Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Breaks ‘Sequel Curse’ with $121-M Open

Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Breaks ‘Sequel Curse’ with $121-M Open

Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Breaks ‘Sequel Curse’ with $121-M Open $DIS, $IMAX, $AMZN, $LGF Sequel ‘Bad Moms Christmas’ DOA, while Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ soars at the specialty box office; globally, ‘Thor’ take $427-M worldwide. At a time  when many tentpole franchise movies have stalled Thor: Ragnarok is wielding nothing short of a Golden Hammer at the […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Camping Out in “Production Hell”

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Camping Out in “Production Hell”

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk Camping Out in “Production Hell” $TSLA Each time Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Elon Musk opens his mouth or sends a shareholder letter it proves that he is a hypmeister for his failing rentier companies. Last Wednesday, when Mr. Musk took questions from Wall Street analysts during Tesla’s grim Q-3 financial results conference call […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Minting Money for Stakeholders

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Minting Money for Stakeholders

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Minting Money for Stakeholders $RACE Ever since its IPO spin off from giant automaker Fiat-Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU) in October 2015, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has printed money for its stakeholders. The company set sales records in Y 2016 and continues to exceed expectations. According to the data Ferrari’s Q-3 earnings for Y 2017 are up 13% to $310-M. […]

Billionaire Saudi Prince Arrested in Kingdom Corruption Crackdown

Billionaire Saudi Prince Arrested in Kingdom Corruption Crackdown

Billionaire Saudi Prince Arrested in Kingdom Corruption Crackdown $C, $AAPL, $FOX, $TWTR Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal was arrested Saturday in a sweeping anti-corruption initiative. Saudi Arabia’s Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, a member of the country’s royal family and an investor in Fox Apple, CitiGroup (NYSE:C) and other gian companies, was arrested Saturday in […]

Bitcoin, What’s Ahead for the Raging Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin, What’s Ahead for the Raging Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin, What’s Ahead for the Raging Cryptocurrency $BTCUSD, $MSFT, $JPM, $GS, $TM, $CME, $CBOE Bitcoin’s amazing rise YTD has attracted lots of attention, but most institutional investors are still on the sidelines, as regulators have yet to issue comprehensive rules, and corporations are still only testing blockchain technology. Whether Bitcoin matures or crashes will depend […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Demands Approval of Any Rule Changes

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Demands Approval of Any Rule Changes

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Demands Approval of Any Rule Changes $RACE Ferrari entered F1 in Y 1950 at the Monaco Grand Prix and have been synonymous with the motorsport since. Ferrari’s boss Sergio Marchionnesaid the Scuderia could quit F1 if they do not approve the direction taken by Liberty Media. The Ferrari President pinpointed proposals for […]

Trump’s Fed Chairman Nominee ‘Good News’ for Gold Investors

Trump’s Fed Chairman Nominee ‘Good News’ for Gold Investors

Trump’s Fed Chairman Nominee ‘Good News’ for Gold Investors $GLD, $SLV, $USD President Donald Trump’s selection for the next Chairman of the Fed’s Board of Governors will not alter policy much, and could be good news for Gold investors. Trump’s selection of current Fed Governor Jerome “Jay” Powell follows months of public speculation about the […]

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old

The Trump Rally is Almost 1 Year Old $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $AAPL Friday, the US major stock market indexes finished the longest string of weekly gainers since Y 2013 as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) results and strong services sector data added to the continuing and growing optimism in the economy. US Dollar (.DXY) index rose, […]

NFL Attendance and Viewership Continues to Slide

NFL Attendance and Viewership Continues to Slide

NFL Attendance and Viewership Continues to Slide $CBS, $FOX, $DIS, $CMCSA Player protests and concussions have driven away fans. Television networks are running out of excuses for the falling popularity of the National Football League (NFL). They blamed the Election for ratings declines last year, and hurricanes for a soft week 1 in September. Protests […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 23516.26, +0.35% moving up and the 3-day line showing a possibility of a rise to 24000 maybe in this month. Near to medium term looks strongly Bullish to me. DAX at 13440.93, -0.18% is testing resistance on the 3-day candle, but at […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $FB,  $KMB, $SQ, $X, $YELP Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Street’s Top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Friday, as follows: Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) […]

