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How Automotive Companies are Helping to Fight COVID-19

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With the virus pandemic of the coronavirus significantly impacting the country, a considerable strain is being placed on the United States healthcare system. Hospitals are starting to realize that they were severely under-prepared for a massive virus outbreak like the coronavirus. To help stop the growing shortage of medical supplies, major brands of all industries are mass producing these products in their facilities.

One of the most heavily impacted cities is New York City. As the number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus have risen, a growing number of hospitals can not keep up with the demand for the ventilator systems. Without ventilators, a respiratory virus like the coronavirus could lead to extreme trouble breathing or even death. On March 22nd, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio stated: "if we don't get more ventilators in the next 10-days, people will die who don't have to die."

GM, Ford, and Tesla Made Ventilators

To meet the demand of the needed ventilators, large automotive manufacturers are stepping up to the plate to increase production speeds. To help lessen the shortage of ventilator systems, major automotive manufacturers GM, Ford, and Tesla are partnering with medical device manufacturers to mass-produce ventilators to help supply the hospitals in need. More urgently, New York City is getting the bulk of these produced ventilators by the automotive manufacturers. Currently, New York City has around 6,000 ventilators on hand; New York City is projected to need nearly 30,000 to meet the demand of the pandemic.

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Tesla founder Elon Musk has become proactive in the fight against the coronavirus by recently supplying Los Angeles with 1,200+ ventilators to use for their struggling hospitals with a ventilator shortage. Elon Musk is also converting his Tesla Gigafactory in New York City into a ventilator production facility after pairing up with a medical device manufacturer to increase production speeds. Elon Musk has stated that the factory will start production "as fast as humanly possible." With the coronavirus quickly growing in confirmed cases, this is an urgent need for the impacted communities across the United States.

Trump Encourages Tesla, GM & Ford To Make Ventilators

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Virgin Galactic Stock – Profit or Peril?

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Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Sir Richard Branson, can you imagine being a fly on a wall at a boardroom discussion between these three titans of industry? What would you overhear as they whizzed between topics like a pinball in a pinball machine? Certainly, it would feature an animated dialogue about their shared desire to commercialize space travel.

At present, Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is the only one of the big three companies participating in the commercial space race to be publicly traded, and therefore available for Joe and Jane Public to purchase via their Virgin Galactic Stock (SPCE). However, just because you can buy a slice of the company doesn’t mean you’ll be able to afford a seat on the bus. According to Virgin Galactic’s corporate website (virgingalatic.com) the sticker price for this gravity defying experience is $250K, although there are no tickets for sale at the moment.

Virgin Galactic Stock performance

SPCE deputed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on October 28th, 2019, and much like the soaring and sometimes crashing history of its tech, the stock has experienced substantial volatility since then. While it’s up more than 200% for the last three-month period (as of mid-February 2020), it was trading as low as $6.90 per share on November 25th, 2019.

Why the highs and lows? 

The factors underpinning the stock’s volatility range from technological setbacks to personnel additions (such as filling a newly created COO position in January 2020 with seasoned professional Enrico Palermo) to third-party institutional investment and the relative newness of the stock itself. While the company is not actively conducting space flights and collecting revenue today, it did recently sell a significant chunk of shares to Park West Asset Management, a California-based hedge fund, perhaps a sign of things to come.

The future of SPCE

Virgin Galactic and its leadership team have lofty goals philosophically, not just literally. Their published mission includes “using space for good” and “democratizing space.” Can they do it? And will they be able to turn a profit along the way? There are simply too many variables to predict. From technology refinement to regulation to good old-fashioned supply and demand, there are a number of hurdles that will have to be clarified and cleared before stakeholders can reasonably consider money poured into the stock anything more than speculative.

