Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market action in light of the recent NKorean peace summit, no US-China trade war, and President Trump the The Congress’ harangue with the DOJ and FBI. US, China trade tariffs; market held up well. Economic data good not great, better coming […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market action in light of NKorea peace talks, no US-China trade war, and the keep’em guessing shambles President Trump left the Canadian G7 Summit in. Thursday was a bit dicey in the US for the NAS Comp, but it recovered […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market indexes in light of looming Korea peace no US-China trade war and the current NFPs. Note: Former US President Barack Hussein Obama, though he likes to take credit, did not set the economy up for this super recovery, what […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market indexes in light of looming Korea peace and no US-China trade war. Overall, last week saw the major US stock market indices holding their ranges, trying but not breaking out, RUTX will try harder this week. There are solid […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Looking at the major US stock market indexes in light of no US-China trade war. The Major Market Futures as of this writing S&P 500 SPC1 Jun 18 $2,728.80 +15.80 +0.58% NAS 100 Future NQC1 Jun 18 $6,923.75 +49.75 +0.72% Last Friday, the major US stock market indices were […]

 Box Office: ‘Deadpool 2’ Tops ‘Infinity War’ With $125-M US Open

 Box Office: ‘Deadpool 2’ Tops ‘Infinity War’ With $125-M US Open

 Box Office: ‘Deadpool 2’ Tops ‘Infinity War’ With $125-M US Open $FOXA, $DIS, $VIA Superheroes dominate the box office Over is past weekend as Fox’s Deadpool 2 opened to $125-M domestically and $301-M globally after scoring the biggest foreign debut ever for an R-rated title. Playing in 4,349 theaters in North America, the widest release in Fox […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Looking at the major US stock market indexes technically The major US stock market indexes made good on Key reversals last week, moving through the near near term resistance. The pause to refresh Friday was on the cards, and a couple of days rest works to […]

As the EU Splinters, ECB’s Draghi Pleads for Currency Reform

As the EU Splinters, ECB’s Draghi Pleads for Currency Reform

As the EU Splinters, ECB’s Draghi Pleads for Currency Reform $EURUSD European Central Bank President Mario Draghi Friday called for greater central government interference in capital markets, stating his desire for a fiscal instrument that would alleviate crisis-driven stress on weaker countries. The Head of the European Central Bank (ECB) is urging political leaders to […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Looking at the major US stock market indexes technically Last week we saw break North off of support in the patterns or at the trend-lines. Volume just OK, good breadth on the move. Let’s see if  they can hold the moves. DJIA marked a doji Thursday […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX This market cannot make much of strong earnings report. The NAS Comp gaped up over 115 points, gave it back. Fairly goo Bullish stock index patterns remain but upside is used to sell aka distribution. Good patterns in lots of stocks and sectors are failing to provide […]

Regulatory Rule Change Seen Coming to Allow Bitcoin ETFs

Regulatory Rule Change Seen Coming to Allow Bitcoin ETFs

Regulatory Rule Change Seen Coming to Allow Bitcoin ETFs $BTCUSD, $CBOE, $CME The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is considering a rule change that may allow bitcoin  ETFs to be listed on exchanges. According to a document posted on the SEC website, the agency has begun the process to approve or disapprove a change in its rules that allows 2 […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Last Thursday, the Month/Quarter ended higher ahead of a 4 day Holiday Weekend, so the Big Q is does new money enter and help extend Thursday’s move, and do gains hold. And let’s not forget the volatility, will it calm. Remember, a market rally has to […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Global stock market look soft this week. Between the media trade banter, Month/Quarter end re-balancing and the Easter holiday-shortened week things can happen, even nothing much, as many Wall Street traders are on Spring vacation. Expect quiet on the G-10, and data fronts given the […]

Bitcoin: The Bulls Vs The Bears

Bitcoin: The Bulls Vs The Bears

Bitcoin: The Bulls Vs The Bears $BTCUSD Bitcoin started to look good Friday, and it rallied through to a mid-day high at $9,020 Saturday, before a late afternoon sell-off hit the broader cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin, could break through the 1st major resistance mark at $9,161.65, as investors locked in gains that led to Bitcoin falling […]

People are asking: “Has this market topped.”

