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Empathy has been a focus of study of mine for 2023. Most have probably realized the polarizing effects social media has had on us all, but has the technology also effected our empathy? “Empathy burnout” from social media was not a topic I had considered, but according to the statistics below is effecting a large percentage of our population.
“ A March 2022 survey conducted in the United States found that half of all Gen Z respondents said Facebook was the social media platform that contributed the most to empathy burnout. Overall, Baby boomers and Millennials also cited Facebook as the platform most responsible for a decrease in their empathy levels. Additionally, almost a third of Gen Z respondents reported Twitter as the social network most likely to lead to empathy fatigue, followed by Instagram with 20 percent. In total, three quarter of respondents stated that toxicity and misinformation on social media have decreased their empathy levels.”
My watch lists related to selling short are Bear Pen (stocks I am thinking of short) and x-Shorts (actual positions). By using the “Unique Symbols Only” feature in SlopeCharts, I am able to strip away the contents of Bear Pen to NOT include items I’m already short.
I went through these list and plucked out seven in particular I’m seriously considering shorting in the new week:
The tremendous rise on the NASDAQ last week got everyone into “The bull is BACK!” mode. Well, let’s wait and see about that. I’d like to quietly point out the important Fibonacci 23.6% level at 15284, and we managed to get to 15228 at Friday’s peak.
In order to make this post a bit most comprehensible, I’d like to make mention of the lovely little novel written in 1884 called Flatland. Most of you know of it, I would suppose, but for those who don’t, it is the tale of a world of two dimensions in which various creatures (each of them a different shape) experiences life and goes about their business. Their perception within the confines of their two-dimensional world is one-dimension, since they can only “see” the edge of any other given inhabitant of their domain. Social status is governed by the number of sides one has, with the highest priestly caste living as a circle. Assessing the relative status of another citizen is accomplished by the two shapes rolling against one another, carefully gauging just how many sides the other fellow possesses so you know how to behave.