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Penny Stocks to Buy Right Now? 4 For Your Late July Watchlist

18, 2021

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4 Penny Stocks to Watch With July Coming to an End 

With penny stocks in focus right now, many investors are searching for the best small caps to watch. And while trading has not exactly been ideal in the past month or two, some traders believe that the near future could hold a great deal of potential. To understand why we have to consider what’s going on in the world right now. And most prominently, that is the pandemic and when it may come to an end. 

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With cases of the Delta variant rising around the world, many investors have reignited earlier fears about the potential of a full reopening. And while we may not go back to the lockdown we’ve seen in the past, this fear is playing out with both penny stocks and blue chips. Now, it’s worth noting that plenty on the list of penny stocks, happen to move independently of the larger stock market. Because of this, it seems as though there is always value to be found. Considering these factors, here are four penny stocks to watch in late July 2021. 

4 Penny Stocks to Watch Right Now 

Conformis Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS)Ault Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DPW) Aerpio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARPO) Investview Inc. (OTC: INVU) 

Conformis Inc. (NASDAQ: CFMS)

Conformis Inc. is a biotech penny stock that has experienced a great deal of momentum in the past few trading sessions. This company creates medical tech products such as joint replacement implants and more. Its iDuo product is a personalized bicompartmental knee replacement system in use by many patients around the world. In addition to this, CFMS offers a variety of other products as well. On July 7th, Conformis Inc. announced the settlement of patent litigation with Wright Medical Technology Inc.

“We are pleased to have resolved all of the ongoing patent litigation related to the Wright Medical dispute. The settlement once again highlights the strength and value of our intellectual property, as well as our steadfast commitment to protecting and enforcing it.” The President and CEO of Conformis

While this is not major news for the company, it is an important factor to consider. With its solid lineup of IP, Conformis remains a leader in the joint replacement market. Right now, CFMS stock is showing higher volume than usual, at around 13 million compared to around 2 million on an average trading day. Additionally, it’s worth noting that shares of CFMS stock shot up by over 7% on Friday, July 16th. So considering all of this, will you be adding CFMS stock to your watchlist this week?

Ault Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE: DPW)

Ault Global Holdings Inc. is an industrial stock that develops power system solutions. The company is involved in the design, manufacturing, and retailing of these products. Ault’s offerings are primarily sold to military, medical, aerospace, and telecommunication companies, which gives it quite a broad reach. Some of its products include power supplies, multiplexers, power conversion equipment, and much more.

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On July 16th, the company announced the formation of Ault Global Real Estate Equities Inc. This will allow the company to invest in commercial real estate. The company states that Christopher K. Wu will become the new CEO of Ault Global Real Estate.

“We believe there are attractive assets in commercial real estate in the United States that would benefit from capital investment and repositioning, and we believe Chris Wu, given his experience in the commercial real estate sector, will provide strong leadership to drive investments that meet our criteria. Chris brings a unique skill set and connections to provide non-recourse financing to the Company, allowing us to expand our real estate portfolio with limited impact on the Company’s resources.”The executive chairman of Ault, Milton “Todd” Ault

Because the real estate industry is booming right now, Ault sees a large market opportunity to get in on. While the results of this venture are yet to be seen, investors have high hopes for the near future with this real estate move. With this in mind, will DPW stock make your watchlist?

Aerpio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ARPO)

Aerpio Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a biotech penny stock that develops and commercializes various compounds. This includes those that treat ocular disease and vascular stabilization. Its lead product, razuprotafib, has completed Phase 2b clinical trial to treat diabetic retinopathy. The company has experienced a lot of positive momentum this year, bringing investor attention from all around the market. So, to understand ARPO better, let’s take a look at what it has been up to in the past few weeks.

