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08-19 17:03

Wood Add $NVTA: Up 276% & Drop 45%, What’s Behind The Roller Coaster?

Is Cathie Wood still trustworthy? Cathie Wood acquired 28.7 Million $Invitae(NVTA)$ shares worth $122 Million. That's 0.68% of their equity portfolio (31st largest holding). The investor owns 11.48% of the outstanding Invitae stock. The first Invitae trade was made in Q4 2016. Since then Cathie Wood bought shares fifteen more times and sold shares on five occasions. The investor's estimated purchase price is $514 Million, resulting in a loss of 76%. $ARK Innovation ETF(ARKK)$ $Invitae(NVTA)$ Invitae Corporation, a medical genetics company, integrates genetic information into mainstream medicine to improve healthcare of people in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company offers genetic tests in various clinical areas, digital health solutions, and health data services. It serves patients, healthcare providers, biopharma companies, and other partners. Genetic testing platform Invitae ripped 277% higher on August 10. It was truly epic. However, this stock was down by 45% in the following week by a severe sell-off.It appears the nearly 300% run-up on Wednesday was not about earnings but instead only due to a short squeeze.Roughly 217 million shares traded hands. For comparison, the average daily trading volume was just 13.7 million shares over the previous three months. Furthermore, the business entered August with only about 235 million shares outstanding total.It was also truly bizarre. Invitaeannounced a strategic pivot and provided financial guidance on July 18. That included unflattering growth projections, replacing the CEO, laying off one-third of its workforce, and promising to keep cash burn to "only" $825 million in 2022 and 2023. Nothing changed when it reported second-quarter 2022 operating results on August 9.EarningsGenerated revenue of$136.6 million in the quarter, a 17.5% increase compared to$116.3 million in the second quarter of 2021.GAAP gross profit was$26.3 million, and non-GAAP gross profit was$54.7 million in the second quarter of this year.GAAP gross margin was 19.2%. Non-GAAP gross margin was 40.1% as compared with 36.6% in the first quarter of 2022 and 35.4% in the second quarter of 2021.Cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and marketable securities were$737 million as of June 30, 2022. Cash burn was$147 million, achieving a $22 million reduction from the first quarter of 2022.Invitae was among the worst positioned. It spent money a little carelessly, prioritized revenue growth over every other metric, and wasn't delivering any financial benefits from achieving larger scale. From 2018 to 2021, the business grew revenue 212%, but only grew gross profit 63%. That's a problem when operating expenses grow 302%. The result was unsurprising: Operating cash outflows swelled 507% in that span.
Wood Add $NVTA: Up 276% & Drop 45%, What’s Behind The Roller Coaster?
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08-17 20:08

Musk & $MANU: To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question

To buy or not to buy, that is the questionThroughout the world of football giants, the name of the Red Devil $Manchester United PLC(MANU)$, in the football world status is absolutely famous and powerful existence. But the Red Devils, in recent seasons, seem to have lost their mojo. The lineup of Cairo, B fee, Varane, Sancho, Rashford and a host of other masters, but the record is a mess, the senior internal chaos is unbearable.Manchester United has gradually evolved from a strong team that relies on its performance to a "weblebrity" that relies on topics that bring traffic. A variety of media "true or false" news are coming, just today, another rumor about the Red Devils continue to ferment in the network: Tesla CEO Musk suddenly declared that he will buy Manchester United.The news has really exploded in today's football world, and United fans have been running around and even feasting because of this news, and it seems that spring is coming for Manchester United for a while.In this case, the wealthy Musk suddenly got involved with Manchester United, which really made many Red Devils fans see the hope. But just a few hours later, Musk played a modern version of "teasing", he tweeted again: "this is a long-running joke on Twitter. I'm not buying any sports teams." It must be said that this wave of extreme pull makes Manchester United fans again heartbroken.Why does Musk say that?Look at Premier League, $Manchester United PLC(MANU)$ loses two games in a row, the bottom of the scoreboard.It is important to know that the team's revenue has broadcast fees, advertising and sponsorship fees and player transfer fees, which are all based on scores. If they don't make it to the Champions League or don't win the EPL title, their revenue will drop dramatically.It can even be said that the team's performance even affects the stock price.$Manchester United PLC(MANU)$ Manchester United shares rose 4.9% to $13.40 as of 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, paring a 17% gain on thin volume at the start of early trading.Trading volume in Manchester United shares and options spiked before Musk’s tweets. Open interest in call options increased to more than 60,000 contracts from around 20,000 contracts within just two trading days last week, with one call option showing 37,630 contracts changing hands on Aug. 12, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.Manchester United is valued at$4.6 billion, according to Forbes.In the most recent sale of a Premier League powerhouse, a group led by billionaire Todd Boehly agreed to buy Chelsea FC from sanctioned Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich for £4.25 billion ($5.1 billion), including future investments.The Glazer family was in debt when they acquired Manchester United, leaving United with a lot of debt. One of the reasons for listing in the US is because the Glazer family's capital is all in the US, so they can cash out.Fans have protested the performance of the club under the ownership of the Glazer family, which also owns the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. At the opening home match of the season -- a 2-1 loss to Brighton -- a large group of devotees walked toward the stadium with banners that read: “Fight greed. Fight for United. Fight Glazers” and “We want our club back.”
Musk & $MANU: To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question

If you could put $10K into any stock or fund, what would it be?

悬赏200虎币If you could put $10K into any stock or fund, what would it be?Leave your answers in the comments! 
If you could put $10K into any stock or fund, what would it be?

Musk Sells $6.9B of Tesla: Will you hold, buy or sell?

On Tuesday evening, according to documents released by Tesla, Elon Musk sold 7.92 million shares of Tesla stock, worth about $6.88 billion.​​Join the discussion here >>Musk just made a big pie about "buying back shares" at the shareholder meeting shortly after ......According to the documents, the transaction took place between August 5 and 9. And $Tesla (TSLA)$ just held its 2022 annual meeting of shareholders in Austin, Texas, on August 4.Musk was also asked how Tesla plans to use its capital in coming years. He said Tesla will primarily increase its capital expenditures and research and development spending “as fast as we can do so without wasting it.” He added that “a sort of share buyback is possible,” depending on what Tesla’s future cash flow looks like. He “wouldn’t want to commit” to Tesla share buybacks just yet, and that a force majeure event somewhere could change the equation. However, he reiterated that if Tesla’s future cashflow is looking solid, and the world is “relatively stable,” then a “share buyback is on the table.”In April this year, after the announcement of the acquisition of Twitter, Musk sold a total of 4.4 million shares of Tesla stock, worth about $4 billion, through a series of transactions from April 26 to April 27, when he also vowed to announce on Twitter: "No further TSLA sales planned after today"Cash out in case the deal to buy Twitter is forced to be executedIn July, Musk announced the suspension of the acquisition of Twitter because $Twitter (TWTR)$ failed to provide him with all information in a timely manner, and on July 12, Twitter filed a lawsuit against Musk for performance at the promised price.So according to Musk, the sale, mainly because he needed the cash in case the deal to buy Twitter was forced to be executed and some equity partners did not reach an agreement, so it was important to avoid an emergency sale of Tesla shares. Musk has reportedly sold about $32 billion worth of Tesla stock in the past 10 months, and Tesla stock has fallen about 20% during the year.CEO of TrueMark Investments has said before that Musk could sell Tesla shares regardless of how the Twitter deal ends up.A user on Twitter asked Musk if he would buy Tesla stock again if the Twitter deal was cancelled, and Musk replied, "Yes."[Topic]Musk Sells $6.9B of Tesla: Will you hold, buy or sell?[Rewards]1. Tigers will be given50-200 coins randomly according to the post's quality and users' interaction2. Tigers with the most high-quality posts will be given 500 coins each(NOTES: Comments made under this article WILL NOT be counted)​​Enter the Topic Page to make a post & win Tiger coins as rewards >>
Musk Sells $6.9B of Tesla: Will you hold, buy or sell?

