President Trump: “US, China Still Talking on Trade, but Not Ready for Deal”

President Trump: “US, China Still Talking on Trade, but Not Ready for Deal”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US stock market wrapped up a volatile week on a lower note, with the S&P 500 down 0.7% Friday. Every time in the past year that President Trump weighed in on the trade dispute the market reacted negatively then responded positively, and the rally extended, I do not expect […]

President Trump Will Not Devalue USD in Trade Dispute with China, the Fed Should Lower Interest Rates …

President Trump Will Not Devalue USD in Trade Dispute with China, the Fed Should Lower Interest Rates …

$USD Friday, President Trump said he will not devalue the USD in the US trade dispute with China. “No, we do not have to,” President Trump said when asked whether he plans to devalue the Greenback, though he added that if the Fed were to cut interest rates it “would automatically bring down the dollar […]

Angela Merkel Extremely Quiet on the Highly Charged Iran Nuclear Issues

Angela Merkel Extremely Quiet on the Highly Charged Iran Nuclear Issues

When the US government formally asked NATO partner Germany to join in freedom-of-navigation patrols in the Strait of Hormuz, where Iranian gunboats have seized other nations’ ships, detonated mines, and flouted international law, it did so with an inducement. Tamara Sternberg-Greller, the spokesman for the US embassy in Berlin, remarked: “Members of the German government […]

President Trump to France’s Macron, “…you do not speak for the US on Iran.”

President Trump to France’s Macron, “…you do not speak for the US on Iran.”

Thursday, President Trump said no one is authorized to speak to Iran on behalf of the United States, and he accused French President Macron of sending “mixed signals” to Tehran over possible talks. “I know Emmanuel means well, as do all others, but nobody speaks for the United States but the United States itself,” President […]

Expect Profit Warnings in Hong Kong

Expect Profit Warnings in Hong Kong

Hong Kong’s flagship airline Cathay Pacific warned Wednesday that increasingly violent protests in the financial hub had hit booking demand. Announcing interim results that showed the airline in the black after huge losses in the first half of last year, chairman John Slosar warned of further impact to the business in response to both the […]

Socialism has Failed Germany

Socialism has Failed Germany

Industrial production in European powerhouse Germany fell back in June, official data showed Wednesday, adding to a picture of a eurozone suffering from trade wars and global uncertainty. Output at producer firms shed 1.5 percent in June from the previous month, federal statistics authority Destatis said in figures adjusted for seasonal and calendar effects, after […]

Trade War Becomes Currency War

Trade War Becomes Currency War

Longstanding warnings from economists of global spillover from the US-China trade war appear to be materialising, with a trio of central banks springing surprise rate cuts on Wednesday. The monetary policy moves in India, New Zealand and Thailand came as industrial production in European powerhouse Germany fell back in June, adding to uncertainty in the […]

President Trump Dismissed Fear of Long-lasting Trade Dispute with China

President Trump Dismissed Fear of Long-lasting Trade Dispute with China

The US Treasury Department declared Monday it had determined for the 1st time since Y 1994 that Beijing was manipulating its RMB Yuan. Then early Tuesday, President Trump dismissed fears of a protracted trade dispute with China, ignoring a bluster warning in the Beijing press that labeling it a currency manipulator would have severe consequences […]

The Fed Vs The People

The Fed Vs The People

Four former US Federal Reserve chairs published an essay on Monday advocating for the independence of the institution, which has been the target of recent criticism by President Donald Trump. Writing in The Wall Street Journal, the four living former Fed chiefs, Paul Volcker, Alan Greenspan, Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen, defended the central bank […]

What is Driving Mass Shootings

What is Driving Mass Shootings

Global privacy regulators joined forces Tuesday to demand guarantees from Facebook on how it will protect users’ financial data when it launches its planned cryptocurrency, Libra. The watchdogs from Australia, the US, EU, Britain, Canada and other countries issued an open letter calling on Facebook to respond to more than a dozen concerns over how […]

The Risk of Banking with Facebook

The Risk of Banking with Facebook

Global privacy regulators joined forces Tuesday to demand guarantees from Facebook on how it will protect users’ financial data when it launches its planned cryptocurrency, Libra. The watchdogs from Australia, the US, EU, Britain, Canada and other countries issued an open letter calling on Facebook to respond to more than a dozen concerns over how […]

