Need to Know: It‘s not too late to invest in avocado-toast mania

The Dow is working on getting comfortable back above the 25,000 mark, as lots of people scratch their heads over North Korea, Iran and the Cavs-Celtics series.

In these topsy-turvy times, at least there are still some constants, such as millennials’ .

And if you take , mash it up and add a few spices, then you can produce a delicious chart of the day.

It’s a StockTwits duo that is — the social network’s co-founder, Howard Lindzon, and user Matthew Timpane.

Former portfolio manager Timpane, aka OffbeatOperator, below for Calavo Growers back when the avocado producer’s stock was around $95. It’s now at $97.

“It’s still in an uptrend & is the leader in the avocado market.”

Lindzon has highlighted the chart overnight and given the trade a name — Avocados are “green gold,” .

Calavo’s momentum and relative strength are fading a bit, but it’s “still in an uptrend,” Timpane says. The company is “the leader in the avocado market” with strong profit and revenue, he adds, noting that he has been long the small-cap stock.

Other StockTwits users are digging Calavo’s moves as well, with one looking at a multiyear chart and at how steadily the stock has “gone straight up.”

It probably can’t hurt that for what’s called “butter fruit” over there. That’s as tweeter-in-chief Trump rhapsodizes about that country buying “,” and commodities-related plays are touted as a for the economic expansion’s late innings.

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Key market gauges

is modestly higher, as futures for the Dow  , S&P 500 and Nasdaq-100 also gain. That’s after the Dow  , S&P  and Nasdaq Composite .

is mostly up, after . is higher as bulls say , while the dollar index is losing ground. Bitcoin is holding around $8,200.

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The quote

“It would be a great mistake for Kim Jong Un to think he could ‘play’ Donald Trump.” — Vice President in a Fox News interview last night.

The veep is among the Washington crowd bracing for next month’s Kim-Trump summit. That’s as the Trump administration , which in turn is threatening to respond with “.”

Some folks say the meeting with Kim , but the commemorative coins are ready:

The call Not a death spiral?

Reports of the retail sector’s death are greatly exaggerated, according to Adam Ozimek, a Moody’s Analytics economist.

“It’s true you can find places across the country where retail really has declined, but much of this can be explained by falling population,” he says in a tweetstorm. “In many parts of the country, retail continues to grow along with population. Not a death spiral!”

Go for Ozimek’s Twitter thread — and for his recent blog post.

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The buzz

China trade news: Beijing plans to on imported autos to 15% from 25%, and a deal to get is nigh.

Retailers are among the companies that posted earnings docket before the open, including ,  , and  . Home builder reported, too.

Deal news: Sony is for a stake in EMI Music, and Adobe is for e-commerce firm Magento.

The New York Stock Exchange is set to get its in its 226-year history, while J.C. Penney’s CEO for Lowe’s  .

Intel  , Google and Microsoft have discovered a .

Tesla’s Elon Musk is promising a braking problem that Consumer Reports highlighted will be .

is on the menu today in Brussels, with the Facebook CEO following the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

It’s an MYOB kind of week in the EU, with the much-anticipated due to take effect Friday.

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