Trump Policy: Overhaul the Fed!

Trump Policy: Overhaul the Fed!

When the Fed’s FOMC policymakers met last month and put it 3-year rate-hike campaign on hold and backed ending a yearlong push to shrink their $4-T balance sheet, that was draining the liquidity out of the system and shrinking the wealth of American house holds by the trillions of dollars, they cited increased risks to […]

The Untold Story of Nixon’s $35 Gold Peg

The Untold Story of Nixon’s $35 Gold Peg

By Mark J. Lundeen $GLD, $SLV, $USD The Dow Jones in its BEV chart below is charging up the hill with eyes fixed on making new all-time highs.  In the past week it has advanced 2.9% BEV points, leaving only 3.52% BEV points to go before it once again makes stock market history.  Another couple […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Exhibits Good Reliability and Strong Pace in 1st Week of Tests

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Exhibits Good Reliability and Strong Pace in 1st Week of  Tests

$RACE The 1st week of F1 testing saw Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) a step ahead of MercedesAMG, Red Bull Racing and the others. Ferrari showed good pace and reliability throughout the 1st 4 days of testing in Spain, while MercedesAMG did not look up to full speed and may have been ‘sandbaging’. Although teams often avoid showing […]

Americans’ Economic Approval at 18-Yr Highs

Americans’ Economic Approval at 18-Yr Highs

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

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$A, $AWK, $AAPL, $GDDY, $PYPL, $WMT 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: Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE:A) was reiterated as Buy […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) falls after Consumer Reports said it was pulling its recommendation of the company’s Model 3 due to declining reliability

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) falls after Consumer Reports said it was pulling its recommendation of the company’s Model 3 due to declining reliability

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) falls after Consumer Reports said it was pulling its recommendation of the company’s Model 3 due to declining reliability Tesla’s stock sank nearly 4 percent on Thursday after Consumer Reports said it was pulling its recommendation of the company’s Model 3 due to declining reliability. The consumer watchdog organization, which just released its 10 […]

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

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

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

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) needs to make a big push into content

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) needs to make a big push into content

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) needs to make a big push into content Apple needs to make a big push into content – and in doing so, it should make a significant acquisition, noted analyst Dan Ives told CNBC on Thursday. “Right now it’s all about services and the installed base,” he said, referring to the number of […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) ongoing trade discussions between the Trump administration and its Chinese counterparts

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) ongoing trade discussions between the Trump administration and its Chinese counterparts

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) ongoing trade discussions between the Trump administration and its Chinese counterparts Stocks fell on Thursday following the release of lackluster U.S. economic data and amid ongoing trade discussions between the Trump administration and its Chinese counterparts. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 103.81 points to 25,850.63 as Walgreens Boots Alliance lagged. The S&P […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) trading volume joins the top ten ranking for the year

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) trading volume joins the top ten ranking for the year

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) trading volume joins the top ten ranking for the year Today’s session closes with the NASDAQ Composite Index volume reaching the 10th place in the top ten list for this year. The last time the index closed above 2.69 billion shares was on Feb 15 2019. The total shares traded for the […]

Consumer Reports Pulled Its Recommendation for Tesla’s M-3

Consumer Reports Pulled Its Recommendation for Tesla’s M-3

$TSLA Thursday, Consumer Reports pulled its recommendation for Tesla Inc.’s M-3, citing reliability problems the influential US magazine said in a statement. The magazine’s decision to withdraw its endorsement for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 less than 9 months after recommending the EV highlighted questions about quality that Tesla has faced since the vehicle’s difficult launch. Tesla […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Finished Testing Thursday on a High Note

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Finished Testing Thursday on a High Note

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) finishes the 1st round of testing after another impressive day at the Circuit de Catalunya. But in terms of trying to understand the benchmark by which to judge the rest of the F1 teams, the Key man from the session was Charles Leclerc. The Ferrari driver set a 1:18.046 on the middle […]

US Jobless Claims Fall, Labor Market Slowing

US Jobless Claims Fall, Labor Market Slowing

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell last week, but the 4-wk MA rose to a more than 1-yr high, suggesting the labor market was slowing down. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 216,000 for the week ended 16 February the Labor Department said […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$AXL, $DE, $DO, $GRUB, $MRK, $RIG 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: American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (NYSE:AXL) was […]

Weak Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone demand appears to be the primary driver of the company’s difficulties

Weak Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone demand appears to be the primary driver of the company’s difficulties

Weak Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone demand appears to be the primary driver of the company’s difficulties Weak iPhone demand appears to be the primary driver of the company’s difficulties. Revenue from the product declined 15% year-over-year in Q1, per the company’s 10-Q filing. The reduction of the company’s guidance ahead of its December quarter results sent AAPL […]

Smart speaker growth is a long-term catalyst for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Stock

Smart speaker growth is a long-term catalyst for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Stock

Smart speaker growth is a long-term catalyst for Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) Stock Alibaba (NYSE:BABA) is in a strong position to take advantage of the rapid acceptance of smart home devices in China. The company launched its smart speaker in mid-2017. Alibaba stock should benefit from the growth in smart home devices. By the third […]

Walgreens, Walmart Drag Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Down

Walgreens, Walmart Drag Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Down

Walgreens, Walmart Drag Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) Down Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) and Walmart (WMT) were the biggest blue chip losers. Walgreens lost 3.3% and fell back beneath its 50-day line, which it had regained on Friday. Walmart fell 2.5% to slide below a 99.45 cup-with-handle buy point, which it had cleared Friday. Shares rose more than […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Bull Run Continues

