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McDonald’s To Pay Cash Dividend Payable On March 15 – $MCD $DIA

As per reports, the board of McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.38 per share of common stock to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 1, 2022, payable on March 15, 2022. McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is the leading global foodservice retail...

Boeing’s 737 Max To Soon Resumes Operations In Hong Kong – $BA $DIA

As per reports, Hong Kong has allowed airline operators to restart the use of Boeing Co's (BA) 737 Max aircraft in the city's airspace, informed its Civil Aviation Department (CAD) lifting its ban on the aircraft after nearly three years.  Airlines looking to fly the 737 Max in Hong Kong's airspac...

Merck Announces Exit Of Executive VP & President For Human Health, Frank Clyburn – $MRK $DIA

Reportedly, Frank Clyburn, executive vice president, and president, Human Health, to leave Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) on Feb. 1, 2022, and continue with leadership opportunity in another company. Clyburn joined Merck in 2008 and held several leadership positions with increasing responsibility throu...

Somehow Monday’s Boomerang Stock Market Ended Green – $BTC $FATE $INMB $INVO $KSS $NBSE $SG Rise!

Quote of The Day - "Bitcoin, in the short or even long term, may turn out be a good investment in the same way that anything that is rare can be considered valuable. Like baseball cards. Or a Picasso." - Andrew Ross Sorkin, American Journalist, Born: February 19, 1977     Whoa! A seemingl...

Verizon Set To Release Q4 2021 Financial Results On January 25 – $VZ $DIA

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) will report Q4 2021 earnings on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. The company will present results on a webcast starting at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Verizon’s earnings news release and other financial documents will be available on the website starting at ...

Walmart Stores’ Chief E-Commerce Officer Casey Carl Exiting Feb. 1 – $WMT $DIA $AMZN

Reportedly, Walmart's (WMT) top e-commerce executive Casey Carl is leaving the company at the end of February after nearly two years of service. Carl will be replaced by Walmart's senior vice president, Tom Ward, of last-mile deliveries with a new title as executive vice president and chief e-commer...

U.N.-backed Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) Enterd Deal To Produce Low-Cost Versions Of Merck’s COVID-19 Pill- $MRK $DIA

As per reports, the U.N.-backed Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) has entered a deal with nearly 30 generic drugmakers to make low-cost versions of Merck & Co's., Inc. (MRK) COVID-19 pill molnupiravir for poorer nations, allowing access to the drug globally. As per the clinical trial results, the anti...

McDonald’s Expands Testing Of McPlant In San Francisco Bay & Dallas-Fort Worth Areas – $MCD $BYND $DIA

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is expanding the test of its McPlant, a plant-based burger made by Beyond Meat Inc. (BYND), from Feb. 14 to ~600 locations in the San Francisco Bay and Dallas-Fort Worth areas. The McPlant U.S test began Nov. 3 in eight locations in Texas, Iowa, Louisiana, ...

Fears A Plenty, Algos, Stop Limits, Etc. Accelerate Bear Market Selloff This Week – $AG $ATVI $HL $INMB Rise!

Quote of the Day: "Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot." - Charlie Chaplin, English Actor, April 16, 1889 - December 25, 1977   Sheesh! This exclamation pretty much sums up how I and many other investors are feeling after the markets sold off indiscriminately o...

Intel Announces $20B Investment To Build Chip Plants In The Buckeye State – $INTC $DIA

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) announced that they will be investing of up to $100 billion to build the world's largest chip-making complex in Ohio, focussed to boost capacity amid a global shortage of semiconductors used in everything from smartphones to cars. The step is part of Chief Execu...

Investors Head Indiscriminately To The Exits On Thursday – Gold, Silver, $LAZR $TSLA Rise!

  Quote of The Day - "No matter what you're going through, there's a light at the end of the tunnel and it may seem hard to get to it but you can do it and just keep working towards it and you'll find the positive side of things." - Demi Lovato,  American Musician, Born: August 20, 1992 ...

Diversified Health & Well-Being Company UnitedHealth Group Releases Q4 Earnings – $UNM $DIA

As per reports, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) reported Q4 earnings & exceeded Wall Street's quarterly profit estimates. The beat was powered in part by lower medical costs due to fewer elective surgeries. Health insurers also gained as people who were afraid of contracting the virus and ...

Intel Orders ASML’s Advanced Chipmaking Machine – $INTC $DIA

As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) has placed the first order with ASML for an advanced chipmaking machine that won't be delivered for years and is still on the drawing board. ASML's most advanced commercial machines are the size of a bus and cost around $150 million each, they are known as EU...

P&G Earnings Exceed Expectations Amid Increasing Product Prices

Procter & Gamble Company (PG) reported strong quarterly earnings and revenue exceeding market estimates as price hikes helped offset higher commodity and freight costs. Executives informed in the conference call that they already told retailers about the increase in fabric care products, like Ti...

Caterpillar Schedules Q4 & Full-Year 2021 Earnings Release On Jan 28 – $CAT

Reportedly, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is to release its fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 financial results at 5:30 a.m. CST on Friday, January 28, followed by a real-time, listen-only teleconference and webcast with the investment community at 7:30 a.m. CST.  The call can be reached in real-time at ...

Merck To Supply 3M Courses Of COVID-19 Antiviral Pill To UNICEF – $MRK $DIA

As per reports, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) and partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics have entered an agreement with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to supply up to 3 million courses of their COVID-19 antiviral pill. Merck would supply the pill, molnupiravir, to UNICEF through the first hal...

Leading Rare Cannabinoid Developer InMed (NASDAQ: INM) Is Gaining Traction In The Marketplace & Wall Street!

There are more than 100 rare cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant, making up less than 1% of the plant biomass. Beyond the well-known cannabinoids of THC and CBD, there’s a whole world of rare cannabinoids including CBG, CBN, CBC and THCV with unique properties that are believed to have a wide...

Markets ‘Stair Step’ Down Again On Hump Day – $AG $HL $PG $UNH $VALN Rise!

  Quote of The Day - "Infrastructure investment in science is an investment in jobs, in health, in economic growth and environmental solutions." - Oren Etzioni, American Businessman, Born: 1964     The markets teased us a bit today as it climbed out of the gate then proceeded to stair...

China Readies To Resume Flying Boeing’s 737 Max – $BA $DIA

As per reports, Boeing Co.’s (BA) 737 Max is expected to resume commercial flights in China starting this month. A recent operational readiness flight was conducted by Hainan Airlines on Jan. 9, showing positive signs of a return in the coming weeks. A nearly empty Max 8 belonging to Hainan Air to...

Microsoft Strengthens Its Server Designing Initiative Hires Former Apple Engineer Mike Filippo – $MSFT $AAPL $DIA

As per Bloomberg's report, Microsoft (MSFT) hired a key Apple Inc. engineer to design its own chips for its servers. The software giant hired chip industry veteran Mike Filippo, who was with Apple for over two years. The dependency of Cloud computing on Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and Intel to supp...

IBM Announces Successful Implementation Of Vehicle Management System For Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has successfully implemented a Vehicle Management System on SAP S/4HANA at Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) preceded by the migration out of the AS/400 platform and as a part of the automobile manufacturer's digital transf...

Apple Agrees To Third-Party Payments In Dutch Dating Apps

Reportedly, Apple Inc. (AAPL) has agreed to comply with a Dutch ruling to allow third-party payment options for dating apps, this is the first time the company is allowing outside payments within App Store apps. The company informed that it will allow developers to implement their third-party paymen...

UnitedHealthcare Introduces Eye Care Program For Children As Exposure To Digital Devices Surge In Pandemic – $UNH $DIA

As per reports, UnitedHealthcare is building ways to help children and adults across the country reduce their exposure to blue light and support the overall wellness of their eye health as the use of screens during the pandemic has increased remarkably. UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group Incorpo...

More Market Malaise After MLK – $ATVI $DIS $HL $INMB $INVO Rise!

  Quote of The Day - "Educating our children and giving them the skills they need to compete in a global economy is a smart investment in our country's future." - Sheldon Whitehouse, American Politician Born: October 20, 1955     Yikes! Many of us were hoping that after Friday's sessi...

Travelers To Include Telematics Offerings With IntelliDrivePlus™ – $TRV $DIA

Reportedly, the Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) has expanded its telematics auto insurance offerings with the launch of the app-based program, IntelliDrivePlus™. At each renewal, IntelliDrivePlus calculates a new premium by measuring miles driven and driving behaviors, such as acceleration, brakin...

JP Morgan Releases Q4 Earnings Reports Slow Trading & High Expenses – $JPM $DIA

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) released quarterly earnings, posting a decline in trading revenue, both commercial and consumer loans fell from a year earlier. Net interest income increased 3% in the quarter, bringing JPMorgan’s total 2021 NII haul to $52.3 billion. The bank also reporte...

M&A Highlight: Microsoft To Acquire ‘Candy Crush’ & ‘Call of Duty’ Maker Activision Blizzard For $68.7B – $ATVI $MSFT $DIA

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) to buy Activision Blizzard (ATVI), the video game publisher of world renowned games 'Candy Crush’ & ‘Call of Duty', for $68.7 billion in cash. The deal will accelerate the growth of Microsoft's gaming business across mobile, PC, cloud, and console and provide...

Visa To Release Q1 Earnings On Jan 27 – $V $DIA

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (V) to report its fiscal Q1 2022 financial results on Thursday, January 27, 2022, after the market closes. The release will be followed by an executive management team hosting a live audio webcast beginning at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (5:00 p.m. Eastern Time) to discuss financial...

Microsoft To Evaluate Its Sexual Harassment, Discrimination Policies In Response To Shareholders – $MSFT $DIA

As per reports, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) will review the effectiveness of its gender discrimination policies and sexual harassment practices in response to a shareholder proposal that was passed at its latest annual meeting.  The review will work to produce a transparency report with results of any se...

P&G To Pay Quarterly Dividend On Feb 15 – $PG $DIA

Reportedly, the board of Procter & Gamble (PG) declared a Common Stock quarterly dividend of $0.8698 per share payable on or after February 15, 2022, to Common Stock shareholders of record at the close of business on January 21, 2022. A quarterly dividend of $0.8698 per share was announced on th...

Coca-Cola Q4 Full-Year Earnings Release Feb 10 – $KO $DIA

As per reports, the Coca-Cola Company (KO) is set to release its Q4 and full-year 2021 financial results on Feb. 10 before the New York Stock Exchange opens, followed by an investor conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss the results. Interested parties can join in at www.coca-colacompany.com/inv...

Markets Experience Sobering Week Until Friday – $AAPL $DOGE $F $HL $INVO $TSLA Rise!

"Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories." - Sun Tzu, Chinese Philosopher   Happy MLK Weekend All! I hope that you are out having a wonderful time with you friends and family.  This week was a bit of a rough ride in the markets to say the least for the firs...

3M Committed To Making Sure Everyone Who Needs An N95 Has Access – $MMM $DIA

Amid the rapidly spreading Omicron variant, 3M (MMM) has been providing information about 3M N95 respirators, including where to buy them, ensuring a proper fit, and why they are considered the standard for protection. "As we have throughout the pandemic, 3M is committed to making sure everyone w...

Walgreens & CVS Update Paid COVID -19 Sick Leave Policy For Employees In Alignment With CDC Guidance – $WBA $CVS

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) and CVS Health Corp (CVS) have cut paid sick leave for workers who test positive for COVID-19 in line with a change in U.S. health guidance. Recently, the board of U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidelines that Covid infected people ...

A Somewhat Indiscriminate Market Selloff Session Presented On Thursday – $GRUB $INVO $KBH Rise!

Quote of The Day - "If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable."  - Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Roman Statesman, 5 BC - 65 AD     Can we please begin the day over again?... I am guessing that is how many of us invested in the market feel this evening as the markets...

CPI Lifts As Large Cap Indices Drift Higher on Hump Day – $AAPL $CLAQ $INVO $TSLA $VIR Rise!

    "Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day." - Franz Liszt, Hungarian Composer October 22, 1811 - July 31, 1886     Hump Day's markets were met with a number of macroeconomic reports. The Total CPI report confirmed a rise by .5% M/M in December &...

IBM Strengthens Environmental Commitment With Acquisition Of Australian Analytics Firm Envizi – $IBM $DIA

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has acquired an Australian analytics provider, Envizi Pty Ltd, that specializes in the automation of the collection of emissions data. The acquisition will expand IBM's investments in artificial intelligence to help companies make the...

Intel Announces Former Micron Technology Executive David Zinsner As Executive VP & CFO – $INTC $MU

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) announced the appointment of David Zinsner as the company’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Jan. 17, 2022. Zinsner will report to Gelsinger and lead Intel’s global finance organization, including finance, accounting and reporti...

Powell Steadies, Treasury Yields Back Off, Markets Move Higher on Tuesday – $AAPL $ILMN $INM $INVO $SPIR $VORB Rise!

  "The sofa is a really important investment for anybody, and I don't mean financially. You need to find a really great sofa that can transition with you, and you can build from there." - Jeremiah Brent, American Celebrity,  Born: November 24, 1984     Tuesday's markets started off with...

Visa & Uber Join To Offer $1M In Grants & Resources Supporting Small Businesses – $UBER $V

As per reports, Uber and Visa (V) announced Grants for Growth, a program that will provide $1 million in grant funding to small businesses in 10 U.S. cities that are currently active on Uber Eats, focussing on restaurant recovery and entrepreneurship, the program was created to support merchants whe...

Merck Schedules Fourth-Quarter & Full-Year 2021 Earnings Call On February 3 – $MRK $IBB

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) to host its fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 sales and earnings conference call with institutional investors and analysts on Thursday, Feb. 3. at 8:00 a.m. EST. Link & Call Details: Interested parties can reach a live audio webcast of the call on Merck...

JOIN US TODAY at Tribe Public’s FREE Webinar Jan.11 (11AM ET) Event “From Space to sea – Tesla of the Subsurface” – $CLAQ $AVAV $RIG $SLB

You are cordially invited to join Vista Partners' sister organization, Tribe Public, for a FREE Webinar Presentation and Q&A Event which will be held today, Thursday, January 11 (8:00 am PT/ 11:00 am ET). Tribe Public's (www.tribepublic.com) complimentary worldwide webinars are efficient 30-min...

Markets Swing ‘Out of The Rough’ On Monday – $FATE $INMB $INVO $MRNA $PFE $TSLA $ZYNG Rise!

"There is no investment you can make which will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer through your establishment." - Orison Swett Marden, American Writer,  1850 - 1924     In the early going on Monday investors seemed to have pushed the "SELL, SELL, SELL" button...

Fed Minutes Hit Real Estate, Tech & Health Care Stocks Strongly This Week – $CVX $F $DIS $INVO $JPM Rise!

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." - Marie Curie, Polish Scientist,  November 7, 1867 - July 4, 1934   The Fed came out this week with their 'Minutes', which gave the markets a gut check, especial...

Goldman Sachs Joins Other Wall Street Banks Delaying Employees Return To Office As Omicron Spreads

Reportedly, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is encouraging its U.S. staff to work from home until Jan. 18, as the Omicron variant spreads. However, the offices will continue to remain open with previously announced COVID-19 safety protocols such as vaccine requirement, booster requirement for all eli...

Fed Induced Hangover Pushes Large Caps Into The Red on Thursday – $DIS $BBBY $BYND $GME $INMB Rise!

  "There is little that can withstand a man who can conquer himself." - Louis XIV, French - Royalty September 5, 1638 - September 1, 1715       The day after the Fed released its spooky 'Minutes' pushing for higher rates sooner than later,  the markets did not feel or perform much bett...

Tesla Reports Sixth Consecutive Quarter Of Record Deliveries – $TSLA

Reportedly, Tesla (TSLA) recorded quarterly deliveries exceeding Wall Street estimates, marking the sixth consecutive quarter that the world's most valuable automaker posted record deliveries. The electric vehicle giant delivered 308,600 vehicles in the fourth quarter, above analysts' estimates of ...

‘Hawkish’ Fed Minutes Forces Stock Market Selloff On Hump Day – $CLF $INVO $VZ Rise!

  "In tennis, you strike a ball just after the rebound for the fastest return. It's the same with investment." - Masayoshi Son, Japanese Businessman,  Born: August 11, 1957     The Fed released its 'Minutes' today seemingly confirming that they may move more aggressively to raise rates,...

JP Morgan Delays Staff Return To Office Amid Omicron Scare

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) has offered its staff to work from home for the first two weeks of 2022 and also informed that all employees are expected to return to the office no later than Feb. 1. The bank told workers it was not changing the long-term plans of working from the off...

AT&T, Verizon To Delay Scheduled 5G Deployment As U.S. Officials Raise Aviation Safety Concerns

Reportedly, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg had previously ordered Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) and AT&T Communications to delay the planned Jan. 5 introduction of the new 5G wireless service over aviation safety con...

INVITATION: Tribe Public’s FREE Webinar Jan. 6 Event Titled “InMed Pharmaceuticals (INM): Addressing The Increasing Demand For Rare Cannabinoids”

You are cordially invited to join Vista Partners sister organization, Tribe Public for a FREE Webinar Presentation and Q&A Event which will be held tomorrow, Thursday, January 6 (8:00 am PT/ 11:00 am ET). Tribe Public's (www.tribepublic.com) complimentary worldwide webinars are efficient 30-min...

Cyclicals & Russel 2000 Lead Markets On Tuesday – $AXL $F $INVO $REE $XLE $YUM Rise!

"A camel makes an elephant feel like a jet plane." - Jackie Kennedy, American First Lady,  July 28, 1929 - May 19, 1994     A couple of macroeconomic reports continued to paint an interesting picture for investors today including the December ISM Manufacturing Index report, which came in ...

The Stock Market Starts Off Green In 2022 – $AAPL $ATOS $INM $INMB $IMMX $NBSE $TSLA Rise!

"The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don't really even notice it, so it's part of everyday life." - Bill Gates, American - Businessman Born: October 28, 1955     The first day of the year for the market began and ended quite firmly in the green. Both the S&am...

Home Depot Offers Increased Military Discount Benefit for All Veterans – $HD $DIA

As per reports, Home Depot, Inc. (HD) has increased its military discount benefit to include all U.S. veterans, active service members, and spouses every day, working towards the company’s commitment to serving the U.S. military community nationwide. U.S. veterans, active service members, and spo...

Intel Completes First Closing In Sale Of Its NAND & SSD Business To Seoul Based SK Hynix

As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) has completed the first closing sale of its NAND and SSD business, selling its SSD business, including the transfer of certain NAND SSD-associated intellectual properties and employees, and the Dalian NAND memory manufacturing facility in China to SK Hynix, a...

J&J’s Booster Shot Effective In Preventing Hospitalization Caused By Omicron Variant In S. Africa -Study

Reportedly, a booster dose of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Inc's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine has proven to be 84% effective at preventing hospitalization in South African healthcare workers who became infected with the fast-spreading Omicron variant. The real-world study was based on a second dose o...

Chevron Delays Scheduled January Return To Office As Omicron Spreads – $CVX $DIA

As per reports, Chevron Corporation (CVX) has delayed January's full return to office for its two largest U.S. worksites San Ramon and Houston offices as the Omicron variant spreads across the United States. The country is reporting an alarming rate of new infections every day. Amid the Omicron risi...

Home Depot Honors Nike Grind With 2021 Environmental Partner Of The Year -$HD $NKE $DIA

Reportedly, Home Depot (HD) has named Nike Grind as the 2021 Environmental Partner of the Year. Many things go into Nike shoes, from foam cushions for feet, rubber provides traction and accents made with plastics, and leather and colorful textiles to complete the look. These different elements can c...

Is Apple’s Unusual Stock Bonuses To Top Engineers A Step To Prevent Talent From Moving To Meta? -$AAPL $FB

Reportedly, Apple Inc. (AAPL) has issued significant and unusual stock bonuses to some top-performing engineers to retain talent and avoid defections to tech rivals such as Facebook owner Meta Platforms Inc (FB). The bonuses came as a huge surprise to those who received them, having ranged from abo...

Dow, S&P 500, & Russell See Weekly Gains While Santa Rally Fails To Deliver – $DIS $F $INVO $XLE $XLV Rise!

"Success depends upon previous preparation, and without such preparation there is sure to be failure." - Confucius, Chinese Philosopher, 551 BC - 479 BC   Happy New Year! I hope that you are out this weekend finding the best ways to ring in the new year. Isn't it incredible that it is alre...

Santa Rally Fizzles, But MicroCaps & Biotechs Bounce On Thursday – $AMC $ATOS $EXFY $FATE $INM $INMB $INVO $HL Rise!

  "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." - Edward Everett Hale, American Clergyman, April 3, 1822 - June 10, 1909     Thursday's market session was overwhelmingly positive, that is, until the last hour of the day hit, then we took rid...

Ethiopian Airlines Fleet To Return With Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft in 2022 – $BA $DIA

Reportedly, Ethiopian airlines have agreed to resume flying Boeing (BA) 737 MAX planes on its fleet in February 2022, after it was satisfied with their enhanced safety measures. In 2019, Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, a Boeing 737 MAX bound aircraft for Kenya, crashed from Ethiopia’s capital Addis...

Indonesia Lifts Ban, Clears Way For Boeing’s 737 MAX Aircraft

Reportedly, the transport ministry Indonesia has lifted the ban on the Boeing (BA) 737 MAX three years after the crash of one of the aircraft operated by domestic carrier Lion Air killing all 189 people on board. The approval for the aircraft's return in Indonesia comes months after it returned to s...

Dutch Antitrust Authority Orders Apple To Allow Dating Apps To Use Other Payment Systems – $AAPL $DIA

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) has been ordered by the Dutch antitrust authority to allow dating apps to use other payment systems Michael J Tattersfield is President/CEO at Krispy Kreme Inc or pay a fine of as much as 50 million euros / $56 million. In a press release, the Netherlands Authority for ...

S&P 500 & Dow Hit Records As Tax Selling Persisted in MicroLand on Wednesday – $AAPL $BIIB $CALX $INVO $VSCO Rise!

"Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it." - Albert Einstein, March 14, 1879 - April 18, 1955     Hump Day's market session produced record highs for both the S&P 500, which closed at 4,793.06 (+.14%) and the Dow 30, which closed at 36,488.63 (+.25%), while ...

Horacio Gutierrez Succeeds Alan Braverman As Disney’s New General Counsel & Secretary – $DIS $DIA

Reportedly, Horacio Gutierrez has been named Senior Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of The Walt Disney Company (DIS), succeeding Disney veteran Alan Braverman who is retiring after nearly two decades as General Counsel. Mr. Gutierrez joins Disney from Spotify, where he serve...

Merck’s Antiviral Covid-19 Pill Gets Approval In Japan

As per reports, the Japanese health ministry panel has approved the use of the COVID-19 antiviral pill, molnupiravir developed by Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) as a part of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's plan to roll out new treatments by year-end amid growing concerns for the rising Omnicron variant....

Apple Shuts Down 12 NYC Stores As Omicron Cases Surge – $AAPL $DIA

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) has closed all of its 12 New York City stores to indoor shopping as cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant increased across the United States. The affected stores include outlets at Fifth Avenue, Grand Central, and SoHo. Customers are eligible to pick up online orders at...

Goldman Sachs Issues Mandate For Its U.S. Employees To Get Booster Shots – $GS $DIA

As per reports, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) will require its employees and visitors to its U.S. offices receive booster shots of the COVID-19 vaccine starting next year. The spokesperson informed that starting next year February, anyone eligible to receive a booster shot must have obtained one in ...

Dow 30 Advances As Small Cap Tax Selling Persisted Tuesday – $ALNY $DIS $DNUT $FATE $WGO Rise!

    "A champion is someone who gets up when he can't." - Jack Dempsey, American Boxer,  June 24, 1895 - May 31, 1983     Tuesday's markets realized positive moves again today. The S&P 500 achieved a new all-time intraday high moving above the 4.8k mark for the first time ever &...

U.S. Pharmacy Chains Reportedly Limiting Home COVID-19 Test Sales Amid Omicron..?

Reportedly, Walmart (WMT), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), and CVS Health Corp (CVS) have limited sales of at-home COVID-19 testing kits as testing demand surges due to the increasing spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus. The variant has become a cause of concern, ruining hopes for a mo...

Santa Claus Rally Continues North After Xmas – $AAPL $HLTH $INVE $INVO $SG $TSLA Rise!

