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The Capitalist Newsletter – July 12, 2017




Earnings time is almost upon us, with many of the major financial stocks reporting this week.

As you may have noticed, sometimes Guy Cohen is very clear about the direction that earnings are likely to take, and sometimes he’s more cautious. This time, Guy is leaning towards the latter.

Right now the market is edgy, and doesn’t quite know which way to go. That’s fine. In Guy’s world, you should choose to enter trades only when the market is doing something that can interpreted as predictable.

For now, Guy is looking more at great value through volatility setups. The next few days will reveal more about whether this earnings report will signal a clear direction.

Watch Today’s OVI Market Review – Is this the calm before the storm?

Read The Capitalist’s Take Here


Donald Trump Jr. on Tuesday released what he said was the “entire email chain” of his conversations setting up a disputed meeting with a Russian attorney, showing what appeared to be an offer to provide information that would “incriminate” Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as “part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump.” The president’s eldest son seemed to readily accept the offer, according to the messages.

Read More at Fox News Here

Read More at NY Times Here

Read More at Slate Here


Messaging is the center of mobile, and Facebook wants ads in front of all those eyes. After seeing “promising results from Australia and Thailand,” Facebook Messenger is expanding its display ad beta test that lets businesses buy space between your chat threads. Later this month, a small percentage of users will start seeing ads in the Messenger app’s home tab.

Facebook tells TechCrunch that where these ads appear in the inbox “depends on how many threads a user has, the size of their phone’s physical screen and the pixel density of the display.”

Read More at TechCrunch Here

Read More at The Verge Here

Read More at Wall Street Journal Here

Closing Bell

– Tuesday, July 11th

Markets Slide, Finish Flat Following Trump Jr.’s Russia News

Big Insider Trades

– Monsanto Company (MON) CTO Robert Fraley Sells $6m

– Opko Health, Inc. (OPK) CEO Phillip Frost Buys $300k

Winners & Losers

– Halcon Resources Corp. (HK) Soars UP (51.35%) After Announcing Sale of Williston Basin Assets for $1.4 Billion

– Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Ltd. (KTOV) Drops DOWN (33.85%) After Announcing Pricing of $3.5 Million Registered Direct Offering

Most Talked About

Snap, Inc. (SNAP) Considered a Majority Strong Sell After Downgrade by Morgan Stanley

The TIP Sheets

– Tuesday, July 11th

– Snap, Inc. (SNAP) Drops DOWN (8.95%) After Downgrade by Morgan Stanley. The Stock is Now Below IPO Launch Price, and Morgan Stanley Helped Bring the Company Public. Expect Shares to Continue DOWN

Unusual Volume

Halcon Resources Corp. (HK) Soars UP (51.35%) on 28m Shares Traded After Announcing Sale of Williston Basin Assets for $1.4 Billion. Expect Shares to Continue UP


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