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. […]

World’s Financial Markets ‘Bloated’ with Liquidity

World’s Financial Markets ‘Bloated’ with Liquidity

World’s Financial Markets ‘Bloated’ with Liquidity $DIA, $GLD, $SLV As far as the market trends I usually follow went last week, nothing new in the broad stock or precious metals markets, more of the same old stuff. The Dow Jones (DJIA) made another new all-time high Wednesday, the 95th since the November 2016 election.  But besides […]

DJIA Post 31%+ Gainer During President Trump’s 1st Year

DJIA Post 31%+ Gainer During President Trump’s 1st Year

DJIA Post 31%+ Gainer During President Trump’s 1st Year $DIA, $SPY The DJIA’s 31%+ gainer during the 1st year of Donald J. Trump’s Presidency is the best since FDR coming out of the Great Depression. The benchmark index has risen more than 31% since Trump’s Inauguration. The S&P 500 rallied 23% during President Trump’s 1st […]

Trump Effect: Market Value Has Grown by $6.9-T to $30.6-T

Trump Effect: Market Value Has Grown by $6.9-T to $30.6-T

Trump Effect: Market Value Has Grown by $6.9-T to $30.6-T $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ The American stock market has added $6.9-T in market capitalization since Donald Trump was elected President, nearly 50% of what the market grew by in all 8 years of The Obama Admin. President Trump’s performance, as measured by the S&P 500, is […]

US Housing Starts Decline, Building Permits Stabilize

US Housing Starts Decline, Building Permits Stabilize

US Housing Starts Decline, Building Permits Stabilize $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US home-building declined in December on a slowdown in the construction of single-family housing units following 2 months of strong gainers. Housing starts decreased 8.2%to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.192-M units, the Commerce Department said on Thursday. November’s sales pace was revised up to […]

DJIA Up Almost 8,000 pts Since Donald Trump’s Election

DJIA Up Almost 8,000 pts Since Donald Trump’s Election

DJIA Up Almost 8,000 pts Since Donald Trump’s Election $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX DJIA Up almost 8,000 points since Donald Trump’s Election! US Energy Sector a Key Driver for the Economy US stocks spiked Wednesday and the DJIA closed above 26,000 for the 1st time as investors’ expectations for higher earnings lifted stocks across all […]

DJIA Marks 26,000, Trump Rally Makes History

DJIA Marks 26,000, Trump Rally Makes History

DJIA Marks 26,000, Trump Rally Makes History $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street’s 3 major market indexes rose sharply Tuesday, with the DJIA hitting the 26,000 mark for the 1st time, as Q-4 earnings season opened in earnest. The DJIA broke above 26,000, the Key resistance, for the 1st time early in the session, paused and […]

The Trump Bull Market Extends, Wall Street at Record Highs

The Trump Bull Market Extends, Wall Street at Record Highs

The Trump Bull Market Extends, Wall Street at Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Buy the dip mentality kicked in Thursday following the 1st dip of the year Wednesday; small caps, transports lead Bull Charge The Wall Street Bulls drove stocks to new highs Thursday as rising Crude Oil prices lifted energy stocks and upbeat […]

Trump Rally Extends, Wall Street Marks New Record Highs

Trump Rally Extends, Wall Street Marks New Record Highs

Trump Rally Extends, Wall Street Marks New Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX  The Trump Rally extends into the New Year for a 6th straight session Economically, if there ever was an “insane” President it was Barack Hussein Obama, HeffX-LTN Industry Watch List Strong: Financials, Healthcare, Industrials Weak: Energy, Technology, Consumer Staples, Utilities, Telecom Services, Real Estate […]

President Trump is ‘Crazy Like a Fox’, Investors Not Afraid

President Trump is ‘Crazy Like a Fox’, Investors Not Afraid

President Trump is ‘Crazy Like a Fox’, Investors Not Afraid $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks rose for a 5th day running, with technology shares bolstering major indexes, as investors continue to price in the impact of tax cuts before corporate earnings season begins later this week. The S&P 500 Index rose 0.2% to a […]

The Trump Way: Prosperity, American Populism

The Trump Way: Prosperity, American Populism

The Trump Way: Prosperity, American Populism $DIA Steve Bannon Down, Market Up  Signals the Resurgence of Real American Populism There were 2 big stories in the 1st week of this New Year: The DJIA soared 577 points, and Steve Bannon ended his political career. Are these two events related? Perhaps more than you might think. […]

The Trump Rally Extends, Stocks Marked Record Highs Each Day This Week

The Trump Rally Extends, Stocks Marked Record Highs Each Day This Week

The Trump Rally Extends, Stocks Marked Record Highs Each Day This Week $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks extend New Year rally for 4th session running. Friday, President Donald Trump pointed out that the DJIA has risen to all-time record highs on his “Make America Great Again” agenda. At the close Friday, the DJIA rose to  , […]

The Trump Bull Market Charges Into 2018, DJIA Breaks 25,000

The Trump Bull Market Charges Into 2018, DJIA Breaks 25,000

The Trump Bull Market Charges Into 2018, DJIA Breaks 25,000 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The macro indicators are telling investors that world economies are doing really well under President Trump’s MAGA policies. Thursday, the DJIA broke above the 25,000 for the 1st time, and other major US indexes posted new records, driven by strong US […]

US Stocks Post Record Highs, as Trump Rally Extends

US Stocks Post Record Highs, as Trump Rally Extends

US Stocks Post Record Highs, as Trump Rally Extends $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX  All 4 major US stock market indices finished at new all-time highs The S&P 500 Index surged past the 2,700-mark Wednesday and other major indexes hit record intra-day highs as technology stocks climbed on indications of strong economic growth in the US […]

The Trump Stock Market Rally Defied the Naysayers in 2017

The Trump Stock Market Rally Defied the Naysayers in 2017

The Trump Stock Market Rally Defied the Naysayers in 2017 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Year 2017 was  full of surprises but market reactions defied conventional wisdom, leaving many a prognosticator 180 degrees out of phase.. Take the global economy; it was strong, yet bond yields went nowhere. NKorea threatened nuclear war, and volatility in US […]

Wall Street Sees Continuing Rise in 2018, Healthy 10-15% Correction Expected

Wall Street Sees Continuing Rise in 2018, Healthy 10-15% Correction Expected

Wall Street Sees Continuing Rise in 2018, Healthy 10-15% Correction Expected $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Bull Market is on track to mark its 9th birthday on 9 March 2018, with the S&P 500 climbing 19.4% in Y 2017, its biggest run since 2013. The drop in the corporate tax rate in Y 2018, to […]

US Pending Home Sales Higher, Housing Supply Short

US Pending Home Sales Higher, Housing Supply Short

US Pending Home Sales Higher, Housing Supply Short $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX More people signed contracts in November to buy homes, with pending sales rose 0.2% as the US housing market copes with a dwindling supply of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of pending home sales was 109.5 […]

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