Atlanta Fed: “US Economy Growing at 4.5% Annualized Rate”

Atlanta Fed: “US Economy Growing at 4.5% Annualized Rate”

Atlanta Fed: “US Economy Growing at 4.5% Annualized Rate” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Monday, the Atlanta Fed announced that the US economy is growing at a 4.5% annualized rate in Q-2 following the latest data on strong retail-sales data, the GDPNow forecast model showed. The latest estimate on GDP growth is faster than the […]

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX,$ VXX Several US industries are set to withstand the trade dust-up or even thrive, according to US financial services firm Cowen and Company. China’s recent revisions to tariffs have a clear benefit to luxury retailers, Cowen analysts said in its report. While the […]

US Markets are Comfortable, Now Focused on Earnings

US Markets are Comfortable, Now Focused on Earnings

US Markets are Comfortable, Now Focused on Earnings $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Carry-over momentum from S&P 500 breakout last Thursday drives stocks higher for 3rd session running Top-weighted tech group under-performs, keeping gainers in check Cyclical financials, industrials, and energy groups soar Traders satisfied the President Trump is focused on the business of America […]

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Now, with 6 months of wrangling over trade tariffs with the United States has wiped out 22% and counting of China’s stock market value and driven its currency down sharply. Those moves are just the beginning on what may be coming. Shanghai’s benchmark […]

DJIA Off, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Falls on Taxed Shopping Concern

DJIA Off, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Falls on Taxed Shopping Concern

DJIA Off, Amazon Falls on Taxed Shopping Concern $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US stocks fell Thursday, with the DJIA (DIa) marking an 8th straight decliner, as industrials softened again on trade concerns while Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and other online retailers weakened after a US Supreme Court ruling on state sales tax collection. Amazon dropped as […]

NAS Comp Marks Another Record High Close, Trade Concerns Dampen DJIA

NAS Comp Marks Another Record High Close, Trade Concerns Dampen DJIA

NAS Comp Marks Another Record High Close, Trade Concerns Dampen DJIA $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX China Cannot Win a Tit for Tat Trade War With the US President Donald Trump’s threat to impose a 10% tariff on $200-B of Chinese goods, triggering a tit-for-tat trade war with Beijing, is “extremely good news for the […]

Looking at the DJIA Vs Gold and Silver Long Term

Looking at the DJIA Vs Gold and Silver Long Term

Looking at the DJIA Vs Gold and Silver Long Term $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $MTAFF It is time to reduce exposure to Wall Street and shift the proceeds into Gold, Silver, the precious metals mining companies and the royalty streamers. Let us have a look at the 21st Century Bear markets. The high-tech dot.com bubble ultimately deflated […]

US Economy Can Absorb Hit From China Tensions

US Economy Can Absorb Hit From China Tensions

US Economy Can Absorb Hit From China Tensions $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Now is the right time to pressure China on its trade policies because the US economy is strong enough to absorb uncertainty arising from bi-lateral tensions, White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett said Monday. Mr. Hassett spoke after President […]

American’s Charitable Giving Tops $400-B

American’s Charitable Giving Tops $400-B

American’s Charitable Giving Tops $400-B $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Driven by a rising stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in Y 2017 topped the $400-B mark for the 1st time. The Giving USA report, released Tuesday, said giving from individuals, estates, foundations and corporations reached an estimated […]

The Next 5 Years Dow Jones Industrial Average or the Barron’s Gold Mining Index?

The Next 5 Years Dow Jones Industrial Average or the Barron’s Gold Mining Index?

