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Apple to visit CES for the first time since 1992 to talk about Privacy

Apple is back at CES (Consumer Electronic Show) in Las Vegas for the first time since 1992. But the tech giant isnt`t joining the CES show because it has a new innovative product. Apple is in Las Vegas to talk about Privacy which is a hot topic this year.

Former CEO John Sculley came from Pepsi to Apple and debuted at CES in 1992 with the Newton personal digital assistant. It was a disaster and it didn`t take long before Steve Jobs went back to the job again. I read Sculley`s book and that story is very interesting.

Now, CEO Tim Cook is running the company. And he wants to talk about something very important; Privacy.

Privacy is a fundamental human right. At Apple, it`s also one of our core values, they say on their web site. Your divices are important to so many parts of your life. What you share from those experiences, and who you share it with, should be up to you.

We design Apple products to protect your privacy and give you control over your information. It`s not always easy. But that`s the kind of innovation Apple believe in.

Well, let`s think about it. The phones we have today is called; Smart phones. Oh yeah?! How smart is it to have a smart phone actually? So far, it isnt smart at all. It is the most stupid thing you can have. Is that why they called it smart phone?

We know that people have been hacked, and information and pictures have been stolen and distributed in social media. It is still happening today. Someone can also tap your phone. They can listen to your conversations, and have a look at you on your camera.

The phones they produced in the 80`s and 90`s was much safer, because it was difficult, if not impossible to hack. Nor was it camera on it. Not as good as the phones are today, but much more safer. Until now. Fortunately.

Apple have developed a Privacy Policy that covers how they collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your personal information. In addition to this Privacy Policy, they provide data and privacy information imbedded in their products connected with their Data & Privacy icon for certain features that ask to use your personal information.

This is what Apple will talk about at CES along with Facebook, Procter and Gamble and officials from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to discuss how they can establish privacy protections in terms of size, regulation, and consumer demand.

Tech innovation seems to take much longer time than anticipated and there isn`t so much new innovative products to see at the CES 2020 this time. But in addition to Apple`s talk about privacy, they will be showing off its homekit smart home platform. A smilar product will be launched by competitor Google to add more capabilities to their IoT-powered divices.

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2019 has been a great bull market and Trump have played a huge part in it

A lot of people started the year talking about a recession, but 2019 was a big sucess. A great bull market and a big surprise for many. President Trump have played a huge part in it by cutting tax and regulations and that`s what Wall Street like.

Only a few trading sessions are left of this Wall Street record year. It has been an unbelievable year for stocks! Recession will come one day but the bull market will continue until it stops.

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Cyber Monday sales hit $7,9 billion last year, but today it is estimated to hit $9,4 billion

People love days like this; Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So far, Black Friday has been very chaotic, but this time it was much better. This is very important days for all the retailers, So, how is it going for them this time?

It`s no doubt; Trump`s booming economy is working. Thanksgiving broke records with $4,2 billion in online sales. Black Friday also hit a new high. Consumers spent $7,4 billion online last friday buying goods online via computers, tablets and smartphones.

Smart people buy products on days like this, and if you are one those who didn`t use your card last week, you have a few hours to do it today. On Cyber Monday. And if you do, you will not be alone to do it.

Last year, Cyber Monday sales hit $7,9 billion, but today it is estimated to hit $9,4 billion, according to Adobe Analytics. If this holds, it will be a jump of 18,9% from last year.

Shoppers do not go to the stores on days like this. It`s all about online sales. Not only that. Extreme weather will also force some people to shop online, and shoppers are expected to spend $11 million per minute during the peak hour of 11:00 p.m ET.

The reason why the lines were thiny on Black Friday is the retailers early sales start. Retailers began sales in early November, so people didn`t wait until Black Friday or Cyber Monday this time. This also means less chaos.

In fact, Black Friday was predicted to be the busiest shopping day of the year in the U.S for shoppers to head out to stores, but people made it online on their shopping carts. Online spending on Black Friday hit a record of $5,4 billion, and that is up 22,3% from last year.

