Traded clusters – Top Clusters http://topclusters.org/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 06:07:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://topclusters.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-5-100x100.png Traded clusters – Top Clusters http://topclusters.org/ 32 32 Clever to head towards 18400 or fall to retest 18000? 7 things to know before the stock market opens https://topclusters.org/clever-to-head-towards-18400-or-fall-to-retest-18000-7-things-to-know-before-the-stock-market-opens/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:15:35 +0000 https://topclusters.org/clever-to-head-towards-18400-or-fall-to-retest-18000-7-things-to-know-before-the-stock-market-opens/ Indian benchmarks are expected to open in the green, with SGX Nifty trends hinting at a positive open for domestic equities. Nifty futures on the Singapore Stock Exchange traded up 40 points to 18,245. In the previous session, BSE Sensex lost 519 points to 61,145, while NSE Nifty 50 slipped 148 points to 18 160. […]]]>

Indian benchmarks are expected to open in the green, with SGX Nifty trends hinting at a positive open for domestic equities. Nifty futures on the Singapore Stock Exchange traded up 40 points to 18,245. In the previous session, BSE Sensex lost 519 points to 61,145, while NSE Nifty 50 slipped 148 points to 18 160. “Participants should view the decline as normal profit taking after the recent surge and we expect the 17950-18050 area to act as immediate support in Nifty. , the resilience of the banking space plays a critical role in limiting the damage so far. We recommend continuing with an equity-specific trading approach and maintaining positions on both sides,” said Ajit Mishra, Vice- President – Technical Research, Religare Broking.

What to know before the stock market opens

Global market watch: Global indices were mixed, with Asia-Pacific stocks mixed today, while US stocks fell overnight in a volatile session to start a short week of trading due to the Thanksgiving holiday. . In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 climbed 0.75%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index gained 0.45% and South Korea’s Kospi fell 0.22%. In the United States, the S&P 500 lost 0.39%, the Nasdaq fell 1.09% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.13%.

Also Read: Share Market LIVE: Nifty, Sensex Expected to Open Green; Kaynes Technology Stock Quote Today

Clever technical view: “A long negative candle has formed on the daily chart indicating an ongoing downward correction in the market. Last month’s immediate support (10-day EMA) was broken lower at the 18250 levels and Nifty closed lower.The market is now sliding towards the next major cluster support around 18100-18000 (previous upward gap from Nov 11, 20-day EMA and previous highs depending on polarity change). be a crucial support for the market, and a rebound higher from the lower levels can be expected,” said Nagaraj Shetti, Technical Research Analyst, HDFC Securities.

Levels to watch: “We expect 18250 to act as a key resistance area for the market and if the Nifty index slips below it could retest 18050-18000. On the other hand, above 18250 the index could rise to 18400-18450 Contra traders can take bets near 18,000 with a strict support stop loss of 17,950,” said Shrikant Chouhan, Head of Equity Research (Retail), Kotak Securities Ltd.

Bank Nifty outlook: “The Bank Nifty Index continued to witness a tussle between the bulls and bears and the index has formed a Doji candle on the daily chart. Low support for the index stands at 42000 where the higher open interest is built on the side of the put option which will act as a line of defense for the bulls.The bears form a grip around the 42,500-42,600 area and if crossed at the upside, this will cause a sharp short cover move towards the 43,500-44,000 levels,” said Kunal Shah, senior technical analyst at LKP Securities.

IPO monitoring: Kaynes Technology shares will make their trading debut on Tuesday. Shares of the electronics manufacturing company are expected to perform exceptionally well despite recent stock market volatility and consolidation. The number of subscriptions for the IPO, the government’s increased focus on the defense sector, a healthy order book with good revenue visibility and a solid customer base point to a premium listing . The listing premium is expected to be in the range of 35-40% over the issue price of 587 rupees per share, analysts said.

FII and DII data: Foreign Institutional Investors (FII) sold shares net worth Rs 1,593.83 crore, while Domestic Institutional Investors (DII) bought shares net worth Rs 1,262.91 crore. rupees on November 21, according to provisional data available on the NSE.

Also Read: Nykaa, NDTV, Kaynes Technology, Reliance, Lupin, Bharti Airtel, Power Finance Corp, Delhivery stock in focus

Stocks under F&O ban on NSE: Escorts, Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers and Chemicals, Indiabulls Housing Finance, Punjab National Bank and Sun TV Network are the five stocks on the NSE F&O ban list for November 22. Securities so prohibited in the F&O segment include companies whose derivative contracts have breached 95% of the market-wide position limit.

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Twitter is not Tesla – My takeaways from the past three weeks https://topclusters.org/twitter-is-not-tesla-my-takeaways-from-the-past-three-weeks/ Fri, 18 Nov 2022 13:44:48 +0000 https://topclusters.org/twitter-is-not-tesla-my-takeaways-from-the-past-three-weeks/ Before starting this article, I went back and forth with what I wanted to use as a subtitle. Ultimately, “My Takeaways from the Last Three Weeks” highlighted the inability to cover these companies due to the speed with which news has been spreading lately. And the truth is, I used to write frequently, but I […]]]>

Before starting this article, I went back and forth with what I wanted to use as a subtitle. Ultimately, “My Takeaways from the Last Three Weeks” highlighted the inability to cover these companies due to the speed with which news has been spreading lately. And the truth is, I used to write frequently, but I was kind of in a loop where I kept starting an article, but before I could finish it, something new happened and my article makes it sound like super old news.

Heck, before I sat down to write this, I was brushing my teeth for bed and thinking about how I should write an article exploring why Twitter isn’t Tesla in the next few days. However, as I walked to my bed, I realized that if I don’t write this now, it probably won’t make sense to write in a day or two. So here I am, at 2:00 a.m., editing an article because I think the key that Musk is missing that Tesla investors aren’t thinking about is…

Twitter is not Tesla

Elon Musk’s biggest problem with Twitter isn’t blue tick verification. It’s not the loss of advertisers. It’s not even the apparent massive resignation of staff that may be happening as I type this, causing the #riptwitter trend. It’s that Elon Musk is trying to make Twitter work the way he runs Tesla. And they are not the same. At all.

It’s worth checking out this article on how Tesla applied “agile software development” to automotive manufacturing – even though it’s now four years old, it’s still relevant! Tesla has created a culture designed to empower its employees to identify the most impactful problems they can solve, solve those problems, and then naturally be rewarded for their work. This creates a feedback loop of employees who feel valued, who have a direct impact and influence on the products Tesla creates, and who are rewarded with actions that their work can directly impact.

That’s why I think Tesla stays far ahead of all other automakers and will be successful in other categories like utility energy storage, mining, insurance, etc. In all the different companies I have worked with, I have never seen another company that has done such an amazing job creating a culture like this.

And, frankly, Twitter doesn’t have that culture. Twitter has been losing money for ages. When Musk began the first round of layoffs, Jack Dorsey, the former CEO and co-founder of Twitter, said:

Twitter was too big and got to that size largely because of a flawed business plan that focused more on share price growth than growing a sustainable business model. Musk arrived and thought the company would immediately adapt to the agile method, and faced a massive setback.

I have known a number of people who work or have worked at Tesla in the past. They told me the pace is relentless, but they love it. They feel they have a direct impact on slowing climate change, and that drives them. Each of them knew it would be a crazy adventure.

