Confidence Among US Single-family Homebuilders Up More Than Expected in June…

Confidence Among US Single-family Homebuilders Up More Than Expected in June…

…signaling that the worst of the economic downturn is over as the country reopens after C-19 coronavirus chaos lockdowns. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose 7 pts to 37 in May after a record fall in April. June’s increase was the biggest on record for the index and followed a 7-pt uptick in June. […]

President Trump Hammers Powell, “Fed is Often Wrong”

President Trump Hammers Powell, “Fed is Often Wrong”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $BA $VXX President Trump says the US economy will be back and better than ever next year. Thursday, President Trump hammered the Fed after Fed Chairman Powell offered a grim outlook on the US economy, saying there is a “long road” ahead. “I see the numbers also, and do MUCH better […]

President Trump Praised for Fast Aid/Relief Delivery to The People

President Trump Praised for Fast Aid/Relief Delivery to The People

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) praised The Trump Administration Tuesday for organizing its agencies to deliver medical emergency aid “incredibly quickly,” which helped the country withstand the devastating economic effects of the C-19 coronavirus chaos. CBO director Phillip L. Swagel said Congress moved fast to approve its stimulus bill, while the Treasury Department and the Small Business Administration (SBA) […]

This V-Shaped Recovery is Real

This V-Shaped Recovery is Real

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX As global share markets reversed off of their March lows many people have been struck by what they believe is a contradiction between the economic data and the market’s response. Doomsday stories of great depression unemployment, bankruptcies, collapsing earnings, are out of phase with the fact that stocks are at […]

“We are Almost ‘Out of the Woods'”

“We are Almost ‘Out of the Woods

Last Friday’s NFPs jobs report gave our economy some good news for the 1st time since the C-19 coronavirus chaos shutdowns began, making the American dreams of a “V-shaped” recovery begin to come true, according to a Trump Administration economic adviser. “It was a very, very strong report, and let’s just hope this can continue,” Steven […]

The Next Aid/Relief/Stimulus Legislation to Include Long-Term Economic Fixes

The Next Aid/Relief/Stimulus Legislation to Include Long-Term Economic Fixes

The next C-19 coronavirus chaos aid/relief/stimulus bill should include long-term measures to help fix the the great American economy. “We need to move from rescue assistance to more long-term economic growth incentives,” Larry Kudlow said in a TV interview Friday. He said the next stimulus package should feature measures that pay Americans more to “work, […]

History: US Market Responses During Major Protests and Tragedies

History: US Market Responses During Major Protests and Tragedies

$SPY There is a big gap between what is happening on the streets in America’s cities and the American stock market has confounded lots of both professional and retail investors, this is nothing new. Below is a overview of how similar frames of civil violence and political unrest have played out in the market throughout history, […]

President Trump, “We Are Bringing Our Jobs Back”

President Trump, “We Are Bringing Our Jobs Back”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Friday, President Trump said he expects the US economy to recover from the C-19 coronavirus outbreak even faster than predicted after Friday’s jobs report showed a surprise gain of millions of jobs, but warned against electing Democrats in November. “The only thing that can stop us is bad policy,” PresidentTrump […]

Boeing (NYSE:BA) Leads the Broad Market Due North

Boeing (NYSE:BA) Leads the Broad Market Due North

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Wall Street rallied Wednesday with the NAS Comp approaching record highs as signs of an economic recovery from the Medical Malpractice chaos instant recession. Financials, industrials and tech pushed the 3 major US stock indexes well into the Green. The S&P 500 and the NAS Comp each posted their 4th day […]

President Trump Does Not Doubt that the US Economy Will Be Surging in Q’s 3 and 4

President Trump Does Not Doubt that the US Economy Will Be Surging in Q’s 3 and 4

The silver lining following the C-19 coronavirus chaos is that there is nowhere to go but up for the US economy. President Trump and the economists aligned with his Administration, who expect the easing of economic restrictions to unleash pent-up demand. “I think the 3rd quarter is going to be a huge growth quarter, we […]

The Result of the Medical Malpractice Lockdown is the Disaster

The Result of the Medical Malpractice  Lockdown is the Disaster

Those saying we had to sacrifice the economy to save lives have succeeded in only the former, The Wall Street Journal writes in a scathing rebuke of lockdowns at all costs amid the global C-19 coronavirus chaos. “The tradeoff isn’t between lives and livelihoods,” WS-Jeditorial board concluded. “The policy goal has to be to protect both as […]

