China-US Relations Must Stand on Mutual Trust and Respect

China-US Relations Must Stand on Mutual Trust and Respect






China-US Relations Must Stand on Mutual Trust and Respect With Donald Trump ready to take over as US President, many are having worries about the future of China-US relations as a result of Mr. Trumps’s rhetoric on China during his Presidential campaign. Donald Trump promised to carry forward the US-China relationship in a telephone conversation […]






Senior US Senators Want to Amend Saudi 9/11 Law

Senior US Senators Want to Amend Saudi 9/11 Law






Senior US Senators Want to Amend Saudi 9/11 Law Under the amendment, a government could be sued only if it “knowingly” engages with a terrorist entity 2 Senior Republican US Senators said this week they want to amend a law allowing lawsuits against Saudi Arabia over the September 11 attacks to narrow the scope of […]






“Trump Effect” Hammering US Treasury Market

“Trump Effect” Hammering US Treasury Market






“Trump Effect” Hammering US Treasury Market US Treasury’s are having their worst month since Y 2009 after investors pulled money from the US bond market on speculation Donald Trump’s victory in the Presidential election will pave the way for increased fiscal stimulus. An index that tracks the Treasuries market has lost 2.5% this month through […]






Mining Has Been Banned Near Yellowstone National Park

Mining Has Been Banned Near Yellowstone National Park






Mining Has Been Banned Near Yellowstone National Park The US government has banned new mining claims close to Yellowstone National Park as the Obama Administration steps up efforts to keep the extractive industry out of environmentally sensitive areas before President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January. Temporary ban affects new claims on a 30,000-acres area north of […]






Lamborghini Introduces its New Huracán Spyder

Lamborghini Introduces its New Huracán Spyder






Lamborghini Introduces its New Huracán Spyder $VLKAY Last week at a private home in Pacific Palisades (Los Angeles, California), Lamborghini, a unit of Volkswagen AG (OTCMKT:VLKAY) introduced the Huracán (RWD) Drive Spyder, priced at $219,780. The Italian automaker did not present at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show The 580hp V10 soft-top comes 1 year after […]






Trump and Putin Speak, Will Work to Improve Bi-Lateral Ties

Trump and Putin Speak, Will Work to Improve Bi-Lateral Ties






Trump and Putin Speak, Will Work to Improve Bi-Lateral Ties US President Elect Donald Trump and Russia’ President  Vladimir Putin spoke over the phone Monday to discuss future efforts to improve the US-Russian ties, the Kremlin and Trump’s office said. “President Elect Trump noted to President Putin that he is very much looking forward to […]






Americans Are Renouncing Citizenship Over FATCA Tax Law, Not Donald Trump

Americans Are Renouncing Citizenship Over FATCA Tax Law, Not Donald Trump






Americans Are Renouncing Citizenship Over FATCA Tax Law, Not Donald Trump The number of individuals who renounced their US citizenship for Q-3 of Y 2016 was the 2nd-highest in history at 1,380, US Treasury Department reported. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which enacted in Y 2010, and took years to implement, is “having […]






Protect Yourself from Mosquito Born Zika Virus the Natural Way

Protect Yourself from Mosquito Born Zika Virus the Natural Way






Protect Yourself from Mosquito Born Zika Virus the Natural Way Thursday, the US Congress authorized $1.1-B to fight Zika, with the virus threatening the US. Nevertheless, pregnant women still face the choice to cover themselves with chemically-laden bug repellent or risk catching the virus, which can cause microcephaly and other heartbreaking brain defects in newborns. […]






IMF Calls National Trade Barriers ‘Economic Malpractice’

IMF Calls National Trade Barriers ‘Economic Malpractice’






IMF Calls National Trade Barriers ‘Economic Malpractice’ Wednesday, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde said the institution would lower its Y 2016 US growth forecast again and called policies that restrict trade “economic malpractice” that would inhibit growth. Ms. Lagarde, in prepared remarks at Northwestern University ahead of next week’s IMF and World […]






