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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Up USD Soft Crude Oil Higher Stocks Up In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold the next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. UK PM May will return to Parliament Monday to set out how she plans to try to break the BREXIT deadlock after her deal was rejected by […]

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 Firm Crude Oil Higher Stocks Up In Asia Notes: A report Thursday saying that Washington was considering lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports buoyed financial markets, including Crude Oil. The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold the next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. Gold: Spot gold was set for its 5th straight […]

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 Firm Crude Oil Lower Stocks Mixed In Asia Notes: Spot gold is about to exit a Neutral range of $1,285-$1,299, and either rise to $1,311 or drop towards $1,268. The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold the next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. Gold: Gold has gained for 5 weeks running, but prices have been […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Up USD Lower Crude Oil Steady Stocks Steady including Japan In Asia Notes: On the earnings front, US banks: Goldman Sachs (GS) will be in focus Wednesday Expectations are low with profits for US companies forecast to rise 6.4%, down from an 1 October estimate of 10.2% and a big fall from 2018’s tax cut-fueled gainer of more […]

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 Lower Crude Oil Up Stocks Higher including Japan In Asia Notes: On the earnings front, US banks are in sharp focus with Quarterly results from JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) this week. Monday, Citigroup (C) beat profit estimates. The bank’s shares rose 4.0% and bolstered the S&P financial […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Higher USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Lower sans Japan In Asia Notes: On the earnings front, US banks are in sharp focus with Quarterly results from Citigroup (C) due Monday followed by JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) later in the week. Expectations are low with profits for US companies […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Higher USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Higher sans Japan In Asia Gold: Gold prices climbed Friday as USD retreated on expectations the Fed will pause interest rate hikes if the US economy slows this year, while investors awaited news on progress in the US-Chinatrade talks. Spot gold rose 0.6% to $1,293.55 oz as at 0604 GMT, heading […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Higher USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Higher sans Japan In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose Thursday as expectations that the Fed will pause its rate tightening cycle this year. Spot gold was up 0.2% at $1,295.84 oz as of 0556 GMT, hanging near Friday’s at $1,298.42, a mark last seen in mid-June 2018. US gold futures gained […]

Fed Policymakers Voice Patience on Future Rate Hikes, Rally Extends

Fed Policymakers Voice Patience on Future Rate Hikes, Rally Extends

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Chicago Fed President Charles Evans (FOMC voter) expects rate hikes to continue, adding that the Fed can show some patience before resuming rate hikes. Boston Fed President (FOMC voter) Eric Rosengren does not rule out changes to the pace of balance sheet reduction on a slowdown. Fed policymakers said last […]

US Stocks Tapping at Bear Market Territory on Uncertainty

US Stocks Tapping at Bear Market Territory on Uncertainty

Stock Market’s Negative Reaction to Fed is “Overblown” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that the negative stock market reaction following the Fed’s rate hike this week was “completely overblown.” Secretary Mnuchin said the stock market overreacted, with computerized program trading taking over and driving stock prices down further. […]

Market Looking for a Dovish Stance from the FOMC Wednesday

Market Looking for a Dovish Stance from the FOMC Wednesday

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The market is looking for a Dovish stance from the FOMC when it comes to its interest rate projections for Y 2019.  Everything will come into view at 2:00p EST Wednesday Investors in pain from a difficult year hope the Fed will align with President Trump’s ‘demand’ for dovishness in […]

President Trump Hammers Fed for “Even Considering Rate Hike”

President Trump Hammers Fed for “Even Considering Rate Hike”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Monday, just 2 days before the FOMC is expected to raise fed funds rates for a 4th time this year, President Trump and his Top trade adviser ratcheted up their criticism of the Fed’s monetary tightening. “It is incredible that with a very strong dollar and virtually no inflation, the […]

Steady, Sustainable US Economic Growth Means No Recession in Sight

Steady, Sustainable US Economic Growth Means No Recession in Sight

Steady, Sustainable US Economic Growth Means No Recession in Sight The November Employment Report Sustainable is good, job growth is finally trending. The Key Data: Payrolls: +155,000; 3-Month Average: 170,000; Private: +161,000; Revisions: -12,000; Hourly Wages: +0.2% Over-Year: +3.1% What it means: Job gains in November were below expectations. The idea we could sustain hiring […]

