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These Are The 10 Largest Individual Landholders

By Aman Jain. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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Land is among the most valuable assets and is also considered a safe asset. However, a significant portion of total inhabitable land (36.8 billion acres) belongs to people for whom investment is not the primary objective. These people are mostly leaders of their countries. If you want to know more about them, then detailed below are the ten largest individual landholders.


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10 Largest Individual Landholders

Our list of the ten largest individual landholders in the world is based on data from celebritynetworth.com. A point to note is that our list doesn’t include companies or organizations that hold vast tracts of land, rather the individuals. Also, our list is of landholders, meaning they may or may not own the land. They hold or have land vested to them due to their position or office. Following are the ten largest individual landholders in the world:

  1. King Letsie III of Lesotho

King Letsie owns all the land in his country, including the diamond mines. Lesotho is a small country in southern Africa. Letsie became king after his father, Moshoeshoe II, was forced into exile in 1990. His father came back for a brief term in 1995, but died in a car crash in early 1996. Since then, Letsie has been the king of the country. Charles, Prince of Wales attended his coronation, which took place on October 31, 1997. He owns about 11,718 acres of land.

  1. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan

This king also owns all the land in the country. He has been on the throne since 2008, and has been working since then to democratize the country. King Jigme Khesar became the monarch in 2006 after his father Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicated the throne. He was the second-youngest reigning monarch in the world. King Jigme Khesar attended Wheaton College and then went to Magdalen College, University of Oxford. He owns about 15,000 square miles of land.

  1. King Abdullah II of Jordan

He owns all of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Abdullah has been the king since 1999…
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2020 Hedge Fund Report: A Year in Review

By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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2020 was a huge year for the hedge fund industry, where overall performance was positive after 9 months of COVID-19 and managers re-asserted their value as a key portfolio diversifier during turbulent times.


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With this in mind, Citco, a leading provider of asset servicing solutions to the global alternative investment industry--with over $1 trillion in assets under administration--is pleased to share its 2020 “Year in Review” hedge fund report.

The report captures proprietary data amalgamated from the company’s hedge fund clientele and provides insights into:

  • 2020 performance breakdowns by strategy
  • 2020 performance breakdowns by AuM
  • Trade volume patterns throughout the year
  • Trade volumes by asset class
  • Investor flow patterns by fiscal quarter
  • And more

Executive Summary

Needless to say, 2020 turned out to be an exceptionally unusual year, but one where hedge funds went from strength to relative strength as the year progressed.

Facing higher trade volumes at first and several marked spikes throughout the year, investor flows – based on funds administered by Citco Funds Services companies (‘Citco’) – resulted in a net positive year. At $17.8Bn, this could be considered a relatively small number, but one that shows the resilience of the alternative investment sector in exceptional circumstances.

As 2020 turned out to be the year of outsourcing, our services played a large part in the sector’s resilience. We saw significant adoption of our Treasury Services – with Collateral, Trade Matching and OTC Settlements all growing at a significant rate during the challenges posed by remote working.

One thing is for certain, we were here for our clients throughout the challenging year that was – and will be here for them no matter what 2021 brings.

Overview Of Data

Performance Data

We have considered funds for which we deliver daily PNL/NAV reporting. We only include returns for those strategies where we believe we have sufficient daily service delivery on that strategy.

Treasury

Data on payments volumes are constituted by all dispatched payments including Letter of Acceptances (LOAs). Excludes all payments to investors/limited partners.

Performance Of Hedge Funds In 2020

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Warren Buffett’s Dividend Payback

By DIVIDEND GROWTH INVESTOR. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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Warren Buffett is one of the world’s richest people. He is also one of the worlds most successful investors. He is one of the few individuals who have managed to compound money at high rates of return for close to 70 years.


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Buffett’s Most Prominent Investments

He’s not only a great investor, but also a great communicator and educator. Buffett has managed to educate investors through his partnership letters, letters to Berkshire shareholders and tons of interviews and articles over the decades. His investments have been studied in detail, including by yours truly.

Some of his most prominent investments have included Coca-Cola (KO), Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and See’s Candies.

In general, the long-term investments that he does tend to be in quality companies with favorable economics within his circle of competence, that are operated by able and trustworthy managers and are available at a good valuation. A lot of these companies tend to generate more cashflow from operations than they need to stay competitive and grow the business over time. As a result, these companies end up distributing those excess profits to Berkshire Hathaway coffers in Omaha, Nebraska. These dividends are then used by Buffett to be allocated wisely into other income producing assets.

