Presidents Trump and Xi Set to Meet at G-20 in Argentina on Trade Issues

Presidents Trump and Xi Set to Meet at G-20 in Argentina on Trade Issues

Presidents Trump and Xi Set to Meet at G-20 in Argentina on Trade Issues US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet at the Group of 20 nations Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina to discuss the trade dispute between the two countries in late November. White House economic advisor, Larry Kudlow, told […]

Fed Will Fade, Halt Interest Rate Hikes After December

Fed Will Fade, Halt Interest Rate Hikes After December

Fed Will Fade, Halt Interest Rate Hikes After December $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Jim Cramer says Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will hike interest rates once more in December and then stop. “I just think he’s going to blink,” Mr. Cramer said on TV Monday “It’s going to be 1 and done in December. That’s […]

President Trump: “Migrant Caravans a National Emergency”

President Trump: “Migrant Caravans a National Emergency”

President Trump: “Migrant Caravans a National Emergency” US President Donald Trump Monday, declaring a massive caravan of immigrants heading to the US border as a national emergency, said the US will cut off or reduce the “massive foreign aid” given to Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador after they did not stop the migrants’ trip north. “I […]

China’s Growth Slows, Investors Seeking Reassurances 

China’s Growth Slows, Investors Seeking Reassurances 

China’s Growth Slows, Investors Seeking Reassurances Friday, China reported economic growth sank to a post-global crisis low as finance officials launched a media blitz to shore up confidence in its fall stock market. Growth in the Quarter that ended in September slipped to 6.5% over a year earlier from the prior Quarter’s 6.7%, official data […]

America’s Middle-class Tax Cut on the Way

America’s Middle-class Tax Cut on the Way

America’s Middle-class Tax Cut on the Way President Donald Trump said he’s considering a “major tax cut” for middle-income earners that he may announce just days away. The cut was approved in the House in July, and just awaits the blessing of the Senate. The Y 2017 overhaul has been criticized for mainly benefiting the […]

President Trump, Congress Preparing a Response to the Arrest of Suspects in Khashoggi’s Death

President Trump, Congress Preparing a Response to the Arrest of Suspects in Khashoggi’s Death

President Trump, Congress Preparing a Response to the Arrest of Suspects in Khashoggi’s Death Friday, President Donald Trump called Saudi Arabia’s announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of  Jamal Khashoggi a “good first step” and said he would work with Congress on a US response. The President spoke to the media at […]

China Has Not Responded Positively to US on Trade

China Has Not Responded Positively to US on Trade

China Has Not Responded Positively to US on Trade Beijing’s trade practices make them an unreliable negotiating partner. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow hammered China’s lack of cooperation in the US attempt to forge a trade deal. “They are unfair traders. They are illegal traders. They have stolen our intellectual property,” Mr. Kudlow said […]

Freedom Caucus Demands Rosenstein Resign ‘Immediately’

Freedom Caucus Demands Rosenstein Resign ‘Immediately’

House Freedom Caucus Demands Rosenstein Resign ‘Immediately’ The US House of Representatives Freedom Caucus head Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) Thursday called for Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to resign “immediately.” The demand reflects an escalating dissatisfaction with the Department of Justice’s #2 official, both for his lack of “candor” and failure, so far, to appear before […]

 Philly Fed Survey: Trump Trade Disputes Barely Slows Manufacturers’ Investment Plans

 Philly Fed Survey: Trump Trade Disputes Barely Slows Manufacturers’ Investment Plans

Philly Fed Survey: Trump Trade Disputes Barely Slows Manufacturers’ Investment Plans US Manufacturers in the northeast are largely shrugging off global trade disputes and plan to boost investments next year thanks to tax cuts, according to a Federal Reserve survey. More than 64% of business respondents in the Philadelphia Fed district said tariff and trade […]

