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 […]

ASEAN Briefing: Coronavirus Update

ASEAN Briefing: Coronavirus Update

Due to the developing situation in China and Asia concerning the Coronavirus, this article has been prepared as a running live update service to keep businesses involved in ASEAN updated with the latest relevant regional news. Travel Advisory: we are hearing accounts of travelers in some ASEAN countries being denied entry if they possess any China visa […]

Friday’s World Markets: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets: Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong stocks slipped Friday to end the week lower, as risk-averse sentiment strengthened on continued spread of the coronavirus with infections surpassing 1-M globally. At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was down 43.95 points, or 0.19%, at 23,236.11. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index fell 0.37% to 9,491.1.The sub-index of the […]

Pressure is On UN’s WHO Chief to Step Down for Helping China Cover-up its Virus Attack

Pressure is On UN’s WHO Chief to Step Down for Helping China Cover-up its Virus Attack

The Fog of War obscures much about the novel coronavirus pandemic. But 2 facts are certain, 1) China’s Communist authorities have lied, concealed and misled about the origins of the epidemic and the toll of the virus in China, and 2) the World Health Organization has acted as Beijing’s handmaid. The result: The global toll of this […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets Update: Asia and Oceania

Thursday’s World Stock Markets Update: Asia and Oceania

Asian share markets were down Thursday, clouded by the rising US coronavirus death toll, and with investors braced for more signs of economic pain in the world’s largest economy, ahead of another likely record week of jobless claims. With hopes growing that the worst of the outbreak may have passed for China and SKorea, the […]

President Trump is the Man to Run the Country in This ‘National Emergency’

President Trump is the Man to Run the Country in This ‘National Emergency’

Throughout this national emergency President Trump has continuously shown Americans that he is the right man to lead the nation. From the beginning we have seen President Trump’s best qualities. A while ago, the Quinnipiac poll asked Americans about the President’s best attributes. The public said he was a “strong person” (62%) and that he “is intelligent” […]

Wednesday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Wednesday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Asian equities recorded their biggest foreign outflow in at least 12 years in March, hit by the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on businesses across the region, with most factories shuttered to contain its spread. The S&P/ASX 200 index finished 3.6% higher at 5,258.60, recovering from the benchmark’s 2.02% fall Tuesday. The benchmark closed at […]

Stop UN’s WHO Funding for Helping Communist China Cover Up Coronavirus Outbreak

Stop UN’s WHO Funding for Helping Communist China Cover Up Coronavirus Outbreak

Tuesday, Senator Rick Scott, (R-FL) called for Congress to investigate the World Health Organization (WHO) and consider cutting its funding, saying the group was “helping Communist China cover up” the coronavirus outbreak. “The mission of the WHO is to get public health information to the world so every country can make the best decisions to […]

The Coronavirus Will Change America

The Coronavirus Will Change America

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX America is at War President Trump is commanding and the nation’s governors, mayors and industry leaders are acting in concert to mobilization efforts for the major conflict. As with all major Wars, this will change how Americans think, engage with the world, and behave. Since WWII, Western leaders have embraced globalization, governed by rules for equitable competition, […]

Tuesday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Tuesday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Southeast Asian stock markets rose Tuesday as data showed China factory activity unexpectedly expanded in March after contracting to a record low in the previous month even though the coronavirus pandemic showed few signs of abating. Indian shares edged up Tuesday, tracking broader Asian peers, after upbeat factory data from China gave investors hope of […]

Thursday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Thursday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Most South East Asian stocks rose on optimism around a massive US stimulus package, although Singapore shares fell after the city-state cut its annual growth forecast to better reflect the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese shares took a tumble Thursday following 3 days of massive gains after a rise in domestic coronavirus cases […]

