Bitcoin (BTC) Short Bets Spike

Bitcoin (BTC) Short Bets Spike

Bitcoin (BTC) Short Bets Spike $BTCUSD The pessimistic sentiment around Bitcoin (BTC) prices saw the number of shorts spike to a 6-week high Thursday. Bitcoin is on track to post its biggest annual price drop on record. That would change only if prices rise above $5,959. The symmetrical triangle breakdown favors a drop to $3,474. […]

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity

The French Are Protesting Economic Disparity French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to cut taxes and boost France’s growth, now 1.5 yrs after he came into power, he is facing violent protests over rising taxes, a high cost of living and policies some say favor the rich. A country’s economic indicators don’t always match the […]

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Some investors get scared when the stock market falls, but there is always the other side of that action. When selling happens, stocks are on sale. The recent Southside action can provide opportunities that investors have not seen for a while. The Key […]

Bitcoin (BTC) +15% Driving Market Value of Cryptocurrencies Due North

Bitcoin (BTC) +15% Driving Market Value of Cryptocurrencies Due North

Bitcoin (BTC) +15% Driving Market Value of Cryptocurrencies Due North $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Wednesday, all digital currency prices spike due North, with most major coins/token recording double-digital gainers. Bitcoin, BTCUSD, the world’s #1 digital currency, was trading at $4,370.30, up 15% since Tuesday at 5:00p. ET on the Kraken exchange and on track for its best day in […]

Bitcoin (BTC) Gets Positive Signal From NYSE’s Chairman

Bitcoin (BTC) Gets Positive Signal From NYSE’s Chairman

Bitcoin (BTC) Gets Positive Signal From NYSE’s Chairman $BTCUSD, $ICE The correction is the market had been healthy Bitcoin has seen a deep dive in price over the 11 months, but the CEO of one of the world’s biggest exchange operators is not deterred from entering the cryptocurrency space. Jeffrey Sprecher, CEO of IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE:ICE) […]

President Trump Thanks Saudis for Keeping Crude Oil Prices Low

President Trump Thanks Saudis for Keeping Crude Oil Prices Low

President Trump Thanks Saudis for Keeping Crude Oil Prices Low $OIL, $USO, $UNG, $UGA US President Donald Trump sent out a Tweet thanking Saudi Arabia for lower worldwide Crude Oil prices Wednesday after receiving widespread criticism for his declaration that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman aka MbS would not be punished even if he did order […]

Bitcoin (BTC) More Southside Action Ahead

Bitcoin (BTC) More Southside Action Ahead

Bitcoin (BTC) More Southside Action Ahead $BTCUSD After the pause at Thanksgiving, the crypto currency selloff has resumed with all major coins and alt coins trading lower Friday and on track to log their 3rd consecutive weekly declineer. Bitcoin, BTCUSD, +1.41%  the world’s largest cryptocurrency, was last changing hands at $4,259.80, down 3.8% since 5 p.m. Eastern Time […]

Thanksgiving Football Weekend, Winning the Financial Debate

Thanksgiving Football Weekend, Winning the Financial Debate

Thanksgiving Football Weekend, Winning the Financial Debate When this year’s holiday weekend discussion turns to the US economy, which it may, you need to be primed correctly. Whether your relatives want to talk about the job market as casual observers or parse Fed actions like superNerds, we have prepared rebuttals for some of Y 2018’s […]

Falling Crude Oil Prices Great for US Consumers and Emerging Markets

Falling Crude Oil Prices Great for US Consumers and Emerging Markets

Falling Crude Oil Prices Great for US Consumers and Emerging Markets $USO, $OIL, $UGA, $USD US Holiday shoppers should enjoy more spending power thanks to the recent dive in Crude Oil prices. While this fall in Crude Oil prices does not yet match the Ys 2014-2016 fall to $26 bbl, the current decline should soon […]

President Trump, “Oil prices getting lower. Great!”

