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 […]

President Trump Policies Ended Dems ‘War on Business’

President Trump Policies Ended Dems ‘War on Business’

FLASH: Socialist Ideas are Crazy! The White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow praised President Trump’s comments on socialism during his State of the Union address, saying America should remain a “nation of entrepreneurs who thrive from freedom and growth.” Mr. Kudlow blasted “these crazy anti-growth, anti-incentive, anti-business, anti-reward policies coming out of the opposition party.” […]

It Is Never Too Late to Start a Business

It Is Never Too Late to Start a Business

Entrepreneurship may seem like a young person’s game, not True! When we are young, in the US we have the freedom to fail and more time to recover from unsuccessful ventures. But, as we grow older, many tend to become more risk averse. Now, though, there are several reasons people can/should consider starting a small […]

Jobs Report Reminded Investors the US Economy is Strong and Business is Good

Jobs Report Reminded Investors the US Economy is Strong and Business is Good

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US Jobs Report for January provided reminder that US labor market remained strong despite growth worries, market volatility, and partial government shutdown. Plus, January ISM Manufacturing Index up higher than expected at 56.6 (consensus 53.6), business is good too. Foxconn Technology Group (2454:TW) said Friday that after its Chairman […]

There is No Indication of a Recession Coming to the US, Economy is Strong, Growth is Steady

There is No Indication of a  Recession Coming to the US, Economy is Strong, Growth is  Steady

Tune out the Noise! There has been a slowdown in the United States’ economy when it comes to Europe and China, but overall, the economy remains “quite strong,” and there are no indications of a looming recession, US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Tuesday. “We still see tremendous investment in capital and human investments,” Mr. […]

Goldman Sachs,”US Economy ‘Just Fine'”

Goldman Sachs,”US Economy ‘Just Fine

$GS Goldman Sachs’ (NYSE:GS) CEO David Solomon said he sees good prospects for underwriting this year, while downplaying concern that growth in the leveraged-loan market is a risk for big banks, saying the US economy is ‘just fine’. “If the market environment continues to be what we see today, I think we’ll have a relatively […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Results and Guidance Likely to Surprise

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Results and Guidance Likely to Surprise

$RACE Expect Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is odds on of giving great Q-4 results and guidance on earnings at the end of this month. Shares of Ferrari are racing higher since 4 January Carrying a market cap of about $23-B, Ferrari is smaller than many of the industry’s more well-known players. But quality beats quantity, every time. […]

Goldman Sachs in Hot Water in Malaysia

Goldman Sachs in Hot Water in Malaysia

Goldman Sachs “cheated” Malaysia, leader Mahathir Mohamad said, after two former bankers from the Wall Street titan were charged over a scandal that allegedly saw billions looted from state coffers. The US Justice Department unveiled criminal charges this month against ex-Goldman bankers Tim Leissner and Ng Chong Hwa, accusing them of working with a Malaysian […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Q-3 Earnings ‘Whisper’

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Q-3 Earnings ‘Whisper’

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Q-3 Earnings ‘Whisper’ $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) many analysts the iconic Italian automaker expect the Maranello outfit to deliver a Y-Y decline in earnings on higher revenues when it reports results for the Quarter ended September 2018. This consensus gives a good sense of the company’s earnings picture, but how the actual results compare […]

New Tax Breaks Available for Investing in US ‘Opportunity Zones’

New Tax Breaks Available for Investing in US ‘Opportunity Zones’

New Tax Breaks Available for Investing in US ‘Opportunity Zones’ The Trump Administration is proposing rules for investors in a new program that it says could have a big impact on economically depressed areas around the country. About 8,700 so-called “opportunity zones” have been set up in all 50 states to lure investors and developers […]

National Mandate for a Big GOP Victory in November, Brings Overseas Investors to US

National Mandate for a Big GOP Victory in November, Brings Overseas Investors to US

National Mandate for a Big GOP Victory in November, Brings Overseas Investors to US $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The 2018 midterm elections only 17 days away, + the political and earnings seasons are in full swing with the S&P 500 numbers coming in higher that expected with 20% of the member reported. The Big […]

