What Will the Attack on Saudi Crude Oil Facilities Mean for Consumers?

What Will the Attack on Saudi Crude Oil Facilities Mean for Consumers?

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $OIL, $USO, $VXX Wall Street closed lower, Crude Oil prices spiked after attack in Saudi Arabia The attack knocked about 5.7-M BPD out of production, leading to the biggest 1-day gainer in WTI Crude Oil ($62.88/bbl, +$8.00, +14.6%) since Y 2008. Saudi Arabia expected to restore about 33% of lost production […]

President Trump, “I will not let China ‘rip us off'”

President Trump, “I will not let China ‘rip us off

The United States began imposing additional tariffs on Chinese goods Sunday, but U.S. President Donald Trump said the sides would still meet for talks later this month. President Trump Tweeting, said his goal is to reduce US reliance on China and again urged American companies to find alternate suppliers outside China. This fresh round of […]

President Trump, “US economy is doing very well, no recession in sight”

President Trump, “US economy is doing very well, no recession in sight”

Sunday, President Trump said the economy is “doing very well” and dismissed concerns of recession, offering an optimistic outlook after last week’s dip in the financial markets. “I don’t think we’re having a recession,” President Trump told reporters as he returned to Washington from his New Jersey golf club. “We’re doing tremendously well. Our consumers […]

World’s Consumers Pursuing Good Health Drive Growth of Non-alcoholic Beverages

World’s Consumers Pursuing Good Health Drive Growth of Non-alcoholic Beverages

Global Non-Alcoholic Beverage Market Projected To Reflect A CAGR Of 4.4% During 2017-2027 The worldwide inclination of individuals for good health has prompted manufacturers to transform from alcoholic drinks to non-alcoholic beverages included value added waters, which has directed the prominent market players towards focusing on new product launches to meet the altering customer tastes. […]

Grounding Has Positive Health Effects

Grounding Has Positive Health Effects

FLASH: Grounding is the practice of placing our bare feet on the ground, where negatively charged electrons in the Earth neutralize free radicals in our body. Grounding, or Earthing, is a scientifically-supported health practice that has been largely ignored by mainstream medicine despite a body of evidence for its effectiveness. Grounding is simply placing our […]

US Consumers See Inflation Falling

US Consumers See Inflation Falling

US consumers’ inflation expectations deteriorated to their weakest levels since late Y 2017 in May, while their views on jobs and family finances grew less certain, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey published Monday. The weakening in inflation expectations may factor into Fed policymakers’ decision whether to lower interest rates in […]

Plant-Based Foods In High Demand

Plant-Based Foods In High Demand

$AAK.ST AAK, (STO:AAK.ST) a world leader in value-adding vegetable oils and fats, has launched AkoPlanet™, a new portfolio with tailor-made solutions for food manufacturers developing plant-based alternatives to products within the meat, dairy and ice cream segments. “Vegan, vegetarian and flexitarian diets are rapidly growing, creating new and exciting opportunities for food manufacturers”, says Johan Westman, […]

The Mediterranean Diet is Better for Mind, Body, and Planetary Health

The Mediterranean Diet is Better for Mind, Body, and Planetary Health

New research from the American Psychological Association (APA) finds that the Mediterranean Diet is better for mind, body, and planetary health. It is no surprise Decades of research has found that the Mediterranean Diet, a style of eating developed by nutritionist and doctor Ancel Keys featuring plant-based, nutrient-rich foods helps increase longevity and because it […]

Health Claims: CBD Oil

Health Claims: CBD Oil

FLASH: A CBD craze is sweeping across America and the World New products are cramming store shelves as the market explodes for what many believe to be a miracle cure-all. Everything from oils to gummies to pills, creams, and ointments are now for sale at supermarkets and specialty chains. You can even get massages infused […]

US Consumers Cautious, Retail Sale Up a Bit

US Consumers Cautious, Retail Sale Up a Bit

US retail sales ex-automobiles rose slightly in January after a sharp drop in December, reflecting cautious optimism taken by consumers after athe 35 day partial government shutdown. The Commerce Department said Monday that retail sales increased just 0.2%, after a sharp fall of 1.6% in December, the biggest US decliner in 9 years. The economy has […]

