The Trump Effect: Atlanta Fed Keeps GDP Forecast at 4.4%

The Trump Effect: Atlanta Fed Keeps GDP Forecast at 4.4%

The Trump Effect: Atlanta Fed Keeps GDP Forecast at 4.4% $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wednesday, the S&P 500 finished with a gainer of 0.1%, driven by financial shares, which rallied on another rise in interest rates. The blue-chip DJIA outperformed, adding 0.6%, the NAS Comp  lagged, closing lower by 0.1%, and the small-cap Russell […]

President Trump is “Guiding Hottest Economy in World”

President Trump is “Guiding Hottest Economy in World”

President Trump is “Guiding Hottest Economy in World” The US National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said America’s economy is leading the rest of the world by returning to a basic approach of cutting taxes and burdensome regulation to allow businesses to freely flourish with government oppression. “The U.S. is the hottest economy in the […]

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom $USD, $AUD, $NZD Franklin Templeton Investments says the rout in emerging markets may be nearing a bottom, but says that there are still countries like the Philippines that will suffer. Given the uncertainty, the money manager is keeping a net neutral USD position, while making trades including shorting the Philippine […]

Hurricane Florence Will Not ‘Move the Needle’ on US Economy

Hurricane Florence Will Not ‘Move the Needle’ on US Economy

Hurricane Florence Will Not ‘Move the Needle’ on US Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross predicts that Hurricane Florence will not be devastating to the overall US economic, despite any financial damage to North and South Carolina. “Overall, it’s not going to move the national economy,” Ross said Thursday while touring […]

 The Trump Economy Is ‘Killing It’ Right Now

 The Trump Economy Is ‘Killing It’ Right Now

 The Trump Economy Is ‘Killing It’ Right Now $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow urges all Americans to give President Donald Trump’s negotiating strategy more time because the “entire world” will benefit if all goes if planned because he “is doing the Lord’s work.” As evidence, Mr. Kudlow offers the […]

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth $SPY, $MME=F, $GS,$JPM, $C, $BAC, $DB Wall Street economists are sticking with their forecasts for the global economy to enjoy its strongest growth since the start of the decade even as emerging markets wobble and trade disputes escalate. The Big Q: The reason? The Bit A: The US is […]

US Household Incomes Rise for 3rd Year Running

US Household Incomes Rise for 3rd Year Running

US Household Incomes Rise for 3rd Year Running The median US household income rose for a 3rd year running in Y 2017 and the poverty rate declined further, government data showed on Wednesday. The Census Bureau says incomes for a typical household, adjusted for inflation, rose 1.8%, from $60,309 in Y 2016 to $61,372. The Census Bureau […]

NKorea’s 70th Anni Parade “a big and very positive statement”

NKorea’s 70th Anni Parade “a big and very positive statement”

NKorea’s 70th Anni Parade “a big and very positive statement” Sunday, US President Donald Trump saluted NKorean leader Kim Jong Un Sunday for holding a massive military parade “without the customary display of nuclear missiles” to celebrate his country’s 70th Anniversary. “This is a big and very positive statement from NKorea. Thank you To Chairman […]

Annual Wages Rise Most Since 2009 as US Adds 201,000 Jobs

Annual Wages Rise Most Since 2009 as US Adds 201,000 Jobs

Annual Wages Rise Most Since 2009 as US Adds 201,000 Jobs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US job growth accelerated in August and wages notched their largest annual increase in more than 9 years, the clearest signs that the economy was so far weathering The Trump Administration’s escalating trade dispute with China. The Labor Department’s closely […]

The Trump Effect: Low Unemployment Makes Economy ‘as Good as it Gets’

The Trump Effect: Low Unemployment Makes Economy ‘as Good as it Gets’

The Trump Effect: Low Unemployment Makes Economy ‘as Good as it Gets’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Current economic conditions are “as good as it gets” for the Fed, a Key policymaker said Thursday. Looking ahead, investors will receive the Employment Situation report for August Friday, the consensus expecting an increase of 187,000 in NFPs, an […]

Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-3 GDP Prediction to 4.7%

Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-3 GDP Prediction to 4.7%

Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-3 GDP Prediction to 4.7% $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The next GDPNow update is Wednesday, 5 September. The US economy is growing at a 4.7% annualized rate in Q-3, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed on Tuesday, following the latest data on construction spending and factory activity. This is now […]

“America’s Economy Firing on All Cylinders”

“America’s Economy Firing on All Cylinders”

“America’s Economy Firing on All Cylinders” A Salute to All American Worker on Labor Day US Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta spent Labor Day visiting the Chicago branch of the nation’s largest police union — and posting several tweets praising President Donald Trump’s job-focused policies. “Our nation’s brave members of law enforcement work on the front lines each […]

The Trump Effect: 83% of Executives Say, “US Business Is Booming”

The Trump Effect: 83% of Executives Say, “US Business Is Booming”

The Trump Effect: 83% of Executives Say, “US Business Is Booming” $SPY, $RUTX The Trump Effect has US businesses doing better now than it was 2 years ago, according to 83% of executives surveyed in the The Zogby Poll from Zogby Analytics, and more than 75% see more high times ahead. “An overwhelming majority [83 […]

Atlanta Fed’s Q-3 GDP Estimate at 4.1%

Atlanta Fed’s Q-3 GDP Estimate at 4.1%

Atlanta Fed’s Q-3 GDP Estimate at 4.1% The US economy is expanding at a 4.1% annualized rate in Q-3, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s latest GDPNow forecast model showed, following the release of the advanced economic indicators from the US Census earlier this week. This was slower than the 4.6% GDP growth pace calculated by the […]

US Economy Grows Most in 4 Years

US Economy Grows Most in 4 Years

US Economy Grows Most in 4 Years US economic growth has come in stronger than initially estimated in Q-2, posting its best performance in nearly 4 years, as businesses boosted spending on software and imports declined. Gross domestic product (GDP) increased at a 4.2% annualized rate, the US Commerce Department said Wednesday in its 2nd […]

US Consumers Financial Stress Falls to All-Time Low on Rising Incomes

US Consumers Financial Stress Falls to All-Time Low on Rising Incomes

US Consumers Financial Stress Falls to All-Time Low on Rising Incomes  August Consumer Confidence (actual 133.4, consensus 126.5, prior 127.9) Note: August marks the 2nd time this year that financial stress levels have reached an all-time low, with the previous instance occurring in May, when the Index dropped to 49.9. Further, our stress indicator has […]

France’s Socialist Experiment Has Collapsed Its Economy

France’s Socialist Experiment Has Collapsed Its Economy

France’s Socialist Experiment Has Collapsed Its Economy “This is going to be a real bloodbath for the state and the public services,” French President Emmanuel Macron’s government must tackle social spending in the next wave of its reforms even though France will face a weaker growth outlook in next year. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said […]

President Trump on the Economy, “you haven’t seen anything yet!”

President Trump on the Economy, “you haven’t seen anything yet!”

President Trump on the Economy, “you haven’t seen anything yet!” President Trump has earned good marks in  his handling of the economy. US President Donald Trump cheered the economic growth that has occurred during his Presidency, tweeting early Friday that he’s just getting started. “Target (NYSE:TGT)CEO raves about the Economy. ‘This is the best consumer […]

Dems Facing an ‘Almost Impossible Map’ to Retake Senate

Dems Facing an ‘Almost Impossible Map’ to Retake Senate

Dems Facing an ‘Almost Impossible Map’ to Retake Senate Political analyst dubs it an almost impossible map, many others are even less optimistic. But despite the Democrats’ long odds to retake the US Senate in November’s congressional elections, party strategists meeting in Chicago this week say the escalating legal troubles of President Donald Trump’s former […]

 US Investors are Ignoring Political Drama, the ‘Economy’s Everything

 US Investors are Ignoring Political Drama, the ‘Economy’s Everything

 US Investors are Ignoring Political Drama, the ‘Economy’s Everything $SPY National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said stock-market investors are apparently ignoring any White House political turbulence because the robust economy is proof President Donald Trump’s strategy is working. The Bull market on Wall Street set history this week when it eclipsed the S&P 500’s […]

The Chinese Economy “looks terrible, it is collapsing”

The Chinese Economy “looks terrible, it is collapsing”