The US Economy is Not Recovering

The US Economy is Not Recovering






The US Economy is Not Recovering Despite US media’s trumpeting the Obama Admin’s numbers lauding the so-called “recovering” US economy, a new Gallup report said that is not true. There is a Big Problem: The deaths of small businesses under the Obama Administration outnumbered their births. That is because there has been much long-term degradation […]






This Week’s US Economic Calendar: Expected, Revised & Prior

This Week’s US Economic Calendar: Expected, Revised & Prior






This Week’s US Economic Calendar: Expected, Revised & Prior 26 September, Monday New Home Sales, August (10:00a EDT): 585-K expected, 654-K prior 27 September, Tuesday Case-Shiller 20-City, July (9:00a EDT): 5.1% expected, 5.1% prior Consumer Confidence, September (10:00a EDT): 98.0 expected, 101.1 prior (revised from 99.8) 28 September Wednesday MBA Mortgage Index, 09/24 (7:00a EDT): […]






Donald Trump, “US Military Assistance to Israel is an Excellent Investment”

Donald Trump, “US Military Assistance to Israel is an Excellent Investment”






Donald Trump, “US Military Assistance to Israel is an Excellent Investment” Donald Trump met with Israel’s PM Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu privately at the GOP nominee’s Trump Tower Sunday, vowing to “finally accept the longstanding congressional mandate to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel.” In a statement from the Trump Campaign, […]






Gold, the #1 Explored Natural Resource in 2015

Gold, the #1 Explored Natural Resource in 2015






Gold, the #1 Explored Natural Resource in 2015 $GLD, $SLV, $ABX, $GG.V The Africa region had the highest in situ value for reported reserves and resources at primary Gold projects, with values totaling $1.48-T. A recent report shows that despite the Y-Y decline in the global exploration budget in Y 2015, Gold’s $3.94-B allocation made […]






Suspicious Devices Found at Train Station in New Jersey

Suspicious Devices Found at Train Station in New Jersey






Suspicious Devices Found at Train Station in New Jersey US authorities in New Jersey are investigated a suspicious package, found early Monday at a train station, to determine if it is a live bomb. Christian Bollwage, Mayor of the city of Elizabeth where the package was found, was quoted as saying that local police received […]






Economy Tops List of US Voters Concerns

Economy Tops List of US Voters Concerns






Economy Tops List of US Voters Concerns With the first US presidential debate looming, the economy leads the long list of top concerns for Americans, a Gallup Poll revealed  Friday. Economy continues to lead the list at 14%, followed by dissatisfaction with government, at 11%, and jobs and unemployment, also at 11%, the 7-11 September […]






Entrepreneurship in America “Died” Under Obama

Entrepreneurship in America “Died” Under Obama






Entrepreneurship in America “Died” Under Obama $BAC The Y 2008 financial crisis buried US entrepreneurship, and it’s having a hard time coming alive again. A US economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch (NYSE:BAC), recently said that the formation of new corporate firms and individual establishments has plunged since the financial crisis and remained low […]






US Manufacturing Output Disapointed in August

US Manufacturing Output Disapointed in August






US Manufacturing Output Disapointed in August $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US factory production fell in August on cutbacks in appliances, home electronics and machinery. This threatens the market’s hopes for a manufacturing rebound after 2 prior months of gainers. The US Fed said Thursday factory production dropped 0.4% in August, after an increase of 0.4% […]






Cuba, US Talking About Future of Bi-lateral Relationship

Cuba, US Talking About Future of Bi-lateral Relationship






Cuba, US Talking About Future of Bi-lateral Relationship Cuba and the United States held talks in Washington their 1st meeting on long-term bi-lateral economic ties despite the US-led financial and commercial embargo, said the island country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “Both delegations discussed commerce and future investments as well as other issues on economic and […]






UC Berkeley #1, According to the 2016 “America’s Best Colleges”

UC Berkeley #1, According to the 2016 “America’s Best Colleges”






