Stock Market’s ‘Virus War’ Rout is Probably Past Its Worst

Stock Market’s ‘Virus War’ Rout is Probably Past Its Worst

$JPM $SPY Over the weekend, strategists at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) concluded that most risk assets including stocks and credit have marked their low points in this Virus War frame that has gripped economies around the world. Conditions that JPMorgan had set for market stabilization and revival have largely been met, with recession-like pricing, […]

Sentiment is a Volatile Motivator

Sentiment is a Volatile Motivator

$VXX $USD $GBP $EUR $XAU $GLD Keeping tabs on the overall market correlation across assets on the risk or safe haven side was my focus at the weekend. Even though things eased last week with over $5-T in sidelined cash coming back in just 4 days, circumstances might see it snap back into the Bear’s […]

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 […]

The Plan to Vaccinate All Americans

The Plan to Vaccinate All  Americans

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are working with a biotech company to quickly start clinical trials of an experimental messenger RNA vaccine and fast track it to licensure. The FDA has not yet licensed messenger RNA vaccines that use part of the RNA of a virus to manipulate the body’s immune system […]

Democrats Pelosi and Schumer Willing to Risk American Lives Over Partisan Politics

Democrats Pelosi and Schumer Willing to Risk American Lives Over Partisan Politics

Republicans are accusing Democrats of using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to push unrelated political issues, aka tack on pork, with to the American Aid legislation, as the 2 sides failed to reach an agreement Sunday night to advance the bill that will provide relief to American businesses and families struggling as a result of the virus outbreak. […]

If You Can Manage the Risk, the Coronavirus Has Presented Opportunity in this Market

If You Can Manage the Risk, the Coronavirus Has Presented Opportunity in this Market

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Economist Mohamed El-Erian sees opportunities for investors who can manage risk during this coronavirus induced stock market dive. “Those people who entered this defensively and have a massive appetite for volatility, there is starting to be real pockets of value,” Mr. El-Erian told reporters.   “For most investors, I think you […]

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 […]

America’s 550,000+ Homeless and the Virus

America’s 550,000+ Homeless and the Virus

The Big Q: Why is no 1 addressing the explosive “virus spreading” potential simmering in the homeless, drug addicted encampments choking every Democrat-controlled city in America? Notably, the California Department of Public Health says that it does not see the homeless population as particular point of concern as of now. “Persons experiencing homelessness are not […]

The Message from Goldman Sacks on the Impact of this Election Year Virus

The Message from Goldman Sacks on the Impact of this Election Year Virus

$GS $SPY $OIL $USO The Goldman Sachs investor call Sunday. The Key economic take aways are: 50% of Americans will contract the virus (150-M people) as it is very communicable.  This is on a par with Rhinovirus aka the common cold, of which there are about 200 strains and which the majority of Americans will […]

CDC Recommends to Avoid All Not Essential Travel to These EU Countries

CDC Recommends to Avoid All Not Essential Travel to These EU Countries

Warning – Level 3 Alert! CDC recommends that travelers avoid all not essential travel to the specified countries listed below, as there may be limited access to adequate medical care in the regions. The countries included in the CDC notice Austria Belgium Czech Republic Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Italy Latvia Liechtenstein […]

Conveselent Care Centers and Nursing Homes Across America are on ‘Virus Alert’

Conveselent Care Centers and Nursing Homes Across America are on ‘Virus Alert’

Nursing homes and other care facilities for the elderly are stockpiling masks and thermometers, preparing for staff shortages and screening visitors to protect their particularly vulnerable population from the coronavirus. In China, where the outbreak began, the disease has been deadlier for the elderly. In Italy, the center of the virus outbreak in the EU, […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $GLD $XAU $USO $VXX Wow, what a week it was, it really was! Technical Analysis: The move Thursday was not encouraging for a continued relief move, much less anything else. The Big Qs: Was it the end of the relief move? Would the jobs report help spring the move higher, given that […]

Junk Food Addiction is Real

Junk Food Addiction is Real

Processed junk food destroys people’s metabolism and promotes obesity through a variety of mechanisms. Among them is the way these kinds of foods affect their appetite control. Several studies have also demonstrated that processed foods are addictive. The human body is designed to naturally regulate how much we eat and the energy we burn. Food […]