On June 4th, the company provided a second update on its Aadi Bioscience presentation at the ASCO 2021 Virtual Meeting. Apart from this, there has been no other company-specific news released from Aerpio. Despite this, shares of ARPO stock shot up by around 3% on July 16th. At the start of 2021, this penny stock was at $1.05 per share on average, now shares sit at around $2.06, which is quite a substantial increase. Considering this, will ARPO stock be on your watchlist this coming week?

Investview Inc. (OTC: INVU)

Investview Inc. is a fintech company working on new solutions for the financial industry. Specifically, it offers financial education, research, and technology. Investview’s product offerings include investment tools, advisory services, and much more to help its customers. The company also offers crypto mining and adaptive blockchain technologies. Its move into the crypto market shows just how innovative the company is. And as a result, many investors are looking at INVU as a player in what the finance industry could become in the future.

On July 16th, Investview paid its preferred quarterly dividend and closed its perpetual preferred offering. The company’s iGenius subsidiary also recently reported a strong record growth trend in the first quarter of 2021. These are the two most recent announcements from the company and could help to explain its bullish momentum in the past few trading sessions.

“This was an all-around highly successful quarter for iGenius. During the quarter, our strategies led to strong global customer demand for our high-quality financial education tools, research, and digital asset technology products. We also offered various incentives and promotions that were well received and contributed meaningfully to sales and customer growth for the quarter.” The CEO of Investview, Joe Cammarata

While trading in the past month has not been ideal, the demand for educational tools remains quite high. Whether this makes INVU stock worth watching or not is up to you. 

Are These Penny Stocks on Your Watchlist?

Finding the best penny stocks for your watchlist all comes down to a few factors. First, what type of investor are you, and what is your tolerance for risk? These two questions alone should help to identify which penny stocks may be worth watching.

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Second, what do the company’s financials look like and what is its long-term outlook? With research as the backbone for all great investors, finding the best penny stocks to buy in 2021 can be easy if you are willing to spend the time.

7 Pieces Of Advice To Help You Rebuild In-Person Relationships

7 Pieces Of Advice To Help You Rebuild In-Person Relationships

As you prepare for in-person sales meetings, networking events, and other business interactions, you might feel a little anxious. You’ve spent months quarantining and social distancing. After communicating through Zoom for so long, with funny backgrounds and interrupting pets lightening the mood, it might not seem “normal” to be back in a crowded room or formal meeting.In an effort to make your transition easier, I reached out to entrepreneurs and business leaders to learn how they’re making the adjustment. Here’s their advice:
1. Respect other people’s comfort levels.

Everyone will respond differently to in-person events. Some of your team members will be excited to shake hands, hug friends, and be in the same space for the first time in forever. Others may want to maintain their distance considering new virus variants. Respecting everyone’s individual choice is the key to successful relationship-building.
You should also take precautions before, during, and after in-person interactions. Make sure to wash your hands frequently and follow current health guidelines. If you’re planning to host an event, monitor attendees for symptoms, provide handwashing and sanitizing stations, and encourage anyone to attend virtually if they’re symptomatic.

Duane Spires, CEO of the consulting firm Success Team Coaching, has successfully hosted several in-person events for 100 to 300 people since last year. “As the world reopens, there is a much-needed opportunity for people to experience the exciting power of in-person relationship-building again,” Spires says. “Following this advice will give you the confidence to host incredible meetings and events, and you will see your business and life go to the next level!”

2. Be intentional about relationship building.
In a Harvard Business Review Analytic Services survey, 95% of respondents said face-to-face meetings were critical to building and maintaining long-term relationships. As you form new relationships and rekindle existing ones, it’s important to be intentional.

Everyone knows how to be polite, but it’s hard to be fully present when you feel like your time should be spent elsewhere. If you want to build worthwhile relationships, you need to give others the time and attention they deserve. Nick McLean, founder of the Midwestern private equity firm Four Pillars Investors, knows that relationship-building is the key to business success.

