Gold Futures Off Ahead of FOMC Rate Decision

Gold Futures Off Ahead of FOMC Rate Decision

$XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $USD Gold slipped for a 3rd day running as countries moves toward easing stay at home restrictions and reopening economies lessened desires for safe-haven assets. Spain announced loosening measures after Tuesday’s weekly cabinet meeting. France’s PM to present the blueprint for opening up to the National Assembly. Several US states have […]

More Evidence that the ‘Worst is Over’ in the Stock Market and the Coronavirus

More Evidence that the ‘Worst is Over’ in the Stock Market and the Coronavirus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The Big Q: Is the worst behind the stock market after a coronavirus-induced selloff? The Big A: We do not know for sure as officials attempt to restart economies from a self-imposed period of hibernation to curb the spread of the virus, but a chart pairing the infections of the […]

Stock Market Volatility Has Calmed in Here, Small, Midcaps Outperform

Stock Market Volatility Has Calmed in Here, Small, Midcaps Outperform

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $IWM  Small-caps, mid-caps, and most cyclical sectors outperformed the day. Market volatility has calmed since the extremes of mid-March, and recent moves may augur well for stocks. The Cboe Volatility Index, or VIX, closed below its 2nd-month future Monday for the 1st time since 21 February, going back to a […]

Naples, Italy: The Pizza Ovens are Fired Up, Pizzerias are Open after 8 wks of Lockdown

Naples, Italy: The Pizza Ovens are Fired Up, Pizzerias are Open after 8 wks of Lockdown

“Wood is burning again in Naples” The city’s pizza ovens are up and hot, giving a savory boost to Neapolitans after 2 months of lockdown meant a temporary end to their iconic favorite food. Pizzerias reopened Monday night in the birthplace of pizza but for home delivery only. Whereas pizzerias in Rome and elsewhere were […]

Boris is Back

Boris is Back

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has returned to work at Downing Street, three weeks after being admitted to hospital with coronavirus. Boris Johnson has led the nation in a minute’s silence to pay tribute to the key workers who have died in the fight against the coronavirus. The prime minister, who has returned to work after his own battle with COVID-19, […]

The Future of the Global Economy after COVID19

The Future of the Global Economy after COVID19

What does a post-COVID-19 economy look like? Based on the response we have seen to the crisis so far, some things are already becoming clear. The number of new COVID-19 infections seems to have peaked globally. While testing is quite uneven, this does offer the prospect the apex of the crisis is passing. More attention must be given to the nature […]

The New Ferrari SF90 Stradale Spider in 2021

The New Ferrari SF90 Stradale Spider in 2021

$RACE The spies are out spying: the Ferrari SF90 Stradale is the most powerful and most tech-forward road car to come from the Maranello Outfit. It’s a plug-in hybrid that puts out a combined 986 hp between the boosted V8 and 3 electric motors. And it is getting a convertible brother. These spy pics are our 1st look at what is […]

HEFFX Oil Report

HEFFX Oil Report

A Shock Like No Other: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Oil Markets The outbreak of COVID-19 has been accompanied by widespread declines in global commodity prices. The pandemic represents a unique shock that has a major impact on both the demand and supply of commodities. Oil markets have been most affected, given the collapse […]

Sitting on a Pile of Cash? AutoNation is Setting Up to Mark its 52 wk Highs on ‘The Opening Up’

$AN AutoNation Inc. (NYSE:AN) was raised to Buy from Neutral with a 40 price target at Northcoast Research. Shares closed up Monday at 35.79, +6.27% within its 52 wk trading range of 20.59 -53.19, analysts consensus target were at 36.25. AutoNation is the nation’s largest auto dealership chain, and Friday it said that it would […]

A Virtual Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architectural Masterpieces

A Virtual Tour of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Architectural Masterpieces

A new series of virtual tours offer you the chance to explore Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture from the comfort of your home. The campaign to continue educating and inspiring the public through the digital sphere is also a reminder of the importance of the physical experience of architecture, and an appeal for funding support to heritage sites all over […]