EU Cannot Not Rely on US Growth to Help

EU Cannot Not Rely on US Growth to Help

FLASH: President Trump’s top economic adviser offered sharp criticism of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) revival of stimulus measures to spur the EU’s economy. National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said that a ECB decision Thursday to extend a new round of cheap loans to the banking system wouldn’t be enough to fix the continent’s […]

The Key Reasons for Australia to Exit the Paris Accord Now

The Key Reasons for Australia to Exit the Paris Accord Now

It is urgent that all Australian politicians understand the dangers in the Paris Climate Agreement. Here are the Key Reasons to EXIT PARIS NOW: The science is not settled – hundreds of scientists in Australia and thousands more throughout the world reject the theory that human production of CO2 (carbon dioxide) is driving dangerous global […]

Headlines Rule the Markets, Consumers Undaunted

Headlines Rule the Markets, Consumers Undaunted

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 fell 2.1% Friday on headline uncertainty surrounding politics and trade. As they continued to provide a justification to reduce risk. Friday’s decliner pushed the benchmark index to a new yearly low at 2408.12 and a weekly loss of 7.1%. All 11 S&P 500 sectors finished in the […]

US Consumers Opened Their Wallets in November

US Consumers Opened Their Wallets in November

US consumer spending gathered momentum in November as households bought furniture, electronics and a range of other goods, which could further allay fears of a significant slowdown in the economy. The upbeat data from the Commerce Department on Friday bolstered expectations that the Fed will raise interest rates at its 18-19 December policy meeting, despite moderating inflation […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 Production Spike Not Sustainable

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 Production Spike Not Sustainable

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) M-3 Production Spike Not Sustainable $TSLA Recall that on 30 November it was reported that Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) produced 1,000 M-3 sedans in 1 day, the reports were based on a leaked internal e-Mail from CEO Elon Musk to all employees. Shares shot up on the news, as has happened after prior spike in […]

‘Black Friday’ Merging with ‘Cyber Monday’ for Record Sales

‘Black Friday’ Merging with ‘Cyber Monday’ for Record Sales

‘Black Friday’ Merging with ‘Cyber Monday’ for Record Sales The buying and selling pace that was set Thanksgiving Day carried over into Black Friday as consumers continued to open their wallets at a record-setting rate, according to the latest data. We learned that Friday evening that consumers had spent $4.1-B as of 8:00p ET, which […]

Falling Crude Oil Prices Great for US Consumers and Emerging Markets

Falling Crude Oil Prices Great for US Consumers and Emerging Markets

Falling Crude Oil Prices Great for US Consumers and Emerging Markets $USO, $OIL, $UGA, $USD US Holiday shoppers should enjoy more spending power thanks to the recent dive in Crude Oil prices. While this fall in Crude Oil prices does not yet match the Ys 2014-2016 fall to $26 bbl, the current decline should soon […]

Dow Jones’ Earnings are at Record Highs Vs the Price of Gold

Dow Jones’ Earnings are at Record Highs Vs the Price of Gold

Dow Jones’ Earnings are at Record Highs Vs the Price of Gold $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $GLD, $SLV The DJIA is seeing action, on Wednesday, the day after the mid-term elections it advanced by 2.13% from its prior day’s closing price, it was the 4th day of extreme volatility since early October. Everyone was happy about […]

US Consumer Sentiment on Track for Best Year Since 2000

US Consumer Sentiment on Track for Best Year Since 2000

US Consumer Sentiment on Track for Best Year Since 2000 Consumers ready to Pick Up Spending Heading into Holiday Season US consumers have greater certainty about job and income prospects. University of Michigan’s (MSI) consumer sentiment index flat to unchanged but remains strong US consumer sentiment topped analysts expectations to stay on track for its best […]

Mr. Hussein Obama Secretly Worked for 6 Years to Halt the Growth of JP MorganChase

Mr. Hussein Obama Secretly Worked for 6 Years to Halt the Growth of JP MorganChase

