Russia Embraces Bitcoin

Russia Embraces Bitcoin

First you ring, then push through heavy doors past a suspicious security guard before arriving at Moscow’s pioneering cryptocurrency store — a physical portal to the virtual realm of bitcoin. Russia has been at the forefront of the cryptocurrency revolution and the ultra-modern “DeeCrypto” shop, spread across two floors in central Moscow, attempts to navigate […]

Wall Street, Regulators and Bitcoin

Wall Street, Regulators and Bitcoin

Bitcoin may be the fraud of the century, depending on whom you believe, or it could be a gold mine for early adopters. Adventurous investors have already bought into the virtual currency and Wall Street is laying the groundwork for more wealth to flow into the cryptocurrency. But nobody can say how big (or small) […]

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Mixed to Lower  + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Mixed to Lower  + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Mixed to Lower  + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold strengthens on risk-off trade US Dollar (.DXY) Index up Crude Oil futures down on Saudi pledge US stocks mixed, Asia stocks off In Asia Gold prices are up early Tuesday as Asian stocks faltered, weighed down by political uncertainties around BREXIT and […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) FUV Test ‘Mule’ Spied Out On the Road

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) FUV Test ‘Mule’ Spied Out On the Road

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) FUV Test ‘Mule’ Spied Out On the Road $RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Purosangue prototype appeared on the road wearing a GTC4Lusso body. Last month Ferrari gave us some information about its upcoming FUV, that it will have a front-mid engine arrangement driving all 4 wheels, and Ferrari execs do not refer to this new model as […]

Fed Will Fade, Halt Interest Rate Hikes After December

Fed Will Fade, Halt Interest Rate Hikes After December

Fed Will Fade, Halt Interest Rate Hikes After December $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Jim Cramer says Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will hike interest rates once more in December and then stop. “I just think he’s going to blink,” Mr. Cramer said on TV Monday “It’s going to be 1 and done in December. That’s […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Flat

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Flat

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Flat Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Monday. Here’s a short recap of the Australian market: S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 0.58% to 5,904.90 ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 0.61% to 6,006.20 AUD/USD […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) support for the nation’s struggling private sector

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) support for the nation’s struggling private sector

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) support for the nation’s struggling private sector Chinese stocks jumped the most in more two years after top officials continued to express support for the nation’s struggling private sector. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 3.1 percent to 2,629.90 as of 10:11 a.m. local time, the biggest advance since May 2016 […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Japanese policymakers are keeping a close eye on the strained relations between China and the U.S

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Japanese policymakers are keeping a close eye on the strained relations between China and the U.S

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Japanese policymakers are keeping a close eye on the strained relations between China and the U.S The Japanese yen has edged lower in the Monday session. In North American trade, USD/JPY is trading at 112.68 up 0.12% on the day. On the release front, Japanese All Industries Activity improved 0.5%, up from […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) lingering concerns over Beijing’s trade war

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) lingering concerns over Beijing’s trade war

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) lingering concerns over Beijing’s trade war  Asia Pacific markets mostly rose on Monday as major Chinese indexes leaped more than 4 percent. The moves followed Friday’s rally in Chinese stocks as authorities took steps to support the market after the release of weaker-than-expected GDP data. One market observer, however, […]

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) return of trader and investor risk

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) return of trader and investor risk

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) return of trader and investor risk  Gold prices are modestly down in early U.S. trading Monday, pressured a bit by a return of trader and investor risk appetite to the world marketplace—despite potentially disruptive elements that still loom over the stock and financial markets. December gold futures were last […]

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) failure to break above a key technical level

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) failure to break above a key technical level

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) failure to break above a key technical level Gold prices slipped on Monday, pressured by a rallying dollar and the metal’s failure to break above a key technical level. Spot gold fell 0.3 percent to $1,222.12 per ounce, having hit a 2-1/2-month peak last week at $1,233.26 per ounce. Prices were […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trade sideways to stay near the 1.1500 level

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trade sideways to stay near the 1.1500 level

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) trade sideways to stay near the 1.1500 level EUR/USD has steadied on Monday, after posting considerable gains in the Friday session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.1499, down 0.13% on the day. The sole event is the German Bundesbank monthly report. On Tuesday, Germany releases PPI and eurozone consumer confidence. There […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) attempting to rebound from trendline support

