Alibaba Cops Huge Fine

Alibaba Cops Huge Fine

Chinese regulators hit e-commerce giant Alibaba with a record 18.2 billion yuan ($2.78 billion) fine on Saturday over practices deemed to be an abuse of the company’s dominant market position. Alibaba, the Jack Ma-founded Chinese e-commerce leader and one of the world’s most valuable companies, said it accepted the penalty and pledged to outline plans […]

Global Food Prices on the Rise Stoking Inflation

Global Food Prices on the Rise Stoking Inflation

#food #commodities #inflation $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “The global food-price rally that is stoking inflation and hitting consumers around the world shows little sign of slowing in here“– Paul Ebeling Even with grain prices paused on good crop prospects, a United Nations gauge of global food costs rose for a 10th month running in […]

Sony Pictures Setting Up Columbia Pictures-themed Amusement park in Thailand

Sony Pictures Setting Up Columbia Pictures-themed Amusement park in Thailand

#Thailand #Aquaverse $SNE $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Sony Pictures Entertainment, a unit of Sony Group Corporation (NYSE:SNE) has teamed up with Thailand’s Amazon Falls to set up an amusement park based on productions from its Columbia Pictures studio the companies said Tuesday. The 14-acre Columbia Pictures’ theme and water park, Aquaverse, will be open […]

The USD’s Sensitivity to US Economic News, What is It?

The USD’s Sensitivity to US Economic News, What is It?

#dollar #cryptocurrencies #bitcoin $USD $DXY $EUR $BTC $DIA $QQQ $SPY $RUTX $VXX Tuesday, the .DXY marked at its lowest mark in 2 wks, slipping further in early Asian trading following a 0.4% decliner Monday. The turn comes after it marked a 5-month high on Wednesday of last week. The JPY continued to recover from a […]

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Report, All Buys

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Report, All Buys

#stocks #bullish #buys #analysts #research #WallStreet $CCL $DOW $ISRG $QURE $VSAT Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of Wall Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. These reports cover stocks to buy if you can manage the risk. These are all Buys if you can manage the risk. Below are our Buys for Monday, 5 April, as follows: Carnival Corp. & PLC (NYSE:CCL) was started […]

Tesla and Musk Deliver Again

Tesla and Musk Deliver Again

Tesla reported a jump in first-quarter auto deliveries on Friday, topping leading estimates, as it cited strong demand in China where the electric car maker has been ramping up production. Tesla’s deliveries for the period came in at 184,000, a two percent increase from the amount in the fourth quarter, but more than double the […]

Mr. Biden Proposed the Largest Tax Hike in American History, It has No Bipartisan Support

Mr. Biden Proposed the Largest Tax Hike in American History, It has No Bipartisan Support

#Biden #tax #hike #Trump $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX ” Joe Biden’s cruel and heartless attack on the American Dream must never be allowed to become Federal law. Just like our southern border went from best to worst, and is now in shambles, our economy will be destroyed!“– Donald J Trump (45) “Mr. Biden’s wild […]

Mr. Biden to Begin Laying Out Plans for Fixing the US’ Aging Infrastructure

Mr. Biden to Begin Laying Out Plans for Fixing the US’ Aging Infrastructure

#Biden #infrastructure #plan $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “Mr. Biden’s proposals will go through the Congressional machine, and actual investments proposed may be very different“– Paul Ebeling His remarks will be closely watched by companies, investors, local governments and voters as an indication of where billions of federal dollars may flow in the yrs to […]

Invest in Aristocrat Dividend Stocks to Generate Long-Term Wealth

Invest in Aristocrat Dividend Stocks to Generate Long-Term Wealth

#invest #wealth #Aristocrat #dividend $T $FRT $EN $MPW $WMB $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “There are lots of ways to invest, and which is best depends upon the individual investor’s personal situation. There has been 1 investing strategy that has afforded investors upside participation when markets are rising, modest downside protection when markets are falling, […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

#PaulEbeling #WallStreet  $DIA $SPY $QQQ $SOX $RUTX $VXX $USO $V “The Bull trend is still North on the rotation” — Paul Ebeling Reviewing the month’s sector performances shows every S&P 500 sector positive in March, including utilities (+9.4%), industrials (+8.8%), materials (+8.6%), and consumer staples (+8.3%) up more than 8.0%, representing a mix of cyclical and defensive-oriented leadership. The IT sector (+1.6%) […]

Senate Democrats Attacking President Trump’s Key Pro-business Regulation

Senate Democrats Attacking President Trump’s Key Pro-business Regulation

#shareholder #voting #rights #Trump $DIA $SPY $QQQ #RUTX #VXX “Last September the SEC raised the stock ownership threshold at which investors can force a shareholder vote on specific issues” — Paul Ebeling Friday, Senate Democrats introduced a resolution to rescind the rule they say curbs shareholder voting rights, their 2nd move aimed at unraveling business […]

Mr. Biden’s Tax Hike Pitch is Pulling the Wool Over Americans’ Eyes

Mr. Biden’s Tax Hike Pitch is Pulling the Wool Over Americans’ Eyes

#economy #tax #Biden #Trump $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “The economy is in a strong recovery from the VirusCasedemic shutdown, and now Mr. Biden plans to put a dampener on a Hot economy with huge tax hikes” — Paul Ebeling “You have to go back to the ’70’s to remember when tax rates would be […]

E-Commerce in China is Booming

E-Commerce in China is Booming

Cross-border e-commerce has become an increasingly important pillar of China’s foreign trade, with over 10,000 traditional foreign trade firms going online for the first time last year. China has vowed to develop new forms and models of trade, such as cross-border e-commerce, and support enterprises in diversifying their markets overseas, according to this year’s government […]

The Next Great Disruption Is Hybrid Work — Are We Ready?

