United States Oil (USO) production has become a major factor in world supply

United States Oil (USO) production has become a major factor in world supply

United States Oil (USO) production has become a major factor in world supply During just six months crude oil prices ripped higher by about 20 percent, plunged more than 40 percent and snapped back 25 percent, an intense volatility that analysts warn could be the new normal in the oil market. December was a real […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Back to 110.00 as Recovery Sets in

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Back to 110.00 as Recovery Sets in

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Back to 110.00 as Recovery Sets in Similar to the British Pound above, USD/JPY started the year with fireworks that have seemingly taken a back seat over the past four weeks. Prices in USD/JPY have recovered from the earlier-year ‘flash crash,’ and prices have run back-up to a key zone of resistance that runs from […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) RBA speech ahead

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) RBA speech ahead

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) RBA speech ahead Australian shares are poised to edge higher ahead of a midday speech by RBA governor Philip Lowe. ASX futures were up 7 points at 4.45am AEDT. Today’s Agenda Local data: RBA governor Lowe speaks at midday Overseas data: German factory orders December, Donald Trump State of the Union […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) helped by a lift in US bond yields

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) helped by a lift in US bond yields

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) helped by a lift in US bond yields The main them of Monday’s session was broad based US dollar strength, helped by a lift in US bond yields despite another weak reading on US factory orders in November. “AUD/USD eased modestly in line with the stronger USD,” said Joseph Capurso, Senior […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) at near-3-month high

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) at near-3-month high

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) at near-3-month high British blue-chip shares surged to their highest in nearly three months on Tuesday as heavyweight BP doubled its annual profit and miners rallied on higher iron ore prices while a weaker pound was also supportive. London’s main index .FTSE added 2 percent, extending itswinning streak to six days […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) at key support

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) at key support

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) at key support Bulls will need to watch this GBP/USD battle around $1.302 carefully. If they can hold this zone of support, then an attempt to challenge $1.31 is possible, with a break of this lower high signaling a fresh bullish move in the ongoing uptrend from the December lows. A failure to […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Prices Pausing In Their Uptrends

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Prices Pausing In Their Uptrends

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Prices Pausing In Their Uptrends Gold and silver prices are near steady in early-afternoon U.S. trading Tuesday. A rebound in the U.S. dollar index this week is limiting buying interest in the precious metals markets. However, the bulls can correctly argue gold and silver are just seeing normal, and even healthy, downside corrections and […]

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) further growth may be cancelled

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) further growth may be cancelled

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) further growth may be cancelled NZDUSD is trading at 0.6896; the instrument is moving above Ichimoku Cloud, thus indicating an ascending tendency. The markets could indicate that the price may test the upside border of the cloud at 0.6860 and then resume moving upwards to reach 0.7010. Another signal to confirm […]

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (Jan.) was released earlier and missed projections

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (Jan.) was released earlier and missed projections

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (Jan.) was released earlier and missed projections The ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI (Jan.) was released earlier and missed projections. The figure came in at 56.7, beneath estimates (57.2) and the previous report (58.0). Today’s ISM numbers continue the trend of lagging indicators that suggest a cooling of the U.S. […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Mixed After Wall Street Gains

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Mixed After Wall Street Gains

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Mixed After Wall Street Gains All three Wall Street benchmark indexes closed higher on Monday, lead by gains in the technology and industrials sectors, as traders geared themselves up for another week of earnings reports, which they are hoping will continue to carry the markets. The S&P 500 closed […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) recently have seen normal profit taking after hitting an eight-month high last week

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) recently have seen normal profit taking after hitting an eight-month high last week

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) recently have seen normal profit taking after hitting an eight-month high last week Technically, April gold futures prices closed nearer the session high today. Prices recently have seen normal profit taking after hitting an eight-month high last week. The bulls still have the firm overall near-term technical advantage. A 2.5-month-old price […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) could soon announce a sharply higher stock buyback authorization of $12 billion to $15 billion

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) could soon announce a sharply higher stock buyback authorization of $12 billion to $15 billion

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) could soon announce a sharply higher stock buyback authorization of $12 billion to $15 billion With Google stock trading some 13% below its all-time high heading into Monday’s fourth-quarter earnings report, the timing could be right for parent Alphabet (GOOGL) to increase its share buyback program. Google stock is trading well below a standard […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) reported an earnings beat in its fiscal third quarter Jan. 30, just one day after its home country saw a “day of disaster” for earnings

