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08-15-20  pillz

Berkshire Makes a Bet on Gold Market That Buffett Once Mocked

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-08-14/buffett-s-gold-averse-berkshire-jumps-into-a-big-bullion-miner?sref=4AsOqDNp

08-15-20  panasonic

Vic :-))) a f-ckin circus wow

08-15-20  victor

pana :-)))

“Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f--k things up,” one Democrat who spoke to the former president recalled him saying.

When lamenting his own diminishing relationship with the current Democratic electorate, particularly in Iowa, Obama reportedly told one 2020 candidate: “And you know who really doesn’t have it? Joe Biden.”

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/biden-obama-tensions-2020-primary

08-15-20  victor

pana

CARACAS/NUEVA YORK, 14 ago (Reuters) - Venezuela se quedaba el viernes con pocas opciones para obtener gasolina después que Estados Unidos incautó cuatro cargamentos iraníes en ruta hacia el país sudamericano, cuando hay nuevas protestas por la escasez de combustible.

El Departamento de Justicia de Estados Unidos dijo que había confiscado aproximadamente 1,1 millones de barriles de combustible de una flotilla de cuatro buques, que tenían como destino Venezuela. Hace un par de meses Teherán envió con éxito cinco tanqueros con combustible al país sudamericano.

08-15-20  ruspan

Majority of Americans have cried over money, study says
https://money.yahoo.com/cried-over-money-182455308.html


08-15-20  ruspan

Alex: Some headlines are good.
"Francisco Rodríguez: Trump compite con Maduro a ver quién jode más a los venezolanos"

08-15-20  Alex

https://dolartoday.com/



08-15-20  panasonic

Say hello to universal income

https://us.yahoo.com/money/coronavirus-stimulus-checks-trump-tweet-172756371.html

08-15-20  panasonic

Carib, you are not even loyal to one location...

Yiddish have a say for that "you have shpilkes"

translation “sitting on pins or needles”

:-)

08-15-20  panasonic

Vic, a nightmare :-(

08-15-20  victor

5k,

Avilio Troconiz 5h

EL ZULIA ESTÁ PARALIZADO. Sin gasolina no hay distribución de alimentos, comercio o producción. Sin gasolina nuestro personal de la salud debe exponerse a caminar kms para llegar a sus guardias. Hoy el 98% de las E/S están sin combustible, agudizando la emergencia en el estado.

Hechos de violencia como los ocurridos ayer en la E/S Lago Pista en Maracaibo dónde hay heridos y fallecidos, son producto de la anarquía y corrupción de cuerpos de seguridad, mafias impulsadas desde el propio régimen. Hasta a 3$ por litro hoy venden el combustible.

¿Cómo paga un productor o empleado cada litro a 3$? Lo que está viviendo nuestro estado es una EMERGENCIA. No hay cómo movilizarse ni siquiera a los hospitales para las emergencias médicas. Las E/S parecen estacionamientos, mientras el pueblo camina para resolver qué comer.

https://twitter.com/AvilioTroconiz

08-14-20  carib

Panas: I am no expert. I never leased a car. Owned many different brands.

08-14-20  panasonic

Carib, building a loyal customer base in cars is not easy,
"leasing" seems to be the cause, when contract is over most
people is willing to try a different brand, no sense of
ownership, just a long term "rental".

08-14-20  carib

Panas: the thing about Testa other competitors should copy.. is mainly the large tactile screen with a large google map and all the commands, operating by touch.
I do not use the self drive feature... so for me the rest is not "addictive".

08-14-20  Alex

GW idiot

NATO idiots


08-14-20  Alex

Iraq Libya

Should have left the armies rule
Without Saddam & Kadafi


08-14-20  carib

Amigo: is my statement incorrect?

08-14-20  Alex

I was 3 times in Venezuela


08-14-20  amigo-latino

_says a person who never set his foot in Venezuela..._

Carib, your postings have to be more "mature".

08-14-20  panasonic

5KB ... Guaido indeed has value bcz in such transitions the first question is "what/who comes next", having a face makes it much
easier...who was "next" in Iraq or Libya? those never had one.

08-14-20  panasonic

Carib, interesting view...my take is that once you get used to
apple IOS it becomes difficult for users to swicth to Andriod,
personally I am active in both platforms, most people prefer
to stick only to one.

Car users are not dependant on the operating systems...as you
posted on TSLA (as user).

08-14-20  panasonic

In China, fears of financial Iron Curtain as U.S. tensions rise

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-china-decoupling-analysis-idUSKCN2590NJ

08-14-20  carib

Panas (re Tesla)
I have a Tesla, and am quite happy with it (even if I miss a much longer range). But, just stay in my own example, now that I need to change the smaller electric sister car (a BMW) because it is over 5 years old, I would not buy a second Tesla, because they do not sell smaller cars. So, at least for me, it is no "cult" but just a matter of finding what is best on the car market for my requirements.

