There is No White House Strategy that Includes a Lockdown

There is No White House Strategy that Includes a Lockdown

#PresidentTrump #WhiteHouse #economy #lockdown #virus #business $DIA, SPY, QQQ, RUTX, $VXX “President Trump’s plan is that America is open for business” — Paul Ebeling Thursday, the US Commerce Department reported the the economy grew at Record 33.1% Rate in Q-3 White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Thursday that President Trump will not institute […]

The Bulls have Faith in President Trump and the American Consumer

The Bulls have  Faith in President Trump and the American Consumer

#PresidentTrump #Bulls #Consumer $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX Bulls are convinced President Trump, the American consumer and the stock market are going to hold up fine, as politicians appear increasingly likely, approve another round of fiscal stimulus before next month’s elections. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said Sunday that few differences remained with President Trump’s administration […]

Stimulus: President Trump Will Go $1.8-T+

Stimulus: President Trump Will Go $1.8-T+

#PresidentTrump #Stimulus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “We’re not holding it up, she’s holding it up,” President Trump said in a TV interview Thursday. “She wants to wait until after the election. She thinks it hurts the Republicans.” It hurts Democrats. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said Thursday that Nancy Pelosi’s “all or nothing approach does not […]

The Tech Bulls are In Charge Despite the C-19 Coronavirus Chaos

The Tech Bulls are In Charge Despite the C-19 Coronavirus Chaos

#Bulls #stocks #market #C19coronavirus #technology $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The Power Rally in US tech companies is about to intensify after earnings from the biggest providers of I-net services and Smartphones blew past Quarterly earnings estimates. ETFs tracking the NAS 100 rose about 1.8% following results from Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), Alphabet […]

The China Virus Will Not Shut Down the US Economy Again

The China Virus Will Not Shut Down the US Economy Again

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Thursday, Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said the US economy will not shut down again and cripple the strong economic recovery. Mr. Kudlow said there will be “spikes and hot spots,” that might force shutdowns “in individual places or certain stores.” But the American people will/can “have to […]

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Report, All Buys

Wall Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Report, All Buys

$CRL, $HLF, $IPHI, $PODD, $MSI, $SPTN These are all Buys if you can manage the risk. Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of Wall Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is our list for Monday, 11 May, as follows: Charles River Laboratories International Inc. (NYSE:CRL) […]

Key US Economic Indicators May Suffer ‘Virus Shock’

Key US Economic Indicators May Suffer ‘Virus Shock’

$DIS, $AMC, $MGM Official US indicators for employment, inflation and GDP may seem badly out-of-date as the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak wreaks havoc on the economy, as the Key data points are often a month behind. To give a more timely look, below are 5 Key indicators tracking how consumers are reacting to the crisis. […]

Fed’s Powell: “Economy Is Fine but Fed Ready to Act as Needed”

Fed’s Powell: “Economy Is Fine but Fed Ready to Act as Needed”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Friday, Fed Chairman Powell said he will “act as appropriate” to support the economy in the face of risks posed by the coronavirus outbreak, though he said the economy remains in solid condition. “The fundamentals of the US economy remain strong,” Chairman Powell said in a statement released amid an ongoing […]

Manufacturing, Labor Market Data Signal Slowing Economy

Manufacturing, Labor Market Data Signal Slowing Economy

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Initial claims for the week ending 16 November were unchanged at 227,000 (consensus 216,000). Continuing claims for the week ending 9 November were up 3,000 to 1.695-M. The Key takeaway from the report is that initial claims have been more elevated than usual in recent weeks, suggesting perhaps that they have […]

Americans Buy ‘Made in the USA’, Stocks Surge

Americans Buy ‘Made in the USA’, Stocks Surge

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The DJIA and S&P 500 notched record closing highs again Thursday, as President Trump continues to cheer as the market continues to charge higher into record territory. “Stock Markets (all three) hit another ALL TIME & HISTORIC HIGH yesterday! You are sooo lucky to have me as your President (just kidding!). […]

US Consumer Sentiment on High Income Optimism

US Consumer Sentiment on High Income Optimism

FLASH: US consumer sentiment rose by more than expected as optimism picked up for incomes and the economy, suggesting support for growth in coming months. The University of Michigan’s (MSI) preliminary March sentiment index advanced to 97.8, the highest this year, compared with the median forecast of 95.6 in a Bloomberg survey of economists, according to […]

Inflation Expectations Hit 50 Year Lows in the US

Inflation Expectations Hit 50 Year Lows in the US

FLASH: Inflation expectations fell to a 50 year lows in February, according to the University of Michigan’s Survey of Consumers (MSI). Overall consumer sentiment bounced back in February following the end of the Federal government shutdown, although the rebound was smaller than economists anticipated.  The survey produced a reading of 93.8 for final February, up 2.6 points […]

Headlines Rule the Markets, Consumers Undaunted

Headlines Rule the Markets, Consumers Undaunted

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 fell 2.1% Friday on headline uncertainty surrounding politics and trade. As they continued to provide a justification to reduce risk. Friday’s decliner pushed the benchmark index to a new yearly low at 2408.12 and a weekly loss of 7.1%. All 11 S&P 500 sectors finished in the […]