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Report, All Buys

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Report, All Buys

$AMZN, $AN, $DDOG, $KBR, $LH, $DGX These are all Buys if you can manage the risk. Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of Wall Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is our list for Tuesday, 28 April, as follows; Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) was reiterated as […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

 Australian shares finished lower Tuesday after the Treasury said it was not working on any new stimulus packages at the moment, while the country readied to relax some restrictions amid a decline in coronavirus cases. The S&P/ASX 200 index ended 0.2% lower to 5313.1 at the close. The benchmark rose 1.5% Monday. New Zealand’s benchmark […]

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) follows gains versus big dollar, ignores $3+ drop in crude prices

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) follows gains versus big dollar, ignores $3+ drop in crude prices

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) follows gains versus big dollar, ignores $3+ drop in crude prices The CAD is modestly firmer versus the USD but gains remain light relative to the AUD and NZD on the day—AUDCAD is trading at its highest levelsince the start of the year. We are bullish on the cross and look […]

Gold is Selling at a Premium to Retail Investors

Gold is Selling at a Premium to Retail Investors

$XAU $GLD Retail buyers for gold coins and bars are now paying a healthy premium per oz for the precious Yellow metal. Retail consumers who want to buy gold coins usually have to pay more than the per-ounce prices quoted on financial markets in London and New York. That premium has jumped to $135 oz, […]

President Trump and GOP Lawmakers’ Powerful Efforts Will Restore the Economy Relatively Fast…

President Trump and GOP Lawmakers’  Powerful Efforts Will Restore the Economy Relatively Fast…

…The China Virus chaos took its shot at destroying the world’s Top economy quickly and failed. $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $PEP $SBUX $GOOGL $CAT $LUV GOP policymakers’ powerful aggressive response to supporting the virus-stricken US economy has also helped support stocks. Investors are looked past Q-1 corporate earnings results, with the coronavirus chaos now […]

US Senate Reconvenes on 4 May, Leader McConnell Foresees Further Aid for States, Cities

US Senate Reconvenes on 4 May, Leader McConnell Foresees Further Aid for States, Cities

US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (KY) Monday predicted that Congress would approve further funding for states and cities whose budgets have been hit hard by the coronavirus chaos. “There probably will be another state and local funding bill but we need to make sure that we achieve something that will go beyond simply sending […]

Today’s US Stock Market says “the Worst is behind us now”

Today’s US Stock Market says “the Worst is behind us now”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The stock market is blocking bad news now and is saying the “worst is behind us“ It is the Key rationalization for the expansion, expansion to the point where the S&P 500 is trading today at a higher P/E multiple based on forward 12-month earnings 19.7X than it was trading […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) in Focus

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) in Focus

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) in Focus The U.S. stock indexes are at a crossroads. The Dow Jones index (DJIA) seems to be the best picture of the current stock market situation. The key price of DJIA is 23775, and it is important whether the index falls below this line. If the index rebound strongly […]

Sitting on a Pile of Cash? Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) is Reaching for its All Time Highs in Here

$AKAM Akamai Technologies (NASDAQ:AKAM) is performing well, a look at the company’s YTD performance Vs the rest of the Computer & Technology sector tells us just how well and if it will it continue. AKAM had gained about 18.5% YTD as of Friday’s close. At the same time, Computer & Technology stocks have lost an […]

United States Oil (USO) – Trump has tasked Mnuchin with developing a plan to revive the industry

United States Oil (USO) – Trump has tasked Mnuchin with developing a plan to revive the industry

United States Oil (USO) – Trump has tasked Mnuchin with developing a plan to revive the industry U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin weighed in on how he may work to rescue the energy industry hammered by the fallout from the coronavirus, which may include the government taking stakes in certain companies. Ticker Security Last Change Change % USO […]

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Report, All Buys

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Report, All Buys

$ARCH, $ARW, $KMI, $NVAC, $OII These are all Buys if you can manage the risk. Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of Wall Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is our list for Monday, 27 April, as follows: Arch Coal Inc. (NYSE:ARCH) was maintained with […]

