US Housing Starts Decline, Building Permits Stabilize

US Housing Starts Decline, Building Permits Stabilize

US Housing Starts Decline, Building Permits Stabilize $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US home-building declined in December on a slowdown in the construction of single-family housing units following 2 months of strong gainers. Housing starts decreased 8.2%to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.192-M units, the Commerce Department said on Thursday. November’s sales pace was revised up to […]

DJIA Up Almost 8,000 pts Since Donald Trump’s Election

DJIA Up Almost 8,000 pts Since Donald Trump’s Election

DJIA Up Almost 8,000 pts Since Donald Trump’s Election $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX DJIA Up almost 8,000 points since Donald Trump’s Election! US Energy Sector a Key Driver for the Economy US stocks spiked Wednesday and the DJIA closed above 26,000 for the 1st time as investors’ expectations for higher earnings lifted stocks across all […]

The Numbers That Support The Trump Stock Rally

The Numbers That Support The Trump Stock Rally

The Numbers That Support The Trump Stock Rally $SPY, $AMZN, $FB, $GOOGL, $MSFT Pundits and talking heads are suggesting worries of a ‘Blow Off” Top to the record-high stock market because equities are overpriced. But a close look finds that the market’s current value is not extreme. After a series of record-breaking closes for US stocks […]

DJIA Marks 26,000, Trump Rally Makes History

DJIA Marks 26,000, Trump Rally Makes History

DJIA Marks 26,000, Trump Rally Makes History $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street’s 3 major market indexes rose sharply Tuesday, with the DJIA hitting the 26,000 mark for the 1st time, as Q-4 earnings season opened in earnest. The DJIA broke above 26,000, the Key resistance, for the 1st time early in the session, paused and […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Again, hitting my targets, no predictions yet, but the sentiment is high and the momentum is Strong in here. DJIA look Very Bullish to me 26,000 in sight, that is the Key resistance. DJIA +228.46 at 25803.19, NAS Comp +49.28 at 7261.06, S&P 500 +18.68 at 2786.24 NAS Comp: +5.2% YTD DJIA: +4.4% […]

President Trump: ‘American Business is Hot Again!’

President Trump: ‘American Business is Hot Again!’

President Trump: ‘American Business is Hot Again!’ $JPM, $FCAU, $SPY, $QQQ, $DIA Optimism Among Small-Business Owners Soars on the Trump Effect Early Saturday, US President Donald Trump lauded the economy in a Tweet that pointed out Friday’s stock market report while announcing that “jobs are coming back to America.” ” Yesterday was a big day […]

Market Outlook: Bullish, Americans are Underinvested

Market Outlook: Bullish, Americans are Underinvested

Market Outlook: Bullish, Americans are Underinvested $SPY Friday, BlackRock’s  (NYSE:BLK) CEO Larry Fink said he is “quite bullish” on stocks because of robust economic global growth. The US economy and the global economies “are strong enough to continue the upward bias on equities,” he said in a TV interview. We are “quite bullish” “We believe […]

The Trump Bull Market Extends, Wall Street at Record Highs

The Trump Bull Market Extends, Wall Street at Record Highs

The Trump Bull Market Extends, Wall Street at Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Buy the dip mentality kicked in Thursday following the 1st dip of the year Wednesday; small caps, transports lead Bull Charge The Wall Street Bulls drove stocks to new highs Thursday as rising Crude Oil prices lifted energy stocks and upbeat […]

Gold Beat ‘The Street” Since the Fed Raised Rates

Gold Beat ‘The Street” Since the Fed Raised Rates

Gold Beat ‘The Street” Since the Fed Raised Rates $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $GLD, $VXX, $USD Gold’s outperformed most major assets since the Fed last month raised interest rates last month, it even is beating Bitcoin. Since the December Fed rate hike, Gold is beating stocks, the USD and Bitcoin, Unless USD weakness reverses, Gold should […]

