Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

Prevent Holiday Weight Gain

From Halloween through New Year’s, holiday weight gain affects people the world over and, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, it can happen with any major holiday, not just the Winter ones. As you may know, it is a lot harder to lose that weight than to put it on. […]

A Traveler’s Guide to Positano, Italy

A Traveler’s Guide to Positano, Italy

In Y 1953, John Steinbeck wrote, “Positano bites deep. It is a dream place that isn’t quite real when you are there and becomes beckoningly real after you have gone.” Today, it is no less enchanting, and just South of Naples, the drive to Positano takes you past Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius, past Sorrento and […]

Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Tops Labor Day With $15-M, Caps the Summer

Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Tops Labor Day With $15-M, Caps the Summer

$LGF, $DIS, $SNE, Angel Has Fallen won the long Labor Day weekend with an estimated $15-M for the 4-day holiday as Summer 2019 closed 2% behind last year. Summer revenue came in at $4.3-B, down 2% from last year, according to Comscore, and YTD is down 6%. Disney (NYSE:DIS) commanded well more than 40% of […]

You Can Work Out in Any Hotel Room

You Can Work Out in Any Hotel Room

Nothing puts a damper on a perfect holiday or terrific business trip than coming home and feeling out of shape. Or gaining a few pounds at that week-long work conference with daily catered breakfast, lunch, and dinners. Or just feeling tired and under energized during a long week of adventuring. So, combat post-trip exhaustion by […]

The Rate Hike Holiday is Here!

The Rate Hike Holiday is Here!

US consumers expect prices to rise more slowly, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a decline in inflation expectations in February that likely reinforces policymakers’ reluctance to hike rates. It showed 1 and 3 year ahead inflation expectations were down 0.2 percentage points to 2.8% last month, with sharp declines in expected […]

Box Office: ‘Glass’ Opens to $47-M Over Holiday Weekend

Box Office: ‘Glass’ Opens to $47-M Over Holiday Weekend

$CMCSA, $DIS, $TWX, $VIA, $SNE, $FOX Japanese anime pic ‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ surprises, while ‘The Upside’ keeps audiences laughing! M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass is easily winning the long Holiday weekend at the box office with an estimated $47.1-M coming in behind expectations after middling audience scores and poor reviews. Financially, the movie is already in good […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DJIA,  $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $XRT, $AMZN, $VXX The S&P 500 rallied 5.0% Wednesday from extremely oversold conditions Rebounding Crude Oil prices, strong holiday sales, and some short covering drover the S&P 500 to its best 1-day gainer since March 2009. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 5.0%, the NAS Comp gained 5.8%, and the Russell 2000 […]

Box Office: ‘Ralph 2’ Tops Pre-Holiday Weekend

Box Office: ‘Ralph 2’ Tops Pre-Holiday Weekend

Creed II’ strong, ‘Green Book’ gets boost from Golden Globe nominations  $DIS, $CMCSA, $VIA, $TWX, $IMAX For the 1st time ever, a pair of animated pictures; Ralph Breaks the Internet and The Grinch claimed the Top 2 spots at the box office for the 2nd weekend running, showing the buying power of the family. Disney Animation Studios’ (NYSE:DIS) Ralph 2 stayed […]

Handling Holiday Stress

Handling Holiday Stress

Handling Holiday Stress Manage Holiday Stress with these Healthy Habits 1.Exercise — A quick high-intensity workout may be the thing to boost your mood and relieve stress. Anandamide is a neurotransmitter and endocannabinoid produced in your brain that temporarily blocks feelings of pain and depression. It’s a derivative of the Sanskrit word “bliss,” and a deficiency is […]

Winter Wonderland Destinations in the US

Winter Wonderland Destinations in the US

Winter Wonderland Destinations in the US It is that time of year to pack the bags and find a quiet place to relax this Winter, and unwind next to a roaring fire in a secluded mountain cabin or get spoiled at a luxurious spa. So, take a break this Winter so check out these Winter […]

