Right-sizing operations is part of Tesla’s long term goal to democratize the EV market — and that’s a big positive for Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock

Right-sizing operations is part of Tesla’s long term goal to democratize the EV market — and that’s a big positive for Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock

Right-sizing operations is part of Tesla’s long term goal to democratize the EV market — and that’s a big positive for Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock It seems electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is always in the headlines. But over the past several weeks, the Tesla headlines have been dominated by one common theme: job cuts. In late […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has many problems that it needs to solve, but leadership is not one of them

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has many problems that it needs to solve, but leadership is not one of them

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has many problems that it needs to solve, but leadership is not one of them Anyone who feels Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) could have prevented the firestorm it’s faced over the past two years as a result of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal is fooling themselves. That said, FB stock rightfully got hammered after the company […]

United States Oil (USO) production expected to hit records this year

United States Oil (USO) production expected to hit records this year

United States Oil (USO) production expected to hit records this year U.S. oil production is anticipated to break records in the next two years — and prices are primed to increase slightly, according to an energy study released Tuesday. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Tuesday that crude oil production is expected to rise to an […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) May Soon See Increased Selling Pressure

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) May Soon See Increased Selling Pressure

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) May Soon See Increased Selling Pressure At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) is trading down 0.5% at its current price of $3,630. In the time following last Friday’s price rally, BTC has been relatively stable, and has found some levels of buying support in the low-$3,600 region. Although its ability to maintain its […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is rife with “buy” ratings and very few sell or hold ratings, and it has 20.45% upside

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)  is rife with “buy” ratings and very few sell or hold ratings, and it has 20.45% upside

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is rife with “buy” ratings and very few sell or hold ratings, and it has 20.45% upside Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) has made the most AI purchases out of any tech firm calculated  research firm Quid , which shows that GOOG has made 20 acquisitions, including predictive analytics platform Kaggle in Q1 2017 alone. Google CEO Sundar Pichai long […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Q3 2019 results come out mixed

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Q3 2019 results come out mixed

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Q3 2019 results come out mixed Investment Thesis Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) is by far and wide my best pick to choose from any overseas country. Further, the fact that it’s listed on NYSE certainly adds a much-needed crutch to my margin of safety. Overall, Alibaba is tremendously undervalued. Background In the […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) tentative deal to avoid government shutdown

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) tentative deal to avoid government shutdown

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) tentative deal to avoid government shutdown Stocks rose on Tuesday amid news that U.S. lawmakers had secured a tentative deal on border security funding. Improved prospects for a U.S.-China trade deal also boosted equities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 372.65 points to close at 25,425.76, led by Caterpillar and 3M. The S&P 500 climbed 1.3 […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Stocks Alphabet, Netflix, Amazon Outperform

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Stocks Alphabet, Netflix, Amazon Outperform

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Stocks Alphabet, Netflix, Amazon Outperform Two festering wounds for the stock market showed signs of healing, sending the major indexes to gains of more than 1% Tuesday, including some key Nasdaq stocks. The Nasdaq composite climbed 1.5%, the S&P 500 1.3% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.5%. Early data showed that […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) in ongoing correction

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) in ongoing correction

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) in ongoing correction The price of EUR/USD continues to push lower, falling below $1.13 support and heading to the November low at $1.1215. Further declines bring $1.1118 into view. Since September, substantial rallies have met with trendline resistance, and any push back towards $1.143 could well meet the same fate. So far, no change […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors had recoiled from making further big bets ahead of news from US-China trade negotiations in Beijing later this week

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors had recoiled from making further big bets ahead of news from US-China trade negotiations in Beijing later this week

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors had recoiled from making further big bets ahead of news from US-China trade negotiations in Beijing later this week China’s benchmark stock indexes were trading flat on Tuesday morning after starting the Lunar New Year strong on Monday, while Hong Kong shares opened lower. Traders said that after […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) still on the back foot

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) still on the back foot

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) still on the back foot If GBP/USD has turned a corner longer term, it needs to start thinking about creating a higher low, preferably above $1.26. For now, the downtrend from last April seems to have turned into a consolidation phase over the past few months, with rallies towards $1.32 followed by retracements […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) 2.5-month-old price uptrend is still in place

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) 2.5-month-old price uptrend is still in place

