S&P 500, DJIA at Record Marks, as Bank Stocks Gain

S&P 500, DJIA at Record Marks, as Bank Stocks Gain

S&P 500, DJIA at Record Marks, as Bank Stocks Gain $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Tuesday, the S&P 500 and the DJIA marketrecord levels in early afternoon trading as Boeing (NYSE:BA)rose and bank stocks gained ahead of a near certain move by the Fed to raise interest rate. Losses in technology heavyweights, including Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), and […]

Americans’ Economic Confidence Is Strong

Americans’ Economic Confidence Is Strong

Americans’ Economic Confidence Is Strong $DIA, $SPY, $BA Americans’ confidence in the economy remains strong heading into the final weeks of the Christmas Holiday shopping season. Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index registered +7 last week, similar to the prior week’s score of +9 and close to this year’s average of +6. Americans’ low expectations for how the […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing changed. PE DJIA at 24386.03, +0.23% looks to be heading to 24600 in here. Movement could be small and narrow, but looks positive near term to me. DAX at 13123.65, -0.23% came off a bit, and remains below 13200. Looking at the 3-day and the weekly candle, there […]

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Promote Growth, Reduce Deficit

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Promote Growth, Reduce Deficit

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Promote Growth, Reduce Deficit $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Market Notes Stocks rose to new all-time highs with technology and energy shares pacing the advance as The Trump Rally extends The CBOE launched Bitcoin (BTCUSD)futures trading Sunday evening. The 1-month futures contract was trading at around $18,600 at the stock market’s closing bell. […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The rising stock prices and steady increases in home values powered American household wealth to $96.9-T this Fall, the Fed said last Thursday. US wealth has made a remarkable comeback since the Great Recession, when it dove more than $10-T to $56.2-T, not adjusted for […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing changed. PE DJIA at 24329.16, +0.49% looking North to 24600-24800. Near to medium term support is at 24000 which is likely to hold in here. DAX at 13153.70, +0.83% tried to break out after some sideways consolidation within 13200-12900 While DAX remains above 13000-13100, there could be some […]

The Step Sum Boxes for DJIA and Gold

The Step Sum Boxes for DJIA and Gold

The Step Sum Boxes for DJIA and Gold $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Once again, the DJIA, aka Dow Jones, closed the week at a new all-time high, another BEV Zero in the Bear’s Eye View chart below. That makes 82 new all-time highs since last November’s Presidential election. That’s 30% of the Dow Jones’ daily closings […]

Rising Stocks, Home Values Driving American Household Wealth

Rising Stocks, Home Values Driving American Household Wealth

Rising Stocks, Home Values Driving American Household Wealth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Rising stock prices and steady increases in home values powered American household wealth to $96.9-T, the Fed said Thursday. US wealth has made a remarkable comeback since the Great Recession, when it dove more than $10-T to $56.2-T.   The Fed’s latest figures […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing changed. PE DJIA at 24211.48, +0.29% bounced up Thursday. Daily candle support is seen near 24000. A test of 24000 is possible before the index rises back to 24600. DAX at 13034.88, +0.28% remain in its sideways consolidation mode and could spend some more time there, say a […]

All Savvy Market Investors Are Prepared for a 10% Correction

All Savvy Market Investors Are Prepared for a 10% Correction

All Savvy Market Investors Are Prepared for a 10% Correction $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX All savvy investors know that it is just a matter of time before this Bull market leg hit end and the market will have a healthy 9-11% correction. A 10% correction could come at any time, and particularly when the market […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing changed. PE DJIA at 24140.91, -0.16% is falling as expected and could test 24000-23750, before resuming its rise to 24500. DAX 12998.85, -0.38% rose sharply from near 12900. Sideways consolidation is likely to continue for the week before DAX show us direction. Nikkei at 22457.74, +1.27% tested […]

US Wage Gains Stalled Despite Robust Jobs Market, Strong Economy

US Wage Gains Stalled Despite Robust Jobs Market, Strong Economy

US Wage Gains Stalled Despite Robust Jobs Market, Strong Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US Jobs Market is “Red Hot” The ADP estimate of November private sector job gains was solid. The increases were across the board as most industries and all sizes of businesses added workers solidly.  The 40,000 increase in manufacturing payrolls […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Global indices are trading weak Wednesday. China looks weak near term, while DJIA and DAX could be in a short term consolidation mode. Nikkei and the Indian markets also look weak, too. PE DJIA at 24180.64, -0.45% has come down as expected on its way to test […]

