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Lululemon Winning Streak At Four Days

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Lululemon Athletica Inc. (NASDAQ: LULU) shares are trading higher by $2.72 at $52 in Monday’s session. It is trading higher for the fourth day in a row and is now almost $9 above its lows from last Tuesday ($43.14).

After a higher open, it quickly lost $1 before finding support at $48.54 and reversing course. Since surpassing Friday’s high ($51.50), it climbed to $52.25. That marks the highest level for the issue since it peaked on November 16 at $53.15.

The company will announce Q3 results on December 9.

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Morning Market Gainers

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Can-Fite BioPharma 6K Out on Securities Purchase Agreement
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Can Fite Biopharma Ltd (ADR) (NYSE: CANF) shares jumped 40.91 percent to $3.72 on CF102 NASH data.

KaloBios Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: KBIO) shares surged 24.05 percent to $22.64 after jumping 75.48 percent on Friday. KaloBios Pharma named Martin Shkreli as CEO and announced a new financing.

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: TSYS) shares rose 12.53 percent to $4.94 after Comtech Telecomm. Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced plans to acquire TeleCommunication Systems for $430.8 million.

Novocure Ltd (NASDAQ: NVCR) surged 11.51 percent to $24.58 after new Phase 3 data showed that “glioblastoma patients who received TTFields in combination with chemotherapy at first recurrence lived significantly longer than patients who received chemotherapy alone.”

Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE: BTU) shares climbed 11.07 percent to $12.54 after the company agreed to divest coal assets in New Mexico and Colorado for $358 million.

Aptose Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: APTO) gained 9.96 percent to $2.76 after the company reported that it has suspended clinical dosing of APTO-253 to review its drug manufacturing processes and procedures.

CTI BioPharma Corp (NASDAQ: CTIC) surged 9.14 percent to $1.20 after the company reported that it has initiated rolling submission of U.S. NDA for pacritinib for the treatment of patients with myelofibrosis.

Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE: MNK) rose 7.15 percent to $65.36 after the company reported better-than-expected results for its fiscal fourth quarter on Monday.

Tuniu Corp (NASDAQ: TOUR) shares gained 2.99 percent to $16.18 following announcement of a $500 million investment by the HNA Tourism Group.

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Earnings Scheduled For November 23, 2015

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Earnings Scheduled For November 23, 2015
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GameStop Corp. (NYSE: GME) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.59 per share on revenue of $2.14 billion.

Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $10.34 billion.

Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE: PANW) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.32 per share on revenue of $284.40 million.

Trina Solar Limited (ADR) (NYSE: TSL) is projected to report its quarterly earnings at $0.28 per share on revenue of $762.57 million.

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc (NYSE: JEC) is estimated to report its quarterly earnings at $0.77 per share on revenue of $3.04 billion.

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BRCD) is expected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.24 per share on revenue of $575.10 million.

Baozun Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: BZUN) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.16 per share on revenue of $531.87 million.

Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ: CPRT) is estimated to post its quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $290.22 million.

Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $625.62 million.

Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE: MNK) is expected to report its quarterly earnings at $1.77 per share on revenue of $870.52 million.

YY Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ: YY) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.82 per share on revenue of $225.60 million.

Post Holdings Inc (NYSE: POST)…
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America’s Great Lie. Europe’s Great Shame. Russia’s Great Case

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Submitted by Tyler Durden.

Authored by Eric Zuesse via,

The West owes Russia a hell of a lot; but what it owes Russia first is a deep apology, and a welcome into Europe, of which Russia has been and is an extremely important nation, and very unjustly denied its rightful place there. What doesn’t belong in Europe is the U.S., not in any way whatsoever, especially since the U.S. is now a dictatorship. (Anyone who says it’s not a dictatorship and who doesn’t click onto that link to find out that he’s been snookered to think it’s still a democracy, should just stop reading here right now, because this aricle is going to be suitable only for people with open, critical, inquiring minds — not for closed-minded or stupid readers.)

Why does America’s anti-Russia military club NATO still exist, after the Soviet Union’s equivalent Warsaw Pact disbanded in 1991 when the Soviet Union and its communism voluntarily ended?

