The Lagarde Era at the ECB Begins

The Lagarde Era at the ECB Begins

The Christine Lagarde-era at the European Central Bank (ECB) is underway and the new President gets her 1st chance to frame her outlook for the economy and monetary policy publicly Monday. Ms. Lagarde, who took the mantle on 1 November from Mario Draghi, will speak in Berlin at a time when policy makers at the […]

ECB Christine Lagarde’s first task will be to heal rifts among policymakers

ECB Christine Lagarde’s first task will be to heal rifts among policymakers

ECB chief Mario Draghi bows out Monday, passing the baton to former IMF head Christine Lagarde whose first task will be to heal rifts among policymakers. The man credited with saving the euro during his eight-year tenure at the European Central Bank will be sent off with speeches by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President […]

Draghi Leaves EU Broken

Draghi Leaves EU Broken

At his final press conference Thursday, departing European Central Bank president Mario Draghi will downplay differences among policymakers over September’s big-bang stimulus package, hoping to limit their impact on the institution’s effectiveness, analysts predict. While he is widely credited with saving the euro, critics inside and outside the ECB have since last month launched a […]

Key moments in Draghi’s eventful ECB tenure

Key moments in Draghi’s eventful ECB tenure

Mario Draghi hands over the keys of the European Central Bank to Christine Lagarde on October 31, leaving the former IMF chief an economy struggling to stay in gear. Here are some of the key moments that made the Italian central banker’s post-crisis tenure a transformative one for the Frankfurt institution: – Saving the euro […]

Departing Draghi leaves divided ECB to Lagarde

Departing Draghi leaves divided ECB to Lagarde

Departing European Central Bank president Mario Draghi will leave a conflicting legacy after chairing his final governing council meeting on Thursday, credited with saving the euro but dividing the institution with his easy-money policy. The gathering “is unlikely to be the good-natured celebration of his achievements that he might have hoped for,” said analyst Jack […]

ECB account reveals deep divisions over stimulus

ECB account reveals deep divisions over stimulus

European Central Bank governors were divided as never before over their decision last month to re-launch “quantitative easing” (QE) mass bond-buying, an official account of the meeting showed Thursday, underscoring an already bitter public debate. While “all members agreed that a further easing of the monetary policy stance was warranted” to boost growth and inflation […]

Merkel says don’t ‘overstretch’ ECB after board member resigns

Merkel says don’t ‘overstretch’ ECB after board member resigns

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that European Central Bank and its monetary policy must not be “overstretched”, after a board member resigned over new measures to support the eurozone economy. “Our political task is of course to not overstretch monetary policy, but to make sure with reasonable reforms and a reasonable fiscal policy that […]

ECB board member’s departure highlights deep split over stimulus

ECB board member’s departure highlights deep split over stimulus

The European Central Bank lost its third German board member to resignation over policy differences in a decade Wednesday, further drawing back the veil on controversy at the top and opening a new race for the prestigious post. Sabine Lautenschlaeger, who had also served as deputy head of the ECB’s banking supervision arm, will step […]

Trade Key Global Growth Risk, Recession Unlikely

Trade Key Global Growth Risk, Recession Unlikely

Incoming ECB President Christine Lagarde said the global economy is likely to dodge an outright contraction, though the trade tensions remain the Key threat to the growth outlook. “It is not in the baseline to have a recession,” Ms. Lagarde said in a TV interview Tuesday. “That said, it’s mediocre growth, it’s at risk because of essentially […]

Wall Street Finished Higher on Trade, ECB Stimulus for the 7th Session Running

Wall Street Finished Higher on Trade, ECB Stimulus for the 7th Session Running

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $SOY, $VXX US stocks extend rally on trade developments, ECB stimulus measures Tech gains led the S&P 500 and the NAS Comp higher, while financials gave the biggest boost to the blue-chip DJIA, which closed up for the 7th session running, its longest winning streak since May. Stocks rose worldwide as […]

Gold Remarks $1,500 Ahead of Key ECB and FOMC Meeting

Gold Remarks $1,500 Ahead of Key ECB and FOMC Meeting

$XAU, $GLD Gold steady ahead of ECB meeting Thursday and FOMC meeting next week Gold futures remarked Key $1,500 oz Wednesday, as traders weighed President Trump’s latest Tweet calling for the Fed to cut interest rates down to Zero, ahead of the FOMC’s meeting next week. Prices for the precious Yellow metal traded between modest […]

Corporate Executives Are Buying Stocks…Are You?

