Economy Is Not Slowing Down Over COVID Case Count

Economy Is Not Slowing Down Over COVID Case Count

#economy #COVID #case #FDA #vaccine Friday, White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow disputed concerns voiced by 2 Fed officials who warned this wk of economic worries as the coronavirus epidemic testing continues to count cases across the county.  “I do not think the economy is slowing down,” Mr. Kudlow said. “Let me be more precise. […]

Lockdowns Fuel The People’s Fear and Anxiety…

Lockdowns Fuel The People’s Fear and Anxiety…

#Americans #endurance #fear #anxiety #lockdowns #COVID #chaos #economy #PresidentTrump “Lockdowns will test the patience and endurance of many Americans“– Paul Ebeling Many American workers and businesses face a months-long survival test until COVID vaccines become widely available as spending dives with record daily cases prompting a sudden return to lockdowns. As the result of massive […]

Fed Stays the “Whatever it Takes” Course

Fed Stays the “Whatever it Takes” Course

#Fed #interestrates #stimulus #economy #virus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The Fed kept its dovish monetary policy intact Thursday and pledged again to do whatever it takes in coming months to sustain a US economic recovery threatened by a spreading virus chaos. The policy statement released after the US central bank’s latest two-day meeting did not mention […]

US Economy: An Across the Board Boom

US Economy: An Across the Board Boom

#economy #boom #jobs #PresidentTrump $SPY White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the nation is undergoing “an across the board boom” that means more jobs, particularly because “inventories are at rock bottom.” In an interview last Thursday Mr. Kudlow said he is not confident there would be a virus stimulus package anytime soon. “There is basically an […]

President Trump is Protecting All American Jobs, Blue-collar and White-collar

President Trump is Protecting All American Jobs, Blue-collar and White-collar

#PresidentTrump #immigration #policy #jobs “The Trump Administration will reform the immigration system to prioritise the highest-skilled workers and protect American jobs, it has suspended the H1B Visa program”–Paul Ebeling A hallmark of Donald Trump’s Presidency has been to protect blue-collar workers’ jobs from low wage illegal immigrants. His work to protect the border has ensured […]

President Trump’s Economy Plan a “Clear Contrast” Vs Joe Biden’s

President Trump’s Economy Plan a “Clear Contrast” Vs Joe Biden’s

#PresidentTrump #economy #recovery #taxcuts #strongathome #strongabroad $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX There is a “clear contrast” between President Trump’s economic goals if he’s elected to a 2nd term in office and those that Democratic nominee Joe Biden has planned, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said. “We have published that plan in 1 of the […]

US GDP Will Show Biggest Growth since WWII Just Prior to the Election

US GDP Will Show Biggest Growth since WWII Just Prior to the Election

#PresidentTrump #GDP #election #economy #recovery #roaring #virus “The choice facing America is simple: It is the choice between historic prosperity under my pro-American policies, or crippling poverty and a steep depression under the radical left,” President Trump said in a speech to the Economic Club of New York. Adding, “Under my continued leadership, we will […]

Home Loans Spike with the Strong Economic Recovery

Home Loans Spike with the Strong Economic Recovery

#Home #loans #economic #recovery #Covid19 “Home loans to reach $3.2-T in 2020, Most in 17 yrs“– Paul Ebeling US home mortgage originations are forecast to total $3.18-T this year, the most since Y 2003, as low rates drive a spike in refinancing and purchases, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA). Housing activity has soared […]

New Yorkers Do Not have Hope that Their City will Recover Anytime Soon

New Yorkers Do Not have Hope that Their City will Recover Anytime Soon

#NewYork #NewYorkers #recover #coronavirus $Z “The impact of The China Act of War Virus continues to weigh heavily on the people in New York”–Paul Ebeling New Yorkers who did not flee the city are hunkering down for the Winter. Prices for apartments in New York City have fallen, and were declining for three consecutive years […]

Australia’s Plan to Recover from Deep Recession

Australia’s Plan to Recover from Deep Recession

#Australia #recession #recovery Australia’s Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said Wednesday that the tax cuts forming the centrepiece of the country’s annual budget will not come into effect until December. Mr. Frydenberg Tuesday announced A$17.8-B in personal tax cuts and A$5.2-B in new programs to boost employment in a plan aimed at helping the China virus-ravaged economy […]

The Trump Economy is the Best in 50 Years

The Trump Economy is the Best in 50 Years

#PresidentTrump #economy “The US economy made a dramatic comeback after many years of unemployment and war.” — Paul Ebeling President Trump’s promised rollback of the tax and regulatory schemes implemented from Y 1993 until he was elected, he did triggering the best US economy in 50+ yrs Below are 10 facts since President Trump was […]

