Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) hit with a $1.7 billion antitrust fine for harming competition in online advertising

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) hit with a $1.7 billion antitrust fine for harming competition in online advertising

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) hit with a $1.7 billion antitrust fine for harming competition in online advertising The European Union on Wednesday hit Google-parent Alphabet (GOOGL) with a $1.7 billion antitrust fine for harming competition in online advertising, marking the third penalty issued against the internet giant by the EU. Google stock climbed despite the latest EU […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) contending with a growing array of bi-partisan criticism

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) contending with a growing array of bi-partisan criticism

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) contending with a growing array of bi-partisan criticism Facebook Inc. is contending with a growing array of bi-partisan criticism and fresh regulatory issues which may pose increasing risk to its unique advertising-revenue-based business model, analysts say. In recent days, President Trump tweeted that the company is “sooo on the side of the […]

E-commerce juggernaut Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) just keeps on rolling

E-commerce juggernaut Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) just keeps on rolling

E-commerce juggernaut Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) just keeps on rolling Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock has garnered a fair number of headlines lately, as usual. But this time around some of those headlines were a bit surprising. The most interesting was Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Elizabeth Warren suggesting that the big tech firms — Google (NASDAQ:GOOG, NASDAQ:GOOGL), Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) […]

United States Oil (USO) spiked 40% since Christmas Eve thanks to OPEC’s aggressive production cuts

United States Oil (USO) spiked 40% since Christmas Eve thanks to OPEC’s aggressive production cuts

United States Oil (USO) spiked 40% since Christmas Eve thanks to OPEC’s aggressive production cuts US oil prices have spiked 40% since Christmas Eve thanks to OPEC’s aggressive production cuts. Crude’s recovery from last year’s bear market hit another milestone on Wednesday. Oil topped $60 a barrel for the first time since November 9. The […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) closed lower after the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary-policy announcement

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) closed lower after the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary-policy announcement

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) closed lower after the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary-policy announcement The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 closed lower on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve’s latest monetary-policy announcement dragged Treasury yields lower, pushing bank shares down. Goldman Sachs led the 30-stock Dow to end the day down 141.71 points at […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) shares dip in wobbly session

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) shares dip in wobbly session

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) shares dip in wobbly session A gauge of stocks across the world fell on Wednesday as a boost from a dovish Federal Reserve was not enough to offset concerns over economic growth and U.S.-China trade talks. Sterling fell after British Prime Minister Theresa May said she was not prepared to delay Brexit […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock is finally a short after its monster rally in 2019

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock is finally a short after its monster rally in 2019

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock is finally a short after its monster rally in 2019 Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock finally showed some weakness Tuesday after its double-digit move higher off of its January low. Beginning the year with a thud, AAPL stock has now tacked on more than 40 points! While, certainly, Apple’s rally was warranted, considering its […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Trades Sideways Above $4,000

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Trades Sideways Above $4,000

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Trades Sideways Above $4,000 At the time of writing Bitcoin is trading up nominally at its current price of $4,070 and is up slightly from its daily lows of $4,030. Ever since BTC pushed above $4,000 last Friday, the cryptocurrency’s upwards momentum has stalled, leading it to trade in an incredibly tight trading range […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Climbs Despite Lawsuits

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Climbs Despite Lawsuits

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Climbs Despite Lawsuits Twitter saw its stock climb 3% despite rising attention to a lawsuit from a member of Congress. Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of California named the social media giant as a co-defendant in a suit filed on Monday in a Virginia state court alleging $250 million in compensatory and punitive […]

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) chart formed a ‘golden cross’

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) chart formed a ‘golden cross’

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) chart formed a ‘golden cross’ Netflix is set to gain a new competitor next week when Apple will reportedly unveil its streaming platform. Netflix shares have risen slightly in the past week and are up 35 percent this year. They are the best performers of the FANG stocks. Miller Tabak equity strategist Matt Maley said the name […]

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) new streaming offering is likely to be the key driver

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) new streaming offering is likely to be the key driver

The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) new streaming offering is likely to be the key driver Today is historic for Disney (NYSE:DIS) stock, as the company closed its $71 billion acquisitionof assets of Twenty-First Century Fox (NASDAQ:FOX). For Disney CEO Robert Iger, the deal had its challenges. Keep in mind that Disney’s rival, Comcast, (NASDAQ:CMCSA) tried to buy the Fox assets. But Iger […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Remains Strong