The EU is Moving Too Slowly in Trade Talks

The EU is Moving Too Slowly in Trade Talks

The EU is Moving Too Slowly in Trade Talks President Trump’s patience is not unlimited, and this is not a 5 year process. Wednesday, the US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says the European Union is moving too slowly in trade talks and is warning that President Donald Trump’s patience with the Europeans may soon […]

President Trump is Not Demanding a Monetary Policy Change at the Fed

President Trump is Not Demanding a Monetary Policy Change at the Fed

President Trump is Not Demanding a Monetary Policy Change at the Fed Wednesday, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said that US President Trump was not demanding a policy change at the Fed. President Trump heaped more criticism on the Fed Tuesday, calling rising US interest rates his “biggest threat.” The Trump Administration official said […]

Fed Hawks Want to Chill Roaring US Economy

Fed Hawks Want to Chill Roaring US Economy

Fed Hawks Want to Chill Roaring US Economy Despite sharp criticism from President Donald Trump for raising interest rates, Fed policymakers remain generally united on the need to raise borrowing costs further, according to minutes from their most recent policy meeting. Every policymaker backed the Fed’s September rate increase, according to the minutes of the Sept. […]

Trump Voters Believe Men Face More Discrimination

Trump Voters Believe Men Face More Discrimination

Trump Voters Believe Men Face More Discrimination The Big Q: “How much discrimination do men face in America today? The Big A: President Trump earlier this month spoke about it being a “scary” time for men. A higher portion of President Donald Trump voters believe men face discrimination more than women, the LGBT community, African-Americans or Mexican-Americans, […]

President Trump Asks His Cabinet for 5% Cut in Next Year’s Budget

President Trump Asks His Cabinet for 5% Cut in Next Year’s Budget

President Trump Asks His Cabinet for 5% Cut in Next Year’s Budget Dubbing it the “nickel plan,” President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he’s asking every Cabinet Secretary to cut their next-year’s budgets by 5%. “Get rid of the fat. Get rid of the waste,” President Trump told members of his Cabinet during a meeting […]

Expect Strong Earnings, Forward Expectations to Drive Markets to Record Highs

Expect Strong Earnings, Forward Expectations to Drive Markets to Record Highs

Expect Strong Earnings, Forward Expectations to Drive Markets to Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Wall Street’s longest Bull market rally is alive and well after last weeks healthy pull back and will continue to run North into the record territory. Last week’s pull back action is not indicative of any fundamental changes in the […]

President Trump, “My Biggest Threat Is the Fed”

President Trump, “My Biggest Threat Is the Fed”

President Trump, “My Biggest Threat Is the Fed” Tuesday, US President Donald Trump escalated his assault on the Fed, calling the central bank the biggest threat of his Presidency. “My biggest threat is the Fed,” President Trump said in a TV interview. “Because the Fed is raising rates too fast, and it is too independent,” he […]

President Trump Dominated ’60 Minutes’ Interview

President Trump Dominated ’60 Minutes’ Interview

President Trump Dominated ’60 Minutes’ Interview The interview played into the hands of our media-savvy President On Oct. 14, CBS’s “60 Minutes” aired an interview with President Donald Trump — rare for its status as having appeared outside of Fox News or conservative media. Appearing the same weekend as First Lady Melania Trump’s appearance on […]

President Trump: “Something Big Is Happening”

President Trump: “Something Big Is Happening”

President Trump: “Something Big Is Happening” Big Blue Wave’r Debunked Monday, US President Donald Trump hailed the size of his political rallies, saying they are “far bigger” than ever before ahead of the midterm elections in November. “The crowds at my Rallies are far bigger than they have ever been before, including the 2016 election,” […]

President Trump Warns China, “Another round of tariffs coming.”

President Trump Warns China, “Another round of tariffs coming.”

