Atlanta Fed: “US Economy Growing at 4.5% Annualized Rate”

Atlanta Fed: “US Economy Growing at 4.5% Annualized Rate”

Atlanta Fed: “US Economy Growing at 4.5% Annualized Rate” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Monday, the Atlanta Fed announced that the US economy is growing at a 4.5% annualized rate in Q-2 following the latest data on strong retail-sales data, the GDPNow forecast model showed. The latest estimate on GDP growth is faster than the […]

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX,$ VXX Several US industries are set to withstand the trade dust-up or even thrive, according to US financial services firm Cowen and Company. China’s recent revisions to tariffs have a clear benefit to luxury retailers, Cowen analysts said in its report. While the […]

President Trump’s Stimulus to Boost Economy for ‘at Least’ 3 Years

President Trump’s Stimulus to Boost Economy for ‘at Least’ 3 Years

President Trump’s Stimulus to Boost US Economy for ‘at Least’ 3 Years $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Thursday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he believes the US economy remains in a “good place,” with recent government tax and spending programs likely to boost GDP (gross domestic product) for perhaps 3 years. “I think the […]

China Officially says, “Keep calm, do not inflame trade row with US”

China Officially says, “Keep calm, do not inflame trade row with US”

China Officially says, “Keep calm, do not inflame trade row with US” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX China is not ‘happy’ about Washington’s hard line on trade, but has controlled coverage of the dust-up in its media, limiting open commentary and banning attacks on US President Donald Trump. Beijing has issued unusually strict rules limiting […]

US Markets are Comfortable, Now Focused on Earnings

US Markets are Comfortable, Now Focused on Earnings

US Markets are Comfortable, Now Focused on Earnings $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Carry-over momentum from S&P 500 breakout last Thursday drives stocks higher for 3rd session running Top-weighted tech group under-performs, keeping gainers in check Cyclical financials, industrials, and energy groups soar Traders satisfied the President Trump is focused on the business of America […]

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Now, with 6 months of wrangling over trade tariffs with the United States has wiped out 22% and counting of China’s stock market value and driven its currency down sharply. Those moves are just the beginning on what may be coming. Shanghai’s benchmark […]

Big Banks Pass Fed ‘Stress Test’, Financial Sector Finishes Higher

Big Banks Pass Fed ‘Stress Test’, Financial Sector Finishes Higher

Big Banks Pass Fed ‘Stress Test’, Financial Sector Finishes Higher $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Shares in the biggest US banks rose Friday after the Fed completed its annual stress test giving financial institutions the go-ahead for plans to return capital to investors through dividends and buybacks. The S&P 500 bank sector index was last […]

US Economy: Big Q-2 GDP Numbers are Expected

US Economy: Big Q-2 GDP Numbers are Expected

US Economy: Big Q-2 GDP Numbers are Expected $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Thursday, investors will receive the 3rd estimate for Q-2 GDP +the weekly Initial Claims report. US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says he’s expecting a “big Q-2 GDP number.” Secretary Mnuchin said on TV Wednesday, that the US economy is strong due to President […]

US Consumer Expectations are Still Running High

US Consumer Expectations are Still Running High

US Consumer Expectations are Still Running High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX About 2/3rds of Americans see the US economy as Good to Great. Monday night President Trump’s top trade adviser Peter Navarro said the White House is not planning to restrict foreign investment as part of its trade actions against China or any other country. […]

US Stocks Fell Monday in Response to Pending Trade Issues

US Stocks Fell Monday in Response to Pending Trade Issues

US Stocks Fell Monday in Response to Pending Trade Issues $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The escalating trade dispute between the US and other leading economies effected US stocks Monday, pushing the S&P 500 and NAS Comp to their biggest losses in more than 2 months. Losses were widespread Technology stocks suffered the most, with […]

Trade Negotiations: Investors Agree, the US Will Win

Trade Negotiations: Investors Agree, the US Will Win

Trade Negotiations: Investors Agree, the US Will Win $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $N300, $VXX Trade disputes are good and easy to win. Chinese stocks weak American stocks stronger. That is the view from financial markets as the tariff dust-up between China and the US shows increasing signs of impacting stock prices. While broad measures of […]