What is Your Target Price of SOFI After Earnings Beat Expectations?

$SoFi Technologies Inc.(SOFI)$: Shares of SoFi rose 28% after the company beat expectations with its latest results and signaled various benefits stemming from its bank charter.What is Your Target Price After Earnings?​Join the discussion here >>EarningsThe company reported a second-quarter net loss of $95.8 million, or $0.12 per share.SoFi posted adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Ebitda) of $20 million, up from $11 million a year before.Revenue increased to $362 million from $231 million.SoFi saw $2.5 million in personal loan originations during its second quarter, which marked a 91% rise relative to a year prior.The company disclosed that student-loan volume of $399 million to the quarter was down to about 25% of SoFi’s average pre-pandemic volume “as the moratorium on student loan payments continues to weigh on the business.” Home-loan originations fell by more than half to $332 million, which the company attributed in part to rising interest rates.Noto shared on the earnings call that the company was seeing strong benefits from the bank charterit officially obtained at the start of the year.Additionally, the company has seen improved deposit and spending trends.“To put this in perspective, it took three years to accumulate our first $1 billion of deposits and just three months to grow another $1.6 billion,” Noto said. “In addition, approximately 80% of our deposits are from direct-deposit members, demonstrating the quality and stickiness of these deposits.”For the third quarter, SoFi executives model adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Ebitda) of $75 million to $80 million, whereas analysts were expecting $35 million.[Topic]What're your thoughts on $SoFi Technologies Inc.(SOFI)$? Are you long or short on this stock?[Rewards]1. Tigers will be given 50-200 coinsrandomly according to the post's quality and users' interaction2. Tigers with the most high-quality posts will be given 500 coins each(NOTES: Comments madeunder this article WILL NOT be counted)​Enter the Topic Page to make a post & win Tiger coins as rewards >>
What is Your Target Price of SOFI After Earnings Beat Expectations?

AMTD & HKD: LONG OR SHORT?

$AMTD International(AMTD)$ AMTD Idea Group Shares Spiking Higher in Premarket, up $3.40(+54%) after surging already 236% yesterday... Will it continue to fly higher? Will you long or short on this stock? Join the discussion here >> This Hong Kong-based financial services provider priced 16,000,000 American depository shares (“ADSs”) at $7.80 per ADS on July 15th. Yesterday on 2 Aug, the stock topped a $400 billion valuation (+30000%) in just 2 weeks after its IPO, becoming larger than 95% of the S&P 500 stocks... And the craziest part is that nobody knows why. Even the company released a note today saying, “During the period since our initial public offering, the Company noted significant volatility in our ADS price and, also observed some very active trading volume. To our knowledge, there are no material circumstances, events nor other matters relating to our Company’s business and operating activities since the IPO date. "[Topic] What're your thoughts on $AMTD International(AMTD)$ $AMTD Digital Inc.(HKD)$ ? Are you long or short on this stock? [Rewards]1. Tigers will be given 50-200 coins randomly according to the post's quality and users' interaction2. Tigers with the most high-quality posts will be given 500 coins each(NOTES: Comments made under this article WILL NOT be counted)Enter the Topic Page to make a post & win Tiger coins as rewards >> 
AMTD & HKD: LONG OR SHORT?

How You Should React to Apple‘ $5.5bln Funding and Earnings?

1. $Apple(AAPL)$ Sells $5.5 Billion of Bonds to Fund Buybacks, DividendsApple Deserves a Surge after earning, What indicator shall we pay attention??Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/BloombergApple Inc.tapped the US high-grade bond market Monday with a $5.5 billion sale in four parts.The longest portion of theoffering, a 40-year security, yields 118 basis points over US Treasuries, down from initial price discussions in the 150 basis points range. The order book for the sale peaked at more than $23 billion, a person with knowledge of the demand said,source from bloomberg.As reported, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America are responsible for the bond offering.The same time, many of the big banks have issued massive amounts of corporate debt following their results, making July's supply of corporate debt larger than expected. Analysts expect the momentum to continue into this week, with Wall Street expected to issue about $30 billion in new high-grade bonds.2. Why did Apple raise Funds by issuing corporate bonds?Some analysts say companies that issue debt financing appear to be taking advantage of the recent stability in the corporate market and relatively low funding costs.In recent years, Apple has been reducing its massive cash hoard in recent hundreds of billions of dollars worth of share buybacks and dividends. Apple's cash and cash equivalents reserves total nearly $180 billion, and the company has paid dividends of about $14 billion a year over the past three years.Recent earnings data show that Apple generated nearly $23 billion in operating cash flow, returned more than $28 billion to shareholders, and continued to invest in the company's long-term growth plans.Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Robert Schiffman wrote on Monday:Apple continues to raise tens of billions of dollars a year, more because of its confidence in expanding cash flow than operational needs.Apple said:it intends to use the net proceeds from the bond issuance for general corporate purposes, including buybacks and a planned dividend payment to return capital to shareholders, fund working capital, capital expenditures, acquisitions and debt repayment.As for Apple's large-scale bond issuance, the market has long pointed out that it is mainly to avoid the taxes that need to be paid when the huge overseas cash is directly transferred back to the United States.Apple stores a large amount of cash outside the United States. If the cash is directly transferred back to the United States, it will need to pay huge taxes. However, it raises funds by issuing bonds. Although it needs to pay interest to buyers when the bonds mature, the interest will not be paid. The scale is small compared to the size of the tax to directly transfer funds back to the United States.Prior to that, on July 30, 2021, Apple issued $6.5 billion worth of bonds in the U.S. investment-grade bond market in four tranches to raise funds to return more cash to shareholders. This is the fourth time Apple has raised debt since May 2020. In addition, in 2015, Apple announced the details of a $6.5 billion bond issuing.How does Apple's coporate debt rated?In July 2021, Standard & Poor's gave Apple's bonds an "AA+" rating.In December 2021, Moody's upgraded Apple's long-term credit rating to AAA, joining Microsoft and Johnson & Johnson as only a few U.S. companies in the S&P 500 with the highest credit ratings.Apple latest Q2 2022 earnings report showed that Apple’s quarterly revenue reached $83 billion, with earnings per share, iPhone, iPad revenue and gross margin all beating expectations, helping to ease supply chain hurdles and a cooling economy impacting its sales worry.Apple is expected to generate $665 billion in free cash flow over the next six years, on almost $3 trillion in sales, and spend $452 billion on growth.Even after spending $90 billion on buybacks this year alone, Apple is expected to finish 2027 with $664 billion in cash. Apple isn't a company, it's a nation unto itself.Over the long term, analysts expect about 11% long-term returns. Today Apple is 33% historically overvalued pricing in five years' worth of growth, with literally zero fundamentally justified upside over the next five years.As of posting, Apple edged down 0.9% in premarket trading on Tuesday, with up 18.86% in the past July and YTD in 2022 is -9.04%. Question For You:Apple is one of the most beloved companies on Wall Street, Are you a longterm investor of APPLE, What target Price you believe Apple will arrive?
How You Should React to Apple‘ $5.5bln Funding and Earnings?

