The World’s Biggest Central Banks Ignoring Inflation Warnings

The World’s Biggest Central Banks Ignoring Inflation Warnings

#inflation The world’s biggest central banks say they will live with higher inflation and investors now aggressively betting on a quicker end to monetary stimulus are all but certain to be proved wrong. After a 10 yrs of underestimating inflation, central bankers in the US, Europe and Japan have every reason keep money taps open […]

Fed Chairman Powell to Congress: “We do not see any inflation”

Fed Chairman Powell to Congress: “We do not see any inflation”

#inflation #stocks #bonds #commodities #stimulus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “Americans do not need aid/relief/stimulus and handouts, they need an open economy and jobs” — Paul Ebeling “The best thing Joe Biden could do right now is stop spending, stop borrowing, stop regulating, and let the economy get better on its own,” economist Steven Moore […]

Janet Yellen is Challenging Jerome Powell’s Control of the Financial Markets

Janet Yellen is Challenging Jerome Powell’s Control of the Financial Markets

#Fed #Treasury #inflation #employment #economy #money $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USD $XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV “The problem with too much Fed liquidity is financial markets continuing to mark record highs“– Paul Ebeling The Feds mandate is to maintain control of inflation, unemployment and long-term interest rates through its monetary policy decisions. Fed Chairman Powell is […]

The Coming Inflation May Be Worse Than the Late 1970’s

The Coming Inflation May Be Worse Than the Late 1970’s

#Fed #inflation $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “Printing money is necessary in a crisis just as long as it is temporary”– Paul Ebeling In Y 2020, Congress and President Trump borrowed to spend about $3.3-T to lift family incomes, boost unemployment benefits, and support businesses, but most new Treasuries were not bought up by private investors. […]

The Financial Markets Like ‘Cheap Money’

The Financial Markets Like ‘Cheap Money’

#markets #money $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The bond markets steadied, the USD fell and stocks edged ahead Wednesday as central banks from Washington to Wellington vowed to keep monetary policy loose for a long time, giving investors enough confidence to seek out riskier assets.  Fed Chairman Powell told Congress Tuesday the economy remained “a […]

The US is Experiencing an Amazing Economic Recovery

The US is Experiencing an Amazing Economic Recovery

#economic, #recovery “A close review of the data says that the US economy is in a good place in here“– Paul Ebeling Consumer spending is robust and activity in the service and manufacturing sectors is increasing at a faster than expected rate. The labor market stabilized in January, but Thursday’s report on initial jobless claims showed there is continuing pressure for […]

Happiness Blossoms When Economic Growth is Strong

Happiness Blossoms When Economic Growth is Strong

#happiness #misery #jobs #inflation #employment “The best way to mitigate misery is through economic growth“– Paul Ebeling The human condition fits in a spectrum between ‘miserable’ and ‘happy.’ In the economic space misery flows from high inflation, steep borrowing costs and unemployment. The best way to mitigate misery is through economic growth as happiness blossoms […]

Economic Growth in This Post-Casedemic Pre-Inflation Scenario

Economic Growth in This Post-Casedemic Pre-Inflation Scenario

#casedemic #inflation #economy #growth $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “The future is coming, be prepared is the marching song” –Paul Ebeling Since 23 March 2020 we have seen enthusiasm among investors regarding the return to prosperity in a post-casedemic pre-inflation world. Despite the slow rollout of the non-vaccine vaccines to the general population, the market […]

Mr. Biden is Determined to Raise Taxes on Corporations

Mr. Biden is Determined to Raise Taxes on Corporations

#taxes #corporations #antibusiness #antiinvestor #money #Fed #stock #Biden $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “Cheap money from the Fed allows new and established companies to grow without the burden of high interest. This money benefit’s stock prices” — Paul Ebeling Mr. Biden’s administration is likely to raise taxes on corporations. And that is bad for workers and […]

The Fed Let the World Know it is Not Exiting its Easy Money Policy

The Fed Let the World Know it is Not Exiting its Easy Money Policy

#Fed #money $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Thursday, Fed Chairman Powell said “now is not the time” to be discussing an exit from ultra-easy monetary policy and promised to give plenty of notice before it begins to debate scaling back its huge bond-buying campaign. “We know we need to be very careful in communicating about […]

