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 […]

Small-Cap, Low-Priced Stocks Can Be Extremely Rewarding

Small-Cap, Low-Priced Stocks Can Be Extremely Rewarding

$NDAQ, $BRK.A, $BRK.B, $CIIT, $YBAO FLASH: Think Big with Small Cap Stocks! We here at HeffX-LTN often feature small-cap and low price stocks, when we do we fully evaluate risk/reward and have done a full due diligence review. Currently we are focused on small-cap and low priced stocks under $5/share that trade on the OTC […]

Really Good US-China Trade Deal Will See Stocks Soar

Really Good US-China Trade Deal Will See Stocks Soar

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: President Trump said the US will probably know, 1 way or another, in “the next 3 or 4 weeks” about a possible trade deal with China, as S&P 500 marked a fresh closing high Friday. “If that gets done, it will be something that people will be talking about […]

US Stocks ‘Paused to Refresh’

US Stocks ‘Paused to Refresh’

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX INDUSTRY WATCH Strong: Financials, Information Technology Weak: Materials, Communication Services, Industrials Highlights: Relative strength in the S&P 500 financial and information technology sectors Shares of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) continue to outperform following positive analyst coverage Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) is under criminal investigation for some of its data deals General Electric (NYSE:GE) issues FY 2019 earnings warning; CEO offers […]

US New Home Sales Declined in January

US New Home Sales Declined in January

Sales of new US single-family homes fell in January, suggesting the housing market weakness persisted early in Q-1. The Commerce Department said on Thursday new home sales declined 6.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 607,000 units. December’s sales pace was revised higher to 652,000 units from the previously reported 621,000 units. Economists polled […]

Stocks Climb, Atlanta Fed Raises US GDP Forecast

Stocks Climb, Atlanta Fed Raises US GDP Forecast

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: S&P 500 Breaks Above 2800, and President Trump Grounds Boeing’s 737 Max 8 Aircraft S&P 500 broke above the 2800 mark, and all 11 sectors finished in the Green Weakening USD was an area of support for the broader market and the earnings prospects for multinational companies President Trump […]

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 […]

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 […]

Investors Want a Weaker USD, They Must be Patient for the ‘Buck’ to Weaken

Investors Want a Weaker USD, They Must be Patient for the ‘Buck’ to Weaken

$USD The Fed’s Beige Book was released Wednesday showing the US economy continues to be performing strongly. Manufacturing was stronger, employment remains strong across the economy, but bad weather and bad politics have taken their toll. On the latter, 50% of the reporting areas said that the government partial shutdown had been hurting local growth. […]

Fed Engineered Market Correction Stripped Nearly $4-T from American’s Household Wealth

Fed Engineered Market Correction Stripped Nearly $4-T from American’s Household Wealth

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: This Bull Market is about to have its 10th Birthday! US household wealth fell 3.5% into the close of Y 2018 on the back of a Fed engineered stock market correction in Q-4 that threatened to weaken a near 10 year recovery. In its Quarterly Flow of Funds report, the […]

Robot Traders Need Clarity, They Cannot Keep Up With President Trump

Robot Traders Need Clarity, They Cannot Keep Up With President Trump

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: “Machines are only as smart as their human programmers” Hedge fund investors learned that the hard way last year when data-crunching computers that invest $220-B based on historical price trends did worse than most human managers. The losses were so bad that investors pulled billions of dollars out of […]

Sidelined Investors Joining This Rally

Sidelined Investors Joining This Rally

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX FLASH: The Pain Trade is Higher! Professional investors who have missed this global stock rally this year, are still worry about getting on the bandwagon too late Money managers are strategies including derivatives, defensive and/or dividend stocks are being touted as a way out. Fund manager have pulled over $30-B from […]

Stocks Finished Flat on Fed’s ‘Patience’ Confirmation

Stocks Finished Flat on Fed’s ‘Patience’ Confirmation

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: US stock markets pause on Powell’s testimony to Congress Markets opened lower and were cautious as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell testified before the Congress Tuesday. The Fed’s U-turn that took expectations for rate hikes this year to Zero has led to a drop in real borrowing costs and a […]

Stocks Gain on Hopes of China Trade Dispute Resolution

Stocks Gain on Hopes of China Trade Dispute Resolution

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 advanced as much as 0.8% Monday after President Trump said he will extend the 1 March trade deadline, as negotiations with China have progressed favorably.  The benchmark index retreated throughout the session as it tapped up against some mild overhead resistance, but finishing higher by 0.1% above […]

The Untold Story of Nixon’s $35 Gold Peg

The Untold Story of Nixon’s $35 Gold Peg

By Mark J. Lundeen $GLD, $SLV, $USD The Dow Jones in its BEV chart below is charging up the hill with eyes fixed on making new all-time highs.  In the past week it has advanced 2.9% BEV points, leaving only 3.52% BEV points to go before it once again makes stock market history.  Another couple […]

The Riddle of Climate Change

The Riddle of Climate Change

By Linda Goudsmit The Riddle: What climate does climate change change? The Answer: The political climate of course. Let me explain. Pollution and climate change are two separate issues. Environmental pollution is a man-made problem that humans can and should remedy. Taking responsibility for our behavior is a necessary part of civilized life and eliminating […]

Americans’ Economic Approval at 18-Yr Highs

Americans’ Economic Approval at 18-Yr Highs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: 9 of the 11 S&P 500 sectors finished higher with information technology (+1.3%), communication services (+1.1%), and healthcare (+0.9%) leading the advance. On the other hand, the financials (-0.2%) and consumer staples (-0.3%) sectors finished in the Red. Today, Americans’ views of the US economy and optimism about its […]