President Trump, “Oil prices getting lower. Great!”

President Trump, “Oil prices getting lower. Great!” $USO, $OIL Wednesday, President Donald Trump Tweeted thanking Saudi Arabia for lower worldwide Crude Oil prices. “Oil prices getting lower. Great!” President Trump wrote. “Like a big Tax Cut for America and the World. Enjoy! $54, was just $82. Thank you to Saudi Arabia, but let’s go lower!” The Tweet […]

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence $ALMMF, $CHL, $PTR Market sentiment is very weak. President Xi’s government is struggling to dispel such gloom and talk stock prices back up with promises of tax cuts, more bank lending and a media campaign. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index sank 30% from January […]

The Strong US Economy Continues to Grow

The Strong US Economy Continues to Grow

The Strong US Economy is Continues to Grow The strong US economy is continuing to grow at a 2.9% annualized rate in Q-4, following the latest economic data, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed on Friday. This was unchanged from the pace for Q-4 GDP Atlanta Fed’s GDP program calculated on  2 November. The nowcast […]

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Looks Like a  Further Fall into Bear Market Territory

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Looks Like a  Further Fall into Bear Market Territory

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Looks Like a  Further Fall into Bear Market Territory $BTCUSD Bitcoin’s (BTC) reversal of the recent uptrend in prices is gathering pace and a drop deeper into Bear Territory below $6,200 is now a possibility, technical charts indicate. The leading cryptocurrency found acceptance below the lower edge of the rising channel Thursday, invalidating the […]

Vintage Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Are the Most Expensive in the World

Vintage Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Are the Most Expensive in the World

Vintage Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Are the Most Expensive in the World $RACE, $BID Just 4 months after a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO sold for $48-M at an RM Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) auction in Monterey, the highest price ever paid for a car at auction, another race car from the Ferrari history books may set a new Southern […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment Up On Solid Demand

US Homebuilder Sentiment Up On Solid Demand

US Homebuilder Sentiment Up On Solid Demand October’s pickup in sentiment across the 3 sub-indexes and all 4 regions indicates the market for newly-built homes Confidence among America’s homebuilders unexpectedly rose in October, registering the 1st gainer in 5 months amid falling lumber prices and solid demand, according to a report Tuesday from the National […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gold-Silver Ratio at Highest Mark in 27 Years

Gold-Silver Ratio at Highest Mark in 27 Years

Gold-Silver Ratio at Highest Mark in 27 Years $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $SPY, $QQQ The Gold-Silver Ratio has been one of the most reliable technical ‘buy’ indicators for Silver, whenever the ratio climbs above 80. The Big Q: Is the current spike in the gold/silver ratio forecasting another stock market crash? The gold-to-silver ratio has moves […]

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks $GLD, $SLV, $USD Gold pared gains as China became a focus point again The possible progress in the trade dispute pressured the USD. Gold prices dipped Thursday as investors purchased riskier assets instead of seeking a safe-haven in gold, on news a new round of US-China […]

Hurricane Florence’s Effect on Commodities

Hurricane Florence’s Effect on Commodities

Hurricane Florence’s Effect on Commodities $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USO,$UNG Thursday’s US economic data included: CPI, Export Sales, Jobless Claims and followed by EIA Gas Storage. But the the Main headline is Hurricane Florence bearing down on the east coast, and a major tropical disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico, it is 1 that has a 50% chance of forming into […]

US Household Incomes Rise for 3rd Year Running

US Household Incomes Rise for 3rd Year Running

US Household Incomes Rise for 3rd Year Running The median US household income rose for a 3rd year running in Y 2017 and the poverty rate declined further, government data showed on Wednesday. The Census Bureau says incomes for a typical household, adjusted for inflation, rose 1.8%, from $60,309 in Y 2016 to $61,372. The Census Bureau […]

