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INVESTOR INSIGHTS – Market Update
Thursday was a stellar day for the markets.
The Dow jumped 330.36 points (0.9%) to close at 28,868.80.
The S&P closed up 0.8% at 3.257.85.
The Nasdaq gained 1.3% ad closed at 9,092.19.
Chip stocks were leading the way.
But today, it’s a whole different story.
After a US airstrike killed a top Iranian commander in Iraq, futures are sharply lower.
The Dow was down 280 points at 7:25 am EST.
The S&P and Nasdaq futures were also sharply down.
Already, US crude oil futures are up about 4% to $63.56 a barrel.
See what that’s doing to airline stocks.
And in light of this, how are gold and Treasury yields performing?
Read more here.
YOUR SILICON VALLEY (LIBERAL) OVERLORDS
Could Amazon be headed for a meltdown?
Forbes thinks so, and after a quick read, you might, too.
In November, Nike made the decision to break up with Amazon and sell their products online independently.
Meaning that they’re losing the world’s largest sporting goods company.
Now, you probably already know that most of the stuff listed on Amazon aren’t actually Amazon products.
It’s all about third-party sellers.
In 2007, only 26% of Amazon sales were from third-party sellers.
Today, that has skyrocketed to 53%.
And if you think that Nike is the first to leave, you’d be wrong.
Check out the other brands that have abandoned Amazon.
But now, it turns out that ANYONE can “become” Amazon.
See how easily that could play out.
Is there a massive disruption underway?
Read more here.
TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME
So, how’s that fundraising coming along, Democratic contenders?
While there have been some strong takes on the Democratic side, they pale in comparison to what Trump has raised.
None of them came near the $46 million the Trump campaign took in for the final quarter of 2019.
This haul even topped Obama’s fourth-quarter fundraising when he was up for re-election.
It also beats Trumps own record $41 million in the last quarter.
His current campaign war chest is over $103 million strong.
So, how do the other candidates compare?
Source: Yahoo! Finance
Bernie Sanders fared the best. His campaign took in $34.5 million, which was up 36.4% from the previous quarter.
Next in line was Pete Buttigieg, who raised $24.7 million. That’s up 28.7%.
Next was Joe Biden. He reeled in $22.7 million in fundraising. This marked a 44.6% increase.
And then there is Andrew Yang. While his $16.5 million haul might not seem so impressive, it marks a 65% increase from last quarter. Which IS pretty impressive.
Missing form the round-up?
While they haven’t officially released their fundraising update campaign emails are painting a bleak picture.
Her estimated fourth quarter haul looks to be about $17 million.
And that would be a 31% decline from the last quarter.
Do you think she’s on her way out or could be heading for a come back?
Read more here.
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Last night’s airstrike that killed Iran’s elite military force leader, Qassem Soleimani, is a “huge intelligence and military victory.”
According to Sean Hannity:
“But I will say the big headline is, this is a huge victory for American intelligence, a huge victory for our military,, a huge victory for the State Department and a huge victory and total leadership by the president. It’s the opposite of what happened in Benghazi. The exact opposite. And you know Benghazi, you investigated it.”
And Representative Waltz of Florida had this to say:
“And for those critics who are going to say this is warmongering, no, this is peace through strength.”
What do you think?
Read more here.
CRAZY-INTERESTING OR RIDICULOUSLY-WEIRD
Archaeologists had another major find at the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang.
This time, it was about 200 more warrior from the ancient Terracotta Army.
They also found 12 clay horses, the remains of two chariots, some bronze swords, bow and even some colored shields.
Photo Source: Reuters
The excavations are the latest round in No. 1 Pit.
It covers an area of about 400 square meters, or 4,300 square feet.
This is a great extension of the original find back in 1974.
Scientists still haven’t figured out how this vast army was created.
What else will they uncover as the dig continues?
And is this Crazy or Weird?
Or maybe just Wonderful?
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