Gold and Silver Futures Up Almost 2% Monday

Gold and Silver Futures Up Almost 2% Monday

$XAU $XAG $GLV $SLV $USD Gold futures rebounded Monday, tacking on nearly 2% after suffering the sharpest drop since Y 2013 in the previous session, finding support as central banks promise to act appropriately to mitigate the effect of a viral outbreak that is expected to hurt global economies and supply chains. Bank of Japan […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last week Late Friday, the stock market put up a fight, on the close it was the worst week for equities since late Y 2008, as the S&P 500 (-0.8%) gave back 11.5% since the prior Friday, recording its 7th day running of losses, falling to its lowest level since […]

Heart Attack Vs Panic Attack

Heart Attack Vs Panic Attack

What may look and feel like a heart attack may actually be a panic attack, and according to researchers, the cost of misdiagnosing non-cardiac chest pain is high. An investigation published in Y 1996 found that 25% of ER (emergency room) patients presenting with chest pain met the DSM-III-R criteria for panic disorder, yet attending emergency […]

Gold Price +2% Set to Test $1,700 oz

Gold Price +2% Set to Test $1,700 oz

$GLD $XAU $USD Gold futures spiked Monday to their highest finish since February 2013, as the spread of COVID-19 to Italy and other parts of the world brought about more nervousness into the markets, lifting demand for safe-havens assets including gold. The precious Yellow metal has become a more widely desired currency again, it is […]

DJIA Dove 1,000 Pts as Investors Sought Safe-havens in Light of Rise in Virus Cases

DJIA Dove 1,000 Pts as Investors Sought Safe-havens in Light of Rise in Virus Cases

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $MCSI $XAU $VXX Monday, Wall Street’s 3 major stock market indexes fell as investors moved to safe-havens after a rise in coronavirus cases outside China caused worries about the global economic impact of a potential pandemic. Note: WHO removed pandemic from the virus’ and downgraded to emergency Sunday. Wall Street’s 3 […]

Gold is in the Midst of a Perfect Storm

Gold is in the Midst of a Perfect Storm

$GLD $XAU $SLV $XAG $USD $EUR Concerns about the human and economic cost of the coronavirus continues to drive the need for strategic diversification and safe haven demand. Pro-cyclical commodities such as crude oil and copper meanwhile saw their recent recovery falter in face of renewed concern over the virus spreading outside of China. Commodity […]

Huge Cash Pile on Sidelines Set to Buy US Treasuries on Any Price Dip

Huge Cash Pile on Sidelines Set to Buy US Treasuries on Any Price Dip

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Money managers overseeing trillions of dollars are putting money into US government debt like never before, in a wave that is gaining strength as the spreading coronavirus casts doubt on the global growth outlook. Evidence of the demand can be found across the fixed-income universe. Pensions, which have been ramping […]

Wall Street Bulls ‘Paused to Refresh’

Wall Street Bulls ‘Paused to Refresh’

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX DJIA -128.11 at 29423.22, NAS Comp -13.99 at 9711.99, S&P 500 -5.51 at 3373.94 The stock market paused Thursday following a strong 8 day run, closing off session lows. The S&P 500 lost 0.2%, the DJIA lost 0.4%, and the NAS Comp lost 0.1%. The Russell 2000 lead at + 0.3%.  The S&P 500 + 4.8% in February, […]

Gold Marks 2-wk Highs on Move to Safe-Havens

Gold Marks 2-wk Highs on  Move to Safe-Havens

$XAU, $GLD Gold rose to a more than 2-week high Friday as the latest updates on the coronavirus dented risk sentiment, and prompted a flight into safe-haven assets. Spot gold was up 0.7% at 1,573.53 oz by 1:41p EST (1841 GMT), having hit a peak since 8 January at 1,575.03 earlier in the session. The […]

Goldie Says Stocks Can Go Higher

Goldie Says Stocks Can Go Higher

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Some on Wall Street see a sharp reversal hitting this year’s stock market rally now that fast-money quants have ramped up their speculative bets. But the real money has the potential to come in and lead even if these systematic players slow down. Tepid inflows into mutual funds and exchange-traded […]

Smoking Marijuana Can Be Hard on One’s Heart

Smoking Marijuana Can Be Hard on One’s Heart

Cardiologists should warn patients about the potential risks of marijuana, including its effects when paired with commonly prescribed cardiovascular medications, according to a report published Monday.  “Our review suggests that smoking marijuana carries many of the same cardiovascular health hazards as smoking tobacco,” said Dr. Muthiah Vaduganathan of Brigham and Women’s Hospital’s Heart and Vascular […]

