Signature Real Estate is Back, Housing Market Recovers

Signature Real Estate is Back, Housing Market Recovers

The luxury side of the housing market is getting strong again, according to a new report.  Potential homebuyers with big money have been sitting on the sidelines due to The China Virus quarantines and lockdowns. But as the country reopens, they are house hunting, according to a new report by Realtor.com released Thursday. “After being […]

Economic Trends: SoCal Pending Home Sales Rise 8th Week Running

Economic Trends: SoCal Pending Home Sales Rise 8th Week Running

$Z Southern California house hunters put 5% more homes into escrow in the most recent wk, the 8th straight weekly increase, as the buying pace now is running just 2% shy of Y 2019. Zillow’s (NASDAQ:Z) weekly report on activity from brokers’ listing services in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties shows the […]

.DXY (DX) Futures Technical Analysis, Investors Bet on Dovish Fed

.DXY (DX) Futures Technical Analysis, Investors Bet on Dovish Fed

$DX $.DXY $USD $JPY $EUR $GBP $CAD Tuesday, the USD reversed late in the session and is now trading lower against a basket of major currencies. The selling pressure is being led by a strong upward surge in the Euro. The Canadian Dollar is also making a comeback along with the British Pound. The Japanese Yen has been strong all session […]

US Stocks End the Week on a Positive Note

US Stocks End the Week on a Positive Note

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $AAPL $MSFT Friday, the S&P 500 finished +1.4% on Friday, wrapping up a negative week on a positive note with buyers coming into the close as sellers faded. All 11 S&P 500 sector indexes finished in the Green, with IT leading at + 2.1% and materials rallied 1.5%. The tech […]

Gold Sellers Opt for Bucks Due to Coronavirus

Gold Sellers Opt for Bucks Due to Coronavirus

$XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $PLAT $USD Gold prices fell Monday as investors stockpile cash, with a rising numbers of coronavirus-led national lockdowns threatening to overshadow stimulus measures from global central banks to combat the economic damage. Spot gold edged down 0.2% to 1,494.63 oz by 0320 GMT, after rising as much as 3.1% in the […]

Gold Price Technical Outlook

Gold Price Technical Outlook

$GC $XAU $GLD Gold futures rose Tuesday, rebounding from a 5-session decliner after the Fed’s announcement to boost lending eased fears over a contraction in liquidity. US equity markets recovered some after Monday’s steep decliner, after the Fed stepped in and putting more liquidity into the economy. This triggered the relief rally in gold because […]

Unprecedented Stresses in US Financial Markets Has Investor Sidelining Trillions in Cash

Unprecedented Stresses in US Financial Markets Has Investor Sidelining Trillions in Cash

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USD $JPY $VXX Friday, Ultra Long-term US T-Bond futures moved about 1.3 pts a day on average in January, were down more than 7 pts on the day and off 36 pts from Monday’s high. Italian sovereign debt had imploded. An index of costs to insure corporate debt with credit-default swaps […]

The Collector’s Car Market 2019

The Collector’s Car Market 2019

After several discussions with experts in the vintage, classic and special interest collector sector, we learned that buyers are not feeling the need to rush into the market as it has cooled. Today’s buyers are said to be people interested in cars for what they actually are, rather than cars representing another alternative investment asset […]

Short-Sellers Win Big Betting Against Marijuana Stocks in 2019

Short-Sellers Win Big Betting Against Marijuana Stocks in 2019

Short-sellers are winning big this year with expensive bets against marijuana stocks. Cannabis Bears have cleared $993-M in mark-to-market gains so far in Y 2019, even after losing $132-M this month as stocks bounced off their lows, according to data from financial analytics firm S3 Partners. Short exposure to the sector grew by $843-M or […]

Gold Price: Bulls Vs Bears

Gold Price: Bulls Vs Bears

$XAU $GLD Gold futures posted wild 2-sided trade late Wednesday before turning lower for the session after the Federal Reserve decided to cut its benchmark interest rate 25-bpts as it remained deeply divided on the need for further easing as the economy improves. The Fed took down its benchmark overnight lending rate to a target […]

Gold’s Price: The Bulls Vs The Bears

Gold’s Price: The Bulls Vs The Bears

$GLD, $XAU Gold’s market remains inside its 11 July range for a 2nd session, which suggests investor indecision and impending volatility. The lack of movement in the USD and Treasury yields is helping to contribute to the tight trading range. Tuesday, August COMEX gold is trading at: 1,416.50, +3.00 (+0.21%), as of 1:37a EDT, the market […]

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 […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Looking Back Over the Year.5

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Looking Back Over the Year.5

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Looking Back Over the Past Year.5 $TSLA In the wake of his recent Axios interview of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk broadcast a lot of stuff to his listeners and devotees. Much is hyperbole, some is fact. Below are of some things that happened at the fledgling US EV maker over the past year.5, as […]

