European Union has Failed

European Union has Failed

Policymakers at the European Central Bank will remove a key pillar of their support for the eurozone economy as planned Thursday, even while offering a gloomier outlook for the coming years, analysts expect. But with financial markets in turmoil over risks in Europe and beyond — from Brexit to an Italian budget row and Donald […]

Twitter Impose Islamic law

Twitter Impose Islamic law

When Canadian columnist Anthony Furey received an email said to be from Twitter’s legal team telling him he may have broken a slew of Pakistani laws, his first instinct was to dismiss it as spam. But after Googling the relevant sections of Pakistan’s penal code, the Toronto Sun op-ed editor was startled to learn he […]

Social Media is the King of News

Social Media is the King of News

Social media has overtaken print newspapers as a news source for Americans, researchers said Monday, highlighting the growing importance of services such as Facebook and Twitter as well as the troubled state of legacy news organizations. The Pew Research Center report found 20 percent of US adults say they often get news via social media, […]

Apple iPhone Sales will Suffer After China Ruling

Apple iPhone Sales will Suffer After China Ruling

A Chinese court ordered a ban in the country on iPhone sales in a patent dispute between US chipmaker Qualcomm and Apple, according to a Qualcomm statement Monday. The statement said the Fuzhou Intermediate People’s Court had granted Qualcomm’s request for two preliminary injunctions against four subsidiaries of Apple, ordering them to immediately to stop […]

Terrorist Supporter Mogherini Plans on Breaching US Sanctions on Iran

Brussels will create an alternative payment channel to facilitate financial transactions between the European Union and Iran in the near future to bypass US sanctions, the EU’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, has announced. “I will expect this instrument to be established in the coming weeks before the end of the year as a way to […]

French President Emmanuel Macron Will Move France Further in to Socialism

French President Emmanuel Macron Will Move France Further in to Socialism

French President Emmanuel Macron will address the nation on Monday night to announce a series of “concrete” measures aimed at ending the protests over taxes and inequality that have rocked the country over the past three weeks. After already abandoning the anti-pollution fuel tax hikes that sparked the protests, what else can he do to […]

Robert Mueller Tried to Blackmail Witnesses

Robert Mueller Tried to Blackmail Witnesses

Jerome Corsi has sued Robert Mueller and a handful of federal agencies for allegedly attempting to blackmail him into lying about being a middle man between Wikileaks and the Trump campaign. Corsi, the former Washington bureau chief of Alex Jones’ controversial site, InfoWars, filed a lawsuit on Sunday which claims that special counsel Robert Mueller […]

Europe Shows it is Anti-Democracy

Europe Shows it is Anti-Democracy

The UK is free to unilaterally revoke a notification to depart from the EU, the European Court has ruled. The judicial body said this could be done without changing the terms of London’s membership in the bloc. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) opined in a document issued on Monday that Britain can reverse Article […]

Socialist EU Has Failed France

Socialist EU Has Failed France

Shops shuttered in the run-up to Christmas, chaos on the roads: France’s “yellow vest” protests are dealing a blow to the economy which the finance minister says is no less than a “catastrophe”. As riots flared in Paris on Saturday, Livio Forte, a tourist from New York, could only watch on as police trucks lined […]

Musk is Right About the US Securities and Exchange Commission, But he Still Will Not Win

Musk is Right About the US Securities and Exchange Commission, But he Still Will Not Win

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, openly derided the Photo by cdorobek [/caption]in an interview aired Sunday, having settled fraud charges with the regulatory agency over an errant tweet. “I want to be clear. I do not respect the SEC — I do not respect them” he said in an interview on the CBS network […]

Canada The Loser in Huawei Case

Canada The Loser in Huawei Case

China on Saturday summoned the Canadian ambassador over the “unconscionable and vile” detention of telecom giant Huawei’s chief financial officer in Vancouver, state media reported, in Beijing’s latest angry response to the hot-button case. Meng Wanzhou has been held since December 1 in Canada on an American extradition request and faces US fraud charges related […]

China Economic Update

China Economic Update

China’s trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record $35.6 billion in November, official data showed Saturday, as exports across the Pacific remained strong despite a raft of US tariffs while imports shrank. Relations between the world’s top two economies continue to be tense despite a trade war truce struck between US President […]

