Oneida Farmers’ Market now open with stringent health guidelines

Oneida Farmers' Market now open with stringent health guidelines

The Oneida Farmers’ Market, held every Thursday at Oneida Business Park, has gone drive-up only amid the coronavirus pandemic. ”When you can do something for free, I guess people do it more often.” Daily thread to exchange ideas and to share your thoughts
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ONEIDA – Organizers of the Oneida Farmers’ Market are touting it as one of the safest in the state this summer with its strict health protocols amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Organizer Bill Ver Voort said the market was the first special event to open on the reservation because Oneida officials recognize the importance of making fresh, healthy food available to people.

Customers must stay in their cars for the drive-through market and they can stop in front of a vendor’s booth to shop from their seat.

The vendor, wearing a mask, will then bring the item to the customer.

“The Oneida COVID Team is very stringent,” Ver Voort said.

Ver Voort said the system has been working well, so far, and it allows for the entire family to come, even elders.

“We’re the only drive-up market in northeast Wisconsin,” he said.

Ver Voort said all staff volunteers and vendors answer a health questionnaire and have their temperature taken before starting their day at the market, located at Oneida Business Park, N7332 Water Circle Place.

Ver Voort said 69 vehicles with two to four people inside entered the market when it first opened last week.

Normally, he said about 50 vendors would draw about 500 customers during the weekly market.

“For a rural market, I’m very happy with how we do,” Ver Voort said.

Ver Voort said only eight vendors showed last week, but 11 vendors had set up this week.

That’s because only vendors who sell raw or canned food are being allowed.

Everything from local produce, maple syrup, salsa and jams are being sold.

Ver Voort said one aspect that sets the Oneida Farmers’ Market apart from other markets in the Green Bay area are the vendors selling Native American crafts and jewelry, but those non-essential and non-perishable items are currently not allowed to be sold.

He said the serene, natural setting in the woods also sets the market apart from the large one in downtown Green Bay amid the buildings, traffic and crowds.

Ver Voort said anyone, not just tribal members, is welcome to shop at the Oneida Farmers’ Market.

“We’d love to see more people from Green Bay and from Seymour,” he said.

Ver Voort, himself, is not Oneida and lives in Appleton, but he works in the Nation’s community development department.

He started the market in 2002 as a way for tribal members to have access to healthy food to promote good health.

“Obesity, diabetes and heart disease are epidemic everywhere, especially on reservations,” Ver Voort said.

He said he also wanted a place where locals can sell their overflow of garden or small farm produce and can set up for free.

“I don’t charge a dime to vendors,” Ver Voort said.

Like customers, all vendors are welcome, whether they’re Oneida or not.

Nearly 60 years old, Ver Voort is looking to hand over the reins to two younger co-organizers, Crystal Meltz and Jen Falck, who are both members of the Oneida Nation.

“I’m a dietetic student and my passion is food,” Meltz said. “I do my own garden at home and I want to make sure food is available for our community.”

Falck also co-founded the market with Ver Voort.

Vendor Mary Rentmeester from Pittsfield has been selling her signature jams, free-range eggs and produce she grows in her greenhouse and garden at the market for seven years.

“It’s the friendliest market there is,” she said. “Everybody helps each other. We’re all family. … The price is right, too. There’s no charge, which is awesome.”

Rentmeester said she also sells solar glass garden ornaments she makes at the market during normal times.

Customer Linda Nockideneh, a member of Oneida Nation, purchased produce and flowers with a big smile on her face from vendor Annie Vang of Green Bay on Thursday at the market.

“I like how everyone is just real nice,” she said.

The Oneida Farmers’ Market is open from noon to 6 p.m. Thursdays.

Frank Vaisvilas is a Report For America corps member based at the Green Bay Press-Gazette covering Native American issues in Wisconsin. He can be reached at 920-228-0437 or, or on Twitter at @vaisvilas_frank. Please consider supporting journalism that informs our democracy with a tax-deductible gift to this reporting effort at


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Author: Frank Vaisvilas, Green Bay Press-Gazette
Published 6:56 a.m. CT June 29, 2020

Free stock-trade apps: Power to the people, or new ways for Wall Street to rip you off?

Free stock-trade apps: Power to the people, or new ways for Wall Street to rip you off?

Free stock-trading smartphone apps like Robinhood, Firstrade, and Stockpile are attracting a wave of new investors, and are helping to prop up U.S. stock markets despite the headwinds of the coronavirus.

Alongside such familiar software-based stocks as Amazon, Facebook, and Google, their investments have boosted shares of some obscure and money-losing companies, trading records show.

