Warren Buffett Putting Cash to Work

Warren Buffett Putting Cash to Work

Warren Buffett Putting Cash to Work $BRK.A, $BRK.B, $JPM, $ORCL, $TRV, $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A & BRK.B) Wednesday said it had taken stakes in JPMorgan Chase & Co., Oracle Corp. and Travelers Cos., as the conglomerate puts some of its sidelined cash to work. As of 30 September Berkshire […]

Presidential Harassment by Congressional Dems Causing Stock Market Concerns, They Will Pass

Presidential Harassment by Congressional Dems Causing Stock Market Concerns, They Will Pass

Presidential Harassment by Congressional Dems Causing Stock Market Concerns, They Will Pass $DIA No matter what you think of  President Trump, his reign as President has been great for stocks. US President Donald Trump issued a Tweet on Monday blaming losses in the stock market on Democrats. “The prospect of Presidential Harassment by the Dems is causing […]

S&P 500 Falls 54.79 pts, Breaking 200-Day Moving Average on Tech Selloff

S&P 500 Falls 54.79 pts, Breaking 200-Day Moving Average on Tech Selloff

S&P 500 Falls 54.79 pts, Breaking 200-Day Moving Average on Tech Selloff $SPY, $DIA, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX A broad sell-off in technology companies drove US stocks sharply lower Monday, as Apple, Amazon, Goldman Sachs and other big names fell. Banks and consumer-focused companies and media and communications stocks also took heavy losses. Bond trading was […]

US Stocks Finished Virtually Flat After Post-Election Spike

US Stocks Finished Virtually Flat After Post-Election Spike

US Stocks Finished Virtually Flat After Post-Election Spike $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $USO, $VXX Stocks in the US drifted Thursday after the big rally Wednesday. The S&P 500 slipped 0.3% Thursday in the wake of the FOMC decision to leave the fed funds rate unchanged as expected. The benchmark index traded slightly below its flat line […]

Two Years In, President Trump Holds Stock Market Bragging Rights

Two Years In, President Trump Holds Stock Market Bragging Rights

Two Years In, President Trump Holds Stock Market Bragging Rights $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wednesday, US stocks rallied with broad gains led by the technology and healthcare sectors as investors made bets that a divided Congress would be good for equities. Democrats won control of the House Tuesday, while President Donald Trump’s Republican party […]

US Stock Market Setup to Rise 10% in Relief Rally Off of the October Pullback

US Stock Market Setup to Rise 10% in Relief Rally Off of the October Pullback

US Stock Market Setup to Rise 10% in Relief Rally Off of the October Pullback $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX My work shows that the US stock market could rally in relief at least 10% after Tuesday’s midterm Congressional elections. With so much risk recently taken off the table heading into the elections it is a […]

S&P 500 Companies’ Profit Growth Highest Since 2010

S&P 500 Companies’ Profit Growth Highest Since 2010

S&P 500 Companies’ Profit Growth Highest Since 2010 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Still, investors are somewhat cautious with US Congressional midterm elections Tuesday. US earnings growth for S&P 500 companies in Q-3 is on track to be the highest since Y 2010, eclipsing the strong results from earlier this year, according to the data. […]

Investors Focused on Outcome of Congressional Midterm Elections

Investors Focused on Outcome of Congressional Midterm Elections

Investors Focused on Outcome of Congressional Midterm Elections $SPY, $DIA The US Congressional midterm elections will have implications for Wall Street, regardless of how they shape the balance of power in Congress. That is because in every scenario there could be winners and losers in Key sectors of the market, including banking, pharmaceuticals, companies that […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX  NFPs report solid, shows best wage growth in 10 years. China trade, market still struggles on news. 4 day Rally paused Friday All Eyes on the US Congressional Midterm Elections Tuesday Friday, stocks opened higher then faded, trending lower into early afternoon. Positives turned to […]

President Trump and The Fed Want to See Inflation

President Trump and The Fed Want to See Inflation

President Trump and The Fed Want to See Inflation $USD, $SPY, $GLD, $SLV The value of USD is determined by a number of variables. For example, this year’s trade wars with China have resulted in a stronger Buck and a weakened RMB Yuan. There are a few internal mechanisms that can be used to raise or […]