The Next 5 Years Dow Jones Industrial Average or the Barron’s Gold Mining Index? $DIA, $GLD, $SLV The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DIA) closed the week with its BEV plot under -5% for the 1st time since early March. No small thing for the Bulls, seeing the Dow’s BEV plot rising towards its BEV Zero […]

President Trump’s Tough Talk Driving US Stock Market

President Trump’s Tough Talk Driving US Stock Market

President Trump’s Tough Talk Driving US Stock Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Fears of a trade war is giving boost to some of the smallest companies in the market as well as some of the biggest technology companies. For over 3 months, investors have focused on US negotiations with trading partners including China, Europe, […]

US Labor Market Tightens, Jobless Claims Fall

US Labor Market Tightens, Jobless Claims Fall

US Labor Market Tightens, Jobless Claims Fall $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to a further tightening in labor market conditions. The robust US labor market and firming inflation have cemented expectations the Fed will raise interest rates next week at the FOMC meeting. […]

The Trump Effect: US Trade Deficit Falls on Record Exports, Market Soars

The Trump Effect: US Trade Deficit Falls on Record Exports, Market Soars

The Trump Effect: US Trade Deficit Falls on Record Exports, Market Soars $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US trade deficit fell to a 7-month low in April as exports rose to a record high, lifted by an increase in shipments of industrial materials and soybeans. The US Commerce Department said on Wednesday the trade gap dropped […]

NASDAQ Marks Another All Time High

NASDAQ Marks Another All Time High

NASDAQ Marks Another All Time High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Tuesday as investors were encouraged by US economic data, driving the NASDAQ to finish at another at record high for the 2nd day running, as the technology and consumer discretionary sectors outpreformed Investors remain a bit wary about trade discussions, with Mexico imposing tariffs […]

US Imposes Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum from EU, Canada, Mexico

US Imposes Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum from EU, Canada, Mexico

US Imposes Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum from EU, Canada, Mexico $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US stock market returned to negative territory for the week Thursday, giving back much of Wednesday’s high bounce, as investors digested tariff-related headlines and looked ahead to Friday’s release of the Employment Situation report for May. Thursday, The Trump […]

Investors are Pouring Money into Stock Funds

Investors are Pouring Money into Stock Funds

Investors are Pouring Money into Stock Funds $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investors poured money into US ETFs (stock exchange-traded funds) during the latest week, restoring  a Key pillar of support for markets, data from the Investment Company Institute showed. US-based equity ETFs collected $11.2-B during the week through 16 May, according to the ICI trade group, the […]

President Trump, “Big news coming for American Autoworkers”

President Trump, “Big news coming for American Autoworkers”

President Trump, “Big news coming for American Autoworkers” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US President Donald Trump said that “big news” was coming that would be welcomed by US auto workers, and he suggested it was somehow linked to NAFTA trade talks. “There will be big news coming soon for our great American Autoworkers. After many […]

Americans Report Stronger Finances in President Trump’s 1st Year

Americans Report Stronger Finances in President Trump’s 1st Year

Americans Report Stronger Finances in President Trump’s 1st Year $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The percentage of Americans who report they are doing “at least Okay” financially rose in President Donald Trump’s 1st year in office, according to Fed data published Tuesday. The data was in line with other readings detailing America’s long recovery from the […]

Investors Rotated Over $9-B into US Small Cap Stocks

Investors Rotated Over $9-B into US Small Cap Stocks

Investors Rotated $9-B into US Small Cap Stocks $RUTX, $SPY Last week investor plowed $9-B into US small cap stocks it was a good week. Russell 2000 +5.9% YTD S&P 500 +1.5% YTD Small-cap stocks are showing well in here, even as the benchmark 10-yr T-Note yield rose to a 7-year high. US Treasuries Yield Check […]

Expect Crude Oil Prices to Cool, $80 bbl ‘Unhealthy’

Expect Crude Oil Prices to Cool, $80 bbl ‘Unhealthy’

Expect Crude Oil Prices to Cool, $80 bbl ‘Unhealthy’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $USO, $OIL, $VXX BP (NYSE:BP) CEO Bob Dudley expects a flood of US Shale Oil, and the reopening of OPEC taps to cool the Crude Oil market after price rose above $80 bbl this week. US President Donald Trump’s decision to exit an […]

