High School Summer Lax To The Max At Lake Placid
Editor’s note: Brian Witmer of LaxAllStars recaps the high school summer lax action that took place earlier this month at the Lake Placid Summit Classic. The Summit Classic is proudly partnered with LaxAllStars.
The Scholastic Division of the Lake Placid Summit Classic takes place during the first three days of the tournament every year. These high school aged players come from all over the country to test their metal against the best in the business.
While the constant chatter of who’s-committed-where can be interesting if you’re into that kind of thing, the real focus of these games is to give the kids a fun and competitive environment to play the game they love. It’s truly a sight for sore eyes if you’re not used to the festive side of high school summer lax!
The sidelines aren’t lined with college coaches in camp chairs armed with binders, they’re lined with parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters watching and cheering these kids on. This is a family event that everyone can look forward to as the summer begins to wind down. With the iconic Olympic ski jumps in the background, the sun on your back, and top tier lacrosse to watch and play, this really is a destination not just for lacrosse players, but for lacrosse families.
Lake Placid High School Summer Lax
Sweetlax NatIONAL 7, FCA National 6
MVP: Kaiden Johsnon/Patrick Burkenshaw
In the oldest age group in the most talented age group, Sweetlax’s National Team was able to edge out FCA National Team by just one goal in an amazing back and forth battle. THIS was championship caliber lacrosse and was an amazing effort put forth by both teams. Arguably game of the week!
Team 91 8, FCA 6
MVP: Angleo Petrakis
Team 91 out of Long Island was able to stifle FCA’s potent offense in a very close 2 goal game that could’ve gone either way. Domination at the faceoff X and settled possessions on offense sealed the deal for team 91 to win the 2018-19 Silver Division Championship
FCA National 10, Sweetlax National 9
MVP: Alex Wicks
FCA brought three teams in three divisions to the championships, and with their 2020-21 National team they were able to bring home a championship in the highest talent level at this age group. These kids are soon to be top tier talent at the collegiate level, so keep an eye on this crew!
Gaffer ELITE 12, Orange Crush 3
The Gaffer program out of Corning, New York has been turning heads since they’ve been coming to tournaments. While this isn’t a large program boasting big numbers of kids, they are turning out quality over quantity and these blue-collar kids just get the job done with hard work and tough physical play.
This year saw a couple of firsts for Lake Placid girls high school summer lax. For the first-time ever there were the same number of girls’ teams as there were in the boys’ divisions. 48 teams apiece were divided among seven divisions.
For the very top echelon of the girl’s side, there was the introduction of the Northstar division, which was primarily made up of collegiate committed teams. For example, UNC would gather all of their commits up from all over the country and put a team in under the moniker “Baby Blues” and they would play teams like Notre Dame’s “Golden Domers” and so on.
Lastly, at the very end of the scholastic championship day, the UWLX would hold their championships up in Lake Placid for the first time ever. The United Women’s Lacrosse League is a pro game for women’s lacrosse that features the very best in the game, and this year they decided to bring the championship to Lake Placid so all the girls who just finished playing could see the best in the business play.
Northstar 2018-20 Girls
UNC Baby Blues 9, Golden Domers 10
MVP: Bridget Deehan
In the first ever holding of the Northstar division, which highlights teams of players who are for the most part already committed, the Notre Dame commit team was able to top UNC’s commits in an overtime barnburner. This is the bar that has been set for the future of women’s lacrosse, and we’re excited to see how these young women elevate the game!
Girls 2018-20 Silver
Mass Elite 8, Salt City 7
MVP: Mel Hanson
In a classic matchup of hotbeds, the Massachusetts girls were able to top the Salt City Snipers out of Syracuse, New York in a one goal matchup that featured lead changes and comebacks. Lacrosse is a game of runs and congratulations to Mass Elite on the run that took you to the championship!
Girls 2021-22 Gold
Virginia Metro 8, FCA 7
MVP: Gina D’Angelo
All the girl’s scholastic games were one goal games, and the younger girls’ division was just as competitive! The Virginia Metro girls traveled all the way north to Lake Placid and they’re heading home with the hardware. FCA put up an amazing fight but Metro came all this way to win!
The scholastic tournament brought thousands of players, coaches, friends and families out to Lake Placid to not only enjoy lacrosse, but to enjoy the company of their loved ones and friends. This is high school summer lax at its finest. They brought the noise on the field, and had a wholesome experience off the field whether it be hiking, swimming in Mirror Lake, or meeting new friends and walking the main drag of Lake Placid.
If you were out there this year, we thank you for joining us in this true celebration of high school lax. If you weren’t able to make it this year or you’ve never been able to join, we really hope you’ll be able to make it one of these years! Please visit SummitLacrosseVentures.com/LPSC for more information.
Boeing 737 Max will fly passengers to and from LAX again
About two years after a pair of deadly crashes, the Boeing 737 Max plane is returning to the skies above Los Angeles as part of its gradual return to worldwide commercial service.
With a slew of investigations, tests, upgrades and regulatory approvals behind it, a 737 Max carrying passengers is set to take off Thursday from Los Angeles International Airport for the first time since March 2019, when the jetliner was grounded worldwide.
For the record:
8:06 AM, Feb. 11, 2021An earlier version of this story said the first 737 Max flight at LAX was bound for Houston. It will arrive from Houston and head to Denver.
A Brazilian airline was the first carrier to offer the 737 Max flights in early December, and U.S. airlines started returning the plane to service at the end of last year. A United Airlines trip departing Houston at 2:37 p.m. will be the first 737 Max flight to land at LAX. It will then fly to Denver.
United hopes to give passengers the flexibility to avoid the 737 Max without avoiding the airline. It has promised that when travelers book a reservation, the airline will make clear what type of plane they’re slated to board. It also promised not to make any last-minute schedule changes that would unexpectedly put a passenger on a 737 Max.