Earnings and Jobs Hit by Virus in December

Earnings and Jobs Hit by Virus in December

The latest Paychex | IHS Markit Small Business Employment Watch benchmark report reveals the effect of increasing COVID-19 cases on small businesses in the U.S. The Jobs Index shows a slowing of 0.24 percent in December to 94.06, a decrease of 4.18 percent from the year prior. A decline in weekly hours worked and hourly […]

Fed Officials Painting a Brighter Picture for 2021

Fed Officials Painting a Brighter Picture for 2021

#Fed #growth #employment #money #economy #stocks $bonds #consumer #spending $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “Fed sees 4.2% growth, and full employment in the New Year“– Paul Ebeling The Fed said Wednesday that it will keep buying government bonds until the economy makes “substantial” progress. Thus reassuring financial markets and keeping long-term borrowing rates low indefinitely. […]

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index is Holding Well Above its 47-yr Average

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index is Holding Well Above its 47-yr Average

#NFIB #SmallBusiness #Index “As President Trump fights election fraud, America’s small business men and women remain optimistic”— Paul Ebeling Tuesday’s US economic data review, as follows: The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index came in at 101.4 well above it’s 47 yr average of 98. Productivity in Q-3 increased at a annual rate of 4.6% Unit […]

Blue State Democrat Governors and Mayors Locking Down Citizens to Damage Growing Economy

Blue State Democrat Governors and Mayors Locking Down Citizens to Damage Growing Economy

#BlueStates #lockdowns #economy #virus #vaaccines #stimulus Blue state governor lockdowns are killing the large economies of California and New York. Nevertheless The Trump Economy is doing a lot better than the MSM is willing to admit. Governor Gavin Newsom is trying to shut down everything in California, and that is killing the Golden State’s economy. […]

We Believe that Emerging Market Economies Will Recover Quickly to Pre-epidemic Marks

We Believe that Emerging Market Economies Will Recover Quickly to Pre-epidemic Marks

#recovery #demand #money “The hardest-hit sectors will rebound quickest”— Paul Ebeling Many of the world’s leading money managers, including our Shayne Heffernan PhD believe economies will not look different from their old selves after the epidemic passes, and are betting on a speedy recovery with little harm. The hardest-hit sectors will rebound quickest. Fuelling the […]

Stocks and Gold are in an Up Trend: ‘The Trend is Your Friend’

Stocks and Gold are in an Up Trend: ‘The Trend is Your Friend’

#gold #stocks #BullMarket #Fed #economy #recovery #stimulus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $XAU $GLD $USD $VXX The DJIA is trading at record highs, having broke the 30,000 resistance mark last wk for the 1st time ever. The stock market’s epidemic chaos is over, and investors look forward to continued growth down the line. Now, at the […]

Economy Is Not Slowing Down Over COVID Case Count

Economy Is Not Slowing Down Over COVID Case Count

#economy #COVID #case #FDA #vaccine Friday, White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow disputed concerns voiced by 2 Fed officials who warned this wk of economic worries as the coronavirus epidemic testing continues to count cases across the county.  “I do not think the economy is slowing down,” Mr. Kudlow said. “Let me be more precise. […]

Fed Stays the “Whatever it Takes” Course

Fed Stays the “Whatever it Takes” Course

#Fed #interestrates #stimulus #economy #virus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The Fed kept its dovish monetary policy intact Thursday and pledged again to do whatever it takes in coming months to sustain a US economic recovery threatened by a spreading virus chaos. The policy statement released after the US central bank’s latest two-day meeting did not mention […]

Wall Street Closed 2% Higher on Expectation of Trump Victory

Wall Street Closed 2% Higher on Expectation of Trump Victory

#Wall Street $PresidentTrump #Victory #rally $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “President Trump claims victory, hints at Supreme Court action, in White House speech“– Paul Ebeling US stocks closed sharply higher Tuesday as Americans voted in the most Presidential election ever and investors bet it would be decided without a prolonged process, leading to a Fassst deal […]

“Seeing a less grim view of the virus chaos on the US Economy”