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, the US economic data showed an acceleration in mid-Atlantic factory activity this month, with manufacturers saying they were boosting employment and asking for higher prices for their products. The combination of a tightening labor market and firming inflation bolsters expectations the Fed will […]

Broad Based Rally, Small Cap Stocks Lead

Broad Based Rally, Small Cap Stocks Lead

Broad Based Rally, Small Cap Stocks Lead $DIA, $SPY, $RUTX, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street’s small caps are beating the The Street The small-cap Russell 2000 finished + 1.0%, closing at a new all-time high Wednesday’s broad based rally saw shares of smaller, domestically focused companies showing strength. The small-cap Russell 2000 finished + 1.0%, finishing […]

Fed’s Williams Sees ‘Neutral’ Interest Rate Lower, Longer

Fed’s Williams Sees ‘Neutral’ Interest Rate Lower, Longer

Fed’s Williams Sees ‘Neutral’ Interest Rate Lower, Longer $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks dip following a the strong start to the month Treasury’s benchmark 10-yr yield above 3.00% Tuesday, Mr. Williams, who will take the helm of the New York Fed on 18 June, said that inflation is nearing the central bank’s 2% target after […]

Big Caps Capture the News, Small Caps Beat ‘The Street’

Big Caps Capture the News, Small Caps Beat ‘The Street’

Big Caps Capture the News, Small Caps Beat ‘The Street’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $SPN President Trump’s historic tax reform driving Small Cap rally Wall Street’s small caps are beating the The Street trading with 2 percentage points of the recent record highs at 1,615.5 on the Russell 2000 The Russell 2000 (RUTX) tracks US small […]

US Consumer Sentiment Running High and Higher

US Consumer Sentiment Running High and Higher

US Consumer Sentiment Running High and Higher $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer sentiment held steady on a gain in American household expectations, according to a University of Michigan report Friday. The MSI held steady at a solid 98.8 for preliminary May, the University of Michigan’s Consumer Survey Center reported. The comparable April reading was also […]

Stocks Break Out, Gold Bulls Patiently Await ‘Turmoil’

Stocks Break Out, Gold Bulls Patiently Await ‘Turmoil’

Stocks Break Out, Gold Bulls Patiently Await ‘Turmoil’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD The Gold market is greeting geopolitical turmoil with a Yawn, as stocks made a strong move North on with the S&P 500 and the NAS Comp each + 1.0%, and the DJIA advancing 0.8%. The precious Yellow metal has dropped for 3 weeks […]

JOLTS Spike, Wage Growth and Inflation Ahead

JOLTS Spike, Wage Growth and Inflation Ahead

JOLTS Spike, Wage Growth and Inflation Ahead $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US job openings aka JOLTS rose to a record high in March, suggesting that a recent slowdown in hiring was probably the result of employers having difficulties finding qualified workers. The monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, released by the Labor Department […]

Look Ahead, Overcome Investing Fear, Win!

Look Ahead, Overcome Investing Fear, Win!

Look Ahead, Overcome Investing Fear, Win! $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX A whole lot of people are fearful about investing in stocks, especially if they have invested little or nothing in the market. The media pundits fill the air with conflicting messages about whether the stock market will continue hitting new highs or is a house […]

US Unemployment Lowest Since 2000, Market Rallies

US Unemployment Lowest Since 2000, Market Rallies

US Unemployment Lowest Since 2000, Market Rallies $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Friday, US President Donald Trump touted the nation’s low unemployment rating and hit out at the ongoing investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia in a Tweet. The unemployment rate fell to 3.9% for the 1st time since Y 2000, according to the Department […]

In a Volatile Market Pay Attention, Keep Cool, Do Not Overreact

In a Volatile Market Pay Attention, Keep Cool, Do Not Overreact

In a Volatile Market Pay Attention, Keep Cool, Do Not Overreact $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks rebound sharply off session lows, benchmark S&P 500 broke back above 200-day MA Heavily-weighted financial sector under-performs as yields decline across the curve Investors cautious ahead of Friday’s release of the April NFPs report Some tips for new investors that […]