UC Berkeley #1, According to the 2016 “America’s Best Colleges” The University of California, Berkeley, has led five other UC campuses among the Top 10 public universities in annual rankings of US schools of higher learning. While UC Berkeley has kept its ranking as the #1, according to the Y 2016 “America’s Best Colleges” list […]






The US Has “Tremendous Power”over China

The US Has “Tremendous Power”over China






The US Has “Tremendous Power”over China Donald Trump says the United States has “tremendous power” over China because the world’s 2nd-largest economy depends on American prosperity and because of Beijing’s ownership of a staggering amount of US debt. “They suck the blood out of us and we owe them money,” Donald Trump said Monday. “We […]






Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical to Develop a Vaccine for Zika Virus

Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical to Develop a Vaccine for Zika Virus






Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical to Develop a Vaccine for Zika Virus $TKPYY Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. won US government funding to develop a vaccine for the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne pathogen that’s spreading rapidly through the Americas. The Osaka, Japan-based company was awarded a contract for as much as $312-M from the US Health and Human Services […]






US Real Estate: Best and Worst Areas

US Real Estate: Best and Worst Areas






Portland, Ore., Phoenix, Atlanta, Las Vegas and Minneapolis/St. Paul are the best metropolitan areas for homeowners, according to a new Bankrate.com report. Click here for the full list: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/real-estate/best-worst-places-for-homeowners.aspx Portland tops the list thanks to inexpensive homeowners’ insurance, few foreclosures and low energy costs. Strong home-price appreciation over the past five years is a common […]






US and Russian Astronomers Listening for “ET” Radio Signals

US and Russian Astronomers Listening for “ET” Radio Signals






US and Russian Astronomers Listening for “ET” Radio Signals A curious radio signal picked up by a Russian telescope is probably not a transmission from an extraterrestrial civilization, but astronomers in California are taking a 2nd look anyway, the SETI Institute said Tuesday. A group of Russian astronomers last year detected what appeared to be […]






US, EU Free Trade (TTIP) Talks Have Failed

US, EU Free Trade (TTIP) Talks Have Failed






US, EU Free Trade  (TTIP) Talks Have Failed Germany’s Economic Minister says free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed. Negotiations on the so-called Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, have made little progress in recent years. Sigmar Gabriel, who is also Germany’s Vice Chancellor, said Sunday that “in […]






The US Government’s Economic Growth Numbers are Wrong

The US Government’s Economic Growth Numbers are Wrong






The US Government’s Economic Growth Numbers are Wrong Harvard Economist Martin Feldstein warned Friday that the US government’s measure of economic growth is always wrong, regardless of the official number. The US economy grew less than previously reported last Quarter on lower government outlays and a bigger depletion of inventories, capping a sluggish 1-H performance […]






NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World

NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World






NYC, Commercial Real Estate Capital of the World $JLL New York has knocked off London as the world’s premier city for FDI (foreign investment) in commercial real estate due to fears the vote to leave the EU aka Brexit, will diminish the British capital’s appeal as a global financial center. Data on cross-border property transactions […]






US Transfers 15 Guantanamo Bay Prisoners to the UAE

US Transfers 15 Guantanamo Bay Prisoners to the UAE






US Transfers 15 Guantanamo Bay Prisoners to the UAE The move marks the largest single transfer of Guantanamo detainees under the Obama Administration The United States has transferred 15 inmates from the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba to the UAE, officials revealed Monday. The move marks the largest single transfer of Guantanamo detainees during President […]






US Corporate Profits Fall, US Government Deficit Rises

US Corporate Profits Fall, US Government Deficit Rises






US Corporate Profits Fall, US Government Deficit Rises $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The federal government last month recorded the biggest monthly budget deficit since February, and the deficit so far this budget year is running 10% higher than a year ago. The US Treasury Department said Wednesday that the deficit came in at $112.8-B in July, […]