If a passenger who is booked on a 737 Max refuses to fly, United said, the airline will rebook the traveler on a substitute flight at no charge or refund the ticket. All United routes will have non-737 Max options, the airline said: At least half the flights on each route will use other planes.
“We will be fully transparent with our customers and will communicate in advance when they are booked to fly on a Max aircraft,” the carrier said in a statement.
The first U.S. passenger flight of a 737 Max after the grounding was lifted was by American Airlines on Dec. 29, 2020, from Miami to New York. By Jan. 25, six airlines, including Air Canada, Aeromexico, WestJet, GOL and Copa Airlines, had flown the plane on more than 2,700 flights worldwide, with about 5,500 hours in the air, according to Boeing.
Several other airlines are planning to add the plane to their schedules over the next few months, including Alaska Airlines, which is set to begin March 1 with daily round-trip flights between LAX and Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and between San Diego International Airport and Seattle.
A couple of years ago, the 737 Max was Boeing Co.’s bestselling model, based on about 5,000 orders placed before the crashes. Boeing touted the plane as 14% more fuel efficient than its earlier 737s — and quieter, thanks to acoustic treatments in and around the engines. Airlines were eager to incorporate it into their fleets.
Then, in October 2018, one of the planes crashed. In March 2019, another one crashed. Everyone aboard the planes — flown by Indonesia’s Lion Air and by Ethiopian Airlines, respectively — was killed, a total of 346 people. Regulators worldwide grounded the Max. As investigations into the crashes went on, airlines began canceling orders.
The crashes were caused, investigators determined, by changes Boeing made that distinguish the 737 Max from its predecessors.
To handle a longer fuselage that could fit more passengers, Boeing put larger, stronger engines on the plane. Those engines had to be moved forward on the wings because they didn’t fit in the same places as the old, smaller engines. But the new placement could cause the plane to pitch up. To counteract that, Boeing added software called the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System to automatically push the plane’s nose back down.
Regulators determined that a faulty sensor in the planes triggered the software system to nosedive under certain conditions, defying pilots’ efforts to regain control of the plane.
After 20 months of investigations, upgrades and tests, regulators cleared the plane to fly passengers again.
Would passengers book flights? Shortly after the crashes, many were hesitant.
A 2019 study led by aviation consultant Henry Harteveldt found that at least 20% of U.S. travelers said they would definitely avoid the plane in its first six months after flights resume. More than 40% said they’d be willing to take pricier or less convenient flights to stay off the 737 Max, he found.
Harteveldt hasn’t replicated that study but he said passengers are probably not as scared anymore because they recognize the work Boeing engineers and aviation regulators have invested in fixing the problem.
“It is a much better plane than before it was grounded,” he said.
So far, airline representatives and aviation analysts say passengers have not been refusing to board the plane en masse.
“Bookings on the Max are comparable to other aircraft, and we aren’t seeing data to suggest customers don’t want to fly the aircraft,” American Airlines spokesman Curtis Blessing said.
The Air Line Pilots Assn., which represents 59,000 pilots at 35 U.S. and Canadian airlines, has welcomed the return of the plane, saying it has confidence that the added training and software upgrades to the plane make it safe to return to commercial use.
“The engineering fixes to the flight-critical aircraft systems are sound,” the union said in November 2020, when the Federal Aviation Administration allowed the 737 Max to fly again.
The Assn. of Flight Attendants-CWA, which represents nearly 50,000 flight attendants at 17 airlines, has been more concerned about ensuring that federal regulators thoroughly scrutinize all new planes in the future to prevent such disasters.
“This is a moment when we must make good on our commitment to do far better and demand only the highest standards of safety,” the group said in response to the FAA decision to let the 737 Max carry passengers again.
Boeing said it continues to “work closely with global regulators and customers to safely return the airplane to service.”
FlyersRights.org, a passenger rights group with more than 60,000 members, is not confident about the plane. The group has filed two lawsuits, one to demand the FAA turn over detailed information about the tests done on the plane and the other asking that the FAA revoke the order that let the 737 Max return to service.
The FAA responded to the data request by providing the group with thousands of documents that were so heavily redacted that they were nearly impossible to comprehend, said Paul Hudson, president of the group. As for the lawsuit to keep the plane grounded, he said it was rejected by a Washington, D.C., court and is now under appeal.
Asked if he thought the public should fly on the 737 Max, Hudson said: “We think people should make their own decision.”
PE Lacrosse Stations- 20 “LAX to the MAX” Zones by Cap’n Pete’s Power PE
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These Lacrosse Stations are ideal for a physical education teacher to teach manipulative skills such as cradling, passing, shooting, goal-tending and developing movement skills such as dodging and running without a ball. These stations were created to be “FUN” and your students will ask you to bring them out every year during your lacrosse unit or even as a Field Day event!
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MAX LAX Named Official Indoor Lacrosse Provider of Events Center – Grand Park Sports Campus
WESTFIELD, IN— MAX LAX, a Central Indiana-based lacrosse league, has selected the Grand Park Events Center as the home of its fall and winter indoor programs and also has become the Official Indoor Lacrosse Provider of the state-of-the-art indoor facility.
“We’re excited to welcome MAX LAX to the Grand Park Events Center,” said Westfield Mayor Andy Cook. “Their wide array of indoor lacrosse offerings will bring year-round visitors to Grand Park in addition to the 1.5 million visits we already experience on an annual basis.”
The Grand Park Events Center offers a realistic, large-field game experience and training environment for MAX LAX players in a safe facility. The 370,000 square-foot building opened in 2016 in Westfield, Indiana, and is ideal for lacrosse, one of the fastest-growing sports for girls and boys in the United States.