Goldman Sachs’ CEO, “We Cannot Dismiss Bitcoin”

Goldman Sachs’ CEO, “We Cannot Dismiss Bitcoin”

Goldman Sachs’ CEO, “We Cannot Dismiss Bitcoin” $BTCUSD, $GS, $JPM, $CME, $GBTC, $AMZN Goldman Sach’s CEO Lloyd Blankfein is keeping his ‘powder dry’ on Bitcoin the fast moving #1 cryptocurrency. The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) Chief says he is not willing to reject the digital currency just yet and does not hold any investments in […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Tax Credit Axed in GOP Tax Bill, Stock Crashes

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Tax Credit Axed in GOP Tax Bill, Stock Crashes

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Tax Credit Axed in GOP Tax Bill, Stock Crashes $TSLA Thursday, Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA), and other carmakers pushing to boost US EV (electric car) sales were dealt a sever blow by US House Republicans who proposed eliminating a $7,500 per vehicle tax credit that has helped drive current  demand for the micro segment […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Profit Jumps 17% in Q-3

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Profit Jumps 17% in Q-3

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Profit Jumps 17% in Q-3 $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) saw a 3.4% increase in vehicle shipments from the same frame in Y 2017 driven by a 27% increase in sales of V-12-powered Supercars. The 4-seat GTC4Lusso drove much of the jump in 12-cylinder sales, helped by deliveries of the limited-run LaFerrari Aperta Supercar. The […]

Gold Under the Right Conditions to See 1900 oz+

Gold Under the Right Conditions to See 1900 oz+

Gold Under the Right Conditions to See 1900 oz+ $GLD The Federal has stated that it would begin winding down its holdings of US Treasury debt and mortgage-backed securities (MBS) in October. The process is somewhat convoluted, with the Fed planning to allow up to $6-B of Treasury debt and $4-B in MBS to mature every month. […]

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) HEFFX Highlights

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) HEFFX Highlights

Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) HEFFX Highlights Facebook’s fight to kill fake news may hurt its profit margin Zuckerberg said Facebook will be “investing at a much higher level.” The company said operating expenses would rise 45 percent to 60 percent in 2018 Analysts are expecting Facebook revenue to rise 30 percent next year. Facebook, Inc. is […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights Apple has been automatically sorting photographs on iPhones for about a year now but one particular category has drawn the ire of twitter users this week. In 2016, Apple updated its Photos app to recognise more than 4,000 objects, scenes and facial expressions using image recognition. But one Twitter user […]

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) HEFFX Highlights

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) HEFFX Highlights

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) HEFFX Highlights Micron has announced incoming snoopcam flash cards with up to 256GB capacity, trumpeting that edge storage is the future of video surveillance. The cards come in 32 and 64GB capacities now, with 128 and 256GB cards on the way. They use 64-layer, 2bits/cell (MLC), 3D NAND and have firmware […]

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights

Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) HEFFX Highlights Intel shares to surge more than 30% as chipmaker’s profitability rises, analyst predicts BMO Capital Markets raises its rating for Intel shares to outperform from market perform, predicting the company will report higher operating profit margins. “While Intel has historically traded at below a market multiple, we believe if the […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Overall, the global indexes look strong and Bullish near term. But, the exhaustion levels for the indices are not very far off. We could soon see a healthy correction medium term.PE DJIA at 23435.01, +0.25% wants to move up after a few sessions of sideways consolidation. A rise […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $GM, $GG, $SHOP, $UAA Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Street’s Top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Thursday, as follows: General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 Delayed, Cash Burns, Biggest Q Loss Ever

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 Delayed, Cash Burns, Biggest Q Loss Ever

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 Delayed, Cash Burns, Biggest Q Loss Ever $TSLA Tesla, a Waterfall of Misses TSLA shares down nearly 6% and falling pre-market in NY, as the Quarterly loss was bigger than any analyst expected. Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) posted a net loss of $619.4-M, or 3.70/share, for Q-3 ended 30 September compared with a profit […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Settles on Tire Compounds for Brazil GP

