Americans Like Stocks, Indifferent to Volatility

Americans Like Stocks, Indifferent to Volatility

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Successful investing is about managing risk, as it cannot be avoided. Americans are optimistic about the long-term health of the US stock market, despite being pessimistic about how investments will hold up short term, a Wells Fargo/Gallup survey said. Most people are eager to invest, especially to build their retirement […]

Gold Bugs Should Prepare for ‘All Evils’

Gold Bugs Should Prepare for ‘All Evils’

$XAU $GLD $USD The Latin phrase Premeditatio Malorum tells us to prepare for all evils, and that means to prepare investment portfolios for all risks. It may take more time than most expect for the world economy to recover from the psychological and financial impacts of The China Virus chaos. But what that chaos proved was that […]

Inflation is Coming, Be Ready…Our Inflation Indicator is Flashing Red

Inflation is Coming, Be Ready…Our Inflation Indicator is Flashing Red

$XAU $XAG $GLD $SLV $USD Gold, forests, property stocks, inflation-linked bonds, these are just some of the assets investors are betting lots money into on the view that the recent explosion of government spending and Fed stimulus may rouse inflation from its 10 yrs+ sleep. If inflation really is “the dog that didn’t bark”, failing […]

US in V-shaped Economic Recovery, Financial Markets Ignore Social Issues

US in V-shaped Economic Recovery, Financial Markets Ignore Social Issues

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX “The financial market is a reflection of the world it operates in, the essential meaning of the wisdom of money in action, expressed through buying and selling companies’ shares, it is always right.” Economist John Maynard Keynes likened the stock market to a beauty contest in which competitors try to pick […]

What the Fed Said in ‘Five Easy Pieces’

What the Fed Said in ‘Five Easy Pieces’

Last Wednesday Fed Chairman Powell spoke showing he has the power to move markets when it comes to monetary policy and how to help deal with the current C-19 coronavirus chaos’s instant recession. The FOMC was not expected make any change regarding Zero interest rates and nothing really new on the Fed’s ongoing asset purchases […]

High Dividend Stocks are a Theme for the Foreseeable Future for Some Investors, + a Few Buy Rated Laggards

High Dividend Stocks are a Theme for the Foreseeable Future for Some Investors, + a Few Buy Rated Laggards

$LVS, $HAS $BBY Resilient dividend-paying companies, as some investors work to find safe sources of income during this ultra-low interest frame. Dividend stocks are the theme now as high yield stocks have outperformed during both rising and falling US bond yields, irrespective of market direction and across economic cycles. We believe that the safest bets for dividends […]

Psychologically the Fear of Missing Out is Driving the US Stock Market

Psychologically the Fear of Missing Out is Driving the US Stock Market

$SPY $SPX Last Thursday, Wall Street professionals showed retail investors who bet that stocks would continue their uninterrupted drive North, that they are incharge. Yes, there are lots of investors who missed out on Wall Street’s recovery since the 23 March lows and may take advantage of the midweek selloff to enter. That suggest some […]

Looking for this Rally to Continue Into the Fall

Looking for this Rally to Continue Into the Fall

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX No matter what you here, this market is not overvalued and barring any unexpected bad non-economic news, will continue to head due North. The current P/E ratio for the S&P 500 is 22ish. That is in line with the 12-month forward P/E ratio based on analysts’ expected EPS. The 25-yr MA is 25 […]

Goodbye to High-yield Savings Accounts

Goodbye to High-yield Savings Accounts

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX For years, the high-yield saving products were a success for both consumers and financial institutions alike. After getting almost Zero interest from big US banks, individuals who parked their excess cash with the likes of Ally Financial Inc., Barclays Plc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s consumer bank, Marcus, or HSBC Holdings Plc’s HSBC Direct […]

Mutual Fund Giants Unfazed by “Rich Guys” Warning on Stocks

Mutual Fund Giants Unfazed by “Rich Guys” Warning on Stocks

$DIA $SPY $QQQ Some Wall Street heavyweights who President Trump dubbed ‘rich guys’ last week may sound alarmed about stocks, but some of the world’s biggest investors are holding on or boosting their holdings. Money managers and strategists at Capital Group, Franklin Templeton and BlackRock Inc., which together oversee about $8.8-T, say stocks remain attractive […]

C-19 Coronavirus Deaths are Over Counted by the Doom Doctors for Financial Gain

C-19 Coronavirus Deaths are Over Counted by the Doom Doctors for Financial Gain

Over 86,500 people have reportedly died in the United States from the Coronavirus, and the fear generated by those deaths is driving the public policy debate. But that number is a huge overcount, as metrics include deaths that have nothing to do with the virus. The problem is even worse as the Centers for Disease […]