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) 2.5-month-old price uptrend is still in place Technically, April gold futures prices closed nearer the session high low today. The bulls still have the overall near-term technical advantage. A 2.5-month-old price uptrend is still in place on the daily bar chart. Gold bulls’ next upside near-term price breakout objective is to […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rises after U.S. shutdown averted, White House talks Xi meeting

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rises after U.S. shutdown averted, White House talks Xi meeting

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) rises after U.S. shutdown averted, White House talks Xi meeting The Australian Dollar rose Tuesday as investors cheered an agreement struck overnight in Washington that will avert a second 2019 government shutdown, which has buoyed so-called risk assets including the Antipodean currency. President Donald Trump has secured partial funding for his proposed […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) retail sales slump 6.0% in December

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) retail sales slump 6.0% in December

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) retail sales slump 6.0% in December Retail sales in Singapore fell by 6.0% on a year-on-year basis in December, worsening from the 2.4% decline in the previous month as sales from all segments in the index including motor vehicle sales and computer and telecommunications equipment fell except for medical goods and […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Prices Pressured By Strong USDX

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Prices Pressured By Strong USDX

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Prices Pressured By Strong USDX Gold and silver prices are moderately lower in early-afternoon U.S. trading Monday. A higher U.S. dollar index early this week that hit a seven-week high today is a bearish “outside market” force working against the precious metals markets. April gold futures were last down $7.60 an ounce at $1,310.90. March Comex silver was […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) mixed earnings results

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) mixed earnings results

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) mixed earnings results It has been a positive day of trade for the Australian share market, with the local bourse snapping its two-day losing streak. Most of the sectors traded higher today with Energy, Utilities, Healthcare and Telcos leading the charge. The XJO was higher earlier in the session but selling […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors sentiment remained bullish

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors sentiment remained bullish

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors sentiment remained bullish China’s stock indices ended higher for a fourth trading day on Tuesday as investors sentiment remained bullish. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closed up 0.68 percent at 2,671.89 points. The Shenzhen Component Index ended 1.15 percent higher at 8,010.07 points. MSCI, one of the world’s largest […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pushes higher again

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pushes higher again

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) pushes higher again The USD/JPY recovery goes on here, with the price moving back above the 50-day simple moving average (SMA) for the first time since mid-December. Further gains target ¥111.52. Last week saw the price stabilise around ¥109.80, and then break higher. A pullback towards ¥110.00 might provide another buying opportunity. Overall, […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) isn’t quite in a bull market yet

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X)  isn’t quite in a bull market yet

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) isn’t quite in a bull market yet Following the crypto market’s quiet weekend trading session, most cryptocurrencies have continued to trade flat, and have thus far maintained nearly all of their recent price gains that were incurred during Friday’s market surge. Bitcoin (BTC) has found stability in the mid-$3,600 region and appears […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) struggling for direction

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) struggling for direction

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) struggling for direction Wall Street struggled for direction on Monday, with investors taking a pause as the United States and China began their latest trade negotiations and U.S. lawmakers tried to reach a deal on border funding. The market started on a strong note over the trade talks after China’s upbeat tone, […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) falls as investors eye progress in this week’s renewed U.S.-China trade talks

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) falls as investors eye progress in this week’s renewed U.S.-China trade talks

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) falls as investors eye progress in this week’s renewed U.S.-China trade talks Stocks were mixed on Monday, Feb. 11, as investors eyed progress in this week’s renewed U.S.-China trade talks. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer arrived in Beijing for trade talks Sunday that will focus […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) $35,000 Model 3 coming

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) $35,000 Model 3 coming

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) $35,000 Model 3 coming Tesla (TSLA) had a tough start of the year on the stock market despite having delivered profits for two quarters in a row – a first ever for the company. But now it jumps up in pre-market today after two positive notes from Wall Street analysts seeing  some upside. […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) acquiring home Wi-Fi start-up Eero

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) acquiring home Wi-Fi start-up Eero

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) acquiring home Wi-Fi start-up Eero Amazon said on Monday that it’s acquiring Eero, a developer of internet routers that can be easily connected in the home. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. It’s Amazon’s latest push into the smart home, following the acquisition of video doorbell maker Ring last year for $1 billion. Amazon’s […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) blew out earnings, but what can it do to keep growth going?

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) blew out earnings, but what can it do to keep growth going?

