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UK’ Sixth-Gen Fighter Jet Will Infuse £25 Billion, 20,000 Jobs Into The British Economy

The country’s ambitious Tempest programme to develop a new sixth-generation fighter jet that will replace its fleet of Eurofighter Typhoons is expected to complement the US-origin, stealth F-35 jets.

According to a report by PwC, the Tempest programme will also create around 20,000 jobs a year between 2026 and 2050.

The leading European defence giants – BAE Systems, Leonardo, Rolls-Royce, MBDA – along with the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) Rapid Capabilities Office, as well as a host of small-medium enterprises and academia, together make up the Team Tempest.

The PwC report also claims that the programme will involve hiring 100 employees directly, with a further 270 to be employed across the country.

The Tempest project was envisaged under the UK Combat Air Strategy, which was launched in 2018 to set out a bold vision for the future combat air capability for the UK. The aim is to create a UK-led international future combat air system that will pioneer new technology, capable of exploiting and staying ahead of evolving threats.

According to BAE Systems, “Tempest is focused on delivering a capable, flexible and affordable system by the mid- 2030s, providing military, economic and industrial benefit to the UK and our international partners.”

“Only Tempest will continue to drive the national security and prosperity benefits of the UK’s combat air sector,” the British defence company claims.

The question is – will the UK government be able to continue supporting the programme even as a deadly pandemic has put the country’s finances under huge pressure. However, Team Tempest says the programme will, in fact, assist the country out of the economic crisis created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The problem is the pandemic-induced slow-down in the British economy isn’t the only hindrance to the much-coveted project. The limited defence budget set aside for Combat Air over the next decade leaves little headroom for the country’s government to go ahead with the programme.

The analysts argue that completing Tempest would require a large injection of funds outside of the regular defence budget.

On October 15, Team Tempest said unprecedented progress had been made in developing cutting-edge technologies to make the sixth-generation jet a game-changer in the long run. The Team claimed that Leonardo, the programme’s electronics lead, was developing new radar systems capable of providing over 10,000 times more data than existing systems.

The new sensor, called the ‘Multi-Function Radio Frequency System’, will collect and process unprecedented amounts of data on the battlespace – equivalent to the internet traffic of a large city such as Edinburgh, every second.

This huge volume of information, processed on-board, will give Tempest a battle-winning edge in combat situations, with the ability to locate and target enemies well before they are targeted themselves.

Separately, engineers at BAE Systems have begun flight testing cutting-edge concepts for Tempest’s ‘wearable cockpit’ technologies, designed to provide pilots in the cockpit or operators on the ground with split-second advantage.

 The concept sees the physical controls seen in current aircraft cockpits replaced with Augmented and Virtual Reality displays projected directly inside the visor of a helmet, which can be instantly configured to suit any mission.

According to the Team Tempest statement, “Concepts including human-autonomy teaming are also being developed, where a ‘virtual co-pilot’ could take on some of the pilot’s responsibilities. The virtual co-pilot concept is still being developed, but could, for example, take the form of an ‘avatar’ built into the cockpit to interact with the pilot.”

One of the Team Tempest members, MBDA UK, has also embedded one of its human factors engineers within this wearable cockpit team, ensuring the early introduction of weapons concepts that exploit these future technologies.

“This close partnership approach between MBDA UK and BAE Systems will allow the companies to help to collaborate at an early stage of the programme, shaping how weapons systems information and operation is optimised for the pilot.”

Rolls-Royce on its part has also deployed its engineers on developing advanced combustion system technology as part of the company’s power and propulsion work.

“The combustion system is where fuel is introduced and burned to release energy into the gas stream. A next-generation system will need to be hotter than any previous platform, increasing the efficiency of the engine and meaning it can go further, faster, or produce less carbon dioxide.

Rolls-Royce has been exploring advanced composite materials and additive manufacturing as part of this work, producing lightweight, more power-dense components capable of operating at these higher temperatures,” engine maker, and Team Tempest member, Rolls-Royce, claimed in its statement.

The team is working on these concepts to develop technologies that could be used to create a next-generation combat air system for the UK.

According to reports, the individual partners are working to develop more than 60 technology demonstrations in the fields of sensing, data management and autonomy to prove path-breaking processes and technologies on the programme. 

The companies believe the Tempest programme is essential for the country’s national security and future prosperity. They believe the high-value design and groundbreaking engineering skills required for success will create a new generation of talent to drive the UK industry.