Mr. Hussein Obama Secretly Worked for 6 Years to Halt the Growth of JP MorganChase $JPM For about 6 years, former President Barack Hussein Obama secretly hobbled JPMorgan Chase & Co.(NYSE:JPM), the nation’s largest  bank. Now the chains are off, thanks to bank-friendly regulators in The Trump Administration. In actions never before made public until […]

Morning Briefing: Special Report on Strong US Retail

Morning Briefing: Special Report on Strong US Retail

Morning Briefing: Special Report on Strong US Retail $WMT, $COST, $AMZN, $LOW, $URBN, $DG, $HD, $DLTR, $JWN On the world markets: World stocks rose Friday as news of plans for US-China trade talks stoked positive sentiment over their tariff dust up, DJIA finished comfortably above Key resistance at 25,500  expect a pause to refresh and the […]

Americans are Shopping, Retail Sales Up Sharply in July

Americans are Shopping, Retail Sales Up Sharply in July

Americans are Shopping, Retail Sales Up Sharply in July $M, $WMT, $COST, $AMZN Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that confident consumers are helping drive strong economic growth. The US Commerce Department says retail sales rose at a 0.5% annual rate in July, after a 0.2% […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Wednesday, with Soybean and Corn futures dropping to contract lows, following the news that the US announced a list of tariffs on $200-B of Chinese goods Tuesday. Agriculture grain investors were already worried about the impact of trade frictions […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Tuesday, with soybean futures falling for the 2nd straight session, mostly on US-China trade frictions, improved weather conditions in the US Midwest. The most active Corn contract for December delivery went down 6.25c, or 1.7R to close at 3.60 […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Monday, with Soybean futures diving, as investors turned to technical selling amid ongoing China-US trade friction. The most active Corn contract for December delivery went down 6c, or 1.61% to close at 3.67 bu. September Wheat delivery fell 7.25c, […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week Ended 6 July

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week Ended 6 July

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week Ended 6 July $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Soybean futures rebounded at week’s end on 6 July, thanks to bargain buying amid escalating trade tensions. The most active contract for November Soybean went up 14.5c weekly, or 1.65%, to 8.945 bu. December Corn delivery rose […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) wheat rose almost 3% Thursday over declining crop estimates. The Corn contract for December delivery rose 0.25c, or 0.07% to settle at 3.645 bu. September Wheat went up 14.5c, or 2.95% to close at 5.055 bu. November Soybean were down 8.5c, or […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Corn and Wheat rebounded Tuesday on bottom picking but Soybean continued to decline amid trade uncertainty. The US grain market was closed Wednesday for the 4th of July holiday The Corn contract for December delivery rose 5.25c, or 1.46% to settle at […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Monday morning as traders now are focused on increasing trade tensions. As of 1448 GMT, November Soybeans were down 7.5c at 8.725 bu, while December Corn was down 7.5c at 3.6375 bu, and September Wheat down 11.25c at 4.90 […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower on the Week Ended 29 June

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower on the Week Ended 29 June

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower on the Week Ended 29 June $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower on week ended 29 June, with Soybean futures dropping nearly 4% as grain traders turned to technical selling amid trade tensions. The most active Corn contract for July delivery fell 7c weekly, or […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Thursday morning, as investors prepare for Friday’s Acreage and Quarterly Stocks Report by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). July Corn was 1.5c lower at 3.51 Bu as of 1630 GMT, September Wheat was 4c lower at 4.845 Bu, […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Overall Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Overall Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Overall Higher $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mostly higher Wednesday, with soybean futures rising slightly after plunging over 30c in the past 2 sessions runnning, as market partly digested the impact of trade tensions. CBOT Wheat futures rose on bargain buying after a 3-session sell-off pushed […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Tuesday, with Soybean futures falling for a 2nd session running, on huge selling triggered by trade tensions. The most active Corn contract for July delivery rose 2c, or 0.57% to close at 3.5225 Bu. September Wheat delivery dropped 7.5c, […]