“This amazing facility will allow lacrosse players to take their offseason game to the next level,” said Sharon Balek, co-owner of MAX LAX. “Whether this is your first time playing lacrosse, or you have been playing travel lacrosse for years, MAX LAX and Grand Park are the places to be to maximize your lacrosse potential.”
MAX LAX has offered leagues and programs to lacrosse players ranging from elementary school to adult for the last 10 years. MAX LAX also offers a highly competitive adult men’s travel team called Team Max.
MAX LAX offers programs at the Grand Park Events Center for players in first grade through adult, with instruction from former collegiate players for boys and girls ages first to eighth grade. The fall session is from October to December, and the winter session is from January to March. MAX LAX welcomes players to register now for the fall session.
For more information on MAX LAX, or to register for the fall session, please click here.
About Grand Park Sports Campus
Grand Park in Westfield, Indiana, is a destination like no other. The thoughtfully designed 400-acre Grand Park Sports Campus features 26 baseball and softball diamonds, 31 multipurpose fields for soccer, football, and lacrosse. The Grand Park Events Center is now open, featuring three full-sized indoor soccer fields, a restaurant and administrative offices. The Jonathan Byrd’s Fieldhouse indoor basketball/volleyball facility opened in January 2016. Grand Park also features an abundance of green space and more than 10 miles of pedestrian/bicycle trails, including the largest trailhead on the Monon Corridor.
More than 1.5 million sports visitors are expected to participate in or attend tournaments and events at the Grand Park Sports Campus on an annual basis, making the surrounding area a prime location for economic development. The master plan outlines approximately 1,400 acres of land available for residential and commercial development, including hospitality (hotel, restaurant and retail), mixed-use, life science and corporate office uses.
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LAX to the MAX – The Hillsboro Globe
Lacrosse Preview of Rules, Positions and History
With the new initiative issued by TSSAA, the governing organization for high school sports in Tennessee, announced earlier this year that the game of lacrosse will be added for both girls and boys for the 2020-2021 athletic season.
Before the season begins, the Hillsboro Globe thought our readers would like to learn a little about the rules, positions and history of the game. Lacrosse is a relatively unknown sport but is fastest growing sports in high school.
This means schools across the state can have TSSAA-sponsored lacrosse programs. Schools already have lacrosse programs now, but they are not sanctioned for TSSAA play.
Lacrosse is the oldest sport native to North America, dating back centuries with Native Americans playing various forms of the sport. It was originally known as stickball.
The game was initially played in the St. Lawrence Valley area by the Algonquian tribe and they were followed by other tribes in the eastern half of North America, and around the western Great Lakes. In the beginning, before the Europeans took over the game, Native Americans made all of the equipment by hands.
With every high school sport, NFHS dictates rules, regulations and safety measures to keep those playing the game from getting injured.
The equipment use is fairly basic.
Equipment for Boys’ and girl’s lacrosse includes a ball, a crosse and safety equipment like protective gear and a helmet.
The crosse (lacrosse stick) is made of wood, laminated wood or synthetic material, with a shaped net pocket at the end. It is 40 – 42 inches for attack men and midfielders, or 52 – 72 inches for defensemen. The head of the crosse is 10 – 12 inches wide.
The ball must be made of solid rubber and can be white, yellow or orange. The ball is 7.75 – 8 inches in circumference and 5 – 5.25 ounces.
The Basics to Understanding the Game
Lacrosse is played on grass fields that are 110 yards in length and 60 yards in length. There are 2 goals both placed in the middle of a circle known as the crease at opposite ends of the field. The objective of the game is to score more goals than the opponent.
Lacrosse is a full contact team sport played between two teams of ten players. Offensively, the objective of the game is to keep possession of the ball by either carrying it or passing it around and then attempting to shoot it into the opposing team’s goal. And defensively, the aim is to prevent the opposition from scoring and trying to dispossess them of the ball through the use of stick and body checking (uslacrosse.org)
The Rules and Positions
There are 3 main positions in lacrosse
Attack: The only position that doesn’t play defense at all. They are not allowed to cross the midfield line or they will get a penalty. Typically these are the players that lead the team in goals and are best in terms of stick skills.
Midfield: They play both offense and defense and this is the most physical position on the field. Your best players almost always play midfield. This is the most energy draining position since you are almost always running and unlike Attack or Defense they go on and off the field like hockey.
Defense: The only position on the field besides goalie with a different stick from the midfield or attack. Defensemen’s sticks are called d poles and there stick is longer than anybody else on the field. Defense is allowed to cross the midfield and play offense but one of the Midfielders
The 2018-2019 marks the seventh consecutive year lacrosse has topped the list of the National Federation of High School sports survey of coaches. “Last year, 30 percent of athletic directors said they anticipated adding boys or girls lacrosse to their programs. Golf and bowling came in at third and fourth, respectively.”
According to the National Federation of State High School Association’s latest participation survey, lacrosse is the 10th most popular girls sport. Participation in girls and boys lacrosse grew nationwide by more than 7,700 athletes over the last year.
Lax to the max
Winthrop’s Lacrosse team seems to be headed into an exciting season, as eleven new freshman and one sophomore transfer have been added to the roster. One of those freshman include Alyssa Angelo, a secondary education major, who is eager for the season.
“I’ve been playing lacrosse for four years,” Angelo said. “I believe I [will] bring good effort and energy to the team.”
Casey Davis, freshman integrated marketing communications and graphic design major, was also introduced to the team.
“I have been playing lacrosse for 11 years (since 2nd grade),” Davis said. “I [will] bring a strong commitment to elevating my skills, as well as discipline to be my best. I am super motivated which allows me to be a motivator. I believe that my positive attitude will add to the success of the team.”
