US Economy Takes Corona Hit

US Economy Takes Corona Hit

New orders for US manufactured goods cratered in April by 17.2 percent as the COVID-19 pandemic shut down factories nationwide, the Commerce Department reported Thursday. That decline came after a 16.6 percent drop in March, taking sales down to $170 billion in April from $246 billion before the virus hit the world’s largest economy. Excluding […]

What You Missed in the Death of George Floyd While You Were Busy Being Racist

What You Missed in the Death of George Floyd While You Were Busy Being Racist

George Floyd died and the racist calls rang out, some black Americans looted stores, Media cried racism, black groups blamed white people, some whites blamed blacks and the whole argument shot off on a tangent, some blamed Trump, just what the government likes. Why does the Government like it? because it stops people seeing the […]

Global Airline Update

Global Airline Update

Austrian Airlines said Thursday that it would resume flights from June 15 after almost three months of being grounded due to the new coronavirus pandemic, which has heavily restricted international travel. Flights will resume to destinations in Europe, including London, Paris and Brussels, as well as Tel Aviv from June 15, the carrier, a subsidiary […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong shares ended lower Thursday. The Hang Seng index closed down 0.7% to 23,132.76, after falling more than 2% mid-session to its lowest mark since 25 May. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index fell 0.2%. The sub-index of the Hang Seng tracking energy shares was flat, the IT sector lost almost 2%, the financial […]

Fed’s Report says Recovery will not be Fast

Fed’s Report says Recovery will not be Fast

The Fed’s Beige Book report took the temperature of business activity across its 12 US districts shedding light on the depth of the economic pain generated by The China Virus, which led to an instant and unprecedented downturn. The Fed’s survey, known as the “Beige Book,” was completed in April, when non-essential businesses were shut down in […]

After This Instant Recovery Nearly 70% of Managed Money is Still Bearish

After This Instant Recovery Nearly 70% of Managed Money is Still Bearish

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX The love-hate relationship many investors had with US stocks during the 11 yr Bull market is reemerging, as stock steadily climb the Wall of Worry in the face of economic devastation and uncertainty. The benchmark S&P 500 index has risen 34% from its 23 March lows and the NAS Comp is […]

Market Overview: Beware of Rally, Shake Coming

Market Overview: Beware of Rally, Shake Coming

Market Overview: Beware of Rally, Shake Coming The Day Ahead The United States prints personal consumption expenditures prices for 1Q20, as well as the Energy information Administration’s crude oil, gasoline, fuel production, and heating oil stocks change for the week concluded 22 may. South Korea announces April’s industrial production. Japan releases April’s industrial production and […]

Americans Like to Shop for Groceries in a Store, Not Online

Americans Like to Shop for Groceries in a Store, Not Online

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Online grocery sales have risen 200% YTD, according to Earnest Research, part of a broader boom in home cooking now that thousands of restaurants are closed. The $840-B grocery industry has been one of the few bright spots during this medical emergency that has hammered the economy. Walmart Inc.(NYSE:WMT), Amazon.com Inc.(NASDAQ:AMZN) and startup […]

News Corp Drops Print in Australia

News Corp Drops Print in Australia

Rupert Murdoch’s Australian flagship media group News Corp announced Thursday it will stop printing more than 100 regional and local newspapers, blaming a collapse in advertising made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. The decision comes after News Corp announced on 1 April it was temporarily halting printing of around 60 community newspapers and is expected […]

Federal Reserve Will Look to Address Uncertainty

Federal Reserve Will Look to Address Uncertainty

After weeks of economic shutdowns, the outlook for a US rebound remains “highly uncertain” and businesses nationwide are gloomy about how quickly things can return to normal, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. At the same time firms worry that generous unemployment benefits make it difficult to retain workers or to bring them back to their […]

Bank of England Looks for New Stimulus

Bank of England Looks for New Stimulus

Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said Wednesday Britain’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic could be “longer and harder” than anticipated and fresh bids to boost growth may be needed. Bailey hinted that further interest rate cuts and quantitative easing — which sees the bank buy government bonds, printing new money in the process […]