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) reported an earnings beat in its fiscal third quarter Jan. 30, just one day after its home country saw a “day of disaster” for earnings

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) reported an earnings beat in its fiscal third quarter Jan. 30, just one day after its home country saw a “day of disaster” for earnings Chinese e-commerce platform Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA) reported an earnings beat in its fiscal third quarter Jan. 30, just one day after its home country saw a […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) start taking orders in China

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) start taking orders in China

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) start taking orders in China U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc said it will start taking orders in China on Friday for a lower-priced version of its Model 3 car, as it seeks to accelerate China sales hit by trade friction between Washington and Beijing. After gaining a significant foothold in the United States, […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Technology stocks led the upside

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Technology stocks led the upside

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Technology stocks led the upside Technology stocks led the upside in afternoon trading Monday. Top stocks in the Nasdaq 100 included Adobe (ADBE), up nearly 4%. It cleared the 250 level, which had been resistance in recent days. In the Dow Jones today, Microsoft (MSFT) and Apple (AAPL) were top gainers, rising more than 2% each. […]

United States Oil (USO) expectations of tightening global supply due to U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and production cuts led by OPEC

United States Oil (USO) expectations of tightening global supply due to U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and production cuts led by OPEC

United States Oil (USO) expectations of tightening global supply due to U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and production cuts led by OPEC U.S. oil prices inched up on Tuesday, buoyed by expectations of tightening global supply due to U.S. sanctions on Venezuela and production cuts led by OPEC. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were at $54.77 per barrel at 0223 GMT, up […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) More Pressure

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) More Pressure

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) More Pressure Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Thu 7 Feb (In 4 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.20 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) less than 2% shy of exiting from a bear market

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) less than 2% shy of exiting from a bear market

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) less than 2% shy of exiting from a bear market Don’t look now, but the Nasdaq Composite Index is poised to make a decidedly upbeat turn for the bulls. The stock-market benchmark, often employed as a proxy for the health of technology and internet-related stocks, on Dec. 21 closed more than 20% […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) boosted the Dow

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) boosted the Dow

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) boosted the Dow Apple (AAPL), Microsoft (MSFT) and Boeing (BA) boosted the Dow. Apple, up 3%, marked its fourth straight advance since regaining its 50-day moving average on Wednesday. The stock is starting to build the right side of a steep base after a 39% correction. Shares are still 26% below their Oct. 3 high. JPMorgan said in a […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) bounce that could see the cryptocurrency end the year at nearly double its current price

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) bounce that could see the cryptocurrency end the year at nearly double its current price

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) bounce that could see the cryptocurrency end the year at nearly double its current price A bitcoin renaissance could see the digital currency rise by as much as 84 per cent by the end of 2019, according to a panel of experts polled by Finder.com.au. After peaking at $US20,000 in December 2017 […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) More Upbeat

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) More Upbeat

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) More Upbeat Facebook (FB) went through a rough 2018. After multiple privacy and data scandals, CEO Mark Zuckerberg was forced to testify in front of Congress, as the company dragged through the mud by the media. As a result, the company’s stock lost 40% of its value in the second half of […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Lunar New Year holidays

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Lunar New Year holidays

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Lunar New Year holidays Shares in Hong Kong, Japan and Australia saw gains on Monday. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index, which closed earlier at 12:00 p.m. HK/SIN today with the eve of the Lunar New Year holidays, edged up 0.21 percent to close at 27,990.21. Over in Japan, the Nikkei 225 advanced […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating after recent gains

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating after recent gains

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating after recent gains EUR/USD failed to really push on at the end of last week, with Friday’s rebound failing to gain enough traction to push the pair through the $1.1514 peak.That means we could be looking at a retracement, with the recent rally having moved into and reversed around the 76.4% Fibonacci […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors just got the final piece of a 13-month inquiry into the rampant misconduct at the nation’s biggest banks and financial firms

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors just got the final piece of a 13-month inquiry into the rampant misconduct at the nation’s biggest banks and financial firms

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) investors just got the final piece of a 13-month inquiry into the rampant misconduct at the nation’s biggest banks and financial firms Australian investors just got the final piece of a 13-month inquiry into the rampant misconduct at the nation’s biggest banks and financial firms that could set the tone for […]

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) pullback likely to bring another leg higher

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) pullback likely to bring another leg higher