Ethereum: USD/ETH (ETH=) notches higher highs

Ethereum: USD/ETH (ETH=) notches higher highs

Ethereum: USD/ETH (ETH=) notches higher highs Just hours ago as of the time of this article’s writing, Ethereum traded as high as $200, which meant that it had gained more than 120% from the lows of March. This has been a stunning rally that has convinced many investors to flip bullish on the leading altcoin. […]

F1: Racing Season Update

F1: Racing Season Update

F1 CEO Chase Carey has given us an update on the latest developments on the 2020 F1 calendar, including a target start date and location… Early Monday morning it was announced that the French Grand Prix, due to take place in late June, will not be going ahead, we are now increasingly confident with the progress […]

SARS-CoV-2 Primarily Spreads in Close Quarters, Not Outdoors

SARS-CoV-2 Primarily Spreads in Close Quarters, Not Outdoors

The SARS-CoV-2 virus triggers COVID-19 infections, and how it is spread continues to be investigated. Experts believe most infections are acquired through respiratory droplets that are released when a person speaks, sneezes or coughs. These droplets may land on your face, hands or surrounding surfaces. Experts believe you may become infected by touching a surface […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Approaching Key Resistance

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Approaching Key Resistance

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Approaching Key Resistance Bitcoin is notoriously volatile, prone to sudden price surges and swift reversals that can wipe out millions of dollars of value in a matter of minutes. Those changes are often mysterious to market observers, given the digital currency’s lack of fundamentals, or ties to the real economy. Bitcoin has […]

Gold price high but miners say limited by COVID-19

Gold price high but miners say limited by COVID-19

Gold price high but miners say limited by COVID-19 Gold posted a two-sided trade last week before finishing higher. Selling pressure early in the week drove the market through the previous week’s low, but the comeback rally later in the week placed the market slightly below its seven year high at $1788.80. Short-term, the gold […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) start week on front foot amid risk-on mood

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) start week on front foot amid risk-on mood

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) start week on front foot amid risk-on mood Three-month base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were stronger across the board with prices up by an average of 1.7% as at 5.55am London time. Tin led the advance with a 3% rise to $15,350 per tonne, while aluminium […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan rose 0.1% in early trade, while Japan’s Nikkei gained 1.1% ahead of an earnings heavy week. Philippine shares fell Monday following a warning that the coronavirus pandemic will likely send the economy into its first annual contraction in more than two decades this year, while financials helped […]

Wall Street ‘Aristocrats’ Holding Firm on Dividends for Now

Wall Street ‘Aristocrats’ Holding Firm on Dividends for Now

$DOW, $JNJ, $XOM, $CVX, $PG, $ABBV, $UPS, $CSCO, $MRK MMM, In response to this health emergency chaos companies across a range of industries have been paring or suspending dividends to cope with the economic fallout, thus complicating the stock selection process for money managers eager to bolster their portfolios with a steady stream of income. […]

Seniors With COVID-19 May Not Have the Usual Symptoms

Seniors With COVID-19 May Not Have the Usual Symptoms

COVID-19 symptoms typically include fever, cough and shortness of breath. But for older people, the population more at risk for developing severe, life threatening complications they may exhibit none of those symptoms. Physicians say, this complicates the effort in treating them in a timely manner. According to the experts seniors may feel lethargic, sleep more […]

American Schools Will Look Different When They Reopen: Again Where do we go from here?

American Schools Will Look Different When They Reopen: Again Where do we go from here?

