Gold’s Long Term Prospect Is “Up, Up, Up”

Gold’s Long Term Prospect Is “Up, Up, Up”

$GLD, $XAU, $BTC, $USD Investment guru, Mark Mobius, gave a blanket endorsement to buying gold, saying accumulating bullion will reap long-term rewards as leading central banks loosen monetary policy and the rise of cryptocurrencies serves only to reinforce demand for genuinely hard assets. “Gold’s long-term prospect is up, up and up, and the reason why […]

Capital ‘Flying’ from Hong Kong

Capital ‘Flying’ from Hong Kong

$USD $HKD Residents of Hong Kong are swapping their Hong Kong dollars for other currencies as political unrest affects the local currency, the WS-J reports. Hong Kong’s currency sharply weakened against the USD starting last July, which analysts partly attribute to outflows.  The FT reports Hong Kong’s 10 richest people lost about $15-B since that time. […]

The Huge Managed Money Has More Faith in Stocks Than Bonds

The Huge Managed Money Has More Faith in Stocks Than Bonds

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) investment management unit oversees about $1.7-T. and while it is still waiting for better entry levels to buy the dip, it continues to favor equities and credit over government bonds in a rejection of growing fears of an imminent recession. Goldie expects the Fed to lower rates […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH and Saying it Again: Stocks overreacted to the FOMC’s rate decision in the minds of investors, WH advisor calling for an emergency meeting of the committee to cut rates further. President Trump plays the tariff card to pressure Fed Chairman Powell, The market has become susceptible to every China headline, nothing new. […]

President Trump Knows How to Deal, We Will Get China Trade Deal His Way

President Trump Knows How to Deal, We Will Get China Trade Deal His Way

Sunday on TV, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said he is optimistic about a trade deal with China because doing business deals is President Donald Trump’s strong suit. In a network TV interview, Mr. Navarro said he is optimistic that the President will “do the right thing for America“in negotiating with China. “One thing […]

President Trump, “Fed Behind Market Turmoil, Not Trade War”

President Trump, “Fed Behind Market Turmoil, Not Trade War”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wednesday, President Trump targeted Fed policy as the reason for this recent market turmoil. In raising interest rates 4X last year “the Federal Reserve acted far too quickly, and now is very, very late,” in reversing itself and cutting borrowing costs, President Trump tweeted. “Too bad, so much to gain on […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE): “We have no reason to change drivers”

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE): “We have no reason to change drivers”

$RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) team manager Mattia Binotto says there is no reason to change Ferrari drivers. Mattia Binotto says Ferrari will head into Y 2020 with an unchanged driver lineup. There has been high speculation about the future of Sebastian Vettel, with the latest theory being that he could return to Red Bull Racing next […]

President Trump Drops Some Tariffs on Chinese Goods, Stocks Rally

President Trump Drops Some Tariffs on Chinese Goods, Stocks Rally

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US stocks rallied Tuesday after the White House announced that it will delay the 10% tariff rate for some items imported from China until 15 December. President Trump told reporters he wanted to delay the tariffs so consumers would not be hurt during the Christmas shopping season and said he […]

People are asking: “How do I Play This Gold Rush?”

People are asking: “How do I Play This Gold Rush?”

$XAU, $GLD, $GLX, $IAU, $GLDM, $BAR, $GS For investors seeking a safe-haven from the volatile stock market as trade disputes and global growth concerns persist are chasing the latest gold rush, growth is one of the most important factors to consider Gold prices last week topped $1,500 oz for the 1st time in 6 years, […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 60 Yrs of Supercar Evolution

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) 60 Yrs of Supercar Evolution

$RACE Picturing and Specking the 250 GTO to the SF90 Stradale from the Maranello Outfit over 60 Yrs. Here is a Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) evolution video of some of the greatest cars ever made anywhere, they are all Italian Supercars. Few brands can rival the performance or pedigree of Ferrari, whether it’s a front-engined GT machine or […]