Trump Rally Extends, Wall Street Marks New Record Highs

Trump Rally Extends, Wall Street Marks New Record Highs

Trump Rally Extends, Wall Street Marks New Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX  The Trump Rally extends into the New Year for a 6th straight session Economically, if there ever was an “insane” President it was Barack Hussein Obama, HeffX-LTN Industry Watch List Strong: Financials, Healthcare, Industrials Weak: Energy, Technology, Consumer Staples, Utilities, Telecom Services, Real Estate […]

The US Stock Market is ‘Melting Up’

The US Stock Market is ‘Melting Up’

The US Stock Market is ‘Melting Up’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ US stocks rose for a 5th day running, with technology shares bolstering major indexes, as the market’s investors continue to price in the impact of tax cuts before corporate earnings season begins later this week. The S&P 500 Index rose 0.2% to a record 2,747.43 as of […]

President Trump is ‘Crazy Like a Fox’, Investors Not Afraid

President Trump is ‘Crazy Like a Fox’, Investors Not Afraid

President Trump is ‘Crazy Like a Fox’, Investors Not Afraid $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks rose for a 5th day running, with technology shares bolstering major indexes, as investors continue to price in the impact of tax cuts before corporate earnings season begins later this week. The S&P 500 Index rose 0.2% to a […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Again, hitting my targets, but no predictions yet. Friday’s finish: DJIA +220.74 at 25295.87, NAS Comp  +58.64 at 7136.56, S&P 500 +19.16 at 2743.15 NAS Comp: +3.4% YTD S&P 500: +2.6% YTD DJIA: +2.3% YTD Russell 2000: +1.6% YTD The Big Q: Will the managed money keep coming in? The Big A: It […]

The Trump Rally Extends, Stocks Marked Record Highs Each Day This Week

The Trump Rally Extends, Stocks Marked Record Highs Each Day This Week

The Trump Rally Extends, Stocks Marked Record Highs Each Day This Week $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks extend New Year rally for 4th session running. Friday, President Donald Trump pointed out that the DJIA has risen to all-time record highs on his “Make America Great Again” agenda. At the close Friday, the DJIA rose to  , […]

Fake Trump Dossier Author Referred for Criminal Prosecution in US

Fake Trump Dossier Author Referred for Criminal Prosecution in US

Fake Trump Dossier Author Referred for Criminal Prosecution in US Republican Senators Chuck Grassley and Lindsey Graham have made the 1st criminal referral to the Justice Department in the congressional probes into Russian interference. The referral: British spy, Christopher Steele, author of the fake dossier on President Donald Trump. The charge: Lying to federal authorities […]

The Trump Bull Market Charges Into 2018, DJIA Breaks 25,000

The Trump Bull Market Charges Into 2018, DJIA Breaks 25,000

The Trump Bull Market Charges Into 2018, DJIA Breaks 25,000 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The macro indicators are telling investors that world economies are doing really well under President Trump’s MAGA policies. Thursday, the DJIA broke above the 25,000 for the 1st time, and other major US indexes posted new records, driven by strong US […]

US Stocks Post Record Highs, as Trump Rally Extends

US Stocks Post Record Highs, as Trump Rally Extends

US Stocks Post Record Highs, as Trump Rally Extends $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX  All 4 major US stock market indices finished at new all-time highs The S&P 500 Index surged past the 2,700-mark Wednesday and other major indexes hit record intra-day highs as technology stocks climbed on indications of strong economic growth in the US […]

The Trump Stock Market Rally Defied the Naysayers in 2017

The Trump Stock Market Rally Defied the Naysayers in 2017

The Trump Stock Market Rally Defied the Naysayers in 2017 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Year 2017 was  full of surprises but market reactions defied conventional wisdom, leaving many a prognosticator 180 degrees out of phase.. Take the global economy; it was strong, yet bond yields went nowhere. NKorea threatened nuclear war, and volatility in US […]