Buffett’s Dividend Payback

The most fascinating aspect is that a lot of these companies end up sending a higher amount of cash back each year, while also growing their business.

This is where I wanted to share the concept of dividend payback. Dividend payback refers to the amount of dividends received from an investment, which exceeds the amount of capital paid for it.

In Buffett’s case, he has received more in cash dividends from Coca-Cola, BNSF and See’s Candies than what he invested in those businesses in the first place. These investments have more than paid for themselves. On the bright side, he also has a claim on their future earnings and dividends. In addition to that, these are all worth substantially more than what he paid for them.

The concept of dividend payback illustrates the importance of long-term investment in quality companies at attractive valuations, which are…
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Returning Shareholder Value, Even During Times of Crisis

By Guest Post. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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As financial stewards of our companies, CFOs oversee functions ranging from fundamental tasks such as financial reporting to corporate and financial strategy. Whether you subscribe to the more traditional Milton Friedman model of shareholder value or the more modern approach of Edward Freeman in considering all stakeholders, all of the areas we manage ultimately are critical in providing value to shareholders.

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Creating value for our investors requires an intentional focus on the strategies and operations that promote long-term performance and success while managing the ups and downs that affect next quarter results. As the CFO of Herbalife Nutrition, one of the world’s largest nutrition companies, I can share that we focus on the following core areas to support our ongoing track record for growth and maximizing shareholder value.

Clear And Shared Vision

Companies without a clear vision that defines their purpose and direction often fall prey to chasing short term vs. building long-term success. Successful companies have a well-articulated strategy based on an easy to absorb vision that extends from the C-suite throughout the entire organization, and externally to all its stakeholders. As a result of this vision, the company has a reliable roadmap for investment and a brand identity can be formed to build a relationship with consumers, vendors and communities. It not only provides guardrails for employees in where to focus and invest, but also sharpens prioritization in what activities not to pursue. Highly capable companies have a deep bench of talented employees that will always have “good” ideas; however, a clear vision ensures that those “good” ideas are all aligned for the greater good.

Ownership Of Mission Critical Operations

Understanding mission critical operations and investing behind those activities provides intangible benefits that can often become realized in times of crisis.  In 2020, the pandemic laid bare the fragility of the global supply chain. Years ago, Herbalife Nutrition identified the strategic benefit of having more control over sourcing, manufacturing and distributing the lifeblood of our company – our product. We spent nearly ten years and more than $300 million to create a world-class self-manufacturing capability, including investments in facilities, research and quality assurance tools. And, we’ve invested greatly in…
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Almost Everyone Is Online: But Most of the Money Isn’t

By Mauldin Economics. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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Ottawa sure is a long way from Silicon Valley. In the summer of 2010, Tobi Lütke met with venture capitalists at Bessemer Ventures. He was looking for a couple million bucks to fund his money-losing Canadian startup. Cash was so tight Lütke’s father-in-law had to write checks to pay the employees.


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Bessemer was skeptical at first. A tech startup in bitterly cold Ottawa? But they took the plunge with a $7 million cash injection, valuing the startup at $25 million.

Guess What Shopify (SHOP) Is Worth Today?

It’s Canada’s largest company, valued at $160 billion. Longtime RiskHedge readers know I called Shopify “the next great trillion-dollar stock.”

Shopify makes it easy for entrepreneurs to set up their own online stores. From creating the website to shipping orders to processing payments, it’s a “one-stop shop” for anyone wanting to sell online.

The disruptor reported earnings last week, and business is booming. Today, over one million merchants around the globe are on Shopify. And these businesses sold a record $120 billion worth of goods through its platform last year.

Most folks have never even heard of Shopify. Yet it’s now the world’s sixth-largest retailer—online or offline. It sits just behind DIY superstore Home Depot (HD). And have you checked out Shopify’s stock recently? It’s been on a tear over the past two years, handing investors 600% gains:

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Has The Online Shopping Opportunity Passed You By?

US online sales hit a record $861 billion in 2020, up a whopping 44% year over year. That’s nearly triple the normal rate. And get this: More Americans subscribe to Amazon (AMZN)’s Prime delivery service than voted in the 2016 election, or have a pet.

Folks look at these numbers and assume the opportunity has passed them by. They see the huge gains stocks like Shopify handed investors and think the easy money has been made.

