NRF Forecasts Solid Retail Sales Growth for 2019

NRF Forecasts Solid Retail Sales Growth for 2019

The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, forecasts that retail sales should grow between 3.8 and 4.4% to more than $3.8-T this year as shoppers remain in the mood to spend in a strong US economy and job market. The forecast, released Tuesday, is in line with the 4.6% gain the group preliminarily estimated […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$COP, $JKS, $NEP, $THO, $WETF, $YELP 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: ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) was raised to Buy from Neutral […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) More Pressure

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) More Pressure

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

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

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

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

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) boosted the Dow

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) boosted the Dow

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

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

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

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

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) More Upbeat

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) More Upbeat

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

Darren Weir and the Hypocrisy of Australia

Darren Weir and the Hypocrisy of Australia

The Darren Weir case, guilty or not, is a sad reflection on the Australian Authorities and Media and demonstrates their strong bias against some groups of society. Darren Weir was arrested it seems for questioning, the raid on his properties was blasted around the world and the Media/Social Media in Australia found him guilty immediately. […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold UpUSD FirmCrude Oil UpStocks Higher In Asia Note: China closed all week for the Lunar New Year The Cboe Volatility (VIX) Index, Wall Street’s so-called “fear gauge,” dropped to 15.60, its lowest level in 4 months, Monday. $VXX Gold: Gold rose Tuesday in thin trading as investors made purchases after prices touched 1-week lows Monday, but improved […]

It Is Never Too Late to Start a Business

It Is Never Too Late to Start a Business

Entrepreneurship may seem like a young person’s game, not True! When we are young, in the US we have the freedom to fail and more time to recover from unsuccessful ventures. But, as we grow older, many tend to become more risk averse. Now, though, there are several reasons people can/should consider starting a small […]

2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale

2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale

The auction giving buyers more incentives than any other sale, the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast March Yearling Sale, is now online. The sale source of star sprinters Buffering, Spirit of Boom, I’m a Rippa and Winning Rupert and recent $2 million Gold Coast Magic Millions 3YO Guineas winner Boomsara, this year will see 392 select lots […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Increase Racing Budget This Season

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Increase Racing Budget This Season

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) plans to increase its F1 budget this season in a move to end the championship win drought, in a move that emphasizes its brand’s Grand Prix success. The iconic Italian supercar manufacturer has not won a title since its constructors’ championship success in Y 2008, and Kimi Raikkonen claiming its last drivers’ […]

Wall Street Extends Gains, Big Caps Lead Sidelined Money In

Wall Street Extends Gains, Big Caps Lead Sidelined Money In

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Monday, new money came in and Wall Street gained with all 3 major indexes closing near session highs. Continuing optimism abounds on the prospects for US-China trade relations propelled technology shares. The S&P 500 index and the NAS Comp both closed above their 100-Day MA’s for the 1st time since […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 Chances to See Winx in Sydney

2 Chances to See Winx in Sydney

The world’s best horse Winx will be on show for her Sydney fans at a special public event this Saturday, 9 February, ahead of her highly-anticipated return to racing in The Star Apollo Stakes at Royal Randwick a week later. The Australian Turf Club and Chris Waller Racing will host the breakfast event and exhibition […]

Godolphin Dominate Dubai World Cup Carnival

Godolphin Dominate Dubai World Cup Carnival

At the halfway point of the 2018-2019 Dubai World Cup Carnival, the jockey, trainer and owner standings are led by James Doyle, Charlie Appleby and Godolphin. While many of the top connections and horsemen are the proverbial usual suspects, they are closely followed by several who speak to the depth of this season’s Carnival. James […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$BABA, $TACO, $DIN, $FB, $NOC, $RTN, $X 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 Monday as follows: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE:BABA) was reiterated […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) turns 15

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) turns 15

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

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Heffx Trading Outlook

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Heffx Trading Outlook

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

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

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

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

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Earnings Monday This week more earnings, while the economic data slows a bit. Good breaks higher that held for the indices and many stocks within. The Key will be if new money comes in to extend the rally. Semi’s are back in leadership, this is a huge Northside indicator. China […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold OffUSD FirmCrude Oil UpStocks Steady In Asia Note: China closed all week for the Lunar New Year Gold: Gold prices slipped Monday as risk aversion waned amid some signs of progress in US-China trade talks, while a firm USD kept bullion under pressure. Spot gold was down 0.4% at $1,313.01 oz by 0552 GMT US […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Shares + 27% in January

