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Over the weekend of July 16-18, 2021, an international consortium of news outlets reported that several authoritarian governments and dictatorships used a spyware developed by an Israeli based company, NSO Group to spy on activists and other perceived critics of their governments.
According to the reports, the intelligence services of those governments, including Rwandan Government, used the NSO delivered Pegasus spyware to hack into the phones of thousands of vocal critics, including journalists, activists, politicians, opposition groups, and business executives.
First, it was Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo vs the Phoenix Suns' Chris Paul vying for the win and NBA MVP in the 2021 NBA Championship. In the end, Giannis Antetokounmpo won both: Milwaukee Bucks beat Phoenix Suns, 4-2, to with NBA 2021 Finals. Giannis Antetokounmpo got the MVP. The Milwaukee Bucks won their first NBA championship since 20216, their first with Giannis Antetokounmpo, actually the first NBA Final win for Antetoukounmpo.
Burundi President Evariste Ndayishimiye travelled to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for a two-day, from July 12-14, 2021. He was invited by DRC President Félix Tshisekedi. According to the statement before the visit, the purpose was to renew contacts with Congo. During the visit, President Evariste Ndayishimiye gave a lenghty interview to French media, RFI and France 24. The interview covered several topics, including human rights in Burundi, European Union sanctions, and the relations between Rwanda and Burundi governments.
On August 17 2020, the US stock market, especially the tech stocks, maintained momentum or rallied, pushing NASDAQ and S&P500 index to new highs.
AroniSmart™ team, leveraging the Machine Learning, Text Mining, and Sentiment and Valence Analysis capabilities of AroniSmartInvest™ and AroniSmartIntelligence™, analyzed the data and identified the stocks driving the momentum.
On August 17, 2020, the US stock market, especially the tech stocks, maintained momentum or rallied, pushing NASDAQ and S&P500 index to ned highs.
AroniSmart™ team, leveraging the Machine Learning, Text Mining, and Sentiment and Valence Analysis capabilities of AroniSmartInvest™ and AroniSmartIntelligence™, analyzed the data and the sentiment driving the market.
While the overall sentiment leans to positive, the sentiment in the stock market and investment circles is positive across the board.
Aretha Franklin's To Be Young, Gifted and Black is a rendition of a song with the same title by Nina Simone, the famous Civil Rights activist and great soul diva. Aretha Franklin's To Be Young, Gifted and Black calls on the parents and concerned civil rights leaders to educate the young black people on challenges facing them.
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Apple launched the 2021 annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event on June 7, 2021 at 10:00 AM PCT. The event will last from June 7–11 and be the first completely WWDC virtual. As mentionned in AroniSmart's previous predictions(Apple's WWDC 2021: Expectations of New Macbook Pro, iOS15, MacOS 12, and More) , the event is focusing on the future versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS. The firs major announcement was about the new macOS 12, known as MacOS Monterey, which is replacing macOS BigSur and iOS15.
As planned, Apple will hold the 2021 annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event on June 7–11, the first completely WWDC virtual event. As mentionned in AroniSmart's previous predictions(See AroniSmart here: What is Expected from Apple in the near future: Self-Driving EV Car, New Macbook Pro, Mac Mini, and MacBook Air?) , the event is expected to focus on the future versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS and, perhaps, to unveil the new refreshed versions of MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iPhone, iPad, and iMac. Below are the latest information on what to expect.
Apple plans to hold the 2021 annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event on June 7–11. It will be the first completely WWDC virtual event. The event is expected to focus on the future versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS and, perhaps, to unveil the new refreshed versions of MacBook Pro, Mac Mini, iPhone, iPad, and iMac. Meanwhile, since 2020, persistent rumors have been suggesting that Apple has been developing its own self-driving electric vehicle car. The questions now are what is coming from Apple in the near future regarding the Self-Driving Electric cars and the new improved Mac products based on M1 chip.
Apple virtual event, "One More Thing", was held, as expected, on November 10, 2020, broadcasting from the Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California. As reported previously by AroniSmart (see AroniSmart:Apple's Digital Event, One More Thing, to be held on November 10, 2020 ) although not much details so far about the event, the event focused on MacBook computers, and most importanly driven by Apple Silicon.
On July 9, 2021, the stock market sentiment appeared positive and all the indexes were in the records territory. Although the dynamics of the stock market remain complex, many stocks have continued to show strengh. The week of July 12, 2021 will kickoff the second-quarter earnings season. As the week is about to start, AroniSmart™ team looked at the stock performance, stocks profiles, market sentiment index and events driving the stock market on July 9, 2021 and leading into the week of July 12-16, 2021. A few stocks were found to be consistently high performing.
Apple Inc. (NYSE: AAPL) delivered strong returns in 2019 and 2020 and Q1 2021. At its height, at the end of January 2021, Apple stock price had risen by 208%, YoY and 8% YTD. Then the situation started to change with increasing market volatility and other dynamics. From the high in Jan 2019 to the low level in early March 10, 2021, Apple stock price has declined by 16%. A huge drop for such a prominent stock. AroniSmart™ team, leveraging the Machine Learning Time Series capabilities, including Support Vector Machine, and Dominance Analysis of AroniSmartIntelligence™ and AroniSmartInvest™, has looked at the trends of the stock price of AAPL vs other the stock prices 11 selected companies in 2020 and 2021Q1and came up with insights and projections on the dynamics. The insights are presented below (for disclaimer and terms, check AroniSoft website)
Twitter (TWTR) stock price has been on a strong momentum since the January 2020. The momentum followed a drop at the of the 2019. Year-to-date, Twitter stock price has risen by 47%. From July 2020, Twitter stock price has risen by 47%. AroniSmart™ team, leveraging the Machine Learning Time Series capabilities and Dominance Analysis of AroniSmartIntelligence™, has looked at the trends of TWTR vs other 13 companies and came up with insights and projections on the dynamics.
