Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade war battering smaller Chinese manufacturers, new data shows

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade war battering smaller Chinese manufacturers, new data shows

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Trade war battering smaller Chinese manufacturers, new data shows Mainland China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite Index moved into bear market territory in late June. On Monday it closed down 1.21 per cent, or 32.81 points, at 2,669.49, while the CSI 300 index of larger companies lost 1.45 per cent, or […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trump threatens tariffs on additional $267 bn of imports

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trump threatens tariffs on additional $267 bn of imports

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) Trump threatens tariffs on additional $267 bn of imports Stocks in China fell on Monday morning as the threat of US tariffs on nearly all of China’s exports to the United States continued to hover over markets, and as a tweet from US President Donald Trump shook suppliers of tech […]

Argentina Under Pressure

Argentina Under Pressure

Argentina Under Pressure Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s government will continue discussions with the International Monetary Fund this week as efforts to stave off an economic crisis multiply. It will be a crucial week for Macri and his government after a turbulent few months in which the currency has been badly hit by a crisis of […]

Trade War Hits Europe

Trade War Hits Europe

Top officials from the US and EU meet in Brussels on Monday in an effort to iron out differences on trade talks announced to great fanfare this summer. US President Donald Trump and European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker in July pledged to hold off from further tit-for-tat tariffs and to work towards a limited trade […]

How Close was Saudi Arabia to Buying Tesla?

How Close was Saudi Arabia to Buying Tesla?

How Close was Saudi Arabia to Buying Tesla? $TSLA With privatization plans now off the table, we investigate how close Saudi’s electric dream was to becoming a reality In what became one of the most intriguing and beguiling business stories of recent years, Saudi Arabia emerged as a leading player in the complex and now defunct […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports $AAPL, $CAT, $COST, $CYCC, $GWPH, $MRVL, $MFIN, $NXPI, $PANW Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of the Street’s Key analysts outlook for main issues for Monday, […]

CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) CEO Leslie Moonves exits CBS without severance package

CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) CEO Leslie Moonves exits CBS without severance package

CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) CEO Leslie Moonves exits CBS without severance package Bowing to pressure brought on by a sexual harassment scandal, CBS Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Leslie Moonves resigned Sunday, marking a stunning fall from grace for one of Hollywood’s most respected entertainment executives. CBS Corporation announced on Sunday that chairman and CEO Leslie […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Is Elon Musk Looking for an Exit?

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Is Elon Musk Looking for an Exit?

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Is Elon Musk Looking for an Exit? No one can question Elon Musk’s genius, but many people are wondering whether he should keep his CEO status at Tesla. By smoking a joint during his interview with Joe Rogan, Musk committed his latest offense against so-called “CEO standards.” As the leader of a […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Longest Daily Losing Streak since April 24th

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Longest Daily Losing Streak since April 24th

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Longest Daily Losing Streak since April 24th The US Dollar appreciated versus its FX majors, boosted by a strong jobs report where wage growth accelerated to its fastest since May 2009. US government bond yields rose, signaling firming Fed rate hike expectations. A similarly impressive employment report back in January arguably led […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock has doubled in value over the past year

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock has doubled in value over the past year

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock has doubled in value over the past year The e-commerce leader has been on fire lately. Revenue surged 39% in the second quarter to $53 billion: an amazing feat when you consider its size. For comparison, tech giant Apple, which reached a trillion-dollar valuation last month, saw sales rise 17% to […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) CEO Daniel Zhang to succeed Ma as chairman next year

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) CEO Daniel Zhang to succeed Ma as chairman next year

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) CEO Daniel Zhang to succeed Ma as chairman next year Chinese e-commerce tycoon Jack Ma said he would step down as executive chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. in a year, handing over the reins to CEO Daniel Zhang. Ma made the announcement on his 54th birthday, saying he has […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) President Donald Trump said he’s ready to impose tariffs on essentially every good that’s imported from China

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) President Donald Trump said he’s ready to impose tariffs on essentially every good that’s imported from China

