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 […]






Dubai’s Chamber of Commerce President Looks at 2017

Dubai’s Chamber of Commerce President Looks at 2017






Dubai’s Chamber of Commerce President Looks at 2017 Hamad Buamim highlights plans to strengthen Dubai’s trade ties in Y 2017 Looking back at 2016, I can say that it was one of the busiest years for Dubai Chamber as business conditions gradually improved, while confidence strengthened throughout the private sector. Trade, travel and tourism remained […]






Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts Could/Will Jump-Start Global Economy

Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts Could/Will Jump-Start Global Economy






Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts Could/Will Jump-Start Global Economy US President Elect Donald Trump’s tax cuts and spending plans could deliver a strong shot in the arm to the US economy, lifting growth around the world, although uncertainty about his trade policies adds to the risks, that according to the World Bank (WB). The Trump Admin […]






LTN’s Feature Stock of the Day: Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE)

LTN’s Feature Stock of the Day: Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE)






LTN’s Stock of the Day: Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE) $RACE, $FCAU LTN’s stock of the day is Ferrari NV, (NYSE: RACE), with a market cap of US$11212.49-B. Italy and the world’s premier automaker, Ferrari, is in the industry Auto Manufacturers, Major and Consumer Goods sectors. Once a unit of Fiat-Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU) Ferrari shares were 1st put […]






Mid-Caps Stocks Leading in the US Market Rally

Mid-Caps Stocks Leading in the US Market Rally






Mid-Caps Stocks Leading in the US Market Rally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks have risen sharply to record highs since Republican Donald Trump was elected president in November, and the best-performing equities have “floated up from the bottom of the barrel” according to some analysts and fund managers. Analysts not that over the past 3 […]






China’s ‘New Normal’ Driving Study Economic Growth

China’s ‘New Normal’ Driving Study Economic Growth






China’s ‘New Normal’ Driving Study Economic Growth China will remain as an engine of global economic growth in Y 2017 due to its stability in an uncertain international context, said Argentine sociologist Josefina de Rosa. China’s “New Normal” of economic growth has allowed its economy to grow steadily, de Rosa said, citing China’s average growth of […]






China’s 2016 Growth Reasuring in Weak Global Economy

China’s 2016 Growth Reasuring in Weak Global Economy






China’s 2016 Growth Reasuring in Weak Global Economy China will meet its growth target of 6.5 to 7% growth this year, a reassuring sign for a “weak and vulnerable” global economy, according at on official commentary Monday. It noted a “troublesome start” to Y 2016, probably referring to a sharp fall in the RMB Yuan […]






US Housing Outlook Brighter The Street Thought

US Housing Outlook Brighter The Street Thought






US Housing Outlook Brighter The Street Thought New US single-family home sales rose more than expected in November and consumer sentiment is near at 12-year highs, strengthening the view that the economy will gain more momentum in Y 2017. President Elect Donald Trump’s plan to cut taxes and increase infrastructure spending is expected to boost […]






US Consumer Confidence at 12 Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence at 12 Year Highs






US Consumer Confidence at 12 Year Highs Consumer confidence jumped to the highest level since Y 2004, extending Americans’ optimism for their finances and the US economy following Donald Trump’s Presidential election victory. The University of Michigan said Friday that its MSI (final index of sentiment) rose to 98.2 from 93.8 in November. The median […]






China is Prepared to Manage Difficult Eocnomic Balancing Act

China is Prepared to Manage Difficult Eocnomic Balancing Act






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






Chinese Economy Faces Opportunities & Challenges

Chinese Economy Faces Opportunities & Challenges






Chinese Economy Faces Opportunities & Challenges The Chinese economy boasts a lot of opportunities to move forward despite concerns of a growth slowdown, economists and experts told a forum Friday. At the 6th Conference on the Chinese Capital Markets held by the New York University’s Center on US-China Relations, they also saw great growth potential […]






Investing Vs Speculating Vs Safekeeping

Investing Vs Speculating Vs Safekeeping






Investing Vs Speculating Vs Safekeeping Investing has to do with the acceptance of risk in the pursuit of a worthwhile return. Speculation entails the same Key element. Safekeeping means, safely “marching in place” That commonality leads many people to confuse investing with speculation. However, the fact is, they are very different. So, if you are […]






The Election of Donald Trump Has ‘Killed’ Trans Pacific Partnership

The Election of Donald Trump Has ‘Killed’ Trans Pacific Partnership






The Election of Donald Trump Has ‘Killed’ Trans Pacific Partnership China’s position as a global leader on free trade will be enhanced by the death of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), experts told the Boao Forum for Asia in Melbourne Thursday. Deming Chen, President of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits and China’s […]






US Consumer Confidence Running High

US Consumer Confidence Running High






US Consumer Confidence Running High Consumer Confidence rose more than forecast this month as Americans expressed the Sunniest picture of their financial situation in 11 years, extending a boost following Donald Trump’s election victory. The University of Michigan (MSI) said Friday that its preliminary index of sentiment rose to 98, the highest since January 2015, […]






The Great Recession Is Over, and America is Running on Empty

The Great Recession Is Over, and America is Running on Empty






The Great Recession Is Over, and America is Running on Empty A Gallup study of US growth and productivity finds there has been NO economic recovery. “The Great Recession may be over, but America is running on empty,” writes Jim Clifton, Chairman/CEO at Gallup. The US Council on Competitiveness asked Gallup to conduct, pro bono, […]






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 […]






November Ends With a Bright Economic Outlook

November Ends With a Bright Economic Outlook






November Ends With a Bright Economic Outlook As November ends, the message from the financial markets is clear, the outlook for the US economy looks brighter across the board. Very few predicted these developments, but I did, which speak to the enormous fluidity that has taken over markets and politics and that signals the end […]






