US Homebuilder Confidence Hits Record High on Low Rates

US Homebuilder Confidence Hits Record High on Low Rates

#Homebuilder #confidence #lowrates $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX US homebuilder confidence advanced in October to an all-time high as record-low interest rates continued to fuel sales and the demand outlook. A gauge of builder sentiment climbed to 85, the highest in records back to Y 1985, from 83 a month earlier, according to the National Association […]

Coronavirus Fatigue is Here, ‘The People’ are Beginning to Rebel Against Draconian Government Restrictions

Coronavirus Fatigue is Here, ‘The People’ are Beginning to Rebel Against Draconian Government Restrictions

#coronavirus #people #government #draconian #restrictions #PresidentTrump #PMJohnson “The People love freedom, they will have it!” — Paul Ebeling Most governments have failed to produce answers about when life will return to some version of normalcy. President Trump’s plan to reopen the US economy is somewhat dependant on governors and mayors. European leaders cannot say when […]

“We Will Rebuild Prosperity. We did it Once, We will do it Again”

“We Will Rebuild Prosperity. We did it Once, We will do it Again”

#PresidentTrump #rebuild #economy #growth #consumer #conficence “We will rebuild prosperity. We built it once, we will rebuild it again.” –Larry Kudlow White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow vowed that President Trump will continue to push the economy along a path of strong growth in the wake of the China virus chaos. “Regarding his 2nd-term policies to […]

President Trump will Give the US 4 More Years of Economic Growth

President Trump will Give the US 4 More Years of Economic Growth

#PresidentTrump #economic #growth $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “We the People hold the Key to saving America from going to a place from which it will never return”— Paul Ebeling There are a lot of things going on in the financial markets, and there are a lot of reasons why markets are very active, but […]

September, the Healthy Correction Month

September, the Healthy Correction Month

#September #correction #stockmarket $FAANGs $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The S&P 500 index was on the verge of a correction, defined as a 10% decline from its all-time closing high, after ending 9.6% below its 2 September record Wednesday. The benchmark index then moved higher Thursday afternoon trade after seesawing during the session. The tech-heavy […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, FAANGs Topping

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, FAANGs Topping

#WallStreet #PaulEbeling #BigTech #economy #growth #Bulls #Bears #money #FAANGs #Microsoft #virus $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $MSFT $VXX Last Week in Review: Another week of selling, particularly in the mega-cap techs The China virus stock market rally had a mild, nothing wk if you only look at the percentage change. The DJIA lost just 0.03% in […]

The Fed Capped the Momentum in the Mega Tech Rally

The Fed Capped the Momentum in the Mega Tech Rally

#Fed #FOMC #QE #MegaTech #rally $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Mega tech’s market-leading days are numbered thanks to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell. The NAS 100 sank as much as 2.8% Thursday, pushed down by a fall in the mega cap tech stocks that have powered this rally. The decline came after FOMC policy makers pledged […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Stocks are Going Higher

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Stocks are Going Higher

#WallStreet #PaulEbeling #BigTech #earnings #economy #growth #employment #interest #Bulls #money #FAANGs $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Week’s Action Week in Review: Another week of selling, particularly in the mega-caps The selling from the prior week carried over to the shortened trading week. The S&P 500 fell 2.5%, the NAS Comp fell 4.1%, the DJIA […]

Stocks are Forward Looking Assets, the Sentiment is Very Bullish

Stocks are Forward Looking Assets, the Sentiment is Very Bullish

#PresidentTrump #Fed #liquidity #stocks #earnings #economy #VShaped $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Stocks are forward-looking assets, so this market should hold up in the coming months no matter economic numbers are not great and The Virus is still hanging around, we have at V-Shaped stock market recovery and a V-Shaped economy is building. The amount […]

On the Market, Know and Digest This “the Bulls are in Charge”

On the Market, Know and Digest This “the Bulls are in Charge”

