Stocks Going Ex Dividend the First Week of July   
Here is our latest update on the stock trading technique called ‘Buying Dividends,’ also commonly referred to as ‘Dividend Capture.’ This is the process of buying stocks before the ex dividend date and selling the stock shortly after the ex date at about the same price, yet still being entitled to the dividend. This technique generally works only in bull markets, and can work in flat or choppy markets, but you need to avoid the technique during bear markets.
In order to be entitled to the dividend, you have to buy the stock before the ex-dividend date, and you can’t sell the stock until after the ex date. The actual dividend may not be paid for another few weeks.
WallStreetNewsNetwork.com has compiled a downloadable and sortable list of the stocks going ex dividend in the near future. The list contains many dividend paying companies, lots with market caps over $500 million, and yields over 2%. Here are a few examples showing the stock symbol, the ex-dividend date, the quarterly dividend amount, and annual yield.




J P Morgan Chase & Co (JPM) 7/3/2017 0.5 2.22%
American Eagle Outfitters (AEO) 7/5/2017 0.125 4.31%
American Express Company (AXP) 7/5/2017 0.32 1.51%
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (BKS) 7/5/2017 0.15 8.00%
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (BMY) 7/5/2017 0.39 2.71%
Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) 7/5/2017 0.29 3.32%

The additional ex-dividend stocks can be found here at wstnn.com. (If you have been to the website before, and the latest link doesn’t show up, you may have to empty your cache.) If you like dividend stocks, you should check out some of the other high yield stock lists at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com or WStNN.com. Most of the lists are free.Dividend definitions:
Declaration date: the day that the company declares that there is going to be an upcoming dividend.
Ex-dividend date: the day on which if you buy the stock, you would not be entitled to that particular dividend; or the first day on which a shareholder can sell the shares and still be entitled to the dividend.
Monthly Dividend Stock List

Record date: the day when you must be on the company’s books as a shareholder to receive the dividend. The ex-dividend date is normally set for stocks at two business days before the record date.
Payment date: the day on which the dividend payment is actually made, which can be as long at two months after the ex date.


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          India launches new economic era with sales tax reform   

By Rajesh Kumar Singh

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India early on Saturday introduced its biggest tax reform in the 70 years since independence from British colonial rule.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) replaces more than a dozen federal and state levies and unifying a $2 trillion economy and 1.3 billion people into one of the world's biggest common markets.

The measure is expected to make it easier to do business by simplifying the tax structure and ensuring greater compliance, boosting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic credentials before a planned re-election bid in 2019.

At a midnight ceremony in parliament's central hall Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee together launched the new tax by pressing a button.

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For the first midnight ceremony in the central hall in two decades, Modi was joined by his cabinet colleagues, India's central bank chief, a former prime minister and major company executives including Ratan Tata.

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Poor implementation would deal a blow to an economy that is still recovering from Modi's decision late last year to outlaw 86 percent of the currency in circulation.

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As the GST is a value added tax, firms will have an incentive to comply in order to avail credit for taxes already paid. This should widen the tax net, shoring up public finances.

"The old India was economically fragmented," Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. "The new India will create one tax, one market for one nation."

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As Times go, I think it no great Crime to own, that now and then, when Business will permit, I love a chiruping Glass, in the Company of such Friends to whom my own may be acceptable; and the better to prevent all impertinent Chit Chat, and the little Feuds and Controversies that are too apt to arise, at present, about Dukes and Doctors, Dutch Memorials, the Changes of the Ministry, and many other epidemical Fanaticisms, that have wormeaten the Brains of the whole Nation, having a musical Genius, I am seldom unfurnish'd with some Madrigal or other, proper to preserve an innocent Mirth from the modish Incursions of State-Politicks, to which almost every Trading Citizen is become a noisy Pretender...

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          Report: Minnesota trading Ricky Rubio to Utah for first-round pick   
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Utah Jazz are finalizing a trade involving Ricky Rubio, according to reports. ESPN’s Marc Stein says Utah will send a 2018 first-round pick to Minnesota for Rubio. I'm told Minnesota will be get a 2018 first-round pound to trade Ricky Rubio into Utah cap space. @tribjazz first to report deal happening...Read More
          China open to free-trade agreement with Mexico – Xinhua news agency   

China’s Ambassador to Mexico, Qiu Xiaoqi. Photo: Reuters

China is open to negotiating a free-trade agreement with Mexico, the official Xinhua news agency reported yesterday, citing the Chinese ambassador to the country, a fillip for Mexico as it faces uncertainty over its trade deals with the US. Qiu Xiaoqi, China’s ambassador to Mexico, said China was willing to discuss a free-trade agreement, although no discussions had been held so far, Xinhua said. Qiu was speaking at an academic event in Mexico City. “If we negotiate a free-trade agreement, this will greatly favour trade exchanges between our two countries. There is no difficulty from China’s side,” he said. “Mexico is China’s second-largest trading partner in Latin America and China is Mexico’s second-largest trading partner in the world. This is a highly important relationship and we have great interest in deepening and broadening these ties.” Mexico is keen to cut its economic reliance on the US out of concern that access to its top trade partner may be restricted by the policies of US President Donald Trump, who has pledged to protect US jobs from going outside the country. China and Mexico have been strengthening ties since late last year as the US has stepped back from...
          RS2 at new 2017 high   
Following two consecutive sessions of increases, the share index trended in negative territory today with a marginal drop to 4,697.378 points largely due to the 1.4% decline in HSBC. MIA also eased minimally lower whilst RS2, Lombard and Tigne Mall trended higher. A further four equities, including BOV and Medserv, ended the session unchanged. Trading activity slowed down on the final trading day of June with just over €255,000 worth of shares changing hands. Over the week, the local equity benchmark trended 0.3% higher, mainly due to the weekly uplifts in IHI (+3%) and RS2 (+6.2%). Today, RS2 Software trended higher for the eighth consecutive trading session with a further 1.2% increase to reach yet another 2017 high of €1.72 across 10 deals totalling 38,876 shares. New bids helped the equity of Tigne Mall partially recover this week’s earlier decline as it rebounded by 7.7% today to recapture the 98c (compared to Monday’s closing price of 90c1) albeit on a single trade of 1,000 shares. The only other positive performing equity today was Lombard Bank as the equity moved 2.8% higher to regain the €2.36,5 level on volumes of 30,090 shares. On the other hand, the share price of...
          NBA Free Agency: Bulls waive veteran Rajon Rondo as team continues to rebuild   
The Bulls continue to reshape their roster after trading Jimmy Butler
          Blue Apron、上場初日は空振り――IPO価格からほぼ動かず   
 Blue Apronの株主は今頃泣いているかもしれない。もちろんこれは、彼らの商品に含まれる玉ねぎのせいではない。 会員制の食材宅配サービスを提供しているBlue… Read More
          New central bank harmony has markets changing their tune   
Stock and bonds had been trading higher on the premise that the total pot of global liquidity was still swelling despite rising Federal Reserve rates
          Industrial companies lead stock indexes mostly higher   

Wall Street closed out the final day of the second quarter with slight gains after a broad rally faded in the last few minutes of trading Friday.

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out tiny gains, while the Nasdaq composite closed essentially flat.

Industrial...


          Media Companies Irked By Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) Partnership Policies   

Media Companies Irked By Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) Partnership Policies $FB Facebook’s (NASDAQ:FB) efforts to build a library of high-end original videos are getting a shrug from some outlets that are reportedly sick of the way the company has treated them. “Media companies are like serfs working Facebook’s land,” the Chief Executive of the industry trade group Digital […]

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          Computer Software is Disrupting Traditional Industries Worldwide   

Computer Software is Disrupting Traditional Industries Worldwide $IBM, $FB, $AMZN, $GOOGL, $MSFT Software will disrupt most traditional industries everywhere in the next 5-10 years. Uber is a software tool, they do not own cars not 1, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the […]

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          Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations   

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $GOOGL, $GRUB, $MAT, $RYAAY Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations […]

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          Managed Money Said Monday, “We are not worried at all about tech”   

Managed Money Said Monday, “We are not worried at all about tech” $AAPL, $AMZN, $FB, $GOOGL, $MSFT Selling in the high flying technology sector extended to its 2nd trading day Monday, with the NAS Comp seeing it biggest 2-day loss since September 2016 The tech selling dragged down all 3 major US stock market indexes, […]

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          President Trump, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.”   

President Trump, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” $GOOGL, $FB, $AMZN, $TWTR, $YHOO President Donald Trump withdrew from Obama’s anti-American Paris Climate Agreement saying, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” The Paris Accord was one of many anti-American agreements made by the most lawless anti-American President […]

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          Value Stocks Lag Growth Stocks So Far this Year   

Value Stocks Lag Growth Stocks So Far this Year $FB, $AMZN, $AAPL, $NFLX, $GOOGL The Top 10 stocks, mostly in the tech industry, account for almost half the S&P 500’s gain of 7.7% YTD. In contrast, the S&P 500 Value Index has marks just a 2% gainer so far in Y 2017, trailing the‘Growth Index’ […]

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          Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) CEO Says Googles “Biggest Risk Is Complacency”   

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) CEO Says Googles “Biggest Risk Is Complacency” Google’s “biggest risk is complacency, not innovating, not investing,” said Ruth Porat, the CFO of parent company Alphabet at Code Con on Wednesday. It’s important that we “continue to evolve what the user experience is,” she added, emphasizing that technology companies need to keep coming […]

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          Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) HEFFX Highlights   

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) HEFFX Highlights The US has accused Google of underpaying women Google for Jobs Employs Machine Learning to Help People Find Work Google leak-hunting team put under unwelcome spotlight Google accused of threatening employees’ jobs over leaks Facebook and Google are cannibalizing journalistic content Judge rules Uber can’t use Alphabet’s Waymo technology Alphabet […]

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          Wall Street “Ready” for Busiest Earnings Week in Years   

Wall Street “Ready” for Busiest Earnings Week in Years $SPY, $XOM, $GOOGL, $AMZN, $MSFT Corporate America is set to kick off its biggest profit-reporting season in at least 10 years this week, with more than 190 members of the S&P 500 index delivering Quarterly reports, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices data. The lineup accounts […]

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          A Growing Mania in the Stock Market, I Think Not.   

A Growing Mania in the Stock Market, I Think Not. $DIA, $GLD, $USD, $GOOGL, $FB The DJIA continues rising like a “bat out of hell”.  Of the past 72 NYSE trading sessions, the Dow Jones broke above to a new all-time high in 29 of them. That’s a new all-time high in 40.2% of the […]

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          There’s Very Little Corporate Resistance to President Trump’s Travel Ban   

There’s Very Little Corporate Resistance to President Trump’s Travel Ban $FB, $GOOGL, $AAPL, $F, $GM, $GW, $JPM For the most part US corporate leaders are “mum” on US President Donald Trump’s immigration restrictions. While the leaders of Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL), Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) emailed their staff to denounce the suspension of the US refugee program and the […]

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          Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations   

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $GOOGL, $CAT, $F, $INTC, $MSFT, $WYNN Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades […]

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          Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Market Cap Tops $500-B   

Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Market Cap Tops $500-B $MSFT, $AAPL, $GOOGL Microsoft Corp.’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) market capitalization topped $500-B for the 1st time since Y 2000 Friday, after the technology giant’s stock rose following another Quarter of results that beat The Street’s expectations. Shares of the world’s biggest software company rose as much as 2.1% to 65.64, an […]

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          Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations   

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $GOOGL, $AMZN, $FB, $PYPL, $CBS Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades and […]

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          Got an Idea? Here is How to Validate It   

Got an Idea? Here is How to Validate It $AMZN, $FB, $GOOGL, $MSFT The Big Q’s : You have an idea Yes, now how do you make sure that it works, that people want to actually buy it, and would want to use your service? More Big Q’s: How do you know that you are […]

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          Early Last Year I Wrote That Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL)Tim Cook Should Be Sacked   

Early Last Year I Wrote That Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL)Tim Cook Should Be Sacked $AAPL, $GOOGL Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)penalized CEO Tim Cook for the iPhone maker’s 1st sales slump in 15 years with a 15% pay cut. Mr. Cook still did extremely well, with a compensation package valued at $8.7-M for Apple’s FY that ended on 24 September  according […]

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          IoT Google and the Connected Car   

Collaboration focuses on the next generation of connected car systems, using the Android open-source platform Google and FCA will showcase the seamless integration of Android with the award-winning Uconnect 8.4-inch connected system Android offers automakers user interface customization, a full-featured automotive infotainment stack and ability to integrate Android apps into the vehicle’s infotainment system Hands-on […]

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          Freedom of Speech and The Internet, Red Level Emergency   

Freedom of Speech and The Internet, Red Level Emergency $GOOGL, $FB In October, US President Barack Hussein Obama surrendered control over the Internet to the United Nations.  Now after the November Presidential election the main-stream media complains of “fake news” and wants to ban news sources outside the control of the corporate media. The European Union […]

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          US Dept of Transportation Wants People To Drive Their Cars   

US Dept of Transportation Wants People To Drive Their Cars $TSLA, $GOOGL, $AAPL I an the majority of automobile drivers have 3 Key problems with the new generation of apps and software which are installed in this generation of some cars. They often malfunction. They are hard to learn and use They distract the driver […]

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          How To Recognize A Fake News Story   

How To Recognize A Fake News Story $FB, $TWTR, $GOOGL 9 tips to stop yourself from sharing false information Fake news articles have increasingly become a regular happening on social media. These posts run wild across the Internet. Only later, if ever, do readers discover that the stories they shared may have been false. The […]

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          Washington’s Non-Elite Elite Were Hammered Tuesday   

Washington’s Non-Elite Elite Were Hammered Tuesday $GOOGL, $FB Biased and incompetent elite Americans polluted the Y 2016 election in the US, and they have gotten what they deserved. There were a lot of losers Tuesday, including the Barack Hussein Obama’s, Hill and Billy Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, thier staff for senior to junior, the smug, […]

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          Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations   

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $GOOGL, $BIDU, $DDS, $NKE Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations […]

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          Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) Explores a “Slow Rolling” Auction of Itself   

Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) Explores a “Slow Rolling” Auction of Itself $TWTR, $GOOGL, $CRM, $VZ, $SQ Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) has initiated talks with several technology companies to explore selling itself, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. Thus, signaling the beginning of a “slow-rolling” auction of the high-profile, money-losing social media company. For months the company […]

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          Exclusive Interview with Steve Douty President/CEO of Nexo, Inc.   

Exclusive Interview with Steve Douty President/CEO/Member of the Board of Directors of  Nexo, Inc. Nexo, Inc. (a private company) Disrupts the Movement of Big Data A New Era of Information Sharing Has Begun Last Friday I sat down with Steve Douty and to discuss the future of big file sharing, the expense and security surrounding big […]

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          Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Cultural Institute and Art Project   

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Cultural Institute and Art Project What does a cultural Big Bang look like? For Amit Sood, director of Google’s Cultural Institute and Art Project, it’s an online platform where anyone can explore the world’s greatest collections of art and artifacts in vivid, lifelike detail. Join Sood and Google artist in residence Cyril […]

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          Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) HEFFX Trading Outlook   

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) HEFFX Trading Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are moving. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 774.89. The projected upper bound is: 821.80. The projected lower bound is: […]

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          The Many Reasons to Embrace Technology   

The Many Reasons to Embrace Technology $FB, $GOOGL, $AAPL, $MSFT “The strongest force propelling human progress has been the swift advance and wide diffusion of technology.” — The Economist Some historical facts, as follows: In the year 1820, a person could expect to live less than 35 years, 94% of the global population lived in extreme poverty, […]

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          Nexo Inc. (a private company) Disrupts the Movement of Big Data   

  Nexo, Inc. (a private company) Disrupts the Movement of Big Data A New Era of Information Sharing Has Begun $AMZN, $GOOGL, $IBM, $MSFT, $ORCL This discussion is about 1.5X longer than my regular columns on innovative, disruptive, beneficial technology, and fairly technical to boot, but I believe you will all find it compelling and […]

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          Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Headed to $1000   

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Headed to $1000 ALPHABET INC A closed up 3.870 at 765.840. Volume was 96% below average (consolidating) and Bollinger Bands were 37% wider than normal. Open High Low Close Volume___ 768.840 768.970 759.090 765.840 62,375 Technical Outlook Short Term: Overbought Intermediate Term: Bullish Long Term: Bullish Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period Close: […]

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          Oliver Stone, “Pokemon Go, It is a new level of invasion”   

Oliver Stone, “Pokemon Go, It is a new level of invasion” $GOOGL, $NTDOY Film director Oliver Stone thinks the future is bleak in a world full of Pokémon Go players. “[It] is a new level of invasion,” he said of the insanely popular game while on a panel at Comic-Con Thursday, according to BuzzFeed. “It’s […]

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          American Companies Sitting on a $1.45-T+ “Cash Pile”   

American Companies Sitting on a $1.45-T+ “Cash Pile” $AAPL, $AMZN, $GOOGL, $MSFT, $INTC Corporate cash is at record high marks as increased debt is offsetting net operating cash outflows. America’s largest corporations are sitting on a historically large amount of Green Money these days. Cash and short-term investments on the S&P 500 sector companies’ balance […]

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          What Patriotic Means in Branding   

What Patriotic Means in Branding $FACU, $DIS, $KO, $T, $GOOGL, $AMZN, $F, $AAPL This Presidential election year is raising interest in and discussion about Patriotism and what it means. Most Americans believe they are Patriotic in 1 form or another, and while people react to Patriotic appeals in different ways, marketers hope that they buy […]

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          Qatar Investment Authority Acquires $2.5-B Singapore Tower   

Qatar Investment Authority Acquires $2.5-B Singapore Tower $BLK, $JLL, $GOOGL, $C The acquisition of Asian Square Tower 1 marks the largest single tower real estate transaction in Asia Pacific Sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has acquired a 43-story office tower in Singapore from US private equity firm BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) in a $2.45-B transaction. […]

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          Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations   

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $GOOGL, $RDS-A, $SXL, $PAY, $WPZ Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, […]

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          Conquering the “Fear of Failure” on the Road to Success   

Conquering the “Fear of Failure” on the Road to Success $F, $GM, $GOOGL, $IBM Browse any American business publication or website and you will find many publications on the value of making and learning from mistakes. The acceptance of failure is inherent in the American culture, a culture that celebrates the individual and each citizen’s […]

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          Dubai Police Plan to use Robots and Artificial Intelligence by 2020   

Dubai Police Plan to use Robots and Artificial Intelligence by 2020 $IBM, $GOOGL The Emirate’s police force is exploring the use of robots to perform basic policing functions Dubai Police Smart Department General Director Colonel Khalid Razooqi as saying robots could do the work of a police officer on the ground in some situations. “We […]

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          Microsoft, Facebook Agree to build High-speed Trans-Atlantic sub-Sea Cable   

Microsoft, Facebook Agree to build High-speed Trans-Atlantic sub-Sea Cable $MSFT, $FB, $GOOGL, $AMZN Thursday, US technology giants Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) announced they will jointly build a high-speed undersea cable across the Atlantic to give customers fast and reliable access to the 2 companies’ “cloud” and online services as demand grows. The new 6,600-kilometer undersea […]

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          Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) OK Google App   

Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) OK Google App Get news, weather and sports updates, and even search hands-free using your voice. The more you use the Google app, the better results you get. Transform the way you search on the go. Ask Google to help you do things: – “What are good restaurants nearby?” – “Where is […]

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          Elon Musk’s Aggressive Hype Not Enough To Save Tesla Motors   

Elon Musk’s Aggressive Hype Not Enough To Save Tesla Motors $TSLA, $GM, $F, $TM, $AAPL, $AMZN, $GOOGL For several years the Bulls and the Bears have waged war over whether the EV manufacture is an extremely overvalued novelty automaker or an undervalued tech company. The Bulls’ betting that the maker of EVs would be better […]

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          Wall Street’s Top Analysts’ Upgrades, Downgrades and Initiations   

Wall Street’s Top Analysts’ Upgrades, Downgrades and Initiations $GOOGL, $AAPL $MSFT, $ERIC, $URI Daily HeffX-LTN review Wall Street analyst research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analyst upgrades, […]

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          Ether Price Analysis: Bears Chasing Back a Bullish Price Rally   
Ether Price Analysis

Following a devastating bear market last week, several major market players saw a reversal pattern called a Double Bottom Reversal.  For reference, please check out the previous BTC-USD market analysis where an in-depth description of Double Bottom Reversals is outlined.

ETHUSD Double Bottom.pngFigure 1:  ETH-USD, 4HR Candles, Gemini, Double Bottom Reversal

The buy-back volume seemed very promising on the reversal pattern and it even saw textbook characteristics of a healthy bull rally.  However, if we take a closer look at the market move, we can see something slightly concerning regarding the health of the bull trend.  To gain some insight, let’s examine the finer points of the reversal pattern:

ETHUSD Failed Retracement.pngFigure 2:  ETH-USD, 30Min Candles, Gemini, Failed 100% Retracement

The most immediately concerning aspect of this bull run is the failed test of the 100% Fibonacci Retracement.  Typically, a healthy Double Bottom Reversal that leads to a prolonged bull run will test the 100% retracement value (sometimes several tests are required) and ultimately yield higher values as the volume supports market interest.  However, in our case, not only did this market move see a rejection of the 100% retracement line, but it also continued a trend of decreasing volume.  Decreasing volume shows the declining market interest in these high values, and it doesn’t offer much in the way of support for the bullish trend.

The second concerning element of this bull run is the retracement it is currently seeing:  The market is testing the 61% Fibonacci Retracement values which coincide with a significant level of support for this run (shown in orange).  At the time of this article, this run tested the support level three times and is now moving on to test the 61% value.  These lower values are paired with increasing spikes in sell volume.  

On the higher timescales, the MACD (an indicator of market momentum) still remains on the bullish side but is beginning to head toward bearish values.  The 4-hour MACD has flipped to bearish, and the current market doesn’t show any indication in the near future of slowing its downward climb.

In order to maintain the support at the 61% value, we will need to see an increase in buy volume to stymie the slowly descending trend we are currently witnessing.   In the coming hours/days, if the market fails the test of the 61% line, we can expect the following support levels:

ETHUSD Next supports.pngFigure 3:  ETH-USD, 30Min Candles, GDAX, Expected Support Levels Following 61% Failure

During both the previous bear run and the formation of the Double Bottom Reversal pattern, we saw levels of support/resistance at the 50% retracement values (shown in pink) and the 38% retracement values (shown in green).  A further test of those values will prove crucial if the ETH-USD markets are to remain in this pseudo-bullish trend.  Failure to see a significant increase in volume will undoubtedly lead to another bear market situation.  Given the declining volume throughout this entire reversal, at this moment I’m inclined to lean more toward a bearish outlook in the near future.  Until volume begins to pick up, the market will continue to slowly hemorrhage as market sentiment declines.

Summary:

  1. Double Bottom Reversal failed the test of the 100% retracement from the previous bear trend.

  2. Until a significant increase in volume is seen, the market will most likely continue this descending trend.

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           Not just a "second order" problem in a wider economic crisis: systemic challenges for the global trading system    
Higgott, Richard A.. (2009) Not just a "second order" problem in a wider economic crisis: systemic challenges for the global trading system. Business and Politics, Vol.11 (No.3). Article 5. ISSN 1469-3569
          Trading standards warn about 'dangerous' fidget spinners   
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          Hari Tatya by P. L. "PuLa" Deshpande   
It's been a couple of years since I translated anything by PuLa. While considering different options about what to translate next, Hari Tatya stood out as a particular appealing candidate. He is so universally identifiable. Hari Tatya - the eccentric but genial family friend with one foot firmly in the distant past that all kids have encountered growing up. Your Hari Tatya might not have been interested in history. Maybe he was into politics, or science, or even astrology. But that does not take away from the HariTatyaness of all Hari Tatyas.
Usual caveats apply - I cannot even pretend to be a good enough translator to keep most of PuLa's magic intact. But even a fraction of the essence of the character sketch should make it readable. And I have changed or omitted some references to make the essay accessible. And used contemporary phrases and expressions.

A couple of days ago, I heard someone use the phrase "irrefutable proof", and I was suddenly reminded of Hari Tatya. I had heard him say "I have irrefutable proof of this!!" hundreds of times during the course of my childhood in Mumbai. So had everyone else who knew him. So much so, that my grandma's nickname for Hari Tatya was "Mr. Irrefutable Proof". 

There was nothing surprising about his penchant for that phrase, because he is always making claims that can't be justified without irrefutable proof. The guy refuses to inhabit the present. And describes the past as if he can see it unfolding in front of his eyes. He's been like that for as long as I can remember. Obviously, I can't remember the first time I saw him. But I am sure he remembers it vividly.

"Purushottam! Come on, son! How can you not remember? It was a Saturday. Late in the afternoon. How can you not remember?"

That's how he's sure to chide me for forgetting the details of my birth.

The remarkable thing about Hari Tatya was how informally he addressed everyone, be they younger or older than him. He is the only person I ever knew who spoke to my generally feared and respected grandpa like an old chum. Of course, we knew him as grandpa's friend. But he was obviously several years younger. Because he generally treated grandpa with respect and veneration. In his own way. He never used the respectful pronoun as is the norm when speaking to elders in India. But whenever grandpa entered the room,  Hari Tatya would sit up straight. Maybe because grandpa gave him some pocket money to tide him over every month. And often provided him with seed funding for his latest entrepreneurial venture.   

No one in the family can remember exactly when this creature named Hari Tatya became a part of our extended household. My grandfather was a very generous man, and a friend to anyone who tried to be his friend. So it was difficult to predict exactly how many people he'd bring home any given evening to have dinner with the family. Of course, in those days of the big joint family, the occasional dinner guest or two didn't really bother those minding the kitchen. In those days, rice, dal, and flour for a meal were measured not by cupfuls, but by fistfuls. The dinner table was populated by not just immediate family, but also uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces, and cousins once, twice, several times removed. There was also the occasional son or daughter of a family friend studying in the city, in addition to ABC's brother-in-law and XYZ's neighbor's son-in-law. So at pretty much any meal, there were always a few unexpected guests present. I don't recall many evenings when our joint family of 12 had less than 25 plates laid out for dinner.

My grandma seemed to me like Annapoorna (the goddess of nourishment) reincarnated. Her hands were blessed with some magical touch that imparted rich flavor even on a glass of water she served. So you can imagine how tasty and welcoming any dinner table she laid out was. Hari Tatya joined our family by turning up at one such dinner table. After that, he kept turning up. He was there with us at joyous occasions. He was with us at sad moments. 

But all those years, even as I grew up and looked different every year, Hari Tatya always looked the same. A simple cotton shirt, modest dhoti, and a rarely-washed Gandhi cap. We kids referred to his style of wearing the cap as "Compass Fashion". If his nose pointed east, then the two ends of his cap seemed to align with the North-South axis, like a compass needle.   

I never had any idea what Hari Tatya did for a living. I only knew that grandpa kept helping him start some "promising new business" every few months. Grandpa had always had a dream of owning and running his own business. But his stable and respected position in society, the steady income his job brought him, and the large family depending on that income, made taking any big risks all but impossible. So he lived his entrepreneurial dream vicariously through Hari Tatya by funding Hari Tatya's ambitious albeit modestly scaled business ideas. 

I remember one monsoon season when grandpa gave Hari Tatya money to start a business selling umbrellas. For the next couple of years, everyone in the family got a new umbrella for free in the first week of June. But I doubt Hari Tatya's umbrella business was profitable any longer than an umbrella mushroom's lifespan. It seemed like grandpa was more devoted to making the umbrella business succeed. I remember he would come home from work in the evening every day and hand Hari Tatya a sheet of paper,

"Here are orders for some umbrellas. Be sure to deliver them to these addresses right away."

Then we kids would accompany Hari Tatya, brand new umbrellas stacked on our heads, making deliveries to customers that grandpa has managed to canvas during his day job. We kids usually didn't move a muscle for anyone else. We'd disappear if anyone else tried to give us a chore. But for Hari Tatya, we didn't mind looking ridiculous walking the streets with those umbrellas on our heads. We loved his company so much, we'd have walked on coals with umbrellas on our heads if he had asked us to.

Hari Tatya told us absorbing stories and taught us fascinating poems and shlokas as we accompanied him. That too at the top of his voice while walking on the street without any regard to passers by. I remember an anecdote from one of our umbrella sorties. We were all walking with those umbrellas stacked on our heads. Hari Tatya told us to put the umbrellas down, and join him on a stone bench on a street square, and regaled us with the story of Sant Ramdas.

He had a truly unique narrative style. As a result of that narrative style, for many years, we kids were under the impression that Hari Tatya, Sant Ramdas, Moropant, Sant Tukaram, Vaman Pandit, Shivaji Maharaj etc. all once lived together in the same neighborhood. Because no matter how far back in the past the event he was narrating had occurred, he effortlessly injected himself into the proceedings. The way he recounted those stories convinced us that he had seen it all unfold in front of his eyes.

"Kids, I tell you, this Ramdas, even as a kid, was quite the character! He would run away and hide somewhere. We'd keep searching, keep seeking, but couldn't find him! His mother would ask us - have you seen my little Narayan anywhere? We'd say, sorry ma'am, we have no idea. Poor woman, she'd keep looking for him all over the village."

"Once she asked the village chief - have you seen my Narayan anywhere? The village chief had the habit of pouncing on any opportunity to be arrogant. He said - Narayan? Which Narayan? There are hundreds of Narayans in this village! Mother said - Please help me, sir. My Narayan. Narayan Thosar. Have you seen him?"

"Poor lady. There were tears in her eyes. And with good reason. Tell me Purushottam, if you go missing some day. And your mother is looking for you everywhere. Won't she tear up? Tell me, Purushottam! Won't she??"

Hari Tatya would narrate this story with so much pathos, that all our eyes would moisten up as well. Then we'd start walking again to make sure the umbrellas were delivered on time. But as our hands held the umbrellas on our heads, our shirt sleeves would be busy wiping our tearful eyes as Hari Tatya continued with Sant Ramdas a.k.a Narayan Thosar's story.

"Narayan's mother was terrified! Fair good-looking little boy. I tell you guys, this Narayan looked so beautiful as a child. Positively radiant.  Plus he'd just had his threading ceremony, and wore a pearl earring. She was aghast - did those Muslim invaders kidnap him to convert him to Islam??? Oh my god!!!"

"And kids, I tell you....those damned Muslim invaders in those days....they weren't decent like Muslims we know today. No! They were just so damn #$%%*&^$#......"

And he'd unleash a barrage of expletives that any other adult would've deemed inappropriate for our supposedly innocent young ears. Maybe it's because of these expletives he let loose so readily, but to our pre-pubescent minds, Hari Tatya seemed like the epitome of valor and courage. 

"So then, hours ticked by. And soon it was afternoon. Still no sign of Narayan! Mother ran home and spread her arms in front of Lord Ram's idol. Ah, how beautiful that idol was, kids, believe me! So divine...."

And Hari Tatya folded his hands to pay respects to that imaginary idol of Lord Ram floating in the air in front of him. We all were still carrying umbrellas. But still, we did our best to twist our arms and pay our respects to the imaginary idol too.

"She said - Goddess Sita, please find me my Narayan, and I will give you an offering of my best clothes and a coconut! Mother said that, and opened the closet to take out her best clothes to offer to the goddess. And lo! Narayan was sitting in the closet!"

"Mother wailed in delight - NAAARAAYANAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!"

And Hari Tatya yelled so loudly, that everyone around us on the street stopped whatever they were doing and started staring at us.

"Mother took Narayan in her arms and said - My son, I have been looking for you all over the village. What are you doing here? .... Do you know Purushottam, what Narayan's response was?"

I shook my head.

"Yeah, well, it's difficult for you to know. How would you know? An innocent little child like you can't even imagine what the future Sant Ramdas said. Narayan said...get this, kids.... Narayan said - Mother, I was pondering the fate of the world"

"That's what he said - I was pondering the fate of the world."

Hari Tatya finished the story. He blew his nose. Then he wiped his eyes with his shirt sleeves. All us little umbrella carriers, or chhatrapatis, had no idea what to do next. Hari Tatya regained control of his demeanor and said,

"Just think Purushottam.... he was about your age. And what did he say? I was pondering the fate of the world! Unbelievable! Simply divine! Tell me Purushottam, do you have such a boy in your class? A boy who will hide in the closet? And say - I was pondering the fate of the world?? Is there? Tell me!"

I meekly shook my head.

"Yeah! So that was Ramdas! Saintly right from his childhood. I have irrefutable proof of this. He went on to become Ramdas Swami.... Sant Ramdas. But just because he was a Sant, don't think he was a softie. You should've seen him flex his muscles. The way his biceps sprang up, almost jumping out of his skin, I tell you! All he had to do was bend his arm ever so slightly, and his bicep would spring up. If you struck his bicep with an iron bar, the iron bar would bend! But Sant Ramdas would barely notice the blow. Barely...."

Hari Tatya kept staring into nothingness for a couple of minutes as if he had just seen Sant Ramdas in the flesh. He smiled a little and gradually shook his head in admiration. 

Then suddenly, as if waking up from a dream, he shook his shoulders. And in a voice completely devoid of the narration-specific baritone,  he said,

"Umm....Purushottam....tell me...Nerulkar...Nerulkar is the guy who lives around the corner from the grocery store, right? How many umbrellas has he ordered? Three, right? Let me check..."

Hari Tatya fished out the sheet from his pocket, verified the order, and led our umbrella-bearing procession to the Nerulkar residence. 

No one in that procession had yet truly returned to the present, to the real world. One kid was visualizing the full scale and strength of Sant Ramdas' legendary biceps. Another was wondering how a well-built 10 year could fit inside a 17th century closet in a poor Brahmin family's house. Yet another was promising himself that when he grew up, he'd work out so intensely that an iron bar would bend when struck on his biceps. With all these anachronistic thoughts in our minds, dreamy expressions on our faces, and umbrellas on our heads, we were helping Hari Tatya run his business.

It goes without saying that the umbrella business didn't last long. None of Hari Tatya's businesses did. The reason was obvious to me. Hari Tatya aspired to run those businesses. But his passion and dedication towards running them was nothing compared to the passion and dedication grandpa had for those businesses. But grandpa's passion and dedication was moot, since he couldn't practically quit his job. And Hari Tatya, who was supposed to run the business, usually inhabited a completely different reality.

Later, grandpa gave Hari Tatya money to start a business selling agarbattis (incense sticks). So Hari Tatya started walking around with a big bag of agarbattis hanging from his neck. Grandpa and Hari Tatya would discuss the sales of the day every evening. Often, it'd turn out that Hari Tatya had taken 1 rupee from a customer for an agarbatti pack worth 75 paise, and returned 50 paise instead of 25 paise. And on most days, the bag hanging from his neck was as full in the evening as it had been in the morning. 

But still, after all these discussions, on his way out, Hari Tatya would open the door and happily yell at us kids,

"Jai Jai Raghuveer Samartha!" 

That's a line from the Dasbodh - Sant Ramdas' treatise on spiritual and practical matters. It is particularly known among Marathi people for its guidance on practical matters, a ready reckoner for success, if you will. Hari Tatya was a man who kept quoting that practical treatise at every possible opportunity, but remained utterly and truly impractical. He never reached an appointment on time, never left an appointment on time.

Grandpa and Hari Tatya clearly loved each other, cared for each other. But they also spent several nights arguing with each other. Random corners of various rooms in our house were stacked with unsold inventory from Hari Tatya's failed ventures - from umbrellas to agarbattis to books to backpacks. Once in a while, when we eavesdropped on the arguments, what Hari Tatya said was oddly but somehow appropriately unrelated to the business at hand and more relevant to arcane Maratha history,

"Dude, I have irrefutable proof of this! Come with me to Maval right now! I can literally see where that horse Krishna's hooves landed!" 

And truly, Hari Tatya could probably see where those hooves has landed centuries ago. I often wonder if Hari Tatya's default existence was in the distant past, in the golden age of the Maratha empire. The odd occasion when he acknowledged the 20th century was probably like a dream to him.

"So there we all were. Standing in the royal court with Shivaji Maharaj on the throne. And they brought in the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor. Oh wow! She was absolutely gorgeous! A true beauty if I ever saw one! And as the victorious king, Shivaji Maharaj had the right to have his way with her. She was his for the taking. She was so damn beautiful, I tell you guys! And her flawless milky white complexion! She was at least 6 times as fair as this girl Yami everyone thinks is so fair. And I'm not making this up, boys. I have irrefutable proof of this!"

When I was a kid, our neighbor Yami Gokhale was the benchmark of fair complexion. She had the whitest skin we ever saw. The Gokhales were the only Konknastha Brahmin family in our neighborhood, and Konknastha Brahmins are reputed to have fair/white skins. The rest of us were mainly Deshpande-Kulkarni types with wheatish-to-dark skins. Hari Tatya himself was as dark as the iron pillar in Delhi. So when he said "6 times as fair as this girl Yami", we had genuine trouble imagining how fair the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor must have been. But Hari Tatya had no trouble embellishing his story.

"We were all standing there, staring, admiring her beauty. Maharaj himself was stunned by her beauty..... tell me kids.... Maharaj who???"

We had all memorized the answer to this question thanks to several prior lessons from Hari Tatya,

"GoBrahminPratipalakKshatriyaKulavatansaChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaj!!!"

We kids yelled out the official complete title for Shivaji as if we were orderlies in the Maratha court of the 1600s. When we said this correctly, Hari Tatya regally looked at us with an expression of pride and humility, as if he were Shivaji himself!

"Well done, boys! So anyway....where was I?"

"6 times as fair as Yami" one of us piped up.

"Okay, you idiot. Who was 6 times as fair as Yami?"

"The wife of Kalyan's vanquished governor."

"WIFE????????" Hari Tatya screeched.

We all took a step back.

"You idiot! Where did his wife come from? There in Kalyan, the vanquished governor is splayed out dying, yelling YA ALLAH! YA ALLAH!"

And Hari Tatya laid down on the ground with his limbs flailing in the air, invoking the Koranic almighty.

"He is dying! His wife is next to him, crying! The one they brought to Shivaji Maharaj's court was his beautiful daughter-in-law!" 

"6 times as fair as..."

"YES!" Hari Tatya thundered, "Will you stop obsessing over Yami, for crying out loud?"

The boy looked away and Hari Tatya continued,

"So we were all staring at this exquisite beauty that was the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor. And Maharaj was looking at her too. Oh, and how handsome Maharaj himself looked, I tell you, boys! Eyes like an eagle. Sharp straight nose. Thick flowing beard. Rich well-defined sideburns....."

Whenever Hari Tatya narrated a story about Shivaji Maharaj, this effusive description of his appearance was bound to turn up sooner rather than later. As soon as Hari Tatya mentioned the sideburns, we'd complete the remaining description -

"...the regal crown on his head, the divine Bhavani sword at his waist, a pearl necklace hanging against his chest, a tilak on his forehead....."

When we completed this description, Hari Tatya looked at us all with an expression of genuine bliss and satisfaction.

"Well done, boys!" Hari Tatya nodded and continued, "So Maharaj said to the beauty - betaa, pardaa nikaalo, darney ki koi baat nahin (Child, take off your veil. There is no need to be afraid.)"

All of us had heard the story of the daughter-in-law of Kalyan's vanquished governor dozens of times. But every time, this particular line was delivered in Hindi for some reason.

"So that beauty raised her veil. Maharaj looked at her. And said - Wow! Goddess Bhavani has made you extremely beautiful!"

Because of Hari Tatya's numerous renditions of this story, all us kids grew up assuming that the job of making someone beautiful had been assigned to Goddess Bhavani. In fact, we were so convinced of it, that for many years afterwards, whenever I saw a beautiful woman, I'd think to myself - Goddess Bhavani has done a good job on her!

"Maharaj then said - If my mother had been as good looking as you, then maybe I too would have been good looking! Hearing this, I swear you Purushottam, that lady was so touched, tears started flowing from her eyes. Then Maharaj gave her a sari as a gift, and respectfully sent her back to Kalyan, untouched and unmolested. That's how wise and decent our Maharaj was!"

Just as Hari Tatya finished narrating the story, grandpa showed up. Suddenly, Hari Tatya's demeanor changed, and he earnestly said,

"Listen Purushottam, tomorrow morning, we must leave really early to sell those agarbattis, understand? Later on, the streets get so crowded, that it's difficult to move about!"

Of course, all us kids understood the sudden change in Hari Tatya. In fact, we had an unspoken arrangement with him, in which, if we saw grandpa approaching, we would quietly tell Hari Tatya about it.

This arrangement worked great when we were kids. But kids don't always stay kids. They grow up.

We grew up too. Lost our wide-eyes innocence, and developed a healthy sense of cynicism and sarcasm. We went from revering Hari Tatya to poking fun at Hari Tatya. Once we started making fun of the guy, we realized that grandma had been doing it for ages. If he occasionally turned up late for dinner, grandma would say,

"Oh, you still haven't had dinner, Hari Tatya?? When you didn't show up at the usual time, I thought Shivaji Maharaj insisted you stay over at his palace for dinner!"

Hari Tatya would say nothing.

"Or maybe at Peshwa Bajirao's table tonight.... in a silver plate!"

I don't think the ridicule mattered to Hari Tatya. In fact, I am sure that in his mind, he really had dined with Shivaji Maharaj thousands of times. Once he entered the idyllic world of the past, he completely immersed himself in it. 

Once, our entire family went to Pune for a function. Hari Tatya came with us. For him, Pune, steeped in Maratha history, was Valhalla. Not only did he come with us, but he took all us kids for several walks around the city all week, and all but recounted the history associated with every tiny rock we encountered.

When Hari Tatya took us to the bare spartan innards of the historic Peshwa palace Shanivaarvaada, he told us the story of Peshwa Narayanrao's murder. And of course, he ran around the place yelling,

"UNCLE!! SAVE ME!! UNCLE!! SAVE ME!!"

Be it the reign of Shivaji or the reign of Peshwas, this man was always there. 'How was Hari Tatya present at every historic event related to the Maratha empire in the 17th, 18th, and 19th century?' - was a question we never asked ourselves when we were children. And when we grew up, although we poked a little fun at him, we never asked him that uncomfortable question to force him to confront the fact that his fantasy world was just that - a fantasy.

Hari Tatya led us through the streets of Pune, reliving several processions full of elephants and horses. His eyes had apparently seen the first ever public Ganpati, in Kasba. He didn't just know the details of everything that went on at Lal Mahal; he could even identify the window from which Shaistekhan was hanging when he lost his fingers to Shivaji's sword. 

"And the bugger went to the Mughal emperor Delhi and greeted him with his chopped up fingers!" Hari Tatya told us with ill-concealed glee, "The emperor said to Shaistekhan - Sir Uncle, where are your fingers? Khan said to the emperor - that bastard Shivaji, that rat of the hills, he cut them off! Imagine that! This no-good Shaistekhan called Maharaj a bastard! That damn #$%%@#$$#@@@..."

Hari Tatya, in the presence of us kids, fired at Shaistekhan a colorful expletive of such unbridled hostility, that if the Khan had heard it, he would've presented his hands to Hari Tatya and said, "if you want, cut off my remaining fingers, but please, stop with the profanity!"   

Hari Tatya often turned up when least expected. Similarly, he often disappeared when least expected. On Chaturthi (a holy night for Marathis), if Hari Tatya didn't show up for dinner, even grandma would wonder,

"Where the heck is Hari Tatya? Has he gone to Panipat to wage another ill-advised war?"

Hari Tatya was sorely missed on every holy occasion that he didn't show up, solely for his flair at leading aarti (public prayer). He knew hundreds of of aartis. He seemed to know by heart the aarti for every god and goddess in the Hindu pantheon. When a shirtless Hari Tatya, with tilak on his forehead would start the aarti of the Dashaavtaars in his booming voice, everyone's hands instinctively came together in devotion. And when I say his voice boomed, I mean it! Even the person holding the pooja plate would put it down, probably worried about it vibrating because of the voice.

"AAAARTI SAPREM JAIJAI VITTHAL PARABRAHMAAAA....PHAKTA SANKATI NANAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA...."

When that "AAAAA" started, all us kids would have bets on who could keep going the longest without stopping for breath.

"PAACHAVE AVATAAR PARICHE DAADHI TISTHASI.....SAHAVAA AVATAAAR..."

By the time he was halfway through the 10 avatars, Hari Tatya's own delirious avatar was worth marveling over. We kids would get caught up in the fervor too. Whenever Hari Tatya became engrossed in the aarti, his right eye developed an odd squint. On such occasions, we kids would turn our back on the holy idols and stare at the divine Hari Tatya instead.

"PINDYA PATAKAA...VAISHNAV NAACHATI..."

At this line, he'd spin on the spot a couple of times. We kids would spin too.

"CHANDRABHAAGE MADHYE SNAAN KARITI"

I can still picture the imaginary dip he would take in the imaginary holy river at this line.

Towards the end of the aarti, his voice got even louder at the DEVAAAA.... and of course, all us kids would join in. That was the only moment in the whole year when we had a license to scream as loudly as we wanted. That's what made Hari Tatya so special to us kids - in his company, we could be what we wished we could be all the time.

Today, after remembering Hari Tatya after all these years, I can't help but get a little choked up. Dozens of people of all ages, appearances, and backgrounds came to visit grandpa when I was growing up. I can remember some of them well, can't even picture the faces of many others. But no one was as memorable as Hari Tatya.

When Hari Tatya walked into the compound of our house, he'd first stop and talk to us kids playing in the yard, and only then go greet the adults. He was popular not only among the kids in my family, but also other kids in the neighborhood, who had no compunctions in calling out his name when they saw him,

"Hariii Taatyaaaaaa!"

Hari Tatya would acknowledge the kid who had called out his name and do his best to entertain. He'd pretend to jump up and down like a monkey, make funny faces, march around like a drummer boy until everyone was laughing. He'd stop whatever he was doing to entertain kids.

Sometimes he'd do this when he was walking with grandpa, engaged in some serious discussion about their latest business venture. Grandpa would discover that he was talking to fresh air, and Hari Tatya had stopped several steps back to make faces at some kid. On such occasions, grandpa scolded him in public, asked him to behave like a grown-up.

But grandpa did love Hari Tatya a lot, like a brother. I never fully understood why the bond between them was so strong, because you couldn't find two men more unlike each other. But the bond was strong. If grandma made some special dessert, grandpa would always remind her to set some aside for Hari Tatya. Not that grandma needed any reminders. She cared about him too. Often she'd tell other women in the kitchen to make sure there's enough food set aside for "that old crow Hari Tatya" in case he dropped by.

Hari Tatya resembled a crow in many ways. When he moved his gaze, he moved not just his eyes, but even his neck, like a crow does. His eyes had a slight squint, like crow's eyes. But his squinted gaze had seen a lot of things that others with a normal gaze missed. He had seen Shivaji's coronation, the third battle of Panipat, the Buradi Ghat skirmish...

"Even if we die, we'll keep fighting on!" Hari Tatya, down on the ground in our front yard with  limbs flailing, hollered Dattaji Shinde's dying words.

Even today when I read Dattaji's tragic death, I see him as Hari Tatya in my front yard. Over the years Hari Tatya got me intimately acquainted with Shivaji, Tanaji, Tukaram, and everyone of any importance in Maratha history.

I never really liked history lessons at school, nor did I fully understand them. School history was infested with dates that had to be memorized. Hari Tatya's history wasn't tangled in the cobwebs of distant dates; it was as alive as he was. And he brought it to life for me.

As a child when I made my first trip to Pune, I was surprised not to see Shivaji or Sambhaji Maharaj there. When the train passed through the Sahyadris, I hoped to catch the glimpse of the Marathi army crossing the hills in full battle gear. Hari Tatya's refusal to think of history in past tense had rubbed of on me. His tendency to inject himself into any event and narrate in first person made it seem like all those events had occurred just before Hari Tatya came to our house.

People often personify History when they say things like "History will remember", "History will note", "History tell us", and so on. Today I realize that the "I" in Hari Tatya's stories was never meant to be Hari Tatya himself, but that personification of History.

"All us soldiers on Sinhagad were terrified by the enemy's swollen ranks, and started running away from battle, when Suryaji stood in our way. WAIT, he shouted at us, I HAVE CUT OFF THE ROPES THAT WE USED TO CLIMB UP. Well, what could we do? There was no way to run. So we turned around and joined the battle again. A sword through an enemy's throat, a spear through another's stomach, we kept going!"

"Tanaji had already been martyred. Shelarmama was wounded, but still fighting. I tell you, Purushottam, I have never seen a man bleed as much as Shelarmama did that night. His clothes were completely red. But oh, when he finally landed a blow on that Udaybhaan.... that was all it tok. Udaybhaan was flat on his back. Soon the tide turned, and we had won. We lit up the signal torches. Shivaji Maharaj saw our signal and reached Sinhagad in an hour."

"When he learned that Tanaji had died, Maharaj started bawling like a baby! Like a baby, I tell you! He said in a broken voice - "I got my gad (fort) back, but I lost my sinha (lion)". Oh, the plaintive voice when he said it, I swear to you Purushottam, I couldn't bear to hear it. I had never and have never since heard Maharaj sound like that. And I have irrefutable proof of this. Not making it up. Even the stones on Sinhagad melted at the intensity of Maharaj's sorrow. That's how Maharaj was. Which Maharaj?"

"GoBrahminPratipalak........" we'd break into our well-rehearsed chant.

As time went by, my childhood too became history. Most of the elders in the family passed away. The house also aged. Maintaining the yard became too much of a hassle, so it was tiled. The little flower garden was gone, as were grandpa, grandma, and dad. I lost touch with most other members of the family as well. There was no way to always keep in touch with Hari Tatya.

