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SeeSaw Day

For Trading September 25TH
Seesaw Day!
COST Beats But Sells Off
ABSOLUTE LUNACY
Today’s market started off on the downside couldn’t get going and rallied, couldn’t make much headway and reversed again and closed pretty much unchanged. Really a “much ado about nothing. The Close was DJIA +52.31 (.20%), NASDAQ +39.28 (.37%), S&P 500 +9.67 (.30%), the Russell +.03, and DJ Transports +22.39 (.20%). Market internals were just 1:1 in NYSE and 1.4:1 down on NASDAQ. Volume was slightly higher. DJIA was split 17:13 UP with the only major movers were GS +59 DPs and BA -34 DP’s. The Continuing claims were 12,580,000 and initial claims 870,000. Both numbers were slightly higher than forecast, but within a reasonable range. They really didn’t have much effect on the market. Later in the morning New Home sales came in at +4.8% vs. -.03 expected. That number was a major expansion and well over forecast with the south being the biggest gainer, +13.4%.
Our “open forum” on Discord, which allows me to interact with subscribers and others to allow direct questions and chart opinions on just about any stock, continues to grow with more participants every day. It is informative and allows me to share insights as the market is open and moving. The link is: https://discord.gg/ATvC7YZ and I will be there and active from before the open and all day. It’s a great place to share ideas and gain some insights, and we’ve grown to almost 3000 members. I also returned to my radio show today with a great live interview with the Chief Medical Officer of JANONE (JAN) and it was a great show. This is the link to the audio recording including my discussion of the market and the very exciting story of JAN’s phenomenal NON-OPIOID Pain Med! This is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCFCxnijFO4 Enjoy!!
TUESDAY’S RADIO SHOW: https://youtu.be/dJGunoIqLZU v With my guest: David Weinstein on Bio-Hacking !!
Tonight’s closing comment video: https://youtu.be/cHWJRLSdfMs
SECTORS: Goldman Sachs got an upgrade from UBS and the stock reacted well, closing $195.11 +8.99 (4.8%) and as mentioned above, the biggest gainer in the DJIA. WFC was also picked by Baird as its “fresh pick” whatever that means and was up a meager .49 @ $23.32. COSTCO (COST) reported great earnings and record sales but after a jump from $347 +2.37 it hit $354.16 but turned back and fell as far as $334 before closing $338.75 -5.88 (1.7%). SPI, yesterday’s EV star, which hit $46.67 before closing $14.00 had a range of $28.71 to $12.50 and closed $13.10 -.90; but today’s magic word deal was SUNW which yesterday made a statement about doing EV busines moved from $ .77 to $4.57 before closing $1.16 got better traction today and ran up to $8.50 before closing $3.93 +2.77 or 238%. New Group:
AIR & CRUISE LINES were LOWER with CCL -.23, RCL -.74, NCHL -.23, AAL unch., DAL -.16, LUV -.35, UAL +.19, HA -.41, ALK -.58 and XTN $57.27 -.23 (.40%).
FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN was HIGHER with TSN -.09, BGS +.95, FLO +.25, CPB +1.25, CAG +.77, MDLZ +.79, KHC +.17, CALM +.75, JJSF +1.01, SAFM +2.11, HRL +.62, SJM +2.58, PPC -.04, KR +.17, and PBJ $31.98 +.30 (.95%).
BIOPHARMA was LOWER with BIIB -2.,16, ABBV -.96, REGN -7.73, ISRG +.12, GILD -.61, MYL -.07, TEVA +.07, VRTX +.18, INCY -.90, ICPT +.47, LABU -1.48, and IBB $130.84 -1.24 (.94%). CANNABIS: was MIXED with TLRY +.10, CGC -.15, CRON +.10, GWPH -1.50, ACB +.,07, NBEV +.05, CURLF -.19, KERN -.23, and MJ..unchanged.
DEFENSE was LOWER with LMT -3.24, GD +.99, TXT -.12, NOC -3.06, BWXT -.95, TDY +.31, RTX -.35, and ITA $155.25 -1.45 (.93%).
RETAIL: was LOWER with M -.01, JWN +.04, KSS -.01, DDS -1.01, WMT +1.49, TGT +.81, TJX +.10, RL -.31, UAA -.33, LULU -.57, TPR -.25, CPRI -.18 and XRT $48.53 -.75 (1.52%).
MEGA-CAPS & FAANG were HIGHER with GOOGL +13.47, AMZN +498.01, AAPL +1.88, FB +2.41, NFLX +6.41, NVDA +14.05, TSLA +13.39, BABA -2.31, BIDU +1.13, CMG -17.28, CRM +4.01, BA -3.88, CAT +1.62, DIS -.03, and XLK $112.31 +1.65 (1.49%). PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THESE PRICES ARE LATE MARKET QUOTES AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE 4:00 CLOSES.
FINANCIALS were HIGHER with GS +9.88, JPM +.55, BAC +.20, MS +.58, C +.53, PNC +.97, AIG +.07, TRV +.33, AXP +,.04, V +.63, and XLF $23.25 +.05 (.22%).
OIL, $40.31 + .38, Oil was higher all day. I am looking for about another $1.00 or so before I would consider selling it for a correction. The stocks were HIGHER with XLE $30.20 -.01 (.03%).
GOLD $1,876.90 +8.50, opened LOWER but and gave up most of the recent gains and finished well off the low but substantially lower. I have closed out the NEM calls at a loss. I will take another look after I’ve seen some sideways action.
BITCOIN: closed $10,670 +390. After breaking out over $10,000 we have had a “running correction” pushing prices toward $12,000, reaching a recovery high of $12220 Thursday, and after a day of rest in between, we resumed the rally touching $12,635, but have sold off back to support. We had 750 shares of GBTC and sold off 250 last week at $13.93 and still have 500 with a cost of $8.45. GBTC closed $11.17 +.56 today.
Tomorrow is another day.
CAM
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Seesaw Day

For Trading September 25TH
Seesaw Day!
COST Beats But Sells Off
ABSOLUTE LUNACY
Today’s market started off on the downside couldn’t get going and rallied, couldn’t make much headway and reversed again and closed pretty much unchanged. Really a “much ado about nothing. The Close was DJIA +52.31 (.20%), NASDAQ +39.28 (.37%), S&P 500 +9.67 (.30%), the Russell +.03, and DJ Transports +22.39 (.20%). Market internals were just 1:1 in NYSE and 1.4:1 down on NASDAQ. Volume was slightly higher. DJIA was split 17:13 UP with the only major movers were GS +59 DPs and BA -34 DP’s. The Continuing claims were 12,580,000 and initial claims 870,000. Both numbers were slightly higher than forecast, but within a reasonable range. They really didn’t have much effect on the market. Later in the morning New Home sales came in at +4.8% vs. -.03 expected. That number was a major expansion and well over forecast with the south being the biggest gainer, +13.4%.
Our “open forum” on Discord, which allows me to interact with subscribers and others to allow direct questions and chart opinions on just about any stock, continues to grow with more participants every day. It is informative and allows me to share insights as the market is open and moving. The link is: https://discord.gg/ATvC7YZ and I will be there and active from before the open and all day. It’s a great place to share ideas and gain some insights, and we’ve grown to almost 3000 members. I also returned to my radio show today with a great live interview with the Chief Medical Officer of JANONE (JAN) and it was a great show. This is the link to the audio recording including my discussion of the market and the very exciting story of JAN’s phenomenal NON-OPIOID Pain Med! This is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCFCxnijFO4 Enjoy!!
TUESDAY’S RADIO SHOW: https://youtu.be/dJGunoIqLZU v With my guest: David Weinstein on Bio-Hacking !!
Tonight’s closing comment video: https://youtu.be/cHWJRLSdfMs
SECTORS: Goldman Sachs got an upgrade from UBS and the stock reacted well, closing $195.11 +8.99 (4.8%) and as mentioned above, the biggest gainer in the DJIA. WFC was also picked by Baird as its “fresh pick” whatever that means and was up a meager .49 @ $23.32. COSTCO (COST) reported great earnings and record sales but after a jump from $347 +2.37 it hit $354.16 but turned back and fell as far as $334 before closing $338.75 -5.88 (1.7%). SPI, yesterday’s EV star, which hit $46.67 before closing $14.00 had a range of $28.71 to $12.50 and closed $13.10 -.90; but today’s magic word deal was SUNW which yesterday made a statement about doing EV busines moved from $ .77 to $4.57 before closing $1.16 got better traction today and ran up to $8.50 before closing $3.93 +2.77 or 238%. New Group:
AIR & CRUISE LINES were LOWER with CCL -.23, RCL -.74, NCHL -.23, AAL unch., DAL -.16, LUV -.35, UAL +.19, HA -.41, ALK -.58 and XTN $57.27 -.23 (.40%).
FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN was HIGHER with TSN -.09, BGS +.95, FLO +.25, CPB +1.25, CAG +.77, MDLZ +.79, KHC +.17, CALM +.75, JJSF +1.01, SAFM +2.11, HRL +.62, SJM +2.58, PPC -.04, KR +.17, and PBJ $31.98 +.30 (.95%).
BIOPHARMA was LOWER with BIIB -2.,16, ABBV -.96, REGN -7.73, ISRG +.12, GILD -.61, MYL -.07, TEVA +.07, VRTX +.18, INCY -.90, ICPT +.47, LABU -1.48, and IBB $130.84 -1.24 (.94%). CANNABIS: was MIXED with TLRY +.10, CGC -.15, CRON +.10, GWPH -1.50, ACB +.,07, NBEV +.05, CURLF -.19, KERN -.23, and MJ..unchanged.
DEFENSE was LOWER with LMT -3.24, GD +.99, TXT -.12, NOC -3.06, BWXT -.95, TDY +.31, RTX -.35, and ITA $155.25 -1.45 (.93%).
RETAIL: was LOWER with M -.01, JWN +.04, KSS -.01, DDS -1.01, WMT +1.49, TGT +.81, TJX +.10, RL -.31, UAA -.33, LULU -.57, TPR -.25, CPRI -.18 and XRT $48.53 -.75 (1.52%).
MEGA-CAPS & FAANG were HIGHER with GOOGL +13.47, AMZN +498.01, AAPL +1.88, FB +2.41, NFLX +6.41, NVDA +14.05, TSLA +13.39, BABA -2.31, BIDU +1.13, CMG -17.28, CRM +4.01, BA -3.88, CAT +1.62, DIS -.03, and XLK $112.31 +1.65 (1.49%). PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THESE PRICES ARE LATE MARKET QUOTES AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE 4:00 CLOSES.
FINANCIALS were HIGHER with GS +9.88, JPM +.55, BAC +.20, MS +.58, C +.53, PNC +.97, AIG +.07, TRV +.33, AXP +,.04, V +.63, and XLF $23.25 +.05 (.22%).
OIL, $40.31 + .38, Oil was higher all day. I am looking for about another $1.00 or so before I would consider selling it for a correction. The stocks were HIGHER with XLE $30.20 -.01 (.03%).
GOLD $1,876.90 +8.50, opened LOWER but and gave up most of the recent gains and finished well off the low but substantially lower. I have closed out the NEM calls at a loss. I will take another look after I’ve seen some sideways action.
BITCOIN: closed $10,670 +390. After breaking out over $10,000 we have had a “running correction” pushing prices toward $12,000, reaching a recovery high of $12220 Thursday, and after a day of rest in between, we resumed the rally touching $12,635, but have sold off back to support. We had 750 shares of GBTC and sold off 250 last week at $13.93 and still have 500 with a cost of $8.45. GBTC closed $11.17 +.56 today.
Tomorrow is another day.
CAM
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For Trading July 21