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Remains Strong

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Remains Strong It has been a rough few months for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA). Just as it seemed that Tesla stock was ready to roar to permanent, new highs due to its successful ramp of Model 3 production and a hugely profitable third quarter, TSLA stock started moving in the opposite direction. Ever since […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Dowu, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed held interest rates steady, shave the number of hikes projected for the rest of the year at none and release details of a plan to end the monthly reduction of its massive balance sheet in September. US Crude Oil stockpiles last […]

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) HEFFX Highlights

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp (OCBC) HEFFX Highlights

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (the Bank) is a Singapore-based financial services company. The Bank is engaged in the business of banking, life assurance, general insurance, asset management, wealth management, investment holding, futures and stockbroking. Its segments are Global Consumer/Private Banking, Global Corporate/Investment Banking, Global Treasury and Markets, Insurance and OCBC Wing Hang. Global Consumer/Private Banking […]

DBS HEFFX Highlights

DBS HEFFX Highlights

DBS Group Holdings Ltd is an investment holding company. The Company performs its operation through its subsidiary, DBS Bank Ltd (the Bank), which is engaged in a range of commercial banking and financial services, principally in Asia. The Company’s operating segments include Consumer Banking/Wealth Management; Institutional Banking; Treasury, and Others. The Consumer Banking/Wealth Management segment […]

Singapore Airlines Ltd. HEFFX Highlights

Singapore Airlines Ltd. HEFFX Highlights

Singapore Airlines Limited is engaged in passenger and cargo air transportation, engineering services, training of pilots, air charters and tour wholesaling and related activities. The Company’s segments include airline operations, engineering services, cargo operations and Others. The airline operations segment provides passenger air transportation. The engineering services segment is in the business of providing airframe […]

Singapore Exchange HEFFX Highlights

Singapore Exchange HEFFX Highlights

Singapore Exchange Limited is engaged in operating integrated securities exchange and derivatives exchange in Singapore and related clearing houses. The Company is engaged in providing services, such as investment holding, treasury management, provision of management and administrative services to related corporations, provision of contract processing and technology connectivity services. The Company operates through four segments: […]

Keppel HEFFX Highlights

Keppel HEFFX Highlights

Keppel Corporation Limited is an investment holding and management company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in offshore oil-rig construction, shipbuilding, and ship repair and conversion; environmental engineering, power generation, logistics and data centers; property development and investment, and property fund management, and investments. The Company operates in four segments: Offshore & Marine, Infrastructure, […]

Elon Musk’s ‘Dust Up’ with the SEC is Pushing Down Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock

Elon Musk’s ‘Dust Up’ with the SEC is Pushing Down Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock

$TSLA Many investors thought the battle between Elon Musk and the SEC was over, but unfortunately it appears the SEC is 2Xing down on their pressure on Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO. The last thing stock Bulls want to see is the SEC and Mr. Musk back in the courts. This has caused some investors to trim […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) says, “Not so Fast on Electric Supercars”

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) says,  “Not so Fast on Electric Supercars”

$RACE FLASH: Technology is not ready for high-performance electric road cars yet The media is all over the fact that a Tesla M-S can go from Zero to 60mph in 2.3 secs, at least as quick as a gasoline powered Supercar from Ferrari or Lamborghini But both of those iconic Italian automakers say electric car […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Australia Did Not Represent Our “Real Potential”

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Australia Did Not Represent Our “Real Potential”

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) were the favorites as they headed to the F1 season opener in Australia after dominating pre-season testing. But in the end they didn’t make the podium, let alone trouble the top step.  The Big Q: Was talk of a genuine title tilt premature? The Big A: Ferrari boss Mattia Binotto does not […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) index is above its 50-day moving average and above its 200-day moving average

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) index is above its 50-day moving average and above its 200-day moving average

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) index is above its 50-day moving average and above its 200-day moving average Chinese stocks were little changed on Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve’s interest rate decision later in the day and on uncertainty surrounding Sino-US trade negotiations. The Shanghai Composite index was flat at 3,090.64 points. The blue-chip […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Still Eyes 112 Resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Still Eyes 112 Resistance

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) Still Eyes 112 Resistance The Japanese Yen has yet to surrender a key short-term psychological resistance point to the US Dollar, but it may do so very soon. USD/JPY remains well within the uptrend channel which has bounded trade for much of this year. However, the JPY112.00 level has capped the market. The pair […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks were hit by a new wave of uncertainty on the U.S.-China trade front following a series of conflicting reports