Steady, Sustainable US Economic Growth Means No Recession in Sight

Steady, Sustainable US Economic Growth Means No Recession in Sight

Steady, Sustainable US Economic Growth Means No Recession in Sight The November Employment Report Sustainable is good, job growth is finally trending. The Key Data: Payrolls: +155,000; 3-Month Average: 170,000; Private: +161,000; Revisions: -12,000; Hourly Wages: +0.2% Over-Year: +3.1% What it means: Job gains in November were below expectations. The idea we could sustain hiring […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Vs the Rise of EVs and Autonomous Driving

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Vs the Rise of EVs and Autonomous Driving

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Vs the Rise of EVs and Autonomous Driving $RACE, $VLKAY, $TSLA Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) investors should not be concerned about Electric Vehicles and Autonomous Driving Note: Automotive analysts are predicting that the rise of electric vehicles and autonomous driving will materially reshape the future of the automotive industry, with companies fighting to ensure they […]

Silver to Gold Ratio Points to Over-sized Profits Coming to Silver

Silver to Gold Ratio Points to Over-sized Profits Coming to Silver

Silver to Gold Ratio Points to Over-sized Profits Coming to Silver $SLV, $GLD, $DIA I last wrote an article on Friday November 9th as the Dow Jones closed with a value of -3.13% in the BEV chart below.  Three Friday’s later and the Dow Jones closed today with a value of -4.81%. Not much of a […]

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Some investors get scared when the stock market falls, but there is always the other side of that action. When selling happens, stocks are on sale. The recent Southside action can provide opportunities that investors have not seen for a while. The Key […]

French Student Unrest Gathers Momentum

French Student Unrest Gathers Momentum

French Student Unrest Gathers Momentum French student protests intensified Tuesday, with various incidents around the country of demonstrators setting buildings on fire, and of violent clashes with police. Over the course of this week, students have gradually started to get involved in the so-called “yellow vests” protests against President Emmanuel Macron, 40 anni. Local authorities […]

Taxation and High Minimum Wage Killing Australia

Taxation and High Minimum Wage Killing Australia

Taxation and High Minimum Wage Killing Australia Australia’s economic growth stalled in the third-quarter of the year with consumer spending running out of steam as house prices fell further, official data showed Wednesday. The G20 economy grew a meagre 0.3 percent between July and September, the slowest rate in two years and far below market […]

Victory for Trump as China Moves on IP Cheats

Victory for Trump as China Moves on IP Cheats

China announced Tuesday stiffer punishments for serious infringers of intellectual property — including barring them from buying real estate or going on expensive holidays — as Washington clamours for action on the issue following a trade war truce. The National Development and Reform Commission, China’s state planner, along with 37 government departments, released a joint […]

Socialism May End as Rebellion in France Continues

Socialism May End as Rebellion in France Continues

The French government on Tuesday backed down on planned fuel tax hikes in a bid to draw the heat out of fierce protests that have escalated into the deepest crisis of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. The concessions, coming after an earlier 500-million-euro ($570 million) relief package for poorer households, mark the first time 40-year-old Macron has […]

EU Tells UK they can Ignore Democracy

EU Tells UK they can Ignore Democracy

The UK has the power to unilaterally stop the Brexit process, the EU’s top legal advisers have said, contradicting statements from London that Article 50 could only be stopped with agreement of all 27 EU member states. The Advocate General, in a report prepared for the European Court in Strasbourg, stated that the UK could […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 Production Spike Not Sustainable

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 Production Spike Not Sustainable

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 Production Spike Not Sustainable $TSLA Recall that on 30 November it was reported that Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) produced 1,000 M-3 sedans in 1 day, the reports were based on a leaked internal e-Mail from CEO Elon Musk to all employees. Shares shot up on the news, as has happened after prior spike in […]

Spain Rejects EU Immigration Policy on Refugees

Spain Rejects EU Immigration Policy on Refugees

The wave of right-wing resurgence that has flooded Europe following the refugee crisis has reached Spain. An upstart anti-immigrant party has entered the parliament in Spain’s Andalusia and might yet become a kingmaker. Spain’s most populous region and one of its economic powerhouses, Andalusia held parliamentary elections this past weekend. Although the vote was technically […]

Euro Crisis Continues

Euro Crisis Continues

EU finance ministers struggled to agree reforms to better fight against a financial crisis early Tuesday, with negotiators still at the table after more than 12 hours of talks. “There are a lot of subjects and all of them are difficult,” a European source told AFP on condition of anonymity, adding that a final news […]