President Trump’s Policies Have Created a “Strong Economy”

President Trump’s Policies Have Created a “Strong Economy”

#PresidentTrump #policies #economy President Trump’s policies have helped create jobs and pushed the economy to perform well, even after news of his illness caused the stock market to dip a bit, “The market … recovered during the day, and that jobs report, which the mainstream media tried to play down, was actually very strong,” publisher […]

“We Will Rebuild Prosperity. We did it Once, We will do it Again”

“We Will Rebuild Prosperity. We did it Once, We will do it Again”

#PresidentTrump #rebuild #economy #growth #consumer #conficence “We will rebuild prosperity. We built it once, we will rebuild it again.” –Larry Kudlow White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow vowed that President Trump will continue to push the economy along a path of strong growth in the wake of the China virus chaos. “Regarding his 2nd-term policies to […]

President Trump Opposes Another COVID-19 Economic Shutdown

President Trump Opposes Another COVID-19 Economic Shutdown

#PresidentTrump #recovery #COVID19 #Shutdown President Trump would “in no way” support another economic shutdown should the coronavirus pandemic worsen, White House Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Thursday. “He will completely oppose that,” Mr. Kudlow said on TV. “President Trump today me this yesterday in the Oval, in no way, shape or form will he […]

Fed Survey: 75%+ of US Families said in July They Were “doing okay” Financially

Fed Survey: 75%+ of US Families said in July They Were “doing okay” Financially

#Fed #American #households #virus More than 75% of US families said in July they were “doing okay” financially, or were “living comfortably,” according to a new survey by the Fed. That’s up from 72% in April, when the China virus chaos caused unemployment to peak at 14.7%, and also better than the 75% reported in […]

The China Virus Will Take a ‘Smaller Bite’ Out of the US Economy Than Expected

The China Virus Will Take a ‘Smaller Bite’ Out of the US Economy Than Expected

#Fed #PresidentTrump #economic #recovery #jobs #growth The Fed boosted its view of the American economy’s recovery from the China virus crisis Wednesday, projecting the chaos will take a smaller bite from the economy this year with 3 yrs of steady growth to follow. In new economic projections released along with the FOMC’s latest policy statement, […]

America is Seeing the Fastest, Strongest Recovery from Any Economic Crisis in History

America is Seeing the Fastest, Strongest Recovery from Any Economic Crisis in History

#PresidentTrump #economic #recovery Incomes hit record high and poverty reached record low in Y 2019 Bruce WD Barren, one of America’s most business accoladed turnaround experts in the corporate middle capital market worldwide, says: Get ready America for America will not only see  the era of a new energy – with a second turnaround, especially given the […]

America’s Business Owners Support President Trump Over ‘Slow Joe’ Biden

America’s Business Owners Support President Trump Over ‘Slow Joe’ Biden

#President Trump #business #owners #support The Presidential election is the Top concern of business owners, and most of them want President Trump to win another term in the White House, according to a new survey from UBS.   53% of business owners surveyed said they support President Trump, while 47% said they support former Vice President […]

Yes, Hussein Obama/Biden Created Some Jobs, All Low Paying in Their No Growth Economy

Yes, Hussein Obama/Biden Created Some Jobs, All Low Paying in Their No Growth Economy

#PresidentTump #economy #growth #jobs #virus #ACA Economists who support the economic policies of Messrs Hussein Obama/Biden point out that there were nearly 1.5-M jobs created during the last 3 yrs of the administration than there were during the 1st 3 yrs of The Trump Administration. Factually that is correct but a close look reveals the […]

Workers Shunning Low Paying Jobs in This Recovery

Workers Shunning Low Paying Jobs in This Recovery

#jobs #workers #wages #factories #PresidentTrump America’s warehouse and factory owners are finding they cannot fill jobs without boosting wages. e-Commerce is driving a surge of orders, with US manufacturing expanding in August at its fastest pace since late Y 2018. That has employers moving to bulk up staff to keep production rolling and satisfy demand. […]

US is in a Self-Sustaining Recovery

US is in a Self-Sustaining Recovery

#US #VShape #recovery #economy #jobs #aid #relief #stimulus #PresidentTrump Tuesday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow declared that the United States can survive until the end of the year without another round of aid/relief/stimulus as the nation is in a “self-sustaining recovery.“ “Besides the jobs, we are in a housing boom, autos boom, a consumer spending […]

