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Josh is still bullish, would you buy Airbnb IPO, Dow 30k takes, Tesla added to SPX

 

Josh is still bullish, would you buy Airbnb IPO, Dow 30k takes, Tesla added to SPX

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On an all new edition of What Are Your Thoughts, Michael Batnick and Josh Brown tackle all the biggest topics on Wall Street this week, including:

  • Some notable IPOs are headed our way this December – Wish, Affirm, Roblox, DoorDash and, of course, Airbnb – which would you buy?
  • Dow 30,000 – should round numbers be viewed as important for investors?
  • It might be the biggest merger of the year and almost no one is even familiar with the target company!
  • Tesla is being added to the S&P 500, officially, so why you mad?
  • Most disastrous NFL season ever – will enough players be standing to even have the playoffs?
  • How much investor euphoria is too much euphoria?
  • Josh takes a question from young broker about his career.
  • Michael helps a viewer with his problem of hesitancy to average up in winning trades.

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Does the Cleveland Fed’s Systemic Risk Indicator Predict Stress?

By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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Cleveland Fed’s Systemic Risk Indicator is Reliable, Timely, and Valid When Predicting Stress

The Cleveland Fed’s systemic risk indicator (SRI) was developed in response to the financial crisis of 2007-2009 in the hope that it could provide regulators with advance warning of conditions that might warrant a corrective response.


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In this Economic Commentary, Cleveland Fed researcher Ben Craig provides a review of the SRI’s performance from 2001 to 2020, a period that predates and includes the financial crisis, to see how well it signaled times of known stress.

“I find that the index is reliable, timely, and valid,” says Craig. “It signaled each of the stressful periods that occurred over the period, and provided good ongoing information during the financial crisis.”

The reason that the SRI works well is that it combines measures of balance-sheet strength, volatility, and correlation of the asset values of the major banks with the forward-looking characteristics of option prices.

The Cleveland Fed’s systemic risk indicator can be computed daily and has the additional advantage of being relatively free of false positives, where an indicator can predict stress that is not there.

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How Well Does the Cleveland Fed’s Systemic Risk Indicator Predict Stress?

by Ben R. Craig

A number of financial stress measures were developed after the financial crisis of 2007–2009 in the hope that they could provide regulators with advance warning of conditions that might warrant a corrective response. The Cleveland Fed’s systemic risk indicator is one such measure. This Commentary provides a review of the SRI’s performance from 2001 to 2020 and finds that it has performed well, providing a reliable, valid, and timely signal of elevated levels of financial system stress.

An important tool for monitoring financial stability is a stress index, a constructed measure that indicates whether the banking or financial sectors are “under stress.” A number…
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COVID-19 Presents New Disclosure Challenges for Issuers

By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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COVID-19 has been one of the most disruptive and potentially transformative events in a generation. Though market volatility has settled somewhat since March, the pandemic’s recent surge has once again generated economic concern and uncertainty globally. For companies, it is imperative that they handle related disclosures professionally and accurately while being adept and clever enough to continually shape the narrative, navigating widespread speculation amidst the potential advent of a bear market and global recession.


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In this paper we will give you a brief synopsis on SEC suggested guidelines on assessing and disclosing the impact of COVID-19 and then give you some practical suggestions on how to think about your investor communication and response.

The Coronavirus pandemic has put the business of risk communication front and center

Recent Regulatory Guidance

In immediate response to the crisis, regulators have permitted issuers to delay publication of annual and quarterly financial reports. In the US, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)’s Division of Corporation Finance released disclosure guidance earlier this year in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. It encouraged registrants to assess the continued effects of COVID-19 on their operations when considering appropriate public disclosures regarding related risks, including how the company and management are responding to them. The SEC suggested this should be done in a way that is specific to a company’s situation, to allow investors to evaluate the current and expected impact of COVID-19 on the company’s operations.