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

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

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

The Future of Retail Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

The Future of Retail Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

The Future of Retail Fits in the Palm of Your Hand $FB, $AAPL, $AMZN, $M, $ETSY, $INTU, $CRM The future of retail is not e-Commerce or 1-channel or pop-up shops or geo-fenced flash sales, the future of retail is palm-sized. As social media consumerism cultivates and nurtures a growing number of cool, in your face […]

Heavy Handed Hussein Obama-era FCC Internet Rules Cease on 11 June

Heavy Handed Hussein Obama-era FCC Internet Rules Cease on 11 June

Heavy Handed Hussein Obama-era FCC Internet Rules Cease on 11 June $T, $CMCSA, $FB, $GOOGL The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said in a notice Thursday that Hussein Obama-era Y 2015 US open-internet rules will cease on 11 June, and new rules handing providers power over what content consumers can access will take effect. The FCC […]

Bitcoin: The Why, The Why Nots!

Bitcoin: The Why, The Why Nots!

Bitcoin: The Why, The Why Nots! $BTCUSD, $CBOE, $CME Bitcoin has been in the news for the past year, and a clear understanding about how the cryptocurrency actually works and its volatility has kept many professional investors and traders from considering it worthy. There surely is plenty of money to be made, but investors must […]

SEC Official says, “ICOs Need Regulation”

SEC Official says, “ICOs Need Regulation”

SEC Official says, “ICOs Need Regulation” $BTCUSD The Regulators Want In! Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Robert Jackson said in a TV interview that the ICO (initial coin offering) system is representative of what the broader market might look like without any of the regulation that keeps it in check. Mr. Jackson said, “If […]

Crypto To Go: Lattesso Launches Blockchain-based Loyalty Programme

Crypto To Go: Lattesso Launches Blockchain-based Loyalty Programme

 Crypto To Go: Lattesso Launches Blockchain-based Loyalty Programme Blockchain technology is finding its way into our everyday lives. The Swiss coffee beverage provider Lattesso is today presenting the first crypto token to be made available in the retail sector. From the end of May, Lattesso beverages will be delivered with a virtual coin. The coins […]

The Costs of a Full Blown Trade War, Should One Happen

The Costs of a Full Blown Trade War, Should One Happen

The Costs of a Full Blown Trade War, Should One Happen The US and China have announced tariffs on each other’s goods recently, and have threatened to impose more. Assuming they take effect, the tariffs that China has announced so far on American goods will focus on agricultural products, automobiles, aircraft and chemicals. Although exports […]

President Trump Staking US Trade Position Vs China and the World

President Trump Staking US Trade Position Vs China and the World

President Trump Staking US Trade Position Vs China and the World The US trade figures for February that were released this week and showed a widening deficit. President Donald Trump’s policies over the past year have been calculated to increase the size of the US trade and current account deficits. One could easily say that the […]

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Economic Growth and Investment The latest industrial production report was much better than expected and positive on multiple levels. Overall production was up 1.1% while the manufacturing component was up 1.2%. Probably more importantly, the improvement in manufacturing was centered on business […]

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Has 10X the Data on American’s than Facebook

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Has 10X the Data on American’s than Facebook

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Has 10X the Data on American’s than Facebook $AMZN, $FB, $ORCL, $GOOGL Amazon has 10X the data on American consumers and owns the Washington Post a left wing political newspaper, always critical of President Trump and his administration. Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) disengaged with Washington’s biggest lobbying firm and brought on new advisers following […]

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong

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

CPI Came in ‘Hot’, US Stock Market Shrugged it Off and Spiked

CPI Came in ‘Hot’, US Stock Market Shrugged it Off and Spiked

CPI Came in ‘Hot’, US Stock Market Shrugged it Off and Spiked $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The stock market pundits fears about inflation are inflated. Econ 101: No Inflation, No Growth Top-weighted financials and technology sectors lead market higher Wednesday, US stocks finished sharply higher, shrugging off an initial sharp decline in futures pre-market immediately […]

Strong US Consumer Confidence Cheers Retailers

Strong US Consumer Confidence Cheers Retailers

Strong US Consumer Confidence Cheers Retailers  Black Weekend indicated US Consumers shopped for the real deals. Having just gotten through a huge Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, news that consumers did not go out and shop ‘till they dropped in October was not something for retailers to worry about. After splurging on […]

