The Trump Effect: Atlanta Fed Keeps GDP Forecast at 4.4%

The Trump Effect: Atlanta Fed Keeps GDP Forecast at 4.4%

The Trump Effect: Atlanta Fed Keeps GDP Forecast at 4.4% $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wednesday, the S&P 500 finished with a gainer of 0.1%, driven by financial shares, which rallied on another rise in interest rates. The blue-chip DJIA outperformed, adding 0.6%, the NAS Comp  lagged, closing lower by 0.1%, and the small-cap Russell […]

Wall Street Not Worried About President Trump’s Trade Policy

Wall Street Not Worried About President Trump’s Trade Policy

Wall Street Not Worried About President Trump’s Trade Policy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street finished higher Tuesday in a broad-based rally as investors brushed aside trade rhetoric between the United States and China showing no fear, only cheer. All 3 major U.S. indexes closed higher following Monday’s pause to refresh. Late Monday, US […]

President Trump’s Chinese Tariff Announcement Dampen Sentiment

President Trump’s Chinese Tariff Announcement Dampen Sentiment

President Trump’s Chinese Tariff Announcement Dampen Sentiment $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street dipped Monday, with tech shares leading the retreat, as investors prepared for another tranche of US tariffs on Chinese goods. This latest round of tariffs is expected to slap a duty of around 10% on $200-B worth of Chinese goods. Beijing […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Again, lots more US economic data this week. We will see the Empire PMI Monday and the Philly Fed Thursday. Housing starts, Existing home sales, Leading indicators also this week. The the major US major stock market indexes continue to trend higher and in the face […]

Hurricane Florence Will Not ‘Move the Needle’ on US Economy

Hurricane Florence Will Not ‘Move the Needle’ on US Economy

Hurricane Florence Will Not ‘Move the Needle’ on US Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross predicts that Hurricane Florence will not be devastating to the overall US economic, despite any financial damage to North and South Carolina. “Overall, it’s not going to move the national economy,” Ross said Thursday while touring […]

 The Trump Economy Is ‘Killing It’ Right Now

 The Trump Economy Is ‘Killing It’ Right Now

 The Trump Economy Is ‘Killing It’ Right Now $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow urges all Americans to give President Donald Trump’s negotiating strategy more time because the “entire world” will benefit if all goes if planned because he “is doing the Lord’s work.” As evidence, Mr. Kudlow offers the […]

“Investors Should Always Be In The Stock Market”

“Investors Should Always Be In The Stock Market”

“Investors Should Always Be In The Stock Market” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Investment guru Jack Bogle, 89 anni, gives some common-sense advice to savvy investors very similar to many lottery-advertising slogans: You have to play to Win! The Vanguard founder and former CEO advises that investors shouldn’t try to time the market. “Never, never, […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Lots more US economic data this week. Consumer credit, Small business sentiment, PPI, CPI, Fed Beige Book, retail sales, Production plus. The CPI is watched because of the FOMC and its rate hiking. Retail sales are watched as a barometer of the consumer, though inflation as we know […]

Annual Wages Rise Most Since 2009 as US Adds 201,000 Jobs

Annual Wages Rise Most Since 2009 as US Adds 201,000 Jobs

Annual Wages Rise Most Since 2009 as US Adds 201,000 Jobs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US job growth accelerated in August and wages notched their largest annual increase in more than 9 years, the clearest signs that the economy was so far weathering The Trump Administration’s escalating trade dispute with China. The Labor Department’s closely […]

The Trump Effect: Low Unemployment Makes Economy ‘as Good as it Gets’

The Trump Effect: Low Unemployment Makes Economy ‘as Good as it Gets’

The Trump Effect: Low Unemployment Makes Economy ‘as Good as it Gets’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Current economic conditions are “as good as it gets” for the Fed, a Key policymaker said Thursday. Looking ahead, investors will receive the Employment Situation report for August Friday, the consensus expecting an increase of 187,000 in NFPs, an […]