#Bulls #Summary #markets $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Summary US stocks closed flat to unchanged Monday despite strength in the tech sector. US Treasures advanced, sending 10-yr yields down 2 bpts. USD declined modestly Vs the G-10 basket, with the AUS pacing gains. Gold strengthened more than 2%. Asian equity futures are higher. US corporate investment-grade […]

The 100-Day Gainer Best Since August 1933, The Trump Policies Work

The 100-Day Gainer Best Since August 1933, The Trump Policies Work

#stocks #recovery #Bull #Bear #market #PresidentTrump $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The US stock market has not experienced a 100-Day gainer this strong since Y 1933, stocks have seen a very strong recovery in the 100 trading days since the 23 March lows Thursday marked the 100th trading day since the stock market’s chaos panic […]

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 […]

“Fear is Driving Decline in US Consumer Activity”

“Fear is Driving Decline in US Consumer Activity”

#fear #sentiment #confidence #US #consumer #Fed #C19coronavirus Sunday, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis said “fear” is the Key factor behind a distressing decline in consumer activity that signals a stalling of the economic recovery. In a TV interview Fed member Neel Kashkari said consumers have to feel safe from the C-19 coronavirus chaos […]

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 […]

When There are Too Many Bulls the Market Reverses Every Time

When There are Too Many Bulls the Market Reverses Every Time

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX DJIA +477.37 at 25605.56, NAS Comp +96.08 at 9588.83, S&P 500 +39.21 at 3041.18 Friday, the S&P 500 gained 1.3% to reclaim some of Thursday’s 7% day’s decline, it was up 2.9% early in the session. The DJIA (+1.9%), NAS Comp (+1.0%), and Russell 2000 (+2.3%) also bounced.   Media explanations, like the risk of a 2nd wave of […]

After This Instant Recovery Nearly 70% of Managed Money is Still Bearish

After This Instant Recovery Nearly 70% of Managed Money is Still Bearish

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX The love-hate relationship many investors had with US stocks during the 11 yr Bull market is reemerging, as stock steadily climb the Wall of Worry in the face of economic devastation and uncertainty. The benchmark S&P 500 index has risen 34% from its 23 March lows and the NAS Comp is […]

May 2020: World Business Economic Sentiment

May 2020: World Business Economic Sentiment

Economic sentiment has improved since last month, per our latest survey of global executives on C-19 coronavirus chaos and the economy. Still, their near-term outlook remains more negative than positive. Since early April, a growing number of businesses and governments around the world have begun to reopen, ushering in a new phase of the C-19 coronavirus […]

The Global Business Sentiment in the Wake of the COVID-19 Coronavirus

The Global Business Sentiment in the Wake of the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In McKinsey’s latest survey global executives report a gloomier outlook than a month ago, 67% expect a sizable contraction in the world economy, and a most predict declining company profits. The COVID-19 chaos spread quickly across and within geographies, and now executives share growing concerns about its economic impact and, varying by region, dramatic shifts in […]

This Bull Market Vs the Coronavirus Externality

This Bull Market Vs the Coronavirus Externality

$DIA $SPY $QQQ Many people saw the recent market selloff as the start of a Bear market, from the beginning I argued it was an external effect in this long Bull market. So, whether 23-24 March marked The bottom or A bottom is irrelevant I believe. The broad Question is whether the long-term factors that […]

Investor Sentiment is Turning Positive

Investor Sentiment is Turning Positive

$SPY $SPX The markets move from speculators to investors. There is budding optimistic investor sentiment as numerous countries have taken steps to lessen lockdown restrictions and many of the most gravely impacted countries see the flattening of their infection curves and allow non-essential workers to go back to work Now, we are seeing more and […]

“Slowing US Virus Cases to Put Floor Under Stocks, Sunlight Ahead”

“Slowing US Virus Cases to Put Floor Under Stocks, Sunlight Ahead”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The DJIA rallied 7.7% to start the trading week. Sentiment was boosted by encouraging signs that the COVID-19 outbreak may be improving. The DJIA (+7.7%) and Russell 2000 (+8.2%) set the pace, followed by the NAS Comp (+7.3%) and S&P 500 (+7.0%). The positive bias was formed overnight in the […]

Investors Looking at a Wide Range of Indicators for Market Direction

Investors Looking at a Wide Range of Indicators for Market Direction

$VXX $DIA $SPY $QQQ Investors are studying a wide range of technical indicators, from infection counts to more traditional indicators, for clues on the direction the markets will take in coming weeks as the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus continues to spread. Some point to signs that the worst of the waterfall sell-off that […]

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 […]

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 […]

People are Asking, “What is going on in this Stock Market?”

