Record US Job Growth Beats All Expectations in June Marking an All-time Record

Record US Job Growth Beats All Expectations in June Marking an All-time Record

#job #NFPs #ADP #growth #economy #PresidentTrump #coronavirus #recession #consumer #spending #aidreliefstimulus Just In: NFPs increased more than expected in June, the NFPs increased by 4.8-M and the prior month’s increase was revised up to 2.7-M from 2.509-M Continuing my discussion with economist Bruce WD Barren, he went on to say: “Expect the US growth to […]

The China Virus Will Not Shut Down the US Economy Again

The China Virus Will Not Shut Down the US Economy Again

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Thursday, Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the US economy will not shut down again and cripple the strong economic recovery. Mr. Kudlow said there will be “spikes and hot spots,” that might force shutdowns “in individual places or certain stores.” But the American people will/can “have to […]

Arts & Crafts in North America on Recovery Track

Arts & Crafts in North America on Recovery Track

$MIK Michaels Companies (NASDAQ:MIK) is the largest Arts & Crafts retail chain in North America, it also owns several brands that enable it to offer arts, crafts, framing, floral, home décor and seasonal merchandise to decorators. MIK has made an impressive recovery during the last 3 months off a 18 March closing low at 1.00/share. […]

President Trump’s Economic Policies Will Bring Economic Prosperity Back and ‘Make America Great Again’

President Trump’s Economic Policies Will Bring Economic Prosperity Back and ‘Make America Great Again’

President Trump is holding rallies, while presumed Democratic candidate Joe Biden, 78 anni, is still working remotely from his basement and not seen returning to more active campaigning yet. He has not had a press conference in 83 days, no reporters, no questions on the critical issues gripping the nation. As always The Trump Campaigns […]

Gold is Undervalued, Balanced Portfolios Should Own Some, Some Silver Too

Gold is Undervalued, Balanced Portfolios Should Own Some, Some Silver Too

$XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $USD $GS Goldie raises 12-month gold forecast by 11% to $2,000 oz; Silver’s 12-month forecast at $22 oz Gold prices are likely to reach $2,000 oz in 12 months on the back of low real interest rates and concerns over currency debasement, even as developed markets emerge from C-19 coronavirus chaos […]

Fed Chairman Powell, “Near-Zero Rates Through 2022, GDP to Hit 5% Next Year”

Fed Chairman Powell, “Near-Zero Rates Through 2022, GDP to Hit 5% Next Year”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Wednesday, the Trump Fed signaled it will provide years of extraordinary support for an economy clawing back from the C-19 coronavirus chaos. Th FOMC projects a 6.5% decline in GDP this yr and a 9.3% unemployment rate at yr’s end. In the 1st economic projections of the virus quarter, US central […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Challenge Europe, North America Restarts in July

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Challenge Europe, North America Restarts in July

$RACE Ferrari Challenge Europe. The European series has reformulated its calendar to maintain the same number of races as originally scheduled. The season will open in Imola, where the brand new 488 Challenge Evos will take to the track at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari circuit over the weekend of 4-5 July. The Ferrari Challenge will […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) F50 with Straight Pipes, Wow, Listen!

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) F50 with Straight Pipes, Wow, Listen!

$RACE The Ferrari F50 was created to celebrate the iconic Italian automaker’s 50th anni. The goal was to create an F1 inspired road car for the people. Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) wanted to give a small number of its clienti a slice of the experience that Jean Alesi and Gerhard Berger were experiencing on the track. YouTuber TheTFJJ has captured […]

“I Do Not Sell Cars, I Sell Engines That Power Them,” Enzo Ferrari

“I Do Not Sell Cars, I Sell Engines That Power Them,” Enzo Ferrari

$RACE The late Enzo Ferrari said, “Non vendo auto. Vendo motori.“ Even if he never said those words, their power comes from the link between Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE)image and the mechanical concerto of an Italian-built V12. Ever since its 1st badged car rolled out of Maranello’s gates in 1949, the pull the company exerts on the popular […]