  "Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future." - Ed Markey, American - Politician Born: July 11, 1946     According to our good friends at Wikipedia, a Santa Claus rally is a calendar effect that involves a rise in stock prices during the ...

Santa Rally Brings Home Significant Weekly Returns – $AAPL $FATE $INM $INMB $NBSE $XBI $TSLA Rise!

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." - Samuel Johnson, English Writer, September 18, 1709 - December 13, 1784   Happy Weekend All! I hope that you are having a wonderful holiday weekend and Santa treated you well. If he did not get you all ...

Walmart Marketplace U.S To Include Verifique™ Test Products

Reportedly, Veriteque USA, Inc. to list Verifique brand on the Walmart (WMT) Marketplace in the United States, as a newly registered seller on the platform. Verifique will further list both of their USA made products on the platform including the Verifique Cannabis Detection Test, and the Verifique ...

AT&T’s Xandr Ad Unit To Be Sold To Microsoft For $1B

Reportedly, AT&T Inc. (T) agreed to sell its Xandr division to Microsoft (MSFT) a long-anticipated divestiture. The transaction will offer customers on Microsoft’s properties, such as MSN, access to Xandr’s marketplace for automated online advertising. The deal is valued at about $1 billion,...

Thursday’s Market Session Sees Santa Rally Continue – $AAPL $FATE $INM $INMB $NBSE $TSLA $XBI Rise!

"In my view, the biggest investment risk is not the volatility of prices, but whether you will suffer a permanent loss of capital. Not only is the mere drop in stock prices not risk, but it is an opportunity. Where else do you look for cheap stocks?" - Li Lu, American Businessman, Born: April 6, ...

AstraZeneca-Amgen Drug For Severe Asthma Gains U.S. FDA Approval

As per reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved AstraZeneca (AZN) and Amgen's (AMGN) asthma drug, Tezspire, to treat severe asthma for those aged 12 years and above. The approval comes based on late-stage trial data that shows the drug cut the rate of asthma attacks by 56% among p...

Disney Extends Contract Of CFO & 22-Year Co. Veteran Christine M. McCarthy Through June 30, 2024

As per reports, the Walt Disney Company (DIS) has extended Christine M. McCarthy’s contract as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer through June 30, 2024. Ms. McCarthy, a 22-year veteran of the Company first joined Disney in 2000, and prior to becoming CFO in 2015, she was E...

Stock Market Follows Through Nicely On Hump Day – $AAPL $BIRD $DIS $FORG $INM $NBSE $TSLA Rise!

    "A successful society is characterized by a rising living standard for its population, increasing investment in factories and basic infrastructure, and the generation of additional surplus, which is invested in generating new discoveries in science and technology." - Robert Trout, American...

American Express Company Announces Q4 & Full-Year 2021 Earnings Release Date – $AXP

Reportedly, American Express Company (AXP) announced to host a live audio webcast of its fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 financial results on January 25, 2022, Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. (ET) following the release at approximately 7 a.m. (ET). General Public can access the webcast through the American E...

United Health Announces Q4 & Full-Year 2021 Earnings Release On Jan 19

As per reports, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) announced to release fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. The release will be followed by a teleconference at 8:45 a.m. ET with investors and analysts to discuss the results. ...

Visa Acquires Cross-Border Payments Co. Currencycloud

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (V) has completed the acquisition of Currencycloud, a global platform enabling banks and fintechs to provide innovative foreign exchange solutions for cross-border payments. The acquisition builds on an existing strategic partnership between Currencycloud and Visa. The transact...

COVID Sentiment Change + Oversold Equities Turn Markets North Tuesday – $INM $INVO $NBSE $MU $NIKE $TSLA Rise!

  "The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today." - H. Jackson Brown, Jr., American Author,  Born: 1940   Tuesday's stock market session was met with the President Joe Biden's message to Americans that we should expect a holiday surge in COVID cases due to the Omicron varian...

Nike Reports Strong Q2 Earnings With Renewed Focus – $NKE

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) reported better-than-expected second-quarter results as the sports apparel retailer as the retailer continued to focus on cutting ties with retail partners in order to focus on its own stores. Dealing with tight inventories due to supply-chain issues, the sportswear giant is looking...

Insurance Giant Travelers To Release Q4 Earnings On Jan 20

Reportedly, the Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV), Inc will review its fourth quarter and full-year 2021 results at 9 a.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 20. Website & Call Details: Investors can access the call via webcast on the company’s website. Interested parties can dial 844-895-1976 within t...

Verizon Teams With Google To Offer Smart Factories & Autonomous Robots

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) has signed a deal with Alphabet Inc's (GOOG) Google Cloud to use its 5G network and the tech firm's computing power to offer services such as smart factories and autonomous robots. Telecom companies are partnering with technology firms to automate bu...

COVID Concerns & Yearend Apathy Trim Markets Again On Monday – $FATE $CERN $INVO $NBSE $XSPA $XBI Rise!

"Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing."  - Elie Wiesel, American Novelist, September 30, 1928 - July 2, 2016     The stock market took another broad based hair cut today. Overly reported COVID ...

Just In Time For Holidays YouTube Reaches Agreement Terms With Disney

As per reports, Alphabet Inc's (GOOG) YouTube recently restored access to Walt Disney Company (DIS) channels on its platform as the companies reached a distribution agreement to end a two-day blackout and just in time for all to enjoy during the holidays. The financial terms of the deal were not dis...

Broad Markets Endure Weekly Decline As Biotech Stocks Reemerge! – $AMC $FATE $INVO $IBB $XBI Rise!

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." - Samuel Johnson, English Writer, September 18, 1709 - December 13, 1784   Happy Weekend All! I hope all is moving forward for you on all fronts during this busy holiday season.  Unfortunately, the 'yo...

Thursday’s Markets Retreat Post Fed’s Induced Surge – $F $PFE $ROKU $T Rise!

  "Investing in women's lives is an investment in sustainable development, in human rights, in future generations - and consequently in our own long-term national interests." - Liya Kebede, Ethiopian Model, Born: March 1, 1978     The stock markets pulled back across the board as growth...

INVO Bioscience Expands Ovoclinic Relationship To Accelerate Adoption of INVOcell in Spain & European Union – $INVO

INVO Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVO) is a medical device and fertility clinic development company focused on creating simplified, affordable treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility. Their solution, the INVO® Procedure, is a revolutionary in-vivo method of vaginal incubation that offers p...

American Express Company To Pay Quarterly Dividend On Feb 10 – $AMP

Reportedly, the Board of Directors of American Express Company (AXP) announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.43 per common share to all stockholders as of January 7, 2022, payable on February 10, 2022.   Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP) and its subsidiaries provide custo...

Santa’s Little Helper (The Fed) Shows Up As Expected On Hump Day! $AAPL $FATE $INM $INMB, $INVO $NBSE $TSLA Rise!

"Success isn't measured by money or power or social rank. Success is measured by your discipline and inner peace." - Mike Ditka, American Coach, Born: October 18, 1939     Santa Claus, or as some investors like to call him these days, Fed Chair Jerome Powell, appeared and delivered the pac...

McDonald’s Offers Low-Cost Short Term Loans To Boost Franchisees – $MCD

As per reports, McDonald's Corp (MCD) will be providing $250 million of low-cost, short-term loans over five years in the United States boosting diversity among its franchisees. The burger giant is also planning to increase its franchisee recruiting and development efforts globally to draw new opera...

PPI, Inflation, Fed Worries Pressure Tuesday’s Stock Market Lower – $BIRD $FATE $INVO $LCID $UBER Rise!

    "The amount of work and the amount of both physical and emotional investment it takes to get to the top." - Drew Bledsoe, American Athlete Born: February 14, 1972     Santa Claus certainly did not come early today for most investors, as Tuesday's stock markets once again opened &am...

Caterpillar To Pay Quarter Dividend On Feb 18

Reportedly, the board of directors of Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) has approved a quarterly dividend of one dollar and eleven cents ($1.11) per share of common stock. The dividend is payable on February 18, 2022, to shareholders as of January 20, 2022. The company paid a cash dividend every year since th...

Monday’s Markets ‘Hungover’ After Strong Weekly Advance – $ARNA $INVO $NUE $PFE Rise

  "The secret of getting ahead is getting started." - Mark Twain     Monday's markets felt a lot like a relatively bad, but somewhat expected hangover, after an amazing week of partying or in last week's case, a rush up in market value. Indeed we started and ended in the red today as 7 o...

JPMorgan Chase Eases Overdraft Charges Comforting Customers

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) allows customers more space on overdrafts before charging fees, giving up revenue in a bid to attract customers and to keep up with competitors. The bank informed that beginning next year it will allow customers a full day to restore overdrawn balances a...

Apple’s Ambitious Self-Driving Car Project Loses 3 Engineers – $AAPL

As per reports, Apple's (AAPL) self-driving car project has lost three key engineers in recent weeks adding to the list of departures at the iPhone maker’s ambitious car project. Recently, Apple’s chief engineer for radar systems on the project, Eric Rogers joined flying-taxi startup Joby Aviat...

Verizon To Pay Quarterly Dividend On Feb 1

Reportedly, the board of Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) announced a quarterly dividend of 64 cents, the same as the previous quarter, payable on February 1, 2022.  The dividend is payable to all shareholders as of January 10, 2022. Chairman and CEO, Verizon Hans Vestberg stated, “Our disciplin...

Stocks Rally In Concert With Omicron, Ceiling Debt, & Inflation Views – $AAPL $ATOS $F $INM $INMB $INVO $NBSE $TSLA Rise!

"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good." - Samuel Johnson, English Writer, September 18, 1709 - December 13, 1784   Happy Weekend All! I hope all is well with you this fine day and that you are out enjoying yourself where that may be. It is am...

Chevron Joins Decarbonization Initiative Under The Sea Cargo Charter – $CVX

Reportedly, Chevron Shipping Company has joined the Sea Cargo Charter, a benchmark initiative for responsible shipping activities, transparent reporting of greenhouse gas, and improved decision making in line with targets set by the United Nations. The Sea Cargo Charter establishes a common baseline...

Thursday’s Markets Pullback As Jobless Claims Fall – $CVS $INVO $ISIG Rise!

"No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one." - Jessica Savitch, American Journalist,  February 1, 1947 - October 23, 1983     Well folks, the party that we were enjoying for the last 3 days felt as though it was a bit too good to be true, and so ...

Apple Nearing A $3T Valuation – $AAPL $MSFT

Reportedly, Apple Inc. (AAPL) may soon achieve the lofty valuation of $3 trillion, which would make it as big as the world's fifth-largest economy after Germany, just over a year after breaching the $2 trillion mark. Apple hit $1 trillion in market capitalization in 2018 and took two years to double...

Visa U.S. Spending Momentum Index (SMI) Rises To 111.9 In November – $V

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (V)  announced the U.S. Spending Momentum Index (SMI) of 111.9 in November adjusted seasonally, an increase from 1.3 points in October, marking the second consecutive month of acceleration in consumer spending momentum. The SMI’s further increase above 100 shows that even mo...

INmune Bio’s CEO Publishes Article “Alzheimer’s disease should be approached as white matter disease, not gray” – $INMB

 VP Watchlist company, INmune Bio (NASDAQ: INMB), is a publicly-traded, clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing treatments that target the innate immune system to fight disease. INmune Bio has two product platforms that are both in clinical trials. The DN-TNF product platform uti...

Hump Day’s Stock Market Keeps It Green – $AAPL $INM $INMB $INVO $ISIG $NBSE $PLAB $TSLA Rise!

"Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can." - Arthur Ashe, American Tennis Player,  July 10, 1943 - February 6, 1993   Happy middle of the week folks. I hope that you all had one 'helluva' day today. We amazingly confirmed our third consecutive positive day across board in the ma...

AmEx Global Business Travel Announces $5.3B SPAC Deal With Apollo Global -$ASGC $GBTG

Reportedly, American Express Global Business Travel has announced to merge into with Apollo Global Management Inc. backed blank-check firm or SPAC to go public in a deal valued at around $5.3 billion. The deal with Apollo Strategic Growth Capital (ASGC) is expected to deliver gross proceeds of up to...

Microsoft’s Announces First-Ever Standalone Microsoft Teams Offering – Teams Essentials

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) announced the availability of the first-ever standalone Microsoft Teams offering, Teams Essentials made specifically for small businesses, offering professional yet affordable meetings solution to support connection, collaboration, and productivity in a hybrid work e...

U.S. District Judge Rejects Byron Allen’s $10B Discrimination Lawsuit Against McDonald’s

Reportedly, a U.S. judge has dismissed a $10 billion lawsuit against McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) by the media entrepreneur Byron Allen, who claimed the burger giant of racial discrimination for not advertising with Black-owned media outlets. U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin in Los Angeles info...

Is Apple Experiencing Falling Demand For Its iPhone 13?

According to Bloomberg, Apple Inc. (AAPL) has warned that demand for its iPhone 13 has waned, as customers are not willing to try to get the hard-to-find item. Earlier, the company had cut production of iPhone 13 by as many as 10 million units due to a global chip shortage, but now it informed the v...

Walmart Schedules Climate Change Discussion On Dec 10 Hosted By Kathleen McLaughlin

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) will host a discussion on Walmart’s climate change strategy on Friday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. CST, hosted by the executive vice president and chief sustainability officer & president of the Walmart Foundation, Kathleen McLaughlin. The discussion will focu...

Investors Experience Wild Roller Coaster Ride This Week – $AAPL $INVO Rise!

"Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive." - Matt Cameron, American Musician, Born: November 28, 1962   Happy Weekend All! I hope all is well with you during this first week in December. As we speed towards the end of the year, the markets are becoming increasingly volatile as t...

Microsoft To Review Sexual-Harassment Policies – Proposal Introduced By Activist Arjuna Capital

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) shareholders have urged the software maker to reassess its approach to sexual harassment in a vote at the company’s annual meeting, following reports that co-founder Bill Gates behaved inappropriately toward female employees years ago. The proposal, introduced by a...

IBM Strengthens Cloud Offering With Acquisition Of Cloud Based Aussie Co. SXiQ

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) announced the acquisition of SXiQ, an Australian digital transformation services company specializing in cloud applications, cloud platforms, and cloud cybersecurity. Businesses are now rapidly turning to multiple cloud providers and plat...

Chevron Boosts Share Buyback & Investing – Watches Spending

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) plans to boost its share buyback to as much as $5 billion per year, as the oil giant uses higher commodities prices to step up returns to investors and not invest in production growth., as the company is wary of plowing that cash back into new production at a ti...

Boeing’s 737 MAX Believed To Resume Operations In China Around Year-End

Reportedly, Boeing Co's (BA) 737 MAX operations are expected to resume by the end of this year or the beginning of next year informed China's aviation regulator. The Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) was the first regulator globally to ground the MAX in March 2019 after two deadly crashe...

Walgreens Enters Deal To Fully Acquire German GEHE-Alliance Healthcare JV

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) and McKesson Corporation have reached an agreement for WBA to acquire the remaining 30% share of the joint venture of GEHE Pharma Handel (GEHE) and Alliance Healthcare Deutschland (AHD). The deal will allow WBA to become the 100% owner of the combined GEHE a...

Salesforce Reports Q3 Earnings – Announces Promotion Of Bret Taylor To Co-CEO

CRM giant, Salesforce (CRM) reported third-quarter earnings ended October 31, reporting an increase in revenue by 27% to $6.86 billion. Profit, excluding some items, was $1.27 a share. The company released revenue and profit forecasts for the current period that fell below analysts’ estimates. For...

Wall Street, Goldman Sachs, BofA Finance Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) Research – $KRYS $INM

  What is epidermolysis bullosa (EB)? Epidermolysis bullosa, or EB, is a rare genetic skin disease characterized by fragile skin that can lead to extensive blistering and wounding. It is a painful and often debilitating disease that affects skin and mucous membranes, particularly of the gas...

Thursday’s Market Session Sees Broad Jump – $AMC $ATOS $DIS $INVO $INMB $SNOW Rise!

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." - Henry David Thoreau, American - Author July 12, 1817 - May 6, 1862   It was a clean sweep in the markets today as t...

Portland’s Susan Arnold Named As The New Chairman Of The Board – Walt Disney Co.

Reportedly, Portland-based Susan Arnold, has been appointed as the new chairman of the board, the Walt Disney Company (DIS) succeeding Bob Iger, becoming the first woman to be named to the role in its 98-year-long history. Arnold was serving on the board for 14 years and will succeed on Dec. 31. ...

Will Apple Launch Augmented Reality Glasses In Late 2022?

Reportedly, iPhone maker Apple (AAPL) is expected to launch its long-rumored augmented reality glasses in late 2022, informed analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF International Securities. The Apple headset will have a processor with the same computing power as a Mac or PC, it also will have a lower-end proce...

Salesforce Announces 14,444 Restricted Stock (RSU) Units For 12 LevelJump employees

Reportedly, Salesforce (CRM), the global leader in CRM, announced recently that it has granted equity awards under its 2014 Inducement Equity Incentive Plan to new employees (non-executive officers) who joined Salesforce related with the acquisition of LevelJump. The step was initiated by the Salesf...

Hump Day’s Seesaw Session Falls Into the Close – $BOX $F $ROIV Rise!

"Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one." - Hans Selye, Canadian Scientist,  January 26, 1907 - October 16, 1982   Wednesday's markets started off well enough seeing the S&P hit a session high up 1.9% at about 11am ET, but things turned terribly u...

Goldman Sachs Announces Increased Employee Benefits To Attract & Retain Talent

Reportedly, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) is offering a series of benefits for its employees, in an attempt to ease the strain on its workers and attract talent. The bank is increasing its retirement fund, matching contributions for U.S. employees to 6% of total compensation, making a jump of 2%. T...

EU’s Regulator Expected To Reveal ‘Opinion’ On Merck’s COVID Pill ‘Within Weeks’

Reportedly, the European Union's drug regulator has started reviewing U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co Inc's (MRK) experimental COVID-19 antiviral pill for adults following an application and is expected to issue an opinion "within weeks." In October, the European Medicines Agency has already evaluated...

S. Africa’s Aspen Pharmacare Enters Agreement To Acquire License Of J&J’s COVID Vaccine

Reportedly, South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare has signed a non-binding agreement with subsidiary firms of U.S. company Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) for a licensing deal to package, market and sell the J&J’s COVID-19 vaccine in Africa. Currently, Aspen packages J&J's COVID-19 vaccine at its S...

P&G Voluntarily Recalls Specific Old Spice & Secret Aerosol Spray Antiperspirant Products After Detection Of Benzene

As per reports, the Procter & Gamble Company (PG) has voluntarily recalled all lots of specific Secret aerosol spray antiperspirant products and Old Spice sold in Canada, due to the presence of cancer-causing benzene. Exposure to benzene can occur orally, by inhalation, and through the skin that...

Apple & Google Fined By Italy’s Antitrust Regulator For “Aggressive Practices”

Reportedly, Italy's antitrust regulator has fined Apple (AAPL) and Alphabet's Google (GOOG) 10 million euros ($11.23 million), each for "aggressive practices" linked to the commercial use of user data.  The authority informed that the two tech groups do not provide clear and immediate information a...

Caterpillar & Microsoft Team Up For A Project Using Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology

Reportedly, Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) entered a three-year project through a collaboration with Microsoft (MSFT) and Ballard Power Systems (BLDP) to demonstrate a power system incorporating large-format hydrogen fuel cells to produce sustainable and reliable backup power for Microsoft data centers. Par...

Verizon & AT&T Agree To Monitor Revised Precautionary Measures Addressing 5G Implementation

Reportedly, telecom giants AT&T and Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) have agreed to adopt new precautionary measures to address air safety concerns raised from the planned use of C-Band spectrum for 5G wireless. The aviation industry and Federal Aviation Administration raised concerns about pot...

Apple’s Global Battery Development Chief Ahn Soonho Exits

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) global battery development chief, Ahn Soonho, has moved to Volkswagen, to lead the automaker's development of electric vehicle batteries. The exit marks the second time in recent months that an Apple executive has left for an automaker. Earlier, Apple’s head of car project...

The Fed’s Sentiment Change Forces Market Selloff On Tuesday – $AAPL $ATOS $INMB $INVO $TSLA $XBI Rise!

"Money is something that keeps you alive and healthy and just keeps you focused. It's the drive. It's the passion." - Travis Scott, American Rapper, Born: April 30, 1992   The markets closed broadly down as a yearend selloff of magnitude was hastened today as new fears and confusion blossome...

The U.S Federal Communications Commission Approves +$6B Verizon & TracFone Wireless Deal

Reportedly, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has approved Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) more than $6 billion acquisition of pre-paid mobile phones provider TracFone Wireless, following the California Public Utilities Commission's approval of the deal last week.  FCC informed the requ...

Disney’s Thanksgiving Release “Encanto” Brings A Relief To Box Office Sales

Reportedly, Walt Disney Company (DIS) has regained its rightful place at the top of Thanksgiving box office charts with "Encanto," its new animated musical fable, with $40 million in sales. Disney releases a family-friendly movie around Turkey Day, and "Encanto," an animated movie with critical accl...

JP Morgan Named The World’s Most Systemic Bank By FSB

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) has once again become globally the most systematically important bank, as per the latest annual ranking of top lenders by global regulators, with BNP Paribas and Goldman Sachs also adding to the list with being more systemic, moving up one position. The...

Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Policy Currently Under Review At Disney World

Reportedly, Disney World near Florida, Orlando operated by Walt Disney Co. (DIS) has put its COVID-19 vaccination mandate on hold for review, amid the Biden administration's workplace COVID-19 vaccine rule, which requires businesses with at least 100 employees to require staff to get Covid-19 vaccin...

Canada Allows Import Of J&J’s COVID-19 Vaccine From The Troubled Emergent Facility

As per reports, the Canadian health regulator has approved Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) to import its COVID-19 vaccine manufactured at Emergent BioSolutions Inc's plant in Baltimore, Maryland. The decision came after Health Canada completed an inspection of the facility, along with the European Medic...

Join Today’s Tribe Public FREE Webinar “A Town Hall Q&A Event With Atossa Therapeutics Management Team”

Please join our sister organization, which is hosting a Tribe Public  FREE Q&A Webinar Event today, Tuesday, November 30 (8 am PT/ 11 am ET). The events are approximately 30 minutes in duration. Tribe Public LLC is a San Francisco, CA based organization that hosts complimentary worldwide webina...

UnitedHealth Group To Host 2021 Investor Conference On Nov 30

Reportedly, UnitedHealth Group (UNH) to conduct its annual Investor Conference in New York City beginning at 8:00 a.m. ET, on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, with analysts and institutional investors. In addition, to the Investor Conference, an updated view of financial performance for 2021 and the init...

Monday’s Stock Market Shrugs Off ‘Omicron Strike’ – $AAPL $ADGI $INM $INVO $MRNA $TSLA Rise!

"Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen." - Albert Einstein     After Friday's significant market selloff, which was ignited by the overreaction, over reporting, & increased investor fears surrounding the the Omicron variant, today's markets recovered...

A Reasonable Holiday Trading Week Until ‘Lord Omicron’ Showed… $MRK $PFE Rise!

"Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive." - Matt Cameron, American Musician, Born: November 28, 1962   Happy Weekend All! I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving Day holiday shortened week and that you found many ways to make a dollar or two in the markets while getting fu...

S&P, Nasdaq, Russell Bump Higher On Thanksgiving Eve – $ATOS $DE $FATE $HPQ $INMB $INVO Rise!

"View health as an investment, not an expense." - John Quelch, American Educator, Born: August 8, 1951   Wednesday's session or as many are affectionately calling it, the 'Thanksgiving Eve' session,  saw the S&P 500, the Nasdaq, & the Russell 2000 edge higher, while the Dow 30 tick...

JPMorgan’s Hong Kong Staff Can Be Paid Up To $5,000 For Hotel Quarantine

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) to pay some of its Hong Kong-based staff up to $5,000 each for their hotel quarantine stay. As per the company memo, employees at the executive director level and below would be entitled to the one-off payment for a single quarantine stay in Hong Kong. T...

Merck’s Acquisition Of Acceleron Pharma Inc. Finalized

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) has completed the acquisition of Acceleron Pharma Inc, a public American "clinical stage biopharmaceutical company" building on mobilizing the power of the transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta superfamily of proteins that plays a key role in the regulation of...

