The US is Experiencing an Amazing Economic Recovery

The US is Experiencing an Amazing Economic Recovery

#economic, #recovery “A close review of the data says that the US economy is in a good place in here“– Paul Ebeling Consumer spending is robust and activity in the service and manufacturing sectors is increasing at a faster than expected rate. The labor market stabilized in January, but Thursday’s report on initial jobless claims showed there is continuing pressure for […]

Mr. Biden is Determined to Raise Taxes on Corporations

Mr. Biden is Determined to Raise Taxes on Corporations

#taxes #corporations #antibusiness #antiinvestor #money #Fed #stock #Biden $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “Cheap money from the Fed allows new and established companies to grow without the burden of high interest. This money benefit’s stock prices” — Paul Ebeling Mr. Biden’s administration is likely to raise taxes on corporations. And that is bad for workers and […]

Mr. Biden’s Aid/Relief/Stimulus’ and the Global Financial Markets

Mr. Biden’s Aid/Relief/Stimulus’ and the Global Financial Markets

#aid/relief/stimulus #Biden #financial #markets $CU $CAT $DE $OIL Investors have been ‘jolted‘ into overhauling their portfolios in anticipation of the promised Biden aid/relief/stimulus $1.9-T plan. Prices of commodities used in infrastructure projects, like copper, and shares in machinery manufacturers such as John Deere (NYSE:DE) and Caterpillar (NYSE:CAT) have advanced. Global crude oil (OIL) prices tapped $55bbl […]

The Walls are Cracking Around Mr. Biden’s Economy

The Walls are Cracking Around Mr. Biden’s Economy

#Biden #economy #retail #sales #consumer #confidence #spending #aid $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “This past Holiday season, consumers stayed home and gauged the prospects of a Biden economy, retail sales sank on the cracks!”— Paul Ebeling US retail sales declined at the close of the Holiday shopping season, wrapping up a difficult year for the […]

“The American Economy has been Supercharged”

“The American Economy has been Supercharged”

#PresidentTrump #economy “The American economy has been supercharged, but it needs to eradicate The China Virus and fully reopen”— Paul Ebeling “What we need to do is get the government out of the way. And get this medical emergency chaos behind us. Not raise taxes and regulations, not shut down our oil and gas industries. […]

President Trump Wants Aid for Americans, and Threatens to Veto ‘Over Porked’ Aid/Relief/Stimulus Bill

President Trump Wants Aid for Americans, and Threatens to Veto ‘Over Porked’ Aid/Relief/Stimulus Bill

#PresidentTrump #aid/relief/stimulus #Americans Trump Will Not Sign Stimulus Bill, Calls for $2,000 Direct Payments to Americans “Congress needs to pass a pandemic stimulus bill that includes $2,000 direct payments to Americans or else President will veto it” — Paul Ebeling “Congress found plenty of money for foreign countries, lobbyists, and special interests,” President Trump said on Tuesday night. […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

#PaulEbeling #WallStreet #TrumpRally #Bullish #COVIDVaccine #Options $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “There is still no indication this Bull market is about to roll over on negative sentiment” — Paul Ebeling Last Week’s Action Stocks opened well and closed well, but the PHLX Semiconductor Sector (SOX) is lagging notably and the big NAS Comp stocks could not […]

Fed Officials Painting a Brighter Picture for 2021

Fed Officials Painting a Brighter Picture for 2021

#Fed #growth #employment #money #economy #stocks $bonds #consumer #spending $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “Fed sees 4.2% growth, and full employment in the New Year“– Paul Ebeling The Fed said Wednesday that it will keep buying government bonds until the economy makes “substantial” progress. Thus reassuring financial markets and keeping long-term borrowing rates low indefinitely. […]

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index is Holding Well Above its 47-yr Average

The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index is Holding Well Above its 47-yr Average

#NFIB #SmallBusiness #Index “As President Trump fights election fraud, America’s small business men and women remain optimistic”— Paul Ebeling Tuesday’s US economic data review, as follows: The NFIB Small Business Optimism Index came in at 101.4 well above it’s 47 yr average of 98. Productivity in Q-3 increased at a annual rate of 4.6% Unit […]