The Next Great Disruption Is Hybrid Work — Are We Ready?

#Hybrid #work $MSFT Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT) Monday announced findings from its first-annual Work Trend Index. Titled “The Next Great Disruption Is Hybrid Work — Are We Ready?” the report uncovers seven hybrid work trends every business leader must know as we enter a new era of work. The report indicates that business leaders should resist the urge […]

Trump Moves Against Facebook and Twitter

Trump Moves Against Facebook and Twitter

Donald Trump plans to return to social media soon, using “his own platform” after being banned from Twitter and other outlets, a former advisor said Sunday. “I do think that we’re going to see president Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months,” Jason Miller told Fox News. “It’s going to […]

Fed Says Economy Will Be Stronger, We Say Massive Inflation is Coming

Fed Says Economy Will Be Stronger, We Say Massive Inflation is Coming

#Fed #economy #inflation $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Friday, Fed Chairman Powell said, “The US would pull out of the crisis stronger and better, as we have done so often before.” Adding this: “Recovery is far from complete, and the Fed will continue to provide the economy with the support that it needs for as […]

This Year has been Rough on Tech Stocks

This Year has been Rough on Tech Stocks

#technology #stocks #inflation $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The NAS Comp and 100 Indexes have erased their Y 2021 gainers 2X this yr. The benchmark dove 3.1% Thursday, wiping out its rally as inflation concerns is shaking investors, triggering a selloff in bonds and hammering US growth stocks. Investors have signaled that growth stocks would […]

Mr. Biden Believes that US Companies Have Too Much Money

Mr. Biden Believes that US Companies Have Too Much Money

#companies #money #Biden #FOMC $DIA $SPY $RUTX $QQQ $VXX “Biden’s new tax proposal is about the Democrats’ social agenda, not revenue“–Representative Mike Turner (R-OH) Mr. Biden is planning the 1st major tax hike since Y 1993, a boost that could include an increase in the corporate tax rate and the individual rate for individuals earning […]

Uber Forced to Employ Drivers

Uber Forced to Employ Drivers

Uber on Tuesday said it is granting its UK drivers worker status, with benefits including a minimum wage — a world first for the US ride-hailing giant. Weeks after a top court ruling that could shake up Britain’s wider “gig economy” of 5.5 million people, Uber said its drivers would also get holiday pay and […]

Alibaba Still in Trouble in China

Alibaba Still in Trouble in China

Beijing has asked Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba to divest its assets in the media sector out of concern over the company’s growing public influence, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Its founder Jack Ma, the ebullient and unconventional billionaire who officially retired from Alibaba in 2019 but remains a large shareholder, has been in authorities’ […]

US Stocks Extend Gainers for 5th Day Running

US Stocks Extend Gainers for 5th Day Running

#stocks #rally $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Monday the S&P 500 rose 25.60 pts to 3,368.94. The DJIA gained 174.82 pts, or 0.5%, to 32,953.46. Both indexes hit all-time highs, besting records set Friday. The tech-heavy NAS Comp added 139.84 pts, or 1.1%, at 13,459.71, while the Russell 2000 index of smaller cap companies rose […]

List Your Coin

List Your Coin

The cryptocurrency exchange market is becoming more robust day by day, as the industry evolves and expands, many new cryptocurrencies are starting to flow into the market with varying levels of success. But the process can be expensive and difficult. The Klive Blockchain software environment for digital assets offers one of the largest production blockchain […]

S&P 500 Closes at Record High 1 Yr after Pricing in the Instant Recession

S&P 500 Closes at Record High 1 Yr after Pricing in the Instant Recession

#SP500 #sentment #interest $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Friday, the preliminary University of Michigan Index of Consumer Sentiment (MSI) for March increased to 83.0 from the final reading of 76.8 for February. The March reading is the highest since August 2020. The Key takeaway from the report is that the improvement was driven by gains across […]

Broad Rally: S&P 500 Marked a Record Led by Tech and ConsDiscretionary Stocks

Broad Rally: S&P 500 Marked a Record Led by Tech and ConsDiscretionary Stocks

#Rally #SP500 #jobs #JOLTS $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “Market sentiment getting a boost from all of the good economic news and FOMO in here” — Paul Ebeling Reviewing Thursday’s US economic data: Initial jobless claims for the wk ending 6 March decreased by 42,000 to 712,000, which is the lowest level of claims since […]

