New Yorkers Do Not have Hope that Their City will Recover Anytime Soon

New Yorkers Do Not have Hope that Their City will Recover Anytime Soon

#NewYork #NewYorkers #recover #coronavirus $Z “The impact of The China Act of War Virus continues to weigh heavily on the people in New York”–Paul Ebeling New Yorkers who did not flee the city are hunkering down for the Winter. Prices for apartments in New York City have fallen, and were declining for three consecutive years […]

Americans Continue to Buy Guns in Record Numbers

Americans Continue to Buy Guns in Record Numbers

#Americans #Guns #NICS $SWBI $RGR “The Good Guys will protect themselves from the Bad Guys with Guns“– Paul Ebeling Legions of 1st-time buyers are contributing to record sales for the US gun industry this year driven by disturbing news about the coronavirus chaos, social unrest and the coming Presidential election that they fear could spark […]

Existing Home Sales Rising at Record Pace, Well Past the Recovery Phase

Existing Home Sales Rising at Record Pace, Well Past the Recovery Phase

#home #sales #NAR US home sales rose at a record pace for a 2nd month running in July and home prices hit a record as historically low interest rates boosted demand for homes even as the C-19 coronavirus chaos put millions of out of work. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said Friday existing home […]

US Gun Sales ‘Through the Roof’ During C-19 Chaos

US Gun Sales ‘Through the Roof’ During C-19 Chaos

#gun #sales #C19cronavirus Gun sales in America have spiked in the wake of the coronavirus chaos. Thousands of people, including women and 1st-time gun buyers, have literally cleared the shelves of certain types of firearms and most ammo. With the exception of law enforcement and military, anyone who plans to purchase a firearm can expect to pay […]

Increasing Bullishishness Dovetails with Savvy Wall Street Strategists

Increasing Bullishishness Dovetails with Savvy Wall Street Strategists

#WallStreet #Bullishishness #VIX #coronavirus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The fear on Wall Street is fading, as stocks continue their unprecedented Bull run in the midst of the global coronavirus chaos. The Cboe Volatility Index (VIX), or “fear gauge,” is near its lowest mark since late February and options markets are showing diminishing concerns of […]

President Trump, “An Incredible Comeback is Underway”

President Trump, “An Incredible Comeback is Underway”

#PresidentTrump #economy #comback $QQQ $SPY $GM $F $MMM We are seeing the fastest economic recovery in US history Under President Trump, America built the strongest economy the world has ever seen. The stock market broke and continues to break records, the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest marks in 50 yrs, and income inequality fell as […]

Housing, Auto Demand Are Standouts in V-Shaped Recovery

Housing, Auto Demand Are Standouts in V-Shaped Recovery

#housing #automobiles #consumers #recovery $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Clearly, record low interest rates has helped revive the US markets for housing and autos standouts in the economy as it gains traction. Sales of new homes in June ran at their fastest pace in 13 yrs, leaving builders and the construction workers they employ with […]

Gold is +25% YTD Outdistancing Stocks, Gold Bugs Rejoice!

Gold is +25% YTD Outdistancing Stocks, Gold Bugs Rejoice!

#gold #stocks #money #investors #goldbugs #centralbanks #inflation #virus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $XAU $GLD #VXX Gold is up 25% this year and traded above 1,897oz, just shy the Y 2011 record high at 1,921. Global stocks measured by the MSCI World index, have recovered almost all of the losses they suffered on the instant recession sell-off brought on […]

US Existing Home Sales Up by Record 20.7% After Slumping for 3 Months

US Existing Home Sales Up by Record 20.7% After Slumping for 3 Months

#home #sales #prices #inventory #FHFA #NAR #work #C19coronavirus Existing home sales rose by 20.7% M-M in June to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.72-M That is the largest monthly increase on record, although the seasonally adjusted annual rate of existing home sales is still 18% lower than where it stood in February. The Key […]

US Stock Market: Cross Current Sentiment Explained

US Stock Market: Cross Current Sentiment Explained

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $$GLD $XAU $VXX The Bulls are clearly in control on Wall Street, but the US stock market sentiment data picture is confusing for many participants now, as there is lots of professional of pessimism about current stock pricing Vs retail optimism. It is a tug-of-war scenario. This shows up in the […]

