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Snowflake

For Trading September 17th
NASDAQ SELLOFF
SNOWFLAKE SURPRISE
FED DAY LETDOWN
Today’s market started off with another rally and at the highs we were +369 on the DJIA, but as Chairman Powell was talking at his press conference we started to fade and we had a downdraft to +130, and in the last 15 minutes we had another one taking us to just above unchanged to finish within pennies of the low +36.78 (.13%). NASDAQ was -139.85 (1.25%), S&P 500 -15.71 (.46%), the Russell +14.17 (.92%) and the DJ Transports +78.18 (.68%) and made a new all-time high at 11,690.82. Market internals were generally healthy with NYSE 1.6:1 and NASDAQ just slightly lower at 1.5:1, with a 20% increase in volume. The DJIA was split 15:15 with only HD, HD, and AAPL 25DP losers and BA +26, the only gainer of $26 DP’s.
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/rEftfx47Vdc
SECTORS: We started off the day with Retail sales +.6%, a slight disappointment, although the retail sector was mixed to higher. UAA was a big winner on the back of a new line of women’s basketball shoes and finished the day $12.29 +.63 (5.4%). FDX and ADBE went in separate directions even though they both blew away their earnings numbers. FDX helped drive the Transports to a new high today and finished $250.30 +13.63 (5.8%). ADBE went the other way after the stock moved up to $522 +25 in post market trading but when it opened this morning it could only make it to $505.50 and then fell to 478 by 11:00 and worked its way down to close $476, literally only pennies off the low and -21.67 (4.33%), and almost 50 off the extended hours high. Facebook has some problems with the FTC and that weighed on the stock and today several celebrities calling for a 1-day boycott of the social media site. Whatever it was, the stock closed near its low for the day at $263.52 -8.90 (3.3%). GE gave guidance for cash-flow positive during this 2nd half and the market liked it, sending it up 10.7% at $6.75 +.65. There were two IPOs today for cloud-based software. FROG was priced at $4 and the stock opened $71, traded up to $77 before a bit of a selloff to finish $64.33, or 46% over its pricing. SNOWFLAKE grabbed all the attention being offered at $120 after raising the price several times and then opening $240, moving up to 319 before selling off to close $253.93 133.9% above its offering.
FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN was LOWER with TSN -.04, BGS +,71. FLO +.14, CPB -.09, CAG -.07, MDLZ -.12, KHC -.41, CALM +1.24, JJSF -.12, SAFM -.12, HRL -.36, SJM -2.40, PPC -.04, KR -.58, and PBJ $32.87 -.26 (.78%).
BIOPHARMA was MIXED with BIIB -2.06, ABBV -.82, REGN _10.75, ISRG -24.18, GILD -.65, MYL +.13, TEVA +.13, VRTX +.70, BHC +.64, INCY -1.49, ICPT +.73, LABU+3.74, and IBB $136.70 +.63 (.46%). CANNABIS: was HIGHER with TLRY +.42, CGC +.28, CRON +.04, GWPH -1.23, ACB -.05, NBEV +.03, CURLF +.31, KERN +.18, and MJ $11.43 +.07 (.62%).
DEFENSE: was HIGHER with LMT +3.06, GD +1.64, TXT +/.54, NOC +5.48, BWXT +.55, TDY +2.25, RTX +1.81, and ITA $167.67 +3.01 (1.83%).
RETAIL: was MIXED with M +.13, JWN +.36, KSS +.89, DDS -.21, WMT -.48, TGT -.60, TJX +.50, RL +.65, UAA +.63, LULU -4.49, TPR +1.64, CPRI +1.04, XRT M$51.05 +.24 (.47%).
FAANG & MEGA-CAP were LOWER with GOOGL -23.03, AMZN -70.13, AAPL -2.74, FB -8.02, NFLX -10.69, NVDA -15.82, TSLA -5.02, BABA +1.26, BIDU +.63, CRM +.68, CMG -2.92, BA +4.02, CAT +2.63, DIS +1.16, and XLK $114.67 -1.80 (1.55%). PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THESE PRICES ARE LATE MARKET QUOTES AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE 4:00 CLOSES.
FINANCIALS were HIGHER with GS +3.19, JPM +.53, BAC +.33, MS +.73, C +1.34, PNC +2.35, AIG +1.16, TRV +1.02, AXP -.68, V -.19, and XLF $24.99 +.28 (1.13%).
OIL, $40.16 +1.88, 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 $33.94 +1.31 (4.01%).
GOLD $1,970.50 +4.30, opened higher but gave up most of the gains and while it did close up on the day, it was near the lows. I did a short update video Wed: https://youtu.be/KJgk-wmVJ4U I am still a bull on the metal, and we have a September bull call spread on using NEM 65/70 calls with a cost of $1.45, which closed today @ $2.35.
BITCOIN: closed $11,015 + 200. 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 $12.07 +.12 today.
Tomorrow is another day.
CAM
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Profit Taking Tuesday

For Trading September 9th
PROFIT TAKING CONTINUES!
TSLA BIGGEST DECLINE
Today’s market started with the news that Mr. Trump got up early in order to continue to poke the Chinese Bear (they borrowed one from Putin, the thug) on the possibility that we would ban cotton imports and possibly blacklist another of their chip makers. Probably not going to get any traction, but you have to think that as well as AAPL and TSLA have navigated the issues surrounding their business in China, it could easily be put in jeopardy at any time. So, between that item, and the fact that the “BIG 6” wasn’t quite finished working off the run that it seems Softbank got started over the last month or so, we followed the leaders lower, rallied a bit until 3:00 and then sold off to make a new low and close -632.42 (2.25%), NASDAQ -465.45 (4.11%), S&P 500 -95.12 (2.78%), the Russell -30.71 (2%), and the best performer, DJ Transports -145 (1.29%). Market internals were soft with NYSE 3:1 lower with 3:1 down volume while NASDAQ was just over 2:1 lower. The DJIA was 26:4 lower with the biggest losers CRM -89, BA-66, GS & AAPL -56, and the biggest gainer was DIS +14 DP’s.
Tomorrow we have JOLTS (job openings) and mortgage applications to contend with. 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!! TODAY’S RADIO SHOW: https://youtu.be/DK2hmC0GXFk With my guest: Dennis Marlow! Tonight’s closing comment video: https://youtu.be/sZBKCQBEgm8
SECTORS: We started off the day with some Merger Monday action between Nikola and GM. GM taking a $2Billion stake in NKLA and NKLA planning to utilize the GM factories to build their “prospective” pickup truck. Both stocks were higher with NKLA gapping up to open $46.00 and trading as high as $54.56 and closing $50.05 +14.50 (40%), while GM opened $31.55, trading $33.33 and closing $32.38 +2.38 (7.93%). LULU posted solid earning growth and a beat on both earnings and revenues, but it just wasn’t enough as the stock which closed $349.80 -11.61 but then fell to $324 and is currently $329.50 -31.91 (8.83%). We also had a beat on both top and bottom lines at SLACK (WORK) but it too was short on guidance and “billings” and they took it out and shot it. It had closed $29.32 +.25 but fell as low as $23.27 and is now $23.85 -5.21 (18%).
FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN was LOWER with TSN -.85, BGS -1.89, FLO -.52, CPB -2.36, CAG -1.98, MDLZ -1.87, KHC -1.87, CALM -.03, JJSF -2.33, SAFM -1.26, HRL -.83, SJM -3.40, PPC -.23, KR -.83 and PBJ $33.06 -.95 (2.78%).
BIOPHARMA was LOWER with BIIB -7.82, ABBV -2.24, REGN -17.31, ISRG -41.25 the biggest loser (5.61%), GILD -1.87, MYL .17, TEVA -.34, VRTX -7.89, BHC -.16, INCY -.76, ICPT -1.16, LABU -2.56, and IBB $126.10 -3.18 (2.45%). CANNABIS: was LOWER with TLRY -.37, CGC -.64, CRON -.15, GWPH +1.59, ACB -.88, NBEV -.10, CURLF +.01, KERN -.10, and MJ $11.31 -.80 (6.61%).
DEFENSE: was LOWER with LMT -5.95, GD -4.74, TXT -.67, NOC -4.03, BWXT -1.32, TDY -5.18, RTX -2.02, and ITA $162.00 -4.64 (2.78%).
RETAIL: was MIXED with M -.6, JWN -.19, KSS -.15, DDS +1.11, WMT -4.77, TGT -5.03, TJX -.18, RL -.59, UAA +.31, LULU -32.41 (SEE ABOVE), TPR +.44, CPRI +.34 and XRT $50.18 -.74 (1.45%).
FAANG and Big Cap: were LOWER with GOOGL -64.42, AMZN -161.31, AAPL -8.64, FB -12.93, NFLX -8.06, NVDA -29.58, BABA 11.89, BIDU -4.54, CRM - 13.60, CMG -15.73, BA -10.62, CAT -.49, DIS +.01, and XLK 112.51 -5.61 (4.75%). PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THESE PRICES ARE LATE MARKET QUOTES AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE 4:00 CLOSES.
FINANCIALS were LOWER with interest rates and GS -9.84, JPM -3.97, BAC -1.19, MS -2.89, C -1.75, PNC -4.59, AIG -.91, TRV -2.57, AXP -2.67, V -5.15, and XLF $24.54 -.75 (2.97%).
OIL, $36.76 – 3.01. Oil was lower in today’s trading and drifted lower all day. I am looking for about another $1.00 or so before I would consider buying it for a bounce. Nat Gas was - $ .19 to $2.40 and closed a gap left on the upside that occurred when we were long last month, and I am looking at UNG (NG ETF) as a proxy to get long.
GOLD $1,943.20 +8.90, sold off early but didn’t break below the $1905 area I am using as support. It turned back and rallied and closed right near the highs. I did a short update video today: https://youtu.be/KJgk-wmVJ4U I am still a bull on the metal, and we have a September bull call spread on using NEM 65/70 calls with a cost of $1.45, which closed today @ $1.91, and we also added some October 70’s at $1.65 which closed $2.08.
BITCOIN: closed $10,015 -605. 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 $11.11 -.90 today.
Tomorrow is another day.
CAM
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LOEx Market Research Report on July 14: US stocks fell sharply, causing BTC to fall slightly

LOEx Market Research Report on July 14: US stocks fell sharply, causing BTC to fall slightly
[Today's Hot Tips]
1. [Polkadot DOT Split Voting Statistics: The proportion of voting that agrees to DOT splitting 100 times is the highest]
On July 13, Gavin Wood released the latest article saying that Polkadot's first on-chain governance vote is about to start, deciding whether to split the DOT. According to Polkadot official data from Polkadot, the four options for deciding whether to split the DOT are currently: First, the vote that agreed to DOT split 100 times was the highest, with a specific number of votes of 270,759.042 DOT; followed by DOT split 10 times (219,389.015 DOT); followed by DOT split 1000 times (146,210.733 DOT), and finally the proportion agreed that DOT would not split to maintain the total of 10 million votes is lowest, only 39,502.205 DOT.
2. [Zcash is expected to usher in Heartwood network upgrade at 18:35 on July 16]
According to official data released by Electric Coin Company (ECC), Zcash development company, Zcash is expected to usher in Heartwood network upgrade at 18:35 on July 16 after 2 days.
3. [The Korean Parliament discusses the new tax law, perhaps levying a capital gains tax of up to 20% on cryptocurrencies]
According to Cointelegraph on July 13, South Korea's Congress recently discussed a tax bill related to encryption, which aims to impose capital gains tax on cryptocurrencies. During the discussion, the representative of the Democratic Party, Yang Kyung-sook, submitted an amendment to the Income Tax Law and imposed a 20% capital gains tax on the income generated from the transfer of virtual assets.
[Today's market analysis]
Bitcoin (BTC)BTC first slightly fluctuated upwards in the early morning. It quickly fell at 2 am and fell below 9300 USDT for a short time, with a minimum of 9201.7 USDT. Subsequently, BTC rebounded slightly to around 9250 USDT. Currently, BTC continues to fluctuate around 9250 USDT. Mainstream currencies basically follow the market trend, rebounding slightly after a rapid decline in the early morning. BTC is currently reported at 9226.7 USDT on LOEx, a decrease of 0.73% in 24h.
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US stocks fell sharply, and the Dow took more than 500 points. The Nasdaq fell more than 2% and the five major technology stocks closed down after making new highs.
S&P once flattened all the declines this year. The Nasdaq recorded the biggest decline in two weeks, and it rose nearly 2% in early trading to hit a new intraday high. Six FAANMG technology stocks, such as Apple and Amazon, which rose more than 4% in the session, closed down collectively. The 16% gain of Tesla in the flattening market fell 3%.
As you can see, the currency market is still not out of the trap of US stocks. It's strange. Why didn't the currency market keep up with the big A stocks? The big A stocks have been advancing in recent days. If the currency circle can keep up, how good is it? To keep up with U.S. stocks, the United States has not even passed the first wave of the epidemic. How is it good?
Just glanced at the pie market, to be honest, our pie is still very strong, just like the US stocks play, the pie has not fallen too much, it is still strong on the 9000. This shows that Bitcoin is now much more stable than US stocks. Next, if the US stocks fell sharply, the currency market fell slightly, and if the US stocks fell slightly, Bitcoin could maintain around 9000 points.
Operation suggestions:Support level: the first support level is 9200 points, the second support level is 9000 integers;
Resistance level: the first resistance level is 9400 points, the second resistance level is 9500 points.
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For Trading April 23rd