Wall Street Sees Continuing Rise in 2018, Healthy 10-15% Correction Expected

Wall Street Sees Continuing Rise in 2018, Healthy 10-15% Correction Expected

Wall Street Sees Continuing Rise in 2018, Healthy 10-15% Correction Expected $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Bull Market is on track to mark its 9th birthday on 9 March 2018, with the S&P 500 climbing 19.4% in Y 2017, its biggest run since 2013. The drop in the corporate tax rate in Y 2018, to […]

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 […]

US Economy Ready for an Investment Boom and Strong Growth

US Economy Ready for an Investment Boom and Strong Growth

US Economy Ready for an Investment Boom and Strong Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX We here at HeffX-LTN are optimistic about America’s economic future now that President Trump and GOP lawmakers have kept their promise of a sweeping tax reform. “I think the economy is on the verge, which you heard me say this, because of the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX What we saw in the US stock market last week was not damaging to the technicals. The DJI and S&P 500 are extended, but the action this week did not suggest they ready to roll over. That may come as the market moves into the New Year, […]

Top-Ranked US Economist Sees Strong Growth in 2018

Top-Ranked US Economist Sees Strong Growth in 2018

 US Economist Sees Strong Growth in 2018 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX A top-ranked US economist last year predicted that real US economic growth would reach 3% in Y 2017. “With a tax cut package finally passed by Congress, growth is likely to remain robust as we head into 2018,” Steven Stanley said. “The economy’s 2% […]

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Will Lead to ‘Higher Standard of Living’

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Will Lead to ‘Higher Standard of Living’

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Will Lead to ‘Higher Standard of Living’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, Steve Forbes predicted that the GOP tax-reform legislation will spark investment that ultimately lead to “a higher standard of living” for all Americans. “We’ve had, as you know, sub-par investment for a decade,” the Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media […]

President Trump’s Tax Reform to Drive Stock Market Higher

President Trump’s Tax Reform to Drive Stock Market Higher

President Trump’s Tax Reform to Drive Stock Market Higher $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX  The biggest reform of the US tax system in more than 30 years won final approval by lawmakers Wednesday, we expect it to drive a continuing rally in technology issues that has driven Wall Street to record highs this year. The Trump […]

US Growth is Expected to Stay Above the Forecast Rate

US Growth is Expected to Stay Above the Forecast Rate

US Growth is Expected to Stay Above the Forecast Rate $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Econ 101: no inflation no growth. Investors have been underestimating the importance of US economic growth for Fed policy, and giving too much relative emphasis to inflation and wage data that have tended to disappoint expectations, If it starts looking more […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX As expected the Fed hiked interest rates as expected. Much more data to come this week, including: Housing starts, Existing Home Sales, GDP third, Philly Fed, Leading indicators, Personal income and spending, Durable Goods Orders, New Homes, Michigan Sentiment. Overall, the US economic data is […]

President Trump Predicts ‘Monumental’ Tax Bill Will Pass

President Trump Predicts ‘Monumental’ Tax Bill Will Pass

President Trump Predicts ‘Monumental’ Tax Bill Will Pass $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Stocks Hit New Records As Tax Reform Looks Likely Friday, President Donald Trump says he has seen the latest version of the $1.5-T tax overhaul package moving through Congress and he predicts it will do “very, very well.” The President told reporters […]

Hussein Obama-era ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules Shredded

Hussein Obama-era ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules Shredded

Hussein Obama-era ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules Shredded $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to undo sweeping Hussein Obama-era “net neutrality” rules that guaranteed equal access to internet, shredding further his anti-business legacy The agency’s Democratic commissioners dissented in the 3-2 vote Thursday. The FCC’s new rules could usher in big changes […]

US Stocks at Record Highs as Fed Hikes Rates

US Stocks at Record Highs as Fed Hikes Rates

US Stocks at Record Highs as Fed Hikes Rates $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Trump Rally Extends The Fed followed through on an expected interest-rate increase and raised their forecast for economic growth in Y 2018. “Averaging through hurricane-related fluctuations, job gains have been solid, and the unemployment rate declined further,” the Federal Open Market […]

