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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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) […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“If Hillary Would Have Won, Markets Would Have Gone Down”

“If Hillary Would Have Won, Markets Would Have Gone Down”

“If Hillary Would Have Won, Markets Would Have Gone Down” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX DJIA finishes at a fresh record high, as The Trump Rally extends. US President Donald Trump takes a well-deserved victory lap as the stock market has soared since his election victory over Hillary Clinton, as our stock market is at all-time highs […]

Sentiment Indicators are Very Bullishness

Sentiment Indicators are Very Bullishness

Sentiment Indicators are Very Bullishness $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The recent economic reports have been overall positive, and better than expected. Many of those reports were sentiment oriented, reflecting optimism about the future of the economy. Markets responded to the notion of tax reform, with US stock markets providing a steady stream of all time […]

Things Change When Bond Yields Begin to Rise

Things Change When Bond Yields Begin to Rise

Things Change When Bond Yields Begin to Rise $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Last week the DJIA closed at new all-time highs, with Friday’s close being just a whisker from making it 5 days in a row. Looking at the daily closes for the Dow Jones (Blue Plot below) with its 52Wk High Line (Green Plot), since […]

US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on a Positive Week

US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on a Positive Week

US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on a Positive Week $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 eased a bit Friday, ending a 6-day run of record highs as the 1st monthly decliner in US NFPs in 7 years dampened sentiment and pharmacy shares fell on Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) competition concerns. The benchmark’s slight decline follow […]

Trump Rally Extends to Record Highs on Wall Street

Trump Rally Extends to Record Highs on Wall Street

Trump Rally Extends to Record Highs on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX No one is interested in selling this market, signaling that America’s investors are polling Very Positive for President Donald Trump, no matter what the left press is broadcasting, aka Fake News.  Again Thursday, the major US stock market indexes rose to record […]

A Quiet Day on Wall Street, Posting Record Highs

A Quiet Day on Wall Street, Posting Record Highs

A Quiet Day on Wall Street, Posting Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $WFC Wall Street extended The Trump Rally marking record highs Wednesday on quiet trade. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson denied NBC’s report that he considered resigning, allaying fears of fresh turmoil in The Trump Administration. The S&P 500 and the NAS […]

The US Economy Growing Under President Trump’s Policies

The US Economy Growing Under President Trump’s Policies

The US Economy Growing Under President Trump’s Policies $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US economy growing under US President Trump’s developing economic policies. Nevertheless stock market pessimists are warning investors to moderate their optimism over President Donald Trump’s proposed tax cuts. Stocks raced to records last week and again this week, the USD hit a 2-month high and […]

The Trump Rally Extends, Autos, Airlines Advance

The Trump Rally Extends, Autos, Airlines Advance

The Trump Rally Extends, Autos, Airlines Advance $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US economy growing under US President Trump’s developing economic policies. The major US stock indexes posted record high closes Tuesday, helped by gains in airlines and as carmakers rose after strong September vehicle sales. Major automakers posted higher US new vehicle sales in September […]

US Stock Indexes Post Record Highs Despite Las Vegas ‘Horror’ 

US Stock Indexes Post Record Highs Despite Las Vegas ‘Horror’ 

US Stock Indexes Post Record Highs Despite Las Vegas ‘Horror’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 and the DJIA traded just below record highs touched at the open Monday, in a strong start to Q-4, boosted by financials and healthcare stocks and after economic data pointed to underlying strength in the economy. Shares of […]

US Economic Growth Revised Up to 3.1% in Q-2, Stocks Close at Record Highs

US Economic Growth Revised Up to 3.1% in Q-2, Stocks Close at Record Highs

US Economic Growth Revised Up to 3.1% in Q-2, Stocks Close at Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street edged higher Thursday, as the S&P 500 marked a record high, while investors show confidence that President Donald Trump will make progress on his tax reform plan. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said President Trump’s […]

The Market Update for September

The Market Update for September

The Market Update for September $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $GLD, $SLV The Dow Jones (NYSEArca:DIA) made 7 new BEV Zeros (new all-time highs) in the past 3 weeks; it cannot make a decent correction if it continues doing that.  And that’s one thing this market needs to do – make a decent correction.  The Dow Jones […]