US New Home Sales Spike 16.6%, Economy Reopens

US New Home Sales Spike 16.6%, Economy Reopens

$TOL $LEN $KB Sales of new homes rose a strong 16.6% in May with the reopening of major parts of the country fueling healthy activity in the US housing market. The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that sales of new single-family homes rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 676,000 last month. That was a much better […]

JPMorgan Raises Auto Sector Price Targets on ‘V-shaped’ Recovery

JPMorgan Raises Auto Sector Price Targets on ‘V-shaped’ Recovery

$RACE $F $GM $TSLA $JPM The US auto market is back on track as fast as it fell, making the V-shaped recovery real. New vehicle sales and used vehicle prices are recovering in May and June almost as fast as they declined in March and April, according to JPMorgan. “We didn’t call it, nor did […]

US Housing Market Will Be a Leader in Economic Recovery Plus…

US Housing Market Will Be a Leader in Economic Recovery Plus…

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX … recently released figures indicate that retail sales in May increased by 17.7%, and that is the biggest monthly gainer ever. This number re-enforces the forecast that a V shaped recovery from the instant recession has begun. This means that as construction reopens we seeing the positives. Housing starts rose […]

US Pending Home Sales Off in April

US Pending Home Sales Off in April

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX April had a record decline in Americans signing contracts to buy homes, a reflection of the broader shutdown of economic activity in response to the C-19 coronavirus chaos outbreak. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said Thursday that pending home sales index dove 21.8% from the prior month to a level of […]

Boeing Stock Fundamentals are Rock Solid

Boeing Stock Fundamentals are Rock Solid

$BA Friday, RBC rated Boeing (NYSE:BA) with an “outperform” rating and a $164 price target. But, when the real opportunity presented itself during the C-19 Coronavirus chaos crash the experts were silent. Below 90, BA stock was a blind Super buy. Most of Wall Street missed it, but the Saudi sovereign wealth fund and others bought […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Taking the Long Term Outlook +

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Taking the Long Term Outlook +

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The DJIA is up about 30% from its 23 March low at 18.591.93, the S&P 500 SPX is up about the same per cent from its low at 2,237.40, and the NAS Comp has climbed by 32.5% from its lows of 6,850.67. My work shows the US market will continue rising well […]

America Survived this Medical Malpractice Chaos, Now it is Set Up Thrive

America Survived this Medical Malpractice Chaos, Now it is Set Up Thrive

American businesses are set up to come back stronger than before this C-19 coronavirus chaps hit. Company executives and strategic planners are/have reimagined business model as they return to full speed. Those who step up their game in this moment will be better off and ready to confront the challenges and opportunities of the next […]

Fear and Uncertainty Drive March Gun Sales to Record Highs

Fear and Uncertainty Drive March Gun Sales to Record Highs

US Faces Down Threat of Coronavirus Americans face down the coronavirus, buy more than 2.5-M guns in March. Gun sales spiked across the United States as the coronavirus pandemic spread, with retailers seeing the highest sales volume in recorded history. The FBI’s firearm background check system conducted a record number of checks last month, 3.7-M, […]

Market Looks Like it is Trading with a Recession in Mind, Though the Economy is Strong

Market Looks Like it is Trading with a Recession in Mind, Though the Economy is Strong

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The US economy grew moderately in Q-4, the government confirmed, and may be facing a rocky road in early Y 2020 on the notion that coronavirus will hobble it, and bring on a recession. The economy grew by an unrevised 2.3% in Y 2019, the slowest annual growth in 3 […]

Gold Prices Higher Following Fed Rate Decision

Gold Prices Higher Following Fed Rate Decision

$XAU $GLD Gold prices ended higher Wednesday following the Fed’s decision to keep interest rates unchanged. The Fed said that job gains have been solid, but inflation remains below the Fed’s 2% objective. The Fed said that household spending is rising at a moderate rate. The Fed will continue to assess the appropriate path of […]

President Trump is the Key to US Stock Market’s Growth

President Trump is the Key to US Stock Market’s Growth

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street’s indexes set new records again, The Trump Policies are working President Trump is the main reason for the recent strength in the stock market, more so than the impartial evaluations of how the economy is performing, Nobel-prize winning economist Robert Shiller said during a appearance Sunday. Dr. Shiller […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment Climbs to 20-Yr High

US Homebuilder Sentiment Climbs to 20-Yr High

US homebuilder sentiment advanced in December to the highest mark since Y 1999 amid stronger sales and a surge in prospective buyer foot traffic. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index jumped 5 pts to 76, the biggest monthly increase since the end of Y 2017, and the November figure was revised higher, […]

