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 […]






Wall Street “Ready” for Busiest Earnings Week in Years

Wall Street “Ready” for Busiest Earnings Week in Years






Wall Street “Ready” for Busiest Earnings Week in Years $SPY, $XOM, $GOOGL, $AMZN, $MSFT Corporate America is set to kick off its biggest profit-reporting season in at least 10 years this week, with more than 190 members of the S&P 500 index delivering Quarterly reports, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices data. The lineup accounts […]






Monday, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend Monday

Monday, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend Monday






Monday, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend Monday $RACE, $SPX, $SPY Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) will begin trading ex-dividend on Monday, 24 April . To qualify for a dividend check, investors must have owned Ferrari shares prior this Monday, which is the last day the company’s management will finalize its roster of shareholders to whom it will […]






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 […]






Susan Rice Ordered Spys to Produce Detailed Data on Donald Trump

Susan Rice Ordered Spys to Produce Detailed Data on Donald Trump






Susan Rice Ordered Spies to Produce Detailed Data on Donald Trump Susan Rice has been dubbed the ‘Typhoid Mary of the Obama Administration’ Former US President Barack Hussein Obama’s NSA Susan Rice ordered US spy agencies to produce “detailed spreadsheets” involving Donald Trump and his aides during the Y 2016 Presidential race, former US Attorney […]






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 […]






They Call it “Monetary Policy”

They Call it “Monetary Policy”






They Call it “Monetary Policy” $DIA,  $SPY, $GLD,  $SLV The Dow Jones made its last all-time high on March 1st, and since then its valuation has been slowly deflating.  It closed this week only nine Dow Points away from breaking below its BEV -2.50% line in the chart below. After the amazing 32 new daily […]






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 […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX This market is resilient, ‘The Paul Ryan Healthcare Failure ‘ was political theater produced by US President Donald Trump, the focus is now on his tax reform and infrastructure packages. Barack Obamacare will die on its own, then President Trump’s America’s Healthcare  will be back on […]






US Markets Do Not Fully Reflect Growth Prospects

US Markets Do Not Fully Reflect Growth Prospects






US Markets Do Not Fully Reflect Growth Prospects $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US  assets are the most attractive assets to invest in on a global basis. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that he believes that financial markets could improve “significantly” once they fully reflect economic-growth potential from President Donald Trump’s strategy and policies. Sec. […]






Shiller, “Don’t Sell Stocks Because of High Valuations”

Shiller, “Don’t Sell Stocks Because of High Valuations”






Shiller, “Don’t Sell Stocks Because of High Valuations” $SPY Yale Economist Robert Shiller advises savvy investors not to give into temptation to dump your stocks just because valuations are high. “If I was giving you advice: Do nothing. Don’t pull out. Don’t go in,” the Nobel laureate economist said on TV. Investors are dialing back […]






Trump Stimulus Expectations Driving US and World Economies

Trump Stimulus Expectations Driving US and World Economies






Trump Stimulus Expectations Driving US and World Economies $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The world economy will grow steadily over the next 2 years, meaning investors should stay invested in equities, according to Barclays Capital Plc. Barclay’s analysts presented several major themes for the next 2 years Thursday, they are: President Donald Trump and Republicans in […]






US Existing Home Sales Fall 3.7% From January High

US Existing Home Sales Fall 3.7% From January High






US Existing Home Sales Fall 3.7% From January High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US home resales fell more than expected in February on a persistent shortage of houses on the market that is pushing up prices and sidelining prospective buyers. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said Wednesday existing home sales declined 3.7% to a […]






Wall Street Finally Saw the Expected “Dip” in The Trump Rally

Wall Street Finally Saw the Expected “Dip” in The Trump Rally






Wall Street Finally Saw the Expected “Dip” in The Trump Rally $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX Wall Street dipped Tuesday as investors took some profits after the record Trump Rally run, and maybe some nervousness ahead of the Key healthcare vote Thursday The S&P 500 and DJIA put in their worst 1-day performances since before Donald […]






Investors Putting Record Amounts of Cash into ETFs

Investors Putting Record Amounts of Cash into ETFs






Investors Putting Record Amounts of Cash into ETFs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Mom & Pop, aka retail investors are start buying shares, and with passive investing strategies becoming more popular than active fund management, ETFs (exchange-traded funds) are seeing record inflows of cash from people seeking to join in on the rally since Donald Trump won […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX At the weekend the G-20 meeting concluded with the US asserting more nationalistic positions. That brings up the Currency markets, and how they will react to the communique? The FOMC rate hike did little to move the market as it was factored in already. The […]






