“A lower US dollar will give a shot in the arm to US exports and overall global growth”

“A lower US dollar will give a shot in the arm to US exports and overall global growth”

#global #growth #exports #dollar $USD $EUR $GBP $USO $XAU $GLD The USD is struggling, and the market is betting the Buck has more room to fall. The trade-weighted USD has fallen 7% from its March highs, and we expect it fall at least 15% from the highs. That will give a shot in the arm […]

UK Tells Businesses to Prepare for BREXIT Crunch, “Let’s Get Going”

UK Tells Businesses to Prepare for BREXIT Crunch, “Let’s Get Going”

#BREXIT #UK #British #businesses #EU #trade #importers #exporters #travel Britain is urging businesses and individuals to prepare for the 31 December end of the BREXIT transition frame with an information campaign titled: “The UK’s new start: let’s get going.” Recall that Great Britain left the EU on 31 January, 3.5 yrs after a referendum, but […]

People are Asking, “What is going on in this Stock Market?”

People are Asking, “What is going on in this Stock Market?”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX The Big Q: What is going on in this Stock Market? The Big A: A confluence of confusion aka lots of unknowns. I have been in the stock market since Y 1981, and like everyone else I know in this game, have not see this kind of action ever. What we […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $GLD, $XAU, $USO Last Week Stock action has improved with low to high gains and the stocks that stumbled Wednesday have showed stronger action. There has been excellent action in response to good earnings both during the trading session and after-hours. Bonds rallied, gold has risen and Crude Oil has […]

Global Stocks Rise $17-T YTD

Global Stocks Rise $17-T YTD

$SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $DIA, $DE Global stock markets gained $17-T in total value in 2019 according to the information based on Deutsche Bank calculations. The chart from Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DE), the value of global equities began the year just under $70-T but now exceeds $85-T. Political developments and an easier monetary policy have helped spark […]

Gold Price Futures Technical Analysis

Gold Price Futures Technical Analysis

$GLD $XAU $USD Gold futures are trading nearly flat late Tuesday with gains capped by demand for risky assets and a stronger USD. The market may have been underpinned by slightly weaker US Treasury yields. Fundamentally, the market was pressured by stronger-than-expected US economic data, but may have been supported by concerns over the lack […]

UK PM Pledged to Get BREXIT Done Before Christmas

UK PM Pledged to Get BREXIT Done Before Christmas

UK PM Boris Johnson pledged Saturday to repay the trust of voters in the working-class heartland of northern England who rejected the Labour Party and helped give him an 80-seat majority in Thursday’s election. Speaking to cheering supporters PM Johnson acknowledged the seismic shift that helped sweep him to victory. “I know that people may […]

UK’s Labour Party Implodes, Seeks New Leader

UK’s Labour Party Implodes, Seeks New Leader

The Labour Party’s crushing defeat at the hands of turned-off voters will bring the left-wing party a new leader, thus ending Jeremy Corbyn’s reign and give it an urgent task: To recover the allegiance of its core working class voters. Traditional Labour voters in the north and central parts of England deserted the party in […]

Boris Johnson, Donald Trump Friendship Back on Track

Boris Johnson, Donald Trump Friendship Back on Track

The political friendship between President Trump and British Prime Minister Johnson is back on track. PM Johnson’s Conservative Party’s expected victory in Thursday’s election, clears the way for his BREXIT deal with the European Union, and a trade deal with the United States. And that means the friendship that had been “soft peddled” before the vote in […]

Signs of Global Economic Stabilization Flashing

Signs of Global Economic Stabilization Flashing

The worst may be over for the world economy’s slowdown. A wave of interest-rate cuts by central banks including the Fed and mounting expectations of a US-China trade deal are buoying confidence in financial markets just as Key economic indicators show signs of stabilization after recent declines. While a robust rebound may not be here […]

Britain’s Brexit-weary business community relishing the prospect of a pre-Christmas general election