Iran Executed Nuclear Scientist that Collaborated with US

Iran Executed Nuclear Scientist that Collaborated with US






Iran Executed Nuclear Scientist that Collaborated with US Iran’s official news agency, IRNA confirmed that Iran has executed by hanging a nuclear scientist who gave the US intelligence about the country’s contested nuclear program. The Sunday report quotes a spokesman for the Iranian judiciary, Gholamhosein Mohseni Ejehi, as confirming the execution of Shahram Amiri. He […]






Melania Trump Obtained a Proper Work Visa Modeling in the US

Melania Trump Obtained a Proper Work Visa Modeling in the US






Melania Trump Obtained a Proper Work Visa Modeling in the US Melania Trump’s former modeling agent said Thursday that she obtained a work Visa before she modeled professionally in the United States in the mid-1990’s. His comments came in response to the media’s questions about possible violations of US immigration rules. In an interview, Mrs. […]






British Pound (£) ⇨ US Dollar ($)(GBPUSD) HEFFX Update

British Pound (£) ⇨ US Dollar ($)(GBPUSD) HEFFX Update






British Pound (£) ⇨ US Dollar ($)(GBPUSD) HEFFX Update HEFFX Notes Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. Short term: Prices are stalling. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. The projected upper bound is: 1.40. The projected lower bound is: 1.27. The projected closing price is: 1.33. FOREX GBP= closed down -0.000 at 1.335. Volume was […]






Mutts Vs Pure Bred Dogs

Mutts Vs Pure Bred Dogs






Mutts Vs Pure Bred Dogs The Big Q: Are Mutts healthier than Purebred Dogs? The Big A: Many people believe that Mutts aka mixed breeds are healthier than purebreds. One of the reasons for this notion is that when 2 or more breeds are blended together, there is less risk a dog will inherit breed-specific […]






US Economic Weakness Demand Careful Monitoring

US Economic Weakness Demand Careful Monitoring






US Economic Weakness Demand Careful Monitoring $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US import prices rose less than expected in June as rising costs for petroleum products were offset by declining consumer and capital goods prices, indicating inflation remains benign in here. The marginal increase reported by the US Labor Department Wednesday reflects the effects of the […]






Donald Trump is Considering Lt.Gen. Michael Flynn as VP Running Mate

Donald Trump is Considering Lt.Gen. Michael Flynn as VP Running Mate






Donald Trump is Considering Lt.Gen. Michael Flynn as VP Running Mate Donald Trump is giving consideration to Lieutenant General Michael Flynn (Ret.) US Army, as a potential VP running mate For weeks Donald Trump has conducted a high-profile canvassing of Republican political stalwarts as part of his running mate search, but he has also made […]






In Digital Readiness Singapore Ranks #1, US #5, UAE 26th

In Digital Readiness Singapore Ranks #1, US #5, UAE 26th






In Digital Readiness Singapore Ranks #1, US #5, UAE 26th A nation’s ability to take advantage of information and communications technology in order to increase its competitiveness and well-being depends on its readiness quickly to implement and adopt new technologies as they emerge. The World Economic Forum identifies this ability as network readiness, and in […]






Donald Trump, “The United States Must Get Tougher with ISIS Terrorists”

Donald Trump, “The United States Must Get Tougher with ISIS Terrorists”






Donald Trump, “The United States Must Get Tougher with ISIS Terrorists” Donald Trump pointed out the facts when he discussed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s strong-armed approach with terrorists in a Tuesday speech in North Carolina. “There was no praise here,” a campaign spokeswoman said on TV Wednesday. “Mr. Trump was pointing out the facts , […]






China’s Investing in the United States Extends Beyond Real Estate

China’s Investing in the United States Extends Beyond Real Estate






China’s Investing in the United States Extends Beyond Real Estate The growing Chinese investment in the United States has extended beyond real estate, with more companies eyeing sectors closely related to Chinese domestic demand. In recent years, more Chinese companies have been investing in the United States irregardless of size, industry and ownership, Shau Zhang, a […]






