The Trump Effect: NAS Comp Finished Above 6,000 for 1st Time

The Trump Effect: NAS Comp Finished Above 6,000 for 1st Time






The Trump Effect: NAS Comp Finished Above 6,000 for 1st Time $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX Tuesday, the Nasdaq Composite index hit a record high, the DJIA and S&P 500 tapped recent highs, as strong earnings underscored the health of corporate America. The NAS Comp closed above 6,000 for the 1st time, more than 17 yrs […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Results of the 1st round of French elections brought in hopes to the investors throughout the world except China. Mr. Macron would face off with Ms. Le Pen for the 2nd round on 7 May, but stocks could see […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: DJIA loing to open up significantly, as The Trump Rally extends. PE DJIA at 20547.76, -0.15% sees 1st support near 20370-20350, which could be tested in the coming sessions. Thereafter a rise back towards 20600-20700 is possible in the longer run. […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Almost all major indices have bounced from 1st support marks and may move further North near term.PE DJIA at 20578.71, +0.85% bounced from support near 20400, a rise towards 20700 is seen near term. DAX at 12027.32, +0.09% up from […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Nothing new: PE DJIA at 20404.49, -0.58% closed below 20410, the immediate price momentum indicates the possibility of a further fall towards 20250-20200 in the next 1-2 sessions. DAX at 12016.45, +0.13% trading just above 1st support at 1960-11930, […]






US President Trump Not “Talking Down” the USD

US President Trump Not “Talking Down” the USD






US President Trump Not “Talking Down” the USD $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US President Donald Trump is “absolutely not” trying to talk down the strength of the USD, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was quoted as saying Wednesday. Trump said last week in an interview with the WS-J that the dollar was “getting too strong,” and […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: US-North Korea tensions, the French elections and news of the UK snap elections on 8 June adding on to the news  keeping the global indices in caution mode. European stocks saw a sharp fall Tuesday and may not rise […]






President Trump’s Visa Program Encourages Hiring Americans

President Trump’s Visa Program Encourages Hiring Americans






President Trump’s Visa Program Encourages Hiring Americans $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $FB, $MSFT, $AAPL, $SNA Tuesday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs. President Trump will also use the “Buy […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Some recovery seen in most indices, but need price confirmation to say that the corrective phase is over, or there could be some more Southside action near term. PE DJIA at 20636.92, +0.90% bounced from support near 20410 halting a […]






US Homebuilder Sentiment Slips, Overall Outlook Still Positive

US Homebuilder Sentiment Slips, Overall Outlook Still Positive






US Homebuilder Sentiment Slips, Overall Outlook Still Positive $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US homebuilders are a bit less optimistic about their sales prospects, as their overall outlook still remains favorable. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday slipped to 68 this month. That’s down 3 points from 71 in March, […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Earnings season has started and financial results last week were not bad, but the market paid no attention. The media pundits are calling the end of The Trump Rally, and for the same major crash that they were calling for last November, others dialed back their Bullishness. […]






The Keynesian’s Fetish for Monetary Inflation

The Keynesian’s Fetish for Monetary Inflation






The Keynesian’s Fetish for Monetary Inflation $DIA, $GLD, $SLV If I were to choose one word to describe the current market, it would have to be tedious.  The DJIA aka Dow Jones is no longer going up, but as we see in its BEV chart below, it’s really not going down either. The Dow’s BEV […]






Trump Effect: US Consumer Optimism Strongest Since November 2000

Trump Effect: US Consumer Optimism Strongest Since November 2000






Trump Effect: US Consumer Optimism Strongest Since November 2000 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Consumer sentiment climbed in early April to 3-month highs as consumer optimism on current economic conditions under President Donald Trump rose to its strongest marks since November 2000. The University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers (MSI) said its preliminary April consumer sentiment […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: 4-month lows seen in Nikkei, Shanghai may see a short dip near term. DJIA may keep up sideways action, DAX looks Bullish. PE DJIA at 20591.86, -0.29% came down a bit Wednesday, 20500-20410 is an important near term support […]






President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Economic Growth Potential

President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Economic Growth Potential






President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Economic Growth Potential $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Big Q: Has been a decline in the potential growth of the economy that may defy both the animal spirits  unleashed by  Donald Trump’s election as well as his “Make America Great Again” aka MAGA, fiscal policies, assuming they get fully […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Stocks are mixed overall, with some room to rise seen for the coming sessions.PE DJIA at 20651.30,-000.03% bounced from near term support near 20510. While that holds, DJIA could bounce back towards 20780 in the next 2 sessions. DAX […]






