“Great Progress in China Trade Talks” Happening

“Great Progress in China Trade Talks” Happening

FLASH: President Trump Tweeted Sunday: The media is “hostile and corrupt” because it is failing to recognize the accomplishments of his Administration. President Trump’s Top economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Sunday trade negotiations between the United States and China are making “great progress.” In a TV interview Sunday, Mr Kudlow, the director of the National […]

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Politicized Alex Trebek’s Deadly Cancer Diagnosis

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Politicized Alex Trebek’s Deadly Cancer Diagnosis

The Media Research Center has accused CNN’s Chris Cuomo of politicizing Alex Trebek’s cancer diagnosis by praising the “Jeopardy!” host for putting facts 1st during a time of “rampant truth abuse in our politics.” And he said it wearing a heavy mark of Ash Wednesday ashes, to remind everyone watching that he is an Italian-American […]

Fear of Recession Looms in China

Fear of Recession Looms in China

FLASH: President Trump’s tariffs slows China growth engine China’s exports fell the most in 3 years in February, while imports fell for a 3rd month running, pointing to a further slowdown in the economy and a trade recession despite a PBoC”s support measures. The shockingly weak readings from the world’s largest trading nation added to […]

China USA Trade Latest

China USA Trade Latest

Beijing is hopeful about its next round of trade talks with the US, China’s vice minister for commerce said Saturday, after revealing that top negotiators had tried to hammer out a deal over burgers and eggplant chicken. China and the United States have been locked in a bruising trade war since last year, imposing tit-for-tat […]

EU Cannot Not Rely on US Growth to Help

EU Cannot Not Rely on US Growth to Help

FLASH: President Trump’s top economic adviser offered sharp criticism of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) revival of stimulus measures to spur the EU’s economy. National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said that a ECB decision Thursday to extend a new round of cheap loans to the banking system wouldn’t be enough to fix the continent’s […]

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 Steady, Crude Oil Falling, Stocks Up Notes: Washington could lift most or all of its tariffs on Beijing while Presidents Trump and Xi ready to sign a final trade deal later this month and Summit at Mar a Lago. President Trump says, “All of nothing at all!” US jobs report […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) retreat as uncertainty over U.S.-China trade deal grows

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) retreat as uncertainty over U.S.-China trade deal grows

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) retreat as uncertainty over U.S.-China trade deal grows Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday as optimism about progress in trade talks between the U.S. and China started wearing off. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 NIK, -0.65% slipped 0.8% in early trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 XJO, +0.29% edged up nearly 0.3% […]

Investors Want a Weaker USD, They Must be Patient for the ‘Buck’ to Weaken

Investors Want a Weaker USD, They Must be Patient for the ‘Buck’ to Weaken

$USD The Fed’s Beige Book was released Wednesday showing the US economy continues to be performing strongly. Manufacturing was stronger, employment remains strong across the economy, but bad weather and bad politics have taken their toll. On the latter, 50% of the reporting areas said that the government partial shutdown had been hurting local growth. […]

Fed Engineered Market Correction Stripped Nearly $4-T from American’s Household Wealth

Fed Engineered Market Correction Stripped Nearly $4-T from American’s Household Wealth

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: This Bull Market is about to have its 10th Birthday! US household wealth fell 3.5% into the close of Y 2018 on the back of a Fed engineered stock market correction in Q-4 that threatened to weaken a near 10 year recovery. In its Quarterly Flow of Funds report, the […]

United States Oil (USO) fuel stockpiles offsets a surge in crude inventories

United States Oil (USO) fuel stockpiles offsets a surge in crude inventories

United States Oil (USO) fuel stockpiles offsets a surge in crude inventories Oil prices were mixed in choppy trade on Wednesday, after government data showed a surge in weekly U.S. crude stockpiles that was partly offset by a drop in the nation’s inventories of refined fuel. A drop in U.S. equity indexes also weakened sentiment in crude […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) could ride a wave of optimism heading into that summit

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) could ride a wave of optimism heading into that summit

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) could ride a wave of optimism heading into that summit After months of negotiation, the U.S. is reportedly close to entering a trade agreement with China, a deal that could be sealed at a summit between President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the end of the month. Tech stocks […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady , USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Notes: Investors are looking ahead to the ECB’s board meeting Thursday. The ECB is expected to pare growth forecasts and give its strongest signal yet that more stimulus is coming in the form of more cheap loans. Washington could lift most or all […]