Please don’t make this mistake. I believe we’re only getting started. According to Pew Research, 310 million Americans used the internet last year. But did you know 86% of our spending still happens offline?

In other words, almost everyone is online, but most of the money isn’t. By every measure, only a tiny slice of the…
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Why Do Women Still Earn Less Than Men? 5 Ways To End The Gender Pay Gap

By Ankur Shah. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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Women have made slow progress in attaining corporate executive roles, but once reaching that level, their pay is typically less than men in similar leadership positions, a new study reports.


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A paper from researcher Morningstar, Inc. found that the highest-paid women earn about 85 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn.

Though the difference has narrowed from roughly 82 cents reported in 2015, a continuing gender pay gap at the top reflects a systemic problem that company leaders need to address at every level of their organization, says Allison Nolan, founder and managing director of Athena International Management Limited and author of the upcoming book, Madam Chair. 

“The gender pay gap is chronic in most industries, deeply ingrained and too often accepted,” Nolan says. “Talented and driven women who have risen in the ranks despite having a harder road than men deserve equal compensation, but often they get discouraged by the unfairness and gender bias.

“Companies can only benefit by doing something about this persistent problem. Paying women fairly and equally will attract and retain more top talent, strengthen the work culture by creating more trust, and cast a favorable light on your company that will attract customers. But closing the gender pay gap requires a bottom-to-top approach that makes equality a central part of the culture.

The Ways Companies Can Close The Gender Pay Gap

Nolan offers five ways leaders and their companies can completely close the gender pay gap:

Acknowledge the pay gaps

Nolan first suggests an in-company audit, done by a diverse team, to compare salaries of men and women in the same position, see where the gaps are and why, and then begin addressing the underlying reasons and permanent solutions. “Have people from different departments, not just HR, with male and female composition to identify the factors leading to income inequality,” Nolan says. “Creating awareness and urgency among all is the foundation to solving the problem.”

Enact inclusive hiring practices

“How can you have enough female leaders being paid fairly if you have relatively few females being hired?” Nolan says. “If you want to build equity at every level of your company, inclusive hiring is…
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5 Ways To Invest With Small Amounts

By Ankur Shah. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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These days, everyone is saying that the real key to success is to begin investing, but some people simply don’t have the large amounts that you almost always need to start investing, and that is where small-dollar investing comes in. For many people, the word ‘investing’ seems to conjure up an image of men in expensive suits, billionaires, and celebrities, but even normal people like you and I can invest, and you would be surprised how easy it can be. But here is the truth, you don’t need to be a billionaire or a celebrity to invest, and if you use a small dollar investing platform, the options are endless for you.


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Here are a few ways to invest your spare dollars.

Use an investment app

Some people see investing as a bit of a bore, however, with investment apps, all of the hard work is done for you! All it takes is a few taps of your finger and your investment journey will be well on the way. This way, you can enjoy more of your time and not have to worry about doing all of the work yourself.

Using investment apps can completely change your life, and you can find the best investment apps for small dollar investing.

The cookie jar approach

This one is fairly popular and also a very easy approach. Saving money and investing are very closely related, and if risk isn’t for you, then the cookie jar approach is. To be able to successfully invest money, you must be willing to save it first.

While this may sound like it will take too long, it is definitely an effective approach and even just $10 a week can make a huge difference.

Stock market

While you are right in thinking that to make money you need money, that isn’t necessarily true anymore. With the internet having its say, you can now invest in the stock market with very little money. This means that you can just put a small amount in to familiarize yourself before taking the leap.

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Canadian Households’ Finances Under Strain With Covid-19 Ever Going

By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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Who could have imagined that the Covid-19 pandemic would have lasted so long at the beginning of March 2020? Probably nobody, nor in Europe neither in North America. One year later, the sanitary crisis is still on, turning into an unprecedented world economic crisis whose effects may last several years. Even if Canada has one of the strongest economies in the world, the country could not avoid the dramatic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, although it has been better managed than in the neighbouring United States. At the end of 2020, the national unemployment rate passed 10%, even reaching 15% in some parts of the country, like in the Ontarian city of Peterborough.


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Canadian Households

The Impact Of The Pandemic On Canadian Households’ Finances

Since the beginning of 2021, the indicators are slowly turning to green. The unemployment rate is progressively going down in all the Canadian provinces, and signs of recovery are being observed in all the economic sectors. However, the Canadian households have had to endure almost a year of hard circumstances that have durably affected their stability. In addition to the people who lost their jobs, millions of Canadians were put on furlough. A great majority of autonomous workers had to stop their activities due to the overall economy slowing down. As a matter of fact, millions of households had to deal with a net loss in their revenues, a situation that now brings major concerns in the short and long term.