President Trump Warns China, “Another round of tariffs coming.” US President Donald Trump threatened to impose another round of tariffs on China and warned that Chinese meddling in US politics is a “bigger problem” than Russian involvement in the 2016 Election. Asked in a TV interview whether he wants to push China’s economy into a […]

President Trump, “America’s Top ‘Promise Keeper'”

President Trump, “America’s Top ‘Promise Keeper

President Trump, “America’s Top ‘Promise Keeper’” US President Donald Trump has tallied almost 300 of his Administration’s achievements, and has “surpassed those of former President Reagan,” according to the Washington Examiner. The Examiner’s Paul Bedard, in his “Washington Secrets” column, writes that President Trump’s “administration has counted up 289 accomplishments in 18 categories,” culminating in Supreme […]

Billionaire Kayne West Leads Black Americans Out of Poverty into America’s Dream

Billionaire Kayne West Leads Black Americans Out of Poverty into America’s Dream

Billionaire Kayne West Leads Black Americans Out of Poverty into America’s Dream Black-American Voters Shifting Toward Donald Trump Thursday, President Trump met with Kanye West and Jim Brown in the Oval Office to discuss criminal justice reform and other policy issues. Then they had lunch afterwards to continue their discussion. The MSM says that it know […]

SKorea Defers to President Trump on SKorea Sanctions

SKorea Defers to President Trump on SKorea Sanctions

SKorea Defers to President Trump on SKorea Sanctions US President Donald Trump warned SKorea could “do nothing” on lifting NKorea sanctions without his approval, leading to SKorea to walk back a proposal to do so. Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha had said Wednesday that Seoul was considering lifting measures applied after a deadly attack in 2010 that killed […]

President Trump, “The Fed is Out of Control”

President Trump, “The Fed is Out of Control”

President Trump, “The Fed is Out of Control” $DIA, SPY, QQQ, RUTX, VXX US President Donald Trump said he will not fire Fed Chairman Jerome Powell but blamed an “out of control” FOMC for the worst stock market sell-off since February. President Trump also told reporters in the Oval Office Thursday morning that he knows […]

Celebrity Opinions Do Not Sway Majority of Voters

Celebrity Opinions Do Not Sway Majority of Voters

Celebrity Opinions Do Not Sway Majority of Voters US Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), a candidate in Tennessee’s US Senate race, during a TV interview pushed back against pop star Taylor Swift’s Instagram post that questioned her voting record on women’s issues Ms. Swift’s declaration that she plans to vote for Democrats next month broke a […]

President Trump’s Economic Boom Can Last ‘A Good Many Years’

President Trump’s Economic Boom Can Last ‘A Good Many Years’

President Trump’s Economic Boom Can Last ‘A Good Many Years’  President Trump is Guiding ‘Hottest Economy’ in World Larry Kudlow, director of the White House’s National Economic Council, does not see an end to the robust economic growth sparked by President Donald Trump’s strategy. “I just do not see where this is going to end,” he […]

President Trump Celebrates: Kavanaugh is a ‘Tremendous Victory’

President Trump Celebrates: Kavanaugh is a ‘Tremendous Victory’

President Trump Celebrates: Kavanaugh is a ‘Tremendous Victory’ President Donald Trump at a Kansas rally celebrated the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, condemning Democrats for what he called a “shameless campaign of political and personal destruction” against his nominee. To cheers of supporters at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka, Trump declared it […]

Saudi Crown Prince to US President Trump, “We have replaced all Iran’s lost Oil”

Saudi Crown Prince to US President Trump, “We have replaced all Iran’s lost Oil”

Saudi Crown Prince to US President Trump, “We have replaced all Iran’s lost Oil” $OIL, $USO, $UGA Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince said that the Kingdom is fulfilling promises to make up for Iranian Crude Oil supplies lost to American sanctions. “The request that America made to Saudi Arabia and other OPEC countries is to be […]

The Trump Effect: Americans Working, Higher Wages, Booming Manufacturing

The Trump Effect: Americans Working, Higher Wages, Booming Manufacturing

The Trump Effect: Americans Working, Higher Wages, Booming Manufacturing The Trump Effect has Made America Great Again, and Is Keeping America Great! The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to a near 49-year low last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength, which continues to underpin economic growth. The labor market, which is […]