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) President Donald Trump said he’s ready to impose tariffs on essentially every good that’s imported from China WALL STREET: U.S. stock indexes fell on Friday after President Donald Trump said he’s ready to impose tariffs on essentially every good that’s imported from China. The S&P 500 index fell 0.2 percent […]

NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) online sales spike amid controversial Kaepernick ad

NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) online sales spike amid controversial Kaepernick ad

NIKE, Inc. (NYSE:NKE) online sales spike amid controversial Kaepernick ad It’s been a week since Nike announced the face of the thirtieth anniversary of its “Just Do It” campaign would be Colin Kaepernick. Surprising no one, the backlash arrived swiftly, with disgruntled white men setting their shoes on fire and defiantly chopping off the tops […]

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) Wells Fargo can’t wake up from the nightmare

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) Wells Fargo can’t wake up from the nightmare

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) Wells Fargo can’t wake up from the nightmare Wells Fargo can’t wake up from the nightmare that began exactly two years ago. What sounded at first like a run-of-the-mill bank settlement — a $185 million payment to atone for “sales practices” — has morphed into a cascade of scandals that […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Lots more US economic data this week. Consumer credit, Small business sentiment, PPI, CPI, Fed Beige Book, retail sales, Production plus. The CPI is watched because of the FOMC and its rate hiking. Retail sales are watched as a barometer of the consumer, though inflation as we know […]

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 […]

Crude Oil Rises as US Drilling Slows, Trump’s Sanctions Against Iran Loom

Crude Oil Rises as US Drilling Slows, Trump’s Sanctions Against Iran Loom

Crude Oil Rises as US Drilling Slows, Trump’s Sanctions Against Iran Loom $USO, $OIL Crude Oil prices rose Monday as US drilling for new production stalled and as the market eyed tighter conditions once Washington’s sanctions against Iran’s Crude Oil exports kick in from November forward. US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) Crude Oil futures were […]

Traders Buying Corn, Selling Soybean and Wheat

Traders Buying Corn, Selling Soybean and Wheat

Traders Buying Corn, Selling Soybean and Wheat $CORN, $SOY, $WEAT Speculators were pegged last week by trade sources as net buyers of Chicago-traded Corn, Soybeans and Wheat, but their Corn views did not budge, and they were net sellers of Soybean and Wheat. Despite a drop in exportable Wheat supply worldwide, US exporters have yet […]

Box Office: ‘The Nun’ Opens to $53.5-M in US, Taking $131-M Globally

Box Office: ‘The Nun’ Opens to $53.5-M in US, Taking $131-M Globally

Box Office: ‘The Nun’ Opens to $53.5-M in US, Taking $131-M Globally $TWX, $VIA ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ edged out Jennifer Garner’s new action pic ‘Peppermint’ for the #2 spot; ‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’ passed the $700-M globally to become the Top-grossing title in the franchise. Continuing Warner Bros.’ , a unit of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) cautious trade as tariff comment deadline expires

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) cautious trade as tariff comment deadline expires

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) cautious trade as tariff comment deadline expires Stocks in China ended higher on Friday, but the Shanghai Composite index and blue-chip shares closed lower for the week, as a deadline for public comments on fresh US trade tariffs expired. At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 10.71 points […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) jitters over a potentially severe escalation in the U.S.-China trade war

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) jitters over a potentially severe escalation in the U.S.-China trade war

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) jitters over a potentially severe escalation in the U.S.-China trade war Asian shares fell for the sixth straight session on Thursday as oil skidded and safe-haven gold gained, with investor confidence shaken by turmoil in emerging markets and jitters over a potentially severe escalation in the U.S.-China trade war. […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) renewed and heightened threats by Donald Trump against Chinese goods

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) renewed and heightened threats by Donald Trump against Chinese goods

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) renewed and heightened threats by Donald Trump against Chinese goods Australian shares are poised to fall at the open, reflecting renewed and heightened threats by Donald Trump against Chinese goods. ASX futures were 23 points lower. The S&P/ASX 200 index shed 175.7 points, or 2.8 per cent, last week, its worst […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) announced some changes to the index

