As Uncertainty Fades, Confidence Grows…Overcome Fear

As Uncertainty Fades, Confidence Grows…Overcome Fear

Uncertainty about the continuing spread of the C-19 coronavirus makes people fear for their lives and their livelihoods. Uncertainty about their livelihoods makes them cautious about spending. And under high uncertainty, business leaders find it impossible to make reliable plans for investment. This uncertainty is toxic for our economic recovery. The objective now must be […]

The C-19 Coronavirus Chaos and Gold

The C-19 Coronavirus Chaos and Gold

$XAU $GLD $VXX $USD The Big Q: How High is Too High for the precious Yellow metal? Q-1 of Y 2020 was positive for gold prices, as the chart below shows. The precious Yellow metal gained 6.2% from 31 December 2019 to 31 March 2020, moving from 1,515 to 1,609 oz. In April, gold rallied to 1,693, increasing […]

Savvy Investors Ignore ‘Once Upon a Time’ Warren Buffet and Buy Airlines

Savvy Investors Ignore ‘Once Upon a Time’ Warren Buffet and Buy Airlines

$DAL $UAL $AAL $LUV $JETS Savvy investors in ETFs are brushing off Berkshire’s Warren Buffett’s warnings on the airline industry. US Global Jets ETF, ticker JETS, has seen 44 days of inflows totaling $632-M so far. The cash streak extended even after Mr. Buffett said Berkshire Hathaway exited its positions in airlines, cautioning that the prospects […]

US Economy Seen Recovering in 2-H of this Year

US Economy Seen Recovering in 2-H of this Year

Wall Street rallies, investors focus on recovery and ignoring the bad news. The US economy could start to recover in 2-H of this year after what looks to be the worst recession in decades, growth may be slow and uneven, some Fed policymakers hinted Tuesday. Their soft assessments came as a majority of US states […]

“Shutdowns, Lockdowns Lasted ‘Way Too Long'”

“Shutdowns, Lockdowns Lasted ‘Way Too Long

FLASH: California, New York, New Jersey, and Illinois refuse to reopen, they are seeing their businesses really hurt, many destroyed. America’s C-19 coronavirus chaos shutdowns lasted “way too long” and business probably should have started a couple of wks ago, and as a result, “it is going to be a really hard Summer,” economist Steven […]

US Stock Market is saying, “America is a victim of malpractice by medical advisors”

US Stock Market is saying, “America is a victim of malpractice by medical advisors”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX President Trump will travel to Arizona next week, his 1st trip since 28 March as the coronavirus chaos ramped up in the United States. “I think I’m going to Arizona next week, and we look forward to that,” he told reporters Wednesday during a Q&A session with industry leaders on reopening the […]

The Future of the Global Economy after COVID19

The Future of the Global Economy after COVID19

What does a post-COVID-19 economy look like? Based on the response we have seen to the crisis so far, some things are already becoming clear. The number of new COVID-19 infections seems to have peaked globally. While testing is quite uneven, this does offer the prospect the apex of the crisis is passing. More attention must be given to the nature […]

Global Money Managers Sitting on Huge ‘Cash Piles’

Global Money Managers Sitting on Huge ‘Cash Piles’

$SPY $SPX $USD $BAC Stocks may be recovering from their March lows, but investor pessimism over the health crisis’ economic damage is at very high marks with cash positions the highest since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, according to a Bank of America Corp. survey. Fund managers have shunned risk, with equity allocations the lowest since […]

Investor Sentiment is Turning Positive

Investor Sentiment is Turning Positive

$SPY $SPX The markets move from speculators to investors. There is budding optimistic investor sentiment as numerous countries have taken steps to lessen lockdown restrictions and many of the most gravely impacted countries see the flattening of their infection curves and allow non-essential workers to go back to work Now, we are seeing more and […]

The Key to America’s Economic Recovery and Reform are Non-profits

The Key to America’s Economic Recovery and Reform are Non-profits

The nonprofit sector of the economy does not get much attention when it comes to economic strategy and development. There are a couple of hundred thousand nonprofit organizations in California and millions in the nation; they range from large hospitals, universities, and medical foundations to food pantries and storefront churches. Most nonprofits do not have […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Coronavirus Broke Globalism

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Coronavirus Broke Globalism

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Just In: Southeast Asian stock markets inched higher Monday, tracking global equities that gained due to a slowdown in coronavirus-related deaths and new infections Last Week’s US Stock Market View Technical Analysis: The action in the major US stock indexes over the past few sessions was almost identical as large-cap […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, World Vs Coronavirus