Economic Electrical Power Consumption…

Economic Electrical Power Consumption…






Economic Electrical Power (EP) Consumption… US Historical Review: 1929-2017 $DIA, $SPY, $GLD, $SLV Last Friday promised some excitement for this week; what with the much anticipated interest rate increase by the FOMC and the Federal Government hitting its debt ceiling on Wednesday the 15th. Friday evening, it was all much to do about nothing, with […]






Contrarians See Trump Calmed S&P 500 VIX as Sell Signal

Contrarians See Trump Calmed S&P 500 VIX as Sell Signal






Contrarians See Trump Calmed S&P 500 VIX as Sell Signal $SPY, $VXX American investors are projecting that The Trump Administration will be the catalyst to boost corporate earnings going forward. They are betting that they are right. “Given the intensity of the political ferment in our country, the Zen-like calm of stock market investors is […]






Consumer Confidence (MSI) Up in March, Americans More Satisfied

Consumer Confidence (MSI) Up in March, Americans More Satisfied






Consumer Confidence (MSI) Up in March, Americans More Satisfied $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Consumer Confidence up in March as Americans were more satisfied than any time in 16 years with the current state of their finances and the economy. The University of Michigan (MSI) said Friday that its preliminary index of sentiment increased to […]






US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes

US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes






US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US home builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, signalling developers expect solid sales growth this year despite higher mortgage rates. Housing starts rose 3% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.3-M, the US Commerce […]






Inflation Back, Deflation Demons ‘Dead’, Growth Ahead

Inflation Back, Deflation Demons ‘Dead’, Growth Ahead






Inflation Back, Deflation Demons ‘Dead’, Growth Ahead $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The “Demons of Deflation” are in the dust-bin on a uptick in price pressures globally, prompting investors to seek protection in inflation-protected bonds. A year ago, it was deflation, falling prices that restrain consumer spending and economic growth that plagued investors and central banks, […]






Investors Tune Out “Noise” Focus on Economic Growth

Investors Tune Out “Noise” Focus on Economic Growth






Investors Tune Out “Noise” Focus on Economic Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX So far during The Trump Era, the global markets are showing a low level of volatility, that despite the chaos and uncertainty that analysts warned his Presidential win would bring. Notably, the global economy’s growth is at its most steady and predictable for […]






Market Cap Guidelines Updated for S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPY)

Market Cap Guidelines Updated for S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPY)






Market Cap Guidelines Updated for S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPY) $SPY The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is a price-weighted average, which effectively means the stocks with the highest stock price have more influence moving the average than stocks with a lower stock price do. For instance, a 2.0% move in Goldman Sachs(GS 247.75, -0.63) […]






Goldie (NYSE:GS) Missed China Rally, Now Overweighting Chinese Stocks

Goldie (NYSE:GS) Missed China Rally, Now Overweighting Chinese Stocks






Goldie (NYSE:GS) Missed China Rally, Now Overweighting Chinese Stocks $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Goldman Sachs Group (NYSE:GS) is joining the rush on Chinese shares, becoming the latest major brokerage to upgrade the market thanks to mounting evidence of strength in the largest Asian economy. The bank’s strategists are now overweight Chinese stocks, with their 12-month […]






Bullish Investors Positive About President Trump’s Policies

Bullish Investors Positive About President Trump’s Policies






Bullish Investors Positive About President Trump’s Policies $SPY Stock-market investors worldwide, especially the Bullish ones who have been proven right since 9 November have been richly rewarded, look to be in a gradual transition in their operating outlook. Their environment is moving away from comfortable reliance on central banks that are able and willing to […]






SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) Trading Outlook

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) Trading Outlook






SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) Trading Outlook SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) closed up 0.830 at 237.390. Volume was 8% above average (neutral) and Bollinger Bands were 3% wider than normal. Open High Low Close Volume___ 236.700 237.240 235.740 237.390 90,658,976 Technical Outlook Short Term: Neutral Intermediate Term: Bullish Long Term: Bullish Moving […]






US Stocks Bullish on President Trump’s Tax Reform Policy

US Stocks Bullish on President Trump’s Tax Reform Policy






US Stocks Bullish on President Trump’s Tax Reform Policy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Steve Forbes, Chairman/Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, is optimistic that stocks have room to reach new records as President Donald Trump pushes forward with his vows to cut taxes and regulations. “Markets always try to anticipate the future. One of the reasons it […]






