Connect with us

Government

Top Penny Stocks To Buy? 4 For Your Watch List Before Next Week

Penny stocks under $1 to watch this week.
The post Top Penny Stocks To Buy? 4 For Your Watch List Before Next Week appeared first on Penny Stocks to Buy,…

Published

on

Which penny stocks are at the top of your list today? If you’ve seen some of the biggest gapping stocks of the day, you’ll see several that we’ve discussed right here on PennyStocks.com have exploded over the last few sessions. Companies like Bright Minds Biosciences (NASDAQ: DRUG), Avaya Holdings (NYSE: AVYA), and many others have exploded recently.

Today we look at more penny stocks that retail traders are watching. While there’s no substitute for more research, we look at a few of the recent catalysts and potential drivers of these stocks to help clarify what’s happening in the stock market today. One important thing to note is that these are not just any penny stocks. This list comprises some of the most volatile names thanks to their share prices alone. We’re looking at penny stocks under $1 trending this week.

Top Penny Stocks Under $1 To Watch

Clarus Therapeutics Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: CRXT)

Whenever you look at penny stocks under $1, it’s most likely expected that the chart won’t look pretty. But that doesn’t deter day traders and swing traders from having a quick look. That seems to have become the case with Clarus Therapeutics. Two days ago, shares of CRXT stock were sitting at fresh 52-week lows.

The name of the game right now is “strategic alternatives” for Clarus. In its recent quarterly update, the company expressed “substantial” doubt about its going concern and went as far as terminating certain R&D activities. Dr. Robert Dudley, President and Chief Executive Officer of Clarus, went as far as saying, “Although Clarus delivered another quarter of steady growth in net revenue driven by demand for JATENZO, it is important for us to make certain strategic changes to our business due to the difficult financing environment we face.”

[Read more] Can These Penny Stocks Explode Today? 3 to Watch 

Aside from the shortfall, Clarus was able to increase prescriptions for its JATENZO during the second quarter by 72% year-over-year. It also submitted new data for the platform that was recently presented at a medical conference and will now be listed in the FDA’s Orange Book thanks to a new patent. JATENZO is the company’s commercially available testosterone replacement treatment.

T2 Biosystems (NASDAQ: TTOO)

Shares of TTOO stock have recently been in a brighter spotlight thanks to monkeypox speculation.  On our Twitter account, we highlighted TTOO stock as a diagnostic company made popular during the COVID pandemic, now, for the same reasons, it recently gained acclaim as a potential monkeypox stock to watch. Believe it or not, T2 released headlines, later on, discussing plans to develop a monkeypox diagnostic test.

CEO John Sperzel went as far as saying, “Given the urgent nature of the monkeypox virus and the potential for global transmission, we have communicated with the FDA and CDC, and we are exploring the potential to develop and commercialize a test for the monkeypox virus.”

Missed earnings brought TTOO stock back to earth in the weeks to follow. However, it looks like things have picked back up ahead of another potential catalyst for the company. Next Wednesday (8/31), the company presents at the Gilmartin Group Emerging Growth Company Showcase. It will be interesting to see what, if any, information is discussed about the monkeypox diagnostic test progress.

Timber Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN: TMBR)

Another one of the biotech penny stocks under $1 to watch today is Timber Pharmaceuticals. The company is coming off its latest earnings results and a business update that seems to have caught some attention recently.

Timber explained that its lead asset, TMB-001 has made strides. These include launching and enrolling patients into a Phase 3 ASCEND study, receiving a Breakthrough Therapy designation from the FDA, and a Fast Track designation earlier this year. TMB-001 is under evaluation for treating X-linked recessive ichthyosis and autosomal recessive congenital ichthyosis lamellar ichthyosis.

This update is important because Timber further explained that data is expected for presentation at “several” U.S. and international medical conferences in the coming months. A previous Phase 2 study has already confirmed the efficacy and a favorable safety profile of the treatment platform.

Palisade Bio Inc. (NASDAQ: PALI)

Analysts are paying close attention to Palisade Bio right now. That might be based on some of the more recent milestones reached by the company. In particular, Palisade closed an upsized $13.8 million financing round. The company also announced that the first patient was enrolled and dosed in a Phase 3 study evaluating its LB1148 platform. This is Palisade’s platform indicated in accelerating the return of bowel function in patients undergoing GI surgery.

