Commercial Real Estate Will Be in Trouble Long After COVID-19 has Faded

Commercial Real Estate Will Be in Trouble Long After COVID-19 has Faded

#RealEstate #Commercial #Covid19 #BlackSwan #CBRE “People who used to dress up and go to work in offices are now working from home in pajamas, they like it” — Paul Ebeling Commercial real estate owners, brokers and landlords have collectively made many hundreds of billions of dollars a year in recent years as the economy moved […]

The Trump Fed’s Policies are Broad and Loose

The Trump Fed’s Policies are Broad and Loose

#PresidentTrump #Fed #money The Fed’s policy is already set on a loose and supportive course, and is unlikely to change much for the next few years. The policymakers have offered different views on how long it will take the US economy to recover from the crisis brought on by The China Virus. Boston Fed President […]

America’s Business Owners Support President Trump Over ‘Slow Joe’ Biden

America’s Business Owners Support President Trump Over ‘Slow Joe’ Biden

#President Trump #business #owners #support The Presidential election is the Top concern of business owners, and most of them want President Trump to win another term in the White House, according to a new survey from UBS.   53% of business owners surveyed said they support President Trump, while 47% said they support former Vice President […]

Job Creation Is Going to Elevate President Trump

Job Creation Is Going to Elevate President Trump

#PresidentTrump #jobs #economy #election #voters #coronavirus Record job creation in the past 4 months after the global coronavirus chaos’ low point are going to give President Trump an election boost, according to economist Steve Moore. “May, June, July and August have been the 4 biggest months of job creation in the history of the United […]

Congress Told Small Business Owners are Facing Financial Ruin

Congress Told Small Business Owners are Facing Financial Ruin

#Congress #retailers #restaurants #consultants #manufactures #financial #ruin #PPP #SBA #loans #NYSE $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “From retailers and restaurants to consulting and manufacturers, small-business owners are facing a future of potential financial ruin that will make the nation’s current economic downturn last years longer than it must,” the America’s corporate leaders said in their […]

Republican Lawmakers Rally to Pay American Businesses for Property Damage from the Violent Rioting

Republican Lawmakers Rally  to Pay American Businesses for Property Damage from the Violent Rioting

#Republican #lawmakers #PresidentTrump #violent #rioting #looting #aid/relief/stimulus #property #damage The $1-T aid/relief/stimulus package proposed by Republicans will compensate businesses for vandalism or looting due to public disturbances that occurred during Y 2020. And President Trump wants to send Americans more checks to shore up household finances. Republican lawmakers unveiled a $1-T coronavirus aid/relief/stimulus package, dubbed […]

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 […]

Fed’s ‘Tool Box’ is Open if Need Be

Fed’s ‘Tool Box’ is Open if Need Be

#Fed #C19coronavirus #tools #asset #economy #aid #relief #stimulus #data #market #support #liquidity #lockdowns #consumers #uncertainty Fed Vice Chairman Richard Clarida said officials would turn to additional forward guidance and asset purchases if the economy needs more aid. “We have a lot of accommodation in place. There is more that we can do. There is more […]

Hardest Hit US Businesses President Trump’s Next Aid/Relief Focus (Video)

Hardest Hit US Businesses President Trump’s Next Aid/Relief Focus (Video)

#aid/relief #businesses #rally #Fed #FOMC #Congress #PPP #economy #PresidentTrump $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Fed Chairman Powell and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin testified before the House Financial Services Committee about the measures taken to support the economy. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Congress Tuesday that The Trump Administration wants the next round of economic aid/relief to […]

Marty Zweig: “Don’t fight the Fed and Don’t fight the Tape”

Marty Zweig:  “Don’t fight the Fed and Don’t fight the Tape”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX From Marty’s advice I minted my own that I have closed nearly every weekly Redroadmaster Report for the past 22 yrs: “Always take what the market gives.” Often followed by: “Tune out the Noise!“ What that means Don’t fight the Fed means that you cannot fight a Fed boss who intends […]

