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Is it Conceivable Trump is Deliberately Throwing the Election?

Courtesy of Mish.

The downtrend in Trump’s presidential candidacy is now so prolonged that not even the most ardent Trump supporter can deny it.

The decline is all based on silliness. Worse yet, it is self-imposed silliness.

Some of the things Trump has stated are so ridiculous that Brent Budowsky, columnist at The Hill asks Is Trump deliberately throwing the election to Clinton?

Why might Trump, in theory, want to lose the election?

Think about it. If a candidate genuinely wants to become president, would he repeatedly insult the giant wave of Hispanic voters? Would he insult veterans who were heroic prisoners of war by saying that he “like[s] people who weren’t captured”? Would he repeatedly insult the 2008 GOP nominee and great war hero, Sen. John McCain (Ariz.)?

If a candidate actually wants to become president, would he and his advisers plan a strategy that includes praising the mass-murdering communist dictator of North Korea? Which voters did Trump believe he would win with that one? If a candidate truly wants to become president, would he and his foreign policy advisors plan a strategy that repeatedly praises Vladimir Putin, the strongman dictator of Russia, and say he is not sure he would defend Europe nations from a Russian invasion? Does Trump believe there is a pro-Putin vote in America?

I have been to many rodeos in national politics, and literally every single major player in politics that I know expected Trump to “pivot” after the conventions to appear to take more responsible positions and say fewer irresponsible and self-destructive things. Republicans believed Trump would pivot with hope; Democrats believed he would pivot with dread.

Nobody I know believed that Trump would pivot in the opposite direction, becoming even more irresponsible and self-destructive after the conventions.

Did Trump and his campaign managers develop a strategy to attack a Gold Star mother and father? Could any presidential candidate who wants to be elected seem to publicly support Russian espionage against America, and take positions so extreme that a former acting CIA director calls him “an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation”? Would any candidate who actually wants to win make comments about the Second Amendment and a political opponent so that the Secret Service is not happy, the same kind of comments that helped Harry Reid pulverize his Republican opponent into


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‘Shots’ Fired At JFK “Could Have Been Clapping For Olympics” Officials Say

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Update 2:  NY authorities say no confirmation of shots fired at JFK Airport.  Port Authority of NY & NJ says terminal evacuated “out of an abundance of caution.” 

NY authorities say no confirmation of shots fired at JFK Airport https://t.co/4iucEu8CZk pic.twitter.com/gqUkhyy7Iu

— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 15, 2016

 Update: in a rerun of today’s Lochte-IOC fiasco, there are now conflicting reports from the NJ Fire Dept, that no shots fired have been confirmed, contrary to what police scanners and local police did indeed confirm.

JFK UPDATE: NYPD ESU supervisor stating there has been no confirmed shots fired at any terminal. All reports being investigated at this time

— N. Jerzy Fire Alert (@NJerzyFireAlert) August 15, 2016

U/D Queens: JFK Airport at Terminal 8 PAPD & ESU reporting now no shots fired at or any terminals. pic.twitter.com/mJg1ZGewTo

— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) August 15, 2016

All clear has not been given at JFK. Police say there’s no confirmation of shots being fired. They’re checking terminal 8 to be sure.

— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) August 15, 2016

… even though the airport is in full ground stop alert for at least the next hour:

Ground stop at #JFK now until at least 11:30pm due to “security.”

— NYCAviation (@NYCAviation) August 15, 2016

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Police are responding to a call of reported shots fired within JFK Airport Sunday night. The shooting happened in Terminal 8, which belongs to American Airlines, around 9:30 p.m. Police are evacuating the terminal while they search for a suspect. Photos posted to social media show the area being evacuated.

Police are also closing streets in the area.  Drivers are urged to seek alternate routes.

Around 10:15, panic erupted in Terminal 1 with another report of shots fired.

According to PIX11 no injuries have been reported and the police do not have a suspect at this time.

PICTURES: of travelers standing outside the JFK terminal 8 after reported shooting pic.twitter.com/MMZGn8K6O4

— The News Center (@The_News_center) August 15, 2016

Massive police at terminal 8 at JFK. Shots fired!


