Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded mixed Thursday morning on uncertainty of future export sales, following a significant rally in the past 3 sessions. As of 1457 GMT, the most active Soybean contract for November delivery was down 1.5c at 8.5625 bu, while December Corn was up […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded higher Wednesday morning, but the upward momentum boosted by declined crop ratings seemed  weak. As of 1459 GMT, the most active December Corn was up 1.5C at 3.6125 bu, and Soybean contract for November delivery rose 1.25c at 8.565, while September […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded higher Tuesday, with Corn and Soybean futures rising over declined crop ratings. As of 1459 GMT, the most active December Corn was up 5c at 3.605 bu, and Soybean contract for November delivery rose 9.5c at 8.5525, while September Wheat was […]

US Considering Crude Oil Waiver on Iran Sanctions for 1 Country

US Considering Crude Oil Waiver on Iran Sanctions for 1 Country

US Considering Crude Oil Waiver on Iran Sanctions for 1 Country $OIL, $USO The Trump Administration is pushing countries to cut all imports of Iranian Crude Oil from November on. The US wants to avoid disrupting global Crude Oil markets as it reimposes sanctions against Tehran and in certain cases will consider waivers for countries […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed 

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed 

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished  mixed Friday, with soybean futures ending at record lows on ongoing US-Sino trade frictions. The most active Corn contract for December delivery went down 4.5c, or 1.25% to close at 3.5475 bu. November Soybean delivery dropped 15c, or 1.77% to […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Thursday, with Soybean futures bounced a bit  after hitting contract lows Thursday amid US-China trade frictions. The most active Corn contract for December delivery went up 6c, or 1.7% to close at 3.5925 bu. September Wheat delivery added 12.75c, […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Wednesday, with Soybean and Corn futures dropping to contract lows, following the news that the US announced a list of tariffs on $200-B of Chinese goods Tuesday. Agriculture grain investors were already worried about the impact of trade frictions […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Tuesday, with soybean futures falling for the 2nd straight session, mostly on US-China trade frictions, improved weather conditions in the US Midwest. The most active Corn contract for December delivery went down 6.25c, or 1.7R to close at 3.60 […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Monday, with Soybean futures diving, as investors turned to technical selling amid ongoing China-US trade friction. The most active Corn contract for December delivery went down 6c, or 1.61% to close at 3.67 bu. September Wheat delivery fell 7.25c, […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week Ended 6 July

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week Ended 6 July

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week Ended 6 July $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Soybean futures rebounded at week’s end on 6 July, thanks to bargain buying amid escalating trade tensions. The most active contract for November Soybean went up 14.5c weekly, or 1.65%, to 8.945 bu. December Corn delivery rose […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) wheat rose almost 3% Thursday over declining crop estimates. The Corn contract for December delivery rose 0.25c, or 0.07% to settle at 3.645 bu. September Wheat went up 14.5c, or 2.95% to close at 5.055 bu. November Soybean were down 8.5c, or […]

Dutch ‘Speed Trader’ Jumps in Cryptocurrencies

Dutch ‘Speed Trader’ Jumps in Cryptocurrencies

Dutch ‘Speed Trader’ Jumps in Cryptocurrencies $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD The EU’s largest trader of ETFs has moved into cryptocurrencies, ignoring regulator’s cautioning consumers and institutions not to buy or sell digital currencies. The Amsterdam-based speed trader Flow Traders NV is making markets in the 1st exchange-traded notes based on Bitcoin and Ether. XBT Provider, an issuer of […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Corn and Wheat rebounded Tuesday on bottom picking but Soybean continued to decline amid trade uncertainty. The US grain market was closed Wednesday for the 4th of July holiday The Corn contract for December delivery rose 5.25c, or 1.46% to settle at […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Monday morning as traders now are focused on increasing trade tensions. As of 1448 GMT, November Soybeans were down 7.5c at 8.725 bu, while December Corn was down 7.5c at 3.6375 bu, and September Wheat down 11.25c at 4.90 […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower on the Week Ended 29 June

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower on the Week Ended 29 June

