President Trump Has “Muscled” the Stock Market Away from the Fed

President Trump Has “Muscled” the Stock Market Away from the Fed

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $USD, $VXX This week the Fed cut interest rates for the 2nd time since the Great Recession, and found its hands full with another event with potentially catastrophic implications for the economy. In short, liquidity in the repo markets, a critical cog in the financial system machine seized Tuesday. In response, […]

China’s is in a ‘Vice’,Tariffs May Go to 50 – 100% if it Does Not Align with US Trade Policy

China’s is in a ‘Vice’,Tariffs May Go to 50 – 100% if it Does Not Align with US Trade Policy

President Trump is resday to significantly ramp up pressure on China if a trade deal is not agreed to soon, according to an outside adviser to the White House who called tariffs so far “low level.” In an interview in Hong Kong Thursday with the South China Morning Post, Michael Pillsbury said President Trump has been “remarkably restrained […]

China Facing “Real” Problems, Trade Uncertainty Abound

China Facing “Real” Problems, Trade Uncertainty Abound

Thursday, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that trade uncertainty issues are giving China “real” structural problems, as the nation’s supply chains are starting to “hollow out.” “China is no longer really the cheapest place in the world to manufacture,” Secretary Ross said in a TV interview, adding the US does not know what China wants […]

“There Are Many Options Short of War With Iran After Attack on Saudi Arabia”

“There Are Many Options Short of War With Iran After Attack on Saudi Arabia”

$OIL Wednesday, President Trump said Wednesday there were many options short of war with Iran after US ally Saudi Arabia displayed remnants of drones and missiles it said were used in a crippling attack on its oil sites that was “unquestionably sponsored” by Tehran. “There are many options. There’s the ultimate option and there are […]

President Trump Hammers Fed’s Powell, “No Guts, No Sense, No Vision!”

President Trump Hammers Fed’s Powell, “No Guts, No Sense, No Vision!”

$DIA, $QQQ, $SPY, RUTX, $VXX President Trump Tweeted: “Fed, Powell ‘Fail Again’”After FOMC Rate Cut The Fed cut interest rates for the 2nd time since July, and it was not enough for President Trump. President Trump assailed policy makers just mins after their decision Wednesday to cut the benchmark interest rate by 25 bts. “Jay […]

Hapless House Dems Focused on”Imaginary Impeachments”

Hapless House Dems Focused on”Imaginary Impeachments”

US House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler and other House Democrats are pushing for “imaginary impeachment” proceedings against President Trump that “nobody in America” wants, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy declared Tuesday. “There are no facts for it,” the California Republican said in a TV interview. “Here is Nadler who campaigned to become chairman on the […]

Wall Street Nears Record Highs Ahead of FOMC Policy Announcement

Wall Street Nears Record Highs Ahead of FOMC Policy Announcement

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $$USO, $XAU, $GLD, $VXX S&P 500 closed higher in front of FOMC interest rate decision Wednesday 9 of the 11 S&P 500 sectors finished higher, led by the real estate (+1.4%), utilities (+0.9%), and materials (+0.7%) sectors. The energy (-1.5%) and industrials (-0.04%) sectors were the sectors to finish in the […]

Majority of Business Leaders Say President Trump Will Win in 2020

Majority of Business Leaders Say President Trump Will Win in 2020

More than 67% of North American CFOs (chief financial officers) surveyed by CNBC say President Trump will be re-elected in Y 2020. About a 25% believe former Vice President Joe Biden will win. This is the 1st time the CNBC Global CFO Council survey has asked executives about the upcoming elections. The survey also showed that a majority […]

The Market is Asking, “How low can the Fed go”?

The Market is Asking, “How low can the Fed go”?