For Trading JULY 21st
AMZN $3,800 TARGET
NASDAQ Strength Returns
Airline Travel Down 4%
IBM BEATS +6%
Today’s market got off to strong start on the NASDAQ with a return to the favored position after a week of weakness, and the S&P followed, at a distance as the DJIA was the weak sister. But the rally continued on with price target increases for AMZN by both Goldman and Jefferies with the new target of $3,800. The final numbers were DJIA +8.92 (.03%), NASDAQ +263.90 (2.51%), S&P-500 +27.11 (.84%), the Russell -5.36 (.36%), and the Transports were -154.96 (1.57%). Internals were soft with NYSE 4:3 down and NASDAQ just barely ahead at 17:15.5. Volume on the NYSE was down while NAZ was slightly higher. DJIA was 20:10 down with the biggest winner MSFT +60 and AAPL +56DP’s while the losers were MMM -25 and UNH -21DP’s.
While there was some encouraging vaccine news, there were also several disappointments from both AZN and a downgrade of MRNA. It’s tough to live up to all the hype! MRNA finished the day @ $82.68 -12.17 (13%) and AZN, down from the high of $64.94 to close $58.68 -2.42 (5.3%).
Our “open forum” on Discord, which allows me to interact with subscribers and others to allow direct questions and chart opinions on just about any stock, continues to grow with more participants every day. It is informative and allows me to share insights as the market is open and moving. The link is: https://discord.gg/ATvC7YZ and I will be there and active from before the open and all day. It’s a great place to share ideas and gain some insights, and we’ve grown to almost 3000 members. I also did this video titled “How to survive being an options trader and not blow up your account,” over the long weekend. I think it’s highly informative as a guide to stock selection and option choices. The link is https://youtu.be/Y7H9RpWfLlo Enjoy!!
Tonight’s closing comment video https://youtu.be/oxpqtYs8Tiw
SECTORS: IBM was the feature and while they reported the 9th quarter that they had lower revenues but still beat estimates both for revs and earnings. The stock, up from $115 just 10 days ago to close $132.15 + 7.04 (6.3%). The fall of the transports was due primarily to the airlines. The public has decided to act with some restraint and actually hasn’t fallen for all the “feel-good” happy talk about going places by plane. After the airlines have had new low fares and increased their capacity, the planes are flying half empty and for the week the number of passengers fell 4%. Cheers for people acting in a safe and sound manner and keeping social distancing, and not falling for the BS of “the empty center seat” is adequate. It reminds me of the “old days” of my youth when there were smoking sections on planes. What a joke that was, as if the first 10 rows in coach weren’t filled with smoke from the last rows of the first-class section.
FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN was LOWER with TSN -.66, BGS -.40, FLO -.06, CPB -.38, CAG -.38, MDLZ -.65, KHC -.96, CALM -.35, JJSF -1.34, SAFM -2.62, HRL -.22, SJM -.59, PPC -.50, KR +.30, and PBJ $32.44 -.16 (.47%).
BIOPHARMA was HIGHER with BIIB +1.52, ABBV -1.11, REGN +14.15, ISRG +16.80, GILD +.51, MYL -.30, TEVA +.27, VRTX +7.47, BHC -.20, INCY +5.58, ICPT -.58, LABU +2.73, and IBB $145.78 +1.82 (1.26%).
CANNABIS: was LOWER with TLRY -.22, CGC -.26, CRON -.11, GWPH +1.90, ACB -.30, NBEV +1.47 (88%) ON MERGER NEWS, CURLF +.03, KERN -.25 and MJ $13.37 -.15 (1.11%).
DEFENSE: was LOWER with LMT +3.00, GD -1.49, TXT -.45, NOC -5.35, BWXT -.29, TDY -1.21, RTX -.74 and ITA $161.76 -1.93 (1.18%).
RETAIL: was LOWER with M -.28, JWN -.46, KSS -.82, DDS -.32, WMT -.34, TGT -1.69, TJX -1.11, RL -2.01, UAA -.20, LULU +10.48, TPR -.64, CPRI -.79, and XRT $44.99 -.29 (.64%).
FAANG and Big Cap: were HIGHER with GOOGL +47.15, AMZN +246.03 (8.31%), AAPL +8.49, FB +3.46, NFLX +9.29, NVDA +12.60, TSLA +162.16, BABA +7.91, BIDU +1.73, CMG +30.78, CAT -2.11, BA -.79, DIS -.85 and XLK $170.80 +.82 (.48%). PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THESE PRICES ARE LATE MARKET QUOTES AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE 4:00 CLOSES.
FINANCIALS were LOWER with GS +.36, JPM -.76, BAC +.34, MS -.48, C -.19, PNC -.03, AIG -.67, TRV -.19, AXP -1.20, V +3.65 and XLF $23.84 -.11 (.46%).
OIL, $40.92 +.17. Oil was lower in last night’s trading before we rallied in the morning. I mentioned in last night’s charts with comments section in the Weekly Strategies letter, that it is a toss-up for a move in either direction. We had a merger of NBL and CVX today, possibly setting up more M&A in the near future. The stocks were MIXED with XLE $36.08 -.61 (1.66%).
GOLD $1,817.40 +7.40. It was a continuation rally and a new recovery high of $1,829.80. I have only the NEM August 65 / 70 spread on in the Gold market. We also have GLD 7/24 170 call position @ $1.22 that finished $1.50 +.29.
BITCOIN: closed $9,190 -5. After trading back to 8985 we rallied back to close – only $5. Since last week we have closed between 9200 – 92.85 every day with narrow ranges and today was a good start to move higher. A break over 10,000 still sends us higher. We added 350 shares of GBTC @ $10.02 to our position of 400 @ $8.06, bringing our average price to $8.97. GBTC closed $9.42 - .12 today.
Tomorrow is another day.
CAM
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Why Everyone In Crypto Is Talking About DeFi?

A new movement is pumping oxygen into the cryptocurrency industry despite asset prices that remain 75% lower than where they were in late 2017.
It’s called DeFi, short for decentralized finance—it’s the notion that crypto entrepreneurs can recreate traditional financial instruments in a decentralized architecture, outside of companies’ and governments’ control.
And with fresh allegations of misused funds against the centrally controlled cryptocurrency tether, the argument for decentralized applications has become even more relevant.
Bitcoin and Ethereum are the original DeFi applications. Both are controlled by large networks of computers, not central authorities.
Many investors use bitcoin like gold, as a store-of-value investment that protects against inflation, while Ethereum has been instrumental—and controversial—in helping startups crowdfund their operations.
But newer apps are dominating the DeFi conversation. The “stablecoin” Dai is a bitcoin-like digital token that aims to be a global currency untouchable by central banks. Unlike bitcoin, its value is pegged to the U.S. dollar, drastically reducing the volatility that prevents bitcoin from being practical for everyday purchases. Compound is a crypto version of a money market fund, letting users earn interest. Dharma lets you issue and underwrite debt to gain investment returns.
“The goal of DeFi is to reconstruct the banking system for the whole world in this open, permissionless way,” says Alex Pack, managing partner at Dragonfly Capital, a $100 million crypto fund. “You only get that shot every 50 years.”
Salil Deshpande, a partner at Bain Capital Ventures who leads the firm’s crypto investments, thinks people first became interested in DeFi because “they have a libertarian streak.” They like that they can build censorship-resistant products, and some developers are simply fascinated with the technology and its capabilities.
The most powerful effects of DeFi applications, Deshpande says, will take shape over the long term. He points to Venezuela, where a steep drop in oil prices and poor government policies like printing vast amounts of money have crushed the economy, with inflation exceeding 1,000,000% last year, according to the IMF. “Central banks are just people, and people make mistakes,” Deshpande wrote in a 2018 blog post. Decentralized financial applications “can make our financial systems more transparent, more resilient and less fragile,” he says.
Jill Carlson, a former Goldman Sachs trader and strategy lead at blockchain company Chain, has been researching how Venezuelans are using digital assets to combat hyperinflation as part of a nonprofit she cofounded, the Open Money Initiative. “Crypto is not saving Venezuela,” she says. But bitcoin is being used by small numbers of people as a tool to protect against inflation and to send money to family members in other countries.
Dai, the most widely used DeFi application not counting Bitcoin and Ethereum, has spiked in popularity over the past six months, although adoption remains very low. About 21,000 people currently hold the asset, and in early April, it hit a peak number of daily transactions at 13,490. That’s up from less than 500 average daily transactions in the first few months after it launched in late 2017.
The software behind Dai is technologically complex and consists of over 1,000 lines of code, “which is a lot for crypto,” Dragonfly Capital’s Alex Pack says. It lays out rules for how new Dai are minted and how the system is maintained. For example, to create $100 worth of new Dai, users must pledge $150 of ether. They must also pay an interest rate or “stability fee,” because they’re borrowing Dai when they create it. Dai has a sister currency called MKR, and people who hold MKR vote to determine Dai’s interest rate.
Two percent of all ether, or about $339 million worth of ether, is locked up in Dai. Compound has about $34 million in locked ether, while Dharma has roughly $10 million.
The stablecoin tether has much more usage and adoption—it surpassed 44,000 transactions on April 4, according to Coin Metrics. But it’s not decentralized, since it’s managed by iFinex, a widely scrutinized Hong Kong company recently accused of moving money from its tether stablecoin reserves to cover up for $850 million in missing funds on its Bitfinex exchange. Such incidents make the case for a decentralized currency even more compelling.
Despite the potential for noble use cases of Dai, like helping residents of troubled countries, people are primarily using it to make bigger, leveraged bets on Ethereum. Investors can pledge ether to borrow Dai, and then use that Dai to buy more ether. A second use case: Traders who want to exit out of a volatile cryptocurrency can swap it for Dai instead of a fiat currency. Dai is also being used as money by “financially underserved communities, such as many people in South America,” says Rune Christensen, CEO of the Maker Foundation, the nonprofit that built Dai’s software.
What are the biggest risks of DeFi applications? “The smart contracts could be hacked,” Pack says. “There could be a backdoor that allows someone to steal all of your keys. But you’re trusting in open-source code—over time, many eyes are looking at it.” Christensen notes that Dai’s software has been audited four times by well-respected security research firms like Trail of Bits.
While the DeFi movement has many fans, some traders don’t think it will move the needle on cryptocurrency adoption. “Technologically, I think it’s brilliant,” says Jeff Dorman, chief investment officer at digital asset management firm Arca. But he sees more promise in a stablecoin created by a large company with many users, pointing to recent reports that Facebook is working on one. “Ultimately, distribution wins out,” he says.
Dorman doesn’t mind that Facebook’s coin would be centralized. “That’s why so many passionate libertarians and government anarchists are in crypto,” he says. “They see this utopian future that we one day might get to, but we’re not getting there overnight. So let’s walk before we run.”
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For Trading July 16th