[Read more] Penny Stocks To Buy Now? 3 To Watch After NERV Stock Explodes 160%

The company explained that Phase 3 will mirror the design of its Phase 2 study that yielded positive results and showed “statistically significant improvement” in timely return of bowel function. Right now, analysts at Ladenburg have a Buy rating on PALI stock along with a $1.50 price target. Despite this being lower than the previous $5 target, it’s still over 600% higher than current trading levels. It may also be worth nothing that both Palisade’s CEO and CFO have been buying shares of PALI stock this month. Combined, the two bought 140,000 shares by participating in the $0.25 offering.

Betting Big On Penny Stocks?

Whether or not you like, penny stocks come secondary to the overall market. Believe it or not, institutional investors and corporate management have done their fare share of grabbing penny stocks at discounted prices. Here are a few articles we discuss the latest string of “big money” bets on penny stocks:

The post Top Penny Stocks To Buy? 4 For Your Watch List Before Next Week appeared first on Penny Stocks to Buy, Picks, News and Information | PennyStocks.com.

Read More

Continue Reading

Government

Biden’s Secret Promise To OPEC Backfires: Shellenberger

Biden’s Secret Promise To OPEC Backfires: Shellenberger

Submitted by Michael Shellenberger,

In early September, United States Secretary of…

Published

on

Biden's Secret Promise To OPEC Backfires: Shellenberger

Submitted by Michael Shellenberger,

In early September, United States Secretary of Energy, Jennifer Granholm, told Reuters that President Joe Biden was considering extending the release of oil from America’s emergency stockpiles, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), through October, and thus beyond the date when the program had been set to end. But then, a few hours later, an official with the Department of Energy called Reuters and contradicted Granholm, saying that the White House was not, in fact, considering more SPR releases. Five days later, the White House said it was considering refilling the SPR, thereby proposing to do the exact opposite of what Granholm had proposed.

The hand of Russia's President Vladimir Putin (right) is now strengthened within the OPEC+ cartel controlled by Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (left), which today decided to cut production by 2 million barrels.

The confusion around the Biden administration’s petroleum policy was cleared up yesterday after a senior official revealed that the White House had made a secret offer to buy up to 200 million barrels of OPEC+ oil to replenish the SPR in exchange for OPEC+ not cutting oil production. The official said the White House wanted to reassure OPEC+ that the US “won’t leave them hanging dry.” The fact that this offer was made through the White House, not the Department of Energy, may explain why a representative of the Department called Reuters to take back the remarks of Granholm, who has shown herself to be out-of-the-loop, and at a loss for words, relating to key administration decisions relating to oil and gas production.

The revelation poses political risks for Democrats who, in the spring of 2020, killed a proposal by President Donald Trump to replenish the SPR with oil from American producers, not OPEC+ ones, and at a price of $24 a barrel, not the $80 a barrel that the Biden White House promised to OPEC+. At the time, Trump was seeking to stabilize the American oil industry after the Covid-19 pandemic massively reduced oil demand. Trump and Congressional Republicans proposed spending $3 billion to fill the SPR. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer successfully defeated the proposal, and later bragged that his party had blocked a “bailout for big oil.”

Even normally strong boosters of the Biden White House viewed the Democrats’ opposition to refilling the SPR as a major blunder. “That decision,” noted Bloomberg, “effectively cost the US billions in potential profits and meant Biden had tens of millions of fewer barrels at his disposal with which to counter price surges.” Moreover, observed Bloomberg, it will take significantly more oil today to fill the SPR than it would have two years ago. In spring 2020, the SPR contained 634 million barrels out of a capacity of 727 million. Now, the reserve is below 442 million barrels, its lowest level in 38 years.

The decision looks even worse in light of the decision by OPEC+ today to cut production, which will increase oil prices. The Biden administration in recent days has been pulling out the stops trying to persuade Saudi Arabia and other OPEC+ members, a group that includes Russia, to maintain today’s levels of oil production. Last Friday, the Biden administration sought a 45-day delay in a civil court proceeding over whether Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman should have sovereign immunity for the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, for which bin Salman has taken responsibility.

The behavior by the Biden White House displays a willingness to sacrifice America’s commitment to human rights for the president’s short-term political needs. Instead of pleading with OPEC+ to maintain or increase high levels of oil production, the Biden administration could have simply allowed for expanded domestic oil production. Instead, Biden has issued fewer leases for on-shore and off-shore oil production than any president since World War II. As such, the pleadings by Biden and administration officials have backfired. The perception of the U.S. in the minds of OPEC+ members has weakened while the influence of Russian President Vladimir Putin has strengthened.

