S&P 500 & NAS Comp Mark Fresh Record Highs

S&P 500 & NAS Comp Mark Fresh Record Highs

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX DJIA +115.84 at 29347.94, NAS Comp +84.44 at 9817.21, S&P 500+15.86 at 3386.15 Wednesday, the S&P 500 (+0.5%) and NAS Comp (+0.9%) closed at fresh record highs, as investors remained optimistic about the global economic outlook despite the coronavirus. The DJIA increased 0.4%, and the RUTX increased 0.5%.  Stocks held gains following the release of minutes from the FOMC’s […]

Huge Cash Pile on Sidelines Set to Buy US Treasuries on Any Price Dip

Huge Cash Pile on Sidelines Set to Buy US Treasuries on Any Price Dip

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Money managers overseeing trillions of dollars are putting money into US government debt like never before, in a wave that is gaining strength as the spreading coronavirus casts doubt on the global growth outlook. Evidence of the demand can be found across the fixed-income universe. Pensions, which have been ramping […]

ETFs the Key Driver for Gold’s Gains Over the Last Year

ETFs the Key Driver for Gold’s Gains Over the Last Year

$GLD $IAU $XAU Gold ETFs are the go-to choice to easily and quickly gain exposure to the precious Yellow metal. According to DataTrek research, ETF investors have been a Key driver of the 18.4% full-year gainer in gold prices, even as global demand for the precious Yellow metal dipped 1%. The data suggested that the […]

Buying Gold: Physical Vs ETFs

Buying Gold: Physical Vs ETFs

$XAU $GLD Gold has been valued as a currency, commodity and investment for thousands of years, and is popular among today’s investors because it can be used as a hedge against currency devaluation, inflation, or deflation, and due to its ability to provide a “safe haven” during times of economic uncertainty. The gold market is highly liquid and there […]

Wall Street Bulls ‘Paused to Refresh’

Wall Street Bulls ‘Paused to Refresh’

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX DJIA -128.11 at 29423.22, NAS Comp -13.99 at 9711.99, S&P 500 -5.51 at 3373.94 The stock market paused Thursday following a strong 8 day run, closing off session lows. The S&P 500 lost 0.2%, the DJIA lost 0.4%, and the NAS Comp lost 0.1%. The Russell 2000 lead at + 0.3%.  The S&P 500 + 4.8% in February, […]

1958 Ferrari 335 S Spyder Wins 5th Annual The Peninsula Classics Best Of The Best Award

1958 Ferrari 335 S Spyder Wins 5th Annual The Peninsula Classics Best Of The Best Award

$RACE The 5th Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award has been won by a 1958 Ferrari 335 S Spyder Scaglietti, completing yet another wonderful story of automotive redemption. This 1 of 4 Ferrari factory team cars spent a long period of its life abandoned, before being reclaimed, restored and returned to prominence. The Ferrari […]

Ferrari(NYSE:RACE) Analysts’ Forecast

Ferrari(NYSE:RACE) Analysts’ Forecast

$RACE Following the latest results, Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) 16 analysts are now forecasting revenues of €4.12-B in Y 2020. This would be a 9.5% improvement in sales compared to the last 12 months. Statutory EPS are expected to accumulate 7.8% to €4.02. Before this weeks earnings report, analysts had been forecasting revenues of €4.07-B and EPS […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Upgrades Guidance Across the Board

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Upgrades Guidance Across the Board

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) upgraded guidance across its Key financial metrics for the full year ahead, beyond its “2020 plan“. The iconic Italian company now sees net revenues above €4.1-B, representing an 8.5% increase compared to the F-Y 2019 revenues of €3.776-B result. Ferrari investors are more Bullish on its Y 2020 growth and earnings outlook […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Posts Record Supercar Sales and Boosts 2020 Profit Estimate

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Posts Record Supercar Sales and Boosts 2020 Profit Estimate