Asian Markets Take a Beating

Asian Markets Take a Beating

Asian markets slumped in morning trade Tuesday, tracking global losses after Wall Street suffered its worst sell-off of the year as investors fretted over US-China trade war fears. A sharp fall in the Chinese yuan’s value against the dollar — breaching the 7.0 level seen as a key threshold by investors — prompted US President […]

US Embargo’s Venezuela

US Embargo’s Venezuela

FLASH: The ban on Americans doing business with Venezuela’s government took effect immediately. The Trump Administration has frozen all Venezuelan government assets in a dramatic escalation of tensions with socialist leader Nicolás Maduro, who has clung to power in the face of mounting international pressure. An executive order signed by President Donald Trump Monday justified […]

Hong Kong Demands Independence

Hong Kong Demands Independence

Peak-hour morning train travel and international flights in Hong Kong were thrown into chaos on Monday as pro-democracy protesters launched an attempted city-wide strike to ramp up pressure on the financial hub’s embattled leaders. Activists descended on key subway stations during the morning rush hour, deliberately keeping open doors to stop trains departing, causing long […]

Boeing Remains a Protected Species

Boeing Remains a Protected Species

The grounding of the 737 MAX for more than four months after two deadly accidents has tarnished Boeing’s reputation, but it still has the confidence of US policymakers. This is despite the fact that one of the MAX flight systems, the MCAS, has been cited in both accidents. Is this an indication that the American […]

Trump Plan Opens EU Up to US Beef

Trump Plan Opens EU Up to US Beef

Friday, President Trump praised his previously-announced deal that will open up the European Union to more US beef after the bloc carved out quotas previously granted to other nations. The Trump Administration in June secured more access to the EU’s beef market after the bloc persuaded Australia, Argentina and Uruguay to gradually cede bits of […]

HK’s Protesters Defile China’s Flag

HK’s Protesters Defile China’s Flag

Saturday, Protesters and authorities clashed in Hong Kong as demonstrators removed a Chinese national flag from its pole and flung it into the city’s iconic Victoria Harbour and police fired tear gas after some protesters vandalized a police station. The scene was a familiar 1 in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory, which has been wracked by […]

Google, Apple and Amazon are Spying on You Offline

Google, Apple and Amazon are Spying on You Offline

A series of privacy missteps in recent months has raised fresh concerns over the future of voice-controlled digital assistants, a growing market seen by some as the next frontier in computing. Recent incidents involving Google, Apple and Amazon devices underscore that despite strong growth in the market for smart speakers and devices, more work is […]

President Trump’s Trade Adviser Says, “We Love Tariffs”

President Trump’s Trade Adviser Says, “We Love Tariffs”

Thursday, the White House trade adviser Peter Navarro credited President Trump’s tariffs on Chinese-produced steel and aluminum with saving 2 Key American industries. “The Chinese producers are seeing fewer exports, lower profits,” Mr. Navarro said on TV Thursday. “So, we love tariffs. Tariffs are a wonderful thing.” “We would not have a steel and aluminum industry […]

President Trump to Inflict Economic Pain on China Until a Suitable Trade Deal is Made

President Trump to Inflict Economic Pain on China Until a Suitable Trade Deal is Made

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Thursday, President Trump said he may raise US tariffs on Chinese goods beyond 25% if trade negotiations with Beijing remain stalled. President Trump told reporters that the new 10% tariff he announced Thursday for $300-B in Chinese imports beginning 1 September will be imposed for a short term and could […]

US and China Had Highly Constructive Trade Meetings in Shanghai to Continue in Washington in September

US and China Had Highly Constructive Trade Meetings in Shanghai to Continue in Washington in September

FLASH: Chinese side confirmed their commitment to increase purchases of United States agricultural exports. The US and Chinese negotiators wrapped up a round of trade talks on Wednesday with visible signs of progress and scheduled their next meeting in September in Washington, DC. Both sides issued brief statements after the 1st face-to-face meetings since President […]