“Politicians Shut Businesses, Not Coronavirus”

“Politicians Shut Businesses, Not Coronavirus”

Wednesday, economist Stephen Moore rebuffed a TV host during an interview chastising him for an assertion that the country’s current ongoing financial slump was caused by the C-19 coronavirus chaos. “I just want to correct you on 1 thing,” Mr. Moore said near the end of a discussion. “You said it was the coronavirus that shut […]

Fed’s Report says Recovery will not be Fast

Fed’s Report says Recovery will not be Fast

The Fed’s Beige Book report took the temperature of business activity across its 12 US districts shedding light on the depth of the economic pain generated by The China Virus, which led to an instant and unprecedented downturn. The Fed’s survey, known as the “Beige Book,” was completed in April, when non-essential businesses were shut down in […]

Aggressive Portfolios: Huntington Bancshares

Aggressive Portfolios: Huntington Bancshares

$HBAN Huntington Bancshares is a call for aggressive portfolios as it just turned Bullish after having been hammered during the chaos selloff in March. Huntington Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:HBAN) operates as a holding company for the Huntington National Bank, which provides commercial, small business, consumer and mortgage banking services. Recently it announced it is contributing $150,000 through The […]

“Fast Economic Recovery in Sight”

“Fast Economic Recovery in Sight”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Jamie Dimon sees “pretty good odds” of a fast economic recovery starting in Q-3 thanks to the US government’s stimulus programs and the strength of the consumer going into the Medical Malpractice chaos. “You could see a fairly rapid recovery,” the JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO said Tuesday at a […]

Businesses are Returning to Productivity, Resilience is Key

Businesses are Returning to Productivity, Resilience is Key

Investments in resiliency will be/are a Key part of survival for many businesses, providing the know how required if there are further setbacks ahead over the next year or 2. Many companies are conjuring the details and building the capabilities needed for a return to productivity (work). They are running spreadsheets to see how many people […]

Be Confident, America’s Jobs Will Rebound

Be Confident, America’s Jobs Will Rebound

Early Friday, the US jobs report for April will be released, it is expected to reflect a record-setting unemployment rate of 16%, but Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said Tuesday he has “reason for confidence” that the economy will rebound quickly from the drastic hit it suffered from the C-19 coronavirus chaos. “We got to this […]

US Economy Seen Recovering in 2-H of this Year

US Economy Seen Recovering in 2-H of this Year

Wall Street rallies, investors focus on recovery and ignoring the bad news. The US economy could start to recover in 2-H of this year after what looks to be the worst recession in decades, growth may be slow and uneven, some Fed policymakers hinted Tuesday. Their soft assessments came as a majority of US states […]

“Shutdowns, Lockdowns Lasted ‘Way Too Long'”

“Shutdowns, Lockdowns Lasted ‘Way Too Long

FLASH: California, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois refuse to reopen, they are seeing their businesses really hurt, many destroyed. America’s C-19 coronavirus chaos shutdowns lasted “way too long” and business probably should have started a couple of wks ago, and as a result, “it is going to be a really hard Summer,” economist Steven […]

Enough is Enough, the COVID-19 Coronavirus Was a Mistake (Video)

Enough is Enough, the COVID-19 Coronavirus  Was a Mistake (Video)

The health emergency of the COVID-19 chaos appears to be entering the containment phase. Thousands of Americans have died, and now The People are clamoring for sensible policymakers who have the courage to ignore the panic and rely on facts. Leaders must examine accumulated data to see what has actually happened, rather than keep emphasizing hypothetical […]

President Trump Will Create “Liability Guardrail” Over Frivolous China Virus Litigation

President Trump Will Create “Liability Guardrail” Over Frivolous China Virus Litigation

Wednesday, Larry Kudlow, President Trump’s Top economic adviser said The Administration will look at limiting liability for businesses over the spread of the coronavirus. “I think liability reforms and safeguards are going to be a very important part of this,” Larry Kudlow, director of the White House’s National Economic Council, said in a TV interview Wednesday […]

1 in 10 American Businesses are Just a Few Weeks from Closing Permanently, Did We Really Need This?

