US Household Wealth Hits Record $119-T in This V-Shaped Recovery

US Household Wealth Hits Record $119-T in This V-Shaped Recovery

#household #wealth #recovery #virus #stocks #bonds #jobs Americans’ household wealth rebounded last Quarter to a record high as the stock market quickly recovered from a medical emergency chaos-induced plunge in March. The gains flowed mainly to the most affluent households even as tens of millions of people endured job losses and shrunken incomes. Monday, the Fed said that […]

Investors Bailing Out of the Tech Sector

Investors Bailing Out of the Tech Sector

#tech #ETFs #investors #virus #aid #traders #risk #leverage $QQQ $TQQQ $XLI $XLK Investors are ditching QQQ, the largest tech ETF at the fassstest pace in 20 yrs. The $122-B Invesco QQQ Trust Series 1 (NYSEArca:QQQ) ETF suffered its biggest daily outflow since October 2000, losing almost $3.5-B Friday. The tech-heavy fund, which tracks the NAS […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, FAANGs Topping

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, FAANGs Topping

#WallStreet #PaulEbeling #BigTech #economy #growth #Bulls #Bears #money #FAANGs #Microsoft #virus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $MSFT $VXX Last Week in Review: Another week of selling, particularly in the mega-cap techs The China virus stock market rally had a mild, nothing wk if you only look at the percentage change. The DJIA lost just 0.03% in […]

Gold Rewards Big Banks with Big Returns

Gold Rewards Big Banks with Big Returns

#gold #money #banks #COMEX $XAU $GLD $USD The world’s largest 50 investment banks are on track to 2X their income from precious metals this year to around $2.5-B, most of it from gold, Coalition, a banking consultancy said Sunday. “$1.2-B was the earnings pool last year. This year we already crossed that number,” said Coalition’s […]

Optimizing Our Metabolic Health is an Effective Way to Mitigate the Severity of a COVID-19 Infection

Optimizing Our Metabolic Health is an Effective Way to Mitigate the Severity of a COVID-19 Infection

#body #fuel #ketones #virus Ketones, the 4th fuel A Key way people can potentially mitigate the severity of the China virus is by eating right; starting doing these things and come out strong. But that message has not been delivered … Our body can use 4 types of fuel: carbohydrates, fats, proteins and ketones. Of […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Stocks are Going Higher

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Stocks are Going Higher

#WallStreet #PaulEbeling #BigTech #earnings #economy #growth #employment #interest #Bulls #money #FAANGs $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Week’s Action Week in Review: Another week of selling, particularly in the mega-caps The selling from the prior week carried over to the shortened trading week. The S&P 500 fell 2.5%, the NAS Comp fell 4.1%, the DJIA […]

President Trump, “If more money is needed to win, I will put it up”

President Trump, “If more money is needed to win, I will put it up”

#PresidentTrump #election #money #win #virus Tuesday, President Trump said he will consider drawing money from his personal fortune to aid his re-election campaign against Democratic presidential candidate Slow Joe Biden. “If I have to, I will,” President Trump said. When asked how much he would spend, the President answered, “Whatever it takes. We have to […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Do Not Fear September

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Do Not Fear September

#WallStreet #PaulEbeling #BigTech #earnings #economy #growth #employment #interest #Bulls #money #FAANGs $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Week’s Action The trigger the stock-market pullback Thursday and Friday that erased weeks of gainers in the US stock market, may have been embattled investment firm SoftBank, according to a report by the Financial Times of London The report […]

Punters Betting Big on President Trump to Win a 2nd Term

Punters Betting Big on President Trump to Win a 2nd Term

#PresidentTrump #betting Recent polling has come in since the Republican National Convention ended, and it shows a huge tightening of the Presidential race, both in terms of national and Key state polling. Hence, President Trump became the favorite to win the election, according to betting markets. According to RedState, on September 1st, the betting markets moved into […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, ‘This Market has Legs’

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, ‘This Market has Legs’

#WallStreet #PaulEbeling #BigTech #earnings #NFPs #employment #interest #Bulls #money #FAANGs $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Week’s Action Thursday the Fed Chairman jettisoned the Phillips curve’s idea that rising unemployment means less inflation. In fact, he stated that there is no empirical evidence to support the notion. Technical Analysis NAS Comp gapped modestly higher, rallied […]

