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 […]

Germany Cuts Growth Forecast for 2019

Germany Cuts Growth Forecast for 2019

The German government’s panel of independent economic advisers has slashed its growth forecast for this year and is now predicting that the German economy will grow by only 0.8%. In a regular update, the panel cut its Y 2019 forecast from the previous 1.5% and said growth may accelerate next year to 1.7%. The experts […]

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 […]

Slower Growth Does Not Signal a Recession

Slower Growth Does Not Signal a Recession

The US economy is doing great, there is no recession in sight Mohamed El-Erian argues that just because US economic growth appears to have eased that does not mean there is a recession ahead. “This concept that a slowdown in the U.S. means recession or means a financial crisis — that’s just wrong,” El-Erian, chief economic […]

MBH Corporation PLC (M8H.DU) Focus on Small Business for Big Success

MBH Corporation PLC (M8H.DU) Focus on Small Business for Big Success

MBH Corporation PLC (M8H.DU) Focus on Small Business for Big Success MBH will use the Agglomeration model to turn small business acquisitions in to a large successful company. For MBH to achieve its economic objectives, it will identify and acquire good, well run, profitable and debt free small businesses. Unlike traditional models, MBH are neither […]

Germany: DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) pullback likely to be short-term in nature

Germany: DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) pullback likely to be short-term in nature

Germany: DAX PERFORMANCE-INDEX (.GDAXI) pullback likely to be short-term in nature The DAX has been pulling back throughout the start of the week, with the price respecting trendline and the 200-day simple moving average (SMA) support this morning. The recent rebound comes from a long-term uptrend, raising the chance that we will see the beginning of a […]

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agree to a trade truce in their dinner meeting Saturday Deal includes no trade tariffs after 1 January 2019 US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, reached a trade war […]

Oktoberfest Opens in Munich

Oktoberfest Opens in Munich

 Oktoberfest Opens in Munich, Beer Flows Saturday, the 1st keg of beer has been tapped and the beer is flowing as the 185th Oktoberfest gets underway in Munich. Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap in the 1st keg Saturday with 2 blows of a hammer and the cry of “O’zapft is” — “it’s tapped.” As tradition […]

President Putin Talks ‘Tough’ to German Chancellor

President Putin Talks ‘Tough’ to German Chancellor

President Putin Talks ‘Tough’ to German Chancellor Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria, as well as Iran and a nat gas pipeline project during tough talks outside Berlin that ended with no clear-cut progress. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters no agreements were reached, but […]

Sell the German Rally

Sell the German Rally

Sell the German Rally Germany’s economy rebounded from a first-quarter slowdown to book 0.5 percent quarter-on-quarter growth between April and June, federal statistics authority Destatis said Tuesday in preliminary data but this looks like a misleading indicator. Analysts surveyed by data company Factset had predicted expansion would remain at the level seen between January and […]

US Sanctions on Russia to Stay in Place

US Sanctions on Russia to Stay in Place

US Sanctions on Russia to Stay in Place US sanctions on Russia will remain in place and unchanged for now, President Donald Trump said Monday, even after the Republican leader’s Summit with Vladimir Putin 2 weeks ago in Helsinki. “Sanctions on Russia will remain as is,” President Trump told reporters at the White House during […]

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Vs MercedesAMG at the German Grand Prix

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Vs MercedesAMG at the German Grand Prix

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Vettel Vs MercedesAMG at the German Grand Prix $RACE Sunday’s German GP at Hockenheim has Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) champion Sebastian Vettel pitted against MercedesAMG in the quest for F1 supremacy. Mr. Vettel, a German, leads the drivers’ championship by 8 points after victory over Lewis Hamilton at the British Grand Prix. Mr. Hamilton […]

President Trump Hammering NATO Allies Right ‘Off the Bat’

President Trump Hammering NATO Allies Right ‘Off the Bat’

President Trump Hammering NATO Allies Right ‘Off the Bat’ In a very forceful start to his NATO visit, US President Donald Trump declared Wednesday that a pipeline project has made Germany “totally controlled” by and “captive to Russia” and blasted NATO allies’ defense spending, opening what is expected to be a Summit with a list […]