1 in 10 American Businesses are Just a Few Weeks from Closing Permanently, Did We Really Need This?

Sunday, the President of the US Chamber of Commerce said its latest poll shows a “terrifying” fact that 1out of 10 members say they are less than a month away from permanently “going out of business“. In a TV interview Chamber head Suzanne Clark said the poll also showed “something like 50% of small businesses say that […]

“May is the ‘Transition’ Month, the Economy Will Resume”

“May is the ‘Transition’ Month, the Economy Will Resume”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Friday, the White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow that May will be a “transition month” for the United States while it recovers from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, but he “firmly” believes the economy will improve from its sudden closures.  “We will get to the other side and we […]

US Companies Hammered by the Governments Coronavirus Lockdown Orders

US Companies Hammered by the Governments Coronavirus Lockdown Orders

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX US companies have been hammered by the fallout from the novel coronavirus outbreak as economic activity “contracted sharply and abruptly across all regions,” according to the Fed’s Beige Book released Wednesday. The Fed’s latest check of businesses around the country was completed during March when the US went from worrying about […]

Beyond the Virus: Refocusing on Essential Industries and Businesses

Beyond the Virus: Refocusing on Essential Industries and Businesses

Now the world now a very sharp understanding of what a Black Swan event is. Yes, we are seeing a global health crisis, and those of us who are looking are seeing the coming restructuring of the global economic order. The Key is how investors navigating to what is coming next. The Big Q: What […]

Massive Wartime Investment in Nation Approved in Senate, House to Follow

Massive Wartime Investment in Nation Approved in Senate, House to Follow

The Senate will vote on the $2-T package later Wednesday and the House of Representatives is expected to follow suit soon after. “This is a wartime level of investment into our nation,” Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a speech announcing the pact after days of negotiations between Republican and Democratic lawmakers, Treasury […]

If You Can Manage the Risk, the Coronavirus Has Presented Opportunity in this Market

If You Can Manage the Risk, the Coronavirus Has Presented Opportunity in this Market

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Economist Mohamed El-Erian sees opportunities for investors who can manage risk during this coronavirus induced stock market dive. “Those people who entered this defensively and have a massive appetite for volatility, there is starting to be real pockets of value,” Mr. El-Erian told reporters.   “For most investors, I think you […]

Coronavirus Shutdown is Not a Recession but an Investment in Survival

Coronavirus Shutdown is Not a Recession but an Investment in Survival

As the coronavirus sequesters millions of Americans and shuts down the US economy, it should be thought of as an investment in public health that lays the groundwork for a rapid rebound. That is the view of St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard, who argues that a potential $2.5-T hit coming to the economy […]

The US Financial Markets Like What They Hear From Washington, DC

The US Financial Markets Like What They Hear From Washington, DC

$SPY The stock market liked what it heard out of Washington, DC, but expect the volatility to continue till it puts in the bottom. Tuesday, The Trump Administration vowed to deliver a massive financial package designed to help both businesses and individual Americans to weather the crisis. The Fed also stepped in to support the […]

President Trump’s Stimulus Plans Boost Investor Confidence

President Trump’s Stimulus Plans Boost Investor Confidence

$SPY, $DIA, $OIL Over the past month, equity markets and financial assets broadly, have been attempting to price in the dual shock of a pandemic and the sudden collapse in Crude Oil prices Volatility stemming from the outbreak has seen the DJIA move up or down by 1000 pts or more for 7 days running, […]

Extraordinary Measures are Being Taken to Limit the Virus Spread

Extraordinary Measures are Being Taken to Limit the Virus Spread

$MSFT, $BRK.A, $BRK.B, Big Q: Do the globalists believe they can strip The People of their wealth? On 18-October-19, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, WEF & Gates Foundation sponsored a pandemic exercise in NY for the emergence of a new fictional viral illness; “coronavirus acute pulmonary syndrome” At the weekend Bill Gates resigned from […]