President Trump Sharpens His Tax Cut, Deregulation Message

President Trump Sharpens His Tax Cut, Deregulation Message






President Trump Sharpens His Tax Cut, Deregulation Message $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Trump Administration is sharpening its focus and message on a tax plan that will win quick approval in Congress and help to boost the US economy. President Trump’s 1st 11 weeks in office have included executive orders to remove some of Barack […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Geo-political situation unchanged, Asia-Pac: Chinese and Japanese stocks looking weak. PE DJIA at 20658.02, +0.01% stable and in a sideways consolidation mode as expected. Some steady movement in the 20780-20500 region is possible in the next couple of sessions […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: None. PE DJIA at 20656.10, -0.03% in here. The last 2 daily candles indicates a stable movement near term. We may expect some sideways consolidation in the coming sessions. DAX at 12225.06, -0.05% is trying to move North towards […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US markets are stable in here, even though our US Navy battleships are sailing to North Korea, and Russian warships are steaming to Syria. Notably, the Wall Street sellers were not selling Friday, and the futures are up this morning pre-market. Steel stocks are […]






Expect The Congress to Embrace President Trump’s Growth Plan

Expect The Congress to Embrace President Trump’s Growth Plan






Expect The Congress to Embrace President Trump’s Growth Plan $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD, $SLV, $USO Friday’s monthly NFPs market moving data release attracted much less attention than in the past. The Key jobs report reflects on the health of the US labor market in March, and it is important for assessing the underlying strength […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: News of US missile strike on Syria Airbase has kept the Japanese stocks down Friday.PE Nikkei at 18588.87, -0.04% is trading low today, making a fresh 4-mo low to 18517. In case the index breaks and sustains below 18600, see […]






The Trump Rally Has Room to “Grow”

The Trump Rally Has Room to “Grow”






The Trump Rally Has Room to “Grow” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US stock market rally since Republican Donald Trump won the Presidential election has more room to grow as the President Drives his pro-business agenda. “There’s more upside. Starting from when he was President-elect he started this stock market boom,” said author David Horowitz. […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: The FOMC Minutes Wednesday aided to losses in the US stocks. The unwinding of the $4.5-T balance sheet indicated in the minutes may lead to more rate hikes this year. Sharp rise seen in Shanghai Thursday while Nikkei seems […]






Fed Minutes: FOMC Eyes Change to Debt Holdings Policy Ahead

Fed Minutes: FOMC Eyes Change to Debt Holdings Policy Ahead






Fed Minutes: FOMC Eyes Change to Debt Holdings Policy Ahead $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Most FOMC policymakers think the Fed should take steps to begin trimming its $4.5-T balance sheet later this year as long as the economic data holds up, minutes from their March meeting revealed. Uncertainty is substantial, the Fed said, comment on […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary Again, all stocks are mixed and trading flat to unchanged. DJIA (20689.79), Shanghai, Nikkei and Nifty looks Bullish while DAX could face immediate resistance. Gold  and Silver are going nowhere as they keep trading in the narrow range of 1237-1263 and 17.94-18.50 […]






The Trump Effect: Trade Deficit Falls as Exports Hit 2-year Highs

The Trump Effect: Trade Deficit Falls as Exports Hit 2-year Highs






The Trump Effect: Trade Deficit Falls as Exports Hit 2-year Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US trade deficit fell more than expected in February as exports increased to a 2 year high and slowing domestic demand weighed on imports. The narrowing in the trade gap comes as The Trump Administration is pushing ahead with […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary Overall all stocks are mixed and trading flat to unchanged. DJIA, Shanghai, Nikkei and Nifty looks Bullish while DAX could face immediate resistance. Gold  and Silver are going nowhere as they keep trading in the narrow range of 1237-1263 and […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Overall stocks are mixed. DJIA, Shanghai, Nikkei and Nifty looks bullish while DAX could face immediate resistance in here.PE DJIA at 20663.22, -0.31% wants to rise from marks near 20400, and could inch up towards 21200 near term. There […]






The Trump Effect: American Consumer Sentiment “Sunny”

The Trump Effect: American Consumer Sentiment “Sunny”