The winners in this game so far is Target, Best Buy and Walmart, while the department stores are still a little bit slower. Both, Target and Walmart saw bigger jumps in online customer spending than Amazon during the first two weeks of November.

Nordstrom had the biggest jump in online sales. Up 60%. Second is Walmart with a 53% jump, while Amazon on the third place jumped 49%, and that`s huge for an already Giant in online sales if you ask me.

Buy online and pick up in stores as well as curbside pickup services since November 1 have seen a 43,2% growth since 2018, according to Adobe. Shoppers have so far spent a record $72,1 billion online between November 1 and December 1. Shoppers are also on track to hit $143,7 billion in online sales for the full holiday season.

One of the most popular products on days like this is a Smartphone. So, it`s headed for a new online spending record next year. Or…..

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Will James Bond test the new Aston Martin DBX in the next 007 film?

If you`re a big fan of James Bond, you already know what Aston Martin is. The British company are the main supplier of cars to 007. But will James Bond be linked to the new SUV in the future? Probably not, because the target for the new vehicle is wealthy women.

Most of the British company`s current customers are men, so they want to widen its appeal to women with this long-awaited £158,000 DBX model. The new car goes from 0-62mph in 4-5 seconds and have a top speed of 181mph.

A new car travels 51,7mpg on average in the UK, which is more than twice as much as Aston Martins at 19,7 miles per gallon of petrol. The comapny said it «targeted» 269g of CO2 emissions per kilometre, compared with an average of 120,4g/km of new cars registered in the EU.

Aston Martin is a British independent manufacturer of luxury cars and it was founded in 1913. The 106 year old carmaker has gone bankrupt seven times and the stock has been declining for a long time, so they need a boost to get back in balance again. Maybe the new DBX can help the company to reach their goal. The stock went up 2,01% after their release earlier today, on Wednesday.

The DBX is designed to compete against Bentley`s £133,000 Bentayga, Rolls-Royce`s £264,000 Cullinan, Porsche`s £101,000 Cayenne Turbo and Lamborghini`s £160,000 Urus.

They launched the car simultaneously in Los Angeles and Beijing and said the DBX had been «very deliberately created with instant familiarity and ease of use from the start».

The company hopes to roll-off its production line in spring 2020.

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This is the fastest rate of building-permit authorizations recorded since 2007 and Lowe`s love it

Lowe`s Companies will report earnings before the market opens on Wednesday 20, and the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $1,35. That`s much better than last years $1,04 at the same time.

EPS at $1,35 will be a jump of +29,8 percent YoY, and revenue is estimated to be $17,69 billion. Lowe`s are joining Trump`s economic boom in the market and have so far jumped 25 percent in 2019. I think they can feel the boost of the Fed`s interest rate cuts.

Builders started construction on new homes at a pace of 1,314 million in October, the Commerce Department reproted Tuesday. Housing starts were up 3,8 percent from revised 1,266 million in

September and 8,5 percent higher than the same month last year.

Building permits for privately-owning housing units were authorized at a seasonally-adjusted rate of 1,461 million, and that was 5 percent above the revised pace of 1,391 million set in September, and 14 percent above last year`s rate.

This was the fastest rate of building-permit authorizations recorded since 2007. Permits for new-home construction hits post-recession record high in October.

Home Depot dropped yesterday after the company cut full-year sales growth guidance. They reported $2,53 in EPS. Wall Street predicted $2,52, but the results are looking fine. Comparable store sales growth in 2019 will be 3,5 percent compared with pror guidance of 4 pecent, the management of Home Depot said.

Lowe`s dropped 1,42 percent yesterday while Home Depot dropped 5,46 percent. Lowe was dragged down by Home Depot. Will Lowe turn that around on Wednesday? Lowe`s has a call scheduled for 9 a.m ET on Wednesday.

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