Why Virgin Galactic's stock is soaring

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StocksToTrade: A Modern Integrated Trading Suite

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StocksToTrade is an online investment suite designed for serious stock traders. It is a modern data integration program that combines real-time data, online brokers, AI-powered screeners, and educational tools into a powerful and robust program designed to streamline and maximize potential profits. Founded in 2009, StocksToTrade boasts that it was made for day traders by day traders. Their algorithms and customizable watch-lists will make sure that anyone can make the perfect trade when the market is just right. In addition to that, Tim Bohen, a successful day trainer, now curates personalized educational material for the site and is ready to guide traders of all backgrounds to a more successful future in trading. On the surface, it seems that StocksToTrade really is giving the user everything they could want.

StocksToTrade Features

Some of the best features include seamless broker integration. On other stock tracking sites, traders have to take the information and then go to their broker and apply the information to make trades. This adds extra steps in a business where seconds can mean anything. With StockToTrades integration you can buy and sell straight from your data stream and make trades on the fly and in real-time. Another amazing feature is the amount of real-time information provided. Not only does StocksToTrade provide instant data on stock price and market movement they also link to social media feeds, press releases and other relevant information as it happens so it is impossible to miss a beat while trading. If you are reading it in the news, usually it is too late to capitalize on any potential movement. This provides a potent combination of tools that allows traders to buy and sell based on hot information as close to instantaneously as possible.

StocksToTrade Pricing

While there is a lot packed into StocksToTrade these great features also come with a hefty price tag. StocksToTrade's basic plan runs $179.95/month with a yearly plan available for $1899.50. This price might scare some people away but this suite is tailored for serious traders and not for the casual trader. If someone is simply dabbling in day trading then this product really is not meant for them. Then there is a StocksToTrade PRO membership that does not have a price listed but invites you to apply to discover the next steps. This is the personalized training offered by Tim Bohen and you can expect that to come in even higher than the basic price. If you are feeling hesitant StocksToTrade also offers a cheap trial period where you can get access to the program for two weeks for a mere $7. For that price you can easily jump in, play around with and make a more educated decision before shelling out any real cash.

StocksToTrade Requirements

Another potential downside is the software requirements. While they are not super high for a newer computer you will need to have a pretty good setup to handle that much data. High-speed internet is required and they recommend that you have 8GB of RAM and an i9 processor. A lot of trading is done on people's mobile devices nowadays but this is definitely designed to be used on a desktop or powerful laptop further reinforcing their focus on the serious day trader.

What Is StocksToTrade And StocksToTrade PRO?

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Why Do Millionaires Consider Tesla Inc. the Best Investment in 2020?

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During the tropical seasons of August 2018, Elon Musk on an interview, which went so viral and contravention, predicted that the Tesla company stock would hit the magic number of 420 US dollars by taking Tesla private. The price was a 20% premium during that time.

Tesla Troubles

Shortly after the podcast, Elon Musk seemed to take a hit on a marijuana cigarette, leading to the judgment of Elon Musk’s behavior among investors and board members. This issue even reached the SEC (Security and Exchange Commissions), forcing him to step down from the chairman position for more than 3 years.

Fortunately, Elon Musk has secured a legal achievement during the month of December.

Tesla faced plenty of challenges like distribution challenges, a sales slump and quarterly losses. All of this led to heavy losses in Tesla shares, as low as 117 dollars a share in June.

In recent months, there was a great shift in the wind for the Tesla team and Elon Musk. The rise in sales boosted Tesla to a great gain in the third quarter, they introduced the fourth car, and even completed the construction of a new factory in China, the world’s largest potential market for electric cars.

After two months of complete exertion, Tesla is instantly over the share price offered in the last year.

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Recent Reverse Mergers From NYSE to Turner Advertising Company

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When American companies decide to go public, they have to go through an Initial Public Offering (or IPO). This is a lengthy and expensive process that takes months, perhaps longer than a year. Audits, investigations, legal fees and many other factors play into an IPO and not everyone is willing to undergo this. That’s when reverse mergers come into play: A reverse merger is a process where a private company acquires a publicly-traded company to bypass issuing an IPO and becoming a public company faster. There are a lot of companies that have used this method, both successful and not.

