Virus Epidemics Have Limited Lifespans, This 1 is Over

Virus Epidemics Have Limited Lifespans, This 1 is Over

#virus #epidemics #lifespan #CDC #C19coronavirus A fortunate characteristic of virus epidemics is they have limited lifespans.  No one knows why, but guesses include herd immunity and mutations of the virus. The following graph from the Centers for Disease Control and the National Center for Health Statistics (CDC) shows the time profile of the C-19 weekly death […]

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 […]

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 Big Q: What made people believe Communist China was a reliable partner?

The Big Q: What made people believe Communist China was a reliable partner?

$OIL The Big A: Relying on China for economic development was never a good idea, but it turned out to be more dangerous than we thought. Italy and Iran are 2 of the countries hardest hit by The Wuhan Virus, outside of China. Helen Raleigh explains why at The Federalist: The reason these 2 countries are […]

COVID-19 is Not Really a Pandemic as Pandemics Go…

COVID-19 is Not Really a Pandemic as Pandemics Go…

…it is a Power, Profit, Control Pandemic. The economic collapse is a result of precisely engineered governmental policies though those policies appear to be in the public’s best interest. COVID-19 meets the technical definition of a pandemic, and the World Health Organization (WHO) declare it so. However, the death toll is nowhere near that of real […]

Heart Attacks are Decreasing in This Health Crisis, Why?

Heart Attacks are Decreasing in This Health Crisis, Why?

Well, the likelihood is people that are dying of traditional causes are now getting labeled as COVID-19 coronavirus. Heart attack and stroke teams, always ready to rush in and save lives, are mostly idle in hospitals across the country. Cardiology consultations have shrunk, except those related to Covid-19. In an informal Twitter poll by @angioplastyorg, an online community […]

President Trump, “We cannot to have a cure that is worse than the disease”

President Trump, “We cannot to have a cure that is worse than the disease”

Friday, President Trump said that determining when it will be safe to drop social distancing guidelines to stop the spread of the coronavirus is “the biggest decision I’ve ever had to make.”   President Trump spent much of Friday’s briefing by the coronavirus task force addressing the question of when the country could expect to […]

Approval of President Trump’s Handling of the Economy Rose to 52%, the Highest Mark of his Presidency

Approval of President Trump’s Handling of the Economy Rose to 52%, the Highest Mark of his Presidency

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown the American economy into a deep contraction and sent unemployment soaring, but Americans approve of President Trump’s handling of the health crisis. Approval of President Trump’s handling of the economy rose to 52%, the highest mark of his Presidency, CNBC’s “All America” survey showed Wednesday. That is up from 49% in December. […]

Market Commentators Turning Bullish, the Futures are Open Reflecting this Optimism

Market Commentators Turning Bullish, the Futures are Open Reflecting this Optimism

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $MS $EV Commentators from Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to Eaton Vance (NYSE:EV) are encouraged by a combination of unprecedented government and central bank stimulus efforts, declining volatility and the Key: Signs that the coronavirus pandemic is peaking in parts of Europe. “There is light at the end of the tunnel but it’s still […]

Fed’s Bullard, “There is a lot of potential for this relief program to be successful”

Fed’s Bullard, “There is a lot of potential for this relief program to be successful”

Sunday, St. Louis Fed President said the $2.2-T economic relief bill approved by Congress was appropriately sized and that a further relief effort may not be needed if support efforts are well executed. “I felt like this one was well-sized for the situation,” St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said on TV when asked if […]

People Stay In, Wild Animals Come Out

People Stay In, Wild Animals Come Out

The coronavirus pandemic has cleared the streets in some of the world’s largest cities and Mother Nature is moving in filling the void. According to reports wild animals are reclaiming the streets in some cities across the globe. In east London, a herd of 100 deer, believed to have come from nearby Dagnam Park, settled in […]

America’s Top Tourist Destinations are ‘Ghost Towns’, This is What They Look Like Today!

America’s Top Tourist Destinations are ‘Ghost Towns’, This is What They Look Like Today!

