President Trump’s Economic Success Impressed Davos Elites

President Trump’s Economic Success Impressed Davos Elites

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow that President Trump’s indisputable economic success very much impressed many chief executives attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos. President Trump touted the success of the US economy in a rousing speech last Tuesday.  In a wide-ranging address pitched to appeal to the Davos crowd, touting the achievements […]

Goldie Says Stocks Can Go Higher

Goldie Says Stocks Can Go Higher

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Some on Wall Street see a sharp reversal hitting this year’s stock market rally now that fast-money quants have ramped up their speculative bets. But the real money has the potential to come in and lead even if these systematic players slow down. Tepid inflows into mutual funds and exchange-traded […]

2020: Buy Gold, Bet on Emerging Markets

2020: Buy Gold, Bet on Emerging Markets

$XAU $GLD “Gold is a place you want to be. I think that it’s partly because its inversely correlated with interest rates. But it’s also an insurance policy when things go wrong,” David Rosenberg said. “There’s no such thing as a no-brainer, but this is close.” Gold is off to a terrific start this year […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Periodic Report on the Buyback Program

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Periodic Report on the Buyback Program

$RACE Ferrari N.V. (MTA:RACE) announces that under the third tranche of the common share buyback program announced on 14 November 2019 (“Third Tranche”), the Company has purchased additional common shares – reported in aggregate form, on a daily basis – on the Italian Stock Exchange (MTA) as follows: Trading Date (dd/mm/yyyy)   Stock Exchange Number […]

French Collector, Patrick Bardinon Ordered to Disgorge $42-M from Fraudulent Sale of Family’s Ferrari 250 GTO

French Collector, Patrick Bardinon Ordered to Disgorge $42-M from Fraudulent Sale of Family’s Ferrari 250 GTO

$RACE A French appeals court ordered the son of a renowned Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) collector to pay his siblings millions of Euros over the disputed sale of a coveted racer considered the storied Italian automaker’s “Mona Lisa”. Patrick Bardinon was sued for breach of trust after auctioning off the rare 1964 Ferrari 250 GTO to a […]

2020: The Fed and Q-4’s Initiation

2020: The Fed and Q-4’s Initiation

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last September something happened in the “repo” short-term financing market. Liquidity dried up, interest rates spiked, and the Fed stepped in to save the day. On 12 December a New York Fed statement said its trading desk would increase its repo operations around year end “to ensure that the supply of reserves remains […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) in Negotiations to Keep the Motorsport Viable

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) in Negotiations to Keep the Motorsport Viable

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) says it is making financial sacrifices in the negotiations over their future in F1 after Y 2021. The move will assist the smaller teams in the sport to make sure it is economically viable as a venture.  Ferrari’s F1 2021 ‘rule model’ pictured above. A budget cap of $175-M is going to […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$SPY $SPX, $DIA, $QQQ, $RUTX I am saying this again: “All the stress, worries and concerns about trade disputes, geopolitics and a slowing and overly indebted global economy, Y 2019 may be the best year investors have ever had, the numbers are staggering.” And just because sentiment is so very positive does not mean a […]

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Charles Leclerc Grateful to Seb Vettel After Inking New Contract

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Charles Leclerc Grateful to Seb Vettel After Inking New  Contract

$RACE Charles Leclerc, 22 anni, has expressed his gratitude to Seb Vettel for helping him to hit the ground running at Ferrari and is keen get it on after signing his new deal Monday. Mr. Leclerc’s reward for an impressive 1st season with The Scuderia was a contract extension until the end of Y 2024. […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$SPY $SPX, $XAU, $USO, $USO For all the stress, worries and concerns about trade disputes, geopolitics and a slowing and overly indebted global economy, Y 2019 may be the best year investors have ever had. The numbers are staggering Global stocks have piled on more than $10-T, bonds have been on fire, Crude Oil has […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Will Invest More in its F1 Racing Programs in 2020/21

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Will Invest More in its F1 Racing Programs in 2020/21