S&P 500, DJIA at Record Marks, as Bank Stocks Gain

S&P 500, DJIA at Record Marks, as Bank Stocks Gain

S&P 500, DJIA at Record Marks, as Bank Stocks Gain $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Tuesday, the S&P 500 and the DJIA marketrecord levels in early afternoon trading as Boeing (NYSE:BA)rose and bank stocks gained ahead of a near certain move by the Fed to raise interest rate. Losses in technology heavyweights, including Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), and […]

Americans’ Economic Confidence Is Strong

Americans’ Economic Confidence Is Strong

Americans’ Economic Confidence Is Strong $DIA, $SPY, $BA Americans’ confidence in the economy remains strong heading into the final weeks of the Christmas Holiday shopping season. Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index registered +7 last week, similar to the prior week’s score of +9 and close to this year’s average of +6. Americans’ low expectations for how the […]

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Promote Growth, Reduce Deficit

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Promote Growth, Reduce Deficit

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Promote Growth, Reduce Deficit $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Market Notes Stocks rose to new all-time highs with technology and energy shares pacing the advance as The Trump Rally extends The CBOE launched Bitcoin (BTCUSD)futures trading Sunday evening. The 1-month futures contract was trading at around $18,600 at the stock market’s closing bell. […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The rising stock prices and steady increases in home values powered American household wealth to $96.9-T this Fall, the Fed said last Thursday. US wealth has made a remarkable comeback since the Great Recession, when it dove more than $10-T to $56.2-T, not adjusted for […]

Rising Stocks, Home Values Driving American Household Wealth

Rising Stocks, Home Values Driving American Household Wealth

Rising Stocks, Home Values Driving American Household Wealth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Rising stock prices and steady increases in home values powered American household wealth to $96.9-T, the Fed said Thursday. US wealth has made a remarkable comeback since the Great Recession, when it dove more than $10-T to $56.2-T.   The Fed’s latest figures […]

All Savvy Market Investors Are Prepared for a 10% Correction

All Savvy Market Investors Are Prepared for a 10% Correction

All Savvy Market Investors Are Prepared for a 10% Correction $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX All savvy investors know that it is just a matter of time before this Bull market leg hit end and the market will have a healthy 9-11% correction. A 10% correction could come at any time, and particularly when the market […]

US Wage Gains Stalled Despite Robust Jobs Market, Strong Economy

US Wage Gains Stalled Despite Robust Jobs Market, Strong Economy

US Wage Gains Stalled Despite Robust Jobs Market, Strong Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US Jobs Market is “Red Hot” The ADP estimate of November private sector job gains was solid. The increases were across the board as most industries and all sizes of businesses added workers solidly.  The 40,000 increase in manufacturing payrolls […]

President Trump’s Tax Reform ‘Is a Game-Changer, a Whopper’

President Trump’s Tax Reform ‘Is a Game-Changer, a Whopper’

President Trump’s Tax Reform ‘Is a Game-Changer, a Whopper’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Tuesday,  Steve Schwarzman, the Chairman and CEO of Blackstone, said President Donald Trump’s tax-reform quest is a “game changer.” The former adviser to President that the tax bill was “actually a game changer because there has been enormous frustration in terms of […]

DJIA Post Another Record, Investors See Tax Cuts Ahead

DJIA Post Another Record, Investors See Tax Cuts Ahead

DJIA Post Another Record, Investors See Tax Cuts Ahead $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The DJIA marked aother record high Monday, with banks and retailers surging and tech falling as investors realigned their portfolios in hopes of benefiting from expected corporate tax cuts. The S&P 500 ended with a small loss after hitting an intra-day all-time […]

Equity Investors in ‘Risk On’ Mode for Fear of Missing Out

Equity Investors in ‘Risk On’ Mode for Fear of Missing Out

Equity Investors in ‘Risk On’ Mode for Fear of Missing Out $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street’s fear of missing out on this extending Trump Rally is “trumping” all if any political risk in Washington, DC. The countdown on the GOP’s efforts to cut corporate taxes has virtually ended, its a deal, now the risk […]