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) boosted its Y 2020 forecasts for sales and earnings after the Supercar maker posted record deliveries, a sign that CEO Louis Camilleri’s model-range renewal is working and gathering momentum. The Maranello Outfit launched a record 5 new models in Y 2019, including the Roma Coupe with a front-mounted 620-horsepower engine, which helped […]

F1: MercedesAMG Could Leave Lewis Hamilton to Join Ferrari

F1: MercedesAMG Could Leave Lewis Hamilton to Join Ferrari

$RACE MercedesAMG is back in the headlines this week, as news leaked that they were considering leaving F1 for the Y 2021 season. The Big Q: Could the reigning F1 World Constructors’ champions really be about to walk, or drive, away from the sport that they have dominated for the last 7 years? The Story Autocar broke […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Celebrates its Success at Le Mans 24 Hours

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Celebrates its Success at Le Mans 24 Hours

$RACE Museo Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) in Maranello is staging a special exhibition marking Ferrari’s Le Mans 24 Hours story. The star attraction is a 166MM Barchetta Touring like the car used to take Ferrari’s 1st Le Mans win in Y 1949. Also on stage is the 275P that won the Y 1964 edition of the race […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Approach to Electric-cars is Cautious

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Approach to Electric-cars is Cautious

$RACE  Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) patent application images show a 2-seater car, though the technology could be applied in a different body style Ferrari has approached electrified cars with caution, and we only saw it introduce its 1st plug-in hybrid with the SF90 Stradale last year. Yes, there was the LaFerrari, but the KERS-style hybrid system was hardly for efficiency, just […]

FERRARI (NYSE:RACE): 812 GTS, the V12 Spider Returns

FERRARI (NYSE:RACE): 812  GTS, the V12 Spider Returns

$RACE The 812 GTS where speed meets elegance LIBERTY HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY  The aim in developing the 812 GTS was to retain the exhilarating feeling of speed and power delivered by the berlinetta version in terms of accelerating, response times and agility.  TRADITION NEVER FAILS  Exactly 50 yrs on from the debut of the last Spider in the Ferrari […]

Fed Leaves Key Interest Rate Unchanged

Fed Leaves Key Interest Rate Unchanged

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX , $VXX The Fed held interest rates steady Wednesday at its first policy meeting of the year, the head of the central bank pointed to continued moderate economic growth and a “strong” job market, and giving no sign of any imminent changes in borrowing costs. “We believe the current stance of […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 2020 Has What it Needs to Win

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 2020 Has What it Needs to Win

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has everything a F1 team needs to succeed including huge financial resources, an in-house engine supply and a rich history capable of luring the most talented individuals in the sport onto its payroll. Yet for the past 11 yrs, those ingredients have failed to bring the iconic Italian team a championship. We […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New 812 Prototype Seen Motoring Around Maranello

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) New 812 Prototype Seen Motoring Around Maranello

$RACE Recall in late Y 2018 the FerrariChat forum gave us the word that Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) planned 3 Special Editions of the 812Superfast. We saw one of them last November, in the targa-topped 812 GTS. The 2nd was rumored to go even further with the undress, boasting a speedster-like form omitting the roof entirely as well as most of the windshield. […]

Investors Must Avoid Undue Reactions to Virus Story

Investors Must Avoid Undue Reactions to Virus Story

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX I herewith urge all investors to avoid making hasty decisions after China announced a rise in cases of a deadly new virus that the media says threatens to crimp global economic growth. Stocks markets pulled back worldwide Monday on the supposition that investors are worried about the potential economic impact of […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE): Watch How the New Plug-in Hybrid SF90 Stradale Is Made (Video)

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE): Watch How the New Plug-in Hybrid  SF90 Stradale Is Made (Video)

$RACE This year will see launch of what is probably the most exciting and important Ferrari in years. Even for an automaker that has repeatedly pushed the industry forward, the new SF90 Stradale is a journey into uncharted territory. Not only is the car the Maranello Outfit’s 1st plug-in hybrid, it is also its most powerful car yet. Powered […]

Daytona and Le Mans Racers Will Develop Prototypes Suitable for Both 24-hour Races