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) says it is prepared to invest more money in its F1 team, including building a new simulator, as it expects a “significantly more expensive” 2020. The iconic Italian team’s defeat by MercedesAMG in Y 2019 ensured it ended the decade without a championship success in F1, as its title drought stretched to an […]

Seeing This Bull Market Extending into 2020, Not ‘Melting-up’

Seeing This Bull Market Extending into 2020, Not ‘Melting-up’

$SPY, $DIA, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $BAC, $UBS, Analysts at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, described this Bull market as “primed for Q-1 2020 risk asset melt-up,” with the Fed and the ECB still providing ample support to portions of the market and economy that have shown some signs of softness aka printing money. UBS Global […]

Gold Prices on Pace to Mark Biggest Annual Gainer in 9 Yrs

Gold Prices on Pace to Mark Biggest Annual Gainer in 9 Yrs

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $XAG, $USD Gold prices look to end the year more than 15% higher, on track to post their biggest annual gainer in 9 years. “Gold has seen considerable safe haven buying from investors concerned over low and negative yields in the bond market and fearing a possible downturn in equities,” said the […]

Gold’s Price History

Gold’s Price History

$XAU, $GLD, $USD, $XAG, $SLV The following is a deep dive into past Gold’s Price History by James Anderson who begins with a gold price chart covering more than the last 700 years. Leading into the USD price of gold since the 1776 founding of the United States of America (USA) through the post-1971 fully fiat […]

A Case for the Extension of This Bull Market

A Case for the Extension of This Bull Market

$SPY, $RUTX, $USD Last Christmas, the longest Bull market in our lifetime came within points of dying as the Fed raised interest rates. Some pundits say that every 3 years or so something pushes the Bull market to the brink of extinction, before a last-minute escape, that there is a record of support that underpins […]

Fed May Launch QE-4 Before Year-End to Ease Market Stress

Fed May Launch QE-4 Before Year-End to Ease Market Stress

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $CS Credit Suisse (NYSE:CS) analyst now predicts that a 4th round of QE (quantitative easing) will be needed before year’s end to ease mounting pressure in the short-term lending markets. He said QE-4 would help rebuild bank reserves, which have dropped as the Fed has shrunk its balance sheet. QE, […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $XAU, $GLD, $VXX Conditions setting up for the Santa Claus Rally A year after the US stock market plunged on the Fed’s acts, many investors believe conditions are set for a rally to finish off Y 2019. A more accommodative Fed compared with a year ago is an important argument for […]

The Gold Rush Flying Under Wall Street’s Radar

The Gold Rush Flying Under Wall Street’s Radar

$GLD, $XAU, $AGGFF The Dutch Central Bank recently argued in an article that if there were to be a major monetary reset, “gold stock can serve as a basis” to rebuild the global monetary system. Investor Ray Dalio recently cautioned attendees at the Institute for International Finance conference when he mentioned the possibility of a […]

There is a Gold Rush on, Here are Our Plays…

There is a Gold Rush on, Here are Our Plays…

$XAU, $SLV, $GOLD, $NEM, $AGGFF, $FNV, $RGLD, $PAAS The smart money has already started and gold prices are up, breaking through 6 year highs. Gold miners are having an incredible year. And if a crash comes, getting gold into your portfolio is absolutely Key With all that in mind, here are five companies gold investors should […]

The Important Travel Safety Advice

The Important Travel Safety Advice

Travelers need to find the line between exploring boldly and hiding in a tourist bubble. Instead of scaring you to death with horror stories or emboldening you to behave recklessly, we are here to simply provide the travel safety tips you should always follow if you are a US citizen, they are important and they […]

The New Science of Sleep and Dreams (Video)

The New Science of Sleep and Dreams (Video)

In this featured video, professor Matthew Walker, PhD., founder and director of the University of California Berkeley’s Center for Human Sleep Science and author of the book “Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams,” shares the latest discoveries about sleep and how it impacts virtually every area of our physical and mental […]