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower on the Week Ended 29 June $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower on week ended 29 June, with Soybean futures dropping nearly 4% as grain traders turned to technical selling amid trade tensions. The most active Corn contract for July delivery fell 7c weekly, or […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Thursday morning, as investors prepare for Friday’s Acreage and Quarterly Stocks Report by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). July Corn was 1.5c lower at 3.51 Bu as of 1630 GMT, September Wheat was 4c lower at 4.845 Bu, […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Overall Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Overall Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Overall Higher $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mostly higher Wednesday, with soybean futures rising slightly after plunging over 30c in the past 2 sessions runnning, as market partly digested the impact of trade tensions. CBOT Wheat futures rose on bargain buying after a 3-session sell-off pushed […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Tuesday, with Soybean futures falling for a 2nd session running, on huge selling triggered by trade tensions. The most active Corn contract for July delivery rose 2c, or 0.57% to close at 3.5225 Bu. September Wheat delivery dropped 7.5c, […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Sharply Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Sharply Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Sharply Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished sharply lower Monday, with Soybean futures diving over 20c, on massive selling triggered by trade tensions. The most active Corn contract for July delivery fell 6.75c, or 1.89% to close at 3.505 Bu. September Wheat delivery dropped 13.75c, or […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Last Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Last Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Last Week $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished more than 1% lower in the week ending 22 June on massive selling triggered by escalating trade tensions. The most active contract for July Soybeans were down 11c weekly, or 1.21%, to 8.945 bu. July Corn delivery fell […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Thursday, as wheat futures climbed for a 2nd day running on bargain buying following the market’s recent drop and on a weather-reduced Wheat crop in Russia, the world’s top exporter. Corn followed Wheat higher, underpinned by concerns that […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Wednesday reversing a sharp downturn in the prior session on escalating trade tensions. The most active Soybean contract for July delivery rose 0.5c, or 0.06% to settle at 8.895 bu. July Corn also went up 0.5c, or 0.14% […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Tuesday with Soybean falling to 2-year lows on escalating trade tensions between the US and China. The most active Soybean contract for July delivery fell 19.5c, or 2.15%, to settle at 8.89 bu. July Corn went down 2.25c, […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed 

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed 

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Monday with Soybean rebounding amid bargain buying after 3 days running of sharp decliners. The most active Soybean contract for July delivery rose 3, or 0.33%, to settle at 9.085 bu. July Corn went down 5.25c, or 1.45% to […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Friday $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Friday, with Corn futures falling as weather improves. The most active Corn contract for July delivery fell 1.75c, or 0.48% to close at 3.6125 bu. July Wheat delivery went down 2c, or 0.4% to close at 4.995 […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded lower Thursday, as investors focused on renewed trade tensions between the US and China. The Trump Administration is moving forward on placing $50-B of tariffs on Chinese on a list of 800 items, albeit lessened from 1300 items on […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded higher Tuesday, with Wheat futures rising more than 3% after the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) cut its estimate for production in top exporter Russia. Corn futures rose more than 2%, while Soybean marked modest gains in the wake of […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded mixed Monday, with Corn and Soybean futures dropping to fresh multi-month lows as widespread rains across the US midwest farm belt bolstered production outlooks for recently planted crops. Wheat futures also eased as rainfall in western Australia took the edge […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower Last Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower Last Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower Last Friday $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded lower Friday with Wheat falling sharply on profit-taking. As of 1500 GMT, July Corn was down 0.75c at 3.755 bu, July Wheat was down 8c at 5.1875 bu, and July Soybean down 4.5c at 9.6975 bu. CBOT Wheat […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded mixed Thursday, as Soybean futures continued to fall over supply issues and uncertainty surrounding the US-China trade talks. As of 1459 GMT, July Soybeans was down 7.25c at 9.87 bu, while July Corn was up 0.75c at 3.79 bu, and […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed +Special Report

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed +Special Report

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed +Special Report $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded mixed. Special Report California agriculture industry worries about retaliation from trading partners against US tariffs The agriculture industry in the State of California worried that it will suffer a lot as the United States’ steel and aluminum […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded higher Tuesday in bargain buying. During the prior session, all the agriculture grain futures suffered double-digit losses. However, bargain hunters came into the market Tuesday. and pushed up the prices, said market observers. As of 1540 GMT, July Corn was […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities closed lower Monday on massive selling triggered by concerns over trade tensions between China and the US. CBOT grain prices dove as crop-favorable rain fell over the weekend in the US Midwest. Brokers estimated that funds sold 6,500 contracts of Soybeans, […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower on the Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower on the Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower on the Week $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities closed lower on the week ended 1 June, with Corn futures dropping over 3% as investors booked profits. The most active Corn contract for July delivery fell 14.5c weekly, or 3.57%, to 3.915 bu. July Wheat delivery […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed 