Fed Speak: US Rates to Stay Ultra-Low for a Long Time, Market Likes ‘Cheap Money

Fed Speak: US Rates to Stay Ultra-Low for a Long Time, Market Likes ‘Cheap Money

#Fed #interest #inflation #money #market #investors $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The Trump Fed announced a significant change Thursday in how it manages interest rates by saying it plans to keep rates near Zero even after inflation has exceeded the Fed’s 2% target level. The change tells us that the Fed is prepared to tolerate […]

The Coming ‘Spending Boom’ Will Drive Stocks and Economy Due North

The Coming ‘Spending Boom’ Will Drive Stocks and Economy Due North

#spending #boom #stocks #economy #gold #hedge #liquidity $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $GLD $XAU A “spending boom” will happen in Y 2021 as pent-up demand from consumers and increased liquidity shoveled into the economy as a successful vaccine and and C-19 coronavirus treatment is developed. And the stock market has much more room to run even […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeing on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeing on Wall Street

#WallStreet #PaulEbeling #BigTech #earnings #NFPs #employment #interest #Bulls #money #FAANGs $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Week’s Action NAS Comp is leading the Bull run, The NASDAQ broke to a new high — and held the move, the rebound is helping Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Google and Netflix carry the load. Recovery stocks are still in […]

President Trump Halts International Abortion Funding, A Good Day for Life!

President Trump Halts International Abortion Funding, A Good Day for Life!

#PresidentTrump #prolife #halts #abortion #funding The US State Department implemented a new policy that prevents American taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortions around the world.  The policy is called the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance (PLGHA) policy. PLGHA prevents United States’ and thus taxpayer money from going to any organization in the […]

Fed Urged to Deliver More Aid/Relief to Small and Medium-sized Businesses Struggling Because of the C-19 Chaos

Fed Urged to Deliver More Aid/Relief to Small and Medium-sized Businesses Struggling Because of the C-19 Chaos

#Fed #lending #MainStreet #aid #relief #money A bipartisan Congressional panel overseeing the implementation of some coronavirus aid/relief programs urged the Fed and US Treasury to take more risk with taxpayer dollars and increase outreach efforts to deliver more aid/relief to small and medium-sized businesses struggling because of the C-19 chaos. The panel’s recommendations Keyed around […]

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

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

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

Increasing Bullishishness Dovetails with Savvy Wall Street Strategists

Increasing Bullishishness Dovetails with Savvy Wall Street Strategists

#WallStreet #Bullishishness #VIX #coronavirus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The fear on Wall Street is fading, as stocks continue their unprecedented Bull run in the midst of the global coronavirus chaos. The Cboe Volatility Index (VIX), or “fear gauge,” is near its lowest mark since late February and options markets are showing diminishing concerns of […]

Making Safe, Investment Grade Bets in Stocks Hammered by the C-19 Coronavirus Chaos

Making Safe, Investment Grade Bets in Stocks Hammered by the C-19 Coronavirus Chaos

#investments #stocks #C19coronavirus #risk #money #cash $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Energy, aviation and lodging firms hit hard by the coronavirus chaos will offer handsome returns for high-yield investors in the months ahead. There are opportunities for discerning money managers and aggressive retail investors. We and other Top money managers see opportunities in stressed and […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeing on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeing on Wall Street

#WallStreet #PaulEbeling #BigTech #earnings #NFPs #employment #interest #Bulls #money #FAANGs $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Week’s Action Jobless Claims Hit a New Low: The number of jobless claims fell below 1-M for the 1st time in 20 wks. Thursday, the S&P 500 came within 7 pts of the all-time high. It will keep banging […]

No ‘Porked Up’ Aid Bill is Needed Now

No ‘Porked Up’ Aid Bill is Needed Now

#PresidentTrump #economy #recovery #Congress #money The US economy is entering a self-sustaining V-Shaped recovery and does not need a big dose of aid/relief/stimulus bill from Congress. “The numbers are coming in very, very nicely,” National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said adding that data suggests a rise in C-19 coronavirus cases over the Summer put only “a […]

“It is Silly for Democrats to Claim C-19 Coronavirus Aid/Relief/Stimulus is Too Slow”

“It is Silly for Democrats to Claim C-19 Coronavirus Aid/Relief/Stimulus is Too Slow”

#PresidentTrump #C19coronavirus #aidreliefstimulus #Democrats It is “silly” for Democrats to say it will take Americans too long to get their enhanced unemployment benefits in place, as they could have gotten it in place a week or 10 days ago, but states are already in a position to continue extended unemployment benefits, White House economic adviser […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeing on Wall Street, New Highs in View