With the addition of these new faces, it seems that excitement is running throughout the entire team, including the upperclassmen. Junior exercise science major, Olivia Deaver, shared her thoughts about the hefty new roster.
“I am so excited,” Deaver said. “The newcomers have been amazing so far. Everyone loves them on and off of the field and they have been so adaptable. We really needed the extra players and can’t wait to get to know them more and more on and off of the field. It’s hard to say with the season being so far away, but I expect us to be a solid group this year and to hopefully make it to the Big South Championship game again.”
Teammate Lauren Morris, junior healthcare management major, shared in Deaver’s excitement.
“Having a hefty freshman roster this year just like last year will come with many challenges, but in the end, it is very exciting to have all of this new talent in hopes that it will make our team even more successful,” said Morris. “I think with adding so many new players there will be struggles with gelling together as a unit in the beginning. It takes time and a lot of hard work to be able to play successfully together with so many new faces on the team. But the positive [thing] about having so many new faces is all of the potential talent that they can bring to our program.”
“The team is already so close and everyone helped make the freshmen feel very welcome,” Angelo said. “With adding 11 to the team, everyone has been so welcoming to us. The dynamic of everything is very fluid and clicked instantaneously. I expect we all work hard and together to have a very successful season.”
“So far, we’ve had a couple of team dinners, where we go to an upperclassman’s house and all relax and have dinner together,” Deaver added. “This fall we will be doing lots of volunteering events together.”
“With only a few weeks into preseason I think that our team chemistry is improving day by day and it is really exciting to see how well we all work together thus far,” Deaver added. “We are with each other almost every day of the week, whether we want to or not. You quickly grow a close bond with each teammate which really helps build the chemistry on the field as well.”
Though there is still a while before the lacrosse season begins, each of the players have high expectations for their upcoming season.
“Because of so many new faces this year, one of our strengths will be versatility,” Deaver said. “We will have a deeper sideline that is ready to jump in the game and give it their all when we need it.”
“As for weaknesses,” Deaver added, “I really think the only weakness with such a bigger roster is connecting on the field at first and knowing each other’s own strengths and weaknesses. By the time season comes around, this will not be an issue. ”
“My expectation for this year is to have a consistent successful season and to play to the high standard that I believe we can accomplish,” Morris said.
“This season is going to be a game changer for Winthrop lacrosse,” Davis added. “We have numbers and skill on our side to dominate this year.”
LAX to the MAX – The Blue and White
By. Kaila Palmer
As the spring season rolls in, there will be more than just the flowers blooming. With a new season starts the preparation for tryout and the beginning of spring competitive sports here at Apopka. Girl’s lacrosse is among those sports that take place in the spring. Lacrosse is a sport made for those wanting to share their extraordinary athletic abilities, stressing focus and strategy above all. Hand, eye, and foot coordination come into play and this sport requires balance for all three.
As the girl’s season is just beginning, the girl’s lacrosse team is 2-2. Although the team is starting off with new coaches, they are playing as if they’ve been together for years. With each practice, they come back harder and they prepare more for the games ahead, as they know what they need to change and work on.
The team has improved greatly since their first game. With help from their wonderful coaches Ms. Pickles, Ms. Sue, and Deon, and captains Charlize Skepple and Reagan Grimes, the girls will continue to grow and strive throughout their season.
Ms. Pickles is the head coach this year. Although this is her first year coaching this team, the team has already grown closer together.
Senior Charlize Skepple has been playing lacrosse since her 6th grade year with a travel team. “I joined the apopka girl’s lacrosse team because i’ve been playing since middle school and I wanted to continue in high school”. She plays because of the sport itself. “It’s a wonderful sport, and it opened so many doors and opportunities for me. ”
Senior Reagan Grimes biggest challenge this year is dealing with theee concussions and a slightly torn meniscus. As Reagan informed The Blue and White of this news, it came to us as a shock. And the question arose how someone can care so much about their team and still be able to help and support them from afar? She says “I play lacrosse because it’s so fun and I love all of my teammates.” Despite what may be going on individually among the players, they are like a family. Reagan also adds “…in Apopka’s girls lacrosse, everyone is really cool and it is a fun team to be apart of.”
Pictured above are seniors Reagan Grimes and Evans Lutz
Charlize and Regan were chosen to lead the team because of their love for the sport and their amazing abilities on and off the field. From knowing and running plays on the field to teaching newer girls the ropes of lacrosse, these girls are skillful leaders.
The position of a midfielder can be very strenuous and tiring to some, but these girls love it. Senior Kenzie Marn is a midfielder and loves the role. In her freshman year she came to Apopka looking for a team sport that involved a lot of running. When she decided to try out for lacrosse and play midfield, her love for lacrosse grew. “I play lacrosse because I really enjoy it and it’s really fun and competitive.” With this she saw it all the way through high school. In the first two games of this season Kinzie has scored 7 goals and has had multiple draw controls and assists.
This is only the beginning, but these girls will be ready for any team that comes their way. However, these girls can use the additional support from the Blue Darters. Their next home game is Friday March 6 against Lake Mary Prep and with the support from students and staff at Apopka in the next few games, the support that these girls need will be through the roof, and with this hopefully will their spirits increase.
90,000 6 Faithful Indicators of Effective Training
It is often difficult for us to objectively assess the effectiveness of training – you regularly appear in the gym, make volitional efforts, master new simulators, even sweat, and the relief muscles are in no hurry to manifest themselves. In this article, we have collected 6 reliable signs that will help you make sure your workout was not in vain.
