Investors Losing Billions on Central Bank Monetary Policy

Investors Losing Billions on Central Bank Monetary Policy

Investors Losing Billions on Central Bank Monetary Policy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investors are losing billions a year from central banks that have set interest rates below Zero in an effort to stimulate economic growth by punishing saving and encouraging lending. Negative-yielding government bonds cost investors about $24-B a year, according to calculations from Fitch […]

Bull Exhausted, Will Soon Lay Down, Savvy Money Turns to Gold

Bull Exhausted, Will Soon Lay Down, Savvy Money Turns to Gold

Bull Exhausted, Will Soon Lay Down, Savvy Money Turns to Gold $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $GLD, $VXX Stan Druckenmiller, the billionaire investor with one of the best long-term track records in money management, says the Bull market has “exhausted itself” and that Gold is his largest currency allocation. Mr. Druckenmiller, speaking at the Sohn Investment Conference […]

Volatile Risk-on, Risk-off Market an Investor Headache

Volatile Risk-on, Risk-off Market an Investor Headache

Volatile Risk-on, Risk-off Market an Investor Headache $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The volatile “risk-on, risk-off” is giving headaches to investors who try to beat the market with traditional methods of measuring value, say analysts at multinational bank HSBC Holdings Plc. Risk-on assets rally when investors are upbeat and fall when the mood turns sour. Risk-off […]

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA) $DIA, $.DJI US stocks closed higher Monday led by tech stocks that bounced after last week’s losses. But Apple’s stocks ended 0.1% lower, posting the 8th straight loss in a row, the longest losing streak since July 1998 finishing at: The DJIA rose 117 pts, or 0.66%, to […]

Perhaps “Mattress Money” will become the New Normal

Perhaps “Mattress Money” will become the New Normal

Perhaps “Mattress Money” will become the New Normal $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Billionaire investor Warren Buffett, 85 anni, said he would consider taking money out of banks, especially if negative interest rates result in customers being charged to park their money in accounts. “There could be a point where you’d really want to start withdrawing […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX This is jobs week. So, we will get to see how  many new low wage jobs the US economy added and/or how many good jobs it lost. We are in the middle of earning season, and will see some smaller energy outfits and biotech results reporting this […]

Friday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Friday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Friday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA) $DIA, $.DJI US stocks finished sharply lower Thursday after data showed US GDP growth advanced at its slowest pace in 2 years and jobless claims rose more than expected. The DJIA lost 210 pts, or 1.17%, to close at 17,830.76, recording the biggest 1-day fall since 11 February […]

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 27 April 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 27 April 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 27 April 2016 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are Bullish, Bearish, and Neutral on the stock market for the next 6 months; individuals are polled from the ranks of the AAII membership weekly. Just 1 vote […]

Government Regulations Cost US Companies $4-T+

Government Regulations Cost US Companies $4-T+

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

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA) $DIA, $.DJI The DJIA rose 51 points, or 0.28%, to 18,041.55 after the no tell FOMC policy announcement. The SP 500 gained 3 pts, or 0.16%, to 2,095.15, the NAS Comp lost 25 points, or 0.51%, to close at 4,863.14 as Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) shares dove on its […]

FOMC Keeps Threat of Interest Rate Hike “In the Mix”

FOMC Keeps Threat of Interest Rate Hike “In the Mix”

FOMC Keeps Threat of Interest Rate Hike “In the Mix” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wednesday afternoon, the US Fed kept interest rates unchanged, and indicated their confidence in the anemic US economy, thus keeping the door open to a hike in June. The FOMC said the labor market had improved despite a recent economic slowdown […]

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA)

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DIA) $DIA, $.DJI US stocks saw a choppy Tuesday, finishing mixed, as uncertainty ruled ahead of 3 central banks announcements in less than 12 hours between Wednesday’s US afternoon and Thursday’s Asian morning. The US Fed the RBNZ and the BOJ will announce their latest economic policy decisions, and […]

Americans Confidence on Economy Dives to Lowest Mark in a Year

Americans Confidence on Economy Dives to Lowest Mark in a Year

Americans Confidence on Economy Dives to Lowest Mark in a Year $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $AAPL Notable 1: For the vast majority of Americans, the “Dream” of a better life was lost in the early 1970’s. Notable 2: Apple Inc. (AAPL) -NasdaqGS  104.35 Down 0.73(0.69%) 4:00p EDT After Hours : 96.10 Down 8.25 (7.91%) 7:59p EDT Americans’ confidence […]

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $.DJI US stocks finished lower Monday following a round of so-so earnings reports. The DJIA fell 26 pots, or – 0.15%, to 17,977.24. The S&P 500 fell 3 pts, or -0.18%, to 2,087.79, the NAS Comp lost 10 pts, or -0.21%, to 4,895.79. The DJIA fell as low […]

US Single Family Home Sales Missed, Economy Weakens

US Single Family Home Sales Missed, Economy Weakens

US Single Family Home Sales Missed, Economy Weakens $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX New US single-family home sales unexpectedly fell in March, the decline was concentrated in the West region, suggesting that the housing market is weakening. The US Commerce Department said Monday new home sales decreased 1.5% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 511,000 […]

Monday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Monday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Monday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $DJI Wall Street ended mixed last Friday and not far from the opening marks. The DJIA added 21 pts to finish at 18,003.75, the S&P 500 closed flat to unchanged at 2,091.58 and the NAS Comp lost 39 pts to end the day at 4,906.23. The DJIA held […]

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $DJI Thursday, US stocks ended the day sharply lower with the DJIA losing 113 points to close the day at 17,982.52, hit by poor earnings reports, and the fact that ECB’s Draghi ruled out “helicopter money” saying that policy makers have never considered start printing money. The Nasdaq […]

ECB’s Mario Draghi Ignores German Criticism of Loose Money Policy

ECB’s Mario Draghi Ignores German Criticism of Loose Money Policy

ECB’s Mario Draghi Ignores German Criticism of Loose Money Policy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi ignored German criticism of the central bank’s ultra-loose monetary policy and vowing to use all the “tools” at his disposal for “as long as needed.” He said the ECB’s policy was working, which helped boost […]

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $DJI Wednesday, US stocks ended the day higher after the beginning of the earnings season reports showed some mixed results during Q-1 of this year. On the negative side, S&P 500 companies are expected to have lost 7.5% on average due to weak Crude Oil prices, CocaCola […]

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI)

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for the DJIA (.DJI) Wall Street was unable to follow the lead of overseas share markets, finishing the day mixed. The DJIA + 0.27% to close at 18,053.60, the S&P 500 adding 6 pts to end at 2,100.80, the NAS comp finished off 0.40% at 4,940.33, this last weighed by weakness in […]

Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half

Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half

Be Alert, Stocks Could Get Cut In Half $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks could lose 50% their value + if the history of valuation cycles is any indication, cautions mutual-fund manager John Hussman, President of Hussman Investment Trust. He is correct and I have been calling for a Fibo retracement in the S&P 500 of […]

Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities

Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities

Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Money managers are dumping Treasury ETFs (exchange-traded funds) as a revival in equity and commodity prices curbs demand for the somewhat safer US debt. Treasury ETF net redemption’s have reached $2.9-B so far in April, on top of $4.8-B pulled out in March, according […]

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