Gold Sellers Opt for Bucks Due to Coronavirus

Gold Sellers Opt for Bucks Due to Coronavirus

$XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $PLAT $USD Gold prices fell Monday as investors stockpile cash, with a rising numbers of coronavirus-led national lockdowns threatening to overshadow stimulus measures from global central banks to combat the economic damage. Spot gold edged down 0.2% to 1,494.63 oz by 0320 GMT, after rising as much as 3.1% in the […]

America’s Nursing Homes and Convalescent Centers are Ground Zero in “The Virus War”

America’s Nursing Homes and Convalescent Centers are Ground Zero in “The Virus War”

Growing CVOIS-19 coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes in Washington, Illinois, New Jersey and other states in our nation are laying out for all to see the industry’s long-running problems, including a struggle to control infections and a staffing crisis that relies on poorly paid aides who cannot afford to stay home sick. Earlier this year, […]

President Trump’s Approval Rating on His Handling of Coronavirus Spikes

President Trump’s Approval Rating on His Handling of Coronavirus Spikes

A newly released poll has found that President Trump’s approval rating for how he has handled the coronavirus outbreak has spiked over the last week. “In the new poll, 55% of Americans approve of the President’s management of the crisis, compared to 43% who disapprove,” it was reported. “Trump’s approval on this issue is up […]

The Outsourcing of Jobs, What it has Meant to America and Americans

The Outsourcing of Jobs, What it has Meant to America and Americans

Make American, Hire American, Buy American The Big Q: What has the decline in American manufacturing meant for the average American? The Big A: 1. America eventually became poorer, and saw downgrade of its standard of living. As progressively more manufacturers moved abroad, the flow of money out of the country exceeded the benefits of […]

Hawaii Five-O Star Daniel Dae Kim Tested Positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus

Hawaii Five-O Star Daniel Dae Kim Tested Positive for COVID-19 Coronavirus

Daniel Dae Kim, 51 anni, of Lost and Hawaii Five-O fame, is the latest Hollywood star to be diagnosed with COVID-19 coronavirus. The actor shared the news in a video on social media, noting that it “looks like I’ll be OK.” He also detailed his journey with the coronavirus disease in an effort to help others during this pandemic and called […]

Ending US Dependence on Chinese-Manufactured Pharmaceuticals

Ending US Dependence on Chinese-Manufactured Pharmaceuticals

China makes most generic drugs and therefore control the health of much of the world. Wednesday, Senator Tom Cotton (R:AR) and Congressman Mike Gallagher (R:WI) introduced a bill to end US dependence on Chinese-manufactured pharmaceuticals after China threatened to cut America’s access to vital drugs. “The Chinese Communist Party has threatened to cut off America’s […]

Coronavirus: South Korea, China and Singapore are among the Asian countries facing a second coronavirus wave

Coronavirus: South Korea, China and Singapore are among the Asian countries facing a second coronavirus wave

Coronavirus: South Korea, China and Singapore are among the Asian countries facing a second coronavirus wave South Korea, China and Singapore are among the Asian countries facing a second coronavirus wave, spurred by people importing it from outside. China, where the virus first emerged, reported no new domestic cases on Thursday for the first time […]

If You are Expecting President Trump to ‘Blow up’ Politically, You Will Be Disappointed

If You are Expecting President Trump to ‘Blow up’ Politically, You Will Be Disappointed

It is not impossible to evaluate the political impact of the coronavirus on President Trump’s election campaign. We can see from the Chinese experience that the incidence and impact of the disease is abating, luckily for President Xi. The Trump Administration will not let China off the hook on its dishonesty and negligence in exporting […]

President Trump’s Labeling COVID-19 as a “Chinese Virus” is Correct

President Trump’s Labeling COVID-19 as a “Chinese Virus” is Correct

If any 1 country deserves to have the name “Chinese” attached to a pandemic, it’s China, which did all it could to conceal the outbreak rather than contain it. For weeks, China covered up the coronavirus pandemic. And in the days and weeks after the crisis became evident, China left its airports and borders open, […]

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 […]