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Settles on Tire Compounds for Brazil GP

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Settles on Tire Compounds for Brazil GP $RACE Formula 1’s top teams diverged slightly in their tire selections for the upcoming Brazilian Grand Prix, as the grid as a whole overwhelmingly favored softer compounds. Ferrari has settled on 9 sets of super-softs and 3 sets of softs for drivers Kimi Raikkonen and […]

Investor Optimism Highest Since Crash of 1987

Investor Optimism Highest Since Crash of 1987

Investor Optimism Highest Since Crash of 1987 $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI The US and global stock market’s seemingly unstoppable rise to record highs has boosted investor optimism to levels not seen since the Crash of 1987, some are worried. The difference between The Bulls and The Bears has not  been this high in 30 years, […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 23377.24, +0.12% closed higher, and  remains stable in here, 23250-23200 could act as 1st and 2nd supports for the coming sessions, which could then drive DJIA up to 23500-23750. DAX at 13229.57, +0.09% looks Bullish in here, and could head 13300-13500 near […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $BIDU, $MRK, $MSFT, $SBGI, $TSN Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Street’s Top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Wednesday, as follows: Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Trading at 52 Wk Highs Ahead of Earnings Call

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Trading at 52 Wk Highs Ahead of Earnings Call

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Trading at 52 Wk Highs Ahead of Earnings Call $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is set to report Q-3 Y 2017 earnings before the opens on 2 November. Last Quarter, the company delivered a positive earnings of 19.7%. It also surpassed estimates in each of the trailing 4 Quarters, with an average beat of 27.9%. The […]

US Consumer Confidence at 17 Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence at 17 Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence at 17 Year Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer confidence rose more than expected in October to the highest mark since Y 2000, as Americans grew more confident about the economy and job market, according to figures Tuesday from the New York-based Conference Board. Highlights of Consumer Confidence (October) Confidence index rose to […]

World Stocks Headed to the 12th Month of Gainers

World Stocks Headed to the 12th Month of Gainers

World Stocks Headed to the 12th Month of Gainers $BP, $RYAAY, $BNPQY World stocks headed for a record 12th month of gains Tuesday, as a 5.5 month high in European stocks and records elsewhere underscored one of the most robust Bull markets in history. Europe’s latest rally came as figures from the once-fragile Eurozone showed […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Global stock indexes are all strong and the Bulls are not giving ground now except Shanghai and Nikkei. Nikkei could be vulnerable to a fall in here, while Shanghai remains ranged. PE DJIA at 23348.74, -0.36% is stable near current marks for the last 3-4 sessions. 23250-23500 region […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $AMD, $CVX, $GM, $INTC, $UAA Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Street’s Top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Tuesday, as follows: Advanced Micro Devices […]

China Economic Update

China Economic Update

China’s manufacturing sector expanded at a slower but stable pace in October, according to official data Tuesday. The manufacturing purchasing managers’ index (PMI) came in at 51.6, moderating from 52.4 in September and 51.7 in August, according to the National Bureau of Statistics. A reading above 50 indicates expansion, while below reflects contraction. NBS statistician […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Waterfall of Misses…

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Waterfall of Misses…

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Waterfall of Misses… $TSLA Production layoffs in Q-3, reports of hand assembly and Model 3 scaling concerns justified UBS’s Bearishness on Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA). Considering Tesla’s continuing announced production misses, compounded by a decrease in Zero-emission vehicle credits and lower Model S and X margins, UBS expects a Q-3 gross margins hit to cut sequential EPS […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Stock Taps at All-time Highs

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Stock Taps at All-time Highs

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Stock Taps at All-time Highs $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), the Italian luxury Supercar maker, will report Q-3 Y 2017 earnings on 2 November. Ferrari was spun-off from auto giant Fiat Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU) in late October 2015 with an oversubscribed IPO (initial public offering). As of 30 October, Ferrari stock has risen 5.6% MTD Vs […]