DJIA Off, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Falls on Taxed Shopping Concern

DJIA Off, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Falls on Taxed Shopping Concern

DJIA Off, Amazon Falls on Taxed Shopping Concern $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US stocks fell Thursday, with the DJIA (DIa) marking an 8th straight decliner, as industrials softened again on trade concerns while Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and other online retailers weakened after a US Supreme Court ruling on state sales tax collection. Amazon dropped as […]

NAS Comp Marks Another Record High Close, Trade Concerns Dampen DJIA

NAS Comp Marks Another Record High Close, Trade Concerns Dampen DJIA

NAS Comp Marks Another Record High Close, Trade Concerns Dampen DJIA $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX China Cannot Win a Tit for Tat Trade War With the US President Donald Trump’s threat to impose a 10% tariff on $200-B of Chinese goods, triggering a tit-for-tat trade war with Beijing, is “extremely good news for the […]

The Trump Effect: China’s Stock Markets Feeling ‘Extreme Pain’

The Trump Effect: China’s Stock Markets Feeling ‘Extreme Pain’

The Trump Effect: China’s Stock Markets Feeling ‘Extreme Pain’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $DJSH, $VXX Tuesday’s stock market plunge shocking Chinese investors. China’s benchmark equity gauge sank almost 5% at one point and by the close, the escalating tensions with the US pushed 1,023 stocks ‘lock limit’ down by 10% on the day, that is […]

US Economy Can Absorb Hit From China Tensions

US Economy Can Absorb Hit From China Tensions

US Economy Can Absorb Hit From China Tensions $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Now is the right time to pressure China on its trade policies because the US economy is strong enough to absorb uncertainty arising from bi-lateral tensions, White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett said Monday. Mr. Hassett spoke after President […]

President Trump’s Tariffs Having Minimal Effect on US Economy

President Trump’s Tariffs Having Minimal Effect on US Economy

President Trump’s Tariffs Having Minimal Effect on US Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US President Donald Trump’s new trade tariffs will lop at most a couple of tenths of a percentage point off US growth and add a similar amount to inflation, small stuff for a $19-T economy that is experiencing its 2nd longest […]

FOMC Acknowledges Growing Inflation Ending Crisis-Era Guidance

FOMC Acknowledges Growing Inflation Ending Crisis-Era Guidance

FOMC Acknowledges Growing Inflation Ending Crisis-Era Guidance $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The Fed raised it overnight fed funds rates Wednesday shifting from policies used to battle the 2007-2009 financial crisis and recession. In raising its benchmark overnight lending rate a 1/4 bpt to a range of between 1.75 and 2%, the FOMC dropped its […]

American’s Charitable Giving Tops $400-B

American’s Charitable Giving Tops $400-B

American’s Charitable Giving Tops $400-B $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Driven by a rising stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in Y 2017 topped the $400-B mark for the 1st time. The Giving USA report, released Tuesday, said giving from individuals, estates, foundations and corporations reached an estimated […]

President Trump’s Tough Talk Driving US Stock Market

President Trump’s Tough Talk Driving US Stock Market

President Trump’s Tough Talk Driving US Stock Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Fears of a trade war is giving boost to some of the smallest companies in the market as well as some of the biggest technology companies. For over 3 months, investors have focused on US negotiations with trading partners including China, Europe, […]

US Labor Market Tightens, Jobless Claims Fall

US Labor Market Tightens, Jobless Claims Fall

US Labor Market Tightens, Jobless Claims Fall $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell last week, pointing to a further tightening in labor market conditions. The robust US labor market and firming inflation have cemented expectations the Fed will raise interest rates next week at the FOMC meeting. […]

The US is Now the World’s Fastest Growing Economy, Nice, Yes?

The US is Now the World’s Fastest Growing Economy, Nice, Yes?