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks were hit by a new wave of uncertainty on the U.S.-China trade front following a series of conflicting reports

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks were hit by a new wave of uncertainty on the U.S.-China trade front following a series of conflicting reports Shares in major Asian stock markets mostly slipped on Wednesday following a series of conflicting reports on U.S.-China trade that surfaced overnight. The broad MSCI Asia ex-Japan index slipped […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Job vacancies fall

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Job vacancies fall

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Job vacancies fall Australia’s Westpac leading index came in flat in February, falling from an upwardly-revised +0.1% reading in January, despite firmer commodity prices. In addition, skilled vacancies in February fell 0.9% m/m, escalating January’s revised 0.5% decline. The Australian jobs markets has been one of the more robust parts of […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) trade war worries left investors trading defensively

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) trade war worries left investors trading defensively

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) trade war worries left investors trading defensively Australian shares closed lower on Wednesday as trade war worries left investors trading defensively. The S&P/ASX 200 Index fell 22.5 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 6165.3, while the broader All Ordinaries slid 24.8 points, or 0.4 per cent, to 6251.8. An air of […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) prices lurched lower on a slump in demand by industrial units and coin makers

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) prices lurched lower on a slump in demand by industrial units and coin makers

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) prices lurched lower on a slump in demand by industrial units and coin makers Gold prices fell in futures trade on Wednesday, hit by weak demand at the spot market and lacklustre trend in overseas markets.  In the global markets, gold fell on account of the dollar’s rise against […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) possible trade talk friction

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) possible trade talk friction

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) possible trade talk friction Most Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Wednesday as signs suggesting possible hurdles in U.S.-China trade talks curbed risk sentiment, while anticipation of the U.S. Federal Reserve policy decision also kept investors on the sidelines. Bloomberg had reported that negotiators in the U.S. were concerned that China […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside should be limited

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside should be limited

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside should be limited Outlook in EUR/USD remains unchanged. Further rise could be seen with 1.1294 minor support intact despite loss of upside momentum. But upside should be limited below 1.1419 resistance to complete the corrective rebound from 1.1176. On the downside, below 1.1294 minor support will turn bias to the downside […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) unchanged after mixed job numbers

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) unchanged after mixed job numbers

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) unchanged after mixed job numbers GBP/USD is steady in the Tuesday session. In the North American session, the pair is trading at 1.3265, down 0.09% on the day. There are no major U.S. events on the schedule. British employment numbers were mixed. On Wednesday, the U.K. releases a host of inflation […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) rallies on slower US growth forecast

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) rallies on slower US growth forecast

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) rallies on slower US growth forecast Gold prices moved higher on Tuesday, as the dollar weakened despite rising US yields. The EUR/USD whipsawed higher, despite a mixed ZEW survey which showed that future conditions are expected to get better. The CNBC Fed survey for March shows weaker global growth pointing to […]

Ukraine 2016 Election Meddling to Aid Hillary Clinton

Ukraine 2016 Election Meddling to Aid Hillary Clinton

FLASH: Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko announced he has opened a probe into alleged efforts by a Ukrainian to interfere with the 2016 Presidential elections on behalf of Hillary Clinton. “Today we will launch a criminal investigation about this and we will give legal assessment of this information,” he declared The investigation centers on a […]

President Trump’s Economic Growth Plan Is Sustainable

President Trump’s Economic Growth Plan Is Sustainable

US economic growth averaging 2.8% reached under President Trump’s policies can be sustained over the next 10 years, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers Kevin Hassett Wednesday. “What happened is we went from 1% growth, the new normal that would be disappointing forever, to 3% growth over the last 2 years with […]

‘Golden Cross’ Triggers DJIA

‘Golden Cross’ Triggers DJIA

$DIA FLASH: The DJIA triggered a technical signal Tuesday that many participants believe could mean more gains for stocks, the pattern is known as the ‘golden cross‘. The chart pattern comes about when a short-term moving average moves above a longer-term moving average. Moving averages are popular trend indicators used by technical analysts. In the […]

FOMC: No Rate Hikes in 2019

FOMC: No Rate Hikes in 2019

FLASH: Fed leaves fed fund rate unchanged; projects no rate hikes in Y 2019, and balance sheet runoff will end in September. Plus: Fed now project 1 rate hike in Y 2020 and none in Y 2021 The Fed left its Key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and projected no rate hikes in 2019, dramatically underscoring […]