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) announced some changes to the index

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) announced some changes to the index the co-creators of Singapore’s stock market benchmark, the Straits Times Index (SGX: ^STI), announced some changes to the index as part of its September quarterly review. The announcement also revealed the new STI reserve list. Companies on this list will replace any STI component that […]

Strong US Sales to Ease Profit Concern into 2019

Strong US Sales to Ease Profit Concern into 2019

Strong US Sales to Ease Profit Concern into 2019 $SPY A healthy outlook for US revenue growth will assuage stock investors concerned about the effect on corporate profits from tax cuts wearing off next year. S&P 500 (NYSEArca:SPY) revenue growth, which hit 9.5% in Q-2, its fastest pace since Y 2011, is estimated at 8.2% […]

The Next Financial Crisis

The Next Financial Crisis

The Next Financial Crisis The world is less well equipped to manage a major financial crisis today than it was a decade ago, according to Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a former chief of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In an interview with AFP, the now-disgraced Strauss-Kahn — who ran the fund at the height of the 2008 […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Board is Derelict, Has No Interest in Controlling Musk

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Board is Derelict, Has No Interest in Controlling Musk

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Board is Derelict, Has No Interest in Controlling Musk $TSLA Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) over the last month and more, investors, analysts, and journalists have been focused on its CEO Elon Musk. The Big Qs: Is Elon Musk NutZ? How much legal trouble is he in after his “‘420’ buy-out funding secured” Tweet? Why are […]

President Trump to Apple, “Start building new plants now. Exciting!

President Trump to Apple, “Start building new plants now. Exciting!

President Trump to Apple, “Start building new plants now. Exciting! $AAPL Yes, some Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) products may become more expensive if The Trump Administration imposes “massive” additional tariffs on Chinese-made goods, but President Trump says the tech company can fix the problem by moving production to the US. “Start building new plants now. Exciting!” President […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 488 Pista Spider is Here!

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 488 Pista Spider is Here!

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 488 Pista Spider is Here! $RACE The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider is hot. Ferrari’s newest rack-honed 711hp Pista (pista mean track in Italian) Spider is a hot Supercar. Mounted behind the driver and passenger seat is a 3.9-liter twin-turbocharged V8 making 710hp and 568 pound-feet of torque. A set wide rear tires converts this phenomenal Supercar […]

Canadian Marijuana ETF in Shares Up 124% Since April

Canadian Marijuana ETF in Shares Up 124% Since April

Canadian Marijuana ETF in Shares Up 124% Since April $HMMJ, $MJ, $CGC, $STZ, $SMG The 1st marijuana ETF (exchange-traded fund) has reached a milestone that has as much to do with surging marijuana stocks as it does with investor inflows. The Horizons Marijuana Life Sciences Index ETF’s (HMMJ) total assets have grown to more than […]

Giant Diamonds: Mining’s Top Success Story for This Year

Giant Diamonds: Mining’s Top Success Story for This Year

Giant Diamonds: Mining’s Top Success Story for This Year $GMDMF, $BHP This Summer’s crash in commodity prices is turning it into a year to forget for miners. Unless, that is you dig the world’s biggest diamonds. Gem Diamonds Ltd. (OTCMKT:GMDMF) has been the standout performer in the FTSE All-Share Mining Index, gaining almost 70% this […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Shareholders Approve Louis Camilleri as Its New CEO.

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Shareholders Approve Louis Camilleri as Its New CEO.