Target (NYSE:TGT) at Record Highs on Sales Beat, Raised Forecast

Target (NYSE:TGT) at Record Highs on Sales Beat, Raised Forecast

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $TGT, $VXX Target Corp. (NYSE:TGT) reached a record high after raising its F-Y (full-year) outlook again on strong sales and profitability, providing a safe haven after several retailers unnerved investors. The stock, the best performer in the S&P 500 Index Wednesday, had already soared 68% this year through Tuesday. Target raised […]

US Pending Home Sales Reached 21-Month High in September

US Pending Home Sales Reached 21-Month High in September

The US housing market is still benefiting from lower mortgage rates, as more Americans signed contracts to buy homes in September. The National Association of Realtors said Tuesday that its pending home sales index rose 1.5% from August to September to 108.7, its highest level since December 2017. Measured Y-Y, pending home sales have risen 3.9%. Home […]

US New Home Sales +7% in June

US New Home Sales +7% in June

US new home sales rose in June, but remained below sales marked earlier this year, suggesting low mortgage rates and a healthy job market are not encouraging many more purchases. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that new home sales increased 7% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 646,000. That is up from 604,000 in […]

US Stock Market’s Direction is Based on Fed

US Stock Market’s Direction is Based on Fed

$SPY The US stock market finished lower last week on relatively low volume and volatility. Perhaps it was the pre-conceived negative earnings expectations due to reports released before the results season started that fueled the lackluster price action. Perhaps it was options expiration. Uncertainty over the size of the expected Fed rate cut at the […]

Stocks Finished Flat on Mixed Economic Data

Stocks Finished Flat on Mixed Economic Data

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The gauge of equities finished flat to unchanged Tuesday, as US Treasury yields moved higher on a stronger-than-anticipated report on US retail sales raised the possibility the Fed might adopt a less Dovish stance. The S&P 500 lost 0.3% Tuesday, led lower by shares of energy and technology companies, while […]

Trade Worries Not a Drag on US Business Investment

Trade Worries Not a Drag on US Business Investment

$GS Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) economists are skeptical that trade policy uncertainty is a major drag on business investment now. Instead, they are pointing to other economic indicators, which they say are still okay. “The link between economic policy uncertainty and Capex weakens sharply when taking into account financial conditions and company investment spending expectations, which […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock at 3 Yr Lows

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock at 3 Yr Lows

$TSLA, FCAU, GM FLASH: Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock is at 3 year lows Bernstein analyst Max Warburton says that while there may be some tepid interest in Tesla’s assets, it’s unlikely a European carmaker would buy the company. “What assets are attractive? Tesla no longer has genuinely differentiated tech. The production plant is sub-par. The Gigafactory […]

US Home-buyers ‘Trading Up’ on Falling Mortgage Rates

US Home-buyers ‘Trading Up’ on Falling Mortgage Rates

FLASH: This year’s dive in mortgage rates is giving Americans an incentive to upgrade to pricier houses. One result of falling borrowing costs is that buyers are able to afford bigger mortgages. Those seeking pricier properties are acting now because their choices are increasing, and profits from selling their current home can fund the down […]

Box Office: ‘Detective Pikachu’ Uncovers $58-M’

Box Office: ‘Detective Pikachu’ Uncovers $58-M’

$DIS, $LGF, $TWX MGM’s ‘The Hustle’, pulled in $13.5-M, and eOne and STX’s ‘Poms’, disappointed with $5.1-M. Avengers: Endgame has retained its #1 spotat the domestic box office for a 3rd week running. Marvel’s Endgame earning $61.3-M in NA. The movie’s cumulative global box office is now $2.485-B, now 2nd to James Cameron’s all-time earner, […]

US Housing Demand Surprises Pessimistic Economists

US Housing Demand Surprises Pessimistic Economists

FLASH: More on The Trump Policies ‘working’; Contracts to buy previously owned homes rose to 8-month highs in March, the National Association of Realtors said Tuesday. The NAR’s pending home sales index increased to a reading of 105.8, +3.8% from the previous month and the highest since July. February’s index was unrevised at 101.9. Economists polled […]

US Existing Home Sales Fall More Than Expected in March

US Existing Home Sales Fall More Than Expected in March

Source: Thompson Reuters US home sales fell more than expected in March as rising demand stoked by declining mortgage rates and slowing house price inflation continued to be frustrated by a lack of properties, especially in the lower-priced segment of the market. The report from the  National Association of Realtors (NAR) on Monday could temper expectations of […]