President Trump on the Unemployment Report: “I Can Bring It Back”

President Trump on the Unemployment Report: “I Can Bring It Back”

Friday, President Trump said a government report Friday showing massive US job losses from the C-19 coronavirus chaos is not a surprise and that he should not be blamed for it. The Labor Department announced Friday that the US lost 20.5-M jobs in April, as the nation enacted practices that collapsed the economy. The unemployment rate […]

The SEC Responds to Small Business with a Generous ‘Up from the Ashes’ Program

The SEC Responds to Small Business with a Generous ‘Up from the Ashes’ Program

In response to the devastating effects the C-19 coronavirus chaos is having on small businesses, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on 4 May 2020 adopted a temporary final rule to make it easier for existing businesses to raise up to $250,000 through Regulation Crowdfunding. Under the relaxed rules, which are in effect only until […]

Be Confident, America’s Jobs Will Rebound

Be Confident, America’s Jobs Will Rebound

Early Friday, the US jobs report for April will be released, it is expected to reflect a record-setting unemployment rate of 16%, but Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia said Tuesday he has “reason for confidence” that the economy will rebound quickly from the drastic hit it suffered from the C-19 coronavirus chaos. “We got to this […]

Fed Stands Pat on Fed Funds Rates, Laments “Heartbreaking” Damage to America (Video)

Fed Stands Pat on Fed Funds Rates, Laments “Heartbreaking” Damage to America (Video)

Wednesday afternoon, Federal Chairman Powell said the coronavirus has brought the economy to an “abrupt halt” and it was uncertain how long the slowdown would last, as officials held interest rates near Zero, and pledged to keep them there until the nation was back on track. “Economic activity will likely drop at an unprecedented rate […]

Millions Unemployed, Homebuilding Collapses in Virus Chaos, Did We Really Need This?

Millions Unemployed, Homebuilding Collapses in Virus Chaos, Did We Really Need This?

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX To date a record 22-M Americans have filed for unemployment benefits over the past month, with millions more filing claims last week, thus wiping out all the job gains since the Great Recession and underscoring the toll on the economy from extraordinary measures to control the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The […]

The Key to America’s Economic Recovery and Reform are Non-profits

The Key to America’s Economic Recovery and Reform are Non-profits

The nonprofit sector of the economy does not get much attention when it comes to economic strategy and development. There are a couple of hundred thousand nonprofit organizations in California and millions in the nation; they range from large hospitals, universities, and medical foundations to food pantries and storefront churches. Most nonprofits do not have […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Coronavirus Broke Globalism

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Coronavirus Broke Globalism

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Just In: Southeast Asian stock markets inched higher Monday, tracking global equities that gained due to a slowdown in coronavirus-related deaths and new infections Last Week’s US Stock Market View Technical Analysis: The action in the major US stock indexes over the past few sessions was almost identical as large-cap […]

‘Painful’ Economy Will Turn Around in Weeks

‘Painful’ Economy Will Turn Around in Weeks

Friday, President Trump senior economic advisor Larry Kudlow said the United States’ economic situation will continue to be painful throughout upcoming weeks because of the damages caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but conditions may start to turn around in the next 4 to 8 wks, “This is not going to last throughout the year,” Mr. […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, World Vs Coronavirus

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, World Vs Coronavirus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $JPM Just in: JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) says the stock market rout has probably past its worst now. Again, there is something really different about the COVIS-19 coronavirus and the world’s reaction to it, the reaction is unprecedented, and scary. The past 4 wks have seen huge responses not only from central […]

Sentiment is a Volatile Motivator

Sentiment is a Volatile Motivator

$VXX $USD $GBP $EUR $XAU $GLD Keeping tabs on the overall market correlation across assets on the risk or safe haven side was my focus at the weekend. Even though things eased last week with over $5-T in sidelined cash coming back in just 4 days, circumstances might see it snap back into the Bear’s […]

MPA says President Trump’s Virus Aid Package Provides “Critical Relief”

MPA says President Trump’s Virus Aid Package Provides “Critical Relief”

The $2.2-T package is a much-needed lifeline for the shuttered movie business. As movie theaters across the United States remain dark, movie productions stay shuttered and thousands find themselves out of work for the near future, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) welcomed the passage of federal aid Friday, hoping to bring urgently needed relief to […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Financial World Vs the Coronavirus

