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The Economist Aug. 2020 issue has a wide range of essays/articles discussing what they call the "Xi Model" and how it's transforming the more assertive CHINA that the western world is trying to grapple with. It's a LONG READ but I hope we'll take the time to digest and critique the article.

The new state capitalism Xi Jinping is trying to remake the Chinese economy
Party control is mixed ever more intimately with market mechanisms
BriefingAug 15th 2020 edition
Aug 15th 2020 SHANGHAI
Last year Zotye, a carmaker, used it to tackle weak sales, and Wuliangye, a distiller, to improve the quality of its baiju; it helped Zheshang Bank to digitise its operations and catalysed the development of energy-saving technologies at China National Nuclear Power. “Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era” is, on the basis of these companies’ annual reports, quite the business-practice panacea. The time when private Chinese companies downplayed their links to the Communist Party is gone. By The Economist’s count, nearly 400 of the 3,900 companies listed on stock exchanges in mainland China paid homage to the Communist Party and its leader in their annual reports this year. References by both state-owned firms and their private-sector peers to Mr Xi’s guidance have increased more than 20-fold since 2017 (see chart 1).
The trend reflects China’s new reality. The Communist Party has greater control over all aspects of life, and Mr Xi has greater control over the party. This does not just mean it is a good idea for companies to butter him up. It means that he is in a position to reshape the economy within which they prosper or fail. What is he doing with it?

Nothing good, say critics at home and abroad. He has brought reforms that liberalised the economy to a halt and has smothered market forces, returning to a top-heavy state-dominated growth model which looks distinctly creaky. Private companies have rushed to set up party committees with an increasing say over strategy. Their once-swashbuckling bosses have adopted lower profiles. The title of a recent book by Nicholas Lardy of the Peterson Institute, an American think-tank, sums up the worries: “The State Strikes Back”. Those observations are right. The conclusion is misleadingly wrong, encouraging a complacent and dangerous underestimate of China’s potential trajectory. Mr Xi is not simply inflating the state at the expense of the private sector. Rather, he is presiding over what he hopes will be the creation of a more muscular form of state capitalism. The idea is for state-owned companies to get more market discipline and private enterprises to get more party discipline, the better to achieve China’s great collective mission. It is a project full of internal contradictions. But progress is already evident in some areas. Mr Xi announced his agenda in 2013, vowing that China would “let the market play the decisive role in allocating resources”, while reinforcing “the leading role of the state-owned sector”. When domestic stocks crashed in 2015 the government’s focus shifted to recapitalising its banks, tightening controls on cross-border cash transfers and taming the wildest corners of its financial system. But the party now thinks it has won this “battle against financial risks” and is getting Mr Xi’s agenda back on track in a new, bolder form. Ever more tense relations with America have persuaded the party that China must be able to get ahead on its own. At the same time, China’s success in stalling its coronavirus epidemic and restarting its economy has reinforced its belief in what Mr Xi calls China’s “institutional advantages”—the idea that, as a strong one-party state, China can pool its economic and social resources to meet critical objectives.
Mr Xi’s push can be broken down into two big segments. The first is to establish clearer boundaries for the fizz and ferment of the Chinese marketplace: a stronger legal system for businesses; simplified rules for day-to-day activities; a financial system better at allocating funds. The second is to make more adroit use of the government’s grip on the economy’s main levers: to make state firms more efficient; and to team them up with private firms in new industrial-policy initiatives. Entrepreneurs still have considerable latitude, so long as they stay in their lane and move in government-endorsed directions. And they still have powerful incentives. “To get rich is glorious”, a quip attributed to Deng Xiaoping that became a mantra for China in its go-go years, still applies. But only so long as your pursuit of riches also benefits the state. Many foreign executives and diplomats have little time for the idea that there is real pro-market reform going on; they talk of promise fatigue. Repeated pledges to level the playing field on which Chinese and foreign firms meet have amounted to naught. State firms benefit from reams of subsidies and preferential rules, often opaque. Foreign companies have scant presence in key sectors such as finance and energy.
You may now go bankrupt
They are all well-founded complaints. But they ignore the fact that when Mr Xi talks about market reform, it is order, not fairness, that he is after. He wants to define more clearly how businesses and people can work, and within what limits. Start with the legal system. It is a tool of oppression, as its extension into Hong Kong is making clearer than ever. Mr Xi has been relentless in targeting anyone standing up for human rights. Yet he has also overseen a partial professionalisation of the judicial system and given courts more authority on non-political matters. The economy is simply too complex, and corruption too prevalent, to rely on local officials to adjudicate disputes as they used to. These changes to the courts have coincided with an explosion in cases. Administrative lawsuits, which typically involve people suing the government, have more than doubled since 2012, the year that Mr Xi became China’s paramount leader (see chart 2). Bankruptcy filings are up ten-fold. Last year Chinese courts accepted more than 480,000 intellectual property cases, nearly five times as many as they did in 2012, with some going to a new national court devoted to the area. Foreign plaintiffs won 89% of all patent infringement cases, according to Rouse, a consultancy.

Local officials have until now always had the option of simply ignoring court rulings: the head of a medical-services company complains that he was blamed for a health scandal in a small inland city caused by a firm that had stolen his company’s name and continued to use it three years after a court ruled against it. It is partly to patch up such holes that the government is developing its “social credit” system. The courts can place people on so-called credit blacklists, in effect recruiting automated agents of the state to enforce their judgments. For example, if a court finds that a debtor owes money, its ruling, via the blacklist system, can stop them from buying a plane ticket or getting a loan. As of the end of 2018, some 290,000 business executives were on the blacklist. It is easy to imagine the system taking a truly dystopian turn if its reach were to become more all-embracing, with access to everything in society made conditional on a history that extends beyond creditworthiness through social-media activity into political reliability. But many in China support it for now. “It’s a price that must be paid to cultivate a healthy business environment,” says Yan Yiming, a lawyer who focuses on corporate malfeasance. As the law gets more reliable, administration gets simpler. The World Bank has found that the average time taken to start a business, which was 23 days as recently as 2017, is now just nine days—a little faster than Japan, a little slower than America. Construction permits previously took 247 days; now they take 111. Digitisation has made filing taxes much more straightforward. When a business issues an invoice a copy goes directly to the tax authorities. Indeed, some fear that it is all-too-convenient: back doors in the government-mandated software could give hackers access to a company’s computer network. The last major focus of Mr Xi’s market-orderliness reforms has been the financial system. For those who think that banking regulation is dry paperwork, his reassertion of government control over banks, brokerages and investment firms has been bracingly hands-on, featuring tactics such as the abduction of Xiao Jianhua, a once-mighty financier, from a luxury hotel in Hong Kong in 2017. Several other tycoons have also disappeared, only to re-emerge either chastened or on trial. The message to bankers has been chilling: fall into line with the new order, or else.
The reform is not purely ad hominem. There is real structural change. Between 2008 and 2016, China’s debt-to-gdp ratio rose by roughly ten percentage points a year; from 2017 to 2019, the annual increase averaged just four percentage points. This year debt will soar as a result of Covid-19. But officials insist that this is a one-off. They are already tapering monetary stimulus as growth rebounds.
A taste for Moonshots
The leverage on which the system is based also looks safer. In the 2010s Chinese banks threw themselves into the lucrative business of repackaging assets into opaque investment products: from 2010 until the end of 2017, banks’ claims on other financial institutions rose 20-fold as they layered credit on top of credit. Over the past two years new rules have forced banks to retrench. The shadow-banking sector, a motley universe of thinly regulated lending and investment companies, has begun to shrink. The bond market, by contrast, has boomed, going from 50% of gdp in 2012 to more than 100% today, and amended rules have made it somewhat easier for companies to raise capital by issuing shares. In many ways, China’s financial system seems ever more reassuringly normal. In other ways, though, it is what it was. Banks know that the government almost always bails out state firms, whereas private firms are left to their own devices; they are adept at contriving not to hear official calls for them to help small, struggling firms. Instead they direct most of their lending to state-owned firms—a rational choice in a still distorted market. This points to the other side of Mr Xi’s agenda: remaking China Inc. Since January 2019 a small Chinese rover has been wandering around on the far side of the Moon, sending back crystal-clear panoramic images of a realm no other nation has reached. But for the economy the image that mattered most was Mr Xi’s meeting with hundreds of the scientists and bureaucrats responsible in the Great Hall of the People—an event at which he hailed their success as emblematic of a “new type of whole-nation system”. Both China’s boosters and its self-declared victims have long promoted a highly idealised view of its industrial policy. Mandarins decide what the country needs and apply a mixture of cheap capital, well-specified research priorities, intellectual-property theft, protectionism and force majeure to get it done. In truth, Chinese industrial policy has rarely, if ever, been remotely that coherent. It has promoted industrialisation of more or less any type. Cities compete with each other to attract enterprises. Companies pile into whatever seems ripe for a boom. As a detailed study by Carsten Holz of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has shown, these investment patterns have borne little relationship to stated industrial policy, which has often been catching up with the facts on the ground. Sometimes this pans out. There are fast trains and safe-looking nuclear power plants. But decades of official emphasis on semiconductors and internal-combustion-powered cars have failed to lift China to the premier league in either. Huge growth in sectors such as solar power and shipbuilding was bought with wasteful investment which produced overcapacity, huge losses and brutal consolidations. Cheap land and capital, excellent infrastructure, inexpensive labour and, for years, an undervalued currency allowed stellar progress regardless of rickety strategy. But times have changed. The population is ageing, the debt burden has risen and the environmental effects of all-industrialisation-is-good-industrialisation have been recognised. China needs new tools with which to create new wealth. Mr Xi’s new type of whole-nation system is intended to make real the focused and foundational industrial policy of myth. In this respect “Made in China 2025”, a new industrial strategy announced in 2015, has proved crucial—though not in the way originally intended. Covering more or less all of manufacturing industry, it is anything but focused. “Basically, every department in the industry ministry came up with pet projects. But there was no real action strategy,” says Yu Yongding, an economist involved in developing some of China’s five-year plans. However its ambition, coupled with China’s industrial-policy mystique and habitual spying, prompted America to react. And that has provided Mr Xi with the criteria by which to select its true priorities. What China needs are the things which America might hurt it by withholding: the term kabozi jishu, “stranglehold technology”, is much in vogue. Rather than targeting whole sectors, planners talk of prioritising the mastery of jet turbines, precision photolithography for semiconductors, high-speed bearings for machine-tools and a handful of other key technologies. State-owned enterprises (soes) are seen as necessary to this process because, though many have some private shareholders, the government’s controlling stake allows it to dictate the firms’ actions. But that is not much of an advantage if they are not up to the job. At present soes consistently lag their private-sector peers in productivity. Their bosses, as political appointees, are wary of risks; and they are often burdened with state duties. During the response to covid-19 officials praised soes such as PetroChina, an oil major, for creating extra jobs.
Mixing it up
Mr Xi has made clear that he does not favour a fundamental overhaul for soes. There will be nothing like the wave of closures and privatisations implemented in the 1990s, a cull that carried a steep social price in unemployment but also helped to clear the way for buccaneering entrepreneurs. But it is a mistake to view the situation as static. The state is trying both to get more out of soes and to use them to get more out of the private sector. Last year the government declared that net, not gross, profitability was to be a key measure of an soe’s success, which could encourage them to be more hard-headed about operating costs. “What makes us somewhat optimistic is that they are talking more about shareholder value,” says a strategist with one of China’s biggest hedge funds. Some are clearly better run than others: shares in China Merchants Bank, for instance, trade at 1.5-times book value, compared with just 0.5-times for Bank of Communications. Potentially more important—and certainly more misunderstood—is the government’s renewed push for “mixed ownership”. It wants more state firms to attract private-sector investors and private firms to find state-owned partners. Cross-pollination along these lines has happened before (notably, when major soes listed on stock exchanges in the early 2000s). But this time it will tie together a wider array of companies, notes Chen Long of Plenum, a research firm. In the past few years, state firms have pulled in more than 1trn yuan ($145bn) of private capital. And in the first half of 2020 nearly 50 private-sector enterprises listed in China attracted chunky investments from state firms.

