Housing is The Top Consumer Spending Category in the UAE

Housing is The Top Consumer Spending Category in the UAE






Housing is The Top Consumer Spending Category in the UAE Among GCC countries, consumer spending per household in the UAE was highest during Y 2016 at $103,000 Consumer spending in the UAE is expected to exceed $261-B in Y 2021, compared to nearly $183-B in Y 2016, according to research released by the Dubai Chamber […]






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, […]






THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IS BACK ON TRACK

THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IS BACK ON TRACK






THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IS BACK ON TRACK The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) reached an all-time high of over 22,000, up over 4,000 points since the November 2016 Presidential election. Under The Trump Administration, consumer confidence is soaring. Strong job growth and GDP growth have caused the unemployment rate to dwindle to 4.3%, its lowest […]






Weakening USD is Positive for Gold & Silver

Weakening USD is Positive for Gold & Silver






Weakening USD is Positive for Gold & Silver $GLD, $USD, $SLV The US Dollar (.DXY) Index has been moving lower, retreating 9% in 5 months, from 102 in March to its current 93.39. Not surprisingly, Gold has risen almost 10% in USD terms during this frame. Earlier this year many participant expected USD to continue its […]






US Economic Outlook Improving, Leading Indicators Up

US Economic Outlook Improving, Leading Indicators Up






US Economic Outlook Improving, Leading Indicators Up $DIA,$SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US leading indicators increased 0.6% in June, beating estimates for a 0.4% rise according to economists polled. This is up from a gainer of 0.3% in May, according to the Conference Board. The index is a closely followed indicator for how healthy the US economy […]






Thailand 4.0 Initiatives

Thailand 4.0 Initiatives






Thailand Board of Investment Offers Privileges to Support Thai Infrastructure Development in Tandem With Fast-progressing Thailand 4.0 Initiatives Thailand’s strategically important geographic location gives it ample advantage to become a primary regional economic hub, not only in trade, investment and tourism, but also in communication and transportation networks that connect to other regions around the […]






China Economy Stable

China Economy Stable






China’s consumer inflation grew mildly in June, as stable prices reinforced the view that the world’s second largest economy is firming up. China’s consumer price index (CPI), a main gauge of inflation, rose 1.5 percent year on year in June, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said Monday. The June expansion remained unchanged from May’s […]






Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs

Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs






Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs $DIA, $SPY, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Year to Date (YTD) investors in global stock markets are seeing record highs. Record marks for the widely-followed country indexes occurred in the context of notably low volatility, adding to investor comfort and a sense of accomplishment. All of this was accompanied […]






Allianz Investment Management Looks at the US & EU Markets

Allianz Investment Management Looks at the US & EU Markets






Allianz Investment Management (OTCMKT:AZSEY) Looks at the US & EU Markets $AZSEY In Q-1, it appeared that inflation in the US would indeed move up, as  the labor market continued to show signs of strength and job creation remained strong. Economic growth in Q-1 was weaker than FY forecasts, but financial markets have come to […]






Ferrari (NYSE: RACE) Buyers are Aggressive

Ferrari (NYSE: RACE) Buyers are Aggressive






Ferrari (NYSE: RACE) Buyers are Aggressive $RACE Renaissance Technologies cut its stake in Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) by 3.1% during Q-1 according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 387,922 shares of the company’s stock after selling 12,377 shares during the frame. Renaissance Technologies owned about 0.21% of the company worth […]






The Data is Out, America Is Now a ‘2nd Tier’ Country

The Data is Out, America Is Now a ‘2nd Tier’ Country






The Data is Out, America Is Now a ‘2nd Tier’ Country Some 17 others outperform the US by a wide margin when it comes to well-being, that in part thanks to former President Barack Hussein Obama America leads the world with access to higher education. But, when it comes to health, environmental protection, and fighting discrimination, it […]






Lots of “Fast Growth” Ahead for the US Economy

Lots of “Fast Growth” Ahead for the US Economy






Lots of “Fast Growth” Ahead for the US Economy $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX Economists and pundits daily nay-say President Donald Trump’s economic agenda and forecast of 3% growth as fantasy. The consensus is that the economy “can’t possibly grow at 3%,” according to The Wall Street Journal. “Slow growth is the new norm, so get […]