President Trump Set to Destroy the Crumbling European Union

President Trump Set to Destroy the Crumbling European Union

President Trump Set to Destroy the Crumbling European Union Recently, US President Donald Trump proposed French President Emmanuel Macron leave the European Union, suggesting he would get a better bilateral trade deal for France in return European officials told reporters the President approached the subject during a private meeting at the White House with President Macron […]

Angela Merkel’s Government Crumpling, Ousting Looms

Angela Merkel’s Government Crumpling, Ousting Looms

Angela Merkel’s Government Crumpling, Ousting Looms A dispute in Angela Merkel’s coalition over migration policy has swiftly escalated into the biggest tests of her Chancellorship. The clash has opened a rift at the heart of her camp, between her Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and its CSU Bavarian sister party. How the conflict is resolved will […]

Socialist EU Cracked, Crumbling from Inside

Socialist EU Cracked, Crumbling from Inside

Socialist EU Cracked, Crumbling from Inside Europe has relied on the US for protection and economic support, and now The Trump Administration has sanctioned the single currency bloc for refusing to level playing field on trade and unfair trade practices Friday, US President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on European steel and aluminum, dismissing Europe’s pleas, […]

German Firms Aligning With US on Iran Nuclear Exit, Macron in the Cold

German Firms Aligning With US on Iran Nuclear Exit, Macron in the Cold

German Firms Aligning With US on Iran Nuclear Exit, Macron in the Cold $VLKAY, $SIEGY, $BASFY, $EADSY Just a bit ago US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell faced backlash for a tweet calling on German companies to cut ties with Iran, a new report says the nation’s countries are starting to cut ties after President Trump announced […]

Travel: Taking in Munich, Germany

Travel: Taking in Munich, Germany

Travel: Taking in Munich, Germany Munich’s combination of culture, history and hearty food makes it well worth a visit The Bavarian city of Munich has long held an allure with travellers the world over for its unique taste of German culture and tradition. But while the focus of many visitors may be the Oktoberfest celebrations, […]

France’s Macron Takes Europe’s Center Stage, Germany’s Merkel Stumbles

France’s Macron Takes Europe’s Center Stage, Germany’s Merkel Stumbles

France’s Macron Takes Europe’s Center Stage, Germany’s Merkel Stumbles He has a big head and bigger ideas French President Emmanuel Macron, 39 anni, looks like the best hope to salvage a unified Europe, as Britain drifts away and Germany get mired. The role of Knight in shining armor is one Macron relishes, whether he’s standing […]

Germany’s Merkel in ‘Political Trouble’ May Call New Elections

Germany’s Merkel in ‘Political Trouble’ May Call New Elections

Germany’s Merkel in ‘Political Trouble’ May Call New Elections German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would prefer to go ahead with new federal elections rather than try to form a minority government, as Europe’s most powerful leader weighs her options after the collapse of 4-party coalition talks late Sunday. Seeking her 4th term, Ms. Merkel […]

Thousands Head to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Thousands Head to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany

Thousands Head to Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany The bier is flowing at Munich’s fabled Oktoberfest. Mayor Dieter Reiter inserted the tap into the 1st keg Saturday with 2 blows of his hammer and the cry of “O’zapft is” — “It’s tapped.” About 6-M visitors are expected to travel to Munich for the 184th Oktoberfest, which […]

China Wants Peaceful Settlement of the NKorean Nuclear Issue

China Wants Peaceful Settlement of the NKorean Nuclear Issue

China Wants Peaceful Settlement of the NKorean Nuclear Issue China insists on settling the nuclear issue on the Korean Peninsula peacefully and hopes Germany will play an active role to this end, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Tuesday. In a phone conversation with Sigmar Gabriel, German Vice-chancellor and Foreign Minister, Wang said that thanks to […]

