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4 Epicenter Penny Stocks You Need to Know About in 2021

Are These Epicenter Penny Stocks Worth Watching in 2021?
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Are These Epicenter Penny Stocks on Your Watchlist?

As the pandemic began and penny stocks/blue chips sunk in value, many investors quickly scooped up shares at low prices. Soon after, the stock market began to rise in value, and many penny stocks moved toward record highs. 

On the other hand, the stocks that were hit the hardest by the pandemic, are referred to as epicenter stocks. As the name suggests, these are stocks at the epicenter of the Covid-19 pandemic, and alternately, those that could benefit the most if things go in the right direction. 

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For example, some epicenter stocks include those in the travel industry, energy, financial, materials and more. And although it is difficult to say just when these stocks will begin to bounce back, we can use the trajectory of the pandemic as a way to identify a potential time frame. 

Right now, we are in the midst of a Delta-variant-inspired Covid-19 spike. While this is disheartening, if we look at the U.K., only a few weeks after their spike began, numbers are now declining substantially day to day. So, we can all hope that the pandemic will end soon. But, in the meantime, let’s take a look at four epicenter penny stocks that you should know about in 2021. 

4 Epicenter Penny Stocks to Watch Right Now 

  1. Tellurian Inc. (NASDAQ: TELL
  2. Blue Apron Holdings Inc. (NYSE: APRN
  3. Creatd Inc. (NASDAQ: CRTD
  4. Scworx Corp. (NASDAQ: WORX

Tellurian Inc. (NASDAQ: TELL) 

Up by around 12% at EOD are shares of the energy penny stock, Tellurian Inc. YTD, shares of TELL stock have shot up by over 220%. And while this is a reflection of the bullishness on the oil and gas industry, it is also a great sign for Tellurian Inc. as a whole. 

Today, Tellurian made big news after announcing that it finalized an agreement with Shell NA LNG for the sale of its liquified natural gas. This is the third deal that the company has completed in the past two to three months, and together, they represent almost all of its production capacity at the Driftwood LND’s first two plants. 

The CEO of Tellurian, Octavio Simoes, states that “Tellurian welcomes Shell to the Driftwood project. Shell manages one of the largest and most diverse portfolios of LNG in the world, and is leading the industry in delivering CO2e neutral LNG cargoes.” 

This is positive news for both Tellurian’s short and long-term prospects, and should help to keep its Driftwood operation flowing. With a major emphasis on LNG right now, TELL stock could be worth keeping an eye on.

Blue Apron Holdings Inc. (NYSE: APRN) 

Another big gainer of the day so far is Blue Apron Holdings Inc., up by over 10% at EOD. While YTD, shares of APRN stock have shed around 34% of value, there are some interesting factors for investors to consider. If you’re unfamiliar with what the company does, Blue Apron is a provider of at-home meal kits.

Its motto is “better living through better food.” And while the trend of chef-inspired meal delivery is widespread now, Blue Apron was one of the earliest players on the scene. The company is devoted to providing high-quality ingredients that can be made quickly at home. Ahead of its financial results for Q2 2021 which will be released on August 3rd, we can take a closer look at the company. 

There are two factors to consider before deciding if APRN stock is worth watching. On one hand, the impact of the pandemic has meant that more people are at home or choosing to forgo eating out. And while this has changed with vaccines in the past six months or so, the sentiment remains largely the same. For this reason, demand for Blue Apron’s products has increased during the past year or so. 

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The second thing to consider is that if case numbers decline, more people could be headed back to work and therefore, have less time to cook meals. This could also result in a demand increase for Blue Apron’s products. Regardless, the financial results released by the company will be quite telling as to its current business model. So before the numbers drop, do you think that APRN stock is worth keeping an eye on?


Creatd Inc. (NASDAQ: CRTD) 

Creatd Inc. is a tech penny stock that is the parent company of the platform known as Vocal. It works with creators and brands worldwide to provide leading content and partnerships.

Today, Creatd announced that it had entered into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding or MOU, to buy a large stake in the DTC company, Wobble Wedge. Wobble Wedge is a disruptor in the home improvement market, that sells its products both directly to consumers and through wholesale sources. The agreement will give CRTD a 55% stake in Wobble, in exchange for both cash and stock. 

“I am thrilled about this opportunity to add Wobble Wedge to Creatd’s e-commerce portfolio and to integrate their incredible management team. After closing, we expect the transaction to be immediately accretive to EBITDA and generate between $1.5-1.7 million in net revenues over the next 12 months.”

The CEO of Creatd, Jeremy Frommer

While we likely won’t see the result of this until Creatd’s next balance sheet, it is still exciting news for investors to consider. Whether this is enough to make CRTD stock worth buying, however, is up to you. 