1st Time Buyers of EV’s and Hybrid Cars Eligible for Tax Credits

1st Time Buyers of EV’s and Hybrid Cars Eligible for Tax Credits






1st Time Buyers of EV’s and Hybrid Cars Eligible for Tax Credits US environmentally-conscious taxpayers can choose from a variety of vehicles powered solely or partially by electricity. Some of the cars on this list are “head scratchers”, as in the Porsche 918 Spyder Hybrid base priced at $845,000 (pictured above), humm! In addition to the perceived ecological […]






Donald Trump, “We are at War, Must Keep Radical Islamists Out of US”

Donald Trump, “We are at War, Must Keep Radical Islamists Out of US”






Donald Trump, “We are at War, Must Keep Radical Islamists Out of US” Donald Trump, said Monday the “anti-woman, anti-gay, anti-American” Islamic State (ISIS) must be defeated, it will be a top priority of his administration. “The horror is beyond description,” Donald Trump said in a national security speech in Manchester, NH “It is an […]






Obama Admin, Fed Laud Economic Growth, Consumers Disagree

Obama Admin, Fed Laud Economic Growth, Consumers Disagree






Obama Admin, Fed Laud Economic Growth, Consumers Disagree $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Consumer Confidence unexpectedly fell in May for a 2nd month as American consumers are less than enthusiastic about the current state of the economy, a report from the New York-based Conference Board showed Tuesday. The Conference Board’s Sentiment Index fell to 92.6 i […]






Microsoft, Facebook Agree to build High-speed Trans-Atlantic sub-Sea Cable

Microsoft, Facebook Agree to build High-speed Trans-Atlantic sub-Sea Cable






Microsoft, Facebook Agree to build High-speed Trans-Atlantic sub-Sea Cable $MSFT, $FB, $GOOGL, $AMZN Thursday, US technology giants Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) announced they will jointly build a high-speed undersea cable across the Atlantic to give customers fast and reliable access to the 2 companies’ “cloud” and online services as demand grows. The new 6,600-kilometer undersea […]






EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily)






EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily) Euro $EURUSD EURUSD: After a quiet start of the day, the USD lost steam after Wall Street’s Wednesday opening, to close the day generally lower across the board. The single currency remained under pressure, as the EURUSD’s intra-day recovery stalled at 1.1165. On the data front Germany released a couple of confidence […]






EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily)






EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily) Euro $EURUSD EURUSD: The week started with thin trading volumes, and with the Buck paring the upward momentum triggered by FOMC Mins. The single currency traded modestly lower, briefly falling below the 1.1200  mark Vs the USD, and holding near the mark into the close. Data coming from Europe was mixed, as […]






Chinese Investment in US Real Estate Tops $300-B

Chinese Investment in US Real Estate Tops $300-B






Chinese Investment in US Real Estate Tops $300-B Chinese investment in the US real estate market has surpassed $300-B and is growing despite China’s economic weakness and increased currency controls, the authors of a new report said Monday. Between Y’s 2010 and 2015 Chinese buyers bought $93-B in residential real estate, nearly $208-B of mortgage-backed […]






Is Thailand a US Colony? No, Glyn T Davies, It Is NOT

Is Thailand a US Colony? No, Glyn T Davies, It Is NOT






Is Thailand a US Colony? No, Glyn T Davies, It Is NOT Glyn T Davies the current Ambassador to Thailand has made a number of remarks aimed directly at the Thai Government, remarks that were out of place an ill-informed. Angry reactions came after the US Ambassador’s statement in which Mr Davies expressed concern over […]






EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily)






EURUSD Technical Outlook (Daily) Euro $EURUSD The EURUSD traded uneventfully for a 2nd straight day, ending flat to unchanged around 1.1380. With no major macro-economic data on tap, speculators struggle to find a new direction for the pair, after it topped at 1.1615, and completed a 50% Fibo downward correction. Germany released disappointing Industrial Production data for […]






Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update






Medical Marijuana Update National State Department Says NIDA Monopoly on Research Marijuana Unnecessary. The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the State Department has gone on record stating that the United States could issue multiple licenses for the cultivation of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes without violating the United Nations Single Convention […]