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, World Vs Coronavirus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $JPM Just in: JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) says the stock market rout has probably past its worst now. Again, there is something really different about the COVIS-19 coronavirus and the world’s reaction to it, the reaction is unprecedented, and scary. The past 4 wks have seen huge responses not only from central […]

Gold: Conditions Setting Up for the Price to 2X

Gold: Conditions Setting Up for the Price to 2X

$XAU $GLD $USD Volatile stock markets and the outbreak of the coronavirus helped drive holdings in gold-backed ETFs to record highs in Y 2020. The buying is a clear indication of the prominent role of gold ETFs in investors’ portfolios, especially during periods of uncertainty and panic. Gold-backed ETFs saw $4.9-B of inflows in February, […]

Massive Wartime Investment in Nation Approved in Senate, House to Follow

Massive Wartime Investment in Nation Approved in Senate, House to Follow

The Senate will vote on the $2-T package later Wednesday and the House of Representatives is expected to follow suit soon after. “This is a wartime level of investment into our nation,” Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a speech announcing the pact after days of negotiations between Republican and Democratic lawmakers, Treasury […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Financial World Vs the Coronavirus

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Financial World Vs the Coronavirus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX There is something very different about the coronavirus and the world’s reaction to it. That reaction is unprecedented, and unnerving. The past 4 wks have seen huge responses from central banks which were confident in the global economic outlook and in no hurry to move on rates. Since then we […]

If You are Expecting President Trump to ‘Blow up’ Politically, You Will Be Disappointed

If You are Expecting President Trump to ‘Blow up’ Politically, You Will Be Disappointed

It is not impossible to evaluate the political impact of the coronavirus on President Trump’s election campaign. We can see from the Chinese experience that the incidence and impact of the disease is abating, luckily for President Xi. The Trump Administration will not let China off the hook on its dishonesty and negligence in exporting […]

A Case for the Extension of This Bull Market

A Case for the Extension of This Bull Market

$SPY, $RUTX, $USD Last Christmas, the longest Bull market in our lifetime came within points of dying as the Fed raised interest rates. Some pundits say that every 3 years or so something pushes the Bull market to the brink of extinction, before a last-minute escape, that there is a record of support that underpins […]

‘Afrophobia’ Riots Upstage World Economic Forum in South Africa

‘Afrophobia’ Riots Upstage World Economic Forum in South Africa

South Africa promised Thursday to tackle the prejudice fuelling a wave of deadly riots and xenophobic attacks, as international anger over the violence overshadowed a pan-African economic conference in Cape Town. President Cyril Ramaphosa said at least 10 people had been killed during the past week,2 were foreigners. “Our country has been deeply traumatised …by […]

Analysts See Well Fargo (NYSE:WFC) as ‘Dead Money’

Analysts See Well Fargo (NYSE:WFC) as ‘Dead Money’

$WFC Wells Fargo & Co. (NYSE:WFC) shares are extending Friday’s declines in Monday pre-market trading, as analyst downgrades pile on after the bank lowered its net interest income forecast. Firms cutting their rating on Wells Fargo stock to neutral include Goldman, BofA and Buckingham. Shares of Wells Fargo fell about 1.6% Monday, after closing down […]

Bitcoin (BTC) Bounces Off of Lows

Bitcoin (BTC) Bounces Off of Lows

Bitcoin (BTC) Bounces Off of Lows $BTCUSD The bounce off of 1-week lows seen Tuesday may have helped bitcoin (BTC) avert a bigger sell-off. The leading cryptocurrency by market cap established a Bearish lower-high pattern at $4,400 last week and closed well below $4,000 Monday, confirming an end of the corrective bounce. As a result, BTC […]

President Trump: ‘We Will Be 100%’ With Hurricane Florence Victims

President Trump: ‘We Will Be 100%’ With Hurricane Florence Victims

President Trump: ‘We Will Be 100%’ With Hurricane Florence Victims Wednesday, President Donald Trump sought to offer comfort to families who suffered losses in Hurricane Florence, declaring “America grieves for you” as he arrived in North Carolina to survey damage left by the powerful storm. President Trump pledged to be with storm victims “100 percent” […]