This Market Could Be Saying ‘Buy in May’

This Market Could Be Saying ‘Buy in May’

This Market Could Be Saying ‘Buy in May’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX An “upside-down” market may bode well for U.S. stocks, according to JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM). Established patterns look to be off in here, as bonds and equities move in tandem, stock prices climb along with volatility, shares fall despite strong earnings, and money flowed out […]

US Consumer Prices Rise, Inflation Ahead

US Consumer Prices Rise, Inflation Ahead

US Consumer Prices Rise, Inflation Ahead $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer prices (PCE) rose March YTD, with a measure of underlying inflation moving to the Fed’s 2% target. Monday, the rise in the annual inflation gauges reported by the Commerce Department was seen by economists and Fed officials, it is not expected to alter the gradual […]

The US Stock Market Remains in Consolidation Mode

The US Stock Market Remains in Consolidation Mode

The US Stock Market Remains in Consolidation Mode $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $USO The Bull has paused to refresh Fundamentals are Strong Interest rates are low Some pundits are saying that the world markets entered Y 2018 speculating that the most synchronized global economic expansion in a decade was going to get to Hot, but […]

Savvy Managed Money Is Paying Attention to Stocks Aimed a Millennials

Savvy Managed Money Is Paying Attention to Stocks Aimed a Millennials

Savvy Managed Money Is Paying Attention to Stocks Aimed a Millennials $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Monday, hedge fund managers, aka Managed Money, at the high-profile 2018 Sohn Investment Conference in New York pitched stock ideas ranging from online food ordering to home-builders that should benefit from the growing influence of the millennial generation. Millennials, a […]

Stocks ‘Pause to Refresh’, Bitcoin Rallies

Stocks ‘Pause to Refresh’, Bitcoin Rallies

Stocks ‘Pause to Refresh’, Bitcoin Rallies $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $BTCUSD  Bitcoin closed in on its 1st back-to-back weekly gainer this year US Stocks retreated for the 2nd day running Friday Digital assets moved higher Friday as the appetite for currencies expands. Currently, Bitcoin is trading at: 8,517.8154, +218.811, or +2.64%, as of 9:53p BST, the market is […]

US Economy Looks ‘Awfully Good,’ Will Grow Under President Trump

US Economy Looks ‘Awfully Good,’ Will Grow Under President Trump

US Economy Looks ‘Awfully Good,’ Will Grow Under President Trump $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) CEO Lloyd Blankfein is very optimistic about the future under President Donald Trump, declaring that the economy looks “awfully good.” He explained that inflation remains low, causing interest rates and commodity prices to be lower than they normally […]

The Trump Effect on US Economy is Powerful

The Trump Effect on US Economy is Powerful

The Trump Effect on US Economy is Powerful $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Since Trump’s recent tax-reform bill repealed the Obama penalties of the “Individual Mandate,” there is disposable income for working families to use toward investing, not just spending. The Trump Tax Plan will also create more cash to invest for W-2 workers each payday. Plus, the […]

President Trump’s Tax Policies Take Hold, DJIA Cracked Key Resistance

President Trump’s Tax Policies Take Hold, DJIA Cracked Key Resistance

President Trump’s Tax Policies Take Hold, DJIA Cracked Key Resistance $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX President Trump’s Tax Cuts are Awesome The S&P 500 finished higher by 0.8% at 2677.84 after crack its 50-D MA at 2687. The DJIA and the NAS Com also finished a just below their 50-Day MA, adding 0.9% and 0.7%, respectively […]