Disruption and Investors’ Fear of Missing Out

Disruption and Investors’ Fear of Missing Out

Disruption and Investors’ Fear of Missing Out $NFLX, $TSLA A new study from UC Riverside and the Rotterdam School of Management finds that fear of missing out motivates investors to give money early to startups with a disruptive vision. Many early backers are reluctant to invest too much in unproven ideas that might not take […]

The Trump Effect: Americans Working, Higher Wages, Booming Manufacturing

The Trump Effect: Americans Working, Higher Wages, Booming Manufacturing

The Trump Effect: Americans Working, Higher Wages, Booming Manufacturing The Trump Effect has Made America Great Again, and Is Keeping America Great! The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to a near 49-year low last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength, which continues to underpin economic growth. The labor market, which is […]

“Iran’s Economy Is ‘Plummeting’ Under US Pressure”

“Iran’s Economy Is ‘Plummeting’ Under US Pressure”

Iran’s Economy Is ‘Plummeting’ Under US Pressure Iran’s economy is faltering after the US pulled out of a nuclear deal in May, and Europeans are deciding not to do business there, said Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations. The US position remains not to do business with any EU countries that engage […]

Savvy Investors Are Buying Blockchain Technology Stocks

Savvy Investors Are Buying Blockchain Technology Stocks

Savvy Investors Are Buying Blockchain Technology Stocks $IBM, $GBTC, $BR The technology known as blockchain is what the cryptocurrency market is built on. However, that is not its only function, it is also being used to change nearly every industry that deals with transactions and ledgers. Yes, there is Key connection between blockchain and cryptocurrencies, […]

The Trump Effect: 83% of Executives Say, “US Business Is Booming”

The Trump Effect: 83% of Executives Say, “US Business Is Booming”

The Trump Effect: 83% of Executives Say, “US Business Is Booming” $SPY, $RUTX The Trump Effect has US businesses doing better now than it was 2 years ago, according to 83% of executives surveyed in the The Zogby Poll from Zogby Analytics, and more than 75% see more high times ahead. “An overwhelming majority [83 […]

President Trump Cuts More Regulations, Small Businesses Benefit

President Trump Cuts More Regulations, Small Businesses Benefit

President Trump Cuts More Regulations, Small Businesses Benefit $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US markets will be closed Monday in celebration of Labor Day. Friday, President Donald Trump directed the Labor and Treasury departments to work to make it easier for small businesses to band together to offer retirement plans to their workers. President Trump […]

The Trump Tax Cut Driving Strong Business Investment

The Trump Tax Cut Driving Strong Business Investment

The Trump Tax Cut Driving Strong Business Investment Shipments of core capital goods rose 0.9% last month after an upwardly revised 0.9% gainer in June. US economy is growing at a 4.6% annualized rate in the third quarter following the government’s data on new-home sales and costs, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Oklahoma continues to struggle with its new medical marijuana program, Utah foes try a novel strategy to block a medical marijuana initiative, and more. Louisiana Louisiana Regulators Weight Raising Limit on Number of Patients Doctors Can Treat. The state Board of Medical Examiners is set to boost the number of medical marijuana […]

Atlanta Fed Lifts GDP Growth Estimate to 4.6%

Atlanta Fed Lifts GDP Growth Estimate to 4.6%

Atlanta Fed Lifts GDP Growth Estimate to 4.6% The Trump Effect Expands The US economy is growing at a 4.6% annualized rate in Q-3  following the government’s data on new-home sales and costs, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed Friday. Friday’s Atlanta Fed estimate is higher than the last estimate of 4.3% on 16 August. […]

Budcoin to Build Marijuana Transactional Portal

Budcoin to Build Marijuana Transactional Portal

Budcoin to Build Marijuana Transactional Portal The Budcoin Portal will deliver solutions for growers, retailers, brands and end users. Whether you are a major Agricultural operation or growing plants in your home Budcoin’s interface will help you produce quality plants, discover new technology and for businesses offer a fast and secure transactional platform for industry […]

“Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.”

“Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.”

“Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States.” The 1st stiff set of US sanctions against Iran that had been eased under the landmark nuclear accord went back into effect at Midnight Tuesday under an executive order signed by President Donald Trump, targeting financial transactions that involve USDs, Iran’s automotive […]

Iran on the Verge of Collapse Willing to Talk with US ‘right now’

Iran on the Verge of Collapse Willing to Talk with US ‘right now’

Iran on the Verge of Collapse Willing to Talk with US ‘Right Now’ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says he’s willing to talk to the US “right now”. His statement comes as US sanctions on the country took effect Tuesday. They were previously relaxed under the Y 2015 Iran nuclear deal. President Rouhani said Monday: “I do not […]

 US Q-2 GDP Figure Will Be ‘Big’

 US Q-2 GDP Figure Will Be ‘Big’

 US Q-2 GDP Figure Will Be ‘Big’ $DIA, $GM  June Advance International Trade in Goods (actual -$68.30-B, consensus -$66.70-B) Advance Wholesale Inventories (actual 0.0%; prior 0.4%) June Durable Orders (actual 1.0% consensus 3.2%; prior -0.3%) June Durable Goods -ex trans (actual 0.4% consensus 0.4%; prior 0.3% White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday’s GDP release will reflect “big” […]

US Markets are Comfortable, Now Focused on Earnings

US Markets are Comfortable, Now Focused on Earnings

US Markets are Comfortable, Now Focused on Earnings $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Carry-over momentum from S&P 500 breakout last Thursday drives stocks higher for 3rd session running Top-weighted tech group under-performs, keeping gainers in check Cyclical financials, industrials, and energy groups soar Traders satisfied the President Trump is focused on the business of America […]

President Donald Trump: the Right Man, at the Right Time

President Donald Trump: the Right Man, at the Right Time

President Donald Trump: the Right Man, at the Right Time Promises Made, Promises Kept, Laser Focused on Making America Great Again A Supreme Court vacancy just opened, another, perhaps 2 coming, offering President Trump the unique opportunity to shape the court for decades. The current court handed him 2 favorable rulings this week alone. There’s […]

US Consumer Expectations are Still Running High

US Consumer Expectations are Still Running High

US Consumer Expectations are Still Running High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX About 2/3rds of Americans see the US economy as Good to Great. Monday night President Trump’s top trade adviser Peter Navarro said the White House is not planning to restrict foreign investment as part of its trade actions against China or any other country. […]

‘Hope’ Is Not A Keen Business Strategy

‘Hope’ Is Not A Keen Business Strategy

‘Hope’ Is Not A Keen Business Strategy As anyone who writes a book can attest, it’s both gratifying and nerve-racking to see how the ideas resonate with your readers. Since my colleagues and I wrote Strategy Beyond the Hockey Stick, we have been circling the globe discussing the research with the media, at conferences and, most […]

North Korea China Talks

North Korea China Talks

China will link easing or removing sanctions on North Korea with progress in denuclearization, a Chinese government official said Wednesday, as the North’s leader Kim Jong-un made another visit to Beijing this week. In their talks Tuesday, Kim and President Xi Jinping focused on improving bilateral relations and ridding the Korean Peninsula of nuclear weapons, […]

MSI: Consumer Sentiment Rises on Americans Optimism

MSI: Consumer Sentiment Rises on Americans Optimism

MSI: Consumer Sentiment Rises on Americans Optimism US consumer sentiment rose this month amid more-favorable personal finances, while tariffs weighed on Americans’ optimism for the economy and helped boost inflation expectations to a three-year high, according to a University of Michigan report Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment (June, Preliminary) Sentiment index rose to 99.3 (est. 98.5) from 98 […]

US ‘Consumers in Very Good Shape’ Under Strong Trump Economy

US ‘Consumers in Very Good Shape’ Under Strong Trump Economy

US ‘Consumers in Very Good Shape’ Under Strong Trump Economy $BRK.A, $JPM Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon cited a long list of factors for investors to remain optimistic about the US economy. “Right now, there’s no question: It’s feeling strong. I mean, if we’re in the sixth inning, we have our sluggers coming to bat […]

The US is Now the World’s Fastest Growing Economy, Nice, Yes?

The US is Now the World’s Fastest Growing Economy, Nice, Yes?