People are asking: “Has this market topped.”

People are asking: “Has this market topped.” $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Since February 8th when the Dow Jones broke below its -10% BEV line in the chart below, it’s been building a pennant formation. I don’t know how significant it will be when the BEV plot breaks above or below the pennant, as technical analysis in today’s […]

World Markets Fell This Week, Investors Fear Trade Wars

World Markets Fell This Week, Investors Fear Trade Wars

World Markets Fell This Week, Investors Fear Trade Wars $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The world’s stock markets fell Friday on investor fears that a trade conflict between the US and China might would escalate. A 3nd day of losses pushed US stocks to their worst week in 2 years. So far, China’s response to the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Another big economic data week ahead. The FOMC meets Tuesday and Wednesday, and is expected to raise rates 25 bpts at the meeting. The other big econo news will be Existing Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators, Durable Goods Orders, and New Home Sales. And in […]

Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Falls to the ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Falls to the ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Falls to the ‘Black Panther’ $DIS, $LGF, $TWX, $FOX, $SNE The faith-based ‘I Can Only Imagine’ beats ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and ‘Love, Simon.’ Black Panther continued to make history in its 5th outing at the domestic box office with a $27-M take becoming only the 7th film ever to cross the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The leadership is leading the big moves on the indices with some to new highs, others attacking the near term resistance on the way to highs. Explore the laggards with good patterns, they are getting the time they need to complete patterns and join the […]

President Trump’s Tariffs Announced, Market Jumps

President Trump’s Tariffs Announced, Market Jumps

President Trump’s Tariffs Announced, Market Jumps $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stock finished higher Thursday as investors awaited President Trump’s official approval of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, which he gave just minutes before the close. The S&P 500 finished with a gainer of 0.5%, closing at its best mark of the day, while […]

US Economy Strong, Growing, as Financial Markets Consolidate Big Gains

US Economy Strong, Growing, as Financial Markets Consolidate Big Gains

US Economy Strong, Growing, as Financial Markets Consolidate Big Gains $VXX The nation’s economy is very strong, and the tax cut bill is energizing business, so the stock markets will be just fine despite the quick correction seen over the past 9 trading days. Savvy participants are cost averaging down and “buying the dip’ “Investment […]

Monetary Policy is the Engine-of-Inflation

Monetary Policy is the Engine-of-Inflation

Monetary Policy is the Engine-of-Inflation $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Just 2 Friday’s ago, on January 26th The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) made its latest BEV Zero, new all-time high.  Then 9 trading days later on Thursday February 8th it broke below its BEV -10% line in a dramatic fashion. The BEV plot seen below begins at […]

Investors Buying Gold for Protection

Investors Buying Gold for Protection

Investors Buying Gold for Protection $GLD Participants who understand the need to diversify their portfolios know the ability of Gold to diversify an investment portfolio, and to protect assets from declines in the equity markets. Gold often moves in the opposite direction as stocks, gaining value as stocks lose value. Gold gained 13% last year, […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Prediction Edition

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Prediction Edition

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Prediction Edition $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Again, and again hitting my targets, the sentiment is high and the positive momentum is Strong in here. The market will dip (negligible), pullback (-3 to 5%), correct (-8 t0 11%) or keep running ahead. Some if not many investors are afraid in here, […]

Wall Street Pros Find Bitcoin Getting Easy to Trade

Wall Street Pros Find Bitcoin Getting Easy to Trade

Wall Street Pros Find Bitcoin Getting Easy to Trade $BTCUSD , $CME, $CBOE The company that developed one of the most popular pieces of trading software is about to make it easier for professionals to bet on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Trading Technologies International Inc., aka TT, whose products let traders buy and sell on major […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Prediction Edition

