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 […]

The Trump Rally Extends, DJIA Marks Its 8th Straight Record High

The Trump Rally Extends, DJIA Marks Its 8th Straight Record High

The Trump Rally Extends, DJIA Marks Its 8th Straight Record High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The DJIA (Dow Jones Industrial Average) ended on its 8th straight record high Friday, with gains in banks after the NFPs data showed US employers hired more workers than expected in July. The strong jobs report may help clear the […]

Strong US Economy, Strong US Stock Market =Trump Wins Again

Strong US Economy, Strong US Stock Market =Trump Wins Again

Strong US Economy, Strong US Stock Market =Trump Wins Again $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $HD, $AAPL Business guru Ken Langone says that President Donald Trump will easily be re-elected to a 2nd term if the US economy continues to strengthen and the US stock market surges to record highs on a daily basis, this latest streak […]

The Trump Rally Swells Retirement Accounts Balances

The Trump Rally Swells Retirement Accounts Balances

The Trump Rally Swells Retirement Accounts Balances $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Retirement savings account balances have hit all-time highs. A string of record 401(k) and IRA account totals now stretches across three consecutive quarters, according to Q-2 data from Fidelity Investments. The data covers 22,155 companies and 15.1-M 401(k) plan participants, as well as 8.8-M […]

US Media Ignores ‘The Trump Bull Market’

US Media Ignores ‘The Trump Bull Market’

US Media Ignores ‘The Trump Bull Market’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The DJIA finished at another record high Tuesday. Another batch of upbeat earnings reports Top-weighted technology and financials sectors outperform Crude Oil plunges following 6-session rally, weighs on energy stocks Rate-hike concerns tempered a bit following disappointing June Personal Income & June Construction Spending […]

US New Home Sales Rise in June, Prices Fall

US New Home Sales Rise in June, Prices Fall

US New Home Sales Rise in June, Prices Fall $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Sales of new homes rose slightly in June, hitting their highest level in 3 months, as demand for housing remained stiff, according to government data released Wednesday. But prices retreated from an all-time high and supplies rose, suggesting new construction could be […]

US Economic Outlook Improving, Leading Indicators Up

US Economic Outlook Improving, Leading Indicators Up

US Economic Outlook Improving, Leading Indicators Up $DIA,$SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US leading indicators increased 0.6% in June, beating estimates for a 0.4% rise according to economists polled. This is up from a gainer of 0.3% in May, according to the Conference Board. The index is a closely followed indicator for how healthy the US economy […]

Expect DJIA to Trade Above 22,000 in the Coming Weeks, or Days

Expect DJIA to Trade Above 22,000 in the Coming Weeks, or Days

Expect DJIA to Trade Above 22,000 in the Coming Weeks, or Days $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Not unexpected, the Dow Jones made new all-time highs on the last 3 trading days last week. And finished Wednesday +66.02 at 21640.75 for another. The number of BEV Zeros the Dow has made since the November election increases weekly. Since […]

Stocks Rose Across the Board, as Trump Rally Extends

Stocks Rose Across the Board, as Trump Rally Extends

Stocks Rose Across the Board, as Trump Rally Extends $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Stocks rose Wednesday on earnings strength, with the S&P 500 Index and NAS Comp posting records for a 2nd day running. Every S&P 500 sector was higher, with energy stocks and materials companies leading the charge. The energy sector was underpinned […]

NAS Comp Marked Record Highs on Netflix ‘Spike’

NAS Comp Marked Record Highs on Netflix ‘Spike’

NAS Comp Marked Record Highs on Netflix ‘Spike’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $NFLX, $GS A spike in Netflix(NASDAQ:NFLX) boosted the NAS Comp (QQQ) to a record high close Tuesday, while Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) pushed DJIA South as earnings take center stage on Wall Street. The NAS posted its 8 consecutive session of gainers, the […]

US Stock Market Ignores Left Media’s “Hoax” Story

US Stock Market Ignores Left Media’s “Hoax” Story

US Stock Market Ignores Left Media’s “Hoax” Story $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Saturday, US President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that the stock market is at an all time high “despite the Russian hoax story” and that job numbers are looking good. His comment came after a Dow Jones story Saturday that noted Wall Street analysts’ […]

Electrical Power Consumption, Economic Growth and Global Warming

Electrical Power Consumption, Economic Growth and Global Warming

Electrical Power Consumption, Economic Growth and Global Warming $DIA, $GLD, $SLV The DJIA had not seen a new all-time high since June 19 until this week, when it closed at record highs 2 days running. But as the Dow Jones’ BEV chart below shows, last week it closed just 0.53% away from a new all-time […]

Fed Chairwoman Gets Investors Attention Again

Fed Chairwoman Gets Investors Attention Again

Fed Chairwoman Gets Investors Attention Again $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The focus Thursday was Fed Chairwoman Yellen’s testimony before the US Congress as the market posted another record close. Wednesday’s testimony confirmed this year’s next rate hike/s and QE policy tightening process that the market expected, but the discussions about the longer-term Neutral rate of […]

Fed’s Plan to Cut Bond Holdings Could Be “Very Disruptive”

Fed’s Plan to Cut Bond Holdings Could Be “Very Disruptive”

Fed’s Plan to Cut Bond Holdings Could Be “Very Disruptive” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX JPMorgan Chase & Co’s (NYSEJPM) Chairman, Jamie Dimon, said Tuesday that the unwinding of Fed’s bond-buying programs is an unprecedented challenge that may be more disruptive than people think. “We’ve never have had QE like this before, we’ve never had unwinding […]

