Financial Markets Depend on President Trump Holding the Line

Financial Markets Depend on President Trump Holding the Line

Equity investment markets hold lots of different risks for participants. And none is greater than the risk of erratic government policy, the growth of government bureaucracies and their oppressive regulations have resulted in the continuing loss of economic freedom for all Americans.   Today, free-market capitalism is under attack by the political-social-intellectual-elite who really believe […]

Brewers Search for Growth, Eye Cannabis Infusions

Brewers Search for Growth, Eye Cannabis Infusions

$BUD, $TAP, $STZ, $TLRY The brewers of Budweiser, Coors and other large-scale brewers are placing their bets on cannabis as a way to fight saturated markets and shifting consumer trends. For years, the industry’s largest players struggled with stagnating markets and shifting consumer tastes. Anheuser-Busch InBev, Molson Coors and Corona brewer Constellation Brands (NYSE:STZ) have […]

No Recession in 2019, Volatility to Continue

No Recession in 2019, Volatility to Continue

2019 Will Bring Volatility, But No Recession, UBS Said in its year end report The year will bring increased volatility but no recession, UBS predicts in its “2019 Year Ahead” outlook report. Because of that, investors should stay invested and look for opportunities that the uncertain market will provide, the financial firm advised. On balance, […]

Fed Out of Touch, Fails to Communicate its Message Clearly

Fed Out of Touch, Fails to Communicate its Message Clearly

Fed Chairman Powell not listening, he is being reprieved a the enemy of the US economy and the equity markets. President Donald Trump expressed confidence in the Fed, and its Chairman, Jerome Powell, following reports that he has discussed firing his central bank chief, though the President complained again that interest rates have been rising […]

Charting the Crowd Selling Vs Bull’s Positive Sentiment

Charting the Crowd Selling Vs Bull’s Positive Sentiment

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Weak charts Vs Positive data. On Thursday, 2 of the major US stock indexes finished below their support marks keeping their near-term trends Bearish, while another closed above its near-term downtrend line, turning its trend to Neutral. But the economic the data is sending encouraging signals, especially regarding market psychology. Break this […]

Fake, Bad News Pressuring This Market

Fake, Bad News Pressuring This Market

There is disconnect in the markets between strong fundamentals and weaker valuations , and it’s being driven by both negative real and fake news. $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX The global head of macro quantitative and derivatives research at JPMorgan, is among the analysts who published a year-ahead outlook on Friday with an expected Y 2019 […]

China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse

China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse

China Feels the Pain as Exports, Imports Shrink, Markets Collapse $SOY, $USD, $UNG China has reported weaker than expected November exports and imports, showing slower global and domestic demand and raising the likelihood that more measures to keep the country’s growth rate from slipping too much will be put in place. November exports only rose […]

Markets Flash ‘Slowdown’, Fed Turns ‘Dovish’

Markets Flash ‘Slowdown’, Fed Turns ‘Dovish’

Markets Flash ‘Slowdown’, Fed Turns ‘Dovish’ $JPM, $USO The Fed is likely to deliver some response to the wave of risk aversion hitting global markets, according to JPMorgan Asset Management’s fixed-income Chief. Policy makers can hardly ignore inversions showing up on the yield curve while a violent sell-off rocks US stocks on trade tensions, European […]

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Some investors get scared when the stock market falls, but there is always the other side of that action. When selling happens, stocks are on sale. The recent Southside action can provide opportunities that investors have not seen for a while. The Key […]

China Working to Resolve Trade Differences ‘Quickly’

China Working to Resolve Trade Differences ‘Quickly’

China Working to Resolve Trade Differences ‘Quickly’ China is confidence that it can reach a trade deal with the United States very timely. Tuesday, US President Donald Trump warned that he would revert to more tariffs if the 2 sides cannot resolve their differences within the time frame set out Saturday. The Chinese Commerce Ministry […]

World Wide Stocks Surge on US- China Trade Truce

World Wide Stocks Surge on US- China Trade Truce

World Wide Stocks Surge on US- China Trade Truce $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $SOY FLASH: President Donald Trump says on Twitter that China has agreed ‘to reduce and remove’ 40% tariffs on cars from the United States. Futures on the DJIA are currently up 488 points after Presidents Trump and Xi agreed to a 90-day halt […]

