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Live Blog: Thursday, August 10, 2017

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Live Blog: Thursday, August 10, 2017




Stock Market opened lower overall, due to continued tensions between the United States and North Korea.

Defense stocks, however, continue to rise amidst the tensions and threats coming from North Korea.

Now supposedly Kim Jong Un, the North Korean dictator behind all this, has the gout. And, they say it’s because he developed an addiction to a swiss cheese called Emmental! You notice how he’s been gaining weight in the last few years? Maybe his discomfort and ill-health transfers through his aggression? Who knows! But have noticed in the latest footage of Kim Jong Un that he walks with a slight limp, as if trying to hide his gout.

Anyway, on to stock market stuff…

6:53am – After 15 minutes of trading so far, the market indexes are down on continued threats made by North Korea. The portfolio is down overall, and the only stocks in the green are:

  • Raytheon Unfortunately, we could not get stock quote RTN this time.
  • Boeing Unfortunately, we could not get stock quote BA this time.
  • McDonald’s Unfortunately, we could not get stock quote MCD this time.
  • CVS Pharmacy Unfortunately, we could not get stock quote CVS this time..

7:40am – Walmart Unfortunately, we could not get stock quote WMT this time. shares are trading lower today, possibly due to the news that it placed a Back-to-School sign over its guns section at one of its stores. Yes, that is tactless and distasteful. No question about it.

Check out: Walmart apologizes for back-to-school banner placed over gun display

8:35am – According to Bloomberg, Apron is the IPO bust of the decade, and their stock is worth far less than one of the company’s meals! Apron Unfortunately, we could not get stock quote APRN this time. Ouch…

12:46pm – Well, it’s been a pretty ‘down’ day on the stock market today. The only portfolio stocks in the green so far are: McDonald’s Unfortunately, we could not get stock quote MCD this time. and Johnson & Johnson Unfortunately, we could not get stock quote JNJ this time..

Okay, I know McDonald’s is basically fast food, and I’m a vegan who’s trying to focus on healthy living, but as a company McDonald’s is doing quite well, so investment-wise it’s a good buy.

More later…

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Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

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