The Ethiopian Jet’s Crash, What is Known, What is Next

The Ethiopian Jet’s Crash, What is Known, What is Next

$BA FLASH: Investigators looking to uncover the causes must answer 1 of the biggest Qs: Was the plane’s software to blame? WHAT WE KNOW – Europe and Canada said they would independently certify the safety of the jets, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying. – Boeing has stopped delivery of all new MAX […]

Macron Under Fire in France, Calling Up Troops

Macron Under Fire in France, Calling Up Troops

FLASH: President Macron to deploy soldiers to keep order during yellow vest protests. French President Emmanuel Macron, 41 anni, announced that soldiers will be deployed across the country to help maintain security during yellow vest protests planned this weekend. Mr. Macron said the military will secure government buildings and other sites to allow police forces […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$WTR, $DZP, $FIVE, $LIVX, $NBL, $SCCO 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: Aqua America Inc. (NYSE:WTR) was raised to Buy […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) most bearish it’s been since 2013

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) most bearish it’s been since 2013

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) most bearish it’s been since 2013 Facebook stock is now about 27 percent lower than its July all-time high, and Street sentiment — as measured by the number of hold and sell ratings — is the most bearish it’s been since 2013, based on FactSet estimates.  While growing skepticism can sometimes be a […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) gives up gains on news of troubled trade talks

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) gives up gains on news of troubled trade talks

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) gives up gains on news of troubled trade talks The benchmark S&P 500 index ended little changed on Tuesday as investor optimism regarding the Federal Reserve’s expected affirmation of its dovish policy stance was offset by reports of fault lines emerging in ongoing U.S.-China trade negotiations. Financial stocks weighed on all three […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk’s dispute with the SEC is an “overhang” on the stock

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk’s dispute with the SEC is an “overhang” on the stock

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk’s dispute with the SEC is an “overhang” on the stock Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s habit of sparring with federal securities regulators is making Wall Street nervous. Tesla shares seesawed Tuesday, falling by as much as 2.2 percent before recovering, hours after the Securities and Exchange Commission doubled down on its allegation that Musk “blatantly […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Clean Up Strategy Makes It A Winner

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Clean Up Strategy Makes It A Winner

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) Clean Up Strategy Makes It A Winner Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) had a remarkable run last year. In the face of extreme negativity about social media stocks, the company outperformed its main rival Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), gaining 20% as Facebook plunged 26%. But that period of outperformance is losing its steam. After last year’s rally, […]

Forget streaming full games, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) wants to curate highlights as they’re happening

Forget streaming full games, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) wants to curate highlights as they’re happening

Forget streaming full games, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) wants to curate highlights as they’re happening If Apple Inc. gets its way, you might never miss a sports highlight again. According to a report published Tuesday by Sports Illustrated, the tech giant has a team of a dozen workers constantly watching a variety of sports — in […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Still in Correction Mode

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Still in Correction Mode

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Still in Correction Mode Bitcoin is still consolidating after its recent test of the ascending channel resistance, keeping the correction going. Price seems to have bounced off the 38.2% Fibonacci retracement level but might still be due for a larger dip. The 100 SMA is above the longer-term 200 SMA to indicate […]

United States Oil (USO) prices touch 2019 highs, supported by OPEC

United States Oil (USO) prices touch 2019 highs, supported by OPEC

United States Oil (USO) prices touch 2019 highs, supported by OPEC Oil prices were little changed after hitting 2019 highs on Tuesday, maintaining recent strength on the back of expectations for OPEC to continue production cuts. U.S. oil prices have climbed 9 percent in the last six weeks, as the supply cuts are now expected to continue […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) new grocery stores will be a positive catalyst for AMZN stock

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) new grocery stores will be a positive catalyst for AMZN stock

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) new grocery stores will be a positive catalyst for AMZN stock When Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) bought Whole Foods Market about a year ago, the major grocery chains shuttered in disbelief and their stocks retreated. After all, when AMZN sets its sights on you, the results are usually not too good. And over the last year […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) investors puzzled over conflicting reports over the progress of U.S.-China trade negotiations

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) investors puzzled over conflicting reports over the progress of U.S.-China trade negotiations

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) investors puzzled over conflicting reports over the progress of U.S.-China trade negotiations The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed lower for the first time in five days on Tuesday, led by declines in Apple, while investors puzzled over conflicting reports over the progress of U.S.-China trade negotiations. The 30-stock Dow fell 26.72 points […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) confirmed the firm won a deal for its game streaming platform

