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Futures Steady At Record Highs: These 3 Apple iPhone 8 Chip Stocks Are Near Buys

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APPLE – THE BEST OPPORTUNITY EVER?

I SEE APPLE GOING BACK ABOVE $300, SOONER RATHER THAN LATER

Stock futures were little changed Thursday night after a solid rally pushed the S&P 500 index and Nasdaq composite to all-time highs and the Dow Jones industrial average to within 0.5% of record levels. The FANG internet giants — Facebook (FB), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX) and Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) led the way. Amazon, Netflix and Alphabet hit record highs, with Amazon and Alphabet nearly hitting the 1000 price level.

S&P 500 and Dow industrials futures were essentially flat vs. fair value, while Nasdaq 100 futures rose fractionally. Crude oil futures were steady after plunging 4.8% during the regular session after the as-expected OPEC output cut extension through March.

Meanwhile, three chipmakers seen as big winners from the upcoming Apple iPhone 8 are consolidating in bullish patterns: Analog Devices (ADI), Texas Instruments (TXN) and Integrated Device Technology (IDTI). Even amid growing evidence that the Apple iPhone 8 will be delayed, these three chipmakers are moving toward buy points. Apple shares are near record highs, taking a breather after a huge run so far in 2017.

Analog Devices

Analog Devices peaked at 84.24 on March 6 and fell to a low of 74.65 on May 1, but has rebound 8% so far this month. Analog shares rose 0.3% to 82.34 on the stock market Thursday, approaching a potential buy point of 84.34.

Analog Devices’ relative strength line is close to highs, trending gradually up over the past year. That means Analog Devices is modestly outperforming the S&P 500 index.

Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments is in a flat-base formation on top of a flat base on top of a flat base on top of yet another flat consolidation. Texas Instruments has a buy point of 82.54. The stock peaked out past that point intraday on April 26, but closed below that level. Shares fell to just below their 50-day line, then made another move toward the entry in mid-May, only to tumble May 17 when the major averages plunge. Shares moved back up to the 50-day since then, rising 0.9% to 80.79 on Thursday, above that key support area.

TI’s relative strength line has been moving sideways, near highs, for several months.

Integrated Device Technology

Integrated Device is in a consolidation starting in late January, but you could view that as part of a larger pattern that began in December 2015. Either way, the stock has a potential buy point of 26.76. Shares have risen for the last six sessions, rebounding off their 200-day line and retaking their 50-day. The stock rose 3.65% to 25.86 on Thursday.

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[$$] The Search Ace Standing Between Baidu and Irrelevance

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For much of the past two decades, Qi Lu, a search-technology whiz, waged losing battles against Google, first at Yahoo then at Microsoft’s Bing. Now, he says he can shape China’s Baidu into a worthy competitor …






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[$$] Beijing’s Version of Microsoft Windows 10 Tightens Security, Ditches Solitaire

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Microsoft has unveiled a new Windows 10 software customized for the Chinese government to improve security, including modifying the program to prevent data that is typically collected from being transmitted …






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[$$] Microsoft Tries to Take On Twitch at Videogame Live-Streaming

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Microsoft on Thursday is launching its own videogame live-streaming service called Mixer, setting up yet another battle among some of the biggest names in the technology industry.






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Cramer: Investors Keep Getting It Wrong

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APPLE – THE BEST OPPORTUNITY EVER?

I SEE APPLE GOING BACK ABOVE $300, SOONER RATHER THAN LATER

As long as people make mass misjudgments like with Best Buy, there will be opportunities,






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Markets will be watching economic data and whether Amazon can break $1,000

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APPLE – THE BEST OPPORTUNITY EVER?

I SEE APPLE GOING BACK ABOVE $300, SOONER RATHER THAN LATER

With Nasdaq at a record high, Amazon could give it even more of a boost Friday if it breaks the $1,000 milestone for the first time.






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Why The Bitcoin Bubble Could Be Dangerous

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Year-To-Date Winners: We Have Found The Market And It's Apple

APPLE – THE BEST OPPORTUNITY EVER?

I SEE APPLE GOING BACK ABOVE $300, SOONER RATHER THAN LATER

In looking at the bitcoin chart today, I thought back to the run up in Chinese stocks in early 2015.






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U.S. lawmakers to fight massive Trump Saudi arms deal

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Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday seeking to stop at least a portion of President Donald Trump's sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia." data-reactid="11">WASHINGTON, May 25 (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Thursday seeking to stop at least a portion of President Donald Trump’s sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia.