US Home-builder Sentiment Marks 6-Month High, Sales Up with Strong Economy

US Home-builder Sentiment Marks 6-Month High, Sales Up with Strong Economy

Sentiment among US home-builders climbed to a 6-month high in April, another indication that the housing market is gathering momentum during the Key Spring season. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose 1 point to 63, matching the median estimate in Bloomberg’s survey of economists, on improvements in present sales and buyer traffic, […]

US Economy Looks ‘Very Good’ in Here, Stocks Break Out on Volume

US Economy Looks ‘Very Good’ in Here, Stocks Break Out on Volume

$DIA, $SPY,$QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: S&P 500 marks its Best Quarter since 2009 Friday the US stock market liked what it heard: The US and China held “constructive” trade talks in Beijing this week, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the White House. Trade talks will continue next week in Washington with China’s Vice […]

US New Home Sales Declined in January

US New Home Sales Declined in January

Sales of new US single-family homes fell in January, suggesting the housing market weakness persisted early in Q-1. The Commerce Department said on Thursday new home sales declined 6.9 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 607,000 units. December’s sales pace was revised higher to 652,000 units from the previously reported 621,000 units. Economists polled […]

Tuesday the Broad Market Extends the Gains Off Friday’s Recovery

Tuesday the Broad Market Extends the Gains Off Friday’s Recovery

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Small businesses see bright future ahead Most S&P 500 sectors finish with gains Softening Consumer Price Index for February reinforced notion Fed will be patient US Treasury yields even lower Optimism among small companies in the US improved in February, snapping a 5-month losing streak that was the longest […]

US Consumers Cautious, Retail Sale Up a Bit

US Consumers Cautious, Retail Sale Up a Bit

US retail sales ex-automobiles rose slightly in January after a sharp drop in December, reflecting cautious optimism taken by consumers after athe 35 day partial government shutdown. The Commerce Department said Monday that retail sales increased just 0.2%, after a sharp fall of 1.6% in December, the biggest US decliner in 9 years. The economy has […]

US Mortgage Rates Fall, Home Sales Rise

US Mortgage Rates Fall, Home Sales Rise

More Americans signed contracts to buy homes in January as lower mortgage rates gave the real estate market a boost. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said Wednesday its pending home sales index rose 4.6% last month to 103.2. The rebound has come as average 30-year mortgage rates have fallen since peaking at nearly 5% in early […]

The Bulls Are In Charge of the US Stock Market

The Bulls Are In Charge of the US Stock Market

FLASH: This a Special Report, looking ahead at this leg of the longest Bull run in market history The US Stock Market: The Bulls Vs The Bears Russell 2000 +16.4% YTD NAS Comp +12.6% YTD DJIA +11.0% YTD S&P 500 +10.7% YTD US stocks rallied late last week into options expiration, even as some analysts felt like they should […]

NRF Forecasts Solid Retail Sales Growth for 2019

NRF Forecasts Solid Retail Sales Growth for 2019

The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, forecasts that retail sales should grow between 3.8 and 4.4% to more than $3.8-T this year as shoppers remain in the mood to spend in a strong US economy and job market. The forecast, released Tuesday, is in line with the 4.6% gain the group preliminarily estimated […]

Ferrari 2018 (NYSE:RACE) Core Q-3 Earnings Unchanged

Ferrari 2018 (NYSE:RACE) Core Q-3 Earnings Unchanged

$RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) sales mix trended toward its “entry-level” Portofino Supercar in the Q-3 rather than its high-margin Limited-Edition models. The iconic Italian Supercar maker has had a run of record earnings, helped by its higher-margin Special Edition models and a “customisations programme’. Investors have been looking for reassurance that new CEO Louis Camilleri can […]

US Stocks: Looking Ahead with Clarity

US Stocks: Looking Ahead with Clarity

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Stocks finished higher on the week, and wrapped up a disappointing month and year. The S&P 500 is off 7% in Y 2018 after peaking with a 10% YTD gainer in late September prior to the consolidation. The Fed’s tightening and heightened uncertainty into Y 2019 have brought valuations on the […]