The Chinese Economy “looks terrible, it is collapsing” $USDCNY President Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the Chinese economy “looks terrible.” Asked by President Donald Trump to assess China’s prospects this week at a cabinet meeting,Mr.  Kudlow declared that “their economy is just heading South,” citing “the latest batch of numbers” from China’s markets. “I’m not a […]

Pauline Hanson on Immigration in Australia

Pauline Hanson on Immigration in Australia

Last week Senator Pauline Hanson introduced her Plebiscite (Future Migration level) Bill 2018 to the Senate. The Bill proposes to give voters a say on whether Australia’s immigration levels are too high by casting a vote at the next general election. “For years the people of Australia have had immigration and population levels dictated to […]

Americans are Shopping, Retail Sales Up Sharply in July

Americans are Shopping, Retail Sales Up Sharply in July

Americans are Shopping, Retail Sales Up Sharply in July $M, $WMT, $COST, $AMZN Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that confident consumers are helping drive strong economic growth. The US Commerce Department says retail sales rose at a 0.5% annual rate in July, after a 0.2% […]

As Turkey’s Economy and Lira Dive, Erdogan ‘Pleads’ for Relief

As Turkey’s Economy and Lira Dive, Erdogan ‘Pleads’ for Relief

As Turkey’s Economy and Lira Dive, Erdogan ‘Pleads’ for Relief Saturday, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said it was wrong of the United States to try to bring Turkey into line with threats, a day after President Donald Trump 2X’d tariffs on Turkish metal imports as the row esclated. The 2 governments have been at odds […]

Global Growth Could be on the Brink of Stalling

Global Growth Could be on the Brink of Stalling Trade expansion will likely slow further in the third quarter of 2018, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) latest World Trade Outlook Indicator (WTOI) indicated on Thursday. The most recent WTOI reading of 100.3 is below the previous value of 101.8 and just above the baseline value […]

Economic Outlook for Australia

Economic Outlook for Australia

Statement by Philip Lowe, Governor: Monetary Policy Decision At its meeting today, the Board decided to leave the cash rate unchanged at 1.50 per cent. The global economic expansion is continuing. A number of advanced economies are growing at an above-trend rate and unemployment rates are low. Growth in China has slowed a little, with […]

Perez and Pelosi Do Not Like President Trump’s Economic Policies

Perez and Pelosi Do Not Like President Trump’s Economic Policies

Perez and Pelosi Do Not Like President Trump’s Economic Policies Key Dem party leaders do not agree with or like US President Donald Trump in part because  his economic policies following a July jobs report that showed the U.S. added 157,000 jobs and unemployment fell to 3.9% Friday. Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez released […]

Mental Health Issues Cost the US Economy Billions

Mental Health Issues Cost the US Economy Billions

Mental Health Issues Cost the US Economy Billions  Mental health days are costing the US economy billions in income growth, and that number is expected to increase dramatically over the next few years, according to a June study published in the Review of Regional Studies. Drawing upon economic and demographic data from between Ys 2008 and 2014, […]

Democrats are Running on Socialism and Anger

Democrats are Running on Socialism and Anger

Democrats are Running for Election on Socialism and Anger They have No message, No messenger and No money Friday’s news that America’s economy continues to grow with more jobs and less unemployment under President Donald Trump, Democrats are running scared because “they have no message, they have no messenger,’  a national spokesperson for the our […]

Elon Musk and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Have Made 100’s of Millions from California’s EV Mandate.

Elon Musk and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Have Made 100’s of Millions from California’s EV Mandate.

Elon Musk and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Have Made 100’s of Millions from California’s EV Mandate $TSLA The Trump Administration proposed rolling back Hussein Obama-era fuel economy standards, including withdrawing California’s authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from cars and mandate EVs The decision not only sets up the White House for another legal battle with California, […]

President Trump Hammers Mainstream Media as ‘Fake, Fake Disgusting News’ at Pennsylvania Rally

President Trump Hammers Mainstream Media as ‘Fake, Fake Disgusting News’ at Pennsylvania Rally

President Trump Hammers Mainstream Media as ‘Fake, Fake Disgusting News’ at Pennsylvania Rally President Donald Trump unleashed his grievances Thursday at a Pennsylvania campaign rally in which he cast journalists as his true political opponents. President Trump ‘barnstormed’ in a state that he took from the Democrats in Y 2016 and that is home to […]

