President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods

President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods

President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods $AAPL, $FIT Monday after the stock market closed, USPresident Trump President Donald Trump said he will impose 10% tariffs on about $200-B worth of Chinese imports, but he spared smart watches from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) and other consumer products such as bicycle helmets and baby car […]

President Trump’s Chinese Tariff Announcement Dampen Sentiment

President Trump’s Chinese Tariff Announcement Dampen Sentiment

President Trump’s Chinese Tariff Announcement Dampen Sentiment $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street dipped Monday, with tech shares leading the retreat, as investors prepared for another tranche of US tariffs on Chinese goods. This latest round of tariffs is expected to slap a duty of around 10% on $200-B worth of Chinese goods. Beijing […]

The Trump Tax Cut Driving Strong Business Investment

The Trump Tax Cut Driving Strong Business Investment

The Trump Tax Cut Driving Strong Business Investment Shipments of core capital goods rose 0.9% last month after an upwardly revised 0.9% gainer in June. US economy is growing at a 4.6% annualized rate in the third quarter following the government’s data on new-home sales and costs, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed […]

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 […]

China’s Trade Grows in June Despite Dust-up with US

China’s Trade Grows in June Despite Dust-up with US

China’s Trade Grows in June Despite Dust-up with US $ZTCOF ZTE Corp (OTCMKT:ZTCOF), China’s 2nd-largest telecommunications equipment maker to resume business. China’s trade grew by 2X digits in June despite mounting tensions with the US but the government warned it will face “rising instabilities and uncertainties.” Customs data Friday showed exports rose 11.3% over a […]

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Now, with 6 months of wrangling over trade tariffs with the United States has wiped out 22% and counting of China’s stock market value and driven its currency down sharply. Those moves are just the beginning on what may be coming. Shanghai’s benchmark […]

President Trump Staking US Trade Position Vs China and the World

President Trump Staking US Trade Position Vs China and the World

President Trump Staking US Trade Position Vs China and the World The US trade figures for February that were released this week and showed a widening deficit. President Donald Trump’s policies over the past year have been calculated to increase the size of the US trade and current account deficits. One could easily say that the […]

The Trump Effect: Global Growth, USD, Drive Durable Goods Orders Up

The Trump Effect: Global Growth, USD, Drive Durable Goods Orders Up

The Trump Effect: Global Growth, USD, Drive Durable Goods Orders Up Orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rose 2.9% in December, the fastest pace since June and another sign of strength for American industry under President Trump’s policies, the Commerce Department said Friday. Orders were lifted by a 15.9% spike in demand for civilian aircraft and […]

Our Elegant First Lady, Melania Trump, Driving Sales of Luxury Goods

Our Elegant First Lady, Melania Trump, Driving Sales of Luxury Goods

Our Elegant First Lady, Melania Trump, Driving Sales of Luxury Goods US First Lady Melania Trump has reopened style, elegance and luxury world over at the weekend G7 Summit of wealthy nations in Italy.  There the First Lady was dressed in the most exclusive haute couture that come from the highest level of 1-off hand […]

Hermes (HRMS:PA) Record Profits Signal Recovery in Luxury Sector

Hermes (HRMS:PA) Record Profits Signal Recovery in Luxury Sector

Hermes (HRMS:PA) Record Profits Signal Recovery in Luxury Sector French luxury goods group Hermes (HRMS.PA) said it started this year on a solid ground after announcing record Y 2016 profits Wednesday, providing further evidence of a broader recovery in the luxury goods industry. Hermes, known for its $10,000 Birkin bags and $400 printed silk scarves, […]

Dubai Expo 2020 to Allocate $1.36-B of Contracts to SMEs

Dubai Expo 2020 to Allocate $1.36-B of Contracts to SMEs

Dubai Expo 2020 to Allocate $1.36-B of Contracts to SMEs Opportunities for SME participation extend beyond the physical expo site and six-month duration of the event, according to Expo 2020 Dubai has announced that 20% of direct and indirect spending on the Expo 2020 event will be allocated to small and medium enterprises. Under the […]

M-Commerce is “Retail in Your Pocket”

M-Commerce is “Retail in Your Pocket”

M-Commerce is “Retail in Your Pocket” $WMT, $BAC Back in Y 1997 at the launch of the Global Mobile Commerce Forum, Kevin Duffey coined the phrase ‘Mobile Commerce” meaning “the delivery of electronic commerce capabilities directly into the consumer’s hand (pocket), anywhere, via wireless technology.” I took that to mean a retail outlet in your consumer’s pocket. […]

US Consumer Spending, Residential Investment Driving a Weak Economy

US Consumer Spending, Residential Investment Driving a Weak Economy

US Consumer Spending, Residential Investment Driving a Weak Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The demand side of the US GDP accounts shows that the nations economic engine has 6 cylinders, they are: consumer spending residential investment capital spending inventories net exports government spending. In recent Quarters, it seems like most of the US economy’s power […]

Philippines Seeing Strong Domestic Demand

Philippines Seeing Strong Domestic Demand

Philippines Seeing Strong Domestic Demand Continued demand for capital and consumer goods drove imports growth of 11.7% in March this year, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said this week. The agency reported that imports reached US$6.4-B from 5.7-B in the same frame last year. “This is on account of higher purchases of capital […]

PETA’s Protest, Buy Shares In Luxury Goods Makers

PETA’s Protest, Buy Shares In Luxury Goods Makers

PETA’s Protest, Buy Shares In Luxury Goods Makers $PRDSY, $LVMUY PETA is officially Prada’s (OTCMKT:PRDSY) latest shareholder and they are already pushing for some big changes. The US animal rights organization, also known as People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is staging a series of protests against the luxury brand’s use of fur, saying […]