OIL Rebounds!
Stocks Rally
Several Solid Earnings Surprises
As I said in my closing comment (below) there were 3 legs to the stool that supported the market today, oil, earnings, and strong futures. The market in the oil was up a little, down a little, but when the futures rallied off the $10.00 level and moved to as high as $16.18, the turn in the market was right there following it. We finished with the DJIA +456.94 (1.99%), NASDAQ +232.15 (2.81%), S&P 500 +62.75 (2.29%), the Russell +16.43 (1.39%) and the DJ Transports (the only loser -3.78 (.05%). There were only 3 DJIA names lower and only single digits with the gainers MCD +61, AAPL +53, V +40, MSFT +39, and INTC and HD adding 25 DPs. Volume was a little light with A/D 2.5:1 on NYSE and 2.2:1 on NASDAQ. The NASDAQ 100 (QQQ) was the strongest mover with energy number 2. Consumer staples and financials were weak.
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 1900 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 very 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/YOGWiIDX-sM
SECTORS: Earnings were a feature again with SNAP continuing higher after last night’s numbers and finishing $17.01 +4.57 (37%). TXN finished +5.14 (4.8%), and the biggest winner was CMG +95.57 (12.2%) on an earnings beat and a monster gain in digital business.
Expedia (EXPE) is being courted by 2 private equity firms for a $1 Billion investment. The stock is down from $144 last year to hit $40.76 in March but finished the day $61.42 +4.17 after trading as high as $64.12. I’m sure that these two firms are much smarter than I, but I can’t see the upside for a very long time. When restaurants reopen, capacity will be cut, same for hotels and cruise ships. I have no idea how long planes will be required to fly with smaller loads, but there are just too many “unknowns” to plunk $1 billion down for hospitalities. Just saying.
BIOPHARMA: was HIGHER with the big exception being BIIB. It finished – 31.51 (9.58%) on the news that its Alzheimer’s drug will be delayed. ABBV +1.42, REGN +13.26, ISRG +15.50, GILD +3.07, MYL -.21, TEVA +.05, VRTX +6.57, BHC +.24, INCY +1.51, ICPT -.14, LABU +1.96 and IBB $124.16 +1.74 (1.42%)
CANNABIS: This group was MIXED with TLRY +.09, CGC -.14, CRON -.04, GWPH -1.40, ACB -.003, PYX -.09, NBEV +.03, CURLF +.015, KERN +.25 and MJ $11.50 +.21 (1.86%).
DEFENSE: was HIGHER with LMT +9.43, RTX +.80, GD +3.31, TXT +.46, NOC +8.83, BWXT +.94, TDY +6.37 and ITA $148.20 +.74 (.50%).
RETAIL: was LOWER with the exception of the discounters. M -.35, JWN -.48, KSS -1.00, DDS -2.36 (9.16%), JCP -.008, WMT +2.70, TGT +.09, TJX +.35, RL -.32, UAA +.14, LULU -5.37, TPR -.25, CPRI -.35 and XRT $33.19 +.11 (.33%).
FAANG and Big Cap: were HIGHER with only NFLX down $12.94 (2.98%) on its earnings miss. GOOGL +43.94, AMZN +31.88, AAPL +7.58, FB +11.52 (6.74%), NVDA +15.02, TSLA +43.28 (6.3%), BABA +2.99, BIDU +.01, CMG continuing higher in extended hours +104.37 (13.27%), BA -.48, CAT +1.03, DIS +.76, and XLK $87.30 +3.15 (3.74%).
FINANCIALS were SLIGHTLY HIGHER with GS +2.23, JPM +.37, BAC +.16, MS +.90, C +.67 PNC unchanged, AIG +.04, TRV +.01, AXP +.81, V +6.05, and XLF $21.56 +.27 (1.27%).
OIL, $13.78 +2.21. Oil was the BIGGEST STORY of the day again with the June contract taking over and recovering from what was surely forced liquidation in May. Remember, that this will happen again unless the market improves before May 19th. Oil stocks were higher with APA + .85 (9.92%) and HES +3.01 (8.28%) and XLE $33.50 +1.19 (3.68%).
METALS, GOLD: $1,738.00 +50.5 After the recent gains, Gold broke solidly above $1,700 and traded as high as $1788 last Wednesday. Tuesday night it fell and hit $1,666 before coming back up $20. Today it rallied hard and I still expect much higher prices. We are long NEM.
BITCOIN: closed $7115 + 225. After we traded in the uptrend, I mentioned this weekend that I felt we’d have to test 6750 and today we hit 6465 before turning back up. While I want to add the 350, I still want to wait and see some stabilization. We still own 400 GBTC with an average of $8.06. GBTC closed $7.70 +.26 today.
Tomorrow is another day.
CAM
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Ouch!

For Trading March 10th
HISTORIC ACTION
Is Cruising Over?
Entire Yield Curve Under 1%
Today’s market was down from overnight with the futures hitting “limit down” before 4:00AM. The DJIA opened at 9:30, like always, but was halted within 4 minutes after hitting the “circuit-breakers” at -7% and trading was stopped for 15-minutes after which we reopened and headed lower again, touching -1946, and by noon we had recovered to only -1183, but by 3:00 we had made a new low of 23,706 -2158 before a rally to -1650 before another sell-off to close DJIA – 2013.76 (7.79%), NASDAQ -624.94 (7.29%), S&P 500 -225.81 (7.60%), the Russell -135.79 (9.37%, and DJ Transports, the biggest loser -874.21 (9.76%). Market internals were just short of absurd with numbers that I had to go to several sources to make sure were correct. NYSE raw numbers were 70:2973 or 43:1 and NASDAQ was 169:3190 or 19:1. The DJIA was 30:0 after WMT, which held on all day fell into the red. The biggest losers were not double, but triple-digit movers with BA -237, AAPL -155, GS -136, HD -123, CAT -117, and JPM -100DPs. The only single digit losers were VZ and WMT. It was an interesting day, but not one I’d like to see too often. The market was influenced by not only COVID-19, but also the fact that OPEC couldn’t come up with an agreement to limit oil production. Over the weekend Saudi Arabia declared a price war with Russia, the main opponent to any agreement. Interest rates continued to fall, and that, along with the oil news sent the banking names down dramatically. I’ll list those below in their sector.
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: It was a very tough day for everyone. While we did have a “Merger Monday” deal between AON and WLTW, neither of the participants made any headway. AON Plc, is buying Willis, Towers, Watson in the biggest insurance transaction ever and creating the world’s largest insurance broker, surpassing Marsh & McLennan (MMC) and worth about $80Billion.
There were a couple of names higher, just a few, and the main ones were in the auto parts segment with ORLY finishing $373.63 +5.55 (1.51%), AZO, $1113.69 +53.38 (5.03%) and AAP $130.36 +2.45 (1.92%). This group has been weak for the past 4-6 months. Also higher was discounter DLTR, $83.51 +3.27 (4.08%).
The Cruise lines continued to fall with all making new lows. RCL fell to $48.27 - 16.74 (25.75%) and down from $135 in January. CCL fell to $21.74 -5.41 (19.93%) and down from $52, while NCLH was $19.81 – 7.29 (26.9%) and down from $60. This is absolutely uninvestable. There will clearly be a point at which the shorts cover, but this group is dead money for a while.
In more COVID-19 news, Inovio (INO) which moved from $2.40 to $16.00 on the news that it would start human trials of its vaccine in April. This morning at $19.36 before collapsing all the way back to $8.53 before closing $9.83 -4.26 (30.23%).
But the HOMERUN OF THE DAY was another name I talked about in this space, AIM Immuno-Tech, Inc (AIM). The company said that its drug, Ampligen will begin testing at National Inst. Of Infectious Diseases in Japan that could play an important role in developing a protective early-onset therapy for COVID-19. The stock has been reverse split both 1:12 in 2016 and more recently 1:44 last June and traded under $ .40 had moved up to $3.50 this month and traded up on the news finishing $6.10 +4.00 (190%) and is continuing in extended hours to $8.75 and is currently $7.69 up an additional $1.59 for a total gain of $5.59 (266%). Quite a highlight on a dismal day.
BIOPHARMA: was LOWER with all names falling hard with BIIB -20.76, ABBV -3.55, REGN -20.58, ISRG -44.48, MYL -1.19, TEVA -1.42, VRTX -13.85, BHC -2.69, INCY -4.42, ICPT -6.88, LABU -11.47 (24.95%), and IBB $109.80 -8.23 (6.97%).
CANNABIS: stocks were LOWER with TLRY -2.47 (24.65%) and KERN -2.58 (37.34%) and none down less than 7.48%. The ETF, MJ $11.74 -1.36 (10.38%).
DEFENSE: was LOWER with some major loses by LMT -31.47, RTN -14.83, GD -13.01, TXT -5.48 (15.26%), UTX -12.48, NOC -15.58, BWXT -5.14, TDY -33.73, and ITA was $174.00 -21.04 (10.79%).
RETAIL was LOWER with major losses. The brands were the biggest losers on the day. M-1.12, JWN -1.88, KSS -2.84, DDS -2.37, JCP - .015, WMT -1.17, TGT -1.92, TJX -1.35, RL -10.78 (10.19%), UAA -1.46 (11.56%), LULU -22.44 (10.27%), TPR -3.35 (15.44%), CPRI -3.13 (13.65%) and XRT $37.01 -2.12 (5.42%).
FAANG and Big Cap: were LOWER with GOOGL -80.14, AMZN -96.19, AAPL -21.42, FB -11.40, NFLX -22.48, NVDA -21.04, IBM -10.38, TSLA -92.48 (13.01%), BABA -7.24, BIDU -8.52, BA -36.22 (13.81%) on continuing problems with the 737MAX and the general market, CAT -16.42 (13.52%), DIS -10.55, and XLK $82.84 -6.07 (6.83%).
FINANCIALS were LOWER with most down over 10% with the market and softness in rates with GS -19.14, JPM -13.53, BAC -3.59, MS -4.35, C -9.34, PNC -15.48, AIG -5.13, TRV -8.54, AXP -9.94, and XLF $22.80 -2.75 (10.76%).
OIL, $31.13 -10.15 (24.58%) The stocks were LOWER with the dramatic fall on the “price war” between the Saudi’s and Putin. It’s difficult to even relate to the prices I’m seeing. In August when OXY bought APC for $57billion OXY was just over $50. Tonight it closed $12.51 –14.35 (53.43%) and the COMBINED market-cap is only $11.4Billion. The rest of the list was equally bad with CVX -13.42, XOM -4.94, MRO 4.06 -2.77 (40.56%), MPC -5.43, APA 10.22 -10.48 (50.6%), BP -5.66 and XLE $34.98 -7.52 (17.69%).
METALS, GOLD: $1,675.70 +3.30. After the rebound, and the overnight move to $1,704.30 we sold off as liquidation hit even the yellow metal. We managed to close up on the day, but it was a disappointment just the same. Our $1.40 position in the GLD calls finished $1.65 +.11.
BITCOIN: closed $7,850 -1,315. We broke to the downside overnight and fell to a low of $7,640, which closed a gap left on the breakout back in January. While I want to add the 350 sold just over a week ago, I want to wait and see some stabilization. We did have 2 subscribers add to new positions under the close today. But we still own 400 GBTC with an average of $8.06. GBTC closed $8.86 – 1.72 today.
Tomorrow is another day.
CAM
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For Trading April 23rd