Stocks Run to Fresh Record Highs on Powell’s Comments

Stocks Run to Fresh Record Highs on Powell’s Comments

Stocks Run to Fresh Record Highs on Powell’s Comments $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street indexes moved to fresh records  Tuesday after Fed Chairman nominee Jerome Powell’s comments on interest rate hikes and deregulation fired inspired investors. JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM), and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) up about 2%, setting up the S&P financial index for its […]

Wells Fargo’s (NYSE:WFC) O & D’s Must Face Shareholder Suit

Wells Fargo’s (NYSE:WFC) O & D’s Must Face Shareholder Suit

Wells Fargo’s (NYSE:WFC) O & D’s Must Face Shareholder Suit $WFC A federal judge said current and former Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) O & D’s (officers and directors), including CEO Tim Sloan, must face nearly all of a lawsuit by shareholders seeking to hold them personally liable for sales abuses and the creations of […]

Rebuilding After Hurricanes Will Boost US Economy

Rebuilding After Hurricanes Will Boost US Economy

Rebuilding After Hurricanes Will Boost US Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley said back-to-back hurricanes in Q-3 will  lead to increased economic activity over the long run despite any tragic consequences. The storms could (will) influence the timing of the next interest-rate increase, although above-trend growth does […]

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication $POTN A recent study reveals at 40% of patients who consume high-CBD forms of cannabis stopped using traditional pharmaceutical medications and now use marijuana to treat their symptoms. The survey was conducted by Brightfield Group, a market research firm focused on the legal […]

Water is Energy: Drink the Purest, Recharge!

Water is Energy: Drink the Purest, Recharge!

Water is Energy: Drink the Purest, Recharge! Drinking clean, pure water is one of the most important foundations for optimal health, but is becoming far more difficult to come by. The water you are drinking could be contaminated. According to a new joint report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) and Northeastern University, drinking water […]

Marijuana Entrepreneurs See Bitcoin as Banking Answer

Marijuana Entrepreneurs See Bitcoin as Banking Answer

Marijuana Entrepreneurs See Bitcoin as Banking Answer Legal marijuana companies are turning to Bitcoin, the world’s most popular digital currency, in an effort to get rid of all its cash, as banks stay on the sidelines. The inability to access traditional financial institutions is 1 of the marijuana industry’s biggest impediments. Legal cannabis was a […]

US Pulls Out of Paris Climate Accord, Stocks Soar to Record Highs

US Pulls Out of Paris Climate Accord, Stocks Soar to Record Highs

US Pulls Out of Paris Climate Accord, Stocks Soar to Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Our President choose to put American citizens, American energy and American industry 1st, as he promised, Yes!  Thursday, President Donald Trump said that he will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, “vowing to fulfill my solemn […]

Investors “Pause to Refresh’ Major Indexes Drift at All-time Highs

Investors “Pause to Refresh’ Major Indexes Drift at All-time Highs

Investors “Pause to Refresh’ Major Indexes Drift at All-time Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 was down slightly Tuesday after mixed economic data and earnings while the NAS Comp hit another record as it was boosted by gains in technology stocks. US manufacturing production showed its biggest increase in more than 3 years […]

World War 3: Bullish on Gold (NYSEArca:GLD)

World War 3: Bullish on Gold (NYSEArca:GLD)

World War 3: Bullish on Gold (NYSEArca:GLD) $GLD, $SLW, In times of War or other upheaval, people turn to Gold (NYSEArca:GLD). When economies wobble and governments fall, Gold has always been seen as the best way to preserve wealth. The Y-Y change in the consumer price index has already risen from 0 to 2.5%. When […]

US Durable Goods Data Indicates Increased Business Spending

US Durable Goods Data Indicates Increased Business Spending

US Durable Goods Data Indicates Increased Business Spending $DIA,  $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX New orders for Key US-made capital goods rose less than expected in March, but a 2nd straight monthly increase in shipments suggested business investment accelerated in Q-1 behind a recovering energy sector. While other data relieved Thursday showed a bigger-than-expected increase in 1st-time […]