A “Red Wave” in November Means More Tax Cuts for Americans

A “Red Wave” in November Means More Tax Cuts for Americans

A “Red Wave” in November Means More Tax Cuts for Americans $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX A “Red Wave” in the November midterm elections means “tax cuts 2.0” GOP voter enthusiasm is powered by support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Financial stocks are rallying for a 2nd day running as 10-year T-Note yields top […]

“Enormous Confidence” Driving US Economic Growth

“Enormous Confidence” Driving US Economic Growth

“Enormous Confidence” Driving US Economic Growth “President Trump is a growth guy and he has launched a boom that nobody thought possible.” The National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow says “enormous confidence” just one of the many factors driving robust economic growth, which he does not expect to stop anytime soon. “I’ll start with the […]

The Trump Effect: Economic Policies Translating Into More Jobs

The Trump Effect: Economic Policies Translating Into More Jobs

The Trump Effect: Economic Policies Translating Into More Jobs “The only reason to vote for a Democrat is if you are tired of Winning!” “Our strong economy means more jobs for our great electrical contractors.” Tuesday, US President Donald Trump told electrical contractors that his economic policies would translate into more jobs for their ranks […]

Atlanta Fed’s Fresh GDP Growth Estimate at 4.1%

Atlanta Fed’s Fresh GDP Growth Estimate at 4.1%

Atlanta Fed’s Fresh GDP Growth Estimate at 4.1% The US economy is growing at a 4.1% annualized rate in Q-3 following the government’s construction-spending report and other recent economic data, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed Tuesday. The GDPNow model estimate for real GDP growth (seasonally adjusted annual rate) in Q-3 of Y 2018 is 4.1% on October […]

President Trump: The US Returns to a “Manufacturing Powerhouse”

President Trump: The US Returns to a “Manufacturing Powerhouse”

President Trump: The US Returns to a “Manufacturing Powerhouse” Monday, US President Donald Trump on celebrated the revised North American trade deal with Canada and Mexico as a return of the United States to a “manufacturing powerhouse,” vowing to sign the agreement by late November. But the President noted that the deal needs to be […]

Germany’s Chancellor Merkel Warns US President Trump Against ‘Destroying’ UN

Germany’s Chancellor Merkel Warns US President Trump Against ‘Destroying’ UN

Germany’s Chancellor Merkel Warns US President Trump Against ‘Destroying’ UN Sunday, with a sour puss German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned US President Donald Trump against “destroying” the United Nations. “I believe that destroying something without having developed something new is extremely dangerous,” Ms. Merkel said at a regional election campaign event in Bavaria. Germany’s veteran […]

China Seeks a ‘Peaceful Path’ to Resolve Trade Issues

China Seeks a ‘Peaceful Path’ to Resolve Trade Issues

China Seeks a ‘Peaceful Path’ to Resolve Trade Issues Friday, China warned that its critical relationship with the United States could break “like a glass,” and used the most global of stages to warn The Trump Administration it will not be pushed around on trade. Foreign Minister Wang Yi insisted that his country “will not […]

Gold Down and USD Up on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Down and USD Up on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Down and USD Up on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold Gold is down more than 13% from an April high, largely because of the stronger USD Concerns about Iran sanctions led to a widening difference between NYMEX WTI Crude and ICE Brent Crude prices Global mining […]

President Trump Postpones Rosenstein Meeting

President Trump Postpones Rosenstein Meeting

President Trump Postpones Rosenstein Meeting Thursday, in order to avoid conflicting with a dramatic Senate hearing involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, according to the White House, a highly anticipated meeting between President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was postponed until next week. The 2 men were set to meet Thursday following […]

Gold Up and USD Up on FOMC Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Up and USD Up on FOMC Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Up and USD Up on FOMC Rate Hike + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Thursday, Gold prices rose, as investors looked for bargains after the metal fell a 2-week lows in the prior session following a US interest rate hike and as limited gains in USD after the decision supported demand […]