For Trading JULY 16th
GS Earnings a Beat Prop-Trading Helps
NASDAQ Still Weaker
TWTR HACKED
Today’s market got off to a decent start with the futures indicating a gain of about 500+, but it didn’t live up to its promise, falling back and reaching up “only” 428 and making that high by 9:45 and trading sideways to lower and making a low around 12:15 at + just 50 before turning back up to make a lower high +240 and selling off again, but making a late gain back to +310 before the last little selloff to close +227.51 (.85%), NASDAQ +61.91 (.59%), S&P 500 +29.04 (.91%), the Russell +50.05 (3.5%) and the big winner, DJ Transports +424.96 (4.56%). Market internals were strong with the NYSE A/D 5:1 and NAZ 4:1 with slightly higher volume than yesterday. The DJIA was 25:5 with the big gainer BA, +55 and UNH the big loser -31 DP’s. There was plenty of good news from the Beige Book gains, Industrial production +5.4% v 4.6 est., import / export gains and mortgage apps +5.1%. Tomorrow we have Initial and continuing claims, retail sales, Phili Fed, NAHB housing and business inventories. Plenty to obsess about!
Our “open forum” on Discord, which allows me to interact with subscribers and others to allow direct questions and chart opinions on just about any stock, continues to grow with more participants every day. It is informative and allows me to share insights as the market is open and moving. The link is: https://discord.gg/ATvC7YZ and I will be there and active from before the open and all day. It’s a great place to share ideas and gain some insights, and we’ve grown to almost 3000 members. I also did this video titled “How to survive being an options trader and not blow up your account,” over the long weekend. I think it’s highly informative as a guide to stock selection and option choices. The link is https://youtu.be/Y7H9RpWfLlo Enjoy!!
Tonight’s closing comment video https://youtu.be/hEiml2wDNeA
SECTORS: Goldman Sachs (GS) reported great numbers, buoyed by proprietary trading and while the stock traded as high as $225.24, it couldn’t hold those gains and finished $216.90 +2.89 (1.35%). So, as I mentioned in tonight’s video (link above) the airlines and cruise lines were propelled higher by the news from Moderna (MRNA) that their vaccine produces twice the antigens as those from patients that have recovered from the illness. MRNA finished $80.22 +5.18 (6.9%) after trading as high as $88.37. The airlines were AAL+1.87 (16%), DAL +2.49 (9.5%), LUV +.60 (2.2%), while the cruise lines were CCL +2.44 (16.2%), RCL +10.21 (21%), and NCLH +3.17 (20.6%). If I had to pick one that I’d go with, it would be none of these. I think the play will be in EXPE $90.23 +7.76 (9.4%) since people will need to book regardless of what they want to do or where they want to go. The TWTR hack of several high profile users, Obama, Biden, Bill Gates, Kanye West and Elon Musk was a crypto scam announcing a giveaway that required the sender to deposit .1 BTC in order to receive .2 BTC back…yeah, right…I’m so sure Joe Biden wants to double my money! And, the HOMERUN of the day was the Australian Biotech, Genetic Tech (GENE), whose “Severity Risk Test” was updated on a webinar. The stock was as low as $1.41 earlier this year and closed on Tuesday @ $2.26 and opened the day today @ 2.75 and ran up to $10.30 before closing $5.67 +3.41 (150.89%). Clearly a homerun!
FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN was LOWER with TSN +1.71, BGS -.27, FLO -.13, CPB -1.06, CAG -.37, MDLZ -.19, CALM -.14, JJSF +2.11, SAFM +1.77, HRL -.27, SJM -1.31 and PPC $16.53 +.30 (1.85%).
BIOPHARMA was HIGHER with BIIB +1.69, ABBV +1.60, REGN -8.49, ISRG +22.46, GILD -.44, MYL +.43, TEVA +.88, VRTX +1.28, BHC +1.25, INCY -.05, ICPT +1.93, LABU +4.17 and IBB $142.74 +2.48 (1.77%).
CANNABIS: was HIGHER with TLRY +.24, CGC +.81, CRON +.67, GWPH -3.99, ACB +1.11, CURLF +.10, KERN +.42, and MJ $13.64 +.38 (2.87%).
DEFENSE: was HIGHER with LMT +9.94, GD +2.64, TXT +1.05, NOC +5.21, BWXT +1.24, TDY +21.12, RTX +2.73 and ITA $165.19 +5.58 (3.5%).
RETAIL: was HIGHER with M +.39, JWN +1.12, KSS +1.88, DDS +1.73, WMT +.37, TGT +1.59, TJX +2.57, RL +4.23, UAA +.87, LULU +4.19, TPR +.95, CPRI +1.35
FAANG and Big Cap: were LOWER with GOOGL -5.74, AMZN -86.00, AAPL +.61, FB -.53, NFLX -.38, NVDA -8.78, TSLA -5.80, BIDU -.69, CMG +33.98, BABA +.25, CAT +2.62, BA +6.32, DIS +1.74, and XLK $107.64 +.58 (.54%). PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THESE PRICES ARE LATE MARKET QUOTES AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE 4:00 CLOSES.
FINANCIALS were HIGHER with GS +1.54, JPM +.99, BAC +.52, MS +1.32, C +1.60, PNC +2.89, AIG +.76, TRV +.79, AXP +2.54, V +2.72 and XLF $24.15 +.47 (1.98%).
OIL, $41.20 +.91. Oil was lower in last night’s trading before we rallied in the morning. I mentioned in last night’s charts with comments section in the Weekly Strategies letter, prices are trying to work higher towards $45.00. We needed a close over the previous high close of $40.83 and we finally did that today. The stocks were higher with XLE $37.38 +.79 (2.16%).
GOLD $1,813.80 +.40. It was a continuation rally and a new recovery high of $1,829.80. I have only the NEM August 65 / 70 spread on in the Gold market while we have been back in the Silver (SLV) calls @ $ .92 from Friday. Silver rallied from a down overnight session and the calls closed $1.40 +.12. We also added a GLD 7/24 170 call position @ $1.22 that finished $1.54 -05.
BITCOIN: closed $9,190 -120. After trading back to 8985 we rallied back to close – only $5. Since last week we have closed between 9200 – 92.85 every day with narrow ranges and today was a good start to move higher. A break over 10,000 still sends us higher. We added 350 shares of GBTC @ $10.02 to our position of 400 @ $8.06, bringing our average price to $8.97. GBTC closed $9.48 - .25 today.
Tomorrow is another day.
CAM
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US Stocks, Oil, and Bitcoin Price Plunge, Hinting Second Wave of Coronavirus Cases

Stocks have seen their worst day in three months, as the market has been concerned about a possible second wave of coronavirus cases as lockdowns have been easing in certain states in the US.
Along with the risk of a second wave of infections in a few of the US states, US President Donald Trump’s re-election prospects increased uncertainty in the market, according to Eli Lee, the head of investment strategy at the Bank of Singapore.
With jobless claims reaching more than double their peak during the Great Recession, at 20.9 million, US stocks slid, and Bitcoin price also witnessed a slump in the last 24 hours.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged 6.9%, the S&P 500 fell 5.9%, and the Nasdaq dropped 5.3% near the end of the day. This trend marked its first three-day losing streak since early March when the coronavirus pandemic became a threat to the US economy.
The recent uptick of coronavirus-related hospitalizations became a catalyst for a grim outlook from the US central bank, according to Dan Deming, the managing director at KKM Financial. “The sense is maybe the market got ahead of itself, which makes sense given the fact that we’ve come so far so fast. The reality is this thing’s going to linger longer than probably the market had anticipated.”
Oil futures also fell for the third consecutive day of trading due to concerns over global energy demand, which depended on the currencies of oil producers and countries that rely on exporting commodities. The oil benchmarks are also heading for their first weekly declines in seven weeks.
Bitcoin struggled to reclaim its price at $10,000 as its price slid to $9,100 after fluctuating around the $9,500 mark for about a week. Bitcoin price takes a dip as institutional investors have been feeling uncertain about the market under the current crises.
COVID-19 has highlighted vulnerabilities in the fiat world
Bloomberg recently published a report on its crypto outlook in June 2020, suggesting that the COVID-19 pandemic has been pushing Bitcoin’s maturity, and Bitcoin is gaining the upper hand, against the stock market.
Progressing towards the digital equivalent of gold, Bitcoin’s volatility is at its lowest-ever against crude oil, indicating that the cryptocurrency is joining the mainstream market.
While the Fed is considering the launch of the digital dollar, Facebook’s Libra coin is getting a portion of the spotlight, in particular with the hiring spree of three C-level executives with strong compliance track records.
Goldman Sachs’ prediction
In Asia, the Chinese yuan is also heading for its biggest daily decline in two weeks, which is in line with Goldman Sachs analysts’ prediction. Goldman Sachs is expecting the Chinese yuan to fall to its lowest since 2008 in the coming months due to the existing US-China trade war, and now the US potential sanctions on China over its feud over Hong Kong.
The yuan has been forecasted by Goldman Sachs to fall to 7.25 per dollar during the next three months before recovering to 7.15 per dollar over six months, then to 7 per dollar in the next year. As the firm sees the yuan falling to its 2008 low, the potential for Bitcoin to experience an explosive price rally has been raised.
Bitcoin comes in for people who are looking to bypass China’s strict capital control over sending money offshore. China has previously banned Bitcoin trading as well as trading of other cryptocurrencies, although the development of blockchain has been widely praised in the country.
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Faangs Falter