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) confirmed the firm won a deal for its game streaming platform

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) confirmed the firm won a deal for its game streaming platform Advanced Micro Devices spiked 11.8 percent Tuesday after Google confirmed the firm won a deal for its game streaming platform. Google unveiled the platform in an event Tuesday, where it shared its plans for a new gaming service called Stadia. The rally brought AMD’s market cap […]

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Execs Welcome Competition From Apple

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Execs Welcome Competition From Apple

Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) Execs Welcome Competition From Apple On the surface, the comment sounded amiable enough. At a press event Monday, Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) CEO Reed Hastings said that while “Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is a great company…we prefer to let our customers watch our content on our service. We have chosen not to integrate with their service.” […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Down, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed Wednesday is expected to hold interest rates steady, shave the number of hikes projected for the rest of the year to 1-2 or none, and release long-awaited details of a plan to end the monthly reduction of its massive balance sheet. […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the Automotive Sector Aristocrat 2.0

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the Automotive Sector Aristocrat 2.0

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the Automotive Sector Aristocrat (1.0) Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) unique from any other automotive company, and from other luxury goods companies. There is huge support the quality of Ferrari’s Brand equity (it is the world’s #1 automotive brand), below is the list as we see it here at HeffX-LTN, some other analysts agree, as […]

S&P 500 Flat to Little Changed Ahead of FOMC’s Policy Decision

S&P 500 Flat to Little Changed Ahead of FOMC’s Policy Decision

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: The latest fund manager survey from Bank of America showed the allocation to equities is at its lowest since September 2016 indicating that managed money missed the 2019 rally and will have to play catch up soon. The S&P 500 advanced 0.7% Tuesday, on Dovish expectations ahead of the […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) housing data disappointed Aussie buyers

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) housing data disappointed Aussie buyers

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) housing data disappointed Aussie buyers RBA’s pessimism and soft housing market data couldn’t disappoint Aussie buyers as risk sentiment remains strong. 0.7130/35 comprising 50-day SMA acts as immediate resistance contrast to 0.7050 support. The Australian Dollar (AUD) is taking the bids around 0.7100 versus the US Dollar (USD) during early Tuesday. […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) higher as investors respond to a slightly weaker U.S. Dollar

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) higher as investors respond to a slightly weaker U.S. Dollar

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) higher as investors respond to a slightly weaker U.S. Dollar Gold futures are trading marginally higher on Monday as investors respond to a slightly weaker U.S. Dollar. Volume is low, however, as many major players are taking to the sidelines ahead of the start of the Fed’s two-day meeting which begins […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside should be limited below 1.1419 resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside should be limited below 1.1419 resistance

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) upside should be limited below 1.1419 resistance EUR/USD’s rebound from 1.1176 could extend higher but it’s still viewed as a corrective move. Hence, upside should be limited below 1.1419 resistance to bring down trend resumption. On the downside, below 1.1294 minor support will turn bias to the downside for 1.1176 low first. […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) market movement depends upon the UK labor market report

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) market movement depends upon the UK labor market report

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) market movement depends upon the UK labor market report The financial markets exhibited thin volatility in the wake of a national holiday in the United States. Well, the traders are back and the economic calendar is also loaded with some high impact economic events. Most of the focus will remain on […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) awaiting Fed meeting

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) awaiting Fed meeting

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) awaiting Fed meeting Shares in Asia mostly traded lower on Tuesday afternoon, ahead of a closely watched meeting by the U.S. Federal Reserve set to kick off later in the day stateside. Mainland Chinese shares ended the morning session mostly lower, with the Shanghai composite slipping 0.22 percent and the Shenzhen component declining […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are poised to open higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are poised to open higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) shares are poised to open higher It was another day of erratic day of trade in and out of the red on the Australian sharemarket as investors tussled with accelerating domestic house price falls and a slightly “dovish” tilt in the Reserve Bank’s rate outlook. The news prompted a bearish “inversion” […]

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

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

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) bias remains neutral Consolidation from 112.13 is still in progress and intraday bias remains neutral first. As long as 110.35 support hold, near term outlook remains bullish. On the upside, break of 112.13 will resume the rally from 104.69 to 114.54 resistance next. However, firm break of 110.35 should confirm near […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) reported earnings don’t tell the whole story

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) reported earnings don’t tell the whole story

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) reported earnings don’t tell the whole story Unlike most large-cap public companies, Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG,GOOGL), more commonly referred to as Google, doesn’t report adjusted earnings. That’s not necessarily a problem for Google stock — even as it trades at a five-month high. But understanding the actual underlying business is key to understanding GOOGL […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) traders await central bank meetings

