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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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    Zero Hedge

    Europe's New-Generation Nuclear Plants Stagger Over The Start Line

    Courtesy of ZeroHedge. View original post here.

    Authored by Henry Edwardes-Evans via Platts' "The Barrel" blog,

    Years late and massively over-budget, Europe’s first EPR nuclear plants in Finland and France are on the verge of “energizing”, as the sector jargon goes...

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    ValueWalk

    #1 Performing Global Macro Hedge Fund Sees More Shorts Opportunities Ahead As China Bursts

    By Jacob Wolinsky. Originally published at ValueWalk.

    Crescat Global Macro Fund update to investors on 1/19/2019

    Crescat Global Macro Fund and Crescat Long/Short fund delivered strong returns for both December and full year 2018 in a difficult market. Based on ...



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    Divisive economics

     

    Guest author David Brin — scientist, technology consultant, best-selling author and futurist — explores the records of Democrats and Republicans on the US economy in the following post. For David's latest posts, visit the CONTRARY BRIN blog. For his books and short stories, visit his web...



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    Kimble Charting Solutions

    Stock declines did not break 9-year support, says Joe Friday

    Courtesy of Chris Kimble.

    We often hear “Stocks take an escalator up and an elevator down!” No doubt stocks did experience a swift decline from the September highs to the Christmas eve lows. Looks like the “elevator” part of the phrase came true as 2018 was coming to an end.

    The first part of the “stocks take an escalator up” seems to still be in play as well despite the swift decline of late.

    Joe Friday Just The Facts Ma’am- All of these indices hit long-term rising support on Christmas Eve at each (1), where support held and rallies have followed.

    If you find long-term perspectives helpf...



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    Digital Currencies

    Transparency and privacy: Empowering people through blockchain

     

    Transparency and privacy: Empowering people through blockchain

    Blockchain technologies can empower people by allowing them more control over their user data. Shutterstock

    Courtesy of Ajay Kumar Shrestha, University of Saskatchewan

    Blockchain has already proven its huge influence on the financial world with its first application in the form of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. It might not be long before its impact is felt everywhere.

    Blockchain is a secure chain of digital records that exist on multiple computers simultaneously so no record can be erased or falsified. The...



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    Insider Scoop

    Cars.com Explores Strategic Alternatives, Analyst Sees Possible Sale Price Around $30 Per Share

    Courtesy of Benzinga.

    Related 44 Biggest Movers From Yesterday 38 Stocks Moving In Wednesday's Mid-Day Session ...

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    Chart School

    Weekly Market Recap Jan 13, 2019

    Courtesy of Blain.

    In last week’s recap we asked:  “Has the Fed solved all the market’s problems in 1 speech?”

    Thus far the market says yes!  As Guns n Roses preached – all we need is a little “patience”.  Four up days followed by a nominal down day Friday had the market following it’s normal pattern the past nearly 30 years – jumping whenever the Federal Reserve hints (or essentially says outright) it is here for the markets.   And in case you missed it the prior Friday, Chairman Powell came back out Thursday to reiterate the news – so…so… so… patient!

    Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reinforced that message Thursday during a discussion at the Economic Club of Washington where he said that the central bank will be “fle...



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    Members' Corner

    Why Trump Can't Learn

     

    Bill Eddy (lawyer, therapist, author) predicted Trump's chaotic presidency based on his high-conflict personality, which was evident years ago. This post, written in 2017, references a prescient article Bill wrote before Trump even became president, 5 Reasons Trump Can’t Learn. ~ Ilene 

    Why Trump Can’t Learn

    Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore (...



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    Biotech

    Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences

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

     

    Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences

    Bacteriophage viruses infecting bacterial cells , Bacterial viruses. from www.shutterstock.com

    Courtesy of John Bergeron, McGill University

    Today, the scientific community is aghast at the prospect of gene editing to create “designer” humans. Gene editing may be of greater consequence than climate change, or even the consequences of unleashing the energy of the atom.

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    Mapping The Market

    Trump: "I Won't Be Here" When It Blows Up

    By Jean-Luc

    Maybe we should simply try him for treason right now:

    Trump on Coming Debt Crisis: ‘I Won’t Be Here’ When It Blows Up

    The president thinks the balancing of the nation’s books is going to, ultimately, be a future president’s problem.

    By Asawin Suebsaeng and Lachlan Markay, Daily Beast

    The friction came to a head in early 2017 when senior officials offered Trump charts and graphics laying out the numbers and showing a “hockey stick” spike in the nationa...



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    OpTrader

    Swing trading portfolio - week of September 11th, 2017

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

     

    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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