US Home Construction Stalled, Continuing Growth in Question

US Home Construction Stalled, Continuing Growth in Question






US Home Construction Stalled, Continuing Growth in Question $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX May Housing Starts and June Preliminary Consumer Confidence  Starts: -5.5%; 1-family: -3.9% Permits: -4.9%; 1-Family: -1.9% Consumer Confidence: down 2.6 points The downward trend in home construction does not augur well for growth in 2-H Business leaders and owners, whether they are involved […]






Managed Money and Big Investors are Buying ‘FAANG’ Stocks

Managed Money and Big Investors are Buying ‘FAANG’ Stocks






Managed Money and Big Investors are Buying ‘FAANG’ Stocks $AAPL, $FB, $IBM, $QCOM, $GS Managed money and big investors, whose exposure to large-cap tech stocks boosted their returns during Q-1 of this year, are 2X’ing down on their investments even as stocks like Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) dip. Fund managers such as T Rowe […]






European Central Bank Facing Continuing Challenges

European Central Bank Facing Continuing Challenges






European Central Bank Facing Continuing Challenges The European Central Bank (ECB) facing continuing challenges when its Governing Council meets Thursday in Estonia. The Eurozone’s central bank is likely to err on the side of prudence by avoiding any notable reduction in monetary stimulus, even though the arguments points to a different policy direction. The argument […]






The US Jobs Market is Not Rosy as the Headlines Declare

The US Jobs Market is Not Rosy as the Headlines Declare






The US Jobs Market is Not Rosy as the Headlines Declare $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Question over the strength of today’s job market is Key to understanding the durability of the US economy and the markets looking ahead. The Team at Morningside Hill weighed on the US Jobs numbers today giving us a good […]






Value Stocks Lag Growth Stocks So Far this Year

Value Stocks Lag Growth Stocks So Far this Year






Value Stocks Lag Growth Stocks So Far this Year $FB, $AMZN, $AAPL, $NFLX, $GOOGL The Top 10 stocks, mostly in the tech industry, account for almost half the S&P 500’s gain of 7.7% YTD. In contrast, the S&P 500 Value Index has marks just a 2% gainer so far in Y 2017, trailing the‘Growth Index’ […]






Japan News Round Up

Japan News Round Up






Japan News Round Up Japan And China Bond Grows With N. Korea Missile Threats Japan on Tuesday urged China to exert greater pressure on North Korea to stop its nuclear and missile development, saying Beijing’s role in getting Pyongyang to abandon those efforts was “crucially important.” Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said that during talks in […]






Soft US Inflation May Warrant Interest Rate “Rethink”

Soft US Inflation May Warrant Interest Rate “Rethink”






Soft US Inflation May Warrant Interest Rate “Rethink” $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX Tuesday, Fed Governor Lael Brainard said soft US inflation may cause her to reassess the path forward for monetary policy should it linger, even as the global economic outlook brightens and US growth looks poised to rebound. “If the soft inflation data persist, […]






Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) the e-Commerce Giant Marked Another Milestone

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) the e-Commerce Giant Marked Another Milestone






Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) the e-Commerce Giant Marked Another Milestone $AMZN, $WMT, $TGT, $MSFT Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN), the e-Commerce giant that is changing the retail marketplace has marked another milestone. Amazon stock hit 1,001.20 shortly after Tuesday’s opening bell, up about 40% from a year ago and more than 2X the 15% gainer of the S&P 500 Index […]






Irresponsible Economists make Wildly Exaggerated Calls for Global Recession

Irresponsible Economists make Wildly Exaggerated Calls for Global Recession






Irresponsible Economists make Wildly Exaggerated Calls for Global Recession The US is decisively in a growth rate cycle upturn, which began last year just after the Presidential  election. Very savvy BCA Research Chief Economist Martin Barnes and ECRI Co-founder Lakshman Achuthan provided an outlook of the US economy that surely contradicts the consensus sentiment of […]






President Trump’s Budget Is Pro-Taxpayers, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Growth

