US President Trump Not “Talking Down” the USD

US President Trump Not “Talking Down” the USD






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






President Trump’s Visa Program Encourages Hiring Americans

President Trump’s Visa Program Encourages Hiring Americans






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






US Homebuilder Sentiment Slips, Overall Outlook Still Positive

US Homebuilder Sentiment Slips, Overall Outlook Still Positive






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






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






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






Trump Effect: US Consumer Optimism Strongest Since November 2000

Trump Effect: US Consumer Optimism Strongest Since November 2000






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






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

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






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






President Trump Sharpens His Tax Cut, Deregulation Message

President Trump Sharpens His Tax Cut, Deregulation Message






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






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






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






Expect The Congress to Embrace President Trump’s Growth Plan

Expect The Congress to Embrace President Trump’s Growth Plan






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






The Trump Rally Has Room to “Grow”

The Trump Rally Has Room to “Grow”






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






Fed Minutes: FOMC Eyes Change to Debt Holdings Policy Ahead

Fed Minutes: FOMC Eyes Change to Debt Holdings Policy Ahead






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






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

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






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






The Trump Effect: American Consumer Sentiment “Sunny”

The Trump Effect: American Consumer Sentiment “Sunny”






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






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

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






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






The “Trump Trade” is Still in the Market

The “Trump Trade” is Still in the Market






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






Expert: “US Banking Sector Safe Enough for Deregulation”

Expert: “US Banking Sector Safe Enough for Deregulation”






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






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. […]






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 […]






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 […]






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 […]






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 […]






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 […]






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 […]






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 […]






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 […]






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 […]






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 […]






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 […]






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 […]






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 […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Early Briefing: Overall some correction can/will/should/may come into global equities after the strength seen last week. See some sideways action coming in the early sessions this week before more Northside momentum takes hold. Last week we saw the break North, so now we could see a […]






AAII Sentiment Survey, 25 January 2017

AAII Sentiment Survey, 25 January 2017






AAII Sentiment Survey, 25 January 2017 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ The percentage of individual investors describing their short-term market outlook as “Neutral” is at its highest level since the election. The survey period runs Thursday through Wednesday, and many of this week’s votes were recorded before the DJIA rose above 20,000 last Tuesday. This week’s AAII […]






Rates Rise, US New-Home Sales Fall 10% to 10-Month Low

Rates Rise, US New-Home Sales Fall 10% to 10-Month Low






Rates Rise, US New-Home Sales Fall 10% to 10-Month Low $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Purchases of new US homes fell in December to a 10-month low, suggesting the post-Election rise in mortgage rates pushed out potential buyers. Single-family house sales dropped 10.4%, the most in nearly 2 years, to a 536,000 annualized pace, the US […]






Trump Rally Extends, DJIA, S&P 500 & NAS Comp at Record Highs

Trump Rally Extends, DJIA, S&P 500 & NAS Comp at Record Highs






Trump Rally Extends, DJIA, S&P 500 & NAS Comp at Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wednesday, US stocks climbed into record territory, as the DJIA closed over the 20,000 mark for the 1st time as solid earnings and optimism over US President Donald Trump’s pro-growth initiatives extend the post-Election Trump Rally. President Trump has […]






Monday, President Donald Trump Vowed to Cut Regulations & Taxes

Monday, President Donald Trump Vowed to Cut Regulations & Taxes






Monday, President Donald Trump Vowed to Cut Regulations & Taxes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Monday, US President Donald Trump met with a dozen American manufacturers at the White House, pledging to slash regulations and cut corporate taxes, but warning them he would impose taxes on imports if they move production outside the country. President Trump, […]






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street






Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Early Briefing, World Stock Markets The Inauguration of Donald Trump as the US President kept the DJIA at 19827.25, 0.48% in the Green but the range of 19700-18000 remained intact. Similarly, DAX at 11630.13, +0.29% stayed in its 5-week range of 11400-700 for another session. […]






AAII Sentiment Survey, 18 January 2017

AAII Sentiment Survey, 18 January 2017






AAII Sentiment Survey, 18 January 2017 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Optimism fell to its lowest level since the Presidential Election, ending a streak of 9 straight weeks with Bullish sentiment above 40%. This week’s results: Bullish: 37.0%, – 6.6 pts Neutral: 30.3%, – 0.9 pts Bearish: 32.7%, – 5.7 pts Historical averages: Bullish: 38.5% Neutral: 31.0% […]






US Markets Finish Higher on Trump Inauguration

US Markets Finish Higher on Trump Inauguration






US Markets Finish Higher on Trump Inauguration $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Friday, US stocks edged higher in afternoon trading, on course to recoup most of the market’s losses from Thursday The rebound came about as investors weighed Donald Trump’s swearing in as the 45th President of the United States and the latest company earnings reports. […]






Positive Big Bankers See Regulations Abating Under President Donald Trump

Positive Big Bankers See Regulations Abating Under President Donald Trump






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






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

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






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






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

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






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






Mammoth Shift in Retail Sales, e-Commerce Winning

Mammoth Shift in Retail Sales, e-Commerce Winning






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






Wall Street Expects to Post Huge Q-4 Returns

Wall Street Expects to Post Huge Q-4 Returns






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






US Stocks Finished Higher on Energy and Technology Gains

US Stocks Finished Higher on Energy and Technology Gains






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






Mid-Caps Stocks Leading in the US Market Rally

Mid-Caps Stocks Leading in the US Market Rally






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






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

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






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






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

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






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






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