President Trump’s Business Revolution Begins by “Slashing” Regulations

President Trump’s Business Revolution Begins by “Slashing” Regulations






President Trump’s Business Revolution Begins by “Slashing” Regulations $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US business community, large and small, has suffered through 8 years of President Barack Hussein-Obama’s hobbling regulations, but now businesses are starting to see some relief from President Donald Trump. “By every measure, the United States has been sinking into economic mediocrity […]






Media Executive Praises President Trump’s Deregulation Plan

Media Executive Praises President Trump’s Deregulation Plan






Media Executive Praises President Trump’s Deregulation Plan $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $CBS Les Moonves, the CEO of CBS, praised Donald Trump’s plans for business deregulation, but defended the media against the President’s attacks, THR reported Tuesday. “Although we’re not the enemy of the people, we welcome the deregulation,” Moonves said. And Deadline Hollywood noted deregulation […]






The Volatility (VIX) Index and What it Means to Investors

The Volatility (VIX) Index and What it Means to Investors






The Volatility (VIX) Index and What it Means to Investors $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) usually moves opposite to the stock market, meaning when stocks are up, the VIX is down, and vice versa. But lately, even though the S&P 500 is on the rise, the VIX […]






Investors are Betting The Trump Presidency, Shunning Hedges

Investors are Betting The Trump Presidency, Shunning Hedges






Investors are Betting The Trump Presidency, Shunning Hedges $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Bet the Presidency, is the mantra of investors crowding into the US  The Trump Rally with only modest downside protection despite potential headwinds, from elevated corporate leverage, Fed rate hikes, and potential US policy risks. Data from Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) show investors have discarded […]






Market Paused, President Trump Spoke, Unprecedented Rally Extends

Market Paused, President Trump Spoke, Unprecedented Rally Extends






Market Paused, President Trump Spoke, Unprecedented Rally Extends $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $SNAP Investors piled into US stocks Wednesday, giving the market its biggest single-day gainer in 3 months, driving the major indexes to record highs again as The Trump Rally extends.. This Bull Market is being lead by the Big Banks on expectations that an […]






Expect US Financial Market to Hold with DJIA 22,000 Possible

Expect US Financial Market to Hold with DJIA 22,000 Possible






Expect US Financial Market to Hold, DJIA 22,000 Next? $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The DJIA has risen about 14% since the November 8 Presidential election marking an  intrday high of 20,851.33. That’s within 6% of 22,000, the next round number (resistance) that investors and traders are looking at. “I think 22,000 is what is justified […]






President Trump’s Policy Comments Drives S&P 500 to Record Highs

President Trump’s Policy Comments Drives S&P 500 to Record Highs






President Trump’s Policy Comments Drives S&P 500 to Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 and DJIA finished in record territory Monday, after US President Donald Trump’s said he would make a “big” statement on infrastructure Tuesday. Monday, in a meeting with state governors, President Trump said his administration would be “moving quickly” […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Last week started strong, ended strong, the bids were there on the dip and the indexes recovered holding the trends and looking higher. The US market started to see some leaders struggle: materials, metals, industrial equipment, and some chips. If leaders cannot hold the line […]






AAII Sentiment Survey, 23 February 2017

AAII Sentiment Survey, 23 February 2017






AAII Sentiment Survey, 23 February 2017 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ AAII Sentiment Survey: Optimism at 6-Week Highs The AAII Sentiment Survey has been conducted weekly since July 1987 and asks AAII members whether they think stock prices will rise, remain essentially flat or fall over the next 6 months. The survey period runs from Thursday (12:01a […]






This Week, Market’s Focus on President Trump Message to Congress

This Week, Market’s Focus on President Trump Message to Congress






This Week, Market’s Focus on President Trump Message to Congress $SPY, $GLD, $USD Tuesday evening, 28 February, US President Donald Trump is slated to give a major address to a joint session of Congress in lieu of the usual State of the Union address. This 1st official congressional address by our President may be pivotal […]






The Trump Rally Stays, DJIA Posts 11th Straight Record-High Close

The Trump Rally Stays, DJIA Posts 11th Straight Record-High Close






The Trump Rally Stays, DJIA Posts 11th Straight Record-High Close $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street finished higher again Friday, with the DJIA extending its streak of record-setting gains to 11 days running, as increases in utilities and other safety plays outweighed declines in financials. Major Wall Street indexes have rallied to record levels since […]






Why Buy This Bull Market or Not Buy It

Why Buy This Bull Market or Not Buy It






Why Buy This Bull Market or Not Buy It $SPY Below are some of the reasons given as to why investors should “Buy” this Bull Market, as follows: 1. Investor Confidence Is Soaring There is little doubt that since the election both investor and consumer confidence has soared. In fact, confidence (soft data) has become […]