The Outperformance of the Russell 2000 Deserves Immediate Attention

The Outperformance of the Russell 2000 Deserves Immediate Attention

#Russell2000 $RUTX $RUT $SPY $SPX $DIA $QQQ $CU $XAU $VXX “Tuesday, the Russell 2000 (+1.4%) closed at a record high on encouraging vaccine news and the coming Trump Administration’s aid/relief/stimulus package.“– Paul Ebeling Inflation will likely rise above 2% in Y 2021 and range from 2.25% to 2.4%. The consensus is that inflation may temporarily […]

We Believe that Emerging Market Economies Will Recover Quickly to Pre-epidemic Marks

We Believe that Emerging Market Economies Will Recover Quickly to Pre-epidemic Marks

#recovery #demand #money “The hardest-hit sectors will rebound quickest”— Paul Ebeling Many of the world’s leading money managers, including our Shayne Heffernan PhD believe economies will not look different from their old selves after the epidemic passes, and are betting on a speedy recovery with little harm. The hardest-hit sectors will rebound quickest. Fuelling the […]

Candidate Biden’s Economic Advisors are Wrong About the Nation’s Public Debt and the Deficit

Candidate Biden’s Economic Advisors are Wrong About the Nation’s Public Debt and the Deficit

#economy #debt #deficit #GDP #government #spending $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX #VXX The economists who are advising Presidential candidate Joe Biden recently met virtually at the Brookings Institute to discuss the impact of annual government budget deficits and the total public debt. They concluded that in the short term, the deficit and the debt really do not […]

Lockdowns Fuel The People’s Fear and Anxiety…

Lockdowns Fuel The People’s Fear and Anxiety…

#Americans #endurance #fear #anxiety #lockdowns #COVID #chaos #economy #PresidentTrump “Lockdowns will test the patience and endurance of many Americans“– Paul Ebeling Many American workers and businesses face a months-long survival test until COVID vaccines become widely available as spending dives with record daily cases prompting a sudden return to lockdowns. As the result of massive […]

US Economy: An Across the Board Boom

US Economy: An Across the Board Boom

#economy #boom #jobs #PresidentTrump $SPY White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the nation is undergoing “an across the board boom” that means more jobs, particularly because “inventories are at rock bottom.” In an interview last Thursday Mr. Kudlow said he is not confident there would be a virus stimulus package anytime soon. “There is basically an […]

The Economy is the #1 Issue Voters are Weighing Now

The Economy is the #1 Issue Voters are Weighing Now

#PresidentTrump #VPPence #voters #economy $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “The US economy did not recover on its own!”– Paul Ebeling Voters say the economy is the most important issue they are weighing during this Presidential election. The data from the Commerce Department showed that the economy grew by an annualized rate of 33.1% in Q-3, […]

US GDP Will Show Biggest Growth since WWII Just Prior to the Election

US GDP Will Show Biggest Growth since WWII Just Prior to the Election

#PresidentTrump #GDP #election #economy #recovery #roaring #virus “The choice facing America is simple: It is the choice between historic prosperity under my pro-American policies, or crippling poverty and a steep depression under the radical left,” President Trump said in a speech to the Economic Club of New York. Adding, “Under my continued leadership, we will […]

“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, “Expanding US Economy the Priority”

President Trump, “Expanding US Economy the Priority”

#PresidentTrump #WhiteHouse #priorty #economy #coronavirus #chaos Friday, White House economics adviser Joseph Lavorgna said the economic slowdown caused by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus chaos caused the lion’s share of an estimated $3.3-T budget deficit, and said that he did not believe this is the climate was to attack it. Mr. Lavorgna, the special […]

Housing is 1 of the Most Important Elements in the US Economy

Housing is 1 of the Most Important Elements in the US Economy

#housing #economy Housing is 1 of the most important elements in the US economy as home construction and sales include firms in over 54 industries. When the housing market booms, sales of products related to homes rise significantly too. The low mortgage rates have induced people to buy, but the rising prices are a warning that […]

