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 Lower, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Higher Notes: Trade talks dominate headlines with a new round of negotiations between the US and China expected in Washington Tuesday, and follow-up sessions at a higher level this week. Minutes of the Fed’s last policy meeting are due Wednesday and should provide more guidance on the likelihood or […]

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Leclerc Quickest on Day 2 of Testing at Barcelona

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Leclerc Quickest on Day 2 of Testing  at Barcelona

$RACE FLASH: Leclerc Topped the 2st day of F1’s pre-season after Vettel made an impressive start to testing at Barcelona. Charles Leclerc kept Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) at the Top of the time-sheets in pre-season testing after a solid start to his 1st day running with The Scuderia. His fastest time was a 1:18.247, roughly 1/10th of […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) massive swings in several companies after their results disappointed

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) massive swings in several companies after their results disappointed

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) massive swings in several companies after their results disappointed The S&P/ASX 200 hit a high of 6119 around lunch time today and managed to stay above the 6100 level to close at 6106.9 this afternoon. There were massive swings in several companies after their results disappointed, or surprised, the market greatly. Blackmores ended […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) HSBC Misses Key Growth Forecasts

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) HSBC Misses Key Growth Forecasts

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) HSBC Misses Key Growth Forecasts Despite an apparently vigorous pre-tax profit and revenues for 2018, HSBC Holdings plc and its operational results fell woefully short of analysts’ expectations and were punished with a 2.7% drop in its stock price at Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index today. Europe’s largest bank unveiled a […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts ‘Special Report’

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts ‘Special Report’

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX FLASH: This is a Special Market Report read it! 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 Special Report from The Street’s Key analysts looking ahead, as follows: The US Stock Market: […]

New Zealand to target online firms like Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

New Zealand to target online firms like Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

New Zealand to target online firms like Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) New Zealand said on Monday that it plans to update its laws so it can tax revenue earned by multinational digital firms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon, extending a global effort to bring global tech giants into the tax net. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the cabinet had agreed […]

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 […]

YBCC INC (YBAO.PK) Heffx Technical Analysis

YBCC INC (YBAO.PK) Heffx Technical Analysis

YBCC INC (YBAO.PK) Heffx Technical Analysis Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. The projected upper bound is: 1.44. The projected lower bound is: 0.17. The projected closing price is: 0.25. Candlesticks WARNING: These prices only contain closing prices. Thus, the candlestick analysis in this expert will be invalid (including the alerts, […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) changing expectations in 2019

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) changing expectations in 2019

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) changing expectations in 2019 Social-media stocks have been in the crosshairs over the past couple years, as privacy and safety concerns have investors rethinking the risks associated with these former highfliers. Still, social-media stocks continue to post solid revenue growth, as they build on their efforts to steal advertising dollars away from […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is Still the Biggest Holding in Buffett’s Portfolio

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is Still the Biggest Holding in Buffett’s Portfolio

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is Still the Biggest Holding in Buffett’s Portfolio Berkshire spent the last half of the year snapping up more shares of banks and insurers, moves that made the company a major shareholder in four of the five largest U.S. banks. The Omaha, Nebraska-based conglomerate boosted its stake in JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bank […]

Tianci International, Inc. (CIIT.PK) Heffx Technical Analysis

Tianci International, Inc. (CIIT.PK) Heffx Technical Analysis Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards and the Money Flow in to the stock is strong. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 0.91. The projected upper bound is: 2.04. The projected lower bound […]

Toga Limited (TOGL.PK) Heffx Technical Analysis

Toga Limited (TOGL.PK) Heffx Technical Analysis

Toga Limited (TOGL.PK) Heffx Technical Analysis Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards and the outlook is Bullish Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 0.76. The projected upper bound is: 1.97. The projected lower bound is: 0.75. The projected closing price […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) shareholders have underreacted to the negative information in Q4

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) shareholders have underreacted to the negative information in Q4

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) shareholders have underreacted to the negative information in Q4 Thanks to a recovering tech sector, Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) shares still managed to gain over 7% in the week after a lackluster Q4 earnings announcement (ER). The somewhat counter-intuitive post-ER price moves may be partially due to company’s better-than-expected Q1 guidance, when most […]