Australian Dollar: Interest Rates on Hold

Australian Dollar: Interest Rates on Hold

Australian Dollar: Interest Rates on Hold Australia’s central bank kept interest rates at a record-low on Tuesday as a drop in house prices accelerated as the country stagnates. Borrowing costs have stayed at 1.50 percent since they were last cut in August 2016, when the economy was transitioning away from an unprecedented mining investment boom. […]

Australia Puts an End to Privacy

Australia Puts an End to Privacy

Australia Puts an End to Privacy Australia’s two main parties struck a deal Tuesday to pass sweeping cyber laws requiring tech giants to help government agencies get around encrypted communications used by suspected criminals and terrorists. The laws are urgently needed to investigate serious crimes like terrorism and child sex offences, the conservative government said, […]

Swiss Government is Putting Special Focus on Blockchain

Swiss Government is Putting Special Focus on Blockchain

Swiss Government is Putting Special Focus on Blockchain First Infrachain conference focused on the public sector and infrastructure 250 participants attended Infrachain 18, the first blockchain conference focused on the public sector and infrastructure. Federal Councillor Ueli Maurer welcomed the conference attendees at Stade de Suisse in Bern, stating that: “Switzerland has a great hand […]

Trump is Consolidating the US Economy

Trump is Consolidating the US Economy

New Orders, Production, and Employment Growing Supplier Deliveries Slowing at Slower Rate; Backlog Growing Raw Materials Inventories Growing; Customers’ Inventories Too Low Prices Increasing at Slower Rate; Exports and Imports Growing Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in November, and the overall economy grew for the 115th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply executives […]

A New French Revolution Against Socialism

A New French Revolution Against Socialism

A New French Revolution Against Socialism President Emmanuel Macron was elected on a promise to burnish France’s image on the global stage, but as shops and hotels counted the costs Monday of rioting over the weekend, many fear they won’t have much to cheer for Christmas. Violent anti-government protests on Saturday engulfed chic Paris shopping […]

America Loves Donald Trump

America Loves Donald Trump

Global equity markets soared Monday after China and the United States clinched a trade war truce, while oil prices surged on expectations of a big production cut. In midday deals, Frankfurt stocks were rebounding strongly, up 2.3 percent. London charged 2.0 percent higher and Paris gained 1.2 percent. European traders took their cue from Asia, […]

US China Trade War Eases: Buy these Stocks

US China Trade War Eases: Buy these Stocks

US President Donald Trump boasted Monday that US relations have taken a “BIG leap forward” with his meeting in Argentina with President Xi Jinping. “Very good things will happen. We are dealing from great strength, but China likewise has much to gain if and when a deal is completed. Level the field!” he said in […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $SPY, $VXX Just 12 days ago everybody on The Street was celebrating Thanksgiving in a very cautious market mode, they came back to their desks, and triggered a Key reversal in the major US stock market indexes that was confirmed on Friday, 30 November and […]

America’s Pet Owners Seek Cannabis for Their Pets

America’s Pet Owners Seek Cannabis for Their Pets

America’s Pet Owners Seek Cannabis for Their Pets Pet owners claim cannabis-based extracts, ointments and edibles lead to drastic improvements in pets once debilitated by arthritis, seizures, anxiety and other ailments Federal and state laws can make it difficult for veterinarians to access cannabis products for pets, and many are reluctant to discuss it with […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Looking Back Over the Year.5

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Looking Back Over the Year.5

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Looking Back Over the Past Year.5 $TSLA In the wake of his recent Axios interview of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk broadcast a lot of stuff to his listeners and devotees. Much is hyperbole, some is fact. Below are of some things that happened at the fledgling US EV maker over the past year.5, as […]

US China Trade Talks Move to G20

US China Trade Talks Move to G20

US President Donald Trump jets into Argentina on Thursday for a G20 summit, keen to do battle with China on trade and sharpening his rhetoric against Russia over Ukraine. The weekend summit is confronted with increasingly dire warnings, by the International Monetary Fund among others, of the potential harm faced by the world economy from […]