The People are Depressed, They are ‘Popping Pills’…

The People are Depressed, They are ‘Popping Pills’…

they want their lives and livelihoods back! With financial experts predicting the C-19 coronavirus chaos response will result in an economic crash worse than the Great Depression of the 1930’s, is no wonder that depression and suicide statistics are ticking higher. According to a Kaiser Family Foundation poll, between 25 – 30 March, 45% of respondents said […]

The C-19 coronavirus Chaos Triggered a US Loneliness Epidemic

The C-19 coronavirus Chaos Triggered a US Loneliness Epidemic

Approximately 35.7-M Americans live alone and during the C-19 coronavirus lockdown many of them have not had social contact with others for months, a situation that exacerbates the nation’s epidemic of loneliness. Loneliness is not just a social or emotional problem. Chronic loneliness has extensive association with health problems such as dementia, anxiety, self-harm, heart […]

Sitting on a Cash Pile? PG&E Corp. (NYSE:PCG) was Raised to Buy from Neutral at UBS

$PCG On 29 January 2019, PG&E Corporation Inc. filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of California. The Democrat Governor objected… Governor Newsom had opposed PG&E’s plan due to its reliance on debt, which he has said could leave it unable to raise the estimated $40-B […]

Fighting COVID-19 coronavirus’ ‘Scare Fatigue’

Fighting COVID-19 coronavirus’ ‘Scare Fatigue’

As the world wide government imposed lockdown continues concern is growing that people are beginning to ignore social distancing rules (what is the magic of 6 ft?), leading to an perceived increase in the risk of infection and the number of COVID-19 coronavirus cases. Daily, pics of crowded beaches and parks across the US country […]

Halt the Coronavirus Chaos, Imposed Isolation Prolongs the Problem, Open Up the Country

Halt the Coronavirus Chaos, Imposed Isolation Prolongs the Problem, Open Up the Country

The COVID-19 coronavirus looks to be entering the containment phase, as some experts believe. The Big Q: Is this Phase I?  Americans are desperate for sensible policymakers with courage to ignore the chaos and rely on the facts. Officials must combine the empirical evidence that we have with fundamental principles of established biology, then open up the […]

Sitting on a Pile of Cash? Here is Another Coronavirus Immunology Play, “Take a Shot”

Sitting on a Pile of Cash? Here is Another Coronavirus Immunology Play, “Take a Shot”

$INO Today. Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:INO) was reiterated as Buy and its price target was raised to 17 from 13 at HC Wainwright after announcing promising MERS data that could set the stage for a potential COVID-19 vaccine. My work augurs for a run to 29/30+ if it happens. This is a speculation, if you […]

SARS-CoV-2 Primarily Spreads in Close Quarters, Not Outdoors

SARS-CoV-2 Primarily Spreads in Close Quarters, Not Outdoors

The SARS-CoV-2 virus triggers COVID-19 infections, and how it is spread continues to be investigated. Experts believe most infections are acquired through respiratory droplets that are released when a person speaks, sneezes or coughs. These droplets may land on your face, hands or surrounding surfaces. Experts believe you may become infected by touching a surface […]

It is Time to Close All BSL4 (bio-warfare) Laboratories

It is Time to Close All BSL4 (bio-warfare) Laboratories

Leading scientists are adamant that all BSL3 and BSL4 laboratories must be closed down and all bio-warfare work with lethal pathogens ceased. “They are all existentially dangerous, and a catastrophe waiting to happen. And it is now happened. Here we are. It is staring us in the face,” says Francis Boyle, a former advisory board […]

Halt the Chaos, Imposed Isolation Prolongs the Problem, Open Up the Country

Halt the Chaos, Imposed Isolation Prolongs the Problem, Open Up the Country

The COVID-19 coronavirus looks to be entering the containment phase. Americans are desperate for sensible policymakers with courage to ignore the chaos and rely on the facts. Our leaders must examine the factual data to see what has really happened, and stop emphasizing the hypothetical What If’s. Officials must combine the empirical evidence with fundamental principles […]

Sitting on a Pile of Cash? UPS Ascends to the Top Pick List

$UPS With the majority of Americans sheltering at home, the delivery business is Hot, Red Hot! United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE:UPS) provides logistics, freight ,air, sea, ground, rail, forwarding, international trade management and customs brokerage. The company has about 390-K employees in the US and nearly 500-K worldwide, it serve more than 220 countries and […]

The Maximum Fear has Passed, Money Managers Looking for Risk-on Exposure

The Maximum Fear has Passed, Money Managers Looking for Risk-on Exposure

Shayne and I expect to see an increase in risk-on exposures as money managers are now positioning for a slowing rate of coronavirus contagion growth. Despite the buying by some aggressively Bullish hedge funds, macro hedge funds, which place bets on macroeconomic trends using index, currency and interest rate strategies, are still sellers. So, now […]

COVID-19 is Not Really a Pandemic as Pandemics Go…

COVID-19 is Not Really a Pandemic as Pandemics Go…

…it is a Power, Profit, Control Pandemic. The economic collapse is a result of precisely engineered governmental policies though those policies appear to be in the public’s best interest. COVID-19 meets the technical definition of a pandemic, and the World Health Organization (WHO) declare it so. However, the death toll is nowhere near that of real […]

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 […]

President Trump Vs Some Governors, the President Wins!