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) pullback likely to bring another leg higher NZD/USD has been drifting lower since Friday’s high, with the pair moving into the potential ascending trendline support. The trend over the short term points towards this sell-off being temporary, with another leg higher likely before long. As such, this sell-off looks like a […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Jobs and Housing Markets Falter Ahead of Key RBA Interest Rate Decision

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Jobs and Housing Markets Falter Ahead of Key RBA Interest Rate Decision

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Jobs and Housing Markets Falter Ahead of Key RBA Interest Rate Decision The Australian Dollar fell into the new week Monday after surveys showed the jobs and housing markets struggling early in the New Year, just hours before the latest interest rate guidance is due from the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA). Fresh […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) fall in thin trade as risk aversion recedes

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) fall in thin trade as risk aversion recedes

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) fall in thin trade as risk aversion recedes Gold prices slipped on Monday as risk aversion waned with the progress in U.S.-China trade talks, while a firm dollar kept the bullion under pressure. Spot gold was down 0.4 percent to $1,312.56 per ounce as of 0455 GMT, having hit their highest since […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Chinese New Year holidays a prevalent distraction for a good part of the week

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Chinese New Year holidays a prevalent distraction for a good part of the week

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Chinese New Year holidays a prevalent distraction for a good part of the week As noted in our Asia week ahead, a relatively quiet week sets ahead compared to the barrage of events we saw in the previous one. Alongside the thinned market on the back of the Chinese New Year holidays, […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) continues to drift lower

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) continues to drift lower

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) continues to drift lower GBP/USD has been drifting lower after a recent uptrend that took the pair into a three-month high. The current move lower looks to take the form of a falling wedge, with a strong possibility that the wider bullish trend will come back into play once more. A […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) suggests little movement and mild upside

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) suggests little movement and mild upside

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) suggests little movement and mild upside The Singapore stock market headed south again on Friday, one session after it had ended the three-day slide in which it had stumbled almost 30 points or 0.9 percent. The Straits Times Index now rests just beneath the 3,190-point plateau although it figures to bounce […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) could soar this year if it introduces media bundling

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) could soar this year if it introduces media bundling

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) could soar this year if it introduces media bundling Apple has made quite a comeback since it reported better-than-feared earnings, but many investors have little faith that the iPhone-maker can return to a $1 trillion market value with slowing smartphone demand. Morgan Stanley, however, disagrees. In fact, the bank said life beyond iPhone could […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) hovering over the $3,450 mark again

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) hovering over the $3,450 mark again

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) hovering over the $3,450 mark again Bitcoin is down a fraction of half percent on the day, trading at around $3,476, according to CoinMarketCap. Looking at its weekly chart on CoinMarketCap, the current price is about 3 percent lower than $3,594, the price at which Bitcoin started the week. The stock market is […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) hardware business will continue to impress

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) hardware business will continue to impress

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) hardware business will continue to impress Mark Mahaney of RBC believes that Google’s hardware business will continue to impress. “Google has over the past few years made hardware development and innovation a bigger strategic and engineering focus for the company, via both acquisitions (Nest, HTC) and organic efforts. The result has been […]

United States Oil (USO) OPEC oil supply fell in January by the largest amount in two years

United States Oil (USO) OPEC oil supply fell in January by the largest amount in two years

United States Oil (USO) OPEC oil supply fell in January by the largest amount in two years Oil prices prices were stable on Monday, largely maintaining gains from the previous session as OPEC-led supply cuts and U.S. sanctions against Venezuela provided the market with support. International Brent crude oil futures were at $62.76 per barrel at 0507 […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) top stocks have broken out into buy zones

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) top stocks have broken out into buy zones

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) top stocks have broken out into buy zones Dow Jones futures were little changed Sunday night, along with S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures. The current stock market rally recently ended a short pause, with the Dow Jones, S&P 500 index and Nasdaq composite rallying to their best levels since […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) scheduled to report fourth quarter earnings in the upcoming week

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) scheduled to report fourth quarter earnings in the upcoming week

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) scheduled to report fourth quarter earnings in the upcoming week Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) is yet another important digital economy stock that’s scheduled to report fourth quarter earnings in the upcoming week. Analysts are expecting a 31% surge in income to $0.25 a share on sales of $869 million. The company will report on […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) turns 15

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) turns 15

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) turns 15 Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook on February 4, 2004 — 15 years ago to the day on Monday. Since then, Facebook has become the most popular social networking site in the world, while Zuckerberg’s net worth has exploded to more than $60 billion. In recent years, Zuckerberg’s leadership has come into […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Heffx Trading Outlook