Wall Street Held Weekly Gains on a Volatile Trading Day,Traders Bought the Dip 

Wall Street Held Weekly Gains on a Volatile Trading Day,Traders Bought the Dip 

Wall Street Held Weekly Gains on a Volatile Trading Day, Traders Bought the Dip $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks fell Friday after a report the  former US national security adviser Michael Flynn was prepared to tell investigators that before taking office President Donald Trump had directed him to make contact with Russians. Does not […]

President Trump’s Policies Have Investors In a Happy Frame

President Trump’s Policies Have Investors In a Happy Frame

President Trump’s Policies Have Investors In a Happy Frame $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Iconic investor, Carl Icahn said the market’s rise to record highs shows signs of euphoria, when investors think they can do no wrong and they have been right since 8 November 2016 when Donald J. Trump was elected President. “I really think […]

Economy Steams Ahead Under President Trump’s Deregulation Policy

Economy Steams Ahead Under President Trump’s Deregulation Policy

Economy Steams Ahead Under President Trump’s Deregulation Policy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen, in her final testimony to Congress as head of the central bank, described a steadily brightening picture for the US economy while downplaying the risks of financial instability. “The economic expansion is increasingly broad based across sectors as well […]

Stocks Run to Fresh Record Highs on Powell’s Comments

Stocks Run to Fresh Record Highs on Powell’s Comments

Stocks Run to Fresh Record Highs on Powell’s Comments $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street indexes moved to fresh records  Tuesday after Fed Chairman nominee Jerome Powell’s comments on interest rate hikes and deregulation fired inspired investors. JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM), and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) up about 2%, setting up the S&P financial index for its […]

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Strategy: In an uptrend, when markets fall, buy. 2 weeks ago stocks encountered headwinds and a wide range of risk assets came under pressure in the week ended 18 November, and some market observers again declared the end of what […]

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 […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street analysts are predicting another up year for the S&P 500 Index (SPY) It is worth taking notice what would be accomplished if that prediction happens. At 2,800, the average estimate of 9 strategists tracked points not only to another year of all-time highs, […]

We Are Seeing Wall Street Rally Under President Trump

We Are Seeing Wall Street Rally Under President Trump

We Are Seeing Wall Street Rally Under President Trump $SPY Wall Street analysts are predicting another up year for the S&P 500 Index (SPY) It is worth taking notice what would be accomplished if that prediction happens. At 2,800, the average estimate of 9 strategists tracked points not only to another year of all-time highs, […]

US Stock Indexes Post Record Highs, Tech and Energy Outperform

US Stock Indexes Post Record Highs, Tech and Energy Outperform

US Stock Indexes Post Record Highs, Tech and Energy Outperform $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX On this sleepy Friday The Trump Rally extended, as stocks set more records in post-Holiday trading as technology companies outperformed, and Energy companies rose with the price of Crude Oil. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 5.34 points, or 0.2%, to […]

Many American’s Will Shop at Real Stores this Holiday Season

Many American’s Will Shop at Real Stores this Holiday Season

Many American’s Will Shop at Real Stores this Holiday Season $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX A recent Gallup survey shows that while a majority of Americans will shop online for holiday gifts, traditional brick-and-mortar stores are not dead. 65% of US adults say they are likely to shop online for Christmas gifts this year, up 12% […]

Stocks World Wide at Record Highs

Stocks World Wide at Record Highs

Stocks World Wide at Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX. $DAX The Trump Bull Market Rally is Up and Running Major world stock markets rallied and government bond yields fell Tuesday as strong corporate profits, steady global growth and low inflation provide few alternatives for investors outside of stocks. Equity markets from Asia to Europe […]

US Leading Indicators Signal Solid Growth

US Leading Indicators Signal Solid Growth

US Leading Indicators Signal Solid Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US economic leading indicators rose by 1.2% in October, 2X as much as the 0.6% increase expected by economists polled. The index is a closely followed indicator on economic health. The index “suggests that solid growth in the US economy will continue through the holiday […]