Fed’s Bullard Makes Case Again for Halting Interest Rate Hikes

Fed’s Bullard Makes Case Again for Halting Interest Rate Hikes

Fed’s Bullard Makes Case Again for Halting Interest Rate Hikes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US Federal Reserve should hold off on further interest rate rises because the stance of monetary policy is already at neutral or possibly restrictive, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said Wednesday. Mr. Bullard has repeatedly raised […]

Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-3 GDP Prediction to 4.7%

Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-3 GDP Prediction to 4.7%

Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-3 GDP Prediction to 4.7% $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The next GDPNow update is Wednesday, 5 September. The US economy is growing at a 4.7% annualized rate in Q-3, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed on Tuesday, following the latest data on construction spending and factory activity. This is now […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX The US markets will be closed Monday in celebration of Labor Day. Last Friday’s Wall Street action ahead of an extended Labor Day weekend was eventful in terms of trade-related headlines, but an uneventful one for the major US major stock market indexes averages, which […]

The Trump Effect: 83% of Executives Say, “US Business Is Booming”

The Trump Effect: 83% of Executives Say, “US Business Is Booming”

The Trump Effect: 83% of Executives Say, “US Business Is Booming” $SPY, $RUTX The Trump Effect has US businesses doing better now than it was 2 years ago, according to 83% of executives surveyed in the The Zogby Poll from Zogby Analytics, and more than 75% see more high times ahead. “An overwhelming majority [83 […]

President Trump Cuts More Regulations, Small Businesses Benefit

President Trump Cuts More Regulations, Small Businesses Benefit

President Trump Cuts More Regulations, Small Businesses Benefit $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US markets will be closed Monday in celebration of Labor Day. Friday, President Donald Trump directed the Labor and Treasury departments to work to make it easier for small businesses to band together to offer retirement plans to their workers. President Trump […]

US Stocks Indexes Paused, Dipped After Record Runs

US Stocks Indexes Paused, Dipped After Record Runs

US Stocks Indexes Paused, Dipped After Record Runs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Stock indexes pulled back from record highs Thursday, as President Trump said he wants to impose tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods next week. President Trump has not made his final decision regarding this new round of tariffs on China, the […]

Broad Based Wall Street Rally Continues to Post Record Closes

Broad Based Wall Street Rally Continues to Post Record Closes

Broad Based Wall Street Rally Continues to Post Record Closes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ,$RUTX, $VXX US and Mexico reached bi-lateral trade agreement; Canada will now join the discussions Buying momentum following new records for the S&P 500, NAS Comp, and Russell 2000 Cyclical sectors outperform; heavily-weighted financial group particularly strong Wall Street’s broad-based rally drove the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Up this week: US Consumer Confidence, 2nd GDP read, Personal income and spending, Chicago PMI. Classic Fed interest rate moves miscalculations is always cause for concern, as the Fed is making its same mistakes: it sees an overall still strong economy, stocks still strong, and it ignores […]

Global Investors Buying US Stocks, S&P 500 at Record Highs

Global Investors Buying US Stocks, S&P 500 at Record Highs

Global Investors Buying US Stocks, S&P 500 at Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Global Investors bought into US stocks this week which set their longest-ever market rally. That action declared the end of a “tsunami” of tech fund inflows which have driven the market higher, noting tiny inflows of $0.1-B this week after […]

On the Resolution of China and NAFTA Trade Talks US Stock See Next Leg North

On the Resolution of China and NAFTA Trade Talks US Stock See Next Leg North

On the Resolution of China and NAFTA Trade Talks US Stock See Next Leg North $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Thursday, Wharton School finance professor Jeremy Siegel advised savvy investors that the current Bull market could extend as much as 10% higher if the US were to settle its trade dust-up with China and reach a […]