Have a Super Holiday, Avoid the Crowds

Have a Super Holiday, Avoid the Crowds

Have a Super Holiday, Avoid the Crowds Having a holiday is always special, but what feels even better than ankling from work for a couple of weeks? Being able to discover and enjoy a new spot without a sea of other tourists, that pure holiday pleasure. Let’s agree it is terrific to see the Sagrada Familia […]

Box Office: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Takes $84.5-M; ‘Creed II’ Wins $56-M

Box Office: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Takes $84.5-M; ‘Creed II’ Wins $56-M

Box Office: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Takes $84.5-M; ‘Creed II’ Wins $56-M $DIS, $TWX, $LGF, $VIA, $CMCSA, $SNE, $NFLX The Feast at the 2018 box office continued over the Thanksgiving Holiday as a pair of sequels: Ralph Breaks the Internet and Creed II drove record Holiday revenue at the North American box office. Ralph Breaks the Internet topped the Wednesday-Sunday […]

Retailers Vs e-Commerce This Holiday Season

Retailers Vs e-Commerce This Holiday Season

Retailers Vs e-Commerce This Holiday Season $AMZN, $TGT, $LOW, $KSS, $JWN, $KSS The Big Q in this strong US economy this holiday is: Will retailers may have to spend heavily to win? Steep discounts are as familiar during the holidays, but this year retailers are after a piece of the e-Commerce market as Amazon.com Inc. […]

Some Unique Thanksgiving Holiday Doings 

Some Unique Thanksgiving Holiday Doings 

Some Unique Thanksgiving Holiday Doings For many of us Thanksgiving looks like a Norman Rockwell painting. A big family sitting down at a perfectly-set table to enjoy all the traditional foods, from a roasted and basted turkey to the favorite traditional side dishes. Pies sit in the windowsill, the kids squabble for the wishbone and […]

Check Out These Terrific Thanksgiving Holiday Trips

Check Out These Terrific Thanksgiving Holiday Trips

Check Out These Terrific Thanksgiving Holiday Trips Fall is here, pumpkin spice is in the air, so it is time pack your bags and head out for Thanksgiving, there is still time. That is is you are not like the many for whom Thanksgiving is for the three F’s: Family Football Food. If you are […]

Millennials to Spend Big Money on Pets This Holiday Season

Millennials to Spend Big Money on Pets This Holiday Season

Millennials to Spend Big Money on Pets This Holiday Season Millennials love their pets, and that love’s showing up on their holiday credit-card bills. The much-discussed generation of shoppers, known for their industry-disrupting tastes, will spend heavily on their pets this holiday season, more than 2X what consumers overall are expected to spend, according to a […]

It is International Coffee Day

It is International Coffee Day

It is International Coffee Day It is International Coffee Day, is a holiday that celebrates this hot beverage and the joy it brings to people all over the world. On this day, people not only take the time to enjoy their favorite brand of coffee, but also many different types of businesses offer discounted or […]

Banyan Tree Samui : Environmental Success

Banyan Tree Samui : Environmental Success Banyan Tree Samui Hailed as Eco-Friendly Torchbearer for Thailand Resort is first in country to receive EarthCheck ‘Gold’ accolade  Banyan Tree Samui has become the first and only hotel in Thailand to be awarded “Gold Certification” at a single-property level by Earthcheck, the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and […]

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to Allow Passengers to Take Supercars on Holiday

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to Allow Passengers to Take Supercars on Holiday

Abu Dhabi’s Etihad to Allow Passengers to Take Supercars on Holiday Fly your Supercar from the UAE to destinations around the world, courtesy Etihad’s new FlightValet service Foreign Summer vacations, for most, involve a fair bit of driving. For the hoi polloi, that means looking up car rental rates and booking that pocket-friendly hatchback. But […]