Fed to Signal Long Rate Hike ‘Pause’ at December FOMC Meeting

Fed to Signal Long Rate Hike ‘Pause’ at December FOMC Meeting

Fed to Signal Long Rate Hike ‘Pause’ at December FOMC Meeting President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser said he expects the Fed to pause its interest-rate increases for “quite some time” after a possible hike later this month. As Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members prepare to meet on 18-19 December, “I think they’re signaling […]

US Economy Cools, Fed’s Powell Hints a Rate Halt in 2019

US Economy Cools, Fed’s Powell Hints a Rate Halt in 2019

US Economy Cools, Fed’s Powell Hints a Rate Halt in 2019 Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has laid out a scenario for a pause in the central bank’s interest-rate hiking campaign sometime next year by highlighting potential headwinds cooling the US economy. Wednesday, Chairman Powell listed 3 possible challenges to growth in Y 2019, they are; […]

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 […]

Two Years In, President Trump Holds Stock Market Bragging Rights

Two Years In, President Trump Holds Stock Market Bragging Rights

Two Years In, President Trump Holds Stock Market Bragging Rights $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wednesday, US stocks rallied with broad gains led by the technology and healthcare sectors as investors made bets that a divided Congress would be good for equities. Democrats won control of the House Tuesday, while President Donald Trump’s Republican party […]

A 2019 Bear Market Event May Trigger a DJIA Move to 40,000

A 2019 Bear Market Event May Trigger a DJIA Move to 40,000

A 2019 Bear Market Event May Trigger a DJIA Move to 40,000 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $MTAFF, $GLGDF, $RGLD, $FNV,$WPM You may recall in January 2016, the DJIA was trading at the 16,000 mark, when Yves Lamoureux, President of macroeconomic research firm Lamoureux & Co., said DIA would top 25,000 within 3-4 years. It did not take […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Earnings: Over 20% of S&P 500 companies have reported, 72% have beat The Street estimates Market is concerned about the Fed overreacting, as it always does. China’s economy is in decline Halloween Market Week: Tricks & Treats The US stock market’s technical indicators suggest […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Earnings: 20% of S&P 500 companies have reported, 70% have beat The Street estimates The S&P 500, DJIA and NAS Comp held their 200-Day SMA’s Friday Market is concerned about the Fed overreacting, as it always does. China’s decline is feared, may decline further, […]

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 […]

Fed Hawks Want to Chill Roaring US Economy

Fed Hawks Want to Chill Roaring US Economy

Fed Hawks Want to Chill Roaring US Economy Despite sharp criticism from President Donald Trump for raising interest rates, Fed policymakers remain generally united on the need to raise borrowing costs further, according to minutes from their most recent policy meeting. Every policymaker backed the Fed’s September rate increase, according to the minutes of the Sept. […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Monday, earnings season starts in earnest For now traders are playing an oversold bounce. But, if this is a relief move, the later you enter, the worse risk/reward.  So, be selective if you are adding more bounce plays. Also, look at some areas receiving […]

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 […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX The market’s focus this week: new money, earnings season, and the jobs report Friday. September was not a Southside month this year, solid but not huge. So many participants are expecting a selloff in October. It may happen, though it did not happen last year after a […]

Fed Hikes, Removes ‘Dovish’ Language from Policy Statement

Fed Hikes, Removes ‘Dovish’ Language from Policy Statement

Fed Hikes, Removes ‘Dovish’ Language from Policy Statement $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The FOMC increased short-term interest rates Wednesday, as expected, raising the fed funds target range by 25 bpts to 2.00-2.25%. The move reflected an upbeat assessment of the economy that was identical to the central bank’s last policy statement 8 weeks ago, […]

OPEC of ‘Ripping Off’ World, President Trump Calls for Lower Crude Oil Prices

OPEC of ‘Ripping Off’ World, President Trump Calls for Lower Crude Oil Prices

OPEC of ‘Ripping Off’ World, President Trump Calls for Lower Crude Oil Prices $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $USO, $OIL Tuesday, US President Donald Trump accused members of the OPEC cartel of “ripping off” the world, as he called for a lowering of energy prices. “The United States stands ready to export our abundant affordable […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX The market’s focus this week FOMC meets on Tuesday and Wednesday to talk a rate hike and more trade issues with China, Canada, and the EU. The heavy pressure is on China now. Then there is The Trump Administration’s feelings toward social media and WH […]

