Its Sunday, Let’s Take a Drive…

Its Sunday, Let’s Take a Drive…

…there is Gold and Wine on California Highway 49 In the Mother Lode Country, gold and wine have a symbiotic relationship, with roots tracing back to the mid-1800’s Gold Rush. As the precious Yellow metal started to dwindle, many fortune-seeking prospectors, including John Sutter and James Marshall, turned to another lucrative venture: winemaking. The Sierra […]

The C-19 Coronavirus Chaos and Gold

The C-19 Coronavirus Chaos and Gold

$XAU $GLD $VXX $USD The Big Q: How High is Too High for the precious Yellow metal? Q-1 of Y 2020 was positive for gold prices, as the chart below shows. The precious Yellow metal gained 6.2% from 31 December 2019 to 31 March 2020, moving from 1,515 to 1,609 oz. In April, gold rallied to 1,693, increasing […]

America Survived this Medical Malpractice Chaos, Now it is Set Up Thrive

America Survived this Medical Malpractice Chaos, Now it is Set Up Thrive

American businesses are set up to come back stronger than before this C-19 coronavirus chaps hit. Company executives and strategic planners are/have reimagined business model as they return to full speed. Those who step up their game in this moment will be better off and ready to confront the challenges and opportunities of the next […]

The Market is Calling for Negative Interest Rates, They Will Come…

The Market is Calling for Negative Interest Rates, They Will Come…

President Trump support negative rates. Recall he has said, “Fed should cut rates to ‘Zero or less.’” Forward-looking indicators are seeing the possibility of negative interest rates by the end of this year or the beginning of next year. This is happening despite repeated statements by Fed officials that negative rates are unlikely and undesirable. […]

Dems Want More Aid, President Trump in “No Rush”

Dems Want More Aid, President Trump in “No Rush”

President Trump says that he is in no rush for Congress to pass more aid/stimulus measures to help the economy “We are in no rush,” he said while meeting with 24 House Republicans, who spent an hr taking turns complimenting and congratulating the President for his response to the coronavirus outbreak that’s cratered the economy. […]

The Result of the Medical Malpractice Lockdown is the Disaster

The Result of the Medical Malpractice  Lockdown is the Disaster

Those saying we had to sacrifice the economy to save lives have succeeded in only the former, The Wall Street Journal writes in a scathing rebuke of lockdowns at all costs amid the global C-19 coronavirus chaos. “The tradeoff isn’t between lives and livelihoods,” WS-Jeditorial board concluded. “The policy goal has to be to protect both as […]

President Trump, “This will go away without a vaccine”

President Trump, “This will go away without a vaccine”

The People are calling for a White House investigation of Bill and Melinda Gates for Crimes against Humanity. Friday, President Trump predicted the C-19 coronavirus would “go away without a vaccine” and vowed that America is going to “transition to greatness.” The President focused on the economy, reopening the country and the future in a meeting at the White […]

President Trump, “Obama ‘Scum’ will pay a price for their Treason”

President Trump, “Obama ‘Scum’ will pay a price for their Treason”

President Trump has accused the Hussein Obama-era Justice Department of “treason” following news that the DOJ will drop their case against former National Security Adviser General Michael Flynn. President Trump called Lt. General Flynn a “warrior” and warned that the “human scum” involved in bringing a case against him will “pay a price.” The President […]

President Trump Calls Barack Hussein Obama’s DOJ That Went After General Flynn “Human Scum” and Some

President Trump Calls Barack Hussein Obama’s DOJ That Went After General Flynn “Human Scum” and Some

Thursday, President Trump voiced his anger at The Hussein Obama Admin for going after a “duly elected President, and they went after him by going after fine people.” “The Obama administration Justice Department is a disgrace, and they got caught,” President Trump told reporters. “They got caught, dishonest people. But it’s much more than dishonest, it’s […]

China US Trade Update

China US Trade Update

Trade negotiators from the United States and China will hold a phone call as early as next week, citing people familiar with the matter. The call will include Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. The talks will be about progress in implementing a phase-one deal after U.S. President Donald Trump […]

Be Confident, America’s Jobs Will Rebound

Be Confident, America’s Jobs Will Rebound

Early Friday, the US jobs report for April will be released, it is expected to reflect a record-setting unemployment rate of 16%, but Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said Tuesday he has “reason for confidence” that the economy will rebound quickly from the drastic hit it suffered from the C-19 coronavirus chaos. “We got to this […]