F1: Ferrari’s Newest Driver Academy to Launch in Sydney

F1: Ferrari’s Newest Driver Academy to Launch in Sydney

$RACE F1 giant Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has chosen Sydney as the base for a new program aimed at finding Top driver talent in the Asia-Pacific region. The new Ferrari Driver Academy will be based at the Sydney Motorsport Park to attract drivers from Australia, New Zealand and countries through Asia. Similar development programs have produced talent […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Bond Issue Oversubscribed 5X

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Bond Issue Oversubscribed 5X

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has improve its available liquidity by raising $713-M through a bond issue, with net proceeds to be used for “general corporate purposes.” The 5-yr unsecured bond pays 1.5% annual interest rate, Ferrari said in its news release.  Ferrari has been less affected by the C-19 coronavirus chaos than the other automakers. Its deliveries actually rose by 4.9% […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Demands its Premium Status

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Demands its Premium Status

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) commands a premium valuation based on 3 Key elements of its business model: pricing power, strong demand, and growth. The iconic Italian luxury Super carmaker delivered good results in Q-1 Y 2020 despite some difficult economic conditions. Its success augurs well for long-term investors. The driver behind Ferrari’s success is brand strength. […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Taking the Long Term Outlook +

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Taking the Long Term Outlook +

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The DJIA is up about 30% from its 23 March low at 18.591.93, the S&P 500 SPX is up about the same per cent from its low at 2,237.40, and the NAS Comp has climbed by 32.5% from its lows of 6,850.67. My work shows the US market will continue rising well […]

America Survived this Medical Malpractice Chaos, Now it is Set Up Thrive

America Survived this Medical Malpractice Chaos, Now it is Set Up Thrive

American businesses are set up to come back stronger than before this C-19 coronavirus chaps hit. Company executives and strategic planners are/have reimagined business model as they return to full speed. Those who step up their game in this moment will be better off and ready to confront the challenges and opportunities of the next […]

Newmont Corporation (NYSE:NEM) is Loving the Price of Gold

Newmont Corporation (NYSE:NEM) is Loving the Price of Gold

$NEM Newmont Corp. (NYSE:NEM): Deutsche Bank reiterated its Buy rating and raised its price target to 70 from 54. NEM has seen its shares surge since merging Newmont and Goldcorp to create the world’s Top gold-mining stock. With a market cap of $50-B, the company is loving the price of gold at near 10 yr […]

Have a Cash Pile, Want to Protect It? Here are 2 Solid Stocks with Strong Dividend Yield

Many conservative investors are looking for safer, dividend-paying stocks, there is a sub-set that outperform, the Aristocrat liquid, high dividend-yielding US stocks. The 2 Key components used to screen for the stocks in the group are: Free Cash Flow/Enterprise Value (High value is more attractive) Return on Capital (High value is more attractive) They are […]

US Stock Market is saying, “America is a victim of malpractice by medical advisors”

US Stock Market is saying, “America is a victim of malpractice by medical advisors”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX President Trump will travel to Arizona next week, his 1st trip since 28 March as the coronavirus chaos ramped up in the United States. “I think I’m going to Arizona next week, and we look forward to that,” he told reporters Wednesday during a Q&A session with industry leaders on reopening the […]

Today’s US Stock Market says “the Worst is behind us now”

Today’s US Stock Market says “the Worst is behind us now”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The stock market is blocking bad news now and is saying the “worst is behind us“ It is the Key rationalization for the expansion, expansion to the point where the S&P 500 is trading today at a higher P/E multiple based on forward 12-month earnings 19.7X than it was trading […]

