79-year-old woman sentenced to 10 days in jail for feeding stray cats

Nancy Segula of Garfield Heights, a 79-year-old woman was sentenced to 10 days in jail, for feeding stray cats!!!

The Magistrate who sentenced her, IMHO should be fired. How about 10 days of community service, instead of 10 days in jail?

I wonder if they would let her out of jail during the day, you know like they allowed Jeffrey Epstein? Probably not, as her terrible crime of feeding cats is oh so heinous.

Having stray cats in a neighborhood helps to eliminate any problems developing with Mice and Rats.

 

Video is courtesy of the CBS 17 YouTube channel

 

Click on this link to visit AJC QAtlanta News Now website to read their news article titled: “79-year-old woman sentenced to 10 days in jail for feeding stray cats“.

Another logical option might have been for the Animal Control people to capture the cats. Instead they spent their time harassing 79 Year old Nancy Segula by giving her citations for feeding the cats.

If you could please post the links below, to as as many websites as you feel comfortable doing. The more people that become aware of this injustice the better. Maybe a good Lawyer in Ohio could help this 79 yr old lady – pro bono. The links are:
https://www.ajc.com/news/national/year-old-woman-sentenced-days-jail-for-feeding-stray-cats/BLPFXqa62gGyp4vPf7y09M/

and https://youtu.be/avhXHBZB0_4     Thanks in advance.

 

Posted by Vincent Banial

 

 

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Details about Paige Thompson, the person who allegedly hacked into Capital One

Page A. Thompson was arrested for allegedly hacking into Capital One Financial Corp’s Cloud servers and allegedly stealing  customer information. The following is some insight into the person who allegedly was able to complete such an extraordinary Hack of Capital One Financial Corp.

Click on this link to download the official Paige Thompson Indictment – 12 pages.

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From the Capital One News Release:

“Beyond the credit card application data, the individual also obtained portions of credit card customer data, including:

No bank account numbers or Social Security numbers were compromised, other than:

About 140,000 Social Security numbers of our credit card customers

About 80,000 linked bank account numbers of our secured credit card customers

For our Canadian credit card customers, approximately 1 million Social Insurance Numbers were compromised in this incident.”.

Paige used GitHub and also had a page on GitLab. She setup the GitLab page under Netcrave. She also posted using the handle “erratic”. Her GitLab page is still there. Click on this link to visit Paige’s GitLab page.

She had posted her resume on Scripd. Click on this link to view Paige Thompson’s resume.

Paige had a Twitter account which is still active. Click on this link to view Paige’s Twitter feed.

Click on this link to visit Paig Thompson’s GitHub page.

Having spent some time going over some of her web pages, I do not get the impression that Paige is into Black Hat Hacking. I get the impression of a skilled Programmer and Techie. IMHO her alleged hacking of Capital One could be a case of her testing herself and her skills. She apparently had to put her pet cat down and such an event can be traumatic. Trauma can impact one’s thinking. If she is guilty of the alleged Hack of Capital One, I have doubts whether the allegedly stolen info was placed or sold on DarkNet.

The bigger and more important question is: Why was the Firewall protecting Capital One’s Cloud resources allegedly incorrectly configured and allegedly incorrectly configured by whom. Was it the fault of Capital One or was it the fault of their Cloud Provider?

UPDATE Jul 31. Well known IT Security site KrebsOnSecurity.com has posted about the capital One Data Breach. They were able to access the Slack channel when Paige had been posting to. Slack provides “secure” private messaging within a company. I’ve used it at a job. I was not aware that slack also had “open” channels available. Will look into this. Click on this link to visit the KrebsOnSecurity website to read their post titled: “Capital One Data Theft Impacts 106M People”.

The paragraph below was from their posting. Posted under Fair Use provisions.

“KrebsOnSecurity was able to join this open Slack channel Monday evening and review many months of postings apparently made by Erratic about her personal life, interests and online explorations. One of the more interesting posts by Erratic on the Slack channel is a June 27 comment listing various databases she found by hacking into improperly secured Amazon cloud instances.”

This IMHO this points to someone who maybe did the Hacking as a challenge versus someone who would do something like this for greater criminal intent such as Extorting Capital One, or using the stolen data to apply for Credit Cards or selling the data on DarkNet markets. We’ll learn more if there is trial. If she pleads guilty, then there will be no trial.