And let me say here: if anything, the chaos on Twitter proves to me why I think the legacy auto is so far behind. Legacy automotive lacks the agile way of product development, and Musk has visibly demonstrated the turmoil that can occur when changing a company without that mindset to one that has it.

It takes a special type of person to work in an agile environment, and most people don’t stay their entire career. The people I spoke to who worked at Tesla ate, drank, and slept Tesla while there. And they loved it. But the majority of them wanted to slow down at some point – perhaps to start a family, or to travel, or simply because they felt exhausted.

From the way it’s been described to me, the way Tesla works is like you’re creating a new startup every day to solve the biggest problem you see at that moment. And, as someone who has been part of several startups, this time can be invigorating! In the most recent startup I was involved with, I had worked 70 days straight for 12-14 hours a day. If the crunch had lasted much longer, I don’t know if I could have continued doing it. Many Tesla employees choose this type of crisis for months or years.

Twitter probably doesn’t have many employees treating it like a startup. As an established company, you must be punctual and do your best for your service. You report to your manager and if you see a problem in another department, you shut up since it’s not your job. To be clear, this is an absolutely perfect setup for established companies – the majority of large companies work with this type of structure in place – but it’s not the structure I would expect Musk operates. And, since Twitter is not a profitable business, this structure does not easily solve this problem.

So Musk comes along and immediately tries to apply Tesla’s culture to Twitter, but encounters the following problems:

First, employees do not feel valued. Over the past three weeks, employees have suddenly been told to come back in person, told they have to work “hard” hours, and if they don’t declare their intention to stay, they will be fired. While I’m sure this was done to help drive less valuable employees out of the company, in practice it made no employee feel valued. It’s a huge problem.

Second, employees do not understand the changes that are being implemented. Even though Musk has a clear vision of what he wants to do – and I believe he does – he hasn’t spelled it out in a way that everyone can understand. It seems like there was a lot of pushback against the idea of ​​Twitter’s $8 for Blue, but Musk went ahead with it anyway. If I were an employee who had legitimate concerns about the verification system and did not know how to share my concerns, I would once again feel completely devalued and useless.

Finally, what is the reward? There might still be something I’m missing, but as far as I know, it’s just your usual salary as an employee.

Again, I will mention that while this is an absolute cluster on Twitter, it shows the insane difficulty and pain of implementing agile in an established business. And to be frank, it sure looks like Musk put all of Twitter at risk by making this change so quickly. I think ultimately it’s a lose-lose situation. If you implement it too quickly, you could destroy the business, but if you implement it too slowly, you could lose a ton of money. Neither situation is great, and if Twitter were a publicly traded company, I would expect its stock price to be completely destroyed right now. But it would also be destroyed if they continued to lose a ton of money.

Now imagine you’re a legacy automaker, trying to change so you can make changes as quickly as Tesla. Both options leave you with your stock price destroyed, and both options put you at risk of putting the company out of business. Rather, it’s a lesson in the special unicorn of a company like Tesla to be able to create and continue that kind of culture.

Can Twitter be saved?

I can’t claim to have run a company like Twitter before, but I’ve worked extensively with companies of all sizes. If I had to talk to Musk, here’s what I would suggest doing for Twitter:

First, apologize. Seriously. Everyone — employees, users, everyone. Tell everyone that you understand their concerns, that you haven’t been clear about what you’re trying to do, and that you hope people can give you and others in the business the benefit. doubt when you start moving forward. Highlight a few things that you hope people can already notice – for my part, I have noticed that the amount of bot spam has gone down by an incredible amount – but acknowledge that this hasn’t been enough to create trust in the overall plan.

Second, set goals for Twitter. Call it Twitter’s master plan. There has been a lot of talk about advertisers leaving the platform, but I understand. In fact, I’m currently working with a person who oversaw millions of dollars in social media advertising, and when Musk took over, that money was taken out. Not because of any dislike for Musk, but because the plan for Twitter is extremely unclear. On top of that, Musk’s retweet of that crazy Paul Pelosi conspiracy theory only drove that point home. Clearly apologize for this tweet and use it as an example of how the plan you want to implement isn’t in place yet, because it wouldn’t have been done the same way. Otherwise, advertisers fear being associated with crazy ideas, users think it’s the Wild West where they can say anything, and employees fear working for someone like Alex Jones using their platform. -thoughtlessly forms and actually harms people.

This is not enough:

Finally, create space for an open conversation with people on Twitter about how you’re going to move the business forward, ask for and listen to their ideas, and create a reward structure for those with the best ideas. At the same time, determine what the goal is: is it profitability, user growth, paid verification, or creating an open and trusted place for verifiable information? If it’s the latter, recognize that Twitter may have to operate at a loss for some time before profitability arrives, as trust will need to be established first.

It’s hard to believe Twitter will hold on to what works when we don’t know what the goal is for determining if something “worked.”

Conclusion

Twitter is not Tesla. Tesla has a unique culture. This unique culture will continue to serve Tesla in tremendous ways. The commotion on Twitter shows how difficult change can be.

And that’s all. I promise I’ll get back to some writing about Tesla and other clean tech soon – I know, I’ve said this before, but I mean it! The Tesla Semi is about to start deliveries, and seeing as my first article here was on the Tesla Semi, I think it would be important to review it to see if I still think it’s as important as I think it is. did at the time. Spoiler: yes!


 


 


 

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Angel City Jazz Fest shows what LA has to offer https://topclusters.org/angel-city-jazz-fest-shows-what-la-has-to-offer/ Tue, 15 Nov 2022 20:32:30 +0000 https://topclusters.org/angel-city-jazz-fest-shows-what-la-has-to-offer/ By Gary FukushimaINovember 15, 2022 Luciana Souza performs with Vince Mendoza’s Big Band Storytellers at the Angel City Jazz Festival on October 21. (Photo: Courtesy of Angel City Jazz Festival) Luciana Souza looked at the large crowd that filled the amphitheater, waved at the big band behind her, and proclaimed, “You’ll never see that band […]]]>

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Luciana Souza performs with Vince Mendoza’s Big Band Storytellers at the Angel City Jazz Festival on October 21.

(Photo: Courtesy of Angel City Jazz Festival)

Luciana Souza looked at the large crowd that filled the amphitheater, waved at the big band behind her, and proclaimed, “You’ll never see that band on the same stage again.”

She may be right, but no one had ever seen this group before that night either, making it a singularly historic event for those gathered at the Ford, a 1,200-seat open-air venue built on the same hill as his tallest, most famous. brother, the Hollywood Bowl.

Souza, one of the most celebrated Brazilian singers in recent memory, was backed by a jazz ensemble led by composer-arranger (and five-time Grammy winner) Vince Mendoza, filled with a who’s who of local luminaries jazz: trumpeter Wayne Bergeron, saxophonist Bob Sheppard, guitarist Larry Koonse, bassist Darek Oles, percussionist Alex Acuna and drummer Peter Erskine, to name a few. Perhaps all of the aforementioned elements are not as well known to the rest of the country and the world, but they are rightly revered by colleagues, students and fans in the City of Angels, where almost the entire group resides, including Souza and Mendoza. Despite all the grandeur and pomp of the gala concert, it still felt like a family affair, a kind of reunion. An opportunity for everyone to recognize that their home team is also a star team.