Mr. Biden’s Aid/Relief/Stimulus Bill Will Have Negative Impact on the Economy

Mr. Biden’s Aid/Relief/Stimulus Bill Will Have Negative Impact on the Economy

#economy #aid #relief #stimulus #Biden #tax #cut #money $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “A tax cut would benefit Americans more than stimulus checks Vs printing more money” — Paul Ebeling The Democrat-led House passed the $1.9-T American Rescue Plan Wednesday on a slim majority, 220-211, setting Mr. Biden up for a signing Friday after his 1st prime-time […]

DJIA Caught Up, NAS Comp Bounces, Russell 2000 Leads, Gold Rebounds

DJIA Caught Up, NAS Comp Bounces, Russell 2000 Leads, Gold Rebounds

#DJIA #NASDAQ #Russell2000 #XAU #GLD #stocks $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $XAU $GLD $VXX “The market has adjusted to the new level of interest rates” — Paul Ebeling The major US stock indexes finished up across the board Tuesday, with the NAS gaining about 4% and the Russell 2000 + 1.9% as US-Treasury yields retreated. Tesla […]

DJIA Advances into Record Territory, NAS Comp Corrects

DJIA Advances into Record Territory, NAS Comp Corrects

#DJIA #NASComp #CDC $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “The go out and do not stay home stocks are now leading the market as the nation reopens” — Paul Ebeling The CDC announced that fully-vaccinated Americans can gather with other vaccinated people indoors without wearing a mask or social distancing. Tech shares sold Monday pushing the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

#PaulEbeling #WallStreet  $DIA $SPY $QQQ $SOX $RUTX $VXX “The Bull trend is still North on the rotation, consolidation and testing” — Paul Ebeling My work has the benchmark US stock market indexes Neutral with a Bullish bias in here. Russell 2000 +11.0% YTD DJIA +2.9% YTD S&P 500 +2.3% YTD NAS Comp +0.3% YTD What happened last week Again, all major […]

Americans Should Expect Higher Service Sector Prices post-VirusCasedemic

Americans Should Expect Higher Service Sector Prices post-VirusCasedemic

#economy #prices #service #VirusCasedemic $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX America’s economy is not going back to normal post-VirusCasedemic, as economists predict higher prices and fewer options when it comes to dining out or going to see a film at the cinema. The entertainment and service industries were among some of the hardest hit sectors by […]

A Note on Inflation and the S&P 500 Test

A Note on Inflation and the S&P 500 Test

#inflation $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “Earnings are too good to ignore and if the right developments for the economy unfold, they are likely to grow substantially from current marks. With that in mind, our target for the S&P 500 is 4,250 by year’s end“–Paul Ebeling Note on inflation: the Fed’s Beige Book for economic […]

Gold Marks 1st Gainer in 6 Sessions, Stocks Dip

Gold Marks 1st Gainer in 6 Sessions, Stocks Dip

#gold #stocks $XAU $GLD $USD $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Gold futures finished up Tuesday after 5-session of declines that pushed the precious Yellow metal’s prices to their lowest marks in 8+months. Gold futures settled +10.60 (+0.6%) at 1,733.60oz aided in part by a weaker USD and lower bond yields. US major stock indexes finished […]

Fed Chairman Powell to Congress: “We do not see any inflation”

Fed Chairman Powell to Congress: “We do not see any inflation”

#inflation #stocks #bonds #commodities #stimulus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “Americans do not need aid/relief/stimulus and handouts, they need an open economy and jobs” — Paul Ebeling “The best thing Joe Biden could do right now is stop spending, stop borrowing, stop regulating, and let the economy get better on its own,” economist Steven Moore […]

Biden Backs Amazon Union

Biden Backs Amazon Union

US President Joe Biden on Sunday backed the right of Amazon workers to unionize, but stopped short of explicitly encouraging them to form a union. Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama began voting in February on whether to form the first American union at the e-commerce giant that could pave the way for further […]

Janet Yellen is Challenging Jerome Powell’s Control of the Financial Markets

Janet Yellen is Challenging Jerome Powell’s Control of the Financial Markets

#Fed #Treasury #inflation #employment #economy #money $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USD $XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV “The problem with too much Fed liquidity is financial markets continuing to mark record highs“– Paul Ebeling The Feds mandate is to maintain control of inflation, unemployment and long-term interest rates through its monetary policy decisions. Fed Chairman Powell is […]

The Coming Inflation May Be Worse Than the Late 1970’s

The Coming Inflation May Be Worse Than the Late 1970’s

#Fed #inflation $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “Printing money is necessary in a crisis just as long as it is temporary”– Paul Ebeling In Y 2020, Congress and President Trump borrowed to spend about $3.3-T to lift family incomes, boost unemployment benefits, and support businesses, but most new Treasuries were not bought up by private investors. […]

Vinco Ventures, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBIG) is a Buy

Vinco Ventures, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBIG) is a Buy

ZASH Global Media and Entertainment Corporation (“ZASH“), the entertainment industry disrupter led by co-founders Ted Farnsworth, financier and former MoviePass Chairman, early Musical.ly investor Jaeson Ma, and early Triller visionary and board member, Vincent Butta, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority controlling interest in Lomotif Private Limited (“Lomotif“), the Singapore-based top video-sharing […]

