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,” […]

US Consumer Spending on the Rise

US Consumer Spending on the Rise

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Americans increased their spending in October at the fastest rate in 3 months even though income growth was essentially flat, its weakest showing in 13 months. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that consumer spending rose 0.3% last month, the best gainer since a 0.5% rise in July. An inflation gauge that is […]

DJIA Marks 100th Record Close Under President Trump

DJIA Marks 100th Record Close Under President Trump

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Tuesday, US stocks edged higher, and all 3 major Wall Street indexes marked record levels, as upbeat comments by President Trump on trade talks eclipsed some softer-than-anticipated economic data, as the DJIA posted its 100th record close since Trump took office. President Trump said the United States and China were […]

Wall Street Marks Fresh Record Highs on Optimistic Trade Resolution

Wall Street Marks Fresh Record Highs on Optimistic Trade Resolution

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street’s 3 major averages kicked off the trading week by closing at records Monday as signs pointed to progress between the United States and China on a trade truce, while a round of merger deals also helped buoy investor sentiment. President Donald Trump applauded the achievement. “Another new Stock […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $XAU, $GLD, $VXX Conditions setting up for the Santa Claus Rally A year after the US stock market plunged on the Fed’s acts, many investors believe conditions are set for a rally to finish off Y 2019. A more accommodative Fed compared with a year ago is an important argument for […]

Commentary: Dragging down China with Turmoil in Hong Kong is an Illusion

Commentary: Dragging down China with Turmoil in Hong Kong is an Illusion

Despite Beijing’s strong and repeated opposition, the US Senate last Tuesday passed the so-called Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2019. By passing the bill, the Senate has not only shown indifference to the chaotic situation on the ground and the need to end violence and restore order, but also tried to embolden […]

China Wants a Trade Deal, Invites US Negotiators to Beijing…

China Wants a Trade Deal, Invites US Negotiators to Beijing…

China has invited Top US trade negotiators for a new round of face-to-face talks in Beijing in its continued efforts to strike a limited deal, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The report said Chinese Vice Premier Liu He invited US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for a meeting in Beijing, […]

Target (NYSE:TGT) at Record Highs on Sales Beat, Raised Forecast

Target (NYSE:TGT) at Record Highs on Sales Beat, Raised Forecast

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $TGT, $VXX Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) reached a record high after raising its F-Y (full-year) outlook again on strong sales and profitability, providing a safe haven after several retailers unnerved investors. The stock, the best performer in the S&P 500 Index Wednesday, had already soared 68% this year through Tuesday. Target raised […]

President Trump,”US Will Hike Tariffs on China Without Trade Deal”

President Trump,”US Will Hike Tariffs on China Without Trade Deal”

The United States will raise tariffs on Chinese imports if no deal is reached with Beijing to end a trade dispute, President Trump said Tuesday, threatening an escalation of the action that has damaged economic growth of the world’s 2nd largest economy severely. Speaking at a cabinet meeting at the White House, President Trump said […]

President Trump Will Continue to Defend the US Economy (Video)

President Trump Will Continue to Defend the US Economy (Video)

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 (+0.1%), DJIA (+0.1%), and NAS Comp (+0.1%) eked out incremental gains to close at record highs Monday. The Russell 2000 (-0.3%) closed in negative territory.  Before President Trump, China has intended to take over the world. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow proclaimed that President Trump will […]

Cash Payouts to American Farmers in Time for Thanksgiving

Cash Payouts to American Farmers in Time for Thanksgiving

Sunday, President Trump welcomed a “cash” payout to American farmers before the Thanksgiving Day holiday that he attributed to China tariffs. “Our great Farmers will receive another major round of ‘cash,’ compliments of China Tariffs, prior to Thanksgiving,” he wrote on Twitter. “The smaller farms and farmers will be big beneficiaries. In the meantime, and […]

Millennials Adopt Old School Love of Gold

Millennials Adopt Old School Love of Gold

$XAU, $GLD The World Gold Council (WGC) has reported that millennials’ attitudes towards gold are not so different to those of older generations. “Gold can resonate more deeply among younger consumers,” the report said. “But there are perceptual misgivings among the younger Gen Z audience, misgivings which are particularly pronounced in China’s jewelry market. For example, […]

Commentary: BRICS Summit, China Hopes to Usher in ‘Golden Decade’ for Cooperation

Commentary: BRICS Summit, China Hopes to Usher in ‘Golden Decade’ for Cooperation