Daytona and Le Mans Racers Will Develop Prototypes Suitable for Both 24-hour Races

$RACE The Rolex 24 and 24 Hours of Le Mans are alike in 1 way, time, but different because the featured cars have their differences. That will change, as the 2 sanctioning bodies governing those events struck an agreement to develop a Top-tier prototype that will carry the name LMDh capable of capturing the overall […]

2020: Ferrari’ (NYSE:RACE) Portofino, an Everyday Supercar

2020: Ferrari’ (NYSE:RACE) Portofino, an Everyday Supercar

$RACE The effortlessness of the Portofino’s steering and available added tech, such as parking-assist cameras and a touch-screen user interface, make the Portofino Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) most driveable car ever. The Portofino has a new sister car, the Roma Coupe, with a new interior design and updated UX, featuring a touch screen in the center stack. […]

2020: Rolex 24 Ready to Kick Off Racing Season

2020: Rolex 24 Ready to Kick Off Racing Season

$RACE The 2020 national motorsports schedule is about to come to life with the 58th running of the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway. High-speed runs over Daytona’s 3.56-mile road course began Wednesday with practice laps for cars participating in Rolex 24 ancillary events, such as the Michelin Challenge and Ferrari Challenge featuring an all-Ferrari […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Company Profile

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Company Profile

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) through with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, produces, and sells luxury performance sports cars and consumer goods. The company offers sports, GT, and special series super cars, limited edition hyper supercars, Fuori series, 1-off, F1 and other track cars, and Icona cars. It also provides non-registered racing cars; and spare parts and engines, […]

2020 Davos:”Cash Is Trash,” Investors Should Put Money in Stocks

2020 Davos:”Cash Is Trash,” Investors Should Put Money in Stocks

$SPY, $SPX Investment Wizard Ray Dalio urges all investors to dump cash for a diversified portfolio, explaining that they should not miss out on the strength of this long running Bull market. “Cash is trash,” Mr. Dalio said on TV. “Get out of cash. There’s still a lot of money in cash (on the sidelines),” he said. […]

Arthur Leclerc Enrolled at Ferrari Driver Academy

Arthur Leclerc Enrolled at Ferrari Driver Academy

$RACE Charles Leclerc, 22 anni, is the youngest F1 Grand Prix winner after winning at Belgium and Monza in Y 2019 Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) just announced the signing Arthur Leclerc, 19 anni, Charles Leclerc’s younger brother, into their Driver Academy. Charles was a graduate of Ferrari’s junior program and has gone on to become the youngest […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Will Promote a Female Driver

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Will Promote a Female Driver

$RACE W Series CEO Catherine Bond Muir has defended the Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) F1 team announcing an intention to promote a female racing driver and that it is not “just a marketing plan“. In a meeting with journalists in December, Mattia Binotto said Ferrari would like to support a female driver, noting that “women should be part […]

2020: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Corporate Calendar

2020: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Corporate Calendar

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE/MTA: RACE) announced today the following corporate calendar for year 20201: Earnings Releases 4 February 2020 – Group results for 4th Quarter and F-Y 2019 4 May 2020 – Group results for 1st Quarter 2020 3 August 2020 – Group results for 2nd Quarter 2020 3 November 2020 – Group results for 3rd […]

2020: Ferrari (NYSA:RACE) is a Favorite at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

2020: Ferrari (NYSA:RACE) is a Favorite at Bank of America Merrill Lynch

$RACE, $BAC Just In: Bank of America Merrill Lynch lists Ferrari (RACE) +0.3%) as 1 of its Top 40 picks for Y 2020. The firm thinks Ferrari’s business strategy will help it outpace all automotive sector members in revenue and earnings growth, it has no peers BAML’s price target of 230 means a +30% Northside and […]

America’s Greatest Bull Market Powers Through the Mideast Storm

America’s Greatest Bull Market Powers Through the Mideast Storm

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Late Friday US stocks came off from record-high marks as investors took profit and data showed slower-than-expected December US jobs growth, but the major indexes posted gainers on the week. Domestic jobs increased by 145,000 last month, below the forecast for a 164,000 rise, the US government data showed, as the pace […]