Republican Rand Paul and Democrats Chris Murphy and Al Franken introduced a resolution of disapproval in the Senate to force a vote on whether to block part of the sale.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee received formal notice of the pending sale on May 19.

The Arms Export Control Act of 1976 allows a senator to force a vote on an arms sale, once Congress is formally notified of plans to go ahead. The same three senators introduced a similar resolution last year seeking to block the sale of $1.15 billion of tanks and other equipment to Saudi Arabia. That measure was defeated overwhelmingly.

Saudi Arabia was the first stop on Trump’s first international trip this week, and he marked the visit by announcing the arms deal in Riyadh on May 20. Saudi Arabia agreed to by $110 billion of U.S. arms, with options running as high as $350 billion over 10 years.

The lawmakers aim to block about $500 million of the sale, the portion including precision-guided munitions and other offensive weapons.

“Given Saudi Arabia’s past support of terror, poor human rights record, and questionable tactics in its war in Yemen, Congress must carefully consider and thoroughly debate if selling them billions of dollars of arms is in our best national security interest at this time,” Paul said in a statement.

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives also took action on the planned sale on Thursday. Republican Representative Ted Yoho and Democrat Ted Lieu wrote to the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee asking for a hearing to review the sale of precision-guided munitions to Riyadh.

Democratic President Barack Obama’s administration suspended the planned sale of precision-guided munitions in December because of concerns over the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen and civilian casualties.

But Trump has said he wants to encourage international weapons sales as a way to create jobs in the United States. (Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by James Dalgleish)






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Lockheed Martin’s LM-100J Commercial Freighter Makes Successful First Flight

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MARIETTA, Ga., May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The first Lockheed Martin (LMT) LM-100J commercial freighter aircraft achieved a critical milestone with the completion of its first flight here today.

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“I was proud to fly the first flight of our LM-100J. It performed flawlessly, as is typical of our military C‑130J new production aircraft,” said Wayne Roberts, chief test pilot for the LM-100J Program. “This new model will perform many commercial roles in the decades to come, like humanitarian service following natural disasters and others like nuclear accident response, oil spill containment, and firefighting. This aircraft will also enable remote area development such as mining and oil and gas exploration. This day marks the beginning of a tremendous commercial capability that only the LM-100J can deliver.”

FAA) type certificate update flight test requirements." data-reactid="33">This first flight followed the same test flight route over North Georgia and Alabama that is used for all C-130J Super Hercules aircraft. The LM-100J will complete initial production flight tests and then begin Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type certificate update flight test requirements.

“This first flight is a source of pride for Lockheed Martin and serves as a proof-point to the ongoing versatility of the Super Hercules aircraft,” said George Shultz, vice president and general manager, Air Mobility & Maritime Missions, and Marietta site general manager. “I’m continually impressed by the commitment to quality and relevance that our employees, industry partners and customers have invested into the LM-100J. Like its military counterpart, the LM‑100J is exceeding all expectations in terms of performance and capabilities.”

The LM-100J is the 17th different mission capability developed for the C-130J Super Hercules and it is an updated version of the L-100 cargo aircraft, which Lockheed Martin produced from 1964-1992. Lockheed Martin officials submitted a Program Notification Letter to the FAA on Jan. 21, 2014, for a type design update to this aircraft, a civil-certified variant of the C-130J Super Hercules to be marketed as the LM-100J.

Through select design innovations, the LM-100J will perform as a commercial multi-purpose air freighter capable of rapid and efficient cargo transport. The LM-100J is an ideal airlift solution for delivering bulk and oversize cargo, particularly to austere locations worldwide. Like its military counterpart, the LM-100J will be able to support multiple missions, ranging from firefighting to medevac to VIP transport.

The LM-100J incorporates technological developments and improvements over the existing L‑100s that result from years of C-130J operational experience, including more than 1.5 million fleetwide flight hours. The result of this experience and advancement translates to an aircraft that will deliver reliable service in a multi-role platform for decades to come.

More information about the LM-100J is available at www.lockheedmartin.com/lm100j

About Lockheed Martin
Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

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These 8 firms want to hire hundreds of Orlando engineers

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APPLE – THE BEST OPPORTUNITY EVER?

I SEE APPLE GOING BACK ABOVE $300, SOONER RATHER THAN LATER

Companies like Apple Inc., The Walt Disney Co., NBCUniversal and more all are hiring workers in the field of engineering, with a total of nearly 250 available jobs. While the jobs pay well and are often in high demand, many employers may have a hard time finding workers with the necessary skills in Central Florida.






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