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed 

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Thursday, with Soybean futures falling on renewed trade tensions. Wheat and Corn futures went up on bargain-buying and fears of tightening global supplies. The most active Corn contract for July delivery rose 0.5c, or 0.13% to close at […]

Box Office: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Continues to Draw Moviegoers 

Box Office: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Continues to Draw Moviegoers 

Box Office: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Continues to Draw Moviegoers $DIS, $VIA, $FOXA, $CMCSA In China ‘Infinity War’ opened to $200-M in China as it becomes the Top-grossing Superhero pic of all time globally. Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War finished its 3rd weekend at the box office with $1.606-B in global ticket sales after earning another […]

China Trade Truce in the Making

China Trade Truce in the Making

China Trade Truce in the Making The words in the air are that US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is considering a trip to China to moderate/mitigate a trade dispute with Beijing. Secretary Mnuchin said he is “cautiously optimistic” of reaching an agreement with China that bridges their differences on trade. “A trip is under consideration.” Secretary […]

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 […]

Cryptocurrency Trading Spikes in Japan

Cryptocurrency Trading Spikes in Japan

Cryptocurrency Trading Spikes in Japan $BTCUSD Japan’s financial watchdog agency has released data about the crypto boom in the country for the 1st time ever. The report from Japan’s Financial Services Agency (FSA), translated by Coindesk, indicated that at least 3.5-M people were trading on 17 domestic exchanges as of end of March 2018, solidifying Japan’s position as […]

China Has Launched Its Gold-backed ‘Petroyuan’

China Has Launched Its Gold-backed ‘Petroyuan’

China Has Launched Its Gold-backed ‘Petroyuan’ $CNY, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $GLD For the last few years, I have been writing about China’s coming Gold-backed ‘petroyuan’ and that it was imminent, few thought is possible. On 26 March China launch an RMB Yuan-dominated Crude Oil futures contract, it had tried before, but, now the contract has gotten […]

Box Office: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Beats ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Beats ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Beats ‘Black Panther’ $CMCSA, $DIS, $LGF, $VIA, $TWX, $SNE Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ barks at the specialty box office. Legendary and Universal’s Pacific Rim Uprising dethrone Black Panther at the domestic box office upon opening to a mild $28-M from 2,850 theaters over the weekend. Overall revenue for the weekend was down 37% […]

Jack Dorsey, “Bitcoin Will Be the World’s Single Currency”

Jack Dorsey, “Bitcoin Will Be the World’s Single Currency”

Jack Dorsey, “Bitcoin Will Be the World’s Single Currency” $BTCUSD , $TWTR, $SQ Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) and Square (NYSE:SQ) CEO Jack Dorsey recently had very positive remarks about Bitcoin. He predicted the future of finance, suggesting that the “father of cryptocurrencies” is likely to become the world’s only currency within the next 10 years. Mr. Dorsey declared: […]

Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Came with $137-M Global Open

Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Came with $137-M Global Open

Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Came with $137-M Global Open $CMCSA, $TWX, $SNE ‘Peter Rabbit’ opens to $25-M in US, Clint Eastwood’s ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ debuts to $12.6-M critics blocked the tracks. Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed grossed $136.9-M driving franchise past the $1-B mark in global box-office ticket sales go become 1 of the most profitable […]

Global Recession Concerns Fade 

Global Recession Concerns Fade 

Global Recession Concerns Fade Concerns for a world economic slump have faded among CEOs, who are now focused on hiring and retaining top employees, an annual survey found. Global CEOs polled by the Conference Board, a New York-based researcher, ranked a global recession as their 19th concern out of 28 choices, down from being the […]

The Humanitarian Hoax: Common Core Education is Rotten

The Humanitarian Hoax: Common Core Education is Rotten

The Humanitarian Hoax: Common Core Education is Rotten Most American parents have no idea what their children are being taught in schools The Humanitarian Hoax is a deliberate and deceitful tactic of presenting a destructive policy as altruistic. The humanitarian huckster presents himself as a compassionate advocate when in fact he is the disguised enemy. Barack […]

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 […]

