US Gasoline Prices Up, Inflation Rising

US Gasoline Prices Up, Inflation Rising

US Gasoline Prices Up, Inflation Rising $UGA, $USO US consumer prices rose less than expected in August as increases in gasoline and rents were offset by declines in healthcare and apparel costs, and underlying inflation pressures also appeared to be slowing. The US Labor Department said on Thursday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.2% last month after […]

Hurricane Florence Driving Crude Oil and Gasoline Higher

Hurricane Florence Driving Crude Oil and Gasoline Higher

Hurricane Florence Driving Crude Oil and Gasoline Higher $USO, $OIL, $UGA Crude Oil and Gasoline posted the biggest gainers since late June as Hurricane Florence threatened US East Coast fuel markets and sanctions began crimping Iranian Crude Oil exports. Crude Oil futures in New York climbed 2.5%, while gasoline futures popped higher by 2.8% Tuesday. […]

US Producer Price Index Flat, Restraining Inflation Fears

US Producer Price Index Flat, Restraining Inflation Fears

US Producer Price Index Flat, Restraining Inflation Fears $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US wholesale prices were unchanged in July after 2 months of increases, indicating inflation pressures have softened a bit. Thursday, the Labor Department said that the PPI (producer price index) which measures price changes before they reach the consumer increased 3.3% last month […]

President Trump Shreds Hussein Obama Fuel Mileage Regulation

President Trump Shreds Hussein Obama Fuel Mileage Regulation

President Trump Shreds Hussein Obama Fuel Mileage Regulation $UGA, $USO The Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly proposed  Thursday to cap fuel economy requirements at a fleet average of 37 mpg starting in Y 2020. Under the Hussein Obama plan, the fleet-wide fuel economy would have risen to 47 mpg by […]

President Trump, “Oil Prices are too high, Not good”

President Trump, “Oil Prices are too high, Not good”

President Trump, “Oil Prices are too high, Not good” $USO, $OIL, $UGA “An SPR release would have a psych impact on the market. It may not translate into lower gasoline prices, but it would immediately bring down Crude Oil prices until the market adjusts” The Trump Administration is considering tapping into the nation’s emergency supply […]

US Stocks Finish Flat to Unchanged Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

US Stocks Finish Flat to Unchanged Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend

US Stocks Finish Flat to Unchanged Ahead of Memorial Day Weekend $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer sentiment according to a University of Michigan (MSI) report Friday. Consumers anticipated income gains of 1.6%, down from 2.2% in April and 2% last year 51% expected the jobless rate to stabilize at current 18-year lows Inflation rate […]

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Economic Growth and Investment The latest industrial production report was much better than expected and positive on multiple levels. Overall production was up 1.1% while the manufacturing component was up 1.2%. Probably more importantly, the improvement in manufacturing was centered on business […]

Californians Fleeing Jerry Brown’s Sanctuary State

Californians Fleeing Jerry Brown’s Sanctuary State

Californians Fleeing Jerry Brown’s Sanctuary State California is a Key battleground state on the issues of immigration reform and protecting illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities. The state’s progressive Democratic Governor Jerry Brown has approved a law that prevents police from inquiring about immigration status and curtails law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration officers. The Golden […]

US Crude Oil Production Tops 10-M BPD

US Crude Oil Production Tops 10-M BPD

US Crude Oil Production Tops 10-M BPD $USO US Crude Oil stocks rose more than expected last week, while gasoline and distillate inventories fell, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said Wednesday. US Crude Oil production rose 384,000 BPD in November to 10.038-BPD, the Energy Information Administration said in a monthly report Wednesday. The level was just […]

President Trumps Infrastructure Plan Shaping Up

President Trumps Infrastructure Plan Shaping Up

President Trumps Infrastructure Plan Shaping Up Jobs, Jobs, Jobs The Trump Administration is finalizing its long-awaited infrastructure plan, which pushes most of the financing of projects to private investment and state and local taxpayers. President Trump, who spoke of improving US infrastructure during his Y 2016 campaign, may preview the plan in his 30 January […]

