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The TAX CUT - How you plan to spent itNext month many of us who work full time will see their paychecks get fatter due to the changes in federal tax rates. I'm sure some may contribute more to a Roth or Traditional IRA for example. Also, some may get bigger tax refunds for 2018 taxes and later years because of the doubling of the standa...
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How much saved for retirement?Pretty straightforward question here - curious to know how much other users have saved for retirement so far. This includes IRA/401k/etc. Age: 25 Retirement: 40k (Traditional)...
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Technical Analysis is not real?Hey guys, So i'm in an investing discord mainly focused on crypto. A lot of these guys post calls with Technical Analysis & I have a hard time understanding how they read/determine the graphs to make informed decisions. They seem to be able to make proper investment decisions by ignoring any fundam...
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Courses to TakeHi, Im just wondering if majoring in Economics is the best option to go? I'm currently a first-year student and I want to become an investment banker, so would majoring in economics be a good path?...
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Trans Pacific Partnership - moving on without the US11 nations are moving ahead with the TPP without the US after stupid opportunistic election year grandstanding by socialists of the far left (Warren, Sanders) and short sighted populist opportunism by far right Bannonite paleo klan conservatives caused the plan to become political poison in the US. ...
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Bulls vs. Bears in 2018Stocks are at an all-time high and many people are saying that they are becoming overpriced. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal reporting on 'short' funds mentioned that fund managers are ready for a downturn, even though they think there is still some room for the market to rise: [quote]...
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Stay thirstyQuote of the Day [quote]They see a huge opportunity and they are moving as fast as they can to attack it.” [/quote] Media analyst Rich Greenfield on Netflix using original content to grow its subscriber base. After reporting Q4 earnings, the company's stock surged almost 9% and it passed $100 bi...
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Pershing Square cutting cost - even personal driversPoor Bill is going silent to focus more on investing and less on being the firms #1 marketer according to the article. He even cut his own driver so that he could walk and take the subway. https://cnbc.com/2018/01/22/ackman-cuts-staff-shuns-limelight-as-he-seeks-to-turn-around-fund.html Is ...
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What city/cities will crypto mainly be traded in?I know that commodities like oil, gold, and agriculture are usually traded in Chicago offices of BBs, but Goldman recently stated that they set up a trading desk for crypto in NYC. However, the most popular exchange for cryptocurrency is coinbase, which is based in San Francisco (similar to other te...
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Opening up a can ofQuote of the Day [quote]The paradox about Bitcoin is that it may well turn out to be a genuinely revolutionary breakthrough and at the same time a colossal failure as a currency.” [/quote] From Steven Johnson’s fantastic piece in the NYT Magazine on Bitcoin, blockchain, and the possibility of ...
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EthereumPut 15k into Ethereum less than a month ago and now that investment is sitting at 36.5k. Anyone else investing in Ether and what are your opinions? ...
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5 Key Reasons Why Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies Went Under!It has been another week of wide fluctuations in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies' prices, with this one being a downward trend. According to Coinbase, as of right now, Bitcoin has lost 36.20% for this month. Did this loss mark the start of the cryptocurrency bubble bursting? Below is a graph that...
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Government Shutdown: how it will affect the economy/capital marketsAs many of you might be aware of, the threat of a government shutdown this weekend still looms large. As of right now, there is no agreement on an extension and so the shutdown is a real possibility. How will it affect the economy/capital markets? According to Bloomberg: [quote]"Both bond markets...
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Making Money Bitcoin Price Arbitrage Between Western and Korean ExchangesThis has been on my mind for some time now, and it baffles me how this is not being used or discussed more often. Having said that, do you guys have any thoughts on how best to take advantage of this price gap between western (~13k USD) and Korean (~20k USD) bitcoin prices? This also goes for some o...
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What platform do you use for your personal trades?1. I am sure quite a few of the monkeys on here maintain personal stock portfolios. 'curious what tools most people use & why? (e.g. TD Ameritrade, Scotttrade, Etrade, other banks' trading accounts, brokerage accounts where you make trades by calling in, etc). As far as I can tell, ScottTrade is the...