Crude Oil Demand Heads for Record Lows

Crude Oil Demand Heads for Record Lows

$OIL $USO “This is a sudden, instant demand shock, the scale of the decline is unprecedented.” Gasoline becomes more affordable, just when Americans do not need it.” Global Crude Oil consumption is heading to the biggest annual contraction in history, as more countries introduce unprecedented measures to fight the virus outbreak. Travel bans, work-from-home, canceled […]

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 […]

US Stock Bulls Up and Running

US Stock Bulls Up and Running

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Tuesday, Wall Street’s Bulls came back to life rising from the edge of Bear market confirmation as bargain-hunters and notions of government stimulus calmed investors’ fears surrounding the coronavirus and prospects of a recession. All 3 major US stock market indexes spiked nearly 5% the day after they suffered their […]

Global Markets and Commodities

Global Markets and Commodities

$GLD $XAU $OIL $USO $USD $MSCI Crude Oil and global equity markets bounced back after the Monday’s losses as the world’s biggest economies moved to cushion the impact of the coronavirus, but stock gains in Europe failed to hold as investors are still cautious. The price of Brent Crude Oil climbed 10% on hopes a […]

Conveselent Care Centers and Nursing Homes Across America are on ‘Virus Alert’

Conveselent Care Centers and Nursing Homes Across America are on ‘Virus Alert’

Nursing homes and other care facilities for the elderly are stockpiling masks and thermometers, preparing for staff shortages and screening visitors to protect their particularly vulnerable population from the coronavirus. In China, where the outbreak began, the disease has been deadlier for the elderly. In Italy, the center of the virus outbreak in the EU, […]

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 […]

The US is Prepared for a COVID-19 Pandemic

The US is Prepared for a COVID-19 Pandemic

$GILD So far, there have been a limited number of reported cases of COVID-19 infection in the US, and the US military has designated several detention sites around the country to quarantine Americans, should things take a turn for the worse. Historically government health officials have exaggerated the threat of pandemics in the US, including […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last week Late Friday, the stock market put up a fight, on the close it was the worst week for equities since late Y 2008, as the S&P 500 (-0.8%) gave back 11.5% since the prior Friday, recording its 7th day running of losses, falling to its lowest level since […]

Gold Marks a 2nd Straight Session Loss in a “Corrective Pullback”

Gold Marks a 2nd Straight Session Loss in a “Corrective Pullback”

$XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV Gold prices finished lower Wednesday, building on the prior session’s retreat, even as worries remain over the spread of coronavirus outside of China. “It appears the bearish aspect of reduced consumer demand for the precious metals amid the potential for a slowdown in global economic growth is presently trumping the safe-haven […]

President Trump Will Not Postpone Rallies Due to the Virus

President Trump Will Not Postpone Rallies Due to the Virus

Sunday morning President Trump Tweeted praise for his administration’s response to the virus, which he called a “perfectly coordinated and fine tuned plan,” and blame for the MSM, which he said was “doing everything possible to make us look bad.” The President told reporters Saturday night that he will not be postponing his political rallies, […]

“Fed Will Not Make Panic Move and Cut Rates Over Virus”

“Fed Will Not Make Panic Move and Cut Rates Over Virus”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX FLASH: Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh said the coronavirus is being weaponized to bring down President Trump. US economy will be able to ride out any disruption from the global spread of coronavirus, plus not anticipating the Fed to cut interest rates to blunt the virus’ economic impact, that according […]

This Global Virus

This Global Virus

The spread of the coronavirus outbreak to regions from Italy to Iran renewed concerns about a pandemic, with the number of cases worldwide topping 80,000, even though WHO took that label off and applied the emergency label Sunday. Global stocks fell after Italy reported at least 6 deaths and more than 200 confirmed cases. The […]

“Coronavirus Has Not Hurt President Trump’s China Trade Deal”

“Coronavirus Has Not Hurt President Trump’s China Trade Deal”