This is not the only way that the boundaries between the private and state sectors are getting fuzzier. Private companies have always been required to have party committees, but for a long time many did not bother. For the biggest that is no longer an option. Wang Xiaochuan, ceo of Sogou, an internet-search firm, expressed the truths of the new alignment bluntly in 2018. “If you think clearly about this, you really can resonate with the state. You can receive massive support,” he said. Woe betide any company that tries to go its own way. “You’ll probably find that things are painful, more painful than in the past,” he said. There is some evidence that these changes are having the kind of impact the government wants. Zhang Xiaoqian, an economist at Zhejiang University, has found that both soes and private firms increase their spending on research and development after being remade as mixed-ownership firms. State firms benefit from an injection of ideas and risk appetite. Private firms benefit from better state connections which make it easier to raise capital. Take for example integrated circuits, an area perennially targeted by planners without huge success (see chart 3) and which is now of huge significance. The government is funnelling more than $100bn to soes, private firms and, most often, projects that bring the two together. There is a lot of waste. But there are signs of progress. In April Yangtze Memory Technologies Co (ymtc), a semiconductor company founded in 2016 with both public and private capital, announced that it could now make memory chips as technologically advanced as the best Samsung has to offer, boasting 128 distinct layers of circuitry.

Dan Wang of Gavekal Dragonomics, a research firm, says that ymtc’s chips are probably not actually as good as Samsung’s, but that the achievement nonetheless demonstrates China’s progress in both the design and production of chips. One remarkable element of the ymtc story is that it is based in Wuhan, ground-zero of the coronavirus pandemic. The government kept its factory open and supplied, ensuring that workers could clock in every day, even when the rest of the city was in total shutdown. It was the “new type of whole-nation system” in action. Yet the basic tension in the soe sector remains unresolved. Yes, the government has put more emphasis on profitability, but that does not mean decisions get made according to commercial logic. Indeed, under Mr Xi national duty—supporting China’s rise—is more important than ever. And stricter party control is confusing lines of responsibility. An executive with a major state-owned insurance firm says that its party committee now controls all senior personnel appointments and expresses “opinions” on all investments worth more than 20% of net-asset value. Opinion is a euphemism. “It is normally the final decision. No one would go against the party secretary,” he said. “But if something goes bad, the board will be responsible.” In the private sector, for all the criticism outsiders have of Mr Xi’s increasing reach, it is salutary to note how well some of the biggest players have fared on his watch. China’s ten biggest non-state companies have added roughly $2trn to their market capitalisation since he became party chief. Mr Xi’s strengthening of court decisions and disciplining of the financial system helps incumbents to make acquisitions, to sue firms infringing on their patents and to get financing.
Contradicting history
This all helps underpin the gradual consolidation taking place across a range of industries—a process which demonstrates that there really are strong market forces at play in the economy, and that they are being channelled more effectively than in the past. In the property sector, for instance, the ten biggest developers now have a 34% market share, up from 20% five years ago, according to ubs, a bank.

But Mr Xi’s rule has not just been a time of consolidation. Many startups have grown up under him, including the company that created TikTok, the social-media app now at the centre of its own geopolitical storm; Pinduoduo, an e-commerce firm taking on China’s incumbent, Alibaba; and SenseTime, an ai company in the vanguard of facial-recognition technology. The worry—for the economy as for those whom SenseTime’s wares may victimise—is what comes next. An insistence on forming party committees in private companies, even if they are mainly window-dressing for now, and on mixed-ownership initiatives, can but drag entrepreneurs more firmly into the grasp of the state. Can technological advances delivered by the whole-nation system in any way make up for the constraints, second-guessing and divergent incentives which inevitably come with it? It has always been possible for major decisions—investments, lay-offs and branding—in big Chinese companies, state-owned or not, to be subject to government scrutiny. But that possibility is now more clearly communicated and more deeply felt. All companies, whoever owns them, exist for the glory of China.

A flag-bearer of the new model is a company like byd, the world’s biggest maker of electric cars. At one level, it epitomises the can-do entrepreneurial spirit that has fuelled China’s growth. Wang Chuanfu, a chemist, left a poorly paid government job in the mid-1990s to strike out on his own, first developing phone batteries, then cars. Today, his company counts Warren Buffett as its biggest investor. But byd’s connection to the party is strong. Mr Wang is a party member. Though byd has never discussed the workings of its party committee in formal disclosures to shareholders, state media report that it helps to guide the company’s decisions. And its business decisions are sometimes strikingly well aligned with government priorities. When America hit Huawei, China’s embattled telecommunications giant, with sanctions last year, byd started making smartphones for it. It is getting harder to distinguish between the state and private sectors. It is getting harder to distinguish between corporate and national interests. And for all its inefficiencies, contradictions and authoritarianism, not to mention its increasingly pious cult of personality, it is getting harder to claim that state capitalism will hobble China’s attempts to produce companies and master technologies that put it on the world economy’s leading edge.
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Supply Chains are Collapsing

Tl;dr : Shortage are happening everywhere for both individuals and businesses, things are bad.
May have liquidity problems for many businesses =banks loans default=Financial problems again
Just buy puts on anything except health care, funeral, tech, you wouldn't have that much money on buying so much puts anyway.
SPY 3/9 275, SPY 3/11 $260 puts

Ok Autists, I share an article about the supply chains problemas in China last week which you could find at the resource section, I previously said that the article haven't even accounted about a potential outbreak may lead to Europe and US factories being shutdown causing a longer supply chain shortage.
I originally estimate that there might be shut downs not earlier than Mid March, now look at Italy and a 14 mil region already got shut down and we are not even at Mid March yet.
Ports in LA has been half empty since Mar 3, a twitter post says that usually there are 5 trains a day out of there, now down to 32. Usually has 16,000 trucks in the port, that's down by half.

You think shit is real but things should get back normal in Mid March and china should be pumping those industrial goods now? Dead Wrong.
China could only make low to semi mid tier tech grade items, since factories are reopen back around Early March they could still use those stored inventory from Jan. But if you want to assemble an more high tech stuff like Iphone you would need parts from at least from Germany,Switzerland, Japan, US and Chinese components take a look at the pic to get an idea here:max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/Lifewire_Where_Is_The_Iphone_Made_1999503_V2-345d781fed0b48909b2fc5c6b52ff325.png) , but factories from everywhere is closing/got infected/needs quarantine at an unprecedented rate.