Walgreens To Administer Covid-19 Booster Shots For U.S. Individuals Aged 18+

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) recent announced that all individuals over the age of 18 can now receive a Moderna, Pfizer, or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine booster in stores nationwide. The Food and Drug Administration’s recently authorized the Emergency Use of Pfizer and M...

Tuesday’s Session Sees Increased Sector Rotation – $AAPL $BURL $DLTR $INMB Rise

"View health as an investment, not an expense." - John Quelch, American Educator, Born: August 8, 1951   Tuesday's session saw a continued rotation away from growth towards more defensive and/or interest rate sensitive sectors i.e. the energy sector which rose 3%, the financials which rose...

Jerome Powell’s Renomination Dominates Monday’s Market Session – $AAPL $BBBY $INVO $LVGN $TSLA Rise!

"Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans." - John Lennon, English Musician, October 9, 1940 - December 8, 1980   Monday's session seemed to be dominated by the news that President Joe Biden is renominating Jerome Powell for his second term as Fed Chair, while praising him f...

Nike Increases Quarterly Dividend By 11 Percent, Payable Dec 28

As per reports, Nike Inc’s (NKE) board has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.305 per share on the company’s outstanding Class A and Class B Common Stock, payable on December 28, 2021. The dividend is payable to stockholders as of December 6, 2021, and marks an increase of 11 percent from ...

Nike Schedules Q2 Earnings Release On Dec 20

As per reports, NIKE, Inc. (NKE) is to release its second quarter, 2022 financial earnings at approximately 1:15 p.m. PT, on Monday, December 20, 2021, after trading closes.  The Nike management will host a conference call at 2:00 p.m. PT to review the results. The live call can be reached at the c...

Minor Gas Leak Reported At Chevron’s Australian Gorgon LNG Train 1

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) has reportedly closed down one of three processing units, called trains, at its Gorgon liquefied natural gas plant off Western Australia as a precautionary measure, after a minor gas leak was identified. The leak was found on piping related to the dehydration un...

Large Caps Led Markets Higher This Week – $AAPL $GME $INM $NVDA $TSLA Rise!

"You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today." - Abraham Lincoln   Happy Weekend All! I hope that you all had a great week in the markets and otherwise. The markets this week were definitively led by the large caps while the growth side of the market, i.e. the small...

Home Depot Will Pay A Q3 Cash Dividend On Dec 16

As per reports, Home Depot, Inc. (HD) will pay a third-quarter cash dividend of $1.65 per share, on December 16, 2021.  The dividend is payable to shareholders of record on the close of business on December 2, 2021, and marks the 139th consecutive quarter the world's largest home improvement retail...

Walgreens To Extend Operating Hours During Thanksgiving Day Holiday

As per reports, on Thanksgiving Day, the majority of Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) stores will remain open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., for last-minute healthcare and essential needs. 24-hour Walgreen's locations and 24-hour pharmacies will also continue to remain open.   Walgreen Boots Alliance ...

Verizon’s +6B Acquisition Of TracFone Wireless Wins Approval By California Public Utilities Commission

As per reports, the California Public Utilities Commission has approved Verizon Communications' (VZ) more than $6 billion proposed acquisition of TracFone Wireless after the companies agreed to some additional consumer protection conditions. As per the agreement with the California regulator, TracFo...

Home Depot Q3 Earnings Beat Estimates

Home Improvement giant, the Home Depot (HD) reported third-quarter earnings and revenue that beat analysts’ forecasts as customers spent more on home improvement projects. Earning Highlights for the third-quarter ended Oct. 31: Earnings per share of $3.92 were reported versus $3.40 expected. ...

Cisco Q1 Earnings Disappoints Analysts – $CSCO Lowers Forecast Per Supply Constraints

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) disappoints as first-quarter revenue fell short of analysts’ expectations and issued weaker-than-expected guidance. Adjusted earnings per share of 82 cents per share were reported, versus 80 cents per share expected. Revenue of $12.90 billion was reported, versus $12.98 ...

J&J Targeting The Launch Of Multibillion-Dollar Drugs By 2025

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is looking forward to filing for approval of 14 new drugs by 2025, projecting average peak sales of $4 billion a year for each. The global head of research for J&J's Janssen pharmaceutical unit, Mathai Mammen is reportedly confident about its top upcom...

Apple To Offer Spare Parts Directly For Home iPhone Repairs, etc.

Reportedly, Apple. Inc (AAPL) is to sell spare parts and tools to the general public to perform their own repairs on some iPhones and Mac computers. Apple started a program in 2019, allowing independent repair shops to buy its parts, tools, and manuals. The iPhone giant informed that there are now 2...

Large Caps Rebound While Small Caps Suffer On Thursday -$AAPL $DRNA $FATE $INMB $M $NVDA Rise

"We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life." - Edwin Markham, American Poet, April 23, 1852 - March 7, 1940   Thursday's session saw the large caps lead the way, while the small caps continued to see pain relatively across the board as either tax selling and/o...

Walmart Reports Exceed Q3 Earnings Expectations – Remains Confident As Holiday Season Approaches

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) reported Q3 earnings, exceeding market estimates as high inflation pushed more customers to seek out its discount prices. Earning Highlights: The retailer reported an adjusted EPS of $1.45 versus $1.40 expected. Revenue stood at $140.53 billion versus $135.60 billio...

Amex Mandating Its U.S Employees Returning To Office To Be Fully Vaccinated

Reportedly, American Express Company (AXP) is requiring that its U.S employees working in the office need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 beginning Nov. 18, as per an internal memo sent by Chief Executive Officer Stephen Squeri. However, wearing masks or other facial coverings will be option...

Markets Swung Lower Wednesday – InMed $INM Surges With +141 Million Shares Of Trading

"However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at." - Stephen Hawking, English Physicist, January 8, 1942 - March 14, 2018   I hope that you all had wonderful midweek session and that Thursday morning is kicking off well for you too. I was traveling across...

Verizon Advances Samantha Hammock To The Position of Executive VP & Chief Human Resources Officer

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced the appointment of Samantha Hammock to Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Verizon, effective December 1, 2021. Samantha Hammock will report to Hans Vestberg, Verizon Chairman and CEO. “When you think about the in...

Australian Scientists Discover Possible Causes In Alzheimer’s disease

Reportedly, researchers in Australia have identified one of the likely causes of neurodegenerative condition, Alzheimer’s disease. The findings may suggest potential treatment and prevention options for the neurodegenerative condition. Alzheimer’s disease which is one of the most common forms o...

Markets & Biotech Stocks Move Higher In Concert With Tuesday’s Busy Macroeconomic Schedule – $AAPL $FATE $HD $INM $IRNT $QCOM $RIVN Rise!

"Once you bring life into the world, you must protect it. We must protect it by changing the world." - Elie Wiesel, American Novelist, September 30, 1928 - July 2, 2016   Happy Tuesday! I hope that you all had a great day in the markets and otherwise. The market indices ended in the green ...

IBM & Amazon Collaborate To Offer OpenShift To Oil Industry

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Amazon (AMZN) have come together to offer a set of tools that oil companies can use to manage diverse types of data. IBM’s technology called OpenShift will allow oil companies to use the oil-industry cloud data tools in their pr...

7 of 11 Sectors Close Green As Markets Settle Lower Monday – $F $PROG $QCOM $RIVN $XSPA Rise

"Don't let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it." - Colin Powell, American Statesman Born: April 5, 1937   Happy Monday! I hope that you all had a wonderful start to the week. The markets ended with the majors driftin...

Global Science Co. 3M Announces Q4 Dividend Payable Dec. 12, 2021

Reportedly, the board of 3M (MMM) announced a fourth-quarter, 2021 dividend on the company's common stock of $1.48 per share payable Dec. 12, 2021, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov.19, 2021. The company has succeeded in paying dividends to its shareholders without interrupti...

Visa States Latest SMI Supports View That Consumer Spending Set To Bounce Back In Q4

Reportedly, the U.S. Spending Momentum Index has increased  to110.6 in October up 2.1 points from September, as per the Visa (V) SMI index, an economic indicator of the health of consumer spending. The Visa SMI above 100, indicates strong consumer spending momentum and when it falls below 100, it d...

Nike & U.S. Soccer Federation Reached Long-Term Deal

As per reports, the U.S. Soccer Federation reached a long-term deal with NIKE, Inc. (NKE) to extend their apparel partnership, also elevating the profile of the women's game globally and promoting inclusivity. The partnership that began in 1995 will focus on all levels of the national team, includin...

J&J Dividing To Create 2 Public Co’s In Consumer & Healthcare

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is to split its consumer products business from its pharmaceutical and medical device operations, creating two publicly traded companies. The move will separate its household/consumer products unit, maker of Band-Aid bandages, Aveeno and Neutrogena skincar...

Chevron To Address CO2 Injection Shortfall At Australia LNG Site

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) Australian unit will invest A$40 million ($29.49 million) to address a carbon dioxide injection shortfall at its Gorgon liquefied natural gas facility in Western Australia. Under the investment, the oil giant will address the shortfall over a five-year period, a...

Disney’s Quarter Reports Disappointing Disney+ Subscriber Growth – Misses Estimates

 As per reports, Walt Disney Company (DIS) streaming service Disney+ witnessed the slowest growth since its launch missing market estimates and pushing stocks down. Also, profits from the theme park division performed below expectations in the fourth quarter, even though the quarter was the first t...

Travelers Acknowledged For Its Military-Friendly Initiatives

Reportedly, the Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) has once again been named a Military Friendly® Company by VIQTORY and a Best for Vets Employer by Military Times. The company has secured a spot on VIQTORY’s Military Spouse Friendly Employers list for the first time and maintained its standing on V...

Heightened Inflationary Related Anxieties Pressure Markets Lower This Week – $DASH $F $INMB $RIVN Rise

"Good things do not come easy. The road is lined with pitfalls." - Desi Arnaz, American Actor,  March 2, 1917 - December 2, 1986   Happy Weekend All! I hope that you all had a wonderful week and that your investment accounts all increased reasonably even though the broad markets pulled bac...

Walmart & Silicon Valley Start-Up Gatik Initiate Driverless Truck Deliveries To Boost Efficiencies

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has started using fully driverless trucking to boost its online grocery business, increasing capacity and minimizing inefficiencies. In August, Walmart along with Silicon Valley start-up Gatik operated two autonomous box trucks without a safety driver on a ...

Happy Veterans Day! – $DASH $EXFY $F $INVO $RIVN & Nasdaq Rise!

"Honoring the sacrifices many have made for our country in the name of freedom and democracy is the very foundation of Veterans Day." - Charles B. Rangel, American Politician, Born: June 11, 1930   Happy Veterans Day! I hope that you all had a great day and that you have found a way to pay ...

Salesforce’s Marc Benioff Invests $20M In Potential Google Competitor You.com

As per reports, You.com, a startup looking to challenge Alphabet Inc.'s Google by developing a more customizable search engine, is being backed by a $20 million investment led by the venture fund of Salesforce.com Inc. (CRM) Chief Executive Marc Benioff. Benioff's inclusion with the startup includes...

Walmart Schedules Q3 Earnings Release For Nov 16 Prior To The Open

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) has scheduled to release its third-quarter earnings at 6 a.m. CST on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. The release will be followed by a live conference call with the Investment Community at 7 a.m. CST to discuss the results, hosted by President & CEO Doug McMillon, ...

PepsiCo Expects First Delivery Of Tesla Semi Trucks Q4/2021

As per reports, PepsiCo (PEP) is reportedly set to receive its first delivery of Tesla (TSLA) Semi trucks in the fourth quarter informed the beverage giant’s CEO Ramon Laguarta at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26. However, the number of trucks to be delivered was not dis...

J&J’s Chairman & CEO Alex Gorsky Added To Apple’s BOD

As per reports, Alex Gorsky, Chairman & CEO of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) to join Apple’s (AAPL) board of directors. Gorsky joined Johnson & Johnson in 1988, accumulating a broad range of experience in sales, management, and marketing before becoming CEO in 2012. Gorky’s inclusion will ...

Hump Day’s Macro Reports Increase Inflation Anxiety Souring Markets – $DASH $PROG $TSLA & $EXFY, $RIVN IPO’s Rise!

"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination." - Albert Einstein Happy Hump Day! I hope that you all had a great day and are enjoying yourself wherever this message finds you this afternoon. Unfortunately,  the broad markets did nothing to help our moods as it pulled back acro...

Merck Reportedly Advancing Talks With European Union With Regard To Covid-19 Pills

Reportedly, the European Union is negotiating with Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) and Pfizer over possible contracts to supply their experimental COVID-19 drugs. Both the healthcare giants have developed antiviral pills that have shown promising efficacy in adults displaying Merck's efficacy result of ...

Boeing Employee Vaccine Exemption Requests Reaching Approx. 9% Of U.S. Workforce

Reportedly, the number of Boeing Co. (BA) employees seeking a vaccine exemption on religious or medical grounds has reached more than 11,000 - or nearly 9% of its U.S. workforce. Recently, the White House pushed back its vaccination deadline, to Jan. 4 for employees at federal contractors or to be ...

Limited Time Offer For Disney+ Being At $1.99/Mo. Now Available

As per reports, Walt Disney Company (DIS) is offering a month of its streaming service Disney+ for $1.99 for the first month. The offer began on Nov. 8 and will run through Nov. 14 for new and eligible returning subscribers. Disney, which charges $7.99 per month for its streaming service in the Unit...

FDA Authorizes Batches Of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine From Emergent’s Baltimore Plant

As per reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had authorized the use of two more batches of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) one-dose COVID-19 vaccine manufactured at the problem-plagued Baltimore factory of Emergent BioSolutions Inc, based on a thorough review of facility records and quality tes...

UnitedHealth Group To Pay Quarterly Dividend On December 14

As per reports, the board of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) board of directors has authorized payment of a cash dividend of $1.45 per share, to be paid on December 14, 2021. The dividend is payable to all shareholders as of December 6, 2021.   Dow 30 component UnitedHealth Group In...

Nike’s Vietnam Contracted Factories Resume Full Production

Reportedly, 200 contracted factories across Vietnam that make sportswear for NIKE, Inc. (NKE) have resumed operations after months of COVID-19 suspension, racing back to get its key manufacturing sector back on track. In mid-July, nearly 80% of Nike's footwear makers and half of its apparel provider...

Apple To Drop Customer Mask Mandate At More Than 100 Stores

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) will withdraw its mask mandate for customers at many U.S. retail stores starting this week as COVID-19 cases decline. More than 100 of Apple’s 270 stores across the country will remove the requirement, with more stores adopting the same gradually. However, the mask mandate...

Tuesday’s Markets Pulled Back To Close In The Red – $ADT $AMZN $F $GE $IRNT $LAZR $RIVN $RBLX Rise!

"Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do." - Benjamin Spock, American Scientist,  May 2, 1903 - March 15, 1998   Happy Tuesday! I hope that you all had a wonderful day and that you found many ways to increase your wealth and happiness. However, the broad markets today took a bi...

Boeing Settles Shareholder ‘737 Max Oversight’ Lawsuit For Approx. $225M

As per reports, Boeing Co's (BA) board of directors settle a shareholder lawsuit that claimed the aerospace giant’s board failed to oversee safety matters related to two 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people in less than six months. The settlement amount was agreed at about $225 million. As per t...

IBM’s Managed Infrastructure Services Business Kyndryl Began Trading On NYSE Under The Symbol “KD”

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) announced the complete separation of Kyndryl, its managed infrastructure services business starting November 4, 2021. Kyndryl to begin "regular way" trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "KD." "The separation of Kyndryl...

AT&T Inc. & Verizon’s 5G Service Delayed On Some Airwaves After U.S. Aviation Regulators Raise Concerns

Reportedly, AT&T Inc. (T) and Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) delay the rollout of the fast 5G service on some airwaves after U.S. aviation regulators raised concerns it might interfere with aircraft electronics. The agencies confirmed a 30-day delay to Jan. 5. “Today Verizon and AT&T a...

Microsoft Announces New Technology Aimed At Increasing Its Cloud Offerings

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) is working on a new round of technologies aimed at making its cloud computing services work in data centers it does not own, including the cloud data centers of its rivals. The tech giant’s strategy involves building its most profitable cloud software services, suc...

Global Technology Leader Cisco Schedules Q1/2022 Release On November 17

As per reports, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) will host a conference call for its first-quarter fiscal year 2022 financial results on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 1:30 PM (PT)/ 4:30 PM (ET). Call & Link Details: 888-848-6507 & 212-519-0847 (for International Callers) Live & replay au...

Walmart & Sam’s Club To Administer The Latest Approved Pfizer $PFE Vaccine For Children Aged 5 – 11 Years

As per reports, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have authorized the Pfizer (PFE) vaccine for children aged 5 to 11. Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) and Sam’s Club will administer the Pfizer vaccine to eligible children aged 5 to 11 across more than 5...

$INVO Bioscience ‘Freed’ To Roll Out Affordable Infertility Treatment Clinics (INVO Centers) Across The US

INVO Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVO) is a medical device and fertility clinic development company focused on creating simplified, affordable treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility. Their solution, the INVO® Procedure, is a revolutionary in-vivo method of vaginal incubation that offers p...

Monday’s Markets Produce More Green Views – $AMD $DIS $INM $INMB $IRNT $LCID $NVDA $PROG Rise!

  "This idea of mutual appreciation and partnerships and investment in our people is very important to me and will continue to be important." - Dennis Muilenburg, American Businessman, Born: 1964   Happy Monday! Today, the markets produced yet another round of positive and/or gree...

Russell 2000 Rules During Record Setting Week – $DIS $F $FATE $NVDA $PFE $TSLA Rise

"The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life." - William Morris, English Designer, March 24, 1834 - October 3, 1896   Happy Weekend All! I hope that you all had a wonderful week and that your investment accounts all increased beyond your e...

Goldman Sachs Promotes Diversity In Hiring

As per reports, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) has promoted 643 people to managing director, the bank's second-highest rank behind a partner, which included a higher proportion of female, Black, Asian, and Latino workers. The bank believes that more Black, Latino, and female professionals are to be...

Apple Prioritizes Production Of iPhone 13 Over iPad Amid Global Chip Crunch

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) is reducing the production of iPad tablets to allocate more components to its iPhone 13, implying the global chip supply crunch is hitting Apple harder than previously reported. The iPhone maker is prioritizing the production of its iPhone 13 output in part because it f...

Biotech Giant Amgen Releases Q3 Earnings

Amgen (AMGN) reported a 4% rise in quarterly revenue, as pandemic restrictions eased reporting adjusted earnings per share for the quarter of $4.69, beating the average analyst forecast of $4.27. Amgen's net earnings dropped 3% to $3.31 per share with a $400 million licensing-related expense from a ...

Tech’s Strong Move Carries Nasdaq & S&P 500 Higher Thursday – $INVO $LCID $NVDA $PROG $QCOM $TSLA Rise!

"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." - Jim Rohn, American Businessman, September 17, 1930 - December 5, 2009   Happy Thursday! Today, the markets ended a bit mixed overall positive after the first three days of overwhelming positive across the b...

Fed Leaves Rates Near Zero Fueling Market Records! – $AAPL $ATOS $FATE $INM $INMB $IRNT $TSLA $XBI Rise!

"Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities." - Frank Lloyd Wright, American Architect, June 8, 1867 - April 9, 1959   Happy Hump Day! For the 3rd consecutive day this week, the markets powered upward & every index ended in record territory. Today's mov...

World’s Largest Home Improvement Retailer Home Depot To Release Q3 Earnings On Nov 16

Reportedly, Home Depot, Inc. (HD) is scheduled to host its third-quarter earnings conference Call on Tuesday, November 16, at 9 a.m. ET. The webcast will be archived and will be available at approximately noon on November 16. The webcast can be reached at http://ir.homedepot.com/events-and-presentat...

Tuesday Sees Record Riddled Market Session Prior To Tomorrow’s Fed Rate Decision – $BBBY $CAR $GME $INMB $INVO Rise!

  "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." - Milton Berle, American Comedian,  July 12, 1908 - March 27, 2002   Happy Tuesday! At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Tuesday's session developed into yet another overall green day in the markets where every index ended ...

Apple Reported Revenue of $83.36B Versus $84.68B Expectations

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) misses fourth-quarter earnings estimates with its iPhone, Mac, and Wearables businesses coming up short amid the ongoing chip shortage. Some key figures from the release: Revenue of $83.36 billion was reported versus $84.68 billion expected. Earnings per share of $1.2...

Boeing Reports Q3 Miss – Dealing With 787 Dreamliner Delays

As per reports, Boeing (BA) released third-quarter earnings recently & reported an increase in revenue to $15.28 billion in the quarter, up 8% from $14.14 billion a year ago, but below the $16.3 billion analysts forecast. The company reported a $132 million net loss for the quarter though it was...

Russell 2000, Biotech, Tesla, Harley-Davidson Levitate On Nov. 1 – $ATOS $FATE $INMB $INM $INVO $TSLA $XBI Rise!

  "Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." - Mark Twain, American Writer, November 30, 1835 - April 21, 1910   Happy Monday! It was another overall green day in the markets as the first day of Nov. 1 kicked off in classic and welcomed fashion. ...

Merck Reports Quarterly Earnings Beat- Raises Outlook Point Toward Covid-19 Antiviral Molnupiravir Pill Sales

As per reports, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) is riding high on its Covid-19 antiviral molnupiravir that is expected to bring in as much as $7 billion in global sales through 2022, the figure includes up to $1 billion in revenue this year if the experimental drug is authorized in December. Merck’s M...

Surprise! Chevron Reports ‘Best Ever’ Cash Flow As Oil & Gas Prices Fly Upward

As per reports, Chevron Corporation (CVX) posted the highest quarterly profit in eight years, driven by surging oil and gas prices and a recovery in motor fuel demand. The U.S oil major posted a net income of $6.11 billion, compared with a loss of $207 million a year ago. Adjusted earnings per share...

Beverage Giant Coca-Cola To Acquire Remaining Stake In BodyArmor Now Valued At $6.59B

Reportedly, Coca-Cola Co. (KO) is now buying a remaining stake in BodyArmor that it did not already own for $5.6 billion, valuing BodyArmor at about $6.59 billion. The beverage giant is gearing up its sports drink portfolio to take on market leader, PepsiCo Inc.'s Gatorade. The deal signifies a shif...

Beverage Giant Coca-Cola Hikes Annual Outlook – Net sales jumped 16%

Beverage giant, the Coca-Cola Company (KO) reported fiscal third-quarter earnings that exceeded analysts’ estimates allowing it to hike its annual outlook again. Some key highlights from the earnings: Adjusted EPS of 65 cents was reported exceeding 58 cents expected. Revenue stood at $10.04...

Caterpillar Beats Q3 Earnings Estimates – See Increased Demand From Mining & Construction Sectors

Dow 30 component, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) reported strong third-quarter earnings, which exceeded analysts’ expectations as demand for heavy machinery across the construction and mining sectors outweighed concerns of ongoing supply-chain hangups. The company reported adjusted quarterly profit of $2...

Intel & Google Team Up To Create ‘Mount Evans’ – A New Class Of Chip Or Infrastructure Processing Unit

As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) and Alphabet Inc's (GOOG) Google Cloud are working together to create a new category of chip that Intel hopes will become a major seller in the booming cloud computing market. The chip is called Mount Evans and will be sold to others beyond Google. Tasks like...

Happy Halloween! Markets Produce Robust Weekly Harvest – $CRM $F $IRNT $LCID $NVDA $TSLA Rise!

"The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention." - John Burroughs, American Author,  April 3, 1837 - March 29, 1921   Happy Halloween Weekend All! I hope that you all had a wonderful week and that your investment accounts all increased beyond your expectations as the broad market...

Russell 2000, $XBI & Markets Roar Back On Thursday – $AAPL $ATOS $CAT $F $INM $LCID $MRK $TSLA Rise!

  "It's the steady, quiet, plodding ones who win in the lifelong race." - Robert W. Service, Scottish - Poet January 16, 1874 - September 11, 1958   Happy Thursday! It was an overall green day as Q3 corporate numbers continued to roll in mostly positive again including notable per...

McDonald’s Q4 Earnings Exceed – Higher Prices, New Menu Items – Orders Increase

McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) reported strong earnings, ahead of market estimates helped by higher prices, larger order sizes, and entry of new menu items. As pandemic-related restrictions eased and restaurants opened at full capacity, McDonald's has been gaining market share from competitors by in...