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Financial World Vs the Coronavirus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX There is something very different about the coronavirus and the world’s reaction to it. That reaction is unprecedented, and unnerving. The past 4 wks have seen huge responses from central banks which were confident in the global economic outlook and in no hurry to move on rates. Since then we […]

Coronavirus Shutdown is Not a Recession but an Investment in Survival

Coronavirus Shutdown is Not a Recession but an Investment in Survival

As the coronavirus sequesters millions of Americans and shuts down the US economy, it should be thought of as an investment in public health that lays the groundwork for a rapid rebound. That is the view of St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard, who argues that a potential $2.5-T hit coming to the economy […]

The Outsourcing of Jobs, What it has Meant to America and Americans

The Outsourcing of Jobs, What it has Meant to America and Americans

Make American, Hire American, Buy American The Big Q: What has the decline in American manufacturing meant for the average American? The Big A: 1. America eventually became poorer, and saw downgrade of its standard of living. As progressively more manufacturers moved abroad, the flow of money out of the country exceeded the benefits of […]

President Trump Vows Federal Aid Until Economy Recovers From Coronavirus Attack

President Trump Vows Federal Aid Until Economy Recovers From Coronavirus Attack

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “Once we get the economy back, it is gonna all come back to us very quickly.” Friday, President Trump vowed to keep pushing for more federal spending until the economy recovers from the coronavirus outbreak, and said Americans can expect “much more” than $1,000 checks from the government. At a […]

“Really Good News” Jobs!

“Really Good News” Jobs!

With a Quarter Million New Jobs Added In February, the US Has Topped What Experts Predicted for All Of 2020 in Only 2 Months The nearly 550,000 jobs added in January and February alone topped what the Congressional Budget Office predicted for all of Y 2020 . The 273,000 jobs added in February brought the total number of jobs […]

Atlanta Fed Raises GDP Estimate to 3.1% + The World Markets and Commodities Wrap

Atlanta Fed Raises GDP Estimate to 3.1% + The World Markets and Commodities Wrap

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $XAU, $XAG, $CU, $OIL, $USO, $VXX FLASH: The S&P 500 staged a 70-pt rally during the final hr of trade, which led to a significant improvement in final sector standings, though all 11 sectors finished in the Red. The US economy is likely growing at a 3.1% annualized rate in Q-1, […]

“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 […]

The Social Contract in the 21st Century

The Social Contract in the 21st Century

McKinsey Global Institute February 2020 Report Subject: Economic outcomes and the relationship between individuals and institutions have shifted for workers, consumers, and savers in advanced economies. Life has changed substantially for individuals in advanced economies in the 1st 2 decades of the 21st Century as a result of trends including disruptions in technology, globalization, the economic […]

“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 […]

2020 Black Swan, China Virus Impact May Help US Job Market

2020 Black Swan, China Virus Impact May Help US Job Market

Thursday, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said he does not want to take a “victory lap” concerning the deadly coronavirus outbreak, but he speculated that the disease will help “accelerate” the return of jobs to the United States. “The fact is, it does give businesses yet another thing to consider when they go through their […]

Housing Upswing will Bolster Economy

Housing Upswing will Bolster Economy

$LEN, $TOL, $KBH A revitalized US housing market will help keep the economy moving along despite a potential threat posed by a derailment in corporate spending. Home construction outlays, which account for almost 4% of GDP increased for a 5th month running in November, marking a welcome departure from a yearlong slowdown. Buyers, their confidence […]

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 […]

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 […]

President Trump Elated as the Financial Markets Post Fresh Record Highs

President Trump Elated as the Financial Markets Post Fresh Record Highs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $AAPL, $AMD President Trump cheered as US stocks posted record high closes on Thursday as optimism about a US-China trade deal firmed and as Apple and other market heavyweights posted strong gains. “STOCK MARKET AT ALL-TIME HIGH! HOW ARE YOUR 401K’S DOING? 70%, 80%, 90% up? Only 50% up! What are you […]

Winning the Pro-Trump Argument with Family and Friends

Winning the Pro-Trump Argument with Family and Friends

Family holidays. Full of love. Full of laughter. And full of the inevitable conversations with the family liberal who just does not want to believe how great America is doing with President Trump in office. Thanks to President Donald Trump, the American energy revolution is now underway. America is now the world’s largest oil producer […]

Over 7,000,000 Jobs Created Under President Trump’s Policies, America is Working!

