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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

Courtesy of Joe Weisenthal, at Clusterstock 

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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    Facebook begins to shift from being a free and open platform into a responsible public utility

     

    Facebook begins to shift from being a free and open platform into a responsible public utility

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepares to testify on Capitol Hill. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

    Courtesy of Anjana Susarla, Michigan State University

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    Zero Hedge

    Death Of A Nation: Drug Overdose Deaths Jump To Record 72,000 Last Year

    Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates drug overdose deaths based on a current flow of mortality data from the National Vital Statistics System has just reached a record of 71,568 Americans in 2017. That is a 6.6 percent jump in overdose deaths over 2016 and represents a rapid deterioration of America’s inner core: The middle class.

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    Digital Currencies

    Bitcoin's rollercoaster ride reflects the biggest issue facing cryptocurrencies: regulation

     

    Bitcoin's rollercoaster ride reflects the biggest issue facing cryptocurrencies: regulation

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    Courtesy of Brian Lucey, Trinity College Dublin and Shaen Corbet, Dublin City University

    The rollercoaster of cryptocurrency pricing is on the downward slope again. Bitcoin has fallen by a quarter in the past month, with other...



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    ValueWalk

    The Top 10 Wildest Campaigns Of 2018: Starboard's Stake In Symantec

    By ActivistInsight. Originally published at ValueWalk.

    This week’s column is a continuation of our 10 “wildest campaigns” of 2018. Find the first part here.

    Q2 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc

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    Kimble Charting Solutions

    Small Caps attempting 20-year breakout, says Joe Friday

    Courtesy of Chris Kimble.

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    The Russell 2000 trend remains solidly higher, as it has created a series of higher lows and higher highs inside of rising channel (1) over the past 25-years.

    Small caps have been an upside leader in 2018, as they are very near all-time highs.

    We applied Fibonacci extension levels to the 2007 highs and 2009 lows at each (2).

    Joe Friday Just The Facts Ma’am- Small caps are attempting a dual breakout at (3). 

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    Insider Scoop

    Walmart Posts Standout Quarter, But Raymond James Downgrades On Flipkart Costs

    Courtesy of Benzinga.

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    Biotech

    Nanomedicine could revolutionise the way we treat TB. Here's how

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    Nanomedicine could revolutionise the way we treat TB. Here's how

    Nanomedicine could scupper the need for TB patients to take multiple daily tablets with toxic side effects. Daniel Irungu/EPA

    Courtesy of Sarah D'Souza, University of the Western Cape and Admire Dube, University of the Western Cape

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    Chart School

    Bitcoin Update - 6000 is support

    Courtesy of Read the Ticker.

    Demand shows it hand at support levels, well it obvious that $6000 BTCUSD is support so far.

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    Members' Corner

    There Are 3 Main Theories That Explain Trump's Approach to Putin and Russia-Which One Makes the Most Sense?

    What do you think?

    Thom Hartmann suggests that the "Manchurian Candidate theory" is the least likely explanation for Trump's pro-Russia behavior in "There Are 3 Main Theories That Explain Trump’s Approach to Putin and Russia—Which One Makes the Most Sense?" (below).  disagrees and suggests that Putin probably has "the goods" on Trump in "Trump’s Plot Against America". (To be fair, Hartmann acknowledges that his three theories are not mutually exclusive.) Jonathan Chait argues ...



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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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    OpTrader

    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.

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    All About Trends

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