President Trump, and PM Johnson, are “Remarkably Compatible”

President Trump, and PM Johnson, are “Remarkably Compatible”

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has assumed control “with historic speed and decisiveness.“ Adding, “Whether he can finish BREXIT by 31 October, and win a general election remains to be seen.” Speaker Gingrich made his comments Tuesday in a column posted on the Fox News website. “During his first appearance […]

Senate Resolution Condemns Socialism

Senate Resolution Condemns Socialism

FLASH: President Trump, ‘If they do not like it here, they can leave…” And now comes Senator Steve Daines (R-MT) introduced a resolution Monday condemning socialism, warning progressive Democratic policies would lead to “complete government control.” “A radical, socialist, far-left movement is growing across this country. And it has taken root as the new voice […]

Illegal Immigration is Voters’ Top Concern

Illegal Immigration is Voters’ Top Concern

Illegal immigration is cited as the Top issue by 21% of Americans, well above the 2nd and 3rd most important topics of the suitability of President Trump (13%) and the economy (12%), according to polls released Monday by Heritage Action for America. Heritage Action’s executive director wrote that the surveys were conducted to examine what issues motivate […]

Dan Coats Sacked as US Spy Chief, John Radcliffe Nominated to the Key Post

Dan Coats Sacked as US Spy Chief, John Radcliffe Nominated to the Key Post

Sunday, President Trump said he will nominate Representative John Ratcliffe, (R-TX), the fiercely loyal ‘inquisitor” who defended him at a recent congressional hearing, to replace Dan Coats as his DNI aka US spy chief. Mr. Coats has clashed with President Trump over assessments involving Russia, Iran and NKorea, will step down on 15 August, the […]

President Trump on the Trade Deal, “China might wait till after the Election hoping to get another Dope or Stiff”

President Trump on the Trade Deal, “China might wait till after the Election hoping to get another Dope or Stiff”

FLASH: The morning after appearing on Fox News for his interview with host Sean Hannity, President Trump blasted the network for a poll it conducted that showed he trails former Vice President Joe Biden in the Y 2020 race. Friday, President Trump said that he would not be surprised if China held out until after the […]

Hong Kong Intensifies Crack Down on Protesters

Hong Kong Intensifies Crack Down on Protesters

Riot police officers fired tear gas and rubber bullets in downtown Hong Kong as they repelled tens of thousands of protesters angered over proposed legislation that would allow extraditions to Mainland China. The street confrontation this month when a small number of protesters stormed police barricades outside the Legislative Council and hurled bricks, bottles and […]

Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, the Taxman Cometh

Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon, the Taxman Cometh

US President Donald Trump vowed “substantial” retaliation against France on Friday for a tax targeting US tech giants, hinting he may slap tariffs on French wine and blasting President Emmanuel Macron’s “foolishness.” “France just put a digital tax on our great American technology companies,” Trump tweeted about the law, which targets US giants like Google, […]

Trump Moves on Apple

Trump Moves on Apple

President Donald Trump warned Friday that he would snub Apple’s requests for tariff exemptions on device components imported from China, as he put pressure on the tech company to shift production to the United States. “Apple will not be given Tariff wavers, or relief, for Mac Pro parts that are made in China. Make them […]

Boris Bullish on Brexit

Boris Bullish on Brexit

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday said Brexit was a “massive economic opportunity” but had been treated under his predecessor Theresa May as “an impending adverse weather event”. In a speech in Manchester where he pledged new investment in Leave-voting areas, Johnson promised to step up negotiations on post-Brexit trade deals and set up […]

The US Has an Electoral College, and So Do…

The US Has an Electoral College, and So Do…

United States: The breakdown of votes in the US Electoral College after reapportionment based on the 2010 census. The United States Electoral College is an example of a system in which an Executive President is indirectly elected, with electors representing the 50 states and the Federal District of Columbia Each state has a number of electors equal to its Congressional representation in […]

Capitalism Vs Socialism

Capitalism Vs Socialism

Capitalism and Socialism are both economic schools of thought that are to an extent virtually opposite of each other. Understanding the differences between them is important as it can help you understand a great deal about economic discussion and thought. Capitalism: To each their own. Markets should be free of government intervention and the principles of supply […]