Cryptocurrency Prices May Be Headed Higher

Cryptocurrency Prices May Be Headed Higher

Cryptocurrency Prices May Be Headed Higher $BTCUSD,$ETHUSD Cryptocurrencies seem to make recoveries when all hope lost, and Thursday’s price action of the world’s 2nd largest cryptocurrency, Ether (ETH) and many others is no exception. Several of the Top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization are reporting 24-hour gainers above 10%, including monero (XMR), litecoin (LTC), and […]

Face It People, The Trump Economic Boom Is Here

Face It People, The Trump Economic Boom Is Here

Face It People, The Trump Economic Boom Is Here $DIA (DJIA) Have you noticed, that through the mist of Russia, James Comey, Charlottesville and now 2 monster hurricanes, that the US economy is booming faster than it has since the late Clinton years, well have you? This is undeniable. In the last year of The […]

There is Little Fear in World Stock Markets Now

There is Little Fear in World Stock Markets Now

There is Little Fear in World Stock Markets Now $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The stock markets do not fear NKorea, and they do not fear the extreme left’s attack on US President Donald Trump Risk assets across the globe, despite high valuations, have recovered nicely from a sell-off triggered by concerns about a NKorean nuclear […]

UAE Energy Minister, “No talk about further OPEC supply cuts”

UAE Energy Minister, “No talk about further OPEC supply cuts”

UAE Energy Minister, “No talk about further OPEC supply cuts” $OIL OPEC and allied non-OPEC producers agreed on 25 May to extend an existing supply curb into Y 2018 There is no talk of further Crude Oil output cuts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies despite only a slow […]

The Great Recession Is Over, and America is Running on Empty

The Great Recession Is Over, and America is Running on Empty

The Great Recession Is Over, and America is Running on Empty A Gallup study of US growth and productivity finds there has been NO economic recovery. “The Great Recession may be over, but America is running on empty,” writes Jim Clifton, Chairman/CEO at Gallup. The US Council on Competitiveness asked Gallup to conduct, pro bono, […]

Gawk Announces Disaster Recovery As Major Update To Cloud Communications Platform

Gawk Announces Disaster Recovery As Major Update To Cloud Communications Platform

Gawk Announces Disaster Recovery As Major Update To Cloud Communications Platform  $GAWK Los Angeles, October 25, 2016 — GAWK Inc. (OTC PINK: GAWK) CEO Scott Kettle announces a major update to its Cloud Communication Platform, including DRaaS – Disaster Recovery as a Service, Application Database Management, High Availability, and 2-Factor Authentication. Kettle said, “We promptly […]

“Do Not Be Fooled, There is No Economic Recovery”

“Do Not Be Fooled, There is No Economic Recovery”

“Do Not Be Fooled, There is No Economic Recovery” $GLD Peter Schiff, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital, advises that savvy investors should not be fooled by reports of any economic recovery. And the same investors should continue to buy Gold despite the pullback. “I’m certain that all this talk about a recovery is wrong,” Mr. […]

Greek PM, “Economy recovering” Calling Investors to Seize Opportunities

Greek PM, “Economy recovering” Calling Investors to Seize Opportunities

Greek PM, “Economy recovering” Calling Investors to Seize Opportunities Saturday, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras urged investors to invest in his country which is recovering and moving to the period of growth. He made the remarks when presenting his government’s roadmap to the post-crisis future during a keynote speech at the opening of the 81st […]

Fed ‘Beige-Book, “US Economy Has Slowed”

Fed ‘Beige-Book, “US Economy Has Slowed”

Fed’s ‘Beige-Book, “US Economy Has Slowed” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The economy grew at a slowed pace this past Summer in 8 of the Federal Reserve’s 12 US  districts, a slowdown from prior reports that will make US Fed policymakers cautious about an interest rate hike anytime soon. The Fed’s ‘Beige Book’ survey of business […]

Obama’s Claims that US Economy is ‘Good’ is Debunked

Obama’s Claims that US Economy is ‘Good’ is Debunked

Obama’s Claims that US Economy is ‘Good’ is Debunked US President Barack Hussein Obama claimed recently, “The economy, by every metric, is better than when I came into office.” Mr. Obama has been making some variation of this “the economy got better under my watch” claim since the Y 2012 presidential campaign. The Big Q: […]

Top Locations for Renting, Buying Property in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Top Locations for Renting, Buying Property in Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Top Locations for Renting, Buying Property in Dubai & Abu Dhabi Despite price declines, yields remained high in both Emirates UAE real estate markets were stable in Q-1 of Y 2016 as major developers continued to launch mega projects, according to property site www.Bayut.com  The company said there were welcome signs of recovery in the […]