Stocks are Cheap and the Biggest Buyers are Jumping Back In

Stocks are Cheap and the Biggest Buyers are Jumping Back In

Stocks are Cheap and the Biggest Buyers are Jumping Back In $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Companies are the biggest purchasers of their own shares, and they were absent from the market for the last several weeks, just as stock prices were tumbling on worries about global trade and rising interest rates. Businesses were holding […]

President Trump’s China Trade Tweet Drives the Market North

President Trump’s China Trade Tweet Drives the Market North

President Trump’s China Trade Tweet Drives the Market North $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US stocks rose for a 3rd day running Thursday after President Trump said trade talks with China were “moving along nicely” boosted investors optimism. President Trump Tweeted that he had a “long and very good conversation” with China’s President Xi, adding […]

Democrats Do Not Have the Power to Sway Economy Even With Midterm Upset

Democrats Do Not Have the Power to Sway Economy Even With Midterm Upset

Democrats Do Not Have the Power to Sway Economy Even With Midterm Upset $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US President Donald Trump warned that if Democrats regain political power in the midterm Congressional elections, the US economy could implode, because: Democrats would push tax hikes and environmental restrictions that stifle growth. Undocumented immigrants would steal […]

 More Tariffs in Store for China if President Trump’s Meeting with President Xi Fails in November

 More Tariffs in Store for China if President Trump’s Meeting with President Xi Fails in November

More Tariffs in Store for China if President Trump’s Meeting with President Xi Fails in November $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The United States is preparing to announce tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports by early December if talks next month between presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping fail to ease the trade dispute. The […]

A 2019 Bear Market Event May Trigger a DJIA Move to 40,000

A 2019 Bear Market Event May Trigger a DJIA Move to 40,000

A 2019 Bear Market Event May Trigger a DJIA Move to 40,000 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $MTAFF, $GLGDF, $RGLD, $FNV,$WPM You may recall in January 2016, the DJIA was trading at the 16,000 mark, when Yves Lamoureux, President of macroeconomic research firm Lamoureux & Co., said DIA would top 25,000 within 3-4 years. It did not take […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Earnings: Over 20% of S&P 500 companies have reported, 72% have beat The Street estimates Market is concerned about the Fed overreacting, as it always does. China’s economy is in decline Halloween Market Week: Tricks & Treats The US stock market’s technical indicators suggest […]

Halloween Market Week: Tricks or Treats?

Halloween Market Week: Tricks or Treats?

Halloween Market Week: Tricks or Treats? $SPY, $AAPL, $FB This is Halloween week and we have more earnings as 1,000+companies will report their Q-3 results and update their forward outlooks. We also have a full slate of economic data, some of which will influence the 2nd edition of the September Quarter’s GDP reading while others […]

Sell Off Overdone, Strong Buying Fuels Rally

Sell Off Overdone, Strong Buying Fuels Rally

Sell Off Overdone, Strong Buying Fuels Rally $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Thursday, US stocks spiked on oversold technicals giving the NAS Comp its biggest daily percentage gainer since March, as Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) upbeat earnings fueled strong buying in tech names and investors bought up oversold shares. Traders said investors bargain-hunted Thursday after the market’s […]

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 […]

The US is in a ‘Great Economic Boom’

The US is in a ‘Great Economic Boom’

The US is in a ‘Great Economic Boom’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Americans’ evaluations of current US economic conditions and the economy’s trajectory are the most optimistic in nearly 20 years, Gallup reported. Currently, 54% of Americans rate economic conditions as “excellent” or “good,” and just 12% as “poor,” Gallup reported. Also, by 57% to […]