Most Seniors are Taking Too Many Rx Medicines

Most Seniors are Taking Too Many Rx Medicines

The NY-T’s reports that the average person in their mid to late 60’s today is taking 15 Rx drugs a year, and that does not count the number of over-the-counter products they may be taking. That is a lot of medications, especially when you consider that a survey released by the American Association of Retired Persons […]

DJIA 40,000 Just a Few Years Away

DJIA 40,000 Just a Few Years Away

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX S&P 500 and NAS Comp closed at record highs ahead of earnings season Monday’s advance is attributed to these factors: The positive price action buoying sentiment Expectations that the upcoming earnings season will include reassuring guidance News the Us will remove China from its currency manipulator list, thereby improving trade […]

2020: The Fed and Q-4’s Initiation

2020: The Fed and Q-4’s Initiation

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last September something happened in the “repo” short-term financing market. Liquidity dried up, interest rates spiked, and the Fed stepped in to save the day. On 12 December a New York Fed statement said its trading desk would increase its repo operations around year end “to ensure that the supply of reserves remains […]

2020: Fed Last Month Saw a Declining Risk of Recession

2020: Fed Last Month Saw a Declining Risk of Recession

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The Trump policies are working to Make and Keep America Great! The Fed’s FOMC policy making committee saw much less risk of recession at its most recent meeting last month, when it kept interest rates steady after 3 straight cuts and signaled that it expected to keep low rates unchanged […]

2020: What You Need to Know About the Ketogenic Diet

2020: What You Need to Know About the Ketogenic Diet

1. Overview The ketogenic or “keto” diet is a low-carb, high-fat diet designed to promote the body’s metabolism running on fats and ketones rather than carbohydrates and sugars. The ketogenic diet is designed to promote ketosis, the fat metabolism often associated with fasting 2. Some History In Y 1921 endocrinologist Rollin Woodyatt discovered ketone bodies […]

S&P 500 Marks Another Record High as Santa Claus Continues the Rally

S&P 500 Marks Another Record High as Santa Claus Continues the Rally

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 finished little changed Friday and the NAS Comp ended an 11-day streak of gainers after some late-session weakness, the DJIA another record as investors play the Santa Claus rally. The DJIA rose 23.53 points, or 0.08%, to 28,644.92, the S&P 500 gained 0.07 points, or 0.00%, to […]

NSW Declares Emergency as Wildfires Approach Sydney

NSW Declares Emergency as Wildfires Approach Sydney

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, declared its 2nd emergency in as many months Thursday as extreme heat and strong winds stoked more than 100 bushfires, including three major blazes at Sydney’s front door. The state of emergency declaration gave firefighters broad powers to control government resources, force evacuations, close roads and shut down […]

Gold Prices on Pace to Mark Biggest Annual Gainer in 9 Yrs

Gold Prices on Pace to Mark Biggest Annual Gainer in 9 Yrs

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $XAG, $USD Gold prices look to end the year more than 15% higher, on track to post their biggest annual gainer in 9 years. “Gold has seen considerable safe haven buying from investors concerned over low and negative yields in the bond market and fearing a possible downturn in equities,” said the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Am seeing earnings revival boosting stock rally in Y 2020 But 1st, this is what happened last week: The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has held steady and is not going to raise rates in Y 2020. Chairman Powell is also open to bond purchases. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) […]

Our Brains and Bodies Benefit from Playing

Our Brains and Bodies Benefit from Playing

Play Makes You Smarter, Kinder and Braver, and is important for the generation of well-being. The replacement of physical play with technological gadgetry has many experts worried, as research shows playing makes people smarter, braver and kinder. Dr. Stuart Brown, founder of the National Institute for Play, a nonprofit corporation is “committed to bringing the […]

Heavy Marijuana Use is Risky

Heavy Marijuana Use is Risky

Heavy marijuana users are nearly 2X more likely to have a heart attack after common types of surgeries as those who do not use the drug, a new study shows. “While cannabis is often purported as being safe or benign, we don’t fully understand the health implications of this drug, particularly in heavy users,” said […]

Gold’s Great Year Points to Another

Gold’s Great Year Points to Another

$XAU $GLD $USD $GS Gold’s impressive advance in Y 2019 may be set to move into the New Year. As 2020 looms, BlackRock Inc., the world’s largest money manager, remains constructive on bullion as a hedge, while Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and UBS Group AG see prices climbing to 1,600 oz, a mark last seen […]