More on the Goodness of Organic Real Foods

More on the Goodness of Organic Real Foods

More on the Goodness of Organic Real Foods Yes, Organic foods taste really good, and that is because organically grown produce that is not adulterated with hormones and chemical pesticides have the good green fresh taste that nature intended. Most people are amazed to experience what food really tastes like when they switch to Organic. […]

Box Office: Family Films Dominate, ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Wins Again With $25.8-M

Box Office: Family Films Dominate, ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Wins Again With $25.8-M

Box Office: Family Films Dominate, ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ Wins Again With $25.8-M $DIS, $SNE, $TWX, $CMCSA, $LGF Family films dominate, as ‘The Grinch’ places #2 in its 4th outing, while the’The Possession of Hannah Grace’ only debuts to $6.5-M. Disney Animation Studios’ Ralph Breaks the Internet a big winner in its 2nd weekend, taking another $25.8-M […]

Best Time Since President Trump’s Election to Buy Stocks

Best Time Since President Trump’s Election to Buy Stocks

Best Time Since President Trump’s Election to Buy Stocks $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ,$RUTX, $VXX Savvy investors, sidelined and sitting on cash are setting up to come back into this market The sell-off that started in October is a healthy correction in this Bull market and investors should continue to tune out the Noise. The beaten down […]

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ at #1 with $62-M for $253-M Global Debut 

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ at #1 with $62-M for $253-M Global Debut 

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ at #1 with $62-M for $253-M Global Debut $TWX, $SNE, $VIA, $CMCSA Mark Wahlberg’s comedy ‘Instant Family’ opened in 4th place with $14.7-M, followed by Steve McQueen’s ‘Widows’ with $12.3-M In North America, the Harry Potter spinoff  from Warner Brothers’ debuted to $ 62.2-M from 4,163 theaters, saw poor reviews and […]

Next China Tariff Impositions ‘Not set in stone’

Next China Tariff Impositions ‘Not set in stone’

Next China Tariff Impositions ‘Not set in stone’ Stock Market Response is Positive Wednesday afternoon the White House economic adviser, Larry Kudlow downplayed main stream media reports President Donald Trump may implement more tariffs on China as the 2 nations’ trade depute escalates in the financial press. “Nothing is set in stone right now,” the veteran […]

Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Scares Up $32-M at the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Scares Up $32-M at the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Scares Up $32-M at the Weekend $CMCSA, $TWX,$IMAX, $SNE, $FOX, $AMZN Domestic October box-office revenue hits a record $790-M Thanks to Venom, A Star Is Born and now Halloween, domestic box office revenue has marked a record for the month, or $790-M, above the prior best set in Y 2014 at $757-M.A sequel to the classic […]

For Foodies: World’s Food Markets are a Must See

For Foodies: World’s Food Markets are a Must See

For Foodies: World’s Food Markets are a Must See Travel is not complete without the authentic local food experience, and food markets are a Key part of the Foodie experience, so planning your itinerary with authentic food in mind. Below are some of the world’s best food markets, as follows: Spice Bazaar, Istanbul, Turkey The […]

Mr. Hussein Obama Secretly Worked for 6 Years to Halt the Growth of JP MorganChase

Mr. Hussein Obama Secretly Worked for 6 Years to Halt the Growth of JP MorganChase

Mr. Hussein Obama Secretly Worked for 6 Years to Halt the Growth of JP MorganChase $JPM For about 6 years, former President Barack Hussein Obama secretly hobbled JPMorgan Chase & Co.(NYSE:JPM), the nation’s largest  bank. Now the chains are off, thanks to bank-friendly regulators in The Trump Administration. In actions never before made public until […]

Expect Strong Earnings, Forward Expectations to Drive Markets to Record Highs

Expect Strong Earnings, Forward Expectations to Drive Markets to Record Highs

Expect Strong Earnings, Forward Expectations to Drive Markets to Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Wall Street’s longest Bull market rally is alive and well after last weeks healthy pull back and will continue to run North into the record territory. Last week’s pull back action is not indicative of any fundamental changes in the […]