Commentary: Paul Ebeing on Wall Street, New Highs in View

#WallStreet #PaulEbeling #BigTech #earnings #NFPs #employment #interest #Bulls #money #FAANGs $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Week’s Action As expected, the FAANGs: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google stepped up as the NAS Comp leaders paused to refresh, overall the action is good. Friday’s jobs report were as President Trump said they would be marking […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

#WallStreet #PaulEbeling #BigTech #earnings #NFPs #employment #interest #Bulls #money #FAANG $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $DIS Last Week’s Action US Stocks Finished Friday and July on High Notes. The tech stocks held the line kept the NAS Comp, SOX and NAS 100 in the Green. The big names in the NAS drove earnings . The […]

Republican Lawmakers Rally to Pay American Businesses for Property Damage from the Violent Rioting

Republican Lawmakers Rally  to Pay American Businesses for Property Damage from the Violent Rioting

#Republican #lawmakers #PresidentTrump #violent #rioting #looting #aid/relief/stimulus #property #damage The $1-T aid/relief/stimulus package proposed by Republicans will compensate businesses for vandalism or looting due to public disturbances that occurred during Y 2020. And President Trump wants to send Americans more checks to shore up household finances. Republican lawmakers unveiled a $1-T coronavirus aid/relief/stimulus package, dubbed […]

Gold is +25% YTD Outdistancing Stocks, Gold Bugs Rejoice!

Gold is +25% YTD Outdistancing Stocks, Gold Bugs Rejoice!

#gold #stocks #money #investors #goldbugs #centralbanks #inflation #virus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $XAU $GLD #VXX Gold is up 25% this year and traded above 1,897oz, just shy the Y 2011 record high at 1,921. Global stocks measured by the MSCI World index, have recovered almost all of the losses they suffered on the instant recession sell-off brought on […]

There is Little Reason to Expect a Slowdown in Gold Buying

There is Little Reason to Expect a Slowdown in Gold Buying

#gold #XAU #GLD #silver #XAG #SLV #rally #USD #Treasuries #yields #interest #Fed $XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $USD Deepening negative real yields in the US Treasury market are driving a this rally in gold that is seeing the precious Yellow metal moving toward record highs. Bullion has gained 24% this year and is about $40 from […]

President Trump’s 1st Ever Virtual Rally: 300,000 Attendees, $20,000,000 Raise, Outstanding!

President Trump’s 1st Ever Virtual Rally: 300,000 Attendees, $20,000,000 Raise, Outstanding!

#PresidentTrump #virtual #rally #fundraiser #money #donors #supporters #coronavirus President Trump held his 1st virtual/rally/fundraiser Tuesday night, and his campaign raised $20-M The move comes as the President has stopped his famous in person rallies due to the C-19 coronavirus chaos. President Trump answered on screen questions from the White House  Tuesday night. The fundraiser received money […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, It is Never too Late to Start Investing

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, It is Never too Late to Start Investing

#Bulls #PresidentTrump #investors #participants #stocks #bonds #Vshaped #recovery #rally #C19coronavirus #CDC #ThePeople #WallStreet #PaulEbeling $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last weeks action Stocks were quiet going into Friday’s options expiry, after getting good news regarding vaccines Wednesday. The economic data was good, but jobless claims were off. The Governor of Texas said he is considering […]

Capital Flying From Mexico

Capital Flying From Mexico

#CapitalFlight #rich #fear #C19coronavirus #Mexico #AMLO $USD Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador aka AMLO is scaring the rich into shipping their money abroad. The very 1st signs of this capital flight date back to the run-up to Lopez Obrador’s landslide electoral victory in Y 2018, and they mounted after he implemented new laws against […]

Money Managers Still Holding Cash Amidst This Strong Market Recovery

Money Managers Still Holding Cash Amidst This Strong Market Recovery

#gold #stocks #commodities #bonds #cash #value #growth #C19coronavirus #election #volatility #Fed #risk #recovery $BAC After slashing cash piles by the most in a decade last month, fund managers with $570-B are hanging on to their dry powder amid this historic epic stock rally. Investors surveyed by Bank of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) boosted average cash holdings […]

Precious Metals Solid in this Bull Market

Precious Metals Solid in this Bull Market

#Gold #Silver #preciousmetals #Fed #ECB #RBA #C19Coronavirus #inflation #currencies #stocks $XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $USD $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Analysts and economists are calculating the destruction the C-19 coronavirus chaos, and traders in the financial markets trying to understand the ramifications of the virus’ presence. The market trends demonstrate that our prior precious metals forecasts continue […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Bulls are Still in Charge

