V-O-T-E

We heard from a number of readers… who will be voting in a number of ways:

“My wife and I will be voting in-person using the early-voting process we have in Texas. Your vote definitely counts, and the fewer people vote, the more your vote counts.”

Another reader says: “My wife and I will be voting by mail due to our physical limitations. But we’re still voting!”

And this from our last contributor today: “I have never failed to vote and do not intend to start now. We are at a crossroads in the U.S. Do we stay a Republic or become something else? That’s really what this election is all about.

“I would suggest everyone look at the platform of each candidate’s party. It is important to understand the underlying philosophies of each side in this election. Free enterprise vs. another form of governance.

“I’m fairly certain I know what that other form is, but again, it’s up to each of us to make our own decision. I have. VOTE!”

We can’t help notice the mainstream narrative, pushing fear per usual, that the voting process will be/has been compromised. Do you fear the spectre of a fraudulent election outcome?

Send your opinions to, TheRundownFeedback@SevenFigurePublishing.com.

Your Rundown for Monday, Oct. 12, 2020…

Classroom Solution

Back in early March, The Rundown said the following: “Let’s talk about stocks that should get a boost from more people staying — and working — from home. We like three stocks in particular: Clorox (CLX), Slack Technologies (WORK) and Netflix (NFLX).

“Time to get defensive, folks,” we said. “Like literally.”

Seven months later, we turn the spotlight on one of these stocks again. (Here’s a hint: Need a cleaner that kills viruses? Clorox has got you covered.)

“As a leader in public health,” says Clorox VP Magnus Jonsson, “Clorox is continuously looking for opportunities to innovate and provide unique solutions to help protect communities and promote health.

“This school year is unlike any we have faced before,” Mr. Jonsson continues: “which is why we’re proud to expand upon our solutions for prevention and provide teachers and school administrators with a way to identify early illness symptoms.”

So last week, Clorox took the wraps off a device that goes beyond just cleaning surfaces…

Clorox

Courtesy: The Clorox Company

According to the company’s press release: “The new device from Clorox will alert schools when a classroom has surpassed a predetermined symptom threshold.”

Using thermal sensors to detect students’ temperatures while gauging the number of coughs and sneezes in the classroom, the device can alert educators and administrators, in real time, to “take actions to help prevent the spread of illness-causing germs.”

The press release says: “The new device will be donated to select schools around the country and will launch with an initial beta test this fall to help educators and students return to classrooms more safely and confidently.”

We’ll update you on this story as data becomes available. Also, just so you know, CLX shares were at $175.85 when we first wrote in March. Today? CLX is at $215.48.

Market Rundown for Monday, Oct. 12, 2020

S&P 500 futures are up 24 points to 3,501.

Oil is down 1.5% to $39.98 for a barrel of West Texas Intermediate.

Gold’s stable at $1,926.40 per ounce.

Bitcoin is up 1.3% to $11,526.79.

Send your comments and questions to, TheRundownFeedback@SevenFigurePublishing.com.

Have a great Monday! We look forward to talking more Wednesday.

For the Rundown,

Aaron Gentzler

Aaron Gentzler

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Aaron Gentzler is the publisher of Seven Figure Publishing. He is also the editor of The Rundown and has been with Agora Financial / Seven Figure Publishing since 2005. He's been covering technology and markets for over a decade.

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