Defense stocks top performers regardless of U.S. elections

The 500th F-35 delivered by Lockheed Martin takes flight from the company's Fort Worth, Texas, factory. The multi-role fighter will be delivered to the Air National Guard in Burlington, Vermont.

The novel coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a mass-market selloff in almost every industry from travel to hospitality. However, defense stocks have remained a bright spot in an otherwise volatile market. In times of economic uncertainty, these stocks have been known to provide a safe haven for investors.

One reason for this is because defense companies are largely funded by the government’s deep pockets. This means that despite an economic crisis, the industry still has a reliable customer that’s footing a large share of its bills and maintaining stable demand for its goods and services.

But not all defense stocks are created equal. This is especially true with the numerous unknowns brought on by the looming presidential election.

Most defense companies provide a wide range of services. However, like the tech industry, some of these companies are overvalued. As such, you need to look for defense stocks that have a strong bottom line and offer the perfect mix of growth and value. The defense companies with this sort of backbone are the ones that will thrive regardless of who is elected president in November.

Here are the top three defense stocks to buy this year:

Defense Stocks to Buy: Lockheed Martin (LMT)

LMT stock is a strong buy in the defense sector right now. As one of the biggest defense contractors in the world, the company’s stock has risen by an impressive 85% in the last five years. Lockheed has managed to keep revenue levels stable given that the Pentagon is its biggest customer.

The company produces various defense arsenals, such as missiles and aviation jets. But it is also well-known for being the lead contractor in the production of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. That fighter is the most expensive plane in the world. Consider that it’s a leader in these spaces — the manufacturing of fighter planes and high-tech missiles — and it’s clear why it’s a standout among defense stocks. The fact that it has a strong research and development team also bolsters the bullish case.

Thanks to its well-stocked arsenal, Lockheed Martin increased its dividend payout to 8.3% this year. Notably, it stated that in the fourth-quarter, its dividend per share would increase by 20 cents. In addition to this, the board sanctioned a stock buyback program worth $1.3 billion. This brings the total repurchase program to $3 billion year-to-date.

Lockheed Martin has been fairly immune to the effects on the Covid-19 pandemic and continues to thrive amid a global crisis. With a strong bottom line and a high dividend payout, this is one of the best defense stocks to buy at the moment.

Boeing (BA)

Boeing has been in the press since its 737 Max jet crashed, killing all the passengers and crew members on board. But despite the negative headlines, the BA stock is slowly but surely making its way back on investors’ “buy” list.

This comes after Boeing’s management predicts that the 737 jets will be back in service in the fourth-quarter after undergoing modifications. Aircraft sales are also expected to remain stable despite airlines seeing little to no movement in this year. This is a huge win for Boeing, which currently holds the title as one of the top aircraft manufacturers in the world.

The company also has a number of projects in the pipeline, including the production of the F/A-18 and the F-15 aircraft along with the Navy’s Stingray drone and the Airforce KC-46 refueling tanker. These projects could support Boeing’s bottom line until the airline sector reaches its pre-pandemic levels.

But while Boeing may have put its worst days behind them, the path to recovery is expected to be slow. Analysts on Wall Street are not too bullish on BA stock right now. However, they remain confident in its ability to make a comeback. According to Barron’s, less than 40% of the analysts have given the defense stock a “Buy” rating. But with that being said, the company is poised for a resurgence and it would wise to invest while prices remain low.

Leidos Holdings (LDOS)

Leidos is one of the largest government service companies in the U.S., making it a great defense stock to buy. With a remote work environment in place, Leidos’ has the ever-important role of keeping workers connected through the services they provide. Prior to the pandemic, the company scored a major project to maintain the computer networks for the U.S. Navy and was rapidly expanding its business. Although the coronavirus put a wrench in its plans it’s not all doom and gloom. LDOS stock has declined 10% since February, but it is still up 4% year-to-date.

Thankfully, Leidos’ portfolio isn’t just limited to its IT services. More recently it has expanded into the production of hardware for autonomous ships. It also provides classified research services for intelligence units. Given the scale of its operations, the company has a large financial cushion to help it weather the Covid-19 storm. And this diversity is a large part of what makes it stand out from other many other defense stocks.

Analysts concur with the positive sentiment and predict that Leidos will see an increase in sales by 12% in 2021. Earnings per share are also expected to increase from $5.17 to $5.48 in the next quarter. The fact that Leidos is backed by the government and is more immune to the effects of the pandemic than privately held companies also helps support these rosy predictions.