President Trump’s Tax Reform ‘Is a Game-Changer, a Whopper’

President Trump’s Tax Reform ‘Is a Game-Changer, a Whopper’

President Trump’s Tax Reform ‘Is a Game-Changer, a Whopper’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Tuesday,  Steve Schwarzman, the Chairman and CEO of Blackstone, said President Donald Trump’s tax-reform quest is a “game changer.” The former adviser to President that the tax bill was “actually a game changer because there has been enormous frustration in terms of […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI DJIA at 24290.05, +0.24% tested above 24500 Monday before coming off. A fall to 24000 looks likely in the next few sessions. DAX at 13058.55, +1.53% rose to 13100 Monday and has managed to stay above 13000. Near term could see some sideways consolidation within 13200-12900, as mentioned […]

DJIA Post Another Record, Investors See Tax Cuts Ahead

DJIA Post Another Record, Investors See Tax Cuts Ahead

DJIA Post Another Record, Investors See Tax Cuts Ahead $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The DJIA marked aother record high Monday, with banks and retailers surging and tech falling as investors realigned their portfolios in hopes of benefiting from expected corporate tax cuts. The S&P 500 ended with a small loss after hitting an intra-day all-time […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Growth in US GDP at an annualized rate of 3.3% in the past Quarter boosted a rise in the stock market last week and month. PE DJIA at 24231.59, -0.17% is testing channel resistance on the daily and could trade in the 23800-24400 range for 2-3 days before […]

Equity Investors in ‘Risk On’ Mode for Fear of Missing Out

Equity Investors in ‘Risk On’ Mode for Fear of Missing Out

Equity Investors in ‘Risk On’ Mode for Fear of Missing Out $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street’s fear of missing out on this extending Trump Rally is “trumping” all if any political risk in Washington, DC. The countdown on the GOP’s efforts to cut corporate taxes has virtually ended, its a deal, now the risk […]

Wall Street Held Weekly Gains on a Volatile Trading Day,Traders Bought the Dip 

Wall Street Held Weekly Gains on a Volatile Trading Day,Traders Bought the Dip 

Wall Street Held Weekly Gains on a Volatile Trading Day, Traders Bought the Dip $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks fell Friday after a report the  former US national security adviser Michael Flynn was prepared to tell investigators that before taking office President Donald Trump had directed him to make contact with Russians. Does not […]

Gold, Crude Oil Prices Solid as DJIA Heads Towards 25,000

Gold, Crude Oil Prices Solid as DJIA Heads Towards 25,000

Gold, Crude Oil Solid as DJIA Heads Towards 25,000 $GLD, $SLV, $USO, $DIA The DJIA hit new all-time highs Thursday breaking the psych mark at 24000 easily. The DJIA future contract for December delivery hit the highest mark at 24 ,039, in extension of uninterrupted Bull run which extended into a 6th day running. No […]

President Trump’s Policies Have Investors In a Happy Frame

President Trump’s Policies Have Investors In a Happy Frame

President Trump’s Policies Have Investors In a Happy Frame $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Iconic investor, Carl Icahn said the market’s rise to record highs shows signs of euphoria, when investors think they can do no wrong and they have been right since 8 November 2016 when Donald J. Trump was elected President. “I really think […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Growth in US GDP at an annualized rate of 3.3% in the past Quarter boosted a rise in the stock market. PE DJIA at 23940.68, +0.44% rose to marks above my target at 23900 and beyond the immediate resistances. Now DJIA looks strongly Bullish and could target levels […]

Economy Steams Ahead Under President Trump’s Deregulation Policy

Economy Steams Ahead Under President Trump’s Deregulation Policy

Economy Steams Ahead Under President Trump’s Deregulation Policy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen, in her final testimony to Congress as head of the central bank, described a steadily brightening picture for the US economy while downplaying the risks of financial instability. “The economic expansion is increasingly broad based across sectors as well […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Stock indices continue to look Neutral to Bullish. PE DJIA at 23836.71, +1.09% has risen sharply and is trading above my target at 23800. Resistance is visible near here, which if holds, may push the index back towards 23500, or a clear break above 23850 will drive Dow to 24000, […]

