PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (ETF) Analysis

PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (ETF) Analysis






Technical Analysis Powershares QQQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) had an increase of 27.4% in short interest. QQQ’s SI was 63.81M shares in July as released by FINRA. Its up 27.4% from 50.08 million shares previously. With 47.45M avg volume, 1 days are for Powershares QQQ (NASDAQ:QQQ)’s short sellers to cover QQQ’s short positions. The ETF decreased 0.04% or […]






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 […]






Keeping America Safe, WH Beefs Up The Defense Sector

Keeping America Safe, WH Beefs Up The Defense Sector






Keeping America Safe, WH Beefs Up The Defense Sector $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an ER (executive order) that will direct a review into whether United States military suppliers would have the ability to keep the military stocked during wartime. Nextgov reports that the Pentagon will lead the multi-agency review, […]






US Economic Outlook Improving, Leading Indicators Up

US Economic Outlook Improving, Leading Indicators Up






US Economic Outlook Improving, Leading Indicators Up $DIA,$SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US leading indicators increased 0.6% in June, beating estimates for a 0.4% rise according to economists polled. This is up from a gainer of 0.3% in May, according to the Conference Board. The index is a closely followed indicator for how healthy the US economy […]






Stocks Rose Across the Board, as Trump Rally Extends

Stocks Rose Across the Board, as Trump Rally Extends






Stocks Rose Across the Board, as Trump Rally Extends $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Stocks rose Wednesday on earnings strength, with the S&P 500 Index and NAS Comp posting records for a 2nd day running. Every S&P 500 sector was higher, with energy stocks and materials companies leading the charge. The energy sector was underpinned […]






NAS Comp Marked Record Highs on Netflix ‘Spike’

NAS Comp Marked Record Highs on Netflix ‘Spike’






NAS Comp Marked Record Highs on Netflix ‘Spike’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $NFLX, $GS A spike in Netflix(NASDAQ:NFLX) boosted the NAS Comp (QQQ) to a record high close Tuesday, while Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) pushed DJIA South as earnings take center stage on Wall Street. The NAS posted its 8 consecutive session of gainers, 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 […]






US Stock Market Ignores Left Media’s “Hoax” Story

US Stock Market Ignores Left Media’s “Hoax” Story






US Stock Market Ignores Left Media’s “Hoax” Story $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Saturday, US President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that the stock market is at an all time high “despite the Russian hoax story” and that job numbers are looking good. His comment came after a Dow Jones story Saturday that noted Wall Street analysts’ […]






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 […]






Fed’s Plan to Cut Bond Holdings Could Be “Very Disruptive”

Fed’s Plan to Cut Bond Holdings Could Be “Very Disruptive”






Fed’s Plan to Cut Bond Holdings Could Be “Very Disruptive” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX JPMorgan Chase & Co’s (NYSEJPM) Chairman, Jamie Dimon, said Tuesday that the unwinding of Fed’s bond-buying programs is an unprecedented challenge that may be more disruptive than people think. “We’ve never have had QE like this before, we’ve never had unwinding […]






“The Big Print Giveth and The Small Print Taketh Away”

“The Big Print Giveth and The Small Print Taketh Away”






“The Big Print Giveth and The Small Print Taketh Away” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Monday, the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a rule that would bar credit card companies, banks and other firms from requiring that customers agree to settle any disputes away from the courts and in arbitration as a condition of […]






US Small Business Borrowing at High Marks This Year

US Small Business Borrowing at High Marks This Year






US Small Business Borrowing at High Marks This Year $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Borrowing by small US firms hit its highest level in nearly a year, data showed Thursday, suggesting businesses are ramping up investments to meet customer demand. The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index for May rose to 137, its highest since June […]






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 […]






Industrials Led the Charge into the Close of Q-2

Industrials Led the Charge into the Close of Q-2






Industrials Led the Charge into the Close of Q-2 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Friday, US stocks closed up driven by increases in the industrial and consumer discretionary sectors, while European shares reversed earlier gains and turned lower. Crude Oil continued to climb as concerns about an oversupply faded a bit and the US rig count […]