OIL Rebounds!
Stocks Rally
Several Solid Earnings Surprises
As I said in my closing comment (below) there were 3 legs to the stool that supported the market today, oil, earnings, and strong futures. The market in the oil was up a little, down a little, but when the futures rallied off the $10.00 level and moved to as high as $16.18, the turn in the market was right there following it. We finished with the DJIA +456.94 (1.99%), NASDAQ +232.15 (2.81%), S&P 500 +62.75 (2.29%), the Russell +16.43 (1.39%) and the DJ Transports (the only loser -3.78 (.05%). There were only 3 DJIA names lower and only single digits with the gainers MCD +61, AAPL +53, V +40, MSFT +39, and INTC and HD adding 25 DPs. Volume was a little light with A/D 2.5:1 on NYSE and 2.2:1 on NASDAQ. The NASDAQ 100 (QQQ) was the strongest mover with energy number 2. Consumer staples and financials were weak.
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 1900 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 very 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/YOGWiIDX-sM
SECTORS: Earnings were a feature again with SNAP continuing higher after last night’s numbers and finishing $17.01 +4.57 (37%). TXN finished +5.14 (4.8%), and the biggest winner was CMG +95.57 (12.2%) on an earnings beat and a monster gain in digital business.
Expedia (EXPE) is being courted by 2 private equity firms for a $1 Billion investment. The stock is down from $144 last year to hit $40.76 in March but finished the day $61.42 +4.17 after trading as high as $64.12. I’m sure that these two firms are much smarter than I, but I can’t see the upside for a very long time. When restaurants reopen, capacity will be cut, same for hotels and cruise ships. I have no idea how long planes will be required to fly with smaller loads, but there are just too many “unknowns” to plunk $1 billion down for hospitalities. Just saying.
BIOPHARMA: was HIGHER with the big exception being BIIB. It finished – 31.51 (9.58%) on the news that its Alzheimer’s drug will be delayed. ABBV +1.42, REGN +13.26, ISRG +15.50, GILD +3.07, MYL -.21, TEVA +.05, VRTX +6.57, BHC +.24, INCY +1.51, ICPT -.14, LABU +1.96 and IBB $124.16 +1.74 (1.42%)
CANNABIS: This group was MIXED with TLRY +.09, CGC -.14, CRON -.04, GWPH -1.40, ACB -.003, PYX -.09, NBEV +.03, CURLF +.015, KERN +.25 and MJ $11.50 +.21 (1.86%).
DEFENSE: was HIGHER with LMT +9.43, RTX +.80, GD +3.31, TXT +.46, NOC +8.83, BWXT +.94, TDY +6.37 and ITA $148.20 +.74 (.50%).
RETAIL: was LOWER with the exception of the discounters. M -.35, JWN -.48, KSS -1.00, DDS -2.36 (9.16%), JCP -.008, WMT +2.70, TGT +.09, TJX +.35, RL -.32, UAA +.14, LULU -5.37, TPR -.25, CPRI -.35 and XRT $33.19 +.11 (.33%).
FAANG and Big Cap: were HIGHER with only NFLX down $12.94 (2.98%) on its earnings miss. GOOGL +43.94, AMZN +31.88, AAPL +7.58, FB +11.52 (6.74%), NVDA +15.02, TSLA +43.28 (6.3%), BABA +2.99, BIDU +.01, CMG continuing higher in extended hours +104.37 (13.27%), BA -.48, CAT +1.03, DIS +.76, and XLK $87.30 +3.15 (3.74%).
FINANCIALS were SLIGHTLY HIGHER with GS +2.23, JPM +.37, BAC +.16, MS +.90, C +.67 PNC unchanged, AIG +.04, TRV +.01, AXP +.81, V +6.05, and XLF $21.56 +.27 (1.27%).
OIL, $13.78 +2.21. Oil was the BIGGEST STORY of the day again with the June contract taking over and recovering from what was surely forced liquidation in May. Remember, that this will happen again unless the market improves before May 19th. Oil stocks were higher with APA + .85 (9.92%) and HES +3.01 (8.28%) and XLE $33.50 +1.19 (3.68%).
METALS, GOLD: $1,738.00 +50.5 After the recent gains, Gold broke solidly above $1,700 and traded as high as $1788 last Wednesday. Tuesday night it fell and hit $1,666 before coming back up $20. Today it rallied hard and I still expect much higher prices. We are long NEM.
BITCOIN: closed $7115 + 225. After we traded in the uptrend, I mentioned this weekend that I felt we’d have to test 6750 and today we hit 6465 before turning back up. While I want to add the 350, I still want to wait and see some stabilization. We still own 400 GBTC with an average of $8.06. GBTC closed $7.70 +.26 today.
Tomorrow is another day.
CAM
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Historic!

For Trading March 10th
HISTORIC ACTION
Is Cruising Over?
Entire Yield Curve Under 1%
Today’s market was down from overnight with the futures hitting “limit down” before 4:00AM. The DJIA opened at 9:30, like always, but was halted within 4 minutes after hitting the “circuit-breakers” at -7% and trading was stopped for 15-minutes after which we reopened and headed lower again, touching -1946, and by noon we had recovered to only -1183, but by 3:00 we had made a new low of 23,706 -2158 before a rally to -1650 before another sell-off to close DJIA – 2013.76 (7.79%), NASDAQ -624.94 (7.29%), S&P 500 -225.81 (7.60%), the Russell -135.79 (9.37%, and DJ Transports, the biggest loser -874.21 (9.76%). Market internals were just short of absurd with numbers that I had to go to several sources to make sure were correct. NYSE raw numbers were 70:2973 or 43:1 and NASDAQ was 169:3190 or 19:1. The DJIA was 30:0 after WMT, which held on all day fell into the red. The biggest losers were not double, but triple-digit movers with BA -237, AAPL -155, GS -136, HD -123, CAT -117, and JPM -100DPs. The only single digit losers were VZ and WMT. It was an interesting day, but not one I’d like to see too often. The market was influenced by not only COVID-19, but also the fact that OPEC couldn’t come up with an agreement to limit oil production. Over the weekend Saudi Arabia declared a price war with Russia, the main opponent to any agreement. Interest rates continued to fall, and that, along with the oil news sent the banking names down dramatically. I’ll list those below in their sector.
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: It was a very tough day for everyone. While we did have a “Merger Monday” deal between AON and WLTW, neither of the participants made any headway. AON Plc, is buying Willis, Towers, Watson in the biggest insurance transaction ever and creating the world’s largest insurance broker, surpassing Marsh & McLennan (MMC) and worth about $80Billion.
There were a couple of names higher, just a few, and the main ones were in the auto parts segment with ORLY finishing $373.63 +5.55 (1.51%), AZO, $1113.69 +53.38 (5.03%) and AAP $130.36 +2.45 (1.92%). This group has been weak for the past 4-6 months. Also higher was discounter DLTR, $83.51 +3.27 (4.08%).
The Cruise lines continued to fall with all making new lows. RCL fell to $48.27 - 16.74 (25.75%) and down from $135 in January. CCL fell to $21.74 -5.41 (19.93%) and down from $52, while NCLH was $19.81 – 7.29 (26.9%) and down from $60. This is absolutely uninvestable. There will clearly be a point at which the shorts cover, but this group is dead money for a while.
In more COVID-19 news, Inovio (INO) which moved from $2.40 to $16.00 on the news that it would start human trials of its vaccine in April. This morning at $19.36 before collapsing all the way back to $8.53 before closing $9.83 -4.26 (30.23%).
But the HOMERUN OF THE DAY was another name I talked about in this space, AIM Immuno-Tech, Inc (AIM). The company said that its drug, Ampligen will begin testing at National Inst. Of Infectious Diseases in Japan that could play an important role in developing a protective early-onset therapy for COVID-19. The stock has been reverse split both 1:12 in 2016 and more recently 1:44 last June and traded under $ .40 had moved up to $3.50 this month and traded up on the news finishing $6.10 +4.00 (190%) and is continuing in extended hours to $8.75 and is currently $7.69 up an additional $1.59 for a total gain of $5.59 (266%). Quite a highlight on a dismal day.
BIOPHARMA: was LOWER with all names falling hard with BIIB -20.76, ABBV -3.55, REGN -20.58, ISRG -44.48, MYL -1.19, TEVA -1.42, VRTX -13.85, BHC -2.69, INCY -4.42, ICPT -6.88, LABU -11.47 (24.95%), and IBB $109.80 -8.23 (6.97%).
CANNABIS: stocks were LOWER with TLRY -2.47 (24.65%) and KERN -2.58 (37.34%) and none down less than 7.48%. The ETF, MJ $11.74 -1.36 (10.38%).
DEFENSE: was LOWER with some major loses by LMT -31.47, RTN -14.83, GD -13.01, TXT -5.48 (15.26%), UTX -12.48, NOC -15.58, BWXT -5.14, TDY -33.73, and ITA was $174.00 -21.04 (10.79%).
RETAIL was LOWER with major losses. The brands were the biggest losers on the day. M-1.12, JWN -1.88, KSS -2.84, DDS -2.37, JCP - .015, WMT -1.17, TGT -1.92, TJX -1.35, RL -10.78 (10.19%), UAA -1.46 (11.56%), LULU -22.44 (10.27%), TPR -3.35 (15.44%), CPRI -3.13 (13.65%) and XRT $37.01 -2.12 (5.42%).
FAANG and Big Cap: were LOWER with GOOGL -80.14, AMZN -96.19, AAPL -21.42, FB -11.40, NFLX -22.48, NVDA -21.04, IBM -10.38, TSLA -92.48 (13.01%), BABA -7.24, BIDU -8.52, BA -36.22 (13.81%) on continuing problems with the 737MAX and the general market, CAT -16.42 (13.52%), DIS -10.55, and XLK $82.84 -6.07 (6.83%).
FINANCIALS were LOWER with most down over 10% with the market and softness in rates with GS -19.14, JPM -13.53, BAC -3.59, MS -4.35, C -9.34, PNC -15.48, AIG -5.13, TRV -8.54, AXP -9.94, and XLF $22.80 -2.75 (10.76%).
OIL, $31.13 -10.15 (24.58%) The stocks were LOWER with the dramatic fall on the “price war” between the Saudi’s and Putin. It’s difficult to even relate to the prices I’m seeing. In August when OXY bought APC for $57billion OXY was just over $50. Tonight it closed $12.51 –14.35 (53.43%) and the COMBINED market-cap is only $11.4Billion. The rest of the list was equally bad with CVX -13.42, XOM -4.94, MRO 4.06 -2.77 (40.56%), MPC -5.43, APA 10.22 -10.48 (50.6%), BP -5.66 and XLE $34.98 -7.52 (17.69%).
METALS, GOLD: $1,675.70 +3.30. After the rebound, and the overnight move to $1,704.30 we sold off as liquidation hit even the yellow metal. We managed to close up on the day, but it was a disappointment just the same. Our $1.40 position in the GLD calls finished $1.65 +.11.
BITCOIN: closed $7,850 -1,315. We broke to the downside overnight and fell to a low of $7,640, which closed a gap left on the breakout back in January. While I want to add the 350 sold just over a week ago, I want to wait and see some stabilization. We did have 2 subscribers add to new positions under the close today. But we still own 400 GBTC with an average of $8.06. GBTC closed $8.86 – 1.72 today.
Tomorrow is another day.
CAM
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For Trading March 10th

For Trading March 10th
HISTORIC ACTION
Is Cruising Over?
Entire Yield Curve Under 1%
Today’s market was down from overnight with the futures hitting “limit down” before 4:00AM. The DJIA opened at 9:30, like always, but was halted within 4 minutes after hitting the “circuit-breakers” at -7% and trading was stopped for 15-minutes after which we reopened and headed lower again, touching -1946, and by noon we had recovered to only -1183, but by 3:00 we had made a new low of 23,706 -2158 before a rally to -1650 before another sell-off to close DJIA – 2013.76 (7.79%), NASDAQ -624.94 (7.29%), S&P 500 -225.81 (7.60%), the Russell -135.79 (9.37%, and DJ Transports, the biggest loser -874.21 (9.76%). Market internals were just short of absurd with numbers that I had to go to several sources to make sure were correct. NYSE raw numbers were 70:2973 or 43:1 and NASDAQ was 169:3190 or 19:1. The DJIA was 30:0 after WMT, which held on all day fell into the red. The biggest losers were not double, but triple-digit movers with BA -237, AAPL -155, GS -136, HD -123, CAT -117, and JPM -100DPs. The only single digit losers were VZ and WMT. It was an interesting day, but not one I’d like to see too often. The market was influenced by not only COVID-19, but also the fact that OPEC couldn’t come up with an agreement to limit oil production. Over the weekend Saudi Arabia declared a price war with Russia, the main opponent to any agreement. Interest rates continued to fall, and that, along with the oil news sent the banking names down dramatically. I’ll list those below in their sector.
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: It was a very tough day for everyone. While we did have a “Merger Monday” deal between AON and WLTW, neither of the participants made any headway. AON Plc, is buying Willis, Towers, Watson in the biggest insurance transaction ever and creating the world’s largest insurance broker, surpassing Marsh & McLennan (MMC) and worth about $80Billion.
There were a couple of names higher, just a few, and the main ones were in the auto parts segment with ORLY finishing $373.63 +5.55 (1.51%), AZO, $1113.69 +53.38 (5.03%) and AAP $130.36 +2.45 (1.92%). This group has been weak for the past 4-6 months. Also higher was discounter DLTR, $83.51 +3.27 (4.08%).
The Cruise lines continued to fall with all making new lows. RCL fell to $48.27 - 16.74 (25.75%) and down from $135 in January. CCL fell to $21.74 -5.41 (19.93%) and down from $52, while NCLH was $19.81 – 7.29 (26.9%) and down from $60. This is absolutely uninvestable. There will clearly be a point at which the shorts cover, but this group is dead money for a while.
In more COVID-19 news, Inovio (INO) which moved from $2.40 to $16.00 on the news that it would start human trials of its vaccine in April. This morning at $19.36 before collapsing all the way back to $8.53 before closing $9.83 -4.26 (30.23%).
But the HOMERUN OF THE DAY was another name I talked about in this space, AIM Immuno-Tech, Inc (AIM). The company said that its drug, Ampligen will begin testing at National Inst. Of Infectious Diseases in Japan that could play an important role in developing a protective early-onset therapy for COVID-19. The stock has been reverse split both 1:12 in 2016 and more recently 1:44 last June and traded under $ .40 had moved up to $3.50 this month and traded up on the news finishing $6.10 +4.00 (190%) and is continuing in extended hours to $8.75 and is currently $7.69 up an additional $1.59 for a total gain of $5.59 (266%). Quite a highlight on a dismal day.
BIOPHARMA: was LOWER with all names falling hard with BIIB -20.76, ABBV -3.55, REGN -20.58, ISRG -44.48, MYL -1.19, TEVA -1.42, VRTX -13.85, BHC -2.69, INCY -4.42, ICPT -6.88, LABU -11.47 (24.95%), and IBB $109.80 -8.23 (6.97%).
CANNABIS: stocks were LOWER with TLRY -2.47 (24.65%) and KERN -2.58 (37.34%) and none down less than 7.48%. The ETF, MJ $11.74 -1.36 (10.38%).
DEFENSE: was LOWER with some major loses by LMT -31.47, RTN -14.83, GD -13.01, TXT -5.48 (15.26%), UTX -12.48, NOC -15.58, BWXT -5.14, TDY -33.73, and ITA was $174.00 -21.04 (10.79%).
RETAIL was LOWER with major losses. The brands were the biggest losers on the day. M-1.12, JWN -1.88, KSS -2.84, DDS -2.37, JCP - .015, WMT -1.17, TGT -1.92, TJX -1.35, RL -10.78 (10.19%), UAA -1.46 (11.56%), LULU -22.44 (10.27%), TPR -3.35 (15.44%), CPRI -3.13 (13.65%) and XRT $37.01 -2.12 (5.42%).
FAANG and Big Cap: were LOWER with GOOGL -80.14, AMZN -96.19, AAPL -21.42, FB -11.40, NFLX -22.48, NVDA -21.04, IBM -10.38, TSLA -92.48 (13.01%), BABA -7.24, BIDU -8.52, BA -36.22 (13.81%) on continuing problems with the 737MAX and the general market, CAT -16.42 (13.52%), DIS -10.55, and XLK $82.84 -6.07 (6.83%).
FINANCIALS were LOWER with most down over 10% with the market and softness in rates with GS -19.14, JPM -13.53, BAC -3.59, MS -4.35, C -9.34, PNC -15.48, AIG -5.13, TRV -8.54, AXP -9.94, and XLF $22.80 -2.75 (10.76%).
OIL, $31.13 -10.15 (24.58%) The stocks were LOWER with the dramatic fall on the “price war” between the Saudi’s and Putin. It’s difficult to even relate to the prices I’m seeing. In August when OXY bought APC for $57billion OXY was just over $50. Tonight it closed $12.51 –14.35 (53.43%) and the COMBINED market-cap is only $11.4Billion. The rest of the list was equally bad with CVX -13.42, XOM -4.94, MRO 4.06 -2.77 (40.56%), MPC -5.43, APA 10.22 -10.48 (50.6%), BP -5.66 and XLE $34.98 -7.52 (17.69%).
METALS, GOLD: $1,675.70 +3.30. After the rebound, and the overnight move to $1,704.30 we sold off as liquidation hit even the yellow metal. We managed to close up on the day, but it was a disappointment just the same. Our $1.40 position in the GLD calls finished $1.65 +.11.
BITCOIN: closed $7,850 -1,315. We broke to the downside overnight and fell to a low of $7,640, which closed a gap left on the breakout back in January. While I want to add the 350 sold just over a week ago, I want to wait and see some stabilization. We did have 2 subscribers add to new positions under the close today. But we still own 400 GBTC with an average of $8.06. GBTC closed $8.86 – 1.72 today.
Tomorrow is another day.
CAM
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For Trading March 10th