Once in a while, the clock turns back, and in the broken glasses of the old house's windows, I see countless reflections from my childhood. Occasionally the scent of an agarbatti, or the first drop of rain on a new umbrella makes me think of Hari Tatya. And his voice starts echoing in my head.

That man, no relation of mine, gave me more than most of my close relatives ever did. He'd take us kids high in the open skies of fantasy on his wings of history. Bring to life everyone from history. He made sure that the roots of the tiny saplings that were our childhoods were buried deep in a glorious past. Hari Tatya never gave us snacks or candy that money could buy, but instilled in us a sense of pride for our heritage that no treasure in the world can.

He strengthened our tiny wrists with the character of the past. I never realized it then, but can see the true value of his efforts now. Those wrists don't always turn the way they are supposed to. But Hari Tatya instilled in us the confidence that if need be, they can turn the course of history.

Now Hari Tatya himself is part of history. Old age made him a shadow of his former self. It was much later, during his last and eventually fatal bout of illness, that I learned Hari Tatya had a grown-up son. He worked in some trading firm in East Africa.

In those final days, when I went to meet him, I couldn't bear to look at what old age had done to him. He was almost fully blind. As he laid there looking weak, his shriveled body didn't even cover half the bed. I sat next to him.

"Hari Tatya, it's me Purushottam."

"Oh Purushotam! Great!" he smiled in the direction of my voice, "As you can see, I am now Surdas! So how have you been? You're in Delhi these days, right?"

"Yes."

"Ah, never got to see Delhi."

"Why don't you come with me?"

"There's no use now. I may be able to visit Delhi, but won't be able to see it, which is the whole point. No, I'll just admire it in my mind."

Hari Tatya felt silent. I felt tempted to gather all my childhood friends, including the 1/6th fair Yami Gokhale, and holler,

"GoBrahminPratipalakKshatriyaKulavatansaChhatrapatiShivajiMaharaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaj!!!"

Maybe it would have brought life back to his eyes, put some meat on his bones, and maybe he'd have said,

"I tell you, Purushottam! We were all standing there dumbfounded in the court at Delhi. And Sadashivrao Bhau was chipping away at the golden throne! With his bare hands! Pieces of gold flying all around, as the rest of us watched, unable to move!"

Come to think of it, Hari Tatya didn't need to see Delhi for all this. Whatever he had seen of history, he hadn't seen with the eyes he lost to old age. I spent several hours with him and left, aware that this might be the last time I get to meet him.

A few days later, Hari Tatya's obituary appeared in the newspaper with the cliched salutations and praises - affectionate, kind, loved by all, etc etc. As I read the obituary, I realized it didn't even come close to capturing the essence of the man. It was the first and last printed record my old childhood friend, who usually lived in the distant past, having any contact with the present. All it did was offer "irrefutable proof" that a man called Hari Tatya had existed in our times.
  

          Come diventare un trader migliore   
E’ possibile diventare un trader migliore? Molti principianti si chiedono se è possibile migliorare per riuscire a ottenere risultati migliori quando si fa trading. La risposta è sì, non solo è possibile diventare un trader migliore ma è anche un processo tutto sommato facile. Ecco qui come si può fare a diventare un trader migliore.
          Etoro truffa?   
Alcuni lettori ci hanno chiesto se eToro truffa. Rispondiamo subito: eToro (clicca qui per il sito ufficiale) è uno dei migliori broker forex (e per trading online in generale) disponibili attualmente in italiano e probabilmente è anche uno dei migliori broker a livello mondiale. E’ un broker assolutamente sicuro, autorizzato e regolamentato dalla CONSOB quindi
          Il social trading funziona?   
L’interesse per il social trading cresce ogni giorno di più e sono sempre di più gli italiani che si dedicano a questa interessante forma di trading online. Da parte nostra, abbiamo già scritto questo articolo dedicato proprio al social trading. Oggi vogliamo approfondire l’argomento, chiedendoci se e quando il social trading funziona davvero. Lo spunto
          Il miglior conto per il trading online   
Il trading online è un’attività conveniente e redditizia se si adoperano gli strumenti giusti: lo strumento più importante per guadagnare con il trading online è il conto di trading. Molti aspiranti trader rimangono profondamente delusi dal trading on line perché scelgono il conto in una maniera sbagliata e perdono, di conseguenza, dei soldi. Altri invece
          Info- Trend Trading For A Living and Trend Trading For A Living   
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          Trump’s Revised Travel Ban Goes Into Effect Tonight   

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          Any micromounters want to trade completed micromounts at the September Denver mineral show? (no replies)   
Hello,

I will be at the Denver Gem and Mineral Show this September. If there are any micromounters who will be going to the show, I would enjoy seeing other people's micromounts and or trading.

Also, if anyone knows a good micro-mineral collecting locality within a few hours drive of Denver, I'm all ears.

Thanks!
Mark
          FORMULA WON: Senior Programmatic Sales Executive   
£30,000 Basic + Bonus and Bens: FORMULA WON: Programmatic advertising is a key priority for this client. Reporting to the Head of Programmatic Trading they are looking for a Senior Sales Execu... London (West), London (Greater)
          Could Jimmy Butler trade join historic draft day deals in changing course of NBA history?   

The Bulls trading three-time All-Star Jimmy Butler to the Timberwolves on draft night has the potential to alter NBA history.


          Blue Apron just fell below its IPO price on its second day of trading   
Blue Apron shares slipped below their IPO price on Friday, a shaky start for the meal-kit delivery company.
          Blue Apron’s stock falling below IPO price 'a big surprise' to investors   
On the heels of Blue Apron Holdings Inc.'s initial public offering this week — and with its stock price dipping on its second day of trading — industry pros are chiming in on the meal-kit delivery company. Their reaction has been, for the most part, one of shock. "Blue Apron’s IPO pricing has been a big surprise to existing investors as it is roughly 35 percent below originally expected pricing," Rohit Kulkarni, managing director and head of research for San Francisco-based SharesPost told…

          Nifty Prediction : (+/-) 0.4% movements expected in Nifty | Trade with care   
Daily Forecast – Share Market – June – 30th, 2017 (+/-) 0.4% movements expected in Nifty | Trade with care Jupiter and Sun are in lead, with support of Moon, Mars, Rahu, Ketu and Mercury. Indications are clear that market is trying to regain its position. Rahu and Ketu will always show ups and downs during the day. Seven planets are active, this day will again be active with many segments. Petroleum, financial institutions, Transport – includes air-transport, shipping, IT (may be medium or others too), communication, entertainment, sports and infrastructure, power, cement, automobile and tyres etc. Indications are again that many segments will be in movements. So, trade with the wind. I feel day may again show ups and downs. Nifty may show movements in the range of 9560 to 9470. Trade wisely. Indian Currency Indian Rupee may trade in between 64.50 to 65.00 per USD. Please like my Facebook page @ https://www.facebook.com/AnoopAstroSutra. ** Before investing or trading please check technical aspects also, it’s a reading based on planetary movements.Filed under: Share Market Tagged: astrology, Currency Prediction, Nifty Prediction, sensex prediction, stock market prediction
          SUPER BOMBERMAN R Reveals Team Battles, New Maps, Characters and More!   
SUPER BOMBERMAN R Reveals Team Battles, New Maps, Characters and More! Sydney, 30th June 2017 – Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. today announced new content for Super Bomberman R, including new team battles, maps, characters and more. These items can be unlocked in the game shop using earned free gems. Super Bomberman R reveals the following content: Team Battles – Players can create their own teams to battle against other players from around the world. Once all other team colours have been wiped out, the last team standing declares victory. Set 3-team or 4-team battles, as well as 1v4 to create the ultimate challenge! 4 New Maps for Battle Mode: Plain Floor – A large open space in the middle of the stage creates an intense battle Desert Fort – Strategically manoeuvre between moving red tiles to win Classic Conveyor Belt – The well-known conveyor belt from past series is back! Panic Factory – Covered mostly with conveyor belts, this stage creates a chaotic battle 3 New Characters – Pyramid Head, Simon Belmont and Vic Viper join the battle, each with a special ability: Pyramid Head Bomber from Silent Hill: Defeat your enemies instantaneously when in contact Simon Belmont Bomber from Castlevania: Draw in bombs and characters from far away Vic Viper Bomber from Gradius: Super-fast movement New Accessories Snowflake Series Item Series Super Bomberman R launched globally in March 2017, exclusively for the Nintendo Switch™, marking a fitting return for the beloved multiplayer series. All key Bomberman elements return for the new title as players guide their Bomberman around maze-like areas using timed bombs to open walkways and take out opponents within timed sessions. In Super Bomberman R, up to eight players can compete locally or online in the competitive ‘Battle’ mode, or up to two players can work cooperatively in ‘Story’ mode to clear stages in order to save the galaxy. For more information, please visit us at: www.konami.com/games/bomberman. About Konami Group KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION covers the fields of “Digital Entertainment Business”, “Health & Fitness Business”, “Gaming & Systems Business” and “Amusement Business”. KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988 and the London Stock Exchange in 1999. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment and its products, please visit https://www.konami.com.
          Chicago Bulls release point guard Rajon Rondo   
Chicago made another major move to signal the team is in full rebuild mode, releasing Rajon Rondo a week after trading Jimmy Butler.
      
 
 

          Pipefitter (Journeyman) - Strike - Dawson Creek, BC   
Fall protection, Bear awareness, gas monitor training, confined space, AWP trading tickets considered an asset....
From Strike - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:04:20 GMT - View all Dawson Creek, BC jobs
          Labourer - Strike - Dawson Creek, BC   
Fall protection, Bear awareness, gas monitor training, confined space, AWP trading tickets considered an asset....
From Strike - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:04:11 GMT - View all Dawson Creek, BC jobs
          Apprentice Pipefitter - Strike - Dawson Creek, BC   
Fall protection, Bear awareness, gas monitor training, confined space, AWP trading tickets considered an asset....
From Strike - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:04:15 GMT - View all Dawson Creek, BC jobs
          Commercial Transportation Mechanic - Stewart Mechanical & Fabricating - Dawson Creek, BC   
Or hand in person to 8302 Trading Post RD, Dawson Creek, BC V1G 4K8. Must have minimum 5 years experience....
From Indeed - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:24:42 GMT - View all Dawson Creek, BC jobs
          Credit Risk Analyst - Powerex Corp. (Permanent) - BC Hydro - British Columbia   
Assess creditworthiness of an entity and recommend appropriate credit limits for trading. Counterparties, supported by analysis of financial statements and...
From BC Hydro - Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:54:47 GMT - View all British Columbia jobs
          Credit Risk Analyst - Powerex Corp. - BC Hydro - British Columbia   
Assess creditworthiness of an entity and recommend appropriate credit limits for trading. Counterparties, supported by analysis of financial statements and...
From BC Hydro - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 03:51:55 GMT - View all British Columbia jobs
          REGISTERED NURSE, PRIMARY CARE (CASUAL) - Northern Health - British Columbia   
It is steeped in fur trading history, dating back to the late 1700s and the days of Alexander Mackenzie and the North West Company....
From Northern Health - Sun, 04 Jun 2017 05:13:34 GMT - View all British Columbia jobs
          Senior Account Executive- Writing - Newell Brands - Alberta   
Analyzes geographic territory and trading markets, customer requirements and competitive activities to develop sales plans aimed toward achieving individual...
From Newell Brands - Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:49:19 GMT - View all Alberta jobs
          Manager, Regulatory Supervision - CIBC - Alberta   
Trading and Account Supervision. CIBC is a leading Canadian-based global financial institution....
From CIBC - Tue, 30 May 2017 16:22:03 GMT - View all Alberta jobs
          Baker Hughes shareholders OK GE deal, closing date set   
Shareholders of Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) have overwhelmingly approved the Houston-based company’s combination with GE Oil & Gas. As such, the deal is expected to close July 3, Baker Hughes and Boston-based General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) announced June 30. Baker Hughes shares will continue to trade on the NYSE until the market closes on July 3. The combined company will be called Baker Hughes, a GE company, and shares will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol…

          Institutional Sales, Global Equity Derivatives - Société Générale - Canada   
We also offers an energy trading portal for our clients, giving them access to energy futures &amp; options, and OTC swaps....
From Société Générale - Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:49:53 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Sales Representative - Heritage Office Furnishings - Canada   
Prospect and identify new leads through internet research, lead trading, networking and follow up. Are you looking for an opportunity where you’re in control of...
From Heritage Office Furnishings - Mon, 12 Jun 2017 22:30:26 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Administrateur / Ingénieur UNIX - Société Générale - Canada   
Experience in high frequency trading environments and a deep understanding of low latency and HPC systems. Server administration and engineering....
From Société Générale - Wed, 07 Jun 2017 08:51:22 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Two local biotechs raise $131M in IPOs, but hit choppy waters   
Cambridge cancer drug developers Mersana Therapeutics and Aileron Therapeutics are trading below their offering prices this week, even as investor confidence in the industry remains strong.

          Retail Sales and Trading - PI Financial Corp - Canada   
This is not a proprietary trading position. The successful candidate will be an experienced, licensed trader who is able to provide accurate, efficient and...
From PI Financial Corp - Fri, 02 Jun 2017 19:25:48 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Chairperson - Governor in Council Appointments - Canada   
Canada is a trading nation, and international trade makes a significant contribution to Canada’s economic well-being.... $230,800 - $271,500 a year
From Governor in Council Appointments - Tue, 28 Mar 2017 22:44:46 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Senior Account Executive- Eastern Region-Consumer & Commercial Solutions - Newell Brands - Nova Scotia   
Analyzes geographic territory and trading markets, customer requirements and competitive activities to develop sales plans aimed toward achieving individual...
From Newell Brands - Thu, 11 May 2017 19:45:34 GMT - View all Nova Scotia jobs
          Senior Server Side Developer - Core Java - Citi - Canada   
Understanding of financial markets and equity trading is desirable. Yes, 10 % of the Time....
From Citi - Fri, 30 Jun 2017 10:48:29 GMT - View all Canada jobs
          Family Physician - Lumsden Medical Clinic - Lumsden, SK   
Located close to Last Mountain Lake, Lumsden draws from a large trading area including Regina Beach, Craven, Bethune plus acreages and cottages surrounding the...
From Indeed - Sat, 24 Jun 2017 16:45:10 GMT - View all Lumsden, SK jobs
           How major US stock market indexes fared on Friday    
The major U.S. stock indexes finished mostly higher Friday after a broad rally faded in the last minutes of trading as Wall Street closed out the final day...
           Industrial companies lead US stock indexes mostly higher    
Wall Street closed out the final day of the second quarter with slight gains after a broad rally faded in the last few minutes of trading Friday.The Dow...
          Tekmodo Inds Inc. (TEKXF: Grey Market) | Symbol Change   
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 12:00 - Tekmodo Inds Inc. (TEKXF: Grey Market) - Symbol Change - The symbol, TEKXF, is no longer a valid symbol for Tekmodo Inds Inc.. As of Fri, Jun 30, 2017, the new trading symbol is TEKXD. You may find a complete list of symbol changes at otcmarkets.com.
          Critical Outcome Technologies, Inc. (COTQF: OTCQB) | Symbol Change   
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 12:00 - Critical Outcome Technologies, Inc. (COTQF: OTCQB) - Symbol Change - The symbol, COTQF, is no longer a valid symbol for Critical Outcome Technologies, Inc.. As of Fri, Jun 30, 2017, the new trading symbol is COTQD. You may find a complete list of symbol changes at otcmarkets.com.
          Uniserve Communications Corp. (USSHF: Grey Market) | Symbol Change   
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 12:00 - Uniserve Communications Corp. (USSHF: Grey Market) - Symbol Change - The symbol, USSHF, is no longer a valid symbol for Uniserve Communications Corp.. As of Fri, Jun 30, 2017, the new trading symbol is USSHD. You may find a complete list of symbol changes at otcmarkets.com.
          Blue Water Petroleum Corp. (BWPC: OTC Pink No Information) | Symbol Change   
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 12:00 - Blue Water Petroleum Corp. (BWPC: OTC Pink No Information) - Symbol Change - The symbol, BWPC, is no longer a valid symbol for Blue Water Petroleum Corp.. As of Fri, Jun 30, 2017, the new trading symbol is BWPCD. You may find a complete list of symbol changes at otcmarkets.com.
          RemSleep Holdings, Inc. (RMSL: OTC Pink Current) | Symbol Change   
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 12:00 - RemSleep Holdings, Inc. (RMSL: OTC Pink Current) - Symbol Change - The symbol, RMSL, is no longer a valid symbol for RemSleep Holdings, Inc.. As of Fri, Jun 30, 2017, the new trading symbol is RMSLD. You may find a complete list of symbol changes at otcmarkets.com.
          Africa Hydrocarbons, Inc. (KNPRF: Grey Market) | Symbol Change   
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 12:00 - Africa Hydrocarbons, Inc. (KNPRF: Grey Market) - Symbol Change - The symbol, KNPRF, is no longer a valid symbol for Africa Hydrocarbons, Inc.. As of Fri, Jun 30, 2017, the new trading symbol is KNPRD. You may find a complete list of symbol changes at otcmarkets.com.
          Medisun Precision Medicine Ltd. (ACXA: OTCQB) | Symbol Change   
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 12:00 - Medisun Precision Medicine Ltd. (ACXA: OTCQB) - Symbol Change - The symbol, ACXA, is no longer a valid symbol for Medisun Precision Medicine Ltd.. As of Fri, Jun 30, 2017, the new trading symbol is MPME. You may find a complete list of symbol changes at otcmarkets.com.
          Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (PBIOD: OTCQB) | Symbol Change   
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 12:00 - Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (PBIOD: OTCQB) - Symbol Change - The symbol, PBIOD, is no longer a valid symbol for Pressure BioSciences, Inc.. As of Fri, Jun 30, 2017, the new trading symbol is PBIO. You may find a complete list of symbol changes at otcmarkets.com.
          Uniserve Communications Corp. (USSHF: Grey Market) | Splits   
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 12:00 - Uniserve Communications Corp. (USSHF: Grey Market) - Splits - Effective Fri, Jun 30, 2017, USSHF: Grey Market engaged in a rev split. As a result of the split, shs decreased by 1 for 2.5 split. Due to the split, USSHF is no longer valid. The new trading symbol is USSHD. You may find a complete list of splits at otcmarkets.com.
          Tekmodo Inds Inc. (TEKXF: Grey Market) | Splits   
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 12:00 - Tekmodo Inds Inc. (TEKXF: Grey Market) - Splits - Effective Fri, Jun 30, 2017, TEKXF: Grey Market engaged in a rev split. As a result of the split, shs decreased by 1 for 2.5 split. Due to the split, TEKXF is no longer valid. The new trading symbol is TEKXD. You may find a complete list of splits at otcmarkets.com.
          RemSleep Holdings, Inc. (RMSL: OTC Pink Current) | Splits   
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 12:00 - RemSleep Holdings, Inc. (RMSL: OTC Pink Current) - Splits - Effective Fri, Jun 30, 2017, RMSL: OTC Pink Current engaged in a rev split. As a result of the split, shs decreased by 1 for 20 split. Due to the split, RMSL is no longer valid. The new trading symbol is RMSLD. You may find a complete list of splits at otcmarkets.com.
          Africa Hydrocarbons, Inc. (KNPRF: Grey Market) | Splits   
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 12:00 - Africa Hydrocarbons, Inc. (KNPRF: Grey Market) - Splits - Effective Fri, Jun 30, 2017, KNPRF: Grey Market engaged in a rev split. As a result of the split, shs decreased by 1 for 20 split. Due to the split, KNPRF is no longer valid. The new trading symbol is KNPRD. You may find a complete list of splits at otcmarkets.com.
          Critical Outcome Technologies, Inc. (COTQF: OTCQB) | Splits   
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 12:00 - Critical Outcome Technologies, Inc. (COTQF: OTCQB) - Splits - Effective Fri, Jun 30, 2017, COTQF: OTCQB engaged in a rev split. As a result of the split, shs decreased by 1 for 10 split. Due to the split, COTQF is no longer valid. The new trading symbol is COTQD. You may find a complete list of splits at otcmarkets.com.
          Blue Water Petroleum Corp. (BWPC: OTC Pink No Information) | Splits   
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 12:00 - Blue Water Petroleum Corp. (BWPC: OTC Pink No Information) - Splits - Effective Fri, Jun 30, 2017, BWPC: OTC Pink No Information engaged in a rev split. As a result of the split, shs decreased by 1 for 20 split. Due to the split, BWPC is no longer valid. The new trading symbol is BWPCD. You may find a complete list of splits at otcmarkets.com.
          Friday's ETF with Unusual Volume: LRGF   
The iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF (LRGF) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Friday, with over 628,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 152,000. Shares of LRGF were up about 0.2% on the day.
          Industrial companies lead stock indexes mostly higher   

Wall Street closed out the final day of the second quarter with slight gains after a broad rally faded in the last few minutes of trading Friday.

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out tiny gains, while the Nasdaq composite closed essentially flat.

Industrial...


          Friday's ETF Movers: ITB, XBI   
In trading on Friday, the iShares US Home Construction ETF (ITB) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 1.5% on the day. Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of PGT Innovations (PGTI), up about 4% and shares of NVR (NVR), up about 2.4% on the day.
          Friday Sector Laggards: Apparel Stores, Biotechnology Stocks   
In trading on Friday, apparel stores shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 1.4%. Helping drag down the group were shares of Destination Maternity (DEST), down about 30.1% and shares of Stein Mart (SMRT) down about 5.8% on the day.
          Friday Sector Leaders: Specialty Retail, General Contractors & Builders   
In trading on Friday, specialty retail shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 1.2%. Leading the group were shares of West Marine (WMAR), up about 33% and shares of Ominto (OMNT) up about 3.8% on the day.
          XLY, EZJ: Big ETF Outflows   
Looking at units outstanding versus one week prior within the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, the biggest outflow was seen in the Consumer Discretionary Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLY), where 4,050,000 units were destroyed, or a 2.9% decrease week over week. Among the largest underlying components of XLY, in morning trading today Amazon.
          ITOT, KSA: Big ETF Inflows   
Comparing units outstanding versus one week ago at the coverage universe of ETFs at ETF Channel, the biggest inflow was seen in the iShares Core S&P Total US Stock Market ETF (ITOT), which added 13,700,000 units, or a 8.5% increase week over week. Among the largest underlying components of ITOT, in morning trading today Apple (AAPL) is up about 0.5%, and Microsoft (MSFT) is higher by about 0.8%.
          S&P 500 Movers: MU, NKE   
In early trading on Friday, shares of Nike (NKE) topped the list of the day's best performing components of the S&P 500 index, trading up 8.9%. Year to date, Nike registers a 13.9% gain.
          Nasdaq 100 Movers: MU, FAST   
In early trading on Friday, shares of Fastenal (FAST) topped the list of the day's best performing components of the Nasdaq 100 index, trading up 1.8%. Year to date, Fastenal has lost about 7.8% of its value.
          Dow Movers: DD, NKE   
In early trading on Friday, shares of Nike (NKE) topped the list of the day's best performing Dow Jones Industrial Average components, trading up 9.1%. Year to date, Nike registers a 14.1% gain.
          Thursday's ETF with Unusual Volume: FRAK   
The Unconventional Oil & Gas ETF (FRAK) is seeing unusually high volume in afternoon trading Thursday, with over 122,000 shares traded versus three month average volume of about 32,000. Shares of FRAK were up about 1.6% on the day.
          Thursday's ETF Movers: XOP, SOXX   
In trading on Thursday, the SPDR S&P Oil & Gas Exploration & Production ETF (XOP) is outperforming other ETFs, up about 1.2% on the day. Components of that ETF showing particular strength include shares of Continental Resources (CLR), up about 5% and shares of PDC Energy (PDCE), up about 5% on the day.
          Thursday Sector Laggards: Semiconductors, Manufacturing Stocks   
In trading on Thursday, semiconductors shares were relative laggards, down on the day by about 3.3%. Helping drag down the group were shares of Everspin Tech (MRAM), down about 10.4% and shares of Emcore (EMKR) off about 9.1% on the day.
          Thursday Sector Leaders: Oil & Gas Exploration & Production, Oil & Gas Equipment & Services   
In trading on Thursday, oil & gas exploration & production shares were relative leaders, up on the day by about 1%. Leading the group were shares of Halcon Resources (HK), up about 7.3% and shares of Erin Energy (ERN) up about 7.1% on the day.
          IWM, SYG: Big ETF Outflows   
Looking at units outstanding versus one week prior within the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, the biggest outflow was seen in the iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM), where 9,350,000 units were destroyed, or a 3.3% decrease week over week. Among the largest underlying components of IWM, in morning trading today Kite Pharma (KITE) is down about 0.6%, and Gramercy Property Trust (GPT) is lower by about 0.7%.
          IEFA, RFDI: Big ETF Inflows   
Comparing units outstanding versus one week ago at the coverage universe of ETFs at ETF Channel, the biggest inflow was seen in the iShares Core MSCI EAFE ETF (IEFA), which added 20,000,000 units, or a 4.5% increase week over week. Among the largest underlying components of IEFA, in morning trading today NXP Semiconductors (NXPI) is off about 0.5%, and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (TEVA) is up by about 0.4%.
          Rig Streak Ends, Oil Price Streak Maintains - What Does It All Mean?   
The 23-week long rise in the U.S. rig count ended on June 30, as the price for WTI rose for the sixth straight trading session. Both provide bullish signals to the markets even as other, more bearish signals persist.
          Where Were The Vapers?   
I find this truly staggering from ASH. They had a stall this week at The Chartered Trading Standards Institute conference and were giving out information about e-cigs. So who did they invite to do it?


Erm, why didn't they invite some vapers?

Tobacco control, especially ASH, have no real idea about e-cigs whatsoever. The extent of ASH's knowledge is so bloody piss poor that they lobbied ferociously in favour of Article 20 of the TPD which - in their own parlance - will kill hundreds of thousands of people.

Now, I happen to know that ASH know very many perfectly capable vapers who could have given some great insights into e-cigs at this event, far better than anything Breathe2025 could possibly have done.

It would also have been a very good opportunity for Trading Standards Officers to meet vapers first-hand and hear truly expert testimony as to how unduly harsh enforcement of the TRPR could have some dire unintended consequences for both freedom of choice and public health.

So why did ASH not ask the vapers that they know very well, and speak to very often, to come along to this conference? I'm pretty sure they would have jumped at the opportunity.

A bit whiffy, isn't it? 

           US STOCKS-Nike lifts S&P, Dow; biotechs limit gains on Nasdaq    
By Ankur Banerjee and Anya George TharakanJune 30 (Reuters) - The S&P and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were higher in early afternoon trading on...
           US STOCKS-Nike lifts Dow, S&P; tech stocks weigh on Nasdaq    
By Ankur Banerjee and Anya George TharakanJune 30 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were higher in late morning trading on...
          (Columbus, GA) Inland M1 Carbine with extras - $ 800   
New production Inland M1 Carbine, never fired and comes with two stocks.  The paratrooper folding stock and the standard Monte Carlo stock, also comes with oiler, sling, three magazines, four magazine dust covers, two belt mag pouches, original box and all paperwork. If you're the guy who's been emailing me about trading an arsenal, check your spam folder for my responses. 
          (Charlotte) Remington 700 Sendero SF II in 300 Win Mag - $ 1,050   
Like new Remington 700 Sendero 2 in 300 Win Mag. 26" stainless fluted barrel. Only 12 rounds through it.  HS Precision stock with palm swell. Dednutz one piece scope mount. 

Interested in trading for a Remington 700 5r Gen 2, FN PS90 or Beretta Silver Pigeon. May be interested in others as well.

Please email if interested. Thanks!
           US STOCKS-Wall Street slightly higher as tech stocks recover    
By Ankur Banerjee and Anya George TharakanJune 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were slightly up in early trading on Friday after tech stocks appeared to recover...
          Sales-Trading Data Integration Developer - Eagle Professional Resources - Toronto, ON   
2 years Familiarity with dependency management (preferably Nexus, Maven, Gradle); Eagle is currently seeking a Sales-Trading Data Integration Developer for a...
From Eagle Professional Resources - Sat, 17 Jun 2017 02:37:01 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Sr. Java(Spring) Developer (Sales-Trading Data Integration) - Si Systems - Toronto, ON   
6 Months Downtown Toronto *Brief Role Description* • Developer to work on *data aggregation projects* and *build business intelligence sales tool* for the
From Indeed - Fri, 16 Jun 2017 21:13:34 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Java- Sales-Trading Data Integration Developer (Vendor System) - Si Systems - Toronto, ON   
Familiarity with dependency management (preferably Nexus, Maven, Gradle). 6 Months Contract....
From Indeed - Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:53:51 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Once Again, Break Up the Banks   
Et tu, Jamie Dimon? The embarrassing announcement of a large trading loss at J. P. Morgan has brought the issue of bank regulation back to the fore.J. P. Morgan’s announcement was particularly shocking because Morgan was one of the few banks to emerge from the financial crisis with its reputation intact, or even enhanced. In Fool’s Gold, Gillian Tett’s narrative of the financial crisis, she singled out J. P. Morgan and its CEO for praise. Supposedly, although Morgan traders had invented some of the synthetic credit instruments that were at the center of the financial crisis, the bank had behaved
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          Cómo hacer trading con MetaTrader 4: Funcionalidades básicas   
La plataforma con la que invertimos es importante, ya que no es lo mismo hacer trading desde una plataforma fácil de usar e intuitiva, que en una compleja donde te cueste realizar ordenes, ver gráficos, o encontrar indicadores. La plataforma MetaTrader 4 es una plataforma muy usada y con mucha popularidad entre los traders, y es quizás su simplicidad la que la convierte en una plataforma.
          Chicago Bulls release point guard Rajon Rondo   
Chicago made another major move to signal the team is in full rebuild mode, releasing Rajon Rondo a week after trading Jimmy Butler.
      

          (IT) Senior Developer (Java, ION) - Front Office   

Rate: £600 - £700 per day   Location: London   

Senior Developer - Java, ION, FIX, Shell, TCL, WebSphere, MQ, Agile, Front Office, Trading. Rate: £600-£700 per day Duration: 6 months Location: City of London Start date: ASAP/1 month This is a great opportunity for an experienced Front Office Java Developer to join a leading Investment Bank based in the City. You will be part of the Front Office Solutions department that providing quantitative technology services. The team collectively provide the requisite level of support to cover all asset classes and technologies. The successful candidate will work with high-performing Front Office technology functions on change projects to upgrade the banks E-commerce trading platforms, integrate new software with existing platforms and prepare the bank for MIFID compliance. Responsibilities Take project ownership for coding, testing and releasing code into a production environment. Integrating a new trading platform with ION, pricing contributions of products to external venues and electronic execution. Ensure that high volume products are routed via STP to internal downstream systems. Develop, test and release software into a Front Office production environment Skills Strong Java, and at least one of ION or FIX (both preferred) Integration experience with ION will be highly regarded Knowledge and experience of source control, continuous integration and agile processes Required: basic knowledge of trade flows and price contributions to E-commerce platforms (eg. Bloomberg) Desirable: strong knowledge of trading platforms, products and front-to-back trade life cycle Desirable: Shell Scripting (eg. TCL or similar), experience with WebSphere and MQ Desirable: Knowledge of banking regulations and regulatory requirements Understanding of financial products and front-to-back processes Experience in development methodologies agile
 
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Tom Ricucci
Advertiser: Empiric Solutions
Email: Tom.Ricucci.24C5A.DC7C5@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP/1 month
Reference: JS

          (IT) Java Tech Specialist/Developer/Engineer   

Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland   

Java Tech Specialist/Developer/Engineer This is a challenging and exciting opportunity to work within a leading banking environment and work closely with a Front Office business unit. The quality trading is now enhancing our leading position in the financial market. The successful candidate will play a key role in that success and be part of a large group of high calibre developers. The successful candidate must be able to operate with a high level of self-motivation and produce results with a quick turn around on key deliverable's. Key Responsibilities: Requirements analysis and capture, working closely with the business users and other technology teams to define solutions. Development of the Electronic Execution applications and components, as part of a global development effort. Liaison with support and development teams. Third line support of the platform during trading hours. Applying Equities financial product knowledge to the full development life cycle. Defining and evolving architectural standards; promoting adherence to these standards. Technical mentoring of junior team members. Knowledge and Experience: Strong Java Background Unix/Linux OO programming Good relational database experience Working SQL knowledge We have both permanent and contract positions available so please do not hesitiate to apply If you apply for this role, our thanks for your interest. However, due to high level of applicants expected we are unable to respond to every one. Therefore, if you have not heard from Eurobase People within 5 working days, then, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. Eurobase People are acting as an Employment Agency.
 
Type: Unspecified
Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland
Country: UK
Contact: Adam Cohen
Advertiser: Eurobase People
Email: Adam.Cohen.F5223.39364@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS-TS

          (IT) Senior Java Engineer - Dublin   

Rate: Euros 500 +   Location: Dublin   

Financial Services Powerhouse client of mine is looking to add 2 Senior Engineers to their team to work on a large scaling platform which has 20,000 users. They are looking to implement and add new tools to their platform to ensure that their business and trading platforms are up to the level that enables their business to grow 3 fold this year. Paying excellent daily rates and chance to joining a team in which is at the forefront of my clients innovation centre. What they are looking for: -At least 5 years of experience in delivery of innovative software solutions (Java) -Experience migrating enterprise grade solutions to cloud offerings -Solid Application development background with a focus on Java, in an enterprise environment -Experience setting up large scale CI/CD pipelines -Familiarity with software development tools such as: JIRA, Confluence, SVN, Artifactory and others -Experience with continuous integration Servers (TeamCity, Jenkins) -Experience with virtualization solutions (vRealize) -Experience working with containers (Docker) -Ability to partner with senior stakeholders both in the team and across teams -Dedicated self-starter, ability to drive a team and its contribution Skills that would be advantageous to have: -Maven/Gradle/MSBuild/cmake -Apache/Tomcat skills -Grails/Groovy -Track record on Linux Java application debugging and tuning -Work experience in large multinational corporations -Familiarity with agile methodologies Contact Brendan (see below)
 
Rate: Euros 500 +
Type: Contract
Location: Dublin
Country: Ireland
Contact: Brendan Hennessy
Advertiser: Stelfox Ltd
Email: Brendan.Hennessy.3712A.B45A6@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JS

          (IT) Commodities VB.NET C# Developer - Investment Bank   

Rate: Up to £560 per Day   Location: London   

Commodities VB.NET C# Developer - Investment Bank Development experience is in VB.NET C#/ideally with SQL server Java/Oracle good to have, but looking for a developer who doesn't mind mixing within C#, Java, SQL. Jack of all trades! Business knowledge in Finance would be good, and Commodities Derivatives knowledge highly desirable.VB.NET/C# essential Java a very nice to have, and the willingness to be prepared to mix things up a bit on the development side.University degree in any quantitative discipline (math, computer science, engineering).To develop and support a Legacy platform project will last 18 24 months. The successful candidate will join the Commodities Derivatives development team, working within the Energy Trading development and support sub-team. Team provides liquidity and market-making services across commodity markets to a large and diversified base of clients worldwide. Products include Base and Precious Metals, Oil, European and North American Power and Natural Gas, Coal, Emissions and Agricultural Commodities. The business works in close partnership with CIT in order to scale up system architecture, advance trading functionality, integrate new business areas, implement new models and improve post-trade processes. Candidate must also be, oganised and delivery-focused, with attention to detail Articulate in their verbal and written communication with all types of project stakeholders: colleagues, users, management, etc. Be accountable, ie taking full ownership of their allocated tasks Adlam Consulting operates as an Employment Agency & an Employment Business
 
Rate: Up to £560 per Day
Type: Contract
Location: London
Country: UK
Contact: Adlam Consulting
Advertiser: Adlam Consulting Ltd
Email: Adlam.Consulting.51DC8.E2434@apps.jobserve.com
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: JSADL02736

          Baker Hughes shareholders OK GE deal, closing date set   
Shareholders of Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) have overwhelmingly approved the Houston-based company’s combination with GE Oil & Gas. As such, the deal is expected to close July 3, Baker Hughes and Boston-based General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) announced June 30. Baker Hughes shares will continue to trade on the NYSE until the market closes on July 3. The combined company will be called Baker Hughes, a GE company, and shares will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol…

          One Network Enterprises Delivers Transportation Now On-Demand Transportation Management Solution for Midsize Companies   

As the next evolution of the proven One Network Demand Driven Logistics Solution, Transportation Now represents an affordable, turnkey solution aimed at small to midsize business owners. The on-demand transportation management solution covers inbound and outbound transportation activities for both enterprise and external trading partners, and is available via the Internet on low-cost monthly subscription basis. This on-demand transportation system provides the enhanced visibility and execution needed for business owners to lower costs while improving service.

(PRWeb September 08, 2010)

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          Stocks end mostly higher to book best half-year gains in years   

U.S. stocks closed modestly higher Friday after trimming gains in the last few minutes of trading. But steep losses in technology and health-cares stocks earlier in the week resulted in poor weekly performance for the S&P 500 and Nasdaq. The S&P 500 rose 3.71 points, or 0.2%, to 2,423.41, but ended the week 0.6% lower. Over the month, the large-cap index gained 0.5% and advanced by 2.6% over the past quarter. The index is up 8.2% year to date, its best half-year performance since 2013. The Dow Jones Industrial Average advanced 62.60 points, or 0.3%, to 21,349.63, ending the week 0.2% lower. The blue-chip index gained 1.6% over the month, 3.3% over the quarter and 8% over the first half of the year. The Nasdaq Composite index reversed earlier gains to close 3.93 points, or 0.1%, lower at 6,140.42. The tech-heavy index booked a 2% weekly and 0.9% monthly loss after recent selloffs in technology stocks. Among biggest gainers this week, Nike Inc. rallied 11.6%, much of the gains coming on Friday.

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          Oil settles sharply higher to trim year-to-date loss    

Oil prices settled higher Friday, with a sharp gain in the last few minutes of trading lifting them above $46 a barrel for the first time in more than two weeks. Data from Baker Hughes [s:bhi] released Friday showed the first decline in the number of active U.S. oil rigs in 24 weeks, raising expectations that domestic production will slow. August WTI crude tacked on $1.11, or 2.5%, to settle $46.04 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Year to date, prices have still lost more than 14%.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


          Baker Hughes data show decline in U.S. oil-rig count for the first time in 24 weeks   

Baker Hughes on Friday reported that the number of active U.S. rigs drilling for oil declined by two to 756 rigs this week. That marked only the second time the weekly oil-rig count fell this year. Oil-rig numbers had climbed for 23 weeks in a row. The total active U.S. rig count, which includes oil and natural-gas rigs, also fell by one to 940, according to Baker Hughes. Oil prices extended their gains following the data, with August West Texas Intermediate crude up 68 cents, or 1.5%, at $45.61 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange for the session. It was trading at $45.50 before the data.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


          Wheat prices rally toward a more than 1-year high   

Wheat futures prices were poised Friday for their highest finish in more than a year after the U.S. Department of Agriculture lowered its acreage estimate for U.S. wheat plantings. "Total U.S. wheat planted acres were estimated slightly lower than the March 31 planting intentions and pre-report trade estimates," Steve Kahler, chief operating officer at Teucrium Trading LLC, told MarketWatch. "More importantly, the current 45.7 million acre estimate for U.S. wheat plantings is the lowest area on record since 1919," he said. The drought conditions in the Northern tier states will remain the focus for the market, with "moisture making or breaking this year's spring wheat crop," he said. September wheat was up 21 cents, or 4.2%, at $5.17 a bushel. A settlement around this level would be the highest for most-active contract since June 2016.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


          Tintri shares trading above issue price after valuation cut   

Shares of Tintri Inc. were trading above the company's $7 issue price Friday morning as the stock made its debut on the Nasdaq. Tintri priced its offering at the low end of its $7 to $8 range Thursday, after seeing its price range slashed from the $10.50 to $12.50 it previously expected. Tintri raised about $60 million in the offering. Morgan Stanley & Co., Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Pacific Crest Securities were the lead underwriters on the offering.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


          Blue Apron shares slump to fall below issue price, bucking average IPO return trends   

Shares of Blue Apron Holdings were slumping 4% Friday morning to trade below the company's IPO price in the stock's second day of trading. Blue Apron priced its offering at $10 a share and opened and closed at $10 Thursday after oscillating between $10 and $11 throughout the day. Blue Apron shares were trading around $9.74 Friday morning. The average first-day return for IPOs so far this year has been 8% to 9%, according to Renaissance Capital, a manager of IPO-focused ETFs. In the second quarter of the year, 25.5% of IPOs had a negative first-day return, higher than the first quarter which saw 20% of deals with a negative first-day return. IPOs in the fourth-quarter of 2016 fared worse, with 36.7% bringing in a first-day negative return. Overall returns were strong for the second-quarter, with 68.1% trading above issue price at the end of the quarter.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


          VW Win Century, Inc. Heads to $2   

VW Win Century, Inc. Heads to $2 This bid with a top of $2 this looks ready to tank, there has been some distribution to retail buyers that will turn ugly in the near term. Overall, the bias in prices is: Toppish Short term: Prices are stalling Intermediate term: Prices are trending lower Note: this […]

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          Kraft Heinz partners with upstate NY cooperative on plant facility, maintains 125 jobs   

Kraft Heinz Co. said Friday that it will sell its cheese plant in Campbell, NY to the Upstate Niagara Cooperative, but will invest in improvements and maintain 125 jobs at the facility. The food company has entered into a co-packing agreement with the cooperative. The deal is expected to close in the next 30 to 60 days. Kraft Heinz will invest $3 million to $5 million for upgrades to the plant and Kraft Heinz says the staff roster could grow to 150. Kraft Heinz shares are up 0.2% in premarket trading, but are down 3.1% for the past year. The S&P 500 index is up 15.3% for the last 12 months.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


          Flash storage company Tintri Inc prices at low end of price range   

Flash storage company Tintri, Inc. priced its initial public offering at $7 a share late Thursday, the low end of its already slashed price range, to raise about $60 million. The company had cut its range to $7 to $8 a share earlier on Thursday, down from its previously expected range of $10.50 to $12.50. The $7 share price gives the company a public market capitalization of $215 million, a deep cut from the $785 million private valuation reported by the Silicon Valley Business Journal. This week Blue Apron Holdings also saw its price range cut to $10 to $11 from its previous range of $15 to $17. Blue Apron priced at $10 and opened and closed Thursday at 410. Tintri shares are expected to start trading Friday on the Nasdaq under the symbol "TNTR." Morgan Stanley & Co., Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Pacific Crest Securities were the lead underwriters on the offering.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


          Parkway to be bought for $1.2 billion by CPPIB, a 13% premium   

Parkway Inc. announced Friday a deal to be acquired by Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) for $1.2 billion. Under terms of the deal, Parkway shareholders will receive $23.05 for each of the real estate investment trust's shares they own, a 13% premium to Thursday's closing price of $20.38. CPPIB's bid per share consists of $19.05 plus a $4.00 special dividend to be paid prior to the closing of the deal, which is expected to take place during the fourth quarter of 2017. Parkway's stock was inactive prior to a trading halt for news. It has lost 8.4% year to date, while the SPDR Real Estate Select Sector ETF has gained 4.8% and the S&P 500 has climbed 8.1%.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


          Camping World Holdings to operate Gander Outdoors and Overton's stores after Gander Mountain bankruptcy   

Camping World Holdings Inc. said Friday that it will operate nearly 60 Gander Outdoors and Overton's brand locations that it acquired earlier this year from Gander Mountain, which filed for bankruptcy in March. At that time, Gander Mountain put its 160 stores up for sale. Camping World Inc., a subsidiary of Camping World Holdings, alongside a group of firms, bought the company's assets for about $400 million, The Wall Street Journal reported. Camping World chairman Marcus Lemonis said at the time that the company would keep as many of its stores as possible. The company's original goal was to hang on to 70 stores, Lemonis said in the Friday release, but decided to keep 57 that demonstrated they "have a clear path to profitability." The stores span across states including Wisconsin, New York, Texas, Michigan and Florida. Camping World expects to announced additional locations after it decides which stores to expand. Camping World shares are unchanged in Friday trading, but down 5.6% for the year so far. The S&P 500 index is up 8.1% for 2017 to date.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


          Warren Buffett can make a $12 billion profit from his $5 billion investment   

Warren Buffett is a great example of how the rich get richer, as his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. can make a quick $12 billion with the $5 billion he invested nearly 6 years ago, a 240% gain. And that doesn't include interest. Berkshire said earlier Friday that it will exercise warrants to buy 700 million Bank of America Corp. common shares at $7.142857, for $5 billion. At current prices, with the stock trading up 0.9% at $24.53, the stake would be valued at $17.17 billion. Berkshire had acquired the warrants in August 2011 as part of its deal to invest $5 billion in Bank of America by purchasing 6% preferred stock, at a time when the bank was struggling in the aftermath of the financial crisis. The stock had tumbled 45% in a year, and had hit a 3 1/2-year low a day earlier. Berkshire said it would use the $5 billion it used the $5 billion in preferred stock to pay for its common stock purchase. Bank of America's stock has soared 83% over the past 12 months, while Berkshire shares have climbed 17% and the S&P 500 has rallied 15%.

Market Pulse Stories are Rapid-fire, short news bursts on stocks and markets as they move. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news.


          Boston Celtics: Five Perfect 2017 NBA Free Agency Targets [Opinion]   

5 free agency fits for Boston.

Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics are viewed as the most competitive team in the Eastern Conference for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers to deal with. They are fresh off of a run to the Eastern Conference Finals last season, but they are a piece or two away from being a serious threat to knock the Cavaliers off.

Free agency is a major key for teams that are a piece or two away from championship contention. Boston is one of the top free agency destinations this offseason and are expected to sign at least one star. Ainge also seems interested in trading for a star, as the Celtics have been linked with Indiana Pacers superstar Paul George.

While the Celtics could acquire George, there are a few free agents in particular that are perfect fits for them.

All of that being said, which five players would be ideal pickups in 2017 NBA free agency? Let’s go ahead and dive in.

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          Weekend Reading: Want Some Volatility With That?   
Over the last couple of week’s, volatility has certainly picked up. As shown in the chart below, stocks have vacillated in a 1.5% trading range ever since the beginning of...
          Sales-Trading Data Integration Developer - Eagle Professional Resources - Toronto, ON   
2 years Familiarity with dependency management (preferably Nexus, Maven, Gradle); Eagle is currently seeking a Sales-Trading Data Integration Developer for a...
From Eagle Professional Resources - Sat, 17 Jun 2017 02:37:01 GMT - View all Toronto, ON jobs
          Sr. Java(Spring) Developer (Sales-Trading Data Integration) - Si Systems - Toronto, ON   
6 Months Downtown Toronto *Brief Role Description* • Developer to work on *data aggregation projects* and *build business intelligence sales tool* for the
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          Java- Sales-Trading Data Integration Developer (Vendor System) - Si Systems - Toronto, ON   
Familiarity with dependency management (preferably Nexus, Maven, Gradle). 6 Months Contract....
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          Industrial companies lead stock indexes mostly higher   

Wall Street closed out the final day of the second quarter with slight gains after a broad rally faded in the last few minutes of trading Friday.

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out tiny gains, while the Nasdaq composite closed essentially flat.

Industrial...


          U.S. CFTC reaches first non-prosecution deal with ex-Citigroup traders   
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission struck its first-ever non-prosecution deal with three former traders from a unit of Citigroup on Thursday, in what could signal part of a broader new enforcement strategy to win cooperation from Wall Street. The country's top derivatives regulator said three former traders, Jeremy Lao and Shlomo Salant of New York and Daniel Liao of Japan, had all cooperated with the CFTC into its investigation of illegal "spoofing" - a manipulative trading tactic in which traders create the false appearance of market interest by placing orders and then immediately cancel them. The CFTC had previously fined Citigroup $25 million in the case, which involved spoofing of U.S. Treasury futures. That was the first time a bank had been charged with spoofing since the CFTC won broad new powers in the 2010 Dodd-Frank law to go after the practice. In March, the CFTC also filed civil charges against two other traders in connection with the case, ordering them
          Lawsuit over Deutsche Bank's Russia trades dismissed - U.S. judge   
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit accusing Deutsche Bank AG of concealing major deficiencies in its anti-money laundering controls, even as it allowed "mirror trades" to launder money out of Russia as part of a $10 billion trading scheme. U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres in Manhattan on Wednesday said investors who bought the German bank's securities in the United States failed to specify how Deutsche Bank materially misled or intended to mislead them about its controls. Though the 158-page complaint offers "evidence that the bank's anti-money laundering and know-your-customer procedures were deficient at identifying the mirror trades, statements concerning the adequacy of the bank's internal controls are not actionable," Torres wrote. The proposed class-action case was brought on behalf of Deutsche Bank investors, led by Andrei Sfiraiala, from Jan. 31, 2013 to July 26, 2016. Their lawyer Jeremy Lieberman said in an email that the investors intend to appeal, and that
          $200K In Sports Cards Stolen From St. Paul Business   
Someone stole hundreds of vintage sports trading cards from a business in St. Paul.
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          Transfer window frenzy provides a buzz but it does football no good | Jonathan Wilson   
The lust for buying and selling players is all-pervasive but it favours the rich, stifles tactical experimentation and hampers youth development

Even after the exposure of familiar failings by familiar opponents at a familiar stage of the Under-21 European Championship, a rosy glow remains about English youth football. World champions at under-20 level, victors in the Toulon tournament, finalists in the European Under-17 Championship and semi‑finalists in the European Under‑21s, we have never had it so good. Call this generation golden and prepare for the bitter retrospectives when they have won nothing in a decade and the question of whether the Lewises Cook and Baker can play together in the same midfield remains frustratingly unresolved.