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Bulls are Still in Charge

#Bulls #PresidentTrump #investors #participants #stocks #bonds #Vshaped #recovery #rally #C19coronavirus #CDC #ThePeople #WallStreet #PaulEbeling $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $BLK $GS $MS #TROW $VXX What happened last week NASDAQ Leaders Lead the Bulls North NAS Comp leaders are in control, even if they are extended on this leg a bit.And lots of other stocks are setting […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street,

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street,

#PaulEbeling #WallStreet #money #trading #investing #vaccine #coronavirus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $PFE $VXX Last Week’s Action Pfizer Inc.’s (NYSE:PFE) announcement regarding a C-19 coronavirus vaccine boosted sentiment Stocks start Q-3 higher, leaders continue to lead. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) signals strong expansion. FOMC mins show that the Fed plans to buy bonds for […]

Independence Day Observed Friday for US Markets

Independence Day Observed Friday for US Markets

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

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Americans Holding a Huge ‘Pile of Cash’

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Americans Holding a Huge ‘Pile of Cash’

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX #Paul Ebeling #Wall Street #recovery #cash #technicals #patterns #Fed #Bulls Last Week’s Action The indexes are in consolidation mode, and the leaders are leading pulling back and testing their moves, the trend is up and the Bulls are still in charge. Financials received bids ahead of the release of the […]

Signature Real Estate is Back, Housing Market Recovers

Signature Real Estate is Back, Housing Market Recovers

The luxury side of the housing market is getting strong again, according to a new report.  Potential homebuyers with big money have been sitting on the sidelines due to The China Virus quarantines and lockdowns. But as the country reopens, they are house hunting, according to a new report by Realtor.com released Thursday. “After being […]

US Stock Market Ignores Civil Unrest

US Stock Market Ignores Civil Unrest

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX Historically social unrest issues have very little long-term impact on stock markets. During prior periods of civil unrest and protests, markets similarly largely ignored tumultuous events. After the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. in Y 1968, markets dipped briefly on the day of his death, down 0.5% from 4-5 April, […]

US Stock Market: Cross Current Sentiment Explained

US Stock Market: Cross Current Sentiment Explained

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $$GLD $XAU $VXX The Bulls are clearly in control on Wall Street, but the US stock market sentiment data picture is confusing for many participants now, as there is lots of professional of pessimism about current stock pricing Vs retail optimism. It is a tug-of-war scenario. This shows up in the […]

Baked in Q-2 Earnings are Off, the Stock Market Will Continue North

Baked in Q-2 Earnings are Off, the Stock Market Will Continue North

$SPY The S&P 500 is cheaper than many think, meaning more profitable. The stock market is cheaper and profitability is better than the pundits would have us believe. The deep dive baked into Q-2 consensus earnings understates the real core earnings of many US companies. Here I show where there is Northside in the overall […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Inflation Alert

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Inflation Alert

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Week’s Action Stock indexes are consolidating, the economic data impresses, as headlines focus on new China Virus cases in the wake of massive new testing. Last Friday was Quad Witching expiration, and we saw leaders continue to lead. Perhaps other sectors will now start to contribute to the uptrend. […]

Inflation is Coming, Be Ready…Our Inflation Indicator is Flashing Red

Inflation is Coming, Be Ready…Our Inflation Indicator is Flashing Red

$XAU $XAG $GLD $SLV $USD Gold, forests, property stocks, inflation-linked bonds, these are just some of the assets investors are betting lots money into on the view that the recent explosion of government spending and Fed stimulus may rouse inflation from its 10 yrs+ sleep. If inflation really is “the dog that didn’t bark”, failing […]

Marty Zweig: “Don’t fight the Fed and Don’t fight the Tape”

Marty Zweig:  “Don’t fight the Fed and Don’t fight the Tape”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX From Marty’s advice I minted my own that I have closed nearly every weekly Redroadmaster Report for the past 22 yrs: “Always take what the market gives.” Often followed by: “Tune out the Noise!“ What that means Don’t fight the Fed means that you cannot fight a Fed boss who intends […]

Psychologically the Fear of Missing Out is Driving the US Stock Market

Psychologically the Fear of Missing Out is Driving the US Stock Market

$SPY $SPX Last Thursday, Wall Street professionals showed retail investors who bet that stocks would continue their uninterrupted drive North, that they are incharge. Yes, there are lots of investors who missed out on Wall Street’s recovery since the 23 March lows and may take advantage of the midweek selloff to enter. That suggest some […]