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

Box Office: AMC Theatres Will Not Reopen Til Big Studio Movies are Back

Box Office: AMC Theatres Will Not Reopen Til Big Studio Movies are Back

$AMC $CNK $RDI AMC Theatres (NYSE:AMC) says it will reopen its 630+ US theaters until there is new Hollywood product about to roll out. The 1st Summer studio film currently on the calendar is Christopher Nolan’s Tenet on 17 July, followed by Mulan a wk later on 24 July. The company’s comment comes several days after the National Association […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains ahead as US rallies, states ease lockdowns

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains ahead as US rallies, states ease lockdowns

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) gains ahead as US rallies, states ease lockdowns Australian shares are set to open higher as markets calmed after a wild week. ASX futures were up 82 points or 1.6 per cent to 5298. The Australian dollar was up 0.2 per cent to 63.85 US cents. Shayne Heffernan Trade Idea March […]

The Iconic Ferrari Dino

The Iconic Ferrari Dino

$RACE By the mid-1960’s, the age of the mid-engine performance sports car was upon us. F1 switched to a mid-engine format and the age of front-engine sports racing cars was coming to a close. Enzo Ferrari sold road cars to keep his racing operations financed, and although the marque had switched to mid-engine layouts in […]

President Trump’s White House Coronavirus Briefing are Off, “Not worth the time and the effort”

President Trump’s White House Coronavirus Briefing are Off, “Not worth the time and the effort”

President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence took no questions from reporters Friday during an unusually short White House coronavirus task force briefing. “What is the purpose of having White House News Conferences when the Lamestream Media asks nothing but hostile questions, and then refuses to report the truth or facts accurately?” They get record […]

“For every coin we mint, be it gold or silver, we could probably sell 5 or 6 of them,” the Perth Mint

“For every coin we mint, be it gold or silver, we could probably sell 5 or 6 of them,” the Perth Mint

$GLD $XAU $SLV $XAG $USD Australia’s largest gold refinery has ramped up production of 1 kilogram bars to ease the supply squeeze in the US that helped propel a surge in the premium for New York futures. The collapse in air travel that’s grounded passenger jets used to transport gold products and virus-related disruptions to some […]

Virus Chaos Business Interruption Claims May Destroy the Property and Casualty Insurers

Virus Chaos Business Interruption Claims May Destroy the Property and Casualty Insurers

$CB $TVR In any case this emergency health chaos will trigger the largest single loss in insurance history. UBS estimates industry insured losses for non-US business interruption total $7 to 22-B. In the US, monthly small business losses are seen at between so far at $431, according to the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, rendering […]

It is Time to Close All BSL4 (bio-warfare) Laboratories

It is Time to Close All BSL4 (bio-warfare) Laboratories

Leading scientists are adamant that all BSL3 and BSL4 laboratories must be closed down and all bio-warfare work with lethal pathogens ceased. “They are all existentially dangerous, and a catastrophe waiting to happen. And it is now happened. Here we are. It is staring us in the face,” says Francis Boyle, a former advisory board […]

US Unemployment Numbers are High, They Were Not Caused by the Economy’s Underlying Fundamentals

US Unemployment Numbers are High, They Were Not Caused by the Economy’s Underlying Fundamentals

Friday, Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said he is “optimistic” that the United States can recover from the current economic situation faster than in the past fundamental downturns. “Unemployment numbers are very high, much higher than we’ve seen in years past, but it is from a different cause,” Secretary Scalia said in a TV interview. “It […]

Sharjah Art Museum’s Virtual Tour

Sharjah Art Museum’s Virtual Tour

The free self-guided online tours can be accessed via Sharjah Museums Authority’s website Sharjah Museums Authority (SMA) announced the launch of virtual tours and online exhibits of a few of its contemporary and modern art masterpieces housed at the Sharjah Art Museum. The initiative comes amidst a Stay Home campaign by the authorities in the […]

“Unprecedented Situations Require Unprecedented Actions”

“Unprecedented Situations Require Unprecedented Actions”

Unprecedented situations require unprecedented actions. That’s why the Fed should fight a rapidly deepening recession by taking interest rates below Zero for the 1st time ever. When the FOMC holds its regular policy-making meeting next week, all the warning lights will be flashing Red. The unemployment rate is expected to reach 2X digits by June. […]

The Venice Film Festival Going Forward as Planned

The Venice Film Festival Going Forward as Planned

Venice Film Festival still plans to proceed on the Lido in the event’s customary early September slot. Roberto Cicutto, President of the Venice Biennale, the fest’s parent organization, said this week in an interview that the 2-12 September dates of the 77th edition of Venice are confirmed. Mr. Cicutto in the interview downplayed the possibility of a collaboration […]