Japan Rolls Out the Printing Press, Again

Japan Rolls Out the Printing Press, Again

Japan announced fresh stimulus plans worth nearly $300 billion on Wednesday to pep up the economy after the coronavirus pandemic tipped the country into recession. Consumer spending has slowed to a crawl despite Japan’s relatively low infection numbers and death toll from the disease outbreak, prompting the first economic downturn since 2015. In response Prime […]

Europe to Kill the Value of the Euro for an Economic Quick Fix

Europe to Kill the Value of the Euro for an Economic Quick Fix

A one-trillion-euro recovery plan to get Europe back on its feet after the devastation wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic was set to be unveiled Wednesday, as badly hit Spain started 10 days of national mourning for its thousands of dead. The massive European proposal follows other unprecedented emergency measures introduced around the world to rescue […]

France Ready to Rebound

France Ready to Rebound

Economic activity in France is making a clear if cautious recovery after lockdown measures were relaxed earlier this month but the country is still heading for a roughly 20 percent contraction this quarter, the national statistics agency said Wednesday. INSEE said that the French economy was currently running “at roughly four-fifths of its pre-crisis level” […]

Good Health Begins in the Mouth: Part 2, Coronaviruses

Good Health Begins in the Mouth: Part 2, Coronaviruses

Readily available dental mouthwashes have the potential to destroy the lipid envelope of all coronaviruses, combating virus replication in the mouth and throat. The findings are presented in a new review article published today in Function, concluding that there is an urgent need to test the effectiveness of this approach in clinical trials. “Emerging studies […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Bond Issue Oversubscribed 5X

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Bond Issue Oversubscribed 5X

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has improve its available liquidity by raising $713-M through a bond issue, with net proceeds to be used for “general corporate purposes.” The 5-yr unsecured bond pays 1.5% annual interest rate, Ferrari said in its news release.  Ferrari has been less affected by the C-19 coronavirus chaos than the other automakers. Its deliveries actually rose by 4.9% […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Cuts Prices Again

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Cuts Prices Again

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Cuts Prices Again Tesla said on Wednesday it’ll cut prices of its electric vehicles in North America as the company ramps up car production at its Fremont, California, factory after the easing of coronavirus lockdowns. The company’s Model S sedans will now be priced from $79,990, and its Model X sport utility […]

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

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

$BGS $BCC $CBAY $LYRA $MGNX $PDD $TWLO 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. These reports cover stocks to buy Below is our list for Wednesday, 27 May, as follows: B&G Foods Inc. (NYSE:BGS): this green giant is hot. Shares most […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares settled lower Wednesday as rising tensions in Hong Kong over China’s proposed security law took the shine off surging bank stocks and tempered expectations of a global economic recovery. The S&P/ASX 200 opened lower but recouped losses to rise 1% in intra-day trade. However, selling in the final 15 mins of trade wiped […]

“Fast Economic Recovery in Sight”

“Fast Economic Recovery in Sight”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Jamie Dimon sees “pretty good odds” of a fast economic recovery starting in Q-3 thanks to the US government’s stimulus programs and the strength of the consumer going into the Medical Malpractice chaos. “You could see a fairly rapid recovery,” the JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO said Tuesday at a […]

Resorts in Asia Heighten the Hygiene

Resorts in Asia Heighten the Hygiene

Whether we emerge from the most acute phase of the pandemic into a Brave New World is largely dependent on whether we’re all observing heightened hygiene protocols. Hand-washing has become de rigueur and many of us routinely respect a six-foot corona bubble of personal space when we encounter others. Hotels know this, and are enacting […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Traders Return to Wall Street

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Traders Return to Wall Street

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Traders Return to Wall Street Investors celebrated the reopening of the new york stock exchange by sending stocks soaring Tuesday, as the nation continues to unwind from pandemic shutdowns and a lot of drug companies chase coronavirus cures. The Dow Jones industrial average closed the day up 530 points, about […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Outlook