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks $GLD, $SLV, $USD Gold pared gains as China became a focus point again The possible progress in the trade dispute pressured the USD. Gold prices dipped Thursday as investors purchased riskier assets instead of seeking a safe-haven in gold, on news a new round of US-China […]

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 […]

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 […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market action as President Trump  bears down hard on trade issues, focuses on SCOTUS pick, teeing up NATO demands and the Putin Summit. The market will tell us now if the Key moves Thursday and Friday on moderate volume will hold […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market action as President Trump  continues coming down hard on trade issues, and NATO next. Over the past few weeks we have a lot of pundit chatter about a market top, and stocks sold into the test during that frame. Notably, new […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market action President Trump  coming down hard in trade issues, the The Congress’ continuing dust up with the DOJ and FBI. S&P 500, DJIA posted oversold bounces as growth was favored for a 2nd session running Some new areas are attracting money […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market action in light of the recent NKorean peace summit, no US-China trade war, and President Trump the The Congress’ harangue with the DOJ and FBI. US, China trade tariffs; market held up well. Economic data good not great, better coming […]

US Economy Growing at 4.8% Annual Rate

US Economy Growing at 4.8% Annual Rate

US Economy Growing at 4.8% Annual Rate The US economy is growing at a 4.8% annualized rate in Q-2, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed Thursday, following data that showed domestic retail sales grew at its strongest pace in 6 months in May. The latest estimate on gross domestic product growth was faster […]

FOMC Acknowledges Growing Inflation Ending Crisis-Era Guidance

FOMC Acknowledges Growing Inflation Ending Crisis-Era Guidance

FOMC Acknowledges Growing Inflation Ending Crisis-Era Guidance $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The Fed raised it overnight fed funds rates Wednesday shifting from policies used to battle the 2007-2009 financial crisis and recession. In raising its benchmark overnight lending rate a 1/4 bpt to a range of between 1.75 and 2%, the FOMC dropped its […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market action in light of NKorea peace talks, no US-China trade war, and the keep’em guessing shambles President Trump left the Canadian G7 Summit in. Thursday was a bit dicey in the US for the NAS Comp, but it recovered […]

US Labor Market Tightens, Jobless Claims Fall

US Labor Market Tightens, Jobless Claims Fall

US Labor Market Tightens, Jobless Claims Fall $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to a further tightening in labor market conditions. The robust US labor market and firming inflation have cemented expectations the Fed will raise interest rates next week at the FOMC meeting. […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market indexes in light of looming Korea peace no US-China trade war and the current NFPs. Note: Former US President Barack Hussein Obama, though he likes to take credit, did not set the economy up for this super recovery, what […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market indexes in light of looming Korea peace and no US-China trade war. Overall, last week saw the major US stock market indices holding their ranges, trying but not breaking out, RUTX will try harder this week. There are solid […]

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing $DXY, $EUR, $GBP, $JPY Commentary: Nothing new. PE US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 94.347 tested support near 93.86, then bounced to 94.50, thus testing resistance trendline. If breaks support near 94.10 in here, then see 93.6, which should then produce a bounce for a test at 95, seeing the cap at 95.00-95.65. EUR (Euro) at […]

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing $DXY, $EUR, $GBP, $JPY Commentary: Nothing new. PE The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 93.921 tested support at 93.6 Thursday. While trading above 93.7, it should test at 94 again and then perhaps to 94.2-94.4, them dip to 94. The Northside cap is 95.00-95.65. EUR (Euro) at 1.1710 rose to 1.175 Thursday and dipped, may see […]

President Trump, “Big news coming for American Autoworkers”

President Trump, “Big news coming for American Autoworkers”

President Trump, “Big news coming for American Autoworkers” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US President Donald Trump said that “big news” was coming that would be welcomed by US auto workers, and he suggested it was somehow linked to NAFTA trade talks. “There will be big news coming soon for our great American Autoworkers. After many […]