Global Stability Depends on ‘Constructive’ US-Russian Relations

Global Stability Depends on ‘Constructive’ US-Russian Relations

Global Stability Depends on ‘Constructive’ US-Russian Relations In a New Year letter to US President Donald Trump, Russia’s President Vladimir Putin says a “constructive” dialogue between the 2 nations is essential for global stability. The Kremlin said Saturday that President Putin emphasized in his Seasons Greetings to Trump that Russia and the US could develop […]

Global Copper Deficit at 181,000 tonnes During 1st 3 Quarters of 2017

Global Copper Deficit at 181,000 tonnes During 1st 3 Quarters of 2017

Global Copper Deficit at 181,000 tonnes During 1st 3 Quarters of 2017 $CU The global copper supply deficit has grown to 181,000 tonnes during the 1st 3 Quarters of Y 2017. According to the latest assessment conducted by the Lisbon, Portugal-based International Copper Study Group (ICSG), stagnant refined Copper supplies, in combination with strong Chinese apparent usage in September, conspired to lift […]

President Trump is Right, “America First”

President Trump is Right, “America First”

President Trump is Right, “America First” President Donald Trump is right to take an America First approach to foreign policy, former Senator Joe Lieberman said in a TV interview During an appearance Senator Lieberman was asked about President Trump’s national security speech Monday that outlined America’s strategy moving forward. “It’s America First, which frankly it always […]

EU Property Giant Bets $16-B on US Shopping Malls

EU Property Giant Bets $16-B on US Shopping Malls

EU Property Giant Bets $16-B on US Shopping Malls $UNRDY, $WFGPY, $AMZN Europe’s biggest property firm Unibail-Rodamco (OTCMKT:UNRDY) is to buy US and UK mall operator Westfield Corp. (OTCMKT:WFGPY) for $16-B, a defensive move to create a global leader in a sector grappling with the online shopping challenge led by Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN). The transaction gives […]

Study Debunks Key Theory of Global Warmingists

Study Debunks Key Theory of Global Warmingists

Study Debunks Key Theory of Global Warmingists A new hurricane study published by researchers from Princeton University and NOAA put the kibosh on a popular theory pushed by global warming alarmists. The Pet Theory: Pollution gets in the way of the Sun hitting the oceans, dropping temperatures and therefore reducing hurricanes. But clean air acts that cleaned up […]

World Stocks Headed to the 12th Month of Gainers

World Stocks Headed to the 12th Month of Gainers

World Stocks Headed to the 12th Month of Gainers $BP, $RYAAY, $BNPQY World stocks headed for a record 12th month of gains Tuesday, as a 5.5 month high in European stocks and records elsewhere underscored one of the most robust Bull markets in history. Europe’s latest rally came as figures from the once-fragile Eurozone showed […]

There is Little Fear in World Stock Markets Now

There is Little Fear in World Stock Markets Now

There is Little Fear in World Stock Markets Now $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The stock markets do not fear NKorea, and they do not fear the extreme left’s attack on US President Donald Trump Risk assets across the globe, despite high valuations, have recovered nicely from a sell-off triggered by concerns about a NKorean nuclear […]

BRICS Set To Play its Role in Global Governance

BRICS Set To Play its Role in Global Governance

BRICS Set To Play its Role in Global Governance The 9th BRICS Summit in Xiamen opens in early September when the organization’s role in global governance, a faltering economic recovery and setbacks in globalization will be the issues of greatest concern. “BRICS: stronger partnership for a brighter future” will bring together the leaders of Brazil, Russia, […]

An Environmentalist Applauds President Trump

An Environmentalist Applauds President Trump

An Environmentalist Applauds President Trump Twenty-five years ago I founded and headed a large and influential environmental grassroots group in metro New York. One of my biggest challenges was to keep my board of directors and rank-and-file from embellishing, exaggerating and distorting the facts in the heat of battle.  “The facts are on our side,” I […]

Dubai’s Ruler Launched New Cyber Security Strategy

Dubai’s Ruler Launched New Cyber Security Strategy

Dubai’s Ruler Launched New Cyber Security Strategy The strategy aims to make Dubai “the safest city in the world – digitally” A new cyber security strategy for Dubai has been launched by the UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The strategy was unveiled on Wednesday as Sheikh […]

