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We can't stop looking at these extremely weird stock photos

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You may be thinking that was something you knew already, but trust us -- you've barely even scratched the surface. Over the past few weeks, UK journalist Andy Kelly has been showing us just how deep the rabbit hole goes with @darkstockphotos -- a collection of the most bleak and bizarre pictures available on sites like iStock and Shutterstock. "I've always found stock photography hilarious, and while digging through the depths of Shutterstock I noticed a few that stuck out among all the smiling models playing tennis and eating salad. Some were disturbing, but mostly they were just funny," Kelly told us. "No matter how serious the subject matter is, the absurd artifice and bluntness of stock photography makes it amusing."


Cincinnati Votes to Ban Bump Stocks

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Bump stocks are attachments that turn semi-automatic rifles into automatic weapons by dampening recoil. They were reportedly on 12 of the firearms Stephen Paddock had in his hotel suite during the Las Vegas mass shooting that killed 58 people in October.


Best Stocks To Buy Based on Stock Algorithm: Returns up to 19.99% in 1 Month

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This S&P 100 stocks to buy forecast is designed for investors and analysts who need predictions for the best large cap performing stocks in the S&P100 Company Package (see S&P100 Stocks Package). Package Name: S&P 100 Stocks Recommended Positions: Long Forecast Length: 1 Month (5/31/2020 – 7/1/2020) I Know First Average: 8.26% I Know First's State of the Art Algorithm accurately forecasted 9 out of 10 trades in this S&P 100 Stocks Package for the 1 Month time period. FDX was the highest-earning trade with a return of 19.99% in 1 Month. NFLX and PYPL also performed well for this time horizon with returns of 15.7% and 14.46%, respectively. This algorithmic forecast package presented an overall return of 8.26% versus S&P 500's performance of 2.35% providing a market premium of 5.91%.


52 Week Low Stocks Based on Artificial Intelligence: Returns up to 102.29% in 3 Months

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The 52 Week Low Stocks Package is designed for investors and analysts who need predictions for stocks currently at their 52-week low price level, offering the best market opportunities based on algo-trading. Package Name: 52 Week Low Stocks Recommended Positions: Long Forecast Length: 3 Months (11/13/2018 – 02/13/2019) I Know First Average: 18.61% In this 3 Months forecast for the 52 Week Low Stocks Package, there were many high performing trades and the algorithm correctly predicted 9 out 10 trades. The top-performing prediction in this forecast was FNMA, which registered a return of 102.29%. Other notable stocks were LRCX and CGNX with a return of 26.66% and 17.63%. The package had an overall average return of 18.61%, providing investors with a premium of 17.63% over the S&P 500's return of 0.98% during the same period.


Tech Stocks Based on Machine Learning: Returns up to 56.23% in 3 Months

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This Tech Stock forecast is based on stock picking strategies for investors and analysts who need predictions for the 10 best tech stocks in the Technology Industry (see Tech Stocks Package). Package Name: Tech Stocks Forecast Recommended Positions: Long Forecast Length: 3 Months (9/29/2019 – 12/30/2019) I Know First Average: 22.14% In this 3 Months forecast for the Package, there were many high performing trades and the algorithm correctly predicted 10 out 10 trades. The greatest return came from SWKS at 56.23%. Additional high returns came from NVDA and PDFS, at 35.26% and 28.77% respectively. The overall average return in this Tech Stocks Forecast package was 22.14%, providing investors with a 13.38% premium over the S&P 500's return of 8.76% during the same period.