US Consumers Opened Their Wallets in November

US Consumers Opened Their Wallets in November

US consumer spending gathered momentum in November as households bought furniture, electronics and a range of other goods, which could further allay fears of a significant slowdown in the economy. The upbeat data from the Commerce Department on Friday bolstered expectations that the Fed will raise interest rates at its 18-19 December policy meeting, despite moderating inflation […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA): China is Key to Its Future

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA): China is Key to Its Future

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA): China is Key to Its Future $TSLA, $GM, $F, $VLKAY, $HMC, $TM China is Key to Tesla’s future, and so it is not surprising that the US-China trade dispute is hitting the company hard. China is Tesla’s largest market outside the US, accounting for about 10% of total revenue in the 1st 3-Q’s […]

‘Black Friday’ Merging with ‘Cyber Monday’ for Record Sales

‘Black Friday’ Merging with ‘Cyber Monday’ for Record Sales

‘Black Friday’ Merging with ‘Cyber Monday’ for Record Sales The buying and selling pace that was set Thanksgiving Day carried over into Black Friday as consumers continued to open their wallets at a record-setting rate, according to the latest data. We learned that Friday evening that consumers had spent $4.1-B as of 8:00p ET, which […]

Now is it is Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Vs the Automotive World

Now is it is Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Vs the Automotive World

Now is it is Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Vs the Automotive World $TSLA, $VLKAY, $GM, $F The world’s giant automakers are planning big pushes into EV production, and none bigger than Volkswagen (OTCMKT:VLKAY) is coming up to challenge fledgling Tesla in its tiny 1 plant niche market. Ok, Tesla has sold about 500,000 cars worldwide, which accounts […]

Michigan’s Goal: Build a Lucrative Marijuana Industry from the Ground Up

Michigan’s Goal: Build a Lucrative Marijuana Industry from the Ground Up

Michigan’s Goal: Build a Lucrative Marijuana Industry from the Ground Up Michigan’s is planning to build a lucrative cannabis industry from the ‘ground up’ with passage of a ballot initiative to legalize recreational marijuana on Tuesday. It could do so by serving as a model for the rest of the Midwest, and possibly beyond. Michigan […]

A Successful Regulated Market Growing Up Around Cannabis 

A Successful Regulated Market Growing Up Around Cannabis 

A Successful Regulated Market Growing Up Around Cannabis $AMZN, $TAP, $NKE, $TLRY, $CGC, $STZ Michigan’s vote Tuesday to become the 10th US state where the recreational use of cannabis is legal is adding more momentum to a trend that some investors say is inevitable: that marijuana will become legal nationwide within the next 5 years. […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) There is No Clear Evidence that 2018 Production is ‘Sold Out”

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) There is No Clear Evidence that 2018 Production is ‘Sold Out”

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) There is No Clear Evidence that 2018 Production is ‘Sold Out” $TSLA There is no evidence that Y 2018 production has sold out. Norway registrations continue to deteriorate. LIBOR rates are rising again in Q-4. Tesla is a Trap! It has been almost weeks since Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) reported its Q-3 earnings, sending the […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) New Car Sales + 11% in Q-3, Profit Doubles

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) New Car Sales + 11% in Q-3, Profit Doubles

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) New Car Sales + 11% in Q-3, Profit Doubles $RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) sales mix favored the entry level Portofino convertible in Q-3 rather than its high-margin Limited-Edition models on availability, weighing a bit on the Italian company’s earnings. Investors are looking for reassurance that CEO Louis Camilleri can maintain Ferrari’s strong growth achieved […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Future Is Not Secure Yet

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Future Is Not Secure Yet

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Future Is Not Secure Yet $TSLA Following Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) and Elon Musk has been Wild, that will not change in the foreseeable future. Last week stronger-than-expected Q-3 results relieved some of the pressure on the company and its deposed Chairman, Elon Musk, after a turbulent several months. In early August Mr. Musk smothered […]

Canadian Cannabis Companies Report Record Sales Post-Legalization

Canadian Cannabis Companies Report Record Sales Post-Legalization

Canadian Cannabis Companies Report Record Sales Post-Legalization It has been a little more than a week since recreational cannabis sales were launched in Canada, and already the policy has become a big hit. Millions of dollars in cannabis sales have already been recorded, and in the province of British Columbia alone there have been more […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment Up On Solid Demand

US Homebuilder Sentiment Up On Solid Demand

US Homebuilder Sentiment Up On Solid Demand October’s pickup in sentiment across the 3 sub-indexes and all 4 regions indicates the market for newly-built homes Confidence among America’s homebuilders unexpectedly rose in October, registering the 1st gainer in 5 months amid falling lumber prices and solid demand, according to a report Tuesday from the National […]