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) blew out earnings, but what can it do to keep growth going? Back in December, I wrote a piece that pained me to write. I suggested you get back into Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). It pained me because — among the cognoscenti and tech experts around which I work — Facebook is about as […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) after earnings, the stock plunged lower by more than 10 percent

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) after earnings, the stock plunged lower by more than 10 percent

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) after earnings, the stock plunged lower by more than 10 percent Twitter (NASDAQ:TWTR) recently reported earnings that disappointed Wall Street. The stock peaked out on February 6, 2019 at $35.21 a share. After earnings, the stock plunged lower by more than 10 percent and is currently trading around the $30.20 level. There are some short-term […]

United States Oil (USO) prices logged their lowest finish in two weeks

United States Oil (USO) prices logged their lowest finish in two weeks

United States Oil (USO) prices logged their lowest finish in two weeks Benchmark U.S. oil prices logged their lowest finish in two weeks on Monday, weighed down by worries about energy demand and a stronger dollar. Prices, however, finished off the session’s worst levels. John Caruso, senior market strategist at RJO Futures, said the market […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Weak Demand in China for iPhones

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Weak Demand in China for iPhones

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Weak Demand in China for iPhones Apple Inc. was little changed on Monday as investors looked past a report its smartphone shipments plummeted in China in the final quarter of 2018, suggesting that issue, a major headwind over the past several months, is priced into the stock for now. The stock briefly dipped as […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Pixel 4 could have support for dual SIM cards

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Pixel 4 could have support for dual SIM cards

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Pixel 4 could have support for dual SIM cards The Google Pixel 3 may have only been released a few months ago, but already rumors are starting to emerge regarding the Google Pixel 4. There are plenty of things we expect from the Pixel 4, like that it will most likely have a different […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) market is hoping US-China trade talks will at least yield an extension of March 1 deadline

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) market is hoping US-China trade talks will at least yield an extension of March 1 deadline

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) market is hoping US-China trade talks will at least yield an extension of March 1 deadline A 7.6 per cent year-on-year increase in domestic tourism during the Lunar New Year holiday failed to boost stocks on the first day of trading in the Year of the Pig in mainland […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) traders watching for developments of next round of US-China talks

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) traders watching for developments of next round of US-China talks

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) traders watching for developments of next round of US-China talks Asian stocks were mixed on Monday as traders watched for developments on a fresh round of trade talks with the United States this week in Beijing. Markets in China and Taiwan, reopening after a weeklong Lunar New Year break, edged higher […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) fast approaching major support zone

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) fast approaching major support zone

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) fast approaching major support zone EUR/USD is at 1.1320 at the start of the new week after falling 1.20% in the previous week’s trading. The outlook for EUR/USD is marginally bearish with our studies seeing a continuation of the recent decline. However, the pair is reaching a key support zone where further […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) will continue to shine amid a weak dollar

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) will continue to shine amid a weak dollar

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) will continue to shine amid a weak dollar Gold prices held steady on Monday, supported by uncertainties around Sino-U.S. trade war and concerns of slowing global economic growth, while a strong dollar weighed on the precious metal. Spot gold was steady at $1,313 per ounce at 0059 GMT. U.S. gold futures were […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) drifts lower within more uncertain period

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) drifts lower within more uncertain period

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) drifts lower within more uncertain period GBP/USD managed to rally through the $1.2979 resistance level on Thursday, with that short-term higher high pointing towards the possibility of further upside to come. However, with the price drifting lower, we are moving closer to the $1.2854 level which would denote a bearish continuation move. […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Little Guidance from Global Equity Markets

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Little Guidance from Global Equity Markets

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Little Guidance from Global Equity Markets The major equity indexes in Asia are trading mixed on Monday with investors watching out for developments on the U.S.-China trade situation. Negotiators are set to go back to the table later after taking the week off due to the Lunar New Year holidays. Last […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains pressured following a dovish shift from the RBA last week

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains pressured following a dovish shift from the RBA last week

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) remains pressured following a dovish shift from the RBA last week The Australian dollar remains pressured following the Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) dovish shift last week. After starting the week at .7250, the AUD/USD ended it at .7088, representing a decline of 2.2%. It was the largest weekly decline in […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) boosted by consumer stocks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) boosted by consumer stocks

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) boosted by consumer stocks Better earnings reported by luxury brands boosted sentiment in the Hong Kong and China stock markets on Monday, with all mainland Chinese gauges finishing higher on the first trading day of the Year of the Pig. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index had traded flat during most […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised for a big week of earnings

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised for a big week of earnings