President Trump Vs Some Governors, the President Wins!

President Trump has declared his latest “Me Vs Them” war portraying himself as the Commander in Chief overseeing a hand full of insurgent Democrat governors. In the United States there may be a dust-up emerging between President Trump and some state governors from the East and the West coasts, who Monday banded together in 2 […]

Gold’s Rally Seeing 1,800 in Here

Gold’s Rally Seeing 1,800 in Here

$XAU $GLD Gold extended its strong rally to hit the highest mark in more than 7 years on concern that this health crisis will have a devastating effect on the global economy, hammering corporate earnings while driving demand for safe-havens. COMEX futures in New York moved closer to 1,800 oz, the mark last seen in […]

There is a Real Crisis in the Commercial Real Estate Sector Driven by the Coronavirus

There is a Real Crisis in the Commercial Real Estate Sector Driven by the Coronavirus

In just a few weeks, the lives of The People have changed in ways they had never imagined. People can no longer meet, work, eat, shop, and socialize as they used to. The working world moved rapidly from business as usual to cautious travel, office closures, and work-from-home mandates. Instead of traveling and going out to […]

Heart Attacks are Decreasing in This Health Crisis, Why?

Heart Attacks are Decreasing in This Health Crisis, Why?

Well, the likelihood is people that are dying of traditional causes are now getting labeled as COVID-19 coronavirus. Heart attack and stroke teams, always ready to rush in and save lives, are mostly idle in hospitals across the country. Cardiology consultations have shrunk, except those related to Covid-19. In an informal Twitter poll by @angioplastyorg, an online community […]

Gold, “Buying at these marks is attractive to investors”

Gold, “Buying at these marks is attractive to investors”

$XAU $GLD Gold prices in Asia are trading lower Wednesday morning despite continuing economic uncertainty. The precious Yellow metal continued its losses from the previous session as gold futures were down 0.22% to 1,680 by 9:33 PM ET (2:33 AM GMT). Gold prices tend to move in the opposite direction from stocks, but the 2 moved in the same direction for the 2nd day running. Asian stock markets opened mixed Wednesday with some […]

Some Low Risk Stocks for Aggressive Growth Portfolios

Some Low Risk Stocks for Aggressive Growth Portfolios

$ATVI $AMZN $LLY $MSFT $NFLX These 5 stocks were up in what was the worst Quarter for stocks in many years. While that performance is no guarantee for this Quarter, the odds are solid that they will continue to perform. These Top companies make sense for aggressive growth accounts looking for ideas without big risk. […]

Men Over 50 Should Avoid These Foods

Men Over 50 Should Avoid These Foods

For men over 50 anni, the foods they eat could play a huge role in reducing this health risk, according to experts. So, the older men get the risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases increases, and some foods should be avoided. Here are some of recommendations of the foods to avoid, as […]

Gold’s Rally Tightens the Physical Market

Gold’s Rally Tightens the Physical Market

$XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $PLAT $USD $JPY $MTA Gold prices spiked up Monday, extending a 3-session rally Monday gold futures for delivery on the COMEX exchange were up nearly 3% or +47.60 at 1693.30 just shy of the intra-day high at 1695.90. That was the highest mark in 2 wks, in a rally driven by […]

The Coronavirus has Not Put America’s Food Supply at Risk

The Coronavirus has Not Put America’s Food Supply at Risk

The United States is a land of plenty even in the chaos of the coronavirus, US federal health officials said last Thursday. State-by-State lockdowns may have created a rush on some items in grocery stores, but the food supply chains remain strong and shelves should soon be restocked, according to Frank Yiannas, deputy commissioner for […]

We Must Be Optimistic About the Long-Term Impact of the ‘Covid Economy’

We Must Be Optimistic About the Long-Term Impact of the ‘Covid Economy’

“In the short run, we have to save lives and hibernate the economy. In the longer term we will have slower, but important changes. The pandemic raises appreciation for sick leave. We will fly less and, unfortunately, we will use less public transportation, but we will also work more from home, commuting and driving less. […]

Wearing a Mask Cuts Virus Transmission

Wearing a Mask Cuts Virus Transmission

In Y 2012, researchers from the University of Michigan noted a need to establish the efficacy of non pharmaceutical measures for mitigating pandemics, in this case, influenza. They studied whether the use of face masks and hand hygiene reduced rates of influenza and influenza-like illness (ILI) in 1,178 students living in university residence halls. The students were assigned […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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