US Jobless Claims Fall, Labor Market Slowing

US Jobless Claims Fall, Labor Market Slowing

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits fell last week, but the 4-wk MA rose to a more than 1-yr high, suggesting the labor market was slowing down. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 23,000 to a seasonally adjusted 216,000 for the week ended 16 February the Labor Department said […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$AXL, $DE, $DO, $GRUB, $MRK, $RIG Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of The Street’s Key analysts outlook for Key issues for Thursday as follows: American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (NYSE:AXL) was […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$AMAT, $FCX, $JEC, $MCD, $SCCO Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of The Street’s Key analysts outlook for Key issues for Wednesday as follows: Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT): Analysts reiterated AMAT as Buy […]

“No Need to Hike Rates Again”

“No Need to Hike Rates Again”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Trump Policy Traction, FOMC Minutes Due Wednesday Tuesday, New York Fed President John Williams said he is comfortable with the level US interest rates are at now, and sees no need to raise them again unless growth or inflation shift to an unexpectedly higher gear. In an interview with […]

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 […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$AIG, $CDNA, $HBIO, $INSM, $WDAY FLASH: US Financial Markets are Closed Monday for President’s Day. Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of The Street’s Key analysts outlook for Key issues for Monday as […]

SEC ‘Overreach’, Commission Seeks More Control Over Exchanges

SEC ‘Overreach’, Commission Seeks More Control Over Exchanges

$ICE, $CBOE, $NDAQ The 3 largest US stock exchange operators said they will sue the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for overstepping its authority by ordering a pilot program to test banning lucrative payments exchanges make to brokers for resting stock orders. “We disagree with the government overreach, and this really represents an unprecedented attempt […]

President Trump’s Policies Working, Market Soaring

President Trump’s Policies Working, Market Soaring

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: The Pain Trade continues, on broad-based advance that had all 11 S&P 500 sectors finished higher on the day. Almost 80% of S&P 500 companies having reported Q-4 earnings so far. Analysts now see a profit increase of 16.2% for the Quarter, according to Refinitiv data. President Trump’s policies […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$CMA, $XOM, $ElVT, $HLIT, $PBR, $TEVA Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of The Street’s Key analysts outlook for Key issues for Friday as follows: Comerica Inc. (NYSE:CMA) was downgraded to Market Perform […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$BIIB, $BSX, $CLOV, $GM, $GERN, $SHOP Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of The Street’s Key analysts outlook for Key issues for Thursday as follows Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB) was maintained as Market Perform […]

Fed says, “Economy in Good Place”

Fed says, “Economy in Good Place”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Fed officials are getting their stories aligned on the US economy. Cleveland’s Loretta Mester says it’s in a “very good spot.” Or a “pretty good place,” as Kansas City’s Esther George has it, faithfully echoing Chairman Jerome Powell’s “the economy is good.” Their remarks, made Tuesday and Wednesday, aim […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$CECE, $CLR, $ELAN, $EVRG, $MET, $RIO, $WLL Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of The Street’s Key analysts outlook for Key issues for Wednesday as follows: Ceco Environmental Corp. (NASDAQ:CECE) was started with […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$CAR, $CCXI, $LYG, $PRTO Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of The Street’s Key analysts outlook for Key issues for Tuesday as follows: Avis Budget Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CAR) was raised to Buy from […]

Wall Street Finished Mixed in Cautious Session

Wall Street Finished Mixed in Cautious Session

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: US-China trade talks resume in Beijing President Trump and China President Xi appear closer to a trade deal, according to Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway. “The President wants a deal, and he wants it to be fair to American workers and American interests,” Ms. Conway said on TV early Monday. […]

Investor Sentiment Is Key When Analyzing the Financial Markets

Investor Sentiment Is Key When Analyzing the Financial Markets

$SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Investor get excited by higher prices for financial assets. If prices of stocks 2X, it is likely that investors will want them more, and the more they go up, the more investors tend to want them, this is known as “fear or missing out,” or FOMO. So, that is why […]

Managed Money Still Sidelined Missing the Best January in 30 Years

Managed Money Still Sidelined Missing the Best January in 30 Years

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly said Friday afternoon that the central bank is debating whether QE (quantitative easing) should be reserved for emergencies or used more readily. Market turned; S&P 500 NAS Comp and RUTX finished in the Green, DJIA off a bit. The S&P 500 utilities sector […]

Wall Street Extends Gains, Big Caps Lead Sidelined Money In

Wall Street Extends Gains, Big Caps Lead Sidelined Money In

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Monday, new money came in and Wall Street gained with all 3 major indexes closing near session highs. Continuing optimism abounds on the prospects for US-China trade relations propelled technology shares. The S&P 500 index and the NAS Comp both closed above their 100-Day MA’s for the 1st time since […]

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 […]

S&P 500 Extends Rally on Earnings Optimism and US-China Trade Resolution

S&P 500 Extends Rally on Earnings Optimism and US-China Trade Resolution

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US President Trump to Meet with China’s President Xi to Seal US-China Trade Deal Thursday, President Trump said he will meet with Chinese President Xi soon to try to seal a comprehensive trade deal as the top US trade negotiator reported “substantial progress” in 2 days of high-level talks. President […]

Hedge Fund Money Not Chasing This Stock Rally

Hedge Fund Money Not Chasing This Stock Rally

$SPY The data reveals that hedge fund money has not been chasing the January late December – January rally in US stocks. It is on the sidelines. According to Macro Risk Advisors, these big-money managers are acting much more like it is the aftermath of the Y 2008 financial crisis than the relatively low-volatility environment […]

There is No Permanent Economic Damage From Shutdown

There is No Permanent Economic Damage From Shutdown

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Monday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the recent partial government shutdown inflicted “no permanent damage” to the economy. “I still think the economy is very strong,” the head of the National Economic Council that advises President Trump said at a White House briefing.  “As I have said many times I […]

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