Assessing & Disclosing the Evolving Impact of COVID-19

As companies assess COVID-19-related effects and consider their disclosure obligations, questions management needs to consider with respect to their present and future operations may include:

  • How has COVID-19 impacted your financial condition and results of operations? In light of changing trends and the overall economic outlook, how do you expect COVID-19 to impact your future operating results and near-and-long-term financial condition?
  • How has COVID-19 impacted your capital and financial resources, including your overall liquidity position and outlook? Has your cost of or access to capital and funding sources, such as revolving credit facilities or other sources changed, or is it reasonably likely to change? – (Consider the requirement to disclose known trends


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Exposing Bogus Retirement Savings Advice

By Pamela Yellen. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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Pamela Yellen, a New York Times best-selling author and financial investigator, has spent two decades proving that some of the advice that financial representatives commonly give their clients about retirement savings are bogus. Want to learn about three of the biggest ones?


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Exposing Bogus Advice That Keeps Americans Gambling with Their Retirement Savings

Most Americans who invest in the stock market through their 401(k) plans have bought into “myths, lies, and fairy tales” propagated by Wall Street, Pamela says. She exposes the three most common ones and facts about each:

#1 The Big Lie: “You Must Risk Your Money in Order to Grow an Adequate Nest-Egg”

You’ve probably heard over and over the idea that investors who sit tight through times of stock market volatility and stay in the market for the long haul reap long-term growth. But what happens if the market tanks when you are near or in retirement? “You could lose 50% or more of your life’s savings, and your dreams of retirement will turn into a nightmare,” Pamela says.

She shares a little-known but proven strategy that bypasses Wall Street and has experienced positive growth every single year for nearly two centuries. Known as “Bank On Yourself,” this strategy provides growth that has historically far outpaced savings accounts, CDs, and money market accounts. And unlike the stock market, it allows you to know the minimum guaranteed value of your savings on the day you plan to tap into them, and at any point along the way. How? It’s based on a specially designed, supercharged variation of a dividend-paying whole life insurance policy.

#2 The Myth: “Whole Life Insurance is a Lousy Investment”

Financial advisors often tell their clients this, but they are wrong. “Life insurance is not an investment at all. In fact, in many states, it’s actually illegal to call life insurance an investment,” Pamela says. Why? According to the Texas Department of Insurance: “Life insurance isn’t an investment.

An investment is a financial risk — you might make money, but you also might lose some or all of your money.” In contrast, whole life insurance comes with many guarantees, including a premium that is…
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Activist Jump On Senator Scott’s Biden Nominee Attack

By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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Watchdog Group Jumps on Senator Scott’s “Absurd” Biden Nominee Attack: “He Thinks Budgets Should Prioritize His Wealthy Donors and Special Interest Allies”


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Senator Scott claimed to be worried about “more debt” — but had no problem confirming Trump’s Budget nominee as tax cuts for rich added trillions to national debt

Senator Rick Scott “Absurd” Biden Nominee Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Accountable.US’s Senate War Room responded to comments from Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) on President-elect Biden’s recently announced nominees in which he expressed knee-jerk partisan opposition and claimed to be concerned about “big spending” and “more debt.” The Accountable Senate War Room plans to continue holding Sen. Scott and others accountable for attempting to obstruct the incoming Biden administration and overturn the will of the voters on behalf of their corporate donors and special interest allies.

“This is an absurd attack from a politician who has never met a budget-busting tax cut for the rich that he didn’t like,” said Accountable.US President Kyle Herrig.It’s clear from Senator Scott’s  record that he thinks budgets should prioritize his wealthy donors and special interest allies, so it’s not too surprising that he isn’t happy with a nominee from the incoming administration who would prioritize investing in working families and calling on the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations to pay their fair share.”