Fed Will Fade, Halt Interest Rate Hikes After December

Fed Will Fade, Halt Interest Rate Hikes After December

Fed Will Fade, Halt Interest Rate Hikes After December $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Jim Cramer says Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will hike interest rates once more in December and then stop. “I just think he’s going to blink,” Mr. Cramer said on TV Monday “It’s going to be 1 and done in December. That’s […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Earnings: 20% of S&P 500 companies have reported, 70% have beat The Street estimates The S&P 500, DJIA and NAS Comp held their 200-Day SMA’s Friday Market is concerned about the Fed overreacting, as it always does. China’s decline is feared, may decline further, […]

S&P 500 Looks Undervalued in Here

S&P 500 Looks Undervalued in Here

S&P 500 Looks Undervalued in Here $SPY According to FactSet, the 5-year average for the forward 12-month P/E multiple for the S&P 500 is 16.3.  Today, the forward 12-month P/E multiple is 15.9 Vs 16.8 at the start of Q-4. On the surface, the S&P 500 appears to be undervalued. Why, then, hasn’t there been […]

National Mandate for a Big GOP Victory in November, Brings Overseas Investors to US

National Mandate for a Big GOP Victory in November, Brings Overseas Investors to US

National Mandate for a Big GOP Victory in November, Brings Overseas Investors to US $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The 2018 midterm elections only 17 days away, + the political and earnings seasons are in full swing with the S&P 500 numbers coming in higher that expected with 20% of the member reported. The Big […]

US Stocks Test on Fed Rates and Global Growth Concerns

US Stocks Test on Fed Rates and Global Growth Concerns

US Stocks Test on Fed Rates and Global Growth Concerns $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The S&P 500 index closed just above its 200-Day MA, a Key indicator of long-term price trends. US stocks opened lower as Chinese stocks fell overnight, sparking concerns about the impact of trade tensions on China’s economy. Plus, concerns mounted […]

Expect Strong Earnings, Forward Expectations to Drive Markets to Record Highs

Expect Strong Earnings, Forward Expectations to Drive Markets to Record Highs

Expect Strong Earnings, Forward Expectations to Drive Markets to Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Wall Street’s longest Bull market rally is alive and well after last weeks healthy pull back and will continue to run North into the record territory. Last week’s pull back action is not indicative of any fundamental changes in the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Monday, earnings season starts in earnest For now traders are playing an oversold bounce. But, if this is a relief move, the later you enter, the worse risk/reward.  So, be selective if you are adding more bounce plays. Also, look at some areas receiving […]

Street Analysts See Strong Rally Into Year’s End

Street Analysts See Strong Rally Into Year’s End

Street Analysts See Strong Rally Into Year’s End $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Stocks bounced and held after pulling back Wednesday and Thursday The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) fell 14.3% Friday, retreating from its highest marks since February. Friday, Morgan Stanley strategists, whose warning about a “rolling Bear market” seemed to pay off this week after high […]

US Financial Market ‘Flushing’ Out Excesses Ahead of Santa Claus Rally

US Financial Market ‘Flushing’ Out Excesses Ahead of Santa Claus Rally

US Financial Market ‘Flushing’ Out Excesses Ahead of Santa Claus Rally $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investor Fear Can Only Mean Stocks Will Surge Even Higher The CBOE Volatility Index spiked to 25.57, its highest mark since February. Byron Wien predicts that the stock market will rally after the midterm elections The next recession is 3 or […]

President Trump, “The Fed is Out of Control”

President Trump, “The Fed is Out of Control”

President Trump, “The Fed is Out of Control” $DIA, SPY, QQQ, RUTX, VXX US President Donald Trump said he will not fire Fed Chairman Jerome Powell but blamed an “out of control” FOMC for the worst stock market sell-off since February. President Trump also told reporters in the Oval Office Thursday morning that he knows […]

S&P 500 Earnings Preview: Q-3 Y 2018

S&P 500 Earnings Preview: Q-3 Y 2018

S&P 500 Earnings Preview: Q-3 Y 2018 $SPY, $JPM, $C, $WFC, $USD Earnings reporting period is here once again, and it always commands a great deal of attention because earnings drive stock prices over the long term. The S&P 500 has been underpinned by impressive earnings growth. The Q-3 reporting frame, which begins in earnest […]