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Heffx Trading Outlook

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Heffx Trading Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. The projected upper bound is: 7,642.39. The projected lower bound is: 6,885.98. The projected closing price is: 7,264.19. Candlesticks A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened). During the […]

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) customer base will create an invisible price increase of its own

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) customer base will create an invisible price increase of its own

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) customer base will create an invisible price increase of its own Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) just raised prices. Customers hated it. Investors loved it. It caused a stir, and then it faded away — and, if patterns hold, it should be at least a year or two before we see Netflix hike prices again. But that doesn’t mean […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) tracking gold to see a modest gain in 2019

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) tracking gold to see a modest gain in 2019

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) tracking gold to see a modest gain in 2019 Silver prices will track gold to see a modest gain in 2019 according to the average forecast from  analysts taking part in this year’s survey by wholesale metals trade body the London Bullion Market Association. After falling within 1 cent of 2015’s […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) busy week for local investors

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) busy week for local investors

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) busy week for local investors Australian shares are poised to open higher though trading hesitant ahead of Commissioner Hayne’s report. ASX futures were up 20 points. The Australian dollar slipped 0.3 per cent. It’s going to be a busy week for local investors with today’s report on the financial sector first […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA might well be forced to step in soon and actually cut official interest rates

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA might well be forced to step in soon and actually cut official interest rates

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) RBA might well be forced to step in soon and actually cut official interest rates The AUD/USD might have seen a bit of a resurgence in the last week or so, but there are rumblings that the RBA might well be forced to step in soon and actually cut official interest […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) upcoming week’s key events are the BoE rate announcement and inflation report

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) upcoming week’s key events are the BoE rate announcement and inflation report

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) upcoming week’s key events are the BoE rate announcement and inflation report After a string of weekly gains, cable headed lower last week. Parliament revisited the withdrawal agreement, but the confusion over a post-Brexit remains. Lawmakers indicated that they oppose a no-deal and sent Theresa May back to Brussels to renegotiate […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) bounce has plenty of resistance to contend with

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) bounce has plenty of resistance to contend with

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) bounce has plenty of resistance to contend with The Euro continues to be a difficult handle with volatility extremely low. The 3-month percentage range is the smallest it’s been since the doldrums of 2014. We may not be in for a massive move like the one that began then, but we are […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) tide has turned for the Singapore office market

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) tide has turned for the Singapore office market

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) tide has turned for the Singapore office market Singapore’s Office Price Index rose by 5.7 per cent the whole of last year compared with a 2.4 per cent decline in 2017, according to statistics from the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). With the index rising six straight quarters, accumulating a total gain […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Wall Street voters remained bullish

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Wall Street voters remained bullish

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Wall Street voters remained bullish Wall Street and Main Street look for gold to keep climbing next week, according to the Kitco News gold survey. Many traders and analysts cited a dovish Federal Open Market Committee after a policy meeting this week, in which officials indicated they are pausing in the monetary-tightening cycle […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) What could go wrong?

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) What could go wrong?

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) What could go wrong? Prepare for a repeat of China’s 2015 boom, bust and whimper? Days after replacing an overly cautious securities regulator, Beijing has mounted a multi-pronged effort to revive the market’s buzz: It set out the framework for a new tech-stocks exchange, cleared the way for more margin loans, made it easier for […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors remain somewhat cautious

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors remain somewhat cautious

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Investors remain somewhat cautious Investors remain somewhat cautious, which has kept the safe-haven yen subdued. The markets have digested that the Fed will likely ease up on monetary policy in 2019, which weighed on the greenback in January. The global trade war continues and investors are waiting to see if tensions […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) red hot after the nightmare of 2018

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) red hot after the nightmare of 2018

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) red hot after the nightmare of 2018 Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shot up 8 per cent in January, after suffering a loss of 15 per cent over all of last year. On Thursday, the Hang Seng closed at the highest level in four months – 27,942.47, or a 1.1 […]

United States Oil (USO) Sanctions On Venezuela Could Be An Energy Windfall For India And China

United States Oil (USO) Sanctions On Venezuela Could Be An Energy Windfall For India And China

United States Oil (USO) Sanctions On Venezuela Could Be An Energy Windfall For India And China Oil sanctions imposed by the U.S. on Venezuela earlier this week could prove to be an energy windfall for India and China. The Trump Administration announced sanctions against Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A., or PDVSA, targeting […]

