Business Travel is Critical

Business Travel is Critical

#travel #business In Y 2018, business-travel spending exceeded $1.4-T, that is 21.4% of the global travel and hospitality sector. More than 50% of business travel is concentrated in 2 economies, the US and China. Business travel encompasses transient travel and travel for meetings, incentives, conferences, and events from large-group offsite gatherings to industry-wide exhibitions. Corporate […]

President Trump, “An Incredible Comeback is Underway”

President Trump, “An Incredible Comeback is Underway”

#PresidentTrump #economy #comback $QQQ $SPY $GM $F $MMM We are seeing the fastest economic recovery in US history Under President Trump, America built the strongest economy the world has ever seen. The stock market broke and continues to break records, the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest marks in 50 yrs, and income inequality fell as […]

Sitting on a Cash Pile 4.0? Cloud Communications Services for Business and Consumers

Sitting on a Cash Pile 4.0? Cloud Communications Services for Business and Consumers

#Vonage #cloud #communications #earnings #business #consumers $VG Vonage Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:VG) finished at 12.53 Friday post-earnings against it 52 wk trading range of 4.18 – 13.75. Vonage shares have added about 72% since the beginning of this year Vs the S&P 500’s gainer of 3%. VG shares broke out on 22 April at 8.22 and […]

US Economic Activity Increases Despite Uncertainty

US Economic Activity Increases Despite Uncertainty

#Fed #economy #businesses #BeigeBook #C19Coronavirus #growth $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX US businesses saw an uptick in activity into the beginning of July as states eased restrictions to contain the novel coronavirus chaos, a Fed report showed Wednesday, but remained uncertain about the economic outlook going forward. The picture illustrated in the Fed’s latest snapshot of […]

The Difference Between Private Jet Charter and 1st Class Flying

The Difference Between Private Jet Charter and 1st Class Flying

#Private #Jet #Charter #1stClass #flying #World #opensup #US #Europe, #ownership #luxury #pets #business #personal #virus #travel Most of the US and Europe is out of lockdown and in a few weeks, open travel for business and pleasure will be an option again. But, no matter how much we want things to be completely back to normal, it is not […]

The Team Leader!

The Team Leader!

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way. People buy into the leader before they buy into the vision. Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them. Leading a Team onto the battlefield of business  is not for the faint […]

May 2020: World Business Economic Sentiment

May 2020: World Business Economic Sentiment

Economic sentiment has improved since last month, per our latest survey of global executives on C-19 coronavirus chaos and the economy. Still, their near-term outlook remains more negative than positive. Since early April, a growing number of businesses and governments around the world have begun to reopen, ushering in a new phase of the C-19 coronavirus […]

Seeing Signs of the World’s Economies Rebounding From the C-19 virus Chaos, Things are Stable, Time to Grow

Seeing Signs of the World’s Economies Rebounding From the C-19 virus Chaos, Things are Stable, Time to Grow

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Savvy economists say there is evidence the world economy has begun to recover from the C-19 coronavirus chaos, and the Draconian restrictions placed on businesses and consumers. “Economic activity has probably bottomed now,” said the chief economist at Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) in a note to clients Monday. “Lockdowns and social […]

Halt the Coronavirus Chaos, Imposed Isolation Prolongs the Problem, Open Up the Country

Halt the Coronavirus Chaos, Imposed Isolation Prolongs the Problem, Open Up the Country

The COVID-19 coronavirus looks to be entering the containment phase, as some experts believe. The Big Q: Is this Phase I?  Americans are desperate for sensible policymakers with courage to ignore the chaos and rely on the facts. Officials must combine the empirical evidence that we have with fundamental principles of established biology, then open up the […]

Virus Chaos Business Interruption Claims May Destroy the Property and Casualty Insurers

Virus Chaos Business Interruption Claims May Destroy the Property and Casualty Insurers

$CB $TVR In any case this emergency health chaos will trigger the largest single loss in insurance history. UBS estimates industry insured losses for non-US business interruption total $7 to 22-B. In the US, monthly small business losses are seen at between so far at $431, according to the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, rendering […]

US Unemployment Numbers are High, They Were Not Caused by the Economy’s Underlying Fundamentals

US Unemployment Numbers are High, They Were Not Caused by the Economy’s Underlying Fundamentals