Myself, I would like to know was responsible for the allegedly misconfigured Firewall (per the FBI).

How many other Firewalls, supposedly protecting Cloud based data may also be “misconfigured”???

 

Posted by Vincent Banial

Capital One was Hacked. Data and private info of 100 million people in the United States and 6 million in Canada was stolen.

Capital One was Hacked. Data and private info of 100 million people in the United States and 6 million in Canada was stolen. 

Capital One has posted a News Release about this incident. Click on this link to read Capital One’s News Release.

As per the FBI, allegedly a Firewall was incorrectly configured. The Hack had occurred on Mar 22 and 23rd of 2019.

A female (PAIGE A. THOMPSON) had been arrested. Click on this link to visit the US Attorney General Western District of Washington to view their info about Case MJ19-0344. You can also Download the PDF of the Indictment from their webpage. If you wish you can download the document by clicking on this link.

Approximately 140,000 US Social Security Numbers were stolen. Approximately One Million Canadian Social Insurance Numbers (SIN) were stolen.

According to the criminal complaint, THOMPSON allegedly posted on the public information sharing site GitHub about her theft of information from the Cloud servers storing Capital One data. When the FBI arrested the female who allegedly breached Capital One’s Cloud storage, the FBI executed a search warrant at THOMPSON’s residence and seized electronic storage devices containing a copy of the data. 

Video courtesy of the RT America YouTube Channel

Capital One had all this info posted to an un-named Cloud Service. The arrested female allegedly was a former Tech employee of Amazon Web Services.

Video is courtesy of the NewsBOT YouTube Channel

The Alleged female Hacker will be in court this coming Thursday (Aug 01) for a Bail Hearing.

 

Posted by Vincent Banial

The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation and 5G by Theodora Scarato

The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation and 5G by Theodora Scarato.

Video is courtesy of the The Real Truth About Health YouTube channel

New York, NY, July 22, 2019. The Advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal, representing 248 scientists from 42 nations, have resubmitted The Appeal to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Inger Andersen, requesting the UNEP reassess the potential biological impacts of next generation 4G and 5G telecommunication technologies to plants, animals and humans.

There is particular urgency at this time as new antennas will be densely located throughout residential neighborhoods using much higher frequencies, with greater biologically disruptive pulsations, more dangerous signaling characteristics, plus transmitting equipment on, and inside, homes and buildings. The Advisors to The Appeal recommend UNEP seriously weigh heavily the findings of the independent, non-industry associated EMF science

Click on this link to view the PDF file of the complete Press Release and it links to the recent letter to the UN Environment Programme (UNEP).

Click on this link to read the new article posted by Dr. Devra Davis titled: “Pending Government Immunity for Telecoms Uninsurable 5G Network?“.

Click on this link to view: The National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded in two final reports released November 1, 2018, that there is clear evidence that male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation (RFR), like that used in 2G and 3G cell phones, developed cancerous heart tumors. There was also some evidence of tumors in the brain and adrenal gland of exposed male rats.

 

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The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation by Dr. Devra Davis

What are the health effects of mobile phones and wireless radiation?

The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation by Dr. Devra Davis.

In this Dean’s Lecture, epidemiologist and electromagnetic radiation expert, Dr. Devra Davis, will outline the evolution of the mobile phone and smartphone, and provide a background to the current 19 year old radiation safety standards (SAR), policy developments and international legislation. New global studies on the health consequences of mobile/wireless radiation will be presented, including children’s exposure and risks.

Video is courtesy of the The University of Melbourne YouTube channel

 

There is also a great Time Magazine article which discussed Dr. Devra Davis’s research into Wireless radiation. Click on this link to visit the Time.com website to read their posted article titled: “Health: A Cancer Muckraker Takes on Cell Phones“.

 

Posted by Vincent Banial

Xylitol is used as a Sugar Substitute but is Extremely Toxic to Dogs

Xylitol is a sweetener which is used as a Sugar Substitute but is Extremely Toxic to Dogs. Xylitol could cause your Pet Dog’s Liver to fail and then death.

Video is courtesy of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration YouTube channel

Click on this link to visit the people.com website to read their post titled: “Dog Owners Need to Watch Out For Xylitol: Dog Dies After Eating Brownies With Sugar Substitute“.

 

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University of Guelph Researchers Unlock the Pain Relief Potential of Cannabis. Cannflavins exhibit anti-inflammatory activity that is thirty times that of Aspirin.