Corporate Executives Are Buying Stocks…Are You?

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX When stock markets declined in August, 1 group of investors showed unshakable confidence, Company insiders. So much that the buy-to-sell ratio of corporate executives in Europe reached its highest mark since December, according to data compiled by 2iQ Research. Such spike in the ratio, 3.3 in August is usually seen […]

Contrarian Indicators Signaling “It is time to buy stocks”

Contrarian Indicators Signaling “It is time to buy stocks”

$SPY, $XAU, $BAC, $JPL, $USB All US financial markets are closed Monday, in observance of Labor Day. It may have taken $204-B of equity outflows this year, but the BofAML Bull & Bear Indicator is finally flagging a contrarian “buy signal,” its 1st since 3 January. Bank of America Merrill Lynch (NYSE:BAC) is Bullish on […]

ECB Vs Fed in ‘Undeclared’ Currency War…Tensions Rising

ECB Vs Fed in ‘Undeclared’ Currency War…Tensions Rising

FLASH: Fed policy makers reportedly are being forced to cut interest rates because of the European Central Bank’s much-lower policy rate. If losing demand to Europe weakens US growth and threatens to push inflation too low, US rates also must also fall. “The ECB’s policy rate, at minus 0.4%, is already nearly 3 percentage points […]

Mark Zuckerberg Takes a Shot at the Fed’s Relevance

Mark Zuckerberg Takes a Shot at the Fed’s Relevance

$FB, $USO, $XAU, $XAG, $USD, $JPY, $EUR President Trump gives his voice to increasingly public impatience with what we analysts call macro-economics. The Fed targets 2% inflation as a compromise between accomplishing strong growth and stable prices. Since the Y 2008 financial crisis, whether unemployment was 10% or less than 4%, no matter how high or low […]

US Stock Indexes Pull Back from Record Highs

US Stock Indexes Pull Back from Record Highs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US stock market indexes ended Thursday near session lows after spending the day in the Red. The DJIA (-0.5%) and S&P 500 (-0.5%) posted comparable losses while the NAS Comp(-1.0%) under-performed during the session. The top-weighted technology sector (-0.8%) was among Thursday’s weakest, while most of the remaining cyclical […]

Good News and Earnings are Driving This Market

Good News and Earnings are Driving This Market

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Wall Street Liked the Trade News and Earnings Reports Moving this Market S&P 500 closes above 3000, boosted by encouraging trade news and positive earnings, guidance from widely-held companies High-level trade talks will reportedly continue in China next week from Monday to Wednesday 10 of 11 S&P 500 sectors […]

Wall Street Focus: Big Tech and Multinational Industrials

Wall Street Focus: Big Tech and Multinational Industrials

$AAPL, $KO, $CAT, $AMZN, $MCD, $BA, $OIL, $SOY FLASH: Earnings season continues with companies including: Amazon.com, Alphabet, Unilever, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Boeing. Monday, technology shares led gainers among US stocks following mixed sessions in Europe and Asia as investors looked ahead to a busy week of corporate earnings. Crude Oil gained amid tensions in […]

If you were paying close attention last week you Keyed on This…

If you were paying close attention last week you Keyed on This…

$EURUSD FLASH: Last week, Fed Chairman Powell said, “…we will act as appropriate to sustain the expansion.” With those few words Chairman Powell took the strength out of the argument for a recession because the Fed is very powerful. And with the stock market rallying, President Trump threatening more tariffs on China, stocks are just […]

Investor Focus this Week: Geopolitical Events + Big Bank Earnings

Investor Focus this Week: Geopolitical  Events + Big Bank Earnings

$BAC, $C, $JPM, $MS, $WFC, $USD, $GBP, $JPY The Fed As the US yield curve is deciding whether to invert/not Invert, investors seek reassurance that we are in a era of non-inflationary growth, and focus on monthly price gauges this week. Wednesday, the US Labor Department is expected to report that its March Consumer Price […]

Global Economy Hits Weakest Patch Since Financial Crisis

Global Economy Hits Weakest Patch Since Financial Crisis

The global economy’s softened throughout Y 2018 has left the pace of expansion the weakest since the global financial crisis a decade ago. A new GDP tracker puts world growth at 2.1% on a Q-Q annualized basis, down from about 4% in the middle of last year. While there is a chance that the economy […]