2020 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

2020 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

 Officially Cancelled Due to Ongoing COVID-19 Concerns Knowing that entrants, judges, volunteers and guests face ongoing health concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials of the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance have decided to cancel the show, which was scheduled for August 16, 2020.  “My heart goes out to all of the people who are involved in […]

Halt the Chaos, Imposed Isolation Prolongs the Problem, Open Up the Country

Halt the Chaos, Imposed Isolation Prolongs the Problem, Open Up the Country

The COVID-19 coronavirus looks to be entering the containment phase. Americans are desperate for sensible policymakers with courage to ignore the chaos and rely on the facts. Our leaders must examine the factual data to see what has really happened, and stop emphasizing the hypothetical What If’s. Officials must combine the empirical evidence with fundamental principles […]

Sitting on a Pile of Cash? UPS Ascends to the Top Pick List

$UPS With the majority of Americans sheltering at home, the delivery business is Hot, Red Hot! United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS) provides logistics, freight ,air, sea, ground, rail, forwarding, international trade management and customs brokerage. The company has about 390-K employees in the US and nearly 500-K worldwide, it serve more than 220 countries and […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) ‘Back on Track’ Plan Includes the Introduction of 2 New Supercars in 2020

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) ‘Back on Track’ Plan Includes the Introduction of 2 New Supercars in 2020

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has not shifted it iconic focus and the coronavirus chaos has not disrupted its plans to expand its model range this year, as it confirmed the 2 models it planned to introduce later in Y 2020 are on schedule. “We are always planning to do more, and we intend to make news. We […]

The Global Business Sentiment in the Wake of the COVID-19 Coronavirus

The Global Business Sentiment in the Wake of the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In McKinsey’s latest survey global executives report a gloomier outlook than a month ago, 67% expect a sizable contraction in the world economy, and a most predict declining company profits. The COVID-19 chaos spread quickly across and within geographies, and now executives share growing concerns about its economic impact and, varying by region, dramatic shifts in […]

Employers May Test Employees for COVID-19 Before Allowing Their Return to Workplace

Employers May Test Employees for COVID-19 Before Allowing Their Return to Workplace

The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said in guidance released Thursday that employers may administer COVID-19 coronavirus testing to employees in order to determine if they have the virus, prior to permitting them to return to the workplace.  The agency stated that this latest expansion of practical coronavirus pandemic guidance is consistent with the Americans with […]

Many Americans Believe the Virus Vaccine Secretly Exists, They Do Not Trust the ‘elites’

Many Americans Believe the Virus Vaccine Secretly Exists, They Do Not Trust the ‘elites’

Nearly 30% of Americans believe an already available vaccine to prevent the coronavirus is being withheld, and about 50% believe COVID-19 was created in a lab, a new survey has revealed. The Democracy Fund + UCLA Nationscape Project poll suggests a troubling mistrust as well as misinformation about the COVID-19 coronavirus. According to the results, 29% […]

The Coronavirus Has Changed Marijuana Initiatives Across the Country

The Coronavirus Has Changed Marijuana Initiatives Across the Country

1st we look at what has changed and what has not regarding those marijuana initiatives. What has not changed is that state legalization initiatives have already qualified for the November ballot in 2 states, a legislatively-initiated constitutional amendment in New Jersey and Constitutional Amendment A in South Dakota. South Dakota also has a medical marijuana initiative, Initiated Measure 26, already […]

Speaker Pelosi Actually Believes Her Democrat Constituents Do Not Mind Her Inflicting Pain on Them…

Speaker Pelosi Actually Believes Her Democrat Constituents Do Not Mind Her Inflicting Pain on Them…

Friday, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) insisted that Congress’ next economic package provide billions for financially reeling state and local governments, signaling a coming dust-up as Representatives and Senators continuing their response to the coronavirus chaos. “There will not be a bill without state and local aid“, Speaker Pelosi told reporters. Suggesting that she […]

