There are Lots of Growth Stocks in President Trump’s America First Policy

There are Lots of Growth Stocks in President Trump’s America First Policy

$DIA, $SOX, $QQQ, $SPY, $RUTX, $VXX The US Financial Markets are Closed Monday to Celebrate Memorial Day Note: The US economy is so diverse that there are always areas that are insulated from whatever you may be concerned about. The US-China trade dispute has driven dividend-rich sectors like utilities higher, but investors do not need […]

US Set to ‘Blacklist’ 5 Chinese Firms

US Set to ‘Blacklist’ 5 Chinese Firms

$CNY, $INTC, $QCOM The Trump Administration is considering cutting off the flow of vital American technology to 5 Chinese companies including Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Co., widening the dragnet beyond Huawei to include world leaders in video surveillance. The US is deliberating whether to add Hikvision, Zhejiang Dahua Technology Co. and several unidentified others to […]

China Struggling to Grasp President Trump’s End Game

China Struggling to Grasp President Trump’s End Game

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Note: The Mins from the May FOMC meeting showed that policymakers are comfortable with the current fed funds rate range while “a number of participants” saw a moderation in risk and uncertainties surrounding their outlooks for the year. The Key takeaway is that the stock market has a reasonable […]

US Not Likely to Suffer Big Damage From China Trade Dispute

US Not Likely to Suffer Big Damage From China Trade Dispute

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Major averages traded lower on trade uncertainty, Several US companies suspend business operations with China’s Huawei Technologies, Semiconductor stocks underperform, drag the S&P 500 information technology sector and Nasdaq lower Trade tensions with China need to linger for an extended period to cause real damage to the United […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Some analysts think there may not be enough leadership to move the market higher now. Savvy money is playing quality to the Northside. At the same time there are good Southside setups that we are watching carefully for the break South Southside action delivers fast gainers, but what falls […]

US Economy Continues to Expand

US Economy Continues to Expand

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: This economic expansion is set to become longest in US history, according to the latest leading-indicators data. The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) for the US increased 0.2% in April to 112.1, following a 0.3% increase in March, and a 0.2% increase in February. “The US LEI rose […]

President Trump’s “China Tariffs Have Teeth”

President Trump’s “China Tariffs Have Teeth”

$HD Billionaire businessman Ken Langone said President Trump is “doing the right thing” by increasing tariffs on China.  “It’s got teeth,” the co-founder of Home Depot (NYSE:HD) said Thursday. “The only way you’re going to get somebody to a table for negotiations is when they have something to lose,” said Mr. Langone, also the founder of […]

US Immigration Plan’s Top Priority is Border Security

US Immigration Plan’s Top Priority is Border Security

Border security has to be part of immigration reform or else “every town is a border town and every state is a border state,” Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), said Friday in a TV interview In the interview Blackburn, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, applauded President Trump’s  proposed immigration plan,and well as legislation to deal […]

US Warns Airliners Flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran Tensions

US Warns Airliners Flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran Tensions

Saturday, US diplomats warned that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran. The warning relayed by US diplomatic posts from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) underlined the risks the current tensions pose to a region Key to global air travel. […]

US Stocks Sold Off Monday to De-risk Global Growth Concerns

US Stocks Sold Off Monday to De-risk Global Growth Concerns

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US stocks sold off Monday, as trade tensions escalated after China retaliated with a tariff rate hike on US imports. The 2.4% drop in the S&P 500 in a broad-based effort to de-risk amid global growth concerns.  Stocks sold off as US-China trade tensions escalated, China increased its tariff rate […]

President Trump is Feeding China a ‘Banquet of Bitter Fruit’

President Trump is Feeding China a ‘Banquet of Bitter Fruit’

FLASH: US and China at impasse over trade, Larry Kudlow says new tariffs will remain. The United States and China appeared at a deadlock over trade negotiations Sunday as Washington demanded promises of concrete changes to Chinese law and Beijing said it would not swallow any “bitter fruit” that harmed its interests. The trade dispute […]