The US is Now the World’s Fastest Growing Economy, Nice, Yes? $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX The US economy, the fastest growing among industrialized nations, is on the path to even greater prosperity under President Donald Trump according to White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow. “The United States now has the fastest growing economy in the world, […]

President Trump is Breaking Economic Records, This is a Prosperity Era.

President Trump is Breaking Economic Records, This is a Prosperity Era.

President Trump is Breaking Economic Records, This is a Prosperity Era. $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RTUX, $VXX Friday, President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser says blockbuster unemployment data is only a sign of the robust economic growth awaiting America. “I believe we’ve entered into the longest largest prosperity in a couple of decades. I know it’s early […]

President Trump Dismantled Obama’s ‘Draconian’ Dodd-Frank Law

President Trump Dismantled Obama’s ‘Draconian’ Dodd-Frank Law

President Trump Dismantled Obama’s ‘Draconian’ Dodd-Frank Law Another pro-business achievement for President Trump. Thursday, President Donald Trump signed into law a measure that loosens Key restraints for banks imposed after the Y 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he called it “the next step in America’s unprecedented economic comeback.” The GOP-crafted […]

Bad Behavior is Bad for Business

Bad Behavior is Bad for Business

Bad Behavior is Bad for Business Counteracting bad behavior in the workplace Diversity is great. Today, everybody knows it. Study after study backs it up. Diverse workforces should be at the forefront of innovation, creativity, productivity and more. But diversity only takes us so far. If inclusion isn’t front and centre of the conversation, organisations […]

German Firms Aligning With US on Iran Nuclear Exit, Macron in the Cold

German Firms Aligning With US on Iran Nuclear Exit, Macron in the Cold

German Firms Aligning With US on Iran Nuclear Exit, Macron in the Cold $VLKAY, $SIEGY, $BASFY, $EADSY Just a bit ago US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell faced backlash for a tweet calling on German companies to cut ties with Iran, a new report says the nation’s countries are starting to cut ties after President Trump announced […]

President Trump’s Economic Agenda

President Trump’s Economic Agenda

President Trump’s Economic Agenda The Trump Administration has outlined big economic agenda items at focus on a stable USD, robust American growth and fair trade. Larry  Kudlow, the Wall Street economist who is now the director of the White House’s National Economic Council and is advising our President Mr. Kudlow said he is trying to […]

Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) Guidance is Clear: No Loitering! 

Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) Guidance is Clear: No Loitering! 

Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) Guidance is Clear: No Loitering! $SBUX The arrests of 2 nonpaying loiters at a Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) coffee shop earlier this month has raised questions among some employees about how to handle such situations, but the company guidelines are clear, No Loitering! Means usher them out if they do not go, call for ‘Backup’ […]

NKorea’s Economy is the Focus Now

NKorea’s Economy is the Focus Now

NKorea’s Economy is the Focus Now President Kim shifts to Economy, ditches Nuclear testing President Kim Jong Un’s suspension of NKorean nuclear tests has economic focus. Kim’s statement at a ruling party meeting Friday includes a pledge to seek a “favorable” international environment for economic development so that he can put the economy “on an […]

US Economic Growth ‘Robust’ and On Track

US Economic Growth ‘Robust’ and On Track

US Economic Growth ‘Robust’ and On Track Strong business borrowing, rising consumer spending, plus tight labor markets indicate the US economy remains on track for continued growth, the Fed reported Wednesday, the risks of a global trade war the only outlier. In its periodic “Beige Book” summary of contacts with businesses in its 12 regional districts, the […]

President Trump Posts ‘Big Win’, Xi Aligns

President Trump Posts ‘Big Win’, Xi Aligns

President Trump Posts ‘Big Win’, Xi Aligns $SPY Tuesday, Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to open the country’s economy further and lower import tariffs on products including cars, in a speech seen deescalating trade dispute with the United States. Xi’s comments sent global stock markets higher on hopes that a trade war is averted. Xi […]

President Trump Not Targeting Bezos Over WP Ownership

President Trump Not Targeting Bezos Over WP Ownership

President Trump Not Targeting Bezos Over WP Ownership $AMZN President Trump believes that Amazon is unfair to America’s retailers US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Donald Trump’s attacks on Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) have nothing to do with critical coverage of the White House by the Washington Post, owned by Amazon’s CEO, Jeff Bezos. Secretary Mnuchin […]

Trump Vs Bezos: Bet on Trump!

