China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse

China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse

China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse $SOY, $USD, $UNG China has reported weaker than expected November exports and imports, showing slower global and domestic demand and raising the likelihood that more measures to keep the country’s growth rate from slipping too much will be put in place. November exports only rose […]

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Down + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Down Crude Oil Fell Asian Stocks Down In Asia Gold: Gold is higher Thursday as growing risk aversion weighed on USD Spot gold up 0.2% at $1,239.86 oz as of 0429 GMT US gold futures up 0.2% at $1,244.9 oz. Note: Technicals; Spot gold may test resistance at $1,245 oz Markets are […]

China Working to Resolve Trade Differences ‘Quickly’

China Working to Resolve Trade Differences ‘Quickly’

China Working to Resolve Trade Differences ‘Quickly’ China is confidence that it can reach a trade deal with the United States very timely. Tuesday, US President Donald Trump warned that he would revert to more tariffs if the 2 sides cannot resolve their differences within the time frame set out Saturday. The Chinese Commerce Ministry […]

World Wide Stocks Surge on US- China Trade Truce

World Wide Stocks Surge on US- China Trade Truce

World Wide Stocks Surge on US- China Trade Truce $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $SOY FLASH: President Donald Trump says on Twitter that China has agreed ‘to reduce and remove’ 40% tariffs on cars from the United States. Futures on the DJIA are currently up 488 points after Presidents Trump and Xi agreed to a 90-day halt […]

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agree to a trade truce in their dinner meeting Saturday Deal includes no trade tariffs after 1 January 2019 US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, reached a trade war […]

Equities Finished Lower on Weaker Energy and FAANGs

Equities Finished Lower on Weaker Energy and FAANGs

Equities Finished Lower on Weaker Energy and FAANGs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $USO, $VXX The S&P 500 fell 3.8% on this Holiday-shortened trading week, erasing its gain for the year. The DJIA lost 4.4%, the NAS Comp lost 4.3%, and the Russell 2000 lost 2.6%. The S&P 500 lost 0.7% Friday on low-volume. Friday’s session […]

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Steady US Dollar Down Crude Oil deep in Bear Market Territory Asian Stocks Up sans Japan In Asia Gold: Gold prices held steady Thursday, after rising nearly 1% in the prion session, as USD slipped further from a 16-month peak hit earlier in the week. Spot gold was little […]

Singapore Invest $5b in Private Equity and Infrastructure

Singapore Invest $5b in Private Equity and Infrastructure

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced today initiatives to enhance private markets financing channels, including a programme to place up to US$5 billion for management with private equity (PE) and infrastructure fund managers. 2   Mr Peter Ong, MAS Board Member and Chairman of Enterprise Singapore, highlighted the new initiatives at the Global Investor Summit […]

Major Blockchain Deals in Hong Kong

Major Blockchain Deals in Hong Kong

Success Dragon proposes change of company name to ezBlock Capital International Holdings Limited, To reflect diversification into fintech and blockchain Service agreement concluded with Tencent-backed Linklogis for its blockchain-based supply chain financing platform, Followed by purchase of trade receivables through Qianhai Finanical Assets Exchange to tap cross-border fintech opportunities Success Dragon International Holdings Limited (“Success […]

Singles Day Sales Proves the Value of V-MORE

Singles Day Sales Proves the Value of V-MORE

Singles Day Sales Proves the Value of V-MORE Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has smashed records for its Singles Day, the world’s biggest 24-hour shopping event, despite an ongoing trade war with the US and waning domestic interest in the event. The 2018 edition of the 11/11 Singles Day brought in a record $30.8 billion (213.5 […]

Singapore FinTech Festival

Singapore FinTech Festival

The third edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival will kick off tomorrow in Singapore. With over 250 speakers, 450 exhibitors, 16 international pavilions and close to 40,0001 participants expected, this year’s event promises to be the biggest FinTech event in the world to date. 2018 Festival Highlights 2.     Held at the Singapore Expo, the Festival […]

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 […]

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) Invests in Vietnam

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) Invests in Vietnam

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (TEPCO) announced today that it has acquired 36.38% of the shares in Viet Hydro Pte. Ltd. (Viet Hydro), the majority shareholder of Lao Cai Renewable Energy Joint Stock Company (Lao Cai Renewable Energy), from InfraCo Asia Development Pte. Ltd. (InfraCo Asia), a company of the Private Infrastructure Development Group […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Emerging Market Stocks’ Dive to 17 Month Lows