History: US Market Responses During Major Protests and Tragedies

History: US Market Responses During Major Protests and Tragedies

$SPY There is a big gap between what is happening on the streets in America’s cities and the American stock market has confounded lots of both professional and retail investors, this is nothing new. Below is a overview of how similar frames of civil violence and political unrest have played out in the market throughout history, […]

The Stock Market is about Money, It has “No Conscience”

The Stock Market is about Money, It has “No Conscience”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Wall Street stocks extend rally despite the terrorist rioting sweeping the nation. “At the end of the day, the market has no conscience. Investors are simply trying to make money, and that is why they are crowding into the stay-at-home economy stocks,” Jim Cramer said Tuesday, adding people still pick […]

After This Instant Recovery Nearly 70% of Managed Money is Still Bearish

After This Instant Recovery Nearly 70% of Managed Money is Still Bearish

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX The love-hate relationship many investors had with US stocks during the 11 yr Bull market is reemerging, as stock steadily climb the Wall of Worry in the face of economic devastation and uncertainty. The benchmark S&P 500 index has risen 34% from its 23 March lows and the NAS Comp is […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, What the Bulls are Telling Us

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, What the Bulls are Telling Us

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Week’s Action The large-cap indexes were lower Thursday, and flat Friday. On the week though the S&P 500 (+3.2%), DJIA (+3.3%), and NAS Comp (+3.4%) rose 3%+, and the small-cap Russell 2000 climbed 7.8%. The Bulls are in charge. Technical Analysis S&P 500 broke higher Wednesday, opened lower Thursday and […]

Mutual Fund Giants Unfazed by “Rich Guys” Warning on Stocks

Mutual Fund Giants Unfazed by “Rich Guys” Warning on Stocks

$DIA $SPY $QQQ Some Wall Street heavyweights who President Trump dubbed ‘rich guys’ last week may sound alarmed about stocks, but some of the world’s biggest investors are holding on or boosting their holdings. Money managers and strategists at Capital Group, Franklin Templeton and BlackRock Inc., which together oversee about $8.8-T, say stocks remain attractive […]

The C-19 Coronavirus Chaos and Gold

The C-19 Coronavirus Chaos and Gold

$XAU $GLD $VXX $USD The Big Q: How High is Too High for the precious Yellow metal? Q-1 of Y 2020 was positive for gold prices, as the chart below shows. The precious Yellow metal gained 6.2% from 31 December 2019 to 31 March 2020, moving from 1,515 to 1,609 oz. In April, gold rallied to 1,693, increasing […]

There Once Was the Gold Standard, Now it is Infinite Quantitative Easing

There Once Was the Gold Standard, Now it is Infinite Quantitative Easing

$GLD $XAU $USD The US once was on a gold standard. This meant people could exchange their Bucks for a fixed amount of gold. The US moved away from a strict gold standard in the 1930’s, and President Nixon abandoned it altogether in Y 1971. Since then, the USD has been a “fiat currency.” Meaning […]

US Senate Reconvenes on 4 May, Leader McConnell Foresees Further Aid for States, Cities

US Senate Reconvenes on 4 May, Leader McConnell Foresees Further Aid for States, Cities

US Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell (KY) Monday predicted that Congress would approve further funding for states and cities whose budgets have been hit hard by the coronavirus chaos. “There probably will be another state and local funding bill but we need to make sure that we achieve something that will go beyond simply sending […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Bulls in Running Mood as President Trump is Now Laser Focused on Opening Up America

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Bulls in Running Mood as President Trump is Now Laser Focused on Opening Up America

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USO $VXX Investors are pinning their hopes for the reopening of the US economy on the potential for wider availability of testing for COVID-19 cases and on drug trials for treatments of the disease. We have been letting doctors, who have shown the same propensity for predicting this virus as weathermen […]

Virus Chaos Business Interruption Claims May Destroy the Property and Casualty Insurers

Virus Chaos Business Interruption Claims May Destroy the Property and Casualty Insurers

$CB $TVR In any case this emergency health chaos will trigger the largest single loss in insurance history. UBS estimates industry insured losses for non-US business interruption total $7 to 22-B. In the US, monthly small business losses are seen at between so far at $431, according to the American Property Casualty Insurance Association, rendering […]

“Unprecedented Situations Require Unprecedented Actions”

“Unprecedented Situations Require Unprecedented Actions”

