Thursday, December 27, 2018

Equities: "Alcohol, coffee could be key to living longer, study finds"

S&P futures down 34.50 (1.40%), DJIA futs down 326 (1.42%)
First up, from ABC7, Chicago:
People who drink moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee and are overweight in their 70s live longer lives, according to researchers at UC Irvine Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurological Disorders.

The researchers started a study in 2003 to look at what makes people live past 90.

They say participants in their study who drank moderate amounts of alcohol or coffee lived longer than those who abstained from either drink.

In addition, people who were overweight in their 70s lived longer than people who were normal or underweight in their 70s.

To learn more about the study, click here.

Note: The video attached to this article is from a story about research into 'hangxiety.' You can read that story here.
From MarketWatch
Dow futures down more than 300 points after Wall Street’s historic rebound 

And finally, The Fly:
...I know futures are lower; but that means literally nothing. Futures will be jimmying higher by the opening tick-tock. Men with stupid hats and ugly ties will position billions into stocks, barreling into the New Year. Those same people will be executed come 2019. Meanwhile, times are good and the goose is fat. Do not lament Le Fly because he’s swifter, more odious than you. Play the box, but do not dare enter the box. The box is for chopping only.... 
I'm not exactly sure what that means.