Ford Catches Eye Again: Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates & Accelerates EV Push

As the outlook for inflation is unpredictable and the Fed continues to raise interest rates, there are growing concerns that the U.S. economy is about to fall into recession, with the auto industry being hit the hardest.So far this year, Ford is down 39%, compared to a 16% drop in the S&P 500 over the same period.$Ford(F)$Ford convinced investors through its earnings performance that the company would not fall into the red and that everything would improve in the second half of the year, and maintained its full-year earnings forecast.Ford Q2 Earnings Beat EstimatesFord shares popped after the company beat earnings and revenue expectations, with a substantial jump in operating income.Ford said adjusted EBIT, jumped to $3.7 billion from $1.1 billion a year ago, as its margin improved to 9.3% from 3.9% on supply chain improvements and a more profitable mix of products sold.But despite that gain, Ford’s net income was just $667 million after it accounted for a $2.4 billion decline in the value of its stake in electric vehicle startup $Rivian Automotive, Inc.(RIVN)$.Despite ongoing supply chain challenges, the automaker was able to build more of its popular models for its U.S. dealers than a year ago. That was good news for the company’s profit margins, as those incremental SUV sales largely replaced sales of Ford’s now-discontinued and less-profitable car models.However, inflation — specifically, higher prices for key commodities and transportation — offset those gains to some extent.Ford also reported $2.9 billion in operating cash flow and $3.6 billion in adjusted free cash flow, leading the board of directors today to issue a dividend of $0.15 a share for all outstanding stock.Starting next year, Ford will operate and report financial results around: Ford Blue - the traditional ICE (internal combustion engine) businessFord Model e - the EV business along with software and connected servicesFord Pro – the commercial and government vehicles business unit.Ford accelerates EV pushAlthough it is important to control costs, however, for important business, it is necessary to spend money.Last week Ford reiterated that it was on track to build 600,000 EVs annually by 2023, as it detailed new partnerships with CATL and LG Energy for raw materials and battery production. Ford said it aims to increase its annual EV production capacity to 2 million vehicles by 2026, and that it has sourced 70% of the materials needed to reach that goal.In accordance with the recently published financial statements, Ford Motor has a Beta of 1.1.Beta is a way of measuring a stock's volatility compared with the overall market's volatility. The market as a whole has a beta of 1. Stocks with a value greater than 1 are more volatile than the market.This is 30.95% higher than that of the Consumer Cyclical sector and 30.95% higher than that of the Auto Manufacturers industry.SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS​Do you think Ford will be able to meet its expectations of producing 600,000 EVs annually by 2023?
Ford Catches Eye Again: Q2 Earnings Beat Estimates & Accelerates EV Push

Why Tesla Dumps Bitcoin?Where is the TSLA Short-term Resistence?

There are no big surprises or shocks in the earnings of $Tesla Motors(TSLA)$ . For a high-growth company, it is ok for the performance last quarter.Tesla's share price catalyst has never been based on earnings, mainly depending on the number of deliveries or on Elon Musk. However, there are still concerns if you look at Tesla's quarterly report.Sold 75% of Bitcoin HoldingsTesla sold $936 million worth of bitcoin in the second quarter, accounting for 75% of its holdings. It had just $218 million in Bitcoin remaining on its balance sheet, compared to $1.26 billion in the first quarter.With the cryptocurrency trading down nearly 66% from its highs of about $69,000 per token last November, many investors have been feeling the pain. Musk seems to have timed the market well, as a rough calculation implies Tesla lost only around $189 million from its initial Bitcoin investment, based on the difference between its $936 million conversion of Bitcoin into fiat and 75% of its initial $1.5 billion outlay, which comes to $1.125 billion.Initial: $1.5 billionLost: $1.125 billion(75% of $1.5 billion) - $936 million = $189 millionCash Flow of Tesla If Tesla doesn't sell bitcoin, Tesla's cash flow would have gone from +$800 million to -$100 million. Tesla has had negative cash flow for the past four quarters, which isn't a big deal.Tesla's operating activities have been able to generate stable cash flow. The problem of Tesla's negative cash flow is mainly due to the large investment costs and debt costs.However, there is a cost of up to $1.3 billion called "Changes in operating assets and liabilities". That's why Elon Musk sold bitcoin to keep the positive cash flow.What items are included? The table below is a summary of this item for the past 4 quarters (excluding the latest 2 quarters). Since Tesla has not filed a formal financial report with the SEC, it is not clear what the specific performance of the second quarter will be, so we can only speculate on the first quarter and previous data.Of these sub-items that are negative to operating cash flow, "other non-current assets" have been in the hundreds of millions over the past quarters. The reasons for converting cash into "other non-current assets" may be land investments, equipment factories, goodwill, long-term investments, etc. It is hard to convert the assets into cash. It is unclear whether most of the $1.3 billion in the second quarter also went into "other non-current assets", and if so, we need to know more about where it is, whether it is a one-time or long-term expense.Decrease in OrdersMusk has said several times recently that Tesla may decrease the sell prices. If Tesla's price increase is a confident expression of "strong consumption", then Musk's suggestion of Tesla's price reduction is easy to associate with "consumption weakened."In addition, Musk's recent remarks on economic expectations and the decision to lay off have many speculating about weaker order numbers.In this conference call, some analysts also asked this question:“Are you seeing any sort of pressure in the order book?”“Well, right now, our problem is very much production.”“Specifically on your question, are we seeing a macroeconomic impact on our demand?"“Some maybe, but it's…”It's no surprise, that even iPhones experience sluggish consumption. Cars have longer life cycles. The key question is, what can Tesla do after the number of Tesla orders decrease?Currently, Tesla still has a lot of orders. Musk said that the waiting period for a car is 6-12 months, which is enough for Tesla. Due to Tesla's high gross profit margin, there is still room for the price reduction. Tesla's price reduction will certainly attract consumers.After price reduction, Tesla has to rely on new cars or new products to dominate the industry. In this conference call, Musk was very confident about the launch of the self-driving FSD and said he would continue to raise prices. As for the Tesla truck, it may not be mass-produced and delivered until next year.Short-term Price Pressure-$857or $908? Below are $Tesla Motors(TSLA)$ 's technical perspective resistance prices in short-term.First Weekly chart showing that, there may have selling pressure once Tesla touched to 30-WMA(price at $857).Pressure at WMA 30/$857From the Day chart, we can see tesla broker through few recent highs since May, and the next pressure price would be close to 200DMA at $908.Pressure at DMA200/$908.34Final Question For You:Do you have strong confidence in Tesla?What‘s you short term or long term target price of Tesla? ( It will split stocks in August 4th)
Why Tesla Dumps Bitcoin?Where is the TSLA Short-term Resistence?