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Reuters he does not expect the coronavirus outbreak to have a material impact on the Phase 1 US-China trade deal, although that could change as more data becomes available in coming weeks. Finance officials from the world’s 20 largest economies aka G-20, said Sunday they would keep a close watch […]

“The Fed Must Cut Interest Rates Now”

“The Fed Must Cut Interest Rates Now”

$USD Monday, Financial markets upped bets that the Fed will be pressed to cut interest rates to cushion a feared hit to economic growth from the spread of the coronavirus. US interest rates futures rose to their highest marks since last Fall as evidence the virus was spreading further outside its original epicenter of China […]

DJIA Dove 1,000 Pts as Investors Sought Safe-havens in Light of Rise in Virus Cases

DJIA Dove 1,000 Pts as Investors Sought Safe-havens in Light of Rise in Virus Cases

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $MCSI $XAU $VXX Monday, Wall Street’s 3 major stock market indexes fell as investors moved to safe-havens after a rise in coronavirus cases outside China caused worries about the global economic impact of a potential pandemic. Note: WHO removed pandemic from the virus’ and downgraded to emergency Sunday. Wall Street’s 3 […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Technical Analysis at the weekended 21 February  NAS Comp: It sold to the 10-Day EMA and then rebounded and filled the gap from Wednesday. It is still using the 10-day EMA as it trends higher. S&P 500: It tapped at the 20-Day EMA on the low, rebounded to a modest […]

Gold is in the Midst of a Perfect Storm

Gold is in the Midst of a Perfect Storm

$GLD $XAU $SLV $XAG $USD $EUR Concerns about the human and economic cost of the coronavirus continues to drive the need for strategic diversification and safe haven demand. Pro-cyclical commodities such as crude oil and copper meanwhile saw their recent recovery falter in face of renewed concern over the virus spreading outside of China. Commodity […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Friday’s Action Stocks recovered but struggled late in the day as the Fed, after a big repurchase operation in the am, said it will reduce the amount of the repos. The overnight repo saw $45.85-B in demand pasting the Fed’s offer. The 2-wk repo saw $59.02-B Vs the $30-B […]

ETFs the Key Driver for Gold’s Gains Over the Last Year

ETFs the Key Driver for Gold’s Gains Over the Last Year

$GLD $IAU $XAU Gold ETFs are the go-to choice to easily and quickly gain exposure to the precious Yellow metal. According to DataTrek research, ETF investors have been a Key driver of the 18.4% full-year gainer in gold prices, even as global demand for the precious Yellow metal dipped 1%. The data suggested that the […]

Philippines’ President Duterte says President Trump Deserves to be Re-elected

Philippines’ President Duterte says President Trump Deserves to be Re-elected

Saturday, Philippine President Duterte said that President Trump deserved to be re-elected, praising the US President’s reaction to his decision to end a Y 1951 military agreement with the United States. President Trump said Wednesday he did not mind Duterte’s decision to end the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). Defense Secretary, Mark Esper, called the move […]

Philippines Cutting Military Pact with US, President Trump says, “I do not mind”

Philippines Cutting Military Pact with US, President Trump says, “I do not mind”

Wednesday, President Trump said he did not mind Philippines President Duterte’s decision to end a decades-old military agreement with the United States President Duterte Tuesday announced termination of the 20 yr old Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA). Defense Secretary Mark Esper called the decision “unfortunate” as Washington and its allies press China to abide by “international […]

President Trump Lauds China’s Use of the Death Penalty in Drug Trafficking Cases, which he says the US “is Ready” to Adopt

President Trump Lauds China’s Use of the Death Penalty in Drug Trafficking Cases, which he says the US “is Ready” to Adopt

President Trump praised China for giving the death penalty to drug dealers. Answering a question about fentanyl crossing the US-Mexico border during a White House event Monday. President Trump invoked conversations he had with Chinese President Xi and his country’s crackdown on dealers of the powerful synthetic opioid. “I met with President Xi on the […]

