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Guggenheim’s Minerd says the market is betting on a Joe Biden victory, and a Democratic sweep will be best for stocks in the short run

Guggenheim’s Minerd says the market is betting on a Joe Biden victory, and a Democratic sweep will be best for stocks in the short run



Scott Minerd wearing a suit and tie: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters


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  • Scott Minerd spoke on a panel at the Milken Institute 2020 Global Conference on Monday and said that the markets are betting on a Joe Biden win. 
  • The Guggenheim chief investment officer explained that stocks that would flourish under a Biden win, like those in alternative energy, are flourishing right now. 
  • He added that a Democratic sweep would most likely be the best for the stock market in the short run and not the “disaster” that many are forecasting.

Guggenheim’s Scott Minerd said on Monday that the market is betting on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden to win the election.

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During a panel at the Milken Institute 2020 Global Conference, the chief investment officer said stocks that would flourish under a Biden administration are performing much better right now than stocks that would boom under Trump.

Minerd cited alternative energy companies as an example of stocks that are gearing up for a Biden win. The Invesco Cleantech ETF is trading at a record high, and the First Trust Nasdaq Clean Edge Green Energy Index Fund is up almost 100% year-to-date. The iShares Global Clean Energy ETF is trading at its highest level since 2010, and the Invesco Solar ETF is at its highest point since 2011.

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Minerd also said that the resolution of the election “will be positive for markets,” and reduce the risk premium of who the next president is going to be. 

He added that a Democratic sweep would most likely be the best for the stock market in the short run because there will be “lots of stimulus.” 

“I don’t see it in

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Could the Rays’ run to the ALCS serve as a blueprint for the Red Sox?

Could the Rays’ run to the ALCS serve as a blueprint for the Red Sox?

How’s that for a narrative shift?

“We might as well ruin their day up there in Connecticut,” said Rays reliever Pete Fairbanks, referring to ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol (ESPN won’t be broadcasting any of the ALCS games or the World Series). “We’re fine with it. We love it. We’re a good ballclub and we’re trying to go out there and win no matter how big the market is for the team we’re playing across.”

They swept the Toronto Blue Jays out of the wild-card round. Next they’ll take the noble role of battling the Astros. But the ALDS, the way it ended, was a true reflection of how odd and effective these Rays are.

It took five games to best the New York Yankees, who Fairbanks called ESPN’s “golden child,” who turned to Gerrit Cole, their $324 million ace, in Game 5. It took, really, a gutsy bullpen plan and Mike Brosseau’s late homer off Aroldis Chapman. Brosseau, undrafted in 2016, was nearly hit in the head by Chapman’s 101-mph fastball in September. Both benches cleared then, showing Tampa the unfamiliar space of tabloids and Internet debate. Then Chapman, on a $48 million contract himself, was beat by Brosseau on the 10th pitch of an eighth-inning at-bat Friday, a shot that chased the Yankees and swirled the Rays’ dugout into a mosh pit.

To get there, they used Nick Anderson, a late-inning reliever, for eight outs between the third and fifth. Fairbanks and Diego Castillo each pitched two frames behind him. Brosseau was the hero of an unbelievable ending. It was all very Rays, and now their run continues.

“Are you surprised?” Anderson asked, countering a question about using high-leverage relievers in early innings. “That’s kind of like the Rays way: Switch things up, do something a little different.”

The

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A Redditor got Stadia to run on an iPhone

A Redditor got Stadia to run on an iPhone

Although Apple cracked open the door for game streaming services to run on iPhone and iPad earlier this month, you can’t use Stadia, xCloud or GeForce Now on those devices yet. Well, at least not officially.

Members of the Stadia subreddit have been testing workarounds for Google’s game streaming service on iPhone for quite some time. Many of those have required people to install IPA files, but Zachary Knox (aka u/zmknox) has created what’s probably the easiest-to-use method yet.

They released a free browser app called Stadium, which you can download directly from the App Store. Once you enter a few settings and authenticate the browser with your Google account, the app brings up the Stadia landing page whenever you open it. Knox wrote that the app doesn’t have ads or tracking code.

Another user named /u/GrayBayPlay laid the groundwork to use an external controller in a full-screen iOS browser app. As such, you can play Stadia games on your iPhone with an Xbox One controller or Sony’s DualShock 4.

Based on some limited testing, Stadium works well enough. I played a multiplayer mission in Marvel’s Avengers and it ran smoothly with no noticeable controller lag. Downloading the app from the App Store means you sidestep some of the fiddlier aspects of other Stadia workarounds.

There’s a chance that Apple could pull Stadium from the App Store. However, the app isn’t explicitly designed to use Stadia — the App Store listing doesn’t mention the service at all.

It’s not clear if or when Stadia and xCloud will arrive on iOS devices in any official capacity. Microsoft said that Apple’s unwieldy game streaming rules would give xCloud players a “bad experience” on iPhone. However, the company recently started beta testing its remote play function on iOS. That feature allows people to

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