Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Friday






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Friday $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) grains futures finished lower Friday on reports of big harvest yields and heavy farmer sales on the cash market. The most active Corn contract for December delivery fell 0.25 cents, or 0.07%, to 3.365 bu. December Wheat delivery dropped 0.75 cents, […]






Apples’ (NASDAQ:APPL) CEO, Tim Cook, Dumped 38% of His Stock

Apples’ (NASDAQ:APPL) CEO, Tim Cook, Dumped 38% of His Stock






Apples’ (NASDAQ:APPL) CEO, Tim Cook, Dumped 38% of His Stock $AAPL Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook, 55 anni, recently marked his 5 year anniversary at the helm of the world’s most valuable company by market cap, and he received a boat load of shares, that he was quick to cash out for $64.55% from selling a […]






China Slashes Crude Oil Refinery Output on Sluggish Prices

China Slashes Crude Oil Refinery Output on Sluggish Prices






China Slashes Crude Oil Refinery Output on Sluggish Prices $OIL, $SHI, $PTR China’s Crude Oil output fell 9.9% Y-Y in August, the biggest monthly fall since Y 2003 as refineries slashed production amid sluggish global Crude Oil prices, data from the National Bureau of Statistics showed Monday. Imports have trended upward after private refineries were […]






Gold Up, in Anticipation of US Fed Standing ‘Pat’

Gold Up, in Anticipation of US Fed Standing ‘Pat’






Gold Up, in Anticipation of US Fed Standing ‘Pat’ $GLD, $GDX, $JDST Gold is valued as unequalled material for jewelry, storing wealth and growing  industrial uses. Gold prices rose Monday, as the USD slipped Vs a basket of currencies, as the market awaits clues on timing of an increase in US interest rates. Spot Gold was up […]






Fed Welcomes Uptick in Inflation

Fed Welcomes Uptick in Inflation






Fed Welcomes Uptick in Inflation US consumer prices rose more than expected in August as healthcare costs recorded their biggest gain in 32.5 years, pointing to a steady build-up of inflation that could allow the US Fed to raise interest rates this year. The cost of living last month was also pushed up by continuing […]






Weak Crude Oil Prices Mirror US’s Weak Economy

Weak Crude Oil Prices Mirror US’s Weak Economy






Weak Crude Oil Prices Mirror US’s Weak Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $USO Late last month the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that it was overstating domestic demand for Crude Oil and energy products to a “considerable degree”. Using imprecise and lagging data, the calculations for the amount of product being exported overseas was […]






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $SOYB, $WEAT Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) grain futures finished mixed Monday, with Corn and Soybean futures falling, and Wheat futures rising. The most active Corn contract for December delivery fell 1.5 cents, or 0.44%, to 3.395 bu. December Wheat delivery rose 5.75 cents, or 1.43%, to 4.0925 bu. […]






Dubai Real Estate May Become as Unaffordable as London

Dubai Real Estate May Become as Unaffordable as London






Dubai Real Estate May Become as Unaffordable as London Residents could be permanently priced out of the market, according to Cluttons Dubai is at risk of becoming as unaffordable for local residents as parts of the UK capital London unless cheaper property is provided, according to Cluttons. Faisal Durrani, the property consultancy’s head of research, […]






On the Sidelines of G20, No Crude Oil Production Freeze

On the Sidelines of G20, No Crude Oil Production Freeze






On the Sidelines of G20, No Crude Oil Production Freeze $OIL, $USO On the sidelines of the G20 Summit now finished meeting in Hangzhou, the Russian and Saudi Arabian Oil ministers met and agreed to create a producers’ group that would meet regularly to monitor the Oil markets. Brent Crude reached a high early of […]






Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Heffx Trading Outlook

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Heffx Trading Outlook






Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Heffx Trading Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are stalling. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. The projected upper bound is: 59.59. The projected lower bound is: 55.58. The projected closing price is: 57.59. Candlesticks A black body occurred […]






BHP Billiton (ADR) (NYSE:BHP) Bullish Trend

BHP Billiton (ADR) (NYSE:BHP) Bullish Trend






BHP Billiton (ADR) (NYSE:BHP) Bullish Trend Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are moving. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 29.56. The projected upper bound is: 34.98. The projected lower bound is: […]






China South City Holdings (HKG:1668) Prices to Stabilize in the Short Term

China South City Holdings (HKG:1668) Prices to Stabilize in the Short Term






China South City Holdings (HKG:1668) Prices to Stabilize in the Short Term Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are stalling. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 1.60. The projected upper bound is: […]