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 […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Earnings coming to an end, as investors look farther down the line. Last Friday was options expiration, and we saw allocation of new Wall Street money to the financial, industrial, home-centric, and energy stocks. Notably, other sectors did not sell off, but paused to refresh. This is the perfect scenario: […]

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 Higher, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Higher Notes: Trade talks dominated headlines with a new round of negotiations between the United States and China expected in Washington on Tuesday, and follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week. Comments from European Central Bank’s Olli Rehn on Sunday have triggered speculation the […]

Australian Economic Outlook

Australian Economic Outlook

The Year Ahead by Philip Lowe Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia Thank you for the opportunity to address the National Press Club. It is an honour to have been invited. The media and the RBA have a special relationship. Most people in the community hear the RBA’s messages through the media. You report […]

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 […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) heading back towards the 200-day moving average

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) heading back towards the 200-day moving average

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) heading back towards the 200-day moving average GBPUSD has picked up from last Thursday’s 1.2770 low and is now trading either side of 1.2900 after hitting an early peak around 1.2925. This push higher has taken GBPUSD above the 50-day moving average at 1.2874 and is homing in on the 200-day ma […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) closed 0.4% higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) closed 0.4% higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) closed 0.4% higher It has been a positive day of trade for the Australian share market closing 0.4 per cent higher. Bank of Queensland (ASX:BOQ) shares took a dip today after a $12 million guidance downgrade. Waste management company Bingo Industries (ASX:BIN) saw their shares slump hit by the apartment building slowdown. They reduced their […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fresh risk appetite on optimistic tone from trade talks

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fresh risk appetite on optimistic tone from trade talks

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fresh risk appetite on optimistic tone from trade talks The Aussie extends recovery off 0.7054 base, boosted by fresh risk appetite on optimistic tone from trade talks. Fresh extension higher cracked 0.7146 (Fibo 38.2% of 0.7295/0.7054) the lower boundary of strong resistance zone between 0.7146 and 0.7162 (consisting of Fibo barrier […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) credit figures for January added to signs of increased stimulus

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) credit figures for January added to signs of increased stimulus

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) credit figures for January added to signs of increased stimulus A rally in Chinese equities steepened Monday as bumper credit figures for January added to signs of increased stimulus. The Shanghai Composite Index jumped 2.7 percent by the close, taking its rebound since a Jan. 3 low to 12 […]

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel Made a Strong Start to 2019

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel Made a Strong Start to 2019

FLASH: Sebastian Vettel Topped the 1st day of F1’s pre-season after Ferrari made an impressive start to testing. $RACE Sebastian Vettel topped the 1st day of Formula One’s pre-season after Ferrari (NYSE:RACE made an impressive start to testing. Mr. Vettel was 0.4s secs quicker than the next fastest driver, Carlos Sainz in the McLaren, and […]

Box Office: US Winter Revenue Hits 8-Year Lows

Box Office: US Winter Revenue Hits 8-Year Lows

$DIS, $SNE, $LGF, $TWX, $CMCSA, $FOX FlASH: Combined US ticket sales were down sharply, worst Presidents Day weekend in at least 14 years. Wall Street, and industry observers struggle with a downturn at the North American box office following a record-shattering Y 2018. Revenue for the 1st 7 weeks of y 2019 hit an 8 […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$AIG, $CDNA, $HBIO, $INSM, $WDAY FLASH: US Financial Markets are Closed Monday for President’s Day. 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 […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) This Can’t Be Happening!

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) This Can’t Be Happening!