Scworx Corp. (NASDAQ: WORX) 

Scworx is a tech penny stock that builds data warehouse machine learning and artificial intelligence-based software. These SaaS products are in use for healthcare providers and other customers. Within the platform, customers can access data cleansing and normalization, contract management, automated rebate management modules, and much more. A few weeks ago, the company announced that it had regained compliance with the NASDAQ listing requirements. 

At the same time, it announced that Tim Hannibal, current COO, would become the new CEO. He stated that “over the last 10-15 years, technology within the healthcare industry has evolved both in cost and complexity. Unfortunately, the technology which was implemented within different hospital departments and with disparate objectives has failed to provide the promised advancements.”

As a leader in providing software to healthcare institutions, there is a clear benefit that Scworx could gain from the pandemic’s current state and the ending of Covid-19. With all of this in mind, is WORX stock worth keeping an eye on?


Which Epicenter Penny Stocks Are You Watching?

Finding the best epicenter penny stocks to buy is all about considering which companies may benefit the most. While the pandemic is still ongoing, if more people can get vaccinated, we could see cases begin to decline in the near future.

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However, for now, it could be the time to find potentially valuable penny stocks to buy. With all of this in mind, which epicenter penny stocks are you watching?

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Worsening Treasury Liquidity Keeping Fixed-Income Vol Elevated

Worsening Treasury Liquidity Keeping Fixed-Income Vol Elevated

Authored by Simon White, Bloomberg macro strategist,

Poor liquidity in the…



Worsening Treasury Liquidity Keeping Fixed-Income Vol Elevated

Authored by Simon White, Bloomberg macro strategist,

Poor liquidity in the Treasury market is contributing to a rise in implied and realized fixed-income volatility. A re-increase in inflation volatility means this dynamic is likely to persist.

Despite being one of the deepest markets in the world, the market for Treasuries has seen liquidity deteriorate in the years since the pandemic. On several measures – bid/offer spread, order-book depth, price impact of a trade – the Treasury market has shown marked signs of a decline in liquidity in recent years.

Bloomberg’s US Treasury Liquidity Index measures liquidity by comparing where yields are to where they “should” be based off a fitted curve. The greater the average of the yield errors across the curve, the worse liquidity is likely to be.

As the chart below shows, the Liquidity Index infers liquidity has markedly weakened over the last two years, and after showing an improvement over the last six months, it has started to worsen again.

Fixed-income volatility, using the MOVE index, intuitively rises and falls as liquidity worsens and improves respectively.

Bond volatility has been notably higher in this cycle than other assets’ volatility, such as equities and FX. Indeed, the recent rise in the MOVE index, i.e. implied volatility, has taken it to a level above realized volatility it has rarely exceeded in the last 30-plus years.

The immediate catalyst for the rise in bond volatility has been the Federal Reserve’s rate-hiking cycle. But this was itself triggered by the rise in inflation. It is the inherent increase in uncertainty that goes with elevated inflation that is the ultimate source of rising volatility.

Higher inflation volatility goes hand in hand with higher market volatility, especially in rates and fixed-income markets. Inflation is very likely to be persistent, and soon to begin re-accelerating. Inflation volatility has moderated somewhat from its recent highs, but is picking up again.

As long as inflation volatility remains elevated, bond vol will remain likewise. This is even more so the case as the yield curve continues to rise, with steeper curves an inherent source of yield volatility.

Tyler Durden Mon, 10/16/2023 - 08:45

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How we’re using evidence to tackle net zero, slow economy and new hybrid working – sign up for Conversation partnership events and reports

With its IPPO partners, The Conversation is addressing some of the biggest policy challenges.




Civil servants around the world are wrestling with a vast web of incredibly complex social problems.

From meeting net zero targets in cash-strapped economies, with often low levels of political support, to managing ageing populations, sluggish productivity levels and handling the repercussions of soaring inequality, there are no easy answers.

But a growing body of detailed academic research can help. The biggest challenge is assessing and then effectively communicating this research to governments so they can use it to inform and shape policy.

In December 2020, as the UK was about to enter its third pandemic lockdown, The Conversation partnered on the £2 million, ESRC-funded International Public Policy Observatory (IPPO), a collaboration of UK academic institutions – including UCL, the Welsh Centre for Public Policy (WCPP), Queen’s University Belfast, and the University of Glasgow – and the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA) to help make sense of the flood of COVID-related evidence and then report it usefully to policymakers across the UK.

Three years later, IPPO is now a third of the way through its second two-year phase, and has extended its focus to include the challenges of net zero, socio-economic inequalities, place and spatial inequality and COVID-19 recovery.

It has also been engaging with national and local policymakers to find out what kinds of evidence would be of most use to them. After all, to provide impactful answers, researchers need to know what questions people are asking.

