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10 Stocks To Watch For July 20, 2018

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10 Stocks To Watch For July 20, 2018

Some of the stocks that may grab investor focus today are:

  • Wall Street expects Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) to report quarterly earnings at $2.04 per share on revenue of $3.50 billion before the opening bell. Stanley Black & Decker shares gained 0.98 percent to close at $139.65 on Thursday.
  • Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) reported upbeat results for its fiscal fourth quarter and issued strong forecast for the current quarter. Microsoft shares climbed 3.79 percent to $108.36 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts expect Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) to report quarterly earnings at $2.01 per share on revenue of $10.81 billion before the opening bell. Honeywell shares gained 0.72 percent to $148.60 in pre-market trading.
  • PTC Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTCT) agreed to acquire Agilis Biotherapeutics for $50 million in cash and $150 million in common stock. PTC Therapeutics shares gained 8.34 percent to $39.60 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts are expecting General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) to have earned $0.17 per share on revenue of $29.39 billion in the latest quarter. GE will release earnings before the markets open. GE shares rose 1.02 percent to $13.87 in pre-market trading.

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  • Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG) reported better-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Thursday. Intuitive Surgical shares rose 2.63 percent to $535.00 in the pre-market trading session.
  • Before the markets open, ManpowerGroup Inc. (NYSE: MAN) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.33 per share on revenue of $5.87 billion. ManpowerGroup shares dropped 0.62 percent to close at $86.10 on Thursday.
  • Zynerba Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: ZYNE) reported a common stock offering. The size was not disclosed. Zynerba Pharmaceuticals shares dipped 18.43 percent to $8.50 in pre-market trading.
  • Analysts expect Schlumberger Limited (NYSE: SLB) to report quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $8.36 billion before the opening bell. Schlumberger shares rose 0.10 percent to $66.99 in pre-market trading.
  • Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE: COF) reported stronger-than-expected earnings for its second quarter. Capital One shares 2.13 percent to $97.40 in pre-market trading.

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Stifel Raises Microsoft Price Target After ‘Big Wow’ Of A Quarter

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Stifel Raises Microsoft Price Target After 'Big Wow' Of A Quarter

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) reported Thursday afternoon with a “big wow” of a fourth-quarter report that turned Stifel incrementally bullish.

The Analyst

Stifel’s Brad Reback maintains a Buy rating on Microsoft with a price target lifted from $107 to $118.

The Thesis

Microsoft’s fiscal Q4 print confirms that the tech giant’s momentum across multiple product and services lines — hybrid, intelligent cloud/intelligent edge and gaming — remain strong, Reback said in a note. (See the analyst’s track record here.) 

The analyst said the momentum should be sustainable in coming quarters for the following reasons: 

  • A favorable IT and macro environment.
  • The ongoing Win10 replacement cycle.
  • Strong execution from the sales force.
  • Ongoing expense discipline.

One “lone nit” was present in Microsoft’s earnings report, Reback said: a miss on the cash flow line, as CFFO of $11.42 billion fell short of the $12.6 billion the analyst expected and the Street’s model of $12.98 billion. Yet the cash flow miss was mostly due to multiple one-time items in the quarter, such as tax payments related to ASC 606 and TCJA, along with an earlier-than-expected start on building holiday-related inventory, he said. 

Microsoft remains attractive based on strong ongoing execution, attractive capital return of more than $20 billion annually and a “constructive” valuation at 18 times 2020 EV/FCF versus 14 to 19 times for mega-cap peers, according to Stifel. 

Price Action

Microsoft shares were trading higher by 2.95 percent off the open Friday. 

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Date Firm Action From To
Jul 2018 BMO Capital Maintains Outperform Outperform
Jul 2018 Wells Fargo Maintains Outperform Outperform
Jul 2018 Credit Suisse Maintains Outperform Outperform

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A Peek Into The Markets: Dow Futures Fall Ahead Of Earnings

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A Peek Into The Markets: Dow Futures Fall Ahead Of Earnings

Pre-open movers

U.S. stock futures traded mostly lower in early pre-market trade, ahead of earnings from several companies. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard is set to speak in Glasgow, KY at 8:20 a.m. ET.

Futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 92 points to 24,967, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 index futures traded fell 5.75 points to 2,799.50. Futures for the Nasdaq 100 index climbed 11.75 points to 7,379.50.