3M Releases Q3 Earnings – Raising Prices Amid Inflation & Logistics Issues

3M (MMM) reported third-quarter earnings, reporting a better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue riding on sales growth across its business units.  Post-It notes to industrial sandpaper Maker, 3M, informed it would increase product prices to deal with inflationary and supply chain pressures ...

Markets Pause As Growth Concerns Surface On Hump Day -$F $IRNT $INMB $MCD $MSFT $TSLA Rise

"When I was young I thought that money was the most important thing in life; now that I am old I know that it is." - Oscar Wilde, Irish Poet,  October 16, 1854 - November 30, 1900   Happy Hump Day! The large cap indices took a bit of a pause today after a the multi-day run, while the small...

IBM Announces Cash Dividend Of $1.64 Payable December 10, 2021

As per reports, the board of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) approved a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.64 per common share to stockholders as of November 10, 2021. The dividend is payable on December 10, 2021. The dividend is the first dividend that will be paid by IBM after...

Verizon & Amazon’s Satellite Deal Seemingly Intensifying A Bezos & Musk Clash

Reportedly, Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN) has entered into a deal with Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) to link up its planned fleet of satellites, stepping up the rivalry with Elon Musk’s StarLink system. Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos has committed $10 billion to satellite subsidiary Kuiper Systems LLC, ...

Biotech Giant Amgen Announces Q4 Dividend Payable Dec 8

As per reports, the board of Dow 30 Amgen (MGN) announced a $1.76 per share dividend for the fourth quarter of 2021 and is payable December 8, 2021 to all stockholders as of November 16, 2021. If you liked this story please consider, visiting the Atossa Therapeutics (ATOS) dedicated page at Vista ...

American Express Posts Strong Q3 Earnings As Card Spending Increases

As per reports, American Express Company (AXP) released third-quarter earnings reporting earnings per share of $2.27 a share on revenue of $10.9 billion, exceeding analysts’ estimates of $1.80 a share on revenue of $10.52 billion. Net income in the period was $1.83 billion versus $1.07 billion a y...

Large Caps Leg Forward On Tuesday – $AAPL $DIS $FATE $INMB $INVO $MSFT $PFE Rise

"A savvy entrepreneur will not always look for investment money, first." - Daymond John, American Businessman,  Born: February 23, 1969   Happy Tuesday! The large cap indices moved forward again on its relatively strong legs to end in the green. The S&P 500 closed at 4,574.79 (+.18%),...

Johnson & Johnson & Moderna Booster Shots Now Available At US Walmart & Walgreens

Reportedly, Walmart Inc. (WMT) and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (WBA) have started to administer COVID-19 booster shots from Johnson & Johnson and Moderna Inc., in addition to the previously authorized Pfizer-BioNTech booster. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said citizens can cho...

American Express UK Credit Cards Consumers To Pay Higher Interest Rates Starting February

Reportedly, American Express Company (AXP) is set to increase interest rates that it charges UK consumers’ credit cards from 22.2% to 24.5% starting February next year. The increase of 2.3 percentage is because of the rising costs of providing loyalty programs, rewards, and benefits to its custome...

John Deaton Appointed As EVP Supply Chain & Product Development at Home Depot Replacing Mark Holifield

As per reports, Home Depot, Inc. (HD) announced John Deaton as executive vice president of Supply Chain and Product Development, effective November 1, 2021, replacing Mark Holifield. Holifield, who served the company for 15 years, to join as CEO of a U.S.-based last-mile delivery firm. Deaton, a 14-...

Coca-Cola Announces Quarterly Dividend Of 42 Cents

As per reports, the board of Coca-Cola Company (KO) announced a dividend of 42 cents per common share payable on Dec. 15, 2021. The dividend is payable to shareholders as of Dec. 1, 2021. Dow 30 Component, The Coca-Cola Company (KO), is the largest total beverage company in the world. It offers 5...

Honeywell Reduces Full-Year Sales Target Amid Global Supply Chain Issues

Reportedly, Honeywell International Inc. (HON) released third-quarter earnings ended Sept. 30 reporting net sales of $8.47 billion, higher from $7.80 billion a year earlier but below analysts' average estimate of $8.65 billion. Earnings of $2.02 per share were reported beating estimates of $1.99 per...

Intel’s Q3 Hit By Industry-Wide Component Shortage

Intel Corporation (INTC) reports weak third-quarter earnings figures, driven by an industry-wide component shortage for its PC chip business leading to a 2% shrinkage during the quarter ended October 2. “We call it match sets, where we may have the CPU, but you don’t have the LCD, or you don’...

Walgreens Schedules Quarterly Dividend Payable On Dec 10

Reportedly, the board of Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) declared a quarterly dividend of 47.75 cents per share, the same as the previous quarter. The dividend is payable to stockholders of record as of Nov. 15, 2021, and is payable on Dec. 10, 2021. Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is a pharmacy-led,...

Markets Drive Higher In Concert With Tesla’s Trillionaire Move On Monday! – $BRQS $DIS $HL $INM $INMB $TSLA Rise!

  "In tennis, you strike a ball just after the rebound for the fastest return. It's the same with investment." - Masayoshi Son, Japanese Businessman, Born August 11, 1957   Happy Monday! The markets in generally leapt forward today seemingly on the positive fuel it received from V...

Some US Walmart’s Allowing Customers To Buy Bitcoin At Coinstar Kiosks

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) offers customers at some of its U.S. stores to purchase bitcoin using ATM-like machines installed by Coinstar. Coinstar, which has machines that can exchange physical coins for cash, has partnered with CoinMe, digital currency exchange to let customers buy bitc...

American Express & Goldman Collaborating To Offer Businesses Integrated Digital Payments Solutions

Reportedly, American Express (AXP) and Goldman Sachs (GS) Transaction Banking announced a collaboration to provide large corporate clients with a cloud-based payments solution that will support multiple payment options and also offer analytics and data in one integrated platform. The collaboration w...

Apple Mandates Daily Covid-19 Testing For Unvaccinated Employees

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) is requiring unvaccinated corporate employees to test for Covid-19 each time they want to enter an office, a crucial step in tightening its virus protocols while still stopping short of a vaccine mandate. The above requirement will also apply to employees who do not repo...

IBM’s Q3 Earnings Disappoint

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation's (IBM) third-quarter earnings release reported lower revenue than estimates. Adjusted earnings per share of $2.52 per share versus $2.50 per share expected. Revenue of $17.62 billion was reported versus $17.77 billion estimated. Net income dec...

Markets Experience Another Record Setting Week – $AAPL $DWAC $INM $INMB $MARK $NFLX $PHUN $TSLA Rise!

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein   Happy Weekend All! I hope that you all had a great week and that your investment accounts all shot up significantly moving in concert with the markets overall positive weekly move. Curiously, just li...

S&P 500 Closes At Record High – $AAPL $BRQS $DWAC $INMB $TSLA $XLRN Rise

"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions." - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., American Writer, August 29, 1809 - October 7, 1894   Happy Thursday! The S&P 500 moved upward to a new record high today powered by this quarter's overall positive earnings beats. The la...

Boeing Donates $1M Towards Hurricane Ida Relief Efforts ($500,000 Donation To American Red Cross)

As per reports, Boeing (NYSE: BA) has announced that it will donate $1 million from the Boeing Charitable Trust to help with disaster recovery and relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida. The fund includes a $500,000 donation to the American Red Cross that will assist with food, shelter, w...

Verizon Reports Q3 Earnings Beat – Raises Guidance – $VZ

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) quarter earnings beat analyst estimates reporting an adjusted profit of 1.41 a share, beating forecasts for $1.36 a share, on sales of $$32.9 billion, below expectations for $33.2 billion. The telecom giant raised its guidance to a range of $5.35 to $5.4...

IBM To Acquire Leading Adobe Workfront Consultancy Unit From Rego Consulting Corporation

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is acquiring Adobe Workfront consulting unit and assets from Rego Consulting Corporation to expand its hybrid cloud and AI strategy.  The company has been investing aggressively to strengthen its hybrid cloud and AI strategy and capa...

Dow 30, S&P 500, & Russell 2000 Climb On Wednesday – $ATOS $INM $INMB $INVO $PINS $VZ Rise!

"Don't go through life, grow through life." - Eric Butterworth, Canadian Educator, September 12, 1916 - April 17, 2003   Happy Hump Day! Today's markets were quite positive once again as the large indices closed higher with the S&P 500 closing at 4,536.19 (+.37%), up for the 6th consecu...

J&J’s Q3 Profits Increased With Higher Sales In Consumer, Pharmaceutical & Medical Devices Units

Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) sold $502 million of its Covid-19 vaccine in the third quarter. The Pharma giant reported adjusted EPS of $2.60 per share versus $2.35 expected. Revenue stood at $23.34 billion versus $23.72 billion expected. The company maintained its Covid vaccine sales outl...

3M Settles Claims Over Tennessee River Contamination

Reportedly, 3M (MMM) has agreed to pay about $98.4 million to settle claims that it contaminated the Tennessee River with toxic chemicals. The company agreed to resolve the lawsuit by environmental group Tennessee Riverkeeper, a separate class action by residents of Alabama's Morgan County. , and al...

$INVO Bioscience Presents Exciting Conclusions For Affordable Infertility Treatment INVOcell At #ASRM2021

The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) is dedicated to the advancement of the science and practice of reproductive medicine. The Society accomplishes its mission through the pursuit of excellence in evidence-based, life-long education and learning, through the advancement and support ...

P&G Reports Beats Q1 Estimates – Points to Inflationary Concerns

As per reports, Procter & Gamble Company (PG) reported first-quarter earnings, beating analyst estimates even as higher costs weighed on the company’s profits.  The company also raised its forecast for commodity and freight costs for the remainder of the fiscal year, warning it believes infla...

Walt Disney Receives Rare Wall Street Downgrade

Reportedly, Walt Disney Company (DIS, $170.57) stock received a rare Wall Street downgrade as Barclays put forward bold changes from the entertainment giant to reverse slowing growth at its streaming service, Disney+. Last month, Disney Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek informed that the fourth-qua...

Tuesday’s Markets Bloom On Earnings Beats – $AAPL $ATOS $FATE $INM $TLRY Rise!

"This life is worth living, we can say, since it is what we make it." - William James, American Philosopher, January 11, 1842 - August 26, 1910   Happy Tuesday! Today's markets were overwhelmingly positive to say the least.  The S&P 500 closed at 4,486.46 (+.34%), the Dow 30 closed at...

McDonalds Introducing The Plant-Based ‘McPlant Burger” In 8 U.S Outlets Starting Next Month – $MCD

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is set to start testing its plant-based McPlant burger in eight U.S. outlets from Nov. 3 for a limited time. The plant-based burger is developed in partnership with vegan meat maker Beyond Meat to develop meatless alternatives. The burger is already availab...

Boeing Faces Protest From Employees Amid Vaccination Mandate

Reportedly, some 200 Boeing Co (BA) employees and others have staged a protest over the planemaker's COVID-19 vaccine mandate for U.S. workers. Waving signs like "coercion is not consent," and "stop the mandate," was witnessed outside Boeing's factory in Everett, north of Seattle. "It's my choice...

Goldman Sachs Beats Estimates As IBank Revs Surge Nearly 90%! – $GS

Reportedly, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) reported their Q3 results, which exceeded analysts’ expectations, as investment banking revenue surged nearly 90%. Earning Highlights: Earnings of $14.93 a share were reported versus $10.18 estimated. Revenue of $13.61 billion was reported, a 26% i...

Verizon Joins The List Of Federal Contractors Issuing Vaccine Mandate For Its U.S Workforce

As per reports, VVerizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) has issued a vaccination mandate for its U.S. workforce, under President Joe Biden's federal contractor executive order. Verizon, a federal contractor said that thousands of non-union U.S. employees must be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8 under the execu...

Apple Reportedly Fires Texas Employee Leading The #AppleToo Movement

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) has fired an employee who encouraged and led a movement encouraging workers to come out and share their concerns about the tech giant. Janneke Parrish was working in Austin, Texas, area as a program manager for the company's Maps service, and was fired during an internal...

Walgreens Q4 Earnings Exceeded Expectations – Informs Rise In Covid-19 Vaccinations

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) exceeded Wall Street’s expectations for fiscal fourth-quarter earnings, as the demand for Covid-19 vaccines increases. During the quarter, Walgreens administered 13.5 million vaccines, nearly double the approximately 7 million it had expected in the t...

Coca-Cola Eyes 2022 IPO For Majority Owned Coca-Cola Beverages Africa

As per reports, Coca-Cola Co. (KO) is seeking a value of 7 billion euros ($8.1 billion) for its Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, expected to list next year. Bank of America Corp., Morgan Stanley, and Standard Bank Group Ltd. are being enlisted to run the initial public offering. As per sources, the final...

Boeing Reports Increase In September Aircraft Deliveries

As per reports, Boeing (BA) informed that they have fulfilled an increase in airplane deliveries to 35 in September, as domestic travel revived, but its 787 aircraft is still dealing with structural defects. Out of the 35 jetliners delivered last month, 26 were 737 MAX passenger jets and one aircraf...

Walgreens Announces Investment Of An Additional $5.2B In VillageMD

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is to invest an additional $5.2B in VillageMD care providers as the pharmacy chain aims to expand primary healthcare services at its stores. The investment increases Walgreens' stake in VillageMD to 63% from 30%, while the latter plans to go public next ...

Monday’s Markets Trend Positively – $AAPL $INM $INMB $INVO $TSLA Rise!

"People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do." - Isaac Asimov, American Scientist, January 2, 1920 - April 6, 1992   Happy Monday! I hope that you all had a great day in the markets, wherever the first day of the trading or work week has landed you. Over...

Markets Experience Overall Bullish Weekly Move – $AAPL $AMZN $FATE $INMB $TSLA Rise!

"True life is lived when tiny changes occur."  - Leo Tolstoy, Russian Novelist, September 9, 1828 - November 20, 1910   Happy Weekend All! I hope that you all had a wonderful week and that your investment accounts swelled to much higher levels long with the widespread positive move that t...

Markets Fly On Thursday As The Yield Curve Chills- $AAPL $INM $INMB $INVO $MRNA $NBSE $TSLA Rise!

"If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster." - Clint Eastwood, American Actor, Born: May 31, 1930   Happy Thursday! Wow! It is amazing how different a day in the markets can be sometimes. Today was no different, as it was an overwhelmingly positive day that I am almost certain must have enrich...

INVO Bioscience Schedules Opening Of 3rd INVO Center “Positib Fertility” – Advanced Fertility Care Utilizing The Efficient, Effective, & Affordable INVOcell Solution – $INVO

Infertility is a condition of the reproductive system that prevents the conception of children. It is estimated to affect between 8 and 12% of reproductive-aged couples worldwide. Today, INVO Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVO), a medical device company focused on commercializing the world’s only i...

Reportedly, Broadcom & Texas Instruments Component Issues Causing Supply Constraints for Apple’s iPhone 13

As per reports, Apple (AAPL) is seeking to lower its iPhone 13 production targets for 2021 by as many as 10 million units as chip shortages continue to worry the industry. Apple was expecting to produce 90 million new iPhone models in the last three months of the year but, the total will be lower be...

World’s Largest Aerospace Co. Boeing Requiring U.S. Employees To Be Vaccinated By Dec. 8 Following Executive Order Issued By The White House

Reportedly, Boeing Co. (BA) announced that it will require its 125,000 U.S. employees to be vaccinated by Dec. 8 under an executive order issued by President Joe Biden for federal contractors. "Boeing is requiring its U.S.-based employees to either show proof of vaccination or have an approved re...

InMed Pharma ($INM) Acquires BayMedica Seeking To Accelerate The Commercialization of Rare Cannabinoids!

  There are over 2,000 years of documented history of the health benefits of Cannabis in humans which stems primarily from the fact that the human body produces 2 cannabinoids naturally called endocannabinoids and therefore have natural affinity to interact with these compounds on a biologic...

Walgreens Appoints Holly May, EVP & Global Chief Human Resources Officer & Anita Allemand, Chief Transformation and Integration Officer

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) announced two major executive leadership positions, where Holly May was appointed Executive Vice President and Global Chief Human Resources Officer, and Anita Allemand was appointed Chief Transformation and Integration Officer. May and Allemand will repo...

Hump Day Sees Positive Market Turn As Yield Curve Flattens – $AG $ATOS $FATE $INMB $NBSE $PLUG $TSLA Rise!

  "In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd." - Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish Novelist, September 29, 1547 - April 23, 1616   Happy Hump Day! I hope that you all had a a great Wednesday and that the markets positive swing helped to buoy each and everyone of yo...

IBM Shareholders To Receive One Share of Kyndryl Services Stock For Every Five Shares of IBM Stock

Reportedly, the board of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has approved the previously announced separation of Kyndryl, the company’s managed infrastructure services business. The IBM board of directors declared a pro-rata distribution to IBM stockholders of 80.1 percent of the out...

Beverage Giant Coca-Cola Schedules ESG Presentation On Nov 3 Led By Bea Perez, SVP & Chief Communications & Sustainability and Strategic Partnerships Officer

As per reports, the Coca-Cola Company (KO) has scheduled to discuss the company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) priorities during a webcast with investors on Nov. 3 at 11 a.m. ET. The event will be hosted by Bea Perez, Senior Vice President, and Chief Communications & Sustainabil...

IBM & Raytheon Technologies Announce Collaboration Offering Enhanced Solutions In Aerospace, Defense & Intelligence Solutions

As per reports, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and Raytheon Technologies (RTX) have entered a strategic collaboration agreement to jointly develop advanced artificial intelligence, cryptographic and quantum solutions for the aerospace, defense, and intelligence industries includin...

Verizon & Partners Launch Women’s CoLab, An Initiative Empowering Women

Reportedly, Verizon and its partners announced the launch of Women’s CoLab, an initiative providing women with essential resources to help them achieve success in an increasingly digital economy, and assisting them to re-enter the workforce and realize their career ambitions. Women’s CoLab found...

Large Caps Trend Lower As Russell 2000 & Biotechs Turn Green On Tuesday – $FATE $INMB $TSLA $XBI Rise!

"Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star." - W. Clement Stone, American Businessman, May 4, 1902 - September 3, 2002   Happy Tuesday! I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday, you enjoyed the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angles Dodgers last night, and that Tuesday followed...

Visa To Now Offer Visa Installments In Australia With ANZ & Quest Payment Systems

Reportedly, Visa (V) has announced the expansion of Visa Installments in Australia in partnership with one of the country’s largest financial institutions, ANZ, and merchant payment provider, Quest.  The solution allows  Australian shoppers to access "Buy Now, Pay Later" (BNPL) financing via the...

Honeywell Expects 7400 New Business Jet Deliveries As Travel Rebounds

Reportedly, Honeywell International Inc (HON) raised its outlook for business jet deliveries, as the travel sector rebounds after Covid-19 restrictions begin to ease globally. The company now forecast up to 7,400 new business jet deliveries worth $238 billion from 2022 to 2031, an increase of 1% fro...

Home Depot Say ‘Yes’ To Walmart’s GoLocal Fast Delivery Service

As per reports, Walmart (WMT) has gained Home Depot (HD), as its first client for its new GoLocal fast delivery service. The service includes same-day and next-day delivery at select stores in New Mexico, Arkansas, and Texas initially, before expanding to other markets by year-end.  The items Walma...

Visa To Release Fourth-Quarter Earnings On Oct 26

As per reports, Visa Inc. ( V) is to announce its fiscal fourth quarter and full-year 2021 financial results on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, after the market closes. The Visa’s executive management team will host a live audio webcast beginning at 2:00 p.m. P.T (5:00 p.m. ET) to discuss the results....

Monday’s Columbus Day Markets End In The Red – $ENPH $INMB $SHIP $TSLA $XBI Rise!

 "If I had to live my life again, I'd make the same mistakes, only sooner." - Tallulah Bankhead, American Actress, January 31, 1902 - December 12, 1968   Happy Monday! I hope that you are having an amazing Columbus Day holiday.  As for the markets, they started off well enough heading int...

Honeywell Announces Q3 Earnings Release Date

As per reports, Honeywell (HON) is set to release its Q3 financial results before the market opens on Friday, October 22, followed by a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EDT. Link & Dial-In Details: Dial (301) 715-8592 with meeting ID is 996 7173 6928 and the access code is 528460. A real-time aud...

AmEx’s Adds Walmart Rewards To Its $695-A-Year Platinum Card

As per reports, American Express Co. (AXP) is adding the perks available to customers of its high-end Platinum Card to include rewards from Walmart Inc (WMT). The $695-a-year card will now offer statement credits for Walmart+ members, a membership program that offers customers free shipping for onli...

Debt-Ceiling Extension & Energy Fuels

Debt-Ceiling Extension & Energy Fuels Stock Market Bounce To Produce Weekly Gains – $CCXI $INVO $NFLX $TSLA $XLE Rise!

"The deal machinations many companies put themselves through, while certainly a bonanza for investment bankers, can confound the typical investor." - Whitney Tilson, American Businessman, Born 1966   Happy Weekend All! I hope that you all had a wonderful week and that the rebound in the mar...

FAANG Powered Jump in Nasdaq

Holiday Shortened Inauguration Jammed Week Sees Outsized FAANG Powered Jump in Nasdaq While The Russell Continues

During this MLK-holiday shortened inauguration day filled week, we had to fit all of our investing/trading in to four days. However, it was a very positive overall four days where all indices ended in the green and achieved to all-time highs. Indeed, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite roared like a li...

Coca Cola Turns To 3 So-called Bulk Carriers As Container Rates Rise

Reportedly, Coca-Cola Company (KO) is switching its cargoes to vessels that are normally only used by industrial commodity traders. The company usually transports materials around the world in the same 20-foot steel boxes that haul everything from toys to bicycles, but due to constrained capacity, t...

Biotech Giant Amgen Makes Investment In Precision Medicines for Brain Diseases Focused Neumora Therapeutics

As per reports, U.S. biotech giant, Amgen In. (AMGN), has made a $100-million equity investment in Neumora Therapeutics, and simultaneously is allowing Neumora to obtain the global rights to develop and sell certain of Amgen's experimental drugs for neurodegenerative diseases. Neumora Therapeutics, ...

Boeing Announces Q3 Earnings Release Date

Reportedly, the Boeing Company (BA) to release its fiscal third quarter, 2021 earnings on Wednesday, October 27, followed by a conference call that day at 10:30 a.m. ET. President & Chief Executive Officer David Calhoun and Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer Brian West to hos...

Emirates Airline Seeking Timetable Update For Boeing’s 777X Deliveries

As per reports, the head of Dubai's Emirates airline has urged U.S. planemaker Boeing (BA) to provide more clarity over the timetable for its delayed 777X jetliner, raising concerns that the schedule would affect complex fleet plans across the group. "We work to precision. I struggle with others wh...

Markets Turn Positive On Debt-Ceiling & Jobs Reports On Thursday – $AAPL $ATOS $DIS $INMB $INVO $TSLA Rise!

"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" - Audrey Hepburn, British Actor, May 4, 1929 - January 20, 1993   Happy Thursday! I hope that you had an amazing day.  As for the markets, they saw an overwhelmingly positive move today as our US politicians were expected & ...

Procter & Gamble Schedules Its Annual Shareholder Meet For Oct 12

As per reports, David S. Taylor, Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) to lead the Procter & Gamble 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, beginning at 12:00 p.m.ET. Interested parties can view t...

Hump Day Produces A Market Rodeo Ride – $AAPL $BAC $DIS $SPCE $TSLA Rise!

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday." - Don Marquis, American Poet, July 29, 1878 - December 29, 1937   Happy Hump Day! I hope all is well for you and yours today and that you found many ways to increase the value of your investment accounts. As for the markets, the lar...

Nike Continues To Rule As Top Choice Among Teens

Reportedly, NIKE, Inc. (NKE) has gained the number 1 apparel brand spot among teens for the eleventh straight year, also a top choice for teens when it comes to footwear, as surveyed by Piper Sandler’s latest "Taking Stock with Teens" survey. The list is followed by Vans at spot 2, and Nike’s-ow...