US Economic Growth Short of President Trump’s Goals

US Economic Growth Short of President Trump’s Goals

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX President Trump blames the Fed for putting the US economy at risk while data shows an economy in “reasonably good” shape, as the Chairman of the central bank recently said. But,”reasonably good” is not what President Trump promised to deliver during his Y 2016 campaign, and at this point he […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Stocks overreacted to the FOMC’s rate decision in the minds of investors, WH advisor calling for an emergency meeting of the committee to cut rates further. President Trump plays the tariff card to pressure Fed Chairman Powell, . The market has become susceptible to every China headline, nothing new. […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Wows Investors with its Stock’s Performance & New Supercars

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Wows Investors with its Stock’s Performance & New Supercars

$RACE With its Q-2 Y 2019 release, Ferrari  (NYSE:RACE)  delivered another strong Quarter of financial results. The company met Quarterly expectations and confirmed its financial guidance for the year. The strong results were overshadowed by the discussion of Ferrari’s 2 new models on the call, including the company’s 1st hybrid Supercar. Ferrari’s Q-2 Y 2019 numbers: […]

F1: Vettel: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Not in Control of Formula One Racing

F1: Vettel: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Not in Control of Formula One Racing

$RACE Sebastian Vettel believes his Ferrari F1 team is “quite far” from its ambition of being able to control races given its performance is so track dependent this season. Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has shown enough pace to be in contention at several races this season but goes into the summer break without a victory in 12 […]

President Trump Demands Strong Rate Cut, Market Turns a Solid Green, Wall Street Loves ‘Cheap Money’

President Trump Demands Strong Rate Cut, Market Turns a Solid Green, Wall Street Loves ‘Cheap Money’

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $USD, $VXX The US stock market finished solidly in the Green Thursday, as trade anxiety subsided and investors embraced a risk-on mindset. The S&P 500 advanced 1.9%, which extended its 2-day bounce to 112 pts, or 4.0%, from its session low Wednesday.  Thursday, President Trump again expressed dissatisfaction with USD’s strength, […]

Savvy Money is Betting Both Sides of the US-China Trade Dispute

Savvy Money is Betting Both Sides of the US-China Trade Dispute

$SPY, $SPX Hedge-fund billionaire Ray Dalio advised savvy investors to bet on “both horses in the race” amid rising trade tensions between the US and China. He argued that investors still have a historic opportunity to buy into China as it opens up its markets to foreign investments. “Would you have not wanted to invest with […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Has a Waiting List for it Supercars

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Has a Waiting List for it Supercars

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) cars are not easy to buy, command a high price and there is a waiting list. Ferrari needs no introduction, its brand perhaps the most recognizable in the world, it is synonymous with professional motor-sports racing and an upscale lifestyle. Ferrari defines its own category of luxury sports cars and does not compete […]

No One Has a Straight Answer as to Why Gold is in a Strong Bull Market

No One Has a Straight Answer as to Why Gold is in a Strong Bull Market

$XAU, $GLD, $USD FLASH: The precious Yellow metal is now acting like the Key safe-haven from the world’s problems. Gold prices spiked Monday rising 1.5% to new 6-year highs. Gold is the play within the trade dispute between Presidents Trump and Xi. Gold risen 17% since the moment last December when President Trump declared, “I am a […]

Investment Strategy: Buy US Stocks on the Dip

Investment Strategy: Buy US Stocks on the Dip

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FlASH: The implied likelihood for a 50-bpts rate cut at the September FOMC meeting climbed to 23.5% Vs 1.5%. Friday, according to the CME FedWatch Tool. Expectations for the Fed to step up its easing efforts amid increased risks to the economic outlook expounded the flight-to-safety in gold and US […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Last week the market was in consolidation mode and tested the 50-Day MA’s and bounced and… 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 […]

Investment Thoughts, No Recession in Sight

Investment Thoughts, No Recession in Sight

Investment thoughts FLASH: President Trump continues to hammer the Fed, and the market smells the cheap money coming. Pundits are calling for the Fed to stick to its mandate and ignore the usual election cycle games. A broadside about the ineffective trade policies and the damage that is doing to growth, employment and price stability […]

Capitalism Vs Socialism

Capitalism Vs Socialism

Capitalism and Socialism are both economic schools of thought that are to an extent virtually opposite of each other. Understanding the differences between them is important as it can help you understand a great deal about economic discussion and thought. Capitalism: To each their own. Markets should be free of government intervention and the principles of supply […]

