Fed Will Keep Monetary “Accommodative”

Fed Will Keep Monetary “Accommodative”

Sluggish inflation gives the Federal Reserve the leeway to keep borrowing costs low and help draw more workers into the labor market, San Francisco Fed Bank President Mary Daly said Saturday. “We’re lucky right now,” Ms. Daly said at University of California, Berkeley’s Clausen Center’s conference on global economic issues. “We can keep the policy […]

Trade is the Key Issue…

Trade is the Key Issue…

The 2 biggest players in the US economy will take the stage this week, as President Trump and Fed Chairman Powell speak amid signs the nation’s trade war with China may be thawing. President Trump will deliver a speech at the Economic Club of New York Tuesday, with investors hoping he sheds light on a […]

China Commentary: Growth and Prosperity Attract Chinese Expats to Return Home

China Commentary: Growth and Prosperity Attract Chinese Expats to Return Home

The provincial capital Fuzhou, which administers coastal Fuqing, Changle and Lianjiang, has a centuries-old seafaring tradition. Over the centuries, Fujian merchants sailed around the world with tea and porcelain. Impoverished fishermen braved perilous currents in rickety junks to settle the islands in Southeast Asia and beyond. Many to the US, to start small businesses where […]

The Lagarde Era at the ECB Begins

The Lagarde Era at the ECB Begins

The Christine Lagarde-era at the European Central Bank (ECB) is underway and the new President gets her 1st chance to frame her outlook for the economy and monetary policy publicly Monday. Ms. Lagarde, who took the mantle on 1 November from Mario Draghi, will speak in Berlin at a time when policy makers at the […]

Soho House Raises $100-M to Expand Its Members’ Club Around the World (Video)

Soho House Raises $100-M to Expand Its Members’ Club Around the World (Video)

Billionaire Ron Burkle’s Soho House group hit a $2-B valuation after raising $100-M from new investors to fund 2Xing the size of its chain of hotels and private members’ clubs around the world. The valuation marks a solid return on the investment for Ron Burkle’s investment fund Yucaipa which took a majority stake in the elite hospitality […]

Wall St. First Half Profits Jumped, Best Start in a Decade, Uncertainties Obscure Second Half

Wall St. First Half Profits Jumped, Best Start in a Decade, Uncertainties Obscure Second Half

Pretax profits in the securities industry reached $15.1 billion in the first six months of 2019, an 11 percent increase over the same period last year, and the best start in a decade, but a slowdown in the global economy and other factors pose threats to second half profits, according to State Comptroller Thomas P. […]

Trade Key Global Growth Risk, Recession Unlikely

Trade Key Global Growth Risk, Recession Unlikely

Incoming ECB President Christine Lagarde said the global economy is likely to dodge an outright contraction, though the trade tensions remain the Key threat to the growth outlook. “It is not in the baseline to have a recession,” Ms. Lagarde said in a TV interview Tuesday. “That said, it’s mediocre growth, it’s at risk because of essentially […]

Special Report: The Future of Asia (Parts 2/3)

Special Report: The Future of Asia (Parts 2/3)

Asia is diverse and complementary, and Asia-for-Asia industrial supply-chain networks are emerging. Asia is a highly diverse region, there is no single Asia but many. We identified 4 distinct groups of economies based on scale, economic development, interactions with one another, and connectedness to the world. Each of these “4 Asia’s” has characteristics that complement […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New FUV Will Be a Real Sports Utility Vehicle

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New FUV Will Be a Real Sports Utility Vehicle

$RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) upcoming SUV will stand out in increasingly crowded segment. Ferrari’s highly controversial SUV is well on its way to production. The Purosangue will not be the firm’s 1st 4-seater, its history is full 2+2s. But it will be the 1st high-riding model with the Prancing Horse emblem on its nose. Conquering this territory is […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New F8 Tributo Spider

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New F8 Tributo Spider

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has introduced several new vehicles in the past 12 months. The Icona cars based on the 812 Superfast, F8 Tributo Berlinetta, SF90 Stradale gas-electric hybrid, and now is the perfect time to introduce not 1, but 2 spiders, the most romantic of all sports car designs. 1st, the central pillar of the […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) FUV Purosangue in 2022?