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) This Can’t Be Happening! Losing at cloud is galling for Google, which practically invented the technology to run its search business. Its mistake was failing to get into cloud re-sale quickly or to treat cloud re-sale seriously enough. Google is now as serious as a heart attack with Kurian, who wants an army of salesmen […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) market surged driven by renewed optimism

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC)  market surged driven by renewed optimism

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) market surged driven by renewed optimism The market surged on Friday, driven by renewed optimism that when the March 1 deadline comes around, the U.S. and China would have already shaken hands on a trade truce. Tariff-related rhetoric and thoughts of an economic slowdown had become a restraint, particularly amid the recent market rebound. […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) suffered another fire at its car plant in Fremont, California on Saturday night

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)  suffered another fire at its car plant in Fremont, California on Saturday night

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) suffered another fire at its car plant in Fremont, California on Saturday night A fire broke out at Tesla’s car plant in Fremont, California, on Saturday night, in an area where the company stores some hazardous materials outside. While Tesla can manage some fires with its own internal brigade, the one on […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Instagram Stories is expected to be the key catalyst for impression growth in 2019

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Instagram Stories is expected to be the key catalyst for impression growth in 2019

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Instagram Stories is expected to be the key catalyst for impression growth in 2019 Shares ofbuy-ranked Facebook  have lost -7.5% over the past year, outperforming the Zacks Internet Services industry’s loss of -18.2% during the same period. Facebook is benefiting from solid mobile ad revenues driven by robust performance from both Instagram Stories and […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Strong active user growth and Alipay have made Alibaba a force that not many can reckon with in China

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Strong active user growth and Alipay have made Alibaba a force that not many can reckon with in China

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Strong active user growth and Alipay have made Alibaba a force that not many can reckon with in China Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) has long been the top retailer in China, which boasts a population of 1.4 billion. But sometimes it’s still difficult to understand just how big the company has become in the […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) investors grew hopeful that the United States and China would hammer out an agreement

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) investors grew hopeful that the United States and China would hammer out an agreement

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) investors grew hopeful that the United States and China would hammer out an agreement Wall Street has rallied on Friday, with the Dow and the Nasdaq posting their eighth consecutive weekly gains, as investors grew hopeful that the United States and China would hammer out an agreement resolving their protracted […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) making progress but an awful lot of success is still priced into Twitter stock

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) making progress but an awful lot of success is still priced into Twitter stock

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) making progress but an awful lot of success is still priced into Twitter stock I’ve been skeptical about Twitter (NYSE:TWTR) stock for some time now. Admittedly, even though TWTR stock has been range-bound since late July, I’ve been too skeptical towards it, as Twitter stock has rallied over the last two years, roughly doubling […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock is pacing for a sixth straight weekly win

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock is pacing for a sixth straight weekly win

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock is pacing for a sixth straight weekly win The shares of Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) are modestly higher in early trading, even after a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing revealed Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) trimmed its stake in the tech giant by 1.1% to 249.6 million shares in the fourth quarter, though […]

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 Off, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Higher Notes: Minutes of the Fed’s last policy meeting are due Wednesday and should provide more guidance on the likelihood or not for rate hikes this year. There is also talk the Fed will keep a much larger balance sheet than previously planned. Financial markets are generally […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Reveals its New Racer

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Reveals its New Racer

$RACE FLASH: See the Daytona 500 Wreck Fest highlights below + F1’s preseason testing live streaming. Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) unveiled its 2019 F1 racer at the weekend, the SF90, at Spain’s Barcelona circuit Sunday, prior to official testing beginning on Monday. The iconic Italian team is so determined to break its world championship drought. The SF90 […]

Gold and Mining Stocks Looks Bright & Shiny

Gold and Mining Stocks Looks Bright & Shiny

$GLD, $GOLD, $USD, $GDX, $GS FLASH: The savvy observers see Golden opps in the precious Yellow metal and its miners. Last September in this column we suggested it was time for investors to add gold to their portfolios. And that data shows that since that time, gold has gained nearly 10%. Gold marked to a […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) reporting season has seen companies becoming increasingly cautious

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) reporting season has seen companies becoming increasingly cautious

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) reporting season has seen companies becoming increasingly cautious It is the busiest block of results with around 70 of the top 200 companies dropping mainly half-year numbers. It also should give a clearer picture about how things are going across the key consumer, industrial and resources sectors. “Reporting season is 37 […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stumbles as differences frustrate US-China talks

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stumbles as differences frustrate US-China talks