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Shareholders Approve Louis Camilleri as Its New CEO $RACE Ferrari to build a future as good as its past with new CEO In July the iconic Italian Supercar maker Ferrari announced it had appointed board member Louis Camilleri as its new CEO, replacing Sergio Marchionne was seriously ill, and died a few days later. An emergency […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk Filmed Smoking Marijuana, Stock Dives

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk Filmed Smoking Marijuana, Stock Dives

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk Filmed Smoking Marijuana, Stock Dives $TSLA Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEo Elon Musk was filmed smoking marijuana, drinking whiskey and wielding a sword just hours before the automaker said its accounting chief would leave after a 1-month stint, the latest in a string of unusual behavior and executive departures that is […]

Annual Wages Rise Most Since 2009 as US Adds 201,000 Jobs

Annual Wages Rise Most Since 2009 as US Adds 201,000 Jobs

Annual Wages Rise Most Since 2009 as US Adds 201,000 Jobs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US job growth accelerated in August and wages notched their largest annual increase in more than 9 years, the clearest signs that the economy was so far weathering The Trump Administration’s escalating trade dispute with China. The Labor Department’s closely […]

Elon Musk Trying to Destroy Tesla

Elon Musk Trying to Destroy Tesla

Elon Musk Trying to Destroy Tesla The Fake Buy-Out Tweet The Stupid Tube for a Cave Rescue in Thailand On going Public Despite with a Thai Rescuer Publicly Smoking Marijuana A lawsuit filed Thursday accused Musk of trying to burn short-sellers (those betting that Tesla’s share price would decrease) in the market. “This appears to […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) stocks mixed at close of trade

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) stocks mixed at close of trade

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) stocks mixed at close of trade U.S. stocks were mixed after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Telecoms, Utilities and Industrials sectors led shares higher while losses in the Oil & Gas, Technology and Consumer Services sectors led shares lower. At the close in NYSE, the Dow Jones […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) closes at 7,922.73 down -72.44 points

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) closes at 7,922.73 down -72.44 points

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) closes at 7,922.73 down -72.44 points Thursday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 7,922.73. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 2.3 billion. Declining stocks led advancers by 1.87 to 1 ratio. There were 1070 advancers and 1996 decliners for the day. On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange 48 […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) dominated the market in electric-vehicle sales

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) dominated the market in electric-vehicle sales

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) dominated the market in electric-vehicle sales  Tesla stock rose Thursday following a report that it dominated the market in electric-vehicle sales in August, news that Chief Executive Elon Musk circulated in a tweet. Tesla (TSLA) shipped 17,800 Model 3 sedans in August. Far behind, in second place, was the Toyota Prius Prime […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) dropped 2.2% in morning trade Thursday

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) dropped 2.2% in morning trade Thursday

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) dropped 2.2% in morning trade Thursday Shares of Apple Inc. AAPL, -1.66% dropped 2.2% in morning trade Thursday to pace the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s DJIA, +0.08% decliners, as they extended their pullback from a record high amid broad weakness in the technology sector. The stock’s price decline shaved about 33 points […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) attractive at current prices

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) attractive at current prices

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) attractive at current prices Tech — that high-growth sector that’s become a punching bag — is trying to rally today, after the Nasdaq nose-dived as Silicon Valley’s stars were put through the wringer on Capitol Hill. One influential trader has bought Twitter’s dip. “I’m long $TWTR here,” says New Trader U’s Steve […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) sets up Jack Ma Foundation for philanthropy

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) sets up Jack Ma Foundation for philanthropy

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) sets up Jack Ma Foundation for philanthropy Alphabet Inc’s Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is no longer a teen as the company turned 20 years old on September 4, a report by the Verge said. It said no technology company is arguably more responsible for shaping the modern internet and modern life than […]

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 […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports $FDC, $BEN, $INSG, $PH, $SRPT, $SWN, $SYBX, $TCF, $TLRY, $VOD Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of the Street’s Key analysts outlook for main issues for […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary: Overall, the Northside appears limited for Crude Oil prices near term. PE Note: Crude Oil prices rose a bit after release of the US inventory data that states a fall to 15 February low of 401.49-M bbls. Crude Oil and Metals NYMEX WTI Crude Oil at 67.87 could be […]

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel Wants More Team Cooperation

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel Wants More Team Cooperation

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel Wants More Team Cooperation $RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel opened up on his less than super Italian Grand Prix outcome after the pre-race favorite suffered a crash on the opening lap and had to settle for 4th place. The Mr. Vettel started in 2nd place after he was beaten to […]