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) FUV Purosangue in 2022?

$RACE I have been talking and writing about the coming Ferrari UV for that last 3+ years, before it even had a name and it is still 3 yrs years away from production say in Y 2022. The Maranello Outfit’s 1st-ever FUV now officially has a name: Purosangue meaning “pureblood” or “thoroughbred” in Italian. It […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Emissions, Sound Regulations Are Threatening the V12

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Emissions, Sound Regulations Are Threatening the V12

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) say the V12 could be in trouble. In an interview recently Ferrari Chief Technology Officer Michael Leiters said tightening emission regulations and new sound rules are making life difficult for the 12-cylinder engine. However, he says, the company is not abandoning the iconic powertrain yet even though the company is already packing smaller twin-turbo […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New 812 GTS, a V12 Supercar for ‘the People’

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New 812 GTS, a V12 Supercar for ‘the People’

$RACE The Key phrase in Ferrari’s 812 GTS debut announcement is ‘series production’ The words are important when it comes to the new drop-top front-engine V12 Ferrari, as in the recent past, Ferrari has been quick to put a cap on the number of such Supercars it would produce (-1), but that is now changed. The […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Launched its 2 New Spiders at Maranello, Shunning Frankfurt

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Launched its 2 New Spiders at Maranello, Shunning Frankfurt

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) joined other high-end automakers including Aston Martin, Bentley and Rolls-Royce in skipping this year’s Frankfurt auto show, despite launching 2 new models on the eve of the event. Ferrari chose to launch the F8 spider and 812 GTS in Maranello, Italy, despite the opportunity of an ideal venue in Germany, Europe’s biggest […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the Aristocrat of the Automotive Sector, ‘Buy on the Dip’

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the Aristocrat of the Automotive Sector, ‘Buy on the Dip’

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) shares dropped 6% to the bottom of the FTSE MIB index, with investors booking profits after the Supercar maker unveiled 2 new cars Monday at Frankfurt, the stock is up 59% YTD. With a market capitalization of $37-B, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is similarly sized to Ford but about 50% the size of GM, and it […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Unveiled the 812 GTS, 1st 12Cyl Convertible in Decades

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Unveiled the 812 GTS, 1st 12Cyl Convertible in Decades

$RACE The lore is: “I married the 12-cylinder engine and I never divorced it,” once noted Enzo Ferrari. And despite Enzo’s passing away more than 31 years ago, that love affair at Maranello continues, as evidenced by Monday morning’s debut of the Ferrari 812 GTS at the marque’s test track at Fiorano Modenese, Italy. The new convertible is the […]

China Must Stimulate as its Economy Sharply Weakens

China Must Stimulate as its Economy Sharply Weakens

China’s exports unexpectedly fell in August as shipments to the United States slowed sharply, pointing to further weakness in the world’s 2nd-largest economy and underlining a pressing need for more stimulus as US-China trade tension escalates. Beijing is widely expected to announce more support measures in coming weeks to avert the risk of a sharper […]

Dubai Tops World in Tourist Spending Again

Dubai Tops World in Tourist Spending Again

$MA Dubai leads Mastercard’s index that measures per person per day spending New statistics released from Mastercard (NYSE:MA) reveal visitors on average spend more per day in Dubai than anywhere else. The data from Mastercard’s Global Destination Cities Index (GDCI) shows visitors spent an average of $553 per person per day in the emirate, far […]

The US Labor Market is Booming, Economic Expansion Longest on Record

The US Labor Market is Booming, Economic Expansion Longest on Record

This tight US labor market is manifesting a booming demand in industries with an abundance of female workers is drawing more women back into the workforce, helping to shrink the longstanding gap in the labor participation rate between men and women to the narrowest on record a report showed Friday. Other parts of a report […]

Reversing Our ‘Biological Age’

Reversing Our ‘Biological Age’

California scientists may have found a way to reverse the human body’s biological age. The discovery was made during a small clinical study and the researchers said even they were surprised by the results. “I had expected to see slowing down of the clock, but not a reversal,” said yhr geneticist at the University of […]