The Coming ‘Spending Boom’ Will Drive Stocks and Economy Due North

The Coming ‘Spending Boom’ Will Drive Stocks and Economy Due North

#spending #boom #stocks #economy #gold #hedge #liquidity $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $GLD $XAU A “spending boom” will happen in Y 2021 as pent-up demand from consumers and increased liquidity shoveled into the economy as a successful vaccine and and C-19 coronavirus treatment is developed. And the stock market has much more room to run even […]

US Stocks Finished Friday and July on High Notes

US Stocks Finished Friday and July on High Notes

#stocks #bigtech #revenue #earnings #virus #ecommerce #spending #investors #GDP #NYSE $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Stocks closed Friday and July on high notes, with the Bulls still in charge. The NAS Comp outperforming after of better than expected corporate earnings results from big tech firms like Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), which both marked record […]

US 30-yr Fixed Rate Mortgage Rate Dives to 50-yr Lows

US 30-yr Fixed Rate Mortgage Rate Dives to 50-yr Lows

#mortgage #homebuilding #retail #sales #Fed #QE #bonds #market #stimulus #economy $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $SPSIHO The S&P 500 Homebuilding Index (SPSIHO), which includes Lennar Corp.(NYSE:LEN), DR Horton Inc.(NYSE:DHI), and PulteGroup Inc.(NYSE:PHM), gained 2.4% Thursday. The index is up nearly 9% YTD, compared with a 0.05% decline in the broad S&P 500 overall. US 30-year […]

Record US Job Growth Beats All Expectations in June Marking an All-time Record

Record US Job Growth Beats All Expectations in June Marking an All-time Record

#job #NFPs #ADP #growth #economy #PresidentTrump #coronavirus #recession #consumer #spending #aidreliefstimulus Just In: NFPs increased more than expected in June, the NFPs increased by 4.8-M and the prior month’s increase was revised up to 2.7-M from 2.509-M Continuing my discussion with economist Bruce WD Barren, he went on to say: “Expect the US growth to […]

Inflation is Coming, Be Ready…Our Inflation Indicator is Flashing Red

Inflation is Coming, Be Ready…Our Inflation Indicator is Flashing Red

$XAU $XAG $GLD $SLV $USD Gold, forests, property stocks, inflation-linked bonds, these are just some of the assets investors are betting lots money into on the view that the recent explosion of government spending and Fed stimulus may rouse inflation from its 10 yrs+ sleep. If inflation really is “the dog that didn’t bark”, failing […]

Pent Up Consumer Demand will Help Drive the US Economy in 2-H of this Year

Pent Up Consumer Demand will Help Drive the US Economy in 2-H of this Year

US consumer borrowing dove in April as households concernes about the disruptions caused by the C-19 coronavirus chaos prudently cut back on their spending and use of credit. Cnonumer spending accounts for about 72% of the nation’s GDP The Federal Reserve reported Friday that total borrowing fell by $68.8-B, or 19.6%. That was the biggest 1-month decliner […]

“The US Economy Starting to Come Out of the Hole”

“The US Economy Starting to Come Out of the Hole”

$BAC Bank of America (NYSE:BAC) CEO Brian Moynihan says he thinks the US economy is beginning to recover from shutdowns tied to the C-19 coronavirus chaos. Mr. Moynihan cited consumer spending figures from the millions of households using his lender’s credit and debit cards: While transactions collapsed by about 30% in April, it was down […]

Fed Poll: Americans See Stocks Higher, Consumer Spending Lower

Fed Poll: Americans See Stocks Higher, Consumer Spending Lower

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX US households expect the stock market to go higher in the next 12 months, as their own finances slide, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York poll. Americans saw better than 50-50 odds of higher stock prices over the next yr for the 1st time since data collection […]

Opening Up Triggers US Consumer Spending

Opening Up Triggers US Consumer Spending

$BAC Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) is starting to see consumer spending edge higher after diving on the start of the coronavirus lockdown. The beginning increase follows a 30% fall. Now it is showing up as consumers buy more groceries, restaurant meals, clothing and gasoline, Chief Executive Officer Brian Moynihan said in a TV interview Friday. […]

