SEC ‘Overreach’, Commission Seeks More Control Over Exchanges

SEC ‘Overreach’, Commission Seeks More Control Over Exchanges

$ICE, $CBOE, $NDAQ The 3 largest US stock exchange operators said they will sue the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for overstepping its authority by ordering a pilot program to test banning lucrative payments exchanges make to brokers for resting stock orders. “We disagree with the government overreach, and this really represents an unprecedented attempt […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Hybrid to Debut This Year, EV Coming after 2022

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Hybrid to Debut This Year, EV Coming after 2022

$RACE FLASH: 60% of Ferrari’s lineup will offer hybrid variants by Y 2022 Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is aligned with the times, we are about to see a shift in the company’s offerings in the next 10 years. Ferrari’s next-generation hybrid will be unveiled this year according to comments made by Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri during its latest […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Debuts New Racer in Matte Red

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Debuts New Racer in Matte Red

$RACE Friday, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) debuted its new 2019 F1 car at a special event in Italy, and the changes compared to last year’s racer are obvious. The new SF90 commemorates the iconic Italian luxury automaker’s 90th anni, wears Matte Red livery with black accents, as opposed to last year’s design of Metallic Red with white accents. The SF90 […]

President Trump’s Policies Working, Market Soaring

President Trump’s Policies Working, Market Soaring

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: The Pain Trade continues, on broad-based advance that had all 11 S&P 500 sectors finished higher on the day. Almost 80% of S&P 500 companies having reported Q-4 earnings so far. Analysts now see a profit increase of 16.2% for the Quarter, according to Refinitiv data. President Trump’s policies […]

No Nay Never an International Hit for Coolmore

No Nay Never an International Hit for Coolmore

The Charlie Appleby-trained Art Du Val (3c No Nay Never – Aquarelle Rare, by Rainbow Quest) ran out an impressive winner of the Meydan Trophy on his racecourse return on Thursday. Successful on debut in August, he was last seen finishing second in a Listed contest in Deauville in October and was sent off the […]

Japan Breeders Cup Qualifier for this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1)

Led by former champions Gold Dream (JPN), Nonkono Yume (JPN), and Moanin, and the speedy Inti (JPN) 14 horses have been entered for Sunday’s 36th running of the one mile, $870,000 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse, the first automatic qualifier for this year’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) to be awarded through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series. The Breeders’ […]

Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes

Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes

In what shapes up as a truly star-studded affair, Dream Tree, Escape Clause, Marley’s Freedom and Paradise Woods headline a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs. Although she flopped as the 3-5 favorite in the opening day Grade I La Brea at the […]

Can X Y Jet take the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1)

Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet romped to a 7 ¾-length victory in Wednesday’s featured ninth race at Gulfstream Park, punching his ticket to Dubai for a third run in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) March 30. Great to have @RockinghamRanch's Racing Manager @RealBrianTrump join us on the line today with […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$CMA, $XOM, $ElVT, $HLIT, $PBR, $TEVA Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of The Street’s Key analysts outlook for Key issues for Friday as follows: Comerica Inc. (NYSE:CMA) was downgraded to Market Perform […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) data breach could result in a multibillion-dollar fine by the Federal Trade Commission

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) data breach could result in a multibillion-dollar fine by the Federal Trade Commission

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) data breach could result in a multibillion-dollar fine by the Federal Trade Commission A Facebook data breach could result in a multibillion-dollar fine by the Federal Trade Commission, but may settle the agency’s investigation into the privacy practices of the social media giant, the Washington Post reported Thursday. It would be the […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) bucks trend to rise for 5th day

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) bucks trend to rise for 5th day

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) bucks trend to rise for 5th day U.S. stocks closed mostly lower Thursday as disappointment over weak retail sales overshadowed optimism over U.S.-China trade talks, but the Nasdaq eked out gains to rise for a fifth session in a row. Consumer staples and financial sectors were the biggest losers, both falling more […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Volume Spikes, But Price Remains Unfazed

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Volume Spikes, But Price Remains Unfazed

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Volume Spikes, But Price Remains Unfazed At the time of writing, Bitcoin is trading down nominally at its current price of $3,620. Ever since BTC made its large price swing last Friday, it has been trading sideways around its current price levels. Earlier today, BTC experienced a massive and unusual trading volume spike that […]