US Stocks in Consolidation Mode, Not in Bear Market

US Stocks in Consolidation Mode, Not in Bear Market

US Stocks in Consolidation Mode, Not in Bear Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, US stocks bounced, as expectations that lower US taxes will drive corporate earnings added to fading worries about a US military conflict with Russia in Syria. We are seeing some early optimism ahead of earnings season’s kick-off Friday, and there no […]

“China Is the Problem. President Trump Is the Solution”

“China Is the Problem. President Trump Is the Solution”

“China Is the Problem. President Trump Is the Solution” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow rejects the notion that the world is in a trade war, pointing out that China is the reason for escalating tensions. “China is the problem. President Trump is the solution,” Mr. Kudlow said in a TV […]

Americans Rate President Trump Highest on Economy, Wall Street Responds

Americans Rate President Trump Highest on Economy, Wall Street Responds

Americans Rate President Trump Highest on Economy, Wall Street Responds $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Americans evenly divided in their opinions of how President Donald Trump is handling the economy with 46% saying he is doing a good job and 47% saying he is doing a poor job of making the US prosperous, according to researcher Gallup. […]

Selloff in Tech Dragged Broad Market Lower

Selloff in Tech Dragged Broad Market Lower

Selloff in Tech Dragged Broad Market Lower $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks came under pressure in late-afternoon trade Tuesday, as a selloff in the technology sector weighed on Wall Street equities as the market prepares for the Month/Quarter end Squaring. A selloff in technology shares drove US equity indexes lower, with losses accelerating late […]

People are asking: “Has this market topped.”

People are asking: “Has this market topped.”

People are asking: “Has this market topped.” $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Since February 8th when the Dow Jones broke below its -10% BEV line in the chart below, it’s been building a pennant formation. I don’t know how significant it will be when the BEV plot breaks above or below the pennant, as technical analysis in today’s […]

World Markets Fell This Week, Investors Fear Trade Wars

World Markets Fell This Week, Investors Fear Trade Wars

World Markets Fell This Week, Investors Fear Trade Wars $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The world’s stock markets fell Friday on investor fears that a trade conflict between the US and China might would escalate. A 3nd day of losses pushed US stocks to their worst week in 2 years. So far, China’s response to the […]

DJIA Finished Off 724 Points, Markets Do Not Like Trade Wars

DJIA Finished Off 724 Points, Markets Do Not Like Trade Wars

DJIA Finished Off 724 Points, Markets Do Not Like Trade Wars $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The DJIA fell more than 700 pts on trade fears, tumbling back into correction territory as US stocks plunged the most in 6 weeks amid the threat of an escalating trade war with China that has the potential to disrupt global growth. At […]

Fed Hikes, Stocks Fall, Gold Rises

Fed Hikes, Stocks Fall, Gold Rises

Fed Hikes, Stocks Fall, Gold Rises $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $GLD Stocks swung sharply Wednesday afternoon following the release of the FOMC’s policy directive, which increased the fed funds target range by 25 bpts to 1.50%-1.75%. Overall the hike was priced in ahead of the Fed’s expected move. The S&P 500, the NAS Comp, and the […]

Investors ‘Animal Spirit’ Elevated on President Trump’s Leadership

Investors ‘Animal Spirit’ Elevated on President Trump’s Leadership

Investors ‘Animal Spirit’ Elevated on President Trump’s Leadership $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX It has been 14 months since the election victory of President Donald Trump on 8 November 2016. The surprising upset of Hillary R. Clinton awakened Americans “animal spirits” on the economy and risk on investments, they are still aroused. The hard data that […]

Stocks Declined Globally as Expected, FB a Non-issue

Stocks Declined Globally as Expected, FB a Non-issue

Stocks Declined Globally as Expected, FB a Non-issue $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Monday, stocks declined globally as expected, as a technology selloff sent the NAS indexes South of their lofty highs. Government bonds pared losses, Sterling rose on a Brexit breakthrough. Reports of a Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) data breach and Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) efforts to […]