The COVID-19 coronavirus pressed the Pause Button for the vast majority of Americans 19 days ago. And the nation’s favorite tourist destinations are mostly Ghost Towns. While the lights have not gone dark in NYC’s Times Square, the streets are empty. From Coast to Coast things have changed… Below is a look at what America’s […]

US Drug Policy Update

US Drug Policy Update

Marijuana Policy: NORML and its national network of advocacy chapters have released a memo to state lawmakers, regulators, prosecutors, and other interested parties providing guidance for how they can take emergency actions to better promote the health and welfare of cannabis consumers and the general public during the COVID-19 pandemic. In states where marijuana is illegal, the […]

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. […]

Friday’s World Markets: Asia-Pacific

Hong Kong stocks slipped Friday to end the week lower, as risk-averse sentiment strengthened on continued spread of the coronavirus with infections surpassing 1-M globally. At the close of trade, the Hang Seng index was down 43.95 points, or 0.19%, at 23,236.11. The Hang Seng China Enterprises index fell 0.37% to 9,491.1.The sub-index of the […]

Fear and Uncertainty Drive March Gun Sales to Record Highs

Fear and Uncertainty Drive March Gun Sales to Record Highs

US Faces Down Threat of Coronavirus Americans face down the coronavirus, buy more than 2.5-M guns in March. Gun sales spiked across the United States as the coronavirus pandemic spread, with retailers seeing the highest sales volume in recorded history. The FBI’s firearm background check system conducted a record number of checks last month, 3.7-M, […]

Thursday’s World Stock Markets Update: Asia and Oceania

Asian share markets were down Thursday, clouded by the rising US coronavirus death toll, and with investors braced for more signs of economic pain in the world’s largest economy, ahead of another likely record week of jobless claims. With hopes growing that the worst of the outbreak may have passed for China and SKorea, the […]

President Trump Deploying Military in His ‘Counternarcotics Operation’

President Trump Deploying Military in His ‘Counternarcotics Operation’

President Trump, anticipating a rise of drug abuse in the US due to the global coronavirus pandemic, has marshaled the DoD t for “enhanced counternarcotics operations” at the southwestern border Wednesday. President Trump spoke about increased drug abuse issues stemming from this health crisis, particularly unemployment and depression. Now the US Navy and Air Force […]

Wednesday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Asian equities recorded their biggest foreign outflow in at least 12 years in March, hit by the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on businesses across the region, with most factories shuttered to contain its spread. The S&P/ASX 200 index finished 3.6% higher at 5,258.60, recovering from the benchmark’s 2.02% fall Tuesday. The benchmark closed at […]

Gold Price Futures Technicals: Support and Resistance

Gold Price Futures Technicals: Support and Resistance

$GC $XAU $GLD Just in: Gold rose more than 1% Wednesday as fears over a worsening coronavirus pandemic triggered a flight to safety, with expectations of further monetary easing by central banks adding support. Spot gold was up 1.4% at 1,592.83 per ounce by 0730 GMT, having slumped 3.1% in the prior session on a […]

Trump White House Tracking the Trend of the MegaVirus

Trump White House Tracking the Trend of the MegaVirus

Just in: The Trump White House model now projects at least 100,000 coronavirus deaths in US. As millions of Americans confront considerable hardships, President Trump and his coronavirus task force members warned late Tuesday that the United States would suffer between 100,000 to 240,000 fatalities in the best-case scenario. The Trump White House officials are relying on […]

World’s Best Chefs Serve Up Awareness of the Doomed State of the Food Service Industry

World’s Best Chefs Serve Up Awareness of the Doomed State of the Food Service Industry

Today, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the world’s best Chefs are focused on serving up awareness about the doomed state of the food service industry. Good work, yes!, but that activism on Top of the $2.2-T aid/relief package will likely not be enough.  “I expect 70% of restaurants will close as a result […]

