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

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

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

US Indexes Winding Down the Year in Traditional Patterns

US Indexes Winding Down the Year in Traditional Patterns

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

US Investor Optimism Running at 9 Year Highs

US Investor Optimism Running at 9 Year Highs

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

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

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

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

Small Business Conditions Expected to Improve Under Donald Trump

Small Business Conditions Expected to Improve Under Donald Trump

Small Business Conditions Expected to Improve Under Donald Trump $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US President Elect Donald Trump’s victory in the US elections is a leap for small businesses, according to a survey of owners. The November reading of the National Federation of Independent Businesses’ (NFIB) small business optimism index jumped to 98.4 from 94.9 […]

The Post Election US Stock Market is “Amazing”

The Post Election US Stock Market is “Amazing”

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

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

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

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

Trump Rally Extends, Financials and Techs Lead

Trump Rally Extends, Financials and Techs Lead

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

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

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

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

US Consumer Confidence Spikes to Highest Mark in Decade

US Consumer Confidence Spikes to Highest Mark in Decade

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

Financial Markets Love Donald Trump, as Obama Fades to Black

Financial Markets Love Donald Trump, as Obama Fades to Black

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

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 23 November 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 23 November 2016

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

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

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

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

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 16 November 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 16 November 2016

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

Donald Trump Will Trash Obama’s No-Growth Orders

Donald Trump Will Trash Obama’s No-Growth Orders

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

US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on High Volume

US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on High Volume

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

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

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

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 10 November 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 10 November 2016

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

President-elect Donald Trump Powers US Stocks

President-elect Donald Trump Powers US Stocks

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

Major US Investment Banks Prepared for Election Volatility

Major US Investment Banks Prepared for Election Volatility

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

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

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

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

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 2 November 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 2 November 2016

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

Donald Trump Brings Business Knowledge To White House

Donald Trump Brings Business Knowledge To White House

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 26 October 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 26 October 2016

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

Business Spending Dives, Durable Goods Orders Fall, Recession Looms

Business Spending Dives, Durable Goods Orders Fall, Recession Looms

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Outlook for American Businesses is Grim

The Outlook for American Businesses is Grim

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

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 19 October 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 19 October 2016

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

Hillary Clinton’s Plans Would Stunt US Economic Growth

Hillary Clinton’s Plans Would Stunt US Economic Growth

Hillary Clinton’s Plans Would Stunt US Economic Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wilbur Ross warned Tuesday that Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s only plan will be to “raise taxes and raise regulations” if she ascends to the Oval Office, which international investors do not see as a true recipe for economic growth. If Mrs. Clinton […]

The Anemic Recovery from Great Recession Surprise Economists

The Anemic Recovery from Great Recession Surprise Economists

The Anemic Recovery from Great Recession Surprise Economists $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Friday, the Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said that the slow recovery from the Great Recession has surprised economists, confounding long-held beliefs about growth and inflation. Speaking to an economic conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston,  Ms. Yellen did not address […]

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 12 October 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 12 October 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 12 October 2016 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $OIL The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are Bullish, Bearish, and Neutral on the US stock market for the next 6 months, The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey has become a widely followed measure of the […]

Rising Inflation Augurs Record High Gold Price, Stock Correction

Rising Inflation Augurs Record High Gold Price, Stock Correction

Rising Inflation Augurs Record High Gold Price, Stock Correction $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD Rising inflation and sagging confidence in the ability of central banks to revive global growth will drive up Gold price, and bullion could climb to a record in the next 2 years. Consumer prices are set to rise as Crude Oiil […]

Recession Indicator Triggered on Unemployment Up Tick

Recession Indicator Triggered on Unemployment Up Tick

Recession Indicator Triggered on Unemployment Up Tick $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX September’s jobs report contained a sign that investors should be on alert for Recession in the US, and that means a stock market correction 1 of the Top 3 necessary Recession indicators is when the unemployment rate breaches its 12-Month MA. September NFPs (non-farm […]

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 5 October 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 5 October 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 5 October 2016 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $OIL The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are Bullish, Bearish, and Neutral on the US stock market for the next 6 months, The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey has become a widely followed measure of the […]

Hurricane Matthew Could Inflict $200-B in Damage to Coastal Homes

Hurricane Matthew Could Inflict $200-B in Damage to Coastal Homes

Hurricane Matthew Could Inflict $200-B in Damage to Coastal Homes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Hurricane Matthew could potentially cause $200-B in damage to coastal homes, and that number could rise depending on the path and intensity of the Category 4 storm. At least 954,000 people are at risk of major storm surge damage, according to […]

Fed Official Cautions Colleagues on Raising Interest Rates

Fed Official Cautions Colleagues on Raising Interest Rates

Fed Official Cautions Colleagues on Raising Interest Rates $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley suggested the central bank should be cautious in raising interest rates, given limits on its ability to respond to a recession with borrowing costs close to Zero meaning out of tools. Noting concerns from […]

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 28 September 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 28 September 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 28 September 2016 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $OIL The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are Bullish, Bearish, and Neutral on the US stock market for the next 6 months, The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey has become a widely followed measure of […]

Investors Focus: The 1st Trump Vs Clinton Presidential Debate

Investors Focus: The 1st Trump Vs Clinton Presidential Debate

Investors Focus: The 1st Trump Vs Clinton Presidential Debate $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Who becomes the next US President will be in focus for Wall Street starting Monday with the 1st debate between candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Mrs. Clinton’s once-comfortable lead in opinion polls has faded and with just over 6 weeks until […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Last week the US Fed’s standing pat with a “Hawkish” tone sent the US benchmarks indexes South Now this week Wall Street investor gets some Fed-speak meaning “jawboning” from Vice Chairman Fischer and then for Schoolmarm Yellen who will speak to the US Congress. And expect […]

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 21 September 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 21 September 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 21 September 2016 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $OIL The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are Bullish, Bearish, and Neutral on the US stock market for the next 6 months, The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey has become a widely followed measure of […]

Divided FOMC Stood Pat on Rates, Tone “Hawkish”

Divided FOMC Stood Pat on Rates, Tone “Hawkish”

Divided FOMC Stood Pat on Rates, Tone “Hawkish” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX A divided Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) left the fed funds rate unchanged for a 6th meeting running, saying it would wait for “more evidence of progress toward its goals”, while projecting that an increase is likely by year-end. “Near-term risks to the […]