Stock Market Manager Weekly Update: December 28th, 2023

Weekly UpdateDecember 28th, 2023

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It’s a Christmas Miracle!! 
Stocks pop as Nasdaq closes in on best year since 2003.
Seems in spite of 2 wars and global instability at a post WWII high, runaway inflation and political chaos, the markets are stronger than ever.  Part of this has to do with the fact that the US economy is stronger than most everywhere else and foreign capital continues to flow our direction.

I’m still a skeptic, and looking for high yield ETF’s etc. This won’t continue forever, but I’ve been wrong before!!

Yahoo Finance 12-28

Fresh economic data showed that unemployment claims ticked slightly higher in the week ending Dec. 23. Americans filed 218,000 jobless claims, up from 205,000 the week prior and above the 210,000 economists had projected.

Broadly, economists have been closely tracking the labor market for any signs of weakness that could indicate the US economy is headed for a broader slowdown in 2024, but Thursday’s data did little to increase any concerns.

“Businesses have been extremely reticent to let go of workers that they struggled to find over the last 3 years,” Jefferies US economist Thomas Simons wrote in a note to clients on Thursday. “We doubt that they will be able to hold on to everyone indefinitely, but they’re going to try. … The chances of a soft landing in the labor market have increased, but a landing of some sort is coming for sure.”

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12-27-2023 International Food and Beverage (OTC IFBC)  

Dino Luzzi Energy Drink and King Esport Set to Ignite the Gaming Scene at XMAS COMICS ESPORTS PARTNERSHIP ENERGIZING DINO LUZZI’S INFLUENCE

PLAINVIEW, NY / ACCESSWIRE / December 27, 2023 / Italian Food Beverage Corp. (OTC PINK:IFBC) in its ongoing collaboration with King Esport, has already gained 32.7 million views. The collaboration continued at the gaming event XMAS COMICS, which took place Dec. 17 generating over 35,000 visitors.

The growth of esports, with viewership numbers surpassing those of many traditional sports events, has turned it into a billion-dollar industry, attracting major sponsorships, endorsements and media coverage.

As the esports industry grows, the integration of specialized energy drinks designed for gamers can strengthen one’s performance, endurance and focus in competitive gaming.

The blending of technology, sports, health and wellness has ushered in a new era, making energy drinks an essential for esports athletes. With gaming evolving into a professional sport, there is a surge in demand for beverages that enhance cognitive functions and support sustained peak performance.

The future of esports holds even greater promise, with virtual and augmented reality transforming the physical experience for gamers. As esports establishes itself as a global phenomenon through reshaping entertainment and athletics, it calls for a level of mental sharpness and endurance to that found in traditional sports.

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12-6-23 Entrex Carbon Markets (FKN UHF Logistics) (OTC-Pink RGLG)
Entrex updates 2024 projected revenue and EBITDA and announces capital raising Initiatives

St. Petersburg, Florida/ Acceswire/ December 6, 2023 — Entrex Carbon Market (OTC:RGLG)  today announced new carbon offset projects it anticipates developing in 2024 representing over $97 million in projected revenue with an estimated $62 million in EBITDA, exclusive of project financing costs.

“Under the terms of our 10-year Carbon Offset Rights Agreements, the licensed projects represent nearly $100 million in annual recurring revenue,” said Stephen H. Watkins, CEO of the St. Petersburg, Florida company.

“2023 has been a year during which the voluntary carbon market has evolved significantly to our benefit. We’ve also worked to get our house in order with the OTC Markets and the SEC and expect to be fully compliant with all applicable reporting requirements. This should allow us to be uplisted to the QB during 2024; we also anticipate our name and symbol filings will be updated early in the new year which should avoid confusion for current and potential investors.” Watkins continued.

“We’re working to establish various off balance sheet project financing solutions which will avoid any dilutive effect to our shareholders and balance sheet. We see this as a win-win for both our investors and the project financing partners. We also anticipate a year-end “Entrex Update” to be released before the end of the year,” concluded Watkins.

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12-4-2023 International Food and Beverage (OTC IFBC)  

Dino Luzzi Energy Drink Fueling the Future of Competitive Gaming Announcing New Strategic Partner

PLAINVIEW, NY / ACCESSWIRE / December 4, 2023 / Italian Food & Beverage Corp. (OTC PINK:IFBC) a leading energy drink and beverage company, proudly announces its collaboration with “King E-sport” a company specializing in live and online events within the immersive realm of video games and Esports.

Recognizing the significant overlap between Esports players and energy drink consumers, IFBC, in conjunction with King E-sport, actively participated in the Milan Games Week & Cartoomics. Held at the Rho Fiera di Milano from Nov. 24 to 26, this event is Italy’s premier gaming and esports festival, attracting over 200,000 visitors with the participation of 120.000 gamers in 3 days, creating a new record.

IFBC introduced its Dino Luzzi Energy drink to Esports players, garnering widespread acclaim for being one of the best energy drinks on the market. The positive reception has fueled both companies’ enthusiasm to extend the partnership with entering the rapidly expanding Esports market in the USA, currently estimated to have 212 Million with 3,24 Billion worldwide.

“I will never forget the excitement created from this gigantic young crowd, their enthusiasm is way overwhelming, those gamers don’t give up, they were born to win with a great smile in their faces” said CEO Dino Luzzi.

With a shared vision of enhancing the gaming experience and fueling the passion of Esports enthusiasts, IFBC and King E-sport are set to embark on an exciting journey, bringing energy and excitement to gamers around the world.

