US Manufacturing Beat Estimates in September, Hit 13.5 Yr Highs

US Manufacturing Beat Estimates in September, Hit 13.5 Yr Highs

US Manufacturing Beat Estimates in September, Hit 13.5 Yr Highs September ISM Index (actual: 60.8 consensus: 57.8; prior: 58.8) August Construction Spending (actual: 0.5%; consensus: 0.2%; prior: -1.2%) A measure of US manufacturing activity surged to a near 13.5-year highs in September as disruptions to the supply chains caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma resulted in […]

US Factory Output Declines on Slowing Auto Production

US Factory Output Declines on Slowing Auto Production

US Factory Output Declines on Slowing Auto Production A slump in motor vehicle production pushed down US factory output unexpectedly in July, Federal Reserve data showed Thursday. Highlights of Industrial Production (July) Factory output dropped 0.1% (est. 0.2% gainer) after 0.2% gainer Total industrial production, which also includes mines and utilities, increased 0.2% (est. 0.3% […]

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Heeding President Trump’s Call, Investing in US Jobs

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Heeding President Trump’s Call, Investing in US Jobs

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Heeding President Trump’s Call, Investing in US Jobs $AAPL Apple CEO Tim Cook said Wednesday his company is putting $1-B into a fund to invest in advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States. Mr. Cook made the announcement during a TV interview Wednesday saying his company is always searching for ways to do […]

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, […]

Donald Trump at Boeing (NYSE:BA) “Buy American, Hire American”

Donald Trump at Boeing (NYSE:BA) “Buy American, Hire American”

Donald Trump at Boeing (NYSE:BA) “Buy American, Hire American” $BA, $F, $GM, $FCAU There is and continues to be considerable discussion about bringing back manufacturing to the US, and hiring Americans This was a major focus of Donald Trump’s campaign for President. Not surprisingly, there is similar discussion in other advanced countries. Teresa May, Prime […]

China’s Manufacturing Expands for 5th Month Running

China’s Manufacturing Expands for 5th Month Running

China’s Manufacturing Expands for 5th Month Running Activity at China’s factories slowed in December but still marked the 5th consecutive month of expansion in the latest sign that the world’s #2 economy is stabilizing. The monthly PMI (purchasing managers’ index) by the Chinese Federation of Logistics and Purchasing was 51.4 in December, the 2nd highest […]

China’s Overseas Direct Investment Continues Gaining Momentum

China’s Overseas Direct Investment Continues Gaining Momentum

China’s Overseas Direct Investment Continues Gaining Momentum China’s outbound direct investment (ODI) is surging despite weak global growth as Chinese companies continue to internationalize their business. Non-financial ODI increased 53.3% Y-Y to reach $145.96 in the January-October frame, surpassing the total for Y 2015 of about $121.4-B, according to the Ministry of Commerce on Thursday. […]

US Manufacturing Output Disapointed in August

US Manufacturing Output Disapointed in August

US Manufacturing Output Disapointed in August $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US factory production fell in August on cutbacks in appliances, home electronics and machinery. This threatens the market’s hopes for a manufacturing rebound after 2 prior months of gainers. The US Fed said Thursday factory production dropped 0.4% in August, after an increase of 0.4% […]

Chinese Companies Taping ASEAN Market

Chinese Companies Taping ASEAN Market

Chinese Companies Taping ASEAN Market As more and more Chinese companies tap into the burgeoning Southeast Asian market, expert and company officials expect localization to be a Key aspect to boost industrial capacity cooperation between China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The long-time friendly ties and close neighborhood provide China […]

Key Economic Data Does Not Reflect Pending ‘Disaster’

Key Economic Data Does Not Reflect Pending ‘Disaster’

Key Economic Data Does Not Reflect Pending ‘Disaster’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX July New Home Sales and August Philadelphia Fed NonManufacturing Survey Home Sales: +12.4%/ Philly Fed: -4 points; Orders: -14.9 points The Big Q: With housing and hiring looking really good, where is the economic disaster we keep hearing about? The notion that the […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Price Target 56/Share at Morgan Stanley