US Investors Cheer President Trump’s Tax Reform Plan

US Investors Cheer President Trump’s Tax Reform Plan

US Investors Cheer President Trump’s Tax Reform Plan $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wednesday, US President Donald Trump said his tax-reform plan would “deliver historic tax relief to the American people” and would “dramatically reform America’s outdated, complex, and extremely burdensome tax code.” “It’s a relic,” President Trump told a crowd at the State Fairgrounds in […]

Fed May Have Misjudged Low Inflation

Fed May Have Misjudged Low Inflation

Fed May Have Misjudged Low Inflation $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Expect President Trump to fill the Fed vacancies with pro-growth advocates. Econ 101, No inflation, No growth. Tuesday, the expected outgoing Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen acknowledged that the central bank is puzzled by the persistence of unusually low inflation and that it might have […]

Fed Must See Higher Prices Before Another Rate Hike

Fed Must See Higher Prices Before Another Rate Hike

Fed Must See Higher Prices Before Another Rate Hike $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Federal Reserve should wait until there are clear signs that American paychecks and prices are rising before raising interest rates again, a Fed bank president and FOMC voter, said Monday, warning that moving too fast would be a policy “misstep.” Chicago […]

Warning, SEC Breach May Impact Trillions of Dollars

Warning, SEC Breach May Impact Trillions of Dollars

Warning, SEC Breach May Impact Trillions of Dollars $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $EFX A breach discovered in a Key US Securities and Exchange Commission filings systems in Y 2016 can impact “trillions of dollars,” cybersecurity. It is the same issue as Equifax (NYSE:EFX), as they are supposed to be the guardians of trusted information. Equifax is […]

US Household Wealth Up $1.7-T, Another Record Under President Trump

US Household Wealth Up $1.7-T, Another Record Under President Trump

US Household Wealth Up $1.7-T, Another Record Under President Trump $SPY The wealth of US  households rose to $96.2-T in Q-2 of this year, as US stock prices hit record highs and home values continued to climb, a report by the Fed showed Thursday. That compares to a downwardly revised $94.5-T tally for household net […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average Marks Another Record High

Dow Jones Industrial Average Marks Another Record High

Dow Jones Industrial Average Marks Another Record High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Trump Effect is preventing a US stock market crash Robert Shiller is warning investors that just 1 aspect is keeping today’s high-flying stock market from crashing like it did in Y 1929. The Yale University economics professor explained that there’s one vital […]

US Housing Starts Fall for 2nd Month Running, Stocks Mark Record Highs

US Housing Starts Fall for 2nd Month Running, Stocks Mark Record Highs

US Housing Starts Fall for 2nd Month Running, Stocks Mark Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 is at new highs for the 7th session running as The Trump Rally extends US home-building fell for a 2nd straight month in August, as a rebound in the construction of single-family houses was offset by […]

US Stock Indexes Mark New Record Highs, Financials Lead

US Stock Indexes Mark New Record Highs, Financials Lead

US Stock Indexes Mark New Record Highs, Financials Lead $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The major US stock market indexes are trading at record marks driven by gains in financial, technology and industrial stocks, with focus on the FOMC’s policy meet Tuesday and Wednesday, as The Trump Rally extends. Shares of the major banks, including Bank […]

Face It People, The Trump Economic Boom Is Here

Face It People, The Trump Economic Boom Is Here

Face It People, The Trump Economic Boom Is Here $DIA (DJIA) Have you noticed, that through the mist of Russia, James Comey, Charlottesville and now 2 monster hurricanes, that the US economy is booming faster than it has since the late Clinton years, well have you? This is undeniable. In the last year of The […]

US Job Openings (JOLTS)Hit Record High, Qualified Workers Scarce

US Job Openings (JOLTS)Hit Record High, Qualified Workers Scarce

US Job Openings (JOLTS)Hit Record High, Qualified Workers Scarce $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Trump Rally extends, US stocks mark record high, again, led by financials, Apple sags. US  job openings aka JOLTS, rose to a record high in July, suggesting a slowdown in job growth in August was an aberration and that the labor market […]