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) traders await central bank meetings

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) traders await central bank meetings Asian equities drifted Tuesday as traders awaited central bank meetings amid expectations of dovish signals to monetary policy. The dollar steadied after its recent decline. Stocks posted modest losses in Japan and China and were little changed in Australia and Hong Kong. U.S. futures were little […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) showing signs of life again

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) showing signs of life again

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) showing signs of life again The silver market initially pulled back during the trading session on Monday but found buyers to push higher as the market has seen plenty of volatility in this market, as we continue to see a lot of questions about the Federal Reserve and what […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares edge lower on profit-taking

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares edge lower on profit-taking

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) shares edge lower on profit-taking China’s main stock indexes ended lower on Tuesday, pulling back from near 6-1/2-month highs in the previous session, on profit taking, but losses were limited by hopes for continued government support for the economy and a dovish U.S. Fed. The Shanghai Composite index fell 0.18 […]

President Trump’s Tariff Strategy Working…

President Trump’s Tariff Strategy Working…

$JPM JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon mow admits that President Trump’s strategy of imposing economic tariffs may just be paying off. “As a negotiating strategy, it might’ve worked,” Mr. Dimon said on TV. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plan to travel to China next week for another round of […]

Germany Cuts Growth Forecast for 2019

Germany Cuts Growth Forecast for 2019

The German government’s panel of independent economic advisers has slashed its growth forecast for this year and is now predicting that the German economy will grow by only 0.8%. In a regular update, the panel cut its Y 2019 forecast from the previous 1.5% and said growth may accelerate next year to 1.7%. The experts […]

The New Fox Debuts on NASDAQ

The New Fox Debuts on NASDAQ

$FOX, $FOXA, $DIS Fox Corp. debuted on the NAS Tuesday, marking a new phase for billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s media business after the $71-B sale of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s film and television assets to Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) The company appointed former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of F1 Group Chase Carey […]

Elon Musk’s Contempt Defense: “Borders on the Ridiculous” say SEC

Elon Musk’s Contempt Defense: “Borders on the Ridiculous” say SEC

$TSLA Monday night, the SEC countered Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk’s contempt-of-court defense writing in court papers that he brazenly disregarded a federal judge’s order and that one of his arguments “borders on the ridiculous.” Lawyers for the Securities and Exchange Commission, in a response to Mr. Musk, wrote that when the contempt motion was […]

US Economy Seen Expanding for the Next 10 Yrs

US Economy Seen Expanding for the Next 10 Yrs

The Trump Administration expects the US economy to keep booming over the next 10 yrs on the strength of further tax cuts, reduced regulation, and improvements to the nation’s infrastructure. The annual report from President Donald Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers forecasts that the economy will expand at 3.2% this year and a healthy 2.8% […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$CMG, $DLPH, $XRAY, $DH, $LITE, $NKE 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: Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. (NYSE:CMG) saw its target […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock has been relatively weak in 2019, but investors shouldn’t worry about AMZN too much

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock has been relatively weak in 2019, but investors shouldn’t worry about AMZN too much

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock has been relatively weak in 2019, but investors shouldn’t worry about AMZN too much Amid the big, broad rally in tech stocks in 2019, one not-so-insignificant factoid that has been largely swept under the rug is that the godfather of all tech stocks, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), has actually been a laggard this year. […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) falls after concerns that a shift in company direction and executive departures will negatively impact its valuation

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) falls after concerns that a shift in company direction and executive departures will negatively impact its valuation

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) falls after concerns that a shift in company direction and executive departures will negatively impact its valuation Facebook stock fell Monday as a Wall Street analyst downgraded the social networking giant on concerns that a shift in company direction and executive departures will negatively impact its valuation. Facebook stock fell 3.3%, closing […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares have taken a wrong turn

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares have taken a wrong turn

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares have taken a wrong turn Tesla shares have taken a wrong turn. The stock has tumbled more than 17 percent this year with losses accelerating last week following a mediocre reception to its Model Y unveiling. It is now 29 percent off its record high set in September 2017. One technical analyst […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) decline fueled by slowing iPhone sales

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) decline fueled by slowing iPhone sales