Here are some examples:
Japan Has shut down its F35 factory in Mar 4 (An italy factory also shutdown too) here
Korea car factory shut down here
Samsung Wants to move its factories to Vietnam for making parts for its smartphone, but it turns out that A London-Hanoi flight has caused the beer virus to spread in Vietnam right now, things are not looking good. here and here

The last supply chain shock to the globe was from the earthquake that hit Japan in 2011, so most CEOs who wants to cut costs and pump their stock price has already switch to JIT and the earthquake was just a single country shock, and nobody expect a bloody global supply chain collapse since there isn't one before in history.
Currently most companies across the globe are facing the problem of not having inventory since the Chinese factories shut down in late Jan as most only runs on 15-30 day inventory.
While a report says that A total of 78 million Chinese migrant rural workers have already returned to work, accounting for 60% of the total who left for home for the Chinese New Year holiday here.
But Chinese companies are still mostly producing from inventory left from Jan, as they just open back their factories and ordering new supplies would take at least one weeks for factories and Hubei is still in shutdown, there are also reports about reopening factories but no one is working and they just turn on the equipment as to satisfy the electricity quotas set by the officials here
People with beer virus suddenly falls down and the factory got shut down vid
I predict that China may get back to 50% production capacity for things that doesn't need external exports in late March - Early April.
Did I even talk about the second wave of disruption coming to Chinese factories? here

So, you may say Shit is bad but those air freight could transport shit to other countries fast, right?
Maybe, the air freight market is now being infected with WSB virus and the price is as volatile as the VIX index, the price also seems to be doubled. pic here
Also, Sea freights which consists of 90% of global freight trade would take like a month for transporting stuff.
Most factories in Europe and US would wait to April - early May (which they are mostly run out of inventory for 1-3 months) for Cargo ship to arrive to the ports, and they could finally get their long waited inventory. Cheers Right? No Again

Also,Remember there is no more spaghetti due to lock down?
Wuhan is still in lock down since late Jan and still haven't been reopen yet.
Let's assume that things are better in Italy and it would take a month to reopen back, but what would happen to nearby regions and countries like in southern Italy,Germany, France,Switzerland? If the rate of increase continues as the expected projection, it seems that they would also be in lock down and those lock down would never could be as effective as in china.
So even northern Italy reopens in a month it would still impossible to reopen business since other nearby regions would be likely in their own lock down as well.
This is due to the fact the virus spread faster than any flu virus we have seen before which is at around 2.2-2.68 rate, this is higher than the h1n1 flu of 1.46, and the beer virus is likely more deadly as the Spanish Flu (but maybe due to much higher old population than any time in history), you could look about the comparison here (thanks for the covid dd post)
This is like an endless feedback loop and until a cure or a vaccine comes out(which should take more than a year), things would mostly get worse.

Conclusion:
So you could see how bad the supply chain problem is , the collapse of the supply chain would cause many business to shut down and debts defaults for both consumer and businesses.
Europe and Japan are already in negative rates, they are already not profitable and lower rates would likely to cause the banks unable to profit from business services and cause a financial collapse again.
You could see my other DD post talking the liquidity problem , if you are interested on supply chain problems you could follow supplychain for further updates (Both posts are attached below at the resources part)
I think I'm done writing DD posts for a while, I write this because there ins't much about supply chains discussion on WSB, but I think my 2 DD should give a whole picture on what problems we are facing.

Edit: hey_ross says about the shale oil debt is gonna explode due to the amount of debt, which is true:
A.because the supply chains are collapsing and factories/China won't need that much oil, two months for like 50% drop of oil demand could already lower the oil price ;
B.The shale oil industry just got 911 by the Russians and the Saudis and they are unable to be break even below 50, now the price is just 30 so a 40% decline of revenue for those shale oil companies pic
C. Shale oil was already having problems since 2018 and has around 200 billion debts.
As of the end of 2018, so this number is a little bit old, we’ve spent about $1 trillion in U.S. oil shale and we’ve returned about $700 billion to the companies in the form of cash flow for a whopping, negative 38% cash-on-cash return, The total return to shareholders in the sector in the last decade was effectively zero here
Edit 2: Someone says the fundamentals remain and my post is just fear.
The Fundamentals as of now are Northern Italy just got quarantine with a 14 mil population,Industries are stopping and labour,materials could not flow freely.
The Industrial Triangle of Italy just got quarantine,The quarantine will take over the Italian economic zones. About a third of the national gross domestic product (GDP) comes from the regions of Lombardy and Veneto. According to the financial service company Moody's, Italy's GDP will decrease by 0.5 percent this year. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/italy-quarantines-quarter-population-fight-coronavirus-200308071832617.html
And can you tell me when will it go back to normal? You can't because nobody knows. The Fundamentals just got changed until it resumes to normal where labomaterials could flow freely again and thus volatility will remain which is bad for business.

Resource Section:
The Supply chain article in last week: https://www.reddit.com/wallstreetbets/comments/fbpiqa/it_seems_supply_chains_for_many_companies_are/
Empty Ports:
https://www.portandterminal.com/watch-longshoreman-at-port-of-los-angeles-posts-updates-as-it-grinds-to-a-halt/
Where Is the iPhone Made?:
https://www.lifewire.com/where-is-the-iphone-made-1999503
Volatile market sparks call for review of how air freight capacity is traded:
https://theloadstar.com/volatile-market-sparks-call-for-review-of-how-air-freight-capacity-is-traded/
Freight transport:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freight_transport
My post about the potential outcome:
https://www.reddit.com/wallstreetbets/comments/fezfqi/the_ultimate_collapse_of_the_modern_financial/
supplychain Status Update:
https://www.reddit.com/supplychain/comments/few230/covid19_update_saturday_7th_march/
Breakeven Oil Prices Underscore Shale’s Impact on the Market:
https://www.dallasfed.org/research/economics/2019/0521
Music I'm listening while writing this mess: some weird music
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how India can successfully ban china?

please correct me if I'm wrong these are my opinions what are yours tell me
a lot of media channels have shown us visuals of people braking tv's and phones but is that enough
no
we might not buy Chinese but they will find some other market as well here is what I feel should be done
below is my opinion on how we can at least become a tough competitor to china and put a hole in his wallet

Raw materials:-

  1. buying cheaper petroleum from OPEC plus counties and buying petroleum currently or when the price is low petroleum is the most basic necessary material needed to start making anything like a cellphone body or any plastic part it is necessary we get petroleum and not make the payment in petrodollars but in INR as it will help save the expensive foreign dollar
  2. rare earth minerals, partnerships with Australia and African counties to make an agreement where Indian mining companies will open an associate in their country and provide employment there in return for being able to access rare earth minerals and its beneficial both ways,
  3. refining of these raw materials is largely not done in India currently, we would require them to be purified in India or any other country where it is most feasible or where there are already built plants made to process these plants eg, Taiwan South Korea and Japan.

Product manufacturing:-

  1. government has to make it lucrative for foreign brands to open manufacturing plants in India.
using the design from ARM a Uk based processor architecture license firm
ARM is the only licenser of processor design which is used in smartphones and other smart devices
the government of India can experiment with funding a department to make processors that are compatible with other makers at least reaching 80% capacity in terms of performance or fund any Indian company who tries to make processer in India in house
Memory
memory manufacturers from countries
using the above list we can choose partners and offer them land that is near a port or away from agricultural land so that a plant can be set up that can make memory modules being both NAND flash and storage memory and controllers
controllers, rectifiers and other smaller electronics components like capacitors clippers should be made in India as China is the only current economical manufacturer of these components
this will require skilled labor, engineers, and people who have had expertise in the industry and manufacturing field as economies of scale play a big factor in these parts hiring people who have had the first-hand experience in other companies should be offered jobs in India
  1. Samsung
  2. sony
  3. OmniVision (Chinese) should be not used
  4. zies (luxury brand)
  5. Panasonic
if these companies cameras are used they can provide good camera experience in the smartphones and tablets

connectivity chips

most connectivities chips are made by Qualcomm or MediaTek using a generation old parts from other manufacturers or a little weaker ones won't break the product tbh
Accessories for electronics
another market that seems appropriate is electronics accessories like:-
these products are also dominated by Chinese brands globally we should just copy their design in these segments and also export these products as there are sold in big numbers at least for every smartphone we have a couple of pair of earphones and a power bank a lot of these Chinese brands are known for bad service if we can provide better after-sales we can get a good chunk of the market even if the price is 10-20% extra,
and I guess the easiest to target market sector as well as it requires considerably less R&D
the equipment used for manufacturing
branding of the products
most Indian brands are synonymous with
  1. cheap brands
  2. poor build
  3. unreliable components
  4. mediocre performance
  5. poor after-sales service
  6. better alternatives
the image problem can be fixed by gorilla marketing and having a pr team that does advertising in global markets
all the rest can be fixed by jugged and better workmanship
if the markets react positively the services will also improve
products should be targeted towards the starting range or entry-level or mid-tier as peoples expectations from expensive product grows more as the price increases.
we can be white label brands as well but that seems tougher as china is the biggest white label brand hub as well
software
utility apps are where we need to focus most on
an alternative to these apps are required
  1. tik-tok
  2. Share it
  3. miui share
  4. cam scanner
  5. PicsArt
  6. currency converter
  7. video editors
  8. financial apps as most startups in India are currently funded by foreign brands and some have big investors from China as the Chinese government and other Chinese entities fund applications to flood markets and to get a stake hold in the financial part of most countries examples are
  9. swiggy
  10. paytm

countries we should target

sort in increasing_per_capita) order and take countries_per_capita) from 1500 USD_per_capita) to 5000 USD_per_capita)
exceptions will be there but we should target such counties where there is a growing emerging market that still doesn't have a lot of contenders
usual markets
African developing countries
middle east
Central Asia
and Latin America
other sectors where we can compete with china

automobiles

India has some automobile ingrown manufacturers who can make safe cars that will be able to be sold in Latin America & African market
whose demands are similar to ours so a lot of r&d is already done for it
have simple no-fuss mechanicals efficient engines ,
don't look old or clunky and can handle extreme heat and rain as well
some examples are for commercial and two-wheelers as well
they are economically cheaper than their European counterparts and for daily use
having cars that can be used daily for 5 years will be a good selling point also we have to export more bikes as well bikes are a big seller in the emerging markets

What the government can do

  1. have PSUS in the electronic & telecommunication technologies department so that the brain drain is reduced so that talented individuals can help develop our country and be proud of making something in their own country and be the owner of it
  2. have more innovative ideas as china has not just copied products but is now a leader in modern and sophisticated devices we would need to invent and innovate to be on the cutting edge and be the second option but be the first option everyone considers
  3. have specific trade corridors that are away from residential areas and provide these lands at cheaper rates to lure the companies into states that have lower development or where land is still cheaper
  4. have research hubs where people can innovate on their ideas and propose it to companies
  5. provide funding to companies so that even if the loose money in the first few years they still stay competitive and not end up being owned by some foreign brands
  6. make ease of doing business be increased
  7. focus on exporting more after our internal demand has been fulfilled
  8. investment by big corporates into these startups and fdas by friendly companies or companies from countries that help India should be made easily countries like Japan and Germany and Russia should be allowed to have fdas easily as these countries have always helped us through thick and thin for which I thank them even though Russia has helped both countries as well
  9. skilled labour is the need of the hour if we have the biggest youth population and they can spend their free time on TikTok won't it be better if they took up learning some skill that can provide them with a source of income as well also people who couldn't study due to financial reasons are in their mid-30s and are a bit behind could be helped a lot of the government can start skill training with psus for certain specific employment scenarios
please tell me what I have missed or where I am wrong please repost or upvote as it might end up being heard and someone from the government or big companies that we have can probably hear it
and maybe work on it
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KBO Legends overview

KBO Legends overview
Edit: Whoops, can't edit titles. Sorry for misleading you guys.