President Trump, “No State Bailouts, ‘Not Fair’ to Republicans”

President Trump, “No State Bailouts, ‘Not Fair’ to Republicans”

President Trump said he will not support bailouts for cash-strapped states because the practice is “not fair to the Republicans.” During an interview President Trump was asked about C-19 coronavirus relief and whether states are entitled to receive federal aid that’s not related to the virus. “I think Congress is inclined to do a lot […]

President Trump to ‘Rip’ the Supply Chains from China

President Trump to ‘Rip’ the Supply Chains from China

The Trump Administration is “turbocharging” an initiative to rip global industrial supply chains from China as it weighs new tariffs to punish Beijing for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak. President Trump has stepped up attacks on China ahead of the 3 November US Presidential election, and he vows to bring manufacturing home from overseas. […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Taking the Long Term Outlook

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Taking the Long Term Outlook

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $UTX $VXX Last week’s action President Trump is now Laser focused on Opening Up America The S&P 500 hit the 78% Fibo retracement of the selloff. After a good 3rd leg, the market is ready for a test, how deep a test is the Big Q. We are watching the leaders to […]

Americans Turn to Remote Learning and Homeschooling for Their Children

Americans Turn to Remote Learning and Homeschooling for Their Children

About 40 US states have closed their schools for the rest of this academic year and turned to remote learning, but federal officials say that having children return to classrooms is a Key priorities for getting the nation back to normal. Many educators and parents have expressed concerns, the biggest of which was voiced by […]

Our Society was Violently Driven to Disruption for No Visible, Apparent Reason

Our Society was Violently Driven to Disruption for No Visible, Apparent Reason

“The whole world’s my hiding place. I can stand out there amongst them in the day or night and laugh at them.”–Jack Griffin (Claude Rains), ” The Invisible Man ” (1933) The coronavirus is an violent adversary in our times. It is a threat, its invisibility has made it a Petri dish where people can […]

Seeing a Rapid Economic Recovery, and a Return to Business as Usual for the Vast Majority of Americans

Seeing a Rapid Economic Recovery, and a Return to Business as Usual for the Vast Majority of Americans

$CMCSA, $DIS As nations struggle with fallout from the COVID-19 coronavirus chaos, many people are wondering when the recovery will begin and how it will look. The Big Qs: Will it be slow and painful? A one-step-forward-two-steps-back process? Or a fast return to business as usual? California economist Chris Thornberg, a founding partner with Beacon Economics, […]

We all know that Q-1 GDP numbers will not look good, but they may not look that bad…

We all know that Q-1 GDP numbers will not look good, but they may not look that bad…

$BA $F $FCAU $GM $USO $USD We know by now that no US or world economic numbers will look positive now or the next Q or 2. Wednesday we will see the 1st preliminary number for US GDP for Q-1. The number is projected to be negative, it will be nowhere close to as bad […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Bulls in Running Mood as President Trump is Now Laser Focused on Opening Up America

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Bulls in Running Mood as President Trump is Now Laser Focused on Opening Up America

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USO $VXX Investors are pinning their hopes for the reopening of the US economy on the potential for wider availability of testing for COVID-19 cases and on drug trials for treatments of the disease. We have been letting doctors, who have shown the same propensity for predicting this virus as weathermen […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Bulls in a Running Mood as President Trump Beats the Virus

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Bulls in a Running Mood as President Trump Beats the Virus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The Coronavirus Chaos Continues Stock indexes moved up continue the up trend pattern Economic data are generationally bad. Stocks continue to set up Bullish patterns. After hours reports of Gilead Sciences’s (NASDAQ:GILD) drug provide promise. Boeing (NYSE:BA) also promised to restart Seattle production. Friday gapped higher on options expiry, finishing […]

COVID-19 is Not Really a Pandemic as Pandemics Go…

COVID-19 is Not Really a Pandemic as Pandemics Go…

…it is a Power, Profit, Control Pandemic. The economic collapse is a result of precisely engineered governmental policies though those policies appear to be in the public’s best interest. COVID-19 meets the technical definition of a pandemic, and the World Health Organization (WHO) declare it so. However, the death toll is nowhere near that of real […]

The Coronavirus is Driving the 1st World Headlong into ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’

The Coronavirus is Driving the 1st World Headlong into ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution’

The Encyclopedia Britannica says: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution heralds a series of social, political, cultural, and economic upheavals that will unfold over the 21st century. Building on the widespread availability of digital technologies that were the result of the Third Industrial, or Digital, Revolution, the Fourth Industrial Revolution will be driven largely by the convergence of […]

President Trump ‘The People’ are in Pain, Tension is Growing, We Must Reopen!