Microsoft Launches Windows 11- Informs “Phased & Measured” Rollout

Reportedly, Microsoft (MSFT) has launched its latest operating system Windows 11 worldwide, claiming it to be fast and with updated features. Most distinctly, it comes with a new Start Menu, located in the middle of the taskbar, along with modernized new Settings menus and options. Microsoft inform...

J&J Seeking FDA Approval For Authorization Of Its COVID-19 Vaccine Booster

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson has submitted data to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization of a booster shot of its COVID-19 vaccine in people aged 18 and above. The submission includes data from a late-stage study reporting a booster given 56 days after the fi...

McDonald’s Preparing For Zero Emissions By 2050

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) has set a new target to cut global greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050, the burger giant informed that it was working with the nonprofit Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) to change its existing climate change targets. The burger giant now aim...

Nike Announces Re-Opening Of Its Nike Sport Research Lab (NSRL) In Beaverton, OR

As per reports, NIKE, Inc. (NKE) announced the re-opening of its Nike Sport Research Lab (NSRL) in the new LeBron James Innovation Center, placed at the center of Nike’s campus in Beaverton, Oregon. The new NSRL is five times larger than the original,  created 40 years ago in Exeter, New Hampshi...

Coca-Cola Announces Q3 2021 Earnings Release On October 27

As per reports, the Coca-Cola Company is to release its third-quarter 2021 financial results on Oct. 27 before the market opens, followed by an investor conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET to review and discuss the results. Interested parties can join the event on the company's website. Dow 30 Compon...

Tuesday’s Stock Market Sees Green Rebound – $AAPL $ATOS $FB $INMB $INVO $NFLX Rise!

"Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday." - Don Marquis, American Poet, July 29, 1878 - December 29, 1937   Happy Tuesday! I hope that you all had wonderful day and as for the markets, they rebounded solidly across the board. 9 of the 11 sectors closed in positive territory...

Honeywell Increases Annual Cash Dividend Payable December 3, 2021

Reportedly, the board of Honeywell (HON) approved an increase in the company's regular annual cash dividend from $3.72 to $3.92 per share. The raise will be effective starting with the fourth-quarter dividend of $.98 per share, payable on December 3, 2021, out of surplus to shareholders of record at...

Chevron To Release Q3 Earnings On Oct 29

As per reports, Chevron Corporation (CVX) will release its Q3 earnings results on Friday, October 29, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. ET (8:00 a.m. PT).  The live webcast can be reached at the company’s website. Interested parties can dial in: Listen-only mode: 929-477-0308 or 800-289-0449 with Conference ...

Energy Leads Markets As Tech Falls On Monday – $CVX $INVO $RKLY $TSLA $XENE Rise

"Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out." - Benjamin Franklin   Happy Monday! I hope that you all had a great start to your work week and that the markets treated you well enough today. Unfortunately, it was an overall down day in the markets as 8 of 11 sector's ...

Walgreens Considering Deal With Arlington, Virginia-Based Evolent Health?

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is considering a deal to acquire Arlington, Virginia-based, Evolent Health Inc., the healthcare group. Evolent has a platform that helps providers like hospitals and doctors manage their costs. It also works on behalf of health insurers and assists to ge...

McDonald’s Returns With Its Iconic McRib!

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is bringing back its cult classic menu item, the McRib, which is a BBQ favorite, and is made of seasoned boneless pork, barbecue sauce, onions, and pickles on a bun, will be available on menus beginning November 1. The McRib has had a substantial following ...

Disney & Scarlett Johansson Settle Dispute Over ‘Black Widow’ Movie

As per reports, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) and actress, Scarlett Johansson jointly announced the settlement of their legal dispute arising from the release of the Marvel superhero movie "Black Widow.” The terms of the settlement between the parties remained undisclosed. In July, Johansson accu...

Stock Market Pulls Back Until Friday's Solid Rebound

Stock Market Pulls Back Until Friday’s Solid Rebound – $DIS $F $INMB $INVO $NFLX $TSLA Move Higher

"Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming." - John Wooden, American Coach, October 14, 1910 - June 4, 2010   Happy Weekend All! I hope that you all had a great week and that the overall...

Merck’s Oral COVID-19 Antiviral Drug Showing To Be Efficacious Against Variants

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc.'s (MRK) experimental oral COVID-19 antiviral drug, molnupiravir is expected to produce promising results against variants of the coronavirus, including the dominant, highly transmissible Delta. Molnupiravir does not target the spike protein of the virus, which all ...

Q3 Ends With A Hard Close on Thursday — $AMC $ATOS $INMB $INVO $SHIP $SPCE Move Higher!

"One fails forward toward success." - Charles Kettering, American Inventor, August 29, 1876 - November 25, 1958   Happy End Of The Quarter! I hope that you all had a wonderful day in general, but unfortunately the markets were decidedly working against us from the start and closed even lowe...

Merck Appoints Board Member Thomas H. Glocer As Independent Lead Director Effective Immediately

Reportedly, the board of Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) announced the appointment of Thomas H. Glocer as independent lead director effective immediately. Mr. Glocer has served on the Merck Board of Directors since 2007 and has extensive management, technology, operational, and international business ex...

Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) To Release Q3 Results On Oct 20

As per reports, Verizon Communications, Inc. is to announce third-quarter 2021 earnings on Wednesday, October 20, beginning at 8:30 a.m. ET. All the necessary materials will be available on the website at 7:30 a.m. Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) is a worldwide leader in delivering communicatio...

Microsoft Allows Third-Party Storefronts On Its App Store Without Fees

Reportedly, Microsoft (MSFT) allows Epic Games Inc, Amazon.com Inc (AMZN), and other firms to integrate their app stores into the technology giant's marketplace, giving more options to third-party developers. The company said it would not take a cut from app developers' revenue when the apps manage ...

JOIN TRIBE PUBLIC’s WEBINAR IN ~1-Hour – “Improving White Matter Integrity In Alzheimer’s Disease” -With INmune Bio’s CEO

Alzheimer’s Disease is an immunologic disease with the neurological symptoms of dementia and psychiatric dysfunction. Unfortunately, the onset of Alzheimer’s is all to common as we advance in age and it is estimated that by mid‐century, the number of Americans age 65 and older with Alzheimer's...

Visa To Expand Operations & Hiring In Midtown Atlanta

Reportedly, Visa Inc.(V) to open a new office in Atlanta next year as part of an expansion in the city. Visa’s new office will be based at 1200 Peachtree Street in Midtown Atlanta district and will have employees performing a range of functions, focussing mainly on technology and client services. ...

JOIN TOMORROW’S TRIBE PUBLIC WEBINAR (Sept. 30 at 8:30am PT) “Improving White Matter Integrity In Alzheimer’s Disease” – INmune Bio $INMB

Alzheimer’s Disease is an immunologic disease with the neurological symptoms of dementia and psychiatric dysfunction. Unfortunately, the onset of Alzheimer’s is all to common as we advance in age and it is estimated that by mid‐century, the number of Americans age 65 and older with Alzheimer's...

Hump Day Invites

Hump Day Invites Market Swing For Large Caps- $BA $DLTR $NFLX Jump!

  "The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." - Michelangelo, Italian Artist, March 6, 1475 - February 18, 1564   Happy Hump Day! I hope you all had a wonderful day and that the...

Walmart Health Centers Partners With Epic Systems To Offer Easy Access To “e-health” Records

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. has entered a partnership with electronic health records company Epic Systems to support all of the retailer’s health and wellness lines of business. Epic’s technology platform will offer patients a consolidated health record across care settings, multiple so...

American Express Schedules Quarterly Dividend Payable Nov 10

As per reports, the Board of American Express Company (AXP) announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.43 per common share to shareholders as of October 8, 2021. The dividend is payable on November 10, 2021. Dow 30 component American Express Company (AXP) and its subsidiaries provide customers ...

Nike Teams Up With Award-Winning Singer Billie Eilish To Launch “100% Vegan” Air Jordans

Reportedly, Nike, Inc. (NKE) is set to launch two pairs of "100% vegan" Air Jordan sneakers on Sep 27, in collaboration with award-winning singer Billie Eilish, 19. Eilish announced the sneakers on her social media handle, showcasing two options a green pair of Air Jordan 1KO, and a tan pair of Air ...

JPMorgan Chase & Co Invests More Than $60 Million In MDI’s

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) has invested in 10 banks with diverse leadership, acquiring stakes with a total value of more than $60 million. The bank is giving its customers free access to thousands of ATMs as part of its initiative and also to help address the racial wealth gap. The ...

Reportedly, Merck Expected To Close $11B Deal With Blood-Related Disorder Therapeutics Firm Acceleron Pharma

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) is in advanced talks to acquire drugmaker Cambridge, Massachusetts-based, Acceleron Pharma Inc (XLRN) .  Acceleron is focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutics to treat blood-related disorders.  As per a Bloomberg report, ...

You May Have To Wait For Apple’s Newly Launched “Pre-ordered” iPhone 13

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) iPhone customers will have to wait for a few more weeks to get their new iPhone 13, as strong demand and supply chain delays lead to one of the longest waiting times for the phone in recent years. Analysts at Credit Suisse & J.P.Morgan informed that the customers across ...

Energy & T-Yields

Energy & T-Yields Rise As Markets Sour On Tuesday – $AMPL Direct Listing & $GOGO Jump!

  "I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand." - Confucius, Chinese Philosopher, 551 BC - 479 BC   Happy Tuesday! I hope the second day of the trading week did not hurt your investment accounts too much, but the overall markets did indeed sell off today clos...

Nike Q1 Earnings – Supply Chain Issues & Brands Digital Success Highlighted

NIKE, Inc. (NKE) recently released Q1 earnings which were 'curbed' by supply-chain issues, as manufacturing delays due to factory shutdowns in facilities in Asia continued. The sportswear giant reported revenue of $ 12.2 billion vs. $12.47 billion expected. Adjusted earnings of $1.16 cents were repo...

Energy & Small Caps Close Strongly

Energy & Small Caps Close Strongly During Monday’s Session – $DIS $INMB $INVO $SHIP $TSLA Move Higher

"I'm a very strong believer in listening and learning from others." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg, American Judge, March 15, 1933 - September 18, 2020   Happy Monday! I hope the first trading session of the week suited you well and that you are geared up to see further progress tomorrow. Monday's ...

UnitedHealthcare Offering Apple Fitness+ To Fully Insured Members At No Additional Cost

Reportedly, UnitedHealthcare (UNH) is offering its fully insured members (approximately 3 million) in most states with Apple (AAPL)  watch to sign up for Apple Fitness+ and get a 12-month subscription at no additional cost to Apple Fitness+, starting Nov 1. The first fitness service is built entire...

American Express Schedules Q3 Earnings Release On Oct 22

As per reports, American Express Company (AXP) is to release its third-quarter 2021 financial results on Friday, October 22, 2021, followed by a live audio webcast of its earnings conference call at 8:30 a.m. (ET). The webcast can be reached at the company’s website at https://ir.americanexpress.c...

Apple Announces Bonuses To Store Employees

As per a Bloomberg report, Apple (AAPL) to pay one-time bonuses of as much as $1,000 to store employees next month. The company will give out $1,000 to retail staff hired before Mar. 31, while those who joined later will get $500, as per the reports. Employees that are working for the holiday shoppi...

Walmart Closes $2B Green Bond Offering The First Under Green Financing Framework

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. has announced that it has closed its previously announced $2 billion inaugural green bond offering. Net proceeds will be allocated to fund current and prospective projects to advance Walmart’s sustainability goals.  The green bond is Walmart’s first offering...

Salesforce Increases Full-Year Guidance Figures

CRM giant and Dow 30 component, Salesforce.com Inc (CRM), upwardly revised its full-year revenue forecast, as the pandemic-driven shift to hybrid work increased demand for its cloud-based software. Deals, including the acquisition of Slack, a workplace messaging app, helped the company to dodge comp...

JP Morgan Announces Increase In Quarterly Dividend

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) announced a quarterly dividend of $1.00 per share on the outstanding shares of the common stock of JPMorgan Chase. The board announced the dividend date as October 31, 2021, to stockholders of record at the close of business on October 6, 2021. The quarter d...

Apple’s Ad-Tracking Rules A Cause Concern For Facebook?

Recently as  per reports, Facebook Inc's (FB) shares dropped lowest since July, after warning Apple Inc. (AAPL) new data collection restrictions might hurt its third-quarter results. The social media giant is already witnessing a decline in its digital advertising business after Apple implemented a...

UnitedHealth Group To Release Q3 Results On Oct 14

As per reports, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated  (UNH) is to release its third-quarter 2021 financial results on Thursday, October 14, 2021, before the market opens, followed by a teleconference at 8:45 a.m. ET to discuss the results with analysts and investors. The webcast of the call can be reach...

Markets Swing Higher

Markets Swing Higher After Early Week Debt Fears – $AAPL $CRM $F $INMB $TSLA See Weekly Gains

  "Blessed are those who give without remembering and take without forgetting." - Elizabeth Bibesco, British Poet, February 26, 1897 - April 7, 1945   Happy Weekend All! I hope that you you all had a great week and that the markets treated you handsomely.  As for the markets, it ...

Rare Cannabinoid Leader InMed Pharmaceuticals (INM) Reports Fiscal 2021 Progress – Strengthened Balance Sheet, BayMedica Acquisition, & Pharmaceutical Drug Developments

InMed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INM) is a clinical-stage company developing a pipeline of cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical drug candidates, initially focused on the therapeutic benefits of cannabinol (“CBN”) and is developing IntegraSyn™ to produce pharmaceutical-grade cannabinoids. The Company...

Reduce Use Of Plastic In Happy Meal

McDonalds To Reduce Use Of Plastic In Happy Meal Children Toys

Reportedly, Fast food giant McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is planning to reduce the use of plastic in more than 1 billion Happy Meal children's toys, it sells globally each year by the end of 2025. Toys will be made from plant-based or recycled plastics, allowing the company to reduce its use of vi...

Neuroinflammation As A Possible Cause For Alzheimer’s

Study Reveals Neuroinflammation As A Possible Cause For Alzheimer’s

As per reports, Doctors are studying the possibility of amyloid plaque lodged between the brain’s nerve cells and tangled tau protein fibers forming within the cells as the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. The study suggests combination therapies addressing both amyloid plaque buildup and neuroi...

Disney Informs Content Production Delays

Disney Informs Content Production Delays As Contagious Delta Variant Surges

As per reports, Walt Disney (DIS) Co-Chief Executive Officer Bob Chapek raised concern over delay in the production of some of its titles, caused by the resurgence of the Delta variant of the coronavirus. Shares of the company dropped after the statement, which was already hit hard by the coronavi...

Bamboo Airways Enters ~$2B Deal With GE For Engines On Boeing Jets

As per reports, Vietnam's Bamboo Airways has entered a deal with General Electric (GE) to purchase GEnx engines to power Boeing (BA)) 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft for nearly $2 billion. The company informed the GEnx engines, due to be delivered in 2022, will be used on the airline's wide-body Dreamline...

Rosy As Jobless Claims Data Confirm Fed's Position

Thursday’s Markets Close Rosy As Jobless Claims Data Confirm Fed’s Position – $ATOS $CRM $DIS $GOED $INMB Move Higher

"As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round." - Ben Hogan, American Golfer, August 13, 1912 - July 25, 1997   Happy Thursday!  Yes indeed, the good ole' Fed's move yesterday to confirm its accommodative "low-interest rates/asset purcha...

Acute Labor Shortage

Walgreens Raising Bonuses & Rewards For Pharmacists To Retain During Acute Labor Shortage

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) to give a one-time bonus of $1,250 to its full-time pharmacists and a $1,000 payment to part-time pharmacists, as major retailers try to retain people amid an acute labor shortage, resulting in companies raising wages and providing incentives to employees ah...

Digital Retail Bank Chase

JP Morgan Enters British Market With Launch Of Digital Retail Bank Chase

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is challenging British rivals with the launch of its long-awaited digital retail bank, Chase. The launch marks the entry into retail banking outside North America by one of the United States' most dominant lenders, building pressure on British incumbents suc...

Energy & IPO's Rise On Hump Day

Fed Reconfirms Accommodation While Markets, Energy & IPO’s Rise On Hump Day – $ATOS $INMB $NFLX $TOST $TSLA Move Higher

"Progress is man's ability to complicate simplicity." - Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian Explorer, October 6, 1914 - April 18, 2002   Happy Hump Day!  Yes indeed, the good ole' Fed remains accommodative keeping interest rates in place, while also suggesting that tapering may be warranted at some ...

Tomorrow's Interest Rate Decision

Mixed Markets On Tuesday Prior To Tomorrow’s Interest Rate Decision – $COP $INMB $INVO $RWLK $TSLA Move Higher

"Economics is all about consumption. People either spend money now or they use financial instruments - like bonds, stocks and savings accounts - so they can spend more later." - Adam Davidson, American Journalist   Happy Second Day Of The Week!  As we await for the Fed's rate decision tomo...

Commercialization of Rare Cannabinoids

Invitation To Today’s FREE Presentation: “InMed Pharmaceuticals (INM): Accelerating The Commercialization of Rare Cannabinoids”

You are cordially invited to join me at Vista Partners' sister organization FREE Tribe Public Webinar Presentation and Q&A Event which will be held today, Tuesday, September 21 (8:30 am PT/ 11:30 am ET). Tribe Public's (www.tribepublic.com) complimentary worldwide webinars are efficient 30-minu...

Shipt Skillshare Sofar Sounds

Visa Releases Shipt, Skillshare, Sofar Sounds Benefits For U.S. Consumer Credit Cardholders

Reportedly, Visa (V) announced exclusive benefits for Visa’s U.S. Consumer Credit cardholders, with three exclusive benefits, such as Shipt, Skillshare, and Sofar Sounds. Eligible cardholders can enjoy; Free Shipt membership to receive free same-day delivery on groceries and household essenti...

US Debt Ceiling Uncertainties Disrupt Markets

Evergrande – US Debt Ceiling Uncertainties Disrupt Markets On Monday – $EDSA $PFE $ZIVO Charge Upward

  "Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better." - Samuel Beckett, Irish Playright, April 13, 1906 - December 22, 1989   Greetings To You All On Monday Afternoon! Outside of a few bright spots, the markets on Monday made many investors sober up a bit to t...

J&J To Host Q3 Results Call On Oct 19th

Healthcare Giant J&J To Host Q3 Results Call On Oct 19th

Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) announced to host a conference call for investors at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 19th to review and analyze third-quarter results. The call will be hosted by Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Joseph J. Wolk. Teh. The senior leadership wil...

Salesforce Schedules Annual Investor Day

Salesforce Schedules Annual Investor Day On Sept. 23

Reportedly, Dow 30 component Salesforce (CRM) is to hold its annual Investor Day on Thursday, Sept. 23 beginning at 8:00 a.m. (PT) / 11:00 a.m. (ET). The live broadcast and on-demand replay can be reached at www.salesforce.com/investorday2021 and at www.salesforce.com/investor.  Vista Partners L...

New iPhone 13

Apple Launches Four New Versions Of Its New iPhone 13

Apple (AAPL) unveiled its new iPhone 13, introducing four versions the iPhone 13 mini, the iPhone 13, the iPhone 13 Pro, and the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The phones will be available from Sept. 24, and range in prices from $699 for the iPhone mini to $1,099 for the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The design of the iPh...

Markets Turn

Markets Turn A Little ‘Chilly’ This Week, But $FATE $FORG $MDB $SHIP $TSLA Heat It Up!

"In the post-industrial economy, ideas and great minds often provide far greater return on investment than any other resources or capital investments." - Marvin Ammori, American Lawyer   Happy Saturday All! I hope that you had a great week and that your weekend is going well too. As for the ...

Walmart To Begin Testing Autonomous Vehicle Delivery Service In 3 Cities

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) will begin testing autonomous vehicle delivery services in three cities with Ford and self-driving car company Argo.  The retail giant will use hybrid Ford Escape SUVs augmented along with Argo's AI technology. In 2017, Ford invested $1 billion in Argo and Vo...

Goldman Acquiring Fintech Firm

Goldman Acquiring Fintech Firm GreenSky For $2.24B

As per reports, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) is buying Atlanta-based, GreenSky Inc. for about $2.24 billion, extending its Marcus consumer-banking platform, a company offering payment plans to customers with home-improvement projects or health-care needs. The bank will pay 0.03 share of its common ...

Cisco Expects Revenue Coming From Subscriptions

Cisco Expects Revenue Coming From Subscriptions To Increase To 50%

As per reports, Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) forecasts that within four years, about half its revenue will come from software and other recurring sales, however, the high chip prices in its hardware business will keep pressuring overall profits, informed its chief financial officer. The company is shif...

Markets Provide A Wild Ride

Thursday’s Markets Provide A Wild Ride – $ATOS $DASH $FORG $INMB $INVO Move Higher

"Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching." - Satchel Paige, American Baseball Player, July 7, 1906 - June 8, 1982 Happy Thursday! I hope that all of you had a great day and that you your investment accounts swelled to levels beyond your i...

Microsoft & Google

Microsoft & Google To Serve As Public Cloud Providers For Wells Fargo

As per reports, Microsoft (MSFT) and Alphabet Inc's Google have been chosen by Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) to serve as its public cloud providers, embracing a multi-cloud approach. Microsoft's Azure will serve as the bank's primary cloud provider, while Google Cloud will provide additional business-...

Caterpillar CEO

Caterpillar CEO Reveals Shortage of Suppliers’ Workers Increasing Supply-Chain Delays

As per reports, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) is having a tough time getting the materials it needs from suppliers facing labor crunch, adding another hurdle for the machinery maker that is already amid a global chip shortfall. The delays may keep it from fully meeting demand this year. Chief Executive Of...

Stephen Scherr

Goldman Announces Appointment Of New CFO To Succeed Stephen Scherr

Reportedly, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) has appointed Denis Coleman, as its chief financial officer effective year-end and is taking over from current CFO Stephen Scherr, 57. Coleman, 47, is currently serving as the co-head of the global financing group in Goldman's investment banking division. Go...

Microsoft Initiates Quarterly Dividend

Microsoft Initiates Quarterly Dividend Increase & Up To $60 Billion In Share Repurchases

Reportedly, the board of Microsoft (MSFT) has announced a quarterly dividend of $.62/share, a 6 cent or 11% increase over the previous quarter's dividend. The dividend is payable on Dec. 9, 2021, to shareholders of record on Nov. 18, 2021. The board announced the authorization of a new share repurc...

Walgreens

YIKES! – Walgreens COVID-19 Test Registration System Reportedly Exposed Data

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance COVID-19 test registration system has exposed millions of data of people, including their phone numbers and email addresses. The data potentially also exposed names, dates of birth, and gender identities on the open web for anyone to see and for the multiple ad tr...

Markets Treat Investors Across The Board On Wednesday! – $ATOS $BROS $INVO $IRNT $ONON Move Higher

"One of the rules I've learned is that struggling to try and think your way into making an investment is usually the best way to not have a great outcome." - Stephen A. Schwarzman, American Businessman   Happy Wednesday! I hope that all of you had a wonderful day and that you profited again...

BTIG Downgrades Nike

BTIG Downgrades Nike From Buy To Neutral – Supply Chain Disruptions Continue

Reportedly, BTIG has downgraded NIKE, Inc. (NKE) rating from Buy to Neutral amid supply chain disruptions. The rising COVID-19 cases in Vietnam with its fully vaccinated rate of only between 4% and 5% has forced Vietnamese government officials to close down manufacturing facilities throughout the ...

Apple TV

Watch-out Disney+ Spending Is Being Boosted On Apple TV+ Content & Marketing

As per reports, Apple Inc (AAPL) announces to spend more than $500 million on marketing its streaming service, Apple TV+, this year. The company also intends to majorly increase its output of new TV shows and movies to at least once a week in 2022, almost more than double its pace this year. Apple'...

JPMorgan

JPMorgan Chase Entered Agreement To Acquire ‘The Infatuation’

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) has entered an agreement to acquire the popular restaurant discovery platform that provides honest recommendations for where to eat, The Infatuation. JPMorgan Chase will acquire The Infatuation’s entire business, including Zagat. The deal promises the ban...

Disney To Release Remaining 2021 Films

Disney To Release Remaining 2021 Films Exclusively First In Theaters

Reportedly, Walt Disney Co (DIS), announced to release of the rest of its 2021 films exclusively in theaters before streaming them on Disney+, strengthening hope for theatres to rebound. Earlier during the pandemic, the entertainment giant had released some movies on its streaming service and theate...

