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 […]

Wall Street Banks See US Economy Growing to 4%, Not Collapsing

Wall Street Banks See US Economy Growing to 4%, Not Collapsing

Wall Street Banks See US Economy Growing to 4%, Not Collapsing $GS, $MS, $DB, $BAC, $HSBC, $JPM US Economy Continues to Boom under President Trump The International Monetary Fund (IMF) conducts its semi-annual health check of the world economy this week with investors worried that global growth is starting to fade after accelerating the most […]

Strong Economic Development Seen in the USA

Strong Economic Development Seen in the USA

Strong Economic Development Seen in the USA $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ US stocks were up and down last week, seeming driven by shifting headlines on US-China trade tensions. When in fact the market is consolidating the huge gainer since Donald Trump was elected US President. Now, is very important to distinguish between tariffs that we already […]

The Costs of a Full Blown Trade War, Should One Happen

The Costs of a Full Blown Trade War, Should One Happen

The Costs of a Full Blown Trade War, Should One Happen The US and China have announced tariffs on each other’s goods recently, and have threatened to impose more. Assuming they take effect, the tariffs that China has announced so far on American goods will focus on agricultural products, automobiles, aircraft and chemicals. Although exports […]

Healthy Economy, Strong Earnings Will Drive Stock Market North

Healthy Economy, Strong Earnings Will Drive Stock Market North

Healthy Economy, Strong Earnings Will Drive Stock Market North $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Soon the stock market will reflect the economy, and all systems are on Go. March Private Sector Jobs, Non-Manufacturing Activity and Help Wanted OnLine ADP: 241,000; Goods: 65,000/ ISM (Non-Man.): -0.7 point; Orders: -5.3 points/ HWOL: up 102,100 The Institute for Supply Management’s […]

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. […]

US Economy Strong in Q-4

US Economy Strong in Q-4

US Economy Strong in Q-4 Consumer spending on goods also saw its biggest Quarterly bounce in more than 11 years after an upward revision to 7.8% growth. The US economy grew significantly faster at the end of Y 2017 than previously reported, with revised data showing stronger consumer spending and business investment, the government reported […]

Donald Trump 3.0, a ‘Great President’

Donald Trump 3.0, a ‘Great President’

Donald Trump 3.0, a ‘Great President’ Fourteen months into the current administration, CNN anchor Erin Burnett felt compelled to make a startling admission, Donald Trump may go down “as a Great president.” She added, “And there’s no way around that. That is the reality here.” Ms. Burnett’s assessment was referring to President Trump’s ability to […]

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 […]

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Even with strong job gains and optimistic small business owners, inflation still at reasonable marks February Consumer Prices, Real Earnings and Small Business Optimism CPI: +0.2%; Over-Year: +2.2%; Less Food and Energy: +0.2%; Over-Year: +1.8%/ Hourly Earnings (Monthly): 0%; Over-Year: +0.4%/ NFIB: […]

China Can ‘Open Up’ More, We Expect it Will

China Can ‘Open Up’ More, We Expect it Will

China Can ‘Open Up’ More, We Expect it Will People’s Bank of China (PBoC) Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, 70 anni, said market access reforms should be accelerated and that the world’s 2nd-largest economy “ can be bolder in opening up.” Policy makers are now focused on achieving “quality” growth, rather than the pace of expansion, which […]

‘Things Continue to Look Up’ for US Economy

‘Things Continue to Look Up’ for US Economy

‘Things Continue to Look Up’ for US Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Fed is carefully raising interest rates against a growing economic background that has cheered up conditions for the nation’s lenders, said Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic. After years of emergency-era monetary policy, Fed officials are “in an increasing-rate environment, […]

The Trump Effect: US Jobs Growth Strong

The Trump Effect: US Jobs Growth Strong

The Trump Effect: US Jobs Growth Strong $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to a near 45-year low last week, pointing to strong job growth in February and solid momentum in the economy. The economy’s brightening prospects were also underscored by other data Thursday showing a gauge of […]

Americans’ Economic Expectations Soar

Americans’ Economic Expectations Soar

Americans’ Economic Expectations Soar Americans’ outlook for the US economy improved in February to the 2nd-highest mark since March 2002, indicating lower taxes are resonating, the Consumer Comfort Index showed Wednesday. Highlights of Consumer Comfort for the Week Ended 18 February Monthly gauge of economic expectations climbed to 54.5 from 52.5 in January Weekly comfort index was little changed […]

US Home Construction +9.7% in January

US Home Construction +9.7% in January

US Home Construction +9.7% in January Groundbreakings on new homes jumped 9.7% last month to the highest level since October 2016, welcome news for a housing market struggling with a shortage of homes for sale. The US Commerce Department says housing starts came in at an annual pace of 1.33-M in January, up from 1.21-M in December […]

US Homebuilders ‘Excited About Trump’s Pro-Business Political Climate’

US Homebuilders ‘Excited About Trump’s Pro-Business Political Climate’

US Homebuilders ‘Excited About Trump’s Pro-Business Political Climate’ The outlook from US builders is being buoyed by a very strong job market and the overall health of the economy. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Thursday remained at 72 this month. That’s still just 2 points shy of December’s reading, which was […]

US Economy Can Handle Trump Budget Deficits

US Economy Can Handle Trump Budget Deficits

US Economy Can Handle Trump Budget Deficits The US economy can handle the trillion-dollar deficits that are forecast to result from President Trump’s budget proposal released Monday. “The deficit is going to be 5.5% of GDP for FY 2019. Over 10 years, it’s going to average about 3.5% ,” economist Larry Kudlow said pointing out […]

Economic Gains Come with President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Economic Gains Come with President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

