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China Sells $100 Billion + of U.S. Treasury Bonds . . .and NOTHING Happened?

What happened to the Austrian Economics folk who predicted when China needed to sell US treasuries the dollar would collapse and the 4 Horseman of the Economic Apocalypse would ride again? News flash: in a $14 trillion market with about $20 trillion of demand from global buyers, selling a few hundred $billion of treasuries = […]

You Don’t Know SHIT About Coding and It’s Killing Your Career

If you stumble when someone asks you “So do you Code?” or if the term Code makes you think of someone dying in a hospital bed, this incredible article will begin to set your free. You can basically divide the world of business professionals into three camps: A) those who can Code and do (around 18 million […]

Is Mass Recycling Transforming Our Environment? Big Fat NO!

You feel pretty good about yourself when you separate the bottles, cans, paper, and food scraps from the rest of your garbage and place each item in the properly categorized and colored garbage bin. But is our trash recycling fetish really making an actual difference beyond those feelings of self-satisfaction? Are you reducing your “carbon […]

Draft Kings Manager Uses DK Data to Win $350,000 on Fan Duel!

So just when we figured out that just 1% of the players in Daily Fantasy Sports games (DFS for short) on Draft Kings and Fan Duel win 91% of the money (because they are using algorithmic trading data like high speed securities traders and entering  DK and FD “tournaments” hundreds and/or thousands of times) . . […]

‘Next Big Thing Report’ Highlights 45 million Addressable Market for Galmed’s (“GLMD”) AramcholTM Treatment of NASH Liver Disease

I hope you enjoy my recent interview with Josh Blacher, CFO of Galmed Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: “GLMD”). Our mission at is to find and report on transformational companies. Galmed’s drug Aramchol meets our criteria big time: Assuming launch in 2020, recent published equity research indicates up to $3 billion a year peak market sales for Aramchol […]

Why You Will LOSE Your Daily Fantasy Sports Game This Weekend and EVERY Weekend

If you are a televised sports fan, I don’t have to tell you that about half of the ads you’ve seen lately on ESPN or Fox Sports 1 etc have been for the two major “daily fantasy sports” or DFS league sponsors FanDuel and DraftKings. Their ads show you average Joes winning “Millionaire Maker” games of skill drafting […]

Next Big Thing Alert Consumer: The Cat Cafe Wave is Purring

At Next Big Thing Research . . . NBT Research for short . . .we are always on the lookout for exploding growth in new consumer categories. Cat cafe’s . . .  where you can enjoy your morning, lunch and evening coffee/tea/beverage and snack with dozens of shelter cats . . . started in the […]

In Case You Missed the Last 15 Years of The Daily Show . . .

. . . Here are NINE of the best episodes IMHO.    

MCW Energy Group: Update on America’s First Pollution Free Oil Sands Play

MCW Energy Group (MCWEF) is pioneering environmentally safe extraction of oil from the nearly 30 billion barrels of oil buried in the oil sands of Utah. Their initial plant in Vernal, Utah is now producing 100 barrels a day of high grade 32 API crude oil from their 80 million barrel oil sands reserves. Under […]

NBT Equities Research Update on MCW Energy Group (MCWEF) Operations & Plant Financing

My colleagues at our capital financing group NBT Capital Markets tell me that the new range for WTI oil prices…let’s call it $55-$65…has opened up significant interest in the structured capital markets for building MCW’s planned 5,000 barrel a day plant (two identical 2,500 bpd plants side by each) in Utah. Especially with longer term […]

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Different Services To Choose From When Having An Internet Connection

Whether you are a business or an individual, having a dependable Internet service provider is a fundamental piece of your day by day operations. There’s nothing more disappointing than managing a…

SEC Gunning For Private Equity?

Blackstone Group agreed to pay about $39 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges over some of the buyout-fund manager’s fee practices. It’s the agency’s second settlement with…

We Know Victoria’s Secret, What’s Vornado’s?

Yesterday, Vornado Realty (NYSE:VNO) announced that the company had completed a 16-year lease with Victoria’s Secret for a 63,780-square foot flagship store at its 640 Fifth Avenue property on…

A Transformational Pending Merger Turns First Security Group Into An Attractive SouthEast TCBI Clone

First Security Group (NASDAQ:FSGI) is a previously distressed, thinly researched, micro cap community bank that has shown operational improvement under new management. The bank agreed to be…

Universal Health Realty Downside Risks Material

Universal operates in a defensive industry. With a rapidly growing target market (75+ age), Medicare/Medicaid spending increasing, and a growing need for care, the industry backdrop is very…

Leucadia National Is An Excellent Value Investment

A diversified holding company like Leucadia National offers investors a rare opportunity to own many businesses under one roof. The businesses held under Leucadia had created tremendous amount of…

Orchid Island Capital: Get Up To Date On Dividends And Book Values

Dividends were sustained, which is not a surprise to me. Further assessment on prepayment expectations will be needed for the fourth quarter. Estimated book value was down materially but ORC may…

Wells Fargo Investors Get Another Bite At The Apple

The manic/depressive Mr. Market reacts to short-term events, often failing to check facts or logic, and with strong short-term inclinations. Many time, we find this has little to do with real,…

Skeena Resources, Gold Junior Buying Assets, Aggressively Drilling

Skeena Resources, Gold Junior Buying Assets, Aggressively Drilling by Peter Epstein | posted in: Gold, Interviews, Netolitzky, Skeena Resources | 0 Skeena Resources Limited (TSX.V: SKE) [“the…

Total Return In The Insurance Sector: Why Aflac Was An Inferior Investment Compared To Chubb And Ace

In a previous article, I’ve demonstrated the different contributors to the total return of an investment as it relates to three companies in the industrial gases sector. I explained that total…

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