The Financial Markets Like ‘Cheap Money’

The Financial Markets Like ‘Cheap Money’

#markets #money $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The bond markets steadied, the USD fell and stocks edged ahead Wednesday as central banks from Washington to Wellington vowed to keep monetary policy loose for a long time, giving investors enough confidence to seek out riskier assets.  Fed Chairman Powell told Congress Tuesday the economy remained “a […]

Post-BREXIT Britain Plans Fintech ‘Big Bang’

Post-BREXIT Britain Plans Fintech ‘Big Bang’

#BREXIT #UK #Fintech $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak plans to introduce new visas for financial technology workers in next month’s budget, part of a package of proposals in a report aimed at boosting the industry in the country. The fast-track visa program is designed to lure global talent to Britain’s fintech […]

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) is a Buy

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) is a Buy

Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) (“Baidu” or the “Company”), a leading AI company with strong Internet foundation, today announced unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2020. “Baidu ended 2020 on a solid note with our business benefiting from improving macroeconomic environment and the digitalization of industrial Internet. Our focus on innovation […]

The World is Set for a Strong Economic Recovery

The World is Set for a Strong Economic Recovery

#economic #recovery #VirusCasedemic #Japan #machine #tools $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Japan’s exports accelerated in January, led by a rise in Chinese demand, and manufacturers’ sentiment turned positive for the 1st time since Y 2019 signaling a recovery from last year’s VirusCasedemic deep dive. Core machinery orders, a Key leading indicator of capital spending, rose […]

Investing in This Post-VirusCasedemic Chaos

Investing in This Post-VirusCasedemic Chaos

#investing #VirusCasdemic #COVID19 #Chaos $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX “When the Black Swan flies in savvy investors seek opportunities to develop their portfolios“– Paul Ebeling The COVID-19 casedemic chaos has rearranged so much of how people manage their day-to-day lives and financial investing is included. Lockdowns, shutdowns and stay-at-home orders changed peoples routines, impacted economies and […]

Stocks: Path of Least Resistance is North

Stocks: Path of Least Resistance is North

#stocks #trend #sentiment $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX NAS Comp closed at record high and the DJIA marked a record high intraday in mixed session “On 31 December 2020 S&P 500 earnings for Q-4 were projected to decline 9.2% Y-Y. That estimate did not come true“– Paul Ebeling  The blended earnings growth rate, which takes […]

Economic Growth in This Post-Casedemic Pre-Inflation Scenario

Economic Growth in This Post-Casedemic Pre-Inflation Scenario

#casedemic #inflation #economy #growth $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “The future is coming, be prepared is the marching song” –Paul Ebeling Since 23 March 2020 we have seen enthusiasm among investors regarding the return to prosperity in a post-casedemic pre-inflation world. Despite the slow rollout of the non-vaccine vaccines to the general population, the market […]

America’s Big Businesses are Hiring

America’s Big Businesses are Hiring

#jobs #JOLTS $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX JOLTS (job openings) rose in December, led by increases in business services and retail trade, signaling that companies are looking to add workers as the nation starts getting vaccinated against the coronavirus. The number of available positions increased to 6.65-M during the month the Labor Department’s Job Openings […]

Record Highs All Around in the US, Small Caps Leading

Record Highs All Around in the US, Small Caps Leading

#stocks #record #highs #buy $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “Monday, traders and investors pushed ‘buy’ again and each of the US benchmark stock market indexes set intraday and closing record highs“– Paul Ebeling The S&P 500 advanced 0.7% for its 6th straight gainer and passing the 3900 mark for the 1st time. The NAS Comp […]

America’s Economy is Resilient and Amazing, it Needs No Wasteful Stimulus

America’s Economy is Resilient and Amazing, it Needs No Wasteful Stimulus

#US #Economy #Stimulus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “What we are hearing from the MSM that the US economy is in dire straits is simply not true“– Paul Ebeling The American economy is amazingly resilient and does not need aid/relief/stimulus bailouts despite blue state and big city lockdowns. What it needs is to eradicate the […]

Global Markets Rally, Gold and Silver Follow

Global Markets Rally, Gold and Silver Follow

#markets #rally #Gold #Silver $DIA $RUTX $SPY $QQQ $VXX $XAU $XAG $GLD $SLV Global shares rebounded from last weeks pull back and silver prices spiked Monday driving the Devil’s metal to 8-yr highs. MSCI’s benchmark for global stock markets rose 1.47% to finish at 652.35 Monday. Silver mining stocks rose and precious metals dealers saw […]

The Market is Saying: Mr. Biden’s Aid/Relief/Stimulus Package is Just an Idea

The Market is Saying: Mr. Biden’s Aid/Relief/Stimulus Package is Just an Idea

#Aid/Relief/Stimulus, #idea, #Biden $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX, $VXX, $GME “The SEC said Friday that it is evaluating the extreme price volatility of certain stocks’ trading prices warning that such volatility can expose investors to rapid and severe losses and undermine market confidence“–Paul Ebeling Friday, the S&P 500 tested to it 50-D MA, as it fell […]

