Hong Kong Intensifies Crack Down on Protesters

Hong Kong Intensifies Crack Down on Protesters

Riot police officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets in downtown Hong Kong as they repelled tens of thousands of protesters angered over proposed legislation that would allow extraditions to Mainland China. The street confrontation this month when a small number of protesters stormed police barricades outside the Legislative Council and hurled bricks, bottles and […]

F1: Ferrari’s(NYSE:RACE) ‘Bad Saturday’ at Hockenheim

F1: Ferrari’s(NYSE:RACE) ‘Bad Saturday’ at Hockenheim

$RACE FLASH: Grim describes Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) performance in Qualifying for the German Grand Prix at the Hockenheim. Unrelated problems garaged Messrs Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc, so that they were unable to capitalize on the potential they had shown in Free Practice. Mr. Vettel’s qualifying was over before it started. On his lap out of […]

Investment Thoughts, No Recession in Sight

Investment Thoughts, No Recession in Sight

Investment thoughts FLASH: President Trump continues to hammer the Fed, and the market smells the cheap money coming. Pundits are calling for the Fed to stick to its mandate and ignore the usual election cycle games. A broadside about the ineffective trade policies and the damage that is doing to growth, employment and price stability […]

‘City-Killer’ Asteroid Just Missed Earth

‘City-Killer’ Asteroid Just Missed Earth

FLASH: A huge asteroid just missed Earth and was not noticed by astronomers until the very last minute. The asteroid seemingly appeared from “out of nowhere,” said Michael Brown, a Melbourne, Australia observational astronomer. NASA estimated the object was 187-427 feet wide and missed Earth by 45,0000 miles this week, less than 1/5 of the […]

The US Has an Electoral College, and So Do…

The US Has an Electoral College, and So Do…

United States: The breakdown of votes in the US Electoral College after reapportionment based on the 2010 census. The United States Electoral College is an example of a system in which an Executive President is indirectly elected, with electors representing the 50 states and the Federal District of Columbia Each state has a number of electors equal to its Congressional representation in […]

Capitalism Vs Socialism

Capitalism Vs Socialism

Capitalism and Socialism are both economic schools of thought that are to an extent virtually opposite of each other. Understanding the differences between them is important as it can help you understand a great deal about economic discussion and thought. Capitalism: To each their own. Markets should be free of government intervention and the principles of supply […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Tops the FP Leader-board at Hockenheim Friday.

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Tops   the FP Leader-board at Hockenheim Friday.

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) topped both Friday practice sessions at the F1 German Grand Prix with Sebastian Vettel and Charles Leclerc claiming a session each, as MercedesAMG struggled at a very hot Hockenheim track Europe is in the middle of a Saharan heatwave, with temperatures far warmer than normal, and this is proving to be a difficult problem for […]

Seeing a Strong Trump-Johnson Relationship Ahead

Seeing a Strong Trump-Johnson Relationship Ahead

FLASH: The further decline of the failed socialist EU experiment now will be hastened. The US Ambassador to the Court of St. James, Woody Johnson, predicts that President Trump and new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will enjoy a great relationship. The Ambassador made his comments during an TV interview Friday. “The new relationship between your […]

Boris Johnson, a Man in a Hurry

Boris Johnson, a Man in a Hurry

FLASH: Boris Johnson, a Man in a Hurry to Make Britain Great Again, MBGA With Britain’s departure from the EU due in less than 100 days, new Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a man in a hurry. But he is not rushing off to Brussels. The UK leader has no meetings scheduled with EU officials. […]

S&P 500 & NAS Comp Finished at Record Highs Again!

S&P 500 & NAS Comp Finished at Record Highs Again!