The Trump Effect: American Consumer Sentiment “Sunny” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Consumer Sentiment rose in March as Americans registered “Sunnier” views about the state of their finances while becoming less upbeat about the long-term economic outlook, University of Michigan (MSI) survey data showed Friday. Key Points are as follows: Final sentiment index rose to […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: None: PE DJIA at 20728.49, +0.33%) rose some Thursday and could re-test resistance at 21200 in the next week. Immediate Northside could be limited in here. DAX at 12256.43, +0.44% moved up in line with expectations, breaking above 12220, […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Concerns of monetary tightening continue to impact stocks negatively. PE Shanghai at 3216.73, -0.79% broke below 1st support on the daily candles. Important support below current marks would come near 3200 which is expected to hold medium term. The […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Signs of tightening liquidity is visible as the central bank of China refrained from injection short-term funds into the banking system. This could have led to a fall in stock prices Tuesday.PE Shanghai (3245.91, -0.22%) came off slightly yesterday […]






President Trump Declares a “New Era” Markets Respond, Yes!

President Trump Declares a “New Era” Markets Respond, Yes!






President Trump Declares a “New Era” Markets Respond, Yes! $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US President declared “the start of a new era” in energy production with the signing an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs. The move makes good on his campaign vow to unwind and shred former […]






They Call it “Monetary Policy”

They Call it “Monetary Policy”






They Call it “Monetary Policy” $DIA,  $SPY, $GLD,  $SLV The Dow Jones made its last all-time high on March 1st, and since then its valuation has been slowly deflating.  It closed this week only nine Dow Points away from breaking below its BEV -2.50% line in the chart below. After the amazing 32 new daily […]






The “Trump Trade” is Still in the Market

The “Trump Trade” is Still in the Market






The “Trump Trade” is Still in the Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX It has been difficult for analysts to differentiate “Trump Rally Trades” from those stemming from reflation, and solid global economic indicators that suggest some basis for bond yields and stock values above the lows of Y 2016. The USD, sometimes a bellwether for […]






Expert: “US Banking Sector Safe Enough for Deregulation”

Expert: “US Banking Sector Safe Enough for Deregulation”






Expert: “US Banking Sector Safe Enough for Deregulation” $MS, $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The United States  banking industry is in a total safe state and it is ready for some deregulation to sustain development, former Chairman/CEO of Morgan Stanley John J. Mack says. Time to cut the “Red Tape” The regulatory oversight now is dramatic […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Global stock market indices look Bullish near term except the DJIA, which could possible test some more levels on the Southside before pausing at Key support. PE DJIA at 20596.72, -0.29% could be set to break below the daily […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX This market is resilient, ‘The Paul Ryan Healthcare Failure ‘ was political theater produced by US President Donald Trump, the focus is now on his tax reform and infrastructure packages. Barack Obamacare will die on its own, then President Trump’s America’s Healthcare  will be back on […]






US Markets Do Not Fully Reflect Growth Prospects

US Markets Do Not Fully Reflect Growth Prospects






US Markets Do Not Fully Reflect Growth Prospects $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US  assets are the most attractive assets to invest in on a global basis. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that he believes that financial markets could improve “significantly” once they fully reflect economic-growth potential from President Donald Trump’s strategy and policies. Sec. […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Almost all stock markets globally has bounced Thursday. Stable movement seen near term with more rising in coming sessions. PE DJIA at 20656.58, -0.02% holding above the channel support on the daily and if it continues to hold, see the […]






Trump Stimulus Expectations Driving US and World Economies

Trump Stimulus Expectations Driving US and World Economies






Trump Stimulus Expectations Driving US and World Economies $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The world economy will grow steadily over the next 2 years, meaning investors should stay invested in equities, according to Barclays Capital Plc. Barclay’s analysts presented several major themes for the next 2 years Thursday, they are: President Donald Trump and Republicans in […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: World’s major stock indices may test 1st support marks which may produce near term bounces. PE DJIA at 20661.30, -0.03% sees support on the daily candles near 20578, if holds, could see a move higher towards 21000 in the […]






US Existing Home Sales Fall 3.7% From January High

US Existing Home Sales Fall 3.7% From January High






US Existing Home Sales Fall 3.7% From January High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US home resales fell more than expected in February on a persistent shortage of houses on the market that is pushing up prices and sidelining prospective buyers. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said Wednesday existing home sales declined 3.7% to a […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Just about all world indices have fallen and could continue to trade lower or remain sideways on the week. PE DJIA at 20668.01, -1.14% and DAX at 11962.13, -0.75% finished off from Monday’s marks. DJIA was turned back from Key resistance […]