Millennials Adopt Old School Love of Gold

Millennials Adopt Old School Love of Gold

$XAU, $GLD The World Gold Council (WGC) has reported that millennials’ attitudes towards gold are not so different to those of older generations. “Gold can resonate more deeply among younger consumers,” the report said. “But there are perceptual misgivings among the younger Gen Z audience, misgivings which are particularly pronounced in China’s jewelry market. For example, […]

President Trump, “We Have Delivered on Our Promises, Exceeding All Expectations” (Video)

President Trump, “We Have Delivered on Our Promises, Exceeding All Expectations” (Video)

$SPY Over 1,350 people attended the lunchtime speech according to the Economic Club of NY spokeswoman. The club’s membership is a who’s who of New York’s financial elite, and its trustees include John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and billionaire hedge fund investor John Paulson, 1 of President Trump’s Top […]

Box Office: ‘Midway’ Blasts Past ‘Doctor Sleep’ with $17.5-M

Box Office: ‘Midway’ Blasts Past ‘Doctor Sleep’ with $17.5-M

$LGF, $VIA, $CMCSA, $DIS, $AMZN ‘Doctor Sleep‘ snoozed in $14.1-M, ‘Playing With Fire‘ Topped ‘Last Christmas‘ in the weeknd’s 2nd upset. Veterans Day weekend is light at the NA box office as the new movies disappointed. The World War II epic Midway may have topped the chart with a better-than-expected $17.5-M from 4,086 theaters in a surprise […]

Gold Behaves More as a Currency Than a Commodity

Gold Behaves More as a Currency Than a Commodity

$XAU $GLD Gold is often included into commodities, as gold is a metal. And just like other raw materials, it is used in the production of manufactured goods. But gold is much more than that. According to the recent report published by World Gold Council (WGC) there are 6 features which differentiate gold from other […]

The ‘Pot Party’ is Over, As it All Comes Down to Supply and Demand

The ‘Pot Party’ is Over, As it All Comes Down to Supply and Demand

$CGC, $ACB, $AAPL, This chart shows how pot inventories are growing and growing just like certain crop inventories did in the 1930’s: In just a year after Canada’s historic marijuana legalization, producers built up a massive surplus of the drug. In fact, just 4% of it produced in Canada in July has been sold. The […]

Traveling Europe after BREXIT

Traveling Europe after BREXIT

Simon Calder debunks the myths and sets the record straight on how travelling to Europe after BREXIT will really change. This article will be upgraded as required… We’re all in the departure lounge – we just don’t know where we’re going. The Leave decision in the EU referendum campaign, the battle about the Draft Withdrawal […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $GLD, $VXX Investing in this market successfully requires the creation of an investing strategy that outperforms the broader market. Consider, Factor Investing, it is not new, dating to the mid-1970’s, and has been boosted over the past few years from the acceptance of ETFs. Now, there is over $900-B invested in […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $GLD, $VXX SPECIAL REPORT: The Future of this Rally, what is Next? Thee DJIA futures are up a bit Sunday night, along with S&P 500 futures and NAS Comp futures. This stock market rally has stood negative headlines, but is not yet making a final push to record highs. Arguably, this […]

President Trump Has “Muscled” the Stock Market Away from the Fed

President Trump Has “Muscled” the Stock Market Away from the Fed

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $USD, $VXX This week the Fed cut interest rates for the 2nd time since the Great Recession, and found its hands full with another event with potentially catastrophic implications for the economy. In short, liquidity in the repo markets, a critical cog in the financial system machine seized Tuesday. In response, […]

President Trump Hammers Fed’s Powell, “No Guts, No Sense, No Vision!”

President Trump Hammers Fed’s Powell, “No Guts, No Sense, No Vision!”