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: US Q-2 GDP higher than estimates on strong consumer spending as the ‘Tight’ Fed, China trade dispute lowed growth Friday, economist Stephen Moore said he is “relieved” that the economy is at 2.1% growth, but said the numbers are not where they should be because of several factors, including […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$ATVI, $ETSY, $FB, $FCX, $SPOT, $TLSA, $XLNX Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Friday, as follows: Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) was raised to […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Headlines Crude Oil prices up as geopolitical tensions counter sluggish demand, Asian shares slide as ECB holds off easing, earnings mixed, Gold up on rate-cut bets; focus on US GDP data Gold: Gold prices steadied Friday after touching a […]

Things to Do in Florence, Italy

Things to Do in Florence, Italy

It is not a Q of what to do in Florence, it is a Question of how much and when. With its selection of museums, galleries, boutiques, and storied sites, this Tuscan city has something for everyone, from contemporary art fans and food lovers to sports fans and shoppers. To experience the Italian city to […]

The Most Common, Deadliest Cancers Get the Least Research Funding

The Most Common, Deadliest Cancers Get the Least Research Funding

FLASH: The most common and/or deadliest cancers receive the least research funding from nonprofits, a new study finds. “The goal of this study is not to divert funds away from cancers that are well-supported, but rather expand funding for other cancers that aren’t getting enough support currently,” said corresponding author Dr. Suneel Kamath. “These are […]

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Mission, Goal is to Win!

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Mission, Goal is to Win!

$RACE FLASH: It could be some party for The Vettel Family should Seb win Sunday Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) lead shoe, Sebastian Vettel insists it is no burden to race for Ferrari, though acknowledged the team are still missing “the final step” to be able to compete with MercedesAMG. Mr. Vettel stands 4th in the F1 standings […]

US Stock Indexes Pull Back from Record Highs

US Stock Indexes Pull Back from Record Highs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US stock market indexes ended Thursday near session lows after spending the day in the Red. The DJIA (-0.5%) and S&P 500 (-0.5%) posted comparable losses while the NAS Comp(-1.0%) under-performed during the session. The top-weighted technology sector (-0.8%) was among Thursday’s weakest, while most of the remaining cyclical […]

Robert Mueller III, “Weak and Confused Did Not Run the Russia Probe”

Robert Mueller III, “Weak and Confused Did Not Run the Russia Probe”

The former special counsel Robert Mueller appearance before Congress Wednesday, begs questions over whether he really wrote the report about the investigation he headed concerning Russian interference in the Y 2016 election and into President Trump, ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday. “Who was in charge?” Speaker Gingrich said on TV. “It was very clear […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Dives Deep on Another Huge Loss, CTO Ankles

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Dives Deep on Another Huge Loss, CTO Ankles

$TSLA Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares dove as much as 15% after a worse-than-expected loss and yet another major management change cast fresh doubts on the EV maker’s future. Despite delivering a record number of vehicles in Q-2 Tesla lost $1.12 a share, a bigger deficit than any analyst projected. While CEO Elon Musk, 48 anni, is […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$CB, $KO, $DFS, $FITB, $HAS, $UTX, $V Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Thursday, as follows: Chubb Ltd. (NYSE:CB) was reiterated as Outperform […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Seb Vettel Returns to Hockenheim Hoping to Reclaim His Legacy

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Seb Vettel Returns to Hockenheim Hoping to Reclaim His Legacy

$RACE FLASH: Sebastian Vettel an outstanding F1 Champion driver was once dubbed “The Crash Kid” but he will go down in history as 1 of the F1 great champions. Mr. Vettel collected 4 world titles in a row achieving a aura of dominance that only Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher managed. And now this […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Flat USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Asian shares tick higher, euro near 2-month lows before ECB decision Crude Oil advances on Gulf tensions, but demand concerns cap gainers Gold steadies ahead of ECB decision; firm USD caps appeal Fed to cut rates for […]

Ray Dalio’s Theory: The 10 Yr Bull Market in Gold

Ray Dalio’s Theory: The 10 Yr Bull Market in Gold

$XAU, $GLD The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY) has rallied 37.5% in the past 3 years, while the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE:GLD) has lagged, gaining just 5.7% in that frame. Now comes Bridgewater Associates hedge fund manager Ray Dalio, who has recently said gold could be gearing up for a “Gold Bug” decade of returns. Paradigm Shift: in […]