US Businesses Thriving Despite the Noisy Political News

US Businesses Thriving Despite the Noisy Political News

US Businesses Thriving Despite the Noisy Political News $SPY Washington’s politicians like to take credit for creating jobs. Washington’s macroeconomic policymakers like to claim that their policies have moderated the business cycle. Notably the US economy performs despite Washington actions. In the US economy, competitive and entrepreneurial, profitable businesses create jobs. Profitable businesses have the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Earnings season is finishing up, and the indices performed well through out the season, keeping the October/November move alive. Options Expiration saw some adjustments, just as a consolidation in NAS Comp and some big names broke higher, but then saw some selling on expiry. How those issues work […]

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Fact: Lower corporate tax rates will lead to more investment projects and thus more aggregate economic activity. When companies, big and small, have more “free cash” at hand, they tend to invest more, and this effect is distinct from any effect of […]

Homeownership Does Not Build Wealth Like Other Investments

Homeownership Does Not Build Wealth Like Other Investments

Homeownership Does Not Build Wealth Like Other Investments $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX A home is a place to live, raise ad family and thrive, if it goes up in value it is a lucky extra Homeownership is necessarily better than paying rent, according to a study Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University and the University […]

House of Representatives Pass ‘Sweeping’ Tax Reform Bill

House of Representatives Pass ‘Sweeping’ Tax Reform Bill

House of Representatives Pass ‘Sweeping’ Tax Reform Bill Bulls Take Control of Financial Markets $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The House of Representatives approved a package of tax cuts affecting businesses, individuals and families Thursday, moving Republicans and President Donald Trump an important step closer to the biggest tax code overhaul in a generation. The largely […]

Inflation is Back, Meaning Growth is Back

Inflation is Back, Meaning Growth is Back

Inflation is Back, Meaning Growth is Back $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Underlying US consumer prices increased in October on the back of a pickup in rents and healthcare costs, bolstering the view that a recent dis-inflationary trend worrying the Fed probably had ended. The rise in the consumer price index, excluding the volatile food and […]

America’s Small-Business Optimism Running Very High

America’s Small-Business Optimism Running Very High

America’s Small-Business Optimism Still Very High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX More small-business owners last month said they expect higher sales and think that now is a good time to expand, according to the October NFIB Index of Small Business Optimism, released Tuesday. “Owners became much more positive about the economic environment last month, which suggests […]

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) a $1-T Company Within Year

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) a $1-T Company Within Year

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) a $1-T Company Within Year $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $AMZN Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) says it believes online giant  Amazon.com Inc. may reach a 2,000/share price in the next 12 months. “Amazon’s high margin aka revenue disclosure speaks to the $1-T (2,000/share) sum of parts Bull case.” Morgan Stanley reiterated its overweight rating for […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX There is a lot of US economic data this week to digest. Including but not limited to: PPI, CPI, New York and Philly PMI, Retail sales for October, Inventories, Capacity and Utilization. Last week the big names that just broke out of bases tested their […]

US Consumer Sentiment Falls on Inflation, Rate-Hike Fears

US Consumer Sentiment Falls on Inflation, Rate-Hike Fears

US Consumer Sentiment Falls on Inflation, Rate-Hike Fears $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Consumers remain optimistic about employment and the economy. US consumer sentiment in fell on expectations that inflation and interest rates will rise, according to a University of Michigan report Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment Indicator (November, preliminary) Sentiment index dropped to 97.8 (est. 100.8) […]

Continuing US Jobless Claims Rose Ahead of Estimates

Continuing US Jobless Claims Rose Ahead of Estimates

Continuing US Jobless Claims Rose Ahead of Estimates $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than estimated last week, suggesting that hurricane related claims processing has begun to improve. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 239,000 for the week ended 4 November, […]