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Outperforms As Pound Falls After UK PMI

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Outperforms As Pound Falls After UK PMI

UK FTSE 100 (.FTSE) Outperforms As Pound Falls After UK PMI Concerns over the UK’s economic growth following some subdued service sector data caused the pound to decline on Tuesday, in turn allowing the FTSE 100 to trump its European counterparts. Also supporting the UK headline stock index were gains for bookmaker GVC Holdings, telecommunications firm Vodafone and […]

“US ‘Deservedly’ Optimistic of China Trade Deal”

“US ‘Deservedly’ Optimistic of China Trade Deal”

Wednesday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says there’s “hope” that President Trump and Chinese President Xi will meet soon to finalize an agreement officials are optimistic a trade deal will be forged soon. “I don’t want to go into a timeline. There is hope that perhaps by the end of this month or early […]

US Businesses Post Strong Jobs Growth

US Businesses Post Strong Jobs Growth

FLASH: US Employers ramped up hiring last year to its fastest pace in three years, as growth also picked up in the wake of The Trump Administration’s tax cuts and increased government spending approved by Congress last Spring. US businesses added 183,000 jobs in February, the ADP survey found, a sign that companies continued hiring […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) moving in and out of positive territory

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) moving in and out of positive territory

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) moving in and out of positive territory Wall Street’s main stock indexes moved in and out of positive territory on Tuesday as investors digested positive retailer earnings and economic data and eyed a key level for the benchmark S&P 500 index. Concerns over U.S.-China trade relations also hovered over the market, as […]

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 Firm, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Up Notes: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday he thought the United States and China were “on the cusp” of a deal to end their trade dispute, but President Trump will reject any deal that is not perfect. The WS-J reported Washington could lift […]

China Cuts Taxes Opens markets

China Cuts Taxes Opens markets

China’s premier warned Tuesday that the country faces a “tough struggle” as he unveiled tax cuts to prop up a stuttering economy while increasing military spending to nearly $180 billion. The slowdown and US trade war have become major challenges for President Xi Jinping, a year after becoming the country’s most powerful leader since Mao […]

Speculators can potentially buy Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to profit from a trade-war resolution, but Apple stock still faces longer-term risks

Speculators can potentially buy Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to profit from a trade-war resolution, but Apple stock still faces longer-term risks

Speculators can potentially buy Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to profit from a trade-war resolution, but Apple stock still faces longer-term risks For over a decade, Apple’s iPhone dominated the smartphone space, naturally causing AAPL stock price to spike. At the time, no one cared that the iPhone represented the lion’s share of the company’s global revenue. […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Firm, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: MSCI’s ACWI,, a gauge of 47 markets in the world, has risen 16% from its near 2-year low set on 26 December low, even as the earnings outlook stagnated, driven by hopes of a dovish Fed and a compromise between Beijing and Washington on […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) traders will looking for comments on the direction of interest rates

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) traders will looking for comments on the direction of interest rates

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) traders will looking for comments on the direction of interest rates The Australian and New Zealand Dollars finished sharply lower last week. The selling pressure was driven by a sharp rise in U.S. Treasury yields and weaker-than-expected domestic data. Comments were mixed over U.S.-China trade relations. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell reiterated […]

Deadly Tornado in Deep South, 23 Dead and Counting

Deadly Tornado in Deep South, 23 Dead and Counting

A tornado roared into southeast Alabama and has killed at least 23 people and injured several others Sunday, part of a severe storm system that caused catastrophic damage and unleashed other tornadoes around the Southeast. “Unfortunately our toll, as far as fatalities, does stand at 23 at the current time,” Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Washington and Beijing are close to reaching an agreement

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Washington and Beijing are close to reaching an agreement

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Washington and Beijing are close to reaching an agreement Asian stocks rose Monday after news reports said Washington and Beijing are close to reaching an agreement as early as this month to end their costly tariff war. Benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul advanced after Bloomberg News and The […]

United States Oil (USO) Supply from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries fell to a four-year low in February

United States Oil (USO) Supply from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries fell to a four-year low in February