People are Asking, “What is going on in this Stock Market?”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX The Big Q: What is going on in this Stock Market? The Big A: A confluence of confusion aka lots of unknowns. I have been in the stock market since Y 1981, and like everyone else I know in this game, have not see this kind of action ever. What we […]

Companies and Executives are Buying Their Own Stocks in Here

Companies and Executives are Buying Their Own Stocks in Here

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Follow the insiders in this market Company executives see their own businesses daily, and through their actions are telling us that fears about the hit to economic growth because of COVID-19 are overdone. With that in mind, they are stepping up buying their own companies’ shares, and in all the […]

Fed’s Powell: “Economy Is Fine but Fed Ready to Act as Needed”

Fed’s Powell: “Economy Is Fine but Fed Ready to Act as Needed”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Friday, Fed Chairman Powell said he will “act as appropriate” to support the economy in the face of risks posed by the coronavirus outbreak, though he said the economy remains in solid condition. “The fundamentals of the US economy remain strong,” Chairman Powell said in a statement released amid an ongoing […]

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, […]

Consumer Sentiment Marks 8-Month Highs

Consumer Sentiment Marks 8-Month Highs

US consumer sentiment increased in January to an 8-month high, indicating sustained optimism in the face of the coronavirus and the impeachment trial. The University of Michigan’s sentiment index for January rose to 99.8, up from 99.3 in December and compared with a preliminary reading of 99.1, data showed Friday. The gainer reflected a 6-month high in […]

States That Backed Donald Trump Growing Faster Than Hillary Clinton Supporters

States That Backed Donald Trump Growing Faster Than Hillary Clinton Supporters

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The States that backed Republican President Trump in Y 2016 have enjoyed faster growth last year than states that supported Democrat Hillary Clinton, a Yelp index shows. Five of the 7 fastest-growing states in the US during Y 2019 went Red in the last Presidential election, according to a trend tracked […]

America’s Greatest Bull Market Powers Through the Mideast Storm

America’s Greatest Bull Market Powers Through the Mideast Storm

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Late Friday US stocks came off from record-high marks as investors took profit and data showed slower-than-expected December US jobs growth, but the major indexes posted gainers on the week. Domestic jobs increased by 145,000 last month, below the forecast for a 164,000 rise, the US government data showed, as the pace […]

President Trump Elated as the Financial Markets Post Fresh Record Highs

President Trump Elated as the Financial Markets Post Fresh Record Highs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $AAPL, $AMD President Trump cheered as US stocks posted record high closes on Thursday as optimism about a US-China trade deal firmed and as Apple and other market heavyweights posted strong gains. “STOCK MARKET AT ALL-TIME HIGH! HOW ARE YOUR 401K’S DOING? 70%, 80%, 90% up? Only 50% up! What are you […]

2020: Day 1 on Wall Street, Stocks Extend the Bull Run to New Record Highs

2020: Day 1 on Wall Street, Stocks Extend the Bull Run to New Record Highs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $AAPL Thursday, Wall Street’s major stock market indexes market record highs to open Y 2020,as fresh economic stimulus from China added to optimism fueled by easing trade tensions and an improving global outlook. China’s central bank said Wednesday it would cut the amount of cash that all banks must hold […]

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, […]

Wall Street Marks Fresh Record Highs on Optimistic Trade Resolution

Wall Street Marks Fresh Record Highs on Optimistic Trade Resolution

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street’s 3 major averages kicked off the trading week by closing at records Monday as signs pointed to progress between the United States and China on a trade truce, while a round of merger deals also helped buoy investor sentiment. President Donald Trump applauded the achievement. “Another new Stock […]