Friday, Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said he is “optimistic” that the United States can recover from the current economic situation faster than in the past fundamental downturns. “Unemployment numbers are very high, much higher than we’ve seen in years past, but it is from a different cause,” Secretary Scalia said in a TV interview. “It […]

The Global Business Sentiment in the Wake of the COVID-19 Coronavirus

The Global Business Sentiment in the Wake of the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In McKinsey’s latest survey global executives report a gloomier outlook than a month ago, 67% expect a sizable contraction in the world economy, and a most predict declining company profits. The COVID-19 chaos spread quickly across and within geographies, and now executives share growing concerns about its economic impact and, varying by region, dramatic shifts in […]

All Business is ‘Essential’

All Business is ‘Essential’

“When a government official can determine how essential one’s livelihood is, everyone is vulnerable.”–Amanda Snell Afew months ago it may have been difficult to imagine a world where going to work, operating a sit-down restaurant, or engaging in business with consenting individuals was punishable by law. Where going to the gym or getting a haircut was not newsworthy or […]

Moderate Congressional Democrats Want Quick Deal on Small-business Coronavirus Aid

Moderate Congressional Democrats Want Quick Deal on Small-business Coronavirus Aid

Friday, 15 moderate Democrats, the Key to their party’s control of the US House of Representatives urge Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) to move quickly to replenish a fund to help small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic, with “No Excuses” saying other party priorities can wait. Both Democrats and Republicans did not end the stalemate […]

President Trump Vs Some Governors, the President Wins!

President Trump Vs Some Governors, the President Wins!

President Trump has declared his latest “Me Vs Them” war portraying himself as the Commander in Chief overseeing a hand full of insurgent Democrat governors. In the United States there may be a dust-up emerging between President Trump and some state governors from the East and the West coasts, who Monday banded together in 2 […]

President Trump Wants to Open as Much as Possible in May

President Trump Wants to Open as Much as Possible in May

With the economy rapidly unraveling and nearly 17-M Americans having filed for unemployment The Trump Administration is pushing to reopen the country by 1 May. Monday, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said he and his team have selected 100 business leaders to join a Special Task Force dedicated to re-opening the economy after the coronavirus crisis passes. […]

Secretary Mnuchin Assembled 100 Business Leaders for Special Reopening Task Force

Secretary Mnuchin Assembled 100 Business Leaders for Special Reopening Task Force

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Monday, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said he and his team have selected 100 business leaders to join a Special Task Force dedicated to re-opening the economy after the coronavirus crisis passes. The task force will work with medical advisers to develop a timeline for re-opening the economy, with 1 May as a […]

There is a Real Crisis in the Commercial Real Estate Sector Driven by the Coronavirus

There is a Real Crisis in the Commercial Real Estate Sector Driven by the Coronavirus

In just a few weeks, the lives of The People have changed in ways they had never imagined. People can no longer meet, work, eat, shop, and socialize as they used to. The working world moved rapidly from business as usual to cautious travel, office closures, and work-from-home mandates. Instead of traveling and going out to […]

President Trump is Working with Private Sector to Reopen America and Kickstart the Economy

President Trump is Working with Private Sector to Reopen America and Kickstart the Economy

President Trump continues to want to reopen the nation’s economy as soon as possible, and is working “hand-in-glove” with the private sector to make that happen, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Tuesday.  “This is not a total government-run operation,” Mr. Kudlow said on TV. “We are cooperating with the private sector. They are […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Coronavirus Broke Globalism

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Coronavirus Broke Globalism

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Just In: Southeast Asian stock markets inched higher Monday, tracking global equities that gained due to a slowdown in coronavirus-related deaths and new infections Last Week’s US Stock Market View Technical Analysis: The action in the major US stock indexes over the past few sessions was almost identical as large-cap […]

Fed’s Bullard, “There is a lot of potential for this relief program to be successful”

Fed’s Bullard, “There is a lot of potential for this relief program to be successful”

Sunday, St. Louis Fed President said the $2.2-T economic relief bill approved by Congress was appropriately sized and that a further relief effort may not be needed if support efforts are well executed. “I felt like this one was well-sized for the situation,” St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said on TV when asked if […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, World Vs Coronavirus

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, World Vs Coronavirus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $JPM Just in: JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) says the stock market rout has probably past its worst now. Again, there is something really different about the COVIS-19 coronavirus and the world’s reaction to it, the reaction is unprecedented, and scary. The past 4 wks have seen huge responses not only from central […]