President Trump ‘The People’ are in Pain, Tension is Growing, We Must Reopen!

President Trump’s mission: open America again push will deliver what he wants Thursday a win over the coronavirus that leaves the health of a infinitesimal number of Americans decision to others. He will be criticized by the left, Bill Gates, and behind his back by The Doctors Doom, but the greatest country in history is dying before […]

Can We Trust the WHO’s Responses About This Tragic Health Crisis?

Can We Trust the WHO’s Responses About This Tragic Health Crisis?

$MSFT, $BRK.A, $KO, $WMT, $KHC, $TV, $WBA, $LBTYA, $FB Some Key Facts The WHO’s influenza pandemic plan, devised in Y 1999, was heavily influenced by the drug industry The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) questioned the WHO’s handling of the Y 2009 swine flu pandemic, saying its recommendation to stockpile antivirals and vaccines wasted […]

President Trump Vs Some Governors, the President Wins!

President Trump Vs Some Governors, the President Wins!

President Trump has declared his latest “Me Vs Them” war portraying himself as the Commander in Chief overseeing a hand full of insurgent Democrat governors. In the United States there may be a dust-up emerging between President Trump and some state governors from the East and the West coasts, who Monday banded together in 2 […]

Despite a Whole Lot of Awful Happenings, the US is Still Very Strong

Despite a Whole Lot of Awful Happenings, the US is Still Very Strong

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Despite millions of jobless claims, despite most of the country being sequestered at home, despite a falling in GDP, and despite the scare and fear brought on by the coronavirus the major US market stock indexes have recovered 50% of their losses in just the last 2 wks. At the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, This Bull Market Vs Coronavirus

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, This Bull Market Vs Coronavirus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Just In: Goldman Says US Stocks Have Likely Bottomed Unprecedented policy support and a flattening viral curve have “dramatically” cut risks, the bank said early Monday in a note. Despite the COVID-19 coronavirus, ‘new’ Bull market can run Last week was a shortened week, here is how it played US […]

There is a Real Crisis in the Commercial Real Estate Sector Driven by the Coronavirus

There is a Real Crisis in the Commercial Real Estate Sector Driven by the Coronavirus

In just a few weeks, the lives of The People have changed in ways they had never imagined. People can no longer meet, work, eat, shop, and socialize as they used to. The working world moved rapidly from business as usual to cautious travel, office closures, and work-from-home mandates. Instead of traveling and going out to […]

The WHO is a Abject Failure Completely Without Pride or Dignity Run by a Controversial Corrupt Ethiopian Politician

The WHO is a Abject Failure Completely Without Pride or Dignity Run by  a Controversial Corrupt Ethiopian Politician

The UN’s health organization once had clean reputation, that was until the Chinese communist backed him for its Top management position, that makes it failure all the more shameful. On 30 December a Chinese doctor, Li Wenliang, warned colleagues about the outbreak of an illness resembling SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome), which had triggered pandemic in Y […]

White House ‘Health Czar’ Vastly Overestimated the Virus Death Toll

White House ‘Health Czar’ Vastly Overestimated the Virus Death Toll

By 17 March 2020, COVID-19 coronavirus triggered mass hysteria in the United States. Countries around the world, including the US quarantined, closed borders, implemented curfews and recommended or enforced isolation of the populations. Here is the list of Shelter in Place orders in the US to date The Big Q: Are people infected, are people […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Coronavirus Broke Globalism

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Coronavirus Broke Globalism

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Just In: Southeast Asian stock markets inched higher Monday, tracking global equities that gained due to a slowdown in coronavirus-related deaths and new infections Last Week’s US Stock Market View Technical Analysis: The action in the major US stock indexes over the past few sessions was almost identical as large-cap […]