For Trading JULY 24th
INTC FALTERS
“BIG 6 TAKE IT ON THE CHIN”
GOLD KEEPS ROLLING
Today’s market got off to a mixed start and ended with lots of red ink. The biggest of the big names finally took it on the chin in late trading and finished with losses of between 3 and 5% including AAPL -18 on a sell recommendation by Goldman Sachs. The closes were all near the lows of the day with DJIA -353.51 (1.31%), NASDAQ -244.71 (2.29%), S&P 500 -40.36 (1.23%), the Russell -.06, and the DJ Transport -33.26 (.34%). Internals were just negative on the NYSE at 15:14 while on NASDAQ they were 1.6:1 lower. Volume was lighter on NYSE although 3:2 down while the NAZ was a bit heavier today. On the DJIA there were 8 stock higher but none in double digits while AAPL was the biggest loser -121 DP’s followed by MSFT -63.
Our “open forum” on Discord, which allows me to interact with subscribers and others to allow direct questions and chart opinions on just about any stock, continues to grow with more participants every day. It is informative and allows me to share insights as the market is open and moving. The link is: https://discord.gg/ATvC7YZ and I will be there and active from before the open and all day. It’s a great place to share ideas and gain some insights, and we’ve grown to almost 3000 members. I also did this video titled “How to survive being an options trader and not blow up your account,” over the long weekend. I think it’s highly informative as a guide to stock selection and option choices. The link is https://youtu.be/Y7H9RpWfLlo Enjoy!!
Tonight’s closing comment video https://youtu.be/qPmpTV3mCfM
SECTORS: Earnings were the feature again today with gains from TWTR, KMB, and CTAS and they were higher, but the biggest name this afternoon was Intel (INTC) which reported a beat both top and bottom, but it was vs. estimates had been lowered 2 or 3 times since last quarter (also a miss) and Wall Street was not in the mood to be lied to again, and the stock was pounded to the extent that it fell a full 10% and finished the extended hours session just pennies from the low (53.86) at $54.00, $6.40 on top of the $ .65 loss during the regular day. At this rate, $50 looks likely.
FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN was HIGHER with TSN +.65, BGS +.38, FLO +.02, CPB +.29, CAG +.39, MDLZ +.85, KHC +.16, CALM unch., JJSF +2.20, SAFM +.34, HRL +.22, SJM +.83, PPC +.35, KR +.09, and PBJ $33.12 +.11 (.33%).
BIOPHARMA was LOWER with BIIB -3.81, ABBV +.31, REGN -7.53, ISRG +5.21, GILD -.50, MYL -.48, TEVA -.35, VRTX -8.23, BHC -.27, INCY -3.69, ICPT -.88, LABU -4.15, and IBB $139.14 -2.96 (2.02%).
CANNABIS: was LOWER with TLRY +.03, CGC -.47, CRON -.24, GWPH -4.94, ACB -.36, CURLF +.12, KERN -.08, and MJ $13.06 -.16 (1.21%).
DEFENSE: was LOWER with LMT -5.49, GD -1.03, TXT +/.26, NOC -2.50, BWXT +.10, TDY -15.03, RTX -.15, and ITA $165.62 -1.60 (.96%).
RETAIL: was MIXED with M +.24, JWN +.21, KSS +.64, DDS +.47, WMT -1.18, TGT -1.11, TJX -.05, RL +.29, UAA +.43, LULU -7.45, TPR -.19, CPRI -.69, and XRT $46.65 -.20 (.43%).
FAANG and Big Cap: were LOWER with GOOGL -44.29, AMZN -109.91, AAPL -16.64, FB -6.47, NFLX -11.82, NVDA -13.35, TSLA -107.84, BABA +.88, BIDU -1.95, CMG -62.27, CAT +.22, MSFT -8.15, BA -3.27, DIS -1.88, and XLK $106.49 -2.84 (2.60%). PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THESE PRICES ARE LATE MARKET QUOTES AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE 4:00 CLOSES.
FINANCIALS were LOWER with GS -2.75, JPM +.31, BAC +.43, MS -.52, C +.49, PNC +.71, AIG -.32, TRV -3.63, AXP -.31, V -1.43, and XLF $24.33 +.02 (.08%).
OIL, $41.07 -.82. Oil was lower in last night’s trading before we rallied in the morning. I mentioned in last night’s charts with comments section in the Weekly Strategies letter, that it is a toss-up for a move in either direction. The stocks were MIXED with XLE $37.72 -.07 (.19%).
GOLD $1,890.00 +24.90. It was a continuation rally and a new recovery high of $1,897.70. I have only the NEM August 65 / 70 spread on in the Gold market. The spread was put on at $1.30 and finished the day @ $2.08.
BITCOIN: closed $9,650 +225. After trading back to 8985 we rallied back to close – only $5. Since last week we have closed between 9200 – 92.85 every day with narrow ranges and today was a good start to move higher. A break over 10,000 still sends us higher. We added 350 shares of GBTC @ $10.02 to our position of 400 @ $8.06, bringing our average price to $8.97. GBTC closed $10.49 +.41 today.
Tomorrow is another day.
CAM
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End of day summary - 02/27

The Dow plunged 1190.95, or 4.42%, to 25766.64, the Nasdaq lost 414.30, or 4.61%, to 8566.48, and the S&P 500 dropped 137.63, or 4.42%, to 2978.76.

It was a frenetic day of trading action on /thewallstreet. The stock market extended its recent sell-off by more than 4% on Thursday in a volatile session, as the widening spread of the coronavirus heightened pessimism among investors. The S&P 500 dropped as much as 3.5% shortly after the open, then cut its losses to 0.6% by midday, but ultimately closed at session lows with a 4.4% decline.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (-4.4%), Nasdaq Composite (-4.6%), and Russell 2000 (-3.5%) experienced similar price action. Each of the major indices fell into correction territory, which is often defined as a decline of at least 10% from a recent high, and today's drop sent the S&P 500 well below its 200-day moving average (3046.58) amid heavy selling into the close.
From a sector perspective, all 11 S&P 500 sectors fell between 3.3% (health care) and 5.6% (real estate). Other notable moves included WTI crude falling 3.0% to 47.24/bbl to extend its weekly decline to 12.1% and the CBOE Volatility Index surging 42.1% to 39.16 in a protection trade against further equity weakness.
Regarding COVID-19, the CDC acknowledged the first coronavirus case of "unknown origin" in the U.S., which raised concerns about a community spread of the virus. California's governor fueled concerns by saying 28 people have tested positive and another 8,400 people are being monitored because of their travel.
The impact to global supply chains or consumer spending remains uncertain, but Goldman Sachs warned there could be no U.S. earnings growth in 2020 if the virus becomes widespread. MSFT -7.1%, meanwhile, was the latest high-profile company to issue a quarterly revenue warning, specifically for its More Personal Computing segment.
Current, and past, Fed officials offered their views on the matter. In an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal, former Fed Governor Kevin Warsh argued that the Fed and other central banks should cut rates due to the coronavirus, while Chicago Fed President Evans reiterated the Fed's stance that it's still premature to provide guidance without more data.
Besides the coronavirus news, equity investors appeared to be taking cues from the Treasury market. For instance, the S&P 500's early morning low coincided with the high in the Treasury market. At session's end, the 2-yr yield declined five basis points to 1.10%, and the 10-yr yield declined basis points to 1.30%.
Not all stocks closed lower, though. Face mask company (MMM) +0.8% and Bleach company (CLX) +0.4% managed to eke out small gains amid speculation that demand for some of their products will increase due to the coronavirus.
Among the noteworthy gainers were VIR and NVAX, which surged 50% and 18%, respectively, as coronavirus fears mount. Both companies are working on coronavirus vaccines. Also higher were ETSY and SQ, which gained a respective 16% and 11% after reporting quarterly results.
Among the notable losers was TSLA, which slid 8% after Bloomberg reported registrations of new Teslas in China plunged 46% last month as the coronavirus outbreak adds to a slump in the country's car market. SPCE fell 17% after Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas downgraded the shares to Equal Weight and Credit Suisse analyst Robert Spingarn also downgraded the stock to Neutral following with the shares up 185% year-to-date.
In earnings news, BBY reported better than expected sales and earnings for the fourth quarter and raised its quarterly dividend by 10%. Last night, BKNG reported "strong" Q4 results, but also cited a significant impact from the coronavirus on its forward outlook, stating that its wider than typical guidance ranges are due to "the high level of uncertainty in forecasting the coronavirus and its associated impact on the company and the travel industry generally."
In its own more optimistic coronavirus update,SBUX said it is "seeing the early signs of a recovery" in China. In a letter to employees posted on its corporate blog, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson reported that the coffee giant now has 85% of stores open across China as it continues to assess the ongoing impact of the disease outbreak.
Elsewhere in Europe, Stoxx 600 closed 3.6% lower provisionally, officially entering correction territory as it was off more than 10% from its record high notched on Feb. 19 last year.

Currency

The U.S. Dollar Index slid 0.5% to 98.51, widening this week's loss to 0.8%.

Treasury

The Treasury market has been the epicenter of concerns about the global growth outlook, as well as the frayed psychology pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak. The 10-yr note yield is down four basis points this morning to 1.27%, leaving it down 19 basis points on the week and 65 basis points on the year.
Today, the fed funds futures market expects that a rate cut will happen as soon as the March 18 meeting, followed by another cut in June. Treasuries briefly turned negative in midday trade but returned toward their opening levels after California Governor Gavin Newsom said that 28 people in California have tested positive for the coronavirus while more than 8,000 other people are being monitored.

Commodity

Oil prices continued their steep decline on Thursday, with U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude falling more than 5% at the low to $45.88 per barrel — a price not seen since Jan. 2019 — as fears of the coronavirus outbreak, and what it could mean for crude demand, continue to batter prices.

