Thursday


 

VIX - From Fear To Fearless Index [0.14]

Posted on Aug. 15, 2017, 5:59 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

VIX finally spiked last Thursday (here).

It isn't surprising that it has receded, but I do find it surprising, maybe even shocking, how willing investors have been to book profits in long VIX positions and to open new positions shorting VIX.

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Running through the final heartbeats of the Obama years, a nasty presidential election and the dawn of the Trump administration, Season 42 of NBC's Saturday Night Live earned the show its highest ratings in 24 years on the shoulders of our nation's mounting political dysfunction.

Having gone silent during a nearly three-month summer hiatus that spanned the ouster of several high-ranking Trump administration staffers--including chief of staff Reince Preibus, press secretary Sean Spicer and communications director Anthony Scaramucci--"Weekend Update" co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che were eager to address the changes in their first of four Thursday episodes.

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Running through the final heartbeats of the Obama years, a nasty presidential election and the dawn of the Trump administration, Season 42 of NBC's Saturday Night Live earned the show its highest ratings in 24 years on the shoulders of our nation's mounting political dysfunction.

Having gone silent during a nearly three-month summer hiatus that spanned the ouster of several high-ranking Trump administration staffers--including chief of staff Reince Preibus, press secretary Sean Spicer and communications director Anthony Scaramucci--"Weekend Update" co-anchors Colin Jost and Michael Che were eager to address the changes in their first of four Thursday episodes.

administration night premiere rating season SNL Thursday Trump Weekend Update years

 

The U.S. Senate Friday morning narrowly defeated the so-called “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act following a new report saying premiums would jump 20% and it would lead to 15 million more uninsured Americans next year alone.

The 51-49 vote, considered a last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare after a week of failed attempts in the GOP-controlled Senate, is a huge defeat for President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans.

health insurance legislation repeal Report Republican Senate skinny Thursday vote

 

Amazon's Second Quarter Miss Can't Stop Bezos [0.13]

Posted on July 28, 2017, 4:17 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

On Thursday morning Amazon’s Jeff Bezos woke up the richest man in the world, but by day’s end he had been cut down a notch – to No. Still, there’s little that can stop the juggernaut that is Amazon and its CEO.

Amazon Dominance Jeff members morning Prime quarter Retailer revenue Thursday

 

The third stop of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor tour landed in Brooklyn at the Barclays Center on Thursday.

The third staredown in as many days wasn't very memorable until McGregor took off his sunglasses.

Conor felt fight fighter Floyd Mayweather McGregor showed Thursday trash

 

If you were using Facebook Messenger Thursday morning and searched for the word "Jew" in the gif search bar, a gif featuring an antisemitic, unflattering face, superimposed on the body of a fly would have been a top result. Using Messenger, if a gif is actually sent, users can report the content by long-pressing on the gif.

antisemitic content Facebook GIF message Messenger Report third Thursday user

 

On Thursday, Toronto Raptors All-Star shooting guard DeMar DeRozan became the first-ever NBA 2K Canadian cover athlete.

DeRozan isn't Canadian, but he is one of the most influential athletes on the Canadian sports scene because of the Raptors' popularity.

All athlete Canadian cover DeRozan NBA Raptors Star Thursday Toronto

 

Chinese Censorship Of Weibo Creates An Opportunity [0.14]

Posted on June 25, 2017, 11:48 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

This, despite a 6% haircut this past Thursday when investors woke up to the news that the Chinese government had ordered the company to shut down politically sensitive audio and video content.

Street analysts are expecting Weibo to earn $1.51 per share on revenues of $1.05 billion for 2017 which would be up 84% and 60% respectively over 2016.

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Finisar reported numbers on Thursday after the close of regular market trading Thursday night.

For the current quarters (FQ1:18), Finisar guides earnings between a range of $0.37-$0.43 per share with revenues expected to check in at between $330-$350 million.

current earning Finisar FQ2 quarter reported revenue shares Thursday trading

 

Upscale retailer could be going private -- and the news appears music to the public market's ears. With industry observers projecting flat same-store sales, the miss seemed to indicate that Nordstrom is not entirely immune from the woes that are afflicting the entire retail industry -- even though some analysts have said that the retailer is among the best positioned to thrive in the current environment.

appears market news Nordstrom private Retailer shares Thursday trading transaction

 

On Thursday, President Donald Trump announced his plan to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, which will arguably make the planet a worse place.

See more cartoons: Donald Trump Really Will Drain That D.C.

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Warner Bros.

Well, this is interesting.

Say what you will about Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc.'s DC Comics movies, but they tend to bring the thunder with those Thursday preview screenings.

DCEU debut film MCU movie opening preview standard Thursday weekend

 

The Stock Market's 15 Minutes Of Fame [0.06]

Posted on May 21, 2017, 3:11 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Since first run-off for the French Presidential election - the stock market has gained a little over 30 points.

Yet, is has experience 90 points of gains on the opening and in the minutes after that on just five days.

election French Friday gained meandered off rest run stocks Thursday

 

Alien: Covenant will be the top movie of the weekend after scoring a solid $15.35 million Friday gross. Also, in the realm of useless trivia, it's almost identical to the inflation-adjusted $14.7m opening Friday of Alien 3 25 years ago and below the unadjusted $16m opening Friday of Alien vs.

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Alien: Covenant opened with a very good $4.2 million in Thursday previews last night. If you recall, Prometheus earned $51.05m on its opening weekend.

big debut kid midnight preview Prometheus screening showings Thursday weekend

 

The critical role small businesses play is being recognized by no less than the United Nations this week. The UN announced Thursday May 11 it would designate June 27, 2017 as Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Day.

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After SS Rajamouli’s Baahubali: The Conclusion amassed an estimated 860 crore ($129.2 million) in its first week to rank as the biggest Indian release of all time globally, Indian cinema looks set to welcome another blockbuster in Tubelight.

The Arka MediaWorks production starring Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, Anushka Shetty, Nasser and Sathyraj has beaten the previous all-time champ PK, director Rajkumar Hirani's 2014 sci-fi comedy starring Aamir Khan, which grossed 792 crore ($119 million).

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Anyway, for this morning's box office update I wanted to troll through the history of midnight and Thursday night advance preview grosses for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to see if there were any patterns to be discerned in terms of the franchise and in terms of initial sequels to the given franchise-starters. That went into a total $102.1m debut weekend, which was the second-biggest debut ever for a non-sequel (behind Spider-Man's $114m launch in 2002) at the time.

debut debut weekend earned frontloading grosses Made midnight preview Thursday weekend

 

The latest version of the American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare, would toss sick patients into risk pools with a “questionable history” while still causing millions of Americans to lose health coverage, several doctor groups and patient advocates said Wednesday.

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives and the Donald Trump White House have floated yet another attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, kicking in $8 billion in additional money to the AHCA to supplement coverage of Americans with preexisting health problems.

additional funds House Paul reports Ryan scheduled Speaker Thursday vote