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) stumbles as differences frustrate US-China talks Major Asian stock markets closed lower on Friday, following the release of U.S. retail data overnight which raised concerns over a slowing American economy. Investors await developments from the ongoing U.S-China trade negotiations in Beijing. Mainland Chinese markets saw losses on the day. […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) growth outlook dims amid trade, global demand woes

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) growth outlook dims amid trade, global demand woes

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) growth outlook dims amid trade, global demand woes After a year “of two halves” in which growth started out briskly before losing speed towards end-2018, economists expect Singapore’s small and trade-dependent economy to slow further in 2019 amid weakening global demand for semiconductors and protracted trade tensions. Official data released on […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), the History of the ‘Dino’

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), the History of the ‘Dino’

$RACE FLASH: I do not expect to see another Ferrari wearing the Dino badge, but…? The ‘Dino’ badge was created by Fiat to market a affordable sporty car capable of taking on the Porsche 911. Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) V12s exceeded the 911 in performance and price. Enzo Ferrari did not want to diminish his exclusive brand […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Lied about Amazon

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Lied about Amazon

A tweet by a not to bright US Congresswoman spotlighted a report about US tech behemoth Amazon’s tax burden for the past two years. While the company paid no US federal income tax, it reported “cash taxes paid” of $1.2 billion last year and $957 million in 2017. These numbers are not broken down geographically, […]

President Trump Contemplates Tariffs on EU Autos

President Trump Contemplates Tariffs on EU Autos

$VLAKY, $MZDAY, $BMWYY, $POAHY, $VLVLY, $DDAIF By Sunday, President Trump’s Commerce Department is expected to issue an opinion on whether auto imports endanger US national security enough to justify such import taxes. President Trump would then have 90 days to decide whether to impose them. The Commerce Department could decide to postpone its conclusion. Or […]

Trump Trade Deal Optimism Driving This Market

Trump Trade Deal Optimism Driving This Market

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $BAC, $VXX US are stocks rallying this year on signs of progress in US-S trade talks as managed and sidelined money continues to bet that there is not much upside left when President Trump’s deal is reached. That is wrong Heffx-LTN’s corporate earnings and equity valuations model as of Saturday indicates […]

SEC ‘Overreach’, Commission Seeks More Control Over Exchanges

SEC ‘Overreach’, Commission Seeks More Control Over Exchanges

$ICE, $CBOE, $NDAQ The 3 largest US stock exchange operators said they will sue the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for overstepping its authority by ordering a pilot program to test banning lucrative payments exchanges make to brokers for resting stock orders. “We disagree with the government overreach, and this really represents an unprecedented attempt […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Hybrid to Debut This Year, EV Coming after 2022

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Hybrid to Debut This Year, EV Coming after 2022

$RACE FLASH: 60% of Ferrari’s lineup will offer hybrid variants by Y 2022 Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is aligned with the times, we are about to see a shift in the company’s offerings in the next 10 years. Ferrari’s next-generation hybrid will be unveiled this year according to comments made by Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri during its latest […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Debuts New Racer in Matte Red

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Debuts New Racer in Matte Red

$RACE Friday, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) debuted its new 2019 F1 car at a special event in Italy, and the changes compared to last year’s racer are obvious. The new SF90 commemorates the iconic Italian luxury automaker’s 90th anni, wears Matte Red livery with black accents, as opposed to last year’s design of Metallic Red with white accents. The SF90 […]

President Trump’s Policies Working, Market Soaring

President Trump’s Policies Working, Market Soaring

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: The Pain Trade continues, on broad-based advance that had all 11 S&P 500 sectors finished higher on the day. Almost 80% of S&P 500 companies having reported Q-4 earnings so far. Analysts now see a profit increase of 16.2% for the Quarter, according to Refinitiv data. President Trump’s policies […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$CMA, $XOM, $ElVT, $HLIT, $PBR, $TEVA 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: Comerica Inc. (NYSE:CMA) was downgraded to Market Perform […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) data breach could result in a multibillion-dollar fine by the Federal Trade Commission

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) data breach could result in a multibillion-dollar fine by the Federal Trade Commission