Targets (NYSE:TGT) Q-2 Revenue, Profit Beat the Street Estimates

Targets (NYSE:TGT) Q-2 Revenue, Profit Beat the Street Estimates

Targets (NYSE:TGT) Q-2 Revenue, Profit Beat the Street Estimates $TGT Target Corp.’s Q-2 sales and profit beat estimates on Wednesday, helped by strong online sales and higher customer visits that grew the most in a 10 years, shares are trading nearly 5% higher as of this writing The Minneapolis-based retailer also raised its profit forecast […]

Gem Diamonds Continues to Dig Up Big Rocks in Africa

Gem Diamonds Continues to Dig Up Big Rocks in Africa

Gem Diamonds Continues to Dig Up Big Rocks in Africa $GMDMF Africa-focused Gem Diamonds (LON:GEMD, OTCMKT:GMDMF) must be getting used to recovering huge precious rocks from its flagship Letšeng mine in Lesotho, as it has just dug up another massive one. The 138-carat, Top white colour Type IIa diamond is 12th diamond over 100 carats the company finds this […]

Budcoin to Build Marijuana Transactional Portal

Budcoin to Build Marijuana Transactional Portal

Budcoin to Build Marijuana Transactional Portal The Budcoin Portal will deliver solutions for growers, retailers, brands and end users. Whether you are a major Agricultural operation or growing plants in your home Budcoin’s interface will help you produce quality plants, discover new technology and for businesses offer a fast and secure transactional platform for industry […]

Ferrari’s 275 P Works Racer, Is it the Most Historic? 

Ferrari’s 275 P Works Racer, Is it the Most Historic? 

Ferrari’s 275 P Works Racer, Is it the Most Historic? $RACE, $BID The Big Q: What is the most successful vintage Ferrari race car ever? The Big A: It is not the most sought after and revered 250 GTO, or the 330 P4, but according to RM Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID), Ferrari’s best classic racer is a 275 […]

Morning Briefing: Special Report on Strong US Retail

Morning Briefing: Special Report on Strong US Retail

Morning Briefing: Special Report on Strong US Retail $WMT, $COST, $AMZN, $LOW, $URBN, $DG, $HD, $DLTR, $JWN On the world markets: World stocks rose Friday as news of plans for US-China trade talks stoked positive sentiment over their tariff dust up, DJIA finished comfortably above Key resistance at 25,500  expect a pause to refresh and the […]

Marijuana Taxes in California a Major Disappointment

Marijuana Taxes in California a Major Disappointment

Marijuana Taxes in California a Major Disappointment California’s legal marijuana market is off to a slow start and off of the governments tax targets. Marijuana cultivation and excise tax collections hit $48-M in Q-2, state officials announced Wednesday. That is up from Q-1 but well below the windfall envisioned by the state. Finance officials had […]

Americans are Shopping, Retail Sales Up Sharply in July

Americans are Shopping, Retail Sales Up Sharply in July

Americans are Shopping, Retail Sales Up Sharply in July $M, $WMT, $COST, $AMZN Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that confident consumers are helping drive strong economic growth. The US Commerce Department says retail sales rose at a 0.5% annual rate in July, after a 0.2% […]

US Retail Sales Strong in 2018

US Retail Sales Strong in 2018

US Retail Sales Strong in 2018 $M, $WMT, $COST, $USO NRF Lifts 2018 Retail Sales Forecast on Strong Job Market, Tax Reform The National Retail Federation on Monday raised its US retail sales forecast for Y 2018, citing higher wages, gains in disposable income and a strong job market that have boosted consumer spending. The […]

Major Luxury Auto Makers EVs Coming to ‘Kill’ Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Major Luxury Auto Makers EVs Coming to ‘Kill’ Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)

Major Luxury  Auto Makers EVs Coming to ‘Kill’ Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) $TSLA A wave of Tesla killers is about to roll off the production lines of premium European carmakers including Jaguar, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and BMW, starting now. Count it as another headache for Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk, whose tweets about taking the company private are reportedly under […]

Elon Musk and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Have Made 100’s of Millions from California’s EV Mandate.

Elon Musk and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Have Made 100’s of Millions from California’s EV Mandate.