Twitter's Early Wins: A Five-day Trial in October. What Will be the Result?

$Tesla Motors(TSLA)$ CEO Elon Musk and $Twitter(TWTR)$'s legal team launched the first hand-to-hand combat, but Musk lost the first game, and the judge ruled that the Twitter acquisition case should be resolved quickly.Chief Judge Kathaleen McCormick of the Delaware Court of Chancery ruled that the case will undergo a five-day fast-track trial in October this year, rejecting Musk’s request for another hearing next year. The result is closer to Twitter's demands, which had previously called for a 4-day fast-track trial in September.Justice Katherine said in her ruling that generally, the longer a merger deal is pending, the greater the uncertainty the seller faces and the greater the risk of irreparable harm. Twitter’s lawyer, William Savitt, also said at the hearing that the company’s request for a fast-track trial was in line with the timelines of previous cases, and that it was necessary to enter the fast-track review process in order to prevent Musk from pulling out of the deal and continuing to derogate from the company’s continued harm.Musk's lawyer Andrew Rossman said that this time is not enough to review the massive data of Twitter, and Musk hopes to prove the percentage of spam accounts on the platform. Rossman accused Twitter of wanting a quick trial in order to continue its "coverup."Savitt countered, however, that juggling the percentage of junk accounts was unnecessary in this case because nothing in the merger agreement addressed the issue.Rossman stressed at the hearing that the key juncture in the case is April next year, when the financing commitments for the acquisition will expire. At the same time, Musk is also the second largest shareholder of Twitter, and there is no reason to hurt the company at all.SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS​What Will be the Result?You may be rewarded with Tiger Coins for sharing your thoughts in the comment💸💸💸Follow me! Don't forget I am the richest tiger in this community😎😎
Twitter's Early Wins: A Five-day Trial in October. What Will be the Result?

3 Ex-Dividend Stocks This Week: Buy or Sell &Option Trading Notes

悬赏1000虎币Hi Tigers,This week $Lowe's(LOW)$ $Procter & Gamble(PG)$ $Caterpillar(CAT)$ are going to ex-dividend.The dates and yields information are as below:​Twitter: @DividendWaveThere are some notes on the possible influences on prices, and how to trade the stocks or related options, hope its helpful for you.What Is Ex-Dividend?Investopedia explains thatEx-dividend describes a stock that is trading without the value of the next dividend payment. The ex-dividend date or "ex-date" is the day the stock starts trading without the value of its next dividend payment.Typically, the ex-dividend date for a stock is one business day before the record date, meaning that an investor who buys the stock on its ex-dividend date or later will not be eligible to receive the declared dividend. Rather, the dividend payment is made to whoever owned the stock the day before the ex-dividend date.KEY TAKEAWAYSEx-dividend is when a company's dividend allocations have been specified.The ex-dividend date of a stock is the day on which the stock begins trading without the subsequent dividend value.Investors who purchased the stock before the ex-dividend date are entitled to the next dividend payment while those who purchased the stock on the ex-dividend date, or after, are not.The ex-dividend date occurs before the record date because a stock trade is settled "T+1" meaning that the record of that transaction isn't settled for one business day.The essence of dividend distribution is to distribute a portion of profits to shareholders. It is very necessary for investment transactions to understand the specific methods of dividend distribution and the impact on stock prices.After a company has been in operation for a period of time (usually one year), if the operation is normal and profits are generated, it will distribute dividends and bonuses to shareholders.Usually the higher the implementation ratio of the listed company, the greater the decline in the par value of the stock. Investors need not worry because the number of shares of the investor increases as well as having cash dividends, etc. The overall stock capital value of the position after the other price will not change and investors will not suffer a loss of capital.There are generally three delivery methods:1.  Pay shareholders in cash. This is the most common and common way and is used by more than 80% of companies in the United States.2. The allotment of shares to shareholders. This method is mainly used to keep the funds in the company to expand operations and to pursue the long-term interests and long-term goals of the company's development.3. Distributes the company's products to shareholders as dividends and bonuses.In the stock market, if an investor avoids the ex-dividend tax charged on dividends, then the investor can sell the stock before the ex-dividend date.If the investor continues to be optimistic about the subsequent price increase of the stock, then the investor can still hold the stock on the ex-dividend date.If the investor is not optimistic about the subsequent price increase of the stock, then the investor can sell the stock on the ex-dividend date. Usually the ex-dividend date does not affect the investor's stock trading.Why dividends are bad for the value of buy options?A dividend is a distribution of the company's accumulated cash to shareholders.A buy option is an agreement to buy shares at an agreed price at a certain time in the future.Because of the dividend, the value of the company decreases, but the agreed-upon purchase price remains the same, so of course buyer lose out.​SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS​Do you have interest in the three stocks?Any other company worth a look?You may be rewarded with Tiger Coins for sharing your thoughts in the comment💸💸💸Follow me! Don't forget I am the richest tiger in this community😎😎​​​
3 Ex-Dividend Stocks This Week: Buy or Sell &Option Trading Notes