This is a Strong  Start for The Trump Economy

This is a Strong  Start for The Trump Economy

This is a Strong  Start for The Trump Economy Beginning last Spring, US GDP has averaged about 3%, that is much stronger than either during the Bush (43) or Hussein Obama (45) Presidencies. This Winter, consumers are likely to pull back some and pay off credit-card balances accumulated during the holiday shopping season. Then, with […]

Inflation is Back, Meaning Growth is Back

Inflation is Back, Meaning Growth is Back

Inflation is Back, Meaning Growth is Back $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Underlying US consumer prices increased in October on the back of a pickup in rents and healthcare costs, bolstering the view that a recent dis-inflationary trend worrying the Fed probably had ended. The rise in the consumer price index, excluding the volatile food and […]

US Fuel Economy Standards Unrealistic

US Fuel Economy Standards Unrealistic

US Fuel Economy Standards Unrealistic $F, $GM, $TM, $FCAU, $VLKAY, $HMC The Trump administration is continuing its efforts to roll back Obama-Era regulations, and the Clean Power Plan may be next. The signature plan under former President Barack Hussein Obama was finalized in Y 2015 as part of ongoing efforts to fight climate change. The rule required […]

US Market’s Finished Flat to Unchanged, Harvey the Focus

US Market’s Finished Flat to Unchanged, Harvey the Focus

US Market’s Finished Flat to Unchanged, Harvey the Focus $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 and DJIA finished flat to unchanged Monday, with energy and bank shares lower as Tropical Storm Harvey crippled the US energy hub in Texas. Harvey, the most powerful hurricane to strike the US state in more than 50 years […]

Doubt Cast on Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Production Capabilities

Doubt Cast on Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Production Capabilities

Doubt Cast on Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Production Capabilities $TSLA, $AXL, $F, $GM, $MGA, $DLPH, $BWA, $RACE The world’s top auto-parts suppliers do not buy the enthusiasm about the EV hyped by Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) hypemeister CEO Elon Musk. Executives at 5 of the 25 biggest suppliers to automakers in North America have all downplayed this month expectations […]

Top 10 Countries with the Cheapest and Most Expensive Gasoline Prices

Top 10 Countries with the Cheapest and Most Expensive Gasoline Prices

Top 10 Countries with the Cheapest and Most Expensive Gasoline Prices The price of Crude Oil has remain volatile in recent months, even as the supply glut continues amidst stagnating demand. Although the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) along with other major Crude Oil producers agreed to maintain output cuts until early next year, […]

Consumer Confidence Dims on Economy

Consumer Confidence Dims on Economy

Consumer Confidence Dims on Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Consumer confidence slid in July from the prior month on dimmer views of the US economy’s prospects and lingering concerns among higher-income earners about global market conditions. The University of Michigan said Friday that its final index of sentiment (MSI) declined to 90 this month from […]

“Zero Emissions” from Electric Vehicles is Bunk

“Zero Emissions” from Electric Vehicles is Bunk

“Zero Emissions” from Electric Vehicles is Bunk $TSLA Electric vehicles (EV) are seen by many as the harbinger of an environmentally Neutral future. Industry as assure consumers of “Zero Emissions,” and US President Barack Hussein Obama promised a 1-M on the road by Y 2015. Another, failed promise from the “Hopemiester” as less than 450-K […]

People are Asking, “Are Electric Cars the Future of Motoring?”

People are Asking, “Are Electric Cars the Future of Motoring?”

People are Asking, “Are Electric Cars the Future of Motoring?” $GM, $TSLA, $DDAIF, $BMW:DE, $POAHY Not too long EV’s (electric vehicles) were a rarity on the road and the track, and dream of hardcore environmentalists. That seems to be changing now and consumers are to believe the media hyperbole and some industry experts, EV’s will […]

Wednesday’s Outlook for WTI & Brent Crude Oil

Wednesday’s Outlook for WTI & Brent Crude Oil

Wednesday’s Outlook for WTI & Brent Crude Oil $USO, $OIL Tuesday, Wall Street saw a choppy day, warring between weaker US macro-economic data and firm energy prices. Despite falling early in the day, both DJIA and S&P 500 indices marked gains at the end of the day, adding +0.07% and +0.19% respectively, but the NAS […]