‘Afrophobia’ Riots Upstage World Economic Forum in South Africa

‘Afrophobia’ Riots Upstage World Economic Forum in South Africa

South Africa promised Thursday to tackle the prejudice fuelling a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks, as international anger over the violence overshadowed a pan-African economic conference in Cape Town. President Cyril Ramaphosa said at least 10 people had been killed during the past week,2 were foreigners. “Our country has been deeply traumatised …by […]

US Services Sector Says Economy Weathering Trade Dispute

US Services Sector Says Economy Weathering Trade Dispute

US services sector activity accelerated in August and private employers boosted hiring, suggesting the economy continued to grow at a moderate pace despite trade tensions which have stoked financial market fears of a recession. The upbeat reports Thursday took some of the sting from data this week that showed the manufacturing sector contracted for the […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil prices rise after US confirms trade talks with China to re-start. Gold eases as equities gain on BREXIT, Hong Kong progress. Asian shares up as BREXIT, Hong Kong progress lifts sentiment. Trade talk plans cheer […]

Wall Street Liked China Data, Hong Kong and BREXIT News

Wall Street Liked China Data, Hong Kong and BREXIT News

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street’s Key stock indexes bounced Wednesday, after robust economic data from China, easing tensions in Hong Kong and British lawmakers’ approval of a law to delay BREXIT provided some optimism to investors worried about global growth. The Fed’s September Beige Book described overall economic activity as expanding at a […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil prices recover some, but economic concerns weigh Asia stocks bounce, Chinese lead Gold, silver surge after weak US data compounds slowdown fears USD is being seen as a safe-haven asset Gold: Gold rose more than 1% Tuesday […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Eases , USD Up, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil prices mixed as market eyes trade dispute Gold prices ease as firmer USD weighs Stocks hurt by trade tensions USD up, GBP hurt by BREXIT uncertainty Gold: Gold prices fell Tuesday as USD gained, making the […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Dips , USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil set for biggest weekly gainer since July JPY is the best performer among major currencies this month, rising 2.2% so far. Asian shares at 1-week highs Gold: Gold extended losses Friday and was set to […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up , USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Headlines Crude Oil prices drop on concern over US economy Bonds reign supreme, equities struggle on recession, BREXIT fears Gold prices marked gains Thursday against the backdrop of recession fears USD flat to unchanged Gold: The precious metal markets […]

DJIA +258 pts on No Market Moving News

DJIA +258 pts on No Market Moving News

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US stocks finished on the highs Wednesday in a broad-based advance. The S&P 500 increased 0.7%, overcoming a negative start that was attributed to declining Treasury yields and finished near session highs.  The DJIA increased 1.0%, the NAS Comp increased 0.4%, and the Russell 2000 finished +1.2%.  Wednesday’s session did […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Off , USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines Crude Oil gains, led by US WTI Crude, recession worries ease JPY stands tall Gold dips, but near 6-yr highs on rate cut hopes, trade fears Asian stocks post modest gains on Wall Street futures Gold:  Gold […]

Fed Called it Wrong and is Still Doing it, Hurting All Americans

Fed Called it Wrong and is Still Doing it, Hurting All Americans

Tuesday, President Trump continued his attack on the Fed, saying it “loves watching our manufacturers struggle with their exports to the benefit of other parts of the world.” “Has anyone looked at what almost all other countries are doing to take advantage of the good old USA?” the President asked on Twitter. “Our Fed has been calling […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Headlines JPY rises as traders temper optimism over US-China trade deal Asia stocks climb as trade war fears ebb Crude Oil up as US-China trade comments calm markets Gold little changed as traders seek clarity Gold: Gold prices were largely […]

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

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

$GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY, $USD FLASH: Gold Up, USD Up, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Off Just in: Chinese Vice Premier Liu He said Monday that China is willing to resolve its trade dispute with the US through calm negotiations and resolutely opposes the escalation of the conflict. China’s Top trade negotiator, was speaking at […]