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) attempting to rebound from trendline support

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) attempting to rebound from trendline support GBP/USD is regaining ground this morning, following on from a pullback into trendline support last week. The ability to break through the $1.3131 resistance would bring greater confidence for a push into the descending trendline resistance, which forms the top of a symmetrical triangle. As such, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) lingering geopolitical worries

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) lingering geopolitical worries

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) lingering geopolitical worries SINGAPORE stocks opened flat on Monday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index inching up 0.01 per cent, or 0.2 of a point to 3,062.71 as at 9.03am. Gainers outnumbered losers 54 to 43, as some 46.3 million shares worth S$82.4 million in total changed hands. The most actively […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rebound looks unlikely to last

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rebound looks unlikely to last

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rebound looks unlikely to last AUD/USD came close to breaking from the recent trend of lower highs and lower lows on Friday, with the rally back into the $0.7151 level greeted with a strong move into the $0.7088 swing low. As such, this current rally is expected to fail once again, with […]

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Hold 1st Sale Dedicated to Gold

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Hold 1st Sale Dedicated to Gold

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Held 1st Sale Dedicated to Gold $BID From a sculpture of model Kate Moss to an elaborate elephant liqueur set, an array of items made with gold went under the hammer last week in auction house Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID)  ever sale dedicated to the precious Yellow metal. From antiquities to contemporary pieces, “The Midas […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports $GOOGL, $AEO, $AAPL, $ISRG, $KEY, $MSFT, $ORLY, $PPG, $OLYS Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of the Street’s Key analysts outlook for main issues for Monday, […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Key Quarterly Financial Report Coming

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Key Quarterly Financial Report Coming

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Key Quarterly Earnings Report Coming $TSLA Selling Vapor Ware and taking deposits on cars that cannot be produced and delivered do not produce earnings. Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Mission: “Accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.” It says soon on its website. My Big Q is: Why? The Big A: 1st Tesla has to prove it […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) looking for an improvement in monetization metrics

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) looking for an improvement in monetization metrics

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) looking for an improvement in monetization metrics Paid clicks on Google properties rose 58% year-on-year and 15% sequentially in the second quarter. That said, cost-per-click declined 10% sequentially and 22% year-on-year in that period. For the third quarter I am looking for an improvement in monetization metrics. If that is not is […]

United States Oil (USO) Sets New Record For Oil Production

United States Oil (USO) Sets New Record For Oil Production

United States Oil (USO) Sets New Record For Oil Production The American Petroleum Institute’s latest monthly statistical report shows the U.S. produced a record 11.0 million barrels of crude oil per day (mb/d) in September. U.S. liquid fuels production grew 2.2 mb/d year-over-year (y/y), and the U.S. met virtually all global oil demand growth. As […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) market will want to see a return to growth

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) market will want to see a return to growth

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) market will want to see a return to growth In the second quarter Facebook reported daily active users (DAUs) across its platforms of 1.471 billion and a monthly active user (MAU) count of 2.234 billion. Has #DeleteFacebook had a lasting impact on the user base for the core Facebook.com product? Also, both […]

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Expecting Another Profitable Quarter

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Expecting Another Profitable Quarter

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) Expecting Another Profitable Quarter We’re expecting another blowout quarter from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) when it reports its fiscal year 2018, first-quarter earnings after the market closes on Wednesday October 24. It’s difficult to put together a bearish call on Microsoft, no matter how hard its stock has been hammered during this correction. Shares […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) still a stock market correction

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) still a stock market correction

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) still a stock market correction Dow Jones futures rose slightly Sunday night, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures. It’s still a stock market correction. The major averages closed last week little changed — the Dow Jones rose, the S&P 500 index was virtually flat and the Nasdaq composite […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) trade off highs

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) trade off highs

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) trade off highs Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the downside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 7,733.58. The projected upper bound is: 7,683.64. The projected lower bound is: 7,196.70. The projected closing price is: 7,440.17. Candlesticks A black […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) new yearly low volume

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) new yearly low volume

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) new yearly low volume Over the past 24 hours, Bitcoin has achieved a new yearly low volume, demonstrating a lack of momentum and strength to recover to the higher region of $6,000. Generally, technical analysts have stated that the low trading activity in the cryptocurrency exchange market can be attributed to the […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) unveils a $35,000 Model 3