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Conflicting Reports Of Shots Fired At JFK Terminal 8, Even As Flights Are On Full Ground Stop

Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

Update: in a rerun of today’s Lochte-IOC fiasco, there are now conflicting reports from the NJ Fire Dept, that no shots fired have been confirmed, contrary to what police scanners and local police did indeed confirm.

JFK UPDATE: NYPD ESU supervisor stating there has been no confirmed shots fired at any terminal. All reports being investigated at this time

— N. Jerzy Fire Alert (@NJerzyFireAlert) August 15, 2016

U/D Queens: JFK Airport at Terminal 8 PAPD & ESU reporting now no shots fired at or any terminals. pic.twitter.com/mJg1ZGewTo

— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) August 15, 2016

All clear has not been given at JFK. Police say there’s no confirmation of shots being fired. They’re checking terminal 8 to be sure.

— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) August 15, 2016

… even though the airport is in full ground stop alert for at least the next hour:

Ground stop at #JFK now until at least 11:30pm due to “security.”

— NYCAviation (@NYCAviation) August 15, 2016

* * *

Police are responding to a call of reported shots fired within JFK Airport Sunday night. The shooting happened in Terminal 8, which belongs to American Airlines, around 9:30 p.m. Police are evacuating the terminal while they search for a suspect. Photos posted to social media show the area being evacuated.

Police are also closing streets in the area.  Drivers are urged to seek alternate routes.

Around 10:15, panic erupted in Terminal 1 with another report of shots fired.

According to PIX11 no injuries have been reported and the police do not have a suspect at this time.

PICTURES: of travelers standing outside the JFK terminal 8 after reported shooting pic.twitter.com/MMZGn8K6O4

— The News Center (@The_News_center) August 15, 2016

Massive police at terminal 8 at JFK. Shots fired! Welcome back to us! pic.twitter.com/45kF2bf07O

— Vicki Garvey (@vixternyc) August 15, 2016

Police have Terminal 8 at #JFKAirport under lockdown
Reports of shots fired #NYC pic.twitter.com/OOOgeK6W80

— Andy Mai (@MaiAndy) August 15, 2016

UPDATE: Bomb


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A Post Western World? A Disturbing Interview With Prof. Harry Redner – Part 2

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Submitted by Erico Matias Tavares via Sinclair & Co., 

Prof. Harry Redner was Reader at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, as well as visiting professor at Yale University, University of California-Berkeley and Harvard University. He postulates that the world is now transitioning to “beyond civilization” – a new and unprecedented condition in Human History known as globalization. This in turn has major implications for societies across the world, and in particular developed nations.

He is the author of several articles and fourteen books, including a tetralogy on civilization: “Beyond Civilization: Society, Culture, and the Individual in the Age of Globalization”, “Totalitarianism, Globalization, Colonialism: The Destruction of Civilization since 1914”, “The Tragedy of European Civilization: Towards an Intellectual History of the Twentieth Century” and “The Triumph and Tragedy of the Intellectuals: Evil, Enlightenment, and Death”.

PART II: THE WEST AND THE REST

E. Tavares: In Part I we discussed the ongoing decline of Western Civilization. In this Part we will talk about other major civilizations, or better put their successors, and how they relate to that process. We say successors because as you point out they have all collapsed.

Muslim Civilization disappeared with the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Russian Civilization was obliterated by communist totalitarianism and the resulting millions of casualties. Likewise, the Chinese communist revolution obliterated that nation’s millennial traditions and customs by design. And Indian Civilization did not resist successive Muslim invasions.

Since all four follow a similar pattern of collapse, turmoil, transition and picking up the pieces, let’s use it to analyze each one in turn, starting with the Islamic world.

Talking about its collapse may actually sound nonsensical here since it is the fastest growing religion on the planet (by demographics, not actual conversions), we have seen the emergence of very conservative versions across many Muslim countries, including the once strongly secular Turkey, it touches Western, Russian and Chinese borders (not always peacefully) and it is a topic of robust political discussion on both sides of the Atlantic. So how can the Islamic Civilization be dead?