Costco Wins the Battle of Walmart & Target

悬赏1000虎币As for Costco, compared to his company's financial status and stock price, I care most about whether the price of hot dogs will increase. Is anyone as concerned as I am about hot dog price hikes?A few days ago, $Pepsi(PEP)$ said it would continue passing costs on to consumers by increasing prices and/or shrinking quantity. With such severe inflation, the price of Cola is going to rise. Can Costco's hot dogs withstand the pressure of cost?Sales Rise During RecessionThe consumer has been weakening over the past few months, but Costco's sales keep ticking up. For the five-week retail month of June, Costco saw U.S. sales rise 21.5% compared to last year's numbers. These results were skewed by an extra day compared to last year, which added an extra 3% growth. Still, 18.5% growth for a commerce giant like Costco is impressive. It's also about 2% faster than Costco's sales have risen over the past 44 weeks, indicating consumers are choosing options that may save them money over the long haul.When we look to history to see how Costco might manage in the current economic environment. During the last major recession in 2008 and 2009, Costco's revenue hardly dipped at all:Compared to Competitors$Target(TGT)$With a plunge of nearly 25%, $Target(TGT)$ suffered the second-largest drop in share price of any S&P 500 company during the latest earnings season.The results for Target were truly dismal. Operating income plummeted 43.3% to $1.3 billion while adjusted EPS also swooned, falling to $2.19, a drop of 40.7%. The retailer's cost of sales also increased, from $16.7 billion in the comparable quarter to $18.5 billion in Q1 2022.$Wal-Mart(WMT)$The company's adjusted earnings per share (EPS) missed consensus estimates, down 23.1% year over year (YOY).Walmart said that inflation, especially in food and fuel, created more pressure on its operating costs than expected, leading to unexpected results for its bottom line.What do analysts think?Barron’s recently named Costco head Craig Jelnick as one of this year’s best CEOs, citing the shares’ big run under his watch.Deutsche Bank expects that trend to continue, and the shares are rising following the firm’s upgrade.Analyst Krisztina Katai boosted her rating on Costco Wholesale shares to Buy from Hold on Thursday, and her price target to $579 from $525. “Costco is one of the most consistent operators in our group, and its steady traffic gains and high membership renewal rates serve as key differentiators in an increasingly uncertain backdrop,” she writes.SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS​Which stocks are you bullish on? $Costco(COST)$$Wal-Mart(WMT)$$Target(TGT)$?You may be rewarded with Tiger Coins for sharing your thoughts in the comment💸💸💸Follow me! Don't forget I am the richest tiger in this community😎😎​
Costco Wins the Battle of Walmart & Target

Will Elon Musk Pay for Twitter Breakup Fee?

Will Elon Musk Pay for Twitter Breakup Fee?Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk announced his intention to withdraw from his widely publicized $44 billion takeover attempt of social media platform $Twitter(TWTR)$, a deal he signed off on in April.But Musk can’t just walk away. Clauses in the initial agreement mean that a court battle is likely, something the chairman of Twitter’s board has confirmed the company is willing to do to secure the deal at “the price and terms agreed upon.”But aside from possible bot accounts, a deal struck for $54.20 per share is also significantly more than what Twitter’s stock is worth now.And one chart shows just how much things have changed over the past three months.Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives states Twitter’s stock could fall to the $25 to $30 range this week as the chances of a deal being salvaged grow dim.“This is a disaster scenario for Twitter and its Board as now the company will battle Musk in an elongated court battle to recoup the deal and/or the breakup fee of $1 billion at minimum,” Ives wrote, adding that Wall Street is becoming “wary of the looming court battle ahead between Musk and the Twitter board.”​Will Elon Musk Pay for Twitter Breakup Fee?Click the link to share your opinions with us! Win tons of Tiger Coins!
Will Elon Musk Pay for Twitter Breakup Fee?

Airline Stocks Were Taking Off, Welcome Best Earnings Season?

悬赏1000虎币On Tuesday trading, $American Airlines(AAL)$ Top the increase of S&P 500 conponent stocks with 9.98%. Besides that, $United Continental(UAL)$ ,$Carnival(CCL)$ ,$Delta Air Lines(DAL)$ ,and $Southwest Airlines(LUV)$ increased 8.09%,7.54%, 6.15%, 4.64% respectively. 5-D chartAnd the YTD in 2022 of each airline stock is as blow:Why most airlines stocks rose on Tuesday?Airline stocks surged on Tuesday as falling oil prices $Light Crude Oil - main 2208(CLmain)$ , stoked hopes for lower costs for the carriers down the line. From Friday through Sunday, 6.82 million people passed through security checkpoints, according to the Transportation Security Administration, nearly back to 2019 levels.Airline earnings season begins on July 13th, and investors were encouraged by a pre-release update from $American Airlines(AAL)$ saying that key metrics are likely to fall within previous guidance. Investors have been worried that higher costs would eat into results. In details: $American Airlines(AAL)$ Group which is scheduled to release earnings on July 21, expects its second quarter to land within the middle of its previous guidance, meaning the higher fuel and labor costs and network disruptions that have made headlines are not expected to weigh on results. The airline sector is flying high as a result.American Airlines said in its latest announcement that the company's preliminary Q2 revenue will increase by about 12% compared with the same period in 2019.The airline is guiding for total revenue of about $13.4 billion, which compares favorably to the current Wall Street consensus estimate of $13.3 billion.Total revenue per available seat mile (TRASM) is expected to grow approximately 22.5% compared to the Q2 of 2019, compared with the company's previous guidance of 20%-22% growth. Cost per seat mile (CASM) is expected to increase by approximately 12% compared to the second quarter of 2019, compared to previously provided guidance of a 10%-11% increase.$Delta Air Lines(DAL)$ is expected to report it's Q2 2022 financial results on July 13.The market expects the company's Q2 revenue to return to pre-pandemic levels. Wall Street expects $(Delta)$ earnings per share to come in at $1.66, up from a loss a year ago. Revenue was expected to jump 72% to $12.251 billion. DAL stock has a 22 Composite Rating. Its EPS Rating is 33.Delta has been viewed as a top operator for years and investors will be eager to hear what management has to say about the rest of the year, and specifically whether the company has seen inflation and recession fears eat into travel demand.Delta Air, in June, said it expected demand in leisure, business and international travel had improved throughout the second quarter. But it expected higher fuel and other costs, following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, cuts to flight schedules and "investments in operational reliability.""The demand has been phenomenal for the industry and especially for Delta," CEO Ed Bastian said at a conference last month.However, Delta has said it planned to shrink its flight schedules over this summer, as it struggles to stay staffed up. For those interested in buying in and riding out the potential turbulence up ahead, $(Delta)$ looks like a strong candidate to recover ahead of the pack and Wednesday's earnings call should be of particular interest.You May Interested InEarning Preview of JPM, MS, WFC, C, PEP, BAC, TSMC, GPS……'Best Earnings Season' For Airline Stocks?We're still a year or more away from the industry recovering from the pandemic, and a lot can go wrong in the meantime.Morgan Stanley analysts, in a research note on Friday, said the second quarter "could be the best earnings season for the Airlines in years (decades?) despite $4 jet fuel, which speaks volumes for the power of the demand recovery.""However," they continued, "the stocks are already pricing in an 'inevitable' Fall recession."Morgan Stanley's airline stocks analysts said they would be looking for signs of falling airfare prices and waning demand. They also said they would be watching for the severity of the drop-off in demand following Labor Day.The second half of the year remains uncertain due to concerns about how inflation and recession fears will impact travel demand. The industry has been trying to get a grip on surging demand as it continues to battle staffing issues internally and at airports and air traffic control towers, which are all affecting the ability of airlines to snap back to pre-pandemic normal.It is fair to say airline investors are on edge heading into earnings season. The much-hoped-for rebound in vacation travel demand has materialized this summer, but unexpectedly high fuel costs and a shortage of pilots have eaten into growth plans.SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS​Which Airline stock you like the most?Do you have confidence in this industry?You may be rewarded with Tiger Coins for sharing your thoughts in the comment💸💸💸Follow me! Don't forget I am the richest tiger in this community😎😎
Airline Stocks Were Taking Off, Welcome Best Earnings Season?
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5 Endings of Musk-Twitter Drama, Which Do You Prefer?