2020: FAANGS, the Dream Investments Across the World

2020: FAANGS, the Dream Investments Across the World

$FB, $AMZN, $AAPL, $NFLX, $GOOGL After a difficult end to Y 2018, when the group was hammered alongside the broader market the large-cap tech stocks came roaring back  The stocks commonly called the FAANGs: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google, have posted impressive gainers through the years, with all now worth many times their IPO […]

Wedbush’s Top Analysts Stock Picks for 2020

Wedbush’s Top Analysts Stock Picks for 2020

$AAPL, $MSFT, $VMW,$CYBR, $ZS, $PANW, $WORK After a strong Y 2019 for the broad markets in general, and the tech sector specifically, Y 2020 poses an interesting Question on what is next for this sector. Wedbush analysts believes that there is clear momentum for the tech stocks as a number of transformational trends such as […]

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: […]

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 […]

S&P 500 Marks Another Record High as Santa Claus Continues the Rally

S&P 500 Marks Another Record High as Santa Claus Continues the Rally

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 finished little changed Friday and the NAS Comp ended an 11-day streak of gainers after some late-session weakness, the DJIA another record as investors play the Santa Claus rally. The DJIA rose 23.53 points, or 0.08%, to 28,644.92, the S&P 500 gained 0.07 points, or 0.00%, to […]

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 […]

Wall Street Marks Another Record High on Consumer and Trade Optimism

Wall Street Marks Another Record High on Consumer and Trade Optimism

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street stocks hit record closing highs again Friday and the S&P 500 registered its biggest weekly percentage gain since early September after data showed a rise in consumer spending and investors continued to be optimistic over progress in the US-China trade dispute. President Trump declared progress on issues from […]

Trump Policies Working: US Economy in Longest Expansion Ever

Trump Policies Working: US Economy in Longest Expansion Ever

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX For the 1st time ever, the US economy started and ended an entire decade without a recession, the longest expansion in our history, researchers say. The National Bureau of Economic Research found, as of December, the economy has expanded for a record 126 consecutive months. “It is unusual that this […]

The Beijing Report on the US-China Trade Dispute Resolution

The Beijing Report on the US-China Trade Dispute Resolution

Wider, deeper opening up to reshape China’s economic landscape Opening up has been among the major policy moves that underpinned China’s huge economic growth over the past decades, and even though protectionism is on the rise, the country has been steadily delivering its promise of opening its doors wider. At a Key economic conference earlier […]

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 […]

Data on Your Spending Habits a Gold Mine for Big Banks

Data on Your Spending Habits a Gold Mine for Big Banks

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX There are powerful new players watching what you buy so it can tailor product offerings for you, they are the banks behind your credit or debit card. The banks want to turn data they already have on your spending habits into extra revenue by identifying likely customers for retailers. Banks […]

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 […]

Target (NYSE:TGT) at Record Highs on Sales Beat, Raised Forecast

Target (NYSE:TGT) at Record Highs on Sales Beat, Raised Forecast

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $TGT, $VXX Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) reached a record high after raising its F-Y (full-year) outlook again on strong sales and profitability, providing a safe haven after several retailers unnerved investors. The stock, the best performer in the S&P 500 Index Wednesday, had already soared 68% this year through Tuesday. Target raised […]

FOMC Mins: Divided Policy Makers Felt 3 Rate Cuts this Year ‘Should’ be Enough

FOMC Mins: Divided Policy Makers Felt 3 Rate Cuts this Year ‘Should’ be Enough

A divided FOMC decided to hit pause in its easing cycle following a rate cut at its October meeting offered little guidance on what would cause policymakers to change their minds on the outlook, minutes of the central bank’s last policy meeting showed. The readout released on Wednesday of the Oct. 29-30 policy discussion, at which […]