The Trump Rally: DJIA Up 29%, as Banks, Tech Shares Soar

The Trump Rally: DJIA Up 29%, as Banks, Tech Shares Soar

The Trump Rally: DJIA Up 29%, as Banks, Tech Shares Soar $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Just 1 year ago, when it was not clear that Republican Donald Trump had upset and defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton to the US Presidency, futures in the DJIA dove nearly 900 points. However, at the close of trading of that […]

1 Year Into Trump Presidency, Investment Funds Show Strong Growth

1 Year Into Trump Presidency, Investment Funds Show Strong Growth

1 Year Into Trump Presidency, Investment Funds Show Strong Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Assets managed by US-based funds have grown substantially, led by equity funds, since Donald Trump won the US Presidency 1 year ago. Though financial markets have been broadly skeptical about the ability of The Trump Presidency to pass significant political reforms […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX This is a big week for earnings, and last week earnings certainly aided the market action, as a lot of  stocks that were set to move make their breaks North There were some big names in chips, software, even drugs were positive, so let positions run, pick […]

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $AAPL Friday, the US major stock market indexes finished the longest string of weekly gainers since Y 2013 as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) results and strong services sector data added to the continuing and growing optimism in the economy. US Dollar (.DXY) index rose, […]

The Trump Effect: Americans Positive About US Economy

The Trump Effect: Americans Positive About US Economy

The Trump Effect: Americans Positive About US Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US companies added the most workers in 7 months in October as hiring rebounded from a drop in September coming from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. The ADP National Employment Report said private employers hired […]

US Consumer Confidence at 17 Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence at 17 Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence at 17 Year Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer confidence rose more than expected in October to the highest mark since Y 2000, as Americans grew more confident about the economy and job market, according to figures Tuesday from the New York-based Conference Board. Highlights of Consumer Confidence (October) Confidence index rose to […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street + DC Monday

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street + DC Monday

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street + DC Monday $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Big Deal…there was no market reaction to the Mueller story leaked to CNN Friday. Maybe Robert Mueller will be indicted, he was not. Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were, they surrendered voluntarily, were processed, arraigned, surrendered their passports, posted bonds, and when […]

Banks, Cash Will Be Replaced by Computers & SmartPhones

Banks, Cash Will Be Replaced by Computers & SmartPhones

Banks, Cash Will Be Replaced by Computers & SmartPhones $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Jim Rogers predicts that banks must invest in the financial technology, or “fintech,” or become outdated and replaced. “My children will never walk into a bank when they become adults as by then all the banks along the streets will be replaced […]

Morningstar’s Fund Ratings are a Failure at Predicting Winners

Morningstar’s Fund Ratings are a Failure at Predicting Winners

Morningstar’s Fund Ratings are a Failure at Predicting Winners $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Those 5 Star ratings are meaningless predictors of future performance. Heffernan Capital Management does not buy or rely on any data published by Morningstar Morningstar Inc. a US publisher of mutual fund ratings that investors use to decide which investments to make, does […]

The Trump Rally Extends Marking Another Record Close

The Trump Rally Extends Marking Another Record Close

The Trump Rally Extends Marking Another Record Close $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX  Investors bought the Dip DJIA outperforms Super earnings reports from Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and 3M (NYSE:MMM) The market’s rally to record highs since last year’s US Presidential election has the feeling of being risk-free, as the S&P 500 established a record of 243 trading […]

US Stock Indexes “Pause to Refresh” After Record Runs

US Stock Indexes “Pause to Refresh” After Record Runs

US Stock Indexes “Pause to Refresh” After Record Runs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks paused to refresh Monday as each of the major Wall Street indexes retreated from record highs  General Electric (NYSE:GE) down 6.3%, saw its biggest 1-day percentage decliner in more than 6 years after a host of brokerages cut their price […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Earnings and Data the focus on Wall Street this week. On the Data Front: Durable goods, New home sales, GDP, Michigan Sentiment Indicator (MSI) final October. On the Earnings Front: So far the responses were tepid but have not hurt the market. The financial held and are […]