08-14-20  5000bath

i wonder i articles like this one have any influence in
Washington
"The entire foreign policy apparatus of the U.S. government moves into whack-a-mole mode."
"The Venezuela example is instructive for several thematic reasons. First it shows the limitations of unilateral sanctions campaigns with binary goals. Whether regime change in Tehran should be the virtuous windfall that brings Iran back to the negotiating table or whether current leaders will buckle under financial pressure, U.S. goals have become binary, and we have exhausted our financial tools to get there. In Venezuela a similar goal is less murky: Maduro out. I have heard several commentators recently identify regime change as impossible through sanctions. I'm a little more sanguine and won't exclude the possibility, but it probably takes more time than we have patience for."
my patience is also stressed.

https://thehill.com/opinion/international/511856-a-cautionary-tale-of-maximum-pressure

08-14-20  5000bath

thanks very much, vic and pilly.
Guaido seems to be very optimistic, i don't share that view.
imho the US sanctions are coming to a level of being useless.
anyway for one of the chavistas it's game over, hope the rest of the gang follows soon.
Venezuela: murió por coronavirus un importante jefe chavista
13 agosto 2020
Darío Vivas, jefe del Distrito Capital Caracas, falleció un mes después de dar positivo para Covid-19, informaron funcionarios del gobierno de Nicolás Maduro.

08-14-20  panasonic

Carib, apparently is not about car features, has more to do with
building a loyal base of customers...Apple style.

08-14-20  spal

$3 visible ... 3 month window

08-14-20  spal

FLL ... fairly easy lift ... $3 visible ...

====

Remote viewing (RV) is the practice of seeking impressions about a distant or unseen target, purportedly using extrasensory perception (ESP) or "sensing" with the mind.

A Schpal thing ...

08-14-20  spal

FLL - increased

08-14-20  spal

FLL on the move

08-14-20  carib

Panas: VW is finally showing up with a Golf-like electric vehicle with a long range and cheaper than Tesla.
Let us see if the car is good.

08-14-20  panasonic

for TSLA fans

Tesla bears are capitulating -- sort of.

Stock in the electric-vehicle company caught two upgrades from two bearish analysts over the past two days. The upgrades come after an epic rally in Tesla shares catalyzed by strong earnings and -- curiously -- a stock split announcement.

First, Morgan Stanley's Adam Jonas upgrades shares to the equivalent of Hold from Sell, raising his target price for the shares to $1,360 from $1,050. That was Thursday evening. Friday morning, Bank of America analyst John Murphy also raised his rating to Hold from Sell. Murphy's price target went to $1,750 from $800, up more than 100%.

Jonas believes Tesla's battery technology is more valuable than he previously gave the company credit for. "We express increased conviction in the ability for Tesla to unveil a suite of capabilities at its September 22 battery day," wrote Jonas in his upgrade report. "Tesla has been assembling assets/tech/people to put them in position to potentially unveil a vertically integrated battery supply business that reset the industry cost curve."

The battery day -- in short -- is a big deal. Jonas sees Tesla selling batteries some day to other EV makers.

Murphy, for his part, points out that a rising stock price makes it easier to raise money, which will help the company build up its manufacturing base. "Unfettered access to capital + momentum + execution = upgrade to Neutral," is how Murphy phrased it in his report.

The "stock is driven by growth afforded by valuation," he said. When money is cheap -- as it is today with record- low interest rates -- popular companies can invest for growth more easily.

Murphy's upgrade feels the more begrudging of the two. And despite his change in stance, he still took a shot at the company: "After 17 years, [Tesla] is only now reaching about 500,000 units of annual volume and just above break even/consistent profits/free cash flow, which is uninspiring progress."

Both upgrades come a little late to save Tesla bears or short sellers. Tesla stock rallied 102% over the past three months. Shares are up 287% year to date. The gains have pushed Tesla's market value above $300 billion, easily making it the most valuable car company on earth.

Tesla stock is up roughly 20% since the company announced a five-for-one stock split. That rally is surely salt in the wounds of bearish investors. Splits may or may not matter depending on investors' view of market efficiency, but the 20% gain is real money.

For Tesla bulls, the conversion of two prior bears might be reason to rejoice, but there are still a lot of analysts preaching caution. Now 13 out of 36 analysts rate Tesla shares the equivalent of Sell. The average Sell-rating ratio for a typical S&P 500 stock is about 7%. Analysts like to recommend shares. The average Buy-rating ratio for an S&P stock is about 53%. Only six of the 36 analysts, or 17%, rate Tesla shares Buy.

Stock valuation is one of the biggest hurdles for Tesla bears -- and Hold-rated analysts -- to overcome. Tesla, which is still growing rapidly, is valued at, very roughly, $800,000 per car delivered. That's more than 100 times the comparable valuation of Ford Motor(F) and General Motors (GM).

Expensive stocks are often the most controversial. But expensive stocks are often expensive for a reason. Investors, right now, believe in the future of EVs.

Tesla shares were up another 1.5% to about $1,645 in early trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 futures are down 0.3% and 0.1%, respectively.