The habitual manifestations of physical fatigue, such as a T-shirt that you can squeeze out, pleasant muscle soreness or brutal hunger after training, are very subjective.For example, according to research by scientists from Fairmont State University, on average, a person can lose from 800 milliliters to 1.5 liters of fluid per hour of exercise – the variation is quite large and depends on individual indicators. Muscle pain will also not help measure the effectiveness of the workout, since the body quickly adapts to new loads. The feeling of hunger after a good workout is a myth. We offer 6 science-based signs that you did not work in vain.The next time you leave the gym, go through the following points:
1. YOU ARE NOT DISTRACTED BY CALLS
Next time, in order to test how efficiently you are working, try to exchange a couple of phrases with one of your friends in the gym during the next set. If you can easily maintain a lively conversation, you are doing something wrong.
For skeptics, a more scientific approach: Create your own load scale from 0 to 10, where 10 is your maximum and 0 is your state of rest.So, during the exercise, the load level should be kept at 6-7 – this means that you are working quite intensely, and you can hardly chat with a neighbor at ease.
2. YOU BARELY COULD FINISH THE LAST APPROACH
As the last set of reps approaches, do you slow down, put in more effort, literally complete the final set with your last bit of strength? Excellent! This is a sure sign that the muscles have worked great, which means that the training was effective.
3. YOU KNOW YOUR MAXIMUM
The most accurate way to gauge training intensity is to see what percentage of your maximum you’re working out. For example, you can determine your maximum heart rate using the following equation proposed by scientists from The American College of Sports Medicine: 206. 9 – (0.67 x age). “For a training to be called effective, it is necessary to work at 80-90% of 100% of the maximum possible,” advise the scientists of the aforementioned university.
4. YOU LEAVE THE HALL IN A HEAVY MOOD
Indeed, every time you leave the gym, you should feel that you are overcoming yourself and become closer to your goal, but apathy and weakness are not at all the sensations that a proper training leaves. If, despite physical fatigue, you still have enough strength and energy to actively spend the rest of the day, then you are on the right track.
5. MUSCLES INCREASE IN VOLUME
Yes, it’s true! After an intense workout with weights, blood rushes to the muscles, carrying with it toxins and enriching the muscle tissue with oxygen and nutrients, due to these processes, the muscles swell for a couple of hours, visually increasing in volume.
6. SLEEP BECOMES STRONG
After a hard day of training, you will be assured of a quality sound sleep. This is all thanks to hormones and cytokines that are released during exercise and help the brain simulate our sleep.
The 90,000 S&P 500 has set a new high. But experts believe more in bitcoin :: RBC Crypto
The US stock index hit a record 3389 points, up 50% since March.Over the same period, BTC has risen in price by 200%. There are a number of reasons for the recession. When to expect a decline and what to invest in with the hope of making serious money in 10 years
Bitcoin and the leading US stock index S&P 500 have shown high correlation during the current crisis. During the March collapse and in the following months, the quotes of both instruments grew and fell almost simultaneously. Yesterday, August 18, the value of the index set a new all-time high at around 3389 points. The previous record of 3386 points was reached on February 19.
In March, the value of the index dropped to 2200 points, at the same time, the BTC rate was declining from $ 10,500 to $ 3800, having completely won back the fall in May. Thus, the cryptocurrency took three months to recover, while the S&P 500 took six.During this period, the index grew by more than 50%, BTC – by 200%. However, it is too early to talk about the end of the crisis, says Nikolay Klenov, financial analyst at the investment company Raison Asset Management. The profitability of companies is still low, and the population is determined to save capital rather than spend.
“The real sector of the economy is far from recovery. The spread between the S&P 500 and company yields is now at an all-time high. Most of the index participants showed negative returns in the second quarter, while the US population’s savings rates are still high.The Fed’s infusion inflated the stock market, resulting in a real financial bubble – the S&P 500 is overbought. So there is no need to talk about the end of the crisis yet, ”Klenov explained.
Oleg Abelev, an expert of the Lemon for Tea investment movement, adheres to the same position. In his opinion, there is no connection between the economic recovery and the growth of the index. S&P 500 quotes also grew in the midst of the pandemic, when consumer demand was “practically at zero”.
The growth driver of the index quotes was mainly the technological sector, Abelev said. Shares of companies such as Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, despite the crisis, were able to set new historical highs in prices and are now 30-50% more expensive than before the March collapse. Another positive factor was the data on the decline in oil reserves.
Chances of correction
In June-July, the correlation index between the S&P 500 and Bitcoin reached 90%. It is likely that if a correction begins in the stock market, it will also affect cryptocurrencies.And the chances of a correction are high, Klenov continued. The securities are now overheated, however, one should not expect a strong fall – this is not in the interests of the US government.
“The chances of a correction are great: the S&P 500 is overheated, the market may react to an increase in the incidence of COVID-19 or other negative factors. However, there will be no deep fall: the Fed and the US government will not allow this. Most likely, the fourth package of support for the American economy will be adopted, US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin is already talking about the possibility of a fifth package.The injections of liquidity will support the S&P 500, ”Klenov suggested.
He added that a correction is also likely if Joe Biden wins the US presidential election. The economic strategy may be partially revised, and the market will react to this with a fall. This opinion was shared by the managing partner of EXANTE Alexey Kiriyenko.
“Democrat Biden is widely expected to win over Republican Trump. If so, chances are high that the market will be sluggish for the rest of the year or even weaken sharply from current highs.Trump will buy himself a victory by growing markets, ”Kiriyenko said.
He recalled that on the eve of the elections, when the change of the ruling party was expected, the markets experienced increased pressure. For example, in 2008 and 2016, elections coincided with recessions. The markets were declining during this time from August to December.
Fears about a possible fall in the stock market were shared by Abelev. However, the correction is unlikely to come until the US presidential election is over. Until then, stock indices are likely to continue to swell.
“Then everything will depend on the election results. If Joe Biden wins, it is obvious that the market will correct itself, many investors will begin to fix their positions, ”Abelev warned.