Musk announced the termination of the merger agreement due to $Twitter(TWTR)$ 's breach of contract.Twitter intends to take Musk to court to force him to buy the company for $44 billion.The takeover drama between Musk and Twitter is turning into an unpredictable end. This article combines various views and lists 5 most likely outcomes of this historical bid: the first 3 scenarios shows the possibilities of the court decisions, and the last 2 scenarios are the settlement outlooks.$Tesla Motors(TSLA)$1. Musk wins the lawsuit and does not pay the breakup feeMusk claimed that $Twitter(TWTR)$ appears to have made false and misleading representations about bot accounts.Elon Musk said that Twitter's failure to properly provide specific information about the number of bots, which led to "a material adverse effect" (MAE) and that a judge would have to decide whether MAE had occurred and whether it was reasonable for Musk to abandon the acquisition. One historical MAE case in the mergerSo far, Delaware courts have found only one clear MAE case -- Fresenius SE's $4.3 billion buyout bid in 2018 for rival drugmaker Akorn in 2018.photo from cnbcThe presiding judge at the time upheld Fresenius' decision to abandon the deal. In this case, $Akorn(AKRX)$ executives had concealed a series of issues that cast doubt on the validity of data on certain drug approvals, as well as the profitability of the company's business.As Bloomberg’s Matt Levine explained,⭐Musk may also be able to get out of the deal if a judge rules Twitter didn’t provide him with enough information as it promised it would. That would make the spam account issue moot.2. Twitter wins and Musk is forced to complete the acquisitionIf a judge finds that the bot data does not cause MAE, Twitter can ask the judge to force Musk to complete the acquisition.One example of the court forcing the buyer to continue the takeover:photo from https://www.sec.gov/In 2001, a Delaware court ruled that $Tyson(TSN)$ had to acquire IBP, then the largest beef distributor in the US, for the previously agreed price of $30 per share.Tyson Foods tried to abandon the acquisition - just as Musk abandoned the purchase of Twitter- after the two parties signed the merger agreement.The judge ruled that $Tyson(TSN)$ had no right to abandon the deal because the buyer reneged. So $Tyson(TSN)$ was forced to complete the acquisition at the originally agreed price. IBP, which remains a Tyson subsidiary, was valued at $3.2 billion at the time.In the Musk & Twitter case:⭐For Twitter investors, the completion of the acquisition would be the most favorable ending, but would have resulted in an unpredictable future for Twitter and its employees.However, there is one scenario that Musk refuses to perform the court order. There is no clear article that can force Musk to perform the acquisition.3. Twitter wins in court, Musk pays damage feesTwitter said that the company has submitted a large amount of user data. Its executives stressed that the platform manually reviews thousands of accounts each quarter and generate the number of 5% fake accounts.Morgan Ricks, a law professor at Vanderbilt University, saidthe judge may choose to make Musk pay damages and not force a takeover. (especially given that Musk has flouted government rules and regulatory regulations in the past.) From the judge's perspective, if Musk really doesn't want to buy Twitter, the ownership handover becomes very difficult, resulting in serious collateral damage.⭐Paying damages would be a relatively good outcome for Twitter. Twitter lost $1.1 billion in 2020 and $200 million in 2021, and it would certainly be beneficial for Twitter to get $1 billion or more through this lawsuit.4. Settlement - Musk and Twitter both agree to continue with a lower priceMusk could also buy Twitter at a lower price by claming there is a significant MAE.Past example of a lower purchase price after negotiationFor example, when $LVMH-Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton(LVMUY)$ acquired US jeweler Tiffany & Co. on the grounds that the pandemic caused financial losses. LVMH eventually closed the deal with a lower purchase price.photo from jewellermagazineMusk's announcement to abandon the purchase may also be a negotiating strategy to get Twitter to lower the purchase price.Since Musk agreed to buy Twitter on April 25, valuations of media and technology stocks have plummeted. Another social media company, $Snap Inc(SNAP)$ , has seen its valuation shrink by half during that period.⭐Musk and Twitter may agree on a lower price to reflect the market's valuation. But it's also likely to come with a very high breakup fee on their new contract to ensure Musk won't do it again.5. Settlement - Musk pays breakup feeNo lawsuit is likely to be a mutually desirable outcome.However, Twitter's demand is clear: Musk must buy Twitter for $54.20 per share. Or Twitter's stock price will continue to fall. On Friday, Twitter has already fallen sharply as investors have doubts about the probability and timing of a deal happening.But given Twitter's reaction in the dramatic process-- only a few days from the poison pill plan to accepting the takeover -- it's also likely that Twitter will backtrack and accept a hefty breakup fee.If the two parties settle either pre-litigation or mid-litigation by a court, in which case Musk could pay a $1 billion breakup fee, plus billions in settlement fees.⭐If the settlement fee is high enough, the Twitter board could tell investors that they makes the right decision in choosing to settle instead of litigation.Bottom LineTwitter has hired Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, a prominent law firm in M&A.Meanwhile, Musk has also hired Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, which successfully won defamation charges on his behalf in 2019 and is representing him in ongoing shareholder litigation.As the case itself is complex and both sides are extremely powerful, the court's decision may be difficult and crucial. Plus, how to handle and enforce the order will undoubtedly be a big problem.Which ending do you think is most likely to happen? Share your opinions in the comment section~
5 Endings of Musk-Twitter Drama, Which Do You Prefer?

2 Ex-Dividend Stocks This Week: Buy or Sell &Option Trading Notes

悬赏1000虎币Hi Tigers, This week $AbbVie(ABBV)$ $Abbott Laboratories(ABT)$ are going to ex-dividend.The dates and yields information are as below:​There are some notes on the possible influences on prices, and how to trade the stocks or related options, hope it is helpful for you.What Is Ex-Dividend?Investopedia explains thatEx-dividend describes a stock that is trading without the value of the next dividend payment. The ex-dividend date or "ex-date" is the day the stock starts trading without the value of its next dividend payment.Typically, the ex-dividend date for a stock is one business day before the record date, meaning that an investor who buys the stock on its ex-dividend date or later will not be eligible to receive the declared dividend. Rather, the dividend payment is made to whoever owned the stock the day before the ex-dividend date.KEY TAKEAWAYSEx-dividend is when a company's dividend allocations have been specified.The ex-dividend date of a stock is the day on which the stock begins trading without the subsequent dividend value.Investors who purchased the stock before the ex-dividend date are entitled to the next dividend payment while those who purchased the stock on the ex-dividend date, or after, are not.The ex-dividend date occurs before the record date because a stock trade is settled "T+1" meaning that the record of that transaction isn't settled for one business day.The essence of dividend distribution is to distribute a portion of profits to shareholders. It is very necessary for investment transactions to understand the specific methods of dividend distribution and the impact on stock prices.After a company has been in operation for a period of time (usually one year), if the operation is normal and profits are generated, it will distribute dividends and bonuses to shareholders.Usually the higher the implementation ratio of the listed company, the greater the decline in the par value of the stock. Investors need not worry because the number of shares of the investor increases as well as having cash dividends, etc. The overall stock capital value of the position after the other price will not change and investors will not suffer a loss of capital.There are generally three delivery methods:1.  Pay shareholders in cash. This is the most common and common way and is used by more than 80% of companies in the United States.2. The allotment of shares to shareholders. This method is mainly used to keep the funds in the company to expand operations and to pursue the long-term interests and long-term goals of the company's development.3. Distributes the company's products to shareholders as dividends and bonuses.In the stock market, if an investor avoids the ex-dividend tax charged on dividends, then the investor can sell the stock before the ex-dividend date.If the investor continues to be optimistic about the subsequent price increase of the stock, then the investor can still hold the stock on the ex-dividend date.If the investor is not optimistic about the subsequent price increase of the stock, then the investor can sell the stock on the ex-dividend date. Usually the ex-dividend date does not affect the investor's stock trading.Why dividends are bad for the value of buy options?A dividend is a distribution of the company's accumulated cash to shareholders.A buy option is an agreement to buy shares at an agreed price at a certain time in the future.Because of the dividend, the value of the company decreases, but the agreed-upon purchase price remains the same, so of course buyers lose out.​SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS​Any other company worth a look?You may be rewarded with Tiger Coins for sharing your thoughts in the comment💸💸💸Follow me! Don't forget I am the richest tiger in this community😎😎​
2 Ex-Dividend Stocks This Week: Buy or Sell &Option Trading Notes