Crypto

Bitcoin was fighting to keep support at a key level on Feb. 27 as markets worldwide continued to suffer from fears over coronavirus.

YTD

AH News

  • BYND reports EBITDA: $9.5M (est $5.76M), Net Rev: $98.5M (est $79.8M).Sees 2020 Net Revenue: $490M To $510M (est $485.7M)

Thoughts on Corona

It is becoming abundantly clear that the spread of the coronavirus is not going to be stopped. What is not clear is the extent of the economic damage that is going to be done by its spread before the world gets comfortable with the notion that the coronavirus is debilitating, but not necessarily deadly for most sufferers.
The latter is the accepted perspective when dealing with the flu, but because COVID-19 is so new and won't reportedly have a vaccine to guard against it for some time, there is some understandable fear about contracting the virus that is prompting some extreme measures to contain it. Those measures have been detrimental to the world economy in a number of respects, which include but are not limited to shutting down supply chains, restricting travel, and preventing people from going to work.
At the same time, some considerable psychological damage is being done with the understanding that governments around the globe are scrambling to deal with COVID-19 in a way that hasn't been seen in a really long time.
China locked down entire cities. Japan announced today that it will be closing elementary, middle, and high schools nationwide until late March. President Trump last night announced that Vice President Pence is being put in charge of the U.S. response to COVID-19.
The stock market, therefore, has been getting punched by a left-right combination of growth concerns and frayed investor psychology. That combination has led to some rapid-fire selling for a market that was already stretched and counting on stronger earnings growth in 2020, which now seems unlikely to pull through as expected.
The uncertainty surrounding the earnings outlook is a major headwind for the market at the moment.
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For Trading February 4th

For Trading February 4th
ISM WAS A BEAT
GOOG BEAT BOTTOM LINE MISSES REVENUES
GILD HAS A “POSSIBLE” VIRAL DRUG
AIMT Approval on Peanut Allergy Drug
Join Us Every Day, Link Below
Today’s market started with a gap up on the news that China was flooding the markets with $1.2Trillion Yuan ($174Billion US$) in the Repo market and after the initial gap we moved higher and made the HOD +474 by about 10:30. After that we spent about 2 hours working back to the lows +120 and spent the rest of the day sideways to down for a finish of +143.78 (.54%), NASDAQ +122.46 (1.34%), S&P 500 +23.40 (.73%), the Russell +18.14 (1.12%) and the DJ Transports we up a meager 23.19 (.22%). The main issue for me, on a technical basis is two-fold; first of all, we closed much closer to the lows, and secondarily, it was an “inside day” generally thought to be inconsequential. However, on the plus side, most of the charts I follow are either AT or NEAR the lower Bollinger Band and are oversold in the short-term. Market internals were pretty close to 1.8:1 positive. That held in the DJIA with 21 gainers vs. 9 losers, and there were no “outsize” gainers or losers. Of course, when you have an external influence like the Coronavirus with news daily, it does make it more difficult to judge what any particular day’s news will mean to the market. We did have 8 of the 11 S&P sectors higher on the day.
Our “open forum” on Discord, which allows me to interact with subscribers and others to allow direct questions and chart opinions on just about any stock, continues to grow with more participants every day. It is informative and allows me to share insights as the market is open and moving. The link is: https://discord.gg/ATvC7YZ and I will be there and active from before the open and all day. It’s a great place to share ideas and gain some insights.
SECTORS: Other names in the news: The big news was just after the close with Alphabet (GOOGL) reported a slight miss in revenues but beat on the bottom line. Unfortunately, the stock has risen from a low in October of $1163 to hit $1,525 just after the headline hit with the beat on earnings, but then fell back to $1,397.94 on the revenue miss. It is currently $1,422 – 10.78. Gilead (GILD) said that they have a drug that will help with the Coronavirus. Early in the day the stock hit $68.68 but finished the day $66.36 +3.16 (5%) probably because no matter who finds the answer for a vaccine will undoubtedly have to share it worldwide, blunting the financial gains for the better of mankind. The FDA also granted approval of Aimmune’s (AIMT) peanut allergy drug. The news actually came on Friday, late and the stock rose to about $38, but today’s trading could only manage a high of $36.39 and the close was barely higher at $33.01 +1.95 (6.32%). Not a bad day, but not what was expected. Insmed (INSM) was also a winner on a study that reached its endpoint for the treatment of “non-cystic fibrosis bronchiectasis” and the stock was up in early trading and after trading as high as $30.44 (51%) it finished the day mid-range at $28.88 +8.34 (40.6%). Away from the biotech area, energy, everyone’s favorite sector to hate, was hit by another major downgrade from Goldman, all the way to an outright sell for XOM. I guess that someone finally figured out that an $ .87 quarterly div, or $3.48/year isn’t enough for a stock that has declined from $73.00 when it paid its last div. to $60.73 as of tonight’s close. I tend to agree, but after a decline in Oil from $66 to close just under $50 today, that they have probably managed to pick a short term bottom for a bounce.
BIOPHARMA: was HIGHER with BIIB +3.88, ABBV +1.32, REGN +3.18, ISRG +5.84, MYL +.22, TEVA +.71 (6.83%), VRTX +3.46, BHC +.49, INCY -.13, LABU +3.17, and IBB $115.89 +2.08 (1.83%).
CANNABIS: stocks were MIXED TO LOWER with TLRY -.29, CGC -.29, CRON -.06, GWPH +.02, ACB +.10, ACB +.10, PYX -.02, APHA -.06, NBEV +.05, ACRGF +.04, CURLF -.18, KERN -.33 and MJ $16.66 +.12 (.73%).
DEFENSE: was MIXED with LMT -4.26, RTN -2.09, GD +1.18, TXT +.36, UTX -.84, NOC -10.82, BWXT +.09, TDY +4.28 and ITA $227.31 -.39 (.17%).
RETAIL was MIXED with M + .45, JWN +.66, KSS -.05, DDS -.21, JCP -.035, WMT -.22, TGT +1.51, TJX +1.26, RL unchanged, UAA +.10, LULU +6.98 (2.92%), TPR +.26, CPRI -.14 and XRT $43.49 +.43 (1%).
FAANG and Big Cap: were MIXED with GOOGL (see above), AMZN -3.72, AAPL -1.41, FB +1.97, NFLX +12.51, NVDA +3.57, TSAL +115.43 (17.74%), BABA +6.57, BIDU +6.77, IBM +2.27, BA -2.77, CAT -1.83, and XLK $96.59 +1.26 (1.32%).
FINANCIALS were HIGHER across the board with FS +.45, JPM +.79, BAC +.10, MS +.35, C +.72, PNC +.50, AIG +.90, TRV +1.99, AXP +.66 and XLF $30.17 +.21 (.70%).
OIL, $50.11 – 1.45. Today’s action was a continued decline to just below $50 with a minor rally into the close. The stocks were LOWER with the oil market and XLE $52.74 -.70 (1.31%).
METALS, GOLD: $1,582.40 -5.50 after breaking out and tried overnight to make it back over $1,600, but failed and closed near the low of the day. We ran into some excessive supply at $1,598.50 and turning prices back today. We bought the GLD 2/149 calls @ $1.10 and they closed $1.31 -.70 today. Unfortunately, it is down $2.70 tonight.
BITCOIN: closed $9,410 -30. We broke to the upside today and managed a close on the highs. Yesterday I said, “I now expect a test of $9,200 to $9,500”. Tonight we are trading $9,450. We own 750 GBTC with an average of $8.89. GBTC closed $10.60 - .30 today.
Tomorrow is another day.
CAM
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End of day summary - 08/12

The Dow fell 391.00, or 1.49%, to 25,896.44, the Nasdaq lost 95.73, or 1.2%, to 7,863.41, and the S&P 500 declined 35.95, or 1.23%, to 2,882.70.
The stock market fell more than 1% on Monday, as uncertainties about the global economy continued to push investors away from risk assets and into safe-haven assets like U.S. Treasuries and gold. The S&P 500 fell 1.2%, which was comparable to the declines in the Nasdaq Composite (-1.2%) and Russell 2000 (-1.2%). The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1.5%.
U.S. corporate and economic news was sparse on Monday, which helped attention focus on the government protests in Hong Kong, the political instability in Italy and Argentina, and the lack of improvement in U.S.-China trade relations. Economists from Goldman Sachs added to the sour mood, stating that they are not expecting a U.S.-China trade deal before the 2020 presidential election.
In other words, Monday featured plenty of negative-minded speculation, although it was understandable given the amount of negative developments around the world and the lack of good news. Perhaps the most startling development in the capital markets was the persistent decline, and compression, in U.S. Treasury yields.
This compression in yields not only hit investor sentiment but was also affected the S&P 500 financials sector (-1.9%), which led all 11 S&P 500 sectors in losses. Banks typically rely on healthy net interest margins to boost profit and facilitate lending activity. The other rate-sensitive sectors -- real estate (-0.3%) and utilities (-0.3%) -- outperformed but still finished lower.
An inversion of the 2-10 spread is widely viewed as a recession indicator, although an inversion does not necessarily predict one.
Markets in Argentina were reeling on Monday after President Mauricio Macri, who is known for being pro-business, lost a primary election on Sunday. Argentina's peso had weakened about 25% against the dollar in early trading amid investor concerns about the potential return to power of Argentina's Peronist movement under Alberto Fernandez and his running mate, former president Cristina Kirchner. Fernandez has pledged to undo many of Macri's market-friendly policies and the surprising primary results has been followed by sharp slides for many stocks linked to Argentina that trade in New York, including MercadoLibre (MELI), Banco Macro (BMA), Despegar.com (DESP), Grupo Financiero Galicia (GGAL), Loma Negra (LOMA), Pampa Energia (PAM), Telecom Argentina (TEO), YPF (YPF) and Arcos Dorados (ARCO).
Among the notable gainers was ROKU, after Needam analyst Laura Martin raised its price target to $150 saying Netflix “has the most to lose. Also higher was AMGN, which gained 6% after a United States District Court judge in New Jersey ruled on Friday in the company's favor in a patent fight with NVS. Shares of MU were on the rise in late trading on Monday as the company's CFO said that "demand has come back".
Meanwhile, CPB was in focus after Sky News reported that Valeo Foods Group is in advanced talks to acquire Campbell's Kettle Foods operations in the U.K. and Ireland. The deal, which could be reached in the coming days, is expected to be worth more than GBP50M, according to Sky. The news comes after Campbell Soup announced earlier this month that it signed an agreement to sell Arnott's and other international operations to KKR for $2.2B in cash.
Additionally, New York Attorney General Letitia James said via Twitter that Oregon has joined her state's lawsuit to block the merger of TMUS and S. James added in the tweet that the coalition involved in the suit includes 16 states. A New York AG spokesperson told Dealreporter last week that the office was in talks with a "handful" of other states that were considering whether to sign onto the lawsuit.
In Asia overnight, stocks were mostly higher, with the China CSI 300 rising 1.8%, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 added 0.4%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HSI meanwhile lost 0.4%. European stocks were trading lower Monday, down 0.2%, as measured by the Stoxx Europe 600.