Industrials Led the Charge into the Close of Q-2

Industrials Led the Charge into the Close of Q-2

Industrials Led the Charge into the Close of Q-2 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Friday, US stocks closed up driven by increases in the industrial and consumer discretionary sectors, while European shares reversed earlier gains and turned lower. Crude Oil continued to climb as concerns about an oversupply faded a bit and the US rig count […]

Lots of “Fast Growth” Ahead for the US Economy

Lots of “Fast Growth” Ahead for the US Economy

Lots of “Fast Growth” Ahead for the US Economy $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX Economists and pundits daily nay-say President Donald Trump’s economic agenda and forecast of 3% growth as fantasy. The consensus is that the economy “can’t possibly grow at 3%,” according to The Wall Street Journal. “Slow growth is the new norm, so get […]

US Home Construction Stalled, Continuing Growth in Question

US Home Construction Stalled, Continuing Growth in Question

US Home Construction Stalled, Continuing Growth in Question $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX May Housing Starts and June Preliminary Consumer Confidence  Starts: -5.5%; 1-family: -3.9% Permits: -4.9%; 1-Family: -1.9% Consumer Confidence: down 2.6 points The downward trend in home construction does not augur well for growth in 2-H Business leaders and owners, whether they are involved […]

The Search is On for a New Fed Chief

The Search is On for a New Fed Chief

The Search is On for a New Fed Chief $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX President Trump’s top economic advisor, Gary Cohn to lead the search for the next Fed chief. President Donald Trump’s relationship with the Fed has been friendly to date, that does not mean Chairwoman Janet Yellen is likely to stay on. Some market […]

Strategist Ignores Tech Dip, Sees 7% S&P 500 Rebound

Strategist Ignores Tech Dip, Sees 7% S&P 500 Rebound

Strategist Ignores Tech Dip, Sees 7% S&P 500 Rebound $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX A respected managed money strategist is not put off by the dip in technology sector and has raised his outlook. RBC Capital strategist Jonathan Golub raised his price target for the S&P 500, citing improving profit growth and “reasonable valuations.” His new […]

Mark Lundeen: Gold and Silver Vs Stocks and Bonds

Mark Lundeen: Gold and Silver Vs Stocks and Bonds

Mark Lundeen: Gold and Silver Vs Stocks and Bonds $GLD, $SLV,$DIA, $GOVT Last  week ended with a new all-time high for the DJIA.  Keep in mind I am still a Big Bear on the stock market, but there’s no need to begin the depression any sooner than is necessary.  Still, I have to be honest […]

Comey’s Testimony: “Still Born”, DJIA Marks Record Highs

Comey’s Testimony: “Still Born”, DJIA Marks Record Highs

Comey’s Testimony: “Still Born”, DJIA Marks Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks were higher in early afternoon trading Thursday after sacked FBI Director James Comey’s testimony was seen by investors as yielding nothing that could affect Donald Trump’s Presidency. The DJIA earlier hit an intra-day record and continued to climb and settled back […]

Some Key Rules When Trading the Markets

Some Key Rules When Trading the Markets

Some Key Rules When Trading the Markets $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX “The investor’s chief problem, and even his worst enemy, is likely to be himself.” – Benjamin Graham Below is a list of the Key stock trading rules when the markets are trading at highs, they are not new. Successful investor use them daily,  the […]

Economic Outlook is Bright, Consumer Spending Rising

Economic Outlook is Bright, Consumer Spending Rising

Economic Outlook is Bright, Consumer Spending Rising $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer spending is stable and relatively high as Americans are more positive than negative about the national economy and fewer adults are unemployed than at any time in the past 16 years, Gallup reports: Their daily self-reports of spending averaged $104, similar to […]

The US Jobs Market is Not Rosy as the Headlines Declare

The US Jobs Market is Not Rosy as the Headlines Declare

The US Jobs Market is Not Rosy as the Headlines Declare $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Question over the strength of today’s job market is Key to understanding the durability of the US economy and the markets looking ahead. The Team at Morningside Hill weighed on the US Jobs numbers today giving us a good […]

US Pulls Out of Paris Climate Accord, Stocks Soar to Record Highs

US Pulls Out of Paris Climate Accord, Stocks Soar to Record Highs

US Pulls Out of Paris Climate Accord, Stocks Soar to Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Our President choose to put American citizens, American energy and American industry 1st, as he promised, Yes!  Thursday, President Donald Trump said that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, “vowing to fulfill my solemn […]

US Pending Home Sales Fell for 2nd Month Running

US Pending Home Sales Fell for 2nd Month Running

US Pending Home Sales Fell for 2nd Month Running $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Contracts to buy previously owned US homes fell for a 2nd month running in April one a supply squeeze, but the housing market recovery remains supported by a strong labor market. The National Association of Realtors(NAR) said Wednesday its Pending Home Sales […]

Soft US Inflation May Warrant Interest Rate “Rethink”

Soft US Inflation May Warrant Interest Rate “Rethink”

Soft US Inflation May Warrant Interest Rate “Rethink” $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX Tuesday, Fed Governor Lael Brainard said soft US inflation may cause her to reassess the path forward for monetary policy should it linger, even as the global economic outlook brightens and US growth looks poised to rebound. “If the soft inflation data persist, […]

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