The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a “Sick, Sad Joke”

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a “Sick, Sad Joke”

The US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is a “Sick, Sad Joke” President Donald Trump declared that he would bring the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) “back to life,” and criticized how the agency has been devastating to financial institutions under the Hussein Obama Admin’s leadership. “The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, has been a […]

France’s Macron Takes Europe’s Center Stage, Germany’s Merkel Stumbles

France’s Macron Takes Europe’s Center Stage, Germany’s Merkel Stumbles

France’s Macron Takes Europe’s Center Stage, Germany’s Merkel Stumbles He has a big head and bigger ideas French President Emmanuel Macron, 39 anni, looks like the best hope to salvage a unified Europe, as Britain drifts away and Germany get mired. The role of Knight in shining armor is one Macron relishes, whether he’s standing […]

China to Open Up Financial Markets with Tougher Regulations

China to Open Up Financial Markets with Tougher Regulations

China to Open Up Financial Markets with Tougher Regulations China’s central bank (PBOC) Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, 69 anni, says that the country’s financial system is becoming significantly more vulnerable due to high leverage. Zhou who has made some stern warnings recently about debt levels in the world’s 2nd-largest, soon to be the world largest economy. […]

Banks Desperate to Stop Cryptocurrencies Like Bitcoin

Banks Desperate to Stop Cryptocurrencies Like Bitcoin

Banks Desperate to Stop Cryptocurrencies Like Bitcoin $BTCUSD, $JPM Recently, Jamie Dimon, CEO of JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM) said publicly that Bitcoin is a fraud that is waiting to blow up. The story came a month after China’s ban on Initial Coin Offer (ICO), an unregulated way of raising financing by cryptocurrency startups. Following the statement, […]

President Trump’s Market ‘Rules’ Revamp Coming Real Soon

President Trump’s Market ‘Rules’ Revamp Coming Real Soon

President Trump’s Market ‘Rules’ Revamp Coming Real Soon The Trump Administration is set to release its road map for overhauling regulation of US markets It will be an expansive list of priorities that touches on the stock, bond and derivatives trading. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 are the focus The […]

ZTO Reports Second Quarter 2017 Unaudited Financial Results

ZTO Reports Second Quarter 2017 Unaudited Financial Results

ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: ZTO) (“ZTO” or the “Company”), a leading and fast-growing express delivery company in China, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 20171. Second Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights Revenues were RMB2,971.4 million (US$438.3 million), an increase of 29.9% from the same period of 2016. Gross profit was RMB1,123.9 million (US$165.8 million), an […]

The Stock Markets Signal President Trump is Safe in the Oval Office

The Stock Markets Signal President Trump is Safe in the Oval Office

The Stock Markets Signal President Trump is Safe in the Oval Office $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Many people love President Donald Trump, and many hate him to the point of stress and hysteria, so much so that they are becoming obese as the result. I know a Trump hater that looks like he put on […]

FATCA Must Be ‘Killed” by This GOP Congress

FATCA Must Be ‘Killed” by This GOP Congress

FATCA Must Be ‘Killed” by This GOP Congress The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) imposed a worldwide financial disclosure information regime on every financial institution in the world, it is an international nightmare. There are several major problems with FATCA which are widely discussed and debated. FATCA was passed into law in Y 2010 […]

Comey, the Elite’s Fixer, “Busted”, Recieved Millions from Clintons

Comey, the Elite’s Fixer, “Busted”, Recieved Millions from Clintons

Comey, the Elite’s Fixer, “Busted”, Recieved Millions from Clintons $HSBC, $DB, $GS, $LMT FBI Director James Comey testified under oath at a hearing before Congress, that the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-Mail server, where she sent and received ‘Top Secret’ e-Mails, did not warrant pressing criminal charges against her. In […]

China’s Economy Showing No Signs of Slowing

China’s Economy Showing No Signs of Slowing

China’s Economy Showing No Signs of Slowing China’s economy shows no signs of crisis even as the country’s crackdown on financial leverage has wiped almost $500-B from domestic markets. “This continues to be completely overblown,” James O’Neill, former Commercial Secretary to the UK Treasury, said. “China has demonstrated multiple times that it’s very good at […]

Ivanka Trump to Review Climate Change as US Considers Paris Pullout

Ivanka Trump to Review Climate Change as US Considers Paris Pullout

Ivanka Trump to Review Climate Change as US Considers Paris Pullout Though US President Trump’s inclination has been to leave the agreement, he has asked his daughter, White House adviser Ivanka Trump, to set up an extensive review process Don’t you hate being called a ‘denier?” Me neither. In fact, I view this appellation as […]