Greetings KBO! Inspired by u/JejuEagles post about Hanhwa legend Koo Dae-Sung, I figured I'd give overviews of legendary players who have played in teams both in the present and in the past. I like doing historical overviews, so this is right up my alley!
The aim of this post (and hopefully more to come) is to show a glimpse into the history of the KBO--the history of any sports league is made by its players and notable incidents, and believe me, there are VERY notable incidents in the 40-year history of the KBO.
Today, I'll cover two legendary pitchers from the beginnings of the KBO, one who virtually all KBO fans will know, one relatively less so.
Let's start with the less famous one. All images are from namu.wiki, a Korean subculture-dedicated wiki.

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Jang Myung-Bu (Fukushi Hiroaki, 장명부): A Korean who later became a Japanese citizen, Jang is a relatively less-discussed legend in KBO--for reasons which will become clear later on. A veteran of the NPB when he came to Korea, he landed on the Sammi Superstars (who would eventually become the Hyundai Unicorns), the laughingstock of the KBO in its formative years. I'll just present his season stats for the 1983 season:
60 appearances, 44 starts, 427.1 IP, 30 wins (28 starting wins), 36 CGs, 26 CGW, 6 CGSO, 8 straight CGs.
If that doesn't make your jaw drop......
Jang was an insanely talented but headstrong player who authored a season almost akin to Leicester City's PL victory, although the Superstars fell just short. Unfortunately, after a falling out with management, he grew disillusioned with Korean baseball but continued to pitch 400 innings a season for the Superstars, who had virtually nobody else. Burned out, he retired in 87, and was implicated in a drug scandal for possession of amphetamines in 91, resulting in him being blacklisted from KBO records. He would never set foot in Korea again, living out the rest of his days in Japan. He died in 2005, with the phrase "the falling leaf does not blame the autumn winds for how it falls" written next to his body. (Sounds much more poetic in Korean)

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Choi Dong Won (최동원): The "Iron Arm" of the Lotte Giants, and forever a hero in Busan. A glasses-wearing power righthander with a curveball that is rated as a magoo(마구: Literally "magic pitch". Used to label pitches that are particularly filthy), he was a beast that was already famous for being a prodigy in high school. After a failed attempt to go to the Majors (a lot of which is shrouded in controversy), he became a Lotte Giant in 1983, and became immortal in 1984.
See, the rules were, the KBO season was divided into two parts, and the "winner" of each part would go to the Korea Series. Samsung won the first half of the season, and essentially "load managed" certain games to make sure that Lotte, and not OB Bears (who were seen as a greater team than Lotte, Choi notwithstanding), won the second split. Lotte got into the KS, but Lotte was a lower-tier team with not much else other than Choi. It was then that the Lotte manager and Choi had a slight conversation, which is still legendary in KBO history:

Manager: Choi, what can we do? We've come this far......
Choi: I understand. Let's do this.

So what happened in the 84 Korea Series?
Game 1: Choi pitches a CGSO.
Game 3: Choi pitches a complete game, 12K victory.
Game 5: Choi pitches a complete game defeat.
Game 6: Choi comes out of the bullpen and gets the victory.
Game 7: Choi pitches a complete game victory.
Total stats: 5 appearances, 4 wins, 1 loss, 40 IP, 1.80 ERA, WHIP 1.08.
There are some who say half-jokingly that it was Choi, and not the Giants, that won the 84 Korea Series.
Looking back with the benefit of hindsight, I think no sane baseball fan will argue that what Choi did in the Korea Series should ever happen again. This was proved out by Choi's career, where he remained a monster until 1987, and then......
In 1988, Choi was one of the leaders in trying to establish a players' union after a tragic car accident claimed the life of a Haitai Tigers player. The league and the team owners did not take well to this, especially Lotte who had constantly been trying to pay less than the stated contract via questionable interpretation of certain clauses. The players' union incident marked him in the eyes of the Lotte front office, who traded him to Samsung--an act of betrayal that the fans still have not forgotten.
Choi later lamented that "had I known that would be how my Lotte career ended, I would have not been so eager to sacrifice my arm for that 84 title." At his retirement, he apparently had two severed shoulder ligaments.
Choi retired relatively early in 1990, even running for a parliament seat in Busan but didn't quite get there, and sadly passed away in 2011 after fighting cancer for several years.
Lastly, Choi came a little bit before a certain pitcher on the Haitai Tigers, and the two would form a rivalry that sadly did not last as long as it should have due to Choi breaking down. That Haitai pitcher would become undoubtedly the most famous pitcher in Korean baseball history.
To see GIFs of Choi's pitches, check the namuwiki page for Choi.
On a final footnote, Lotte would repeat history in 1992, sacrificing a righthanded pitcher who wore glasses to win its last KBO title. Perhaps the baseball gods are pissed off that Lotte basically rode two pitchers into hell to win, because they have not won it all since then.

I'll be back with more episodes, if you guys are interested. If not, well, I'll just write'em out for fun anyway :)
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how INDIA can successfully ban CHINA

a lot of media channels have shown us visuals of people braking tv's and phones but is that enough

no

below is my opinion on how we can at least become a tough competitor to china and put a hole in his wallet

Raw materials:-

  1. buying cheaper petroleum from OPEC plus counties and buying petroleum currently or when the price is low petroleum is the most basic necessary material needed to start making anything like a cellphone body or any plastic part it is necessary we get petroleum and not make the payment in petrodollars but in INR
  2. rare earth minerals, partnerships with Australia and African counties to make an agreement where Indian mining companies will open an associate in their country and provide employment there in return for being able to access rare earth minerals and its a benefit both ways,
  3. refining of these raw materials is largely not done in India currently, we would require them to be purified in India or any other country where it is most feasible or where there are already built plants made to process these plants eg, Taiwan South Korea and Japan.

Product manufacturing:-

  1. government has to make it lucrative for foreign brands to open manufacturing plants in India.

using the design from ARM a Uk based processor architecture license firm

ARM is the only licenser of processor design which is used in smartphones and other smart devices
the government of India can experiment with funding a department to make processors that are compatible with other makers at least reaching 80% capacity in terms of performance or fund any Indian company who tries to make processer in India in house
Memory
memory manufacturers from countries
using the above list we can choose partners and offer them land that is near a port or away from agricultural land so that a plant can be set up that can make memory modules being both NAND flash and storage memory and controllers
controllers, rectifiers and other smaller electronics components like capacitors clippers should be made in India as China is the only current economical manufacturer of these components
this will require skilled labor, engineers, and people who have had expertise in the industry and manufacturing field as economies of scale play a big factor in these parts hiring people who have had the first-hand experience in other companies should be offered jobs in India
  1. Samsung
  2. sony
  3. OmniVision (Chinese) should be not used
  4. zies (luxury brand)
if these companies cameras are used they can provide good camera experience in the smartphones and tablets
connectivity chips


Accessories for electronics

another market that seems appropriate is electronics accessories like:-
these products are also dominated by Chinese brands globally we should just copy their design in these segments and also export these products as there are sold in big numbers at least for every smartphone we have a couple of pair of earphones and a power bank a lot of these Chinese brands are known for bad service if we can provide better after-sales we can get a good chunk of the market even if the price is 10-20% extra,
and I guess the easiest to target market sector as well as it requires considerably less R&D

the equipment used for manufacturing

branding of the products

most Indian brands are synonymous with
  1. cheap brands
  2. poor build
  3. unreliable components
  4. mediocre performance
  5. poor after-sales service
  6. better alternatives
the image problem can be fixed by gorilla marketing and having a pr team that does advertising in global markets
all the rest can be fixed by jugged and better workmanship
products should be targeted towards the starting range or entry-level or mid-tier as peoples expectations from expensive product grows more as the price increases.
we can be white label brands as well but that seems tougher as china is the biggest white label brand hub as well

software

utility apps are where we need to focus most on
an alternative to these apps are required
  1. tik-tok
  2. Share it
  3. miui share
  4. cam scanner
  5. PicsArt
  6. currency converter
  7. video editors

countries we should target

sort in increasing_per_capita) order and take countries_per_capita) from 1500 USD_per_capita) to 5000 USD_per_capita)
exceptions will be there but we should target such counties where there is a growing emerging market that still doesn't have a lot of contenders
usual markets
African developing countries
middle east
Central Asia
and Latin America

other sectors where we can compete with china

India has some automobile manufacturers who can make safe cars that will be able to be sold in Latin America & African market

they are economically cheaper than their European counterparts and for daily use
having cars that can be used daily for 5 years will be a good selling point also we have to export more bikes as well bikes are a big seller in the merging market