The Reddit Rebellion

The Reddit Rebellion

The buying frenzy of heavily shorted stocks – among them GameStop, Nokia, BlackBerry and AMC what some have dubbed the ‘Reddit Rebellion,’ has already forced major funds to spend in excess of $70 billion to cover their shorted stocks, $20 billion on GameStop alone as of Friday inflicting massive losses on Wall Street hedge funds […]

Retail Investors ‘Squeezing’ Institutional Short Sellers

Retail Investors ‘Squeezing’ Institutional Short Sellers

#short #sellers $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $GME “‘Squeezing’ short sellers once a game for professionals, is now controlled by brigades of retail investors worldwide“– Paul Ebeling The Gamma Short is played like this: Usually a ‘whale’ buys a large number of out-of-the-money call options in a single name with a high short interest. The option […]

Ultimate DeFi Program

Ultimate DeFi Program

The Lucky Club is a Decentralized Finance (DeFi) initiative at the forefront of innovation in Fintech using blockchain and other proprietary protocols to allow people to not only use services like brokerage, banking and investing but to also participate directly in earning money in a way previously only available to Financial Institutions. As we build […]

GameStop: Revenge of the Nerds

GameStop: Revenge of the Nerds

An epic battle is unfolding on Wall Street with a cast of characters clashing over the fate of GameStop, a struggling chain of video game retail stores. The conflict has sent GameStop on a stomach-churning ride with amateur investors taking on the financial establishment in the mindset of the Occupy Wall Street movement launched a […]

Thursday’s Economic Data Signals a Growing Economy

Thursday’s Economic Data Signals a Growing Economy

#economic #growth #housing #emplyment #mega-cap #stocks $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Thursday’s action drew support from a better-than-expected housing starts and building permits report for December. The NAS Comp (+0.6%) and S&P 500 (+0.03%) finished at fresh record highs Thursday on the strength in several Mega-caps Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) 136.87, +4.84, or +3.7% was the most influential mover […]

Change the Way You Save Using Blockchain and DeFi

Change the Way You Save Using Blockchain and DeFi

If there’s one negative aspect to life at record low interest rates, it’s earning almost nothing on the cash you have saved at a bank. Certificates of deposit, or CDs, which require you to lock up savings for a predetermined amount of time offer slightly better interest rates, but not much better than the paltry […]

Nasdaq Trading and Technical Analysis

Nasdaq Trading and Technical Analysis

#Nasdaq Composite ended the day up 1.53%. Tech stocks helped to propel the Nasdaq higher as Facebook gained 3.87%, Alphabet increased 3.29%, Microsoft rose 1.78%, Apple grew 0.54% and Amazon closed up 0.53%. Markets also responded to comments by Janet Yellen, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for treasury secretary, during her Senate confirmation hearing. Yellen called […]

NASDAQ 100 Forecast January 12, 2021

NASDAQ 100 Forecast January 12, 2021

#Nasdaq stocks pulled back on Wall Street Monday as markets around the world paused following record-setting runs. Tesla, Amazon, Apple and other big gainers over the past year led the way lower, even as financial, health care and energy stocks notched gains. Treasury yields continued to rise. The market managed to look past much of […]

Alibaba and Tencent Suffer from US Attack

Alibaba and Tencent Suffer from US Attack

#Alibaba #Tencent #PresidentTrump $BABA $TCEHY Shares in China’s two biggest companies Alibaba and Tencent tumbled in Hong Kong Thursday in response to the media reports that the Trump administration plans to press ahead with a ban on Americans investing in them. e-Commerce titan Alibaba sank more than four percent and internet powerhouse Tencent shed 3.3% […]

Tesla on Way to a Trillion Dollar Valuation

Tesla on Way to a Trillion Dollar Valuation

Electric carmaker Tesla closed trading on Wednesday with a market value topping $700 billion for the first time. The latest surge means the company is worth more than General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen combined. Tesla’s share price ended with a gain of 2.8 percent to $755.98 for a total value of […]

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Will Decide the Politics of Executives

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Will Decide the Politics of Executives

Apple is making environmental and social values factors it will weigh when calculating bonuses for top executives, according to a regulatory filing on Tuesday. The change taking effect this year is intended to motivate Apple executives “to meet exceptionally high standards of values-driven leadership in addition to delivering strong financial results,” the Silicon Valley technology […]

Samsung dominates Smartphone market Apple a distant second

Samsung dominates Smartphone market Apple a distant second

Samsung dominates Smartphone market Apple a distant second Samsung Electronics is expected to remain the world’s top smartphone producer this year, a report showed on Tuesday, though its market share is likely to go down as other brands will ramp up production with the recovery of mobile demand. Global smartphone production was projected to increase […]

Socialism Bites it’s Sponsor, Google Gets a Union

Socialism Bites it’s Sponsor, Google Gets a Union

Socialism Bites it’s Sponsor, Google Gets a Union Employees at Google and other units of parent firm Alphabet announced the creation Monday of a union, stepping up a period of socialist activism targeting Silicon Valley giants. The Alphabet Workers Union, affiliated with the Communications Workers of America, aims to represent well-compensated tech workers as well […]