For Trading March 10th
HISTORIC ACTION
Is Cruising Over?
Entire Yield Curve Under 1%
Today’s market was down from overnight with the futures hitting “limit down” before 4:00AM. The DJIA opened at 9:30, like always, but was halted within 4 minutes after hitting the “circuit-breakers” at -7% and trading was stopped for 15-minutes after which we reopened and headed lower again, touching -1946, and by noon we had recovered to only -1183, but by 3:00 we had made a new low of 23,706 -2158 before a rally to -1650 before another sell-off to close DJIA – 2013.76 (7.79%), NASDAQ -624.94 (7.29%), S&P 500 -225.81 (7.60%), the Russell -135.79 (9.37%, and DJ Transports, the biggest loser -874.21 (9.76%). Market internals were just short of absurd with numbers that I had to go to several sources to make sure were correct. NYSE raw numbers were 70:2973 or 43:1 and NASDAQ was 169:3190 or 19:1. The DJIA was 30:0 after WMT, which held on all day fell into the red. The biggest losers were not double, but triple-digit movers with BA -237, AAPL -155, GS -136, HD -123, CAT -117, and JPM -100DPs. The only single digit losers were VZ and WMT. It was an interesting day, but not one I’d like to see too often. The market was influenced by not only COVID-19, but also the fact that OPEC couldn’t come up with an agreement to limit oil production. Over the weekend Saudi Arabia declared a price war with Russia, the main opponent to any agreement. Interest rates continued to fall, and that, along with the oil news sent the banking names down dramatically. I’ll list those below in their sector.
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: It was a very tough day for everyone. While we did have a “Merger Monday” deal between AON and WLTW, neither of the participants made any headway. AON Plc, is buying Willis, Towers, Watson in the biggest insurance transaction ever and creating the world’s largest insurance broker, surpassing Marsh & McLennan (MMC) and worth about $80Billion.
There were a couple of names higher, just a few, and the main ones were in the auto parts segment with ORLY finishing $373.63 +5.55 (1.51%), AZO, $1113.69 +53.38 (5.03%) and AAP $130.36 +2.45 (1.92%). This group has been weak for the past 4-6 months. Also higher was discounter DLTR, $83.51 +3.27 (4.08%).
The Cruise lines continued to fall with all making new lows. RCL fell to $48.27 - 16.74 (25.75%) and down from $135 in January. CCL fell to $21.74 -5.41 (19.93%) and down from $52, while NCLH was $19.81 – 7.29 (26.9%) and down from $60. This is absolutely uninvestable. There will clearly be a point at which the shorts cover, but this group is dead money for a while.
In more COVID-19 news, Inovio (INO) which moved from $2.40 to $16.00 on the news that it would start human trials of its vaccine in April. This morning at $19.36 before collapsing all the way back to $8.53 before closing $9.83 -4.26 (30.23%).
But the HOMERUN OF THE DAY was another name I talked about in this space, AIM Immuno-Tech, Inc (AIM). The company said that its drug, Ampligen will begin testing at National Inst. Of Infectious Diseases in Japan that could play an important role in developing a protective early-onset therapy for COVID-19. The stock has been reverse split both 1:12 in 2016 and more recently 1:44 last June and traded under $ .40 had moved up to $3.50 this month and traded up on the news finishing $6.10 +4.00 (190%) and is continuing in extended hours to $8.75 and is currently $7.69 up an additional $1.59 for a total gain of $5.59 (266%). Quite a highlight on a dismal day.
BIOPHARMA: was LOWER with all names falling hard with BIIB -20.76, ABBV -3.55, REGN -20.58, ISRG -44.48, MYL -1.19, TEVA -1.42, VRTX -13.85, BHC -2.69, INCY -4.42, ICPT -6.88, LABU -11.47 (24.95%), and IBB $109.80 -8.23 (6.97%).
CANNABIS: stocks were LOWER with TLRY -2.47 (24.65%) and KERN -2.58 (37.34%) and none down less than 7.48%. The ETF, MJ $11.74 -1.36 (10.38%).
DEFENSE: was LOWER with some major loses by LMT -31.47, RTN -14.83, GD -13.01, TXT -5.48 (15.26%), UTX -12.48, NOC -15.58, BWXT -5.14, TDY -33.73, and ITA was $174.00 -21.04 (10.79%).
RETAIL was LOWER with major losses. The brands were the biggest losers on the day. M-1.12, JWN -1.88, KSS -2.84, DDS -2.37, JCP - .015, WMT -1.17, TGT -1.92, TJX -1.35, RL -10.78 (10.19%), UAA -1.46 (11.56%), LULU -22.44 (10.27%), TPR -3.35 (15.44%), CPRI -3.13 (13.65%) and XRT $37.01 -2.12 (5.42%).
FAANG and Big Cap: were LOWER with GOOGL -80.14, AMZN -96.19, AAPL -21.42, FB -11.40, NFLX -22.48, NVDA -21.04, IBM -10.38, TSLA -92.48 (13.01%), BABA -7.24, BIDU -8.52, BA -36.22 (13.81%) on continuing problems with the 737MAX and the general market, CAT -16.42 (13.52%), DIS -10.55, and XLK $82.84 -6.07 (6.83%).
FINANCIALS were LOWER with most down over 10% with the market and softness in rates with GS -19.14, JPM -13.53, BAC -3.59, MS -4.35, C -9.34, PNC -15.48, AIG -5.13, TRV -8.54, AXP -9.94, and XLF $22.80 -2.75 (10.76%).
OIL, $31.13 -10.15 (24.58%) The stocks were LOWER with the dramatic fall on the “price war” between the Saudi’s and Putin. It’s difficult to even relate to the prices I’m seeing. In August when OXY bought APC for $57billion OXY was just over $50. Tonight it closed $12.51 –14.35 (53.43%) and the COMBINED market-cap is only $11.4Billion. The rest of the list was equally bad with CVX -13.42, XOM -4.94, MRO 4.06 -2.77 (40.56%), MPC -5.43, APA 10.22 -10.48 (50.6%), BP -5.66 and XLE $34.98 -7.52 (17.69%).
METALS, GOLD: $1,675.70 +3.30. After the rebound, and the overnight move to $1,704.30 we sold off as liquidation hit even the yellow metal. We managed to close up on the day, but it was a disappointment just the same. Our $1.40 position in the GLD calls finished $1.65 +.11.
BITCOIN: closed $7,850 -1,315. We broke to the downside overnight and fell to a low of $7,640, which closed a gap left on the breakout back in January. While I want to add the 350 sold just over a week ago, I want to wait and see some stabilization. We did have 2 subscribers add to new positions under the close today. But we still own 400 GBTC with an average of $8.06. GBTC closed $8.86 – 1.72 today.
Tomorrow is another day.
CAM
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For Trading February 14th

For Trading February 14th
China Gets Caught Lying, Again!
CTL Slides on In-Line Numbers CPI Misses
Today’s market was lower from the start hitting the low -207 by 10:15 and struggling to try to get back to even but having a last hour sell-off to finish -128.11 (.43%), NASDAQ -14.00 (.14%), S&P 500 -5.51 (.19%), the Russell +4.35 (.26%) and the DJ Transports -9.31 (.08%). The new numbers from China, which had supposedly declined were show to have changed due, not to a real improvement, but rather from a new method of classification method. Seems that even if you tested positive, if you weren’t actually showing symptoms, you were classified as okay. Never mind the fact that they really don’t have a clear understanding of the process, or a solid fix on the incubation period. So, when the rest of the world outside of China looked at the data, it turned out it was actually the WORST DAY to date. The market didn’t take kindly to the news although it did make a valiant effort to erase the losses. As shown above, the NASDAQ and S&P 500 were basically unchanged and the Russell higher. The chips higher and NVDA reported after the close and helps the group further. Unfortunately, CSCO continued lower after last night’s numbers, but in a surprise move, Tesla, down as low as $735 on the news of a 22,000 car recall announced a $2 Billion offering and headed straight back up to $818 before finishing the day $804 +36.71 (4.78%). Is this a great market or what?
Market internals were roughly 1:1 on both sides but the DJIA was 2:1 lower.
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 early news was a mixture of disappointment in the REAL China numbers and some disappointment in the FTC announcement that the FTC was investigating the FAANG stocks for their methods of “buying out” their competition. On the upside, Applied Materials (AMAT) beat on top and bottom lines, increased margins and gave solid guidance. The stock bottomed in December at $28.79 and had already moved higher to close $65.37 and traded to $69.44 before closing $67.37 + 2.00 (3.06%). It wasn’t all good news, as KHC beat on earnings but missed earnings and gave poor guidance and after already being in steady decline since trading $97.77 in 2/17, opened 29.12 before falling to $27.36 and finishing $27.77 -2.27 (7.56%).
After the close, NVDA beat and rallied from $270 to $292.65 before closing $285.00 +12.46 (4.57%). ROKU beat on earnings (a loss) and beat on revenues and after closing $139.05, it traded from $131 to $157 and finished $147.87 + 8.82 (6.24%). Car Guru (CARG) was a disappointment even though they beat on both revenues and earnings but gave very poor guidance for the next quarter and the FY2020. The stock closed $34.10 but fell as low as $27.30 before finishing $28.33 – 5.77 (16.9%).
BIOPHARMA: was LOWER with BIIB +2.49, ABBV -2.39, REGN -7.49, ISRG +9.16, MYL -.36, TEVA -.95, VRTX -2.12, BHC -1.05, INCY +2.22, ICPT -1.94 and IBB $122.05 -.89 (.72%).
CANNABIS: stocks were HIGHER with TLRY -.20, CGC +.10, CRON +.14, GWPH -1.47, ACB +.04, PYX +.03, NBEV +.35, CURLF +.03, KERN -1.23 (14.84%), and MJ $15.84 +.10 (.64%).
DEFENSE: was LOWER with LMT -1.90, RTN -2.76, GD -1.09, TXT -1.18, UTX -1.30, NOC +.27, BWXT +.69, TDY +6.46, and ITA $238.00 -1.80 (.75%).
RETAIL was LOWER with only the discount stores bucking the trend and M -.27, JWN -.32, KSS -.68, DDS -5.78(8.36%), JCP -.015, WMT +1.62, TGT +.35, TJX + .07, RL -.71, UAA-.26, LULU +.06, TPR -.64, CPRI -1.15, and XRT $44.93 -.17 (.38%).
FAANG and Big Cap: were MIXED with GOOGL -4.81, AMZN -10.00, AAPL -2.59, FB +2.54, NFLX +1.69, NVDA (see above), TSLA +32.38, BABA -3.98, BIDU -2.54, IBM -.98, BA -2.59, CAT +.02, DIS -.87 and XLK $101.54 - .27 (.27%).
FINANCIALS were LOWER with GS -1.41, JPM -.10, BAC +.08, MS -.19, C -.51, PNC +.11, AIG -3.18 (5.86%), TRV +1.17, AXP +1.66, and XLF 31.13 -.01 (.03%).
OIL, $51.42 + .25. Today’s action was a strong rally to move up toward $52.00. A close over $52.14 would set up a test of $55.00. The stocks were MIXED with the XLE $54.87 - .17 (.31%).
METALS, GOLD: $1,578.80 +7.20 after trying $1,565 and rallying to close up on the day, we are again set up to try $1,580 again. We bought the GLD 2/28 150 calls @ $ .84 and they closed out on the 50% Down Rule.
BITCOIN: closed $10,305 -220. We broke to the upside to hit $10,620 today and closing nearer the highs. A solid performance. We own 750 GBTC with an average of $8.89. GBTC closed $12.52 - .96 today.
Tomorrow is another day.
CAM
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Komodo's 2.0 Infographic Contest: 5,000 KMD Grand Prize!