Facts Do Not Square With Sensational Headlines…Tune Out the Noise

Facts Do Not Square With Sensational Headlines…Tune Out the Noise

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Billionaire Ray Dalio said his macro hedge fund firm Bridgewater Associates does not have a net bet that the stock market will fall. A Wall Street Journal article published earlier Friday is “wrong,” Mr. Dalio wrote in a LinkedIn post. “I want to make clear that we don’t have any such […]

Manufacturing, Labor Market Data Signal Slowing Economy

Manufacturing, Labor Market Data Signal Slowing Economy

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Initial claims for the week ending 16 November were unchanged at 227,000 (consensus 216,000). Continuing claims for the week ending 9 November were up 3,000 to 1.695-M. The Key takeaway from the report is that initial claims have been more elevated than usual in recent weeks, suggesting perhaps that they have […]

Americans Buy ‘Made in the USA’, Stocks Surge

Americans Buy ‘Made in the USA’, Stocks Surge

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The DJIA and S&P 500 notched record closing highs again Thursday, as President Trump continues to cheer as the market continues to charge higher into record territory. “Stock Markets (all three) hit another ALL TIME & HISTORIC HIGH yesterday! You are sooo lucky to have me as your President (just kidding!). […]

Understanding This Market Into the Q’s End

Understanding This Market Into the Q’s End

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX At the close: DJIA -142.22 at 26807.77, NAS Comp -118.84 at 7993.62, S&P 500 -25.18 at 2966.64 US stocks fell Tuesday, as investors shunned risk following a decline in consumer confidence, and a hard-lined speech from President Trump. The S&P 500 (-0.8%) and DJIA (-0.5%) declined less than 1%, while the NAS Composite (-1.5%) and Russell […]

Gold Sentiment Traders are Net Long in Here

Gold Sentiment Traders are Net Long in Here

$XAU, $XAUUSD, $GLD FLASH: The Gold markets pulled back during the week, but then found enough support at the uptrend line of the ascending triangle to reverse and break above the Key $1450 mark Friday, US Gold futures settled near 6-year highs +1.8% at $1,457.50 oz, helped along by prospects of safe-haven investments,trade threats from […]

Gold Prices Continue to Drive North

Gold Prices Continue to Drive North

$XAU, $GLD, $USD Gold markets extended the rally Monday, that being the case, the 1400 psych mark underneath should offer support, and notably it is a large, round, psychologically significant mark. As long as the price holds above that mark, this market is Bullish to Very Bullish, but there is lots of support marks underneath […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment Posts 1st Decliner in 2019

US Homebuilder Sentiment Posts 1st Decliner in 2019

US homebuilders’ sentiment unexpectedly posted the 1st decliner this year, suggesting lower mortgage rates are failing to give the housing market a sustained boost amid property prices that remain out of reach for many buyers. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index fell 2 points below the consensus estimate at 66 to 64 in […]

Being Bullish Gold and Gold Miners

Being Bullish Gold and Gold Miners

$GLD, $XAU, $USD Forbes.com recently published 3 reasons why savvy investors need to always own gold in their portfolios. Essentially, you can never play it too safe when it comes to investing. “Holding an overweight position of an unlevered asset with limited supply such as gold will offer one of the few safe havens for […]

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, […]

Fed Mins ‘Dovish’, No Interest Rate Increases This Year and Into 2020

Fed Mins ‘Dovish’, No Interest Rate Increases This Year and Into 2020

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: The majority of Fed officials last month believed that economic conditions would likely warrant keeping its Dovish monetary policy unchanged for the rest of this year. Several officials said their view could shift in either direction based on incoming data, according to minutes of the meeting released Wednesday. Weaker growth […]

‘Smart Money’ is in Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

‘Smart Money’ is in Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

$RACE FLASH: Smart Money is right about Ferrari Ferrari N.V. (NYSE:RACE) investors should be aware of an increase in enthusiasm from smart money in here. Our calculations also showed that RACE isn’t among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds aka smart money. In today’s market there are a large number of indicators investors […]