Millennial’s Spending Hobbled by Student Debt

Millennial’s Spending Hobbled by Student Debt

Millennial’s Spending Hobbled by Student Debt Millennial’s spending habits have been driving business leaders crazy, but not because the youngest generation in the workforce is irresponsible with their cash. On the contrary, millennials are turning out to be the most frugal demographic since the so-called Greatest Generation that came of age during the depression. That […]

Forex Morning Briefing: Bitcoin

Forex Morning Briefing: Bitcoin

Forex Morning Briefing: Bitcoin $BTCUSD Bitcoin Looks Weak, as Tough Holiday Period Continues Bitcoin is coming under selling pressure once again, with efforts by SKorean authorities to rein in speculation being blamed for the drop of around 10%. Currently Bitcoin is trading at: 14,619.9951,+9.9697, +0.07%, as of 8:41a GMT, the market is open. While this is […]

America’s Confident Consumers Post Record Breaking Holiday Spending

America’s Confident Consumers Post Record Breaking Holiday Spending

America’s Confident Consumers Post Record Breaking Holiday Spending $AMZN, $M, $MA, $TGT, $FDX, $UPS The US Holiday shopping season is on track to break sales records on the back of rising consumer confidence presenting an unexpected “boom” for retailers and the delivery companies they rely on. The Christmas Holiday shopping season, a Key period for […]

Box Office: ‘Last Jedi,’ ‘Jumanji’ Rule Christmas; ‘Downsizing’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Last Jedi,’ ‘Jumanji’ Rule Christmas; ‘Downsizing’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Last Jedi,’ ‘Jumanji’ Rule Christmas; ‘Downsizing’ DOA $DIS, $CMCSA, $SNE, $FOXA. $VIA, $TWX Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are the Big Winners of the Holiday box-office feast, while at the other end of the Christmas table Alexander Payne’s Downsizing and Father Figures came DOA. Disney (NYSE:DIS), and Lucasfilm’s The Last Jedi is pacing to gross […]

US Consumer Confidence Up in Blue Counties Since Trump’s Victory

US Consumer Confidence Up in Blue Counties Since Trump’s Victory

US Consumer Confidence Up in Blue Counties Since Trump’s Victory Surveys that question respondents about their political affiliation have generally shown that consumer confidence among Republicans has soared since the US elections in November 2016, whereas Democrats have lagged. When the data are broken down by which way a county voted it is the Democratic […]

Stocks Run to Fresh Record Highs on Powell’s Comments

Stocks Run to Fresh Record Highs on Powell’s Comments

Stocks Run to Fresh Record Highs on Powell’s Comments $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street indexes moved to fresh records  Tuesday after Fed Chairman nominee Jerome Powell’s comments on interest rate hikes and deregulation fired inspired investors. JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM), and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) up about 2%, setting up the S&P financial index for its […]

US Consumer Confidence Climbs to 17-Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence Climbs to 17-Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence Climbs to 17-Year Highs Holiday shopping started strong and the data suggest that will continue. US Consumer Confidence marked a 17-year high in November, with optimism ticking higher for the 5th month running, according to a monthly survey released Tuesday. Consumers’ outlook about jobs and the business environment edged upwards, adding to […]

Many American’s Will Shop at Real Stores this Holiday Season

Many American’s Will Shop at Real Stores this Holiday Season

Many American’s Will Shop at Real Stores this Holiday Season $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX A recent Gallup survey shows that while a majority of Americans will shop online for holiday gifts, traditional brick-and-mortar stores are not dead. 65% of US adults say they are likely to shop online for Christmas gifts this year, up 12% […]

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) a $1-T Company Within Year

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) a $1-T Company Within Year

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) a $1-T Company Within Year $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $AMZN Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) says it believes online giant  Amazon.com Inc. may reach a 2,000/share price in the next 12 months. “Amazon’s high margin aka revenue disclosure speaks to the $1-T (2,000/share) sum of parts Bull case.” Morgan Stanley reiterated its overweight rating for […]