But enough of that: the transfer window has officially been open for three weeks, but as aficionados know it is on 1 July, after all those contracts that expire on 30 June have expired, that the wheeling and dealing really gets into full swing. And, amid the decadence of late capitalism, with recent falling viewing figures leading some to theorise that younger generations can no longer endure a full 90 minutes of actual football, it is trading far more than any naive ideal of sporting prowess that really gets social media humming.

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          India warns China over border road ‘security’ threat   
The two sides are trading increasingly stern diplomatic warnings over the new hotspot, a remote scrap of territory where the frontiers of China, India and Bhutan meet.
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          PyroGenesis Further Comments on Stock Trading Activity   

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - June 29, 2017) - PyroGenesis Canada Inc. (http://pyrogenesis.com) (TSX VENTURE:PYR)(OTCQB:PYRNF), a high-tech company (the "Company" or "PyroGenesis") that designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes advanced plasma processes and plasma torch products, announces today that, further to its press release issued earlier today, and in response to a significant number of inquiries relating to a possible private placement offering, the Company confirms that there are absolutely no discussions to undertake any such offerings at this time.

          Index Funds?   
What are index funds and should you invest in them?

A few years back, a reader wrote that I should look into index funds.  And I did and bought some shares in a couple of them.  What are index funds?  They are just mutual funds - that follow some stock index.   There are a plethora of mutual funds out there, investing in everything from stocks to bonds, to government bonds, to whatever.   And each fund usually has some sort of goal or strategy.  Small Cap, Large Cap, foreign bonds, US bonds, Municipal Bonds, tech stocks, energy stocks, income stocks, or whatever.

And each fund has a fund manager or managers who manage the fund and decide what to invest in.  And for the most part, you have no idea on what they are investing in, on a day-to-day basis.   You can sort of get an idea from the prospectus and annual report, but you don't know what they are buying and selling in real-time.   You are leaving it to an expert to make sound decisions, and he generally gets paid more for making better decisions, so his interests are aligned with yours.

Compare this to hedge funds, where the managers get paid a percentage of the fund balance regardless of whether they make money or not.   You can understand why people are fleeing hedge funds these days - the overhead is high and the returns in recent years are not as attractive.

Mutual funds may have front-end loads or back-end loads or they may be no-load.   For a typical "load" fund may have to pay a fee upfront (deducted from your investment) when you invest, and often this fee goes in part to the salesman who sold you the fund.  Yes, that friendly "investment advisor" isn't working for oxygen, he needs food on his table.  And that is why, when you, as a young person, go to a "storefront" investment advisor (and you know exactly which one I am talking about - coming to a strip mall near you!) they really aren't interested in talking to you unless you have at least $10,000 to invest - so they can make $500 "advising" you which mutual funds to invest in.   If you are just starting out in investing, well, go fuck yourself.   Come back when you got some real money, kid!  (Or at least that was my experience when I was in my 20's).

Some funds have fees (back end loads) you have to pay when you sell shares in the fund.  The idea here is to encourage you to invest for the long haul, rather than trade. So they penalize you when you decide to sell.   And some funds are "no load" which seems to defy gravity.  How does a mutual fund company make money if they are not charging a fee?  Volume?  No, they have something called an expense ratio that they charge to the fund every year.  You don't see this as a line-item on your statement, but it is buried in the annual report somewhere if you look for it.  And no, the friendly storefront investment advisor doesn't mention it unless you ask, and even then....

And let me just say right here that I was invested in mutual funds for well over a decade before I understood any of this.   And yes, I had investment "advisors" tell me I was investing in a "no load" fund which turned out to have a 5% front-end load, of which the advisor got half.   When rolling over a 401(k) or IRA, be particularly aware of this.   You might, after a few years of hard work, accumulate $100,000 or more in your 401(k).   Your friendly "investment advisor" will suggest you roll this over when you leave the company.   And if you are not careful, he may skim 5% off the top when you move the funds to his company - as a State Farm rep once tried to do with me.

It seems that no matter what investment house you use, the want you to "roll over" your investments to their little playpen, and usually there is a reason for this - a monetary reason.   Caveat Emptor.

But there are "no load" funds out there, and these funds make their money for their managers through the expense ratio fees.  And some funds charge a lot, and some charge a little.  Vanguard has a lot of low expense ratio funds.  And of these, index funds usually have the lowest expense ratios.  Why?  Well an index fund, as the name implies, invests in a "market basket" of stocks that correspond to some market index, such as the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA), the S&P 500, the NASDAQ Composite, or the like.

What are these indexes?  Well, that is the funny thing.  When people say "the stock market went up" or "the stock market went down" they are not talking about the entire market but an index instead.  The DJIA, for example, tries to measure the health of the market using a collection ("market basket") of stocks, usually "blue chip" type stocks.  And who is on this list of stocks and who is not, changes over time.  So in essence, the Dow, Jones people are "managing" your fund by determining what stocks are in the DJIA.   Your management company merely buys these stocks, takes a small, small cut as the expense ratio (like 0.15%) and then pays you the rest.

The advantages touted by such funds are many.   These indexes seem to go up over time far more than many "managed" investments.   People say if you just followed "The Dow" you'd make out better than most prognosticators, over time.   And since the expense ratios are tiny, you don't waste a lot of money on overhead costs.   For the mutual fund company, the costs are low, as a computer can basically trade the stocks automatically, as each person buys into the fund or sells out.

For example, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund, states its goals as follows:
The Fund seeks to track the performance of a benchmark index that measures the investment return of the overall stock market. The Fund employs a "passive management" approach designed to track the performance of the CRSP US Total Market Index.
So in this case, the "index" is the "US Total Market Index" as determined by the Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP).   This is an index that actually tries to track the overall market.   How does the fund perform?  What are they invested in ?   Well our friends at Morningstar (who I thought made breakfast sausages, but I was mistaken) have some data on this:

Performance  VTSMX More...


YTD 1 Mo 1 Yr
3 Yr  * 5 Yr  * 10 Yr  *

Growth of 10,000 10,970 10,142 12,299
13,026
20,251
20,256
Fund 9.70 1.42 22.99
9.21
15.16
7.31
+/- S&P 500 TR USD -0.42 0.22 0.59
-0.65
-0.20
0.07
+/- Category 0.40 0.21 1.36
1.41
1.11
1.05
% Rank in Cat 44 32 35
27
26
16
# of Funds in Cat 1,431 1,495 1,358
1,197
1,056
788
* Annualized returns.
Data as of 06/28/2017. Currency is displayed in USD.

Top Holdings  VTSMX More...


 
Weight % Last Price Day Chg % 52-Week Range


Apple Inc 3.00 144.57 -0.88
93.63 - 156.65

Microsoft Corp 2.02 68.98 -1.15
49.80 - 72.89

Amazon.com Inc 1.59 981.77 -0.84
710.10 - 1017.00

Facebook Inc A 1.41 151.34 -1.23
112.97 - 156.50

Johnson & Johnson 1.38 133.13 -0.50
109.32 - 137.00

% Assets in Top 5 Holdings 9.40

What is a little scary to me about index funds is that these indexes tend to include popular and trendy stocks.   I would not buy Facebook stock on a dare, but since I am invested in mutual funds, I end up owning some of it, although only 1.41% of the overall fund.

Should you invest in an index fund?  Sure, why not.  But not as the only thing you invest in.  Odds are, at your place of work, if you have a 401(k), one of the choices of funds to invest in, is an index fund.   I would not put all my eggs into one fund basket, though, as indexes do go down over time.

Which are the best funds?   Well, it depends on who you ask, and when.  "Investorplace" has a list of the 7 best funds, but they also have a list of 10.  Kiplinger has a list of "only five" funds you need to know about.   Even Motley Fool has a list.   Odds are, your investment house has some of their own funds.  Fidelity and Vanguard have them, I am sure Merrill does as well.  The real decision to make is which index to use and who has the lowest expense ratios.   It goes without saying that paying a "load" on an index fund is sort of pointless.   It is not like they are advising you or trading your shares.

The advantages are many.  It sort of puts your investments on auto-pilot.   The market goes up, you make money.  It goes down, you lose with everyone else (unless your particular index outperforms the overall market).  You don't have to worry about traders churning your account down to zero by making crappy trades.  It is a pretty brainless form of investing.

But for the most part, it is a risk-taking venture, and unless your index fund is indexed on a government bond index or something, you can lose money.   So putting all your eggs into the index-fund basket is, in my opinion, a bad idea.

          Morrison to drive Debenhams’ customer focused supply chain   

Angela Morrison, has joined Debenhams from Direct Line as IT and supply chain director, tasked with leading the changes to make its supply chain customer-led rather than process-driven. In a trading update the group said it had now completed the transition to a single warehouse management system, and begun a consultation on closure of Northampton […]

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          Hollywood Completion Guarantees Specialist Makes London Stock Market Debut – Hollywood Reporter   
12:45 AM PDT 6/30/2017 by Georg Szalai Film Finances raised $75 million in its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange’s AIM. Hollywood completion guarantees firm Film Finances has gone public. Its stock started trading on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) on Friday, raising approximately 59 million pounds, or $75 million. The […]
          Kyrie Irving to Jazz, Paul George to Cavaliers Trade Rumors Refuted   

A blockbuster trade rumor made the rounds Thursday night when Sporting News' Mitch Lawrence cited league sources who said the Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers and Utah Jazz were discussing a three-team deal that would send Kyrie Irving to Utah and both Paul George and George Hill (via a sign-and-trade) to the defending Eastern Conference champions. 

However, that report was quickly refuted by the Salt Lake Tribune's Tony Jones, who heard from sources who said there was "no traction" to rumors Irving could be bound for the Jazz. 

Furthermore, B/R's Eric Pincus noted Hill logistically can't be part of a sign-and-trade with the Cavaliers since it would trigger a hard cap, which they aren't allowed to exceed. 

To pull off such a maneuver, the Cavaliers would first have to shed enough salary to move below the tax apron, per Pincus

Lawrence also reported the Pacers are seeking "top picks," but neither the Cavaliers nor the Jazz are in a position to satisfy that demand. 

Cleveland owes its 2019 first-round pick (protected Nos. 1-10) to the Atlanta Hawks, which means trading a 2018 pick is out of the question since that would be a violation of the Stepien Rule. 

But even if the Cavaliers could deal next year's first-round pick, it wouldn't have much value to the Jazz since it is likely to fall toward the back of the draft order. 

The Jazz own all of their future first-round picks, plus an additional 2018 first-round selection from the Oklahoma City Thunder that is lottery-protected for the next three years. Should the pick fail to convey in that span, it will turn into a pair of second-round selections. 

In other words, financial and logistical concerns sound like they would be too much for the parties involved to overcome even if they wanted to make the trade. 

           

Draft pick information courtesy of RealGM.com

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          MSNBC 'Morning Joe' hosts fire back at Trump Twitter blasts   
NEW YORK – "Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski said Friday that President Donald Trump lied about their December encounter in a tweet and that his "unhealthy obsession" with their program doesn't serve his mental health or the country well.

The two MSNBC personalities postponed a vacation in order to respond to Trump's tweet, which drew broad condemnation a day earlier because he called Brzezinski "crazy" and said she was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" when he saw them at his Florida estate.

"It's been fascinating and frightening and really sad for our country," Brzezinski said on their program.

"We're OK," said Scarborough, her co-host and fiance. "The country's not."

The hosts, who also co-bylined a column that was posted on The Washington Post's website on Friday, said they had known Trump for more than a decade and have "fond memories" of their relationship, but that he's changed in the past two years. They were at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida shortly before the New Year in December to encourage Trump to give them an interview.

Brzezinski, who said she's alarmed at how the president deals with women who disagree with him, said she believed her teasing about a Post story about fake Time magazine covers with Trump's face hanging at his golf facilities is what precipitated the latest Twitter attack.

"It is unbelievably alarming that this president is so easily played, he is easily played by a cable news host," she said. "What does that say to our allies? What does that say to our enemies?"

They said Trump was lying about Brzezinski having a face-lift, although "she did have a little skin under her chin tweaked."

Their program and Trump have had a tortured relationship. They were criticized by some for being too close to Trump during the campaign and giving his candidacy an early boost, but have turned sharply against him. Brzezinski in recent weeks has wondered whether Trump was mentally ill and said the country under his presidency "does feel like a developing dictatorship."

The hosts said that they've noticed a change in Trump's behavior over the past few years that left them neither shocked nor insulted by the Thursday tweet.

"The guy who is in the White House now is not the guy we know," Scarborough said.

Trump on Thursday had launched a crude Twitter attack on the brains, looks and temperament of Brzezinski, drawing bipartisan howls of outrage and leaving fellow Republicans beseeching him: Stop, please just stop.

Trump's tweets revived concerns about his views of women in a city where civility already is in short supply and he is struggling for any support he can get for his proposals on health care, immigration and other controversial issues.

"I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore)," Trump tweeted to his nearly 33 million followers Thursday morning. "Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"

The tweets served to unite Democrats and Republicans for once in a chorus of protest that amounted to perhaps the loudest outcry since Trump took office.

"Obviously I don't see that as an appropriate comment," said Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called Trump's tweets, "blatantly sexist." The president, she added, "happens to disrespect women ... it's sad."

Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma even linked the president's harsh words to the June 14 shootings of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others.

"The president's tweets today don't help our political or national discourse and do not provide a positive role model for our national dialogue," Lankford said, noting that he had just chaired a hearing on the shootings.

On Trump's level of insult-trading, Brzezinski responded on Twitter by posting a photograph of a Cheerios box that included the phrase "made for little hands." People looking to get under the president's skin have long suggested that his hands appear small for his frame.

Trump's allies cast his outburst as positive, an example of his refusal to be bullied.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president was "pushing back against people who have attacked him day after day after day. Where is the outrage on that?"

"The American people elected a fighter; they didn't elect somebody to sit back and do nothing," she added.

First lady Melania Trump, who has vowed to fight cyberbullying while her husband is president, gave his tweets a pass.

"As the first lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder," her communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement.

The White House has shown increasing irritation over harsh coverage of the president on Brzezinski and Scarborough's "Morning Joe," including commentary questioning Trump's mental state.


          Walgreens ends its attempt to buy Rite Aid   
NEW YORK – Walgreens has ended its takeover pursuit of rival Rite Aid after resistance from U.S. regulators and will instead now buy stores, distribution centers and inventory in a new deal.

The proposed merger, first announced in 2015, was initially for about $9.4 billion but was whittled down to about $6.8 billion earlier this year.

For scrapping the transaction, Walgreens Boots Alliance will pay Rite Aid Corp. a $325 million termination fee. It will pay Fred's Pharmacy an additional $25 million following the termination of a related asset deal.

Under the new agreement, Walgreens will buy 2,186 stores, three distribution centers and related inventory from Rite Aid for about $5.18 billion in cash. Walgreens also will assume the related real estate leases and certain limited store-related liabilities. Rite Aid will have an option, exercisable through May 2019, to become a member of Walgreen's group purchasing organization.

Walgreens said Thursday that the stores it purchases from Rite Aid will be converted to the Walgreens brand "over time." The stores included in the agreement are mostly located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. The three distribution centers are in Dayville, Connecticut, Philadelphia and Spartanburg, South Carolina.

The new transaction is targeted to close within the next six months.

Before the new deal, Deerfield-based Walgreens and Camp Hill, Pennsylvania-based Rite Aid faced a complicated task of easing antitrust concerns to complete the buyout. The companies initially expected to sell no more than 500 stores to appease regulators, but that was eventually pushed to 1,200 stores.

The combination of Walgreens, the largest U.S. drugstore, and Rite Aid would have created a drugstore giant with more than 11,000 stores nationally, even with the sale of more than a thousand stores. That would have been a few thousand more than the nearest competitor, CVS Caremark Corp.

Meanwhile, Walgreens reported a 5.3 percent boost in fiscal third-quarter profit to$1.16 billion, or $1.07 per share. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were $1.33 per share.

Revenue rose 2.1 percent to $30.1 billion.

The results exceeded Wall Street expectations. Analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research were looking for earnings of $1.31 per share on $29.68 billion in revenue.

Rite Aid reported a first-quarter adjusted loss of 5 cents per share on revenue of $7.78 billion.

Shares of Rite Aid plunged more than 22 percent in premarket trading, while Fred's stock tumbled nearly 20 percent. Shares of Walgreens were up 6.5 percent.


          Global cyberattack seems intent on havoc, not extortion   
PARIS – A cyberattack that caused indiscriminate economic damage around the world was apparently designed to create maximum havoc in Russia's neighbor and adversary Ukraine, security researchers said.

While the rogue software used in the attack was configured as extortionate "ransomware," that may have just been a ruse.

"It is clear that this was targeted indiscriminately at Ukrainian businesses, and the Ukrainian government," Jake Williams, president of the security firm Rendition Infosec and a former member of the U.S. National Security Agency's elite cyberwarfare group, said in an online chat. "The 'ransomware' component is just a smokescreen (and a bad one)."

UKRAINE IN PAIN

Although the attack was global in its reach, Ukraine bore the brunt. Computers were disabled at banks, government agencies, energy companies, supermarkets, railways and telecommunications providers. Many of these organizations said they had recovered by Thursday, although some experts suspected that work was incomplete.

"There is still a lot of damage, especially in banks," said Victor Zhora, CEO of the Kiev cybersecurity firm InfoSafe. "ATMS are working (again) but some bank operations are still limited." He estimated damage in "the millions of dollars, perhaps tens of millions."

And that's just in Ukraine. Microsoft said the malware hit at least 64 nations, including Russia, Germany and the United States. "I expect that we will see additional fallout from this is the coming days," said Williams.

In Ukraine, suspicion immediately fell on hackers affiliated with Vladimir Putin's regime, although there is no direct, public evidence tying Russia to the attack. Relations between the two nations have been tense since Moscow annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in 2014. Pro-Russian fighters are still battling the government in eastern Ukraine.

Experts have also blamed pro-Russian hackers for major cyberattacks on the Ukrainian power grid in 2015 and 2016, assaults that have turned the eastern European nation into the world's leading cyberwarfare testing ground. A disruptive attack on the nation's voting system ahead of 2014 national elections is also attributed to Russia.

THE MOSCOW CONNECTION

The malicious program, which is known by a variety of names, including NotPetya, initially appeared to be ransomware. Such malware locks up victims' files by encrypting them, then holds them hostage while demanding payment – usually in bitcoin, the hard-to-trace digital currency.

But researchers said the culprits would have been hard-pressed to make money off the scheme. They appear to have relied on a single email address that was blocked almost immediately and a single bitcoin account that collected the relatively puny sum of $10,000.

Firms including Russia's anti-virus Kaspersky Lab, said clues in the code indicate that the program's authors would have been incapable of decrypting the data, further evidence that the ransom demands were a smoke screen.

The timing was intriguing, too. The attack came the same day as the assassination of a senior Ukrainian military intelligence officer and a day before a national holiday celebrating the new Ukrainian constitution signed after the breakup of the Soviet Union.

"Everything being said so far does point to Russia being a leading candidate for a suspect in this attack," said Robert M. Lee, CEO of Dragos Inc. an expert who has studied the attacks on Ukraine's power grid.

What's most worrisome and reprehensible, said Lee, is that whoever was behind the attack was unconcerned about the indiscriminate, collateral damage it caused – much of it within Russia itself. That's highly atypical behavior for nation-states.

ACCOUNTING FOR MALWARE

Williams and other researchers said all evidence indicates that NotPetya was introduced via Ukrainian financial software provider MeDoc. It is one of just two companies in the eastern European nation that supplies required tax software, Zhora said.

Security experts believe MeDoc was the unwitting victim of something akin to a "watering-hole attack," where a malicious program surreptitiously planted at a popular destination infects parties that visit. MeDoc's user base is heavily financial – and includes multinational corporations with offices in Ukraine.

NotPetya was cleverly engineered to spread laterally within Windows networks and across the globe via private network connections. Globally, dozens of major corporations and government agencies have been disrupted, including FedEx subsidiary TNT.

Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, one of the global companies hit hardest, said Thursday that most of its terminals were running again, though some are operating in a limited way or more slowly than usual.

Problems have been reported across the shippers' global business, from Mobile, Alabama, to Mumbai in India. At Mumbai's Jawaharlal Nehru Port, several hundred containers could be seen piled up at just two of more than a dozen yards.

"The vessels are coming, the ships are coming, but they are not able to take the container because all the systems are down," trading and clearing agent Rajeshree Verma said. "We are actually in a fix because of all this."


          Trump criticized for trash-talking MSNBC hosts   
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump launched a crude Twitter attack on the brains, looks and temperament of a female TV personality Thursday, drawing bipartisan howls of outrage and leaving fellow Republicans beseeching him: Stop, please just stop.

Trump's tweets aimed at MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski revived concerns about his views of women in a city where civility already is in short supply and he is struggling for any support he can get for his proposals on health care, immigration and other controversial issues.

"I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore)," Trump tweeted to his nearly 33 million followers Thursday morning. "Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"

The tweets served to unite Democrats and Republicans for once in a chorus of protest that amounted to perhaps the loudest outcry since Trump took office.

"Obviously I don't see that as an appropriate comment," said Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called Trump's tweets, "blatantly sexist." The president, she added, "happens to disrespect women ... it's sad."

Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma even linked the president's harsh words to the June 14 shootings of House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and three others.

"The president's tweets today don't help our political or national discourse and do not provide a positive role model for our national dialogue," Lankford said, noting that he had just chaired a hearing on the shootings.

On Trump's level of insult-trading, Brzezinski responded on Twitter by posting a photograph of a Cheerios box that included the phrase "made for little hands." People looking to get under the president's skin have long suggested that his hands appear small for his frame.

Trump's allies cast his outburst as positive, an example of his refusal to be bullied.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the president was "pushing back against people who have attacked him day after day after day. Where is the outrage on that?"

"The American people elected a fighter; they didn't elect somebody to sit back and do nothing," she added.

First lady Melania Trump, who has vowed to fight cyberbullying while her husband is president, gave his tweets a pass.

"As the first lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder," her communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said in a statement.

As Trump welcomed South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a White House dinner Thursday evening, he did not respond to shouted questions from reporters about whether he regretted the tweet.

Some of the administration's most high-profile women – daughter and presidential assistant Ivanka Trump, Counselor Kellyanne Conway and Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell – did not respond to requests for comment.

The White House has shown increasing irritation over harsh coverage of the president on Brzezinski and Scarborough's "Morning Joe," including commentary questioning Trump's mental state.

About two hours before his tweets, Brzezinski said on the show that "it's not normal behavior" for any leader to be tweeting about people's appearances or to be bullying, lying, undermining managers and throwing people under the bus. She said that if any business executive behaved the way Trump does, "there would be concern that perhaps the person who runs the company is out of his mind."

On Wednesday, she had mocked Trump after a story in The Washington Post said he had posted fake Time magazine covers of himself in some of his golf resorts.

"Nothing makes a man feel better than making a fake cover of a magazine about himself, lying every day and destroying the country," Brzezinski said.

Trump, who has a habit of throwing up distractions to deflect bad news, has been straining to advance his agenda lately, with the Senate this week coming up short in finding enough votes to begin debate on a bill to roll back President Barack Obama's health care law.

His demeaning broadside against a woman raised new complaints among critics who have long accused him of sexism and inflaming tensions in a deeply polarized nation. Trump also has consistently stoked a long-running feud with the press that has not hurt him with his base of roughly a third of the electorate.

But one expert rejected the idea that Trump's tweets about the MSNBC hosts amounted to a calculated push-back against the media.

"It's not a critique of the press. It's a diatribe. It's a rant," said Theodore L. Glasser, professor emeritus at Stanford University and an expert in mass media.

It wasn't the first time Trump has assailed a television personality who is a woman. In 2015, he went after then-Fox News Channel host Megyn Kelly when she questioned him at a debate. Trump said later that during the exchange, Kelly had "blood coming out of her wherever."

It's also far from the only time he's raised eyebrows with remarks about the physical attributes of women. Just this week in the Oval Office, Trump interrupted his phone conversation with the new prime minister of Ireland to remark on a "beautiful" Irish journalist in the room and take note of the "nice smile on her face."

The latest flare-up did nothing to improve Trump's chances of advancing the health care bill that formed a centerpiece of his campaign.

"This has to stop - we all have a job - 3 branches of gov't and media," tweeted Republican Susan Collins of Maine, a critic of the Senate GOP bill. "We don't have to get along, but we must show respect and civility."

Tweeted Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, a frequent Trump critic: "Please just stop. This isn't normal and it's beneath the dignity of your office." Agreed South Carolina Republican Lindsey Graham: "Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America."

Brzezinski and Scarborough, who are engaged, have known Trump for years and interviewed him numerous times during the campaign. But they have been highly critical of Trump since he took office.

They did meet with Trump at his Florida estate on New Year's Eve for what they described as a brief visit, and also spent time with the president and senior staff at the White House in February. But Brzezinski supporters disputed Trump's characterization of the Mar-a-Lago meeting, saying it was the president who repeatedly asked the couple to visit him. Brzezinski and Scarborough were staying in the area for the holidays.

NBC News spokeswoman Lorie Acio said in a statement, "It's a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job."


          Dollar weaker around ¥112 in Tokyo   
The dollar was weaker around ¥112 in Tokyo trading Friday, reflecting sluggish stock prices. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥112.06-07, down from ¥112.50-50 ...
          Car Review: Porsche 911 Turbo   

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          Senior US Senators Want to Amend Saudi 9/11 Law   

Senior US Senators Want to Amend Saudi 9/11 Law Under the amendment, a government could be sued only if it “knowingly” engages with a terrorist entity 2 Senior Republican US Senators said this week they want to amend a law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia over the September 11 attacks to narrow the scope of […]

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          Romney’s Loyalty to Donald Trump in Question   

Romney’s Loyalty to Donald Trump in Question On 27 November Kellyanne Conway questioned Mitt Romney’s loyalty to Donald Trump, and questioned his judgment because of his attacks on President Elect Trump. She said that Mr. Romney lost states in Y 2012 that Donald Trump won, and questioned what has Mr. Romney done since Y 2012 […]

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          America, in Need of an Enemy, Prepares for Election Day Unrest   

America, in Need of an Enemy, Prepares for Election Day Unrest Expect states with active militias and law abiding citizens in open carry states to be on the alert and at the ready. US officials warned authorities in New York City, Texas and Virginia about an unspecific threat of attacks by al-Qaida militants around Election […]

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          New 9/11 Law Puts US Soldiers and Foreign Interests At Risk   

New 9/11 Law Puts US Soldiers and Foreign Interests At Risk US lawmakers expressed doubts Thursday about the 9/11 legislation they forced on President Barack Hussein Obama, saying the new law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia could be narrowed (fixed) to ease concerns about its effect on Americans abroad. A day after the rejection of […]

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          Obama Continues Support for Terrorist Groups   

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          Casper's Final 2011 NBA Mock Draft   
Final 2011 Mock Draft with odds that the pick is dealt and brief summaries.

Many thanks to the following people for various rumors:
Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress)
Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider)
Scott Schroeder (@ScottSchroeder)

Don't forget to check out my Final Big Board

Enjoy!

1. Cleveland (from LAC) - Kyrie Irving (PG), Duke:
Odds pick is dealt: Zero
The Cavs say “Thank you” to the Clippers for gifting them a franchise PG. Off-the-court drama could steal some of his spotlight on draft night.

2. Minnesota - Derrick Williams (PF/SF), Arizona:
Odds pick is dealt: 50%
The Wolves are stuck with a tough choice to make after they take Williams, either keep him and figure out how to make the rotation work with a forward-heavy roster, or deal him for a SG or C. There are so many rumors floating about, that I can’t do anything but label this 50:50.

3. Utah (from NJN) - Brandon Knight (PG/SG), Kentucky:
Odds pick is dealt: Minimal
Do the Jazz go guard here or at #12? That’s the million dollar question. It appears that they have fallen in love with Knight, but they are open to selecting Kanter or Vesely as well.

4. Cleveland - Enes Kanter (C/PF), Turkey:
Odds pick is dealt: 40%
After going Kyrie with their first pick, the Cavs look at going with a C with their second pick. With the selection of Kanter they will have a good PnR partner for Kyrie - and he’ll have the luxury of being able to develop while playing behind Varejao... something which may be needed given his situation last year. They could also move this pick to a team wanting to bid for Kanter, and then move back and take Valanciunas - something to keep an eye on.

5. Toronto - Kemba Walker (PG), Connecticut:
Odds pick is dealt: Minimal
Reports coming out of Toronto are muddled, and there are seemingly 5-6 prospects tied to them at this spot. The one thing I believe is that if Knight is here, he’s the pick - problem is he likely won’t be on the board. Therefore they take Walker who gives them a tough-nosed PG who can produce on both ends of the floor and is a leader in every sense of the word. Dwane Casey should love him.

6. Washington - Jan Vesely (SF/PF), KK Partizan Belgrade:
Odds pick is dealt: 40%
All reports point to the Wizards absolutely loving Vesely. If he can refine his shot from deep, watch out - Wall just found himself an uber-athletic Forward to run the floor with him. If they move the pick it’s going to be to land Kanter.

7. Sacramento - Kawhi Leonard (SF), San Diego State:
Odds pick is dealt: 25%
The Kings want an impact player at this spot, and while they could give Fredette a look because of his offensive fit next to Evans, I think they go with Leonard. Kawhi is able to be slotted in at SF and they will be able to cover up his offensive flaws while hopefully reaping the benefits of his defense and hustle. It’s possible that they move this pick to a team wanting Valanciunas.

8. Detroit - Jonas Valanciunas (C), Lietuvos Rytas:
Odds pick is dealt: 50%
The Jonas slide stops at #8. Will he stay with the Pistons? He could... but Monroe and Jonas are a questionable pairing and they may want some immediate help given the rumors that JV will have to stay at least one season in Europe before coming over. Whatever the case may be, this could be considered great value.

9. Charlotte - Marcus Morris (PF/SF), Kansas:
Odds pick is dealt: Minimal
Charlotte reportedly wants to come out of this draft with an NBA ready player who can help spread the floor. Enter Marcus Morris who can score efficiently from everywhere on the court and can possibly play both Forward spots... very safe choice.

10. Milwaukee - Alec Burks (SG), Colorado:
Odds pick is dealt: 40%
In dire need of improved efficiency out of the backcourt after ranking dead last in offensive efficiency in 2010-11, Milwaukee looks to find a SG who can fill it up. With Jennings loving to chuck up 3’s, they need a guy like Burks alongside him to take it to the rim. If they can move down and add more picks, it’s still possible they can get their guy.

11. Golden State - Chris Singleton (SF/PF), Florida State:
Odds pick is dealt: 25%
Reports coming out of Golden State point to West loving Thompson, but they also have their coach and GM preaching defense. I think they have to go defense here, preferably on the wing. Singleton is able to guard SG, SF, or PF and has also shown the ability to get out and run or knock down 3s - thus making him a good fit for the Warriors.

12. Utah - Marshon Brooks (SG), Providence:
Odds pick is dealt: 60%
The Jazz are left staring Jimmer in the face and are basically forced to pass on a guy hometown fans love. They could move up or down, but if they stay at 12, they could tab Marshon as a NBA-ready scorer with great length.

13. Phoenix - Tristan Thompson (PF), Texas:
Odds pick is dealt: 25%
Reports are that the Suns pick will come from a workout that featured Shumpert, the Morris twins, Singleton, Thompson, and Jimmer. I think Thompson gets the nod as what could turn out to be an upgrade to their PF spot right away despite being raw. Look for them to make a move to acquire a PG (Flynn?) in a deal that might involve this pick.

14. Houston - Bismack Biyombo (C/PF), Baloncesto Fuenlabrada:
Odds pick is dealt: 40%
Houston is still in need of a C, despite trading for Thabeet last season. In Biyombo, they acquire a guy with immense upside on the defensive end, but is as raw as can be offensively. That works for new coach Kevin McHale who wants defense and already has a guy in Scola who can get him buckets in the paint. If they can find a partner in the mid-lotto to trade with, they’ll do it.

15. Indiana - Jimmer Fredette (PG/SG), BYU:
Odds pick is dealt: Minimal
Coming off a nice season that saw them back in the playoffs for the first time in five years, Indiana takes Fredette who, despite having Collison as a starter, rounds out what could be a nice backcourt rotation by an outside shooter who can get incredibly hot.

16. Philadelphia - Klay Thompson (SG/SF), Washington State:
Odds pick is dealt: 25%
Very little is coming out of Philly about the draft, some of it may have to do with them having trouble getting prospects to work out for them, but there’s also the Iguodala rumors. I think if they move Iggy, they should take a wing that can spread the floor and work off the ball - enter Klay Thompson, who has been impressing in workouts.

17. New York - Iman Shumpert (SG), Georgia Tech:
Odds pick is dealt: Minimal
The Knicks need defense first and foremost. In Iman, they get a versatile defender with great tools while also being able to handle the ball a little. Word is that Knicks want him, and odds are there won’t be teams ahead of them who are going to spoil their party. Rumor has it they may want to move up and nab Biyombo - but what do they have to offer? I think they're stuck.

18. Washington (from ATL) - Donatas Motiejunas (PF/C), Benetton Treviso:
Odds pick is dealt: 50%
The Wizards nab Motiejunas who has great upside and can score in a variety of ways. He could be an eventual replacement for Blatche, and at this point represents solid value. As this isn’t an excellent fit, the Wizards could move the pick - especially if they move up to get Kanter.

19. Charlotte (from NOH) - Markieff Morris (PF), Kansas:
Odds pick is dealt: Minimal
The Bobcats nab the second Morris twin, hoping that their chemistry carries over. This isn’t just a sentimental pick, however - Markieff should be a good energy big off the bench that provides defense and rebounding, while also fitting the “safe” mantra that Charlotte is advocating.

20. Minnesota (from MEM) - Jordan Hamilton (SF/SG), Texas:
Odds pick is dealt: Extremely high
The Timberwolves really don’t have room to bring in two rookies as well as Rubio. Therefore, this pick is not representing what I think the Wolves will pick, but who reports consider BPA -Jordan Hamilton.

21. Portland - Nikola Vucevic (C), USC:
Odds pick is dealt: 40%
Portland lacks healthy size. Although Vucevic overlaps with LMA’s skillset, he should be able to play right away and reportedly has been doing well in workouts. Rumors are that Portland wants a vet, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see this moved in a package to acquire one.

22. Denver - Kenneth Faried (PF), Morehead State:
Odds pick is dealt: 25%
Faried fits the up-tempo style of play Denver likes to play and gives the Nuggets a strong rebounder and defender for a team that could possibly lose two of their bigs to free agency - not to mention they have a lot of scorers on the roster so his biggest weakness is covered up.

23. Houston (from ORL) - Tobias Harris (SF/PF), Tennessee:
Odds pick is dealt: 75%
Houston is another team that doesn’t really have room to bring in more rookies, however I could see them keeping the pick if someone like Harris fell. While he’s not similar to Battier as some claim, he is a very smart player who could see rotation minutes right away despite currently being 18.

24. Oklahoma City - Davis Bertans (SF), Union Olimpija Ljubljana:
Odds pick is dealt: 25%
The Thunder really have no rotational needs that can be satisfied with this pick, so they take Bertans who can be stashed overseas for another year or two before coming over.

25. Boston - Jeremy Tyler (C/PF), Tokyo Apache:
Odds pick is dealt: 40%
I have no idea what Boston will do here, because they only have a year or two left of their aging superstars, and then it’s just Rondo and maybe Green. Because of that, I’ll do something nonsensical and stick them with Tyler who is arguably the biggest unknown of the draft, but has great physical tools.

26. Dallas - Justin Harper (PF/SF), Richmond:
Odds pick is dealt: 25%
The Mavs really lose offensive firepower when Dirk goes to the bench - to the point where it’s going to be a problem. Yes, they are in “win now” mode, but I could see Harper playing a role on this team next year... possibly an important one off the bench.

27. New Jersey (from LAL) - Tyler Honeycutt (SF/SG), UCLA:
Odds pick is dealt: 75%
It’s being reported that the Nets want to move up from this spot, and it trying to use #35 in order to do so. However, if they do not move up, I think Honeycutt makes sense as a versatile wing that is a bit of a project.

28. Chicago (from MIA) - Charles Jenkins (PG/SG), Hofstra:
Odds pick is dealt: 60%
If they can’t move this pick, Chicago could go with Jenkins - a comboguard who is NBA ready and can create for himself and others.

29. San Antonio - Kyle Singler (SF/PF), Duke:
Odds pick is dealt: Minimal
The Spurs aren’t giving up hope that their window has closed. As such, they take a guy who can help them immediately as long as he improves his shot selection.

30. Chicago - Bojan Bogdanovic (SG/SF), Cibona VIP Zagreb:
Odds pick is dealt: 40%
Again, another pick they will try to move... however this one will be harder. If they can’t move it, I see them taking a guy they can stash overseas and hope it pays dividends when they finally come over. In this case, it’s one of the best scorers in Europe: Bojan Bogdanovic.


31. Miami (from MIN) - Reggie Jackson (PG/SG), Boston College
32. Cleveland - Jimmy Butler (SF), Marquette
33. Detroit (from TOR) - Darius Morris (PG/SG), Michigan
34. Washington - Malcolm Lee (SG/PG), UCLA
35. New Jersey - Nikola Mirotic (PF), Real Madrid
36. Sacramento - Josh Selby (SG/PG), Kansas
37. LA Clippers (from DET) - JaJuan Johnson (PF), Purdue
38. Houston (from LAC) - Travis Leslie (SG), Georgia
39. Charlotte - Nolan Smith (PG/SG), Duke
40. Milwaukee - Norris Cole (PG), Cleveland State
41. LA Lakers (from GSW) - Cory Joseph (PG), Texas
42. Indiana - Chandler Parsons (SF), Florida
43. Chicago (from UTA) - Jon Leuer (C), Wisconsin
44. Golden State (from PHX) - Jordan Williams (C), Maryland
45. New Orleans (from PHI) - E’Twaun Moore (SG), Purdue
46. LA Lakers (from NYK) - Scotty Hopson (SG/SF), Tennessee
47. LA Clippers (from HOU) - Trey Thompkins (PF), Georgia
48. Atlanta - Shelvin Mack (SG/PG), Butler
49. Memphis - Keith Benson (PF/C), Oakland
50. Philadelphia (from NOH) - Greg Smith (PF/C), Fresno State
51. Portland - Demetri McCamey (PG), Illinois
52. Detroit (from DEN) - Jereme Richmond (SF), Illinois
53. Orlando - David Lighty (SG/SF), Ohio State
54. Cleveland (from OKC) - Xavi Rabaseda (SG), Baloncesto Fuenlabrada
55. Boston - Ben Hansbrough (PG/SG), Notre Dame
56. LA Lakers - Isaiah Thomas (PG/SG), Washington
57. Dallas - Josh Harrellson (C), Kentucky
58. LA Lakers (from MIA) - Robin Benzig (SF/PF), Ratiopharm Ulm
59. San Antonio - Giorgi Shermadini (C), Union Olimpija Ljubljana
60. Sacramento (from CHI) - Andrew Goudelock (PG), Charleston
          2010 NBA Draft - Mock Draft (Final)   
It's time for my final mock draft - a little less than 8 hours before the real thing. Sifting through rumors and figuring out which ones to believe in is a time-consuming process... but I love doing it so it's a welcomed "chore".

Before I hit the actual mock, I want to discuss two trades which I think have a good chance at going down and thus I included them while making this mock draft.

The first is a trade between New Jersey and Sacramento. This deal would have the #3 pick (Cousins) going to Sacramento for the #5 pick (Johnson) and one of their PFs. Sacramento would ensure they get their franchise C, while New Jersey gets the SF they want, but pick up value.

The second is the rumored Minnesota/Detroit deal. Here, Minnesota would send out Al Jefferson and #16 for Tayshaun Prince and #7. More could be added, but I think those are the only two picks and "major" players involved.

Alright, time for the mock. I shortened down the commentary and added in a feature of my odds sheet with the % chance to reach a certain level. After each label, will be what I believe the odds are that they will be at least that good.

Lottery:
1. Washington - John Wall (PG):
Franchise player: 20%, Fringe All-Star: 90%
The Arenas era is over; the John Wall era has now begun. This pick is a lock now per reports.

2. Philadelphia - Evan Turner (SG/SF):
Franchise player: 5%, Fringe All-Star: 80%
It seems like Philadelphia will draft Turner and then try to flip Iguodala as they duplicate each other’s strengths and weaknesses a little too much.

3. Sacramento (from NJN) - DeMarcus Cousins (C):
Franchise player: 10%, Fringe All-Star: 60%
I think New Jersey ends up trading down to take Wesley Johnson, and that Sacramento moves up to #3 using one of their PFs as the prime bait. Sacramento gets their franchise C.

4. Minnesota - Derrick Favors (PF/C):
Franchise player: 15%, Fringe All-Star: 50%
Minnesota thinks about taking Johnson, but reason wins out and they go Favors. This opens up the trade which will send Al out for Detroit’s pick.

5. New Jersey (From SAC) - Wesley Johnson (SF):
Fringe All-Star: 30%, Solid Starter: 85%
Sacramento trades up for Cousins, while New Jersey moves down for the correct value on Wesley Johnson. New Jersey gets their long-term starting SF and then plans on getting a PF in free agency.

6. Golden State - Greg Monroe (PF/C):
Fringe All-Star: 11%, Solid Starter: 45%
Seeing as they already have athletes in the frontcourt, Monroe’s athletic and defensive deficiencies could be covered up and his skills could be maximized.

7. Minnesota (from DET) - Paul George (SG/SF):
Fringe All-Star: 15%, Solid Starter: 35%
Detroit trades this pick to Minnesota for Al Jefferson. Minnesota attempts to use this pick to get Wesley Johnson, but instead settles for Paul George who impressed in workouts.

8. LA Clippers - Al-Farouq Aminu (SF/PF):
Fringe All-Star: 11%, Solid Starter: 31%
The Clippers have a need at SF, and Aminu gets the spot here since he has the ability to play PF next to Griffin when they go small and also gives them great athleticism and defense.

9. Utah (from NY) - Cole Aldrich (C):
Fringe All-Star: 1%, Solid Starter: 35%
Cole doesn’t offer much upside, but he’s ready right away and it beats relying on Fesenko or Koufos to develop, while also being a decent fit with Millsap.

10. Indiana - Ed Davis (PF):
Fringe All-Star: 25%, Solid Starter: 60%
Davis gives them a very athletic PF with upside to put next to Hibbert, and also reuinites him with Hansbrough. Opens up Murphy to be moved for a veteran PG.

11. New Orleans - Gordon Hayward (SF):
Fringe All-Star: 0%, Fringe Starter: 40%
Hayward makes sense for the Hornets, as they are looking for a scorer at the SF spot. It’s rumored he has a promise in the top-12.

12. Memphis - Patrick Patterson (PF):
Fringe All-Star: 0%, Fringe Starter: 65%
Patterson has the ability to come in next season and replace the troubled Randolph at PF, giving them steady production on both ends of the court.

13. Toronto - Eric Bledsoe (PG):
Fringe All-Star: 1%, Fringe Starter: 35%
I think they go PG here, but the question is - which one: Bledsoe or Bradley? I think they go for the one who has more developed PG skills but slightly less talent defensively and take Bledsoe. This allows them to move Calderon or Jack.

14. Houston - Xavier Henry (SG/SF):
Fringe All-Star: 20%, Fringe Starter: 85%
I don’t know what Houston is going to target, but Henry is BPA at this spot and I can’t see him falling much further than this, and even though he doesn’t quite make sense in Houston they could easily trade this pick.

Rest of 1st Round:
15. Milwaukee (from CHI) - Ekpe Udoh (PF/C):
Solid Starter: 30%, Fringe Starter: 75%
With the Bucks just acquiring Maggette, I think they look in the frontcourt and add Udoh who bolsters their surprisingly good defense and could be a very nice fit next to Bogut.

16. Detroit (from MIN via CHA) - Hassan Whiteside (PF/C):
Solid Starter: 30%, Fringe Starter: 50%
Minnesota ships this pick to Detroit in the Al Jefferson trade and Detroit selects Hassan Whiteside who they hope can give them some much needed defense in the frontcourt if Wallace leaves, although they may have to wait a little.

17. Chicago (from MIL) - James Anderson (SG):
Solid Starter: 26%, Fringe Starter: 66%
Anderson fits well next to Rose as an off-the-ball scorer from deep and also brings decent playmaking and defense to the table. Great fit.

18. Oklahoma City (from MIA) - Daniel Orton (PF/C):
Fringe Starter: 21%
Oklahoma could very well package all three of their picks to move up into the lottery, but I can’t speculate on who they’d target. I do know they like Orton, so he’s the pick here.

19. Boston - Avery Bradley (PG/SG):
Fringe Starter: 45%
Boston is aging. Bradley can come in and give them athleticism, defense, and jumpshooting at the SG spot and eventually learn to play some point. He and Rondo in the backcourt would be menacing.

20. San Antonio - Luke Babbitt (SF/PF):
Fringe Starter: 30%
Jefferson was a letdown at the SF spot, and so I think the Spurs use this pick to upgrade their talent. Babbitt falling gives them an NBA-ready offensive talent.

21. Oklahoma City - Damion James (SF/PF):
Fringe Starter: 50%
If the Thunder keep this pick, they go with value and reunite James with Durant. While he kind of overlaps with Green, it gives them leverage in contract negotiations.

22. Portland - Kevin Seraphin (PF/C):
Fringe Starter: 31%
Seraphin is an upside pick, but also should be able to contribute a crude, but punishing game on offense his first year; while also giving them plus production defensively and on the boards while Oden and Przybilla are out.

23. Minnesota (from UTA) - Quincy Pondexter (SF):
Fringe Starter: 20%
Minnesota could include this pick in the Detroit deal, or use it to attempt to move up from the 7th pick, but as it stands I think they go with Pondexter given his impressive workout and he’ll give them more defense and flexibility on the wing.

24. Atlanta - Larry Sanders (PF/C):
Fringe Starter: 30%
The Hawks need size and defense. Sanders brings great defensive ability as well as an excellent frame, but doesn’t have the bulk they’d be looking for.

25. Memphis (from DEN) - Eliot Williams (SG):
Fringe Starter: 15%
I don’t think Memphis keeps both of their late picks, however I’ll pick like they do. Williams grew up in Memphis and played one year there in college, and his style works well with Mayo.

26. Oklahoma City (from PHX) - Tibor Pleiss (C):
Fringe Starter: 20%
If they keep the pick, Pleiss goes here. The Thunder are rumored to like him, and this is a stash pick.

27. New Jersey (from DAL) - Solomon Alabi (C):
Fringe Starter: 20%
Working off the first trade, I think NJ now goes for a big that could work next to Lopez in limited minutes, and also give them defense.

28. Memphis (from LAL) - Greivis Vasquez (PG/SG):
Fringe Starter: 11%
This pick is rumored to be available for cash. However, if they keep it he apparently impressed them in workouts, and they assure that he’s in a Grizzlies uniform with this pick. Should be a nice backup PG.

29. Orlando - Darington Hobson (SG/SF):
Fringe Starter: 35%
Hobson is rumored to have a 1st round promise. While he doesn’t have the star potential on the wing which they seemed to need in the playoffs, he can fill a void off the bench and then eventually earn a starting spot and allow Nelson to work off him at times.

30. Washington (from CLE) - Devin Ebanks (SF/PF):
Fringe Starter: 65%
Nice value here. Ebanks gives them excellent defense on the wing and someone who likes to run. If his offensive skillset ever matures, he’ll give them an extremely versatile player.

2nd Round:
31. New Jersey - Terrico White (SG)
32. Miami (from OKC via MIN) - Craig Brackins (PF)
33. Sacramento - Willie Warren (SG)
34. Portland (from GS) - Dominique Jones (SG)
35. Washington - Jordan Crawford (SG)
36. Detroit - Jerome Jordan (C)
37. Milwaukee (from PHI) - Gani Lawal (PF)
38. New York - Lance Stephenson (SG/SF)
39. New York (from LAC) - Trevor Booker (PF)
40. Indiana - Armon Johnson (PG/SG)
41. Miami (from NO) - Stanley Robinson (SF)
42. Miami (from TOR) - Artsiom Parakhouski (C)
43. LA Lakers (from MEM) - Jerome Randle (PG)
44. Milwaukee (from GS via CHI) - Paulao Prestes (C)
45. Minnesota (from HOU) - Nemanja Bjelica (SG/SF)
46. Phoenix (from CHA) - Brian Zoubek (C)
47. Milwaukee - Mikhail Torrance (PG/SG)
48. Miami - Dexter Pittman (C)
49. San Antonio - Jarvis Varnado (PF)
50. Dallas (from OKC) - Derrick Caracter (PF/C)
51. Oklahoma City (from POR) - Latavious Williams (SF/PF)
52. Boston - Omar Samhan (C)
53. Atlanta - Miroslav Raduljica (C)
54. LA Clippers (from DEN) - Sherron Collins (PG)
55. Utah - Da’Sean Butler (SF)
56. Minnesota (from PHO) - Sylven Landesberg (SG)
57. Indiana (from DAL) - Jon Scheyer (PG/SG)
58. LA Lakers - Tiny Gallon (PF/C)
59. Orlando - Charles Garcia (PF)
60. Phoenix (from CLE) - Lazar Hayward (SF)
          Graphic: Emerging markets enjoy vintage start to year   

By Marc Jones

LONDON (Reuters) - Emerging markets have had one of their best first halves to a year on record, with stocks up 17.5 percent and a 15 percent surge by Mexico's peso underscoring how worries about U.S. President Donald Trump's policies have been forgotten for now.