The research was done at the Canadian University of Guelph,  by Prof. Tariq Akhtar, Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, along with MCB professor Steven Rothstein.

Click on this link to visit the University of Guelph to read their post titled: “U of G Researchers First to Unlock Access to Pain Relief Potential of Cannabis ”.

There are two ways to offer pain relief. One way is to essentially block the pain signals from reaching the Brain. That is how Opioids work. Along with the pain relieve may come Opioid addiction. Tens of thousands of people in the USA and Canada have died from Opioid addiction overdose.

This new research provides an alternative approach to pain relief. Instead of just blocking the pain receptors in the brain, this new approach would reduce the inflation which is the source of the pain. Opioids in contrast have no impact on the inflation, as they only block the pain signals.

The University of Guelph research has found that Cannflavins exhibit anti-inflammatory activity that is thirty times that of Aspirin. Cannflavins are derived from the Cannabis Sativa plant. One aspect of this not mentioned in the research  is the low cost to grow the Cannabis plants and hence potentially reducing the cost of producing the medication from the Cannabis Sativa plants.

Cannflavin A and B are Prenylated Flavonoids that are unique to Cannabis Sativa. So what is Cannabis Sativa?  Cannabis Sativa is a specific variety of Marijuana, Cannabis or sometimes referred to as Weed. Again the researches found that Cannflavins exhibit anti-inflammatory activity that is thirty times that of Aspirin.

 

Video is courtesy of the uofguelph YouTube channel

 

Prior to Cannabis being made legal in many US States and Canada and slowly around the Globe, there was little research being done on Cannabis. Why? Since it was illegal one had to jump thru hoops to get permission to do any kind of researched related to Cannabis. Also the variety of Cannabis was limited to what was being produced by a Government Sanctioned grow lab. Many have stated that the strain available for research was more akin to Hemp than Cannabis.

My interest in the Medical Potential for Cannabis varieties was sparked by research done at the University of Madrid by Cristina Sanchez. That research proved that THC, a component of certain varieties of Cannabis, did kill Cancer Cells. THC is the Psycho-Active ingredient of certain strains of Marijuana, which gets you high. Cannabis Sativa is one variety from which one can get THC.

In the following video, Cristina Sanchez presents data showing that whole-plant cannabis extracts (pure THC) are more potent than pure Cannabinoids in producing Anti-Tumor responses in cell culture and animal models of the different sub-types of Breast Cancer.

 

Video is courtesy of the Medicinal Genomic YouTube channel

 

Please note that the Prenylated Flavonoids discussed in this new research are “NOT” Psycho-Active and will not get you high.

Click on this link to visit the Science Direct site to read the published finding of the University of Guelph Research titled: “Biosynthesis of Cannflavins A and B from Cannabis sativa L“.

It is because Cannabis was made legal in Canada, that this kind of very important research could be done.

What bothers me is that this new research is based on findings from 1985 from the US Patent 6630507 about the medical potential of components of the Cannabis Plant. That US Patent expired on April 21, 2019 and so now anyone can use this info.

From the Abstract of the US Patent 6630507:

Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes Cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention.

 

Posted by Vincent Banial

Ringo Starr joined Paul McCartney on stage at Dodgers Stadium

Paul McCartney at 77 is still touring. The concert, of the USA portion of his Freshen Up Tour, was on Saturday, July 13 at Dodgers Stadium in the Elysian Park neighborhood of Los Angeles in California. Since Sept 2018 Paul McCartney and his band had played 39 concerts in Europe, North and South America and Asia. The Tour will continue into Canada later this year.

They performed for 3 hours – yes 3 hours. After the first song of the ending Encore, a special guest joined Paul and his current Band on stage. That was Ringo Starr. Ringo played a set of drums for 2 songs.

Video courtesy of the Variety YouTube channel

 For the last song, which has 3 guitar players, Joe Walsh came on stage to play. Simply awesome. Variety did a revue and shared some video clips. Paul is almost 77. Ringo turned 79 on July 07. Both looked fit and trim. To play in front of a packed Dodgers Stadium for 3 hours and not miss a beat is unreal. This was not a Milli Vanilli type of fake voice over concert. The concert was real and the sound from the videos is awesome. Wish I could have been there.

