Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) no longer plans to create 1M US jobs

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) no longer plans to create 1M US jobs

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) no longer plans to create 1M US jobs Ma says Alibaba no longer plans to create 1M US jobs: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (BABA) co-founder Jack Ma said his promise to create 1 million jobs in the U.S. is impossible to fulfill because of the U.S.-China trade war, a setback in […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock looks like a strong buy

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock looks like a strong buy

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock looks like a strong buy What a difference a month makes. Not that long ago, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) was riding high again. After the Cambridge Analytica scandal knocked Facebook stock down from $190 to $150, the shares quickly bounced back. Following reassuring testimony from Mark Zuckerburg in front of Congress and a blowout earnings report, Facebook […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Gaining Towards $7000

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Gaining Towards $7000

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Gaining Towards $7000 Bitcoin on Thursday improved its bullish bias by rising over 1.5 percent against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD on BitFinex is trading at 6421-fiat while continuing its bullish retracement from 6100-fiat, our intraday low. The pair kickstarted the Asian session while forming lows towards 6382-fiat. It consolidated sideways throughout […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) defending its policy to allow third-party apps

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) defending its policy to allow third-party apps

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) defending its policy to allow third-party apps Gmail, which has over 1.4 billion users globally, lets third-party developers integrate services into its email platform, such as trip planners and custom relationship management systems. “Developers may share data with third parties so long as they are transparent with the users about how they […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) set records as a wave of buying pushed prices higher

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) set records as a wave of buying pushed prices higher

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) set records as a wave of buying pushed prices higher The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index set records as a wave of buying pushed prices higher. Technology stocks, banks and health care companies accounted for much of the rally. Energy companies declined along with crude […]

United States Oil (USO) looking for alternative oil supplies

United States Oil (USO) looking for alternative oil supplies

United States Oil (USO) looking for alternative oil supplies The United States—which is pushing to have all Iranian oil customers stop importing crude from Tehran—is looking for alternative oil supplies for its allies whose imports will be disrupted by the U.S. sanctions on Iran. While during the previous U.S. and EU sanctions on Iran between […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Approaching Record Highs

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Approaching Record Highs

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Approaching Record Highs The month of September is traditionally notorious in Wall Street for never providing positive returns. However, the first two weeks of the month this year has balanced the investor’s portfolio with negative and positive returns, with ensuing week already in the positive territory. Will September break the trend this […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is losing yet another top executive

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is losing yet another top executive

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) is losing yet another top executive Tesla Inc. TSLA, -0.23% is losing yet another top executive, according to a report Thursday afternoon. Bloomberg News reported Thursday evening that Liam O’Connor, the vice president of global supply management, has resigned, citing multiple anonymous sources. Tesla did not confirm the departure to Bloomberg, and […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade war caution persists

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade war caution persists

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade war caution persists Shares in China gave up ground on Thursday after two days of gains, as investor sentiment remained fragile following the latest volley of tariffs in the Sino-US trade war. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.1 per cent at 2,729.24 points. The blue-chip […]

Singapore Dollar: USD/SGD (SGD=X) take a short position on USD/SGD only below 1.3680

Singapore Dollar: USD/SGD (SGD=X) take a short position on USD/SGD only below 1.3680

Singapore Dollar: USD/SGD (SGD=X) take a short position on USD/SGD only below 1.3680 USD/SGD is currently trading around 1.3682 marks. It made intraday high at 1.3696 and low at 1.3682 levels. Intraday bias remains bearish till the time pair holds key resistance at 1.3720 marks. A daily close above 1.3640 will test key resistances at […]

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) trade war remains key focus

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) trade war remains key focus

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) trade war remains key focus China’s yuan was little changed against the dollar on Thursday as market participants squared positions ahead of a long holiday weekend and remained cautious about developments in the Sino-U.S. trade war. The dollar hovered near a seven-week low against a basket of major currencies as trade […]