U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ:USAU) Looks Like a Buy

U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ:USAU) Looks Like a Buy

– 176.8 meters (600 feet) of continuous gold, copper and silver mineralization with an average gold equivalent grade of 1.003 g/t – Hole CK20-02c drilled from the same pad as CK20-01c, northerly and perpendicular to 01c – Thicker, similar grade mineralization relative to CK20-01c, starting from surface U.S. Gold Corp. (NASDAQ:USAU) (the “Company”), a gold […]

Netflix Shareholders Pay for CEO’s Woke Agenda

Netflix Shareholders Pay for CEO’s Woke Agenda

#Netflix $NFLX shares slid on Tuesday after the US streaming television titan reported that subscriber growth slowed in the recently ended quarter after booming in the early days of the pandemic. While Netflix added 28.1 million paying subscribers so far this year, only 2.2 million of them came in the third quarter, the company said […]

Google Fighting for Survival

Google Fighting for Survival

#google $goog #bigtech Californian internet giant Google faces a growing list of battles around the world, from tussles in Europe and Australia over fair compensation for media outlets to competition probes on both sides of the Atlantic. – Department of Justice strikes – Washington’s powerful justice department is the latest to announce a probe into […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Earnings

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Earnings

$FB #EARNINGS #Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) announced today that the company’s third quarter 2020 financial results will be released after market close on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Facebook will host a conference call to discuss its results at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET the same day. The live webcast of the call can be […]

Facebook, Google and Twitter Face Regulatory Pressure

Facebook, Google and Twitter Face Regulatory Pressure

$FB $TWTR $GOOG A Senate panel voted Thursday to subpoena the top executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter to answer questions on disinformation, online scams and a range of social ills. The Commerce Committee agreed unanimously to call Jack Dorsey of Twitter, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Sundar Pichai of Google parent Alphabet. The move […]

Sina Corp Follows the Trend of Dumping NASDAQ

Sina Corp Follows the Trend of Dumping NASDAQ

Chinese internet giant Sina Corp, the parent company of the country’s vast Twitter-like Weibo platform, plans to delist its US shares and go private, making it the latest mainland firm to withdraw from Wall Street as relations between Beijing and Washington sour. Sina will cease trading on the tech-rich Nasdaq exchange — where it has […]

Investors Bailing Out of the Tech Sector

Investors Bailing Out of the Tech Sector

#tech #ETFs #investors #virus #aid #traders #risk #leverage $QQQ $TQQQ $XLI $XLK Investors are ditching QQQ, the largest tech ETF at the fassstest pace in 20 yrs. The $122-B Invesco QQQ Trust Series 1 (NYSEArca:QQQ) ETF suffered its biggest daily outflow since October 2000, losing almost $3.5-B Friday. The tech-heavy fund, which tracks the NAS […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, FAANGs Topping

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, FAANGs Topping

#WallStreet #PaulEbeling #BigTech #economy #growth #Bulls #Bears #money #FAANGs #Microsoft #virus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $MSFT $VXX Last Week in Review: Another week of selling, particularly in the mega-cap techs The China virus stock market rally had a mild, nothing wk if you only look at the percentage change. The DJIA lost just 0.03% in […]

NASDAQ (.IXIC) Market Reacts Poorly After Feds Statement

NASDAQ (.IXIC) Market Reacts Poorly After Feds Statement

$IXIC #Nasdaq #USA #Markets #Trading #Tech #Stocks NASDAQTicker: IXICPrice: $11050.46 Nasdaq News The NASDAQ index is leading the way to the upside in the equity markets today. It currently trades at 11050.46. The high price extended to 11096.93. The moved to the upside today has taken the price back above its 50 day moving average at 10954.12 (see […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, ‘This Market has Legs’

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, ‘This Market has Legs’

#WallStreet #PaulEbeling #BigTech #earnings #NFPs #employment #interest #Bulls #money #FAANGs $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Week’s Action Thursday the Fed Chairman jettisoned the Phillips curve’s idea that rising unemployment means less inflation. In fact, he stated that there is no empirical evidence to support the notion. Technical Analysis NAS Comp gapped modestly higher, rallied […]

Coronavirus Lockdowns Kills Retail Drives Ecommerce

Coronavirus Lockdowns Kills Retail Drives Ecommerce

$AMZN $BABA #ALIBABA #AMAZON #ECOMMERCE #RETAIL While large traditional retailers announce big lay-offs because of the pandemic, sometimes shedding thousands of staff, coronavirus lockdowns have in contrast given e-commerce a major boost. Recent data shows a shift to shopping online — according to Kantar consulting group, international e-commerce grew 41 percent in only three months […]

Big Tech Profits Driving S&P 500 Due North

Big Tech Profits Driving S&P 500 Due North

#profits #BigTech #records #BullRun $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Blowout profit reports from Big Tech companies drove the S&P 500 to an all-time high Wednesday. The benchmark index rose 1%. Technology stocks accounted for the Lion’s Share of the gains, outweighing losses in healthcare, utilities, and energy. The S&P 500 has been marking record highs […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeing on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeing on Wall Street