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) data breach could result in a multibillion-dollar fine by the Federal Trade Commission A Facebook data breach could result in a multibillion-dollar fine by the Federal Trade Commission, but may settle the agency’s investigation into the privacy practices of the social media giant, the Washington Post reported Thursday. It would be the […]

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 […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) futures stage ugly u-turn after worst plunge in nine years for retail sales

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) futures stage ugly u-turn after worst plunge in nine years for retail sales

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) futures stage ugly u-turn after worst plunge in nine years for retail sales Stock-market ebullience over progress in U.S.-China trade talks on Thursday gave way to pessimism after a December report on retail sales showed the worst decline in about nine years, sparking recessionary fears. Futures for the Dow Jones […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) current volatility levels suggest that trade war worries aren’t high

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) current volatility levels suggest that trade war worries aren’t high

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) current volatility levels suggest that trade war worries aren’t high Alibaba’s (BABA) stock has risen sharply over the past few weeks, and there are signs the shares may continue to increase in the weeks ahead. Additionally, tensions between the U.S and China appear to be easing over trade policy with […]

The Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) growth story is still very much intact

The Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) growth story is still very much intact

The Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) growth story is still very much intact To validate Tesla as a growth company, no one really needs to look much further than their historic financial statements. In the last 10 years, Tesla has had an average yearly revenue growth of 107%. Even last year, revenue almost doubled from approx. $11.75B to […]

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc shrank its Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake to 249.6 million shares from 252.5 million shares in the fourth quarter

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc shrank its Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)  stake to 249.6 million shares from 252.5 million shares in the fourth quarter

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc shrank its Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) stake to 249.6 million shares from 252.5 million shares in the fourth quarter Prominent hedge fund managers sold out of Chinese technology stocks and dumped Silicon Valley majors such as Apple Inc and Facebook Inc while global stock markets cratered during the fourth quarter, according […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock turns down after downbeat retail sales data

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock turns down after downbeat retail sales data

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock turns down after downbeat retail sales data Shares of Amazon.com Inc. AMZN, -1.06% swung to losses in premarket trade Thursday, after government data showed that December retail sales at internet sellers suffered the biggest drop since the financial crisis. Amazon’s stock fell 1% ahead of the open, after being up as 0.6% before the data was […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) joined Apple in promising to investigate a Saudi government app hosted on the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) joined Apple in promising to investigate a Saudi government app hosted on the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) joined Apple in promising to investigate a Saudi government app hosted on the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store Google has joined Apple in promising to investigate a Saudi app that lets men control women’s travel, as pressure from rights groups and international lawmakers builds on the tech giants. Google will […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Ranged, USD Higher, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Lower In Asia Notes:  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China scheduled to run through Friday.The United States has used tariffs as leverage to demand Beijing make major structural policy changes, including ending the forced transfer of American technology, fully enforcing intellectual property rights, and […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) CEO Camilleri Buying Shares

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) CEO Camilleri Buying Shares

$RACE Last December Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) CEO Louis C. Camilleri’s purchased company stock, and he is now in the Pole position to earn millions of dollars, as the company drives forward on all 12 cylinders. Last July, Ferrari announced MR. Camilleri, former Chairman & CEO of Philip Morris International, was to take the helm following the untimely death of CEO & Chairman Sergio Marchionne. At […]

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 […]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Kills 25,000 Jobs in the Name of Socialism

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez  Kills 25,000 Jobs in the Name of Socialism

Residents heard the Amazon news with dismay, having looked forward to the global operation’s move into town. “Think about all the infrastructure and tech jobs and construction jobs and all the support that needs to go in for a campus like that,” said David Katzen, who owns a construction company in the area. “All those […]

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 […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China and the U.S. are trying to strike a deal before March 2

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China and the U.S. are trying to strike a deal before March 2

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) China and the U.S. are trying to strike a deal before March 2 High-level trade talks between the U.S. and China are underway in Beijing. Stocks in Asia were mixed on Thursday as investors looked for progress in the months-long tariff dispute. There were reports that U.S. President Donald Trump may be […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) bucked the trend yesterday, at least across the Asian region, closing 0.26 per cent lower at 6063