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) Bears in Control

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) Bears in Control

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) Bears in Control The Canadian dollar has posted small gains in the Thursday session. Currently, USD/CAD is trading at 1.2908, down 0.10% on the day. On the release front, Canada releases ADP nonfarm employment change. In the U.S, the Philly Fed Manufacturing Index is expected to jump to 17.5 points, while unemployment […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pulls back into trendline support

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pulls back into trendline support

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pulls back into trendline support USD/JPY has dropped into trendline support overnight, with the recent channel looking to come back into play. Looking at the stochastic oscillator, we can also see an area of trendline support coming into view too. With that in mind, there is a good chance we will see […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) turning higher after yesterday’s volatility

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) turning higher after yesterday’s volatility

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) turning higher after yesterday’s volatility GBP/USD is also gaining ground in early trade, with the pair attempting to push higher after falling below trendline support. That break could provide the first signal of an impending downturn. However, with the price not having broken below the $1.3056 swing low, we have not yet […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) launching assault on key resistance zone

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) launching assault on key resistance zone

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) launching assault on key resistance zone EUR/USD is turning higher yet again this morning, with the pair looking likely to challenge the $1.1718-$1.1746 resistance zone once more. The ability to break through that resistance zone is key in determining whether we are set for a wider period of gains. As such, watch for […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) breaking through some relatively difficult resistance

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) breaking through some relatively difficult resistance

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) breaking through some relatively difficult resistance The Australian dollar has rallied again during the day on Wednesday, breaking through some relatively difficult resistance at the 0.7250 line. Perhaps it is the idea that the Chinese are starting to soften their stance a bit, or maybe it’s just a simple reflexive bounce […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) resumed trading essentially flat

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) resumed trading essentially flat

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) resumed trading essentially flat Singapore stocks resumed trading essentially flat on Thursday after the midday lunch break, with the Straits Times Index shedding 0.27 of a point, or 0.01 per cent to 3,176.3. Losers outnumbered gainers 178 to 125, as some 805.3 million shares worth S$435.8 million in total changed hands. The […]

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Firmer

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Firmer

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Firmer Gold prices are modestly higher in early U.S. trading Thursday. A sharply lower U.S. dollar index that dropped to a 2.5-month low this morning is only giving mild support to the precious metals markets. Risk-on trader and investor attitudes in the world marketplace continue to squelch buyers of the safe-haven […]

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) exploded to one of the widest margins in history

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) exploded to one of the widest margins in history

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) exploded to one of the widest margins in history The gold-silver ratio has exploded to one of the widest margins in history, with gold trading almost 85 times the price of silver. The ratio set by law is supposed to be 15-to-1; how did we get to 85-to-1? This is the […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) continue to shrug off trade war tensions

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) continue to shrug off trade war tensions

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) continue to shrug off trade war tensions SPI futures are indicating a 5-point jump at the open for the ASX200, as trade continue to ride the wave of relief washing-over global markets. The boost in global commodity prices has underpinned the bounce in the ASX, with the materials and energy sectors […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) struck a deal with Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) struck a deal with Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) struck a deal with Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi Back at I/O 2018, Google put an Android Automotive setup on a RAM 1500 pickup that completely replaced the vehicle’s normal stock interface. You’ve probably used or at least heard of Android Auto which mirrors apps from an Android device to the car’s screen. […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Incredible Buying Opportunity

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Incredible Buying Opportunity

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Incredible Buying Opportunity The company confirmed recently that its founder and leader Jack Ma will step down as executive chair next year and leave the company board of directors the year after that. As with many uber-successful business people, like Bill Gates, Ma will turn his energies toward “doing good” and following […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Weighed Down by Software Stocks

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Weighed Down by Software Stocks

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Weighed Down by Software Stocks Led by gains in trade-sensitive industrials and shares in the financial sector, the Dow Jones Industrial Average continues to gain altitude and was higher by nearly 200 points to an eight-month high, while the Nasdaq is underwater as a result of pressure on software stocks with component […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) could still regain ground from here

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) could still regain ground from here

