Mega Caps Back and Fill, Dollar Slides, Gold Charges to Record Highs

Mega Caps Back and Fill, Dollar Slides, Gold Charges to Record Highs

#stocks #gold #silver #dollar #C19coronavirus #China #global #growth #COMEX #VeryBullish $DIA $QQQ $SPY $RUTX $VXX $USO $USD $XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV Moving the Market: Profit taking in mega-caps Thursday, Gold traded near 1,900oz, moving closer to it’s all-time high set nearly 9 yrs ago on concerns about global growth that is driving safe-haven demand. Increasing […]

Gold’s Allure, Wall Street Focused on the Miners

Gold’s Allure, Wall Street Focused on the Miners

#gold #miners #WallStreet #investors #risk #C19coronavirus #banks #stimulus $NEM $GOLD Last yr precious-metals miners were seen by Wall Street as too leveraged and high-risk for the typical investor, but they raised $2.4-B in secondary equity offerings during Q-2 of this year. That is the most since Y 2013 and 7X more than the funds they […]

Next Trump Aid/Relief/Stimulus Focused on Restarting Schools, Jobs, Cutting Payroll Tax

Next Trump Aid/Relief/Stimulus Focused on Restarting Schools, Jobs, Cutting Payroll Tax

#Aid #Relief #Stimulus #Schools #Jobs #Republicans #Money #PayrollTax Monday, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said the next round of virus relief will center on getting children returning to schools and workers back into jobs. Secretary Mnuchin will have a Key role in negotiating a new aid/relief/stimulus bill with Democrats, spoke at a White House meeting with President […]

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 […]

Precious Metals Solid in this Bull Market

Precious Metals Solid in this Bull Market

#Gold #Silver #preciousmetals #Fed #ECB #RBA #C19Coronavirus #inflation #currencies #stocks $XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $USD $DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Analysts and economists are calculating the destruction the C-19 coronavirus chaos, and traders in the financial markets trying to understand the ramifications of the virus’ presence. The market trends demonstrate that our prior precious metals forecasts continue […]

Fed’s ‘Tool Box’ is Open if Need Be

Fed’s ‘Tool Box’ is Open if Need Be

#Fed #C19coronavirus #tools #asset #economy #aid #relief #stimulus #data #market #support #liquidity #lockdowns #consumers #uncertainty Fed Vice Chairman Richard Clarida said officials would turn to additional forward guidance and asset purchases if the economy needs more aid. “We have a lot of accommodation in place. There is more that we can do. There is more […]

White House Considering 2nd Aid/Relief Round “seriously” Since 1st Round “worked very well”

White House Considering 2nd Aid/Relief Round “seriously” Since 1st Round “worked very well”

#WhiteHouse #Treasury #aidrelief #stimulus #PresidentTrump #Munchin #CARESACT #benefits #Americans #payments #C19coronavirus, Thursday, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin told reporters that the White House is seriously considering another round of C-19 coronavirus stimulus checks for Americans. “We’re going to seriously consider whether we need to do more direct payments worked very well,” Secretary Mnuchin told reporters. President Trump […]

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 […]

More Government Support Needed to Bolster US Economy, It is Coming

More Government Support Needed to Bolster US Economy, It is Coming

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The continuing uncertainty brought on by the C-19 coronavirus chaos may hamper the US economic rebound from instant recession, and more fiscal and monetary support will likely be needed, Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren said Friday. Mr. Rosengren repeated his view that the US unemployment rate will likely be […]

What the Fed Said in ‘Five Easy Pieces’

What the Fed Said in ‘Five Easy Pieces’

Last Wednesday Fed Chairman Powell spoke showing he has the power to move markets when it comes to monetary policy and how to help deal with the current C-19 coronavirus chaos’s instant recession. The FOMC was not expected make any change regarding Zero interest rates and nothing really new on the Fed’s ongoing asset purchases […]

Bank of England Unveiled Big Stimulus Plan to Bolster UK Economy

Bank of England Unveiled Big Stimulus Plan to Bolster UK Economy

Just In: Bank of England increases its bond-buying programme to GGP 745-B from GBP 645-B, keeps benchmark interest rate at 0.1% The Bank of England (BoE) is set to introduce another big stimulus for the US economy Thursday to ease the chaos of the medical malpractice instant recession. The BoE will join its counterparts around […]

Like March 2009, My Work Shows Big Northside Ahead for US Stocks

Like March 2009, My Work Shows Big Northside Ahead for US Stocks

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX I expect stocks to consolidate in an uptrend the Bull run off the 23 March lows then rally into the end of the year. I have been tracking the Y’s 2009-2020 action since the March C-19 coronavirus chaos, and it looks uniquely the same. If I am right, we will […]

The Next Aid/Relief/Stimulus Legislation to Include Long-Term Economic Fixes

The Next Aid/Relief/Stimulus Legislation to Include Long-Term Economic Fixes

The next C-19 coronavirus chaos aid/relief/stimulus bill should include long-term measures to help fix the the great American economy. “We need to move from rescue assistance to more long-term economic growth incentives,” Larry Kudlow said in a TV interview Friday. He said the next stimulus package should feature measures that pay Americans more to “work, […]