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised for a big week of earnings Investors are poised for a big week of earnings, with a number of the local sharemarket’s most shorted stocks set to report their results this week. JB Hi-Fi, Super Retail Group, IOOF Holdings, Amcor, Bendigo & Adelaide Bank and AMP will all report earnings […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) core commerce business

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) core commerce business

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) core commerce business It will come as no surprise that the majority of Alibaba’s money comes from its core commerce segment. In fact, its cluster of commerce businesses made up 88% of its revenue for the most recent period. For the three months ended in December, revenue from core commerce increased […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) long waits for maintenance has some customers grumbling

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) long waits for maintenance has some customers grumbling

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) long waits for maintenance has some customers grumbling Gus Schmidt was so excited when he received his Tesla Model 3 sedan in August that he tweeted a photo of himself and his wife grinning next to the electric car. Six weeks later, the thrill was gone. The Fort Lauderdale, Fla., resident damaged […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) positive corporate results offset lingering scepticism over the United States and China reaching a trade deal

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) positive corporate results offset lingering scepticism over the United States and China reaching a trade deal

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) positive corporate results offset lingering scepticism over the United States and China reaching a trade deal The benchmark S&P 500 index and the Nasdaq edged upward to snap a two-day losing streak on Friday as positive corporate results offset lingering scepticism over the United States and China reaching a trade deal before […]

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) layoffs are expected in the coming days

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) layoffs are expected in the coming days

Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) layoffs are expected in the coming days It has been a rather troubling year for Blizzard fans all-told. That is, based on the reports about what has been going on behind the scenes. From the departure of longtime CEO Mike Morhaime to the scaling back of Heroes of the Storm to […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) May Soon Surge to $5,000

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) May Soon Surge to $5,000

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) May Soon Surge to $5,000 Following the positive volatility the markets experienced on Friday, Bitcoin (BTC) has been able to find stability in the $3,600 region, signaling that bulls are not ready to surrender the cryptocurrency’s recent price gains. Now, one analyst is claiming that Bitcoin may surge as high as $5,000 […]

United States Oil (USO) energy firms last week increased the number of oil rigs operating for the second time in three weeks

United States Oil (USO) energy firms last week increased the number of oil rigs operating for the second time in three weeks

United States Oil (USO) energy firms last week increased the number of oil rigs operating for the second time in three weeks Oil prices fell by around 1 percent on Monday as drilling activity in the United States, the world’s largest oil producer, picked up and financial markets were pulled down by trade concerns. In […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) made anywhere between $5 billion and $7 billion from Chinese advertisers

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) made anywhere between $5 billion and $7 billion from Chinese advertisers

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) made anywhere between $5 billion and $7 billion from Chinese advertisers In what can only be further evidence of the global reach of Facebook, reports show that the social media platform earned $5 billion in revenue from China. Yet Facebook has been prohibited in China since 2009. FACEBOOK’S FIFTH LARGEST MARKET, SURPRISINGLY, […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) earnings season winds down

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) earnings season winds down

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) earnings season winds down The Dow Jones Industrial Average and its counterpart in that of the S&P 500 will take their cues largely from non-scheduled data next week. As earnings season winds down, sentiment and price action will turn once again to the larger overarching themes that equities have faced for months. Trade wars remain […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone business is experiencing some turbulence

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone business is experiencing some turbulence

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone business is experiencing some turbulence Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone business is experiencing some turbulence from a number of factors, including lengthening smartphone upgrade cycles, trade tensions between the U.S. and China, and the company’s temporary low-cost iPhone battery-replacement program.  Now, according to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple has apparently “asked retail employees to promote new […]

Why cancel Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)?

Why cancel Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)?

Why cancel Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)? The streaming leader does not require a subscription. You can sign up for a month, watch a whole bunch of shows, and then leave. The company’s steady subscriber growth suggests that’s not happening in any major numbers, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make it work for you. Whether you […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Index ETF (2833.HK) 8.60% Higher Over past 13 Weeks

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Index ETF (2833.HK) 8.60% Higher Over past 13 Weeks

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) 8.60% Higher Over past 13 Weeks Shares of Hang Seng Index ETF (2833.HK) have been trending up over the past quarter, revealing solid bullish momentum for the equity, as they ran 8.60 over the past 13 weeks.  Looking more nearterm, the stock moved 1.25% for the week.  Looking slightly […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) a flat start to the week is expected

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) a flat start to the week is expected