Britain’s Brexit-weary business community relishing the prospect of a pre-Christmas general election

Britain’s Brexit-weary business community relishing the prospect of a pre-Christmas general election Britain’s Brexit-weary business community on Wednesday relished the prospect of a pre-Christmas general election, even if fears linger in some quarters over a possible Labour government. Business bigwigs hope the festive vote, proposed by Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson, will inject certainty into […]

Paul Ebeling’s DC Commentary: “Investors Ignoring Trump Impeachment ‘Noise'”

Paul Ebeling’s DC Commentary: “Investors Ignoring Trump Impeachment ‘Noise

$USD, $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US Dem House’s impeachment focus is not even a distraction to the financial market, as nothing will or can come of it, as in the world of geopolitics something big happened at the weekend. Sunday, President Trump announced that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the so-called Islamic […]

Pound dips as Brexit saga drags but hopes for deal lend support

Pound dips as Brexit saga drags but hopes for deal lend support

Sterling fell on Monday after MPs voted to delay passing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal, though losses were limited by hopes the country can eventually avoid crashing out of the EU without a divorce agreement in place. The House of Commons sat on a Saturday for the first time in almost four decades […]

BREXIT Talks Down to the Wire

BREXIT Talks Down to the Wire

UK PM Boris Johnson briefed his Cabinet on the progress of last-minute BREXIT talks with the European Union. Britain is due to leave the 28-nation currency bloc on 31 October, and attempts for plans at the border between EU member Ireland and the U.K.’s Northern Ireland have been bumpy. Negotiations intensified last week after PM […]

Brexit-facing UK economy shrinks but set to avoid recession

Brexit-facing UK economy shrinks but set to avoid recession

Britain’s Brexit-facing economy shrank in August, official data showed Thursday, but analysts say a better-than-expected July is expected to help it avoid recession. Gross domestic product — the combined value of all goods and services produced in the economy — slid 0.1 percent in August from July, the Office for National Statistics said in a […]

Traveling Europe after BREXIT

Traveling Europe after BREXIT

Simon Calder debunks the myths and sets the record straight on how travelling to Europe after BREXIT will really change. This article will be upgraded as required… We’re all in the departure lounge – we just don’t know where we’re going. The Leave decision in the EU referendum campaign, the battle about the Draft Withdrawal […]

US Stocks Advanced for 3rd Quarter Running

US Stocks Advanced for 3rd Quarter Running

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $USD, $USO, $GLD, $XAU, $VXX US stocks advanced for the 3rd Quarter running, as investors weighed the latest turns in the trade dispute between the world’s 2 largest economies. The USD rose and Treasuries moved higher. Tech drove the rise after The Trump Administration partially refuted a report it would target […]

Brexit takes wrecking ball to British housing market

Brexit takes wrecking ball to British housing market

As Britain’s deadline to leave the European Union approaches, property prices have slowed or dropped, especially in London, with sector analysts warning of worse to come if Britain crashes out of the bloc without a deal. “The market is at a standstill,” said Beatrice Caboche, director at real estate company Barnes UK. Average property sales […]

UK PM Johnson Will Not Seek a BREXIT Delay

UK PM Johnson Will Not Seek a BREXIT Delay

British PM Johnson has prepared plans to legally stop any BREXIT extension, the plan under consideration would see Johnson sending a letter alongside the request to extend Article 50 setting out that the government does not want any delay after 31 October. PM Boris Johnson is sticking to his BREXIT plan and will not seek […]

Wall Street Liked China Data, Hong Kong and BREXIT News

Wall Street Liked China Data, Hong Kong and BREXIT News

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street’s Key stock indexes bounced Wednesday, after robust economic data from China, easing tensions in Hong Kong and British lawmakers’ approval of a law to delay BREXIT provided some optimism to investors worried about global growth. The Fed’s September Beige Book described overall economic activity as expanding at a […]