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX With US-China trade tensions having roiled financial markets, investors are counting on support for stocks coming from a Fed willing to keep cutting interest rates to help the US economy avoid a severe downturn. A 1/4th pt rate reduction is expected when the FOMC issues its next policy statement this […]

President Trump is Reshaping the American Judiciary

President Trump is Reshaping the American Judiciary

The Senate confirmed President Trump’s 150th judicial nominee this week, bringing the total to 152, including 2 Supreme Court justices, a milestone lauded by Trump himself Friday. “Historic Milestone indeed!” President Trump said on Twitter, referencing a report from The Washington Examiner . The 150 milestone was reached Wednesday, said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC). “I’m […]

American Voters See President Trump Has Taken Charge of the Economy, Having Effectively Sidelined the Fed

American Voters See President Trump Has Taken Charge of the Economy, Having Effectively Sidelined the Fed

Attention: Now what really matters is just what the President does and is going to do. President Trump blames the Fed for a slowing US economy, some blame it on him. A survey conducted with YouGov showed 28% of American adults believe the President in general is most responsible for the economy. That surpasses the […]

Gold Remarks $1,500 Ahead of Key ECB and FOMC Meeting

Gold Remarks $1,500 Ahead of Key ECB and FOMC Meeting

$XAU, $GLD Gold steady ahead of ECB meeting Thursday and FOMC meeting next week Gold futures remarked Key $1,500 oz Wednesday, as traders weighed President Trump’s latest Tweet calling for the Fed to cut interest rates down to Zero, ahead of the FOMC’s meeting next week. Prices for the precious Yellow metal traded between modest […]

Commemorating the 18th anni of 9/11

Commemorating the 18th anni of 9/11

Americans are commemorating 9/11 with mournful ceremonies, volunteering, appeals to “never forget” and rising attention to the terror attacks’ extended toll on responders. The commemoration of the 18th anni of the September 11 terror attacks will begin at the World Trade Center in New York with a moment of silence and tolling bells. Victims’ relatives, […]

President Trump May Meet Iran’s Rouhani at UN With “No Preconditions”

President Trump May Meet Iran’s Rouhani at UN With “No Preconditions”

Tuesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that President Trump may meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the upcoming United Nations meeting, with “no preconditions.” Secretary Pompeo made the comments at a press briefing to unveil new sanctions on groups including Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. An official familiar with the disagreements between President […]

National Security Hawk John Bolton ‘Sacked’

National Security Hawk John Bolton ‘Sacked’

Tuesday, President Trump sacked John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had significant disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a number of other global challenges. “I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others […]

President Trump Will Sanction Whoever Buys Iran’s Crude Oil

President Trump Will Sanction Whoever Buys Iran’s Crude Oil

The Trump Administration will continue to impose sanctions on whoever purchases Iran’s Crude Oil or conducts business with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and no Crude Oil waivers will be re-issued. “We will continue to put pressure on Iran and as President (Trump) said there will be no waivers of any kind for Iran’s oil,” said Sigal […]

President Trump Canceled Peace Talks with Taliban Over Attack

President Trump Canceled Peace Talks with Taliban Over Attack

Saturday evening, President Trump said he canceled peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders after the insurgent group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an American soldier and 11 other people. President Trump said he planned a secret meeting with the Taliban’s “major leaders” Sunday at the Presidential compound in Camp David, Maryland. […]

The US Labor Market is Booming, Economic Expansion Longest on Record

The US Labor Market is Booming, Economic Expansion Longest on Record

This tight US labor market is manifesting a booming demand in industries with an abundance of female workers is drawing more women back into the workforce, helping to shrink the longstanding gap in the labor participation rate between men and women to the narrowest on record a report showed Friday. Other parts of a report […]

The Trump Administration Unveils Fannie, Freddie Overhaul

The Trump Administration Unveils Fannie, Freddie Overhaul

$FMCC, $FNMA Thursday, the US Treasury said the government should draw up a plan to begin recapitalizing mortgage giants Fannie Mae (OTCMKT:FNMA) and Freddie Mac (OTCMKT:FMCC), while calling on Congress to develop a comprehensive housing reform that would allow them to be safely freed from government control. The Treasury’s plan, released in a 53-pg report, […]

General Motors’ (NYSE:GM) Barra Says Meeting with President Trump was “productive and valuable”

General Motors’ (NYSE:GM) Barra Says Meeting with President Trump was “productive and valuable”

$GM General Motors (NYSE:GM) Chairman/CEO Mary Barra said her face-to-face session with President Trump Thursday was “productive and valuable, declining specifics. The head of the largest US automaker met with President Trump after he stepped up attacks on the Detroit automaker. He has been hammering GM for much of the last year after the company […]

On Winning the ‘Trade War’ with China

On Winning the ‘Trade War’ with China

According to The Trump Administration, America is winning the trade war with China. However, the Middle Kingdom’s economic machine may be slowing, but President Xi Jinping is unlikely to sue for peace anytime soon, at least not on terms acceptable to American interests. China’s economic system is antithetical to American democratic capitalism. Its buccaneer commercial policies flaunt the […]