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Bull Run Continues

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Bull Run Continues Wall Street has been on a bull run since the beginning of 2019. After rebounding in January, U.S. stock markets consolidated in February. The bull-run can be attributed to positive developments on the trade war front, temporary deal between the Republicans and Democrats to avert government shutdown again and […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock is no longer reacting to Musk’s tweets or turnover In personnel

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock is no longer reacting to Musk’s tweets or turnover In personnel

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock is no longer reacting to Musk’s tweets or turnover In personnel Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) continues to make the news for many of the wrong reasons. The provocative tweets from CEO Elon Musk continue. Also, seeing the general counsel leave the company after a short stint will not exactly endear buyers to Tesla stock. […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has run into a mess in India

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has run into a mess in India

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has run into a mess in India Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) stock took a haircut after the company’s fourth-quarter results were released. Wall Street was disappointed with the e-commerce giant’s guidance as it calls for first-quarter sales growth of 14% at the midpoint, while analysts were looking for a 19% jump. But that was not the only bad […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) already recovering from its scandals

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) already recovering from its scandals

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) already recovering from its scandals There’s a market adage that stocks often make their biggest gains when the market is most fearful. Stocks, it is said, climb a wall of worry. On the flip side, when folks are most optimistic and the news seems great, stocks can fall down a slope of […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Makes ‘Error’ in Not Disclosing Microphone on Nest System

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Makes ‘Error’ in Not Disclosing Microphone on Nest System

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Makes ‘Error’ in Not Disclosing Microphone on Nest System Alphabet Inc.’s Google said it made an error when it didn’t disclose in product materials that its Nest Secure home security system contained a microphone. “The on-device microphone was never intended to be a secret and should have been listed in the tech […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Steady, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Higher Notes: Trade talks dominate headlines with a new round of negotiations between the US and China have a deal in the works meeting continue in Washington. Sentiment also got a lift after the Fed Wednesday affirmed it would be “patient” on further interest rate rises. In Asia Gold: Gold […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Tweeting Again, General Counsel Resigns

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Tweeting Again, General Counsel Resigns

$TSLA FLASH: US Government Closely Eyeing Elon Musk Tuesday night, Elon Musk Tweeted Tuesday evening that Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) would make around 500,000 cars in Y 2019. Later he corrected himself within hours to say he meant the company would be producing at an annualized rate of 500,000 vehicles by the end of this year. If […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is Testing New Wheel Design at Barcelona

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is Testing New Wheel Design at Barcelona

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has a new F1 wheel rim design and is testing it testing at Barcelona The new solution was trialed on the 2nd day of testing, and the new wheel rim features a number of raised sections in order to control temperatures within the wheel. These draw heat away from the tires, ensuring […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) a Luxury Company with Outstanding Management

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) a Luxury Company with Outstanding Management

$RACE FLASH: The iconic Maranello Outfit is a Tier 1 luxury company with: outstanding management, iconic brand name, recession-proof, wealthiest clientele, unmatched pricing power, all leading to its Aristocrat status in the automotive sector. Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is an Aristocrat stock, a long haul play and a core position. Most of the people are familiar with […]

The FOMC Minutes, What They Mean

The FOMC Minutes, What They Mean

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

The Bulls Are In Charge of the US Stock Market

The Bulls Are In Charge of the US Stock Market

FLASH: This a Special Report, looking ahead at this leg of the longest Bull run in market history The US Stock Market: The Bulls Vs The Bears Russell 2000 +16.4% YTD NAS Comp +12.6% YTD DJIA +11.0% YTD S&P 500 +10.7% YTD US stocks rallied late last week into options expiration, even as some analysts felt like they should […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$AMAT, $FCX, $JEC, $MCD, $SCCO 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 Wednesday as follows: Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT): Analysts reiterated AMAT as Buy […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Is An iPhone Business

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Is An iPhone Business

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Is An iPhone Business I have written on this specific issue in the past. No matter how you spin it, Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) business is built off the iPhone. 59% of their total revenue came from the iPhone. Sales of the iPhone dictate the trajectory of the business. We can talk all day […]

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) shares jump

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) shares jump

Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) shares jump Stocks on Wall Street opened with modest losses Tuesday as U.S. investors returned from a three-day weekend and U.S. and Chinese negotiators prepared to resume trade talks in Washington. The S&P 500 SPX, +0.15% was off 0.2% at 2,769, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.03% lost 16 points, […]

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

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

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

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has removed any mention of the Model 3 with a standard battery pack

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has removed any mention of the Model 3 with a standard battery pack

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has removed any mention of the Model 3 with a standard battery pack Tesla has removed any mention of the Model 3 with a standard battery pack,Electrek first reported Monday, calling into question the long-awaited $US35,000 base model of the sedan. The cheapest Model 3 available to preorder on Tesla’s website as of […]

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

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

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

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) to acquire data-migration company Alooma

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) to acquire data-migration company Alooma

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) to acquire data-migration company Alooma Alphabet Inc.’s GOOGL, +0.61% GOOG, +0.44% announced Tuesday that it planned to acquire Alooma, a data-migration company. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. “The addition of Alooma, subject to closing conditions, is a natural fit that allows us to offer customers a streamlined, automated migration experience to Google Cloud, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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