Senator Scott claims to be concerned about “more debt” and “big spending,” but never had a problem with that when it came to handing out tax breaks to the wealthy and well-connected:

Tax Cuts For Big Spenders

Senator Scott supports tax cuts for big spenders across the state of Florida. Then-Florida Gov. Rick Scott bestowed the tax break on a Florida marina replete with superyachts and floating mansions that could cost over $100 million owned by a rich GOP donor. [Pro Publica, 11/2019]

“Opportunity zones — which were created as part of the 2017 federal tax cut package — were pitched as a way to help stimulate new development in low income communities” Senator Scott rubberstamped multiple high-end, GOP-tied investments to receive the tax breaks that accompany an Opportunity Zone designation. [Herald Tribune, …
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PE market hit by COVID-19 but not as bad as you might think

By Michelle Jones. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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Like the rest of the market, private equity (PE) has also been affected by COVID-19. Mergermarket and Dechert surveyed 100 executives with PE firms about how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected their operations. Although the deal volume is much lower this year than last year, there are plenty of signs of life in the private equity market.


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PE market picks back up amid COVID-19

Mergermarket and Dechert found that the pandemic quickly bumped most auctions off course, but the effect was momentary. Already many of the transactions that were put on hold in March and April have been completed. Buyout activity has climbed above last year’s third-quarter value, and the number of deals announced in September indicates that the PE market is healthy in the fourth quarter despite COVID-19.

Total buyout value declined 22% year over year in the first six months of 2020 to $234.7 billion. Mergermarket and Dechert noted that financing was available at almost pre-pandemic levels and terms, and the private equity industry had historic levels of unallocated capital. Thus, it’s no surprise that PE activity picked back up again.

Deal value surpasses last year

By the summer, the COVID-19 crisis had stabilized, so PE houses turned back toward deals again. During the third quarter, total value rebounded to $148.1 billion, which is 10% higher than the third quarter of 2019.

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Courtesy: Mergermarket and Dechert

The total number of deals is much lower, however. In the third quarter of this year, the survey found 750 deals, compared to 989 deals in last year’s third quarter.

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Courtesy: Mergermarket and Dechert

Mergermarket and Dechert said the industrial and chemicals sector, pharmaceuticals, medical, biotechnology, and the technology, media, and telecom sector have especially seen strong private equity activity. Their total value over the first three quarters increase versus last year.

Bright outlook for PE despite COVID-19

It’s unclear whether the current pace of private equity deals will continue, but there are some challenges. Mergermarket and Dechert noted that protectionism in trade and foreign direct investment has reached heights never seen in the current generation as tensions between…
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Facebook’s Pro-Biden Suppression Of Covid Vaccine Concerns

By Anna Peel. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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Parler Responds to Facebook’s Pro-Biden Suppression of Concerns About COVID Vaccine


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Facebook Suppressing Covid Vaccine Concerns

Henderson, NV – Parler CEO and founder John Matze denounced Facebook this morning after reports that the tech giant is planning to work with Vice President Joe Biden to push what CEO Mark Zuckerberg called  ”authoritative information” regarding the soon-to-be-available COVID-19 vaccines.

“Our team at Facebook has already reached out to the incoming administration to help with the COVID response in any way that we can. I’m sure there will be a few important things that we can do together,” Zuckerberg told Dr. Anthony Fauci on Monday. 

Zuckerberg’s sudden desire to work with Biden comes just weeks after Biden staffer Bill Russo attacked Facebook in a Twitter thread for “shredding the fabric of our democracy” by allegedly allowing information to be freely shared.

Mark Zuckerberg’s Authoritative Information

“Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to publish or highlight on his app cherry-picked ‘authoritative information’ regarding imminently available COVID vaccines is yet another example of Facebook taking a position and promoting a narrative, rather than serving as a neutral platform for open discussion” Parler founder and CEO John Matze said. “Facebook continues to create a caustic environment for anyone who expresses any sort of ‘wrongthink,’ such as skepticism regarding a new COVID vaccine. The online publisher’s actions continue to impede the flow of expression and information, and so interfere with people’s ability to think critically about issues crucial to their health and well-being. Particularly where, as here, a medical treatment has been fast-tracked, it is dangerous to interfere with the natural process of challenging ‘accepted wisdom,’ a process that is necessary to achieve knowledge and progress. Parler is a neutral platform which encourages public debate, discussion and information sharing, regardless of viewpoint, and so does not impede efforts to gain knowledge and understanding.”