President Trump’s Budget Is Pro-Taxpayers, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Growth






President Trump’s Budget Is Pro-Taxpayers, Pro-Jobs, Pro-Growth President Donald Trump’s proposed Y 2018 budget will help to accelerate economic growth by 3.5 to 4% a year “Roll back regulations and grow, grow, grow. 3%, in my opinion, is minimal. They can do 3.5 to 4% if they get the tax cuts through ASAP,”Larry Kudlow, the […]






Moody’s Downgrades China, Time to Buy

Moody’s Downgrades China, Time to Buy






Moody’s Downgrades China, Time to Buy Yes Moody’s. the firm that kept Enron’s investment-grade rating and did the same for Lehman Brothers has issued a very questionable downgrade of China. The justification for the downgrade is excessively pessimistic and not in line with the ratings they have on other countries. If they were to apply […]






President Trump’s Tax Cuts Will Drive Jobs and Growth

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Will Drive Jobs and Growth






President Trump’s Tax Cuts Will Drive Jobs and Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ,$VXX The long-term growth path for the US economy from Y’s 1950 to 2000 was 3.3%. Almost every year he was in office, former US President Barack Hussein Obama forecast that he would achieve more than 3% growth, he never got there in 8 […]






Trump Economy Runs, Atlanta Fed Raises GDP Growth View at 4.1%

Trump Economy Runs, Atlanta Fed Raises GDP Growth View at 4.1%






Trump Economy Runs, Atlanta Fed Raises GDP Growth View at 4.1% The US economy is forecast to expand at a 4.1% annualized pace in the Q-2 following the release of April figures on housing starts and industrial output, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDP Now forecast model showed  Tuesday. Domestic factory production increased 1.0% last month […]






Investors “Pause to Refresh’ Major Indexes Drift at All-time Highs

Investors “Pause to Refresh’ Major Indexes Drift at All-time Highs






Investors “Pause to Refresh’ Major Indexes Drift at All-time Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 was down slightly Tuesday after mixed economic data and earnings while the NAS Comp hit another record as it was boosted by gains in technology stocks. US manufacturing production showed its biggest increase in more than 3 years […]






HEFFX to Initiate Coverage of Thai Stocks

HEFFX to Initiate Coverage of Thai Stocks






HEFFX to Initiate Coverage of Thai Stocks HEFFX rate Thailand as one the prime emerging market economies for long term investing. The Stock Exchange of Thailand is a well regulated venue for the foreign investor and home to many quality companies. The outlook for Thailand is strong. Over the last four decades, Thailand has made […]






President Trump Can Revive the Economy that Socialist Obama Killed

President Trump Can Revive the Economy that Socialist Obama Killed






President Trump Can Revive the Economy that Socialist Obama Killed $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, Sam Zell said President Donald Trump has an “extraordinary opportunity” to revive an economy that died under 8 years of regulatory oppression under Barack Hussein Obama. “I think we’ve had 8 years of kind of an anti-business administration with very […]






ECB’s Draghi Cautiously Upbeat on Eurozone

ECB’s Draghi Cautiously Upbeat on Eurozone






ECB’s Draghi Cautiously Upbeat on Eurozone The Head of the European Central Bank (ECB) says that risks to the strengthening economy of the 19-country Eurozone have fallen insisting it is too early to declare victory and start withdrawing stimulus measures. Mario Draghi said in remarks delivered Wednesday in the Dutch Parliament that recent data confirm […]






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 […]






Stock Indexes Can Retrace 35-40% to Reach Historical Norms

Stock Indexes Can Retrace 35-40% to Reach Historical Norms






Stock Indexes Can Retrace 35-40% to Reach Historical Norms $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX “Valuations are now so obscenely elevated that even an outcome that fluctuates modestly about some new, higher average would easily take the S&P 500 35 -40% lower over the completion of the current market cycle,” fund manager John Hussman said in an […]






FX Trading Week Ahead

FX Trading Week Ahead






FX Trading Week Ahead Global Overview Macron wins the French election but Euro fades. Tensions remain high in North Korea. Dollar mixed despite strong Non-Farm Payrolls report on Friday. EU making a lot of BREXIT Noise. China’s Trade Surplus Beats Forecasts. Crude oil prices still look vulnerable after snapping a 5-day losing streak. Another big […]






