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 […]

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 […]

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