Gold’s Price: The Bulls Vs The Bears

Gold’s Price: The Bulls Vs The Bears

$GLD, $XAU Gold’s market remains inside its 11 July range for a 2nd session, which suggests investor indecision and impending volatility. The lack of movement in the USD and Treasury yields is helping to contribute to the tight trading range. Tuesday, August COMEX gold is trading at: 1,416.50, +3.00 (+0.21%), as of 1:37a EDT, the market […]

Hot US Housing Markets Cool

Hot US Housing Markets Cool

FLASH: Buyers in the tightest US housing markets got what they have been waiting for, inventory, but instead of sales rising as a result, they are falling. In Salt Lake City, where listings rose 53% in March from a year earlier, transactions fell 21%, the biggest decliner in the country, according to a report from […]

US Existing Home Sales Fall More Than Expected in March

US Existing Home Sales Fall More Than Expected in March

Source: Thompson Reuters US home sales fell more than expected in March as rising demand stoked by declining mortgage rates and slowing house price inflation continued to be frustrated by a lack of properties, especially in the lower-priced segment of the market. The report from the  National Association of Realtors (NAR) on Monday could temper expectations of […]

Gold: Indian’s Buy Dips; Lunar New Year Boosts Demand in China; Investors Hedge Risk

Gold: Indian’s Buy Dips; Lunar New Year Boosts Demand in China; Investors Hedge Risk

$GLD Indian discounts shrink; dealers eye import duty announcement China premiums at $9.50-$11.50 oz Festival buying picks up in Singapore Demand for physical gold in India improved last week as local prices eased from their highest level in over 5 years, while buying gathered steam in China ahead of the Lunar New Year festival. Dealers […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Wall Street Has This Aristocrat Wrong

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Wall Street Has This Aristocrat Wrong

$RACE,$MS Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) could produce some all-electric cars, it will not renounce its commitment to internal combustion, because racing runs on gas. Racing has always been and continues to be everything to Ferrari Traditionally, Terrari scoffed at EVs. But it is true that the iconic Italian automaker added hybrid-electric technology to its ultra expensive HyperSuperCar […]

Stocks Saw Uneven Trade on Positive Earnings, Finish in the Green

Stocks Saw Uneven Trade on Positive Earnings, Finish in the Green

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 gained 0.2%, Dow Jones Industrial Average (+0.7%) and the NAS Comp (+0.1%) experienced uneven post options expiry trading action finishing in the Green. The Russell 2000 (-0.2%) did, too, but it finished in the Red.  Most S&P 500 sectors finished higher with consumer staples (+1.2%) and utilities […]

Collapse of US Housing Market Not ‘On the Cards’

Collapse of US Housing Market Not ‘On the Cards’

$BAC, $STI, $SHW, $SWK There are no shortage of warning signs for the housing market, but Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) says investors should not fear the worst. “Do not believe the narratives of a housing collapse,” economist Michelle Meyer wrote in a note to clients Tuesday. Ms. Meyer said the challenges facing the sector “should […]

US Home Mortgage Activity at 2-Month Highs as Loan Costs Fall

US Home Mortgage Activity at 2-Month Highs as Loan Costs Fall

US Home Mortgage Activity at 2-Month Highs as Loan Costs Fall Interest rates on 30-year, fixed-rate “conforming” mortgages with balances of $453,100 or less, averaged 5.08% last week, US borrowers filed the most home mortgage applications in nearly 2 months as 30-year home loan costs fell to their lowest marks since early October, the Mortgage […]

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence $ALMMF, $CHL, $PTR Market sentiment is very weak. President Xi’s government is struggling to dispel such gloom and talk stock prices back up with promises of tax cuts, more bank lending and a media campaign. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index sank 30% from January […]

Stocks are Cheap and the Biggest Buyers are Jumping Back In

Stocks are Cheap and the Biggest Buyers are Jumping Back In

Stocks are Cheap and the Biggest Buyers are Jumping Back In $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Companies are the biggest purchasers of their own shares, and they were absent from the market for the last several weeks, just as stock prices were tumbling on worries about global trade and rising interest rates. Businesses were holding […]

Mortgage Requests Fall, Borrowing Costs at 7-Year Highs

Mortgage Requests Fall, Borrowing Costs at 7-Year Highs

Mortgage Requests Fall, Borrowing Costs at 7-Year Highs US mortgage applications declined last week as home borrowing costs climbed to their highest levels in over 7 years, propelled by a spike in bond yields during last week’s market selloff, the Mortgage Bankers Association said Wednesday. The Washington-based industry group said its seasonally adjusted gauge on consumer […]

