No Customers, this Belgian Restaurateur Serves ‘Dummies’

No Customers, this Belgian Restaurateur Serves ‘Dummies’

#mannequins #customers #restaurateur #Belgian #COVID19 Therese Mahieu is a Belgian restaurateur near Brussels that misses her customers so much since her restaurant was forced to close last October under coronavirus laws, that she replaced them with mannequins. Therese Mahieu began serving glasses of red wine to dummies with wigs, hats and scarves sitting at the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Santa Claus Rally to Extend

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Santa Claus Rally to Extend

#PaulEbeling #WallStreet #SantaClaus #Rally $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $SOX $VXX “The Bulls will drive the Santa Claus Rally in to the New Year” — Paul Ebeling Last Week’s Action Again the US economic data came in strong, the benchmark indexes finished on the highs. The small-cap stocks led Wednesday, cloud software, some chips and some online […]

Capital Inflow into Emerging Markets in 2021 will be Huge

Capital Inflow into Emerging Markets in 2021 will be Huge

#EmergingMarkets #Capital #inflow #QE $BLK In this world of ultra-low interest rates, the pull of emerging markets is huge, and capital inflows have rebounded in recent months, hitting record highs in November. The world’s biggest asset manager BlackRock (NYSE:BLK) predicts healthy gains in Y 2021 for the sector. QE (Quantitative easing), until recently a Key […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Santa Claus Rally is On

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Santa Claus Rally is On

#PaulEbeling #WallStreet #SantaClausRally #Bullish #COVID #Vaccine $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “The Bulls Christmas Market is a happy one” — Paul Ebeling Now: The Bulls are in celebration mode this Monday morning with the major US stock indexes trading at: DJIA +199.60 at 30399.41, NAS Comp +76.91 at 12881.65, S&P 500+24.33 at 3727.39. That is what Bull markets do when Santa Claus leads the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Investors Extending ‘The Trump Rally’

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Investors Extending ‘The Trump Rally’

#PaulEbeling #WallStreet #TrumpRally $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX The Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe said Sunday it is yet to be decided if there will be a Biden Administration.  He said issues outlined by President Trump’s legal team, headed by Rudy Giuliani must be heard in court. Joe Biden is a candidate not the president-elect. […]

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 […]

COVID-19: The 2nd Wave, is it Fake?

COVID-19: The 2nd Wave, is it Fake?

#COVID #testing #PCR #Pfizer $PFE “Chief Science Officer for Pfizer says 2nd Wave is Faked on False-Positive COVID Tests, Pandemic Is Over“– Paul Ebeling Almost all COVID-19 tests are false positives, according to Dr. Mike Yeadon, former vice president and chief science officer for Pfizer (NYSE:PFE). Dr. Yeadon writes about this in a paper, “How […]

Dr. Anthony Fauci, The Great Reset and The Green New Deal

Dr. Anthony Fauci, The Great Reset and The Green New Deal

#AnthonyFauci #NIAID #NIH #WHO #WID #CCP #PLA #globalist #ChinaVirus #Democrat $GILD A report new reveals Dr. Anthony Fauci’s ties to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and globalists who have profited from The China Act of War Virus chaos measures promoted by him as the leader of the US Coronavirus Task Force Dr. Fauci, 79 anni, […]

America Cares, the World Cares, Religious Leaders say God Cares about This Election

America Cares, the World Cares, Religious Leaders say God Cares about This Election

#PresidentTrump #Peace #Accord #America #World “White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows touted President Trump’s progress with Middle East peace Sunday, signaling that much more is still to come, 4 to 5 more Arab countries signing on the the Peace accord“– Paul Ebeling It is not only Americans who have a lot at stake in this year’s Presidential election. […]

Welcome to the World of Citizenship by Investment and Donation

Welcome to the World of  Citizenship by Investment and Donation

#RealEstate #citizenship #donation #investment #passport #EU There are 10+ countries where you can obtain citizenship simply by buying property. Many of these countries, in addition to offering citizenship by real estate or business investment, have citizenship-by-donation programs too. There are other countries that offer residency following investment, which can later lead to citizenship, these are called […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Big Earning’s Week Ahead