Tesla stock's 52-week high is almost $1,800, but if shares close at $1,645, it would be a new closing high. Shares closed at $1,643 on July 20.


08-14-20  spal

FLL - toehold

08-14-20  carib

Panas: true.
It is impossible to accept lectures on free elections from people who do not believe in free elections, and countries that have no tradition of free elections.
The only dialogue possible in that case... is the military one.
Personally, I think it was a mistake not to give any chance to the negotiations for free elections in Veny. Free elections worked in Nicaragua in 1991 (I had a part in that story, personally) and they could work in Veny too.

Let us see if Saab loses his appeal and gets flown to Miami.

08-14-20  panasonic

Spal, thanks...yes this is kind of trades me like, going up
naturally with no fireworks, usually when speed is too fast
I make mistake of taking profits early....simple life :-)

08-14-20  spal

Well Panas so far CX appears to be climbing the wall of worry ... slow and steady ...

08-14-20  carib

In my opinion... Guaido' is a social-democrat hero... who had the misfortune of having to trust Trump, which was a mistake. But such was the hand he was given to play.
If you promise regime-change, and are unable to deliver... you lose relevance.

08-14-20  spal

NEW YORK—With investors highly bullish about the long-term prospects of the respiratory virus, market reports confirmed Friday the Dow Jones Industrial Average skyrocketed nearly 400 points after the novel coronavirus began trading on the New York Stock Exchange. “Following its initial public offering, this coronavirus has become the hot new thing on Wall Street, and you can bet everyone will be getting a piece of it soon if they haven’t already,” said Darya Abbas, an analyst at Zacks Investment Research, observing that the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is listed under the ticker symbol COV, traded at incredibly high volumes throughout the day. “This is an unusually strong stock, and we are predicting it will see at least six months of straight gains, probably more. Not since the original SARS in 2003 have we seen an airborne pathogen with such massive growth potential.” At press time, the coronavirus was reportedly in talks to take part in a major merger with Johnson & Johnson.

08-14-20  panasonic

Carib, indeed ... no personal attack when saying same person
against a USA attack also mocks free and fair elections as
a solution, so I share your view, there is no ad hominem attack
in your post, you just pointed out a simple fact.

Guaido may or may not be relevant "after" narcos are kicked out,
but would be naive to believe a cartel will accept democratic
solutions...but no problem to do nego tables for next 100 years.

08-14-20  ruspan

Carib: "Ruspan: the only possible way to find the truth would be to have a free and fair election in Venezuela, which is precisely the object of the conflict."
Free and fair elections in Ukraine have not prevented a bloody US sponsored coup there, Carib.
So I guess the situation is not that simple.

08-14-20  ruspan

Carib:"Meanwhile, it would be nice if regime change was about to happen in Bielorussia."
It could be either Bierorussia or US :-)
Or both.

08-14-20  carib

What is the russian reaction to the UAE step towards Israel?
(real question)
Iran and Turkey took one side, Egypt the opposite, apparently.

08-14-20  carib

Meanwhile, it would be nice if regime change was about to happen in Bielorussia.

08-14-20  carib

PS: no attack on character, just pointing out local venezolanos colores are better placed to report on local moods rather than someone who has not even be there once in his lifetime.

08-14-20  carib

Ruspan: the only possible way to find the truth would be to have a free and fair election in Venezuela, which is precisely the object of the conflict.
The rest is propaganda... and geo-politics.

08-14-20  ruspan

Ad hominem (Latin for 'to the person'), short for argumentum ad hominem, is a term that refers to several types of arguments, most of which are fallacious. Typically this term refers to a rhetorical strategy where the speaker attacks the character, motive, or some other attribute of the person making an argument rather than attacking the substance of the argument itself. This avoids genuine debate by creating a diversion to some irrelevant but often highly charged issue.

08-14-20  carib

...says a person who never set his foot in Venezuela...

08-14-20  amigo-latino

_Guaido is a hero._

For whom?
For fake news spreading and fake US journalists.

Apparently, not for Vene people.


Where is Guaido hiding ?

08-14-20  pillz

Ship owners sailing four Iranian fuel cargoes to U.S. for seizure: sources

LONDON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Four ships containing Iranian fuel cargoes covered by a U.S. warrant for seizure are sailing to the United States after talks between the U.S. government and the vessel owners, a U.S. government source and a shipping source said on Thursday.

U.S. prosecutors filed a lawsuit in July to seize the gasoline aboard the four tankers that Iran was trying to ship to Venezuela. The lawsuit was the latest move in efforts by the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to increase economic pressure on Iran and Venezuela.

Iranian action against another ship on Wednesday was in retaliation against the Greek owner of some of the vessels carrying the Iranian cargoes to the United States, the government source and two shipping sources said.

The United States military on Wednesday said that Iranian forces had boarded a civilian vessel in international waters in the Gulf.

08-14-20  savo

Guaido is a hero... but he has no relevance whatsoever in Veni any more... having been abandoned by Trump...

Veni´s only hope is a new US administration with a different policy.

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