Positive Big Bankers See Regulations Abating Under President Donald Trump

Positive Big Bankers See Regulations Abating Under President Donald Trump






Positive Big Bankers See Regulations Abating Under President Donald Trump $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Ignore the left wing mockery that is coming. Wall Street’s big bankers attending the WEF in Davos said Thursday, that they are confident Donald Trump’s incoming administration will loosen regulatory constraints on financiers, even if it leaves Barack Hussein Obama’s signature […]






Janet Yellen, “Makes sense to raise rates gradually.”

Janet Yellen, “Makes sense to raise rates gradually.”






Janet Yellen, “Makes sense to raise rates gradually.” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX With the US economy close to full employment and inflation headed toward the Fed’s 2% goal, it “makes sense” for the US central bank to gradually lift interest rates, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Wednesday afternoon. “Waiting too long to begin moving toward […]






Little Chance the Fed will “Snuff Out” Expansion Anytime Soon

Little Chance the Fed will “Snuff Out” Expansion Anytime Soon






Little Chance the Fed will “Snuff Out” Expansion Anytime Soon $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Fed is unlikely to take actions that would “snuff out” the current US economic expansion anytime soon because inflation is not a problem, according to Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley. Tuesday, Mr. Dudley, in a speech […]






US Companies Profits Up, Some Will Top Expectations

US Companies Profits Up, Some Will Top Expectations






US Companies Profits Up, Some Will Top Expectations $SPY Earnings season in here, and US companies are set to report their strongest profit growth in 2 years, and just may justify Wall Street to extend its strong rally, as some participants anticipate that many companies will top expectations. Companies in the S&P 500 are expected […]






Mammoth Shift in Retail Sales, e-Commerce Winning

Mammoth Shift in Retail Sales, e-Commerce Winning






Mammoth Shift in Retail Sales, e-Commerce Winning $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Holiday sales at Macy’s Inc. (NYSE:M), Sears Holdings Corp., and J.C. Penney Co.(NYSE:JCP) were anemic and US government data confirmed it Friday. The nation’s traditional department stores are steadily losing ground to their online rivals, a shift in the retail landscape that shows both […]






Wall Street Expects to Post Huge Q-4 Returns

Wall Street Expects to Post Huge Q-4 Returns






Wall Street Expects to Post Huge Q-4 Returns $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street firms are expected to post the biggest Q-4 win since the financial crisis as the US election triggered global markets activity from government bonds to currencies. Fixed-income and stock-trading revenue at the 5 biggest U.S investment banks rose 20% from a […]






Trump Rally “Burns” George Soros for at Leaset $1-B

Trump Rally “Burns” George Soros for at Leaset $1-B






Trump Rally “Burns” George Soros for at Leaset $1-B $SPY George Soros lost nearly $1-B, as a result of the stock-market rally spurred by Donald Trump’s Presidential election victory. Mr. Soros became more Bearish immediately after Donald Trump’s election. But the stock market rallied on expectations that President Elect Trump’s policies will boost corporate earnings […]






US Stocks Finished Higher on Energy and Technology Gains

US Stocks Finished Higher on Energy and Technology Gains






US Stocks Finished Higher on Energy and Technology Gains $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks ended higher Wednesday extending The Trump Rally, as energy and technology gains countered a drop in healthcare stocks after President Elect Donald Trump said pharmaceutical companies were “getting away with murder” by charging high prices. The NAS Comp ended the day […]






Mid-Caps Stocks Leading in the US Market Rally

Mid-Caps Stocks Leading in the US Market Rally






Mid-Caps Stocks Leading in the US Market Rally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks have risen sharply to record highs since Republican Donald Trump was elected president in November, and the best-performing equities have “floated up from the bottom of the barrel” according to some analysts and fund managers. Analysts not that over the past 3 […]






Stock Market Participants “Savvy” to Risks Under the Surface of a Rise

Stock Market Participants “Savvy” to Risks Under the Surface of a Rise






Stock Market Participants “Savvy” to Risks Under the Surface of a Rise $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Yale economist Robert Shiller admits that he does not know “what to make” of surging US stocks now Thursday he offer some of his sage advice to savvy investors: “Markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps, be careful.” […]






US Stocks Could Rise 12% This Year as Economic Growth Gathers Momentum

US Stocks Could Rise 12% This Year as Economic Growth Gathers Momentum






US Stocks Could Rise 12% This Year as Economic Growth Gathers Momentum $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks could rise 12% this year as economic growth gathers momentum, bolstering demand for risk assets, while pushing US Treasury prices lower, according to Byron Wien VP of Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) The Vice President of multi-asset investing at […]