What the government can do

  1. have PSUS in the electronic & telecommunication technologies department so that the brain drain is reduced so that talented individuals can help develop our country and be proud of making something in their own country and be the owner of it
  2. have more innovative ideas as china has not just copied products but is now a leader in modern and sophisticated devices we would need to invent and innovate to be on the cutting edge and be the second option but be the first option everyone considers
  3. have specific trade corridors that are away from residential areas and provide these lands at cheaper rates to lure the companies into states that have lower development or where land is still cheaper
  4. have research hubs where people can innovate on their ideas and propose it to companies
  5. provide funding to companies so that even if the loose money in the first few years they still stay competitive and not end up being owned by some foreign brands
  6. make ease of doing business be increased
  7. focus on exporting more after our internal demand has been fulfilled
  8. investment by big corporates into these startups and fdas by friendly companies or companies from countries that help India should be made easily countries like Japan and Germany and Russia should be allowed to have fdas easily as these countries have always helped us through thick and thin

please tell me what I have missed or where I am wrong please repost or upvote as it might end up being heard and someone from the government or big companies that we have can probably hear it

and maybe work on it



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A comprehensive analysis of the current global supply chain situation

I saw that there isn't any posts discussing about the problems about supply chains on investing, so I decided to put supply chain DD post here too
Tl;dr : Shortage are happening everywhere for both individuals and businesses, things are bad.
Liquidity problems for many businesses may lead to bankruptcies =banks loans default=Financial problems again
Extreme uncertainty as regions could get quarantine(Italy), virus is spreading rapidly in Europe/US and causing many shutdowns
Just stay out of the market or short stocks on everything except health care, funeral, tech sector

Last week I share an article on WSB about the supply chains problems in China last week which you could find at the resource section, I previously said that the article haven't even accounted about a potential outbreak may lead to Europe and US factories being shutdown causing a longer supply chain shortage.
I originally estimate that there might be shut downs not earlier than Mid March, now look at Italy and a 14 mil region already got shut down and we are not even at Mid March yet.
Ports in LA has been half empty since Mar 3, a twitter post says that usually there are 5 trains a day out of there, now down to 32. Usually has 16,000 trucks in the port, that's down by half.
You think shit is real but things should get back normal in Mid March and china should be pumping those industrial goods now? Dead Wrong.
China could only make low to semi mid tier tech grade items, since factories are reopen back around Early March they could still use those stored inventory from Jan. But if you want to assemble an more high tech stuff like Iphone you would need parts from at least from Germany,Switzerland, Japan, US and Chinese components take a look at the pic to get an idea here:max_bytes(150000):strip_icc():format(webp)/Lifewire_Where_Is_The_Iphone_Made_1999503_V2-345d781fed0b48909b2fc5c6b52ff325.png) , but factories from everywhere is closing/got infected/needs quarantine at an unprecedented rate.
Here are some examples:

Japan Has shut down its F35 factory in Mar 4 (An italy factory also shutdown too) here
Korea car factory shut down here
Samsung Wants to move its factories to Vietnam for making parts for its smartphone, but it turns out that A London-Hanoi flight has caused the beer virus to spread in Vietnam right now, things are not looking good. here and here

The last supply chain shock to the globe was from the earthquake that hit Japan in 2011, so most CEOs who wants to cut costs and pump their stock price has already switch to JIT and the earthquake was just a single country shock, and nobody expect a bloody global supply chain collapse since there isn't one before in history.
Currently most companies across the globe are facing the problem of not having inventory since the Chinese factories shut down in late Jan as most only runs on 15-30 day inventory.
While a report says that A total of 78 million Chinese migrant rural workers have already returned to work, accounting for 60% of the total who left for home for the Chinese New Year holiday here.
But Chinese companies are still mostly producing from inventory left from Jan, as they just open back their factories and ordering new supplies would likely take at least 1 week for factories to resume production if they run out of materials. Hubei is still in shutdown, there are also reports about reopening factories but no one is working and they just turn on the equipment as to satisfy the electricity quotas set by the officials here
People with beer virus suddenly falls down and the factory could got shut down vid
I predict that China may get back to 50% production capacity for things that doesn't need external exports in late March - Early April.
Did I even talk about the second wave of disruption coming to Chinese factories? here

So, you may say things are bad but those air freight could transport shit to other countries fast, right?
Maybe, the air freight market is acting like WSB and the price is as volatile as the VIX index, the price for air freight also seems to be doubled. pic here
Also, Sea freights which consists of 90% of global freight trade would take like a month for transporting stuff.
Most factories in Europe and US would wait to April - early May (which they mostly alreday run out of inventory for 1-3 months) for Cargo ship to arrive to the ports, and so you may think they could finally get their long waited inventory. Cheers Right? No Again

Remember there is a Italy lock down?
Hubei is still in lock down since late Jan and still haven't been reopen yet.
Let's assume that things are better in Italy and it would take a month to reopen back, but what would happen to nearby regions and countries like in southern Italy,Germany, France,Switzerland? France and German already has 1000 cases.
If the rate of increase continues as the expected projection, it seems that they would also be in lock down and those lock down would never could be as effective as in china.
So even northern Italy reopens in a month it would still impossible to reopen business since other nearby regions would be likely in their own lock down as well.
This is due to the fact the virus spread faster than any flu virus we have seen before which is at around 2.2-2.68 rate, this is higher than the h1n1 flu of 1.46, and the beer virus is likely more deadly as the Spanish Flu (but maybe due to much higher old population than any time in history), you could look about the comparison here (thanks for the covid dd post)
This is like an endless feedback loop and until a cure or a vaccine comes out(which should take more than a year), things would mostly get worse.

Conclusion:
So you could see how bad the supply chain problem is , the collapse of the supply chain would cause many business to shut down and debts defaults for both consumer and businesses.
Europe and Japan are already in negative rates, they are already not profitable and lower rates would likely to cause the banks unable to profit from business services and cause a financial collapse again.
You could see my other post talking about the liquidity problem, the repo market problem and Deutsche Bank , if you are interested on supply chain problems you could follow supplychain for further updates (Both posts are attached below at the resources part)

Extra 1: hey_ross says about the shale oil debt is gonna explode due to the amount of debt, which is true:
A.because the supply chains are collapsing and factories/China won't need that much oil, two months for like 50% drop of oil demand could already lower the oil price ;
B.The shale oil industry just got 911 by the Russians and the Saudis and they are unable to be break even below 50, now the price is just 30 so a 40% decline of revenue for those shale oil companies pic
C. Shale oil was already having problems since 2018 and has around 200 billion debts.
As of the end of 2018, so this number is a little bit old, we’ve spent about $1 trillion in U.S. oil shale and we’ve returned about $700 billion to the companies in the form of cash flow for a whopping, negative 38% cash-on-cash return, The total return to shareholders in the sector in the last decade was effectively zero here
Extra 2: Someone in WSB says the fundamentals remain and my post is just fear.
The Fundamentals as of now are Northern Italy just got quarantine with a 14 mil population,Industries are stopping and labour,materials could not flow freely.
The Industrial Triangle of Italy just got quarantine,The quarantine will take over the Italian economic zones. About a third of the national gross domestic product (GDP) comes from the regions of Lombardy and Veneto. According to the financial service company Moody's, Italy's GDP will decrease by 0.5 percent this year. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/italy-quarantines-quarter-population-fight-coronavirus-200308071832617.html
And can you tell me when will it go back to normal? You can't because nobody knows. The Fundamentals just got changed until it resumes to normal where labomaterials could flow freely again and thus volatility will remain which is bad for business.

Resource Section:
The Supply chain article in last week: https://www.reddit.com/wallstreetbets/comments/fbpiqa/it_seems_supply_chains_for_many_companies_are/
Empty Ports:
https://www.portandterminal.com/watch-longshoreman-at-port-of-los-angeles-posts-updates-as-it-grinds-to-a-halt/
Where Is the iPhone Made?:
https://www.lifewire.com/where-is-the-iphone-made-1999503
Volatile market sparks call for review of how air freight capacity is traded:
https://theloadstar.com/volatile-market-sparks-call-for-review-of-how-air-freight-capacity-is-traded/
Freight transport:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freight_transport
My post about the potential outcome:
https://www.reddit.com/wallstreetbets/comments/fezfqi/the_ultimate_collapse_of_the_modern_financial/
supplychain Status Update:
https://www.reddit.com/supplychain/comments/few230/covid19_update_saturday_7th_march/
Breakeven Oil Prices Underscore Shale’s Impact on the Market:
https://www.dallasfed.org/research/economics/2019/0521
Music I'm listening while writing this mess: some weird music
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Internet of Things Market Qualitative Insights On Application 2025

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Most executives opine that no major change is needed in security protocols to handle the implementation of Internet of Things (IoT). Companies expect the technology of Internet IoT to enhance customer satisfaction and resource optimization. Additionally, the power, healthcare, and logistics sectors are anticipated to record significant adoption of IoT in the next few years.
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What's happening this week? Headlines on Tesla, Alphabet, Coca-Cola, Microsoft and Lockheed Martin

📉 Markets are dropping amid coronavirus fears

Italy, Iran and South Korea reported an increase of coronavirus cases which turned alarms all around the world. US markets are having their worst day since August 2018. At the same time, according to official numbers, the virus outbreak is slowing down in China. Four provinces lowered their alerts level, while only 7 out of 31 reported new cases.