President Trump In Oval Office Summit With Major US Retailer CEO’s

President Trump In Oval Office Summit With Major US Retailer CEO’s

President Trump In Oval Office Summit With Major US Retailer CEO’s $AZO, $BBY, $GPS, $JCP, $TGT. $WBA US President Donald Trump is meeting with a group of retailers Wednesday morning to discuss his at the border-adjustment tax. The retailers will meet with members of Congress as well as the President, according to the head of government relations […]

The Benefits of Drinking Hydrogen Infused Water

The Benefits of Drinking Hydrogen Infused Water

The Benefits of Drinking Hydrogen Infused Water Hydrogen infused water contains hydrogen molecules that act as powerful antioxidants, helps reduce lactic acid and boosts endurance. HTWO™ HYDROGEN WATER™ is based on peer-reviewed science. HTWO is an emerging functional beverage that utilizes molecules of hydrogen as a gaseous nutrient to provide a spectrum of health benefits –boosts […]

Consumers Get Serious About Internet Security

Consumers Get Serious About Internet Security

Consumers Get Serious About Internet Security Thanks to John Podesta of the DNC, America was recently treated to a front row seat at a phishing attack. Phishing is the practice of luring someone into divulging sensitive information in response to an e-Mail that appears to be from a trusted source. This “nasty” practice become a […]

Donald Trump Will Pour “Cold Water” on Alibaba’s American Dream

Donald Trump Will Pour “Cold Water” on Alibaba’s American Dream

Donald Trump Will Pour “Cold Water” on Alibaba’s American Dream $BABA Alibaba Group Holding Inc. (NYSE”BABA), China’s biggest online retailer is now facing an unexpected challenge with the election of Republican Donald Trump as US President. “Trump is figuring out which campaign promises to carry out,” the magazine reports. “His charge that China is ‘killing […]

Retailers Rally, Driving S&P 500 to Record Highs

Retailers Rally, Driving S&P 500 to Record Highs

Retailers Rally, Driving S&P 500 to Record Highs $BBY, $M, $HD, $AMZN, $TGT Wall Street expects consumers to open their wallets a little wider this holiday shopping season but bargains among red-hot retail stocks could be hard to find, especially as profit growth proves elusive for many big names. Retailers, including Best Buy (NYSE:BBY), Kohls […]

Holiday Shopping Price War Ramps Up

Holiday Shopping Price War Ramps Up

Holiday Shopping Price War Ramps Up $AMZN, $TGT, $WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Target Corp.(NYSE:TGT) and other brick-and-mortar chains are counting on heavier discounts and a bigger online selection to help keep up with Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). this Holiday shopping season. As Black Friday ushers in the year-end shopping rush, chains are touting larger price cuts […]

Holiday Shopping Expects the “Trump Bump” Retailers Happy

Holiday Shopping Expects the “Trump Bump” Retailers Happy

Holiday Shopping Expects the “Trump Bump” Retailers Happy $ADBE Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving that’s been the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season, now it is no longer a 1 day event. The WS-J reported Thursday shoppers have already spent $27.2-B between 1 and 23 November, a 4.3% hike over the same frame […]

Carmike Cinemas Shareholders Approve $1.2-B AMC Merger

Carmike Cinemas Shareholders Approve $1.2-B AMC Merger

Carmike Cinemas Shareholders Approve $1.2-B AMC Merger $AMC, $CKEC Chinese-owned AMC Entertainment Holdings is on course to become the world’s biggest theater chain. AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE:AMC) has jumped another hurdle to becoming the world’s largest exhibitor. Chinese-owned AMC, the 2nd-largest US theater chain, Tuesday secured shareholder approval from Carmike Cinemas (NASDAQ:CKEC) for its amended […]