However, LDOS stock is still significantly lower from its high of $123.22 in February. It has continued to lag in the broader market since then, trending at just $89.09 as of this writing. Nevertheless, Leidos finds itself in a much stronger and safer position than many of its IT service counterparts. This defense stock may not be at its best right now, but it is definitely worth buying at its current price to reap the gains in the future.

Penny Stocks On Robinhood Taking Off In October 2020

New York (US).  Trading Your Own Way quoting Robinhood reports of 5 Penny stock are ready to take off in the market reflecting a cautiously optimistic trade volume in the last quarter of 2020.

Whether you’re trading penny stocks on Robinhood, TD Ameritrade, Schwab, or even Webull you’ve got your pick of names to choose. However, some penny stocks, usually OTC penny stocks, are restricted from certain platforms such as Robinhood & Webull. Needless to say, with the market momentum we’ve seen in NASDAQ & NYSE small cap stocks, there’s still a wide range of hot penny stocks to trade.

This week, we’re seeing a strong surge in sectors of all shapes and sizes. Whether its entertainment, energy, biotech, or even beauty products, you name it, there are stocks to watch. The upbeat sentiment that continues pushing markets higher. This is likely a reason we’ve seen so much excitement in small caps. There’s actually been a noticeable rotation into these stocks under $5 believe it or not.

If we look at certain small cap ETFs it paints a clearer picture. The Vanguard Small-Cap Growth ETF, for example, has just made new highs this week while things like the S&P struggle to find footing. Further to this, the Russell 2000 ETF has also echoed a similar bullish sentiment to Vanguard’s ETF over the last few weeks. With this in mind, it makes sense as to why so many retail traders are searching for penny stocks on Robinhood, Webull and other popular trading platforms right now. Are any of these on your list right now?

Top Penny Stocks On Robinhood

  1. Aileron Therapeutics Inc.
  2. Sonnet BioTherapeutics Holdings, Inc.
  3. Camber Energy Inc.
  4. Rolls Royce Holdings
  5. Coty Inc.

Robinhood Penny Stocks To Watch #1: Aileron Therapeutics Inc.

Aileron Therapeutics Inc. (ALRN) is one of the penny stocks that have managed to establish a bullish trend amid recent market volatility. We’ve actually been following this company since last June when shares traded around $0.80. It’s definitely gone through ups and downs but overall, ALRN stock has climbed significantly since then. In May of this year, we saw shares reach new 52-week highs of $1.99. After some bouts of consolidation and rebounds, ALRN seems to have found a home above its 50-day moving average.

One of the biggest focuses for the company is its ALRN-6924 drug candidate. This is the company’s cancer drug designed to destroy cancer cells themselves. Aileron completed a $15 million stock purchase with Lincoln Park Capital last month. The significance of that has everything to do with the use of funds. This includes extending its cash runway to support its ALRN-6924 clinical development strategy.

One of the things traders are still waiting on are data readouts from its ongoing open-label Phase 1b clinical trial of ALRN-6924. The company completed enrollment in the dose optimization expansion cohort of the study. The only information given was that data was expected before year-end.

Regardless, ALRN stock is on the move again on Thursday. Shares reached a high of $1.50 during early trading. Volume has also picked up during the day. Something to keep in mind, however, is that the company did file for a shelf registration of 10.55 million shares via selling shareholders. Will dilution risk play a role moving forward?

robinhood penny stocks to watch Aileron Therapeutics (ALRN stock chart)

Robinhood Penny Stocks to Watch #2: Sonnet BioTherapeutics Holdings, Inc.

Sonnet BioTherapeutics Holdings, Inc. (SONN) is another one of the penny stocks holding a consistent uptrend during October (so far). The company focuses on oncology with a platform for innovating biologic drugs of single or bispecific action. Sonnet’s FHAB™ (Fully Human Albumin Binding) technology uses a fully human single-chain antibody fragment that binds to and “hitch-hikes” on human serum albumin for transport to target tissues.

If you remember back in August, there was a big uptick in convalescent plasma penny stocks. Sonnet fell into this category based on its platform. Since then, a few things have happened for the company that brought some positive momentum to the stock. The main event came after the company reported positive preclinical safety data for its SON-1010 for oncology applications.

Sonnet also said it was on track to submit an IND by 2021. Prior to that and one of the outstanding items to note is its LOI in early August. The company executed a letter of intent to negotiate an agreement to license its SON-081 and SON-080 assets with New Life Therapeutics Pte. Ltd. of Singapore. No further updates had been released after this LOI so far.

