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Trump, TikTok, Twitter and the European Union

Trump says TikTok sanctions could come in weeks, Twitter deals with the fallout of arguably its worst hack and the EU strikes down its U.S. data transfer agreement.

Postmates

Highlights from the Week of July 6, 2020

Mergers galore, Payment Protection Program misuse, TikTok’s hot water and Wirecard’s fraud. Plus, a look at small business recovery and Covid-19’s latest impact.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Tesla, United Airlines and Wirecard

Tesla announces it’s close to self-driving cars, United Airlines prepares for mass layoffs and Wirecard might be in the middle of another fraud.

Apple CEO Tim Cook in a meeting with President Donald Trump

Morning Cents: July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020 – Tech CEOs agree to testify, Zoom misses its transparency deadline and private equity firms sweat out their misuse of PPP funds.

Morning Cents: July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020 – Airbus cuts jobs, Tribune Publishing fights off certain death and Tik Tok prepares to battle fake accounts. Today’s newsletter 1,320 words,

Morning Cents: June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020 – Uber sets its sights on Postmates, freelancers struggle in L.A. and the U.S. halts high-tech exports to Hong Kong. Today’s newsletter

Morning Cents: June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020 – Banks can’t tell who’s creditworthy, remdesivir’s hefty price tag and BP’s big sale. Today’s newsletter 1,216 words, an 8-minute read. Let’s

Morning Cents: June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020 – Covid-19 surges in young people, hydrogen fuel’s popularity continues to skyrocket and Bain Capital bets on Virgin Australia and the airline

Morning Cents: June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020 – U.S. coronavirus cases accelerate, Google enters the news business and aviation tariffs decimate the wine industry. Today’s newsletter 1,319 words, a

Morning Cents: June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020 – Colleges spend millions on pandemic safety measures, Dell explores a spinoff for VMware and Facebook’s German antitrust troubles. Today’s newsletter 1,230

Morning Cents: June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020 – Apple’s new chip, the multi-billion-dollar industry arising from the pandemic and the largest European fraud in recent memory. Today’s newsletter is

Morning Cents: June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020 – A Chapter 11 wave like no other, the reshaping of globalized trade and Oracle’s massive data breach that could include all

Morning Cents: June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020 – Trump’s battle with social media, the airline industry’s quest to return to the skies and Apple triples down on its anti-competition

Morning Cents: June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020 – Aunt Jemima’s retirement, massive American loan forbearance and the Bank of England’s plan to step up. Today’s newsletter is 1134 words,

Morning Cents: June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020 – Pacific Gas & Electric pleads guilty, DoorDash battles legal trouble and the Trump Administration continues its fight against internet companies. Today’s

Institutional Research (June 16, 2020)

Macro Strategy Was it the briefest recession ever? Jobless claims suggest recession ended & recovery began in April. Unusual for a recession, personal income rose sharply

Morning Cents: June 16, 2020

June 16, 2020 – The Federal Reserve gets ready to spend, Apple’s antitrust troubles and Trump’s massive infrastructure proposal. Today’s newsletter is 1,143 words, a

Morning Cents: June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020 – Quibi’s murky future, Deutsche Bank’s comeback and a short-lived milk boom. Today’s newsletter is 1175 words, a 7-minute read. Let’s get

A Couple More Cents: Week of June 8, 2020

June Fed Open Market Committee (FOMC) Meeting Provided guidance on its asset purchases, committing to increase its Treasury and MBS holdings “at least at the

Morning Cents: June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020 – DoorDash secures funding, Comparing Covid to SARS and antitrust worries on Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy. Today’s newsletter is 1,162 words, a

Morning Cents: June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020 – The rise of Tulsa’s startup economy, Nikola’s long road ahead and Facebook making an effort to provide goodwill. We’re trying things

WSJ: June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020 – The African American Job Market, Protesting With Healthcare Concerns and Fed Economic Projections. Today’s newsletter is 1087 words, a 6-minute read.