Over 7,000,000 Jobs Created Under President Trump’s Policies, America is Working!

President Trump has “added more than 7 million jobs” during his time in office, a Treasury official said at the weekend. Monica Crowley, Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the Treasury Department, gave in a radio interview following the administration’s announcement last Friday that payrolls increased by 266,000 in November, far above Wall Street expectations. […]

Signs Point to Weak NFPs Report, We Wait, We See…

Signs Point to Weak NFPs Report, We Wait, We See…

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US stocks recover from oversold condition, soft data boosts rate-cut expectations. The recent ADP job numbers suggest that employers are either having difficulty filling positions, are hiring fewer people due to weaker demand, or both. The lowest manufacturing jobs gauge since Y 2016. Slower private hiring. A sharp drop in […]

China Facing “Real” Problems, Trade Uncertainty Abound

China Facing “Real” Problems, Trade Uncertainty Abound

Thursday, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that trade uncertainty issues are giving China “real” structural problems, as the nation’s supply chains are starting to “hollow out.” “China is no longer really the cheapest place in the world to manufacture,” Secretary Ross said in a TV interview, adding the US does not know what China wants […]

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 […]

Fed Chairman Powell Does Not See Recession: Mission “Sustain Expansion”

Fed Chairman Powell Does Not See Recession: Mission “Sustain Expansion”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The stock market finished mixed Friday; the S&P 500 (+0.1%) and DJIA (+0.3%) closed just above unchanged, while the NAS Comp (-0.2%) and Russell 2000 (-0.4%) closed slightly lower. On Friday, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the most likely outlook for the US and world economy is continued moderate growth, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fed Rate Cut is a Step in the Right Direction

Fed Rate Cut is a Step in the Right Direction

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Employment report showed solid jobs growth in July Major averages found buying support at 50-Day MAs INDUSTRY WATCH Strong: Real Estate, Utilities, Consumer Staples Weak: Information Technology, Energy, Materials The CBOE Volatility Index has come down from prior levels. Currently, the VIX is up 0.7 pts, or 4.4%, to 18.61. […]

Every Portfolio Needs at Least 10% of Gold

Every Portfolio Needs at Least 10% of Gold

$XAU, $GLD, $USD, $EUR Shayne and I see gold testing to $1384ish and then setting up to drive North, potentially topping $1,500 oz, as interest rates head lower, central banks extend purchases, and uncertainty surrounding geopolitics and cryptocurrencies fans demand. Gold on the COMEX finished -1.4% to $1400.95 oz. “I love gold,” said Mark Mobius, […]

US Job Growth Tops Forecast

US Job Growth Tops Forecast

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

Fed Needs More Information to Support Rate

Fed Needs More Information to Support Rate

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Tuesday, a Fed policymaker expressed skepticism that an interest rate cut is the right move until there are more signs the economy is moving to a truly weaker path. “I prefer to gather more information before considering a change in our monetary policy stance,” Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester said in […]

Utah’s Tech People Shortage

Utah’s Tech People Shortage

The technology industry is seeing unprecedented growth all over the country. The state of Utah is experiencing that growth just as much or more than any other. The problem is that the supply of skilled tech workers is not meeting the demand. Now Utah is aiming to solve the need for more skilled tech workers within the […]

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

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

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

Hiring in US Hits Record Highs

Hiring in US Hits Record Highs

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

US Consumers Upbeat

US Consumers Upbeat

US consumer debt increased by the most in 5 months in April and topped estimates, suggesting more upbeat sentiment among Americans is supporting borrowing and spending. Total credit expanded $17.5-B from the prior month following an upwardly revised $11-B gain in March, Federal Reserve figures showed Friday. Revolving debt outstanding increased the most since November while non-revolving […]

US Economy Growing Despite Jobs Slowdown

US Economy Growing Despite Jobs Slowdown

Under President Trump the US economy is continuing to grow, despite a  jobs report that showed job growth had slowed down sharply in May while wages rose less than expected. “We have had extraordinary job growth over the past couple of years, record job growth,” VP Mike Pence’s Chief of Staff Marc Short told reporters. “Unemployment is at a […]

A Fiat-Chrysler/Renault Merger Will Require “Quite a bit of creativity.”

A Fiat-Chrysler/Renault Merger Will Require “Quite a bit of creativity.”