United States Oil (USO) Supply from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries fell to a four-year low in February Oil prices rose on Monday as supply tightened amid output cuts by producer club OPEC and as the United States and China were reported to be close to signing a trade deal that would end […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) main focus will be the European Central Bank’s (ECB) policy meeting

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) main focus will be the European Central Bank’s (ECB) policy meeting

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) main focus will be the European Central Bank’s (ECB) policy meeting The Euro US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate closed the initial gap higher in early Monday trading, falling from the weekly open of $1.13825 to trade at $1.13503 – a March low – at the time of writing. For the single currency, […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Down, Crude Oil UP, Stocks Up Notes: The WS-J reported Sunday Washington could lift most or all of its tariffs on Beijing while Presidents Trump and Xi ready to sign a final trade deal later this month and Summit at Mar a Lago. In Asia Gold: Gold edged up Monday, after falling […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Headlines on Geopolitical Events To Dominate Price Momentum Across March

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Headlines on Geopolitical Events To Dominate Price Momentum Across March

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Headlines on Geopolitical Events To Dominate Price Momentum Across March In the month ahead the early half of will focus on Sino-U.S. trade talk as US President Donald Trump gave contradicting comments in the last week of February. While he first tweeted trade talks were proceeding in a favorable direction, following the […]

NBC/WSJ Poll: Voters Do Not Want Socialist or a Very Old President

NBC/WSJ Poll: Voters Do Not Want Socialist or a Very Old President

FLASH: That eliminates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden Americans are least favorable toward a Presidential candidate who is a socialist or older than 75, according to an NBC/Wall Street Journal poll that said President Donald Trump’s approval rating ticked up in the past month. Only 25% of respondents ranked “socialist” as a desirable trait for […]

“Green New Deal Will Destroy Our Economy”

“Green New Deal Will Destroy Our Economy”

FLASH: Larry Kudlow: ‘The Green New Deal Will Literally Destroy the Economy” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow warns that Democrats proposing to overturn The Trump Administration’s success by offering socialist policies will derail economic growth. “I do notwant us to stand idly. I don’t want to let this stuff fester. I want it challenged, […]

China Welcomes Delay of US Tariff Hikes

China Welcomes Delay of US Tariff Hikes

FLASH: The US Trade Representative’s office delayed a scheduled hike in tariffs on Chinese goods from 10 to 25% Friday, ahead of the official publication notice this coming Tuesday. Saturday, China said that it welcomed the release of language from the United State Trade Representative’s office (USTR) delaying a scheduled hike in US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods. In a […]

Inflation Expectations Hit 50 Year Lows in the US

Inflation Expectations Hit 50 Year Lows in the US

FLASH: Inflation expectations fell to a 50 year lows in February, according to the University of Michigan’s Survey of Consumers (MSI). Overall consumer sentiment bounced back in February following the end of the Federal government shutdown, although the rebound was smaller than economists anticipated.  The survey produced a reading of 93.8 for final February, up 2.6 points […]

Vast Majority of American Voters Favor ‘America First’

Vast Majority of American Voters Favor ‘America First’

FLASH: Harvard/Harris Poll: 3-in-4 Voters Favor ‘America First’ on Immigration, Trade, and Trump Foreign Policy About 3-in-4 American voters favor a populist-nationalist “America First” legal immigration, trade, and foreign policy platform from candidates running for office that prioritizes protecting the way of life and economic security of United States citizens above all else. The latest Harvard/Harris Poll finds […]

United States Oil (USO) futures face headwinds as U.S.-China trade tensions persist

United States Oil (USO) futures face headwinds as U.S.-China trade tensions persist

United States Oil (USO) futures face headwinds as U.S.-China trade tensions persist indications that OPEC will not waiver in its bid to drain oversupply. Crude futures recovered on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia’s influential oil minister brushed off pressure from President Donald Trump to “take it easy” on price-boosting production cuts. Trump’s warning to Saudi Arabia and its fellow OPEC members caused […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) U.S. and North Korean leaders cut short their widely-watched summit

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) U.S. and North Korean leaders cut short their widely-watched summit

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) U.S. and North Korean leaders cut short their widely-watched summit The Hong Kong stock market fell on waning hopes for a speedy de-escalation to the Sino-U.S. tariffs tussle, and after the U.S. and North Korean leaders cut short their widely-watched summit. At the close of trade, the Hang Seng […]