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) could still regain ground from here Bitcoin recently made a sharp dip lower but quickly found its way back inside the short-term rising channel on the 1-hour time frame. This suggests that price could still regain ground from here and that bulls are keen on defending the longer-term floors. The buildup in short […]

United States Oil (USO) signs OPEC may not raise output

United States Oil (USO) signs OPEC may not raise output

United States Oil (USO) signs OPEC may not raise output Oil rose for a third day on Thursday amid another drawdown in U.S. inventories and strong U.S. gasoline demand, while signs OPEC may not raise output to address shrinking supplies from Iran also supported prices. U.S. sanctions affecting Iran’s oil exports come into force on […]

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Cannabis Deal Coming?

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Cannabis Deal Coming?

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO) Cannabis Deal Coming? This brings us to the Rumor of the Day in the cannabis market: a potential deal between Coca Cola Co. and Aurora Cannabis Inc. (TSX: ACB). While a Coca Cola official has issued a statement saying that management “have no interest in marijuana or cannabis”, this news is […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) probe is underway over the Elon Musk tweets

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) probe is underway over the Elon Musk tweets

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) probe is underway over the Elon Musk tweets On Tuesday, Tesla confirmed that it has cooperated with a Justice Department investigation, after Bloomberg reported a DOJ Tesla criminal probe is underway. Tesla stock fell 3.35% to 284.96. That’s off its Sept. 7 intraday low of 252.25 but well off its Aug. 7 […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) inching up to break recent records despite looming trade issues

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) inching up to break recent records despite looming trade issues

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) inching up to break recent records despite looming trade issues The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.61% jumped by more than 200 points in late-morning trade Wednesday, as the broader market appeared to shake off worries about U.S.-China tariff tensions. The Dow was up about 200 points, or 0.8%, at […]

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) rises as NAFTA optimism renews ahead of deadline for deal

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) rises as NAFTA optimism renews ahead of deadline for deal

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) rises as NAFTA optimism renews ahead of deadline for deal The Canadian Dollar advanced against rivals Wednesday amid renewed hopes a deal to save the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) could be announced before the week is out, and analysts at Goldman Sachs are forecasting the Loonie will continue to rise over […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) tries to break $1.17 again

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) tries to break $1.17 again

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) tries to break $1.17 again EUR/USD is making another attempt to move above the $1.17 area that has blocked progress since the second half of August. Above this, the $1.18 area and then $1.1852 come into view. Rising trendline support appears around $1.1630, and further weakness requires a close below $1.1523. Overall, the […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) faces key resistance

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) faces key resistance

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) faces key resistance The uptrend continues for GBP/USD, but so far this week gains above $1.3170 have proved fleeting. A breakout above this level targets $1.32, and then on to $1.3302. A move below $1.2940 would be needed to end the current bullish trend from the August lows. Overall, the bias in […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks rallied for a second day

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks rallied for a second day

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks rallied for a second day\ The Shanghai Composite Index rose 1.1 per cent, or 30.90 points, to 2,730.85 at the close on Wednesday, extending a gain of 1.8 per cent for the previous day. The Hang Seng Index climbed 1.2 per cent, or 322.71 points, to 27,407.37 after adding […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rally picks up steam

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rally picks up steam

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) rally picks up steam A rising trendline from the March lows continues to offer support for USD/JPY, and the close above the resistance zone around ¥112.00 suggests a push to the July highs at ¥113.00. Retracements towards ¥111.00 and the post-March trendline will continue to be buying opportunities, with a close below […]

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) prices offering no clear cut signal

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) prices offering no clear cut signal

Chinese Yuan: USD/CNY (CNY=X) prices offering no clear cut signal Chinese premier Li Keqiang has trumpeted the benefits of global trade, in a speech at the World Economic Forum today in Tianjin, China. And as trade tensions with the US heat up, Li said Chinese policy makers have plenty of tools at their disposal to […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Stocks Boosted by Beijing Pledge to step up investment in key areas

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Stocks Boosted by Beijing Pledge to step up investment in key areas