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) a flat start to the week is expected The Australian market is expected to start the week flat as investors wait to see earnings results for a swathe of firms. The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index on Friday closed down 0.3 per cent at 6,071.5 points while the broader All Ordinaries eased 0.4 […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) not surprising that gold ETFs have seen four straight months of net inflows

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) not surprising that gold ETFs have seen four straight months of net inflows

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) not surprising that gold ETFs have seen four straight months of net inflows Wobbly stock prices are sending many panicked people running scared for gold, sending prices for the yellow metal soaring. Savvy investors should follow suit. The World Gold Council recently reported that investors sank $3.1 billion into gold-backed exchange-traded funds for […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) bias remains neutral this week

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) bias remains neutral this week

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) bias remains neutral this week USD/JPY edged higher to 110.16 last week but turned sideway since then. Initial bias remains neutral this week first. On the upside, break of 110.16 will extend the rebound from 104.69. But we’d expect strong resistance from 61.8% retracement of 114.54 to 104.69 at 110.77 to […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) bullish mood that was starting to build in China will be tested

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) bullish mood that was starting to build in China will be tested

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) bullish mood that was starting to build in China will be tested The bullish mood that was starting to build in China will be tested when markets reopen Monday as concern over the U.S. trade relationship resurfaces. For clues on how investors may react, look to Hong Kong, where Chinese […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Bounce looks likely, a break would be reason to turn more aggressively short

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Bounce looks likely, a break would be reason to turn more aggressively short

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Bounce looks likely, a break would be reason to turn more aggressively short Last week, the Euro furthered weakness off confluent trend-line resistance. The move from resistance already has big support in view as the trading range remains quite narrow in historical terms. Only a small handful of times has the 6-month […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) BoE cuts growth forecasts but Sterling re-traces the sell-off

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) BoE cuts growth forecasts but Sterling re-traces the sell-off

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) BoE cuts growth forecasts but Sterling re-traces the sell-off A tough week for trying to value Sterling looking forward with a mildly dovish Bank of England Report having only a short-term negative effect on GBP, while the Irish backstop problem becomes seemingly even more entrenched. We do not like changing forecasts on […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) retail sales dip

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) retail sales dip

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) retail sales dip The Australian dollar had its worst week since October, falling 2.2 percent. The Aussie has declined 2.5% in February, erasing most of the gains seen in January. We’ll get a look at business and consumer confidence, both of which are struggling. Here is an outlook for the highlights of this week […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja is prompting questions about the company’s sustainability

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja is prompting questions about the company’s sustainability

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja is prompting questions about the company’s sustainability The retirement of Tesla Inc. Chief Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja is prompting questions about the company’s sustainability among financial investors who are jittery about the Silicon Valley company’s high turnover rate among top ranking executives.  Between September 2009 and June 2018, Tesla […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) struggling at the long-term 200-day line

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) struggling at the long-term 200-day line

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) struggling at the long-term 200-day line Dow Jones futures fell Thursday night, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures. The current stock market rally has hit resistance at the 200-day line, with China trade fears slamming the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and Nasdaq on Thursday. Notably, FANG stocks Amazon (AMZN), Facebook (FB) and Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL) are […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock looks poised to do very well in 2019

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock looks poised to do very well in 2019

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock looks poised to do very well in 2019 After reaching bear-market territory, Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) stock may have finally begun its turnaround. Since hitting a low on Dec. 24, Facebook stock has risen by over 35%. The company’s better-than-expected-fourth-quarter earnings and revenue helped fuel the recovery. FB stock could pull back since the shares […]

True believers in Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) and blockchain technology still gush about its enormous potential

True believers in Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) and blockchain technology still gush about its enormous potential

True believers in Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) and blockchain technology still gush about its enormous potential Bitcoin might be down 80% from its peak, but true believers in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology still gush about its enormous potential.Some still see bitcoin as the ultimate hedge against disaster.”There is a really good chance we have something better than […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) earnings and revenue topped fourth-quarter estimates but stock fell

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) earnings and revenue topped fourth-quarter estimates but stock fell

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) earnings and revenue topped fourth-quarter estimates but stock fell Twitter earnings and revenue topped fourth-quarter estimates, though the social site gave somewhat cautious revenue guidance. Twitter stock fell. Twitter (TWTR) earned 31 cents a share adjusted as revenue grew 24% to $909 million. Wall Street expected adjusted Twitter earnings of 25 cents on revenue […]