Seeing a Strong Trump-Johnson Relationship Ahead

Seeing a Strong Trump-Johnson Relationship Ahead

FLASH: The further decline of the failed socialist EU experiment now will be hastened. The US Ambassador to the Court of St. James, Woody Johnson, predicts that President Trump and new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will enjoy a great relationship. The Ambassador made his comments during an TV interview Friday. “The new relationship between your […]

Boris Johnson, a Man in a Hurry

Boris Johnson, a Man in a Hurry

FLASH: Boris Johnson, a Man in a Hurry to Make Britain Great Again, MBGA With Britain’s departure from the EU due in less than 100 days, new Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a man in a hurry. But he is not rushing off to Brussels. The UK leader has no meetings scheduled with EU officials. […]

The Trump Effect: America is Growing

The Trump Effect: America is Growing

At 2.1 percent, the growth of US Real Gross Domestic Product during the second quarter of 2019 comes out better than expected. The weakness observed at the end of 2018 and early 2019, which was underlined by revised estimates for earlier quarters, has been wiped out especially by very strong consumption growth at 4.3 percent in […]

Robert Mueller III, “Weak and Confused Did Not Run the Russia Probe”

Robert Mueller III, “Weak and Confused Did Not Run the Russia Probe”

The former special counsel Robert Mueller appearance before Congress Wednesday, begs questions over whether he really wrote the report about the investigation he headed concerning Russian interference in the Y 2016 election and into President Trump, ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Thursday. “Who was in charge?” Speaker Gingrich said on TV. “It was very clear […]

Robert Mueller III, a Weak Old Man Told Americans the ‘Case is Closed’

Robert Mueller III, a Weak Old Man Told Americans the ‘Case is Closed’

Former special counsel Robert Muller III’s appearance before Congress showed the American people the “case is closed” for the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Election, Jay Sekulow, 1 of President Trump’s attorneys, Tweeted Wednesday. Mr. Sekulow’s statement on Twitter: “This morning’s testimony exposed the troubling deficiencies of the Special Counsel’s investigation. The testimony revealed that this probe […]

China Taking The Lead In Dealing With Crypto

China Taking The Lead In Dealing With Crypto

For years, governments around the world have been floundering with the challenge of how to respond to crypto and blockchain technology. The Chinese Government has not been immune to the controversy taking a publicly conservative stance towards many aspects of crypto. However, a lesser-known fact is that the Chinese Government has been regarding blockchain technology […]

President Trump, Boris Johnson ‘Will Be a Great Prime Minister’

President Trump, Boris Johnson ‘Will Be a Great Prime Minister’

President Trump congratulated Boris Johnson, who was elected leader of Britain’s governing Conservative Party and the next Prime Minister of the United Kingdom earlier Tuesday. Boris Johnson, Britain’s staunch BREXIT campaigner, was chosen as the UK’s next Prime Minister Tuesday, with a resounding mandate from the Conservative Party but conflicting demands from a politically divided […]

BREXIT is Back: Boris Johnson is the New PM

BREXIT is Back: Boris Johnson is the New PM

Boris Johnson has been selected as the new leader of the British Conservative Party and thus, the new prime minister of the UK. He will officially succeed outgoing PM Theresa May on Wednesday. Johnson won with 66.4 percent of the vote (92,153) to Hunt’s 33.6 percent (46,656). 139,318 votes were cast by Tory members with […]

European Banks Prepare for Socialist Powered Crisis

European Banks Prepare for Socialist Powered Crisis

Eurozone banks are tightening the criteria firms and households must meet to be granted loans, the European Central Bank said Tuesday, as policymakers weigh their response to stuttering growth brought about by years of Socialist policy. Lenders upped their requirements of business borrowers and households seeking consumer credit between April and June, the quarterly poll […]

President Trump: “The Fed raised & tightened far too much & too fast, must cut now”

President Trump: “The Fed raised & tightened far too much & too fast, must cut now”

Monday, President Trump pushed the Fed to cut interest rates as policy makers ready for their decision this month on whether to do so. “Very inexpensive, in fact productive, to move now,” President Trump Tweeted Monday. “The Fed raised & tightened far too much & too fast.” The President has been attacking the Fed for more […]