Venice, Italy Is Where the Really Rich Go to Find Art’s Next Big Thing

Venice, Italy Is Where the Really Rich Go to Find Art’s Next Big Thing

Venice, Italy Is Where the Really Rich Go to Find Art’s Next Big Thing The Venice Biennale has emerged as the place where curators, collectors, advisers, and artists come to a consensus on what art is important. “It’s been interesting to understand what the art world thinks is relevant,” said Maria Guilia Maramotti, the senior […]

Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Debuts to $145-M

Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Debuts to $145-M

Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Debuts to $145-M $DIS, $IMAX, $CMCSA The Superhero sequel has earned $427.6-M globally; elsewhere, TG teen drama ‘3 Generations’ and Julian Assange documentary ‘Risk’ both DOA at the specialty box office. For the 5th year running, a Superhero entry from Marvel and Disney (NYSE:DIS) has kicked off the […]

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 […]

Doing Business in Asia Requires Expertise

Doing Business in Asia Requires Expertise

Doing Business in Asia Requires Expertise There is no reason to compromise high standards when it comes to production and/or personal interactions, Harmony is Key. This is an outline some of HeffX’s expertise in Asia business dealings. Whether you operate in the businesses of manufacturing, services, or in the for-profit education industry arenas, growth brings opportunity. […]

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Clocks $100.2-M in US & $532.5-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Clocks $100.2-M in US & $532.5-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Clocks $100.2-M in US & $532.5-M Globally $CMCSA, $AMZN, $FOX, $DWA, $DIS, $SNE The 8th installment in the franchise surpassed the previous worldwide record launch of ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Universal’s Fast and the Furious, aka Furious 8, franchise is showing no signs of running out of gas […]

Thailand’s “Elite Ultimate Privilege” Residency Program

Thailand’s “Elite Ultimate Privilege” Residency Program

Thailand’s “Elite Ultimate Privilege” Residency Program The Thai government has started offering “elite” residency visas for wealthy foreign citizens, allowing them to live in the country for around $3,000 (£2,403) a year, aimed at capitalizing on increased global uncertainty over borders and immigration. There are 7 different packages, with the most expensive being the “Elite […]

President Trump Unwinding Obama’s Global Warming Initiatives

President Trump Unwinding Obama’s Global Warming Initiatives

President Trump Unwinding Obama’s Global Warming Initiatives Paris Climate Accord a “Bad Deal” US President Donald Trump in the coming days will sign a new executive order that unwinds Mr. Hussein Obama’s plan to curb global warming, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Sunday. EPA chief Scott Pruitt said the executive order […]

Dubai Ruler Forms World Happiness Council

Dubai Ruler Forms World Happiness Council

Dubai Ruler Forms World Happiness Council The council will meet 2X a year and publish the UN-backed Global Happiness Report Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has announced the creation of the World Happiness Council to increase global efforts to improve happiness. The council, […]

Box Office: Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Beauty and the Beast’ Posts $350-M Globally

Box Office: Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Beauty and the Beast’ Posts $350-M Globally

Box Office: Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Beauty and the Beast’ Posts $350-M Globally $DIS,$TWX,$FOXB,$CMCSA,$LGF,$SNE Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Beauty and the Beast opened at the weekend to $170-M from 4,210 theaters at the North American box office. Overseas, the update of the classic musical earned $180-M for a global take of $350-M The $160-M tentpole is another win for Disney, where […]

China’s Growth an Example for the World

China’s Growth an Example for the World

China’s Growth an Example for the World China’s growth has benefited from innovation, people-centered ideology, stability, infrastructure upgrades and globalization, which can serve as an example for other economies, experts said. “China’s economy has stabilized and showed more signs of warming, thanks to new growth policies, structural reform and policy innovations,” said Cai Jiming, professor […]

Carbon Dioxide Not Primary Cause of Global Warming

Carbon Dioxide Not Primary Cause of Global Warming

Carbon Dioxide Not Primary Cause of Global Warming The new boss of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday he does not believe that CO2 (carbon dioxide) is a primary contributor to global warming. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said measuring the effect of human activity on the climate is “very challenging” and that “there’s tremendous […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture grains futures finished mixed Monday with wheat futures rallying for the 5th day running as investment funds continue to add the grain to their portfolio despite ample global supplies. Corn futures also firmed on a technical bounce and signs of strong […]

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Tops $55.6-M, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ At $46.8-M

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Tops $55.6-M, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ At $46.8-M