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 […]

EU’s Economic Collapse Brings on New ECB Initiatives

EU’s Economic Collapse Brings on New ECB Initiatives

$EUR FLASH: ECB will maintain current level of rates through the end of Y 2019 and launch new targeted longer-term refinancing operation (TLTRO-III) in September European Central Bank presented a huge set of monetary policy initiatives Thursday that sent economists and analysts on Twitter spinning. Below are some of their quick reactions as the EUR […]

EU’s Slowdown Worse Than Investors Imagine

EU’s Slowdown Worse Than Investors Imagine

FLASH: The EU’s economy is cooling more than many investors believe, the slowdown poses the biggest risk to the market. The European Central Bank (ECB) has limited tools at its disposal to respond to economic weakness while European governments are not prepared to respond with spending warns Mohamed El-Erian. “People are underestimating how quickly Europe […]

Global Economy May Have Bottomed Out

Global Economy May Have Bottomed Out

$GS, $USD, $USO, $OIL FLASH: On the global markets, some green shoots are emerging. The global economy may have already bottomed out, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Chief Economist in a note Tuesday. While growth remains soft, Goldman’s current activity indicator in February is slightly above the downwardly-revised December and January numbers. Some green […]

Looking Ahead: Seeing No Rate Hikes, No Recession, 20%+ Rally Ahead

Looking Ahead: Seeing No Rate Hikes, No Recession, 20%+ Rally Ahead

$SPY, $GLD Surprise, after all of the ‘bunk’ you have heard since early October, do not be shocked that there will be no additional Fed rate hikes, a 20% S&P 500 rally and no recession.. Byron Wein defines “surprise” as an event that the average investor would only assign a 33% chance of taking place […]

The Trump Effect: Victory for America’s Farmers in Trade Dust-up with EU

The Trump Effect: Victory for America’s Farmers in Trade Dust-up with EU

The Trump Effect: Victory for America’s Farmers in Trade Dust-up with EU Thursday, US President Donald Trump declared victory for American farmers after mitigating a trade dispute with the European Union. The agreement as a benefit of the US President’s straight forward tactics, which President Trump has deployed evenly against allies. The details of the […]

Looking at the DJIA Vs Gold and Silver Long Term

Looking at the DJIA Vs Gold and Silver Long Term

Looking at the DJIA Vs Gold and Silver Long Term $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $MTAFF It is time to reduce exposure to Wall Street and shift the proceeds into Gold, Silver, the precious metals mining companies and the royalty streamers. Let us have a look at the 21st Century Bear markets. The high-tech dot.com bubble ultimately deflated […]

As the EU Splinters, ECB’s Draghi Pleads for Currency Reform

As the EU Splinters, ECB’s Draghi Pleads for Currency Reform

As the EU Splinters, ECB’s Draghi Pleads for Currency Reform $EURUSD European Central Bank President Mario Draghi Friday called for greater central government interference in capital markets, stating his desire for a fiscal instrument that would alleviate crisis-driven stress on weaker countries. The Head of the European Central Bank (ECB) is urging political leaders to […]

China Can ‘Open Up’ More, We Expect it Will

China Can ‘Open Up’ More, We Expect it Will

China Can ‘Open Up’ More, We Expect it Will People’s Bank of China (PBoC) Governor Zhou Xiaochuan, 70 anni, said market access reforms should be accelerated and that the world’s 2nd-largest economy “ can be bolder in opening up.” Policy makers are now focused on achieving “quality” growth, rather than the pace of expansion, which […]

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally

Investors Buy the Dips, Market Continues to Extend The Trump Rally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Strategy: In an uptrend, when markets fall, buy. 2 weeks ago stocks encountered headwinds and a wide range of risk assets came under pressure in the week ended 18 November, and some market observers again declared the end of what […]

Gold Price Pressured by Notions of Fed, ECB Tightening

Gold Price Pressured by Notions of Fed, ECB Tightening

Gold Price Pressured by Notions of Fed, ECB Tightening $GLD, $SLV Gold fell Friday after a European Central Bank official called for scaling back the bank’s stimulus program, although losses were capped when weaker than expected US economic data raised some questions about further rate hikes. ECB board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger made the most explicit […]

Gold Has Broken Through the Psych Resistance at 1300 oz, Next?

Gold Has Broken Through the Psych Resistance at 1300 oz, Next?