Orlando Style Islamic Terror Attack in German Nightclub

Orlando Style Islamic Terror Attack in German Nightclub

Orlando Style Islamic Terror Attack in German Nightclub Two people have been killed and three seriously injured after a gunman opened fire at a German nightclub. The gunman, who tried to flee, is among the dead after he was shot by police. The shooting took place in a nightclub called ‘Grey’ on Max-Stromeyer Strasse at […]

Muslim Refugees Rape Festival in Germany

Muslim Refugees Rape Festival in Germany

Muslim Refugees Rape Festival in Germany The violence occurred while residents of Schorndorf in the southern German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg celebrated the town’s weeklong fair, referred to as Volksfest (People’s Festival). Groups of between 30 and 50 Muslim Refugees were  seen acting aggressively throughout the town on Saturday, with eyewitnesses, cited by police, stating that […]

Germany, France Know They Must Maintain Good Relations With USA

Germany, France Know They Must Maintain Good Relations With USA

Germany, France Know They Must Maintain Good Relations With USA Maintaining healthy ties with President Donald Trump is a MUST despite clear differences of opinion, the leaders of France and Germany said Thursday following their Summit meeting. President Trump is in Paris, at President Emmanuel Macron’s invitation, to mark the centennial of the arrival of […]

Markets Bet for a Fed Rate Hike in December

Markets Bet for a Fed Rate Hike in December

Markets Bet on a Fed Rate Hike in December The FOMC mins showed a discussion of inflation with the current low figures being dismissed as being due to technical issues rather than underlying trends. In an environment where inflation is generally low, technical distortions assume a lot more importance. A 0.4% drop in consumer price […]

Germany Expects Violent Protests During G20 Summit

Germany Expects Violent Protests During G20 Summit

Germany Expects Violent Protests During G20 Summit Police expect an outbreak of violence as dozens of rallies, including one named “Welcome to Hell,” have been announced in Hamburg ahead of the G20 summit there. Left-wing radicals are vowing to “protest in all kinds of ways.” About 30 demonstrations are expected to be held in Hamburg […]

The European Union is Failing, Why?

The European Union is Failing, Why?

The European Union is Failing, Why? What will the future of the European Union be?  Bruce Thornton projects a solution to their future that lies in the EU showing greater respect for the diversity of cultures of its member states. He states, “The challenge facing Europe today is not just reforming its economies or crafting saner immigration […]

Germany “Up in Arms” About Proposed US Russian Sanctions

Germany “Up in Arms” About Proposed US Russian Sanctions

Germany “Up in Arms” About Proposed US Russian Sanctions Friday, Germany threatened to retaliate against the United States if new sanctions on Russia being proposed by the US Senate penalize German firms. The Senate bill, approved Thursday 98-2, includes new sanctions against Russia and Iran. And it foresees punitive measures against entities that provide material […]

President Trump Ended Mr. Hussein Obama’s ‘War on America Business’

President Trump Ended Mr. Hussein Obama’s ‘War on America Business’

President Trump Ended Mr. Hussein Obama’s ‘War on America Business’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ The record highs marked in the US stock market at the end of last week is America’s “seal of approval” for President Donald Trump’s pulling out out of the Paris accord, as wars on business and fossil fuels come to an end, […]

Germany is Already Feeling the Pain of President Trump’s Rebuke

Germany is Already Feeling the Pain of President Trump’s Rebuke

Germany is Already Feeling the Pain of President Trump’s Rebuke A funny thing, the Merkel/Hussein Obama Berlin rally was an arrogant mistake on their part. Germany a nation rebuilt by American taxpayers Monday is railing against US President Donald Trump, slamming his “short-sighted” policies that have “weakened the West” and hurt European interests worldwide. The […]

President Trump Plans to Exit the Paris Accord on Climate Change

President Trump Plans to Exit the Paris Accord on Climate Change

President Trump Plans to Exit the Paris Accord on Climate Change Late Saturday, US President Donald Trump has told “Confidants,” including the head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Scott Pruitt, that he plans to leave a landmark international agreement on climate change. President Trump said in a Twitter post he would make a decision […]