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Tops $55.6-M, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ At $46.8-M $TWX, $IMAX, $LHF  ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ wins with the Men with a $30-M debut. S&M themed ‘Fifty Shades Darker’  Driven by the  Ladies Warner Bros.’ The Lego Batman Movie won the Valentine’s Day weekend box-office race with $55.6-M from 4,088 theaters, the Top […]

Free Trade Key Driver for Canada’s Economic Growth

Free Trade Key Driver for Canada’s Economic Growth

Free Trade Key Driver for Canada’s Economic Growth Two public-sector reports issued here over the past two days have both identified free trade as a key driver to Canada’s economic growth. In a report released on Tuesday, Canada’s Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade acknowledged that free trade agreements are an essential […]

From the Detroit Auto Show: Toyota (NYSE:TM) to Spend $10-B in USA

From the Detroit Auto Show: Toyota (NYSE:TM) to Spend $10-B in USA

From the Detroit Auto Show: Toyota (NYSE:TM) to Spend $10-B in USA $TM Toyota Motor (NYSE:TM) will spend $10-B in US capital investments over the next 5 years, matching the Japanese automaker’s investments over the prior 5 years, North America CEO Jim Lentz said Monday. The automaker has come under fire from President Elect Donald […]

Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M

Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M

Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M $DIS, $FOXA, $CMCSA, $LGF, $SNE ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ underwhelms in its debut as a major Winter storm strikes the Deep South and Northeast, as Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Rogue One’ races past the $900-M mark globally. Rogue One, which has stayed at No. 1 since its 6 December open. […]

China’s WTO Membership Brought Beijing a Very Active Role in Global Trade

China’s WTO Membership Brought Beijing a Very Active Role in Global Trade

China’s WTO Membership Brought Beijing a Very Active Role in Global Trade In November China marked 15 years since becoming a World Trade Organization (WTO) member, a WTO official applauded not only the progress made since Y 2001 but also Beijing’s active role within the global trade body and increasing leadership and vision on multilateral […]

Refusal to Grant China Market Economy Status Violates Contract Spirit

Refusal to Grant China Market Economy Status Violates Contract Spirit

Refusal to Grant China Market Economy Status Violates Contract Spirit The Japanese government early this month broke its own promise made 15 years ago by refusing to grant China MES (market economy status) showing once again to the international community that Tokyo simply cannot keep its word. According to the Article 15 of the Protocol […]

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Tales $290.5-M Global Bow; ‘Collateral Beauty’ DOA $DIS, $IMAX, $LGF, $VIA ‘Collateral Beauty’ came DOA, marking a career-worst for Will Smith,  ‘La La Land’ zooms into the Top 10, and is playing in just 200 theaters. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story captured $155-M in its domestic box office debut from […]

Commodities Outlook

Commodities Outlook

Commodities Outlook Commodities increased in November due to higher economic growth expectations and announced crude production cuts, according to Credit Suisse Asset Management. The Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return performance was positive for the month, with 13 out of 22 Index constituents posting gains. Credit Suisse Asset Management observed the following: Industrial Metals increased the […]

Money Flowing Out of Emerging Market ETFs

Money Flowing Out of Emerging Market ETFs

Money Flowing Out of Emerging Market ETFs In the week ended 16 November $6.6-B flowed out of EM (emerging-market) debt, according to the data, halting 18 consecutive weeks of inflows. In the 2nd full week of November, ETFS (exchange-traded funds) that buy emerging-market securities saw withdrawals around the world worth $1.4-B. While the rising USD […]

Financial Markets Love Donald Trump, as Obama Fades to Black

Financial Markets Love Donald Trump, as Obama Fades to Black

Financial Markets Love Donald Trump, as Obama Fades to Black $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The stock market’s rise to record highs after Donald Trump’s Presidential victory shows that investors are optimistic that the economy will improve as President Barack Hussein Obama leaves office. “His promise to cut both corporate taxes and red tape will translate […]

Iran is open for business, what does it mean for GCC companies?

Iran is open for business, what does it mean for GCC companies?