Currency

The U.S. dollar index was roughly flat on Monday and sterling and the euro saw a modest rise as the foreign exchange market fell into an August lull, a traditionally quiet trading period with many investors and traders on vacation.

Treasury

U.S. Treasuries spent the Monday session in a steady advance, pressuring the 30-yr yield to a fresh low for the year while the 10-yr yield approached its low from last week. The daylong rally was not fueled by a particular news catalyst but was rather a function of disappointment over the lack of an improvement in the official relationship between China and the United States.
The spread between the 2-yr and 10-yr yields narrowed to six basis points, as demand for longer-dated tenors continued to climb amid growth concerns. The 2-yr yield fell five basis points to 1.58%, and the 10-yr yield fell ten basis points to 1.64%. The U.S. Dollar Index declined 0.1% to 97.43.

Commodity

Oil prices rose on Monday despite worries about a global economic slowdown and the ongoing U.S.-China trade war, which has reduced demand for commodities such as crude.
Corn and soybean futures both fell sharply Monday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture's August production estimates projected larger-than-expected crops following an extremely wet spring that severely delayed corn planting, followed by dry conditions across much of the Midwest. Corn for December delivery CZ19 on the Chicago Board of trade fell 25 cents to $3.9275 a bushel, a decline of 6%. November soybeans SX19 dropped 11.5 cents, or 1.3%, to $8.8075 a bushel. The report estimated that U.S. farmers would produce 13.9 billion bushels of corn, down 4% from last year but larger than analysts had expected. Soybean production is forecast to fall 19% from last year to 3.68 billion bushels.

Crypto

YTD

  • Nas +18.5%
  • Spoos +15.0%
  • Rusell +10.8%
  • Old Man +11.0%

What's tomorrow?

  • Investors will receive the Consumer Price Index for July on Tuesday.
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J.P. Morgan Early Look at the Market – Thurs 9.14.17 - **PLEASE DO NOT FORWARD THIS DOCUMENT**

J.P. Morgan Early Look at the Market – Thurs 9.14.17 Trading Desk Commentary; For Institutional Investors Only
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Morning Levels

Trading Update

Top Headlines for Thursday

Calendar of events to watch for the week of Mon Sept 18

Catalysts – big events to watch over the coming months

Tech Events – calendar of events coming up over the next few weeks

Full catalyst list

  • Mon Sept 18 – China Aug property prices (Sun night/Mon morning)
  • Mon Sept 18 – US NAHB housing market index for Sept. 10amET.
  • Mon Sept 18 – analyst meetings: BA
  • Mon Sept 18 – earnings after the close: SCS
  • Tues Sept 19 – Eurozone/German ZEW survey for Sept. 5amET.
  • Tues Sept 19 – US current account balance for Q2. 8:30amET.
  • Tues Sept 19 – US housing starts for Aug. 8:30amET.
  • Tues Sept 19 – US import prices for Aug. 8:30amET.
  • Tues Sept 19 – US building permits for Aug. 8:30amET.
  • Tues Sept 19 – analyst meetings: AIR Canada, BA, BBY, BIG, CARB
  • Tues Sept 19 – earnings before the open: APOG, AZO, PGR
  • Tues Sept 19 – earnings after the close: ADBE, AIR, ALOG, BBBY, FDX
  • Wed Sept 20 – US existing home sales for Aug. 10amET.
  • Wed Sept 20 – FOMC decision. 2pmET press release and 2:30pmET press conf.
  • Wed Sept 20 – analyst meetings: PPC
  • Wed Sept 20 – earnings before the open: GIS
  • Wed Sept 20 – earnings after the close: MLHR
  • Thurs Sept 21 – BOJ policy decision (Wed night/Thurs morning).
  • Thurs Sept 21 – ECB economic bulletin. 4amET.
  • Thurs Sept 21 – Eurozone consumer confidence for Sept. 10amET.
  • Thurs Sept 21 – US FHFA home price index for Jul. 9amET.
  • Thurs Sept 21 – US Leading Index for Aug. 10amET.
  • Thurs Sept 21 – earnings before the open: MANU
  • Thurs Sept 21 – earnings after the close: PSDO, YOGA
  • Fri Sept 22 – Eurozone flash PMIs for Sept. 4amET.
  • Fri Sept 22 – US flash PMIs for Sept. 9:45amET.
  • Fri Sept 22 – Fed speakers (Williams, George, Kaplan)
  • Fri Sept 22 – analyst meetings: Adecco
  • Fri Sept 22 – earnings before the open: FINL, KMX
  • Mon Sept 25 – German IFO results for Sept. 4amET.
  • Mon Sept 25 – US Chicago Fed Index for Aug. 8:30amET.
  • Mon Sept 25 – US Dallas Fed Index for Sept. 10:30amET.
  • Mon Sept 25 – analyst meetings: CMS, Total
  • Mon Sept 25 – earnings after the close: RHT
  • Tues Sept 26 – US Case-Shiller home price index for Jul. 9amET.
  • Tues Sept 26 – US new home sales for Aug. 10amET.
  • Tues Sept 26 – US Conf. Board Consumer Confidence for Sept. 10amET.
  • Tues Sept 26 – Yellen delivers keynote at NABE conference in Cleveland. 12pmET.
  • Tues Sept 26 – analyst meetings: Nestle, SPR, UBNT, VAR
  • Tues Sept 26 – earnings before the open: DRI, FDS, INFO
  • Tues Sept 26 – earnings after the close: LNDC, MU, NKE, WOR
  • Wed Sept 27 – China industrial profits for Aug (Tues night/Wed morning)
  • Wed Sept 27 – Eurozone M3 money supply figures for Aug. 4amET.
  • Wed Sept 27 – US durable goods for Aug. 8:30amET.
  • Wed Sept 27 – US pending home sales for Aug. 10amET.
  • Wed Sept 27 – analyst meetings: AMAT, DLPH, KMX, PANW, SPR
  • Wed Sept 27 – earnings after the close: PIR
  • Thurs Sept 28 – Eurozone confidence measures for Sept. 5amET.
  • Thurs Sept 28 – German inflation for Sept. 8amET.
  • Thurs Sept 28 – US Q2 data revisions (GDP, PCE, etc.). 8:30amET.
  • Thurs Sept 28 – US advance goods trade balance for Aug. 8:30amET.
  • Thurs Sept 28 – analyst meetings: AEE, AFL
  • Thurs Sept 28 – earnings before the open: ACN, MKC, MTN, RAD
  • Thurs Sept 28 – earnings after the close: SGH
  • Fri Sept 29 – China Caixin manufacturing PMI for Sept (Thurs night/Fri morning)
  • Fri Sept 29 – German jobs numbers for Sept. 3:55amET.
  • Fri Sept 29 – Eurozone CPI for Sept. 5amET.
  • Fri Sept 29 – US personal income/spending for Aug. 8:30amET.
  • Fri Sept 29 – US PCE for Aug. 8:30amET.
  • Fri Sept 29 – Chicago PMI for Sept. 9:45amET.
  • Fri Sept 29 – Michigan Confidence for Sept. 10amET.
  • Fri Sept 29 – analyst meetings: CMP
  • Sat Sept 30 – China NBS manufacturing and non-manufacturing PMI for Sept (Fri night/Sat morning)
  • Mon Oct 2 – China mainland markets closed Mon 10/2-Fri 10/6 for the National Day holiday.
  • Mon Oct 2 – Eurozone manufacturing PMI for Sept. 4amET.
  • Mon Oct 2 – Eurozone unemployment rate for Aug. 5amET.
  • Mon Oct 2 – US manufacturing PMI for Sept. 9:45amET.
  • Mon Oct 2 – US manufacturing ISM for Sept. 10amET.
  • Mon Oct 2 – US construction spending for Aug. 10amET.
  • Tues Oct 3 – Eurozone PPI for Aug. 5amET.
  • Tues Oct 3 – US auto sales for Sept.
  • Tues Oct 3 – analyst meetings: F/Ford (Ford CEO to host strategic update), INTU, SHW
  • Tues Oct 3 – earnings before the open: PAYX
  • Wed Oct 4 – Eurozone services PMI for Sept. 4amET.
  • Wed Oct 4 – Eurozone retail sales for Aug. 5amET.
  • Wed Oct 4 – RBI rate decision. 5amET.
  • Wed Oct 4 – US ADP jobs report for Sept. 8:15amET.
  • Wed Oct 4 – US services PMI for Sept. 9:45amET.
  • Wed Oct 4 – US non-manufacturing ISM for Sept. 10amET.
  • Wed Oct 4 – Yellen delivers opening remarks at Community Banking conf. 3:15pmET.
  • Wed Oct 4 – analyst meetings: MNK, TTD
  • Wed Oct 4 – earnings before the open: MON, PEP
  • Wed Oct 4 – earnings after the close: RECN
  • Thurs Oct 5 – ECB meeting minutes. 7:30amET.
  • Thurs Oct 5 – US factory orders and durable goods for Aug. 10amET.
  • Thurs Oct 5 – analyst meetings: BKH, CLX, LUK
  • Thurs Oct 5 – earnings before the open: STZ
  • Thurs Oct 5 – earnings after the close: COST, YUMC
  • Fri Oct 6 – German factory orders for Aug. 2amET.
  • Fri Oct 6 – US jobs report for Sept. 8:30amET.
  • Fri Oct 6 – US wholesale inventories/trade sales for Aug. 10amET.
  • Fri Oct 6 – US consumer credit for Aug. 3pmET.
  • Sat Oct 7 – China FX reserves for Sept (Fri night/Sat morning)
  • Mon Oct 9 – China Caixin services PMI for Sept (Sun night/Mon morning)
  • Mon Oct 9 – German industrial production for Aug. 2amET.
  • Mon Oct 9 – Columbus Day holiday in the US (equities will be open while fixed income is closed).
  • Tues Oct 10 – German trade balance for Aug. 2amET.
  • Tues Oct 10 – analyst meetings: TECD, WDAY, WMT
  • Tues Oct 10 – PG shareholder meeting
  • Wed Oct 11 – US JOLTs report for Aug. 10amET.
  • Wed Oct 11 – Fed minutes from the Sept 20 meeting (2pmET).
  • Wed Oct 11 – analyst meetings: KR
  • Wed Oct 11 – earnings before the open: FAST
  • Thurs Oct 12 – Eurozone industrial production for Aug. 5amET.
  • Thurs Oct 12 – US PPI for Sept. 8:30amET.
  • Thurs Oct 12 – analyst meetings: BOX, HPQ
  • Thurs Oct 12 – earnings before the open: C, JPM, Tata Consultancy.
  • Fri Oct 13 – China imports/exports for Sept (Thurs night/Fri morning)
  • Fri Oct 13 – US CPI for Sept. 8:30amET.
  • Fri Oct 13 – US retail sales for Sept. 8:30amET.
  • Fri Oct 13 – US Michigan Sentiment for Oct. 10amET.
  • Fri Oct 13 – US business inventories for Aug. 10amET.
  • Fri Oct 13 – analyst meetings: SAFM
  • Fri Oct 13 – European trading updates: Man Group
  • Fri Oct 13 – earnings before the open: BAC, PNC, WFC
  • Mon Oct 16 – China CPI/PPI for Sept (Sun night/Mon morning)
  • Mon Oct 16 – Eurozone trade balance for Aug. 5amET.
  • Tues Oct 17 – Eurozone Sept auto registrations. 2amET.
  • Tues Oct 17 – German ZEW survey results for Oct. 5amET.
  • Tues Oct 17 – US import prices for Sept. 8:30amET.
  • Tues Oct 17 – US industrial production for Sept. 9:15amET.
  • Tues Oct 17 – US NAHB housing index for Oct. 10amET.
  • Wed Oct 18 – US housing starts for Sept. 8:30amET.
  • Wed Oct 18 – US building permits fro Sept. 8:30amET.
  • Wed Oct 18 – US Beige Book. 2pmET.
  • Thurs Oct 19 – China Q3 GDP and Sept retail sales, IP, and FAI (Wed night/Thurs morning)
  • Thurs Oct 19 – US Leading Index for Sept. 10amET.
  • Fri Oct 20 – US existing home sales for Sept. 10amET.
  • Mon Oct 23 – US Chicago Fed Activity Index for Sept. 8:30amET.
  • Tues Oct 24 – Eurozone flash PMIs for Oct. 4amET.
  • Tues Oct 24 – US flash PMIs for Oct. 9:45amET.
  • Wed Oct 25 – US durable goods for Sept. 8:30amET.
  • Wed Oct 25 – US FHFA home price index for Aug. 9amET.
  • Wed Oct 25 – US new home sales for Sept. 10amET.
  • Thurs Oct 26 – US wholesale inventories for Sept. 8:30amET.
  • Thurs Oct 26 – US advance goods trade balance for Sept. 8:30amET.
  • Thurs Oct 26 – US pending home sales for Sept. 10amET.
  • Fri Oct 27 – US Q3 GDP, personal consumption, and core PCE for Q3. 8:30amET.
  • Fri Oct 27 – US Michigan Confidence numbers for Oct. 10amET.