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) unveils a $35,000 Model 3

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) unveils a $35,000 Model 3 Tesla chief Elon Musk said late Thursday that the automaker was preparing to sell the cheapest version yet of its newest electric car, the Model 3, while quietly rolling back promises that helped position Tesla as a groundbreaking automaker. Signaling that he’s getting back to business after […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) unlikely to stay at these levels for long

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) unlikely to stay at these levels for long

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) unlikely to stay at these levels for long After reaching an all-time high of $211.70 in June, Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) shares have shed nearly a third of their value as fears of an escalating trade war between China and the U.S. rattled investors. Yet at this point, the sell-off appears overdone. […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) scheduled to report third-quarter 2018 earnings after the market close on Thursday

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) scheduled to report third-quarter 2018 earnings after the market close on Thursday

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) scheduled to report third-quarter 2018 earnings after the market close on Thursday Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) is scheduled to report third-quarter 2018 earnings after the market close on Thursday, October 25. The consensus agrees that the world’s second most valuable company by market cap will again crush expectations based on its strong earnings momentum. […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) plunged this summer after it reported a drop of a million users

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) plunged this summer after it reported a drop of a million users

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) plunged this summer after it reported a drop of a million users There were several factors contributing to the drop, concerns over trade tensions between the US and China and rising interest rates being the most prominent. Tech companies tend to be highly leveraged, so can be vulnerable to rising interest rates. […]

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock is up more than 10,000% over the last decade

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock is up more than 10,000% over the last decade

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock is up more than 10,000% over the last decade Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) investors have been giving the streamer another round of applause since the latest earnings report. Shares jumped up as much as 10% on the news, and the stock was trading up 4.3% at the time of writing. It was an […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Earnings: 20% of S&P 500 companies have reported, 70% have beat The Street estimates The S&P 500, DJIA and NAS Comp held their 200-Day SMA’s Friday Market is concerned about the Fed overreacting, as it always does. China’s decline is feared, may decline further, […]

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Flat  + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Flat  + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Flat  + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold strengthens on risk-off trade US Dollar (.DXY) Index up Crude Oil futures up on supply/demand issues Stocks Flat to Unchanged In Asia Gold prices settled higher Monday morning in Asia, along with an advance in the USD. The increase in gold prices, a safe-haven […]

S&P 500 Looks Undervalued in Here

S&P 500 Looks Undervalued in Here

S&P 500 Looks Undervalued in Here $SPY According to FactSet, the 5-year average for the forward 12-month P/E multiple for the S&P 500 is 16.3.  Today, the forward 12-month P/E multiple is 15.9 Vs 16.8 at the start of Q-4. On the surface, the S&P 500 appears to be undervalued. Why, then, hasn’t there been […]

F1: US Grand Prix 2018, Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen Wins Spectacular Race

F1: US Grand Prix 2018, Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen Wins Spectacular Race

F1: US Grand Prix 2018, Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen Wins Spectacular Race $RACE Sunday, under a bright Texas Sun Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) kept its title hopes alive at USA Grand Prix, as Kimi Raikkonen won the race and Sebastian Vettel finished in 4th place to stop Lewis Hamilton and MercedesAMG from claiming the championships. Mr. Hamilton appeared to be on […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) might get a whole lot worse

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) might get a whole lot worse

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) might get a whole lot worse Perhaps the biggest financial market story in 2018 so far is the colossal fall from grace of the Chinese stock market, which has witnessed losses in excess of 30% since the start of the year. The fall, which has seen the benchmark Shanghai Composite […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) trader reaction to the short-term Fibonacci level at .7101

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) trader reaction to the short-term Fibonacci level at .7101

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) trader reaction to the short-term Fibonacci level at .7101 A strong short-covering rally on Friday helped the Australian Dollar eke out a small gain ahead of the week-end. The rebound was fueled by a recovery in China. Greater China markets posted a strong comeback on Friday, following a series of measures […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) tests key moving average

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) tests key moving average

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) tests key moving average While the price is holding above the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) at $1.3005, the overall picture for GBP/USD seems bearish given the declines seen over the past week. It would require a close above $1.32 to reverse this view. Further declines target $1.2926, and then down to $1.2773. […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) buyers still in control