US Producer Prices Dip as Inflation Eases

US Producer Prices Dip as Inflation Eases

US Producer Prices Dip as Inflation Eases No one seems to know why there is no inflation US wholesale prices fell unexpectedly last month for the 1st time since February 2017, pulled down by falling prices for transportation and warehousing services. The drop suggests that inflationary pressures may be easing despite the strength of the […]

Hurricane Florence Driving Crude Oil and Gasoline Higher

Hurricane Florence Driving Crude Oil and Gasoline Higher

Hurricane Florence Driving Crude Oil and Gasoline Higher $USO, $OIL, $UGA Crude Oil and Gasoline posted the biggest gainers since late June as Hurricane Florence threatened US East Coast fuel markets and sanctions began crimping Iranian Crude Oil exports. Crude Oil futures in New York climbed 2.5%, while gasoline futures popped higher by 2.8% Tuesday. […]

Cryptocurrencies Down for a 2nd Day Running

Cryptocurrencies Down for a 2nd Day Running

Cryptocurrencies Down for a 2nd Day Running $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD, $GS Cryptocurrency prices traded sharply lower for a 2nd day running as the fallout from the report that Goldman Sachs has put the brakes on plans to launch a cryptotrading desk persists. The price of 1 Bitcoin, the world’s largest digital currency, fell by more than […]

China’s PBoC Intensifies Pressure on Cryptocurrency Activity

China’s PBoC Intensifies Pressure on Cryptocurrency Activity

China’s PBoC Intensifies Pressure on Cryptocurrency Activity $BTCUSD Chinese authorities have intensified pressure on domestic cryptocurrency activity. Beijing supports the development of the underlying blockchain technology, but it is still trying to limit speculation in digital currencies roughly 1 year since banning their sales in ICOs. Bitcoin prices surged last year as investors bet blockchain […]

Like Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock, its Bonds ‘Tanked’ Too

Like Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock, its Bonds ‘Tanked’ Too

Like Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock, its Bonds ‘Tanked’ Too $TSLA The ‘420’ Tweet has raised pointed question from The Street about his judgement, is it impaired? Like its stock price, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) bonds have given up all of the gains they made after the company CEO, Elon Musk shocked investors with the ‘420’ Tweet on 7 […]

President Donald and Vice President Mike Pence Week 81 in the Oval Office

President Donald and Vice President Mike Pence Week 81 in the Oval Office

President Donald and Vice President Mike Pence Week 81 in the Oval Office REBUILDING OUR MILITARY Monday, President Trump signed into law the $717-B National Defense Authorization Act. This Act adds new troops, provides pay raises to service members, builds new tanks and war ships, and much more to restore American military strength with pride […]

Investors Cautious on Equities Despite Low Unemployment, Strong Growth

Investors Cautious on Equities Despite Low Unemployment, Strong Growth

Investors Cautious on Equities Despite Low Unemployment, Strong Growth Americans were less upbeat about stock even as the US unemployment rate hovered near an 18-year low and the economy recorded its fastest growth pace in four years in the second quarter, a New York Fed survey released Monday revealed. The regional Fed’s barometer on consumers’ […]

Bitcoin (BTC) the Pain Extends…

Bitcoin (BTC) the Pain Extends…

Bitcoin (BTC) the Pain Extends… $BTCUSD Friday all major digital coins posted losses. Bitcoin BTCUSD, -1.26% the world’s largest digital currency, was last changing hands at 6,385.77, down 1.9% since Thursday at 5:00 on the Kraken cryptocurrency exchange. The outlook for Bitcoin is weal. This chart is grim meaning there a way to go before this over. During […]

Bitcoin’s (BTC) Participants Buying the Dip

Bitcoin’s (BTC) Participants Buying the Dip

Bitcoin’s (BTC) Participants Buying the Dip $BTCUSD After this week’s 10% decliner, Bitcoin recovered some Thursday Thursday, digital-asset prices moved higher clawing back some of Wednesday’s losses, which saw most major coins post double-digit declines. The session has the #1 digital currency is gaining ground. Currently, Bitcoin is trading at 6,562.20, +18.96, or +0.29%, as of 1:46a […]