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Stocks Boosted by Beijing Pledge to step up investment in key areas Headline indices of the Hong Kong share market closed higher on Wednesday, 19 September 2018, with investor sentiment buoyed by gains on Wall Street overnight and gains in other Asian market today. Stocks were also boosted by […]

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Next Support at $14.065

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Next Support at $14.065

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Next Support at $14.065 Silver futures bears still have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. There are still no strong, early clues to suggest a market bottom is close at hand. Silver bulls’ next upside price breakout objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at $15.07 an ounce. […]

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Traders focus on comments from the central bank next week

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Traders focus on comments from the central bank next week

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Traders focus on comments from the central bank next week Gold prices are moderately higher in early-afternoon U.S. trading Wednesday. Gold and silver are supported on some buying back of previously sold positions (short covering) by the shorter-term futures traders. A lower U.S. dollar index on this day also supported some […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) vulnerable to a correction towards 6,163.55

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) vulnerable to a correction towards 6,163.55

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) vulnerable to a correction towards 6,163.55 Australian shares are poised to open lower, amid mixed trading on Wall Street. ASX futures were down 3 points at 6.45am AEST, paring earlier losses. The Australian dollar extended its rally, rising another 0.7 per cent. On Wall Street, shares in Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan paced the Dow […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Gains across region underscore weariness over tit-for-tat tariff war

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Gains across region underscore weariness over tit-for-tat tariff war

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Gains across region underscore weariness over tit-for-tat tariff war Locals shares headed north yesterday in line with markets across the region as investors took the tit-for-tat tariffs between the United States and China in their stride. Nearly all regional bourses rose despite the US$60 billion (S$82 billion) in tariffs levelled by […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) received a boost from an increase in risk appetite

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) received a boost from an increase in risk appetite

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) received a boost from an increase in risk appetite The Australian Dollar received a boost from an increase in risk appetite last week, on the back of what were at the time easing trade war tensions and better than expected employment figures. While the global growth outlooked has soured with the […]

Singapore Dollar: USD/SGD (SGD=X) Short term consolidation ahead

Singapore Dollar: USD/SGD (SGD=X) Short term consolidation ahead

Singapore Dollar: USD/SGD (SGD=X) Short term consolidation ahead USD/SGD consolidated lower during Wednesday session, reaching an intra-day low of 1.3680. Short term consolidation ahead as bulls try to regain ground toward the 1.3755 resistance with the aid of upside pressure from US-China trade woes. Expect confined movements between 1.3675 and 1.3755 in the short term. […]

United States Oil (USO) prices pulled back from gains racked up in the previous session

United States Oil (USO) prices pulled back from gains racked up in the previous session

United States Oil (USO) prices pulled back from gains racked up in the previous session Oil prices on Wednesday pulled back from gains racked up the previous day, pushed down amid a surprise climb in U.S. crude stockpiles. Brent crude futures had dropped 22 cents, or 0.28 percent, to $78.81 per barrel by 0042 GMT, chipping […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Higher after latest tariff moves

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Higher after latest tariff moves

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Higher after latest tariff moves U.S. stocks rallied on Tuesday, led by gains in Apple and Amazon, as investors judged the latest tit-for-tat tariffs between the United States and China as less damaging than expected. The Trump administration’s selection of a lower 10 percent tariff and exclusion of Apple from […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) well supported by $6,300 for the time being

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) well supported by $6,300 for the time being

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) well supported by $6,300 for the time being Bitcoin is trading at $6,330. The digital coin No.1 failed to return to $6,500 handle despite a strong rally of XRP, ETH, and other altcoins, while its market domination dropped from 58% to 5% in a single day. BTC/USD has gained 1.25% on a […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) facing a criminal inquiry over CEO Elon Musk’s go-private tweets

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) facing a criminal inquiry over CEO Elon Musk’s go-private tweets

