National Mandate for a Big GOP Victory in November, Brings Overseas Investors to US

National Mandate for a Big GOP Victory in November, Brings Overseas Investors to US

National Mandate for a Big GOP Victory in November, Brings Overseas Investors to US $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The 2018 midterm elections only 17 days away, + the political and earnings seasons are in full swing with the S&P 500 numbers coming in higher that expected with 20% of the member reported. The Big […]

This is All You Need to Know About Bitcoin and Blockchain

This is All You Need to Know About Bitcoin and Blockchain

This is All You Need to Know About Bitcoin and Blockchain $BTCUSD, $BLCN  Bitcoin and the alternative cryptocurrencies, aka altcoins, are cryptic to say the least. Some people consider bitcoin a currency, others an investment and still others a store of value. Even government agencies cannot agree on what bitcoin really is. The IRS treats it […]

American’s Taxes Should the Dems Take the Congress This November

American’s Taxes Should the Dems Take the Congress This November

American’s Taxes Should the Dems Take the Congress This November Republicans will make the historic Trump tax overhaul that slashed taxes 1 of their Key campaign selling points ahead of November elections. Democrats on the other hand are talking about how they want to undo it. In their bid to retake control of Congress, many […]

Where is the ‘420’ Money Coming from Elon?

Where is the ‘420’ Money Coming from Elon?

Where is the ‘420’ Money Coming from Elon? $TSLA Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk still has not said where the Money to take Tesla private at ‘420’ would come from. Tuesday, Elon Musk did not just say he was considering taking Tesla private Tuesday. He said the funding to do so was “secured.” No one knows […]

Most Investors Pick Stock Funds as Best Long-Term Investment

Most Investors Pick Stock Funds as Best Long-Term Investment

Most Investors Pick Stock Funds as Best Long-Term Investment $SPY Investors have selected stock index or mutual funds over 5 other investments as the best for the long term results, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism survey. Real estate and individual stocks are a distant second. Fully 54% of investors choose […]

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. […]

Investors are Pouring Money into Stock Funds

Investors are Pouring Money into Stock Funds

Investors are Pouring Money into Stock Funds $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investors poured money into US ETFs (stock exchange-traded funds) during the latest week, restoring  a Key pillar of support for markets, data from the Investment Company Institute showed. US-based equity ETFs collected $11.2-B during the week through 16 May, according to the ICI trade group, the […]

Bitcoin, Using it as Money to Buy Stuff

Bitcoin, Using it as Money to Buy Stuff

Bitcoin, Using it as Money to Buy Stuff $BTCUSD, $SQ, $MSFT, $EXPE, $DISH, $ETSY Bitcoin is an investment asset, and it is also ‘Money’. And businesses that accepts Bitcoin payments are becoming closer to the mainstream you than you may think. Most people that I talk to look at cryptocurrencies an investment, a tradable asset, a […]

Abu Dhabi to Combine Sovereign Wealth Funds Creating $250-B ‘Behemoth’

Abu Dhabi to Combine Sovereign Wealth Funds Creating $250-B ‘Behemoth’

Abu Dhabi to Combine Sovereign Wealth Funds Creating $250-B ‘Behemoth’ Together Mubadala and Abu Dhabi Investment Council will be the world’s 11th largest sovereign wealth fund. The UAE emirate of Abu Dhabi is to combine two of its largest sovereign funds to create a behemoth with estimated assets of nearly $250-B. UAE President and Abu […]

Bitcoin, How to Get to Yes Safely…

Bitcoin, How to Get to Yes Safely…

Bitcoin, How to Get to Yes Safely… $BTCUSD This week a Top division chief at the SEC outlined the commission’s concerns about the volatile-trading for cryptocurrency investments in a letter to 2 trade groups representing fund managers who have proffered a wide range of proposals for funds holding Bitcoin or related assets. The SEC’s division […]