US Indexes Winding Down the Year in Traditional Patterns

US Indexes Winding Down the Year in Traditional Patterns






US Indexes Winding Down the Year in Traditional Patterns $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The financial markets are winding down the year in the tradition pattern with optimistic sentiment about the future. We do not know yet about the traditional dark cloud of Q-1 data when US growth numbers under perform before subsequently being revised higher […]






US Investor Optimism Running at 9 Year Highs

US Investor Optimism Running at 9 Year Highs






US Investor Optimism Running at 9 Year Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investor optimism in the US is at a 9-year high as the stock market has climbed to record highs following the Election of Republican Donald Trump as President. The Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor a534870-Megan-Fox-Call-of-DutyFeatures-Star-inEpicnd Retirement Optimism Index increased in November to 96 from 79 […]






US Home Construction Dove in November, Stocks Flat on High Volume

US Home Construction Dove in November, Stocks Flat on High Volume






US Home Construction Dove in November, Stocks Flat on High Volume $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX New-home construction in the US fell more than forecast in November after surging a month earlier to a 9-year high, indicating fitful progress in residential real estate. Residential starts slumped 18.7% to a 1.09-M annualized rate last month after rising […]






People are Working, Traveling, Spending and Investing in Stocks

People are Working, Traveling, Spending and Investing in Stocks






People are Working, Traveling, Spending and Investing in Stocks $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ The post-election Trump Rally has taken stock market indexes to all-time highs, and the recent gains raise some interesting Q’s. Below are some thoughts on the action that you may find useful, as follows: Sentiment: Has spiked as the market has run up. […]






AAII Sentiment Survey, 7 December 2016

AAII Sentiment Survey, 7 December 2016






AAII Sentiment Survey, 7 December 2016 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ The AAII Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are bullish, bearish, and neutral on the stock market short term; individuals are polled from the AAII Website on a weekly basis. Only one vote per member is accepted in each weekly voting period. Optimism […]






The Post Election US Stock Market is “Amazing”

The Post Election US Stock Market is “Amazing”






The Post Election US Stock Market is “Amazing” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The post-election US stock market action is intent on rallying to the new highs daily, such moves are typically associated with rapid economic growth. But, so far we have not seen any new data that supports that, except for Consumer Confidence, aka optimism, hitting its […]






The Trump Rally Extends, DJIA in Record Territory “Again”

The Trump Rally Extends, DJIA in Record Territory “Again”






The Trump Rally Extends, DJIA in Record Territory “Again” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Donald Trump’s promises to ramp up infrastructure spending and ease banking regulations are driving the DJIA North of the broader market. The DJIA drove to a fresh record Tuesday as the S&P 500 Index hangs 1.74 points below its all-time high and […]






Trump Rally Extends, Financials and Techs Lead

Trump Rally Extends, Financials and Techs Lead






Trump Rally Extends, Financials and Techs Lead $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks rose Monday as investors bought banks and  technology company stocks, which have been mostly left out of a post-election rally. The DJIA marked another record high. Energy companies rose as the price of Crude Oil reached its highest marks since July 2015. […]






AAII Sentiment: Investor Optimism Pulls Back Following Post Election Spike

AAII Sentiment: Investor Optimism Pulls Back Following Post Election Spike






AAII Sentiment: Investor Optimism Pulls Back Following Post Election Spike $SPY Optimism pulled back in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey after having risen significantly over the previous 3 weeks. Both Neutral and Bearish sentiment rebounded this week, after having both fallen prior. Bullish Sentiment Expectations that stock prices will rise over the next 6 months, […]






Donald Trump’s Presidency Will Benefit Stocks in Almost Every Sector

Donald Trump’s Presidency Will Benefit Stocks in Almost Every Sector






Donald Trump’s Presidency Will Benefit Stocks in Almost Every Sector $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX After years of slowing earnings growth and little in the way of excitement for many Wall Street analysts, many are hopeful that President Elect Donald Trump will make things interesting. When collating data for the Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) Analyst […]






US Consumer Confidence Spikes to Highest Mark in Decade

US Consumer Confidence Spikes to Highest Mark in Decade






US Consumer Confidence Spikes to Highest Mark in Decade $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer confidence rebounded this month to the highest mark in more than 9 years. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index registered 107.1 in November, up from 100.8 last month and highest since July 2007. Americans’ assessment of […]