As this graphic - http://tmsnrt.rs/2hn5N02 - shows, Poland has been the star performer for stocks trackers, with a 34 percent rise in dollar terms thanks to strong growth numbers and a more than 12 percent rise in the zloty.

Central and eastern Europe has been a hotspot all round.

The Czech crown is up over 11 percent versus the dollar, Hungary's forint is up 8 percent despite an uber-dovish central bank and Romania's leu, in a country which has just had a political crisis, is up 7.7 percent. (See graphic, http://tmsnrt.rs/2hniYya)

Mexican, Indian, Chinese, and Turkish stocks have taken off, climbing somewhere between 20 and 30 percent.

The boom has come as investors have shrugged off the U.S. rate rises, oil and tech tumbles and looked to the positives.

The dollar has just had its worst quarter in almost seven years which means EM currencies are up. Global growth is gaining traction and borrowing costs via bond yields had been steadily sliding again until this week.

As well as flying equities, bonds in local emerging market currencies have returned almost 11 percent in dollar terms, while hard currency sovereign debt is up over 6 percent. (For the breakdown click here http://tmsnrt.rs/2ih2QQ9)

There are always laggards though.

Russian equities, heavily oil-reliant and a star of late 2016, have lost 15 percent and the rift between Qatar and its Middle East neighbours has seen its stocks clobbered 12 percent in a matter of weeks.

Though there has been a rebound this week, Brazil's real has been a poor performer. It is down over 1 percent due to fresh corruption scandals that have hit the country.

Another one to avoid has been the Philippine peso which is down 1.7 percent on fears that Islamic State, on the backfoot in Iraq and Syria, is trying to set up a stronghold in the Muslim south of the country.

Emerging markets in 2017 http://tmsnrt.rs/2ihRugV

EM stocks in 2017 http://tmsnrt.rs/2hn5N02

EM currencies in 2017 http://tmsnrt.rs/2hniYya

EM bonds in 2017 http://tmsnrt.rs/2ih2QQ9

(Reporting by Marc Jones)


          Graphics: Stocks fly in first half but oil and dollar big losers   

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were on track for their best start to a year since 2003 while oil and the dollar were facing their biggest first-half drop for years.

The early months of 2017 were marked by the so-called Trump trades premised on U.S. President Donald Trump's pledges of multi-trillion dollar spending and by a change in Europe's political and growth outlook that has lured back investors.

But arguably the most significant shift for investors came in the last week of the second quarter when, in what looked like a concerted move, central bank policymakers appeared to signal it would soon be time to wind back the monetary stimulus that has buoyed markets for much of this decade.

As this graphic http://reut.rs/2sxO66c shows the dollar index, already down 4.5 percent for 2017 a week ago, was down 6.5 percent at Thursday's close and on track for its worst quarter in seven years and worst first half since 2003.

This despite the U.S. Federal Reserve raising interest rates twice this year.

The euro, boosted by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi hinting on Wednesday at tweaks to the bank's ultra-loose monetary policy stance, is up more than 8 percent year-to-date and heading for its best quarter in seven.

Dollar weakness has helped lift emerging equities, as measured by MSCI's main index almost 18 percent in dollar terms so far this year.

World stocks have gained more than 10 percent in dollar terms, their best first half since 2003.

Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index gained 9.6 percent, just ahead of the S&P 500 on 9.2 percent.

Stuck at the bottom of the performance league table, down 16.5 percent in dollar terms year-to-date is Brent crude oil, hit by a perception that output cuts agreed by OPEC producers and others will not be enough to stem the glut of oil.

It was on track for its worst first six months of any year since 1998.

In Brexit-bound Britain, which has just been through a messy election, the pound has dropped 3 percent against the euro. The weaker currency has been a boost for exporters, lifting the country's main FTSE 100 stock index 8.2 percent.

Emerging markets have shrugged off the U.S. rate rises and the oil and tech tumbles. Bonds in emerging market currencies have returned almost 10 percent in dollar terms, while hard currency sovereign debt is up 6 percent.

But within emerging markets there are losers as well as winners. (See graphic, http://tmsnrt.rs/2dZbdP5)

Russian equities, heavily oil-reliant and a star of late 2016, have lost 17 percent but energy importer Turkey's stock index has risen 30 percent, despite inflation, domestic political risks and policy wobbles.

The Mexican peso is the world's top performing currency, up 15 percent on the dollar, as faith wanes in Trump's ability to implement anti-trade and anti-immigration pledges. (See graphic, http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh)

Perhaps the biggest surprise has been Poland's zloty which has surged 13 percent against the dollar.

Brazil's real has been one of the worst-performing currencies, down 4 percent in 2017 due to fresh corruption scandals that have hit the country.

(Reporting by Marc Jones, Sujata Rao, Dhara Ranasinghe and Nigel Stephenson; Editing by Toby Chopra)


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          Dollar despairs on hawkish central banks, Asia stocks join global slump   

By Nichola Saminather

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The dollar extended its losses on Friday as major central banks signalled that the era of cheap money was coming to an end in a boon to sterling, the euro and the Canadian dollar, while Asian shares were hit by dismal performances of European and U.S. markets.

European markets were set to open a little lower, with financial spreadbetter LCG expecting Britain's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 to all start the day down 0.1 percent. All three lost between 0.5 percent and 1.9 percent on Thursday.

But global stock market indexes are set for more gains by the end of this year, driven by an economic revival in Europe and bright prospects for much of Asia, a Reuters poll of around 300 financial professionals showed.

The dollar index fell 0.1 percent to 95.549, poised for a 1.8 percent slide this week, having fallen in all sessions but one. It is down 1.4 percent for the month, and 4.8 percent for the quarter.

The Korean won weakened against the dollar after the country reported industrial production rose by 0.2 percent in May from a month earlier, missing expectations for growth of 1.5 percent. That followed a 2.2 percent decline in April

The dollar was up 0.1 percent at 1,142.5 won.

But the greenback remained lower against other major currencies. Adding to the dollar's weakness against the yen was data showing Japanese core consumer prices rose 0.4 percent in May from a year earlier in its fifth straight month of gains, although inflation remains well below the central bank's 2 percent target.

The dollar fell 0.25 percent to 111.95 yen, after losing 0.2 percent on Thursday. It was heading for a 1.2 percent gain for the month, but is down 4.2 percent this year.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney surprised many on Wednesday by conceding a rate hike was likely to be needed as the economy came closer to running at full capacity.

Sterling was 0.1 percent higher on Friday at $1.3017, adding to Thursday's 0.6 percent gain.

Two top policymakers at the Bank of Canada also suggested they might tighten monetary policy there as early as July.

The dollar slipped 0.15 percent to C$1.2984, extending Thursday's 0.26 percent loss.

Despite comments by sources that European Central Bank President Mario Draghi had intended to signal tolerance for a period of weaker inflation, not an imminent policy tightening, the euro on Friday revisited the 13-month high of $1.1445 hit on Thursday.

The euro remained close to that level and was at $1.1439 on Friday, retaining most of Thursday's 0.6 percent gain.

"Obviously there's a shift afoot. It really seems that there's some coordinated effort going on out here among the G10 central banks," said Stephen Innes, head of trading in Asia-Pacific for OANDA in Singapore, referring to the series of hawkish-sounding comments on monetary policy.

In stocks, the MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.7 percent, after hitting a two-year high on Thursday. It is up 5.3 percent for the quarter and has risen 18.3 percent this year.

The negative sentiment infected Chinese shares despite surveys showing activity in the country's manufacturing and services sector accelerated in June from the previous month. Manufacturers appeared to enjoy strong external demand, as new orders and production rose at a solid pace.

The CSI 300 index fell 0.3 percent, while the Shanghai Composite slipped 0.1 percent.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng slid 0.9 percent.

Japan's Nikkei tumbled 1.2 percent, shrinking its monthly gain to 1.7 percent. It is up 4.5 percent this year.

Overnight, the tech-heavy Nasdaq led declines on Wall Street with a 1.4 percent loss. The Nasdaq is poised to post a 0.9 percent loss for the month, but is still up 14 percent this year.

The drop in tech stocks overnight was due to a rotation into bank shares, which have lagged this year, after the biggest U.S. banks revealed buyback and dividend plans that beat analysts' expectations after the Fed approved their capital proposals in its annual stress test program.

The S&P financials index rose as much as 2 percent overnight, while the S&P technology index fell as much as 2.7 percent.

In commodities, oil prices continued their recovery this week on a decline in weekly U.S. crude production.

U.S. crude added 0.7 percent to $45.15 a barrel in its seventh straight session of gains, bringing its weekly increase to 5.05 percent, and narrowing its quarterly loss to 10.75 percent.

Global benchmark Brent gained 0.6 percent to $47.67 a barrel, poised to post a 9.8 percent for the quarter.

The dollar's weakness this year has been a boon for gold, which is up 8.25 percent in the same period. It was up 0.1 percent at $1,246.46 an ounce on Friday.

(Reporting by Nichola Saminather; Additional reporting by Masayuki Kitano; Editing by Shri Navaratnam and Christian Schmollinger)


          GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar despairs on hawkish central banks, Asia stocks join global slump   

* Dollar slides versus peers on hawkish global central banks

* European stocks poised for slightly lower open

* Poll shows global stocks set for further gains this year

* Asia ex-Japan, Nikkei fall on risk aversion but up forquarter

* China stocks drop despite solid manufacturing, servicesPMIs

* Oil posts 7th session of gains on decline in U.S. crudesupplies

By Nichola Saminather

SINGAPORE, June 30 (Reuters) - The dollar extended itslosses on Friday as major central banks signalled that the eraof cheap money was coming to an end in a boon to sterling, theeuro and the Canadian dollar, while Asian shares were hit bydismal performances of European and U.S. markets.

European markets were set to open a little lower, withfinancial spreadbetter LCG expecting Britain's FTSE 100,Germany's DAX and France's CAC 40 to all startthe day down 0.1 percent. All three lost between 0.5 percentand 1.9 percent on Thursday.

But global stock market indexes are set for more gains bythe end of this year, driven by an economic revival in Europeand bright prospects for much of Asia, a Reuters poll of around300 financial professionals showed.

The dollar index fell 0.1 percent to 95.549, poisedfor a 1.8 percent slide this week, having fallen in all sessionsbut one. It is down 1.4 percent for the month, and 4.8 percentfor the quarter.

The Korean won weakened against the dollar after the countryreported industrial production rose by 0.2 percent in May from amonth earlier, missing expectations for growth of 1.5 percent.That followed a 2.2 percent decline in April

The dollar was up 0.1 percent at 1,142.5 won.

But the greenback remained lower against other majorcurrencies. Adding to the dollar's weakness against the yen wasdata showing Japanese core consumer prices rose 0.4 percent inMay from a year earlier in its fifth straight month of gains,although inflation remains well below the central bank's 2percent target.

The dollar fell 0.25 percent to 111.95 yen, after losing 0.2percent on Thursday. It was heading for a 1.2 percent gain forthe month, but is down 4.2 percent this year.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney surprised many onWednesday by conceding a rate hike was likely to be needed asthe economy came closer to running at full capacity.

Sterling was 0.1 percent higher on Friday at$1.3017, adding to Thursday's 0.6 percent gain.

Two top policymakers at the Bank of Canada also suggestedthey might tighten monetary policy there as early as July.

The dollar slipped 0.15 percent to C$1.2984,extending Thursday's 0.26 percent loss.

Despite comments by sources that European Central BankPresident Mario Draghi had intended to signal tolerance for aperiod of weaker inflation, not an imminent policy tightening,the euro on Friday revisited the 13-month high of $1.1445 hit onThursday.

The euro remained close to that level and was at$1.1439 on Friday, retaining most of Thursday's 0.6 percentgain.

"Obviously there's a shift afoot. It really seems thatthere's some coordinated effort going on out here among the G10central banks," said Stephen Innes, head of trading inAsia-Pacific for OANDA in Singapore, referring to the series ofhawkish-sounding comments on monetary policy.

In stocks, the MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific sharesoutside Japan fell 0.7 percent, after hitting atwo-year high on Thursday. It is up 5.3 percent for the quarterand has risen 18.3 percent this year.

The negative sentiment infected Chinese shares despitesurveys showing activity in the country's manufacturing andservices sector accelerated in June from the previous month.Manufacturers appeared to enjoy strong external demand, as neworders and production rose at a solid pace.

The CSI 300 index fell 0.3 percent, while theShanghai Composite slipped 0.1 percent.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng slid 0.9 percent.

Japan's Nikkei tumbled 1.2 percent, shrinking itsmonthly gain to 1.7 percent. It is up 4.5 percent this year.

Overnight, the tech-heavy Nasdaq led declines onWall Street with a 1.4 percent loss. The Nasdaq is poised topost a 0.9 percent loss for the month, but is still up 14percent this year.

The drop in tech stocks overnight was due to a rotation intobank shares, which have lagged this year, after the biggest U.S.banks revealed buyback and dividend plans that beat analysts'expectations after the Fed approved their capital proposals inits annual stress test program.

The S&P financials index rose as much as 2 percentovernight, while the S&P technology index fell as muchas 2.7 percent.

In commodities, oil prices continued their recovery thisweek on a decline in weekly U.S. crude production.

U.S. crude added 0.7 percent to $45.15 a barrel inits seventh straight session of gains, bringing its weeklyincrease to 5.05 percent, and narrowing its quarterly loss to10.75 percent.

Global benchmark Brent gained 0.6 percent to $47.67a barrel, poised to post a 9.8 percent for the quarter.

The dollar's weakness this year has been a boon for gold,which is up 8.25 percent in the same period. It was up 0.1percent at $1,246.46 an ounce on Friday.

(Reporting by Nichola Saminather; Additional reporting byMasayuki Kitano; Editing by Shri Navaratnam and ChristianSchmollinger)


          U.S. dollar falls, bond yields up as central bank views shift   

By Rodrigo Campos

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The euro and sterling rose on Thursday and U.S. bond yields spiked as hawkish comments from central banks signalled an end to ultra-loose monetary policy on both sides of the Atlantic, while technology shares dragged Wall Street stocks lower.

The dollar index <.DXY> touched its lowest since October, before Donald Trump was elected U.S. president, as investors shifted to the view that Federal Reserve might not be the only game in town when it comes to higher interest rates.

With the Fed approving dividends and buybacks in major banks as part of another round of stress tests, U.S. financial stocks rose but not enough to offset declines in technology and interest rate-sensitive sectors.

"Part of the reason why tech is down today is the steam in the recent rotation out of some of big tech winners and into banks," said Michael Scanlon, portfolio manager at Manulife Asset Management in Boston.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> fell 167.58 points, or 0.78 percent, to 21,287.03, the S&P 500 <.SPX> lost 20.99 points, or 0.86 percent, to 2,419.7 and the Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> dropped 90.06 points, or 1.44 percent, to 6,144.35.

European shares logged their biggest one-day loss in nine months as a rising hawkish chorus from central banks weighed on defensive, dividend-paying sectors.

The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index <.FTEU3> lost 1.36 percent and MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe <.MIWD00000PUS> shed 0.54 percent.

Emerging market stocks rose 0.19 percent. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan <.MIAPJ0000PUS> closed 0.71 percent higher, while Japan's Nikkei <.N225> rose 0.45 percent.

As euro zone bond yields rallied, the euro surged to as high as $1.1445 , its strongest since May 2016. The dollar index <.DXY> fell 0.46 percent, with the euro up 0.55 percent to $1.1439.

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney surprised many on Wednesday by conceding a rate hike was likely to be needed as the economy came closer to running at full capacity.

That sent sterling above $1.30 on Thursday for the first time in five weeks, leaving it close to its highest levels since last September. The pound was last trading at $1.3006, up 0.63 percent on the day.

The Bank of Canada also had its say, with two top policymakers this week suggesting they might tighten monetary policy there as early as July.

The Canadian dollar strengthened 0.30 percent versus the greenback at 1.30 per dollar.

"The shifting monetary policy trajectories of other central banks is making other currencies more attractive relative to the U.S. dollar," said Kathy Lien, managing director at BK Asset Management in New York.

The Japanese yen strengthened 0.16 percent versus the greenback at 112.12 per dollar.

Benchmark U.S. Treasury yields rose to five-week peaks in sympathy with higher European government debt yields, as investors evaluated the likelihood of less accommodative policy.

"What's going on in Europe is really what's driving us here," said Brian Daingerfield, a macro strategist at NatWest Markets in Stamford, Connecticut.

Treasury 10-year notes last fell 13/32 in price to yield 2.2666 percent, from 2.223 percent late on Wednesday.

U.S. oil futures were slightly higher after hitting a two-week peak, extending a rally into a sixth straight session after a decline in weekly U.S. crude production temporarily alleviated concerns about deepening oversupply. Brent ticked lower.

U.S. crude rose 0.29 percent to $44.87 per barrel and Brent was last at $47.36, up 0.11 percent on the day.

Gold fell as the central bank comments lifted bond yields.

Spot gold dropped 0.3 percent to $1,245.31 an ounce. U.S. gold futures fell 0.26 percent to $1,245.80 an ounce.

Copper rose 0.75 percent to $5,925.00 a tonne.

(Additional reporting by Tanya agvrawal in Bengaluru and Sam Forgione, Karen Brettell and David Gaffen; Editing by Nick Zieminski and Meredith Mazzilli)


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          Oil up for seventh day but first-half drop biggest since 1998   

By Julia Simon

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil climbed on Friday for a seventh straight session as a decrease in the U.S. rig count and stronger demand data from China lifted depressed prices that still finished the first half with the biggest decline for that period since 1998.

U.S. drillers decreased their number of rigs for the first time since January, according to energy services company Baker Hughes. [RIG/U] The rig count had risen for the previous 23 weeks.

Earlier, Chinese data showed factories grew at the quickest pace in three months. Rob Haworth, senior investment strategist at U.S. Bank Wealth Management, said the Chinese data "certainly gives you hope that demand is growing globally."

U.S. crude futures settled up $1.11, or around 2.5 percent, to $46.04 a barrel. Benchmark Brent crude futures settled up 50 cents at $47.92 a barrel.

Both benchmarks ended the first half of 2017 with drops of more than 14 percent since Dec. 30, 2016, the largest drop since Brent and U.S. crude fell about 19 percent in the first half of 1998.

Oil prices have generally increased in first half of most years.

Trading volume was low ahead of the U.S. Independence Day holiday weekend. Last week, crude hit a 10-month low as rises in output revived concerns about global oversupply.

The U.S. dollar <.DXY> fell, making dollar-denominated crude oil less expensive for investors using other currencies.

The global crude glut has knocked 16 percent off Brent crude so far this year, even though the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other major producers have agreed to cut production about 1.8 million barrels per day (bpd).

"There’s a longer term question of where are prices going to be when the market rebalances," said Haworth.

Money managers cut their net long U.S. crude futures and options positions in the week to June 27 to the lowest since late September, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said on Friday.

The market has also seen traders building short positions to the highest levels since mid-August.

Reuters' monthly oil price poll showed analysts have reduced their price forecasts again, with 2017 average Brent and WTI prices lowered by more than $2 since last month. [OILPOLL]

Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts cut their forecast for average 2017 Brent crude prices to $50 a barrel from $54 and WTI to $47 from $52. They cited rising output from Libya, Nigeria and U.S. shale fields, coupled with weaker demand growth.

While U.S. drillers cut two oil rigs in the week to June 30, the total rig count of 756 is still more than double the count the same week a year ago, Baker Hughes said on Friday.

(Additional reporting by Karolin Schaps in London, Naveen Thukral in Singapore; editing by David Gregorio)


          India's largest refiner IOC setting up Singapore oil unit - sources   

SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's largest refiner Indian Oil Corp is setting up an office in Singapore that will handle crude oil purchases and the sales of oil products from its refineries later this year, trade sources said on Friday.

The state-run company is part of a growing group of refiners in Asia that have set up offices in Singapore's oil hub to keep closer tabs on the market and react more quickly to changes.

IOCL Singapore - as the Singapore unit will be named - will initially have two staff to handle some of the crude purchases for its refineries, said the sources, who declined to be named because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

IOC, which accounts for over a third of India's 4.6 million barrels per day (bpd) of refining capacity, did not respond to Reuters' request for comment.

IOC's head of finance, A.K. Sharma, previously said the company planned to open a Singapore office that would eventually handle the trading of crude oil and refined fuels.

IOC has increased the volume of crude oil it buys in the spot market as its new refinery in Panipat has begun running at full capacity this year, the sources said.

Once the Singapore office is up and running, it will help to handle these purchases, they said. At a later stage, the office is also expected to handle the sales of IOC products such as naphtha, diesel and gasoline.

IOC will likely export excess reformate or alkylate cargoes from its Paradip refinery, the sources said. The products are typically used as blendstock in gasoline.

It may also export jet fuel when the country phases out the use of kerosene in two years, they said.

It was not immediately clear whether the products from the Paradip refinery would be sold through the Singapore office.

IOC has said it plans to spend 500 billion rupees ($7.73 billion) by 2022 to raise its refining capacity by about 30 percent to 2.08 million bpd.

This includes an expansion at its Panipat refinery in northern India to about 400,000 to 500,000 bpd.

($1 = 64.6852 Indian rupees)

(Reporting by Florence Tan and Jessica Jaganathan in SINGAPORE, and Nidhi Verma in NEW DELHI; Editing by Tom Hogue)


          India's largest refiner IOC setting up Singapore oil unit -sources   

SINGAPORE/NEW DELHI, June 30 (Reuters) - India's largestrefiner Indian Oil Corp is setting up an office inSingapore that will handle crude oil purchases and the sales ofoil products from its refineries later this year, trade sourcessaid on Friday.

The state-run company is part of a growing group of refinersin Asia that have set up offices in Singapore's oil hub to keepcloser tabs on the market and react more quickly to changes.

IOCL Singapore - as the Singapore unit will be named - willinitially have two staff to handle some of the crude purchasesfor its refineries, said the sources, who declined to be namedbecause they are not authorized to speak to the media.

IOC, which accounts for over a third of India's 4.6 millionbarrels per day (bpd) of refining capacity, did not respond toReuters' request for comment.

IOC's head of finance, A.K. Sharma, previously said thecompany planned to open a Singapore office that would eventuallyhandle the trading of crude oil and refined fuels.

IOC has increased the volume of crude oil it buys in thespot market as its new refinery in Panipat has begun running atfull capacity this year, the sources said.

Once the Singapore office is up and running, it will help tohandle these purchases, they said. At a later stage, the officeis also expected to handle the sales of IOC products such asnaphtha, diesel and gasoline.

IOC will likely export excess reformate or alkylate cargoesfrom its Paradip refinery, the sources said. The products aretypically used as blendstock in gasoline.

It may also export jet fuel when the country phases out theuse of kerosene in two years, they said.

It was not immediately clear whether the products from theParadip refinery would be sold through the Singapore office.

IOC has said it plans to spend 500 billion rupees ($7.73billion) by 2022 to raise its refining capacity by about 30percent to 2.08 million bpd.

This includes an expansion at its Panipat refinery innorthern India to about 400,000 to 500,000 bpd.

($1 = 64.6852 Indian rupees)(Reporting by Florence Tan and Jessica Jaganathan in SINGAPORE,and Nidhi Verma in NEW DELHI; Editing by Tom Hogue)


          Production outages in Asia lend slight support to prices   

By Mark Tay and Oleg Vukmanovic

SINGAPORE/LONDON (Reuters) - Asian spot LNG prices edged up this week as production outages in Australia, Thailand and Russia provided the spot market with some support after multiple weeks of muted activity in the region.

Spot prices for August delivery edged higher to$5.50 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) 10 cents higher than last week, said five trading sources on Friday.

Production at the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area (JDA) A-18 block in the Gulf of Thailand, and Australia's Karratha Gas Plant that hosts the North West Shelf (NWS) project was hit by outages on June 24. Meanwhile, Russia's sole LNG plant at the Sakhalin-2 project was stopped for a planned maintenance from mid-June until mid-July.

The series of outages in the region would have typically caused spot prices to spike, traders said, adding that the limited price rise underscored how thin North Asian demand was.

Deal and market activity has been muted despite North Asia heading into the peak summer demand season as inventories in Japan and South Korea remain full.

"All (the North Asian) buyers have stocks, and don't see any urgency to buy," a trader said. "India also will slow down now as a good monsoon means electricity consumption goes down."

The supply disruptions failed to fully reverse weak Asian spot prices, tightening spreads with key European benchmarks to about 50 cents, and helping sustain a three-month trend of rising deliveries to the continent.

The trend took on a global dimension with spot LNG prices in Japan, Mexico, Spain, Britain, Argentina and the United States trading within the closest range seen since 2009/2010, Thomson Reuters LNG analyst Mathilde Jacobsen said.

Tightening global spreads, such as between Asian and European markets, reflect weak Far East demand and healthy supplies, although there is still no underlying convergence between U.S. Henry Hub gas prices and spot LNG prices on international markets.

With more LNG arriving on Europe’s shores, receiving terminals discharged more gas into local grids, terminal send-out data showed.

Outages at North West Shelf, affecting three of five producing trains, had limited impact on spot prices because the plant mostly supplies Japanese customers who have healthy stored inventories, thus curbing spillover into spot markets.

Production at Train 2 is scheduled to restart between July 1-3, while Train 3 is expected to start up over July 10-15, according to trading sources.

Operations at the JDA A-18 natural gas field in the Gulf of Thailand have yet to resume, Thai energy company PTT said on Friday. The firm declined to specify when operations would restart, but added that it was not seeking LNG imports due to sufficient reserves.

(Editing by Vyas Mohan)


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          3 Secrets to Successful Forex Trading   
Do you want to know some secrets to successful Forex trading, so you can make a lot of money? To do this one must at least have a basic understanding of Forex markets and trading approaches. If you have a genuine interest in trading Forex, you need to devote time and energy to learn the basic secrets to successful Forex trading.
          The Best Forex Trading Method - 3 Key Points   
The best forex trading method is matter of personal taste and choices. When choosing the best trading method for you, there are a few key points that one should consider, i.e. time, knowledge and resources.
          Choosing the Best Automatic Forex Trading Software - 3 Tips For Consideration   
Choosing The Best Automatic Forex Trading Software is critical to Forex trading success. There are several Forex software programs on the market. However, few deliver on their promises. Selecting the correct software is key to financial success trading Forex. This article will provide 3 tips to consider for your trading success.
          Consistently Make Money Trading Forex - 3 Methods   
Consistently make money trading Forex!? This is a key problem many people have and is not always easy to accomplish. There are three basic methods that are typically used for those interested in making money.
          How to Consistently Make Money From Trading Forex - 3 Basic Approaches   
How can you consistently make money from trading Forex? This is a key question and there are a few approaches.
          Laundry Technician - Technotech Equipments Trading L.L.C - Dubai International City   
Replaces faulty sections of pipe, valves, and fittings, using plumbing tools. Trading and Services for all Commercial and Industrial Laundry Equipments,...
From Indeed - Sun, 02 Apr 2017 05:42:04 GMT - View all Dubai International City jobs
          Plumber / Junior MEP Technician - ECOSENSE GENERAL TRADING LLC - Dubai   
Plumbers or MEP Technicians with minimum 2 years of plumbing experience. This is an urgent position and hence candidates available in UAE for an immediate start...
From Indeed - Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:14:59 GMT - View all Dubai jobs
          Industrial companies lead US stock indexes mostly higher   
Wall Street closed out the final day of the second quarter with slight gains after a broad rally faded in the last few minutes of trading Friday. The ...
          Wizards interested in signing, then trading Otto Porter Jr. for Paul George   
The Washington Wizards are in the mix for Paul George with an offer the Indiana...
          Comment on Are Agency Trading Desks Headed for Trouble? by An explosive report on kickbacks in the ad industry is coming out next month and some say it could lead to ‘jail time’ | Business Insider Singapore   
[…] to buy and re-sell digital media. But those trading desks have long been the target of criticism. As Digiday wrote in 2012: “There’s something inherently fishy about an agency that’s supposed to be […]
          Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations   

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $BCS, $ETFC, $PBR, $RRC, $VALE Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades and […]

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          NBA rumor mill: Ricky Rubio to Jazz; Iguodala reportedly to meet with Spurs - Washington Post   

Washington Post

NBA rumor mill: Ricky Rubio to Jazz; Iguodala reportedly to meet with Spurs
Washington Post
To say that the NBA rumor mill is churning would be as much of an understatement as saying that LaVar Ball is talking. Here's what everyone is buzzing about as we approach the start of free agency. [Top 50 NBA free agents: Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, ...
Ricky Rubio Traded to Jazz; Timberwolves Receive 1st-Round Draft PickBleacher Report
Trade Grade: Ricky Rubio Deal Doesn't Resolve Jazz's PG IssuesSports Illustrated
AP Source: PG Ricky Rubio going from Wolves to JazzFOXSports.com
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          Operations Fleet Controller   
Ramgan Logistics & Trading - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal - Minimum experience of about 2 years in fleet controlling. Must have container experience Driver's license required Salary will be discussed...
          JBA Dark Curly Maple - Black Liners - Brass Hardware   
JBA Dark Curly Maple - Black Liners - Brass Hardware

Specs

  • Overall Length: 11.25"
  • Blade Length: 6.125"
  • Cutting Edge Length: 5"
  • Blade Height: 1.875"
  • Blade Thickness: .250"
  • Blade Steel: A2 Tool steel @ 58-60HRC
  • Weight: 17.2oz

Price: $267.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Turkish Walnut Burl   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Turkish Walnut Burl

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Turkish Walnut Burl

  1. Price: $187.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Thuyla Burl Jade - Malachite Spacer   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Thuyla Burl Jade - Malachite Spacer

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Thuyla Burl Jade - Malachite Spacer

  1. $224.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Purple, Red & Natural Elder Burl   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Purple, Red & Natural Elder Burl

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Purple, Red & Natural Elder Burl

  1. $194.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Purple & Gold Maple Burl   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Purple & Gold Maple Burl

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Purple & Gold Maple Burl

  1. ..

    Price: $194.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Natural Maple Burl   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Natural Maple Burl

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Natural Maple Burl

  1. Price: $194.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Maroon Linen Micarta   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Maroon Linen Micarta

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Maroon Linen Micarta

  1. Price: $157.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Green Canvas Micarta - Matte Finish   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Green Canvas Micarta - Matte Finish

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Green Canvas Micarta

  1. Price: $149.96


          How major US stock market indexes fared on Friday   
The major U.S. stock indexes finished mostly higher Friday after a broad rally faded in the last minutes of trading as Wall Street closed out the final day of the second quarter.
          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Green Canvas Micarta - Bloody Basin Spacer   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Green Canvas Micarta - Bloody Basin Spacer

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Green Canvas Micarta - Bloody Basin Spacer

  1. $179.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Green Canvas Micarta   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Green Canvas Micarta

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Green Canvas Micarta

  1. Price: $149.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Green & Gold Burl - #2   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Green & Gold Burl - #2

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Green & Gold Burl

  1. Price: $194.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Green & Gold Burl - #1   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Green & Gold Burl - #1

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Green & Gold Burl

  1. Price: $194.96


          Industrial companies lead US stock indexes mostly higher   
Wall Street closed out the final day of the second quarter with slight gains after a broad rally faded in the last few minutes of trading Friday.
          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Desert Ironwood Burl - Gold Webbed Onyx Spacer   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Desert Ironwood Burl - Gold Webbed Onyx Spacer

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Desert Ironwood Burl - Gold Webbed Onyx Spacer

  1. Price: $254.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Dark Curly Maple Banded Malachite Spacer   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Dark Curly Maple Banded Malachite Spacer

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Dark Curly Maple Banded Malachite Spacer

  1. $194.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Dark Curly Maple   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Dark Curly Maple

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Dark Curly Maple

  1. ..

    Price: $164.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Curly Koa Burl   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Curly Koa Burl

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Curly Koa Burl

  1. Price: $224.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Cocobolo   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Cocobolo

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Cocobolo

  1. Price: $172.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Charcoal & Green Elder Burl   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Charcoal & Green Elder Burl

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Charcoal & Green Elder Burl

  1. $194.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 California Buckeye Burl   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 California Buckeye Burl

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - California Buckeye Burl

  1. <..

    Price: $224.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Bugundy & Gold Elder Burl   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Bugundy & Gold Elder Burl

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Bugundy & Gold Elder Burl

  1. Price: $194.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Bocote   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Bocote

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Bocote

  1. Price: $164.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Blue & Gold Maple Burl   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Blue & Gold Maple Burl

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Blue & Gold Maple Burl

  1. Price: $194.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Blue & Gold Burl - #2   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Blue & Gold Burl - #2

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Blue & Gold Burl

  1. ..

    Price: $194.96


          Van Driver/ Relief LGV Driver Class 2 (Category C) - COOK Trading - United Kingdom   
Van Driver/ Relief LGV Driver Class 2 (Category C). You must have good knowledge of the south-east area and at least 2 years of experience of driving an LGV...
From COOK Trading - Tue, 02 May 2017 06:56:46 GMT - View all United Kingdom jobs
          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Blue & Gold Burl - #1   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Blue & Gold Burl - #1

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Blue & Gold Burl

  1. ..

    Price: $194.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Black G-10   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Black G-10

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Black G-10

  1. Price: $157.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Black Canvas Micarta - Bloody Basin Spacer   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Black Canvas Micarta - Bloody Basin Spacer

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Black Canvas Micarta - Bloody Basin Spacer

  1. $172.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Black Canvas Micarta - Banded Malachite Spacer   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Black Canvas Micarta - Banded Malachite Spacer

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Black Canvas Micarta - Banded Malachite Spacer

  1. Price: $172.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Black Canvas Micarta   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Black Canvas Micarta

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Black Canvas Micarta

  1. Price: $142.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Black & Scarlet Elder Burl   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Black & Scarlet Elder Burl

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Black & Scarlet Elder Burl

  1. $194.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Birdseye Maple   
Ultra Lite Hunter 2 Birdseye Maple

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 2 - Birdseye Maple

  1. Price: $172.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Turkish Walnut Burl   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Turkish Walnut Burl

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Turkish Walnut Burl

  1. Price: $179.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Red, Gold & Green Elder Burl   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Red, Gold & Green Elder Burl

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Red, Gold & Green Elder Burl

  1. $187.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Natural Maple Burl Bloody Basin Spacer   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Natural Maple Burl Bloody Basin Spacer

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Natural Maple Burl Bloody Basin Spacer

  1. $217.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Natural Maple Burl   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Natural Maple Burl

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Natural Maple Burl

  1. Price: $187.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Natural Canvas Micarta   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Natural Canvas Micarta

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Natural Canvas Micarta

  1. Price: $142.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Maroon Linen Micarta   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Maroon Linen Micarta

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Maroon Linen Micarta

  1. Price: $149.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Green Canvas Micarta - Matte Finish   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Green Canvas Micarta - Matte Finish

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Green Canvas Micarta

  1. Price: $142.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Green Canvas Micarta - Bloody Basin Spacer   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Green Canvas Micarta - Bloody Basin Spacer

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Green Canvas Micarta - Bloody Basin Spacer

  1. $172.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Green Canvas Micarta   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Green Canvas Micarta

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Green Canvas Micarta

  1. Price: $142.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Green & Gold Elder Burl - #2   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Green & Gold Elder Burl - #2

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Green & Gold Elder Burl

  1. <..

    Price: $187.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Green & Gold Elder Burl - #1   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Green & Gold Elder Burl - #1

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Green & Gold Elder Burl

  1. <..

    Price: $187.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Desert Ironwood   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Desert Ironwood

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Desert Ironwood

  1. <..

    Price: $172.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Deep Blue & Charcoal Maple Burl - #2   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Deep Blue & Charcoal Maple Burl - #2

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Deep Blue & Charcoal Maple Burl

  1. $187.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Deep Blue & Charcoal Maple Burl - #1   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Deep Blue & Charcoal Maple Burl - #1

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Deep Blue & Charcoal Maple Burl

  1. $187.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Dark Curly Maple - Banded Malachite Spacer   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Dark Curly Maple - Banded Malachite Spacer

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Dark Curly Maple - Banded Malachite Spacer

  1. $187.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Dark Curly Maple   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Dark Curly Maple

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Dark Curly Maple

  1. ..

    Price: $157.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Curly Koa Burl   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Curly Koa Burl

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Curly Koa Burl

  1. Price: $217.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Cocobolo   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Cocobolo

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Cocobolo

  1. Price: $164.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 California Buckeye Burl   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 California Buckeye Burl

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - California Buckeye Burl

  1. <..

    Price: $217.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Burgundy Maple Burl   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Burgundy Maple Burl

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Burgundy Maple Burl

  1. Price: $187.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Bocote   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Bocote

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Bocote

  1. Price: $157.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Blue Birdseye Maple   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Blue Birdseye Maple

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Blue Birdseye Maple

  1. Price: $164.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Blue & Gold Burl - #3   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Blue & Gold Burl - #3

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Blue & Gold Burl

  1. ..

    Price: $187.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Blue & Gold Burl - #2   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Blue & Gold Burl - #2

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Blue & Gold Burl

  1. ..

    Price: $187.46


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Blue & Gold Burl - #1   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Blue & Gold Burl - #1

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Blue & Gold Burl

  1. ..

    Price: $187.46


          June 29, 2017: Hour 2   
In hour two of Here & Now's June 29, 2017 full broadcast, President Trump's revised travel ban is set to take effect Thursday night. We check in with NPR's Joel Rose about the expected effects of the new travel rules. Also, the Supreme Court's first term with Justice Neil Gorsuch came to a close this week. NPR legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg joins us for a look at Gorsuch's opinions and the future of the Supreme Court. And shares of Blue Apron began trading on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday, as the meal delivery kit company faces a number of challenges.
          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Black G-10   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Black G-10

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Black G-10

  1. Price: $149.96


          Trainee Sales Consultant - No Experience Needed   
Meondo Trading 464 CC - Gauteng - Trainee Sales Assistant – No Experience Needed!At Meondo Trading we pride ourselves in creating lasting relationships both with our clients...
          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Black Canvas Micarta - Matte Finish   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Black Canvas Micarta - Matte Finish

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Black Canvas Micarta

  1. Price: $134.96


          Trainee Sales Representative - No Experience Needed   
Meondo Trading 464 CC - Johannesburg, Gauteng - Trainee Sales Representative – No Experience Needed!At Meondo Trading we pride ourselves in creating lasting relationships...
          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Black Canvas Micarta - Bloody Basin Spacer   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Black Canvas Micarta - Bloody Basin Spacer

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Black Canvas Micarta - Bloody Basin Spacer

  1. $164.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Black Canvas Micarta - Black-Web Turquoise Spacer   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Black Canvas Micarta - Black-Web Turquoise Spacer

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Black Canvas Micarta - Black-Web Turquoise Spacer

  1. Price: $164.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Black Canvas Micarta - Banded Malachite Spacer   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Black Canvas Micarta - Banded Malachite Spacer

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Black Canvas Micarta - Banded Malachite Spacer

  1. Price: $164.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Black Canvas Micarta   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Black Canvas Micarta

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Black Canvas Micarta

  1. Price: $134.96


          Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Black & Scarlet Elder Burl   
Ultra Lite Hunter 1 Black & Scarlet Elder Burl

Bark River Knives | Ultra Lite Hunter 1 - Black & Scarlet Elder Burl

  1. $187.46


          Special Hunting Knife - Hidden Tang - Stacked Leather   
Special Hunting Knife - Hidden Tang - Stacked Leather

Bark River | Special Hunting Knife - Hidden Tang

  1. Specs:
  2. ..

    Price: $209.95


          Great Eastern Tidioute - #66 Calf Roper - OD Linen Micarta   
Great Eastern Tidioute - #66 Calf Roper - OD Linen Micarta

Great Eastern | Tidioute - #66 Calf Roper

  1. Specs:
  2. Price: $103.10


          Ohta Model #113 Dogleg - Stag - #4   
Ohta Model #113 Dogleg - Stag - #4

Ohta | Model #113 Dogleg

  1. Specs:
  2. Overall Length: 6.7..

    Price: $460.00


          Ohta Model #113 Dogleg - Stag - #3   
Ohta Model #113 Dogleg - Stag - #3

Ohta | Model #113 Dogleg

  1. Specs:
  2. Overall Length: 6.7..

    Price: $460.00


          Ohta Model #113 Dogleg - Stag - #2   
Ohta Model #113 Dogleg - Stag - #2

Ohta | Model #113 Dogleg

  1. Specs:
  2. Overall Length: 6.7..

    Price: $460.00


          Ohta Model #113 Dogleg - Stag - #1   
Ohta Model #113 Dogleg - Stag - #1

Ohta | Model #113 Dogleg

  1. Specs:
  2. Overall Length: 6.7..

    Price: $460.00


          Fiddleback Forge Handyman - Everygreen Burlap Micarta - Black & White Liners   
Fiddleback Forge Handyman - Everygreen Burlap Micarta - Black & White Liners

Fiddleback Forge | Handyman

Custom made from Fiddleback Forge in Cumming, GA, USA. Includes leather sheath with purchase.

No substitutions, exchanges, or other colors are available for the included sheath.

Fiddleback Forge Handyman - OD Canvas Micarta - Natural & White Liners

Fiddleback Forge | Handyman

Custom made from Fiddleback Forge in Cumming, GA, USA. Includes leather sheath with purchase.

No substitutions, exchanges, or other colors are available for the included sheath.

Fiddleback Forge Shaman - Desert Ironwood - Commando

Fiddleback Forge | Shaman

Custom made from Fiddleback Forge in Cumming, GA, USA. Includes leather sheath with purchase.

No substitutions, exchanges, or other colors are available for the included sheath.

Fiddleback Forge Shaman - Black Canvas Micarta - Commando

Fiddleback Forge | Shaman

Custom made from Fiddleback Forge in Cumming, GA, USA. Includes leather sheath with purchase.

No substitutions, exchanges, or other colors are available for the included sheath.

Fiddleback Forge Tobaggan - California Buckeye Burl - Black Bolster - Lime Liners

Fiddleback Forge | Tobaggan

Custom made from Fiddleback Forge in Cumming, GA, USA. Includes leather sheath with purchase.

No substitutions, exchanges, or other colors are available for the included sheath.

Fiddleback Forge Tobaggan - Maroon Linen Micarta - Black & White Liners

Fiddleback Forge | Tobaggan

Custom made from Fiddleback Forge in Cumming, GA, USA. Includes leather sheath with purchase.

No substitutions, exchanges, or other colors are available for the included sheath.

Fiddleback Forge Tobaggan - Coffee Bag Burlap Micarta - Black Bolster

Fiddleback Forge | Tobaggan

Custom made from Fiddleback Forge in Cumming, GA, USA. Includes leather sheath with purchase.

No substitutions, exchanges, or other colors are available for the included sheath.

Fiddleback Forge Sneaky Pete - Satin Burl - Natural & White Liners

Fiddleback Forge | Sneaky Pete

Custom made from Fiddleback Forge in Cumming, GA, USA. Includes leather sheath with purchase.

No substitutions, exchanges, or other colors are available for the included sheath.

Fiddleback Forge Bushfinger - Camel Thorn - Black & Lime Liners

Fiddleback Forge | Bushfinger

Custom made from Fiddleback Forge in Cumming, GA, USA. Includes leather sheath with purchase.

No substitutions, exchanges, or other colors are available for the included sheath.

Fiddleback Forge Hiking Buddy - Ruby Burlap - Black Bolster

Fiddleback Forge | Hiking Buddy

Custom made from Fiddleback Forge in Cumming, GA, USA. Includes leather sheath with purchase.

No substitutions, exchanges, or other colors are available for the included sheath.

Fiddleback Forge Hiking Buddy - California Buckeye Burl - Black & White Liners

Fiddleback Forge | Hiking Buddy

Custom made from Fiddleback Forge in Cumming, GA, USA. Includes leather sheath with purchase.

No substitutions, exchanges, or other colors are available for the included sheath.

W. A. Surls Loveless-style Drop Point Hunter - Crosscut Mammoth Ivory

W. A. Surls | Loveless-style Drop Point Hunter

W.A. Surls by Allen Surls from Cummings, GA.

  1. W. A. Surls Stingray EDC - Ironwood - Natural & White Liners

W. A. Surls | Stingray EDC

W.A. Surls by Allen Surls from Cummings, GA.

  1. Specs:Price: $300.00


          W. A. Surls Bobcat - Navy Burlap Micarta - Natural Burlap Bolster - Black & White Liners   
W. A. Surls Bobcat - Navy Burlap Micarta - Natural Burlap Bolster - Black & White Liners

W. A. Surls | Bobcat

W.A. Surls by Allen Surls from Cummings, GA.

  1. Specs:Price: $300.00


          W. A. Surls Dakota - Sapele - Black & White Liners   
W. A. Surls Dakota - Sapele - Black & White Liners

W. A. Surls | Dakota

W.A. Surls by Allen Surls from Cummings, GA.

  1. Specs:Price: $365.00


          W. A. Surls Kodiak - Curly Walnut - Black & White Liners   
W. A. Surls Kodiak - Curly Walnut - Black & White Liners

W. A. Surls | Kodiak

W.A. Surls by Allen Surls from Cummings, GA.

  1. Specs:Price: $350.00


          W. A. Surls Trapper - Clip Point - Ancient Walrus Ivory - Copper Hardware   
W. A. Surls Trapper - Clip Point - Ancient Walrus Ivory - Copper Hardware

W. A. Surls | Trapper - Clip Point

W.A. Surls by Allen Surls from Cummings, GA.

  1. S..

    Price: $370.00


          W. A. Surls Thorn - Curly Koa - Black & White Liners   
W. A. Surls Thorn - Curly Koa - Black & White Liners

W. A. Surls | Thorn

W.A. Surls by Allen Surls from Cummings, GA.

  1. Specs:Price: $340.00


          W. A. Surls Brisbee - Claro Walnut - Black & White Liners   
W. A. Surls Brisbee - Claro Walnut - Black & White Liners

W. A. Surls | Brisbee

W.A. Surls by Allen Surls from Cummings, GA.

  1. Specs:<..

    Price: $350.00


          W. A. Surls Huntsman - Navy Burlap Micarta - Natural & White Liners   
W. A. Surls Huntsman - Navy Burlap Micarta - Natural & White Liners

W. A. Surls | Huntsman

W.A. Surls by Allen Surls from Cummings, GA.

  1. Specs:..

    Price: $260.00


          W. A. Surls Trapper - Spear Point - Kudu Bone - Copper Hardware - #JASON   
W. A. Surls Trapper - Spear Point - Kudu Bone - Copper Hardware - #JASON

W. A. Surls | Trapper - Spear Point

W.A. Surls by Allen Surls from Cummings, GA.

  1. W. A. Surls Inlander - Ironwood - Ivory Paper Micarta Bolster

W. A. Surls | Inlander

W.A. Surls by Allen Surls from Cummings, GA.