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Big Earning’s Week Ahead

#PaulEbeling #WallStreet #economy #growth #Bulls #Bears #money #virus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last week’s action Stocks were consolidating the big move off of the 24 September lows on low to moderate volume. Technical analysis The NAS Comp, S&P 500, DJIA indexes finished lower on the wk. This current consolidation is 8 sessions in the making […]

UK PM Can Live with a No Deal BREXIT

UK PM Can Live with a No Deal BREXIT

#BREXIT British Prime Minister Boris Johnson does not wish for the BREXIT transition period to end without a new trade deal in place but believes that Britain could live with such an outcome, he said Sunday on TV. With the 31 December expiry of the transition period loming, PM Johnson and the EU’s head, Ursula […]

This Rebound Is Real, Trump Fed Support Key

This Rebound Is Real, Trump Fed Support Key

#PresidentTrump #Fed #recovery #GDP #inflation #virus The global economy is bouncing back faster than anyone expected, but Southside risks remain and more help from the Fed and other central banks is Key for a full recovery. The US and many other world economies are recovering from a “very deep shock” and should return to pre-China […]

US Has Regained Control of the Virus

US Has Regained Control of the Virus

#virus #WhiteHouse The United States has “regained control of the virus,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow declared Monday. He made the comments in the context of explaining the sharp drop in the DJIA during the day, blaming the UK and EK for any stock market concerns. “There is some worries that Britain might shut down,” […]

Dollar Marks 6-wk Highs, Traders Seek Safe-haven

Dollar Marks 6-wk Highs, Traders Seek Safe-haven

#Dollar #virus #riskoff $USD $DXY $EUR $AUD $NZD USD rose Tuesday to 6-wk highs, extending gains from the Monday’s session, as markets turned risk-averse over a surge of virus cases and new lockdown measures in UK and Europe. Although European equities opened higher Tuesday, USD continued its ascent and riskier currencies fell, as new lockdown […]

UK Tells Businesses to Prepare for BREXIT Crunch, “Let’s Get Going”

UK Tells Businesses to Prepare for BREXIT Crunch, “Let’s Get Going”

#BREXIT #UK #British #businesses #EU #trade #importers #exporters #travel Britain is urging businesses and individuals to prepare for the 31 December end of the BREXIT transition frame with an information campaign titled: “The UK’s new start: let’s get going.” Recall that Great Britain left the EU on 31 January, 3.5 yrs after a referendum, but […]

The Difference Between Private Jet Charter and 1st Class Flying

The Difference Between Private Jet Charter and 1st Class Flying

#Private #Jet #Charter #1stClass #flying #World #opensup #US #Europe, #ownership #luxury #pets #business #personal #virus #travel Most of the US and Europe is out of lockdown and in a few weeks, open travel for business and pleasure will be an option again. But, no matter how much we want things to be completely back to normal, it is not […]

This is what matters to investors, “Open the Economy Now!”

This is what matters to investors, “Open the Economy Now!”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX More than 90% of our country “is not in harm’s way, the virus lockdown flat-out fraud on a massive scale,” said David Stockman, President Ronald Reagan’s former Director of Office of Management and Budget China Virus trading will go down in history for its high velocity. We have witnessed the […]

The European Economy Has Collapsed

The European Economy Has Collapsed

IHS has just released its widely followed Markit Flash Eurozone PMI, the numbers are unbelievably bad. The eurozone economy suffered the steepest falls in business activity and employment ever recorded during April as a result of measures taken to contain the coronavirus outbreak, according to provisional PMI survey data. The Flash Eurozone PMI Composite Output […]

Can I Get a Refund When My Flight is Cancelled Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus Pandemic?

Can I Get a Refund When My Flight is Cancelled Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus Pandemic?