President Trump, “Dow Would Be 10,000 Pts Higher Without Trade War”

President Trump, “Dow Would Be 10,000 Pts Higher Without Trade War”

$DIA Wednesday, President Trump said his trade war with China has hurt the performance of the US stock market, but that he had to confront the country’s economic practices. “Let me tell you, if I wanted to do nothing with China, our stock market, our stock market would be 10,000 points higher than it is […]

Betting Started: President Trump Will Forge China Trade Deal

Betting Started: President Trump Will Forge China Trade Deal

$AUD, $WON, $JPY, $USO, $BAC OK, the US -China not being not having a date-certain schedule for the September trade talks yet, now is a good time for you too to start thinking about betting on a trade deal, as it has begun. “I am still reasonably optimistic,” David Woo, head of global rates and foreign […]

James Comey Tried to ‘frame’ President Donald Trump in a ‘Hooveresq’ Move that Failed…

James Comey Tried to ‘frame’   President Donald Trump in a ‘Hooveresq’ Move that Failed…

…got the Trump Kiss of Death and sacked! James Comey tried to ‘frame‘ President Trump in memos the former FBI director kept of their conversations, President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani charges. In an interview aired Sunday the former New York City mayor and federal prosecutor called the tactic “horrid.” “In a case involving the President […]

President Trump, “I will not let China ‘rip us off'”

President Trump, “I will not let China ‘rip us off

The United States began imposing additional tariffs on Chinese goods Sunday, but U.S. President Donald Trump said the sides would still meet for talks later this month. President Trump Tweeting, said his goal is to reduce US reliance on China and again urged American companies to find alternate suppliers outside China. This fresh round of […]

President Trump, “We are going to win the fight”, as He ‘Slaps On’ Fresh Tariffs…

President Trump, “We are going to win the fight”, as He ‘Slaps On’ Fresh Tariffs…

“We’re going to win the fight,” President Trump told reporters. “We are having conversations with China, meetings are scheduled, calls are being made. I guess the meeting in September continues to be on, it has not been canceled,” he said. The White House has not announced a date for that meeting. Tariffs kick in on […]

Top Brazilian Envoys in US Discussing Amazon Fires

Top Brazilian Envoys in US Discussing Amazon Fires

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday that his son and the country’s foreign minister are in the United States to discuss possible US aid for devastating fires in the Amazon region. President Bolsonaro said he had asked President Trump for “help” and that President Trump had said “he couldn’t make a decision without hearing from […]

President Trump, “We Have a Fed Problem”

President Trump, “We Have a Fed Problem”

Again Friday, President Trump hammered the Fed in 3 Tweets; declaring in 1 that the US economy does not “have a tariff problem, we have a Fed problem.” “The Euro is dropping against the dollar ‘like crazy,’ giving them a big export and manufacturing advantage … and the Fed does NOTHING!” President Trump said in 1 […]

James Comey’s Attempted ‘Coup’ Rings Back to Ex-CIA Officer, Prosecutions are Coming

James Comey’s Attempted ‘Coup’ Rings Back to Ex-CIA Officer, Prosecutions are Coming

Friday, President Trump, while speaking out on Twitter about the Inspector General’s report on James Comey’s actions, Tweeted a compilation of comments from a Democratic former CIA officer who said on Fox News that Comey tried to “kneecap our duly elected President.” President Trump pointed out the former officer, Bryan Dean Wright, had commented on “Fox and Friends” that […]

Top US Health Authorities Issue National Warning on Marijuana “a dangerous drug”

Top US Health Authorities Issue National Warning on Marijuana “a dangerous drug”

Top Federal health officials issued a national warning Thursday against marijuana use by adolescents and pregnant women, as more states legalize the increasingly potent drug for medicinal and recreational use. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar and Surgeon General Jerome Adams made the announcement, with Secretary Azar calling marijuana “a dangerous drug.” Officials […]

US Does Not Intend to Intervene on USD Yet

US Does Not Intend to Intervene on USD Yet

$USD US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said The Trump Administration does not intend to intervene in the USD market now, but signaled he prefers any future move be coordinated with the Fed and global allies. The Treasury Department has “no intention of intervention at this time. Situations could change in the future but right now […]