President Trump to Work with G-7 Allies to Build a Future of Opportunity and Promise for All Our Nations

President Trump to Work with G-7 Allies to Build a Future of Opportunity and Promise for All Our Nations

“Each of our nations is totally unique with our people and our own sovereign obligations. But we can coordinate together and achieve a common good.“– President Donald J. Trump His Mission Statement WORKING WITH G7 PARTNERS: President Donald J. Trump will meet with leaders of G7 nations to further our cooperation and relations with several […]

F1: The Current Pirelli Tire Process is “wrong” for Ferrari

F1: The Current Pirelli Tire Process is “wrong” for Ferrari

$RACE The Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) F1 team Boss has questioned the current process for establishing the tire specification for the season, following the debate over supplier Pirelli’s thinner-tread Y 2019 rubber. Ferrari was among the teams lobbying for a mid-season return to last year’s tire construction, and its SF90 has been one of the cars that […]

Add Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) To Your Watchlist Today

Add Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) To Your Watchlist Today

$RACE If you are interested in profitable, growing companies Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) since its October 2016 IPO is the standout stock in the automotive sector, it is The Aristocrat. While that does not make its shares worth buying at any price, you cannot deny that successful capitalism requires profit, eventually. In comparison, loss making companies act like […]

The Pressure is on the Fed to Cut Rates

The Pressure is on the Fed to Cut Rates

Wednesday, President Trump continued his pressure the Fed and its Chairman to lower interest rates, saying its policies were hampering US growth and reducing the country’s ability to compete economically. “Doing great with China and other Trade Deals. The only problem we have is Jay Powell and the Fed. He’s like a golfer who can’t […]

Qatar Construction Increases With Permit Issuance Up 51%

Qatar Construction Increases With Permit Issuance Up 51%

The Planning and Statistics Authority’s recently released data shows 51% general increase in July 2019 in number of building permits issued when compared to June this year.     The Planning and Statistics Authority (PSA) published the fifty-fifth issue of the monthly statistics of Building Permits and Building Completion certificates issued by all municipalities of the […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE): “We have no reason to change drivers”

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE): “We have no reason to change drivers”

$RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) team manager Mattia Binotto says there is no reason to change Ferrari drivers. Mattia Binotto says Ferrari will head into Y 2020 with an unchanged driver lineup. There has been high speculation about the future of Sebastian Vettel, with the latest theory being that he could return to Red Bull Racing next […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 60 Yrs of Supercar Evolution

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 60 Yrs of Supercar Evolution

$RACE Picturing and Specking the 250 GTO to the SF90 Stradale from the Maranello Outfit over 60 Yrs. Here is a Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) evolution video of some of the greatest cars ever made anywhere, they are all Italian Supercars. Few brands can rival the performance or pedigree of Ferrari, whether it’s a front-engined GT machine or […]

US Economic Growth Short of President Trump’s Goals

US Economic Growth Short of President Trump’s Goals

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX President Trump blames the Fed for putting the US economy at risk while data shows an economy in “reasonably good” shape, as the Chairman of the central bank recently said. But,”reasonably good” is not what President Trump promised to deliver during his Y 2016 campaign, and at this point he […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Wows Investors with its Stock’s Performance & New Supercars

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Wows Investors with its Stock’s Performance & New Supercars

$RACE With its Q-2 Y 2019 release, Ferrari  (NYSE:RACE)  delivered another strong Quarter of financial results. The company met Quarterly expectations and confirmed its financial guidance for the year. The strong results were overshadowed by the discussion of Ferrari’s 2 new models on the call, including the company’s 1st hybrid Supercar. Ferrari’s Q-2 Y 2019 numbers: […]

F1: Vettel: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Not in Control of Formula One Racing

F1: Vettel: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Not in Control of Formula One Racing

$RACE Sebastian Vettel believes his Ferrari F1 team is “quite far” from its ambition of being able to control races given its performance is so track dependent this season. Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has shown enough pace to be in contention at several races this season but goes into the summer break without a victory in 12 […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Has a Waiting List for it Supercars

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Has a Waiting List for it Supercars

