Can Fierceness End The No. 17 Post Jinx In The Kentucky Derby?

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In the 149 previous Kentucky Derbies, 44 horses have raced from theNo. 17 post position. It’s the only post that has not sent a horse to the Winners Circle. In addition, outside that post — 18, 19 and 20 — there have been only five winners in 84 attempts. If there is one horse to end the post 17 jinx at Saturday’s 150th Kentucky Derby, it’s Fierceness. Better Atmosphere: For the first time in a few years, the Kentucky Derby and the remainder of the Triple Crown races will be taking place without a black cloud over the industry. Unlike last year, the seemingly unexplained rash of horse deaths a… Read More “Can Fierceness End The No. 17 Post Jinx In The Kentucky Derby?”

7 Apple Analysts Size Up Q2 Results: Artificial Intelligence ‘A Major Upgrade Cycle Within Product Categories Such As The iPhone’

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Technology giantApple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) reported second-quarter financial results that saw revenue and earnings per share beat Street estimates. Analysts have responded to Apple’s results, updated guidance, increased dividend, and the announcement of a $110 billion buyback. The Apple Analysts: Bank of America analyst Wamsi Mohan has a Buy rating and raises the price target from $225 to $230.Goldman Sachs analyst Michael Ng has a Buy rating and $226 price target.Keybanc analyst Brandon Nispel has a Sector Weight rating and no price target.Needham analyst Laura Martin has a Buy rating and $220 p… Read More “7 Apple Analysts Size Up Q2 Results: Artificial Intelligence ‘A Major Upgrade Cycle Within Product Categories Such As The iPhone’”

S&P 500 Rises Over 1%; Hershey Earnings Top Views

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U.S. stocks traded higher toward the end of trading, with the S&P 500 gaining more than 1% on Friday. The Dow traded up 1.27% to 38,712.21 while the NASDAQ rose 2.14% to 16,179.29. The S&P 500 also rose, gaining, 1.36% to 5,133.12. Check This Out: Wall Street’s Most Accurate Analysts’ Views On 3 Tech & Telecom Stocks Delivering High-Dividend Yields Leading and Lagging Sectors Information technology shares rose by 3.3% on Friday. In trading on Friday, energy shares fell by 0.5%. Top Headline Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) reported better-than-expected first-quarter FY24 earnings. The company reportRead More “S&P 500 Rises Over 1%; Hershey Earnings Top Views”

FBI Takes Possession of Lindsey Graham’s Phone After He Gets a Strange Message from ‘Chuck Schumer’

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Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina had his phone seized by the FBI this week after he said he received a message from someone impersonating Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. Graham said the device might have been hacked as he addressed the strange message while speaking at the annual The Hill and Valley Forum in Washington on Wednesday. The summit pairs up people in the tech industry, private business and security with lawmakers and other people of influence. While discussing concerns about espionage and artificial intelligence, the senator steered the conversation toward the… Read More “FBI Takes Possession of Lindsey Graham’s Phone After He Gets a Strange Message from ‘Chuck Schumer’”

Bitcoin Needs To Cross New ‘Line In The Sand’ To Confirm It Was A ‘Fake Dip’: 10x Research

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Crypto research firm 10x Research on Thursday highlighted a crucial chart that Bitcoin (CRYPTO: BTC) traders should be monitoring closely. What Happened: In its latest newsletter titled “Fake Dip?” 10x Research pointed out that Bitcoin’s relative strength has retraced back to 40%, which has been associated with rally attempts on three occasions since early 2023. The firm also identified a new “line in the sand” at $62,000, where they might change their view if Bitcoin fails to break above this level quickly. The newsletter mentioned four instances where Bitcoin broke below a triangle support l… Read More “Bitcoin Needs To Cross New ‘Line In The Sand’ To Confirm It Was A ‘Fake Dip’: 10x Research”

CFTC Commissioner Johnson Proposes AI Recommendations, Looping in DeFi

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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Kristin Johnson proposed recommendations such as heightened penalties to address artificial intelligence in financial markets, including decentralized finance. In a speech delivered at the Sidley Austin and Rutgers Law School Fintech and Blockchain Symposium, Commissioner Johnson outlined her concerns about AI and how that applies to DeFi. “Deploying AI in ecosystems running on blockchain technology raises novel issues for supervision, risk management, and compliance, as well as enforcement” Johnson said on Friday. AI has been integrated into financia… Read More “CFTC Commissioner Johnson Proposes AI Recommendations, Looping in DeFi”

Federal Reserve Dismisses Rate Hike Fears, Labor Market Cools, Apple Lures Investors With Record-Breaking Buyback: This Week In The Market

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The stock market breathed a sigh of relief as Fed Chair Jerome Powell eased fears of interest rate hikes amid recent inflation surprises. The Fed now plans to hold rates steady longer to ensure inflation moves toward the central bank’s 2% target. In April, the labor market displayed some signs of cooling, with the pace of new job creation dropping compared to March, and the unemployment rate unexpectedly rising. The earnings season remains optimistic, with half of S&P 500 companies already having reported, and nearly 80% of them exceeding earnings expectations. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) made he… Read More “Federal Reserve Dismisses Rate Hike Fears, Labor Market Cools, Apple Lures Investors With Record-Breaking Buyback: This Week In The Market”

Duolingo Unusual Options Activity

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Whales with a lot of money to spend have taken a noticeably bullish stance on Duolingo. Looking at options history for Duolingo (NASDAQ:DUOL) we detected 9 trades. If we consider the specifics of each trade, it is accurate to state that 55% of the investors opened trades with bullish expectations and 22% with bearish. From the overall spotted trades, 3 are puts, for a total amount of $85,200 and 6, calls, for a total amount of $234,893. What’s The Price Target?After evaluating the trading volumes and Open Interest, it’s evident that the major market movers are focusing on a price band between … Read More “Duolingo Unusual Options Activity”

Hope Hicks Testifies On Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Michael Cohen’s ‘Mr. Fix It’ Moniker: ‘Only Because He Broke It First’

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Former Donald Trump aide Hope Hicks was the key witness on the stand in the hush money criminal trial against the former president Friday. Here’s what happened and how Michael Cohen and the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape were also featured prominently in court. What Happened: Hicks testified in court about her past professional relationship with Trump and also was asked many questions about the role former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen played in presidential campaigns. Hicks said Cohen wasn’t part of the 2016 Trump presidential campaign. “No, he would try to insert himself at certain moments, b… Read More “Hope Hicks Testifies On Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Michael Cohen’s ‘Mr. Fix It’ Moniker: ‘Only Because He Broke It First’”

Ozzy Osbourne + Billy Morrison Discuss New Podcast ‘The Madhouse Chronicles’ + Friendship — Interview

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During a new interview with Loudwire, the one and only Ozzy Osbourne and guitarist Billy Morrison discussed their new podcast The Madhouse Chronicles, recalled memories from their friendship and picked their favorite rockers to make the perfect supergroups. We chatted with the legends about their brand new podcast The Madhouse Chronicles, which is only available to watch via the brand new Osbourne Media House. Fans can subscribe for just $8 a month for exclusive access to the service, where they can also watch everyone’s favorite rock royalty reality show, The Osbournes, which originally aired… Read More “Ozzy Osbourne + Billy Morrison Discuss New Podcast ‘The Madhouse Chronicles’ + Friendship — Interview”