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) bucked the trend yesterday, at least across the Asian region, closing 0.26 per cent lower at 6063

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) bucked the trend yesterday, at least across the Asian region, closing 0.26 per cent lower at 6063 ASX missed the party The ASX bucked the trend yesterday, at least across the Asian region, closing 0.26% lower at 6063. Ostensibly, Australian shares missed-out on the party: global equities were noticeably higher across […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$BIIB, $BSX, $CLOV, $GM, $GERN, $SHOP 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 Thursday as follows Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) was maintained as Market Perform […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) $13 billion investment reflects its ambitions to compete with Amazon and Microsoft

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) $13 billion investment reflects its ambitions to compete with Amazon and Microsoft

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) $13 billion investment reflects its ambitions to compete with Amazon and Microsoft Alphabet Inc.’s Google announced Wednesday it will invest $13 billion in new data centers across the United States as it looks to continue expanding its cloud business.  “Today we’re announcing over $13 billion in investments throughout 2019 in data centers and offices […]

Morgan Stanley said in a filing that it had a 5.6% stake in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR), shares jumped

Morgan Stanley said in a filing that it had a 5.6% stake in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR), shares jumped

Morgan Stanley said in a filing that it had a 5.6% stake in Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR), shares jumped Twitter shares jumped more than 4% on Wednesday after Morgan Stanley said in a filingwith the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it has a 5.6% stake in the company. The bank – one of Twitter’s initial public offering underwriters in […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) traded at 7,461.66 at its intraday peak on Wednesday, representing a 20.4% gain from its bear low

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) traded at 7,461.66 at its intraday peak on Wednesday, representing a 20.4% gain from its bear low

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) traded at 7,461.66 at its intraday peak on Wednesday, representing a 20.4% gain from its bear low The Nasdaq Composite Index, often used as a proxy for the health of technology and internet-related stocks, on Wednesday was on the verge of ending its longest bear market, by one measure, since 1991. A […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been ramping up its research and development spending in order to gain a competitive advantage against its rivals

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been ramping up its research and development spending in order to gain a competitive advantage against its rivals

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been ramping up its research and development spending in order to gain a competitive advantage against its rivals In its quarter that ended in December, Apple’s spending on R&D surged 14.5% year-over-year to $3.902 billion. R&D as a percent of revenue reached 5.63%, up from 2.1% in 2012. The continuous growth […]

Teen who hacks car to drive backwards gets shoutout from Elon Musk Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Teen who hacks car to drive backwards gets shoutout from Elon Musk Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Teen who hacks car to drive backwards gets shoutout from Elon Musk Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) A Russian teenager has refitted his car to drive it backward, and got a shoutout from Tesla’s TSLA, -1.17%   CEO Elon Musk. But this didn’t stop the police from stripping him of the car registration. The 18-year-old was stopped earlier this week […]

Following a well-liked earnings report, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock is setting up for profit-taking

Following a well-liked earnings report, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock is setting up for profit-taking

Following a well-liked earnings report, Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock is setting up for profit-taking What’s there to like about Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) these days? It likely depends on how you look at things off and on the price chart. And in this strategist’s view, for traders long FB stock it may be time to consider unfriending shares and […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) a trade deal could reduce concerns about growth and allow the 2019 rally to continue

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) a trade deal could reduce concerns about growth and allow the 2019 rally to continue

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) a trade deal could reduce concerns about growth and allow the 2019 rally to continue Stocks rose on Wednesday as investors grew hopeful that Chinese and U.S. trade authorities would reach an agreement before a deadline in early March. The Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 117.51 points to 25,543.27 as Walgreens Boots […]

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 Higher, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Up In Asia Notes:  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China, as the 2 countries work to hammer out an agreement to resolve their trade dispute. The talks, scheduled to run through Friday, follow 3 days of deputy-level meetings to work […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sergio Marchionne’s Greatest Achievement

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sergio Marchionne’s Greatest Achievement