The Global Business Sentiment in the Wake of the COVID-19 Coronavirus

The Global Business Sentiment in the Wake of the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In McKinsey’s latest survey global executives report a gloomier outlook than a month ago, 67% expect a sizable contraction in the world economy, and a most predict declining company profits. The COVID-19 chaos spread quickly across and within geographies, and now executives share growing concerns about its economic impact and, varying by region, dramatic shifts in […]

Some Low Risk Stocks for Aggressive Growth Portfolios

Some Low Risk Stocks for Aggressive Growth Portfolios

$ATVI $AMZN $LLY $MSFT $NFLX These 5 stocks were up in what was the worst Quarter for stocks in many years. While that performance is no guarantee for this Quarter, the odds are solid that they will continue to perform. These Top companies make sense for aggressive growth accounts looking for ideas without big risk. […]

Extraordinary Measures are Being Taken to Limit the Virus Spread

Extraordinary Measures are Being Taken to Limit the Virus Spread

$MSFT, $BRK.A, $BRK.B, Big Q: Do the globalists believe they can strip The People of their wealth? On 18-October-19, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, WEF & Gates Foundation sponsored a pandemic exercise in NY for the emergence of a new fictional viral illness; “coronavirus acute pulmonary syndrome” At the weekend Bill Gates resigned from […]

The 1st Test of Our Economic Strength is a Man Made Virus

The 1st Test of Our Economic Strength is a Man Made Virus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX This health emergency was dismissed at 1st as a fleeting risk to the US economy has turned into a full test of whether 20 yrs of planning, regulation and research has left the financial system resilient to a major shock and the Fed able to mount a rescue. Preparations for an […]

COVID-19: Briefing, 9 March 2020

COVID-19: Briefing, 9 March 2020

President Trump on Thursday signed an $8.3-B emergency funding package to fight COVID-19 A number of outcomes is possible, decision makers should not assume the worst. Fewer than 3 months have since China reported a new virus to the World Health Organization (WHO). The virus is known as SARS-CoV-2, causing COVID-19 disease, spread quickly in […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $GLD $XAU $USO $VXX Wow, what a week it was, it really was! Technical Analysis: The move Thursday was not encouraging for a continued relief move, much less anything else. The Big Qs: Was it the end of the relief move? Would the jobs report help spring the move higher, given that […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last week Late Friday, the stock market put up a fight, on the close it was the worst week for equities since late Y 2008, as the S&P 500 (-0.8%) gave back 11.5% since the prior Friday, recording its 7th day running of losses, falling to its lowest level since […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Technical Analysis at the weekended 21 February  NAS Comp: It sold to the 10-Day EMA and then rebounded and filled the gap from Wednesday. It is still using the 10-day EMA as it trends higher. S&P 500: It tapped at the 20-Day EMA on the low, rebounded to a modest […]

Gold is in the Midst of a Perfect Storm

Gold is in the Midst of a Perfect Storm

$GLD $XAU $SLV $XAG $USD $EUR Concerns about the human and economic cost of the coronavirus continues to drive the need for strategic diversification and safe haven demand. Pro-cyclical commodities such as crude oil and copper meanwhile saw their recent recovery falter in face of renewed concern over the virus spreading outside of China. Commodity […]

“Deficit Not a Concern if Market Does Not React”

“Deficit Not a Concern if Market Does Not React”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “The growing national deficit is a ‘legitimate issue’, but our main focus now is in creating jobs,” White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Friday.  “Until the bond market starts reacting negatively to that and we start seeing inflation, the deficit is not going to be a concern,” Mr, Navarro […]

US Economy Roars Because President Trump Shredded Hussein Obama Stagnation Policies

US Economy Roars Because President Trump Shredded  Hussein Obama Stagnation Policies

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX FLASH: The notion that Mr. Hussein Obama is responsible for today’s good economy is Bunk!. The US robust economy is the best it has been in more than 10 years, it is due entirely to President Trump’s policies which include shedding the former president’s policies. Fact: Had Mr. Hussein Obama […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Friday’s Action Stocks recovered but struggled late in the day as the Fed, after a big repurchase operation in the am, said it will reduce the amount of the repos. The overnight repo saw $45.85-B in demand pasting the Fed’s offer. The 2-wk repo saw $59.02-B Vs the $30-B […]