Its Summer, Here are Italy’s Best Beaches

Its Summer, Here are Italy’s Best Beaches

Italy has 4,723 miles of coastline, dotted with some of the most beautiful beaches and seaside towns in the entire world; white sand, limestone cliffs, and the bluest, clearest waters imaginable. It is hard to pick which beaches are the most beautiful, but we have narrowed it down to the following list. From Sicily to Sardinia, and […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), The Automotive Sector’s Aristocrat Momentum Stock

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), The Automotive Sector’s Aristocrat Momentum Stock

$RACE FLASH: Momentum investing means “buying high, but hoping to sell even higher.” Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is a company that is an momentum investment, we have seen high price change and earnings estimate revisions, 2 Key elements of momentum scoring. Ferrari currently has a Strong Buy ranking here at HeffX-LTN, as it has been outperforming the market […]

Robert Mueller III, a Weak Old Man Told Americans the ‘Case is Closed’

Robert Mueller III, a Weak Old Man Told Americans the ‘Case is Closed’

Former special counsel Robert Muller III’s appearance before Congress showed the American people the “case is closed” for the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Election, Jay Sekulow, 1 of President Trump’s attorneys, Tweeted Wednesday. Mr. Sekulow’s statement on Twitter: “This morning’s testimony exposed the troubling deficiencies of the Special Counsel’s investigation. The testimony revealed that this probe […]

US New Home Sales +7% in June

US New Home Sales +7% in June

US new home sales rose in June, but remained below sales marked earlier this year, suggesting low mortgage rates and a healthy job market are not encouraging many more purchases. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new home sales increased 7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 646,000. That is up from 604,000 in […]

S&P 500, NAS Comp Drive Due North to All-time Highs

S&P 500, NAS Comp Drive Due North to All-time Highs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 (+0.5%) and NAS Comp (+0.9%) set new records highs on Wednesday, driven by big gainers in semiconductor stocks and by shares of companies that beat earnings estimates, the Russell 2000 rose 1.6%. The DJIA lost 0.3% on losses in Boeing (BA 361.43, -11.54, -3.1%) and Caterpillar (CAT 131.91, -6.19, -4.5%) following disappointing earnings […]

July to Be the Hottest Month Ever Recorded on Earth

July to Be the Hottest Month Ever Recorded on Earth

FLASH: July will be the hottest month ever recorded on Earth, climate scientists said Wednesday Although official data will not be available until early August, the record-breaking temperatures throughout Europe, the US and the Artic so far in July will be enough to break the previous worldwide record set in July 2017, the scientists said. […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$AVGO, $COLM, $DRI, $MUR, $REAL, $SNAP, $DAL Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Wednesday, as follows: Broadcom Inc. (NASDAQ:AVGO): analysts started AVGO as […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: It is expected the Fed will lower its target range of 2.25%-2.50% by 25 basis points at a meeting ending on 31 July, but expectations for a larger 50-bpts cut been lowered on mixed signals from FOMC policymakers. […]

Good News and Earnings are Driving This Market

Good News and Earnings are Driving This Market

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Wall Street Liked the Trade News and Earnings Reports Moving this Market S&P 500 closes above 3000, boosted by encouraging trade news and positive earnings, guidance from widely-held companies High-level trade talks will reportedly continue in China next week from Monday to Wednesday 10 of 11 S&P 500 sectors […]

President Trump, Boris Johnson ‘Will Be a Great Prime Minister’

President Trump, Boris Johnson ‘Will Be a Great Prime Minister’

President Trump congratulated Boris Johnson, who was elected leader of Britain’s governing Conservative Party and the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom earlier Tuesday. Boris Johnson, Britain’s staunch BREXIT campaigner, was chosen as the UK’s next Prime Minister Tuesday, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a politically divided […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$AMZN, $AMAT, $ADSL, $BBIO, $BC, $SCHW, $EIDX,$LRCX, $MU Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Tuesday, as follows: Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was reiterated as […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: Sterling was off Tuesday as investors worried Boris Johnson, the frontrunner to become the UK’s next Prime Minister, would trigger a “hard BREXIT” from the EU, seen as a risk for the British economy. Further, currency-market focus will […]