S&P 500, NAS Comp Drive Due North to All-time Highs

S&P 500, NAS Comp Drive Due North to All-time Highs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 (+0.5%) and NAS Comp (+0.9%) set new records highs on Wednesday, driven by big gainers in semiconductor stocks and by shares of companies that beat earnings estimates, the Russell 2000 rose 1.6%. The DJIA lost 0.3% on losses in Boeing (BA 361.43, -11.54, -3.1%) and Caterpillar (CAT 131.91, -6.19, -4.5%) following disappointing earnings […]

Good News and Earnings are Driving This Market

Good News and Earnings are Driving This Market

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Wall Street Liked the Trade News and Earnings Reports Moving this Market S&P 500 closes above 3000, boosted by encouraging trade news and positive earnings, guidance from widely-held companies High-level trade talks will reportedly continue in China next week from Monday to Wednesday 10 of 11 S&P 500 sectors […]

Big Pharma Earnings Up Next Week

Big Pharma Earnings Up Next Week

$ABBV, $BAX, $BIIB, $BMY, $BXX, $CELG, $MRK, $WST Biotech stocks had a muted performance last week, as Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) kick started Q-2 reporting season for big pharma companies, beating forecasts and an upward adjustment to its FY sales guidance. Below are the Key catalysts for the week ahead, as follows: Conferences 10th International AIDS Society, or […]

Gold Dipped on Mixed Economic Data

Gold Dipped on Mixed Economic Data

$GLD, $XAU, $USD Gold prices turned lower Tuesday after a strong retail sales reading sparked buying interest in the USD and pushed Treasury yields higher. Retail sales gained 0.4% in June, outpacing consensus forecasts for a meager 0.1% advance, the positive reading pushed the .DXY and bond yields higher. The USD-denominated precious Yellow metal reacts negatively […]

Earnings Season ‘Kicks Off’ in Earnest This Week

Earnings Season ‘Kicks Off’ in Earnest This Week

$JPM, $MS, $GS, $BAC, $MSFT, $NFLX FLASH: Traders will focus on the start to Q-2 earnings season this week. Big banks including JP Morgan Chase (NYSE:JPM), Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) and Bank of America (NYSE:BAC), along with Netflix (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) report Quarterly results this week, setting the tone for the rest […]

“Bitcoin is fun, but it is a lot more fun at 100X leverage”

“Bitcoin is fun, but it is a lot more fun at 100X leverage”

$BTC, $BTCUSD, $FB FLASH: Bitcoin (BTC) was on life support 6 months ago, with prices at about 20% of their record highs, disappointing the world of cryptocurrency enthusiasts who had grown use to extreme moves North and South in the virtual currency. Then last week’s Asia Blockchain Summit in Taipei highlighted how volatility is back, […]

Wall Street Finishes at Record Highs, Powell’s Remarks Boost Rate Cut Probability to 100%

Wall Street Finishes at Record Highs, Powell’s Remarks Boost Rate Cut Probability to 100%

$DIA, $QQQ, $SPY, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Stocks gained as investors interpret Fed Chairman Powell’s testimony before the House indicated a rate cut soon. Wednesday, US stocks finished higher on hopes of an interest rate cut later this month were signaled by Fed Chairman Powell’s commen to Congress that the central bank would “act as appropriate” […]

Bitcoin Jumped Back Above $11,000

Bitcoin Jumped Back Above $11,000

$BTCUSD, $BTC FLASH: Bitcoin spiked Wednesday in a 2nd day of gainser, prompting speculation that the recent correction may have run its course. Bitcoin jumped 6.75% to $11,272.4 on the Investing.com Index by 12:38 PM EDT (16:38 GMT). Currently, Bitcoin is trading at: 11,241.9805+85.39 (+0.7654%),as of 3:12a BST, the market is open. The typically volatile […]

The Recent Rise and Fall of Cryptocurrencies

The Recent Rise and Fall of Cryptocurrencies

$BTC,$BTCUSD Bitcoin’s (BTC) rise was meteoric this week and its decline has been just as swift. The speculation frenzy over Bitcoin pushed its price to nearly $14,000 Wednesday, its highest mark since January 2018. Bitcoin, the largest digital asset reversed after a prominent cryptocurrency exchange reported an outage Wednesday. The retreat accelerated Thursday and put […]

Bitcoin (BTC) Surges, is this Another ‘Climax’ Run?