United States Oil (USO) and natural gas rig count inched up by one rig week on week to 1,114

United States Oil (USO) and natural gas rig count inched up by one rig week on week to 1,114

United States Oil (USO) and natural gas rig count inched up by one rig week on week to 1,114 The US oil and natural gas rig count inched up by one rig week on week to 1,114, rising for the second week in a row after a relatively lengthy prior period of declines, according to […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) heading towards key support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) heading towards key support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) heading towards key support EUR/USD continues to fall, with a relentless move lower over the past four days. The price is now below the 50-day simple moving average (SMA), and further declines target the $1.13 level, previously support in late January. Aside from the mid-November spike lower. This has held as strong support […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) looking to break higher

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) looking to break higher

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) looking to break higher Attempts to break above ¥110.00 have been fruitless so far for USD/JPY, but rising trendline support from the 31 January lows means we have an ascending triangle pattern in play. A break higher targets ¥111.36, while a bearish view targeting ¥108.60 would require a break below ¥109.70. Overall, […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) stocks seen better than expected results were rewarded with strong gains

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) stocks seen better than expected results were rewarded with strong gains

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) stocks seen better than expected results were rewarded with strong gains The Australian sharemarket closed at four-month high on Thursday as better than expected results were rewarded with strong gains. The S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 66.4 points, or 1.1 per cent, to 6092.5 while the broader All Ordinaries climbed 67.3 points, […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Heffx Technical Analysis

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Heffx Technical Analysis

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Heffx Technical Analysis Gold and silver prices are trading near stead in early-afternoon U.S. trading Thursday. Prices are well off their daily lows as the U.S. dollar index has backed down from its daily high. Still, the greenback has rallied strongly this week and hit a four-week high overnight. Combined with sharply lower crude […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) price breakout objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at $16.50 an ounce

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) price breakout objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at $16.50 an ounce

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) price breakout objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at $16.50 an ounce March silver futures prices closed near the session high today. The silver bulls have the overall near-term technical advantage amid a seven-week-old price uptrend on the daily bar chart. Silver bulls’ next upside price breakout […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) poised for continued upbeat momentum

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) poised for continued upbeat momentum

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) poised for continued upbeat momentum China’s stocks posted their best monthly performance in January in a year, as the world’s biggest emerging equity market recovered from the world-beating decline in 2018. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 3.6 per cent last month, the biggest gain since January 2018. Equities were […]

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) resurfacing concerns over the slowdown in the global economic growth

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) resurfacing concerns over the slowdown in the global economic growth

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) resurfacing concerns over the slowdown in the global economic growth Resurfacing concerns over the slowdown in the global economic growth today weighed on the market sentiment and hurt the demand for risk-sensitive commodities. Additionally, reports of U.S. President Trump not planning to meet his Chinese counterpart Xi before the March deadline […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA adopted a neutral bias on the outlook for Australia’s cash rate

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA adopted a neutral bias on the outlook for Australia’s cash rate

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA adopted a neutral bias on the outlook for Australia’s cash rate The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) delivered a sledgehammer to the Australian dollar on Wednesday, leaving it on track to log its largest percentage decline in over two years. The damage can be seen in the scoreboard below as […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) on the cusp of exiting a bear market

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) on the cusp of exiting a bear market

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) on the cusp of exiting a bear market The Nasdaq Composite is on the cusp of exiting a bear market, rebounding nearly 20% from its Christmas Eve low and highlighting the resilience of the technology shares that have long powered the market higher. The index heavily weights shares of technology firms like […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) cuts the price of the Model 3

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) cuts the price of the Model 3

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) cuts the price of the Model 3 Tesla cut the price of its most affordable car, the Model 3, by $1,100 making the new starting price $42,900.That’s still a long way from the $35,000 price tag that Tesla CEO Elon Musk promised when the Model 3 was first unveiled in 2016. Still, […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) expected to release earnings on Feb. 7

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) expected to release earnings on Feb. 7

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) expected to release earnings on Feb. 7 Twitter (NYSE: TWTR ) is expected to release earnings on Feb. 7, before the open. Year-to-date, Twitter stock is up about 19%. I believe that the relatively strong recent performance of the stock has been based on robust fundamentals. Last quarter, the company topped analyst estimates after which Wall […]