S&P 500 Index Marks Longest Bull Run on Record

S&P 500 Index Marks Longest Bull Run on Record

S&P 500 Index Marks Longest Bull Run on Record $SPY, $DIA, $QQQ, $RUTX Wednesday, the major US stock indexes paused in trading, as the market marked the longest Bull run in history. Gainers in technology stocks, retailers and energy companies outweighed losses in industrial firms and elsewhere in the market. The S&P 500 held steady, […]

Keeping Records? This is the Longest Bull Market in Stocks on Record

Keeping Records? This is the Longest Bull Market in Stocks on Record

Keeping Records? This is the Longest Bull Market in Stocks on Record $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Are you 1 of us who keeps good records? Well thank take some time Wednesday and look up some old 401(k) or mutual fund statements, then check your balance on 9 March 2009. The difference from then and now […]

US Stocks Outperforming the World’s Equity Markets

US Stocks Outperforming the World’s Equity Markets

US Stocks Outperforming the World’s Equity Markets $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US stocks are outperforming  the other major overseas stock indexes for the past 8 months. The positive trend began when President Donald Trump started his “America First” campaign aimed at making free trade fairer trade with America’s major trading partners. During this current […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Q-2 earnings is coming to a close, so lets look at the technicals DJIA leads as money rotates form tech’s to its blue chips Tech leaders topping, the rotation allows the move to continue; some leaders will soon drop out. DJIA: Thursday the DIA finished solidly higher, […]

US Stock Broke Out Above Strong Resistances Extending the Longest Bull Run on Record

US Stock Broke Out Above Strong Resistances Extending the Longest Bull Run on Record

US Stock Broke Out Above Strong Resistances Extending the Longest Bull Run on Record $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX HeffX-LTN’s overall out look for the US equities market is Bullish Stocks rallied Thursday, the S&P 500 opened higher and extended gains into the afternoon, the benchmark index finished +0.8% off its session highs. The DJIA […]

Turkish Lira Recovers, S&P 500 Caps Losing Streak

Turkish Lira Recovers, S&P 500 Caps Losing Streak

Turkish Lira Recovers, S&P 500 Caps Losing Streak $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Tuesday, the major US stock market indexes finished at: DJIA +112.22 at 25299.92, NAS Comp +51.19 at 7870.91, S&P 500 +18.03 at 2839.70, Volume: Trade on the NYSE came in at 657-M/shares exchanged The S&P 500 bounced Tuesday, ending its 4-session losing streak with a gainer of 0.6%. The NAS […]

Millennials, Baby Boomers to Fuel Historic Economic Expansion

Millennials, Baby Boomers to Fuel Historic Economic Expansion

Millennials, Baby Boomers to Fuel Historic Economic Expansion $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Monday, investment guru Ed Yardeni predicted millennials and baby boomers will help the US achieve its greatest economic expansion in history. “They the baby boomers are increasingly becoming minimalists. They are trading down in terms of houses that they want to live […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Q-2 earnings is coming to a close, just as Key economic data coming up. This week we have: retail sales, Empire manufacturing and Philly Fed, industrial production and capacity, housing starts, leading indicators, and MSI. Data is important as it is important the US economy remain […]

Collapsing Turkish Lira Shakes World Stock Markets

Collapsing Turkish Lira Shakes World Stock Markets

Collapsing Turkish Lira Shakes World Stock Markets $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX A plunging Turkish lira sent shock waves through global equity markets Friday, causing concerns over the financial health of lenders with heavy exposure to the economically-struggling country. The S&P 500 lost 0.7%, dropping into the red for the week (-0.3%), and the Nasdaq […]

US Producer Price Index Flat, Restraining Inflation Fears

US Producer Price Index Flat, Restraining Inflation Fears

US Producer Price Index Flat, Restraining Inflation Fears $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US wholesale prices were unchanged in July after 2 months of increases, indicating inflation pressures have softened a bit. Thursday, the Labor Department said that the PPI (producer price index) which measures price changes before they reach the consumer increased 3.3% last month […]