$DIA, $QQQ, $SPY, RUTX, $VXX President Trump Tweeted: “Fed, Powell ‘Fail Again’”After FOMC Rate Cut The Fed cut interest rates for the 2nd time since July, and it was not enough for President Trump. President Trump assailed policy makers just mins after their decision Wednesday to cut the benchmark interest rate by 25 bts. “Jay […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $VXX FlASH: Global Market Uncertainty Means Precious Metals Will Continue To Rise This level of uncertainty in the global markets will prompt a massive move in the precious metals markets as traders and investors continue to put money into precious metals as a means to hedge against fear […]

Falling Interest Rates Lead to Irrational Investments, So Gold Must Be in Every Portfolio

Falling Interest Rates Lead to Irrational Investments, So Gold Must Be in Every Portfolio

$XAU, $USD, $EUR All US financial markets are closed Monday in observance of Labor Day Investors should allocate about 10% of their assets in physical gold, Mark Mobius, who manages about $4-B in assets, told the Reuters Global Markets Forum in an interview Saturday. Mr. Mobius, who is in Mumbai to promote his book “Invest […]

Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum Linked with Fentanyl Trafficking

Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum Linked with Fentanyl Trafficking

$BTC, $BTCUSD Online criminals hawking lethal substances like fentanyl are demanding payments in Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum and Monero, according to a new White House report. The report, intended to raise awareness about the fentanyl crisis, describes cryptocurrencies as one of the “predominant funding mechanisms associated with fentanyl trafficking.”  Cryptocurrencies apparently feature heavily in the 2 main […]

Add Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) To Your Watchlist Today

Add Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) To Your Watchlist Today

$RACE If you are interested in profitable, growing companies Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) since its October 2016 IPO is the standout stock in the automotive sector, it is The Aristocrat. While that does not make its shares worth buying at any price, you cannot deny that successful capitalism requires profit, eventually. In comparison, loss making companies act like […]

Some of the Greatest Ferrari Race Cars Ever on the Lawn at Pebble Beach

Some of the Greatest Ferrari Race Cars Ever on the Lawn at Pebble Beach

$RACE A sea of Ferrari Red racing machines honored Scuderia Ferrari’s 90th anni Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) as a brand just celebrated its 70th anni in Maranello, Italy, 2 years ago. But long before Enzo Ferrari founded Ferrari, he was a race driver himself, then later the manager of Alfa Romeo Grand Prix racing activities, and Y 2019 […]

Ford V Ferrari is the Most Important Film for Fox’s Future With Disney

Ford V Ferrari is the Most Important Film for Fox’s Future With Disney

$RACE, $DIS Ever since the merger of Disney and Fox closed earlier this year, the fate of the Fox has been a Big Q. While its new corporate parent has done everything to assure folks that it will not fall over, recent developments have thrown the fate of those decisions into question. The next 2 […]

Cellphone Service Will Not Be Available for the ‘Storm Area 51’ Events Next Month

Cellphone Service Will Not Be Available for the ‘Storm Area 51’ Events Next Month

Fearing that they will be overwhelmed with visitors, officials in the remote Nevada county that is home to the Area 51 military base have drafted an emergency declaration and a plan to team resources with neighboring counties and the state ahead of events next month tied to the “Storm Area 51” internet drive. The elected […]

LA, a Major US City, has 1,000’s of People Eating and Defecating in its Streets

LA, a Major US City, has 1,000’s of People Eating and Defecating in its Streets

Homelessness has spiked in the State of California. Los Angeles especially has witnessed a massive increase. Between Ys 2018-2019 LA County’s homeless population grew by 16%. The City of Los Angeles experienced a similar phenom as its population grew at a slightly slower rate. The thousands of new people calling the streets their home has […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) The Future of Supercars Aligned with the Past

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) The Future of Supercars Aligned with the Past

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Chairman John Elkann said at the annual Concours d’Elegance event in Pebble Beach, California, that Ferrari will continue to expand its GT car lineup. However, it will be limited and not compete with the annual sales volume of Germany’s Porsche. Ferrari had strong financial results in Q-2 of Y 2019, as the company recently announced its […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Introduce New GT Car in November

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Introduce New GT Car in November

$RACE The unveiling of a new Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Supercar is good reason car fans to celebrate. Ferrari has announced that it will be expanding the offerings it has for easier-to-drive GT (grand touring cars). Word of the new GT offering came from Ferrari Chairman John Elkann at Pebble Beach Saturday. The executive also hinted that […]

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. […]