PM Johnson, “Enough is enough, let’s get this done”

PM Johnson, “Enough is enough, let’s get this done”

European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said the EU’s executive body, which supervises BREXIT talks on behalf of Britain’s 27 European partners, is operating on the “working assumption” that Britain will leave the bloc 31 October, but… Tuesday, Boris Johnson suffered Key defections from his party, losing a working majority in Parliament and weakening his position […]

British PM Suspends Parliament before BREXIT

British PM Suspends Parliament before BREXIT

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will suspend Britain’s Parliament for more than a month before BREXIT, enraging opponents and raising the stakes in the nation’s most serious political event in decades. Cheered President Trump, Mr. Johnson launched the move to take the country out of the EU by 31 October with or without an exit deal, […]

Traveling Etiquette

Traveling Etiquette

When it comes to travel, your manners are the carry on that matters most. Travel broadens the mind, but there are often an unwritten rules governing behavior. From the expectations of other tourists to ingrained traditions and customs, and you do not want to offend. To avoid making a faux pas that ruins your trip, […]

The US Can’t Help Brexit’s Impact on Britain

The US Can’t Help Brexit’s Impact on Britain

A possible trade deal with the U.S. will do little to mitigate the impact of Britain leaving the EU without a deal in place, economists have told CNBC. Both the U.K. and U.S. governments have expressed a desire to forge a partial deal on trade as soon as possible after Britain’s anticipated departure from the […]

EU and UK Citizen Rights After Brexit

EU and UK Citizen Rights After Brexit

Amid the ongoing Brexit stalemate, the Home Office is pushing ahead with its plan for EU citizens living in the UK to register for a new ‘settled status’. It has launched a new nation wide marketing campaign to encourage them to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme before its full roll-out on March 30. All […]

Irish Economy To Be Most Vulnerable In Brexit

Irish Economy To Be Most Vulnerable In Brexit

Some of the Irish businesses most exposed to the risk of Britain crashing out of the European Union in 10 weeks are not very well prepared, Ireland’s government warned yesterday. The Irish economy is considered the most vulnerable among EU members to Brexit, with employment-heavy industries in rural areas among those relying most on doing […]

Merkel Warns a Peaceful Brexit is Crucial

Merkel Warns a Peaceful Brexit is Crucial

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Wednesday of the economic impact of a chaotic no-deal Brexit, hours before she was to receive British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his first foreign visit. ‘The economic sky is not cloudless’, and global tensions and Britain’s impending departure from the European Union ‘are already causing us headaches’, Merkel told […]

EU Bosses “a bit negative, but we will get to a deal”–UK PM Johnson

EU Bosses “a bit negative, but we will get to a deal”–UK PM Johnson

The EU is being “a bit negative” about the prospects of reaching a BREXIT but it can be done, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday. The bloc earlier rebuffed Mr. Johnson’s demand that it reopen the BREXIT deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to the backstop, an agreed insurance policy […]

UK Does Not Want to Import Europe’s Failure

UK Does Not Want to Import Europe’s Failure

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn called on Monday for a general election to try to end the Brexit impasse, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under pressure to recall parliament. Corbyn hates democracy and has embraced communism, he is now attempting to derail Brexit. Corbyn said his Labour Party would offer a second referendum on […]

Britain and EU Brexit Agreements

Britain and EU Brexit Agreements

A no-deal Brexit on October 31 could cause food, fuel and medicine shortages. According to government assessments leaked to the press. Despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson ramping up preparations in his first weeks in office. Johnson ordered government departments to “turbo-charge” contingency planning after taking power on July 24. Promising “all necessary funding” beyond the […]

Boris Johnson Will Tell Macron, Merkel and Others That the UK Parliament Cannot Stop BREXIT

Boris Johnson Will Tell Macron, Merkel and Others That the UK Parliament Cannot Stop BREXIT