President Trump’s Fed has Brought the Global Financial System Back from the Edge

President Trump’s Fed has Brought the Global Financial System Back from the Edge

$ICE $USD $BAC $WFC This week Fed Chairman Powell set out to offer a explanation for the complicated steps he is taking to relieve dire stresses in the global financial system. “Many places in the capital markets, which support borrowing by households and businesses. I am talking about mortgages and car loans and things like […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Financial World Vs the Coronavirus

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Financial World Vs the Coronavirus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX There is something very different about the coronavirus and the world’s reaction to it. That reaction is unprecedented, and unnerving. The past 4 wks have seen huge responses from central banks which were confident in the global economic outlook and in no hurry to move on rates. Since then we […]

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 […]

Time to Step Back, Focus on Investing Not Day to Day Speculation, Do Not Sell American Markets Short

Time to Step Back, Focus on Investing Not Day to Day Speculation, Do Not Sell American Markets Short

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Investing like a savvy investor during a Bear market often yields better returns, but it means avoiding emotional-driven decisions. The benchmark that Wall Street uses to determine a Bear market is when the stock market takes a 20 – 22% decline. But following the strategies of millionaires or successful hedge funds […]

Everything You Need to Know About Private ‘Jet Setting’

Everything You Need to Know About Private ‘Jet Setting’

The world of flying private is a bit confusing. As there is an ever-increasing number jet models and global charter operators. An short history of private jets Fliers have owned jets for about 30 years. But in Y 1998, when Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway acquired NetJets and its parent company, Executive Jet Aviation, the game changed. The purchase […]

“Smooth Sailing” on Blockbuster Economy

“Smooth Sailing” on Blockbuster Economy

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX S&P 500 and NAS Comp finish on new highs, virus concerns fade. Stephen Moore, the Heritage Foundation’s chief economist, said Wednesday that there is nothing negative to say about the US economy. The US economy has hit record-highs across the board, Mr. Moore told Wednesday’s “National Report.” “You got the lowest unemployment […]

President Trump’s Economic Success Impressed Davos Elites

President Trump’s Economic Success Impressed Davos Elites

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow that President Trump’s indisputable economic success very much impressed many chief executives attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. President Trump touted the success of the US economy in a rousing speech last Tuesday.  In a wide-ranging address pitched to appeal to the Davos crowd, touting the achievements […]

States That Backed Donald Trump Growing Faster Than Hillary Clinton Supporters

States That Backed Donald Trump Growing Faster Than Hillary Clinton Supporters

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The States that backed Republican President Trump in Y 2016 have enjoyed faster growth last year than states that supported Democrat Hillary Clinton, a Yelp index shows. Five of the 7 fastest-growing states in the US during Y 2019 went Red in the last Presidential election, according to a trend tracked […]

Goldie Says Stocks Can Go Higher

Goldie Says Stocks Can Go Higher

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Some on Wall Street see a sharp reversal hitting this year’s stock market rally now that fast-money quants have ramped up their speculative bets. But the real money has the potential to come in and lead even if these systematic players slow down. Tepid inflows into mutual funds and exchange-traded […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Market Summary: This long Bull Run still looks look strong, and here is why: Stocks bypassed a soft open Thursday and gapped North. Small and mid-caps joined the large-caps in achieving strong breaks higher. The economic data showed renewed promise. Options expiration Friday came and went. A long weekend came […]

Housing Upswing will Bolster Economy

Housing Upswing will Bolster Economy

$LEN, $TOL, $KBH A revitalized US housing market will help keep the economy moving along despite a potential threat posed by a derailment in corporate spending. Home construction outlays, which account for almost 4% of GDP increased for a 5th month running in November, marking a welcome departure from a yearlong slowdown. Buyers, their confidence […]

DJIA 40,000 Just a Few Years Away

DJIA 40,000 Just a Few Years Away

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX S&P 500 and NAS Comp closed at record highs ahead of earnings season Monday’s advance is attributed to these factors: The positive price action buoying sentiment Expectations that the upcoming earnings season will include reassuring guidance News the Us will remove China from its currency manipulator list, thereby improving trade […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Y 2020 extended Y 2019 action as the big tech names led and the smaller-caps lagged. While the S&P 500’s valuation chart may be giving some investors flashbacks to the Y 2018 market meltdown, the Bulls are resolute. Corporate earnings are expected to fall for a 2nd Q running, as […]