Parler is committed to free speech, does not mine or sell data, and does not remove content based on politics or ideology. Parler continues to stand with the People and against techno authoritarianism.

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NLRB Charges Google With Unlawful Terminations

By Anna Peel. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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NLRB charges Google with Unlawful Terminations, Surveillance and Interrogating its Workers


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Google Charged With Unlawful Terminations

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a complaint against Google for violating a number of labor laws, including the terminations of Laurence Berland and Kathryn Spiers, two Google workers who were fired last year as the company cracked down on labor organizing. The NLRB also found that Google unlawfully surveilled, suspended, and interrogated workers and that a number of Google’s company policies and practices were unlawful. These clear findings, despite the fact that the NLRB is led by a Trump appointee, confirm that workers have the right to organize and to speak up about issues that concern them and impact their workplace.

It has been just over a year since Google terminated several workers following a rally in San Francisco. The justification for Google’s terminations used a pretext of violations of workplace policies that, prior to these firings, did not exist, as well as applying existing policies selectively. Google then made statements to both its own employees and the press smearing these workers with false allegations.

In response to these firings and after investigating the charges, the NLRB complaint states that Laurence and Kathryn did not violate any workplace policies. In fact, it is Google who repeatedly violated US labor law through terminations and intimidation in order to quell workplace activism such as the 2018 Google Walkout and the campaign to cancel Google’s contract with the DOD, Project Maven. In addition to the terminations, the other parts of the complaint found intimidation of workers placed on administrative leave and the creation and selective enforcement of vague policies, such as a restriction on the use of Google Calendar and limitations on access to documents relating to workplace policies.

Google’s Violations

Specifically the NLRB found:

  • Google violated Section 8(a)(1) or (3) by placing Google workers on Administrative Leave and terminating one of them for accessing documents and/or calendars related the Meme Takedown process.
  • Google violated Section 8(a)(1) or (3) by acting adversely against Google workers for their roles in the NLRB Pop-Up
  • Google unlawfully interrogated Google workers about their concerns about


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Three Short Reports On Nano-X Imaging Ltd (NNOX)

By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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Whitney Tilson’s email to investors discussing that Enrique Abeyta thinks the market could double; three short reports on Nano-X Imaging Ltd (NASDAQ:NNOX).


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The Market Could Double

1) Following up on yesterday’s e-mail, I asked my colleague Enrique Abeyta to elaborate on why he’s so bullish on stocks despite this table that has been circulating in the investment community showing how expensive the S&P 500 Index appears to be:

S&P 500 Index

Enrique replied:

It’s important to look at this in the context of a cyclical. Cyclicals always trade at crazy valuations at the bottom. They also always rally at least 30% before they bottom. (Think of the S&P 500 Index as a steel company and it makes sense.)

Anyway, it doesn’t matter because of…

1) Big fiscal stimulus coming

2) Six quarters of the greatest global synchronized GDP growth since World War II

3) Infinite monetary liquidity

In short, I think the market could double from here!

Thank you for sharing your perspective, Enrique!

Three Short Reports On Nano-X Imaging

2) Speaking of stocks to avoid, in one of my e-mails last week, I mentioned two of the best-known activist short-sellers – Carson Block of Muddy Waters Research and Andrew Left of Citron Research – and stocks they’ve recently targeted: Chinese online-education provider GSX Techedu (GSX) and electric-vehicle maker Electrameccanica Vehicles (SOLO), respectively.