Stanley Druckenmiller Changed His Mind About Gold

Stanley Druckenmiller Changed His Mind About Gold






Stanley Druckenmiller Changed His Mind About Gold $GLD, $DIA After the US Presidential election, billionaire hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller made headlines by announcing that he had sold all of his Gold on 8 November. Yes, sold all of his Gold on Donald Trump’s election as President. He said that the way he saw the […]






The Quest for Good ‘Large Cap’ Stocks in a Record High Bull Market

The Quest for Good ‘Large Cap’ Stocks in a Record High Bull Market






The Quest for Good ‘Large Cap’ Stocks in a Record High Bull Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $AAPL, $WMT, $FB Large cap refers to large market capitalization. “Large Cap” is a term used by the investment community. Cap size has changed over time, so it is important to take scaling into consideration. What was considered a […]






US President Donald Trump’s Economic Plan to Spur GDP

US President Donald Trump’s Economic Plan to Spur GDP






US President Donald Trump’s Economic Plan to Spur GDP $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Economic experts now believe that the Trump White House estimates of economic growth of 3 to 3.5% are actually “too conservative” and the economy is poised to expand much faster than that. “With Reagan, we put up 4% growth rates coming out […]






Trump Rally Extends, ‘Sidelined’ Money Coming Back In

Trump Rally Extends, ‘Sidelined’ Money Coming Back In






Trump Rally Extends, ‘Sidelined’ Money Coming Back In $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX All 3 indexes posted all-time highs, and all 11 major S&P sectors finished higher on the day US stocks rose to new record highs Tuesday, boosted by strong earnings reports from Wal-Mart and other retailers and continued optimism about the economic agenda of President […]






Unprecedented Trump Stock Market Rally Signals Confidence & Optimism

Unprecedented Trump Stock Market Rally Signals Confidence & Optimism






Unprecedented Trump Stock Market Rally Signals Confidence & Optimism $SPY, $BA Friday, the US major stock market indexes finished a run of 7 straight session highs and the S&P 500 was up for the 4th week running in the unprecedented post-Presidential election US stock market rally. The latest stock market highs show a “great level of […]






US Stocks Mark New Records, S&P 500 Up 4 Weeks Running

US Stocks Mark New Records, S&P 500 Up 4 Weeks Running






US Stocks Mark New Records, S&P 500 Up 4 Weeks Running $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stock indexes marked record highs again Friday, after a late-afternoon drive erased losses from earlier in the day. It caps the 4  straight week of gainers for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. Reports through the week showed that the […]






The Surging Stock Markets Reflects Confidence in Trump Agenda

The Surging Stock Markets Reflects Confidence in Trump Agenda






The Surging Stock Markets Reflects Confidence in Trump Agenda $SPY Thursday in a press conference, US President Donald Trump credited high confidence and optimism in the early weeks of his administration for new stock market highs, despite his low approval ratings, and suggested markets will act even more favorably once the White House and congressional […]






Trump Rally Extends on Economic Growth, Consumer Prices Up

Trump Rally Extends on Economic Growth, Consumer Prices Up






Trump Rally Extends on Economic Growth, Consumer Prices Up $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stock market indexes finish at record highs for 5th day running US consumer prices recorded their biggest increase in nearly  4 years in January as households paid more for gasoline and other goods, suggesting inflation picking up. The US Labor Department said […]






The Trump Rally Extends, S&P 500 Posts Another Record High

The Trump Rally Extends, S&P 500 Posts Another Record High






The Trump Rally Extends, S&P 500 Posts Another Record High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Along with the S&P, the DJIA posted its 4th straight record close, the NAS Comp closed at a high for a sixth day running. MSCI’s all-country world index edged up 0.08%. Europe’s broad FTSEurofirst 300 index slipped 0.04%to snap a 5-session […]






The Market Knows What the Market Knows, the Financial News is Real

The Market Knows What the Market Knows, the Financial News is Real






The Market Knows What the Market Knows, the Financial News is Real $SPY Buy the News, Sell the soft Data. That is the conclusion drawn from a paper by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, which suggests that financial news holds predictive power when it comes to economic data. Stories about the US economy […]






Trump Rally Extends, Driving S&P 500 Market Value to $20-T +

Trump Rally Extends, Driving S&P 500 Market Value to $20-T +






Trump Rally Extends, Driving S&P 500 Market Value to $20-T + $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX America First taking a firm hold on the business and consumer sentiment nation wide. Monday, the major US stock indexes hit record highs, with the benchmark S&P 500’s market value topping $20-T as investors see tax cuts promised by President Donald Trump coming […]