“My first job out of school was in consulting,” he says. “Week after week, the client would pay all of the project team’s travel expenses to work face-to-face with the client. That made an impression on me. Fast-forward to today: Some would say our business is about forming partnerships. We can do our jobs without in-person relationship-building, but we feel as though that is taking the easy way out. Since some of our competitors will not make an effort to meet in person, it allows us to differentiate ourselves.”
3. Be genuine and considerate.
Bert Cattoor, founder and CEO of mobile mapping and machine learning company Geckomatics, believes that what you get out of relationships equals what you put in. “In post-pandemic times, taking the time to meet physically is generous. Make sure you pay attention to what is important for the person you are meeting, and if you can give value that builds a network where value will sooner or later find you in return. Give advice, open up your network to introduce interesting people, and take time to listen.”
When deciding where (or how) to meet, weigh your options: Are you meeting with an important customer? Take time to meet them face-to-face so that they see how important the relationship is to you. Are you scheduling a recurring meeting with your teammates? It’s OK to be flexible, but don’t forget how much impact in-person interactions have. And no matter whether you meet online or in-person, make sure you’re considering the needs of the other person.
4. Aim to have fun.
Jeanine Smith, CEO of the media company Sorority Records, says the pandemic taught her to appreciate the basic freedoms she took for granted before quarantine. As a result, she’s focused on fun as the world finally moves into the post-pandemic era. Her recommendation? Don’t make the conversation all about you if you want to keep things light and make a good impression.
“Make sure you are clear that everyone is going through something so no one is totally focused on you,” she says. “The best thing you can do is relax and be cool when you meet someone. No one wants your stress when they have their own.”
To rebuild old relationships and form new ones, make sure you focus on giving. When you help other people, you create the foundation for a relationship that can last a lifetime. Put people at ease with your presence, and always give before you try to ask for anything.
5. Be creative and get outside your comfort zone.
Patrick Casey, financial operations manager of the garden building supplier Arqlite, is excited to build relationships again the old-fashioned way. “This is an excellent opportunity to find common ground with people and build authentic connections,” Casey says. “It can’t be stated enough that the world we are re-entering has been on hold for over a year, and some parts of the world are dealing with entirely different circumstances—don’t take it for granted!”
In-person interactions evolve organically, build trust, and help you get to know people quicker. A curious customer who walks in for the first time can get an impromptu facility tour and leave with an impression of your company’s professionalism and the feeling that they received special treatment. Those powerful moments can’t happen via screen sharing.
6. Prioritize empathy and flexibility.
“This past year has reinforced the importance of having empathy for everyone,” says Tom Hickman, director of business development at the digital transformation company Chainyard. “Through empathy, one is able to build solid relationships—both personal and for business. Our customers were suffering in their part of the world, and by showing that we genuinely cared about them and their families, we were able to build an even deeper bond with them. Regardless of where we were located, we all suffered in some way. The pandemic revealed a lot of who we are and what is most important in our lives.”
Hickman believes there’s an easy way to apply those same lessons to a world where in-person interactions are returning: by listening. Listen to your employees and their wishes for the future of work at your company. Listen to your customers and hear what they need most from your organization. When you listen, you learn, and you can apply these insights and challenge traditional ways of doing business.
Don’t expect an overnight transformation, however. Change takes time, and everyone involved will need to be patient with ongoing business evolutions. With this in mind, Hickman recommends overcommunicating. When everyone is on the same page, progress is more obvious—even when it’s occurring at a modest pace.
The business world has transformed over the past 18 months. While some things will never be the same, the return of in-person interactions is an exciting prospect. To start rebuilding relationships, aim to follow the advice of these business leaders.

Cold Calling – A U.K. Startup Plans To Refreeze Arctic Ice But Can It Deliver?

Cold Calling – A U.K. Startup Plans To Refreeze Arctic Ice But Can It Deliver?

It sounds simple.With the help of a solar powered pump you suck up water from beneath the Arctic Ice sheet and create a lake on the surface. Once exposed to the air, the water refreezes, replenishing the ice sheet in the process. Hey presto. The melting of Arctic Ice – one of the most visible symptoms of climate change – is halted and reversed. 