Trump Vs Bezos: Bet on Trump!

Trump Vs Bezos: Bet on Trump! $AMZN US President Donald Trump cast’d dark clouds on Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) with an early morning Tweet Thursday. The message was clear, Amazon.com is destroying America’s small businesses… People have asked me what can President Trump against the online retail giant?  The Big A: Lots! He could push for probes of consumer protection, […]

Donald Trump 3.0, a ‘Great President’

Donald Trump 3.0, a ‘Great President’

Donald Trump 3.0, a ‘Great President’ Fourteen months into the current administration, CNN anchor Erin Burnett felt compelled to make a startling admission, Donald Trump may go down “as a Great president.” She added, “And there’s no way around that. That is the reality here.” Ms. Burnett’s assessment was referring to President Trump’s ability to […]

Investors ‘Animal Spirit’ Elevated on President Trump’s Leadership

Investors ‘Animal Spirit’ Elevated on President Trump’s Leadership

Investors ‘Animal Spirit’ Elevated on President Trump’s Leadership $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX It has been 14 months since the election victory of President Donald Trump on 8 November 2016. The surprising upset of Hillary R. Clinton awakened Americans “animal spirits” on the economy and risk on investments, they are still aroused. The hard data that […]

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Even with strong job gains and optimistic small business owners, inflation still at reasonable marks February Consumer Prices, Real Earnings and Small Business Optimism CPI: +0.2%; Over-Year: +2.2%; Less Food and Energy: +0.2%; Over-Year: +1.8%/ Hourly Earnings (Monthly): 0%; Over-Year: +0.4%/ NFIB: […]

Retail Investors Pouring Money Into Managed Wealth Solutions

Retail Investors Pouring Money Into Managed Wealth Solutions

Retail Investors Pouring Money Into Managed Wealth Solutions $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX), the world’s largest private equity firm, plans to 2X assets under management over the next 5 years, and it wants individual investors to get the action. About 15 to 20% of Blackstone Group LP’s annual fundraising currently comes from retail […]

US Homebuilders ‘Excited About Trump’s Pro-Business Political Climate’

US Homebuilders ‘Excited About Trump’s Pro-Business Political Climate’

US Homebuilders ‘Excited About Trump’s Pro-Business Political Climate’ The outlook from US builders is being buoyed by a very strong job market and the overall health of the economy. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Thursday remained at 72 this month. That’s still just 2 points shy of December’s reading, which was […]

Economists Agree, the US is ‘Open for Business’

Economists Agree, the US is ‘Open for Business’

Economists Agree, the US is ‘Open for Business’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $SAP President Donald Trump highlighted his tax cuts and deregulation efforts with a presentation to an elite economic forum in Switzerland last Friday. The United States, he said, is now a far more inviting place for foreign companies to spend, invest and build. “We […]

Davos Report: President Trump Offers American “Friendship & Partnership”

Davos Report: President Trump Offers American “Friendship & Partnership”

Davos Report: President Trump Offers American “Friendship & Partnership” President Trump lauded investing in the US to international companies Buying momentum running high as investors look to keep The Trump Rally going Currently, the S&P 500 futures Vs fair value: +10.00. NAS Comp futures Vs fair value: +36.30. Friday, US President Donald Trump offered “America’s […]

US President Trump to WEF Davos: “US is Open for Business”

US President Trump to WEF Davos: “US is Open for Business”

US President Trump to WEF Davos: “US is Open for Business” President Donald Trump to meet with world leaders, dine with business executives and declare America “Open for Business” during his trip to the Davos WEF Summit this week. White House officials said Tuesday the President is going to the World Economic Forum (WEF) to […]

Why Trump’s Cabinet Will Outperform Those of the Most Recent US Presidents!

Why Trump’s Cabinet Will Outperform Those of the Most Recent US Presidents!