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 […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Will Continue to Limit Supercar Production

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Will Continue to Limit Supercar Production

$RACE Italy’s iconic luxury Supercar maker Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE) will not expand production GT cars, and will not chase rival Porsche’s annual sales volume, Ferrari Chairman John Elkann told a group of classic car enthusiasts gathered the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this weekend. He reiterated that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles ((NYSE:FCAU), of which he is also […]

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Seb Vettel Urges Calm, Turn the Season Around

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Seb Vettel Urges Calm, Turn the Season Around

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is facing a 3rd winless season since Y 2014, when the turbo-hybrid F1 era began. But 12 races into Y 2019 it is right up front as The Scuderia prepares for the next 9, Sebastian Vettel calls for calm. With seemingly the fastest car in pre-season testing, Ferrari were the team to […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) The Business of Formula One Racing

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) The Business of Formula One Racing

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has competed in more than 900 Grands Prix races and remain the only constructor to have taken part in every single edition of the Formula 1 World Championship since its launch. The Scuderia hold 15 Drivers titles and 15 Constructors titles. The Maranello Outfit builds racing and road cars, symbols of Italian […]

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 […]

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, […]

The Fed is Under Pressure to Ease Further

The Fed is Under Pressure to Ease Further

$SPY Last week, Federal Reserve Chairman Powell cut U.S. interest rates calling the move an insurance policy against the effects of “simmering” trade tensions, may need to buy more coverage after the United States late Monday designated China a currency manipulator. The move by US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin starts a formal process to address […]

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 […]

Gold After The Fed, There is Comfort in Conflict

Gold After The Fed, There is Comfort in Conflict

$GLD $XAU  FLASH: Gold Bugs are betting there is more to the precious Yellow metal’s rally than interest rates. Gold is on its way to a 3rd straight monthly gainer, trading near 6-year highs as central banks signal easier monetary policy. The Fed is expected to cut U.S. interest rates by a Quarter point Wednesday. […]

Mark Zuckerberg Takes a Shot at the Fed’s Relevance

Mark Zuckerberg Takes a Shot at the Fed’s Relevance

$FB, $USO, $XAU, $XAG, $USD, $JPY, $EUR President Trump gives his voice to increasingly public impatience with what we analysts call macro-economics. The Fed targets 2% inflation as a compromise between accomplishing strong growth and stable prices. Since the Y 2008 financial crisis, whether unemployment was 10% or less than 4%, no matter how high or low […]

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 […]

Ray Dalio’s Theory: The 10 Yr Bull Market in Gold

Ray Dalio’s Theory: The 10 Yr Bull Market in Gold

$XAU, $GLD The SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSE:SPY) has rallied 37.5% in the past 3 years, while the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSE:GLD) has lagged, gaining just 5.7% in that frame. Now comes Bridgewater Associates hedge fund manager Ray Dalio, who has recently said gold could be gearing up for a “Gold Bug” decade of returns. Paradigm Shift: in […]

Survivor Guide “Buy Gold on Paradigm Shift in Global Markets”

Survivor Guide “Buy Gold on Paradigm Shift in Global Markets”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $XAU, $GLD, $VXX Billionaire Investment Guru, Ray Dalio thinks the current era of low interest rates and QE may be coming to an end, and his answer to a new market paradigm that could see escalating conflict between capitalists and socialists is simple, Buy Gold. “I believe that it would be […]

Lawmakers Grill Facebook Execs, Bitcoin (BTC) Dives

Lawmakers Grill Facebook Execs, Bitcoin (BTC) Dives

$BTC, $BTCUSD, $FB FLASH: The cryptocurrency market got hammered Tuesday with Bitcoin losing over 10% in value after US lawmakers grilled Facebook (FB) on its cryptocurrency plans, as political and regulatory scrutiny of digital coins intensifies. Facebook is fighting to get Washington onside after it shocked regulators and lawmakers with its announcement on 18 June […]