China: Economy on Solid Ground

China: Economy on Solid Ground






China: Economy on Solid Ground China’s recent economic moderation is a natural consequence of its economic restructuring, and the country’s solid growth momentum remains uninterrupted in the longer term, Asian Development Bank Chief Economist Yasuyuki Sawada said on May 7. China is doing the right things to maintain financial stability and control cross-border capital flows, […]






President Trump Right on Tax Reform, Slashing Regulation & Government Spending

President Trump Right on Tax Reform, Slashing Regulation & Government Spending






President Trump Right on Tax Reform, Slashing Regulation & Government Spending President Donald Trump has the right ideas about cutting taxes, regulation, and government spending. “If we want faster growth, the only recipe that gives you faster growth in the long run is increasing the productivity, the efficiency of your economy: Getting more output from […]






Asian Market Points to Lower Open on Wall Street

Asian Market Points to Lower Open on Wall Street






Asian Market Points to Lower Open on Wall Street Asian stock markets slipped and the dollar held its ground today after the US Federal Reserve’s latest assessment of the U.S. economy reinforced expectations for more interest rate increases later this year. European shares rose after an index of economic activity rose to a six-year high. […]






China Data Shows Expansion

China Data Shows Expansion






Most of the headlines today are focused on a shrinking rate of growth in China’s manufacturing sector, the reality is it is continuing to expand. China’s economy grew a faster-than-expected 6.9 percent in the first quarter, boosted by higher government infrastructure spending and the nation’s gravity-defying property boom. But growth is expected to slow as […]






US Durable Goods Data Indicates Increased Business Spending

US Durable Goods Data Indicates Increased Business Spending






US Durable Goods Data Indicates Increased Business Spending $DIA,  $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX New orders for Key US-made capital goods rose less than expected in March, but a 2nd straight monthly increase in shipments suggested business investment accelerated in Q-1 behind a recovering energy sector. While other data relieved Thursday showed a bigger-than-expected increase in 1st-time […]






Investing In Thailand?

Investing In Thailand?






Investing In Thailand? Thailand is one of the worlds fasting growing economies, with a growth of 21% in the past 6 years. Thailand has major Exports in jewelry, automobiles, computers, textiles and more. The Thai economy is projected to expand by 3.2 percent in 2016 and 2017 driven mainly by private consumption, public spending, and exports of […]






Economic Confidence Among Middle-Market Companies at Record Highs

Economic Confidence Among Middle-Market Companies at Record Highs






Economic Confidence Among Middle-Market Companies at Record Highs The Government’s War Against Business is Over Confidence in the US economy among middle-market companies has reached a new high in early Y 2017, the National Center for the Middle Market at Ohio State University said. With 9 of 10 middle-market leaders indicating a positive perception of the […]






The Trump Tax Cut Signals “the War against American Business is Over”

The Trump Tax Cut Signals “the War against American Business is Over”






The Trump Tax Cut Signals “the War against American Business is Over” US President Donald Trump’s proposed tax cuts will boost incentives for Americans to work, invest and save, good on Donald Trump. “The War against business is over,” Larry Kudlow said in an interview Wednesday. “The biggest single missing ingredient in tax policy over […]






Thailand Remains an Attractive Investment Destination

Thailand Remains an Attractive Investment Destination






Thailand Remains an Attractive Investment Destination Over the last four decades, Thailand has made remarkable progress in social and economic development, moving from a low-income country to an upper-income country in less than a generation. As such, Thailand has been one of the widely cited development success stories, with sustained strong growth and impressive poverty […]






Wall Street “Ready” for Busiest Earnings Week in Years

Wall Street “Ready” for Busiest Earnings Week in Years






Wall Street “Ready” for Busiest Earnings Week in Years $SPY, $XOM, $GOOGL, $AMZN, $MSFT Corporate America is set to kick off its biggest profit-reporting season in at least 10 years this week, with more than 190 members of the S&P 500 index delivering Quarterly reports, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices data. The lineup accounts […]






President Trump’s Earth Day Message, “protect the environment and our workers.”