Video is courtesy of the Cal Vid YouTube channel

Click on this link to visit Variety’s website to read their review of the Final Concert of Paul McCartney’s “Frshen Up” Tour. Their post is titled: “Concert Review: Definitely We’re Amazed by Paul McCartney’s Blowout Dodger Stadium Show”.

Chis Willaims at Variety posted something after the concert was over. Click on this line to read that post titled: “Paul McCartney Brings Ringo Starr to the Stage for End-of-Tour Surprise”.

Again, I wish I had been there to see that concert.

Paul McCartney and his Band will perform four concerts in Canada, starting in September of 2019.

Paul McCartney Canadian Tour Dates 2019:

September 17: Quebec City, QC – the Videotron Centre
September 20: Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
September 28 – Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
September 30 – Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place

 

Posted by Vincent Banial

CNE Bandshell Concerts 2019

The CNE is just around the corner in August. Lots to do there. In the evenings there are great Concerts held at the CNE Bandshell. The following is a list performers in 2019.  All Programming Subject to Change. Always confirm with the CNE when purchasing your tickets.

Fri Aug 16:
Spencer Burton
opens at around 7:30 pm
Burton Cummings and Band.

Sat Aug 17: Woodstock Tribute Weekend
A Little Piece of My Heart – Janis Joplin Tribute – starts at around 2:30 pm
Green River Revival – a CCR Tribute band – 3:30pm
Everyday People – Tribute to Sly and the Family Stone – 4:30pm
The Last Waltz – a tribute to the Band – 7:30pm

Sun Aug 18: Woodstock Tribute Weekend continues
Abraxas – tribute to Carlos Santana – 2:30pm
Mars Hotel – a tribute to The Grateful Dead – 3:30pm
Mad Dogs and the Englishman – tribute to Joe Cocker and Leon Russell – 4:30pm
Woodstock 50th Anniversary Band – 7:30pm

Mon Aug 19:
– in the evening The Standstills
will open at 7:30pm
– then Rival Sons will hit the Bandshell stage. They have toured with the Stones and GnR     

Video Courtesy of the RivalSons YouTube channel

Tue Aug 20:
Ryan James opening at 7:30pm
Johnny Orlando

Wed Aug 21:
Jay Douglas Opening at 7:30pm
Ken Boothe

Thu Aug 22:
Tyler Shaw and Delaney Jane – starts at 7:30pm

Fri Aug 23:
Cory James Mitchell Band open at 7:30pm
April Wine – they have been performing for 50 years.

Video courtesy of the UniDisc Music YouTube channel

Sat Aug 24:
Jann Arden performs – starting at 7:30pm

Sun Aug 25:
Meghan Patrick and Aaron Goodvin – starting at 7:30pm

Video courtesy of the Meghan Patrick YouTube channel

Mon Aug 26:
Logan Staats – opens at 7:30pm
Buffy Sainte-Marie

Tues Aug 27:
Boy Story – a Chinese Hip-Hop group – starting at 7:30pm

Wed Aug 28:
Ossie Gurley and The Truth opening – starting at 7:30pm
David Rudder and The Contraband

Thu Aug 29:
Dave Sampson opening – starting at 7:30pm
Howard Jones

Fri Aug 30:
Jon Vinyl Opens – starting at 7:30pm
MAGIC!

Video courtesy of the MAGIC! YouTube channel

Sat Aug 31:
Gabriela Bee opens – starting at 7:30pm
Walk Off The Earth

Sun Sept 01:
nêhiyawak opens – starting at 7:30pm
A Tribe Called Red

 

Posted by Vincent Banial

 

 

 

Interview of Roger Stone discussing the Jeffrey Epstein case

Interview of Roger Stone discussing the Jeffrey Epstein case.

Video is courtesy of the NewsMax TV YouTube channel

Posted by Vincent Banial

Review of Alex Acosta’s Epstein Excuses by 3 former Prosecutors courtesy of www.thedailybeast.com

The Daily Beast website arranged to get 3 former Prosecutors to go over Labor Secretary Acosta’s recent news media meeting.

Click on this link to visit the Daily Beast website to read their post titled: “

PUT HIM UNDER OATH

Acosta’s Epstein Excuses Are Nonsensical and Self-Serving”

Posted by Vincent Banial

 

Perversion of Justice by JULIE K. BROWN of the Miami Herald. The Jeffrey Epstein case

Julie K. Brown of the Miami Herald did some incredible Investigative Journalism about the Jeffrey Epstein case. Her finding were published in late 2018. THANK YOU Julie K. Brown for all the work which you did on this.