Shares of Big US Banks Rally on Strong Payout Plans

Shares of Big US Banks Rally on Strong Payout Plans






Shares of Big US Banks Rally on Strong Payout Plans, Tech Falling $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $JPM, $KEY Thursday, shares in the biggest US banks rose after they revealed buyback and dividend plans that topped analyst expectations after the Fed approved capital proposals in its annual stress test program. The S&P 500 Bank sector index […]






Not Being Invested in Low Volatility Market ‘Can Be Costly’

Not Being Invested in Low Volatility Market ‘Can Be Costly’






Not Being Invested in Low Volatility Market ‘Can Be Costly’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Goldman Sachs in a Note to clients: “Not being invested in a low volatility market “can be costly””. Many market strategists worry the low levels of volatility reflect market complacency, but Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) equity strategist explained that the low volatility […]






Lots of “Fast Growth” Ahead for the US Economy

Lots of “Fast Growth” Ahead for the US Economy






Lots of “Fast Growth” Ahead for the US Economy $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX Economists and pundits daily nay-say President Donald Trump’s economic agenda and forecast of 3% growth as fantasy. The consensus is that the economy “can’t possibly grow at 3%,” according to The Wall Street Journal. “Slow growth is the new norm, so get […]






GOP Lawmakers Optimistic on Tax Reform This Year

GOP Lawmakers Optimistic on Tax Reform This Year






GOP Lawmakers Optimistic on Tax Reform This Year $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Stock Market Indexes Climb to New Record Highs, as The Trump Rally Extends Paul Ryan (R-WI), the top Republican in the US House of Representatives will reassure America’s business leaders Tuesday that tax reform is on track for this year. In what […]






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 […]






US Home Construction Stalled, Continuing Growth in Question

US Home Construction Stalled, Continuing Growth in Question






US Home Construction Stalled, Continuing Growth in Question $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX May Housing Starts and June Preliminary Consumer Confidence  Starts: -5.5%; 1-family: -3.9% Permits: -4.9%; 1-Family: -1.9% Consumer Confidence: down 2.6 points The downward trend in home construction does not augur well for growth in 2-H Business leaders and owners, whether they are involved […]






The Search is On for a New Fed Chief

The Search is On for a New Fed Chief






The Search is On for a New Fed Chief $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX President Trump’s top economic advisor, Gary Cohn to lead the search for the next Fed chief. President Donald Trump’s relationship with the Fed has been friendly to date, that does not mean Chairwoman Janet Yellen is likely to stay on. Some market […]






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 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 […]






The Tech Sector is Hot, People Want Exposure, Money Flows

The Tech Sector is Hot, People Want Exposure, Money Flows






The Tech Sector is Hot, People Want Exposure, Money Flows $QQQ, $SPY, $FB, $AAPL, $AMZN, $NFLX, $GOOG Friday. the top-weighted technology sector (-3.4%) pushed the major averages down Friday afternoon but the S&P 500 show a loss of just 0.1%. Technology shares have led US stocks to record highs and are expected to continue to […]






Comey’s Testimony: “Still Born”, DJIA Marks Record Highs

Comey’s Testimony: “Still Born”, DJIA Marks Record Highs






Comey’s Testimony: “Still Born”, DJIA Marks Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks were higher in early afternoon trading Thursday after sacked FBI Director James Comey’s testimony was seen by investors as yielding nothing that could affect Donald Trump’s Presidency. The DJIA earlier hit an intra-day record and continued to climb and settled back […]






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 […]






Economic Outlook is Bright, Consumer Spending Rising

Economic Outlook is Bright, Consumer Spending Rising






Economic Outlook is Bright, Consumer Spending Rising $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer spending is stable and relatively high as Americans are more positive than negative about the national economy and fewer adults are unemployed than at any time in the past 16 years, Gallup reports: Their daily self-reports of spending averaged $104, similar to […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX There are 10’s of millions of Americans who have not felt the 1st thing relating to an economic recovery. Those people are where they were during the Great Recession. These Americans have been ignored in favor of statistics that shows millions of jobs have been […]