Lennar (NYSE:LEN) Acquisition Creates US Mega Homebuilder

Lennar (NYSE:LEN) Acquisition Creates US Mega Homebuilder

Lennar (NYSE:LEN) Acquisition Creates US Mega Homebuilder $LEN, $CAA Lennar Corp (NYSE:LEN) will buy rival CalAtlantic Group Inc. (NYSE:CAA) for $5.7-B, creating the largest home-builder in the United States. The deal announced by the companies Monday is the 1st major merger in the US housing sector in more than 2 years and will make the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street + DC Monday

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street + DC Monday $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Big Deal…there was no market reaction to the Mueller story leaked to CNN Friday. Maybe Robert Mueller will be indicted, he was not. Paul Manafort and Rick Gates were, they surrendered voluntarily, were processed, arraigned, surrendered their passports, posted bonds, and when […]

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) HEFFX Highlights Alibaba’s Jack Ma appeared in Delhi. “We will invest more in India,” he declared. The following year Alibaba put $500m into Paytm, an Indian digital-payments company. This year it led a fundraising round for Paytm’s e-commerce arm. The two giants seem set for an epic clash in India. […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Trading Outlook

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Trading Outlook

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Trading Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are stalling. Intermediate term: Prices are ranging. The projected upper bound is: 161.80. The projected lower bound is: 152.88. The projected closing price is: 157.34. Apple Inc. (Apple) designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and […]

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) HEFFX Highlights

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) HEFFX Highlights

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) HEFFX Highlights Tesla Inc. is nearing the end of a two-year marketing experiment. Starting Nov. 1, people who buy a new Tesla TSLA, +0.10%  luxury vehicle through a referral code will go home with the right to use a Tesla “Supercharger”, company-speak for its fast-charging device usually clustered alongside major highways, free […]

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) HEFFX Highlights

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) HEFFX Highlights

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) HEFFX Highlights Amazon is getting almost no revenue from its bookstores Amazon broke out “physical stores” sales for the first time in the third quarter. Amazon has been expanding its physical presence, with Whole Foods, bookstores, and pop-up stores. Almost all of the revenue in the category comes from Whole Foods. Amazon.com, […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 23400.86, +0.31% stable above 23250, and will attempt a rise to 23750, longer term, 23750-24000  could be an immediate top for DJIA, but maybe not. Do not call  tops. DAX at 13133.28, +1.39% breaking above 13100, possibly inviting The Bulls to take […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $ABX, $BWLD, $CAT, $GRUB, $NBR, $WYNN Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Street’s Top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Friday, as follows: Barrick Gold […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Mexico GP a Must Win for Vettel

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Mexico GP a Must Win for Vettel

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Mexico GP a Must Win for Vettel $RACE Since returning to the F1 line up in Y 2015, the Mexican Grand Prix has established itself as 1 of the highlight races of the season. This weekend is likely to see festivities reach new heights as Lewis Hamilton race to be crowned F1 […]

Banks, Cash Will Be Replaced by Computers & SmartPhones

Banks, Cash Will Be Replaced by Computers & SmartPhones

Banks, Cash Will Be Replaced by Computers & SmartPhones $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Jim Rogers predicts that banks must invest in the financial technology, or “fintech,” or become outdated and replaced. “My children will never walk into a bank when they become adults as by then all the banks along the streets will be replaced […]

Q3 Business Aviation Index

Q3 Business Aviation Index

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the world’s leading independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the business aviation industry, has released its latest Business Aviation Index for the third quarter of 2017. According to the index, which tracks utilization of approximately 2,000 business aircraft worldwide, average flight hours have reached levels not seen […]

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) HEFFX Highlights

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) HEFFX Highlights

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) HEFFX Highlights IBM has named David La Rose as its new Australia and New Zealand (A/NZ) managing director, replacing Kerry Purcell, who has taken up a senior leadership role within IBM Japan. La Rose has clocked up 28 years at IBM in a variety of senior executive roles across Europe […]