Elon Musk, Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Tried to ‘Burn’ Short-Sellers

Elon Musk, Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Tried to ‘Burn’ Short-Sellers

Elon Musk, Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Tried to ‘Burn’ Short-Sellers $TSLA Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) and CECO Elon Musk has been sued by noted short-seller Andrew Left, who alleges Mr. Musk fraudulently engineered his since-abandoned plan to take Tesla private to “burn” stock investors who bet the EV company’s shares would plunge. Mr. Left, who runs Citron […]

The Trump Effect: Low Unemployment Makes Economy ‘as Good as it Gets’

The Trump Effect: Low Unemployment Makes Economy ‘as Good as it Gets’

The Trump Effect: Low Unemployment Makes Economy ‘as Good as it Gets’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Current economic conditions are “as good as it gets” for the Fed, a Key policymaker said Thursday. Looking ahead, investors will receive the Employment Situation report for August Friday, the consensus expecting an increase of 187,000 in NFPs, an […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Index sank 269.03 points to 26,974.82

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Index sank 269.03 points to 26,974.82

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Index sank 269.03 points to 26,974.82 In Hong Kong trading, the Hang Seng Index sank 269.03 points to 26,974.82. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index, or the H-share gauge, dropped 0.6 per cent. Tencent Holdings, the biggest weighting on the benchmark, slid 3.1 per cent to HK$314.60, the lowest […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hits a two month low

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hits a two month low

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) hits a two month low Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO)(ASX: XJO) and ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) indices finished lower on Thursday. Here’s a short recap of the Australian market: S&P/ASX 200 (Index: ^AXJO) (ASX: XJO) lower 1.12% to 6,160.40 ALL ORDINARIES (Index: ^AXAO) (ASX: XAO) lower 1.13% to 6,267.80 […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors awaited the White House’s decision

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors awaited the White House’s decision

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors awaited the White House’s decision China and Hong Kong stocks both retreated on Thursday, as investors awaited the White House’s decision on whether to slap an additional US$200 billion of tariffs on imports from the Asian nation. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.5 per cent at the close and […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Emerging market concerns could weigh on local sentiment

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Emerging market concerns could weigh on local sentiment

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Emerging market concerns could weigh on local sentiment The Straits Times Index (STI) ended 1.7% lower at 3156.28. The FTSE ST Mid Cap Index slipped 0.74%, whilst the FTSE ST Small Cap Index fell 1.11%. OCBC Investment Research noted that US stocks closed mostly lower Wednesday with the technology sector logging its worst […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is in the trillion dollar club

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is in the trillion dollar club

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is in the trillion dollar club Welcome to the club. E-commerce and cloud behemoth Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) briefly joined Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) in the trillion dollar club on Tuesday. By crossing over a $2,050 price tag, Amazon stock finally pushed into trillion-dollar territory. It didn’t last long. Amazon stock quickly retreated off those levels. […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) stock plunged 6 per cent during Dorsey’s testimony

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) stock plunged 6 per cent during Dorsey’s testimony

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) stock plunged 6 per cent during Dorsey’s testimony Facebook chief Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter boss Jack Dorsey become the latest tech executives to get a grilling from Congress over foreign manipulation Tuesday, where angry Republicans also probe them on President Donald Trump’s charges of bias. The pair appeared before the Senate Intelligence […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) outperforming the Nasdaq

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) outperforming the Nasdaq

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) outperforming the Nasdaq The Dow Jones Industrial Average was outperforming the technology-laden Nasdaq in midday Wednesday trade, with the intraday performance differential between the equity benchmarks set to for the widest since late July, according to Dow Jones Market Data. The Dow DJIA, +0.09% was up less than 0.1% at […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) index closes at 7,995.17 down -96.08 points

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) index closes at 7,995.17 down -96.08 points

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) index closes at 7,995.17 down -96.08 points Wednesday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 7,995.17. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 2.59 billion. Declining stocks led advancers by 1.63 to 1 ratio. There were 1149 advancers and 1872 decliners for the day. On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Under Pressure