  1. Specs:..

    Price: $300.00


          Silver Stag Pacific Bowie   
Silver Stag Pacific Bowie

Silver Stag | Pacific Bowie

  1. Specs:
  2. Overall L..

    Price: $149.95


          Spyderco Alcyone - Gray G-10   
Spyderco Alcyone - Gray G-10

Spyderco | Alcyone

  1. Specs:
  2. Overall Length:Price: $59.95


          Spyderco Para 3 - Black G-10 - Black Blade   
Spyderco Para 3 - Black G-10 - Black Blade

Spyderco | Paramilitary 3

  1. Specs:
  2. Overall Len..

    Price: $125.97


          2 bed detached bungalow for sale in wareham - 334950 gbp   
2 bed detached bungalow for sale in wareham - 334950 gbp About this propertya front door leads to the entrance hallway where there is access to the loft space and built in airing cupboard. the sitting room has dual aspect windows to the front and rear, a gas fire with back boiler and a doorway to the dining room. the modern fitted kitchen has a range of wall mounted and base storage cupboards and drawers, rolled top work surfaces, single bowl single drainer stainless steel sink unit with mixer tap, part tiled walls, integrated fridge/freezer, space for cooker and space and plumbing for washing machine. there is an archway from the kitchen through to the dining room with triple aspect windows overlooking the delightful rear garden.there are two double bedrooms with the main bedroom to the rear of the property overlooking the garden. the modern fitted bathroom has underfloor heating and comprises a corner shower with tiled walls and feature glass block wall, wash basin with mixer tap, low level wc, heated towel rail and storage cupboard.outside, the front of the property is laid to shrub and herbaceous borders and shingle providing off road parking in turn leading to the single garage which has electric up and over door. the rear garden is well established and of a very good size predominantly laid to lawn leading to a wooded area to the rear where there is a timber shed. there is side access to the property together with a personal door to the garage from the patio area.sitting room214 x 118kitchen108 x 96dining room15 x 126bedroom one13 x 108bedroom two102 x 99shower room69 x 74directions:from the bakers arms roundabout proceed towards wareham along sandford road and at the texaco petrol filling station turn right into miles avenue. number 32 will be found on the right hand side.viewing: strictly by appointment.consumer protection from unfair trading regulations 2008the agent has not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures and fittings or services and so cannot verify that they are in working order or fit for the purpose. a buyer is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor or surveyor. references to the tenure of a property are based on information supplied by the seller. the agent has not had sight of the title documents. a buyer is advised to obtain verification from their solicitor. items shown in photographs are not included unless specifically mentioned within the sales particulars. they may however be available by separate negotiation. buyers must check the availability of any property and make an appointment to view before embarking on any journey to see a property.ref: r928
          VaporFi Air 2 Mini Preview   
Featuring a small footprint, a minimal design and based on an all-in-one platform, the all new VaporFi Air 2 Mini Vaporizer has plenty to offer, including a reasonable performance offering. It’s truly one of the best on-the-go devices available on the market, and as more users adapt to the idea of trading in mods for […]
          Preparing Used Car Before Selling or Trading   

It is crucial to make a first impression when selling or trading cars. Sometimes, it takes more than just polishing the exterior, as it also needs to have a favorable scent inside the vehicle. Here are steps to help you find a buyer as quickly as possible. Wash the exterior – one of the things […]

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          (USA-MI-Kalamazoo) Maintenance Shop Clerk / Service Writer   
**33656BR** **Job Title:** Maintenance Shop Clerk / Service Writer **Division:** 3080: Republic-Kalamazoo **Position Summary:** The Maintenance Clerk provides administrative support to the maintenance function. **Exempt Status:** Non-exempt **Requisition ID:** 33656BR **Preferred Qualifications:** • Related experience in a maintenance / trucking industry. **State:** MI **EEO Statement:** Republic Services is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. **Position Type:** Full-Time **Location:** 26211: Kalamazoo-3432 Gembrit Cir **Principal Responsibilities:** • Assures the availability of parts in a cost-effective manner. • Maintains fleet records on inventory levels, preventive maintenance schedules, and corrective maintenance performed on all units. • Inputs fleet information into the computerized fleet management system daily. • May act as a point of contact with vendors to order, receive and ensure payment for goods and services. • Prepares truck purchase orders for management approval, including assignment of general ledger codes. Utilizes ePro to process transactions. • Receives, tags, stocks and dispenses parts to mechanics according to Corporate and Regional policy and local operating procedures. • Reviews purchase orders with accounting to ensure accuracy and proper payment of invoices. • Produces various productivity and usage reports for management review. • Follows all safety policies and procedures; participates with the team to achieve safety goals. • Reconciles Dossier financial data to Lawson general ledger. • Supports the Fleet Manager with analysis of fleet operations reports. This includes analyzing data, identifying trends and outliers, and correcting mistakes where appropriate. Resolves data errors and escalates others errors to management for comparison against identified critical objectives and standards. • May assist with the parts organization and inventory. • Performs other job-related duties as assigned. The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required by personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company. **Qualifications:** • High school diploma or G.E.D. • Minimum of 1 year of general office experience or equivalent training. **Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:** None. **City:** Kalamazoo **Job Category:** Administrative Support **About Us:** About Republic Services Republic Services is an industry leader in U.S. recycling and non-hazardous solid waste. Through our subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills focus on providing effective solutions to make proper waste disposal effortless for our 14 million customers. We’ll handle it from here.TM, our brand promise, lets customers know they can count on Republic to provide a superior experience while fostering a sustainable Blue PlanetTM for future generations to enjoy a cleaner, safer and healthier world. Our Heritage Our history dates back to the early 1990’s when Republic Waste Services was formed to consolidate a series of regional waste collection companies. The Company underwent a series of name changes and business transformations during the early to mid-90’s and began trading as Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG) on July 1, 1998. For the next 10 years, the Company experienced strong and dramatic growth and, in late 2008, Republic Services and Allied Waste Industries merged to create the current Company. Today, Republic Services is a Fortune 300 Company, operating across 39 states and Puerto Rico. Why Work with Us Our Company cannot thrive without great people devoted to serving customers, the community and the planet. We hire the best people to make Republic a great place to work. We are focused on attracting talented individuals across professions who are as committed to serving customers and the planet as we are. We strive to create a workplace that's meaningful and rewarding to our 33,000 employees. That's why we are proud to be recognized as Best Large Employer by Forbes, World’s Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere, and One of the Most Meaningful Companies to Work for in America by Business Insider. **Rewarding Compensation and Benefits:** Eligible employees can elect to participate in: • Comprehensive medical benefits coverage, dental plans and vision coverage. • Health care and dependent care spending accounts. • Short- and long-term disability. • Life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment insurance. • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EAP). • Employee discount programs. • 401(k) plan with a generous company match. • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP).
          Análisis de una cuenta PAMM (gestor) de Alpari   

En este artículo vamos a explicar como realizar el análisis de una cuenta PAMM (gestor) del broker Alpari, utilizando los datos y estadísticas de rendimiento que proporciona esta compañía. El sistema de cuentas PAMM de este broker es uno de los más antiguos (funciona desde el 2010) y es uno de los más populares, ya que cuenta con miles de inversores de todas partes del mundo así como con literalmente cientos de gestores, muchos de los cuales son una buena [...] Continuar Leyendo

          ¿Como usar correctamente la relación Riesgo-Beneficio como un trader profesional?   

La relación de Riesgo-Beneficio es un tema muy discutido y controversial en el trading ya que mientras que algunos operadores afirman que es totalmente inútil, otros creen que es el Santo Grial en el trading y que debe ser parte de toda estrategia de negociación. En el siguiente artículo explicamos cómo usar la relación de riesgo beneficio correctamente, compartimos algunos hechos menos conocidos sobre los conceptos principales y desmitificamos las ideas más comunes detrás de esta metodología.

Principales ideas erróneas [...] Continuar Leyendo
          Parlamento británico votará en discurso de la Reina y datos económicos clave esta semana   

Durante esta semana los principales acontecimientos económicos hijo:

-En el Reino Unido, el Parlamento votará en el discurso de la Reina, lo que determinará si May mantendrá su posición como Primer Ministro o no.

-En la zona euro, los datos preliminares del IPC de junio podrían proporcionar alguna orientación sobre si es probable que el BCE continúe moviéndose hacia un sesgo más optimista.

-Se espera que los datos de inflación de Japón para mayo muestren una mayor aceleración de los [...] Continuar Leyendo

          Valutrades – Broker de Forex y CFD   

Tipo de broker: Valutrades es un broker de Forex y CFD ECN. País de origen: Las oficinas centrales de Valutrades están localizadas en Reino Unido. Regulación: Se encuentra regulado por la FCA del Reino Unido (número de registro 586441). Plataformas de trading: Este broker ofrece dos plataformas de trading, una descargable y la otra basada en la web (no requiere descarga), las cuáles están basadas en Metatrader 4. También cuenta con aplicaciones para dispositivos móviles. Todas estas [...] Continuar Leyendo

          El Drawdown en los Sistemas de Trading   

Los drawdowns ocurren cuando las pérdidas en una cuenta de trading superan a los beneficios durante un período determinado. Si usted negocia en cualquier tipo de mercado volátil, un cierto drawdown es inevitable. Es uno de los riesgos asociados con colocar dinero y operar en los mercados financieros y es algo que sufren tarde o temprano los sistemas de trading. Un drawdown se convierte en un problema grave cuando las pérdidas son grandes en proporción a los fondos mantenidos en [...] Continuar Leyendo

          ¿Cómo especular con Bitcoins y otras criptodivisas con eToro?   

Bitcoin y otras criptodivisas como Ethereum y Litecoin se han convertido en los nuevos activos de moda para muchos inversores y traders de todo el mundo, que especulan todos los días con sus fluctuaciones en el precio. Esto se debe a que las criptodivisas han experimentado un crecimiento exponencial en los últimos años (en el momento de la escritura de ete artículo el precio de Bitcoin era de alrededor de 2800 USD) y algunos incluso consideran que en unos años [...] Continuar Leyendo

          Esta semana comienzan las negociaciones del Brexit y habrá reunión del RBNZ   

-En Nueva Zelanda, se espera que el RBNZ no tome ninguna medida. Es probable que el tono de la declaración de la reunión puede ser un poco más cauteloso que antes.

-Se prevé también que el Norges Bank mantenga su posición. Existe la probabilidad de que los encargados de formular políticas comuniquen un mensaje algo más optimista.

-En el Reino Unido, es probable que el comienzo de las negociaciones de Brexit y el discurso de la reina atraigan la atención [...] Continuar Leyendo

          Bono por depósito y servicio VPS de FBS para el 2017   

El broker de Forex y CFD FBS está ofreciendo durante el 2017 una serie de promociones a todos sus clientes que incluyen un bono por depósito de hasta el 100%, un servicio de hosting Forex VPS y un bono de $500 para los miembros de su programa de afiliados. Estas promociones están disponibles para todos los clientes de esta compañía, incluyendo clientes nuevos y clientes existentes, de cualquier nacionalidad.

A continuación se describen las características y condiciones de estas promociones. [...] Continuar Leyendo

          Diversificación aplicada a las cuentas PAMM   

 

La diversificación es un concepto familiar para la mayoría. Alguien tal vez usa sus ventajas incluso sin ser consciente de que sus inversiones simultáneas en tres o más proyectos a corto plazo, mediano plazo y en un par de proyectos de bajo interés, no son otra cosa que la diversificación en su máxima expresión. En general, la diversificación se interpreta como “distribución de fondos entre diferentes formas de inversión para minimizar posibles pérdidas”.

En el caso de las [...] Continuar Leyendo

          Patrón armónico Sea Horse   

En este artículos vamos a mostrar y discutir sobre el patrón de precios armónico Sea Horse. Esta formación se relaciona con el patrón AB=CD y ha demostrado ser bastante fiable en mercados en tendencia.

Los mercados demuestran patrones repetitivos en los que el precio oscila entre dos conjuntos de relaciones de precios, lo que hace posibles las proyecciones de precios. Las tendencias del mercado pueden ser definidas por las relaciones geométricas tales como las relaciones armónicas que se producen [...] Continuar Leyendo

          Baker Hughes shareholders OK GE deal, closing date set   
Shareholders of Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE: BHI) have overwhelmingly approved the Houston-based company’s combination with GE Oil & Gas. As such, the deal is expected to close July 3, Baker Hughes and Boston-based General Electric Co. (NYSE: GE) announced June 30. Baker Hughes shares will continue to trade on the NYSE until the market closes on July 3. The combined company will be called Baker Hughes, a GE company, and shares will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol…

          China Continuing To Upgrade It Foreign Trade   

China Continuing To Upgrade It Foreign Trade China will continue to transform and upgrade its foreign trade in accordance with World Trade Organization (WTO) rules, an official from the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said. The statement, published on the MOC website, was made by an official in charge of the MOC’s department of treaty and […]

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          Crossout – “Breaks Three Million Players”   
Targem Games’ and Gaijin Entertainment’s Action MMOG Crossout has kicked off with a landslide launch on PC, PS4™ and Xbox One, attracting more than three million players in less than a month since going public. Players from all over the world have already spent millions of combined hours crafting, fighting, racing and trading in-game – […]
          The craziest half hour in offseason history, one year later   

Do you remember where you were one year ago this afternoon?

If you’re a hockey fan, there’s a good chance you do. That’s because today marks the one-year anniversary of the craziest 23 minutes in NHL off-season history. In less than the time it takes to deliver a pizza, NHL front offices delivered three of the biggest stories of the entire year: Taylor Hall for Adam Larsson, P.K. Subban for Shea Weber, and Steven Stamkos re-signing in Tampa.

Sports fan like to talk about days and moments that change everything, and it’s almost always hyperbole. But June 29, 2016, might qualify. We woke up thinking that certain players were untradeable, that the art of the one-for-one deal was all but dead, and that a superstar in his prime really could reach free agency and switch teams.

By the end of the day, none of those things was true anymore, along with thoughts like, “Nothing that happens in an NHL off-season could truly shock me.”

So yes, a lot changed in just 23 minutes. But a lot can change in 12 months, too, and some of the things we were left believing a year ago have evolved since. Today, let’s mark the anniversary of that wild day by comparing how things looked in the immediate aftermath of the madness compared to how they look right now.

The view a year ago: Trading P.K. Subban is the kind of thing that could come back to bite Marc Bergevin.

The view today: Trading P.K. Subban has come back to bite Marc Bergevin.

We’re not declaring winners or losers in the Subban/Weber deal yet — we’ve still got another decade or so to decide that. But when you look at everyone involved in that wild afternoon, you could make a case that nobody’s reputation has taken more of a hit than Bergevin’s.

Being the GM of the Canadiens may be one of the toughest jobs in sports, and Bergevin has been doing it for five years now, so it was inevitable that some of the shine would come off. But it wasn’t all that long ago that Bergevin was pretty darn shiny. He’d been named a finalist for GM of the Year in just his second season, and notoriously hard-to-please Montreal fans seemed cautiously optimistic about the job he was doing. He’d locked down Max Pacioretty on a fantastic deal, and got Carey Price at what turned out to be decent value. The Thomas Vanek rental hadn’t really worked, but Jeff Petry seemed like a smart pickup, and Habs fans seemed OK with the recent Andrew Shaw trade.

And then came Subban/Weber, a blockbuster so big that nothing else really seemed to matter anymore.

Many fans and analysts absolutely hated the trade, calling it a huge mistake, maybe even the worst in team history. That view was far from unanimous, and even today many Habs fans are perfectly fine with the swap.

But after watching the Canadiens make a first-round exit while the Predators rolled all the way to Cup final, everything Bergevin does is viewed through the Subban/Weber lens. And it didn’t help that it sure looked like the Habs were choosing Michel Therrien over Subban, only to fire the coach midway through the season.

By the time the 2017 trade deadline arrived and Bergevin was remaking the bottom of his roster on the fly, the skepticism was palpable, and today many Habs fans seem to be holding their breath over his attempts to trade Alexander Galchenyuk and/or acquire a top-line centre. Bergevin is facing more off-season pressure than any GM in the league, and his fan base seems a lot less willing to give him the benefit of the doubt than they were before that fateful day a year ago.

The view a year ago: The Oilers don’t know what they’re doing.

The view today: The Oilers might know what they’re doing.

Here’s the other side of the criticism coin. While Bergevin was questioned about his trade, Peter Chiarelli was outright roasted for his. The Hall trade became an immediate punchline, with a consensus forming almost instantly. The Oilers had made a huge mistake. They needed to get a bigger return. The Devils had pulled off a robbery. One so-called expert even said Edmonton had finally “worked up the nerve to talk to the pretty girl across the street, then stepped right into an open manhole cover”. (That last one was me. Look, I’m a Leafs fan — bad trades are kind of an area of expertise.)

One year later, well, it’s funny what a 103-point season and a return to the playoffs after over a decade can do to perceptions.

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          Miami Dolphins have high hopes for healthy Julius Thomas   

The Miami Dolphins have high hopes for tight end Julius Thomas, who is reuniting with former offensive coordinator Adam Gase… The Miami Dolphins are excited about the possibilities within their offense in 2017, and for good reason. They didn’t lose much by trading away Branden Albert, but they gained what they feel can be a […]

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          Micron Rising: FYQ3 Beats, Q4 View Higher: DRAM Prices Up 14%, NAND Volume Up 17%   
Micron shares slipped in late trading despite the company easily beating quarterly revenue and earnings expectations, and forecasting this quarter higher as well, driven by rising DRAM prices and NAND flash sales.
          Blue Apron Rises 7% from IPO Price to $10.70   
Home food-delivery startup Blue Apron got off to a slow start on its first day of trading, rising 7% from its IPO price. Chief Executive Matthew Salzberg told CNBC's he's not scared of Amazon's entry into the retail grocery distribution business with the Whole Foods deal, saying anything that drives more online buying of groceries will help his company.
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          Forex Expert Advisors REVIEW of FAP Turbo Expert Advisor   
Auto FOREX Reviews Forex Autopilot: Is It Any Good? Or Just Another Internet Scam!   ForexAutoPilot is automated trading software which was created by veteran Forex trader, Marcus Leary, and is one of the most popular trading softwares available on the world wide web today. Like most forex trading software, it is certainly not perfect. […]
          Forex EXPERT Advisors Introducing FAP Turbo Forex EXPERTADVISORS   
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          Forex ExpertAdvisors Introducing FAP Turbo Automated Robot   
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          Industrial Companies Lead US Stock Indexes Mostly Higher   
Wall Street closed out the final day of the second quarter with slight gains after a broad rally faded in the last few minutes of trading Friday.
          Blue Apron Shares End Flat in Trading Debut   
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          Hedge Fund Traders Return To Banking As Trump Promises To 'Make Prop Trading Great Again'   

The hedge fund industry is finding itself in increasingly dire straits as persistently weak returns and the advent of low-cost investing have forced more and more funds to shut down. So, it's unsurprising that, amid this steadily worsening backdrop, more traders are heading for the exits. But where are the heading? Increasingly, more traders are moving back from where they came - i.e. the big banks, which expect to see a boost in trading revenue as President Donald Trump has vowed to dial back postcrisis regulations that forced banks to wind down their prop desks.

In recent months, a number of high-profile hedge fund names have made the leap back to banking, according to Bloomberg.

“This month, Barclays Plc hired Chris Leonard, a founder of two hedge funds in the decade since he left JPMorgan Chase & Co., to turn around U.S. rates trading. At the end of last year, ex-bankers Roberto Hoornweg and Chris Rivelli, both of Brevan Howard Asset Management, left that London hedge fund for banks.

 

Recruiters say these moves and others aren’t just the usual attrition: banks in New York and London are interesting employers again a decade after the financial crisis, and may get involved in more proprietary trading if President Trump eases regulatory burdens. There’s also another factor: many macro funds just don’t make money anymore.

 

One recruiter says he expects defections to increase over the next nine months.

 

“In the last quarter of the year or first quarter of 2018, you will find more people leaving the hedge funds to join banks to run proprietary money,” said Jason Kennedy, chief executive officer of the Kennedy Group in London, which hires for banks and hedge funds. “The banks will become more attractive in terms of jobs and pay.”

The Trump administration has struggled to pass elements of its agenda - most notable its plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. And it only recently scored a partial victory on its immigration ban. Yet financial deregulation is one area where the Trump agenda is moving inexorably forward. On June 13, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin issued a report – the first in a series that will detail how the administration plans to proceed with paring back post-crisis regulations.  Some of the more notable proposals in the highly-anticipated report include: adjusting the annual stress tests, easing trading rules (i.e., gutting the Volcker Rule), and paring back the power of the watchdogs - like the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Unlike the administration’s health-care plans, these measures enjoy broad support among Republicans.

Meanwhile, hedge funds are finding it increasingly difficult to compete for top talent.

"...the bar within the hedge-fund world has increased dramatically over the last year,” Kennedy said.

 

Hedge funds, stung by years of underperformance and revolts from investors, are increasingly under pressure to dump their traditional 2 percent management and 20 percent performance-fee model, curtailing their ability to hire and retain talent. Louis Bacon’s Moore Capital Management, Tudor Investment Corp., Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC, Canyon Capital Advisors and Brevan Howard were among money managers who cut fees last year. More hedge funds shuttered last year than started, a trend that continued in the first quarter of 2017, according to data from Hedge Fund Research Inc.

 

“It is not surprising that traders are looking for a safe haven, and if banks have more room to operate these moves could make sense,” said John Purcell of Purcell & Co., a London-based executive recruitment firm."

The unprecedented easy money policies adopted by the world's largest central banks in the aftermath of the crisis have hurt macro funds' profits by suppressing two-way volatility.

“Tim Sharp made the move back to the sell side even earlier, and says banks now have attractive niche trading businesses and many are nearly done downsizing. He joined Credit Suisse Group AG in July 2015 after less than a year running money at BlueCrest Capital Management LLP, the firm led by Michael Platt. At the end of that year, Platt’s firm, once among Europe’s largest hedge funds, announced it would return about $7 billion of the $8 billion it managed.

 

“It’s very difficult for macro funds," Sharp said in an interview. “Central bank policies have crushed volatility and reduced opportunities, and also it’s survival of the fittest.”

 

Sharp, who is now a director at Credit Suisse, left BlueCrest a few months after the Swiss central bank’s shock decision to remove its currency cap, which caused losses at several firms.

 

"Macro as an overall strategy has recently experienced a prolonged phase of lackluster returns, triggering a number of unwinds at big shops," said Nicolas Roth, co-head of alternative assets at Geneva-based Reyl & Cie.”

As Bloomberg explains, the flow of traders back into banking is a reversal of a trend that began in 2008, when banks, reelingfrom the crisis, saw an exodus of traders move to the buy side as many hoped to cash in on the postcrisis recovery. The advent of the Volcker rule forced banks to wind down their prop trading desks, spurring even more defections. Another factor: the rising cost of regulatory compliance is making it increasingly expensive to start a hedge fund.

"Hedge funds were booming. In 2009, hedge funds gained almost 20 percent, their best yearly performance since 1999, according to the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index; a year later, they returned 10.3 percent.

 

While macro strategies raised $13.8 billion in the first five months of this year, the most of any trading strategy tracked by eVestment, investors are disappointed by their returns. Traders wagering on currencies and rates continue to struggle, even as peers are showing signs of recovering from their multi-year funk.

 

Andrew Law’s Caxton Associates lost 8 percent this year through May and told clients that it’s slashing performance and management fees. Paul Brewer’s hedge fund Rubicon Global Fund plunged about 27 percent this year, hurt by wrong-way currency wagers, people said earlier this month.

 

It’s also more expensive to start a hedge fund than it was, because of the difficult capital raising environment and rising cost of regulatory compliance.

 

“Some macro traders are returning to the sell side, maybe in a hope that a Dodd-Frank rollback will re-open proprietary trading activity,” Roth said."

Here’s a breakdown of other personnel moves, courtesy of Bloomberg.

  • Anthony Kemp returned to Morgan Stanley at the beginning of May from Stone Milliner Asset Management, which he joined in summer 2015
  • Alex Silverman left Citadel to join Morgan Stanley in New York at the end of March 2017
  • Dipak Shah joined Citigroup Inc. as director in October 2016 from Capula Investment Services after previously working at Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
     

          Weekend Reading: Want Some Volatility With That?   

Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com,

Over the last couple of week’s, volatility has certainly picked up. As shown in the chart below, stocks have vacillated in a 1.5% trading range ever since the beginning of June. (Chart through Thursday)

Despite the pickup in volatility, support for the market has remained firm. Importantly, this confirms the conversation I had with Kevin Massengill of Meraglim just recently discussing the impact of Algorithmic Trading and how they are simultaneously currently all “buying the dip.” As he notes, this is all “fine and dandy” until the robots all decide to start “selling rallies” instead. (Start at 00:02:40 through 00:04:00)

But even with the recent pickup in volatility, volatility by its own measure remains extremely compressed and near its historical lows. While extremely low volatility is not itself an immediate issue, like margin debt, it is the “fuel” that when ignited “burns hot” during the reversion process.

Currently, as we head into the extended July 4th weekend, the bull market trend remains clearly intact. With the “accelerated advance” line holding firm on Thursday’s sell-off, but contained below the recent highs, there is little to suggest the advance that began in early 2016 has come to its final conclusion.

However, such a statement should NOT be construed as meaning it WON’T end as it more assuredly will. The only questions are simply when and how deep the subsequent reversion will be?

Volatility is creeping back. The trick will be keeping it contained.

In the meantime, this is what I am reading over the long holiday weekend.

Happy Independence Day.


Politics/Fed/Economy


Video


Markets


Research / Interesting Reads

 


Life is [Stocks] are a fragile thing. One minute you’re chewin’ on a burger, the next minute you’re dead meat.” – Adopted From Lloyd, “Dumb and Dumber”


          “How we Humans got our Big Brains…we ate Fruit”   

“How we Humans got our Big Brains…we ate Fruit” Humans likely developed large and powerful brains with the help of fruit researchers said recently. Eating fruit was a Key step up from the most basic of foodstuffs, such as leaves, and provided the energy needed to grow bulkier brains, the scientists declared. “That’s how we got […]

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          Follow the Mediterranean Diet and Pare the Risk of Common Eye Disease   

Follow the Mediterranean Diet and Pare the Risk of Common Eye Disease The Mediterranean Diet can pare the risk of developing an incurable but common eye disease by as much as 33%, a study of 6,000 people has recently revealed. The research was conducted by a group of 20 leading specialists at 1 of Europe’s […]

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          Consumers and Farmers are Asking, What is Organic?   

Consumers and Farmers are Asking, What is Organic? The Big Q: If a fruit or vegetable is not grown in soil, can it be Qrganic? That is the Key question today in the world of Organic farming, and the answer may well redefine what it means to farm organically. At issue is whether produce that […]

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          Pure Harvest Plans UAE Tomato Farm after $1.1-M Shorooq Investment   

Pure Harvest Plans UAE Tomato Farm after $1.1-M Shorooq Investment The company said its climate-controlled growing system can be used to grow fruit and vegetable year-round in the Gulf Agricultural technology firm Pure Harvest Smart Farms has announced plans to launch operations in the UAE after a $1.1-M investment from Abu Dhabi’s Shorooq Investments. Under […]

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          Americans Have a “Sweet” Tooth, It is Killing Them   

Americans Have a “Sweet” Tooth, I is Killing Them Americans have a “sweet tooth” and it’s killing them. The over consumption of sugar has been linked to a variety of chronic health problems such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. It is almost impossible for Americans to avoid sweet stuff because their food […]

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          EU Hopes To Sell More Agro-products To China   

EU Hopes To Sell More Agro-products To China The European Union (EU) hopes to export more agro-products to China, a senior EU official said Friday ahead of a trade promotion trip to China. China is a crucial market for EU agro-products and has seen considerable growth in recent years, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural […]

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          Lead Java Developer - Growing FinTech Product - (Boston)   
One of the countries fastest growing providers of financial software is in the process of growing their Mutual Fund Trading product team here in Boston. In doing so they need to hire a Lead Java Developer to help take over the end-to-end development and design of the pre-existing product as well as help build the road map that is going to move this platform forward into the AWS and modern web UI space. Currently this is a very senior team of 10 who has owned this product for the last 5 years.
          GLOBAL BLAST-OFF TRADE SETUP / THEGOLDANDOILGUY.COM   

Global Blast-Off Trade Setup
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Global Blast-Off Trade Setup


Our analysis of the global markets and metals markets are prompting us to issue a warning that may not shock a number of our followers – but may surprise others.  We use a number of custom indicators, custom indexes and other specialized features to try to keep our valued members aware of moves before they happen at ActiveTradingPartners.com.  You may recall our recent article warning of a VIX spike between June 9th and June 13th in correlation with a US market correction (NASDAQ).  We nailed this and predicted another VIX spike on June 29th, 2017.

Are you ready for what might become the most opportunistic setup we’ve seen in over a decade?  Well, before we get to the guts of our incredible setup, let’s go over some other data to support our predictions – the global markets.

On May 3rd, 2017, we authored an article regarding Global Economic Shifts that were taking place as a result of Capital Migration and renewed risk factors throughout the global markets. 

Our hypothesis was that capital will always attempt to locate and migrate to financial environments where risk is mitigated and returns are sufficient.  We consider this an active and intrinsic role of global capital – the hunt for the ability to thrive and develop success/profits.

Since this research was completed, a number of new and interesting facets have evolved.  Two of the most interesting are the shifts within the Arabic nations with regards to Qatar and the almost total isolation recently enacted on this wealthy nation and the news from Europe that a number of smaller, regional banks are collapsing with broader, tangible relations to the EU banking system.  This type of disruption within a financial environment (think globally) causes capital to migrate rather quickly to more stable locations for self-preservation.

China/Asian markets appear to be developing a level of “moderately healthy financial environment” in terms of global market capital migration.  In the past, I would have warned that Asia/China could become a temporary safe-harbor for capital as it migrates out of riskier environments and I would still support that claim simple because China/Asia are less of a mature market compared to other.  Thus, the likelihood that China/Asia could see dramatic asset revaluation or some type of unexpected market function issues is still near the top of my list.  Yet, we can’t accurately predict when this will happen and until extended signs of weakness cause us to adopt a more concerned stance, we have to understand that capital will move to environments that seem suitable for success.  At this time, we believe China/Asia are viewed as just that – moderately suitable for capital deployment and investment (till things change).

Asia Chart

You will see from our chart that a defined support channel is in place and resistance bands appears to be setting up near the end of June and throughout September 2017.

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BRICs Chart

BRICS markets appear to have “rolled over”, as predicted, near resistance bands that indicate pricing levels may be setup for some level of correction.  It is our opinion that an 8~18% correction may be near as capital will likely migrate away from perceived increased risk and towards healthier environments.  This would put a downside target on this chart near $13k~$12.5k.

BRICS_Custom_Monthly_F

Europe Chart

The European markets appear to be at a critical juncture near a classic Fibonacci retracement pattern.  Many people do not understand one of the basic concepts of Fibonacci theory that is; price will always attempt to develop new higher highs or lower lows.  Keeping this in mind, any failure to develop higher highs in the European markets within the next 2~3 months will likely result in perceptions being that these markets are developing greater risk.  Thus, capital may migrate away from the uncertainty and risk towards healthier alternatives.
 
The European markets chart shows clear price channels that originated near July 2016 – the date Theresa May assumed the Prime Minister role.  It is interesting how the perception of an environment of strength, protection, leadership and opportunity can change the way capital migrates from different environments.  In this case, the disruption in Europe with May’s election victory changed the way people saw the future opportunities in Europe.
 
Now, with recent elections, banking issues, further debt issues and uncertainty with leadership, we can only assume that perception will change, again, towards an environment that is more risky and unstable – prompting capital migration away from these markets.

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US charts

Meanwhile, on another continent…  The US markets appear to be the “Garden of Eden” in terms of capital migration.  It is true that the entire US/Canadian/Mexican conglomerate market is suitable and in perfect financial health, but it is also true that compared to many others, these market present the potential for the best and safest deployment of capital.  The charts show that capital appreciation has been tremendous since the US Presidential Elections and may launch much higher if extended risk exists in other global markets.
 
Again, capital is always searching for a safe and suitable environment for deployment.  Taken in global terms, there are really only two suitable locations for capital and the others are inherently more risky.  These conditions may change over the next few months, but our analysis points to one critical factor that could disrupt many aspects of this global capital environment.  One thing that could be related to a massively disruptive event.


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We are now at the point that you have been waiting for.  The incredibly disruptive and opportunistic setup that could change everything in the global markets (or so we hypothesize).  Before we get to the details, we want to make certain that you understand this type of research if far from 100% guaranteed or set in stone.  We develop our analysis based on a number of massively moving components within the global economy and are predicting price moves that may be weeks of month in advance.  We advise you to consider this a learning experiment in the sense that there is absolutely no way we can state with 100% certainty our research/analysis or conclusions will play out exactly as we suggest.  It is impossible for anyone to know what will or may happen, accurately, in the future.  That is what trading is all about – making an educated guess and protecting your trade.

Well, here it is, folks.  The setup/opportunity that may turn into the biggest move in the markets for the next century. 

METALS.

Think about this for just one minute. Given the knowledge that capital will migrate to sources of safety and investment return while avoiding environments that are risky.  And, given that we’ve made fairly clear points that much of the global is setting up for some levels of disruption, uncertainty and greater risk – leaving only China/Asia and the US as the safe-harbor capital environments.  We’ve also detailed how the China/Asia markets are setting up for disruption with technical resistance levels and exposure to other global environments. 

We’ve highlighted that Europe may enter a period of disruption and uncertainty with recent elections, debt, banking issues and more and illustrated that BRICs markets are rolling over as an early warning that emerging markets might contract as global capital migrates towards safer environments.  This is not doom and gloom stuff, this is just what happens when markets are disrupted.
 
Now, look at the setup in these custom metals index charts.  A clear Flag formation has setup near historical lows that is nearing the Pinnacle.  My analysis of this pattern shows that we are setup for one more lower price rotation before the rally begins.  One more attempt at buying near ultimate lows before we could see a massive, explosive rally capable of at least a 50%+ run.  Long term, this run could be much bigger..  much, much bigger.  Fibonacci theory shows the potential for 125% or 225% gains are easily posible.

Oddly enough, our research shows that this lower wave of metals prices should complete near or before June 29th.  Remember that date from the beginning of this article?  That’s right, this is the date that we predict would initiate a volatility spike (VIX Spike).  Just how big will this VIX spike be?  If our analysis is correct, the real VIX/volatility expansion won’t begin to happen till near the end of August or near the middle of September, 2017.
 
Our analysis shows that the Metals will begin to make a move near the end of June or early July 2017.  Our analysis also shows that the US and global markets will begin to see increased volatility near Aug/Sept 2017.  We also believe that any move in Metals will likely be the result of extended risk factors globally.

 

          O, O, O,IT´S MAGIC / SEEKING ALPHA   

O, O, O, It's Magic

by: Brad Thomas
 

- All triple-net REITs grow earnings by utilizing spread investing.

- The higher the multiple, the lower the costs of capital, and that translates into BIGGER MARGINS.

- The low cost of capital (high equity multiple) is the most important competitive advantage in the net lease industry.

 
This article is one in a sequence of articles that I refer to as “If I Had To Own Just One REIT” series. As you may recall, I recently wrote on the Healthcare REIT sector and I selected Ventas, Inc. (VTR) as my top pick. I summed up my BUY recommendation as follows:
VTR is my favorite Healthcare REIT and one of the best managed REITs overall. While I don't consider the shares anywhere near bargain-pricing levels, I consider the stock soundly valued and worthy of an entry position. For a deep value investor, I would wait on a pullback, but I have no problem recommending shares at the current price point.
I also wrote on the Shopping Center REIT sector and I explained that “after surveying the list of vetted retail REITs and considering which of the companies are worthy of ownership, I find Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (ROIC) one of the best REITs to own.”
 
Given the more recent news and powerfully disruptive force in the retail sector – Amazon (AMZN), it’s critical that investors focus on QUALITY. As I explained in a recent Forbes article,
The best quality real estate with the highest sales productivity should thrive as successful retailers want to drive sales and inventory turnover..., Amazon is recognizing that to build a successful mousetrap, the blueprint must include REAL ESTATE.
In other words, it’s now more critical than ever to own Retail REITs that have the highest quality assets. There is no reason to be cute, hoping to capture outsized returns by investing a REIT like Spirit Realty (SRC) that leases to Shopko and formerly invested in a struggling grocer, Hagen. I summarized my thoughts in a recent article,
The cream always rises to the top, and today REIT investors have an opportunity to pick up shares in a stalwart REIT that has a superior low cost of capital advantage. It’s critical to always examine the underlying revenue generators of a REIT and remember that “quality is not free.
Now it’s time to continue the “If I Had To Own Just One REIT” series and today I’m writing on the Net Lease REIT sector. I’m sure you already know the company but in case you don’t here’s a clue…. O, O, O, It’s Magic.
 
 
The Basic Net Lease REIT Overview
 
Before I start on the discussion of Realty Income (O), let’s begin with a general overview of the Net Lease REIT sector. Net Lease REITs are different from Shopping Center REITs because their lease structure and growth drivers support a predictable revenue stream relative to other forms of retail real estate. This snapshot below compares Realty Income (and Net Lease REITs) with Shopping Center/Mall REITs:
 
 
 
 
One of the most important differentiators for Net Lease REITs is that they drive growth through acquisitions. When is the last time you saw a Mall REIT acquire a Mall? Net Lease REITs like Realty Income have a large pool to fish in – the sector is highly fragmented and there are opportunities to invest in practically every state in the U.S. (Realty Income owns properties in 49 states).
 
 
 
Here is a snapshot comparing Realty Income’s market capitalization with the Net Lease REIT peers:
 
 
 
Over the years, Realty Income has evolved into a massive Net Lease REIT with 4,980 properties located in 49 states and Puerto Rico. As you can see below, the company has a highly diversified portfolio spanning 49 states (not in HI):
 
 
 
 
It’s hard to fathom how much Realty Income has grown over the years, from one Taco Bell site to over 4,900 properties. The company now has incredible scale, well diversified by tenant, industry, geography, and to a certain extent, property type.
 
No tenant represents more than 6.8% of revenue as Realty Income has 250 commercial tenants, 45% are investment-grade rated (including 9 of the top 20 tenants):
 
 
 
As you can see, Whole Foods is not on the list of Top 20 tenants. During the first quarter, Realty Income added Kroger (NYSE:KR) to its top 20 tenants, representing 1.2% of annualized rental revenue. But more importantly, the top 15 tenants represent higher quality credit, less cyclical industries and greater diversification vs. 2009:
 
 
 
No industry represents more than 11.1% of rent and the company has considerable exposure to defensive industries: Top 10 industries represent strong diversification, significant exposure to non-discretionary, low price point, service-oriented industries:
 
 
Realty Income’s roots are in retail with growing exposure to mission-critical industrial properties:
 
 
 
Realty Income’s management team is highly experienced at sourcing deals and when the company invests in retail it seeks strong unit-level cash flow coverage (specific to each industry). The company seeks tenants with service, non-discretionary and/or low price point components to their business with favorable sales and demographic trends.
 
Keep in mind, there have been 13 retail bankruptcies in 2017 and 12 of them were related to apparel, electronics, and general merchandise. Realty Income has little exposure to these categories: 5 apparel BKs and O has 1.8% of ABR in apparel, 3 sporting goods BKs and O has 1.3% of ABR in sporting goods, and O has .30% exposure in electronics, 1.7% in general merchandise, and just .65% exposure in shoes (i.e. Payless BK).
 
Also, Realty Income has 3.67% exposure (based on ABR) to the grocery sector. The company has Wal-Mart and Kroger as Top 10 tenants. As I said earlier, it’s critical to invest in quality retail and that means avoid REITs that have exposure to weaker chains like Shopko (i.e. SRC) and Bi-Lo (i.e. WHLR).

What about Rite Aid (RAD)?
 
Of all of Realty Income’s tenants, Rite Aid is, in my opinion, the biggest watch list candidate. There is doubt regarding the Walgreen merger and RAD is highly leveraged (rated B by S&P). Realty Income has 69 RAD stores but I don’t consider this dire news given the fact that Realty Income has cherry-picked the real estate and the pharmacy sector is growing.
 
Who knows, maybe the RAD leases become Amazon leases… I’ll save that article for another day…
Realty Income remains comfortable with the momentum in the drugstore industry and continues to view the exposure favorably given the industry’s attractive demographic tailwinds, non-discretionary nature and continued growth from in-store pharmacy pickup.
 
Additionally, Walgreens and CVS (the top two drugstore tenants) have generated 15 consecutive quarters of positive same-store pharmacy sales growth.
 
Most importantly, over 90% of Realty Income’s retail portfolio has service, non-discretionary and/or low price point components. The Non-Retail-focused investments are Fortune 1000, primarily investment-grade rated companies.
 
 
 
The Magic Starts Right Here
 
All triple-net REITs grow earnings by utilizing spread investing; this simple formula is described as follows:
 
Cap Rate - Cost of Capital = Spread
 
By using this example, assume a triple-net REIT acquires standalone buildings at a 7% cap rate, and then, after subtracting the cost of capital (~5%), arrives at a spread (that's the profit margin) of ~2% (or 200 bps).
 
Over the years, I have been reading many articles on Seeking Alpha and other investing websites, and I'm amazed that most analysts miss the "most important thing" when it comes to net lease investing:
 
The Low Cost of Capital Advantage.
Let's consider the equity details related to spread investing.
 
To arrive at the earnings yield, one must divide the P/FFO ratio into 100. For example, a P/FFO of 21x divided by 100 is a 4.7% earnings yield. Since assuming Wall Street charges around 6.5% for equity, the earnings yield after issuance costs is .935 (100% - 6.5% = 93.5%).
 
So, the Nominal Cost of Equity is arrived at by dividing the 4.7% earnings yield by .935, or 5%.
 
With a 7% cap rate (on a purchase), the 5% NCE is equal to 2.0%. Thus, on a $100 million investment, there is $2 million in new profits for all shareholders. The same thing at 25x P/FFO equals a 4.27% NCE that translates into around $2.73 million (in profits) on a $100 million acquisition.
 
So, very simply, the higher the multiple, the lower the costs of capital, and that translates into BIGGER MARGINS.
 
AFFO yield = Annualized 2017 estimated AFFO ($3.06) divided by $56.67 stock price = 5.39%
 
Estimated cost of 10-year debt = 3.60%
 
Nominal Cost of Free Cash Flow = 0%
 
66% equity = 5.39% * (0.66) = 3.56%
 
34% debt = 3.60% * (.33) = 1.22%
 
WACC = 3.56% +1.22% = 4.78%
 
(In reality, it's actually lower than that, because O uses free cash flow instead of equity. Cash has a 0% nominal cost.)
 
Realty Income’s investment spreads relative to its weighted average cost of capital remained healthy in the first quarter, averaging 170 bps, which were well above the historical averages. Realty Income defined investment spreads as initial cash yield less the nominal first year weighted average cost of capital.
 
As illustrated below, the low cost of capital (high equity multiple) is the most important competitive advantage in the net lease industry:
 
 
Low cost of capital allows Realty Income to acquire the highest quality assets and leases in the net lease industry:
 
Realty Income avoids lease structures with above-market rents, which can often inflate initial cap rates:
 
 
Assuming identical real estate portfolio, consider two different lease structure scenarios...
 
 
Realty Income’s cost of capital advantage drives ability to source, fund, close on accretive M&A deals, like the ARCT transaction that closed in 2013:
 
 
Large, diversified portfolio offers capacity to absorb co-mingled portfolio opportunities, like the Inland portfolio that closed in 2014:
 
 
 
Realty Income’s property diversification, cost of capital, and willingness to acquire $250mm+ transactions with diverse property types provides unique growth opportunities in addition to traditional single-asset or retail sale-leaseback pipeline.
 
The Fortress Balance Sheet
 
In the first quarter, Realty Income issued approximately $800 million in common equity at an average price to investors of approximately $62 per share (trading at $53.76 now).
 
Realty Income has the highest credit rating in the net lease sector, the company issued $700 million in fixed rate unsecured debt with a weighted average term of 18.3 years and a yield of 4.1%.
 
The company’s credit spreads remain among the lowest in the REIT industry and leverage continues to decline with net debt to total market cap of approximately 26% and debt to EBITDA of approximately 5.5x. Realty Income currently has approximately $1.5 billion available on its $2 billion line of credit. This provides ample liquidity and flexibility as the company continues to grow.
 
 
 
The company is rated BBB+ by all three major rating agencies (Moody's, S&P, and Fitch), and is likely to become an A- rated REIT soon. Key metrics include: 93% fixed-rate debt, weighted average rate of 4.15% on debt, staggered maturities (8.1 year on average), and ample liquidity ($1.68 available on revolver (L+90bps) with $120 million (annually) of free cash flow.
 
 
O, O, O, It’s Magic
 
What company would copyright the name, “the monthly dividend company” if they did not intend to generate reliable monthly dividends?
 
 
As you can see, Realty Income has had Zero dividend cuts in 22 years as a public company:
 
 
 
The “Magic” of Rising Dividends: Yield on Cost, Dividend Payback long term, yield-oriented investors have been rewarded with consistent income. There are potential benefits to investing long term in a company that regularly increases its dividend. The longer you hold your shares, the higher the yield you will receive on your original investment, assuming dividends increase over time. Additionally, the compounding of reinvested dividends could generate increased investment returns over time.
 
 
Investors who have elected to reinvest their dividends have enjoyed the following returns over time (as of 3/31/2017):
 
Buy, Sell, or Hold?
 
Keep in mind, Realty Income’s share price (of $72.00) is down considerably over the last 11 months.
 
The dividend yield has compressed by 230 bps, representing a cushion for investors (Note: I had a “Trim” on shares at $72.00).
 
 
Let’s examine Realty Income’s dividend yield, compared with the peers:
 
 
Now let’s examine the AFFO Payout Ratio:
 
 
 
Realty Income's Payout Ratio is higher than most peers, but the company does not have considerable office exposure and the quality of the income stream justifies the low 80% ratio. Now let’s examine the P/FFO multiple:
 
 
 
As you see, Realty Income trades at the highest P/FFO multiple in the Net Lease REIT sector, but that does not mean shares are expensive. I would argue that shares are now “soundly” valued and that the premium valuation (relative to the peers) is warranted based on management’s skillful strategy for managing risk. Obviously, I would encourage investors to buy Realty Income if the price drops, but I consider fundamentals sound and I’m maintaining my BUY recommendation.
 
 
Although the Amazon/Whole Foods deal was a surprise last week, it should be no surprise that Realty Income has been able to successfully manage risk for more than two decades. The fact that Amazon is betting on brick and mortar serves to validate the argument that real estate is an essential asset class for delivering goods and Realty Income remains in an enviable position to be the dominant Net Lease consolidator.
 
In conclusion, if I had to buy just one Net Lease REIT, it would be Realty Income... O, O, O, it's magic!
 
AFFO per Share Forecaster (powered by FAST Graphs):
 
 
 
Author's note: Join me at the DIY Investor Summit where I share detailed tips on my core investment strategies, top advice for DIY investors, and specific ways I'm positioning for the second half of 2017.
 
Brad Thomas is a Wall Street writer, and that means he is not always right with his predictions or recommendations. That also applies to his grammar. Please excuse any typos, and be assured that he will do his best to correct any errors, if they are overlooked.
 
Finally, this article is free, and the sole purpose for writing it is to assist with research, while also providing a forum for second-level thinking. If you have not followed him, please take five seconds and click his name above (top of the page).
 
Sources: FAST Graph and O Investor Presentation.

          Supervalu Inc. (SVU) Bonds Rise 2% During Trading Analyst   

An issue of Supervalu Inc. debt rose 2% against its face value during trading on Wednesday after Telsey Advisory Group lowered their price target on the stock from $5.50 to $4.50. The debt issue has a 7.75% coupon and is set to mature on November 15, 2022.


          An Activist Investor Wants to Take Control of Organic Food Pioneer Hain Celestial   

Hain Celestial Group Inc., the company behind a variety of organic products including Terra Chips, shares were up Thursday afternoon after activist investor Glenn Welling of Engaged Capital LLC said he has launched a change-of-control director election contest that could include a push to have the company sold. Specifically, Hain was up by 5% in after hours trading to $35.76 a share on news of the campaign.


          America’s Biggest Dog Show   

The American Kennel Club (AKC®), the world’s largest purebred dog registry, and Royal Canin, a leading global pet food company specializing in breed-specific nutrition, today announced a multiyear agreement for Royal Canin to become the presenting sponsor of the AKC National Championship. The event, which will be renamed “The AKC National Championship presented by Royal […]

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          Why Are Investors Selling Dollars? : Kathy Lien   

It’s almost hard to tell if investors are pro or anti dollar because whileUSD/JPY rose within a few pips of 113 Thursday, EUR/USD hit a fresh 1-year high of 1.1445. Granted, USD/JPY came off its highs and ended the North American trading session near 112, while U.S.10-year yields hit 1-month highs. The sharp rise in […]

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This FAP turbo review 2009 will look into the FAP turbo expert advisor. This newsletter will determine if the claimed expert aide robot is earning money or not. This EA is a Metatrader four foreign-exchange trader machine. You set it onto 15-minute charts and just leave it to do its stuff. This EA has basically been tested on live markets. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. The testing started on January 5, 2009 with a start up capital of £500. Quite latterly, the author of FAP turbo review 2009 experienced a massive loss. It all happened on the 19th of January of the current year, just a few days after the beginning of live trading. The writer was using the EURGBP currency pair. It did not happen to just the writer but also to a number or folk, in particular traders of the same currency pair. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.



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The loss was quite huge since 2 weeks' worth of profit all went into smoke. What happened? Is the EA any good at all? How did such a loss happen? These were the questions raised because of this debacle. This FAP turbo review 2009 closely investigated the entire scenario and was able to draw a favorable conclusion. This robot still can earn money. You may be wondering why FAP turbo review 2009 still gave this expert counsel a good review after a very bad loss. In reality, this robot was performing really well before the draw down. The reason behind Jan 19th's draw down was the incontrovertible fact that the banking world of the United Kingdom crashed at that point. As a result, the EA became volatile too. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. Why did this happen? Are not these EA's built with risk avoidance systems? The answers to these questions are quite apparent. The EA itself has some flaws, just like any application. In reality, nothing is ideal. You will still have to glance at the markets and check for any signs of volatility. If there are signs of this sort of situation, you simply need to turn off the system for that day and skip trading. This is not so bad. These types of scenario only occur often. After the draw down, the writer was able to recuperate his losses and begin with the same quantity just before the draw down. Although it went through some bad trading day, it was able to hold it's own.

FAP Turbo is meant to mechanically investigate trading info. It gives a real-time trading results from one or two accounts and the trader can get updates every fifteen mins.See more about best forex trading robots compared below. By using this software a trader isn't required to have a huge amount of startup capital to proceed. Its user-friendly interface allows user without technical knowledge to use them without so much of a bother. FAP Turbo could work full time all week without the trader's intervention and is legendary for it's almost 95% positive turnout in its nine years since it was first conceived and has only less than 0.45% negative results. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. It also employs a particularly distinctive algorithm method that allows it to prevent losses and optimize its returns. And because it is also equipped with a strict risk management program, FAP Turbo reduces deficits more successfully. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.First, this is so easy to download and it would not take the majority of your time installing it. It also has a video tutorial that will give you step by step instructions on how to properly install and operate FAP Turbo.

There are pro consultants to watch the trading and will start orders if you need it. You may use this manual as a reference to lead you on the way if online help is not readily available. Free updates for this programme are also offered. It also provides lifetime customer membership on their internet site. From here, you can get and download mandatory updates or program revision for your software. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. Like any ventures, cash trading comes with lots of risks to take and avoid so it's way better to first try the demo program available till you master the system and become used to its interface. After you refined your abilities using this automated trader, you can let FAP Turbo do the trading and analyzing while you relax and enjoy the fruits of your investments.
          Best Forex Robot Review-Forex Robot Free   
This FAP turbo review 2009 will look into the FAP turbo expert advisor. This article is going to determine if the claimed expert counsel robot is earning or not. This EA is a Metatrader 4 foreign-exchange trader machine. You set it onto 15-minute charts and just leave it to do its stuff. This EA has basically been tested on live markets. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. The testing started on January five, 2009 with a start-up capital of £500. Quite recently, the writer of FAP turbo review 2009 experienced a big loss. It all happened on the 19th of January of this year, just one or two days after the beginning of live trading. The writer was using the EURGBP currency pair. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.