Apple has suspended Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) employees’ ability to run internal iOS

Apple has suspended Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) employees’ ability to run internal iOS

Apple has suspended Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) employees’ ability to run internal iOS On Thursday, Apple revoked Google’s ability to run internal iOS apps, leaving Google employees unable to access tools necessary to do their jobs, according to a report in The Verge. The move was meant as a punishment for Google’s use of a data-collecting app […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Relative Strength Index (RSI) for the cryptocurrency has reached the oversold area

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Relative Strength Index (RSI) for the cryptocurrency has reached the oversold area

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Relative Strength Index (RSI) for the cryptocurrency has reached the oversold area Despite Current Trends, Investors Should Stay Calm According to the Forbes article, crypto investors should not adopt a bearish attitude, even if the Bitcoin price goes below the US $3,000 threshold. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) for the cryptocurrency has reached the […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) keeps growing with no sign of slowing down

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) keeps growing with no sign of slowing down

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) keeps growing with no sign of slowing down Despite the scandals and controversies, Facebook analysts agree on one thing: The social media giant keeps growing with no sign of slowing down. Analysts also agree that by all metrics, the company exceeded expectations posting strong fourth-quarter numbers after the bell on Wednesday. Analysts pointed out that […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) remained aggressive in buying back its stock

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) remained aggressive in buying back its stock

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) remained aggressive in buying back its stock Apple Inc. remained aggressive in buying back its stock when momentum was strong, and prices held above the $200 mark, but when the going got tough for investors, Apple was nowhere to be found. In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the technology […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) moves above the 100 day MA stalled and rotated back below

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) moves above the 100 day MA stalled and rotated back below

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) moves above the 100 day MA stalled and rotated back below The Nasdaq index with less than an hour left in trading, is trading higher by 76 points or 1.08% at 7260.  Solid gain, but off the high at 7303.12. That high was able to extend above the indexes 100 day MA […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Shares have surged this month as investors grow more optimistic about online spending in China

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Shares have surged this month as investors grow more optimistic about online spending in China

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Shares have surged this month as investors grow more optimistic about online spending in China Shares of Alibaba and smaller rivals have surged in January, as investors grew more optimistic about online spending in China.What’s Happening Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce titan, jumped 6.3% to $166.82 in New York on Wednesday. […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) announcement that Chief Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja is retiring has unnerved Wall Street’s top analysts

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) announcement that Chief Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja is retiring has unnerved Wall Street’s top analysts

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) announcement that Chief Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja is retiring has unnerved Wall Street’s top analysts Tesla’s announcement that Chief Financial Officer Deepak Ahuja is retiring has unnerved Wall Street’s top analysts and overshadowed the company’s sales beat in the fourth quarter. Many viewed the loss of the longtime executive as the most significant […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) falling hard as the market moved to wrap up a very strong January

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) falling hard as the market moved to wrap up a very strong January

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) falling hard as the market moved to wrap up a very strong January Stocks launched into mixed trade Thursday with the Nasdaq holding a strong lead and the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling hard as the market moved to wrap up a very strong January. The Nasdaq Composite hammered out […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) buying support from a more dovish U.S. Federal Reserve

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) buying support from a more dovish U.S. Federal Reserve

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) buying support from a more dovish U.S. Federal Reserve Technically, the gold bulls have the firm overall near-term technical advantage and have gained power this week. Prices are in a 2.5-month-old uptrend on the daily bar chart. Bulls’ next upside price objective is to produce a close in February futures above […]

Federal Reserve keeps rates steady, Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) shoots up

Federal Reserve keeps rates steady, Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) shoots up

Federal Reserve keeps rates steady, Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) shoots up The US Federal Reserve’s January monetary policy statement was dovish and this provided further impetus to the Aussie dollar after release of the CPI data. The key words are as follows: ‘In light of global economic and financial developments and muted inflation pressures, the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) markets rise after Fed says it won’t raise interest rates

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) markets rise after Fed says it won’t raise interest rates

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) markets rise after Fed says it won’t raise interest rates Asia markets cheered on Thursday, as a dovish United States (US) Federal Reserve signalled it would slow down its pace of interest rate hikes, putting an ease on concerns to the rising cost of borrowing. This is even though weak economic […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) surges after FOMC