President Trump Hammering Fed to Cut Rates

President Trump Hammering Fed to Cut Rates

Thursday, President Trump continued hammering the Fed for not cutting rates, which he claims has held back the economy, despite the Fed shaving 1/4pt from the fed funds rate in July. Chairman Powell is in the grinder. “The Economy is doing GREAT, with tremendous upside potential! If the Fed would do what they should, we […]

President Trump, “The Wall Going Up ‘Very Fast'”

President Trump, “The Wall Going Up ‘Very Fast

President Trump tweeted Wednesday that the wall on the southern US border was “going up very fast despite total obstruction by Democrats in Congress and elsewhere” from varying news reports about the structure’s status. The tweet also linked to an Instagram post showing drone footage from US Customs and Border Protection (CPB) of the wall’s progress. President Trump’s […]

British PM Suspends Parliament before BREXIT

British PM Suspends Parliament before BREXIT

Prime Minister Boris Johnson will suspend Britain’s Parliament for more than a month before BREXIT, enraging opponents and raising the stakes in the nation’s most serious political event in decades. Cheered President Trump, Mr. Johnson launched the move to take the country out of the EU by 31 October with or without an exit deal, […]

Fed Rejects Former Official Who Called for the Central Bank to Undermine President Trump

Fed Rejects Former Official Who Called for the Central Bank to Undermine President Trump

Tuesday, the Fed rejected a call from a former policymaker to counter President Trump’s trade agenda by refusing to “play along” and denying the President the interest rate cuts he demands. “The Federal Reserve’s policy decisions are guided solely by its congressional mandate to maintain price stability and maximum employment,” a Fed spokeswoman said. “Political […]

Fed Called it Wrong and is Still Doing it, Hurting All Americans

Fed Called it Wrong and is Still Doing it, Hurting All Americans

Tuesday, President Trump continued his attack on the Fed, saying it “loves watching our manufacturers struggle with their exports to the benefit of other parts of the world.” “Has anyone looked at what almost all other countries are doing to take advantage of the good old USA?” the President asked on Twitter. “Our Fed has been calling […]

America is Leading the Free World Again

America is Leading the Free World Again

President Trump emerges from the G-7 Summit in France as the unchallenged Leader of the free world. Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, praised President Donald Trump’s accomplishments, and said under his leadership, “America is finally leading again.” Her comments came in a Tweet Monday night She wrote: “Under @realDonaldTrump “We are standing up to China. […]

Gold, Silver Up, USD Down, Safe-Haven the Focus

Gold, Silver Up, USD Down, Safe-Haven the Focus

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $XAU, $XAG Gold rose more than 1% Tuesday as fears of a possible recession gripped investors following disappointing US economic data, while silver marked $18 for the 1st time in nearly 2 years. Spot gold was up 1% at $1,540.57 oz at 1:41p EDT (1741 GMT), US gold futures for December settled […]

President Trump Not Considering Tariffs on Japanese Autos Now

President Trump Not Considering Tariffs on Japanese Autos Now

President Trump said the United States would not imminently impose new tariffs on autos imported from Japan as the largest and 3rd-largest economies continue negotiations to firm up a preliminary trade agreement. At a press conference during a G-7 Summit in Biarritz, France, President Trump was asked if he was still considering the levies, which […]

Traveling Etiquette

Traveling Etiquette

When it comes to travel, your manners are the carry on that matters most. Travel broadens the mind, but there are often an unwritten rules governing behavior. From the expectations of other tourists to ingrained traditions and customs, and you do not want to offend. To avoid making a faux pas that ruins your trip, […]

President Trump Notes Positive Movement in China Trade Dispute, Market Responds

President Trump Notes Positive Movement in China Trade Dispute, Market Responds

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street began this week on higher note following President Trump’s trade comments Monday, President Trump scaled back a US-China trade dispute declared that the 2 sides will begin serious negotiations soon. President Trump said his trade negotiators had received 2 “very good calls” from China Sunday. “I think we’re […]

The Trump Moves are Working, the Charts Confirms It

The Trump Moves are  Working, the Charts Confirms It

Lots of investors have overlooked the story about the stock market and President Trump’s policy on the trade dispute with China dispute, some are calling it a war, I am calling Super Business Dealings Here we explore the issue with the help of this chart, you have to click for it as it is content […]

