30 October 2017: A/2017 U1

Mysterious object seen speeding past sun could be ‘visitor from another star system.’ — The Guardian
Visitor from Far, Far Away: Interstellar Object Spotted in Our Solar System. — Space.com
For the first time, astronomers are tracking a distant visitor streaking through our solar system. — Science
Mystery space object may be first confirmed interstellar visitor. — The Telegraph
New visitor to our solar system ‘sends a shiver down the spine’ of scientist studying it. — Mirror
This mystery object may be our first visitor from another solar system. — CNN
BREAKING! HAVE ASTRONOMERS DISCOVERED OUR FIRST INTERSTELLAR VISITOR? NOTE: NOT ALIENS — SYFY WIRE

Nobody seems to have a clue where it comes from, and where it is going, this mysterious visitor with the name A/2017 U1. But These Dutch Guys do know. It was the last bear.

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It was the week of tech. The week ended with a tech rally that once again pushed up the S&P 500 and NASDAQ to all-time highs. The NASDAQ posted its largest single-day gain in almost a year, after monster earnings reports by Amazon, Microsoft, Alphabet and Intel. Their stellar results contributed to the good mood among investors and kept the bears at bay, at least for the time being. The Dow closed on Friday with a gain of 0.14% for the day and 0.45% for the week. The S&P 500 went up 0.81% for the day and 0.23% for the week. The NASDAQ had a real good week, rising no less than 2.20% on Friday, and 1.09% for the week. During the first half of the trading week, volatility was on the rise. The VIX was climbing steadily from around 10 to just above 13 (a rise of 32% since the end of the previous week) during midday trading on Wednesday. The second half of the week, volatility eased again. The VIX followed almost the exact opposite pattern from the first half of the week, closing at 9.80 on Friday (1.7% lower for the week). UVXY ETFs tumbled Friday: -10.88%. XIV ETNs on the other hand, did very well with a gain of 5.71% for the day.
All our models were in possession of XIV ETNs and profited from the rising XIV ETNs. They all gained 5.71% on one single trading day. Danny Daredevil saw his RSS rise with 6.5 percentage points to above 20%. Adventurous Anny did very well with her XIV trade so far. Her RSS climbed with 6 percentage points to 13%. Solid Suzy and Lazy Larry added another 9 percentage points to their RSS, which now stands at 66%.
None of our models gave a trading signal at the end of Friday’s session.

Model  Holds Start date

RSS

YTD

QTD

AAR

Danny Daredevil XIV 1 January 2016

20.66%

-70.07%

-13.39%

11%

Adventurous Anny XIV 6 March 2017

13.07%

13.07%

4.22%

21%

Solid Suzy XIV 6 March 2017

65.96%

65.96%

13.45%

119%

Lazy Larry
XIV 6 March 2017

65.96%

65.96%

13.45%

119%

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

 


Meanwhile in Japan

Three pictures, taken this afternoon at the Hiroshima-jō (Hiroshima Castle) site. It was shortly before 4PM, one and a half hour before sunset.
The first picture was taken in the eastern direction. The second one, facing toward the sun, in western direction.
The last one looking down upon the moat that surrounds the castle. Those who only have an eye for the castle itself, and don’t look into the water, miss out on the many beautiful and colorful Koi carp.