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I live in a very tech-y household, which probably doesn’t come as a surprise. I’ve lived in the Silicon Valley the vast majority of my life, and I’ve been mixed up in tech since I was a kid. And by “mixed up”, I don’t mean playing video games. I mean writing published books about computers starting at the age of sixteen. Technology is a big deal to me and, now, my family.
Thus, if there are tech products in our house that are ignored, it’s worth noting. For example, last Christmas we got our oldest child some virtual reality goggles. My boy is VERY tech-focused, but he used them on Christmas, thought they were really cool………..and hasn’t touched them since. The same goes for the rest of the family. We all tried it, were really excited……..and then set them down to collect dust for the past eight months. (more…)
The next G-20 Summit Conference is approaching on Sept 4-5 in China, which is interesting if only because the Chinese Yuan has weakened precipitously vs the USD in the past week or so.
On Aug 22, USD/Yuan was “trading” at 6.59, but today it is trading at 6.68, which is just a few ticks from its July 13 multi-year USD high (Yuan low) at 6.71.
Here’s your swing-trading watch-list:
Short AES Corp (AES)