Job Creation Is Going to Elevate President Trump

Job Creation Is Going to Elevate President Trump

#PresidentTrump #jobs #economy #election #voters #coronavirus Record job creation in the past 4 months after the global coronavirus chaos’ low point are going to give President Trump an election boost, according to economist Steve Moore. “May, June, July and August have been the 4 biggest months of job creation in the history of the United […]

Jobs Report Good, Getting Better, Low Interest Rates to Stay for a Long Time, Do Not Fear September in a Presidential Election Year with the Incumbent Running

Jobs Report Good, Getting Better, Low Interest Rates to Stay for a Long Time, Do Not Fear September in a Presidential Election Year with the Incumbent Running

#PresidentTrump #Powell #Fed #jobs #interest #rates $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VIX $VXX The US financial markets will be closed Monday for Labor Day Friday, Trump Fed Chairman Powell declared the the NFPs employment report for August was “a good one,“and reiterated that the FOMC will keep ultra-accommodative monetary policy (the Fed put) for years to […]

The Trump Policies Work, America’s V-Shaped Recovery is Happening Despite Democrats Sandbagging

The Trump Policies Work, America’s V-Shaped Recovery is Happening Despite Democrats Sandbagging

#Trump #recovery #stocks #exports #housing #sandbagging #Democrats #Republicans $DIA $SPY $QQQ The last recession, from Ys 2007 to 2009, was harsh because of of the meltdowns in the financial and housing markets. The S&P 500 dove 56% from peak to trough, and home values declined 27%. That loss of household wealth took years to recover and scared on […]

US Economic Growth Could Rise 30% in 2-H of this Year, America is Back!

US Economic Growth Could Rise 30% in 2-H of this Year, America is Back!

#US #economy #growth #WhiteHouse #GDP #VShaped #recovery $SPY $QQQ Saturday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow predicted the economy will grow between 20 and 30% for the rest of the year. “20% + growth in the 3rd and 4th Quarters. You can score that,” the veteran financial guru said on TV. “We are going to have […]

President Trump, “An Incredible Comeback is Underway”

President Trump, “An Incredible Comeback is Underway”

#PresidentTrump #economy #comback $QQQ $SPY $GM $F $MMM We are seeing the fastest economic recovery in US history Under President Trump, America built the strongest economy the world has ever seen. The stock market broke and continues to break records, the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest marks in 50 yrs, and income inequality fell as […]

Wall Street Firms Consider Moving Jobs Out of New York City

Wall Street Firms Consider Moving Jobs Out of New York City

#WallStreet #NYC #jobs #economy #technology $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Wall Street gained ground Monday and rising technology shares drove the NAS Comp to another record closing high. Q-2 earnings: 48 companies in the S&P 500 have posted results, with 77.1% of those beating consensus, according to Refinitiv data. In aggregate, analysts now expect S&P […]

Next Trump Aid/Relief/Stimulus Focused on Restarting Schools, Jobs, Cutting Payroll Tax

Next Trump Aid/Relief/Stimulus Focused on Restarting Schools, Jobs, Cutting Payroll Tax

#Aid #Relief #Stimulus #Schools #Jobs #Republicans #Money #PayrollTax Monday, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said the next round of virus relief will center on getting children returning to schools and workers back into jobs. Secretary Mnuchin will have a Key role in negotiating a new aid/relief/stimulus bill with Democrats, spoke at a White House meeting with President […]

President Trump Says: US in a “Good Place”, Rebukes Dr. Doom Fauci on His C-19 Coronavirus Comments

President Trump Says: US in a “Good Place”, Rebukes Dr. Doom Fauci on His C-19 Coronavirus Comments

#PresidentTrump, #C19Coronavirus, #US #China #economy, #WhiteHouse, #NYSE $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Tuesday, President Trump publicly criticized Dr. Anthony ‘Doom’ Fauci for his comments on the C-19 coronavirus chaos, and said the US is in a “good place” despite a rise in virus cases. “Well, I think we are in a good place. I disagree […]

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

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

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

Independence Day Observed Friday for US Markets

Independence Day Observed Friday for US Markets

#IndependenceDay #US #stock #markets #DJIA #NFPs #jobs #investors #PresidentTrump #economy #WhiteHouse #PPP #vaccine #C19coronavirus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Stocks rose Thursday and gained on the week, as investors cheered the resiliency of a US economy that created nearly 5-M jobs in June and the number for May revised to nearly 3-M. President Trump said June’s better-than-expected […]

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 […]

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