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36-year Wall Street vet David Rosenberg breaks down why the stock market’s latest milestone leaves it ‘egregiously overpriced’ — and warns another near-20% meltdown is on the cards

Known for identifying the housing market bubble in 2005, David Rosenberg is the chief economist and strategist at Rosenberg Research & Assoc……

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  • David Rosenberg — the founder of Rosenberg Research and famed economist who forewarned about the housing bubble — sees a plethora of red flags springing up within markets.
  • Rosenberg provides a myriad of visuals to bolster his thesis, depicting overtly bullish sentiment and market positioning in conjunction with rich valuations.
  • He also notes that the CAPE ratio — the cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings ratio — is sitting at the same level it was right before 2018’s 20% plunge.
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For the first time in history, the Dow Jones Industrial Average surpassed the 30,000 mark on Tuesday — and while some cheered the unrivaled rally, others remained cautious about the index’s historic feat.

“Yesterday was quite epic, not just that President Trump called a press conference about the stock market or that the Dow closed above 30,000 for the first time (he called it “a sacred number”… seriously) but that the Dow Theorists got what they wanted, which is that the transports hit a record the same day the industrials did as a technical sign of confirmation of the new highs,” said David Rosenberg, the famed economist and founder of Rosenberg Research.

He added: “From my lens, we do have a market on our hands that looks egregiously overpriced, overbought and overextended.”

Rosenberg, a 36-year market veteran, provides a slew of visuals bolstering his thesis. In his mind, tell-tale signs of stock market euphoria — specifically aggressive market positioning, heightened bullish sentiment, and pricey valuations — are staring investors dead in the face.

The first chart that Rosenberg provides paints a picture of a market that’s firmly tilted bullish. As of today, traders with a bearish outlook are few and far between. Rosenberg expresses this notion through the number of noncommercial bets against stocks (or lack thereof) present in the market.

Haver Analytics, Rosenberg Research: Shading indicates recession

Haver Analytics, Rosenberg Research: Shading indicates recession

Piggybacking off of the lack of short positioning, Rosenberg provides a look at the CBOE put-to-call ratio depicting the share of investors with bearish bets against the market relative to those with bullish bets.

Right now, bearish sentiment is hard to find; progress being made on multiple COVID-19 vaccine trials is stoking confidence that the pandemic will soon be over, and the US political transition has begun in earnest.

Haver Analytics, Rosenberg Research: Shading indicates recession

Haver Analytics, Rosenberg Research: Shading indicates recession

With both bullish positioning and sentiment on the rise, Rosenberg turns his attention towards market valuations. Today, stocks aren’t exactly cheap, particularly judging by how pricey they are trading relative to expected earnings.

“P/E multiples are close to record levels, no matter the measure,” he said. “The CAPE multiple, for the overall market, has swelled to 32x and is higher now than it was at the pre-plunge peak in February.”

Here’s a look at the the cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings (CAPE) ratio over the years. Clearly, it’s trading on the loftier side of its historical average.

Haver Analytics, Rosenberg Research: Shading indicates recession

Haver Analytics, Rosenberg Research: Shading indicates recession

He continued: “The ratio of the S&P 500 market cap-to-GDP just hit a record high 130%, breaking above the dotcom bubble peak over two decades ago.”

Rosenberg provided a look at the S&P 500 market cap-to-GDP. Currently, it’s sitting atop levels last seen during the tech-bubble.

Shading indicates recession Source: Haver Analytics, Rosenberg Research

Shading indicates recession Source: Haver Analytics, Rosenberg Research

To Rosenberg, the alignment of these variables is cause for concern. And if the past serves as prologue, Rosenberg thinks it’s time to be wary.

“The CAPE, at 32x, is right where it was in September 2018, ahead of what proved to be a surprising near-20% drawdown in the fourth quarter of that year, requiring an about face from the Fed,” he said. “You will get another chance to get in at better price levels and more superior expected returns.”