🏗 Tesla resumes building the Gigafactory in Germany

Tesla said it had resumed tree cutting in Gruenheide, Germany so it can construct its first European car and battery factory following moves by environmentalists to stop local deforestation.
Tesla financial scores: * Profitability: 1.3/10 * Operating Efficiency: 1.4/10 * Liquidity: 3/10 * Solvency: 1.5/10

🎮 Google Stadia added support for 19 new mobile devices

Stadia announced that beginning February 20, you can play games on Stadia using a broad new selection of mobile devices. In addition to the Pixel family, Stadia will now support phones from Samsung, ASUS, and Razer. You’ll also soon be able to play on the brand new Samsung S20 line. More supported phones means you have even more ways to play games when, where, and how you want with Stadia.
Alphabet financial scores: * Profitability: 6.5/10 * Liquidity: 9.1/10 * Solvency: 9.9/10

👌 Coca-Cola reaffirmed full year guidance and provided updates on expected impact from COVID-19

The Coca-Cola Company is reaffirming its full year guidance in connection with the presentation, along with sharing the expected impact from COVID-19 on first quarter 2020 results. The company currently estimates an approximate 2- to 3-point impact to unit case volume, 1- to 2-point impact to organic revenue and 1- to 2-penny impact to earnings per share for the first quarter. Based on its latest forecasts, the company still expects to achieve its previously provided full year guidance.
Coca-Cola financial scores: * Profitability: 8.8/10 * Liquidity: 3.1/10 * Solvency: 4.7/10

📱 Microsoft plans antivirus software for Android and iOS devices

Microsoft’s latest effort to make money on mobile operating systems it doesn’t own involves preventing malware and phishing attacks. Microsoft’s Defender software will become available for Android and iOS devices later this year.
Microsoft financial scores: * Profitability: 9.3/10 * Operating Efficiency: 9.5/10 * Liquidity: 8.7/10 * Solvency: 6.8/10

🛰 Lockheed Martin launched its most advanced Mobile Communications Satellite

Lockheed Martin’s third satellite based on the modernized LM 2100™ bus launched from the Guiana Space Center in French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket and is traveling to its transfer orbit for a series of in-orbit tests before operations are handed over to Sky Perfect JSAT Corporation. JCSAT-17 will provide flexible mobile communications services to users in Japan and the surrounding region.
Lockheed Martin financial scores: * Profitability: 8.2/10 * Operating Efficiency: 6.4/10 * Liquidity: 4.1/10 * Solvency: 8/10

📊 Earning reports for this week

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trying to stop thinking about and watching video games, mostly a generic rant but u kno. Also I read manga and watch sakuga animation and listen to too much music instead of studying like a madman since I'm in a bonkers program rip.

Better than a thousand meaningless statements, is one meaningful word, which, having been heard, brings peace.– Dhammapada 100 (translated by Gil Fronsdal)
Faker, who is this guy, he comes out of nowhere and solo kills king of the mid-lane Ambition. LOOK AT THE CLEANSE. All aboard the Korean hype train! LOOK AT THE MOVES! tightened scrotum. *angery dubstep noises* The camera pans over the high school dropouts. Shoutcasters cast passionately about these attractive but amoral zoomer-millenials.
On a dark and stormy night, Lee Sang-hyeok picked up a mouse and keyboard and the author came into life.
*11 years later*
boi imma play some runescape omergerd. kill sheeps. *TRADE OFFER FROM BIGBOI99* FREE STUFF MY DUDE. ahahah LOOK AT THIS SARADOMIN GODSWORD, NOT JUST A WHITE KNIGHT BLADE.. take my abyssal whip.
the boi wakes up, shimata that nightmare again. He goes to a drug dealer's house. Hey, wanna have some fun? Dorothy-BBY: Welcome to our live chat with the creative minds of Riot Games who developered League of Legends. Please feel free to post your questions!
RiotGames: Hey guys! It's a pleasure to be here. We currently have Marc Merrill (President), Tom Cadwell (Design Director), Steve Snow (VP of Production), and Steve Mescon (Community Director) here to answer your questions.
Guest-11: When is the release date?RiotGames: League of Legends is scheduled to be released on October 6th.
Guest-16: Some of the characters like Ryze are slightly OP at the moment. Once you get stunned there is no way you get away. Or if you do you are at 1% HP. Also what is being done for afk players and leavers? Thank you PaulRiotGames: Tom Cadwell: Balance is of course very important to us. It takes a lot of time and iteration to "get right" but we definitely understand the importance. Regarding your question about leavers - in addition to the more advanced reconnect feature that we rolled out recently, there are a number of things that we're going to be moving onto the beta servers in the next few weeks that should help significantly. I can't reveal a lot of details right now, but we look forward to sharing the specifics with you when the time comes.
Jabe: Can you give us some teasers about new maps in the works?RiotGames: Tom Cadwell: The most important map that we're working on right now is a new user tutorial map. We're also working on a smaller map that will support 3v3/4v4 team sizes better.
Guest-19: Is LoL using a proprietary game engine or a licensed engine?RiotGames: Marc Merrill: League of Legends is being built using both a proprietary game engine and a proprietary platform designed specifically for this type of game.
Guest-24: Are there going to be new maps added to the beta when it becomes open?RiotGames: Tom Cadwell: We aren't planning on releasing new maps specifically with open beta - but we definitely plan on adding plenty of different maps and new game modes over time .
Guest-5: What are the plans for how Influence Points will affect the game?RiotGames: Influence points are earned at the account level by playing individual sessions. Players will be able to use their influence points to purchase Runes, Champions & Skins, and other things that allow you to tailor your gameplay experience to your likeness.
Guest-51: Will current beta testers keep their current accounts go live?RiotGames: Regarding users keeping their beta accounts - Pendragon: Summoner level, IP, Runes, etc will definitely be reset. Our aim is for beta testers to be able to keep their actual accounts and names once the game goes live. No promises though!
He's not the guy, I am. "Nothing is unwinnable".