NATO is nothing but America’s anti-Russia military club, against Russia and against any nation (such as Iraq, or Libya, or Syria) that supports Russia.

We killed Gaddafi in Libya because he supported Russia in international relations. We produced the failed state and jihadist mayhem that now exists there; we destroyed Libya and now the refugees from there are flooding into Europe, along with the refugees from our attacks to bring down Assad in Syria.

We overthrew (via a bloody coup and no ‘democratic revolution’ such as the West lies to assert) Yanukovych in Ukraine allegedly because he turned down the EU’s offer to Ukraine after learning that the price-tag for Ukrainians would be $160 billion if Ukraine were to comply with the EU’s demands. But the U.S. was already organizing the coup against him starting a year before the coup, and nine months before Yanukovych turned down the EU’s offer.

We are trying to overthrow Assad in Syria because he supports Russia in international relations.

This isn’t bullying?

This is ‘democracy’?

This is dictatorship: totalitarianism in the West, against Russia and any other nation that isn’t buckling to the U.S. aristocracy and its allied aristocracies in Europe, and (especially with the new bellicose nationalistic Abe government), also in Japan.

This is ugly.

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Spot The Odd Asset Class Out This Year

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Submitted by Tyler Durden.

Amid the carnage in commodities, frenzy in FX, and breakdowns in bonds, one asset class in one region of the world stands among the majors… The Nasdaq 100 Index.

(click image for large legible version)

Source: VisualCapitalist

This chart from Macquarie puts the year in perspective for commodity investors. It covers various asset classes including equities, FX markets, bonds, and commodity prices, and charts them YTD in terms of US dollars and expressed as a percentage.

For a simple chart, there is a lot of information here to consider.

For starters, on the far right is the prime culprit in stymying commodity markets: the Dollar Index. The US dollar, which commodities are priced in, has had a big year with close to a 10% return YTD. While the US economy is still suspect at best, it has served as a safe haven for investors this year over markets such as Europe, China, and Japan. As a result, the USD has had the best performance of all of these asset classes listed on the chart.

The other market on the right worth noting is the Nasdaq, home to many of the tech stocks that have kept the US economy chugging along. While some are skeptical of the true value of some of the companies in Silicon Valley, it cannot be denied that the Googles, Facebooks, and Amazons of the world are the key to keeping US growth intact in any capacity.

Of course – you should not worry about US equities being expensive or mispriced…

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To the left of the zero mark, things get dire fast.

Precious metals such as gold and silver are down, but this can be mostly attributed to the strength of the dollar. Energy and industrial metals, on the other hand, have been thoroughly routed due to a combination of dollar strength and slowing Chinese growth. Many agricommodities have struggled as well.

The biggest losers of the bunch include rhodium, nickel, iron ore, and lean hogs, all which are down more than 30% YTD.

Sitting Ducks In China’s Bathtub – An Overture To World War III?

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Submitted by Tyler Durden.

Submitted by Doug Casey via,

It’s always been true, as Bourne said, that “war is the health of the State.” But it’s especially true when economic times get tough. That’s because governments like to blame their problems on outsiders; even an imagined foreign threat tends to unify opinions around those of the leaders. Since economies around the world are all weakening, and political leaders are all similar in essential mindset, there’s good reason to believe the trend towards World War III is accelerating.

Many politicians and pundits in the U.S. blame “those damn Chinese” for taking “our jobs” by filling Walmart with tons of cheap goods, and the swarthy ragheads for making the price of oil too high (usually, but now too low).

The Russians, the Iranians, the Taliban (who will soon reconquer Afghanistan) and ISIS (which is carving out a new nation-state from the ruins of Syria and Iraq) are permanent members on the list of Bad Boys.

But now, since the Obama regime has decided to “pivot to the East,” you can underline China’s name on that list.

The “pivot” being the U.S. government’s new focus on meddling in Asia, as opposed to meddling in the Middle East and Europe. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the U.S. will be the principal security power in the Pacific “for decades to come.” I’m sure the locals, including the Chinese, were thrilled to hear that.