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) decline fueled by slowing iPhone sales Apple suffered one of the hardest hits among the FAANG grouping, dropping 38% from its peak last October to a low of $141 just after the new year. The decline was fueled by slowing iPhone sales, the ongoing contraction in Chinese consumer demand, and concerns over […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) testing a plethora of features on its Beta app “twttr”

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) testing a plethora of features on its Beta app “twttr”

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) testing a plethora of features on its Beta app “twttr” Twitter is testing a plethora of features on its Beta app “twttr”, in a bid to improve the design of a conversation and make the application more interactive. The company launched the prototype app to test new ideas and get feedback from […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) shakes off Boeing woes

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) shakes off Boeing woes

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) shakes off Boeing woes U.S. stocks closed modestly higher Monday, as investors prepared for a meeting of Federal Reserve policy makers to begin Tuesday, while losses for aircraft maker Boeing again dragged on the Dow Jones Industrial Average but didn’t stop the blue-chip gauge from scoring its fourth straight gain. […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) tech stocks helped lead Wall Street higher

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) tech stocks helped lead Wall Street higher

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) tech stocks helped lead Wall Street higher Banks and tech helped lead Wall Street higher on Monday, while Boeing and Facebook were a drag and investors eyed this week’s U.S. Federal Reserve meeting for affirmation of its commitment to “patient” monetary policy. Following the S&P 500’s best week since November, the benchmark index ended […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) technicals indicate a bearish trend was forecast for the coin

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) technicals indicate a bearish trend was forecast for the coin

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) technicals indicate a bearish trend was forecast for the coin The largest cryptocurrency in the market, Bitcoin [BTC], saw the bull make an entry and lift the coin’s prices. However, this was a short-lived trend as the coin fell in the past hour, at the time of writing. The token was valued at […]

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) riding a 7th-straight gain toward a 2nd-straight record close

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) riding a 7th-straight gain toward a 2nd-straight record close

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) riding a 7th-straight gain toward a 2nd-straight record close Shares of Microsoft Corp. MSFT, +1.43% rose 0.8% in afternoon trade Monday, putting them on track for a 7th-straight gain toward a 2nd-straight record close. The win streak would be the longest since it rose for 8-straight sessions as of Aug. 9, 2018. […]

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) Company engineers cleared equipment at center of crash probe

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) Company engineers cleared equipment at center of crash probe

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) Company engineers cleared equipment at center of crash probe U.S. federal authorities began exploring a criminal investigation of how Boeing Co.’s 737 Max was certified to fly passengers before the latest crash in Ethiopia involving the new jet, according to people familiar with the probe. The investigation was prompted by information […]

United States Oil (USO) prices hover near 2019 highs

United States Oil (USO) prices hover near 2019 highs

United States Oil (USO) prices hover near 2019 highs Oil prices hovered just below 2019 highs early on Tuesday, supported by ongoing supply cuts led by producer club OPEC. U.S. sanctions against oil producers Iran and Venezuela are also boosting crude prices, although traders say the market looks capped by rising American output. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures were down four cents […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Outpaces Stock Market Gains

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Outpaces Stock Market Gains

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Outpaces Stock Market Gains Alibaba closed at $181.83 in the latest trading session, marking a +0.48% move from the prior day. This change outpaced the S&P 500’s 0.37% gain on the day. At the same time, the Dow added 0.25%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.34%. Prior to today’s trading, […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Steady Notes: UK PM May’s BREXIT plans were thrown into further turmoil on Monday when the speaker of Parliament ruled that she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote unless it was re-submitted in fundamentally different form. She has just 2 days […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Musk Did Not Seek Approval for His Tweets as Required in the Settlement

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Musk  Did Not Seek Approval for His Tweets as Required in the Settlement

$TSLA FLASH: Tesla’s Elon Musk says it is up to him when to submit Tweets for company approval. The US Securities and Exchange Commission is 2Xing down on the government’s demand to find the Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO in contempt of a previous fraud settlement that required him to have the company pre-approve any tweets that […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) ‘Ponzi Scheme’

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) ‘Ponzi Scheme’

$TSLA By Tyler Derden FLASH: Since Y 2008, 78% of Tesla’s Operating Cash Flow has come from refundable customer deposits An impressive, 46-page Value Investor Club write-up on Tesla was published by user jcoviedo Monday and promptly leaked thereafter, which – not surprisingly – pitched a short thesis which sees the stock price 1st dropping […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Periodic Report on Stock Buyback Program

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Periodic Report on Stock Buyback Program

$RACE Ferrari N.V. (NYSE/MTA:RACE) announces that under the common share buyback program announced on 28 December 2018, the Company has purchased additional common shares as reported in aggregate form, on daily basis on the Italian Stock Exchange (MTA)(source:Ferari) as follows: TradingDate(dd/mm/yyyy) Stock Exchange Number of common shares purchased Average price per shareexcluding fees   Considerationexcluding […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE),What Went Wrong in Australia?