Mutual Fund Giants Unfazed by “Rich Guys” Warning on Stocks

Mutual Fund Giants Unfazed by “Rich Guys” Warning on Stocks

$DIA $SPY $QQQ Some Wall Street heavyweights who President Trump dubbed ‘rich guys’ last week may sound alarmed about stocks, but some of the world’s biggest investors are holding on or boosting their holdings. Money managers and strategists at Capital Group, Franklin Templeton and BlackRock Inc., which together oversee about $8.8-T, say stocks remain attractive […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Fed’s Fast Actions

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Fed’s Fast Actions

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Week’s Close Friday May options expired, and the market show us that the leaders were going to make good moves. The futures are telling us that Monday trades will be higher after last week’s action. This story helped: Friday mid-session it was the reported that the Fed purchased $305-M […]

President Trump, “No Rush for More Aid/Relief”

President Trump, “No Rush for More Aid/Relief”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Friday, President Trump said that he is in no hurry for Congress to pass more C-19 coronavirus related stimulus measures to help the economy. “We are in no rush,” President Trump said while meeting with House Republicans who spent an hour taking turns complimenting and congratulating the President for his […]

Gold Finishes a Strong Month

Gold Finishes a Strong Month

$XAU $GLD Gold traded lower Thursday en route to its best month since Y 2016 on the massive amounts of stimulus from governments worldwide intended to stem the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Bullion usually benefit from widespread stimulus measures as it is often seen as a hedge against inflation and currency […]

This is what matters to investors, “Open the Economy Now!”

This is what matters to investors, “Open the Economy Now!”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX More than 90% of our country “is not in harm’s way, the virus lockdown flat-out fraud on a massive scale,” said David Stockman, President Ronald Reagan’s former Director of Office of Management and Budget China Virus trading will go down in history for its high velocity. We have witnessed the […]

Phase 3.5 Coronavirus Stimulus Bill at $484-B, Lawmakers Agree

Phase 3.5 Coronavirus Stimulus Bill at $484-B, Lawmakers Agree

Update: The Us Senate Tuesday unanimously approved $484-M in new relief for the US economy and hospitals hammered by the coronavirus pandemic, sending the measure to the House of Representatives for final passage Thursday, and immediate signing into law by President Trump. The Trump Administration and Senate officials are closing in on a new coronavirus […]

Secretary Mnuchin Assembled 100 Business Leaders for Special Reopening Task Force

Secretary Mnuchin Assembled 100 Business Leaders for Special Reopening Task Force

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Monday, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said he and his team have selected 100 business leaders to join a Special Task Force dedicated to re-opening the economy after the coronavirus crisis passes. The task force will work with medical advisers to develop a timeline for re-opening the economy, with 1 May as a […]

Gold, “Buying at these marks is attractive to investors”

Gold, “Buying at these marks is attractive to investors”

$XAU $GLD Gold prices in Asia are trading lower Wednesday morning despite continuing economic uncertainty. The precious Yellow metal continued its losses from the previous session as gold futures were down 0.22% to 1,680 by 9:33 PM ET (2:33 AM GMT). Gold prices tend to move in the opposite direction from stocks, but the 2 moved in the same direction for the 2nd day running. Asian stock markets opened mixed Wednesday with some […]

President Trump’s Phase 4 Stimulus to Focus on Infrastructure, No ‘Green New Deal’

President Trump’s Phase 4 Stimulus to Focus on Infrastructure, No ‘Green New Deal’

President Trump indicated Monday that Americans will need more aid during the stark pandemic and economic shutdown, including another round of direct impact payments, and Wall Street executives are reportedly putting the total of a Phase 4 bill in the neighborhood of $1.5-T. Among the priorities for Trump are infrastructure, “but not the Green New Deal” […]

Market Commentators Turning Bullish, the Futures are Open Reflecting this Optimism

Market Commentators Turning Bullish, the Futures are Open Reflecting this Optimism

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $MS $EV Commentators from Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS) to Eaton Vance (NYSE:EV) are encouraged by a combination of unprecedented government and central bank stimulus efforts, declining volatility and the Key: Signs that the coronavirus pandemic is peaking in parts of Europe. “There is light at the end of the tunnel but it’s still […]

‘Painful’ Economy Will Turn Around in Weeks

‘Painful’ Economy Will Turn Around in Weeks

Friday, President Trump senior economic advisor Larry Kudlow said the United States’ economic situation will continue to be painful throughout upcoming weeks because of the damages caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but conditions may start to turn around in the next 4 to 8 wks, “This is not going to last throughout the year,” Mr. […]

Stock Market’s ‘Virus War’ Rout is Probably Past Its Worst

Stock Market’s ‘Virus War’ Rout is Probably Past Its Worst

$JPM $SPY Over the weekend, strategists at JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) concluded that most risk assets including stocks and credit have marked their low points in this Virus War frame that has gripped economies around the world. Conditions that JPMorgan had set for market stabilization and revival have largely been met, with recession-like pricing, […]

MPA says President Trump’s Virus Aid Package Provides “Critical Relief”

