Cycle

Visualizing 2020's Endless News Cycle

If 2020 seems like a blur, it was. Amid the backdrop of a global pandemic, ensuing lockdowns, and an election year, dozens of competing narratives overlapped to provide nothing short of information overload. To help visualize this roller coaster, Axios is out with their fourth annual Google Trends chart. “We have never seen a year…

Goldman Upgrades Exxon To Buy For The First Time In Four Years As Cycle Begins To Turn

Just one day after Wells Fargo issued a rare upgrade on beaten down energy giant Exxon, late on Tuesday Goldman did what it hasn’t done since 2016, and it upgraded Exxon from Neutral to a Buy – just two months after it upgraded the major from a Sell – with a $52 price target given…

Sun Ejects Biggest Solar Flare In Years Ahead Of Active Cycle  

On Sunday, SpaceWeather said the sun’s solar explosion was measured as an M4.4-category eruption, which produced a shortwave radio blackout over some parts of Earth and a bright coronal mass ejection (CME).  “Remarkably, the flare was even bigger than it seemed. The blast site is located just behind the sun’s southeastern limb, so the explosion was…