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Annual Report and Sustainability Report 2021: New Wave Group AB

KUNGÄLV, Sweden, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — New Wave Group AB today published the Annual Report and Sustainability Report for 2020 on www.nwg….

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KUNGÄLV, Sweden, April 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — New Wave Group AB today published the Annual Report and Sustainability Report for 2020 on www.nwg.se.

The printed version of the Annual Report and Sustainability Report can be ordered by email [email protected]

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Elon Musk’s Neuralink scientists are not the first to get a monkey to control a computer with its mind

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  • Elon Musk’s Neuralink showed off its technology allowing a monkey to play video games with its mind.
  • Scientists have been able to get monkeys to control computer cursors via neural interfaces since 2002.
  • It’s an important test of Neuralink’s technology, but not a revolutionary piece of science.
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This week, Neuralink, a company founded by Elon Musk that specialises in neural interface technology, unveiled a fairly astonishing example of its work.

In a video released Thursday, the company showed off how far its come testing its technology on primates. In the video, a macaque monkey named Pager, which Neuralink claims has had a chip implanted in his brain for six weeks, is able to play video games like Pong purely via the chip. Playing the games correctly meant Pager was rewarded with a sip of banana smoothie.

This is, objectively, pretty amazing. As Musk put it in an excited tweet on Thursday: “A monkey is literally playing a video game telepathically using a brain chip!!”

Perhaps even more amazing: monkeys have been playing video games with their minds for almost 20 years.

“Brain-control of computer cursors by monkeys is not new,” Professor Andrew Jackson of the University of Newcastle told Insider, adding that the first comparable demonstrations of technology like Neuralink’s took place in 2002.

A group of researchers in 2002 were able to show they could get a monkey to move a cursor on a computer screen at will, noting at the time that the technology could be used to help paralyzed people control screens in a similar way.

Jackson added the idea behind the technology dates back as far as the 1960s. In 1969, a researcher called Eberhard Fetz connected a needle on a meter to a single neuron in a monkey’s brain, and was able to train the monkey to move that needle using only its brain activity.

Neuralink, which was founded in 2016, is developing a microchip, which theoretically, would be implanted in a person’s skull, from which wires would fan out into their brain. These wires would be able to record brain activity, as well as stimulate areas of the brain.

The idea is that these chips could help study and treat neurological diseases and conditions in the near term. In the long term, Musk says they form part of his ideal of a “symbiosis” between human consciousness and AI (although experts have frequently expressed skepticism about this part).

Musk has been hyping up the monkey for years – but neuroscientists haven’t been that impressed

Musk first gave the world a hint about Neuralink’s tests on monkeys during a streamed presentation of the company’s designs in 2019.

“A monkey has been able to control a computer with its brain, just FYI,” he said, appearing to take Neuralink president Max Kodak by surprise with the announcement. “The monkey’s going to come out of the bag,” Musk joked.

Andrew Hires, an assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of California, told Insider in 2019 that he was not surprised Neuralink had been able to achieve that result – and accurately predicted the kind of telepathic monkey computer-usage which Neuralink showed off in its video on Friday.

“The monkey is not surfing the internet. The monkey is probably moving a cursor to move a little ball to try to match a target,” Hires said. This pretty well exactly matches one of the games Pager was shown playing in the video released Thursday.

Musk started to hype up the monkey again earlier this year. “We’ve already got a monkey with a wireless implant in their skull … who can play video games using his mind,” he said during an interview on Clubhouse on January 31.

Musk is a canny marketer, and he’s very familiar with using his own peculiar brand of fame to merchandise and advertise his companies. It’s worth noting that at the end of the video with a call for people to apply for jobs at Neuralink – making for an ingenious recruitment strategy.

Neuralink is still doing new things, and the monkey is important

While neuroscientists have said the underlying science of getting a monkey to play video games with its mind is not revolutionary, they have praised the engineering of Neuralink’s wireless chip.