President Trump Open to Negotiate with Iran (G-7 Press Conference video)

President Trump Open to Negotiate with Iran (G-7 Press Conference video)

President Trump is open for diplomacy with Iran after French President Emmanuel Macron flew in Iran’s foreign minister to a G-7 Summit in an effort to reduce US-Iranian tensions. EU leaders want to ‘tamp down‘ down the confrontation between Iran and the United States since President Trump pulled Washington out of the multinational Y 2015 […]

President Trump Notes ‘Positive Step’ in China Trade Dispute

President Trump Notes ‘Positive Step’ in China Trade  Dispute

President Trump has scaled back a US-China trade dispute partly blamed for a global economic slowdown, declaring Monday that the 2 sides will begin serious negotiations soon. President Trump said his trade negotiators had received 2 “very good calls” from China Sunday. He said the Sunday evening conversations were a sign China is serious about […]

President Trump to Little League Champs: ‘See You at the White House!’

President Trump to Little League Champs: ‘See You at the White House!’

President Trump is applauding the Louisiana team that claimed its 1st Little League World Series title, tweeting: “Congratulations to Louisiana’s Champions. See you at the White House!” The team from suburban New Orleans beat Curacao 8-0 to win the title Sunday. The champions fought their way back through the losers’ bracket, winning six games in eight […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Recession Special Report Bank of America’s (NYSE:BAC) CEO has just 1 reason why he does not see a recession looming. Mr. Moynihan says the “US consumer continues to spend and that will keep the US economy in good shape.” “But what is going to make that happen is the underling […]

President Trump to Work with G-7 Allies to Build a Future of Opportunity and Promise for All Our Nations

President Trump to Work with G-7 Allies to Build a Future of Opportunity and Promise for All Our Nations

“Each of our nations is totally unique with our people and our own sovereign obligations. But we can coordinate together and achieve a common good.“– President Donald J. Trump His Mission Statement WORKING WITH G7 PARTNERS: President Donald J. Trump will meet with leaders of G7 nations to further our cooperation and relations with several […]

President Trump Regret’s Not Slapping Higher Tariffs on China

President Trump Regret’s Not Slapping Higher Tariffs on China

Sunday, when President Trump said he had 2nd thoughts about escalating the trade dispute with China, he meant that he wished he had raised tariffs on Beijing even higher, the White House said. President Trump, who announced higher tariffs on Chinese goods last week, raised eyebrows during a meeting with UK PM Boris Johnson at […]

Donald Trump has Reshaped The GOP, Democrats Fear His Reelection

Donald Trump has Reshaped The GOP, Democrats Fear His Reelection

The latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll shows most eligible voters expect President Trump to be reelected, and majority are ‘unhappy‘ about that. Registered voters predict Donald Trump’s reelection, but less than 33% would be happy about it, according to a national poll released Thursday. The latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll also reveals that […]

President Trump has Dramatic Tools To Curb US Companies Doing Business with China, Chief Among them is the 1917 TRADING WITH THE ENEMY ACT

President Trump has Dramatic Tools To Curb US Companies Doing Business with China, Chief Among them is the 1917 TRADING WITH THE ENEMY ACT

Friday, just hours after China announced retaliatory tariffs on US goods on President Trump ordered US companies to “start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA..” The stakes are high US companies invested a total of $256-B in China between Y’s 1990 and 2017, […]

President Trump Ups the Stakes in the China Trade Dispute

President Trump Ups the Stakes in the China Trade Dispute

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Just In: President Trump says $250-B of Chinese goods now under 25% tariff will be subject to 30% tariff starting on 1 October, expect more… “I will be responding to China’s Tariffs this afternoon. This is a GREAT opportunity for the United States,” President Trump Tweeted Friday Wall Street turned […]

Top Level Greenland Talks On Again

Top Level Greenland Talks On Again

We have just learned that Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has had a phone conversation with President Trump over a dispute about Greenland, her office said Friday. Earlier this week, President Trump scrapped a visit to Denmark by saying that Frederiksen was “nasty” when she rejected his idea of buying Greenland as an absurdity. Both […]

Added China Tariffs No Worry for Stock Market

Added China Tariffs No Worry for Stock Market

$SPY China’s announcement that it will impose new tariffs on $75-B worth of US goods is not something that should worry the stock market, but the announcement will boost support for President Trump, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Friday.  “I think the risk here for China when it does things like this is simply to […]