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) facing a criminal inquiry over CEO Elon Musk’s go-private tweets Tesla is now facing a criminal inquiry over CEO Elon Musk’s go-private tweets, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday. After initially declining to comment, a Tesla spokesperson said the inquiry was voluntary request and not a formal subpoena. Shares of the electric-car company sharply […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Investors Shrug off Trade War

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Investors Shrug off Trade War

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Investors Shrug off Trade War Tuesday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 7,956.11. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 2.3 billion. Advancers stocks led declining by 1.43 to 1 ratio. There were 1795 advancers and 1257 decliners for the day. On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange 43 stocks […]

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Found Support

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Found Support

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Found Support December silver futures bears have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. There are no early clues to suggest a market bottom is close at hand. Silver bulls’ next upside price breakout objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at $15.07 an ounce. The next downside price […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) watching politics

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) watching politics

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) watching politics The on-going Bank of Japan (BoJ) meeting finds the conclusion due 19 September with markets widely expecting the BoJ to hold steady, an assumption likely to remain status quo for a long time to come. The true focus for the week, however, would be with trade tensions instead amid […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Holding Key Support

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Holding Key Support

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Holding Key Support The Shanghai Composite is a capitalization-weighted index like our own S&P 500 Index. This index tracks the daily price performance of all A- and B-shares listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The index was developed back on Dec. 19, 1990, with a base value of 100. The […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade Fears Fade

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade Fears Fade

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade Fears Fade Hong Kong and mainland China markets bounced back from earlier losses to finish higher on Tuesday after the US unveiled a new round of tariffs on US$200 billion worth of imported Chinese goods.. The Hang Seng Index rebounded and is establishing a near-term support at about […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set for Modest Rebound

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set for Modest Rebound

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set for Modest Rebound Australian shares are poised to rally, following Wall Street, as trade tensions between the US and China escalated less than feared.  The Australian dollar leapt 0.5 per cent higher to retop US72¢. Shares in New York were sharply higher, though they pared gains into the close, as investors […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) sails higher

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) sails higher

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) sails higher Gains continue for GBP/USD, with the price heading on towards $1.32. The bullish view remains in place until we see a drop back below $1.2950. Further upside targets lie at $1.3204, and then $1.3358. Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways. The projected upper bound is: 1.33. The projected lower […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rallies despite macro backdrop

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rallies despite macro backdrop

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rallies despite macro backdrop AUD/USD continues to demonstrate notable strength despite getting no help from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) and the fresh round of trade wars that broke out last night. It is still in a firm downtrend, but a rebound towards $0.73 now looks possible. A close back below […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) edges down

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) edges down

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) edges down US President Donald Trump raised a ruckus by thumping China with another round of tariffs, but most Asian markets merely yawned by the closing bell yesterday. Singapore stocks edged down slightly, with the Straits Times Index (STI) retreating 2.06 points, or 0.07 per cent, to 3,139.34. The benchmark index, […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) stuck below $1.17

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) stuck below $1.17

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) stuck below $1.17 We have seen EUR/USD gain steadily over the past few days, but a move above $1.17 still eludes it. Above here, the $1.18 area and $1.1852 zones are areas of resistance. A move back below $1.16 hands the initiative to the sellers, although $1.1550 still remains a significant area of support. […]

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Market Bottom is in Place

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Market Bottom is in Place

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Market Bottom is in Place December gold futures bears still have the overall near-term technical advantage. However, prices have been trading sideways for three two weeks, which suggests a market bottom is in place. Gold bulls’ next upside near-term price breakout objective is to produce a close above solid technical resistance […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has a weakening price momentum

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has a weakening price momentum

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has a weakening price momentum Facebook closed down 1.07 per cent, another poor performance for a stock that has seen its share of troubles this year. First came the Cambridge Analytica data scandal which only served to heighten concerns from governments worldwide over the social and political influence available through social media […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Better Investing Option Than Amazon?

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Better Investing Option Than Amazon?