Wall Street Finally Saw the Expected “Dip” in The Trump Rally

Wall Street Finally Saw the Expected “Dip” in The Trump Rally






Wall Street Finally Saw the Expected “Dip” in The Trump Rally $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX Wall Street dipped Tuesday as investors took some profits after the record Trump Rally run, and maybe some nervousness ahead of the Key healthcare vote Thursday The S&P 500 and DJIA put in their worst 1-day performances since before Donald […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Most stock indices are in a consolidation mode and may continue for a while in here. Broad range-bound movement is possible in that frame. PE. DJIA at 20905.86, -0.04%, and DAX at 12052.90, -0.35% are almost stable without any […]






Investors Putting Record Amounts of Cash into ETFs

Investors Putting Record Amounts of Cash into ETFs






Investors Putting Record Amounts of Cash into ETFs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Mom & Pop, aka retail investors are start buying shares, and with passive investing strategies becoming more popular than active fund management, ETFs (exchange-traded funds) are seeing record inflows of cash from people seeking to join in on the rally since Donald Trump won […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Overall the stock market indices are stable in here, and could be quiet for a couple of sessions not much movement seen. PE DJIA at 20914.62, -0.10% paused/ranged within 21000-20800 for another couple of sessions before moving back towards […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX At the weekend the G-20 meeting concluded with the US asserting more nationalistic positions. That brings up the Currency markets, and how they will react to the communique? The FOMC rate hike did little to move the market as it was factored in already. The […]






Economic Electrical Power Consumption…

Economic Electrical Power Consumption…






Economic Electrical Power (EP) Consumption… US Historical Review: 1929-2017 $DIA, $SPY, $GLD, $SLV Last Friday promised some excitement for this week; what with the much anticipated interest rate increase by the FOMC and the Federal Government hitting its debt ceiling on Wednesday the 15th. Friday evening, it was all much to do about nothing, with […]






Consumer Confidence (MSI) Up in March, Americans More Satisfied

Consumer Confidence (MSI) Up in March, Americans More Satisfied






Consumer Confidence (MSI) Up in March, Americans More Satisfied $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Consumer Confidence up in March as Americans were more satisfied than any time in 16 years with the current state of their finances and the economy. The University of Michigan (MSI) said Friday that its preliminary index of sentiment increased to […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Stock indices are mixed. DAX could see some rejection near current resistance marks; DJIA and Nikkei could remain stable. Shanghai and Nifty are trading strong and look Bullish in here. PE. DJIA at 20934.55, -0.07% is stuck within Key resistance […]






US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes

US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes






US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US home builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, signalling developers expect solid sales growth this year despite higher mortgage rates. Housing starts rose 3% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.3-M, the US Commerce […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Stocks bounced after the FOMC hiked rates by 25 bpts in line with market expectations. PE DJIA at 20950.10, +0.54% bounced from Key support near 20800 and could head towards 21000-21200 near term. DAX at 12009.87, +0.18% has also […]






Inflation Back, Deflation Demons ‘Dead’, Growth Ahead

Inflation Back, Deflation Demons ‘Dead’, Growth Ahead






Inflation Back, Deflation Demons ‘Dead’, Growth Ahead $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The “Demons of Deflation” are in the dust-bin on a uptick in price pressures globally, prompting investors to seek protection in inflation-protected bonds. A year ago, it was deflation, falling prices that restrain consumer spending and economic growth that plagued investors and central banks, […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: DJIA and DAX look stable in here and could consolidate for some more sessions. Nikkei and Shanghai could come down near term while Nifty looks Bullish. PE DJIA at 20837.37, -0.21% could remain stable near current marks for another […]






Investors Tune Out “Noise” Focus on Economic Growth

Investors Tune Out “Noise” Focus on Economic Growth






Investors Tune Out “Noise” Focus on Economic Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX So far during The Trump Era, the global markets are showing a low level of volatility, that despite the chaos and uncertainty that analysts warned his Presidential win would bring. Notably, the global economy’s growth is at its most steady and predictable for […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: The sweeping victory of BJP in the Indian  state election results Saturday was taken positively in the Indian Markets Monday. PE Nifty at 8934.55, +0.08% may open with a gap up today and could well break beyond the 9000 […]