Tuesday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Southeast Asian stock markets rose Tuesday as data showed China factory activity unexpectedly expanded in March after contracting to a record low in the previous month even though the coronavirus pandemic showed few signs of abating. Indian shares edged up Tuesday, tracking broader Asian peers, after upbeat factory data from China gave investors hope of […]

Understanding the Impact of the Crude Oil Price War on the Middle East

Understanding the Impact of the Crude Oil Price War on the Middle East

$OIL $USO $USG $USD Here is closer look at the ripple effects of plunging oil prices and a weak demand for the commodity, as well as predictions on how the industry will cope in the near- to long-term The Crude Oil markets have suffered from the 2X shock of the viral pandemic and politics, and […]

US is #1 in the World for Disaster Readiness

US is #1 in the World for Disaster Readiness

Never doubt that the US is ready for the medical challenges ahead. The nation is, actually rated #1 in terms of disaster readiness, according to the Global Health Security Index, compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The US Tops the list of 195 countries. “Despite claims by the mainstream media and the Democratic Party that the United States […]

Friends of the Concorso, Things Have Changed

Friends of the Concorso, Things Have Changed

Dear Friends of the Concorso, Everything has suddenly become very different this Spring. Our thoughts and wishes are with all those, who are suffering from the terrible consequences of this pandemic. We are thinking in particular of everyone in Northern Italy, a paradise on earth, which is also home to the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. […]

S&P Sees Dubai Property Prices Dropping to Marks Seen in 2010

S&P Sees Dubai Property Prices Dropping to Marks Seen in 2010

The Covid-19 outbreak is adding to the strain on Dubai’s real estate market The widening coronavirus pandemic could see Dubai property prices falling to marks last seen 10 yrs ago, according to S&P Global Ratings. “We believe real estate prices are approaching levels seen at the bottom of the last cycle in 2010, and are […]

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 […]

“My work shows that the ‘machine’ selling over the past 4 wks to Monday has peaked”

“My work shows that the ‘machine’ selling over the past 4 wks to Monday has peaked”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $BLK $CS $JPM Stocks extended their rally after the Senate and Fed took unprecedented measures to protect the US economy from the coronavirus shock, with Black Rock (NYSE:BLK), Credit Swiss (NYSE:CS) and other big Wall Street banks said Thursday night that the major US stock market indexes marked at an inflection […]

H1N1 Flu Vs COVID-19 coronavirus

H1N1 Flu Vs COVID-19 coronavirus

The 1st outbreak of H1N1, aka the Swine flu, was reported in April 2009 in Mexico, and the disease soon spread to the US. The virus was 1st discovered in Mexico. Schools shut down, the media was accused of overreacting, and hospitals were swamped with severely ill patients. The year was Y 2009, and the […]

Beyond the Virus: Refocusing on Essential Industries and Businesses

Beyond the Virus: Refocusing on Essential Industries and Businesses

Now the world now a very sharp understanding of what a Black Swan event is. Yes, we are seeing a global health crisis, and those of us who are looking are seeing the coming restructuring of the global economic order. The Key is how investors navigating to what is coming next. The Big Q: What […]

White House Now Saying Stimulus Could Exceed $10-T

White House Now Saying Stimulus Could Exceed $10-T

$BX $ICE President Trump and Top White House officials during a phone call with Wall Street executives Tuesday suggested the size of the stimulus package related to the coronavirus pandemic could hit $10-T+ and even exceed that figure. President Trump early Tuesday said he hoped to have the economy reopen by Easter, “we are opening […]

President Trump Meets with Wall Street Investors on Reopening Economy

President Trump Meets with Wall Street Investors on Reopening Economy

$DIA, $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Tuesday morning, President Trump spoke to several billionaire hedge fund and private equity managers about reopening the US economy that over the past 4 wks ground to a halt due to the coronavirus outbreak. President Trump is re-evaluating whether or not to call for people to return to work as […]

President Trump’s Management of the Coronavirus Crisis Brings Him Record Approval

President Trump’s Management of the Coronavirus Crisis Brings Him Record Approval