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Under Pressure

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Under Pressure Musk resumed his defamation of a British cave diver who helped rescue the Thai soccer team. Musk had accused Vernon Unsworth of pedophilia after Unsworth rejected a Tesla-made submarine to aid in the rescue efforts. In recent “off the record” emails to BuzzFeed, Musk “made new and specific claims, […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) executives declined invites to testify at a hearing on foreign meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) executives declined invites to testify at a  hearing on foreign meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) executives declined invites to testify at a hearing on foreign meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election Sometimes an empty chair can speak volumes. The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence intentionally set up an unoccupied seat to shame Google parent company Alphabet at Wednesday’s hearing on foreign meddling in the 2016 U.S. […]

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 Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports $AMZN, $ANTM, $AAPL, $BIO, $BP, $CSX, $DRI, $HUM, $MDLZ Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of the Street’s Key analysts outlook for main issues for Thursday, […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary: Concerns about Tropical Storm Gordon’s minor impact along Gulf of Mexico and Central Gulf coast could have aided a fall in Crude prices Wednesday. Also, there are talks of a possible period deadline ending today for the US tariffs on another $200-B of […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New Portofino, Have a Look

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New Portofino, Have a Look

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New Portofino, Have a Look $RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) new Portofino is the replacement and upgrade for the iconic Italian brand’s bestselling car ever, the California T, which debuted 10 years ago. Faster, smaller and lighter than the California T, the Portofino, named after the beautiful romantic seaside village on the Italian Riviera, has […]

Marijuana Stocks Extend Gains

Marijuana Stocks Extend Gains

Marijuana Stocks Extend Gains $STZ Wednesday, Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) comments are driving marijuana stocks higher. Marijuana stocks from Canopy Growth Corp. to Tilray Inc. widened their gains in afternoon trading Wednesday after Constellation Brands Chief Operating Officer Bill Newlands said the cannabis industry on its way to becoming a worldwide business. “We think this is […]

Fed’s Bullard Makes Case Again for Halting Interest Rate Hikes

Fed’s Bullard Makes Case Again for Halting Interest Rate Hikes

Fed’s Bullard Makes Case Again for Halting Interest Rate Hikes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US Federal Reserve should hold off on further interest rate rises because the stance of monetary policy is already at neutral or possibly restrictive, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said Wednesday. Mr. Bullard has repeatedly raised […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks lower at close of trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks lower at close of trade

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks lower at close of trade China stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Real Estate Investments & Services, Life Insurance and Financials sectors led shares lower. At the close in Shanghai, the Shanghai Composite fell 1.68%, while the SZSE Component index fell 1.78%. The […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) biggest fall in nearly 6 months

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) biggest fall in nearly 6 months

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) biggest fall in nearly 6 months The sharemarket fell to a one-month low on Wednesday as the looming threat of further US tariffs against China weighed on investors. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell for a fifth consecutive session, down 62.7 points, or 1 per cent, to 6230.4 as the major banks and […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Slide as Tariff Threat Builds

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Slide as Tariff Threat Builds

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Slide as Tariff Threat Builds China’s Shanghai Composite index fell as much as 1.68 percent to 2,704.34 while Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index plunged 2.61 percent to end at 27,243.85. Activity in China’s services sector continued to expand in August, albeit at a slower rate, the latest survey from […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Extending Losses

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Extending Losses

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) Extending Losses Singapore stocks opened 0.2 per cent lower on Wednesday (Sept 5), with the Straits Times Index inching down by 7.73 points to 3,202.78 as at 9.05am. The field was roughly evenly matched, with 52 gainers to 57 losers, as 51.5 million shares worth $49.8 million in total changed hands. […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Hits 3-Month Low on Mercedes News

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Hits 3-Month Low on Mercedes News

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Hits 3-Month Low on Mercedes News It is not easy being a Tesla Inc. investor these days. Between a volatile chief executive, relentless attacks from short sellers and a fast evolving competitive landscape, the pressure on the electric-car maker’s shares has been rising. That was compounded further on Tuesday by couple of […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) suffered a third straight loss today

