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The Capitalist Newsletter – December 13, 2016

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FED EXPECTEDTO RAISE RATES THIS WEEK; MORE HIKES IN 2017?


2016 has been a quiet year for the Federal Reserve. On multiple occasions, the Fed met and decided to hold off on raising rates. This week, the Fed is meeting once again. And this time, analysts agree – rates are going up for the first time this year. Why now? Is this the start of a trend in rate increases? And what does this mean for the markets?

Read The Capitalist’s Take Here

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ELON MUSK, JEFF BEZOS AMONG TOP TECH EXECS SET TO MEET WITH DONALD TRUMP

Top execs from Tesla, Amazon, Apple, Alphabet, Facebook and Microsoft are among those set to meet with Donald Trump on Wednesday in New York City. Invitations were sent to Silicon Valley leaders last week to meet with the president-elect. The meeting is notable because leaders in tech, for the most part, vocally disapproved of Trump’s campaign. The tech industry and Trump administration could clash over some important issues like net neutrality and immigration.

Read More at CNN Here

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CHINESE OFFICIALS EXTREMELY CONCERNED OVER TRUMP’S LOOSE STANCE ON “ONE CHINA” POLICY

China expressed alarm over U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that he is willing to use a bedrock agreement over Taiwan as a bargaining chip in the already-fraught U.S.-China relationship…

Read More at Wall Street Journal Here

Read More at CNN Here

Read More at The Guardian Here


Closing Bell

– Monday, December 12th

Markets Close Mixed as Oil Prices Jump

Big Insider Trades

– Insperity, Inc. (NSP) Director Peter Feld Sells $2.5m

– Tristate Capital Holdings, Inc. (TSC) CEO James Getz Buys $100k

Winners & Losers

– Achaogen, Inc. (AKAO) Rockets UP (148.19%) After Positive UTI Results in Two Drug Trials

– Ophthotech Corp. (OPHT) Collapses DOWN (86.38%) After Company Reports Disappointing Results from Two Phase 3 Clinical Trials

Most Talked About

Achaogen, Inc. (AKAO) a Majority Strong Buy After Shooting UP (148.19%) on Positive UTI Results in Two Drug Trials

The TIP Sheets

– Monday, December 12th

– Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) Continues Fall DOWN (2.47%) Following Trump’s Tweets About F-35 Costs. Trump Will Likely Continue to Target the Defense Service, Meaning Expect Shares to Continue DOWN

Unusual Volume

– Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ALXN) Falls DOWN (12.86%) on 15m Shares Traded After CEO, CFO Exit. Look For Shares to Continue DOWN

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