US Producer Price Index Flat, Restraining Inflation Fears

US Producer Price Index Flat, Restraining Inflation Fears

US Producer Price Index Flat, Restraining Inflation Fears $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US wholesale prices were unchanged in July after 2 months of increases, indicating inflation pressures have softened a bit. Thursday, the Labor Department said that the PPI (producer price index) which measures price changes before they reach the consumer increased 3.3% last month […]

The Market in Cryptocurrencies is Uncertain and Volatile

The Market in Cryptocurrencies is Uncertain and Volatile

The Market in Cryptocurrencies is Uncertain and Volatile $BTCUSD Cryptocurrency fortunes have reversed. Just recently it seemed that digital tokens like Bitcoin were coming out of a long decliner. BTC, which was ranged within about 6,000 and $7,000 for many weeks, managed break out and rose beyond $8,000 for a short period. Last week prices […]

President Trump Shreds Hussein Obama Fuel Mileage Regulation

President Trump Shreds Hussein Obama Fuel Mileage Regulation

President Trump Shreds Hussein Obama Fuel Mileage Regulation $UGA, $USO The Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly proposed  Thursday to cap fuel economy requirements at a fleet average of 37 mpg starting in Y 2020. Under the Hussein Obama plan, the fleet-wide fuel economy would have risen to 47 mpg by […]

Oregon Has an Oversupply of Marijuana, Most Goes Unsold

Oregon Has an Oversupply of Marijuana, Most Goes Unsold

Oregon Has an Oversupply of Marijuana, Most Goes Unsold Commentary: The Oregon cannabis market is very much over-saturated. For consumers, this is great. One can walk into nearly any Oregon dispensary and find buy a gram of quality ‘bud’ for $5.00, and even concentrates are dropping in price. When the state began legal recreational sales in Y 2016, […]

President Trump, “Oil Prices are too high, Not good”

President Trump, “Oil Prices are too high, Not good”

President Trump, “Oil Prices are too high, Not good” $USO, $OIL, $UGA “An SPR release would have a psych impact on the market. It may not translate into lower gasoline prices, but it would immediately bring down Crude Oil prices until the market adjusts” The Trump Administration is considering tapping into the nation’s emergency supply […]

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX,$ VXX Several US industries are set to withstand the trade dust-up or even thrive, according to US financial services firm Cowen and Company. China’s recent revisions to tariffs have a clear benefit to luxury retailers, Cowen analysts said in its report. While the […]

The US Will Soon Be the World’s #1 Crude Oil Producer

The US Will Soon Be the World’s #1 Crude Oil Producer

The US Will Soon Be the World’s #1 Crude Oil Producer $USO The EIA sees Crude Oil production climbing next year even with transportation bottlenecks in the country’s most prolific tight (shale) oil play. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) sees US Crude Oil output averaging 11.8-M BPD in Y 2019, up from its 11.76-M BPD […]

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble Banks in Australia are gearing up for slight increases in interest rates, but in an overly inflated market this may well mean disaster for many and a correction in prices across the country. The smaller lenders are already moving rates higher but so far the big 4 […]

US Housing Market: April S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Index + 6.6%

US Housing Market: April S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Index + 6.6%

US Housing Market:April S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Index + 6.6% US home prices rose in April from a year earlier, lifted by bidding wars in many cities where would-be buyers fought over a sparse supply of homes. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-City home price index +6.6% from a year earlier, led by gains in Seattle, Las Vegas and San […]

President Trump, “Oil prices are too high OPEC”

President Trump, “Oil prices are too high OPEC”