Italy Tackles Mobile Phone Addiction

Italy Tackles Mobile Phone Addiction

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) has drafted a law aimed at preventing and treating the rising phenomenon of addiction to mobile phones and computers, particularly among the young. The bill seeks to treat so-called “no-mobile-phone phobia” (also known as “nomophobia”) or the fear of not being able to get regular access to social networks […]

Politics Seen in ‘Top Gun’ Sequel

Politics Seen in ‘Top Gun’ Sequel

$VIA, $TCEHY ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ (the squeal) has raised questions about the removal of Japanese and Taiwanese flags on actor Tom Cruise’s famed jacket, according to reports Sunday. Mr. Cruise’s jacket, worn by his character Maverick, had shown those flags in the 1980’s “Top Gun,” but the Y 2019 sequel replaces them as the movie is […]

Jared Kushner Off to Israel, Arab Countries For Peace Talks

Jared Kushner Off to Israel, Arab Countries For Peace Talks

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner planning to travel to Jerusalem and several other capitals in the Middle East next week to talk about moving forward with the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Sunday, it was reported the trip will be important for both the economic and political components of the plan. The timing for unveiling […]

Air raids by Syrian army and Russian ally kill at least 11

Air raids by Syrian army and Russian ally kill at least 11

Air strikes have killed at least 11 people in rebel-held northwestern Syria on Sunday, according to rescue workers and a war monitor. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that Syrian government air strikes killed six people, including a child, in the village of Urum al-Jawz in western Idlib province while four others, including two children were killed […]

A Look at Post Trade War Asia

A Look at Post Trade War Asia

Big US companies are accelerating efforts to move more of their supply chains from China to neighboring countries in light of Trump administration tariffs. Companies in sectors such as technology, clothing and footwear are exporting more goods from emerging giants including Vietnam and Malaysia, data show. At the same time, the shift has exposed the […]

President Trump’s Approval Hits 48% and Rising

President Trump’s Approval Hits 48% and Rising

FLASH: 68% said the National Economy is “very good” or “fairly good.” President Trump’s approval rating has jumped to 48% in a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey online poll. Here are how the new poll results, released Friday, break down, as follows: 22% said immigration is the issue that matters most to them now. 21% said healthcare is the issue […]

Core Elements of US Budget Deal Agreed

Core Elements of US Budget Deal Agreed

Thursday, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that negotiators have reached an agreement on the core elements of a deal to increase the government’s borrowing cap and set a $1.3-T overall level for the agency budgets that Congress passes each year. He told reporters that talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, (D-CA), have settled on […]

The Trump Steamroller is Accelerating

The Trump Steamroller is Accelerating

FLASH: The initial shock at the success of this blunt and volcanic man who attacked all factions of both parties and assaulted almost every element of OBushinton political correctness and conventional wisdom, whose inaugural address was described at once by George W. Bush to Hillary Clinton as “some weird s***,” has mutated into a fear […]

President Trump’s Hammering of ‘the squad’ Raises GOP Support

President Trump’s Hammering of ‘the squad’ Raises GOP Support

Support for President Trump increased among Republicans after he lashed out on Twitter at the weekend in an attack on 4 freshmen Democratic congresswomen known a ‘the squad‘, a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll shows. The national survey, conducted Monday and Tuesday after President Trump told the lawmakers they should “go back and help fix the […]

President Trump, “Progress” Made with Iran to Defuse Crisis

President Trump, “Progress” Made with Iran to Defuse Crisis

Tuesday, President Trump said “a lot of progress” had been made toward ending a volatile standoff with Iran, with his top diplomat saying Tehran had signaled willingness to negotiate over its disputed ballistic missile program. Earlier, Iran’s FM said Tehran would discuss its missile program after Washington stopped arming allies Saudi Arabia and the UAE, […]

New Dem Women’s ‘Squad’ Hate the USA

New Dem Women’s ‘Squad’ Hate the USA

Monday, President Trump 2X’d down on his attacks against 4 US congresswomen dubbed the ‘the Squad‘ and dismissed concerns that his comments were racist. Speaking at the White House, President Trump said people he described as critical of the United States should leave the country. Those remarks followed his Twitter messages Sunday that said the […]