J&J's Ebola Vaccine

J&J’s Ebola Vaccine Demonstrated Promising Antibody Immune Responses In Adults & Children

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) Ebola vaccine regimen has demonstrated promising antibody immune responses in adults and children, as published in Lancet Infectious Diseases journal. J&J informed that the two-dose regimen was well-accepted and released antibody responses to the Zaire...

Tesla's Employees To Boost Deliveries

Tesla’s Musk Encourages Employees To Boost Deliveries During Global Chip Shortage

Reportedly, Tesla Inc (TSLA) chief executive Elon Musk has asked employees to "go super hardcore" to make up for production challenges early in the third quarter, ensuring a decent Q3 delivery number, according to an internal memo. "The end of quarter delivery wave is unusually high this time, as w...

Markets Shift Lower In Concert With CPI Report

Tuesday’s Markets Shift Lower In Concert With CPI Report- $BROS IPO $CROX $MDB $SHIP Go Up!

"The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows." - Aristotle Onassis, Greek Businessman, January 15, 1906 - March 15, 1975   Happy Tuesday! I hope that all of you had a wonderful day investing and that the balance of the has luted you as well. As for as the broad market...

Rare Cannabinoids

BayMedica Acquisition Propels InMed (NASDAQ: INM) Into Leadership Role In Manufacturing & Commercialization of Rare Cannabinoids

Beyond the well-known cannabinoids of THC and CBD, there’s a whole world of rare cannabinoids. Indeed, there are more than 100 rare cannabinoids that have been found in the Cannabis plant, including CBG, CBN, CBC and THCV with unique properties that are believed to have a wide range of health ben...

Energy & Financials Lead S&P 500/Markets On Monday! – $AAPL $CVX $GOOG $SHIP $TSLA Rise

"It takes a long time to grow an old friend." - John Leonard, Australian Poet, Born: July 7, 1965   Happy Monday! 8 of the 11 sectors closed in the green today as the S&P 500 closed at 4,468.73 (+.23%), the Dow 30 closed at 34,869.63 (+.76%), but the Nasdaq closed lower at 15,248.25 (-...

Intel Declares Quarterly Dividend

Intel Declares Quarterly Dividend Payable December 1

Reportedly, the board of Intel Corporation (INTC) declared a quarterly dividend of $.3475 per share on the company’s common stock payable on December 1. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record as of Nov. 7, 2021.  Intel Corporation (INTC) seeks to expand the boundaries of technology ...

JPMorgan Chase Announces Allison Beer To CEO In Cards Division

JPMorgan Chase & Co Announces Key Appointments In Cards Division – Allison Beer To CEO

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) has appointed Allison Beer as the chief executive officer of cards at Chase to lead the cards business at the retail bank. Chase is JPMorgan's retail bank which is housed within its consumer & community banking division. [caption id="attachment_53452"...

Microsoft Postpones Office Reopening

Microsoft Postpones Office Reopening Date Indefinitely In United States As Delta Variant Surges

Reportedly, Microsoft (MSFT) has pushed back plans to fully reopen offices by Oct. 4, due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, as the highly contagious Covid-19’s delta variant has led to a resurgence in cases. The technology giant had earlier said it will open its Redmond headquarter as wel...

Vista Partners Weekly Market Wrap Published On 9/11 – $AAPL $AFRM $TSLA, Quizlet IPO & More…

"Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor." - Sholom Aleichem, Russian Writer, March 2, 1859 - May 13, 1916   Happy Saturday All! I hope that you had great success investing in the markets during this Labor Day holiday shortened week a...

Chevron & Gevo invest in Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Chevron & Gevo To Jointly Invest In Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Reportedly, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (CVX), and Gevo, Inc announced a letter of intent to jointly invest in building and operating one or more new facilities that would process inedible corn to produce sustainable aviation fuel, lowering the lifecycle of the carbon in...

bonuses for store workers

Walmart To Ditch Quarterly Bonuses For Store Workers

Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) to end its decades-old quarterly bonuses for store workers as it implements hourly wage raises for employees, as per a Wall Street Journal report. It was further informed that Walmart would scrap the benefit, dubbed MyShare, at the end of its fiscal year on Jan. 31, and ro...

Hydrogen Trial Projects

Chevron, Caterpillar Entered Collaboration Agreement To Develop Hydrogen Trial Projects In Stationary Power Applications – $CAT $CVX

Reportedly, Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation (CVX), and Caterpillar Inc. (CAT) have entered a collaboration agreement to develop hydrogen trial projects in stationary power applications and transportation applications, including prime power.  The goal of the collaboration i...

invo-biosciences

PROGRESS REPORT: INVO Bioscience’s Acquisition Provides Platform To Leverage The Existing INVOcell Product Registration In Canada

The INVOcell procedure is the first in-vivo culture (IVC) system in the world used for the incubation of eggs and sperm during fertilization and early embryo development within the body, as an alternative to conventional In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and Intrauterine Insemination (IUI). Through its i...

Session Settles In A Bed of Red

Thursday’s Session Settles In A Bed of Red, MicroCaps Rise – $ATOS $LULU $MRNA $RH $SHIP Move Higher

"The truth is you don't know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed." - Eminem, American Rapper, Born: October 17, 1972   Happy Thursday! Today was another overall down day for the markets as 8 of the 11 sectors closed in the red & the major in...

Twin Axial Cable technology

3M Innovative Properties Co. & Luxshare Technology Enter Agreement To Obtain A Limited Patent License For Use Of Twin Axial Cable Technology

As per reports, 3M (MMM) Innovative Properties Co. and Luxshare Technology Co Ltd have entered an agreement to obtain a limited patent license for the use of the Twin Axial Cable technology from 3M. Twin Axial cable is used for high-speed data input/output (I/O) in data center servers. The collabor...

JPMorgan Volkswagen AG’s Payments Platform

JPMorgan ($JPM)To Acquire 75% Of Volkswagen AG’s Payments Platform

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) is buying a majority stake in Volkswagen AG’s payments platform, extending its services further into the auto industry, with a 75% share of Volkswagen Payments SA. The bank plans to work with the car manufacturer to develop the platform for new markets tha...

Batch Of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Chevron, Delta Air Lines, & Google Team To Test The First Batch Of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) plans to produce a test batch of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and sell it to Delta Air Lines at the Los Angeles International Airport. The initiative is a part of the partnership companies announced with Alphabet Inc-owned Google to track SAF test batch emiss...

Red Red Whine

It Was A ‘Red Red Whine’ Sort of Market On Wednesday – $AMZN $LULU $TSLA Movie Higher

"Man is only great when he acts from passion." - Benjamin Disraeli, British Statesman, December 21, 1804 - April 19, 1881   Happy Hump Day! Today was a relatively down day for the markets, especially for growth stocks, as 7 of the 11 sectors closed in the red making some us whine or at leas...

Boeing's 737 MAX Aircraft

Boeing’s 737 MAX Aircraft Wins Approval Top Resume Operations In Singapore

Reportedly, Singapore's aviation regulator has approved the return of the Boeing's (NYSE: BA) 737 MAX aircraft to service, after more than two years of grounding. Singapore has become the latest country in the Asia Pacific region to do so. Singapore grounded the 737 MAX in March 2019 following tw...

Matt Welch

Matt Welch To Lead As VP Of Investor Relations At Boeing

As per reports, Boeing (BA) has named Matt Welch as vice president of Investor Relations effective immediately, succeeding Maurita Sutedja. Welch will lead Boeing's interactions with the investment community, will provide shareholders and financial analysts with timely, accurate, and transparent inf...

Link Between Covid-19 & Dementia

Alzheimer’s Experts Raise Concern Over Link Between Covid-19 & Dementia

Reportedly, the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic could cause a significant rise in the number of dementia patients in the long term, raised Alzheimer's Disease International. The organization is urging the World Health Organization and governments around the world to "urgently fast track research on the po...

Fertility Care INVO Center

VISTA UPDATE: INVO Bioscience (NASDAQ: INVO) Successfully Opens Its 2nd Advanced & Affordable Fertility Care INVO Center In The U.S.

“The global fertility market size is predicted to hit around US$ 47.9 billion by 2030 with a CAGR of 4.7%”, according to new report study by Precedence Research. According to the data published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), “over 15% of couples are affected by fe...

Oil Reserve

U.S Refineries Turn To Country’s Oil Reserve For Support As Gulf Output Remains Shut

As per reports, U.S. is granting a second refiner in Louisiana access to the country’s emergency crude stockpiles. Placid Refining Co. will receive 300,000 barrels of crude from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, as many oil-producing platforms in the Gulf of Mexico remain offline after the region h...

Nasdaq Moves North While Balance of Indices Pullback On Tuesday – $AAPL $INMB $MRNA $NFLX $TSLA Move Higher!

"We need to stop thinking about infrastructure as an economic stimulant and start thinking about it as a strategy. Economic stimulants produce Bridges to Nowhere. Strategic investment in infrastructure produces a foundation for long-term growth." - Roger McNamee, American Businessman, Born: May 2, ...

Hurricane Hit Louisiana Region Receives $1 Million Assistance From United Health Foundation

The philanthropic foundation of UnitedHealth Group (UNH), the United Health Foundation, announced that they are donating $1 million to support Louisiana resident's recovery and rebuilding needs after the region has been hit by the devastating impact of Hurricane Ida. The funds will reportedly be dis...

McDonald closing indoors

McDonald’s In Talks To Close Indoor Seating As Delta Variant Cases Surge

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) and some U.S. fast-food restaurants are closing indoor seating areas or limiting hours of operation because of the rapidly spreading Delta variant of COVID-19. Early 2020, McDonald's Corp had temporarily closed indoor dining at nearly all U.S. locations but...

Fertility and Reproductive Health

VISTA UPDATE: INVO Bioscience (INVO) Completes Nigerian Distribution Registration – To Speak At Association for Fertility & Reproductive Health (AFRH) Conference In September

INVO Bioscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: INVO) is a medical device company focused on creating simplified, lower-cost treatments for patients diagnosed with infertility. Their solution, the INVO® Procedure, is a revolutionary in vivo method of vaginal incubation that offers patients a more natural and inti...

Streaming Services

Disney ($DIS) Consolidating Streaming Services To Disney Bundle

Reportedly, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) is moving content from its streaming services Hotstar to its ESPN+ and Hulu streaming platforms in the United States. Disney, with 174 million paying customers across its four streaming services, is slowly consolidating its content into a Disney Bundle, whi...

Increases Dividend

Verizon Announces Increases Cash Dividend Payable November 1, 2021

As per reports, the board of Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced a dividend increase of 1.25 cents per share from the previous quarter, to 64 cents per outstanding share, payable on November 1, 2021. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record at the close of business on October 8, 202...

apple vaccination status

Apple Requests That U.S. Employees To Report Their Vaccination Status By Mid-September

As per a Bloomberg report, Apple Inc. (AAPL) is asking its employees to mention their vaccination status as COVID-19 cases surge in the country. The iPhone maker has asked its employees to disclose their vaccination status "voluntarily" by mid-September, regardless of where they are working from. A...

Child Safety

Apple Puts Hold On Device Child Safety Updates

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) has delayed its plans to implement child safety features on its devices after it received criticism on privacy and other grounds both inside and outside the company. It had planned to roll out the feature for iPhones, Mac, and iPads with software updates later this year in t...

Vista Partners Weekly Market Wrap – Happy Labor Day Weekend!

"We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us." - Joseph Campbell, American Author, March 26, 1904 - October 31, 1987   Happy Saturday All! I hope that you had a great week investing in the markets and that you are out enjoying the long Labor Da...

Endoxifen

PROGRESS REPORT: Atossa Therapeutics Pushes Karisma-Endoxifen Study Forward With Swedish Ethics Review Authority Approval For Reduction of MBD

Endoxifen is the most active metabolite of tamoxifen, which is an FDA-approved drug to treat breast cancer. Tamoxifen itself must be broken down by the liver into active compounds (metabolites). In third party preclinical studies, endocrine-sensitive and letrozole-resistant breast tumors, Z-endoxife...

Aluminum Can

Coca-Cola UK Bottler Facing Aluminum Can Shortages

Reportedly, the Coca-Cola (KO) bottling business for the UK and Europe is facing supply chain issues from a “shortage of aluminum cans.” The social uproar of the scarcity of Diet Coke and Coke Zero products in recent weeks has been raised by customers. Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) told...

Find Stolen Vehicles Mercedes Me

IBM & Mercedes Launch Service In The “Mercedes Me” App Designed To Help Find Stolen Vehicles

As per reports, IBM (IBM) and Mercedes have announced the successful development of "Urban Guard - Stolen Vehicle Help," a recently launched service in the Mercedes me app, designed to find and recover stolen vehicles.  The collaboration extends the prior partnership of IBM and Daimler, Mercedes' p...

Small Caps Lead Markets During Thursday's Bullish Session

Small Caps Lead Markets During Thursday’s Bullish Session – $AAPL $ATOS $FATE $INM $INMB Move Higher

"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success." - Swami Sivananda, Indian Philosopher, September 8, 1887 - July 14, 1963   Happy Thursday! I hope that all of you had a another good day in the markets as it was generally a bullish day with all in...

Merck Begins Enrolling Patients In A Late-Stage Trial Of Its COVID-19 Experimental Drug Molnupiravir

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) and partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics have begun enrolling patients in a late-stage trial of their experimental drug molnupiravir for the prevention of COVID-19 infection. The drug will be administered and studied in over 1,300 volunteers to determine if it ca...

walmart hiring

Walmart Looking To Hire 20k Supply Chain Workers & Raise Wages As Holiday Season Approaches

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) plans to hire 20,000 workers at its supply chain division and raise wages as the busy holiday season approach anticipating higher demand. The hiring will come across part-time and full-time jobs, across more than 250 Walmart and Sam's Club distribution centers,...

David L. Joyce

GE’s David L. Joyce Joins Boeing’s Board

The board of Boeing Company (BA) announced the appointment of David L. Joyce, 64 to the board, effective immediately, where he will serve on the Aerospace Safety and Compensation committees, as per reports. The board also announced the retirement of Admiral Edmund P. Giambastiani Jr from the board a...

Neuroinflammation

Data from INmune Bio’s XPro™ Trial Shows ‘Decreases In Biomarkers of Neuroinflammation & Nerve Cell Death & Improvement In Biomarkers of Neurorepair In Alzheimer’s Patients’

Boca Raton, FL based INmune Bio, Inc. is a publicly traded (NASDAQ: INMB), clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing treatments that target the innate immune system to fight disease. INmune Bio has two product platforms. The DN-TNF product platform utilizes dominant-negative techno...

Upcoming SmartWatch

Apple’s Upcoming SmartWatch May Be Delayed

As per reports, Apple's (AAPL) upcoming smartwatch release may be delayed, as the device is facing production lags as manufacturers adjust to a new design, reportedly leading to shipment delays and supply constraints. The new smartwatch, known as the Apple Watch 7 series is expected to have a larger...

Russell & Nasdaq Continue Upward On Hump Day! – $FATE $FCUV $INM $INMB $INVO $RGLS Move Higher!

  "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination." - Jimmy Dean, American Actor, August 10, 1928 - June 13, 2010   Happy Hump Day! I hope that all of you had a great day and that your investments appreciated along with the marke...

cloud computing platform that offers storage and computes services

Verizon 5G Edge & Microsoft Azure Stack Edge Partnership Launches Cloud Computing Platform That Offers Storage & Compute Services

Reportedly, Verizon (VZ) today announced the launch of an on-premises, private edge compute solution built on its last year's collaboration with Microsoft (MSFT). Verizon 5G Edge and Microsoft Azure Stack Edge partnership is a cloud computing platform that offers storage and computes services at the...

Walgreens

Walgreens To Increase Pay Recognizing Critical Role Of Team Members In Service

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) announced to increase the hourly wage for all team members to $15.00 an hour. The implementation will come in phases starting this year in October and is expected to be fully in place by November 1, 2022. During the pandemic, Walgreens has made additional i...

Apple Announces Acquisition Of Primephonic – A Classical Music Streaming Service

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) has acquired the renowned classical music streaming service, Primephonic. Primephonic offers an exceptional listening experience with search and browse functionality enhanced for classical, premium-quality audio, with expert recommendations, and extensive contextual details ...

HIV

Johnson & Johnson’s HIV Vaccine Fails To Show Promising Results In Mid-Stage Africa Study

As per reports, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) experimental vaccine failed to provide sufficient protection against HIV in sub-Saharan Africa to young women who accounted for a large number of infections last year. Results from the mid-stage study are the latest setback to efforts to develop a vaccine ...

Large Caps Drift

Large Caps Drift As Russell Turns Positive On Last Trading Day of August – $ATOS $FATE $INMB $INVO $NBSE $XBI Higher

"Companies have too many experts who block innovation. True innovation really comes from perpendicular thinking." - Peter Diamandis, American Businessman, Born: May 20, 1961    Happy Tuesday! I hope that you all had a wonderful day & that your investment accounts grew in value. We clos...

The Home Depot’s Chief Sustainability Officer Ron Jarvis To Host An ESG Webcast On Sep 9

The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) is scheduled to host a webcast and Q&A session to discuss the company’s environmental efforts. The event will be hosted by Ron Jarvis, chief sustainability officer, and the webcast will begin at 10:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, September 9, 2021. The event can be reached li...

Markets See Nasdaq & S&P Large Tech Plays Lead

Monday’s Markets See Nasdaq & S&P Large Tech Plays Lead – $AAPL $AFRM $GSAT $INMB $PYPL $TSLA Charge Higher

"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." - Benjamin Franklin, Lived: January 17, 1706 - April 17, 1790   Happy Monday! I hope that you all had a great day & that the majority of your investments were in the Nasdaq & S&P 500 as they led the way again today. Tech giant...

Chase Visa Contactless Card

Visa & Chase Come Together To Donate To New York Cares With Their Chase Visa Contactless Card

As per reports, Visa (V) and Chase (JPM) announced that riders on MTA subways or buses, who tap with their Chase Visa contactless card, will donate 10 cents per tap, up to $250,000, to local nonprofit New York Cares, through September 30, 2021 or when maximum donation amount is reached). Local nonpr...

Walgreens 3 Significant Executive Leadership Positions

Walgreens Announces 3 Significant Executive Leadership Positions

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) announced the appointment of three significant executive leadership positions, Jeff Gruener has been Appointed as SVP and Chief Financial Officer, Walgreens. Danielle Gray to lead as EVP and Global Chief Legal Officer, Walgreens Boots Alliance. T...

Visa Black Scholars and Jobs Program

50 First-Year College Students Welcomed Into Visa’s Black Scholars & Jobs Program

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (V) announced the inaugural class of the Visa Black Scholars and Jobs Program, rewarding 50 first-year college students around the country with scholarship assistance for up to four years. Visa Black Scholars will get a chance to work with Visa mentors throughout their college ...

Fed's Jackson Hole Speech

Fed’s Jackson Hole Speech Helps Fuel Stellar Weekly Bull Market Gains – $IWM $IWC $XBI Jump!

  "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them." - Albert Einstein   Happy Saturday All! I hope that you had a great week investing in the markets and otherwise during this late week in the summer.  Thank you again for your attention and I loo...

Apple's 'Empty Gestures'

App Developers Apparently Not Going To Be Appeased By Apple’s ‘Empty Gestures’

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) has agreed to make changes to the App Store rules in response to a class-action lawsuit. The iPhone maker will now allow developers to advertise other ways of paying for services that are offered through apps, an option that has been banned on the iPhone until now. The deci...

Broad Markets Shift Eyeing Fed's

Broad Markets Shift Eyeing Fed’s Jackson Hole Speech On Friday – $ATOS $CRM $INM $INMB $WSM Move Higher

"When you're an investor, you can look at the quantitative and qualitative elements of an investment, but there's a third aspect: What you feel in your gut." - Kevin O'Leary, Canadian Businessman, Born: July 9, 1954   Happy Thursday! I hope that you all had a good day and your collective in...

Verizon Issues Full Allocation Of $1B

Verizon Issues Green Bond Impact Report Confirms Full Allocation Of $1B

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) released its Green Bond Impact Report stating the full allocation of $1 billion of net proceeds from its second green bond. Verizon is the only U.S. telecommunications company to complete the full allocation of two green bonds. In February 2019, it becam...

Salesforce Q2 Earnings

Salesforce Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates – Raises Full-Year Guidance

As per reports, enterprise software maker and Dow 30 component Salesforce (CRM) reported second-quarter earnings beating analysts' estimates. The company reported adjusted earnings of $1.48 per share versus 92 cents per share expected and revenue of $6.34 billion was reported exceeding analyst estim...

Intel's Corporate VP & Chief Government Affairs Officer

Effective Sept. 7th Bruce H. Andrews Will Be Appointed As Intel’s Corporate VP & Chief Government Affairs Officer

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) has appointed Bruce H. Andrews as corporate vice president and chief government affairs officer, effective Sept. 7. Andrews will report to Steven R. Rodgers, Intel’s executive vice president, and general counsel. He will head Intel’s global government affairs...

mlNK cells In Patients

INmune Bio (NASDAQ: INMB) Confirms Belief That They Are The First To Successfully Generate mlNK cells In Patients

The innate immune system is one of two basic arms of the human immune system; the other being the adaptive arm. Like adaptive immunity, the innate immune system consists of a variety of cells and soluble factors and the principal cytotoxic cell is the natural killer (NK cell). These cells are essent...

Disney's Cruise Line

Disney’s Cruise Line Issues Mandatory Vaccination Proof For Florida To Bahamas Trips

As per reports, Walt Disney Co's  (DIS) cruise line has announced mandatory Covid-19 vaccination proof of all passengers above 12 years of age, traveling from Florida to the Bahamas as COVID-19 Delta variant cases across the United States surge. Travelers below the age of 12 will need a negative CO...

Relatively 'Green & Liquid' Markets

Hump Day Produces Relatively ‘Green & Liquid’ Markets – $ATOS $DKS $INMB $NVDA Move Higher

  "Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship." - Omar N. Bradley, American General, Born February 12, 1893   Happy Hump Day! I hope that you all had a great day and found a way to once again deploy your investable funds successfully. It was on a overall...

Coca-Cola Teams Up With Lime

Coca-Cola Teams Up With Leading Provider Of Shared Electric Vehicles (Lime) Rewarding Consumers For Recycling

Reportedly, the Coca-Cola Company (KO) announced a partnership with the world’s leading provider of shared electric vehicles, Lime, rewarding people for their commitment to recycling. The companies are offering more than 40,000 free bike or e-scooter rides to people who purchase and pledge to recy...

Make Free Calls To Afghanistan

Verizon Customers Can Now Make Free Calls To Afghanistan From Aug. 24 – Sept. 6

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced to waive call charges of its consumer and business wireless customers as well as its residential landline customers to Afghanistan, from Aug. 24 through Sept. 6, due to the current circumstances in the country. Calls made from Verizon residenti...

Tesla human robot

Tesla To Soon Build A ‘Humanoid Robot’ Prototype?

Tesla’s boss CEO Elon Musk announced to build a humanoid robot called Tesla Bot, the announcement was made as part of AI Day, a series of tech talks hosted by Tesla in California to recruit machine learning talent. Musk revealed that in the time to come, the human-robot has the chance to transform...

Coca-Cola Announces Retirement Of Herbert A. Allen

Coca-Cola Announces Retirement Of Longest-Serving Current Member Of Board Herbert A. Allen

As per reports, the Coca-Cola Company (KO) today announced that Herbert A. Allen, 80 has retired as a director effective Aug. 18, stepping down after 39 years of service. Allen was the longest-serving current member of the company’s board of directors. Allen’s retirement brings down the Coca-Col...

Cisco's Q4 Earnings Release

Highlights From Cisco’s Q4 Earnings Release

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) reported their fourth-quarter earnings this week, slightly above estimates but earnings guidance was just slightly off. The technology giants stressed and raised concerns over supply constraints. In May, Cisco had indicated it could face supply constraints at least through...

Walmart GoLocal

Walmart’s Launches Walmart GoLocal A ‘New Delivery As A Service’ Business Diversifying Its Revenue Streams

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) announced the launch of its new line of business, Walmart GoLocal, extending its expertise in delivering goods to customers from businesses of all sizes. The service will help businesses to grow using Walmart’s delivery capabilities and nationwide coverage at...