There is a Real Crisis in the Commercial Real Estate Sector Driven by the Coronavirus

There is a Real Crisis in the Commercial Real Estate Sector Driven by the Coronavirus

In just a few weeks, the lives of The People have changed in ways they had never imagined. People can no longer meet, work, eat, shop, and socialize as they used to. The working world moved rapidly from business as usual to cautious travel, office closures, and work-from-home mandates. Instead of traveling and going out to […]

Value of Life in this Health Crisis

Value of Life in this Health Crisis

Governments around the world have to deal with this health crisis and manage the economic side effects. Some are doing it better than others, but this is not nearly over. Now is is clear the US government will spend several trillion dollars in direct healthcare costs, business aid and payments to American workers. The federal budget was […]

Key US Economic Indicators May Suffer ‘Virus Shock’

Key US Economic Indicators May Suffer ‘Virus Shock’

$DIS, $AMC, $MGM Official US indicators for employment, inflation and GDP may seem badly out-of-date as the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak wreaks havoc on the economy, as the Key data points are often a month behind. To give a more timely look, below are 5 Key indicators tracking how consumers are reacting to the crisis. […]

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 […]

Housing Upswing will Bolster Economy

Housing Upswing will Bolster Economy

$LEN, $TOL, $KBH A revitalized US housing market will help keep the economy moving along despite a potential threat posed by a derailment in corporate spending. Home construction outlays, which account for almost 4% of GDP increased for a 5th month running in November, marking a welcome departure from a yearlong slowdown. Buyers, their confidence […]

Wall Street Marks Another Record High on Consumer and Trade Optimism

Wall Street Marks Another Record High on Consumer and Trade Optimism

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street stocks hit record closing highs again Friday and the S&P 500 registered its biggest weekly percentage gain since early September after data showed a rise in consumer spending and investors continued to be optimistic over progress in the US-China trade dispute. President Trump declared progress on issues from […]

US Factory Output Rebounds

US Factory Output Rebounds

$GM, $USO US factory production rebounded by more than forecast in November and rose excluding a surge in auto production following the end of the General Motors (NYSE:GM) strike, in a sign of stabilization in manufacturing. The 1.1% increase in manufacturing output, the biggest gain since early 2018, followed a 0.7% decrease in October, Federal Reserve […]

“America is Working!”

“America is Working!”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The DJIA Rose 337 pts on Robust Jobs Data, China Trade Hopes Friday, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow declared that President Trump’s policies and strategies have reshaped the US economy and has put Americans back to work. “America is working. We are in an American workers’ boom with respect […]

Data on Your Spending Habits a Gold Mine for Big Banks

Data on Your Spending Habits a Gold Mine for Big Banks

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX There are powerful new players watching what you buy so it can tailor product offerings for you, they are the banks behind your credit or debit card. The banks want to turn data they already have on your spending habits into extra revenue by identifying likely customers for retailers. Banks […]

US Consumer Spending on the Rise

US Consumer Spending on the Rise

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Americans increased their spending in October at the fastest rate in 3 months even though income growth was essentially flat, its weakest showing in 13 months. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that consumer spending rose 0.3% last month, the best gainer since a 0.5% rise in July. An inflation gauge that is […]

Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill, Averts Shutdown

Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill, Averts Shutdown

The Republican-held Senate passed a temporary government-wide spending bill that would keep federal agencies up and running through 20 December and avert a government shutdown after Midnight Thursday. The spending bill, passed by a 74-20 vote, would keep federal the government open for another month in hopes the additional time will help negotiators wrap up […]

Gold Dipped on Mixed Economic Data

Gold Dipped on Mixed Economic Data

$GLD, $XAU, $USD Gold prices turned lower Tuesday after a strong retail sales reading sparked buying interest in the USD and pushed Treasury yields higher. Retail sales gained 0.4% in June, outpacing consensus forecasts for a meager 0.1% advance, the positive reading pushed the .DXY and bond yields higher. The USD-denominated precious Yellow metal reacts negatively […]