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Decisions, decisionsQuote of the Day [quote]We are reminding clients that when everyone is acting greedy, it’s time to be fearful.” [/quote] Jordan Edwards—a concerned financial advisor keeping his clients level-headed during the market run-up. The narrative for investors has shifted from one of caution in 201...
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Do Cryptocurrencies worth ?I am just wondering, In investment manager professional, economist, scholar point of view do cryptocurrencies is worth to invest in, taken those as assets in your portfolio ? With all major banned on cryptocurrencies from most countries do you think it can survive ?...
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Give us your faceQuote of the Day [quote]There is a tsunami of Congressional and grassroots support to overturn the FCC’s partisan and misguided decision on net neutrality.” [/quote] Senator Ed Markey, who is leading the charge to revive the U.S.’ net neutrality rules. Market Snapshot The Dow clos...
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Bitcoin PONZI SCHEMEBitcoin hasn’t been doing too hot lately. Fears of regulation led to a sell-off as the currency fell around 30% over the last couple of days down to 10k. The reason for this: One of its exchanges has closed due to allegations of it being a ponzi scheme - [link](http://fortune.com/2018/01/17/bi...
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Some Thoughts on Bitcoin, Part 1 See part 2 here I haven’t written about Bitcoin on WSO for a long time, and I’ve seen a lot of questions about it on the site over the past few weeks due to the recent price movements. There’s a lot to cover so this might stretch into two posts. We’ll see how it goes. First, the recent pr...
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US Bancorp benefits from new federal tax law in Q4[US bancorp](http://alph.st/b10ab289) reported higher profits in Q4 helped by the impact of the new federal tax law. Net income during the quarter was $1.68 Billion, or $0.97 per diluted common share. U.S. Bancorp Earnings AlphaGraphic: Q4 2017 Highlights [http://alph.st/b10ab289](http://alph.st/b...
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The chocolate factoryQuote of the Day [quote]You people in tech are crazy. I pay my employees handsomely in cash and I keep all of the equity for myself.” [/quote] An anonymous entrepreneur to renowned venture capitalist Fred Wilson, who argues it’s time to revisit equity compensation for startups. Market Sn...
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Which crypto coin or/and token should I invest in?Hey guys, so which coin or token should I invest in. I really like $brd, because its app is like Instagram: nice layout and sexy color. Also one of its advisors is Charlie Lee, the inventor of Litecoin. Bread is one of the most popular used Bitcoin wallet, holding 4b USD worth of Bitcoin, and is als...
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Crypto BloodbathWith the news that Korea and China (Europe as well) are considering or are implementing regulatory measures on crytpocurrencies and exchanges, cryptos are getting absolutely crushed. It seems as more and more central banks/governments seek to combat the surge in crypto popularity this blood bath wil...
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Positive Things From An $18.3 Billion Loss(ESPN 30 for 30 voice) "What if I told you, Citigroup stock was trending upwards after reporting an $18.3 billion loss". That's right, a report coming out today from the WSJ telling how the company took a slap in the face from the new tax bill. As of this post, shares are up for the day and anal...
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Take the leapQuote of the Day [quote]A single actor likely drove the USD/BTC exchange rate from $150 to $1000 in 2 months.” [/quote] A highlight from a recently published paper in the Journal of Monetary Economics called, “Price Manipulation in the Bitcoin Ecosystem.” For in-depth analysis on the limita...
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The story behind our new logoQuote of the Day [quote]Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"[/quote] Martin Luther King Jr. Want Morning Brew Daily Served Fresh to Your Inbox? Drop Your Email Below... #signup{background:#fff; clear:left; font:14px H...
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New Tax law One Time Charges- JPM loses $2.4B WFC gains $3.4B What about the new tax law would lead JPM to lose $2.4B and WFC to gain $3.4B? https://wsj.com/articles/bank-on-j-p-morgan-not-wells-1515773473 I think I understand the concept of deferred tax assets, and the difference between TAX accounting and FINANCIAL accounting. However, if both JPM and ...