Since September 24th, SONN stock has been on the rise. So far, it’s moved from $2.23 to highs of $3.05 on Thursday.

robinhood penny stocks to watch Sonnet BioTherapeutics Holdings (SONN stock chart)

Robinhood Penny Stocks to Watch #3: Camber Energy Inc.

Shares of Camber Energy Inc. (CEI) have been on the move for the last few weeks. Similar to SONN, CEI stock saw its price reverse beginning on September 24th. At the time, the penny stock was trading around $0.46 and has since climbed to highs of $0.89 this week so far. While the company itself hasn’t posted any news, the sector it’s in has received some very strong momentum over that time.

The company is engaged in the acquisition and development of crude oil and natural gas from various known productive geological formations. The company operates exclusively in the onshore United States oil and natural gas industry.

Something else to keep in mind is that Camber has been part of a long-awaited merger. Earlier this year a preliminary joint proxy statement was filed. It related to the planned merger with Viking Energy Group. The two companies are now waiting on additional comments from the SEC. This merger is planned for Camber to issue new shares of the company to equity holders of Viking in exchange for 100% of Viking’s outstanding shares.

Louis G. Schott, Interim CEO of Camber, explained that, “Both Camber and Viking have filed their quarterly reports for the periods ending June 30, 2020, the next updates to the companies’ financial statements are not required until November 2020, and we anticipate being able to address any SEC comments on the Form S-4, if any, in only a few weeks after the receipt of such comments, which should allow us to move forward with the Camber and Viking stockholder meetings promptly after the SEC signs off on such Form S-4 filing.”

robinhood penny stocks to watch Camber Energy (CEI stock chart)

Robinhood Penny Stocks To Watch #4: Rolls Royce Holdings

Rolls Royce Holdings (RYCEY) is actually one of the OTC penny stocks that, as of October 8th, was tradeable on the platform. Normally, that isn’t the case with stocks listed on the Over The Counter exchange. Needless to say, RYCEY stock has been on fire this month. The company has been battling the downturn in its engineering arm.

The company was in trouble earlier this year as the coronavirus pandemic put a stranglehold on things like travel, airlines, etc. Obviously, its core business was hurt in a major way and the company has ended up burning through billions of dollars this year to stay afloat. In May the company cut 9,000 jobs and has further, recently sought to raise some $6.4 billion to boost its balance sheet. So why is this on a list of penny stocks to watch right now? If you look at the RYCEY stock chart, you’ll start to see why.

Since the beginning of the month, shares have pulled an about face. It moved from around $1.40 to highs this week of $2.77 so far. One of the things to note with RYCEY is what’s happening with regard to stimulus talks. Furthermore, the company is also leading the nine-member consortium to design the “rapid assembly” nuclear power stations to help the UK meet carbon emissions targets.

What’s also bolstering momentum for Rolls is what analysts are saying about the company. “RR [Rolls-Royce] is set to post record gains for this week as investors are buying the stock as it is way too cheap,” said Naeem Aslam, chief market analyst at AvaTrade.

robinhood penny stocks to watch Rolls Royce (RYCEY stock chart)

Robinhood Penny Stocks To Watch #5: Coty Inc.

Coty Inc. (COTY) has trended higher this month in light of a few recent events. First, COTY stock came into October roaring after a series of new analysts updates for the company. Citigroup upgraded COTY to Neutral and announced a $3.25 price target for the penny stock. Furthermore, Jefferies echoed a similar sentiment. However, it upped its rating to a Buy and gave a $4 price target on Coty. Despite this being one of the worst performing penny stocks of 2020, the company itself continues making milestones.

This week, Coty announced that it officially launched the direct-to-consumer flagship websites for Kylie Skin in the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Australia. With the face of Kylie Jenner, Kylie Skin is one of the fastest-growing and most-engaged beauty brands on social media.

Kylie Jenner commented: “I’m so excited to launch KylieSkin.com in markets across the globe. I always wanted to bring my skincare line to more consumers around the world and this will allow for an easier shopping experience and faster delivery. I’m looking forward to engaging with more customers in the UK , France , Germany , and Australia , to hear what their favorite products are and how they incorporate them into their routines.”

Thursday’s session saw a continuation in what has now become a 6-day uptrend in the penny stock. However, from a technical perspective, that 50-day moving average has continued acting as a resistance point on the chart for months. Will COTY finally be able to put that in the rearview or is a pullback coming next?

robinhood penny stocks to watch Coty Inc. (COTY stock chart)1

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Top 10 Traders to Follow on Twitter

New York (TheStreet).  There is market-moving power in a tweet. Take the fake tweet on Tuesday that sent markets into the abyss for a few minutes. Someone hacked into the Associated Press’s account and tweeted that Obama was hurt in a White House bombing; the hack was discovered and stocks pulled back up.