He explained that due to the cheapness of the dollar and the continued work of the “printing press”, investors continue to buy cheap dollar assets. The US currency has dropped significantly in recent months. The DXY index, which shows the strength of the USD against other currencies, has dropped from 100 to 93 points since May.
The Democratic Party does not support the depreciation of the dollar, Abelev explained. So if Biden wins, the US is likely to stop printing currency and start raising taxes. As a result, the USD supply in the world will become much smaller and it will begin to grow stronger. Against this background, many investors will begin to fix their positions, and then the decline in the stock market can be quite strong.
What will happen to Bitcoin?
Bitcoin during the crisis showed a high dependence on the stock market, but now it has decreased.The correlation between BTC and gold quotes, on the contrary, has increased. According to Skew, the cryptocurrency-precious metal correlation index reached 70% in August.
If a new fall begins in the stock market, this may affect both the price of bitcoin and gold, Kiriyenko said. The decline in the value of digital assets and precious metals is unlikely to last long, although the recession may be deep.
Klenov believes that it is impossible to speak unequivocally about how Bitcoin will behave in the event of a market correction.The cryptocurrency rate can either follow the S&P 500 index or go against it. Price can also be influenced by unpredictable manipulation by large coin holders.
“It is always difficult to make predictions about bitcoin. It can show a correlation with the stock market and go down, as it was in March, or, on the contrary, it can rise sharply in the event of a correction of the S&P 500. Infusion from the Fed and future dollar inflation has significantly strengthened the position of bitcoin as an asset with limited emission “, – I am sure analyst.
At first glance, there is a dependence on the S&P 500, but in reality it is small, Abelev added. Of all cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin is perceived more as an instrument of accumulation. Therefore, if there is a new fall, nothing should be expected from BTC, the expert says.
Bitcoin vs S&P 500. What to invest in for 10 years
Over the past 10 years, both assets have shown significant growth in value. Bitcoin at the end of 2010 was worth about 10 cents. Since then, the coin has risen in price by about 11,500,000%.During this period, the S&P 500 rose 210%.
“In my opinion, long-term investment is the most effective strategy for Bitcoin. Its value will grow over time, although this does not exclude local drawdowns. If the value of the coin drops in the near future, it will be a good opportunity to build up positions, – said Klenov.
Kiriyenko believes that over an interval of 10 years, Bitcoin also outperforms the index in terms of attractiveness. However, investing a large amount in cryptocurrency is risky; in this regard, the S & P500 is a more diversified and transparent choice.And it’s better to invest in BTC only the amount that you are willing to risk.
“If money is not needed for 10 years, then bitcoin looks more interesting at this interval. However, it is difficult to imagine that a person will invest serious amounts and calmly watch the price drawdown for a long time, signing in advance that he will not touch investments, ”Kiriyenko said.
Abelev also said that of the two assets, he would choose bitcoin as an investment for 10 years.But if we judge strictly. Otherwise, you can also bet on stock indices, but the S&P 500 is inferior in attractiveness to the NASDAQ.
“Investing for a long period of 10 years is interesting for me in bitcoin. I am quite confident that Trump and the Republicans will not be in power in America for another 10 years. Even if Trump wins the next election, he will most likely be replaced by a Democrat in 2024. And this means strengthening the dollar, curtailing all free and free money, which is now a dime a dozen in the American economy, ”Abelev summed up.
Experts agreed that the stock market is overheated and a correction is possible. When it will happen is unknown. But the decisive factor may be the outcome of the US presidential election. If Biden wins, and not Trump, then this will lead to a change in government policy and may negatively affect the indices.
It is impossible to say unequivocally how cryptocurrencies will react to a new fall in the markets. On the one hand, investors can start selling off assets, as they did in March. On the other hand, the price of bitcoin may start to rise as opposed to a decline in indices.BTC looks like a more attractive investment for a period of 10 years than the S&P 500. But when buying a coin, you need to be prepared for strong drops in the exchange rate and invest only those funds that you do not mind losing.
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90,000 Morning review. Trades will be sluggish – 04/02/2015 21:00
As a result of trading on April 2, the MICEX index rose by 1.04% to 1679.24, and the RTS by 2.54% to 933.58. The trades on Thursday were held with average activity of the participants, nevertheless, the strengthening of the ruble continues and it goes against the price of oil. The Russian financial media are increasingly talking about dividend stories, which is reflected in dividend securities: the Moscow Exchange jumped 7.44% (by the way, the Central Bank wants to keep its stake in the company), Trans Oil by 5.38%, preferred shares Surgutneftegaz by 4.74%.In the red, metallurgists, as the most sensitive to the strengthening of the ruble: MMK decreased by 2.2%, Polymetal by 2.0%. The Dixy retailer reported a 47% increase in profit in 2014, AFK Sistema lost more than $ 4 billion in 2014. Otherwise, the market showed an increase of 108 points, or almost 6.9% in four days, which even for the Russian the market can be considered a significant rebound. Blue chips ended the day ambiguously: Gazprom added 0.63%, Rosneft 0.46%, LUKOIL 0.93%, MMC Norilsk Nickel fell 4.26%, Severstal by 0.23%, Sberbank increased by 2.2%.