Cryptocurrencies on the Week Ended 12 October

Cryptocurrencies on the Week Ended 12 October

Cryptocurrencies on the Week Ended 12 October $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Bitcoin holds above $6,000 ends week lower Bets against Ether hit record pace Bitcoin (BTC) prices held above $6,000 Friday, after a 24-hr selloff resulted in the price of the world’s largest digital currency trading very close to a Key support mark. 1 Bitcoin BTCUSD, +1.13%  was last going […]

The 5 Best Cities for Expats

The 5 Best Cities for Expats

The 5 Best Cities for Expats You have  made up your mind to make a big change, ankle the US and become an expat. Maybe you are looking to move abroad for that dream job, or perhaps you want to escape the rat-race and retire to the beaches of Puerto Vallarta. Whatever reason you are […]

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are at Risk for Manipulation

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are at Risk for Manipulation

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are at Risk for Manipulation $BTCUSD Several cryptocurrency exchanges are beleagured by poor market surveillance, pervasive conflicts of interest and lack sufficient customer protections, the New York Attorney General’s office said in a report published Tuesday. The study found that online platforms where virtual currencies such as bitcoin can be bought and sold […]

President Trump is “Guiding Hottest Economy in World”

President Trump is “Guiding Hottest Economy in World”

President Trump is “Guiding Hottest Economy in World” The US National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said America’s economy is leading the rest of the world by returning to a basic approach of cutting taxes and burdensome regulation to allow businesses to freely flourish with government oppression. “The U.S. is the hottest economy in the […]

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom $USD, $AUD, $NZD Franklin Templeton Investments says the rout in emerging markets may be nearing a bottom, but says that there are still countries like the Philippines that will suffer. Given the uncertainty, the money manager is keeping a net neutral USD position, while making trades including shorting the Philippine […]

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing $SPY, $USD, $OIL, $USO, $USD, $CU Hong Kong, China equities slide Monday on trade concerns  WS-J reporting Monday that China could skip trade talks with US Stocks in Asia opened the week under pressure after the latest US move to place a 3rd tranche of tariffs on Chinese goods, as […]

Box Office: ‘The Predator’ #1 with Soft $24-M Opening

Box Office: ‘The Predator’ #1 with Soft $24-M Opening

Box Office: ‘The Predator’ #1 with Soft $24-M Opening $LGF, $TWX, $FOX, $SNE, $VIA ‘White Boy Rick’ debuts to lite numbers, while Paul Feig’s black comedy ‘A Simple Favor’ . Shane Black’s reboot The Predator led the weekend at the domestic box office with $24-M, Top the chart but behind estimates from Fox marketing. Overseas the movie […]

Cryptocurrency Prices May Be Headed Higher

Cryptocurrency Prices May Be Headed Higher

Cryptocurrency Prices May Be Headed Higher $BTCUSD,$ETHUSD Cryptocurrencies seem to make recoveries when all hope lost, and Thursday’s price action of the world’s 2nd largest cryptocurrency, Ether (ETH) and many others is no exception. Several of the Top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization are reporting 24-hour gainers above 10%, including monero (XMR), litecoin (LTC), and […]

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth $SPY, $MME=F, $GS,$JPM, $C, $BAC, $DB Wall Street economists are sticking with their forecasts for the global economy to enjoy its strongest growth since the start of the decade even as emerging markets wobble and trade disputes escalate. The Big Q: The reason? The Bit A: The US is […]

Hurricane Florence Pounds Some Financial Markets  

Hurricane Florence Pounds Some Financial Markets  

Hurricane Florence Pounds Some Financial Markets $KBWP, $All, $TRV, $IAK, $HD, $LOW, $GNRC The path of Hurricane Florence’s potential destruction runs right through markets from stocks to mortgage-backed securities. The Category 4 storm, which is forcing more than 1-M people to flee to safety and could wreak as much as $27-B in damages in the […]

US Stocks Outperforming the World’s Equity Markets

US Stocks Outperforming the World’s Equity Markets

US Stocks Outperforming the World’s Equity Markets $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US stocks are outperforming  the other major overseas stock indexes for the past 8 months. The positive trend began when President Donald Trump started his “America First” campaign aimed at making free trade fairer trade with America’s major trading partners. During this current […]