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What's Your Top Stock Pick for 2018? As the year comes to a close and financial activity winds down for the year, what is everyone's top stock pick for 2018? What are your justifications for your pick? At the end of 2018 we can look back and see which stocks performed the best. See WSO monkeys' picks from 2017 here ...
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The party is over for Initial Offering Coin (ICO)It has been a wild run for ico. We see new coin listings every week: Ascendancy, Golem, Tao, etc. Here is a full list of current ICOs: https://ico-list.com/ However, the SEC has jumped in and put things into perspective. From dealbreaker.com: [quote] The Securities and Exchange Commission is...
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Facebook is for friendsQuote of the Day [quote][It’s not] a hangout for globalists.” [/quote] Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin assuring critics that President Trump would report to the World Economic Forum to fight for an “America First” agenda. Market Snapshot The S&P is already up 3.5% in 2018. ...
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Drill baby drillQuote of the Day [quote] I can say almost with certainty that they will come to a bad ending."[/quote] Warren Buffett on cryptocurrencies. Okay...but if that ending is in the year 3000 we’re good. Market Snapshot The markets are human after all...all three major indexes finished down....
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Need to transfer $1.5-$2.0M to the US. Can you help me?Hey guys, This is not a joke and i'm just gonna cut to the chase as i'm not really sure what to do here. Please don't MS me as i'm just trying to help someone out. If this is an inappropriate post I will delete it. A member of my family owns a solar company that is based in the US but provides ser...
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Jay Z is launching a VC FundIn his eternal quest to become a billionaire, Jay Hova is launching a VC fund. Say what you want, but the dude is in no way comfortable being a billionaire when you combine his and his spouse's fortunes. He definitely wants his own billion. In the past few years Jay has launched a sports agency, pur...
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A Kodak momentTweet of the Day ...
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WEED (marijuana) Stock/CompaniesLiving in Colorado currently, state saw $3.5M in tax revenue (medical and recreational combined (2 from recreational)) in January 2014. On track for about $40M in tax revenue on the year. I'll give it 10 years until the rest of the country catches on. What are your thoughts on Weed Accessory/Equipm...
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Party waveQuote of the Day [quote] Our biggest competitor is word of mouth.”[/quote] That’s according to Thumbtack CEO Marco Zappacosta. Cool name, even better story. Check out our exclusive interview with him below. Market Snapshot The Dow and Nasdaq are off to their best start to a year sin...
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Vacuum ShoesQuote of the Day [quote] The timing, the size, the unusual nature compared to prior sales—that’s going to get this a lot of scrutiny.”[/quote] Securities attorneys like Dan O’Connor think it’s a bit sketchy that Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich exercised $39 million worth of stock options i...
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2018 Stock Market Predictions by 10+ Investment Banksfull article: https://cityfalcon.com/blog/investments/2018-stock-market-predictions-by-10-investment-banks/ Overall The general consensus on the economy: a positive outlook. With opinions from bulge bracket banks and respected institutions, it seems 2018 is poised to witness the continued recov...
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Zuck's resolutionsQuote of the Day [quote] Jk.”[/quote] Attorney General Jeff Sessions, rescinding an Obama policy that helped states like California, most recently, legalize recreational marijuana. Market Snapshot Demand for natural gas spiked 60x after the bomb cyclone. U.S. indexes continued their ...
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Bomb cycloneQuote of the Day [quote]It is a huge loss to have him leaving the Senate. He has been a tireless advocate for the consumers of this industry.” [/quote] The president and CEO of the Council for Responsible Nutrition waving goodbye to Utah Senator Orrin Hatch, who’s leaving his post in 2019. Hat...
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Meet Your New BudtenderQuote of the Day [quote]Alexa’s not sure what her mother tongue will be in ten years’ time.” [/quote] At least according to Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer, who says that “Mastery of artificial intelligence and big data will be essential for any 21st century global power—and so a new...
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Monkey going the crypto entrepreneurship routeHappy Holidays to everyone! I quit my job a few months ago to go the entrepreneurship route. I am involved in the crypto services field. Saw a glaring opportunity back in January when one of my friends from back home came to me asking my opinion about Bitcoin. At that time, I was only vaguely famili...