Stocks Run to Fresh Record Highs on Powell’s Comments

Stocks Run to Fresh Record Highs on Powell’s Comments

Stocks Run to Fresh Record Highs on Powell’s Comments $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street indexes moved to fresh records  Tuesday after Fed Chairman nominee Jerome Powell’s comments on interest rate hikes and deregulation fired inspired investors. JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM), and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) up about 2%, setting up the S&P financial index for its […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Stock indices continue to look Neutral to Bullish. PE DJIA at 23580.78, +0.10% looks to test at 23750-23800 in here. Movement is narrow and stable so the rise may take a few sessions to materialize before again coming off towards 23500 or lower. Near term looks stable to Bullish to […]

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Strategy: In an uptrend, when markets fall, buy. 2 weeks ago stocks encountered headwinds and a wide range of risk assets came under pressure in the week ended 18 November, and some market observers again declared the end of what […]

Cyber Monday Online Sales Spike 17% to Record Highs

Cyber Monday Online Sales Spike 17% to Record Highs

Cyber Monday Online Sales Spike 17% to Record Highs Cyber Monday is pacing to become the biggest-ever Internet shopping day in the United States as many more Americans shopping on their phones. Adobe Analytics, a leading collector of e-commerce data, said Cyber Monday is expected to generate $6.6-B in sales, up from $5.6-B a year […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street analysts are predicting another up year for the S&P 500 Index (SPY) It is worth taking notice what would be accomplished if that prediction happens. At 2,800, the average estimate of 9 strategists tracked points not only to another year of all-time highs, […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Stock indices continue to look Neutral to Bullish. PE DJIA at 23557.99, +0.14% moving to 23600, my medium term target at  23750-23800 remains. The rise could be slow and small and could take some time to reach 23800. Note: 23800 could act as major resistance and could keep the index […]

We Are Seeing Wall Street Rally Under President Trump

We Are Seeing Wall Street Rally Under President Trump

We Are Seeing Wall Street Rally Under President Trump $SPY Wall Street analysts are predicting another up year for the S&P 500 Index (SPY) It is worth taking notice what would be accomplished if that prediction happens. At 2,800, the average estimate of 9 strategists tracked points not only to another year of all-time highs, […]

US Stock Indexes Post Record Highs, Tech and Energy Outperform

US Stock Indexes Post Record Highs, Tech and Energy Outperform

US Stock Indexes Post Record Highs, Tech and Energy Outperform $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX On this sleepy Friday The Trump Rally extended, as stocks set more records in post-Holiday trading as technology companies outperformed, and Energy companies rose with the price of Crude Oil. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 5.34 points, or 0.2%, to […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Stock indices continue to look Neutral to Bullish. PE DJIA at 23526.18, -0.27% was closed Thursday, I see a chance of testing 23750-23800 near term. Range trade within 23400-23800 to continue, on a breakout see 24,000. DAX at 13008.55, -0.05% saw an intra-day low at 12921 Thursday before bouncing to […]

Many American’s Will Shop at Real Stores this Holiday Season

Many American’s Will Shop at Real Stores this Holiday Season

Many American’s Will Shop at Real Stores this Holiday Season $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX A recent Gallup survey shows that while a majority of Americans will shop online for holiday gifts, traditional brick-and-mortar stores are not dead. 65% of US adults say they are likely to shop online for Christmas gifts this year, up 12% […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Stock indices are all traded higher Tuesday, an continue to look Bullish. PE DJIA at 23590.83, +0.69% rose as expected to near 23600. There is room on the Northside to 24000 and higher on the weekly candles, the 3-day and dailies suggest little room on the Northside with resistances coming […]

Stocks World Wide at Record Highs

Stocks World Wide at Record Highs

Stocks World Wide at Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX. $DAX The Trump Bull Market Rally is Up and Running Major world stock markets rallied and government bond yields fell Tuesday as strong corporate profits, steady global growth and low inflation provide few alternatives for investors outside of stocks. Equity markets from Asia to Europe […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Stock indices are all trading higher Tuesday. Sideways consolidation is possible near term if not a immediate rise. PE DJIA at 23430.33, +0.31% is stable, while above 23200, there is room to move to 23600. Sideways consolidation is likely to continue in here. DAX at 13058.66, +0.50% is holding […]