Middle school was where boys became real men in the most hardest game of all time, league of legends. Boys enjoyed clicking endlessly whilst their dads left them because of their mediocrity; however, that went an unseen blade, for they were naive. There was 100 years of peace and then the hippocampus... Seid ihr das Essen?Nein, wir sind der Jäger!
(Feuerroter Pfeil und Bogen)
Fumareta hana no Namae mo shirazu niChi ni ochita tori wa Kaze wo machiwabiru
The TITANS, THEY'RE COMING AHHHHH. Ah, yes the flesh, sear it, savor its taste... OH KAMISAMA THIS IS OUR DIVINE PUNISHMENT.
*3 years later*
Where am i, who am i? Secondary learning? Yes mon ami, tu est dans le location pour etudier et il y n'a pas jeux de videos. what is this ib diploma, volunteering, ahahahah? I'm diamond, you cannot hurt me filthy casuals, *right hand moves rapidly in the air with clawing motions*. Click, click, the sounds of idiocy. Through the mist... in comes the speeding train of death and a shovel drops off. But mother, this cannot be, I am the king of top lane, the mastermind of their fates. The boy takes the steel spade and firmly grasps it. We all want to quickly get somewhere, that's why the 6 minute abs are so powerful. Imagine there was a four lane highway, and we all want to take it. We always step over the fucking shovel, I made my own path and suffered. I suffered a lot. Being called n***** every day and you know being bullied, I couldnt lie to myself anymore. KAMEHAMEHAAAAAA, I WILL CHANGE MY FATE, I WILL DESTROY MY CHAINS skeletons buried FLY OUT . Twisting endlessly AND CONTORTING HIS BODY YES I WILL BECOME EDUCATED... And with both of us together, then, of course, we could possibly do it in, um... oh, eight years. Oh, does something else demand your time? Some pressing appointment, perhaps? In return for your help, I offer something priceless. My freedom? No, freedom can be taken away, as you well know. I offer knowledge, everything I have learned. I will teach you, oh, economics, mathematics... - Philosophy, science. - To read and write? Of course. When do we start? I got it. I got it. Lights out. Lights. - Let's have 'em. Come on. - The slot opens twice a day. Once for your toilet bucket, which is where we hide the dirt.*2 years later* the manly man swigs some lemonade. A hard day's work; sour yet sweet. Snow surrounds him while he drinks the cold beverage, he is prepared with his defenses. Torch light illuminates his contraption. We call it the shatterdome. RESET The cLOCK. Overconfidence is a slow and insidious killer. "DEMACIA!"
who said that? Hey, ___, there's a lol tournament with a preeze in the district wannaa go seeeee.????? Garen, the might of addiction. This secondary learning institution attended by the man-child was holding a big gathering of enthusiast time splurgers. There must be an extravagant sendoff for his wasted childhood. After winning it, rains of blood and tears of virgin women will announce my ascension into the upper realms. The fog of war was thick. In the beating drums of war: tryouts with the French language teacher-coach, missed learning opportunities and time to truly relax the anima, and finally the author places onto a noble team: they would represent the Technical Institute, five who had no real friends, nor integration into society, but nonetheless represented the learning institution like the outcasts Japan. Of course, being an addicted, er, highly dedicated rookie, the opponents fell like flies to the stacking immortal hound, Nasus. Q.Q.Q.Q.Q.Q.Q.Q. + 12. Click. Q.Q.Q.Q.Q.Q.QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQ+12QQQQQQQ..... QQQQQQQQQQQ... Q. HAHA THE CYCLE OF LSiphon the red crystal. Ecstasy. *heavy panting* *oofffoofofof* After the dust settles emerges the bountiful 25 dollars, wonderful. It was not a waste, these great warriors I have met were worth the effort of traversing my kingdom. It was a mighty crusade, brethren, although you seem quite untraditional the warrior with your shortness of breath. XXDusk left the game: the best top laner in his grand academy goes away. Back to fight Philippe II for England. He was never seen again on the rift.
*several weeks later*
Look at the cleanse, look at the moves! Faker what was that? Faker with a huge outplay on to Ryu, I almost couldn't see that, the qss, the deathmark. He totally just won that duel oh my god, the nerves he mustve been shaking XPEKE STUCK IN THERE AND BACKDOORED THE NEXUS. FAKER FAKER PLAYMAKER. 20 minute surrender on. FAKER HAS NEVER LOST ON LEBLANC. LOOK AT THE CLEANSE. Waow.. oh wait, should I not be working? No, this is fun, I get to relax, somehow. mathematical studies 227. Praise Faker's greatness, he will teach the way to live; He possesses an untapped knowledge. Worlds 2019 arrives, where the least healthy males fight. TO BE THE KING YOU GOTTA BEAT THE KING, FAKER STILL LIES AHEAD * GLASSES ADJUSTMENT * *POUTING POSE* *HANDS IN POCKET GUY* *MAN WALKING VERY SLOWLY TOWARDS THE CAMERA WITH A STOIC FACE AND CROSSING HIS ARMS BECAUSE HE CANT ACTUALLY DO ANYTHING IN REAL LIFE ALL WE GET TO SEE IS SOME HIGHLIGHT MONTAGES OF THIS MAN PLAYING A FUCKING VIDEO GAME CHARACTER AND THEN THE MAKEUP ARTISTS DO THEIR THING BUT REALLY THEY ALL ARE KIND OF SCREWED IN TERMS OF APPLICABLE SKILLS* See, I knew he would become great again. PHOENIX RISE RISE. MAKE THEM REMEMBER YOU ARISSSSEEEEE. MAKE THEM ADDICTED TO LOL RISEEEE RISEE. PICK UP YOUR PSYCHIDELICS AND RIIIISEEEE. I'm going to watch all of his games like a promiscuous Chinese prostitute in Peking. While invested, time to watch the other groups. Who is Huni? He went undefeated in 2015 EU LCS. HE'S A MONSTER, HES GONNA KILL EVERYONE OH MY GOD. LOOK AT SWORD AHAHAH CV MAX OH BOI SWORD U DUN FUCKED UP OH MY GOD. OMG. *1 month later* BANG IS COMING FAKER'S SHOCKWAVE WILL FIND THEM ALL. SKT LEGENDS FOR A REASON, FIND THEIR WIN. YOU CAN NEVER COUNT SKT OUT, NO MATTER WHAT, I HAVE TALKED TO MULTIPLE ANALYSTS ABOUT THIS TEAM, NEVER BET AGAINST SKT. THEY SEEM TO HAVE SOME SORT OF MYSTERIOUS POWER. SSG QUALIFY FOR A REMATCH WITH SK TELECOM. PLAYERS TO WATCH: CUVEE CROWN, HUNI FAKER. TAKE A LOOK AT THAT AGGRESSIVE TOP LANE STYLE FROM HUNI AND YOU KNOW LAST YEAR, THEY WERE THE FAVOURITES TO WIN BUT NOW SKT SEEMS TO BE PLAYING OFF-META WHEREAS SSG ARE COMFORTABLE. THE SK TELECOM DYNASTY IS OVER, ALL HAIL THE NEW KINGS, SAMSUNG GALAXY, YOUR 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONS. 1 YEAR WAITING, FIGHTING TO GET BACK TO THIS STAGE, AND THEY DEFEAT SK TELECOM ON THE BIGGEST STAGE.*2 months later*FAKER IS PART OWNER OF SKT. UH AHAHSUHAUHSDAHSD . 227宿題はフェイカーの助けを借りて行われます、私は彼のためにここまで来ました. 私は偽の千里子が大好. ITS NOT MY FAULT I CAN'T PERFORM because it's impossible. More coffee, but the boymanchild shudders. He looks at his walls and his schedule book. "duh work on dream project make money and be healthier" I'll do it eventually, need anime power plus six-pack and chiseled jaw. Hey guys mike here, today we're gonna be doing an ez workout for Faker, DO YOU KNOWS da waE? His memories swirl around the orb of existence, the schedules fall into the night. Stars, stars everywhere, and then people leaving, people having fun with each other. I work so hard, right Faker? You believe in me! I toil, ah if only I wasn't born so unblessed I could go anywhere, it's not that I suck or anything, I am anxious. A shape emerges from the canvas... Buddha? i work so hard, I just wish somebody would recognize my effort you know, and THOSE PEOPLE NEVER GET ANYTHING DONE, BIG WHOOP U LITTLE SNOWFLAKE. ⠀⠀⠀⠴⢿⣧⣤⣄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⣴⣿⣧⣆⣘⡄⢹⣿⣷⣆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⣴⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣷⣾⣿⣿⣿⣷⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⠿⢿⣷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢸⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⠏⠀⣴⣿⣿⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣴⣿⣿⣿⣿⡀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⣀⡀⣾⡿⠀⠉⠉⠛⠋⠛⠛⠚⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣷⣄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⢠⣍⠹⣿⣿⡇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢹⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⡿⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⢿⣷⣾⣿⣿⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢀⣴⣾⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣷⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⢹⣟⢻⣿⣄⠀⠀⠀⠀⣰⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⣿⠇⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠻⠿⠟⠁⠑⢶⣤⣴⣿⣿⣿⣷⣶⣬⣿⣿⣿⡿⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠈⠙⠛⠛⢛⣿⣿⣿⣿⡿⠛⠁⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠻⢿⡿⠟⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀"You have not accepted the inevitable suffering of existence."

QuestionWhat is the most destructive organ in the human body?What is the most helpful organ in the human body?AnswerThe tongue (along with the lips, lungs, teeth and vocal chords)
Talking is our primary mode of interacting with each other. Speaking with care is the most effective tool we have for cleaning up our inner life and making our relationships better.
Words can connect and heal people and can also alienate and harm people. Words often produce powerful, lasting effects on both the speaker and the listener. Sometimes those effects are unintended, but if your words are well chosen, they can bring peace to you and others.
Whether you are aware of it or not, every word you say has the potential to ease or afflict yourself and others. Spoken or written words, sign language, and non-verbal expressions – which are all forms of speech – shape our relationsh. Capitalism has screwed me over stupid BUSH. The major shareholders have swindled the money off the proletariat. The real wage has been steadily decreasing for the last forty years we need to build a .
Richard Wolff: I think the way this one began really takes us at least back to the 1970s. Something happened in the 1970s, kind of everyone agrees that the capitalists in the United States and other parts of the world made a fundamental decision to change course. They were no longer going to stay in the parts of the world where capitalism had grown up: Western Europe, North America and Japan. They were going to leave. They were going to go to places where they could produce at a much lower wage level for workers, and I'm thinking here of China, India, Brazil, places like that. And they were only going to stay in their old countries under the new conditions of pressing down the wages, getting the government to cut taxes on them, basically under the threat that if you don't do what we want where we were born, even more of us will be leaving and going elsewhere.
This put the country into a vice. It didn't know how to react, the politicians were afraid to offend these corporations. Meanwhile the corporations became richer and richer, precisely because they were paying low wages around the rest of the world. And you have a crisis building because the rich are becoming richer and richer, they...
It was a solution and it did work for a while. But you know, we were a small ex colony at that time. We were not a major player in the world economy the way Britain and Western Europe were. Now we are the colossus of the world economy. And things you can do when you're a small corner, you can't do if you're the Big Kahuna on the beach.
For example, if you were actually to see the United States today try to put a wall of tariffs around itself, one of the first things you'd notice really quickly would be that the rest of the world's countries would do exactly the same against the United States. So while we would celebrate having more jobs because we don't let foreign goods come in, we would also have to commiserate with one another for all the lost jobs here because we can't export to those countries. They're not all going to sit down and play by the rule book that advantages the United States at their expense. The Chinese aren't going to do it and the Europeans aren't going to do it, and the Japanese are not going to do it...
Second example. The instability I just spoke about. What kind of a system is this that plunges down every four to seven years? And then periodically plunges down in a horrific way that makes hundreds of millions of people suffer even though their skill at production is unchanged, even though their needs are, if anything, growing. That we stumble over ourselves, the instability, the inequality, those should be more than enough to have as signs that this is a system which for most of us is not working...
UND KEINE SASONDERN UNSERE JEW-RIDDEN DEMOCRACIES, DIE NUR IN TERMS OF CAPITALISM DENKEN KÖNNEN, KÖNNEN, DASS, WENN EIN STAAT DIE MASCHINE ZU EINEM ANDEREN STAAT ES DOMISIERT, DASS ANDERE STAAT. IN ACTUAL FACT SUCH DOMINATION, IF IT OCCURS, CAN BE ONLY A RECIPROCAL DOMINATION.