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The loss was quite enormous since two weeks' worth of profit all went into smoke. This FAP turbo review 2009 closely investigated the entire eventuality and was able to draw a favorable conclusion. This robot still can earn money. You could be thinking about why FAP turbo review 2009 still gave this expert advisor a favorable review after a very bad loss. In truth, this robot was performing really well before the draw down. The cause of January 19th's draw down was the undeniable fact that the banking sector of the UK crashed at that time. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. As a result, the EA became volatile as well . Why did this happen? Aren't these EA's built with risk avoidance systems? The solutions to these questions are quite plain. The EA itself has some issues, just like any application. In truth, nothing is ideal. The lesson the writer was ready to acquire was that you cannot just blindly turn on the EA and leave it as it is. You'll still have to look at the markets and check for any signs of volatility. If there are signs of this sort of situation, you only need to switch off the system for that day and skip trading. This is not so bad. These categories of eventuality only occur sometimes. The bottom line is this EA will still make you a lot of cash. After the draw down, the writer was able to recuperate his losses and start with an identical quantity just before the draw down. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. Although it went through some bad trading day, it was ready to hold its own.

By using this programme a trader is not needed to have a big quantity of starting capital to proceed. It has the lowest starting capital which is about $50. Its user-friendly interface allows user without technical data to use them without so much of a bother. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. It also employs a very distinctive algorithm method that permits it to prevent losses and optimize its returns. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.Setting this software up isn't a problem. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.First, this is so easy to download and it wouldn't take the majority of your time installing it. It also has a video tutorial which will give you step by step instructions on how to correctly install and operate FAP Turbo. Once installed, this automated trader is all set to do the trading for you with accurate results and trustworthy information.

There are professional experts to see the trading and will start orders if you want it. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. If and ever a user encounters some troubleshooting Problems with the software, FAP Turbo claims to a have a ready customer support system that will handle clients' questions, aside from the manual included in the package to help users install the system. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. Free updates for this programme are also offered. It also provides lifetime client membership on their online site. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. Like any ventures, money trading incorporates plenty of risks to take and avoid so it's way better to first try the demo program available until you master the system and become used to its interface. After you refined your abilities using this automated trader, you can let FAP Turbo do the trading and researching while you sit back and luxuriate in the fruits of your investments.
          Best Forex Trading Robot-Usb Ag And Forex   
Today I want to have a little consultation about whether there is a FAP Turbo scam. It is important that you get info that you can trust before you purchase any type of product. There are a lot of foreign currency trading products out there that are not legitimate at all, and that's because while they show superb back test results, the results are miles away from the same when trading goes live. Why does this happen? Because a number of these products are programmed to fit results from past times. So when I first found out about FAP Turbo, I believed there should be some variety of FAP Turbo scam, because the results looked too good to be true.



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But as i did more research, I found that the program trades in the long run. Also, results from back tests and live tests are essentially the same. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.I have come to the belief that there is no FAP Turbo scam. When you are going to guage any Forex trading software product, you need to look at its winning rate in order to judge the profitability of the product. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. FAP Turbo's winning p.c. is 95 percent. It is tough to get much better. Also, make sure to glance at the drawdowns. This will tell you the maximum share of capital that the product has lost. Most foreign currency trading products have drawdowns of about ten to twenty percent, but FAP Turbo's drawdown is less than one percent ( .35% to be precise ). See more about best forex trading robots compared below. Profit making schemes are growing up all over the internet each day, promising limitless, overnight wealth and a sudden end to your day job, and working for 'the man'. There are several hazards hidden in a few of these get-rich-quick schemes, so I've put this FAP TURBO Pre-Launch recommendation article together to attempt to open your eyes to the risks of one such potential millionaire-making system. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.

The FAP TURBO date of release has been set at 25th November, 2008 ( 9pm EST ), and there are people claiming to have used it ( pre-launch - when there is no such pre-launch version available ), reviewed it and profited from it! ( be aware of that this article is being written on 24th November, 2008 and there are already hundreds of Review Sites on Google, claiming to have used and profited from FAP TURBO!! Work that one out ) These people are simply looking to sell the product to gullible people without even getting their hands on it - not to mention doing a genuine review! See more about best forex trading robots compared below. The sole people to have actually had hands-on experience with the pre-launch forex trading robot software are those who have essentially programmed and tested it! ( Steve, Mike and Ulrich, for anyone who's interested ). See more about best forex trading robots compared below.FAP TURBO isn't the 1st forex trading robot software to be hailed the best invention since the wheel, so a level of skepticism and a good dose of caution are always advised ( if instinct has not already kicked in ). See more about best forex trading robots compared below. Claims of limitless ( and easy ) wealth are always promised with the launches of these fresh products, and these guarantees always beg the age old question : "Is it too good to be true?" - IT usually IS. To be truthful, I assume the only way to find out for sure will be to buy the program and give it a try for yourself. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.

On the upside, there's always money back money back guarantee| refund guarantee} with these programs, so if they don't work for you, you can, at least get your money back ( though not any cash you could have lost in trading with the product ). See more about best forex trading robots compared below.FAP TURBO's guarantee is probably going to cover you for 60 days - generally lots of time to run it on a Demo Account for 30 days, then try live trading for 20-25 ( therefore giving yourself one or two days to repay if not totally satisfied ). See more about best forex trading robots compared below. I am certain that, given less turbulent money market conditions, this kind of program can be awfully successful and bring a decent investment return, even for fully inexperienced traders looking to 'get in on the action' through the auto-trading route.
          Best Forex Robots-Cra And Forex Trading   
Today I want to have a little discussion about whether there's a FAP Turbo scam. It is important that you get information that you can trust before you buy any sort of product. There are a lot of foreign currency trading products out there that aren't bonafide at all, and that's because while they show excellent back test results, the results are nowhere near the same when trading goes live. Why does this happen? Because a number of these products are programmed to fit results from history. So when I first found out about FAP Turbo, I thought there must be some variety of FAP Turbo con, as the results seemed too good to be true.



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But as i did more research, I found that the program trades in the long term. Also, results from back tests and live tests are basically the same. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.I have come to the realization that there is no FAP Turbo scam. When you are going to evaluate any Forex trading software product, you need to look at its winning rate to judge the profitability of the product. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. FAP Turbo's winning percentage is 95 p.c. It is hard to get much better than that. Also, make efforts to glance at the drawdowns. This will tell you the maximum proportion of capital that the product has lost. Most foreign currency trading products have drawdowns of roughly ten to twenty percent, but FAP Turbo's drawdown is less than one % ( .35% to be exact ). See more about best forex trading robots compared below. Profit-making schemes are sprouting up all over the internet every day, promising limitless, overnight wealth and an abrupt end to your day job, and working for 'the man'. There are several risks concealed in a few of these get-rich-quick schemes, so I have put this FAP TURBO Pre-Launch advice article together to attempt to open your eyes to the hazards of one such potential millionaire-making system. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.

The FAP TURBO release date has been set at 25th November, 2008 ( 9pm EST ), and there are people claiming to have used it ( pre-launch - when there isn't any such pre-launch version available ), reviewed it and profited from it! ( keep in mind this article is being written on 24th November, 2008 and there are already hundreds of Review Sites on Google, claiming to have used and profited from FAP TURBO!! Work that one out ) These people are simply looking to sell the product to gullible people without even getting their hands on it - not to mention doing a real review! See more about best forex trading robots compared below. The sole folk to have actually had hands-on experience with the pre-launch forex trading robot software are those who have basically programmed and tested it! ( Steve, Mike and Ulrich, for anyone that's interested ). See more about best forex trading robots compared below.FAP TURBO isn't the 1st forex trading robot software to be hailed the best invention since the wheel, so an amount of disbelief and a good dose of caution are always suggested ( if instinct has not already kicked in ). See more about best forex trading robots compared below. Claims of limitless ( and easy ) wealth are always promised with the launches of these new products, and these promises always beg the age old question : "Is it too good to be true?" - IT GENERALLY IS. To be truthful, I assume the only way to find out for sure will be to buy the program and give it a try for yourself. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.

On the upside, there is always a reimbursement money back guarantee| refund guarantee} with these programs, so if they do not work for you, you can, at least get your cash back ( though not any cash you may have lost in trading with the product ). See more about best forex trading robots compared below.FAP TURBO's guarantee is likely to cover you for sixty days - usually plenty of time to run it on a Demo Account for thirty days, then try live trading for 20-25 ( therefore giving yourself one or two days to repay if not very satisfied ). See more about best forex trading robots compared below. I am certain that, given less turbulent money market conditions, this kind of program can be extremely successful and bring a respectable investment return, even for totally noob traders looking to 'get in on the action' through the auto-trading route.
          Best Forex Robot-Forex Setup Price Action Trades   
There are a number of Forex bots found in the market today. In case you wanted to have one, you have to surf the Net where Forex bots of varying sizes and shapes abound. From a straightforward Forex Robot that will automatically trade for you, now we have many versions of these automated trading partners. To cite a couple, we have got the Fap Turbo, and along came the Forex Supremacy and not to mention the new kind, the Forex Mega-droid. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. With so many software you can find today, it is tough to look for the one that would truly help you in your business.



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So, the question now is which of these Forex Robots would essentially help you in your trading? How would you check if it is the software suited for you? See more about best forex trading robots compared below.I will help you with these questions through a simple story. The car has been his old time buddy, even in a very cold snow. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. One day, he thought about buying a new car. After few mins, the sales representative arrived wearing a warm grin and a dark suit. The old man was welcomed tenderly and was questioned about the vehicle he wanted to buy . The salesman became silent on what he heard. It was crystal-clear that the old man truly knows what he would have liked to find. So let me conclude by mentioning that people in the trading markets already have an idea and are well informed enough on what type of system software they wanted. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.

See more about best forex trading robots compared below. But on the other hand though, does the producer of Forex bots tell you that they do not have that Robot you want? See more about best forex trading robots compared below.You should know by now what you actually wanted, don't just depend on other people's's view about their system, a number of these are not positively true for you. When trading by hand you have got to spend countless hours every day monitoring the market, and you also have to spend countless hours staying up to date on your present trades. A trading forex robot takes the trouble of out having to do that, but still lets you milk the earnings potential of the forex market. I would like to show you which robot is the best, but before that we should look at why this robot is the best. Many forex robots only come with a method to trade. This is a gigantic problem as the market is continually changing from day by day, and each currency pair is traded differently.

It installs as one robot, but there are four different sets of rules in the system that trade four different major currency pairs. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. This approach, in combination with the frequent updates, is making this forex robot one of the best to ever hit the market. So which trading forex robot am I talking about? best forex trading robots compared
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Today I want to have a little discussion about whether there's a FAP Turbo scam. It is vital that you get info that you can trust before you buy any sort of product. There are a lot of foreign currency trading products out there that are not valid at all, and that is because while they show superb back test results, the results are miles away from the same when trading goes live. Why does this happen? Because a number of these products are programmed to fit results from past times. So when I first found out about FAP Turbo, I thought there must be some variety of FAP Turbo trick, because the results seemed too good to be true.



Best Forex Robots: Compare Top 10 Forex Robots And See Live Trades Online! As Seen on CNN, CNBC, FORBES and Money Networks. See which Forex Robot is the most profitable Forex Trading Robot Online, Real Time! Best Forex Robot: $25,000 BONUS From Recent Live Forex Course Held in Vegas.

But as I did more research, I found the program trades in the long run. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.I have come to the realization that there's no FAP Turbo scam. When you're going to evaluate any Forex trading software product, you want to look at its winning rate in order to judge the profitability of the product. is 95 percent. It is tough to get much better than that. Also, make efforts to glance at the drawdowns. This will tell you the maximum proportion of capital the product has lost. See more about best forex trading robots compared below. Profit making schemes are sprouting up all over the Net each day, promising limitless, overnite wealth and a sudden end to your day job, and working for 'the man'. There are many dangers hidden in a few of these get-rich-quick schemes, so I have put this FAP TURBO Pre-Launch recommendation article together in an effort to open your eyes to the hazards of one such potential millionaire-making system. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.

See more about best forex trading robots compared below.FAP TURBO isn't the first forex trading robot software to be hailed the best invention since the wheel, so an amount of disbelief and a good dose of caution are always advised ( if instinct has not already kicked in ). Claims of limitless ( and easy ) wealth are always promised with the launches of these new products, and these promises always beg the age old question : "Is it too good to be true?" - IT sometimes IS. To be truthful, I assume the only way to find out for sure will be to buy the program and give it a try for yourself. See more about best forex trading robots compared below.

On the upside, there is always a reimbursement money back guarantee| refund guarantee} with these programs, so if they do not work for you, you can, at least get your money back ( though not any money you will have lost in trading with the product ). See more about best forex trading robots compared below.FAP TURBO's guarantee is likely to cover you for 60 days - sometimes lots of time to run it on a Demo Account for thirty days, then try live trading for 20-25 ( thus giving yourself one or two days to pay back if not totally satisfied ). See more about best forex trading robots compared below. I'm certain that, given less turbulent money market conditions, this type of program can be extremely successful and bring a respectable return on investment, even for totally inexperienced traders looking to 'get in on the action' via the auto-trading route.
          Higher close on final trading day of June   
The markets closed higher with the Dow gaining 62 points to 21,349 as crude oil prices rose. Nasdaq slipped 3 points to 6,140.
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          The latest breaking news from the world of the NBA.   
James Dolan is thinking about Phil Jackson’s Future with the Knicks

James Dolan is considering Phil Jackson’s future as the president of the New York Knicks. Dolan had the capacity to eschew the contract at the end of the 2016/2017 season, since both sides were able to exercise a mutual option. The New York Knicks hired Phil Jackson on a 5-year, US$60 million contract back in 2014, amidst harsh criticism from Knicks fans that supported Dolan.

Jackson has been looking to trade Carmelo Anthony recently, but the comments that he’s been making publicly have seen Anthony turned instead into a sympathetic figure in the eyes of most fans and almost all of the media.

The manner in which Jackson treated Anthony was also part of the reason that Kristaps Porzingis missed his exit interview with the Knicks when the season came to an end. Subsequently, Jackson has spoken in public about the Knicks’ options being explored as far as the trade market for Porzingis was concerned.

Rockets are a Serious Threat Regarding Signing Chris Paul

The Houston Rockets have come into view as a more and more serious threat to sign Chris Paul away from the Los Angeles Clippers. Paul met with the latter on Tuesday, and is set to do so again soon.

James Harden is one of the individuals advocating for the Rockets to sign Paul, and has conveyed this message directly to the player, and betting sites worldwide are eagerly awaiting the outcome of these talks.

Celtics Hope to Get Paul George

The Boston Celtics need a commitment from Gordon Hayward before a trade can be finalized for Paul George. The Pacers are perhaps unwilling to wait until the free agency begins in order to agree on a trade, however, and may well start looking elsewhere with their trade talks regarding George.

The Celtics need to maneuver their roster and start unloading salaries, but they do have a contingency plan in place. If Boston is unable to secure the deal with Hayward, it’s possible that they will sign Blake Griffin instead, and then make a trade for Paul George.

Rockets Focus on Trading Anderson if They Need Cap Space

The Houston Rockets have put all of their attention on attempting to find a team with cap space that would allow for the absorption of Ryan Anderson’s contract in order to chase maximum free agency space. Anderson is still owed US$19.6 million and US$61 million in total over the next 3 seasons. The Sacramento Kings are a possibility, since they require a stretch-4 and Anderson is native to that area.

Anderson enjoyed an outstanding 1st season with the Rockets after he was signed from the New Orleans Pelicans. Houston is also chasing Kyle Lowry, Paul Millsap, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin in free agency.

Everybody Wants Andre Iguodala

The San Antonio Spurs, Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers, Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz are some of the teams that are set to go in for Andre Iguodala in free agency.

The Golden State Warriors are still hopeful about re-signing Iguodala, and it has not been confirmed whether the player will be meeting with anyone else. Iguodala’s contracted with the Warriors on a 4-year, US$48 million deal back in 2013.




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          Ricky Rubio Traded to Jazz; Timberwolves Receive 1st-Round Draft Pick - Bleacher Report   

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          US STOCKS-Wall Street ends bumpy week, strong 1st half with modest gain   

* Nike shares surge 11 percent after Amazon program

* Nasdaq dips but posts best 1st-half since 2009

* S&P 500 tech sector posts first monthly loss of year

* Dow up 0.29 pct, S&P up 0.15 pct, Nasdaq down 0.06 pct(Updates with context on tech sector, Nasdaq)

By Lewis Krauskopf

June 30 (Reuters) - Major U.S. stock indexes ended avolatile week on a modestly high note on Friday, led by a surgein Nike shares, and the S&P 500 scored its biggest gain for thefirst half of the year since 2013 while the Nasdaq Composite'sfirst-half gain was its best in eight years.

Nike shares rose 11 percent on Friday after theworld's largest footwear maker said it would launch a pilotonline sales program with Amazon.com. Nikeshares gave the biggest boost to the Dow industrials and the S&P500.

Even as technology shares limped through June, the sectorhas been the big story of the first six months of the year. Techshares gained 16.4 percent in the first-half, double the S&P500's 8.2 percent rally so far this year. The tech-heavy Nasdaqsurged 14.1 percent in the first half.

The S&P technology index ended down 0.1 percent onFriday, while for all of June it posted its first monthly lossof the year. A decline in biotech shares, which hadsurged of late, also limited the Nasdaq.

"Are we going to see a broadening of the rally, where yousee more of the financials and other sectors fill in some of thegaps?" said Alan Lancz, president of Alan B. Lancz & AssociatesInc, an investment advisory firm in Toledo, Ohio.

"It hasn’t been a broad encompassing rally, that I thinkinvestors will have to see a little bit more conviction ratherthan just in a handful of stocks," Lancz said.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 62.6 points, or0.29 percent, to 21,349.63, the S&P 500 gained 3.71points, or 0.15 percent, to 2,423.41, and the Nasdaq Compositedropped 3.93 points, or 0.06 percent, to 6,140.42.

Industrials were the top-performing sector, rising0.8 percent.

"When you look at some of the stocks that are doingparticularly well today, they are some of those economicallysensitive-type stocks," said Chuck Carlson, chief executiveofficer at Horizon Investment Services in Hammond, Indiana.

"During a time when it seems like there are still a fairamount of naysayers out there about the economy and GDP, anytimeyou get some of those stocks showing some strength, it probablyemboldens the market,” Carlson said.

The S&P 500's percentage gain in the first half was itsbiggest since climbing 12.6 percent in the first six months of2013. The Nasdaq posted its biggest first-half gain since 2009.

U.S. consumer spending rose modestly in May and inflationcooled, pointing to a slow-but-steady economic expansion. TheCommerce Department data bolstered the view that the U.S.economy is rebounding in the second quarter.

Investors have been concerned about recent mixed economicdata at a time that the Federal Reserve begins lifting interestrates from very low levels.

The release of second-quarter corporate results is set tobegin in earnest in the coming weeks, with S&P 500 companiesexpected to post an 8 percent rise in earnings, according toThomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Investors have been looking for earnings to supporthistorically high valuations. The S&P 500 has been trading atabout 18 times earnings estimates for the next 12 monthscompared with the long-term average of 15 times.

"We can talk about the economy and geopolitical risk butearnings drive the market," said Chris Bertelsen, chiefinvestment officer of Aviance Capital Management in Sarasota,Florida. "We’re bumping right along the top end of" historicvaluation levels.

About 6.6 billion shares changed hands in U.S. exchanges,below the 7.3 billion daily average over the last 20 sessions.

Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a1.60-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.01-to-1 ratio favored decliners.

(Additional reporting by Kimberly Chin in New York and AnkurBanerjee, Anya George Tharakan and Tanya Agrawal in Bengaluru;Editing by Nick Zieminski and Leslie Adler)


          Wall Street ends bumpy week, strong first half with modest gain   

By Lewis Krauskopf

(Reuters) - Major U.S. stock indexes on Friday ended a volatile week on a modestly high note, boosted by Nike's well-received quarterly report, with the S&P 500 tallying its best first half of the year since 2013.

Nike shares rose 11 percent after the world's largest footwear maker reported a quarterly profit that topped estimates and said it would launch a pilot online sales programme with Amazon.com . Nike shares gave the biggest boost to the Dow industrials and the S&P 500.

The S&P technology index <.SPLRCT> ended down 0.1 percent and posted its first monthly loss of the year, while a decline in biotech shares <.NBI>, which had surged of late, also limited the Nasdaq.

Tech has led the S&P 500's 8.2 percent rally this year, but its recent pullback suggests investors may be cashing in those profits to rotate to other sectors.

"Are we going to see a broadening of the rally, where you see more of the financials and other sectors fill in some of the gaps?" said Alan Lancz, president of Alan B. Lancz & Associates Inc., an investment advisory firm in Toledo, Ohio.

"It hasn’t been a broad encompassing rally that I think investors will have to see a little bit more conviction rather than just in a handful of stocks," Lancz said.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average <.DJI> rose 62.6 points, or 0.29 percent, to 21,349.63, the S&P 500 <.SPX> gained 3.71 points, or 0.15 percent, to 2,423.41 and the Nasdaq Composite <.IXIC> dropped 3.93 points, or 0.06 percent, to 6,140.42.

Industrials <.SPLRCI> were the top performing sector, rising 0.8 percent.

"When you look at some of the stocks that are doing particularly well today, they are some of those economically sensitive-type stocks," said Chuck Carlson, chief executive officer at Horizon Investment Services in Hammond, Indiana.

"During a time when it seems like there are still a fair amount of naysayers out there about the economy and GDP, anytime you get some of those stocks showing some strength, it probably emboldens the market,” Carlson said.

With the second quarter coming to a close, the S&P 500 recorded its biggest percentage first-half gain since climbing 12.6 percent in the first six months of 2013. The Nasdaq posted its biggest first-half gain since 2009.

U.S. consumer spending rose modestly in May and inflation cooled, pointing to a slow-but-steady economic expansion. The Commerce Department data bolstered the view that the U.S. economy is rebounding in the second quarter.

Investors have been concerned about recent mixed economic data at a time that the Federal Reserve begins lifting interest rates from very low levels.

Second-quarter corporate results are set to begin in earnest in the coming weeks, with S&P 500 companies expected to post an 8-percent rise in earnings, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.

Investors have been looking for earnings to support historically high valuations, with the S&P 500 trading at about 18 times earnings estimates for the next 12 months compared to the long-term average of 15 times.

"We can talk about the economy and geopolitical risk but earnings drive the market," said Chris Bertelsen, chief investment officer of Aviance Capital Management in Sarasota, Florida. "We’re bumping right along the top end of" historic valuation levels.

About 6.6 billion shares changed hands in U.S. exchanges, below the 7.3 billion daily average over the last 20 sessions.

Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a 1.60-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.01-to-1 ratio favoured decliners.

(Additional reporting by Kimberly Chin in New York and Ankur Banerjee, Anya George Tharakan and Tanya Agrawal in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur and Nick Zieminski)


          US STOCKS-Wall St ends bumpy week, strong 1st half with modest gain   

* Nike shares surge after results, Amazon program

* Nasdaq dips as biotechs decline

* S&P tech sector posts first monthly loss of year

* Dow up 0.29 pct, S&P up 0.15 pct, Nasdaq down 0.06 pct(Updates to close of U.S. markets)

By Lewis Krauskopf

June 30 (Reuters) - Major U.S. stock indexes on Friday endeda volatile week on a modestly high note, boosted by Nike'swell-received quarterly report, with the S&P 500 tallying itsbest first half of the year since 2013.

Nike shares rose 11 percent after the world'slargest footwear maker reported a quarterly profit that toppedestimates and said it would launch a pilot online sales programwith Amazon.com. Nike shares gave thebiggest boost to the Dow industrials and the S&P 500.

The S&P technology index ended down 0.1 percentand posted its first monthly loss of the year, while a declinein biotech shares, which had surged of late, also limitedthe Nasdaq.

Tech has led the S&P 500's 8.2 percent rally this year, butits recent pullback suggests investors may be cashing in thoseprofits to rotate to other sectors.

"Are we going to see a broadening of the rally, where yousee more of the financials and other sectors fill in some of thegaps?" said Alan Lancz, president of Alan B. Lancz & AssociatesInc., an investment advisory firm in Toledo, Ohio.

"It hasn’t been a broad encompassing rally that I thinkinvestors will have to see a little bit more conviction ratherthan just in a handful of stocks," Lancz said.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 62.6 points, or0.29 percent, to 21,349.63, the S&P 500 gained 3.71points, or 0.15 percent, to 2,423.41 and the Nasdaq Compositedropped 3.93 points, or 0.06 percent, to 6,140.42.

Industrials were the top performing sector, rising0.8 percent.

"When you look at some of the stocks that are doingparticularly well today, they are some of those economicallysensitive-type stocks," said Chuck Carlson, chief executiveofficer at Horizon Investment Services in Hammond, Indiana.

"During a time when it seems like there are still a fairamount of naysayers out there about the economy and GDP, anytimeyou get some of those stocks showing some strength, it probablyemboldens the market,” Carlson said.

With the second quarter coming to a close, the S&P 500recorded its biggest percentage first-half gain since climbing12.6 percent in the first six months of 2013. The Nasdaq postedits biggest first-half gain since 2009.

U.S. consumer spending rose modestly in May and inflationcooled, pointing to a slow-but-steady economic expansion. TheCommerce Department data bolstered the view that the U.S.economy is rebounding in the second quarter.

Investors have been concerned about recent mixed economicdata at a time that the Federal Reserve begins lifting interestrates from very low levels.

Second-quarter corporate results are set to begin in earnestin the coming weeks, with S&P 500 companies expected to post an8-percent rise in earnings, according to Thomson ReutersI/B/E/S.

Investors have been looking for earnings to supporthistorically high valuations, with the S&P 500 trading at about18 times earnings estimates for the next 12 months compared tothe long-term average of 15 times.

"We can talk about the economy and geopolitical risk butearnings drive the market," said Chris Bertelsen, chiefinvestment officer of Aviance Capital Management in Sarasota,Florida. "We’re bumping right along the top end of" historicvaluation levels.

About 6.6 billion shares changed hands in U.S. exchanges,below the 7.3 billion daily average over the last 20 sessions.

Advancing issues outnumbered declining ones on the NYSE by a1.60-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.01-to-1 ratio favored decliners.

(Additional reporting by Kimberly Chin in New York and AnkurBanerjee, Anya George Tharakan and Tanya Agrawal in Bengaluru;Editing by Arun Koyyur and Nick Zieminski)


          US STOCKS-Nike lifts S&P, Dow; biotechs limit gains on Nasdaq   

* Nike rises to three-month high

* All three indexes on track to post weekly losses

* S&P tech sector on track to post biggest weekly drop in 6mths

* Indexes up: Dow 0.37 pct, S&P 0.25 pct, Nasdaq 0.12 pct(Updates to early afternoon)

By Ankur Banerjee and Anya George Tharakan

June 30 (Reuters) - The S&P and the Dow Jones IndustrialAverage were higher in early afternoon trading on Friday,boosted by Nike's decision to sell on Amazon, while a fall inbiotechnology stocks capped gains on the Nasdaq.

Nike shares rose as much as 9.4 percent to athree-month high, after the world's largest footwear maker saidit would launch a pilot program with Amazon.com to sella limited product assortment on its website.

The Nasdaq biotech index was down 0.71 percent, draggedlower by Regeneron and Celgene.

The S&P technology index was up 0.28 percent butwas still on track to post its biggest weekly loss in six monthsas worries about the sector's valuation prompted investors tobuy defensive stocks.

"Tech has gone too far too fast and was due for acorrection," said Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist at U.S.Bank Wealth Management.

"The sector's valuation is elevated but hasn't reached apoint of extreme concern because it is still a 'buy-the-dip'sector and is expected to grow further."

A fall in bank shares kept the financial sector flatwith Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs dragging downthe S&P and the Dow.

All three indexes are on track to post weekly losses.

At 12:40 p.m. ET (1640 GMT), the Dow Jones IndustrialAverage was up 78.87 points, or 0.37 percent, at21,365.9, the S&P 500 was up 6.23 points, or 0.25percent, at 2,425.93.

The Nasdaq Composite was up 7.41 points, or 0.12percent, at 6,151.76.

The consumer discretionary index rose 0.72 percentand led the gainers among the major sectors.

With the Federal Reserve keen on further raising theinterest rates this year despite inflation remaining below their2 percent target, investors have been keeping an eye on economicdata for clues on the state of the economy.

Earlier in the day, data showed U.S. consumer spending rosemodestly in May while inflation cooled. Even so, another set ofdata showed the University of Michigan consumer sentiment indexat its lowest since November.

"In the next four to six weeks we'll get another set ofeconomic data that will tell us if the Fed is justified inraising rates again this year," said Sandven.

Towards the end of the second quarter, the market witnesseda few volatile days with the S&P 500 and the Dow recording theirworst daily percentage drop in about six weeks on Thursday.

Oil prices climbed for the seventh straight session onFriday in their longest bull run since April, but were still setfor the worst first-half performance since 1998.

Micron reversed gains to fall 4.1 percent even afterthe chipmaker forecast better-than-expected profit and revenuefor fourth quarter

Advancing issues outnumbered decliners on the NYSE by 1,690to 1,145. On the Nasdaq, 1,458 issues fell and 1,310 advanced.(Reporting by Ankur Banerjee, Anya George Tharakan and TanyaAgrawal in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)


          US STOCKS-Nike lifts Dow, S&P; tech stocks weigh on Nasdaq   

* Nike rises to three-month high

* All three indexes on track to post weekly losses

* S&P tech sector on track to post biggest weekly drop in 6mths

* Indexes up: Dow 0.30 pct, S&P 0.19 pct, Nasdaq 0.08 pct(Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)

By Ankur Banerjee and Anya George Tharakan

June 30 (Reuters) - The S&P 500 and the Dow Jones IndustrialAverage were higher in late morning trading on Friday, boostedby Nike's decision to sell on Amazon, while the Nasdaq waslittle changed as a recovery in tech stocks sputtered.

Nike shares rose as much as 9.4 percent to athree-month high after the world's largest footwear maker saidit would launch a pilot program with Amazon.com to sella limited product assortment on its website.

The S&P technology index was up 0.18 percent butwas still on track to post its biggest weekly loss in six monthsas worries about the sector's valuation prompted investors tobuy defensive stocks.

"Tech has gone too far too fast and was due for acorrection," said Terry Sandven, chief equity strategist at U.S.Bank Wealth Management.

"The sector's valuation is elevated but hasn't reached apoint of extreme concern because it is still a 'buy-the-dip'sector and is expected to grow further."

A fall in bank shares also limited gains, with the financialsector down 0.1 percent.

Wells Fargo and Goldman Sachs were thebiggest drags on the S&P and the Dow.

All three indexes are on track to post weekly losses.

At 11:06 a.m. ET (1506 GMT), the Dow Jones IndustrialAverage was up 63.42 points, or 0.3 percent, at21,350.45, the S&P 500 was up 4.79 points, or 0.19percent, at 2,424.49.

The Nasdaq Composite was up 4.96 points, or 0.08percent, at 6,149.31.

With the Federal Reserve keen on further raising theinterest rates this year despite inflation remaining below their2 percent target, investors have been keeping an eye on economicdata for clues on the state of the economy.

Earlier in the day, data showed U.S. consumer spending rosemodestly in May while inflation cooled. Even so, another set ofdata showed the University of Michigan consumer sentiment indexat its lowest since November.

"In the next four to six weeks we'll get another set ofeconomic data that will tell us if the Fed is justified inraising rates again this year," said Sandven.

Towards the end of the second quarter, the market witnesseda few volatile days with the S&P 500 and the Dow recording theirworst daily percentage drop in about six weeks on Thursday.

Oil prices climbed for the seventh straight session onFriday in their longest bull run since April, but were still setfor the worst first-half performance since 1998.

Micron reversed gains to fall 4 percent even afterthe chipmaker forecast better-than-expected profit and revenuefor fourth quarter

Advancing issues outnumbered decliners on the NYSE by 1,596to 1,125. On the Nasdaq, 1,437 issues fell and 1,219 advanced.(Reporting by Ankur Banerjee, Anya George Tharakan and TanyaAgrawal in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)


          US STOCKS-Wall Street slightly higher as tech stocks recover   

* Consumer spending rose 0.1 percent last month

* Nike up after it said it would launch pilot program withAmazon Dow up 0.45 pct, S&P up 0.42 pct, Nasdaq up 0.28 pct(Updates price)

By Ankur Banerjee and Anya George Tharakan

June 30 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were slightly up in earlytrading on Friday after tech stocks appeared to recover from asteep selloff and consumer spending data for May showed steadyeconomic growth.

U.S. consumer spending rose modestly in May and inflationcooled, pointing to a slow-but-steady economic expansion thatcould still lead the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates bythe end of the year.

The S&P 500 and the Dow recorded their worst dailypercentage drop in about six weeks on Thursday as a recentdecline in technology shares deepened and outweighed strength inbank shares.

"It would not surprise me to have a lot of volatility,considering the financials were particularly strong yesterdayand technology was particularly weak," said Andre Bakhos,managing director at Janlyn Capital LLC.

"We have what appears to be some sector rotation going on,and its occurring at the end of the quarter and its adding tothe volatility."

Towards the end of the second quarter, the market witnesseda few volatile days. On Wednesday, the tech-heavy Nasdaq postedits best day since Nov. 7.

Tech stocks, which have led the S&P 500's 8-percent gainthis year, pulled back recently as some investors questioned thesector's high valuations.

At 9:32 a.m. ET the Dow Jones industrial average wasup 96.23 points, or 0.45 percent, at 21,383.26, the S&P 500was up 10.15 points, or 0.42 percent, at 2,429.85 and theNasdaq Composite was up 17.31 points, or 0.28 percent,at 6,161.66.

The remainder of 2017 looks likely to bring more of thesame, said Brad McMillan, Chief Investment Officer forCommonwealth Financial Network.

"More growth, more market appreciation and morenormalization across the board. After the turmoil in recentmonths and years, this is not a bad place to be."

Oil prices climbed for the seventh straight session onFriday in their longest bull run since April, but were still setfor the worst first-half performance since 1998.

The euro came off yearly highs on Friday but was still setfor its strongest quarter in six years as investors piled intothe currency on a brightening euro zone economy and itsimplications for monetary policy in the bloc.

The final reading of University Of Michigan Surveys OfConsumers Sentiment for June is due at 10:00 a.m. ET (1400 GMT)

On the stocks, Nike shares were up 8 percent afterthe world's largest footwear maker said on Thursday it wouldlaunch a pilot program with Amazon.com Inc to sell alimited product assortment on its website.

Shares of Cara Therapeutics Inc plunged 29 percentafter the biotech reported disappointing pain treatment datafrom a key study.

Micron shares were up 2 percent after the chipmakerforecast better-than-expected profit and revenue for fourthquarter

Advancing issues outnumbered decliners on the NYSE by 1,995to 471. On the Nasdaq, 1,343 issues rose and 743 fell.

The S&P 500 index showed 27 new 52-week highs and 11 newlows, while the Nasdaq recorded 81 new highs and 69 new lows.(Reporting by Ankur Banerjee in Bengaluru; Editing by ArunKoyyur)


          Maharajah trouble! Indigo shares take a hit   

Don't go anywhere near the Maharajah seems to be the message from the market.

IndiGo owner InterGlobe Aviation Ltd which expressed interest in buying a stake in struggling Air India saw their shares fall by as much as 5.7% on Friday.

This after falling 2.2% on Thursday.

Indigo had expressed an interest in buying the stake in Air India immediately after the government approved plans to privatise the debt-laden state-owned carrier.

Interglobe Aviation Ltd shares are trading down 5.01% at Rs 1175.10 at the moment.

Not surprisingly, there was surge of interest around the stock both on news and social media with a spike of almost 350%.


          Trading Nation: Bond market signaling 'mediocre growth'   
Max Wolff, of 55 Institutional, discusses the bond market with CNBC's Brian Sullivan. Wolff says the bond market is signaling 'mediocre growth.'
          Comment on RESPs and High Fee Mutual Funds by BK   
Not sure why you think that setting up or administering an RESP is difficult with a discount broker. Once it's set up, and can be done easily online, you can buy low cost index funds or ETF's, and even bond ETF. You contribute. The government gives 20% on top of that a month later, and you buy once or twice a year once you've accumulated enough funds to make it worthwhile to pay the trading commission, which could be $10-30, depending on the assets you have. It's not rocket science, but most people are not financially confident enough to take it on so they do it at the bank, insurance company, or scholarship company. DIY is the least expensive way, but does require a bit of work.
          Top 5 Draft Day Trades That May Shock You   
The draft is quickly approaching. We are all getting antsy over here, as is everyone all over the league. The Rams jumped up to #1 by trading five draft picks to the Titans. Any day now we should hear them starting negotiations with Carson Wentz or Jared Goff. But what about the rest of the […]
          Detroit looking to shop #2 pick   
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          Men, a Healthy Heart for Healthy Sex   

Men, a Healthy Heart for Healthy Sex Men with multiple risk factors for heart disease may be more likely to develop erectile dysfunction later in life than men with optimal heart health, a recent study shows. Researchers focused on 7 risk factors for heart disease, as follows: high blood pressure elevated cholesterol high blood sugar […]

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          ‘Healthy’ Obese Face Higher Heart Attack Risk   

‘Healthy’ Obese Face Higher Heart Attack Risk Even without high blood pressure or other signs of illness, obese adults have a much higher risk of developing heart disease than normal-weight peers, according to a new study from Denmark. The results contradict recent research suggesting a subgroup of obese individuals known as “metabolically healthy obese” may […]

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          “No Solid Evidence to Support that Diet Drinks are a Healthy Choice”   

“No Solid Evidence to Support that Diet Drinks are a Healthy Choice” $KO, $PEP Although diet and sugar-free drinks are often promoted as healthier choices, a new study found they are no more helpful for losing weight or preventing weight gain than their full-sugar versions. Diet drinks contain no sugar and are sweetened with artificial […]

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          The Key Reasons Children are Obese   

The Key Reasons Children are Obese Childhood obesity has more than 2X’d in children and 4X’d in adolescents over the past 30 years, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Big Q: Why? The Big A: A study conducted by British researchers sought to find out. They discovered that some of the […]

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          Those “Few” Extra Pounds are Not Healthy   

Those “Few” Extra Pounds are Not Healthy The Big Q: Are a few extra pounds really a danger to your health? The Big A: Yes, says USC researcher Jonathan Samet, and being overweight increases the risk of premature death. It is widely accepted that obesity is a health risk, but the dangers of simply being […]

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          Stop Abusing Your Body & Brain, Cut Out Junk Food   

Stop Abusing Your Body & Brain, Cut Out Junk Food The alarming rate of obesity in America has caused us to rethink the way we eat, the way we move, and our overall lifestyles. Science continues to prove the importance of maintaining a healthy weight, and now, researchers are giving us just one more reason. […]

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          Say NO to Soda   

Say NO to Soda “Just Say No” was a slogan minted by 1st Lady Nancy Reagan. The “Just Say No” advertising campaign Vs recreational drug use was prevalent through the 1980’s. Today, the same slogan is appropriate to discourage soda consumption. For people who struggle with weight or chronic health issues, replacing soda and other […]

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          US Government Dietary Guidelines Inappropriate for Most Americans   

US Government Dietary Guidelines Inappropriate for Most Americans When analyzed the actual amount of food in the government dietary patterns, are the same old one “done over”. They all consist of about 55% carbohydrates, 32 to 34% fat, and they recommend most of the same foods. There are different nutritional needs for children. Women respond […]

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          Fin24.com | Naspers-linked Delivery Hero gains on first trading day in tech IPO success   
Delivery Hero has risen as much as 5.55% its first day of trading, giving the startup a market capitalisation of €4.5bn in a successful debut on the Frankfurt stock exchange.
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          Blake Griffin Reportedly Clippers' Top Priority, Will Have Free-Agency Meeting   

After trading Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Clippers can turn their focus toward re-signing Blake Griffin.

The Southern California News Group's Bill Oram reported Thursday the Clippers will have an informal meeting with Griffin's agent Friday. Oram added that Griffin remains the Clippers' "top priority."

The Clippers are at least the second team that will have a meeting with the five-time All-Star power forward. The Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner reported he will have an official visit with the Phoenix Suns when free agency begins Saturday.

For some, the Paul trade would seemingly push Griffin away from Los Angeles since the team lost one of its best players. According to the Turner, however, the Clippers are confident that Paul's departure increases their chances of getting Griffin to stay.

When it comes to Griffin's final decision, the stakes couldn't be much higher for the Clippers.

If he stays, then the team can remain a title contender for the short term—though Los Angeles would likely need to add another star to be a serious threat for the Golden State Warriors' Western Conference supremacy.

If Griffin leaves, then things start getting bleak for the Clippers, especially considering DeAndre Jordan only has one more guaranteed year left on his deal. While it might be a stretch to say losing Griffin would necessitate a full-scale rebuild, Los Angeles would at least be facing a few lean years before it assembled another star-laden roster.

Read more Los Angeles Clippers news on BleacherReport.com


          The Trading Action in Gold & Silver is Alot More Interesting Than it Looks – Fund Manager   

Fund Manager Dave Kranzler Joins the Show & Explains Why The Battle in Gold is Over $1300 There’s Never Been A “Fat Finger” Gold Smash to the UPSIDE The Bond Market’s Telling the Truth – Something’s Gonna Crack!  The Trading Action in Gold & Silver is Alot More Interesting Than it Looks…   View The Transcript […]

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          Options Expiration Day! – Harvey Organ   

In silver, the total open interest SURPRISINGLY FELL BY ONLY 1858 contract(s) DOWN to 202,779 DESPITE THE THE SLIGHT RISE IN PRICE OF SILVER THAT TOOK PLACE WITH YESTERDAY’S TRADING. BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY WE HAVE NOT WITNESSED ANY OBLITERATION OF OPEN INTEREST AS WE ARE ABOUT TO ENTER FIRST DAY NOTICE IN THE ACTIVE SILVER COMEX MONTH […]

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          $8,900 GOLD & $600 SILVER RESET | Market Analyst Lynette Zang   

Lynette Zang, Chief Market Analyst at ITM Trading, Inc. covers a very wide range of topics including price action, bonds, yield curve, precious metals, & hedging. Is A MASSIVE Gold & Silver RESET Imminent?   

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          Industrial companies lead stock indexes mostly higher   

Wall Street closed out the final day of the second quarter with slight gains after a broad rally faded in the last few minutes of trading Friday.

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out tiny gains, while the Nasdaq composite closed essentially flat.

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          Buffett's company to become Bank of America's top shareholder   

By Jonathan Stempel and Aparajita Saxena

REUTERS - Warren Buffett's company will become the biggest shareholder in Bank of America Corp, after Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday invoked its right to acquire 700 million shares of the second-largest U.S. bank.

Berkshire will take a roughly 7 percent ownership stake, worth about $17 billion based on Bank of America's closing price of $24.32 on Thursday.

The transaction will make Bank of America one of Berkshire's largest equity investments, joining Apple Inc, Coca-Cola Co, Kraft Heinz Co and Wells Fargo & Co, the nation's third-largest bank.

It was made possible by Bank of America's June 28 decision to boost its quarterly dividend to 12 cents per share from 7.5 cents, after passing the Federal Reserve's latest "stress test" of its capacity to weather difficult markets.

Shares of Bank of America were up 16 cents at $24.48 in early trading on Friday.

Berkshire will exercise warrants to acquire the 700 million common shares when Charlotte, North Carolina-based Bank of America increases its dividend, expected in the third quarter.

It will swap the $5 billion of Bank of America preferred shares it bought in August 2011 for the common stock, in a cash-free exchange.

Berkshire is sitting on a roughly $12 billion paper profit, because Bank of America's stock price is more than triple the $7.14 exercise price for the warrants.

After the swap is completed, Buffett will begin collecting $336 million of annual dividends, more than the $300 million he gets from the preferred shares, which have a 6 percent dividend.

Berkshire is also the largest shareholder in Wells Fargo, which sends Buffett close to $800 million of annual dividends.

The billionaire investor's Omaha, Nebraska-based conglomerate also owns more than 90 businesses such as the Geico car insurer, Dairy Queen ice cream and BNSF railroad.

Brian Moynihan, Bank of America's chief executive, accepted Buffett's investment when many investors worried whether the lender would have enough capital.

The bank was only about midway through a multi-year process to clean up its balance sheet, litigation and regulatory probes, largely from its purchases of Countrywide Financial Corp and Merrill Lynch & Co. That process cost more than $70 billion.

Buffett has often praised Moynihan's leadership, telling CNBC in September 2015 that Moynihan resuscitated a bank that had been a "terrible mess."

Bank of America's current largest shareholder is Vanguard Group, whose 652.4 million shares give it a 6.6 percent stake, Reuters data show.

(Reporting By Aparajita Saxena in Bengaluru and Jonathan Stempel in New York; Additional reporting by Lauren Tara LaCapra; Editing by Anil D'Silva, Bernard Orr)


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          UPDATE 2-H&M beats profit forecasts but trading remains tough   

FILE PHOTO: The logo of Swedish fashion label H&M is seen outside a store in Vienna, Austria, October 1, 2016, But the world's second biggest fashion retailer said many major markets remained challenging. Unexpectedly low sales and higher inventories meant it had to step up price markdowns on its clothes to get them sold.


          Trading Infos für 29.06.2017   
Hallo an alle Trader! Auch gestern stand die Entwicklung des deutschen Aktienmarkts unter den Äußerungen von EZB-Präsident Draghi vom Dienstag. Es gab zwar den Versuch von EZB-Vizepräsident  Constanico, diese Aussagen in einem Interview der CNBC zu relativieren – dies hat aber nicht wirklich funktioniert (siehe weiter unten). Der DAX lag bei Handelsschluss bei einem Minus ...
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          It sounds more and more like the Clippers acquiring Austin Rivers caused a rift within the team   

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The Los Angeles Clippers as we've known them for six years ended on Wednesday when it was reported the Houston Rockets and Clippers agreed to a trade to send Chris Paul to the Rockets.

The move wasn't wholly unexpected as some NBA rumors suggested Paul, Blake Griffin, and J.J. Redick, all free agents this summer, may not re-sign with the Clippers after yet another early postseason exit.

While Paul informing the Clippers he intended to leave in free agency seemingly happened for several reasons, chatter is growing that a big source was a rift with Doc Rivers, one that may have been caused, in part, from his son Austin Rivers.

In 2015, the Clippers traded for Austin, who, at the time, had been a fairly disappointing combo guard for the New Orleans Pelicans. Of course, many suggested that the trade only occurred because Austin's father, Doc, is the coach and president of basketball operations for the Clippers.

In two years, Austin has actually grown into a solid role player —  a decent ball-handler, shooter, and defender who gave the Clippers good minutes off the bench. In the summer of 2016, the Clippers re-signed him to a three-year, $35 million contract.

Now, however, it sounds like Austin's tenure with the Clippers created some chemistry issues. After news of Paul's trade to the Rockets broke, ESPN's Michael Eaves reported Paul and other Clippers felt Doc didn't treat Austin the same as other players on the team.

"Paul's relationship with Doc Rivers started to deteriorate rapidly after the Clippers acquired Austin Rivers. Several members of the team felt Austin acted entitled because his dad was both the coach and the President of Basketball Operations. In the view of the tenured players, Austin Rivers never tried to fit in, and when players tried to address the situation with him, he still did not respond the way the core of the team wanted him to. It led to resentment within the locker room, which often played out during games. One of Paul's biggest contentions with Doc was that Paul, and other players, felt Doc treated Austin more favorably than other players. He would yell at guys for certain things during games and practices, but not get on Austin in the same manner for similar transgressions."

Austin denied the report.

Eaves' report of contention within the Clippers is the strongest yet, but others have suggested that there is real fire behind the smoke.

ESPN's Zach Lowe wrote after the Clippers-Rockets trade:

"The culture had eroded. Insiders complained about a lack of accountability -- about practices and shootarounds starting late, and Austin Rivers carrying himself like an anointed superstar. (This appears to have gotten better over the past year-plus, and Rivers has clearly earned his keep as a plus reserve.)

"The relationship between Paul and Doc Rivers frayed, sources say."

Additionally, while appearing on Lowe's podcast, ESPN's Ramona Shelburne said the timing of Austin's contract last season made things "awkward" on the team.

"Because he's Austin Rivers, because he's Doc's son, it's always going to be awkward for everyone involved. Even last year, it's not so much that they re-signed him, it's that they re-signed him before Jamal [Crawford]. So, if you pay him first, what does that signal to the rest of the team? That you took care of your son first. Is that Austin Rivers' fault? No, he had offers from other teams, but he's Doc Rivers' son, so it's just always going to be that way. If you have players who aren't playing as much as they want or Austin's playing a different role or Austin carries himself a certain way they don't like, whatever it is, because of who he is, it's always going to be a problem."

However, any rift caused by Austin wasn't the only thing that led to the team breaking up.

Eaves also reported that Paul was unhappy that Doc turned down a potential trade for Carmelo Anthony, while Shelburne noted that Paul wasn't happy about the Clippers' alleged doubts about signing him to a full, five-year max contract this summer.