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) cars are not easy to buy, command a high price and there is a waiting list. Ferrari needs no introduction, its brand perhaps the most recognizable in the world, it is synonymous with professional motor-sports racing and an upscale lifestyle. Ferrari defines its own category of luxury sports cars and does not compete […]

US Gold Futures Mark 3rd Gainer Running, at 6-year Highs, Bulls in Charge

US Gold Futures Mark 3rd Gainer Running, at 6-year Highs, Bulls in Charge

$XAUUSD, $XAU, $GLD, $GDX Tuesday, Gold prices fnished higher, marking a 3rd straight gainer a day after the precious Yellow metal extended its rally toward fresh 6 year highs. Gold for Dec delivery GCZ19, +0.68%  on COMEX rose $7.70, or 0.5%, to settle at $1,484.20 oz, after closing 1.3% higher Monday, extending its highest finish for a most-active […]

Investment Strategy: Buy US Stocks on the Dip

Investment Strategy: Buy US Stocks on the Dip

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FlASH: The implied likelihood for a 50-bpts rate cut at the September FOMC meeting climbed to 23.5% Vs 1.5%. Friday, according to the CME FedWatch Tool. Expectations for the Fed to step up its easing efforts amid increased risks to the economic outlook expounded the flight-to-safety in gold and US […]

ECB Vs Fed in ‘Undeclared’ Currency War…Tensions Rising

ECB Vs Fed in ‘Undeclared’ Currency War…Tensions Rising

FLASH: Fed policy makers reportedly are being forced to cut interest rates because of the European Central Bank’s much-lower policy rate. If losing demand to Europe weakens US growth and threatens to push inflation too low, US rates also must also fall. “The ECB’s policy rate, at minus 0.4%, is already nearly 3 percentage points […]

Fed Cuts Rates, Signals It “May” Not Need to Do More

Fed Cuts Rates, Signals It “May” Not Need to Do More

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The FOMC cut interest rates as widely expected Wednesday, but Chairman Powell said he did not view the move as the start of a lengthy series of rate cuts. Fed Chairman Powell cited global weakness, trade tensions and a desire to boost too-low inflation in explaining the central bank’s decision […]

Gold is ‘The Defense’ Vs Falling USD and Recession

Gold is ‘The Defense’ Vs Falling USD and Recession

$GLD, $GDX, $XAU, $USD FLASH: Gold is in Vogue while this new fresh wave of monetary easing blows a bubble in risk assets, aka “always take what the market gives” Note: On 26 July, the European Central Bank (ECB) made an announcement that could have an impact of future gold prices. According to Reuters, European […]

Europe’s Casual Dining To Reach $17 Billion In Revenue

Europe’s Casual Dining To Reach $17 Billion In Revenue

A lot of the growth and innovation is being fueled in the fast and casual dining market by small and regional chains. Similar to the relationship between the Instagram generation and strong marketing of small brands. This has shifted expectations around restaurant designs, ingredient sourcing, services, and food. Europe has demonstrated high potential for casual dining […]

S&P 500 & NAS Comp Finished at Record Highs Again!

S&P 500 & NAS Comp Finished at Record Highs Again!

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: US Q-2 GDP higher than estimates on strong consumer spending as the ‘Tight’ Fed, China trade dispute lowed growth Friday, economist Stephen Moore said he is “relieved” that the economy is at 2.1% growth, but said the numbers are not where they should be because of several factors, including […]

US New Home Sales +7% in June

US New Home Sales +7% in June

US new home sales rose in June, but remained below sales marked earlier this year, suggesting low mortgage rates and a healthy job market are not encouraging many more purchases. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new home sales increased 7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 646,000. That is up from 604,000 in […]

Gold,Gold Mining Stocks Are Appealing In Here

Gold,Gold Mining Stocks Are Appealing In Here

$GOLD, $NEM, $XAU, $GDX, $NUGT, $GLD, $USD FLASH: Gold prices are up, Bullion and Miners are in favor, here is why. Gold prices hit their highest marks since Y 2013 this past week, an indication that investors increasingly view the precious Yellow metal as a good alternative to paper money and government bonds at a […]

People are Asking, Will the Gold Miners Soar in 2-H of this Year?

