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US Yields, Yield Spread vs Dow Jones Index

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US 10 yr Yields has gone up yesterday after US Fed and Europe ECB hawkish talks. I was interested to see how US 10yr, 2yr treasury yields, their yield spreads match against the US stock market. It seems that just before correction, the yield spreads are very near zero. Currently the yield spread is not yet close to zero but the yields start going up yesterday. Wonder how it will impact the market!

Solar Power Will Kill Coal Faster Than You Think

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Solar power, once so costly it only made economic sense in spaceships, is becoming cheap enough that it will push coal and even natural-gas plants out of business faster than previously forecast. That’s the conclusion of a Bloomberg New Energy Finance outlook for how fuel and electricity markets will evolve by 2040. The research group estimated solar already rivals the cost of new coal power plants in Germany and the U.S. and by 2021 will do so in quick-growing markets such as China and India. Read Full Story At Bloomberg

When Stress Helps You Get More Done

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And the groups of people who feel it most. For more, read "Are You Too Stressed to Be Productive? Or Not Stressed Enough?"

Healing Hawaii II: Oahu

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When I feel down, such as today when the stock market is way down, I often look to YouTube for some background soothing music. This 4K video features the wonders of the Hawaiian Island of Oahu with healing music by Liquid Mind™ . It features over 25 gorgeous scenes from around the island which change every 90 seconds. I am fortunate to have a second monitor where I can just expand the video on the second monitor while I work on other stuff. Thanks to " Natural Relaxation " YouTube Channel.

This incredible video is made by just water droplets!

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This advertising video is produced just by computer controlled droplets of water and flashes. They claim the whole video was all captured by camera implying no post-production modification. Amazing technology!

This is why oil will not be more than $50 again!

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Enhanced-Oil-Recovery is the latest technology process that US oil producers use to produce extract crude oil at low cost driving global crude oil price down! It is a process that utilise CO2 collected from other manufacturing plants to inject into the crude oil reserve underneath the ground to help push more oil up while the CO2, the Green House Gas that cause global warming, get stored permanently underground. US oil producers improve the process by separating the CO2 that came back up with the oil and re-inject it again into the ground. That further reduce CO2 release into the air and further improve oil extraction efficiency. US is in talk about providing CO2 credit to oil producers as well and that will further bring the oil production cost down even further! Oil price will never be higher than $50 with this kind of technologies applying not only to crude oil but also to shale gas extraction.