The 11th BRICS Summit taking place in Brazil on 13-14 November mission is to to usher in a 2nd “Golden Decade” for more fruitful cooperation of the emerging-market group. The past 10 years since its first summit in Russia are suitably dubbed a “Golden Decade” for BRICS, which was originally made up of Brazil, Russia, […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Risk is on, sidelined money coming back in and the market is posting record highs almost on a daily basis. The earnings news is providing its share of trading catalysts, but the macro news is mattering more as a market driver because the macro connection with the employment report, earnings […]

Commentary: Merkel Needs President Trump to End the Trade Dispute

Commentary: Merkel Needs President Trump to End the Trade Dispute

$VLKAY, $BMWYY, $DDAIF The German economy is at the cusp of recession Now 30 yrs after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and 29 years after Germany was reunified into 1 country, Europe’s strongest economy is facing significant headwinds that risk spilling over into the rest of the EU and the world The closely watched […]

S&P 500 Marks 5th Week of Gains, as Wall Street Hits New Records

S&P 500 Marks 5th Week of Gains, as Wall Street Hits New Records

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Friday, the 3 major US stock market indexes posted record closing highs and the S&P 500 registered a 5th straight week of gainers as investors brushed aside worries over the progress of US-China trade talks and as Walt Disney shares rose. The Cboe volatility index .VIX posted its lowest closing […]

Americans Buy ‘Made in the USA’, Stocks Surge

Americans Buy ‘Made in the USA’, Stocks Surge

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The DJIA and S&P 500 notched record closing highs again Thursday, as President Trump continues to cheer as the market continues to charge higher into record territory. “Stock Markets (all three) hit another ALL TIME & HISTORIC HIGH yesterday! You are sooo lucky to have me as your President (just kidding!). […]

Beijing, US to Lift Tariffs as Talks Advance

Beijing, US to Lift Tariffs as Talks Advance

Thursday, China and the United States have agreed to cancel in phases the tariffs imposed during their months-long trade dispute, the Chinese commerce ministry said. The interim US-China trade deal is widely expected to include a U.S. pledge to scrap tariffs scheduled for 15 December on about $156-B worth of Chinese imports, including cell phones, […]

Signs of Global Economic Stabilization Flashing

Signs of Global Economic Stabilization Flashing

The worst may be over for the world economy’s slowdown. A wave of interest-rate cuts by central banks including the Fed and mounting expectations of a US-China trade deal are buoying confidence in financial markets just as Key economic indicators show signs of stabilization after recent declines. While a robust rebound may not be here […]

No US Recession Ahead

No US Recession Ahead

$GS The chances that the US economy skids into a recession are “not significant” near term as American households extend the expansion and trade tensions appear to be easing, the CEO of Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE:GS) said in an interview. “I’ve said that I still think the chance of a U.S. recession between now […]

Asian markets rally following a forecast-busting US jobs report

Asian markets rally following a forecast-busting US jobs report

Asian markets rallied Monday following a forecast-busting US jobs report, and on growing optimism that China and the United States will finally sign off on a mini trade pact. Investors took their lead from another record-breaking close on Wall Street, which came at the end of a strong week for equities thanks to strong earnings […]

The signing of the world’s largest trade pact will likely be kicked back to 2020

The signing of the world’s largest trade pact will likely be kicked back to 2020

The signing of the world’s largest trade pact will likely be kicked back to 2020, according to a draft statement by Southeast Asian leaders, delaying a deal craved by China to offset a painful tariff war with the US. The 16-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) spans from India to New Zealand and includes 30 […]

“Trade War Naysayers Must Apologize”

“Trade War Naysayers Must Apologize”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX S&P 500 sets new intraday and closing records DJIA +132.66 at 27090.72, NAS Comp +82.87 at 8325.99, S&P 500 +16.87 at 3039.42 Volume: Trade on the NYSE came at 777-M/shares exchanged The S&P 500 set new record highs Monday, increasing 0.6% as trade sentiment remained upbeat and investors reacted positively to corporate news. The NAS Comp (+1.0%) and […]

Paul Ebeling’s China Business Commentary

Paul Ebeling’s China Business Commentary

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

Asian markets rallied after China and the US said they were close to agreeing a mini trade deal

Asian markets rallied after China and the US said they were close to agreeing a mini trade deal

Asian markets rallied Monday after China and the US said they were close to agreeing a mini trade deal, but the pound extended losses on fresh Brexit uncertainty while EU leaders consider extending a deadline for Britain to leave the bloc. Investors tracked a strong lead from Wall Street, where the S & P 500 […]