It was the opening night of the Angel City Jazz Festival (October 21-November 5), the annual fall three-week saturation of innovative jazz music throughout Los Angeles. And the details of the evening revealed a significant shift in how the festival has altered its vision in the 12 years since its inaugural season in 2010. “When we started,” said Rocco Somazzi, the founder and producer of the ACJF, “We wanted to do all the artists from out of town, because we thought the city needed more exposure to that kind of music. But gradually we realized that there were many great artists who already lived here or had recently moved here, and now we also want to show people the best LA has to offer.

Much of the music that night came from Souza’s 2020 collaboration with Mendoza, Storytellers (Sunnyside), recorded in Germany with the WDR Big Band Cologne. Mendoza was able to complement Souza’s warm, clear vocals with equally inviting and compelling arrangements, often incorporating his vocals as part of the full ensemble. The closer encore, “Choro #3”, featured Acuna with a brilliant solo intro on a myriad of percussion instruments, and showcased Souza’s patented ability to sing endless meandering unison lines with the guitar, also doubled by the woodwind section, saving for the end the most intricate and intricate piece of the evening.

And it was just the first of what was to be 13 different shows across eight nights of music over three weekends in October and November. This writer did his best to see as many as he could, eventually hitting six nights and nine of 13 sets. The following is a brief diary of the experiment.

The World Stage, Leimert Park’s community jazz space founded in 1989 by drummer Billy Higgins, was packed with people clamoring for a rare chance to see free-jazz icon David Murray. The saxophonist unleashed a relentless cavalcade of sonic, joyful fury, punctuated by techniques extended to the treble and bass extremes of the horn. He drifted easily in and out of double time, jamming and obscuring the beat with the help of bassist Roberto Miranda and drummer Malachi Whitson. The coup de grace was a final cadenza, a dizzying deployment of rapid multi-phonics that seemed to make the piece vibrate.

The following weekend began early on a Friday night, where drummer Jonathan Pinson fronted his outsized band, Boom Clap, at the popular Friday Jazz Concert Series at the Los Angeles County of Modern Art. Pinson is not shy – he is rather full of roar, as he attacked the drums with a fervor that drew loud cheers from what appeared to be more than a thousand people present around the outside stage. All of Pinson’s fellow musicians were extremely talented, younger and hipper, and all the songs had a groove, perhaps at times venturing into sweetness, but like cognac as opposed to cheese. Certainly a crowd pleaser.

Another full house filled the basement auditorium of the Barnsdall Gallery in Hollywood, the site of the first-ever Angel City Jazz Festival. Tenor saxophonist Daniel Rotem led his own group of LA jazz veterans: bassist Darek Oles (also seen at Ford), drummer Joe La Barbera and pianist Billy Childs. They played selections from Rotem’s recent album of works reimagined by John Coltrane. Rotem has managed to capture the spirit and intent of the jazz giant, while transforming these sacred compositions into new creations that also reflect Rotem’s thoughtful and eloquent spirit.

Ben Wendel, the night’s second act, has made a name for himself since moving from Los Angeles to New York in 2010, but it’s been a while since he performed in Los Angeles “C’ is a bit nostalgic to be back here”. announced the tenor saxophonist from the stage. He and singer Michael Mayo (also a former Angeleno) exchanged improvised phrases for a while before Wendel launched into his own solo, his gigantic sound generating visceral energy and controlled chaos. Pianist Fabian Almazan contributed a rumbling free piano solo, enhanced by running the sound through effects controlled by his left foot on an expression pedal. Bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Nate Wood also lived in Los Angeles, and the latter was featured near the end, using electronic music concepts of layering various patterns in an organized yet dramatic way. Before their final track, Ben thanked Somazzi. “There’s always a scene-setting person in a city,” he said, “and Rocco is that person.”

The third and final weekend of the festival kicked off in downtown Los Angeles at Colburn School’s Thayer Hall. Los Angeles-based alto saxophonist Nicole McCabe has brought in her sextet to perform her series of pieces dedicated to various female mentors who have guided her life and career. His clever horn writing alternated between strong unison lines and dense harmonies, the tension in the chords never obscuring melody or intent. There was plenty of room for her bandmates to explore individually, but it was the bandleader herself who led the way with two strategically well-timed solos that demonstrated a dizzying array of virtuosity and creativity, finding new things to say about the alto saxophone.

McCabe was followed by pianist Myra Melford, who brought her entire quintet to Los Angeles to perform music from their new album, For the love of fire and water (Thug Art). The pianist jumped in with a cautious, growling introduction; its precise atonal figurations seemed to dance off the piano. Cellist Tomeka Reid joined in with a soulful bowed cello response, followed by sensitive percussive elements from drummer Lesley Mok. Ingrid Laubrock’s tenor saxophone added to the collective intensity, and guitarist Mary Halvorson completed the fifth layer of sound with looping gasps and a simultaneous moan with Reid’s cello. And all of that was just the introduction to the first track, but a harbinger of what was to come, with the five women working in telepathic unity to swirl their collective ideas around the stage and around the room, reaching a higher echelon of free jazz not often reached by most.

The festival’s closing party at the Echo Park 2220 Arts + Archives club paired two other young and up-and-coming saxophonists, but other than that, they couldn’t have been more divergent. Devin Daniels led a modern hard-bop quintet representative of the emerging youth movement in Los Angeles jazz. Daniels’ alto tone was big and open with a slight growl, both inviting and menacing as he quickly sliced ​​through all the difficult material with razor sharp precision.

After intermission, 22-year-old Zoh Amba took the stage, a gentle and seemingly innocuous presence. The surprise came when she put her horn in her mouth. A strident lament emanated from her tenor, as if screaming in anguish before the ordeal he was about to endure from Amba’s powerful and vicious sonic attacks, aided by the guitarist’s distorted and rambling shredding. Wendy Eisenburg. Bassist Mark Dresser was also a willing accomplice, providing additional terror with his innovative bow and pinch technique and effects pedals. You could feel the audience heaving a sigh of relief, clapping appreciatively when it was over, no doubt happy to still be alive. Ultimately, this is the feel-good moment of any Hollywood horror movie.

There were plenty of other feel-good things throughout the festival, especially the opportunity to see and hear the multiple streams of style, region and generation mix and mingle. And with all the events at or near capacity, it’s a really good feeling to know that there’s an audience in LA for the diverse types of jazz on display, bound together by a commitment to artistry and authenticity. . comics


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Bitcoin and Ethereum Price Prediction – Altcoins Continue to Bleed as BTC and ETH Fall https://topclusters.org/bitcoin-and-ethereum-price-prediction-altcoins-continue-to-bleed-as-btc-and-eth-fall/ Sat, 12 Nov 2022 14:28:13 +0000 https://topclusters.org/bitcoin-and-ethereum-price-prediction-altcoins-continue-to-bleed-as-btc-and-eth-fall/ Posted 7 hours ago Bitcoin, Ethereum price prediction: BTC and ETH price exchanges in red keep the crypto market on edge. Some major cryptocurrencies continue to see losses close to their 2022 lows. The global crypto market fell to 847.10 billion as of 8:53 a.m. EST Saturday, a loss of 3.41% since yesterday. Additionally, the […]]]>

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Bitcoin, Ethereum price prediction: BTC and ETH price exchanges in red keep the crypto market on edge. Some major cryptocurrencies continue to see losses close to their 2022 lows. The global crypto market fell to 847.10 billion as of 8:53 a.m. EST Saturday, a loss of 3.41% since yesterday.