The US Jobs Market is Not Rosy as the Headlines Declare

The US Jobs Market is Not Rosy as the Headlines Declare






The US Jobs Market is Not Rosy as the Headlines Declare $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Question over the strength of today’s job market is Key to understanding the durability of the US economy and the markets looking ahead. The Team at Morningside Hill weighed on the US Jobs numbers today giving us a good […]






US Pulls Out of Paris Climate Accord, Stocks Soar to Record Highs

US Pulls Out of Paris Climate Accord, Stocks Soar to Record Highs






US Pulls Out of Paris Climate Accord, Stocks Soar to Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Our President choose to put American citizens, American energy and American industry 1st, as he promised, Yes!  Thursday, President Donald Trump said that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, “vowing to fulfill my solemn […]






US Pending Home Sales Fell for 2nd Month Running

US Pending Home Sales Fell for 2nd Month Running






US Pending Home Sales Fell for 2nd Month Running $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Contracts to buy previously owned US homes fell for a 2nd month running in April one a supply squeeze, but the housing market recovery remains supported by a strong labor market. The National Association of Realtors(NAR) said Wednesday its Pending Home Sales […]






Soft US Inflation May Warrant Interest Rate “Rethink”

Soft US Inflation May Warrant Interest Rate “Rethink”






Soft US Inflation May Warrant Interest Rate “Rethink” $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX Tuesday, Fed Governor Lael Brainard said soft US inflation may cause her to reassess the path forward for monetary policy should it linger, even as the global economic outlook brightens and US growth looks poised to rebound. “If the soft inflation data persist, […]






Aggressive Fed Could Upset Markets, Gold is the Hedge

Aggressive Fed Could Upset Markets, Gold is the Hedge






Aggressive Fed Could Upset Markets, Gold is the Hedge $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD, $SLV The mins from this month’s FOMC meeting outline an aggressive agenda that may upset financial markets in the months ahead. Fed officials said the plan is cautious, and stocks rallied on the news. The Big Q: How safe should participants […]






Bear’s Eye View of the Stock and Gold Markets

Bear’s Eye View of the Stock and Gold Markets






Bear’s Eye View of the Stock and Gold Markets $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ,  $GLD, $SLV Last Wednesday a week,  saw a bit of Southside action in the US stock market.  The DJIA closed 1.78% (373 points) below Tuesday’s close. That has all been erased and S&P 500 and NAS Comp are in record territory again. People […]






The Trillion Dollar Trump Rally Extends for 6th Day Running,

The Trillion Dollar Trump Rally Extends for 6th Day Running,






The Trillion Dollar Trump Rally Extends for 6th Day Running, $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 and NAS Comp marked record closing highs Thursday, with the market propped up by gains in the consumer discretionary sector after strong reports from retailers. The discretionary index gained 0.9%, while the S&P 500 retail index was up 1.6%, […]






US Stock Market Marks Record Highs

US Stock Market Marks Record Highs






US Stock Market Marks Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Big Q: Is the the US stock market rising because too much money is chasing too few opportunities? The Trump Trade, or investing in stocks in hopes that the President’s policies will boost economic growth, is not the main driver of this market, says […]






President Trump’s Tax Cuts Will Drive Jobs and Growth

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Will Drive Jobs and Growth






President Trump’s Tax Cuts Will Drive Jobs and Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ,$VXX The long-term growth path for the US economy from Y’s 1950 to 2000 was 3.3%. Almost every year he was in office, former US President Barack Hussein Obama forecast that he would achieve more than 3% growth, he never got there in 8 […]






The Trump Rally Extends: Stocks in the Defense Sector Mark Record Highs

The Trump Rally Extends: Stocks in the Defense Sector Mark Record Highs






The Trump Rally Extends: Stocks in the Defense Sector Mark Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX President Donald Trump’s approval of $110-B in arms sales to Saudi Arabia gave stocks in the defense sector a lift to record highs Monday. The deal includes $350-B more in defense support over 10 years. Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) was […]