S&P 500, NAS Comp Mark Record Closing Highs as Investors Buy Growth

S&P 500, NAS Comp Mark Record Closing Highs as Investors Buy Growth

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Monday, the S&P 500 and the NAS Comp closed at record highs as Chinese workers and factories slowly returned to business following a Lunar New Year holiday that was protracted by the deadly coronavirus outbreak. All 3 major US stock indexes advanced in a broad-based rally, boosted by index leaders […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX DJIA futures are little changed Sunday night, along with S&P 500 futures and NAS Comp futures. The stock market rally showed surprising strength last week, but it is not unprecedented.  The stock market rally’s instant recovery from the coronavirus sell-off was surprising. Normally, when the stock market sells off fast, […]

Wall Street Indexes Climb to New Highs for 4th Day Running

Wall Street Indexes Climb to New Highs for 4th Day Running

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Thursday, US stocks gained for a 4th session running, and Wall Street’s major indexes hit record highs as concerns faded over the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak in China. China said it would pare by 50% additional tariffs levied against some US goods, seen as a move to boost confidence […]

Gold Price Seen at $2,000 Near Term

Gold Price Seen at $2,000 Near Term

$XAU $GLD $SPY $SPX The S&P 500 posted a record high Wednesday at +37.10, or 1.1% at 3334.69 The reverse side of market optimism was the correction of safe-havens such as JPY and Gold. The JPY declined against the Buck, lead USDJPY to its highs in a 1. wks near 109.50, showing a rebound from the 200-Day SMA. Gold dropped […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX We are deep in earnings season. Stay tuned daily. What happened last week Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) struggled as caught a bid and rallied The DJIA and the S&P 400 tested the 50-Day MA, but the NAS Comp and S&P 500 did not, but rebounded.Q-4 GDP came in at 2.1% the slowest […]

2020 Black Swan, China Virus Impact May Help US Job Market

2020 Black Swan, China Virus Impact May Help US Job Market

Thursday, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he does not want to take a “victory lap” concerning the deadly coronavirus outbreak, but he speculated that the disease will help “accelerate” the return of jobs to the United States. “The fact is, it does give businesses yet another thing to consider when they go through their […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

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

President Trump Inks P-1 of China Trade Deal: DJIA, S&P 500 Close at Record Highs

President Trump Inks P-1 of China Trade Deal: DJIA, S&P 500 Close at Record Highs

$DIA $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wednesday, the DJIA closed above 29,000 for the 1st time plus the S&P 500 closed at a record high after the United States and China signed the Phase 1 trade agreement and pledged to resolve the 2 yr tariff dispute. The centerpiece of the agreement is a pledge by China […]

President Trump Elated as the Financial Markets Post Fresh Record Highs

President Trump Elated as the Financial Markets Post Fresh Record Highs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $AAPL, $AMD President Trump cheered as US stocks posted record high closes on Thursday as optimism about a US-China trade deal firmed and as Apple and other market heavyweights posted strong gains. “STOCK MARKET AT ALL-TIME HIGH! HOW ARE YOUR 401K’S DOING? 70%, 80%, 90% up? Only 50% up! What are you […]

2020: USA, No Recession, Steady Economy, Low Inflation

2020: USA, No Recession, Steady Economy, Low Inflation

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX US stocks will continue to rise this year on very little chance of a recession, and low inflation driving steady economic growth, with real GDP growing around 2.0%, and inflation remains below 2.0%. That is our outlook for Y 2020. We do not see a recession in this year’s US […]

Gold Prices Surge, Bullion Nears 1600 oz.

Gold Prices Surge, Bullion Nears 1600 oz.