It’s rare when Block and Left both end up focusing on the same company, so I wanted to highlight it: medical imaging company Nano-X Imaging Ltd (NNOX), whose stock has been ripping. It closed at $59.20 yesterday, giving it a $2.7 billion market cap despite no revenue and accelerating losses.

Here’s Block’s report: MW Is Short Nano-X Imaging, and here’s Left’s: A Complete Farce on the Market – Theranos 2.0. Another report was also posted on ValueInvestorsClub two weeks ago here (NNOX shares are up 57% since then). It’s available to members only for the first 30 days, so here’s an excerpt:

Nano-X Imaging is a fraud. My research suggests it is worth approximately $50M versus…
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The Top Five Marketing Predictions For 2021

By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.

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2020 was a year that none of us saw coming, but what will 2021 bring for businesses and marketing leaders while we’re still in the midst of a global pandemic? Here are some marketing predictions from expert Susan Thomas, CEO of 10Fold, one of Forbes’ top PR agencies for 2021. 10Fold has helped secure $8.1 billion in exits and valuation increases for enterprise tech companies over the last 5 years.


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Earlier this year, 10Fold conducted a survey of 150 B2B tech CMOs which revealed that although marketing budgets were reduced during COVID-19, most performance goals remain the same as before the pandemic despite marketing leaders’ concerns that numbers won’t be met this year. Pulling insights from this data, plus her 20+ years running PR programs and advising marketers, Susan shares her top five marketing predictions for 2021 below.

10Fold 2021 Marketing Predictions

1. Budget Cuts Will Catch Up with Technology Companies

COVID-19 caused businesses to reduce costs and re-think their revenue and plans for 2020 and beyond. In 10Fold’s nationwide survey published this fall, the 2020 CMO Report, 61% of B2B technology companies reported their marketing budgets were cut during the pandemic.  Most surprisingly, 60% of the respondents reported that their key performance indicators (KPIs) had not changed, despite these cuts.  Producing the same results with less resources isn’t a viable option for the masses, and yet the impact of this change will likely take six to nine months to become apparent based on a typical enterprise sales cycle. This confluence of events will likely cause missed revenue numbers and churn in marketing and sales staff in 2021. Marketing agencies must be prepared for an influx of calls from marketing executives who understand the need to build top of funnel demand quickly, but don’t have the internal resources.

2. Technology Has Become the Great Equalizer for Smaller Businesses

The rise of SaaS applications for every function of a business and for businesses of every size, robotics process automation (RPA), application developers with AI experience, and “rentable” technology “as a service” have created a great advantage for small businesses that would otherwise not be able to afford automation and access to sophisticated business analytics.  With these benefits much more affordable and accessible, there is no reason even a small business cannot “go digital” to reduce costs and fuel growth.  With these advantages, small businesses across industries will be as attractive as their…
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Josh is still bullish, would you buy Airbnb IPO, Dow 30k takes, Tesla added to SPX

 

Josh is still bullish, would you buy Airbnb IPO, Dow 30k takes, Tesla added to SPX

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On an all new edition of What Are Your Thoughts, Michael Batnick and Josh Brown tackle all the biggest topics on Wall Street this week, including:

  • Some notable IPOs are headed our way this December – Wish, Affirm, Roblox, DoorDash and, of course, Airbnb – which would you buy?
  • Dow 30,000 – should round numbers be viewed as important for investors?
  • It might be the biggest merger of the year and almost no one is even familiar with the target company!
  • Tesla is being added to the S&P 500, officially, so why you ...


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Does the Cleveland Fed's Systemic Risk Indicator Predict Stress?

By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.

Cleveland Fed’s Systemic Risk Indicator is Reliable, Timely, and Valid When Predicting Stress

The Cleveland Fed’s systemic risk indicator (SRI) was developed in response to the financial crisis of 2007-2009 in the hope that it could provide regulators with advance warning of conditions that might warrant a corrective response.