Gold Has Broken Through the Psych Resistance at $1300 oz, Next? $GLD Gold has broken the 1,300 0z  the Psych resistance mark that has held since October 2016. Today the metal trades at 1,324. This rise is being attributed in part to a weakened USD after the head of the ECB refrained from talking down […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing new. PE DJIA at 22026.10, +0.04% is stable in here, and could move slowly North to 22500 where some rejection may come into play. DAX at 12154.72, -0.22% is ranged within the 12350-12080 for the last 9 sessions, and could continue for a bit. There is […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing new. PE DJIA at 22016.24, +0.24% is moving up and could test 22100-22250 near term from where a short dip is possible. The trend is North. DAX at 12181.48, -0.57% lost most of the gains seen in the Tuesday’s session but is trading above 12080 now. […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing new. PE DJIA at 21963.92, +0.33% is moving up as expectation and may move higher towards 22100-22250 in the medium term before seeing a dip to 21750. Near term looks Bullish to me. DAX at 12251.29, +1.10% rose from the support, and the index has risen […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing new. PE DJIA at 21891.12, +0.28% up each session little by little. While the near term uptrend remains intact, there could be more room on the Northside towards 22000-22100 medium term. DAX at 12118.25, -0.37% is stable and continues to trade above near term weekly support […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing new. PE DJIA at 21830.31, +0.15% continues to rise and looks somewhat Bullish near term, 1st resistance is 22000 in here. DAX at 12162.70, -0.40% is testing support now, and while that holds, the index has a chance of moving up towards 12750-13000. Only a clear […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing new. PE DJIA at 21796.55, +0.39% is firmly Bullish and could continue to move North near term. Looking at this momentum, DJIA could rally towards 22000 sooner than expected. DAX at 12212.04, -0.76% came off from 12340 instead of rising towards 12400. Note: 1st support is […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing new. PE DJIA at 21711.01, +0.45% rose above 21700 Wednesday indicating resumption of the long term uptrend (Trump Rally), and has enough room on the upside towards 21800 in the coming sessions. Near term likely to remain Bullish, as I see it. DAX at 1235.11, +0.33% […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing new. PE DJIA at 21613.43, +0.47%may be ranged within 21700-21500 for the next 2-3 of sessions. There is some chance of testing 21800 on the Northside while 1st support near 21500 holds. DAX at 12264.31, +0.45% trying to recover from near 12140, and could rise […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: See no major movement in the stock market ahead of the FOMC policy meeting due Wednesday. Most of the indices are trading lower and are in a corrective mode. There could be some more falls near term. PE DJIA at 21513.17, -0.31% has come off from […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing new. PE DJIA at 21580.07, -0.15% bounced sharply from 21500 but could be trading in the 21500-21750 region for a few more sessions before deciding its direction. While support near 21500 holds, near term looks Bullish to me. DAX at 12240.06, -1.66% broke below 12400 […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Stocks have resumed their uptrend and could face some interim dips within the overall uptrend. Some clarity is needed in DAX which is trading at Key marks in here. PE DJIA at 21611.78, -0.13% could move up gradually towards resistance near 21800 in the coming sessions before seeing […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Stocks have resumed their uptrend and could face some interim dips within the overall uptrend. Some clarity is needed in DAX which is trading at Key marks in here. PE DJIA at 21640.75, +0.31% bounced back from 21470 and is trading above 21600 now. Upward momentum looks […]