60% approve of how President Trump has handled the virus crisis Vs 38% disapprove. President Trump’s job approval rating is up at 49%, according to the latest Gallup poll, a tie for his highest on record, likely due to a drive for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump’s overall approval rating is up 5 […]

The Democrats Tack On ‘Pork’ to the American Aid Bill, Disgraceful

The Democrats Tack On ‘Pork’ to the American Aid Bill, Disgraceful

Congressional Democrats are holding the American Aid bill “hostage” to “implement socialist policies” as citizens and businesses struggle with fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The 11 Democratic demands include the following: $300-M in funding for public broadcasting; Expansive new tax credits for solar and wind energy; New emissions standards for airlines and a requirement for full […]

The Coronavirus Pandemic Effect on NYC and Los Angeles Residential Real Estate

The Coronavirus Pandemic Effect on NYC and Los Angeles Residential Real Estate

Commerce in the residential real estates sector in many states across the nation has broken down. Especially hard hit is Los Angeles and NYC. The coronavirus COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has all but completely upended the business of being a real estate agent. In NYC deals are falling through and agents struggle to sell over coronavirus […]

Congress Must Embrace Non-partisan Proposals to Combat This Economic Crisis Caused by China’s Virus

Congress Must Embrace Non-partisan Proposals to Combat This Economic Crisis Caused by China’s Virus

$USO $BA In this time of global crisis and economic uncertainty, both Democrats and Republicans have been seeking to exploit the China Virus pandemic in pursuit of partisan policy objectives. Bad policy! The Washington Free Beacon has come up with 10 elements to fix and shield the US economy from the WHO/China Virus crisis. Congress should […]

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 […]

President Trump’s Labeling COVID-19 as a “Chinese Virus” is Correct

President Trump’s Labeling COVID-19 as a “Chinese Virus” is Correct

If any 1 country deserves to have the name “Chinese” attached to a pandemic, it’s China, which did all it could to conceal the outbreak rather than contain it. For weeks, China covered up the coronavirus pandemic. And in the days and weeks after the crisis became evident, China left its airports and borders open, […]

Extraordinary Measures are Being Taken to Limit the Virus Spread

Extraordinary Measures are Being Taken to Limit the Virus Spread

$MSFT, $BRK.A, $BRK.B, Big Q: Do the globalists believe they can strip The People of their wealth? On 18-October-19, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, WEF & Gates Foundation sponsored a pandemic exercise in NY for the emergence of a new fictional viral illness; “coronavirus acute pulmonary syndrome” At the weekend Bill Gates resigned from […]

COVID-19: Briefing, 9 March 2020

COVID-19: Briefing, 9 March 2020

President Trump on Thursday signed an $8.3-B emergency funding package to fight COVID-19 A number of outcomes is possible, decision makers should not assume the worst. Fewer than 3 months have since China reported a new virus to the World Health Organization (WHO). The virus is known as SARS-CoV-2, causing COVID-19 disease, spread quickly in […]

The US is Prepared for a COVID-19 Pandemic

The US is Prepared for a COVID-19 Pandemic

$GILD So far, there have been a limited number of reported cases of COVID-19 infection in the US, and the US military has designated several detention sites around the country to quarantine Americans, should things take a turn for the worse. Historically government health officials have exaggerated the threat of pandemics in the US, including […]

Gold Marks a 2nd Straight Session Loss in a “Corrective Pullback”

Gold Marks a 2nd Straight Session Loss in a “Corrective Pullback”

$XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV Gold prices finished lower Wednesday, building on the prior session’s retreat, even as worries remain over the spread of coronavirus outside of China. “It appears the bearish aspect of reduced consumer demand for the precious metals amid the potential for a slowdown in global economic growth is presently trumping the safe-haven […]

This Global Virus

This Global Virus

The spread of the coronavirus outbreak to regions from Italy to Iran renewed concerns about a pandemic, with the number of cases worldwide topping 80,000, even though WHO took that label off and applied the emergency label Sunday. Global stocks fell after Italy reported at least 6 deaths and more than 200 confirmed cases. The […]