US Leading Indicators Signal Solid Growth

US Leading Indicators Signal Solid Growth

US Leading Indicators Signal Solid Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US economic leading indicators rose by 1.2% in October, 2X as much as the 0.6% increase expected by economists polled. The index is a closely followed indicator on economic health. The index “suggests that solid growth in the US economy will continue through the holiday […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Earnings season is finishing up, and the indices performed well through out the season, keeping the October/November move alive. Options Expiration saw some adjustments, just as a consolidation in NAS Comp and some big names broke higher, but then saw some selling on expiry. How those issues work […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Most major indexes are trading weaker. PE DJIA at 23358.24, -0.43% can still test at 23600, while trading above 23200. But in case DJIA breaks below 23200, a test to 23000 is possible before resumes the uptrend. DAX at 12993.73, -0.41% was unable to move above 13100. So, […]

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Fact: Lower corporate tax rates will lead to more investment projects and thus more aggregate economic activity. When companies, big and small, have more “free cash” at hand, they tend to invest more, and this effect is distinct from any effect of […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Overall global stocks look Bullish on the US House passing it tax reform bill. PE DJIA at 23458.36, +0.80% bounced back sharply from above 23200 levels contrary to expectations. While there is still room to test 23000, while that holds a rally to 23600-23700 looks likely medium […]

Homeownership Does Not Build Wealth Like Other Investments

Homeownership Does Not Build Wealth Like Other Investments

Homeownership Does Not Build Wealth Like Other Investments $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX A home is a place to live, raise ad family and thrive, if it goes up in value it is a lucky extra Homeownership is necessarily better than paying rent, according to a study Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University and the University […]

House of Representatives Pass ‘Sweeping’ Tax Reform Bill

House of Representatives Pass ‘Sweeping’ Tax Reform Bill

House of Representatives Pass ‘Sweeping’ Tax Reform Bill Bulls Take Control of Financial Markets $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The House of Representatives approved a package of tax cuts affecting businesses, individuals and families Thursday, moving Republicans and President Donald Trump an important step closer to the biggest tax code overhaul in a generation. The largely […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Stock indexes are trading lower, and that may extend for a few more sessions.PE DJIA at 23271.28, -0.59% has come down, and could head to my target at 23200-23000 in the next few sessions. Note: 23000 is Key near term support and likely to hold medium term producing […]

Inflation is Back, Meaning Growth is Back

Inflation is Back, Meaning Growth is Back

Inflation is Back, Meaning Growth is Back $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Underlying US consumer prices increased in October on the back of a pickup in rents and healthcare costs, bolstering the view that a recent dis-inflationary trend worrying the Fed probably had ended. The rise in the consumer price index, excluding the volatile food and […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Stock indexes are trading lower, and that may extend for a few more sessions.PE Resistance near 23600 on DJIA at 23409.47, -0.13% is holding now, and could push DJIA down to 23200-23000  near term. Near term likely to remain Neutral to Bearish. DAX at 13033.48, -0.31%) bounced […]

America’s Small-Business Optimism Running Very High

America’s Small-Business Optimism Running Very High

America’s Small-Business Optimism Still Very High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX More small-business owners last month said they expect higher sales and think that now is a good time to expand, according to the October NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism, released Tuesday. “Owners became much more positive about the economic environment last month, which suggests […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 23439.70, +0.07% sees near term support at 23320 and has some chances of moving up from here to 23500 and higher. A break below 23320 will take it lower to 22800 near term. DAX at 13074.42, -0.04% moved to support at 12900-13000, and bounced […]

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) a $1-T Company Within Year

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) a $1-T Company Within Year

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) a $1-T Company Within Year $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $AMZN Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) says it believes online giant  Amazon.com Inc. may reach a 2,000/share price in the next 12 months. “Amazon’s high margin aka revenue disclosure speaks to the $1-T (2,000/share) sum of parts Bull case.” Morgan Stanley reiterated its overweight rating for […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX There is a lot of US economic data this week to digest. Including but not limited to: PPI, CPI, New York and Philly PMI, Retail sales for October, Inventories, Capacity and Utilization. Last week the big names that just broke out of bases tested their […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 23422.21, -0.17% is coming off resistance on the 3-day candle, and the dip may last for some more time heading to 22800 medium term, or a clear break above 1st resistance could take it up to 24000 this week. DAX at 13127.47, -0.42% is […]