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Price Target 56/Share at Morgan Stanley

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Price Target 56/Share at Morgan Stanley $RACE Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE) had its price target lifted by Morgan Stanley from 54.00 to 56.00 in a research note published on Wednesday, StockTargetPrices.com reports. Morgan Stanley currently has an overweight rating on the stock. The firm has a 50-Day MA of 44.16 and a 200-Day MA […]

US Manufacturing Pressured By Strong USD Fell in June

US Manufacturing Pressured By Strong USD Fell in June

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

GOP United, Aligned Going Into Convention with Trump/Pence Ticket

GOP United, Aligned  Going Into Convention with Trump/Pence Ticket

GOP United, Aligned  Going Into Convention with Trump/Pence Ticket Saturday, Donald Trump’s choice for VP running mate Mike Pence, Saturday heralded the presumptive GOP nominee as a strong leader who will bring his brand of “no-nonsense Leadership” to Washington DC. “Elections are about choices, and I also joined this ticket because the choice could not […]

Donald Trump, “Globalization has Wiped out Our Middle-class”

Donald Trump, “Globalization has Wiped out Our Middle-class”

Donald Trump,”Globalization has Wiped out Our Middle-class” Donald Trump took aim at US free trade deals in a speech delivered in Western Pennsylvania Tuesday that painted Hillary Clinton as a champion of the kind of Globalization that has driven millions of US manufacturing jobs overseas. “This wave of globalization has wiped out totally, totally our […]

Japanese Economy Hard to Grow with Declining Workforce

Japanese Economy Hard to Grow with Declining Workforce

Japanese Economy Hard to Grow with Declining Workforce The fundamental problem of the Japanese economy is its declining workforce, an Australia international economist said recently in an  interview. Joseph Capurso, Commonwealth Bank of Australia international economist, said: “It’s very hard to grow your economy when your workforce is falling.” The May Markit/Nikkei manufacturing PMI declined […]

Qatar Plans Zones w/Tax Incentives to lure Overseas Investors

Qatar Plans Zones w/Tax Incentives to lure Overseas Investors

Qatar Plans Zones w/Tax Incentives to lure Overseas Investors Qatar is seeking to draw in more foreign investors and cut its dependence on gas revenues by setting up special economic zones that will allow for 100% overseas ownership. The world’s top LNG exporter is one of the richest countries per capita but faces a projected […]

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street $MDT, $KORS, $AVGO The US financial markets were closed Monday for Memorial Day. This week only 3 members of the S&P 500 will report Q-1 earnings to Wall Street as this season is winding down, they are: Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) Tuesday, Michael Kors Holdings (NYSE:KORS) Wednesday and Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) on Thursday. Economic Reports […]

GE (NYSE:GE), Saudi’s SAIIC Ink $3-B Deal to support new Saudi Vision

GE (NYSE:GE), Saudi’s SAIIC Ink $3-B Deal to support new Saudi Vision

GE (NYSE:GE), Saudi’s SAIIC Ink $3-B Deal to support new Saudi Vision $GE The J-V agreement will help expand the Kingdom’s local manufacturing sector The US industrial conglomerate General Electric (NYSE:GE) has signed a $3-B MOU (memorandum of understanding) with the Saudi Arabian Industrial Investments Company (SAIIC) to help develop the local manufacturing industry. Under […]

China Funding Upgrading of Manufacturing Sector

China Funding Upgrading of Manufacturing Sector

China Funding Upgrading of Manufacturing Sector China will support 10 Key manufacturing projects in reconstructing and upgrading the sector until Y 2018, a notice by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said Wednesday. The projects will aim to keep growth of value-added industrial output in the manufacturing industry above 7%. Corporate investment in upgrades […]

Two More Top Executives “Ankle” Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Two More Top Executives “Ankle” Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Two More Top Executives “Ankle” Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) $TSLA Tesla’s Q-1 earnings came in at a $283-M loss. Two Tesla Motors (NASDAQ:TSLA) production chiefs are leaving the EV country as it struggles to launch its mass-market Model 3 car and increase production. According to filings and media reports, the departures follow a rocky production start […]