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Artificial intelligence investmentInvest in PlantSnap - Mobile app that can identify plants, flowers and trees in a Snap! Recently #1 on the Paid App Store! and Consistently #1 In The Education Section! It Brings People Back To Nature. ...
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We're back, babyQuote of the Day [quote]Amazon.com customers purchased enough Instant Pot pressure cookers this holiday to make more than nine million bowls of chili at once.” [/quote] Amazon’s mysterious press release about its holiday performance didn’t give us the hard numbers we wanted...but it did leav...
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Can you become a millionaire from BTCCSo over the last 6 months, i have been intrigued by crypto currency, i began trading on IG, but i found that i recorded quite a lot of losses, but also if i held my equity in there i would have to pay huge holding fees. So i came across this platform that trades for you called USI-Tech for people th...
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Best Ways to Safely and Securely Buy Ethereum and IOTAAs cryptocurrencies have begun to heavily enter the mainstream, security is becoming of great importance, especially to me. I'm looking to enter this space, however I am concerned about the security of exchanges, as we have seen in incidents of the past (mt. Gox, btc-e) that they can falter or be mi...
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What's your Top Stock Pick for 2017What is everyone's top stock pick to start off the new year? Explanation preferred if you throw up some no name or controversial stock. Once the year is coming to a close we could look back and see whose pick is doing the best and whose is absolute shit. As there has been a lot of haters on face...
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Bitcoin's Return Is Worse Than Stocks and US Treasuries ?Hello Monkeys, As reported in [this][] article, according to a risk-adjusted returns analysis conducted by Mizuho, an average Bitcoin investor would have done less well than an investor who put money into stocks in 2017. The risk-adjusted return takes into account how likely it is that you can buy ...
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Investing Opportunity in Oil?I used to love discussing the oil market on cnbc before they got rid of the comments section. With the large drop today and relative weakness the last few weeks in oil I was wondering what everyone's opinion on the sector is currently. With OPEC showing record compliance to the deal to cut product...
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End of Bitcoins on 18th December 2017Dellllllllllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeetteeeeeeee.............................................
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Fatty Student Loans and Bonus - What to do?Hey monkeys, Tis the season of bonuses. Here's my situation: - $50,000 in student loan debt -$30k gov't at low interest rate -$20k private at high interest rate -$35,000 after tax bonus (projected) -$1,500 in savings account How would you monkeys go about restructuring your balance sheet...
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Anyone else halted on Coinbase?My account took a hit as the prices dropped significantly- and CoinBase halted trading. Anyone else using CoinBase?...
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The Ultimate Guide to Bitcoin What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is the first decentralized and cryptography-based electronic cash payment system, where transfers occur peer-to-peer. It is a disruptor for the digital economy. Unlike traditional payments through governments or central banks, Bitcoin does not require the need for a c...
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Bitcoin gets hammeredBitcoin has fallen to 13k, who got burned! Gotta be a few people out there, unfortunately https://finance.yahoo.com/news/bitcoin-extends-losses-slips-below-032220618.html...
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Thinking outside the toy boxQuote of the Day [quote]I love Twitter” [/quote] Elon Musk quote of the day Market Snapshot U.S. indexes got a boost from energy stocks. Annual GDP growth was adjusted to 3.2% from 3.3% for Q3. The U.S.' tax bill sent European markets higher. Bitcoin took a beating. Bitcoin f...
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One Magic Leap for humankindQuote of the Day [quote]By the Gods you’ve done it. Somehow you’ve found your way here to me. I offer you my congratulations and my respect.” [/quote] Elon Musk’s voicemail greeting. How do we know? A CNBC reporter called Musk after he accidentally tweeted his cell phone number instead of ...
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What are some signs of a Pump and dump stock?Hey I am a young trader starting out, and by looking at graphs, how can I identify pump and dump stocks? Should I put short such stocks? ...
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To live at home and rack up savings or not Hi Guys, I am a first year consultant in NYC looking for some advice. I make $80k base + $8K signing + bonus. I have been living at home for the past 6 months and am considering living here until August. I am a consultant in NYC and traveled from August-October. My current project is in NYC until ...