Ferrari’s Command the Highest Prices in the Classic Car Market

Ferrari’s Command the Highest Prices in the Classic Car Market






Ferrari’s Command the Highest Prices in the Classic Car Market A 1959 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spyder is shown shown above during the Gooding & Co. auction at the weekend in Pebble Beach, California The car sold for $18.15-M in the weekend’s 3rd-highest sale. Also, a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Competizione Coupe also from […]






Dubai, Abu Dhabi Apartment Rents Fall in July

Dubai, Abu Dhabi Apartment Rents Fall in July






Dubai, Abu Dhabi Apartment Rents Fall in July $JJL Declines were recorded for all apartment unit sizes last month, according to Bayut.com Apartment rents in Dubai and Abu declined an average of 2 and 6% respectively in July from 1-H of the year, according to Bayut.com. In its monthly report, the property site said the […]






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 […]






Dubai’s Real Estate Prices Expected to Rise in “Coming Months”

Dubai’s Real Estate Prices Expected to Rise in “Coming Months”






Dubai’s Real Estate Prices Expected to Rise in “Coming Months” Growth will be driven by the Emirate’s ‘Landmark’ Project, Khalalaf Al Habtoor said  Property prices in Dubai will increase in the “coming months” despite the current stagnation in the market, businessman Khalaf Al Habtoor predicts. Prices will increase due to heightened demand for landmark projects […]






S&P Maintains Strong Abu Dhabi Ratings

S&P Maintains Strong Abu Dhabi Ratings






S&P Maintains Strong Abu Dhabi Ratings The agency affirmed its ‘AA’ long-term ratings for the emirate despite low Crude Oil prices  Ratings agency S&P has maintained its strong ratings for Abu Dhabi despite the impact of low Crude Oil prices on the Emirate’s economy. In its latest report, S&P affirmed its ‘AA’ long-term and ‘A-1+’ short-term […]






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Corn and wheat fell Thursday, pressured by abundant supplies, while Soybean prices rose slightly. The most active Corn contract for December delivery was down 4 cents, or 1.19%, to 3.31 bu. September Wheat delivery fell 7 cents, or 1.71%, to 4.0325 bu. […]






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities rose Wednesday on bargain hunting after all three commodities fell to multi-month or multi-year lows Tuesday. The most active Corn contract for December delivery was up 1 cents, or 0.3%, to 3.35 bu. September Wheat delivery rose 9 cents, or […]






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities fell Monday on mostly favorable weather forecasts in the US Midwest, driving expectations for bumper crop harvest this Fall. The most active Corn contract for December delivery shed 8.5 cents, or 2.48%, to 3.3425 bu. September Wheat delivery was lower […]






Crude Oil Prices Dive on Global Supply Glut

Crude Oil Prices Dive on Global Supply Glut






Crude Oil Prices Dive on Global Supply Glut $OIL, $USO, $BHI World Crude Oil prices suffered big losses Monday, with the WTI Crude Oil marking below 40 bbl for the 1st time since April, as a survey showed that output in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached record highs last month. Production […]






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed Friday






Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed Friday $SOYB, $CORN, $WEAT Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Soybean futures rose Friday on continued signs of demand for US supplies and on expectations that hot temperatures will return to the US Midwest this week, prices for Corn rose while Wheat fell. The most active Corn contract for December delivery closed […]






US Economic Weakness Demand Careful Monitoring

US Economic Weakness Demand Careful Monitoring






US Economic Weakness Demand Careful Monitoring $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US import prices rose less than expected in June as rising costs for petroleum products were offset by declining consumer and capital goods prices, indicating inflation remains benign in here. The marginal increase reported by the US Labor Department Wednesday reflects the effects of the […]






Japanese Buying Physical Gold, Storing it in Switzerland

Japanese Buying Physical Gold, Storing it in Switzerland






Japanese Buying Physical Gold, Storing it in Switzerland Japanese investors are buying Bullion and storing it in Switzerland because of negative interest rates and fears JPY will depreciate as the government grapples with the heaviest public debt burden in the developed world, according reports. The number of buyers jumped 62% in 1-H of Y 2016 […]






IMF Downgrades US Economic Forecast

IMF Downgrades US Economic Forecast






IMF Downgrades US Economic Forecast The International Monetary Fund  (IMF) downgraded its forecast for the US economy this year and said America should raise the minimum wage to help the poor, offer paid maternity leave to encourage more women to work and overhaul the corporate tax system to boost productivity. In its annual checkup of […]






SEC Approves New Stock Exchange after Long Debates and Delays

SEC Approves New Stock Exchange after Long Debates and Delays






SEC Approves New Stock Exchange after Long Debates and Delays The US is getting a new stock exchange. After months of delays and a lobbying battle that divided Wall Street, the IEX Group won approval Friday from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to become the nation’s 13th official stock exchange. IEX is run by the […]