The Coronavirus ‘curve’ Data is Off and Dangerous

The Coronavirus ‘curve’ Data is Off and Dangerous

The current coronavirus “curve” is not and cannot be accurate since it does not include suspected cases of the illness before late February. It is unclear why scientists have not yet produced any models that attempt to calculate the virus’ presence here until testing was available. A big increase in symptoms very similar to coronavirus occurred a […]

Rebooting the Global Economy in the Post-Coronavirus Crisis

Rebooting the Global Economy in the Post-Coronavirus Crisis

$V, $MA, $SQ, $PYPL, $JPM, $C As important as the management of the ongoing health crisis is, getting economies up and running again as we emerge from lockdowns will help mitigate the long-term impact on people’s livelihoods is bigger. Payments operators can help business activity to resume in the shortest term while they realign their […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, World Vs Coronavirus

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, World Vs Coronavirus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $JPM Just in: JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) says the stock market rout has probably past its worst now. Again, there is something really different about the COVIS-19 coronavirus and the world’s reaction to it, the reaction is unprecedented, and scary. The past 4 wks have seen huge responses not only from central […]

President Trump’s Fed has Brought the Global Financial System Back from the Edge

President Trump’s Fed has Brought the Global Financial System Back from the Edge

$ICE $USD $BAC $WFC This week Fed Chairman Powell set out to offer a explanation for the complicated steps he is taking to relieve dire stresses in the global financial system. “Many places in the capital markets, which support borrowing by households and businesses. I am talking about mortgages and car loans and things like […]

Beyond the Virus: Refocusing on Essential Industries and Businesses

Beyond the Virus: Refocusing on Essential Industries and Businesses

Now the world now a very sharp understanding of what a Black Swan event is. Yes, we are seeing a global health crisis, and those of us who are looking are seeing the coming restructuring of the global economic order. The Key is how investors navigating to what is coming next. The Big Q: What […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Financial World Vs the Coronavirus

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Financial World Vs the Coronavirus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX There is something very different about the coronavirus and the world’s reaction to it. That reaction is unprecedented, and unnerving. The past 4 wks have seen huge responses from central banks which were confident in the global economic outlook and in no hurry to move on rates. Since then we […]

The Outsourcing of Jobs, What it has Meant to America and Americans

The Outsourcing of Jobs, What it has Meant to America and Americans

Make American, Hire American, Buy American The Big Q: What has the decline in American manufacturing meant for the average American? The Big A: 1. America eventually became poorer, and saw downgrade of its standard of living. As progressively more manufacturers moved abroad, the flow of money out of the country exceeded the benefits of […]

Schumer Already Trying to Tack On ‘Bad Ideas’ to the GOP’s American Family First Aid Legislation

Schumer Already Trying to Tack On ‘Bad Ideas’ to the GOP’s American Family First Aid Legislation

The Democrats’ are proposing the same student loan forgiveness pitch failed Presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren made on the campaign trail. College student loan forgiveness is a ‘bad idea’ because the prevailing attitudes among dead beat students and many of their parents that since the government is owed the money, there will be a way out […]

The 1st Test of Our Economic Strength is a Man Made Virus

The 1st Test of Our Economic Strength is a Man Made Virus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX This health emergency was dismissed at 1st as a fleeting risk to the US economy has turned into a full test of whether 20 yrs of planning, regulation and research has left the financial system resilient to a major shock and the Fed able to mount a rescue. Preparations for an […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, The Bulls Vs The Bears

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, The Bulls Vs The Bears

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX The Bulls Vs The Bears Note: “Big Bear markets end in despair and hopelessness, which many current Bulls will discover at considerable cost to themselves” — Mark Lundeen Be very wary of any advance from here, as it may prove to be what we once called a Dead-Cat Bounce.  A Dead-Cat […]

The 3 Stages of Bull and Bear Markets

The 3 Stages of Bull and Bear Markets

$DIA $XAU $USO What a wild week; I am overwhelmed!  In my articles I usually find a narrative theme in which to insert my graphics But this week the only theme that comes to mind is what an awful week it was, just awful.  Come to think of it, that’s actually a pretty good theme […]

Unprecedented Stresses in US Financial Markets Has Investor Sidelining Trillions in Cash

Unprecedented Stresses in US Financial Markets Has Investor Sidelining Trillions in Cash

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USD $JPY $VXX Friday, Ultra Long-term US T-Bond futures moved about 1.3 pts a day on average in January, were down more than 7 pts on the day and off 36 pts from Monday’s high. Italian sovereign debt had imploded. An index of costs to insure corporate debt with credit-default swaps […]

People are Asking, “What is going on in this Stock Market?”