WSJ: June 9, 2020

June 9, 2020 – The U.S. plans to levy oil tanker sanctions, calls to defund the police around the country continue and man, baseball blew

WSJ: June 8, 2020

Inside this issue: Fed Yield Caps, Movie Theaters Reopening and Oil Prices Wobbling Today’s newsletter is 1172 words, a 6-minute read. Let’s get to it:

WSJ: June 5, 2020

Dang! The DJIA rose +3.15% today! And the reason why it surged is going to be the theme of today’s report. Buckle up! Let’s talk

WSJ: June 4, 2020

Can y’all believe it’s June? I swear it feels like it was just 2 weeks ago when I got the “go work from home” notice

WSJ: June 3, 2020

*in a Spiderman costume* It it Wednesday my dudes! U.S. to Block Chinese Airline Flights to and From U.S.The US plans to block Chinese airlines from

COVID Observations (June 3, 2020)

I took a look at state-by-state data today and it’s really interesting. It looks like a few states are seeing an increasing trend in new

WSJ: June 2, 2020

Taco tuuuuuuesday! As my guy Lebron James might say. Protests Resume Over George Floyd Death as Cities Tighten CurfewsProtesters began marching on US cities again

WSJ: June 1, 2020

What an eventful weekend all around the country – here in Nashville protesters attempted to burn down our historic courthouse Saturday night. Let’s take a

Economic Week Ahead (June 1, 2020)

The focus this week will be on May’s economic report on Friday Expectations are that the unemployment rate will increase to a post-WWII high of

WSJ: May 29, 2020

It’s finally Friday – time to relax. Everyone enjoy their weekends! Consumer Spending Fell a Record 13.6% in AprilUS consumer spending (the economy’s main engine)

Economic Perspectives (May 28, 2020)

COVID-19: In the US the daily number of new cases is trending downwards NY still has the highest number of new cases with ~17,000 over

WSJ: May 28, 2020

Thirsty Thursday – the day of the week where it’s okay to get drunk on a work-night. Unfortunately, I’ll just be sipping coffee tonight as

WSJ: May 27, 2020

Strap in boys & girls – a ton of things caught my eye today while reading the WSJ so this is going to be a

WSJ: May 26, 2020

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day Weekend and they’re ready for the week ahead. Time for your daily dose of the Wall Street Journal

WSJ: May 25, 2020

For Economy, Worst of Coronavirus Shutdowns May Be OverRecovering air travel, hotel bookings and mortgage applications are among the early signs the US economy is

The week ahead (May 25, 2020)

I know it’s a short Memorial Day holiday week for those of us in the US, but there’s still going to be economic data coming

WSJ: May 22, 2020

What’s that smell? You smell that? Smells like a 3 day weekend to me! Everyone be safe this weekend and have fun. Companies Confront the

WSJ: May 21, 2020

Every Thursday we get a bit more insight into the job market, and today is no different. Workers File 2.4 Million Unemployment Claims Workers filed

WSJ: May 20, 2020

May 20th, 2020 – the day someone close to the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, moved 50 BTC that was mined in 2009. Just a

April Fed (FOMC) minutes recap

The FOMC has become increasingly concerned about persistent negative effects from COVID on the economy Fed seemed more pessimistic about medium-term implications and the possibility

WSJ: May 19, 2020

Hi everyone and thank you all for the warm welcomes in my DMs – if I can be of any help or if you have

Institutional Research: May 18, 2020

What you need to know for the week ahead Eyes will again be on Fed Chair Powell’s testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday

WSJ: May 18, 2020

Hi everyone – Some of you may recognize me from TikTok – my name is Austin Hankwitz (@austinhankwitz) and I’ve recently joined forces with Justin

Research Tidbits (May 13, 2020)

Driving Recovery Apple Maps data show Driving activity in the US has continued a dramatic recovery Countries less affected like Germany continue to see a

What you need to know from the WSJ today

Fauci Warns of ‘Needless Suffering and Death’ if U.S. Reopens Too Quickly Health Officials to Testify on Reopening to Senate Committee Health officials, including Dr.

The Week Ahead

The stock market has ignored historically bad unemployment and needs to take into account record-setting declines in core CPI inflation and retail sales and industrial

A “bull” case for the stock market

I don’t actually disagree with them that Wall Street folks love to be bearish because it makes them sound more intellectual. As with most things,

Postmates

Highlights from the Week of July 6, 2020

Mergers galore, Payment Protection Program misuse, TikTok’s hot water and Wirecard’s fraud. Plus, a look at small business recovery and Covid-19’s latest impact.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk

Tesla, United Airlines and Wirecard

Tesla announces it’s close to self-driving cars, United Airlines prepares for mass layoffs and Wirecard might be in the middle of another fraud.