Media Ignores 6th Weekly Gainer as US Stock Market Post Record Highs

Media Ignores 6th Weekly Gainer as US Stock Market Post Record Highs

Media Ignores 6th Weekly Gainer as US Stock Market Post Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Trump Rally Extends Tax Reform ahead Unemployment at lows not seen since 1973 The US stock market hit another all-time high on Friday, but the “fake media” did not spend much time covering that, President Donald Trump Tweeted […]

Financials, Tech Led US Market to Record Highs, Again

Financials, Tech Led US Market to Record Highs, Again

Financials, Tech Led US Market to Record Highs, Again $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Senate takes another step toward tax reform by passing budget blueprint Top-weighted financials and technology sectors show relative strength Technology and Financial stocks lifted Wall Street Friday, as investor optimism received a fresh boost from Washington, where The Trump Administration stepped closer […]

President Trump’s Tax Reform Imminent, as Senate Passes Budget

President Trump’s Tax Reform Imminent, as Senate Passes Budget

President Trump’s Tax Reform Imminent, as Senate Passes Budget $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Late Thursday, Senate Republicans pushed a $4-T budget through in a major step forward for President Trump’s promise of massive tax cuts and reform. The 51-49 vote set the stage for debate later this year to dramatically overhaul the US tax code for […]

US Stocks Hold Record Gains, as USD Declines 

US Stocks Hold Record Gains, as USD Declines 

US Stocks Hold Record Gains, as USD Declines $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, US stocks posted another gainer to finish at a fresh all-time high as gains in defensive shares offset declines sparked by Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL). US Treasuries were flat, the USD fell on speculation the Fed will maintain its gradual approach to rate […]

The Trump Rally Drives DJIA to Record 23,157.60

The Trump Rally Drives DJIA to Record 23,157.60

The Trump Rally Drives DJIA to Record 23,157.60 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The DJIA marked 23,002 Tuesday intra-day, but closed just below the ’round’ mark. This latest 1,000-point increase was covered in half the time it took the index to move from 21,000 to 22,000. Wednesday, the US major stock market indexes finished at: DJIA +160.16 at 23157.60, […]

DJIA Marks 23,000 Intra-day as The Trump Rally Extends

DJIA Marks 23,000 Intra-day as The Trump Rally Extends

DJIA Marks 23,000 Intra-day as The Trump Rally Extends $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) broke above the 23,000 mark intra-day for the 1st time Tuesday, driven by strong earnings from UnitedHealth (NYSE:UHC) and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), finishing the session just below that milestone mark. The index, which surpassed similar […]

US Economy Shifting into High Gear, as Obama Era Reg’s are Shredded

US Economy Shifting into High Gear, as Obama Era Reg’s are Shredded

US Economy Shifting into High Gear, as Obama Era Reg’s are Shredded $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Financials dominated the earnings front Friday after kicking off Q-3 earnings season Thursday The US stock market moved higher on the week, marking new record highs again. The DJIA led the advance, adding 0.4%, as both the NAS Comp and […]

US Stock Market Marks Another Record High

US Stock Market Marks Another Record High

US Stock Market Marks Another Record High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks Hit Record Highs Ahead of Earnings Season, as The Trump Rally Extends Wednesday, US President Donald Trump Tweets brought attention to “unprecedented growth” in the stock market and other Key economic markers.  Follow Donald J. Trump  ✔@realDonaldTrump Stock Market has increased by 5.2 […]

“If Hillary Would Have Won, Markets Would Have Gone Down”

“If Hillary Would Have Won, Markets Would Have Gone Down”

“If Hillary Would Have Won, Markets Would Have Gone Down” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX DJIA finishes at a fresh record high, as The Trump Rally extends. US President Donald Trump takes a well-deserved victory lap as the stock market has soared since his election victory over Hillary Clinton, as our stock market is at all-time highs […]

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 […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The econ data feed this week includes: PPI, CPI, Retail Sales, Michigan Sentiment (MSI) October preliminary. San Francisco is finding out that the higher minimum wage and the high cost of Barack Obamacare aka ACA compliance with restaurants is causing some of the middle market favorites to […]

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