Komodo's 2.0 Infographic Contest: 5,000 KMD Grand Prize!

https://preview.redd.it/0yq7rwnkjdq11.png?width=1500&format=png&auto=webp&s=950dd49d7e1f7f1e421f7074bd030aec064e6ac7
A total prize pool of 7,000 KMD in our infographic contest
Calling all creatives to take part in our infographic contest and compete for a prize of 7,000 KMD. The winning infographic will explain the architecture of Komodo Platform’s technology. Winners will be those who are able to communicate our architecture and tech visually. This contest will run primarily on Reddit, with the exception of resources being posted to Medium and a master twitter thread for submissions on Twitter. You'll find links at the bottom of this post.

Prizes for winning infographics.

Are you a creative designer? Here's what you can win…
  1. A grand prize of 5,000 KMD
  2. Two runner-up prizes of 500 KMD each
  3. Two third-place prizes of 250 KMD each

Prizes for sharing and giving feedback!

Not a designer? That's OK. You can still participate and win! We'll award five lucky winners 100 KMD each for sharing and promoting the contest. Winners will be picked in a raffle. If you'd like to take part click here https://gleam.io/MwMtO/komodos-20-infographic-contest-5000-kmd-grand-prize and share this post with your friends.

Your Goals

  • Create a high-quality infographic that illustrates the genesis of our platform, the working tech that has been created and how Komodo has been built differently, and deliberately, from the very beginning to ensure security, scalability and interoperability. This is why we refer to the architecture, because Komodo was designed to overcome common problems like congestion, governance and attacks that other platforms did not foresee or prevent, from the beginning. This is Komodo DNA.
  • Share your submission far and wide and encourage your friends and followers to vote for you.
  • Encourage feedback, ask questions and make your infographic the best that it can be.

Our Criteria to Judge

Please note that upvotes and shares are not the only criteria we'll use to judge winners. While useful, we will value creativity, good questions and discussion on Reddit highly. When sharing your posts you will score more highly if people comment, provide feedback and are engaged.
  • How well the infographic conveys our working tech, it's core concepts and plans to build on top of it.
  • How well the infographic illustrates our story, purpose and conveys our tech so that it's easy to understand.
  • Constructive discussion, questions and feedback on Reddit that lead to improvement.
  • Sentiment and comments generated across all our social media. This will not include vanity metrics like likes or shares.
  • Upvotes on Reddit for the author's submission post ONLY. All votes will be counted (i.e. doesn't matter which week they were made).
  • Retweets of the submission in our master thread ONLY. Include your handle and a cover image in your submission. This means if you promote yourself on Twitter you ought to promote the tweet with your work in it.

How do you win?

You may submit up to two infographics. By submitting an infographic, you understand Komodo may post and use your submissions on our digital channels during and after the contest. Each infographic must have it's own post.
  • Create a post on Komodo's subreddit using the 'infographic contest' flair.
  • Add the infographic image into the Reddit post.
  • Include your Twitter handle.
  • Include a social media friendly cover image for us to use when we tweet your submission out.
  • Post a link to your submission post here in the comments for all to see.

Contest Timeline Guide (these dates indicative and are subject to change).

  • 7th September. Announcement. If you're reading this on Reddit before the big announcement then well done! You have two extra days before this is announced on Friday.
  • 10th - 21st September. Research and Questions. We will promote the contest, invite questions and requests for resources, in the comments of this master Reddit post (because this means all information and good questions will be visible to all participants).
  • 22nd September. Draft Submissions. Creatives to submit their draft infographics on Reddit. All submissions need to have their own post and then be linked to in the comments of this master post. This is important to remember!
  • 24th - 30th September. Feedback. A period of one week will be devoted to promoting the submissions and asking the community and team to give you feedback.
  • 1st October. Final Submissions.
  • 2nd - 8th October. Voting. A week of promoting your work and at the end we'll count votes, consider feedback and pick our winners.
  • 15th October. Winners Declared. The final decision by judges. Votes and community feedback counts towards judging but do not have final say.

Resources

If you need help please post in this thread, or email [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected]) with ‘Infographic Contest’ in the subject line.
  1. A list of resources for the Komodo infographic contest including tools to create infographics.
  2. Komodo Platform: Redefining The Architecture Of Blockchain Platforms
  3. A bullet point study aid to help you understand the history of Komodo’s architecture.
  4. Logo Pack https://komodoplatform.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Komodo-Logo-Pack.zip
  5. Mylo's notes on Software & Platform Architecture for Designers in the Infographic Contest
  6. Mylo's Conceptual Model of Architecture
  7. Video: A brief history of our working tech and an animated timeline of the Komodo Platform.
  8. Video: Komodo Atomic Swaps Explained.
Also please let us know if you are, or you know, a good GUI developer because we'd love to hear from them. Ask them to DM ca333#0118 or SHossain#8093 on Discord.

Entries and submissions for the infographic contest. You can click here to see them all in a scrollable thread on Twitter.

25/09/18 - First Round of Feedback

Infographics should use graphical design elements to visually represent the Komodo Architecture Story found here: https://komodoplatform.com/komodo-platform-a-brief-overview/ included in our ‘required reading’. There’s also a bullet point aid: https://medium.com/@benohanlon/bullet-point-aid-to-help-you-the-history-of-komodos-architecture-dced35b29965 you may find useful.
  • We want to stress that the infographic ought to focus on the Architecture story. In the first round we've found many have focused on the five pillars which is a part of it but not the focus.
  • Copy should be short and concise and not dominate the infographic. The idea is to simplify the story and not to copy and paste directly from the story.
  • Colour Palette - avoid heavy usage of the old KMD green and yellow-orange. Would prefer usage of the interim KMD colour palette.
  • Recommended fonts: Montseratt, Roboto, Open Sans, Helvetica, or Arial.
  • Graphical - Imagery should complement the associated copy. Diagrams are encouraged in place of simple icons to explain more complex technology concepts.
  • Interim KMD colour palette
Interim KMD Colour Palette
If you’ve not been included in the first round it’s because the submission hadn’t been made when the team reviewed. Don’t worry though because we’re organising hangouts and further feedback to help.
  • #001 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by thesudio. There’s a lot of good points made, however, these would work better if there is a clear narrative and flow to the information being presented. Otherwise, it can be overwhelming and confusing to the reader. The #1 objective is to visually depict the architecture story and how KMD is redefining blockchain platform architecture.
  • #002 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by thesudio. We like that there is a clear structure and clear messaging aligned to each of the 5 pillars. However, the infographic should be focused on telling the architecture story vs the pillars.
  • #003 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by VolsenVols. Love how you’ve incorporated our existing graphic design elements into the infographic. This is heading in the right direction and the level of copy and content are well balanced. It would be nice to align this closer to the architecture story and to expand on the different layers of our technology using the same style.
  • #004 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by dexter_laabo. Needs to tell the architecture story. This looks more like it took information from our current website. “Anonymous” is not a key aspect of our technology that we’re focusing on.
  • #005 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by savandra. The visuals are strong but the narrative could be stronger. It would be nice to align this closer to the architecture story and to expand on the different layers of our technology using the same style.
  • #006 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by VolsenVols. Team prefers the other submission style in entry #003.
  • #007 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by cryptol1. Doesn’t depict the architecture narrative. Inaccurately describes cross-chain tech as “proprietary”. Simplification has the wrong messaging associated, should be white-label focused. This is considered more of a graphics versus an infographic. Needs to be more comprehensive.
  • #008 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by pacosenda. We like the unique design style and approach taken. Doesn’t follow the architecture narrative. Should be expanded out as it is a bit short on content with no clear flow or narrative.
  • #009 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by jeanetteLine. Great level of detail and thought on the layout and content. Doesn’t, however, cover the architecture story. Would be preferred if the design direction reflects interim colour and style vs. legacy KMD. The roadmap should be avoided. Looks like they borrowed more from the website than the guidelines.
  • #010 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by Meyse. Very creative way to explain and layout the content. This could be expanded out more to encompass the entire architecture story. Cross-chain verifications/smart contracts, blockchain bridging need to be incorporated in.
  • #011 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by Brenny431. Follows the 5 pillars versus the architecture story. Would prefer stronger visuals and design elements.
  • #012 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by ProofDraw. Design elements are good but need to follow architecture story versus 5 pillars.
  • #013 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by sayonara_girl. Needs to follow the architecture story.
  • #014 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by Limiter02. Good thought has gone into the copy, however, there’s way too much of it. Would prefer stronger visuals and utilizing a more visual storytelling approach. Doesn’t follow the architecture story. Remove the lizard.
  • #015 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by piptothemoon. Great thought into visually representing key points. Needs to be expanded out to incorporate the architecture story, but this is heading in the right direction from a visual storytelling POV.
  • #016 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by thecryptofoundation. Love the timeline approach, and mostly followed the guidelines and architecture story. Also, like the incorporation of accomplishments at the end. Would like to get the stock imagery used to reflect our interim colour palette. Not all visuals match what is being represented in the copy.
  • #017 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by jsteneros. As discussed in the Zoom call, this graphic is really solid but a little heavy on the copy. Would be good to see more visualizations of the info. This graphic hits on some of the important messages (e.g. Komodo is built differently from other blockchain platforms and solves many of the issues that first-gen platforms are struggling with) but it would be great if there was more information about Komodo’s architecture and how Komodo is different from other platforms.
  • #018 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by gravigocrypto. This one was also discussed in the Zoom call. Outstanding visuals and overall design. The info follows the architecture story well but could be stronger if the 3 layers of Komodo’s architecture were tied together into one, coherent visual. It’s a challenging task but that’s part of the contest : )
  • #019 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by PacoSenda. This is a really creative infographic, which is great! However, we’d really like to see the visuals a bit more in line with fonts and color palette described above in the “First Round of Feedback” section. Also, as with the feedback for many of the infographic submissions, sticking to the Komodo architecture story would be best.
  • #020 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by emmanmalaman. The visuals are pretty cool but this one misses most of our core messaging. It would be much stronger if it followed the architecture story and touched on the info provided in this post. There’s definitely potential here but it needs some work.
  • #021 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by immimidada. The colors and visuals here are spot-on. It’s also really great that it sets up the problem and then presents the Komodo solution. However, the problem and solution aren’t defined exactly the way we’d like. Check out the architecture narrative to learn more, and try to follow that story a bit more closely.
  • #022 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by mohitgfx3. This one is a bit heavy on the KMD logos. We’re really hoping to see a visualization of Komodo’s infrastructure architecture. As with the feedback for many of the infographics, it would be best to re-read Komodo’s architecture story and try to stick to that as much as possible. Using images from the current website is also not a great approach, as we’re preparing to launch a new site in the coming months.
  • #023 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by u/sayonara_girl. Some of the visuals are cool! It’s missing the narrative we’re looking for. In general, less copy and more visual storytelling would improve this graphic a lot. We’d like to see a smooth, linear flow of information. Take another look at the architecture story and try to follow that narrative.
  • #024 Infographic Link // Reddit Post Link by brunopugens. This one follows the narrative well! But it’s a little heavy on the copy. It would be much stronger if the architecture was displayed visually, rather than explained with text. Also, the design is cool but it’s difficult to read b/c the perspective of the text is skewed. It’s a really cool idea but might be better to put the text flat for the sake of readability and clarity.