It’s said that the U.S. government has combat troops (or advisors, as highly trained special ops guys are usually euphemistically termed) in about 100 countries. It’s hard to keep track of their latest “intervention”…although “interference” is a better word. Note that I said “they,” not “us,” in reference to Washington. The city has a life of its own and its interests are not necessarily those of the country it rules.

Let’s see…sending arms to a puppet government in Kiev to help put down a secession in Donetsk and Lugansk. Sending jets, and now ground troops, to Syria, which will quite possibly create an incident with the Russians. 150 soldiers to Uganda to fight the Lord’s Resistance Army and 300 to Cameroon to fight Boko Haram. And more troops to Iraq and Afghanistan to help out our “allies.” For the moment, they’re the best allies money can buy.

It’s hard to…
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What The Fed Hath Wrought – Bonds/Stock Positioning Most Extreme Since The End Of QE1

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Submitted by Tyler Durden.

Having recently explained how "The Fed has done everything it can to avoid surprising the market," vice-chair Stan Fischer better be right about what happens next. With all the double-edged FedSpeak and CONfidence reiteration – in the face of tsunami-like global deflationary forces only made reflexively worse by a soaring US Dollar – speculators are at extremely short bonds and short VIX (bullish stocks). The last time this happened was the end of QE1…

Aggregating across the entire Treasury future complex, speculators are the most next short since the end of QE1…

And now speculators have turned net short VIX once again…

The last time the combined levels of short bonds and short VIX were this extreme was as QE1 ended in 2010… This happened next…

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“It’s All A Lie” – Eric Sprott Slams Massive Monetary Metals Manipulation

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Submitted by Tyler Durden.

Submitted by Mac Slavo via,

If the government’s official statistics are to be believed the U.S. economy is moving full steam ahead. Consumer are spending, the job market is expanding, real estate has recovered, stocks are soaring and the U.S. dollar is stronger than it has been in a decade.

But if you have yet to realize it, it’s all a lie. So says billionaire investor Eric Sprott of Sprott Global, which manages hundreds of millions of dollars in contrarian investment funds for clients all over the world. Well known for his long-term bullishness on the resource sector, specifically precious metals, Sprott joined First Mining Finance chairman Keith Neumeyer in a must-see interview where the pair discuss everything from the state of the global economy and trade to gold market manipulation and the inevitable breakdown of highly leveraged paper trading exchanges.

Neumeyer recently sent a very public letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission highlighting rampant price suppression, noting that neither real producers or real consumers are being represented by the manipulative practices of a small concentration of players. Echoing those concerns Sprott suggests that for every 5 tons of real gold there are some 1500 tons worth of claims. The inevitable outcome should claimants ever want to take delivery of physical inventory will be an unprecedented explosion in price:

To be brutally honest, I mean, that’s what I dream of… I think we’re almost at that point where we might very well have a shortage of gold and silver by a product of this last raid here, so much so that we’ll take those 5 tons from the COMEX because we have lots of people buying silver and gold.

The manipulation of precious metals, coupled with the supply and demand fundamentals which Sprott says will lead to shortages over the next few years as mining companies reduce output or close up shop, will leave many investors who think their gold holdings are easily convertible to physical assets with nothing more than depreciating Yellen Bucks at exactly the moment they’ll need precious metals in their possession.

Everything says to me that the demand for gold is in excess of the supply. And, of course, you wonder why the price would go down, but people look at the COMEX which stays manipulated, which is so obvious to me what’s going on.

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“Winter Is Coming” – Wall Street Economists At Work

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Submitted by Tyler Durden.

It’s that time of year again…

When angry mobs of Americans trample one another for the very last Victoria’s Secret thong, when the world over-indulges, over-consumes, and over-stimulates… And of course…

It’s the time of year when Wall Street’s best paid and brightest are forced to admit their utter cluelessness…

As Reuters shows, the last two years have been extremely embarrassing for the so-called professionals…

US GDP Q1 2014 vs2

US GDP Q1 2015 vs2

Of course, blame-mongery will be rife:

  • Weather was so 2014 (although El Nino is bound to crop up in more than a few memes this year)
  • Port Strikes were “the new black” in 2015

So, what will the excuse be this year – since there is no way anyone could blame The Fed?