In general, the team as a whole seemed to struggle with its chemistry. ESPN's Kevin Arnovitz had reported that Paul's demanding ways sometimes wore thin on teammates. ESPN's Brian Windhorst said Redick leaving in free agency this summer is the "worst kept secret" in the league, perhaps a sign of his growing weary of the Clippers' inner-dynamics.

There's no shame in six straight 50-win seasons and relative playoff success. The Clippers were on the verge of reaching a next level in the postseason several times, only to suffer mental collapses or untimely injuries.

But if anything, it's a sign of how delicate the balance of team chemistry can be. A move to acquire a young combo guard may have played a part in the team feeling divided and losing an All-Star point guard.

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          Americans still shopping in stores know they’re missing deals – and they don’t care   

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Despite a looming retail apocalypse, nearly half of Americans of all ages still do most of their shopping in brick-and-mortars.

That's according to a poll from our partner, MSN, which also found that 17% of Americans shop mostly online, while 34% shop online and in stores equally.

MSN polls its readers, and then uses machine learning to model how a representative sample of the US would have responded, using big data, such as the Census. It's nearly as accurate as a traditional, scientific survey.

Interestingly, Americans aren't shopping in stores for low prices — only 3% say they get better deals there. Rather, they're trading savings for immediacy: 74% of people who prefer brick-and-mortars are doing it so they "can see and get items right away." Just 13% say getting help from a person is the biggest advantage of in-store shopping.

What's more, only 10% are heading to stores to avoid shipping costs. Even with premium membership services like Amazon Prime, which offers free two-day shipping and same-day delivery, it's clear that many Americans are prioritizing instant gratification — holding a product in hand and bringing it home moments later — over potential savings.

For those who prefer online shopping, 41% said it's more convenient and 24% said they find better deals.

 

 

 

But those shoppers who prefer an in-store experience may not be losing out on too much savings after all. While prices can be cheaper online, that's not always the case. According to an MIT study covered in the Boston Globe, online prices were lower than in-store prices 22% of the time. Ultimately, major US retailers "charge the same price for goods they sell online as compared with in stores about 70% of the time."

These findings come amid widespread retail closures in the US. Some of the nation's biggest department stores and shopping mall mainstays have shuttered hundreds of locations around the country to bolster online offerings, reports Business Insider's Hayley Peterson. Due to the rise of e-commerce, visits to shopping malls declined by 50% between 2010 and 2013, according to the real-estate research firm Cushman & Wakefield.

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          33 36 37 42 44 73 93 96 106 | NYC Bronx-Lebanon Hospital shooting of June 30, 2017 +News by the numbers   

Remember, Freemasonry runs the show, from hospitals, to police, to media, to government.











And as always, the 33 is present in New York, a land of J-wish deception. (*censored)






Watch them blame it on a doctor.



http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/30/us/new-york-hospital-shooting/index.html

1650 Grand Concourse, eh?  Scottish Rite = 165; Grand Concourse = 67/77/157/221

Know those numbers, they're all relevant.

ALSO, today was right with messing with the Bronx.


6/30/2017 = 6+30+20+17 = 73


6/30 = 6+30 = 36

June 30 is the 181st day of the year, the 42nd prime.  Freemason = 42; NYC = 42



Notice the officer's name too, Annette Shelton.


UPDATE:  They're now blaming a doctor (33).


*Notice the 1:13 on the plane story... (113)




Dr. Henry Bello?  Could be an anagram.  I also see a Trump parallel.





When you sum 1 through 11, it totals 66.  New York, the 11th state

Chaos = 19/46 (Bello = 19/46)
Death= 20; Murder = 34

More important, the person killed was on the 17th floor...






And 6 injured on the 16th.  Humanity  = 666; New York = 666; Number of the Beast = 66



Again, today is the 181st day of the year.


On June 3 we got the London story, on June 30 we got the New York story, two of the biggest trading markets there are.  Trump is also under more scrutiny.



Freemason = 42; History = 42; Knowledge = 42; New Testament = 42; Five = 42; NYC = 42


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          Industrial companies lead stock indexes mostly higher   

Wall Street closed out the final day of the second quarter with slight gains after a broad rally faded in the last few minutes of trading Friday.

The Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard & Poor's 500 index eked out tiny gains, while the Nasdaq composite closed essentially flat.

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          The Reahu and Wayu Itou: He Borara Chapter 10   
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     Lac sneezes as he sits down at the table with paper and pen. I’ve got a beaut of a cold, he writes. He’s quarantined himself in his hut, so he figured he may as well catch up on his correspondence, beginning with the letter to Ken he’s been meaning to write. I went monkey hunting with the gang this week, he continues, in preparation for a big feast in honor of a visiting village’s slain headman.

The Monou-teri were only here a few days before the hanky-panky started. The buildup to the club fight that ensued was nothing like the tectonic force accumulating over the course of the Mahekodo-teri’s visit. For one, the Monou-teri don’t have a leg to stand on; they need the Bisaasi-teri far more than the Bisaasi-teri need them—which is probably why the local guy felt entitled to a romp with one of the visiting men’s wives. Plus this time around it was only two men facing off (though there were threats galore from each man’s male kin). These squabbles over women, while not a daily occurrence, are an ever-present source of testiness and suspicion, and the risk of violence seems to intensify whenever you have a mingling of groups like this.

I keep barely missing the club fights in the village, he goes on writing; this was the first one I witnessed directly, and I got some great photos. (I missed the last one by a couple of hours; another happened while I was here but I didn’t actually see any of it.) The good thing about the fights is they get people talking. I can just hover about the crowd and listen. Sometimes they’ll even let a name slip out of their tobacco-stretched mouths. I’d love nothing more right now than to be in the shabono collecting data—i.e. recording gossip—but I keep thinking I could end up killing some poor kid if my cold spreads.

It started after I nearly overheated trying to keep up with the hunting band. I can’t describe the sensation; I mean, I’ve hunted plenty before, but not like this. Hurtling yourself headlong through the underbrush and threading your way through the trees, always with your eyes darting about the canopy in search of your quarry. I had my shotgun at the ready, braced in front of me, getting frustrated because I didn’t think it should be slowing me down as much as it was. I manage to shoot a monkey or a tapir with it here and there, but this time it was an arrow that brought down our target. When we got back to the village and I kept walking back to my hut, I had sweat gushing from every pore on every part of my body and I felt lightheaded, so I sort of floated right past my door, wrestled off my clinging wet clothes, and jumped in the river to cool off.

That night I awoke around 2 in morning with a cough and a sore throat.

Lac doesn’t write that he heard—not imagined but heard—his mother’s voice ringing out in the darkened hut, chiding him for his ill-conceived efforts at returning his body to homeostasis. He writes instead of the Monou-teri headman’s death and of how the women are going to eat his ashes during the feast, and perhaps have a little reciprocal raid afterward. He’s not sure exactly why his impulse is to downplay the counterattack—counter-counterattack—other than that, after all, it’s murder they’re talking about, sort of.

He tells Ken to expect more arrows in a shipment to the museum, the first and far less impressive batch having arrived safely according to Ken’s last letter. He’ll also be sending some ebene tubes and pack baskets. Finally, he writes about the archeological site he discovered at what may have once been a village. He found scads of potsherds, most of which look like they would be from pots quite similar to the ones they use in Bisaasi-teri today, when they’re not using the aluminum pots traded in from the Ye’kwana or the missionaries (or now from him). But some of the fragments are much more delicate, as though they came from a more advanced ceramic tradition, making him wonder if the Yąnomamö might have regressed from some former higher level of technological and artistic sophistication. Such backward lurches must have happened to societies throughout history. Pick your catastrophe: plague, war, famine, environmental degradation. Guys like Percy Fawcett spent their whole lives searching Amazonia for these lost civilizations.   

Lac writes about a stone ax he found, a relic of a time before madohe. The thought that neither he nor any other Westerner will ever see how the Yąnomamö made axes almost brings tears to his eyes. The Waica claim they find these ax heads all the time, he writes to Ken, but seeing is believing.
*****

Lac, feeling better for the past two days, is in his hut collecting names from an older man—in his mid-forties maybe—one he’s been finding delightfully easy to work with, so much so that he’s moved this informant to the top of his pay scale and begun going over the charts for the entire village with him. Theoretically, Lac thinks, I could get the names of everyone in Bisaasi-teri from this one man, whose own name is Kukumbrawa—according to his neighbor in the adjoining yahi, who’s also a parallel cousin, his father’s brother’s son. Lac moves his finger over the diagram, tracking the connection along the lines running between the names.

            He could fill in all the empty spaces with this one informant and then ask for the same information from some other similarly cooperative man, and then another, until it’s clear the names and relationships as diagrammed are consistent. The process shouldn’t take that long. He could collect all the preliminary data he needs—all the information Dr. Nelson has requested—and then move on to lineage histories. After that, he can start focusing on other villages. By mid-summer he could be ready to make an expedition inland from the Orinoco, maybe as far as the gigantic shabono near the headwaters of the Mavaca, the one Rowahirawa keeps telling him about.

            He’s leaning down to let Kukumbrawa whisper in his ear when he hears the drone of an outboard on the river. His informant stands up from the chair and walks to the door with him. Lac’s heart thuds with reverberations of his panic on the night last month when he was sure his hut was about to be besieged by raiders from another village. But he’s able to calm himself. That night, the boatman turned out to be Padre Morello; that’s probably who it is now—or else it’s more men from the Malarialogìa. They’ve been visiting the hut across the Orinoco a lot lately, the one he and Clemens stayed in his first night in the field. It could also be some of the padre’s other Salesian friends, the ones building the missionary compound across the river; Lac never hears from these men, but, though he’s loath to admit it, he’s been comforted by their propinquity.  

            The boat appears to be on a course for the bank near his hut, and Lac sees just one man sitting with his hand on the lever steering the engine. “Dr. Shackley,” the padre’s voice shudders out over the water before brittlely echoing back from the trees on the far bank. “How are you this fine day? You’re looking hale and formidable.” After his brief sickness, Lac finds these words relieving, the dubiousness of the flattery notwithstanding.

            Lac returns the greeting before telling Kukumbrawa they’ll have to continue the ohodemou later and giving him a portion of the standard payment he’s come to expect. Kukumbrawa is less disappointed with the payment than he is excited about the arrival of a visitor. Lac laughs silently. You wouldn’t be so excited, he thinks, if you knew even half of what this guy wants to persuade you of.

            As he steps down to the water’s edge, Lac sees the padre isn’t his old ruddy and buoyant self. Instead, he looks like he’s been missing too much sleep of late, and maybe done a little too much drinking. “Padre, I still haven’t adequately expressed my gratitude for all you did to help me make it to Caracas and back to visit my family.” Lac chuckles furtively at his own words, not because he’s fumbling with his Spanish, but because even in his current ragged state, the good padre has a way of inspiring excessive formality.

            “Now that you mention it,” Morello says as Lac reaches out for the canoe’s gunnel to pull it ashore, “there is something you can do for me.” He stands and wobbles his way along the length of the craft, where he grips Lac’s arm and steps onto dry land.

            “Sure,” Lac says. “Anything.”

            “Let’s discuss it inside,” the padre says, gesturing toward the hut. This gives Lac pause, not so much for the suggestion that they talk indoors—maybe he just wants to get out of the sun, away from the bugs—as for the reticence in his tone. He’s about to make an unpleasant request, Lac is sure.

            Lac guides him along the path through the high grass, on the lookout for snakes, exercising his now ingrained vigilance, as the padre enquires into the progress of his work. Now it’s Lac’s turn to be cagey; he looks around to see who’s in earshot before saying, “It’s going fantastic.” He feels his own face light up and sees a feeble reflection of his excited smile on his friend’s face. “I’ve finally started to get the names I need for my genealogies. I’ve already got the names of most people currently living here.”

            “That is fantastic! How did you get them to tell you their names?”

            Before proceeding to explain his name-gathering protocol in detail, Lac reminds himself that the only Spanish words any of the Bisaasi-teri know are sí and no. But he relishes finally being able to tell someone about his success. His excitement is too weightily palpable to keep to himself. Many of the villagers have emerged from the shabono to get a look at the visitor, and Lac takes a moment to explain to them in Yąnomamö who this new nabä is. Before continuing his description of his interview methods though, he guides the padre into the hut and closes the door to any curious Indians straggling along behind them.

            “Remarkable,” the padre says after hearing how Lac has accomplished the feat. “Ingenious.”

            Lac is suddenly his twelve-year-old self again on the day he held up a medium-sized trout to show his dad; Morello may as well be patting him on the head, saying, “Way to go, slugger.” Embarrassed by his swelling pride, Lac hastens to divert his guest from offering further praise and congratulations: “Now tell me, Padre, what’s bothering you? Something’s obviously been keeping you awake at night. Tell me how I can help.”

            Lac pulls a chair out for his guest, the same chair Kukumbrawa recently vacated. The padre puts both palms on the table and collapses onto the seat with a dignified grunt. “Hermano Marteens,” he says, “is having a great deal of difficulty with the Indians across the river.”

            Lac pulls out the other chair for himself. As he lowers himself into it, he looks over to see beads of sweat trundling from the padre’s forehead all the way down his cheeks into his thick wiry mass of beard. It would be hard to imagine a man more out of place—unless, that is, the good padre were to strip down, don a loincloth, scatter some buzzard feathers over his bald head, and dance in the courtyard with the villagers. Lac chokes back a laugh and says, “I gather Hermano Marteens is concentrating his efforts on the people across the Mavaca at Lower Bisaasi-teri; I’ve never encountered him here. Now that I think about it, it’s strange that no one from the other shabono ever mentions him either.”

            He’s speaking too fast, he realizes, because he’s uneasily anticipating that the padre is about to try to recruit him on behalf of the Salesians, to assist them in their efforts to accustom themselves to Yąnomamö ways. There’s no way I’m going to help them convert anyone, Lac thinks. I’ll agree to help with logistical stuff, sure, just as Morello has done for me. I don’t have anything against the padre personally of course, but the stark reality is that I’m completely opposed to the Salesians’ agenda for the Yąnomamö.

            Completely opposed? Even if it means medicine and protection for the women and kids?

            The padre says, “I’m afraid the good brother hasn’t been getting around to doing much mission work—which is the essence of the problem I’m currently working to remedy. When it was me first starting to build a mission compound, all those structures at Ocamo, I relied on many of the Ye’kwana from the area as a labor force. They have a long history with the Church and were accustomed to trading their work for things like tools, food, medicine.”

            “The Yąnomamö aren’t exactly slow to catch on to the value of our manufactured goods, Padre. Though trading with them comes with some pretty thorny complications.”

            “Yes, so I’ve been informed. The biggest challenge for Hermano Marteens—.” He breaks off midsentence, pauses for the span of a weighty thought, and begins again. “I’ve recently received word that your friend Mr. Clemens will soon be returning to the territory. He’s bringing his wife, and another couple will be accompanying them as well. It seems they plan to divide their time between the school at Tama Tama and the villages here at Bisaasi-teri, with each family taking up on its own side of the Mavaca.”

            Lac’s first thought is, that’s a lot of goddamned nabä. But his next thought is of Laura and how the presence of the other couples will make getting her here far easier. It will also make it a great deal safer for her and the kids to stay here when he travels to other villages. “Chuck’s coming back?” he says. “That’s great. I hadn’t heard.” He stops himself from saying, “But how the hell did you find out about all this?”

            “Dr. Shackley, do you know anything about a dictionary Mr. Clemens is working on?”

            “A dictionary? Like a Yąnomamö dictionary, one for translating the words to English or Spanish?”

            “Hermano Marteens, you see, he speaks both Spanish and English quite well.”
*****

            Bahikoawa looks fine one moment and then as if he’s in severe pain the next. With all the parties under the same roof—or sharing the same plaza and palisade anyway—the raid can be launched any day the headman chooses.

            “The pata has sent word to the Shamatari,” Rowahirawa says. “The Bisaasi-teri are waiting for men from Mömariböwei-teri and Reyaboböwei-teri to accompany them on the raid. The people here have done much to cultivate the alliances; now it’s time to see if their efforts will pay dividends.”

            Lac sits up in the hammock next to Rowarhirawa in his father-in-law’s yahi, where he’s been lazing away the day’s hottest hours and asks, “Will the men from those villages make that big of a difference to the raid’s chances of success?”

            “Shaki, stop being such an imbecile. Ma, it won’t make any difference; it’s to solidify the alliance.” He repeats the last phrase, as Yąnomamö often do, all but dancing to the rhythm of his own words, so enthusiastic is he in his gesticulating. Lac decides his friend looks like a jaguar, because Yąnomamö faces remain shamefully indistinct in his mind and he’s determined to train his mind to zero in on subtle differentiating features. Unfortunately a lot of their faces could be said to resemble a jaguar's.  

            “But then why is Bahikoawa still waiting? They’re already two days late, and I hear the other men saying there’s a risk of big rainfall with the start of the wet season. You guys don’t want to get stuck having to march all the way back to Bisaasi-teri on muddy or flooded trails. Isn’t that what you’re counting on to slow the Patanowä-teri pursuit after you attack?”

            “We can’t leave for a raid after announcing when we’ll be gone.”

            “But you only announced it to the people you’re waiting on to go on the raid with you.”

            “That’s why we’re waiting. If they’re not here yet, it’s probably because they’re planning something.”

            “Aren’t they your allies?”

            “Shaki, don’t be so naïve. Awei, they’re allies to the Bisaasi-teri. That doesn’t mean they won’t try to steal our women from us.”

            “Ma! So that’s why you’re waiting.” The Yąnomamö aren’t very principled, he thinks; it’s always the thing that’s right in front of their nose. Or maybe, he tells himself, there’s some wisdom to it you simply don’t understand. Still, he can’t help being disgusted. “Shori, how often do villages go on raids that don’t result in anyone getting killed?”

            “It happens.”

            “How often do the raiders themselves get killed?”

            “It happens, but that means the raid wasn’t successful, even if the raiders kill someone else. You’ll have to go on another raid after that.”

            “If I were to travel with you and the other men from Bisaasi-teri, would I get killed?”

            “Shaki, are you hungry for the flesh of the Patanowä-teri?”

            “Ma, Shori, I’m fascinated by the ways of the Yąnomamö, like I’ve told you, and I want to go with you so I can record what I see in my white leaves.”

            “Will you bring your shotgun?”

            Lac began this line of questioning on a whim; he hasn’t considered going along on the raid until now, at least not consciously. Would he bring the shotgun? “Ma.” Absolutely not. “I’ve made a promise not to kill any Yąnomamö—.”

Rowahirawa rolls out of his hammock and slams his fist into Lac’s shoulder. “Don’t say what you just said!”

            “But it’s true.”

            “If men know you’re a coward, they’ll treat you as they would a woman.”

            Lac shakes his head pointlessly. “I understand.” So it’s true, he thinks; the only reason my hut ever goes a day unviolated is that the Yąnomamö are afraid of my shotgun.

            Rowahirawa laughs and gives him a hard shove. “You’re hopeless without me, Shaki. You know that?”

            Lac spends the latter half of the afternoon conducting an interview with a man whose behavior seems entirely choreographed, his answers entirely rehearsed. The earlier interviewees must have relayed to him in detail what he should expect—and maybe he caught on there’s an audition mentality to the proceedings. His every answer is a story, and Lac can’t decide whether to admire the man’s flare for drama or disdain him as a purveyor of compelling lies. The facts of his stories, the main characters, all check out with the picture that’s emerging of the village’s history and current composition through all his efforts at questioning and crosschecking. Something about the guy though—he seems fundamentally untrustworthy.

            Not exactly an objective observation, Shackley, he says to himself.

            “Towahowä, he was waiteri,” the man says. “He seduced his own brother’s wife in Monou-teri.”

            True, Lac thinks. I’ve heard this before. “Ma!” he says, encouraging the man to continue.

            “Awei, Towahowä had sex with her, and then the brother returned and became so angry he fired an arrow at her. He meant to shoot her in the thigh, because he wanted her to survive the wound. But he is sina, like Uhudima in the time of Moonblood, and the arrow implanted itself in her gut. She bled to death, leaving her husband inconsolable.”

            Many of the women Lac sees in the village are missing parts of their ears, souvenirs of similar episodes of violent jealousy. He’s seen one woman hit another with a smoldering log from the hearth, seen the men do that too. It’s not the type of culture you’d want to raise your daughter in.

            And, you, Lachlan Shackley, are not the type of scientist who lets himself get so loose with such value-laden sentiments.

            As the man continues telling his stories about the separation of villages and their post-fissioning political histories, Lac’s mind wanders to Nakaweshimi. She must be close to term about now. But she’s nowhere to be seen lately. Lac assumes it’s Yąnomamö custom for a woman to seclude herself in the days leading up to childbirth. Those are details he could be investigating for his ethnography, but he doesn’t know where to begin enquiring after information that sensitive.

            What he will be able to see is how the birth of the second baby impacts how Nakaweshimi cares for her other child, who’s still a tiny infant. The other thing that’s been preoccupying him is this silly idea of his about going along on the raid to Patanowä-teri. He and Rowahirawa agreed it would be possible for him to tag along on the journey but not participate in any killing. Still, the Patanowä-teri will probably pursue the raiders, and it’s not like he’ll have the time to explain to them that he’s only there in the capacity of neutral observer. If he’s not killed, he’ll likely still be forfeiting the reputation for impartiality he’s counting on to make travelling among villages relatively safe and easy.

            You’ll be compromised, he thinks, too deeply enmeshed in the culture to observe its dynamic operations and ongoing development from a detached vantagepoint. But, then again, you’ll also be going along to witness a custom few ethnographers have ever witnessed. And this is the part, the coalitional killing, warfare at its most primitive, that your professors and colleagues will say you’ve misrepresented, or fabricated outright. “Did you actually see any Yąnomamö killing each other?” he imagines Dr. White asking him. “It’s quite possible the attacks you heard rumors of were purely ritualistic, and that the men your friends claimed to have killed are alive and well and boasting of their own ritual kills.”

            Yes, my boastful friends.

            Lac has seen enough to know that Yąnomamö violence, while steeped in ritual and embedded in an intricate web of superstition, is all too real in its impact. Whatever mysteries he uncovers through his genealogical efforts, it’ll be Yąnomamö warfare that gets people talking back home—just like it does here. As for being compromised, it doesn’t have to go down that way. I won’t follow the warriors when they make their final charge, he thinks. I’ll hold back, with any luck remaining in eyeshot of the incident without being seen by anyone inside the shabono.

            So you’re just going along to watch some poor bastard get shot out of a tree?

            You may have to, if only to bolster your conviction, give you the confidence to stick to your guns in the face of all the scrutiny your work is bound to attract.

            He’s debating with himself as he’s half-heartedly attending to his informant’s performance with a healthy dollop of dismissive skepticism when the hut goes silent. Lac turns to see the man stand up and move to the door. He pricks his ears and picks out the sound of whistling in the distance—friendly visitors announcing their presence. The villagers raise their voices from within the shabono. Lac and his informant begin walking back to the opening in the palisade so they can see who the visitors are. It must be the men they’re expecting from Mömariböwei-teri and Reyaboböwei-teri at last; they weren’t waiting to steal women after all—or if they were, they realized the Bisaasi-teri and Monou-teri were wise to their treachery, and so their best bet for capturing women is to raid Patanowä-teri alongside their new allies.

            Now the raid will take place. And Lac knows regardless of which decision he’s able to marshal the best arguments for, he’ll be traveling alongside the raiders as well—or following behind them anyway. “There may be no turning back after this,” he mumbles to himself. I’ll need to talk to Rowahirawa, he thinks, do a lot a planning.
*****

            The next day the overfull village is preparing for the feast, and Lac is looking right at Nakaweshimi, no longer pregnant, but not carrying a second infant. This could mean any number of things. He tries to think back to the two other births that have occurred since his arrival in Bisaasi-teri, but gets no useful insight from recalling them. Has she miscarried? Was the baby sick or deformed? He wants desperately to ask her, but she doesn’t look like she’s in any mood for questions. No one looks to be in the mood for questions today. Lac resigns himself to a full day of silent of observation, out of respect—and out of prudence.

He feels more unwelcome today than at any other time since his first entrance into the shabono. The Yąnomamö never hesitate to let him know how annoying they find him, but they usually also seem to find him amusing, or find it amusing to mess with him anyway. Today, though, people are preoccupied with their grieving, preoccupied with their efforts to keep the substrate of rage simmering beneath their sadness from boiling over. On any normal day, they’re not only short-tempered; they’re itching to show off how short their tempers are. His thumb still aches from the incident when Rowahirawa stubbed his toe and threw down the heavy log they were carrying together. That was probably getting off easy. But today he senses those tempers are even more raw.

The hours drag on as he either lies in a hammock next to Rowahirawa or minces from spot to spot around the plaza. Into the afternoon, the funereal mood hangs thicker and thicker in the air. There’s no laughter to be heard, no beaming expressions to behold. If I had just shown up from Caracas, Lac thinks, I might think there was tension mounting among the assembled villages—as when the Mahekodo-teri and Boreta-teri were here throwing their weight around—so nauseatingly palpable is this undercurrent of wrath to their mournfulness.

Moment by moment resisting his urge to ask questions, he instead wisps around with his cameras and tape recorder, doing his best impersonation of a cloud. He has to be subtle with his camera work, snapping photos only of incidents of highest import, because even on normal days the Yąnomamö sometimes get irritated with him for stealing their images, chasing him away with upraised clubs—or once, with flung rocks—but today the deterrents are bound to be more severe, the punishments more vicious.

The irritability isn’t the most ostensible of their emotional states though. He listens to the villagers’ tearful laments, as they call to the fallen headman with the most intimate of kinship terms, making pronouncements of never-ending sadness and forlorn longing to be reunited in hedu. This strikes Lac as strange because these same relatives of the Monou-teri headman have seemed emotionally even-keeled every time he’s seen them over the past few weeks. Towahowä was killed over a month ago, and yet it’s only now that the bereavement takes hold—or maybe it’s taking hold for the second time, the first having occurred when they learned of his death and cremated his body, producing the ashes the women are now consuming with their plantain soup.

It’s like they’ve all agreed now is the time to collectively wallow in grief, to sulk and cry out, so they’re deliberately concentrating on their loss, meanwhile reflecting each other’s sadness and anger, thus amplifying them both, the space of their passion spilling into an infinite regress of hitherto dormant devastation. Surprisingly, the spreading contagion of their emotions is affecting even him, a nabä who only encountered the deceased on a couple of occasions, never getting overly close.

What seems most bizarre to Lac however is that these people are so aggrieved about the death of a guy who treated many of them terribly. Towahowä was a total asshole. He seduced—or possibly raped—an untold number of these men’s wives, including his little brother’s. It was his stealing of another man’s wife that led to the fissioning of Monou-teri from Bisaasi-teri, which you could argue resulted in their present predicament. Then he further endangered the village by leaving them leaderless, because he was so reckless in his pursuit of women and greater renown. And who knows how many other women he’s abused, how many other men he’s intimated or assaulted or cuckolded—though none of these practices are exactly frowned upon by the Yąnomamö?

Lac tries to force himself to accept that they hold different virtues as praiseworthy, different vices as beneath contempt. That’s easy enough to understand in principle; it’s the liking part that confounds him. How could anyone have liked Towahowä? Or did they? Or is all this emotion on display separate from the discrete person of the former headman, more about his role than his individual identity? It’s a question he’ll have to return to when he’s attended more funeral feasts, more reahu, as the Yąnomamö call them.

            Throughout the day, villagers take turns shouting out formal speeches, somewhat like they do in their kąwa amou chants before bed but more lachrymose, about how their kinsman’s death has pierced to the depths of their being. “Ya buhii ahi,” he keeps hearing. My innermost soul is cold. One man sounds off in one part of the shabono, then another man somewhere else riffs on the theme. Hushuwo is another term he keeps hearing: angry and sad and volatile—much more volatile than usual.

            Lac wanders about the edge of the plaza, trying his hardest to be invisible, on the lookout for good spaces to tuck himself, vantages where he can witness the goings-on unseen. Late in the afternoon, the men, still in their yahis, all start doing something strange. Lac risks stepping closer to see a couple times. They’re biting into burnt logs, chewing the charcoal. Lac guesses it’s supposed to have some medicinal property at first, but then he sees them spitting it out and rubbing it between their hands. They’re mixing the masticated charcoal with their saliva to create a black sludge. He watches as they begin smearing it all over their arms and shoulders, going on to cover their entire bodies, painting them black.

Night camouflage.

Lac’s heart floats weightlessly, darting about like a hummingbird colliding with the bars of its cage. These sons of bitches are going to sneak up on another village, he thinks, and murder some poor bastard who doesn’t even know they’re coming. It hits him with all the absurd reality of a platypus waddling up to him with a stick of dynamite clamped in its bill. 

Lac’s been told that the mechanics of the pre-raid feast, if not the mood, are similar to those of feasts prefiguring morning trading sessions. Aside from the large troughs of plantain soup, though, the activities seem far different. Some time has passed since the women finished drinking their soup from calabashes, and now the men are busy dressing up a stripped-down tree trunk, evidently to make it look like a Yąnomamö, complete with wavy red lines down his torso, monkey tail headband, and sprinkling of white feathers atop the crown; the wooden man has donned his finest regalia for the occasion. The men lift this pithy white effigy onto a hammock—at maybe five feet tall, it fits nicely—before dispersing and preparing to stage a mock ambush. One of the raiders is a roughly eleven-year-old boy, Towahowä’s youngest son, and many of the charcoal-painted men pull him aside to give him instructions and advice.

             Now that the stage is set with the trunk swaying lazily in its hammock, a dozen warriors crouch down and make their way toward it from different parts of the plaza. Gesturing with weighty emphasis to each other, they waddle mostly in unison, deeply bent at the knees, coming from various angles—a band of hellfire-scorched demons capturing souls to build the ranks of their satanic subterranean army—until they’re close enough to make aiming all but moot.  All at once, they leap up to their full height to draw and fire their arrows. The tips bury themselves in the pulpy wood with a sickeningly rapid series of thuds. The victim is a pincushion before he could have ever known an attack was underway. All the men scream as they retreat, running out of the shabono in a series of sprints and halts, the warriors in front stopping to turn and cover the escape of the ones bringing up the rear in a repeating pattern.

            The mock raiders return one by one to their hammocks over time, but some of them remain in the plaza to practice and give the young boy plenty of coaching. Individually, no longer slithering toward their victim in a coiled mass of inhuman flesh, they’re less like demons than grown men playing dress-up. To Lac, all of these preparations and success rituals seem to be taking place at a distance, on the periphery of his sphere of concern. Yesterday, before deciding to travel along with the raiders, this same scene would have permeated his senses and thoughts with its dramatic implications: a young boy being taught to escape after being pressed to take lethal vengeance on his father’s killers.

As it is, he’s thinking more about the recent rains, how the rising waters will chase the poisonous snakes to higher ground, the same higher ground on which the Yąnomamö like to blaze their trails. The idea, if he understands Rowahirawa correctly, is to load up on plantains, walk slowly to the enemy’s village, deliberately pinpointing the ideal time to make the kill—likely when a suitable victim leaves the Patanowä-teri shabono to piss or fetch water—and, freshly unencumbered by the newly exhausted supply of food, run most of the way back, hastened by the knowledge that the people you just raided are fresh on your heels, eager to retaliate, desperate to avenge whoever just got killed. If the snakes don’t get you, he tells himself, the Patanowä-teri will.

            But I need to be there, he thinks. I need to see it happen at least once with my own two eyes. Or else it’ll live on as mere rumor, even to me, apt to rise and twist and disappear like a wisp of smoke. This is the part they won’t believe back home, those professors whose field experience consisted of living among highly acculturated Indians or Bushmen, conquered peoples, domesticated peoples. I need to be sure if I’m going to be able to stick to my guns. I need to see it happen.

As his thoughts and fears jostle about in his mind like bees in an agitated hive, he finds his eyes have come to rest on the effigy, the no owä, as he’s heard the Yąnomamö call it, still swaying in its hammock as if by its own exsanguinated volition—any man would surely have bled to death by now. He imagines the pool of blood on the floor, spreading toward the hearth. What percentage of the men here, he wonders, will be killed in their hammocks like this, or while they’re up in a tree harvesting fruit, or out in the forest searching for honey? How many will be killed taking a piss? What percentage of the women will be kidnapped and dragged off to some rival village to be sex slaves who graduate to become wives and mothers as though the original crime had never been committed?

            Those are empirical questions, he points out to himself, and it’s all information you can glean from exactly the kind of interviews you’re already conducting—if you could just find a more effective way to discuss people’s dead relatives. That’ll be my main focus when I get back. For now, I need to plan: what kind of food should I bring when I set out with the raiders tomorrow? How will I carry it? How am I going to keep up with them as they sprint home afterward? How am I going to avoid the snakes? How am I going to avoid impalement by half a dozen arrows, poison-tipped, all at once?

            Jesus, Lachlan, you’re either on the cusp of becoming a great anthropologist or you’re out of your god damned mind.

            It’s Bahikoawa, as racked with pain from his undiagnosed infection as he is, and Towahowä’s brother, as much as he’s struggling with a steady trickle of accusations of cowardice, who are directing the show today, and they’ll be the ones leading the raid tomorrow. It’ll be a miracle if they even manage to complete the two-day journey to Patanowä-teri, Lac thinks. He’s getting nervous. Rowahirawa has told him the Patanowä-teri are cultivating a new garden in some unknown spot, perhaps even returning to harvest the rasha from one of the Bisaasi-teri’s old sites. So once the raiding party has made it to the shabono they’ve set as a destination, they may have to do some tracking and searching before finding anyone to kill. That sounds to Lac like a greater chance they’ll be spotted and set upon by the rival village’s own waiteri, of whom there is a famously large number.

            Rowahirawa tells him the retreat is the tricky part, and he describes the two-by-two progression away from the enemy village, where two men stand hidden while another two or four flee along a path running right between them. It’s a preset trap for the pursuers, who unwittingly step into a crossfire and have their pursuit brought to a sudden, unsatisfying halt. That’s what he saw them practicing after shooting the no owä full of arrows as it reclined peacefully in its hammock.

Somehow, his mind has connected the upcoming post-raid sprint back to the mouth of the Mavaca with his running through the forest in pursuit of monkeys last week, and to his subsequent illness. He was stuck in his hut for days, hoarsely yelling at Rowahirawa through the door to come back another day. “Shaki, why don’t you do your ohodemou?” Hearing the phlegm in Lac’s voice, Rowahirawa suggested through the door that he let the shaboris free his soul from the hekura devouring it. Lac would have loved to participate in the ritual, but he couldn’t risk spreading the cold; for all he knew, it was something he picked up in Caracas, a crowd disease only people long accustomed to civilization have developed any immunity to. There are stories of careless outsiders decimating whole villages by merely showing up with the wrong sniffle. Still, he’s sure it was the heat and exertion of the hunt, followed by his impetuous plunge into the cold waters of the Mavaca, that laid him low, not any potentially village-destroying bug.

His biggest apprehension now is that he won’t be able to keep up with the men—and he harbors no illusion that they’ll wait for him. It’s a bad idea to go with them, plain and simple. Falling behind is far from the only thing that can go wrong. But he has to go at least once. And it’s not just for the sake of his confidence in any controversial ethnographic verdicts he arrives at; he’s also hoping it’ll help him break through another layer of the ice still separating him from the Yąnomamö, like when he danced at one of the feasts for the first time. Maybe after tagging along for a raid he’ll finally be able to get past all this edgy weirdness that still surrounds his genealogical work.

On the other hand, maybe the effects he hopes to bring about will be nullified by his being unarmed and making no effort to kill anyone. He has a feeling, though, they’ll be less impressed by his pacifism than by his willingness to accompany them on a mission so fraught with peril, such missions being their own preferred passport to heightened prestige.
*****

As the precipitous falling of night gets underway in earnest, all the men are back to laying around in their yahis, swinging in their hammocks with pained, unfocused eyes. Lac steps through the passage outside and farther past the palisade to piss. The air outside the shabono is lighter, the atmosphere refreshingly cool, in marked contrast to the overheated oven of the village. When he comes back, there’s a thick silence hanging over the plaza, making him pause before continuing the rest of the way in. He takes a breath before finally stepping in, then makes his way around the edge of the courtyard again, determined to move with the lightest of steps. The stillness unsettles him. He’s wondering if he may be offending them by not keeping still like everyone else, when the pall hanging over the courtyard is shredded by a freakish animal sound that sends him scampering to the nearest shelter.

            The cry rattles through the gray evening light, a half human howl of outrage and pain. Lac at first can’t be sure whether it’s a human being making the sound, bowel-shaking and otherworldly. Then he understands: he’s imitating an animal’s growl, and now a
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現在価格:11,800 円,入札数:-,終了日時:2017/07/01 23:09
          35パイセパハン 銀 シルバー 送料無料 無段階角度調節HIGH SR400 SR500 RZ250R XS250 XJ400 RZ350RR 29L FZ250 ドラッグスター250   
35パイセパハン 銀 シルバー 送料無料 無…
現在価格:11,800 円,入札数:-,終了日時:2017/07/01 23:54
          Buying Manager (TRD1330)   
Region: New Products, Division: Trading, Job Type: Open ended
Our Team

 

The New Products Team works with UK based suppliers to develop and source new product ranges which are sold in Oxfam’s shop network and online to make as much money as possible for Oxfam’s work.

 

We work closely with suppliers to ensure all products meet Oxfam’s ethical and environmental standards and continue to show development in this area across the lifespan of the relationship.

 

We also work closely with other Oxfam teams, including shop and area managers, and the trading marketing team to build the profile of the new products range within the shop network and with customers.

 

What we are looking for

 

An innovative buying professional, with...

          Deputy Shop Manager (Stafford) (TRD1400)   
Region: Shop Operations, Division: Trading, Job Type: Open ended
Nationwide Part Time Opportunities at either 12 or 18 hours per week.

£5,273 (12hr) or £ 7,909.50 (18hr)

London Weighting or Hotspot Allowance pro rata where applicable

 

Additional information:

 

Please bring to the interview your Proof of Right to Work in the UK, such as your passport, or Birth Certificate with the names of at least one of your parents on, together with a document with your NI number on it.

 

We are a retailer with a real difference; can you help us grow our sales and end extreme poverty for good?

We are looking for someone with excellent communication and customer service skills and a real ability to engage with people.

          Deputy Shop Manager (Macclesfield) (TRD1399)   
Region: Shop Operations, Division: Trading, Job Type: Open ended
Nationwide Part Time Opportunities at either 12 or 18 hours per week.

£5,273 (12hr) or £ 7,909.50 (18hr)

London Weighting or Hotspot Allowance pro rata where applicable

 

Additional information:

 

Please bring to the interview your Proof of Right to Work in the UK, such as your passport, or Birth Certificate with the names of at least one of your parents on, together with a document with your NI number on it.

 

We are a retailer with a real difference; can you help us grow our sales and end extreme poverty for good?

We are looking for someone with excellent communication and customer service skills and a real ability to engage with people.

          Deputy Shop Manager (Sandbach) (TRD1398)   
Region: Shop Operations, Division: Trading, Job Type: Open ended
Nationwide Part Time Opportunities at either 12 or 18 hours per week.

£5,273 (12hr) or £ 7,909.50 (18hr)

London Weighting or Hotspot Allowance pro rata where applicable

 

Additional information:

 

Please bring to the interview your Proof of Right to Work in the UK, such as your passport, or Birth Certificate with the names of at least one of your parents on, together with a document with your NI number on it.

 

We are a retailer with a real difference; can you help us grow our sales and end extreme poverty for good?

We are looking for someone with excellent communication and customer service skills and a real ability to engage with people.

          Deputy Shop Manager (Moortown Leeds) (TRD1397)   
Region: Shop Operations, Division: Trading, Job Type: Open ended
Nationwide Part Time Opportunities at either 12 or 18 hours per week.

£5,273 (12hr) or £ 7,909.50 (18hr)

London Weighting or Hotspot Allowance pro rata where applicable

 

Additional information:

 

Please bring to the interview your Proof of Right to Work in the UK, such as your passport, or Birth Certificate with the names of at least one of your parents on, together with a document with your NI number on it.

 

We are a retailer with a real difference; can you help us grow our sales and end extreme poverty for good?

We are looking for someone with excellent communication and customer service skills and a real ability to engage with people.

          마비노기 듀얼, 日 인기 대전격투게임 ‘길티기어’ 컬래버레이션 실시   

일본 인기 대전격투게임 ‘길티기어’와 제휴 업데이트 및 이벤트 진행
‘솔 배드가이’, ‘디지’ 등 주요 등장인물 캐릭터 카드와 영웅스킨 공개
‘길티기어’ 인기 캐릭터 영웅 및 ‘보석’, ‘스페셜 티켓’ 등 아이템 지급 이벤트

㈜넥슨(대표 박지원)은 30일 데브캣 스튜디오(devCAT Studio)에서 개발한 정통 TCG(Trading Card Game) ‘마비노기 듀얼’에 일본 인기 대전격투게임 ‘길티기어’ 캐릭터 카드를 출시하고 기념 이벤트를 실시한다.

‘길티기어’는 일본 유명 게임회사 ‘아크시스템웍스’에서 개발한 2D 대전격투게임 시리즈로, 이번 제휴를 통해 ‘솔 배드가이’, ‘디지’, ‘메이’, ‘쿠라도베리 잼’ 등 인기 캐릭터가 ‘마비노기 듀얼’ 게임 내 카드 및 영웅 스킨으로 등장한다.

오는 7월 27일까지 약 한 달간 ‘길티기어’ 카드 33종을 무작위로 획득할 수 있는 ‘길티기어 콜라보 부스터’도 선보인다. 해당 카드로 플레이 시 원작 게임 스토리를 기반으로 한 대사가 제공된다.

넥슨은 제휴를 기념해 ‘길티기어’ 인기 캐릭터 영웅 획득 이벤트를 실시하며, 7월 23일까지 정해진 요일에 접속 시 ‘보석(15개)’, ‘스페셜 티켓(2장)’을 선물한다.

또한, 7월 26일까지 이벤트 아레나에 참여하거나 이벤트 미션을 달성할 경우 ‘보석’, ‘스페셜 티켓’, ‘부스터’ 등을 지급한다.

‘마비노기 듀얼’의 ‘길티기어’ 컬래버레이션에 관한 보다 자세한 내용은 공식 홈페이지(http://devcat.nexon.com/duel)와 공식 카페 (http://cafe.naver.com/mabinogiduel)에서 확인할 수 있다.

[온라이프]


          Concept of HSN/ SAC under GST Rules   
HSN stands for Harmonized System of Nomenclature. This is a Global standard of Nomenclature of trading goods in international trade.
          Magic the Gathering [053] BETRAYERS OF KAMIGAWA Single Card - 055/165 : Teardrop Kami   
Magic the Gathering [053] BETRAYERS OF KAMIGAWA Single Card - 055/165 : Teardrop Kami

Magic the Gathering [053] BETRAYERS OF KAMIGAWA Single Card - 055/165 : Teardrop Kami

Mint / near mint condition trading card.


          Magic the Gathering [055] NINTH EDITION Single Card - 262/350 : Overgrowth   
Magic the Gathering [055] NINTH EDITION Single Card - 262/350 : Overgrowth

Magic the Gathering [055] NINTH EDITION Single Card - 262/350 : Overgrowth

Mint / near mint condition trading card.


          Magic the Gathering [060] TIME SPIRAL Single Card - 247/301 : Stonebrow, Krosan Hero   
Magic the Gathering [060] TIME SPIRAL Single Card - 247/301 : Stonebrow, Krosan Hero

Magic the Gathering [060] TIME SPIRAL Single Card - 247/301 : Stonebrow, Krosan Hero

Mint / near mint condition trading card.


          TradeMarkets: The World’s Premier FX and Metals Liquidity   

TradeMarkets, a regulated FX Dealer, launches a Multilateral Trading Facility powered by GBX, offering the market’s tightest spreads and prime brokerage solution.

(PRWeb January 17, 2013)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/1/prweb10333618.htm


          Magic the Gathering [065] LORWYN Single Card - 090/301 : Stonybrook Angler   
Magic the Gathering [065] LORWYN Single Card - 090/301 : Stonybrook Angler

Magic the Gathering [065] LORWYN Single Card - 090/301 : Stonybrook Angler

Mint / near mint condition trading card.


          Trade Ideas Podcast Episode 25, “The Prodigy” — June 30, 2017   

Today’s podcast has a great story of a young investor who’s really succeeding in trading. Nick Giannotti is only 19 years old, yet he’s already becoming an experienced and successful investor. Dan (@TradeIdeas1) and Nick (@bulltradefinder) explore how Nick started … Continue reading

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          Trade Ideas Live Trading Room Recap Friday June 30   

Great day for Holly! Took CRZO for a great gain. Subscribe to Trade Ideas with this link: http://bit.ly/TradeIdeasSubscriptionPage and use the promo code FIREWORK for a 22% instant savings until 11:59PM EDT July 4 Cheers, Barrie Einarson barrie @ trade-ideas … Continue reading

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          “Knocking On Resistance” Leads 7 Algos, 3 Short: Holly Morning Huddle   

“Knocking On Resistance” Leads The Daily Regime of Optimized Algorithms Good morning.  Knocking on Resistance, today’s high performing algorithm, headlines the Holly Morning Huddle Report. As of today, Friday, June 30, 2017, the return from my trading performance since January 1 stands … Continue reading

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          Gender Equality Week, July 1-7, 2017   
This next week, Kathleen and I – each on our own blog (1) – will be looking at various aspects of female/male relationships. Here we’ll be looking at gender equality. There, she’ll be looking at the balance of the divine feminine and the divine masculine, within. We’ll be trading articles back and forth. Let me […]
     

          Trade Ideas Live Trading Room Recap Thursday June 29, 2017   

Market taking a break as the shorts took over. Traded WBA and AMRN. Subscribe to Trade Ideas with this link: http://bit.ly/TradeIdeasSubscriptionPage and use the promo code BARRIE4ALPHA for a 15% instant savings. Cheers, Barrie Einarson barrie @ trade-ideas . com … Continue reading

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          Industrial companies lead US stock indexes mostly higher   
Wall Street closed out the final day of the second quarter with slight gains after a broad rally faded in the last few minutes of trading Friday....
          Blog Post: CFTC Inks 1st Nonprosecution Deals With 3 Citi Cooperators   
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Thursday that it has reached its first-ever nonprosecution agreements with three Citigroup employees who supplied information about the bank's spoofing practices that helped secure a $25 million penalty against the financial firm.
          2017 Spring Matsuris: Details & Tips for Japan Festival Boston & Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival   


Update 5/11/17: Due to the weather forecast for Saturday, the Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival organizers decided to move the matsuri indoors to the rain location at the Schluntz Gym.

Boston's two largest Japanese festivals are coming up! In the past five years attendance at both festivals has grown around six-fold. The Japan Festival Boston started off in Copley Square with 10,000 festivalgoers in 2012. Last year 60,000 people attended the festival on the Boston Common. Attendance at the Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival has grown from around 250 people in 2012 to over 1,500 last year.


Japan Festival Boston




Japan Festival Boston is New England's largest matsuri. This year there will be 76 regular booths, 37 food booths, 50 performances on 2 stages, 50 workshops, and a Cosplay Deathmatch. Check their Facebook page for updates.

As usual there will be lots of arts organizations and businesses, many of whom have participated in past years including Tewassa, GrayMist Studio & Shop, SAORI Worcester, Kaji Aso Studio, Chikako Mukai of Chikako Designs, Julie Kohaya of Heavenly Cranes Jewelry, and amezaiku artist Candy Miyuki (listed as Candy5). There will be at least a couple of businesses selling kimono and yukata – Nomura Kimono Shop from Japan and Ohio Kimono will both be back for their second year at the festival. An interesting new vendor is NPO Reborn Kyoto which "works to nurture the independence of the women and young in developing countries through instruction of cloth fabrication and textile technology using donated Kimono from all over the Japan." See video from Kigali Today, although most of it is in Kinyarwanda, the interview with executive officer Yasuko Yamahira is in English. Another interesting new booth is a peace group called PeaceProject869. "We make opportunities to consider “What is Peace for you?” by [f]olding origami cranes for people whom we meet all over the world through our studying abroad."

The food offerings are growing more diverse and branching out from the Japanese community to include poke restaurants, fusion rice burgers, spam musubi, and more chain restaurants. This year's food vendors include a mix of independent local businesses and chains with Boston locations that are based in Japan and other places, as well as a few others.

Independent local: YumeWoKatare with 6 booths that will include dishes not usually served at the restaurant, Snappy Ramen, Oga's (listed as Kushiya), Ganko Ittetsu, Rice Burg, Yoki Express, Hana Japan, Cafe Mami, Ittoku (listed as Izakaya Ittoku), Sakanaya, Itadaki, Neponset Cafe, Big Rock Oyster, and I am guessing that Hiromoto’s Ultra Okonomiyaki & Hiromoto’s ultra candy shop will be run by Kevin Hiromoto, owner of Boston's only Japanese grocery store, Ebisuya

Chains with Boston locations: Santouka, Beard Papa's, Ogawa Coffee, Go Go Curry, Pabu (listed as Pabu Izakaya), Love Art Sushi, and Lady M.

Daiei Trading, one of the largest Japanese food importers in the US, will also have two booths.