Emerging Market Stocks’ Dive to 17 Month Lows

Emerging Market Stocks’ Dive to 17 Month Lows Emerging market asset prices have been hit hard this year. The deep dive  in emerging market stocks YTD is attracting some US fund managers who think they may find long-term bargains in the sell-off. Portfolio managers have been adding emerging markets stocks to their portfolios in the […]

China Seeks to Stimulate Economy

China Seeks to Stimulate Economy

China’s central bank announced Sunday it would reduce the reserve requirement ratio (RRR) for most banks by one percentage point, the fourth time this year the country has sought to free up credit for businesses as they face down $250 billion in US tariffs. The move to cut the amount of cash which most commercial […]

Useless IMF Changes Mind on Japan

Useless IMF Changes Mind on Japan

The head of the IMF Thursday called for an overhaul of Japan’s economic policy, as the world’s third-biggest economy battles stubborn low inflation, sluggish growth and a rapidly ageing population despite the fact that she was active in shaping Abenomics, and encouraged the printing of money at record rates. The hypocrite Christine Lagarde called for […]

Softbank and Toyota to Take on Tesla

Softbank and Toyota to Take on Tesla

Softbank and Toyota to Take on Tesla Japanese car giant Toyota and conglomerate Softbank on Thursday announced they would create a joint venture to provide “new mobility services” including autonomous vehicles for services such as meal deliveries. The new company will be called “Monet” — short for “mobility network” — and will be 50.25 percent […]

US China Trade War Continues

US China Trade War Continues

US China Trade War Continues Even as he announced a new trade deal with Canada and Mexico on Monday, US President Donald Trump again went after China, making it clear a truce with Beijing was unlikely to come soon. Trump told reporters China wanted to open negotiations but “frankly, it’s too early to talk.” With […]

Abenomics Fails Japan

Abenomics Fails Japan

Confidence among Japan’s biggest manufacturers has slipped for the third straight quarter, a key central bank survey showed on Monday, reflecting concern about trade wars and a string of natural disasters. The Bank of Japan’s Tankan report — a quarterly survey of about 10,000 companies — showed a reading of 19 among major manufacturers in […]

China Stocks Opening to Foreign Investors

China Stocks Opening to Foreign Investors

Chinese stocks will be added to a key benchmark run by a unit of the London Stock Exchange Group next year, further opening up mainland equities to international investors. FTSE Russell said that upon completion of an initial phase next June, yuan-denominated shares will make up around 5.5 percent of the FTSE Emerging Index. US-based […]

Trade War Dampens Asian Trading

Trade War Dampens Asian Trading

Asian markets were mixed Tuesday following the latest tit-for-tat tariffs in the China-US trade row, while investors are now looking ahead to the Federal Reserve’s next policy meeting. While the levies had been widely expected, there are concerns about how long the spat will go on for after China cancelled planned talks between the two […]

Trade War Latest News

Trade War Latest News

Donald Trump’s tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect Monday, with Beijing accusing Washington of “economic intimidation” as the standoff between the world’s top two economies clouds the global outlook. The latest volley against Beijing brings the amount of goods hit by duties to more than $250 billion, roughly half China’s US […]

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing $SPY, $USD, $OIL, $USO, $USD, $CU Hong Kong, China equities slide Monday on trade concerns  WS-J reporting Monday that China could skip trade talks with US Stocks in Asia opened the week under pressure after the latest US move to place a 3rd tranche of tariffs on Chinese goods, as […]

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 […]

China May Shake Markets

China May Shake Markets

The Chinese economy revealed fresh signs of softness Friday with data showing the pace of investment slowing to record lows while retail spending and industrial production stabilised. Beijing faces a delicate balancing act, aiming to shift its growth driver away from investment and exports towards personal consumption, while at the same time battling a mountain […]

Asia Lower on Trade Fears

Asia Lower on Trade Fears

Donald Trump’s latest threat to impose tariffs on all Chinese imports sent Asian markets tumbling Monday on growing fears of an all-out trade war between the world’s top two economies. The president’s comments Friday added to the uncertainty on trading floors, which have also been hit by a concerns of a brewing financial crisis in […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DAX looks Bearish near to medium term. DJIA, Shanghai and Nifty have a bit room to the Southside before a bounce higher, Japan’s Nikkei is trading above support marks and could start moving up again next week. PE In Washington US and Canadian officials continued to negotiate […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DAX looks Bearish near to medium term. DJIA, Shanghai and Nifty have a bit room to the Southside before a bounce higher, Japan’s Nikkei is trading above support marks and could start moving up again next week. PE In Washington Trade talks between the US […]

