Railroads Start To Come Off The Rails


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One of the nice traits about the railroads is they are one of my indicators to help with general market direction. I have found that when the railroads start to underperform the $SPX, that is typically a confirming signal of broader market weakness.

While I have been bearish for a while, the railroads starting to break the trend line of relative performance indicates that this will be a bigger than average breakdown. The PPO on the weekly chart is also breaking below zero. That doesn't happen very often. 

Here is a longer term picture.

Be careful out there!

Good trading,
Greg Schnell, CMT, MFTA

Railroads Start To Come Off The Rails


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One of the nice traits about the railroads is they are one of my indicators to help with general market direction. I have found that when the railroads start to underperform the $SPX, that is typically a confirming signal of broader market weakness.

While I have been bearish for a while, the railroads starting to break the trend line of relative performance indicates that this will be a bigger than average breakdown. The PPO on the weekly chart is also breaking below zero. That doesn't happen very often. 

Here is a longer term picture.

Be careful out there!

Good trading,
Greg Schnell, CMT, MFTA

White Wolf-backed Consulting Solutions buys JDC


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Consulting Solutions, which is backed by White Wolf Capital, has acquired Atlanta-based JDC Group, an SAP focused consulting and staffing company. No financial terms were disclosed.

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TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 18, 2018

Consulting Solutions (“CS”), a portfolio company of White Wolf Capital (“White Wolf”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of JDC Group (“JDC”). Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Corry Doyle, Managing Director of White Wolf, noted “We are excited to add JDC’s management team, clients, and consultants to Consulting Solutions. In addition to providing numerous organic growth opportunities, this transaction adds an industry leading SAP consulting and staffing business to our already strong company and establishes Consulting Solutions as one of the top 40 IT staffing companies in the United States.”

Scott Dungey, EVP Business Development of Consulting Solutions, commented, “The benefits of this transaction are compelling. We have built a

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White Wolf-backed Consulting Solutions buys JDC


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Consulting Solutions, which is backed by White Wolf Capital, has acquired Atlanta-based JDC Group, an SAP focused consulting and staffing company. No financial terms were disclosed.

PRESS RELEASE

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (PRWEB) DECEMBER 18, 2018

Consulting Solutions (“CS”), a portfolio company of White Wolf Capital (“White Wolf”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of JDC Group (“JDC”). Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Corry Doyle, Managing Director of White Wolf, noted “We are excited to add JDC’s management team, clients, and consultants to Consulting Solutions. In addition to providing numerous organic growth opportunities, this transaction adds an industry leading SAP consulting and staffing business to our already strong company and establishes Consulting Solutions as one of the top 40 IT staffing companies in the United States.”

Scott Dungey, EVP Business Development of Consulting Solutions, commented, “The benefits of this transaction are compelling. We have built a

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Acendre secures funding from Strattam Capital


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Strattam Capital has made an majority investment in Acendre, a talent management platform provider. No financial terms were disclosed. Bowstring Advisors served as financial adviser to Acendre on the transaction.

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ARLINGTON, Va. & AUSTIN, Texas & MELBOURNE, Australia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Acendre, a leader in secure, cloud-based talent management software for regulated industry verticals, today announced a majority growth investment from Strattam Capital.

The investment will enable Acendre to accelerate its growth and more quickly advance its innovative, easy-to-use Software as a Service (SaaS) talent management platform, which helps organizations solve some of today’s most challenging hiring problems.

Acendre’s highly secure, configurable and interoperable talent management platform addresses the specialized needs of organizations in highly regulated industries including the federal government, healthcare, higher education, and mining. The solution is FedRAMP certified and maintains specific capabilities for the federal government such as Title 5 hiring practice workflow. Over 200 organizations around

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Tuesday links: technical supervision


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2:00PM Water Cooler 12/18/2018


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Today’s Water Cooler: Presidential debates, Beto unready, Senate Intelligence Community reports, DNC data, fascism once more, housing starts, modesty in fashion, Tesla, Blue Apron, Bitcoin ATMs, corruption, tech dystopias, Mr. Market and the Fed, package seizures, ambient cruelty, Facebook

2:00PM Water Cooler 12/18/2018


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Today’s Water Cooler: Presidential debates, Beto unready, Senate Intelligence Community reports, DNC data, fascism once more, housing starts, modesty in fashion, Tesla, Blue Apron, Bitcoin ATMs, corruption, tech dystopias, Mr. Market and the Fed, package seizures, ambient cruelty, Facebook

2018: A Year in Coal


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It’s been a year of ups and downs for the coal industry.