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Prediction Edition

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Prediction Edition $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Again, hitting my targets, the sentiment is high and the momentum is Strong in here. Here is the predictions: In this earning scenario we are likely to see the S&P 500 at 3,257 in Y 2018, archive it. The market continues finding new leaders […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Again, hitting my targets, no predictions yet, but the sentiment is high and the momentum is Strong in here. DJIA look Very Bullish to me 26,000 in sight, that is the Key resistance. DJIA +228.46 at 25803.19, NAS Comp +49.28 at 7261.06, S&P 500 +18.68 at 2786.24 NAS Comp: +5.2% YTD DJIA: +4.4% […]

President Trump is ‘Crazy Like a Fox’, Investors Not Afraid

President Trump is ‘Crazy Like a Fox’, Investors Not Afraid

President Trump is ‘Crazy Like a Fox’, Investors Not Afraid $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks rose for a 5th day running, with technology shares bolstering major indexes, as investors continue to price in the impact of tax cuts before corporate earnings season begins later this week. The S&P 500 Index rose 0.2% to a […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Again, hitting my targets, but no predictions yet. Friday’s finish: DJIA +220.74 at 25295.87, NAS Comp  +58.64 at 7136.56, S&P 500 +19.16 at 2743.15 NAS Comp: +3.4% YTD S&P 500: +2.6% YTD DJIA: +2.3% YTD Russell 2000: +1.6% YTD The Big Q: Will the managed money keep coming in? The Big A: It […]

The Trump Bull Market Charges Into 2018, DJIA Breaks 25,000

The Trump Bull Market Charges Into 2018, DJIA Breaks 25,000

The Trump Bull Market Charges Into 2018, DJIA Breaks 25,000 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The macro indicators are telling investors that world economies are doing really well under President Trump’s MAGA policies. Thursday, the DJIA broke above the 25,000 for the 1st time, and other major US indexes posted new records, driven by strong US […]

WTI Crude Oil Price Hits 60 bbl, Highest Since Mid-2015

WTI Crude Oil Price Hits 60 bbl, Highest Since Mid-2015

WTI Crude Oil Price Hits 60 bbl, Highest Since Mid-2015 $USO, $OIL Friday, US Crude Oil prices rose above 60 bbl on the final trading day of the year, touching their highest mark since mid-2015 International benchmark Brent Crude futures also rose, supported by ongoing supply cuts by top producers OPEC and Russia as well […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX What we saw in the US stock market last week was not damaging to the technicals. The DJI and S&P 500 are extended, but the action this week did not suggest they ready to roll over. That may come as the market moves into the New Year, […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX As expected the Fed hiked interest rates as expected. Much more data to come this week, including: Housing starts, Existing Home Sales, GDP third, Philly Fed, Leading indicators, Personal income and spending, Durable Goods Orders, New Homes, Michigan Sentiment. Overall, the US economic data is […]

Caution Lights Flash as Bitcoin Posts New Record High

Caution Lights Flash as Bitcoin Posts New Record High

Caution Lights Flash as Bitcoin Posts New Record High $BTCUSD, $CBOE, $CME, $DB Friday, Bitcoin marked another all-time high of almost $18,000 on the Bitstamp exchange, up 9% on the day, as caution warnings grew over the risks of investing in the highly volatile and speculative financial instrument. Bitcoin is currently trading at: 17,716.0547, +382.699, or +2.21%, As […]