“Seeing a less grim view of the virus chaos on the US Economy”

#PresidentTrump #FOMC #US #economy #virus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $GS “Seeing a less grim view of the virus chaos on the US Economy.”–Paul Ebeling The US’ economic wounds from the China virus chaos is much less severe than initially feared, we along with Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s (NYSE:GS) economics team offer optimistic takes on […]

President Trump Transformed the GOP into the Party of the Blue-collar Worker

President Trump Transformed the GOP into the Party of the Blue-collar Worker

#PresidentTrump #GOP #China #trade #immigration President Trump transformed the GOP into the Champion of blue-collar workers pitting it against a “four corners” of American business interests that do not want to alienate China: technology, entertainment, Wall Street, and the NBA. “We are up against the 4 corners of the country,” White House trade adviser Peter […]

President Trump Promised to Lift Americans Out of Poverty, He Kept His Promise

President Trump Promised to Lift Americans Out of Poverty, He Kept His Promise

#PresidentTrump #Trumponomics #poverty #low President Trump has fulfilled a promise Democrats have staked a claim on for decades: He lifted Americans out of Poverty. The US poverty rate fell to 10.5% last year, the lowest in recorded history, according to economic adviser Stephen Moore. “In 2019, the poverty rate in the United States was lower than it […]

Yes, Hussein Obama/Biden Created Some Jobs, All Low Paying in Their No Growth Economy

Yes, Hussein Obama/Biden Created Some Jobs, All Low Paying in Their No Growth Economy

#PresidentTump #economy #growth #jobs #virus #ACA Economists who support the economic policies of Messrs Hussein Obama/Biden point out that there were nearly 1.5-M jobs created during the last 3 yrs of the administration than there were during the 1st 3 yrs of The Trump Administration. Factually that is correct but a close look reveals the […]

Workers Shunning Low Paying Jobs in This Recovery

Workers Shunning Low Paying Jobs in This Recovery

#jobs #workers #wages #factories #PresidentTrump America’s warehouse and factory owners are finding they cannot fill jobs without boosting wages. e-Commerce is driving a surge of orders, with US manufacturing expanding in August at its fastest pace since late Y 2018. That has employers moving to bulk up staff to keep production rolling and satisfy demand. […]

Low Home Mortgage Rates Continue to Boost US’ Economic Recovery

Low Home Mortgage Rates Continue to Boost US’ Economic Recovery

#home #mortgages #loans #economy #Fed #interestrates #buyers $DIA $QQQ $SPY $XAU $GLD $USO $USD US Mortgages rates marked another record low, boosting the $35-T housing market, a very bright spot for the economy. The average for a 30-yr fixed loan fell to 2.88%, the lowest in nearly 50 yrs of record keeping by Freddie Mac. It was […]

Fed Chairman Powell, “Near-Zero Rates Through 2022, GDP to Hit 5% Next Year”

Fed Chairman Powell, “Near-Zero Rates Through 2022, GDP to Hit 5% Next Year”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Wednesday, the Trump Fed signaled it will provide years of extraordinary support for an economy clawing back from the C-19 coronavirus chaos. Th FOMC projects a 6.5% decline in GDP this yr and a 9.3% unemployment rate at yr’s end. In the 1st economic projections of the virus quarter, US central […]

Coronavirus Shutdown is Not a Recession but an Investment in Survival

Coronavirus Shutdown is Not a Recession but an Investment in Survival

As the coronavirus sequesters millions of Americans and shuts down the US economy, it should be thought of as an investment in public health that lays the groundwork for a rapid rebound. That is the view of St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard, who argues that a potential $2.5-T hit coming to the economy […]

“The Fed Must Cut Interest Rates Now”

“The Fed Must Cut Interest Rates Now”

$USD Monday, Financial markets upped bets that the Fed will be pressed to cut interest rates to cushion a feared hit to economic growth from the spread of the coronavirus. US interest rates futures rose to their highest marks since last Fall as evidence the virus was spreading further outside its original epicenter of China […]

Wall Street Indexes Climb to New Highs for 4th Day Running

Wall Street Indexes Climb to New Highs for 4th Day Running

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Thursday, US stocks gained for a 4th session running, and Wall Street’s major indexes hit record highs as concerns faded over the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak in China. China said it would pare by 50% additional tariffs levied against some US goods, seen as a move to boost confidence […]