Stocks Rose Across the Board, as Trump Rally Extends

Stocks Rose Across the Board, as Trump Rally Extends

Stocks Rose Across the Board, as Trump Rally Extends $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Stocks rose Wednesday on earnings strength, with the S&P 500 Index and NAS Comp posting records for a 2nd day running. Every S&P 500 sector was higher, with energy stocks and materials companies leading the charge. The energy sector was underpinned […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA, DAX, and Nifty are facing some corrective dips in here, Shanghai looks Bullish while Nikkei remains indecisive for now. The next 2-3 sessions could give some clarity on further movements in the price indices. PE DJIA at 21574.73, -0.25% traded slightly lower. 21500-21600 has been […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Equity indices are looking Bullish near to medium term and could be accompanied with interim dips. PE DJIA at 21629.72, -0.04% is stable the resistance turned support at 21600 if that mark holds, could keep the prices higher. Above 21600, there is room for a rising to […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: There has been talk of concern over tightening of financial regulations, do not see it now. PE DJIA at 21637.74, +0.39% closed above 21600, breaking a major long term resistance, if it holds I see the rally to continue towards 22000 a Key resistance. A small […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 21553.09, +0.10% is trading below Key resistance near 21600 and while that holds, a small dip back to levels near 21500-21400 is possible medium term. Only on a sustained rise above 21600, would we negate the immediate fall and shift our focus […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 21532.14, +0.57% has been re-testing Key resistances at 21500-21550 over the last few weeks but has failed to see any sharp rejection that could push it below 21300. While the Tug of War  between the Bulls and Bears go on, we wait […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 21409.07% is ranged in here, and no major movement expected North or South. We may see a sideways trade within 21250-21550 region for the next few days. DAX at 12437.02% is trying to move above 12500, but has not been able to […]

Fed’s Plan to Cut Bond Holdings Could Be “Very Disruptive”

Fed’s Plan to Cut Bond Holdings Could Be “Very Disruptive”

Fed’s Plan to Cut Bond Holdings Could Be “Very Disruptive” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX JPMorgan Chase & Co’s (NYSEJPM) Chairman, Jamie Dimon, said Tuesday that the unwinding of Fed’s bond-buying programs is an unprecedented challenge that may be more disruptive than people think. “We’ve never have had QE like this before, we’ve never had unwinding […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 21408.52, -0.03% is ranged within 21550-21250, and could possibly continue to remain so for another 2-3 of sessions. A corrective fall towards 21000 is seen medium term. DAX at 12445.92, +0.46% gaped up but could not move above 12500. Only on […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary:  Investors rallied around the US Employment Situation Report for June Friday to finish the abbreviated week on a positive note. PE DJIA at 21,414.34, +94.30 bounced after breaking below 21400 Thursday, indicating that the downward correction might may be over. Note: 21500 is a Key long term […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 21320.04, -0.74% broke below 21400, indicating that the correction might not be over. Note: that 21500 is Key long term resistance which could bring in sharp rejection towards 21200 or maybe even lower. Medium term looks Bearish. DAX at 12381.25, -0.58%is trading exactly […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Nothing New. PE DJIA at 21478.17, -0.01% has not been able to move above 21570 lately, but the Bears at resistance near 21500/600 do not look strong enough to push the index lower. So, while DJIA holds above 21400, Northside possibility is high. DAX at 12453.68, +0.13% […]

International Fireworks Celebrate the 4th of July

International Fireworks Celebrate the 4th of July

International Fireworks Celebrate the 4th of July Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: With the US markets closed for 4th of July celebrations, DJIA was directionless overnight due to lack of participation, but the overriding tone is cautionary with a touch of risk off in the wake of a highly provocative North Korean […]

Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs

Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs

Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs $DIA, $SPY, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Year to Date (YTD) investors in global stock markets are seeing record highs. Record marks for the widely-followed country indexes occurred in the context of notably low volatility, adding to investor comfort and a sense of accomplishment. All of this was accompanied […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Almost all major indices except Shanghai saw a sharp mover North Monday, contrary to expectations that the corrective phase may continue for some more time. PE DJIA at 21479.27, +0.61% rose sharply Monday testing the Key resistance at 21500-22000. We need a confirmed break above 22000 […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Stock indices are mixed. DJIA and DAX are in a downward corrective phase and may continue in here, the Shanghai looks sideways. Nikkei looks Bullish and Nifty could test lower marks this week. PE DJIA at 21349.63, +0.29% tried to recover slightly from the 29 June […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Almost all the global indices have fallen sharply and could test support below current marks. We have to wait for confirmation if the indices bounce back next week or continue to extend the downward correction for a few more trading days. PE DJIA at 21287.03, -0.78% […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Almost all major stock indices look stable to Bullish in here. PE DJIA at 21467.14, -0.29% tested Key long term resistance near 21500 which could hold strong a few weeks. But, a upward extension could take it to 21600, but this could form a near term […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Almost all major stock indices look Bullish in here. PE DJIA at 21528.99, +0.68% gaped up and moved up towards my target at 21600 as expected Monday. Near term looks Bullish and there could be a drive to 22000 in the cards. DAX at 12888.95, +1.07% […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Almost all major stock indices look Bullish in here. PE DJIA at 21384.28, +0.11% has been moving slow but looks Bullish in here, and may see it rise towards 21600 near term. DAX at 12752.73, +0.48% has been trading within the broad range of 12900-12600 for […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI  Commentary: Stocks are stable and could either stay ranged or move North near term. PE DJIA at 21359.90, -0.07% has the potential to move up towards 21600 mid next week. The rise could be slow but overall near term looks Bullish to me. DAX at 12691.81, -0.89% has […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI  Commentary: Stocks are stable and could either stay ranged or move North near term. PE DJIA at 21374.56, +0.22% is moving in line with expectation, and could head towards our target at 21600 in the next 4-5 sessions. DAX at 12805.95, +0.32% marked an intra-day high at 12798 […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI  Commentary: Stocks are stable and could either stay ranged or move North near term. PE DJIA at 21328.47, +0.44% rallied close to out target at 21400 in line with expectations and may mark our next target 21600 by the end of this week if the FOMC policy statement […]