A “Red Wave” in November Means More Tax Cuts for Americans

A “Red Wave” in November Means More Tax Cuts for Americans

A “Red Wave” in November Means More Tax Cuts for Americans $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX A “Red Wave” in the November midterm elections means “tax cuts 2.0” GOP voter enthusiasm is powered by support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh Financial stocks are rallying for a 2nd day running as 10-year T-Note yields top […]

“Enormous Confidence” Driving US Economic Growth

“Enormous Confidence” Driving US Economic Growth

“Enormous Confidence” Driving US Economic Growth “President Trump is a growth guy and he has launched a boom that nobody thought possible.” The National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow says “enormous confidence” just one of the many factors driving robust economic growth, which he does not expect to stop anytime soon. “I’ll start with the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX The market’s focus this week: new money, earnings season, and the jobs report Friday. September was not a Southside month this year, solid but not huge. So many participants are expecting a selloff in October. It may happen, though it did not happen last year after a […]

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 […]

Fed Hikes, Removes ‘Dovish’ Language from Policy Statement

Fed Hikes, Removes ‘Dovish’ Language from Policy Statement

Fed Hikes, Removes ‘Dovish’ Language from Policy Statement $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The FOMC increased short-term interest rates Wednesday, as expected, raising the fed funds target range by 25 bpts to 2.00-2.25%. The move reflected an upbeat assessment of the economy that was identical to the central bank’s last policy statement 8 weeks ago, […]

OPEC of ‘Ripping Off’ World, President Trump Calls for Lower Crude Oil Prices

OPEC of ‘Ripping Off’ World, President Trump Calls for Lower Crude Oil Prices

OPEC of ‘Ripping Off’ World, President Trump Calls for Lower Crude Oil Prices $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $USO, $OIL Tuesday, US President Donald Trump accused members of the OPEC cartel of “ripping off” the world, as he called for a lowering of energy prices. “The United States stands ready to export our abundant affordable […]

“No Great ‘Potholes’ Seen Stopping President Trump Economic Growth Policies”

“No Great ‘Potholes’ Seen Stopping President Trump Economic Growth Policies”

“No Great ‘Potholes’ Seen Stopping President Trump Economic Growth Policies” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO Jamie Dimon expects robust economic growth “may very well continue” because he does not see any “great potholes” stopping it. Mr. Dimon said in a TV interview Monday hat he cannot tell whether the China […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX The market’s focus this week FOMC meets on Tuesday and Wednesday to talk a rate hike and more trade issues with China, Canada, and the EU. The heavy pressure is on China now. Then there is The Trump Administration’s feelings toward social media and WH […]

US Stocks and the Mid-Term Elections

US Stocks and the Mid-Term Elections

US Stocks and the Mid-Term Elections $SPY, $VXX When reading market forecasts for the November congressional elections, one may get the sense something is missing. The Big Q: What’s that? The Big A: The market forecasts! While Wall Street is flooded with efforts to frame outcomes as the vote approaches, there is a discernible vagueness […]

The Trump Market, DJIA Marks Another Record High

The Trump Market, DJIA Marks Another Record High

The Trump Market, DJIA Marks Another Record High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Friday, the Industrials led DJIA to a new closing high Friday ahead of Monday’s major sector reshuffle, capping a week in which investors shrugged off trade dispute concerns. Declines in the FAANGs dragged on equity benchmarks, helping erase the session’s gains on […]

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

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

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

It is Very Expensive to Hedge Cannabis Stocks

It is Very Expensive to Hedge Cannabis Stocks

It is Very Expensive to Hedge Cannabis Stocks $TLRY, $MJ, $SZT, $SPY Stock investors caught up in the cannabis craze has driven marijuana stocks to record highs, options traders are paying the most ever to hedge against a fall. Skyrocketing marijuana stocks have driven the $560-M ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ), up more than 60% […]