The US “War on Business” is Over in The Age of Trumpism

The US “War on Business” is Over in The Age of Trumpism






The US “War on Business” is Over in The Age of Trumpism $SPY US President Donald Trump’s coming incentive-based tax policy will show that former President’s Bill Clinton’s and Barack Hussein-Obama’s war on business is over and American companies will be rewarded, not punished by over burdening and unnecessary government regulation. “The business tax rates […]






Fed’s Regulation “Stickler” Resigns, Bank Stocks Lead Trump Rally Extension

Fed’s Regulation “Stickler” Resigns, Bank Stocks Lead Trump Rally Extension






Fed’s Regulation “Stickler” Resigns, Bank Stocks Lead Trump Rally Extension $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Fed board member Daniel Tarullo, a Key official guiding bank regulation efforts, resigned effective in April The Financial Select Sector SPDR ETF (exchanged-traded fund) that owns a basket of bank and insurance stocks, added to gains and was up 0.4% after […]






US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged Wednesday

US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged Wednesday






US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged Wednesday $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The major US averages finished Wednesday’s session flat to unchanged, as the S&P 500 (+0.1%) and the NAS Comp (+0.2%) closed with modest gains while the DJIA (-0.2%) under-performed. Black Gold finished 0.3% higher at 52.36 bbl after seeing solid losses during the overnight […]






Market Analysts Believe President Trump Will Deliver on His Promises

Market Analysts Believe President Trump Will Deliver on His Promises






Market Analysts Believe President Trump Will Deliver on His Promises $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Savvy stock market watchers believe that US President Donald Trump will deliver on market-friendly policies. President Trump’s plan to reduce government regulation, if implemented, could have a strong effect on stocks, meaning that the US stock market could add another 10% or […]






AAII Sentiment Survey, 2 February 2017

AAII Sentiment Survey, 2 February 2017






AAII Sentiment Survey, 2 February 2017 Neutral Sentiment Rises to Highest Level Since Early November 2016  $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, The AAII Sentiment Survey has been conducted weekly since July 1987 and asks AAII members whether they think stock prices will rise, remain essentially flat or fall over the next six months. The survey period runs […]






President Donald Trump’s Tax Code Changes a Happy Day for Shareholders

President Donald Trump’s Tax Code Changes a Happy Day for Shareholders






President Donald Trump’s Tax Code Changes a Happy Day for Shareholders $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US President Donald Trump and Congressional Republicans have plans to change the tax code to give businesses greater incentive to invest in the US and to hire more Americans. That could mean a “Happy” payday for shareholders of technology giant […]






Donald Trump Scaling Back Hussein-Obama’s Business Regulatory System

Donald Trump Scaling Back Hussein-Obama’s Business Regulatory System






Donald Trump Scaling Back Hussein-Obama’s Business Regulatory System $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ US President Donald Trump orders a sweeping review of the Dodd-Frank Act rules enacted in response to the Y 2008 financial crisis, signing an executive action Friday designed to significantly scale back the overburdening business regulatory system put in place in Y 2010. President […]






President Trump’s Cabinet a Visionary “Dream Team” = Business

President Trump’s Cabinet a Visionary “Dream Team” = Business






President Trump’s Cabinet a Visionary “Dream Team” = Business $DIA,$SPY, $QQQ, $VXX With our new President comes his new Cabinet; these men and women tasked to Making America Great Again. We are now 2 weeks into the Trump Administration, and it is very clear now that President has surrounded himself with a Cabinet people that get things […]






Investors Almanac: February has been the S&P 500’s Weakest Month

Investors Almanac: February has been the S&P 500’s Weakest Month






Investors Almanac: February has been the S&P 500’s Weakest Month $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, Over and during the past 40 years, February has been the S&P 500’s weakest month within the generally strong November to April frame. In that frame stocks have risen only 0.06% in the average February, according to the data Febraury has […]






US Small-Business Optimism Highest in 10 Years

US Small-Business Optimism Highest in 10 Years






US Small-Business Optimism Highest in 10 Years $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US President Donald Trump’s vow to slash business regulations drove small-business optimism in January to the highest marks in more than 10 years. Monday, we saw the executive order that was just signed on slashing the regulations that have been choking small businesses, and […]






US Pending Home Sale Up +1.6% in December

US Pending Home Sale Up +1.6% in December






US Pending Home Sale Up +1.6% in December $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in December. The increase possibly reflects more people scrambling to purchase homes as mortgage rates have been rising and increasing the costs of ownership. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said Monday that its seasonally adjusted […]






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