Unprecedented situations require unprecedented actions. That’s why the Fed should fight a rapidly deepening recession by taking interest rates below Zero for the 1st time ever. When the FOMC holds its regular policy-making meeting next week, all the warning lights will be flashing Red. The unemployment rate is expected to reach 2X digits by June. […]

Sitting on a Pile of Cash? Here are 2 Energy Energy Sector Stocks Under $10/share with Huge Northside Outlooks

Sitting on a Pile of Cash? Here are 2 Energy  Energy Sector Stocks Under $10/share with Huge Northside Outlooks

$PE $WPX We are screening the wirehouses energy research world looking for quality energy stocks that are rated Buy and trading way off their highs in this market, that are strong enough to hold on, be bought for value, and recover as Crude Oil prices recover thru 2021. These 2 are smaller capitalization stocks for […]

The ‘Masked Marauders’ after 3 Weeks of Pleading for ‘Pork’ Passed the Bill to Aid America’s Small Businesses

The ‘Masked Marauders’ after 3 Weeks of Pleading for ‘Pork’ Passed the Bill to Aid America’s Small Businesses

Thursday, the Democrat controlled House passed a $484-B interim coronavirus bill that includes additional money for the small-business loan program, as well as for hospitals and testing, making way for the legislation to become law by Friday. The bill includes more than $320-B for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) created by the CARES Act passed late last month. The program, […]

The Maximum Fear has Passed, Money Managers Looking for Risk-on Exposure

The Maximum Fear has Passed, Money Managers Looking for Risk-on Exposure

Shayne and I expect to see an increase in risk-on exposures as money managers are now positioning for a slowing rate of coronavirus contagion growth. Despite the buying by some aggressively Bullish hedge funds, macro hedge funds, which place bets on macroeconomic trends using index, currency and interest rate strategies, are still sellers. So, now […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Bulls in a Running Mood as President Trump Beats the Virus

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Bulls in a Running Mood as President Trump Beats the Virus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The Coronavirus Chaos Continues Stock indexes moved up continue the up trend pattern Economic data are generationally bad. Stocks continue to set up Bullish patterns. After hours reports of Gilead Sciences’s (NASDAQ:GILD) drug provide promise. Boeing (NYSE:BA) also promised to restart Seattle production. Friday gapped higher on options expiry, finishing […]

The ‘Main Street’ Lending Program, Who Got the Money so Far

The ‘Main Street’ Lending Program, Who Got the Money so Far

$RUTH $SHAK Over 2 wks, the US government pledged $350-B to Main Street businesses across America desperate for cash after coronavirus lockdowns. A picture is emerging of who got the money. More than 25% of the total went to fewer than 2% of the firms that got relief. They include a number of publicly traded […]

Start Growing Your Own Food

Start Growing Your Own Food

“Growing your own Organic food is like printing your own money“– Chef David Slay, Slay’s Restaurants, Stanton California The #1 rule for growing nutrient dense food is healthy soil. Protect it by diversifying your plants, avoiding tilling and by covering the surface with cover crops or mulch Quality seeds are essential. In small spaces you […]

Trillions on the Sidelines Will Come Back Chasing Returns

Trillions on the Sidelines Will Come Back Chasing Returns

$SPY Investors understand the current market chaos was not presaged by fundamental economic issues, like the US mortgage crisis in the recession of Y 2008. But the uncertainty that is being cast about what turns the coronavirus might take, and the implications that could have for the economy and markets, have left the moneyed class […]

Gold Will Rise in This Economic Atmosphere, Government Bonds Should be Disposed

Gold Will Rise in This Economic Atmosphere, Government Bonds Should be Disposed

$GLD, $XAU, $SPY, $USD Bridgewater Associates’ Ray Dalio, founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, said investors would be “crazy” to hold government bonds now because of money printing by central banks to rescue the global economy. “This period, like the 1930-45 period, is a period in which I think you’d be pretty crazy to […]

This Bull Market Vs the Coronavirus Externality

This Bull Market Vs the Coronavirus Externality

$DIA $SPY $QQQ Many people saw the recent market selloff as the start of a Bear market, from the beginning I argued it was an external effect in this long Bull market. So, whether 23-24 March marked The bottom or A bottom is irrelevant I believe. The broad Question is whether the long-term factors that […]

President Trump says, “I am halting funding for the World Health Organization”

President Trump says, “I am halting funding for the World Health Organization”

Tuesday, President Trump announced he is halting funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) pending a review of its response to the initial coronavirus outbreak after the organization criticized his travel restrictions to China. President Trump accused the WHO of “severely mismanaging and covering up” the coronavirus crisis, specifically the initial outbreak in Wuhan, China. He took […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, This Bull Market Vs Coronavirus