Elon Musk and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Have Made 100’s of Millions from California’s EV Mandate $TSLA The Trump Administration proposed rolling back Hussein Obama-era fuel economy standards, including withdrawing California’s authority to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from cars and mandate EVs The decision not only sets up the White House for another legal battle with California, […]

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 […]

Supreme Court: “States Can Tax Amazon Marketplace”

Supreme Court: “States Can Tax Amazon Marketplace”

Supreme Court: “States Can Tax Amazon Marketplace” $AMZN Thursday, the US Supreme Court ruling will now allow states and local governments to pursue sales taxes on more online transactions. The Big Q: How can states collect it? Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) the world’s largest online retailer already takes in sales taxes in all states that charge them […]

US Economy Growing at 4.8% Annual Rate

US Economy Growing at 4.8% Annual Rate

US Economy Growing at 4.8% Annual Rate The US economy is growing at a 4.8% annualized rate in Q-2, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed Thursday, following data that showed domestic retail sales grew at its strongest pace in 6 months in May. The latest estimate on gross domestic product growth was faster […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Michigan Dealer Debuts Major Expansion

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Michigan Dealer Debuts Major Expansion

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Michigan Dealer Debuts Major Expansion $RACE Michigan’s only Ferrari dealership debuted  its $5-M expansion when it opened for business on Monday inside a 53,000sqf store in the Detroit suburbs. Cauley Ferrari, in West Bloomfield, put the finishing touches on a makeover to match the luxury sports cars it has been selling there since […]

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Continues to Dominate

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Continues to Dominate

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Continues to Dominate $DIS, $LGF, $VIA, $TWX Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War continued to dominate the early Summer box office at the weekend, earning $112.5-M domestically from 4,474 theaters to score the 2nd-biggest 2nd frame outing ever as it topped the $1-B mark globally faster than any film in history. Overseas, […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is a High Performance ‘Machine’

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is a High Performance ‘Machine’

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) is a High Performance ‘Machine’ $RACE Ferrari, the world’s Top automotive brand, is an iconic performance machine, and not just its Supercars. A look the financial performance shows exceptional performance, too. No car maker in the sluggish, low valation sector has data that apply to Ferrari. The Q-1 data showed strong earnings of […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Beats ‘The Street’, Stock Roars

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Beats ‘The Street’, Stock Roars

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Beats ‘The Street’, Stock Roars $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), the iconic Italian manufacturer of high performance cars reported above-consensus Q-1 earnings of 0.96/share on revenue of nearly $1-B, which increased 1.2% Y-Y. Vehicle shipments totaled 2,128 during Q-1, +6.2% Y-Y. Shipment growth was driven by sales of V12 models while sales of V8 models […]

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Seen Halting a 3-Month Retail Sales Slump

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Seen Halting a 3-Month Retail Sales Slump

President Trump’s Tax Cuts Seen Halting a 3-Month Retail Sales Slump $SPY For sure President Trump’s tax cuts have given a boost to Americans’ take-home pay this year. The Big Q: Will the US consumer putting the extra cash toward savings and debt, or using it to go shopping? The Big A: We here a […]

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Economic Growth and Investment The latest industrial production report was much better than expected and positive on multiple levels. Overall production was up 1.1% while the manufacturing component was up 1.2%. Probably more importantly, the improvement in manufacturing was centered on business […]

US Retail Sales Slide for 3rd Month Running, Inflation Edges Up

US Retail Sales Slide for 3rd Month Running, Inflation Edges Up

US Retail Sales Slide for 3rd Month Running, Inflation Edges Up $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US retail sales fell for a 3rd straight month in February as households cut back on purchases of motor vehicles and other big-ticket items. Despite signs of cooling in consumer spending, inflation pressures are building, which may allow the Fed […]

LA: Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Top Estimates

LA: Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Top Estimates

LA: Legal Recreational Marijuana Sales Top Estimates Marijuana sales in Los Angeles are higher than estimated since marijuana became legal on 1 January according to reports “Originally the department was given a budget of $1.3-M, and to date we have collected over $2.2-M in licensing fees, and we have around about $800,000 in outstanding invoices, […]

US Homebuilders ‘Excited About Trump’s Pro-Business Political Climate’

US Homebuilders ‘Excited About Trump’s Pro-Business Political Climate’

US Homebuilders ‘Excited About Trump’s Pro-Business Political Climate’ The outlook from US builders is being buoyed by a very strong job market and the overall health of the economy. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Thursday remained at 72 this month. That’s still just 2 points shy of December’s reading, which was […]

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