US Stocks End the Week on a Positive Note

US Stocks End the Week on a Positive Note

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $AAPL $MSFT Friday, the S&P 500 finished +1.4% on Friday, wrapping up a negative week on a positive note with buyers coming into the close as sellers faded. All 11 S&P 500 sector indexes finished in the Green, with IT leading at + 2.1% and materials rallied 1.5%. The tech […]

A Tour of the Enzo Ferrari Museum, See What ‘Timeless’ Means

A Tour of the Enzo Ferrari Museum, See What ‘Timeless’ Means

$RACE People speak of a car’s design and beauty being ‘timeless’, but have you ever stopped to ask what that means? The Enzo Ferrari Museum in Modena, Italy opened an exhibition a few years ago that seeks to answer that question. It’s called ‘Timeless Masterpieces’, and it is helpful when trying to understand what makes […]

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Report, All Buys

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Report, All Buys

$AAPL, $T, $CP, $CSX, $GOOD, $LVS, $NDAQ These are all Buys if you can manage the risk. Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of Wall Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is our list for Friday, 24 April, as follows: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) was maintained […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares ended higher on Friday, but reported its first weekly loss this month, with investors now eyeing corporate results that are set to reflect the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index closed 0.5% higher at 5,242.6. On the week, it shed 4.5%. New Zealand’s benchmark S&P/NZX 50 index fell […]

Sitting on a Pile of Cash? Here are 2 Energy Energy Sector Stocks Under $10/share with Huge Northside Outlooks

Sitting on a Pile of Cash? Here are 2 Energy  Energy Sector Stocks Under $10/share with Huge Northside Outlooks

$PE $WPX We are screening the wirehouses energy research world looking for quality energy stocks that are rated Buy and trading way off their highs in this market, that are strong enough to hold on, be bought for value, and recover as Crude Oil prices recover thru 2021. These 2 are smaller capitalization stocks for […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is Committed!

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is Committed!

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) said it is committed to F1 after reports Thursday that the sport’s oldest and most successful team could walk away if a proposed budget cap for Y 2021 was set too low. Seems like Liberty Media got the word loud and clear. Ferrari was prepared to quit F1 it was declared in […]

US Mint: “US Precious Metals Coin Sales Skyrocket”

US Mint: “US Precious Metals Coin Sales Skyrocket”

$XAU XAG $PLAT As the COVID-19 pandemic erupted, so too did demand for newly minted platinum, gold, and silver coins from the US Mint. In times of crisis and doubt, investors move some assets to safe-havens. The demand is so high it is currently stripping the Mint’s supply. And if history is any indicator, it […]

Several States Planning to Reopen, Georgia is in the Spotlight

Several States Planning to Reopen, Georgia is in the Spotlight

From Tennessee, Texas to Ohio and Montana, states around the country have announced plans to reopen over the next 2 wks. Their plans have drawn criticism from health experts who warn that a premature easing of stay-at-home guidelines could trigger a rise in coronavirus cases. Georgia Republican Governor Brian Kemp has cleared the way for gyms, […]

This is what matters to investors, “Open the Economy Now!”

This is what matters to investors, “Open the Economy Now!”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX More than 90% of our country “is not in harm’s way, the virus lockdown flat-out fraud on a massive scale,” said David Stockman, President Ronald Reagan’s former Director of Office of Management and Budget China Virus trading will go down in history for its high velocity. We have witnessed the […]

The ‘Masked Marauders’ after 3 Weeks of Pleading for ‘Pork’ Passed the Bill to Aid America’s Small Businesses

The ‘Masked Marauders’ after 3 Weeks of Pleading for ‘Pork’ Passed the Bill to Aid America’s Small Businesses

Thursday, the Democrat controlled House passed a $484-B interim coronavirus bill that includes additional money for the small-business loan program, as well as for hospitals and testing, making way for the legislation to become law by Friday. The bill includes more than $320-B for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created by the CARES Act passed late last month. The program, […]