China is “Cautiously Optimistic”on Trump Trade Talks Despite Tariffs’ Escalation

China is “Cautiously Optimistic”on Trump Trade Talks Despite Tariffs’ Escalation

China and the US have agreed to hold more trade talks in Beijing, Vice Premier Liu He said as President Trump ordered his trade Chief to begin the process of imposing tariffs on all remaining imports from China. Mr. Liu voiced some optimism on reaching a deal, but said there were “issues of principle” on […]

President Trump Has an Really Good “Alternative” to the China Trade Deal

President Trump Has an Really Good “Alternative” to the China Trade Deal

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street declines for 4th day running, finished near session highs President Trump firm on tariffs, driving concerns about the trade dispute with China The S&P 500 held its 50-Day MA at 2860 on the close The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), Wall Street’s ‘fear factor’ closed well off session highs […]

US-China Trade Talks “Have Not Broken Down”

US-China Trade Talks “Have Not Broken Down”

$SPY UPDATE: China and the United States have agreed to hold more trade talks in Beijing, Vice Premier Liu He said, as President Trump ordered his trade chief to begin the process of imposing tariffs on all remaining imports from China. Mr. Liu voiced a measured optimism on reaching a deal, but said there were […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

FLASH: Gold Firmed, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Notes: Again, President Trump has increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, saying he will hike US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods tat 12:01a this Friday, and targets $325-B more.. China wants the tariffs to be lifted, while President Trump wants to […]

US Sending B-52 Bombers to Middle East to Join Carrier Strike Group

US Sending B-52 Bombers to Middle East to Join Carrier Strike Group

FLASH: US Central Command confirms that the it is sending B-52’s to the Middle East, where they will join a carrier strike group following an announcement from national security adviser John Bolton. “We continue to closely monitor the activities of the regime in Iran, their military, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, and their proxies, and […]

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 […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: President Trump Sunday increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, saying he will hike US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods tat 12:01a this Friday, and targets $325-B more.. China wants the tariffs to be lifted, while President Trump wants to keep […]

Democrats Cannot Impeach President Trump for Creating Best Economy in US History

Democrats Cannot Impeach President Trump for Creating Best Economy in US History

President Trump railed Monday against calls from an ugly/mean-spirited Representative Al Green (D-TX) for his impeachment, saying that Democrats cannot win the election fairly and that a President cannot be impeached for creating “the best economy in our country’s history.” “’Democrat Texas Congressman Al Green says impeachment is the only thing that can prevent President […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Down Notes: President Trump Sunday increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, saying he will hike US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods this Friday, and targets $325-B more soon. The President’s aggressive strategy drew bi-partisan support from US Senate Democratic leader […]

Fair Warning Iran, We are Coming to ‘Blow You and Yours Out of the Water’

Fair Warning Iran, We are Coming to ‘Blow You and Yours Out of the Water’

United States is deploying a carrier strike group and a bomber task force to the Middle East to send a clear message to Iran that any attack on US interests or its allies will be met with “unrelenting force.” Sunday, John Bolton said the decision was “in response to a number of troubling and escalatory […]

Update: President Trump’s 10% China Tariffs Will Rise to 25% at 12.01a on 10 May

Update: President Trump’s 10% China Tariffs Will Rise to 25% at 12.01a on 10 May

Update: President Donald Trump’s top trade negotiator said the U.S. plans to raise tariffs on Chinese goods Friday, accusing Beijing of backpedaling on commitments it made during negotiations. The trade talks will continue and a Chinese delegation will visit Washington on Thursday and Friday, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told reporters Monday in Washington. The […]

Buy ‘MAGA Bonds’ Rebuild America Infrastructure

Buy ‘MAGA Bonds’ Rebuild America Infrastructure

Bradley Blakeman, once a deputy assistant to former President George W. Bush (43), in an op-ed Sunday suggest “MAGA bonds,” named after President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan to finance the rebuilding of America’s infrastructure. “Bonds are a great investment, and they often provide a patriotic and needed purpose,” Mr. Blakeman wrote. “In […]

President Trump Tuned Out the Noise Tweeting, “Kim will do nothing to interfere…denuclearization ‘”will happen”

President Trump Tuned Out the Noise Tweeting, “Kim will do nothing to interfere…denuclearization ‘”will happen”