#WallStreet #PaulEbeling #BigTech #earnings #NFPs #employment #interest #Bulls #money #FAANGs $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Week’s Action NAS Comp is leading the Bull run, The NASDAQ broke to a new high — and held the move, the rebound is helping Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google and Netflix carry the load. Recovery stocks are still in […]

The Trump Policies Work, America’s V-Shaped Recovery is Happening Despite Democrats Sandbagging

The Trump Policies Work, America’s V-Shaped Recovery is Happening Despite Democrats Sandbagging

#Trump #recovery #stocks #exports #housing #sandbagging #Democrats #Republicans $DIA $SPY $QQQ The last recession, from Ys 2007 to 2009, was harsh because of of the meltdowns in the financial and housing markets. The S&P 500 dove 56% from peak to trough, and home values declined 27%. That loss of household wealth took years to recover and scared on […]

Bears Pull Out, Professional Investors Forced Back Into Stocks on Amazing Recovery

Bears Pull Out, Professional Investors Forced Back Into Stocks on Amazing Recovery

#Bears #stocks #investors #recovery $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX It has become very risky to doubt the resilience of the market’s $13.2-T Bull run since 23 March. Going by the short positions of hedge funds, resistance to rising prices is the lowest in 16 yrs. Everybody in the market has gotten more Bullish as the […]

On the Market, Know and Digest This “the Bulls are in Charge”

On the Market, Know and Digest This “the Bulls are in Charge”

#Bulls #Summary #markets $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Summary US stocks closed flat to unchanged Monday despite strength in the tech sector. US Treasures advanced, sending 10-yr yields down 2 bpts. USD declined modestly Vs the G-10 basket, with the AUS pacing gains. Gold strengthened more than 2%. Asian equity futures are higher. US corporate investment-grade […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeing on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeing on Wall Street

#WallStreet #PaulEbeling #BigTech #earnings #NFPs #employment #interest #Bulls #money #FAANGs $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Week’s Action Jobless Claims Hit a New Low: The number of jobless claims fell below 1-M for the 1st time in 20 wks. Thursday, the S&P 500 came within 7 pts of the all-time high. It will keep banging […]

The Week in Review

The Week in Review

#stock #market #positive #economy #data #investors $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX It was another positive wk for the US stock market, and it was nearly a record-setting wk for the S&P 500. The benchmark index gained 0.6% marking record highs intraday 2X this week on relative strength in the cyclical and value-oriented stocks. The DJIA […]

The 100-Day Gainer Best Since August 1933, The Trump Policies Work

The 100-Day Gainer Best Since August 1933, The Trump Policies Work

#stocks #recovery #Bull #Bear #market #PresidentTrump $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The US stock market has not experienced a 100-Day gainer this strong since Y 1933, stocks have seen a very strong recovery in the 100 trading days since the 23 March lows Thursday marked the 100th trading day since the stock market’s chaos panic […]

Big Tech Say America Lacks Talent

Big Tech Say America Lacks Talent

#Amazon #Apple and #Facebook are among tech industry titans and organizations signing onto a court filing saying US President Donald Trump’s move blocking visas for skilled workers hurts the country and pushes US firms to send more work overseas. The brief was filed in federal court Monday in support of a suit by the US […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeing on Wall Street, New Highs in View

Commentary: Paul Ebeing on Wall Street, New Highs in View

#WallStreet #PaulEbeling #BigTech #earnings #NFPs #employment #interest #Bulls #money #FAANGs $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Week’s Action As expected, the FAANGs: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google stepped up as the NAS Comp leaders paused to refresh, overall the action is good. Friday’s jobs report were as President Trump said they would be marking […]

V-Shaped Recovery on Track, Bet the Market Not Economists

V-Shaped Recovery on Track, Bet the Market Not Economists

#GDP #economy #recovery #NFPs #AtlantaFed #C19Coronavirus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The Atlanta Federal Reserve increased its estimate of Q-3 GDP growth at 20.5%. The revision by the Atlanta Fed’s ‘s GDPNow model reflects an increase in government spending growth partly offset by decreases in personal consumption expenditures growth and gross private domestic investment growth. The estimates came in after […]

Low Home Mortgage Rates Continue to Boost US’ Economic Recovery

Low Home Mortgage Rates Continue to Boost US’ Economic Recovery

#home #mortgages #loans #economy #Fed #interestrates #buyers $DIA $QQQ $SPY $XAU $GLD $USO $USD US Mortgages rates marked another record low, boosting the $35-T housing market, a very bright spot for the economy. The average for a 30-yr fixed loan fell to 2.88%, the lowest in nearly 50 yrs of record keeping by Freddie Mac. It was […]

Housing, Auto Demand Are Standouts in V-Shaped Recovery

Housing, Auto Demand Are Standouts in V-Shaped Recovery

#housing #automobiles #consumers #recovery $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Clearly, record low interest rates has helped revive the US markets for housing and autos standouts in the economy as it gains traction. Sales of new homes in June ran at their fastest pace in 13 yrs, leaving builders and the construction workers they employ with […]

