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Liberty Broadband Corp (LBRDK) Shares See TEMA Climbing Higher 0

Liberty Broadband Corp (LBRDK) Shares See TEMA Climbing Higher

Liberty Broadband Corp (LBRDK) shares are being monitored by traders as the TEMA is gaining upward momentum, signifying a potential uptrend for the name.  The Triple Exponential Moving Average or  TEMA, is a technical indicator that was developed by Patrick Mulloy and published in the “Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities” magazine in 1994. As Mulloy explains in his original article, “the definition of TEMA1 is not a ‘simple’ triple EMA, but rather a composite of a single, double and triple EMAs, which eliminates the lag when there is a trend.”  The indicator can be used for smoothing price data, as well as for smoothing other indicators. In terms of simple moving averages for Liberty Broadband Corp (LBRDK), the 200-day is currently at 81.36, the 50-day is 87.61, and the 7-day is resting at 90.64. The moving average is a popular investing tool among traders.

Moving averages can be used to help filter out the day to day noise created by other factors. MA’s may be used to identify uptrends or downtrends, and they can be a prominent indicator for detecting a change in momentum for a particular stock. Many traders will use moving averages for different periods of time in conjunction with other indicators to help gauge future stock price action.

Traders may also be paying close attention to RSI levels on shares of Liberty Broadband Corp (LBRDK). The current 14-day RSI is presently sitting at 76.10, the 7-day is 88.72, and the 3-day is 95.93. The RSI, or Relative Strength Index is a popular oscillating indicator among traders and investors.

The RSI operates in a range-bound area with values between 0 and 100. When the RSI line moves up, the stock may be experiencing strength. The opposite is the case when the RSI line is heading lower.

Different time periods may be used when using the RSI indicator. The RSI may be more volatile using a shorter period of time. Many traders keep an eye on the 30 and 70 marks on the RSI scale.

A move above 70 is widely considered to show the stock as overbought, and a move below 30 would indicate that the stock may be oversold. Traders may use these levels to help identify stock price reversals. When completing stock analysis, investors and traders may opt to review other technical levels.

Liberty Broadband Corp (LBRDK) currently has a 14-day Commodity Channel Index (CCI) of 205.63. Investors and traders may use this indicator to help spot price reversals, price extremes, and the strength of a trend. Many investors will use the CCI in conjunction with other indicators when evaluating a trade.

The CCI may be used to spot if a stock is entering overbought (+100) and oversold (-100) territory. The Average Directional Index or ADX is often considered to be an important tool for technical trading or investing. The ADX is a technical indicator developed by J.

Welles Wilder used to determine the strength of a trend. The ADX is often used along with the Plus Directional Indicator (+DI) and Minus Directional Indicator (-DI) to identify the direction of the trend. Presently, the 14-day ADX is resting at 18.87.

Generally speaking, an ADX value from 0-25 would indicate an absent or weak trend.

A value of 25-50 would indicate a strong trend.

A value of 50-75 would signal a very strong trend, and a value of 75-100 would indicate an extremely strong trend.

Apple drops cheap iPods 0

Apple drops cheap iPods

After years of being outsold by the iPhone, the venerable iPod has taken a big step toward eventual oblivion. Apple Inc. said Thursday it was discontinuing two of the cheapest iPod models: the nano and shuffle.

The two products have been removed from the Apple online store and will vanish from retail locations as well. Apple demoted the iPod’s placement in its retail stores a couple of years ago, moving the devices to the company’s accessory shelves. The $149 nano and $49 shuffle were last updated with new colors in 2015, but the nano hasn’t been revamped since 2012 while the shuffle hasn’t been redesigned since 2010. The news arrives as the iPod regains a smidgen of pop cultural cachet thanks to the movie “Baby Driver,” in which the title character owns multiple vintage iPods and is rarely seen without earbuds.

“Today, we are simplifying our iPod lineup with two models of iPod touch now with double the capacity starting at just $199 and we are discontinuing the iPod shuffle and iPod nano,” Apple said in a statement.