Saturday, President Donald brushed off noise of a possible weapons test by NKorea, vowing that leader Kim Jong Un “will do nothing to interfere” and that a denuclearization deal with the US “will happen.” The Tweet, posted while President Trump was in route to the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia, was the President’s 1st […]

President Trump Seeks Boost in Emergency Funds to Block Invading Immigrant Spike

President Trump Seeks Boost in Emergency Funds to Block Invading Immigrant Spike

FLASH: The Trump Administration Wednesday asked Congress for $4.5-B in immediate emergency funding, saying a surge in Central American children and families claiming asylum at the US southern border had drained government resources. The money would come on Top of the funding President Trump has redirected to make good on a central pledge of his […]

Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged, Investors Bet Rate Cut Coming

Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged, Investors Bet Rate Cut Coming

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Global equities declined Wednesday, capping a 3-day winning streak after the Fed held rates steady as expected, but comments from Fed Chairman Powell cast doubt on whether the central bank’s next move would be a rate cut, as expected. The Fed left its Key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and […]

Across the Aisle: President Trump and Dems Agree on $2-T Infrastructure Program

Across the Aisle: President Trump and Dems Agree on $2-T Infrastructure Program

FLASH: President Trump and Democratic congressional leaders agreed Tuesday to work together on a $2-T infrastructure program Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D:NY) said there was “good will in the meeting” and that the 2 sides agreed that infrastructure investments create jobs and make the United States more competitive economically with the rest of the […]

Newt Gingrich, “Pete Buttigieg Dangerous Opponent”

Newt Gingrich, “Pete Buttigieg Dangerous Opponent”

Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) will “most likely” be the person Democrats pick as their 2020 Presidential nominee, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday, but he believes South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg may also be a “dangerous opponent” against President Donald Trump. “She’s very articulate and I think a likable person, and I think that […]

President Trump Wants Cheap Oil

President Trump Wants Cheap Oil

$USO, $OIL Saudi Arabia needs Crude Oil prices to be higher than what President Trump wants, as the Kingdom increases spending to bolster economic growth. International Monetary Fund (IMF) data released Monday show the world’s biggest Crude Oil exporter needs prices at about $85 bbl to balance its budget this year, up from a forecast […]

Weak Inflation May Lead Fed to Cut Interest Rates

Weak Inflation May Lead Fed to Cut Interest Rates

$USD, $SPY, $QQQ, $DIA FLASH: Slowing inflation may lead the Fed to cut interest rates, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said in a TV interview Monday. “The Fed is independent, but they have been themselves talking about coming and lowering their inflation target, which might mean a lower interest rate adjustment on their own […]

President Trump Looking Closely at SEC’s ‘Dark Regulation/s’

President Trump Looking Closely at SEC’s ‘Dark Regulation/s’

$BTC FLASH: President Trump focusing on dark regulation at SEC The Trump Administration issued a memorandum strongly discouraging regulatory dark matter/s. The memo instructs federal agencies to submit all policy-making rules to Congress to be vetted under the Congressional Review Act, even if these rules come in the form of informal guidance. The Trump Memo […]

White House Continues to Back Moore for Fed

White House Continues to Back Moore for Fed

President Trump’s economic adviser said the White House still backs Stephen Moore for a seat on the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, despite Democratic lawmakers’ concerns about his competence and questions over his past remarks. Sunday, Federal Board candidate Stephen Moore derided criticism of him as “character assassination” and a blatant “smear campaign.” In a […]

“Mueller did some pretty outrageous things,”– Rudy Giuliani

“Mueller did some pretty outrageous things,”– Rudy Giuliani

President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani accused special counsel Robert Mueller of doing “some pretty outrageous things” during his investigation into Russian collusion and President Trump. During an interview Mr. Giuliani said that SC Mueller’s team of investigators might have even tried to “frame” President Trump for working with the Russians during the 2016 Presidential campaign. […]

“The Beast” is at Our Southern Border

“The Beast” is at Our Southern Border

Hundreds of invading immigrants hoping to reach the United States boarded La Bestia, a freight train in southern Mexico late Thursday, frustrated by efforts to slow their progress by the Mexican government, which is under pressure from President Trump. The risky move to board the train, known as “La Bestia” aka The Beast, followed a […]