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The most well-known case of a reverse merger happened on December 6, 2015. The New York Stock Exchange (or NYSE), a business with over 200 years’ worth of history, decided to merge with Archipelago Holdings, an electronic trading company. The sole objective of this merger was for the NYSE to become a public traded company. Four months later, on March 2016, NYSE became the NYSE group and Archipelago Exchange turned into its subsidiary under the name NYSE Arca.

This reverse merger proved so successful than less than a year later the NYSE group completed another merger, this time with Euronext. The result was NYSE Euronext, a transatlantic stock exchange, the first of its kind.

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Timothy Sykes Children and Tim Grittani Blog Video

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Starting from the Bottom Tim Grittani Interview

The Tim Sykes interview started by looking at the past six months of the year. It was a great start for 2019 for Tim Grittani who took time off for a new family member. He took off April and some of May from his daily trading and still made $1 million. He back to full time back in June. Coming back was a little difficult as he forced some trades at times but it did not lead to any large losses in June. He called the June loses “Paper Cuts”, $40,000.

He was able to finish off June in the green (profitable). He updated the site Profit.ly at $8.4 Million overall gains. His best period was a $160,000 week in July. Now his total lifetime overall profit is at $8.5 to $8.6 million.

Grittani discussed dealing with emotion as a life long battle regardless of the amount of time or money earned. It has become easier because the huge losses no longer happen, he added. After his last big loss he sized down and had to earn the right from himself to size up again. Sykes loved this process. He also utilizes a mistakes journal. He would log anytime he got stubborn or played too large or broke some key rule. He would look at the totals for the month in the journal.

Sykes likes to also log his successes so he can find mistakes there also. Like getting out too early or being too aggressive. He likes to look at the progress and the long term outcome. Grittani turns off his profit and loss column while he trades which is something Sykes is unable to do. He focuses on the long-term plan and not the daily results. He thinks in weeks or months. And is able to notice mistakes easier.

After a bunch of wins or losses, he doesn't think about the number of days/trades in a row he is green. ”Don't worry about getting back to break-even on a trade.” Grittani said. "It's a marathon and not a sprint." Sykes added, They both agreed to trust the process, think longer term. In summary, to make life changing money its going to take 2 years. You have to wait for trades to come to you.

Technology

The CargoX Blockchain Platform is Revolutionizing Logistics

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Thanks to the CargoX Blockchain Platform, the shipping industry will save time, money, and headaches. It uses the CargoX Blockchain Document Transaction System(BDTS) to solve the frustrations that traditional documentation can cause when tracking shipments. Using the CargoX Blockchain Platform, any exporter or company involved in logistics can send a blockchain-based bill of lading to its recipient.

Normally, documents such as bill of ladings are stored in a single location, and then sent out either in a physical format or in an email, which makes it difficult to see a history of ownership, authorize users, or to track any changes. This can be a problem for shipping companies, who use bill of ladings to track goods. But a blockchain-based bill of lading solves all of those problems.

How CargoX Blockchain Works

All of this is possible thanks to the Ethereum network, which is a decentralized open-source platform that allowed CargoX to develop the BDTS. Its open-source, decentralized nature protects the records from being changed or lost. Only the owner of the private key associated with the Smart Bill of Lading public key can transfer the document, and because the records are stored on the public blockchain, their transfer histories cannot be changed, for malicious purposes or otherwise.

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Edison International Stock Performance from 2014 to Present

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Edison International (NYSE: EIX) , based in Rosemead, CA is one of the leading experts in clean energy and clean energy solutions. First incorporated in 1909 as the Southern California Edison Company, they have since grown to employ over 12,500 employees, and garner an annual revenue of $12.6 Billion USD.

In November of 2010, Edison Electric sold its 48% stake in the Four Corners coal-fired power plant in New Mexico for $294 Million. The move was the result of a California law forcing corporations to move away from coal-fired production, and into more energy efficient solutions. Forcing Edison Electric to purchase more power from the market.