Fed’s FOMC Votes 8-0 to Leave Fed Fund’s Rate Unchanged 

Fed’s FOMC Votes 8-0 to Leave Fed Fund’s Rate Unchanged 

Fed’s FOMC Votes 8-0 to Leave Fed Fund’s Rate Unchanged $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RTUX, $VXX The FOMC left the benchmark interest rate unchanged, and reiterating their plan to gradually lift borrowing costs to keep the economy expanding at a healthy pace. Economic activity has been “rising at a strong rate,” and the unemployment rate “has […]

President Trump Hails the “Amazing” 4.1% Q-2 Economic Growth Rate

President Trump Hails the “Amazing” 4.1% Q-2 Economic Growth Rate

President Trump Hails the “Amazing” 4.1% Q-2 Economic Growth Rate “the President’s policies are working,and not just on the top line, but in the details” Friday from the White House, US President Donald Trump hailed the “amazing” 4.1% Q-2 GDP rate, as the fastest pace since Y 2014, as proof that “we’ve accomplished an economic […]

US Economy Not Harmed by President Trump’s International Trade Dust-ups

US Economy Not Harmed by President Trump’s International Trade Dust-ups

US Economy Not Harmed by President Trump’s International Trade Dust-ups Shayne and I expect China to align with the US’s sloution, as it cannot afford not to. Saturday, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the overall US economy has not been harmed by the trade battles set off by President Donald Trump’s get-tough policies, […]

The US Economy, ‘Nothing Succeeds Like Success’

The US Economy, ‘Nothing Succeeds Like Success’

The US Economy, ‘Nothing Succeeds Like Success’ White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Wednesday that “there’s no recession in sight” for the American economy and that President Donald Trump “is on the right track” with his economic agenda. “There’s no recession in sight,” Mr. Kudlow said. “The American economy is in very good shape,” […]

China Focused on Improving Economy

China Focused on Improving Economy

China will work to tackle the weak areas in its business environment to further improve overall competitiveness and sustain the sound momentum of steady economic performance, the State Council’s executive meeting chaired by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday. The Chinese government places high importance on improving the country’s business environment. Li has urged government […]

US Industrial Production Driving Economy

US Industrial Production Driving Economy

US Industrial Production Driving Economy US industrial production increased in June, boosted by a sharp rebound in manufacturing and further gains in mining output, the latest sign of robust economic growth in Q-2. But, a strong USD and shortage of workers pose a risk to production, with factory surveys suggesting some strain in the supply […]

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 […]

Trade War: It’s Still Boom Time in China

Trade War: It’s Still Boom Time in China

Trade War: It’s Still Boom Time in China China’s gross domestic product expanded 6.8 percent year on year in the first half of 2018 to about 41.90 trillion yuan (6.27 trillion U.S. dollars), data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed Monday. In the second quarter, China’s GDP rose 6.7 percent year on year, […]

Trump-Pence: Week 76 in the Oval Office

Trump-Pence: Week 76 in the Oval Office

Trump-Pence: Week 76 in the Oval Office SUPREME COURT NOMINEE President Trump announced his new Supreme Court nominee to a national audience this week. Countless legal experts, former colleagues, and even fake news anchors hailed the President’s nomination, with one blue state editorial board noting that “Kavanaugh’s record defies challenge.” Now we need Americans to […]

President Trump’s Stimulus to Boost Economy for ‘at Least’ 3 Years

President Trump’s Stimulus to Boost Economy for ‘at Least’ 3 Years

President Trump’s Stimulus to Boost US Economy for ‘at Least’ 3 Years $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Thursday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he believes the US economy remains in a “good place,” with recent government tax and spending programs likely to boost GDP (gross domestic product) for perhaps 3 years. “I think the […]

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble Banks in Australia are gearing up for slight increases in interest rates, but in an overly inflated market this may well mean disaster for many and a correction in prices across the country. The smaller lenders are already moving rates higher but so far the big 4 […]