Virtually Tour the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Germany

Virtually Tour the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Germany

Get ready to enjoy an exciting virtual ride in Stuttgart, Germany Car enthusiasts are likely in need of a little engine-revving now. Now, you can now take a virtual tour of the MBZ iconic car museum in Stuttgart. The museum’s website is currently functioning as a portal into all exhibits, which of course remain closed on-the-ground indefinitely due to the COVID19 coronavirus chaos. From the beginning […]

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Report, All Buys

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Report, All Buys

$DRI, $D, $DT These are all Buys if you can manage the risk. Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of Wall Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is our list for Thursday, 23 April, as follows: Darden Restaurants Inc. (NYSE:DRI) was reiterated as Buy and […]

The European Economy Has Collapsed

The European Economy Has Collapsed

IHS has just released its widely followed Markit Flash Eurozone PMI, the numbers are unbelievably bad. The eurozone economy suffered the steepest falls in business activity and employment ever recorded during April as a result of measures taken to contain the coronavirus outbreak, according to provisional PMI survey data. The Flash Eurozone PMI Composite Output […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Will Play “Hard Ball” on Talk of Capping F1 Budgets

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Will Play “Hard Ball” on Talk of Capping F1 Budgets

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) team Boss Mattia Binotto has warned the team could walk away from F1 if budget caps are slashed following the coronavirus chaos. According to reports, discussions last week suggested the cap for Y 2021 could be cut from $175-M to $145-M and then to $130-M for Y 2022. No agreement was reached […]

In just a few weeks the whole world changed, it is Scary!

In just a few weeks the whole world changed, it is Scary!

“…the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”–President Franklin Delano Roosevelt In just a few weeks the whole world changed. The SARS-CoV-2 virus that triggers the infection commonly known as COVID-19 was officially called a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 30 January 2020. Concern over the […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Chinese stocks ended off Thursday, as mounting economic uncertainty sparked by the coronavirus pandemic kept share prices capped, stopping investors from chasing the rebound from the prior session. The Shanghai Composite index closed 0.2% lower to 2,838.50. The blue-chip CSI300 index ended down 0.3%, with its financial sector sub-index down 0.3%, the consumer staples sector […]

Sitting on a Pile of Cash? Crude Oil Prices are Going Higher! Here are 2 Stock to Follow in the Energy Sector

Sitting on a Pile of Cash? Crude Oil Prices are Going Higher! Here are 2 Stock to Follow in the Energy Sector

$MRO $NBL The energy sector has taken a beating in here, but as it turns out some of the independent Oil & Gas exploration and production companies have hedged their production at higher prices, and some are hedged out through Y 2021. Marathon Oil Corp. (NYSE:MRO) announced its updated Y 2020 capital spending budget and […]

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) – Smart Cities Bring Big Money

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) – Smart Cities Bring Big Money

Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSCO) – Smart Cities Bring Big Money Smart city tech will grow exponentially in the next few years, driven by advances in information and communications technology, including IoT sensors and analytics platforms. The smart city market is one of the fastest growing segments of government and is set to hit $775 billion […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Investors Aiming for Gold

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Investors Aiming for Gold

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Investors Aiming for Gold Gold edged lower on Thursday as investors booked profits from sharp gains in the previous session, but prices held above the $1,700 an ounce level on the promise of more U.S. stimulus measures to ease the economic blow from the coronavirus crisis. Shayne Heffernan Trade Idea “As […]

Gold, “If ever there was a time, Now is it…”

Gold, “If ever there was a time, Now is it…”

$XAU $GLD $USO $USD The gold market is holding its uptrend pattern in the 1,700 range, and it may stay that way for most of the year, as investors have yet to fully understand the impact central banks and government actions around the world will have on financial markets and inflation. From a gold investment […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Buy at First Support

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Buy at First Support

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Buy at First Support Shayne Heffernan Trade Idea “The silver market is small so it doesn’t take a lot of money to really push prices higher.” Shayne Heffernan PhD in Economics Why This Matters Rising demand for silver from investors will offset sharp falls in consumption by jewellers and […]

