Strong US Housing Market to Bring Fed Rate Hike

Strong US Housing Market to Bring Fed Rate Hike






Strong US Housing Market to Bring Fed Rate Hike October Existing Home Sales and November Philadelphia Fed Non-Manufacturing Index Sales: +2%; Prices (Over-Year): +6%/ Phil. Fed (NonMan.): -10.7 points; Orders: +6.9 points; Hiring: +5.8 point. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reported that in October, existing home sales hit their highest pace since February 2007. […]






Bond Trader Signaling Coming Inflation

Bond Trader Signaling Coming Inflation






Bond Trader Signaling Coming Inflation The rout in the fixed-income arena deepened into the worst in 15 years as traders sounded the alarm on inflation amid speculation US President Elect Donald Trump’s spending pledges will boost economic growth. Yields on benchmark 10-year US Treasuries posted their steepest back-to-back weekly increase since Y 2001, and a bond-market […]






The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street






The Week Ahead on Wall Street This week 130 members of the S&P 500 are scheduled to report earnings to Wall Street. Included in this group is DJIA component Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) Tuesday. The FOMC will hold a 2-day meeting starting Tuesday. The CME’s FedWatch Tool currently assigns a greater than 90% chance of interest rates remaining unchanged. […]






Gold & Silver’s Run Forecasts a Coming Bust in Stock, Bonds, Credit Markets

Gold & Silver’s Run Forecasts a Coming Bust in Stock, Bonds, Credit Markets






Gold & Silver’s Run Forecasts a Coming Bust in Stock, Bonds, Credit Markets $GLS, $SLV, $UGLD, $GDX, $CEF, $PHYS In the coming years as investors are forced to seek safe-havens expect Gold to rise to record highs as asset bubbles burst in everything from stocks, bonds and credit. The precious Yellow metal is at the beginning […]






Divided FOMC Stood Pat on Rates, Tone “Hawkish”

Divided FOMC Stood Pat on Rates, Tone “Hawkish”






Divided FOMC Stood Pat on Rates, Tone “Hawkish” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX A divided Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) left the fed funds rate unchanged for a 6th meeting running, saying it would wait for “more evidence of progress toward its goals”, while projecting that an increase is likely by year-end. “Near-term risks to the […]






The US Fed has Not Delivered on the Economy

The US Fed has Not Delivered on the Economy






The US Fed has Not Delivered on the Economy The US Fed is stuck to actions devised by Ben S. Bernanke that have not worked to restore strong economic growth since the Great Recession The US central bank’s adherence to the idea that unemployment and weak demand can be cured with policies that encourage consumers, businesses and governments […]






Fed Hawks Raiding the Stock and Bond Markets

Fed Hawks Raiding the Stock and Bond Markets






Fed Hawks Raiding the Stock and Bond Markets $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Friday, both the US stock and bond markets were in free-fall triggered by US Fed “Hawk Talk” early in the day. The S&P 500 Index dove 2% in its biggest drop since the Brexit vote, US Treasuries slumped, sending the yield on the […]






Donald Trump, “We have a very false economy”

Donald Trump, “We have a very false economy”






Donald Trump, “We have a very false economy” Donald Trump reiterated his hardline approach on the deportation of “a huge number” of illegal immigrants, vowing Monday, if elected, “they’re going out so fast your head would spin.” In his remarks Donald Trump described his intention to reporters traveling on his plane with him to a […]






US Consumer Prices Unchanged, Inflation Slows

US Consumer Prices Unchanged, Inflation Slows






US Consumer Prices Unchanged, Inflation Slows $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer prices were unchanged in July as the cost of gasoline fell for the 1st time in 5 months and underlying inflation slowed, which could further diminish prospects of a US Fed interest rate increase this year. The Labor Department said Tuesday that the […]






Experts See Gold Rally Extending

Experts See Gold Rally Extending






Experts See Gold Rally Extending $GLD, $SLV Gold has rallied strongly YTD with recent world events pushing it higher as anxious investors seek its safety and preservation of wealth and buying power. From Britain’s sudden exit from the EU, to the most contentious Presidential election seasons in US history, to ISIS terrorist attacks, the only […]






EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily)

EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily)






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






America Needs a Radical Change to Address its Anemic Economy

America Needs a Radical Change to Address its Anemic Economy






America Needs a Radical Change to Address its Anemic Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross says Donald Trump represents the “more radical, new approach to government” that the country’s  economy desperately needs. While others in America and abroad have faulted Donald Trump’s lack of PC (political correctness), Mr. Ross says such “in […]






EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily)






EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily) Euro $EURUSD EURUSD: The currency pair traded uneventfully around its Friday’s high for most of Monday extending its gains up to 1.1392 during the American session, following US Fed’s Yellen hawkish words on a speech over current conditions and the outlook for the US economy in Philadelphia, in where she acknowledged the […]






Summer Investment Strategy, Play Defense

Summer Investment Strategy, Play Defense






Summer Investment Strategy, Play Defense $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX As we enter this Summer trading season the big Wall Street traders head to The Hampton’s to vacation their trading positions laid out and staked. This year we are dealing with sluggish trading season, and an all but stalled global economy too. Notably, Eurozone business growth […]






Ominous Business Indicator, Machinery Orders Soft

Ominous Business Indicator, Machinery Orders Soft






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






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

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






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






Bull Exhausted, Will Soon Lay Down, Savvy Money Turns to Gold

Bull Exhausted, Will Soon Lay Down, Savvy Money Turns to Gold






Bull Exhausted, Will Soon Lay Down, Savvy Money Turns to Gold $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $GLD, $VXX Stan Druckenmiller, the billionaire investor with one of the best long-term track records in money management, says the Bull market has “exhausted itself” and that Gold is his largest currency allocation. Mr. Druckenmiller, speaking at the Sohn Investment Conference […]






Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half

Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half






Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks could lose 50% their value + if the history of valuation cycles is any indication, cautions mutual-fund manager John Hussman, President of Hussman Investment Trust. He is correct and I have been calling for a Fibo retracement in the S&P 500 of […]






GCC Investment In French Riviera Properties Up 30%

GCC Investment In French Riviera Properties Up 30%






GCC Investment In French Riviera Properties Up 30% Falling prices and steady fixed interest rates have encouraged regional investment Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) investors in the French Riviera have increased 30% in the past year, encouraged by low prices and fixed interest rates, according to a luxury real estate investment firm. Michael Zingraf Real Estate […]






Analyst’s: Some Key Reason To Buy Gold

Analyst’s: Some Key Reason To Buy Gold






Analyst’s: Some Key Reason To Buy Gold Some of the Key reasons why one analysts/author says that Gold is a good buy right now, as follows: “Negative interest rates reduce the cost of carrying gold and are, at least theoretically, inflationary. But it’s the cost of carry that is most compelling as a reason to […]