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Socialism is a trigger word on social media - but real discussion is going on amid the screaming

 

Socialism is a trigger word on social media – but real discussion is going on amid the screaming

‘Tug-of-words’ posts debating the merits of socialism versus capitalism are all over social media platforms. pxfuel

Courtesy of Robert Kozinets, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

The word “socialism” has become a trigger word in U.S. politics, with both positive and negative perceptions of it split alo...



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Zero Hedge

Owner Of NYC Bar Arrested Days After Declaring "Autonomous Zone" To Dodge Pandemic Restrictions

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The co-owner of a bar on Staten Island which declared itself an 'autonomous zone' after its liquor license was yanked over COVID-19 lockdown violations was arrested and perp-walked out of the business in handcuffs on Tuesday night.

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Kimble Charting Solutions

Are Commodity Prices About To Let The Good Times Roll?

Courtesy of Chris Kimble

Commodities have traded “heavy” for the past decade, as bond yields remain low and inflationary forces remain under wraps. But this trend could be up-ended as we head into 2021.

Today’s chart 2-pack looks at long-term “monthly” charts of the Thomson Reuters Equal Weight Commodity Index and the 10-Year US Treasury Bond Yield.

Over the past decades, Commodities and Yields have shown weakness. The Commodity Index has managed ...



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Biotech/COVID-19

Rapid COVID-19 tests can be useful - but there are far too few to put a dent in the pandemic

 

Rapid COVID-19 tests can be useful – but there are far too few to put a dent in the pandemic

Rapid tests for COVID-19 are easy to administer and give fast results. AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File

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Digital Currencies

Five Reasons Why Bitcoin is Going Up

 

Five Reasons Why Bitcoin is Going Up

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Call it the “Respectability Rally”…

A few reasons for Bitcoin’s return to the record highs. It’s about $18,500 as of this writing, matching the previous highs from 2017’s original explosion.

Reason one: It’s going up because it’s going up. Don’t scoff, this is the reason most things in the markets happen and then the explanations are called for afterwards. I’m in financial television, I have literally watched this process occur in real-time. The more something moves in a given direction, the more peop...



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Mapping The Market

COVID-19 Forces More Than Half of Asset Management Firms to Accelerate Adoption of Digital Marketing Technology

By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.

There is no doubt that the use of technology to support client engagement initiatives brings both opportunities and threats but this has been brought into sharp focus this year with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The crisis has brought to the fore the need for firms to enable flexibility in client engagement – the expectation that providers will communicate to clients on their terms, at their speed and frequency and on their preferred channels, is now a given. This is even more critical when clients are experiencing unparalleled anxiety from both market conditions and their own personal circumstances.

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The Technical Traders

Adaptive Fibonacci Price Modeling System Suggests Market Peak May Be Near

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Our Adaptive Fibonacci Price Modeling system is suggesting a moderate price peak may be already setting up in the NASDAQ while the Dow Jones, S&P500, and Transportation Index continue to rally beyond the projected Fibonacci Price Expansion Levels.  This indicates that capital may be shifting away from the already lofty Technology sector and into Basic Materials, Financials, Energy, Consumer Staples, Utilities, as well as other sectors.

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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Lee's Free Thinking

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. 

Is it real or is something else going on? Like a restriction in the numbers of tests, or simply the inability to test enough, or are some people simply giving up on getting tested? Because as we all know from our dear leader, the less testing, the less...



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Insider Scoop

Economic Data Scheduled For Friday

Courtesy of Benzinga

  • Data on nonfarm payrolls and unemployment rate for March will be released at 8:30 a.m. ET.
  • US Services Purchasing Managers' Index for March is scheduled for release at 9:45 a.m. ET.
  • The ISM's non-manufacturing index for March will be released at 10:00 a.m. ET.
  • The Baker Hughes North American rig count report for the latest week is scheduled for release at 1:00 p.m. ET.
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