US Vehicles Deliveries: GM Outsells Toyota in Q2; Rivian, Ford Higher Than Last Quarter

悬赏1000虎币General Motors surpassed Toyota Motor in second-quarter U.S. car sales, data on Friday showed, even as persistent chip shortages and supply chain disruptions crimped automakers' ability to meet pent-up demand.GM, which lost its crown as the U.S. sales leader last year for the first time since 1931 to Toyota, said it sold 582,401 vehicles in the quarter through June, 15% lower than a year earlier.Let's recap.$General Motors(GM)$​During the second quarter of this year, General Motors delivered 582,401 vehicles in the US, which is 15.4% less than a year ago. On the positive side, the volume and market share increased sequentially for the third consecutive quarter.The number includes 387,582 Chevrolet vehicles (down 10.5% year-over-year) and 132,055 GMC (down 13.7%).The two brands sold in the US a total of 7,217 plug-in electric vehicles (over 7,300 including Bright Drop Zevo 600), which is 36% less than a year ago and represents about 1.2% of the total GM's volume.While GM's EV sales remain lower than they should be, it's rebounding and ramping up so we expect nothing but better results every quarter.$Toyota(TM)$​​​Toyota Motor North America (Toyota and Lexus brands) reports sales of 531,105 vehicles in the US during the second quarter of 2022, which is 23% less than a year ago. The year-to-date result is almost 20% below H1 2021 at 1,045,697.The Japanese manufacturer was noticeably affected by the "ongoing inventory challenges" in Q2:Toyota: 464,382 (down 23%)Lexus: 66,723 (down 20%)Total: 531,105 (down 23%)Plug-in electric vehicle sales decreased more than Toyota's total volume or electrified volume, which is a very unfortunate outcome, especially since there are new models in the lineup.In addition, Rivian and Ford also report their deliveries in Q2 2022.$Rivian Automotive, Inc.(RIVN)$Rivian Automotive Inc delivered 4,467 vehicles in the second quarter, nearly four times more than the preceding quarter, as the electric-vehicle maker benefited from a ramp-up in production and strong demand.The company also said on Wednesday it was on track to meet its annual production target of 25,000 units after output jumped 72% sequentially to 4,401 vehicles in the quarter.The upbeat figures sent Rivian's shares nearly 20% higher in the past five days, providing some relief to a stock that has lost almost three-fourths of its value in this year's equities selloff.$Ford(F)$Ford Motor said Tuesday that it sold 483,688 cars and light trucks in the United States in the second quarter, slightly more than it sold a year earlier, when it was hit particularly hard by the global shortage of computer chips.Almost all automakers reported decreases in sales in the April-to-June period because the chip shortage has prevented them from keeping up with demand.The chip shortage forced Ford to close many plants for long stretches in the second quarter last year, and its sales slumped. Its chip supply remains tight.Even with its slight increase, Ford trailed both General Motors and Toyota in the second quarter. G.M. sold 582,401 vehicles in the quarter, a decline of 15 percent. Toyota sold 531,105 vehicles, a decrease of 23 percent.Ford sold nearly 300,000 F-Series pickup trucks in the quarter, more than double its total from a year earlier.Another bright spot was its sales of electric vehicles. Ford has sold 2,296 F-150 Lightnings, the electric pickup, since starting production in April. Sales of the Mustang Mach-E, an electric sport utility vehicle, totaled 10,941 in the quarter, up 72 percent from a year earlier.Source: insideevsSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS​Are Q2 delivery numbers going to shock everyone to the upside?You may be rewarded with Tiger Coins for sharing your thoughts in the comment💸💸💸Follow me! Don't forget I am the richest tiger in this community😎😎
US Vehicles Deliveries: GM Outsells Toyota in Q2; Rivian, Ford Higher Than Last Quarter

Crude Oil Plummets, While Buffett Keep Adding OXY, Why?

悬赏1000虎币Along with the scorching summer heat, Buffett's enthusiasm for energy stocks has soared.Warren Buffett has used the latest oil dip to add more OXY. Berkshire bought 9.9 million shares of Occidental Petroleum last week for $582 million, according to SEC filings. The total shareholding has climbed to 17.4%, about 60% higher than the second-largest shareholder Vanguard Group. In addition, Berkshire owns 100,000 Occidental preferred shares, valued at $10 billion, and warrants to acquire an additional 83.9 million shares for $5 billion. This also means that Berkshire's actual stake has far exceeded 20%.Funds Holding $Occidental(OXY)$ Purchase HistoryWith the recovery of the global economy, the world's strong demand for energy has reignited, the contradiction between supply and demand has become more prominent, and oil prices have also soared.Berkshire Hathaway has purchased nearly 30 million shares of Occidental Petroleum since the end of 2021. Buffett started buying Occidentally after he spoke with the company's CEO on the company's earnings call in February.The earnings of Occidental Petroleum in the first quarter of this year did not disappoint the stock market. Net profit attributable to shareholders in the first quarter was $4.676 billion, hitting a record high, compared with a net loss of $346 million in the same period in 2021. Occidental's net sales in the first quarter were $8.349 billion, soaring more than 50% year over year. Free cash flow of $3.3 billion was also an all-time high.Occidental has been the best-performing stock in the S&P 500 so far this year, with shares nearly doubling by strong earnings and other factors.What is more noteworthy is that as Berkshire continues to increase its position in Oxy, the market is increasingly speculating that Buffett may intend to acquire all of them. Investment bank Truist Securities said in a report that Berkshire may acquire the entire stake in Occidental once its credit profile improves.Why Energy Stocks?At this year's shareholder meeting, Buffett was asked why he was so heavy on oil stocks. Buffett said that the US government currently has a lot of strategic oil reserves, and now everyone may think that it is a good thing that the United States has so many oil reserves. "But if you think about it carefully, the current reserve is still not enough. It may be gone in three to five years. You don't know what will happen in three or five years."These remarks have actually revealed the reason for being optimistic about energy stocks: the future energy will be very "scarce".Crude oil prices tumbled 8%, will the falling channel open?The slump in crude oil prices hit a new low for two consecutive months since the beginning of May. Analysts from futures institutions believe that behind the sharp drop in oil prices, European and American continue to fall under high inflation pressure, and the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank are forced to initiate measures such as raising interest rates and shrinking their balance sheets, causing investors to worry about economic recession.According to the research report of Hentai Futures, Looking forward to the trend of international oil prices in the second half of 2022, in the short term, it is difficult to accelerate the increase in production in major producing countries, and there is still some support for oil demand. The addition of short-term low inventories will support oil prices. At present, global crude oil and refined oil Inventories are at absolute low levels in recent years. From the perspective of inventory, the support of Brent oil at $90-95 per barrel is strong. In the medium and long term, with the recovery of supply and the decline of demand growth, oil prices may fall under the rebalancing of supply and demand, but the speed and magnitude of the decline depends on political factors and the speed of the overseas tightening cycle.SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS​Will you focus on energy stocks or futures?You may be rewarded with Tiger Coins for sharing your thoughts in the comment💸💸💸Follow me! Don't forget I am the richest tiger in this community😎😎
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Bridgewater Hedged European Crisis & Gained 32%: Stocks+ETFs Lists