So why should you get on Twitter and follow traders, especially those with track records and thousands of followers?

First of all, don’t think, “Oh, not another social network to deal with, when I should be following the market!”

These tweets can help you get more profit and more fun out of trading; here are three good reasons why:

Are you convinced you need to be following a trader now? If so, then out of the hundreds of thousands of traders out there in the Twitter verse, who should you follow? Before I tell you my top 10 traders to watch on Twitter, here are some of the criteria for picking them:

Now here are 10 traders you can follow on Twitter and who have all demonstrated timely and consistent stock picks.

The first is Bryon Franzen (Bryon Franzen @ bkfviking123). He is a full-time trader with thousands of tweets to his name and some truly great trading picks. He tweets less frequently than some, but when he does, the information is valuable. He deserves many more followers.

Craig Heath (Craig Heath @Burns277) is South African born and now a Charlotte, N.C., resident. His skill is in momentum trading. He also gives practical information on stocks he has bought and that he holds for weeks to months. A must-follow for swing traders.

Nathan Michaud (Nathan Michaud @investorslive). Michaud has already posted $10,000 a day in profits. He is the quintessential day trader. Notice his thousands of followers and over 50,000 tweets, including very recent tweets. A very active trader and fun to watch.

Mark Lehman (Mark Lehman @markflowchatter) has more than 23 years of experience in the market, and already has been known to release news about stocks before the media. He has a remarkable knack of predicting events for companies before they happen. A must-follow!

Matt Busigin (Matt Busigin @mbusigin). If you are into macroeconomics and classical music, this is your guy. His constant insights into market economic reports help people to really understand them. He has inspired me to become a better economist. Both Bach and Bernanke would be proud of his tweets.

Joe Kunkle (Joe Kunkle @OptionsHawk) is an options expert. He is constantly scanning and trading stocks, figuring out which prices will move by tracking increases in the options traded for the underlying equities. A must-follow for his directional trading ability that allows him to nail many of the moves that produce profits.

Scott Redler (Scott Redler @RedDogT3Live) is a technical analyst. The more you watch him, the better you learn to chart stocks. With over 20,000 tweets and regular updates, he provides stock-charting experience and learning resources that are second to none.

@STT2318 is the “watch list king.” His tweets are primarily composed of potential plays that may be ready to pop, or tank, during the day he tweets them. Together, these tweets make a great watch list for traders to research further, all from a sound stock-charting starting point.

Paul @Super_Trades. Don’t be put off by the Superman persona. This is a small-cap, low-float, fundamentally sound, stock-picking expert. He can find stocks of legitimate companies that trade up by as much as 300% in a month. Just one example: His latest pick and my favorite was Parametric Sound (PAMT). The stock rocketed from around $9 to $22 within a month.

NYC Trader or @SZAman finds stocks that have momentum and consistently maximizes the profit from trading them. A very active trader with very consistent tweets, he is also a must-follow.

If you’ve followed several traders for a while, create your own lists of the ones that trade using similar styles — the investors, the swing traders, the day traders, and so on. This is important for understanding the approaches behind the styles, and the one that suits you best. Traders using different styles will trade stocks that have different price profiles, so you don’t want to mix it up too much.

Many active traders online tweet about what they are buying and selling, as well as their opinions about stocks. Following the right traders shortens the learning curve for trading stocks. It can also maximize results.

When two, three, or four of the 50 or so traders you follow tweet the same thing, get ready for a possible trading opportunity. Seeing the stock moves through their eyes can be a big help in earning money in a market that often has more than a few surprises in store!

Coronavirus and market crash: Why many first-time investors turn to own Trader


Markets are witnessing extreme volatility and unprecedented times, that’s keeping investors on the cautious side. But at the same time, offering opportunities to those who seek them out.  New traders like Trading Your Own Way  or csquaired.com provides some of the news coverage on alternative trading opportunities increasingly popular with audiences.

Global as well as domestic share markets have been reeling under pressure since the start of the calendar year 2020, first due to the US-China Phase 1 trade deal, and then due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak. Headline indices S&P BSE Sensex and the broader Nifty 50 index tanked 24 per cent and 26 per cent, respectively, in the last financial year 2019-20, recording their worst performance in over a decade, mainly due to the slump during February-March. Amid uncertainties in the market, sectors such as FMCG, Healthcare, Pharma and select stocks in Telecom are expected to perform well, as to a certain extent, they are cushioned against the current global events, Aamar Deo Singh, Head Advisory, Angel Broking Ltd told Financial Express Online. He also elaborates that few consumption stocks have bucked the trend but if the COVID-19 pandemic gets prolonged, consumers could cut down on their consumption requirements, which could, in turn, affect this sector as well.