Institutional Investors are Quietly Adding Cryptocurrencies to Holdings

Institutional Investors are Quietly Adding Cryptocurrencies to Holdings

Institutional Investors are Quietly Adding Cryptocurrencies to Holdings $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Institutional investors are becoming more involved in the $220-B cryptocurrency market than many observers may realize. Buyers such as hedge funds have replaced HNWIs (high-net-worth individuals) as the biggest buyers of large lots of digital coins worth more than $100-K through private transactions.. The Big […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Has Big Plans for Its Future

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Has Big Plans for Its Future

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Has Big Plans for Its Future $RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) new CEO, Louis Camilleri, unveiled a new business plan on 18 September that includes reviving iconic models and embedding in them its F1 technology. Thus, significantly expanding Ferrari’s electric-gasoline hybrid powertrain offering and affirming plans to introduce a FUV (utility vehicle) that conforms to […]

Ethereum Markets Rallied Last Week, Looks to Continue

Ethereum Markets Rallied Last Week, Looks to Continue

Ethereum Markets Rallied Last Week, Looks to Continue $ETHUSD, $ETHEUR The Ethereum (ETH) markets initially dipped last week, then after US Tax Day saw Key support at $500 and bounced, breaking above the important resistance at the $600 mark, then heading to $700. Currently, Ethereum is trading at: 634.74, +13.41, or +2.1583%, as of 4:11a BST, the market is […]

Ferrari Continues to Command Top Prices in the Classic Car Market

Ferrari Continues to Command Top Prices in the Classic Car Market

Ferrari Continues to Command Top Prices in the Classic Car Market $RACE Last August at Pebble Beach international collectors spent $327-M on Vintage & Classic Cars High priced cars a Pebble Beach were the market’s strongest, coming in stronger than the experts expected Notably, 2 Ferraris also were in the Top 5, a 1966 Ferrari […]

US Pending Home Sales Higher, Housing Supply Short

US Pending Home Sales Higher, Housing Supply Short

US Pending Home Sales Higher, Housing Supply Short $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX More people signed contracts in November to buy homes, with pending sales rose 0.2% as the US housing market copes with a dwindling supply of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of pending home sales was 109.5 […]

Hong Kong Real Estate Defying Gravity

Hong Kong Real Estate Defying Gravity

Hong Kong Real Estate Defying Gravity $JLL, $HSBC, $JPM Hong Kong’s steaming housing market shows no signs of cooling down anytime soon. Prices in the City have climbed 11% YTD defying skeptics waiting for the bubble to burst and government attempts to rein in the world’s most expensive housing market through a raft of taxes and […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE)14-Month Rally “Pauses to Refresh”

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE)14-Month Rally “Pauses to Refresh”

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE)14-Month Rally “Pauses to Refresh” $RACE. $TSLA, $AMZN, $WMT Shares Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) began a long awaited healthy consolidation of its tire blistering 14 month rally over the past 2 weeks. One analysts actually rates Ferrari a Sell based on the announcement that Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is going to build a $200-K electric sports roadster to compete […]

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) a $1-T Company Within Year

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) a $1-T Company Within Year

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) a $1-T Company Within Year $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $AMZN Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) says it believes online giant  Amazon.com Inc. may reach a 2,000/share price in the next 12 months. “Amazon’s high margin aka revenue disclosure speaks to the $1-T (2,000/share) sum of parts Bull case.” Morgan Stanley reiterated its overweight rating for […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment (NHAB) Rises, as Sales Slow

US Homebuilder Sentiment (NHAB) Rises, as Sales Slow

US Homebuilder Sentiment (NHAB) Rises, as Sales Slow US homebuilders are feeling more optimistic than they have in months, looking past a recent slowdown in new home sales and the risk of rising labor and materials costs following hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Tuesday rose 4 points […]

Dubai Property Market Sentiment Worse Than Last Year

Dubai Property Market Sentiment Worse Than Last Year

Dubai Property Market Sentiment Worse Than Last Year The Core Savills reveals that there were misconceptions about oversupply in the emirate but rents could continue to soften. Only about 33% of people in Dubai believe the Emirate’s property market has shown signs of recovery, indicating worse sentiment than last year, according to a survey by […]

Collectors Spent $327-M on Vintage & Classic Cars this Weekend

Collectors Spent $327-M on Vintage & Classic Cars this Weekend

Collectors Spent $327-M on Vintage & Classic Cars this Weekend $BID High priced car sales come in stronger than experts expected That’s the takeaway after 4 days of vintage and classic car auctions during Monterey Car Week. Across 6 companies, preliminary numbers show sales totaling $327-M at Pebble Beach at the weekend, down 3% from last year […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Shares Trading Over 100 After Hours

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Shares Trading Over 100 After Hours

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Shares Trading Over 100 After Hours $RACE YTD Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has provided the best returns of any car company, as its Ferrari stock price has surged about 70%. Thursday, in regular session trading it marked 100.08/share on the NYSE. After hours RACE is trading at 100.25/share, its all time high. A Key reasons […]