H. Redner: What you assert is largely true – Islam is expanding both demographically in terms of numbers and geographically in respect of the exodus of Muslims to other areas of the world


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Panic? China Is Hoarding Cash At The Fastest Pace Since Lehman

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The last few months have seen trillions of dollars of fresh credit puked into existence in China to enable goal-seeked growth numbers to creep lower (as opposed to utterly collapse). The problem is… the Chinese are hoarding that cash at the fastest pace since Lehman as liquidity concerns flood through the nation.

China’s M2, a broad gauge of money supply including savings deposits, rose at the slowest pace in 15 months and trailed the government’s full-year target of +11% in July. But, as Bloomberg details, by contrast, M1, the total of cash, checks and demand deposits, rose at the quickest pace in six years…

That shows companies “are holding all this cash, but investment returns are low and there are few options for projects,” said Liu Dongliang, a senior analyst at China Merchants Bank Co. in Shenzhen.

In fact, no matter what has been done since the Chinese stock market crashed, the Chinese have been hoarding cash…

In fact, the hoarding of cash in China corresponded with the top in 1999/2000, and the top in 2007…

“probably nothing”





Democrats Brace For More Leaks As Pelosi Changes Cell Number After Barrage Of “Obscene, Sick Calls”

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Following the Friday night dump of Democratic files released by the hacker Guccifer 2.0, which included the contact information of all Congressional democrats including personal emails and cell phone numbers, the reaction has been swift, and nowhere more so than in the case of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who said that after receiving “scores of mostly obscene and sick calls, voicemails and text messages“, she was forced to change her number, she said on Saturday.

Please be careful not to allow your children or family members to answer your phone” she said while urging members and staff who were receiving similar calls to change their phone numbers, 

Pelosi added that she was on a flight to from Florida to California when the information was released, and received the unwanted messages upon landing.

As we reported on Friday night, the hacking group “Guccifer 2.0″ claimed responsibility for the breach, which took documents from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. American officials have said the hack is likely the work of Russian intelligence services. They have yet to show any evidence to substantiate the allegations.

Friday’s was the latest release of information from cyber-attacks against Democratic organizations as the 2016 elections heat up. The FBI has said it has “high confidence” the Russian government hacked party groups and the personal e-mails of political operatives, despite repeated denials by the actual infiltrators.

Pelosi said the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has hired a cybersecurity technology firm to investigate the breach, which she termed “an electronic Watergate break-in” and that the Capitol Police were looking at any threats posed by the release. The House information technology system wasn’t compromised, Pelosi said.

Appended to Pelosi’s letter was a memo from John Ramsey, chief information security officer for the House, outlining steps that should be taken immediately by those affected, from changing passwords to contacting police if they receive any threats.

Moments ago, the WSJ reported that Democrats brace for even more hacked leaks, after the two websites, the WordPress site of Guccifer 2.0 and that of DCLeaks, now serve as portals for leaking sensitive and at times embarrassing information about the Democratic Party and its supporters. The WSJ adds that “the precise motives of the entities controlling these webpages cannot be learned because their identities are unclear”


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Japan Q2 GDP Misses, Unchanged From First Quarter, As Business Spending, Exports Slide

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After a flurry of disappointing GDP reports from the US and Europe, not to mention last week’s uniformly poor Chinese economic data, Japan was the latest country to report that nominal economic growth in the second quarter rose a disppointing 0.2% annualized, missing expectations of a 0.7% increase, and down from the revised 2.0%  GDP growth in Q1, while on a sequential basis GDP was flat with the first quarter.

While private consumption rose 0.2% q/q; in line with estimate, there was pronounced weakness in business spending which fell 0.4% q/q; well below the consensus estimate of +0.2%, while net exports dipped -0.3% from last month’s 0.1%, confirming yet again the global economic growth remains in the doldrums, and that the BOJ is in desperate need of putting more pressure on the Japanese Yen, something it has failed to do so far this year despite unleashing NIRP and doubling the pace of its ETF purchases.

Annualized GDP barely grew, rising just 0.2%, and missed expectations.

On a sequential basis, GDP was unchanged, after fluctuating between contraction and growth for 4 consecutive quarters.

As Betty Rui Wang, an economist at Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong observes, corporate investment has declined for two consecutive quarters, the first time since the sales-tax hike in 2014, said “GDP signals, especially for the business sector, that there is big downside risk” She also noted that the report doesn’t fully reflect the U.K.’s June 23 Brexit vote.