Fed Hikes, Removes ‘Dovish’ Language from Policy Statement

Fed Hikes, Removes ‘Dovish’ Language from Policy Statement

Fed Hikes, Removes ‘Dovish’ Language from Policy Statement $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The FOMC increased short-term interest rates Wednesday, as expected, raising the fed funds target range by 25 bpts to 2.00-2.25%. The move reflected an upbeat assessment of the economy that was identical to the central bank’s last policy statement 8 weeks ago, […]

President Trump ‘Talks Tough’ and the Whole World Listens

President Trump ‘Talks Tough’ and the Whole World Listens

President Trump ‘Talks Tough’ and the Whole World Listens The “whole world” is listening to President Donald Trump’s tough talk on Iran, and there are many Middle Eastern countries who fully support his decision on sanctions, Rep. Lee Zeldin, (R-NY) said Wednesday. “They don’t want to see Iran have a nuclear weapon,” Mr. Zeldin said […]

Gold Steady on Flat USD, and FOMC Rate Policy Announcement + Commodities

Gold Steady on Flat USD, and FOMC Rate Policy Announcement + Commodities

Gold Steady on Flat USD, and FOMC Rate Policy Announcement + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold prices drifting in a narrow range Wednesday as investors awaited cues of the FOMC’s 2-day meeting, where policymakers are expected to raise interest rates for the 3rd time this year. Spot gold was up […]

OPEC of ‘Ripping Off’ World, President Trump Calls for Lower Crude Oil Prices

OPEC of ‘Ripping Off’ World, President Trump Calls for Lower Crude Oil Prices

OPEC of ‘Ripping Off’ World, President Trump Calls for Lower Crude Oil Prices $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $USO, $OIL Tuesday, US President Donald Trump accused members of the OPEC cartel of “ripping off” the world, as he called for a lowering of energy prices. “The United States stands ready to export our abundant affordable […]

China’s Trade Policy Change “Not Going to Be Easy”

China’s Trade Policy Change “Not Going to Be Easy”

China’s Trade Policy Change “Not Going to Be Easy” Tuesday, US President Donald Trump’s top trade official said that changing China’s economic policies to become more market-oriented “is not going to be easy” even with tariffs now in place on $250-B worth of Chinese goods. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, in rare public remarks at […]

The Trump Economy: Consumer Confidence Rises 18-Year High

The Trump Economy: Consumer Confidence Rises 18-Year High

The Trump Economy: Consumer Confidence Rises 18-Year High US consumer confidence rose to an 18-year high in September as households grew more upbeat about the labor market, pointing to sustained strength in the economy despite an increasingly bitter trade dispute between the US and China. While other data Tuesday showed a moderation in house price […]

Gold Flat on Firm USD, China Trade Tensions Continue + Commodities

Gold Flat on Firm USD, China Trade Tensions Continue + Commodities

Gold Flat on Firm USD, China Trade Tensions Continue + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold was steady Tuesday on US-China trade tensions after $200-B of tariffs came into effect, investors stay on the sidelines ahead of the FOMC policy meeting. Spot gold was barely changed at 1,198.28 oz by 0056 GMT. […]

“No Great ‘Potholes’ Seen Stopping President Trump Economic Growth Policies”

“No Great ‘Potholes’ Seen Stopping President Trump Economic Growth Policies”

“No Great ‘Potholes’ Seen Stopping President Trump Economic Growth Policies” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon expects robust economic growth “may very well continue” because he does not see any “great potholes” stopping it. Mr. Dimon said in a TV interview Monday hat he cannot tell whether the China […]

President Trump Announces New US-SKorea Free Trade Agreement

President Trump Announces New US-SKorea Free Trade Agreement

President Trump Announces New US-SKorea Free Trade Agreement Monday, US President Donald Trump announced a  new free trade agreement between the United States and South Korea that he said will be mutually beneficial. Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met at the United Nations, where many world leaders are gathering this week for the […]