President Trump, “Oil prices are too high OPEC” $USO, $OIL Wednesday, US President Donald Trump and Iran exchanged sharp words over Crude Oil prices. President Trump blames OPEC for high Crude Oil prices and Tehran accusing him of stoking volatility after he withdrew last month from a global nuclear arms deal with Iran. Crude Oil […]

Crude Oil Prices Falling Even Though Supply is ‘Tight’

Crude Oil Prices Falling Even Though Supply is ‘Tight’

Crude Oil Prices Falling Even Though Supply is ‘Tight’ $USO, $OIL, $JPM Friday, Crude Oil prices fell as concerns about surging US output and falling demand in China weighed on the contract and JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM) cut its price forecast. ICE Brent Crude futures fell 66c to 76.66 bbl by 1:32 p.m. EDT [1732 GMT]. […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: The sector is looking for stimulation in here. PE Gold at 1302.14 trading higher with a move to 1310 seen. If that does not hold, it may break to and below 1290-1280 medium term. ICE Brent Crude at 78.67 is headed to 78, and […]

Bitcoin Trading in Broad Consolidation Range

Bitcoin Trading in Broad Consolidation Range

Bitcoin Trading in Broad Consolidation Range $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Bitcoin prices continued within a broad consolidation range over the last 24 hrs, as there was not much fundamentals or economic data to rock the crypto market in the frame. The Key development in here has been the decision of the large crypt exchange Coincheck to re-enter […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Gold at 1292.20 bounced from 1280, and while 1275/80 holds, the price could to 1310 before coming off to 1280 or lower. For now the trend is South. Silver at 16.56 is ranged. It has risen form 16.50 and could hit 17. Overall, […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL ICE Brent Crude at 79.36 and Nymex WTI Crude at 72.51 are stable. WTI Crude’s 1st resistance is at 73 which could push the price down to 71 near term. ICE Brent Crude looks to have some room on the Northside at 81-82. But if […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL ICE Brent Crude at 79.05 and Nymex WTI Crude at 71.89 could see some near term falls to 77 and 70.50 respectively before attempting another rise. Gold at 1288.70 is stable near current marks. A fall to support at 1275 is not expected, so the […]

Expect Crude Oil Prices to Cool, $80 bbl ‘Unhealthy’

Expect Crude Oil Prices to Cool, $80 bbl ‘Unhealthy’

Expect Crude Oil Prices to Cool, $80 bbl ‘Unhealthy’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $USO, $OIL, $VXX BP (NYSE:BP) CEO Bob Dudley expects a flood of US Shale Oil, and the reopening of OPEC taps to cool the Crude Oil market after price rose above $80 bbl this week. US President Donald Trump’s decision to exit an […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Brent Crude at 79.58  is trading higher, the Crude Oil Bulls look strong in here and could test 81then dip to 79. WTI Crude Oil at 71.74 sees resistance 73 and push the price down to 70. But if it break North then 74-75 […]

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, the US economic data showed an acceleration in mid-Atlantic factory activity this month, with manufacturers saying they were boosting employment and asking for higher prices for their products. The combination of a tightening labor market and firming inflation bolsters expectations the Fed will […]

Bitcoin: All Professional Investors and Traders Knew That…

Bitcoin: All Professional Investors and Traders Knew That…

Bitcoin: All Professional Investors and Traders Knew That… $BTCUSD, $CBOE, $CME …the launch of Bitcoin futures would cause the price to fall. A Fed paper has attested to that as; Bitcoin’s drop following its peak near $20,000 was directly tied to the launch of a futures market, according to new research from the San Francisco […]

The Crypto Sector Maintained Momentum, Bulls in Charge

The Crypto Sector Maintained Momentum, Bulls in Charge

The Crypto Sector Maintained Momentum, Bulls in Charge $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Thursday, the cryptocurrency sector maintained its Bullish momentum, with most major currencies trading up by more than 3% on the day. Below is a look at what moved the cryptocurrency market Thursday, as follows; Goldman Sachs Group, Inc (NYSE:GS) officially announced it’s opening a cryptocurrency trading desk. Despite […]

