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How Brexit party won Euro elections on social media – simple, negative messages to older voters

Michael Savage 5-6 minutes Analysis highlights key to success of Farage party and identifies dozens of pro-Brexit bot accounts Nigel Farage speaking at an event during the European election campaign. Photograph: Rebecca Naden/Reuters The Brexit party used simple messaging, an active social media presence and a “overwhelmingly negative” attack to win the online battle before the European elections, according to a new analysis of the campaign. Nigel Farage’s party accounted for 51% of all shared content on Facebook and Twitter during the campaign, despite only producing 13% of the content. The analysis, by the 89up digital agency, said the “scale of their success went beyond what we were expecting”. Meanwhile, Change UK, made up of pro-Remain former Labour and Tory MPs, were the losers of the internet campaign. Despite spending more than £100,000 on 1,000 Facebook ads in the week

Gerald Celente Video | Gold Glowing, War DrumOriginally Published on June 21, 2018

Market Insider I Stocks making the biggest moves midday: Caesars, Deere, Hostess, Sally Beauty

Fred Imbert 3-4 minutes A Dunkin’ location in Brooklyn, New York. Scott Mlyn | CNBC Check out the companies making headlines midday Monday: Ulta Beauty , Sally Beauty — Shares of the beauty products companies fell after Amazon launched its own beauty store for professionals . Ulta shares slid more than 3% while Sally Beauty’s stock dropped more than 12%. International Paper — International Paper shares fell 2.6% after a Stephens analyst downgraded the stock to equal weight from overweight, citing unpredictability in containerboard pricing, which the analyst said had decreased investor confidence. Bristol-Myers Squibb — The pharmaceutical company’s stock dropped more than 7% after Bristol announced its $74 billion acquisition of Celgene has been delayed until the end of the year or in early 2020. The two companies had said the deal would close in the third quarter of 2019. Bristol also reported disappointing phase 3 results

Article I Opinion I Technical indicators are bullish as stock market benchmarks attempt new highs

Lawrence G. McMillan 10-13 minutes The prospect of lower interest rates in Europe and the U.S. has driven the stock market into a bullish stampede. And, now, overbought conditions are beginning to appear. However, from a broader perspective, there is too much talk on financial TV about euphoria and how the rally can’t last. That kind of talk raises the possibility of much higher prices before a meaningful correction sets in. But those things are too vague to measure; we will stick with our indicators, which are still bullish. The S&P 500 Index

Market Insider I Stocks making the biggest moves premarket: Caesars Entertainment, Dunkin', Spotify, Deere & more

Fred Imbert 3-4 minutes Video slot machines at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada. George Rose | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: Caesars Entertainment — The casino operator’s stock surged more than 16% in the premarket after Caesars agreed to be bought out by Eldorado Resorts for $17.3 billion in cash and stock , including debt. Dunkin’ Brands — An analyst at Wedbush upgraded Dunkin’ Brands to “outperform” from “neutral,” and raised his price target on the stock to $92 per share from $76 a share. The analyst said Dunkin’s same-store sales are at an inflection point “that is underappreciated by the Street.” Dunkin’ shares rose 1.3% to $80.55 per share. Hostess Brands — Hostess Brands was upgraded to “buy” from “neutral” by an analyst at UBS. The analyst cited accelerating sales, the acquisition of a Chicago Bakery facility and strong free cash flow growth for the upgrade. Hostess

News,I Market News I Why Safe Haven News,I Market News I Why Safe Haven Gold ETFs Are Soaring as Trump-Xi Trade Talks LoomGold ETFs Are Soaring as Trump-Xi Trade Talks Loom

By Matthew Johnston 4-5 minutes Gold ETFs , widely regarded as safe havens when equities are expected to fall, are soaring in tandem with the precious metal itself even as stocks reach record highs. The SPDR Gold Shares ETF ( GLD ), VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF ( GDX ), SPDR Gold Minishares Trust ( GLDM ), iShares Gold Trust ETF ( IAU ) and the GraniteShares Gold ETF ( BAR ) have all taken off over the past month as gold reaches highs not seen since 2013, according to Barron’s . One of the main drivers of the recent gold rush is the continuing uncertainty surrounding the U.S.–China  trade war and the potential economic fallout. All eyes will be on U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping as the two leaders are expected to meet at some point during the  G-20 summit, which is set to kick off Friday in Japan. An unfruitful meeting could result in additional tariffs, adding further weight on global trade and equity

World News I Pompeo visits Saudi Arabia as U.S. prods Iran for talks

reuters.com Stephen Kalin 3-4 minutes RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince on Monday amid heightened tensions with Tehran after President Donald Trump called off a military strike to retaliate for Iran’s downing of a U.S. drone. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks to the media at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. June 23, 2019, before boarding a plane headed to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Jacquelyn Martin/Pool via REUTERS Pompeo thanked King Salman for meeting him on “such short notice” at their talks in the Saudi city of Jeddah, according to a pool report of journalists traveling with him. In reply, the king called Pompeo a “dear friend”. Pompeo then met Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s de facto ruler, for a working lunch. The top U.S. diplomat had told reporters before departing on a trip to Saudi Arabia and the Unit