Charts: Bloomberg

Gold Mini Flash-Crashes At Asian Open

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Submitted by Tyler Durden.

Someone decided that the exact opening of Gold futures trading on a Sunday night – ahead of a holiday week in the US – was the perfect time to liquidate over $161 million notional of ‘paper’ precious metals contracts… Currencies were unmoved, stocks are leaking higher and bonds lower.

Admittedly the flush was modest in size (around a 0.5% drop and pop) but we are sure whover this gold-seller’s fiduciary duty is owed to will not mind at all…

1500 or so contracts liquidated instantly… makes perfect sense.


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Congress is considering privacy legislation - be afraid


Congress is considering privacy legislation – be afraid

Courtesy of Jeff Sovern, St. John's University

Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis called privacy the “right to be let alone.” Perhaps Congress should give states trying to protect consumer data the same right.

For years, a gridlocked Congress ignored privacy, apart from occasionally scolding companies such as Equifax and Marriott after their major data breaches. In its absence, ...

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Key Events This Week: Trade War, EU Elections, Durables, PMIs And Fed Minutes

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Looking at this week's key events, Deutsche Bank's Craig Nicol writes that while the unpredictable nature of US-China trade developments will likely continue to be the main focus for markets again next week, we also have the European Parliament elections circus to look forward to as well as various survey reports including the flash May PMIs which may offer some insight into the impact of trade escalation on economic data. The FOMC and ECB meeting minutes are also due, along with a heavy calendar of Fed officials speaking.

The European Parliament elections will kick off next Thursday with voting continuing into the weekend across the continent, with results expected on Sunday. With the elections surrounded by internal and external challenges for the EU, members di...

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Will S&P 500 Double Top Derail The Rally?

Courtesy of Chris Kimble.

The rally off the December stock market lows has been strong, to say the least. The S&P 500 rallied 25 percent before hitting and testing the 2018 high.

The old highs proved to be formidable resistance and ushered in some volatility in May… and a 5 percent pullback.

In today’s 2-pack, we look at that resistance level – could that be a double top? We can see similar patterns develop on the S&P 500 Index and its Equal Weight counterpart.

Both indexes are testing short-term Fibonacci retracement levels of the recent decline at point (2).

What takes place here after potential double top highs will be important. Stay tuned...

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60 Biggest Movers From Friday

Courtesy of Benzinga.

  • Fastly, Inc. (NYSE: FSLY) shares jumped 50 percent to close at $23.99 on Friday. Fastly priced its 11.25 million share IPO at $16 per share.
  • Outlook Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: OTLK) shares climbed 37.3 percent to close at $2.10 on Friday after the stock rose over 68 percent Thursday following an Oppenheimer initiation at Outperform with a price target of $12.
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Weekly Market Recap May 18, 2019

Courtesy of Blain.

China – U.S. trade talk continued to dominate the week.   A heavy selloff Monday was followed by 3 up days, with Friday moderately down.

On Monday, Chinese officials announced retaliatory tariffs against the U.S., hitting $60 billion in annual exports to China with new or expanded duties that could reach 25%.

Then on Wednesday:

The Trump administration plans to delay a decision on instituting new tariffs on car and auto part imports for up to six months, according to media reports.


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Cryptocurrencies are finally going mainstream - the battle is on to bring them under global control


Cryptocurrencies are finally going mainstream – the battle is on to bring them under global control

The high seas are getting lower. dianemeise

Courtesy of Iwa Salami, University of East London

The 21st-century revolutionaries who have dominated cryptocurrencies are having to move over. Mainstream financial institutions are adopting these assets and the blockchain technology that enables them, in what ...

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DNA as you've never seen it before, thanks to a new nanotechnology imaging method

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DNA as you've never seen it before, thanks to a new nanotechnology imaging method

A map of DNA with the double helix colored blue, the landmarks in green, and the start points for copying the molecule in red. David Gilbert/Kyle Klein, CC BY-ND

Courtesy of David M. Gilbert, Florida State University


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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

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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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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:


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