Inflation Expectations Hit 50 Year Lows in the US

Inflation Expectations Hit 50 Year Lows in the US

FLASH: Inflation expectations fell to a 50 year lows in February, according to the University of Michigan’s Survey of Consumers (MSI). Overall consumer sentiment bounced back in February following the end of the Federal government shutdown, although the rebound was smaller than economists anticipated.  The survey produced a reading of 93.8 for final February, up 2.6 points […]

Dimon Cautious, JPMorgan Positions for a Recession

Dimon Cautious, JPMorgan Positions for a Recession

$JMP, $GS, $USD FLASH: Jamie and ‘Goldie’ have different outlooks JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon does not agree with economic doomsayers. The boss of the largest US bank acknowledged a growing number of potential obstacles to the economy that carried his firm to record profits last year. That caution was reflected in JPMorgan Chase & […]

‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Week 15: Momentum Alive

‘Yellow Vest’ Protests Week 15: Momentum Alive

 French yellow vest protest organizers are trying to tamp down violence and anti-Semitism in the movement’s ranks as they launch a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations. Hundreds of people gathered Saturday at the Arc de Triomphe monument for a march through prime Paris neighborhoods to protest President Macron’s government policies they see as favoring the […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment Tops Forecasts

US Homebuilder Sentiment Tops Forecasts

The sentiment among US homebuilders rose in February for a 2nd month runnning exceeded all forecasts, as lower mortgage rates and a strong labor market help stabilize demand. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index rose to 62 from 58 amid broad improvement on gauges of sales, expectations and buyer traffic, data released Tuesday […]

Buying Interest Triggered by Trump Polices Progress

Buying Interest Triggered by Trump Polices Progress

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Progress of President Trump’s Policies Bringing On Continued Stock Buying Interest US futures point to a higher start this morning with sentiment boosted by US lawmakers reaching an agreement in principle to possibly avert another government shutdown later this week. The S&P 500 futures trade 18 pts, or 0.7%, […]

Investor Sentiment Is Key When Analyzing the Financial Markets

Investor Sentiment Is Key When Analyzing the Financial Markets

$SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Investor get excited by higher prices for financial assets. If prices of stocks 2X, it is likely that investors will want them more, and the more they go up, the more investors tend to want them, this is known as “fear or missing out,” or FOMO. So, that is why […]

US Consumer Sentiment Comes Back

US Consumer Sentiment Comes Back

The measure of US consumer sentiment improved for the 1st time in 5 weeks as political tension in Washington eased after the longest government shutdown in the country’s history. The Consumer Comfort Index rose to 58.2 last week from 57.4, according to a report Thursday. A measure of ratings about personal finances climbed to a […]

Collapse of US Housing Market Not ‘On the Cards’

Collapse of US Housing Market Not ‘On the Cards’

$BAC, $STI, $SHW, $SWK There are no shortage of warning signs for the housing market, but Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) says investors should not fear the worst. “Do not believe the narratives of a housing collapse,” economist Michelle Meyer wrote in a note to clients Tuesday. Ms. Meyer said the challenges facing the sector “should […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Near Term

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, The US stock market was primed to rebound, it rebounded. Earnings are just ahead and if stocks continue to the Northside as they have on this bounce then the lowered estimates might not be a plus. So, for now savvy players will be playing the bounce, because the selloff was […]

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Dives 12%, Sentiment Sours 

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Dives 12%, Sentiment Sours 

Bitcoin (BTC) Price Dives 12%, Sentiment Sours $BTCUSD Monday, Bitcoin (BTC) plunged more than 12%, extending declines in recent weeks in a broad-based selloff in digital currencies as sentiment sours. Several factors have accelerated the downturn, analysts said, including increased US regulatory scrutiny and a delay to January 2019 of the widely-anticipated launch of Bitcoin […]