Since first being identified in November 2019 in the City of Wuhan, PRC, the COVID-19 coronavirus has spread across the world, causing a human tragedy with tens of thousands sick and many deaths. The pandemic is having an enormous impact on the travel industry, ranging from hotel and cruise ship quarantines to airlines halting flights […]

CDC Recommends to Avoid All Not Essential Travel to These EU Countries

CDC Recommends to Avoid All Not Essential Travel to These EU Countries

Warning – Level 3 Alert! CDC recommends that travelers avoid all not essential travel to the specified countries listed below, as there may be limited access to adequate medical care in the regions. The countries included in the CDC notice Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Latvia Liechtenstein […]

BREXIT Deal Cleared, UK Ankles EU Friday

BREXIT Deal Cleared, UK Ankles EU Friday

That is it, the UK will align with the USA. The European Union let go of the United Kingdom with a final vote Wednesday at the E.U.’s Parliament that ended the BREXIT battle and set the scene for tough trade negotiations in the year ahead. In a session in Brussels, lawmakers from all 28 EU […]

Global Stocks Rise $17-T YTD

Global Stocks Rise $17-T YTD

$SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $DIA, $DE Global stock markets gained $17-T in total value in 2019 according to the information based on Deutsche Bank calculations. The chart from Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DE), the value of global equities began the year just under $70-T but now exceeds $85-T. Political developments and an easier monetary policy have helped spark […]

US May Impose 100% Tariffs on EU Goods

US May Impose 100% Tariffs on EU Goods

$BA, $EADSY The Trump Administration may place 100% tariffs on European goods that had been absolved from such duties, including such storied products as Irish & Scotch whiskies and Cognac. The Office of the United States Trade Representative published a list Thursday of additional European goods now under consideration for the tariffs amid the fallout […]

Boris Johnson, Donald Trump Friendship Back on Track

Boris Johnson, Donald Trump Friendship Back on Track

The political friendship between President Trump and British Prime Minister Johnson is back on track. PM Johnson’s Conservative Party’s expected victory in Thursday’s election, clears the way for his BREXIT deal with the European Union, and a trade deal with the United States. And that means the friendship that had been “soft peddled” before the vote in […]

President Trump Will Continue to Defend the US Economy (Video)

President Trump Will Continue to Defend the US Economy (Video)

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 (+0.1%), DJIA (+0.1%), and NAS Comp (+0.1%) eked out incremental gains to close at record highs Monday. The Russell 2000 (-0.3%) closed in negative territory.  Before President Trump, China has intended to take over the world. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow proclaimed that President Trump will […]

Signs of Global Economic Stabilization Flashing

Signs of Global Economic Stabilization Flashing

The worst may be over for the world economy’s slowdown. A wave of interest-rate cuts by central banks including the Fed and mounting expectations of a US-China trade deal are buoying confidence in financial markets just as Key economic indicators show signs of stabilization after recent declines. While a robust rebound may not be here […]

President Trump Weighs in on BREXIT Impasse

President Trump Weighs in on BREXIT Impasse

Sunday, President Trump urged British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage to come together to safeguard prospects for expanded US-UK trade after Britain leaves the European Union. President Trump told reporters at the White House that both men were friends of his, but Mr. Johnson was “the right man for the […]

BREXIT Talks Down to the Wire

BREXIT Talks Down to the Wire

UK PM Boris Johnson briefed his Cabinet on the progress of last-minute BREXIT talks with the European Union. Britain is due to leave the 28-nation currency bloc on 31 October, and attempts for plans at the border between EU member Ireland and the U.K.’s Northern Ireland have been bumpy. Negotiations intensified last week after PM […]

EU removes Switzerland, UAE from tax-haven list

EU removes Switzerland, UAE from tax-haven list

The EU removed Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates from its list of tax havens on Thursday, giving two global hubs for multinational tax schemes the all clear. “Albania, Costa Rica, Mauritius, Serbia and Switzerland have implemented ahead of their deadline all necessary reforms to comply with EU tax good governance principles,” the bloc’s 28 […]