US Consumers Upbeat

US Consumers Upbeat

US consumer debt increased by the most in 5 months in April and topped estimates, suggesting more upbeat sentiment among Americans is supporting borrowing and spending. Total credit expanded $17.5-B from the prior month following an upwardly revised $11-B gain in March, Federal Reserve figures showed Friday. Revolving debt outstanding increased the most since November while non-revolving […]

US Labor Market Solid

US Labor Market Solid

The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits was flat to unchanged last week, suggesting the labor market remains on solid footing despite slowing economic activity. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits were flat to unchanged at a seasonally adjusted 218,000 for the week ended 1 June, the Labor Department said Thursday. Data for the prior […]

President Trump’s Economy, Best in 50 Years

President Trump’s Economy, Best in 50 Years

FLASH: The US economy will mark 10 years of expansion in July, the longest on record. Strong job gains have been a Key feature. After years no growth the US economy has made a huge comeback. The credit can only be given to President Trump’s promised rollback of the tax and regulatory schemes implemented from […]

US Consumer Confidence Up in April, Economic View is Bright, the Trump Polices are Working

US Consumer Confidence Up in April, Economic View is Bright, the Trump Polices are Working

FLASH: The Trump Policies are working US consumer confidence was up in April as Americans felt more optimistic about present and future economic conditions, underscoring how a tight labor market and higher wages are underpinning attitudes amid some uncertainty. The Conference Board’s index climbed to 129.2, according to data from the New York-based group Tuesday that topped […]

Positive Consumer Data Driving the Market

Positive Consumer Data Driving the Market

$SPY, $QQQ, $DIA US consumer spending surged 0.9% in March, the biggest gainer in about 10 years, as inflation pressures remain non-existent. The March gain was the biggest monthly increase since August 2009, the Commerce Department reported Monday. That is a big improvement after 3 months of lackluster readings in this Key segment of the economy. Consumer […]

Construction Spending Spiked in January

Construction Spending Spiked in January

US construction spending spiked in January, with investment in public projects rising to a more than 8-year high, which could boost economic growth estimates for the first quarter. The US Commerce Department said on Wednesday that construction spending jumped 1.3%, the largest increase since last April, after a revised 0.8% fall in December. Economists polled […]

EU’s Slowdown Worse Than Investors Imagine

EU’s Slowdown Worse Than Investors Imagine

FLASH: The EU’s economy is cooling more than many investors believe, the slowdown poses the biggest risk to the market. The European Central Bank (ECB) has limited tools at its disposal to respond to economic weakness while European governments are not prepared to respond with spending warns Mohamed El-Erian. “People are underestimating how quickly Europe […]

US Consumers Forecast More Spending

US Consumers Forecast More Spending

US consumers expect to spend more money in Y 2019 than they did a year ago, data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York revealed in a report Tuesday. Households expect larger increases in spending than they forecast the year prior on items including clothing, housing and transportation, data from the Survey of Consumer […]

President Trump Declares ‘National Emergency’ to Build the Wall

President Trump Declares ‘National Emergency’ to Build the Wall

Thursday, the US Senate approved a border security compromise for building a wall with Mexico, and prevents another government shutdown. The White House said President Trump would sign it then declare a national emergency and invoke other executive powers to to shift money to Wall-building from elsewhere in the federal budget. House passage and President […]

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 […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Increase Racing Budget This Season

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) to Increase Racing Budget This Season

$RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) plans to increase its F1 budget this season in a move to end the championship win drought, in a move that emphasizes its brand’s Grand Prix success. The iconic Italian supercar manufacturer has not won a title since its constructors’ championship success in Y 2008, and Kimi Raikkonen claiming its last drivers’ […]

The Shutdown Had ‘Small Impact’ on US Economy

The Shutdown Had ‘Small Impact’ on US Economy

The US economy is strong and growing despite billions of dollars in losses during the recent partial government shutdown, said Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform Tuesday while discussing a Congressional Budget Office report that $11-B was lost, with $3-B deemed a complete loss. “The Key thing is the economy continues today to grow and […]