Although the organizers have increased the number of food booths – up from 22 last year – I'm not sure that will result in shorter lines since turnout is likely to be much higher than last year. In past years, the lines have been insanely long so you should take snacks, especially if you're going with children or others who can't wait to eat. There are fast food places near the Boston Common but most are on the other side of the Common away from the festival. The festival has reduced the Fast Pass to $30 (it was $50 when they introduced it last year). This allows you to bypass the main line at a booth, although for popular booths there may still be a line for Fast Pass cardholders. It's well worth it if you're going with a family or group, but not very economical for individuals. Make sure to read carefully - there are restrictions.

See photos & video from 2016 Japan Festival Boston.
See photos from 2015 Japan Festival Boston.
See photos from 2014 Japan Festival in Boston. 


Date & Time
Sunday, April 30, 2017
11am - 6pm

Location
Boston Common at the Beacon & Charles Street corner (near Frog Pond).
See festival map.

How you can help
The festival is not cheap to produce and JREX is crowdfunding with Indiegogo (in past years they have used GoFundMe).

There is also a 21+ benefit concert with pop musician Shinji Harada on May 1st. Tickets are $10 for students, $20 for general admission and $60 for VIP. 

Photography Note
I don't remember if this was on their website last year but I noticed this disclaimer at the bottom of the booth list. The festival is highly photographed by media, the festival organizers, and professional and amateur photographers and last year they used a drone to get footage so it's most likely impossible to avoid being photographed.
Disclaimer:
**Visitors, stage performers, and others at this festival will take videos, photos, and other media which may be posted online, in print, and in other mediums. It is possible that exhibitors’ booths may be captured in the aforementioned photos, videos, etc. Please be advised that by agreeing to participate in this festival, you are also consenting to being photographed and/or videotaped.**



Japan Festival Boston Tips

The Japan Festival Boston can be a challenging event for people with disabilities. The crowds are enormous, it's not always easy to move around, and while the booths are all set up along paved walkways, some things (food booths, stages) are set up in grassy areas. Booths are often mobbed which can make shopping difficult. While people with disabilities do attend (the Boston Higashi School always has a booth) it may be difficult for people with mobility issues and those who deal with crowd anxiety/phobia or have difficulty with loud noise. While the Boston Common is the largest location the festival has been held at the crowds are still intense. Advice I would offer to anyone, although especially those with disabilities:

  • Even if you stay for all seven hours of the festival you will not be able to do everything. Pick the things you're most interested in seeing/doing and prioritize getting to those booths/workshops/performances. Expect that everything will take longer than you think it will. It took me several hours to walk around and see all the booths last year and I wasn't stopping at all of them. I would not have been able to get food had a friend not given me her Fast Pass.
  • In past locations it has been possible to hear the performances while walking around the festival but I didn't find that to be the case last year. If you want to see/listen to a performance you will need to plan to be in the immediate vicinity of that stage.
  • If you plan to watch performances but aren't able to sit on the ground or stand for long periods, you will need to bring your own chair, although many people stand so it can be difficult to see.
  • Parking under the Boston Common tends to fill up quickly and is expensive so if you can take the T, it's a much better option. If you have to drive, consider making a reservation via a site like Parkopedia or parking in a garage in Chinatown. There is some on-street metered parking that is free on Sundays but it's very difficult to park in that area.
  • Check the weather and dress appropriately. Dress in layers if you plan to stay there all day. If you have a yukata or kimono feel free to wear it.  
  • Pack sunscreen. You may also want to pack a hat.
  • Everyone in your party should have a fully charged cell phone.
  • Pick a meeting time/location away from the main festival area if you get separated from your party. I would also recommend that if you are planning to go with small children that you consider having them carry some kind of ID with your contact info on it. Last year I saw a small child separated from his adults. It appeared that he was too young to know their phone number and may also not have been an English-speaker.
  • Unless you don't mind standing in line for over an hour, bring your own food or buy a $30 Fast Pass. 
  • Pack as large a bottle of water as you can carry.
  • There are portable toilets along Beacon and Charles Streets but if the crowds are dense it may take a while to walk there.
  • Bring cash and make sure you have a lot of small bills. I believe that all the food vendors are cash only. Some of the commercial vendors take credit cards, but not all. 
  • If you plan to do a lot of shopping, bring a bag to carry your purchases. Some vendors will provide bags, but not all do. 


Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival




The Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival is a very family-friendly community-oriented matsuri with lots of activities for kids that is produced by The Genki Spark and Brookline High School's Japanese Program and sponsored by the Brookline High School PTO and the Japan Society of Boston. Nearly all of the guest artists are returning artists who have performed in past years: Odaiko New England, Mountain River Taiko, Takahashi Minyo Kai, Stuart Paton & Burlington Taiko, and ShinDaiko. There are two new artists this year – sisters Akino Ann & Yoshino Watanabe who play koto. They perform regularly at other music events in the Boston area including the Afternoon Concerts series and the Boston Charity Concert series. They also performed at TEDxBeaconStreet this year and in 2013. See the schedule here.



Ittoku, the popular izakaya in Brighton who was the Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival's first food vendor beginning in 2014, will be back along with Itadaki, Japonaise Bakery, and Hana Japan (who host their own Natsu Matsuri every August). New vendors this year are the Japanese cream puff chain, Beard Papa's, and local fish market, Sakanaya. The food lines aren't as long as the Japan Festival Boston but if you have young children you should plan ahead. 

See photos from 2016 Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival.
See videos from 2015 Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival.
See photos from 2014 Brookline Sakura Matsuri.



Date & Time
Saturday, May 13, 2017
noon - 4pm

Location
Brookline High School Quad (Rain Location: Schluntz Gym)
115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA, 02445

Admission
Suggested Donation: $5 students, $10-20 families
All proceeds support the BHS Japan Exchange Program ​Scholarship Fund and promotion of the arts



Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival Tips

Brookline High School is fully handicap accessible and the courtyard where the festival is held is a small enough space that you can hear all of the performances regardless of where you are (seeing might be harder if you're on the back end of a line or crowd). The crowd ebbs and flows and most people stay for the full four hours although at peak times it could be challenging for people with crowd anxiety/phobia and definitely for those with issues with noise.
  • Parking is very limited so take the Green Line if you can. The closest stop is Brookline Hills on the D Line. If you have to drive, allow extra time to find parking. There is no parking lot - it's all on street parking (non-metered).
  • If you have sensitive hearing, bring earplugs. Taiko drums are LOUD. Hopefully it won't rain but if it does and the event is held in the gym instead of the courtyard, it will be painful. 
  • Check the weather and dress appropriately. Dress in layers if you plan to stay there all afternoon. If you have a yukata or kimono feel free to wear it. 
  • Pack sunscreen. Many parts of the courtyard are not in shade. You may also want to pack a hat. Sadly, not necessary this year. Forecast calls for rain so the matsuri will be indoors.
  • If you have seasonal allergies, medicate. I volunteered at the Tewassa booth a couple of years ago and even though I was medicated I was covered in pollen and itching when I left. There are a lot of trees and other plant life in the courtyard. 
  • The courtyard is concrete so you may want to bring your own chair or a blanket. 
  • The food lines aren't as bad at the Brookline Cherry Blossom Festival as they are at the Japan Festival Boston but there are fewer options. If you are coming with small children or finicky eaters, you should bring snacks. If you come later, there is a chance that food will be sold out. There are no restaurants within close walking distance of Brookline High School.
  • Pack a bottle of water.
  • There is access to bathrooms and water fountains inside Brookline High School.
  • Bring cash and make sure you have small bills. The food vendors are cash only and I believe the few other booths that sell or accept donations are also cash only. 




Disclosure: I would like to note that I am friends with some of the organizers of both of these festivals, however I publicize them because they are the largest Japanese cultural events in the Boston area, not just because my friends organize them. :)
          The Bulls waive Rajon Rondo, ending a very weird partnership after one year   
Rajon Rondo's back on the market. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Rajon Rondo’s back on the market. (Jason Miller/Getty Images)

So, after all that, the Chicago Bulls are down to just one “Alpha.”

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The Bulls announced Friday afternoon that they’ve waived point guard Rajon Rondo, just shy of one year after Chicago signed him to a two-year deal to serve as the Bulls’ new lead ball-handler. The team had reportedly tried to find a taker for the final year and $13.3 million Rondo was due for the 2017-18 season, but couldn’t find a trade partner for the 31-year-old former All-Star. Instead, the Bulls chose to waive him hours before the start of the NBA’s 2017 free agent season at 12 a.m. ET Saturday, paying him $3 million rather than his full freight to open up a little under $21 million in cap space heading into free agency.

Not that the Bulls are expected to make a big splash once things get underway. At last Thursday’s 2017 NBA draft, Chicago shipped All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler, far and away the team’s best player, to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for shooting guard Zach LaVine, 2016 first-round pick point guard Kris Dunn and 2017 first-round choice Lauri Markkanen, a 7-foot shooter out of Arizona — all age 23 and under, joining a collection of recent draft picks and additions (Denzel Valentine, Paul Zipser, Bobby Portis, Jerian Grant, Cristiano Felicio, Cameron Payne) in what now seems to be a full-on youth movement that’s not exactly conducive to spending big money in free agency.

The move seemed curious from the jump. Yes, Rondo had led the NBA in assists one season earlier on a Sacramento Kings team on which, as he colorfully said, “you couldn’t name three people,” and yes, he came at a comparatively low annual price tag for a starting point guard in the wake of the Bulls trading Derrick Rose to the New York Knicks. But as a ball-dominant, non-3-point-shooting playmaker whose best defensive days are behind him and whose prickly personality had resulted in more than a few run-ins with coaches during his time in Boston, Dallas and Sacramento, Rondo seemed an odd fit alongside incumbent rising superstar Butler and the Bulls’ other big-name, big-ticket 2016 free-agent signing: hometown hero Dwyane Wade, himself a ball-dominant, non-3-point-shooting playmaker whose best defensive days are behind him.

The players insisted before the start of the season that they’d make it work, that having “Three Alphas” in the locker room and on the court was better than having none. The results didn’t exactly bear that out, as the Bulls sputtered and stumbled for most of the season before finishing 41-41, briefly putting the fear of God into the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs, and losing four straight games to get eliminated after Rondo suffered a broken thumb that knocked him out for the remainder of the season.

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It was a weird year. Rondo began the season as Chicago’s starting point guard, then earned a one-game suspension in December for “conduct detrimental to the team” after a heated exchange with assistant coach Jim Boylen. Later that month, he got benched for five straight games in favor of former Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams, and even racked up a DNP-CD on his own celebratory bobblehead night. He returned to the lineup after the “bulls***” benching and, before long, into controversy, as he, Butler and Wade sparred publicly and via social media over the leadership reins of a team that was underperforming its own lofty expectations and running out of time to solve its issues.

The Bulls eventually got it together enough to hit .500 and earn the East’s eighth and final playoff spot on the final night of the season. They stunned the top-seeded Celtics to start the opening round, taking two games in Boston behind strong performances from Butler, center Robin Lopez and Rondo, as the former Celtic averaged 11.5 points, 10 assists, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals in two stellar outings in his old stomping grounds. It all turned, though, after Rondo broke his right thumb in Game 2. Fred Hoiberg didn’t have another option at the point capable of filling Rondo’s role, and a Celtics team that figured out the tactical lever to pull to put the Bulls’ backs against the wall — playing small-ball from the start of the game to pull Chicago’s bigs away from the rim, forcing Hoiberg to try to match size with size, neutralizing Lopez and the Bulls’ rebounding advantage inside — ripped off four straight wins to eliminate the Bulls.

Rondo, who averaged 7.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 6.7 assists in 26.7 minutes per game in 69 appearances in his lone season in Chicago, insisted after the season that the Bulls would’ve swept the C’s had he not gotten injured. The Bulls insisted they wanted to bring Rondo back. Neither came to pass, and now the veteran point guard will have to wait to see what kind of interest he can generate on the free-agent market.

Chicago also waived point guard Isaiah Canaan, who made 39 appearances off the Bulls bench last year, averaging 4.6 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 15.2 minutes per game, and who started in Round 1 after Rondo went down.

(Like I said: weird year.)

Despite having moved decisively in the direction of a youth-led rebuild over the past eight days, the Bulls appear to be sticking with holding on to their lone remaining “Alpha,” who exercised the $23.8 million player option he held for the season to come:

How exactly paying Wade $24 million to lead a team in transition makes sense doesn’t exactly compute. But then, that’s sort of par for the course, as any major Rondo will tell you:

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          NBA Free Agency Shopping Lists: Northwest Division   

Free agency is a complicated time full of misdirection, brief opportunities and a whole lot of persuasion. We’ve put together these shopping lists to ensure every team stays on track.

Utah Jazz

2016-17 record: 51-31, eliminated in the Western Conference semifinals

Unrestricted free agents: Gordon Hayward, George Hill, Shelvin Mack, Jeff Withey

Restricted free agents: Joe Ingles

It feels downright mean that this is where the Jazz find themselves. For a handful of years, a front office led by Kevin O’Connor and Dennis Lindsey has done so many things right: drafting and developing a homegrown All-Star in Hayward, taking Rudy Gobert at No. 27 overall and building him into an All-NBA Second Teamer and Defensive Player of the Year runner-up, making enough savvy trades and signings to build a roster deep enough to win 51 games despite coach Quin Snyder only having his expected starting five together for 14 games last season and winning the franchise’s first playoff series since 2010 by beating the Los Angeles Clippers in a Game 7 in their own gym.

And then you run into the Warriors, and four games later, you’re left staring up at the lights, and into the possibility of watching your foundation crumble.

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Billboards and paeans aside, Hayward’s taking meetings with the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. There is a very real chance that he decides the extra coin he can make by staying in Salt Lake City — a five-year, $180 million deal that would be about $44 million more than he could make elsewhere, per Bobby Marks of The Vertical — isn’t as attractive as the opportunity to play in an environment that might provide a more attractive path to continued contention than the one in Utah.

The free-agent fates of George Hill and Gordon Hayward seem to be intertwined. (Getty Images)
The free-agent fates of George Hill and Gordon Hayward seem to be intertwined. (Getty Images)

After spending a season watching virtually every non-Gobert player expected to help him turn the Jazz into a legitimate contender battle myriad injuries — shooting guard Rodney Hood, power forward Derrick Favors, swingman Alec Burks and unrestricted-free-agent-to-be point guard George Hill — maybe Hayward worries the Jazz are less an ascendant power than one whose past potential might outstrip its future projection. A Hayward exit wouldn’t necessarily cripple a Jazz team that has Gobert locked up for several more years, but it would leave Utah reeling, needing to completely reorient its offense and facing serious questions about the proper price points for their other free agents.

Despite missing 33 games last season battling a persistent toe injury, Hill’s likely to draw significant interest on the open market as a ball-handler capable of defending both backcourt positions and spotting up off the ball. When he was on the floor, the Jazz were excellent, and he made so much sense next to Hayward. But if Hayward’s on the way out, will Lindsey and company feel comfortable spending $20 million or so per year on someone who’s played fewer than 50 games twice in the last three seasons and who seems much more suited for a complementary role than a starring one — especially with 2014 first-round pick Dante Exum waiting in the wings? Then again, that decision-making calculus might be backward; Hill and Hayward are very tight, and a pledge to retain the former might be a prerequisite in getting a commitment from the latter.

Ingles was a valuable contributor to the Jazz, serving as a sharpshooting swingman, savvy ball-mover and tough defender. But if the 30-year-old Aussie’s market goes past midlevel-exception money and reaches eight figures per season, the Jazz might be better served trying to find higher-upside ways to spend that money, as much as they’d like to retain his services.

Bringing back all three would vault the Jazz over the $99 million salary cap and within hailing distance of the $119 million luxury tax, and that’s before factoring in potential rookie-scale extensions for eligible class of 2014 draftees Hood and Exum. It’s exceedingly unlikely Utah will pay that tab, meaning their best-case scenario is probably bringing back two of the three — a decision that could prove awfully tricky, considering the competing interests at work here:

Potentially complicating matters: the Jazz are still about $16 million under the 2016-17 salary cap, giving them financial flexibility to take on a big contract for a player that might help … so long as they do it before midnight Eastern time, when the league calendar flips to 2017-18. They’ve reportedly been eyeing trades for a veteran point guard, most notably Ricky Rubio … which might complicate things juuuuust a tad on the Hill front and could wreak havoc on the possibility of retaining Hayward.

Utah’s got a lot at stake and a lot of balls in the air as the clock winds down. Lindsey, for his part, is projecting calm.

“Many times, what happens is, you capitulate to pressure and then you overreach,” the Jazz GM recently told reporters. “We want to stick to our fundamentals of team building — mindset, culture, skills, fits, value adds, contract, production. We’re quite confident.”

Whether that confidence is founded could be one of the biggest storylines of the summer of 2017.

Andre Roberson and Taj Gibson were key pieces of the Thunder's defense. (AP)
Andre Roberson and Taj Gibson were key pieces of the Thunder’s defense. (AP)

Oklahoma City Thunder

2016-17 record: 47-35, eliminated in the first round

Unrestricted free agents: Taj Gibson, Norris Cole, Nick Collison

Restricted free agents: Andre Roberson

The Thunder enter the summer with just under $113 million in guaranteed salary on the books — meaning they’re about $14 million over the cap, and about $6 million under the luxury tax line — so they don’t have very much financial flexibility. In a perfect world, they’d bring back both Gibson (a stalwart veteran four who helped on both ends of the floor after his trade-deadline acquisition) and Roberson (an All-Defensive Team perimeter stopper who makes life miserable for opposing scorers every night). But doing so means going very deep into the luxury tax, which could be a non-starter for a team that’s already paid the tax twice in the last three years and doesn’t want to fall prey to the dreaded repeater tax incurred when you’re a taxpayer four times in five seasons.

Vaulting into the tax would be especially damaging because going more than $6 million over the tax line (the so-called “apron”) would cost the Thunder the right to use the biannual exception of $3.3 million per year and would limit the amount of their midlevel exception to just under $5.2 million per year for up to three years, as opposed to the $8.4 million over four that non-taxpayers can offer. When you’re capped out, retaining the ability to use those exceptions to add talent is really important, and that could mean the Thunder are in for some restructuring.

The most preferable path to creating a little bit of breathing room is probably finding a taker for the two years and $36.5 million owed to reserve scorer Enes Kanter. Given the Turkish big man’s defensive struggles, though, that price tag might be a bit rich without additional sweeteners. The Thunder might struggle providing those, as they already owe a lottery-protected 2018 first-round pick to the Jazz (as part of the deal that sent Kanter to OKC) and a top-20-protected 2020 No. 1 to the Orlando Magic (who acquired it from the Philadelphia 76ers, who took it in exchange for forward Jerami Grant).

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If general manager Sam Presti can’t offload Kanter (or, less likely, about-to-become-$22-million-man Victor Oladipo) or find another ingenious path to cap flexibility, the Thunder might be forced to bid farewell to Gibson — and maybe even Roberson, if some suitor comes calling with a front-loaded restricted free agent offer sheet — and try to find defensive replacements with the midlevel exception.

The market might push players like Toronto’s Patrick Patterson and Memphis’ JaMychal Green out of MLE range; if not, OKC could do worse in replacing Gibson. Similarly, Tony Allen, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute and Thabo Sefolosha represent longer-in-the-tooth, lower-grade options for life after Roberson, but they might offer some of the flavor the Thunder want at the price they need.

At some point, it’d also be nice for the Thunder to find a backup for Russell Westbrook who can keep OKC from cratering when he needs to rest. (Which he does sometimes, with the Thunder very much unable to stay afloat when he did so.) The Shelvin Macks and Langston Galloways of the world might not be available for the biannual exception, and Oklahoma City might need to target bigger fish with the MLE, which could leave Presti once again scraping the minimum market in search of a lottery ticket.

And speaking of the just-crowned MVP …

Russell Westbrook accepted his NBA MVP award on Monday. Now what? (AP)
Russell Westbrook accepted his NBA MVP award on Monday. Now what? (AP)

Presti reportedly plans to offer him a monster five-year, $200-plus million super-max Designated Veteran Player Extension as soon as free agency opens. If Westbrook takes it, the Thunder have their centerpiece locked in through 2022. If he doesn’t, for the second time in three years, Presti will have to decide whether or not to put a beloved franchise player on the trade market to avoid potentially losing him for nothing the following summer. Things could soon get very, very interesting in Oklahoma.

Portland Trail Blazers

2016-17 record: 41-41, eliminated in the first round

Unrestricted free agents: None

Restricted free agents: None

Like the Thunder, Portland’s got zero financial flexibility. Negative wiggle room, in fact. After paying C.J. McCollum $106 million, signing Evan Turner, matching Brooklyn’s offer sheet for Allen Crabbe, and bringing back restricted free agents Meyers Leonard and Maurice Harkless last summer, the Blazers enter July with $142.5 million in guaranteed salary committed for next season, according to Mark Deeks of ShamSports.com. And they’re in line to pay nine figures’ worth of salary that keeps them capped out and luxury-tax-adjacent in each of the next two seasons, as well.

Footing gigantic tax bills for a team that can contend is one thing. But the Blazers finished .500, got blasted in the first round by Golden State and seem to have a couple of quantum leaps to make before they can claim with a straight face they’re within sniffing distance of the West’s upper echelon. Something’s got to give, right?

Blazers star Damian Lillard and general manager Neil Olshey try to figure out how to make a splash. (Getty Images)
Blazers star Damian Lillard and general manager Neil Olshey try to figure out how to make a splash. (Getty Images)

It’s possible that one of those leaps will come with a full season of pairing the high-octane backcourt of McCollum and Damian Lillard with a healthy Jusuf Nurkic, who became a folk hero after joining the team before the trade deadline. In Nurkic’s minutes, Portland outscored the opposition by a whopping 9.3 points per 100 possessions during the regular season before he went down with a fractured right fibula.

Other avenues toward a leap, though? Those are harder to figure. The Blazers paid through the nose to ensure they had depth on the wing, knowing how hard it is for NBA teams to come by quality swingmen these days, but now might find themselves unable to offload either Crabbe or Turner. They’re also unwilling to move the more cost-effective and defensively useful Harkless and Al-Farouq Aminu. And with 2017 first-rounders Zach Collins and Caleb Swanigan joining Nurkic, Leonard, Noah Vonleh and Ed Davis on the roster, the frontcourt’s now awfully crowded without too much in the way of a clearly defined pecking order. (That Nurkic and Vonleh are both eligible for extensions of their rookie deals, and will enter restricted free agency next summer if Portland doesn’t re-up, only complicates matters.)

Neil Olshey has done well to compile a pretty interesting collection of players capable of producing a top-10 offense; if Nurkic’s late-season surge is the real deal and Aminu’s healthy, the Blazers’ defense might not be as hopeless as it often seemed last season. But he spent plenty of Paul Allen’s money to do it, and barring major internal improvement from multiple pieces, it’s tough to see a way for Portland to reach the next level without a significant shake-up via trade.

After seven seasons, Danilo Gallinari might be about to fly out of Denver (Getty Images)
After seven seasons, Danilo Gallinari might be about to fly out of Denver. (Getty Images)

Denver Nuggets

2016-17 record: 40-42

Unrestricted free agents: Danilo Gallinari, Roy Hibbert

Restricted free agents: Mason Plumlee

In the middle of December, coach Mike Malone reinserted Nikola Jokic into Denver’s starting lineup. From that point on, nobody — not the Warriors, not the Rockets, not the Cavs: nobody — scored more points per possession than the Nuggets, who sliced and diced opposing defenses behind the brilliant playmaking and efficient scoring of their 6-foot-11 Serbian center.

There was just one problem. Over that same stretch, nobody — not the Lakers, not the Suns, not the Kings: nobody — allowed more points per possession than the Nuggets, who saw their late-season push for the West’s eighth and final playoff spot scuttled by a buzzer-beating 3-pointer to cap off a 50-point triple-double by Westbrook. Denver’s got some tantalizing young passers, shooters and finishers on board, but the Nuggets need some defensive steel if they’re to make a serious push into the Western playoff picture.

So, naturally, they’ve been linked to Kevin Love.

Denver emerged ahead of last week’s draft as the wheel-greasing third team in prospective deals that would land Paul George in Cleveland, Love in Denver, and a slew of future draft picks, young players and expiring contracts in Indiana. A Love-Jokic frontcourt would allow Denver to play a brand of five-out ball that could be damn near un-guardable. It wouldn’t, however, seem to address that nettlesome issue of not being able to freaking stop anybody — especially if one of the pieces moving to Indiana is shooting guard Gary Harris, a legitimate two-way contributor who took major steps forward last season as a perimeter defender, shooter and cutter.

Harris helps, and does so at a position that’s super-thin around the league, which is why Denver doesn’t really want to move him. He’s also eligible for an extension of his rookie deal, and might soon cost nearly as much as Love, which is why the Nuggets would probably have to at least entertain the notion, even if a lineup of something like Love, Jokic, Wilson Chandler, Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay doesn’t seem particularly likely to strike fear into the hearts of the Warriors, Spurs or Rockets.

Love’s a name that sticks because Denver needs to figure out what it’s doing at power forward. Jokic firmly established himself as the Nuggets’ center of the future — this is why Nurkic is now in Portland, instead of being unhappy next to Malone on the bench — but Denver hasn’t yet found the right sort of fit at the four next to their super-skilled but somewhat slow-footed and ground-bound playmaker. A defensively versatile type who doesn’t demand No. 1 option touches would be wonderful.

Is Denver willing to shell out max or near-max money for 32-year-old Paul Millsap while knowing they’ll soon need to shell out big paydays for Harris and Jokic (a second-round pick in 2014 who didn’t come over until 2015, signing a four-year deal with a team option for 2018-19, but who could look to tear that up next summer to lock him up long-term as soon as possible)? If the Raptors decide to move on from Serge Ibaka, the soon-to-be-28-year-old could be a dynamite fit. (Kentucky product and former Jazz reserve Trey Lyles, imported on draft night, could factor into the solution here, too, though he shouldn’t be counted on to provide the whole answer himself.)

If the Nuggets do decide to look elsewhere at the four, it probably means they’re moving on from Gallinari, who bounced back in a big way last season and has proven when healthy — two heavy words — to be a valuable shooter and face-up playmaker for teams seeking stretch fours who already have defensively viable fives.

With Mudiay struggling in his second season and rising sophomore Murray perhaps not ready for full-time point guard duty, Denver also figures to be in the market for a veteran point guard. How high-caliber an option they’ll be able to pull on the open market remains to be seen. Chris Paul’s already in Houston; Utah and San Antonio will probably fight over Hill; and the Pelicans pretty much have to keep Jrue Holiday. If Toronto balks at offering five years or max money, Kyle Lowry might be an interesting name to keep an eye on as a hard-nosed defender who can shoot, share, score and cut to wind up on the other end of some of those sweet, sweet Jokic dimes.

After trading for Jimmy Butler, the Wolves are on the hunt for more big-time talent. (AP)
After trading for Jimmy Butler, the Wolves are on the hunt for more big-time talent. (AP)

Minnesota Timberwolves

2016-17 record: 31-51

Unrestricted free agents: Omri Casspi, Adreian Payne, Brandon Rush

Restricted free agents: Shabazz Muhammad

The Wolves already made one big splash, pulling off a draft-night blockbuster fleecing of the Chicago Bulls to import All-NBA swingman Jimmy Butler and give Minnesota a core that rising superstar Karl-Anthony Towns calls “what dynasties are made of.” There’s a lot of space, though, between the destination of a dynasty and the starting point of a 31-win roster. Getting there will require even more bold moves.

Like, say, trading incumbent point guard Ricky Rubio to a team with cap space (hello, Utah) to create even more cap space to pursue a potential upgrade at the point who can space the floor to a degree the Spaniard’s never been able to? Like, say, Lowry, whom Butler may or may not be trying to recruit to join him in Tom Thibodeau’s backcourt? Or Hill, who might see Minnesota as a viable new home if the Jazz and Spurs look elsewhere?

With sweet-shooting guard Zach LaVine shipped to Chicago in the Butler deal, a Wolves team already lacking enough capable marksmen needs more shooters. Lowry or Hill would certainly help there. If Hill rejoins the Spurs, San Antonio’s Patty Mills, who shot 41.3 percent from deep last season, might be available at a lower price point, too, though I’d be leery of considering him an upgrade over Rubio’s playmaking and defensive excellence.

They’ve long been rumored to be interested in Millsap — who, for what it’s worth, is less a “stretch” four than a playmaking power forward, having shot better than league-average from 3-point range just once in his career (and less than 32 percent in the last two seasons) — as a smart, defensive-minded veteran complement to Towns. But shelling out a big-money four-year deal for him ahead of forthcoming max extensions for Wiggins (next summer) and Towns (in 2019) might make owner Glen Taylor a little green around the gills.

But that’s the price of trying to level up in the NBA. The Wolves showed on draft night that they’re serious about becoming a rising force. Now it’s up to them to put some money behind that mission.

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          BDL Roundtable: The moves we want to see in 2017 NBA free agency   

It’s already been a wild NBA offseason, with two All-NBA-caliber players changing squads and plenty of rumblings about plate-shifting moves in the offing. To get set for the official start of the NBA’s annual version of “Supermarket Sweep,” we convened for this week’s roundtable: What move do you most want to see after the NBA’s 2017 free-agent season opens on Saturday?

Here are our picks. Let’s hear yours in the comments.

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The Celtics to the Fireworks Factory

It’s been three years since Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck predicted offseason fireworks … just before the organization’s only free-agent signing was Evan Turner. Every year since, he suggests they were this close to landing one or two stars who would make them a contender.

There were two summers of Kevin Love, a DeMarcus Cousins discussion that would never die, and Tom Brady flying in for a Hamptons meeting with Kevin Durant. Whether through rumor or reality, Celtics fans have been built up to believe everyone from Russell Westbrook to Carmelo Anthony could walk through that door, and the owner has only fueled the fire.

The Celtics' Plan A reportedly includes signing Gordon Hayward and trading for Paul George. (AP)
The Celtics’ Plan A reportedly includes signing Gordon Hayward and trading for Paul George. (AP)

In between, general manager Danny Ainge and coach Brad Stevens helped Isaiah Thomas turn into an All-Star, added Al Horford and retooled a roster that reached the Eastern Conference finals. And even that felt like somewhat of a letdown, because what if Durant had chosen Boston?!

Just last week, the lead-up to an NBA draft in which Boston owned the No. 1 overall pick was overshadowed by talk of the Celtics trading for All-Star forwards Jimmy Butler or Paul George, so moving down in the draft and selecting Jayson Tatum at No. 3 elicited some disappointment from fans.

The Celtics have more assets than anyone: cap space, draft picks, young talent, you name it. But when those pieces are constantly brought up in trade talks for bigger names, and the team builds advertising campaigns around the chase for Banner 18, the fact that the front office’s rebuild resulted in a conference finals five years after the last one is eclipsed by those what ifs.

This summer, we’ve known Ainge’s plan for a week before it goes into action: Sign Gordon Hayward into cap space, trade for George, and cue the fireworks, because BANNER 18 BABY! Would I like to see four All-Stars in Boston because I love a short drive from TD Garden? You bet. Mostly, though, I just want the Hayward-George 2018 campaign to work so I don’t have to hear someone say at another Fourth of July barbecue, “Hey, I heard the Celtics are trading for Anthony Davis.” — Ben Rohrbach

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Andre Iguodala leaving the Bay Area would be a boon for the league. (Getty Images)
Andre Iguodala leaving the Bay Area would be a boon for the league. (Getty Images)

Andre Iguodala to Any Team But the Warriors

The Golden State Warriors’ romp through the 2017 playoffs has changed the face of competition in the NBA. While overwhelming title favorites are certainly not new to the league, a squad that seems so far ahead of the field (including the genuinely terrific Cleveland Cavaliers) is something altogether different. The Warriors haven’t exactly limited the NBA’s popularity — the enthusiasm surrounding this offseason’s possible star moves is proof enough — but it might be nice to feel more genuine doubt over the identity of next June’s champion. At the very least, it would be nice if the postseason felt as exciting as the week before free agency.

The Warriors will enter next season as championship favorites no matter what happens in free agency, because they’ll still have four All-NBA talents in their primes on the same team. But losing Andre Iguodala would at least open up some gaps in the armor. Over the last three seasons, the 33-year-old wing has been the second biggest force (behind Draymond Green) driving Golden State’s peerless versatility at both ends. His skills as a defender, facilitator and acceptable outside shooter have inspired the two best lineups in the NBA over that time — the original Death Lineup and the relatively fresh Hamptons Five group that proved so unbeatable over this postseason. There are more important players on the Warriors, but Iguodala is responsible for many of the key ideas behind the team. They’re less distinctively great when he’s off the court.

Take him off the team and it suddenly becomes much easier to match up with Golden State. The team’s complicated cap situation means that it would be very difficult to add an adequate replacement, even with a glaring hole for any veterans seeking a championship ring. If the Warriors have to play a traditional big man, they get a lot easier to guard and stretch defensively. Anyone who saw Zaza Pachulia’s struggles against the Cavs throughout the last few games of the NBA Finals knows how these lineups could struggle. The fluidity that makes the Warriors so dangerous simply would not be present to the same degree.

The presence of Kevin Durant is enough to guard against any calamities; it is very difficult to imagine the Warriors not being fine. But their closest rivals need some room to maneuver, and the loss of Iguodala is the best way to create it. — Eric Freeman

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J.J. Redick shows Robert Covington and Richaun Holmes how he can help. (Getty Images)
J.J. Redick shows Robert Covington and Richaun Holmes how he can help. (Getty Images)

J.J. Redick to the 76ers

Redick just turned 33, he’s entering his 12th season, and he hasn’t made it past the second round of the playoffs since the spring of 2010. If indeed he’s intent on following longtime backcourt partner Chris Paul out the door of Staples Center, as was reported Wednesday, it would make some sense for him to look to join a contender that might give him a better shot at the O’Brien Trophy than the post-CP3 Clips figure to provide.

On the flip side, though, Redick’s never truly cashed in. The biggest contract he’s ever inked was a four-year, $27 million deal in the sign-and-trade that sent him to the Clips in the summer of 2013, and the most he’s ever made in a season was the $7.4 million he earned in LA last year. Entering free agency as the top unrestricted shooting guard on a post-new-TV-money market, Redick’s poised to score a very big deal somewhere — “a likely price tag of $16 million annually,” Bobby Marks of The Vertical suggested last month, while Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times indicated the former Duke star might be looking for between $18 million and $20 million per year.

So we need a team that’s got gobs of cap space, that’s desperate for shooting, that might benefit greatly from the vaunted Veteran Leadership and Professionalism that a respected hand like Redick brings to the locker room, and that might also be ready to take a meaningful step on the path from Tantalizing Collection of Theoretical Assets to Real and True NBA Team.

Hmm? What’s that?

Joel Embiid and the Sixers have heard a lot of cheers lately. (AP)

The 76ers ranked seventh in the NBA in 3-pointers attempted per game last year and 10th in makes. Their accuracy left much to be desired, though, as they canned just 34 percent of their long balls, 25th among 30 NBA teams. The highest-volume 3-point shooter on the team, small forward Robert Covington, made just one-third of his attempts last year. Among returning Sixers who played more than 10 games, only Nik Stauskas and Joel Embiid shot better than league-average from beyond the arc.

Enter Redick. The Sixers have reportedly expressed interest in the veteran sniper, who shot 44 percent from deep during his time in LA, has finished among the NBA’s five most accurate long-range bombers in each of the last three seasons, and led the league with a blistering 47.5 percent hit rate two years ago.

He’s a shooter opposing defenses can’t afford to lose, a lethal marksman who drilled nearly 45 percent of his catch-and-shoot triples, according to NBA.com’s SportVU tracking data, and ranked in the 92nd percentile in points produced on spot-up shots, according to Synergy Sports Technology’s game-charting. He’s nearly as deadly on the break, generating 1.3 points per possession as a trailer in transition who forces defenders into difficult decisions — do we fan out to the wings and risk giving up a layup, or do we race to the paint and leave one of the most accurate shooters ever wide open?

Redick’s presence would give 2016 No. 1 overall pick Ben Simmons, 2017 No. 1 overall pick Markelle Fultz and Rookie of the Year finalist Dario Saric much more room to break down defenses and make plays, and bigs like Embiid and Jahlil Okafor more space to finish on the interior. And if Embiid and Simmons are healthy, and Fultz is the genuine article as a three-level scorer on and off the ball, Redick could see nearly as many clean open looks in Philly as he did running with CP3, Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan in LA. He’s no lockdown artist, but he’s a smart and experienced team defender who would help coach Brett Brown’s ongoing efforts to solidify the Sixers’ perimeter defense.

Sixers general manager Bryan Colangelo might prefer keeping his powder dry for future use rather than paying big multi-year money to a player who doesn’t neatly fit with his team’s timeline for competing, and whose presence could divert playing time from potential pieces like Stauskas, promising second-year French wing Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and 2016 first-round draft-and-stash Furkan Korkmaz. But depending on what decisions Colangelo makes on offering extensions to Embiid, Covington and Stauskas, and with non- or partially guaranteed deals like those for Gerald Henderson, Richaun Holmes and T.J. McConnell, Philly could have enough money to burn to make Redick think hard about taking a shorter-term offer.

If the numbers add up, Colangelo should think about taking that shot. The Sixers are still a ways away from contending; Redick won’t get them there. He would expedite their journey to becoming consistently competitive, though, and would aid the development of players who will most likely dictate Philly’s future, in ways big and small. — Dan Devine

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          NBA Free Agency Shopping Lists: Southwest Division   
Is this the end of the line for Spurs legends Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili? (AP)
Is this the end of the line for Spurs legends Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili? (AP)

Free agency is a complicated time full of misdirection, brief opportunities, and a whole lot of persuasion. We’ve put together these shopping lists to ensure every team stays on track.

San Antonio Spurs

2016-17 record: 61-21, eliminated in the Western Conference finals

Unrestricted free agents: Pau Gasol, Manu Ginobili, Patty Mills, David Lee, Dewayne Dedmon, Joel Anthony

Restricted free agents: Jonathon Simmons

For about 23 minutes, the Spurs put the fear of God into the Golden State Warriors. And then Kawhi Leonard landed on the foot of Warriors center Zaza Pachulia, suffering his third left ankle sprain in a six-day span and ending his season, and that, as they say, was that. The Warriors rolled to a four-game sweep, leaving in their wake questions about what might have been and what comes next for a Spurs team that remains among the NBA’s elite, but still finds itself in transition.

The Spurs now inarguably belong to Leonard, an MVP finalist who took his game to new heights during the regular season and was even more of a holy terror in the playoffs before succumbing to a busted wheel. So long as he is ambulatory, the Spurs can be a title contender. He needs help, though, and a San Antonio braintrust led by general manager R.C. Buford and coach Gregg Popovich must figure out how to provide it while navigating some treacherous waters.

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Tony Parker vows to be better than ever this season. The 35-year-old won’t get to start making good on that promise until January, though, as he works back from a ruptured left quadriceps tendon that leaves major questions about how effective he can be. We still don’t know whether we’ve seen the last of Manu Ginobili. Key reserve Patty Mills, an unrestricted free agent, could be in line for big offers elsewhere, and rumored target Chris Paul decided to head about 3 1/2 hours east of San Antonio instead. That leaves only 3-and-D man Danny Green, second-year point guard Dejounte Murray (who showed flashes in brief postseason deployment) and rookie Derrick White (who’s got a whale of a story) in line to be in the backcourt on opening night.

Leonard took steps forward as an initiator last season, but he’d still benefit from working with an ace point guard capable of working off the ball, too. If the Spurs were really looking to make a CP3-level splash with machinations like getting Pau Gasol to decline his player option for next season to create more financial flexibility and exploring the trade market for postseason disappointment LaMarcus Aldridge, would they be willing to go through the same process for Kyle Lowry? If not, San Antonio’s best bet might be trying to bring back Mills, or waiting out the point guard market to see if a reunion with forever Pop favorite George Hill might be in the cards. (There are also those pesky Derrick Rose rumors, which frankly don’t make much sense to me, but must at least be considered.)

The Spurs can match any offer sheet tendered to Simmons, an energetic, defensive-minded athlete who shined when pressed into duty as Leonard’s replacement late in the postseason. They might decide, though, that they’d be better served letting him walk rather than committing big money for a 28-year-old with a limited offensive game, and look to fill the hole on the wing by bringing over 2011 draft-and-stash Adam Hanga, a 6-foot-7 swingman who just earned recognition as the Euroleague’s best defender. The same might hold true of center Dewayne Dedmon, a key cog in San Antonio’s league-best regular-season defense who found himself out of the rotation by the end of the playoffs, and who might have a replacement waiting in 2015 first-rounder Nikola Milutinov, a 7-footer who plays for Greek power Olympiacos.

The Spurs don’t act rashly. They know how good a team they had last year and what might have been had Kawhi landed softly; they may choose to just spend their cap space trying to bring back as much of last year’s squad as possible, with an extra bell or whistle to bolster depth, and to run it back. But last year’s last year, the game’s only getting more fierce out West, and the Spurs are only two years removed from swinging for the fences for a star at a position of need. If Buford and Popovich see an opportunity to land a backcourt difference-maker who helps them match up with Golden State and Houston while easing the transition out of the Parker/Ginobili era, don’t be surprised if they act aggressively.

Houston Rockets

2016-17 record: 55-27, eliminated in the Western Conference semifinals

Unrestricted free agents: Nene

Restricted free agents: Bobby Brown, Troy Williams

Sure, the Rockets landed one of the 10 best players in the NBA three days before the start of free agency. That doesn’t mean GM Daryl Morey’s job is done, though. The “weapons race” continues.

Having added Paul to MVP runner-up James Harden in a Mike D’Antoni offense that should remain at or near the very top of the NBA in offensive efficiency, Morey now turns his attention slowing down the other best attacks in the West — namely, those in Golden State and San Antonio. He’ll keep Kevin Pritchard’s phone line burning up in pursuit of Paul George. He might try to bundle some of the non-guaranteed contracts he’s amassed with future draft picks and other assets to engage the Atlanta Hawks in a sign-and-trade for Paul Millsap, who could be a dynamite fit as a defensively versatile frontcourt partner for Clint Capela.

He could look to use the salary cap exceptions the Rockets retained by pulling off the CP3 deal before July 1 — the full midlevel exception of $8.4 million per year and the biannual exception of $3.2 million per year — on more frontcourt help, behind Capela and Ryan Anderson. As ESPN.com’s Zach Lowe notes, the MLE might not quite be enough for the likes of JaMychal Green and Patrick Patterson — two smart, capable defenders with some stretch to their games — but it might be enough to add several other veteran pieces interested in joining up with a contender. The BAE might be enough to bring back Nene, who was great in his first season in Houston before a season-ending injury in the playoffs.

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Being able to put Paul or Harden on the floor at all times should ensure that the Rockets can score on just about anybody, even in the crucible of the postseason. Whether they can get import personnel to improve their capacity to get stops could be the difference between remaining a high-priced also-ran and becoming a real threat to rise to the top of the West.

Tony Allen and Zach Randolph defined the 'Grit-and-Grind' Grizzlies, but they might both be on their way out of Memphis. (Getty Images)
Tony Allen and Zach Randolph defined the ‘Grit-and-Grind’ Grizzlies, but they might both be on their way out of Memphis. (Getty Images)

Memphis Grizzlies

2016-17 record: 43-39, eliminated in the first round

Unrestricted free agents: Zach Randolph, Tony Allen, Vince Carter

Restricted free agents: JaMychal Green

This is, as friend of the program Geoff Calkins notes, a different kind of free-agency period for the Grizzlies. After spending recent years needing to focus their efforts primarily on bringing back one member of their core — Allen in 2013, Z-Bo in 2014, Marc Gasol in 2015 and Mike Conley last summer — Memphis now faces losing the two players who more than any other have defined the most successful era in franchise history, as well as a hard-nosed and versatile forward (the 27-year-old Green) who has earned his way into a starting role and a double-digit annual salary.

Much depends on how high that double-digit number is. Closer to $10 million a year, and the Grizzlies likely match it to keep Green next to Gasol, which might make it more likely that Randolph — getting up there in years, but largely excellent as a sixth man last season — seriously courts offers to assume a similar role on a contender elsewhere, loathe as he might be to leave the city where he’s become an icon. Closer to $15 million, and the Grizzlies probably need a new starting power forward, but might be better positioned to keep Z-Bo as a second-unit punisher.

And if Memphis is really only prepared to offer “The Grindfather” a veteran’s minimum deal, fearing a sharp decline for the offensively limited 36-year-old stopper … well, it seems like Allen’s camp wants to make it clear that won’t be enough to get it done:

As painful as letting Allen go might be from a cultural perspective, the Grizzlies would probably be fine with it if they could find a suitable replacement at shooting guard who can actually shoot. Those won’t be easy to come by, though — seriously, check out the list of free-agent two-guards — and if another suitor swoops in on Green with an offer too rich for Memphis’ blood, there might be worse alternatives than running it back with the foundational tandem of Allen and Randolph for another year or two. Should Green and/or Randolph leave, it’d be awfully nice to see youngsters Jarell Martin and Deyonta Davis get a crack at filling their roles; this is, after all, why you use first-round and high-second-round picks.

From a structural standpoint, the Grizzlies’ needs remain what they’ve been since time immemorial: more wings who can shoot and make plays, and a backup point guard to remain afloat when Conley rests. If Shaun Livingston winds up squeezed out of Golden State, he’d be perfect; if not, the hope will be that Wade Baldwin IV and Andrew Harrison take significant steps forward in their second seasons. Barring major leaps forward, though, the Grizz could find themselves scouring the market and hoping to strike gold silver bronze with point men like Aaron Brooks, Darren Collison and Shelvin Mack, or shooting guards like Rodney Stuckey, Randy Foye or the immortal Jason Terry.

Given the concerns at power forward and with perimeter playmaking, especially if Carter (still arguably Memphis’ best reserve wing at age 40) leaves town, the best possible addition they could make is a healthy Chandler Parsons. Given the way last year went, though, I’ll believe he’s good to go when I see it. This was always the danger when the Grizz decided to go all-in with max deals for Gasol, Conley and Parsons — that they’d wind up top-heavy and capped out, without the necessary flexibility to fill in the gaps. If Memphis can’t get Parsons right and can’t get creative in a hurry, their perennial playoff status might be on shaky ground.

The Pelicans kind of have to bring Jrue Holiday back, even if it means overpaying. (AP)
The Pelicans kind of have to bring Jrue Holiday back, even if it means overpaying. (AP)

New Orleans Pelicans

2016-17 record: 34-48

Unrestricted free agents: Jrue Holiday, Dante Cunningham, Donatas Motiejunas

Restricted free agents: None

The Pelicans probably have no choice but to open up the checkbook to retain Holiday when he hits the unrestricted market. If they don’t bring him back, they’ll only have about $13 million to find a replacement at the point. That’s not enough to afford someone capable of doing what Holiday does when he’s healthy — play very good defense at either guard spot, run the offense, space the floor, and complement the interior tandem of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.

“When he’s healthy” is a pretty significant conditional. The 27-year-old has missed 122 games over his four-year tenure in New Orleans. But with former reserve Tim Frazier shipped out to the Washington Wizards, and no evident options on the market likely to be as productive as Holiday in New Orleans’ price range, locking him up is the Pelicans’ most significant order of business.

If they can keep Holiday in the fold, the other big issue is finding any sort of shooting on the wing that can open up room for Davis and Cousins. The problem: bringing back Holiday probably vaporizes the Pelicans’ cap space. (The lesson: be wary of paying eight figures for Omer Asik and Solomon Hill.) That means they’re going to be competing with the other teams trying to get sub-star wings to take their midlevel exception. A name to watch: Justin Holiday, a 6-foot-6 wing who played pretty well as a 3-and-D sort for the New York Knicks last season, and who also happens to be Jrue’s brother. They’d like to play together someday.

They do own all of their own future first-round picks — weirdly, right now the Pelicans are the only team in the NBA that’s not set to receive any future picks or send any out — and could go fishing on the trade market for floor-spacing defenders using a future No. 1 as bait. Might a Clippers team interested in asset accumulation think about redirecting the just-acquired Patrick Beverley?

Such later-for-now swaps can be dangerous, though. On one hand, Dell Demps and company need to all possibilities while staring down the barrel of losing Cousins in free agency next summer if they don’t become a viable playoff team. On the other, what if you start flipping future firsts to import present-day help, it still doesn’t work, Boogie leaves in a year anyway, and now you’re without a future asset that return help in keeping AD around long-term? These are tough questions, and the Pelicans are in a tough spot, with even a trio of Davis, Cousins and Holiday promising little in a brutal West.

Dirk Nowitzki tells Salah Mejri a little secret: he's going to play until he's 65. (AP)
Dirk Nowitzki tells Salah Mejri a little secret: he’s going to play until he’s 65. (AP)

Dallas Mavericks

2016-17 record: 33-49

Unrestricted free agents: Dirk Nowitzki, Tony Romo

Restricted free agents: Nerlens Noel

Dallas’ own free agents should be taken care of in short order. The Mavs will reportedly decline their $25 million option for Nowitzki in favor of giving him a new (and perhaps longer) deal. They also reportedly intend to lock down Noel, who posted strong per-minute numbers after coming over at February’s trade deadline and looks like the glass-clearing, rim-protecting, screen-and-rolling finisher in the middle they’ve needed whenever they haven’t had Tyson Chandler. (With apologies to Brandan Wright.)

Doing so might cost Mark Cuban a pretty penny, whether for the benefit of pre-empting the “multiple” maximum-salary-level suitors reportedly out there for the 23-year-old’s services, or in matching an offer sheet should Noel sign one. Even so, it seems likely Cuban won’t hesitate