Traveling Europe after BREXIT

Traveling Europe after BREXIT

Simon Calder debunks the myths and sets the record straight on how travelling to Europe after BREXIT will really change. This article will be upgraded as required… We’re all in the departure lounge – we just don’t know where we’re going. The Leave decision in the EU referendum campaign, the battle about the Draft Withdrawal […]

US Stocks Decline for a 2nd Day Running, EU Tariffs Loom

US Stocks Decline for a 2nd Day Running, EU Tariffs Loom

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $ESDAY, $VXX Wednesday’s US economic data included the ADP Employment Change report for September and the weekly MBA Mortgage Applications Index. The takeaways are as follows: Private-sector payrolls were estimated to have increased by 135,000 in September (consensus 150-K) while the prior month’s print was revised down to 157-K from 195,000. Private-sector […]

UK PM Johnson Will Not Seek a BREXIT Delay

UK PM Johnson Will Not Seek a BREXIT Delay

British PM Johnson has prepared plans to legally stop any BREXIT extension, the plan under consideration would see Johnson sending a letter alongside the request to extend Article 50 setting out that the government does not want any delay after 31 October. PM Boris Johnson is sticking to his BREXIT plan and will not seek […]

PM Johnson: “I will not, I do not want a delay.”

PM Johnson: “I will not, I do not want a delay.”

Resistance to a no-deal BREXIT does not sit well with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who is hinting at ignoring recently passed legislation on talks about a British exit from the EU. Refusing to enact the just-passed legislation would be a violation of law, a step PM Johnson is apparently willing to take when asked if […]

PM Johnson, “Enough is enough, let’s get this done”

PM Johnson, “Enough is enough, let’s get this done”

European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said the EU’s executive body, which supervises BREXIT talks on behalf of Britain’s 27 European partners, is operating on the “working assumption” that Britain will leave the bloc 31 October, but… Tuesday, Boris Johnson suffered Key defections from his party, losing a working majority in Parliament and weakening his position […]

British PM Suspends Parliament before BREXIT

British PM Suspends Parliament before BREXIT

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will suspend Britain’s Parliament for more than a month before BREXIT, enraging opponents and raising the stakes in the nation’s most serious political event in decades. Cheered President Trump, Mr. Johnson launched the move to take the country out of the EU by 31 October with or without an exit deal, […]

France’s Macron Still Preaching Failed Socialist Theory

France’s Macron Still Preaching Failed Socialist Theory

French President Emmanuel Macron is still calling for a new global economic order, decrying an “unprecedented crisis” in the market economy in an attempt to become the leader of the EU, a failed socialist experiment that is falling apart. Amid what he calls the uncertainty of US trade policies, Mr. Macron said the market economy […]

US Economy is the “Bright Spot in the World”

US Economy is the “Bright Spot in the World”

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Sunday all leaders gathered at the G7 Summit in France are talking about the US economy as “the bright spot in the world.” In a TV interview Sunday Secretary Mnuchin said the leaders at the G-7 meeting want to “replicate” the economic policies of President Trump and his administration. […]

The Amazon Fire Gets Political as Ireland Will Refuse EU Trade With Brazil

The Amazon Fire Gets Political as Ireland Will Refuse EU Trade With Brazil

Ireland’s taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, has said Dublin will vote against an European Union trade deal with South American nations unless Brazil takes action to stop the burning of the Amazon. Varadkar said his government would oppose the Mercosur trade agreement with four Latin American countries Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay that was clinched in June […]

EU and UK Citizen Rights After Brexit

EU and UK Citizen Rights After Brexit

Amid the ongoing Brexit stalemate, the Home Office is pushing ahead with its plan for EU citizens living in the UK to register for a new ‘settled status’. It has launched a new nation wide marketing campaign to encourage them to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme before its full roll-out on March 30. All […]