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) buyers still in control

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) buyers still in control USD/JPY’s bounce off the lows from the beginning of the week remains intact, and a fresh drop yesterday brought out the buyers. Above ¥112.75 the price targets ¥113.64 and then ¥114.49. A close below ¥111.62 is needed to negate rising trendline support and suggest a more bearish […]

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) host of worries on the geopolitical front

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) host of worries on the geopolitical front

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) host of worries on the geopolitical front Gold prices are trading modestly higher in early-afternoon U.S. trading Thursday. Today, a host of worries on the geopolitical front rose to the surface to put strong pressure on the U.S. stock market and produce some safe-haven demand for gold, which began to surface […]

China’s Growth Slows, Investors Seeking Reassurances 

China’s Growth Slows, Investors Seeking Reassurances 

China’s Growth Slows, Investors Seeking Reassurances Friday, China reported economic growth sank to a post-global crisis low as finance officials launched a media blitz to shore up confidence in its fall stock market. Growth in the Quarter that ended in September slipped to 6.5% over a year earlier from the prior Quarter’s 6.7%, official data […]

Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Scares Up  $77.5-M to Top the List

Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Scares Up  $77.5-M to Top the List

Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Scares Up  $77.5-M to Top the List $CMCSA, $TWX, $SNE, $FOX, $AMZN Halloween marks the 2nd-best debut of all time for an R-rated horror film, as well as the 2nd biggest ever for the month of October. Trick or Treat took on a new meaning at the weekend box office, where Blumhouse […]

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Was Very Fast In Qualifying Saturday

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Was Very Fast In Qualifying Saturday

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Was Very Fast In Qualifying Saturday $RACE Sebastian Vettel was pleased with Ferrari’s pace in qualifying for the United States Grand Prix as both cars got within 0.1s of Pole position. Lewis Hamilton will start from Pole for the 3nd time running in Austin Sunday, he only edged out Mr. Vettel […]

F1: US Grand Prix, Hamilton Takes the Pole Ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel

F1: US Grand Prix, Hamilton Takes the Pole Ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel

F1: US Grand Prix, Hamilton Takes the Pole Ahead of Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel $RACE Lewis Hamilton has claimed the Pole and is on the brink of earning his 5th drivers’ world championship Sunday at the Formula One United States Grand Prix. The reigning champion can wrap up the 2018 title in Austin, Texas, if he wins and Ferrari’s […]

Vintage Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Are the Most Expensive in the World

Vintage Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Are the Most Expensive in the World

Vintage Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Are the Most Expensive in the World $RACE, $BID Just 4 months after a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $48-M at an RM Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) auction in Monterey, the highest price ever paid for a car at auction, another race car from the Ferrari history books may set a new Southern […]

If You Win the $1.6-M in the Mega Millions Lottery, You Still Need a Financial Plan

If You Win the $1.6-M in the Mega Millions Lottery, You Still Need a Financial Plan

If You Win the $1.6-M in the Mega Millions Lottery, You Still Need a Financial Plan Playing the lottery has become the new version of the American Dream for many people. There have been no Mega Millions jackpot winners since 24 July, so the jackpot will be at least $1.6-B for Tuesday’s drawing. That payout will be […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) US Grand Prix Practice Results

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) US Grand Prix Practice Results

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) US Grand Prix Practice Results $RACE Lewis Hamilton may well be on course for his 5th F1 world championship in Sunday’s 2018 United States Grand Prix after finishing Friday’s FP1 in the wet 1.3 secs faster than any other driver with a lap in 1 min, 47.502 secs. The drenched Texas track meant […]

National Mandate for a Big GOP Victory in November, Brings Overseas Investors to US

National Mandate for a Big GOP Victory in November, Brings Overseas Investors to US

National Mandate for a Big GOP Victory in November, Brings Overseas Investors to US $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The 2018 midterm elections only 17 days away, + the political and earnings seasons are in full swing with the S&P 500 numbers coming in higher that expected with 20% of the member reported. The Big […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports $GOOGL, $FEYE, $FLR, $GLNG, $NKE, $BJ, $CMI, $MIME Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of the Street’s Key analysts outlook for main issues for Friday, as […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) ascending trend line