NATO Countries Paying Up after President Trump’s Public Scolding

NATO Countries Paying Up after President Trump’s Public Scolding

NATO Countries Paying Up after President Trump’s Public Scolding President Donald Trump Saturday tweeted that NATO member states have “agreed to step up payments considerably” and that “money is beginning to pour in” after his speech on Thursday scolding the nations’ leaders in Brussels.  Follow Donald J. Trump ✔@realDonaldTrump Many NATO countries have agreed to […]

The Energy Infrastructure Needed to Power Devices We Depend on is Massive

The Energy Infrastructure Needed to Power Devices We Depend on is Massive

The Energy Infrastructure Needed to Power Devices We Depend on is Massive $URA, $GE, $HTHIY, $UUUU, $SYHBF Human behavior is often influenced by new technologies. Go to a local mall or sit on subway car and see how many people are glued to their cellphones and tablets. Certainly advances in technology have, in many cases, […]

Angela Merkel, “… Islam is not the cause of Terrorism”

Angela Merkel, “… Islam is not the cause of Terrorism”

Angela Merkel, “Europe must take in more Muslim migrants, Islam is not the cause of Terrorism” Everyone is so confident that that is the case, except the terrorists themselves, who are just as confident that their inspiration and impetus comes entirely from Islam. Few people in the West seems particularly troubled by this cognitive dissonance. […]

Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Backs Patient Rx’s

Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Backs Patient Rx’s

Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Said to Backs Patient Rx’s German lawmakers have approved legislation that will allow some patients to get Cannabis as a Rx-only medication. Parliament’s lower house passed the bill unanimously last Thursday. The vote clears the way for the law to take effect in March. Germany’s Health Minister Hermann Groehe stressed the […]

Angela Merkel’s Policies Exposed Germany to ISIS Terrorism

Angela Merkel’s Policies Exposed Germany to ISIS Terrorism

Angela Merkel’s Policies Exposed Germany to ISIS Terrorism US President Elect Donald Trump Tweeted today there were terror attacks in Turkey, Switzerland and Germany, and it is only getting worse. The civilized world must change thinking! German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s welcoming policy on Syrian refugees “exposed” Germany to terror attacks like Monday’s which killed 8 […]

US, EU Free Trade (TTIP) Talks Have Failed

US, EU Free Trade (TTIP) Talks Have Failed

US, EU Free Trade  (TTIP) Talks Have Failed Germany’s Economic Minister says free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed. Negotiations on the so-called Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP, have made little progress in recent years. Sigmar Gabriel, who is also Germany’s Vice Chancellor, said Sunday that “in […]

There is ‘Gloom & Doom’ in the Eurozone Business Sector

There is ‘Gloom & Doom’ in the Eurozone Business Sector

There is ‘Gloom & Doom’ in the Eurozone Business Sector While the Eurozone economy has proved resilient to multiple uncertainties such as Brexit, Key business surveys in Europe’s 2 biggest economies, Germany and France has poured a bucket of cold water on the rising optimism. The Ifo Business Climate Index, which is a highly-regarded early […]

F1: German Grand Prix, Free Practice Results

F1: German Grand Prix, Free Practice Results

F1: German Grand Prix, Free Practice Results  $RACE The free practice results (2) for Round 12 of the 2016 Formula 1 World Championship, the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim Full free practice results (2) 1. Nico Rosberg GER Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 15.614s 2. Lewis Hamilton GBR Mercedes-Mercedes 1m 16.008s 3. Sebastian Vettel GER Ferrari-Ferrari 1m 16.208s […]

F1: German Grand Prix Preview Start Time, TV, Weather and Schedule

F1: German Grand Prix Preview Start Time, TV, Weather and Schedule

F1: German Grand Prix Preview Start Time, TV, Weather and Schedule $RACE The German Grand Prix is back. Hockenheim, Germany hosts the 12 race of the season Sunday. The German race marks the end of the 1st half of the season, and the beginning of the 4-week Summer break. Lewis Hamilton leads the championship for the […]