America’s Greatest Bull Market Powers Through the Mideast Storm

America’s Greatest Bull Market Powers Through the Mideast Storm

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Late Friday US stocks came off from record-high marks as investors took profit and data showed slower-than-expected December US jobs growth, but the major indexes posted gainers on the week. Domestic jobs increased by 145,000 last month, below the forecast for a 164,000 rise, the US government data showed, as the pace […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, as it Goes Back to Work in 2020

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, as it Goes Back to Work in 2020

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $APPL $VXX The Y 2020 started off with a Y 2019 flavor as the big names led and the smaller-caps lagged. Chinese stimulus got some credit for the gains, but there is no doubt that new money was put to work as the volume rose to solid marks. Buyers want stocks, […]

Key Element in ‘Phase 1’ Trade Resolution: China Implements Foreign Investment Law

Key Element in ‘Phase 1’ Trade Resolution: China Implements Foreign Investment Law

China has unveiled a regulation on implementing the foreign investment law (FDI) to better protect the legitimate rights and interests of foreign investors. Premier Li Keqiang signed a State Council decree to publish the regulation. It takes effect on 1 January 2020, the same day when the law becomes effective. As a matching regulation to […]

Wedbush’s Top Analysts Stock Picks for 2020

Wedbush’s Top Analysts Stock Picks for 2020

$AAPL, $MSFT, $VMW,$CYBR, $ZS, $PANW, $WORK After a strong Y 2019 for the broad markets in general, and the tech sector specifically, Y 2020 poses an interesting Question on what is next for this sector. Wedbush analysts believes that there is clear momentum for the tech stocks as a number of transformational trends such as […]

The Beijing Report on the US-China Trade Dispute Resolution

The Beijing Report on the US-China Trade Dispute Resolution

Wider, deeper opening up to reshape China’s economic landscape Opening up has been among the major policy moves that underpinned China’s huge economic growth over the past decades, and even though protectionism is on the rise, the country has been steadily delivering its promise of opening its doors wider. At a Key economic conference earlier […]

Paul Ebeling’s China Business Commentary

Paul Ebeling’s China Business Commentary

Expect China to push for lasting business environment improvement nation and worldwide on the coming resolution of the US trade dispute. More efforts should be made to promote a continuous improvement in China’s business environment nationwide, an official said Monday. Improving the business environment is an important guarantee for further opening up to the outside […]

Hunter Biden Resigns Chinese Board

Hunter Biden Resigns Chinese Board

“Whatever happened to Hunter? Where the hell is he?” President Trump asked his rally crowd. “Let’s do another T-shirt. Where’s Hunter?” Soon after the rally, President Trump’s 2020 campaign website started selling $25 T-shirts emblazoned with “Where’s Hunter?” Forcing him out of his low-profile stance on the brewing China-Ukraine scandal. President Trump has called on […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $GLD, $VXX SPECIAL REPORT: The Future of this Rally, what is Next? Thee DJIA futures are up a bit Sunday night, along with S&P 500 futures and NAS Comp futures. This stock market rally has stood negative headlines, but is not yet making a final push to record highs. Arguably, this […]

Special Report: The Future of Asia (Parts 2/3)

Special Report: The Future of Asia (Parts 2/3)

Asia is diverse and complementary, and Asia-for-Asia industrial supply-chain networks are emerging. Asia is a highly diverse region, there is no single Asia but many. We identified 4 distinct groups of economies based on scale, economic development, interactions with one another, and connectedness to the world. Each of these “4 Asia’s” has characteristics that complement […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New FUV Will Be a Real Sports Utility Vehicle

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New FUV Will Be a Real Sports Utility Vehicle

$RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) upcoming SUV will stand out in increasingly crowded segment. Ferrari’s highly controversial SUV is well on its way to production. The Purosangue will not be the firm’s 1st 4-seater, its history is full 2+2s. But it will be the 1st high-riding model with the Prancing Horse emblem on its nose. Conquering this territory is […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New F8 Tributo Spider

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New F8 Tributo Spider

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has introduced several new vehicles in the past 12 months. The Icona cars based on the 812 Superfast, F8 Tributo Berlinetta, SF90 Stradale gas-electric hybrid, and now is the perfect time to introduce not 1, but 2 spiders, the most romantic of all sports car designs. 1st, the central pillar of the […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) FUV Purosangue in 2022?