Fed’s Dovish Outlook Fuels Broad Based Rally in Stocks

Fed’s Dovish Outlook Fuels Broad Based Rally in Stocks

Fed’s Dovish Outlook Fuels Broad Based Rally in Stocks $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 extended weekly gainer by 2.3% Wednesday after Fed Chairman Powell said he sees current interest rates “just below” Neutral. His dovish remarks at the NY Economic Club thus providing a rally point of of the Key reversal Monday […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Stock Option Call Volume Surging

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Stock Option Call Volume Surging

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Stock Option Call Volume Surging $RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Call volume spiked Tuesday, with more than 4,800 contracts crossing, compared to a daily average of 667. The data say that more than 50% of that volume is for the February 2019 105-strike Call, where 1 player bought more than $2-M worth of options, about […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $SPY, $VXX Last week everybody that is anybody was away celebrating Thanksgiving, now they are back to their desks, that is if not stranded in a blizzard. Looking back, here is some stirrings emerging from the small and mid-caps via chips, telecom, and some bio techs and […]

The Classic Car Market says, “The $100-M Ferrari 250 GTO is Coming”

The Classic Car Market says, “The $100-M Ferrari 250 GTO is Coming”

The Classic Car Market says, “The $100-M Ferrari 250 GTO is Coming” The Big Q: Is a $100-M 250 GTO in the near future? The Big A: We do see it coming, the odds are in its favor. The 1st $100-M car. I remember’spitting blood to sell 1 in Y 1969 for $11,000, and just […]

Thanksgiving Football Weekend, Winning the Financial Debate

Thanksgiving Football Weekend, Winning the Financial Debate

Thanksgiving Football Weekend, Winning the Financial Debate When this year’s holiday weekend discussion turns to the US economy, which it may, you need to be primed correctly. Whether your relatives want to talk about the job market as casual observers or parse Fed actions like superNerds, we have prepared rebuttals for some of Y 2018’s […]

Best Time Since President Trump’s Election to Buy Stocks

Best Time Since President Trump’s Election to Buy Stocks

Best Time Since President Trump’s Election to Buy Stocks $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ,$RUTX, $VXX Savvy investors, sidelined and sitting on cash are setting up to come back into this market The sell-off that started in October is a healthy correction in this Bull market and investors should continue to tune out the Noise. The beaten down […]

As Market Corrects, Huge Opportunities Come to Light

As Market Corrects, Huge Opportunities Come to Light

As Market Corrects, Huge Opportunities Come to Light $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX This Bull market correction is/will yield huge opportunities for savvy and patient participants. If you have to put money to work in the market now, we suggest you go into the defensive names in healthcare, consumer staples and utilities In tech 1 will […]

Energy, Retail and Tech Stocks Continue to Lead Market Due South

Energy, Retail and Tech Stocks Continue to Lead Market Due South

Energy, Retail and Tech Stocks Continue to Lead Market Due South $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $XRT, $VXX Recently we have heard commentary about rising recession risk; widening corporate credit spreads; forecasting message of the sharp losses in cyclical sectors and former leadership stocks/sectors; lack of both gains and buy-the-dip success in November, which call into […]

As Market Leadership Rotates, Money Manager Speak Out

As Market Leadership Rotates, Money Manager Speak Out

As Market Leadership Rotates, Money Manager Speak Out $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Following are the views of 7 money managers and strategists on what could conceivably put a brake on the selling in this market. This view is held by almost everyone: that a softening in Fed’s hawkish rhetoric and President Trump’s trade dispute talk would […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX DJIA higher, some testing leaders start to bounce back. Chipmakers show many interesting Northside setups. Fed Vice Chairman moves warm markets. The market action has given up some good patterns, the Big Q: Will the break North into year’s end. Today is Monday, the […]

Dow Jones’ Earnings are at Record Highs Vs the Price of Gold

Dow Jones’ Earnings are at Record Highs Vs the Price of Gold

Dow Jones’ Earnings are at Record Highs Vs the Price of Gold $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $GLD, $SLV The DJIA is seeing action, on Wednesday, the day after the mid-term elections it advanced by 2.13% from its prior day’s closing price, it was the 4th day of extreme volatility since early October. Everyone was happy about […]

Amazon Cashes In on HQ

Amazon Cashes In on HQ

As the winners of the biggest corporate prize in decades — the new Amazon headquarters — relished their victory, debate was still raging over the billions of dollars in incentives offered to attract the fast-growing US technology colossus. The new Amazon “HQ2” with an estimated $5 billion investment creating 50,000 new jobs will be split […]

