Hey Shacknews, it's time for Evening Reading. Let's officially close out our day of posting. I have missed the past day and a half of First Post! and Evening Reading due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, please understand and take a look.
COVID-19 CAN EAT A FAT ONE
Pikachu being tested for coronavirus pic.twitter.com/bjKQ8qJq0t— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) March 16, 2020
Dogs bc their owners have to stay home all day pic.twitter.com/ZkUOH9JpoI— Kelsey (@notorious_KRG) March 16, 2020
Lola is stoked.
Due to coronavirus precaution, Bob Shellard isn't allowed to visit his wife in her Connecticut nursing home. So he stood outside her window and held up a sign that said "I've loved you 67 years and still do. Happy Anniversary." https://t.co/cIwZxwmZeN pic.twitter.com/nW86SYm4HU— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) March 16, 2020
That is a sweet example of social distancing.
Thanks to the Brooks family for this PSA.
Y’all listen to this. pic.twitter.com/aVnCtlZEm9— B. 🇭🇹 (@Oh_Bunn) March 16, 2020
Then there is that video...
NYC is a ghost town.
“i can’t go because of coronavirus”— soul nate (@MNateShyamalan) March 17, 2020
“i’ve sworn an oath of solitude til the blight is purged from these lands”
- heroic, valiant
- they will assume you have a sword
- impossible to check if you really have a sword because of coronavirus
When you put it that way...
Let me explain it for the gamers:— Cody Conners (@evoli) March 16, 2020
This is a Mythic boss encounter. Don't take unnecessary damage so the healers—our doctors and nurses—can preserve mana for the unavoidable damage spikes. If you mess up a mechanic the entire raid will wipe.
Stay home when possible. Be safe.
Let's all avoid damage spikes!
I honestly didn't think I'd ever see a photo that looks like this in my life. pic.twitter.com/gVmspeefKm— Rami Ismail (@tha_rami) March 18, 2020
What about a different kind of Internet video?
This is a great Internet video.
Now a message from Dave Oshry of New Blood Interactive
HEY GAME COMPANIES TRYING TO CAPITALIZE ON THE CURRENT GLOBAL PANDEMIC I HAVE SOME ADVICE pic.twitter.com/y0dixqwsHw— Dave Eternal (@DaveOshry) March 18, 2020
I have to agree with Dave. The world needs Shackbattles now more than ever.
I was able to get Lola enough food for the week, but I have to go back on Saturday for more.
The Valve Index rose 2% today for no apparent reason.— TheValveIndex (@TheValveIndex) March 18, 2020
These are very troubling times for anyone with 401K, IRA, or discretionary portfolios invested in stocks and bonds. Here are some things that I have been paying attention to amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Notice the US Treasury Yield Curve's move over the past few weeks.
The Federal Reserve has done several emergency actions in the past few days all in the interest of keeping the credit markets open to businesses. The Fed has effectively returned to a zero interest rate policy, Federal Reserve Board announced today that it will establish a Commercial Paper Funding Facility (CPFF) to support the flow of credit to households and businesses. The Fed also announced establishment of a Primary Dealer Credit Facility (PDCF) to support the credit needs of households and businesses. These are measures last taken during the financial crisis of 2008.
The federal bank regulatory agencies today announced two actions to support the U.S. economy and allow banks to continue lending to households and businesses. They are:
A statement encouraging banks to use their resources to support households and businesses; and
A technical change to phase in, as intended, the automatic distribution restrictions gradually if a firm's capital levels decline.
I have been buying select stocks for long-term investments here and there during this selloff, but this is an incredibly difficult market to trade and I have a hard time recommeding anything to anyone with volaility this elevated. Hang in there, and stay true to your investment thesis. We now go live to CNBC's Kayla Tausche with more analysis.
In case you missed it at Shacknews:
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- Countdown to Doomsday: Shacknews celebrates Doom Eternal and the Doom franchise
- Stairway to Badass: The Making and Remaking of Doom
- Icon of Sin: Doom and the Making of John Romero's Sigil
- Bethesda's Pete Hines defends not including Deathmatch in Doom Eternal
- Knee-Deep in the Ports: Ranking the Best (and Worst) Versions of Doom
- Doom Eternal preload time and download size
- DOOM Eternal PC requirements and specs
- Wasteland 3 hands-on preview: Tundra, trouble, and turns
- March 17 Nintendo Indie World Direct - all games, trailers & announcements
- Call of Duty: Warzone review - A fix for the genre, but not a cure-all
- 2020 video game release dates calendar
There you have it, Shacknews. Your Evening Reading for March 18, 2020. Please consider subscribing Shacknews on Twitch and to Shacknews Mercury to support our site for as little as $1/month. Here is a short video of Lola to brighten your night.
LOLA 2020 pic.twitter.com/mSVYT95gKd— Productive Citizen ✌🏾💙🙏🏾👊🏾 (@technosucks) March 17, 2020
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