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence

Chinese Investors Sentiment is Very Weak, Conditions Abroad Have Little Influence $ALMMF, $CHL, $PTR Market sentiment is very weak. President Xi’s government is struggling to dispel such gloom and talk stock prices back up with promises of tax cuts, more bank lending and a media campaign. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index sank 30% from January […]

US Consumer Sentiment on Track for Best Year Since 2000

US Consumer Sentiment on Track for Best Year Since 2000

US Consumer Sentiment on Track for Best Year Since 2000 Consumers ready to Pick Up Spending Heading into Holiday Season US consumers have greater certainty about job and income prospects. University of Michigan’s (MSI) consumer sentiment index flat to unchanged but remains strong US consumer sentiment topped analysts expectations to stay on track for its best […]

Buy the Dip: “Fed has the Market’s Back”

Buy the Dip: “Fed has the Market’s Back”

Buy the Dip: “Fed has the Market’s Back” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Investors should take advantage of this market pull back, the deepest in 3 years to position for a year-end rally as fears over Fed Hawkishness are likely overdone. While catalysts cited behind the Southside action ranged from peak earnings growth to trade […]

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 […]

Retail Investors Coming into Stock in Droves

Retail Investors Coming into Stock in Droves

Retail Investors Coming into Stock in Droves $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US stocks delivered the best Quarterly run in almost 5 years, luring retail investors back into the longest Bull market on record just as Wall Street started flashing yellow lights. Individual investors drew down cash balances at brokerage accounts to record lows as […]

The Trump Effect: DJIA, S&P 500 Mark Record Highs

The Trump Effect: DJIA, S&P 500 Mark Record Highs

The Trump Effect: DJIA, S&P 500 Mark Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Thursday, Wall Street delivered another set of milestones as buying drove US stocks due North, driving the DJIA above the all-time high it closed at in January, marking the 100th record high for DIA since President Trump took the Oval Office […]

Investors Cautious on Equities Despite Low Unemployment, Strong Growth

Investors Cautious on Equities Despite Low Unemployment, Strong Growth

Investors Cautious on Equities Despite Low Unemployment, Strong Growth Americans were less upbeat about stock even as the US unemployment rate hovered near an 18-year low and the economy recorded its fastest growth pace in four years in the second quarter, a New York Fed survey released Monday revealed. The regional Fed’s barometer on consumers’ […]

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 […]

Bitcoin (BTC): 6000 is a Key Technical Mark of the Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin (BTC): 6000 is a Key Technical Mark of the Cryptocurrency

Bitcoin (BTC): 6000 is a Key Technical Mark for the Cryptocurrency $BTCUSD Currently, Bitcoin is trading at 6,342.9951,-12.00, or -0.19%, as of 5:58a BST, the market is open Bitcoin’s 6,000 price mark Key support, as for most part of Q-2 of Y 2018, Bitcoin price has hung around this zone with multiple bounces off the support mark. […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment Solid on Strong Demand

US Homebuilder Sentiment Solid on Strong Demand

US Home-builder Sentiment Solid on Strong Demand US home-builders confidence is steady in July, as solid job gains support demand while elevated material costs pressure developers, according to a report Tuesday from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo. Highlights of Home-builder Sentiment (July) Housing Market  Index unchanged from prior month at 68 (est. 68) Gauge of 6-month […]

MSI: Consumer Sentiment Rises on Americans Optimism

MSI: Consumer Sentiment Rises on Americans Optimism

MSI: Consumer Sentiment Rises on Americans Optimism US consumer sentiment rose this month amid more-favorable personal finances, while tariffs weighed on Americans’ optimism for the economy and helped boost inflation expectations to a three-year high, according to a University of Michigan report Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment (June, Preliminary) Sentiment index rose to 99.3 (est. 98.5) from 98 […]

US Consumer Sentiment Running High and Higher

US Consumer Sentiment Running High and Higher

US Consumer Sentiment Running High and Higher $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer sentiment held steady on a gain in American household expectations, according to a University of Michigan report Friday. The MSI held steady at a solid 98.8 for preliminary May, the University of Michigan’s Consumer Survey Center reported. The comparable April reading was also […]

Bitcoin Marks 6-wk Highs on Bullish Sentiment

Bitcoin Marks 6-wk Highs on Bullish Sentiment

Bitcoin Marks 6-wk Highs on Bullish Sentiment $BTCUSD Bitcoin (BTCUSD) marked 6-wk highs Tuesday on Bullish headlines that included the possible entry of major financial institutions into the nascent asset sector, boosting sentiment on the overall cryptocurrency market. The world’s largest cryptocurrency gained after a 50% Fibo correction in Q-1 of this year, following a […]

People are asking, “Is the Bitcoin Bull Back?”