Bitcoin On Wall Street, Opens Strong

Bitcoin On Wall Street, Opens Strong

Bitcoin On Wall Street, Opens Strong $BTCUSD, $CBOE , $CME $GBTUSD Just 4 hours after its debut on Cboe Global Markets Inc.’s (NASDAQ:CBOE) Bitcoin futures, the contracts spiked more than 20% and triggered 2 trading halts designed to cool volatility. Dealers said initial volumes exceeded expectations, while traffic on Cboe’s website was so strong that […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The rising stock prices and steady increases in home values powered American household wealth to $96.9-T this Fall, the Fed said last Thursday. US wealth has made a remarkable comeback since the Great Recession, when it dove more than $10-T to $56.2-T, not adjusted for […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street analysts are predicting another up year for the S&P 500 Index (SPY) It is worth taking notice what would be accomplished if that prediction happens. At 2,800, the average estimate of 9 strategists tracked points not only to another year of all-time highs, […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Earnings season is finishing up, and the indices performed well through out the season, keeping the October/November move alive. Options Expiration saw some adjustments, just as a consolidation in NAS Comp and some big names broke higher, but then saw some selling on expiry. How those issues work […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX There is a lot of US economic data this week to digest. Including but not limited to: PPI, CPI, New York and Philly PMI, Retail sales for October, Inventories, Capacity and Utilization. Last week the big names that just broke out of bases tested their […]

China to Open Up Financial Markets with Tougher Regulations

China to Open Up Financial Markets with Tougher Regulations

China to Open Up Financial Markets with Tougher Regulations China’s central bank (PBOC) Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, 69 anni, says that the country’s financial system is becoming significantly more vulnerable due to high leverage. Zhou who has made some stern warnings recently about debt levels in the world’s 2nd-largest, soon to be the world largest economy. […]

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $AAPL Friday, the US major stock market indexes finished the longest string of weekly gainers since Y 2013 as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) results and strong services sector data added to the continuing and growing optimism in the economy. US Dollar (.DXY) index rose, […]

Investor Optimism Highest Since Crash of 1987

Investor Optimism Highest Since Crash of 1987

Investor Optimism Highest Since Crash of 1987 $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI The US and global stock market’s seemingly unstoppable rise to record highs has boosted investor optimism to levels not seen since the Crash of 1987, some are worried. The difference between The Bulls and The Bears has not  been this high in 30 years, […]

Bitcoin Futures Could Open the Way Into Crypto Markets

Bitcoin Futures Could Open the Way Into Crypto Markets

Bitcoin Futures Could Open the Way Into Crypto Markets $BTCUSD Bitcoin is spiking to a record after CME Group Inc.(NASDAQ:CME) said it’s planning to launch Bitcoin futures as the move could open the way for investors who have been standing on the sidelines as Bitcoin soared over 500% YTD. The cryptocurrency marked a high at […]

On Hospitality: Rotana CEO Omer Kaddouri

On Hospitality: Rotana CEO Omer Kaddouri

On Hospitality: Rotana CEO Omer Kaddouri As Abu Dhabi hotel group Rotana celebrates its 25th Anniversary, Omer Kaddouri explains why the last  have been the toughest yet When UAE hotel group Rotana opened its 1st property in Y 1993, a year after its founding, the Gulf hotel market was unrecognizable from the glittering towers and […]

Gold and the Fall of the US Dollar

Gold and the Fall of the US Dollar

Gold and the Fall of the US Dollar $OIL, $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $CNY China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia are aligning in response to trade sanctions and political discord from the West. Together, they may bring an end to the global supremacy of America and the USD, according to analyst Peter Reagan. China, Russia, and Saudi […]

Expect the Ultimate SUV, aka FUV, from Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

Expect the Ultimate SUV, aka FUV, from Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

Expect the Ultimate SUV, aka FUV, from Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) $RACE Ferrari’s CEO Sergio Marchionne 1st mentioned in August that Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE), the Fiat-Chrysler spinoff Mr. Marchionne also leads, would likely build a Ferrari badged sport utility vehicle (FUV). Monday, CEO Marchionne said that Ferrari will spend about 2.5 years deciding how and how many […]