The ‘OMAD’ Diet is Here

The ‘OMAD’ Diet is Here

FLASH: OMAD is the acronym for “one meal a day,” it involves eating all your nutrients in a 1-hr time frame, with nothing more other than calorie-free beverage options, for the remaining 23 hrs per day. The OMAD diet is an extreme form of intermittent fasting (or 16/8), and involves eating all your nutrients in […]

Wall Street Focus: Big Tech and Multinational Industrials

Wall Street Focus: Big Tech and Multinational Industrials

$AAPL, $KO, $CAT, $AMZN, $MCD, $BA, $OIL, $SOY FLASH: Earnings season continues with companies including: Amazon.com, Alphabet, Unilever, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Boeing. Monday, technology shares led gainers among US stocks following mixed sessions in Europe and Asia as investors looked ahead to a busy week of corporate earnings. Crude Oil gained amid tensions in […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), “We will be a lot less predictable”

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), “We will be a lot less predictable”

$RACE FlASH: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) will expand its product line-up through diversifying the types of models it offers, according to commercial and marketing chief Enrico Galliera.  Rather than focus on traditional replacements and variants of existing models, Mr. Galliera will transform Ferrari by introducing new segments to the line-up – and he’s not just talking about […]

Tech Stocks Drive Market Higher

Tech Stocks Drive Market Higher

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 Information Technology sector (+1.2%) was Monday’s leader, led by shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and semiconductor companies. The other 10 S&P 500 sectors hung near their unchanged marks. Apple outperformed after Morgan Stanley raised its price target to 247 from 231. The Philadelphia Semiconductor Index rose 2.0% following […]

Electric Self-Driving Cars Soon? Not Likely

Electric Self-Driving Cars Soon? Not Likely

$F, $TSLA, $VLKAY FLASH: The automobile industry has overestimated the arrival of self-driving cars, with companies admitting that making them is going to be harder, slower and costlier than they thought just a short time ago. “We overestimated the arrival of autonomous vehicles,” Ford’s CEO Jim Hackett said. It was just a year ago that […]

President Trump: “The Fed raised & tightened far too much & too fast, must cut now”

President Trump: “The Fed raised & tightened far too much & too fast, must cut now”

Monday, President Trump pushed the Fed to cut interest rates as policy makers ready for their decision this month on whether to do so. “Very inexpensive, in fact productive, to move now,” President Trump Tweeted Monday. “The Fed raised & tightened far too much & too fast.” The President has been attacking the Fed for more […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$CRWD, $DECK, $DOW, $GRUB, $KBR, $PM, $VFC Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Monday, as follows: CrowdStrike Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CRWD) saw its price […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)Heir’s Net Worth Way Up on Success of Stock

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)Heir’s Net Worth Way Up on Success of Stock

$RACE Piero Ferrari, 74 anni, is the son and only living heir of Enzo Ferrari founder of the iconic Italian Supercar maker that bears his name. When he was a boy, Enzo did not want him to get into the F1 or sports car racing business. Young Piero was never allowed to even sit in […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Note: Geopolitical fears were dominated by confrontation in the Crude Oil trade’s most important waterway escalating, with footage showing the Iranian military defying a British warship when it seized a tanker in the Strait of Hormuz Friday. Priced-in forecasts […]

US Stock Market’s Direction is Based on Fed

US Stock Market’s Direction is Based on Fed

$SPY The US stock market finished lower last week on relatively low volume and volatility. Perhaps it was the pre-conceived negative earnings expectations due to reports released before the results season started that fueled the lackluster price action. Perhaps it was options expiration. Uncertainty over the size of the expected Fed rate cut at the […]

Gold,Gold Mining Stocks Are Appealing In Here

Gold,Gold Mining Stocks Are Appealing In Here

$GOLD, $NEM, $XAU, $GDX, $NUGT, $GLD, $USD FLASH: Gold prices are up, Bullion and Miners are in favor, here is why. Gold prices hit their highest marks since Y 2013 this past week, an indication that investors increasingly view the precious Yellow metal as a good alternative to paper money and government bonds at a […]

Politics Seen in ‘Top Gun’ Sequel

Politics Seen in ‘Top Gun’ Sequel

$VIA, $TCEHY ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ (the squeal) has raised questions about the removal of Japanese and Taiwanese flags on actor Tom Cruise’s famed jacket, according to reports Sunday. Mr. Cruise’s jacket, worn by his character Maverick, had shown those flags in the 1980’s “Top Gun,” but the Y 2019 sequel replaces them as the movie is […]