US Consumer Sentiment Falls on Inflation, Rate-Hike Fears

US Consumer Sentiment Falls on Inflation, Rate-Hike Fears

US Consumer Sentiment Falls on Inflation, Rate-Hike Fears $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Consumers remain optimistic about employment and the economy. US consumer sentiment in fell on expectations that inflation and interest rates will rise, according to a University of Michigan report Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment Indicator (November, preliminary) Sentiment index dropped to 97.8 (est. 100.8) […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 23461.94, -0.43% sees 1st support near 23400, next support on the weekly at 23000. While that holds, there could be a dip in the DJIA Friday before  trying to rise medium term. DAX at 13182.56, -1.49% has come off from resistance seen on the […]

Continuing US Jobless Claims Rose Ahead of Estimates

Continuing US Jobless Claims Rose Ahead of Estimates

Continuing US Jobless Claims Rose Ahead of Estimates $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than estimated last week, suggesting that hurricane related claims processing has begun to improve. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 239,000 for the week ended 4 November, […]

The Trump Rally: DJIA Up 29%, as Banks, Tech Shares Soar

The Trump Rally: DJIA Up 29%, as Banks, Tech Shares Soar

The Trump Rally: DJIA Up 29%, as Banks, Tech Shares Soar $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Just 1 year ago, when it was not clear that Republican Donald Trump had upset and defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton to the US Presidency, futures in the DJIA dove nearly 900 points. However, at the close of trading of that […]

1 Year Into Trump Presidency, Investment Funds Show Strong Growth

1 Year Into Trump Presidency, Investment Funds Show Strong Growth

1 Year Into Trump Presidency, Investment Funds Show Strong Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Assets managed by US-based funds have grown substantially, led by equity funds, since Donald Trump won the US Presidency 1 year ago. Though financial markets have been broadly skeptical about the ability of The Trump Presidency to pass significant political reforms […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 23548.42, +0.04% is stable, and is open to test 23800 in here. Near to medium term looks Bullish to me. DAX at 13468.79, -0.07% likely to trade sideways in the 13500-13400 for a few sessions before resuming the uptrend. A clear break below 13400 […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX This is a big week for earnings, and last week earnings certainly aided the market action, as a lot of  stocks that were set to move make their breaks North There were some big names in chips, software, even drugs were positive, so let positions run, pick […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 23539.19, +0.10% closed Friday’s session at higher marks. The Northside is open for a test at 23800. Near term looks Bullish to me. DAX at 13478.86, +0.28% is quiet, and has been stable since Friday. DAX could attempt a rise to 13600-13700 near term. […]

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $AAPL Friday, the US major stock market indexes finished the longest string of weekly gainers since Y 2013 as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) results and strong services sector data added to the continuing and growing optimism in the economy. US Dollar (.DXY) index rose, […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 23516.26, +0.35% moving up and the 3-day line showing a possibility of a rise to 24000 maybe in this month. Near to medium term looks strongly Bullish to me. DAX at 13440.93, -0.18% is testing resistance on the 3-day candle, but at […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Overall, the global indexes look strong and Bullish near term. But, the exhaustion levels for the indices are not very far off. We could soon see a healthy correction medium term.PE DJIA at 23435.01, +0.25% wants to move up after a few sessions of sideways consolidation. A rise […]

The Trump Effect: Americans Positive About US Economy

The Trump Effect: Americans Positive About US Economy

The Trump Effect: Americans Positive About US Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US companies added the most workers in 7 months in October as hiring rebounded from a drop in September coming from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. The ADP National Employment Report said private employers hired […]

Investor Optimism Highest Since Crash of 1987

Investor Optimism Highest Since Crash of 1987

Investor Optimism Highest Since Crash of 1987 $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI The US and global stock market’s seemingly unstoppable rise to record highs has boosted investor optimism to levels not seen since the Crash of 1987, some are worried. The difference between The Bulls and The Bears has not  been this high in 30 years, […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 23377.24, +0.12% closed higher, and  remains stable in here, 23250-23200 could act as 1st and 2nd supports for the coming sessions, which could then drive DJIA up to 23500-23750. DAX at 13229.57, +0.09% looks Bullish in here, and could head 13300-13500 near […]