Bitcoin (BTC) Rally Up, Rally Down, Wild Market Volatility is the Norm

Bitcoin (BTC) Rally Up, Rally Down, Wild Market Volatility is the Norm

$BTC, $BTCUSD FLASH: Bitcoin (BTC) Not a Game for Casual Players Financial markets experts agree that fast run-up in prices is a bubble. And the Big Q is always when/not if, its price will crash, and the effect of a crash?  The Financial Stability Oversight Commission recently came out with a report listing challenges to financial stability, […]

Campaign to Reinstate the Gold Standard in US Gathering Momentum

Campaign to Reinstate the Gold Standard in US Gathering Momentum

$XAU, $GLD, $USD The once-fringe fantasy of a return to the gold standard is creeping back into the mainstream. It has long been dismissed as a fool’s errand, on par with abandoning the Federal Reserve and other trappings of the modern economy. Mainstream economists deride it almost without exception. Reintroducing the gold standard would “be a disaster […]

“Gold is Money, Everything Else is Credit”

“Gold is Money, Everything Else is Credit”

$XAU, $XAG, $GLD, $USD The economist John Maynard Keynes called gold a “barbarous relic”, suggesting that its usefulness as money is an artifact of the past. In an era filled with cashless transactions and hundreds of cryptocurrencies, this statement seems truer today than in Keynes’ time. But, gold also possesses elemental properties that has made […]

President Trump’s Successes at the Weekend Pushes Gold Below Key Technical Support

President Trump’s Successes at the Weekend Pushes Gold Below Key Technical Support

$XAU, $GLD, $SLV, $USD Gold fell 1%+ Monday to its lowest in more than a week as USD strengthened and investors opted for riskier assets after the US and China agreed to restart trade talks. Spot gold was down 1.3% at $1,391.29 oz, as of 0411 GMT, US gold futures dipped 1.3% to $1,394.90 oz. […]

Is Craig Wright Really Satoshi Nakamoto?

Is Craig Wright Really Satoshi Nakamoto?

$BTCUSD The Australian scientist who claims he created Bitcoin (BTC), said at a federal court hearing in West Palm Beach, Florida, that he cannot comply with an order to produce a list of all his early Bitcoin addresses, and may not even be ever able to access the coins. Craig Wright is defending himself against […]

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 […]

New US Sanction on Iran Targets its Supreme Leader Directly

New US Sanction on Iran Targets its Supreme Leader Directly

FLASH: Secretary Mnuchin, “Trump Order Will Lock up Billions More in Iranian Assets” Monday, President Trump signed an executive order targeting Iran’s supreme leader and his associates with financial sanctions, the latest action the US has taken to discourage Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and supporting militant groups. The sanctions follow Iran’s downing of a […]

As Gold Tops $1,400 oz…

As Gold Tops $1,400 oz…

$XAU, $GLD, $USD FLASH: There has been a dramatic change in the sentiment of Gold Bugs Bold prices have risen this month, passing $1,400 oz for the 1st time since Y 2013. There have been good reasons to be Bullish the precious Yellow metal. Everything from Dovish central banks, technical indicators, negative-yielding bonds are all working […]

“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 […]

The US Economy in Longest Expansion Ever.

The US Economy in Longest Expansion Ever.

This month, the US economy has been growing for 10 years running, tying the record for the longest expansion ever. Many people, including journalists and policy makers, see this as a great achievement. “I see nothing to celebrate. On the contrary, I think they are measuring success the wrong way”, says Narayana Kocherlakota He says, […]

President Trump’s Mexico Tariff Threat Already Working

President Trump’s Mexico Tariff Threat Already Working

President Trump’s threats of tariffs against Mexico are already working, as the country sent a delegation immediately to Washington, DC, to discuss the growing issue of immigrants being allowed to come through Mexico to the United States’ southern border. “Those talks are beginning, and hopefully in earnest. and hopefully, Mexico will take that seriously and […]

Fact: Bitcoin (BTC) Almost Nobody Uses It

Fact: Bitcoin (BTC) Almost Nobody Uses It

$BTC, $BTCUSD FLASH: Bitcoin (BTC) has a major problem that few are talking about due the renewed exuberance of the recent rally. That problem is that hardly anyone uses the world’s largest cryptocurrency for anything beyond speculation. Data from New York-based blockchain researcher Chainalysis Inc. show that only 1.3% of economic transactions came from merchants […]