Fine Arts Investing in 2018 and Beyond

Fine Arts Investing in 2018 and Beyond

Fine Arts Investing in 2018 and Beyond $BAC, $SCHW Global managed money, US hedge funds and some of the world’s biggest banks have embraced the predictive properties of machine learning to spot patterns and guide their investment decisions. Could this branch of AI (artificial intelligence) be used to divine the vagaries of the fines arts […]

1 Year Into Trump Presidency, Investment Funds Show Strong Growth

1 Year Into Trump Presidency, Investment Funds Show Strong Growth

1 Year Into Trump Presidency, Investment Funds Show Strong Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Assets managed by US-based funds have grown substantially, led by equity funds, since Donald Trump won the US Presidency 1 year ago. Though financial markets have been broadly skeptical about the ability of The Trump Presidency to pass significant political reforms […]

Bitcoin Futures Could Open the Way Into Crypto Markets

Bitcoin Futures Could Open the Way Into Crypto Markets

Bitcoin Futures Could Open the Way Into Crypto Markets $BTCUSD Bitcoin is spiking to a record after CME Group Inc.(NASDAQ:CME) said it’s planning to launch Bitcoin futures as the move could open the way for investors who have been standing on the sidelines as Bitcoin soared over 500% YTD. The cryptocurrency marked a high at […]

Morningstar’s Fund Ratings are a Failure at Predicting Winners

Morningstar’s Fund Ratings are a Failure at Predicting Winners

Morningstar’s Fund Ratings are a Failure at Predicting Winners $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Those 5 Star ratings are meaningless predictors of future performance. Heffernan Capital Management does not buy or rely on any data published by Morningstar Morningstar Inc. a US publisher of mutual fund ratings that investors use to decide which investments to make, does […]

Soros Lost His “War” on America, Has Moved On to Destroy Israel

Soros Lost His “War” on America, Has Moved On to Destroy Israel

Soros Lost His “War” on America, Has Moved On to Destroy Israel The billionaire’s news agenda is to destroy the Jewish state The recent hack of George Soros’ “charitable” giving revealed nothing new. The man who told journalist Steve Kroft in a televised interview that roaming the streets of Budapest with his faux godfather to confiscate the […]

Macquarie Group Australia’s leading investment bank Unfulfilled

Macquarie Group Australia’s leading investment bank Unfulfilled

Macquarie Group, Australia’s leading investment bank, has a hole to fill. In the years after the global financial crisis, the bank’s Corporate and Asset Finance (CAF) unit – an opaque business analysts call a “black box” – accounted for almost a third of Macquarie’s earnings, driving growth fueled by a A$33 billion ($26.18 billion)-plus bet […]

A Falling Stock Market, A Easing USD That Brings Us Back to Gold

A Falling Stock Market, A Easing USD That Brings Us Back to Gold

A Falling Stock Market, A Easing USD: That Brings Us Back to Gold $GLD, $SLV, $ABX, $GG, $EXCFF, $WPM As the USD falls from the Fed’s continuation of loose money policies, it will lift up Gold prices to unprecedented highs. Plus, recessions are a great environment for Gold During the last 2 recessions, Gold prices […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Up on the Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Up on the Week $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture grains futures finishes higher on the week which ended 13 April, mostly on fund Short-covering and wet weather. Corn ended 11 cents higher weekly, settling at the highest mark since early March. Fund short covering was featured, and […]

President Donald Trump, GOP Congress Post a Pro-Live Victory

President Donald Trump, GOP Congress Post a Pro-Live Victory

President Donald Trump, GOP Congress Post a Pro-Live Victory President Trump signs resolution allowing states to block family planning funds Thursday President Trump signed a resolution that will allow US states to restrict how federal funds for contraception and reproductive health are spent, a move cheered by anti-abortion campaigners. “This is a major pro-life victory,” […]