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the British parliament cannot stop BREXIT. “This coming week, Mr Johnson will travel to Germany and France to insist to Emmanuel Macron, the French president, and Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, that Parliament cannot stop BREXIT,” the report […]

Euro Crisis Begins Anew

Euro Crisis Begins Anew

German investor confidence hit its lowest ebb in almost eight years in August, a survey by the ZEW institute showed Tuesday, sapped by trade and currency wars and the threat of a no-deal Brexit. The Mannheim-based researchers’ monthly barometer measuring investors’ economic expectations for Europe’s powerhouse economy plunged 19.6 points, to -44.1. That was far […]

Huge US Trade Deal in the Works with the UK on No-deal EU Exit

Huge US Trade Deal in the Works with the UK on No-deal EU Exit

The Trump Administration will pursue a free-trade agreement with Britain as soon as possible after it leaves the EU, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday as the country’s new Foreign Secretary made his 1st official visit to the United States. Secretary Pompeo also thanked the government of new British Prime Minister Boris Johnson for […]

No One Has a Straight Answer as to Why Gold is in a Strong Bull Market

No One Has a Straight Answer as to Why Gold is in a Strong Bull Market

$XAU, $GLD, $USD FLASH: The precious Yellow metal is now acting like the Key safe-haven from the world’s problems. Gold prices spiked Monday rising 1.5% to new 6-year highs. Gold is the play within the trade dispute between Presidents Trump and Xi. Gold risen 17% since the moment last December when President Trump declared, “I am a […]

Boris Johnson, a Man in a Hurry

Boris Johnson, a Man in a Hurry

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

Good News and Earnings are Driving This Market

Good News and Earnings are Driving This Market

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Wall Street Liked the Trade News and Earnings Reports Moving this Market S&P 500 closes above 3000, boosted by encouraging trade news and positive earnings, guidance from widely-held companies High-level trade talks will reportedly continue in China next week from Monday to Wednesday 10 of 11 S&P 500 sectors […]

Wall Street Focus: Big Tech and Multinational Industrials

Wall Street Focus: Big Tech and Multinational Industrials

$AAPL, $KO, $CAT, $AMZN, $MCD, $BA, $OIL, $SOY FLASH: Earnings season continues with companies including: Amazon.com, Alphabet, Unilever, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Boeing. Monday, technology shares led gainers among US stocks following mixed sessions in Europe and Asia as investors looked ahead to a busy week of corporate earnings. Crude Oil gained amid tensions in […]

British Pound Hitting New lows

British Pound Hitting New lows

The Pound-to-Euro exchange rate has fallen 3.66% in May while the Pound has fallen 4.25% against the Dollar over the same period.  It appears that Brexit uncertainty played a hand in the contraction last month, with new orders plummeting in May as retailers sought to sell through inventories stockpiled in recent months in preparation for […]

Investor Focus this Week: Geopolitical Events + Big Bank Earnings

Investor Focus this Week: Geopolitical  Events + Big Bank Earnings

$BAC, $C, $JPM, $MS, $WFC, $USD, $GBP, $JPY The Fed As the US yield curve is deciding whether to invert/not Invert, investors seek reassurance that we are in a era of non-inflationary growth, and focus on monthly price gauges this week. Wednesday, the US Labor Department is expected to report that its March Consumer Price […]

US Economy Looks ‘Very Good’ in Here, Stocks Break Out on Volume

US Economy Looks ‘Very Good’ in Here, Stocks Break Out on Volume

$DIA, $SPY,$QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: S&P 500 marks its Best Quarter since 2009 Friday the US stock market liked what it heard: The US and China held “constructive” trade talks in Beijing this week, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the White House. Trade talks will continue next week in Washington with China’s Vice […]

Gold Firms, Investors Move into Safe-haven Assets

Gold Firms, Investors Move into Safe-haven Assets

$GLD.$USD, $JPY FLASH: Last week gold posted its 3rd consecutive weekly gainer and rose 1%, the most since the week ending 1 February. The fundamentals Spot gold up 0.1% at $1,314.21 oz as of 0128 GMT. US gold futures up 0.2% at $1,314.40 oz. Investors sold shares Monday moving to the safety of bonds, while […]