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Wild West to crypto best: how compliance separates cowboys from champions

At the heart of early cryptocurrency was the ideal that cross-border transactions could exist outside the system, untraceable and pseudonymous. That’s about to change.
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is one of the most powerful standards-setting bodies on the planet, and as reported by Bloomberg, is due to recommend the most important regulatory change ever to hit the cryptocurrency industry.
There’s a new sheriff in town for crypto.
The FATF wants regulators to instil recognisable user data at the heart of all new rules on cryptocurrency trading and transactions.
The imposition of this so-called ‘travel rule’ represents a trying time for the industry. Blockchains are not, on the whole, designed to register this kind of on-chain identifying information.
Some would argue that forcing old-tech rules onto crypto will decrease transparency, not improve it.
But whether the rule comes to fruition or not in its current form is a moot point. The outcome is the same: major players will be forced into closer collaboration with regulators and with one another. And as we know, fully-regulated businesses can attract better, more secure funding from more sophisticated investors.
Kay Why See
From Malaysia to San Marino, Switzerland to Wyoming, forward-thinking states and nations are writing laws to pull digital asset exchanges into their day-to-day oversight.
Reputable and regulated exchanges – just as in the mainstream equity world – require investors to identify themselves if they want to buy crypto-assets.
This is because modern money transfer laws all require some level of Know Your Customer (KYC) process to identify where money has come from, and where is it going.
Even Shapeshift, once the darling of the anonymity crowd, has had to fall in line. CEO, Erik Vorhees, announcing the layoff of a third of its workforce, admitted that failing to prepare to share user data for KYC had devastated the company financially.
Those that can prove they will work with the system, not against it, will be allowed to reap the rewards.
As proof, the world’s largest digital asset exchanges will sit down with global policymakers in Japan later this month for a crucial meeting to determine how the FATF proposal will affect the industry.
The meeting, which coincides with the G20 summit in Osaka, will count exchanges like Coinbase, Kraken, Huobi and the Goldman Sachs-backed, Circle among its numbers.
As digital asset professionals we need to be in close contact with regulators, putting forward our case and making sure the benefits of what we bring to the table are heard.
Facebook creates crypto buzz
Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency has ignited mainstream interest in the space once again.
Technical details of the project have now been shared in a 29-page whitepaper, borrowing from Bitcoin and Ethereum to power a new global currency.
And regulation was there from the beginning.
Libra, Bitcoin and Ethereum putting crypto on the map.
It’s no accident that Mark Zuckerberg went to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to talk about how his in-house crypto would work, long before it ever came to market.
The cynicism and suspicion that once characterised regulatory approaches to crypto assets is on the way out, too.
In fact, the CFTC, which oversees the US derivatives and futures market, has grown much fonder of blockchain.
Officials even suggested in a June 2019 speech to the Italian securities regulator, CONSOB, that blockchain-based records could have helped to prevent the 2008 financial crisis.
Outgoing chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo said: “Imagine if regulators could have viewed a real-time distributed ledger […]to recognise anomalies in market-wide trade activity and diverging counterparty exposures indicating heightened risk of bank failure?”
He added: “What a difference it would have made a decade ago if blockchain technology on a private distributed ledger accessible to regulators had been the informational foundation of Wall Street’s derivatives exposures. At a minimum, it would certainly have allowed for far faster, better-informed, and more calibrated regulatory intervention instead of the disorganised response that unfortunately ensued.”
Fintech firms should not be afraid of regulators. Quite the opposite: close collaboration is key. The right conversations at the right time can transform your prospects and bring funding to the table.
Inside, not outside
At one time cryptocurrency was content to exist outside the financial mainstream. Its anonymity made it a pariah, its volatility a joke, a bogeyman to scare financial advisers and bring them out in a sweat late at night.
But this scrappy outsider is changing its ways. The market is maturing. It was unthinkable 10 years ago that Bitcoin could become a stalwart of the financial system. But here we are.
What was once underground is now mainstream.
Perhaps related is the fact that the US Security and Exchange Commission’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations has ramped up investigations by 10% year-on year and marked out digital asset broker-dealers, exchanges and traders for special attention in its 2019 priorities list.
Where once large investors saw only risk in digital assets, they now see opportunity. These are pension funds and hedge funds, those whose job it is to allocate assets for millionaires and billionaires, and who control the future purchasing power of entire populations.
Dow’s Marketwatch explains how institutional investors are now bullish on crypto, backed by record highs in the Bitcoin futures market.
When the owner of the New York Stock Exchange launched digital asset exchange Bakkt in 2018, the veil was lifted and the idea that cryptocurrency would be relegated to a mere sideshow ended. Bakkt will begin testing its Bitcoin futures and custody in July 2019.
Interdealer broker, ICAP, is entering Bitcoin derivatives, too. This $568 million-a-year revenue business looks after trades for investment banks and large asset managers.
Speaking to Bloomberg, the joint head of digital asset markets Duncan Trenholme admitted: “Every institution is on an educational journey. Many are exploring how tokens can legitimately be traded or stored and I’d expect more projects to hit the market over the next year or two.”
Note that key word. Legitimately. Within the rules.
The question we face is not whether regulation is necessary for digital assets, but how digital asset businesses can best work with regulators.
Looking forward
Securing the correct licence can transform the value of fintech assets. Working within the system and fulfilling compliance obligations is costly, sure. In fact, regulatory costs for financial institutions could double in the next decade.
But financial regulators can open massive markets for the best fintech products. Some economies, like South Korea, have recognised the industry’s huge potential but aspects of regulation like cryptocurrency taxation still exist in a legal grey area.
Others, like India, are moving to follow a shadow banking ban for cryptocurrency firms with an incredible 10-year jail sentence for trading in digital assets. Large Indian crypto-exchanges like Zebpay and Coinome, have been forced to shut their doors in such a harsh and uncertain regulatory environment.
At the same time, one of India’s largest and most powerful tech lobbies is trying to make the case to the central bank for legalisation and regulation. These conversations are vital.
Maxim Bederov
One example we should all watch closely is that of Switzerland’s SIX exchange. It became the first in the world to debut an exchange traded product for cryptocurrency. Now, the Amun Crypto Basket, tracking the prices of Bitcoin and Ethereum, sits happily alongside exchange-traded products (ETPs) for gold, oil, silver and other traditional commodities.
Amun had a keen eye for regulatory standards and is reaping the rewards. It should come as no surprise that the most recent ETPs listed on SIX are all by Amun. Single-asset funds for Ripple and Ethereum arrived in 2019, for example. By contrast the last new traditional commodity ETPs debuted way back in 2013.
This is fintech working at its best, disrupting the market with the regulator’s backing, attracting institutions and setting the new standard for investment.
By Maxim Bederov
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[Saturday, November 17 2018] Colorado adopts California emissions standards; It's now cheaper to build a new wind farm than to keep a coal plant running; Oil Demand for Cars Is Falling: Electric vehicles currently displace hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil a day