US Stocks to Record Highs, Rate Hikes, NKorea, Irma Fears Fade

US Stocks to Record Highs, Rate Hikes, NKorea, Irma Fears Fade

US Stocks to Record Highs, Rate Hikes, NKorea, Irma Fears Fade $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Trump Rally extends, as President Trump’s approval ratings soar. Monday, the S&P 500 rose 1%+ to a record high close, as Fed rate hike fear abated, Irma caused less damage than expected in Florida, and NKorea decided not to […]

Rebuilding After Hurricanes Will Boost US Economy

Rebuilding After Hurricanes Will Boost US Economy

Rebuilding After Hurricanes Will Boost US Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said back-to-back hurricanes in Q-3 will  lead to increased economic activity over the long run despite any tragic consequences. The storms could (will) influence the timing of the next interest-rate increase, although above-trend growth does […]

US Consumer Comfort Falls After 7 Straight Weekly Gainers

US Consumer Comfort Falls After 7 Straight Weekly Gainers

US Consumer Comfort Falls After 7 Straight Weekly Gainers $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Americans’ confidence eased from a 16-year high last week, though relatively high optimism should continue to support spending, according to the Consumer Comfort Index figures released Thursday. Highlights of Consumer Comfort, Week Ended 3 September Consumer comfort measure fell to 52.6 from […]

US Economic Growth Picking Up, Inflation Muted

US Economic Growth Picking Up, Inflation Muted

US Economic Growth Picking Up, Inflation Muted $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US economy expanded at a moderate pace in July through mid-August, but signs of an acceleration in inflation are muted, the latest survey conducted by the Fed showed Wednesday. “Prices rose modestly overall across the country,” the central bank said in its Beige […]

Hurricane Irma, Most Expensive Storm in US History?

Hurricane Irma, Most Expensive Storm in US History?

Hurricane Irma, Most Expensive Storm in US History? $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Hurricane Irma, a category 5 Storm rolling across the Atlantic, is on a path to strike Florida and could be the most expensive storm in US history, a weather expert predicted. Given the potential magnitude of this storm as well as the potential […]

US Consumer Spending Up, Inflation Down, USD Falling

US Consumer Spending Up, Inflation Down, USD Falling

US Consumer Spending Up, Inflation Down, USD Falling $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer spending rose a bit in July and annual inflation increased at its slowest pace since late Y 2015, diminishing expectations of a Fed interest rate hike in December. Inflation remains low even as the labor market is near full employment, a […]

Gold Rises to 2017 Highs on NKorea Missile Test, Stocks Ignore Event

Gold Rises to 2017 Highs on NKorea Missile Test, Stocks Ignore Event

Gold Rises to 2017 Highs on NKorea Missile Test, Stocks Ignore Event $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investors Shrug Off NKorean Missile Launch Gold rallied to the highest level this year after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan, boosting haven demand. Palladium extended a rally and platinum rose above $1,000 an ounce. NKorea rattled […]

US Market’s Finished Flat to Unchanged, Harvey the Focus

US Market’s Finished Flat to Unchanged, Harvey the Focus

US Market’s Finished Flat to Unchanged, Harvey the Focus $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 and DJIA finished flat to unchanged Monday, with energy and bank shares lower as Tropical Storm Harvey crippled the US energy hub in Texas. Harvey, the most powerful hurricane to strike the US state in more than 50 years […]

US Consumer Confidence at 16-Year High, Sign of Sustained Spending

US Consumer Confidence at 16-Year High, Sign of Sustained Spending

US Consumer Confidence at 16-Year High, Sign of Sustained Spending $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Consumer confidence, including views about the US economy, last week marked a 16-year high, indicating spending will remain solid. Confidence among Republicans rose to an almost 10-year high, while comfort of independents was strongest in more than 16 years, Democrats are […]

