Welcome to the 30th 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:
- The three big races that were still too close to call have been settled, and Democrats lost all of them. 🥈
- The risk of a chaotic UK exit from the European Union is increasing as the March 2019 deadline nears. 📅
- Michael Bloomberg says he will decide by February whether he is running for president in 2020. (there are now 4 billionaires possibly entering the 2020 race)
- Russia escalates tensions and seizes Ukrainian naval ships. 🚢
- Migrant Caravan crosses into US and gets hit with tear gas. This is not going to end well at all. ❌
- Oil prices continue to slide bigtime. Good or bad for US? 🛢
- Climate change will cost economy hundreds of billions of dollars, government says. 🌥
- Bank of Canada to start buying mortgage bonds as real estate is showing signs of trouble. 🏘 📉
- How the Blockchain will impact the financial sector. 💰
- Hockney painting sets record for most expensive work by living artist: Sells for $90.3 million. 🖼
- Why everybody can and should learn quantum mechanics. Love this read. 🔬
- Former President Obama surprising wife Michelle with flowers during a stop on her book tour in Washington D.C. Spotted. 👫
- Northern Californians are bracing for heavy rain that will help the firefighting efforts. Read more. 🚒
- What drives Israel‘s startup success? 🥇
- Procter & Gamble is launching a Tide “eco-box”, designed with online deliveries in mind. The new product uses significantly less plastic than a traditional bottle. 👍
- Researchers fly the first atmospheric aircraft with no moving parts, using space-proven ionic thrust technology. ✈
- How is crypto mining getting people out of ICE detention centres? Find out.
MEDICINE & SCIENCE
- Does cutting carbs really help keep weight off? The big new diet study, explained. 🤸♂️🤸♀️
- The FDA has proposed a complete ban on menthol cigarettes and restrictions on flavored e-cigarettes. The goal is to stop smoking among young people. 🚭
- Pain, allergic reactions and high blood pressure can all benefit from one thing: falling in love, according to research. 💕
- Doctors graduating and going straight into the startup world. 👩⚕️👨⚕️
- Cannabis for menstrual cramps, and hope in treating opioid addiction. 🌿
- Hemp will be a Top 10 Product in 2019, Whole Foods predicts. (We agree) 🌿
- Believing without evidence is morally wrong. Opinion, or technical reality.
- An American man has been killed by an endangered tribe in India’s Andaman and Nicobar islands. Read more. 🏹
- FC Barcelona become the first pro sports team to average $13M salary. 🤑⚽
- The Rockets are parting ways with Carmelo Anthony after he played just ten games for the team, but he won’t rejoin the team. 🏀
- Jacob deGrom and Blake Snell were awarded the coveted Cy Young Award for the best pitchers in the American and National leagues. ⚾
📈 Noteworthy Stocks & Assets:
- Bridgewater founder is worried about markets – but bullish on China. Read Ray Dalio’s input.
- Surveying the damage in stocks. 🔎
- Levi Strauss plans IPO that values company at up to $5 billion, sources say. This will be a very good performer! 📈 👖
- Goldman slashes Apple price forecast, sees stock going nowhere for a year.
- Bitcoin down 40% in last two weeks. 📉
💬 Quotes That Inspire Us:
- “Problems are not stop signs; they are guidelines.” – Robert H. Schuller
- “A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” — David Brinkley
🔠 Word Of The Week:
- Trademark – Noun (also used as a Verb): The noun trademark refers to an officially registered name, symbol or logo used to represent a product or firm. Trademark can also be used as a verb.
*Wuhan ($WUHN) has trademarked the brand Dr. AnnaRx™.
❔ Did You Know:
- Fact: Only one McDonald’s in the world has turquoise arches. Sedona, Az thought yellow clashed with the natural red rock.
- On this day in history: Yesterday, November 26, 1789 – 1st national Thanksgiving in America. 🦃
👓 A Must Watch & Listen:
📚 Books We Are Reading:
By Lisa Halliday
A young book editor embarks on a relationship with an older, prize-winning novelist in Manhattan. This bold, innovative collision of form, tone, and style ingeniously juxtaposes dreamworld alongside harsh reality.
- Educated: A Memoir
By Tara Westover
In this searing, vividly told memoir, Westover writes of growing up in a survivalist, religious fundamentalist family in the isolated Idaho mountains. Hers is an intense story of how she went from being birthed and schooled at home to earning her PhD from Cambridge University.
- Reagan: An American Journey
By Bob Spitz
This massive, spectacular biography isn’t just for Republicans or Reagan fans. Its novelistic approach is backed up with deep scholarship and original research, and its prose is by turns colorful and gripping.
👌 Feel Good Tuesday:
🐦 Eye-Catching Tweet:
- @ChaseMit: Thanksgiving and Christmas should be six months apart. Absurd to see those people again so soon. Insane. 🤣
Our very best wishes for a very fruitful upcoming week! 🍀
The IBR Team: Dr. Anna, Jeff and David