People are asking, “Is the Bitcoin Bull Back?”

People are asking, “Is the Bitcoin Bull Back?” $BTCUSD Is the Bitcoin Bull is back? Yes, it could be, we will see soon enough. Bitcoin prices started to run this week, signaling the Bullish sentiment may have returned to the crypto markets. Bitcoin rose Thursday supported by ongoing demand for cryptocurrencies. Currently, Bitcoin is trading […]

Americans Rate President Trump Highest on Economy, Wall Street Responds

Americans Rate President Trump Highest on Economy, Wall Street Responds

Americans Rate President Trump Highest on Economy, Wall Street Responds $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Americans evenly divided in their opinions of how President Donald Trump is handling the economy with 46% saying he is doing a good job and 47% saying he is doing a poor job of making the US prosperous, according to researcher Gallup. […]

President Trump’s Tax Reform has Consumer Sentiment Jumps at 14-Yr Highs

President Trump’s Tax Reform has Consumer Sentiment Jumps at 14-Yr Highs

President Trump’s Tax Reform has Consumer Sentiment Jumps at 14-Yr Highs US consumer sentiment in March unexpectedly jumped to a 14-year highs after tax cuts boosted disposable incomes, while new tariffs boosted inflation expectations and dimmed the outlook, a University of Michigan (MSI) survey showed Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment (March, Preliminary) Sentiment index rose to […]

Gold Stocks are Oversold, Gold Bullion is Not

Gold Stocks are Oversold, Gold Bullion is Not

Gold Stocks are Oversold, Gold Bullion is Not $GLD, $SLV The precious metals sector continues to correct and consolidate. Gold remains in a Bullish consolidation. It recently tapped resistance again and even though it has failed to breakout, it remains above long-term MS (moving averages) which are sloping upward. The Gold stocks and Silver remain […]

Bitcoin Breaks 50-Day MA for 1st Time Since January

Bitcoin Breaks 50-Day MA for 1st Time Since January

Bitcoin Breaks 50-Day MA for 1st Time Since January $BTCUSD Monday, Bitcoin Bulls may have seen the technical beak-out they have been looking for. The world’s biggest cryptocurrency by market value rose above its 50-Day MA for the 1st time since mid-January, up as much as 5.8% Monday, the most in 2 weeks. Currently, Bitcoin […]

Inflation & Gold, the Link Between the Elements

Inflation & Gold, the Link Between the Elements

Inflation & Gold, the Link Between the Elements $GLD The Big Q: On fueled inflation will Gold’s price soar? The Big A: The recent US NFPs report showed that wages had jumped 2.9% in January on an annual basis. It was the best since Y 2009, which awakened investor fears of inflation. That’s why investors awaited Wednesday’s data on […]

The Trump Effect Continues, Consumer Sentiment High, Stocks Recover

The Trump Effect Continues, Consumer Sentiment High, Stocks Recover

The Trump Effect Continues, Consumer Sentiment Spikes, Stocks Recover $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer sentiment rose in February to the 2nd-highest mark since Y 2004 as tax cuts and a strong job market helped Americans shrug off stock-market volatility, a University of Michigan survey showed Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment (February, Preliminary) Sentiment index rose to […]

PPI Came in ‘Hot’, Traders Shrug it Off, Market Soars

PPI Came in ‘Hot’, Traders Shrug it Off, Market Soars

PPI Came in ‘Hot’, Traders Shrug it Off, Market Soars $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, Wall Street marked it 5th session running of gains, led technology stocks as investors shrugged off inflation worries that may have roiled the markets early this month. Traders shrugged off economic data for a 2nd consecutive session that indicated inflation […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment Beats, Marks 18 yr Highs