“It’s educational, it’s affordable — you can buy fractions of shares for just a few dollars —- and it’s a good time,” said Karen Hartley-Nagle, president of New Castle County Council in Delaware, who says she has recommended Robinhood and Stockpile to her four young-adult children as a way to learn about investments.

But investment professionals like Matt Topley, president of Lansing Street Investment Advisers in Ambler, warn that neophyte app investors are riding an artificial high. They’re jumping into markets that are stimulated by record government spending on subsidized loans to businesses, extra unemployment checks, and Federal Reserve purchases of trillions of dollars in investor debt.

He compared the rush of new investors through free apps like Robinhood to the day traders who fed the boom of the late 1990s, before the market’s 2001 collapse. “This will not last long,” he predicted.

Of course, free trading apps are a threat to pros. Buying investments used to mean hiring advisers — like Topley’s local practice, or Wall Street giants such as Goldman Sachs, or big discounters like Vanguard Group. How can apps trade for free?

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Robinhood says it gets paid by referring customers to a bank so they borrow to buy more. It also collects interest on clients’ uninvested cash even at today’s very low rates, and it sells their trade orders to big wholesale trading firms like Virtu Financial and Citadel Investments, which make money on the spread between what buyers and sellers pay.

During the coronavirus shutdowns, with “a vast preponderance of folks are working from home or are at home, there’s more opportunity to trade during the day,” and orders have “increased substantially,” said Douglas Cifu, chief executive of Virtu, in an investor conference call after posting record sales and profits last month. “When you can do something for free, I guess people do it more often.”

Robinhood, started by a pair of Stanford grads in 2013 and backed by more than $700 million from Silicon Valley venture capital giant New Enterprise Associates and other investors, has become a special focus of market watchers. It claims over 13 million users, and its data are tracked and posted by another start-up, Robintrack, whose popular tracking page was founded by an undergraduate at Valparaiso University in Indiana in 2018.

In December, Robinhood agreed to pay $1.25 million to settle accusations by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority that it had violated industry rules in 2016 and 2017 by failing to help customers trade stocks for better prices than offered by the trading firms paying Robinhood for business. The company denied wrongdoing but agreed to pay the fine to end the dispute.

A list of the top trades by Robinhood users for the week ending June 18 includes market-leading stocks such as Apple and Amazon — but also less-known and money-losing firms such as Urban One, which operates radio stations targeting African Americans, and Ideanomics, which sells electric vehicle systems in China and has invested in the Delaware Board of Trade in Wilmington.

While Apple’s and Amazon’s popularity with Robinhood users mirrors their long popularity with investors generally, Robinhood users have logged more than 10,000 trades each in early June in Urban One and Ideanomics, which have not shown the stronger profits associated with higher stock values.

It is a sign of “full FOMO” — showing a “fear of missing out” that might not be related to intrinsic company value, wrote Matthew Fox in Business Insider in a review of recent Robintrack data.

Urban One traded at between $1 and $2 a share earlier this year until this month, when the spread of the Black Lives Matter protests following the death in police custody of George Floyd in Minneapolis sparked a rush of investor interest in African American-focused companies, according to Barron’s magazine.

The stock, first traded in 1999, hit an all-time high above $48 on June 19 — the Juneteenth holiday marking the end of slavery in 1865 in Texas — at trading volume far above its usual level. The high was brief: It had lost half its value by June 24 though it remained far above earlier 2020 levels.

Urban One, which owns 100.3 WRNB, 107.9 WPPZ (classic R&B and gospel), and Hip-Hop 103.9 WPHI in Philadelphia among its other stations, was for several days worth more than the nation’s second-largest radio company, Philadelphia-based Entercom, owner of KYW news radio, WIP talk radio, and others. This was so even though Entercom had more than three times Urban One’s total sales last year, in an industry suffering a collapse in advertising revenues.

Ideanomics had been what traders call a “penny stock,” because its value has been less than $1 for most of this year. But after the New York company made a flurry of announcements that it had arranged to sell electric car systems in China and was making other asset purchases and sales, its stock was picked up by Robinhood users, and a surge of “buy” orders drove its shares above $3 for the first time since 2018.

That surprised Hartley-Nagle, the council president. Having reviewed the company’s financial reports since the previous county government lent $3 million to the Delaware Board of Trade in 2015 (which Ideanomics later acquired), she knew Ideanomics has not been profitable despite previous flurries of new-business announcements.