Speaking to Insider in September 2020 (following a presentation in which Neuralink showed off its technology working after being implanted in the brain of a pig) Professor Jackson said the development of any neural interface technology that doesn’t require wires to protrude out of the skin is a good thing, as it reduces the risk of infection.

“Just from a welfare aspect for the animals, I think if you can do experiments with something that doesn’t involve wires coming through the skin, that’s going to improve the welfare of animals,” he said, adding that further down the road it could have benefits for humans as well.

Elon Musk Neuralink pigsElon Musk showed off Neuralink’s tech in a pig in August 2020.

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Responding to the video released on Thursday of Pager the monkey, Jackson said while it’s not earth-shattering, it is an important proof of concept.

“I certainly do not mean to criticise them for demonstrating something that has been done before. It is a sensible way to validate any new technology. If you invent a new telescope, it makes sense to first point it where you know what you will see. So they are following a very sensible route to validate their device,” Jackson said.

Rylie Green, a bioengineering researcher at Imperial College London, told Insider: “The best thing I can see from that video is that the macaque is freely moving. There’s also no visible package connected to it. I would say that is definitely progress – not super innovative but a nice positive step forward.”

This week, Neuralink, a company founded by Elon Musk that specialises in neural interface technology, unveiled a fairly astonishing example of its work.

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Fintel Connect Introduces Fintel Check, an AI-Powered Content Marketing Compliance Tool

VANCOUVER, B.C., April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Performance marketing technology company Fintel Connect announced the launch of its latest offering…

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VANCOUVER, B.C., April 6, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Performance marketing technology company Fintel Connect announced the launch of its latest offering for the financial services industry, Fintel Check, a regtech tool to help financial brands keep their content marketing compliant. More than 50+ financial brands and fintechs are already leveraging Fintel Connect’s technology to enhance their marketing through its performance marketing network and tracking and reporting capabilities. Fintel Check represents the latest in a product suite designed to ensure financial institutions and their partners can meet emerging regulatory requirements in their marketing.

Fintel Check is designed specifically for banks, financial institutions and fintechs to monitor their product and brand content and ensure that critical information like interest rates, terms and conditions, and more are accurately represented in marketing campaigns.

The financial services space is highly regulated, with brands required to abide by strict laws and policies that govern advertising and consumer protection. According to Deloitte’s survey on regulatory and compliance trends in 2021, 91% of responding financial institutions expect to increase their use of automation and analytics to address regulatory compliance issues. Recognizing the steep challenge to continuously manage this across all marketing partners and digital channels, the team at Fintel Connect developed its monitoring tool to give marketers a way to more easily manage campaigns over time and scale their marketing efforts safely.

“Financial institutions are looking to scale their digital growth, and a key friction point to achieving this is marketing compliance,” explains Nicky Senyard, CEO and Founder of Fintel Connect. “Fintel Check gives our partners the efficiency and transparency with their marketing efforts and content management in a way that cannot be achieved in-house. We take the friction points and heavy-lifting out of scaling digital partnerships.”

Fintel Check uses AI and proprietary machine-learning algorithms to monitor, identify and report a brand’s mentions from publisher partners. Built-in reports provide complete transparency on coverage, as well as automatic screenshots that are stored in the company’s secure database and can be retrieved for auditing purposes.

The tool follows the launch of the company’s performance marketing platform Fintel Performance, released in January 2020. Through Fintel Performance, brands are provided a scalable, cost-effective channel for digital customer acquisition. Fintel Check augments this channel by integrating a layer of safety and content monitoring checks.

Plans are in place for the product’s next release in Q3 2021, which include added features such as custom compliance rules, expanded scanning capabilities, and more.

Banks, financial institutions, and fintechs that are interested can visit the website to learn more about Fintel Check or schedule a demo.

About Fintel Connect
Fintel Connect is a leading performance marketing company dedicated to serving the financial services and fintech space. Based in Vancouver, Canada, the team at Fintel Connect support a wide range of tier one banks, community banks and financial technology companies through its extensive network of publishers and fully scalable tracking and reporting technology.

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