US Economic Growth Beats Expectations

US Economic Growth Beats Expectations

$USD FLASH: US economic growth was stronger than thought at the end of last year. The Key takeaway from the shutdown-delayed report Thursday on Q-4 GDP, which cooled by less than expected to a 2.6% annualized gain thanks to surprisingly robust business investment and consumer. The figures sent US Treasuries lower and USD higher, and the Federal […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) too early to predict an outcome in U.S.-China trade talks

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) too early to predict an outcome in U.S.-China trade talks

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) too early to predict an outcome in U.S.-China trade talks Global stock indexes ended with mostly slight losses on Wednesday after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said it was too early to predict an outcome in U.S.-China trade talks, although a jump in oil prices lifted shares of energy companies. Lighthizer also told a […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) clear history feature could slow ad revenues, but there are upsides

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)  clear history feature could slow ad revenues, but there are upsides

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) clear history feature could slow ad revenues, but there are upsides Among companies that have suffered PR controversies over the trailing year, nobody was in the spotlight as much as Facebook (NASDAQ:FB). Initially, the social-media giant courted criticism for allowing a politically biased research firm to allegedly assist Donald Trump’s successful electoral campaign for president. […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: President Trump wrapped up in Hanoi for 2nd Summit with Chairman Kim, President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are optimistic on the progress mate. US and China have a deal in the works.President Trump extends deadline and sets up Summit with President Xi  at Mar a Lago. In Asia Gold: Gold prices Thursday held near 2-week lows touched in the prior […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) investors eye Powell

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) investors eye Powell

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) investors eye Powell EUR/USD is showing little movement in the Wednesday session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.1404, up 0.10% on the day. On the release front, there are no major German or eurozone events. The U.S. posts minor manufacturing and housing reports, but the focus will be on Fed Chair […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) fell slightly after a choppy session

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) fell slightly after a choppy session

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) fell slightly after a choppy session Wall Street’s three major indexes fell slightly after a choppy session on Tuesday as investors eyed mixed U.S. economic data and corporate news and waited for clarity on issues such as the U.S.-China trade talks. Weaker-than-expected housing data contrasted with a rosy consumer confidence report, while […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Soft, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Higher Notes: Market focus on Fed Chairman Powell’s testimony in front of the House of representatives Wednesday. Will be the same as to the Senate. The Fed’s policy statements grew so complicated after the Great Recession that standard gauges of readability suggested people needed 4 years of university […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) slipped on the day after a turbulent session

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) slipped on the day after a turbulent session

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) slipped on the day after a turbulent session Major Asian stock markets closed lower on Tuesday, as investors sought clarity on the U.S.-China trade front a day after President Donald Trump postponed a closely watched tariff deadline in early March. In a volatile session Tuesday, mainland Chinese stocks slipped on the […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) leads Asia markets rally

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) leads Asia markets rally

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) leads Asia markets rally Shanghai surged more than 5% yesterday, leading a rally across Asian markets after Donald Trump said he would delay a hike in tariffs on Chinese goods, citing “substantial progress” in trade talks and fuelling hopes of an end to the long-running stand-off. Optimism over the negotiations […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Progress For US/China Trade Deal

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Progress For US/China Trade Deal

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Progress For US/China Trade Deal Led by gains in trade-sensitive technology and industrial stocks, Wall Street’s major averages closed higher as progress towards a US/China trade deal drove the Nasdaq Composite into the plus column for the tenth time in eleven days, and the S&P 500 briefly above 2,800. President Donald Trump’s […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Lower, USD Flat, Crude Oil Lower, Stocks Lower Notes: Market focus on Fed Chairman Powell’s testimony in front of Congress US and China have a deal in the works. President Trump pushes deadline and sets up Summit with President Xi  at Mar a Lago. President Trump in Hanoi for 2nd NKorean Summit with Chairman Kim. In Asia Gold: Gold seeing profit taking in here. Spot gold lost 0.1% to $1,326.36 oz US gold […]

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) investors wait for cues

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) investors wait for cues

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) investors wait for cues The Canadian dollar is quiet in the Monday session. Currently, the pair is trading at 1.1353, up 0.12% on the day. On the release front, there are no Canadian indicators, while the U.S released one minor event. On Tuesday, the U.S. posts CB Consumer Confidence. As well, […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) enters a bull market

