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The Capitalist Newsletter – April 6, 2017

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AMAZON TAKES OVER TWITTER’S RIGHTS, SIGNS 1-YEAR DEAL TO STREAM NFL’S THURSDAY GAMES


Amazon continues to branch out — this time into live sports. The online giant has developed a reputation one of the world’s largest retailer. But with low margins on most products, combined with free shipping options, Amazon must be creative when it comes to generating revenues. Their real profit comes from other offerings, such as Amazon Web Services and Amazon Prime. Now, Amazon has won the rights from the NFL to broadcast Thursday Night Football games. What’s the benefit to Amazon of streaming live games for free? Is this part of Amazon’s master plan?

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TRUMP REMOVES STEVE BANNON FROM NATIONAL SECURITY POSITION

President Trump on Wednesday removed controversial White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon from the National Security Council, part of a sweeping staff reshuffling that elevated key military and intelligence officials to greater roles on the council and left Bannon far less involved in shaping the administration’s day-to-day national security policy. The restructuring reflects the growing influence of national security adviser H.R. McMaster, an Army three-star general, who…

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FED TO START UNLOADING $4.5 TRILLION BALANCE SHEET; RATES EXPECTED TO RISE QUICKLY

Federal Reserve officials said the shedding of the $4.5 trillion in bonds the central bank is holding on its balance sheet will begin this year. The revelation came Wednesday from a summary of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting held in March, during which the group approved a quarter-point hike in its benchmark interest rate target. Officials at the meeting noted that the Fed likely is on a faster pace with rate hikes ahead. Unwinding the balance sheet is significant both because of its sheer size and …

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Closing Bell

– Wednesday, April 5th

Markets Swing DOWN After Fed Releases March Minutes

Big Insider Trades

– MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (MTSI) CEO John Croteau Sells $2.25m

– G-III Apparell Group Ltd.. (GIII) CEO Morris Goldfarb Buys Another $750k

Winners & Losers

– Plug Power, Inc. (PLUG) Rockets UP (73.08%) After Amazon Supply Deal

– Unilife Corp. (UNIS) Sinks DOWN (75.25%) on News of Dire Financial Warning

Most Talked About

Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Considered a Majority Strong Buy After Stealing Rights to Stream NFL Thursday Night Football Games from Twitter for $50 Million

The TIP Sheets

– Wednesday, April 5th

– Panera Bread Co. (PNRA) Climbs UP (14.21%) After Company Agrees to Sale to Krispy Kreme Owner. Expect Shares to Continue UP

Unusual Volume

Plug Power, Inc. (PLUG) Soars UP (73.08%) on 135m Shares Traded After Amazon Acquires Right to Buy up to 23% Stake in Fuel Cell Maker. Amazon Will Also Equip All Forklifts in All Warehouses with Company’s Fuel Cells. Expect Shares to Continue UP

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