US Manufacturing and Services are Expanding Faster than Expected

US Manufacturing and Services are Expanding Faster than Expected

#business #activity #growth #manufacturers, #services #PMI Last Friday we got the IHS Markit Flash US Composite PMI under the title “Strong expansion in US private sector output in August,” which came in better than expected. Key findings are as follows: ▪ Flash US Composite Output Index at 54.7 (50.3 in July). 18-month high. ▪ Flash […]

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 […]

US Still Seeing V-Shaped Recovery Despite Some Setbacks

US Still Seeing V-Shaped Recovery Despite Some Setbacks

#VShapedRecovery #economy #C19coronavirus #recovery #NYSE #stockmarket #rally #bullish #resiliance $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The US economy is displaying remarkable resilience and is still seeing a “V-shaped recovery” despite some setbacks in efforts to reopen state economies that had been shuttered by the C-19 coronavirus. “At the moment, the story looks very good. We are […]

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 […]

Business Growth in UAE’s Private Sector Taps 25-month Highs

Business Growth in UAE’s Private Sector Taps 25-month Highs

Business Growth in UAE’s Private Sector Taps 25-month Highs $OIL Business activity was led by new projects, a further general improvement in economic conditions and market demand The UAE’s non-Oil private sector registered strong growth in March, in line with the trend so far this year, according to Emirates NBD’s monthly survey. Growth in the […]

The “Shortened” Week Ahead on Wall Street

The “Shortened” Week Ahead on Wall Street

The “Shortened” Week Ahead on Wall Street $STZ, $MON, $WBA The US financial markets were closed Monday in observance of New Year’s Day. This week only 3 members of the S&P 500 are scheduled to report earnings to Wall Street: Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ), Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc. (NYSE:WBA) Thursday.   […]

China’s Manufacturing Expands for 5th Month Running

China’s Manufacturing Expands for 5th Month Running

China’s Manufacturing Expands for 5th Month Running Activity at China’s factories slowed in December but still marked the 5th consecutive month of expansion in the latest sign that the world’s #2 economy is stabilizing. The monthly PMI (purchasing managers’ index) by the Chinese Federation of Logistics and Purchasing was 51.4 in December, the 2nd highest […]

US Jobs Report Validates Short-term Interest Rates

US Jobs Report Validates Short-term Interest Rates

US Jobs Report Validates Short-term Interest Rates $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The monthly US jobs report for November was released early Friday, and it was not so bad that the FOMC will upset market expectations and not hike interest rates in mid-December. The data validated what fixed-income markets have already priced in when it comes […]

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street $V, $AAPL, $CAT, $BA, $KO, $XOM This week Q-3 earnings season hits full stride, with 178 members of the S&P 500 reporting to Wall Street. Included in this group are 12 DJIA componenets: Monday: Visa (NYSE:V) Tuesday: 3M Co. (NYSE:MMM), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT), DuPont De Nemours (NYSE:DD), Merck […]

This Week’s US Economic Calendar: Expected, Revised & Prior

This Week’s US Economic Calendar: Expected, Revised & Prior

This Week’s US Economic Calendar: Expected, Revised & Prior 26 September, Monday New Home Sales, August (10:00a EDT): 585-K expected, 654-K prior 27 September, Tuesday Case-Shiller 20-City, July (9:00a EDT): 5.1% expected, 5.1% prior Consumer Confidence, September (10:00a EDT): 98.0 expected, 101.1 prior (revised from 99.8) 28 September Wednesday MBA Mortgage Index, 09/24 (7:00a EDT): […]

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street $PFE, $PG Earnings season continues with 119 S&P 500 companies reporting. Included in this group are DJIA components Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE) and Proctor & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG), which will both report Tuesday. Economic Reports The week’s 1st economic reports to Wall Street will be the July purchasing manager’s manufacturing index (PMI), the […]

Japanese Economy Hard to Grow with Declining Workforce

Japanese Economy Hard to Grow with Declining Workforce

Japanese Economy Hard to Grow with Declining Workforce The fundamental problem of the Japanese economy is its declining workforce, an Australia international economist said recently in an  interview. Joseph Capurso, Commonwealth Bank of Australia international economist, said: “It’s very hard to grow your economy when your workforce is falling.” The May Markit/Nikkei manufacturing PMI declined […]

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street $PFE, $MRK Q-1 earnings season will be busy, with 124 members of the S&P 500 scheduled to report this week. Included in this group are DJIA components Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) Tuesday and Merck & Co. (NYSE:MRK) Thursday. Economic Reports The week’s 1st economic reports to Wall Street will be the April PMI […]