Collapsing Turkish Lira Shakes World Stock Markets

Collapsing Turkish Lira Shakes World Stock Markets

Collapsing Turkish Lira Shakes World Stock Markets $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX A plunging Turkish lira sent shock waves through global equity markets Friday, causing concerns over the financial health of lenders with heavy exposure to the economically-struggling country. The S&P 500 lost 0.7%, dropping into the red for the week (-0.3%), and the Nasdaq […]

US Hails EU Trade Deal, President Trump Says Others Can Also Make Progress

US Hails EU Trade Deal, President Trump Says Others Can Also Make Progress

US Hails EU Trade Deal, President Trump Says Others Can Also Make Progress $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Thursday, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared the the United States will move ahead with European trade talks and also aim to strike a deal with Mexico and Canada in stalled negotiations over the North American Free […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX This week it is President Trump and President Putin’s Summit in Helsinki Finland, but there is a lot to move markets during this week. President Donald Trump meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki Monday, and that is the main event this week. But earnings […]

The Bulls are in Charge as S&P 500 Tests Key Resistances

The Bulls are in Charge as S&P 500 Tests Key Resistances

The Bulls are in Charge as S&P 500 Tests Key Resistances $SPY Monday, the S&P 500 marked the 6th gainer in 7 sessions for US stocks now sees the benchmark index equity above Key technical marks. The latest rally comes as focus shifts to the coming quarterly earnings reports that are forecast to show 2X-digit […]

US Markets are Comfortable, Now Focused on Earnings

US Markets are Comfortable, Now Focused on Earnings

US Markets are Comfortable, Now Focused on Earnings $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Carry-over momentum from S&P 500 breakout last Thursday drives stocks higher for 3rd session running Top-weighted tech group under-performs, keeping gainers in check Cyclical financials, industrials, and energy groups soar Traders satisfied the President Trump is focused on the business of America […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market action as President Trump  bears down hard on trade issues, focuses on SCOTUS pick, teeing up NATO demands and the Putin Summit. The market will tell us now if the Key moves Thursday and Friday on moderate volume will hold […]

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Now, with 6 months of wrangling over trade tariffs with the United States has wiped out 22% and counting of China’s stock market value and driven its currency down sharply. Those moves are just the beginning on what may be coming. Shanghai’s benchmark […]

Dutch ‘Speed Trader’ Jumps in Cryptocurrencies

Dutch ‘Speed Trader’ Jumps in Cryptocurrencies

Dutch ‘Speed Trader’ Jumps in Cryptocurrencies $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD The EU’s largest trader of ETFs has moved into cryptocurrencies, ignoring regulator’s cautioning consumers and institutions not to buy or sell digital currencies. The Amsterdam-based speed trader Flow Traders NV is making markets in the 1st exchange-traded notes based on Bitcoin and Ether. XBT Provider, an issuer of […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market action as President Trump  continues coming down hard on trade issues, and NATO next. Over the past few weeks we have a lot of pundit chatter about a market top, and stocks sold into the test during that frame. Notably, new […]

Forex Traders Overwhelm Emerging Markets’ Central Bankers

Forex Traders Overwhelm Emerging Markets’ Central Bankers

Forex Traders Overwhelm Emerging Markets’ Central Bankers $DXY, $OIL, $GLD, $SLV Selloff forces EM central banks to raise interest rates Currencies have struggled to find a floor despite rate moves Central banks in emerging economies are losing the battle with markets as their efforts to shield their currencies struggle for traction, suggesting policy makers have […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market action President Trump  coming down hard in trade issues, the The Congress’ continuing dust up with the DOJ and FBI. S&P 500, DJIA posted oversold bounces as growth was favored for a 2nd session running Some new areas are attracting money […]