China and Twitter

China and Twitter

Despite being blocked in China, Twitter and other overseas social media sites have long been used freely by activists and government critics to address subjects that are censored on domestic forums — until now. As Beijing presses a campaign to throttle any remaining voices that stray from the Communist Party narrative, it is extending its […]

Indonesia Moves Against Gay Citizens

Indonesia Moves Against Gay Citizens

Indonesian Budi Ahmad used to live openly as a gay man without fear of becoming a target for violence in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority nation. Not any more. The country of 260 million is in the grip of a moral panic, with critics saying the vulnerable LGBT minority is being used as a political punching […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Team Management ‘Shakeup’ Coming

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Team Management ‘Shakeup’ Coming

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Team Management ‘Shakeup’ Coming $RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) front office it is rumored are looking a F1 team management changes for Y 2019 We have seen another year and another failure on the part of Ferrari to beat MercedesAMG. The 2018 Formula season has added to the the of Ferrari’s failures to overcome their #1 rival […]

See a 10% Rally in Stocks On a Trade Deal with China

See a 10% Rally in Stocks On a Trade Deal with China

See a 10% Rally in Stocks On a Trade Deal with China $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX A positive US-China statement or a tariff pause are rising possibilities China’s Bear market is driving the settlement agreement. Investors pained by the pullback in stocks are looking toward this month’s G-20 Summit for a breakthrough on trade. […]

Now is it is Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Vs the Automotive World

Now is it is Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Vs the Automotive World

Now is it is Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Vs the Automotive World $TSLA, $VLKAY, $GM, $F The world’s giant automakers are planning big pushes into EV production, and none bigger than Volkswagen (OTCMKT:VLKAY) is coming up to challenge fledgling Tesla in its tiny 1 plant niche market. Ok, Tesla has sold about 500,000 cars worldwide, which accounts […]

Looking for a Major Bottom in Gold

Looking for a Major Bottom in Gold

Looking for a Major Bottom in Gold $GLD, $USD Shayne and I do not believe that the weakness in Gold and gold mining stocks is over, the outlook is that another Southside leg getting underway. Should that happen, we are positioned to profit from it. Long-term investors, traders, and speculators should be aware of the […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 812 Superfast V-12 Looks Back to its Roots

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 812 Superfast V-12 Looks Back to its Roots

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 812 Superfast V-12 Looks Back to its Roots $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) got its start building 2-seat sports GTs with V12s in the front. With ladder chassis, live rear axles, and drum brakes, they were not the most technically advanced, but they were fast, durable and beautiful, I owned a 1952 250GTE by Pinninfarina, […]

Brexit Nears as EU Faces Revolt

Brexit Nears as EU Faces Revolt

Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday faced her divided ministers as negotiators scrambled to secure a divorce agreement with the European Union and anxiety mounted over the risk of a no-deal Brexit. May said Monday her government was working “extremely hard” to save a deal, telling officials of London’s financial district that negotiations “are now […]

Goldman Sachs in Hot Water in Malaysia

Goldman Sachs in Hot Water in Malaysia

Goldman Sachs “cheated” Malaysia, leader Mahathir Mohamad said, after two former bankers from the Wall Street titan were charged over a scandal that allegedly saw billions looted from state coffers. The US Justice Department unveiled criminal charges this month against ex-Goldman bankers Tim Leissner and Ng Chong Hwa, accusing them of working with a Malaysian […]

Nothing to Justify Oil Price Rally

Nothing to Justify Oil Price Rally

Nothing to Justify Oil Price Rally OPEC on Tuesday trimmed its global oil demand forecasts for this year and next, as kingpin Saudi Arabia tries to cut output to bolster prices in a weakening market. In its latest monthly report covering October, OPEC said demand is expected to increase 1.5 million barrels per day (mbd) […]

Presidential Harassment by Congressional Dems Causing Stock Market Concerns, They Will Pass

Presidential Harassment by Congressional Dems Causing Stock Market Concerns, They Will Pass

Presidential Harassment by Congressional Dems Causing Stock Market Concerns, They Will Pass $DIA No matter what you think of  President Trump, his reign as President has been great for stocks. US President Donald Trump issued a Tweet on Monday blaming losses in the stock market on Democrats. “The prospect of Presidential Harassment by the Dems is causing […]