Below are links to the Miami Herald articles. Links are scattered on Google and so I wanted to keep this all together.

A decade before #MeToo, a multimillionaire sex offender from Florida got the ultimate break.

How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime

Cómo un multimillonario de Palm Beach abusó de decenas de niñas y se salió con la suya
BY JULIE K. BROWN
 
Cops worked to put serial sex abuser in prison. Prosecutors worked to cut him a break
BY JULIE K. BROWN
 
Even from jail, sex abuser manipulated the system. His victims were kept in the dark
BY JULIE K. BROWN
 
Miami Herald Video Report with Alleged Victims stating what was allegedly done to them…
 
Miami Herald – Epstein’s Connections
 
Miami Herald – Jeffrey Epstein Timeline
 
Alex Acosta defends efforts to prosecute Jeffrey Epstein, doesn’t apologize to victims

Posted by Vincent Banial

 

City in Florida pays $600,000 to Hackers, after a ransomware attack

River Beach is a small town in Florida, of less than 40,000 people. The City Council in Riviera Beach agreed to pay a $600,000 ransom to hackers who encrypted files on their computers. In hindsight it would have been cost effective to hire a couple of IT guys to go around and apply the Microsoft Security patches to all the computers used by River Beach.

Click on this link to visit The New York Times website to read their post titled: “Hit by Ransomware Attack, Florida City Agrees to Pay Hackers $600,000″.

Ransomware attacks targeting small cities are prevalent and growing. Those cities which do not pay the ransom, may end up spending Millions of Dollars rebuilding their IT Systems. Click on this link to visit the Wired website to read their article titled: “ATLANTA SPENT $2.6M TO RECOVER FROM A $52,000 RANSOMWARE SCARE”.

When the Security Patches were being applied, the IT guys could also discuss Phishing emails as most people are not even aware what a Phishing email is. It is not just small cities that fall for Phishing emails. The accounting departments of huge Tech firms have sent out cheques worth Millions of dollars because of fake Phishing emails.

 

Video courtesy of the RT America YouTube channel

Many of the Ransomware attacks (such as WannaCry) used the Microsoft SMB vulnerability.

There was a prior Cert advisory titled: “Vulnerability Note VU#867968” (Microsoft Windows SMB Tree Connect Response denial of service vulnerability) was issued on Feb 02 2017.

In March Microsoft issued their Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-012 which addressed the SMB issue.

There was also an even earlier US-CERT Advisory posted on Jan 16 2017 titled: “SMB Security Best Practices”, which suggested “blocking outbound SMB connections (TCP ports 139 and 445 along with UDP ports 137 and 138) from the local network to the WAN. “. Port blocking can be done using your Firewall Software (or Hardware).

A number of attacked city systems had “not” updated “all” their computers with suggested Security Updates. Some of their Operating Systems and Server System software go back to days of Windows 7. The often quoted statement is that they did not have the IT resources to get Security Updates installed on all the computers.

One area which IMHO require more training is Phishing Attacks. That is the use of fake emails sent to emails which are part of a city’s system. The fake email will ask the receiver to click on a link. If the receiver clicks on the link they will link to one of the Hacker’s Command and Control Servers, which will then upload the Ransomware to the receiver’s computer. The Ransomware will be started and spread to the System Servers and to all the other computers. Once running on a computer, the Ransomware will start to Encrypt data files using a secret key. Next messages will pop up on infected computers telling them that their files have been encrypted and that they have so many days to pay a Ransom to get the key to be able to un-encrypt their files.

I recently posted the following article on this site which was titled: “Phishing eMail Scam targeted Facbook and Google for $100 Million Dollars.”.

If the main Servers have Security Updates installed then the Ransomware will not spread. Also, if the System Admins have been doing daily backups, they may be able to recover the Servers using their backup files. They would still have to deal with individual end user computers which were infected.

The “key” is training End Users to not open emails from unfamiliar people. If opened, then the end user should not click on any links and they should immediately contact their IT Support Team. Unfortunately in real life, that is easer said than done.

Click on the CYBERSECURITY box in the menu at the top of this site, to read more Security related posts.

 

Posted by Vincent Banial

 

US Stock Market performance by Presidential Term in Office

Please checkout the Macrotrends website. They provide US Stock Market Historical performance charts and data.