Donald Trump’s Presidency Will Benefit Stocks in Almost Every Sector

Donald Trump’s Presidency Will Benefit Stocks in Almost Every Sector






Donald Trump’s Presidency Will Benefit Stocks in Almost Every Sector $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX After years of slowing earnings growth and little in the way of excitement for many Wall Street analysts, many are hopeful that President Elect Donald Trump will make things interesting. When collating data for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) Analyst […]






Donald Trump Will Pour “Cold Water” on Alibaba’s American Dream

Donald Trump Will Pour “Cold Water” on Alibaba’s American Dream






Donald Trump Will Pour “Cold Water” on Alibaba’s American Dream $BABA Alibaba Group Holding Inc. (NYSE”BABA), China’s biggest online retailer is now facing an unexpected challenge with the election of Republican Donald Trump as US President. “Trump is figuring out which campaign promises to carry out,” the magazine reports. “His charge that China is ‘killing […]






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 […]






Retailers Rally, Driving S&P 500 to Record Highs

Retailers Rally, Driving S&P 500 to Record Highs






Retailers Rally, Driving S&P 500 to Record Highs $BBY, $M, $HD, $AMZN, $TGT Wall Street expects consumers to open their wallets a little wider this holiday shopping season but bargains among red-hot retail stocks could be hard to find, especially as profit growth proves elusive for many big names. Retailers, including Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Kohls […]






Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) Publishes 2017 Macro Outlook

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) Publishes 2017 Macro Outlook






Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) Publishes 2017 Macro Outlook $GS, $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) advises wealthy individuals with millions and billions in assets and advises most of the large institutional investors. The Big Q: What are investors supposed to make of a pro-2017 outlook by Goldman Sachs on the same day that the DJIA, S&P […]






Yellen, “Fed could raise US interest rates relatively soon.”

Yellen, “Fed could raise US interest rates relatively soon.”






Yellen, “Fed could raise US interest rates relatively soon.” The Fed could raise US interest rates “relatively soon,” Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Thursday as data showing a surge in housing starts and uptick in inflation underscored her upbeat assessment of where the country stands. In Ms. Yellen’s 1st remarks since the election of Donald […]






US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on High Volume

US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on High Volume






US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on High Volume $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks came back from an early losses and finished flat to unchanged Monday. Technology companies like Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) saw big losses on fears about their overseas revenue, but bank stocks continued to rise along with bond yields. Technology […]






Obama’s Jobs Legacy: Near-Record 94.6-M Americans Not in Workforce

Obama’s Jobs Legacy: Near-Record 94.6-M Americans Not in Workforce






Obama’s Jobs Legacy: Near-Record 94.6-M Americans Not in Workforce A near record high of 94,609,000 Americans are not in the labor force, 425,000 more than last month’s 94,184,000, and the 2nd highest number on record. When US President Barack Hussein Obama took office in January 2009, 80,529,000 Americans were not in the labor force, and […]






UAE non-Oil Business Slows for 3rd Month Running

UAE non-Oil Business Slows for 3rd Month Running






UAE non-Oil Business Slows for 3rd Month Running PMI points to little new work and near stagnation in employment in October Activity in the UAE’s private sector slowed for the 3rd month in a row in October with new employment levels stagnating, according to a new survey. The Emirates-NBD-sponsored purchasing managers index (PMI), measuring non-Oil […]






FBI’s Announcement on Hillary Clinton Investigation Knocks Stocks off Highs

FBI’s Announcement on Hillary Clinton Investigation Knocks Stocks off Highs






FBI’s Announcement on Hillary Clinton Investigation Knocks Stocks off Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US economy grew at a 2.9% in Q-3, the strongest pace in 2 years, as businesses began restocking their shelves at a faster pace. The Q-3 US GDP (gross domestic product), the broadest measure of economic health, was 2X the […]






No Need for China to Fake Steady GDP Growth

No Need for China to Fake Steady GDP Growth






No Need for China to Fake Steady GDP Growth China’s economy has achieved steady growth of 6.7% for 3 Quarters running, leading many analysts to suspect that there has been some data smoothing. However, the reality is that the government simply has no incentive or necessity to whitewash the real economic picture. It’s routine for […]






Media Industry Consolidation Coming on Huge Changes in How People Watch TV

Media Industry Consolidation Coming on Huge Changes in How People Watch TV






Media Industry Consolidation Coming on the Massive Changes in How People Watch TV $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The tie-up of AT&T Inc.(NYSE:T), and Time Warner Inc.(NYSE:TWX), bringing together 1 of the country’s largest wireless and pay TV providers and cable networks like HBO, CNN and TBS, could kick off a new round of industry consolidation […]






Asian Regional Cooperation Fuels Growth Momentum

Asian Regional Cooperation Fuels Growth Momentum






Asian Regional Cooperation Fuels Growth Momentum Financial cooperation will bring new growth momentum to Asian countries, given that although there have been visible outcomes in this field, the scale is somewhat limited. “The low-hanging fruit has already been picked in Asian regional cooperation after years of development,” said China’s Vice Finance Minister Shi Yaobin at […]






Hillary Clinton’s Plans Would Stunt US Economic Growth

Hillary Clinton’s Plans Would Stunt US Economic Growth






Hillary Clinton’s Plans Would Stunt US Economic Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wilbur Ross warned Tuesday that Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s only plan will be to “raise taxes and raise regulations” if she ascends to the Oval Office, which international investors do not see as a true recipe for economic growth. If Mrs. Clinton […]






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