The Battle for Asia’s Ecommerce Dollar

The Battle for Asia’s Ecommerce Dollar

The Battle for Asia’s Ecommerce Dollar When Alibaba purchased a 51% stake in Lazada about two years ago, it was evidence that the Chinese giant is betting on the rise of online shopping in Southeast Asia. Southeast Asia is becoming far more competitive, prompting the Alibaba to get even more involved, the race for the […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Globally, stocks look Bearish in here, except DAX which could bounce from support below current levels. Nifty and Nikkei have room on the Southside too. Shanghai could range trade this week with some Bearishness. And overall the DJIA is Bullish after a pause […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Again, overall global stock market indexes look Bullish in here. PE In Friday’s US trading session was eventful in terms of trade-related headlines, but uneventful for the major averages, which finished flat to unchanged. The S&P 500 (Unch) added less than a point, the NAS […]

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future President Donald Trump has sidestepped conventional processes, protocols and procedures in trade negociations Last Monday, the US reached a preliminary trade agreement with Mexico that addresses several American grievances. A similar deal with Canada may also to be on track. These breakthroughs, combined with an easing […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Again, overall global stock market indexes look Bullish in here, except Shanghai and DAX which could see some Neutral range trading during this week. PE Caution: There could be some corrective dips in the stock indices globally. Nifty, DJIA, DAX and Shanghai could see some backing and […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Overall global stock market indexes look Bullish in here, except Shanghai and DAX which could see some Neutral range trading during this week. PE Caution: There could be some corrective dips in the stock indices globally. Nifty, DJIA, DAX and Shanghai could see some backing and filling in […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Overall global stock market indexes look Bullish in here, except Shanghai and DAX which could see some Neutral range trading during this week. PE Notes:  Tuesday, the S&P 500 closed at a new record high for the 3rd session running. It was a range-bound trading day, with the S&P […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Globally all of the major stock indices look Bullish near term. Commentary: Overall global stock market indexes look Bullish in here, except Shanghai and DAX which could see some Neutral range trading during this week. PE Notes: Wall Street extended Friday’s drive into record territory Monday, with the S&P […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Overall global stock market indexes look Bullish in here, except Shanghai and DAX which could see some Neutral range trading during this week. PE Notes: Last Friday was a record-setting day for the US stock market, with the S&P 500 (+0.6%) marking its 1st record […]

Global Investors Buying US Stocks, S&P 500 at Record Highs

Global Investors Buying US Stocks, S&P 500 at Record Highs

Global Investors Buying US Stocks, S&P 500 at Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Global Investors bought into US stocks this week which set their longest-ever market rally. That action declared the end of a “tsunami” of tech fund inflows which have driven the market higher, noting tiny inflows of $0.1-B this week after […]

Global Stock Dividends Rise 13% to Record High $497-B

Global Stock Dividends Rise 13% to Record High $497-B

Global Stock Dividends Rise 13% to Record High $497-B It is a Golden Age for Dividend Investing  Global stock dividend payouts have risen 13% in the three months to the end of June, hitting a new record high of $497 billion, according to the Janus Henderson Global Dividend Index. Dividends rose across the globe, with […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Global equities are mixed. DJIA and Shanghai looks weak while Dax, Nikkei and Nifty have scope of rising in the near term. PE Notes: US stocks dipped for a 2nd day running Thursday. The benchmark S&P 500 index inched away from its elusive 26 […]

Asia Reacts to Trade War and Another Failed Australian Leader

Asia Reacts to Trade War and Another Failed Australian Leader

Asian markets mostly fell on Friday as China-US trade talks wrapped up with little progress being made, while the dollar held gains ahead of a key speech by the head of the Federal Reserve. The Australian dollar was among the worst performers as the country is gripped by political uncertainty with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Asia Pacific stocks look Bullish in here as the DIA pausing to refresh.PE Notes: The S&P 500 held steady Wednesday, finishing finishing flat to unchanged. Investors had several headlines to work through, including criminal convictions of 2 former advisers to President Trump and the […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Global equities look Bullish in here as the DIA clearly broke Key resistance.PE Notes: The S&P 500 notched its 4th straight advance Tuesday, adding 0.2%, and tapped at a new intra-day record at 2873.23 before pulling back in the afternoon settling 0.4% below its […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Global equities reversed overnight and look Bullish in here as the DIA broke Key resistance.PE Notes: The S&P 500 advanced 0.2% Monday, closing higher for a 3rd session running, and is now just 0.6% below its 26 January record high. Optimism ahead of resumed trade […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Global stocks do not look very strong in here, as they could see rejections from resistances  above current marks, consolidation is preferred in here. PE Notes: The S&P 500 advanced 0.3% Friday, posting a weekly gainer of 0.6%, helped by a report that […]