Italy Moving Closer to EU Exit

Italy Moving Closer to EU Exit

Italy’s populist government was set Tuesday to defy the European Commission, preferring to risk financial sanctions than revise its big-spending budget. The coalition had been given time to change its 2019 plans but insists an anti-austerity approach will help kickstart growth in the eurozone’s third largest economy, and consequently reduce the public debt and deficit. […]

Singapore to Become a Global Hub of Cryptocurrencies

Singapore to Become a Global Hub of Cryptocurrencies

Singapore to Become a Global Hub of Cryptocurrencies The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and Singapore Exchange (SGX) have successfully developed Delivery versus Payment (DvP)1 capabilities for the settlement of tokenised assets across different blockchain platforms2. This will help simplify post-trade processes and further shorten settlement cycles. 2     The DvP prototypes, developed with technology partners […]

Minorities Destroying Democracy in Australia

Minorities Destroying Democracy in Australia

Minorities Destroying Democracy in Australia The political focus on minority interests in Australia is destroying democracy as politicians scramble to appeal to those groups. The amount of money being wasted on minorities by the government in staggering. The cycle is pathetic, speak out against minorities the media will beat you, become pro-minority and the media […]

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence $ALMMF, $CHL, $PTR Market sentiment is very weak. President Xi’s government is struggling to dispel such gloom and talk stock prices back up with promises of tax cuts, more bank lending and a media campaign. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index sank 30% from January […]

Australia is Hiding Hate Crimes and Terrorist Attacks by Africans and Muslims

Australia is Hiding Hate Crimes and Terrorist Attacks by Africans and Muslims

Australia is Hiding Hate Crimes and Terrorist Attacks by Africans and Muslims Another hate driven terrorist attack in Melbourne today, this time by an African Muslim. The exact same group of African Muslims that do not exist according to the Government and Media. The media are already trying to dismiss this as a “Lone Wolf” […]

No Fear of Fed Rate Hike

No Fear of Fed Rate Hike

No US economists believe the Federal Reserve will raise the all-important benchmark interest rate on Thursday but they are watching closely for any signals about how concerned the central bankers are about rising prices. With the economy growing strongly and wages at long last starting to increase after years of robust job creation, central bank […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) There is No Clear Evidence that 2018 Production is ‘Sold Out”

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) There is No Clear Evidence that 2018 Production is ‘Sold Out”

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) There is No Clear Evidence that 2018 Production is ‘Sold Out” $TSLA There is no evidence that Y 2018 production has sold out. Norway registrations continue to deteriorate. LIBOR rates are rising again in Q-4. Tesla is a Trap! It has been almost weeks since Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) reported its Q-3 earnings, sending the […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Q-3 Earnings Follow Up Scrutiny

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Q-3 Earnings Follow Up Scrutiny

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Q-3 Earnings Follow Up Scrutiny $TSLA The Zombie Element (ZEV Credits) undermines Tesla’s Earnings Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) beat The Street expectations for Q-3, posting a significant profit on revenue of nearly $7-B. Recall Tesla’s only other profitable Quarter, that being Q-3 of Y 2016, analysts focused on something outside the business of selling all […]

Australian Liberty Alliance Push for Smaller Government is What Australia Needs

Australian Liberty Alliance Push for Smaller Government is What Australia Needs

Australian Liberty Alliance Push for Smaller Government is What Australia Needs “No taxation without representation” is a slogan originating during the 1700s that summarized a primary grievance of the American colonists in the Thirteen Colonies, which was one of the major causes of the American Revolution, and that is exactly how many Australians feel right […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX  NFPs report solid, shows best wage growth in 10 years. China trade, market still struggles on news. 4 day Rally paused Friday All Eyes on the US Congressional Midterm Elections Tuesday Friday, stocks opened higher then faded, trending lower into early afternoon. Positives turned to […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Successor to the 812 Superfast?

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Successor to the 812 Superfast?