President Trump Lauds GDP Growth, Inflation “Very Low”

President Trump Lauds GDP Growth, Inflation “Very Low”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Real GDP increased at an annual rate of 3.2% (consensus 1.9%), according to the advance estimate for Q-1 GDP, a blockbuster number. President Trump is Supercharging the US Economy! President Donald Trump’s re-election hinges on supercharging the US economy, and data showing faster than expected growth provided him a […]

Pentagon ‘Waives’ Policy, Troops Headed for the Southern Border

Pentagon ‘Waives’ Policy, Troops Headed for the Southern Border

Pentagon is set to waive a longstanding policy that prohibits military personnel from having contact with migrants as part of a move to increase the military’s involvement at the Southwest border. Senior officials at the Department of Defense have asked acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan to authorize waivers for over 300 troops following a Department […]

President Trump to Fight Democrats on All Fronts

President Trump to Fight Democrats on All Fronts

Wednesday, President Trump declared that he and his Administration will battle House Democrats on all legal fronts after the special counsel’s Russia report, refusing to cooperate with subpoenas and appealing to the Supreme Court if Congress tries to impeach him. “I say it’s enough,” President Trump told reporters on the White House’s lawn as he […]

Stock Market Marks Record Highs, Dems Talk Impeachment, the Dumbest Thing I Have Ever Heard!

Stock Market Marks Record Highs, Dems Talk Impeachment, the Dumbest Thing I Have Ever Heard!

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Tuesday after the close, President Trump hammered the reality of the stock market and our economy in the face of Democrats talking about wanting to impeach him in a Tuesday evening Tweet. A short time after the S&P 500 and NAS Comp indexes closed at record highs, President Trump posted this: […]

Hillary and Barack say, “Easter Worshipers Massacred” Rather Than Christians Massacred

Hillary and Barack say, “Easter Worshipers Massacred” Rather  Than Christians Massacred

Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway Monday criticized Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Hussein Obama for referring on Twitter to Victims in Sri Lanka’s Easter church bombing attacks as “Easter worshipers” rather than as Christians. “You have to ask them about that,” she said in a TV interview about the wording Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Hussein Obama used. “There […]

US Stocks Finish Flat to Unchanged on Light “Earth Day’ Volume

US Stocks Finish Flat to Unchanged on Light “Earth Day’ Volume

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: S&P 500 held the 2900 mark at the close President Trump commemorated Earth Day with a message that included nods to “historic economic and job growth,” but made no mention of climate change. “Environmental protection and economic prosperity go hand in hand,” President Trump said in a statement issued […]

Mueller Report A Clear Victory for President Trump

Mueller Report A Clear Victory for President Trump

Thursday, President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, said that the release of SC Robert Mueller’s report is “a clear victory” for his client. Mr. Mueller’s report was released Thursday morning, and details how the Mueller team of investigators struggled to determine whether President Trump obstructed justice in the course of the investigation. “If we had […]

Weaker USD Would Help US Workers

Weaker USD Would Help US Workers

$USD, $GLD, $SLV Experts are in a debate on just how does the average American benefit from the USD’s reserve currency status, and would the Buck’s fall from grace have a negative, or positive, impact on the livelihood of the average American worker Economist Steve Keen recently declared that average investors are over-inflating the risks […]

Nike (NYSE:NKE) Stock Up on Tiger’s Master’s Victory

Nike (NYSE:NKE) Stock Up on Tiger’s Master’s Victory

$NKE FLASH: President Trump Invites Tiger Woods to the White House to Receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Celebrate! Tiger Woods’, 43 anni, come from behind Masters victory will reward the few companies that stuck with him through his struggles, and the ones that joined him when he was near the low point of […]

100+ Conservatives Back Steven Moore for Fed Board

100+ Conservatives Back Steven Moore for Fed Board

Monday, it was reported that 105 economists and prominent conservative activists have signed a letter endorsing President Trump’s possible nomination to the Federal Reserve Board. “We, the undersigned, support Steve Moore’s nomination to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve,” the signatories wrote in a single-sentence statement. Economist Arthur Laffer, Forbes Editor-in-Chief Steve Forbes, former Fed Vice […]

US Economy Booming!