Comey’s Testimony: “Still Born”, DJIA Marks Record Highs

Comey’s Testimony: “Still Born”, DJIA Marks Record Highs

Comey’s Testimony: “Still Born”, DJIA Marks Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks were higher in early afternoon trading Thursday after sacked FBI Director James Comey’s testimony was seen by investors as yielding nothing that could affect Donald Trump’s Presidency. The DJIA earlier hit an intra-day record and continued to climb and settled back […]

European Central Bank Facing Continuing Challenges

European Central Bank Facing Continuing Challenges

European Central Bank Facing Continuing Challenges The European Central Bank (ECB) facing continuing challenges when its Governing Council meets Thursday in Estonia. The Eurozone’s central bank is likely to err on the side of prudence by avoiding any notable reduction in monetary stimulus, even though the arguments points to a different policy direction. The argument […]

Mario Draghi, “EU Growth Needs More Stimulus”

Mario Draghi, “EU Growth Needs More Stimulus”

Mario Draghi, “EU Growth Needs More Stimulus” The head of the European Central Bank (ECB) says while the economy of the 19-nation Eurozone is improving, but it still needs substantial stimulus. At a parliamentary hearing Monday in Brussels, ECB boss Mario Draghi said “the economic upswing is becoming increasingly solid and continues to broaden across […]

ECB’s Draghi Cautiously Upbeat on Eurozone

ECB’s Draghi Cautiously Upbeat on Eurozone

ECB’s Draghi Cautiously Upbeat on Eurozone The Head of the European Central Bank (ECB) says that risks to the strengthening economy of the 19-country Eurozone have fallen insisting it is too early to declare victory and start withdrawing stimulus measures. Mario Draghi said in remarks delivered Wednesday in the Dutch Parliament that recent data confirm […]

Bullish Investors Positive About President Trump’s Policies

Bullish Investors Positive About President Trump’s Policies

Bullish Investors Positive About President Trump’s Policies $SPY Stock-market investors worldwide, especially the Bullish ones who have been proven right since 9 November have been richly rewarded, look to be in a gradual transition in their operating outlook. Their environment is moving away from comfortable reliance on central banks that are able and willing to […]

Eurozone Struggling to Overcome Anti-establishment Forces

Eurozone Struggling to Overcome Anti-establishment Forces

Eurozone Struggling to Overcome Anti-establishment Forces $EURUSD Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, 41 anni, resigned after suffering a crushing defeat Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform, tipping the Eurozone’s 3rd-largest economy into political uncertainty. PM Renzi’s decision to quit after just 2.5 years in office deals a blow to the EU, already reeling from […]

Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV Commentary: Most of the markets waited for the ECB meet Thursday, where President Draghi was expected to extend the asset buying stimulus further, they were disappointed, as he did not come right out with it. But, from the tone, I understood […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Earnings are for the most part over. The Key economic reports this week are regional manufacturing reports, New York, Philadelphia, CPI, Industrial production/Capacity utilization, and the FOMC minutes. The economics data is always important. But, this 7 year old Bull Market has been given support since […]

Caution, Investors are Chasing Stocks, more Tactical than Fundamental

Caution, Investors are Chasing Stocks, more Tactical than Fundamental

Caution, Investors are Chasing Stocks, more Tactical than Fundamental $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investors are no longer running from the stock market they are chasing it for reasons that are more tactical than fundamental: Caution. It is too early to tell where the UK’s new position in the overall context of the EU will be […]

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 […]

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 […]