We hosted a round of live feedback sessions via Zoom. The recording is here:

https://soundcloud.com/blockchainists/zoom-call-first-round-of-feedback-for-komodos-infographic-contest#t=3:50

Timeline

The first block in the KMD blockchain was mined just under two years ago, on September 13, 2016 to 9:04 PM. Since then, Komodo has demonstrated a commitment to innovation and established a history of execution.
  • February 21, 2016 — The vision for Komodo Platform is born with jl777’s Declaration of Independence.
  • September 13, 2016 — The first block in the KMD chain is mined.
  • October 15, 2016 — Komodo’s initial coin offering (ICO) is launched.
  • November 20, 2016 — Komodo’s ICO comes to a close with a total of 2,639 BTC raised.
  • January 2017 — The Komodo Mainnet is launched, complete with independent assetchains and delayed Proof of Work security.
  • January 31, 2017 — The KMD coins purchased in the ICO are issued.
  • March 2017 — Komodo’s development team develops one of the first atomic swap protocols.
  • July 2017 — Thousands of atomic swaps are made in a public, observable setting.
  • August 2017 — Private, zero-knowledge trades made possible with Jumblr, Komodo’s native shuffler.
  • October 2017 — Komodo develops a way to make atomic swaps in SPV Mode (“Lite Mode”), thus eliminating the need for traders to download entire blockchains to do atomic swaps.
  • November 2017 — First GUI for Komodo’s atomic-swap-powered decentralized exchange (DEX) is released, making atomic swap trading more accessible than ever before.
  • January 2018 — The mobile version of Agama wallet is released.
  • February 2018 — A public stress test allows 13,900 atomic swaps in a 48 hour period.
  • March 2018Komodo bridges the gap between Bitcoin-protocol-based coins and Ethereum-based ERC-20 tokens, providing support for 95% of coins and tokens in existence.
  • March 2018 — Komodo holds its second annual Notary Node Elections.
  • May 2018 — The world’s first decentralized ICO is held on Komodo Platform.
  • June 2018 — The alpha release of HyperDEX, a new GUI for Komodo’s decentralized exchange, is launched.
  • July 2018 — Komodo enters a partnership with Netcoins, making KMD coins available for purchase with fiat currencies at over 21,000 locations across three continents.
  • July 2018 — Komodo announces the 5 Pillars of Blockchain technology and begins introducing some Komodo 2.0 technology features, like Federated Multi-Chain Syncing and Cross-Chain Smart Contracts.
  • August 2018 — Komodo takes two big steps towards mass adoption, announces a collaboration with Ideas By Nature, an industry-leading blockchain agency, and releases a full briefing on the development on UTXO-based smart contracts.

Achievements

  • Cryptomiso.com is a website that ranks 866 different blockchain projects according to the Github commit history of that project’s most popular repo. Komodo is ranked #1 overall for Github commits over the last 12 months.
  • China's Ministry Research Initiative regularly ranks Komodo in the top 10.
  • Binance CEO highlights Komodo (see this Five Bullet Friday edition for more info).

If you would like to update your post, please edit and add to the post so people can see the different iterations. Entries and submissions for the infographic contest. You can click here to see them all in a scrollable thread on Twitter.

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r/bitcoin recap - August 2017

Hi Bitcoiners!
I’m back with the eight monthly Bitcoin news recap. What an eventful month!
For those unfamiliar, each day I pick out the most popularelevant/interesting stories in bitcoin and save them. At the end of the month I release them in one batch, to give you a quick (but not necessarily the best) overview of what happened in bitcoin over the past month.
You can see recaps of the previous months on Bitcoinsnippets.com
A recap of Bitcoin in August 2017
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On the CME futures market

So lot's of stuff going on regarding the CME market, and it seems a lot of disnfomation, figured I'd get my thoughts out there on the CME.
In my opinion, the CME market is pretty near unambiguously bullish. As in, there's a ton of positives and very little negatives. I've heard the arguments against, and it generally boils down to: shorters and manipulators.
Manipulation of the type many seem to talk about happens far less often then they think. Yes, a small market like a thinly traded alt coin or a penny stock on the pink sheets may be able to be purely manipulate by a single entity (or small group of collaborators). While Bitcoin is much smaller market then more mature markets like gold, oil, or stocks, it's still far too big for this kind of manipulation. It's not like there's a Secret Whales Club where all the whales get together and plot their nefarious shorting strategies. Could a whale enter a massive short and hope to profit? Sure, they could. But another whale (or just the collective action of the market) could just as easily have other ideas and despite the whales best efforts, price still rises, thus wiping out the unfortunate whale. And when this whale covers their huge short in a haste, we would expect to see huge rallies as the whale buys in a panic to cover their short. Whales get their asses handed to them by the markets just as often as everyone else. They just tend to lose more. There is no magicical ability for whales to remove their risk in the markets. Doesn't matter if you put $1 or $1 billion into a market, once you do it, you're subject to the same market forces as everyone else, and if you make a bad bet, you're going to get your teeth kicked in, just like everyone else. Markets are a great equalizer. It's just as happy to crush a plumber as it is a billionaire.
So sure, in theory, the possibility for this kind of manipulation exists. But it's just as likely it will fail (shorting a security in the midst of an extremely powerful multi year bull market isn't really a sound strategy)and if it fails, the whales panic covering will propel Bitcoin to even higher highs.
And of course, the same argument would apply to the other side. WE're all so worried about bogeymen manipulating the price down, but why couldn't they manipulate it up? That seems just as likely.
In any case, since we have no idea if this sort of thing is happening, since we would have no idea how to determine if it was, since it's questionable if it would even be successful, and since it's just as likely to be down to the upside as it is to the downside, the only rational thing to do is just discount this whole line of thinking as both unlikely and irrelevant. In theory, any market could be manipulated. If that's a major concern for you, you probably wouldn't be invested in anything. Just keep your money in the bank and enjoy that sweet sweet 0.015% interest rate. This sort of trade exists mostly in the minds of frustrated retail traders and not in the real world. Not because these people wouldn't do it if they thought they could get away with it, of course they would. It's that it's dumb, unlikely to work, and massively risky. THAT'S why it's not done in any significant way.
And if you're sitting there thinking about "but how does he explain how the gold market is manipulated" let me stop you right there. My type of analysis isn't for you. I don't subscribe to unproven conspiracy theories (i.e. gold market manipulation by globalist cabals, fraudulent Tethers etc) and I don't entertain ppl who do. If you have facts or hard data on the manipulation of the gold market or fraudulent Tether creation, by all means, post it below and we can analyze it. But if you want to be a successful trader you need to deal with facts, data, and objective reality. One of the primary reasons why the "little guy" tends to get crushed in the markets more often then not is that this type of trader is disproportionately likely to based their trading on conspiracy theories and other misinformation. This will get you killed. A good rule of thumb, if you heard about something on Zero Hedge or Info Wars, or any other similar source, it's almost certainly bullshit.
In addition, the bigger a market is, the harder it is for any single entity or cabal to manipulate it with predatory practices. Thus, any even that increases the size of the market will, by default, REDUCE the likelihood of it being manipulated.
As far as the concern about shorters, this is a little more valid in the sense that it actually does happen. That said, I think lots of people fundamentally misunderstand how important shorters are to a healthy, functioning market. They are an essential part of the price discovery mechanism, and making it easier to short something is a good thing and not a bad thing.
For one, shorters reduce volatility, and very often can prevent catastrophe, but the very act of cooling down an overheated market. Anybody who read The Big Short knows how difficult it was to short the subprime housing market in the mid 2000's. I don't think it's coincidence that subprime became such a massive bubble. I don't believe for a second that the 3 guys featured in TBS were the only 3 who saw this coming and wanted to short housing. I'm sure there were tons of ppl who saw it. The book documents how difficult it was to short. Would the subprime bubble have happened if there was a much easier way to short it (say, a bearish ETF or something)? Probably. But it's also very likely it wouldn't have been so painful because if shorters were allowed to do their thing, the bubble probably wouldn't have gotten so big in the first place. Shorters act as a relief valve on overheated markets, and this tends to reduce volatility and bring stability to markets.
In addition to this crucial service, shorters also provide another essential service by providing liquidity during corrections, bear markets and other sharp downturns. When the panic selling hits and all of a sudden the bulls are nowhere to be found, oftentimes the only people buying are shorts taking profits and covering their positions. This tends to make corrections less severe then they otherwise be, and end quicker then they otherwise would. So shorts aren't something to be feared. They keep markets from going up too far too fast (which tends to reduce the big corrections that Bitcoin is known for) and when markets DO correct, they tend to make for a softer landing.
Just look at the short interest over the recent big corrections, on November 13, and the most recent one, around November 29.
https://ibb.co/bC4PNw
The recent fall was around 25% and the November 13 correction was almost 40%. The most recent one saw shorters buy 10,000 coins during the correction to close their positions, and the November 13 one saw almost 15,000 during that correction. Those are massive numbers. How much more would the correction have been if those shorters weren't buying then? 50%? 60%? Obviously it's impossible to quantify. It would have been much worse without them though.
So, although it may be counter intuitive, allowing shorters easier access to the market is actually a positive for Bitcoin. I wouldn't call it "bullish" exactly, but I would definitely call it "healthy". Which can indirectly be bullish. A more stable, less volatile market with more steady gains and less huge corrections will likely, over time, attract more users who otherwise wouldn't be interested in it.
So we've looked at the two main worries, shorting, and manipulation. On the manipulation side, the CME market will make the overall BTC market bigger, which actually REDUCES the risk of manipulation. That risk still exists on some level, I guess, but it will be less after the 18th then it is before it, so this is not a valid concern. And as far as shorting, shorters are a crucial part of healthy price discovery, and we should be happy that more ppl will be able to short with this market. Not to mention that shorting is still niche trading behavior. MOST investors (and even many traders) will never short as a rule, preferring to be long only. Investors tend to have a bull bias as well. And traders are inherently trend followers as a group. Considering Bitcoin is still in a powerful multi year bull market, it is almost a certainty that the futures market will bring in much more buyers then sellers. CME traders aren't idiots. They're not going to look at the long term Bitcoin chart and be like "yeah, gonna short this insane bull market". They're far more likely to be like "wow, now THIS is a bull market. Time to buy!"
So of all the concerns I'm hearing, none really worry me. On the bull side, you've got vastly increasing the universe of potential buyers which I fully expect will keep the long term bull rally in good shape. You've got the decreased volatility that will come with increased volume. You've got the increased brand awareness and prestige that comes with being listed on a major global financial exchange, crucial for building the credibility of Bitcoin into a mature, world class asset. Too many ppl today think Bitcoin is still a Wild West where anything goes. Things like this will go a long way to reducing that perception. And finally, the CME market is the precursor to a Bitcoin ETF, which will cause this thing to fucking explode. If the CME market will increase the universe of potential buyers significantly, an ETF will increase it exponentially.
All in all, I don't believe the CME market is anything else but unambiguously bullish. I cannot think of a single valid concern that is actually a problem.
I'm sure I'm missing a few other concerns, but if they get posted in the questions below I'll add them up here and try to address them. If I agree that they're valid concerns, I'll say so.
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"The Big Picture" - Dollar Vigilante November Newsletter