Jared Kushner Off to Israel, Arab Countries For Peace Talks

Jared Kushner Off to Israel, Arab Countries For Peace Talks

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner planning to travel to Jerusalem and several other capitals in the Middle East next week to talk about moving forward with the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Sunday, it was reported the trip will be important for both the economic and political components of the plan. The timing for unveiling […]

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Roars at the Global Box Office to $531-M

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ Roars at the Global Box Office to $531-M

$DIS, $SNE, Disney (NYSE:DIS) continues to dominate the box office this year as Jon Favreau’s The Lion King opened to a record-breaking $185-M at the North American box office at the weekend for an early global total of $531-M. The movie scored the biggest domestic open ever for a PG film, and the 9th-biggest for any movie, […]

Stress Taming Foods

Stress Taming Foods

FLASH: Feeling stressed? Well, the solution may be as simple as eating the right food. “Food sends chemical messages to the brain that either trigger or tame our stress reactions,” Dr. Heidi Hanna, chief energy officer of synergy brain fitness and a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress says. “Helpful stress-taming foods include a […]

North America’s Great River Trips

North America’s Great River Trips

The rivers of North America are a source of life and center of civilization, where wildlife flourished and Native Americans explored. Coursing throughout the nation, these waterways are a means of expedition and irrigation. Over the centuries, they’ve also provided a setting for aquatic play. Push off from the shores of America and paddle through […]

People are Asking, Will the Gold Miners Soar in 2-H of this Year?

People are Asking, Will the Gold Miners Soar in 2-H of this Year?

$GOLD, $NEM, $XAU, $GDX, $NUGT, $GLD, $USD FLASH: Gold prices have reversed to the Northside in the last several weeks. The SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) gained 8.0% in June, higher than the gainers of 6.4% and 7.1%, respectively, in the S&P 500 and the DJIA. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) amplified the […]

Ax Added Sugars From Your Diet

Ax Added Sugars From Your Diet

FLASH: Finally, people are getting the message about the dangers of sugar. Fully, 70% of Americans have cut back on foods high in added sugars aka processed foods, that according to a survey by the International Food Information Council Foundation, but there is a long way to go. A Key ways to reduce your sugar […]

Big Pharma Earnings Up Next Week

Big Pharma Earnings Up Next Week

$ABBV, $BAX, $BIIB, $BMY, $BXX, $CELG, $MRK, $WST Biotech stocks had a muted performance last week, as Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) kick started Q-2 reporting season for big pharma companies, beating forecasts and an upward adjustment to its FY sales guidance. Below are the Key catalysts for the week ahead, as follows: Conferences 10th International AIDS Society, or […]

Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) ‘Lion King’ is Expected to Rule the Box Office This Weekend

Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) ‘Lion King’ is Expected to Rule the Box Office This Weekend

$DIS FLASH: This live action film is expected to be another winner for Disney (NYSE:DIS), which has captured about 35% of YTD market share, and the east-coast heat wave may boost attendance. “The Lion King,” Disney’s live-action version of the animated film from Y 1994 and long-running Broadway hit, will roar into theaters this weekend. […]

Study: ‘California Is Being Overrun By Rats’

Study: ‘California Is Being Overrun By Rats’

FLASH: California is home to the nation’s 2nd “rattiest city“, and San Francisco, San Diego and LA are all part of the problem, the study found. Driven by a growing homeless population and government restrictions on select pesticides, rat infestations have spiked in major cities across California, most notably Los Angeles, San Diego and San […]

CFTC Probing Unregulated Cryptocurrency Market

CFTC Probing Unregulated Cryptocurrency Market

$BTC, $BTCUSD The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission aka CFTC, is investigating crypto exchange BitMEX, a platform that’s become popular in Asia for letting people make big bets with big leverage. The months-long CFTC probe is focused on whether BitMEX broke rules by allowing Americans to trade on its platform, which is not registered with […]