American Beverage Association Spending Millions Fighting “Soda” Tax

American Beverage Association Spending Millions Fighting “Soda” Tax

American Beverage Association Spending Millions Fighting “Soda” Tax $KO, $PEP A recent series of measures to tax sugary drinks, in an effort to fight obesity and diabetes, are forcing soda companies such as Coke (NYSE:KO), and Pepsi (NYSE:PEP) to reinvent themselves and diversify not only their business model, but their public image Voters and lawmakers […]

China’s High Earning Consumers Raidly Expanding

China’s High Earning Consumers Raidly Expanding

China’s High Earning Consumers Raidly Expanding China’s pool of high-earning consumers is set to surge in the next 15 years, their household spending growing to be greater than the EU’s current level, a report showed. The number of people earning more than $10,000 per year is expected to grow to around 480-M by Y 2030, […]

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 […]

Manual Transmissions are in the History Books at Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

Manual Transmissions are in the History Books at Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

Manual Transmissions are in the History Books at Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) $RACE There was a time when gated manual transmissions aka “sticks” were synonymous with performance cars, no more at Ferrari.   Ferrari is the latest automaker to retire the clutch pedal, a move that may seem like a gut punch to fans of stick shifts, […]

This Week’s US Economic Calendar: Expected, Revised & Prior

This Week’s US Economic Calendar: Expected, Revised & Prior

This Week’s US Economic Calendar: Expected, Revised & Prior 26 September, Monday New Home Sales, August (10:00a EDT): 585-K expected, 654-K prior 27 September, Tuesday Case-Shiller 20-City, July (9:00a EDT): 5.1% expected, 5.1% prior Consumer Confidence, September (10:00a EDT): 98.0 expected, 101.1 prior (revised from 99.8) 28 September Wednesday MBA Mortgage Index, 09/24 (7:00a EDT): […]

The US Fed has Not Delivered on the Economy

The US Fed has Not Delivered on the Economy

The US Fed has Not Delivered on the Economy The US Fed is stuck to actions devised by Ben S. Bernanke that have not worked to restore strong economic growth since the Great Recession The US central bank’s adherence to the idea that unemployment and weak demand can be cured with policies that encourage consumers, businesses and governments […]

‘A-Kicker’ Coffee From Down Under

‘A-Kicker’ Coffee From Down Under

‘A-Kicker’ Coffee From Down Under Viscous Coffee in Adelaide, Australia prides itself on having the world’s strongest cup of Coffee, with 4 shots of Espresso, 120 milliliters of 10-day brewed cold drip Coffee and 8 ice cubes made from 48-hour brewed cold drip. The A-Kicker Coffee was created by Coffee shop owner Steve Benington to […]

China’s Resolution Gives Hope to World’s Economy

China’s Resolution Gives Hope to World’s Economy

China’s Resolution Gives Hope to World’s Economy China’s ambition to advance reform and maintain medium to high growth has injected hope and stability into the world economy, experts say. Addressing the opening ceremony of the Business 20 Summit in Hangzhou, Chinese President Xi Jinping reassured the world’s business leaders that China can realize strong growth […]

Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st”

Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st”

Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st” A digital shift in healthcare has paved the way for advances in automation, AI (artificial intelligence) and even surgical robots. Whether using a virtual human to capture patient intake data or sensors to monitor symptoms, digital technology is driving the industry forward. But concern exists that this technology […]

M-Commerce is “Retail in Your Pocket”

M-Commerce is “Retail in Your Pocket”

M-Commerce is “Retail in Your Pocket” $WMT, $BAC Back in Y 1997 at the launch of the Global Mobile Commerce Forum, Kevin Duffey coined the phrase ‘Mobile Commerce” meaning “the delivery of electronic commerce capabilities directly into the consumer’s hand (pocket), anywhere, via wireless technology.” I took that to mean a retail outlet in your consumer’s pocket. […]

In Digital Readiness Singapore Ranks #1, US #5, UAE 26th

In Digital Readiness Singapore Ranks #1, US #5, UAE 26th

In Digital Readiness Singapore Ranks #1, US #5, UAE 26th A nation’s ability to take advantage of information and communications technology in order to increase its competitiveness and well-being depends on its readiness quickly to implement and adopt new technologies as they emerge. The World Economic Forum identifies this ability as network readiness, and in […]