Home on The Street. Retail Investors Come Off of the Sidelines

Home on The Street. Retail Investors Come Off of the Sidelines

Home on The Street, Retail Investors Come Off of the Sidelines $SPY Retail investors plowed more cash into the markets last week, delivering US-based taxable-bond and international stock funds their 14th week running of inflows, the data showed Wednesday. Stock mutual funds and ETF’s (exchange-traded funds) netted $9.1-B during the week ended 8 March 8, […]

ETFs Beating Hedge Funds W/O High Fees

ETFs Beating Hedge Funds W/O High Fees

ETFs Beating Hedge Funds W/O High Fees Jack Bogle, the founder of low-cost fund pioneer Vanguard Group, says investors are taking notice of the wide difference between inexpensively managed ETFs (exchange-traded funds) and hedge funds with high fees and slim returns. “There is deep disenchantment with hedge funds among large investors,” he said at the […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finish Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finish Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture grains futures finished higher Tuesday with corn futures rising about 3%. Wheat and Soybean futures were also higher. Investment by commodity funds at the end of the month and ahead of the US planting season added support, agriculture analysts said. The […]

Investors Seek Safe Haven from Currency “Pain” in Gold

Investors Seek Safe Haven from Currency “Pain” in Gold

Investors Seek Safe Haven from Currency “Pain” in Gold $GLD, $EUR, $JPY, $GBP The other side of declines in the EUR, JPY and GBP in recent months has been a massive increase in gold buying as investors in Asia and Europe try to protect their wealth. The hunger for bullion is so strong that purchases […]

The Quest for Good ‘Large Cap’ Stocks in a Record High Bull Market

The Quest for Good ‘Large Cap’ Stocks in a Record High Bull Market

The Quest for Good ‘Large Cap’ Stocks in a Record High Bull Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $AAPL, $WMT, $FB Large cap refers to large market capitalization. “Large Cap” is a term used by the investment community. Cap size has changed over time, so it is important to take scaling into consideration. What was considered a […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Friday $CORN,  $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture grains futures finished lower Friday, as traders liquidated long positions ahead of a US holiday weekend, and following a fund-driven rally seen as lacking fundamental drivers The most active Corn contract for March delivery fell 5.25 cents, or 1.41%, to […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture grains futures finished lower Thursday, retreating from early strength on profit-taking after each market set multi-month highs. The most active Corn contract for March delivery fell 5.25 cents, or 1.39%, to 3.735 bu. March Wheat delivery fell 7 cents, or 1.54%, […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture grains futures finished mixed Monday with wheat futures rallying for the 5th day running as investment funds continue to add the grain to their portfolio despite ample global supplies. Corn futures also firmed on a technical bounce and signs of strong […]

California’s Risks Federal Funds Declaring it a “Sanctuary State”

California’s Risks Federal Funds Declaring it a “Sanctuary State”

California’s Risks Federal Funds Declaring it a “Sanctuary State” US President Donald Trump said he will consider pulling federal funds from California if it follows up on its threat to become a “Sanctuary State” but says he would  rather not be forced to take such a drastic measure. “I think it’s ridiculous, sanctuary cities,” President Trump […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOYB, $CORN, $WEAT Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) grains futures settle mixed Wednesday with Soybean futures rising for 4th session running, notching a six-month high on worries that recent heavy rains could damage crops in Argentina. The most active Corn contract for March delivery fell 0.5 cents, or 0.14%, to […]

The Case of Hillary and The Clinton Foundation

The Case of Hillary and The Clinton Foundation

The Case of Hillary and The Clinton Foundation Hillary Clinton’s real problem is the Clinton Foundation, as the ClintonFoundation is under investigation by the FBI. Congressional inquiries on the function of The Foundation, and whether it engaged in so called “pay-to-play” transactions in which donors to the foundation received preferential access to Hillary Clinton’s state […]