People are Asking, Will the Gold Miners Soar in 2-H of this Year?

$GOLD, $NEM, $XAU, $GDX, $NUGT, $GLD, $USD FLASH: Gold prices have reversed to the Northside in the last several weeks. The SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) gained 8.0% in June, higher than the gainers of 6.4% and 7.1%, respectively, in the S&P 500 and the DJIA. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) amplified the […]

Earnings Season ‘Kicks Off’ in Earnest This Week

Earnings Season ‘Kicks Off’ in Earnest This Week

$JPM, $MS, $GS, $BAC, $MSFT, $NFLX FLASH: Traders will focus on the start to Q-2 earnings season this week. Big banks including JP Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), along with Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) report Quarterly results this week, setting the tone for the rest […]

US Job Growth Tops Forecast

US Job Growth Tops Forecast

FLASH: President Trump, “The Economy Would Be ‘Rocket Ship’ If Fed Cut Rates” US job growth rebounded strongly in June, with government payrolls surging, but persistent moderate wage gains and mounting evidence the economy was losing momentum could still encourage the Fed to cut interest rates this month. The Labor Department’s closely watched employment report on […]

S&P Marks Record Closing High, Wall Street Bets on Fed Rate Cut

S&P Marks Record Closing High, Wall Street Bets on Fed Rate Cut

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: This Bull Market in stock is the longest on record. The S&P 500 Index marked a record closing high Thursday, buoyed by Wall Street’s expectations that the Fed will cut interest rates as soon as July to keep the US-China trade dispute from stalling economic growth. The Fed left […]

Wall Street Liked What it Heard From Chairman Powell

Wall Street Liked What it Heard  From Chairman Powell

$SDIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ The S&P 500 (SPY) approached record highs Wednesday after the Fed signaled potential interest cuts later this year, reassuring Wall Street investors worried that the US-China trade war could stall economic growth. Saying it “will act as appropriate to sustain” economic expansion, the Fed signaled rate cuts of half a percentage […]

President Trump on Fed Chairman Powell, “I disagree with him ‘entirely'”

President Trump on Fed Chairman Powell, “I disagree with him ‘entirely

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Friday, President Trump sharply criticized Fed Chairman Powell in an interview aired Friday, blaming him for raising interest rates and damaging the US economy. “He is my pick, and I disagree with him entirely,” he said in an interview with ABC News that was filmed in the back of a […]

China’s Cities Rising in the Ranks of the World’s Most Powerful

China’s Cities Rising in the Ranks of the World’s Most Powerful

Chinese cities are moving up the ranks as the world’s most powerful, with Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai now Topping Los Angeles, Berlin and Tokyo, and more… For China to keep rising to compete with the likes of Western power centers, it needs to create cities more open to diversity and more inclusive, say analysts […]

Hiring in US Hits Record Highs

Hiring in US Hits Record Highs

US job openings fell a bit in April as hiring surged to a record high, government data showed Monday. Job openings, a measure of labor demand, slipped to a seasonally adjusted 7.4-M from 7.5-M in March, the Labor Department said in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS. The job openings rate was […]

The US Economy in Longest Expansion Ever.

The US Economy in Longest Expansion Ever.

This month, the US economy has been growing for 10 years running, tying the record for the longest expansion ever. Many people, including journalists and policy makers, see this as a great achievement. “I see nothing to celebrate. On the contrary, I think they are measuring success the wrong way”, says Narayana Kocherlakota He says, […]

Factory Orders Off, as Shipments Post Largest Decline in 2 Years

Factory Orders Off, as Shipments Post Largest Decline in 2 Years

FLASH: New orders for US made goods fell in April and shipments dropped by the most in 2 years, indicating continued weakness in manufacturing activity that could undercut the broader economy. Factory goods orders declined 0.8%, pulled down by soft demand for transportation equipment, computers and electronic orders, and primary metals, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.  […]