Apple CEO Tim Cook in a meeting with President Donald Trump

Morning Cents: July 2, 2020

July 2, 2020 – Tech CEOs agree to testify, Zoom misses its transparency deadline and private equity firms sweat out their misuse of PPP funds.

Morning Cents: July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020 – Airbus cuts jobs, Tribune Publishing fights off certain death and Tik Tok prepares to battle fake accounts. Today’s newsletter 1,320 words,

Morning Cents: June 30, 2020

June 30, 2020 – Uber sets its sights on Postmates, freelancers struggle in L.A. and the U.S. halts high-tech exports to Hong Kong. Today’s newsletter

Morning Cents: June 29, 2020

June 29, 2020 – Banks can’t tell who’s creditworthy, remdesivir’s hefty price tag and BP’s big sale. Today’s newsletter 1,216 words, an 8-minute read. Let’s

Morning Cents: June 26, 2020

June 26, 2020 – Covid-19 surges in young people, hydrogen fuel’s popularity continues to skyrocket and Bain Capital bets on Virgin Australia and the airline

Morning Cents: June 25, 2020

June 25, 2020 – U.S. coronavirus cases accelerate, Google enters the news business and aviation tariffs decimate the wine industry. Today’s newsletter 1,319 words, a

Morning Cents: June 24, 2020

June 24, 2020 – Colleges spend millions on pandemic safety measures, Dell explores a spinoff for VMware and Facebook’s German antitrust troubles. Today’s newsletter 1,230

Morning Cents: June 23, 2020

June 23, 2020 – Apple’s new chip, the multi-billion-dollar industry arising from the pandemic and the largest European fraud in recent memory. Today’s newsletter is

Morning Cents: June 22, 2020

June 22, 2020 – A Chapter 11 wave like no other, the reshaping of globalized trade and Oracle’s massive data breach that could include all

Morning Cents: June 19, 2020

June 19, 2020 – Trump’s battle with social media, the airline industry’s quest to return to the skies and Apple triples down on its anti-competition

Morning Cents: June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020 – Aunt Jemima’s retirement, massive American loan forbearance and the Bank of England’s plan to step up. Today’s newsletter is 1134 words,

Morning Cents: June 17, 2020

June 17, 2020 – Pacific Gas & Electric pleads guilty, DoorDash battles legal trouble and the Trump Administration continues its fight against internet companies. Today’s

Institutional Research (June 16, 2020)

Macro Strategy Was it the briefest recession ever? Jobless claims suggest recession ended & recovery began in April. Unusual for a recession, personal income rose sharply

Morning Cents: June 16, 2020

June 16, 2020 – The Federal Reserve gets ready to spend, Apple’s antitrust troubles and Trump’s massive infrastructure proposal. Today’s newsletter is 1,143 words, a

Morning Cents: June 15, 2020

June 15, 2020 – Quibi’s murky future, Deutsche Bank’s comeback and a short-lived milk boom. Today’s newsletter is 1175 words, a 7-minute read. Let’s get

A Couple More Cents: Week of June 8, 2020

June Fed Open Market Committee (FOMC) Meeting Provided guidance on its asset purchases, committing to increase its Treasury and MBS holdings “at least at the

Morning Cents: June 12, 2020

June 12, 2020 – DoorDash secures funding, Comparing Covid to SARS and antitrust worries on Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy. Today’s newsletter is 1,162 words, a

Morning Cents: June 11, 2020

June 11, 2020 – The rise of Tulsa’s startup economy, Nikola’s long road ahead and Facebook making an effort to provide goodwill. We’re trying things

WSJ: June 10, 2020

June 10, 2020 – The African American Job Market, Protesting With Healthcare Concerns and Fed Economic Projections. Today’s newsletter is 1087 words, a 6-minute read.