Wall Street Not Worried About President Trump’s Trade Policy

Wall Street Not Worried About President Trump’s Trade Policy

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

 Stock Buybacks Up 50% to $384-B

 Stock Buybacks Up 50% to $384-B

 Stock Buybacks Up 50% to $384-B $AAPL, $GS, $SPY The biggest use of cash among S&P 500 companies is making their public footprints smaller, a strategy that is paid dividends in 2018. According to Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS), aggregate share repurchases aka buybacks, rose by nearly 50% to $384-B in 1-H of Y 2018. That tops […]

President Trump’s Chinese Tariff Announcement Dampen Sentiment

President Trump’s Chinese Tariff Announcement Dampen Sentiment

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

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

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

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing $SPY, $USD, $OIL, $USO, $USD, $CU Hong Kong, China equities slide Monday on trade concerns  WS-J reporting Monday that China could skip trade talks with US Stocks in Asia opened the week under pressure after the latest US move to place a 3rd tranche of tariffs on Chinese goods, as […]

Gold-Silver Ratio at Highest Mark in 27 Years

Gold-Silver Ratio at Highest Mark in 27 Years

Gold-Silver Ratio at Highest Mark in 27 Years $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $SPY, $QQQ The Gold-Silver Ratio has been one of the most reliable technical ‘buy’ indicators for Silver, whenever the ratio climbs above 80. The Big Q: Is the current spike in the gold/silver ratio forecasting another stock market crash? The gold-to-silver ratio has moves […]

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

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

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

Savvy Investors Will View Any Market Correction as a Buying Opportunity

Savvy Investors Will View Any Market Correction as a Buying Opportunity

Savvy Investors Will View Any Market Correction as a Buying Opportunity $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Always be careful and keep political analysis seperate from company analysis. With the midterm elections looming the chances are there could be some changes ahead. The President’s party tends to lose seats in mid-term elections, and with the GOP holding a […]

 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 […]

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth $SPY, $MME=F, $GS,$JPM, $C, $BAC, $DB Wall Street economists are sticking with their forecasts for the global economy to enjoy its strongest growth since the start of the decade even as emerging markets wobble and trade disputes escalate. The Big Q: The reason? The Bit A: The US is […]

“Investors Should Always Be In The Stock Market”

“Investors Should Always Be In The Stock Market”

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

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

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

Strong US Sales to Ease Profit Concern into 2019

Strong US Sales to Ease Profit Concern into 2019

Strong US Sales to Ease Profit Concern into 2019 $SPY A healthy outlook for US revenue growth will assuage stock investors concerned about the effect on corporate profits from tax cuts wearing off next year. S&P 500 (NYSEArca:SPY) revenue growth, which hit 9.5% in Q-2, its fastest pace since Y 2011, is estimated at 8.2% […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-3 GDP Prediction to 4.7%

Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-3 GDP Prediction to 4.7%

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

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

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

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

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

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

President Trump Cuts More Regulations, Small Businesses Benefit

President Trump Cuts More Regulations, Small Businesses Benefit

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

US Stocks Indexes Paused, Dipped After Record Runs

US Stocks Indexes Paused, Dipped After Record Runs

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

Broad Based Wall Street Rally Continues to Post Record Closes

Broad Based Wall Street Rally Continues to Post Record Closes

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

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

S&P 500 Index Marks Longest Bull Run on Record

S&P 500 Index Marks Longest Bull Run on Record

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

This Bull Market Was Born in the Depths of Financial Crisis

This Bull Market Was Born in the Depths of Financial Crisis

This Bull Market Was Born in the Depths of Financial Crisis $SPY This Wall Street Bull market was born at the depths of a financial crisis, and it has just became the longest ever recorded. Low valuations, little competition and EP/S growth that looked spectacular, but inline with historical trends, these were the forces that […]

 US Investors are Ignoring Political Drama, the ‘Economy’s Everything

 US Investors are Ignoring Political Drama, the ‘Economy’s Everything

 US Investors are Ignoring Political Drama, the ‘Economy’s Everything $SPY National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said stock-market investors are apparently ignoring any White House political turbulence because the robust economy is proof President Donald Trump’s strategy is working. The Bull market on Wall Street set history this week when it eclipsed the S&P 500’s […]

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