China Musts: Align with US on Trade and Stimulate Sinking Economy

China Musts: Align with US on Trade and Stimulate Sinking Economy

China will step up fiscal spending this year to support its economy, focusing on further cuts in taxes and fees for small firms, finance ministry officials said Wednesday. Mounting US trade tariff pressure on the world’s 2nd-biggest economy pushed growth last year to its lowest since Y 1990 even as Beijing stepped up stimulus measures […]

Looking Ahead: Seeing No Rate Hikes, No Recession, 20%+ Rally Ahead

Looking Ahead: Seeing No Rate Hikes, No Recession, 20%+ Rally Ahead

$SPY, $GLD Surprise, after all of the ‘bunk’ you have heard since early October, do not be shocked that there will be no additional Fed rate hikes, a 20% S&P 500 rally and no recession.. Byron Wein defines “surprise” as an event that the average investor would only assign a 33% chance of taking place […]

Atlanta Fed Lifts GDP Outlook to 3% on Consumer Spending

Atlanta Fed Lifts GDP Outlook to 3% on Consumer Spending

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US economy is expanding at a 3.0% annualized rate in Q-4 based on steady retail sales growth and stronger-than-forecast industrial output in November, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed Friday. This is faster than the 2.4% pace for Q-4 GDP (gross domestic product) that the Atlanta Fed’s […]

US Household Wealth +$2-Trillion in Q-3  Driven by Stocks and Real Estate

US Household Wealth +$2-Trillion in Q-3  Driven by Stocks and Real Estate

US Household Wealth +$2-Trillion in Q-3 Driven by Stocks and Real Estate $SPY The  stock market rally since 8 November 2016 drove US household net worth to a record high of $109-T in Q-3 The Fed said Thursday that the value of Americans’ stock and mutual fund holdings soared $1.2T. Home values rose $200-B. Other […]

Strengthen Gratitude, Boost Happiness

Strengthen Gratitude, Boost Happiness

Strengthen Gratitude, Boost Happiness In this piece there are an array of practices, recommended by various experts and researchers, that can boost our gratitude and happiness quotient. You can also get more ideas from Robert Emmons’ lecture below, take the time, it a over an hour, and it is worth the listen. Mr. Emmons, a […]

The Trump Effect: Americans Working, Higher Wages, Booming Manufacturing

The Trump Effect: Americans Working, Higher Wages, Booming Manufacturing

The Trump Effect: Americans Working, Higher Wages, Booming Manufacturing The Trump Effect has Made America Great Again, and Is Keeping America Great! The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell to a near 49-year low last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength, which continues to underpin economic growth. The labor market, which is […]

US Economic Growth: Consumer Spending Up, Inflation Moderate

US Economic Growth: Consumer Spending Up, Inflation Moderate

US Economic Growth: Consumer Spending Up, Inflation Moderate US consumer spending saw a steady increase in August, supporting expectations of solid economic growth in Q-3, while a measure of underlying inflation remained at the Fed’s 2 percent target for a 4th month running. Friday, economists said the report from the US Commerce Department should allay […]

No Provision for WALL, No Spending

No Provision for WALL, No Spending

No Provision for Wall, No Spending President Donald Trump Thursday hammered an extensive continuing resolution passed by the Senate earlier this week, calling it “ridiculous” and demanding to know where the money for border security will come from. “I want to know, where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill, […]

 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 […]

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 […]

MAGA Effect:Household Income Spikes

MAGA Effect:Household Income Spikes

MAGA Effect:Household Income Spikes US median household income is at all-time highs US median household income has risen more than 4% since President Donald Trump took office on the overall strong economic growth and robust optimism. Inflation-adjusted median household incomes in July hit $62,450, according to the latest release from Sentier Research. “That’s the highest level […]

France’s Socialist Experiment Has Collapsed Its Economy

France’s Socialist Experiment Has Collapsed Its Economy

France’s Socialist Experiment Has Collapsed Its Economy “This is going to be a real bloodbath for the state and the public services,” French President Emmanuel Macron’s government must tackle social spending in the next wave of its reforms even though France will face a weaker growth outlook in next year. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said […]