It has been an interesting week for me.
First, I was invited to speak at World Crypto CON in Las Vegas and then shortly before the event they told me I couldn’t speak. At the same time they told most of my other anarchist friends they also couldn’t speak and/or they were banned from the event, including Ben Swann, Luke Rudkowski and Josh Sigurdson of World Alternative Media.
I was already in Texas for the Texas Bitcoin Conference and I mostly just wanted to play in their crypto poker tournament anyway so I went to Vegas.
All manner of strange people seemed to be coming up to me, including one woman speaking in tongues. And, a weird energy surrounded the event... so much so that my body was shaking the entire time.
Then they also didn’t allow me to play in the poker event! I paid one guy some BTC to buy his chips and they threatened to call the police on me! I know what happens next when that happens so I left the premises.
Later that night, Josh Sigurdson was poisoned and barely survived. Other anarchists I knew who were there were being accosted, having their phones stolen and other aggressions.
I should mention this all occurred on Halloween. Day of the dead. Whatever happened, karma struck instantly and no one showed up! I then got a message from my wife that she wanted me to come home immediately and I was happy to do so.
She told me that God told her that we had to tell everyone to repent immediately before it was too late and she went into two days of screaming, crying and became delirious after three days without eating or sleeping.
Eventually we had to get her to the hospital to get her calmed down. I’ve spent the last two days with her there and we just returned home as they gave her a number of things to relax her.
Is something strange going on? It sure feels like it. In any case, as I stated in the last newsletter, no matter what happens I am just going to continue on with my work (although spending more time with my family is also a priority) helping people to wake up... that’s all I can do.
Current Events
As I write it is the midterm selections in the USSA. Yet another, “most important election in our lifetime.” All fear propaganda to try to make believe that voting will fix this evil system of slavery. It won’t. But, when they say this is the "election of our lifetimes" they are right on one thing. Politics, central banks and government are very close to destroying the entire world.
Elect to walk away from it all now before it is too late. I know I don’t have to tell TDVers that but it is worth reiterating.
And, the results are in. Anarchy won like it has every single selection.
And the wars continue killing or destroying the lives of millions of innocents, Americans continue to get extorted for trillions of dollars per year, millions of innocents remain in cages in rape camps and the Federal Reserve continues to impoverish and steal from everyone.
Meanwhile, in things that actually matter, the battle over bitcoin has hastened dramatically. But, you wouldn’t know it from the price action.
The complete lack of volatility has only gotten worse (or better if you are in the “volatility is bad for bitcoin” camp).
Here is a chart of bitcoin on October 27th.
For a 24 hour period it traded within a $15 band! It’s like the whole world is just waiting to see what happens next.
And, what will happen next? I am still expecting a panic sell-off along with all worldwide markets followed by a price explosion.
We did make it through October without that happening, but I have pointed out November is also a prime month for it to occur. If nothing major occurs in November then I may have to reassess.
The US stock markets continue to hang in there but really only propped up by a minority of stocks as this tweet from early October points out.
Bank stocks, which are probably one of the most important to watch are off 17% from January of this year.
Meanwhile, crypto exchange Binance made more profit than Deutsche Bank in the second quarter of this year!
As I said last issue, things really couldn’t be going better for the cryptospace, right as it appears that bank stocks and the market as a whole is on the verge of collapse.
On October 26th, the CEO of Visa, Al Kelly, said that he “certainly” does not view cryptocurrencies as a threat to his business right now, but added that “if we have to go there, we’ll go there.”
You’ll have to go there Kelly... better start working on your resume. Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is about to release its first blockchain-powered handset in cryptocurrencies, making it the first big name in the industry to accept only digital currencies as payment.
Exodus 1, the first version of HTC’s blockchain phone, is priced at 0.15 BTC or 4.78 ETH, which in current trading equates to about US$960.
HTC first announced the Exodus phone in May, which features a built-in digital wallet that will enable users to store and trade cryptocurrencies.
But, the game changing news is that ICE, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, has announced they will launch their new digital asset platform, Baakt, on December 12th. This will enable traditional institutional investors to easily invest into the bitcoin market.
The total bitcoin market right now is about a $110 billion market cap.
Total value of financial asset worldwide is estimated to be over $300 trillion. Which means bitcoin is only 0.03% of total financial assets held in the world.
If, say, only 1% of that $300 trillion were to go into bitcoin, that would mean $3 trillion would be trying to enter a market worth $100 billion.
In other words, if you don’t own bitcoin and other cryptos by December 12th... don’t do that. And, don’t forget precious metals either.
FinIst analyst Denis Lisitsyn recently said on RT, “The aggressive US policy in recent years has forced some countries to look for an alternative to the dollar and replenish their gold reserves. Worries about the future growth of global economy are an additional incentive for purchases. Many question Donald Trump’s protectionism.”
Sounds like he has been listening to TDV’s Ed Bugos!
In the same article, Vladimir Rojankovsky, LIFA, expert at the International Financial Center said that Hungary, Poland, Russia, China, India, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are all hoarding gold.
This, after Russian ownership of US Treasury bonds dropped from $96.1 billion in March to an 11-year low of $14.9 billion in May.
The writing is on the wall. And almost the entire public has no idea what is happening.
Luckily you do, so stick with us here as we give you are best guidance on how to survive and prosper during and after the dollar collapse.
And get right with your family and God. I’ve had a few moments in the last week where I thought it might be all over and each time I felt despondent knowing I still haven’t done enough. Don’t wait too long.
Coming Events
Due to my wife being in the hospital recently I cancelled going to Steemfest in Poland. I was also going to go to Iran and Iraq on that trip. But, I’ve decided family has to come before work in this respect.
Which means, really, my next major events are close to home with the TDV Summit on February 12-13th and Anarchapulco/Cryptopulco from February 14-17th.
I couldn’t help notice that World Crypto Con, which seemed to be out to kill all of us anarchists, was on October 31st and Anarchapulco starts on Valentine’s Day. Because it is really all about love.
If you haven’t checked out the TDV Summit page lately, check it out. We’ve added a number of great speakers and I still have a few surprises to announce. It is two full days this year and I am able to focus on it fully for the first time as we have a professional management team running Anarchapulco now. And, included in the price is a gala dinner to be held on the evening of February 12th.
And, Anarchapulco just released its main stage speaker list (there will be 5 stages this year). It’s quite the list! Jeffrey Tucker - Anarchapulco Master of Ceremonies
Ron Paul Former - Congressman, Author of 'End the Fed'
Andrew Napolitano - Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News
David Icke - Ground breaking Author & Public Speaker
Doug Casey - Founder of Casey Research
Cynthia McKinney - Activist, Former US Representative
Jeff Berwick - Founder of Anarchapulco, The Dollar Vigilante, and Anarchast
Dayna Martin - Author, Speaker, Midwife, Unschooling & Peaceful Parenting Advocate
Derrick Broze - Creator, The Conscious Resistance Network
Luke Rudkowski - Journalist, Founder of WeAreChange.org
Max Igan - Host of The Crowhouse
G. Edward Griffin - Author of 'Creature from Jekyll Island'
Mark Passio - Independent Researcher
Sasha Daygame - Author, Men’s Coach, Spiritual Adventurer
Ole Dammegard - Truth Seeker, Code Breaker, and Peace Maker
Thaddeus Russell - Historian, Podcaster, Founder of Renegade University
Anil Gupta - Author of 'Immediate Happiness'
Brien Foerster - Author of 'Lost Ancient Technology'
Eric July - Frontman of BackWordz, Co-founder of Being Libertarian
Matt Phillips - Past President of Free State Project, Ambassador, Activist, Entrepreneur - Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
Physician Entrepreneur & Vaccine Activist
Vit Jedlicka - President of Liberland
Joe Quirk - President of The Seasteading Institute
Becca Tzigany - Activist & Author, Venus and Her Lover
Joel Bowman - International Man
Jonny Dupre - Psycho-Social Coach & Trainer - The International Man
Vin Armani - CryptoSavage
Avens O'Brien - 2nd Generation Liberty Activist
Tim Moen - Leader of the Libertarian Party of Canada
Gina Carr - Blockchain Company Leader, Author, Emerging Technology Expert
Tata Meche, José Merced Velazquez Pañeda Tata - Town Elder, Cheran, Michoacan
There are even more announcements soon, including Larken Rose and many more. And, we haven’t announced the Cryptopulco speaker list yet. It should come out in the next week. You won’t want to miss it.
Anarchapulco will likely sell out by January. And all 1,000 rooms in the Princess Hotel are already close to sold out, so if you want to stay on premises, make sure to book your room now. If you miss it, don’t worry, we’ll likely be filling up a hotel nearby down the beach too!
And, don’t worry about what might happen in the future. Live in the present. Own some precious metals and cryptocurrency. Work on yourself, physically, mentally and spiritually. And spend more time with your loved ones.
Everything else will work itself out.
Now, I’m going to go watch Lord of the Rings with my wife and kids. “Hey kids, did you know that ring of power is an allegory for central banks and government?”
Thank you, as always, for being a subscriber!
Jeff Berwick
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BTC: The Rise and Fall

I think of myself as a hugely positive person, and I am, especially when it comes to investments and even more so when it comes to looking at the future of Crypto's.
But Bitcoin. I just cant be.
The idea behind BTC was a decentralised, anonymous, fast and safe way of making payments worldwide.
Well, as far as i can see it does NONE of these things aside to allowing worldwide payments.Its block chain and the transactions you make whether you like to believe it or not, are as watched, if not more watched than your online or high street bank transfers and just as easily traceable. Anonymous? NO.
Bitcoin has never been quick in its transactions. they used to take up to an hour but that did go down to around 20 minutes in some transactions I made. Still far too long to make say, payments in a shop. Which is the idea behind these currencies. However my most recent experiences with BTC are a lot of the fuel for this post. When trading things like Crypto's, the most frustrating thing is slow moving money, and this would be the same if you were using a Crypto to buy in a shop.
It took the Blockchain 9 DAYS to confirm an $80BTC payment, and a second time and third time it took 5 days, and 6 days to clear payments of around the same amount. Secondly the smaller the transaction the longer it usually takes to clear. How does that make it use-able in any situation other than a bubble to jump on board and make some quick cash?
Is BTC only for the UBER rich and thats why small transactions are punished with the same fee's as large transactions, wiping out a massive % of say a $50 transaction before it even reaches the buyers hands?
It costs as much to send BTC from a vendor to your wallet than it did to send normal currency from the UK to the US 15 years ago!
You can argue that the Blockchain and BTC needs work and we should give it time, but there are coins out there already doing everything BTC should be doing and they're worth a fraction (and I mean around 1/1,000,000th. Yes millionth.) of the price.
COLX is currently $0.015 cents and has anonymity akin to that of XMR Monero and transaction speed like Ive never witnessed. COLX is by far the fastest Ive come across, and With anonymity like XMR's. It wipes the floor with BTC in terms of worldwide usability, which is what these things are meant to be all about!
Everyone seems to be so caught up in the bubble that is BTC that they just keep pumping it up with out seeing the facts:
IT IS TOTALLY WORTHLESS!!
If you were trading US equities and a penny stock company popped showing a great concept and made 5 big promises of what it would be in the near future, and it failed pull off ANY of these things, Would you hold? Would you keep buying?
Of course you wouldn't, you're an investor not a moron.
You would see its either a lie and an intentional bubble, or a failed company/idea/team and you would short the crap out of it..
BTC is dead. By this I mean Technologically. The only thing holding it up is blind faith. It moved so fast every one wanted a piece of the pie and we've all made our money on it i'm sure.
The price may continue higher, It may hit its forecast $60k next year. Im not saying it wont. What I am saying is, If it reaches that $60k projection it wont hit it because its worth that, it will hit it cause the faith tank Isn't empty yet.
Its time to move on and put your money in projects that can achieve what they're planning.
Chucking your money into BTC on blind faith is not one .
RIP
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"The Big Picture" - Dollar Vigilante November Newsletter