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) ascending trend line

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) ascending trend line Bolstered by stable trading volume, growing network activity, and increasing validation on Wall Street, the bitcoin price could be on the brink of a major move to the upside. Concurrently, daily cryptocurrency trading volumes, which steadily declined throughout most of the year, appear to have flatlined near $10 billion […]

United States Oil (USO) Cartel issues internal warning as oil prices slide

United States Oil (USO) Cartel issues internal warning as oil prices slide

United States Oil (USO) Cartel issues internal warning as oil prices slide Rising crude oil inventories and increased output in the U.S. could push oil prices down in the coming weeks, an internal OPEC report said Thursday. A coming “seasonal scale back in refinery demand…could result in oil stock builds,” said an internal market report, […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) poised for a 20% gain over the next 12 months

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) poised for a 20% gain over the next 12 months

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) poised for a 20% gain over the next 12 months News made the rounds yesterday that the state treasurers of Rhode Island, Illinois, and Pennsylvania had teamed up with the comptroller of New York City to side with a proposal filed back in June by Trillium Asset Management requesting that the firm […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) finding traction again

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) finding traction again

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) finding traction again The buzz surrounding the new Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone XR is palpable. The company will begin taking orders for them this week, and begin shipping them next week. Apple stock, which had been weighed down by marketwide selling earlier this month, is finding traction again. At least one analyst believes […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) worries about the U.S.-China trade war

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) worries about the U.S.-China trade war

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) worries about the U.S.-China trade war Stocks fell sharply on Thursday, adding to already steep losses for the month of October. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 327.23 points to 25,379.45, led by declines in Caterpillar. The S&P 500 fell 1.4 percent to 2,768.78 as the consumer discretionary and tech sectors lagged. […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Target $210

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Target $210

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Target $210 Alibaba (BABA) is due to release its quarterly results on Friday, November 2. This is an event that is sure to be closely watched by traders around the world as they try to decipher whether or not Chinese stocks will continue to decline as trade tension between Washington […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) selling a new lower-priced version of its Model 3 vehicles

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) selling a new lower-priced version of its Model 3 vehicles

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) selling a new lower-priced version of its Model 3 vehicles Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter that a new variant of the company’s Model 3 electric sedan is going on sale today. He wrote, “Costs $35k after federal & state tax rebates in California, but true cost of ownership is closer […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) communication-services stocks tank

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) communication-services stocks tank

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) communication-services stocks tank  The Dow Jones Industrial Average on Thursday fell to sessions lows, with technology and communication-services shares leading losses for the broader market. The Dow DJIA, -1.27% most recently was down 365 points, or 1.4%, at 25,351, while the technology-laden Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, -2.06% was taking it […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) steady revenue stream and strong overseas growth

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) steady revenue stream and strong overseas growth

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) steady revenue stream and strong overseas growth  Of all the tech giants that have revolutionized life in the 21st century, Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL) may be the most pervasive. But for all the attention—and sometimes controversy—it attracts, there are still some aspects of the company that are underrated and may have caused GOOG […]

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Lower + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Lower + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Lower + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold strengthens on risk-off trade China’s growth slows US Dollar (.DXY) Index up on the week Crude Oil futures fall again on supply/demand issues In Asia Gold prices are higher Friday as Asian shares fell on renewed political and economic concerns including China’s weak […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Ready to Challenge the Odds This Weekend at COTA

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Ready to Challenge the Odds This Weekend at COTA

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Ready to Challenge the Odds This Weekend at COTA $RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) F1 Team is ready to “challenge the impossible” with Lewis Hamilton on the brink of a 5th F1 title at this weekend’s United States Grand Prix. Mr. Hamilton has won 6 of the last 7 races to open up a […]

US Stocks Test on Fed Rates and Global Growth Concerns

US Stocks Test on Fed Rates and Global Growth Concerns

US Stocks Test on Fed Rates and Global Growth Concerns $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 index closed just above its 200-Day MA, a Key indicator of long-term price trends. US stocks opened lower as Chinese stocks fell overnight, sparking concerns about the impact of trade tensions on China’s economy. Plus, concerns mounted […]

 Philly Fed Survey: Trump Trade Disputes Barely Slows Manufacturers’ Investment Plans

 Philly Fed Survey: Trump Trade Disputes Barely Slows Manufacturers’ Investment Plans