Saudi Added to MSCI Emerging Markets Index, Huge Cash Inflows Seen 

Saudi Added to MSCI Emerging Markets Index, Huge Cash Inflows Seen 

Saudi Added to MSCI Emerging Markets Index, Huge Cash Inflows Seen MSCI said 32 major Saudi stocks will gain emerging market status Index provider MSCI confirmed that Saudi Arabia will be added to its emerging markets index from June 2019, in a move widely expected to help the Kingdom’s bourse attract greater investment. MSCI said […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market action in light of the recent NKorean peace summit, no US-China trade war, and President Trump the The Congress’ harangue with the DOJ and FBI. US, China trade tariffs; market held up well. Economic data good not great, better coming […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market action in light of NKorea peace talks, no US-China trade war, and the keep’em guessing shambles President Trump left the Canadian G7 Summit in. Thursday was a bit dicey in the US for the NAS Comp, but it recovered […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market indexes in light of looming Korea peace no US-China trade war and the current NFPs. Note: Former US President Barack Hussein Obama, though he likes to take credit, did not set the economy up for this super recovery, what […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Looking at the major US stock market indexes in light of looming Korea peace and no US-China trade war. Overall, last week saw the major US stock market indices holding their ranges, trying but not breaking out, RUTX will try harder this week. There are solid […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Looking at the major US stock market indexes in light of no US-China trade war. The Major Market Futures as of this writing S&P 500 SPC1 Jun 18 $2,728.80 +15.80 +0.58% NAS 100 Future NQC1 Jun 18 $6,923.75 +49.75 +0.72% Last Friday, the major US stock market indices were […]

 Box Office: ‘Deadpool 2’ Tops ‘Infinity War’ With $125-M US Open

 Box Office: ‘Deadpool 2’ Tops ‘Infinity War’ With $125-M US Open

 Box Office: ‘Deadpool 2’ Tops ‘Infinity War’ With $125-M US Open $FOXA, $DIS, $VIA Superheroes dominate the box office Over is past weekend as Fox’s Deadpool 2 opened to $125-M domestically and $301-M globally after scoring the biggest foreign debut ever for an R-rated title. Playing in 4,349 theaters in North America, the widest release in Fox […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Looking at the major US stock market indexes technically The major US stock market indexes made good on Key reversals last week, moving through the near near term resistance. The pause to refresh Friday was on the cards, and a couple of days rest works to […]

As the EU Splinters, ECB’s Draghi Pleads for Currency Reform

As the EU Splinters, ECB’s Draghi Pleads for Currency Reform

As the EU Splinters, ECB’s Draghi Pleads for Currency Reform $EURUSD European Central Bank President Mario Draghi Friday called for greater central government interference in capital markets, stating his desire for a fiscal instrument that would alleviate crisis-driven stress on weaker countries. The Head of the European Central Bank (ECB) is urging political leaders to […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Looking at the major US stock market indexes technically Last week we saw break North off of support in the patterns or at the trend-lines. Volume just OK, good breadth on the move. Let’s see if  they can hold the moves. DJIA marked a doji Thursday […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX This market cannot make much of strong earnings report. The NAS Comp gaped up over 115 points, gave it back. Fairly goo Bullish stock index patterns remain but upside is used to sell aka distribution. Good patterns in lots of stocks and sectors are failing to provide […]

Regulatory Rule Change Seen Coming to Allow Bitcoin ETFs

Regulatory Rule Change Seen Coming to Allow Bitcoin ETFs

Regulatory Rule Change Seen Coming to Allow Bitcoin ETFs $BTCUSD, $CBOE, $CME The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is considering a rule change that may allow bitcoin  ETFs to be listed on exchanges. According to a document posted on the SEC website, the agency has begun the process to approve or disapprove a change in its rules that allows 2 […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Last Thursday, the Month/Quarter ended higher ahead of a 4 day Holiday Weekend, so the Big Q is does new money enter and help extend Thursday’s move, and do gains hold. And let’s not forget the volatility, will it calm. Remember, a market rally has to […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Global stock market look soft this week. Between the media trade banter, Month/Quarter end re-balancing and the Easter holiday-shortened week things can happen, even nothing much, as many Wall Street traders are on Spring vacation. Expect quiet on the G-10, and data fronts given the […]

Bitcoin: The Bulls Vs The Bears

Bitcoin: The Bulls Vs The Bears $BTCUSD Bitcoin started to look good Friday, and it rallied through to a mid-day high at $9,020 Saturday, before a late afternoon sell-off hit the broader cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin, could break through the 1st major resistance mark at $9,161.65, as investors locked in gains that led to Bitcoin falling […]

People are asking: “Has this market topped.”