Why is that? Why did the Biden administration decide to spend so much political capital trying, and failing, to get Saudi Arabia and other OPEC+ members to expand production when it could have simply expanded oil production domestically? What, exactly, is going on?

President Joe Biden greets the Saudi Crown Prince on July 15, 2022.

Substack subscribers can click here to read more...

Tyler Durden Thu, 10/06/2022 - 22:20

Read More

Continue Reading

Government

What Really Divides America

What Really Divides America

Authored by Joel Kotkin via UnHerd.com,

The Midterms aren’t a battle between good and evil…

Reading the…

Published

on

What Really Divides America

Authored by Joel Kotkin via UnHerd.com,

The Midterms aren't a battle between good and evil...

Reading the mainstream media, one would be forgiven for believing that the upcoming midterms are part of a Manichaean struggle for the soul of democracy, pitting righteous progressives against the authoritarian “ultra-MAGA” hordes. The truth is nothing of the sort. Even today, the vast majority of Americans are moderate and pragmatic, with fewer than 20% combined for those identifying as either “very conservative” or “very liberal”. The apocalyptic ideological struggle envisioned by the country’s elites has little to do with how most Americans actually live and think. For most people, it is not ideology but the powerful forces of class, race, and geography that determine their political allegiances — and how they will vote come November.

Of course, it is the business of both party elites — and their media allies — to make the country seem more divided than it is. To avoid talking about the lousy economy, Democrats have sought to make the election about abortion and the alleged “threat to democracy” posed by “extremist” Republicans. But recent polls suggest that voters are still more concerned with economic issues than abortion. The warnings about extremism, meanwhile, are tough to take seriously, given that Democrats spent some $53 million to boost far-Right candidates in Republican primaries.

Republicans are contributing to the problem in their own way, too. Rather than offering any substantive governing vision of their own, they assume that voters will be repelled by unpopular progressive policies such as defunding the police, encouraging nearly unlimited illegal immigration, and promoting sexual and gender “fluidity” to schoolchildren. They ignore, of course, the fact that their own embrace of fundamentalist morality on abortion is also widely rejected by the populace. And even Right-leaning voters may doubt the sanity of some of the GOP’s eccentric candidates this November.

In short, both major parties stoke polarisation, the primary beneficiaries of which are those parties’ own political machines. But most Americans broadly want the same things: safety, economic security, a post-pandemic return to normalcy, and an end to dependence on China. Their divisions are based not so much on ideology but on the real circumstances of their everyday life.

The most critical, yet least appreciated, of these circumstances is class. America has long been celebrated as the “land of opportunity”, yet for working and middle-class people in particular, opportunity is increasingly to come by. With inflation elevated and a recession seemingly on the horizon, pocketbook issues are likely to become even more important in the coming months. According to a NBC News poll, for instance, nearly two-thirds of Americans say their pay check is falling behind the cost of living, and the Republicans hold a 19-point advantage over the Democrats on the economy.

A downturn could also benefit the Left eventually. As the American Prospect points out, proletarianised members of the middle class are increasingly shopping at the dollar stores that formerly served working and welfare populations. Labour, a critical component of the Democratic coalition, could be on the verge of a generational surge, with unionisation spreading to fast food retailers, Amazon warehouses, and Starbucks.

To take advantage of a resurgent labour movement, however, Democrats will have to move away from what Democratic strategist James Carville scathingly calls  “faculty lounge politics”: namely, their obsession with gender, race, and especially climate. For instance, by demanding “net zero” emissions on a tight deadline, without developing the natural gas and nuclear production needed to meet the country’s energy needs, progressives run the risk of inadvertently undermining the American economy. Ill-advised green policies will be particularly devastating for the once heavily Democratic workers involved in material production sectors like energy, agriculture, manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics.

To win in the coming election and beyond, Democrats need to focus instead on basic economic concerns such as higher wages, affordable housing, and improved education. They also need to address the roughly half of all small businesses reporting that inflation could force them into bankruptcy. Some progressives believe that climate change will doom the Republicans, but this is wishful thinking. According to Gallup, barely 3% of voters name environmental issues as their top concern.