US Businesses Now Open to Hiring More Than 6-M Workers

US Businesses Now Open to Hiring More Than 6-M Workers

US Businesses Now Open to Hiring More Than 6-M Workers $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US employers ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3-M jobs at the end of the month, the most on records dating back 17 years. The Labor Department says the number of job opening soared 645,000 in January, the largest 1-month […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Barron’s Gold Mining Index

Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Barron’s Gold Mining Index

Dow Jones Industrial Average and the Barron’s Gold Mining Index $DIA, $GLD A 98 Year Examination Looking at the market at the close last week, apparently the “policy makers” have once again gotten a handle on the financial markets. In the Dow Jones BEV chart below it did correct 10%; but only for one day, […]

US Retail Sales Slide for 3rd Month Running, Inflation Edges Up

US Retail Sales Slide for 3rd Month Running, Inflation Edges Up

US Retail Sales Slide for 3rd Month Running, Inflation Edges Up $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US retail sales fell for a 3rd straight month in February as households cut back on purchases of motor vehicles and other big-ticket items. Despite signs of cooling in consumer spending, inflation pressures are building, which may allow the Fed […]

US Household Household Wealth is “at pretty dizzying levels right now”

US Household Household Wealth is “at pretty dizzying levels right now”

US Household Household Wealth is “at pretty dizzying levels right now” $DIA, $SPY, $JPM Americans’ wealth rose more than $2-T in Q-4 of last year, pushing further into record territory, thanks to The Trump Bull Market and rising property prices, data from the Fed showed Thursday. According to the Quarterly Fed report, household net worth, […]

President Trump’s Tariffs Announced, Market Jumps

President Trump’s Tariffs Announced, Market Jumps

President Trump’s Tariffs Announced, Market Jumps $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stock finished higher Thursday as investors awaited President Trump’s official approval of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, which he gave just minutes before the close. The S&P 500 finished with a gainer of 0.5%, closing at its best mark of the day, while […]

S&P 500 Finished Higher, Bonds Tumble

S&P 500 Finished Higher, Bonds Tumble

S&P 500 Finished Higher, Bonds Tumble $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks ended Friday’s session higher, paring, as savvy investors believe that President Trump’s tough tariff talk will not translate into the most severe protectionist policies. Treasuries slumped as the Buck fell. The S&P 500 Index finish near session highs paring its weekly decliner to […]

The Trump Effect Continues, Consumer Sentiment High, Stocks Recover

The Trump Effect Continues, Consumer Sentiment High, Stocks Recover

The Trump Effect Continues, Consumer Sentiment Spikes, Stocks Recover $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer sentiment rose in February to the 2nd-highest mark since Y 2004 as tax cuts and a strong job market helped Americans shrug off stock-market volatility, a University of Michigan survey showed Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment (February, Preliminary) Sentiment index rose to […]

PPI Came in ‘Hot’, Traders Shrug it Off, Market Soars

PPI Came in ‘Hot’, Traders Shrug it Off, Market Soars

PPI Came in ‘Hot’, Traders Shrug it Off, Market Soars $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, Wall Street marked it 5th session running of gains, led technology stocks as investors shrugged off inflation worries that may have roiled the markets early this month. Traders shrugged off economic data for a 2nd consecutive session that indicated inflation […]

CPI Came in ‘Hot’, US Stock Market Shrugged it Off and Spiked

CPI Came in ‘Hot’, US Stock Market Shrugged it Off and Spiked

CPI Came in ‘Hot’, US Stock Market Shrugged it Off and Spiked $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The stock market pundits fears about inflation are inflated. Econ 101: No Inflation, No Growth Top-weighted financials and technology sectors lead market higher Wednesday, US stocks finished sharply higher, shrugging off an initial sharp decline in futures pre-market immediately […]