Which Charities To Trust With Your Money – Best To Worst

Which Charities To Trust With Your Money – Best To Worst

Many people have their speculations about where charity money really goes. While charities received a staggering $ 410.02 billion in 2017, up from recent years, the number of people donating continues to plummet. In 2000, more than two-thirds of Americans donated to charity, while just 55.5% gave to charitable causes in 2014. Are organizations just making […]

Sing., Malaysia, Vietnam Added to US Money Watch-list

Sing., Malaysia, Vietnam Added to US Money Watch-list

The US Treasury has just added Sing., Malaysia and Vietnam to a watch-list for currency (money) manipulation, putting their Fx (foreign-exchange) policies under scrutiny. Sing. (Singapore) made the list because of its large current account surplus and net foreign currency purchases of at least $17-B in Y 2018, equivalent to 4.6% of GDP, according to […]

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 […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Headed Due South

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Headed Due South

$TSLA For years in this column we have called Tesla’s valuation out as fake, and finally the T-Bulls have relented and thrown in their towels(NASDAQ:TSLA) There is a “crisis of confidence” in the company, said Yahoo Finance senior columnist Rick Newman on The First Trade. When asked if Tesla’s stock could nosedive to 125 a share from about […]

Managed Money Holding Long Bets on the Leadership

Managed Money Holding Long Bets on the Leadership

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Managed money’s lack of conviction in the Y 2019 stock rally has become notorious, but managers retained faith in the Leadership. Hedge funds kept equity exposures light in this year’s advance, the relative size of their biggest Long positions remained “extremely elevated,” according to the latest research from […]

F1: The World’s Wealthiest Sport

F1: The World’s Wealthiest Sport

$RACE,$PM F1 status as the world’s wealthiest sport has been revealed in research which shows that it has received $30-B from sponsors over the past 15 years F1 is setting up for its Top event, the Monaco Grand Prix, which takes place this weekend and is the backdrop for blockbuster sponsorship announcements by the racing […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Marking 2-Year Lows, Musk Tries to ‘Stop the Bleeding’

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock Marking 2-Year Lows, Musk Tries to ‘Stop the Bleeding’

$TSLA Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) sank to a 2-year low after CEO Elon Musk told employees that effective immediately he and the fledgling EV maker’s new CFO will be scrutinizing every dollar the company spends in a “hardcore” focus on costs. Almost laughable if not so futile attempt to stop the bleeding there. In an e-Mail to […]

Bitcoin’s (BTCUSD) Rally Cheers Some, Worries Others

Bitcoin’s (BTCUSD) Rally Cheers Some, Worries Others

$BTCUSD Tuesday, Bitcoin (BTCUSD) hit its highest mark in 10 months, raising hopes among cryptocurrency fans of greater mainstream acceptance, but others urged investor caution. Bitcoin, which lost 75% of its value in Y 2018, has soared by 24% since Friday and more than 2X’d in price so far this year. Currently Bitcoin is trading […]

Some Secrets of ‘Very Happy’ People

Some Secrets of ‘Very Happy’ People

We all agree that being happy is a desirable goal, but its not always simple to achieve. “The emotion we call happiness is more of a bottom-up or inside-out experience than Top-down or Outside-in,” Heidi Hanna, PhD., executive director of the American Institute of Stress. “We need to connect with the basic things that really […]

President Trump Wants Congressional Action on the Southern Border or Face “Harsh Measures”

President Trump Wants Congressional Action on the Southern Border or Face “Harsh Measures”

President Trump Tuesday to take “harsh measures” if congressional Democrats do not take action against immigration loopholes. President Trump Tweeted Tuesday morning: “Democrats in Congress must vote to close the terrible loopholes at the Southern Border. If not, harsh measures will have to be taken!” The White House has requested billions in emergency funds from Congress […]

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