Bitcoin (BTC) Surges, is this Another ‘Climax’ Run?

$BTC, $BTCUSD, $FB Bitcoin (BTC) prices and related cryptocurrencies and stocks ran up again Wednesday, continuing a strong rebound that has intensified with last week’s Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) announcement that it is entering the crypto space. Prices have surged roughly 40% since Friday, with the digital currency now flashing signs of a possible ‘climax‘ run. The last time […]

Gold Prices Continue to Drive North

Gold Prices Continue to Drive North

$XAU, $GLD, $USD Gold markets extended the rally Monday, that being the case, the 1400 psych mark underneath should offer support, and notably it is a large, round, psychologically significant mark. As long as the price holds above that mark, this market is Bullish to Very Bullish, but there is lots of support marks underneath […]

Wall Street: “Sanders Student Debt Plan Could Bring More Pain”

Wall Street: “Sanders Student Debt Plan Could Bring More Pain”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Every time a significant transaction tax has been tried, it has either been gutted or eliminated due to its failure to collect anything close to projected revenue and its impact on capital markets. Got that Bernie? American Communist Presidential hopeful, Senator Bernie Sancers (I-VT) proposed a plan Monday to […]

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 […]

Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) Among “The Most Attractive Consumer Stocks”

Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) Among “The Most Attractive Consumer Stocks”

$PM We have told our managed money clients that a recent dip in Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) stock is a Golden buying opportunity. Shares of Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) have rebounded after a difficult year in US 2018. “Part of that is the result of the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Philip Morris’s application to sell […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wall Street Analyst Downgrades Disney (NYSE:DIS), Wary of Streaming Bet

Wall Street Analyst Downgrades Disney (NYSE:DIS), Wary of Streaming Bet

$DIS The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS) stock has seen a downgrade from Imperial Capital “arguing that with the shares trading near a record valuation, the media giant may have run ahead of itself.” Disney stock has had a great year. The shares have gained nearly 30%, hitting a 52-wk high of $143.51 and low of $100.35. Disney […]

“Risk Assets Have Room to Run”

“Risk Assets Have Room to Run”

$SPY, $BLK In a report, the majority of BlackRock Inc.’s (NYSE:BLK) Top decision-makers had a simple conclusion after gathering in London last week: A supportive backdrop for risk assets probably has “room to run” for at least 12 more months. Senior leadership at the world’s largest asset manager cited easy monetary policies and few signs […]

President Trump Vs Fed, Gold Wins

President Trump Vs Fed, Gold Wins

$XAU, $GLD, $USD President Trump continues his relentless attacks against the Fed and their strong dollar Tuesday with his most recent Tweets: “This is because the Euro and other currencies are devalued against the dollar, putting US at a big disadvantage. The Fed Interest rate way too high, added to ridiculous quantitative tightening! They don’t […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment Posts 1st Decliner in 2019

US Homebuilder Sentiment Posts 1st Decliner in 2019

US homebuilders’ sentiment unexpectedly posted the 1st decliner this year, suggesting lower mortgage rates are failing to give the housing market a sustained boost amid property prices that remain out of reach for many buyers. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index fell 2 points below the consensus estimate at 66 to 64 in […]

Crypto App Augur Promotes High Liquidity Markets

Crypto App Augur Promotes High Liquidity Markets

The developers of Augur, a decentralized trading and betting protocol, just released a new version of the app that promotes more liquid markets and counteracts bad actors. Augur lets people trade and create prediction markets on any outcomes in the world, from political elections and sports to future asset prices. Since Augur’s initial launch last summer, one or more bad […]

US Labor Market Solid

US Labor Market Solid

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits was flat to unchanged last week, suggesting the labor market remains on solid footing despite slowing economic activity. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits were flat to unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 218,000 for the week ended 1 June, the Labor Department said Thursday. Data for the prior […]