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) enters a bull market

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) enters a bull market Major Asian stocks markets closed higher on Monday amid trade optimism after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a postponement of a closely-watched deadline on March 1. Shares in mainland China saw solid gains on the day following the positive developments. The Shanghai composite surged 5.6 percent to 2,961.28 while the Shenzhen component […]

Stocks Gain on Hopes of China Trade Dispute Resolution

Stocks Gain on Hopes of China Trade Dispute Resolution

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 advanced as much as 0.8% Monday after President Trump said he will extend the 1 March trade deadline, as negotiations with China have progressed favorably.  The benchmark index retreated throughout the session as it tapped up against some mild overhead resistance, but finishing higher by 0.1% above […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) focus is on inflation data

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) focus is on inflation data

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) focus is on inflation data USD/JPY has posted slight gains on Monday. In the North American session, the pair is trading at 111.10, up 0.38% on the day. It’s a light day for fundamentals, with no key events out of the United States. In Japan, the focus is on inflation data. […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) pressured a bit by upbeat attitudes among traders and investors to start the week

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) pressured a bit by upbeat attitudes among traders and investors to start the week

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) pressured a bit by upbeat attitudes among traders and investors to start the week Gold prices are just modestly lower in early U.S. trading Monday. The safe-haven metals are pressured a bit by upbeat attitudes among traders and investors to start the week. April gold futures were last down $1.70 an ounce […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tipped To Rise As FED Powell Testifies

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tipped To Rise As FED Powell Testifies

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) Tipped To Rise As FED Powell Testifies The Euro US Dollar (EUR/USD) exchange rate reached a two-week best over the course of Monday’s trading, with further gains possible according to some analysts. “Fed Chairman Powell is headed to Capitol Hill tomorrow to testify before Congress” notes Kathy Lien, Managing Director of FX […]

United States Oil (USO) prices rose on Monday as Washington and China appeared to edge closer to a trade deal

United States Oil (USO) prices rose on Monday as Washington and China appeared to edge closer to a trade deal

United States Oil (USO) prices rose on Monday as Washington and China appeared to edge closer to a trade deal Oil prices rose on Monday as Washington and China appeared to edge closer to a trade deal, dampening fears over the outlook for global economic growth. International Brent crude oil futures were at $67.26 a barrel at […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) posting a ninth week of increases

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) posting a ninth week of increases

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) posting a ninth week of increases The S&P 500 technology index was up 1.3 per cent, leading gains among the 11 major S&P sectors, while the trade-exposed industrials index climbed 0.6 per cent. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 181.18 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 26,031.81 on Friday, the S&P 500 […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX As earnings season comes to a close investors look down the line. No trade deal announced yet, but President Trump and Top Chinese negotiators in Washington concurred there will likely be 1 and the 1 March deadline for the tariff hike was pushed Sunday, the Chinese FM returns to Beijing […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Steady, Crude Oil Lower, Stocks Higher Notes: US and China have a deal in the works. President Trump pushes deadline and sets up Summit with President Xi  at Mar a Lago. President Trump on the way to Hanoi for 2nd NKorean Summit with Chairman Kim. In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose Monday as USD fell Vs the RMB Yuan after President Trump said he would delay an increase […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) snapping two weeks of losses

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) snapping two weeks of losses

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) snapping two weeks of losses This week gold prices are likely to remain sensitive due to the ongoing trade talks between the U.S. and China, while U.S. economic data will also be closely watched for its impact on the greenback, one of the biggest drivers for the precious metal. […]

Time to Buy Risk as US-China Trade Dispute Resolves

Time to Buy Risk as US-China Trade Dispute Resolves

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $GLD, $SLV, $USO, $SOY FLASH: It is absolutely the time to buy risk. Saturday, positive developments in trade talks between the world’s 2 largest economies should boost riskier assets, as extended US-China negotiations are ‘positive’ for risk assets. They will lead to a weaker USD, supporting Crude Oil prices and Gold […]

The Riddle of Climate Change

The Riddle of Climate Change

By Linda Goudsmit The Riddle: What climate does climate change change? The Answer: The political climate of course. Let me explain. Pollution and climate change are two separate issues. Environmental pollution is a man-made problem that humans can and should remedy. Taking responsibility for our behavior is a necessary part of civilized life and eliminating […]