The American market showed insignificant growth, the volume of orders in the manufacturing industry increased by 0.2% in February, which is better than forecasted, the number of initial applications for unemployment benefits last week fell to 268 thousand, which is also better than expected at 285 thousand. Naturally, that in such conditions the dollar is strengthening, which is the reason for the reduction of the negative balance of the US trade balance. In February, the balance fell to $ 35.44 billion, which is also better than expected.Activity before Easter is markedly reduced, so investors do not make sudden movements. The agreements of the international “six” and Iran slightly added to the general optimism, although they dealt a powerful blow to the oil production papers. Trades this week went around the 50-day and 100-day moving average. On Friday, investors and speculators will be able to react to the statistics of the Ministry of Labor only in the derivatives market, where S&P 500 futures will be traded for another 45 minutes after the release of labor market data. Of the notable movements, we can only note the fall in the VIX, the volatility index, by 2.9% to 14.67.The builders index has reached its highest since 2007. Surprisingly, against this positive background, Dow Jones Transportation fell 0.8%. As a result, the DJIA gained 0.37% to 17763.24 and the S & P500 rose 0.35% to 2066.96.
Several Asian markets are closed for Good Friday, and the Chinese market ends its fourth week with gains on expectations of new stimulus. On the other hand, oil companies traded in the red. In addition, about 30 new IPOs were approved as of April, which may affect the liquidity of the market.Meanwhile, HSBC’s Services PMI for China rose to 52.3 in March from 52.0 in February. By 8:45 (Moscow time) Nikkei 225 strengthened by 0.54%, and the Shanghai Composite by 0.46%.
The main result of Thursday was the agreement between Iran and the international “six”. Diplomats were able to agree on control over Tehran’s nuclear facilities in the next 25 years, which paves the way for the lifting of sanctions, as a result, the market expects another extra million barrels of “black gold” in the coming months.The important thing is that these barrels have already been mined several weeks in advance and are in floating storage, which becomes tankers in a couple of hours. Since the main drop took place after the close of physical trading in London and New York, it was already reflected in today’s quotes. By 9:05 (Moscow time), Brent sank 3.37% to $ 56.23, WTI by 1.55% to $ 50.95, copper by 0.62%, gold by 0.47%.
The dollar index futures declined slightly to 97.74. Of the commodity currencies, only the Australian dollar strengthened 0.15% against the US dollar.On the other hand, market activity is so low that there is almost no guarantee of any volatility. Morgan Stanley is actively warning its clients to fear the Russian ruble. According to analyst Alina Slesarchuk, the ruble was strengthening on financial flows, and not on the improvement of fundamental grounds. Moreover, the Russian economy, according to Morgan Stanley, will shrink by 5.6% this year. By 9:05 (Moscow time), the EUR / USD pair rose 0.01% to $ 1.088, USD / JPY lost 0.038% to 119.686. S&P 500 futures traded slightly in the red.
Today at 15:30 (Moscow time) there are data on unemployment in the United States. There will be no activity in Europe due to Good Friday. Therefore, trading on the Russian market will be sluggish.
Andrey Kochetkov, analyst at Otkritie Broker
90,000 World food prices rose to a maximum in more than 2 years
MOSCOW, 5 Dec – PRIME . World food prices in November rose to a maximum in more than 2 years amid a sharp rise in prices for meat and vegetable oil, as well as sugar, follows from a press release from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Thus, the FAO food price index in November amounted to 177.2 points, which is 4.7 points or 2.7% higher than in October and 9.5% higher than a year ago.
The FAO sugar price index in November amounted to 181.6 points, an increase in comparison with the October level by 3.3 points (1.8%). The increase is due to the expected supply reduction in the 2019-2020 season. The meat price index in November amounted to 190.5 points, which is 8.4 points (4.6%) higher than the October level.Thus, according to the organization, the growth of this indicator is the largest monthly increase since May 2009.
The vegetable oil price index last month reached its highest level since May 2018 at 150.6 points, which is 10.4% or 14.2 points higher than the October level. The FAO explains this by the active growth in prices for palm oil, as well as for soybean, rapeseed and sunflower oil.
The price index for dairy products reached 192.6 points, slightly increasing compared to October, the value of the index was 9.5% higher than a year ago.The organization noted that after a two-month decline, butter quotes rose slightly under the influence of strong demand.
The cereal price index in October amounted to 162.4 points, which is 1.9 points (1.2%) below the October figure. “The presence of significant export stocks and fierce competition among the world’s major exporters have led to a decline in international wheat prices, with rice prices in November reaching their lowest level in the past six months, due to both the influx of rice from the new crop and sluggish import demand.” , – notes FAO.
Wave of dollar purchases has awakened sluggish London
Pound hit new daily lows after the opening of trading in London, falling 0.3% to 1.2941; trailing stops hit below 1.2960, a European dealer told Bloomberg. Short-term speculators are buying the pound on downturns with a target of no more than 100 pips, according to a London dealer. According to market participants, volumes are small, but a series of dollar purchases has awakened a rather quiet market in London.
GBP / USD is currently trading at level 1.2950; the recession is seen as a result of resistance to testing by sterling of the psychological milestone of 1.3000; support lies at 1.2930, January 14 high, followed by 1.2825, January 16 low. Weekly risk reversal is near parity as investors await Brexit clarity.
Earlier, the pound posted its most impressive weekly gain in a year after Labor leader Jeremy Corbin announced that a second Brexit referendum remains an option.
“The market reaction to Brexit news shows that markets believe that neither the EU nor the UK will choose a hard Brexit when they weigh the pros and cons of each side,” said Keise Suzuki, head of sales at currency and money markets at Societe Generale in Tokyo.
May is in talks with opposition politicians to break the impasse before presenting Plan B on Monday.
The yen fell amid signs of easing tensions between the US and China. The demand for the yen eased after the US government, as reported in the press, is considering lowering tariffs on Chinese goods. The Wall Street Journal reported that US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin considered easing duties on imports of Chinese goods, although a spokesman for the department later denied this information.
USD / JPY rose 0.1% to 109.43, showing a five-day gain of 0.9%. The pair hit a two-week high of 109.49 on Friday. Leveraged accounts in Tokyo went long in USD / JPY from 109.15 following weaker-than-expected Japanese inflation data, according to an Asian currency dealer.