Additionally, the total crypto market volume in the past 24 hours fell 26.35% to $85.02 billion. Currently, the total DeFi volume stands at $4.65 billion, which represents 4.52% of the total 24-hour crypto market volume.

Main winners and losers

cryptocurrency price heatmapSource – Coin360

The highest gainers among the top 100 cryptocurrencies are GMX at $39.20 with an increase of 12.44% in the last 24 hours; Meanwhile, Chain (XCN) is trading at $0.0504 with a rise of 4.76%. Alternatively, Solana and Cronos are the biggest losers, with SOL price falling 15.96% to seek $15.17 and CRO price falling 15.50% to settle at $0.07882.

bitcoin price

BTCSource – Coinmarketcap

On November 9, Bitcoin price gave a more momentum breakdown from the multi-year support at $18,400-$18,250. The loss of this support undermines the hopes of coin holders that BTC may have bottomed around the $18,500 mark.

Thus, this breakdown should replenish the trapped bearish momentum and the price should continue its downward spiral. At present, the coin price is trading at $16,845, with an intraday loss of $1.33.

However, the price is currently in a retesting phase and continues to oscillate between $18,250 and $16,000.

TradingView ChartSource – Tradingview

The daily slope of the RSI surged from the oversold region indicates that the recent recovery is a temporary pullback to support the price for longer.

Ether price

ETHSource – Coinmarketcap

The Ethereum price is moving quite positively against the Bitcoin rally. Amid the recent rally, the altcoin managed to reclaim the breached support of $1250. Lower price rejection candles trying to hold above the $1250 support bar indicate that the buyers are aggressively defending this level.

The altcoin is currently trading at $1260 with an intraday loss of 2.41%. However, this development should increase the relief rally to reach the psychological mark of $1400. However, this barrier is accompanied by a group of EMAs (20, 50 and 100) offering resistance to the upside growth.

Ethereum Price PredictionSource-Tradingview

Thus, the Ethereum price is more likely to retrace from the $1400 mark and resume the previous downtrend, aiming for the $1000 mark.

For the last 5 years, I have been working in journalism. I have been following Blockchain & Cryptocurrency for 3 years. I’ve written on a variety of different topics including fashion, beauty, entertainment, and finance. contact me at brian(at)coingape.com

The content presented may include the personal opinion of the author and is subject to market conditions. Do your market research before investing in cryptocurrencies. The author or publication assumes no responsibility for your personal financial loss.

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US Earnings Season: Margin Squeeze https://topclusters.org/us-earnings-season-margin-squeeze/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 05:37:57 +0000 https://topclusters.org/us-earnings-season-margin-squeeze/ When are revenue results released? Earnings or reporting season usually begins about a fortnight after the end of the quarter and lasts about six weeks. Most companies publish their results quarterly – starting in January, April, July and October. For example, the third quarter, third quarter, or September quarter earnings season is currently underway, with […]]]>

When are revenue results released?

  • Earnings or reporting season usually begins about a fortnight after the end of the quarter and lasts about six weeks. Most companies publish their results quarterly – starting in January, April, July and October. For example, the third quarter, third quarter, or September quarter earnings season is currently underway, with the earnings season starting in mid-October and ending in November. But some companies — especially U.S. retailers — often have fiscal quarters that are a month later, with the December quarter ending on January 31.
  • Companies have up to 45 days from the end of the quarter to file their latest financial information with the SEC. Companies in the same sector or industry typically report earnings in a cluster, with banks kicking off earnings announcements and retailers releasing their updates last. Unofficially, several major US banks, including Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo, are starting earnings season alongside aluminum producer Alcoa.

Earnings season and investors

  • Many online stockbrokers, including CommSec, publish an earnings calendar that outlines specific dates when companies must release their results, allowing investors to prepare for the releases in advance.
  • Investors often use earnings updates to gauge both the company’s financial health and growth prospects. The results can provide some transparency to individual and professional investors, who both benefit from equal access to a company’s financial information at the same time. The investor can evaluate the performance of the company, the recommendations of analysts and the way the stock price is trading, which allows him to make informed decisions.
  • Investors often face heightened stock price volatility around a company’s earnings release. This is especially the case if a company’s results exceed or exceed market consensus estimates. The management team could also surprise with comments or news, which affects its operating performance and growth potential.
  • Overall, earnings season can affect market expectations and the future trajectory of the broader equity market. Financial services firms such as FactSet, Bloomberg and Refinitiv typically aggregate earnings estimates for benchmarks, such as the US S&P 500 Index, as companies report results. In response, professional investors such as analysts and portfolio managers may revise up or down their estimates or expectations for the level of the S&P 500 Index and key metrics, such as earnings growth per share. share (EPS).

Third Quarter 2022 Results: Key Themes

  • Heading into the third quarter 2022 earnings season, investors were obsessed with several key macro themes: soaring inflation, slowing consumer demand, high labor costs , the strength of the US dollar, commodity volatility and rising interest rates.
  • Persistently high inflation and the aggressive response of the US Federal Reserve, which raised rates quickly, combined to cloud the US economic outlook. The expected slowdown in 2023 is a blow to companies already struggling with growing pressures on margins and costs.
  • Corporate America has reported that profit margins are being squeezed by the strongest inflation in four decades. Sales growth remains above pre-pandemic levels, benefiting from higher prices. But sales or revenue estimates have come under pressure due to slowing consumer demand, inventory gluts, rising interest rates and rising recession risks.
  • Combined, these factors could further dampen future earnings, with net profit growth already slowing sharply. In this environment, a growing proportion of companies are lowering their capital expenditure forecasts as management becomes increasingly cautious about investing in plant, machinery and equipment as economic activity slows.
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We don’t want our gemstones to be like unrefined exported oil – FG https://topclusters.org/we-dont-want-our-gemstones-to-be-like-unrefined-exported-oil-fg/ Mon, 07 Nov 2022 21:59:02 +0000 https://topclusters.org/we-dont-want-our-gemstones-to-be-like-unrefined-exported-oil-fg/ The federal government has, for the umpteenth time, warned against exporting unrefined gemstones or solid minerals. He warned it was a criminal offense for anyone indulging in it, saying the government was committed to protecting its gemstones and making fortunes from them. The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. […]]]>

The federal government has, for the umpteenth time, warned against exporting unrefined gemstones or solid minerals.

He warned it was a criminal offense for anyone indulging in it, saying the government was committed to protecting its gemstones and making fortunes from them.

The Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Oluwatoyin Akinlade, spoke in Lagos at the Gold and Gemstones Conference and Exhibition organized by the Section of Women in Mining (WiMin) report on “Unveiling Nigerian Gold and Gemstones to the World.”

According to Future Market Insights, the global gemstone market is currently worth $30.8 billion and is expected to reach $53.1 billion by 2032.

It should be recalled that the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Mr. Olamilekan Adegbite, had said in Lagos that under the policy, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will act as the buyer to buy refined gold produced by indigenous miners.

Reiterating this, the permanent secretary said the federal government was not ready to turn the solid minerals industry into another locally refined oil.

Akinlade listed the achievements of the ministry to include the establishment of mining clusters in each geopolitical zone of the country; formalizing the gemstone market in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State and training Nigerians to have a skilled workforce in the sector.