See Stronger Economy, Higher Growth in This Election Year…Headed “Back to the 3% Growth Zone”

See Stronger Economy, Higher Growth in This Election Year…Headed “Back to the 3% Growth Zone”

$SPY White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow believes the US economy will continue to grow at a robust pace as the Y 2020 election season proceeds. “This continuing Bull market run indicates a lot of investor, consumer and business confidence, in my judgment,” Mr. Kudlow said. Early in Fridays session, the DJIA broke above 29,000 for […]

2020: The Fed and Q-4’s Initiation

2020: The Fed and Q-4’s Initiation

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last September something happened in the “repo” short-term financing market. Liquidity dried up, interest rates spiked, and the Fed stepped in to save the day. On 12 December a New York Fed statement said its trading desk would increase its repo operations around year end “to ensure that the supply of reserves remains […]

Fed Will Keep Monetary “Accommodative”

Fed Will Keep Monetary “Accommodative”

Sluggish inflation gives the Federal Reserve the leeway to keep borrowing costs low and help draw more workers into the labor market, San Francisco Fed Bank President Mary Daly said Saturday. “We’re lucky right now,” Ms. Daly said at University of California, Berkeley’s Clausen Center’s conference on global economic issues. “We can keep the policy […]

Fed Called it Wrong and is Still Doing it, Hurting All Americans

Fed Called it Wrong and is Still Doing it, Hurting All Americans

Tuesday, President Trump continued his attack on the Fed, saying it “loves watching our manufacturers struggle with their exports to the benefit of other parts of the world.” “Has anyone looked at what almost all other countries are doing to take advantage of the good old USA?” the President asked on Twitter. “Our Fed has been calling […]

Survey Shows U.S. Hourly Workforce Has More Power Than Ever

Survey Shows U.S. Hourly Workforce Has More Power Than Ever

EmployBridge is America’s largest industrial staffing firm. Today they released the results of its annual employee opinion survey, which gauges preferences and expectations among U.S. hourly workers. Soliciting 18,505 responses from workers representing the manufacturing and logistics industries across 45 states. “Voice of the Blue-Collar Worker” is believed to be the largest survey ever conducted […]

Employment Growth Slows

Employment Growth Slows

Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by just 73,000 in May, and the March and April gains were revised down. Today’s report is consistent with the growing sentiment among markets and economists that the US economy is slowing down. Some of this slowdown is coming from the manufacturing sector, where employment growth has almost come to […]

US Labor Market Solid

US Labor Market Solid

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits was flat to unchanged last week, suggesting the labor market remains on solid footing despite slowing economic activity. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits were flat to unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 218,000 for the week ended 1 June, the Labor Department said Thursday. Data for the prior […]

President Trump’s Economy, Best in 50 Years

President Trump’s Economy, Best in 50 Years

FLASH: The US economy will mark 10 years of expansion in July, the longest on record. Strong job gains have been a Key feature. After years no growth the US economy has made a huge comeback. The credit can only be given to President Trump’s promised rollback of the tax and regulatory schemes implemented from […]

No Country is Safe from Trump’s Tariffs

No Country is Safe from Trump’s Tariffs

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $GOLD, $NEM, $VXX FLASH: Gold is finally seeing some bullish momentum as trade ructions escalate, fueling the biggest rally among the top miners in seven months. President Trump’s plan to impose a 5% tariff on all Mexican goods over illegal immigration rattled financial markets, boosting the haven appeal of the precious […]

US Consumer Confidence Up in May, Economic Optimism Best Since 2000

US Consumer Confidence Up in May, Economic Optimism Best Since 2000

US consumer confidence rose in May as households grew more upbeat about the labor market, suggesting the economy remained on solid ground despite signs that activity was slowing after being temporarily boosted by exports and a build-up of inventories. The surge in confidence reported by the Conference Board on Tuesday came despite an escalation in tensions in […]