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) surges after FOMC

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) surges after FOMC The weaker dollar lit a rocket underneath the euro yesterday, and we have seen the EUR/USD price push back above $1.15. Further gains target $1.1554 and then $1.16 and the top end of the upward channel. The $1.14 area is key for possible support. Overall, the bias in prices is: Sideways. […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) official data from China showing that the Chinese economy contracted for the second month

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) official data from China showing that the Chinese economy contracted for the second month

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) official data from China showing that the Chinese economy contracted for the second month Major stocks in Asia closed mixed on Thursday on the back of official data from China showing that the Chinese economy contracted for the second month in a row in January. The mainland Chinese markets ended […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) next big economic data point is Friday’s U.S. jobs report

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) next big economic data point is Friday’s U.S. jobs report

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) next big economic data point is Friday’s U.S. jobs report Traders and investors are still digesting the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting that concluded Wednesday afternoon. The FOMC statement contained no monetary policy changes but the FOMC members said they will now be patient on future Fed […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) gains came after the U.S. central bank kept interest rates unchanged

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) gains came after the U.S. central bank kept interest rates unchanged

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) gains came after the U.S. central bank kept interest rates unchanged Hong Kong shares rose to an over four-month high on Thursday, after the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled it would be patient about further rate increases. The Hang Seng Index added 1.1% to 27,942.47, its highest close since Sept. […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) takes a turn lower

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) takes a turn lower

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) takes a turn lower The dollar’s drop yesterday further reinforces the impression that the USD/JPY is headed lower. The price is oversold on an intraday basis, but any rebound may well provide a lower high in due course and a new selling opportunity. The ¥109.20 and then ¥109.60 levels are areas of possible […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) bounces off 200-day SMA

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) bounces off 200-day SMA

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) bounces off 200-day SMA GBP/USD found support at the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) of $1.3056, and then began a new move higher. Further gains target $1.32, the highs from the end of last week, and then $1.3338 and $1.3470 come into view from here. The bullish view remains, unless we see […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) futures pointing higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) futures pointing higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) futures pointing higher According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is expected to open the day higher on Friday. Current futures contracts are pointing to an 8-point or 0.15% gain at the open. This follows a mixed night of trade on Wall Street which late in the session sees […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rises sharply getting a boost from a surge in shares of Apple and Boeing.

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rises sharply getting a boost from a surge in shares of Apple and Boeing.

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rises sharply getting a boost from a surge in shares of Apple and Boeing. The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday afternoon that it was keeping interest rates at current levels while also signaling that the central bank is willing to adjust its balance sheet normalization amid pressure from the White House […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) User Engagement Held Steady

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) User Engagement Held Steady

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) User Engagement Held Steady Facebook (FB) reported fourth-quarter earnings after the market close Wednesday that topped Wall Street estimates, driving Facebook stock sharply higher in extended trading. The social networking giant reported adjusted earnings of $2.38 per share and revenue of $16.9 billion. Wall Street analysts expected $2.19 per share on revenue of […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) company posts fourth-quarter profit that misses expectations

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) company posts fourth-quarter profit that misses expectations

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) company posts fourth-quarter profit that misses expectations Tesla reported its second consecutive quarterly profit Wednesday and better-than-expected sales, but its fourth-quarter earnings fell short of analysts’ expectations and sent its shares south after the markets closed. CEO Elon Musk also announced a major change to the electric carmaker’s executive ranks with the […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Premarket Rally

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Premarket Rally

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Premarket Rally Apple earnings rose 7% to $4.18 a share, up 7% vs. a year earlier and 1 cent above fiscal Q1 views. Revenue fell to $84.3 billion, narrowly topping lowered estimates. Services revenue climbed 19% to $10.9 billion. Apple sees fiscal Q2 revenue at $55 billion to $59 billion, with the $57 […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) has now entered a new selling trend for the first time since mid-November

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) has now entered a new selling trend for the first time since mid-November

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) has now entered a new selling trend for the first time since mid-November The bitcoin price has been trading around the $3,500 mark over the last month, falling to lows of $3,322 this week, according to prices from the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange. Lingham’s warning follows worrying reports that bitcoin could be headed for […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Heffx Technical Outlook

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Heffx Technical Outlook

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Heffx Technical Outlook Wednesday’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index at 7,183.08. The total shares traded for the NASDAQ was over 2.49 billion. Advancers stocks led declining by 2.29 to 1 ratio. There were 2180 advancers and 950 decliners for the day. On the NASDAQ Stock Exchange 17 stocks reached a […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) shares jump after Facebook’s massive earnings beat shows online ad strength