US Stocks Headed to Record Territory

US Stocks Headed to Record Territory

US Stocks Headed to Record Territory $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Tuesday, US stocks advanced for a 4th session running, with the S&P 500 climbing 0.3% to 2858. The benchmark index is now within 0.5% of its 26 January record high. The tech-heavy NAS Comp climbed 0.3%, and the DJIA rose 0.5%. The S&P 500 […]

S&P 500 Companies Stock Buybacks to Hit $1-T this Year

S&P 500 Companies Stock Buybacks to Hit $1-T this Year

S&P 500 Companies Stock Buybacks to Hit $1-T this Year $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Investors should focus on the $1-T number that will have a Key influence on the market, total buyback authorizations. Last week investors focused on Apple Inc.’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) value. But another trillion-dollar threshold is coming soon, and is more relevant to […]

The Race is On to Join the ‘Trillion Dollar Club’

The Race is On to Join the ‘Trillion Dollar Club’

The Race is On to Join the ‘Trillion Dollar Club’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Amazon, Microsoft and Alphabet are in the race to become the 2nd publicly-listed US company to reach a $1-T stock market value after Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) became the 1st to race to the Big T milestone. Wall Street’s optimism about last […]

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Tech Giants are Top 5 in Value

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Tech Giants are Top 5 in Value

Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Tech Giants are Top 5 in Value $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $AAPL Thursday, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) became the 1st public company to exceed $1-T in market cap, just 2 days after reporting better-than-expected Quarterly earnings. The personal technology giant is known for the iPhone smartphone, tablet and Macbook laptops, as well as […]

China Back at the US Trade Negotiations Table

China Back at the US Trade Negotiations Table

China Back at the US Trade Negotiations Table $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US and China are working  restart talks to avert trade war between the world’s 2 largest economies. Representatives of US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He are having private conversations as they look for ways to reengage […]

President Trump’s Tax Cut, Deregulation Have ‘Accelerated Growth’

President Trump’s Tax Cut, Deregulation Have ‘Accelerated Growth’

President Trump’s Tax Cut, Deregulation Have ‘Accelerated Growth’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Monday JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said Monday that President Donald Trump’s tax cuts, along with some of his other efforts, have helped out the U.S. economy. “Presidents get a lot of credit [and] a lot of blame […]

Strong US Economic Growth Is Sustainable

Strong US Economic Growth Is Sustainable

Strong US Economic Growth Is Sustainable $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Friday, the White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said strong economic growth is sustainable and will continue. President Donald Trump hailed the 4.1% Q-2 growth rate as proof that “we’ve accomplished an economic turnaround of historic proportion.” “I don’t think this is the end of […]

US Hails EU Trade Deal, President Trump Says Others Can Also Make Progress

US Hails EU Trade Deal, President Trump Says Others Can Also Make Progress

US Hails EU Trade Deal, President Trump Says Others Can Also Make Progress $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Thursday, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declared the the United States will move ahead with European trade talks and also aim to strike a deal with Mexico and Canada in stalled negotiations over the North American Free […]

US Stocks ‘Jump’ on President Trumps Trade Agreement with EU’s Junker

US Stocks ‘Jump’ on President Trumps Trade Agreement with EU’s Junker

US Stocks ‘Jump’ on President Trumps Trade Agreement with EU’s Junker $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX President Donald Trump’s agreement with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker pushed seven S&P 500 Index member stocks up more than 1% in the closing 18 mins of the trading session. Deere & Co., the world’s biggest tractor maker, surged […]

Republican Tax Plans Include Making US Cuts Permanent

Republican Tax Plans Include Making US Cuts Permanent

Republican Tax Plans Include Making US Cuts Permanent $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Tax Reform 2.0 Republican plans to build on last year’s US tax legislation will include making individual and small business tax cuts permanent, expanding savings plans and giving breaks to start-up companies, according to documents released on Tuesday by the chief architect […]

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 […]