Free eBook - "My Top Strategies for 2017"



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    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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