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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Thursday's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. NASDAQ continues to drag the equity markets down.

Solar Power Update: Dominance in 12 Years

We've projected solar power to dominate the energy field in the next couple of decades and the trends remain right on track for that to happen. Ray Kurzweil explained it recently at a medical device trade show in Anaheim, California, written up in Solar Power World. Here are some salient points he made:

Explaining the accelerating rate of technical progress, Kurzweil said technical developments form very predictable trajectories, and those trajectories are exponential. Consider the progress of the computing industry, he said. He spoke about his cell phone, which he said is several billion times more powerful per dollar than the computer he used as an undergraduate at MIT.

“I went to MIT because it was so advanced that it actually had a computer in the late 1960s,” Kurzweil said. “It took up the floor of a building. Still, this cell phone is thousands of times more powerful, and million times less expensive. That’s a several billion-fold increase in price-performance. It’s also a tiny fraction of the size.”

Turning his attention to solar, Kurzweil said four years ago Google founder Larry Page and he were asked by the National Academy of Engineering to study emerging energy technologies. The men selected solar due to its exponential growth. Kurzweil said solar has been around for over 25 years, and its market share has doubled every two years.

“In 2012, solar panels were producing 0.5% of the world’s energy supply. Some people dismissed it, saying, ‘It’s a nice thing to do, but at a half percent, it’s a fringe player. That’s not going to solve the problem,’” Kurzweil said. “They were ignoring the exponential growth just as they ignored the exponential growth of the Internet and genome project. Half a percent is only eight doublings away from 100%.

“Now it is four years later, [and solar] has doubled twice again. Now solar panels produce 2% of the world’s energy, right on schedule. People dismiss it, ‘2%. Nice, but a fringe player.’ That ignores the exponential growth, which means it is only six doublings or [12] years from 100%.”

Two years ago Kurzweil presented this to the Prime Minister of Israel, he said, who had attended his class at the MIT Sloan School in the 1970s. Kurzweil said the prime minster asked him a question.

“Ray, do we have enough sunlight to do this with a doubling seven more times?’” Kurzweil recalled. He said he replied, “’Yes. After we double seven more times, and meeting 100% of the world’s energy needs, we’ll still be using only one part in 10,000 of the sunlight that we have.’”

“It’s not true we’re running out of energy,” Kurzweil said before moving on to another topic. “We’re only running out of resources if we stick with 19th century technologies.”

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wednesday's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. The path of least resistance for equities is up at this time of year.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tuesday's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. The AAPL bomb went off after-hours, resulting in an 8% drop in the stock.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Monday's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. Fear of Fed hiking rates sent stocks lower on Monday

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Last week's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes #WeekendAnalysis have been updated on the website. Stocks still maintain an uptrend, but not in a bull market.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Thursday's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. Expected weakness in stocks is likely only short term.

Wednesday's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. Weakness in stocks should be only temporary here.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Tuesday's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. Is IBM the canary in the coal mine, at least for tech stocks?

Monday, April 18, 2016

Monday's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. Is oil resuming its bear market trend? It should act like the dog which caught the bus.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Last Week's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. Later in the day, an update to our #WeekendAnalysis.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Thursday's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. What will a rally in the dollar do to commodities?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Wednesday's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. Which leading index is due for an important change-in-trend on Monday?

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tuesday's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. Stocks love it when the Fed buys them.

Monday's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. Today's decline fits well with our seasonal pattern for a major opportunity coming up.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Friday's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. A significant seasonal change-in-trend is coming soon to the equity market.

Friday, April 08, 2016

Thursday's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. A significant seasonal low appears to be setting up in the equity market.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Wednesday's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. What a bellwether stock is telling us about the economy.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Tuesday's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. The Fed continues to push asset prices with Fed Juice.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Monday's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. Expected consolidation in equity doesn't preclude a higher high this week.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Last Week's Results In The Wall Street Bucket Shops

#SubscriberNotes have been updated on the website. Seasonality tells us to expect taxday to be significant for the equity market.