The chart below, created by Macrotrends, is of the US Stock Market Performance during each US President’s Term in Office.

 

When you visit the Macrotrends site to view the chart, plse click on Bill Clinton’s name to include his results on the chart display. Also please scroll further down the page, as there is also a data chart of the Dow Jones Industrial Average – Historical Annual Data. The Macrotrends site is a really helpful resource.

I posted this because of news about President Trump’s Twitter post from Jun 15 2019 posted at 6:44am: “The Trump Economy is setting records, and has a long way up to go….However, if anyone but me takes over in 2020 (I know the competition very well), there will be a Market Crash the likes of which has not been seen before! KEEP AMERICA GREAT.

There was a great post on Forbes.com by Chuck Jones, which is titled: “Two Charts Show Trump’s Job Gains Are Just A Continuation From Obama’s Presidency

 

Posted by Vincent Banial

Have placed Sell order for my 1,000 shares of AAN at $59.60 per share.

I would normally try and sell in the final hour of regular trading. Have an sell order at $59.60 each, for my 1,000 shares of AAN – Aaron’s Inc.

Price has moved above the Upper Bollinger Band. It will in my opinion, retrace back to one of the moving averages. When that happens I may buy again. This was a low volume buy – picked it up over a month ago for $58.00 per share. Was looking good but then the Trump Tweets about China Tariffs messed up the Markets. It can come back. and so I figure that I’ll take out the Capital Gain of $1.60 per share.

Stock Chart of AAN - Aaron's Inc

Stock Chart of AAN – Aaron’s Inc. Chart created using Stockalyze

UPDATE: After posting this, I checked the price and it has gone down below the Low set at 10:24 am this morning. If I don’t get filled at $59.60 by 3pm today, I’ll cancel the sell order and will grab Market price after 3:30pm today. Figures that it dropped around Noon time when people leave for lunch. I normally stay away from trading between Noon to at least 2 pm. I like trading opening hour and closing hour can bring in awesome trades. That is also why the sell order was not an At Market order. I used to really enjoy Day Trading. Swing Trading can be rewarding, but it is hard to switch the Brain from Day Trading Mode. Like when the China Tariff Tweets tanked the Markets. It was hard to accept the price drops and tell myself that I was in the stocks for the longer term and you are not day Trading. Don’t know how Warren Buffet is able to do it…

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Update on APHA and ZBISF Swing Trades

Two lesson so far. Be careful buying in May. If a stock was headed down and then reverses, maybe don’t buy the initial reversal breakout. Wait for the retest of the Low and then buy if it bounces back up.

Both APHA and ZBISF are Cannabis stocks. Bad news hit a lot of Cannabis stocks. The FDA held meetings and reports from the meetings were mixed. After those news reports, Cannabis stocks got hit – ACB for another  example. The mixed news about the FDA and the downside reaction was in my opinion premature. Looks like people have realized that and the prices are back to normal.

Still holding both APHA and ZBISF.

Stock Chart of APHA - Aphria Inc

Stock Chart of APHA – Aphria Inc. Chart create using Stockalyze.

Stock Chart of ZBISF - Zenabis Global Inc

Stock Chart of ZBISF – Zenabis Global Inc. Chart was created using Stockalyze

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

Posted by: Vincent Banial

ZBISF Swing Trade Review

On May 30 I had purchased 1,000 shares of Zenabis Global Inc (ZBISF) at close at $1.255 per share. Why? To test my ideas for an “After Work” Swing Trading System. I believe the price could rise to the Resistance level around $1.49-$1.50. I’d sell at $1.45 to $1.47.

More immediate Resistance is at around $1.35. If the price moves up above $1.35 then it could head to the next Resistance and I will get out at $1.45-$1.47. Making 20 Cents per share on a stock trade is not a big deal. The key is to see if the system can find a stock worth buying.  If it works then you take the 20 Cents (only as an example) and rinse and repeat.

Stock Chart of ZBISF - Zenabis Global Inc

Stock Chart of ZBISF – Zenabis Global Inc. Chart created using AmiBroker.

 

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial

APHA Swing Trade review

Had bought 1,000 shares of Aphria Inc (APHA) on May 28 at $7.62 per share.. Why? To test my ideas for the “After Work” Swing Trading system.