President Trump: “Fed Could Fuel ‘Record-Setting’ Economy With Rate Cuts”

President Trump: “Fed Could Fuel ‘Record-Setting’ Economy With Rate Cuts”

$USD Thursday, President Trump said U economic growth could be record-setting if the Fed would lower interest rates further, as econ reports Thursday painted a mixed picture of the nation’s economy. “The Economy is doing really well. The Federal Reserve can easily make it Record Setting,” President Trump said on Tweeted. The government Thursday said initial claims […]

Chairman Powell Challenged at Jackson Hole

Chairman Powell Challenged at Jackson Hole

Fed Chairman Powell comes to this year’s meeting of central bankers in Jackson Hole, WY, wedged between discord within the FOMC over appropriate monetary policy and mounting market pressure for more interest rate cuts. In navigating that gap, Chairman Powell is unlikely to use his Keynote speech Friday at the Kansas City Fed’s annual economic […]

A Divided FOMC Walking ‘The Trump Tightrope’

A Divided FOMC Walking ‘The Trump Tightrope’

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 increased 0.8% on Wednesday in a broad-based advance. Upbeat results and reassuring guidance from Target and Lowe’s reinforced the notion that the US consumer is in good shape, while investors parsed the FOMC mins from the July meeting.  The Dow Jones Industrial Average increased 0.9%, the Nasdaq Composite increased 0.9%, […]

The Pressure is on the Fed to Cut Rates

The Pressure is on the Fed to Cut Rates

Wednesday, President Trump continued his pressure the Fed and its Chairman to lower interest rates, saying its policies were hampering US growth and reducing the country’s ability to compete economically. “Doing great with China and other Trade Deals. The only problem we have is Jay Powell and the Fed. He’s like a golfer who can’t […]

The ‘Inverted Yield Curb’ Explained

The ‘Inverted Yield Curb’ Explained

Traders and investors have been asking what is the “inverted yield curve”, this unusual bond market phenom came on briefly last week for the 1st time in over 12 years and shook Wall Street with talk that an economic downturn was imminent. Following a tweet from President Trump referencing the “CRAZY INVERTED YIELD CURVE!”, the […]

Jackson Hole is the Perfect Place for Chairman Powell to Declare a Fed Rate Cut

Jackson Hole is the Perfect Place for Chairman Powell to Declare a Fed Rate Cut

Fed Chairman Powell opens the central bank’s annual Jackson Hole symposium Friday with a speech on the challenges for monetary policy. A deglobalization shock ignited by President Trump’s trade policy; super low interest rates, including $16.7-N in negative-yielding bonds; a never-ending presidential assault on the Fed; and a rising risk of a US and worldwide […]

President Trump Urges Fed Rate Cut of 100 Bpts, the Market is Giving Chairman Powell Little Choice

President Trump Urges Fed Rate Cut of 100 Bpts, the Market is Giving Chairman Powell Little Choice

Monday, President Trump stepped up his assault on the Fed, urging it to cut interest rates by a full percentage point to aid global growth while complaining the “dollar is so strong that it is sadly hurting other parts of the world.” “The Fed Rate, over a fairly short period of time, should be reduced […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH and Saying it Again: Stocks overreacted to the FOMC’s rate decision in the minds of investors, WH advisor calling for an emergency meeting of the committee to cut rates further. President Trump plays the tariff card to pressure Fed Chairman Powell, The market has become susceptible to every China headline, nothing new. […]

President Trump, “US economy is doing very well, no recession in sight”

President Trump, “US economy is doing very well, no recession in sight”

Sunday, President Trump said the economy is “doing very well” and dismissed concerns of recession, offering an optimistic outlook after last week’s dip in the financial markets. “I don’t think we’re having a recession,” President Trump told reporters as he returned to Washington from his New Jersey golf club. “We’re doing tremendously well. Our consumers […]

President Trump Knows How to Deal, We Will Get China Trade Deal His Way

President Trump Knows How to Deal, We Will Get China Trade Deal His Way

Sunday on TV, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said he is optimistic about a trade deal with China because doing business deals is President Donald Trump’s strong suit. In a network TV interview, Mr. Navarro said he is optimistic that the President will “do the right thing for America“in negotiating with China. “One thing […]