US Consumer Confidence at 17 Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence at 17 Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence at 17 Year Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer confidence rose more than expected in October to the highest mark since Y 2000, as Americans grew more confident about the economy and job market, according to figures Tuesday from the New York-based Conference Board. Highlights of Consumer Confidence (October) Confidence index rose to […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Global stock indexes are all strong and the Bulls are not giving ground now except Shanghai and Nikkei. Nikkei could be vulnerable to a fall in here, while Shanghai remains ranged. PE DJIA at 23348.74, -0.36% is stable near current marks for the last 3-4 sessions. 23250-23500 region […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street + DC Monday

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street + DC Monday

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street + DC Monday $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Big Deal…there was no market reaction to the Mueller story leaked to CNN Friday. Maybe Robert Mueller will be indicted, he was not. Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were, they surrendered voluntarily, were processed, arraigned, surrendered their passports, posted bonds, and when […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 23400.86, +0.31% stable above 23250, and will attempt a rise to 23750, longer term, 23750-24000  could be an immediate top for DJIA, but maybe not. Do not call  tops. DAX at 13133.28, +1.39% breaking above 13100, possibly inviting The Bulls to take […]

Banks, Cash Will Be Replaced by Computers & SmartPhones

Banks, Cash Will Be Replaced by Computers & SmartPhones

Banks, Cash Will Be Replaced by Computers & SmartPhones $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Jim Rogers predicts that banks must invest in the financial technology, or “fintech,” or become outdated and replaced. “My children will never walk into a bank when they become adults as by then all the banks along the streets will be replaced […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA saw all resistances broken Tuesday. Overall the major stock indices are in a rally and may soon reach their exhaustion point from where a correction of 8 – 10% is possible medium to long term and maybe not. PE DJIA at 23329.46, -0.48% has rallied from 21750 could […]

Morningstar’s Fund Ratings are a Failure at Predicting Winners

Morningstar’s Fund Ratings are a Failure at Predicting Winners

Morningstar’s Fund Ratings are a Failure at Predicting Winners $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Those 5 Star ratings are meaningless predictors of future performance. Heffernan Capital Management does not buy or rely on any data published by Morningstar Morningstar Inc. a US publisher of mutual fund ratings that investors use to decide which investments to make, does […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA saw all resistances broken Tuesday. PE DJIA at 23441.76, +0.72% The Trump Rally extends. The Bulls remain strong, and may continue to dominate prices for some time to come. Test to 23500-24000 would not come as a surprise to me into the end of the year. DAX at […]

The Trump Rally Extends Marking Another Record Close

The Trump Rally Extends Marking Another Record Close

The Trump Rally Extends Marking Another Record Close $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX  Investors bought the Dip DJIA outperforms Super earnings reports from Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and 3M (NYSE:MMM) The market’s rally to record highs since last year’s US Presidential election has the feeling of being risk-free, as the S&P 500 established a record of 243 trading […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA saw all resistances broken last Friday. PE DJIA 23273.96, -0.23% saw its 1st dip since its rally from 22288 seen on 28 September 2017. If the pul back continues, we could see it extend towards 23200-23000 near term. DAX at 13003.14, +0.09% remain in the 1310-12900 area, and […]

US Stock Indexes “Pause to Refresh” After Record Runs

US Stock Indexes “Pause to Refresh” After Record Runs

US Stock Indexes “Pause to Refresh” After Record Runs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks paused to refresh Monday as each of the major Wall Street indexes retreated from record highs  General Electric (NYSE:GE) down 6.3%, saw its biggest 1-day percentage decliner in more than 6 years after a host of brokerages cut their price […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Earnings and Data the focus on Wall Street this week. On the Data Front: Durable goods, New home sales, GDP, Michigan Sentiment Indicator (MSI) final October. On the Earnings Front: So far the responses were tepid but have not hurt the market. The financial held and are […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA saw all resistances broken last Friday. PE DJIA at 22328.63, +0.71% saw all resistances broken, and the index has been sharply rallying to make fresh highs almost daily. While the momentum remains intact, 23400-23500 is seen in the next few days. DAX at 12991.28, +0.01%, dip seen […]

Media Ignores 6th Weekly Gainer as US Stock Market Post Record Highs

Media Ignores 6th Weekly Gainer as US Stock Market Post Record Highs

Media Ignores 6th Weekly Gainer as US Stock Market Post Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Trump Rally Extends Tax Reform ahead Unemployment at lows not seen since 1973 The US stock market hit another all-time high on Friday, but the “fake media” did not spend much time covering that, President Donald Trump Tweeted […]