US Homebuilder Sentiment Beats, Marks 18 yr Highs

US Homebuilder Sentiment Beats, Marks 18 yr Highs Confidence among US homebuilders rose in December to the highest mark since July 1999, exceeding all analyst estimates, as a growing economy boosts housing demand, according to data Monday from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo. Highlights of Homebuilder Sentiment (December) Housing market index rose to 74 from […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the One Automaker to Buy

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the One Automaker to Buy

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the One Automaker to Buy $RACE So let’s talk about Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) the one automaker the leads the entire automotive sector by ‘miles’ Ferrari celebrated its 70th Anni in Y 2017, and looks poised for record growth in the coming years.  The Big Q: Why Ferrari is racing ahead of all rivals? Ferrari’s cars are […]

The Step Sum Boxes for DJIA and Gold

The Step Sum Boxes for DJIA and Gold

The Step Sum Boxes for DJIA and Gold $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Once again, the DJIA, aka Dow Jones, closed the week at a new all-time high, another BEV Zero in the Bear’s Eye View chart below. That makes 82 new all-time highs since last November’s Presidential election. That’s 30% of the Dow Jones’ daily closings […]

US Consumer Sentiment Falls on Inflation, Rate-Hike Fears

US Consumer Sentiment Falls on Inflation, Rate-Hike Fears

US Consumer Sentiment Falls on Inflation, Rate-Hike Fears $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US Consumers remain optimistic about employment and the economy. US consumer sentiment in fell on expectations that inflation and interest rates will rise, according to a University of Michigan report Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment Indicator (November, preliminary) Sentiment index dropped to 97.8 (est. 100.8) […]

Highlights of Michigan Sentiment Indicator for October

Highlights of Michigan Sentiment Indicator for October

Highlights of Michigan Sentiment Indicator for October Consumer Sentiment climbed in October to the highest mark since the start of Y 2004 as US households grew upbeat about the outlook for the US economy, a University of Michigan (MSI) survey showed Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment (October, final) Sentiment index rose to 100.7 (matching est.) […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment (NHAB) Rises, as Sales Slow

US Homebuilder Sentiment (NHAB) Rises, as Sales Slow

US Homebuilder Sentiment (NHAB) Rises, as Sales Slow US homebuilders are feeling more optimistic than they have in months, looking past a recent slowdown in new home sales and the risk of rising labor and materials costs following hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released Tuesday rose 4 points […]

US Consumer Sentiment Spikes to 13-Year Highs

US Consumer Sentiment Spikes to 13-Year Highs

US Consumer Sentiment Spikes to 13-Year Highs US consumer sentiment (MSI) rose to a 13-year high as Americans’ perceptions of the economy and their own finances rebounded following several major hurricanes, a University of Michigan survey showed Friday. Highlights of Michigan Sentiment (October, preliminary) Sentiment index rose to 101.1 (est. 95), highest since January 2004, […]

Sentiment Indicators are Very Bullishness

Sentiment Indicators are Very Bullishness

Sentiment Indicators are Very Bullishness $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The recent economic reports have been overall positive, and better than expected. Many of those reports were sentiment oriented, reflecting optimism about the future of the economy. Markets responded to the notion of tax reform, with US stock markets providing a steady stream of all time […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investors did not receive any economic data Friday, nor will they receive any economic data Monday Noting new happened at the weekend that impacts Monday action. Some are talking about The Trump Rally extending in here, if it does the rule is let winners run, and […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average Marks Another Record High

Dow Jones Industrial Average Marks Another Record High

Dow Jones Industrial Average Marks Another Record High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Trump Effect is preventing a US stock market crash Robert Shiller is warning investors that just 1 aspect is keeping today’s high-flying stock market from crashing like it did in Y 1929. The Yale University economics professor explained that there’s one vital […]

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