China: Coronavirus Peak is Over, Businesses Reopen in Wuhan

China: Coronavirus Peak is Over, Businesses Reopen in Wuhan

Recognizing a marked slowdown in new infections at the epicenter of the coronavirus, China’s Top health commission says the virus has passed its peak in the nation. Travel restrictions being lifted, and businesses reopening in Wuhan. Businesses in Wuhan and Hebei Province have reopened while authorities ease travel restrictions. “Broadly speaking, the peak of the […]

COVID-19: Briefing, 9 March 2020

COVID-19: Briefing, 9 March 2020

President Trump on Thursday signed an $8.3-B emergency funding package to fight COVID-19 A number of outcomes is possible, decision makers should not assume the worst. Fewer than 3 months have since China reported a new virus to the World Health Organization (WHO). The virus is known as SARS-CoV-2, causing COVID-19 disease, spread quickly in […]

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 […]

Trump Trade Deal Optimism Driving This Market

Trump Trade Deal Optimism Driving This Market

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $BAC, $VXX US are stocks rallying this year on signs of progress in US-S trade talks as managed and sidelined money continues to bet that there is not much upside left when President Trump’s deal is reached. That is wrong Heffx-LTN’s corporate earnings and equity valuations model as of Saturday indicates […]

Stock Market Reflects President Trump’s Solid Economy

Stock Market Reflects President Trump’s Solid Economy

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX President Trump will enjoy the backdrop of a solid economy as he delivers his 2nd State of the Union address Tuesday evening. The President will point to the latest signs of US economic strength: Friday’s jobs report showed that employers added the most jobs in January in nearly a year. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A new bill in Guam would allow home cultivation, Oklahoma officials still have issues with the voter-approved medical marijuana initiative, and more. Guam Guam Bill Would Allow Home Cultivation. Five years after the US territory legalized medical marijuana, access issues have prompted Sen. Louis Muna to file a bill that would allow […]

Marijuana Taxes in California a Major Disappointment

Marijuana Taxes in California a Major Disappointment

Marijuana Taxes in California a Major Disappointment California’s legal marijuana market is off to a slow start and off of the governments tax targets. Marijuana cultivation and excise tax collections hit $48-M in Q-2, state officials announced Wednesday. That is up from Q-1 but well below the windfall envisioned by the state. Finance officials had […]

Dubai Getting Ahead of “the Cryptocurrency Game”

Dubai Getting Ahead of “the Cryptocurrency Game”

Dubai Getting Ahead of “the Cryptocurrency Game” $BTC, $ETH, $CME, $CBOT The Big Qs are: How seriously should we take the rise of cryptocurrency? Is it a serious rival to traditional currency? Should businesses consider using cryptocurrency? What do they need to do to implement it? Is enough being done to educate individuals and businesses […]

Blockchain Key to Making Big Data Really Accessible

Blockchain Key to Making Big Data Really Accessible

Blockchain Key to Making Big Data Really Accessible $UPS, $WMT, $ETH Data analytics is Key for many organizations to develop. Given the amount of data that’s being generated, advocates consider it a major oversight not to use the information. For businesses, the ability to make game-changing decisions is core to survival given today’s environment. Successful […]

Record Numbers of America’s Small Businesses Are Boosting Profits

Record Numbers of America’s Small Businesses Are Boosting Profits

Record Numbers of America’s Small Businesses Are Boosting Profits US small businesses increased hiring and profits amid a record-level of optimism in the economy. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said its Small Business Optimism Index sustained record-high marks increasing to 104.8 in April, driven by reports of improved profits, the highest in the NFIB Small […]