Merkel Warns a Peaceful Brexit is Crucial

Merkel Warns a Peaceful Brexit is Crucial

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Wednesday of the economic impact of a chaotic no-deal Brexit, hours before she was to receive British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on his first foreign visit. ‘The economic sky is not cloudless’, and global tensions and Britain’s impending departure from the European Union ‘are already causing us headaches’, Merkel told […]

EU Bosses “a bit negative, but we will get to a deal”–UK PM Johnson

EU Bosses “a bit negative, but we will get to a deal”–UK PM Johnson

The EU is being “a bit negative” about the prospects of reaching a BREXIT but it can be done, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Tuesday. The bloc earlier rebuffed Mr. Johnson’s demand that it reopen the BREXIT deal, saying Britain had failed to propose any realistic alternative to the backstop, an agreed insurance policy […]

UK Does Not Want to Import Europe’s Failure

UK Does Not Want to Import Europe’s Failure

British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn called on Monday for a general election to try to end the Brexit impasse, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson came under pressure to recall parliament. Corbyn hates democracy and has embraced communism, he is now attempting to derail Brexit. Corbyn said his Labour Party would offer a second referendum on […]

Britain and EU Brexit Agreements

Britain and EU Brexit Agreements

A no-deal Brexit on October 31 could cause food, fuel and medicine shortages. According to government assessments leaked to the press. Despite Prime Minister Boris Johnson ramping up preparations in his first weeks in office. Johnson ordered government departments to “turbo-charge” contingency planning after taking power on July 24. Promising “all necessary funding” beyond the […]

Europe’s CBD Market To Skyrocket 400%

Europe’s CBD Market To Skyrocket 400%

Demand for CBD is on the rise all over the world.In Europe, for example, the market is on course to grow 400% over the next four years, according to theBrightfieldGroup. “CBD is just starting to take hold in Europe, with both product availability and consumer awareness still quite limited. This is a great opportunity for […]

US Will Support a UK Choice for No-Deal BREXIT

US Will Support a UK Choice for No-Deal BREXIT

The United States will enthusiastically support a no-deal BREXIT if that is what the British government decides to do, President Trump’s NSA John Bolton said Monday during a visit to London aimed at reassuring Britain over UK-US ties. Mr. Bolton told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that President Trump wants to see a successful British […]

No One Has a Straight Answer as to Why Gold is in a Strong Bull Market

No One Has a Straight Answer as to Why Gold is in a Strong Bull Market

$XAU, $GLD, $USD FLASH: The precious Yellow metal is now acting like the Key safe-haven from the world’s problems. Gold prices spiked Monday rising 1.5% to new 6-year highs. Gold is the play within the trade dispute between Presidents Trump and Xi. Gold risen 17% since the moment last December when President Trump declared, “I am a […]

Church of Scientology Recognised as a Religious Organisation

Church of Scientology Recognised as a Religious Organisation

the Church of Scientology European Office for Public Affairs and Human Rights has been listed as a Religious Organization. Thanks to the Ministry of Justice in Spain. Established in Madrid, the corporation, representing Scientologists living in 37 member states of the Council of Europe. Operates across Europe and beyond, with headquarters in Brussels and offices in many European cities. Including Berlin, Copenhagen, Geneva, Paris, Strasbourg, Rome, Vienna and Warsaw. First established in the […]

Boris Johnson Readies UK for No-Deal BREXIT

Boris Johnson Readies UK for No-Deal BREXIT

FLASH: The British government is working on the assumption that the EU will not renegotiate its BREXIT deal and is preparing to leave the 28 nation bloc on 31 October without an agreement. Boris Johnson, the new British PM has promised to deliver BREXIT by the end of October “no ifs or buts,” plans to […]

Boris Johnson, a Man in a Hurry

Boris Johnson, a Man in a Hurry

FLASH: Boris Johnson, a Man in a Hurry to Make Britain Great Again, MBGA With Britain’s departure from the EU due in less than 100 days, new Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a man in a hurry. But he is not rushing off to Brussels. The UK leader has no meetings scheduled with EU officials. […]