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) suffered a third straight loss today

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) suffered a third straight loss today The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) suffered a third straight loss today, as trade concerns weighed again. Specifically, U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter to blast Canada ahead of tomorrow’s trade talks, calling the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) “one of the […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) index closes at 8,091.25 down -18.29 points

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) index closes at 8,091.25 down -18.29 points

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) index closes at 8,091.25 down -18.29 points Tuesday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 8,091.25. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 2.18 billion. Declining stocks led advancers by 1.42 to 1 ratio. There were 1263 advancers and 1793 decliners for the day. On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock gains after Canaccord boosts target to $250

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock gains after Canaccord boosts target to $250

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock gains after Canaccord boosts target to $250 Shares of Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.32% are up 0.2% in premarket trading Tuesday after Canaccord Genuity analyst Michael Walkley upped his price target to $250 from $220. He wrote that his survey work indicates “resilient iPhone sales” even though the most recent iPhone models […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Becomes Second-Ever To Hit $1 Trillion Market Cap

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Becomes Second-Ever To Hit $1 Trillion Market Cap

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) Becomes Second-Ever To Hit $1 Trillion Market Cap Amazon.com (AMZN) on Tuesday became the second company to touch the lofty market capitalization of $1 trillion, little more than a month after Apple did became the first to reach the watermark. Amazon stock later retreated but remained close to the $1 trillion level. […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) set to defend polices

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) set to defend polices

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) set to defend polices Facebook and Twitter executives plan to defend their companies in two congressional hearings Wednesday, arguing they are aggressively trying to root out foreign actors who want to do the United States harm just weeks before the midterm elections. Twitter’s CEO will also face angry Republicans who claim the […]

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) impressive track record of rewarding investors

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) impressive track record of rewarding investors

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) impressive track record of rewarding investors Walmart (NYSE:WMT) can provide steadily growing income for a nest egg. The world’s largest retailer has an impressive track record of rewarding investors. The company has hiked its payout every year since it began paying dividends in March 1974, placing it in the elite club of […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Shares Downgraded

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Shares Downgraded

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Shares Downgraded Shares of Facebook FB dipped over 3% Tuesday after MoffettNathanson analysts downgraded FB stock, citing the possibility of increased regulation and lower profits. The move comes as part of a month-long decline in the wake of its infamous Q2 earnings release. So, is it time to sell Facebook stock? Downgrade […]

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 […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports $AAPL, $T, $CSCO, $DLTR, $ES, $FB, $MESA, $ROKU Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of the Street’s Key analysts outlook for main issues for Wednesday, as […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary: Again, Crude Oil prices have risen the notion that the Iran sanctions could limit supply globally without possibly hurting the demand from China. But the prices face rejection from resistance at these marks as we saw on Tuesday.  PE Crude Oil and Metals NYMEX WTI Crude Oil at 69.48, now seeing […]

Mercedes Unveils EV SUV, Goldman Sachs says ‘sell’ Tesla

Mercedes Unveils EV SUV, Goldman Sachs says ‘sell’ Tesla

Mercedes Unveils EV SUV, Goldman Sachs says ‘sell’ Tesla $TSLA, $DDAIF, $GS Heavy pressure is bearing down on Elon Musk and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). CEO Musk is shouldering a production Hell, cash crunch, the ‘420’ Twitter-induced drama, and now competition from 1 of the most powerful manufactures in the automotive sector is bring to market its […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), the Rumor is 3 Special Editions Are Arriving Soon

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), the Rumor is 3 Special Editions Are Arriving Soon

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), the Rumor is 3 Special Editions Are Arriving Soon $RACE Rumors are circulating now that the Ferrari 812 Superfast is getting 3 Special Edition as soon as this month, including 1 that reportedly going to make its debut sometime during next week. Details are still scant, but multiple words from Ferrari owners’ forum Ferrari Chat have confirmed […]