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Shares + 27% in January

$RACE Last month, shares of the iconic Italian luxury sports-and-racing-car maker Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) rose according to the pattern that set up at the end of December, aka a Key reversal. According to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, Ferrari’s shares rose just over 27% in January far outpacing the S&P 500 Index’s 7.87% gainer. Some of that increase was […]

Cluster One of Australia’s Best 1st Season Sires

Cluster One of Australia’s Best 1st Season Sires

by Kristen Manning Two runners… two winners, the perfect start for Larneuk Stud’s exciting young stallion Cluster. And in the space of just five days a winner and black type! Having impressed saluting at her Hobart debut last November, Gee Gees Darl has not put a hoof wrong since, in her three subsequent outings finishing […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Soccer Is Moving Up Fast in US, Future of NFL in Doubt

Soccer Is Moving Up Fast in US, Future of NFL in Doubt

President Trump enjoys watching football, but he would not steer his son Barron, a soccer enthusiast, to the sport because of safety concerns, adding soccer in America is “moving forward rapidly.” “A lot of people, including me, thought soccer would probably never make it in this country, but it really is moving forward rapidly,” President Trump […]

Terror Attack at Brisbane Airport Subject of Major Cover Up

Terror Attack at Brisbane Airport Subject of Major Cover Up

Once again the serious threat of Islamic Terrorism has been the subject of a Massive Police/Media cover up. Australia is now a victim of Politically Correct Authorities and a Left Wing Media that will not cover the truth. Australia needs to change, the major parties have failed and parties like One Nation have grown as […]

Mucho Gusto and Baffert on Track to Kentucky Derby

Mucho Gusto and Baffert on Track to Kentucky Derby

Favored Mucho Gusto was all business on Saturday at Santa Anita, as he rated kindly and exploded the final eighth of a mile to take the Grade III, $150,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes by 4 ¾ lengths under Joe Talamo.  Trained by Bob Baffert, the chestnut colt by Mucho Macho Man got a mile and […]

Ken McPeek-trained Harvey Wallbanger a Kentucky Derby Contender

Ken McPeek-trained Harvey Wallbanger a Kentucky Derby Contender

Harvey Wallbanger parlayed a ground-saving trip under Brian Hernandez Jr. into a 29-1 upset victory in Saturday’s $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Holy Bull (G2) at Gulfstream Park. The Holy Bull, a 1 1/16-mile prep for 3-year-olds, headlined a 12-race program that also offered the $150,000 Swale, a seven-furlong stakes for 3-year-olds, and the $150,000 Forward Gal (G3), […]

Alizee a Big Winner for Godolphin

Alizee a Big Winner for Godolphin

Alizee a Big Winner for Godolphin by Mike Hedge at Godolphin Alizee confirmed her arrival as a new star of Australian racing with a spectacular win in Saturday’s G2 Expressway Stakes at Rosehill. On a day when Godolphin won three Stakes races in Australia, Alizee raced up to the G1 form she showed and as […]

Coolmore Australia Stars at Karaka Sale

Coolmore Australia Stars at Karaka Sale

The 2019 NZB National Yearling Sale Series Book One produced some good results for our young gun sires with Pride of Dubai leading the first season sire averages marginally ahead of Vancouver. A dual Group I winning two year-old by Street Cry, Pride of Dubai had four yearlings average $160,000. His top seller was a […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Fires-up 2019 Power Unit, Listen to It!

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Fires-up 2019 Power Unit, Listen to It!

$RACE The power unit of Ferrari’s new F1 car was recently fired up for the 1st time at the Maranello Outfit’s HQ, overseen by new team principal Mattia Binotto. The new F1 car, codenamed 670, is just a bare chassis now, with its bodywork and aerodynamic elements in development or build ahead of its 15 February […]

‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Back on the Streets of France

‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters Back on the Streets of France

France’s ‘yellow vest’ protesters are taking to the streets to keep pressure on French President Emmanuel Macron’s government, for the 12th weekend running of demonstrations. Multiple protests are planned Saturday in Paris and other cities to denounce Mr. Macron’s economic policies, seen by critics as favoring the rich. This week, demonstrators in the French capital […]