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing $DXY, $EUR, $GBP, $JPY Commentary: Nothing new. PE The US Dollar (.DXY) Index at 93.65 tested support at 93.29 Tuesday and now seems to be rising from there back towards 94. A deeper correction towards the 5 Wk MA 93.0-93.5 is on the cards, which might happen after a retest of 94. If so, the Northside target at 95 […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Looking at the major US stock market indexes in light of no US-China trade war. The Major Market Futures as of this writing S&P 500 SPC1 Jun 18 $2,728.80 +15.80 +0.58% NAS 100 Future NQC1 Jun 18 $6,923.75 +49.75 +0.72% Last Friday, the major US stock market indices were […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Looking at the major US stock market indexes technically The major US stock market indexes made good on Key reversals last week, moving through the near near term resistance. The pause to refresh Friday was on the cards, and a couple of days rest works to […]

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing

Forex Morning Briefing $DXY, $EUR, $GBP, $JPY Commentary: Pressure on the Buck. PE US Dollar (.DXY) Index -0.4% to 92.70 $EURUSD +0.58% at 1.1921 $GBPUSD -0.18% to 1.3518 $USDCHF -0.21% to 1.0027 $USDJPY -0.27% to 109.41 $USDCNY -0.23% to 6.344 US Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased 0.2% in April, less than the 0.3% rise projected. Naturally, there […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Looking at the major US stock market indexes technically Last week we saw break North off of support in the patterns or at the trend-lines. Volume just OK, good breadth on the move. Let’s see if  they can hold the moves. DJIA marked a doji Thursday […]

Some FOMC Voting Members Have Open Minds on Rate Hikes

Some FOMC Voting Members Have Open Minds on Rate Hikes

Some FOMC Voting Members Have Open Minds on Rate Hikes $SPY Two Fed officials who are currently voting members of the FOMC rate-setting body said Friday they were keeping an open mind on the total number of interest rate rises needed this year. San Francisco Fed President John Williams and Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic […]

FOMC Stands Pat on Interest Rates, Focus Now on June Meeting

FOMC Stands Pat on Interest Rates, Focus Now on June Meeting

FOMC Stands Pat on Interest Rates, Focus Now on June Meeting $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Fed policy makers held interest rates steady Wednesday and expressed confidence that a recent rise in inflation to near the central bank’s 2% target would be sustained, leaving it on track to raise borrowing costs in June. The Fed’s […]

US Consumer Prices Rise, Inflation Ahead

US Consumer Prices Rise, Inflation Ahead

US Consumer Prices Rise, Inflation Ahead $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer prices (PCE) rose March YTD, with a measure of underlying inflation moving to the Fed’s 2% target. Monday, the rise in the annual inflation gauges reported by the Commerce Department was seen by economists and Fed officials, it is not expected to alter the gradual […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX This market cannot make much of strong earnings report. The NAS Comp gaped up over 115 points, gave it back. Fairly goo Bullish stock index patterns remain but upside is used to sell aka distribution. Good patterns in lots of stocks and sectors are failing to provide […]

Healthy Economy, Strong Earnings Will Drive Stock Market North

Healthy Economy, Strong Earnings Will Drive Stock Market North

Healthy Economy, Strong Earnings Will Drive Stock Market North $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Soon the stock market will reflect the economy, and all systems are on Go. March Private Sector Jobs, Non-Manufacturing Activity and Help Wanted OnLine ADP: 241,000; Goods: 65,000/ ISM (Non-Man.): -0.7 point; Orders: -5.3 points/ HWOL: up 102,100 The Institute for Supply Management’s […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Last Thursday, the Month/Quarter ended higher ahead of a 4 day Holiday Weekend, so the Big Q is does new money enter and help extend Thursday’s move, and do gains hold. And let’s not forget the volatility, will it calm. Remember, a market rally has to […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Global stock market look soft this week. Between the media trade banter, Month/Quarter end re-balancing and the Easter holiday-shortened week things can happen, even nothing much, as many Wall Street traders are on Spring vacation. Expect quiet on the G-10, and data fronts given the […]

Fed Hikes, Stocks Fall, Gold Rises

Fed Hikes, Stocks Fall, Gold Rises

Fed Hikes, Stocks Fall, Gold Rises $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $GLD Stocks swung sharply Wednesday afternoon following the release of the FOMC’s policy directive, which increased the fed funds target range by 25 bpts to 1.50%-1.75%. Overall the hike was priced in ahead of the Fed’s expected move. The S&P 500, the NAS Comp, and the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Another big economic data week ahead. The FOMC meets Tuesday and Wednesday, and is expected to raise rates 25 bpts at the meeting. The other big econo news will be Existing Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators, Durable Goods Orders, and New Home Sales. And in […]

