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The Movie Studio Inc. (MVES) Disruptive VOD Technology Gaining Ground Via Advertising Agreement with eStreamTV
Full launch of app expected in fall 2020, campaigns to follow on Instagram and Facebook Revenue strategy includes both paid membership and “free” content with advertising
DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO) Platform Meets Patients’, Physicians’ Remote Care Needs Amid Pandemic
The company’s Remote Patient Monitoring (“RPM”) technology reports patient data to care providers in the clinical setting and if necessary provides occasional “nudges” to patients to maintain their level of care DarioHealth began working in North America with two agreements announced in June, and in July began offering its solutions to the United Kingdom and Ireland thanks to a third agreement Such remote services have been increasingly in demand amid the ongoing global pandemic, regarded as a solution for minimizing the risk of exposure to viral infections and improving hospitals’ capacity to accept the most critical care needs
The Movie Studio Inc. (MVES) Benefits as Film Libraries See Valuations Skyrocket
The Movie Studio has sought to augment its film library through purchase of various motion picture films in last 5 years Increasingly, VOD platforms and cable tv channels are competing to license unique film, tv show assets in bid to increase subscriber base With movie assets commanding higher licensing fees and sale prices, MVES is poised to benefit from revaluation of its film library assets
TOP 10 ACTIVIST SHORT CALLS THAT PAID OFF BIG TIME IN H1 2020
Those shorting stocks during the COVID-19 pandemic have made more than $50 billion in profits. Billionaire Bill Ackman recently said that activist short sellers are far more efficient than regulators at unearthing corporate frauds, and that regulators should work with short sellers. Here we take a look at the top 10 best performing activist short calls in the first half of 2020 that paid off big time.
MOHNISH PABRAI AND HIS FAVORITE TECH STOCK, MICRON (Q2 LETTER)
In his latest letter to investors, Mohnish Pabrai warned about the perils of buying stocks at high prices. He explained that it’s possible to overpay for even the market’s most promising companies. Giving Microsoft as an example, Pabrai noted:
TRUMP WHITE HOUSE ACCELERATING TOWARD A DOLLAR CRISIS
As US economy is heading toward its disastrous 2nd quarter results, the Trump administration is considering the expansion of the trade war to finance, which could destabilize the US dollar and derail the post-pandemic global economy.
PULLBACK FROM RECORD HIGH GOLD PRICE NEEDED FOR $2,000 AN OUNCE
The gold price reached a new record high this week, beating the previous record set on Sept. 5, 2011. The gold price kept rising past the record high to new heights as the week wore on, and now the $1,940 record that was set on July 28 appears to have become the new floor for the price amid today’s pullback.
The Alkaline Water Company Inc. (CSE: WTER) (NASDAQ: WTER) is “One to Watch”
The company has become known for its innovative, state-of-the-art proprietary electrolysis beverage process that enhances its products with trace Himalayan minerals and electrolytes and delivers perfect 8.8 pH balanced alkaline drinking water. The company’s two leading products – Alkaline88 and A88 Infused – are available at more than 70,000 major retail locations across the United States. The Alkaline Water Company reported record sales in March and April 2020, surpassing March and April 2019 numbers by 114% and 171% respectively. The company recently launched a new product line: A88CBD. This line of CBD-infused products includes tinctures, capsules, gummies, salves, balms, hand and foot lotions, essential oils, bath bombs and bath salts, as well as CBD-infused drinks, water and beverage shots. The Alkaline Water Company has implemented an aggressive growth strategy with numerous organic initiatives focused on national, multichannel mass-market expansion. Annual bottled water sales have now surpassed soda consumption. Some research indicates that the global bottled water market will reach an estimated $280 billion this year, while the CBD market is forecast to top $20 billion by 2024.
Predictive Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: POAI) Subsidiary Announces First Commercial Sale of Unique Ovarian-Cancer-Cell Media
Predictive’s proprietary media allows researchers around the world to isolate, culture ovarian cancer cell types, leading to new targets for treatment The TumorGenesis media retain more than 95% of the DNA and RNA as well as crucial proteomic signatures
Net Element Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) Proposed Merger with Mullen Technologies Expected to Accelerate Development of Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Facility
Growth in electric vehicles expected to drive oil demand down by 13.7 million barrels per day Proposed manufacturing facility comprises 1.3 million square feet, creation of 55 jobs at startup with up to 863 jobs created by 2026
WHEN QUINTESSENTIAL CAPITAL TALKS MARKETS RESPOND
ValueWalk will hold the next Contrarian Investor Virtual Conference on Aug. 11, and Gabriel Grego of Quintessential Capital will be among those presenting new ideas. Among the short ideas Grego has presented previously are Akazoo, Bio-on, Aphria, Foli Follie, Globo and AAC Holdings (data via Breakout POINT).
European countries pay the most alcohol tax globally
Tax is a fact of life. Whether you’re a business accountant dealing with online invoice requests or a customer making a single purchase in a shop, tax is an integral part of our economy that everyone is aware of.