China Switches Focus Away from USA

China Switches Focus Away from USA

Companies from China and the United States are concerned about the impact of trade tensions between the world’s top two economies after the United States began imposing a 25-percent additional tariff on Chinese products worth 34 billion U.S. dollars Friday. China’s customs authority announced that additional tariffs for some imports from the United States worth […]

Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-2 GDP View to 4.1%

Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-2 GDP View to 4.1%

Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-2 GDP View to 4.1% The US economy is growing at a 4.1% annualized rate in Q-2 following the latest data on consumer spending, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed Monday. The latest estimate on gross domestic product growth was slower than the 3.7 percent pace estimated Friday, the Atlanta Fed said. […]

President Donald Trump: the Right Man, at the Right Time

President Donald Trump: the Right Man, at the Right Time

President Donald Trump: the Right Man, at the Right Time Promises Made, Promises Kept, Laser Focused on Making America Great Again A Supreme Court vacancy just opened, another, perhaps 2 coming, offering President Trump the unique opportunity to shape the court for decades. The current court handed him 2 favorable rulings this week alone. There’s […]

The Trump Effect: Iran’s Leaders Struggling to Defend Economy From US Sanctions

The Trump Effect: Iran’s Leaders Struggling to Defend Economy From US Sanctions

The Trump Effect: Iran’s Leaders Struggling to Defend Economy From US Sanctions $OIL Iran is looking to ways to keep exporting Crude Oil and other measures to counter US economic sanctions. Since last month, when US President Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear which lifted most sanctions in Y 2015, Iran’s rial has dropped […]

China Reacts to Trade War

China Reacts to Trade War

China has announced sectors of the economy where it will ease foreign investment rules, with leaders stepping up efforts to portray the country as opening up as they prepare for a possible trade war with the United States. The new “negative list” outlines key reforms in the financial sector while dropping restrictions in areas including […]

US Economy: Big Q-2 GDP Numbers are Expected

US Economy: Big Q-2 GDP Numbers are Expected

US Economy: Big Q-2 GDP Numbers are Expected $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Thursday, investors will receive the 3rd estimate for Q-2 GDP +the weekly Initial Claims report. US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says he’s expecting a “big Q-2 GDP number.” Secretary Mnuchin said on TV Wednesday, that the US economy is strong due to President […]

US Consumer Expectations are Still Running High

US Consumer Expectations are Still Running High

US Consumer Expectations are Still Running High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX About 2/3rds of Americans see the US economy as Good to Great. Monday night President Trump’s top trade adviser Peter Navarro said the White House is not planning to restrict foreign investment as part of its trade actions against China or any other country. […]

Trade War: China Opens as America Closes

Trade War: China Opens as America Closes

Trade War: China Opens as America Closes When one door closes, another one opens, that is what is happening now in Asia China has taken solid steps in promoting its opening-up by lowering import tariffs and easing market access, while new measures on intellectual property protection and a new negative list for market access of […]

Trade War Bites Wall St

Trade War Bites Wall St

U.S. stocks ended lower on Monday as market sentiment was dented by fears of escalating trade tensions between Washington and its major trade partners. The conflicting signals on trade policy from the Trump administration reflect deep divisions among policymakers over how hard to push China on demands for changes in trade, technology transfers, and industrial […]

The Majority of Americans Approve of President Trump’s Handling of Economy

The Majority of Americans Approve of President Trump’s Handling of Economy

The Majority of Americans Approve of President Trump’s Handling of Economy A new CNBC survery has found that a majority of Americans approve of President Donald Trump’s handling of the economy for the 1st time. President Trump’s economic approval rating surged 6 pts to 51%, according to the latest CNBC All-America Economic Survey. And 54% say […]

Iran’s Economy in Trouble, Citizens Protest Across the Country

Iran’s Economy in Trouble, Citizens Protest Across the Country

Iran’s Economy in Trouble, Citizens Protest Across the Country Monday, protesters in the Iranian capital swarmed its Grand Bazaar on Monday, and forced shopkeepers to close their stalls in apparent anger over the Islamic Republic’s troubled economy, months after similar demonstrations rocked the country. The demonstration came a day after protests forced 2 major shopping […]