People are asking: “Has this market topped.”

People are asking: “Has this market topped.” $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Since February 8th when the Dow Jones broke below its -10% BEV line in the chart below, it’s been building a pennant formation. I don’t know how significant it will be when the BEV plot breaks above or below the pennant, as technical analysis in today’s […]

World Markets Fell This Week, Investors Fear Trade Wars

World Markets Fell This Week, Investors Fear Trade Wars

World Markets Fell This Week, Investors Fear Trade Wars $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The world’s stock markets fell Friday on investor fears that a trade conflict between the US and China might would escalate. A 3nd day of losses pushed US stocks to their worst week in 2 years. So far, China’s response to the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Another big economic data week ahead. The FOMC meets Tuesday and Wednesday, and is expected to raise rates 25 bpts at the meeting. The other big econo news will be Existing Home Sales, Leading Economic Indicators, Durable Goods Orders, and New Home Sales. And in […]

Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Falls to the ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Falls to the ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Falls to the ‘Black Panther’ $DIS, $LGF, $TWX, $FOX, $SNE The faith-based ‘I Can Only Imagine’ beats ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and ‘Love, Simon.’ Black Panther continued to make history in its 5th outing at the domestic box office with a $27-M take becoming only the 7th film ever to cross the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The leadership is leading the big moves on the indices with some to new highs, others attacking the near term resistance on the way to highs. Explore the laggards with good patterns, they are getting the time they need to complete patterns and join the […]

President Trump’s Tariffs Announced, Market Jumps

President Trump’s Tariffs Announced, Market Jumps

President Trump’s Tariffs Announced, Market Jumps $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stock finished higher Thursday as investors awaited President Trump’s official approval of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, which he gave just minutes before the close. The S&P 500 finished with a gainer of 0.5%, closing at its best mark of the day, while […]

US Economy Strong, Growing, as Financial Markets Consolidate Big Gains

US Economy Strong, Growing, as Financial Markets Consolidate Big Gains

US Economy Strong, Growing, as Financial Markets Consolidate Big Gains $VXX The nation’s economy is very strong, and the tax cut bill is energizing business, so the stock markets will be just fine despite the quick correction seen over the past 9 trading days. Savvy participants are cost averaging down and “buying the dip’ “Investment […]

Monetary Policy is the Engine-of-Inflation

Monetary Policy is the Engine-of-Inflation

Monetary Policy is the Engine-of-Inflation $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Just 2 Friday’s ago, on January 26th The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) made its latest BEV Zero, new all-time high.  Then 9 trading days later on Thursday February 8th it broke below its BEV -10% line in a dramatic fashion. The BEV plot seen below begins at […]

Investors Buying Gold for Protection

Investors Buying Gold for Protection

Investors Buying Gold for Protection $GLD Participants who understand the need to diversify their portfolios know the ability of Gold to diversify an investment portfolio, and to protect assets from declines in the equity markets. Gold often moves in the opposite direction as stocks, gaining value as stocks lose value. Gold gained 13% last year, […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Prediction Edition

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Prediction Edition $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Again, and again hitting my targets, the sentiment is high and the positive momentum is Strong in here. The market will dip (negligible), pullback (-3 to 5%), correct (-8 t0 11%) or keep running ahead. Some if not many investors are afraid in here, […]

Wall Street Pros Find Bitcoin Getting Easy to Trade

Wall Street Pros Find Bitcoin Getting Easy to Trade

Wall Street Pros Find Bitcoin Getting Easy to Trade $BTCUSD , $CME, $CBOE The company that developed one of the most popular pieces of trading software is about to make it easier for professionals to bet on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Trading Technologies International Inc., aka TT, whose products let traders buy and sell on major […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Prediction Edition

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Prediction Edition $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Again, hitting my targets, the sentiment is high and the momentum is Strong in here. Here is the predictions: In this earning scenario we are likely to see the S&P 500 at 3,257 in Y 2018, archive it. The market continues finding new leaders […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Again, hitting my targets, no predictions yet, but the sentiment is high and the momentum is Strong in here. DJIA look Very Bullish to me 26,000 in sight, that is the Key resistance. DJIA +228.46 at 25803.19, NAS Comp +49.28 at 7261.06, S&P 500 +18.68 at 2786.24 NAS Comp: +5.2% YTD DJIA: +4.4% […]

