Wall Street Guessed Wrong, UK Votes to “Sever” from the EU

Wall Street Guessed Wrong, UK Votes to “Sever” from the EU

Wall Street Guessed Wrong, UK Votes to “Sever” from the EU $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD, $USO, $GBP, $USD, $JPY The liberals have been beaten, the polls were wrong, the people have taken back their country. The voters in Great Britain have chosen to take their country out of the EU leaving their government’s leadership […]

Friday Is Russell Index Adjustment + Brexit Announcement Day

Friday Is Russell Index Adjustment + Brexit Announcement Day

Friday Is Russell Index Adjustment + Brexit Announcement Day $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Friday could be Wild on Wall Street as traders react to the vote on British membership in the EU and adjust their portfolios to the annual reconstitution of  Russell stock indexes. The annual FTSE Russell index adjustment, in which stocks are added […]

America Needs a Radical Change to Address its Anemic Economy

America Needs a Radical Change to Address its Anemic Economy

America Needs a Radical Change to Address its Anemic Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross says Donald Trump represents the “more radical, new approach to government” that the country’s  economy desperately needs. While others in America and abroad have faulted Donald Trump’s lack of PC (political correctness), Mr. Ross says such “in […]

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $DJI Wall Street fell for a 4rd day running, as investors continue to run from equities and rushed into safe havens asset due to a negative mood triggered by increasing Brexit fears persisted all through this Tuesday. Wall Street edged lower, although US indexes trimmed half of their daily […]

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $DJI Wall Street fell for a 3rd day running, as investors continue to run from equities and rushed into safe havens assets. DJIA -132.86 at 17732.48, NAS Comp -46.11 at 4848.44, S&P 500 -17.01 at 2079.06 US stocks bowed to the risk averse environment generated by renewed fears about Brexit, falling […]

“Risk Off” as Investors Fear Global Growth Slowing

“Risk Off” as Investors Fear Global Growth Slowing

“Risk Off” as Investors Fear Global Growth Slowing $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investors are selling off risky assets from their portfolios because of falling global GDP expectations, driven by China’s slowing growth, and the hotting up US Presidential race. Friday, global growth worries and a sharp decline in Crude Oil prices sent fear through Wall […]

US Jobs Situation Report Damaging, Virtually No Jobs Created in May

US Jobs Situation Report Damaging, Virtually No Jobs Created in May

US Jobs Situation Report Damaging, Virtually No Jobs Created in May $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Donald Trump said the surprisingly weak US jobs situation data for May released on Friday was “terrible”, a “bombshell.” “Terrible jobs report just reported. Only 38,000 jobs added. Bombshell!” Trump said in a post on Twitter shortly after the US […]

Managed Money Cautious, Capital Preservation Key

Managed Money Cautious, Capital Preservation Key

Managed Money Cautious, Capital Preservation Key $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The “new normal” led to the “new neutral” led to ‘insecure stability”. The world has entering a phase of rising risks as the effect of central-bank stimulus policies diminishes. “You can think of it as insecure stability,” Richard Clarida, Pimco’s global strategic adviser, said in […]

Obama Admin, Fed Laud Economic Growth, Consumers Disagree

Obama Admin, Fed Laud Economic Growth, Consumers Disagree

Obama Admin, Fed Laud Economic Growth, Consumers Disagree $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Consumer Confidence unexpectedly fell in May for a 2nd month as American consumers are less than enthusiastic about the current state of the economy, a report from the New York-based Conference Board showed Tuesday. The Conference Board’s Sentiment Index fell to 92.6 i […]

A Stock Market History Lesson

A Stock Market History Lesson

A Stock Market History Lesson $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Going back to Y 1929, the S&P 500, excluding dividends, has been unchanged on the year just 5 times; Y’s 1947, 1948, 1970, 2011, and 2015.  Meaning, the success rate of hold a Neutral stance on the market in the 86 years between Y’s 1929 and 2015 […]

Summer Investment Strategy, Play Defense

Summer Investment Strategy, Play Defense

Summer Investment Strategy, Play Defense $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX As we enter this Summer trading season the big Wall Street traders head to The Hampton’s to vacation their trading positions laid out and staked. This year we are dealing with sluggish trading season, and an all but stalled global economy too. Notably, Eurozone business growth […]