Indeed, the financial stability of those millions of Canadian households that suffered the crisis are more than ever in great jeopardy. If people could resist this Covid year thanks to some savings that they had accumulated, it is obvious that this security net will not be sufficient forever. This is quite a delicate matter in a country where almost 73% of the households had declared to be in debt before the crisis (in 2019). The Canadian economy’s growth, as in many other countries of the Western world, has been possible in the past decades thanks to the indebtedness of its population. As an illustration, in 2019, the average debt ratio of the Canadian households was about 175% overall.

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Lowell Farms falls on missed estimates, other cannabis stocks slump

By Michelle Jones. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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Cannabis company Lowell Farms, previously known as Indus Holdings, came up short of estimates for the fourth quarter, and management expressed caution on the earnings call. However, analysts at Canaccord Genuity maintained their Speculative Buy rating and left their price target unchanged at C$2.75.


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Meanwhile, cannabis stocks slumped today, with the entire sector falling during regular trading hours.

Lowell Farms misses estimates

In a report today, analyst Bobby Burleson said Lowell Farms hit a rough patch in the fourth quarter that lingered during the first quarter. He reduced his estimates for revenue and adjusted EBITDA for the first half of the year due to yield issues from California’s wildfires and COVID-related disruptions.

However, Burleson remains constructive on the cannabis company, saying that cultivation output is recovering sharply, which means those issues are only temporary. Additionally, he sees opportunities in branding and premium flower share gain through the Lowell Herb acquisition, which could result in upside to his 2022 estimates. He sees margins as being especially ripe for upside.

Burleson also believes Lowell Farms’ ambitious cultivation expansion plans line up with consolidation trends in California and longer-term interstate commerce potential if marijuana becomes legalized at the federal level. The company started leasing a 300,000-square-foot facility in November to increase growth capacity with 50,000 pounds of flower capacity, essentially doubling its output. Management is also considering two other facilities.

He lowered his first-quarter revenue estimate from $15.5 million to $10 million and his full-year estimate from $87.7 million to $76.2 million. His EBITDA estimate falls from $2.3 million to -$1.7 million for the first quarter, while for the full year, it falls from $18.5 million to $5 million.

Cannabis stocks tumble

Cannabis stocks were weak today, with all major names in the red. Lowell Farms stock was down more than 7% on the Canadian Securities Exchange. Tilray stock plunged more than 9%, while Aphria declined by about 7%. Canopy Growth was down 6% even though the company announced it was bringing sparkling water infused with CBD into the U.S. market. Cronos Group fell 5%, while Sundial Growers was off by 10%. Aurora Cannabis declined by more than 6%.…
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Tesla lost market share to the Ford Mustang Mach-E

By Michelle Jones. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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Tesla is apparently losing market share to Ford’s Mustang Mach-E, although total electric vehicle sales climbed nearly 40%. Morgan Stanley released its U.S. auto sales report for February, finding that Tesla’s total share of the battery electric vehicle market fell significantly from last year.

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Tesla loses market share to Ford

Tesla continued to hold the majority of the EV market, but Ford took a significant bite out of that share. According to Morgan Stanley, Tesla’s share of the BEV market fell from 81% last year to 69% in February. The Ford Mustang Mach-E accounted for almost all of Tesla’s share loss. Total electric vehicle sales grew nearly 40% in February from last year.

Morgan Stanley also reported that total auto industry sales per selling day on an adjusted basis were down 5.4% year over year, but sales of battery electric vehicles were up 34.1% year over year. Tesla’s nominal sales grew by about 5.4%, while non-Tesla electric vehicle sales were up 104.9%.

BEV penetration stood at 2.6% in February, compared to 1.8% last year. However, the firm noted that electric vehicle sales probably accounted for a larger percentage of revenue because their average selling prices tend to be higher.

Morgan Stanley estimated that Tesla sold about 21,550 vehicles in the U.S., while non-Tesla automakers sold about 9,527 electric cars. The non-Tesla automakers included in that group include BMW, Audi, Jaguar, Porsche, Mercedes, Fiat, Chevrolet, Kia, Volkswagen, Volvo, Nissan, Hyundai, Mini Cooper, Honda and Ford. The firm estimates that Tesla outsold the other automakers by about 2.3 times last month.