Oil prices traded higher as Brent crude futures rose 0.03 percent to trade at $72.60 per barrel, while US WTI crude futures rose 0.24 percent to trade at $69.63 a barrel. The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week is schedule for release at 1:00 p.m. ET.

A Peek Into Global Markets

European markets were lower today, with the Spanish Ibex Index falling 0.47 percent, STOXX Europe 600 Index declining 0.30 percent and German DAX 30 index dropping 0.53 percent. The UK’s FTSE index was trading lower by 0.27 percent, while French CAC 40 Index fell 0.64 percent.

In Asian markets, Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average fell 0.29 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rose 0.76 percent, China’s Shanghai Composite Index climbed 2.05 percent and India’s BSE Sensex rose 0.40 percent.

Broker Recommendation

Analysts at Cowen & Co. downgraded Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM) from Outperform to Market Perform.

Philip Morris shares fell 0.37 percent to $80.60 in pre-market trading.

Breaking News

  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE: SWK) reported better-than-expected results for its second quarter, but lowered its profit outlook.
  • SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) reported upbeat earnings for its second quarter.
  • General Electric Company (NYSE: GE) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter.
  • Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) reported better-than-expected earnings for its second quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.

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Philip Morris’ Weakness In Japan, South Korea Sparks Cowen Downgrade

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Philip Morris' Weakness In Japan, South Korea Sparks Cowen Downgrade

Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE: PM) reported second-quarter results Thursday that prompted Cowen drop its bullish stance on the cigarette maker. 

The Analyst

Cowen’s Vivien Azer downgraded Philip Morris from Outperform to Market Perform with a price target lowered from $99 to $85.

The Thesis

Philip Morris’ earnings report was accompanied with a downward revision to its earnings guidance, which is clearly disappointing to investors, Azer said in the downgrade note. (See the analyst’s track record here.) 

The company does deserve some credit for the transparency in its revision, the analyst said. Cowen adjusted multiple assumptions related to the IQOS smokeless tobacco device: 

  • Total 2018 IQOS  shipment volumes were lowered from 45.5 billion to 39.5 billion.
  • Sequential share losses in Japan in the third and fourth quarter are projected at 40 basis points versus 30-basis point losses in the second quarter.
  • Flat performance in South Korea in the third and fourth quarter versus a 70-basis point gain in the second quarter.

Even if Philip Morris sees upside in IQOS shipments in other markets across Europe and Russia, it’s unlikely they would be large enough to offset poorer performance in key markets like Japan and South Korea, which combine for 70 percent of total volumes, Azer said. 

Philip Morris’s upcoming analyst meeting in late September could prove to be a catalyst, but without a large reversal in Japan and South Korea, any upside in the near-term is “more muted,” according to Cowen. 

Price Action

Philip Morris shares were trading up 3.57 percent to $83.79 at the time of publication Friday afternoon. 

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Latest Ratings for PM

Date Firm Action From To
Jul 2018 JP Morgan Downgrades Overweight Neutral
Jul 2018 Citigroup Maintains Buy Buy
Jul 2018 Stifel Nicolaus Maintains Buy Buy

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Energetic Trades For Energy Earnings

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Energetic Trades For Energy Earnings

The Energy Select Sector Index (IXETR) is up about 4 percent, underscoring a solid performance by the resurgent energy patch.

Starting Friday, second-quarter earnings reports will test the energy sector’s mettle as a slew of big-name sector components reports over the coming days.

What Happened

Energy is expected to be a primary driver of S&P 500 earnings growth for the recently completed second quarter.

“Q2 estimates moved up modestly since the quarter got underway, but the positive revisions were primarily because of the Energy sector. Excluding the Energy sector, estimates for the quarter would be modestly down in the last 10 weeks,” said Direxion.

The first test arrived earlier today when Schlumberger N.V. (NYSE: SLB), the world’s largest oilfield services provider services provider, delivered a mixed report in which it achieved its consensus EPS estimate but missed its top-line projection by about $60 million. Schlumberger is the third-largest holding in the Energy Select Sector Index.

Why It’s Important

The Direxion Daily Energy Bull 3X Shares (NYSE: ERX) aims to deliver triple the daily returns of the Energy Select Sector Index. ERX’s bearish counterpart, the Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3X Shares (NYSE: ERY), attempts to deliver triple the daily returns of that index.

Over the next week, ERX and ERY could see increased earnings-driven activity and volatility as a slew of the energy sectors marquee names report results. As was previously mentioned, Schlumberger reports Friday, but next brings the potential for significant opportunity with ERX and ERY.

From Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27, seven of the top 10 components in the Energy Select Sector Index deliver second-quarter results. The July 26 and July 27 period is potentially significant for ERX and ERY because on those two days, because on those two days, just over half the Energy Select Sector Index reports earnings.

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BofA Points To Yum China’s Earnings Downside Risk In Downgrade

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BofA Points To Yum China's Earnings Downside Risk In Downgrade

Shares of Yum China Holdings Inc (NYSE: YUMC) are trading near 52-week lows, and its decline since January doesn’t fully factor in future downside risk, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch. 

The Analyst

BofA’s Chen Luo downgraded Yum China from Neutral to Underperform with a price target lowered from $44.30 to $34.

The Thesis

Yum China’s stock has lost around 8 percent since the start of 2018, but three headwinds ahead suggest the stock holds incremental downside, Luo said in a Friday note.

Trends in KFC likely peaked, as seen in the lack of margin leverage in the first quarter despite 5-percent same-store-sales growth. The brand could potentially be negatively impacted by a rise in anti-U.S. nationalism, the analyst said. 

The extent of Pizza Hut’s struggles to date may be overlooked for multiple reasons, Luo said:

  • Extreme competition in the pizza space.
  • An aging of the brand.
  • A complicated menu.
  • Service intensity.
  • Oversized stores.
  • Integration issues between the casual dining and home delivery options.

Although not specific to Yum China, it would be reasonable to assume a “certain level of slowdown” for the domestic restaurant industry if China’s economy continues to show some signs of weakening, the analyst said. 

Price Action

Yum China shares were trading down 5.83 percent to $33.90 at the time of publication Friday afternoon. 

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Latest Ratings for YUMC

Date Firm Action From To
Jul 2018 Bank of America Downgrades Neutral Underperform
Mar 2018 Morgan Stanley Maintains Overweight Overweight
Oct 2017 Morgan Stanley Maintains Overweight

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Comcast Ends Pursuit Of Fox Assets, Will Focus On Sky

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Comcast Ends Pursuit Of Fox Assets, Will Focus On Sky

After months of bidding between Walt Disney Co. (NYSE: DIS) and Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA) over the collection of Twenty-First Century Fox (NYSE: FOX) assets, Comcast has officially redirected its focus.

What Happened

Comcast issued a statement Thursday detailing its new role in the pursuit of the assets, which Fox has agreed to sell to Disney.

“Comcast does not intend to pursue further the acquisition of the Twenty-First Century Fox assets and, instead, will focus on our recommended offer for Sky,” said Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO of Comcast. “I’d like to congratulate Bob Iger and the team at Disney and commend the Murdoch family and Fox for creating such a desirable and respected company.”

Why It’s Important

Comcast will now focus directly on the valuable acquisition of British pay television service Sky.

This deal would give Comcast the global expansion it needs to stay relevant in the current market and to compete with services like Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and (NASDAQ: AMZN). Sky streams to over 22 million customers in several countries.

Sky would also offer popular sports, news and entertainment broadcasting and an innovative broadband service, giving Comcast more options in terms of content and distribution.

What’s Next

Fox initially sought to obtain this portion of Sky, while Disney has expressed interest as well. Despite Comcast’s determination, this acquisition will likely not end without a fight.

Comcast was trading up about 3 percent shortly after Thursday’s opening bell, while Disney was up about 2.5 percent. Fox’s stock was down 1.5 percent.

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Benzinga Pro’s 5 Stocks To Watch Today

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Each day, the Benzinga Pro news team highlights several stocks with Trading Idea potential. Be the first to see them by becoming a Benzinga Pro user!

Arcadia Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ: RKDA) stock gained more than 20 percent after the agricultural food ingredient company and its partner Shriram Bioseed announced the achievement of a key milestone. The company’s ESL technology realized significant and consistent improvements in field yield and fruit quality in tomatoes. Investors and traders should keep in mind Arcadia is a low float stock and may see extreme levels of volatility throughout Thursday’s trading session.