As September 2020 is nearing the end, the stock market has been volatile. At the same time, the market sentiment has been trending towards negative territories. Tech stocks that have been bullish until early September have lost their momentum and their stock prices have significantly declined. Stocks driving the market are from most industry sectors. The stocks include major players such as Apple's (AAPL), Tesla (TSLA), Nvidia (NVDA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Twitter (TWTR), Slack Technologies (WORK), Bank of America (BAC), JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Oracle (ORCL), Alphabet (GOOG), Amazon (AMZN), Walmart (WMT), Costco (COST), Home Depot (HD), Lowes (LOW), Zoom (ZM), Microsoft (MSFT), Facebook (FB) .What are those stocks and what is the sentiment. AroniSmart Team, leveraging AroniSmartInteligence and AroniSmartInvest tools (see here Aronisoft, LLC: AroniSoft, LLC: Machine Learning, Advanced Analytics, Text and Sentiment Analysis, Investment Research and more), has conducted Sentiment and Valence analysis and found broad negativity.
On August 29, 2020, Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) stocks remain in the record high range, when Apple price reached $504.05 and its market capitalization increased to $ 2.135 trillion. Tesla price went up to $1,993.28. This string performance happened as for Apple (AAPL) and Tesla (TSLA) were getting ready for stock splits. The 4-for-1 stock split happenned on Monday August 31, 2020.
Immediately after the splits, the stocks for both Apple and Tesla shot up, respectively hitting $137.93 and $498.32. Then, something happened. By the end of the week, on Sep 4, 2020, the prices of the stocks of the 2 companies had significantly declined. Tesla stocks went from $498.32 to $418.32 or -16%. Apple stock declined from $134.18 to $120.96, or -10%. The question is now: what happened and what is likely to happen?
Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock remain in the record high range on Friday, when its price reached $504.05 and its market capitalization increased to $ 2.135 trillion. The 52-Week Range was $201.22 - $515.14. Stock market futures are higher, as getting Ready for for Apple (AAPL) and Tesla (TSLA) stock splits. The 4-for-1 stock split will happen on Monday August 31, 2020.
On May 19, 2021, the stock market sentiment had started to head towards negativity, after a long period of positivity. Almost a month later, the sentiment continues to lean towards negativity. As of the closing hour of June 11, 2021 the dynamics of the stock market remain complex and the sentiment neutral or negative.
Machine Learning Models are gradually and fastly improving and becoming the center of advanced analytics, business intelligence, decision making, management science, data science, and other areas in which sound informed decisions are needed. Yet, the area continues to be both exciting and intriguing, while remaining the needed support to generate valuable analytical insights to support decision making and advanced research. Given this increasing importance of this foundation in the advanced analytics, machine learning and data science, AroniSmartIntelligence ™, one of the most advanced analytics tools with Big Data, Statistics, Econometrics, Machine Leaning, Text and Sentiment analysis, Support Vector Machine capabilities has improved the key modules including Neural Networks, Econometrics, Time Series, Bayesian Models, Support Vector Machine, Big Data Analytics, and Text Analytics. The improvement will be coming in the new version AroniSmart 12.x, soon available of Apple's App Store®.
On May 19, 2021, the stock market sentiment has started to head towards negativity, after a long period of positivity. In the analysis conducted by AroniSmart™ team on April 30, 2021, investors appeared to have started finding direction and answers on one of the key questions the market actors were facing: what is coming next? Although the answer to the question remained elusive, there appeared to be a growing consensus on where the market was heading, following the up and down movements, around an overall upward trend, observed since the beginning of the year. While the overall upward trend was observed since the beginning of the year, by late-April the trend has shifted downward. As of the closing hour of May 19, 2021 the dynamics of the stock market were different.
Artificial Neural Networks modelling has become an important area of advanced analytics and machine learning. The area is both exciting and intriguing, helping to generate valuable analytical insights to support decision making and advanced research. Given the importance of this foundation in the advanced analytics, machine learning and data science, AroniSmartIntelligence ™, one of the most advanced analytics tools with Big Data, Statistics, Econometrics, Machine Leaning, Text and Sentiment analysis, Support Vector Machine capabilities has implemented a module on Neural Network, starting with Multi-Layer Perceptron Models.
One of the major foundations in sound advanced analytics that involve Statistics, Data Science, and Machine Learning is mastering the area of probability distributions. To achieve their modelling and analytics goals, savvy statisticians, data scientists, and advanced modeling analysts need to have a good grasp of three keys areas in statistics: 1) understanding the probability distributions, including their relationships, 2) being able to select the best probability distributions and 3) Understanding and selecting the right statistics test.
On April 30, 2021, the stock market sentiment remains positive and new trends are already showing. Investors appear to have started formulating scenarios for the future as they are tryig to find answers the key questions highlighted in AroniSmart latest analyses: what is coming next? Although the answer to the question remains elusive, there is growing consensus on where the market may be heading, following the up and down movements, around an overall upward trend, observed since the beginning of the year.
On April 30, 2021 the stock market performance appears to be impacted mostly by earnings and the latest economic agenda published by the US President Joe Biden in his national address marking his 100 days in office. Still, other by factors remains: speculative considerations on the economy, profit taking, bonds prices, interest rates, options trading, and related news about some key stocks, especially those related to Electic Vehicules (EV) Technology, Solar Energy, Cryptocurrency, Retail, and Banking. One may also add Transportation and Tourism, as Summer approaches and COVID-19 vaccines have reached the majority of adult Americans and improving in other countries.
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