6 June 2017: AR and VR

In terms of market capitalization, Apple is the most valuable company in the world. Its value is more than 800 billion dollar. The company did not invent the personal computer, the smartphone or the tablet, but was able to change electronic devices into lifestyle products. And it is making billions and billions from that. But is has been some time since Apple really stunned the world with a new product. The Apple Watch didn’t have the wow factor. Apple is going to concern itself with augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). These techniques have been around for a while, but have not been able to reach the mainstream. Pokémon Go has been the exception to that rule and this augmented reality game has shown the potential of the technique. Apple did not invent AR or VR, but with its popular and technically sophisticated devices, the company might be instrumental in popularizing these techniques. And, in the meantime, boost the value of its stocks.

Investors are keeping an eye on some geopolitical issues: terrorist attacks in London ahead of the UK election and the scheduled public testimony of fired Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey. US stocks closed lower Monday. The Dow fell 0.10%, the Dow closed 0.12% lower and the NASDAQ had to take a somewhat bigger step back: -0.16%. Volatility was on the rise with the VIX closing above ten points. UVXY ETFs gained 0.67%, whereas XIV ETNs lost 0.43%. 
Danny Daredevil
booked another gain and saw his RSS rise to 379%. Adventurous Anny‘s RSS remained at 39%.  Solid Suzy and Lazy Larry had to take another small step back: their RSS closed at 21%.
None of our models gave a trading signal at the end of yesterday’s session.

Model Holds Start date

RSS

YTD

QTD

AAR

Danny Daredevil UVXY 1 January 2016

378.80%

18.78%

2.14%

199%

Adventurous Anny Cash 6 March 2017

39.23%

39.23%

14.33%

272%

Solid Suzy XIV 6 March 2017

21.03%

21.03%

10.50%

113%

Lazy Larry
XIV 6 March 2017

21.03%

21.03%

10.50%

113%

RSS = Return Since Start | YTD = Year-To-Date | QTD = Quarter-To-Date | AAR = Average Annual Return

 

Meanwhile in Florence

Time flies.
The young girl in the left photo probably has no concept of time yet. For her, there is nothing but the moment, and that moment is now.
The aged woman in the right photo, which was taken moments later, just a stone’s throw away from the first, might be wondering where time has gone.
On a day like today, These Dutch Guys realize more than ever that time flies. Two years ago, they were working on the predecessors of what is now known as White Chapel. Exactly one year ago, they published their first blogpost. Where will we be, one year from now?