Americans are Dining Out and Spending the Most on Record

Americans are Dining Out and Spending the Most on Record

Americans are Dining Out and Spending the Most on Record Americans spending at restaurants spiked over the past 3 months by the most on record, making it both a bright spot for the economy. Sales at food-service and drinking establishments rose 1.3% in July to $61.6-B,the US Commerce Department reported on Wednesday.That brought the 3 […]

The Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-3 GDP Growth View to 5%

The Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-3 GDP Growth View to 5%

The Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-3 GDP Growth View to 5% The US economy is growing at a 5.0% annualized rate in Q-3 following the latest data on construction spending and manufacturing activity, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s most-recent GDPNow forecast model showed. That is faster than the 4.7% pace calculated by the regional Fed’s forecast program […]

US Consumer Spending Rises, Inflation Continues to Strengthen

US Consumer Spending Rises, Inflation Continues to Strengthen

US Consumer Spending Rises, Inflation Continues to Strengthen Consumer spending increased solidly in June as US households spent more on restaurants and accommodation, building a strong base for the economy heading into Q-3, inflation rose moderately. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday consumer spending, which accounts for nearly 70% of US economic activity, rose 0.4% last […]

President Trump Hails the “Amazing” 4.1% Q-2 Economic Growth Rate

President Trump Hails the “Amazing” 4.1% Q-2 Economic Growth Rate

President Trump Hails the “Amazing” 4.1% Q-2 Economic Growth Rate “the President’s policies are working,and not just on the top line, but in the details” Friday from the White House, US President Donald Trump hailed the “amazing” 4.1% Q-2 GDP rate, as the fastest pace since Y 2014, as proof that “we’ve accomplished an economic […]

President Trump: NATO Allies Should 2X Defense Spending Targets

President Trump: NATO Allies Should 2X Defense Spending Targets

President Trump: NATO Allies Should 2X Defense Spending Targets President Donald Trump has proposed 2X’ing the 2% defense spending targets for the NATO alliance. His suggestion was informal and made in a closed-door session of a North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO Summit in Brussels Wednesday, the suggestion was not designed ease tensions in a forceful […]

President Trump: “Massive US Spending on NATO ‘Not Acceptable'”

President Trump: “Massive US Spending on NATO ‘Not Acceptable

President Trump: “Massive US Spending on NATO ‘Not Acceptable’” Monday, President Trump blasted North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) members for what he described as their measly spending, asking them to increase their contributions to the alliance, reiterating past criticism ahead of his trip to a NATO Summit this week. “The United States is spending far […]

More Tax Cut Legislation on ‘Fast Track’

More Tax Cut Legislation on ‘Fast Track’

More Tax Cut Legislation on ‘Fast Track’ House Republicans unveiled a Y 2019 budget proposal Tuesday to send a message to their core supporters that repealing Barack Obamacare, cutting taxes and partially privatizing Medicare remain high on their agenda. The budget, which claims to balance by Y  2027 through $8-T in spending cuts, seeks to […]

Living in the Trump Era of Optimism, Prosperity and Strong Economic Growth

Living in the Trump Era of Optimism, Prosperity and Strong Economic Growth

Living in the Trump Era of Optimism, Prosperity and Strong Economic Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Just in case you missed this at the weekend, and remember Optimism leads to Power! Friday’s blockbuster NFPs (jobs) data capped a long string of recent strong economic reports which has led to much brighter forecasts for American growth under […]

Populist Government Takes Power in Italy

Populist Government Takes Power in Italy

Populist Government Takes Power in Italy “Populism is the new organizing principle.” The new government has pledged to pursue a host of populist policies, including reclaiming national sovereignty from the European Union over issues ranging from border protection and immigration to economics and finance. For now, however, it has abandoned previous plans to hold a […]

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 […]

Record Numbers of America’s Small Businesses Are Boosting Profits

Record Numbers of America’s Small Businesses Are Boosting Profits

Record Numbers of America’s Small Businesses Are Boosting Profits US small businesses increased hiring and profits amid a record-level of optimism in the economy. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said its Small Business Optimism Index sustained record-high marks increasing to 104.8 in April, driven by reports of improved profits, the highest in the NFIB Small […]

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