Discovering Bali’s Last Wild Frontier: The Tabanan Regency

Discovering Bali’s Last Wild Frontier: The Tabanan Regency

Discovering Bali’s Last Wild Frontier: The Tabanan Regency Few destinations evoke visions of paradise like Bali. With its stepped terraces of rice, dramatic highland gorges, beaches of volcanic sand and omni-present Balinese dance-drama, the name of the place is a panacea. There’s one corner of Bali that remains largely untouched and truly delivers on these […]

Box Office: ‘Pirates 5’ Nabs $77-M in US, ‘Baywatch’ Drowns with $23-M

Box Office: ‘Pirates 5’ Nabs $77-M in US, ‘Baywatch’ Drowns with $23-M

Box Office: ‘Pirates 5’ Nabs $77-M in US, ‘Baywatch’ Drowns with $23-M $DIS, $VIA, $FOX, $CMCSA, $TWX Memorial Day revenue at the North American box office posted to its lowest marks in almost 20 years. Overseas, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ from Disney (NYSE:DIS) posted a $208.4-M debut. Pirates of the […]

US Stocks Mark New Records, S&P 500 Up 4 Weeks Running

US Stocks Mark New Records, S&P 500 Up 4 Weeks Running

US Stocks Mark New Records, S&P 500 Up 4 Weeks Running $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Stock indexes marked record highs again Friday, after a late-afternoon drive erased losses from earlier in the day. It caps the 4  straight week of gainers for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index. Reports through the week showed that the […]

Here are Some Healthy Herbal Holiday Gifts

Here are Some Healthy Herbal Holiday Gifts

Here are Some Healthy Herbal Holiday Gifts These Healthy Herbal Holiday gift ideas help to provide vim and vigor for people on your gift list. 1. Ginseng/Schizandra Compound by Herbalist & Alchemist contains American ginseng, Siberian ginseng, and schizandra berry to promote energy and balance stress. Ginseng has been widely used to reduce stress, boost […]

Wall Street Sees a Windfall, as Washington Works Out the Details

Wall Street Sees a Windfall, as Washington Works Out the Details

Wall Street Sees a Windfall, as Washington Works Out the Details $GS Wall Street can’t wait to get its hands on some of the $2.5-T cash pile that US companies have stashed overseas. Neither can Washington. In fact, a revenue-raising proposal by President Elect Donald Trump is what focused investors’ attention on the hoard of foreign […]

Holiday Shopping Price War Ramps Up

Holiday Shopping Price War Ramps Up

Holiday Shopping Price War Ramps Up $AMZN, $TGT, $WMT Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT), Target Corp.(NYSE:TGT) and other brick-and-mortar chains are counting on heavier discounts and a bigger online selection to help keep up with Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN). this Holiday shopping season. As Black Friday ushers in the year-end shopping rush, chains are touting larger price cuts […]

Happy Thanksgiving, Turkey Prices are Down

Happy Thanksgiving, Turkey Prices are Down

Happy Thanksgiving, Turkey Prices are Down After suffering from an outbreak of bird flu in Y 2015, American turkey producers have come back strong. Low feed costs are helping US output to climb 7% this year to a record 6.02-B lbs, government data show. Rising supplies mean that wholesale frozen birds are about 11% less than […]

Steer Clear of Aggressive Driving this Holiday Weekend

Steer Clear of Aggressive Driving this Holiday Weekend

Steer Clear of Aggressive Driving this Holiday Weekend Some tips on how to avoid hostile behavior on the road Most drivers know “road rage” when they see it. Road Rage when 1 driver intends to intimidate, threaten, or harm another, and often includes dangerous behaviors such as speeding, yelling, honking, and/or tailgating. Road Rage happens […]

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Tops the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Tops the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ Tops the Weekend $DIS, $CMCSA Steven Spielberg’s ‘The BFG’ DOA in North America over the July 4th weekend, ‘Legend of Tarzan’ in trouble, ‘The Purge: Election Year’ rallies. Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Finding Dory is the champ of the long holiday weekend at #1 in its 3rd frame. The weekend box office is […]