Gold in Rally Mode, Investment Strategy

Gold in Rally Mode, Investment Strategy

$XAU, $GLD, $GOLD, $NEM, $USD FLASH: The prospects of the Fed cutting interest rates to near Zero this year has gold rallying to 6 year highs. Institutional investors like gold as a hedge against uncertain times, as gold has held value over centuries. The Big Q1: But does it make sense for individual investors? Here […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New SF90 Stradale HyperSuper Car, How it Works

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New SF90 Stradale HyperSuper Car, How it Works

$RACE FLASH: The Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) SF90 Stradale transfers recent advances of Scuderia Ferrari competition cars to the road. Ferrari’s CTO, Michael Leiters, who was joined by Vittorio Dini, Head of Powertrain, and Matteo Biancalana, Ferrari’s aerodynamics chief to tell us how it works. Ferrari road cars have always been the embodiment of the transfer of […]

Fed’s Balance Sheet is in the Trillions, Rate Cut Signals No Further Shrinking

Fed’s Balance Sheet is in the Trillions, Rate Cut Signals No Further Shrinking

The Fed is widely expected to reduce interest rates late this month. That probably means its campaign to shrink its balance sheet is over, leaving the central bank with trillions of dollars more than before the Y 2008 financial crisis. Beginning a decade ago in a bid to fight the Great Recession, the Fed by […]

Wall Street Fades into the Close, Options Expire with a Whimper

Wall Street Fades into the Close, Options Expire with a Whimper

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Fed’s Bullard: Rate Cut Will ‘Ratify’ What People Already Expect An interest rate cut may be necessary now, but that does not mean the Fed is on a path to dramatically lower rates, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said Friday. Mr. Bullard, who argued unsuccessfully for such an […]

Chevy Unveiled its New Mid-engine Corvette Thursday in California

Chevy Unveiled its New Mid-engine Corvette Thursday in California

$GM FLASH: For the 1st time in its history, Chevrolet has unveiled mid-engine Corvette. The US automaker revealed the 2020 Corvette Stingray Thursday night in Tustin, California, about 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles. GM officials  said. The engine shift is designed to give the legendary sports car greater agility. The 8th-generation Corvette aka C8, also puts […]

Premium Beans are in Demand to Make Fine Coffee

Premium Beans are in Demand to Make Fine Coffee

FLASH: Today premium beans are renowned for their notes of brown sugar, chocolate, blackberries and other fine tastes At a time when gourmet coffees are thriving among consumers with increasingly refined tastes, a crisis is growing for the producers. Competition has gotten fierce, and prices so low, that coffee farming has become untenable for many […]

US Consumer Sentiment at 10 Yr Highs in July

US Consumer Sentiment at 10 Yr Highs in July

FLASH: “ Favorable trends in personal finances remained widespread,” the Director of the University of Michigan consumer survey (MSI), said in a statement. “These favorable financial expectations were supported by gains in household incomes and wealth.” US consumer sentiment improved in July, holding close to the best level in more than 10% as more Americans […]

President Trump’s Approval Hits 48% and Rising

President Trump’s Approval Hits 48% and Rising

FLASH: 68% said the National Economy is “very good” or “fairly good.” President Trump’s approval rating has jumped to 48% in a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll. Here are how the new poll results, released Friday, break down, as follows: 22% said immigration is the issue that matters most to them now. 21% said healthcare is the issue […]

East Coast Braces for a Major Heat Wave

East Coast Braces for a Major Heat Wave

The major heat wave that has covered the Midwest pushed into the Northeast Friday, bring temperatures that could Top 100F in Washington, DC, and leading utilities to take steps to prevent power outages. The huge mass of warm air will blanket the region, home to about 33% of the US population, through Sunday with little […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$ABT, $AAPL, $BK, $COST, $MA, $MCD, $ULTA Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Friday, as follows: Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) was reiterated as Outperform […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Spiked, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Note: Friday is options expiry in the US, volatile: maybe, maybe not. The Buck steadied Friday, but was still on the defensive after Federal Reserve officials bolstered expectations of an aggressive rate cut this month to address weakening price […]

