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Kevin Cook was a high-frequency institutional currency trader for nine years, starting with the introduction of the euro currency in 1999. Trading 100 million per day in the hyper-kinetic world of FX spot-futures arbitrage, and making continuous markets for size to the biggest banks and hedge ... more

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Bear Of The Day: Benefitfocus (BNFT)
Benefitfocus is a $400 million provider of cloud-based software solutions to consumers, employers, insurance carriers and brokers.
Bull Of The Day: Paycom Software (PAYC)
Paycom Software is a $30 billion provider of integrated HR services for corporations. Shares busted out to new highs above $400 last month after another stellar earnings report and closed above $500 for the first time on Thursday.
Software Valuations: How To Use The Rule Of 40
The Rule of 40 metric for determining a software company's attractiveness to investors is a simple guide that often explains why they pay so much for "growth at a ridiculous price".
ESG Investing: Does It Distort The Market?
According to the Nasdaq exchange, ESG-integrated strategies assets under management (AUM) were $8.2 trillion as of the end of 2020, up 34% from the end of 2018. More on Nasdaq research coming up.
Alzheimer's Disease: 5 Stocks On Biotech Radars
What's been interesting for the past couple of years, and especially the last few months, is to watch the rise of emerging, small-cap Biotech companies trying to take on the big AD and other neurological and CNS diseases.
Bull Of The Day: Meridian Bioscience, Inc.
Meridian Bioscience is a $1 billion provider of diagnostic test kits for gastrointestinal and respiratory infectious diseases. The company is expected to grow sales by 28.6% this year to $326 million.
Bear Of The Day: Illumina (ILMN)
After a projected 33% drop in EPS for 2020 from $6.57 to $4.39, profits for ILMN are expected to bounce back to $5.82 in 2021.
Bull Of The Day: Meridian Bioscience (VIVO)
Meridian Bioscience is a $900 million provider of diagnostic test kits for gastrointestinal and respiratory infectious diseases. The company is expected to grow sales 18% this year to $300 million.
Bear Of The Day: Mesa Labs (MLAB)
Mesa Labs is a $1.2 billion provider of quality control monitoring and validation instruments serving niche markets in healthcare, industrial, pharmaceutical, medical and food processing applications.
Tesla To $6,000 And SpaceX To The Moon?
Did you hear the one about the investor who just raised her price target on Tesla shares from $4,000 to $6,000 by 2025?
Bear Of The Day: FedEx (FDX)
FedEx did it again. For the second consecutive quarter, the shipping and logistics pioneer delivered another disappointing quarter and outlook.
Bull Of The Day: CrowdStrike
CrowdStrike is the $11 billion cyber-security darling of 2019 that IPO'd around $60 last June, ran to $100 in August and then just built a base around $45-50 in Q4.
Bull Of The Day: Keysight Technologies (KEYS)
Keysight generated 40.5% of non-GAAP revenues from Americas in fourth-quarter fiscal 2019. Meanwhile, revenues from Europe and Asia Pacific came in at 15.4% and 44.1%, respectively.
Bull Of The Day: Applied Materials (AMAT)
Applied Materials the giant semiconductor equipment maker, has seen its shares make an amazing recovery in 2019 -- even before the industry sales and profits confirmed their cycle lows.
Bull Of The Day: Micron
Micron remains an important player in memory solutions for so many emerging technologies beyond the PC -- from data centers and cars to AI and medical IT -- as long as the trade war doesn't derail the bull market.
Bull Of The Day - GW Pharmaceuticals
GW Pharma delivered a bigger sales beat for Epidiolex than even the most optimistic analysts were projecting. GWPH crushed the sales number for the treatment of two rare forms of pediatric epilepsy with $68 million vs. consensus of $45M.
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