Financials, Tech Led US Market to Record Highs, Again

Financials, Tech Led US Market to Record Highs, Again

Financials, Tech Led US Market to Record Highs, Again $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Senate takes another step toward tax reform by passing budget blueprint Top-weighted financials and technology sectors show relative strength Technology and Financial stocks lifted Wall Street Friday, as investor optimism received a fresh boost from Washington, where The Trump Administration stepped closer […]

President Trump’s Tax Reform Imminent, as Senate Passes Budget

President Trump’s Tax Reform Imminent, as Senate Passes Budget

President Trump’s Tax Reform Imminent, as Senate Passes Budget $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Late Thursday, Senate Republicans pushed a $4-T budget through in a major step forward for President Trump’s promise of massive tax cuts and reform. The 51-49 vote set the stage for debate later this year to dramatically overhaul the US tax code for […]

US Stocks Hold Record Gains, as USD Declines 

US Stocks Hold Record Gains, as USD Declines 

US Stocks Hold Record Gains, as USD Declines $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, US stocks posted another gainer to finish at a fresh all-time high as gains in defensive shares offset declines sparked by Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL). US Treasuries were flat, the USD fell on speculation the Fed will maintain its gradual approach to rate […]

The $64-T Question, How Long Can This Bull Market Run

The $64-T Question, How Long Can This Bull Market Run

The $64-T Question, How Long Can This Bull Market Run $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $VXX This week the DJIA a made a new all-time high, the 68th of the year, and in this Trump Rally there is no indication of a market correction to be seen on the horizon in the Dow Jones’ BEV chart below. The Dow […]

The Trump Rally Drives DJIA to Record 23,157.60

The Trump Rally Drives DJIA to Record 23,157.60

The Trump Rally Drives DJIA to Record 23,157.60 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The DJIA marked 23,002 Tuesday intra-day, but closed just below the ’round’ mark. This latest 1,000-point increase was covered in half the time it took the index to move from 21,000 to 22,000. Wednesday, the US major stock market indexes finished at: DJIA +160.16 at 23157.60, […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 22997.44, +0.18% has marked my target at 23000, the Bullish momentum looks strong for the coming sessions which could drive DJIA to 23250 realsoon. DAX at 12995.06, -0.07% is trading along the Key resistance at 13000-13050, and could remain sideways for a […]

DJIA Marks 23,000 Intra-day as The Trump Rally Extends

DJIA Marks 23,000 Intra-day as The Trump Rally Extends

DJIA Marks 23,000 Intra-day as The Trump Rally Extends $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) broke above the 23,000 mark intra-day for the 1st time Tuesday, driven by strong earnings from UnitedHealth (NYSE:UHC) and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), finishing the session just below that milestone mark. The index, which surpassed similar […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Global stock indices look Bullish now to me. DJIA could be set up for some more to the North in the coming sessions, Nikkei and DAX may pause to refresh near here. PE DJIA at 22956.96, +0.37% is rising towards 23000-23250 near term. Then a small dip […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 22871.72, +0.13% is headed to my expected 23000-23250 marks near term. Overall my view remains Bullish for this week. DAX at 12991.87, +0.07% made an intra-week high at resistance of 13036 last week and if DAX rises above 13036, could indicate a move […]

US Economy Shifting into High Gear, as Obama Era Reg’s are Shredded

US Economy Shifting into High Gear, as Obama Era Reg’s are Shredded

US Economy Shifting into High Gear, as Obama Era Reg’s are Shredded $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Financials dominated the earnings front Friday after kicking off Q-3 earnings season Thursday The US stock market moved higher on the week, marking new record highs again. The DJIA led the advance, adding 0.4%, as both the NAS Comp and […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 22841.01, -0.14% may have a chance to testing at 23000-23250 near term. DAX at 12982.89, +0.09% may continue to trade sideways and spend some frames without any actual definitive movement. Nikkei at 21003.50, +0.23% has made a multi-year high after breaking above Key […]

The Fed Wants to Take Credit for The Trump Rally

The Fed Wants to Take Credit for The Trump Rally

 The Fed Wants to Take Credit for The Trump Rally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX President Donald Trump is given credit for record-high stock prices following his November election, now a new study published by the Fed suggests the central bank has played a role. Tax cuts were bad news for the stock market in the […]

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