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE),What Went Wrong in Australia?

$RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) deficit to MercedesAMG was a big surprise at the Australian Grand Prix weekend, particularly given that The Scuderia ended F1’s 2 weeks of pre-season testing at Barcelona as the clear early favorite. Down under, 4X champion Sebastian Vettel qualified 3rd, but was more than 7/10’s slower than MercedesAMG’s Polesitter Lewis Hamilton, and […]

Expect Fed to Signal No Rate Hikes Anytime Soon

Expect Fed to Signal No Rate Hikes Anytime Soon

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Cyclical sectors outperformed, follow-through buying interest came in on no new catalysts. Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) extend losses on familiar story lines Patience is the FOMC’s focus now, signaling that it went too far last year with its 4 rate hikes, so no interest rate hikes likely soon. […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) busy week ahead as central banks make monetary policy decisions

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) busy week ahead as central banks make monetary policy decisions

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) busy week ahead as central banks make monetary policy decisions It is going to be a busy week ahead as central banks make monetary policy decisions and more economic data is released. Markets’ performance last week was affected somewhat by Brexit developments and the outcomes from China’s National People’s Congress. But […]

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) Facing Many Hurdles

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) Facing Many Hurdles

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) Facing Many Hurdles GBP/USD climbed higher and settled above the 1.3210 resistance level. USD/CAD corrected higher, but it failed to break the key 1.3370 resistance area and later declined. Important Takeaways for GBP/USD and USD/CAD The British Pound gained bullish momentum and traded above the 1.3200 resistance area. There is a […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) price likely to be determined by trader reaction to the major 50% level at $1293.60

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) price likely to be determined by trader reaction to the major 50% level at $1293.60

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) price likely to be determined by trader reaction to the major 50% level at $1293.60 Gold futures closed higher last week, confirming the previous week’s closing price reversal bottom. The market was driven higher by a drop in U.S. Treasury yields. This move made the U.S. Dollar a less-desirable investment, while […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Miners lead market gains in volatile day

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Miners lead market gains in volatile day

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Miners lead market gains in volatile day Australian shares opened the week’s trading higher on Monday despite dipping into the red twice through the middle of the day as the market extended volatility from last week. The Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX: FMG) share price has continued its stunning form and is the best […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) rices fall on weak global cues

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) rices fall on weak global cues

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) rices fall on weak global cues This week precious metals traders will be monitoring the tone in the U.S. dollar ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting expected to shed more light on the outlook for U.S. interest rate hikes this year. The Fed is widely expected to keep monetary […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks higher, blue-chip CSI300 index up

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks higher, blue-chip CSI300 index up

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) stocks higher, blue-chip CSI300 index up China’s major stock indexes closed near their 6-1/2-month highs on Monday, as sentiment was bolstered by high expectations of the U.S. Federal Reserve taking a dovish stance at its policy meeting this week and Beijing’s policy boost for growth. At the close, the blue-chip […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks tracked the mainland Chinese markets higher

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks tracked the mainland Chinese markets higher

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stocks tracked the mainland Chinese markets higher Hong Kong stocks tracked the mainland Chinese markets higher on Monday and closed at a nine-month peak, buoyed by expectations of the U.S. Federal Reserve taking a dovish stance at its policy meeting this week and Beijing rolling out more policy measures […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Fed Decisions Put Aussie in Spotlight

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Fed Decisions Put Aussie in Spotlight

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) Fed Decisions Put Aussie in Spotlight The Australian and New Zealand Dollars finished higher last week on relatively low volatility. In the absence of major economic releases and central bank activity, traders had to rely on outside influences such as Brexit, U.S.-China trade relations and Chinese stimulus measures. Mixed U.S. economic […]

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) gradually making a new higher highs and lower lows

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) gradually making a new higher highs and lower lows

New Zealand Dollar: NZD/USD (NZD=X) gradually making a new higher highs and lower lows The New Zealand Dollar is gradually making a new higher highs and lower lows since the currency pair bounced off a support level formed by the 200-hour simple moving average at 0.6809 on March 14. The exchange rate tested a resistance […]