$FCAU, $RNLSY Fiat Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU) crafted and presented a balanced merger of equals to Renault (NASDAQ:RNLSY) Monday to tackle the costs of far-reaching technological and regulatory changes by creating the world’s 3rd-biggest automaker. If it goes ahead, the $37-B tie-up would alter the landscape for rivals including General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Peugeot maker PSA Group […]

S&P 500 Up for 7 Day’s Running Seeing 2900 Next

S&P 500 Up for 7 Day’s Running Seeing 2900 Next

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: The S&P 500 gained 0.5% Friday in a broad-based advance that was supported by a Goldilocks Employment Situation Report for March. The benchmark index advanced for the 7th session running, increasits its weekly gainer to 2.1%, and closed within 10 points of the 2900 level. The US labor market […]

US Consumer Sentiment on High Income Optimism

US Consumer Sentiment on High Income Optimism

FLASH: US consumer sentiment rose by more than expected as optimism picked up for incomes and the economy, suggesting support for growth in coming months. The University of Michigan’s (MSI) preliminary March sentiment index advanced to 97.8, the highest this year, compared with the median forecast of 95.6 in a Bloomberg survey of economists, according to […]

Tuesday the Broad Market Extends the Gains Off Friday’s Recovery

Tuesday the Broad Market Extends the Gains Off Friday’s Recovery

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Small businesses see bright future ahead Most S&P 500 sectors finish with gains Softening Consumer Price Index for February reinforced notion Fed will be patient US Treasury yields even lower Optimism among small companies in the US improved in February, snapping a 5-month losing streak that was the longest […]

Global Economy Hits Weakest Patch Since Financial Crisis

Global Economy Hits Weakest Patch Since Financial Crisis

The global economy’s softened throughout Y 2018 has left the pace of expansion the weakest since the global financial crisis a decade ago. A new GDP tracker puts world growth at 2.1% on a Q-Q annualized basis, down from about 4% in the middle of last year. While there is a chance that the economy […]

Fed Responsible for Q-1 Slowdown, Stifling Trump Economy

Fed Responsible for Q-1 Slowdown, Stifling Trump Economy

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Fed stifling The Trump Economy The anti-Trump media is pointing to the economic slowdown, but economist Stephen Moore puts the blame on the Fed’s economist policy during our blockbuster Trump economy. “I’m a little worried about the economy slowing down a little bit, but we still have a blockbuster […]

Ignore “Very Fluky” Weak Jobs Report

Ignore “Very Fluky” Weak Jobs Report

FLASH: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Friday’s weak jobs report is “very fluky,” and he would advise not paying “any attention to it.” “I think you have timing issues with respect to the government shutdown. Winter, seasonal issues,” he said. “I think it’s very fluky. I would not pay any attention to it […]

Key Tell: Watch Labor Participation Rate in US Jobs

Key Tell: Watch Labor Participation Rate in US Jobs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Job creation and wage growth are still important things to watch for in the monthly NFP report for February that will be released Friday. The other partial indicators already suggest that the labor market will remain solid. The focus now will be on the labor-force participation rate because the […]

“Green New Deal Will Destroy Our Economy”

“Green New Deal Will Destroy Our Economy”

FLASH: Larry Kudlow: ‘The Green New Deal Will Literally Destroy the Economy” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow warns that Democrats proposing to overturn The Trump Administration’s success by offering socialist policies will derail economic growth. “I do notwant us to stand idly. I don’t want to let this stuff fester. I want it challenged, […]

Powell Sees Solid, but Slower US Economic Growth in 2019

Powell Sees Solid, but Slower US Economic Growth in 2019

The US economy will grow at a solid though slower pace in Y 2019 and the Fed will remain “patient” in deciding whether to further raise interest rates, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday. Chairman Powell reaffirmed the policy shift made by the Fed last month, telling a Senate Banking Committee hearing that “crosscurrents and […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment Tops Forecasts

US Homebuilder Sentiment Tops Forecasts

The sentiment among US homebuilders rose in February for a 2nd month runnning exceeded all forecasts, as lower mortgage rates and a strong labor market help stabilize demand. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose to 62 from 58 amid broad improvement on gauges of sales, expectations and buyer traffic, data released Tuesday […]

US Consumer Sentiment Comes Back

US Consumer Sentiment Comes Back

The measure of US consumer sentiment improved for the 1st time in 5 weeks as political tension in Washington eased after the longest government shutdown in the country’s history. The Consumer Comfort Index rose to 58.2 last week from 57.4, according to a report Thursday. A measure of ratings about personal finances climbed to a […]