Gold and WTI Crude Oil Technical’s (Weekly)

Gold and WTI Crude Oil Technical’s (Weekly)






Gold and WTI Crude Oil Technical’s (Weekly) $GLD, $USO Spot Gold finished sharply higher for a 2nd week running, closing at 1,274.40 oz, as risk aversion helped the precious Yellow metal to resume its Bullish trend from earlier this year. Risk aversion, prompted by China and the UK, underpinned the commodity, alongside with the Uturn […]






Dubai Property Plateau Suggests End to Down Cycle

Dubai Property Plateau Suggests End to Down Cycle






Dubai Property Plateau Suggests End to Down Cycle The monthly ValuStrat Price Index indicates the ‘bottoming-out’ of Dubai residential real estate prices Dubai residential real estate prices may have bottomed out after plateauing in May 2016, according to the property consultancy firm ValuStrat.The company said prices stabilised in April and May after almost 2 years […]






Tips on How to Sell Your Million/s Dollar Vintage or Classic Car

Tips on How to Sell Your Million/s Dollar Vintage or Classic Car






Tips on How to Sell Your Million/s Dollar Vintage or Classic Car $BID Each and every year since 1971 hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of classic and vintage collector cars find new homes via the world’s prestigious auctions and private treaty transactions. This year sales predictions this year are cautiously optimistic. But, no matter […]






Offshore Buyers Drive Canadian Home Prices Higher or Are They

Offshore Buyers Drive Canadian Home Prices Higher or Are They






Offshore Buyers Drive Canadian Home Prices Higher or Are They With house prices up by double digits in Canada’s Toronto and Vancouver areas, offshore buyers, mainly from China, have fueled public concerns over whether they are inching the Canadians’ home-ownership dream further out of reach. These concerns have been dismissed by local economists, who say […]






South Korea’s Household Consumption Falling

South Korea’s Household Consumption Falling






South Korea’s Household Consumption Falling Private (household) consumption in South Korea fell in Q-1 on lower household income, a government report revealed Friday. Monthly private consumption averaged 2,669,000 Won (US$2,262) per household during the January-March period, up 0.6% from the same frame last year, according to Statistics Korea. Real private consumption, adjusted for inflation, declined […]






HeffX-LTN FX Report (Daily)






HeffX-LTN FX Report (Daily) $EURUSD, $GBPUSD, $USDJPY, $USDCHF, $AUDUSD, $NZDUSD The USD trimmed gains but remained supported Vs the other peer currencies Wednesday, as FX investors became more cautious ahead of the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s most recent policy meeting due later in the day. USDJPY climbed 0.49% to 109.68. FX market participants were […]






China: Online Growth in “Fast-Expanding Market” Mode

China: Online Growth in “Fast-Expanding Market” Mode






China: Online Growth in “Fast-Expanding Market” Mode $BABA China’s online market with rapid development is at the “take-off” stage, corresponding to the “Fast-Expanding Market” (FEM) model. This is the main conclusion in the article “Fast-Expanding ‘Online’ Markets in South Korea and China: Are They Worth Pursuing?” published by Associate Professor Adrian T H Kuah and Dr. […]






Strong Demand in Dubai’s Prime Office Market

Strong Demand in Dubai’s Prime Office Market






Strong Demand in Dubai’s Prime Office Market CBRE said demand outstripped supply in some office locations despite a general decline across the market Despite declines in Dubai’s residential market, demand is outstripping supply for office space in certain areas, according to consultancy firm CBRE. Average office rentals declined 2% on average during Q-1 but the company said […]






Wednesday’s Outlook for WTI & Brent Crude Oil

Wednesday’s Outlook for WTI & Brent Crude Oil






Wednesday’s Outlook for WTI & Brent Crude Oil $USO, $OIL Tuesday, Wall Street saw a choppy day, warring between weaker US macro-economic data and firm energy prices. Despite falling early in the day, both DJIA and S&P 500 indices marked gains at the end of the day, adding +0.07% and +0.19% respectively, but the NAS […]






Freeze Speculators Hammered, Crude Oil Prices Head Due South

Freeze Speculators Hammered, Crude Oil Prices Head Due South






Freeze Speculators Hammered, Crude Oil Prices Head Due South $USO, $OIL Crude Oil prices seeing a steep fall in early Monday morning Asian trading hours after talks ended in Doha, Qatar with no agreement on capping production, could touch 26 bbl (or lower) near term This is an extremely Bearish scenario with the 1998 lows […]






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 […]