South Africa International Remittance Market Going Strong

South Africa International Remittance Market Going Strong

South Africa News It is expected that by the end of 2023, Banks would continue to dominate the domestic market as being the most preferred channel of remittance. While in the international space, ADLAs & MTOs together would supersede banks with over 30% share in terms of value of international remittance transactions. In terms of corridors, Angola-South Africa and Lesotho-South […]

Trade, Other Risks, Signal Rate Cut May Be “Warranted Soon”

Trade, Other Risks, Signal Rate Cut May Be “Warranted Soon”

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Growing expectations for the Fed to cut rates to address slower growth and muted inflation; 2-yr yield drops 12 bpts to 1.83% . St. Louis Fed President James Bullard (FOMC Voter) said that slower economic growth could be sharper-than-expected due to the trade uncertainty. Mr. Bullard added that […]

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 Consumer Confidence Up in May, Economic Optimism Best Since 2000

US Consumer Confidence Up in May, Economic Optimism Best Since 2000

US consumer confidence rose in May as households grew more upbeat about the labor market, suggesting the economy remained on solid ground despite signs that activity was slowing after being temporarily boosted by exports and a build-up of inventories. The surge in confidence reported by the Conference Board on Tuesday came despite an escalation in tensions in […]

There are Lots of Growth Stocks in President Trump’s America First Policy

There are Lots of Growth Stocks in President Trump’s America First Policy

$DIA, $SOX, $QQQ, $SPY, $RUTX, $VXX The US Financial Markets are Closed Monday to Celebrate Memorial Day Note: The US economy is so diverse that there are always areas that are insulated from whatever you may be concerned about. The US-China trade dispute has driven dividend-rich sectors like utilities higher, but investors do not need […]

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 […]

China Struggling to Grasp President Trump’s End Game

China Struggling to Grasp President Trump’s End Game

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Note: The Mins from the May FOMC meeting showed that policymakers are comfortable with the current fed funds rate range while “a number of participants” saw a moderation in risk and uncertainties surrounding their outlooks for the year. The Key takeaway is that the stock market has a reasonable […]

Americans’ View of Job Market Hits New Highs

Americans’ View of Job Market Hits New Highs

FLASH: Americans’ confidence in the job market in May hit the highest level in Gallup’s records, which date back to Y 2001. A recent Gallup poll found the following: Overall views of the economy remain positive. Over 7 in 10 Americans feel positively about the US job market. Employment optimism among workforce is highest since 2000. […]

This Market Overreacts to “Trade War Theater”

This Market Overreacts to “Trade War Theater”

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Stocks advanced for 3rd day running, driving S&P 500 back above its 50-Day MA, a Key technical mark. Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller warns that the US-China trade war is not over from disrupting financial markets just because stocks rallied after diving earlier in the week. “I think […]

Record Number of Funds Buying Insurance Against Stocks Fall

Record Number of Funds Buying Insurance Against Stocks Fall

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $BAC, FLASH: Global investors’ equity allocations fell 6% in May and 34 % of fund managers have taken out protection against sharp stock market declines in coming months, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s (NYSE:BAC) latest monthly survey found Tuesday. The proportion of investors preparing for equity falls is the highest […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is a Unique Company, the Market is Beginning to Understand It

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is a Unique Company, the Market is Beginning to Understand It

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) released their Q-1 earnings early Tuesday morning, and they are Super with EPS/1.08 easily beat EPS/0.88 consensus estimate and, even more impressive, revenues grew by 13%, not minus as analysts predicted. Ferrari’s numbers are not just Super, they are informative on several subjects currently on the minds of investors. I have been […]

US-China Trade Talks “Have Not Broken Down”

US-China Trade Talks “Have Not Broken Down”

$SPY UPDATE: China and the United States have agreed to hold more trade talks in Beijing, Vice Premier Liu He said, as President Trump ordered his trade chief to begin the process of imposing tariffs on all remaining imports from China. Mr. Liu voiced a measured optimism on reaching a deal, but said there were […]