Things Change When Bond Yields Begin to Rise

Things Change When Bond Yields Begin to Rise

Things Change When Bond Yields Begin to Rise $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Last week the DJIA closed at new all-time highs, with Friday’s close being just a whisker from making it 5 days in a row. Looking at the daily closes for the Dow Jones (Blue Plot below) with its 52Wk High Line (Green Plot), since […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investors did not receive any economic data Friday, nor will they receive any economic data Monday Noting new happened at the weekend that impacts Monday action. Some are talking about The Trump Rally extending in here, if it does the rule is let winners run, and […]

President Trump Will Get NKorean ‘Rocket Man’ to Stand Down

President Trump Will Get NKorean ‘Rocket Man’ to Stand Down

President Trump Will Get NKorean ‘Rocket Man’ to Stand Down The Trump Administration faces a “dilemma” with NKorea, but “they will work their way out of it by … getting “Rocket Man” to stand down,” former Trump domestic policy adviser Ken Blackwell said on TV Friday. “But I am sure it is a tough dilemma,” […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stock investors could rotate out of high-yielding sectors and into stocks of banks, which would benefit from the next leg up in interest rates, after the FOMC’s policy-setting meeting wraps up Wednesday. If the FOMC gives a nod to rising inflation or focuses its trimmed-down bond buying on […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US economic data on the week include: PPI, CPI, Retail Sales, and Empire Manufacturing. Hurricane IRMA made landfall and has been working its way up the west coast of Florida, so there will be an idea of the damage. Nothing serious from NKorea, but President […]

Gold Marks a Fresh 2017 High, Stocks Drop on NKorea Tensions

Gold Marks a Fresh 2017 High, Stocks Drop on NKorea Tensions

Gold Marks a Fresh 2017 High, Stocks Drop on NKorea Tensions $GLD NKorea launches or threatens to launch a missile, Gold rises, stocks fall, things calm down and stocks make up their losses, what has been a recurring story YTD. The Big Q: Is it different this time? The Big A: After NKorea said it […]

US Market and Asian Markets Quiet Ahead of Jackson Hole

US Market and Asian Markets Quiet Ahead of Jackson Hole

US Market and Asian Markets Quiet Ahead of Jackson Hole $DIA, $USO, $UGA, $GLD Investors continued to remain on the sidelines in anticipation of the Jackson Hole Symposium Friday. All of the US major indices all posted moderate losses again in light trading, with a counter trend for small caps, as the Russell gained 4 […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX There is a just a bit less of the same for news and economics this week. The market is seeing and factoring in that The Trump Administration is going to get more accomplished with the Top advisor staying put and both Big and Small business growth is […]

George Soros, the ‘Wounded Beast’, “I will take down President Trump”

George Soros, the ‘Wounded Beast’, “I will take down President Trump”

George Soros, the ‘Wounded Beast’, “I will take down President Trump” Speaking at the exclusive convention in the Swiss Alps for high ranking politicians an corporation heads, which many believe is actually a secret Illuminati meeting Goerge Soros vowed to destroy President Trump’s entire agenda. Mr. Soros, a Hillary Clinton supporter and DNC funder, is […]

There is Little Fear in World Stock Markets Now

There is Little Fear in World Stock Markets Now

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

US Stocks React to Overbought Market Conditions

US Stocks React to Overbought Market Conditions

US Stocks React to Overbought Market Conditions $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD US stocks retreated Thursday following the Asian and EU markets, with the S&P 500 Index giving up 1.5%, and a measure of market volatility was up, but still in Neutral mode. US Treasuries rose with the Japanese Yen as investors sought havens, Gold […]

Overnight World Market News

Overnight World Market News

Overnight World Market News $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Overnight , Asian equities followed US and European equities North on signs that a military conflict between the US and North Korea is not imminent . According to the North Korean news agency,  NKorean leader Kim Jong Un is reviewing missile strike plans and said that he […]

A 5 to 10% Pullback in the Market will be Bullish

A 5 to 10% Pullback in the Market will be Bullish

A 5 to 10% Pullback in the Market will be Bullish And Low Inflation in the US is Like a Tax Cut for the Economy Economist Larry Kudlow, a former adviser to President Ronald Reagan, said he is Bullish stocks because profits are rising, inflation is low and consumer confidence is high. “I’m very Bullish […]