“The strong yen’s continued since the beginning of the year and I think a wait-and-see posture may have spread when it comes to business investment,” said Masaki Kuwahara, an economist at Nomura Securities in Tokyo.

“The number confirmed that there are still risks in the global economy,” said Kuwahara. “China’s economy is a major risk for Japan.”

It was unclear if, like China, Japan would also blame the weather for the sudden economic weakness.

More troubling is that despite the surge in the BOJ’s balance sheet to unprecedented levels, Japan’s business investment has been basically unchanged for the past three years.

Perhaps the reason for the miss is that the BOJ simply did not buy more ETFs, although it remains unclear just how the central bank becoming a top shareholder in some 55 names over the


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George Soros Hacked, Over 2,500 Internal Docs Released Online

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Last Thursday, as Bloomberg was gingerly setting the stage, and the preemptive damage control for what was about to be a historic leak, it did everything in its power to deflect attention from the key topic, namely that prominent liberal billionaire and Hillary supporter, George Soros had been hacked and countless documents were about to be leaked, and instead focus on the alleged identity of the hackers, the so-called DCLeaks, which – like all other “experts” – it positioned as yet another Russian government-sponsored operation.

To this we had one retort: “Far more important than the inane speculation on the hackers’ identity, is the now official disclosure – and warning – that Soros himself was hacked. Bloomberg writes that Open Society Foundations, the Soros group, reported the breach to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in June, according to spokeswoman Laura Silber, who added that an investigation by a security firm found the intrusion was limited to an intranet system used by board members, staff and foundation partners.”

And, sure enough, over the weekend that is precisely what DCLeaks revealed as it disclosed over two thousand internal documents from groups run by George Soros were leaked online Saturday after hackers infiltrated the groups. The 2,576 files were released by DCLeaks, a website which claims to be “launched by the American hacktivists who respect and appreciate freedom of speech, human rights and government of the people.”

The documents are from multiple departments of Soros’ organizations. Soros’ the Open Society Foundations seems to be the group with the most documents in the leak. Files come from sections representing almost all geographical regions in the world, from the USA, to Europe, Eurasia, Asia, Latin, America, Africa, the World Bank “the President’s Office”, as well as an unknown entity named SOUK. As the Daily Caller notes, there are documents dating from at least 2008 to 2016.

Documents in the leak range from research papers such as “EUROPEAN CRISIS: Key Developments of the Past 48 Hours” focusing on the impact of the refugee crisis, to a document titled “The Ukraine debate in Germany“, to an update specific financials of grants.

They reveal work plans, strategies, priorities and other activities by Soros, and include reports on European elections,


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When Will the Bank of Japan Own 100% of Japanese ETFs?

Courtesy of Mish.

The Bank of Japan is on a rampage buying everything in sight, from stocks to bonds. It’s on course to becoming the largest shareholder of 55 companies by the end of the year.

Please consider The Bank of Japan’s Unstoppable Rise to Shareholder No. 1.

The Bank of Japan’s controversial march to the top of shareholder rankings in the world’s third-largest equity market is picking up pace.

Already a top-five owner of 81 companies in Japan’s Nikkei 225 Stock Average, the BOJ is on course to become the No. 1 shareholder in 55 of those firms by the end of next year, according to estimates compiled by Bloomberg from the central bank’s exchange-traded fund holdings. BOJ Governor Haruhiko Kuroda almost doubled his annual ETF buying target last month, adding to an unprecedented campaign to revitalize Japan’s stagnant economy.

The central bank’s influence on Japanese stocks already rivals that of the biggest traders, often called “whales” in the industry jargon. It’s the No. 1 shareholder in piano maker Yamaha Corp., Bloomberg estimates show, after its ownership stake via ETFs climbed to about 5.9 percent.

The BOJ is set to become the top holder of about five other Nikkei 225 companies by year-end, after boosting its annual ETF buying target to 6 trillion yen last month. By 2017, the central bank will rank No. 1 in about a quarter of the index’s members, including Olympus Corp., the world’s biggest maker of endoscopes; Fanuc Corp., the largest producer of industrial robots; and Advantest Corp., one of the top manufacturers of semiconductor-testing devices.