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) HEFFX Highlights

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) HEFFX Highlights

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) HEFFX Highlights Employee dismissals at Tesla are continuing at its SolarCity subsidiary, according to six former and current employees, and are affecting SolarCity offices across the U.S. Echoing reports from earlier this month, these SolarCity employees say they were surprised to be told they were fired for performance reasons, claiming Tesla (TSLA) […]

Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) Trading Outlook

Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) Trading Outlook

Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) Trading Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are moving. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 25.29. The projected upper bound is: 28.59. The projected lower bound […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA saw all resistances broken Tuesday. Overall the major stock indices are in a rally and may soon reach their exhaustion point from where a correction of 8 – 10% is possible medium to long term and maybe not. PE DJIA at 23329.46, -0.48% has rallied from 21750 could […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $ AAPL, $CMG, $GM, $MMM Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Street’s Top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Thursday, as follows: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Q-3 Earnings Call on 2 November

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Q-3 Earnings Call on 2 November

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Q-3 Earnings Call on 2 November $RACE Wednesday, shares in Maranello, Italy HQ’d Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) finished at 115.32 in New  York. The stock recorded a trading volume of 528,216 shares. The Company’s shares have gained over 4% MTD, 9% over the prior Q, and 98% YTD. Ferrari is trading 1.41% and 31.02% above its 50-Day and […]

Morningstar’s Fund Ratings are a Failure at Predicting Winners

Morningstar’s Fund Ratings are a Failure at Predicting Winners

Morningstar’s Fund Ratings are a Failure at Predicting Winners $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Those 5 Star ratings are meaningless predictors of future performance. Heffernan Capital Management does not buy or rely on any data published by Morningstar Morningstar Inc. a US publisher of mutual fund ratings that investors use to decide which investments to make, does […]

Google Leads in AI Powered Smartphones

Google Leads in AI Powered Smartphones

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, one out of every three smartphones sold worldwide this year will use artificial intelligence (AI) to power virtual assistants. But cloud-based AI which powers virtual assistants results in slower response times – On-device machine-learning will significantly speed smartphone AI. Ville Ukonaho, Senior Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said […]

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) HEFFX Highlights

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) HEFFX Highlights

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) HEFFX Highlights General Motors earned $2.5 billion before taxes in the third-quarter, down 32% from the $3.7 billion year-earlier pre-tax earnings, but better than most Wall Street analysts were expecting. On a net-income basis, the automaker lost $3 billion, but that reflected $5.4 billion in accounting charges for the sale of its Opel and Vauxhall European brands to […]

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Trading Outlook

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Trading Outlook

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) Trading Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are stalling. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. The projected upper bound is: 12.52. The projected lower bound is: 11.92. The projected closing price is: 12.22. Ford Motor Company is […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights CNBC reported that one of the nation’s largest life insurance providers, John Hancock, has partnered with Apple to offer members of its Vitality program an Apple Watch for the cost of a $US25 ($32) activation fee. The Vitality program is designed to offer perks to policyholders who live healthy lifestyles. […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA saw all resistances broken Tuesday. PE DJIA at 23441.76, +0.72% The Trump Rally extends. The Bulls remain strong, and may continue to dominate prices for some time to come. Test to 23500-24000 would not come as a surprise to me into the end of the year. DAX at […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $BSX,  $GE, $HAS, $TMUS Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Street’s Top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Wednesday, as follows: Boston Scientific Corp. (NYSE:BSX) […]

F1: Mexico City Circuit Favors Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) This Weekend

F1: Mexico City Circuit Favors Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) This Weekend

F1: Mexico City Circuit Favors Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) This Weekend $RACE This F1 season only has 3 races left to run, and Sebastian Vettel is running out of chances to deny rival Lewis Hamilton a 4th world championship title. Mr. Hamilton will be all out to clinch his 4th world title at the Mexican Grand Prix […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE): “Ferrari makes more than fast Supercars)

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE): “Ferrari makes more than fast Supercars)

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE): “Ferrari makes more than fast Supercars) $RACE Ferrari continues to do thing right. It is brand success is obvious when looking at sales numbers, maxed out at an all-time high of 9,000 units per year, as well as the strong Bull Run in its stock price since the company went public in late October […]