There is a Gold Rush on, Here are Our Plays…

There is a Gold Rush on, Here are Our Plays…

$XAU, $SLV, $GOLD, $NEM, $AGGFF, $FNV, $RGLD, $PAAS The smart money has already started and gold prices are up, breaking through 6 year highs. Gold miners are having an incredible year. And if a crash comes, getting gold into your portfolio is absolutely Key With all that in mind, here are five companies gold investors should […]

100 Yr of Data Says: ‘Buy this Bull Market’

100 Yr of Data Says: ‘Buy this Bull Market’

$SPY The great Fidelity Investments money manager Peter Lynch once said; “More money has been lost by investors trying to anticipate corrections, than has been lost in corrections themselves.” The bottom line is this: 100-years’ worth of data is screaming at us to buy stocks. The widespread pessimism is telling us it’s a great time to buy stocks, […]

Millennials Adopt Old School Love of Gold

Millennials Adopt Old School Love of Gold

$XAU, $GLD The World Gold Council (WGC) has reported that millennials’ attitudes towards gold are not so different to those of older generations. “Gold can resonate more deeply among younger consumers,” the report said. “But there are perceptual misgivings among the younger Gen Z audience, misgivings which are particularly pronounced in China’s jewelry market. For example, […]

Impeachment Probe Does Not Bother President Trump or the Stock Market

Impeachment Probe Does Not Bother President Trump or the Stock Market

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX S&P 500, DJIA closed at record highs, again! Public impeachment hearings in Congress about President Trump’s attempts to pressure Ukraine to have scant influence on markets, some analysts said Wednesday. These hearings will be the height of drama inside the beltway, but our sense is that the market impact will […]

S&P 500 Marks 5th Week of Gains, as Wall Street Hits New Records

S&P 500 Marks 5th Week of Gains, as Wall Street Hits New Records

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Friday, the 3 major US stock market indexes posted record closing highs and the S&P 500 registered a 5th straight week of gainers as investors brushed aside worries over the progress of US-China trade talks and as Walt Disney shares rose. The Cboe volatility index .VIX posted its lowest closing […]

Americans Buy ‘Made in the USA’, Stocks Surge

Americans Buy ‘Made in the USA’, Stocks Surge

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The DJIA and S&P 500 notched record closing highs again Thursday, as President Trump continues to cheer as the market continues to charge higher into record territory. “Stock Markets (all three) hit another ALL TIME & HISTORIC HIGH yesterday! You are sooo lucky to have me as your President (just kidding!). […]

The US Stock Market Finished Flat to Little Changed

The US Stock Market Finished Flat to Little Changed

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The stock market closed flat to little changed Wednesday, marking the 2nd straight day for the Bull’s pause to refresh near record highs. The S&P 500 (+0.1%), DJIA (unch), and NAS Comp (-0.3%) closed within 0.3% of their flat lines, the Russell 2000 (-0.6%) lagged. Wednesday, the DJIA -0.07 at 27492.60, NAS Comp -24.05 at 8410.63, S&P 500 […]

“Trade War Naysayers Must Apologize”

“Trade War Naysayers Must Apologize”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX S&P 500 sets new intraday and closing records DJIA +132.66 at 27090.72, NAS Comp +82.87 at 8325.99, S&P 500 +16.87 at 3039.42 Volume: Trade on the NYSE came at 777-M/shares exchanged The S&P 500 set new record highs Monday, increasing 0.6% as trade sentiment remained upbeat and investors reacted positively to corporate news. The NAS Comp (+1.0%) and […]

Paul Ebeling’s DC Commentary: “Investors Ignoring Trump Impeachment ‘Noise'”

Paul Ebeling’s DC Commentary: “Investors Ignoring Trump Impeachment ‘Noise

$USD, $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US Dem House’s impeachment focus is not even a distraction to the financial market, as nothing will or can come of it, as in the world of geopolitics something big happened at the weekend. Sunday, President Trump announced that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the so-called Islamic […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street (Risk On Update)

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street (Risk On Update)