Disappearing Float

The free float at Fast Retailing Co., whose top weighting in the Nikkei 225 makes it a major recipient of BOJ money, is about 25 percent of shares outstanding. The BOJ owns about half the company’s free float now, a proportion that will rise to 63 percent by year-end, according to Nomura Holdings Inc., Japan’s biggest brokerage.

BOJ purchases could soak up the remaining free float at companies including Comsys Holdings Corp. and Tokyo Electron Ltd. over the next year, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

“It’s going to become hard to trade,” Ito said. “Stocks that have a low free-float ratio will become very volatile.”

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How Long Can Economic Reality Be Ignored?

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Submitted by Paul Craig Roberts via Strategic-Culture.org,

Trump and Hitlery have come out with the obligatory “economic plans.” Neither them nor their advisors, have any idea about what really needs to be done, but this is of no concern to the media.

The presstitutes operate according to “pay and say.” They say what they are paid to say and that is whatever serves the corporations and the government. This means that the presstitutes like Hitlery’s economic plan and do not like Trump’s.

Yesterday I listened to the NPR presstitutes say how Trump pretends to be in favor of free trade but really is against it, because he is against all the free trade agreements such as NAFTA, the Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic partnerships. The presstitutes don’t know that these are not trade agreements. NAFTA is a “give away American jobs” agreement, and the so-called partnerships give away the sovereignty of countries in order to award global corporations immunity from laws.

As I have reported on many occasions, the Oligarchs’ government lies to us about everything, including economic statistics. For example, we are told that we have been enjoying an economic recovery since June, 2009, that we are more or less at full employment with an unemployment rate of 5% or less, and that there is no inflation. We are told this despite the facts that the “recovery” is based on the under-reporting of the inflation rate, the unemployment rate is 23%, and inflation is high.

GDP is measured in current prices. If GDP rises 3% this year over last year, the output of real goods and services might have risen 3% or prices might have gone up by 3% or real output might have dropped but is masked by price increases. To know what really happened the nominal GDP number has to be deflated by the amount of inflation.

In times past we could get a reasonable idea of how the economy was doing, because the measure of inflation was reasonable. That is no longer the case. Various “reforms” have taken inflation out of the measures of inflation. For example, if the price of an item in the inflation index goes up, the item is taken out and a cheaper item put in its place. Alternatively, the price rise is called a “quality improvement” and not counted as


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World Trade War I: US Asks South Korea To Join Anti-Huawei Campaign

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The bilateral trade war between the US and China is gradually becoming a global trade war of global geopolitical and commercial dominance between the US and Chinese spheres of influence.

Shortly after the two largest mobile phone companies in the UK decided against launching Huawei-built 5G phones this morning, and roughly around the time a bevy of Japanese tech and telecom companies including ARM Holdings, Panasonic and SoftBank all imposed a boycott on supplying Huawei with mission critical components joining Australia, and New Zealand as major US allies to end commercial relat...



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Overpriced tech IPOs sell grand visions but aren't worth their valuations

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The year of the tech IPO is 2019. Uber went public on May 10 with a US$82.4 billion valuation. Fellow ride-sharing app Lyft floated in March with a U$24 billion valuation and Pinterest had a US$10 billion IPO in April...



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Emerging Markets About To Submerge If 3-Year Support Breaks?

Courtesy of Chris Kimble.

Are Emerging Markets about to “Submerge” and head a good deal lower? What they do at (3) will go a long way in answering this question!

Emerging Markets ETF (EEM) has been lagging the broad market for the past 15-months. They hit their 50% retracement level of the last year’s highs and lows and falling resistance at (2) recently. The weakness of last has EEM trading below its 200-MA line.

EEM has spent the majority of the past 3-years inside of rising channel (1), which reflects that this trend remains up. The weakness of late has it testing the bo...



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Amgen To Buy Danish Collaborator Nuevolution For $167M

Courtesy of Benzinga.

Amgen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMGN) took a logical step forward in buying a preclinical biotech it has been collaborating with since 2016. 

What Happened

Amgen announced Wednesday an agreement to buy Copenhagen-based Nuevolution for $167 million.

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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

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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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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

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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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