President Trump Considering Buying Greenland for the USA

President Trump Considering Buying Greenland for the USA

President Trump is interested in buying the world’s biggest island for the United States, the ice-covered Danish territory of Greenland. According to the WS-J, the former real estate mogul has brought up the idea to advisers, with “varying degrees of seriousness,” at meetings, dinners, and in passing conversations, asking them if the US can acquire Greenland. […]

Progressive Muslim Dem Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar Barred from Israel

Progressive Muslim Dem Congresswomen Tlaib and Omar Barred from Israel

President Trump told ‘Bebe’ Israel should bar 2 Muslim Democratic US congresswomen from visiting the country, and he barred them. Israel’s PM and other Top officials were meeting to reevaluate the decision to allow Representatives Ilhan Omar (D-Minn) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to visit next week. Both women are outspoken critics of Israel’s treatment of […]

Tame Producer Inflation Supports Case for Another Fed Rate Cut in September

Tame Producer Inflation Supports Case for Another Fed Rate Cut in September

US producer prices increased moderately in July, lifted by a rebound in the cost of energy products, while underlying producer inflation retreated, which could allow the Fed to cut interest rates again next month. The benign inflation report from the Labor Department on Friday could boost expectations for a half-percentage-point cut at the Fed’s 17-18 Sept. policy […]

President Trump US “deeply concerned about Hong Kong…”

President Trump US “deeply concerned about Hong Kong…”

Late Wednesday, President Trump tied a US trade deal with China to humane resolution of the weeks of protests wracking Hong Kong, hours after the State Department said it was “deeply concerned” about reports of movement of Chinese paramilitary forces along the Hong Kong border. The State Department warned that continued erosion of the territory’s […]

President Trump, “Fed Behind Market Turmoil, Not Trade War”

President Trump, “Fed Behind Market Turmoil, Not Trade War”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wednesday, President Trump targeted Fed policy as the reason for this recent market turmoil. In raising interest rates 4X last year “the Federal Reserve acted far too quickly, and now is very, very late,” in reversing itself and cutting borrowing costs, President Trump tweeted. “Too bad, so much to gain on […]

Hong Kong Airport Reopens, China Tells US “Lay Off”

Hong Kong Airport Reopens, China Tells US “Lay Off”

Hong Kong’s airport resumed operations Wednesday, rescheduling hundreds of flights that had been disrupted over the past 2 days as protesters clashed with riot police in a deepening crisis in the Chinese-controlled city. And rumors of China’s troops assembling at the Mainland border. Police condemned violent acts by protesters overnight and said on Wednesday a […]

President Trump, “China is Moving Troops Toward Hong Kong”

President Trump, “China is Moving Troops Toward Hong Kong”

Tuesday, President Trump Tweeted that US intelligence believes that the Chinese government is moving troops to its border with Hong Kong. President Trump also Tweeted that “Everyone should be calm and safe!” Riot police clashed with pro-democracy protesters outside the Hong Kong Airport for the 2nd day running Tuesday though calm returned to the airport in […]

President Trump Drops Some Tariffs on Chinese Goods, Stocks Rally

President Trump Drops Some Tariffs on Chinese Goods, Stocks Rally

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US stocks rallied Tuesday after the White House announced that it will delay the 10% tariff rate for some items imported from China until 15 December. President Trump told reporters he wanted to delay the tariffs so consumers would not be hurt during the Christmas shopping season and said he […]

US Will Support a UK Choice for No-Deal BREXIT

US Will Support a UK Choice for No-Deal BREXIT

The United States will enthusiastically support a no-deal BREXIT if that is what the British government decides to do, President Trump’s NSA John Bolton said Monday during a visit to London aimed at reassuring Britain over UK-US ties. Mr. Bolton told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson that President Trump wants to see a successful British […]

US Economic Growth Short of President Trump’s Goals

US Economic Growth Short of President Trump’s Goals

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX President Trump blames the Fed for putting the US economy at risk while data shows an economy in “reasonably good” shape, as the Chairman of the central bank recently said. But,”reasonably good” is not what President Trump promised to deliver during his Y 2016 campaign, and at this point he […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Stocks overreacted to the FOMC’s rate decision in the minds of investors, WH advisor calling for an emergency meeting of the committee to cut rates further. President Trump plays the tariff card to pressure Fed Chairman Powell, . The market has become susceptible to every China headline, nothing new. […]

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