President Trump Tells the 4 Progressive Dem Congresswomen to “Go Back Home”

President Trump Tells the 4 Progressive Dem Congresswomen to “Go Back Home”

President Trump put out a bold challenge for progressive critics of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Ca)., in the Democratic Party – the 4 “women of color,” according Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez aka AOC. Go back to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” before you preach on how the United States – “the greatest and most powerful […]

President Trump’s Decision on Citizenship Question a “Pretty Smart Move”

President Trump’s Decision on Citizenship Question a “Pretty Smart Move”

Friday, Retired federal Judge Walter Kelley praised President Trump for not continuing to push for a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. Judge Kelley was appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush, said Trump should have been more open about his intentions. And he added: “There are perfectly good reasons to have this […]

President Trump, “Hopefully China will start buying agriculture products from out great American Farmers.”

President Trump, “Hopefully China will start buying agriculture products from out great American Farmers.”

Thursday, President Trump said that China was not living up to promises it made on buying agricultural products from American farmers as the world’s 2 largest economies work to resolve a trade dispute. “Mexico is doing great at the Border, but China is letting us down in that they have not been buying the agricultural […]

Iran Nuclear Deal Falling Apart

Iran Nuclear Deal Falling Apart

Tuesday, EU powers accused Iran of “pursuing activities inconsistent with its commitments” under a Y 2015 nuclear deal and called for an urgent meeting of the parties to the agreement to discuss Tehran’s compliance. Britain, Germany, France, Russia, China and Iran are the remaining parties to the deal – known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan […]

President Trump is Not Preparing for an ‘Impeachment Battle’

President Trump is Not Preparing for an ‘Impeachment Battle’

President Trump’s legal team is not preparing for an ‘impeachment battle‘, and the growing call from congressional Democrats for impeachment is just “political theater,” Jay Sekulow, the President’s personal attorney, said Tuesday. “There is no impeachment team,” Mr. Sekulow told reporters “I just do not see this as a real threat.” Some congressional Democrats said they […]

President Trump Sends Clear Warning to Iran on Uranium “Amp Up”

President Trump Sends Clear Warning to Iran on Uranium “Amp Up”

Iran declared that has amped up its uranium enrichment on the day of its deadline to negotiate the Iran nuclear deal with signatories, surpassing the cap set under the Obama-era agreement that President Trump has withdrawn the US from. “Within hours, the technical tasks will be done and enrichment above 3.67 percent will begin,” Iran spokesman Behrouz […]

President Trump’s Approval Hits 1st-Term High at 47%

President Trump’s Approval Hits 1st-Term High at 47%

This strong economy has President Trump’s approval rating hitting a high point for his administration at 44% among adults and 47% among registered voters in the latest The Washington Post/ABC News poll. These ratings represent a 5-percentage-point uptick since April, when special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative report was released. President Trump scores highest on the economy, with […]

President Trump is ‘Very Seriously’ Considering Executive Order for Census Citizenship Question

President Trump is ‘Very Seriously’ Considering Executive Order for Census Citizenship Question

Friday, President Trump said he may issue an executive order in an effort to add a contentious citizenship question to the 2020 US census as his administration faced an afternoon court deadline to reveal its plans. “We are working on a lot of things including an executive order,” Trump told reporters outside the White House […]

President Trump, “Immigration Raids Starting Fairly Soon”

President Trump, “Immigration Raids Starting Fairly Soon”

Friday, President Trump said mass deportation roundups would begin “fairly soon” as US migrant advocates vowed their communities would be “ready” when immigration officers come. President Trump, who has made a hard-line immigration stance a Key issue of his Presidency and Y 2020 re-election bid, postponed the operation last month after the date was leaked, […]

US Job Growth Tops Forecast

US Job Growth Tops Forecast

FLASH: President Trump, “The Economy Would Be ‘Rocket Ship’ If Fed Cut Rates” US job growth rebounded strongly in June, with government payrolls surging, but persistent moderate wage gains and mounting evidence the economy was losing momentum could still encourage the Fed to cut interest rates this month. The Labor Department’s closely watched employment report on […]