Markets will wait for a new round of negotiations. On Thursday, the official representative of the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China Gao Feng said that Vice Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Liu He will leave for the United States at the end of January to participate in the second round of Sino-American trade consultations.The first round of consultations between the PRC and the United States at the level of deputy ministers for trade and economic issues was held in Beijing on January 7-9.
According to Sony Financial Holdings analyst Kumiko Ishikawa, investors expect the situation to develop in a positive way. Monday is a public holiday in the United States.
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90,000 PMI for processing hits five-year high of
In November, the dynamics of demand did not keep the positive of the previous month and returned to the previous weak values, according to the results of business surveys by the IEP.E. T. Gaidar. Nevertheless, 57% of enterprises are satisfied with the November sales volumes, which indicates a good adaptation of the industry to the current sluggish demand. Estimates of stocks of raw materials and supplies demonstrate in the fourth quarter of 2016 a high readiness of the industry to get out of the protracted stagnation. 80% of industrial enterprises now have normal stocks for the current moment, which is close to the absolute maximum of the indicator for the entire 24-year period of its monitoring by the IEP in 1993–2016.The absolute maximum (81%) was noted at the beginning of 2012, but turned out to be unstable. Enterprise output forecasts do not add certainty to the debate about the start of a statistically discernible growth in industrial production. The seasonally cleared balance of release plans decreased by four points in November, but remained within the range from +8 to +13, in which it has been since the beginning of the second quarter of 2016. The growth rate of prices in November again dropped to zero and left in force the conclusion about the extremely restrained price policy of the industry in the final year.
Russian industry reports about a gradual return (restoration) of lending conditions to pre-crisis values. According to IEP surveys, the availability of loans has reached the lower limit of the interval in which the indicator was in 2010 – early 2014. In the fourth quarter of 2016, 65% of enterprises assess it as normal, while in March 2015 this indicator dropped to 34%, and during the 2008-2009 crisis, the availability of loans fell to 19%.
The rate on ruble loans offered by banks to industrial enterprises continues to decline slowly.In November, it dropped to 14.6% per annum, and banks started the current year from 16.4%. The worst crisis value of this indicator in 2015–2016 is 20.8%.
In such a situation, the industry is ready to activate bank lending early next year. The balance of borrowing plans increased by 10 points in the fourth quarter of 2016 after being at the minimum of its monitoring in 2011-2016 during the two previous quarters.
Judging by indirect indications, production activity in November has generally increased, according to TsMAKP.Two tracked early indicators showed improvement.
The level of power consumption in the economy, reflecting the production activity of the most power-consuming consumers, increased by 0.2% in November compared to October (taking into account seasonal and temperature factors). At the same time, the volume of electricity consumption reached an absolute maximum over the entire observation period (taking into account seasonal and temperature factors).
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90,000 Ruble and OFZ after a volatile week drifted southward
MOSCOW (Reuters) -Quotes of the ruble and ruble-denominated government securities showed mostly negative dynamics in narrow ranges at the exchange trading on Monday after significant fluctuations in the previous week.
An employee holds 1000 Russian Rubles notes at Goznak printing factory in Moscow, Russia July 11, 2019. REUTERS / Maxim Shemetov
The ruble today lost support for the tax period, and the ruble government debt market was determined with the direction after the yield rollback from annual peaks ; the irritant remains the uncertainty surrounding new US sanctions, which were not imposed last week contrary to expectations.
By 5:15 PM Moscow time, the quotes of the dollar / ruble pair with “tomorrow” settlements at the Moscow Exchange were close to 75.93, and the ruble fell by 0.4%.
Since the beginning of the day, a narrow trading range of 75.71-76.12 per dollar has been formed. The volume of transactions with “tomorrow” settlements amounted to $ 1.8 billion and $ 0.6 billion – by “today” settlements.
Paired with the euro, the currency depreciates by 0.2% to 89.45.
“While there are no ideas after last week’s roller coaster, sellers (currency) are few – exporters, apparently, everything, but there is a sluggish bid. Today, it looks like range trading is close to 76.00 (ruble per dollar), but a “surprise” from the United States cannot be ruled out – then the dollar will soar higher, ”said a dealer of a large Russian bank.
OFZ yield is growing almost along the entire curve, in the 10-year benchmark – by 2 basis points to 7.02% per annum.
For the ruble-denominated government debt market, primary placements of OFZ on Wednesday will be important after the pause taken by the Ministry of Finance last week due to increased volatility.
In the previous five exchange sessions, the quotes of the ruble and OFZ first fell to multi-month lows, then the Russian currency recaptured some of the losses, and OFZ even more than.
Participants in local markets still do not forget the sanctions risks, which, however, weakened at the end of last week, since Washington did not impose the previously promised restrictions on Moscow, but the likelihood of them remains, which was hinted at by US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in an interview with CNN the day before …
“Over the weekend, the United States heard signals about the approaching completion of the process of analyzing the actions of the Russian Federation, but whether this will lead to the announcement of new sanctions or the West will continue to keep the Russian authorities and markets in limbo is an open question,” said Dmitry Polevoy of Loko Invest …
The oil market in the evening consolidated in the red zone after reports of a container ship being re-aground in the Suez Canal, which will allow the resumption of oil delivery by tankers from the Persian Gulf to the west.
A barrel of Brent is now valued at $ 63.81 (-1.3%).
In Forex, commodity and emerging currencies show mixed performance; the dollar index is quoted near the 4.5-month high of 92.92, reached today, in pairing with the euro, the US currency is also close to a similar high, rising 0.2% to $ 1.1772.
The situation with the third wave of coronavirus in Europe continues to be in suspense for investors – retaliatory lockdowns and slow rates of vaccination in the EU.