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Successor to the 812 Superfast? $RACE It has not been 2 years since Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) introduced the 812 Superfast to succeed the F12 Berlinetta. And by all accounts, and it is a Supercar. But eventually the iconic Maranello Outfit will replace it. And when it does, it could look something like this. This Supercar is called […]

President Trump and The Fed Want to See Inflation

President Trump and The Fed Want to See Inflation

President Trump and The Fed Want to See Inflation $USD, $SPY, $GLD, $SLV The value of USD is determined by a number of variables. For example, this year’s trade wars with China have resulted in a stronger Buck and a weakened RMB Yuan. There are a few internal mechanisms that can be used to raise or […]

Refugee Crime Sprees in France, Germany and Australia

Refugee Crime Sprees in France, Germany and Australia

Refugee Crime Sprees in France, Germany and Australia In Germany Commenting on yet another rape by refugees, which has shocked German society and provoked yet another wave of criticism against the German government’s migration policy, Widmann-Mauz said that “the perpetrators should be brought to justice and severely punished.” “We are dealing with an abominable crime. […]

President Trump, “There is no ‘Blue Wave'”

President Trump, “There is no ‘Blue Wave

President Trump, “There is no ‘Blue Wave’” “The Blue Wave is Dead” US President Donald Trump has declared that Democratic Party’s midterm Congressional election “blue wave is dead,” saying he is confident Republicans will keep the Senate while doing “very well in the House.” “I think the blue wave is dead, frankly,” President Trump told Christian […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Future Is Not Secure Yet

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Future Is Not Secure Yet

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Future Is Not Secure Yet $TSLA Following Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Elon Musk has been Wild, that will not change in the foreseeable future. Last week stronger-than-expected Q-3 results relieved some of the pressure on the company and its deposed Chairman, Elon Musk, after a turbulent several months. In early August Mr. Musk smothered […]

Japan Joins the Global Shakedown of US Tech Giants

Japan Joins the Global Shakedown of US Tech Giants

Japan Joins the Global Shakedown of US Tech Giants Japan’s anti-trust authorities will probe whether tech giants such as Google and Amazon are using their market-leader positions to exploit contractors or obstruct competition, the country’s fair trade chief said Thursday. In an interview with the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper, the head of Japan’s Fair Trade Commission […]

Democrats Do Not Have the Power to Sway Economy Even With Midterm Upset

Democrats Do Not Have the Power to Sway Economy Even With Midterm Upset

Democrats Do Not Have the Power to Sway Economy Even With Midterm Upset $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US President Donald Trump warned that if Democrats regain political power in the midterm Congressional elections, the US economy could implode, because: Democrats would push tax hikes and environmental restrictions that stifle growth. Undocumented immigrants would steal […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) to the Dust-bin of Automotive Wannabees?

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) to the Dust-bin of Automotive Wannabees?

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) to the Dust-bin of Automotive Wannabees? $TSLA From the outset Elon Musk’s strategy for Tesla has been bootstrapping: Use the money from the Lotus based roadster to develop and build the M-S; use cash from the M-S to develop and build the M-X; use cash from the M-X to develop and build the […]

Google, Facebook and Apple Face Digital Tax Nightmare

Google, Facebook and Apple Face Digital Tax Nightmare

Britain could become the first major world economy to impose a specific tax on tech giants, as international negotiations to overhaul analog-era global tax regulations drag on. The announcement was made in a budget speech on Monday by finance minister Philip Hammond, who said: “The UK has been leading attempts to deliver international corporate tax […]

China Winning the Currency War

China Winning the Currency War

The People’s Bank of China has reportedly let the renminbi slip to a 10-year low against the dollar on Tuesday. A cheaper yuan helps Chinese products mitigate the losses from US import tariffs imposed by President Trump. The official yuan exchange rate was fixed at 6.9574 per dollar on Tuesday, 0.28 percent weaker than the […]

Hillary Clinton is Allowed to be Racist

Hillary Clinton is Allowed to be Racist

Conservative commentators are outraged that former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made a racist joke, saying African-Americans “all look alike” while correcting her interviewer who mixed up two Democrat politicians, but CNN ignored it, again. Video of the exchange first began making the rounds on Monday. It shows Clinton getting interviewed on Friday on a stage […]

EuroCrisis Deepens

EuroCrisis Deepens

EuroCrisis Deepens Growth in the eurozone slowed significantly in the third quarter, official data showed on Tuesday, as Italy’s economic troubles weighed and car production in Germany was disrupted. Gross domestic product in the 19-country single currency area rose just 0.2 percent from July to September, the Eurostat agency said, compared with 0.4 percent in […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Q-3 Earnings ‘Whisper’

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Q-3 Earnings ‘Whisper’