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    [Title Post] It's now cheaper to build a new wind farm than to keep a coal plant running
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  • mvea
    Bitterness is a natural warning system to protect us from harmful substances, but weirdly, the more sensitive people are to the bitter taste of caffeine due to genetics, the more coffee they drink, reports a new study, which may be due to the learned positive reinforcement elicited by caffeine.
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    [Title Post] Oil Demand for Cars Is Falling: Electric vehicles currently displace hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil a day.
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    In a lot of jobs, a 99% success rate is considered excellent. What employer would consider a 99% success rate to be a poor performance?
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    TIL that production of “No Country for Old Men” in Marfa, Texas was shut down for a day because of smoke drifting over from the nearby set of “There Will Be Blood”
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    TIL most of the actors that auditioned for the role of Al Bundy on the sitcom Married with Children played him as angry and yelling. Ed O'Neil was the only one that portrayed him as a resigned loser
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    TIL that the first Indian restaurant in the UK predates the first fish and chip joint by at least 49 years
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    William Goldman Dies; Oscar Winning Writer Of ‘Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid’ Was 87
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    Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese’s Sixth Movie Is Officially ‘Killers of the Flower Moon,’ Filming Starts Summer 2019
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    51-point underdog The Citadel produced the longest rushing touchdown Alabama has given up to any team since 2015
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    Erik Oleson, Netflix's Daredevil showrunner, has just pitched Daredevil season 4 to Netflix!
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    My grandparents in the 1950's. You probably can't tell from the picture but my grandfather was the sweetest man I've ever met
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    The lilac-breasted roller is an African member of the roller family of birds. Usually found alone or in pairs, it perches conspicuously at the tops of trees, poles or other high vantage points from where it can spot insects, lizards, scorpions, snails
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In case you missed it: Major Crypto and Blockchain News from the week ending 12/14/2018

Developments in Financial Services

Regulatory Environment

General News


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morning breakfast

U.S. stock futures are marginally lower as investors await official domestic GDP data and another batch of corporate earnings to wrap up the week. Economists surveyed by The Wall Street Journal estimate GDP rose at a 2.5% annual rate for the quarter, which would mark the economy’s strongest January-March performance in four years. In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 was 0.1% lower in morning trade, with most sectors and major bourses in the red. In Asia, China’s Shanghai Composite fell 1.2% and Japan’s Nikkei closed 0.2% lower.
Deutsche Bank profit surges but full-year revenue target cut
Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) reported stronger-than-expected Q1 net profit of €201M ($223M), up 67% from a year ago. But revenues fell 9% for the quarter to €6.35B, the ninth straight quarter of revenue contraction, and the bank says it expects full-year revenue to come in flat after previously targeting a slight increase. Income from buying and selling securities fell 19%, marking the investment banking division's weakest Q1 since the financial crisis. The results follow Deutsche Bank's failed merger talks with Commerzbank (OTCPK:CRZBF, OTCPK:CRZBY), leaving Europe’s once-dominant financial institution to find other ways to boost profitability and revenue.
Japan eyes possible GDP contraction as Q1 factory output declines
Japan's industrial output fell in Q1 at the fastest pace in nearly five years, suggesting the economy may post a mild contraction in the quarter. Industrial output for January-March slipped 2.6%, the biggest decline since Q2 2014, according to data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. The sharp decline shows the extent of the damage caused by the U.S.-China trade war, but economists are optimistic that Japan's economy can rebound quickly, since global growth remains on relatively firm footing.
Chip stocks on watch after Intel slashes full-year guidance
Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) plunged after-hours after cutting its financial guidance for the full year and reporting its first decline in sales of data center chips in seven years. The company said it now expects 2019 earnings of $4.35 per share on revenues of $69B, below its previous forecast for $4.60 earnings per share on $71.5B in revenues. “We're taking a more cautious view of the year, although we expect market conditions to improve,” CEO Bob Swan said, also taking note of the "challenging NAND pricing environment." On watch: Micron (NASDAQ:MU), Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA), Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN), Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD).
Amazon profit doubles; core Prime getting one-day shipping
Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) reported Q1 results that beat earnings per share estimates by a hefty $2.44 and met revenue estimates with 17% Y/Y growth. But sluggish retail sales overseas and a flat performance from Whole Foods weighed down revenue growth for a fourth straight quarter. Amazon’s operating margin climbed to 7.4% in the quarter as expenses rose 12.6%, the lowest percentage gain in at least a decade. Expenses likely will move higher, in part because Amazon said it will invest $800M to make one-day free shipping the new standard for core Prime members.
Musk, SEC again ask judge for more time to resolve contempt dispute
Elon Musk and the SEC are seeking more time to work out their dispute over whether the Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO violated a court order restricting his Twitter use. In a filing late Thursday, Musk and an SEC counsel asked a U.S. District Judge to extend their deadline for presenting the court with an "agreement in principle" until April 30. The judge had already granted a one-week extension to continue negotiations after she ordered the two sides to resolve the SEC's request to have Musk held in contempt of court.
Facebook broke privacy laws by exposing user data, Canada says
Canada's privacy commissioner said he will take Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) to court after finding the company’s lax practices allowed personal information to be used for political purposes. The report said it uncovered major shortcomings in Facebook’s procedures and that the company had rebuffed the commissioners' findings and recommendations. The Canadian probe comes as Ireland’s privacy regulator said it is investigating Facebook over a recent revelation that it had left hundreds of millions of user passwords exposed.
Uber plans $44-$50 per share for IPO; PayPal to invest $500M
Uber (UBER) reportedly is aiming for an IPO valuation of as much as $90B, seeking to price its shares in the $44-$50 per share range and hoping to raise $8B-$10B. Uber is expected to make the price range public in a filing Friday morning, which The Wall Street Journal reports will also include news of a roughly $500M investment in Uber by PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL). PayPal already partners with Uber on processing its fares.
Renault to propose merging with Nissan, reports say
Renault (OTCPK:RNLSY) reportedly will propose to automaking partner Nissan (OTCPK:NSANY) that the companies merge under a new holding company where shareholders of each company would receive a roughly 50% stake. Renault is said to be moving quickly in proposing the holding company structure due to its concerns about Nissan's deteriorating business results. Renault's new Chairman, Jean-Dominique Senard, reportedly believes the move would allow the companies to move past disputes over the shareholding imbalance - Nissan owns a 15% stake in Renault, but Renault holds 43.4% of Nissan - and allow them to focus on Nissan's business recovery.
Edison sued by Los Angeles County over wildfire damage
Los Angeles County is suing Southern California Edison and parent company Edison International (NYSE:EIX) to recover $100M in costs and damages from a wildfire that may have been sparked by one of the utility's wires. It's the latest lawsuit against SoCal Edison since a fire last November that burned more than 150 square miles, destroyed 1,643 buildings and killed three people. The official cause of the fire remains under investigation, but Edison has said an electrical outage before the fire may have been caused by a guy wire and a jumper wire making contact.
Goldman's 10 commodity trade ideas for the second half
Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) has introduced 10 commodity trades for a second half it thinks will be based on shorter-focus considerations. Among metals trades Goldman is pushing: Long gold and short silver, long copper and short zinc, long palladium and short platinum, long 62% vs. 58% iron ore premium. In agriculture, Goldman is urging to go long the S&P GSCI Agriculture and Livestock Index. And in energy, it recommends being long cal20 WTI-Dubai; shorting Q3 2019 TTF (European gas) spread to Nymex (U.S. gas) prices; and being long the Q2 2020/Q2 2021 heating oil crack box spread vs. Brent.
What else is happening...
3M (NYSE:MMM) knocks nearly 200 points off Dow following a dismal Q1.
Citron’s Andrew Left takes no position on Tesla (TSLA).
Berkshire’s (BRK.A, BRK.B) best use of cash may be buybacks.
New York AG to probe Facebook’s (FB) contact collection.
Thursday's Key Earnings Amazon (AMZN) +1% as profit doubles. Intel (INTC) -7.9% AH on 2019 guidance cut. Ford (NYSE:F) +7.7% PM after North America results shine. Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) -0.5% PM on earnings beat. National Oilwell Varco (NYSE:NOV) -1.7% AH on Q1 earnings miss. Illumina (NASDAQ:ILMN) -4.4% AH despite Q1 beat, guidance raise. T-Mobile US (NASDAQ:TMUS) +1% AH on healthy Q1 subscriber additions, record financials. Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY) +1.9% AH on beats, in-line guide. Juniper Networks (NYSE:JNPR) +0.5% after Q1 beat where sales, profits decline. Mattel (NASDAQ:MAT) +6.1% PM on slimmer loss. Seattle Genetics (NASDAQ:SGEN) -4.4% AH despite Q1 beat. GrubHub (NYSE:GRUB) +13.2% PM on Q1, diner metric beats. Proofpoint (NASDAQ:PFPT) -6.4% AH on downside FY profit outlook.
Today's Markets In Asia, Japan -0.22%. Hong Kong +0.19%. China -1.20%. India +0.97%. In Europe, at midday, London -0.26%. Paris flat. Frankfurt +0.09%. Futures at 6:20, Dow -0.13%. S&P -0.09%. Nasdaq +0.11%. Crude -1.86% to $64. Gold +0.25% to $1,282.90. Bitcoin -1.5% to $5380. Ten-year Treasury Yield -1.2bps to 2.522%.
Today's Economic Calendar 8:30 GDP Q1 10:00 Consumer Sentiment 1:00 PM Baker-Hughes Rig Count
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Goldman's Jeff Currie Says Landlocked Oil Producers Face the Most Pressure

“Goldman Sachs aka Bankers aka Wall Street still don't get (or want to get) Bitcoin. It's ok, because everyone else does.” “Bitcoin does "not generate cash flow like bonds." Because it's not ... Buy Bitcoin & Short Oil thus the PetroDollar and thus the US Dollar. Crude Oil is pumping on the words of Donald Trump, but is he telling lies, like usual? This Oil Price war between Saudia Arabia ... Nov.30 -- Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and chief executive officer at Goldman Sachs, and Michael R. Bloomberg, founder and majority owner at Bloomberg LP, examine the merits of Bitcoin and the future ... Bitcoin Brief - Goldman's Crypto Report & Is Grayscale GBTC Buying All $BTC 👉 Subscribe so you don't miss the next one: http://bit.ly/2QKVDdV Stories: Gemina... Mar.31 -- Jeff Currie, global head of commodities research at Goldman Sachs, explains what oil producers are the most vulnerable to being shut in. He speaks with Bloomberg's Alix Steel on ...

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