Schmitt Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMIT) gained more than 35 percent in reaction to a strong fourth-quarter earnings report. The nano-cap low float high precision test and measurement products company said revenue rose from $3.65 million a year ago to $3.79 million and EPS reversed from a loss of 14 cents last year to positive 6 cents per share.

eBay Inc (NASDAQ: EBAY) lost more than 8 percent after reporting its second-quarter results. The e-commerce company said it earned 53 cents per share in the quarter on revenue of $2.64 billion versus expectations of 51 cents per share and $2.66 billion. The company also issued downbeat guidance, including full-year revenue estimate of $10.75 billion to $10.85 billion which is short of current expectations of $10.95 billion.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT) was trading lower ahead of the technology giant’s earnings report after Thursday’s close. The company is expected to earn $1.08 per share on revenue of $29.22 billion. Microsoft has beaten both EPS and sales estimates over the past four quarters.

Tilray Inc (NASDAQ: TLRY), a Canada-based cannabis cultivator, processor and distributor, announced Wednesday afternoon details of its initial public offering. The company will be looking to raise $110.9 million and offer nine million shares of its stock at a price of $17 per share.

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Lions Gate’s Investment Profile Is ‘Simple To Digest,’ Imperial Capital Says In Bullish Initiation

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Lions Gate's Investment Profile Is 'Simple To Digest,' Imperial Capital Says In Bullish Initiation

The bullish case for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (USA) (NYSE: LGF-A) (NYSE: LGF-B) is “simple to digest and investor-friendly,” according to Imperial Capital.

The Analyst

Imperial Capital’s David Miller initiated coverage of Lions Gate’s Class B stock with an Outperform rating and $28 price target.

The Thesis

Lionsgate’s team perfected a simple strategy of creating critically acclaimed TV series for all platforms and films that are not intended to be “home runs,” but appeal directly to a certain demographic to generate a profit, Miller said in the initiation note. (See the analyst’s track record here.)  

In fact, 81 percent of all films across every studio are unprofitable in the theater, but Lionsgate stands out by sticking to its formula to post profitability, the analyst said. 

The bullish case for Lionsgate’s is also based on the 2016 Starz acquisition, which was completed at a “quite reasonable” $4.4-billion cash and stock price, Miller said. Investors assuming Starz ranks as the third-place pay network — behind HBO and Showtime — are incorrect, as it boasts 23.5 million linear subscribers with an incremental 2.1 million being over-the-top subscribers, good for second place, the analyst said. 

Cord-cutting concerns don’t necessarily apply to Lionsgate’s business given its suite of linear cable networks that derive minimal advertising revenue and do not distribute internationally, Miller said, adding that Lionsgate is likely the “cleanest of any name” in the small- and medium-size media subspace.

Price Action

Lions Gate shares were trading higher by more than 5 percent at the time of publication Thursday.  

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4 Reasons Why This Analyst Turned Bullish On Fulton Financial

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4 Reasons Why This Analyst Turned Bullish On Fulton Financial

Fulton Financial Corp (NASDAQ: FULT) recently reported strong second-quarter results thanks to better-than-expected net interest margin expansion and credit results.

The Analyst

Piper Jaffray analyst Matthew Breese upgraded Fulton Financial from Neutral to Overweight and increased the price target from $18.50 to $19.

The Thesis

Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based Fulton Financial, which is one of the more commercial- and industrial-leaning and better-funded institutions in its region, will likely see continued margin expansion despite the flat curve, Breese said in a Thursday note. (See the analyst’s track record here.) 

The analyst said he expects the margin expansion to continue over the next 12-18 months.

“Specifically, for 2018-2019, we expect the NIM to equal 3.4 percent and 3.49 percent, including a rate hike in September and December of this year.” 

Loan growth expectations look reasonable, especially after a reset to low-to-mid single-digit growth, Breese said. 

The analyst projects regulatory relief; Fulton has has four pending regulatory orders that the analyst expects to be resolved over the next six to 12 months.

Following the resolution of regulatory issues, Breese sees scope for modest cost savings and a strategic shift to M&A and branch openings.

“Fulton is on the cusp of being able to more aggressively go on the offensive,” the analyst said. 

Fulton’s valuation looks attractive, as the stock trades at 12 times estimated 2019 earnings versus 14 times for peers with similar profitability, according to Piper Jaffray. 

The profitability outlook for Fulton calls for a return on assets of 1.1-1.2 percent and a return on capital employed of 12.5-13.5 percent, Breese said. 

The Price Action

Fulton shares were up 3.54 percent at $17.55 at the close Thursday. 