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $XAG, $USD, $NEM Gold rods to its highest mark since Y 2013 in the US session Monday, as rising tensions in the Middle East drives demand for havens, with Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) seeing more room to run. Palladium, the most precious, extended gains to a fresh record. Bullion neared 1,600 oz after […]

2020: America First, USMCA, China Trade Deal ‘Phase 1’ Could Come Back-to-Back

2020: America First, USMCA, China Trade Deal ‘Phase 1’ Could Come Back-to-Back

 2 of the “biggest and best trade deals ever in American history” could be signed within a week of each other, according to assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro.  The US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will likely pass the Senate, with a bipartisan vote, as early as this […]

2020: What to Watch For in Commodities

2020: What to Watch For in Commodities

$DIA $SPY $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $SOY, $CORN, $XAU, $CU, $USO This is our 1st What to Watch in the commodities sector, it is an overview of what to expect. The picture mixed, complex picture that emerges. The list covers oil, gold, copper, iron ore, pork and more. The year’s 1st full week of trading could […]

2020: Day 1 on Wall Street, Stocks Extend the Bull Run to New Record Highs

2020: Day 1 on Wall Street, Stocks Extend the Bull Run to New Record Highs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $AAPL Thursday, Wall Street’s major stock market indexes market record highs to open Y 2020,as fresh economic stimulus from China added to optimism fueled by easing trade tensions and an improving global outlook. China’s central bank said Wednesday it would cut the amount of cash that all banks must hold […]

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 Financial Markets in Year of the Rat 2020

The Financial Markets in Year of the Rat 2020

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $XRT, $IWM Our New Year is here and we are just a few weeks away from the Chinese New Year, so not too early to share some of my favorite Chinese Astrologer’s thoughts on the coming Year of the Rat, he is famous for his predictions, but not perfect. The background: […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$AAPL Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a look at Apple (AAPL) on the year for Monday, as follows: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares have risen a 83.72% to $289.80 this year. The DJIA is up […]

S&P 500 Marks Another Record High as Santa Claus Continues the Rally

S&P 500 Marks Another Record High as Santa Claus Continues the Rally

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 finished little changed Friday and the NAS Comp ended an 11-day streak of gainers after some late-session weakness, the DJIA another record as investors play the Santa Claus rally. The DJIA rose 23.53 points, or 0.08%, to 28,644.92, the S&P 500 gained 0.07 points, or 0.00%, to […]

Gold Closed Above $1500 on Pace to Best Year Since 2010

Gold Closed Above $1500 on Pace to Best Year Since 2010

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $JPM, $GS, $UBS Gold rose for a 4th session running, topping 1,500 oz and on pace for its best annual gainer since Y 2010. The precious Yellow metal marked a 7-wk high on the breakout as investors positioned for Y 2020, with post-Christmas gains coming even as global equities inched higher and US-China […]

Global Stocks Rise $17-T YTD

Global Stocks Rise $17-T YTD

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

Wall Street Marks Another Record High on Consumer and Trade Optimism

Wall Street Marks Another Record High on Consumer and Trade Optimism

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street stocks hit record closing highs again Friday and the S&P 500 registered its biggest weekly percentage gain since early September after data showed a rise in consumer spending and investors continued to be optimistic over progress in the US-China trade dispute. President Trump declared progress on issues from […]

Gold Futures: Technical Analysis

Gold Futures: Technical Analysis

$GLD, $XAU Gold futures traded higher late Thursday despite extremely low volume. Traders are saying the market is being underpinned by the lack of details over the US-China trade deal, and the political uncertainty in Washington. The low volume is being attributed to position-squaring ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays. At 20:35 GMT, February […]

Gold Marks 2 Wk Highs and Dips

Gold Marks 2 Wk Highs and Dips

$XAU, $GLD Gold prices retreated slightly Friday in Asia after marking a more-than-2-week high Thursday. US Gold Futures dipped 0.13% to 1,482.55 oz as of 10:59p ET Friday (03:59 GMT) after reaching a 1484.95 high. Spot Gold prices also dropped 0.03% to $1,478.67. The political uncertainties caused by US House of Representatives’ voting to impeach […]