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Better Investing Option Than Amazon? Alibaba is expected to see 46 percent increase for the full year, versus Amazon’s 32 percent gains. The Chinese E-commerce titan is also cheaper than its American rival, with 25 times multiple earnings against Amazon’s 85 times multiple. These factors have led several analysts to favorably […]

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) Buy on Dips

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) Buy on Dips

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) Buy on Dips The stock has current RSI value of 30.79. Wilder believed that when prices rose very rapidly and therefore momentum was high enough, that the underlying financial instrument/commodity would have to eventually be considered overbought and a selling opportunity was possibly at hand. Likewise, when prices dropped rapidly and […]

United States Oil (USO) lower as trade tensions heightened between the US and China

United States Oil (USO) lower as trade tensions heightened between the US and China

United States Oil (USO) lower as trade tensions heightened between the US and China Crude oil futures were lower in mid-morning trade in Asia Tuesday as trade tensions heightened between the US and China, shrugging off analyst expectations of a further draw in US crude stocks. The heightened tension over US-China tariffs saw the market […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Citi Research Suggests Amazon To Split In Two Companies

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Citi Research Suggests Amazon To Split In Two Companies

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Citi Research Suggests Amazon To Split In Two Companies Amazon.com ( AMZN ) should split into two companies to avoid antitrust scrutiny from Trump administration, reports Citi Research. “There has been greater noise of late regarding the desire to investigate and potentially regulate the company,” analyst Mark May says. “By separating the […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone preorders appear stable or down from last year

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone preorders appear stable or down from last year

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone preorders appear stable or down from last year A few days after the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max became available for preorder, financial analysts reported Monday that sales looked stable to slightly weaker against the iPhone X preorder numbers from a year ago. In general, he expects that Apple Inc. […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Target $21

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Target $21

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Target $21 Twitter’s ability to keep costs low despite fierce competition and heightened regulatory scrutiny will not last. For the first two quarters of 2018, Twitter has reported operating expense growth at an impressive 0 percent and 3 percent, respectively. But a quick glance at the company’s recent filings at the Securities and […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Saudi wealth fund invests $1 billion in competitor

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Saudi wealth fund invests $1 billion in competitor

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Saudi wealth fund invests $1 billion in competitor Tesla stock dipped as much as 2 percent Monday morning on news the Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has invested $1 billion in rival Lucid Motors. By market close, Tesla had regained its footing, ending trading essentially flat. The investment will fund Lucid Motor’s […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Technology Stocks take a hit

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Technology Stocks take a hit

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Technology Stocks take a hit Monday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 7,895.79. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 2.23 billion. Declining stocks led advancers by 2.06 to 1 ratio. There were 1005 advancers and 2075 decliners for the day. On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange 23 stocks […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) fall on fears over US-China tariffs standoff

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) fall on fears over US-China tariffs standoff

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) fall on fears over US-China tariffs standoff Asian shares were mostly lower Monday on reports that President Donald Trump will soon place tariffs on $200 billion more of Chinese goods, even as officials worked to iron out tensions between the world’s two largest economies. On Saturday, The Wall Street […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Open Higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Open Higher

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Set to Open Higher China’s main Shanghai Composite index fell to its lowest close in nearly four years on Monday as reports said U.S. President Donald Trump would unveil new tariffs on $200 billion of imported Chinese goods this week. The Shanghai Composite index dropped 1.1 per cent to 2,651.79 points, […]

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Seeing Some Support

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Seeing Some Support

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Seeing Some Support December silver futures bears have the solid overall near-term technical advantage. Silver bulls’ next upside price breakout objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at $15.00 an ounce. The next downside price breakout objective for the bears is closing prices below solid support at $13.50. […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) attempting to establish direction around key resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) attempting to establish direction around key resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) attempting to establish direction around key resistance EUR/USD sold off sharply from the $1.1720 region on Friday, with the pair shifting away from a crucial area of resistance. The ability to break through the $1.1746-$1.1790 resistance zone is key in determining whether we are set for a bullish breakout or not. With the […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trade tensions with the US are exacerbating investor concern

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trade tensions with the US are exacerbating investor concern