US Consumer Prices Rise, Inflation Ahead

US Consumer Prices Rise, Inflation Ahead

US Consumer Prices Rise, Inflation Ahead $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer prices (PCE) rose March YTD, with a measure of underlying inflation moving to the Fed’s 2% target. Monday, the rise in the annual inflation gauges reported by the Commerce Department was seen by economists and Fed officials, it is not expected to alter the gradual […]

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Fine Wine Sale Indicate Prices are Rebounding

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Fine Wine Sale Indicate Prices are Rebounding

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Fine Wine Sale Indicate Prices are Rebounding $BID Prices for leading Bordeaux wines are rebounding The 18 April totaled GBP 1.05-M. Auctions are scheduled for New York this week and in London on 16 May. Six magnums of rare Chateau Lafleur 1982 wine from the Pomerol region hammered for $77,095, or more than […]

Top Cryptocurrencies Traded Lower Monday

Top Cryptocurrencies Traded Lower Monday

Top Cryptocurrencies Traded Lower Monday $BTCUSD Bitcoin prices climb above $7,000 at the weekend, but the momentum did not hold into Monday. The No. 1 cryptocurrency dipped back to about $6,800 Monday in a light-volume session. Most of the Top cryptocurrencies by market cap traded lower Monday, too, in relatively narrow ranges. Monday, Bitcoin dropped […]

The Costs of a Full Blown Trade War, Should One Happen

The Costs of a Full Blown Trade War, Should One Happen

The Costs of a Full Blown Trade War, Should One Happen The US and China have announced tariffs on each other’s goods recently, and have threatened to impose more. Assuming they take effect, the tariffs that China has announced so far on American goods will focus on agricultural products, automobiles, aircraft and chemicals. Although exports […]

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Economic Growth and Investment The latest industrial production report was much better than expected and positive on multiple levels. Overall production was up 1.1% while the manufacturing component was up 1.2%. Probably more importantly, the improvement in manufacturing was centered on business […]

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Even with strong job gains and optimistic small business owners, inflation still at reasonable marks February Consumer Prices, Real Earnings and Small Business Optimism CPI: +0.2%; Over-Year: +2.2%; Less Food and Energy: +0.2%; Over-Year: +1.8%/ Hourly Earnings (Monthly): 0%; Over-Year: +0.4%/ NFIB: […]

This is Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) The Automotive Aristocrat

This is Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) The Automotive Aristocrat

This is Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) The Automotive Aristocrat $RACE The iconic Italian Supercar maker Ferrari (NYSE: RACE) on 1 February said that its adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization aka adjusted EBITDA, rose 18% in Y 2017, to EUR 1.04-B, on stronger sales of its most profitable vehicles, the V12’s, and Limited Editions.  That result was […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Supercars Drive Stock Prices Higher

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Supercars Drive Stock Prices Higher

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Supercars Drive Stock Prices Higher $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) attributes its big numbers to its big V12 cars, as its GTC4Lusso, the LaFerrari Aperta and the F12tdf as particularly strong performers. Looking ahead, the company confirmed its outlook for unit sales of 9,000, including the V-12 supercars, and net revenues of more than $3.61-B. […]

US Economy, Inflation Growing at Sustainable Pace

US Economy, Inflation Growing at Sustainable Pace

US Economy, Inflation Growing at Sustainable Pace The US economy and inflation expanded at a modest-to-moderate pace from late November through the end of Y 2017, while wages continued to push higher, the Fed Wednesday. “Most districts said that wages increased at a modest pace,” the U.S. central bank said in its periodic Beige Book report […]