Bigs & Smalls Continued Moving To The Moon On Taco Tuesday – $AMC $ATOS $BBY $GME $INMB $PANW Jump!

  "Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive." - Elbert Hubbard, American Writer, Born June 19, 1856   Happy Taco Tuesday! I hope that you all are out enjoying or enjoyed a nice meal, tacos or otherwise, and that you managed to crush it again in the market...

Yank milkshakes British McDonald's Menu

Yikes!..Supply Chain Issues Yank Milkshakes From British McDonald’s Menu

As per reports, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) has taken milkshakes and bottled drinks off the menu at all of its British restaurants as the burger giant is battling with the supply chain issues hitting businesses across the retail and hospitality sector.   "Like most retailers, we are curr...

Goldman Sachs & Aareal Capital Corp Behind $500

Goldman Sachs & Aareal Capital Corp Behind $500 Million Beverly Hilton & Waldorf Astoria Condo Project Refinancing

Reportedly, The Beverly Hilton and adjacent Waldorf Astoria obtained $500 million in refinancing from Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) and Aareal Capital Corp. as the owners are preparing to build a neighboring condo and hotel complex in Beverly Hills, California. According to a statement Aareal, a un...

Methane-Emissions Monitoring Platform

Duke Energy, Microsoft & Accenture Come Together To Develop A Unique Methane-Emissions Monitoring Platform

Reportedly, Duke Energy is working with Accenture and Microsoft (MSFT) to develop a unique technology platform designed to measure actual baseline methane emissions from natural gas distribution systems. The news platform will provide near-real-time data collection, allowing Duke Energy's field resp...

Nike Schedules Q1 Fiscal 2022 Earnings

Nike Schedules Q1 Fiscal 2022 Earnings Conference Call For Sep 23rd

Reportedly, NIKE, Inc. (NKE) to release its first-quarter fiscal 2022 financial results on Thursday, September 23, 2021, following the close of regular trading hours at approximately 1:15 p.m. PT. The management team to hold a conference call beginning at 2:00 p.m. PT to review results. The event w...

The Home Depot Confirms That Q2 Marks The 138th Consecutive Quarter It Has Paid A Cash Dividend

Reportedly, Dow 30 component the Home Depot, Inc. (HD) declared a cash dividend of $1.65 per share for the second quarter payable to all stockholders as of September 2, 2021. The board announced the dividend is payable on September 16, 2021, marking the 138th consecutive quarter the company has paid...

'Black Widow' Lawsuit To Be Settled Through NY Arbitration

Disney Wants Scarlett Johansson’s ‘Black Widow’ Lawsuit To Be Settled Through NY Arbitration

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Reportedly, as per the court filing by Disney (DIS) its Marvel blockbuster "Black Widow" brought in $125 million in online revenue. The filing came three weeks after the film's lead, Scarlett Johansson, sued Disney for lost residuals on July 29. Johannson claimed...

Pfizer Surprises The Markets

Biotech, Nasdaq, Russell 2000 Surge As Pfizer Surprises The Markets Twice On Monday! – $ATOS $INMB $INVO $NVDA $TSLA Move Higher

"Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future." - Ed Markey, American Politician, Born: July 11, 1946   Happy First Day of the Work Week! I hope that you had a great start to the week and that your investment accounts swelled significantly on Mon...

Microsoft Announces Price Rise For Some Flagship Products

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp (MSFT) to raise prices by as much as 20% for a bundle of software called Microsoft 365 that includes popular apps like Teams and Outlook. The Microsoft 365 suite is the tech giant's foundation of productivity and business process segment, which reported sales of $53.9 bill...

Intel Reveals Its Latest Chip Strategy & TSMC Partnerships

Intel Corporation (INTC) is reportedly working to regain its footing in manufacturing to prevent further loss of its chip market share to rivals such as Advanced Micro Devices Inc and Nvidia Corp, who have faster offerings.  The giant chip revealed its turnaround strategy to source subcomponents of...

McDonald’s Closer To The Goal Of Achieving All Paper Packaging From Sustainable Fiber

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) informed that it has nearly achieved its goal of sourcing all of its paper food packaging in restaurants from the recycled or sustainable fiber. In its annual sustainability report, the fast-food giant informed that in 2020, 99.6% of the paper bags, food wr...

Merck Ranks First On The List Of 60 Best Large Workplaces In New York By Fortune

As per reports, Merck (MRK) has ranked first of 60 companies on the 2021 list of the 60 Best Large Workplaces in New York compiled by Great Place to Work, Fortune's research partner. Merck has been appreciated for supportive cultures, where employees find opportunities for growth and help from their...

IBM’s 21st Century Apprenticeship Program Now Recognised By The American Council On Education

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) 21st-century apprenticeship program has officially been recognized by the American Council on Education (ACE) allowing IBM apprentices to translate their 12 months of on-the-job training for up to 45 college credits, or around three semes...

Energy Cyclicals & Russell 2000 Take A Hit

Energy, Cyclicals & Russell 2000 Take A Hit This Week – $XBI Enjoys +2.91% Jump On Friday!

  "Every good painter paints what he is." - Jackson Pollock, American Artist, Born: January 28, 1912   Happy Sunday All! I hope that all ended well for you this week in the markets and you are out having a great weekend. As for the markets it was overall down week, but one that ended ...

Large Caps Tread Water While The Russell Sinks

Large Caps Tread Water While The Russell Sinks on ‘Thirsty” Thursday – $AAPL $CSCO $DNUT $MSFT $NVDA Rise

"If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride - and never quit, you'll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards." - Bear Bryant, American Football Coach, Born: September 11, 1913   Happy 'Thirsty' Thursday! I hope that all went well for you today, but for...

Cisco's Q4 Earnings Release

Highlights From Cisco’s Q4 Earnings Release

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) reported their fourth-quarter earnings this week, slightly above estimates but earnings guidance was just slightly off. The technology giants stressed and raised concerns over supply constraints. In May, Cisco had indicated it could face supply constraints at least through...

IBM To Open U.S. Offices From September 7 – Restricted To Only ‘Fully Vaccinated’ Employees

Reportedly, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) will allow only fully vaccinated U.S. employees to return to offices, due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19. The offices are to open from Sept. 7. The increase in COVID-19 cases in the United States due to the highly c...

Markets Dip To A Deeper Shade of Red

Midweek’s Markets Dip To A Deeper Shade of Red – $FATE $HOOD $INMB $TSLA $VPRX Move Higher

"Your mindset matters. It affects everything - from the business and investment decisions you make, to the way you raise your children, to your stress levels and overall well-being." - Peter Diamandis, American Businessman, Born: May 20, 1961   Happy Humpday! I hope that all of you had a gr...

Walmart Q2 Earnings Exceed Expectations As Market Share Grew In U.S. Grocery

Reportedly, the world’s largest retailer Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) exceeded Wall Street's Q2 revenue and sales estimates driven by store traffic and high grocery sales. The retailer reported an adjusted EPS of $1.78 versus $1.57 expected.  Revenue stood at $141 billion versus $136.88 billion exp...

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Is Working To Bring Back In-person Classes At Its Stores On Aug. 30

Reportedly, Apple Inc. (AAPL) is working to bring back in-person classes at its stores on Aug. 30, as it opened its reservation portal for in-store classes recently, allowing consumers to sign up for the courses in advance. The program is expected to resume in the majority of the company’s U.S. lo...

Home Depot Q2 Same Store Sales Missed Estimates

Reportedly, The Home Depot, Inc. (HD) reported Q2 earnings ended Aug. 1, with same-store sales coming in slightly short of market estimates, as fewer people visited its shops to buy items for do-it-yourself projects. U.S. same-store sales were up just 3.4% in the latest quarter, compared with a 25% ...

Markets Turned Red On Tuesday

Markets Turned Red On Tuesday, BUT $AMC $ATOS $VRPX & Biotechs Move Higher

"You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind." - Joyce Meyer, American Author, Born: June 4, 1943   Happy Tuesday! I hope that all of you had a wonderful day and the markets rewarded you one way or another.   As for the broad markets, they began and ended in the red, but all manage...

Walmart On Hunt For Digital Currency/Cryptocurrency Lead?

Reportedly, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is looking for a digital currency/cryptocurrency lead as more retailers start accepting cryptocurrency transactions.  As mentioned in the job description, the retailer is looking for someone who will "provide the leadership to identify technology and customer...

Walgreens Announces Launch Of New Credit Card Program – Encouraging Health & Wellness Purchases

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) is launching a new credit card program, with two cards focused on rewards for pharmacy purchases as well as used for other health and wellness purchases. One is a Walgreens branded card, and the other one is a MasterCard. The latter has lower rewards thresho...

3M To Pay Quarterly Dividend On Sep 12

As per reports, the board of 3M (MMM) declared a third-quarter dividend of $1.48 per share on the company’s common stock, payable Sept 12, 2021. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record at the close of business on Aug. 23, 2021.    3M (MMM) is a global science comp...

INVO Bioscience (NASDAQ: INVO) Confirms That They Are ‘Well Positioned For Success’

Over the past 40+ years, since the first IVF baby was born, the fertility market has grown into a $20+ billion global industry. Here in the U.S., according to the most recent 2019 CDC data, approximately 330,000 IVF cycles were performed across 448 clinics, which implies a roughly $5 billion domesti...

Initial Dip Leads to Records For The Dow & The S&P

Initial Dip Leads to Records For The Dow & The S&P – $AAPL $FATE $INMB $INVO & Healthcare Move Higher!

"Like wildebeest and zebra migration across the Serengeti, investment managers and consultants, too, have a habit of running together and, every now and then, changing direction." - Sanjaya Baru, Public Servant    Happy First Day Of The Week! I hope that all of you were successful in the ma...

SPACE WARS: Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin Suing The U.S. Regarding NASA’s Awarding A $2.9B Lunar Lander Contract To Elon Musk’s SpaceX

According to Reuters , Amazon (AMZN) founder Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin is suing the U.S Government over NASA's awarding a $2.9B lunar lander contract to Tesla (TSLA) founder Elon Musk's SpaceX. Blue Origin's lawsuit was reportedly filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims on Friday, August 13th. App...

Intel Announces Appointment Of Christy Pambianchi As Executive VP & Chief People Officer

As per reports, Intel Corporation (INTC) announced the appointment of Christy Pambianchi as executive vice president and chief people officer, effective Sept. 7. Christy Pambianchi will report to CEO Pat Gelsinger. Pambianchi will head the Human Resources organization and will work to attract, retai...

Walmart To Announce Q2 Earnings On August 17, 2021

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) is to announce its Q2 earnings results for the fiscal year 2021 at 6 a.m. CDT on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021, followed by a live conference call with the investors at 7 a.m. CDT to discuss and review the results. The event can be reached at https://corporate.wal...

PROGRESS REPORT: Atossa Therapeutics’ Announces Key Developments During Q2 2021

Atossa Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATOS), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company seeking to discover and develop innovative medicines in oncology and infectious disease with a current focus on breast cancer and COVID-19, announced their financial results on Friday, August 13th for the fiscal qua...

American Express Delays Return Of Employees To Office As Delta Variant Surges

As per reports, American Express Company (AXP) has delayed a full return of its employees to offices in the United States until at least October 11, as the highly contagious Delta variant of coronavirus is witnessing a surge in the country, informed an internal memo sent by Steve Squeri Chief Execut...

Walmart Announced The Selection of Publicis Groupe To Lead Media Planning & Buying In U.S.

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) announced the selection of Publicis Groupe to lead media planning and buying for Walmart U.S., following an extensive agency evaluation for a media AOR to support future growth and brand-building initiatives. "First and foremost, we appreciate all of the e...

Large Caps Drive Dow & S&P To Records

Large Caps Drive Dow & S&P To Records As Sentiment, Small Caps & Oil Drop This Week

“If people are anything but enthusiastic about the information or ideas that they’re sharing, they’re either not that invested in what they’re doing – or they’re not communicating that investment effectively.” – Ana Kasparian, American Educator, Born: July 7, 1986   Happy Satu...

United Parcel Service CEO Carol B. Tomé Joins Verizon’s Board Of Directors

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) announced the appointment of Carol B. Tomé to the Board of Directors, effective September 1, 2021.  The addition of Ms. Tomé will bring Verizon’s total board membership to 11, ten of whom are independent, effective September 1, 2021. Ms. Tomé is t...

JPMorgan Announces New Real-Time Payments Service – “Request for Pay”

Reportedly, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) has launched a real-time payments option, "Request for Pay" hoping to expand its edge in the financial industry's battle to handle more of the increasing volumes of global digital payments. The new addition allows corporate clients to send payment requests t...

UnitedHealth Group To Pay Quarterly Dividend On Sep 21

The board of UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) declared a quarterly cash dividend of $1.45 per share, payable to all shareholders as of September 13, 2021. The dividend is scheduled to be paid on September 21, 2021.   Dow 30 component UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) operates as ...

Disney Reports Strong Q3 Results – Disney+ Subscribers Growth Exceed Expectations

Reportedly, the Walt Disney Company (DIS) released fiscal Q3 earnings beating estimates as user growth at its Disney+ platform performed ahead of expectations. Revenue of $17.02 billion was reported for the quarter ending July 3, versus $16.80 billion expected, and adjusted earnings per share of 80 ...

Eve Produces Positive Large Cap Move

Friday’s Eve Produces Positive Large Cap Move, But Smalls Lag – VP Watchlist’s $AAPL $ATOS $DIS $INMB $SHIP $TSLA Rise!

"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well." - Josh Billings, American Comedian, Born: April 21, 1818   Happy Friday's Eve! I hope all of you had a great day in the markets and made at least a small fortune.  As for the large cap market indices, it was once...

Intel Fails To Win Court Approval To Toss $2.18B VLSI Technology LLC Patent Verdict

Reportedly, Intel Corporation (INTC) has failed to gain approval to throw out a $2.18 billion jury verdict that ordered the chipmaker to pay VLSI Technology LLC the amount for patent infringement. U.S. District Judge Alan Albright in Waco, Texas, denied Intel's move for a new trial in a sealed order...

UnitedHealth Agrees To Settle Federal & New York Charges Over Mental Health/Substance Abuse Coverage

Reportedly, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) has agreed to settle federal and New York state charges that it illegally denied coverage to thousands of patients suffering from mental health problems and substance abuse. The U.S. Department of Labor said that UnitedHealth will pay about $15.7 mil...

Cisco To Announce Q4 & Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Results On Aug 18

As per reports, Cisco Systems, Inc. is to release its 2021 financial and fourth quarter (ending July 31) earnings at 1:30 PM (PT) / 4:30 PM (ET) on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. To Listen via the Internet & Telephone: A live and replay audio of the event can be reached at the company’s websit...

Walgreens & VillageMD Expand Partnership With 3 New Village Medical At Walgreens In Orlando Area

As per reports, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) and VillageMD announced the opening of three new Village Medical at Walgreens locations in the Orlando area with a target to open seven additional locations by end of this year. Walgreens and VillageMD’s integrated care model offers patients convenient...

Salesforce Launching Salesforce+ – A Streaming Service Featuring Business Content

Reportedly, Salesforce Inc. (CRM) has announced the launch of a streaming service, Salesforce+, featuring original content focused on businesses and professionals. The company informed that its in-house studio has developed and produced the core content for the streaming service and is expected to d...

The Boeing Charitable Trust to CARE Offers $500k To Fund CARE Indonesia’s Battle Against COVID-19

Reportedly, the Boeing Company (BA) announced a $500k donation from the Boeing Charitable Trust to CARE to support COVID-19 relief efforts in Indonesia, helping communities currently battling the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant. Slightly more than 11% of the Indonesian population has been f...

Home Depot’s New Distribution Center Expected To Produce ~500 New Jobs To Baltimore

As per reports, The Home Depot, Inc. has opened three new distribution centers in Sparrows Point's revitalized Tradepoint Atlantic development. The 1.5 million-square-foot campus will provide nearly 500 new full- and part-time jobs to Baltimore and also enable faster delivery options to customers in...

Cyclicals Power Dow 30 & S&P

CPI Slows – Cyclicals Power Dow 30 & S&P To New Highs On Hump Day – $AAPL $CAT $INM $INMB $INVO $SHIP Edge Higher

"Friend, there's no greater investment in life than in being a people builder. Relationships are more important than our accomplishments." - Joel Osteen, American Clergyman, Born: March 5, 1963   Happy Hump Day! I hope all of you had a great day in the markets and otherwise. As for the mark...

Senate's $1.2T Infrastructure Bill Pass

Tuesday Sees Senate’s $1.2T Infrastructure Bill Pass, Dow 30 & S&P Records, & $FSR $INM $INMB $INVO $SCPE Move Higher

"It's only natural that the heavy users help contribute to the investment to keep the Web healthy. That is the most important concept of net neutrality." - Lowell McAdam, American Businessman, Born: May 28, 1954 Happy Tuesday! I hope all of you made a fortune in the market today. As for the market...

Court Tosses Personalized Media Communications’ Apple $308.5M Patent Verdict

Reportedly, Apple (AAPL) convinced a federal judge to dismiss a $308.5 million jury verdict it lost to a privately-held licensing firm, Personalized Media Communications LLC (PMC) for infringing a patent associated with digital rights management. Rodney Gilstrap, U.S. District Judge stated that Per...

Salesforce Schedules Q2 Fiscal 2022 Results On Aug 25

As per reports, Salesforce (CRM) will announce its Q2 fiscal year 2022 results on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, after the trading closes. Salesforce to hold a conference call at 2:00 p.m. (PT) / 5:00 p.m. (ET) to discuss and review the results with the investment community. A live webcast and replay o...

Boeing Discusses Dates For Launch Of The CST-100 Starliner to the International Space Station

As per reports, Boeing (BA) is discussing multiple dates this month for the launch of its space capsule, CST-100 Starliner to the International Space Station. The much-awaited launch was delayed after a glitch in its propulsion system valves was identified during pre-launch checks. The CST-100 Star...

Markets Arrive & End A Bit Sluggish

Monday’s Markets Arrive & End A Bit Sluggish – $COIN $GNOG $MRNA $MYO Jump!

"The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it." - Jean Paul, German Author, Born: March 21, 1763   Happy Monday! I hope that all of you had a great start to the 2nd week of August. As for the markets, it was overall a bit of a sluggish ...

Nike Schedules Quarterly Dividend Payable Oct 1

As per reports, NIKE, Inc. (NKE) declared its quarterly cash dividend of $0.275 per share to stockholders of record at the close of business on August 30, 2021. The dividend is applicable to the company’s outstanding Class A & Class B Common Share, payable on October 1, 2021.   NIKE, ...

JPMorgan Revises Covid-19 Protocols In U.S. Offices Amid Rising Delta Variant Cases

As per reports, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM), United States has issued guidelines that require employees to wear masks in public indoor settings and in common areas within their offices regardless of their vaccination status. The above decision highlights the rising COVID-19 cases in the United St...

A Recent Discussion With The CEO of InMed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INM) Regarding Development Of IntegraSyn™, A Proprietary Manufacturing Approach To Economically Produce Pharmaceutical-Grade Cannabinoids

Recently, I had the distinct pleasure of having a discussion with a long term friend of mine, Eric A. Adams, CEO of InMed Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: INM). InMed is a clinical-stage company developing a pipeline of cannabinoid-based pharmaceutical drug candidates, initially focused on the therapeutic b...

Chevron Reports Highest Profits In 6 Quarters – Resumes Buybacks

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) reported its highest profit in six quarters, reporting oil and gas production unit earnings of $3.18 billion in the quarter compared with a loss of $6.09 billion a year ago. Total production increased 5% to 3.13 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, while C...

Amgen Adds S. Omar Ishrak, Former Chairman & CEO of Medtronic, To Board Of Directors

Reportedly, Amgen (AMGN) has appointed S. Omar Ishrak to its Board of Directors, effective July 30, 2021. Dr. Ishrak will also serve as a member of the Board's Corporate Responsibility and Compliance Committee and its Compensation and Management Development Committee. The Board now consists of 12 di...

Market Indices Moderately Rise 'In Step' This Week

Market Indices Moderately Rise ‘In Step’ This Week – VP Watchlist Stocks $ATOS $FATE $INMB Move Higher

"Eliminate emotion from your investment program." - John C. Bogle, American Businessman, Born: May 8, 1929   Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you had a wonderful week in the markets and that you are out enjoying another summer weekend. As for the markets, we closed the week on a posit...

9 Sectors Join Market's Party Thursday

9 Sectors Join Market’s Party Thursday – VP Watchlist Biotech Stocks Rise $ATOS $FATE $INMB $INM

"Modern medical advances have helped millions of people live longer, healthier lives. We owe these improvements to decades of investment in medical research." - Ike Skelton, American Politician, Born: December 20, 1931   Happy Thursday! I hope you succeeded in making your health a priority ...

Walgreens Sees Rise In Vaccinations As COVID-19 Cases Jump In Recent Weeks

Reportedly, Walgreen Boots Alliance (WBA) has overseen more than 29 million COVID-19 vaccines at its stores so far, driven by a surge in parts of the United States that had been low in vaccinations, reporting an increase of more than 30% in states such as Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tex...

Intel Reports Q2 Earnings Beat – Expects PC Market To Keep Growing Into 2022

Intel Corporation (INTC) released their second-quarter ended June 26 earnings, reporting $18.5 billion in adjusted sales beating estimates of $17.80 billion. The company earned $1.28 per share higher than estimates of $1.06. Revenue from its data center business decreased 9% to $6.5 billion in the q...

Merck Ranked #1 In Forbes’ 2021 List of ‘Best Employers For New Graduates’

Reportedly, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) has been named #1 'Best Employers For New Graduates' as identified by the Forbes team along with market research company Statista. The survey was conducted to identify the companies most liked by new workforce entrants in their annual ranking.  The list surv...

Apple Earnings Strongly Beat Expectations – Announces Quarterly Dividend Of $0.22

Apple (AAPL) reported strong fiscal third-quarter earnings exceeding Wall Street estimates. Every one of Apple’s major product lines grew over 12% on an annual basis and iPhone sales increased nearly 50% on an annual basis.  Key Q3 Highlights: EPS of $1.30 reported versus $1.01 estimated. ...

Apple Looks To Additional Chinese Suppliers To Produce Its Latest iPhones

As reported in Japan's Nikkei newspaper, Apple Inc (AAPL) is working with more Chinese suppliers to produce its latest iPhones, as a tech feud arising from a trade war with the United States prompts Beijing to strengthen domestic firms. The iPhone maker has warned of supply shortages as the U.S.- Ch...

Q2 PROGRESS REPORT: INmune Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: INMB) Management Reports Financial Results & Business Update

  About XPro™ XPro1595 is a next-generation inhibitor of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) that is currently in clinical trial and acts differently than currently existing TNF inhibitors in that it neutralizes soluble TNF (sTNF), without affecting trans-membrane TNF (tmTNF) or TNF receptors. XP...

Dow 30 S&P Russell Dip

Dow 30, S&P, Russell Dip As $ATOS, $HOOD & $MRNA Rip Higher On Hump Day

"In every investment, before I get involved or invest, I always see what the mindset of the founder, the CEO, is." - Zaza Pachulia, Georgian Baseball Player, Born: February 10, 1984   Happy Hump Day! I hope you had a great day and also made millions in the markets. However, unless you were ...

Amgen Beats Q2 Estimates – Adjusts Outlook

Reportedly, Amgen exceeded Q2 estimates reporting $4.38 per share, minus some items, on $6.53 billion in sales. Earnings increased 4% year over year and exceeded analysts' estimate for $4.09 per share. Sales topped expectations for $6.46 billion and increased 5%. Across all medicines, volumes grew 8...

Chevron Announces Appointment Of Eimear Bonner As Vice President

Reportedly, Eimear Bonner has been appointed as vice president, Chevron Corporation (CVX) reporting to CEO & Chairman Michael Wirth, effective August 2. Bonner will continue as president, Chevron Technical Center, and chief technology officer, leading the application of technology, research and ...

INVO Bioscience

INVO Bioscience (NASDAQ: INVO) Schedules To Open Its FIRST U.S. ‘INVO Center’ To Provide ‘Advanced Affordable Fertility Services’

According to the data published by National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), "over 15% of couples are affected by fertility problems across the globe."   INVO Bioscience's (NASDAQ:INVO) FDA cleared INVOcell procedure is the first in-vivo culture (IVC) system in the world used fo...