The trading since has been similar to what happened after March 18th of this year. Price went down towards the middle between the two Bollinger Bands. Price closed below the moving averages, which normally would have gotten me out of the trade.

The MFI went lower and hit the trend line. The price stayed above the Low of May 23 ($6.38). I have read that is is prudent to buy on the retest of the low, instead of the initial price breakout, In this case It would have been better to wait before entering. I suspect on Monday trading will reverse as RSI(2) is back into Oversold.

Stock chart of APHA (Aphria Inc)

Stock chart of APHA (Aphria Inc). Chart created using AmiBroker

 

So far this trade is losing money. As long as the price holds above the $6.38 Low I’ll stay in.

 

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Buying 1,000 shares of ZBISF just before close today May 30 at Market.

ZBISF (Zenabis Global Inc) is a Canadian Cannabis stock trading Over the Counter. It is priced well under $2.00 per share and so is a “Penny Stock” and the trading volume is in my opinion “Low”. Normally liquidity is of importance. It allows one to dump, in case something goes wrong with the stock. This is being bought based on my new “After Work” Swing Trading ideas to “Test” them.

Checking the chart you see rising lows on RSI(2) and on MFI(4) and on the Detrended Osc and on the Stochastics. In my opinion, that is a safety net. If the price continues trading in the channel, then price could hit or close just above the Upper Bollinger Band. and come back to around the Middle between both bands.

Will I become a Millionaire with this trade?  Sure, if the stock prices rises to over $1,000,000 US per share. That would be a historic OTC Stock move. If the Swing works out, then I might buy back in again. IMHO there looks to be upside potential. Trading volume is low and so can’t buy a lot of shares, but it’s a great chart to help confirm my new “After Work” Swing Trading idea.

Why buy at close instead of open tomorrow? I’m home today, so why not. The “After Work” idea is to buy or sell either at Open or at Close and not worry about trading during work hours (again this is not Day Trading).

Stock Chart of ZBISF - Zenabis Global Inc

Stock Chart of ZBISF – Zenabis Global Inc. Chart created using Amibroker

Zenabis Global Inc also trades on the Canadian TSX in Toronto under symbol ZENA (or ZENA.TO).

 

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial

This morning’s trading in APHA – Aphria Inc

APHA started up today and then reversed. Look at the chart in my prior post. The price hit the upper Bollinger Band today. Many traders buy when the price hits or goes below the Lower Bollinger Band and then they sell (Mean Reversion) when the price hits the middle of the two bands or when then price hits the Upper Bollinger Band. Since I’m not Day Trading this, it’s not an issue. I figure then support is at $7.35 (Friday’s close)and then we’ll have a bounce back up.

Oh yea, a shout out goes to the Stocktwits.com website. One of the good folks from that site linked to my post and we’ve had a number of visitors. Thank You “exHawaiian” for mentioning my post.

Click on this link to visit the StockTwits.com website to view their discussion about APHA.

Click on this link to visit Nasdaq.com to view their real time chart of the trading of APHA  so far today. I note that as the stock price retraced back down the volume went down. at 10:21AM it hit it’s low of $7.40 and bounced up. At 10:36AM is came back to retested the low at $7.40.  at 10:39AM is touched $7.36. There’s a old saying: “Gaps get filled”. At 10:46AM the opening gap got filled as the stock price of APHA hit $7.35. At 10:51 it touched $7.27. The middle of the Bollinger bands is around $6.97-$6.98. The Shorts this morning could hold out to that level since support was broken at $7.35. But then again this is a Swing Trade and not a Day Trade for me. The only way for me to see if the “After Work” Swing Trading ideas work is to test them and not switch into Day Trading mode.

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Order filled @ $7.62 ea for 1,000 shares of APHA (Aphrioa Inc) on NYSE this morning

The Buy order was filled this morning at $7.62  for 1,000 shares of Aphria Inc – symbol APHA on the NYSE. This stock also traded on the TSX in Toronto under symbol APHA.TO. I charted both and noted that the Momentum on the NYSE was stronger and so placed order there. The Momo would not impact the buy, but when I sell there could be more buyers in NY versus Toronto.

In hindsight, since the US markets were closed yesterday (May 27), but the TSX in Toronto was open, I should have bought at the Open on the TSX yesterday May 27. Trading in Toronto confirmed what my “After Work” Swing Trading ideas had indicated –  that APHA was breaking out.