A great video on Dino Energy Drink and King Esports

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11-17-23 Thrive Precision Health, Inc. (FKA China New Energy) (OTC-Pink CNER)


Thrive Focus: Personalized Medicine – Institutionalizing Diabetes Care for Better Patient Outcomes
Spokane, WA – (November 17, 2023) – Thrive Precision Health (“THRV”) (formerly Thrive Global Biosafety and China New Energy Group Company (with subsidiary Thrive Testing and Biosafety Inc., “CNER” or “Company”) (OTC-Pink-Alternative Reporting Pink: CNER) is pleased to announce it has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the assets of two diabetes clinics in Hawaii with the plan to expand to 20 clinics.

“Diabetes is a big problem among the population in Hawaii, and our focus will be to reduce the pain, struggle, and cost of the diabetes epidemic and its co-morbidities.”, stated Guy Zajonc, CEO and Chairman of Thrive Precision Health.” “Acquisition of Heal Diabetes, Inc. will give us the footprint to build Thrive Clinics across Hawaii. The management team is highly skilled in delivering the newest forms of diabetes treatment.”

Heal Diabetes has 2 locations operating and has billed $1.2M in diabetic care service year to date in 2023 and is seeing consistent month-over-month growth. Over 350 patients have been treated in 2023 at the Honolulu HI and Waipahu HI clinics. We plan to open two more clinics in early 2024. The first one in Waipahu to accommodate a waitlist of 200 patients. And the second new clinic in Waianae, HI, to serve over 4,500 diabetic patients through network referrals.

“The Thrive Precision Health vision to apply advanced technology to diabetes care and individualizing each patient’s care is the next evolutionary step in digital health. When advanced technology focuses on a specific problem as large as diabetes, we believe patient outcomes will be better by avoiding expensive treatments like amputation, dialysis, and chronic pain,” stated Charles Elliott, President of Heal Diabetes.

“Our experience in delivering care on the front lines combined with Thrive’s technology is something my team wants to be part of.”

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10-24-23 Thrive Precision Health, inc. (FKN China New Energy) (OTC-Pink CNER)


Thrive Focus: Personalized Medicine – Institutionalizing Diabetes Care for Better Patient Outcomes

Spokane, WA – (October 25, 2023) – Thrive Precision Health (“THRV”) (formerly Thrive Global Biosafety and China New Energy Group Company (with subsidiary Thrive Testing and Biosafety Inc., “CNER” or “Company”) (OTC-Pink-Alternative Reporting Pink: CNER) is pleased to announce it has entered into a binding letter of intent to acquire two diabetes clinics on Arizona.

“Our strategy to bring advanced technology to diabetes care has taken its first step in the pending acquisition of True Diabetes Neuropathy and Wounds Solutions AZ, LLC.”, stated Guy Zajonc, CEO and Chairman of Thrive Precision Health.” ” To us, the words Precision Health and Personalized Medicine mean better outcomes by tailoring our approach and offering individualized treatment to every patient using proven science. We will continue to acquire or start new specialized diabetes clinics in Arizona with a goal of thirty more sites”.

THRV is developing a standardized clinical footprint that can scale nationwide and internationally to offer Wound Care, IV Therapies, Neuropathy Treatment, and enhanced complementary protocols. Each clinic will have up to 20 IV stations and five wound care treatment rooms, generating up to $5-6 million in total revenues per location. Our goal is a 35% EBITDA within each clinic. Approximately 85% of services are reimbursed by third-party payors such as Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance companies. Cash paid by the patients will represent 15% of gross income from operations.

THRV will start with the two Arizona clinics, one in Gilbert and the other in Show Low, AZ.

“We are excited to join the Thrive Precision team with the ability to build a national and potentially international platform for diabetes care,” says Dr. Jason Mulder, CEO of True Diabetes. “In Arizona alone, there are 600,0001 diabetics and an estimated 2 million pre-diabetics, and the caseload far exceeds the capacity to treat those affected. We want to help reverse the pre-diabetic condition before ulcers, amputation, and dialysis occur.”

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9-8-23 Antibe Therapeutics, Inc. (OTCQX ATBPF)
Announces Results of 2023 Annual Meeting

TORONTO, September 08, 2023–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Antibe Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: ATE, OTCQX: ATBPF), a clinical-stage company leveraging its hydrogen sulfide platform to develop next-generation therapies to target inflammation, is pleased to announce the results of its annual meeting of shareholders (the “Meeting”) held earlier today. All resolutions outlined in the management information circular were approved. Detailed results for the election of directors are provided below:

Director NomineeOutcome% For% Withheld
Roderick FlowerElected90.77%9.23%
Robert E. HoffmanElected81.08%18.92%
Amal KhouriElected90.74%9.26%
Dan LegaultElected90.62%9.38%
Walt MacneeElected90.81%9.19%
Jennifer McNealeyElected80.31%19.69%
Yung WuElected90.80%9.20%

Voting results on all matters voted on at the Meeting have been filed on SEDAR.

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A November to Remember While Recession Warnings Persist
December 17, 2023 by Herb Blank

Despite all the negative-to-flat market expectations from Wall Street specialists and other pundits that frequent CNBC for 2023, the recession they feared did not manifest itself, soft landing or otherwise. The economy continued to be strong enough to avoid negative GDP growth. S&P 500 Index ETFs, including SPLG, continue to outperform other broad-based benchmark ETFs while the Nasdaq-100 ETF, QQQ, is poised to put another impressive year into the books.  Despite predictions of a long-cycle value regime following the problems growth had in the first half of 2022, growth continued to beat value and large-cap continued to beat small-cap.  Let’s look at the numbers from January through November of 2023.
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