Markets Swing To Green

Tuesday’s Markets Swing To Green – $ADT $AAPL $HOOD $INVO $TSLA Move Higher

  "An investment said to have an 80% chance of success sounds far more attractive than one with a 20% chance of failure. The mind can't easily recognize that they are the same." - Daniel Kahneman, Israeli, Psychologist, Born: March 5, 1934   Happy Tuesday! After a quick bump highe...

Caterpillar Announces Q2 Earnings Beat

As per reports, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) released second-quarter earnings, beating estimates with earnings shooting up 152% to $2.60 a share. Revenue climbed 29% to $12.9 billion. Analysts were expecting revenue to grow 25% to $12.51 billion.  "We're encouraged by higher sales and revenues across a...

Honeywell (HON) To Pay Quarterly Dividend On Sept. 3

As per reports, the board of Honeywell (HON) declared a quarterly dividend of $.93 per share to common shareholders payable on September 3, 2021. The dividend is payable out of surplus to shareowners of record at the close of business on August 13, 2021. Vista Partners LLC (”Vista”) is a Califo...

Rising Vaccinations & Reviving Economies Boost Visa’s Q3 Earnings

Visa (V) reported strong quarterly earnings as domestic spending bounced back to pre-pandemic levels and international travel is also on the road to recovery as vaccinations rise and economies reopen. Payment giants are witnessing an increase in volumes from the coronavirus-induced slump as travel a...

Markets Drift & Square Rips

Monday’s Markets Drift & Square Rips – $ADT $INVO $INMB $SQ $TSLA Higher

  "The return on investment in global health is tremendous, and the biggest bang for the buck comes from vaccines. Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective health investments in history." - Seth Berkley, American Scientist   Happy Monday! The markets drifted a bit...

IBM Schedules Quarterly Cash Dividend Payable September 10

As per reports, the board of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) announced a regular quarterly cash dividend of $1.64 per common share, to stockholders of record August 10, 2021, payable September 10, 2021.   Dow 30 component International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) p...

Walmart Adds Educational Benefits For Its Full & Part-Time ~1.5M Employees

Reportedly, Walmart Inc (WMT) announced it plans to bear the complete cost of college tuition and books for its full and part-time employees (roughly 1.5 million), starting August 16. Walmart has been criticized for years as thousands of its workers are below the poverty line, and it has also been c...

Boeing Reports Encouraging Quarterly Profit

Boeing ( BA) released its quarterly earnings this week, initiating its first quarterly profit since 2019 as production and orders for its 737 Max aircraft rise. Revenue of $17 billion was reported and earnings per share of 40 cents. Operating cash outflow increased to $483 million from $5.28 billion...

Merck’s Keytruda Approved By U.S. FDA To Treat Early Breast Cancer In Combo With Chemotherapy

Reportedly, U.S FDA has granted approval to Merck & Co Inc.’s (MRK) immunotherapy Keytruda for the treatment of an early form of breast cancer, used in combination with chemotherapy. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval is for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC),...

P&G Reports Q4 Earnings Estimates – Cautions About Rising Commodity & Transport Costs

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) beat quarterly earnings estimates boosted by higher demand for its skin and health care products but raised concerns over rising commodity and freight costs that would dig a $2 billion loss out of its earnings this year. David Taylor's replacement, Chief Operati...

Jon R. Moeller Announced As P&G’s Chief Executive Officer & President Succeeding David Taylor

As per reports, the Procter & Gamble Company (PG) announced that Jon R. Moeller, Vice Chairman, and Chief Operating Officer, will succeed David Taylor as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2021. He has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors...

Chevron’s New Energy Transition (‘Low-carbon Investments’) Unit To Come Into Effect From Aug 2

Reportedly, Chevron Corporation (CVX) announced the creation of a new unit to take care of its low-carbon investments, with an initial focus on alternative energy sources like hydrogen and technologies including carbon capture. The unit is to come into operations from August 2 and will be headed by ...

Merck Appoints Cristal N. Downing To Newly Created Role Of Chief Communications & Public Affairs Officer

As per reports, Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) has appointed Cristal N. Downing as the chief communications & public affairs officer, a newly created role, effective August 16, 2021. Downing will lead the advancement, development, and execution of the company’s communications and public affairs s...

Russell 2000's Small Caps Continue Higher

Russell 2000’s Small Caps Continue Higher While Large Caps Pull Back This Week Post FOMC Statement

"Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough." - Richard M. DeVos, American Businessman, Born: March 4, 1926   Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you had an amazing week in the markets and...

Scarlett Johansson a.k.a. ‘Black Widow’ Wages Legal Battle Against Disney

Reportedly, Disney’s (DIS) decision to release “Black Widow” on Disney Plus and theatres at the same time as via its streaming service Disney+ has led to a legal battle with Scarlett Johansson, the actress playing the Marvel superhero. Attorneys for Johansson filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles S...

Chevron To Pay Quarterly Dividend On Sep 10

As per reports, the Board of Directors of Chevron Corporation (CVX) announced a quarterly dividend of $1.34 per share to all common stock holders as on August 19, 2021. The dividend is payable on September 10, 2021.   Dow 30 component Chevron Corporation (CVX), through its subsidiarie...

Merck Beats Q2 Estimates – Keytruda Growth Remains Strong

Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) reported quarterly revenue beating Wall Street's estimates, as sales for its blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda remained strong and demand for its Gardasil vaccine also rebounded. The company's second-quarter sales increased 22% to $11.40 billion, beating estimates of $11.1...

Earnings Beats Roll In On Thursday While Markets Rise

Earnings Beats Roll In On Thursday While Markets Rise – VP Watchlist Stocks’ $AAPL $FATE $INM $INVO $TSLA Move Higher

"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Philosopher, Born: May 25, 1803   Happy Thursday! I hope that you all had a wonderful summer day and your portfolios swelled as the markets provid...

3M Reports Strong Quarterly Earnings – Raises Full-Year Forecasts

3M (MMM) released quarter earnings and raised its full-year forecasts as demand increased across major segments as economies prepare to bounce back from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The company caters to industries like automotive, aerospace, and oral care has witnessed a sharp rise in deman...

Microsoft Beats Market Estimates – Raises Outlook

Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft (MSFT), beat the markets estimates for the June quarter & also raised expectations for the next quarter. The company earned $2.17 a share on sales of $46.2 billion in its fiscal fourth-quarter ending June 30, beating analyst estimates of $1.92 a share on sales...

McDonald’s Q2 Earnings Beat Market Estimates

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) released second-quarter earnings, beating market estimates as the fast-food giant’s February launched chicken sandwich and its “famous orders” promotion with K-pop group BTS, which includes an order of McNuggets and special sauces boosted U.S. same-st...

FOMC Stays Pat As Smallcaps, MicroCaps, & Biotech Rip! – VPWatchlist’s $ATOS $FATE $INM $INMB $INVO Move Higher

"We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort."  - Jesse Owens. American Athlete, Born: September 12, 1913 Happy Hump Day! I hope that you all had a great day and that the markets treated you ...

Summer Markets Drop Tuesday, Making Some Wish For The Fall Season – VPWatchlist Stocks Rise- $INM $INMB

  "The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails." - William Arthur Ward- American Writer, Born 1921 Happy Tuesday! I hope that the weather treated you well on this fair summer Tuesday in July, however, the markets were anything but...

McDonald Introduces New Unit Focusing On Driving Growth Through Global App & New MyMcDonald’s Rewards Program

Reportedly, McDonald’s Corporation (MCD) is bringing its digital, data analytics, marketing, restaurant development, and operations segments into one unit, the fast-food giant is focusing on driving growth through its global app and new MyMcDonald's Rewards program. McDonald's Rewards was launche...

Disney To Resume Cruise Line Sailing From U.S. Ports Starting August

Reportedly, Walt Disney Co's (DIS) cruise unit to start operations from U.S. ports again next month in August, after a months-long pause due to the pandemic. The cruise, Disney Dream is scheduled to depart from Port Canaveral, Florida on Aug. 9 to the Bahamas. Passengers over 12 years of age will r...

Sunny Summer Days During Monday’s Markets – Health Care & Biotech Fall Behind – $AMC $AAPL $MARA $TSLA Trade higher

"Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results." - Willie Nelson, Musician, Born: April 29, 1933   Happy Monday! I hope that you all had a great start to the week. The market indices were generally in our favor today as they edged to new highs. ...

Spain’s Amadeus Collaborates With IBM To Integrate Digital Health Pass Into Its Traveler ID Platform

Reportedly, Spain's Amadeus is integrating International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) digital health pass into its Traveler ID platform to simplify the verification of passengers' health credentials during the boarding process. Traveler ID platform was launched earlier this year for airlines ...

Honeywell Q2 Beat Estimates – Aerospace & Energy Recovers

Honeywell International Inc.’s (HON) reported Q2 earnings recently exceeding analyst estimates, as aerospace and energy businesses started to recover from the pandemic-driven slump, boosting growth from factory automation and building safety products. Adjusted second-quarter earnings increased to...

Aspen Pharmacare To Supply First Batch Of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine To South Africa

Reportedly, South Africa's Aspen Pharmacare is to supply the first batch of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) COVID-19 vaccines to the country from July 26. It is going to be the first set of vaccines to be manufactured in the country from active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), substances that are used ...

American Express Gains Record Number Of New Customers To Its Platinum Card – Reports Strong Q2 Revenue

American Express Company (AXP) reported a revenue surge of 33% to $10.2 billion in the second quarter, topping the $9.6 billion average estimate of analysts, as the credit-card giant added a record number of new customers to its tony Platinum card in the period.  AmEx was hit hard by the Covid-19 ...

INmune Bio Confirms Exciting AD Data At AAIC – Introduces Design of Upcoming 6-Month Phase 2 Study of XProTM In Mild Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer's is the most common cause of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer's disease accounts for 60-80% of dementia cases. Alzheimer's has no cure.   Today, INmune Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: INMB), a clinica...

Markets Rebound Dow Closes Above 35k

Markets Rebound, Dow Closes Above 35k, Q2 Earnings Season & Summer Doldrums Roll On

"The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine." - Mike Murdock Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you had a great week and your individual portfolios continued to blossom.  As for the markets this week, they rebounded substantially, essentially shrugging off last week's growth co...

Visa Announces Acquisition Of Currencycloud – Pushing Forward Goal To Facilitate Global Money Movement

Reportedly, Visa Inc. (V) has entered a definitive agreement to acquire a global platform that enables banks and fintech to provide innovative foreign exchange solutions for cross-border payments, Currencycloud. The deal builds on existing strategic partnerships between the two companies and values ...

INmune Bio Employs LUMICKS’ z-Movi Cell Avidity Analysis Platform To Demonstrate That The MOA of The Tumor-Priming Is The Increase In NK cell: Tumor Cell Avidity

LUMICKS is a leading life science tools company that develops equipment for Dynamic Single-Molecule and Cell Avidity analysis, two rapidly emerging areas in biology research and immuno-oncology. Built upon innovative technologies, such as optical tweezers (Nobel Prize for Physics 2018) and STED supe...

Green Day For Bigs But Russell 2000 Turns Red On Thursday – $FATE $IPA $NRXP $SCKT $TWTR Move Higher!

"Work hard for what you want because it won't come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive." - Leah LaBell...

Salesforce Closes Slack Technologies Purchase Deal

Reportedly, Salesforce.com (CRM) has closed its $27.7B purchase of Slack Technologies Inc, allowing Slack's workplace app to become popular for collaborations within and between companies. The U.S. antitrust regulators cleared the deal this week, posing a stronger challenge to Microsoft Corp, the to...

Verizon Q2 Earnings Top Estimates – Reports Strong Postpaid Wireless Subscribers Growth

Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) second-quarter earnings performed better than analyst’s estimates, reporting adjusted earnings per share of $1.37 and revenue climbing 11% to $33.8 billion for the quarter ending June 30.  Analysts had estimated Verizon earnings of $1.30 a share on revenue of $32...

Apple Schedules Release For All 5G-Enabled iPhones For 2022

Reportedly, Apple Inc. (AAPL) is to release 5G-enabled iPhones starting next year. The budget iPhone SE will be powered by its A15 processor and its 5G connectivity will be enabled by Qualcomm Inc's X60 modem chip and is expected to be available for sale in the first half of 2022. The company will n...

Fate Therapeutics to Host Virtual Event Highlighting Interim Phase 1 Clinical Data from its Off-the-Shelf, iPSC-derived NK Cell Franchise for B-cell Lymphoma

Fate Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: FATE), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of programmed cellular immunotherapies for cancer, announced this week that management will host a virtual event to highlight interim Phase 1 clinical data from its FT596 and FT516 program...

Wednesday’s Markets Shrug Off Delta & Rise With Improved Earnings Guidance – $ATOS $FATE $INM $INMB $INVO Move Higher!

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work". -Thomas A. Edison, Inventor, Born: February 11, 1847   Happy Wednesday! I hope that you all had a wonderful Hump day and that your accounts jumped once again along with the markets rise overall. The...

Travelers Beats Wall Street’s Q2 Expectations

Reportedly, The Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) released strong Q2 profit figures driven by higher premiums, the surge in returns from investments, and lower catastrophe losses beating analysts' average earnings per share forecast by more than $1.00, or about 44%. Travelers' pre-tax net investment ...

Coca-Cola Beats Estimates As Demand Bounces For Beverages At Theaters, Restaurants, Stadiums

The Coca-Cola Company (KO) reported strong Q2 figures as demand bounces back for its beverages as theaters, restaurants, and stadiums reopen. Revenue in Coca-Cola's North America business increased 28% in the second quarter as public venues reopened and restrictions eased out across the United State...

Peloton Ties With UnitedHealth Offering Free Fitness Classes To Its Insured Members

Reportedly, upscale fitness bike maker Peloton Interactive Inc. (PTON) is teaming up with insurer UnitedHealth Group (UNH) to offer fitness classes to fully insured UnitedHealth members. The members of the U.S. health insurer can enroll with Peloton starting Sept. 1. "Expanding access to Peloton's ...

Johnson & Johnson Releases A Q2 Earnings Beat – Medical Device Unit Reported 62.7% Increase

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) reported earnings exceeding analyst estimates reporting an adjusted EPS of $2.48 per share vs $2.27 expected. Revenue of $23.31 billion was reported, versus $22.21 billion expected. Johnson expects to sell $2.5 billion of its Covid-19 vaccine this year, even as its effect...

Verizon & Google Coming Together To Offer Advanced Messaging Services

Reportedly, Verizon Communications, Inc. (VZ) and Google are coming together to expand advanced messaging services to Android users in the U.S. starting next year using the Messages by Google app. The service will be based on the Rich Communications Service (RCS) standard, which provides a more inte...

FAA Issues Directive To Boeing 737 Planes Operators To Inspect Possible Switch Failures

As per reports, the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a directive to operators of all Boeing Co (BA) 737 series airplanes to conduct inspections to check possible failures of cabin altitude pressure switches. The directive includes 2,502 U.S.-registered airplanes and 9,315 airplanes worldw...

Russell 2000 Rebounds To Lead During Tuesday’s Broad-Based Leap – $AMC $AAPL $ATOS $INVO $INM Move Higher

  "Education is not only a ladder of opportunity, but it is also an investment in our future." - Ed Markey, Politician, Born: July 11, 1946   Happy Tuesday! I hope that you all had a wonderful Tuesday and that you participated in the significant broad-based bounce, rebound, or lea...

IBM Releases Q2 Earnings Confirm Analysts’ Beat & Fastest Revenue Growth In 3 Years

International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) reported Q2 earnings & beat analysts' expectations. The company reported adjusted earnings of $2.33 per share vs. $2.29 per share expected. Revenue grew 3% year over year in the quarter and stood at $18.75 billion, vs. $18.29 billion expected. ...

Johnson & Johnson’s Board Schedules Q3 Dividend

Reportedly, the board of Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) to pay a cash dividend of $1.06 per share on the company's common stock, for the third quarter of 2021 payable on September 7, 2021. The dividend is payable to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 24, 2021.   Dow 30 c...

Chevron Misses Carbon Capture Target At Its Gorgon Australia Plant

As per reports, Chevron Corporation's (CVX) system at the $54 billion Gorgon liquefied natural gas export plant in Australia missed a local government target to inject captured carbon dioxide underground. Global expectation and ambition to capture and store carbon dioxide is not working like it shou...

Insurer UnitedHealth Group Announces Strong Quarter Earnings- Raises Full-Year Earnings Target

UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (UNH) reported strong quarterly profit and also raised its full-year earnings, boosted by strong growth in its Optum unit that manages drug benefits. Spending on medical services at the company’s health insurance business, UnitedHealthcare, regained in the latter pa...

Intel In Discussion To Purchase GlobalFoundries For ~$30B Owned By Mubadala Investment Co.

As per reports, Intel Corp (INTC) is in talks to buy semiconductor manufacturer GlobalFoundries Inc, owned by Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala Investment Co, with a manufacturing footprint across the U.S., Europe, and Asia for about $30 billion.  The discussion comes in as a semiconductor s...

Caterpillar Inc. Schedules Q2/2021 Financial Results On July 30

Reportedly, Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) to release Q2/2021 financial results on Friday, July 30 at 5:30 a.m. CDT, followed by a real-time, listen-only teleconference and webcast at 7:30 a.m. CDT with securities analysts and institutional investors. Web & Dial-in details: The call can be reached at...

Monday’s Simply Red Trading Session Sees Biotech Swing – $BTX $FATE $INVO $MRNA Move Higher

  "Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge." - Plato, Greek Philosopher, Born 427 BC   Happy First Day of The Week! I hope that you all had a great start to the week and that you made significant profits in the markets on Monday. However, today...

INmune Bio (INMB) Will Deliver A Talk Titled “Therapeutic Approaches Targeting Innate Immunity in AD” At The Upcoming Alzheimer’s Association International Congress #AAIC2021

INmune Bio, Inc. is a publicly traded (NASDAQ: INMB), clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing treatments that target the innate immune system to fight disease. INmune Bio has two product platforms. The DN-TNF product platform utilizes dominant-negative technology to selectively ne...

Walmart Partners With Tween Brand ‘Justice’ (Owned By Bluestar Alliance)

As per reports, Walmart Stores, Inc. (WMT) announced a new collaboration with the Justice brand, bringing its popular tween assortment to even more girls just in time for back to school, with Justice’s signature line of fresh, trend-inspired designs across tween apparel, accessories, and home on W...

Walgreens Increases Quarterly Dividend, Payable Sep 10

As per reports, the board of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (WBA) has increased the quarterly dividend by 2.1 percent, to 47.75 cents per share. The dividend is payable on September 10, 2021, to shareholders of record as of August 20, 2021. The increase raises the company's annual rate to $1.91 a sh...

Verizon Knots Deal With Mastercard On 5G Contactless Payments & Autonomous Checkout Service For Retail

As per reports, Verizon Business (VZ) has signed a deal with Mastercard Inc. to use 5G and wireless technology for contactless payments and enable an autonomous checkout service for retail stores. The Verizon Business tie-up with Mastercard is aimed to utilize 5G smartphones and near-field communic...

Summer Doldrums Provide Full Swing

Summer Doldrums Provide Full Swing To The Negative This Week -$AAPL $MSFT Move Higher

"We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far." - Swami Vivekananda   Happy Saturday All! I hope that all of you had a great week and your portfolios swelled to new high's beyond your imagination.  As for the ...

P&G Announces Quarterly Dividend

Reportedly, the Board of the Procter & Gamble Company (PG) declared a quarterly dividend of $.8698 per share on the Series A and Series B ESOP Convertible Class A Preferred Stock and the Common Stock of the Company payable on or after August 16, 2021. The dividend is payable to shareholders of ...

JPMorgan Clocks Quarterly Earnings Beat

JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM) reported strong earnings this week boosted by a 'strong economy' and the release of credit reserves. The bank reported better than expected Q2 earnings with adjusted EPS of $3.78 versus $3.15 estimate and revenue stood at $31.4 billion versus $30.06 billion estimates. T...

Immunology Co. INmune Bio, Inc. (NASDAQ: INMB) Enters Definitive Agreement With Healthcare Focused Institutional Investor & A Family Office To Raise ~$40M

On June 14th, VP Watchlist stock, INmune Bio (NASDAQ: INMB), a clinical-stage immunology company focused on developing treatments that harness a patient’s innate immune system to fight disease, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with one healthcare focused institutional inve...

Summer Doldrums & Growth Concerns Covered Thursday’s Markets – $AMC $MRNA $NBSE $UNH Move Higher

  "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill, British Statesman, Born: November 30, 1874   Happy Thursday! I hope that all of you had a wonderful summer day and that your individual investments performed well. Inde...

Microsoft Launches Cloud-Based Version Of Windows Operating System

Microsoft Corp (MSFT) is offering its Windows operating system as a cloud-based service, making it easier to access business apps that need Windows from a wider range of devices like a Mac, PC, iPhone, Android phone, or Chromebook, compatible with HTML 5. The service, Windows 365 will roll out on A...

A Trend Continues -Disney Increases Monthly, Annual Fees For ESPN+

Reportedly, Walt Disney Co (DIS) announced an increase in its monthly and annual subscription fees for sports streaming platform ESPN+ in the United States. The monthly price will increase by $1 to $6.99, and the annual plan will cost $10 more at $69.99. ESPN+ has about 14 million subscribers. These...

J&J Suspends/Recalls Aerosol Sunscreens Over Presence Of Carcinogen In Some Sprays

Reportedly, Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) is voluntarily suspending all lots of five Aveeno and Neutrogena brand aerosol sunscreen products from the market after internal testing identified low levels of a cancer-causing chemical, benzene in some samples. Benzene is known as a human carcinogen, a subs...

Travelers Makes Strategic Investment In Fidelis – Specialty Reinsurance Products Offering

Reportedly, the Travelers Companies, Inc. (TRV) announced a strategic minority investment in a privately owned global insurer, Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited. Fidelis offers specialty, bespoke, and reinsurance products. The company also has a fee income business, which supports its insurance ope...

INVO Bioscience Appoints World Renowned Women’s Health Expert Dr. Barbara Levy To Accelerate Affordable Infertility Treatment INVOcell’s Global OB/GYN Clinical Integration Strategy

INVO Bioscience's INVOcell (IVC) system, an effective and affordable treatment for patients diagnosed with infertility, is positioned to serve a vastly underserved global market.  Today, approximately 90% of infertile couples go untreated primarily due to effective care is not available at an ...

Smalls & MicroCaps Chunk Lower As Large Caps & Inflation Worries Swell On Wednesday! – $AAPL $ATOS $VRPX $WFC Move Higher

  "Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life." - Omar Khayyam, Poet, Born: May 18, 1048 Happy Wednesday! I hope that all went well enough for your portfolios today. However, the best part of the day for most of us was when the markets opened & quickly moved to the high of ...

Goldman Sachs Reports Strong Q2 Beating Estimates – Raises Dividend

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) reported strong Q2 earnings this week that exceeded Wall Street expectations, riding high in investment banking amid a robust IPO market. The bank reported earnings of $15.02 per share vs. $10.24 expected & Revenues stood at $15.39 billion versus $12.17 billion...

Microsoft Announces Agreement For Acquisition Of San Francisco Security Software Maker RiskIQ

Reportedly, Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) has agreed to acquire RiskIQ, a security software maker, expanding its products and protecting its customers amid a rising tide of global cyberattacks. The terms of the deal remained undisclosed. Founded in 2009, San Francisco-based RiskIQ deals in cloud software f...

Cisco Completes Acquisition Of Event Technology Platform Firm Socio Labs

Reportedly, Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) announced the completion of the acquisition of Socio Labs, Inc., an event technology platform that will become a part of Cisco’s Webex cohort, post the buyout. The addition is expected to benefit Cisco in terms of customizable and inclusive offerings, primari...

Disney’s ‘Black Widow’ Debuts With Impressive $158 Million In Theaters Globally

Reportedly, The Walt Disney Company (DIS) and Marvel's superhero adventure "Black Widow" recorded a massive $80 million in its first weekend, beating records for the biggest opening weekend since the pandemic. The film opened simultaneously in theaters and on Disney Plus on July 7 with Premier Acces...