The Weekly Wrap Up

The Weekly Wrap Up

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Week in Review: Cyclical sectors lead S&P 500 back to record levels in earnings-driven advance The S&P 500 advanced for the 3rd week running, rising 1.2% and nearly setting new record highs as investors remained pleased with earnings reports.  The DJIA rose 0.7%, the NAS Comp rose 1.9%, and the […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$XAU, $GLD, $USD, $USO, $OIL FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Flat, Stocks Off Headlines Asia shares slip on BREXIT snag Crude Oil prices fell after data showed US stocks rose more than expected last week. Gold holds steady, as technical buying gives support Gold: Gold prices were largely unchanged Wednesday, as investors awaited more clarity on […]

China Keeps Open Door Policy to FDI Despite Trade Dispute

China Keeps Open Door Policy to FDI Despite Trade Dispute

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 lost 0.4% Tuesday in a newsy session. Company-specific news contributed to outsized stock moves, but overall gainers in broader market had been nominal until a hiccup on the BREXIT issue dragged the major indices into the Red. The benchmark index closed at session lows below the 3000 […]

China Trade Talks on Target for Deal in November

China Trade Talks on Target for Deal in November

$SPY Equity indices in the Asia-Pacific region ended Tuesday on a higher note. Japan’s Nikkei Closed, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng +0.2%, China’s Shanghai Composite +0.5%, India’s Sensex -0.9%, SKorea’s Kospi +1.2%, Australia’s ASX All Ordinaries +0.3%. S&P 500 futures are up Tuesday, suggesting there is pace for the underlying gauge to extend gainers after it […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$XAU, $GLD, $USD, $USO, $OIL FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Flat, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil prices were little changed Tuesday Gold prices steady as US-China trade optimism sparks market cheer Investors await FOMC meeting at the end of the month Gold: Gold was muted Tuesday, weighed down by buoyant Asian shares that cheered […]

China says efforts ‘accelerated’ on US trade deal

China says efforts ‘accelerated’ on US trade deal

China said Thursday that its negotiators have “accelerated efforts” to hammer out the details of a partial deal with the United States, as the two sides edge towards an agreement in a lingering trade war. The initial deal was announced on Friday by US President Donald Trump and included promises to increase purchases of US […]

Asian markets rally after China, US reach partial trade deal

Asian markets rally after China, US reach partial trade deal

Asian investors on Monday cheered a partial trade deal between China and the United States, sending regional markets rallying, though observers were sceptical about the overall significance of the agreement. Dealers took their lead from a strong performance on Wall Street after top-level negotiators ended two days of talks saying US tariffs due to take […]

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation HEFFX Highlights

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation HEFFX Highlights

Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. Short term: Prices are stalling. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 10.95. The projected upper bound is: 11.02. The projected lower bound is: 10.43. The projected closing price is: 10.72. OVERSEA-CHINESE closed up 0.090 at 10.740. Volume was 44% […]

President Trump has China “Where He Wants Them on Trade” + Closing Market Summary

President Trump has China “Where He Wants Them on Trade” + Closing Market Summary

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Stock market guru, Jim Cramer said President Trump has the upper hand in the China trade distpute because tariffs are hurting the Chinese economy way more than the US economy. “Hate him or like him, he has them where he wants them,”  Mr. Cramer said on TV Friday. “I always […]

Hunter Biden Resigns Chinese Board

Hunter Biden Resigns Chinese Board

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

“China Trade Talks May Yield Positive Surprises”

“China Trade Talks May Yield Positive Surprises”

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow speculates that next week’s China trade talks with the US could very well stun everyone. Mr. Kudlow held out hope for progress in opening China’s financial services markets to American companies in trade talks next week, adding the US team was heading into them “open-minded.” “There could be positive […]

US Stocks Decline for a 2nd Day Running, EU Tariffs Loom

US Stocks Decline for a 2nd Day Running, EU Tariffs Loom

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $ESDAY, $VXX Wednesday’s US economic data included the ADP Employment Change report for September and the weekly MBA Mortgage Applications Index. The takeaways are as follows: Private-sector payrolls were estimated to have increased by 135,000 in September (consensus 150-K) while the prior month’s print was revised down to 157-K from 195,000. Private-sector […]

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

Asia: Gold, Crude Oil, Stocks, Commodities and Currency Pairs

$XAU, $GLD, $USD, $USO, $OIL FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Firm Headlines Crude Oil prices recover after output from US, Russia, OPEC fall Asian shares firm as investors stay hopeful on US-China disputes Gold fell to a 2 month low on the back of a strong Buck, last trading at $1,468.50 oz. Gold: […]

Canada, US seek to reduce dependency on China for rare earth minerals

Canada, US seek to reduce dependency on China for rare earth minerals

Canada is in talks with the United States to seek ways for both to reduce their dependance on China for rare earth elements, key minerals for high-tech products, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday. He said that in his last meeting with US President Donald Trump, “I highlighted that Canada has many of the rare […]

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