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Outlook

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Outlook The Dow Jones futures trading higher on memorial day as investors ignored rising tensions between USA and China and a new stand-off in Hong Kong and centered on the reopening of the economy and developments on the coronavirus treatment. Fed Governor Rosengreen in an interview on Sunday, said that […]

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

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

$AQST, $CHGG, $MRVL, $SPLK 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. These reports cover stocks to buy Below is our list for Tuesday, 26 May, as follows: Aquestive Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ:AQST) was reiterated as Buy and its price target was raised […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australia and New Zealand stock indexes on Tuesday surged to their highest in more than two months, fuelled by mounting hopes of a global economic recovery as more countries emerge from the coronavirus-induced lockdown. The S&P/ASX 200 index advanced more than 2% for the 2nd straight session and ended 2.9% firmer at 5,780 pts. The […]

F1 Was Off This Weekend at MC, But Ferrari’s Leclerc Was Full Out on the Streets of Monaco

F1 Was Off This Weekend at MC, But Ferrari’s Leclerc Was Full Out on the Streets of Monaco

$RACE Charles Leclerc drove a Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) flat-out around the streets of Monte Carlo Sunday morning as he starred in a remake of the cult film C’était un Rendez-vous. On the same day that the cancelled Monaco Grand Prix was due to take place, Mr. Leclerc got behind the wheel of a Ferrari SF90 road car […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, What the Bulls are Telling Us

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, What the Bulls are Telling Us

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Week’s Action The large-cap indexes were lower Thursday, and flat Friday. On the week though the S&P 500 (+3.2%), DJIA (+3.3%), and NAS Comp (+3.4%) rose 3%+, and the small-cap Russell 2000 climbed 7.8%. The Bulls are in charge. Technical Analysis S&P 500 broke higher Wednesday, opened lower Thursday and […]

The People Have Been “Emotionally Manipulated”

The People Have Been “Emotionally Manipulated”

The People have become angered and outraged by “emotional manipulation” and the rejection of “actual logical reasoning,” says US House Representative Dan Crenshaw, (R-TX) “Outrage is emotional manipulation, and I think we are too eager to be emotional manipulated,” Mr. Crenshaw said. “I call out the left and the right for this. “It happens on both sides. […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Some dollar volatility

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Some dollar volatility

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Some dollar volatility The greenback has been the main mover on currency markets within the past seven days. In the early part of last week, it had been on the back foot as signs of progress in the race for a Covid-19 treatment supported risk appetite. The currency managed to recovery some […]

May 2020: World Business Economic Sentiment

May 2020: World Business Economic Sentiment

Economic sentiment has improved since last month, per our latest survey of global executives on C-19 coronavirus chaos and the economy. Still, their near-term outlook remains more negative than positive. Since early April, a growing number of businesses and governments around the world have begun to reopen, ushering in a new phase of the C-19 coronavirus […]

Coronavirus and the Reopening of America

Coronavirus and the Reopening of America

When his business was hit by a coronavirus lockdown, Josh Ellis saw a threat to his livelihood and a breach of the US Constitution. So he went on Facebook and called for protests. The appeal “went viral instantly,” said the 40-year-old, who set up a Facebook page called American Revolution 2.0 in early April. The […]

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible II’; THR’s 2000 Review

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible II’; THR’s 2000 Review

On 24 May 2000, Paramount unveiled John Woo’s Mission: Impossible II in theaters. The Tom Cruise spy franchise starrer went on to gross $546-M during its global run. The Hollywood Reporter’s original review and the official trailer is below:  Call it M:I-2, Mission: Impossible II (as it appears in the opening credits) or “Mission: Unstoppable,” this long-awaited Paramount […]

No US Recovery Until Q3

No US Recovery Until Q3

US unemployment is likely to remain in double digits as Americans go to the polls in November, a top White House economic adviser said Sunday. Kevin Hassett predicted that US economic growth will “skyrocket” in the third quarter but could fall short of a full recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Some 38.6 million people have […]