Why Trump’s Cabinet Will Outperform Those of the Most Recent US Presidents! The reason is simple, as they are mostly people with high-level, proven business experience – focusing on what our country really needs. Given their individual backgrounds, they are results focused and understand the meaning of “departure” when they have completed their assigned “tasks”. […]

President Trump: ‘American Business is Hot Again!’

President Trump: ‘American Business is Hot Again!’

President Trump: ‘American Business is Hot Again!’ $JPM, $FCAU, $SPY, $QQQ, $DIA Optimism Among Small-Business Owners Soars on the Trump Effect Early Saturday, US President Donald Trump lauded the economy in a Tweet that pointed out Friday’s stock market report while announcing that “jobs are coming back to America.” ” Yesterday was a big day […]

The American Entrepreneur is Coming Back

The American Entrepreneur is Coming Back

The American Entrepreneur is Coming Back Making 2018 the Year of the American Entrepreneur. America’s entrepreneurs have been standing on the sidelines waiting for a sign that it’s time to launch or grow their businesses. Now, with tax reform and President Trump’s shredding the anti-busines Hussein Obama-era regulations, that time is here. Business capital spending […]

F1: Take Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Threat to Quit Formula One Seriously

F1: Take Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Threat to Quit Formula One Seriously

F1: Take Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Threat to Quit Formula One Seriously $RACE Recently Bernie Ecclestone the former Boss of F1 said that he believes Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) threats to quit F1 racing should be taken very seriously, fearing the sport may not be able to survive without its most iconic team on the grid. Ferrari CEO and […]

The Trump Way: Prosperity, American Populism

The Trump Way: Prosperity, American Populism

The Trump Way: Prosperity, American Populism $DIA Steve Bannon Down, Market Up  Signals the Resurgence of Real American Populism There were 2 big stories in the 1st week of this New Year: The DJIA soared 577 points, and Steve Bannon ended his political career. Are these two events related? Perhaps more than you might think. […]

America is Thriving, as The ‘Trump Effect’ Gains Traction

America is Thriving, as The ‘Trump Effect’ Gains Traction

America is Thriving, as The ‘Trump Effect’ Gains Traction $GS, $MCO Companies across the USA are enjoying a major boost from The Trump Administration’s tax reform package, which is expected to translate into job creation and higher wages, according to a new report. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) economist Jan Hatzius, predicts GDP growth and […]

Trump Policies Lead the US, Global Economies in Surprise Recoveries

Trump Policies Lead the US, Global Economies in Surprise Recoveries

Trump Policies Lead the US, Global Economies in Surprise Recoveries MAGA The global economy found its post-crisis footing in Y 2017, with most major developing economies surprising on the Northside. Comparing Y 2017 predictions made a year ago Vs the likely up-turn based on the latest forecasts in Bloomberg’s monthly survey, shows that the Pessimists […]

US Economy Ready for an Investment Boom and Strong Growth

US Economy Ready for an Investment Boom and Strong Growth

US Economy Ready for an Investment Boom and Strong Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX We here at HeffX-LTN are optimistic about America’s economic future now that President Trump and GOP lawmakers have kept their promise of a sweeping tax reform. “I think the economy is on the verge, which you heard me say this, because of the […]

Goldman ‘Building’ a Cryptocurrency Trading Desk

Goldman ‘Building’ a Cryptocurrency Trading Desk

Goldman ‘Building’ a Cryptocurrency Trading Desk $GS, $BTCUSD Wall Street’s biggest firms are growing more comfortable with cryptocurrencies. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) is setting up a trading desk to make markets in digital currencies such as Bitcoin. Bitcoin is currently trading at: 12,383.8301, -1,437.58, -10.40%, as of 2:03p GMT, the market is open. Friday, 22 December’s […]

Cryptocurrencies Shaping Future of Business

Cryptocurrencies Shaping Future of Business

Cryptocurrencies Shaping Future of Business $BTCUSD, $CBOE, $CME When it comes to cryptocurrencies, their role is not rising, it has risen. Bitcoin 1st launched in Y 2009, and it was followed 4 years later by its primary competition, Ethereum. These 2 competitors are joined by dozens of other cryptocurrencies to create a comprehensive ecosystem that […]

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