The Chinese Economy “looks terrible, it is collapsing”

The Chinese Economy “looks terrible, it is collapsing”

The Chinese Economy “looks terrible, it is collapsing” $USDCNY President Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the Chinese economy “looks terrible.” Asked by President Donald Trump to assess China’s prospects this week at a cabinet meeting,Mr.  Kudlow declared that “their economy is just heading South,” citing “the latest batch of numbers” from China’s markets. “I’m not a […]

China Continues to Seek FDI

China Continues to Seek FDI

China’s securities regulator said it will allow individual foreign investors working in the country to buy and sell yuan-dominated Chinese A-shares, the latest incremental step by Beijing to widen access to its long-cloistered equities markets. The change would go into effect on September 15 and also applies to foreign employees of Chinese-listed companies who are […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: US stocks dropped for the 5th time in 6 sessions on Wednesday as tensions between the Us and Turkey tightened and Crude Oil prices fell to 2-month lows, weighing on energy shares. Late-afternoon reports that Turkey is in  discussion on the issues with the […]

China Seeks to Settle Trade War

China Seeks to Settle Trade War

China Seeks to Settle Trade War China will send a top negotiator to the United States in late August to resume trade talks, the commerce ministry said Thursday, the first public meeting on the subject in weeks as the trade conflict intensifies. Vice Commerce Minister Wang Shouwen, the deputy representative on international trade negotiations, will […]

Japan Hit with Trade War Losses

Japan Hit with Trade War Losses

Japan Hit with Trade War Losses Japan’s politically sensitive trade surplus with the United States shrank sharply in July, according to official data published Thursday, as the two allies continue to cross swords over US trade policy. The surplus with the US shrank 22.1 percent with reduced shipments of motor vehicles and microchip-making equipment dragging […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA extend it bounce off of Monday’s lows as expected.PE Notes:The S&P 500 continued North Tuesday, ending its 4-session losing streak with a gainer of 0.6%. The NAS Comp and the DIA also advanced, adding 0.7% and 0.5%, respectively. The major averages quickly […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA likely to extend it bounce off of Monday’s lows in here.PE Notes: The S&P 500 notched its 4th loss running Monday -0.4%, as the Turkish Lira fall halted, still there are concerns over the financial health of banks with exposure to the struggling […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports $DLTR, $FLR, $HAS, $INTC, $MLY, $NFLX, $NEP, $PZZA Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new tradingand 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 Tuesday, as […]

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Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: World major stock indexes look Bearish this week and could see lower marks in here.PE DJIA at 25313.14, -0.77% looks to be holding well below the resistance on the 3-Day candles and looks Bearish near term. Unless an rise now is seen that takes […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA broke out Monday, and ran up Tuesday, paused to refresh Wednesday and Thursday, DAX is testing support. Overall equities could see a bounce in the next week. Major supports and resistances are seen near current marks and should near term. PE DJIA at 25509.23, -0.29% […]

Economic Update Japan

Japan bounced back to growth following its first contraction in two years, official figures showed Friday, but fears of US trade wars clouded the outlook for the world’s third-largest economy. The economy grew 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter in the April-June period, compared with a 0.2-percent decline in January-March, according to data from the Cabinet Office. The […]

US Trade Dust-up Causes Rift in Chinese Leadership

US Trade Dust-up Causes Rift in Chinese Leadership

US Trade Dust-up Causes Rift in Chinese Leadership A growing trade dispute with the US is reported to be causing rifts within China’s Communist Party, with some critics saying that an overly nationalistic Chinese stance may have hardened the US position. President Xi Jinping still has a firm grip on power, but an unusual surge […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA broke out Monday, and ran up Tuesday, paused to refresh Wednesday, DAX looks like it want to mark higher but will wait for confirmation. PE DJIA at 25583.75, -0.18% broke above major resistances and is set to rise near to medium term, currently the […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA broke out on quiet trade, DAX settled back and looks to test lower in here. PE DJIA at 25502.18, +0.16%: DA has broke above Key resistance at 25500 on Monday. If this rise sustains above 25500, DIA could continue to move up to 25750 […]

