Donald Trump’s Fiscal Conservative Economic Plan Will Grow US GDP

Donald Trump’s Fiscal Conservative Economic Plan Will Grow US GDP






Donald Trump’s Fiscal Conservative Economic Plan Will Grow US GDP “Hillary Clinton’s economic plan will inhibit GDP growth.” Donald Trump’s economic plan will “significantly increase America’s real GDP growth rate” – resulting in trillions of dollars of additional revenues, according to a new study authored by iconic investor Wilbur Ross and Peter Navarro, a top […]






Donald Trump, “I will Introduce an America First Energy Plan”

Donald Trump, “I will Introduce an America First Energy Plan”






Donald Trump, “I will Introduce an America First Energy Plan” Donald Trump outlined his pro-Coal mining and fossil fuel election platform, telling an industry audience in Pittsburgh, PA that he will scrap the $5-T Obama-Clinton Climate Action Plan and the Clean Power Plan, and overhaul EPA regulations seen as strangling US, Coal, Oil & Gas […]






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 […]






Huge National Debt “Blunts” Prospect for US Economic Growth

Huge National Debt “Blunts” Prospect for US Economic Growth






Huge National Debt “Blunts” Prospect for US Economic Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX “Be warned, The steady stream of federal red ink is getting to be a deeper shade of Red.”– Barron’s As increases in annual US budget gap add to national debt, blunt prospects for economic growth, and bode badly for America’s financial future. […]






Personal Income, Wages, Salaries, Savings Advanced in July

Personal Income, Wages, Salaries, Savings Advanced in July






Personal Income, Wages, Salaries, Savings Advanced in July $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer spending increased for a fourth straight month in July amid strong demand for automobiles, pointing to a pickup in economic growth that could pave the way for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates this year. The Commerce Department said Monday […]






The US Government’s Economic Growth Numbers are Wrong

The US Government’s Economic Growth Numbers are Wrong






The US Government’s Economic Growth Numbers are Wrong Harvard Economist Martin Feldstein warned Friday that the US government’s measure of economic growth is always wrong, regardless of the official number. The US economy grew less than previously reported last Quarter on lower government outlays and a bigger depletion of inventories, capping a sluggish 1-H performance […]






IMF has Positive Outlook for Chinese Economy

IMF has Positive Outlook for Chinese Economy






IMF has Positive Outlook for Chinese Economy For a massive economy like China’s, which is in the midst of transition, it is easy to dwell on fragmentary data while failing to see the “Forest for the Trees.” While the latest official indicators of traditional growth engines have underperformed, those measuring the new drivers of the […]






Reform, Innovation Driving Chinese Economy

Reform, Innovation Driving Chinese Economy






Reform, Innovation Driving Chinese Economy When Shanghai INESA held its first technology meeting in Y 2010, a board erected at the door of the meeting room had almost nothing to display as there were no “decent” quality products at that time. But things became different when the instruments and electronics products manufacturer held its second […]






S&P Maintains Strong Abu Dhabi Ratings

S&P Maintains Strong Abu Dhabi Ratings






S&P Maintains Strong Abu Dhabi Ratings The agency affirmed its ‘AA’ long-term ratings for the emirate despite low Crude Oil prices  Ratings agency S&P has maintained its strong ratings for Abu Dhabi despite the impact of low Crude Oil prices on the Emirate’s economy. In its latest report, S&P affirmed its ‘AA’ long-term and ‘A-1+’ short-term […]






Obama’s Signature Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) “Dead”

Obama’s Signature Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) “Dead”






Obama’s Signature Pacific Trade Deal (TPP) “Dead” US President Barack Hussein Obama’s signature Pacific trade deal is unlikely to pass Congress before he leaves office in January, with growing opposition in both parties and the rise of anti-trade rhetoric in current presidential campaign, experts said. While acknowledging the political difficulty in trade, Obama on Tuesday […]






Japan’s Economic Latest Stimulus Measures Expose Flawed “Abenomics”

Japan’s Economic Latest Stimulus Measures Expose Flawed “Abenomics”






Japan’s Economic Latest Stimulus Measures Expose Flawed “Abenomics” Japan’s unrolling this week of a stimulus plan of JPY 28.1-T (US$274-B) as part of Prime Minister Abe’s latest installment of his shaky “Abenomics” economic policy mix, lacks the equivocal allocations and long-term vision necessary to fundamentally kickstart the nation’s ailing economy. As evidenced by the stock […]






US Manufacturing Pressured By Strong USD Fell in June

US Manufacturing Pressured By Strong USD Fell in June






US Manufacturing Pressured By Strong USD Fell in June $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX New orders for US factory goods fell for a 2nd month running in June on weak demand for transportation equipment and capital goods The US Commerce Department said  Thursday that new orders for manufactured goods declined 1.5% after a Southwardly revised 1.2% […]