NASA Invites Public to Be Its Guests to Celebrate Historic ‘Launch America’

NASA Invites Public to Be Its Guests to Celebrate Historic ‘Launch America’

NASA is inviting the public to help celebrate a historic milestone in human spaceflight as it prepares for #LaunchAmerica, the 1st flight into orbit of American astronauts on American rockets from American soil since the end of the space shuttle era in Y 2011. Known as NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 test flight, which is targeted for lift […]

President Trump Extended a Invitation to the G-7 Leaders for an In Person Meeting in Washington, DC

President Trump Extended a Invitation to the G-7 Leaders for an In Person Meeting in Washington, DC

Any in-person meeting of Group of Seven (G-7) leaders will take place at the end of June, White House NSA (national security adviser) Robert O’Brien said Sunday. “The G7 summit, if it happens in person and we think it will, will take place at the end of June,” Mr. O’Brien said in a TV interview. […]

“No Covid concerns at the Lake of the Ozarks”

“No Covid concerns at the Lake of the Ozarks”

A video clip posted to Twitter  shows dozens of pool party-goers enjoying themselves at Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, on Memorial Day weekend with no sign of social distancing or face masks. The video, which has the caption, “No Cvid concerns at the Lake of the Ozarks,”  has elicited millions of responses nationwide. Opinions are divided […]

C-19 Coronavirus: The Crisis is Not the Disease but Its Political and Media Exploitation

C-19 Coronavirus: The Crisis is Not the Disease but Its Political and Media Exploitation

The People are Enraged, how long will this last? “The idea that the worldwide lockdown of virtually every country other than Sweden may have been an enormous mistake strikes many, including world leaders, most scientists especially health officials, doctors and epidemiologists, those who work in major news media, opinion writers in those media and the […]

American Veterinary Medical Association Does Not Recommend Routine C-19 Testing for Pets

American Veterinary Medical Association Does Not Recommend Routine C-19 Testing for Pets

$IDXX A veterinary test for SARS-CoV-2 the virus that can cause the disease C-19 coronavirus in humans is now available for pets. Idexx Laboratories (NASDAQ:IDXX), a veterinary diagnostics and software company is making its SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) RealPCR test for pets available to veterinarians. In a press release, the company explains its rationale: “IDEXX is launching […]

President Trump, UV Light and the C-19 Coronavirus Chaos

President Trump, UV Light and the C-19 Coronavirus Chaos

$AYTU Ultraviolet light has been used as a disinfectant in wastewater treatment, hospital rooms and other settings. It also has some medical treatment applications, such as the use of fluorescent lamps to administer controlled doses of UV light to skin lymphoma patients.   UV light works as a disinfectant because it can stop cells from reproducing. No microorganisms have shown […]

Drive-in Movies, ‘Back to the Future’

Drive-in Movies, ‘Back to the Future’

The drive-in movie, a relic of an earlier time in America, is making a comeback as entertainment designed for the C-19 coronavirus chaos era. The drive-in has struck a chord with Americans who have been largely confined to their homes since March watching the death toll from C-19 coronavirus chaos accumulate on their TV screens. […]

Grill Warren Buffett’s Favorite Steak in Your Backyard this Memorial Day

Grill Warren Buffett’s Favorite Steak in Your Backyard this Memorial Day

Of all the dining experiences that people miss during this C-19 coronavirus chaos 1 of the most impossible to recreate at home is that of a real New York steakhouse. A just-charred rib-eye steak does not show its best face after traveling in a take-out container. Smith & Wollensky has no plans to offer prime beef […]

Tour California’s Coast from Your Living Room

Tour California’s Coast from Your Living Room

Put the top down, turn the radio up and hit the road for the quintessential California road trip along State Highway 1 As far as road trips go, California’s classic Highway 1 has it all. It is an excellent route for drivers, with twists, turns and narrow bends in the road. It offers beautiful, wind-swept […]