Fed Chairman Powell, “There is no reason why the expansion cannot continue”

Fed Chairman Powell,  “There is no reason why the expansion cannot continue”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Tuesday, the Fed Chairman Powell told Congress that the US economy is in a good place. With risks like trade policy uncertainty receding and global growth stabilizing, “we find the US economy in a very good place, performing well,” Chairman Powell told the House of Representatives Financial Services Committee. The US economic expansion, now […]

S&P 500, NAS Comp Mark Record Closing Highs as Investors Buy Growth

S&P 500, NAS Comp Mark Record Closing Highs as Investors Buy Growth

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Monday, the S&P 500 and the NAS Comp closed at record highs as Chinese workers and factories slowly returned to business following a Lunar New Year holiday that was protracted by the deadly coronavirus outbreak. All 3 major US stock indexes advanced in a broad-based rally, boosted by index leaders […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX DJIA futures are little changed Sunday night, along with S&P 500 futures and NAS Comp futures. The stock market rally showed surprising strength last week, but it is not unprecedented.  The stock market rally’s instant recovery from the coronavirus sell-off was surprising. Normally, when the stock market sells off fast, […]

“Blowout” Jobs Growth Reflects Very Strong Economy

“Blowout” Jobs Growth Reflects Very Strong Economy

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Friday, White House adviser Larry Kudlow said the “blowout” jobs report was just the cherry on top of a very strong economic start to this New Year. Manufacturing, job growth and the stock market all boosted the economy in January, he said. “I think we’re in very strong territory right […]

Gold Price Seen at $2,000 Near Term

Gold Price Seen at $2,000 Near Term

$XAU $GLD $SPY $SPX The S&P 500 posted a record high Wednesday at +37.10, or 1.1% at 3334.69 The reverse side of market optimism was the correction of safe-havens such as JPY and Gold. The JPY declined against the Buck, lead USDJPY to its highs in a 1. wks near 109.50, showing a rebound from the 200-Day SMA. Gold dropped […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX We are deep in earnings season. Stay tuned daily. What happened last week Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) struggled as caught a bid and rallied The DJIA and the S&P 400 tested the 50-Day MA, but the NAS Comp and S&P 500 did not, but rebounded.Q-4 GDP came in at 2.1% the slowest […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $GLD, $XAU, $USO Last Week Stock action has improved with low to high gains and the stocks that stumbled Wednesday have showed stronger action. There has been excellent action in response to good earnings both during the trading session and after-hours. Bonds rallied, gold has risen and Crude Oil has […]

President Trump’s Economic Success Impressed Davos Elites

President Trump’s Economic Success Impressed Davos Elites

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow that President Trump’s indisputable economic success very much impressed many chief executives attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. President Trump touted the success of the US economy in a rousing speech last Tuesday.  In a wide-ranging address pitched to appeal to the Davos crowd, touting the achievements […]

States That Backed Donald Trump Growing Faster Than Hillary Clinton Supporters

States That Backed Donald Trump Growing Faster Than Hillary Clinton Supporters

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The States that backed Republican President Trump in Y 2016 have enjoyed faster growth last year than states that supported Democrat Hillary Clinton, a Yelp index shows. Five of the 7 fastest-growing states in the US during Y 2019 went Red in the last Presidential election, according to a trend tracked […]

President Trump Hammers Fed at Davos Forum

President Trump Hammers Fed at Davos Forum

$BA  United States’ GDP growth would have climbed closer to 4% if the effects of Federal Reserve rate hikes had not held on, President Trump said in a TV interview from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Wednesday. “That was a big blip that should not have taken place,” President Trump told CNBC’s Joe Kernen. […]