US Economy Continues to Expand

US Economy Continues to Expand

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: This economic expansion is set to become longest in US history, according to the latest leading-indicators data. The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the US increased 0.2% in April to 112.1, following a 0.3% increase in March, and a 0.2% increase in February. “The US LEI rose […]

Rally Extends, Chip Index Marks Record Highs

Rally Extends, Chip Index Marks Record Highs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Semiconductor stocks outperformed following some positive industry indications, Chip Index at record highs US- China trade talks resumed in Washington and the Financial Times reported a final trade deal is nearly done, enforcement a working issue Positive non-manufacturing PMI data out of China and Europe US stocks finished higher Wednesday, […]

“No Need to Hike Rates Again”

“No Need to Hike Rates Again”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Trump Policy Traction, FOMC Minutes Due Wednesday Tuesday, New York Fed President John Williams said he is comfortable with the level US interest rates are at now, and sees no need to raise them again unless growth or inflation shift to an unexpectedly higher gear. In an interview with […]

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Some investors get scared when the stock market falls, but there is always the other side of that action. When selling happens, stocks are on sale. The recent Southside action can provide opportunities that investors have not seen for a while. The Key […]

Growth in the US Economy Remains Strong

Growth in the US Economy Remains Strong

Growth in the US Economy Remains Strong The Fed is expected to raise interest rates again next month and 3X next year The probability of a US recession in the next 2 years, while low, moved up to a median 35% from 30% in the latest monthly Reuters survey of economists taken between 13-19 November. […]

FOMC Leaves Key Fed Funds Rate Unchanged

FOMC Leaves Key Fed Funds Rate Unchanged

FOMC Leaves Key Fed Funds Rate Unchanged Little reaction to the FOMC announcement, the major averages now trade little changed from their pre-FOMC release levels. The Fed has left its Key policy rate unchanged but signaled that it plans to keep responding to the strong US economy with more interest rate hikes. The next rate […]

Roaring Trump Economy Benefits ‘Blue Collar’ Worker the Most

Roaring Trump Economy Benefits ‘Blue Collar’ Worker the Most

Roaring Trump Economy Benefits ‘Blue Collar’ Worker the Most Monday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says American blue-collar workers are the ones most benefiting from President Donald Trump’s robust economic growth. “We’re running solidly. You know who the biggest beneficiaries are? Blue-collar workers. Take a look at the numbers,”  the veteran financial guru and […]

Fed’s Current Monetary Policy Raise the Risks of Recession

Fed’s Current Monetary Policy Raise the Risks of Recession

Fed’s Current Monetary Policy Raise the Risks of Recession President Trump has criticized recent Fed rate increases, arguing that they threatened economic growth. The Fed’s current monetary policy path would raise the risks of recession in an economy where recent, unexpectedly strong growth may start to taper anyway, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said […]

President Trump’s Economic Boom Can Last ‘A Good Many Years’

President Trump’s Economic Boom Can Last ‘A Good Many Years’

President Trump’s Economic Boom Can Last ‘A Good Many Years’  President Trump is Guiding ‘Hottest Economy’ in World Larry Kudlow, director of the White House’s National Economic Council, does not see an end to the robust economic growth sparked by President Donald Trump’s strategy. “I just do not see where this is going to end,” he […]

US Jobless Rate Nears 49-Year Lows, Hurricane Hurts Wages, Payrolls

US Jobless Rate Nears 49-Year Lows, Hurricane Hurts Wages, Payrolls

US Jobless Rate Nears 49-Year Lows, Hurricane Hurts Wages, Payrolls US job growth slowed in September, as Hurricane Florence depressed restaurant and retail payrolls, but the unemployment rate fell to near a 49-year low of 3.7 percent, pointing to a further tightening in labor market conditions. The Labor Department’s closely watched monthly employment report Friday also showed […]

US Economy Experiencing “Extraordinary Times”, Outlook Strong

US Economy Experiencing “Extraordinary Times”, Outlook Strong

US Economy Experiencing “Extraordinary Times”, Outlook Strong Tuesday, US Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that he sees no need to drop the central bank’s current gradual approach to raising interest rates. Chairman Powell said the combination of steady, low inflation and very low unemployment shows the country is going through “extraordinary times.” The Fed […]