Goldie (NYSE:GS) Missed China Rally, Now Overweighting Chinese Stocks

Goldie (NYSE:GS) Missed China Rally, Now Overweighting Chinese Stocks






Goldie (NYSE:GS) Missed China Rally, Now Overweighting Chinese Stocks $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) is joining the rush on Chinese shares, becoming the latest major brokerage to upgrade the market thanks to mounting evidence of strength in the largest Asian economy. The bank’s strategists are now overweight Chinese stocks, with their 12-month […]






Seeing a Base-Line Shift in Commodity Prices

Seeing a Base-Line Shift in Commodity Prices






Seeing a Base-Line Shift in Commodity Prices $DIA, $GLD, $SLV The US stock market, as measured by the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) (NYSEArca:DIA) seems to be at an inflection point.  It hasn’t seen a new all-time high since March 1st.  And for what it’s worth, trading volume (market demand) for the 30 blue-chip companies […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: None. PE DJIA at 20858.19, +0.01% made an intra-day low to 20777, just above Key support 20750 and closed the session higher. Sideways consolidation is possible in the next few sessions with a possibility of seeing some more decline […]






US Stocks Bullish on President Trump’s Tax Reform Policy

US Stocks Bullish on President Trump’s Tax Reform Policy






US Stocks Bullish on President Trump’s Tax Reform Policy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Steve Forbes, Chairman/Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, is optimistic that stocks have room to reach new records as President Donald Trump pushes forward with his vows to cut taxes and regulations. “Markets always try to anticipate the future. One of the reasons it […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Equities are mixed in here: DJIA Shanghai and Nifty could trade lower near term while DAX and Nikkei look Bullish. PE DJIA at 20855.73, -0.33%) is in the correction phase and could possibly extend towards 20750-20700 levels before bouncing back […]






President Trump’s Business Revolution Begins by “Slashing” Regulations

President Trump’s Business Revolution Begins by “Slashing” Regulations






President Trump’s Business Revolution Begins by “Slashing” Regulations $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US business community, large and small, has suffered through 8 years of President Barack Hussein-Obama’s hobbling regulations, but now businesses are starting to see some relief from President Donald Trump. “By every measure, the United States has been sinking into economic mediocrity […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Equities are mixed, DJIA in a correction phase, DAX and Shanghai look Bullish near term. Nikkei could bounce from support, need price confirmation on Nifty for directional cue. PE Note: At 4:40a EDT Wednesday 8 March the major US stock market […]






Media Executive Praises President Trump’s Deregulation Plan

Media Executive Praises President Trump’s Deregulation Plan






Media Executive Praises President Trump’s Deregulation Plan $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $CBS Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS, praised Donald Trump’s plans for business deregulation, but defended the media against the President’s attacks, THR reported Tuesday. “Although we’re not the enemy of the people, we welcome the deregulation,” Moonves said. And Deadline Hollywood noted deregulation […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Markets feel quiet just now allowing some correction in the indices after the recent rally. PE DJIA at 20954.34, -0.24%, and Dax at 11958.40, -0.57%, closed a bit lower yesterday. DJIA may move towards 20750. DAX could test 11800 on […]






The Volatility (VIX) Index and What it Means to Investors

The Volatility (VIX) Index and What it Means to Investors






The Volatility (VIX) Index and What it Means to Investors $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) usually moves opposite to the stock market, meaning when stocks are up, the VIX is down, and vice versa. But lately, even though the S&P 500 is on the rise, the VIX […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: None DJIA at 21005.71, +0.01% may test 20750 or lower before heading towards 21500 again medium term, 1st resistance near 21200-21500 may hold for a couple of sessions. Overall the medium term trend is North. DAX at 12027.36, -0.27% […]






Investors are Betting The Trump Presidency, Shunning Hedges

Investors are Betting The Trump Presidency, Shunning Hedges






Investors are Betting The Trump Presidency, Shunning Hedges $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Bet the Presidency, is the mantra of investors crowding into the US  The Trump Rally with only modest downside protection despite potential headwinds, from elevated corporate leverage, Fed rate hikes, and potential US policy risks. Data from Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) show investors have discarded […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Dip seen in almost all indexes, could be temporary. Shanghai, DAX and DJIA could recover to extend further gainers next week, do need confirmed price action from Nifty for further direction. PE DJIA at 21002.97, -0.53% broke above the […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: World stock markets react positively to the US President Donald Trump’s speech Tuesday. Almost all indexes are trading higher and looks Bullish near term except Nifty which is trading at Key marks, and is yet to decide on near […]