“It is now an offense to take our precious stones or solid minerals out of the country without the necessary documents.

We don’t want our gemstones to become like refined petroleum outside the country,” Akinlade said.

Furthermore, the Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources said that the establishment of the gemstone market in Ibadan was a step in the right direction, especially now that gold is l one of the strategic gemstones in Nigeria.

“The significance of this information is that it will boost the production of strategic solid minerals in Nigeria,” Shasore said.

Coordinator of WiMin in Lagos, Foluke Ademokun said the ultimate goal of the Lagos 2022 Gold and Gemstone Conference and Exhibition is to attract potential investors, banks and other financial institutions to the industry. mining, especially gold and precious stones.

She said: “The choice of Lagos is mainly due to the fact that Lagos is the economic center of Nigeria as well as its proximity to the gold and gemstone mines of Osun, Oyo and Ekiti States and the old gold jewelry markets in the heart of Lagos.

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Finger Lakes Wines and Grapes: Go, Go, Go! https://topclusters.org/finger-lakes-wines-and-grapes-go-go-go/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 18:30:00 +0000 https://topclusters.org/finger-lakes-wines-and-grapes-go-go-go/ Chris Scholomiti special for the citizen The 2022 harvest is over. At CJS Vineyards, we finished pressing our last grapes in early October. Overall, the quality of the grapes this year has been excellent. However, yields have dropped significantly. A hot summer with near-drought conditions through August, followed by an excessively wet September, made for […]]]>

Chris Scholomiti special for the citizen

The 2022 harvest is over. At CJS Vineyards, we finished pressing our last grapes in early October.

Overall, the quality of the grapes this year has been excellent. However, yields have dropped significantly. A hot summer with near-drought conditions through August, followed by an excessively wet September, made for a wild ride through the Finger Lakes vineyards and wineries. Suddenly the harvest was upon us, and things happened very quickly. Each year brings new adventures to viticulture here in the Finger Lakes. At least we didn’t have to deal with wildfires like our brothers in California, and Australian growers suffered severe flooding in some of the wine regions. Viticulture in the world is always a challenge!

Then we have to deal with day-to-day issues. Despite all the equipment maintenance and pre-harvest planning I’ve done, there are still things going on. After crushing our first load of grapes this year (Cayuga White) smoke started coming out of the motor control box on the crush/destemmer – not a good thing! Luckily it was after we finished loading, and I was able to remove the motor and drive to Weedsport to have it repaired. A few days later, just in time for our next variety to crush, we were back in business. Thank you, Weedsport Electric Motors Inc.!

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Well, we finally made it here in the Finger Lakes. Talking to other local grape growers and grape growers, last winter’s cold spells caused more damage than expected, leading to shortages of some vinifera grapes (Old World European varietals, Riesling, Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir). Hybrid grapes (Cayuga, Chambourcin, Marquette, Marechal Foch) performed well with less winter damage, as they can survive lower winter temperatures. The good news is that the 2021 crop was bigger than normal, so the smaller 2022 crop wasn’t as bad as it could have been. I guess Mother Nature evens things out. Then October was drier and warmer than usual. If we could have swapped October for September things would have been easier, but that is all history now.

The vines are now closing, reaching the end of their life cycle – ‘senescence’, defined as ‘deterioration with age’. The leaves turn yellow and then reddish brown, and after heavy rain, high winds and hard frost, the leaves drop, leaving a gray, bare vineyard. It’s a bit sad for a winegrower after all the work we’ve done during the year: dormant pruning, tying the vine shoots to the trellis, watching the bud burst, the growth of the leaves, the flowering, the development of the bunches, canopy growth throughout the season, leaf stripping, trellising adjustment, hedging, then ripening and finally harvesting. Eight months have passed, and we will begin the cycle again in about four months.






Chris Scholomiti


In the cellar, we monitor this year’s fermentation and once finished, we “rack” the new wines. Racking is a process of moving wines from the fermentation tank to a new tank, leaving behind fermentation sediments at the bottom of the tank. This allows the wines to clear naturally. We are in the process of bottling our white wines from 2021, and our reds from 2019. With the early harvest this year, many of our dry reds have temporarily gone into vats until we can empty the wines. 2020 reds from the barrels and replace them with the new 2022 reds. As a general rule, we age our dry red wines for about two years in oak barrels. We will refill the barrels about four times, and after eight years we will replace the barrels with new ones. Barrel aging is done to soften the tannins in the wines and add some oak flavor. So we get a few new barrels every year.

In October at CJS Vineyards we had visitors from the Auburn History Club. The weather was great as we walked through the vineyard and toured the winery and then ended up in the tasting room to sample our wines. With the holidays fast approaching, now is the perfect time to visit local Finger Lakes wineries and stock up for your next holiday gifts and celebrations!

Chris Scholomiti is co-owner and winemaker of CJS Vineyards & Aurelius Winery, located at 6900 Fosterville Road, Aurelius. The winery is open by appointment for tastings, sales, and curbside pickup; please call or text ahead. If you have any questions or comments about viticulture and viticulture in the Finger Lakes, contact him at wine@cjsvineyards.com or call (315) 730-4619.

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How is the crypto market manipulated? 6 ways to protect yourself – MUO – MakeUseOf https://topclusters.org/how-is-the-crypto-market-manipulated-6-ways-to-protect-yourself-muo-makeuseof/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 13:49:46 +0000 https://topclusters.org/how-is-the-crypto-market-manipulated-6-ways-to-protect-yourself-muo-makeuseof/ What do you think when a crypto price rises and falls almost immediately? This is only sometimes the result of regular market volatility. Often, market manipulators cause market prices to suddenly rise and fall to scam you. These bad actors go all the way and use different tricks to achieve their goal, putting you in […]]]>

What do you think when a crypto price rises and falls almost immediately? This is only sometimes the result of regular market volatility. Often, market manipulators cause market prices to suddenly rise and fall to scam you. These bad actors go all the way and use different tricks to achieve their goal, putting you in a bad position in the market.

In this article, we will reveal some market manipulator tricks and show you some steps you can take to lessen the effect of crypto price manipulation on your trading balance.

What is Crypto Market Manipulation?

A deliberate attempt to influence the value of assets and interrupt a crypto market trend is known as crypto market manipulation.

In crypto manipulation, bad actors create illusions to inflate or deflate market prices in order to grab profits. For example, they could spread fake news, launch a series of pressing tweets, create fake orders, spread fake market signals, speak negatively about an asset to induce fear in traders, etc. Therefore, you need to know how to spot and fight these manipulators. tips, which you will discover as you go.

Market manipulation has caused great harm to crypto investors and the crypto market in general. This makes the market unnecessarily volatile and dangerous for investors, an issue that has caused many traders and investors to lose faith in crypto.

4 Ways The Crypto Market Can Be Manipulated

Below are popular ways to manipulate the crypto market.

1. Pump and dump

The pump and dump is one of the most frequently used market manipulation strategies. It happens when an individual or a group of people conspire to inflate the price of a crypto asset. Price inflation creates noise and entices people to buy the asset. Bad actors then abruptly withdraw their funds to make quick profits. The pullback deflates the price sharply and results in sudden losses for many who have been cheated. The main targets for the pump and dump are cryptos with low trading volumes.