Hurricane Florence Will Distort Economic Data, Expect Little Harm

Hurricane Florence Will Distort Economic Data, Expect Little Harm

Hurricane Florence Will Distort Economic Data, Expect Little Harm $HD, $LOW The coming economic impact of Hurricane Florence is unlikely to be large but will likely muddle US data for months, judging from past experience. Last year, Hurricanes Harvey and Irma constrained activity in Q-3 of Y 2017 and sparked rebuilding later in the year […]

Annual Wages Rise Most Since 2009 as US Adds 201,000 Jobs

Annual Wages Rise Most Since 2009 as US Adds 201,000 Jobs

Annual Wages Rise Most Since 2009 as US Adds 201,000 Jobs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US job growth accelerated in August and wages notched their largest annual increase in more than 9 years, the clearest signs that the economy was so far weathering The Trump Administration’s escalating trade dispute with China. The Labor Department’s closely […]

The Trump Effect: Low Unemployment Makes Economy ‘as Good as it Gets’

The Trump Effect: Low Unemployment Makes Economy ‘as Good as it Gets’

The Trump Effect: Low Unemployment Makes Economy ‘as Good as it Gets’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Current economic conditions are “as good as it gets” for the Fed, a Key policymaker said Thursday. Looking ahead, investors will receive the Employment Situation report for August Friday, the consensus expecting an increase of 187,000 in NFPs, an […]

President Trump’s Tariffs Policy is Working

President Trump’s Tariffs Policy is Working

President Trump’s Tariffs Policy is Working $F, $GM President Donald Trump’s trade and tariff strategy, risky as it may seem is working. He is a master negotiator is hammering out agreements, 1st with the Europeans, next Mexico, both are better deals for American firms and workers. His threat of tariffs is leading to lower tariffs. […]

Fed’s FOMC Votes 8-0 to Leave Fed Fund’s Rate Unchanged 

Fed’s FOMC Votes 8-0 to Leave Fed Fund’s Rate Unchanged 

Fed’s FOMC Votes 8-0 to Leave Fed Fund’s Rate Unchanged $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RTUX, $VXX The FOMC left the benchmark interest rate unchanged, and reiterating their plan to gradually lift borrowing costs to keep the economy expanding at a healthy pace. Economic activity has been “rising at a strong rate,” and the unemployment rate “has […]

Americans Report Stronger Finances in President Trump’s 1st Year

Americans Report Stronger Finances in President Trump’s 1st Year

Americans Report Stronger Finances in President Trump’s 1st Year $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The percentage of Americans who report they are doing “at least Okay” financially rose in President Donald Trump’s 1st year in office, according to Fed data published Tuesday. The data was in line with other readings detailing America’s long recovery from the […]

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, the US economic data showed an acceleration in mid-Atlantic factory activity this month, with manufacturers saying they were boosting employment and asking for higher prices for their products. The combination of a tightening labor market and firming inflation bolsters expectations the Fed will […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update There is no joy in Idaho, a California bill to protect patients’ employment rights advances, Utah Democrats endorse medical marijuana, and more. Arkansas Last Friday a week, justices agreed to expedite the medical marijuana licensing case. The state Supreme Court has agreed to speed up its review of a ruling that has […]

US Economy: Not to Hot, Not to Cold, Just Right

US Economy: Not to Hot, Not to Cold, Just Right

US Economy: Not to Hot, Not to Cold, Just Right The US with steady growth, low unemployment and tame inflation, the nation is experiencing a “Goldilocks” economy: Not too hot. Not too cold. But just right. That from a Top Fed official Friday, who suggested that the unemployment rate could fall further to 3.5% with […]

US Unemployment Lowest Since 2000, Market Rallies

US Unemployment Lowest Since 2000, Market Rallies

US Unemployment Lowest Since 2000, Market Rallies $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Friday, US President Donald Trump touted the nation’s low unemployment rating and hit out at the ongoing investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia in a Tweet. The unemployment rate fell to 3.9% for the 1st time since Y 2000, according to the Department […]

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Seen Halting a 3-Month Retail Sales Slump

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Seen Halting a 3-Month Retail Sales Slump