United States Oil (USO) warns the world against buying Venezuelan oil

United States Oil (USO) warns the world against buying Venezuelan oil

United States Oil (USO) warns the world against buying Venezuelan oil US National Security Advisor John Bolton has warned countries and companies against buying crude oil from Venezuela, after the Latin American country said it wants to sell more oil to the fast-growing Indian market. In a tweet with a Bloomberg article on Venezuelan-Indian oil […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) futures stage ugly u-turn after worst plunge in nine years for retail sales

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) futures stage ugly u-turn after worst plunge in nine years for retail sales

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) futures stage ugly u-turn after worst plunge in nine years for retail sales Stock-market ebullience over progress in U.S.-China trade talks on Thursday gave way to pessimism after a December report on retail sales showed the worst decline in about nine years, sparking recessionary fears. Futures for the Dow Jones […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) current volatility levels suggest that trade war worries aren’t high

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) current volatility levels suggest that trade war worries aren’t high

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) current volatility levels suggest that trade war worries aren’t high Alibaba’s (BABA) stock has risen sharply over the past few weeks, and there are signs the shares may continue to increase in the weeks ahead. Additionally, tensions between the U.S and China appear to be easing over trade policy with […]

The Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) growth story is still very much intact

The Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) growth story is still very much intact

The Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) growth story is still very much intact To validate Tesla as a growth company, no one really needs to look much further than their historic financial statements. In the last 10 years, Tesla has had an average yearly revenue growth of 107%. Even last year, revenue almost doubled from approx. $11.75B to […]

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc shrank its Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake to 249.6 million shares from 252.5 million shares in the fourth quarter

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc shrank its Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)  stake to 249.6 million shares from 252.5 million shares in the fourth quarter

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc shrank its Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake to 249.6 million shares from 252.5 million shares in the fourth quarter Prominent hedge fund managers sold out of Chinese technology stocks and dumped Silicon Valley majors such as Apple Inc and Facebook Inc while global stock markets cratered during the fourth quarter, according […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock turns down after downbeat retail sales data

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock turns down after downbeat retail sales data

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock turns down after downbeat retail sales data Shares of Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -1.06% swung to losses in premarket trade Thursday, after government data showed that December retail sales at internet sellers suffered the biggest drop since the financial crisis. Amazon’s stock fell 1% ahead of the open, after being up as 0.6% before the data was […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) joined Apple in promising to investigate a Saudi government app hosted on the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) joined Apple in promising to investigate a Saudi government app hosted on the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) joined Apple in promising to investigate a Saudi government app hosted on the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store Google has joined Apple in promising to investigate a Saudi app that lets men control women’s travel, as pressure from rights groups and international lawmakers builds on the tech giants. Google will […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Ranged, USD Higher, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Lower In Asia Notes:  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China scheduled to run through Friday.The United States has used tariffs as leverage to demand Beijing make major structural policy changes, including ending the forced transfer of American technology, fully enforcing intellectual property rights, and […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) CEO Camilleri Buying Shares

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) CEO Camilleri Buying Shares

$RACE Last December Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) CEO Louis C. Camilleri’s purchased company stock, and he is now in the Pole position to earn millions of dollars, as the company drives forward on all 12 cylinders. Last July, Ferrari announced MR. Camilleri, former Chairman & CEO of Philip Morris International, was to take the helm following the untimely death of CEO & Chairman Sergio Marchionne. At […]

US China Trade Talks

US China Trade Talks

Top US economic officials were to meet on Friday with Chinese President Xi Jinping as the sides aim to wrap up trade talks in Beijing with enough goodwill to extend a truce in their tariff war. The world’s two biggest economies are seeking an accord to bridge their deep trade differences, after President Donald Trump […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Kills 25,000 Jobs in the Name of Socialism

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  Kills 25,000 Jobs in the Name of Socialism

Residents heard the Amazon news with dismay, having looked forward to the global operation’s move into town. “Think about all the infrastructure and tech jobs and construction jobs and all the support that needs to go in for a campus like that,” said David Katzen, who owns a construction company in the area. “All those […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) optimism over U.S.-China trade talks and a new deal to avoid a government shutdown

