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This article explores what this pleasant surprise means to the company's valuation. As I explained in my article, Bye Bye Dilution, this is a very positive development for long-term shareholders.

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Bitcoin's gains followed an uneventful split last week into bitcoin and bitcoin cash, an upgrade proposal supported by a minority of developers.

Many digital currency enthusiasts believe bitcoin will one day become "digital gold" amid the rise of other cryptocurrencies.

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Bitcoin's gains followed an uneventful split last week into bitcoin and bitcoin cash, an upgrade proposal supported by a minority of developers.

Many digital currency enthusiasts believe bitcoin will one day become "digital gold" amid the rise of other cryptocurrencies.

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The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 900 data breaches recorded this year through August 9 and that nearly 17 million records have been exposed since the beginning of the year. The sector accounts for 10.7% of all breaches for the year and more than 1.1 million exposed records, about 6.6% of the year’s total.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said there is a 60% chance of an above-normal hurricane and tropical storm season, up from its prediction in May of 45%.

NOAA is forecasting 14 to 19 named storms, an increase from the May forecast range of 11 to 17, and a slight increase of two to five major hurricanes from two to four.

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Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM), formerly known as Silver Wheaton, has just reported earnings and they are worth discussing here as the name is selling off a bit in early trading.

The company is operating just fine, but it is pressured by the pricing of metals tremendously, even with the average price of silver rising on a yearly trend basis over the last two years.

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Q: Are all of my retirement funds tied up until I'm 59 1/2 years old, or are there ways to access my money early?

You can take a withdrawal from your retirement account whenever you want, but you can get hit with a 10% early withdrawal penalty from the IRS unless you qualify for an exception.

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Nvidia: Is The Selloff Wrong? [0.07]

Posted on Aug. 11, 2017, 4:35 p.m. by Latest Articles in Stocks @ [source]

When you're one of the stock market's highest-flying names, good earnings aren't always good enough to appease investors.

Now at $155.14 a share, Nvidia's stock has fallen 5.8% in recent market action.

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Reasons why this unloved and undervalued biotech stock should head substantially higher in the months ahead are provided below. Given that, the shares are clearly substantially undervalued given the likely approval of Azedra in early 2018.

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Pacific Investment Management, which oversees more than $1.6 trillion of assets, has built up an above-average cash position firm-wide and has held S&P put options as geopolitical and military risks mount, Dan Ivascyn, group chief investment officer at Pimco, said on Friday.

Ivascyn also oversees the Pimco Income Fund, which attracted inflows of $2.65 billion in July, bringing the fund's total net assets to $92 billion, Morningstar data showed on Thursday.

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Both former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are working on plans to campaign for Democrats in 2018, and Democrats worry they plan to change the direction of the Party. Aides to Obama told The Hill's Amie Parnes he Obama Plans to Return to Politics, Help Democrats in a 'Delicate Dance' Washington Free Beacon Russian Collusion in Democrat Inner Circle?

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On Wednesday, August 9, Quicklogic (QUIK) reported uneventful F2Q2017 results, but forward guidance for 3Q 2017 was disappointing due to delays in new product ramps at some of its customers, in particular the continued delay by Samsung on its Gear Fit Pro device.

QUIK shared dropped $0.07 to $1.31 on Thursday, August 10th, the day after 2Q 2017 results, which was modest, and I think the market crush on North Korea-related tension was as more to blame than the Quicklogic-specific 2017 revenue guidance disappointment.

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This is turning strong quarterly performances into disappointments," Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White wrote in a note.

While a financial outlook in an earnings report can provide important insights on a company's business and help better manage Wall Street's forward expectations, it is not unusual for companies to omit earnings guidance when they release their quarterly financial results.

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Nvidia Makes Case For $200 [0.13]

Posted on Aug. 11, 2017, 4:13 p.m. by Long Investing Ideas from Seeking Alpha @ [source]

Sometimes, all it takes is one negative number in a tremendous earnings report for a stock to take a hit.

One item that really matters in my opinion was the company's guidance.

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U.S. Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) emerged from bankruptcy in April, and while the stock has gained only about 50 cents a share since then, the company’s announcement of a share buyback and a possible dividend beginning in the first quarter of next year pushed shares to their highest level since the stock relisted.

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Russian Collusion in Democrat Inner Circle?

There has been enthusiastic collusion by the leadership of the Democratic Party with the Russian disinformation campaign to destroy President Donald Trump.

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In my opinion the acieved diversification is too costly and dilutes common shares too much if synergies turn out below $25 million. In my opinion the initial share price drop is at least somewhat justified.

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If the low share price sustains the acquisition will become even more expensive for common shareholders due to further dilution. If the share price sustains these lower levels until closing in Q4 2017, dilution of common shareholders will increase further.

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A Wall Street bank is starting to turn a cold shoulder on Venezuela amid the nation's political crisis.

Credit Suisse (CS) is banning its bond traders from buying two specific Venezuelan bonds -- one from the government and another from the state-run oil company PDVSA, or Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.

It is the first major global bank to bar its employees from dealing with certain types of Venezuelan debt.

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