$RACE Sergio Marchionne is widely credited with rescuing Fiat from long-term crisis and turning it into one of the world’s fastest growing automobile companies. He became CEO in Y 2004 saying he would need to 2X its sales in order to make it financially viable. Within 2 years he had returned it to profitability and […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to edge higher at the open ahead of consumer inflation

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO)  poised to edge higher at the open ahead of consumer inflation

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) poised to edge higher at the open ahead of consumer inflation The Australian share market is expected to open the day higher on Thursday. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is expected to start the day 0.1% or 6 points higher. This follows a positive night of trade […]

Higher risk appetite and improved sentiment bolstered stocks in China and Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI)

Higher risk appetite and improved sentiment bolstered stocks in China and Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI)

Higher risk appetite and improved sentiment bolstered stocks in China and Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Higher risk appetite and improved sentiment bolstered stocks in China and Hong Kong on Wednesday, as all benchmark indexes staged a mini rally. The Hang Seng Index rose to a near six-month high, boosted by investors who are […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) positive sentiment on the U.S.-China trade front

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) positive sentiment on the U.S.-China trade front

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) positive sentiment on the U.S.-China trade front Major stock markets in Asia closed higher on Wednesday amid positive sentiment on the U.S.-China trade front. The mainland Chinese markets were higher on the day. The Shenzhen component rose 2.012 percent to close at 8,171.21 and the Shenzhen composite gained 1.872 percent […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hits 3-week high on trade optimism

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hits 3-week high on trade optimism

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) hits 3-week high on trade optimism Singapore stocks climbed in line with Asian peers on Wednesday, lifted by the possibility that Washington and Beijing might reach an agreement in trade talks, while other regional markets flitted in a flat-to-lower range after paring early gains. Ahead of the high-level talks due in […]

Fed says, “Economy in Good Place”

Fed says, “Economy in Good Place”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Fed officials are getting their stories aligned on the US economy. Cleveland’s Loretta Mester says it’s in a “very good spot.” Or a “pretty good place,” as Kansas City’s Esther George has it, faithfully echoing Chairman Jerome Powell’s “the economy is good.” Their remarks, made Tuesday and Wednesday, aim […]

Right-sizing operations is part of Tesla’s long term goal to democratize the EV market — and that’s a big positive for Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock

Right-sizing operations is part of Tesla’s long term goal to democratize the EV market — and that’s a big positive for Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock

Right-sizing operations is part of Tesla’s long term goal to democratize the EV market — and that’s a big positive for Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock It seems electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is always in the headlines. But over the past several weeks, the Tesla headlines have been dominated by one common theme: job cuts. In late […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has many problems that it needs to solve, but leadership is not one of them

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has many problems that it needs to solve, but leadership is not one of them

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has many problems that it needs to solve, but leadership is not one of them Anyone who feels Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) could have prevented the firestorm it’s faced over the past two years as a result of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal is fooling themselves. That said, FB stock rightfully got hammered after the company […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) May Soon See Increased Selling Pressure

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) May Soon See Increased Selling Pressure

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) May Soon See Increased Selling Pressure At the time of writing, Bitcoin (BTC) is trading down 0.5% at its current price of $3,630. In the time following last Friday’s price rally, BTC has been relatively stable, and has found some levels of buying support in the low-$3,600 region. Although its ability to maintain its […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is rife with “buy” ratings and very few sell or hold ratings, and it has 20.45% upside

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)  is rife with “buy” ratings and very few sell or hold ratings, and it has 20.45% upside

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) is rife with “buy” ratings and very few sell or hold ratings, and it has 20.45% upside Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) has made the most AI purchases out of any tech firm calculated  research firm Quid , which shows that GOOG has made 20 acquisitions, including predictive analytics platform Kaggle in Q1 2017 alone. Google CEO Sundar Pichai long […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Q3 2019 results come out mixed

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Q3 2019 results come out mixed

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Q3 2019 results come out mixed Investment Thesis Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) is by far and wide my best pick to choose from any overseas country. Further, the fact that it’s listed on NYSE certainly adds a much-needed crutch to my margin of safety. Overall, Alibaba is tremendously undervalued. Background In the […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) tentative deal to avoid government shutdown