US Economy Booming!

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: The Trump Administration’s tax law is fueling economic growth Monday, White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow that while many people are complaining about having to write bigger checks to meet their annual Tax Day obligation, policies that were put into effect under President Trump mean improved prosperity. […]

President Trump: “Migrants Will Go to ‘Sanctuary Cities'”

President Trump: “Migrants Will Go to ‘Sanctuary Cities

Monday, President Donald Trump said that his proposal to send migrants to so-called sanctuary cities is taking effect. President Trump Tweeted: “Those Illegal Immigrants who can no longer be legally held (Congress must fix the laws and loopholes) will be, subject to Homeland Security, given to Sanctuary Cities and States!” It was unclear whether the […]

President Trump, “Stocks (DJIA) Should Be 5,000-10,000 Pts Higher”

President Trump, “Stocks (DJIA) Should Be 5,000-10,000 Pts Higher”

$DIA Sunday, President Trump said that actions by the Fed have hobbled economic growth and stock market gains by perhaps 30%, and that it should begin pumping money into the economy as it did during the Y’s 2007-2009 recession. President Trump’s latest hammering Twitter attack Vs the Fed came as European Central Bank head Mario […]

President Trump ‘Angling’ for The Gold Standard

President Trump ‘Angling’ for The Gold Standard

$XAU, $GLD, $USD President Trump’s plans to nominate Stephen Moore and Herman Cain to the Fed board, and that move points back to The Gold Standard, a policy option once advocated by both men and President Trump himself. The Big Q: What is the case for returning to The Gold Standard? The Big A: Is […]

President Trump has ‘Very Good’ Relations with Chairman Kim, 3rd Summit Likely

President Trump has ‘Very Good’ Relations with Chairman Kim, 3rd Summit Likely

President Trump said relations with Chairman Kim remain “very good” and he opened the door Saturday for a 3rd Summit, hours after the NKorean leader said he’s willing to meet as long as the US offers acceptable terms for a deal by year end. “I agree with Kim Jong Un of North Korea that our […]

US Treasury Will Not Weaponize’ IRS in Request for President Trump’s Tax Returns

US Treasury Will Not Weaponize’ IRS in Request for President Trump’s Tax Returns

Saturday, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he could not commit to meeting Democrats’ new 23 April deadline for turning over President Trump’s tax returns to them, adding that he wanted to keep the Internal Revenue Service from being “weaponized” for political gain. Secretary Mnuchin, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the International Monetary […]

Gold is President Trump’s ‘Trump’ Card

Gold is President Trump’s ‘Trump’ Card

$GLD, $XAU, $USD FLASH: Gold could 2X overnight, especially if President Trump uses it as a weapon in his battle Vs the Fed. The Fed controls the Buck, the Buck is the world’s trading currency, and so the Fed controls the world. A stronger USD hurts the world’s growth prospects. It also hurts President Trump’s […]

US Will Not Lift Economic Sanctions on NKorea Yet.

US Will Not Lift Economic Sanctions on NKorea Yet.

Thursday, President Trump said, “…not the right time to lift economic sanctions on NKorea” “At the right time I would have great support. This is not the right time,” President Trump said during an Oval Office meeting with SKorean President Moon Jae-In, after he was asked about re-opening the industrial park. President Moon has advocated […]

Pesident Trump on Julian Assange’s Arrest, “I Know Nothing”

Pesident Trump on Julian Assange’s Arrest, “I Know Nothing”

FLASH: President Trump said Thursday that “I know nothing about WikiLeaks” after its disheveled founder Julian Assange was hauled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to face charges. Asked about Thursday’s arrest, President Trump said at the White House, “It’s not my thing. I know there is something having to do with Julian Assange. […]

US and China Agree to Trade-Enforcement Offices

US and China Agree to Trade-Enforcement Offices

FLASH: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday that US-China trade talks continue to make progress and the 2 sides have settled on a mechanism to police any agreement, including new enforcement offices. Secretary Mnuchin, speaking on television, said that a call with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He Tuesday night was productive and discussions would be […]

“I Think Spying Did Occur on 2016 Trump Campaign”

“I Think Spying Did Occur on 2016 Trump Campaign”