Gold Down on From USD, as China Halts Trade Talks + Commodities

Gold Down on From USD, as China Halts Trade Talks + Commodities

Gold Down on From USD, as China Halts Trade Talks + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold edged lower Monday, as USD held firm on news that China has cancelled trade talks with the United States, with the market also eyeing this week’s FOMC policy meeting for guidance on […]

US Stocks and the Mid-Term Elections

US Stocks and the Mid-Term Elections

US Stocks and the Mid-Term Elections $SPY, $VXX When reading market forecasts for the November congressional elections, one may get the sense something is missing. The Big Q: What’s that? The Big A: The market forecasts! While Wall Street is flooded with efforts to frame outcomes as the vote approaches, there is a discernible vagueness […]

President Trump Can Keep ‘America First’ in Energy

President Trump Can Keep ‘America First’ in Energy

President Trump Can Keep ‘America First’ in Energy $USO, $UGA, $USD, $HON The EPA’s proposed new auto emissions rule, the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule, is now half-way through its comment period, which ends in October. Deep in the 500-pg notice of proposed rule-making is an issue few are talking about, but it’s one […]

“Iran’s Economy Is ‘Plummeting’ Under US Pressure”

“Iran’s Economy Is ‘Plummeting’ Under US Pressure”

Iran’s Economy Is ‘Plummeting’ Under US Pressure Iran’s economy is faltering after the US pulled out of a nuclear deal in May, and Europeans are deciding not to do business there, said Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations. The US position remains not to do business with any EU countries that engage […]

“Iran’s Government Will Be Overthrown”

“Iran’s Government Will Be Overthrown”

“Iran’s Government Will Be Overthrown” Saturday, US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said that US sanctions on Iran are leading to economic pain that could lead to a “successful revolution,” contrasting with administration comments that regime change in Tehran is not US policy. “I don’t know when we’re going to overthrow them,” said […]

Secretary Pompeo: “US Iran Policy ‘Straightforward'”

Secretary Pompeo: “US Iran Policy ‘Straightforward

 Secretary Pompeo: “US Iran Policy ‘Straightforward’” Stop being a world sponsor of Terror. US President Donald Trump’s policy on Iran is and has been ‘straightforward’ all along, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday: Stop being a world sponsor of terror. “We have made it clear that regime change is not President Trump’s policy,” Secretary […]

President Trump Sees Gain From China Tariffs as Worth US Pain

President Trump Sees Gain From China Tariffs as Worth US Pain

President Trump Sees Gain From China Tariffs as Worth US Pain The Trump Administration said it needs to confront China over its trading practices to defend US long-term interests even as escalating tariffs may cause discomfort for American consumers. Inaction by the US would leave the American economy and consumers worse off over the longer […]

President Trump, “Will expose really bad things at the FBI”

President Trump, “Will expose really bad things at the FBI”

President Trump, “Will expose really bad things at the FBI” US President Donald Trump wants to declassify secret documents in the Russia investigation, an extraordinary move he says will ensure that “really bad things” at the FBI are exposed. His decision may expose sensitive sources and methods and brush up against privacy law protections, experts […]

President Trump: “Time to Take a Stand on China After Tariff Move”

President Trump: “Time to Take a Stand on China After Tariff Move”

President Trump: “Time to Take a Stand on China After Tariff Move” US President Donald Trump hit out at China days after announcing another round of tariffs, signaling the trade dispute will not end soon. “It’s time to take a stand on China,” President Trump said in an interview late Thursday with Fox News. “We have no […]

Gold Prices Up, Easing Trade Concerns Soften USD + Commodities

Gold Prices Up, Easing Trade Concerns Soften USD + Commodities

Gold Prices Up, Easing Trade Concerns Soften USD + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Asian stocks extended gains Friday thanks to Wall Street marking all-time highs, as investors believe that the latest exchange of tariffs between the United States and China may be less damaging than initially feared. […]