Brexit: Theresa May Triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty Wednesday

Brexit: Theresa May Triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty Wednesday

Brexit: Theresa May Triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty Wednesday $GDPUSD UK PMTheresa May will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty Wednesday, 29 March, thus starting the 2-year Brexit negotiation process with the EU. The EU leaders will hold a Summit on 29 April to adopt Brexit guidelines. There are 3 possible situations […]

Launch of Dubai’s First Modern Stone Villas

Launch of Dubai’s First Modern Stone Villas

Launch of Dubai’s First Modern Stone Villas DAMAC Properties, a leading luxury real estate developer in the region, today launched Hajar Villas, Dubai’s first modern stone villas. Hajar Villas are a collection of premium, contemporary homes available in four-bedroom vacation homes, spacious three-bedroom homes, one-bedroom duplexes with open-plan arrangements, and duplex units for families, consisting […]

US Congress Setting Up to Ease Several Wall Street “Rules”

US Congress Setting Up to Ease Several Wall Street “Rules”

US Congress Setting Up to Ease Several Wall Street “Rules” The Republican leader of the House Financial Services Committee plans to scale back banking reforms, curb the consumer finance agency and ease regulations on financial institutions and companies looking to raise capital, according to a proposal seen Thursday. In a memo on the legislation he […]

The Key Reason Live Trading News Covers a Wide Variety of Topics

The Key Reason Live Trading News Covers a Wide Variety of Topics

The Key Reason Live Trading News Covers a Wide Variety of Topics Many readers have ask us why we cover political and health issues when our primary focus is on the financial markets. The Key reason is that all these fields are connected, we do not have free market forces anymore. Virtually everything is manipulated, from […]

Wall Street Expects to Post Huge Q-4 Returns

Wall Street Expects to Post Huge Q-4 Returns

Wall Street Expects to Post Huge Q-4 Returns $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street firms are expected to post the biggest Q-4 win since the financial crisis as the US election triggered global markets activity from government bonds to currencies. Fixed-income and stock-trading revenue at the 5 biggest U.S investment banks rose 20% from a […]

Donald Trump Slates Wall Street Lawyer to Chair SEC

Donald Trump Slates Wall Street Lawyer to Chair SEC

Donald Trump Slates Wall Street Lawyer to Chair SEC $GS, $BABA US President Elect Donald Trump said Wednesday he intends to nominate Walter “Jay” Clayton, an experienced Wall Street lawyer, to lead the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. “Jay Clayton is a highly talented expert on many aspects of financial and regulatory law, and he […]

China is Prepared to Manage Difficult Eocnomic Balancing Act

China is Prepared to Manage Difficult Eocnomic Balancing Act

China is Prepared to Manage Difficult Economic Balancing Act China is facing a difficult balancing act and is set to keep up the good work. Stability and reform are the 2 Key words of the thousands-word statement released after the Central Economic Work Conference, which put “seeking progress while maintaining stability” at the core theme. […]

Knight Capital Funding With New Chief Data Scientist

Knight Capital Funding With New Chief Data Scientist

Knight Capital Funding With New Chief Data Scientist Knight Capital Funding, a financial services company dedicated to delivering working capital to small and medium sized businesses in an efficient and transparent manner, announced the hiring of Alex Kondratyev as its Chief Data Scientist. Kondratyev had been providing financial consulting to Knight Capital prior to accepting […]

November, a Pivotal Month in the History of Financial Markets

November, a Pivotal Month in the History of Financial Markets

November, a Pivotal Month in the History of Financial Markets $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GS, $JPM November marked a Key shifts for global financial markets, with a number of asset classes from financial stocks, emerging-market bonds to hard commodities staging sharp price swings in the space of just 3 weeks. Investors believe that the election […]

Key Tasks for China’s Supply-side Structural Reform

Key Tasks for China’s Supply-side Structural Reform

Key Tasks for China’s Supply-side Structural Reform It has been 1 year since supply-side structural reform was first mentioned at China’s top government economic meetings last November. The central tenet of the reform is to rebalance the Chinese economy from the investment/export driven to a more balanced and long-term growth model, so that its growth […]

Sub-prime Car Loan Delinquency Augurs Trouble for Auto Industry

Sub-prime Car Loan Delinquency Augurs Trouble for Auto Industry

Sub-prime Car Loan Delinquency Augurs Trouble for Auto Industry $F, FCAU, GM The New York Fed warns that surging delinquency rates for subprime auto loans are a “significant concern” about the real health of the car industry. “The worsening in the delinquency rate of subprime auto loans is pronounced, with a notable increase during the […]