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Latest Ratings for FULT

Date Firm Action From To
Jul 2018 PiperJaffray Upgrades Neutral Overweight
Apr 2018 Barclays Maintains Underweight Underweight
Mar 2018 DA Davidson Initiates Coverage On Neutral

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Donald Trump's fight with his own intelligence services will only get worse


Donald Trump's fight with his own intelligence services will only get worse

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Even before his meeting with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki’s presidential palace, Donald Trump had predicted that talks would be much easier than those with NATO and Theresa May. This he did in remarkably sympathetic tones, taking to Twitter hours before to proclaim that America’s “relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of US foolishness and stupidity”. “We agree,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry ...

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Fed Finds Wealth Advantage For College Grads Is Vanishing

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Four years ago, in one of its taxpayer subsidized research papers, the San Fran Fed asked "is it still worth going to college", looking at the tradeoff between the "investment" of tens of thousands of dollars in student loans relative to the pick up in earnings potential over one's lifetime. It founds that the answer is "yes" because "the value of a college degree remains high, and the average college graduate can recover the costs of attending in less than 20 years." In other words by the time one is 42...

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BofA Points To Yum China's Earnings Downside Risk In Downgrade

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Small Caps Enjoy Best of Action

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There wasn't a whole lot going on today except Small Caps were able to attract some buyers despite finishing below resistance; bulls have been taking advantage of the 20-day MA test. Today's action coincided with 'buy' signals in the MACD and +DI/-DI.

The S&P held its breakout and today's losses - despite higher volume selling - didn't do a whole lot of damage.


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Digital Currencies

Citadel CEO Says Bitcoin Still A "Head Scratcher" But Billionaire Lasry Sees $40,000 Soon

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Ken Griffin, the CEO and founder of the Citadel hedge fund, has reiterated his negative stance on Bitcoin (BTC) in an interview with CNBC this morning.

Speaking at the Delivering Alpha Conference in New York, ...

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How summer and diet damage your DNA, and what you can do

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How summer and diet damage your DNA, and what you can do

Bright sun and fatty foods are a bad recipe for your DNA. By Tish1/

Courtesy of Adam Barsouk, University of Pittsburgh

Today, your body will accumulate quadrillions of new injuries in your DNA. The constant onslaught of many forms of damage, some of which permanently...

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Mapping The Market

Mistakes were Made. (And, Yes, by Me.)

Via Jean-Luc:

Famed investor reflecting on his mistakes:

Mistakes were Made. (And, Yes, by Me.)

One that stands out for me:

Instead of focusing on how value factors in general did in identifying attractive stocks, I rushed to proclaim price-to-sales the winner. That was, until it wasn’t. I guess there’s a reason for the proclamation “The king is dead, long live the king” when a monarchy changes hands. As we continued to update the book, price-to-sales was no longer the “best” single value factor, replaced by others, depending upon the time frames examined. I had also become a lot more sophisticated in my analysis—thanks to criticism of my earlier work—and realized that everything, including factors, moves in and out of favor, depending upon the market environment. I also realized...

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Buffett At His Best

By csinvesting. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Bear with me as I share a bit of my history that helped me create SkyVu and the Battle Bears games. The University of Nebraska gave me my first job after college. I mostly pushed TV carts around, edited videos for professors or the occasional speaker event. One day, Warren Buffet came to campus to speak to the College of Business. I didn’t think much of this speech at the time but I saved it for some reason. 15 years later, as a founder of my own company, I watch and listen to this particular speech every year to remind myself of the fundamentals and values Mr. Buffett looks for. He’s addressing business students at his alma mater, so I think his style here is a bit more ‘close to home’ than in his other speeches. Hopefully many of you find great value in this video like I have. Sorry for the VHS...

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The Stock Bull Market Stops Here!


The Stock Bull Market Stops Here!

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The definition of a bull market or bull trends widely vary. One of the more common criteria for bull markets is determined by the asset being above or below its 200 day moving average.

In my humble opinion, each index above remains in a bull trend, as triple support (200-day moving averages, 2-year rising support lines, and February lows) are still in play ...

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Cambridge Analytica and the 2016 Election: What you need to know (updated)


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[Interview: Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: 'We spent $1m harvesting millions of Facebook profiles' – video]

"You’ve probably heard by now that Cambridge Analytica, which is backed by the borderline-psychotic Mercer family and was formerly chaired by Steve Bannon, had a decisive role in manipulating voters on a one-by-one basis – using their own personal data to push them toward voting ...

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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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Mid-Day Update

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