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Can this Irish gadget clear the air of Covid?

October 8, 2020 | gadget | No Comments

Are we all tired of talking about coronavirus yet? It has been the topic of conversation for most of 2020 – and rightly so, given the situation in recent months. And it seems like we will be talking about it for some months to come. We are staring down the barrel of increased restrictions, and facing a winter where Covid will be an ever-present threat.

While we wait, we can keep doing as advised: wash our hands, wear a mask, limit our contacts and hope that we don’t get a call from the HSE to say we have been in close contact with a confirmed case.

But what about the times when we can’t keep our distance? Or where ventilation is poor? Air quality is an issue when it comes to the transmission of Covid-19.

There are a number of options out there to try to disinfect the air, but

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It’s been an uninspiring year for blue chip IBM Corp (NYSE:IBM), and it could get worse. “Big Blue” is one of the worst stocks on the S&P 500 in October over the past 10 years. With the tech stock also trading near a potential layer of resistance and short-term options attractively priced, it might be a good time to buy puts on IBM.

Worst Stocks October
Worst Stocks October

According to data from Schaeffer’s Senior Quantitative Analyst Rocky White, IBM shares have averaged a monthly loss of 4.24% in the last decade, finishing October in positive territory just three times. That’s good for the worst on the 25-stock list and bears the ignominious distinction of being the only Dow name present.

There’s a great deal of technical resistance working against IBM as well. The shares have been stymied by the -10% year-to-date level recently, while their 200-day moving average has contained breakouts

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