Goldie Makes Case for Diversifying into Gold

Goldie Makes Case for Diversifying into Gold

$XAU $GLD $GS Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (NYSE:GS) said investors should diversify their long-term bond holdings with gold, citing “fear-driven demand” for the precious Yellow metal. “Gold cannot fully replace government bonds in a portfolio, but the case to reallocate a portion of normal bond exposure to gold is as strong as ever,” Goldman analysts […]

California Faces Stressful Path Out of Wildfire and Power Crisis

California Faces Stressful Path Out of Wildfire and Power Crisis

$PCG The utility that serves more than 5-M electrical customers in 1 of the world’s most technologically advanced areas is faced again and again with a no-Win decision: risk starting catastrophic deadly wildfires, or turn off the lights bring misery to millions of paying customers. Pacific Gas & Electric (NYSE:PCG) is in bankruptcy, facing $30-B […]

Frequent Marijuana Smokers 2X Odds for a Stroke

Frequent Marijuana Smokers 2X Odds for a Stroke

Smoking marijuana does not do one’s heart or your brain any favors, 2 new studies shows. Frequent marijuana smokers are more than 2X as likely to suffer a stroke compared with those who do not partake, the 1st study found. They are also more likely to be hospitalized for a dangerously erratic heart rhythm, according […]

A Key to the Door of Good Health: Regular Exercise

A Key to the Door of Good Health: Regular Exercise

No matter what our age, our body benefits from regular exercise. It is one of the Keys to unlock the doors to good health. Experts say that a regular exercise program helps us looking and feeling younger and stay independent longer. It also lowers the risk of various health issues from cardiovascular disease and diabetes […]

Ways to Lower Your Resting Heart Rate

Ways to Lower Your Resting Heart Rate

Your resting heart rate is one factor used to identify potential health conditions and gauge the health of your heart; by maintaining your resting rate from 60 beats per minute you lower your risk of cardiovascular disease and improve your overall health The Big Q: What does your resting heart rate say about your level […]

Some Perspective on “The Trump Lynching”

Some Perspective on “The Trump Lynching”

Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley Tuesday defended President Trump’s use of the word “lynching” in a Tweet to describe the impeachment inquiry Vs him that when he talks about how the media and Democrats have been treating him since the day he announced his candidacy. “The day he was elected, before being sworn into office they were already […]

Grape Seed Extract Can Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Grape Seed Extract Can Lower Risk of Heart Disease

One of the Key factors of the French paradox is that along with their high fat, buttery croissants and rich sauces, the typical diet includes wine. And red wine is loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants that may be the reason the French have 50% the incidence of heart disease than Americans. Cheryl Myers, RN explains that […]

Insomnia is Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Insomnia is Linked to Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Mechanisms by which insomnia or poor sleep affects the heart health include hypothalamic-pituitary axis dysregulation, increased sympathetic nervous system activity, abnormal modulation of the autonomic nervous system, increased atherogenesis and increased systemic inflammation Sleep deprivation has the same effect on your immune system as physical stress or illness, which may help explain why lack of sleep […]

Trade Key Global Growth Risk, Recession Unlikely

Trade Key Global Growth Risk, Recession Unlikely

Incoming ECB President Christine Lagarde said the global economy is likely to dodge an outright contraction, though the trade tensions remain the Key threat to the growth outlook. “It is not in the baseline to have a recession,” Ms. Lagarde said in a TV interview Tuesday. “That said, it’s mediocre growth, it’s at risk because of essentially […]

Special Report: The Future of Asia (Parts 2/3)

Special Report: The Future of Asia (Parts 2/3)

Asia is diverse and complementary, and Asia-for-Asia industrial supply-chain networks are emerging. Asia is a highly diverse region, there is no single Asia but many. We identified 4 distinct groups of economies based on scale, economic development, interactions with one another, and connectedness to the world. Each of these “4 Asia’s” has characteristics that complement […]

Did You Know, You Can Drink Too Much Water…

Did You Know, You Can Drink Too Much Water…

We all know some things are really bad for our health. Smoking, binge drinking, and processed foods are all unhealthy, but hang on it does not stop there. Drinking too much water, wearing cheap sunglasses, and taking the window seat on a plane are just some of the other surprising things that can cause damage […]

US Vs Diabetes

US Vs Diabetes

US adults with diabetes are no more likely to meet disease control targets than they were in Y 2005, a new study finds. Typically, diabetes treatment focuses on controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as no smoking. For the study, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers analyzed data on diabetes care in the […]