Trade Wars are not New

Trade Wars are not New

The snowballing trade war between the United States and the European Union is the latest in a string of global disputes over imports. Here is are some key international trade wars throughout history: – 2002, US steel tariffs on EU imports – Republican President George W. Bush imposes tariffs from 8 to 30 percent on […]

Highlights of Consumer Comfort or Week Ended 18 June 2018

Highlights of Consumer Comfort or Week Ended 18 June 2018

Highlights of Consumer Comfort or Week Ended 18 June 2018 Americans’ expectations for the economy advanced for a second month in June to match the highest Mark since Y 2002, the Consumer Comfort Index showed Thursday. Highlights of Consumer Comfort for Week Ended 18 June 2018 Monthly gauge of economic expectations increased to 56 from 54.5 Weekly consumer […]

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 […]

ASEAN to Grow as China Boosts Imports

ASEAN to Grow as China Boosts Imports

ASEAN to Grow as China Boosts Imports China has reassured the world that its stance on encouraging imports will not change, a major development strategy that will not only help domestic industrial upgrades but also stimulate global economic growth. A slew of incentives will be taken to further boost imports, the State Council, China’s cabinet, […]

President Trump’s Tariffs Having Minimal Effect on US Economy

President Trump’s Tariffs Having Minimal Effect on US Economy

President Trump’s Tariffs Having Minimal Effect on US Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US President Donald Trump’s new trade tariffs will lop at most a couple of tenths of a percentage point off US growth and add a similar amount to inflation, small stuff for a $19-T economy that is experiencing its 2nd longest […]

MSI: Consumer Sentiment Rises on Americans Optimism

MSI: Consumer Sentiment Rises on Americans Optimism

MSI: Consumer Sentiment Rises on Americans Optimism US consumer sentiment rose this month amid more-favorable personal finances, while tariffs weighed on Americans’ optimism for the economy and helped boost inflation expectations to a three-year high, according to a University of Michigan report Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment (June, Preliminary) Sentiment index rose to 99.3 (est. 98.5) from 98 […]

Japan Continues to Print Money

Japan Continues to Print Money

Bank of Japan head Haruhiko Kuroda defended its decision to press ahead with the country’s ultra-loose monetary policy Friday, even as the US Federal Reserve and European Central Bank tighten their policies. After a two-day meeting, the BoJ said it would retain its current framework, pointing to a disappointing lack of progress towards its longstanding […]

US Economy Growing at 4.8% Annual Rate

US Economy Growing at 4.8% Annual Rate

US Economy Growing at 4.8% Annual Rate The US economy is growing at a 4.8% annualized rate in Q-2, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed Thursday, following data that showed domestic retail sales grew at its strongest pace in 6 months in May. The latest estimate on gross domestic product growth was faster […]

The Trump Effect Has Made the US #1 in the World

The Trump Effect Has Made the US #1 in the World

The Trump Effect Has Made the US #1 in the World The Europeans  want Utopia. They may our allies but they fear, envy, and hate US prowess. They embrace the UN International Court of Justice, the WTO, and such instrutions. EU foreign policy is aimed at ‘mulitlateralising’ the US, constraining it to paralysis with the […]

China Leads the Way Developing Global Trade

China Leads the Way Developing Global Trade

Officials from around the world have been speaking highly of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s keynote speech delivered Sunday at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit in the eastern Chinese seaside city of Qingdao. In the speech, Xi called on countries involved in the regional bloc to work closely to build an SCO community with a […]

President Trump is Responsible for Strong US Economy

President Trump is Responsible for Strong US Economy

President Trump is Responsible for Strong US Economy The liberal smart set was and is wrong Mr. Hussein Obama gets no credit for this economy, his policies were abandoned and shredded by President Trump. Economists Stephen Moore and Arthur Laffer wrote in The Wall Street Journal Friday that President Donald Trump deserves credit for the economy’s improvement, […]

US ‘Consumers in Very Good Shape’ Under Strong Trump Economy

US ‘Consumers in Very Good Shape’ Under Strong Trump Economy

US ‘Consumers in Very Good Shape’ Under Strong Trump Economy $BRK.A, $JPM Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon cited a long list of factors for investors to remain optimistic about the US economy. “Right now, there’s no question: It’s feeling strong. I mean, if we’re in the sixth inning, we have our sluggers coming to bat […]

The US is Now the World’s Fastest Growing Economy, Nice, Yes?