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) FUV Purosangue in 2022?

$RACE I have been talking and writing about the coming Ferrari UV for that last 3+ years, before it even had a name and it is still 3 yrs years away from production say in Y 2022. The Maranello Outfit’s 1st-ever FUV now officially has a name: Purosangue meaning “pureblood” or “thoroughbred” in Italian. It […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Emissions, Sound Regulations Are Threatening the V12

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Emissions, Sound Regulations Are Threatening the V12

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) say the V12 could be in trouble. In an interview recently Ferrari Chief Technology Officer Michael Leiters said tightening emission regulations and new sound rules are making life difficult for the 12-cylinder engine. However, he says, the company is not abandoning the iconic powertrain yet even though the company is already packing smaller twin-turbo […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New 812 GTS, a V12 Supercar for ‘the People’

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New 812 GTS, a V12 Supercar for ‘the People’

$RACE The Key phrase in Ferrari’s 812 GTS debut announcement is ‘series production’ The words are important when it comes to the new drop-top front-engine V12 Ferrari, as in the recent past, Ferrari has been quick to put a cap on the number of such Supercars it would produce (-1), but that is now changed. The […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Launched its 2 New Spiders at Maranello, Shunning Frankfurt

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Launched its 2 New Spiders at Maranello, Shunning Frankfurt

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) joined other high-end automakers including Aston Martin, Bentley and Rolls-Royce in skipping this year’s Frankfurt auto show, despite launching 2 new models on the eve of the event. Ferrari chose to launch the F8 spider and 812 GTS in Maranello, Italy, despite the opportunity of an ideal venue in Germany, Europe’s biggest […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the Aristocrat of the Automotive Sector, ‘Buy on the Dip’

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the Aristocrat of the Automotive Sector, ‘Buy on the Dip’

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) shares dropped 6% to the bottom of the FTSE MIB index, with investors booking profits after the Supercar maker unveiled 2 new cars Monday at Frankfurt, the stock is up 59% YTD. With a market capitalization of $37-B, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is similarly sized to Ford but about 50% the size of GM, and it […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Unveiled the 812 GTS, 1st 12Cyl Convertible in Decades

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Unveiled the 812 GTS, 1st 12Cyl Convertible in Decades

$RACE The lore is: “I married the 12-cylinder engine and I never divorced it,” once noted Enzo Ferrari. And despite Enzo’s passing away more than 31 years ago, that love affair at Maranello continues, as evidenced by Monday morning’s debut of the Ferrari 812 GTS at the marque’s test track at Fiorano Modenese, Italy. The new convertible is the […]

Supersonic Flight Competition is Heating Up

Supersonic Flight Competition is Heating Up

$LMT These companies are pushing to put supersonic passenger planes back in the sky It has been 16 years since the last commercial supersonic flight, operated by Concorde, flew the Atlantic. Concorde carried travelers from London and Paris to places like New York, Dakar, Senegal, Rio de Janeiro, and Mexico City in 50% the time of traditional aircraft and was the preferred way to fly […]

The New Globalization

The New Globalization

The term globalization encompasses a range of social, political, and economic changes. Some disciplines including anthropology or sociology focus on cultural changes of growing interconnectedness, such as the expansion of brands like Nike and McDonalds, and the networked world through social media. Other disciplines such as economics track the exchange of finances, goods and services […]

Special Report (Part 1): The Center of the World is Moving to Asia

Special Report (Part 1): The Center of the World is Moving to Asia

Asia is a hub of world trade, it is home to some of the world’s largest companies, the fastest-growing part of the Internet, and the engine of global consumption growth. Plus it is reaching to become the world’s financial center too, Asia is Now. In the Y 2000 I wrote a paper on this coming […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE): “We have no reason to change drivers”

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE): “We have no reason to change drivers”

$RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) team manager Mattia Binotto says there is no reason to change Ferrari drivers. Mattia Binotto says Ferrari will head into Y 2020 with an unchanged driver lineup. There has been high speculation about the future of Sebastian Vettel, with the latest theory being that he could return to Red Bull Racing next […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 60 Yrs of Supercar Evolution

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 60 Yrs of Supercar Evolution

