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Life was much simpler when we were younger and a killer Friday night meant inviting friends over for pizza and turning on the tv to find that Disney (DIS) channel was airing one of their famous Disney Channel Original Movies, or “DCOMs,” for people in the know. These iconic films taught us youths the many life lessons that would allow us to grow into the adults that we are today.

For example, in the film, “Smart House,” we learned the importance of never growing too dependent on technology lest it rise against us and try to take over. In “Moto-Crossed,” we were taught about gender stereotypes and that women deserve to be respected in all sports, especially in professional dirt bike racing. All in all, these films were a testament to Disney’s commitment to shaping the lives of young people through creative, colorful content. 

Ultimately, these films were placed in the Disney Vault, a secret location containing limited releases of other Disney (DIS) films that rarely saw the light of day. When Disney (DIS) would release a film from their vault, consumers would go crazy and buy these DVDs and VHS tapes to add to their home video collections, but the era of streaming killed the DVD star.

The age of sites like Netflix (NFLX), Amazon Prime Video (AMZN), and others have buried discs and tapes far beneath the Earth’s surface, with no intention of letting them see the light of day. Several months ago, Bob Iger, Disney’s (DIS) Chief Executive Officer, shared with the world that the wonderful world of Mickey Mouse, Space Mountain, and Hannah Montana would soon have a place on the Company’s streaming platform, “Disney +.” 

Given the cult affinity for films from the Disney (DIS) vault, Bob Iger announced at the Company’s most recent shareholder meeting, that the Disney + streaming service would include the “entire Disney motion picture library,” including films currently resting peacefully in the vault. 

“The service, which I mentioned earlier is going to launch later in the year, is going to combine what we call library product, movies, and television, with a lot of original product as well, movies and television. At some point fairly soon after launch it will house the entire Disney motion picture library , so that movies that you speak of that traditionally have been kept in a vault and brought out basically every few years will be on the service…”

Bob Iger, Chief Executive Officer, Disney 

Iger made it clear to shareholders, as well as the informed public, that certain films would not be made available to Disney + users, due to the fact that some content reflects the Company’s dark past. Believe it or not, there was a time when Disney (DIS) produced Nazi-related propaganda in the 1940s, which featured Donald Duck sporting a mustache akin to a certain despicable character from history. In addition to these cartoons, Disney (DIS) will be removing Song of the South from its film offerings because, as Bob Iger has said on countless occasions, the film is both “antiquated” and “fairly offensive.” 

All in all, Disney’s (DIS) library of content, which now includes all films from the Marvel cinematic universe, as well as the Star Wars movies, deserves to be made available to the public, and streaming sites will only increase in popularity as time continues. Assuming the deal goes through, Disney (DIS) will also own 21st Century Fox, and with that, they’ll own 60% of Hulu, giving the Company a real shot at taking on Netflix (NFLX) and Amazon (AMZN). 

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Where Will Oil Go After This Week’s Price Hit?

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Even though oil had been taking a beating over the last 2 trading sessions, its price rose to $69 per barrel on Friday. However, oil prices are experiencing the worst week of 2019 mainly due to potential economic slowdown and ever-growing oil inventories. US oil inventories have not been this high since July of 2017. And to top it all off, the trade war between the US and China is growing wearier every day further affecting oil prices.

Naeem Aslam, the chief market analyst at TF Global Markets, stated, “Clearly, bargain hunters are back in town.” He later added, “However, it is still set to record the worst week of the year and this is due to the increase in trade war tensions between the U.S. and China.”

Global Scale

The global benchmark for oil, Brent Crude, has experienced a decrease of 5 percent this week. However, Brent Crude this morning climbed $0.98 to value each barrel at $68.74. Due to US sanctions and voluntary supply cuts, a floor under prices held. Market analysts are expecting the oil market to recover off of the price floor.