2. Impersonation

Crypto spoofing involves manipulating the crypto market by issuing false orders. This method consists of placing large buy or sell orders intended to be cancelled. Spoofing makes the market favorable to trade, and as soon as retail traders send their orders and the market moves in the desired direction, they withdraw their profit.

Usurpers try to sow Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) to get you to trade in their favor. Another way to do this is to try to influence people’s decisions and market sentiments through various seemingly unrelated social media posts. Spoofing was a constant problem in Bitcoin’s early days, and it’s still common on less regulated exchanges.

3. Wash the trade

Wash trade occurs when a group of traders quickly buy and sell cryptos to generate high trading volumes. This act is performed to attract traders and help such an asset to attract attention. Multiple entries feed the market with misleading signals that distort the value of an asset and further incentivize investors to trade based on the false signal.

Forex traders need multiple accounts to perform market manipulation. They sell crypto with one account and buy it with another account. Therefore, wash traders trade with themselves. This act is possible with unpopular cryptocurrencies and smaller exchanges with low liquidity and low trading volume, because their trading activities are not so much. The wash trade can help them increase trading volumes and earn more commissions.

4. Stop chasing

Stop chasing is an attempt to force traders out of their trading positions. The action can drag an asset below the price where traders have placed many stop-loss orders. Bad actors initiate multiple sell orders to drive down the price of crypto and hit stops. This leads to high crypto volatility and gives attackers a chance to buy at a lower price.

Stop hunting is a strategy that financial institutions and market makers use to make short-term profits. Once they discover a group of stop-loss orders around the same price, they will force the market to place the orders and move traders out of their positions.

6 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Crypto Market Manipulation

Below are a few ways to guard against manipulation of the crypto market to some degree.

1. Research and multiple consultations

Do your research before you trade by confirming prices from different reliable sources. By using multiple crypto exchanges, you can compare asset prices and data for a relative relationship. For example, if a price is skyrocketing on one exchange, cross-checking with another can reveal the true price and help you avoid a draw or a pump and dump.

The trend, they say, is your friend. Historical trends provide precision in trading because the data can be consistent and reliable. Bad actors often prey on recent market trends, but can struggle to misrepresent historical trends. Trading based on prevailing trends could help reduce the rate at which market manipulation affects prices – manipulated trends don’t last.

3. Always follow your trading plan and risk management practices

Following a trading plan can save you from trading based on momentum and social media hype. Your trading plan should include your guidelines for trade execution and risk management strategies. With this in place, you can trade based on a pre-determined market condition.

That’s not to say it can completely immunize you against market manipulation. However, this will put you in a better position than someone who trades on a whim.

4. Opt for long-term investments

Most market hype is short-lived, and those who HODL their crypto experience no negative effects from short-term traders.

5. Use trusted exchanges and coins

Make sure to trade on trusted exchanges that have a good reputation. New exchanges and coins with less trading activity are generally susceptible to market manipulation. This is not to say that attackers cannot manipulate market prices on exchanges with large trading volumes; they are only discounted from newer exchanges.

6. Diversify your portfolio

Given the issue of market manipulation, putting all your eggs in one basket may not be a good idea. Studying different crypto asset prices to get predictive patterns of their behavior to diversify your portfolio is a good idea. This not only helps you reduce the effect of possible market manipulation; it also helps to mitigate investment risks.

Your portfolio should be a healthy mix of assets in which you have some confidence. For example, we mentioned that low market cap coins are susceptible to manipulation. So, if you need to trade low cap cryptos, combining them with high market cap cryptos might be a safer option.

On the other hand, suppose you also need to use exchanges with low trading volumes and low liquidity for the need to trade a particular coin. In this case, we advise you to have another wallet with exchanges with higher transaction volumes.

You cannot totally avoid price manipulation

Not all sudden and major market price fluctuations are the result of price manipulation. The market is generally volatile and there is a lot going on every minute. So make sure you always trade with a solid trading plan and implement various risk management strategies.

The crypto market is still young and largely unregulated. As a result, as new cryptocurrencies are introduced, they are usually driven by market hype, while some developers also try different ethical and unethical methods to popularize their coins.

When trying to trade and invest in cryptocurrencies, prioritize and stick to your trading analysis and strategies, don’t follow the market noise. It is better to stay out of the market than to try to trade a loud and noisy market consistently.

?The information on this website does not constitute financial advice, investment advice or business advice, and should not be relied upon as such. MakeUseOf does not give advice on trading or investment matters and does not advise buying or selling any particular cryptocurrency. Always perform your own due diligence and consult a licensed financial adviser for investment advice.

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Fantasy Football Week 8 Rankings: Sleepers, Starts, Sits – Michael Carter, Parris Campbell – Update from Malik Willis https://topclusters.org/fantasy-football-week-8-rankings-sleepers-starts-sits-michael-carter-parris-campbell-update-from-malik-willis/ Sat, 29 Oct 2022 20:11:57 +0000 https://topclusters.org/fantasy-football-week-8-rankings-sleepers-starts-sits-michael-carter-parris-campbell-update-from-malik-willis/ Happy Halloween week everyone, and hope these are just treats, not gimmicks, for your fantasy team. As always, you’ve come to the right place for the Week 8 fantasy football rankings and projections, but we’re making the fun rankings obvious this week. This is the ranking of the best Halloween candies! Hate me for not […]]]>

Happy Halloween week everyone, and hope these are just treats, not gimmicks, for your fantasy team. As always, you’ve come to the right place for the Week 8 fantasy football rankings and projections, but we’re making the fun rankings obvious this week. This is the ranking of the best Halloween candies! Hate me for not liking your favorite candy, or realize I just opened your world to the glory of a candy you’ve never tried, or or… just join me in unison in hating the living garbage that is sweet corn.

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Fantasy Football 101 (start, sit, rally, more)
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2022 Week 8 Fantasy Football Sleepers

🚨 CAUTION 🚨 They are sleepers. They won’t mimic my ranking 100%. It’s upside down hunting and often involves more risk.

STRATEGIST

POSSIBLE START: Daniel Jones, NYG – This is what Daniel Jones’ managers hoped to have drafted over the past two years, as Jones runs frequently. Not only is the Seahawks’ defense weak overall, but they’re among the worst at stopping the run, as evidenced by running back’s success against them, ET…Kyler Murray rushed 10 for 100 last week.

Hail Mary START: Jared Goff, DET – Yes, I know I had Goff here last week since he was inside, even with a tough game, but this week Goff is 1) inside, 2) home and 3) face to a Dolphins defense that allowed 2+ touchdowns in four games, with Mac Jones, Kenny Pickett and Zach Wilson the only ones to throw for none or just one touchdown. Buckle up for a potentially painful ride.


COME BACK

POSSIBLE START: Michael Carter, NYJ “It may seem obvious, but I see a lot of people worrying about James Robinson’s trade. Yes, Robinson’s arrival probably leads to a timeshare, somewhat similar to Breece Hall and Carter earlier this year, but that’s more concerning after this week. As we saw with Latavius ​​Murray in Denver and Christian McCaffrey last week, it takes a game (or sometimes two) for a running back to see his true role with a new team. The Patriots are good, but not terrible, against the run, and a day like Khalil Herbert just did would put Carter in the Top 20.

