Is it time to get ready for a year end rally?

Nov 17, 2020

Good morning, Brief Updates fans!

Life’s been more than a little crazy over the past year. So, I thought we could start our morning out on a slightly lighter note…

Time for some Tuesday Trivia!

Find out if you’re smarter than a 5th grader by taking this quiz…


The historic NASA-SpaceX mission
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Rusty Frasier of Aransas, Texas, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for 50 years on each of two counts of first-degree murder. Frasier is just one of several charged in the July 2018 deaths of two carnival vendors.

The Kansas couple was killed after a carnival worker ordered their deaths as part of a fictitious carnival. Investigators said one suspect posed as a carnival mafia boss and ordered the other suspects to kill the couple.


This is what’s happening in the stock market right now
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This morning the Dow Jones Industrial average was slated to open at an approximately 160-point loss. The S&P 500 was falling .5%, while the Nasdaq 100 futures jumped slightly.

Even though Amazon launched a pharmacy business that allows Prime members to receive their medications for free, its shares still fell this morning. CVS Health and Walgreens Boots Alliance were also suffering losses–about 6% and 10% lower, respectively.

Meanwhile, shares of Tesla rose over 12%. The increase followed an announcement that it would soon be a part of the S&P 500, beginning next month.

Home Depot, which yesterday released its earnings report, saw its stock fall. Walmart will share its earnings report today.

What else should you keep in mind as you start your day? 


Life insurance is considered one of the cornerstones of financial planning by many financial professionals. It is designed to provide financial security to loved ones in the event of your demise.

When you buy a life insurance policy, you exchange premium payments for a death benefit that is given as a lump-sum payment to your beneficiaries.

Generally, there are two types of life insurance policies: term and permanent. Term life insurance offers coverage for a certain amount of time, while permanent life insurance provides coverage for the policyholder’s whole life. Although there are two primary types of coverage, various policies fall under the life insurance umbrella.

To better understand the types of coverage suitable for your goals and needs, here is a breakdown of several types of life insurance and who the policies are best for.


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Trading options is one of the only ways to make serious money, fast.
But if you ask anyone on Wall Street, they’ll tell you options aren’t for rookies…
They’ll tell you options are too “risky” for everyday Americans…
To that I say… BALONEY!
Because in recent weeks, the entire trading industry has been turned upside down…By a new trading strategy that’s helping rookies make triple and quadruple-digit gains on their very first trade.
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“I just made $1,368 in 2 days on my first trade!” – Charlie P.
“Invested $900, cashed out for $2500 in 48 hours” – Jeff B.
“Turned $180 into $3,886 in 2 days” – Jason L.
“I started with $500. My account has doubled in three days.” – Jeff D.These so-called “rookies” have been getting the kinds of results that the “professionals” usually pray for!

The creator of this strategy, Andrew Keene, was once a rookie himself…
He was down and out and losing hope…
Until he discovered an “obscure code” inside every options trade.
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Can color hacking your workspace boost productivity?

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There’s a lot of science behind boosting productivity, especially when it comes to the workplace. But did you know that the predominant colors surrounding your office can help or hinder your task completion?

According to research from the University of Texas, different colors can affect our productivity levels.

Blue and Red seem to have the most significant impact, with green also changing how we perceive our tasks at hand.

But it’s not a one-size-fits-all solution. Different jobs and projects require different color combinations for the trick to work correctly.

So how should you decorate your desk to improve productivity? Check out the full details to learn more!

The new year is around the corner, so you might be preparing to start a weight loss and health journey in January. Before you spend a ton of cash on items you think you’ll need to get fit, there’s a list of things to steer clear of.

One of the items on the do not buy list workout clothes. Sure, stylish clothes can be fun, but spending a lot of money on the clothes you’ll work out in really won’t help you get fit. Focus on your health first and meeting your goals before investing in athleticwear. If new clothes are a must, save some cash by limiting your purchases to cheaper options and only a few pieces.

Fancy water bottles are also a no go. You really don’t need a smart water bottle to tell you how much water to drink. A normal water bottle will suffice and will leave you with a little extra cash to invest in other areas of your health journey that will have a better return on your investment.

What other items should you leave on the shelf when starting your health and wellness journey?

Stay Informed,


Rex Jackson

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