WSJ: June 9, 2020

June 9, 2020 – The U.S. plans to levy oil tanker sanctions, calls to defund the police around the country continue and man, baseball blew

WSJ: June 8, 2020

Inside this issue: Fed Yield Caps, Movie Theaters Reopening and Oil Prices Wobbling Today’s newsletter is 1172 words, a 6-minute read. Let’s get to it:

WSJ: June 5, 2020

Dang! The DJIA rose +3.15% today! And the reason why it surged is going to be the theme of today’s report. Buckle up! Let’s talk

WSJ: June 4, 2020

Can y’all believe it’s June? I swear it feels like it was just 2 weeks ago when I got the “go work from home” notice

WSJ: June 3, 2020

*in a Spiderman costume* It it Wednesday my dudes! U.S. to Block Chinese Airline Flights to and From U.S.The US plans to block Chinese airlines from

COVID Observations (June 3, 2020)

I took a look at state-by-state data today and it’s really interesting. It looks like a few states are seeing an increasing trend in new

WSJ: June 2, 2020

Taco tuuuuuuesday! As my guy Lebron James might say. Protests Resume Over George Floyd Death as Cities Tighten CurfewsProtesters began marching on US cities again

WSJ: June 1, 2020

What an eventful weekend all around the country – here in Nashville protesters attempted to burn down our historic courthouse Saturday night. Let’s take a

Economic Week Ahead (June 1, 2020)

The focus this week will be on May’s economic report on Friday Expectations are that the unemployment rate will increase to a post-WWII high of

WSJ: May 29, 2020

It’s finally Friday – time to relax. Everyone enjoy their weekends! Consumer Spending Fell a Record 13.6% in AprilUS consumer spending (the economy’s main engine)

WSJ: May 28, 2020

Thirsty Thursday – the day of the week where it’s okay to get drunk on a work-night. Unfortunately, I’ll just be sipping coffee tonight as

WSJ: May 27, 2020

Strap in boys & girls – a ton of things caught my eye today while reading the WSJ so this is going to be a

WSJ: May 26, 2020

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day Weekend and they’re ready for the week ahead. Time for your daily dose of the Wall Street Journal

WSJ: May 25, 2020

For Economy, Worst of Coronavirus Shutdowns May Be OverRecovering air travel, hotel bookings and mortgage applications are among the early signs the US economy is

The week ahead (May 25, 2020)

I know it’s a short Memorial Day holiday week for those of us in the US, but there’s still going to be economic data coming

WSJ: May 22, 2020

What’s that smell? You smell that? Smells like a 3 day weekend to me! Everyone be safe this weekend and have fun. Companies Confront the

WSJ: May 21, 2020

Every Thursday we get a bit more insight into the job market, and today is no different. Workers File 2.4 Million Unemployment Claims Workers filed

WSJ: May 20, 2020

May 20th, 2020 – the day someone close to the creator of Bitcoin, Satoshi Nakamoto, moved 50 BTC that was mined in 2009. Just a

April Fed (FOMC) minutes recap

The FOMC has become increasingly concerned about persistent negative effects from COVID on the economy Fed seemed more pessimistic about medium-term implications and the possibility

WSJ: May 19, 2020

Hi everyone and thank you all for the warm welcomes in my DMs – if I can be of any help or if you have

Institutional Research: May 18, 2020

What you need to know for the week ahead Eyes will again be on Fed Chair Powell’s testimony before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday

WSJ: May 18, 2020

Hi everyone – Some of you may recognize me from TikTok – my name is Austin Hankwitz (@austinhankwitz) and I’ve recently joined forces with Justin

Research Tidbits (May 13, 2020)

Driving Recovery Apple Maps data show Driving activity in the US has continued a dramatic recovery Countries less affected like Germany continue to see a

What you need to know from the WSJ today

Fauci Warns of ‘Needless Suffering and Death’ if U.S. Reopens Too Quickly Health Officials to Testify on Reopening to Senate Committee Health officials, including Dr.

The Week Ahead

The stock market has ignored historically bad unemployment and needs to take into account record-setting declines in core CPI inflation and retail sales and industrial

A “bull” case for the stock market

I don’t actually disagree with them that Wall Street folks love to be bearish because it makes them sound more intellectual. As with most things,

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