Even while the White House considered different ways to extend a lifeline for coal plants and proposed a replacement for the Clean Power Plan that may soften emissions regulations, many generators still faced a difficult market. 


The Energy Information Administration (EIA) projected this month that 2018 will end with 14 gigawatts of coal retirements, second to only 2015. Earlier in the year, a report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis <a href="https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/report-on-track-for-record-coal-retirements-with-more-on-the-way">suggested</a> retirements would even surpass 2015, at 15.4 gigawatts.


<img alt="" class="modal" src="http://feeds.greentechmedia.com/content/images/articles/EIA_COAL_CHART.png" style="max-width: 100%;" />


EIA analysts also expect coal consumption in 2018 to fall to its lowest level since 1979.


John Larsen, head of U.S. power sector and energy systems research at the Rhodium Group, said the year "has not been the worst-case scenario for coal,&rdquo; but he added that more problems are undoubtedly on the way.<div class="post-limited-image"><img alt="" class="modal" src="http://feeds.greentechmedia.com/content/images/articles/RHODIUM_COAL_CHART.png" style="max-width: 100%;" /></div>

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2018: A Year in Coal


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It&rsquo;s been a year of ups and downs for the coal industry.


Even while the White House considered different ways to extend a lifeline for coal plants and proposed a replacement for the Clean Power Plan that may soften emissions regulations, many generators still faced a difficult market.&nbsp;


The Energy Information Administration (EIA) projected this month that 2018 will end with 14 gigawatts of coal retirements, second to only 2015. Earlier in the year, a report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis <a href="https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/report-on-track-for-record-coal-retirements-with-more-on-the-way">suggested</a> retirements would even surpass 2015, at 15.4 gigawatts.


<img alt="" class="modal" src="http://feeds.greentechmedia.com/content/images/articles/EIA_COAL_CHART.png" style="max-width: 100%;" />


EIA analysts also expect coal consumption in 2018 to fall to its lowest level since 1979.


John Larsen, head of U.S. power sector and energy systems research at the Rhodium Group, said the year "has not been the worst-case scenario for coal,&rdquo; but he added that more problems are undoubtedly on the way.<div class="post-limited-image"><img alt="" class="modal" src="http://feeds.greentechmedia.com/content/images/articles/RHODIUM_COAL_CHART.png" style="max-width: 100%;" /></div>

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A Trip Down Memory Lane


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With the news of Google and Amazon’s huge expansions into NYC, many people are asking “how did NYC tech get to this place?”  Well, I am going to post a 25 minute video history lesson at the end of this blog post that explains that.

But first, I’d like to talk about how I ended up doing that history lesson, which in and of itself is a history lesson.

When the Internet sector started to emerge from its nuclear winter in the late 2003/early 2004 (which is also when Brad Burnham and I went out and raised the first USV fund), those of us who were still working in the Inernet sector were looking around for a narrative and a rallying cry.

Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle came up with it. They called the re-emergence of the Internet/web sector “Web 2.0” and they launched a conference called Web

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PE-backed Sara Lee Frozen Bakery beefs up C-suite with two hires


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Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois-based Sara Lee Frozen Bakery, a maker of frozen bakery and dessert products, has named Ryan Malone as chief marketing officer and Wendy Webb Williams as chief legal officer. Previously, Malone worked at McCain Foods USA where he most recently served as senior director of marketing while Williams led the law department for the North America and Europe regions for Mead Johnson Nutrition. Sara Lee is backed by Kohlberg & Company.

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OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sara Lee® Frozen Bakery has appointed Ryan Malone as chief marketing officer and Wendy Webb Williams as chief legal officer, completing the management team of the new organization which was launched in August. The new hires bring decades of food industry experience to help lead the company’s efforts to grow the iconic Sara Lee®, Van’s®, Chef Pierre® and Bistro Collection® brands following the purchase from Tyson earlier this year.

“Wendy

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