Americans’ Economic Approval at 18-Yr Highs

Americans’ Economic Approval at 18-Yr Highs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: 9 of the 11 S&P 500 sectors finished higher with information technology (+1.3%), communication services (+1.1%), and healthcare (+0.9%) leading the advance. On the other hand, the financials (-0.2%) and consumer staples (-0.3%) sectors finished in the Red. Today, Americans’ views of the US economy and optimism about its […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) failed to let consumers know about a hidden microphone in its Nest security devices

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) failed to let consumers know about a hidden microphone in its Nest security devices

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) failed to let consumers know about a hidden microphone in its Nest security devices Consumer privacy in the era of big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon may not be a hot button topic on the level of healthcare or gun control, but heading into the 2020 presidential election, it’s certainly gaining […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Steady, Crude Oil Lower, Stocks Dip Notes: Trade talks dominate headlines, the US and China have a deal in the works, as President Trump meeting China’s chief negotiator Vice Premier Liu Friday in Washington, DC. Growth in China’s new home prices fell to a 9-month low in January as broader economic weakness increasingly weighs […]

Rod Rosenstein ‘Rolled Over’ on the Seditionists

Rod Rosenstein ‘Rolled Over’ on the Seditionists

FLASH: Rosenstein cited 2 people who might have pursued President Trump’s ouster Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said Thursday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told him he knew of 2 Cabinet members who might support invoking the 25th Amendment to oust President Donald Trump but he did not believe Mr. Rosenstein was actively […]

NKorea Investment Boom: “The Steel Horse Wants to Run”

NKorea Investment Boom: “The Steel Horse Wants to Run”

At SKorea’s northernmost train station, the tracks stop abruptly ahead of the demilitarized zone that marks the NKorean border. A sign reads: “The steel horse wants to run.” That may soon become a reality as US President Trump and NKorea’s Chairman Kim Jong Un prepare for a @nd summit next week in Vietnam. The outcome […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) negotiators were beginning to outline a deal to end a long-running trade spat

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) negotiators were beginning to outline a deal to end a long-running trade spat

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) negotiators were beginning to outline a deal to end a long-running trade spat Stocks finished lower Thursday, with the Nasdaq snapping an eight-session winning streak, as fresh economic data out of Europe and Japan suggest further slowing in global growth. However, fears about a world-wide slowdown were somewhat tempered by […]

Deal to End the US-China Trade Dispute ‘On the Table’

Deal to End the US-China Trade Dispute ‘On the Table’

The United States and China have started to outline commitments in principle on the stickiest issues in their trade dispute, marking the most significant progress yet toward ending a 7-month trade dispute, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. The world’s 2 largest economies have placed tit-for-tat tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of […]

The FOMC Minutes, What They Mean

The FOMC Minutes, What They Mean

FLASH: The Trump Policy at Work for Americans The Key takeaways from the FOMC Minutes from the 29-30 January meeting, as follows: There was widespread agreement for the FOMC to end shrinkage of the $4-T balance sheet by the end of the year. The timetable ends uncertainty over whether shedding assets would further tighten financial conditions. The […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) Investors are awaiting the release of the FOMC Minutes

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) Investors are awaiting the release of the FOMC Minutes

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) Investors are awaiting the release of the FOMC Minutes The pound US dollar exchange rate advanced to an almost two-week high yesterday, but the pairing has given up some of those gains today and is currently trading in the region of $1.303. GBP/USD has drifted lower despite President Donald Trump dispelling […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Investors are craving clarity on a number of issues that are affecting market sentiment

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Investors are craving clarity on a number of issues that are affecting market sentiment

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Investors are craving clarity on a number of issues that are affecting market sentiment Stocks in Asia traded mixed on Wednesday afternoon, after U.S. President Donald Trump hinted once again that a closely watched trade deadline in March may be pushed back. Mainland Chinese markets slipped by the end of the […]

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) grinding higher

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) grinding higher

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) grinding higher People want the Canadian dollar. The local currency was the only G-10 major to gain between yesterday’s Toronto close and this morning’s open. Oil prices have a lot to do with the move as do the quick unwinding of short Canadian dollar positions after short-term technicals turned bullish for […]

Strong Walmart earnings help to prop up the Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI)

Strong Walmart earnings help to prop up the Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI)