President Trump’s Earth Day Message, “protect the environment and our workers.”






President Trump’s Earth Day Message, “protect the environment and our workers.” President Donald Trump celebrated Earth Day Saturday and delivered a message that wove a commitment to protecting the environment with support for American workers. “My administration is committed to keeping our air and water clean, to preserving our forests, lakes, and open spaces, and […]






Asia is Still a Growth Story

Asia is Still a Growth Story






Growth is forecast to accelerate in two-thirds of the region’s economies and in all of the subregions except East Asia. The external environment generally supports growth. A projected mild rise in commodity prices will help oil and gas exporters but not at the expense of importers. Average growth in developing Asia slows, upstaging higher projections […]






China’s GDP Comes in Better than Expected at 6.9% Y-Y

China’s GDP Comes in Better than Expected at 6.9% Y-Y






China’s GDP Comes in Better than Expected at 6.9% Y-Y $JPM In the latest sign of economic stabilization, China reported better-than-expected growth for Q-1 of Y 2017. The world’s 2nd-largest economy saw its GDP (gross domestic product) rise 6.9% Y-Y to hit US$ 2.63-T in Q-1, up from 6.8% growth in the prior Quarter, according […]






President Trump’s Team is Drafting Tax Reform Legislation

President Trump’s Team is Drafting Tax Reform Legislation






President Trump’s Team is Drafting Tax Reform Legislation US President Donald Trump’s administration is working on a new tax reform legislation  that goes beyond the House of Representatives’ tax reform blueprint, according to the latest reports I have received. “The House can go and do what they want to do. We are going to formulate […]






President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Economic Growth Potential

President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Economic Growth Potential






President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Economic Growth Potential $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Big Q: Has been a decline in the potential growth of the economy that may defy both the animal spirits  unleashed by  Donald Trump’s election as well as his “Make America Great Again” aka MAGA, fiscal policies, assuming they get fully […]






Some “Health Truths” Debunked

Some “Health Truths” Debunked






Some “Health Truths” Debunked Health advice has changed a lot over the past 10 years, and modern science has proven that some “truths” we have been told and may have believed are wrong. The bad advice comes from well-meaning parents like “Drinking coffee will stunt your growth.” to doctors “Drink skim milk; it’s healthier.” Here […]






Mexico Now Optimistic About Trump Presidency

Mexico Now Optimistic About Trump Presidency






Mexico Now Optimistic About Trump Presidency $JPM Mexico is growing more optimistic about The Trump Presidency because items he promised as a candidate have not yet come to fruition, namely, revising or cancelling the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and building a wall on the US southern border, in addition to executive order setbacks to deport illegal […]






The Trump Rally Has Room to “Grow”

The Trump Rally Has Room to “Grow”






The Trump Rally Has Room to “Grow” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US stock market rally since Republican Donald Trump won the Presidential election has more room to grow as the President Drives his pro-business agenda. “There’s more upside. Starting from when he was President-elect he started this stock market boom,” said author David Horowitz. […]






Business Growth in UAE’s Private Sector Taps 25-month Highs

Business Growth in UAE’s Private Sector Taps 25-month Highs






Business Growth in UAE’s Private Sector Taps 25-month Highs $OIL Business activity was led by new projects, a further general improvement in economic conditions and market demand The UAE’s non-Oil private sector registered strong growth in March, in line with the trend so far this year, according to Emirates NBD’s monthly survey. Growth in the […]






US Manufacturing Expansion Continues in March

US Manufacturing Expansion Continues in March






US Manufacturing Expansion Continues in March Activity in the US manufacturing sector continued to expand in March, as nearly every industry reported growth and none experienced a contraction, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said Monday. The ISM purchasing managers index slipped 0.5% to 57.2 last month, just below the 57.7 percent seen in February, […]






Fact: Economic Growth Under Barack Hussein Obama was ‘Terrible’

Fact: Economic Growth Under Barack Hussein Obama was ‘Terrible’