Friday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Friday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Friday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $DJI Thursday, Wall Street’s major market indexes finished the day flat to unchanged. DJIA down by 23 pts closed at 17,828.29, the S&P 500 down 0.02% at 2,090.10, and the NAS Comp + 0.14% or 6 pts to end at 4,901.77. Worldwide stocks’ trading was choppy, but positive, […]

Ominous Business Indicator, Machinery Orders Soft

Ominous Business Indicator, Machinery Orders Soft

Ominous Business Indicator, Machinery Orders Soft $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US business spending intentions weakened in April for a 3rd month running on soft demand for machinery, but a surge in contracts to purchase previously owned homes to a 10-year high supported views economic growth was gaining speed. The growth picture was further boosted by […]

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Thursday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $DJI Wednesday, US stocks rallied on the back of Crude Oil’s strength, with the DJIA adding 145 pts to close at 17,851.51. The NAS Comp advanced 33 pts to end at 4,894.89, and the S&P added 0.70% to 2,090.54. Risk appetite on dominated markets from the start of […]

SEC Cracking Down on Misleading “Shocking” Corporate Accounting

SEC Cracking Down on Misleading “Shocking” Corporate Accounting

SEC Cracking Down on Misleading “Shocking” Corporate Accounting $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX SEC’s chief accountant for corporate sending message to companies that aggressively engage in misleading adjusted earnings measures. Mark Kronforst, chief accountant of the SEC’s corporation finance division, warned that the SEC is sending a message to companies that excessively engage in misleading accounting. […]

Friday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Friday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Friday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $.DJI Wall Street finished lower Thursday, as participants worried about the possibility of a soon-to-come Fed interest rate hike. The DJIA fell 91 pts but well off its LOD, and closed at 17,435.40, the NAS Comp lost 26 pts to end at 4,712.53, and the S&P 500 finished […]

June Fed Interest Rate Hike In Sight

June Fed Interest Rate Hike In Sight

June Fed Interest Rate Hike In Sight $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US Fed officials said it would appropriate to raise interest rates in June if economic data points to stronger Q-2 growth as well as firming inflation and employment, according to the FOMC mins from their policy meeting in April. That view suggests the […]

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $.DJI The Wall Street rollercoaster was full on Tuesday, as all 3 US major stock market indexes reversed Monday’s gains. The DJIA fell 180 pts to close at 17,529.90, the NAS Comp fell 1.25%, to 4,715.72 and the S&P 500 shed 0.94% to finish at 2,047.21. Wall Street was […]

Bear Market “Radar” on High Alert

Bear Market “Radar” on High Alert

Bear Market “Radar” on High Alert $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US Securities and Exchange Commission is set on putting a stop to the accounting methods that artificially inflate company profits. According to an industry notice he SEC is getting ready to step up its scrutiny of companies’ “homegrown earnings measures,” signaling it plans to […]

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI)

Tuesday’s Technical Outlook for DJIA (.DJI) $DIA, $.DJI Wall Street rallied strongly Monday but finished off its highs, with the DJIA + 175 pts to finished at 17,710.71, led by a 3% gainer in Crude Oil, underpinning the energy related sector. The NAS Comp advanced 1.22% to finish at 5,775.56, and the S&P 500 gained […]

The Economic Benefits of Wall Street

The Economic Benefits of Wall Street

The Economic Benefits of Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Big Q: Have you ever seen movie that lauds the economic benefits of Wall Street? Note: Wall Street is the financial capital of the world in the world’s #1 economy. And yet people in Hollywood, and politics, for example socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, […]

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 Wall Street dove Wednesday, reversing most of Tuesday’s gainers. DJIA shed 217 pts or 1.21% to close at 17,711.12, the NAS Comp gave back 1.02% to end at 4,760.69, the S&P lost 0.96% to close at 2,064.46. Retailers led the decline with Macy’s (NYSE:M) falling 15% […]

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 Monday, Wall Street closed mixed, with the DJIA down 34 points or 0.20% to 17,705.91, the NAS Comp and the S&P 500 finishing up by 0.30% to 4,750.21 and 0.08% to 2,058.69 respectively. A decline in Crude Oil prices mid-morning, and expectations of weak earnings reports […]

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 […]