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Health Care Stock Could Rock With Blockchain

Daniel Chase




Bitcoin (BTC) and other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum (ETH) and Litecoin (LTC) among others have been struggling in the market this year, with Bitcoin (BTC) dropping 16% to below $4,250 per coin on Monday. However, on the backend of altcoins is a powerhouse piece of technology with innumerable use cases called blockchain. 

At its most basic, a blockchain is a digital file used for storing information, but unlike most computer files, blockchain functions differently. When someone shares a video of their cat playing ping-pong on their Facebook (FB), this can be shared and accessed all over the internet, but others viewing the clip have no ownership of the file nor the data stored inside. With blockchain, the cat video is distributed and duplicated, in its entirety, across many computers, meaning that no one individual or entity has control over the content. 

Blockchain technology, pioneered by Satoshi Nakamoto back in 2009, has been used to create and distribute cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), but blockchain can really be used for anything that requires secure transactions. Blockchain’s digital ledger stores data as well as an ongoing record of every interaction with that information, so if a company wanted to, say, store personal information of its clients, blockchain would come in clutch. 

If there’s any industry, outside centralized banking, that could benefit greatly from blockchain technology, it’s the healthcare industry. According to a study conducted by IBM (IBM) in 2017, 16% of healthcare executives in sixteen different countries “expect to have a commercial blockchain solution at scale” in the next five to ten years. The study posits that on permission-less blockchains, all parties have equal, unfettered access to the information stored, which, when applied to healthcare, means that medical professionals and specialists could have access to a global database of health information for patients around the world, “no matter what electronic medical system they used. 

“How valuable would it be to have the full history of health? What if every one of your vital signs  that have been recorded, all the medicines are taken, information associated with every doctor’s visit, illness, operations and more could be efficiently and accurately captured?”

“How Blockchains Can Provide New Benefits For Healthcare” from IBM

As more doctors and medical experts recognize the potential applications of the blockchain, the technology is quickly emerging as a must-have in the healthcare sector. John Halamka, Chief Information Officer of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston has been published in several academic journals of medicine, speaking on what he believes will/won’t work as blockchain technology enters the healthcare space. Halamka wrote, in one of his articles, that “blockchain is not meant for storage of large data sets” because it has very slow transnational performance. He does admit that the tamper-proof nature of blockchain as a ledger makes the tech “ideal for proof of work” and record-keeping. 

Halamka recognizes several opportunities for blockchain implementation in the healthcare industry:

  1. Medical Records – When medical records are generated and authorized by a medical professional, this information can be stored to the blockchain, and thanks to the integrity of blockchain’s public ledger, the information will be safe from individuals wishing to corrupt/tamper with the records
  2. Micropayments – Halamka suggests that healthcare companies in the space can incentivize patients to follow a healthcare plan by rewarding them through the blockchain. For example, if a patient authorizes the use of their information, stored on the blockchain, for clinical research, they could receive a discount on their insurance or some other incentive. 

According to Deloitte’s 2018 Global Blockchain Survey, which polled more than one thousand executives around the world, from all industries, over 60% believe their companies will be at a competitive disadvantage if they don’t find ways to integrate blockchain into their businesses. 

Whereas the banking industry is still largely concerned about the safety and security of digital currencies created with blockchain technology, the global market believes blockchain will help create industry-wide solutions, especially for companies working in the health care space. 

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

Jon Phillip



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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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Featured Friday Morning Update – May 24, 2019

Joe Samuel



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 Massive Growth Industries, One Choice for Investors

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



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.

Report: This New Technology Could Transform A Multi-Billion-Dollar Industry!

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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