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) optimism over U.S.-China trade talks and a new deal to avoid a government shutdown

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) optimism over U.S.-China trade talks and a new deal to avoid a government shutdown Investors were caught by surprise by a report showing that U.S. retail sales fell by 1.2% in December, the largest single-month decline since 2009 and well below the flat growth expected by economists polled by MarketWatch. […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) testing the $15.50 level

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) testing the $15.50 level

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) testing the $15.50 level Silver markets have been all over the place on Thursday, as the markets have gotten quite a bit of mixed messages around the world. The United States released horrific numbers when it comes to retail sales and PMI figures, and at the same time we are […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) at over four-month high

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) at over four-month high

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) at over four-month high Singapore stocks closed at a more than 4-month high on Wednesday, leading the gains in Southeast Asia after US President Donald Trump said he could relax the China trade deal deadline, while Philippines fell for the fourth straight day. Trump said on Tuesday that he could let […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China and the U.S. are trying to strike a deal before March 2

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China and the U.S. are trying to strike a deal before March 2

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China and the U.S. are trying to strike a deal before March 2 High-level trade talks between the U.S. and China are underway in Beijing. Stocks in Asia were mixed on Thursday as investors looked for progress in the months-long tariff dispute. There were reports that U.S. President Donald Trump may be […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) significantly trimmed overnight losses following some downbeat U.S. economic data

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) significantly trimmed overnight losses following some downbeat U.S. economic data

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) significantly trimmed overnight losses following some downbeat U.S. economic data Gold and silver prices are modestly lower in early U.S. trading Thursday, but have significantly trimmed overnight losses following some downbeat U.S. economic data that was just released. Still, a muscular U.S. dollar this week is keeping the precious metals market bulls squelched. April gold […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) bucked the trend yesterday, at least across the Asian region, closing 0.26 per cent lower at 6063

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) bucked the trend yesterday, at least across the Asian region, closing 0.26 per cent lower at 6063

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) bucked the trend yesterday, at least across the Asian region, closing 0.26 per cent lower at 6063 ASX missed the party The ASX bucked the trend yesterday, at least across the Asian region, closing 0.26% lower at 6063. Ostensibly, Australian shares missed-out on the party: global equities were noticeably higher across […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) pushes lower

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) pushes lower

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) pushes lower The GBP/USD price has created a new lower low in its current downtrend, as the dollar strength hurt sterling hard yesterday and has been in evidence already this morning. Rallies should continue to be sold until we see a higher high and, for the moment, that requires a move back above […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) lifted by fresh hopes of U.S.-China breakthrough

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) lifted by fresh hopes of U.S.-China breakthrough

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) lifted by fresh hopes of U.S.-China breakthrough The Australian Dollar rose Thursday as markets cheered fresh signs the White House could be willing to extend trade negotiations with China past a March 01 deadline, although new forecasts from UBS and Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) suggest things are already about as good as they’ll get […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) knocked by dollar strength

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) knocked by dollar strength

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) knocked by dollar strength Yesterday’s EUR/USD rally ended with a fresh push to $1.126, with further losses so far this morning. Below $1.121, the price will head towards possible support at $1.1116. The bearish short-term view remains until we see a higher high created, with the $1.134 level as a near-term target. Overall, the […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$BIIB, $BSX, $CLOV, $GM, $GERN, $SHOP Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of The Street’s Key analysts outlook for Key issues for Thursday as follows Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) was maintained as Market Perform […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) $13 billion investment reflects its ambitions to compete with Amazon and Microsoft

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) $13 billion investment reflects its ambitions to compete with Amazon and Microsoft

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) $13 billion investment reflects its ambitions to compete with Amazon and Microsoft Alphabet Inc.’s Google announced Wednesday it will invest $13 billion in new data centers across the United States as it looks to continue expanding its cloud business.  “Today we’re announcing over $13 billion in investments throughout 2019 in data centers and offices […]

Morgan Stanley said in a filing that it had a 5.6% stake in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR), shares jumped

Morgan Stanley said in a filing that it had a 5.6% stake in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR), shares jumped

