Stock Market Manager Weekly Update: December 6th, 2023

Weekly UpdateDecember 6th, 2023

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Well in spite of wars high gas and grocery prices markets are approaching all time highs.  At the same time there are some big risks out there ….another round of rate hikes and full on war in the middle East and hold on tight

Guru’s like Siegel always have something to say.. but I’d still be on the sidelines and looking at High Dividend ETF’s a s a nice way to hedge your best.  ValueEngine is a great way to do that

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With the stock market in ‘striking distance’ of all-time high, Wharton’s Jeremy Siegel warns the only thing that can derail it is Jerome Powell

The end of the year often marks an uptick for the stock market, with a so-called Santa Rally pushed by brokers offloading dud stocks and buying into performers for a year-end boost. Many on Wall Street say these bullish signals could continue into 2024, with analysts saying they expect to see the S&P 500 topping out at 4,700. The famed stock watcher Jeremy Siegel, of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Business School, is one of them, saying the Dow Jones could also be in for an “all-time high” in the coming months. There’s just one thing standing in its way.

Siegel has long been cautious of the Federal Reserve’s approach to rate hikes, often suggesting that the central bank’s chairman, Jerome Powell, needs to adopt an element of flexibility. And in his comment on Wisdom Tree this week, Siegel once again made the argument for moderation of policy.

The Dow Jones, currently up 9.2% for the year to date and at 36,204 close to its highest level on record, could be held back by the Fed if it remains overly committed to its 2% inflation target, Siegel said.

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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.

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11-17-23 Thrive Precision Health (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 (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.

7-17-2023 International Food and Beverage (OTC IFBC)
Italian Food & Beverage Corp. Announces Strategic Partner  

PLAINVIEW, NY-(Accesswire 07-17-2023) – Italian Food & Beverage Corp. (OTC- IFBC)

IFBC is now an approved vendor for Ferraro Foods, one of the country’s largest specialty distributors of food and foodservice supplies to Italian restaurants and pizzerias in the eastern U.S.

Ferraro Foods serves over 8,000 customers in 26 states. Recently they have announced a major expansion of its Long Island distribution business with the addition of a 230,000-square-foot warehouse, this distribution center is expected to increase capacity in the largest specialty Italian foods market.

IFBC is currently coordinating efforts with the Ferraro Foods New York distribution center in Melville, the mutual goal is to collaborate with each respective sales team to expand both companies’ reach to new clients while introducing the Dino Luzzi energy drink regular and sugar free to the existing ones.

The Dino Luzzi Energy Drink is the only energy drink made in Italy currently in the Ferraro Foods line, and is now distributed in the State of New York and its boroughs by Ferraro Foods.

It should be a perfect fit to bolster the company’s brand.
Dino Luzzi, CEO commented, “We are excited that Ferraro Foods is adding our brand to their clients.

This purchase order shows their trust in our product line. We are working with their sales team to increase sales while continuing marketing the product and, we will continue to do what is needed to increase shareholder value, looking forward to updating shareholders in the next few months.”

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November 29, 2023 by Herb Blank

The “Magnificent Seven” has now replaced “FAMANGs” as the nickname for current market leadership.  It is also a somewhat deridingly used term for the “overpriced” stocks hated by value managers.  Holdovers include Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google.  Gone is Netflix.  New are Nvidia and Tesla while Facebook had a facelift to be renamed Meta. As tech has long been associated with leading growth, the nature of what constitutes tech will remain important in the future. The tech that will be commoditized and replaced is yet to be determined.  Ask former owners of Digital Equipment Corporation, Cisco Systems and Hewlett Packard how quickly a tech company’s leadership can fall from grace as new technologies take over.  From a growth manager’s perspective, the goal is to own the future Magnificent Seven, not the current one.

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