Financial Markets Love Donald Trump, as Obama Fades to Black

Financial Markets Love Donald Trump, as Obama Fades to Black






Financial Markets Love Donald Trump, as Obama Fades to Black $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The stock market’s rise to record highs after Donald Trump’s Presidential victory shows that investors are optimistic that the economy will improve as President Barack Hussein Obama leaves office. “His promise to cut both corporate taxes and red tape will translate […]






Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) Publishes 2017 Macro Outlook

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) Publishes 2017 Macro Outlook






Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) Publishes 2017 Macro Outlook $GS, $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) advises wealthy individuals with millions and billions in assets and advises most of the large institutional investors. The Big Q: What are investors supposed to make of a pro-2017 outlook by Goldman Sachs on the same day that the DJIA, S&P […]






The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 23 November 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 23 November 2016






The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 23 November 2016 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are Bullish, Bearish, and Neutral on the US stock market for the next 6 months, The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey has become a widely followed measure of the […]






The Trump Rally Extends, DJIA and S&P 500 at Record Highs

The Trump Rally Extends, DJIA and S&P 500 at Record Highs






The Trump Rally Extends, DJIA and S&P 500 at Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wednesday, DJIA and the Standard & Poor’s 500 finished at record highs, the NAS Comp fell, dragged down by declines in big tech names. Trading was quiet ahead of the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend in the USA. Small-company stocks continued to […]






Confidence Has Returned To Investors in Wake of Trump’s Election

Confidence Has Returned To Investors in Wake of Trump’s Election






Confidence Has Returned To Investors in Wake of Trump’s Election $SPY, $DIA, $UBS Just 2  weeks before the US Presidential election, 50% of wealthy investors were fearful of turmoil in the stock markets. Many either pulled some of their money out or moved it into more conservative investments, according to a survey by UBS Wealth […]






Big Investors Back Off Bonds Fueling This Bull Market

Big Investors Back Off Bonds Fueling This Bull Market






Big Investors Back Off Bonds Fueling This Bull Market $SPY US voters’ decision to elect Donald Trump US President may extend the life of this 7-year Bull Market in US stocks. That is the consensus of prominent investors attending this week’s Reuters Global Investment Outlook Summit. Expectations that Donald Trump will successfully engineer massive new […]






The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 16 November 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 16 November 2016






The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 16 November 2016 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are Bullish, Bearish, and Neutral on the US stock market for the next 6 months, The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey has become a widely followed measure of the […]






Donald Trump Will Trash Obama’s No-Growth Orders

Donald Trump Will Trash Obama’s No-Growth Orders






Donald Trump Will “Trash” Obama’s No-Growth Orders $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Trump Rally extends, US stocks finished higher Tuesday, with the DJIA hitting a record high close for the 4th session running as tech stocks rebounded from a post-election hammering and energy stocks were boosted by a sharp rise in Crude Oil prices. Tuesday, […]






US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on High Volume

US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on High Volume






US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on High Volume $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks came back from an early losses and finished flat to unchanged Monday. Technology companies like Apple (AAPL) and Microsoft (MSFT) saw big losses on fears about their overseas revenue, but bank stocks continued to rise along with bond yields. Technology […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The stock and bond markets are channeling US President Elect Trump’s expected policies since last Tuesday. Equities has liked them and Bonds have not. Stocks rallied sharply on the pro-growth trade. Longer-dated US Treasuries sold off sharply on the understanding that pro-growth = pro-inflation + […]






US Long Dated Treasuries Up Signaling Rising Inflation

US Long Dated Treasuries Up Signaling Rising Inflation






US Long Dated Treasuries Up Signaling Rising Inflation $SPY Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential race is driving mutual fund managers out of dividend stocks and into the shares of financial, industrial and materials companies that benefit from rising inflation. Although inflation remains subdued by most measures, US longer-dated Treasury yields rose Thursday to […]






The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 10 November 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 10 November 2016






The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 10 November 2016 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $OIL The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are Bullish, Bearish, and Neutral on the US stock market for the next 6 months, The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey has become a widely followed measure of […]






President-elect Donald Trump Powers US Stocks

President-elect Donald Trump Powers US Stocks






President-elect Donald Trump Powers US Stocks $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX President-elect Donald Trump looks to be very good for the US stock market, crushing the theories of the naysayers. Asian stock markets tumbled shortly after Trump overtook Hillary Clinton in the presidential electoral vote count early Wednesday. Then signals pointed to a deep dive for […]