Renewable Energy

Since beginning its focus on renewable energy in 1980, at least 21% of the fuel Edison Electric uses comes from clean energy sources. The company has heavily invested in clean energy solutions such as nuclear, biomass, and even wind power. With at least half of their clean energy production being from nuclear power.

Pedro J. Pizarro took the helm of Edison International as President of SCE in 2014, and has been acting CEO since Oct. 2016. The stock value of the company since then has had a rocky ride. But ultimately has shown a positive climb from 2014-present.

Edison International Stock Performance

In August of 2014, the stocks value of Edison International had reached $59,49 USD per share. But by the end of 2014, they would report a rise in stock value to $67,54 USD per share.

The stock value of the company would continue to steadily rise for the next 3 years, until reaching its peak at $82,18 USD per share as of June 2017.

By the beginning of Nov. 2018 Edison reported a stock value of $67,88 per share, but over the course of several weeks plummeted by up to 25%. This massive hit to the stock value was due to the California Wildfires that ravaged their territories in the region. Ultimately the stock value recovered slightly over the course of the following days, settling at just a 12% loss.

In Feb. 2019, Edison International (NYSE: EIX) reported a 2018 fourth quarter loss of $1.4 Billion USD net loss, (a loss of $4.39 USD per share). Compare this to their $545 Million USD net loss, ($.67 USD loss per share) in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Jul. 25 2019 Edison International (NYSE: EIX), reported a second quarter 2019 net income of $392 Million USD, ($1.20 USD per share increase). Compare this to their $274 million USD increase ($0.85 per share increase) in the second quarter of 2018.

As of Aug. 21st 2019, Edison International stock value has reported in at around $72,31 USD per share. A slow but very stable and steady increase since the plummet in November of 2018.

Conclusion

The Edison Company of Southern California provides energy for 15 Million people, across 50,000 square miles of coastal, southern and central California, They have shown themselves to be a titan in the clean energy solutions market, and have reported relatively steady stock value increase over the last 5 years under CEO Pizarro. They are poised to continue this upward trend moving forward.

For any inquiries about personal or business energy solutions, contact Edison Electric International 24/7 toll free at (800) 655-4555.

Pedaling Towards a Clean Energy Future | SCE & CicLAVia

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Is a Motley Fool Subscription Advisable

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Motley Fool Subscription Review

The site The Motley Fool is regarded as a legitimate website for financial information and research reports. Their in-depth content will not leave you being defrauded after you purchase a Stock Advisor subscription from them. Some have complained that you are routinely asked to upgrade their current level of subscription, and that can be annoying. But for those that consider their stock and mutual fund portfolios as a second source of income, the better subscriptions are worthwhile.

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If you are looking for stock and investment advice on new stock purchases their content can be very good. And when a stock that they have recommended in the past drops to a certain level, you can setup to receive alerts. The Stock Advisor forum is really good also if you want to interact with other investors. Their money back guarantee is great if you just want to try out one of their programs for a time. Current prices are $99 a year with a 30 day refund policy. Not too bad. The Stock Advisor programs boast a 346% return since 2002. This is far better than the 87% return of the S&P 500.

You would get two new stock recommendations every month. Ten timey buys. Foundation stock picks to get started. And lots of education materials plus the forum community.

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Is Uber a Good Stock to Own

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Many are suggesting to buy Uber as it is a leader in the coming offline era. Internet businesses are increasingly shifting to offline strategies over online services, and Uber has capitalized on that early in the cycle. This creates a better long term strategy and plus a reason to own the stock.

Uber stock took off today after receiving positive calls from a number of analysts. Uber’s stock was down about 5% since its market debut (IPO) at the New York Stock exchange (NYSE) in May. According to the Bloomberg service, Uber just received 0 sell ratings, 21 buy ratings, and 5 holds. The average 12 month price target from those analyst was $53.70. Some at Lead Edge Capital think Uber stock is dramatically undervalued.

The company has 93 million monthly active customers of its app for both food delivery and transportation needs, the ride-hailing company over the next five years can attain 25% revenue growth, according to Raymond James.

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