Racial divides are also important — though not in the way that media hysterics about “white supremacy” would lead you to believe. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’s decision to fly undocumented immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard was undoubtedly a political stunt, and one arguably in poor taste. But it succeeded in its main goal: highlighting the enormous divide between the border states affected by illegal immigration and the bastions of white progressivism who tend to favour it.

Under Biden, the Democrats have essentially embraced “open borders” — illegal crossings are at record levels, and few of the migrants who make it across the border are ever required to leave. This policy reflects a deep-seated belief among elite Democrats that a more diverse, less white population works to their political favour. Whether they are right to think so, however, is far from clear. Black people still overwhelmingly back the Democrats, but Asians (the fastest-growing minority) and Latinos (the largest) are more evenly divided, and have been drifting toward the Republicans in recent years.

Here, too, class is a key factor. Many middle and upper-class minorities are on board with the Democrats’ anti-racist agenda. But many working-class Hispanics and Asians have more basic concerns. After all,  notes former Democratic Strategist Ruy Teixiera, these are the people most affected by inflation, rising crime, poor schools, and threats to their livelihoods posed by draconian green policies.

Culture too plays a role. Immigrants, according to one recent survey, are twice as conservative in their social views than the general public and much more so than second generation populations of their own ethnicity. Like most Americans, they largely reject the identity politics central to the current Democratic belief system. Immigrants and other minorities also tend to be both more religious than whites; new sex education standards have provoked opposition from the Latino, Asian, African American and Muslim communities.

The final dividing line is geography, always a critical factor in American politics. For decades, the country seemed to become dominated by the great metropolitan areas of the coasts, with their tech and finance-led economies. But even before the pandemic, the coastal centres were losing their demographic and economic momentum and seeing their political influence fade. In 1960, for example, New York boasted more electoral votes than Texas and Florida combined. Today, both have more electoral votes than the Empire State. Last year, New York, California, and Illinois lost more people to outmigration than any other states. The greatest gains were in Florida, Texas, Arizona, and North Carolina. These states are high-growth, fertile, and lean toward the GOP.Likewise, regional trends suggest that elections will be decided in lower density areas; suburbs alone are  home to at least 40% of all House seats. Some of these voters may be refugees from blue areas who still favour the Democrats. But lower-density areas, which also tend to have the highest fertility rates, tend to be dominated by family concerns like inflation, public education and safety, issues that for now favour Republicans.

Put the battle between Good and Evil to one side. It is these three factors — class, race, geography — that will shape the outcome of the midterms, whatever the media says. The endless kabuki theatre pitting Trump and his minions against Democrats may delight and enrage America’s elites — but for the American people, it is still material concerns that matter.

Tyler Durden Thu, 10/06/2022 - 21:40

Read More

Continue Reading

International

Switzerland, Not USA, Is The ‘Most Innovative’ Country In The World

Switzerland, Not USA, Is The ‘Most Innovative’ Country In The World

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has released its 2022…

Published

on

Switzerland, Not USA, Is The 'Most Innovative' Country In The World

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has released its 2022 Global Innovation Index. It evaluated innovation levels across 132 economies focusing on a long list of criteria such as human capital, institutions, technology and creative output as well as market and business sophistication, among others.

The 2022 index has found that innovation is still blossoming in some sectors despite the global economic slowdown and coronavirus pandemic, especially in industries to do with public health and the environment.

As Statista's Katharina Buchholz reports, Switzerland topped the rankings with a score of 64.6 out of 100, the 12th time it has been named the world leader in innovation. The United States come second while the Sweden rounds off the top three.

You will find more infographics at Statista

One of the biggest winners of the ranking was South Korea, which climbed up from rank 10 in 2020 to rank 6 in 2022.

China is now the world's 11th most innovative nation, up from rank 14 in 2020 and 2019 and rank 17 in 2018.

China was also named the most innovative upper middle-income country ahead of Bulgaria (overall rank 35), while India (overall rank 40) came first for lower middle-income countries, followed by Vietnam (overall rank 48).

Notably, China is now on a par with the United States in terms of the number of top 100 Science & Technology clusters

Finally, WIPO notes that on the one hand, science and innovation investments continued to surge in 2021, performing strongly even at the height of a once in a century pandemic. On the other hand, even as the pandemic recedes, storm clouds remain overhead, with increasing supply-chain, energy, trade and geopolitical stresses.

Tyler Durden Thu, 10/06/2022 - 20:40

Read More

Continue Reading

Trending