FLASH: Wednesday, USAG William Barr said that he believes “spying did occur” on Donald Trump’s Presidential campaign, suggesting the origins of the Russia investigation may have been mishandled and aligning himself with the President on the matter. AG Barr, appearing before a Senate panel, did not say what “spying” had taken place. He later said […]

Fed Mins ‘Dovish’, No Interest Rate Increases This Year and Into 2020

Fed Mins ‘Dovish’, No Interest Rate Increases This Year and Into 2020

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: The majority of Fed officials last month believed that economic conditions would likely warrant keeping its Dovish monetary policy unchanged for the rest of this year. Several officials said their view could shift in either direction based on incoming data, according to minutes of the meeting released Wednesday. Weaker growth […]

US Treasury to “Follow the Law” on President Trump’s Tax Returns

US Treasury to “Follow the Law” on President Trump’s Tax Returns

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday that his department intends to “follow the law” and is reviewing a request by a Top House Democrat to provide President Trump’s tax returns to lawmakers. Secretary Mnuchin also revealed that Treasury Department lawyers have talked to the White House counsel’s office about the question of releasing President […]

Invading Immigrants Know President Trump Is Serious About Border

Invading Immigrants Know President Trump Is Serious About Border

FLASH: “Our Country is Full!” Invading immigrants are surging toward the US border because they are hearing that President Trump is serious about the issue of illegal immigration and they want to do “everything they can” to come across before it’s too late, Representative Bill Johnson (R-OH), said Monday. “They are hearing that our border […]

Investor Focus this Week: Geopolitical Events + Big Bank Earnings

Investor Focus this Week: Geopolitical  Events + Big Bank Earnings

$BAC, $C, $JPM, $MS, $WFC, $USD, $GBP, $JPY The Fed As the US yield curve is deciding whether to invert/not Invert, investors seek reassurance that we are in a era of non-inflationary growth, and focus on monthly price gauges this week. Wednesday, the US Labor Department is expected to report that its March Consumer Price […]

President Trump’s Fed Noms Moore and Cain on Track

President Trump’s Fed Noms Moore and Cain on Track

FLASH: Top White House officials Sunday defended President Trump’s plan to name 2 political loyalists to the Fed’s board of governors, brushing aside controversies over their personal lives and qualifications to help run the world’s most powerful central bank. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow and acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney used […]

Venezuelans Take to the Streets, Power Struggle Grows

Venezuelans Take to the Streets, Power Struggle Grows

Saturday, rival political factions took to the streets across Venezuela in the mounting struggle for control of the crisis-wracked nation, where US backed opposition leader Juan Guaidó, 35 anni, is attempting to oust socialist President Nicólas Maduro. It was the 1st march Mr. Guaidó has led since Maduro loyalists stripped him of legal protections he’s […]

Third Summit Likely Between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un

Third Summit Likely Between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un

President Trump and NKorea Chairman Kim Jong Un likely will meet for a 3rd Summit Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday. President Trump and Chairman Kim left their last Summit, in Hanoi, Vietnam, with a “deeper understanding of each other,” Secretary Pompeo said in a TV interview Friday, “The positions that the two sides […]

S&P 500 Up for 7 Day’s Running Seeing 2900 Next

S&P 500 Up for 7 Day’s Running Seeing 2900 Next

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: The S&P 500 gained 0.5% Friday in a broad-based advance that was supported by a Goldilocks Employment Situation Report for March. The benchmark index advanced for the 7th session running, increasits its weekly gainer to 2.1%, and closed within 10 points of the 2900 level. The US labor market […]

President Trump, “I Will Only Accept ‘Great’ China Trade Deal”

President Trump, “I Will Only Accept ‘Great’ China Trade Deal”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: S&P 500 advances for 6th session running, closing on the high for the year There is positive sentiment on Wall Street about a trade deal in anticipation of President Trump’s meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He after the close. There was also some speculation that President Trump could […]

Senate GOP Taking Steps to Stop Democrats Obstruction of President Trump’s Nominees

Senate GOP Taking Steps to Stop Democrats Obstruction of President Trump’s Nominees