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) shares jump after Facebook’s massive earnings beat shows online ad strength

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) shares jump after Facebook’s massive earnings beat shows online ad strength Twitter spiked nearly 3 percent after hours, Google parent company Alphabet jumped 1.6 percent and Snap saw a 1.4 percent bump. In a year where all of tech was viewed with increased skepticism due to privacy scandals, Facebook’s earnings helped make the case that users […]

United States Oil (USO) prices settle at a more than 2-month high

United States Oil (USO) prices settle at a more than 2-month high

United States Oil (USO) prices settle at a more than 2-month high Oil futures climbed Wednesday, with U.S. prices settling at their highest in more than two months as political turmoil in Venezuela raised the possibility of tighter global supplies and weekly U.S. crude stockpiles rose less than expected. March West Texas Intermediate oil CLH9, +0.55% rose 92 cents, or […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has a $115 billion pile of cash that could be used to boost its stock

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has a $115 billion pile of cash that could be used to boost its stock

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) has a $115 billion pile of cash that could be used to boost its stock Google parent company Alphabet has been a cash-generating machine over the past few years and can use its stash to boost its stock, Jefferies says.“Despite often heavy investments in many initiatives, some with very long horizons, Google’s net cash […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) reported earnings for the fiscal third quarter that beat expectations

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) reported earnings for the fiscal third quarter that beat expectations

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) reported earnings for the fiscal third quarter that beat expectations Alibaba shares soared after the company reported market-beating earnings in the three months ended December, with investors content with a record amount of spending by the company in the 2018 calendar year, hoping that it will spur future growth. The Chinese […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) gaining power this week

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) gaining power this week

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) gaining power this week The economic highlight at mid-week is the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting that began on Tuesday morning and ends Wednesday afternoon with a statement on monetary policy. No change in monetary policy is expected. However, traders want to know if the Fed today will tip […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors bet on the U.S. Federal Reserve to take a pause in hiking interest rates

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors bet on the U.S. Federal Reserve to take a pause in hiking interest rates

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) investors bet on the U.S. Federal Reserve to take a pause in hiking interest rates Shares in Hong Kong closed higher on Wednesday as investors bet on the U.S. Federal Reserve to take a pause in hiking interest rates and China to step up efforts to boost decades-low growth. […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) gains were offset by some index heavyweights

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) gains were offset by some index heavyweights

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) gains were offset by some index heavyweights Singapore stocks marked another day of losses on Wednesday, with the Straits Times Index retreating 0.42 per cent or 13.31 points to 3,174.38. Advancers outnumbered decliners 215 to 166, as 1.4 billion shares worth S$1.17 billion changed hands. However, any gains were offset by […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) looks set to continue upward trend

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) looks set to continue upward trend

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) looks set to continue upward trend GBP/USD eased back overnight, bringing the pair into the 76.4% retracement level. The wider uptrend remains intact unless we see a drop below the $1.3012 swing low. The current respect of the Fibonacci support level points towards an upward move from here. Overall, the bias in […]

The Fed and the trade negotiations could impact the Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X)

The Fed and the trade negotiations could impact the Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X)

The Fed and the trade negotiations could impact the Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) The Dollar/Yen is trading lower on Wednesday in a limited trading range ahead of the start of the crucial trade talks between the U.S. and China, and the latest monetary policy decisions from the U.S. Federal Reserve. Both events could trigger a […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) at key resistance breakout zone

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) at key resistance breakout zone

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) at key resistance breakout zone AUD/USD has been pushing upwards, with the pair rising into trendline resistance. The creation of a higher low this week provides half the bullish story, with a break through the $0.7204 resistance level providing confirmation of that bullish outlook. Look at the $0.7204-$0.7235 zone of resistance, where […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) prices pushing to six-month highs

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) prices pushing to six-month highs

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) prices pushing to six-month highs Gold and silver prices are modestly up and in early U.S. trading Wednesday. Gold notched an eight-month high overnight, while silver prices pushed to six-month highs. Several factors are presently at work supporting the precious metals market bulls. February gold futures were last up $2.10 […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating after recent ascent

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating after recent ascent

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating after recent ascent EUR/USD has been consolidating after Friday’s gains, with the pair in rebound mode from the critical $1.1301 support level. As mentioned yesterday, the 76.4% retracement level at $1.1299 points towards a potential that we are not rolling over after failing to create a new higher high. Instead, that could […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to rise for a second day