Iran Nuclear Deal Falling Apart

Iran Nuclear Deal Falling Apart

Tuesday, EU powers accused Iran of “pursuing activities inconsistent with its commitments” under a Y 2015 nuclear deal and called for an urgent meeting of the parties to the agreement to discuss Tehran’s compliance. Britain, Germany, France, Russia, China and Iran are the remaining parties to the deal – known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan […]

“Risk Assets Have Room to Run”

“Risk Assets Have Room to Run”

$SPY, $BLK In a report, the majority of BlackRock Inc.’s (NYSE:BLK) Top decision-makers had a simple conclusion after gathering in London last week: A supportive backdrop for risk assets probably has “room to run” for at least 12 more months. Senior leadership at the world’s largest asset manager cited easy monetary policies and few signs […]

Cash is King, Retail Investors Nervous Ahead of Summer

Cash is King, Retail Investors Nervous Ahead of Summer

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Cash is King for investors heading into Summer Increasing a cash buffer is typical during times of economic and geopolitical uncertainty. But data from global wealth managers show that stashing cash has continued at unusually high rates even as global stocks have rallied this year on conflicting signals […]

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 […]

UK Lawmakers Reject PM May’s BREXIT Deal Again

UK Lawmakers Reject PM May’s BREXIT Deal Again

$GBP UK lawmakers rejected PM Theresa May’s BREXIT deal for a 3rd time Friday, sounding its probable death knell and leaving Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union in turmoil on the day it was supposed to leave the single currency socialist bloc. The decision to reject a stripped-down version of Mrs. May’s deal has left […]

Gold Firms, Investors Move into Safe-haven Assets

Gold Firms, Investors Move into Safe-haven Assets

$GLD.$USD, $JPY FLASH: Last week gold posted its 3rd consecutive weekly gainer and rose 1%, the most since the week ending 1 February. The fundamentals Spot gold up 0.1% at $1,314.21 oz as of 0128 GMT. US gold futures up 0.2% at $1,314.40 oz. Investors sold shares Monday moving to the safety of bonds, while […]

UK PM May Faces Parliament Revolt, Plot to Oust Her

UK PM May Faces Parliament Revolt, Plot to Oust Her

FLASH: Theresa May summons Brexiteers to ward off coup. UK Prime Minister Theresa May was holding crisis talks with colleagues on Sunday working to revive her 2X Brexit deal after reports that her Cabinet was plotting to topple her. The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union was already slipping from Mrs. May’s weakened grasp […]

The Geopolitical Uncertainty Vs The Price of Gold

The Geopolitical Uncertainty Vs The Price of Gold

$GLD, $USD, $EUR, $GBP, $CNY What we have been seeing over the past few years is that confidence in government is fading and the price of Gold is rising. Some current examples The UK House of Commons voted 413-202 last week to delay Britain’s exit from the EU. Despite resounding defeats, Prime Minister Theresa May […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk Driving Vehicle Delivery ‘Priority’ Into Q-1 End

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk Driving Vehicle Delivery ‘Priority’ Into Q-1 End

$TSLA Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) vehicle deliveries scheduled across Europe, China and North America should be a “primary priority” for all employees during the last 10 days of Q-1, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said in an e-Mail to employees Thursday. Deliveries set for 2 continents simultaneously with North America were a 1st for the Palo Alto, […]

BREXIT Delay Ahead

BREXIT Delay Ahead

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the EU to delay BREXIT by at least 3 months after her plan to hold a 3rd vote on the divorce deal was thrown into disarray by a surprise intervention from the speaker of Parliament. Nearly 3 years after Britain voted narrowly to leave the EU, its departure […]

President Trump on BREXIT, “I’m Surprised at How Badly it Has All Gone

President Trump on BREXIT, “I’m Surprised at How Badly it Has All Gone

FLASH: President Trump says his administration “looks forward to negotiating a large scale Trade Deal with the United Kingdom” as the country continues to try to hash out its departure from the European Union. Thursday, President Trump said that he is “surprised at how badly” negotiations have gone between the United Kingdom and the European […]

