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Bitcoin’s Recovery Signals A Green Light for Investors

Just like the tigers waiting in the tall grass to strike, investors have been steadfastly waiting for an indication from the cryptocurrency market to be given the green light for another move. Now may be that time. Over the last few weeks the price of bitcoin has recovered steadily... Read More

Housing Inventory Tracking

Update: Watching existing home "for sale" inventory is very helpful. As an example, the increase in inventory in late 2005 helped me call the top for housing. And the decrease in inventory eventually helped me correctly call the bottom for house prices in early 2012, see: The Housing Bottom is Here. And in 2015, it appeared the inventory build in several markets was ending, and that boosted price increases. I don't have a crystal ball, but watching inventory helps understand the housing market. The graph below shows the year-over-year change for non...

Industrial bio-tech firm Aemetis jumps after completing environmental review

Aemetis (AMTX), an advanced renewable fuels and biochemicals company, disclosed earlier that the company achieved a major milestone by completing the key federal and state agency permitting and environmental approvals for construction of the cellulosic ethanol plant in Riverbank, California. Aemetis has received its Finding of No Significant Impact under the National Environmental Policy Act. This approval further confirms the previously received California Environmental...

Kansas City Fed: Regional Manufacturing Activity "Continued at a Solid Pace" in March

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City released the March Manufacturing Survey today. According to Chad Wilkerson, vice president and economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, the survey revealed that Tenth District manufacturing activity continued at a solid pace, and optimism remained high for future activity. “Factory activity continued to grow steadily in March,” said Wilkerson. “Firms continued to report high input and selling prices...

AIA: "Architecture billings continue to hold positive in 2018"

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is reporting an increase in architecture firm billings for February from its Architecture Billings Index (ABI), with several key segments showing an encouraging outlook for 2018. “We remain optimistic about the trends we’re seeing at architecture firms this year with the ABI continuing to show growth in February,” said AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, PhD. “We saw several major bright spots reflected in February’s data, as billings remained particularly strong at firms located...

On The Fly: Top five analyst upgrades

Catch up on today's top five analyst upgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Myriad Genetics (MYGN) upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Morgan Stanley with analyst Steve Beuchaw citing share price underperformance and improving cancer testing survey share trends. 2. FedEx (FDX) upgraded to Buy from Hold at Stifel with analyst David Ross saying he likes the company's "general earnings trajectory" following third quarter results. 3. Children's Place (PLCE) upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi with...

New Tech Could Be A Game Changer For The Lithium Sector

A new company—with a breakthrough technology—has the potential to reshape lithium production in the same way fracking reshaped oil production. In fact, as reported by USA Today, International Battery Metals’ (CSE:IBAT; OTC: RHHNF) incoming Chief Executive Officer (CEO), John Burba, was offered $325 million by Elon Musk for Burba’s previous company and its second-generation technology. A major New York investment banking firm, however, valued that company and the second-generation technology at $2.5 billion, seven times what was being offered. A deal was...

Google launches Google News Initiative to help journalism thrive in digital age

Google announced new efforts to support the media industry by fighting misinformation and bolstering journalism called the Google News Initiative. In a blog post, Google said "We need to do more... Over the past few years, we've worked with publishers to elevate accurate, quality content and stem the flow of misinformation and disinformation. On our own platforms, we're focused on combating misinformation during breaking news situations. Bad actors often target breaking news on Google platforms, increasing the likelihood that people are exposed to inaccurate content. So we've trained our systems to recognize these events and adjust our signals toward...

5 Companies Changing The Mining Industry

Lithium prices have taken off. In just a few years, a ton of lithium has increased by 300%. And while prices fell in early 2018, there's no question lithium demand will continue to grow. The answer to the huge increase in demand is simple: electric vehicles (EV) are growing in popularity, and battery-based tech, particularly in renewable energy sectors, has pushed demand for lithium up and up. The real question now is: how are lithium suppliers going to feed all this new demand Thank Tesla, of course. The EV pioneer has risen the profile of EV tech and opened up its first "gigafactory" in January 2017. But Tesla isn't alone: it only provides 30% of EVs...

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