Welcome to the 60th edition of The Weekly Bull Report.
Here’s a short list of content we found interesting and informative over the past 7 days…
🤔 Interesting Articles & News:
- Fed chairman warns of ‘unthinkable’ harm if debt ceiling isn’t raised.
- Singapore economy’s surprise contraction a warning for global trade. 🌐
- Trump’s favorite parts of US economy are also the weakest.
- June was hottest ever recorded on Earth. Read about it here.🔥
- Oil, Greed, drugs, dirty cops, and the bitter sibling rivalry burning up an $800 million Louisiana family dynasty.💰
- This psychologist explains why people confess to crimes they didn’t commit.
- Alphabet releases its master plan for Toronto’s new Smart City.🏙
- A growing number of American teenagers – particularly girls – are facing depression.😢
- Explore 50 years of lunar visits with our newest moon map.🌕
- A bitter end for regular Joe? Scientists engineer a smooth, beanless coffee. Beyond coffee! ☕ (Beyond Meat: BYND still way up at $167)
- What will Barcelona’s new Supercomputer be capable of and how will it be put to use?🖥
MEDICINE & SCIENCE
- Welcome to the fastest-heating place on earth.🔥
- Cannabis oil can reduce seizures in kids, University of Sask. study suggests.
- The rise of Big Sperm: does the tech world have the answer to our semen crisis?
- Biomedical scientist to study how body’s cannabis-like molecules influence obesity.
- Meet the carousing, harmonica-playing texan who won a Nobel for his cancer breakthrough.
- Billionaire Sean Parker is nerding out on cancer research. Science has never seen anyone quite like him.
- Cannabis-Based Medicine: A breakthrough for healing intractable chronic wounds.
- The story McKinsey didn’t want written.
- Earliest modern human found outside Africa.Read more here.
- For World Population Day, a look at the countries with the biggest projected gains – and losses – by 2100.
CANNABIS & MAGIC MUSHROOMS
- How a quiet Canada town became a world leader in growing weed.🌿
- Cannabis for your mouth: R&D, patents, and your next visit to the dentist.
- Canadian cannabis companies tapping U.K.’s deep-pocketed family offices for investment.💲
- Psychedelics change how you read faces. That may help alleviate anxiety and depression.
- Meet the women leading America’s CBD wellness revolution.👩
- CBD and the age of recovery.🏈
- Why some women are treating their anxiety with Magic Mushrooms.🍄
- High school football coach Rob Mendez, who was born without arms or legs, received the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at last night’s ESPY Awards. This is truly a must watch video. What an inspiration. ❤
- Simona Halep stuns Wimbledon with emphatic victory over Serena Williams in women’s final. 🎾🏆
- Djokovic saves two championship points to win fifth Wimbledon title. 🎾🏆
- Lewis Hamilton made history as he claimed his sixth British Grand Prix victory.🏎🏆
- This edition of the USWNT has a claim to go down as the greatest U.S. women’s soccer team ever.⚽🏆
💲 Noteworthy Stocks & Assets:
- Deutsche Bank ax swings from Sydney to London to New York.
- What investor should know about Virgin Galactic, the first publicly-traded space tourism stock. 🚀
- FTC approves record $5B fine for Facebook.
- The Dow, the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq hit new records. 📈
- CannTrust (TRST) stock tumbles another 13% on speculation cannabis grower could lose its licence Shares have lost 46% in just five days.📉 (stay clear until the dust settles, many other MJ plays)
🎯 Stocks On Our Radar:
- Therma Bright Inc. (TSXV: THRM)
- City View Green Holdings Inc. (CSE: CVGR)
- Callitas Therapeutics (OTC: MPHMF)
- Wuhan General (OTC: WUHN)
- Portage Biotech (OTC: PTGEF)
- FlooidCX Corp (OTC: FLCX)
🏆 Quotes That Inspire Us:
- Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. – Thomas Carlyle
📖 Word Of The Week:
- Pervicacious adj. Stubborn, extremely willful, obstinate. “He became quite pervicacious in his old age.”
❔ Did You Know:
- The tongue of a blue whale weighs more than most elephants!🐋
- “Avocado” derives from a word meaning “testicle”.🥑
- On this day in history: July 14, 2019: Terrorist attack in Nice, France kills 85 and injures more than 300 people. The attack took place during Bastille Day Celebrations, when a 19-tonne truck was driven into the crowd. The attacker was eventually shot by the police.
📽 A Must Watch & Listen:
- Barry Ritholtz interviews Scott Kupor, managing partner at Andreessen Horowitz. (very good)
📚 Books We Are Reading:
- Trillion Dollar Coach: The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell – Eric Schmidt
- The Enlightened Capitalists: Cautionary Tales of Business Pioneers Who Tried to Do Well by Doing Good – James O’Toole
- The Surprising Science of Meetings: How You Can Lead Your Team to Peak Performance – Steven G. Rogelberg
🤣 One Liners:
A shot history of Medicine:
“Doctor, I have an earache.”
- 2000 B.C. – “Here, eat this root.”
- 1000 B.C. – “That root is heathen, say this prayer.”
- 1850 A.D. – “That prayer is superstition, drink this potion.”
- 1940 A.D. – “That potion is snake oil, swallow this pill.”
- 1985 A.D. – “That pill is ineffective, take this antibiotic.”
- 2000 A.D. – “That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root!”
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