Strong Walmart earnings help to prop up the Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday, with the Nasdaq extending its winning streak to a seventh session, as another round of U.S.-China trade talks began in Washington. The market’s gains were led by so-called defensive sectors such as utilities and consumer staples, which […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) small gains to start out the shortened trading week

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) small gains to start out the shortened trading week

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) small gains to start out the shortened trading week US stocks closed slightly higher Tuesday after the long holiday weekend as positive earnings from retail giant Walmart ( WMT ) and optimism over the trade talks between the US and China helped boost equity indexes. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, S&P 500 and Nasdaq […]

“No Need to Hike Rates Again”

“No Need to Hike Rates Again”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Trump Policy Traction, FOMC Minutes Due Wednesday Tuesday, New York Fed President John Williams said he is comfortable with the level US interest rates are at now, and sees no need to raise them again unless growth or inflation shift to an unexpectedly higher gear. In an interview with […]

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) Continues Range Bound Action Amid Lack of Macro Data Updates

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) Continues Range Bound Action Amid Lack of Macro Data Updates

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) Continues Range Bound Action Amid Lack of Macro Data Updates USDCAD pair traded in a tight range yesterday as both Canada and United States markets were closed owing to the celebration of the national holiday. This resulted in price action being limited within a range of 20 pips. On Friday, the […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) boasted eight consecutive weeks of gains on wagers the United States and China can resolve their protracted trade dispute

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) boasted eight consecutive weeks of gains on wagers the United States and China can resolve their protracted trade dispute

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) boasted eight consecutive weeks of gains on wagers the United States and China can resolve their protracted trade dispute Hopes for progress in Sino-U.S. trade talks and expectations of policy stimulus from central banks lifted world stocks to 2 1/2- month highs on Monday, though European gains were held back by concern […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rally expected

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rally expected

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) rally expected With jobs growth and household balance sheets at record highs, the U.S. is arguably in a better position than China in any given time frame. The growing number of defaults in China has placed more pressure on the domestic market and the authorities to achieve a deal with […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade talks between the United States and Beijing saw progress

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade talks between the United States and Beijing saw progress

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade talks between the United States and Beijing saw progress China stocks jumped on Monday after trade talks between the United States and Beijing saw progress ahead of a March 1 deadline, and new data showed Beijing’s attempts to boost investment led to record new loans in January. At the […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) trade positivity

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) trade positivity

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) trade positivity The latest surge for markets counts the US-China trade optimism as its primary engine with Asia playing catch-up at the start of the week. Having had both President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping hailing progress made in talks last week, while further talks are expected this week in Washington, […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) investors will be keeping a close eye on the RBA minutes and employment data

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) investors will be keeping a close eye on the RBA minutes and employment data

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) investors will be keeping a close eye on the RBA minutes and employment data The Australian dollar made considerable gains last week, after suffering sharp losses a week earlier. In the upcoming week, investors will be keeping a close eye on the RBA minutes and employment data. Here is an outlook for the highlights […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) risk appetite improves

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) risk appetite improves

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) risk appetite improves Dollar/yen gained ground last week, as the pair recorded its highest weekly close since mid- December. Stocks rose, as investors remain optimistic on a deal between the U.S. and China. In the U.S., consumer spending had a dismal January, with retail sales and core retail sales recording sharp declines. […]

US and Chinese Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade negotiators will meet in Washington this week with less than a fortnight left to hammer out a deal

US and Chinese Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade negotiators will meet in Washington this week with less than a fortnight left to hammer out a deal

US and Chinese Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) trade negotiators will meet in Washington this week with less than a fortnight left to hammer out a deal US and Chinese trade negotiators will meet in Washington this week with less than a fortnight left to hammer out a deal aimed at ending their trade impasse and finding […]

Smollett Has Destroyed Ocasio-Cortez and Booker 2020 Hopes

Smollett Has Destroyed Ocasio-Cortez and Booker 2020 Hopes

Police sources say Jussie Smollett likely hired two acquaintances to fake a Chicago “hate crime” assault, while conservatives are accusing liberal media outlets of accepting the actor’s story with little initial evidence. Not only has Smollett condemned the not-so-dynamic duo he has also severely diminished cause of both Black Americans and Gays. There is no […]

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

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

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

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

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

US China Trade Talks

US China Trade Talks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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