$RACE Picturing and Specking the 250 GTO to the SF90 Stradale from the Maranello Outfit over 60 Yrs. Here is a Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) evolution video of some of the greatest cars ever made anywhere, they are all Italian Supercars. Few brands can rival the performance or pedigree of Ferrari, whether it’s a front-engined GT machine or […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Wows Investors with its Stock’s Performance & New Supercars

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Wows Investors with its Stock’s Performance & New Supercars

$RACE With its Q-2 Y 2019 release, Ferrari  (NYSE:RACE)  delivered another strong Quarter of financial results. The company met Quarterly expectations and confirmed its financial guidance for the year. The strong results were overshadowed by the discussion of Ferrari’s 2 new models on the call, including the company’s 1st hybrid Supercar. Ferrari’s Q-2 Y 2019 numbers: […]

F1: Vettel: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Not in Control of Formula One Racing

F1: Vettel: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Not in Control of Formula One Racing

$RACE Sebastian Vettel believes his Ferrari F1 team is “quite far” from its ambition of being able to control races given its performance is so track dependent this season. Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has shown enough pace to be in contention at several races this season but goes into the summer break without a victory in 12 […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Has a Waiting List for it Supercars

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Has a Waiting List for it Supercars

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) cars are not easy to buy, command a high price and there is a waiting list. Ferrari needs no introduction, its brand perhaps the most recognizable in the world, it is synonymous with professional motor-sports racing and an upscale lifestyle. Ferrari defines its own category of luxury sports cars and does not compete […]

Bitcoin (BTC) Rally Up, Rally Down, Wild Market Volatility is the Norm

Bitcoin (BTC) Rally Up, Rally Down, Wild Market Volatility is the Norm

$BTC, $BTCUSD FLASH: Bitcoin (BTC) Not a Game for Casual Players Financial markets experts agree that fast run-up in prices is a bubble. And the Big Q is always when/not if, its price will crash, and the effect of a crash?  The Financial Stability Oversight Commission recently came out with a report listing challenges to financial stability, […]

Helping Startups Access Data

Helping Startups Access Data

Equifax Inc., a global data, analytics and technology company, today announced a joint collaboration with FinTech Sandbox to help drive global FinTech innovation. Startups can now leverage various forms of consumer and commercial data from Equifax in an effort to help these new businesses develop products for the benefit of the industry and consumers. Nonprofit […]

Trade Worries Not a Drag on US Business Investment

Trade Worries Not a Drag on US Business Investment

$GS Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) economists are skeptical that trade policy uncertainty is a major drag on business investment now. Instead, they are pointing to other economic indicators, which they say are still okay. “The link between economic policy uncertainty and Capex weakens sharply when taking into account financial conditions and company investment spending expectations, which […]

If you were paying close attention last week you Keyed on This…

If you were paying close attention last week you Keyed on This…

$EURUSD FLASH: Last week, Fed Chairman Powell said, “…we will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion.” With those few words Chairman Powell took the strength out of the argument for a recession because the Fed is very powerful. And with the stock market rallying, President Trump threatening more tariffs on China, stocks are just […]

U.S. Hiring Has High A 13 Year High

U.S. Hiring Has High A 13 Year High

U.S. employers are reporting the strongest nationwide hiring intentions in 13 years at +21%, according to the Q3 2019 ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) Employment Outlook Survey.* The last time the survey of more than 11,500 employers reported an Outlook as high as +21% was in Q3 2006. Employers in all 13 industries report double-digit hiring intentions, suggesting […]

American Business Awards

American Business Awards

Billtrust, the leader in B2B order-to-cash solutions, announced today that the company was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Business Technology – Payments Solution category in The 17th Annual American Business Awards®. The American Business Awards are the U.S.A.’s premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations – public […]

CEO Alexey Likhachev To Bring Together World Leaders For Education and Talent Talk

CEO Alexey Likhachev To Bring Together World Leaders For Education and Talent Talk

Rosatom CEO Alexey Likhachev has issued an invitation to world leaders from politics, business and education to join a debate to urgently implement human-centred solutions that can help solve the widening global skills gap and worsening talent shortage. Around 6% of the world’s GDP has been lost due to these issues according to latest research unveiled at […]

The Future is in Asia

The Future is in Asia

Global-strategy adviser Parag Khanna describes the ways that the world economy is increasingly Asia-centric and will be moving even more swiftly in that direction. Here’s why More than 50% of the world’s population lives in Asia, where economies are growing quickly and becoming increasingly interconnected in culture, business, and trade. In this piece Parag Khanna, […]