George Soros Betting Against President Trump and America

George Soros Betting Against President Trump and America






George Soros Betting Against President Trump and America $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX Billionaire left-wing investor George Soros has increased what so far has been a losing bet against the US stock market and by extension President Trump and the American economy, he will get hammered. Notably, the CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) 12.18, -2.48, -16.9% better […]






US Economy Brightens on President Trump’s Policies

US Economy Brightens on President Trump’s Policies






US Economy Brightens on President Trump’s Policies $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Economic outlook in US brightens, Unemployment Rolls at 28.5-year Lows, Trump Administration’s policies driving the economy. New applications for US jobless benefits fell last week and the number of Americans on unemployment rolls tumbled to a 28.5 year lows, pointing to shrinking labor market […]






DJIA Saw Resistance, Traded to the Bottom of Trading Range

DJIA Saw Resistance, Traded to the Bottom of Trading Range






DJIA Saw Resistance, Traded to the Bottom of Trading Range $DJIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The DJIA traded down 372.82 pts, Treasuries rallied the most since Brexit and volatility spiked up, as the indexes back off of all time highs profit taking. Many pundits are declaring political aspects to this pullback, however, I have been expecting it […]






Investors “Pause to Refresh’ Major Indexes Drift at All-time Highs

Investors “Pause to Refresh’ Major Indexes Drift at All-time Highs






Investors “Pause to Refresh’ Major Indexes Drift at All-time Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 was down slightly Tuesday after mixed economic data and earnings while the NAS Comp hit another record as it was boosted by gains in technology stocks. US manufacturing production showed its biggest increase in more than 3 years […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street earnings are winding on down and we have a light economic reports week ahead: Empire manufacturing Monday. Housing starts, Industrial production and Capacity Tuesday and Philly Fed Friday. This week the NYSE indices may try to follow the path of the NAS Comp […]






President Trump Can Revive the Economy that Socialist Obama Killed

President Trump Can Revive the Economy that Socialist Obama Killed






President Trump Can Revive the Economy that Socialist Obama Killed $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, Sam Zell said President Donald Trump has an “extraordinary opportunity” to revive an economy that died under 8 years of regulatory oppression under Barack Hussein Obama. “I think we’ve had 8 years of kind of an anti-business administration with very […]






US Government Posts $182.4-B Budget Surplus

US Government Posts $182.4-B Budget Surplus






US Government Posts $182.4-B Budget Surplus $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The federal government ran the 2nd highest monthly surplus on record this April as tax revenues were pushed higher by a change in the deadline for corporate tax payments. The US Treasury Department says the surplus for April totaled $182.4-B, the 2nd largest surplus after […]






Stock Indexes Can Retrace 35-40% to Reach Historical Norms

Stock Indexes Can Retrace 35-40% to Reach Historical Norms






Stock Indexes Can Retrace 35-40% to Reach Historical Norms $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX “Valuations are now so obscenely elevated that even an outcome that fluctuates modestly about some new, higher average would easily take the S&P 500 35 -40% lower over the completion of the current market cycle,” fund manager John Hussman said in an […]






The VIX, Wall Street’s ‘Fear Gauge’ Marks 24-Yr Lows

The VIX, Wall Street’s ‘Fear Gauge’ Marks 24-Yr Lows






The VIX, Wall Street’s ‘Fear Gauge’ Marks 24-Yr Lows $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The VIX, a number figure that measures Wall Street’s volatility hit a 24-yr low Monday. According to the data today, the Chicago Board Option Exchange Index’s  (CBOE) VIX, known as the fear gauge, hit 9.72. The fear gauge was at 9.70 on […]






Market Finished at Record Highs, as The Trump Rally Extends

Market Finished at Record Highs, as The Trump Rally Extends






Market Finished at Record Highs, as The Trump Rally Extends $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Highlights of April’s US Employment Report The unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 4.4%, the lowest since May 2007, the US Labor Department data showed Friday The Spare capacity in the labor market is quickly disappearing, indicating that lackluster wage growth should […]