It has been an interesting week for me.
First, I was invited to speak at World Crypto CON in Las Vegas and then shortly before the event they told me I couldn’t speak. At the same time they told most of my other anarchist friends they also couldn’t speak and/or they were banned from the event, including Ben Swann, Luke Rudkowski and Josh Sigurdson of World Alternative Media.
I was already in Texas for the Texas Bitcoin Conference and I mostly just wanted to play in their crypto poker tournament anyway so I went to Vegas.
All manner of strange people seemed to be coming up to me, including one woman speaking in tongues. And, a weird energy surrounded the event... so much so that my body was shaking the entire time.
Then they also didn’t allow me to play in the poker event! I paid one guy some BTC to buy his chips and they threatened to call the police on me! I know what happens next when that happens so I left the premises.
Later that night, Josh Sigurdson was poisoned and barely survived. Other anarchists I knew who were there were being accosted, having their phones stolen and other aggressions.
I should mention this all occurred on Halloween. Day of the dead. Whatever happened, karma struck instantly and no one showed up! I then got a message from my wife that she wanted me to come home immediately and I was happy to do so.
She told me that God told her that we had to tell everyone to repent immediately before it was too late and she went into two days of screaming, crying and became delirious after three days without eating or sleeping.
Eventually we had to get her to the hospital to get her calmed down. I’ve spent the last two days with her there and we just returned home as they gave her a number of things to relax her.
Is something strange going on? It sure feels like it. In any case, as I stated in the last newsletter, no matter what happens I am just going to continue on with my work (although spending more time with my family is also a priority) helping people to wake up... that’s all I can do.
Current Events
As I write it is the midterm selections in the USSA. Yet another, “most important election in our lifetime.” All fear propaganda to try to make believe that voting will fix this evil system of slavery. It won’t. But, when they say this is the "election of our lifetimes" they are right on one thing. Politics, central banks and government are very close to destroying the entire world.
Elect to walk away from it all now before it is too late. I know I don’t have to tell TDVers that but it is worth reiterating.
And, the results are in. Anarchy won like it has every single selection.
And the wars continue killing or destroying the lives of millions of innocents, Americans continue to get extorted for trillions of dollars per year, millions of innocents remain in cages in rape camps and the Federal Reserve continues to impoverish and steal from everyone.
Meanwhile, in things that actually matter, the battle over bitcoin has hastened dramatically. But, you wouldn’t know it from the price action.
The complete lack of volatility has only gotten worse (or better if you are in the “volatility is bad for bitcoin” camp).
Here is a chart of bitcoin on October 27th.
For a 24 hour period it traded within a $15 band! It’s like the whole world is just waiting to see what happens next.
And, what will happen next? I am still expecting a panic sell-off along with all worldwide markets followed by a price explosion.
We did make it through October without that happening, but I have pointed out November is also a prime month for it to occur. If nothing major occurs in November then I may have to reassess.
The US stock markets continue to hang in there but really only propped up by a minority of stocks as this tweet from early October points out.
Bank stocks, which are probably one of the most important to watch are off 17% from January of this year.
Meanwhile, crypto exchange Binance made more profit than Deutsche Bank in the second quarter of this year!
As I said last issue, things really couldn’t be going better for the cryptospace, right as it appears that bank stocks and the market as a whole is on the verge of collapse.
On October 26th, the CEO of Visa, Al Kelly, said that he “certainly” does not view cryptocurrencies as a threat to his business right now, but added that “if we have to go there, we’ll go there.”
You’ll have to go there Kelly... better start working on your resume. Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is about to release its first blockchain-powered handset in cryptocurrencies, making it the first big name in the industry to accept only digital currencies as payment.
Exodus 1, the first version of HTC’s blockchain phone, is priced at 0.15 BTC or 4.78 ETH, which in current trading equates to about US$960.
HTC first announced the Exodus phone in May, which features a built-in digital wallet that will enable users to store and trade cryptocurrencies.
But, the game changing news is that ICE, the owner of the New York Stock Exchange, has announced they will launch their new digital asset platform, Baakt, on December 12th. This will enable traditional institutional investors to easily invest into the bitcoin market.
The total bitcoin market right now is about a $110 billion market cap.
Total value of financial asset worldwide is estimated to be over $300 trillion. Which means bitcoin is only 0.03% of total financial assets held in the world.
If, say, only 1% of that $300 trillion were to go into bitcoin, that would mean $3 trillion would be trying to enter a market worth $100 billion.
In other words, if you don’t own bitcoin and other cryptos by December 12th... don’t do that. And, don’t forget precious metals either.
FinIst analyst Denis Lisitsyn recently said on RT, “The aggressive US policy in recent years has forced some countries to look for an alternative to the dollar and replenish their gold reserves. Worries about the future growth of global economy are an additional incentive for purchases. Many question Donald Trump’s protectionism.”
Sounds like he has been listening to TDV’s Ed Bugos!
In the same article, Vladimir Rojankovsky, LIFA, expert at the International Financial Center said that Hungary, Poland, Russia, China, India, Turkey and Saudi Arabia are all hoarding gold.
This, after Russian ownership of US Treasury bonds dropped from $96.1 billion in March to an 11-year low of $14.9 billion in May.
The writing is on the wall. And almost the entire public has no idea what is happening.
Luckily you do, so stick with us here as we give you are best guidance on how to survive and prosper during and after the dollar collapse.
And get right with your family and God. I’ve had a few moments in the last week where I thought it might be all over and each time I felt despondent knowing I still haven’t done enough. Don’t wait too long.
Coming Events
Due to my wife being in the hospital recently I cancelled going to Steemfest in Poland. I was also going to go to Iran and Iraq on that trip. But, I’ve decided family has to come before work in this respect.
Which means, really, my next major events are close to home with the TDV Summit on February 12-13th and Anarchapulco/Cryptopulco from February 14-17th.
I couldn’t help notice that World Crypto Con, which seemed to be out to kill all of us anarchists, was on October 31st and Anarchapulco starts on Valentine’s Day. Because it is really all about love.
If you haven’t checked out the TDV Summit page lately, check it out. We’ve added a number of great speakers and I still have a few surprises to announce. It is two full days this year and I am able to focus on it fully for the first time as we have a professional management team running Anarchapulco now. And, included in the price is a gala dinner to be held on the evening of February 12th.
And, Anarchapulco just released its main stage speaker list (there will be 5 stages this year). It’s quite the list! Jeffrey Tucker - Anarchapulco Master of Ceremonies
Ron Paul Former - Congressman, Author of 'End the Fed'
Andrew Napolitano - Senior Judicial Analyst for Fox News
David Icke - Ground breaking Author & Public Speaker
Doug Casey - Founder of Casey Research
Cynthia McKinney - Activist, Former US Representative
Jeff Berwick - Founder of Anarchapulco, The Dollar Vigilante, and Anarchast
Dayna Martin - Author, Speaker, Midwife, Unschooling & Peaceful Parenting Advocate
Derrick Broze - Creator, The Conscious Resistance Network
Luke Rudkowski - Journalist, Founder of WeAreChange.org
Max Igan - Host of The Crowhouse
G. Edward Griffin - Author of 'Creature from Jekyll Island'
Mark Passio - Independent Researcher
Sasha Daygame - Author, Men’s Coach, Spiritual Adventurer
Ole Dammegard - Truth Seeker, Code Breaker, and Peace Maker
Thaddeus Russell - Historian, Podcaster, Founder of Renegade University
Anil Gupta - Author of 'Immediate Happiness'
Brien Foerster - Author of 'Lost Ancient Technology'
Eric July - Frontman of BackWordz, Co-founder of Being Libertarian
Matt Phillips - Past President of Free State Project, Ambassador, Activist, Entrepreneur - Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
Physician Entrepreneur & Vaccine Activist
Vit Jedlicka - President of Liberland
Joe Quirk - President of The Seasteading Institute
Becca Tzigany - Activist & Author, Venus and Her Lover
Joel Bowman - International Man
Jonny Dupre - Psycho-Social Coach & Trainer - The International Man
Vin Armani - CryptoSavage
Avens O'Brien - 2nd Generation Liberty Activist
Tim Moen - Leader of the Libertarian Party of Canada
Gina Carr - Blockchain Company Leader, Author, Emerging Technology Expert
Tata Meche, José Merced Velazquez Pañeda Tata - Town Elder, Cheran, Michoacan
There are even more announcements soon, including Larken Rose and many more. And, we haven’t announced the Cryptopulco speaker list yet. It should come out in the next week. You won’t want to miss it.
Anarchapulco will likely sell out by January. And all 1,000 rooms in the Princess Hotel are already close to sold out, so if you want to stay on premises, make sure to book your room now. If you miss it, don’t worry, we’ll likely be filling up a hotel nearby down the beach too!
And, don’t worry about what might happen in the future. Live in the present. Own some precious metals and cryptocurrency. Work on yourself, physically, mentally and spiritually. And spend more time with your loved ones.
Everything else will work itself out.
Now, I’m going to go watch Lord of the Rings with my wife and kids. “Hey kids, did you know that ring of power is an allegory for central banks and government?”
Thank you, as always, for being a subscriber!
Jeff Berwick
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Cryptocurrencies continue to slide with Bloomberg Digital Assets 10 Index now down 80% YTD, surpassing the Nasdaq Composite’s drop during dot-com bubble in CY2000

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CrowdIF - Harnessing Crowd for an Intelligent Future

What is CrowdIF CrowdIF is a path-breaking, first-of-its-kind cryptocurrency trading platfrom which is capable of harnessing the power of the Collective Intelligence of the Crowd and includes it in a major way in its crypto-trading strategy. CrowdIF is the only crypto trading platform which is capable of objectively gathering something as abstract as market sentiment and quantify it. We call this quantified market sentiment - The SentimentScore. This is our secret rocket fuel.
As is widely known, market sentiment plays a vital role in defining the direction of crypto market movements. Capitalizing upon SentimentScore gives CrowdIF a superpower and allows it to consistently outperform market with better results than using the conventional techniques.
Click here to join us :- https://www.crowdif.com/home/?ref=goodwinnat
The CrowdIF Process The Collective Intelligence of Crowd is harnessed by following a four step process
  1. High Quality Data Aggregation The system aggreates huge amounts of realtime data from all across the internet using advanced crawling and scraping algorithms. We also seek help from our users in our data aggregation efforts. The users who contribute to this process are rewarded with CIFcoins
  2. Realtime Sentiment Analysis We use some sophisticated cutting-edge techniques like Natural Language Processing with advanced mathematical modeling to perform realtime sentiment analysis on what's HOT and what's NOT. This analysis gives us our proprietary "Sentiment Score" which is our secret rocket fuel.
  3. Accurate Price Predictions The sentiment analysis results are combined with all other market signals to make price movement predictions with unprecedented accuracy.
  4. Insight based Trading Our smart trading algorithms use the insights generated above to trade 24x7 across multiple cryptocurrency markets around the globe.
The CIF ICO Besides the trading engine, CrowdIF is also launching a blockchain based crypto token - The CIFcoin.
The CIFcoin has the following purposes: - To function as a medium of value exchange for all transactions happening on the CrowdIF platform - To act as an index of users' portfolio on CrowdIF platform - To reward the users who help CrowdIF in its data aggregation efforts - To reward the beneficiaries of our various other bounty programs
Click here to join us :- https://www.crowdif.com/home/?ref=goodwinnat
Here are some other details about the CIF ICO:
Total tokens available for ICO = 16.6 million (40% of the total supply)
ICO Round 1 Token Price: 0.80$ - 1.25$ Tokens available for sale: 1,600,000
ICO Round 2 Token Price: 1.26$ - 1.50$ Tokens available for sale: 5,000,000
ICO Round 3 Token Price: 1.51$-2.00$ Tokens available for sale: 10,000,000
Minimum purchase = 70$
Soft Cap = $4,500,000
Hard Cap = $26,015,000
Token distribution For sale during ICO period - 40% Company reserve - 15% Bounty Programs - 6% ESOPs - 4% Planned slow emission over the next 10 years - 35%
Fund Allocation The funds raised during the ICO will be allocated to the following purposes:
Core SentimentScore Algorithm Development: 34% Advertising and Marketing: 28% Data Aggregation Technology Development: 14% Technology Infrastructure (Clusters, Servers etc.): 12% Operational Expenses:9% Other Payroll: 2% Legal:1%
Team
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Roadmap
How to participate in CrowdIF ICO Simply add yourself to the whitelist at our website www.crowdIF.com Once added, you will start receiving all communication detailing the ICO purchase process.
Important Links Website: www.crowdIF.com Whitepaper: www.crowdIF.com/docs/CrowdIF_Whitepaper.pdf Click here to join us :- https://www.crowdif.com/home/?ref=goodwinnat
Team
Anton Berislav - CEO
A pioneer in the world of blockchain technologies, having participated in blockchain activities from the early days, Anton is pleased to bring to your Crowd IF, a sensational, innovative project that has the ability to predict the world of cryptocurrency which has never before been demonstrated till date.
Nicole Harrison - COO Having a vast experience in international sales and marketing management, Nicole has previous credentials of excelling in her previous career having worked with multiple blue chip companies. Nicole has succeeded in facilitating a team to create a thriving work atmosphere within Crowd IF to ensure a 100% success rate.
Anthony Lee Robinson – Marketing Lead A growth strategist and media mogul with 11 years of experience across 3 continents growing and scaling start-ups and brands. Anthony, otherwise known as ‘Ant’ is well versed in investment and mainstream media. Ant’s clients have been featured in Fast Company, INC, Wired, Forbes, Origin Magazine, ABC news, The Huffington Post, The New York Daily News as well as developed brand partnerships with the likes of silicon valley’s tech giants.
Harisz Klithchozs - Blockchain Specialist Harisz is a technologist to the very core and has dedicated a large part of his career to Blockchain tech. He has been involved with the blockchain ecosystem since the inception of the technology and has been a major contributor to the early Bitcoin core code. His passion for technology knows no bounds and that’s what has gifted him with a vast cross-functional expertise ranging from writing Ethereum Solidity Dapps to deploying large scale Blockchain implementations.
Dr. Kieran Scholes – Chief Data Scientist Dr. Kieran got his Ph.D in Applied Statistics at the University of Pennsylvania has been wrangling data even before the term data science was coined. In his role as the data strategist for multiple data analytics companies, Kieran has seen up and close the evolution of data analytics from spreadsheets to Hadoop clusters. In his role as the Chief Data Scientist at CrowdIF, Kieran works on the cutting-edge mathematical models which form the backbone of our SentimentScore system.
Rudy Toshkov – Big Data Engineer Kieran and Rudy make a formidable team. While Kieran leads our data science efforts, when it comes to implementing the fancy mathematical models at scale, there’s no one better to do the job than Rudy and his team. Rudy has been getting his hands dirty with the nuts, bolts and plumbing of Big Data ecosystem since early days of Hadoop. Over here at CrowdIF, Rudy makes sure that our algorithms run at their finest with most efficient computing usage.
Chin Wang – Web and Mobile App Architect Chin builds the bridge between the user and the Data Science magic happening behind the scenes. With over two decades of experience in building robust web and mobile experiences for users, Chin has seen web evolve from Web 1 to Web 2.0 to now transitioning towards Web 3.0 and mobile evolve from the early days of mobile apps in 2007 till today. At CrowdIF, Chin is focused on building a seamless experience for all our users.
Miranda Wang– Social Media and Community Manager Miranda has extensive experience in building and managing thriving communities. She is a people’s person and genuinely enjoys building communities. Helping people and solving their queries comes naturally to her. Before CrowdIF, she has lead huge communities in multiple tech startups. Miranda’s people skills combined with her tech prowess make her an ideal person to lead CrowdIF outreach campaigns.
ADVISORY BOARD
Dr. Alissa Ornet – Advisor, Crowd Science Alissa is a key advisor to the company as Crowd Intelligence is a fascinating subject to her. She got her Ph.D. in Crowd Psychology from the University of Southern California and advises CrowdIF on how to best harness the power of the crowd to build an Intelligent Future.
Mariya Aprilova – Legal Advisor Mariya has worked extensively at the intersection of law, finance and technology in Silicon Valley which makes her the best fit for being a legal advisor to CrowdIF. Her expertise has helped multiple cryptocurrency startups and tech companies navigate the complex legal landscape with ease and finesse.
Rumen Toshkov – Security Advisor Rumen advises CrowdIF on all matters pertaining to information security. He has extensive experience designing and deploying security infrastructures for multiple financial, banking, insurance and blockchain clients. All these years of experience and combined expertise has been distilled into building CrowdIF’s security infrastructure to ensure the highest levels of data and financial security for the company and its clients.
Edward Liem – Financial Analyst and Advisor Edward comes with over four decades of experience in global financial markets. He’s one of the few wall street veterans who has kept pace with the changing technology and made a seamless transition from the stock markets to the crypto world. Edward advises multiple family offices and hedge funds and has a keen eye for market indicators which everyone else misses. He brings his decades of expertise to solidify CrowdIF’s trade strategy and give it the edge it deserves.
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