The original iPod arrived in 2001. It wasn’t the first digital music player but it upended the music industry and put 1,000 songs in your pocket. The shuffle hit the market in 2005 as the first iPod with faster flash storage and without a screen, while the nano was introduced later in the year as a replacement for the then-popular iPod mini. Both went through several redesigns in their early years before being supplanted by iPhone.

The iPod touch, the company’s highest selling iPod and once referred to by Steve Jobs as an iPhone without the phone, remains on sale. The company updated the device’s storage capacities on Thursday, discontinuing the 16GB and 64GB models and lowering the price of the 32GB and 128GB options to $199 and $299, respectively.

Apple discontinued the iPod classic in 2014, a large iPod with a “click wheel” that looked most like the original model. Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said at the time that the classic was discontinued because the company was unable to source the necessary parts. Nonetheless, with the success of the iPhone, the lack of an App Store and services like iCloud and Apple Music, the non-touch iPods have become less useful to both Apple and consumers.

Apple, based in Cupertino, California, has sold more than 400 million iPods so far, while the iPhone surpassed a billion units sold in July 2016.

Now read: Xiaomi unveils Mi AI Speaker[1]

References

  1. ^ Xiaomi unveils Mi AI Speaker (mybroadband.co.za)
Don’t Let Corporations Pick What Websites You Visit 0

Don’t Let Corporations Pick What Websites You Visit

Think about the websites you visit. The movies you stream. The music you listen to online.

The animal videos that are just too cute not to share. Now think about the freedom to use the internet however and whenever you choose being taken away from you. That’s exactly what Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, and other Internet Service Providers (ISPs), are trying to do.

Right now, those companies are constrained by a principle called net neutrality — the so-called “ guiding principle of the internet 1 .” It’s the idea that people should be free to access all the content available online without ISPs dictating how, when, and where that content can be accessed. In other words, net neutrality holds that the company you pay for internet access can’t control what you do online. In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission adopted strong net neutrality rules 2 that banned ISPs from slowing down connection speeds to competing services — e.g., Comcast can’t slow down content or applications specific to Verizon because it wants you to switch to their services — or blocking websites in an effort to charge individuals or companies more for services they’re already paying for.

But now the open internet as we know it is under threat again. Net neutrality rules are in danger of being overturned by Donald Trump’s FCC chairman Ajit Pai and broadband companies like Comcast, AT&T, and Verizon. But these corporations aren’t doing this alone.

They’re getting help from at least eight handpicked members of Congress, all Republicans (Paul Ryan being the most notable), who’ve signed statements of support for overturning the neutrality rules. Why? All we need to do is follow the money.

These eight lawmakers have all received significant campaign contributions 3 from these corporations. That means the big broadband corporations and their special interest groups are attempting — and succeeding — to influence policymakers’ decisions on rules that affect us all. The fun doesn’t stop there.

Ajit Pai — the FCC chairman bent on overturning net neutrality — is a former lawyer for Verizon, one of the very companies petitioning to have the rules changed. Lately Pai has been citing an academic paper arguing 4 that the FCC “eschewed economics and embraced populism as its guiding principle” in making decisions on issues like net neutrality. The catch?

This paper wasn’t written by independent experts. It was  funded and commissioned by CALinnovates 5 , a telecommunications industry trade group. Their biggest member?

None other than AT&T, which stands to benefit a lot if these rules are overturned. This is just one example of “information laundering,” in which corporate-commissioned research is being used to further corporate agendas. It’s just another way corporations are using their money and influence to lobby members of Congress.

During a recent day of action, major websites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google stood up in defense of net neutrality 6 by using pop-up ads, GIFs, and videos to inform the public of the issue and ask them to tell the FCC to “preserve the open Internet.” You too can fight back against corporate influence by calling the FCC and telling them you won’t give up your right to use the Internet the way you want.

References ^ guiding principle of the internet (www.savetheinternet.com) ^ adopted strong net neutrality rules (money.cnn.com) ^ campaign contributions (act.represent.us) ^ arguing (act.represent.us) ^ funded and commissioned by CALinnovates (act.represent.us) ^ defense of net neutrality (www.politico.com)