The Geopolitical Uncertainty Vs The Price of Gold

The Geopolitical Uncertainty Vs The Price of Gold

$GLD, $USD, $EUR, $GBP, $CNY What we have been seeing over the past few years is that confidence in government is fading and the price of Gold is rising. Some current examples The UK House of Commons voted 413-202 last week to delay Britain’s exit from the EU. Despite resounding defeats, Prime Minister Theresa May […]

Managed Money Looking Closely at Gold

Managed Money Looking Closely at Gold

$GLD, $BAR,$USD FLASH: Some money managers says recession fears on global-economic slowdown sign actually give savvy investors a Golden opportunity to start investing in a precious metal commonly considered a haven amid uncertainty and say that gold’s price is “very affordable” now. “You’ve had a bit of a V-shaped recovery in the market, but [with] […]

BREXIT Delay Ahead

BREXIT Delay Ahead

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the EU to delay BREXIT by at least 3 months after her plan to hold a 3rd vote on the divorce deal was thrown into disarray by a surprise intervention from the speaker of Parliament. Nearly 3 years after Britain voted narrowly to leave the EU, its departure […]

Germany Cuts Growth Forecast for 2019

Germany Cuts Growth Forecast for 2019

The German government’s panel of independent economic advisers has slashed its growth forecast for this year and is now predicting that the German economy will grow by only 0.8%. In a regular update, the panel cut its Y 2019 forecast from the previous 1.5% and said growth may accelerate next year to 1.7%. The experts […]

‘BREXTENDED’ Voted in UK Parliament

‘BREXTENDED’ Voted in UK Parliament

FLASH: UK Parliament voted Thursday to seek a delay of the country’s departure from the European Union, a move that will likely avert a chaotic withdrawal on the scheduled exit date of March 29. With Brexit due in 15 days and no divorce deal yet approved, the House of Commons voted 412-202 to ask the […]

President Trump on BREXIT, “I’m Surprised at How Badly it Has All Gone

President Trump on BREXIT, “I’m Surprised at How Badly it Has All Gone

FLASH: President Trump says his administration “looks forward to negotiating a large scale Trade Deal with the United Kingdom” as the country continues to try to hash out its departure from the European Union. Thursday, President Trump said that he is “surprised at how badly” negotiations have gone between the United Kingdom and the European […]

UK PM May Confirms Parliament Will Get to Vote between No-deal BREXIT and Delaying Departure from EU

UK PM May Confirms Parliament Will Get to Vote between No-deal BREXIT and Delaying Departure from EU

UPDATE: Britain’s Parliament strongly rejects Prime Minister’s BREXIT deal in major blow to EU divorce plan. Parliament Parliament to Vote between No-deal BREXIT and Delaying Departure from EU Thursday. UK PM Theresa May worked to win last-minute changes from the European Union to her BREXIT deal Monday, a day before a Key vote in Britain’s […]

EU’s Slowdown Worse Than Investors Imagine

EU’s Slowdown Worse Than Investors Imagine

FLASH: The EU’s economy is cooling more than many investors believe, the slowdown poses the biggest risk to the market. The European Central Bank (ECB) has limited tools at its disposal to respond to economic weakness while European governments are not prepared to respond with spending warns Mohamed El-Erian. “People are underestimating how quickly Europe […]

Trump Administration: The Future of Post-BREXIT UK-US Trade

Trump Administration: The Future of Post-BREXIT UK-US Trade

FLASH: Calling for “fair, balanced, and reciprocal trade with the UK” and “state of the art rules” to achieve it, the US Trade Representative has published an 18-page document of negotiating objectives for the forthcoming UK-U.S. trade deal both nations hope to strike if Britain finally leaves the EU. The new document, from President Trump’s Trade […]