Malaysian Financial Scandal Surrounds Leo DiCaprio

Malaysian Financial Scandal Surrounds Leo DiCaprio

Malaysian Financial Scandal Surrounds Leo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio says he’s awaiting direction from the US Justice Department (DOJ) regarding any ill-gotten funds that may have supported his environmental foundation or Y 2013 film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” The award winning actor released a statement through his representatives Tuesday saying he will return any gifts […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher Friday $SOYB, $CORN, $WEAT Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) grains futures finished  higher Friday, with Soybean futures rising led by a surge in Soyoil tied to firm domestic cash values and rising global vegetable oil prices The most active Corn contract for December delivery rose 4.75 cents, or 1.36%, to […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $SOYB, $WEAT Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) grains futures finished mixed Monday, with Corn and Soybean futures rising, and Wheat declining after Friday’s quarterly grain stockpiles report. The most active Corn contract for December delivery rose 9.25 cents, or 2.75%, to 3.46 bu. December Wheat delivery dropped 6.5 cents, […]

Actively Managed US Mutual Funds Fail to Preform, “it is Embarrassing”

Actively Managed US Mutual Funds Fail to Preform, “it is Embarrassing”

Actively Managed US Mutual Funds Fail to Preform, “it is Embarrassing” $SPY, $IWM A respected semi-Annual survey has revealed that 90% of actively managed equity funds failed to beat their benchmark indexes. The data is sure to put more focus on an argument which has divided Wall Street into “active” and “passive” investment-strategy advocates. The […]

Jeffrey Gundlach, “This is a Big, Big Moment”

Jeffrey Gundlach, “This is a Big, Big Moment”

Jeffrey Gundlach, “This is a Big, Big Moment” Last Thursday DoubleLine Capital’s CIO Jeffrey Gundlach, 56 anni, said it is time for fixed-income investors to prepare for rising interest rates and higher inflation by reducing their positions, moving money into cash and protecting against volatility. “This is a Big, Big Moment,” Mr. Gundlach said during […]

VC Investors are Emerging from the GCC

VC Investors are Emerging from the GCC

VC Investors are Emerging from the GCC Arab Angel Fund founder Kyle Hendrick explores how Gulf investors can make the most of the United States’ tech start-up scene  In cafes and conference rooms across the world’s leading and emerging technology capitals, it is not uncommon to hear the same conversation-starter. Members of the investment community […]

Crowdfunding for the Benefit of the Public

Crowdfunding for the Benefit of the Public

Crowdfunding for the Benefit of the Public Crowdfunding platforms offer a rich vein of inquiry about the implications of digital infrastructure for civil society. Since their early development in the creative arts during the mid-2000s, these online systems for funding projects via smallcontributions from many peoplehave grown in number and reach. The best-known examples in […]

The World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds

The World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds

The World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Funds In the midst of collapsing Crude Oil prices, Oil-funded sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) are under pressure to liquidate assets, according to political risk advisory firm GeoEconomica. There was roughly a 20% fall over the past year in the deposits and reserves stored in the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency (SAMA) […]

Bear Market “Radar” on High Alert

Bear Market “Radar” on High Alert

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

Barack Hussein Obama is a Politically Correct “Nutter”

Barack Hussein Obama is a Politically Correct “Nutter”

Barack Hussein Obama is a Politically Correct “Nutter” The Obama administration transgender toilet directive is politically correct madness. Friday, Mr. Obama issued a decree to every public school in America demanding that they change their public toilet policies, demanding that every public school now allow grown men and boys into little girls rest room. This […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Corn extended losses Wednesday, while Wheat and Soybean rebounded slightly on technical buying. The most active Corn contract for July delivery fell 3 cents, or 0.79%, to close at 3.7675 bu. July Wheat delivery added 0.5 cents, or 0.11%, to close at […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Corn and Wheat finished higher Monday, Soybean fell on profit taking to open this week. The most active Corn contract for May delivery added 2.50 cents, or 0.66%, to close at 3.81 bu. May Wheat delivery advanced 13 cents, or 2.83%, to […]