Some caveats about the numbers

Electrek notes that there are some caveats to Morgan Stanley’s report. Tesla doesn’t offer as detailed of a breakdown as other automakers do, and all states don’t provide registration data. As a result, Tesla’s U.S. sales are estimates rather than actual sales numbers.

Further, the automaker allocates its production to global markets in a different way than other automakers. Tesla’s sales vary widely from month to month as it sends vehicles from its factory in Fremont, Calif. to other markets.

Further, production on the Model S and Model X shut down last month due to the refresh, while Model 3 production
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These Are The 10 Largest Individual Landholders

By Aman Jain. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Land is among the most valuable assets and is also considered a safe asset. However, a significant portion of total inhabitable land (36.8 billion acres) belongs to people for whom investment is not the primary objective. These people are mostly leaders of their countries. If you want to know more about them, then detailed below are the ten largest individual landholders.

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Will Bond Yields Fastest Rise In 50 Years Rattle Markets?

Courtesy of Chris Kimble

The waterfall decline of bond yields (and interest rates) has been met with an equally steep rally.

In fact, the 10-Year US Treasury bond yield is up 131% in 45 weeks, making it the biggest rally in 50 years! See the chart below.

Earlier today we asked if the 40-Year Bond Bull Market Is Over? And we highlighted how bonds and yields are facing an important test right now.

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Thousands Of Quakes Rock Iceland As Volcanic Eruption Could Be Brewing 

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Over the past week, there have been swarms of earthquakes on the Reyjanes Peninsula in Iceland. Most of the quakes are felt around Keilir volcano, just 20 miles south of the capital. Officials are warning similar quake activity has previously preceded volcanic eruptions.

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Why repressive Saudi Arabia remains a US ally

 

Why repressive Saudi Arabia remains a US ally

A demonstrator dressed as Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with blood on his hands protests outside the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 8, 2018. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

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COVID-19 revealed how sick the US health care delivery system really is

 

COVID-19 revealed how sick the US health care delivery system really is

Many U.S. hospitals and clinics are behind when it comes to sharing information. Teera Konakan/Moment via Getty Images

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If you got the COVID-19 shot, you likely received a little paper card that shows you’ve been vaccinated. Make sure you keep that card in a safe place. There is no coordinated way to share information about who has been vaccinated and who has not.

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Mapping The Market

Which Governments Ordered Johnson & Johnson's Vaccine?

 

Which Governments Ordered Johnson & Johnson's Vaccine?

Courtesy of Niall McCarthy, Statista

On Wednesday, U.S. regulators announced that Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine being developed by its subsidiary Janssen Pharmaceuticals in Belgium is effective at preventing moderate to severe cases of the disease. The jab has been deemed safe with 66 percent efficacy and the FDA is likely to approve it for use in the U.S. within days.

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Digital Currencies

Crypto - It Is Different This Time

 

Crypto – It Is Different This Time

Courtesy of Howard Lindzon

?I have been astonished as you know by the growth of crypto.

I remember back in 2017 when I noticed that Stocktwits message volume on Bitcoin ($BTC.X) surpassed that of $SPY. I knew Bitcoin was here to stay and Bitcoin went on to $19,000 before heading into its bear market.

Today Bitcoin is near $50,000.

Back in November of 2020, something new started to happen on Stocktwits with respect to crypto.

After the close on Friday until the open of the futures on Sunday, all Stocktwits trending tickers turned crypto. The weekend messages on Stocktwits have increased 400 percent.

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The Fastest Money

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The fast money happens near the end of the long trend.

Securities which attract a popular following by both the public and professionals investors tend to repeat the same sentiment over their bull phase. The chart below is the map of said sentiment.
 


 

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Adaptive Fibonacci Price Modeling System Suggests Market Peak May Be Near

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This type of a structural market shift indicates a move away from speculation and towards Blue Chip returns. It suggests traders and investors are expecting the US consumer to come back strong (or at least hold up the market at...



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Texas, Florida, Arizona, Georgia - The Branch COVIDIANS Are Still Burning Down the House

 

Texas, Florida, Arizona, Georgia – The Branch COVIDIANS Are Still Burning Down the House

Courtesy of Lee Adler, WallStreetExaminer 

The numbers of new cases in some of the hardest hit COVID19 states have started to plateau, or even decline, over the past few days. A few pundits have noted it and concluded that it was a hopeful sign. 

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