Increasingly small time investors looking for alternative income streams. The US based Trading Your Own Ways is one of such examples. “Investors increasingly look for alternatives to make money in uncertain times”, said Jasminder Singh of Orient Investors. “It is not yet clear how Covid-19 and the markets play out in 2021 and what will emerge following the U.S. elections.”

Hence here is the opportunity for many small time investors who are in pursuit of their financial dream to earn income and protect their wealth. Trading Your Own Ways provides one of such avenue. Theo Kaufmann featured in CNBC in 2015 said, “that many are disappointed in Apple”, a sentiment shared by the public in today’s markets, which despite the positive rallies in the stock market carry the risk of a sudden loss of income or protracted period of income loss due to the Covid-crisis.

Theotrade co-founder Don Kaufman said he learned that the secret to making money consistently is to take advantage of strategies that benefit from volatility. “Volatility is opportunity,” he said in a discussion of why traders fail during uncertain market environments. “How you handle your risk is directly correlated to your success in the markets.”

Coronavirus and market crash: Why many first-time investors may turn to new Trader


Markets are witnessing extreme volatility and unprecedented times, that’s keeping investors on the cautious side. But at the same time, offering opportunities to those who seek them out.  New traders like Trader Your Own Way  or csquaired.com provides some of the news coverage on alternative trading opportunities increasingly popular with audiences.

Global as well as domestic share markets have been reeling under pressure since the start of the calendar year 2020, first due to the US-China Phase 1 trade deal, and then due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic outbreak. Headline indices S&P BSE Sensex and the broader Nifty 50 index tanked 24 per cent and 26 per cent, respectively, in the last financial year 2019-20, recording their worst performance in over a decade, mainly due to the slump during February-March. Amid uncertainties in the market, sectors such as FMCG, Healthcare, Pharma and select stocks in Telecom are expected to perform well, as to a certain extent, they are cushioned against the current global events, Aamar Deo Singh, Head Advisory, Angel Broking Ltd told Financial Express Online. He also elaborates that few consumption stocks have bucked the trend but if the COVID-19 pandemic gets prolonged, consumers could cut down on their consumption requirements, which could, in turn, affect this sector as well.

Increasingly small time investors looking for alternative income streams. The US based Trading Your Own Ways is one of such examples. “Investors increasingly look for alternatives to make money in uncertain times”, said Jasminder Singh of Orient Investors. “It is not yet clear how Covid-19 and the markets play out in 2021 and what will emerge following the U.S. elections.”

Hence here is the opportunity for many small time investors who are in pursuit of their financial dream to earn income and protect their wealth. Trading Your Own Ways provides one of such avenue. Theo Kaufmann featured in CNBC in 2015 said, “that many are disappointed in Apple”, a sentiment shared by the public in today’s markets, which despite the positive rallies in the stock market carry the risk of a sudden loss of income or protracted period of income loss due to the Covid-crisis.

Theotrade co-founder Don Kaufman said he learned that the secret to making money consistently is to take advantage of strategies that benefit from volatility. “Volatility is opportunity,” he said in a discussion of why traders fail during uncertain market environments. “How you handle your risk is directly correlated to your success in the markets.”

Tucker Carlson Is Working Among All Ages, Because He’s Not Supposed To

This week, it was announced that Tucker Carlson Tonight recorded the highest-rated quarter for a cable news show ever. That statistic was overlooked by Fox News detractors who claim the channel’s audience is old, dying off, and not built for the future. That has long been the narrative for the channel. No one is going to deny the channel has millions of viewers over 60. However, the data quickly debunks the notion that the channel and its hosts are not popular with the younger, key demographics. It states the opposite. 

As was the case in total viewership, Fox News led by Carlson, dwarfed the competition in the 25-54 demo.

  1. Tucker Carlson Tonight (791,000), Fox News
  2. Hannity (754,000), Fox News
  3. Special Report (668,00), Fox News
  4. The Five (655,000), Fox News
  5. The Ingraham Angle (655,000), Fox News
  6. The Story (603,000), Fox News
  7. Cuomo Prime Time (587,000), CNN
  8. Anderson Cooper 360 (568,000), CNN
  9. CNN Tonight (524,000), CNN
  10. Erin Burnett OutFront (502,00), CNN

For some context, Carlson’s average is more than what sports shows, which tend to have a younger audience, draw in total viewership.