People are Asking, “What is going on in this Stock Market?”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX The Big Q: What is going on in this Stock Market? The Big A: A confluence of confusion aka lots of unknowns. I have been in the stock market since Y 1981, and like everyone else I know in this game, have not see this kind of action ever. What we […]

If You are Worried About Your Portfolio – Slow and Steady Always Wins

If You are Worried About Your Portfolio – Slow and Steady Always Wins

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USO $GLD Monday, the DJIA saw its worst decliner since Y 2008 in response to news of COVID-19 and the Saudi/Russia Crude Oil price war, and the ride the stock market/s have taken in the last 2 wks has left lot of investors with stomach aches. If you have a 401(k) […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last week Late Friday, the stock market put up a fight, on the close it was the worst week for equities since late Y 2008, as the S&P 500 (-0.8%) gave back 11.5% since the prior Friday, recording its 7th day running of losses, falling to its lowest level since […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Technical Analysis at the weekended 21 February  NAS Comp: It sold to the 10-Day EMA and then rebounded and filled the gap from Wednesday. It is still using the 10-day EMA as it trends higher. S&P 500: It tapped at the 20-Day EMA on the low, rebounded to a modest […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Friday’s Action Stocks recovered but struggled late in the day as the Fed, after a big repurchase operation in the am, said it will reduce the amount of the repos. The overnight repo saw $45.85-B in demand pasting the Fed’s offer. The 2-wk repo saw $59.02-B Vs the $30-B […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX DJIA futures are little changed Sunday night, along with S&P 500 futures and NAS Comp futures. The stock market rally showed surprising strength last week, but it is not unprecedented.  The stock market rally’s instant recovery from the coronavirus sell-off was surprising. Normally, when the stock market sells off fast, […]

The Social Contract in the 21st Century

The Social Contract in the 21st Century

McKinsey Global Institute February 2020 Report Subject: Economic outcomes and the relationship between individuals and institutions have shifted for workers, consumers, and savers in advanced economies. Life has changed substantially for individuals in advanced economies in the 1st 2 decades of the 21st Century as a result of trends including disruptions in technology, globalization, the economic […]

The Loneliness Epidemic

The Loneliness Epidemic

According to the most recent statistics, loneliness is at “epidemic” levels in the US, with 46% of adults saying they sometimes or always feel lonely Historically, mankind survived because we banded together and worked as a group. Our very survival often depended on being part of a tribe. When feeling disconnected from community, anxiety and […]

Gold Price Seen at $2,000 Near Term

Gold Price Seen at $2,000 Near Term

$XAU $GLD $SPY $SPX The S&P 500 posted a record high Wednesday at +37.10, or 1.1% at 3334.69 The reverse side of market optimism was the correction of safe-havens such as JPY and Gold. The JPY declined against the Buck, lead USDJPY to its highs in a 1. wks near 109.50, showing a rebound from the 200-Day SMA. Gold dropped […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX We are deep in earnings season. Stay tuned daily. What happened last week Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) struggled as caught a bid and rallied The DJIA and the S&P 400 tested the 50-Day MA, but the NAS Comp and S&P 500 did not, but rebounded.Q-4 GDP came in at 2.1% the slowest […]

Investors Must Avoid Undue Reactions to Virus Story

Investors Must Avoid Undue Reactions to Virus Story

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX I herewith urge all investors to avoid making hasty decisions after China announced a rise in cases of a deadly new virus that the media says threatens to crimp global economic growth. Stocks markets pulled back worldwide Monday on the supposition that investors are worried about the potential economic impact of […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Market Summary: This long Bull Run still looks look strong, and here is why: Stocks bypassed a soft open Thursday and gapped North. Small and mid-caps joined the large-caps in achieving strong breaks higher. The economic data showed renewed promise. Options expiration Friday came and went. A long weekend came […]