“Life is Too Short to Drink Bad Wine”– Goethe

“Life is Too Short to Drink Bad Wine”– Goethe

So, follow our guide to how to drink your way through each of France’s wine regions; Loire Valley Signature grapes: Chenin Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc, Melon de Bourgogne, Cabernet Franc  Known for its chateaux, Chenin Blanc, and serious amount of ‘natural’ winemakers, the Loire Valley is home to some of France’s most exciting and easily accessible […]

Almost 50% of Fund Managers are Overweight the Healthcare Sector

Almost 50% of Fund Managers are Overweight the Healthcare Sector

$GILD $PFE $INO $MRNA $JNJ $GSK $SPY Investors are diversifying bets in the healthcare sector, as the rush to develop treatments for C-19 coronavirus has driven up prices for some Big Pharma stocks. Now at least 48% of fund managers are overweight healthcare stocks, a BofA survey showed, and the S&P 500 healthcare sector is […]

Americans Leaving Their Homes, and Hitting the Road

Americans Leaving Their Homes, and Hitting the Road

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Americans locked at homes for 9 wks are anxious to participate in a C-19 coronavirus experiment that begins this Memorial Day weekend, with all 50 States open at least in part. People are filling resorts, casting aside masks at the mall and eating out. That freedom will boost an economy […]

Triple Crown and other major stakes for 3-year-olds finally firming up

Triple Crown and other major stakes for 3-year-olds finally firming up

With the schedules for the 2020 Triple Crown and other major stakes for 3-year-olds finally firming up, trainer Patrick Biancone is stepping up the training programs for Sole Volante and Ete Indien at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training facility in Palm Beach County.  “I gave them an easy time in April. They should be […]

Sunlight Shines on Magic Millions Broodmare Sale

Sunlight Shines on Magic Millions Broodmare Sale

Champion mare Sunlight has been retired and the superstar sprinter will be sold as an elite breeding prospect at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale in July. A triple Group One winner and earner of over $6.5 million, Sunlight has spent the past three racing seasons as one of Australia’s best gallopers and she retires as the […]

Another Bumper Inglis Digital Sale in Australia

Another Bumper Inglis Digital Sale in Australia

For the second successive month, popular demand for the Inglis Digital Online Sale platform has seen a new record number of entries. The May Sale will take on the same format as the April Online Sale, where more than 432 lots sold (80%) for a gross of $4.2 million, demonstrating the strong demand across all […]

Royal Ascot 2020

Royal Ascot 2020

Ascot have unveiled a bumper schedule for this year’s behind closed doors Royal Meeting. Ascot Racecourse today unveiled the Order Of Running for the behind closed doors 2020 Royal Meeting (16th-20th June). In this unprecedented year, there are several alterations to the programme, including six extra races being added to the fixture. There will be […]

Debit Cards – A Thing of the Past?

Debit Cards – A Thing of the Past?

Multiple technological advancements in the last ten years have changed our lifestyle tremendously. Mobile devices have become crucial. We look up the news, buy stuff, read books, and even gamble online from our smartphones. With e-Wallets, mobile payment systems like Neteller used for swift deposits in iGaming and cryptocurrencies becoming so popular, are credit and […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Demands its Premium Status

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Demands its Premium Status

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) commands a premium valuation based on 3 Key elements of its business model: pricing power, strong demand, and growth. The iconic Italian luxury Super carmaker delivered good results in Q-1 Y 2020 despite some difficult economic conditions. Its success augurs well for long-term investors. The driver behind Ferrari’s success is brand strength. […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Fell as China Trade Tensions Escalate

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Fell as China Trade Tensions Escalate

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Fell as China Trade Tensions Escalate The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 101.78 points, or 0.41%, to close at 24,474.12. The S&P 500 lost 23.10 points, or 0.78%, to end at 2948.51, and the Nasdaq Composite fell 90.90 points, or 0.97%, to close at 9284.88. China is coming up with […]