Asian Markets Shrug Off Trade War Fears

Asian Markets Shrug Off Trade War Fears

Asian Markets Shrug Off Trade War Fears Asian markets rose on Monday after a healthy lead from Wall Street as positive US jobs data trumped fresh trade war threats, while the yuan extended a recovery after the Chinese central bank moved to support the unit. Hong Kong led gains as the week got off to […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing new PE DJIA at 25462.58, +0.54% has moved up to re-test 1st resistance at 25500 and if that holds, DIA could trade neutral or sideways below 25500 for sometime and/or see a dip. Only on a clear break above 25500 expect Bullishness in the benchmark DIA over the longer […]

Indonesian Outlook

Indonesian Outlook

Governor of Indonesian central bank Perry Warjiyo said on Friday that national economic growth may reach 5.15 percent in second quarter this year, lower than government’s initial estimation of 5.2 percent. Bank Indonesia’s (BI) estimated growth figure was higher than 5.06 percent and 5.01 percent in the first quarter this year and the second quarter […]

Singapore Economic Update

Singapore Economic Update

Singapore Economic Update Singapore Institute of Purchasing and Materials Management (SIPMM) said on Thursday that the country’s purchasing managers’ index (PMI), an early indicator of manufacturing activity, declined 0.2 points from 52.5 in May to 52.3 in July. It marks the 23rd month of consecutive expansion of Singapore’s manufacturing sector. Meanwhile, the PMI of Singapore’s […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Overall global stocks are mixed, except Shanghai which faded from resistance, the other indexes are trading below resistance marks and could soon fade too. Pay attention in here. PE DJIA at 25333.82, -0.32% closed lower but above support above 25250, there may come a bounce to  25500 or higher medium term. […]

US China Trade War Update

US China Trade War Update

The United States may jack up the tariff rate on the next $200 billion in Chinese imports it plans to target as it pressures Beijing to reform its trade practices, US officials said Wednesday. President Donald Trump asked the US Trade Representative to consider increasing the proposed tariffs to 25 percent from the planned 10 […]

China Economic Update

China Economic Update

A key meeting has signaled that China will put more focus on maintaining the stability of the economy in the second half of this year amid external uncertainties. China will keep its economy on a stable and healthy development track with proactive fiscal policies and prudent monetary policies in the second half, according to a […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Again the major indexes have risen near term, there are resistances medium term. Be cautious at these marks. PE DJIA at 25415.19, +0.43% has risen and needs to sustain  above 25250. Sideways movement or fall to 25250 could weaken the Bullish momentum. We wait to see. DAX at 12805.50, […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: The major indexes have risen near term, there are resistances medium term. Be cautious at these marks. PE DJIA at 25306.83, -0.579% faded from just above 25500, I had expected DIA to gain Bullish strength and rally to 26000+. Lets see if DIA moves back in the […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DIA broke out continues to look Bullish. PE DJIA at 25451.06, -0.30% saw a bit of a  dip, as part of the normal trading pattern within the uptrend that targets 26000+ medium term. DAX at 12860.40, +0.40% tested resistance at 12900 and looks to consolidate and move to 13000+ medium term, there is […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DIA broke out continues to look Bullish. PE DJIA at 25527.07, +0.44% is Bullish while it trades above 25250, near term target is the Psych mark at 26000. Note: There are strong resistances at 25800 (Key) and 26000 (Psych). DAX at 12809.23, +1.83% moved up following the rise in DIA, and could […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DIA broke out looks Bullish. PE DJIA at25414.10, +0.68% has broken out above 25250, signaling near term Bullishness. While the momentum is on, DIA should to 26000 or higher near term after a confirm test of the breakout. DAX at 12579.33, -0.87% in see/saw mode trading within 12800-12500 without […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Stocks look Bullish in here, but there are major resistances above current marks which may hold and bring down the prices in the medium term and may not. PE DJIA at 25241.94, +0.79% and DAX 12689.39, +1.12% both are up sharply. DIA is trying to break above  25250, […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Overall the world’s stockindices look Bullish except DIA and DAX which may dip this week before moving up. PE DJIA at 25044.29, -0.055% and DAX 12548.57, -0.10% dipped and continue to head to 24750 and 12400 respectively. The dip is slow and gradual indicating that the current fall could be short lived, […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing new. PE DJIA at 25058.12, -0.025% is hanging below 1st resistance 25250 while that holds, see a dip near term to 24750. DAX 12561.42, -0.98% saw a fall from 12800 instead of rising to 13000. Support marks 12400 could produce a bounce in here, driving DAX to 12800-13000. Nikkei at […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing new. PE DJIA at 25064.50, -0.53% dipped Thursday as the 1st resistance at 25250 is holding. This move can extend to 24750 before resuming the move North. DAX at 12686.29, -0.62% has 1st support 12650, while that holds, DAX could move to 13000 near to medium […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China fade, earnings the focus and a overall Bullish outlook.PE DJIA at 25199.29, +0.32% is moving to test 1st resistance at 25250. DIA looks Bullish in here with 4-sessions up. If DIA breaks above 25250, will likely continue to rally to 25600 medium term. DAX at 12765.94, […]