Sitting is Worse for Us Than We Think

Sitting is Worse for Us Than We Think

You know how achy you can feel getting up from your office chair after a couple of hours. But the impact of long sedentary hours goes far beyond a cranky back. Various studies have linked sitting to a host of chronic conditions, including blood clots, depression, and diabetes.  A 2018 study from the American Cancer Society found that prolonged […]

The ‘Gold Bug’ ETFs Brought the Best August Returns

The ‘Gold Bug’ ETFs Brought the Best August Returns

$RING, $GDX, $GLD, $SLV Investing in gold and silver miners paid off this month for investors in equity ETF (exchange-traded funds). BlackRock Inc.’s iShares MSCI Global Gold Miners ETF, known as RING returned almost 14% in August, more than any other unleveraged stock fund in the US. Close behind, with gains approaching 13%, are 2 […]

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 […]

So You Want to Be a Successful Stock Trader, Well This is What it Takes

So You Want to Be a Successful Stock Trader, Well This is What it Takes

For those of you serious about trading for a living, the following is a list of characteristics found in every highly successful trader. Realize that 1% of the people who play this game take 99% of the profits. That means 99% of people who call themselves “traders” are giving over all their money to the […]

Optimistic People Live Longer and Sleep Better

Optimistic People Live Longer and Sleep Better

Optimism is associated with greater physical and mental health, and a Key reason why may be linked to its role in promoting better sleep. In a study of 3,548 people, those who were the most optimistic enjoyed higher quality sleep, hinting at the importance of a positive outlook in getting a good night’s rest. While […]

Protect Your Heart and Your Brain

Protect Your Heart and Your Brain

“It’s never too late to improve your brain health,” says Lainey Younkin, MS, RD, LDN, registered dietitian and founder of Lainey Younkin Nutrition. These tips may help improve your physical health, your brain health, and your cognitive abilities, they are as follows. Aim for 150 mins or more of aerobic exercise each week. If you have […]

Gold Marks 6-Year Highs on Renewed Safe-haven Demand

Gold Marks 6-Year Highs on Renewed Safe-haven Demand

$XAU $GLD $USD Friday, gold marked fresh 6-year high after the US-China dispute intensified and Fed Chairman Powell said the US economy faces “significant risks” from slowing global growth. Gold climbed after China announced it will impose additional tariffs in retaliation for President Trump’s latest planned tariffs. President Trump then said he would respond to […]

Angela Merkel Extremely Quiet on the Highly Charged Iran Nuclear Issues

Angela Merkel Extremely Quiet on the Highly Charged Iran Nuclear Issues

When the US government formally asked NATO partner Germany to join in freedom-of-navigation patrols in the Strait of Hormuz, where Iranian gunboats have seized other nations’ ships, detonated mines, and flouted international law, it did so with an inducement. Tamara Sternberg-Greller, the spokesman for the US embassy in Berlin, remarked: “Members of the German government […]

Growth in Gold Discoveries Driven by Older Mining Deposits

Growth in Gold Discoveries Driven by Older Mining Deposits

$GLD, $XAU, $GOLD A major annual analysis of major gold discoveries yielded 278 deposits containing 2.16-B oz of gold discovered over the Y’s 1990-2018 frame, an increase from the 1.94-B oz in 263 deposits in the Y 2018 analysis. The discovery list increased by 15 deposits and 215.1-M oz of gold is heartening, by far […]

Gold is ‘The Defense’ Vs Falling USD and Recession

Gold is ‘The Defense’ Vs Falling USD and Recession

$GLD, $GDX, $XAU, $USD FLASH: Gold is in Vogue while this new fresh wave of monetary easing blows a bubble in risk assets, aka “always take what the market gives” Note: On 26 July, the European Central Bank (ECB) made an announcement that could have an impact of future gold prices. According to Reuters, European […]

Premium Beans are in Demand to Make Fine Coffee

Premium Beans are in Demand to Make Fine Coffee

FLASH: Today premium beans are renowned for their notes of brown sugar, chocolate, blackberries and other fine tastes At a time when gourmet coffees are thriving among consumers with increasingly refined tastes, a crisis is growing for the producers. Competition has gotten fierce, and prices so low, that coffee farming has become untenable for many […]

President Trump on Crypto’s and Big Tech

President Trump on Crypto’s and Big Tech

$BTC, $BTCUSD, $FB, $GOOGL, $TWTR President Trump has criticized Bitcoin, Facebook’s proposed Libra digital coin and other cryptocurrencies and demanded that companies seek a banking charter and make themselves subject to US and global regulations if they wanted to “become a bank.” “I am not a fan of Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies, which are not […]