Fact: Economic Growth Under Barack Hussein Obama was ‘Terrible’ Former US President Barack Hussein Obama was horrible for economic growth in Y 2016 the data shows. The US economy grew just 1.6% in Mr. Obama’s last year in office, a mark that puts the Obama Presidency in last place among 13 post-World War II Presidents […]






Emaar Malls’ Souq.com Bid to Limit Amazon’s Regional Growth

Emaar Malls’ Souq.com Bid to Limit Amazon’s Regional Growth






Emaar Malls’ Souq.com Bid to Limit Amazon’s Regional Growth $AMZN Emaar Malls has submitted an $800-M bid to acquire Souq.com Emaar Malls’ “competitive” bid for UAE-based e-Commerce retailer Souq.com could help the traditional retailer prevent Amazon’s immediate entry into the regional market, according to an analyst. Dubai-listed Emaar Malls confirmed Monday that it had submitted an […]






The World’s #1 Luxury Purchase: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

The World’s #1 Luxury Purchase: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)






The World’s #1 Luxury Purchase: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) $RACE A Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) car is a luxury purchase, they are expensive, exclusive, and there is a waiting lists to get a new one, and on the Special Edition cars Ferrari has conditions for purchase, it governs the demand. The iconic Italian super and hypersuper carmaker keeps its Prancing […]






The Trump Effect: US Consumer Confidence Highest in 16 Years

The Trump Effect: US Consumer Confidence Highest in 16 Years






The Trump Effect: US Consumer Confidence Highest in 16 Years US consumer confidence rose to its highest mark in more than 16 years, a strong gain for one of President Donald Trump’s preferred economic indicators. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 125.6 in March from 116.1 in February, the […]






They Call it “Monetary Policy”

They Call it “Monetary Policy”






They Call it “Monetary Policy” $DIA,  $SPY, $GLD,  $SLV The Dow Jones made its last all-time high on March 1st, and since then its valuation has been slowly deflating.  It closed this week only nine Dow Points away from breaking below its BEV -2.50% line in the chart below. After the amazing 32 new daily […]






US Markets Do Not Fully Reflect Growth Prospects

US Markets Do Not Fully Reflect Growth Prospects






US Markets Do Not Fully Reflect Growth Prospects $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US  assets are the most attractive assets to invest in on a global basis. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that he believes that financial markets could improve “significantly” once they fully reflect economic-growth potential from President Donald Trump’s strategy and policies. Sec. […]






Trump Stimulus Expectations Driving US and World Economies

Trump Stimulus Expectations Driving US and World Economies






Trump Stimulus Expectations Driving US and World Economies $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The world economy will grow steadily over the next 2 years, meaning investors should stay invested in equities, according to Barclays Capital Plc. Barclay’s analysts presented several major themes for the next 2 years Thursday, they are: President Donald Trump and Republicans in […]






US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes

US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes






US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US home builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, signalling developers expect solid sales growth this year despite higher mortgage rates. Housing starts rose 3% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.3-M, the US Commerce […]






Inflation Back, Deflation Demons ‘Dead’, Growth Ahead

Inflation Back, Deflation Demons ‘Dead’, Growth Ahead






Inflation Back, Deflation Demons ‘Dead’, Growth Ahead $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The “Demons of Deflation” are in the dust-bin on a uptick in price pressures globally, prompting investors to seek protection in inflation-protected bonds. A year ago, it was deflation, falling prices that restrain consumer spending and economic growth that plagued investors and central banks, […]






Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) LTN’s Large Cap Stocks of the Day

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) LTN’s Large Cap Stocks of the Day






Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) LTN’s Large Cap Stocks of the Day $RACE Ferrari N.V. (NYSE:RACE), from the Consumer Goods (Luxury) sector had a price of 66.58 Monday, or + 1.29%. The company is predicting an EPS (earnings per share) growth of 0.29% in the coming year. The EPS growth over the next 5 years will be. Ferrari […]






Growth Opportunities for Hong Kong in Emerging “Greater Bay Area”

Growth Opportunities for Hong Kong in Emerging “Greater Bay Area”