Pinduoduo Inc Eye $1.6 Billion

Pinduoduo Inc Eye $1.6 Billion

Asahi Marusan Management reported this morning that Chinese e-commerce operator Pinduoduo Inc which is backed by Tencent Holdings is planning to raise up to $1.6 billion during its US IPO to bolster its fight against rival Alibaba. Pinduoduo Inc located in Shanghai, is offering 85.5 million Depositary Shares in the US with a price between […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China fade, earnings the focus and a overall Bullish outlook.PE DJIA at 25119.89, +0.22% looks to test at 25250 and then to 25600 longer term. Overall near to medium term looks Bullish with  a dip from 25250 before resuming the uptrend. DAX at 12661.54, +0.80% […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China fade, earnings the focus. PE Note: Overall the indices look Bullish long term to me. DJIA 25064.36, +0.18% and DAX at 12561.02, +0.16% continue to trade higher. DIA is near resistance at 25250 on the daily’s whereas DAX is stable with 12500-12700 looks unable to move […]

EU and Japan Free Trade Deal

EU and Japan Free Trade Deal

The European Union’s top officials arrive in Japan Tuesday to sign the single market’s biggest trade deal ever and present a united front as Washington upends the international trade order. EU Council President Donald Tusk and Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker land in Japan after talks in Beijing, where they urged global trade cooperation and warned […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China fade, earnings the focus. PE Note: Overall the indices look Bullish long term to me. DJIA at 25019.41, +0.38%, and DAX at 12540.73, +0.38% have risen almost 0.40% and looks Bullish now with Northside targets of 25250 and 12800 respectively. Nikkei at 22597.35, +1.85% trades […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China fade, earnings the focus. PE Note: Some dips seen in the stock indices Thursday. Overall the indices look Bullish long term to me. DJIA at 24924.89, +0.91%, and DAX at 12492.97, +0.61% rose sharply Thursday Notes: DIA could test 25250 in here (looks Bullish), while DAX sees interim […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China fade, earnings the focus. PE Note: Some dips seen in the stock indices Thursday. Overall the indices look Bullish long term to me. DJIA 24700.45, -0.88% came off from the Psych mark at 25000, while 25000 holds, DIA could test 24500 before another run […]

China Officially says, “Keep calm, do not inflame trade row with US”

China Officially says, “Keep calm, do not inflame trade row with US”

China Officially says, “Keep calm, do not inflame trade row with US” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX China is not ‘happy’ about Washington’s hard line on trade, but has controlled coverage of the dust-up in its media, limiting open commentary and banning attacks on US President Donald Trump. Beijing has issued unusually strict rules limiting […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China fade, earnings the focus. PE Note: Almost all the indexes I screened are now Bullish near to medium term. See the Bull running in global stocks now, how far, how fast, tune in. DJIA at 24919.66, +0.58% moved up and could test at 25250. Or […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China fade, earnings the focus. PE Note: Almost all these indexes screened are now Bullish near to medium term. See the Bull running in global stocks now, how far, how fast, tune in. DJIA at 24776.59, +1.31% moved up sharply and seeing 25250 the 1st resistance. […]

Boom Time in Singapore: Temasek Report Monster Portfolio

Boom Time in Singapore: Temasek Report Monster Portfolio

Boom Time in Singapore: Temasek Report Monster Portfolio Singapore state investor Temasek Holdings is likely to book a record S$300bn ($221bn) for the value of its portfolio, powered by gains in DBS Group and Chinese banks, while it steps up investment in tech startups. Temasek is a global investment company headquartered in Singapore. They are […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China continue, China will likely fade, but Asia/Pac could be trading weak near term. PE DJIA at 24456.48, +0.41% moved up, and while psych support 24000 holds see sideways trade within 24000-24750 before the DIA moves higher. Near term looks Bullish to me. DAX at 12496.17, +0.26% moved […]

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