Land, Homes have Proven to be Disappointing Investments

Land, Homes have Proven to be Disappointing Investments






Land, Homes have Proven to be Disappointing Investments $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Robert Shiller, Nobel prizewinner and Yale professor, says that today land is not the best place to grow a savings nest egg because technology changes the ways people use property. “Despite solid price increases over the last few years, land and homes have […]






China Confident of Accomplishing Economic Development Targets

China Confident of Accomplishing Economic Development Targets






China Confident of Accomplishing Economic Development Targets The performance of the Chinese economy in 1-H of Y 2016 was steady and in line with expectations, and China is confident of achieving its Key full-year development targets, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Friday. “New economy is vibrant, new business forms are booming, and new growth momentum […]






No Growth in Global Economy, Cash is King, Gold Shines

No Growth in Global Economy, Cash is King, Gold Shines






No Growth in Global Economy, Cash is King, Gold Shines $GLD, $SLV Looking at the global economy today we see several worrying developments. Currency devaluations and negative interest rate policies, + slow-to-no economic growth in both developed and developing economies. Experienced investors are trying to make “heads or tails” of today’s financial markets. The Big […]






The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street






The Week Ahead on Wall Street $NKE, $GIS, $CAG, $MU Earnings results from Q-2’s early reporters will be released to Wall Street this week with 10 members of the S&P 500 on tap. They are NIKE (NYSE:NKE)Tuesday, Acuity Brands (NYSE AYI), General Mills (NYSE:GIS) and Monsanto (NYSE:MON) Wednesday; and ConAgra Foods (NYSE:CAG), Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ), Darden […]






US Housing Starts Missed Expectations in May

US Housing Starts Missed Expectations in May






US Housing Starts Missed Expectations in May US housing starts missed in May as the construction of multi-family housing units dropped, but gains in building permits signaled a possible rebound that would support economic growth in Q-2. Groundbreaking fell 0.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 1.16-M units, the US Commerce Department said Friday. […]






China Debt Burden Crisis Unlikely

China Debt Burden Crisis Unlikely






China Debt Burden Crisis Unlikely Amid warnings that China may face a financial crisis induced by its debt burden, an economic expert said this week that a number of factors make this scenario unlikely. “Economists have often used such adjectives as ‘neck breaking’ and ‘breath-taking’ to describe the very fast economic growth of China in […]






EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily)

EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily)






EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily) Euro $EURUSD EURUSD: Forex markets were thin at the beginning of the day, with the USD easing alongside with risk averse sentiment, and the single currency recovering up to 1.1244, ahead of the US FOMC meeting policy announcement. Once again, the Fed delayed a rate hike, and the USD dove Vs […]






EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily)

EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily)






EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily) Euro $EURUSD EURUSD: The EURUSD pair traded flat for a 2nd day running, stuck around the 50% Fibo retracement of its May decline, the price zone reached after the grim US NFPs report put the Buck in selloff mode. Tuesday, the pair held within Monday’s range, as a thin economic calendar did […]






80% of Professionals Will Leave GCC if Income Tax Introduced

80% of Professionals Will Leave GCC if Income Tax Introduced






80% of Professionals Will Leave GCC if Income Tax Introduced VAT in the UAE will bring higher inflation, society of finance professionals says An overwhelming majority of finance professionals would leave the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) if income tax was implemented, research has revealed. In a study by CFA Society Emirates, 80% of the respondents said that […]






Janet Yellen’s Remarks Anything But “Dovish”

Janet Yellen’s Remarks Anything But “Dovish”






Janet Yellen’s Remarks Anything But “Dovish” Monday, US Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said  that interest rate hikes are likely on the way because “positive economic forces outweigh the negative” for the United States now that risks from earlier this year have diminished. In Monday’s public comment from any US central banker before a Key […]






US Consumer Spending, Residential Investment Driving a Weak Economy

US Consumer Spending, Residential Investment Driving a Weak Economy






US Consumer Spending, Residential Investment Driving a Weak Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The demand side of the US GDP accounts shows that the nations economic engine has 6 cylinders, they are: consumer spending residential investment capital spending inventories net exports government spending. In recent Quarters, it seems like most of the US economy’s power […]






Ominous Business Indicator, Machinery Orders Soft

Ominous Business Indicator, Machinery Orders Soft






Ominous Business Indicator, Machinery Orders Soft $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US business spending intentions weakened in April for a 3rd month running on soft demand for machinery, but a surge in contracts to purchase previously owned homes to a 10-year high supported views economic growth was gaining speed. The growth picture was further boosted by […]






EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily)






EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily) Euro $EURUSD Friday, EURUSD closed in the Red for a 3rd week running, with the Buck driven North by FOMC’s Mins pointing for a soon-to-come rate hike in the US. This week will be busy on the macro-economic front, with preliminary PMI readings for the month of May in the EU quick […]






Abenomics Not Likely to Lift Japan Out of Sluggish Growth

Abenomics Not Likely to Lift Japan Out of Sluggish Growth






Abenomics Not Likely to Lift Japan Out of Sluggish Growth Statistics released Wednesday showed Japan recorded better-than-expected economic growth numbers in Q-1 of the year. However, economists said the real picture may not be as rosy as it looks to be based on preliminary statistics. The reform plans championed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, known […]






June Fed Interest Rate Hike In Sight

June Fed Interest Rate Hike In Sight






June Fed Interest Rate Hike In Sight $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US Fed officials said it would appropriate to raise interest rates in June if economic data points to stronger Q-2 growth as well as firming inflation and employment, according to the FOMC mins from their policy meeting in April. That view suggests the […]






China: Asia’s Most Attractive Consumer Market

China: Asia’s Most Attractive Consumer Market






China: Asia’s Most Attractive Consumer Market China was the most promising consumer market in Asia in Y 2015, and will probably remain so in the next 4 years, according to a report released Thursday. “Even as China’s economy slows and its population ages, it appears set to remain the most attractive Asian market for retailers […]






Looking at Equity Markets for Economic Signals is a “Mistake”

Looking at Equity Markets for Economic Signals is a “Mistake”






Looking at Equity Markets for Economic Signals is a “Mistake” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Volatility in stocks and bonds was part of the FOMC’s consideration for slowing interest rate increases in February. Now a Fed economist attached to the central bank’s Dallas branch says that “relying on the equity market for economic signals is a […]






Dubai Headed to a Period of Accelerated Growth

Dubai Headed to a Period of Accelerated Growth






Dubai Headed to a Period of Accelerated Growth Dubai is weathering the Crude Oil-led economic slowdown afflicting its GCC neighbors and will enter a period of “rapid acceleration” in the buildup to the Expo 2020 trade fair, the International Monetary Fund says. Speaking to the media, the IMF’s mission chief for the UAE, Zeine Zeidane, […]






China: Supply-side Reforms to Help Expand the Economy

China: Supply-side Reforms to Help Expand the Economy






China: Supply-side Reforms to Help Expand the Economy China’s supply-side reform will unlock new sources of growth to help the economy fend off downward pressures amid a fading global economic recovery, Swiss bank UBS said. China’s economy expanded 6.7% Y-Y in Q-1, slowing further from the previous Quarter. Despite the downward trend, the government is […]






Friday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Friday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)






Friday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA) $DIA, $.DJI US stocks finished sharply lower Thursday after data showed US GDP growth advanced at its slowest pace in 2 years and jobless claims rose more than expected. The DJIA lost 210 pts, or 1.17%, to close at 17,830.76, recording the biggest 1-day fall since 11 February […]






Technical Analysis for EURUSD (Daily)






Technical Analysis for EURUSD (Daily) Euro $EURUSD EURUSD The US Fed (FOMC), the Bank of Japan (BOJ) decided to stay the course, with Mr. Kuroda saying they need more time to assess the effects of negative rates. The EURUSD pair, despite reaching a WTD high at 1.1367, was unable to benefit, as data coming from […]






FOMC Keeps Threat of Interest Rate Hike “In the Mix”

FOMC Keeps Threat of Interest Rate Hike “In the Mix”






FOMC Keeps Threat of Interest Rate Hike “In the Mix” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wednesday afternoon, the US Fed kept interest rates unchanged, and indicated their confidence in the anemic US economy, thus keeping the door open to a hike in June. The FOMC said the labor market had improved despite a recent economic slowdown […]






US Single Family Home Sales Missed, Economy Weakens

US Single Family Home Sales Missed, Economy Weakens






US Single Family Home Sales Missed, Economy Weakens $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX New US single-family home sales unexpectedly fell in March, the decline was concentrated in the West region, suggesting that the housing market is weakening. The US Commerce Department said Monday new home sales decreased 1.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 511,000 […]






Earth Day Proves The Value of Water And More

Earth Day Proves The Value of Water And More






Earth Day Proves The Value of Water And More April 22, 2016 Ecological principles guide economic strategies to fit 21st Century conditions. Mekong River floodwaters force Vietnamese farmers to erect barricades to protect their fields. From 1980 to 2014, 41 percent of all the economic losses globally, and 27 percent of the fatalities, were from […]