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) tentative deal to avoid government shutdown

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) tentative deal to avoid government shutdown Stocks rose on Tuesday amid news that U.S. lawmakers had secured a tentative deal on border security funding. Improved prospects for a U.S.-China trade deal also boosted equities. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 372.65 points to close at 25,425.76, led by Caterpillar and 3M. The S&P 500 climbed 1.3 […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Stocks Alphabet, Netflix, Amazon Outperform

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Stocks Alphabet, Netflix, Amazon Outperform

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Stocks Alphabet, Netflix, Amazon Outperform Two festering wounds for the stock market showed signs of healing, sending the major indexes to gains of more than 1% Tuesday, including some key Nasdaq stocks. The Nasdaq composite climbed 1.5%, the S&P 500 1.3% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average 1.5%. Early data showed that […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Steady, USD Higher, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up In Asia Notes:  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday he hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China this week, as the 2 countries seek to hammer out an agreement to resolve the trade dispute. The Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) dropped overnight to as low as 14.95, […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the Automotive Aristocrat

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the Automotive Aristocrat

$RACE FLASH: Ferrari is the Aristocrat of of world’s automotive sector and the world’s strongest brand. Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is an iconic Italian luxury Supercar manufacturer which produces the Ferrari branded car. It is a limited production in demand car and instantly recognizable world wide. In Y 2018 only 9,251 Ferraris were shipped. The group’s high […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) mixed earnings results

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) mixed earnings results

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) mixed earnings results It has been a positive day of trade for the Australian share market, with the local bourse snapping its two-day losing streak. Most of the sectors traded higher today with Energy, Utilities, Healthcare and Telcos leading the charge. The XJO was higher earlier in the session but selling […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors sentiment remained bullish

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors sentiment remained bullish

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) investors sentiment remained bullish China’s stock indices ended higher for a fourth trading day on Tuesday as investors sentiment remained bullish. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index closed up 0.68 percent at 2,671.89 points. The Shenzhen Component Index ended 1.15 percent higher at 8,010.07 points. MSCI, one of the world’s largest […]

Buying Interest Triggered by Trump Polices Progress

Buying Interest Triggered by Trump Polices Progress

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Progress of President Trump’s Policies Bringing On Continued Stock Buying Interest US futures point to a higher start this morning with sentiment boosted by US lawmakers reaching an agreement in principle to possibly avert another government shutdown later this week. The S&P 500 futures trade 18 pts, or 0.7%, […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$CAR, $CCXI, $LYG, $PRTO 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: Avis Budget Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR) was raised to Buy from […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) struggling for direction

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) struggling for direction

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) struggling for direction Wall Street struggled for direction on Monday, with investors taking a pause as the United States and China began their latest trade negotiations and U.S. lawmakers tried to reach a deal on border funding. The market started on a strong note over the trade talks after China’s upbeat tone, […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) falls as investors eye progress in this week’s renewed U.S.-China trade talks

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) falls as investors eye progress in this week’s renewed U.S.-China trade talks

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) falls as investors eye progress in this week’s renewed U.S.-China trade talks Stocks were mixed on Monday, Feb. 11, as investors eyed progress in this week’s renewed U.S.-China trade talks. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer arrived in Beijing for trade talks Sunday that will focus […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) $35,000 Model 3 coming

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) $35,000 Model 3 coming

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) $35,000 Model 3 coming Tesla (TSLA) had a tough start of the year on the stock market despite having delivered profits for two quarters in a row – a first ever for the company. But now it jumps up in pre-market today after two positive notes from Wall Street analysts seeing  some upside. […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) acquiring home Wi-Fi start-up Eero

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) acquiring home Wi-Fi start-up Eero

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) acquiring home Wi-Fi start-up Eero Amazon said on Monday that it’s acquiring Eero, a developer of internet routers that can be easily connected in the home. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. It’s Amazon’s latest push into the smart home, following the acquisition of video doorbell maker Ring last year for $1 billion. Amazon’s […]

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