What’s coming up?

Since June 2023, our team has been reviewing the new normal of hybrid and remote work, and how these changes are affecting workers with disabilities and long-term health conditions. In our next report, we’ll look at what policymakers can do to ensure that potential gains from more flexible working conditions are embedded into work spaces.

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IPPO has also focused its attention on the challenges posed by net zero goals, and highlighted the pathways and barriers to change when it comes to people making their homes more energy efficient. It has also suggested the novel idea of home upgrade agencies to offer bespoke, data-driven advice to households and help everyone make a positive difference.

This month, the team is holding a public event on the best ways to engage society in how we meet net zero goals, as countries across the world face increased opposition to green policies.

In Northern Ireland and Scotland, the team has also been exploring policy interventions to reduce high levels of economic inactivity. It now intends to expand this research to look at what different geographic areas around the UK can learn from one another.

Innovations in evidence

As part of its remit to challenge and improve how evidence is gathered and used, IPPO recently launched a new series of public, online events on new methods for mobilising evidence for greatest impact, to guide researchers, policymakers and intermediaries.

Our next events on “How to Commission Rapid Evidence Assessments for Policy” and “Systems Mapping: Best Approaches and What Works for Policy Design” will bring together experts in evidence and policy to discuss best practice for evidence-informed decision making.

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We’ll also be welcoming David Halpern, chief executive of the behavioural insights team at Nesta, to discuss how to gauge whether an approach that works in one place and time, will work in others, during a public, online event.

Unlocking potential in a crisis

On November 21, IPPO will launch its first evidence review of 2023 looking at how local authorities can accelerate policy change under pressure.

Over the last four months, IPPO and its partner RREAL have looked at the COVID-19 recovery plans developed by local authorities across the country.

During our launch event, the report’s authors will discuss key takeaways from their research, reveal what mechanisms help unlock and deliver progressive policies, and share in-depth case studies of the experiences of those involved in the design and implementation of recovery plans at the local authority level. You can sign up here.

For more information about IPPO, its events and upcoming work, please click here.

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New Zealand Ousts Leftist Lockdown Loons After Conservative Wins Election

New Zealand Ousts Leftist Lockdown Loons After Conservative Wins Election

Voters in New Zealand on Saturday ousted the party once led by Jacinda…



New Zealand Ousts Leftist Lockdown Loons After Conservative Wins Election

Voters in New Zealand on Saturday ousted the party once led by Jacinda Ardern, and have instead elected the country's most conservative government in decades.

New Zealand's new Prime Minister elect Christopher Luxon

Turns out forcing your citizens to take vaccines, decreeing state news the only 'truth,' and locking up peaceful protesters opposed pandemic authoritarianism did not go over well.

On Saturday, conservative Christopher Luxon was elected New Zealand's next prime minister. While the exact makeup of Luxon's government has yet to be determined, his center-right National party looks set to form a coalition government with one or two minor parties.

The National Party will likely combine its indicated 50 seats with the ACT party (11 seats), to give them 61 seats, providing a slim majority in the 121-seat New Zealand parliament. As Goldman notes, the results are largely in line with pre-election polling, with the incumbent Labour party on track to lose their outright majority in parliament for the first time since 2017.

"You have reached for hope and you have voted for change," Luxon told supporters to rapturous applause at an event in Auckland, alongside his wife Amanda and their children.

Outgoing Prime Mininster Chris Hipkins, who's held the job for nine months following the abrupt resignation of Jacinda Ardern, told supporters late Saturday that he'd called Luxon to concede.

Outgoing New Zealand Prime Minister Chris Hipkins

Hipkins said that while the result wasn't his desired outcome, "I want you to be proud of what we achieved over the last six years," he told supporters in Wellington.

On the economic front, Goldman notes that Luxon's party has vowed to reduce effective tax rates on incomes and investment parties. And while National has pledged to offset the fiscal impact of tax cuts with savings elsewhere, Goldman sees the risks as "skewed to more stimulatory fiscal policy in 2024" vs New Zealand's current fiscal projections.

The proposed tax cuts and new spending amounts to around 0.8% of annual GDP, which would boost household disposable income by around 1.5% and also provide a tailwind to house prices in 2024. While National has pledged to offset the new spending and lower taxes with a reduction in spending and new taxes, overall we view the risks as skewed to more fiscal stimulus (compared to the current fiscal projections) and additional rate hikes from the RBNZ (GSe: base case on hold at 5.5%).

Luxon has also addressed crime in New Zealand, telling supporters that it's "out of control," adding "And we are going to restore law and order, and we are going to restore personal responsibility."

He's also vowed to fix the capital's traffic woes with a new tunnel project.

Tyler Durden Sun, 10/15/2023 - 14:00

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