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When life gives you lemonsQuote of the Day [quote] This was a careless and reckless attack. It affected individuals, industry, governments.”[/quote] U.S. Homeland Security Advisor Tom Bossert officially accused North Korea for the WannaCry cyber attack in May. Reckless, maybe, but asking for ransom in Bitcoin? Savvy. ...
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Hold your secrets closeQuote of the Day [quote]Frequently engaged in fraud and theft, and employed third-party vendors to obtain unauthorized data or information.” [/quote] An excerpt from a letter written by the attorney of a former Uber employee. If you thought Uber was in trouble for stealing trade secrets before.....
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Bitcoin - the ultimate value investment? I found an article called [*Why a Value Investor Decided to Buy Bitcoin*](https://barrons.com/articles/q-a-why-a-value-investor-decided-to-buy-bitcoin-1511810246) on Reddit that detailed how a longtime value investor who manages $5.5 billion at his New York-based investment firm, Horizon Kinetic...
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Some assembly requiredQuote of the Day [quote] Whether we like it or not, we are engaged in a new era of competition.”[/quote] President Trump outlined his “America First” policy in a major speech. He called out our rivals China, North Korea, and Kylo Ren. Market Snapshot The Dow jumped to another record ...
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All Financial Companies Are Overvalued?Hey everyone, So I'm a senior at a non-target who is an Equity Analyst in our Student Investment Fund for the Financial sector. My classmates and I manage a few million dollars of our endowment, and we are heavily underweight in the Financial sector right now so I need to pitch a new stock to buy. ...
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WHEN HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF: THE NEXT INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTIONIn the early 2000’s, Americans had come accustom to paying $400 for a desktop computer, and had little foresight that they were assisting in the fall of the US Economy. With higher disposable incomes, in a consumer driven economy, consumers, retailers and financial organizations found themselves ...
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Should you invest in BitcoinWith Bitcoin appreciating over 570% year-to-date, many investors are concerned they have missed the boat with cryptocurrency. Prompting the question: “should I invest in Bitcoin”. Eight years into a bull market, investors who have remained in cash since the financial crisis are coming off the ...
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Investing Group ChatHello everyone, I am currently in college, Bloomberg LP certified and learning more about valuation metrics of equities. Are there any other traders who would like to start a friendly group chat? I'm not talking about one where everybody says to buy a stock without evidence, but rather an intellect...
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Are Value Stocks As Risky As Growth Stocks Now?Hello Monkeys, With faster economic growth, higher inflation, the improved prospect for tax reform and most importantly, higher interest rates, I would expect value stocks to outperform growth stocks going forward. However, a recent [article](https://bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-12/even...
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The sky over Shanghai is yellow. Observations about the Chinese Equity Crisis Preface During these past few months, I’ve had courtside seats to the circus the Chinese equity market has been putting on. Working as a summer intern at a private equity firm out of Shanghai’s financial district, I’ve had the opportunity to learn from some very smart people and hear what they...
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A series of unfortunate eventsQuote of the Day [quote]I'm convinced that this combination, under Bob Iger's leadership, will be one of the greatest companies in the world.” [/quote] A bittersweet day for Rupert Murdoch as he hands over a portion of his media empire to Disney. More on that to come... Market Snapshot 1...
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Athlete and Celebrity Investment in Start-Ups and PEIt seems like a lot of sport stars and celebrities are giving more and more money to invest in tech, start-ups or PE funds (Kobe, Lebron, Aston Kusher). Seems like everyone these days has a clothing line and a vodka to sell. Do you think this is a case of the person being smarter with money, h...
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Top Ten Business StoriesQuote of the Day [quote]We’ll miss you Janet Yellen.”—Brew Crew [/quote] Twas a big day for monetary and fiscal policy. The Fed raised rates for the third time this year, and the House and Senate Republicans agreed on a finalized tax bill, with the top individual rate at 37% and the corporat...
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UK/Euro morning podcastsUK/Euro monkeys, do you have a daily news/business/markets/investing podcast to recommend that is available before work? Would love to get a daily update in the morning on my 20min walk to work. Cheers...