Iran is open for business, what does it mean for GCC companies? In January this year, senior diplomats from around the world formally announced the lifting of sanctions against Iran. In principle this put a definitive end to 37 years of various degrees of sanctions imposed on the country. Boardrooms of global Fortune 500 companies […]

Huge Risk Facing the Global Economy

Huge Risk Facing the Global Economy

Huge Risk Facing the Global Economy Global economy continued to face uncertainty and rising risks, Lou Jiwei, China’s Finance Minister, said on behalf of the G20 economies Friday. Uncertainty and risks, including elections in major economies, uncertain fallout of Brexit, rising expectation for rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, increased geopolitical risks and terrorist attacks, […]

Just 2 of the World’s 10 Greatest Cities are in the US

Just 2 of the World’s 10 Greatest Cities are in the US

Just 2 of the World’s 10 Greatest Cities are in the US Most great cities have access to quality education, a variety of public transportation choices, disaster preparedness, and affordable housing options, to name a few important qualities. In a new report, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) evaluated the Greatness of 30 major cities across the world, as […]

The WB and BRICS’ NDB Bank Align for Expanded Development

The WB and BRICS’ NDB Bank Align for Expanded Development

The WB and BRICS’ NDB Bank Align for Expanded Development Friday, the World Bank Group and the New Development Bank (NDB) set up by the BRICS nations signed a MOU (memorandum of understanding) to strengthen their cooperation in addressing global infrastructure needs. The memorandum, signed by World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim and NDB […]

Labor Day Box Office: ‘Light Between Oceans”Hands of Stone’, ‘Morgan’ DOA

Labor Day Box Office: ‘Light Between Oceans”Hands of Stone’, ‘Morgan’ DOA

Labor Day Box Office: ‘Light Between Oceans”Hands of Stone’, ‘Morgan’ DOA $SNE, $DIS, $VIA, $TWX, $LGF In North America, Summer 2016 domestic revenue ends in unchanged from last year’s $4.48-B, thought attendance is down 3%. The victor of the weekend overseas was Paramount’s Star Trek Beyond. The sci-fi franchise installment topped the foreign chart with […]

This Year’s Wildfires From Space

This Year’s Wildfires From Space

This Year’s Wildfires From Space Fire seasons are an average 78 days longer than they were in Y 1970, and the number of acres scorched each year has doubled since 1980, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) If the start of this wildfire season is any indication, this alarming trend won’t be extinguished anytime […]

China’s Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) Targets Australia in Global Expansion

China’s Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) Targets Australia in Global Expansion

China’s Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) Targets Australia in Global Expansion Tuesday, Chinese online retailing giant, Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) announced that it will open its 1st local office in the Australian city of Melbourne later this year, after flagging its intentions to expand outside of China. Alibaba’s global President Michael Evans said Australia was a “huge part” of the […]

The World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds

The World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds

The World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds In the midst of collapsing Crude Oil prices, Oil-funded sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are under pressure to liquidate assets, according to political risk advisory firm GeoEconomica. There was roughly a 20% fall over the past year in the deposits and reserves stored in the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) […]

Global Stock Markets “Bouncing” Off Of Hefty Losses

Global Stock Markets “Bouncing” Off Of Hefty Losses

Global Stock Markets “Bouncing” Off Of Hefty Losses $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD, $SLV Wednesday, Global stock markets continued to recover after last week’s losses and the USD was down 0.5% Vs a basket of peer currencies. Gold rose Wednesday on the USD’s retreat and investor appetite for safe assets remained strong because of longer-term […]

Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA

Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA

Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA $DIS, $SNE, $CMCSA, $AMZN Globally, ‘X-Men’ takes $265.8-M at the box office Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse won at the Memorial Day box-office, crushing Johnny Depp’s family-friendly Alice Through the Looking Glass. Apocalypse grossed $65.3-M for the 3-day weekend, putting its 4-day holiday […]

Setting Up Business in Dubai Design District

Setting Up Business in Dubai Design District

Setting Up Business in Dubai Design District With world class facilities and smart initiatives, d3 is calling creative people across world Dubai is known for its unique sky scrapers, beautiful beaches and luxurious hotels. Now Dubai wants to become the design capital of the world. Dubai Design District, popularly known as d3, is calling designers […]

Box Office: Disney (NYSE:DIS) Dominates World Wide

Box Office: Disney (NYSE:DIS) Dominates World Wide

Box Office: Disney (NYSE:DIS) Dominates World Wide $DIS, $SNE, $AMZN Disney (NYSE:DIS) dominated the weekend box-office chart between Captain America: Civil War taking $72.6-M domestically and $941-M worldwide, and The Jungle Book crossed the $800-M mark at the global box office. Civil War came in # 1 at the weekend with $84.2-M. Among the others: Neighbors 2: Sorority […]