US Stocks Overcome Early Weakness Finishing in the Green

US Stocks Overcome Early Weakness Finishing in the Green

US Stocks Overcome Early Weakness Finishing in the Green $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Tuesday, US stocks overcame early weakness driving the major indices North for the 3rd session running. Fully, 9 of the 11 S&P 500 sectors finished in the Green, with financials (+0.5%), consumer discretionary (+0.5%), and real estate (+0.6%) being the Top performers. […]

US Stock Markets Oversold, Up Strong Again Monday

US Stock Markets Oversold, Up Strong Again Monday

US Stock Markets Oversold, Up Strong Again Monday $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Technology and Financial issues led Wall Street’s Key indexes higher for a 2nd strong session running Monday, with steady bond yields and volatility also helping the stock market bounce back from its worst proformance in 2 years. Helping the market were gains of […]

Insight into the Stock Markets’ ‘Quick’ Correction

Insight into the Stock Markets’ ‘Quick’ Correction

Insight into the Stock Markets’ ‘Quick’ Correction $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX As US stock markets conclude 1 of the worst weeks point-wise in history, below is a list of the Key things to know about the quick 9 day corrective action, as follows: It was driven by technicals, not fundamentals. The ongoing market correction does […]

Monetary Policy is the Engine-of-Inflation

Monetary Policy is the Engine-of-Inflation

Monetary Policy is the Engine-of-Inflation $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Just 2 Friday’s ago, on January 26th The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) made its latest BEV Zero, new all-time high.  Then 9 trading days later on Thursday February 8th it broke below its BEV -10% line in a dramatic fashion. The BEV plot seen below begins at […]

Technically the Stock Market’s Volatility Looks Short Term

Technically the Stock Market’s Volatility Looks Short Term

Technically the Stock Market’s Volatility Looks Short Term $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US equities reclaimed some losses for the week Friday in another volatile trading session. The S&P 500 gained 1.5% The DJIA gained 1.4% The NAS Comp gained 1.4% The Russell 2000 gained 1.0%. The S&P 500 covered a wide range of about 105 […]

Retail Investors Undeterred by Volatile US Stock Market

Retail Investors Undeterred by Volatile US Stock Market

Retail Investors Undeterred by Volatile US Stock Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Financial advisers across the US say that the volatility in the US stock market has not yet curtailed the appetite by small participants to put money in the stock market. Approximately 52% of Americans own stocks either directly or through a mutual fund, […]

Fed: US Stock Market Outlook Unchanged in Growing Economy

Fed: US Stock Market Outlook Unchanged in Growing Economy

Fed: US Stock Market Outlook Unchanged in Growing Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Fed officials played down recent volatility in global stock markets, sounding as resolved to push ahead with gradual increases in interest rates as before the pullback. “Having a bump like this has virtually no consequence in my view of the economic outlook,” […]

DJIA +567.02 Pts After Testing Monday’s Lows

DJIA +567.02 Pts After Testing Monday’s Lows

DJIA +567.02 Pts After Testing Monday’s Lows $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The major US indexes surged Tuesday afternoon after testing to Monday’s lows. The sharp swings come 1 day after the steepest point fall on Wall Street in 6.5 years. Some are saying that investors are fearful that signs of rising inflation and higher interest […]

The Stock Market, “Nothing New Under the Sun.”

The Stock Market, “Nothing New Under the Sun.”

The Stock Market, “Nothing New Under the Sun.” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX  The DJIA dove almost 1,600 points, bottomed and bounced, as expected. Late Monday afternoon, Tom Farley, President of the New York Stock Exchange, said the stock market functioned correctly despite the tumult late in the afternoon. “There’s nothing new under the Sun.” The […]

Stock Traders in Risk Off Mode, DJIA Finished -4.6% on the Day

Stock Traders in Risk Off Mode, DJIA Finished -4.6% on the Day

Stock Traders in Risk Off Mode, DJIA Finished -4.6% on the Day $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stock indexes fell the most in 6.5 years, with the DJIA sinking more than 1,100 points, as the equity selloff extended on rising concern that inflation will force interest rates higher. Volatility came back into US equity markets, […]