Marijuana Needs to Be Legal in the US for Stocks to Reach Full Potential

Marijuana Needs to Be Legal in the US for Stocks to Reach Full Potential

FLASH: Right Now You Have To Be ‘High’ To Invest in Marajuana Stocks Now, with the 1st round of Democratic Party debates complete, we are seen the Dem Presidential hopefuls discuss everything from gun control, to immigration, to economic policy. But 1 topic that has been absent is US marijuana legalization, and for marijuana stock […]

US House Votes To Protect Legal Marijuana States From Federal Interference

US House Votes To Protect Legal Marijuana States From Federal Interference

In a recent history-making vote the US House of Representatives voted 267-165 to approve a bipartisan measure aimed at protecting state marijuana policies from federal interference. The vote came on an amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill that prohibits the Justice Department from using funds to prevent states, US territories, and the […]

Europe Squeezed in US-Iran Nuclear Deal Dispute

Europe Squeezed in US-Iran Nuclear Deal Dispute

Europe now finds itself in the impossible situation of trying to salvage an accord unraveling because of the maximalist US sanctions campaign against Iran. Since President Trump withdrew America from the accord over 1 ago, a fire has burned through Iran. At 1st, it appeared Iranian officials thought they might be able to wait out […]

President Trump, “July 4 Celebration to Be Show of a Lifetime”

President Trump, “July 4 Celebration to Be Show of a Lifetime”

Fact: Washington has held an Independence Day celebration for decades, featuring a parade along Constitution Avenue, a concert on the Capitol lawn with music by the National Symphony Orchestra and fireworks beginning at dusk near the Washington Monument. And Thursday, the 4th of July, President Trump continues the tradition and presents a show of the […]

President Trump, ‘Dropping’ Citizenship Question on 2020 Census FAKE News!

President Trump, ‘Dropping’ Citizenship Question on 2020 Census FAKE News!

A DOJ lawyer told a Maryland-based federal judge Wednesday that President Trump’s administration is seeking a “path forward” to add a citizenship question to the Y 2020 census. Joseph Hunt, an assistant attorney general with the civil division of the Department of Justice, said the department’s been “instructed to examine whether there is a path […]

So Goes President Trump, So Goes the Market

So Goes President Trump, So Goes the Market

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX FLASH: President Trump is focused on the Fed, calling for lower interest rates and a lower USD Donald J. Trump is the biggest driver of financial markets in the world, and I write about him daily in this column. Savvy participants are making money off by anticipating his moves, which are […]

Coming Soon: Congress Vs Facebook, Libra the Prize

Coming Soon: Congress Vs Facebook, Libra the Prize

$FB Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) plan for its own digital currency is drawing fire in Washington, DC. A letter from more than 30 groups influential with Democrats demanding a halt to the project to deal with the “profound questions” it raises. In their letter to leaders of five congressional committees, organizations including the Service Employees International Union, […]

Poll: 33% of Americans Believe the Mainstream News Media is ‘The Enemy of The People’

Poll: 33% of Americans Believe the Mainstream News Media is ‘The Enemy of The People’

Fully 33% of Americans say the mainstream news media is “the enemy of the people,” a new Hill-Harris X poll reveals. And 67% said the “news media is an important part of a democracy.” Here is how the poll breaks down: 51% of Republicans say the press is “the enemy of the people.’ 14% of Democrats say […]

President Trump: “Afghanistan is the Harvard for Terrorists”

President Trump: “Afghanistan is the Harvard for Terrorists”

President Trump talking about goals of pulling troops out of Afghanistan, the longest running war in American history says he has to listen to his generals to stay, because it is “Harvard for terrorists.” “I would like to just get out,” President Trump told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” “The problem is it just seems to be a […]

Taliban: Latest Round of Talks with US ‘Critical’

Taliban: Latest Round of Talks with US ‘Critical’

FLASH: President Trump wants out, and he wants a deal as soon as possible. The 7th and latest round of peace talks between the US and Taliban is “critical,” said Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen Sunday, the 2nd day of talks with Washington’s peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in the Mideastern state of Qatar, where the militant […]