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX About 20% of S&P 500 members reported earnings this week, and on balance they have beaten expectations. That has persuaded investors US companies are weathering the trade storm and reminded them slowing global growth is not the same as no global growth, or Risk On! Stay tuned… The Big Qs: […]

The Weekly Wrap Up

The Weekly Wrap Up

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Week in Review: Cyclical sectors lead S&P 500 back to record levels in earnings-driven advance The S&P 500 advanced for the 3rd week running, rising 1.2% and nearly setting new record highs as investors remained pleased with earnings reports.  The DJIA rose 0.7%, the NAS Comp rose 1.9%, and the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $GLD, $VXX SPECIAL REPORT: The Future of this Rally, what is Next? Thee DJIA futures are up a bit Sunday night, along with S&P 500 futures and NAS Comp futures. This stock market rally has stood negative headlines, but is not yet making a final push to record highs. Arguably, this […]

There is More than 1 Way to Buy Gold and Silver

There is More than 1 Way to Buy Gold and Silver

$XAU, $XAG, $GLD, $SLV Central banks around the world are buying gold in near-record amounts to shore up their financial positions before the next crisis occurs. Most investors understand that gold plays a valuable role in a sound investment portfolio, but unless you are already a gold investor you likely do not know of best […]

Wall Street Finished Higher on Trade, ECB Stimulus for the 7th Session Running

Wall Street Finished Higher on Trade, ECB Stimulus for the 7th Session Running

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $SOY, $VXX US stocks extend rally on trade developments, ECB stimulus measures Tech gains led the S&P 500 and the NAS Comp higher, while financials gave the biggest boost to the blue-chip DJIA, which closed up for the 7th session running, its longest winning streak since May. Stocks rose worldwide as […]

Goldie’s Simple Answer to Clients: “Buy US Stocks 1st”

Goldie’s Simple Answer to Clients: “Buy US Stocks 1st”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX S&P 500 finishes higher as value stocks outperform Goldman Sach’s Private Wealth Management team has a simple firm message for its wealthy clients: stick with US equities. “As we have gone through various crises, we have still told clients to stay invested and not get out of US equities, it’s […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$XAU, $XAG Special Report: Gold, How To… With gold prices up about 20% YTD signs of a global growth slowdown and geopolitical tensions, precious metals are getting a close look from investors seeking insurance for their individual retirement accounts. That is real, physical gold and silver coins or bars, not the precious-metals ETF’s or mining-company […]

Gold’s Price, a Fundamental Forecast

Gold’s Price, a Fundamental Forecast

$XAU, $GLD, $USD, $XAUUSD Friday, Gold saw choppy trade. The price action suggests that traders have fully priced-in the latest round of global central bank rate cuts and are now waiting to see if those cuts are having an impact on the global economy. The price action also indicates that gold may be fairly priced […]

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 […]

Gold Miners Stocks are Shining in this Rally Too

Gold Miners Stocks are Shining in this Rally Too

$XAU, $SRM, $WMP, $CAGDF, $GOLD, $NEM Spot Gold hit new 6-year highs and is trading late Monday at $1,526.89 oz as I write this article. The precious Yellow metal has rallied in Y 2019 in part due to global economic concerns like the US-China trade dispute, record levels of negative-yielding debt globally and signs of […]

The ‘Gold Bug’ ETFs Brought the Best August Returns

The ‘Gold Bug’ ETFs Brought the Best August Returns

$RING, $GDX, $GLD, $SLV Investing in gold and silver miners paid off this month for investors in equity ETF (exchange-traded funds). BlackRock Inc.’s iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF, known as RING returned almost 14% in August, more than any other unleveraged stock fund in the US. Close behind, with gains approaching 13%, are 2 […]

Gold Marks 6-Year Highs on Renewed Safe-haven Demand

Gold Marks 6-Year Highs on Renewed Safe-haven Demand

$XAU $GLD $USD Friday, gold marked fresh 6-year high after the US-China dispute intensified and Fed Chairman Powell said the US economy faces “significant risks” from slowing global growth. Gold climbed after China announced it will impose additional tariffs in retaliation for President Trump’s latest planned tariffs. President Trump then said he would respond to […]