Bitcoin, Using it as Money to Buy Stuff

Bitcoin, Using it as Money to Buy Stuff

Bitcoin, Using it as Money to Buy Stuff $BTCUSD, $SQ, $MSFT, $EXPE, $DISH, $ETSY Bitcoin is an investment asset, and it is also ‘Money’. And businesses that accepts Bitcoin payments are becoming closer to the mainstream you than you may think. Most people that I talk to look at cryptocurrencies an investment, a tradable asset, a […]

US Businesses Now Open to Hiring More Than 6-M Workers

US Businesses Now Open to Hiring More Than 6-M Workers

US Businesses Now Open to Hiring More Than 6-M Workers $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US employers ramped up their demand for workers in January, advertising 6.3-M jobs at the end of the month, the most on records dating back 17 years. The Labor Department says the number of job opening soared 645,000 in January, the largest 1-month […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana foes in Arizona take aim at prescribing doctors, a Michigan judge strikes down Detroit’s medical marijuana initiative, Ohio’s medical marijuana roll-out hits a bump, and more. Arizona Last Thursday, a House committee advanced a bill to make felons of lax marijuana perscribing docs. The House Health Committee voted 6-3 on party […]

Trump’s Tax Cut a ‘Huge Tailwind’ for Businesses, Rally Resumes

Trump’s Tax Cut a ‘Huge Tailwind’ for Businesses, Rally Resumes

Trump’s Tax Cut a ‘Huge Tailwind’ for Businesses, Rally Resumes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Industry Watch Strong: Financials, Industrials, Technology, Telecom Services Weak: Consumer Discretionary, Energy, Materials, Consumer Staples, Utilities, Real Estate   Former Hillary Clinton supporter Warren Buffett lauded Republicans’ corporate tax reform as a “huge tailwind for businesses,” and the Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A&B) Boss should […]

US Economy Strong, Growing, as Financial Markets Consolidate Big Gains

US Economy Strong, Growing, as Financial Markets Consolidate Big Gains

US Economy Strong, Growing, as Financial Markets Consolidate Big Gains $VXX The nation’s economy is very strong, and the tax cut bill is energizing business, so the stock markets will be just fine despite the quick correction seen over the past 9 trading days. Savvy participants are cost averaging down and “buying the dip’ “Investment […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update, Plus California Banking Policy California’s Treasurer wants to create a public bank for the cannabis business. The medical marijuana movement loses a founding father, and the only other action this past week was a pair of CBD bills. California Last Saturday, Dennis Peron, “the Father of Medical Marijuana,” died at age 72. A […]

President Trump’s Tax Reform is Working

President Trump’s Tax Reform is Working

President Trump’s Tax Reform is Working $AAPL, $CMCSA, $WMT Republicans are rejoicing in the early reaction to their tax bill becoming law. “Tax reform is working. It really is,” House Speaker Paul Ryan, (R-WI), said at his weekly press conference last Thursday. “It’s working for families. It’s working for businesses. Tax reform is working for […]

American Companies Counting Benefits from President Trump’s Tax Cuts

American Companies Counting Benefits from President Trump’s Tax Cuts

American Companies Counting Benefits from President Trump’s Tax Cuts $WFC, $GS, $AAPL, $GOOGL US Craft breweries are raising a glass to the Republicans’ new tax overhaul: It cuts the excise tax on beer. US Retailers, long saddled with heavy tax bills, will get relief. So will some high-profile names in corporate finance, led by Wells […]

Chinese Leaders, “More Imports, Less Financial Risk”

Chinese Leaders, “More Imports, Less Financial Risk”

Chinese Leaders, “More Imports, Less Financial Risk” Chinese leaders have promised to increase imports and reduce risks in their financial system following an annual planning meeting amid slowing economic growth and pressure from trading partners to open their markets wider. The 3-day meeting that ended Wednesday is a throwback to China’s era of central planning, […]

President Trump’s Tax Reform ‘Is a Game-Changer, a Whopper’

President Trump’s Tax Reform ‘Is a Game-Changer, a Whopper’