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Time series forecasting v Active forecasting. When I compare analysts consensus forecast v time series forecasting, very rarely is their a big deviation. When a deviation occurs, I would go to the financial statement and if the company in question is forecasting 20% growth, I would simply take my time series forecast and multiply it by 1.20, a...
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What even is a LitecoinQuote of the Day [quote]To the 53 people who've watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?” [/quote] A @Netflix original...tweet, that is. Someone handed the Twitter account to the wrong new hire two days ago and now the company’s facing a media backlash for spyin...
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Bitcoin futures are liveQuote of the Day [quote]It is rare that you see something more volatile than Bitcoin, but we’ve found it.” [/quote] One crypto analyst referring to a crazy first day for Bitcoin futures. Don’t worry, we’ve got more... Market Snapshot Tech and energy led the way for U.S. indexes....
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Some Thoughts on Bitcoin, Part 2Here’s a link to Part 1. Let’s get right to it. Government Interference It’s no secret that governments aren’t crazy about Bitcoin. I’m convinced the only reason Bitcoin wasn’t killed in the cradle is that no one in the various world governments A) understood the technology B) understo...
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Cryptocurrency Credit Exposure QuestionI realize there are a lot of bitcoin/crypto threads discussing the technology behind it, whether it's a bubble, etc., but I am interested in a separate question and didn't want it buried within an argument. I keep coming across a lot of articles stating that there is a lot of leverage being used in ...
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Annual Revenue growth of Top 5 U.S. health insurersAt a time when the [US health insurance](http://alph.st/b3186e8e) sector stares at a rise in premium prices, amid the government’s move to repeal the Individual Mandate clause, an analysis shows that major players in the sector registered consistent revenue growth over the past ten years. $ANTM $U...
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Please invest responsiblyQuote of the Day [quote]Please invest responsibly" [/quote] Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong reminded investors of the risks associated with crypto. Yes, the price of Bitcoin is capable of moving lower. Market Snapshot The U.S. economy added 228,000 jobs in November (est: 200,000), while wages...
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Good reads on blockchain/cryptocurrencyAny suggestions on some good 101 type reads/resources on blockchain/cryptocurrency? just want to get some basic understanding of this and not to make myself look like an idiot in similar conversations....
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The First Annual WSO Fantasy Macro League 2014OK fellas i have seen a lot of half-ass macro theory on this board over the years and now I think its time to figure out who has the chops and who is the true macro master of WSO. The Rules are simple. 10 players. each player must submit 2 trades each week. Each Trade should have a thought out i...
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Future of Bitcoins and the BlockchainI'd always say that nobody can truly predict the future of the Bitcoin and the current cryptos. But if there's one thing for sure, the blockchain technology is valuable. Does that mean that Bitcoin has intrinsic value (i.e. due to the blockchain technology)? Well, not quite. Let's go back to basics...
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Tesla's a Big Wig with the Big RigsQuote of the Day [quote]#1 Jeff Bezos: Bezos won 2017 — and set Amazon up to dominate the next decade. #recode100”[/quote] Well, could’ve guessed that one. To the other 99 companies on the list...there's always 2018. Market Snapshot U.S. jobless claims fall to 5-week low. All ...
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Walmart changes name to WalmartQuote of the Day [quote]v2” [/quote] Vine co-founder Dom Hoffman sent the internet into a six-second loop by teasing the release of a new version of the social media platform. Market Snapshot The S&P stumbled through its fourth straight loss, dragged down by energy stocks. The Nasdaq ...
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Lights. Camera. Acquisition.Quote of the Day [quote]Stupid Fun vs. Responsible Fun” [/quote] Title of a memo distributed to FCB Worldwide employees, warning them to behave at the ad agency’s holiday party. At a time when sexual harassment at the workplace is all over the news, is your company rethinking the party this ye...
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The Future of BitcoinQuote of the Day [quote] Decisions we make affect more than one billion people. Here, you shed your clothes and your inhibition.”[/quote] Gopi Kallayil, chief evangelist of brand marketing at Google, singing the praises of the Esalen Institute. The famous retreat center helps Silicon Valley ent...