The US is Now the World’s Fastest Growing Economy, Nice, Yes? $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX The US economy, the fastest growing among industrialized nations, is on the path to even greater prosperity under President Donald Trump according to White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow. “The United States now has the fastest growing economy in the world, […]

The Trump Effect: US Trade Deficit Falls on Record Exports, Market Soars

The Trump Effect: US Trade Deficit Falls on Record Exports, Market Soars

The Trump Effect: US Trade Deficit Falls on Record Exports, Market Soars $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US trade deficit fell to a 7-month low in April as exports rose to a record high, lifted by an increase in shipments of industrial materials and soybeans. The US Commerce Department said on Wednesday the trade gap dropped […]

NASDAQ Marks Another All Time High

NASDAQ Marks Another All Time High

NASDAQ Marks Another All Time High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Tuesday as investors were encouraged by US economic data, driving the NASDAQ to finish at another at record high for the 2nd day running, as the technology and consumer discretionary sectors outpreformed Investors remain a bit wary about trade discussions, with Mexico imposing tariffs […]

President Trump is Breaking Economic Records, This is a Prosperity Era.

President Trump is Breaking Economic Records, This is a Prosperity Era.

President Trump is Breaking Economic Records, This is a Prosperity Era. $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RTUX, $VXX Friday, President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser says blockbuster unemployment data is only a sign of the robust economic growth awaiting America. “I believe we’ve entered into the longest largest prosperity in a couple of decades. I know it’s early […]

The Trump Effect Continues to Drive this Bull Market

The Trump Effect Continues to Drive this Bull Market

The Trump Effect Continues to Drive this Bull Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX President Donald Trump’s pro-business influence is keeping the Bull Market alive. “There is a sort of optimism about the markets under Trump, and that’s continuing. I don’t see a reason for it about to change,” Yale economics professor Lawrence Shiller. “There’s something […]

Stocks Run as Possible US-China Trade War Put ‘On Hold’

Stocks Run as Possible US-China Trade War Put ‘On Hold’

Stocks Run as Possible US-China Trade War Put ‘On Hold’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX The small-cap Russell 2000 (+0.7%) advanced to a new record high for the 4th session running. US stocks spiked Monday after the US and China put their trade differences “on hold” to work on a wider agreement, while sentiment was also […]

Investors Rotated Over $9-B into US Small Cap Stocks

Investors Rotated Over $9-B into US Small Cap Stocks

Investors Rotated $9-B into US Small Cap Stocks $RUTX, $SPY Last week investor plowed $9-B into US small cap stocks it was a good week. Russell 2000 +5.9% YTD S&P 500 +1.5% YTD Small-cap stocks are showing well in here, even as the benchmark 10-yr T-Note yield rose to a 7-year high. US Treasuries Yield Check […]

The Trump Effect: US Companies Seen Investing More

The Trump Effect: US Companies Seen Investing More

The Trump Effect: US Companies Seen Investing More $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $AAPL US companies are seen investing more of the money saved from sweeping Trump tax cuts into businesses later this year, perhaps even surpassing a jump in Q-1 capital expenditure that was the highest in nearly 7 years. Higher spending on technology, equipment […]

Broad Based Rally, Small Cap Stocks Lead

Broad Based Rally, Small Cap Stocks Lead

Broad Based Rally, Small Cap Stocks Lead $DIA, $SPY, $RUTX, $QQQ, $VXX Wall Street’s small caps are beating the The Street The small-cap Russell 2000 finished + 1.0%, closing at a new all-time high Wednesday’s broad based rally saw shares of smaller, domestically focused companies showing strength. The small-cap Russell 2000 finished + 1.0%, finishing […]

Big Caps Capture the News, Small Caps Beat ‘The Street’

Big Caps Capture the News, Small Caps Beat ‘The Street’

Big Caps Capture the News, Small Caps Beat ‘The Street’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $SPN President Trump’s historic tax reform driving Small Cap rally Wall Street’s small caps are beating the The Street trading with 2 percentage points of the recent record highs at 1,615.5 on the Russell 2000 The Russell 2000 (RUTX) tracks US small […]