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Even with strong job gains and optimistic small business owners, inflation still at reasonable marks February Consumer Prices, Real Earnings and Small Business Optimism CPI: +0.2%; Over-Year: +2.2%; Less Food and Energy: +0.2%; Over-Year: +1.8%/ Hourly Earnings (Monthly): 0%; Over-Year: +0.4%/ NFIB: […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The leadership is leading the big moves on the indices with some to new highs, others attacking the near term resistance on the way to highs. Explore the laggards with good patterns, they are getting the time they need to complete patterns and join the […]

FOMC Eyeing Inflation, ‘Strike a Balance; with Rate Hikes

FOMC Eyeing Inflation, ‘Strike a Balance; with Rate Hikes

FOMC Eyeing Inflation, ‘Strike a Balance’ with Rate Hikes Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, pledging to “strike a balance” between the risk of an overheating economy and the need to keep growth on track, told US lawmakers Tuesday that the central bank would stick with gradual interest rate increases despite the added stimulus of tax cuts […]

‘Things Continue to Look Up’ for US Economy

‘Things Continue to Look Up’ for US Economy

‘Things Continue to Look Up’ for US Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Fed is carefully raising interest rates against a growing economic background that has cheered up conditions for the nation’s lenders, said Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic. After years of emergency-era monetary policy, Fed officials are “in an increasing-rate environment, […]

Monetary Policy is the Engine-of-Inflation

Monetary Policy is the Engine-of-Inflation

Monetary Policy is the Engine-of-Inflation $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Just 2 Friday’s ago, on January 26th The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) made its latest BEV Zero, new all-time high.  Then 9 trading days later on Thursday February 8th it broke below its BEV -10% line in a dramatic fashion. The BEV plot seen below begins at […]

Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged

Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged

Fed Leaves Rates Unchanged The Fed decided to leave rates unchanged, as expected, and noted that near-term risks to the economic outlook appear roughly balanced, but policymakers are keeping an eye on inflation, which has been slow to pick up despite a tightening of the labor market. Fed officials expect that, with further gradual adjustments […]

US Stocks Post Record Highs, as Trump Rally Extends

US Stocks Post Record Highs, as Trump Rally Extends

US Stocks Post Record Highs, as Trump Rally Extends $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX  All 4 major US stock market indices finished at new all-time highs The S&P 500 Index surged past the 2,700-mark Wednesday and other major indexes hit record intra-day highs as technology stocks climbed on indications of strong economic growth in the US […]

Top-Ranked US Economist Sees Strong Growth in 2018

Top-Ranked US Economist Sees Strong Growth in 2018

 US Economist Sees Strong Growth in 2018 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX A top-ranked US economist last year predicted that real US economic growth would reach 3% in Y 2017. “With a tax cut package finally passed by Congress, growth is likely to remain robust as we head into 2018,” Steven Stanley said. “The economy’s 2% […]

The Market Update for September

The Market Update for September

The Market Update for September $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $GLD, $SLV The Dow Jones (NYSEArca:DIA) made 7 new BEV Zeros (new all-time highs) in the past 3 weeks; it cannot make a decent correction if it continues doing that.  And that’s one thing this market needs to do – make a decent correction.  The Dow Jones […]

Fed Must See Higher Prices Before Another Rate Hike

Fed Must See Higher Prices Before Another Rate Hike

Fed Must See Higher Prices Before Another Rate Hike $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Federal Reserve should wait until there are clear signs that American paychecks and prices are rising before raising interest rates again, a Fed bank president and FOMC voter, said Monday, warning that moving too fast would be a policy “misstep.” Chicago […]

US Household Wealth Up $1.7-T, Another Record Under President Trump

US Household Wealth Up $1.7-T, Another Record Under President Trump

US Household Wealth Up $1.7-T, Another Record Under President Trump $SPY The wealth of US  households rose to $96.2-T in Q-2 of this year, as US stock prices hit record highs and home values continued to climb, a report by the Fed showed Thursday. That compares to a downwardly revised $94.5-T tally for household net […]

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