Welcome to the 14th edition of The Weekly Bull Report.
Below is a short list of content we found interesting and informative over the past 7 days…
💡 Interesting Articles & News:
- Theresa May’s impossible choice: With Brexit looming, the Prime Minister is battling Trump, Europe, and her own party.
- Despite backlash, political parties still turn to Facebook to reach voters.
- There is more to behavioral economics than biases and fallacies. A widespread misconception is that biases explain or produce behavior. They don’t—they describe behavior.
- U.S. states sue the government over lift of 3D printable guns ban,
- In a bid to increase student attention, France has banned smartphones and tablets in schools.
- Hypnotic Mass Phenomena – Interview: Peter Thiel. Thiel is one of Silicon Valley’s bigger-than-life characters. A conversation on human herd behavior, successful investment, Donald Trump’s genius, homosexuality and death.
- It’s often been said that the eyes are the window to the soul, revealing what we think and how we feel. New research reveals A.I. can predict your personality type, simply by tracking how your eyes move.
- Facebook and Instagram are launching a new set of features to help users keep track of how much time they’re spending on the platforms and manage “time well spent.”
MEDICINE & SCIENCE
- Researchers find evidence that neural systems actively remove memories, which suggests that forgetting may be the default mode of the brain.
- Study shows the long list of health benefits associated with frequent sauna use.
- In Russia HIV/AIDS denialists and conspiracists find a soft target.
- Sick dogs being treated with cannabis extract CBD.
- Many reasons why colonizing space seems compelling, but in a colonized universe, the probability of the annihilation of the human race could actually rise rather than fall.
- Decades ago, research settled the question of whether you and I can do two things at once – We can’t. See how to get someone to put away their phone and actually listen.
- How soccer’s Video Assistant Referee (VAR) influences belief in human referees’ competence. In ambiguous situations, when a referee needs the most assistance, his reputation was negatively impacted if he overturns his decision.
📈 Noteworthy Stocks and Assets:
- The biggest crypto firm on Wall Street just took a $ 134 million loss on bitcoin‘s plunge.
- $SNAP one of our favourite shorts will report Tuesday after the bell. The shares will head lower – much.
- $MAXD – We had hoped by now they would have executed on at least a few of their stated plans. Not one. Sell, break even and move on.
💬 Quotes That Inspire Us:
- “The world is not fair, and often fools, cowards, liars and the selfish hide in high places.” – Bryant H. McGill
- “The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance.” – Aristotle
🔠 Word of the Week:
- Inchmeal – Adverb : Little by little, gradually.
👓 A Must Watch & Listen:
- BBC Documentary: “The Great Crash of 1929”
📚 Books We Are Reading:
Portnoy’s mission was to tell the story of how investing has become the key to underwriting the kind of life you want to lead, a means to the most important end you can think of. A very good read!
🐦 Eye-Catching Tweet:
- @KentWGraham: ”How come I need a complex, indecipherable password to get on Twitter but only a 4-digit number to remove all my money from an ATM?”
Our very best wishes for a very fruitful upcoming week! 🍀
The IBR Team: David, Jeff and Dr. Anna
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