August Markets: Stocks Often Declines as Traders Vacation

August Markets: Stocks Often Declines as Traders Vacation

August Markets: Stocks Often Declines as Traders Vacation $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX It is August and markets are taking time to consolidate the recent big gainers. And this August US President Donald Trump threatens to leash Fire & Fury on NKorea. So, we are seeing the VIX wake up, as swings in stocks and junk […]

The Financial Markets are Ignoring the Saber Rattling

The Financial Markets are Ignoring the Saber Rattling

The Financial Markets are Ignoring the Saber Rattling $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Financial markets have not reacted much to the escalation in tensions between the US and NKorea, and that is largely because in the worst-case scenario it is impossible to guess an appropriate price for things like stocks and bonds. It’s hard to price […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The NAS Comp and the S&P 500 are standing near support after just over a week range trading, there is leadership that can move North and break the indices higher off of the Key support. The US NFPs report was solid enough, thought not great, as the Key indices […]

Hong Kong is the World’s Top Stock Market

Hong Kong is the World’s Top Stock Market

Hong Kong is the World’s Top Stock Market $HSI, $TCEHY, $PNGAY, $AAPL, $FB Among the world’s biggest stock markets, there have not been any better investments YTD than Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index But under the surface of that 25% rise, gains are getting more concentrated, and that means for some shares, volatility is on […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Healthcare reform was scuttled by a vote from maverick US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) a walking dead man shouting his last hurrah. This is not over yet, more this week. President Trump will do the right thing, and stop subsidizing the insurance companies to write bad […]

What California’s Real Estate Slowdown Means For Home Prices

What California’s Real Estate Slowdown Means For Home Prices

What California’s Real Estate Slowdown Means For Home Prices 6 months of slipping sales suggest a economic slowdown in California, what does that mean for home prices? Home sales are down in California for the for the 6th month running, suggesting an impending slowdown even as prices have set new records. Despite strong closed escrow […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Lots of data happening this week. Consumer Confidence, New Home Sales, Durable Goods, GDP Q-2 estimate, and the FOMC meet Wednesday. A relatively strong GDP estimate at 2.8% is anticipated. If that happens, it may toughen up the FOMC’s statement on Wednesday, as the Fed may […]

Expect DJIA to Trade Above 22,000 in the Coming Weeks, or Days

Expect DJIA to Trade Above 22,000 in the Coming Weeks, or Days

Expect DJIA to Trade Above 22,000 in the Coming Weeks, or Days $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Not unexpected, the Dow Jones made new all-time highs on the last 3 trading days last week. And finished Wednesday +66.02 at 21640.75 for another. The number of BEV Zeros the Dow has made since the November election increases weekly. Since […]

Russia and China Setting Up to Transact Energy Business in Gold

Russia and China Setting Up to Transact Energy Business in Gold

Russia and China Setting Up to Transact Energy Business in Gold $GLD, $OIL, $USD, $CNY Russia’s largest bank, state-owned Sberbank, announced that its Swiss subsidiary had begun trading in Gold on the Shanghai Gold Exchange. Russian officials have signaled that they plan to conduct transactions with China using Gold as a means of marginalizing the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The major US stock indexes were consolidating the recent moves, buying, selling, buying on lite volume, then last Wednesday came to life with the release of the Schoolmarm Yellen’s testimony to Congress. The we saw solid moves for 3 day’s running, Friday saw the indices […]

Electrical Power Consumption, Economic Growth and Global Warming

Electrical Power Consumption, Economic Growth and Global Warming

Electrical Power Consumption, Economic Growth and Global Warming $DIA, $GLD, $SLV The DJIA had not seen a new all-time high since June 19 until this week, when it closed at record highs 2 days running. But as the Dow Jones’ BEV chart below shows, last week it closed just 0.53% away from a new all-time […]