China Bought Soybeans on Tariff Waivers

China Bought Soybeans on Tariff Waivers

$SOY Tuesday, Chinese importers bought at least 2 cargoes of US soybean after receiving another round of tariff-free quota for US shipments. The sales, the 1st since Washington announced an interim trade deal with Beijing last week, may also be China’s last large US purchases before newly harvested soybean from Top supplier Brazil begin hitting […]

Gold Price Futures Technical Analysis

Gold Price Futures Technical Analysis

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

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 […]

US Factory Output Rebounds

US Factory Output Rebounds

$GM, $USO US factory production rebounded by more than forecast in November and rose excluding a surge in auto production following the end of the General Motors (NYSE:GM) strike, in a sign of stabilization in manufacturing. The 1.1% increase in manufacturing output, the biggest gain since early 2018, followed a 0.7% decrease in October, Federal Reserve […]

President Trump’s Trade Deals are “Pro-Growth, Remove Uncertainty”

President Trump’s Trade Deals are “Pro-Growth, Remove Uncertainty”

Monday, white House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said trade deals with China, Canada, and Mexico will strengthen the economy, adding that exports will double with China under the P-1 of President Trump’s new agreement.  “These deals are both pro-growth and yeah, they do remove some uncertainty,” he said. “They also increase incentives to invest…I think […]

Gold’s Price History

Gold’s Price History

$XAU, $GLD, $USD, $XAG, $SLV The following is a deep dive into past Gold’s Price History by James Anderson who begins with a gold price chart covering more than the last 700 years. Leading into the USD price of gold since the 1776 founding of the United States of America (USA) through the post-1971 fully fiat […]

“2020 Will Be a Very, Very Strong Economic Year”

“2020 Will Be a Very, Very Strong Economic Year”

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow predicts that Y 2020 “will be a very, very strong economic year” as the jobs market only stands to get stronger in the wake of Friday’s China-US trade deal. “I think it will be pro-growth. I think it will help business confidence and business investment,” Mr Kudlow said. Kudlow spoke […]

US-China Reached a Trade Deal, Sunday Tariffs Off

US-China Reached a Trade Deal, Sunday Tariffs Off

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street closed little changed after P-1 China trade deal reached President Trump said Friday that the US has canceled plans to impose new tariffs on $160-B in worth of Chinese imports Sunday as part of a modest interim agreement that de-escalates a 17-month trade dispute between the world’s 2 […]

President Trump Signs Off on Trade Deal With China, Wall Street Marks Fresh Record Highs

President Trump Signs Off on Trade Deal With China, Wall Street Marks Fresh Record Highs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX An HeffX-LTN Key indicator for extending this Bull Market: The last vestige of the financial crisis ended Thursday as financial stocks in the S&P 500 passed their prior closing high eclipsing the record marked in Feb 2007 before losing more than 80% of their value in less than 2 yrs. […]

Gold Markets Rallied on President Trump’s Trade Comments

Gold Markets Rallied on President Trump’s Trade Comments

$XAU, $GLD, $SPY Gold markets rallied significantly during the trading session Tuesday after President Trump suggested that the Chinese trade deal could wait until after the election. If that’s going to be the case, then markets are pretty concerned based upon the reaction. Gold rallied but are already starting to give back some of the gains […]

“Proper US-China Trade Deal More Important Than Timing”

“Proper US-China Trade Deal More Important Than Timing”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The Commerce Secretary said the world’s 2 largest economies still needed to work out details about China’s purchases of farm products, some structural issues and an enforcement mechanism in order to ink an interim trade agreement that President Trump hoped to complete last month. President Trump, speaking in Europe Tuesday, […]

Gold Traded Off Monday

Gold Traded Off Monday

$XAU, $GLD, $XAG, $SLV Gold fell Monday, pressured by a round of upbeat data on Chinese manufacturing activity, but prices finished above the session lows as weakness in the US manufacturing index dulled appetite for stocks. “Positive economic news” from the US and across the world, if any, “can result in sharp corrections for gold,” […]

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