The Trump Rally Extends Marking Another Record Close

The Trump Rally Extends Marking Another Record Close

The Trump Rally Extends Marking Another Record Close $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX  Investors bought the Dip DJIA outperforms Super earnings reports from Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) and 3M (NYSE:MMM) The market’s rally to record highs since last year’s US Presidential election has the feeling of being risk-free, as the S&P 500 established a record of 243 trading […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights Apple sees its mobile devices as a major platform for artificial intelligence in the future, chief operating officer Jeff Williams said on Monday. Later this week, Apple is set to begin taking pre-orders for its new smartphone, the iPhone X which starts at $999 $1277) and uses artificial intelligence (AI) features […]

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) HEFFX Highlights

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) HEFFX Highlights

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) HEFFX Highlights Verizon Communications Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides communications, information and entertainment products and services to consumers, businesses and governmental agencies. Its segments include Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers communications products and services, including wireless voice and data services and equipment sales, […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA saw all resistances broken last Friday. PE DJIA 23273.96, -0.23% saw its 1st dip since its rally from 22288 seen on 28 September 2017. If the pul back continues, we could see it extend towards 23200-23000 near term. DAX at 13003.14, +0.09% remain in the 1310-12900 area, and […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $EFX,  $GE, $NVDA, $RIO Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Street’s Top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Tuesday, as follows: Equifax Inc. (NYSE:EFX) downgraded […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 812 Superfast Debuts in Thailand

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 812 Superfast Debuts in Thailand

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 812 Superfast Debuts in Thailand $RACE This new Supercar bowed at Geneva earlier this year, and now Ferrari is now roll out the new 812 Superfast in markets around the world. The latest to receive the front engine V12 Supercar is Thailand, where it was unveiled at the Impact Speed Park, a karting track along […]

US Stock Indexes “Pause to Refresh” After Record Runs

US Stock Indexes “Pause to Refresh” After Record Runs

US Stock Indexes “Pause to Refresh” After Record Runs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks paused to refresh Monday as each of the major Wall Street indexes retreated from record highs  General Electric (NYSE:GE) down 6.3%, saw its biggest 1-day percentage decliner in more than 6 years after a host of brokerages cut their price […]

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) HEFFX Highlights

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) HEFFX Highlights

NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) HEFFX Highlights One of the hottest growth markets for NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) right now is data centers. The same graphics processing unit (GPU) technology used to power video games is now being used by cloud service providers to process the mountains of data consumers create, including videos, photos, and messages that ultimately get […]

Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) HEFFX Highlights

Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) HEFFX Highlights

Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) HEFFX Highlights The UK’s financial regulator has fined Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch £35m for breaking reporting rules. The US bank failed to report nearly 69 million transactions over two years, the Financial Conduct Authority said. Merrill Lynch’s fine was reduced by 30% because the bank agreed to settle at […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Earnings and Data the focus on Wall Street this week. On the Data Front: Durable goods, New home sales, GDP, Michigan Sentiment Indicator (MSI) final October. On the Earnings Front: So far the responses were tepid but have not hurt the market. The financial held and are […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA saw all resistances broken last Friday. PE DJIA at 22328.63, +0.71% saw all resistances broken, and the index has been sharply rallying to make fresh highs almost daily. While the momentum remains intact, 23400-23500 is seen in the next few days. DAX at 12991.28, +0.01%, dip seen […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $BIDU,  $BCS, $INTC, $LULU, $PYPL Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Street’s Top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Monday, as follows: Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) […]

F1: US Grand Prix, a Double Podium for Ferrari

F1: US Grand Prix, a Double Podium for Ferrari

F1: US Grand Prix, a Double Podium for Ferrari $RACE Hamilton 1st, Vettel 2nd, Kimi to 3rd Ferrari team drivers, Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, finished 2nd and 3d at the Circuit of the Americas aka COTA, at the end of an super action packed race where we saw lots of dramatic moments. The last […]

Box Office: Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Scared up $21.7-M