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, This Bull Market Vs Coronavirus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Just In: Goldman Says US Stocks Have Likely Bottomed Unprecedented policy support and a flattening viral curve have “dramatically” cut risks, the bank said early Monday in a note. Despite the COVID-19 coronavirus, ‘new’ Bull market can run Last week was a shortened week, here is how it played US […]

There is a Real Crisis in the Commercial Real Estate Sector Driven by the Coronavirus

There is a Real Crisis in the Commercial Real Estate Sector Driven by the Coronavirus

In just a few weeks, the lives of The People have changed in ways they had never imagined. People can no longer meet, work, eat, shop, and socialize as they used to. The working world moved rapidly from business as usual to cautious travel, office closures, and work-from-home mandates. Instead of traveling and going out to […]

CARES Act: “Virus Aid Direct Deposits Go Out Next Week”

CARES Act: “Virus Aid Direct Deposits Go Out Next Week”

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told House Democrats that direct deposits to Americans will begin next week under the coronavirus aid/relief package. He also told the lawmakers that $98-B has been approved for small business retention under a program The Trump Administration wants Congress to bolster with another $250-B in a vote expected Thursday. The comments […]

“Cash Is Trash” as Treasury’s Printing Presses Roll, There is a Costly Negative to Holding It

“Cash Is Trash” as Treasury’s Printing Presses Roll, There is a Costly Negative to Holding It

$USD There are better assets to hold than cash as central banks print money and keep interest rates low in response to the coronavirus pandemic. “Please remember that while it does not move around in value as much as other assets, there is a costly negative return to it,” said investment manager Ray Dalio. “So, […]

Setting Up Your Home Office

Setting Up Your Home Office

Working from home offers lots advantages, including the flexibility of setting your own schedule, saving time and money by eliminating your daily commute, and allowing you to start a business with minimal overhead. But, being successful in a home office requires creating an office space that promotes efficiency in that non-traditional work environment. Whether you are self-employed […]

Healthcare Stocks Alluring in Defensive Market

Healthcare Stocks Alluring in Defensive Market

$GILD $REGN $LLY $VRTX The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has put the spotlight on stocks in the US healthcare sector, home to the companies that could develop treatments, vaccines and improved diagnostics needed to engage and defeat the greatest public health enemy in over 100 yrs. Healthcare has held up better than most S&P 500 sectors. […]

Gold: Conditions Setting Up for the Price to 2X

Gold: Conditions Setting Up for the Price to 2X

$XAU $GLD $USD Volatile stock markets and the outbreak of the coronavirus helped drive holdings in gold-backed ETFs to record highs in Y 2020. The buying is a clear indication of the prominent role of gold ETFs in investors’ portfolios, especially during periods of uncertainty and panic. Gold-backed ETFs saw $4.9-B of inflows in February, […]

President Trump’s Fed has Brought the Global Financial System Back from the Edge

President Trump’s Fed has Brought the Global Financial System Back from the Edge

$ICE $USD $BAC $WFC This week Fed Chairman Powell set out to offer a explanation for the complicated steps he is taking to relieve dire stresses in the global financial system. “Many places in the capital markets, which support borrowing by households and businesses. I am talking about mortgages and car loans and things like […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Virus Aid Money: Q&As

Everything You Need to Know About the Virus Aid Money: Q&As

As the coronavirus crisis spreads in the US, millions of Americans are about to receive aid from Congress in the form of direct cash payments. Friday, President Trump signed into law a $2-T emergency economic package that includes direct cash payments and unemployment benefits, among other provisions, for Americans. Here are some Q&As about who qualifies for cash from the […]

Massive Wartime Investment in Nation Approved in Senate, House to Follow

Massive Wartime Investment in Nation Approved in Senate, House to Follow

The Senate will vote on the $2-T package later Wednesday and the House of Representatives is expected to follow suit soon after. “This is a wartime level of investment into our nation,” Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a speech announcing the pact after days of negotiations between Republican and Democratic lawmakers, Treasury […]

Gold, the ‘Currency of Last Resort’, Price Spikes

Gold, the ‘Currency of Last Resort’, Price Spikes

$XAU $GLD, $BAR, $XAG $SLV Tuesday, Gold prices marked their largest daily percentage gainer in more than 10 yrs as the precious Yellow metal extended its rally on demand/supply issues and moves by the Fed to address the coronavirus crisis. The Fed announcement Monday “signals there is a new sheriff in town as the Fed […]