President Trump is ‘Crazy Like a Fox’, Investors Not Afraid

President Trump is ‘Crazy Like a Fox’, Investors Not Afraid

President Trump is ‘Crazy Like a Fox’, Investors Not Afraid $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks rose for a 5th day running, with technology shares bolstering major indexes, as investors continue to price in the impact of tax cuts before corporate earnings season begins later this week. The S&P 500 Index rose 0.2% to a […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Again, hitting my targets, but no predictions yet. Friday’s finish: DJIA +220.74 at 25295.87, NAS Comp  +58.64 at 7136.56, S&P 500 +19.16 at 2743.15 NAS Comp: +3.4% YTD S&P 500: +2.6% YTD DJIA: +2.3% YTD Russell 2000: +1.6% YTD The Big Q: Will the managed money keep coming in? The Big A: It […]

The Trump Bull Market Charges Into 2018, DJIA Breaks 25,000

The Trump Bull Market Charges Into 2018, DJIA Breaks 25,000

The Trump Bull Market Charges Into 2018, DJIA Breaks 25,000 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The macro indicators are telling investors that world economies are doing really well under President Trump’s MAGA policies. Thursday, the DJIA broke above the 25,000 for the 1st time, and other major US indexes posted new records, driven by strong US […]

WTI Crude Oil Price Hits 60 bbl, Highest Since Mid-2015

WTI Crude Oil Price Hits 60 bbl, Highest Since Mid-2015

WTI Crude Oil Price Hits 60 bbl, Highest Since Mid-2015 $USO, $OIL Friday, US Crude Oil prices rose above 60 bbl on the final trading day of the year, touching their highest mark since mid-2015 International benchmark Brent Crude futures also rose, supported by ongoing supply cuts by top producers OPEC and Russia as well […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX What we saw in the US stock market last week was not damaging to the technicals. The DJI and S&P 500 are extended, but the action this week did not suggest they ready to roll over. That may come as the market moves into the New Year, […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX As expected the Fed hiked interest rates as expected. Much more data to come this week, including: Housing starts, Existing Home Sales, GDP third, Philly Fed, Leading indicators, Personal income and spending, Durable Goods Orders, New Homes, Michigan Sentiment. Overall, the US economic data is […]

Caution Lights Flash as Bitcoin Posts New Record High

Caution Lights Flash as Bitcoin Posts New Record High

Caution Lights Flash as Bitcoin Posts New Record High $BTCUSD, $CBOE, $CME, $DB Friday, Bitcoin marked another all-time high of almost $18,000 on the Bitstamp exchange, up 9% on the day, as caution warnings grew over the risks of investing in the highly volatile and speculative financial instrument. Bitcoin is currently trading at: 17,716.0547, +382.699, or +2.21%, As […]

Bitcoin On Wall Street, Opens Strong

Bitcoin On Wall Street, Opens Strong

Bitcoin On Wall Street, Opens Strong $BTCUSD, $CBOE , $CME $GBTUSD Just 4 hours after its debut on Cboe Global Markets Inc.’s (NASDAQ:CBOE) Bitcoin futures, the contracts spiked more than 20% and triggered 2 trading halts designed to cool volatility. Dealers said initial volumes exceeded expectations, while traffic on Cboe’s website was so strong that […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The rising stock prices and steady increases in home values powered American household wealth to $96.9-T this Fall, the Fed said last Thursday. US wealth has made a remarkable comeback since the Great Recession, when it dove more than $10-T to $56.2-T, not adjusted for […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street analysts are predicting another up year for the S&P 500 Index (SPY) It is worth taking notice what would be accomplished if that prediction happens. At 2,800, the average estimate of 9 strategists tracked points not only to another year of all-time highs, […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Earnings season is finishing up, and the indices performed well through out the season, keeping the October/November move alive. Options Expiration saw some adjustments, just as a consolidation in NAS Comp and some big names broke higher, but then saw some selling on expiry. How those issues work […]

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