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trade tensions with the US are exacerbating investor concern China’s sinking stock market reached an unwelcome milestone, with the Shanghai Composite Index closing at the lowest level since 2014, erasing the last traces of its recovery from a boom that turned into a $5 trillion bust. The Shanghai gauge dropped […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) re-testing recent lows

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) re-testing recent lows

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) re-testing recent lows Rising US bond yields looks likely to underpin US Dollar strength in the medium to long term. The greenback fell over the course of last week’s trade, primarily due to rallies in the Pound and Euro on the back of easing Brexit fears, along with upbeat assessments from […]

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Possible Market Bottom is in Place

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Possible Market Bottom is in Place

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Possible Market Bottom is in Place Technically, gold bears still have the overall near-term technical advantage. However, recent sideways price action favors the bulls and suggests a market bottom is in place. Gold bulls’ next upside near-term price breakout objective is to produce a close in December futures above solid resistance […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) continues to push upwards

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) continues to push upwards

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) continues to push upwards GBP/USD has also retraced, with the pair moving back into trendline support. The recent uptrend points towards another potential shift higher from here, with a break below $1.2979 required to negate this recent rally. The price is trading within a bearish rising wedge formation, yet it’s worthwhile noting […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Target $245

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Target $245

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Target $245 Alibaba Group (NYSE:BABA) has been assigned a $245.00 price target by stock analysts at UBS Group in a report released on Friday, August 24th, www.benzinga.com reports. The brokerage presently has a “buy” rating on the specialty retailer’s stock. UBS Group’s price target indicates a potential upside of 48.72% […]

salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) Time magazine will have a new home

salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) Time magazine will have a new home

salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM) Time magazine will have a new home Nearly eight months after Meredith Corp. MDP, -0.57% completed its purchase of Time Inc., the publisher has agreed to sell Time magazine for $190 million to Marc Benioff, co-founder of Salesforce.com CRM, -0.44% , and his wife Lynne Benioff. The proposed sale is expected to […]

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) faced potential insolvency during the last financial crisis

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) faced potential insolvency during the last financial crisis

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) faced potential insolvency during the last financial crisis Ten years ago, amidst the worst financial crises since the Great Depression, the American auto industry almost died. By Fall 2008, the “Big Three” US car companies of General Motors, Chrysler, and Ford faced potential insolvency, and without swift government intervention, their futures were […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) will shift priority to ‘service and parts’

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) will shift priority to ‘service and parts’

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) will shift priority to ‘service and parts’ Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently said that the automaker’s customer service response time and delivery logistics are their new top priorities with the increased delivery volume. Now Musk says that once they figure that out, Tesla will shift priority to ‘service and parts’ as the automaker starts […]

United States Oil (USO) Uncertainty prevails over how many countries will stop importing oil from Iran

United States Oil (USO) Uncertainty prevails over how many countries will stop importing oil from Iran

United States Oil (USO) Uncertainty prevails over how many countries will stop importing oil from Iran Brent, the international benchmark for crude oil, could to rise above $85 per barrel in the coming months due to a combination of US sanctions on Iran and a potential Opec supply crunch, analysts say. West Texas Intermediate (WTI), […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) The U.S. and China trade war will be closely looked at this week

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) The U.S. and China trade war will be closely looked at this week

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) The U.S. and China trade war will be closely looked at this week For the week, the Dow rose 0.9%, its fourth positive week of the past five. The S&P 500 rose 1.2% and the Nasdaq posted a gain of 1.4% for the week, its third positive week of the […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Market Predicted To See Higher Open

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Market Predicted To See Higher Open

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Market Predicted To See Higher Open President Trump hasn’t forgotten about the $200 billion in China tariffs that’ve been in limbo the past few weeks. On Friday, news reports said he was willing to proceed with his threat, and the impact may have kept the S&P from reaching an all-time high. In […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) May Find Support

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) May Find Support

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) May Find Support The losing streak has reached five sessions now for the Singapore stock market, which has tumbled more than 100 points or 3.1 percent along the way. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,110-point plateau although it’s due for a positive bounce on Wednesday. The global […]