Bridgewater's flagship fund posts gains of 32%In just one week in June, Bridgewater nearly doubled its short bets on European companies to $10.5 billion, making it the most bearish on European stocks in two years.Bridgewater's short-selling of companies such as lithography machine giant $ASML Holding NV(ASML)$, energy giant $Total SA(TTE)$ and pharmaceutical giant $Sanofi SA(SNY)$ is more than $500 million.Hedge fund manager Bridgewater Associates' flagship Pure Alpha 18% volatility fund gained 32.2% in the first half of the year.The fund posted gains in 65% of the markets where it trades, beating a historical average of 55%.Since its inception in 1991, Pure Alpha has returned an average of 11.4% annually.Ray Dalio, billionaire and founder of Bridgewater Associates LP. | Photo: Brian SnyderBridgewater manages about $150 billion in assets, and the hedge fund's most high-profile recent market move has been shorting European stocks.Bridgewater has made money in 65% of the markets in which it trades with winning bets on interest rates, stocks, commodities, sovereign and corporate credit, and developed-market currencies, among others.Macro funds are flourishing as central banks raise interest rates to combat surging inflation, which has been exacerbated by soaring energy prices.European' s energy crisis and recessionEuropean is facing its biggest energy crisis in decades, with Russia -- the region’s primary supplier -- curbing shipments as tensions mount over the war in Ukraine and related sanctions. The key Nord Stream pipeline to Germany is set to close for maintenance this month, and there are concerns that it won’t return to full service after the works.A prolonged outage would hit Europe’s plan to replenish its gas storage facilities, putting more pressure on global supplies of liquefied natural gas.According to Citigroup, the ongoing threat to supplies from Russia raises the prospect of governments stepping in to curb consumption beyond constraints that already exist because of high prices. “Europe may need to sacrifice some summer industrial usage of gas so that it can get inventories full ahead of peak winter demand.”The euro fell to a 20-year low against the dollar as recession risks rose and investors trimmed bets on a rate hike by the European Central Bank. Pan-European stock index hits 17-month low. $STOXX 600 AUTO(0MP0.UK)$, $SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF(FEZ)$$EURO STOXX 50 Index - main 2209(FESXmain)$, $Dow Jones Stoxx(DJXMF)$.$Euro-Bund - main 2209(FGBLmain)$ .If you are interested the european market, you can turn to below companies and ETFs or Futuers lists traded in United States, Companies$Deutsche Bank AG(DB)$$STMicroelectronics NV(STM)$$STM GRP.(STM.UK)$ 4 Futures$FVSmain(FVSmain)$$GEmain(GEmain)$,$EURmain(EURmain)$,$FESXmain(FESXmain)$European Market Covered ETFs$Vanguard FTSE Europe ETF(VGK)$ is the largest product of this type of fund. $iShares MSCI Eurozone ETF(EZU)$ represents European Regional Market ETF.$iShares Core MSCI Europe ETF(IEUR)$ ,$iShares MSCI Europe Small-Cap ETF(IEUS)$ are etfs that BlackRock has been promoting for several years. It covers on the same level as the low-cost VGK.$SPDR EURO STOXX 50 ETF(FEZ)$ ,The Stoxx index family is also a well-known index brand in the European market.$iShares MSCI Europe Financials ETF(EUFN)$ is an ETF more focus on Financial Sector$WisdomTree Europe Hedged Equity Fund(HEDJ)$ it is worth configuring when the euro is weak.Single-country ETFs:Due to the uneven development level of European countries, the market bulls and bears are not completely consistent, so its better to understanding of the European market before trading such products.$Ishares MSCI United Kingdom ETF(EWU)$ ,$iShares MSCI United Kingdom Small-Cap ETF(EWUS)$ ,$iShares Currency Hedged MSCI United Kingdom ETF(HEWU)$ are  ETFs forcusing on UK market;$iShares MSCI Germany ETF(EWG)$ ,$iShares MSCI Germany Small-Cap ETF(EWGS)$$iShares Currency Hedged MSCI Germany ETF(HEWG)$ are Germany Market ETF;$VanEck Russia ETF(RSX)$ is Russian market ETF; $iShares MSCI Spain ETF(EWP)$ is Spanish Market ETF; $iShares MSCI France ETF(EWQ)$ is French market ETF;$iShares MSCI Italy ETF(EWI)$ is Italian Market ETF; $iShares MSCI Sweden ETF(EWD)$ is Swedish Market ETF; $Global X MSCI Greece ETF(GREK)$ is Greek market ETF; $iShares MSCI Poland ETF(EPOL)$ is Polish Market ETF; $iShares MSCI Turkey ETF(TUR)$ is Turkey Market ETF; $Global X MSCI Norway ETF(NORW)$ is Norwegian Market ETF; $iShares MSCI Ireland ETF(EIRL)$ is Irish Market ETF; $iShares MSCI Belgium ETF(EWK)$ is Belgian Market ETF;$Global X MSCI Portugal ETF(PGAL)$ is Portugal Market ETF.It should be noted that the latter European small country market ETFs are usually smaller in size, please pay attention to liquidity.SHARE YOUR THOUGHTSAre there any other European stocks on your watchlist?You may be rewarded with Tiger Coins for sharing your thoughts in the comment💸💸💸Follow me! Don't forget I am the richest tiger in this community😎😎
Bridgewater Hedged European Crisis & Gained 32%: Stocks+ETFs Lists

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