The Future is in Asia

The Future is in Asia

Global-strategy adviser Parag Khanna describes the ways that the world economy is increasingly Asia-centric and will be moving even more swiftly in that direction. Here’s why More than 50% of the world’s population lives in Asia, where economies are growing quickly and becoming increasingly interconnected in culture, business, and trade. In this piece Parag Khanna, […]

President Trump Seeks Better Trade Deal with Japan

President Trump Seeks Better Trade Deal with Japan

President Trump urged Japanese business leaders to increase their investment in the United States, as he chided Japan for having a “substantial edge” on trade that negotiators were trying to even out in a bi-lateral deal. President Trump arrived in Japan Saturday for a largely ceremonial state visit meant to showcase strong ties even though […]

There are Lots of Growth Stocks in President Trump’s America First Policy

There are Lots of Growth Stocks in President Trump’s America First Policy

$DIA, $SOX, $QQQ, $SPY, $RUTX, $VXX The US Financial Markets are Closed Monday to Celebrate Memorial Day Note: The US economy is so diverse that there are always areas that are insulated from whatever you may be concerned about. The US-China trade dispute has driven dividend-rich sectors like utilities higher, but investors do not need […]

Americans’ View of Job Market Hits New Highs

Americans’ View of Job Market Hits New Highs

FLASH: Americans’ confidence in the job market in May hit the highest level in Gallup’s records, which date back to Y 2001. A recent Gallup poll found the following: Overall views of the economy remain positive. Over 7 in 10 Americans feel positively about the US job market. Employment optimism among workforce is highest since 2000. […]

Record Number of Funds Buying Insurance Against Stocks Fall

Record Number of Funds Buying Insurance Against Stocks Fall

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $BAC, FLASH: Global investors’ equity allocations fell 6% in May and 34 % of fund managers have taken out protection against sharp stock market declines in coming months, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s (NYSE:BAC) latest monthly survey found Tuesday. The proportion of investors preparing for equity falls is the highest […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Post Strong Q-1 Results

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Post Strong Q-1 Results

$RACE FLASH: THE FERRARI F8 TRIBUTO, 1ST OF 5 NEW MODELS UNVEILED IN 2019 DRIVING STRONG REVENUE Ferrari F8 Tributo Successfully presented at the Geneva Motor Show on 5 March 2019, the Ferrari F8 Tributo represents the most powerful V8 in the Maranello Outfit’s history for a non-special series Supercar and sets the benchmark for […]

Investors ‘Buying the Dips’ as Money Rotates Out of the FAANGs

Investors ‘Buying the Dips’ as Money Rotates Out of the FAANGs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $AAPL, $GOOG The S&P 500 increased 0.1% Tuesday after being down as much as 0.6% following a Key revenue miss from Alphabet (GOOG). Investors bought the intra-day dip to help the benchmark index set a new closing high and it closed the month with a gainer of 3.9%. The DJIA […]

US Economy: “3.2% GDP Growth Absolutely Sustainable, Could Go Higher”

US Economy: “3.2% GDP Growth Absolutely Sustainable, Could Go Higher”

FLASH: White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said the “blockbuster” 3.2% economic growth in Q-1 is “absolutely” sustainable. The Trump Administration has already been forecasting 3.2% economic growth for Y 2019. “Maybe we would revise it up,” he said in a TV interview.. “The number was 3/10ths lower because of the government shutdown and … […]

President Trump Lauds GDP Growth, Inflation “Very Low”

President Trump Lauds GDP Growth, Inflation “Very Low”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Real GDP increased at an annual rate of 3.2% (consensus 1.9%), according to the advance estimate for Q-1 GDP, a blockbuster number. President Trump is Supercharging the US Economy! President Donald Trump’s re-election hinges on supercharging the US economy, and data showing faster than expected growth provided him a […]

Fasting Brings on Healing and Rejuvenation

Fasting Brings on Healing and Rejuvenation

FLASH: Calorie restriction strategies such as fasting and partial fasting activate powerful metabolic processes that catalyze healing and rejuvenation. Fasting has been part of human history for centuries. It was often done for ritualistic purposes, and is still done to this day. But today we have a large body of science confirming the benefits of […]

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