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CVS Health to Acquire Aetna $CVS has agreed to acquire $AET for appox. $207 per share or approx. $69Bil. Including the assumption of $AET debt, the total value of the deal is $77Bil. The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2018. [http://alph.st/bf21af3f](http://alph.st/bf21af3f) ...
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Make Hay While the Sun ShinesThere was a couple of different ways I could have gone this week. I could have talked about Silicon Valley ascending the Tower of Mauron to meet with Trumplethinskin, which is happening right now. Or I could have discussed the official launch of Google's driverless car company, Waymo. For a brief mo...
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2 Reasons Why Bitcoin Would Not Disrupt Financial InstitutionsHello Monkeys! Stumbled upon a very interesting [article](https://weforum.org/agenda/2017/11/the-rise-of-bitcoin-doesnt-mean-the-end-of-banks-heres-why/?lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_profile_view_base_recent_activity_details_all%3Byt5j42H1TWeTMoAZDhqNQw%3D%3D) regarding why Bitcoin would n...
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CVS fills its presciptionQuote of the Day [quote]Venezuela will create a cryptocurrency.”[/quote] President Maduro getting with the times, announcing Venezuela’s new oil-backed cryptocurrency, the petro. Interesting decision, Mr. Maduro, but that might not be the solution to the $60 billion in debt Venezuela owes. ...
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Is value investing dead?The WSJ article, “[Investors Finding Little Value in Value Stocks, So Watch for the Rebound,](https://wsj.com/articles/investors-finding-little-value-in-value-stocks-so-watch-for-the-rebound-1511804545)” states the following: [quote]The U.S. stock market is showing the biggest divergence be...
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Why the question "Is Bitcoin in a bubble?" is not the right question to ask.I was talking to friends recently and though they love Bitcoin and the blockchain, they think Bitcoin is in a bubble. I don't think that's really a relevant statement. The prices of Bitcoin are extremely high, probably due to a lot of speculation, but at the same time that does not mean it's in a bu...
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Alexa, Get Me That ReportQuote of the Day [quote]I don’t think you can have an economy where people derive their income solely through donations.” [/quote] Andy Weir, author of “The Martian,” telling everyone to go fund themselves. Market Snapshot Andy Weir, author of “The Martian,” telling everyone to...
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160 words about BuzzFeed that will blow your mindQuote of the Day [quote][bleeped out]” [/quote] Probably everybody that owned FANG stocks yesterday. The index dropped 3.7% (or over $60 billion in value), its worst performance since Facebook’s IPO. Market Snapshot The S&P and Nasdaq fell despite a strong corporate profits report. ...
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Wings, Beer, Sports...Roast BeefQuote of the Day [quote]This is going to be the biggest bubble of our lifetimes.” [/quote] Hedge fund manager Mike Novogratz talking about Bitcoin. Nice take, Mike...but you're obviously forgetting the slinky bubble of '94. Market Snapshot U.S. indexes finished up despite concerns over a...
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Super Smash BureauQuote of the Day [quote]Wall Street hates it like the devil hates holy water.” [/quote] Illinois Senator Dick Durbin referring to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). As Richard Cordray steps down, who will step up? That’s this week’s million dollar question... Market Snaps...
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Why Travis, whyQuote of the Day [quote]What is my belief and vision for this investment? I have only one belief—Singularity.” [/quote] Masayoshi Son’s justification for SoftBank’s $93 billion Vision Fund. If $93 billion can't fend off a robot apocalypse, then we give up... Market Snapshot The S&P...
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If minimum wage increased drastically, does your average salary increase drastically too?If your state's minimum wage increased drastically, does that mean those with a bachelors, masters or doctoral degree will also see a drastic increase in their salary also because of relativity?...
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Stuck in neutralQuote of the Day [quote]I have tremendous confidence that they will continue to build a great company that will thrive well into the future.” [/quote] Meg Whitman is stepping down as CEO of HPE. From eBay to HPE to (almost Uber), we can’t wait to see what’s in store next. Market Snapsh...

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