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Seen Halting a 3-Month Retail Sales Slump $SPY For sure President Trump’s tax cuts have given a boost to Americans’ take-home pay this year. The Big Q: Will the US consumer putting the extra cash toward savings and debt, or using it to go shopping? The Big A: We here a […]

DJIA Finished Off 724 Points, Markets Do Not Like Trade Wars

DJIA Finished Off 724 Points, Markets Do Not Like Trade Wars

DJIA Finished Off 724 Points, Markets Do Not Like Trade Wars $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The DJIA fell more than 700 pts on trade fears, tumbling back into correction territory as US stocks plunged the most in 6 weeks amid the threat of an escalating trade war with China that has the potential to disrupt global growth. At […]

Inflation & Gold, the Link Between the Elements

Inflation & Gold, the Link Between the Elements

Inflation & Gold, the Link Between the Elements $GLD The Big Q: On fueled inflation will Gold’s price soar? The Big A: The recent US NFPs report showed that wages had jumped 2.9% in January on an annual basis. It was the best since Y 2009, which awakened investor fears of inflation. That’s why investors awaited Wednesday’s data on […]

Trump Tax Cuts Driving US Economic Growth

Trump Tax Cuts Driving US Economic Growth

Trump Tax Cuts Driving US Economic Growth The US  economy will grow faster later this year and the Fed will raise short-term interest rates at least 3X, according to a survey of economists. They predicted the annual growth rate of the US economy will speed up to 2.8% this year from 2.5% in Y 2017 because […]

DJIA Pullback Linked to Bond Market Not DC Disclosures

DJIA Pullback Linked to Bond Market Not DC Disclosures

DJIA Pullback Linked to Bond Market Not DC Disclosures $DJIA Last week’s US stock market pullback related to movements in the bond market, and not to the release of a GOP House Intel memo that accuses FBI and DOJ investigators of anti-Trump bias, that has indicated President Trump in the Russia probe.  President Trump’s position […]

America Saw A Year of ‘Real Change’, More to Come

America Saw A Year of ‘Real Change’, More to Come

America Saw A Year of ‘Real Change’, More to Come “After 1 year, I am proud to report to the American people that we truly are Making America Great Again for all Americans!”–Donald J. Trump. Highlighting economic growth and ripping his political opponents’ attempts to “obstruct,” President Donald Trump wrote a Year 1 review of […]

President Donald ‘Santa’ Trump Delivering Strong Economic Data

President Donald ‘Santa’ Trump Delivering Strong Economic Data

President Donald ‘Santa’ Trump Delivering Strong Economic Data There looks to be no end to the strong data. Revised Q-3 GDP, December Philadelphia Fed Manufacturing Index, November Leading Indicators, October Home Prices and Weekly Jobless Claims GDP: 3.2% (down 0.1 percentage point) Phila. Fed: +3.5 points LEI: +0.4% Home Prices (Over-Year) +6.6% Jobless Claims: +20,000 […]

Continuing US Jobless Claims Rose Ahead of Estimates

Continuing US Jobless Claims Rose Ahead of Estimates

Continuing US Jobless Claims Rose Ahead of Estimates $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than estimated last week, suggesting that hurricane related claims processing has begun to improve. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 239,000 for the week ended 4 November, […]

The Trump Effect: Americans Positive About US Economy

The Trump Effect: Americans Positive About US Economy

The Trump Effect: Americans Positive About US Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US companies added the most workers in 7 months in October as hiring rebounded from a drop in September coming from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a report by a payrolls processor showed on Wednesday. The ADP National Employment Report said private employers hired […]

US Stock Market Marks Another Record High

US Stock Market Marks Another Record High

US Stock Market Marks Another Record High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stocks Hit Record Highs Ahead of Earnings Season, as The Trump Rally Extends Wednesday, US President Donald Trump Tweets brought attention to “unprecedented growth” in the stock market and other Key economic markers.  Follow Donald J. Trump  ✔@realDonaldTrump Stock Market has increased by 5.2 […]

America’s Manufacturers Are Thriving Under President Trump

America’s Manufacturers Are Thriving Under President Trump

America’s Manufacturers Are Thriving Under President Trump $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX America’s manufacturers are showing signs of fabricating some genuine momentum. The NAS Comp (QQQ) moved back into record territory, climbing 2.7% to close the week at a new all-time high Add to that, improvement among US builders and miners and the US is finally […]