President Trump Will Create “Liability Guardrail” Over Frivolous China Virus Litigation

President Trump Will Create “Liability Guardrail” Over Frivolous China Virus Litigation

Wednesday, Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s Top economic adviser said The Administration will look at limiting liability for businesses over the spread of the coronavirus. “I think liability reforms and safeguards are going to be a very important part of this,” Larry Kudlow, director of the White House’s National Economic Council, said in a TV interview Wednesday […]

Surviving & Thriving, Chaos Investing for Retail Participants

Surviving & Thriving, Chaos Investing for Retail Participants

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Black Swans in financial markets are extreme rare events. And how you survive and thrive when 1 happens is Key. With that in mind let’s look at some Black Swan mitigation strategies, as follows: In Nassim Taleb’s “Black Swan” (required reading) he suggests that he is constantly taking small losses […]

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Report, All Buys

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Report, All Buys

$LYFT, $FIZZ, $QRTEA, $SFIX, $TFC, $WMB, $ZION These are all Buys if you can manage the risk. Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of Wall Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is our list for Wednesday, 22 April, as follows: Lyft Inc. (NASDAQ:LYFT) was started […]

Good Health Begins in Your Mouth

Good Health Begins in Your Mouth

Dr. Dominik Nischwitz, author of “It’s All in Your Mouth: Biological Dentistry and the Surprising Impact of Oral Health on Whole Body Wellness,” discusses his “all-in-one” holistic treatment program, and why addressing your oral health can have far-reaching whole body benefits. Dr. Nischwitz is a biological dentist, like his father before him, and has served […]

All Business is ‘Essential’

All Business is ‘Essential’

“When a government official can determine how essential one’s livelihood is, everyone is vulnerable.”–Amanda Snell Afew months ago it may have been difficult to imagine a world where going to work, operating a sit-down restaurant, or engaging in business with consenting individuals was punishable by law. Where going to the gym or getting a haircut was not newsworthy or […]

“Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus Statistics” (Video)

“Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus Statistics” (Video)

“Lies, Damned Lies and Coronavirus Statistics” is a new video from The Corbett Report that shows how the COVID-19 coronavirus statistics are nothing but “manipulated, phony, hooey.” Methodically, the report explains how health leaders are massaging the numbers as they tally case statistics, deaths and fatality rates. From the way the numbers are reported, to […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japanese shares fell to 2-wk lows Wednesday, as investors unwound bets in riskier assets following the historic collapse in crude oil prices, while caution ahead of corporate results later this week also weighed on sentiment. The Nikkei index ended down 0.74% to 19,137.95, with consumer discretionary and information technology sectors leading decline. China and Hong […]

Bill Gates Donates Billions to Private and Public Companies, a Moral Hazard Surrounds Him

Bill Gates Donates Billions to Private and Public Companies, a Moral Hazard Surrounds Him

$IBM $CMCSA $UL $GSK $VOD $MSFT In a 17 March 2020, article in The Nation titled, “Bill Gates’ Charity Paradox,” details “the moral hazards surrounding the Gates Foundation’s $50 billion charitable enterprise, whose sprawling activities over the last two decades have been subject to remarkably little government oversight or public scrutiny.” As noted in this article, […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) another turbulent day on Wall Street

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) another turbulent day on Wall Street

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) another turbulent day on Wall Street It was another turbulent day on Wall Street as rapidly falling oil prices weighed on the stock market. Investors appeared to be moving to shed risk from their portfolios. Futures on West Texas Intermediate crude oil for June delivery plunged 43.4% to $11.57 a […]

Not Just Politics: Financial “Fake News” is Costing you Money

Not Just Politics: Financial “Fake News” is Costing you Money

Wall Street knows a thing or two about hoaxes and fraud. It’s worth remembering that financial markets have been dealing with hoaxes, frauds and fake news for a long time. The wrong response can be costly. Back in the bad old days, faxes and message boards were used to defraud investors.” Fake news creates confusion; […]