2020: US Economic Growth to Top 3% This Year

2020: US Economic Growth to Top 3% This Year

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Tuesday, White House Top economic advisor Larry Kudlow predicts that economic growth will surpass at least 3% this year. “I am looking for faster growth: I think we’re going to get 3% this year,” Mr. Kudlow said on TV. “The trade deals will help, the Fed changed policy — that was very, […]

2020: Some More Biopharmas with Huge Northside Potential

2020: Some More Biopharmas with Huge Northside Potential

$APTO, $CDMO, $ENDP, $IGMS, $ILMN Here are some of the many biotech and pharma stocks that have been given big Northside targets for Y 2020 by Key sector analysts, as follows: Aptose Biosciences Inc. (NASDAQ:APTO) was started with a new Buy rating and a 10 price target at Piper Jaffray on 9 January. This represented […]

DJIA 40,000 Just a Few Years Away

DJIA 40,000 Just a Few Years Away

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX S&P 500 and NAS Comp closed at record highs ahead of earnings season Monday’s advance is attributed to these factors: The positive price action buoying sentiment Expectations that the upcoming earnings season will include reassuring guidance News the Us will remove China from its currency manipulator list, thereby improving trade […]

See Stronger Economy, Higher Growth in This Election Year…Headed “Back to the 3% Growth Zone”

See Stronger Economy, Higher Growth in This Election Year…Headed “Back to the 3% Growth Zone”

$SPY White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow believes the US economy will continue to grow at a robust pace as the Y 2020 election season proceeds. “This continuing Bull market run indicates a lot of investor, consumer and business confidence, in my judgment,” Mr. Kudlow said. Early in Fridays session, the DJIA broke above 29,000 for […]

2020: USA, No Recession, Steady Economy, Low Inflation

2020: USA, No Recession, Steady Economy, Low Inflation

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX US stocks will continue to rise this year on very little chance of a recession, and low inflation driving steady economic growth, with real GDP growing around 2.0%, and inflation remains below 2.0%. That is our outlook for Y 2020. We do not see a recession in this year’s US […]

2020: Fed Last Month Saw a Declining Risk of Recession

2020: Fed Last Month Saw a Declining Risk of Recession

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The Trump policies are working to Make and Keep America Great! The Fed’s FOMC policy making committee saw much less risk of recession at its most recent meeting last month, when it kept interest rates steady after 3 straight cuts and signaled that it expected to keep low rates unchanged […]

The Financial Markets in Year of the Rat 2020

The Financial Markets in Year of the Rat 2020

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $XRT, $IWM Our New Year is here and we are just a few weeks away from the Chinese New Year, so not too early to share some of my favorite Chinese Astrologer’s thoughts on the coming Year of the Rat, he is famous for his predictions, but not perfect. The background: […]

‘Trump Power’ Economy to Be Strong in 2020, Become Even More Powerful

‘Trump Power’ Economy to Be Strong in 2020, Become Even More Powerful

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX By almost every measure the US economy did well in Y 2019 though growth was slower than Y 2018. For next year, contrary to the consensus view from most economists, economic growth will accelerate. And growth could increase even more after Y 2020. President Trump has set the stage for […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$SPY $SPX, $DIA, $QQQ, $RUTX I am saying this again: “All the stress, worries and concerns about trade disputes, geopolitics and a slowing and overly indebted global economy, Y 2019 may be the best year investors have ever had, the numbers are staggering.” And just because sentiment is so very positive does not mean a […]

Global Stocks Rise $17-T YTD

Global Stocks Rise $17-T YTD

$SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $DIA, $DE Global stock markets gained $17-T in total value in 2019 according to the information based on Deutsche Bank calculations. The chart from Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DE), the value of global equities began the year just under $70-T but now exceeds $85-T. Political developments and an easier monetary policy have helped spark […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$SPY $SPX, $XAU, $USO, $USO For all the stress, worries and concerns about trade disputes, geopolitics and a slowing and overly indebted global economy, Y 2019 may be the best year investors have ever had. The numbers are staggering Global stocks have piled on more than $10-T, bonds have been on fire, Crude Oil has […]