Le Mans: Ferrari Risi Competizione Plans to Return

Le Mans: Ferrari Risi Competizione Plans to Return

$RACE 3X Le Mans 24 Hours class winner Risi Competizione is planning to return to the French endurance race this year. I learned Friday, that the Houston, Texas-based Ferrari team has filed an entry for the race under its own name for the 1st time since Y 2017. Risi is hoping to be on the […]

Jobs Report Reminded Investors the US Economy is Strong and Business is Good

Jobs Report Reminded Investors the US Economy is Strong and Business is Good

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US Jobs Report for January provided reminder that US labor market remained strong despite growth worries, market volatility, and partial government shutdown. Plus, January ISM Manufacturing Index up higher than expected at 56.6 (consensus 53.6), business is good too. Foxconn Technology Group (2454:TW) said Friday that after its Chairman […]

Trump has America Back at Work

Trump has America Back at Work

US job creation saw another blockbuster month in January, blowing past the government shutdown, but that disruption helped to push the unemployment rate higher, the Labor Department reported Friday. The construction, health care, hospitality and retail sectors added tens of thousands workers, another sign the robust labor market remain a fundamental source of strength even […]

Sunday’s $100,000 Sweetest Chant (G3) at Gulfstream Park

Sunday’s $100,000 Sweetest Chant (G3) at Gulfstream Park

Multiple stakes winner A Bit Special, a neck shy of being undefeated in her young career, will make the step up to graded company for her 3-year-old debut in Sunday’s $100,000 Sweetest Chant (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 23rd running of the Sweetest Chant and the 11th renewal of the $100,000 Dania Beach, both at […]

Bellavais among 20 Noms for Feb. 9 Suwannee River (G3)

Bellavais among 20 Noms for Feb. 9 Suwannee River (G3)

Bellavais among 20 Noms for Feb. 9 Suwannee River (G3) Bortolazzo Stable LLC’s Bellavais, who captured the Jan. 12 Marshua’s River (G3) at Gulfstream Park, is among 20 nominations for the $150,000 Suwannee River (G3) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 9. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 5-year-old daughter of Tapit, stalked the early pace in the […]

Racing at Meydan on Saturday

Racing at Meydan on Saturday

Racing at Meydan on Saturday, a seven-race card, is highlighted by a turf handicap over 1800m, the Healthpoint Better Together Cup. Sixteen are declared, the maximum allowed, headed by a trio already in possession of handicap mark sufficient to make them eligible for races at the Dubai World Cup Carnival. Trained by Sandeep Jadhav and […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$BA, $FB, $FBC, $HP, $ICPT, $TIF, $UMBF 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: Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) surged after earnings, with […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold OffUSD EasedCrude Oil SteadyStocks Up In Asia Gold: Gold fell Friday as investors sought riskier assets on optimism the United States and China ill reach a trade deal, although a pause in US interest rate hikes kept bullion on track for a 2nd weekly increase. Spot gold fell 0.3% to $1,316.95 oz at 0719 GMT. Prices […]

Argento Nurburgring Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti Looks Stunning

Argento Nurburgring Ferrari 488 Pista Piloti Looks Stunning

$RACE The Maranello Outfit has begun customer deliveries for the 488 Pista Piloti Ferrari, the very-limited edition having completed its pre-delivery testing at the company’s track. Pictured above is an example of the 488 Pista PF that is now in the hands of its owner. Remember, that he Piloti Ferrari is only offered to those […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Surprise, Targets Raised for 2020, Share Price Spikes

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Surprise, Targets Raised for 2020, Share Price Spikes

$RACE,$FCAU Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) expects growth in core earnings to accelerate to 10% this year and CEO Louis Camilleri said he may raise targets for Y 2020, betting on new models and Special Editions at premium prices for its loyal clienti, and admirers. Thursday, after the earning’s call shares in the Italian luxury carmaker rose nearly […]

S&P 500 Extends Rally on Earnings Optimism and US-China Trade Resolution

S&P 500 Extends Rally on Earnings Optimism and US-China Trade Resolution

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US President Trump to Meet with China’s President Xi to Seal US-China Trade Deal Thursday, President Trump said he will meet with Chinese President Xi soon to try to seal a comprehensive trade deal as the top US trade negotiator reported “substantial progress” in 2 days of high-level talks. President […]

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

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

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