Ferrari Continues to Command Top Prices in the Classic Car Market

Ferrari Continues to Command Top Prices in the Classic Car Market

Ferrari Continues to Command Top Prices in the Classic Car Market $RACE Last August at Pebble Beach international collectors spent $327-M on Vintage & Classic Cars High priced cars a Pebble Beach were the market’s strongest, coming in stronger than the experts expected Notably, 2 Ferraris also were in the Top 5, a 1966 Ferrari […]

Box Office: Global Expanded, Domestic Contracted in 2017

Box Office: Global Expanded, Domestic Contracted in 2017

Box Office: Global Expanded, Domestic Contracted in 2017 $DIS, $CMCSA, $TWX Revenue in North America for Y 2017 dipped 2.3%, but growth at the international box office resulted in a 3% uptick worldwide box. The performance of the Y 2017 worldwide box office was a roller-coaster ride. Attendance fell in North America to a likely […]

Review: The Vintage & Classic Collector Car Market in 2017

Review: The Vintage & Classic Collector Car Market in 2017

Review: The Vintage & Classic Collector Car Market in 2017 Overall, the current collector car market is stable and rational, slightly favoring buyers over sellers in some categories. Just the opposite in the Tier 1 category of the most prominent marques and most certainty when it comes to 1-off and other prized examples. All discerning […]

US Pending Home Sales Higher, Housing Supply Short

US Pending Home Sales Higher, Housing Supply Short

US Pending Home Sales Higher, Housing Supply Short $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX More people signed contracts in November to buy homes, with pending sales rose 0.2% as the US housing market copes with a dwindling supply of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of pending home sales was 109.5 […]

A Few Investors Can Rock the Bitcoin Market at Will

A Few Investors Can Rock the Bitcoin Market at Will

A Few Investors Can Rock the Bitcoin Market at Will $BTCUSD Caution, about 1,000 people own 40% of the Bitcoin market Information sharing are legal, as Bitcoin is a digital currency and not a security. Currently, Bitcoin is trading 13,769.3848, -2,318.96, or -14.41% at the close: 4:10a GMT, over 20% off its highs of the week ended 8 […]

Gold, Crude Oil Prices Solid as DJIA Heads Towards 25,000

Gold, Crude Oil Prices Solid as DJIA Heads Towards 25,000

Gold, Crude Oil Solid as DJIA Heads Towards 25,000 $GLD, $SLV, $USO, $DIA The DJIA hit new all-time highs Thursday breaking the psych mark at 24000 easily. The DJIA future contract for December delivery hit the highest mark at 24 ,039, in extension of uninterrupted Bull run which extended into a 6th day running. No […]

Bitcoin ‘Pauses to Refresh’ After Running Up 55% in November

Bitcoin ‘Pauses to Refresh’ After Running Up 55% in November

Bitcoin ‘Pauses to Refresh’ After Running Up 55% in November $BTCUSD$CME, $CBOE Bitcoin was last down around 6.72% at $9,69.1934 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, from a record high of $11,395 set Wednesday. Thursday, it went as low as $9,000. The latest profit taking pullback is a ‘Pause to Refresh’ after a 54.7% rise in […]

Cyber Monday Online Sales Spike 17% to Record Highs

Cyber Monday Online Sales Spike 17% to Record Highs

Cyber Monday Online Sales Spike 17% to Record Highs Cyber Monday is pacing to become the biggest-ever Internet shopping day in the United States as many more Americans shopping on their phones. Adobe Analytics, a leading collector of e-commerce data, said Cyber Monday is expected to generate $6.6-B in sales, up from $5.6-B a year […]

Gold and Crude Oil Outlook

Gold and Crude Oil Outlook

Gold and Crude Oil Outlook $GLD, $USO, $OIL Gold remains weak. The technical’s confirms a longer consolidation phase. 1sy upport lies at 1251 (08/08/2017 high). Key resistance now located at 1288. Long-term, the technical’s suggests that there is some growing upside momentum. A clear break of 1392  is necessary ton confirm, a major support can be […]