APHA (Aphria Inc) Stock Chart

APHA (Aphria Inc) Stock Chart. Chart created by Stockalyze

 

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial

More Magic from Kevin Lustgarten

Kevin Lustgarten’s Magic videos are fun to watch and so here are a few more. I’m amazed how his creative mind thought up the ideas and then somehow “Magically” made them happen.

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Click on this link to visit Kevin Lustgarten’s Instragram Page to view more of his amazing Magic Art.

 

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Posted by Vincent Banial

Buying 1,000 shares of APHA at Open May 28 on NYSE at Market

I have been taking time lately to work on my “After Work” Swing Trading system. One that I don’t have to monitor the market every minute as with Day Trading. This way I can go to work and not worry. When I return home I can then check to see what’s happening and post the Buy or Sell orders for the next day as needed. I normally trade regular market hours.

My attraction for Price Gap Ups has to be curtailed. Gaps come back and fill, this month has shown me – yet again. Also Investing for the long term bugs me, as you have to absorb price drops and not sell. The month of May showed me how painful that can be. In the long term (as in years), I’m of the opinion that it will work out, but short term those price drops are painful to watch and sit tight.

My new “after work” system is based on tried and true work done by others. I use the 2 Period RSI – yes 2 period. Because the RSI does not take volume into account, I also include a 4 period Money Flow Index. Why? Drawing trend lines on the MFI can give me insight into the stock trend. For example MFI(4) is making lower lows, while the RSI(2) is indicating a potential trade. Ya the trade could work for say one day and come back because the trend is not going up as per the MFI. I also add Stochastics, Williams%R and On Balance Volume. Those added Indicators can help indicate whether the stock price in trading in a channel. Could help in the future if I decide to trade Channels, but not at this time.

The price chart has the EMA(4) and EMA(9) plotted. Bollinger Bands are also added. For me it could be a buy when the price closes above the EMA(4) and Sell when it closes Below the EMA(9).  With Bollinger Bands, could be a buy the next day when the price closes down below the lower Bollinger Band. Could be a sell when the price goes above the EMA(4), or wait a bit more if it might go above the EMA(9).

Individually some of the stuff mentioned is used in trading systems by others. Just check YouTube.com and you’ll find an amazing amount of info. For me, each thing on the chart gives me some insight that maybe the other things could not. The Trigger to get my attention will be the RSI(2).

Based on this new “After Work” Swing Trading System I will be buying 1,000 shares of APHA (Aphria Inc) at Open on May 28 on NYSE. APHA is a Cannabis stock. I was searching for something on the Web and noted that APHA was being plugged on one website as a great Pot Stock. I did not read the article, but did chart the stock. The pop on Friday could be due to the it being plugged on the WEB – just my opinion that such may be why. My chart “in my opinion” shows a Breakout. This will be checked in the evenings, “after work”. Will not bother checking during the day time, during market hours.

Stock Chart APHA Aphria Inc

Stock Chart of APHA – Aphria Inc. Chart created by AmiBroker

 

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

Posted by Vincent Banial

 

Awesome Magic by Kevin Lustgarten

I first learned about Kevin Lustgarten’s Magic from a post on the Daily Mail news website. Then I found a compilation of his videos on YouTube posted by someone else and learned that Kevin was on Instagram.

Kevin’s videos are superbly crafted. Your Jaw will drop while viewing them. Then a question will form in you mind “How did he do that????”.

 

Video is courtesy of the Kevin Lustgarten site on Instagram.

 

Video is courtesy of the Kevin Lustgarten site on Instagram.

 
I hope that Kevin Lustgarten’s awesome Magic has put a smile on your face.

Ok, Ok here’s a compilation of some of Kevin’s Magic videos.

 

Video is courtesy of the Kevin Lustgarten YouTube channel.

 

Posted by Vincent Banial

Buy order filled for 1,000 Shares of NVDA (NVidia) at $160.05 each

Buy order filled for 1,000 Shares of NVDA (NVidia) at $160.05 each.

Disclaimer: This post is not meant as Investment Advice, nor is it advice to buy or sell any shares in any company.. Do your own Due Diligence. Seek out the advice of your own financial and investment advisors before risking any funds in the Stock or Futures Markets. You can lose money and even all of it when investing at the Stock Market Casinos. This post is for my own educational purposes.

 

Posted by Vincent Banial