US Economic Growth: Consumer Spending Up, Inflation Moderate

US Economic Growth: Consumer Spending Up, Inflation Moderate

US Economic Growth: Consumer Spending Up, Inflation Moderate US consumer spending saw a steady increase in August, supporting expectations of solid economic growth in Q-3, while a measure of underlying inflation remained at the Fed’s 2 percent target for a 4th month running. Friday, economists said the report from the US Commerce Department should allay […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $AMC, $ATUS, $CONN, $JACK, $MSI, $PBR, $SIRI Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Street’s Top analysts outlook for Key issues for […]

MSI: Consumer Sentiment Rises on Americans Optimism

MSI: Consumer Sentiment Rises on Americans Optimism

MSI: Consumer Sentiment Rises on Americans Optimism US consumer sentiment rose this month amid more-favorable personal finances, while tariffs weighed on Americans’ optimism for the economy and helped boost inflation expectations to a three-year high, according to a University of Michigan report Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment (June, Preliminary) Sentiment index rose to 99.3 (est. 98.5) from 98 […]

US Consumer Sentiment Running High and Higher

US Consumer Sentiment Running High and Higher

US Consumer Sentiment Running High and Higher $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer sentiment held steady on a gain in American household expectations, according to a University of Michigan report Friday. The MSI held steady at a solid 98.8 for preliminary May, the University of Michigan’s Consumer Survey Center reported. The comparable April reading was also […]

The Trump Effect Continues, Consumer Sentiment High, Stocks Recover

The Trump Effect Continues, Consumer Sentiment High, Stocks Recover

The Trump Effect Continues, Consumer Sentiment Spikes, Stocks Recover $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer sentiment rose in February to the 2nd-highest mark since Y 2004 as tax cuts and a strong job market helped Americans shrug off stock-market volatility, a University of Michigan survey showed Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment (February, Preliminary) Sentiment index rose to […]

US Consumer Sentiment Falls on Inflation, Rate-Hike Fears

US Consumer Sentiment Falls on Inflation, Rate-Hike Fears

US Consumer Sentiment Falls on Inflation, Rate-Hike Fears $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Consumers remain optimistic about employment and the economy. US consumer sentiment in fell on expectations that inflation and interest rates will rise, according to a University of Michigan report Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment Indicator (November, preliminary) Sentiment index dropped to 97.8 (est. 100.8) […]

US Consumer Confidence at 17 Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence at 17 Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence at 17 Year Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer confidence rose more than expected in October to the highest mark since Y 2000, as Americans grew more confident about the economy and job market, according to figures Tuesday from the New York-based Conference Board. Highlights of Consumer Confidence (October) Confidence index rose to […]

Highlights of Michigan Sentiment Indicator for October

Highlights of Michigan Sentiment Indicator for October

Highlights of Michigan Sentiment Indicator for October Consumer Sentiment climbed in October to the highest mark since the start of Y 2004 as US households grew upbeat about the outlook for the US economy, a University of Michigan (MSI) survey showed Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment (October, final) Sentiment index rose to 100.7 (matching est.) […]

US Consumer Sentiment Spikes to 13-Year Highs

US Consumer Sentiment Spikes to 13-Year Highs

US Consumer Sentiment Spikes to 13-Year Highs US consumer sentiment (MSI) rose to a 13-year high as Americans’ perceptions of the economy and their own finances rebounded following several major hurricanes, a University of Michigan survey showed Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment (October, preliminary) Sentiment index rose to 101.1 (est. 95), highest since January 2004, […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $BABA, $BBY, $DE, $MSI, $VMW Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets Top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations for Wednesday, as follows: Alibaba […]

US Home Construction Stalled, Continuing Growth in Question

US Home Construction Stalled, Continuing Growth in Question

US Home Construction Stalled, Continuing Growth in Question $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX May Housing Starts and June Preliminary Consumer Confidence  Starts: -5.5%; 1-family: -3.9% Permits: -4.9%; 1-Family: -1.9% Consumer Confidence: down 2.6 points The downward trend in home construction does not augur well for growth in 2-H Business leaders and owners, whether they are involved […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $BX, $FILN, $MSI, $QCOM, $HUN Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades and […]

Trump Effect: US Consumer Optimism Strongest Since November 2000

Trump Effect: US Consumer Optimism Strongest Since November 2000

Trump Effect: US Consumer Optimism Strongest Since November 2000 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Consumer sentiment climbed in early April to 3-month highs as consumer optimism on current economic conditions under President Donald Trump rose to its strongest marks since November 2000. The University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers (MSI) said its preliminary April consumer sentiment […]

The Trump Effect: American Consumer Sentiment “Sunny”

The Trump Effect: American Consumer Sentiment “Sunny”

