Coronavirus Update

We are now approaching +10,000 infected globally, which surpassed that of the SARS epidemic over a year long period (2002-2003). There are now a reported +213 dead, which is another +25% jump. There are now thought to be 100 confirmed cases of infection outside mainland China in at least 18 countries. Reuters reported that China’s Shandong […]

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Old Tractors Getting New Lives

Tractors manufactured in the late 1970s and 1980s are some of the hottest items in farm auctions across the Midwest these days and it’s not because they’re antiques. Other than the software on modern equipment, tractors from that era aren’t that different from those produced in the 2000s, but that software is creating repair headwinds […]

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Personal Rice Comments from Andy Daniels

Please remember this in NOT a solicitation to buy, sell or trade any commodity. This is simply Andy’s personal opinion about the current market conditions. There is considerable risk in trading and you should always consult with your individual licensed broker.  A few observations from the USDA Numbers on Jan 12th: Yield was raised slightly, […]

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Tesla Reports Second Profitable Quarter in a Row, Promises Record Production

Tesla’s stock surged as much as +13% in extended trading yesterday after the company reported strong fourth-quarter results that beat analysts’ estimates. Tesla said it expects positive cash flow and net income going forward. Vehicle deliveries should also “comfortably exceed 500,000 units,” in 2020. The company also said it planned to allocate the same amount […]

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Remembering the Victims of the Challenger Disaster

The Challenger’s launch on January 28, 1986, was supposed to be a celebratory event for NASA. Notable for sending the first civilian into space, high school teacher Christa McAuliffe, the Challenger would take its crew of seven into orbit around the Earth. NASA prepared a special stream for students across the nation to watch the shuttle […]

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Pay Attention to Disney, Starbucks, McDonald’s and These Other Stocks with Big Footprint in China

Disney, McDonald’s, Starbucks and other U.S. companies with significant exposure in China are suspending operations as they respond to the outbreak of the coronavirus.Starbucks said it has closed all shops and suspended delivery services in China’s Hubei province, where Wuhan is located. Credit Suisse recently singled out brands Estee Lauder and Nike, which both generate […]

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