United States Oil (USO) production levels in the country stayed at record levels

United States Oil (USO) production levels in the country stayed at record levels

United States Oil (USO) production levels in the country stayed at record levels U.S. oil prices dipped on Thursday after U.S. crude inventories rose and as production levels in the country stayed at record levels, but OPEC-led supply cuts and the crisis in Venezuela supported markets. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) e-commerce dominance is just the beginning

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) e-commerce dominance is just the beginning

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) e-commerce dominance is just the beginning Alibaba is best known for its dominance in the e-commerce market in China, but the company is increasingly becoming a big player in the artificial intelligence space as well. Just a few months ago it announced that it’s developing its own AI chip, which will be […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is again the most valuable U.S. public company

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is again the most valuable U.S. public company

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is again the most valuable U.S. public company Two months after losing its title as the most valuable U.S. public company, and a month after revealing that iPhone sales were disappointing in the holiday season, Apple Inc. AAPL, +0.03% has regained its throne for highest market capitalization. Apple shares added 6 cents Wednesday after announcing the departure of […]

Falling margins need to reverse course before Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) stock breaks out to new highs

Falling margins need to reverse course before Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) stock breaks out to new highs

Falling margins need to reverse course before Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) stock breaks out to new highs Technology giant Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL, NASDAQ:GOOG) reported fourth-quarter numbers after the bell on Monday, Feb. 4. Although the company topped both revenue and profit estimates, Google stock dropped in response due to concerns regarding swelling costs. Specifically, operating margins dropped to 21%. […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) What drove the market?

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) What drove the market?

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) What drove the market? In his speech to the nation Tuesday night, Trump said he had “great respect” for Chinese President Xi Jinping, adding that the two leaders are working on a new trade deal, while insisting that any agreement “include real, structural change to end unfair trade practices, reduce our chronic […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has reversed the losses trend

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has reversed the losses trend

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has reversed the losses trend A new ray of hope is being seen for Mark Zuckerberg, as experts believe Facebook is a stock to buy ahead. Last year has been a very challenging period for Facebook and chief Zuckerberg due to data breach scandal, so much so, that forget investors even its […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Sinks to Weekly Low at $3,400

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Sinks to Weekly Low at $3,400

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Sinks to Weekly Low at $3,400 After an extended period of sideways trading in the mid-to-upper $3,400 region, Bitcoin (BTC) has failed to break through its nearest resistance level at $3,500, which has led the cryptocurrency to drop to its support level at $3,400. Although BTC has yet to break decisively below […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) breaks below key support levels

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) breaks below key support levels

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) breaks below key support levels EUR/USD has been continuing its descent as we move through the week, with a break below $1.1434 and $1.1406 negating the previous creation of higher lows. That points towards further downside, even if we are in retracement mode. Watch out for the 61.8% or 76.4% Fibonacci levels to […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Uptrend Above $1,300

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Uptrend Above $1,300

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Uptrend Above $1,300 During the past few days, there was a solid rise in gold price above the $1,295 resistance against the US Dollar. The price surpassed the $1,300 and $1,320 resistance levels before starting a downside correction. The 4-hour chart of XAU/USD indicates that the price traded as high as […]

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) may have fallen to the base of the channel

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) may have fallen to the base of the channel

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) may have fallen to the base of the channel The U.S. Dollar / Canadian Dollar exchange rate is trading at 1.3125 at the time of writing after falling to the base of its rising channel. Mixed opinions about the outlook for the Canadian Dollar probably mean the main fundamental driver for the weakness […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) holds above 6,000

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) holds above 6,000

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) holds above 6,000 The Australian share market popped higher at the open after all US indices gained ahead of Trump’s State of Union address, with the Nasdaq and Dow Jones up the most, about 0.7 per cent. The local bourse quickly sank into the red and quickly recovered, with Tech and […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Renewed Fears Over Trade Talks

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Renewed Fears Over Trade Talks

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Renewed Fears Over Trade Talks The Dollar/Yen is trading lower on Wednesday as safe-haven buying drew investors into the Japanese Yen. Although some market participants are calling President Trump’s State of the Union address a “dud”, Dollar/Yen traders seem to be leaning to the negative side. Trump didn’t say much to […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) respecting Fibonacci support

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) respecting Fibonacci support

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) respecting Fibonacci support GBP/USD sold off into the 76.4% Fibonacci support level over the past week, with the pair starting to find some buyers from that $1.2922 level. This points towards a likely move higher to continue the bullish trend in play over the past month. A break below $1.2930 would signify a […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Australian central bank governor says future rate cut is possible