Philly Fed Survey: Trump Trade Disputes Barely Slows Manufacturers’ Investment Plans US Manufacturers in the northeast are largely shrugging off global trade disputes and plan to boost investments next year thanks to tax cuts, according to a Federal Reserve survey. More than 64% of business respondents in the Philadelphia Fed district said tariff and trade […]

Fed’s Current Monetary Policy Raise the Risks of Recession

Fed’s Current Monetary Policy Raise the Risks of Recession

Fed’s Current Monetary Policy Raise the Risks of Recession President Trump has criticized recent Fed rate increases, arguing that they threatened economic growth. The Fed’s current monetary policy path would raise the risks of recession in an economy where recent, unexpectedly strong growth may start to taper anyway, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) falls below key support level

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) falls below key support level

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) falls below key support level GBP/USD has managed to break below the $1.3098 support level, bringing about expectation of further downside from here. Given the failure to create a new high above $1.3299, there is a distinct possibility that we are going to see a further breakdown. However, a break below the […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) heavy selling in the energy sector

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) heavy selling in the energy sector

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) heavy selling in the energy sector Chinese stocks fell sharply on Thursday as heavy selling in the energy sector and worries about the levels of borrowing in the stock market added to broader concerns over growth and the global sell-off in equities. The Shanghai Composite index closed down 2.9 percent at […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Poised to Open Down

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Poised to Open Down

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Poised to Open Down Singapore stocks opened weaker on Thursday (Oct 18) with the Straits Times Index retreating 0.18 per cent or 5.45 points to 3,065.65 as at 9.02am after overnight declines in US markets. Losers outnumbered gainers 60 to 37, or about 13 securities down for every eight up, after […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) weakness points towards potential further breakdown

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) weakness points towards potential further breakdown

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) weakness points towards potential further breakdown EUR/USD managed to break lower from its consolidation yesterday, coming off the back of a rally into the 50% retracement and 200-day simple moving average (SMA). However, given the mixed signals seen in a wider context (higher highs and lower lows), we need to see a break […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) little changed even amid declines elsewhere in the region

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) little changed even amid declines elsewhere in the region

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) little changed even amid declines elsewhere in the region After Wednesday’s holiday and strong regional gains, Hong Kong stocks were little changed even amid declines elsewhere in the region. The Hang Seng Index HSI, -0.03% was about flat. The energy sector declined following Wednesday’s crude-price slide. Oil giant CNOOC […]

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) safe-haven demand for gold

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) safe-haven demand for gold

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) safe-haven demand for gold Gold prices are trading modestly higher in early-afternoon U.S. trading Thursday. Today, a host of worries on the geopolitical front rose to the surface to put strong pressure on the U.S. stock market and produce some safe-haven demand for gold, which began to surface in late-morning action. […]

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) sideways as we are digesting recent gains

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) sideways as we are digesting recent gains

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) sideways as we are digesting recent gains Silver markets continue to be very choppy and sideways, and therefore a bit undecided. I think at this point we are just simply deciding whether or not the recent gains are justifiable. If the US dollar strengthens, that will probably drive down the […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) wedge breakdown points to further downside

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) wedge breakdown points to further downside

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) wedge breakdown points to further downside AUD/USD looks to have broken down from its recent rising wedge pattern, with the break below $0.7112 providing a signal of potential impending downside from here. An impressive fall in unemployment helped the pair rebound overnight, yet this has simply found resistance on the ascending trendline. […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports $AAL, $BIO, $CMA, $CREE, $DAL, $GS, $IBM, $NTAP Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of the Street’s Key analysts outlook for main issues for Thursday, as […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA): The Drama of Elon Musk Continues

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA): The Drama of Elon Musk Continues

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA): The Drama of Elon Musk Continues $TSLA Wall Street Bankers are set to pounce on Tesla as debt payments loom Over $1-B in coming debt payments are putting a huge amount of pressure on Tesla’s Q-3 results Goth performer Grimes and Elon Musk have been spotted together for the 1st time since the […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) could decline a few points towards $6,400

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) could decline a few points towards $6,400