President Trump’s Tax Reform ‘Is a Game-Changer, a Whopper’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Tuesday,  Steve Schwarzman, the Chairman and CEO of Blackstone, said President Donald Trump’s tax-reform quest is a “game changer.” The former adviser to President that the tax bill was “actually a game changer because there has been enormous frustration in terms of […]

US Businesses Thriving Despite the Noisy Political News

US Businesses Thriving Despite the Noisy Political News

US Businesses Thriving Despite the Noisy Political News $SPY Washington’s politicians like to take credit for creating jobs. Washington’s macroeconomic policymakers like to claim that their policies have moderated the business cycle. Notably the US economy performs despite Washington actions. In the US economy, competitive and entrepreneurial, profitable businesses create jobs. Profitable businesses have the […]

Federal Regulations at All-Time Low Under President Trump

Federal Regulations at All-Time Low Under President Trump

Federal Regulations at All-Time Low Under President Trump President Donald Trump has kept to his campaign promise to clear federal regulations, bringing them down to a record low, according to a new study. “The results are substantial,” reads the report. “New regulatory burdens are a fraction of those established under President Obama’s 1st 6 months; […]

THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IS BACK ON TRACK

THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IS BACK ON TRACK

THE AMERICAN ECONOMY IS BACK ON TRACK The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) reached an all-time high of over 22,000, up over 4,000 points since the November 2016 Presidential election. Under The Trump Administration, consumer confidence is soaring. Strong job growth and GDP growth have caused the unemployment rate to dwindle to 4.3%, its lowest […]

President Trump, “Buy American and Hire American”

President Trump, “Buy American and Hire American”

President Trump, “Buy American and Hire American” On the campaign trial Donald Trump promised to “set the stage for a great revival” for American factories – to “Buy American and Hire American.” In the 1st 5 months of last year under then President Obama, American manufacturers lost 24,000 jobs. Now n the 1st 5 months […]

What to Expect When, Not If, Recreational Marijuana is Legal in California

What to Expect When, Not If, Recreational Marijuana is Legal in California

What to Expect When, Not If, Recreational Marijuana is Legal in California With the perfected idea of California on Recreational Marijuana (RM) is less than a year away, state lawmakers approved legislation that illustrates what that may look like, think: Marijuana samples at the county fair, home delivery, Organic label regulations and an industry a […]

President Trump Tightens Rules on Americans Traveling to Cuba and More

President Trump Tightens Rules on Americans Traveling to Cuba and More

President Trump  Tightens Rules on Americans Traveling to Cuba and More Friday, expect US President Donald Trump to tighten rules on Americans traveling to Cuba and significantly restrict US companies from doing business with Cuban enterprises controlled by the military. President Trump will lay out his new Cuba policy in a speech in Miami that […]

America’s Small Businesses Need Tax, Healthcare, Banking Reforms

America’s Small Businesses Need Tax, Healthcare, Banking Reforms

America’s Small Businesses Need Tax, Healthcare, Banking Reforms Our country’s small businesses are hopeful that President Donald Trump’s plans for rolling back regulations and tax reform happen, as they feel both will stimulate the economy. “When small business owners put more money in their pockets, they hire new people and grow the economy,” Small Business Administration […]

President Trump Dumps Dodd-Frank with Executive Order

President Trump Dumps Dodd-Frank with Executive Order

President Trump Dumps Dodd-Frank with Executive Order Friday afternoon, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order and 2 memoranda on Friday relating to the Y 2010 Dodd-Frank law, which he described as “damaging … regulations that failed to hold Wall Street firms accountable,” the Washington Examiner reported. The Dodd-Frank law, signed under former President […]

President Trump’s Business Revolution Begins by “Slashing” Regulations

President Trump’s Business Revolution Begins by “Slashing” Regulations

President Trump’s Business Revolution Begins by “Slashing” Regulations $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US business community, large and small, has suffered through 8 years of President Barack Hussein-Obama’s hobbling regulations, but now businesses are starting to see some relief from President Donald Trump. “By every measure, the United States has been sinking into economic mediocrity […]