America’s Nursing Homes and Convalescent Centers are Ground Zero in “The Virus War”

America’s Nursing Homes and Convalescent Centers are Ground Zero in “The Virus War”

Growing CVOIS-19 coronavirus outbreaks at nursing homes in Washington, Illinois, New Jersey and other states in our nation are laying out for all to see the industry’s long-running problems, including a struggle to control infections and a staffing crisis that relies on poorly paid aides who cannot afford to stay home sick. Earlier this year, […]

Gold: An Investment Theme in the Midst of the Global Pandemic

Gold: An Investment Theme in the Midst of the Global Pandemic

$XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV The correcting stock market and global coronavirus pandemic have triggered sudden and irreversible demand for precious metals Each decade has a distinct investment theme. As the decade unfolds, one asset class rises to the Top and outperforms everything else. Below are some examples, as follows: During the 1990’s, the stock market […]

The Outsourcing of Jobs, What it has Meant to America and Americans

The Outsourcing of Jobs, What it has Meant to America and Americans

Make American, Hire American, Buy American The Big Q: What has the decline in American manufacturing meant for the average American? The Big A: 1. America eventually became poorer, and saw downgrade of its standard of living. As progressively more manufacturers moved abroad, the flow of money out of the country exceeded the benefits of […]

Fed Moving to Ensure Liquidity in Money Market Mutual Funds

Fed Moving to Ensure Liquidity in Money Market Mutual Funds

Wednesday night the Fed rolled out its 3rd emergency credit program in 2 days, announcing it would make loans to banks that offer as collateral assets purchased from money market mutual funds. The new facility through the Boston Federal Reserve bank will offer “support for the flow of credit to households and businesses” by ensuring […]

The US Financial Markets Like What They Hear From Washington, DC

The US Financial Markets Like What They Hear From Washington, DC

$SPY The stock market liked what it heard out of Washington, DC, but expect the volatility to continue till it puts in the bottom. Tuesday, The Trump Administration vowed to deliver a massive financial package designed to help both businesses and individual Americans to weather the crisis. The Fed also stepped in to support the […]

Gold Finished Lowest since December, Silver Lowest Finish in 10+ Yrs

Gold Finished Lowest since December, Silver Lowest Finish in 10+ Yrs

$XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $USD Monday, gold futures fell to settle at their lowest mark since December, and silver futures finished at their lowest mark in over 10+yrs, as the Fed’s emergency decision to slash interest rates failed to stem losses in the stock market, sending traders scrambling for cash. Prices for the 2 precious […]

Congress Considering Cash ‘Handouts’ to American Households

Congress Considering Cash ‘Handouts’ to American Households

Cash handouts to all American households is gaining support in Congress as the best way to shore up an economy brought to a near-standstill by the coronavirus. Senator Tom Cotton (R:AK) said he is working on legislation that would provide cash stipends to American households. Several House Democrats back sending $1,000.00 checks as the best […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, The Bulls Vs The Bears

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, The Bulls Vs The Bears

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX The Bulls Vs The Bears Note: “Big Bear markets end in despair and hopelessness, which many current Bulls will discover at considerable cost to themselves” — Mark Lundeen Be very wary of any advance from here, as it may prove to be what we once called a Dead-Cat Bounce.  A Dead-Cat […]

If You are Worried About Your Portfolio – Slow and Steady Always Wins

If You are Worried About Your Portfolio – Slow and Steady Always Wins

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USO $GLD Monday, the DJIA saw its worst decliner since Y 2008 in response to news of COVID-19 and the Saudi/Russia Crude Oil price war, and the ride the stock market/s have taken in the last 2 wks has left lot of investors with stomach aches. If you have a 401(k) […]

Gold Price Taps Overhead Resistance

Gold Price Taps Overhead Resistance

$XAU $GLD $USD The Gold markets have broken above 1650, but gave back the gains showing signs of exhaustion. Gold futures settled 1.40 lower (-0.1%) to 1,643.00 oz as action quieted down a bit following Tuesday’s spike higher, and ,DXY is up about 0.3% at 97.40. Now if the market break down it is likely that […]

Some of the Things That Make People Fat

Some of the Things That Make People Fat

We know that consuming too many calories and not exercising contributes to weight gain, but there are also some surprising architectural and environmental reasons you may be packing on the pounds. “Here are some waist-expanding phenomena you may never have thought could affect us,” Dr. Ellen Kamhi, PhD, RN says. “This excellent list compiled by TreeHugger.com is […]

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