Tips for Stress Free Travel

Tips for Stress Free Travel

Travel should be the best thing to help people deal with the stress of everyday lives. But there are times when travel can be the cause of stress. However, with careful planning, travel does not have to be stressful. Here are some good tips to make you travel less stressful, as follows: Set a Realistic […]

Marijuana the New ‘Pain Killer’

Marijuana the New ‘Pain Killer’

Now, in places where it is legal, people are often turning to Marijuana to relieve pain and insomnia, a new study finds. For many, Marijuana is replacing over-the-counter painkillers, prescription opioids, and sleep aids. “These are not the only reasons people are using marijuana, but it is 1 of the drivers for use,” said study […]

Investing in Gold, We Like Miners and Royalty Streamers

Investing in Gold, We Like Miners and Royalty Streamers

$XAU, $XAG, $GLD, $SLV, $GOLD, $MTAFF For millennia man has looked at gold as a store is value. And now when the economy is questionable and when the stock market is volatile, many investors turn to gold as a safe-haven and portfolio insurance. So, if gold is on your mind now, check your goals and long-term […]

As Gold Tops $1,400 oz…

As Gold Tops $1,400 oz…

$XAU, $GLD, $USD FLASH: There has been a dramatic change in the sentiment of Gold Bugs Bold prices have risen this month, passing $1,400 oz for the 1st time since Y 2013. There have been good reasons to be Bullish the precious Yellow metal. Everything from Dovish central banks, technical indicators, negative-yielding bonds are all working […]

Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) Among “The Most Attractive Consumer Stocks”

Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) Among “The Most Attractive Consumer Stocks”

$PM We have told our managed money clients that a recent dip in Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) stock is a Golden buying opportunity. Shares of Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) have rebounded after a difficult year in US 2018. “Part of that is the result of the Food and Drug Administration’s approval of Philip Morris’s application to sell […]

“Risk Assets Have Room to Run”

“Risk Assets Have Room to Run”

$SPY, $BLK In a report, the majority of BlackRock Inc.’s (NYSE:BLK) Top decision-makers had a simple conclusion after gathering in London last week: A supportive backdrop for risk assets probably has “room to run” for at least 12 more months. Senior leadership at the world’s largest asset manager cited easy monetary policies and few signs […]

Market Extends Rally Off of Its Best Week in 2019

Market Extends Rally Off of Its Best Week in 2019

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, Investors heavily exposed to US stocks just had their best week YTD. But the rebound has raised several questions related to market behavior, policy and economics. How they are answered will prove consequential not only for market prospects but for the global economy. And, notwithstanding the lack of decisive answers at this stage, […]

How Many Cups of Coffee are Too Many ?

How Many Cups of Coffee are Too Many ?

From Cappuccinos to Cold Brew, coffee is a morning must for many Americans. The Big Qs Is it healthy and how much is too much? The Big A: A University of South Australia study suggests a couple of cups to start your day probably will not hurt and may even be good for you. But […]

No Country is Safe from Trump’s Tariffs

No Country is Safe from Trump’s Tariffs

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $GOLD, $NEM, $VXX FLASH: Gold is finally seeing some bullish momentum as trade ructions escalate, fueling the biggest rally among the top miners in seven months. President Trump’s plan to impose a 5% tariff on all Mexican goods over illegal immigration rattled financial markets, boosting the haven appeal of the precious […]

Sing., Malaysia, Vietnam Added to US Money Watch-list

Sing., Malaysia, Vietnam Added to US Money Watch-list

The US Treasury has just added Sing., Malaysia and Vietnam to a watch-list for currency (money) manipulation, putting their Fx (foreign-exchange) policies under scrutiny. Sing. (Singapore) made the list because of its large current account surplus and net foreign currency purchases of at least $17-B in Y 2018, equivalent to 4.6% of GDP, according to […]

Severe Weather to Threates 18 US States with Storms, Tornadoes

Severe Weather to Threates 18 US States with Storms, Tornadoes

FLASH: AccuWeather estimates that about 44_ people live in the risk zone for severe thunderstorms Sunday and into the week. An active Pacific Ocean storm train will set the severe weather outbreak into motion. At the same time, warmth and moisture are forecast to build over the Plains and Mississippi Valley. A strong jet stream will stir the pot […]

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