Growth Opportunities for Hong Kong in Emerging “Greater Bay Area” Hong Kong will gain new growth momentum with the emergence of the “Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area,” an ambitious central government initiative aimed at boosting development of the Cantonese-speaking region in southern China, local scholars and economic analysts say. In his annual government work report […]






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 […]






The Gold Miners Problem, the More They Mine, the Less There Is

The Gold Miners Problem, the More They Mine, the Less There Is






The Gold Miners Problem, the More They Mine, the Less There Is $ABX, $FNV, $SLW, $EXCFF, $CN.MTA There is a problem in the Gold mining business, and even the biggest mining companies cannot escape it. The more Gold they mine, the closer they are to running out. When that happens, companies scramble, do risky deals, […]






US Stocks Bullish on President Trump’s Tax Reform Policy

US Stocks Bullish on President Trump’s Tax Reform Policy






US Stocks Bullish on President Trump’s Tax Reform Policy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Steve Forbes, Chairman/Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, is optimistic that stocks have room to reach new records as President Donald Trump pushes forward with his vows to cut taxes and regulations. “Markets always try to anticipate the future. One of the reasons it […]






“American Spirit” Ignited, US Business & Consumer Confidence Running High

“American Spirit” Ignited, US Business & Consumer Confidence Running High






“American Spirit” Ignited, US Business & Consumer Confidence Running High $JPM, $GS Jamie Dimon, 60 anni, said President Trump’s economic agenda has ignited US business and consumer confidence and he expects at least some of the administration’s proposals to be enacted. “It seems like he’s woken up the animal spirits,” Mr. Dimon, Chairman and CEO […]






Australia’s Resource Rich Economy Avoids Recession

Australia’s Resource Rich Economy Avoids Recession






Australia’s Resource Rich Economy Avoids Recessio Australia’s resource-rich economy avoided recession by posting strong growth in Q-4, helped by surging commodity prices. GDP grew by 1.1% in Q-4 from the 3rd, and by 2.4% from a year earlier, Q-3 GDP was not revised from an initially reported fall of 0.5%. Economists had expected 0.8% growth […]






The American Economy is Being “Unmuzzled”

The American Economy is Being “Unmuzzled”






The American Economy is Being “Unmuzzled” Virtually the whole world is beating up on The Trump Administration for daring to predict that low marginal tax rates, regulatory rollbacks, and the repeal of Barack Obamacare will generate in the years ahead economic growth of between 3% and 3.5%. In a TV interview last week, Treasury Secretary […]






Here is the Proof, Rising Interest Rates are Good for Gold

Here is the Proof, Rising Interest Rates are Good for Gold






Here is the Proof, Rising Interest Rates are Good for Gold $GLD,  $USD, $XAUUSD You will recall that when the Fed raised interest rates in December, and the publicly spoke its plan to do so 3X more times in Y 2017, the conventional wisdom suggested gold should fall. The theory: Gold is a non-yielding asset, […]






US President Donald Trump’s Economic Plan to Spur GDP

US President Donald Trump’s Economic Plan to Spur GDP






US President Donald Trump’s Economic Plan to Spur GDP $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Economic experts now believe that the Trump White House estimates of economic growth of 3 to 3.5% are actually “too conservative” and the economy is poised to expand much faster than that. “With Reagan, we put up 4% growth rates coming out […]






The US “War on Business” is Over in The Age of Trumpism

The US “War on Business” is Over in The Age of Trumpism






The US “War on Business” is Over in The Age of Trumpism $SPY US President Donald Trump’s coming incentive-based tax policy will show that former President’s Bill Clinton’s and Barack Hussein-Obama’s war on business is over and American companies will be rewarded, not punished by over burdening and unnecessary government regulation. “The business tax rates […]






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 […]






Lackluster US Wage Growth Hobbles Fed on Interest Rate Hikes

Lackluster US Wage Growth Hobbles Fed on Interest Rate Hikes






Lackluster US Wage Growth Hobbles Fed on Interest Rate Hikes Mohamed El-Erian, Allianz SE’s chief economic adviser, said l Lackluster wage growth in the US to hobble the Fed in here and halt the raising interest rates. The figure on pay is “disappointing,” Mohamed El-Erian said Friday in a TV inerview. “This will make the […]






Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Expanding Its Global Presence

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Expanding Its Global Presence






Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Expanding Its Global Presence $RACE, $FCAU Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is set to report Q-4 of  Y 2016 results before the market open on 2 February. Last Quarter, the company delivered a positive earnings of 22.22%. Looking forward to seeing this announcement as Ferrari is expanding its presence worldwide. Ferrari was until October 2015 a […]






Predictions for 2017, The Dawning ‘Age of Trumpism’

Predictions for 2017, The Dawning ‘Age of Trumpism’






Predictions for 2017, The Dawning ‘Age of Trumpism’ The entire world is about to change, we are living a Key reversal in the Pattern There is a wave of anti-socialist, anti PC, anti-diversity, anti-entitlement, anti-establishment of the past 70 years is washing across the world now. On 16 June 2015 I wrote in this column […]






HeffX-LTN Analysts for Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE:ABX)

HeffX-LTN Analysts for Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE:ABX)






HeffX-LTN Analysts for Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE:ABX) $ABX Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE:ABX) reported the earnings of 0.24/share in the last Quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was 0.21/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was 0.03/share, which represents a surprise of 14.3%. Analysts are providing their estimated earnings analysis for Barrick Gold, […]






China’s GDP Hits Government Target in 2016

China’s GDP Hits Government Target in 2016






China’s GDP Hits Government Target in 2016 China’s economy grew 6.7% Y-Y in Y 2016, the slowest pace of growth in 26 years, but well within the government’s target range, official data showed Friday. Growth in Q-4 came in at 6.8%, accelerating from the 6.7% in Q-3, according to National Bureau of Statistics data (NBS). […]






Janet Yellen, “Makes sense to raise rates gradually.”

Janet Yellen, “Makes sense to raise rates gradually.”






Janet Yellen, “Makes sense to raise rates gradually.” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX With the US economy close to full employment and inflation headed toward the Fed’s 2% goal, it “makes sense” for the US central bank to gradually lift interest rates, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Wednesday afternoon. “Waiting too long to begin moving toward […]






LTN’s Feature Stock of the Day: Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (NYSE:BK)

LTN’s Feature Stock of the Day: Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (NYSE:BK)






LTN’s Feature Stock of the Day: Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (NYSE:BK) $BK The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE:BK) will report its next earnings on 19 January 2017 The company reported the earnings of 0.90/Share in the last Quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was 0.81/share. The difference between the expected […]






Gallup: Confidence in a Trump Economy Rising

Gallup: Confidence in a Trump Economy Rising






Gallup: Confidence in a Trump Economy Rising $BAC A new Gallup Poll reveals that the American peoples’ views of the economy has brightened following the November Presidential elections as Donald Trump prepares to take over the Oval Office. “This positive swing mostly stems from surging confidence among Republicans and independents who lean Republican, whose index […]






US Companies Profits Up, Some Will Top Expectations

US Companies Profits Up, Some Will Top Expectations






US Companies Profits Up, Some Will Top Expectations $SPY Earnings season in here, and US companies are set to report their strongest profit growth in 2 years, and just may justify Wall Street to extend its strong rally, as some participants anticipate that many companies will top expectations. Companies in the S&P 500 are expected […]






China Is Capable of Dealing with the Rising US Trade Protectionism

China Is Capable of Dealing with the Rising US Trade Protectionism






China Is Capable of Dealing with the Rising US Trade Protectionism $UBS Chairman of Swiss bank UBS Axel Weber says that globalization is suffering setbacks, but China is capable of making up for the negative impact on its growth by using more domestic fiscal and monetary stimulus. “Globalization never happened in a straight line. There are […]






LTN’s Feature Stock of the Day: Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX)

LTN’s Feature Stock of the Day: Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX)






LTN’s Feature Stock of the Day: Starbucks Corp (NASDAQ:SBUX) $SBUX Starbucks Corporation, (NASDAQ: SBUX) has a market cap of 83710.81, it is in the Specialty Eateries and Services sector The HQ is Seattle, Washington, USA, and was 1 st put on the stock market on the IPO 26 June 1992. Starbucks Corporation’s price at the close […]






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