Morgan Stanley said in a filing that it had a 5.6% stake in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR), shares jumped Twitter shares jumped more than 4% on Wednesday after Morgan Stanley said in a filingwith the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it has a 5.6% stake in the company. The bank – one of Twitter’s initial public offering underwriters in […]

United States Oil (USO) rose on hopes that potential progress in the latest Sino-U.S. tariff talks would improve the global economic outlook

United States Oil (USO) rose on hopes that potential progress in the latest Sino-U.S. tariff talks would improve the global economic outlook

United States Oil (USO) rose on hopes that potential progress in the latest Sino-U.S. tariff talks would improve the global economic outlook Oil prices rose on Thursday, buoyed by hopes that potential progress in the latest Sino-U.S. tariff talks would improve the global economic outlook, and as China’s trade figures including crude imports beat forecasts. […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) traded at 7,461.66 at its intraday peak on Wednesday, representing a 20.4% gain from its bear low

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) traded at 7,461.66 at its intraday peak on Wednesday, representing a 20.4% gain from its bear low

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) traded at 7,461.66 at its intraday peak on Wednesday, representing a 20.4% gain from its bear low The Nasdaq Composite Index, often used as a proxy for the health of technology and internet-related stocks, on Wednesday was on the verge of ending its longest bear market, by one measure, since 1991. A […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been ramping up its research and development spending in order to gain a competitive advantage against its rivals

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been ramping up its research and development spending in order to gain a competitive advantage against its rivals

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been ramping up its research and development spending in order to gain a competitive advantage against its rivals In its quarter that ended in December, Apple’s spending on R&D surged 14.5% year-over-year to $3.902 billion. R&D as a percent of revenue reached 5.63%, up from 2.1% in 2012. The continuous growth […]

Teen who hacks car to drive backwards gets shoutout from Elon Musk Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Teen who hacks car to drive backwards gets shoutout from Elon Musk Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Teen who hacks car to drive backwards gets shoutout from Elon Musk Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) A Russian teenager has refitted his car to drive it backward, and got a shoutout from Tesla’s TSLA, -1.17%   CEO Elon Musk. But this didn’t stop the police from stripping him of the car registration. The 18-year-old was stopped earlier this week […]

Following a well-liked earnings report, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock is setting up for profit-taking

Following a well-liked earnings report, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock is setting up for profit-taking

Following a well-liked earnings report, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock is setting up for profit-taking What’s there to like about Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) these days? It likely depends on how you look at things off and on the price chart. And in this strategist’s view, for traders long FB stock it may be time to consider unfriending shares and […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) little fundamental news to drive prices action

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) little fundamental news to drive prices action

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) little fundamental news to drive prices action Bitcoin prices fell Wednesday, extending the slide that has seen the cryptocurrency fall 5% since making a three-week high above $3,700 last week. In early afternoon trading, one bitcoin, BTCUSD, +0.29% the world’s largest digital currency, was changing hands at $3,576.60, down 0.2% since Tuesday at 5 p.m. […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) a trade deal could reduce concerns about growth and allow the 2019 rally to continue

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) a trade deal could reduce concerns about growth and allow the 2019 rally to continue

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) a trade deal could reduce concerns about growth and allow the 2019 rally to continue Stocks rose on Wednesday as investors grew hopeful that Chinese and U.S. trade authorities would reach an agreement before a deadline in early March. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 117.51 points to 25,543.27 as Walgreens Boots […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Higher, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Up In Asia Notes:  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China, as the 2 countries work to hammer out an agreement to resolve their trade dispute. The talks, scheduled to run through Friday, follow 3 days of deputy-level meetings to work […]

US-China Open Key Trade Talks in Beijing

US-China Open Key Trade Talks in Beijing

US and Chinese negotiators began trade talks Thursday that President Trump says will help decide whether he escalates a fight over Beijing’s technology ambitions by raising tariffs on $200-B of imports from China. The chief American envoy, Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, and his Chinese counterpart, Vice Premier Liu He, shook hands at the start of […]