Market Paused, President Trump Spoke, Unprecedented Rally Extends

Market Paused, President Trump Spoke, Unprecedented Rally Extends






Market Paused, President Trump Spoke, Unprecedented Rally Extends $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $SNAP Investors piled into US stocks Wednesday, giving the market its biggest single-day gainer in 3 months, driving the major indexes to record highs again as The Trump Rally extends.. This Bull Market is being lead by the Big Banks on expectations that an […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: None DJIA at 20812.24, -0.12% paused near current marks making a small Red-candle after a long rally from levels near 20061. We may expect a small corrective dip possibly towards 20600 levels before again bouncing higher. Though post-Donald Trump’s […]






Expect US Financial Market to Hold with DJIA 22,000 Possible

Expect US Financial Market to Hold with DJIA 22,000 Possible






Expect US Financial Market to Hold, DJIA 22,000 Next? $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The DJIA has risen about 14% since the November 8 Presidential election marking an  intrday high of 20,851.33. That’s within 6% of 22,000, the next round number (resistance) that investors and traders are looking at. “I think 22,000 is what is justified […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: None DJIA at 20837.44, +0.08% may see 1st immediate 1st resistance on the 3-day candle, pause and refresh. But looking at the weekly and dailies there could be some more room on the Northside. Overall long term trend is […]






President Trump’s Policy Comments Drives S&P 500 to Record Highs

President Trump’s Policy Comments Drives S&P 500 to Record Highs






President Trump’s Policy Comments Drives S&P 500 to Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 and DJIA finished in record territory Monday, after US President Donald Trump’s said he would make a “big” statement on infrastructure Tuesday. Monday, in a meeting with state governors, President Trump said his administration would be “moving quickly” […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Stocks are mixed overall. DAX and Shanghai looks Bullish while DJIA and Nifty could pause near 1st resistance marks. Nikkei is in a contraction and could remain range-bound in here. PE DJIA at 20821.76, +0.05% trading higher and testing […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Last week started strong, ended strong, the bids were there on the dip and the indexes recovered holding the trends and looking higher. The US market started to see some leaders struggle: materials, metals, industrial equipment, and some chips. If leaders cannot hold the line […]






AAII Sentiment Survey, 23 February 2017

AAII Sentiment Survey, 23 February 2017






AAII Sentiment Survey, 23 February 2017 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism at 6-Week Highs The AAII Sentiment Survey has been conducted weekly since July 1987 and asks AAII members whether they think stock prices will rise, remain essentially flat or fall over the next 6 months. The survey period runs from Thursday (12:01a […]






The Trump Rally Stays, DJIA Posts 11th Straight Record-High Close

The Trump Rally Stays, DJIA Posts 11th Straight Record-High Close






The Trump Rally Stays, DJIA Posts 11th Straight Record-High Close $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street finished higher again Friday, with the DJIA extending its streak of record-setting gains to 11 days running, as increases in utilities and other safety plays outweighed declines in financials. Major Wall Street indexes have rallied to record levels since […]






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: DJIA and DAX are trading higher, DAX and Shanghai looks Bullish near term. Nikkei is consolidative. Nifty sees Key resistance just above current marks.PE DJIA at 20775.60, +0.16%, and DAX at 11998.59, +0.26% are trading higher. Watch price action […]






Stanley Druckenmiller Changed His Mind About Gold

Stanley Druckenmiller Changed His Mind About Gold






Stanley Druckenmiller Changed His Mind About Gold $GLD, $DIA After the US Presidential election, billionaire hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller made headlines by announcing that he had sold all of his Gold on 8 November. Yes, sold all of his Gold on Donald Trump’s election as President. He said that the way he saw the […]






The Quest for Good ‘Large Cap’ Stocks in a Record High Bull Market

The Quest for Good ‘Large Cap’ Stocks in a Record High Bull Market






The Quest for Good ‘Large Cap’ Stocks in a Record High Bull Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $AAPL, $WMT, $FB Large cap refers to large market capitalization. “Large Cap” is a term used by the investment community. Cap size has changed over time, so it is important to take scaling into consideration. What was considered a […]






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