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

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

$ANGI, $BJ, $EXPE, $HON, $INO, $LOW 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. These reports cover stocks to buy Below is our list for Friday, 22 May, as follows: ANGI Homeservices Inc. (NASDAQ:ANGI) was reiterated with a Buy rating and its […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index fell more than 5% Friday afternoon after China moved to impose new national security legislation on the city, raising fears of a revival of street protests that convulsed the financial hub for much of last year. The benchmark is headed for its largest daily percentage drop since Y 2015. The […]

Businesses are Returning to Productivity, Resilience is Key

Businesses are Returning to Productivity, Resilience is Key

Investments in resiliency will be/are a Key part of survival for many businesses, providing the know how required if there are further setbacks ahead over the next year or 2. Many companies are conjuring the details and building the capabilities needed for a return to productivity (work). They are running spreadsheets to see how many people […]

No Need for More Unemployment Aid Even as Election Looms, President Trump Urges Americans to Go Back to Work

No Need for More Unemployment Aid Even as Election Looms, President Trump Urges Americans to Go Back to Work

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell huddled Thursday at the White House as Republicans stake out new plans to phase out C-19 coronavirus chaos-related unemployment benefits to encourage Americans to go back to work. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow Thursday dismissed the idea of extending unemployment benefits […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Takes a Dip

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Takes a Dip

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Takes a Dip U.S. stock indexes edged down at the open on Thursday as developing Sino-U.S. tensions and mixed retail earnings added to concerns about the pace of a recovery from a coronavirus-fueled economic slump. The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 11.63 points, or 0.05%, at the open to […]

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

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

$ABBV, $AES, $AEP, $AWR, $AWK 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. These reports cover stocks to buy Below is our A list for Thursday, 21 May, as follows: AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) has profitable products on the market and a powerful […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China and Hong Kong stocks were little changed Thursday ahead of the country’s annual parliament session, starting this week, that could yield more economic stimulus. At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.05% at 2,885.20. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.06%, with its financial sector sub-index losing 0.07%, the Real Estate […]

The C-19 Lockdown has made the Average American Fatter!

The C-19 Lockdown has made the Average American Fatter!

A new polls revealed that the average American has put on about 5 lbs during the C-19 coronavirus lockdown. The major contributing factors include increased alcohol consumption, eating processed carbohydrates like baked goods and pasta, and lack of exercise. The survey, conducted by OnePoll for supplement company Naked Nutrition, included over 2,000 Americans who were […]

The State has the Power to Vaccinate People to Prevent the Spread of a Contagious Disease

The State has the Power to Vaccinate People to Prevent the Spread of a Contagious Disease

Now there are over 1,100 clinical trials around the world searching for a vaccine that will be effective against C-19 coronavirus, some experts wonder if Americans will respond to the cure once it is available. Our track record for vaccinations is not encouraging. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that only 40 […]

Just 38% of Small Businesses Applying for Aid Received C-19 Coronavirus Loans

Just 38% of Small Businesses Applying for Aid Received C-19 Coronavirus Loans

Almost 75% of small businesses in a survey applied for help from a federal loan program designed to keep workers employed during the C-19 coronavirus chaos, but only 38% of small businesses received any money, according to survey results the US Census Bureau released Thursday. Crude Oil extraction and mining businesses had the best success […]

Investors Imagine Negative US Interest Rates

Investors Imagine Negative US Interest Rates

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX Negative interest rates in the US were once taboo. The C-19 coronavirus chaos changed that, and has forced investors to give serious thought to the implications of such a drastic policy shift. Rate options, which gauge monetary policy expectations, Monday implied a 23% probability that the Key federal funds rate will […]

US Federal Reserve Sees Small Businesses Disaster

US Federal Reserve Sees Small Businesses Disaster

Some types of businesses may not be able to survive in the post-pandemic world even after the American economy recovers from the coronavirus, the US Federal Reserve said Wednesday. Defeating COVID-19 is the key factor in restoring the world’s largest economy, but some of the damage may persist especially if consumers remain reluctant to return […]