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Q-3 Earnings ‘Whisper’ $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) many analysts the iconic Italian automaker expect the Maranello outfit to deliver a Y-Y decline in earnings on higher revenues when it reports results for the Quarter ended September 2018. This consensus gives a good sense of the company’s earnings picture, but how the actual results compare […]

A 2019 Bear Market Event May Trigger a DJIA Move to 40,000

A 2019 Bear Market Event May Trigger a DJIA Move to 40,000

A 2019 Bear Market Event May Trigger a DJIA Move to 40,000 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $MTAFF, $GLGDF, $RGLD, $FNV,$WPM You may recall in January 2016, the DJIA was trading at the 16,000 mark, when Yves Lamoureux, President of macroeconomic research firm Lamoureux & Co., said DIA would top 25,000 within 3-4 years. It did not take […]

Tesla (NYSE:TSLA) Facing a Deep Criminal Investigation About Misleading Investors 

Tesla (NYSE:TSLA) Facing a Deep Criminal Investigation About Misleading Investors 

Tesla (NYSE:TSLA) Facing a Deep Criminal Investigation About Misleading Investors $TSLA Early this month, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) settled with the SEC over charges that it misled investors after CEO Elon Musk, 47 anni, Tweeted that he had secured funding to take Tesla private. You remember the infamous 6 August ‘420’ prank Tweet, Yes? The SEC, which alleged […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Earnings: Over 20% of S&P 500 companies have reported, 72% have beat The Street estimates Market is concerned about the Fed overreacting, as it always does. China’s economy is in decline Halloween Market Week: Tricks & Treats The US stock market’s technical indicators suggest […]

German Voters Reject Merkel’s Refugee Politics

German Voters Reject Merkel’s Refugee Politics

The Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has gained seats in Hesse and now holds parliamentary seats in every single German state, according to exit polls. Meanwhile, Merkel’s CDU has seen party support plummet. German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) suffered an electoral shock, winning only 28 percent. The results were quite a […]

Gold Might be a Buy Here

Central banks around the world are turning to gold as an alternative to the US dollar, which they see as being undermined by America’s aggressive trade policy and geopolitical uncertainty. Demand for gold was up 42 percent year on year in the first quarter of 2018 among central banks, the World Gold Council (WGC) statistics […]

Tesla Will Not Survive the Regulators

Tesla Will Not Survive the Regulators

Tesla Will Not Survive the Regulators As if it did not have enough trouble already, Tesla is now in the cross-hairs of the regulators. US criminal investigators are probing whether Tesla Motors misled investors about the timetable for meeting key car production targets, a person familiar with the matter said Friday. The investigation was the […]

Another EuroCrisis Looms as Socialism Fails in Europe

Another EuroCrisis Looms as Socialism Fails in Europe

Ratings agency S & P has downgraded its outlook for Italy’s sovereign debt but left its credit rating untouched, upping the pressure on Rome amid a stand-off with Brussels over its budget. Friday’s announcement, which warned Rome’s fiscal policy was jeopardising banks’ ability to fund the Italian economy, followed last week’s decision by Moody’s to […]

Do Not Get Distracted By Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Q-3 Profitability

Do Not Get Distracted By Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Q-3 Profitability

Do Not Get Distracted By Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Q-3 Profitability $TSLA Tesla posted an impressive Q-3 profit Wednesday, and the company’s top-line revenue was more stunning. The money flowing toward Tesla is more important than whether it makes or loses money on a Quarterly basis. As Tesla grows, questions could arise over its monopoly status in the EV sector, and use […]

Presidents Trump and Xi Set to Meet at G-20 in Argentina on Trade Issues

Presidents Trump and Xi Set to Meet at G-20 in Argentina on Trade Issues

Presidents Trump and Xi Set to Meet at G-20 in Argentina on Trade Issues US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet at the Group of 20 nations Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina to discuss the trade dispute between the two countries in late November. White House economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, told […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) A Lesson in Why Not to Buy the Hype

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) A Lesson in Why Not to Buy the Hype

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) A Lesson in Why Not to Buy the Hype $TSLA Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) said late Monday evening that it expects to report Q-3 earnings after the closing bell Wednesday. Tesla stock was down 0.3% in after hours trading. The company will host a conference call at 5:30p EDT to discuss the Quarter and outlook. […]

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) […]

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