The Top 5 Most Shorted Stocks on the NYSE

The Top 5 Most Shorted Stocks on the NYSE

The Top 5 Most Shorted Stocks on the NYSE $F, $GE, $BAC, $SNAP, $RAD History tells us that October can be a volatile frame for the stock market, and this year we are seeing it in spades. Investors and traders worry about the Fed raising interest rates, weakness in global and emerging markets, the effects […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Embattled CEO, Chides Funds That Lend Shares to Short-sellers

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Embattled CEO, Chides Funds That Lend Shares to Short-sellers

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Embattled CEO, Chides Funds That Lend Shares to Short-sellers $TSLA, $BLK, $VTI Accused by Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk of making “excessive profit” by lending shares to *Short-sellers, Top index fund companies shot back Friday that they are only looking out for their investors. The responses from BlackRock Inc and Vanguard Group came […]

Institutional Investors are Quietly Adding Cryptocurrencies to Holdings

Institutional Investors are Quietly Adding Cryptocurrencies to Holdings

Institutional Investors are Quietly Adding Cryptocurrencies to Holdings $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Institutional investors are becoming more involved in the $220-B cryptocurrency market than many observers may realize. Buyers such as hedge funds have replaced HNWIs (high-net-worth individuals) as the biggest buyers of large lots of digital coins worth more than $100-K through private transactions.. The Big […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk Filmed Smoking Marijuana, Stock Dives

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk Filmed Smoking Marijuana, Stock Dives

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk Filmed Smoking Marijuana, Stock Dives $TSLA Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEo Elon Musk was filmed smoking marijuana, drinking whiskey and wielding a sword just hours before the automaker said its accounting chief would leave after a 1-month stint, the latest in a string of unusual behavior and executive departures that is […]

Elon Musk, Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Tried to ‘Burn’ Short-Sellers

Elon Musk, Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Tried to ‘Burn’ Short-Sellers

Elon Musk, Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Tried to ‘Burn’ Short-Sellers $TSLA Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) and CECO Elon Musk has been sued by noted short-seller Andrew Left, who alleges Mr. Musk fraudulently engineered his since-abandoned plan to take Tesla private to “burn” stock investors who bet the EV company’s shares would plunge. Mr. Left, who runs Citron […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Short-Sellers Back in Force

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Short-Sellers Back in Force

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Short-Sellers Back in Force $TSLA The number of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) shares sold short has rebounded and are now higher than before CEO Elon Musk proposed Tuesday taking the EV maker private, according to data from financial technology and analytics firm S3 Partners. As of Thursday, 34.75-M Tesla shares were sold short, up […]

The Future of Retail Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

The Future of Retail Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

The Future of Retail Fits in the Palm of Your Hand $FB, $AAPL, $AMZN, $M, $ETSY, $INTU, $CRM The future of retail is not e-Commerce or 1-channel or pop-up shops or geo-fenced flash sales, the future of retail is palm-sized. As social media consumerism cultivates and nurtures a growing number of cool, in your face […]

Cancer Risk and Coffee? No Real Evidence of Any!

Cancer Risk and Coffee? No Real Evidence of Any!

Cancer Risk and Coffee? No Real Evidence of Any! Health experts say the controversial warning overstates the risks and that the health benefits of drinking coffee far outweigh any potential downsides. More California “Nut Country” action. Recently, a California  judge ruled that coffee sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. The Big Q: How […]

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) a $1-T Company Within Year

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) a $1-T Company Within Year

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) a $1-T Company Within Year $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $AMZN Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) says it believes online giant  Amazon.com Inc. may reach a 2,000/share price in the next 12 months. “Amazon’s high margin aka revenue disclosure speaks to the $1-T (2,000/share) sum of parts Bull case.” Morgan Stanley reiterated its overweight rating for […]

Investors Find Themselves in a Seller’s Market, October Surprise?

Investors Find Themselves in a Seller’s Market, October Surprise?

Investors Find Themselves in a Seller’s Market, October Surprise? $DIA, $DXY, $GLD, $USO, $GBPUSD Tuesday could be unofficially declared as the seller’s market across the financial arena with major equities and currencies all encountering heavy selling momentum during trading on Tuesday. The only asset class that to benefit was the Buck, which has spiked to 7-month […]

Extreme Volatility and Market Breadth Seen in Coming Days

Extreme Volatility and Market Breadth Seen in Coming Days

Extreme Volatility and Market Breadth Seen in Coming Days $DIA, $GLD, $SLV There was some excitement Tuesday, as the Dow Jones was down 1.41% and the NYSE saw a day of extreme breadth.  But the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) recovered from its early week losses, and ended the week higher than last Friday’s close.  The […]