Goodbye to High-yield Savings Accounts

Goodbye to High-yield Savings Accounts

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX For years, the high-yield saving products were a success for both consumers and financial institutions alike. After getting almost Zero interest from big US banks, individuals who parked their excess cash with the likes of Ally Financial Inc., Barclays Plc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s consumer bank, Marcus, or HSBC Holdings Plc’s HSBC Direct […]

The Economics of Negative Interest Rates Simplified

The Economics of Negative Interest Rates Simplified

Here we assess whether this is a sustainable form of monetary policy for central banks in some countries at risk of a deflationary depression. A negative interest rate policy happens when a country’s central bank lowers the nominal monetary policy interest rate below Zero. In other words, commercial banks must pay to lodge some of […]

Carabao Group Thailand Upgraded to Strong Buy

Carabao Group Thailand Upgraded to Strong Buy

HEFFX have issued a STRONG BUY recommendation on Carabao Group. (CBG.BK) based on a one-year target price of 167.00 baht, offering a 75.79% upside potential from its closing price of 95.00 baht on May, 20th, 2020. Our recommendation is primarily driven by strong margins and growing revenue combined with an excellent balance sheet. About Carabao […]

Study: Treatment with Interferon-α2b Speeds up Recovery of C-19 coronavirus Patients

Study: Treatment with Interferon-α2b Speeds up Recovery of C-19 coronavirus Patients

Treatment with IFN-α2b was shown for the 1st time to improve virus clearance and decrease levels of inflammatory markers in a cohort of C-19 coronavirus patients. Treatment with antivirals such as interferons may significantly improve virus clearance and reduce levels of inflammatory proteins in COVID-19 patients, according to a new study in Frontiers in Immunology. Researchers […]

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

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

$BYND, $BNTX, $CURLF, $LMT, $LULU, $NEM, $RGLD, $SCCO, $VRTX 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. These reports cover stocks to buy Below is our list for Wednesday, 20 May, as follows: Beyond Meat Inc. (NASDAQ:BYND) was started with a Buy […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China shares fell Wednesday as cautious investors held back ahead of the country’s annual political meetings where policymakers will discuss measures to boost the economy. At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was down 0.45% to 2,885.54. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was down 0.49%, with its financial sector sub-index lower by 0.37%, the consumer […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Stock Just Shy of its January Highs

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Stock Just Shy of its January Highs

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has reopened its factories in Maranello and Modena after a 2-month downtime with safety measures in place. Shares of RACE have held up during the C-19 coronavirus chaos and are only off 3.35% since 1 January. Ferrari is The Aristocrat of the automotive sector. Enzo Ferrari’s iconic Italian Supercar manufacturer claimed the […]

Mutual Fund Giants Unfazed by “Rich Guys” Warning on Stocks

Mutual Fund Giants Unfazed by “Rich Guys” Warning on Stocks

$DIA $SPY $QQQ Some Wall Street heavyweights who President Trump dubbed ‘rich guys’ last week may sound alarmed about stocks, but some of the world’s biggest investors are holding on or boosting their holdings. Money managers and strategists at Capital Group, Franklin Templeton and BlackRock Inc., which together oversee about $8.8-T, say stocks remain attractive […]

Investors Have Their Mojo Back, Stage the Fastest Market Recovery in History

Investors Have Their Mojo Back, Stage the Fastest Market Recovery in History

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX US stock markets will deliver the steepest recoveries in their history over the next year, returning to marks from before March’s C-19 coronavirus lockdowns more than 2X as fast as after the Y 2008 financial crisis, according to analysts from Citigroup. In a note to clients dated Monday, the bank […]

President Trump Seeks 7.6% Payroll Tax Cut to Stop C-19 Coronavirus’ Economic Pain

President Trump Seeks 7.6% Payroll Tax Cut to Stop C-19 Coronavirus’ Economic Pain

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Tuesday that President Donald Trump wants to see a 7.6% cut in the US payroll tax, hoping it will help stop economic pain caused by the C-19 coronavirus chaos. “I know the President wants to see those folks that go back to work to get a 7.6% cut in their […]

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