The demographic of adults ages 25-54 is the primary focus for most advertisers. The age group is deemed impressionable to new products by cable news sponsors. If you think the viewership is backloaded, chop off the last five years and extend the criteria down to 18. Carlson won the valued 18-48 demographic by an equitable margin.

Here are a few of my thoughts:

Another loss for Twitter.

Executives are led to believe that the two demographics are highly influenced by Twitter and other social media platforms. Carlson, the media’s biggest star, provided a brutal counterpunch to that belief.

Carlson tweets once or twice a week. He sent just one tweet in the entire month of April, a month he dominated the competition in. He excels absent of the microphone his competition views as a necessity to capture the demographics he just won.

His head-to-head MSNBC competitor Chris Hayes’ timeline is updated by the minute. Hayes is beloved, retweeted, and praised. Young adults look for him to make sense of it all, the indication is. Yet, he ranks higher in total viewership, which includes all ages. He’s a lackluster 23rd overall in the younger 18-49 demo. Rachel Maddow, with her 10 million Twitter followers, is an even more influential voice online. You’d think she is the one who resonates with the younger audience. Not really. Maddow, too, ranks lower with the younger audience (12) than she does in total (6th).

Twitter is good for pushing content for bloggers and podcast hosts. It’s not time well spent for TV and radio hosts.

MSNBC has an age problem.

All of cable news dips once you take away the viewers over 60. But the concern is not with Fox News, it’s with MSNBC. In the two key demographics, MSNBC didn’t have a single show in the top 10. It had two in the top 10 among total viewership. The Carlson-led Fox News owned the first six and five spots in the 25-54 and 18-49 demographics, respectively.

MSNBC is falling far behind CNN with the younger population, as well. Seven CNN shows made the top 20 with adults 25-54; only one MSNBC show, Maddow at 11, made it. The results are similar among adults 18-49. In the top 20, CNN held a seven-to-two advantage over MSNBC.

This says the younger generation is seeking the opposite of what they are fed online. They are going to Fox News for that, and CNN for news. MSNBC is what you find on Twitter, it’s what is mistakenly provided on sports TV, and what you must say to fit in with the elites. All that sounds cushy, and it is initially. Then, the numbers come in and you find out it doesn’t work among the viewers the networks are determined to attract.

There’s a market for alternative views.

Above all else, Carlson’s success among the different demographics is a direct response to extreme thinking. High-ranking media executives have rewarded reporters, hosts, and opinionists for far-left leaning views that demand change and spark outrage. That’s what gets retweets, likes, and promotions. Far-right viewers have their places in niches that mostly exist independently. Then there’s the rest of the country who isn’t searching for partisan hacks. Carlson, over the past quarter, has been the most moderate opinionist on TV.

He is a conservative, yes. But he, unlike most in his position, didn’t do PR for the party he supports. It was he who warned Trump to take the coronavirus seriously when most conservatives were yet to fully acknowledge it. He quickly pointed out Trump’s alarming poll numbers and publicized the possibility he could lose to Joe Biden. Carlson has also been critical of the Republican party. Just this week, he said it has failed Americans who support it.

Carlson’s most controversial monologues over the past quarter likely represent what at least half of Americans, young and old, think. He’s made no excuse for pathetic rioters, he’s raised concerns about the dangers of Black Lives Matter being immune from judgment, and has questioned if defunding the police force would truly make us safer. Publicly, online and on opposing channels, these comments are offensive, racist, and despicable. Privately, they are interesting, subjective stances worth considering. It doesn’t mean they are right or wrong —that’s for you to decide. 

Carlson has even made news providing an opposing side on sports topics. That industry operates out of even more fear than the news media. 95% of the sports media made bogus excuses for their handling of the Bubba Wallace situation. Per usual, Carlson offered something different. 

“The noose you heard so much about hanging in NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace’s garage turned out to be what almost every other recent noose turned out to be: Not a noose at all. In fact it was a rope used to pull down a garage door,” Carlson said. “Yet even after we discovered this, last night on CNN, Bubba Wallace tried to keep the outrage going.”

Alternative views are particularly a refreshment to the younger demographics, who are showered in extreme thinking online. They are just trying to get through their days without getting fired or shamed. Carlson is that opposing perspective for them in the evening.