The Market Knows What the Market Knows, Donald Trump’s Deals are Possible

The Market Knows What the Market Knows, Donald Trump’s Deals are Possible

The Market KnowsWhat the Market Knows, Donald Trump’s Deals are Possible The financial markets are backing the President Elect’s blueprint to make America Great Again. The financial markets are saying loud and cleat that President Elect Trump’s deals are all possible For those who think compromise is in the air, the markets have told us […]

The Black Swan Matters

The Black Swan Matters

The Black Swan Matters $DB, $GLD, $SLV Almost 10 years in the making the fate of one of Europe’s most important financial institutions may be sealed. After a sequence of scandals, poor decisions, and unfortunate events, Frankfurt-based Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) shares are now down -48% on the year to 12.60, which is a record-setting low. […]

ADB backs China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” in Central Asia

ADB backs China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” in Central Asia

ADB backs China’s “Belt and Road Initiative” in Central Asia The Asian Development Bank (ADB) supports China’s Belt and Road initiative in Central Asia, as both sides have the common goal to promote regional cooperation and integration. Zhang Wencai, ADB Vice President for Central and West Asia and South Asia Operations, made the remark during […]

Bank of China Designated as RMB Yuan Clearing Bank in US

Bank of China Designated as RMB Yuan Clearing Bank in US

Bank of China Designated as RMB Yuan Clearing Bank in US $BACHF The People’s Bank of China announced Tuesday that Bank of China (OTCMKT:BACHF) is designated as the RMB Yuan clearing bank in the United States. This represents another Key milestone in the process of RMB internationalization, and a step forward for Sino-US financial cooperation. […]

New Data Reveals the Public Does Not Trust Government

New Data Reveals the Public Does Not Trust Government

New Data Reveals the Public Does Not Trust Government Sunday, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde called for efforts to combat corruption in order to restore trust in institutions and push forward globalization. “Coming on the heels of the financial crisis, this backlash against globalization has evolved into a deeper problem, a growing […]

Dubai Opera, the country’s first opera house and multi-format theatre

At the heart of The Opera District is Dubai Opera, a 2,000-seat, multi-format performing arts venue which is set to captivate visitors when it opens in 2016. The design of Dubai Opera is deeply rooted in Dubai’s maritime history, with the Arabian dhow becoming the inspiration behind the architecture of the building. Dubai Opera will […]

Yellen Will Not Fail To Deliver Support to Financial Markets

Yellen Will Not Fail To Deliver Support to Financial Markets

Yellen Will Not Fail To Deliver Support to Financial Markets $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) predicts the US Fed will forgo raising interest rates in September and in December, and Janet Yellen, and the other Fed policy makers said nothing in Jackson Hole, WY, to change the firm’s outlook. US Treasuries pared a […]

Dubai Real Estate Report

Dubai Real Estate Report

Dubai Real Estate Report The Dubai civic body has launched a complete electronic platform to ease transactions for under construction projects. Building Department officials at the Dubai Municipality said the electronic system allows building consultants and contractors to finish all procedures online without the need to visit municipality offices. Recent figures showed that there are […]

UAE Remains a Hot Investment Destination

UAE Remains a Hot Investment Destination

UAE Remains a Hot Investment Destination The UAE has maintained its position as a top investment destination for citizens of the Gulf Cooperation Council, GCC, with 1,899 new licenses granted to GCC citizens to practice economic activities during 2015, leading to a total of 19,803 licenses by the end of 2015. Commercial licenses made the […]

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) Outlook

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) Outlook

Dubai Financial Market (DFM) Outlook HEFFX Notes Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are stalling. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 3,415.48. The projected upper bound is: 3,570.56. The projected lower bound is: 3,378.02. The projected closing price is: 3,474.29. DFM MAIN […]

The Economic Benefits of Wall Street

The Economic Benefits of Wall Street

The Economic Benefits of Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Big Q: Have you ever seen movie that lauds the economic benefits of Wall Street? Note: Wall Street is the financial capital of the world in the world’s #1 economy. And yet people in Hollywood, and politics, for example socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, […]

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi Opens

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi Opens

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi Opens The 200-Room hotel is located on Al Maryah Island The third Four Seasons in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and 1st in Abu Dhabi, saw its 1st guests Thursday. Located on Al Maryah Island, the 200-room hotel adjoins the Abu Dhabi Global Market Square,  the UAE capital’s new international […]