The Trump Effect: American Consumer Sentiment “Sunny” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Consumer Sentiment rose in March as Americans registered “Sunnier” views about the state of their finances while becoming less upbeat about the long-term economic outlook, University of Michigan (MSI) survey data showed Friday. Key Points are as follows: Final sentiment index rose to […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $FB, $FCX, $MSI, $PG Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades and initiations […]

Consumer Confidence (MSI) Up in March, Americans More Satisfied

Consumer Confidence (MSI) Up in March, Americans More Satisfied

Consumer Confidence (MSI) Up in March, Americans More Satisfied $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Consumer Confidence up in March as Americans were more satisfied than any time in 16 years with the current state of their finances and the economy. The University of Michigan (MSI) said Friday that its preliminary index of sentiment increased to […]

The Market Knows What the Market Knows, the Financial News is Real

The Market Knows What the Market Knows, the Financial News is Real

The Market Knows What the Market Knows, the Financial News is Real $SPY Buy the News, Sell the soft Data. That is the conclusion drawn from a paper by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, which suggests that financial news holds predictive power when it comes to economic data. Stories about the US economy […]

Confident Consumers Do Not Always Spend More

Confident Consumers Do Not Always Spend More

Confident Consumers Do Not Always Spend More $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Consumer confidence is on the rise, Friday the University of Michigan Indicator (MSI) marked a 12 year high. But, that does not mean that retailers should expect an overly merry holiday season, as far as actual retail sales and consumer-spending numbers are concerned. […]

US Consumer Confidence at 12 Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence at 12 Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence at 12 Year Highs Consumer confidence jumped to the highest level since Y 2004, extending Americans’ optimism for their finances and the US economy following Donald Trump’s Presidential election victory. The University of Michigan said Friday that its MSI (final index of sentiment) rose to 98.2 from 93.8 in November. The median […]

Small Business Conditions Expected to Improve Under Donald Trump

Small Business Conditions Expected to Improve Under Donald Trump

Small Business Conditions Expected to Improve Under Donald Trump $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US President Elect Donald Trump’s victory in the US elections is a leap for small businesses, according to a survey of owners. The November reading of the National Federation of Independent Businesses’ (NFIB) small business optimism index jumped to 98.4 from 94.9 […]

US Consumer Confidence Running High

US Consumer Confidence Running High

US Consumer Confidence Running High Consumer Confidence rose more than forecast this month as Americans expressed the Sunniest picture of their financial situation in 11 years, extending a boost following Donald Trump’s election victory. The University of Michigan (MSI) said Friday that its preliminary index of sentiment rose to 98, the highest since January 2015, […]

US Consumer Sentiment Soars on Donald Trump’s Victory

US Consumer Sentiment Soars on Donald Trump’s Victory

US Consumer Sentiment Soars on Donald Trump’s Victory US consumer sentiment rose noticeably in the wake of the Presidential election as Americans expressed greater confidence in the outlook for their personal finances and prospects for economic growth, a survey said Wednesday. The University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers (MSI) said its consumer sentiment index rose […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $ADM, $CWX, $FINT, $MSI, $PG Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades and […]

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations

Wall Street’s Top Analysts Upgrades, Downgrades & Initiations $ADM, $CXW, $FTNT, $MSI, $PG Daily HeffX-LTN reviews Wall Street analysts research reports to find new investing and trading ideas for our readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of Wall Streets top analysts upgrades, downgrades and […]

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street $ORCL The only S&P 500 member scheduled to report earnings is Oracle Corp. (NASDAQ:ORCL) Thursday. Economic reports The week’s 1st notable economic report to Wall Street will be the August import and export prices, released Wednesday. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ August Producer Price Index (PPI), August retail sales, the Phily Fed’s […]

Consumer Confidence Dims on Economy

Consumer Confidence Dims on Economy

Consumer Confidence Dims on Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Consumer confidence slid in July from the prior month on dimmer views of the US economy’s prospects and lingering concerns among higher-income earners about global market conditions. The University of Michigan said Friday that its final index of sentiment (MSI) declined to 90 this month from […]

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street $AZO, $HPE, $INTU, $COST, $HPQ, $DG Only 16 members of the S&P 500 will report earnings this week as Q-1 earnings season winds down. Included in this group are: AutoZone (NYSE:AZO), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE:HPE) and Intuit (NASDAQ:INTU) Tuesday, Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) and HP (NYSE:HPQ) Wednesday, and Dollar General […]

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street $DIS Earnings season is slowing down as just 22 members of the S&P 500 are scheduled to report to Wall Street this week. The only DJIA component on the list this week is Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS), which will report Tuesday.   The economic reports of note The week’s […]

The Week Ahead On Wall Street

The Week Ahead On Wall Street

The Week Ahead On Wall Street $AAPL, $BA, $CVX, $DD, $MMM, $PG, $UTX, $XOM This week about 200 members of the S&P 500 will report earnings to Wall Street. Included are DJIA components: Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Monday; 3M (NYSE:MMM), Du Pont (NYSE:DD) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) Tuesday On Wednesday, Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) and United […]