Futures Indication I Dow futures higher amid growing tensions between Iran and the US

Silvia Amaro 1-2 minutes U.S. stock index futures were higher Monday morning, as traders monitor geopolitical tensions, in particular between the United States and Iran. At around 05:23 a.m. ET, Dow futures rose 51 points, indicating a positive open of more than 17 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were both seen marginally higher. Investors are following developments in the trade war between the U.S. and China, after the Chinese government said it would like Washington to stop “inappropriate” action against Chinese firms. However, market players are also heavily focused on geopolitics and in the escalating tensions between Iran and the U.S. Over the weekend, President Trump announced that the U.S. will impose “major” additional sanctions on Iran on Monday but Iran dismissed the threat as “just propaganda.” On the data front, the calendar is thin with Dallas Fed manufacturing data due at 10:30 a.m. ET. There are no majo

Politics I New Sanctions Coming on Iran But Trump Would Be Happy to Talk

By Mark Niquette 7-8 minutes The U.S. plans to announce more sanctions against Iran, but President Donald Trump is also willing to negotiate with Iranian leaders with “no preconditions” to ensure the Islamic Republic never acquires a nuclear weapon. The president’s comments were echoed by Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, who on Sunday referenced a “significant set of new sanctions” to come on Monday as he prepared to visit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates for talks to rally “a global coalition to push back against Iran.” Some 80% of the Iranian economy is already sanctioned, and the new ones will be a further effort to ensure that Tehran’s ability to grow its economy “becomes more and more difficult,” Pompeo told reporters. “The world will know that the U.S. campaign to deny Iran resources for its nuclea

Gerald Celente Video I Trump Trumps Up "Evil" Originally Published on June 14, 2019

Stocks Growth I Pot Stocks I Canopy Growth earnings show decline in recreational pot sales from launch of legal weed in Canada

Max A. Cherney 6-8 minutes The world’s largest pot company said Thursday that recreational pot sales in Canada declined from the previous quarter, but continued to promise increased production of marijuana to meet demand. Canopy Growth Corp. CGC, +2.20%

Markets I How did the Markets Close on Thursday 20, June 2019 | Asia, Europe, and US Markets Closing Report on Thursday 20, June 2019.

                                   ASIA China shares jump as Fed hints at rate cut; 10-year Treasury yield drops below 2% Eustance Huang 5-6 minutes Stocks in Asia were higher on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged overnight but opened the door to rate cuts on the horizon. Mainland Chinese shares surged on the day, with the Shanghai composite adding 2.38% to about 2,987.12 and the Shenzhen component 2.34% higher to 9,134.96, while the Shenzhen composite gained 1.954% to 1,556.60. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index rose 1.1% as shares of Chinese tech behemoth Tencent jumped 1.56%. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.6% to close at 21,462.86, with shares of index heavyweight Softbank Group soaring 2.59%, while the Topix advanced 0.3% to end its trading day at 1,559.90. The moves in Tokyo came as the Bank of Japan kept interest rates unchanged, emphasizing global risks were rising over issues such as the ongoing trade tensions . “

FX I Currencies I Dovish Fed spurs dollar's biggest two-day drop in a year.

3 minutes Antara Foto | Hafidz Mubarak via Reuters The U.S. dollar sank against its rivals on Thursday, putting it on track for its biggest two-day drop in a year after the Federal Reserve signaled it was ready to cut interest rates as early as next month. The Fed joined global peers such as the European Central Bank and the Reserve Bank of Australia this week in signaling that more policy stimulus is needed to maintain growth. That fueled a rally in higher-yielding currencies such as the Australian dollar and the Korean won. “Certainly the market has taken this as a dovish turn and as a reason to sell dollars,” said Lee Ferridge, head of macro strategy for North America at State Street. “The theme of the day is going to stay with the dollar under pressure.” The dollar fell 0.47% against a basket of its rivals to 96.66, putting it on course for its biggest two-day losing streak since February 2018. It also retreated to a six-month

Energy I Oil I Oil Price Report I Oil prices jump more than 5% after Trump says Iran made a 'very big mistake'

Thomas Franck 3-4 minutes Oil jumped as much as 6% on Thursday after Iran shot down a U.S. military drone , prompting President Donald Trump to blast Tehran on Twitter and fueling concerns of a conflict between the two countries. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude rose $2.79, or 5.19%, to $56.55 a barrel as of 12:58 p.m. ET, down from a 6% surge around 10 a.m. ET. Brent crude , the global benchmark, was up $2.32 — a 3.7% increase — at $64.16 a barrel. Trump took to Twitter Thursday morning to criticize what U.S. officials say was Iran’s attack on a U.S. surveillance drone earlier in the day, saying that Tehran made a “very big mistake.” Trump said later Thursday that the public will “find out” about whether the U.S. plans to retaliate with a military strike, but said he finds it “hard to believe it was intentional.” The drone downing came amid a standoff between Washington and Tehran, stemming from the Trump administration’s decision