Gold Traders Kept ‘Powder Dry’ Ahead of Fed’s Jackson Hole Summit

Gold Traders Kept ‘Powder Dry’ Ahead of Fed’s Jackson Hole Summit

$XAU $GLD $USD Gold is an asset that will never produce anything, but that does not mean it will never produce a profit for investors. Gold prices moved lower Thursday and consolidated in a tight range as USD initially moved higher. This happened despite slightly better than expected EU PMI Flash numbers. The Jackson Hole […]

A Turbulent Week For Global Stocks

A Turbulent Week For Global Stocks

Global stock markets rose on Friday as investors put economic growth fears and trade jitters to one side, deciding that they had had enough drama and losses for one week. “We’re ending a turbulent week on a more positive note as exhausted traders the world over head into the weekend in a more buoyant mood,” […]

Stocks Rallied in Broad-based Advance

Stocks Rallied in Broad-based Advance

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX This week’s trade has been headlined by the yield-curve inversion theory, where the yield of shorter-dated debt rises above its longer-term counterpart. On Wednesday, the yield 10-yr T-Note rate briefly fell below the 2-year T-Note a condition that has sometimes been a recession indicator. The degree to which investors have crowded […]

Gold Headed to $2,300 oz, Stocks Seen Much Higher Too

Gold Headed to $2,300 oz, Stocks Seen Much Higher Too

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $XAU, $GLD The US stock market finished mixed Thursday, as investors weighed the resiliency of the US consumer Vs growth concerns. The S&P 500 (+0.3%) and DJIA(+0.4%) finished higher, while the NAS Comp (-0.1%) and Russell 2000 (-0.4%) finished lower. The overall uncertainty from the US-China trade dispute is high […]

Uncertainty is Good for Gold

Uncertainty is Good for Gold

$XAU, $XAG, $GLD, $GDX, $GOLD, $NEW, $FNV, $AEM, $AU, $RGLD, $KGC, $GFI, $GDX, $GDXJ Investors buy gold for several reasons, but the Key 1 is geopolitical uncertainty, it is a powerful force when it comes to gold demand. With China devaluing its RMB Yuan and halting purchases of US agricultural products in response to President Trump’s additional […]

Gold Gained Friday as US Inflation Offset GDP Data

Gold Gained Friday as US Inflation Offset GDP Data

$GLD, $XAU Gold prices rose Friday, after slipping to more than 1-week lows in the prior session, as soft US inflation numbers offset better-than-expected Q-2 economic growth that kept bets alive for an interest rate cut next week. Spot gold was last seen up 0.4% at $1,419.10 oz Friday, but still on track for the […]

Wall Street Focus: Big Tech and Multinational Industrials

Wall Street Focus: Big Tech and Multinational Industrials

$AAPL, $KO, $CAT, $AMZN, $MCD, $BA, $OIL, $SOY FLASH: Earnings season continues with companies including: Amazon.com, Alphabet, Unilever, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Boeing. Monday, technology shares led gainers among US stocks following mixed sessions in Europe and Asia as investors looked ahead to a busy week of corporate earnings. Crude Oil gained amid tensions in […]

President Trump, “Trade Deal Possible With China’s Xi, Tariffs Could Be Lowered”

President Trump, “Trade Deal Possible With China’s Xi, Tariffs Could Be Lowered”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Investors and Traders in a Wait & See mode for the G-20 Summit this weekend Wednesday, President Trump said that a trade deal with Chinese President Xi is possible this weekend, but he is prepared to impose US tariffs on virtually all remaining Chinese imports if the 2 countries […]

Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, and Litecoin Spiked, Why?

Bitcoin, Ethereum, XRP, and Litecoin Spiked, Why?