Steps are being taken this week to stop Democrats’ continued obstruction of President Trump’s nominees and “restore normalcy” to government, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) writes. “Since January 2017, for the 1st time in memory, a minority has exploited procedure to systematically obstruct a President from staffing up his administration,” Senator McConnell said in […]

President Trump, “Investigate How Fraudulent Mueller Probe Was Started”

President Trump, “Investigate How Fraudulent Mueller Probe Was Started”

FLASH: Sunday, President Donald Trump called for an investigation into how Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “fraudulent” probe started. “Everybody is asking how the phony and fraudulent investigation of the No Collusion, No Obstruction Trump Campaign began,” President Trump Tweeted. “We need to know for future generations to understand. This Hoax should never be allowed to […]

Crude Oil Marks Biggest Quarterly Rise Since 2009

Crude Oil Marks Biggest Quarterly Rise Since 2009

$USO, $OIL FLASH: Crude Oil prices rose about 1% Friday, posting their biggest Quarterly rise in 10 years, as US sanctions against Iran and Venezuela as well as OPEC-led supply cuts overshadowed concerns over a slowing global economy. The May ICE Brent Crude Oil futures contract, which expired Friday, gained 57c, or 0.8%, to settle […]

President Trump Cuts Aid to 3 Central American Countries, Closing the Border to Immigration and Trade

President Trump Cuts Aid to 3 Central American Countries, Closing the Border to Immigration and Trade

FLASH: President Trump Tweeted Friday morning, “If Mexico doesn’t immediately stop ALL illegal immigration coming into the United States through our Southern Border, I will be CLOSING the Border, or large sections of the Border, next week.” Taking a powerful action against illegal immigration and threatening another, President Trump has moved to cut US aid […]

President Trump, “I Will Be Closing the US-Mexico Border”

President Trump, “I Will Be Closing the US-Mexico Border”

FLASH: President Trump  said Friday he will close the US border with Mexico next week if Mexico “does not immediately stop all illegal immigration coming into the United States” from the region. He announced his intentions in a series of Tweets, as follows: The DEMOCRATS have given us the weakest immigration laws anywhere in the World. Mexico […]

UK Lawmakers Reject PM May’s BREXIT Deal Again

UK Lawmakers Reject PM May’s BREXIT Deal Again

$GBP UK lawmakers rejected PM Theresa May’s BREXIT deal for a 3rd time Friday, sounding its probable death knell and leaving Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union in turmoil on the day it was supposed to leave the single currency socialist bloc. The decision to reject a stripped-down version of Mrs. May’s deal has left […]

US Economy Looks ‘Very Good’ in Here, Stocks Break Out on Volume

US Economy Looks ‘Very Good’ in Here, Stocks Break Out on Volume

$DIA, $SPY,$QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: S&P 500 marks its Best Quarter since 2009 Friday the US stock market liked what it heard: The US and China held “constructive” trade talks in Beijing this week, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the White House. Trade talks will continue next week in Washington with China’s Vice […]

‘America First’ Policy Key Element in 2020 Election Campaign

‘America First’ Policy Key Element in 2020 Election Campaign

FLASH: The Y 2020 Election’s Key May Be America First! Thataccording to Defense One. Next year, all announced Dems in the White House race, except 1, possible contender Joe Biden have little experience in shaping America’s place in the world. But President Trump’s ‘America First’ non-interventionist foreign policy will likely make the issue a Hot […]

US Stock Market is Strong, Tune Out the Noise

US Stock Market is Strong, Tune Out the Noise

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The just released data of the US Bureau of Economic Analysis and the US Census Bureau show that the US monthly international trade deficit decreased in January 2019 from $59.9% in December (revised) to $51.1-B as expected, as imports decreased and exports increased. The goods deficit decreased $8.2-B in January […]

President Trump’s Team Split Over Iran Oil Waivers Ahead Of Next Deadline

President Trump’s Team Split Over Iran Oil Waivers Ahead Of Next Deadline

$USO, $OIL FLASH: This dust-up could get very ‘ugly’ US President Trump’s national security team is deeply divided over whether to let a small group of countries keep buying Iranian Crude Oil after a US deadline on sanctions waivers expires in May. . The division is primarily between John Bolton’s National Security Council and Michael […]

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