Economic Gains Come with President Trump’s Infrastructure Plan US President Donald Trump’s multi-billion dollar infrastructure plan helps give state and local governments control while streamlining the permit process. “The way it will work, the $200-B dollars in federal dollars won’t be granted until state and local governments come forward with private investment to match it,” White […]

US Economy Strong, Growing, as Financial Markets Consolidate Big Gains

US Economy Strong, Growing, as Financial Markets Consolidate Big Gains

US Economy Strong, Growing, as Financial Markets Consolidate Big Gains $VXX The nation’s economy is very strong, and the tax cut bill is energizing business, so the stock markets will be just fine despite the quick correction seen over the past 9 trading days. Savvy participants are cost averaging down and “buying the dip’ “Investment […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

US GDP Posted Solid Growth in Q-4 

US GDP Posted Solid Growth in Q-4 

US GDP Posted Solid Growth in Q-4 The US economy grew at a solid rate of 2.6% in Q-4 of last year, helped by the fastest consumer spending since the Spring of Y 2016 and a big rebound in home construction. The Q-4 advance in US GDP (gross domestic product, the country’s total output of […]

China’s Economy +6.9% in 2017, Beats Forecasts

China’s Economy +6.9% in 2017, Beats Forecasts

China’s Economy +6.9% in 2017, Beats Forecasts China’s economy finished Y 2017 on strong with a better-than-expected growth rate and improved structure, official data showed Thursday. The world’s 2nd largest economy expanded 6.9% Y-Y in Y 2017, higher than the 6.7% growth registered in Y 2016, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed. […]

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 […]

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Bring its Overseas ‘Cash Pile’ Home

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Bring its Overseas ‘Cash Pile’ Home

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Bring its Overseas ‘Cash Pile’ Home $AAPL Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) says it will “contribute” $350-B to the US economy over the next 5 years. The outlook for Apple is Bullish across the board. Currently, Apple shares are trading at: 178.68,+2.49, or +1.42%, as of 3:25p EST the market is open. Also the company said it will […]

US Economy, Inflation Growing at Sustainable Pace

US Economy, Inflation Growing at Sustainable Pace

US Economy, Inflation Growing at Sustainable Pace The US economy and inflation expanded at a modest-to-moderate pace from late November through the end of Y 2017, while wages continued to push higher, the Fed Wednesday. “Most districts said that wages increased at a modest pace,” the U.S. central bank said in its periodic Beige Book report […]

This is a Strong  Start for The Trump Economy

This is a Strong  Start for The Trump Economy

This is a Strong  Start for The Trump Economy Beginning last Spring, US GDP has averaged about 3%, that is much stronger than either during the Bush (43) or Hussein Obama (45) Presidencies. This Winter, consumers are likely to pull back some and pay off credit-card balances accumulated during the holiday shopping season. Then, with […]

There is No Question in the Minds of Americans that the Economy is Strong

There is No Question in the Minds of Americans that the Economy is Strong

There is No Question in the Minds of Americans that the Economy is Strong There’s no question that the US economy is experiencing a big effect due to President Donald Trump’s policies, and that all the naysayers have been proven wrong, economic analyst Larry Kudlow  said Sunday. Mr. Kudlow, who advised Trump on the tax […]

Belt and Road a Hit for China

Belt and Road a Hit for China

Last year brought steady trade growth to China thanks to domestic and global expansion, while behind the numbers, trends are emerging which tell of shifting engines of growth. China’s foreign trade rose 14.2 percent to 27.8 trillion yuan (4.3 trillion U.S. dollars), following two years of decline. Exports increased 10.8 percent to reach 15.3 trillion […]

Market Outlook: Bullish, Americans are Underinvested

Market Outlook: Bullish, Americans are Underinvested

Market Outlook: Bullish, Americans are Underinvested $SPY Friday, BlackRock’s  (NYSE:BLK) CEO Larry Fink said he is “quite bullish” on stocks because of robust economic global growth. The US economy and the global economies “are strong enough to continue the upward bias on equities,” he said in a TV interview. We are “quite bullish” “We believe […]

President Trump’s Accomplishments Prove “He is mentally fit”

President Trump’s Accomplishments Prove “He is mentally fit”

President Trump’s Accomplishments Prove “He is mentally fit” President Donald Trump is mentally fit for office, and the Democrats who suggest otherwise are playing partisan politics, Michael Reagan said on TV Monday. Addressing charges that President Trump is not healthy enough mentally to serve as President, President  Reagan turned the argument around during an appearance on […]

Seeing Inflation Almost Everywhere We Look, Growth Too!

Seeing Inflation Almost Everywhere We Look, Growth Too!

Seeing Inflation Almost Everywhere We Look, Growth Too! Investors with the idea that inflation will stay subdued should be concerned. Worldwide data have recently made clear that PPIs (producer-price indexes) have ticked up leading bond buyers to begin wagering that consumer inflation could be soon to follow, with US breakeven rates above 2% in here The […]

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 […]

America is Thriving, as The ‘Trump Effect’ Gains Traction

America is Thriving, as The ‘Trump Effect’ Gains Traction

America is Thriving, as The ‘Trump Effect’ Gains Traction $GS, $MCO Companies across the USA are enjoying a major boost from The Trump Administration’s tax reform package, which is expected to translate into job creation and higher wages, according to a new report. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) economist Jan Hatzius, predicts GDP growth and […]

The Hot China Stocks

The Hot China Stocks

The Hot China Stocks There are a few Chinese companies listed in the USA that still represent value. NetEase Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:NTES) Just before Christmas Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company increased Netease Inc (Adr) (NTES) stake by 243.44% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company acquired 4,343 shares as Netease Inc (Adr) […]

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