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Report, All Buys

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Report, All Buys

#buys #bullish #WallStreet #analysts $CLX $LRCX $MCK $RS $RNG $ROKU These are all Buys if you can manage the risk. Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of Wall Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. These reports cover stocks to buy Below is our list for Wednesday, 5 August, as follows: Clorox Co. (NYSE:CLX) DA Davidson reiterated its Buy […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

#WallStreet #PaulEbeling #BigTech #earnings #NFPs #employment #interest #Bulls #money #FAANG $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $DIS Last Week’s Action US Stocks Finished Friday and July on High Notes. The tech stocks held the line kept the NAS Comp, SOX and NAS 100 in the Green. The big names in the NAS drove earnings . The […]

Facebook Hits Google Again, This Time on Video

Facebook Hits Google Again, This Time on Video

#Facebook $FB on Friday added licensed music videos to the social network in the US, challenging YouTube for the attention of online audiences. Facebook said users will be able to “come together” around official music videos, with the promise of premier content from J. Balvin, Karol G, Sebastian Yatra, and other artists. “With official music […]

US Stocks Finished Friday and July on High Notes

US Stocks Finished Friday and July on High Notes

#stocks #bigtech #revenue #earnings #virus #ecommerce #spending #investors #GDP #NYSE $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Stocks closed Friday and July on high notes, with the Bulls still in charge. The NAS Comp outperforming after of better than expected corporate earnings results from big tech firms like Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), which both marked record […]

The Tech Bulls are In Charge Despite the C-19 Coronavirus Chaos

The Tech Bulls are In Charge Despite the C-19 Coronavirus Chaos

#Bulls #stocks #market #C19coronavirus #technology $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The Power Rally in US tech companies is about to intensify after earnings from the biggest providers of I-net services and Smartphones blew past Quarterly earnings estimates. ETFs tracking the NAS 100 rose about 1.8% following results from Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), Alphabet […]

Consumers send companies a wake-up call on data privacy

Consumers send companies a wake-up call on data privacy

$FB $GOOG $TWTR A new KPMG survey revealed that U.S. consumers are becoming increasingly concerned with, and distrustful of, how companies use, manage and protect their personal data. According to the survey, 56 percent of Americans reported wanting more control over their personal data, and insisted that both corporations and government must play an active […]

International Airlines Cut C-19 Coronavirus Chaos Recovery Forecast

International Airlines Cut C-19 Coronavirus Chaos Recovery Forecast

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Tuesday, global airlines cut their C-19 coronavirus recovery forecast saying it would take until Y 2024 for passenger traffic to return to pre-chaos levels. In an update on The China Virus’ crippling effect on air travel, the IATA (International Air Transport Association) cited slow virus containment in the US and […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific + Wall Street Recap

#AsiaPacific #stock #markets #rally #dollar #gold #WallStreet #C19coronavirus #USChina #Fed #FOMC #Congress #yen #safehaven $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $XAU $GLD $USD #JPY Asian stock markets advance after Wall Street rally, gold extends, USD falls The price of gold rose 38.80 to 1,969.80oz Tuesday, up 2% to another record high. It is unusual for the price […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

#PaulEbeling #WallStreet $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The cynics obsess over negatives, as the market is focused on positives and the S&P 500 is closing in on a record high. Last week’s action The Market Needs a Stimulus Agreement and Will Get It President Trump’s Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announced a coming aid/relief/stimulus agreement. Expecting more […]

Mega Caps Back and Fill, Dollar Slides, Gold Charges to Record Highs

Mega Caps Back and Fill, Dollar Slides, Gold Charges to Record Highs

#stocks #gold #silver #dollar #C19coronavirus #China #global #growth #COMEX #VeryBullish $DIA $QQQ $SPY $RUTX $VXX $USO $USD $XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV Moving the Market: Profit taking in mega-caps Thursday, Gold traded near 1,900oz, moving closer to it’s all-time high set nearly 9 yrs ago on concerns about global growth that is driving safe-haven demand. Increasing […]

S&P 500 Turns Positive, Investors Focus on Shutdown Odds

S&P 500 Turns Positive, Investors Focus on Shutdown Odds

#Investors #ignore #C19coronavirus #shutdown #economy #earnings #recovery #PresidentTrump $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Deep in investor minds is the Big Q: What are the chances of another lockdown The Big A: Slim to None, as The Trump Administration has no appetite for shutting down the nation again. Instead, President Trump is looking for ways to […]

Savvy Investors Stick With Stocks, Adding Some Gold

Savvy Investors Stick With Stocks, Adding Some Gold

#investors #stocks #earnings #bonds #gold #Fed $SPY $GLD $XAU The S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) is selling for 28X earnings. That is above the 25-yr MA of 25 but implies an equivalent interest rate of 3.6%. The 10-yr Treasury yield is less than 0.7%, and the Fed is committed to keeping rates low. Stocks outperform bonds by a wide margin […]

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