Crunch Time on US China Trade

Crunch Time on US China Trade

US and Chinese negotiators are set to kick off two days of official trade talks in Beijing Thursday as the world’s top two economies try to patch up their festering economic dispute. Pressure to seal an accord ahead of a March deadline lessened before the talks as US President Donald Trump indicated Tuesday in Washington […]

Karl Rove, “Green New Deal ‘Laundry List of Lunatic Ideas'”

Karl Rove, “Green New Deal ‘Laundry List of Lunatic Ideas

FLASH: Green New Deal Reads Like a Democratic Party Suicide Pact Karl Rove, former White House deputy Chief of Staff, blasted the proposal by Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), for a Green New Deal and called it a “laundry list of lunatic ideas.” His comments came Wednesday during an TV interview on “America’s Newsroom.” “She has a […]

Cluster has become One of Australia’s Leading 1st Season Sires

Cluster has become One of Australia’s Leading 1st Season Sires

Larneuk based Cluster has become One of Australia’s Leading 1st Season Sires. Cluster has only had 3 runners so far, 2 of them winners Gee Gees Darl and Galaxy , Bunched has had one start for a gallant 2nd at Lismore during the week. Check the Australian 1st Season Sires List A particularly good looking […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sergio Marchionne’s Greatest Achievement

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sergio Marchionne’s Greatest Achievement

$RACE Sergio Marchionne is widely credited with rescuing Fiat from long-term crisis and turning it into one of the world’s fastest growing automobile companies. He became CEO in Y 2004 saying he would need to 2X its sales in order to make it financially viable. Within 2 years he had returned it to profitability and […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to edge higher at the open ahead of consumer inflation

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO)  poised to edge higher at the open ahead of consumer inflation

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to edge higher at the open ahead of consumer inflation The Australian share market is expected to open the day higher on Thursday. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is expected to start the day 0.1% or 6 points higher. This follows a positive night of trade […]

Higher risk appetite and improved sentiment bolstered stocks in China and Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI)

Higher risk appetite and improved sentiment bolstered stocks in China and Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI)

Higher risk appetite and improved sentiment bolstered stocks in China and Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Higher risk appetite and improved sentiment bolstered stocks in China and Hong Kong on Wednesday, as all benchmark indexes staged a mini rally. The Hang Seng Index rose to a near six-month high, boosted by investors who are […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) positive sentiment on the U.S.-China trade front

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) positive sentiment on the U.S.-China trade front

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) positive sentiment on the U.S.-China trade front Major stock markets in Asia closed higher on Wednesday amid positive sentiment on the U.S.-China trade front. The mainland Chinese markets were higher on the day. The Shenzhen component rose 2.012 percent to close at 8,171.21 and the Shenzhen composite gained 1.872 percent […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Japanese PPI disappointed with a gain of 0.6%

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Japanese PPI disappointed with a gain of 0.6%

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Japanese PPI disappointed with a gain of 0.6% USD/JPY has gained ground in the Wednesday session. In the North American session, the pair is trading at 110.76, up 0.25% on the day. On the release front, Japanese PPI disappointed with a gain of 0.6% in January, shy of the estimate of […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Bulls Still Have Chart Edge

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Bulls Still Have Chart Edge

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Bulls Still Have Chart Edge Gold and silver prices are near steady in early-afternoon U.S. trading Wednesday and have traded both sides of unchanged today. Buying interest in both metals was limited by a higher U.S. dollar index today, as well as firmer U.S. stock indexes that hit two-month highs. However, the sellers remain […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) recovers $1.13, but for how long?

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) recovers $1.13, but for how long?

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) recovers $1.13, but for how long? EUR/USD finally managed a substantial rally yesterday, moving off $1.126 and heading towards $1.134, but at present it looks like a lower high has been created. Further downside targets $1.126, and then to $1.1118. If bulls can hold the price above $1.126 and create a higher high, […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hits 3-week high on trade optimism

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hits 3-week high on trade optimism

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hits 3-week high on trade optimism Singapore stocks climbed in line with Asian peers on Wednesday, lifted by the possibility that Washington and Beijing might reach an agreement in trade talks, while other regional markets flitted in a flat-to-lower range after paring early gains. Ahead of the high-level talks due in […]