President Trump and The Economy of Mass Prosperity

President Trump and The Economy of Mass Prosperity

President Trump and The Economy of Mass Prosperity The next phase of Capitalism is coming, if its evolution is allowed After proposing $1 trillion investment into infrastructure, the Trump administration is harnessing the brainpower of renowned experts to unlock the insoluble problem of how many jobs will be created for each billion dollars of spending. […]

US Economy Brightens on President Trump’s Policies

US Economy Brightens on President Trump’s Policies

US Economy Brightens on President Trump’s Policies $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Economic outlook in US brightens, Unemployment Rolls at 28.5-year Lows, Trump Administration’s policies driving the economy. New applications for US jobless benefits fell last week and the number of Americans on unemployment rolls tumbled to a 28.5 year lows, pointing to shrinking labor market […]

Market Finished at Record Highs, as The Trump Rally Extends

Market Finished at Record Highs, as The Trump Rally Extends

Market Finished at Record Highs, as The Trump Rally Extends $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Highlights of April’s US Employment Report The unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 4.4%, the lowest since May 2007, the US Labor Department data showed Friday The Spare capacity in the labor market is quickly disappearing, indicating that lackluster wage growth should […]

Economic Confidence Among Middle-Market Companies at Record Highs

Economic Confidence Among Middle-Market Companies at Record Highs

Economic Confidence Among Middle-Market Companies at Record Highs The Government’s War Against Business is Over Confidence in the US economy among middle-market companies has reached a new high in early Y 2017, the National Center for the Middle Market at Ohio State University said. With 9 of 10 middle-market leaders indicating a positive perception of the […]

Trump Effect: US Consumer Optimism Strongest Since November 2000

Trump Effect: US Consumer Optimism Strongest Since November 2000

Trump Effect: US Consumer Optimism Strongest Since November 2000 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Consumer sentiment climbed in early April to 3-month highs as consumer optimism on current economic conditions under President Donald Trump rose to its strongest marks since November 2000. The University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers (MSI) said its preliminary April consumer sentiment […]

Expect The Congress to Embrace President Trump’s Growth Plan

Expect The Congress to Embrace President Trump’s Growth Plan

Expect The Congress to Embrace President Trump’s Growth Plan $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD, $SLV, $USO Friday’s monthly NFPs market moving data release attracted much less attention than in the past. The Key jobs report reflects on the health of the US labor market in March, and it is important for assessing the underlying strength […]

US Manufacturing Expansion Continues in March

US Manufacturing Expansion Continues in March

US Manufacturing Expansion Continues in March Activity in the US manufacturing sector continued to expand in March, as nearly every industry reported growth and none experienced a contraction, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said Monday. The ISM purchasing managers index slipped 0.5% to 57.2 last month, just below the 57.7 percent seen in February, […]

Education & Skills Key to Improving Jobs Prospects

Education & Skills Key to Improving Jobs Prospects

Education & Skills Key to Improving Jobs Prospects Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said Tuesday that investments in education and skills training are vital to address persistently high unemployment among lower-income and minority communities. “Education levels have historically lagged in low- and moderate-income communities, particularly communities of color,” Ms. Yellen said in remarks on workforce development […]

Employee Owned Companies Pass the “Recession Test”

Employee Owned Companies Pass the “Recession Test”

Employee Owned Companies Pass the “Recession Test” Employee stock ownership of companies has been promoted in the US since the country’s founding. After the Revolutionary War, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton fostered the resurgence of the Codfish industry by providing financial subsidies, but only for ships that had written profit-sharing agreements with their crews. This program, […]

Bringing America’s Jobs Back Means Making America’s Factories “Great Again”

Bringing America’s Jobs Back Means Making America’s Factories “Great Again”

Bringing America’s Jobs Back Means Making America’s Factories “Great Again” $GM, $F, $FCAU Over that past few year and most recently during the Presidential election campaigning and post-election the Key discussion is about bringing back manufacturing to the US This was a Key focus of Donald Trump’s campaign for US President. Also, there is the […]