Seeing This Bull Market Extending into 2020, Not ‘Melting-up’

Seeing This Bull Market Extending into 2020, Not ‘Melting-up’

$SPY, $DIA, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $BAC, $UBS, Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, described this Bull market as “primed for Q-1 2020 risk asset melt-up,” with the Fed and the ECB still providing ample support to portions of the market and economy that have shown some signs of softness aka printing money. UBS Global […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment Climbs to 20-Yr High

US Homebuilder Sentiment Climbs to 20-Yr High

US homebuilder sentiment advanced in December to the highest mark since Y 1999 amid stronger sales and a surge in prospective buyer foot traffic. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index jumped 5 pts to 76, the biggest monthly increase since the end of Y 2017, and the November figure was revised higher, […]

President Trump’s Trade Deals are “Pro-Growth, Remove Uncertainty”

President Trump’s Trade Deals are “Pro-Growth, Remove Uncertainty”

Monday, white House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said trade deals with China, Canada, and Mexico will strengthen the economy, adding that exports will double with China under the P-1 of President Trump’s new agreement.  “These deals are both pro-growth and yeah, they do remove some uncertainty,” he said. “They also increase incentives to invest…I think […]

A Case for the Extension of This Bull Market

A Case for the Extension of This Bull Market

$SPY, $RUTX, $USD Last Christmas, the longest Bull market in our lifetime came within points of dying as the Fed raised interest rates. Some pundits say that every 3 years or so something pushes the Bull market to the brink of extinction, before a last-minute escape, that there is a record of support that underpins […]

US Household Net Worth Climbs to $113.8-T on Real Estate

US Household Net Worth Climbs to $113.8-T on Real Estate

Rising real estate prices helped drive US household wealth to $113.8-T in the July through October frame, a report by the Fed showed Thursday. That compares to an downwardly revised $113.3-T net worth for households in Q-2 of Y 2019, the Fed said. The US economy is experiencing its longest expansion on record and households and households […]

US Consumer Spending on the Rise

US Consumer Spending on the Rise

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Americans increased their spending in October at the fastest rate in 3 months even though income growth was essentially flat, its weakest showing in 13 months. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that consumer spending rose 0.3% last month, the best gainer since a 0.5% rise in July. An inflation gauge that is […]

Pressure on Hollywood’s Box Office Continues

Pressure on Hollywood’s Box Office Continues

$DIS, $SNE, $CMCSA, $LGF, $IMAX, $CNK, $AMC B. Riley FBR’s analyst says that will “pressure” film theater stock valuations until mid-2020 before the group “begins to see some love” from investors. With Frozen 2 ringing in the all-important final stretch of the box-office year, Hollywood’s eyes are on whether year-end tentpole releases can help make up the […]

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 […]

The Timing of Breakfast Impacts the Body’s Responses to Exercise

The Timing of Breakfast Impacts the Body’s Responses to Exercise

New evidence suggests you can reap important health benefits by exercising in a fasted state. Research published in the August 2019 issue of The Journal of Nutrition found that skipping breakfast before exercise helps curb food intake for the remainder of the day, resulting in an overall energy deficit, in this case averaging 400 calories per […]

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 […]

“Hey Boneheads Cut the Interests Rates to Zero”

“Hey Boneheads Cut the Interests Rates to Zero”

In a series of Tweets early Wednesday, President Trump wrote that “boneheads” at the Fed should lower interest rates to Zero or below so that the US could decrease its borrowing costs. As a property developer, President Trump is thinking about negative rates from the perspective of a borrower. But, the Fed’s lukewarm appetite for negative […]

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 […]

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