It is Time for Americans to Be Optimistic Again

It is Time for Americans to Be Optimistic Again

It is Time to Be Optimistic Again $SPY Donald Trump’s plans for the economy will boost deficits, interest rates and growth but also will create opportunities for ordinary investors, it is time for Americans to be optimistic again. Both Trump and Hillary Clinton promised sorely needed additional spending on roads and public structures, schools, railway […]

US Long Dated Treasuries Up Signaling Rising Inflation

US Long Dated Treasuries Up Signaling Rising Inflation

US Long Dated Treasuries Up Signaling Rising Inflation $SPY Donald Trump’s victory in the US Presidential race is driving mutual fund managers out of dividend stocks and into the shares of financial, industrial and materials companies that benefit from rising inflation. Although inflation remains subdued by most measures, US longer-dated Treasury yields rose Thursday to […]

Obama’s Jobs Legacy: Near-Record 94.6-M Americans Not in Workforce

Obama’s Jobs Legacy: Near-Record 94.6-M Americans Not in Workforce

Obama’s Jobs Legacy: Near-Record 94.6-M Americans Not in Workforce A near record high of 94,609,000 Americans are not in the labor force, 425,000 more than last month’s 94,184,000, and the 2nd highest number on record. When US President Barack Hussein Obama took office in January 2009, 80,529,000 Americans were not in the labor force, and […]

Raise Rates, Don’t Raise Rates, Who’s Right?

Raise Rates, Don’t Raise Rates, Who’s Right?

Raise Rates, Don’t Raise Rates, Who’s Right? $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX There are those economists that argue that the US Fed should take an unconventional approach to ending a long period of below-target inflation: that being that instead of keeping interest rates low to drive economic activity and push up prices, it should raise interest […]

Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses

Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses

Marijuana Is Creating ‘Headaches’ for People in Legal US Businesses The legalization of marijuana in the US is creating headaches not just for new marijuana businesses. Such businesses have trouble paying taxes and getting bank accounts, and there are also problems for people who work in the growing industry, as well as for those who […]

Donald Trump’s Campaign Comments Have Not Hurt His Businesses

Donald Trump’s Campaign Comments Have Not Hurt His Businesses

Donald Trump’s Campaign Comments Have Not Hurt His Businesses Lawyers for Donald Trump say the controversial comments he has been and continues to make while running for the GOP’s US Presidential nomination have caused business to increase at his hotels and their restaurants to grow, not shrink, just as Washington celebrity chef Jose Andres has […]

Heavy Storms and Heavy Flooding Across Houston Texas

Heavy Storms and Heavy Flooding Across Houston Texas

Heavy Storms and Heavy Flooding Across Houston Texas Heavy storms roared across the Houston area Friday evening causing multiple roads closing and evacuations because of the floodwaters. In Galveston, torrential rain came down on the area as the swirling winds as severe weather moved through the area. The waters continue to rise in and around […]

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire

The Latest on the Ft. McMurray Wildfire In Alberta, Canada there is a Province wide ban on open fires, including campfires and the use of charcoal briquettes. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau went to Fort McMurray Friday to survey the damage firsthand and meet with emergency responders. He was also meeting Alberta Premier Rachel Notley in Edmonton. As crews […]

Succession Plans Key to Family Businesses

Succession Plans Key to Family Businesses

Succession Plans Key to Family Businesses Family firms advised to separate family assets from business assets Just 30% of the world’s family businesses are passing the reins onto the next generation and the problem is endemic in the Middle East, according to financial services provider UBS AG (NYSE:UBS). The Swiss company has found that only […]

Government Regulations Cost US Companies $4-T+

Government Regulations Cost US Companies $4-T+

Government Regulations Cost US Companies $4-T+ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The cost of US regulations is larger than Germany’s economy, amounting to a $4-T loss to the American economy, according to a report Thursday. The study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University found that regulations over the past several decades amount to a […]