Last fall, county executive Matt Meyer rejected an Ideanomics request to accept the company’s low-valued shares in lieu of cash. He had no comment on the sudden improvement in the company’s stock price since it became a Robinhood darling. Ideanomics officials also declined to comment beyond the company’s public filings.


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Trade ideas thread - European session 30 June 2020

Trade ideas thread – European session 30 June 2020

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The market is keeping more calm for now, with the yen mildly weaker and the aussie a tad firmer. On the latter, AUD/USD is testing key near-term levels again but is seen struggling with more near-term resistance sitting closer at 0.6890-00 as well.

The focus today is likely to come down to identifying what the month-end and quarter-end portfolio rebalancing flows have to offer to investors. ING highlighted that this time around, the flows may be more dollar supportive but we’ll see.

Things can get a bit dicey on days like these and the volatility may not suit everyone’s liking. However, as we move past today, the trading week is also a bit cut short with the US observing a long weekend for the 4th of July holiday.

That means we’ll be seeing a rather rare Thursday non-farm payrolls report. So, expect the market focus to quickly shift towards that from tomorrow onwards.


Dow jumps 579 points as Boeing boosts market

Dow jumps 579 points as Boeing boosts market

Ed Yardeni, founder and chief investment strategist at Yardeni Research, shares his insight on why the retail sales report was so strong and which sectors of the market are poised to do the best or worst. He also discusses what could cause another dip in the stock market.

Stocks surged on Wall Street Monday, as the market clawed back from last week’s losses. Investors celebrated a strong housing report and positive news from Boeing.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose over 579 points or 2.3 percent, while the S&P 500 tacked on 1.47 percent.

Boeing gave the broader market a boost rising over 14 percent after a successful test flight of 737 Max jet which is expected to be followed by future tests.

The Nasdaq rose 1.2 percent helped by Apple. Tesla also rallied after CEO Elon Musk said the electric automaker could break-even in the second quarter despite the global pandemic.

On the economic front, the number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose a record 44.3 percent in May from a month earlier. That was more than double the 17 percent rise that economists were expecting. It was also a whiplash reversal from the record-breaking plunge of nearly 22 percent that came in April as the pandemic froze the housing market.


The encouraging housing report is likely a sign of pent up demand, considering that spring is the key season for home sales and it was delayed mostly until summer, said Mark Litzerman, head of global portfolio management at Wells Fargo Investment Institute.

“It is good to see that people are out there buying again,” he said. “The biggest thing is how quickly the consumer comes back and how do they come back.”


Investors shrugged off a rise in infections of the new coronavirus, including in the U.S. South and West, has dented the optimism that earlier sent the S&P 500 screaming nearly all the way back to the record it reached in February.

The worry is that the worsening levels could choke off the budding improvements the economy has shown recently as states and other governments ease up on lockdown orders, even with the Federal Reserve and other central banks pumping unprecedented amounts of aid into the economy.

Florida and Texas put new restrictions on bars to slow the spread of the virus, for example, which helped drive the S&P 500 to a loss of 2.9% last week. Other governments around the world are likewise backtracking on efforts to reopen their economies following widespread lockdowns that sent the global economy into a sudden, severe recession.



Simon Property Group, an owner of shopping malls, has seen its shares rise and fall for months with expectations of whether people will be able to get closer to “normal” activity. It was up 8% for one of the largest gains in the S&P 500.

Stocks of airlines, whose profits are also excruciatingly tied to a reopening economy, were also strong.

Facebook rose over 2 percent after shaking off a loss earlier in the morning. It’s facing a defection of advertisers tired of the racist and violent posts spreading through the social network. Starbucks on Sunday joined the list of big companies saying it will pause its advertising on social media.

Given all the uncertainty about the path for the economy and corporate profits, many professional investors say the only sure thing for markets is that upcoming movements will likely be volatile. The second quarter of the year is set to close out Tuesday, and the S&P 500 is on pace for a gain of more than 17 percent, which would be its best since late 1998. Of course, that follows the U.S. stock market’s loss of nearly 20 percent in the first quarter, which was its worst since the bottom of the 2008 financial crisis.

The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 0.64% from 0.63% late Friday. It tends to move with investors’ expectations for the economy and inflation.

Oil prices rose. Benchmark U.S. crude oil for August delivery was up 3.1% to $39.70 a barrel.

In Europe, the French CAC 40 was up 0.7% after recovering from an earlier dip. Germany’s DAX returned 1.2%, and the FTSE 100 in London was up 1.1%. Many Asian markets finished with losses.


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Smart Grid Wide Area Network (WAN) Market – Major Technology Giants in Buzz Again

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Oneida Farmers' Market now open with stringent health guidelines

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