Spain Revolts on Socialist Government

Spain Revolts on Socialist Government

Spain’s Parliament has rejected a 2019 budget proposal, marking a major blow to Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and raising the prospect of a potential snap general election. A host of minority regional parties, including the Catalans, refused to support the crucial piece of legislation and voted against the proposal put forward by the socialist-led cabinet […]

Fed says, “Economy in Good Place”

Fed says, “Economy in Good Place”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Fed officials are getting their stories aligned on the US economy. Cleveland’s Loretta Mester says it’s in a “very good spot.” Or a “pretty good place,” as Kansas City’s Esther George has it, faithfully echoing Chairman Jerome Powell’s “the economy is good.” Their remarks, made Tuesday and Wednesday, aim […]

Osborne Bulls in Saturday’s G1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington

Osborne Bulls in Saturday’s G1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington

G1 challenge confronts Osborne Bulls at Flemington by Mike Hedge at Godolphin The return to racing of brilliant sprinter Osborne Bulls in Saturday’s G1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington is being treated cautiously by trainer James Cummings. But whatever the result, the gelding who rose to every challenge in the spring is shaping as a key […]

The Championships at Royal Randwick on Saturday 6 April and Saturday 13 April

The Championships at Royal Randwick on Saturday 6 April and Saturday 13 April

The Championships has attracted a record number of nominations, bursting through the 1500-mark, following the closing deadline for the sixth running of the highly-successful series. Racing NSW and Australian Turf Club received 1536 nominations for the 10 races to be run during The Championships at Royal Randwick on Saturday 6 April and Saturday 13 April. […]

Home Mortgage Applications Fall for 4th Week Running

Home Mortgage Applications Fall for 4th Week Running

US mortgage applications declined for a 4th week running even as some home borrowing costs fell to their lowest levels in more than 11 months, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday. The Washington-based industry group’s seasonally-adjusted index on borrower requests to lenders for a loan to buy a home and to refinance one decreased 3.7% to 364.8% […]

Dubai World Cup Latest News

Dubai World Cup Latest News

• · WinStar Three-Wide in World Cup • · Suave Richard Sets Sights on Sheema • · Bravazo World Cup-Bound • · Meydan Sprint Step One for Blue Point • · Watson Chats Kimbear, Muntazah & Pop the Hood • · Good Curry Spices Up Thursday Card • · Poetic Charm Ready to Disarm WINSTAR […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$CECE, $CLR, $ELAN, $EVRG, $MET, $RIO, $WLL Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of The Street’s Key analysts outlook for Key issues for Wednesday as follows: Ceco Environmental Corp. (NASDAQ:CECE) was started with […]

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 […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Steady, USD Higher, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up In Asia Notes:  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday he hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China this week, as the 2 countries seek to hammer out an agreement to resolve the trade dispute. The Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) dropped overnight to as low as 14.95, […]

Record US Crude Oil Production Coming in 2019, 2020

Record US Crude Oil Production Coming in 2019, 2020

$USO, $OIL, $UNG US expects domestic Crude Oil production to reach new heights this year and next, and that prices. And both crude and gasoline will be lower than in Y 2018. Government forecasters are sticking to their forecast that the United States, already the world’s biggest Crude Oil producer will become a net exporter […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the Automotive Aristocrat

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the Automotive Aristocrat

$RACE FLASH: Ferrari is the Aristocrat of of world’s automotive sector and the world’s strongest brand. Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is an iconic Italian luxury Supercar manufacturer which produces the Ferrari branded car. It is a limited production in demand car and instantly recognizable world wide. In Y 2018 only 9,251 Ferraris were shipped. The group’s high […]

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, […]

Buying Interest Triggered by Trump Polices Progress

Buying Interest Triggered by Trump Polices Progress

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Progress of President Trump’s Policies Bringing On Continued Stock Buying Interest US futures point to a higher start this morning with sentiment boosted by US lawmakers reaching an agreement in principle to possibly avert another government shutdown later this week. The S&P 500 futures trade 18 pts, or 0.7%, […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$CAR, $CCXI, $LYG, $PRTO Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of The Street’s Key analysts outlook for Key issues for Tuesday as follows: Avis Budget Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR) was raised to Buy from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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