Central Banks are Monetizing Stocks and Bonds

Central Banks are Monetizing Stocks and Bonds






Central Banks are Monetizing Stocks and Bonds $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $GLD, $SLV Following this market is an exercise in frustration.  Last week, DJIA (DOW) appeared ready to roll over.  I expected the Dow  to be closer to its -5% line than its -2.5% line at the close of this week. But, as you can see […]






US Durable Goods Data Indicates Increased Business Spending

US Durable Goods Data Indicates Increased Business Spending






US Durable Goods Data Indicates Increased Business Spending $DIA,  $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX New orders for Key US-made capital goods rose less than expected in March, but a 2nd straight monthly increase in shipments suggested business investment accelerated in Q-1 behind a recovering energy sector. While other data relieved Thursday showed a bigger-than-expected increase in 1st-time […]






Capitalism is the ‘Greatest Show’ on Earth

Capitalism is the ‘Greatest Show’ on Earth






Capitalism is the ‘Greatest Show’ on Earth $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX ,  $GLD Gone are the days where the circus coming to town was a big deal, remember then it was a huge event anticipated by all, that until television came along, and ‘Huge’ events happened all the time, and we could see them live […]






Market Says, “The Trump Administration to Deliver Tax Reform”

Market Says, “The Trump Administration to Deliver Tax Reform”






Market Says, “The Trump Administration to Deliver Tax Reform” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Markets are in full risk-on mode this week. DJIA gained 232.23 pts or 1.12% to close at 20996.12 Tuesday. S&P 500 also rose 14.46 pts or 0.61% to close at 2388.61. Both indexes took out Key resistance at 20887.5 and 2378.36 respectively […]






The Trump Effect: NAS Comp Finished Above 6,000 for 1st Time

The Trump Effect: NAS Comp Finished Above 6,000 for 1st Time






The Trump Effect: NAS Comp Finished Above 6,000 for 1st Time $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX Tuesday, the Nasdaq Composite index hit a record high, the DJIA and S&P 500 tapped recent highs, as strong earnings underscored the health of corporate America. The NAS Comp closed above 6,000 for the 1st time, more than 17 yrs […]






US President Trump Not “Talking Down” the USD

US President Trump Not “Talking Down” the USD






US President Trump Not “Talking Down” the USD $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US President Donald Trump is “absolutely not” trying to talk down the strength of the USD, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was quoted as saying Wednesday. Trump said last week in an interview with the WS-J that the dollar was “getting too strong,” and […]






President Trump’s Visa Program Encourages Hiring Americans

President Trump’s Visa Program Encourages Hiring Americans






President Trump’s Visa Program Encourages Hiring Americans $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $FB, $MSFT, $AAPL, $SNA Tuesday, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing federal agencies to recommend changes to a temporary visa program used to bring foreign workers to the United States to fill high-skilled jobs. President Trump will also use the “Buy […]






US Homebuilder Sentiment Slips, Overall Outlook Still Positive

US Homebuilder Sentiment Slips, Overall Outlook Still Positive






US Homebuilder Sentiment Slips, Overall Outlook Still Positive $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US homebuilders are a bit less optimistic about their sales prospects, as their overall outlook still remains favorable. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Monday slipped to 68 this month. That’s down 3 points from 71 in March, […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Earnings season has started and financial results last week were not bad, but the market paid no attention. The media pundits are calling the end of The Trump Rally, and for the same major crash that they were calling for last November, others dialed back their Bullishness. […]






Trump Effect: US Consumer Optimism Strongest Since November 2000

Trump Effect: US Consumer Optimism Strongest Since November 2000






Trump Effect: US Consumer Optimism Strongest Since November 2000 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Consumer sentiment climbed in early April to 3-month highs as consumer optimism on current economic conditions under President Donald Trump rose to its strongest marks since November 2000. The University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers (MSI) said its preliminary April consumer sentiment […]






President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Economic Growth Potential

President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Economic Growth Potential






President Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ Economic Growth Potential $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Big Q: Has been a decline in the potential growth of the economy that may defy both the animal spirits  unleashed by  Donald Trump’s election as well as his “Make America Great Again” aka MAGA, fiscal policies, assuming they get fully […]






President Trump Sharpens His Tax Cut, Deregulation Message

President Trump Sharpens His Tax Cut, Deregulation Message






President Trump Sharpens His Tax Cut, Deregulation Message $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Trump Administration is sharpening its focus and message on a tax plan that will win quick approval in Congress and help to boost the US economy. President Trump’s 1st 11 weeks in office have included executive orders to remove some of Barack […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US markets are stable in here, even though our US Navy battleships are sailing to North Korea, and Russian warships are steaming to Syria. Notably, the Wall Street sellers were not selling Friday, and the futures are up this morning pre-market. Steel stocks are […]






Expect The Congress to Embrace President Trump’s Growth Plan

Expect The Congress to Embrace President Trump’s Growth Plan






Expect The Congress to Embrace President Trump’s Growth Plan $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD, $SLV, $USO Friday’s monthly NFPs market moving data release attracted much less attention than in the past. The Key jobs report reflects on the health of the US labor market in March, and it is important for assessing the underlying strength […]






The Trump Rally Has Room to “Grow”

The Trump Rally Has Room to “Grow”






The Trump Rally Has Room to “Grow” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US stock market rally since Republican Donald Trump won the Presidential election has more room to grow as the President Drives his pro-business agenda. “There’s more upside. Starting from when he was President-elect he started this stock market boom,” said author David Horowitz. […]






Fed Minutes: FOMC Eyes Change to Debt Holdings Policy Ahead

Fed Minutes: FOMC Eyes Change to Debt Holdings Policy Ahead






Fed Minutes: FOMC Eyes Change to Debt Holdings Policy Ahead $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Most FOMC policymakers think the Fed should take steps to begin trimming its $4.5-T balance sheet later this year as long as the economic data holds up, minutes from their March meeting revealed. Uncertainty is substantial, the Fed said, comment on […]






The Trump Effect: Trade Deficit Falls as Exports Hit 2-year Highs

The Trump Effect: Trade Deficit Falls as Exports Hit 2-year Highs






The Trump Effect: Trade Deficit Falls as Exports Hit 2-year Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US trade deficit fell more than expected in February as exports increased to a 2 year high and slowing domestic demand weighed on imports. The narrowing in the trade gap comes as The Trump Administration is pushing ahead with […]






The Trump Effect: American Consumer Sentiment “Sunny”

The Trump Effect: American Consumer Sentiment “Sunny”






The Trump Effect: American Consumer Sentiment “Sunny” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Consumer Sentiment rose in March as Americans registered “Sunnier” views about the state of their finances while becoming less upbeat about the long-term economic outlook, University of Michigan (MSI) survey data showed Friday. Key Points are as follows: Final sentiment index rose to […]






President Trump Declares a “New Era” Markets Respond, Yes!

President Trump Declares a “New Era” Markets Respond, Yes!






President Trump Declares a “New Era” Markets Respond, Yes! $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US President declared “the start of a new era” in energy production with the signing an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs. The move makes good on his campaign vow to unwind and shred former […]






The “Trump Trade” is Still in the Market

The “Trump Trade” is Still in the Market






The “Trump Trade” is Still in the Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX It has been difficult for analysts to differentiate “Trump Rally Trades” from those stemming from reflation, and solid global economic indicators that suggest some basis for bond yields and stock values above the lows of Y 2016. The USD, sometimes a bellwether for […]






Expert: “US Banking Sector Safe Enough for Deregulation”

Expert: “US Banking Sector Safe Enough for Deregulation”






Expert: “US Banking Sector Safe Enough for Deregulation” $MS, $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The United States  banking industry is in a total safe state and it is ready for some deregulation to sustain development, former Chairman/CEO of Morgan Stanley John J. Mack says. Time to cut the “Red Tape” The regulatory oversight now is dramatic […]






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