Gold and Crude Oil Outlook

Gold and Crude Oil Outlook

Gold and Crude Oil Outlook $GLD, $USO, $OIL Gold has posted good gains in Tuesday’s session. In North American trade, Gold’s spot price is 1275.19, down 0.53% on the day. On the release front JOLT Job Openings edged up to 6.09%, easily beating the estimate of 5.98-M. Later today, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen will speak […]

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 […]

Gold Vs Fed, What’s in Store for the Precious Yellow Metal

Gold Vs Fed, What’s in Store for the Precious Yellow Metal

Gold Vs Fed, What’s in Store for the Precious Yellow Metal $GLD Some analysts speculate that investors in equities might turn, and take profits now that the Fed plans to let up to $6-B of US Treasury debt and $4-T in MBS (mortgage back securities)to mature every month without reinvesting the proceeds. Those amounts will […]

Sentiment Indicators are Very Bullishness

Sentiment Indicators are Very Bullishness

Sentiment Indicators are Very Bullishness $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The recent economic reports have been overall positive, and better than expected. Many of those reports were sentiment oriented, reflecting optimism about the future of the economy. Markets responded to the notion of tax reform, with US stock markets providing a steady stream of all time […]

US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on a Positive Week

US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on a Positive Week

US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on a Positive Week $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 eased a bit Friday, ending a 6-day run of record highs as the 1st monthly decliner in US NFPs in 7 years dampened sentiment and pharmacy shares fell on Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) competition concerns. The benchmark’s slight decline follow […]

Fed Must See Higher Prices Before Another Rate Hike

Fed Must See Higher Prices Before Another Rate Hike

Fed Must See Higher Prices Before Another Rate Hike $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Federal Reserve should wait until there are clear signs that American paychecks and prices are rising before raising interest rates again, a Fed bank president and FOMC voter, said Monday, warning that moving too fast would be a policy “misstep.” Chicago […]

High-Grade Iron Ore Will Continue to Rally

High-Grade Iron Ore Will Continue to Rally

High-Grade Iron Ore Will Continue to Rally China’s economy has been optimized in both growth and structure guided by the five development concepts of innovation, coordination, greening, opening up and inclusiveness, according to economists. The “Greening” part is driving high-grade Iron Ore prices and will continue to do so in the future. The rapidly increasing […]

US Market’s Finished Flat to Unchanged, Harvey the Focus

US Market’s Finished Flat to Unchanged, Harvey the Focus

US Market’s Finished Flat to Unchanged, Harvey the Focus $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 and DJIA finished flat to unchanged Monday, with energy and bank shares lower as Tropical Storm Harvey crippled the US energy hub in Texas. Harvey, the most powerful hurricane to strike the US state in more than 50 years […]

Gains in Big Tech Driving Stock Indexes to Record Highs

Gains in Big Tech Driving Stock Indexes to Record Highs

Gains in Big Tech Driving Stock Indexes to Record Highs $QQQ Gainers in big technology companies helped lift the market higher Monday once again into record territory. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at an all-time high, as did the DJIA. The latest gain extended the Dow’s winning streak to 10 days running. Traders […]

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 […]

California Growing Too Much Marijuana, Supply Stacks Up

California Growing Too Much Marijuana, Supply Stacks Up

California Growing Too Much Marijuana, Supply Stacks Up California’s marijuana growers are producing far more pot than is consumed in-state, and will be forced to reduce crops under new regulations that ban exports. Nevertheless, some marijuana growers are likely to stay in the black market and send marijuana to other states, activity that’s also illegal […]

US New Home Sales Rise in June, Prices Fall

US New Home Sales Rise in June, Prices Fall

US New Home Sales Rise in June, Prices Fall $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Sales of new homes rose slightly in June, hitting their highest level in 3 months, as demand for housing remained stiff, according to government data released Wednesday. But prices retreated from an all-time high and supplies rose, suggesting new construction could be […]

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