No Provision for WALL, No Spending

No Provision for WALL, No Spending

No Provision for Wall, No Spending President Donald Trump Thursday hammered an extensive continuing resolution passed by the Senate earlier this week, calling it “ridiculous” and demanding to know where the money for border security will come from. “I want to know, where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill, […]

The Trump Effect: US Economy is Strong

The Trump Effect: US Economy is Strong

The Trump Effect: US Economy is Strong $DIA The strong US economy continues under President Donald Trump. A string of reports Thursday showed the labor market is getting stronger, consumers are increasingly optimistic and manufacturers are expanding, adding to signs that GDP (gross domestic product) remains on track for a solid performance in Q-3 Filings […]

Gold Prices Steady, Trade Concerns Pressure USD + Commodities

Gold Prices Steady, Trade Concerns Pressure USD + Commodities

Gold Prices Steady, Trade Concerns Pressure USD + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN,$WEAT In Asia Asian stocks followed global indexes higher Thursday, as investors took a less bearish view on the impact of the US-China trade war on markets, a sharp contrast to dim expectations economists had on US growth amid the […]

President Trump: ‘We Will Be 100%’ With Hurricane Florence Victims

President Trump: ‘We Will Be 100%’ With Hurricane Florence Victims

President Trump: ‘We Will Be 100%’ With Hurricane Florence Victims Wednesday, President Donald Trump sought to offer comfort to families who suffered losses in Hurricane Florence, declaring “America grieves for you” as he arrived in North Carolina to survey damage left by the powerful storm. President Trump pledged to be with storm victims “100 percent” […]

Gold Prices Up, as USD Eases + Commodities

Gold Prices Up, as USD Eases + Commodities

Gold Prices Up, as USD Eases + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN,$WEAT  Gold prices edged up Wednesday, as the USD weakened despite another round of reciprocal tariffs in the US-China trade dispute. In focus 19 September 2018 Spot gold up 0.1 % to 1,199.18 oz by 0044 GMT US gold futures […]

President Trump’s Tariff Policy to Have Little Inflation Effects

President Trump’s Tariff Policy to Have Little Inflation Effects

President Trump’s Tariff Policy to Have Little Inflation Effects $BAC US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that President Donald Trump’s new China tariffs will increase prices but “nobody is going to actually notice.” Secretary Ross said in a TV interview that the tariffs will be “spread across thousands and thousands of products” and “nobody is […]

Wall Street Not Worried About President Trump’s Trade Policy

Wall Street Not Worried About President Trump’s Trade Policy

Wall Street Not Worried About President Trump’s Trade Policy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street finished higher Tuesday in a broad-based rally as investors brushed aside trade rhetoric between the United States and China showing no fear, only cheer. All 3 major U.S. indexes closed higher following Monday’s pause to refresh. Late Monday, US […]

Crude Oil Prices Soften on Renewed Trade Concerns

Crude Oil Prices Soften on Renewed Trade Concerns

Crude Oil Prices Soften on Renewed Trade Concerns $USO, $OIL NYMEX WTI Crude Oil prices settled modestly lower Monday, as gains on expectations for steep losses of Iranian Crude Oil were offset by fears that rising US-China tensions could soften global demand. On the New York Merc, Crude Oil futures for November delivery fell 19c to […]

President Trump is “Guiding Hottest Economy in World”

President Trump is “Guiding Hottest Economy in World”

President Trump is “Guiding Hottest Economy in World” The US National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said America’s economy is leading the rest of the world by returning to a basic approach of cutting taxes and burdensome regulation to allow businesses to freely flourish with government oppression. “The U.S. is the hottest economy in the […]

President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods

President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods

President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods $AAPL, $FIT Monday after the stock market closed, USPresident Trump President Donald Trump said he will impose 10% tariffs on about $200-B worth of Chinese imports, but he spared smart watches from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) and other consumer products such as bicycle helmets and baby car […]