President Trump’s Tariffs Policy is Working

President Trump’s Tariffs Policy is Working

President Trump’s Tariffs Policy is Working $F, $GM President Donald Trump’s trade and tariff strategy, risky as it may seem is working. He is a master negotiator is hammering out agreements, 1st with the Europeans, next Mexico, both are better deals for American firms and workers. His threat of tariffs is leading to lower tariffs. […]

Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-3 GDP Prediction to 4.7%

Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-3 GDP Prediction to 4.7%

Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-3 GDP Prediction to 4.7% $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The next GDPNow update is Wednesday, 5 September. The US economy is growing at a 4.7% annualized rate in Q-3, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed on Tuesday, following the latest data on construction spending and factory activity. This is now […]

Big-Name Investors Dabble in Marijuana Stocks

Big-Name Investors Dabble in Marijuana Stocks

Big-Name Investors Dabble in Marijuana Stocks $MJ, $DEO, $STZ Shares of marijuana companies are beginning to attract a few big-name investors. Billionaire Leon Cooperman, 75 anni, chimed in on a recent earnings call for Green Thumb Industries, a Chicago-based grower and seller of medicinal cannabis that recently went public in Canada. The iconic hedge fund […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Market Gains are Limited

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Market Gains are Limited

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Market Gains are Limited Hong Kong share market closed higher on Tuesday, 04 September 2018, as investors chased for beaten down stocks on tracking gains in Mainland A-share market today. However, market gains were limited on caution of intensifying U. S.-led trade war after U. S. President Donald Trump […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) appears to reaffirm downtrend

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) appears to reaffirm downtrend

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) appears to reaffirm downtrend It may well be that EUR/USD’s downtrend from the April highs has reasserted itself. The pair faltered last week at $1.17, so further declines below $1.15 will support the bearish thesis. This would open the way to support at $1.13. A close above $1.16 would signal that the buyers […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expect some short-term choppiness due to the trade war

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expect some short-term choppiness due to the trade war

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) expect some short-term choppiness due to the trade war Malaysia and Singapore shares held largely steady Tuesday after a range-bound session with investors monitoring news on currency and trade in absence of fresh cues from U.S. markets. The FBM KLCI ended down 0.1% at 1812.76 as Dialog Group turned 1.2% lower, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Pointing Lower at Open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Pointing Lower at Open

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Pointing Lower at Open Australian shares are poised to open lower, as copper and aluminium fell and Wall Street traded down. The Australian dollar lost 0.4 per cent, resuming its year-long slide. Local investors await the release later today of the second quarter GDP statistics. Wall Street slipped in its first […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) index halts 5-day losing streak

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) index halts 5-day losing streak

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) index halts 5-day losing streak Chinese shares closed higher Tuesday with the benchmark Shanghai index ending a five-day losing streak. The Shanghai Composite Index gained 1.1 percent higher to close at 2,750.58 points, while the Shenzhen Component Index closed 1.17 percent higher at 8,554.44 points. Trading resumed strength on the […]

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) running out of space to store unfinished 737s

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) running out of space to store unfinished 737s

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) running out of space to store unfinished 737s Boeing Co. BA -1.18% is facing a problem as it races to meet demand for single-aisle, fuel-efficient jets: where to store unfinished 737s piling up at a factory near Seattle. One answer in late July was the taxiway of the small airport in […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) is likely to post a 75 point opening bell gain

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) is likely to post a 75 point opening bell gain

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) is likely to post a 75 point opening bell gain Global stocks rebounded modestly Tuesday, lifting U.S. equity futures into positive territory, even as investors continue to worry about developments in the various trade disputes between Washington and its major economic partners as President Donald Trump attempts to reach an […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Highly Popular Among Traders

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Highly Popular Among Traders

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Highly Popular Among Traders Elon Musk, founder of Tesla, Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) has done several things which could push down the electric car company’s stock. It is down, however, less than 2% this year. Tesla’s promise must outweigh Musk’s behavior. What else would account for the stock’s activity? Musk has tweeted that […]