DJIA Pullback Linked to Bond Market Not DC Disclosures

DJIA Pullback Linked to Bond Market Not DC Disclosures

DJIA Pullback Linked to Bond Market Not DC Disclosures $DJIA Last week’s US stock market pullback related to movements in the bond market, and not to the release of a GOP House Intel memo that accuses FBI and DOJ investigators of anti-Trump bias, that has indicated President Trump in the Russia probe.  President Trump’s position […]

US Stocks Retreat in Healthy Pullback

US Stocks Retreat in Healthy Pullback

US Stocks Retreat in Healthy Pullback $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Friday, the DJIA suffered its deepest 1 day decliner in almost 2.5 years as stocks pulled back on profit taking, some disappointing earnings from big caps and concerns about higher interest rates ahead. Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), and Chevron (NYSE:CVX) fell following earnings, while Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) rallies to a new all-time […]

Market Health Flashing Green for Economy Growth

Market Health Flashing Green for Economy Growth

Market Health Flashing Green for Economy Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The powers driving  US growth from the financial markets has not been this strong since the late 1990’s. Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s (NYSE:GS) index of financial conditions broke through its Internet bubble trough to reach a record low Monday, signaling that the economy may […]

President Trump Declares ‘America First’ Stocks Surge

President Trump Declares ‘America First’ Stocks Surge

President Trump Declares ‘America First’ Stocks Surge $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $FDX Traders buying momentum keep The Trump Rally going FLASH: Friday, FedEx Corp. (NYSE:FDX) is spending more than $3.2-B on wage increases, bonuses, pension funding and capital investment, due to The Trump Tax Reform signed into law in December. The S&P 500, the DJIA […]

Leading Indicators Up, Trump Tax Cut Momentum Continues

Leading Indicators Up, Trump Tax Cut Momentum Continues

Leading Indicators Up, Trump Tax Cut Momentum Continues $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX An Key economic indicator rose more than expected in December and President Donald Trump’s landmark tax cut will likely push it even higher in the near future. Leading indicators rose 0.6% in December, more than the 0.5% expected by economists surveyed by Reuters. […]

DJIA Posted a New Record High, S&P 500 Flat, NAS Underpreforms

DJIA Posted a New Record High, S&P 500 Flat, NAS Underpreforms

DJIA Posted a New Record High, S&P 500 Flat, NAS Underpreforms $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wednesday, the DJIA marked to a new all-time high, but NAS Comp retreated from records on weakness in Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares.   US stocks have rallied in recent weeks as enthusiasm about US tax cuts adds to optimism at improving […]

The Trump Rally is the Longest in History, 396 Days Running

The Trump Rally is the Longest in History, 396 Days Running

The Trump Rally is the Longest in History, 396 Days Running $SPY Tuesday, US stocks advanced again, as strong results from Netflix helped lift the S&P 500, and NAS Comp, as the DJIA underperformed. The S&P 500 has reached a streak of 396 trading days without a 5% pullback. Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) touched a record high […]

President Trump Right to Take Credit for Booming US Stock Market

President Trump Right to Take Credit for Booming US Stock Market

President Trump Right to Take Credit for Booming US Stock Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks climbed to new records for the 3rd session running Tuesday, as investors took in the latest batch of Q-4 earnings and celebrated the reopening of the federal government. Tuesday, Blackstone (NYSE:BX) CEO Steve Schwarzman says President Donald Trump […]

Trump Rallies into “The January Effect” for the 2nd Year Running

Trump Rallies into “The January Effect” for the 2nd Year Running

Trump Rallies into “The January Effect” for the 2nd Year Running $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Trump ‘Santa Claus’ Rally started the day after Donal J. Trump was elected US President on 8 November 2016, ran throught Christmas 2016, through all of Y 2017, and is still going strong this year, into The January Effect. […]

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