Hail Mary START: Jamaal Williams, DET – It’s if D’Andre Swift comes back, because if Swift is out, it’s too obvious to start Williams. Even though Swift is back, Williams has the Top 20 upside down in a timeshare considering this game. Since Week 3, the Dolphins haven’t done much to stop their opponents, including the running backs. Devin Singletary (19.6), Joe Mixon (15.4), Breece Hall (26.7), Michael Carter (16.3) and Dalvin Cook (14.8) all had performances in the Top 15 (two Jets in the same game). Even Najee Harris had a respectable day with 9.5 points last week.


WIDE RECEIVER

POSSIBLE START: Brandin Cooks, HOU -Things haven’t gone as planned for Cooks this year, as he’s no longer safe at quarterback. Mills’ drop in play ruined the passing game, but there’s some hope in Week 8…assuming Cooks isn’t traded. The Titans are one of the most forgiving matchups, as evidenced by Parris Campbell’s game last week. The trio of commanders did pretty well the week before, and we can hope that Cooks sees a lot of targets and hopefully breaks one for a big play and doesn’t miss.

POSSIBLE START: DJ Moore, CAR – PJ Walker isn’t a massive upgrade for Moore, but it helps when Moore sees an awfully high volume of targets when Christian McCaffrey is out, and there’s no Robbie Anderson to boot. As seen last week, Moore was able to see 10 targets and turn them into 7-69-1. The Falcons’ pass defense is abysmal, and the lowest score of any receiver with 10+ targets is 12.1 points, or, in other words, the Top 25 in any given week.

Hail Mary START: Parris Campbell, IND — Speaking of Campbell, he goes from an intriguing pickup and start a risky game given that we know little about how Sam Ehlinger will play. Ehlinger has some similarities to Jacoby Brissett, as that was my NFL Draft scouting report:

“Decent arm and inconsistent accuracy. Part of his problem is getting too aggressive trying to make a play and locking in his ‘hope and pray’ option, leaving the defense to read his mind. He’s solid in the running game and doesn’t shy away from pressure… but doesn’t always feel it. Ehlinger can go from looking like a star on one show to an error-riddled backup the next.

But as we know, the Commanders defense is highly exploitable and hopefully Ehlinger locks in on Campbell as much as Matt Ryan. It’s a scary situation; I say.


TIGHT END

Hail Mary START: Irv Smith, MIN – Start your games tight against the Seahawks and Cardinals. The Vikings leave the bye to get the Cardinals, whose worst opposing tight end scored 4.9, and that was Tommy Tremble. Juwan Johnson scored twice last week, while even Noah Fant scored 7.5 in Week 6.


Have fun with the leaderboards!

This week is all about Halloween, and it’s time to update the Halloween candy rankings with a separate little list of the best candies that aren’t fun-sized, and of course, the worst candy options! Charity please!

Ranking of the best Halloween candies

  1. Nerds Gummy Clusters (once you’ve tried them…you’re welcome)
  2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins (King of Chocolate Candy)
  3. Peanut Butter M&Ms (plain M&Ms outside the Top 10)
  4. Sour Patch Watermelon Slices
  5. Twizzlers
  6. Snickers
  7. Starburst FaveREDs – if you’re lucky, a two-pack of strawberries!
  8. Laffy Taffy (strawberry, watermelon) – would rank higher if wrapper comes off easily
  9. Haribo Gold Bears (only gummy bears allowed…other than Disney ones)
  10. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  11. Take 5
  12. Swedish mini fish
  13. Airheads (Strawberry, Watermelon, Mystery)
  14. Junior Mints (they are very refreshing)
  15. Sour Patch Kids
  16. Twix
  17. 100 Grand – great, but I feel like Take 5…takes…a bit higher
  18. Butterfinger (must be fresh/soft — lost a few spots for the new recipe)
  19. York Peppermint (any type, any good)
  20. Skittles
  21. Nestle Crunch
  22. Hot tamales
  23. Kit Kat – rightfully forgot about them at first because they’re overrated…can eat 20 and it’s like nothing…really good, but really unsatisfying
  24. Milky Way
  25. Blow

Overrated: Whoppers – Who wants to fret over these malt balls of meh-ness? And Tootsie Rolls – EVERYONE hands them out, and the kids end up with half a bag. Sufficient!

Best candy requiring Halloween pruning

  1. Starburst FaveREDs Minis (so dangerous – can mindlessly kill a bag)
  2. Sour Patch Strawberry Slices
  3. Rainbow Twizzlers
  4. Sour Belts (Strawberry, Watermelon, Blue Raspberry)
  5. Hi-Chew Strawberry (different spin on Starbursts)

The Worst Halloween Candy
(ranked from worst to least worst)

  1. Necco Wafers – I don’t even know where people find them. Are we sure it’s not street chalk?
  2. Candy Corn – obviously, too easy
  3. Circus Peanuts – I mean… orange colored Styrofoam anyone?
  4. Good & Plenty – What’s the flavor, even? ! These are hell in a box
  5. Bit-O-Honey
  6. Mary-Jane
  7. Generic Wrapped Candy — You know… the black/orange wrappers
  8. Smarties – At least Tootsie Rolls are good for a bit. They are barely better than the Neccos and everyone has them! (Note to our Canadian readers: Jake is referring to American Smarties, which are totally different from Canadian Smarties)
  9. Dubble Bubble — Even baseball card chewing gum isn’t that hard…and the taste is gone in 60 seconds
  10. Jolly Rancher – Speaking of cracked teeth…just the big ones (small ones are fine). I’m a biter, so that might just be me, but speaking of hard candy, these are going to kick your ass!


BUY AND SELL

Bought

  • Buccaneers – Along with the Ravens game, this is the week Tom Brady, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin get back on track, especially Brady and Godwin.
  • Alvin Kamara, RB, NO – As mentioned in the waivers… Top 25 in total yards, Top 20 in touches, Top 10 in receptions and Top 5 in receiving yards for running backs… despite missing two games.
  • Cordarrelle Patterson, RB, ATL – Approaching his return, and the Falcons are determined to run no matter what play script.
  • Keenan Allen, WR, BAC – Allen isn’t 100% yet but is close and still has the Top 15 upside down… especially with Mike Williams out.
  • Diontae Johnson, WR, PIT – Another concern report reader; Johnson is still the top target in Pittsburgh, and if he starts catching 65-70% of his targets, Johnson can revert to WR2 status.
  • Dalton Schultz, TE, DAL – Maybe not 100% or back to it, but Dak Prescott likes him a lot, and Schultz was a tight Top 5 last year with him.

Sell

  • Travis Etienne, RB, JAX – Yes, Etienne has RB1 in mind for the rest of the season, but when you see people claiming he will outplay Austin Ekeler the rest of the way, you can maximize his potential comeback… now!
  • Gus Edwards, RB, BAL – Just like Etienne, float Edwards’ name to see if you can get the Top 15 value. If so, you can’t skip this comeback.
  • Aaron Jones, RB, GB – Just a week ago managers were freaking out, and now that Jones has played his second huge game of the season (up from four with 9.1 or less), perceived value is on the rise again.
  • James Robinson and Michael Carter, NYJ – If you can get a Top 15 for either (many different opinions), you need to sell.
  • Deebo Samuel, WR, SF – Some may not have noticed the concern, but Samuel was already barely rushing, and now CMC is ruining his potential WR1 value.