Fed Chairwoman Gets Investors Attention Again

Fed Chairwoman Gets Investors Attention Again

Fed Chairwoman Gets Investors Attention Again $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The focus Thursday was Fed Chairwoman Yellen’s testimony before the US Congress as the market posted another record close. Wednesday’s testimony confirmed this year’s next rate hike/s and QE policy tightening process that the market expected, but the discussions about the longer-term Neutral rate of […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX This Independence Day celebration in the US has Monday doing 1/2 session and then a closed market Tuesday, 4th of July. Not much action or change expected Monday, but Wednesday things may gett interesting as new money could flow into the market. Consumer Sentiment is […]

Chinese Yuan (CN¥) Winning Streak Over

Chinese Yuan (CN¥) Winning Streak Over

China’s yuan weakened against the US dollar after a softer official fixing on Monday, snapping the currency’s four-day winning streak, while the launch of a bond trading scheme between China and Hong Kong had little impact on the market. The “Bond Connect” programme between China and Hong Kong kicked off on Monday, linking China’s US$9 […]

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 […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Okay the PPT, aka the Plunge Protection Team,  entered the market, blunted the selloff 2 Fridays ago, as FAANGs and other big NAS stocks held support. As that happened, managed money moved into DJJIA, driving it to new highs that held through Friday’s close. Notably, the […]

Global Investors Rotating, Not Retreating

Global Investors Rotating, Not Retreating

Global Investors Rotating, Not Retreating $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Global equities have recovered rapidly after a dip this month as technology firms sold off, signalling the investors are still confident about the last of the Trump reflation trades, as they take a more discerning approach to stock-picking. Despite that recent stumble, MSCI’s gauge of world stock […]

Quick Profits On The Chinese Yuan (CN¥) ⇨ US Dollar ($) (CNYUSD)

Quick Profits On The Chinese Yuan (CN¥) ⇨ US Dollar ($) (CNYUSD)

China’s yuan firmed slightly against the US dollar ahead of possibly tighter monetary policy at home if US interest rates rise this week. The market has turned its focus to the Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting that starts later on, speculating that a hike in rates there will have a spillover effect on domestic money […]

Strategist Ignores Tech Dip, Sees 7% S&P 500 Rebound

Strategist Ignores Tech Dip, Sees 7% S&P 500 Rebound

Strategist Ignores Tech Dip, Sees 7% S&P 500 Rebound $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX A respected managed money strategist is not put off by the dip in technology sector and has raised his outlook. RBC Capital strategist Jonathan Golub raised his price target for the S&P 500, citing improving profit growth and “reasonable valuations.” His new […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Last Friday we saw the start of some rotation. With good patterns set up in manufacturing, construction, and other old economy stocks sectors, it will not surprise to continue seeing smart money flow there breaking them higher. Not seeing managed money leaving the market, but […]

The Future of e-Commerce in the UAE

The Future of e-Commerce in the UAE

The Future of e-Commerce in the UAE  Ulugbek Yuldashev outlines the changes on the horizon for the UAE’s online shopping market It’s no secret that e-Commerce is gaining immense popularity by the minute in the UAE and throughout the GCC, with the retail sector witnessing a steady shift from brick and mortar to online shopping. […]

The Stock Markets Signal President Trump is Safe in the Oval Office

The Stock Markets Signal President Trump is Safe in the Oval Office

The Stock Markets Signal President Trump is Safe in the Oval Office $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Many people love President Donald Trump, and many hate him to the point of stress and hysteria, so much so that they are becoming obese as the result. I know a Trump hater that looks like he put on […]

Some Key Rules When Trading the Markets

Some Key Rules When Trading the Markets

Some Key Rules When Trading the Markets $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX “The investor’s chief problem, and even his worst enemy, is likely to be himself.” – Benjamin Graham Below is a list of the Key stock trading rules when the markets are trading at highs, they are not new. Successful investor use them daily,  the […]

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