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to rise for a second day

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to rise for a second day Australian shares are set to rise for a second day as iron ore surged still higher and US/China trade talks resumed. Wall Street leapt higher – the Dow was up more than 470 points at one point – after the Fed took a decidedly dovish […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Q3 2018 Earnings Preview

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Q3 2018 Earnings Preview

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Q3 2018 Earnings Preview Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) is scheduled to announce Q3 earnings results on Wednesday, January 30th, before market open. The consensus EPS Estimate is $1.67 (+2.5% Y/Y) and the consensus Revenue Estimate is $17.43B (+36.6% Y/Y). Over the last 2 years, BABA has beaten EPS estimates 75% of the time and has beaten […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) wavers as Apple tees up its quarterly report

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) wavers as Apple tees up its quarterly report

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) wavers as Apple tees up its quarterly report Wall Street was mixed on Tuesday, with technology shares dipping ahead of Apple’s quarterly report while a rebound in 3M and other industrials elevated the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Apple declined 1.04 percent as investors awaited the iPhone maker’s results after the bell following […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Barely Up As Most Indexes Fall

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Barely Up As Most Indexes Fall

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Barely Up As Most Indexes Fall Blue chips in the Dow Jones Industrial Average protected a small gain Tuesday in late morning trade, as the other stock indexes struggled in the red. Meanwhile, the Federal Reserve convened for a two-day meeting. The Dow Jones added 0.2%, while the small cap […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to Defy a Patchy Track Record

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to Defy a Patchy Track Record

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) to Defy a Patchy Track Record Amazon.com, Inc. AMZN is set to report fourth-quarter earnings on Jan 31 after the closing bell. Analysts from SunTrust have warned that the e-commerce giant historically had limited success in the fourth quarter. According to SunTrust, the last time Amazon surpassed analysts’ expectations was in the fourth quarter […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) A Boring Story This Time

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) A Boring Story This Time

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) A Boring Story This Time Apple Inc .’s AAPL fiscal first-quarter earnings report isn’t exciting investors. The iPhone maker will report after market close on Jan 29, and has already cautioned that its revenues will fall short of estimates. CEO Tim Cook has cited weaker-than-expected iPhone sales and economic deceleration in China as the primary […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) be Able to Trounce Expectations Again?

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) be Able to Trounce Expectations Again?

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) be Able to Trounce Expectations Again? Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc. GOOGL is poised to report fourth-quarter results after the market closes on Feb 4. Alphabet’s earnings have exceeded Wall Street’s expectations in the first three quarters of 2018 and the good momentum is well expected to continue in the fourth quarter. After all, its revenue sources including […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Stock Performance

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Stock Performance

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Stock Performance Facebook stock closed at 144.19, down 2.2%, on the stock market today. Company shares have plunged about 34% since hitting a record high of 218.62 on July 25. But Facebook stock fell 19% the day after the company reported second-quarter earnings that missed estimates on revenue. Sebastian said that recent checks with digital […]

Where is Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Heading Next?

Where is Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X)  Heading Next?

Where is Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Heading Next? After an extended period of sideways trading, Bitcoin (BTC) experienced a large downwards swing yesterday that caused the cryptocurrency to break below it previously established support level in the low-$3,500 region. Although this drop seemed significant, BTC has found support in the $3,400 region, and it is still […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) expected to report profit this week

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) expected to report profit this week

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) expected to report profit this week Red flags are popping up around Tesla, even as the company is expected to report another profitable quarter this week. A falling share price, expiring electric vehicle credits and a mountain of debt in about five weeks all loom over Tesla as investors wait for its fourth-quarter […]

United States Oil (USO) Rebounds Following U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela

United States Oil (USO) Rebounds Following U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela

United States Oil (USO) Rebounds Following U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela Energy stocks are higher in the pre-market along with stronger oil prices and higher equities futures following strong earnings reports from several bellwether companies. Both WTI and Brent oil prices are up 1% rebounding slightly from yesterday’s losses supported by announcement of US sanctions against Venezuela’s oil […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) U.S. Consumer Sentiment Drops In January

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) U.S. Consumer Sentiment Drops In January

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) U.S. Consumer Sentiment Drops In January The gold market is holding on to gains above $1,300 an ounce, trading near a seven month high as pessimism grows among U.S. consumers. Tuesday, the U.S. Conference Board, said that is Consumer Confidence Index fell to a reading of 120.2, down from December’s reading […]