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Australian central bank governor says future rate cut is possible

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Australian central bank governor says future rate cut is possible Philip Lowe told the National Press Club in Sydney on Wednesday, that the chance of the rate cut is more likely than it used to be, changing the RBA’s tone slightly. ‘Looking forward there are scenario where the outlook in the […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) looks as if the market is ready to go towards the $16

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) looks as if the market is ready to go towards the $16

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) looks as if the market is ready to go towards the $16 Silver markets went back and forth during the trading session on Tuesday, as we continue to hover around the $15.85 level. The 20 day EMA has offered support during the previous session, forming a hammer. Ultimately, it looks […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock price target cut to $283 from $291

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock price target cut to $283 from $291

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock price target cut to $283 from $291 Morgan Stanley lowered its stock price target for Telsa Inc. TSLA, +2.70% to $283 from $291 on Tuesday and said 2019 will help provide an answer to the question of whether the company can fund its growth plans without needing external capital. “Expectations appear reasonably managed, but […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Surges to Two-Month High as Earnings Season Keeps on Giving

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Surges to Two-Month High as Earnings Season Keeps on Giving

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Surges to Two-Month High as Earnings Season Keeps on Giving Led by the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the U.S. stock market traded sharply higher on Tuesday after a fresh batch of earnings surprised to the upside, underscoring another solid quarter for corporate America. DOW RECORDS STRONG GAINS All of Wall […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) pursuing alternative sources of growth

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) pursuing alternative sources of growth

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) pursuing alternative sources of growth Thanks to concerns about weakening iPhone sales, the Apple stock price shed as much as 39% of its value between early October and the first days of January. And while shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) have recovered a bit since (up 20% from about $142 to about $171), the concerns […]

Kiwis using New Zealand share platform Hatch can now buy shares in Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)

Kiwis using New Zealand share platform Hatch can now buy shares in Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)

Kiwis using New Zealand share platform Hatch can now buy shares in Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Kiwis using New Zealand share platform Hatch can now buy shares in Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba.  Hatch is an online service owned by KiwiSaver provider Kiwi Wealth, which lets self-directed investors build themselves portfolios of shares […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Volatility Plunges, Likely to Increase Significantly in Near Future

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Volatility Plunges, Likely to Increase Significantly in Near Future

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Volatility Plunges, Likely to Increase Significantly in Near Future At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading up marginally at its current price of $3,460. Over the past seven days, Bitcoin has been trading choppily between approximately $3,400 and $3,500 and has been narrowing this range over the past couple of days. This isn’t […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) PMI down 0.4 point to 50.7 in January

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) PMI down 0.4 point to 50.7 in January

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) PMI down 0.4 point to 50.7 in January The growth of new orders, new exports and factory output slowed down. The Singapore Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) recorded a further 0.4 point drop from the previous month to a slower expansion at 50.7 in January, according to the Singapore Institute of Purchasing […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors await Trump’s State of the Union speech

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors await Trump’s State of the Union speech

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) investors await Trump’s State of the Union speech Stocks closed higher Tuesday, with the S&P 500 extending its winning streak to a fifth session, as investors continued to sort through corporate earnings while awaiting President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address in the evening. How did major benchmarks fare? The Dow […]

Analysts concerned after Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) offers increased spending and vague commentary on financial performance

Analysts concerned after Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) offers increased spending and vague commentary on financial performance

Analysts concerned after Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) offers increased spending and vague commentary on financial performance Shares of Alphabet Inc. are falling Tuesday after the company disclosed a sizable increase in spending, prompting a series of questions about the internet giant’s future. Google-parent Alphabet GOOGL, +0.92% GOOG, +1.16%  reported better-than-expected financial results on Monday afternoon, but concerns about the company’s expense outlook seem […]

The easy money in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock has been made

The easy money in Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) stock has been made

In November, I called Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) the best contrarian trade in tech. Falling markets had dragged Netflix stock down with them. That in turn gave NFLX a chance to bounce when investor confidence inevitably returned. Indeed, as I wrote at the time, nothing really had changed in the Netflix business. Its Q3 results were solid, and the company still was […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock continues to astound

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock continues to astound

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock continues to astound This time last year, I predicted that Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) business would continue to grow at a rapid pace, pushing AMZN stock all the way to $10,000. Of course, I wasn’t suggesting it would happen immediately. Rather, it might take as long as 7.5 years to get there, which would still […]