Es ist vermutlich einfacher, ohne Maschinen als ohne Lebensmittel und Rohstoffe zu sein. Folglich scheint der Partner, der Rohstoffe und Lebensmittel benötigt, stärker gebunden zu sein als der Empfänger von Industrieerzeugnissen. BEI DIESER TRANSAKTION GAB ES WEDER EROBERER NOCH EROBERT. ES GAB NUR PARTNER
You have to face that this is now a world capitalist system that has boxed itself into a dead end which is why I stress, even though it is scary, that we really now have to ask a question. Capitalism has collapsed twice in the last 75 years: first in the 1930s, and now we have 2008. Between those two we had 11 economic downturns. That's the measure of the National Bureau of Economic Research which keeps those records here in the United States. The instability of this system coupled with the decision to maximize profits by going overseas to exploit low wage workers has put us into a situation where even when we solve the problems we have, the solution leads to the next net of problems that are even worse.
This is the time when the question about the viability of the system should be debated forefront. We have an election for president where the two candidates, if you can say anything about them, is they share the evasion of this question. The refusal to question this system, to debate almost anything other than asking whether this system is now dysfunctional for the mass of people, profitable for a few, but that's not the basis for longevity. That was what was experienced by other systems in the past and we need to ask those questions about our system now...
Born a corpse, there was no destiny of greatness. I must investigate my spiritual inner core by reading gender-bend manga. Hello darkness my old friend. Is this my fate, to be this weak, old, frail youngster. To eternally envy the gifts bestowed upon others while writhing in this puddle of mud? No, I must go beyond into the starlight and seek it, the eternal. Shinji, get in the robot.Cold sweat beads on his forehead, the author wakes up. Was that the universe, am I Buddha now? Beep beep. Written assigment due in 4 hours. Oh shit, well maybe I should just start, and see where this goes. *fades into the sunset*. music... ears hurt... different music.... instrumental.... Japanese.... western... ambient... white noise... damnnit these headphones suck..... ouch EI DIESER TRANSAKTION GAB ES WEDER EROBERER NOCH EROBERT. ES GAB NUR PARTNER... you know what fuck this I'm watching Faker.No, NONO NO NONDONSOANDOANSODNAOSDNADONAOThe author wakes up. Carl? Carl!? Get over here, the walkers are coming in! M4A1-S coming up 30/120. hit em in the head.*grrr* A swiper swipes at him 24/120. Another one. 11/120. And another one 5/120. Tactical reload. 30/90 Carl, as he runs from his resting place underneath the dilapidated car into the prison building sees Richard I of England. "Richard?" Slowly, the man turns around. The hollow shell of the Lionheart faced the boy, now grown up into a neckbeard. ""GRRDSGRR"! "AH! No, what happened to Richard?" Carl slept for too long, it was time to end it. Cocking the pistol at him, he fires it twice in the head. It's dead now. It can't hurt me. In the distance, more agitated roars swarm the building. DEUS VULT! oh, boy, this cant be happening, this cant be happening... Trapped. in the middle of nowhere. with spongebob and zombified crusaders. I'll have to scare them away from Jerusalem. The cult of the holy lance! The battle of jaffa, saladeeen, im coming to get uuuu.

PC after a 16 hour gaming binge: you can rest now.
The author rests now .
Wait a minute. The author wakes up. *Men in black show up*. Oh no, it's faker. "You know too much" Oh god, the phone booth there it is! If i can only get to it. The author dodges bullets with his powers ah theres a speeding train of death! So close!
*darkness*
I unconsciously swallowed my saliva as I watched the scene unfold before my eyes.
“Ertha…”
A deep husky voice called out my name.
Its owner was lying sprawled out on the bed.
The firelight glowed in the dimly lit room, illuminating his inhumanly beautiful face .
He was in possesion of flawless pale skin, a lean and elegant figure, and a delicately sculpted face which bore a sweet captivating smile presently.
At first glance, he looked no different from usual.
However, his eyes were absolutely alluring.
His ordinarily piercing clear purple eyes were hazy, and the faint reddish tinge that flushed those snow white cheeks belied traces of excitement.
This seemingly dangerous man was my husband, the Duke of the Empire, ‘Zahid El- Carnor.’
Zahid smile languidly and beckoned me.
Goosebumps quickly broke out on my neck.
Just like a prey when faced with a predator, my instincts were beseeching me to run away far from here.
However, I fought to suppress my fearful instincts and gradually made my way towards him.
I walked as slowly as I could, but the distance to the bed was too short. It was merely a few steps away.
He caught me and pulled me down onto the bed.
“……”
His large hands grabbed me by the waist.
Perhaps it was due to my bundle of nerves, that my skin felt overly sensitive as his hot breath washed over it.
My head was getting foggy from the heat rising within my body.
Zahid tugged me closer, hugging me.
“Kiss me, Ertha.”

Talking comes naturally to most people. Sometimes it’s as if we don’t really know what we think until we’ve produced words on a particular subject – “thought out loud”. But how can we make sure our speech is worthwhile, and not just blather? Without a bit of silence woven into the conversation, there’s no time to think, to hear, or to connect. Filling our surroundings with continuous noise generates a nervous and uncomfortable urgency. It’s a way of blocking out reflective thinking, and it wears out both the speaker and the listener. Allowing for silence invites listening, thoughtful speech, absorption of what’s said, and contemplation.

tldr;
I took a break from gaming to improve my life and then came back when faker came into my utube recommendations then i couldnt stop thinking about lol. Since then, I've been taking uni courses and am struggling.
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Today's Pre-Market News [Monday, April 22nd, 2019]

Good morning traders and investors of the wallstreetbets sub! Welcome to a new trading week and a fresh start! Here are your pre-market news this AM-

Today's Top Headlines for Monday, April 22nd, 2019

STOCK FUTURES CURRENTLY:

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LAST WEEK'S MARKET MAP:

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TODAY'S MARKET MAP:

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LAST WEEK'S S&P SECTORS:

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TODAY'S S&P SECTORS:

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TODAY'S ECONOMIC CALENDAR:

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THIS WEEK'S ECONOMIC CALENDAR:

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THIS WEEK'S UPCOMING IPO'S:

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THIS WEEK'S EARNINGS CALENDAR:

($AMZN $FB $BA $TWTR $MSFT $TSLA $T $SNAP $CAT $VZ $HAL $KO $PG $INTC $LMT $F $CLF $V $XLNX $CNC $PYPL $GWW $BIIB $STLD$UTX $CMG $UPS $ABBV $NOK $KMB $DPZ $MO $AAL $XOM $JBLU $SBUX $BMY $ANTM $LRCX $HOG $BOH $LUV $IRBT $NUE $FCX)
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THIS MORNING'S PRE-MARKET EARNINGS CALENDAR:

($HAL $GWW $STLD $KMB $BOH $BMRC $AVX $ONB $LECO $IBCP $LII $CBU $TCF $HNI)
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THIS AFTERNOON'S POST-MARKET EARNINGS CALENDAR:

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EARNINGS RELEASES BEFORE THE OPEN TODAY:

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EARNINGS RELEASES AFTER THE CLOSE TODAY:

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THURSDAY'S ANALYST UPGRADES/DOWNGRADES:

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THURSDAY'S INSIDER TRADING FILINGS:

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TODAY'S DIVIDEND CALENDAR:

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THIS MORNING'S MOST ACTIVE TRENDING TICKERS:

  • HAL
  • KEYW
  • VZ
  • USO
  • HNI
  • AXGN
  • ISRG
  • RAMP
  • KMB
  • STLD

THIS MORNING'S STOCK NEWS MOVERS:

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Bed Bath & Beyond — The housewares retailer is reconstituting its board, with five independent directors stepping down and the company's founders and co-chairmen departing the board as well. Lead independent director Patrick Gaston has been named as the new chairman.

STOCK SYMBOL: BBBY

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Kimberly-Clark — The consumer products company beat estimates by 12 cents a share, with adjusted quarterly profit of $1.66 per share. Revenue also beat Wall Street forecasts, helped by higher selling prices and cost reductions which helped offset higher commodity prices and currency headwinds.

STOCK SYMBOL: KMB

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Halliburton — The oilfield services company reported adjusted quarterly profit of 23 cents per share, a penny a share above estimates. Revenue also topped forecasts. Halliburton said it is seeing a broad-based recovery across its international markets, and added that it believes the worst in pricing deterioration is now behind it.

STOCK SYMBOL: HAL

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Tesla — CEO Elon Musk will hold an investor event at the automaker's California headquarters, focusing on Tesla's self-driving efforts. Separately, Musk and the SEC both asked a federal judge for more time to negotiate a settlement over the SEC's attempt to hold Musk in contempt of court for recent tweets. The company also said it immediately sent a team to investigate an apparent explosion of one of its cars that occurred in Shanghai on Sunday evening local time.

STOCK SYMBOL: TSLA

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Boeing — Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is the subject of a New York Times article that raises safety concerns about the 787 Dreamliner due to what the paper calls "shoddy production and weak oversight" at the jet maker's South Carolina factory. Boeing told CNBC the story is "skewed and inaccurate."

STOCK SYMBOL: BA

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DR Horton — DR Horton was downgraded to ""market perform" from "outperform" at Keefe Bruyette and Woods, with the firm citing valuation for its call. KBW's price target for the home builder's stock remains at $47 per share.

STOCK SYMBOL: DHI

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Occidental Petroleum — Occidental was downgraded to "neutral" from "buy" at Mizuho Securities, with Mizuho pointing to reports that the company may make a bid for Anadarko Petroleum.

STOCK SYMBOL: OXY

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T-Mobile US — T-Mobile CEO John Legere has been trying to address the Justice Department's concerns over the wireless carrier's proposed merger with rival Sprint, according to a Bloomberg report. Legere is said to have met with antitrust division chief Makan Delrahim and others, amid reports that the department was set to reject the merger.

STOCK SYMBOL: TMUS

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Amazon — Amazon confirmed earlier reports that it was launching an ad-supported free version of its Amazon Music service. Those reports had weighed on shares of rival Spotify.

STOCK SYMBOL: AMZN

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Kroger — Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen told The Wall Street Journal that the grocery chain's strategy will help it grow again, despite challenges in the grocery business presented by Whole Foods owner Amazon and Walmart.

STOCK SYMBOL: KR

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DISCUSS!

What is on everyone's radar for today's trading day ahead here at wallstreetbets?

I hope you all have an excellent trading day ahead today on this Monday, April 22nd, 2019! :)

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