Ferrari (NYSE: RACE) Buyers are Aggressive

Ferrari (NYSE: RACE) Buyers are Aggressive

Ferrari (NYSE: RACE) Buyers are Aggressive $RACE Renaissance Technologies cut its stake in Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) by 3.1% during Q-1 according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 387,922 shares of the company’s stock after selling 12,377 shares during the frame. Renaissance Technologies owned about 0.21% of the company worth […]

US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes

US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes

US Housing Starts +3%, Led by Single-family Homes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US home builders broke ground on new homes at a faster pace in February, signalling developers expect solid sales growth this year despite higher mortgage rates. Housing starts rose 3% last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.3-M, the US Commerce […]

“Do Not Be Fooled, There is No Economic Recovery”

“Do Not Be Fooled, There is No Economic Recovery”

“Do Not Be Fooled, There is No Economic Recovery” $GLD Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, advises that savvy investors should not be fooled by reports of any economic recovery. And the same investors should continue to buy Gold despite the pullback. “I’m certain that all this talk about a recovery is wrong,” Mr. […]

Dubai: Palm Jebel Ali is a ‘Long-term’ Project

Dubai: Palm Jebel Ali is a ‘Long-term’ Project

Dubai: Palm Jebel Ali is a ‘Long-term’ Project Dubai developer Nakheel is planning to launch new projects in the emirate soon but some older developments remain on hold for the moment, according to its Chairman. The company, which announced last month that it had repaid all its debts following a massive restructuring program, has posted […]

US Demand for Autos Fall in July

US Demand for Autos Fall in July

US Demand for Autos Fall in July $GM, $F, $HMC, $TM, $VLKAY US auto sales drop in July as hot weather and softening demand kept buyers at home. Major automakers have reported July sales that fell short of expectations, which has reinforced worries that the market may have peaked with last year’s record numbers. Kelley Blue […]

Highlights: The Ferrari Club of America International Meet

Highlights: The Ferrari Club of America International Meet

Highlights: The Ferrari Club of America International Meet The Ferrari Club of America held its annual International Meet in Columbus, Ohio, June 18-22, and welcomed a record attendance of vintage Ferraris, including a featured class of exceptional 1964-1968 275 series cars. Ferrari enthusiasts from around the world came together for 4 days of concours, rallies, […]

Dubai Property Plateau Suggests End to Down Cycle

Dubai Property Plateau Suggests End to Down Cycle

Dubai Property Plateau Suggests End to Down Cycle The monthly ValuStrat Price Index indicates the ‘bottoming-out’ of Dubai residential real estate prices Dubai residential real estate prices may have bottomed out after plateauing in May 2016, according to the property consultancy firm ValuStrat.The company said prices stabilised in April and May after almost 2 years […]

Offshore Buyers Drive Canadian Home Prices Higher or Are They

Offshore Buyers Drive Canadian Home Prices Higher or Are They

Offshore Buyers Drive Canadian Home Prices Higher or Are They With house prices up by double digits in Canada’s Toronto and Vancouver areas, offshore buyers, mainly from China, have fueled public concerns over whether they are inching the Canadians’ home-ownership dream further out of reach. These concerns have been dismissed by local economists, who say […]

Chinese Investment in US Real Estate Tops $300-B

Chinese Investment in US Real Estate Tops $300-B

Chinese Investment in US Real Estate Tops $300-B Chinese investment in the US real estate market has surpassed $300-B and is growing despite China’s economic weakness and increased currency controls, the authors of a new report said Monday. Between Y’s 2010 and 2015 Chinese buyers bought $93-B in residential real estate, nearly $208-B of mortgage-backed […]

China: Asia’s Most Attractive Consumer Market

China: Asia’s Most Attractive Consumer Market

China: Asia’s Most Attractive Consumer Market China was the most promising consumer market in Asia in Y 2015, and will probably remain so in the next 4 years, according to a report released Thursday. “Even as China’s economy slows and its population ages, it appears set to remain the most attractive Asian market for retailers […]

Hampton’s Home Buyers on the “Sidelines”

Hampton’s Home Buyers on the “Sidelines”

Hampton’s Home Buyers on the “Sidelines” Home sales in New York’s Hamptons fell to the lowest marks in 3 years as potential buyers of luxury properties stayed on the sidelines during this past volatile Quarter on Wall Street. Purchases in the 2nd-home market popular with Wall Street bankers and celebrities, totaled 437 in Q-1 of […]

Major Seychelles Developer Eyes UAE Property Investors

Major Seychelles Developer Eyes UAE Property Investors

Major Seychelles Developer Eyes UAE Property Investors Just under 10% of Eden Island investors are from the GCC The island nation of Seychelles remains an attractive destination for property investors from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), especially those from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to one of its biggest developers. Located 200 metres from […]