Box Office: Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Scared up $21.7-M

Box Office: Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Scared up $21.7-M $LGF, $TWX, $SNE, $VIA, $CMCSA ‘Geostorm’ and ‘Only the Brave’ DOA at Domestic Box Office Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF) and Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween had no trouble scaring up a #1 finish in its big-screen debut over the weekend with $21.7-M from 2,388 theaters. The biggest box […]

F1: US Grand Prix, Hamilton on the Pole, Ferrari’s Vettel Next to Him

F1: US Grand Prix, Hamilton on the Pole, Ferrari’s Vettel Next to Him

F1: US Grand Prix, Hamilton on the Pole, Ferrari’s Vettel Next to Him $RACE Lewis Hamilton put himself in Pole position to win his 4th Formula One world championship after  the qualifying session for the US Grand Prix. The British driver, who takes a 59-point lead into Sunday’s race, will start side by side with […]

Hedge Fund Performance Point to Growth in USA

Hedge Fund Performance Point to Growth in USA

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for October 2017 measured 2.69%, down from 3.72% in September. “SS&C GlobeOp’s Forward Redemption Indicator of 2.69% for October, 2017 reflects improved levels of redemption notices as compared to the 3.40% reported a year ago for October, 2016. This marks the ninth consecutive month of lower year-over-year comparisons for […]

Samsung Electronics Invests in China AI Tech

Samsung Electronics Invests in China AI Tech

Samsung Electronics has invested in a Chinese artificial intelligence technology developer as part of its efforts to catch up in the intensifying global race for AI platforms and devices, according to sources Sunday. In August, Samsung made a significant investment in DeePhi Tech, a Tsinghua-based startup with deep learning technologies, a source told The Korea […]

Media Ignores 6th Weekly Gainer as US Stock Market Post Record Highs

Media Ignores 6th Weekly Gainer as US Stock Market Post Record Highs

Media Ignores 6th Weekly Gainer as US Stock Market Post Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Trump Rally Extends Tax Reform ahead Unemployment at lows not seen since 1973 The US stock market hit another all-time high on Friday, but the “fake media” did not spend much time covering that, President Donald Trump Tweeted […]

F1: US Grand Prix F3, Hamilton 9/100th sec Faster Than Ferrari’s Vettel

F1: US Grand Prix F3, Hamilton 9/100th sec Faster Than Ferrari’s Vettel

F1: US Grand Prix F3, Hamilton 9/100th sec Faster Than Ferrari’s Vettel $RACE Lewis Hamilton may take his 4th world F1 championship title this weekend if he wins Sunday. But, to do so Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Sebastian Vettel has finish no better than 6th. Mr. Hamilton did post the fastest lap of the F3 session Saturday […]

F1: The US Grand Prix a Silver Lining for Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

F1: The US Grand Prix a Silver Lining for Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

F1: The US Grand Prix a Silver Lining for Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) $RACE The Circuit of The Americas aka COTA, in Austin, TX has hosted the US Grand Prix since Y 2012, and fast becoming big part of F1’s championship results. The United States has long been a target growth market for F1. Significant progress has […]

Financials, Tech Led US Market to Record Highs, Again

Financials, Tech Led US Market to Record Highs, Again

Financials, Tech Led US Market to Record Highs, Again $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Senate takes another step toward tax reform by passing budget blueprint Top-weighted financials and technology sectors show relative strength Technology and Financial stocks lifted Wall Street Friday, as investor optimism received a fresh boost from Washington, where The Trump Administration stepped closer […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Premieres the 812 Superfast in Australia

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Premieres the 812 Superfast in Australia

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Premieres the 812 Superfast in Australia $RACE The Ferrari 812 has the most powerful ever V12 800 Hp production engine Great performance, luxury and comfort The Ferrari 812 Superfast has officially made its Australasian debut, the very 1st appearance in Australia following the International Premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show in March this year. […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) HEFFX Highlights Apple’s retail stores are not consumer destinations for all of the company’s products, a new study suggests. The vast majority of people who buy iPhones in the U.S.—nearly 80%—do so at carrier stores rather than the company’s own retail outlets. In fact, just 11% of iPhones bought in the U.S. […]

