Links for 2014 09 30

Added on by C. Maoxian.

The Hong Kong Protests: What You Should Know - 

"Any changes to the Basic Law have to be ratified by the country’s legislature, the National People’s Congress, which is controlled by the Communist Party." ... THIS IS THE RUB 

"The hitch: the “broadly representative nominating committee.” On Aug. 31, the National People’s Congress Standing Committee ruled that to appear on the ballot, candidates had to get more than half the votes of the nominating committee, which would be identical to the election committee that had picked previous chief executives. To Hong Kong’s pro-democracy activists, this was unacceptable because it guaranteed that only candidates approved by Beijing would be nominated. " ... YES, THIS IS WHAT THE UPROAR IS ABOUT

China Strikes Back! | ChinaFile  

"we agreed that it was dismaying not just that Carter was being kept at official arm’s length and had been personally offended, but that this entire episode was like so many others with which we had both recently been involved. What is more, it struck us as somehow emblematic of the suspicious, secretive, peremptory, punitive way in which official China now so often deports itself in the world, especially toward democracies, which it tends to view as especially seditious, even hostile." ...

37 all time highs 2014 09 29  

Facebook Inc 
Nike Inc 
Lockheed Martin Corp 
Allergan Inc 
Fedex Corp 
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Intuit Inc 
Sherwin-Williams Company 
Cf Industries Holdings 
NiSource Inc 
Gopro Inc. 
Polaris Industries Inc 
Church & Dwight Company 
Mallinckrodt Plc Ordinary Share 
Centene Corp 
Athlon Energy Inc 
Icon Plc 
Jack In The Box Inc 
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Receptos Inc 
Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc 
Blackhawk Network Holdings Inc 
Clubcorp Holdings Inc 
Ambarella Inc 
Sunedison Semiconductor Limited 
Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Inc 
Radius Health Inc. 
Otonomy Inc. 
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc 
IGI Laboratories 
Ovascience Inc 
Immune Design Corp. 
Biospecifics Technologies Corp 
Straight Path Communications In 
Radiant Logistics 
Willdan Group

Zacks Investment Ideas feature highlights: NQ Mobile, WuXi PharmaTech and Amazon - Yahoo Finance   

"If there was ever a stock to have no position in, this would be it." ... JUMPED 10% AFTER THIS WAS POSTED

Gross’s Last Defiance Stuns Allianz, Pimco in Janus Move - Bloomberg  

Gross, 70, had left the bond giant he helped found 43 years earlier without telling its executives, a last act of defiance by a great investor whose strained relationship with his lieutenants had brought him to the verge of being ousted ... “Ever since the Mohamed departure, the knives were out for Bill,” .. e picked up the phone and cold-called DoubleLine Capital LP, asking for Jeffrey Gundlach to discuss joining the much smaller crosstown competitor. The following day, the two men met at Gundlach’s house, where Gross expressed concern that employees were conspiring against him and Pimco might fire him

Turkish Delight : Architectural Digest  

Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula ... Aegean Sea ... From $925/night;