“It is reasonable to doubt whether Saudi Arabia will be willing to step up its output given the latest decline in prices, […] we therefore expect to see higher oil prices again in the near future,” Explain analysts at Commerzbank.

In order to make the market tighter, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries has been cutting oil supplies since the beginning of the year. 

Brent Crude’s prices reflect that the supply and demand of oil is tightly knit. According to UBS, Brent Crude should get back to $75 this month as supply gets tighter and tighter.

“Compliance of OPEC and its allies to the production cut deal remains high, while production from Iran and Venezuela is likely to again trend lower this month,” explains analyst Giovanni Staunovo,

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StockPrice.com Friday Morning Update – May 24, 2019

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New Systems & AI Trigger Innovation In Security Industry; Can Lockheed Martin Adapt?

Threats to people’s lives are constantly developing across the globe. In order to mitigate the growing fears of international conflict, security and defense companies have continuously innovated. Living in constant fear is never sought and these companies understand that. Security innovations allow people in the US to walk around freely at the park or go watch their favorite artist at a concert with little to no fear.

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Two of the fastest growing industries right now in the United States are on-demand technology and cannabis. These two industries are at the epicenter of growth and investors aren’t being shy about their appetite for companies in these arenas. But one company, in particular, has developed a unique business model that services both of these massive growth industries.

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The Delivery Market in the Age of Convenience; Can GrubHub & Uber Adapt?

As the internet grows and develops, people and services become more connected. Thus, the food delivery service industry has blown up over recent years. Big players like UberEats (UBER), Postmates, and DoorDash are making big splashes against competitors like GrubHub (GRUB). These companies only represent a fraction of what delivery services can become.

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New Systems & AI Trigger Innovation In Security Industry; Can Lockheed Martin Adapt?

Joe Samuel

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Threats to people’s lives are constantly developing across the globe. In order to mitigate the growing fears of international conflict, security and defense companies have continuously innovated.

Living in constant fear is never sought and these companies understand that. Security innovations allow people in the US to walk around freely at the park or go watch their favorite artist at a concert with little to no fear.

New Potential for the Security Industry & Security Stocks

While developing security protocols and machines to fight threats overseas is important, home-grown threats have become a point of concern for US citizens. Mass shootings have increased, and the Muslim radicalization of American citizens is prevalent as ever. In order to make people safer, Liberty Defense has come to fill that hole.

Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. (SCAN.V) is developing HEXWAVE to revolutionize how facilities get secured. HEXWAVE can be used to detect any kind of weapon through 3D imaging. The technology utilizes both quickness and indiscretion to produce warnings of potential threats while respecting people’s privacy. 

While the product is still undergoing testing, Liberty Defense Holdings Ltd. (SCAN.V) has been taking steps to put HEXWAVE in front of the public. The company recently announced signing a memorandum of understanding with Utah’s Attorney General to beta test HEXWAVE there. The technology can be tested at sporting events, amusement parks, schools, and government buildings.

Bill Riker, Liberty Defense’s CEO, stated, “HEXWAVE can be applied in a variety of settings to provide a means to identify possible threats before they advance into attacks. We are excited that the Attorney General of Utah recognizes the potential value of this technology and the opportunity it provides for enhanced security in the state.”

What’s Should Be Expected Of Defense Companies?

When people think about the US armed forces they marvel at the gear used from tanks to jet planes. Most people do not take the moment to think where the US actually gets its arms from.

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One company responsible for US defenses is Lockheed Martin (LMT). Lockheed Martin develops and manufactures missile systems, aircraft, and training systems. They even provide cybersecurity services to governmental figures.

While Lockheed Martin controls a large portion of the defense industry, they show no signs of slowing down. Recently, the company made progress on its new production facility in Alabama. It is expected to be a 225,000 square foot facility to fulfill US Air Force needs.

The construction is expected to be finished in 2021. Executive Vice President, Frank St. John, explained, “All our employees come to work with an unwavering commitment to help our customers succeed in their mission to create a more secure and prosperous world.”


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