US Consumer Confidence Up in May, Economic Optimism Best Since 2000

US Consumer Confidence Up in May, Economic Optimism Best Since 2000

US consumer confidence rose in May as households grew more upbeat about the labor market, suggesting the economy remained on solid ground despite signs that activity was slowing after being temporarily boosted by exports and a build-up of inventories. The surge in confidence reported by the Conference Board on Tuesday came despite an escalation in tensions in […]

The World’s Best Business Class Airline for 2019

The World’s Best Business Class Airline for 2019

$BA, $EADSY  QATAR AIRWAYS In Y 2017, Qatar Airways took its Business Class product to a new, unprecedented level of luxury and style, raising the bar for all of its competitors. The so-called ‘Qsuite’ features not only Business Class suites with sliding doors for total privacy but also double beds, allowing passengers in adjoining seats […]

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 […]

You Can Work Out in Any Hotel Room

You Can Work Out in Any Hotel Room

Nothing puts a damper on a perfect holiday or terrific business trip than coming home and feeling out of shape. Or gaining a few pounds at that week-long work conference with daily catered breakfast, lunch, and dinners. Or just feeling tired and under energized during a long week of adventuring. So, combat post-trip exhaustion by […]

The New Fox Debuts on NASDAQ

The New Fox Debuts on NASDAQ

$FOX, $FOXA, $DIS Fox Corp. debuted on the NAS Tuesday, marking a new phase for billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s media business after the $71-B sale of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.’s film and television assets to Walt Disney Co (NYSE:DIS) The company appointed former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, Chief Executive Officer of F1 Group Chase Carey […]

De-Stress, Unwind, Relax

De-Stress, Unwind, Relax

FLASH: Successful men and women today are used to the 24/7 mentality, and it can be hard for them to turn it off and relax, when they need to. Today,for the 21st Century hard working Superdads and Suprtmoms juggling careers, children, home can be very stressful if you do not know how to manage things […]

Taking the Drudgery Out of Getting There By Air

Taking the Drudgery Out of Getting There By Air

Flying these days has lost much of its glamour and can be a real challenge, even for seasoned travelers. What with cramped spaces, packed and oversold flights, limited amenities, extra charges for everything and often times cranky travelers. Do not be too discouraged, below are some ways that can take the drudgery out of “getting […]

Tuesday the Broad Market Extends the Gains Off Friday’s Recovery

Tuesday the Broad Market Extends the Gains Off Friday’s Recovery

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Small businesses see bright future ahead Most S&P 500 sectors finish with gains Softening Consumer Price Index for February reinforced notion Fed will be patient US Treasury yields even lower Optimism among small companies in the US improved in February, snapping a 5-month losing streak that was the longest […]

Key Tell: Watch Labor Participation Rate in US Jobs

Key Tell: Watch Labor Participation Rate in US Jobs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Job creation and wage growth are still important things to watch for in the monthly NFP report for February that will be released Friday. The other partial indicators already suggest that the labor market will remain solid. The focus now will be on the labor-force participation rate because the […]

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 […]

President Trump Wants His Lawyers to Stay with After Mueller Report

President Trump Wants His Lawyers to Stay with After Mueller Report

President Trump has indicated to his outside legal team that his lawyers should plan to stay on after special counsel Robert Mueller submits his report. President Trump reportedly told his lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow that his legal team should plan on sticking around after SC Robert Mueller finishes his investigation. President Trump has […]

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 […]

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 […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Technically Tied to the Alfa Romeo Entries

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Technically Tied to the Alfa Romeo Entries

$RACE, $FCAU Sauber Racing has been renamed Alfa Romeo as part of a move by the Fiat-Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU) to increase its luxury brand presences in F1. The move suggests that Alfa Romeo will forge closer technical ties with Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) in the future that extend beyond the customer relationship that Haas Racing now enjoys. While this […]

AOC’s ‘Green New Deal’ Pointless

AOC’s ‘Green New Deal’ Pointless

Progressive Dem Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) call for a proposed “Green New Deal” to protect the environment “seems pointless,” Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley said Friday. “It is quite rich for Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez to point out the fact that we need to ruin our economy and stop all air travel and stop all cars in […]

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