$BTC, $FB FLASH: Bitcoin, ethereum, Ripple’s XRP, and litecoin spiked at the weekend, with the largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, Bitcoin, eclipsing the $10,000 psych mark to highs of $11,200 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange. Currently, Bitcoin is trading at: 11,029.28+173.29 (+1.60%)As of 6:07p BST. the market is open. Ethereum, Ripple’s XRP, and litecoin all […]

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 […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Celebrates 90 Yrs of Racing

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Celebrates 90 Yrs of Racing

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is celebrating its 90th anni in racing with a special exhibition at the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, Italy opened on 5 June and will be welcoming visitors until May 2020. The Ferrari you are likely most familiar with celebrated its 70th anniversary back in Y 2017, but the Scuderia Ferrari racing outfit actually predates […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Stock at All Times, Signals More Northside Ahead

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Stock at All Times, Signals More Northside Ahead

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) shares hit all-time highs at $155.54 for a 6th session running. And all of our technical indicators suggests more Northside is ahead for the iconic Italian luxury supercar builder. The data shows that there have been 7X’s in the stock’s history when it was trading near its 52-wk high and the indicators […]

Market Extends Rally Off of Its Best Week in 2019

Market Extends Rally Off of Its Best Week in 2019

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, Investors heavily exposed to US stocks just had their best week YTD. But the rebound has raised several questions related to market behavior, policy and economics. How they are answered will prove consequential not only for market prospects but for the global economy. And, notwithstanding the lack of decisive answers at this stage, […]

Cash is King, Retail Investors Nervous Ahead of Summer

Cash is King, Retail Investors Nervous Ahead of Summer

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Cash is King for investors heading into Summer Increasing a cash buffer is typical during times of economic and geopolitical uncertainty. But data from global wealth managers show that stashing cash has continued at unusually high rates even as global stocks have rallied this year on conflicting signals […]

US Set to ‘Blacklist’ 5 Chinese Firms

US Set to ‘Blacklist’ 5 Chinese Firms

$CNY, $INTC, $QCOM The Trump Administration is considering cutting off the flow of vital American technology to 5 Chinese companies including Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., widening the dragnet beyond Huawei to include world leaders in video surveillance. The US is deliberating whether to add Hikvision, Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co. and several unidentified others to […]

Managed Money Holding Long Bets on the Leadership

Managed Money Holding Long Bets on the Leadership

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Managed money’s lack of conviction in the Y 2019 stock rally has become notorious, but managers retained faith in the Leadership. Hedge funds kept equity exposures light in this year’s advance, the relative size of their biggest Long positions remained “extremely elevated,” according to the latest research from […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Management is ‘Owner Oriented’

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Management is ‘Owner Oriented’

$RACE The shareholder make up of Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) tell us a lot about the company and which group is most powerful. Institutions often own shares in longer established companies, and it is not unusual to see insiders own a fair bit of smaller companies. Shayne and I like Ferrari because it is a business with […]

Gold Price Technical Analysis: Buyers Bet on Fed Rate Cut

Gold Price Technical Analysis: Buyers Bet on Fed Rate Cut

$XAU, $GLD, $XAUUSD FLASH: Strong US economic growth and subdued inflation mean there is no strong argument for a rate hike or cut right now, though business confidence is fragile, a Fed policymaker said Wednesday. “There’s not a strong case to push rates higher when inflation is under control; there’s not a strong case to […]

Bitcoin’s (BTCUSD) Rally Cheers Some, Worries Others

Bitcoin’s (BTCUSD) Rally Cheers Some, Worries Others

$BTCUSD Tuesday, Bitcoin (BTCUSD) hit its highest mark in 10 months, raising hopes among cryptocurrency fans of greater mainstream acceptance, but others urged investor caution. Bitcoin, which lost 75% of its value in Y 2018, has soared by 24% since Friday and more than 2X’d in price so far this year. Currently Bitcoin is trading […]

SEC Approves the Long-Term Stock Exchange

SEC Approves the Long-Term Stock Exchange

$ICE, $NADQ Friday, US regulators approved a new stock exchange that is the brainchild of a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, a move that will give high-growth technology companies more options to list their shares outside of the traditional New York exchanges. The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Friday approved the creation of the Long-Term Stock […]

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