On Market Breadth and NYSE 52Wk Highs and Lows

On Market Breadth and NYSE 52Wk Highs and Lows

On Market Breadth and NYSE 52Wk Highs and Lows $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Here’s the Bear’s Eye View (BEV) for the Dow Jones (DJIA) going back to January 1982, a period of market history that covers the entire August 1982 to August 2017 market advance. What’s a BEV plot? It displays the market exactly as Mr […]

There is No Need for a Government Shutdown

There is No Need for a Government Shutdown

There is No Need for a Government Shutdown $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wednesday, the US stock market moved lower on come concern of a potential government shutdown and following a report that highlighted a disagreement between President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Wall Street cheered Tuesday reports suggesting that White House aids and […]

US Market Rallies on Positive Trump Tax Cut News

US Market Rallies on Positive Trump Tax Cut News

US Market Rallies on Positive Trump Tax Cut News $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks finished up Tuesday, with the 3 major indexes posting their best 1-day gainers in over a week, as lawmakers’ comments on tax reform and the debt ceiling boosted investor optimism. Wall Street rallied Tuesday as participants “bought the dip” that […]

There is No Chance the US Debt Limit will Not be Raised

There is No Chance the US Debt Limit will Not be Raised

There is No Chance the US Debt Limit will Not be Raised $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there is “Zero chance” Congress will allow the country to default on its debt by voting to not increase the borrowing limit. Senator McConnell’s comments came Monday during a joint appearance in […]

There is Little Fear in World Stock Markets Now

There is Little Fear in World Stock Markets Now

There is Little Fear in World Stock Markets Now $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The stock markets do not fear NKorea, and they do not fear the extreme left’s attack on US President Donald Trump Risk assets across the globe, despite high valuations, have recovered nicely from a sell-off triggered by concerns about a NKorean nuclear […]

US Stocks React to Overbought Market Conditions

US Stocks React to Overbought Market Conditions

US Stocks React to Overbought Market Conditions $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD US stocks retreated Thursday following the Asian and EU markets, with the S&P 500 Index giving up 1.5%, and a measure of market volatility was up, but still in Neutral mode. US Treasuries rose with the Japanese Yen as investors sought havens, Gold […]

Risk Appetite Returns, Investors Pour $1.48-B into Tech ETF

Risk Appetite Returns, Investors Pour $1.48-B into Tech ETF

Risk Appetite Returns, Investors Pour $1.48-B into Tech ETF $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investors sank $1.48-B into the PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1 Tuesday. That’s the 4th-largest inflow into the industry’s benchmark exchange-traded fund in the past 5 years, and the 2nd-biggest commitment among US-listed ETFs in yesterday’s trading session. Valuation fears and fragile market […]

Investors are saying, “Stocks Are Too Expensive”

Investors are saying, “Stocks Are Too Expensive”

Investors are saying, “Stocks Are Too Expensive” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Caution Signals Blinking Many professional investors (46%) saying stock markets are overvalued, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s monthly fund manager poll showed Tuesday. The survey, which polled 202 asset managers with $587-B under management, was carried out between 4-10 August, and showed cash levels […]

A 5 to 10% Pullback in the Market will be Bullish

A 5 to 10% Pullback in the Market will be Bullish

A 5 to 10% Pullback in the Market will be Bullish And Low Inflation in the US is Like a Tax Cut for the Economy Economist Larry Kudlow, a former adviser to President Ronald Reagan, said he is Bullish stocks because profits are rising, inflation is low and consumer confidence is high. “I’m very Bullish […]

The Financial Markets are Ignoring the Saber Rattling

The Financial Markets are Ignoring the Saber Rattling

The Financial Markets are Ignoring the Saber Rattling $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Financial markets have not reacted much to the escalation in tensions between the US and NKorea, and that is largely because in the worst-case scenario it is impossible to guess an appropriate price for things like stocks and bonds. It’s hard to price […]

Gains in Big Tech Driving Stock Indexes to Record Highs

Gains in Big Tech Driving Stock Indexes to Record Highs

Gains in Big Tech Driving Stock Indexes to Record Highs $QQQ Gainers in big technology companies helped lift the market higher Monday once again into record territory. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at an all-time high, as did the DJIA. The latest gain extended the Dow’s winning streak to 10 days running. Traders […]

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