Must Visit European Coastal Towns

Must Visit European Coastal Towns

Europe’s long coastline is dotted with settlements whose inhabitants have, for centuries, made their living from the Sea. Today, many feature historic mansions, charming historic squares and quaint harbors that draw as many tourists as fishermen. Though some have grown into cities, others are constrained by the physical landscape to remain very beautiful coastal towns. Here are […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 1 Year After Marchionne’s Passing, Stronger Than Ever

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 1 Year After Marchionne’s Passing, Stronger Than Ever

$RACE FLASH: The pace continues 1 year after the death of CEO and Chairman Sergio Marchionne Ferrari is highly and increasingly profitable. Under the new leadership margins continue to improve. The company is on track to reach its target of being net industrial debt-free ahead of schedule. Strong resale values and auction results underline the […]

Gold Needs Something Special to Power Through the Key Resistance

Gold Needs Something Special to Power Through the Key Resistance

$XAU $GLD August Gold gaped higher early Thursday, then faded finishing at, + $5.05 higher +0.4 % at $1427.85 oz Not a surprise because because of the resistance in here, so, it is going to take something special to power this market higher. Gold looks to be consolidating to build up enough pressure to finally break […]

DJIA Could Top 30,000 with USMCA, Interest Rate Cuts

DJIA Could Top 30,000 with USMCA, Interest Rate Cuts

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Stocks push to session highs following Dovish comments from NY Fed President Williams The DJIA could go over 30,000 sooner than many financial experts anticipate, if the Fed cuts interest rates at the end of this month and if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) puts the United States-Mexico-Canada trade […]

Core Elements of US Budget Deal Agreed

Core Elements of US Budget Deal Agreed

Thursday, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that negotiators have reached an agreement on the core elements of a deal to increase the government’s borrowing cap and set a $1.3-T overall level for the agency budgets that Congress passes each year. He told reporters that talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA), have settled on […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$AAPL, $ACB, $CGC, $SCHW, $CHTR, $PAGS, $TLRY, $VMW Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of stocks analysts have singled out to look at carefully Thursday, as follows: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was maintained as […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off, USD Firm, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Wednesday said the dollar was overvalued by 6% to 12%, based on near-term economic fundamentals. With the 1st US interest rate reduction in 10 yrs expected later this month, 2 Fed policymakers sketched […]

IMF: USD Overvalued

IMF: USD Overvalued

$USD, $EUR, $JPY, $CNY International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Wednesday the USD is overvalued by 6% to 12%, based on near-term economic fundamentals, while the EUR, the JPY, and China’s RMB Yuan were seen as broadly in line with fundamentals. The IMF has been at odds with President Trump over his use of tariffs to […]

How Lost Dogs Find Their Ways Home

How Lost Dogs Find Their Ways Home

FLASH: Dogs have an uncanny ability to find their way home, even travelling over great distances, but it is important to remember that dogs often get lost, too. Dogs navigate by nose… Often, what propels dogs to travel great distances is the desire to find their home. The bond between dogs and their owners, when […]

Some ‘Do Nots’ When Dining Overseas

Some ‘Do Nots’ When Dining Overseas

When planning for your overseas vacation, take a moment to familiarize yourself with local dining customs so you can blend in with locals and minimize any embarrassment. Here are the Top dining faux pas in popular destinations to avoid, as follows: Dining at the Wrong Time In some countries, like Portugal and Spain, supper does […]

The Trump Steamroller is Accelerating

The Trump Steamroller is Accelerating

FLASH: The initial shock at the success of this blunt and volcanic man who attacked all factions of both parties and assaulted almost every element of OBushinton political correctness and conventional wisdom, whose inaugural address was described at once by George W. Bush to Hillary Clinton as “some weird s***,” has mutated into a fear […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Readying 812sf Spider to Debut in September

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Readying 812sf Spider to Debut in September

$RACE FLASH: The invitations have been sent to the VIP Clienti already The Ferrari 812 Superfast is a terrific Supercar. It is called the Superfast, Yes? The thing is that it is a closed coupe aka berlinetta, and it is hard to hear the wild V12 sounds, so for those that dig the sounds, Ferrari is readying a […]