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Goldman warns machines will ugly up the next selloff — but here’s your silver lining

“The danger is once HFTs start pulling liquidity out of the market, others follow, and then it gets ugly” writes Markets Reporter for marketwatch.com. Not a bad time, then, to take a look at whether the market’s itchy finger is jerked by emotion or machines.And as Goldman points out, it’s not clear who will step into provide liquidity when the market needs it most. (Certainly, central banks seem less keen, these days.) Is there a silver lining?.  Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Nate Silver: Odds slim that Trump obstruction probe ending Sept. 1 won’t impact 2018 midterms

“Polling guru Nate Silver cast doubt on Trump lawyer Rudy Giualini’s confidence about there being a way to avoid an impact on the 2018 midterms if special counsel Robert Mueller reaches his goal of wrapping up his probe into whether President Trump obstructed the Russia investigation by Sept. 1” writes Ap Photo Nam for washingtonexaminer.com. If he wrapped his report *today*, then *maybe* the story would be stale by the election. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Dell remains focused on a VMware merger, and now it’s getting feedback from tracking stock holders

“A deal that eliminates the tracker stock could simplify a VMware merger, as Dell could then negotiate a straight 1-for-1 exchange ratio with VMware holders” writes Alex Sherman for cnbc.com. Dell added a fourth possible option — “a potential conversion of shares of Class V Common Stock of Dell into shares of DHI Common Stock of Dell.”. Dell wants to know whether these owners would prefer to hold complete shares of Dell, rather than shares of a stock that tracks only the performance of VMware within Dell.Dell has begun talking…

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How the History of the Roman Empire Is Hidden in Arctic Ice

“The more lead in the atmosphere, the researchers deduced, the more silver was being refined from Roman mines” writes Avery Thompson for popularmechanics.com. In this case, the researchers were looking for traces of lead: Roman mines that produced lead also produced silver, and the process of refining that silver emitted large amounts of lead into the atmosphere. Source: popularmechanics.com Share This:

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Gold heads for fifth loss in six sessions

“Gold futures edged lower Monday, as a rise in Treasury yields helped put the metal on track for a fifth loss in six sessions, even as a popular gauge for the dollar headed lower” writes Markets Commodities Reporter for marketwatch.com. Higher Treasury yields can spell weakness for gold which, like other commodities, offers no yield.June gold GCM8, -0.09% fell $1.30, or 0.1%, to $1,319.40 an ounce after tapping an intraday high of $1,322.40.In other metals trading, July silver SIN8, -0.46%  fell 0.5% to $16.67 an ounce after a gain of…

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Britain’s Zoopla, PrimeLocation bought by Silver Lake for $3 billion

“(Reuters) – Silver Lake is buying Zoopla and PrimeLocation owner ZPG (ZPG.L) for 2.2 billion pounds ($3 billion), landing the Daily Mail publishing group a 642 million pound windfall for cashing out of online property portals” writes Rahul B for reuters.com. ZPG itself made a 460-million pound takeover offer for Gocompare.Com Group Plc (GOCO.L), which the price comparison website operator rejected in January.Silver Lake, with around $39 billion in assets under management, said ZPG, whose websites and apps attract more than 50 million visits a month, was a great growth…

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Silver Lake to buy property websites Zoopla, PrimeLocation for $3 billion

“Under the terms of the deal, each ZPG shareholder would get 490 pence in cash, which implies a premium of 31 percent to ZPG’s Thursday close, Silver Lake said in a statement on Friday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. ZPG’s largest shareholder and publisher of Britain’s Daily Mail newspaper, Daily Mail and General Trust (DMGT) , said it gave an irrevocable undertaking to accept Silver Lake’s offer in respect of its entire holding — which amounts to 29.8 percent of ZPG’s issued share capital. The deal is expected to…

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Athletics: Coleman to miss Shanghai race for ‘precautionary reasons’

“(Reuters) – American Christian Coleman, the 60 meters indoor world record holder, will miss Saturday’s high-profile 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Shanghai due to “precautionary reasons”, his coach said” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Organizers of the meeting had said on Sunday that both world 100m silver medallist Coleman and Jamaican double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson were “dealing with physical issues that prevent them from participating”. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Russian Medvedeva to work with Canadian coach Orser

“MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva, who won silver at this year’s Pyeongchang Olympics, has parted ways with long-time coach Eteri Tutberidze and will start working with Canadian Brian Orser, she said on Monday” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Orser, twice Olympic silver medalist, coaches some of the world’s leading figure skaters, including Japan’s double Olympic men’s champion Yuzuru Hanyu. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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