But it is so simple? The good news is that the technology works and perhaps offers a means to preserve and protect at least some parts of the environment in the far north. What’s less clear, perhaps, is whether or not a re-icing machine of this can make a genuine difference in the face of overwhelmingly powerful climate trends. 
The system in question was originally developed by a team of students and graduates studying and living around Bangor University in Wales. A company – Real Ice – was subsequently established with the intention of bringing the solution to the market in cooperation with the indigenous people of the Arctic region.  I

So the challenge now is to move from prototype to a working system with a sufficient scale to address the problems created by melting ice as it affects the lives of people such as the Inuit. As things stand, the project is being promoted by the United Nations Development Program and the company itself is looking for investment to takes its plans forward. All positive, but as I prepared to speak to Managing Director Cian Sherwin, the question running through my mind was: Can this really be feasible?”  

The Delivery Issue
Here’s the potential problem. Being in possession of a demonstrably working technology doesn’t necessarily  guarantee a solution can delivered. Take carbon capture. The chemistry works and there are systems up and running. In theory, the solutions available should be playing a major role in tackling climate change. In reality, very few power stations and carbon emitting factories use carbon capture – possibly because it is seen as a cost rather than a benefit.. There is no ROI from capturing your own carbon and that limits the appetite for investment – at least for the moment.    

So when I spoke to Cian Sherwin, I was keen to find out how he and his team planned to roll out the Real Ice technology.
As he explains, the system was originally developed by engineer Nick Penny as part of a project dubbed Siku. “Nick told me he wanted to take his idea into the commercial marketplace. I was fresh out of university and I jumped at the chance of getting on board,” he says.  

Working Technology
Although refreezing the ice sheet sounds pretty radical, Sherwin is keen to stress that this is not far horizon technology. For instance, similar techniques are used by oil companies to firm up the foundations of rigs.    
But there is, of course, a sound commercial reason for doing just that. Put simply, if you’re going to drill for oil, having a stable rig is a bit of a prerequisite. Stability is good. 
Protecting the ice sheet is also a good thing and the Real Ice machine has the potential to create a positive feedback loop. Sherwin cites the Albedo Effect. Bright surfaces such as ice reflect more of the sun’s light than, say, dark rocks. By reflecting light, the ice helps to keep temperatures cool, which in turn creates more ice. Fair enough, but what is the business case?  
Local Partnerships
 Well, it’s still being worked through. Sherwin is determined that Real Ice will be rolled out in partnership with locals. “We aim to contact and include indigenous people. We have their interests at heart,” he says.  
And with climate change now absolutely at the center of policymaking, there are commercial opportunities.  
Real Ice is currently being by the United Nations Development Program through its global network of  Accelerator Labs. Latterly, the company has also featured on the UNDP’s  For Tomorrow Platform. Essentially, For Tomorrow was designed to help innovators share their ideas with other like-minded people around the world.  
And as Joseph D’Cruz – special adviser, strategic planning at the UNDP – sees it, a focus on the indigenous people will enable Real Ice to address problems with a solution that also has the capacity to generate revenues.  “It won’t solve the bigger problem of Arctic sea ice – it’s not a solution for climate change,” he says. “But it will help to prevent damage to the way of life of indigenous people.”   
“And at the same time, Inuit can use the solution as a means to generate income from carbon credits,” he adds.  
As D’Cruz sees it, there are huge opportunities to develop systems that deliver good outcomes to relatively small numbers of people while also contributing to a wider global effort to address environmental concerns. The UNDP is keen to scale such projects by encouraging collaboration around the globe.   
But there is a bigger point here. We tend to see scaling a concept in terms of investment and marketing and sales. Another approach is to share information and forge partnerships that will underpin deployment while also taking advantage of policy tools such as Carbon Credit schemes to drive revenues. The scale of the deployment doesn’t have to be vast to make a difference on the ground.