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) HEFFX Highlights

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) HEFFX Highlights

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) HEFFX Highlights Tesla is about to come out with a new all-electric service vehicle based on the Model S and Model X vehicles, according to Jon McNeill, Tesla’s President of Global Sales and Services. The new vehicles will be used to replace service vans – pictured above – in Tesla’s mobile service […]

President Trump’s Tax Reform Imminent, as Senate Passes Budget

President Trump’s Tax Reform Imminent, as Senate Passes Budget

President Trump’s Tax Reform Imminent, as Senate Passes Budget $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Late Thursday, Senate Republicans pushed a $4-T budget through in a major step forward for President Trump’s promise of massive tax cuts and reform. The 51-49 vote set the stage for debate later this year to dramatically overhaul the US tax code for […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $AXP, $BHGE, $NKE, $S Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Street’s Top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Friday, as follows: American Express Co. (NYSE:AXP) […]

China Wages are on the Rise

China Wages are on the Rise

Zhaopin Limited (“Zhaopin” or the “Company”), a leading career platform[2] in China focused on connecting users with relevant job opportunities through their career lifecycle, released its 2017 third-quarter report on China labor market supply and demand for white-collar workers. While the competition for jobs continued to ease in the third quarter, the average monthly salary […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Celebrates 70th Anni at Rockefeller Center

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Celebrates 70th Anni at Rockefeller Center

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Celebrates 70th Anni at Rockefeller Center $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is celebrating its 70th Anniversary this year. To commemorate this iconic event The Scuderia  went on tour, putting some of its most important cars for display in major cities around the world. Earlier this month, Ferrari came to NYC, and set up displays in […]

US Stocks Hold Record Gains, as USD Declines 

US Stocks Hold Record Gains, as USD Declines 

US Stocks Hold Record Gains, as USD Declines $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, US stocks posted another gainer to finish at a fresh all-time high as gains in defensive shares offset declines sparked by Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL). US Treasuries were flat, the USD fell on speculation the Fed will maintain its gradual approach to rate […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model 3 Reliability Likely to Be ‘Just’ Average

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model 3 Reliability Likely to Be ‘Just’ Average

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Model 3 Reliability Likely to Be ‘Just’ Average $TSLA, $TM, $GM Tesla Inc.’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) new Model 3 sedan is likely to have “average” reliability despite production snags. Consumer Reports magazine said on Thursday. The magazine said its survey of 640,000 vehicles showed that all-new vehicles or models with newly updated technology are more […]

Bitcoin ETFs (exchange-traded funds) Are Coming

Bitcoin ETFs (exchange-traded funds) Are Coming

Bitcoin ETFs (exchange-traded funds) Are Coming $BTCUSD Bitcoin ETFs (exchange-traded funds) are coming, helped by the emergence of derivatives on the digital currency, according to industry executives. An expert, sitting on a on a panel at the Futures Industry Association annual conference in Chicago that it seemed obvious that futures and options will lead to […]

The $64-T Question, How Long Can This Bull Market Run

The $64-T Question, How Long Can This Bull Market Run

The $64-T Question, How Long Can This Bull Market Run $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $VXX This week the DJIA a made a new all-time high, the 68th of the year, and in this Trump Rally there is no indication of a market correction to be seen on the horizon in the Dow Jones’ BEV chart below. The Dow […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $CMG, $XOM, $GS, $HOG, $IBM Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Street’s Top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Thursday, as follows: Chipotle Mexican Grill […]

The Trump Rally Drives DJIA to Record 23,157.60

The Trump Rally Drives DJIA to Record 23,157.60

The Trump Rally Drives DJIA to Record 23,157.60 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The DJIA marked 23,002 Tuesday intra-day, but closed just below the ’round’ mark. This latest 1,000-point increase was covered in half the time it took the index to move from 21,000 to 22,000. Wednesday, the US major stock market indexes finished at: DJIA +160.16 at 23157.60, […]

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