President Trump’s Chinese Tariff Announcement Dampen Sentiment

President Trump’s Chinese Tariff Announcement Dampen Sentiment

President Trump’s Chinese Tariff Announcement Dampen Sentiment $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street dipped Monday, with tech shares leading the retreat, as investors prepared for another tranche of US tariffs on Chinese goods. This latest round of tariffs is expected to slap a duty of around 10% on $200-B worth of Chinese goods. Beijing […]

Judge Kavanaugh says Sexual Misconduct Accusation ‘Completely False’

Judge Kavanaugh says Sexual Misconduct Accusation ‘Completely False’

Judge Kavanaugh says Sexual Misconduct Accusation ‘Completely False’ Monday, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court pick, called a woman’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her 36 years ago “completely false,” while a lawyer said the accuser is willing to publicly testify before a Senate panel that is scheduled to vote this week […]

Political Strategic Planning: Russia Probe Interviews, Documents to be Released to the Public Before the Midterms

Political Strategic Planning: Russia Probe Interviews, Documents to be Released to the Public Before the Midterms

Political Strategic Planning: Russia Probe Interviews, Documents to be Released to the Public Before the Midterms Sunday, US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, (R-CA) his panel will move to have all of documents related to witness interviews in its Russia probe released to the public before the November elections. During a TV interview […]

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing $SPY, $USD, $OIL, $USO, $USD, $CU Hong Kong, China equities slide Monday on trade concerns  WS-J reporting Monday that China could skip trade talks with US Stocks in Asia opened the week under pressure after the latest US move to place a 3rd tranche of tariffs on Chinese goods, as […]

President Trump Wants $267-B More in China Tariffs Despite Talks

President Trump Wants $267-B More in China Tariffs Despite Talks

President Trump Wants $267-B More in China Tariffs Despite Talks $AAPL, $WMT, $TGT President Trump threatened a 3rd tranche of tariffs on another $267-B of Chinese imports this past week, which would mean levying duties on nearly everything China exports to the US. President Trump said at the time those tariffs were “ready to go […]

John Kerry ‘Actively Undermining’ US Policy on Iran

John Kerry ‘Actively Undermining’ US Policy on Iran

John Kerry ‘Actively Undermining’ US Policy on Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is unloading on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for “actively undermining” US policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister, who was his main interlocutor in the Iran nuclear deal negotiations. Friday, in blunt and caustic language, […]

Socialist Elizabeth Warren: Do Not Impeach President Trump Let Mueller Finish

Socialist Elizabeth Warren: Do Not Impeach President Trump Let Mueller Finish

Socialist Elizabeth Warren: Do Not Impeach President Trump Let Mueller Finish Socialist US Senator, Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass), aka Pocahontas, who recently called for the invocation of the 25th amendment to remove President Trump from office as unfit to govern has changed her tune. Now, the outspoken potential Democratic candidate for president wants special counsel Robert […]

Savvy Investors Will View Any Market Correction as a Buying Opportunity

Savvy Investors Will View Any Market Correction as a Buying Opportunity

Savvy Investors Will View Any Market Correction as a Buying Opportunity $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Always be careful and keep political analysis seperate from company analysis. With the midterm elections looming the chances are there could be some changes ahead. The President’s party tends to lose seats in mid-term elections, and with the GOP holding a […]

 The Trump Economy Is ‘Killing It’ Right Now

 The Trump Economy Is ‘Killing It’ Right Now

 The Trump Economy Is ‘Killing It’ Right Now $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow urges all Americans to give President Donald Trump’s negotiating strategy more time because the “entire world” will benefit if all goes if planned because he “is doing the Lord’s work.” As evidence, Mr. Kudlow offers the […]

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth $SPY, $MME=F, $GS,$JPM, $C, $BAC, $DB Wall Street economists are sticking with their forecasts for the global economy to enjoy its strongest growth since the start of the decade even as emerging markets wobble and trade disputes escalate. The Big Q: The reason? The Bit A: The US is […]

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