US Consumer Confidence Spikes to Highest Mark in Decade

US Consumer Confidence Spikes to Highest Mark in Decade






US Consumer Confidence Spikes to Highest Mark in Decade $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer confidence rebounded this month to the highest mark in more than 9 years. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index registered 107.1 in November, up from 100.8 last month and highest since July 2007. Americans’ assessment of […]






Confidence Has Returned To Investors in Wake of Trump’s Election

Confidence Has Returned To Investors in Wake of Trump’s Election






Confidence Has Returned To Investors in Wake of Trump’s Election $SPY, $DIA, $UBS Just 2  weeks before the US Presidential election, 50% of wealthy investors were fearful of turmoil in the stock markets. Many either pulled some of their money out or moved it into more conservative investments, according to a survey by UBS Wealth […]






Gloom on Wall Street, Lower Crude Oil Prices Hit Stocks Globally

Gloom on Wall Street, Lower Crude Oil Prices Hit Stocks Globally






Gloom on Wall Street, Lower Crude Oil Prices Hit Stocks Globally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Global stock markets fell Wednesday after some disappointing earnings reports and as a drop in Crude Oil prices dragged down shares in energy companies. The FTSE 100 of Britain dropped 1% to 6,949 while Germany’s DAX fell 1% as well, […]






The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street






The Week Ahead on Wall Street $V, $AAPL, $CAT, $BA, $KO, $XOM This week Q-3 earnings season hits full stride, with 178 members of the S&P 500 reporting to Wall Street. Included in this group are 12 DJIA componenets: Monday: Visa (NYSE:V) Tuesday: 3M Co. (NYSE:MMM), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), DuPont De Nemours (NYSE:DD), Merck […]






  Australia’s Economy Showing Resilience to Commodity Slump, Risk Lingers

  Australia’s Economy Showing Resilience to Commodity Slump, Risk Lingers






Australia’s Economy Showing Resilience to Commodity Slump, Risk Lingers $MCO Australia’s economy is continuing to display resilience to commodity price declines, however external financing risks do linger, global ratings agency Moody’s Investor Services said Wednesday. Australia’s growth should continue to outpace its commodity exporting triple-A (stable) rated peers New Zealand, Canada and Norway over the […]






Muni Bond Yields & Barron’s Confidence Index

Muni Bond Yields & Barron’s Confidence Index






Muni Bond Yields & Barron’s Confidence Index $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Finally, after two months the stock market saw a little excitement last Friday; the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) almost broke below 18,000 at the close. Two “policy makers” said FOMC “policy” isn’t market driven; that they may actually increase their Fed Funds Rate: twice […]






US Manufacturing Pressured By Strong USD Fell in June

US Manufacturing Pressured By Strong USD Fell in June






US Manufacturing Pressured By Strong USD Fell in June $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX New orders for US factory goods fell for a 2nd month running in June on weak demand for transportation equipment and capital goods The US Commerce Department said  Thursday that new orders for manufactured goods declined 1.5% after a Southwardly revised 1.2% […]






Dubai Business Conditions Improved in June

Dubai Business Conditions Improved in June






Dubai Business Conditions Improved in June The Emirate saw the fastest rise in new work since March 2015, according to the Emirates NBD index  Dubai’s private sector posted stronger growth in June, mainly due to improving business conditions in the travel and tourism and wholesale and retail sectors, according to the monthly Emirates NBD index. […]






Obama Admin, Fed Laud Economic Growth, Consumers Disagree

Obama Admin, Fed Laud Economic Growth, Consumers Disagree






Obama Admin, Fed Laud Economic Growth, Consumers Disagree $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Consumer Confidence unexpectedly fell in May for a 2nd month as American consumers are less than enthusiastic about the current state of the economy, a report from the New York-based Conference Board showed Tuesday. The Conference Board’s Sentiment Index fell to 92.6 i […]






Abenomics Not Likely to Lift Japan Out of Sluggish Growth

Abenomics Not Likely to Lift Japan Out of Sluggish Growth






Abenomics Not Likely to Lift Japan Out of Sluggish Growth Statistics released Wednesday showed Japan recorded better-than-expected economic growth numbers in Q-1 of the year. However, economists said the real picture may not be as rosy as it looks to be based on preliminary statistics. The reform plans championed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, known […]






China’s Economy Seeing Stable Growth in 2016

China’s Economy Seeing Stable Growth in 2016






China’s Economy Seeing Stable Growth in 2016 Recent figures have shown that the Chinese economy has generally seen stable growth with deepening supply-side structural reforms, an official from the National Bureau of Statistics said Monday. Meanwhile, measures have been taken to expand total demand in the 1st 4 months of this year, contributing to economic […]






Monday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Monday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)






Monday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $DJI Wall Street ended mixed last Friday and not far from the opening marks. The DJIA added 21 pts to finish at 18,003.75, the S&P 500 closed flat to unchanged at 2,091.58 and the NAS Comp lost 39 pts to end the day at 4,906.23. The DJIA held […]