Marijuana, the Medicine

Marijuana, the Medicine

$GWPH FLASH: Experts are saying the CBD is the most effective medicine of all time. After securing a landmark approval for the use of its marijuana medicine Epidiolex in two rare forms of epilepsy last year, GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH) reported impressive clinical trial results Tuesday that could double its addressable market next year. In phase 3 […]

Investors Rotate to Cyclical Stocks to Extend this Bull Market

Investors Rotate to Cyclical Stocks to Extend this Bull Market

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: This Bull market has more room to Run, retail investors still on the sidelines. As investors bet on strong returns in cyclical sectors, they are also confident that US stocks at large will continue their historic Bull run. That run could be extended, we believe, as investors who remain […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Performs on the Track and in the Market

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Performs on the Track and in the Market

$RACE FLASH: Ferrari is the Star performer in the automotive sector Notably, except for a brief pullback in Q-4 of Y 2018, Ferrari N.V. (NYSE:RACE) is running on all cylinders full throttle the tracks, and in stock markets since its IPO in October 2015 HQ’d in Maranello, Italy, founded in Y 1947, Ferrari designs, engineers, […]

Positive Consumer Data Driving the Market

Positive Consumer Data Driving the Market

$SPY, $QQQ, $DIA US consumer spending surged 0.9% in March, the biggest gainer in about 10 years, as inflation pressures remain non-existent. The March gain was the biggest monthly increase since August 2009, the Commerce Department reported Monday. That is a big improvement after 3 months of lackluster readings in this Key segment of the economy. Consumer […]

Stock Market Marks Record Highs, Dems Talk Impeachment, the Dumbest Thing I Have Ever Heard!

Stock Market Marks Record Highs, Dems Talk Impeachment, the Dumbest Thing I Have Ever Heard!

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Tuesday after the close, President Trump hammered the reality of the stock market and our economy in the face of Democrats talking about wanting to impeach him in a Tuesday evening Tweet. A short time after the S&P 500 and NAS Comp indexes closed at record highs, President Trump posted this: […]

US Existing Home Sales Fall More Than Expected in March

US Existing Home Sales Fall More Than Expected in March

Source: Thompson Reuters US home sales fell more than expected in March as rising demand stoked by declining mortgage rates and slowing house price inflation continued to be frustrated by a lack of properties, especially in the lower-priced segment of the market. The report from the  National Association of Realtors (NAR) on Monday could temper expectations of […]

Indonesia’s Chocolate Dream is Sustainable Cocoa Farming

Indonesia’s Chocolate Dream is Sustainable Cocoa Farming

$OLMIY, $BYCBF FLASH: Asia’s biggest producer of cocoa beans is looking to diversify and make more Top-quality beans. The farmers in Tabenan, Bali, set aside 80% of their output for the single origin Bali bar made by Pipiltin, the Jakarta-based company founded in Y 2013 to produce premium chocolate from Indonesia-grown beans. Malaysia aims to […]

Corporate Earnings Beating Expectations Again This Season

Corporate Earnings Beating Expectations Again This Season

$SPY Corporate earnings results of this reporting season are beating expectations by a wide margin, suggesting that the S&P 500 (SPY) will avoid a “profit recession” this year because predicted economic bad news has failed to materialize. That is a reversal of the outlook from a few months ago, when the Y 2019 profit outlook […]

US Home-builder Sentiment Marks 6-Month High, Sales Up with Strong Economy

US Home-builder Sentiment Marks 6-Month High, Sales Up with Strong Economy

Sentiment among US home-builders climbed to a 6-month high in April, another indication that the housing market is gathering momentum during the Key Spring season. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose 1 point to 63, matching the median estimate in Bloomberg’s survey of economists, on improvements in present sales and buyer traffic, […]

US Economy Booming!

US Economy Booming!