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 […]

UK PM May Confirms Parliament Will Get to Vote between No-deal BREXIT and Delaying Departure from EU

UK PM May Confirms Parliament Will Get to Vote between No-deal BREXIT and Delaying Departure from EU

UPDATE: Britain’s Parliament strongly rejects Prime Minister’s BREXIT deal in major blow to EU divorce plan. Parliament Parliament to Vote between No-deal BREXIT and Delaying Departure from EU Thursday. UK PM Theresa May worked to win last-minute changes from the European Union to her BREXIT deal Monday, a day before a Key vote in Britain’s […]

Fake News: ‘US Citizens Soon Will Need EU Visas to Travel There’

Fake News: ‘US Citizens Soon Will Need EU Visas to Travel There’

FLASH: American citizens will need visas to travel to the European Union starting in Y 2021 is Fake news! By Y 2021, Americans traveling to certain countries in Europe will have to preregister online as part of a security system intended to screen visa-free travelers. Currently, US citizens with a valid passport can visit Schengen […]

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 […]

Trump Administration: The Future of Post-BREXIT UK-US Trade

Trump Administration: The Future of Post-BREXIT UK-US Trade

FLASH: Calling for “fair, balanced, and reciprocal trade with the UK” and “state of the art rules” to achieve it, the US Trade Representative has published an 18-page document of negotiating objectives for the forthcoming UK-U.S. trade deal both nations hope to strike if Britain finally leaves the EU. The new document, from President Trump’s Trade […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Lower, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Higher Notes: Trade talks dominate headlines with a new round of negotiations between the US and China expected in Washington Tuesday, and follow-up sessions at a higher level this week. Minutes of the Fed’s last policy meeting are due Wednesday and should provide more guidance on the likelihood or […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Higher, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Higher Notes: Trade talks dominated headlines with a new round of negotiations between the United States and China expected in Washington on Tuesday, and follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week. Comments from European Central Bank’s Olli Rehn on Sunday have triggered speculation the […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Off, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Higher Notes: Minutes of the Fed’s last policy meeting are due Wednesday and should provide more guidance on the likelihood or not for rate hikes this year. There is also talk the Fed will keep a much larger balance sheet than previously planned. Financial markets are generally […]

Populists Changing EU, Elections Coming

Populists Changing EU, Elections Coming

FLASH: French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters who threw projectiles and set bins on fire in Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux on Saturday, as the 14th straight weekend of “yellow vest” protests took a violent turn Saturday afternoon. The failed socialist EU experiment under siege French far-right leader Marine Le Pen feels she is […]

BREXIT Uncertainty Dampens London Fashion Week

BREXIT Uncertainty Dampens London Fashion Week

London is taking its turn in the style spotlight with the opening of London Fashion Week, an extravaganza that will feature up-and-coming young designers along with big names like Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry. More than 100 catwalk shows are scheduled along with countless crowded, parties and dozens of presentations. The London-based Turkish designer […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Ranged, USD Higher, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Lower In Asia Notes:  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China scheduled to run through Friday.The United States has used tariffs as leverage to demand Beijing make major structural policy changes, including ending the forced transfer of American technology, fully enforcing intellectual property rights, and […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Higher, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Up In Asia Notes:  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China, as the 2 countries work to hammer out an agreement to resolve their trade dispute. The talks, scheduled to run through Friday, follow 3 days of deputy-level meetings to work […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Steady, USD Higher, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up In Asia Notes:  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday he hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China this week, as the 2 countries seek to hammer out an agreement to resolve the trade dispute. The Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) dropped overnight to as low as 14.95, […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD HighersCrude Oil UpStocks Up In Asia Notes: Messrs. Mnuchin and Lighthizer opened another round of trade talks in Beijing Monday to push for a deal to protect American IP, and avert a 2 March increase in US tariffs on Chinese goods. Gold: Gold prices steady Tuesday as investors kept a cautious stance ahead this round […]

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