Major US Investment Banks Prepared for Election Volatility

Major US Investment Banks Prepared for Election Volatility






Major US Investment Banks Prepared for Election Volatility $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The major US investment banks, including Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), JPMorgan Chase & Co.(NYSE:JPM) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.(NYSE:GS), are bracing for potential confusion and disorder on financial markets in the wake of Tuesday’s US Presidential election. Bank preparations ahead of the US election […]






S&P 500 Losing Streak Longest in Over 30 yrs Augurs Trump Win

S&P 500 Losing Streak Longest in Over 30 yrs Augurs Trump Win






S&P 500 Losing Streak Longest in Over 30 yrs Augurs Trump Win $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 Index extended its longest losing streak in more than 30 years, as data bolstered speculation interest rates will rise before year-end and investors cautious ahead of US Presidential election. Stocks faded in afternoon trading as an […]






The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 2 November 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 2 November 2016






The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 2 November 2016 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $OIL The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are Bullish, Bearish, and Neutral on the US stock market for the next 6 months, The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey has become a widely followed measure of […]






Donald Trump Brings Business Knowledge To White House

Donald Trump Brings Business Knowledge To White House






Donald Trump Brings Business Knowledge To White House $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX President Donald Trump would benefit Wall Street investors by way of making companies 30% more profitable, his economic policy adviser Wilbur Ross said on TV Wednesday. “Here’s why Trump would be better for Wall Street investors than Hillary Clinton: 30% effective reduction in […]






FBI’s Announcement on Hillary Clinton Investigation Knocks Stocks off Highs

FBI’s Announcement on Hillary Clinton Investigation Knocks Stocks off Highs






FBI’s Announcement on Hillary Clinton Investigation Knocks Stocks off Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US economy grew at a 2.9% in Q-3, the strongest pace in 2 years, as businesses began restocking their shelves at a faster pace. The Q-3 US GDP (gross domestic product), the broadest measure of economic health, was 2X the […]






Election Bombshell, FBI Re-opens Investigation of Hillary Clinton’s Crimes

Election Bombshell, FBI Re-opens Investigation of Hillary Clinton’s Crimes






Election Bombshell, FBI Re-opens Investigation of Hillary Clinton’s Crimes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks Dive, Volatility (VIX) Index Spikes HeffX-LTN has learned that the FBI is officially re-opening its investigation into Hillary Clinton’s e-Mail server The FBI informed Congress Friday it is investigating whether there is Classified information in new e-Mails that have emerged in […]






The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 26 October 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 26 October 2016






The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 26 October 2016 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $OIL The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are Bullish, Bearish, and Neutral on the US stock market for the next 6 months, The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey has become a widely followed measure of […]






Business Spending Dives, Durable Goods Orders Fall, Recession Looms

Business Spending Dives, Durable Goods Orders Fall, Recession Looms






Business Spending Dives, Durable Goods Orders Fall, Recession Looms $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Orders for big-ticket manufactured goods dipped in September as a Key category that tracks business investment fell by the largest amount in 7 months. Orders for durable goods edged down 0.1% in September after gains of 0.3% in August and 3.6% in […]






Gloom on Wall Street, Lower Crude Oil Prices Hit Stocks Globally

Gloom on Wall Street, Lower Crude Oil Prices Hit Stocks Globally






Gloom on Wall Street, Lower Crude Oil Prices Hit Stocks Globally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Global stock markets fell Wednesday after some disappointing earnings reports and as a drop in Crude Oil prices dragged down shares in energy companies. The FTSE 100 of Britain dropped 1% to 6,949 while Germany’s DAX fell 1% as well, […]






Media Industry Consolidation Coming on Huge Changes in How People Watch TV

Media Industry Consolidation Coming on Huge Changes in How People Watch TV






Media Industry Consolidation Coming on the Massive Changes in How People Watch TV $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The tie-up of AT&T Inc.(NYSE:T), and Time Warner Inc.(NYSE:TWX), bringing together 1 of the country’s largest wireless and pay TV providers and cable networks like HBO, CNN and TBS, could kick off a new round of industry consolidation […]






The Outlook for American Businesses is Grim

The Outlook for American Businesses is Grim






The Outlook for American Businesses is Grim $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Big Q: Are investors in denial about grim outlook for American businesses? That’s the question Société Générale’s Andrew Lapthorne, global head of quantitative strategy, posed to his bank’s clients in a note Friday. “Asset valuations are extreme; returns are poor, the probability of […]






The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 19 October 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 19 October 2016






The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 19 October 2016 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $OIL The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are Bullish, Bearish, and Neutral on the US stock market for the next 6 months, The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey has become a widely followed measure of the […]






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