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What they do: Acacia transforms communications networks relied upon by cloud infrastructure operators and content and communication service providers by delivering high-speed coherent optical interconnect products.

What the bulls think: Acacia has better exposure to short-range and SDN markets than do long-haul players like Infinera, and its 400G chipset widens its moat against potential rivals.

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The soybean versus corn spread has received a great deal of justifiable attention this year. The Corn to Soybeans Ratio is very important to farmers.

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Marc Cohodes has spent three decades of his career as a Wall Street short seller, which means he’s pretty good at spotting bubbles and betting against them just before they burst. The news that he was short Badger Daylighting sent the company down around 25% in last Friday’s trading session.

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Tesla, Inc. is an over-hyped, lousy company, from a financial perspective, that is destined to go bankrupt.

Tesla is a new(er) entrant into the automobile, solar and battery storage businesses.

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Demystifying Bollinger Bands [0.08]

Posted on April 15, 2017, 12:32 p.m. by Milton Financial Market Research @ [source]

How do we know if a price is right and when do we enter the trade ? Bollinger Bands consist of a center line and two price bands above and below it.

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Herbalife the sinking titanic [0.09]

Posted on April 6, 2017, 1:46 p.m. by Milton Financial Market Research @ [source]

The battle for Herbalife (HLF) is heating up once again. QTR Research most recently outlined its short thesis on Herbalife’s stock ahead of a documentary’s release, a movie about Pershing Square Capital manager Bill Ackman’s $1 billion short bet on Herbalife and his drive to expose the company as a pyramid scheme.

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The Form 8-K is a document that the Securities and Exchange Commission requires publicly-held entities to file whenever there are significant changes impacting the entity.

A “material definitive agreement” means an agreement that provides for obligations that are material to and enforceable against the company, or rights that are material to the company and enforceable by the company against one or more other parties to the agreement.

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In a 13D filing (Event Date 03/17/2017, Filed as of Date 03/27/2017) on MEETME (NASDAQ: MEET), hedge fund Harvest Capital Strategies LLC disclosed a 6%, or 4,000,000 share, stake in the company. Other notable shareholders are Dimensional Fund Advisors owning 4.065 million shares, Prospect Capital Advisors owning a total of 2.012 million shares and Lyon Street Capital owning 780k shares.

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The growth trend has been declining in many mature economies not just since the crisis, but for several decades. The structural causes of this trend of slowing growth is a subject of controversy among specialists.

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On October 13th, 2016 WINS Finance Holdings (WINS) closed at $25.22. The high was on February 8th, 2017 WINS closed at $452.

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Ben Graham, the father of value investing, once said of the stock market, “In the short run, the market is a voting machine but in the long run it is a weighing machine.” To Graham the market was like a popularity contest. Like the market, the voting machine of American opinion rendered its choice, but the results of that choice will only be known in the future as the next four to eight years unfold.

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Under the current Board’s supervision, Rent-A-Center’s shares have declined by over 75% in just over two years.

If the Board fails to act objectively and expediently for the benefit of all shareholders, Engage Capital is prepared to nominate a slate of independent director candidates at the upcoming annual meeting.

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In January, the positive catalysts affecting our portfolio continued.

In December, Globalstar received FCC approval for terrestrial use of its 2.4 GHz spectrum (“TD-LTE”).

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In January, the positive catalysts affecting our portfolio continued.

In December, Globalstar received FCC approval for terrestrial use of its 2.4 GHz spectrum (“TD-LTE”).

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Through the years I’ve accumulated a short list of quotes that express a personal view of what makes people happy. In 2003, though, central bankers had rarely contemplated the monetary policy instruments that could lower and then artificially cap interest rates.

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According to the law firm press release, the lawsuit alleges that, during the Class Period, Under Armour and certain of its officers made false and misleading statements and failed to disclose that Under Armour’s revenue and profit margins would not be able to withstand the heavy promotions, high inventory levels and ripple effects of numerous department store closures and the bankruptcy of one of its large retailers. Instead, Under Armour promoted itself as a growth company that would continue to develop and market game-changing products.

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Portfolio Manager commentary as of December 31, 2016 regarding small cap investments. All in all, it was a busier quarter than we would have expected given the strong move up in the small cap indices.

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Speech by Mr Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, at the Stiftung Marktwirtschaft: Expertentagung “5th Kadener Gespräch”, Alveslohe, 10 February 2017.

Why are interest rates so low?

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Looming debt problem in China [0.03]

Posted on Feb. 2, 2017, 1:01 p.m. by Milton Financial Market Research @ [source]

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released a report in which it increased its forecast for China’s GDP growth by 0.3 percentage points to 6.5 percent. China’s claims to be over the worst of its corporate debt problem seem to be wishful thinking.

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There is logic behind our assumption. To better understand why we use the stock price of Dun&Bradstreet to predict stock market cycles we will dive into a short introduction what Dun&Bradstreet actually is.

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