The US is Now the World’s Fastest Growing Economy, Nice, Yes?

The US is Now the World’s Fastest Growing Economy, Nice, Yes? $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX The US economy, the fastest growing among industrialized nations, is on the path to even greater prosperity under President Donald Trump according to White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow. “The United States now has the fastest growing economy in the world, […]

China: RMB to Dominate USD

China: RMB to Dominate USD

China is ramping up efforts to promote yuan as a global currency. After the crackdown on outflows and devaluation in 2015, the renminbi is once again gaining momentum. The record share of yuan in global trade was at 2.8 percent three years ago, according to Bloomberg. Its share shrank to 1.7 percent in April, but […]

President Trump is Breaking Economic Records, This is a Prosperity Era.

President Trump is Breaking Economic Records, This is a Prosperity Era.

President Trump is Breaking Economic Records, This is a Prosperity Era. $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RTUX, $VXX Friday, President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser says blockbuster unemployment data is only a sign of the robust economic growth awaiting America. “I believe we’ve entered into the longest largest prosperity in a couple of decades. I know it’s early […]

US Economy is “fabulous” and Fully Recovered

US Economy is “fabulous” and Fully Recovered

US Economy is “fabulous” and Fully Recovered $HD Investor Ken Langone Delawares that the US economy is “fabulous” and has fully recovered from the 2008 financial crisis. “We have a fabulous economy. We have capital market system that works. We’ve proven that again and again and again,” Mr. Langone said in a national TV interview. He […]

The Majority of Americans say the Economy is in ‘Good Shape’

The Majority of Americans say the Economy is in ‘Good Shape’

The Majority of Americans say the Economy is in ‘Good Shape’ Nearly 67% of Americans believe the nation’s economy is in good shape, and most give President’s Donald Trump’s policies the credit, a new poll showed Sunday. The CBS News survey, view also showed President Trump is a positive factor among Republicans ahead of November’s midterm elections, with […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Trump Effect: Iran’s Economy on Verge of Collapse, Regime Change Coming

The Trump Effect: Iran’s Economy on Verge of Collapse, Regime Change Coming

The Trump Effect: Iran’s Economy on Verge of Collapse, Regime Change Coming The Iranians are in great economic difficulties as a result of the renewed sanctions. The US took a step toward cutting Iran off from the global economy Thursday, levying sanctions on a financing network and accusing the country’s central bank of helping funnel […]

Record Numbers of America’s Small Businesses Are Boosting Profits

Record Numbers of America’s Small Businesses Are Boosting Profits

Record Numbers of America’s Small Businesses Are Boosting Profits US small businesses increased hiring and profits amid a record-level of optimism in the economy. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said its Small Business Optimism Index sustained record-high marks increasing to 104.8 in April, driven by reports of improved profits, the highest in the NFIB Small […]

Some FOMC Voting Members Have Open Minds on Rate Hikes

Some FOMC Voting Members Have Open Minds on Rate Hikes

Some FOMC Voting Members Have Open Minds on Rate Hikes $SPY Two Fed officials who are currently voting members of the FOMC rate-setting body said Friday they were keeping an open mind on the total number of interest rate rises needed this year. San Francisco Fed President John Williams and Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic […]

NKorea’s Economy is the Focus Now

NKorea’s Economy is the Focus Now

NKorea’s Economy is the Focus Now President Kim shifts to Economy, ditches Nuclear testing President Kim Jong Un’s suspension of NKorean nuclear tests has economic focus. Kim’s statement at a ruling party meeting Friday includes a pledge to seek a “favorable” international environment for economic development so that he can put the economy “on an […]

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 […]

US Retail Sales UP on Trump Tax Cuts, Consumer Spending Strengthens

US Retail Sales UP on Trump Tax Cuts, Consumer Spending Strengthens

US Retail Sales UP on Trump Tax Cuts, Consumer Spending Strengthens US retail sales rebounded in March after 3 straight monthly decliners as households boosted purchases of motor vehicles and other big-ticket items, suggesting consumer spending was heading into Q-2 with momentum. Fears of a trade war between China and the United States have roiled […]

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