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: The Trump Administration’s tax law is fueling economic growth Monday, White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow that while many people are complaining about having to write bigger checks to meet their annual Tax Day obligation, policies that were put into effect under President Trump mean improved prosperity. […]

“Fed May Not Hike Interest Rates Again…”

“Fed May Not Hike Interest Rates Again…”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RURX, $VXX FLASH: Wall Street finished flat to little changed in front of earnings season The stock market finished little changed Thursday in a tight-ranged trading session. The S&P 500 finished fractionally higher, as RSI from financial and industrial stocks helped mitigate losses from shares of healthcare companies in front of earnings […]

Fed Mins ‘Dovish’, No Interest Rate Increases This Year and Into 2020

Fed Mins ‘Dovish’, No Interest Rate Increases This Year and Into 2020

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: The majority of Fed officials last month believed that economic conditions would likely warrant keeping its Dovish monetary policy unchanged for the rest of this year. Several officials said their view could shift in either direction based on incoming data, according to minutes of the meeting released Wednesday. Weaker growth […]

US Marijuana ‘Black Market’ Thriving

US Marijuana ‘Black Market’ Thriving

The ‘black market’ marijuana trade is “booming,” Smart Approaches to Marijuana Director Kevin Sabet said in a TV interview early Tuesday. “Drug dealers love legalization,” Mr. Sabet said, because “they get to undercut the legal price. The government, in all its wisdom, taxes marijuana to pay for schools. BTW, it is not paying for any […]

Rally Extends, Chip Index Marks Record Highs

Rally Extends, Chip Index Marks Record Highs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Semiconductor stocks outperformed following some positive industry indications, Chip Index at record highs US- China trade talks resumed in Washington and the Financial Times reported a final trade deal is nearly done, enforcement a working issue Positive non-manufacturing PMI data out of China and Europe US stocks finished higher Wednesday, […]

The S&P 500 Roars into April, No Foolin!

The S&P 500 Roars into April, No Foolin!

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: The S&P 500 gaped open after better than expected China’s Manufacturing PMI (actual 50.5; expected 49.5; prior 49.2) and Non-Manufacturing PMI (actual 54.8; expected 54.5; prior 54.3) reinforced the idea that global economic activity is rebounding. The upbeat tone drove a rally in stocks with high-beta groups like the […]

Crude Oil Marks Biggest Quarterly Rise Since 2009

Crude Oil Marks Biggest Quarterly Rise Since 2009

$USO, $OIL FLASH: Crude Oil prices rose about 1% Friday, posting their biggest Quarterly rise in 10 years, as US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela as well as OPEC-led supply cuts overshadowed concerns over a slowing global economy. The May ICE Brent Crude Oil futures contract, which expired Friday, gained 57c, or 0.8%, to settle […]

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook ‘”Extremely Bullish” Global Economy

Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook ‘”Extremely Bullish” Global Economy

$AAPL Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) CEO Tim Cook said Saturday that he is “extremely bullish” about the global economy based on the amount of innovation underway, and urged China to continue to “open up” due to the complaints of US and others that it is shutting foreign firms out of Key high-tech industries. In a speech at […]

Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Opens to Austonishing $70.3-M

Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’ Opens to Austonishing $70.3-M

$DIS, $CMCSA, $VIA, $CBS Us, the follow-up to ‘Get Out’ scored the 3rd-biggest horror opening of all time, while ‘Captain Marvel’ flew past $300-M in North America and $900-M globally. Us debuted to $70.3-M at the domestic box office over the weekend to scare up the 3rd-biggest horror opening ever. Overseas, Us took in $16.7-M from […]

Jobless Claims Down, Mid-Atlantic Factory Activity Up

Jobless Claims Down, Mid-Atlantic Factory Activity Up

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $AAPL, $MU, $VXX FLASH: The S&P 500 closed at its highest mark this year. The S&P 500 gained 1.1% Thursday, bolstered by the notion of a Dovish Fed and persistently low US Treasury yields. Leadership from the S&P 500 information technology sector (+2.5%), driven by gains in Apple and Micron also […]

S&P 500 Flat to Little Changed Ahead of FOMC’s Policy Decision

S&P 500 Flat to Little Changed Ahead of FOMC’s Policy Decision

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: The latest fund manager survey from Bank of America showed the allocation to equities is at its lowest since September 2016 indicating that managed money missed the 2019 rally and will have to play catch up soon. The S&P 500 advanced 0.7% Tuesday, on Dovish expectations ahead of the […]

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