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) undervalued relative to stocks, bonds, gold

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) undervalued relative to stocks, bonds, gold

SILVER 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) undervalued relative to stocks, bonds, gold A drop in silver prices this year has attracted investors seeking a bargain, prompting a temporary sellout of the 2018 American Silver Eagle bullion coins at the U.S. Mint this month. “The sellout of Silver Eagles implies that demand for physical [silver] has […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Plunges into Bear Market

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Plunges into Bear Market

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Plunges into Bear Market Hong Kong’s stock market is caught in a perfect storm. Fears about the trade war, emerging markets, China’s slowing economy, and individual stocks pushed the city’s benchmark Hang Seng Index (HSI) into a bear market on Tuesday. The index ended the day 0.7% lower, closing more than 20% […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Poised For Further Gains

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Poised For Further Gains

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Poised For Further Gains The EUR/USD exchange rate has made strong gains over recent weeks aided by a tightening in monetary policy in the region. The European Central Bank (ECB) went ahead and cut monetary stimulus in half last week which aided the uptrend while confirming they are on track to deliver an interest rate rise […]

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Consolidating for a Reversal Higher

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Consolidating for a Reversal Higher

GOLD 1 OZ (XAU=X) Consolidating for a Reversal Higher The chart and data that follow highlight non-commercial commodity futures trading positions as of September 11, 2018. Gold is down 0.5 percent in September. If this holds up, it would mark the 6th straight month of declines.  The yellow metal is getting oversold… but oversold momentum […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Chinese economy overall is still slowing

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Chinese economy overall is still slowing

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Chinese economy overall is still slowing China’s fixed-asset investments decelerated further in August, to the slowest growth rate since official records were kept, as the country braces for the introduction of additional tariffs from President Donald Trump. Fixed-asset investment—which measures spending on homes, factories, infrastructure, and other fixed assets—grew at […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for a sluggish start

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for a sluggish start

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set for a sluggish start Australian shares are set for a sluggish start to the week following reports US President Donald Trump has called for fresh tariffs on Chinese products. The news took the shine off US markets on Friday, which closed flattish after a sharp dip when the story broke […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fewer concerns but also a potential change of policy by the BOJ

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fewer concerns but also a potential change of policy by the BOJ

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Fewer concerns but also a potential change of policy by the BOJ The deadline came and went and the US did not impose new tariffs on China. On one hand, Trump threatened to add additional ones. On the other hand, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin initiated talks with China. Does he have […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) trade truce is probably temporary

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) trade truce is probably temporary

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) trade truce is probably temporary Australia enjoyed a gain of 44K jobs in August, nearly triple the expectations. Another boost to the Aussie came from the trade war front. The US has not imposed new tariffs on China and negotiations have resumed. Do the talks have a fair chance? This is […]

More Falls Coming in China Stocks

More Falls Coming in China Stocks

Shanghai is the world’s worst-performing major stock market this year despite respectable corporate earnings, a disconnect which is feeding growing talk that Chinese equities are now a screaming buy. Not so fast, say brokers and analysts, who warn shares have further to fall due to US-China trade squabbling, slowing Chinese economic growth, and a government […]

Buy Emerging Markets as Trade War Bites

Buy Emerging Markets as Trade War Bites

China is the last bulwark against a deep crisis in emerging economies going fully global, analysts say, although a prolonged trade war could sap Beijing’s defences. Emerging countries — loosely defined as having fast growing but volatile economies — have seen their currencies battered in recent weeks, plunging their finances into turmoil, and raising fears […]

Horse Racing: The World’s Most Complex Team Sport

Horse Racing: The World’s Most Complex Team Sport

Horse Racing: The World’s Most Complex Team Sport My contribution to the Horsetech Conference Market Report, the full report covers everything from diet, medicine and psychology and is a must read for any one in the industry. As the victor returns to the winners circle and the proud connections pose for their photo, what you […]

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