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10 Things You Need To Know That Are Going On This Weekend

SPECIAL EDITION: 10 Things You Need To Know That Are Going On This Weekend

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It’s a Saturday, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it, because there’s a heck of a lot going on. 

Here’s what you need to be paying attention to this May Day.

  • Greece/IMF/EU talks continue. According to Greek government officials, some kind of announcement may be made today. The market is hoping to hear something that’s orders of magnitude stronger than any bailout announcement we’ve gotten so far, or otherwise the feeling will be that it can and will fall through again.
  • Of course, there are fresh violent, anti-austerity protests going on today in Athens. The fact that it’s May Day, a day for celebrating anti-capitalism only adds to the tension.
  • New reports suggest the criminal probe into Goldman Sachs is not just a perfunctory follow-on to the SEC charges, but rather a truly separate thing that’s wider than Abacus, and that started before the SEC’s investigation. HUGE.
  • With just five days before the election, UK’s The Guardian has endorsed the Liberal Democrats, the country’s biggest third party. Its leader, Nick Clegg, has surged thanks to a string of strong debate performances, Gordon Brown’s disastrous campaigning, and a lingering sense of unease with the conservatives.


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    Preparing For Lower Returns

     

    Preparing For Lower Returns

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    We’ve been hearing about the prospect of lower future returns for U.S. based investors for years now*. The thesis behind this is fairly straightforward; high recent returns coupled with high valuations in the stock market, and low interest rates in the bond market is not conducive to further above average returns.

    Consider the following:

    • A U.S. only 60/40 portfolio has compounded at 10.5% over the last 10 years.
    • The CAPE ratio is at 30.9
    • The ten-year treasury is currently yielding 1.8%

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    Zero Hedge

    Containing The Huawei 'Virus'?

    Courtesy of ZeroHedge View original post here.

    Authored by James Gorrie via The Epoch Times,

    The deadly virus originating out of the central Chinese city of Wuhan is making headlines, and well it should. There’s the potential for this new coronavirus to spread rapidly from China to the rest of Asia and the West.

    The virus attacks victims’ immune systems, compromising their health and threaten...



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    The Technical Traders

    The Wuhan Wipeout - Could It Happen?

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    News is traveling fast about the Corona Virus that originated in Wuhan, China. Two new confirmed cases in the US, one in Europe and hundreds in China. As we learn more about thispotential pandemic outbreak, we are learning that China did very little to contain this problem from the start. Now, quarantining two cities and trying to control the potential
    outbreak, may become a futile effort.

    In most of Asia, the Chinese New Year is already in full swing.  Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Malaysia, India and a host of other countries are already starting to celebrate the 7 to 10 day long New Year.  Millions of people have already traveled hundreds of thousands of miles to visit family...



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    Kimble Charting Solutions

    Bad News For Crude Oil Should Come From This Pattern, Says Joe Friday

    Courtesy of Chris Kimble

    It’s a good idea for investors to be aware of key indicators and inter-market relationships.

    Perhaps it’s watching the US Dollar as an indicator for precious metals or emerging markets. Or watching interest rates for the economy. Experience, history, and relationships matter. And it’s good to simply add these to our tool-kit.

    Today, we look at another relationship that has signaled numerous stock market tops and bottoms over the years, and especially the past several months, Crude Oil.

    When crude oil tops or bottoms, it seems that ...



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    Insider Scoop

    5 Software-Application Stocks Moving In Thursday's After-Market Session

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    Gainers

    Atlassian Corporation, Inc. (NASDAQ:TEAM) stock surged 9.7% to $145.50 during Thursday's after-market session. According to the most recent rating by Morgan Stanley, on January 13, the current rating is at Overweight.

    Diebold Nixdorf, Inc. (NYSE:DBD) shares increased by 8.1% to $11.48. The most recent rating by DA Davidson, on December 13, is at Buy, with a price target of $17.00.

    Telaria, Inc. (NYSE:TLRA) stock rose 4...



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    Biotech

    Snakes could be the original source of the new coronavirus outbreak in China

    Reminder: We are available to chat with Members, comments are found below each post.

     

    Snakes could be the original source of the new coronavirus outbreak in China

    Chinese cobra (Naja atra) with hood spread. Briston/Wikimedia, CC BY-SA

    Haitao Guo, University of Pittsburgh; Guangxiang “George” Luo, Univers...



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    Chart School

    RTT browsing latest..

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    Please review a collection of WWW browsing results. The information here is delayed by a few months, members get the most recent content.



    Date Found: Monday, 16 September 2019, 05:22:48 PM

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    Comment: This chart says SP500 should go back to 2016 levels (overshoot will occur of course)



    Date Found: Tuesday, 17 September 2019, 01:53:30 AM

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    Comment: This would be HUGE...got gold!


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    The War on All Fact People

     

    David Brin shares an excerpt from his new book on the relentless war against democracy and how we can fight back. You can also read the first, second and final chapters of Polemical Judo at David's blog Contrary Brin.

    The War on All Fact People 

    Excerpted from David Brin's new book, the beginning of chapter 5, Polemical Judo: Memes...



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    Lee's Free Thinking

    Why Blaming the Repo Market is Like Blaming the Australian Bush Fires

     

    Why Blaming the Repo Market is Like Blaming the Australian Bush Fires

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    The repo market problem isn’t the problem. It’s a sideshow, a diversion, and a joke. It’s a symptom of the problem.

    Today, I got a note from Liquidity Trader subscriber David, a professional investor, and it got me to thinking. Here’s what David wrote:

    Lee,

    The ‘experts’ I hear from keep saying that once 300B more in reserves have ...



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    Digital Currencies

    Cryptos Have Surged Since Soleimani Death, Bitcoin Tops $8,000

    Courtesy of ZeroHedge View original post here.

    Bitcoin is up over 15% since the assassination of Iran General Soleimani...

    Source: Bloomberg

    ...topping $8,000 for the first time since before Thanksgiving...

    Source: Bloomberg

    Testing its key 100-day moving-average for the first time since October...

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    Mapping The Market

    How IPOs Are Priced

    Via Jean Luc 

    Funny but probably true:

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    Free eBook - "My Top Strategies for 2017"

     

     

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    Phil has a chapter in a newly-released eBook that we think you’ll enjoy.

    In My Top Strategies for 2017, Phil's chapter is Secret Santa’s Inflation Hedges for 2017.

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