President Trump Policies Ended Dems ‘War on Business’

President Trump Policies Ended Dems ‘War on Business’

FLASH: Socialist Ideas are Crazy! The White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow praised President Trump’s comments on socialism during his State of the Union address, saying America should remain a “nation of entrepreneurs who thrive from freedom and growth.” Mr. Kudlow blasted “these crazy anti-growth, anti-incentive, anti-business, anti-reward policies coming out of the opposition party.” […]

Stock Market Reflects President Trump’s Solid Economy

Stock Market Reflects President Trump’s Solid Economy

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX President Trump will enjoy the backdrop of a solid economy as he delivers his 2nd State of the Union address Tuesday evening. The President will point to the latest signs of US economic strength: Friday’s jobs report showed that employers added the most jobs in January in nearly a year. […]

Jobs Report Reminded Investors the US Economy is Strong and Business is Good

Jobs Report Reminded Investors the US Economy is Strong and Business is Good

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US Jobs Report for January provided reminder that US labor market remained strong despite growth worries, market volatility, and partial government shutdown. Plus, January ISM Manufacturing Index up higher than expected at 56.6 (consensus 53.6), business is good too. Foxconn Technology Group (2454:TW) said Friday that after its Chairman […]

The USA is the ‘Hottest Economy in World’

The USA is the ‘Hottest Economy in World’

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the indicators for the USA show that America is the ‘hottest economy’ in the world. He predicted the next monthly unemployment report will likely shock naysayers.  Mr. Kudlow said the economy will snap back from any “glitch” created by partial government shutdown, as that […]

The Key Reasons for Australia to Exit the Paris Accord Now

The Key Reasons for Australia to Exit the Paris Accord Now

It is urgent that all Australian politicians understand the dangers in the Paris Climate Agreement. Here are the Key Reasons to EXIT PARIS NOW: The science is not settled – hundreds of scientists in Australia and thousands more throughout the world reject the theory that human production of CO2 (carbon dioxide) is driving dangerous global […]

Fed Follows President Trump’s Lead, Stocks Soar

Fed Follows President Trump’s Lead, Stocks Soar

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 gained 3.4% Friday, as Fed Chairman Powell signaled patience and flexibility on rates in light of stronger-than-expected jobs data. The DJIA (+3.3%), the NAS Comp (+4.3%), and the Russell 2000 (+3.8%) also marked strong gains to finish the week + 1.6%, 2.3%, and 3.2%, respectively. All 11 […]

Exhausted Central American Asylum-seekers Gather in Tijuana

Exhausted Central American Asylum-seekers Gather in Tijuana

Exhausted Central American Asylum-seekers Gather in Tijuana Nearly 2,000 caravan migrants reached the US border in at Tijuana, Mexico Thursday, with more coming in a trickle of buses. The City of Tijuana, with its privately run shelters operating well above their capacity of 700, opened the gymnasium and gated sport complex for up to 1,000 […]

Former Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Employee Charged with Embezzling $9.3-M from the Company

Former Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Employee Charged with Embezzling $9.3-M from the Company

Former Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Employee Charged with Embezzling $9.3-M from the Company $TSLA, $VLKAY A former Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) employee was charged by a federal grand jury today of embezzling roughly $9.3-M from Elon Musk’s electric car company over the course of 2 years. The indictment comes as the result of an FBI inquiry. The employee Salil […]

Roaring Trump Economy Benefits ‘Blue Collar’ Worker the Most

Roaring Trump Economy Benefits ‘Blue Collar’ Worker the Most

Roaring Trump Economy Benefits ‘Blue Collar’ Worker the Most Monday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says American blue-collar workers are the ones most benefiting from President Donald Trump’s robust economic growth. “We’re running solidly. You know who the biggest beneficiaries are? Blue-collar workers. Take a look at the numbers,”  the veteran financial guru and […]

The Strong Trump Economy is Real, Not a ‘Sugar High’

The Strong Trump Economy is Real, Not a ‘Sugar High’

The Strong Trump Economy is Real, Not a ‘Sugar High’ “Wow! The U.S. added 250,000 Jobs in October, Unemployment at 3.7%, Wages UP! Keep it going, Vote Republican!” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says that the strong Trump economy is not a sugar high. The veteran financial guru and former Ronald Reagan adviser spoke to reporters […]

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