Gold Market Pulls Back

Gold Market Pulls Back

$XAU, $GLD Gold markets initially pulled back during the trading session Monday but turned around to recover some. It is currently hanging around the 1550 mark, an area that had seen a gap higher previously. The markets are trying to feel out whether or not there is a “risk on” or “risk off” flavor to everything. […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Y 2020 extended Y 2019 action as the big tech names led and the smaller-caps lagged. While the S&P 500’s valuation chart may be giving some investors flashbacks to the Y 2018 market meltdown, the Bulls are resolute. Corporate earnings are expected to fall for a 2nd Q running, as […]

Gold Prices Set Up to Pull Back

Gold Prices Set Up to Pull Back

$XAU $GLD Gold markets had a volatile week, breaking above the 1600 mark fell rto form a Shooting Star. The pattern was at the recent highs, so, it is likely that the market is ready to pull back from here. By breaking below the bottom of the weekly candlestick, it is likely that the longer-term trade […]

See Stronger Economy, Higher Growth in This Election Year…Headed “Back to the 3% Growth Zone”

See Stronger Economy, Higher Growth in This Election Year…Headed “Back to the 3% Growth Zone”

$SPY White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow believes the US economy will continue to grow at a robust pace as the Y 2020 election season proceeds. “This continuing Bull market run indicates a lot of investor, consumer and business confidence, in my judgment,” Mr. Kudlow said. Early in Fridays session, the DJIA broke above 29,000 for […]

Gold & Silver: Not a Top, but a Mid-Cycle Correction

Gold & Silver: Not a Top, but a Mid-Cycle Correction

$XAU, $GLD, $XAG, $SLV, $USD Gold’s entered a gentle climb North after marking the 12 November lows. It was not until the Thursday before Christmas when prices verified a cyclical breakout. The initial breakout surge is slowing as the precious Yellow metal enters a mid-cycle correction. Key support is between 1520 – 1540. Once completed, […]

2020: USA, No Recession, Steady Economy, Low Inflation

2020: USA, No Recession, Steady Economy, Low Inflation

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX US stocks will continue to rise this year on very little chance of a recession, and low inflation driving steady economic growth, with real GDP growing around 2.0%, and inflation remains below 2.0%. That is our outlook for Y 2020. We do not see a recession in this year’s US […]

Gold: Would Not Chase it in Here

Gold: Would Not Chase it in Here

$XAU $GLD $USD Do not be surprised if gold moves to consolidate its gains or correct after this jump in prices, a big downturn is not likely on the cards if that happens. Gold’s latest rally comes on back of last week’s US airstrike near Baghdad’s airport that killed General Qassem Soleimani, 1 of Iran’s Top military […]

2020: What to Watch For in Commodities

2020: What to Watch For in Commodities

$DIA $SPY $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $SOY, $CORN, $XAU, $CU, $USO This is our 1st What to Watch in the commodities sector, it is an overview of what to expect. The picture mixed, complex picture that emerges. The list covers oil, gold, copper, iron ore, pork and more. The year’s 1st full week of trading could […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, as it Goes Back to Work in 2020

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, as it Goes Back to Work in 2020

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $APPL $VXX The Y 2020 started off with a Y 2019 flavor as the big names led and the smaller-caps lagged. Chinese stimulus got some credit for the gains, but there is no doubt that new money was put to work as the volume rose to solid marks. Buyers want stocks, […]

2020: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Would Be Christian Bale’s 5th Oscar

2020: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Would Be Christian Bale’s 5th Oscar

$RACE, $DIS Christian Bale has earned 4 Oscar nominations and 1 win in the last 10 yrs, and his performance as real-life racer Ken Miles in ‘Ford v Ferrari‘ is looking more and more like a ‘statuette‘ for a Best Actor this year. History has proved it is perilous to underestimate him, especially when he’s playing a […]

2020: The Dow Laggards, Risk or Opportunity?

2020: The Dow Laggards, Risk or Opportunity?