Carlson is the antithesis of what the vast majority of media is today. He’s the threat they warn you about. He’s recently been under more fire for his stance on Black Lives Matter and the nationwide riots. Hopefully, by this point in the column, you’ll know you can guess the results.

You guessed it, decision-makers, again, listened like cowards. Executives at Disney, T-Mobile, Papa Johns, and SmileDirectClub took the demands and pulled their advertisements from his show. The viewers, who the companies advertise for, did the opposite. Viewers of all ages flocked to him in record-setting numbers.

Cancel culture has many significant victories on its resume. Tucker Carlson isn’t one of them. He’s handing it a glaring defeat any way you want to measure it.

DOJ Investigating Clinton Foundation According To New York Times Report

In a bombshell new report Attorney General Bill Barr and his prosecutor, John Durham are probing the Clinton Foundation, long thought to be a corrupt slush fund for Hillary and Bill.

From the report: “Mr. Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut assigned by Mr. Barr to review the Russia inquiry, has sought documents and interviews about how federal law enforcement officials handled an investigation around the same time into allegations of political corruption at the Clinton Foundation, according to people familiar with the matter.

Mr. Durham’s team members have suggested to others that they are comparing the two investigations as well as examining whether investigators in the Russia inquiry flouted laws or policies.

It was not clear whether Mr. Durham’s investigators were similarly looking for violations in the Clinton Foundation investigation, nor whether the comparison would be included or play a major role in the outcome of Mr. Durham’s inquiry.”

The Clinton Foundation has long been rumored to be under investigation while some will consider this a political hit job if it turns into a series of indictments.

More from the report:

Mr. Durham’s focus on the Clinton Foundation inquiry comes as concerns deepen among Democrats and some former Justice Department officials that his investigation is being weaponized politically to help Mr. Trump.

Congressional Democrats last week called on the department’s inspector general to investigate whether Mr. Durham’s review was free from political influence after his top aide abruptly resigned, reportedly over concerns that the team’s findings would be prematurely released before the election in November.

The Clinton Foundation investigation began about five years ago, under the Obama administration, and stalled in part because some former career law enforcement officials viewed the case as too weak to issue subpoenas. Ultimately, prosecutors in Arkansas secured a subpoena for the charity in early 2018. To date, the case has not resulted in criminal charges.

Some former law enforcement officials declined to talk to Mr. Durham’s team about the foundation investigation because they felt the nature of his inquiry was highly unusual, according to people familiar with the investigation.

Mr. Durham’s staff members sought information about the debate over the subpoenas that the F.B.I. tried to obtain in 2016 and have also approached current agents about the matter, but it is not clear what they told investigators.

A spokesman for Mr. Durham declined to comment.

“The Clinton Foundation has regularly been subjected to baseless, politically motivated allegations, and time after time these allegations have been proven false,” the foundation said in a statement.

“There was a clear double standard by the Department of Justice and F.B.I. when it came to the Trump and Clinton campaigns in 2016,” said Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina.

Trump wants to host G-7 — and Russia — after election

President Donald Trump said Monday that he wants to host the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations after the November presidential election and still wants to invite Russia, which was kicked out of the G-7 after it annexed Crimea.

“I’m much more inclined to do it sometime after the election,” Trump told reporters at a White House briefing, adding that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the meeting could be held in person or via teleconference.

He said he told his staff on Sunday that he’d rather have the summit after the election. He said that would give everyone more time to think about the important meeting.

In June, the European Union joined a growing chorus of G-7 members insisting that Russia must not be allowed back into the fold. Trump, as host of this year’s summit, is in charge of the guest list and has said he plans to invite Russia, Australia, South Korea and India.

The G-7 members are Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. The EU, comprising 27 nations, also takes part in the meeting.

Russia was suspended in 2014 from what was then the G-8 following its invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea.

South Korea’s daily virus total drops slightly

South Korea’s new coronavirus tally has fallen below 100 for the first time in more than a month, as the country’s recent viral resurgence is gradually easing.

The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said Sunday that the newly counted 82 cases took the country’s total to 22,975 with 383 deaths.

It’s the first time for South Korea’s daily jump to fall to double digits since Aug. 13. The drop is likely partly driven by the fact that authorities conduct fewer tests on weekends than weekdays.

But even before Sunday, South Korea’s daily virus tally had been staying in the 100s for more than two weeks, after it once surpassed 400 in late August. Health officials said the downward trend was a result of stringent social distancing rules imposed on the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area. Those distancing rules were recently relaxed.

The government is urging the public not to lower their guard against the pandemic as small-scale cluster infections have been still continuously reported.