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Trader Digest: Big Brother is Watching...Us

This week in Trader Digest sees Bill Gates weigh in on Covid vaccines and conspiracies, the latest on Kodak's insider trading charges, and the increase of mass surveillance in the world of trading and finance...

WHAT WE'RE READING

Bill Gates on Covid Vaccine Timing, Hydroxychloroquine, and That 5G Conspiracy Theory
‘Bill Gates, the Microsoft Corp. co-founder and billionaire philanthropist, has become, for better and worse, a central character in the story of Covid-19.’ BLOOMBERG

Big Brother Is Watching Traders at Home for Compliance Slips
‘The pandemic has created an unexpected boom in one corner of finance: surveillance.’ BLOOMBERG

How a PR Error Might Absolve Kodak of Insider Trading Charges
‘On Tuesday, July 28th, the Trump administration, in a move similar to the ones it made with other venerable American companies (Ford and GM), announced it was asking Kodak to devote some of its vast underutilized capacity to begin the manufacture of advanced pharmaceutical ingredients.’ FORBES

15 Ways to Stay Sane While Trading Crypto
‘This is not a guide of how to trade crypto. This is not about how to make money, how to invest, or where to find alpha. But if you’ve dabbled in crypto-trading? Then you know this one thing: It can be all-consuming.’ COINDESK

The Challenge of Trading a Smaller Account
‘If you have a smaller sized investment account the standard advice of institutional Wall Street is to buy solid, conservative stocks and hold them for the long term. That advice comes with the warning that most active traders lose money.’ REAL MONEY

WHAT WE'RE LISTENING TO

When a Company Becomes the Murder Suspect
‘An ambitious energy project by the Honduran government clashes with indigenous rights, and bloodshed results.’ BLOOMBERG

Weighing the Cost of a Historic Recession
‘The UK is in its deepest recession on record, official data showed this week. Not only does Britain have the worst coronavirus death toll in Europe, but the economy has been harder hit than any other G7 country. Is it Boris Johnson’s fault?’ FINANCIAL TIMES

WHAT WE'RE WATCHING

Dirty John
‘When love becomes twisted, and trust turns into manipulation, anything can happen — including murder — in this true-crime anthology series.’ NETFLIX

Jonestown: Terror in the Jungle
'A Storyville documentary. Why did Jim Jones, a charismatic American preacher and leader of the People's Temple, compel his members in 1978 to perform 'revolutionary suicide' in northern Guyana?' BBC IPLAYER