$BA, $IBM, $MMM, $CVX, $XOM Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) was a disappointment after the 2 deadly 737 Max crashes grounded the entire fleet of that aircraft to where the problems are still not solved. Boeing even finally capitulated and sent its CEO Dennis Muilenburg away. With global geopolitics still hot, and with a weapons and defense race as […]

2020: Apple’s Leadership Cannot Be Ignored

2020: Apple’s Leadership Cannot Be Ignored

$AAPL Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) led the DJIA with a 86% gainer in Y 2019, and the most optimistic analyst right now is still seeing 20% upside potential for Apple in Y 2020. The Big Q: Can the next iPhone release create that super-cycle of upgrades that analysts have been calling for? The Big A: Adding […]

The Financial Markets in Year of the Rat 2020

The Financial Markets in Year of the Rat 2020

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $XRT, $IWM Our New Year is here and we are just a few weeks away from the Chinese New Year, so not too early to share some of my favorite Chinese Astrologer’s thoughts on the coming Year of the Rat, he is famous for his predictions, but not perfect. The background: […]

The Collector’s Car Market 2019

The Collector’s Car Market 2019

After several discussions with experts in the vintage, classic and special interest collector sector, we learned that buyers are not feeling the need to rush into the market as it has cooled. Today’s buyers are said to be people interested in cars for what they actually are, rather than cars representing another alternative investment asset […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$SPY $SPX, $DIA, $QQQ, $RUTX I am saying this again: “All the stress, worries and concerns about trade disputes, geopolitics and a slowing and overly indebted global economy, Y 2019 may be the best year investors have ever had, the numbers are staggering.” And just because sentiment is so very positive does not mean a […]

Heroism,What it Takes, What it Can Lead To, Clint Eastwood Lays it Out in ‘Richard Jewell’

Heroism,What it Takes, What it Can Lead To, Clint Eastwood Lays it Out in ‘Richard Jewell’

Heroism, what it sometimes takes, what it can lead to has been a longstanding interest of Clint Eastwood’s, from his onscreen vigilante icons to his behind-the-camera explorations of real figures in ‘Flags of our Fathers’, ‘American Sniper’ and ‘Sully’. ‘Richard Jewell’ is Director Eastwood’s is his 38th film and his deep dive into the subject […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$SPY $SPX, $XAU, $USO, $USO For all the stress, worries and concerns about trade disputes, geopolitics and a slowing and overly indebted global economy, Y 2019 may be the best year investors have ever had. The numbers are staggering Global stocks have piled on more than $10-T, bonds have been on fire, Crude Oil has […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Deserves and Receives a Luxury Valuation

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Deserves and Receives a Luxury Valuation

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has climbed 64.9% YTD thanks to EPS and revenue beats, in the 9 months of Y 2019, net revenue rose 10.3%, while EBIT increased 10.5% boosted by Monza SP1 and SP2. The company deserves a premium valuation because of its brand value, high margins, and consistent sales growth going forward. Since January […]

History Suggests Wall Street Need Not Worry About President Trump’s Impeachment

History Suggests Wall Street Need Not Worry About President Trump’s Impeachment

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wednesday, President Trump appeared on the cusp of becoming only the 3rd US President to be impeached, history suggests investors need not worry, even though it adds uncertainty on Wall Street. Strong partisan divisions were on display as members of the House of Representatives engaged in a debate ahead of historic […]

The Law of Attraction and Manifestation Lies in the Age of Information

The Law of Attraction and Manifestation Lies in the Age of Information

For instance, a speaker on innovation, humans and the future said, “The future does not arrive. It’s created.” In short, we, humans, create the future, it just does not happen. So, if one wants to bring positive experiences into life, the focus must be on positive thoughts. Conversely, thinking negative thoughts will bring negative experiences. […]

Seeing This Bull Market Extending into 2020, Not ‘Melting-up’

Seeing This Bull Market Extending into 2020, Not ‘Melting-up’

$SPY, $DIA, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $BAC, $UBS, Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, described this Bull market as “primed for Q-1 2020 risk asset melt-up,” with the Fed and the ECB still providing ample support to portions of the market and economy that have shown some signs of softness aka printing money. UBS Global […]

Gold Prices on Pace to Mark Biggest Annual Gainer in 9 Yrs

Gold Prices on Pace to Mark Biggest Annual Gainer in 9 Yrs

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $XAG, $USD Gold prices look to end the year more than 15% higher, on track to post their biggest annual gainer in 9 years. “Gold has seen considerable safe haven buying from investors concerned over low and negative yields in the bond market and fearing a possible downturn in equities,” said the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Am seeing earnings revival boosting stock rally in Y 2020 But 1st, this is what happened last week: The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has held steady and is not going to raise rates in Y 2020. Chairman Powell is also open to bond purchases. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) […]

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