BREXIT Uncertainty Dampens London Fashion Week

BREXIT Uncertainty Dampens London Fashion Week

London is taking its turn in the style spotlight with the opening of London Fashion Week, an extravaganza that will feature up-and-coming young designers along with big names like Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry. More than 100 catwalk shows are scheduled along with countless crowded, parties and dozens of presentations. The London-based Turkish designer […]

PM May Plays for Time on BREXIT Deal

PM May  Plays for Time on BREXIT Deal

UK PM Theresa May is seeking more time to renegotiate her BREXIT deal as Parliament threatens to take control over the process to stop the UK opting out of the EU with no agreement in place. The PM wrote a conciliatory letter to opposition Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, after he proposed setting her a new […]

The EU is a Failed Experiment in Socialism, it is “Coming apart before our eyes”

The EU is a Failed Experiment in Socialism, it is  “Coming apart before our eyes”

The rise of populism is leading to Europe “coming apart before our eyes,” a group of 30 historians and Nobel laureates from 21 countries conclude in a co-signed letter Sunday. “We must now will Europe or perish beneath the waves of populism,” the letter reads, per the report. “We must rediscover political voluntarism or accept that resentment, […]

More Time for BREXIT Possible

More Time for BREXIT Possible

The Latest on Britain’s exit from the EU Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is suggesting it may be possible to give Britain more time to leave the European Union if it comes up with a good strategy, saying a no-deal BREXIT would be bad for everyone. Chancellor Kurz is quoted by Germany’s Welt am Sonntag newspaper […]

German Economy Seeing Worst Year Since 2013

German Economy Seeing Worst Year Since 2013

Germany’s economic performance in Y 2018 was its weakest in 5 years, it was reported Tuesday. The German economy grew 1.5% last year, a sharp decliner from the 2.2% expansion in Y 2017, and the slowest annual rate since the European debt crisis in Y 2013. Experts say the slowdown was due to a number of […]

BREXIT Update: PM May’s Government Survived No-confidence Vote

BREXIT Update: PM May’s Government Survived No-confidence Vote

$GBP, $USD Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government survived a no-confidence vote, a day after her BREXIT deal was overwhelmingly rejected by lawmakers. The House of Commons expressed confidence in the government by 325 votes to 306, meaning Mrs. May can remain in office. There was no effect on US financial markets. Tuesday, UK […]

Looking Ahead: Seeing No Rate Hikes, No Recession, 20%+ Rally Ahead

Looking Ahead: Seeing No Rate Hikes, No Recession, 20%+ Rally Ahead

$SPY, $GLD Surprise, after all of the ‘bunk’ you have heard since early October, do not be shocked that there will be no additional Fed rate hikes, a 20% S&P 500 rally and no recession.. Byron Wein defines “surprise” as an event that the average investor would only assign a 33% chance of taking place […]

No Recession in 2019, Volatility to Continue

No Recession in 2019, Volatility to Continue

2019 Will Bring Volatility, But No Recession, UBS Said in its year end report The year will bring increased volatility but no recession, UBS predicts in its “2019 Year Ahead” outlook report. Because of that, investors should stay invested and look for opportunities that the uncertain market will provide, the financial firm advised. On balance, […]

BREXIT 2019: It May Not Happen

BREXIT 2019: It May Not Happen

Now the chances of the UK leaving the EU are “50-50’’ if Parliament rejects Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement in January, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said in an interview Sunday. “If we were not to vote for that, I’m not sure I would give it much more than 50-50,” the veteran campaigner for […]

Europe Shows it is Anti-Democracy

Europe Shows it is Anti-Democracy

The UK is free to unilaterally revoke a notification to depart from the EU, the European Court has ruled. The judicial body said this could be done without changing the terms of London’s membership in the bloc. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) opined in a document issued on Monday that Britain can reverse Article […]

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