Week 8 fantasy football projections

🚨 HEADS UP 🚨 These may differ from my rankings, and my ranks are the order i would start players in apart from additional context, such as “Need a higher edge, even if it’s risky”. Also, based on 4-point TD for QB, 6-point rest and half PPR

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Fantasy Football Week 8 Ranking

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The 2023 Ram 2500 Rebel replaces one type of capability with another https://topclusters.org/the-2023-ram-2500-rebel-replaces-one-type-of-capability-with-another/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 21:06:32 +0000 https://topclusters.org/the-2023-ram-2500-rebel-replaces-one-type-of-capability-with-another/ For more than a decade, Ram’s Power Wagon has been the brand’s beefy off-road king. Boasting 26 inches of front wheel articulation, an electronically disconnecting front sway bar and locking differentials on each axle, this three-quarter-ton killer is capable of traversing seriously tough terrain. But according to Ram, potential customers wanted even more from a […]]]>

For more than a decade, Ram’s Power Wagon has been the brand’s beefy off-road king. Boasting 26 inches of front wheel articulation, an electronically disconnecting front sway bar and locking differentials on each axle, this three-quarter-ton killer is capable of traversing seriously tough terrain. But according to Ram, potential customers wanted even more from a rugged off-road pickup. Specifically, buyers were clamoring for a diesel option and more towing capacity than the Power Wagon’s 10,520-pound limit. But instead of just pushing the diesel into the existing Power Wagon and calling it a day, Ram has instead carved out an additional off-road niche for itself. Enter the 2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel.

Ram used the Power Wagon model as a starting point to create the Rebel. Skid plates are handy to protect the fuel tank and transfer case. 33-inch Goodyear tires wrap 20-inch eight-lug wheels. But the main differences between the two will determine the line you take off-road. The Rebel gets by without the Power Wagon’s disconnectable sway bar, sacrificing a measure of front-wheel travel in exchange for a stiffer setup. And while the Power Wagon has locking differentials on each end, only the rear axle is lockable on the Rebel.

This compromise sees a massive gain in what the Rebel can carry. The Hemi-equipped Rebel has a payload capacity of 3,140 pounds and is capable of towing a 16,870-pound granite crush, giving it almost double the payload of the softer, more springy Power Wagon. three tons of additional towing capacity. The Rebel can also be fitted with rear air springs to keep those extreme loads level. That’s tough enough to pack eight Polaris RZRs—seven on a trailer and another stuffed into the bed. Or throw a RZR in the back of a toy haul trailer and enjoy all the conveniences of home. Granted, the motorhome might not do well on the trails – we’d advise leaving the fine china at home.

However, brute force is only part of the equation. The Tow Tech Package ($1995) adds trailer reverse guidance, a cargo view camera and a surround-view camera setup. Telescoping side mirrors electrically extend several inches for a better view of what’s behind you. One of the coolest options is an auxiliary camera that plugs into a port on the rear bumper. The camera is attached to a 55 foot long cord, so you can finally solve the mystery of what your horses are doing on the trip. All camera feeds can be viewed on the digital rearview mirror, where up to three images can be displayed simultaneously. An optional 12-inch digital instrument cluster offers a tiled view that can display five key stats at a glance. Tile layouts can be saved in driver profiles, making it easy to switch between things like towing, off-road details and powertrain temperatures. Ram claims that over 200 tile configurations are possible.

Under the hood, the familiar 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 is standard, producing 410 horsepower and 429 pound-feet of torque. It’s hooked up to an eight-speed transmission that transfers power to the rear or all four wheels via a two-speed transfer case. The Rebel is also Ram’s first rugged off-road truck with an optional diesel engine. Prodigious torque is to be expected, and the 370-hp 6.7-liter turbodiesel inline-six doesn’t disappoint, developing 850 lb-ft at just 1,700 rpm, routed through a six-speed automatic transmission.

We spent the majority of our time in diesel, which is a welcome if somewhat contradictory option. Since the engine is heavier than the Hemi V-8, the diesel-powered Rebel can’t tow as much as its gas-powered sibling. Also, the Rebel’s optional 12,000-pound ($2,500) Warn winch isn’t available on diesel models because it would prevent air from flowing to the engine’s auxiliary cooling equipment. Our advice: don’t get stuck.

But unless you intend to load your Rebel to full load, the diesel is well suited to the Rebel’s character on any terrain. Hit the gas on the highway and it cruises to its 3200-rpm redline with all the urgency of an early-morning mall walker. Noise-canceling software keeps cabin rattle to a minimum, though at a steady 70mph there’s still the prominent hum of big Goodyears singing along the tarmac. Obviously the tires would be much happier off-road.

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Our destination is just outside the town of Big Bear Lake, located two hours east of Los Angeles in the San Bernardino National Forest. Plenty of off-road spider web trails in all directions, with a variety of terrain and extreme elevation changes. As we cross an 8,000 foot ridge, we leave the highway and enter the forest.

When it comes to tackling the tough stuff, the Rebel takes a refreshingly old-school approach. There’s no confusing array of drive modes, just a choice of high- or low-range four-wheel drive and rear differential lock. Even so, activating the differential was a hit-and-miss affair, sometimes requiring up to 30 seconds of patience before it engaged, other times simply refusing to comply with our request.

Once all systems were finally online, the Rebel was virtually unstoppable. We also noticed a distinct behavioral difference between the two powertrains when using the 2.64:1 low range. The diesel’s plentiful low-end torque and relatively high 3.23 first gear provided a more springy and consistent climbing, while the Hemi’s shorter 4.71 gearing required much more finesse in acceleration. Manual shifting would have helped here, but it’s not offered on the Rebel.

Shift placement is also specific to each engine. The diesel features a traditional column shifter, while the Hemi sports the PRNDL dial found elsewhere in the Ram lineup. Beyond that, the interiors are identical. The bench seat offers room for six and is available in cloth or leather, with premium leather reserved for the front buckets. Soft-touch materials abound in the cabin and pair well with textured black accents on the dash and doors.

When it hits dealerships in December, the 2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel will start at $68,940 with the Hemi engine, with the diesel fetching a premium of $9,595. Historically, the Power Wagon has accounted for about 3-5 percent of Ram 2500 sales, so it’ll be interesting to see if the Rebel will boost or cannibalize those numbers. Since the Rebel offers almost as much off-road capability, along with some compelling performance upgrades, we’d say it all comes down to how much stuff you want to take with you off-road and how far you want to go.

Features

Features

2023 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Rebel
Vehicle Type: Front Engine, Rear/4WD, 5 or 6 Passenger, 4-Door Pickup

THE PRICE
Base: gasoline, $68,940; diesel, $78,535

MOTORS
6.7-liter 24-valve diesel inline-6 ​​with turbocharger and intercooler, 370 hp, 850 lb-ft; 6.4-liter 16-valve V8, 410 hp, 429 lb-ft pushrod

TRANSMISSIONS
diesel: 6-speed automatic; petrol: 8-speed automatic

DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase: 149.3″
Length: 238.8″
Width: 83.4″
Height: 80.6″
Passenger volume: 125 feet3
Bed Length: 76.3″
Unloaded weight (CD east): 7000 lbs.

PERFORMANCE (CD IS)
100 km/h: 7.5 to 8.2 s
1/4 mile: 15.8-16.3
Maximum speed: 100-105 mph

EPA FUEL ECONOMY
NA – HD trucks are exempt from EPA classifications

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