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) could decline a few points towards $6,400 During the past few sessions, there was hardly any action above $6,500 in bitcoin price against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair consolidated below the $6,500 and $6,520 resistance levels. Earlier, a low was formed at $6,349 before the price corrected higher. It traded above the $6,460 […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) underlying technicals to watch for the major U.S. averages

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) underlying technicals to watch for the major U.S. averages

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) underlying technicals to watch for the major U.S. averages Economic numbers came in where expected, however, we had a jump in the JOLTS number to over 7 million.  This sent signs that the economy is still growing and strong. You would expect this to push rates higher, but the 10YR […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Upside Potential

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Upside Potential

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Upside Potential How an improved Instragam could be Facebook’s savior. “Facebook doesn’t offer up a great deal of detail about where its revenue comes from,” Brumley wrote Oct. 15. “KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Andy Hargreaves offered up some estimates, however, and believes roughly 15%, or $2 billion of the previous quarter’s $13 […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk bumping up his investment

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk bumping up his investment

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk bumping up his investment Elon Musk is bumping up his investment in Tesla, informing the company he plans to buy another $20 million worth of the automaker’s stock in the next open trading window. The Wednesday morning announcement was added to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission detailing […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) dropping restrictions it imposed on Android-device-makers

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) dropping restrictions it imposed on Android-device-makers

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) dropping restrictions it imposed on Android-device-makers Google is dropping restrictions it imposed on Android-device-makers, following a clash with the EU. It is ending a ban on manufacturers having a line-up that includes tablets and phones powered by alternative versions of the operating system to its own as well as ones that feature […]

United States Oil (USO) U.S. benchmark ending below $70 a barrel

United States Oil (USO) U.S. benchmark ending below $70 a barrel

United States Oil (USO) U.S. benchmark ending below $70 a barrel Oil futures dropped Wednesday, with the U.S. benchmark ending below $70 a barrel for the first time in more than three weeks, as U.S. government data revealed a sizable climb in domestic crude supplies for a fourth week in a row. November West Texas […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Fed’s rhetoric that they will continue to gradually raise interest rates

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Fed’s rhetoric that they will continue to gradually raise interest rates

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Fed’s rhetoric that they will continue to gradually raise interest rates Stocks extended losses when oil prices fell further, but the S&P 500 shifted in and out of losses after the Fed minutes and ended down less than a point. “This is consistent with the Fed’s rhetoric that they will continue to gradually raise […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Morgan Stanley is bullish

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Morgan Stanley is bullish

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Morgan Stanley is bullish Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak reaffirmed his bullish stance on Amazon, noting advancements by the internet retailing juggernaut in robotics will offset higher wage costs down the road. Nowak also said Amazon will report better-than-expected earnings next week. “In all, we estimate the wage increases will increase operating expenses […]

Trade Wars and the Fed Dampen Mood in Asia

Trade Wars and the Fed Dampen Mood in Asia

The trade spat between the world’s two largest economies — China and the United States — is imperiling the entire Asia-Pacific, regional finance ministers have warned. In a statement, finance ministers meeting in Port Moresby said risks to the global economy had increased thanks to “heightened trade and geopolitical tensions”, a veiled reference to the […]

Gold Ranged, USD Firms + Commodities

Gold Ranged, USD Firms + Commodities

Gold Ranged, USD Firms + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold steady in narrow range Fed mins signal more rate hikes ahead US Dollar (.DXY) Index rises to 1-wk high Crude Oil futures fall for 1st session in 4 In Asia Gold prices held steady in a narrow range Thursday as Asian shares eased, […]

Royal Randwick’s Spectacular Spring Carnival

Royal Randwick’s Spectacular Spring Carnival

Royal Randwick’s spectacular Spring Carnival continues this Saturday as the Australian Turf Club joins with one of its longest-standing partners for City Tattersalls Club Cup Day. Just a week after a record crowd for The $13 million TAB Everest meeting, Royal Randwick hosts a nine-race card including the Group 3 $160,000 ICD Property Nivison Stakes, […]

The EU is Moving Too Slowly in Trade Talks

The EU is Moving Too Slowly in Trade Talks

The EU is Moving Too Slowly in Trade Talks President Trump’s patience is not unlimited, and this is not a 5 year process. Wednesday, the US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says the European Union is moving too slowly in trade talks and is warning that President Donald Trump’s patience with the Europeans may soon […]

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