MPA says President Trump’s Virus Aid Package Provides “Critical Relief”

The $2.2-T package is a much-needed lifeline for the shuttered movie business. As movie theaters across the United States remain dark, movie productions stay shuttered and thousands find themselves out of work for the near future, the Motion Picture Association (MPA) welcomed the passage of federal aid Friday, hoping to bring urgently needed relief to […]

President Trump’s Fed has Brought the Global Financial System Back from the Edge

President Trump’s Fed has Brought the Global Financial System Back from the Edge

$ICE $USD $BAC $WFC This week Fed Chairman Powell set out to offer a explanation for the complicated steps he is taking to relieve dire stresses in the global financial system. “Many places in the capital markets, which support borrowing by households and businesses. I am talking about mortgages and car loans and things like […]

Here is What is in the $2.2-T Coronavirus Aid/Stimulus Package

Here is What is in the $2.2-T  Coronavirus Aid/Stimulus Package

Friday, the House of Representatives approved a $2.2-T aid/stimulus bill to alleviate economic devastation of the coronavirus pandemic and sent it to President Trump to sign into law, he signed it, it is now the law. Below are Key elements of the bill and the cost estimates provided by the Committee for a Responsible Federal […]

DJIA Marks Best Weekly Gainer Since 1938

DJIA Marks Best Weekly Gainer Since 1938

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Friday, investors took some profits after the American Aid bill was passed and sent to President Trump for signing. By the end of the session, the DJIA was off 4.1%, S&P 500 and NAS 3.8 shed 3.4% and 3.8% respectively. The strong gains made on the week drove the DJIA […]

President Trump has Signed the American Aid/Stimulus Bill

President Trump has Signed the American Aid/Stimulus Bill

Friday afternoon, President Trump signed the $2.2-T American Aid/Stimulus bill, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress this week to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened healthcare providers and help struggling families during this coronavirus epidemic. President Trump moved quickly to halt an economic free fall caused by behavioral restrictions meant to slow the spread […]

Thursday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Thursday’s World Markets: Asia and Oceania

Most South East Asian stocks rose on optimism around a massive US stimulus package, although Singapore shares fell after the city-state cut its annual growth forecast to better reflect the economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. Japanese shares took a tumble Thursday following 3 days of massive gains after a rise in domestic coronavirus cases […]

Gold Sellers Opt for Bucks Due to Coronavirus

Gold Sellers Opt for Bucks Due to Coronavirus

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

President Trump’s China Virus Stimulus Package Now at $2-T Plus in Phase 3

President Trump’s China Virus Stimulus Package Now at $2-T Plus in Phase 3

The coronavirus economic stimulus package being negotiated in a late session by the Senate Saturday will exceed $2-T, according to estimates by the White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow. “The package is coming in at about 10% of GDP,” Mr. Kudlow said. “It is very large.” That would mean more than $2-T, a reporter […]

Selling Widespread, Losses Were Pared into the Close

Selling Widespread, Losses Were Pared into the Close

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX, $USO, $XAU, $USD, $VXX Despite the coordinated stimulus packages announced by central banks and the massive stimulus plans laid out by Washington, confidence was lacking due to the growing outbreak of COVID-19 and the continued shutdown of the economy. Shortly before the close, the Senate passed the House bill that provides […]

The US Financial Markets Like What They Hear From Washington, DC

The US Financial Markets Like What They Hear From Washington, DC

$SPY The stock market liked what it heard out of Washington, DC, but expect the volatility to continue till it puts in the bottom. Tuesday, The Trump Administration vowed to deliver a massive financial package designed to help both businesses and individual Americans to weather the crisis. The Fed also stepped in to support the […]

Australia raises restriction to highest level: “Do not travel overseas”

Australia raises restriction to highest level: “Do not travel overseas”

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison Wednesday strongly discouraged the country’s residents against all overseas travel as he declared a human biosecurity emergency and banned all non-essential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people. “The travel advice to every Australian is ‘Do not travel abroad’. Do not go overseas,” he said. PM Morrison said the advice […]

President Trump’s Stimulus Plans Boost Investor Confidence

President Trump’s Stimulus Plans Boost Investor Confidence

$SPY, $DIA, $OIL Over the past month, equity markets and financial assets broadly, have been attempting to price in the dual shock of a pandemic and the sudden collapse in Crude Oil prices Volatility stemming from the outbreak has seen the DJIA move up or down by 1000 pts or more for 7 days running, […]

US Stock Bulls Up and Running

US Stock Bulls Up and Running

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Tuesday, Wall Street’s Bulls came back to life rising from the edge of Bear market confirmation as bargain-hunters and notions of government stimulus calmed investors’ fears surrounding the coronavirus and prospects of a recession. All 3 major US stock market indexes spiked nearly 5% the day after they suffered their […]

Global Markets and Commodities

Global Markets and Commodities

$GLD $XAU $OIL $USO $USD $MSCI Crude Oil and global equity markets bounced back after the Monday’s losses as the world’s biggest economies moved to cushion the impact of the coronavirus, but stock gains in Europe failed to hold as investors are still cautious. The price of Brent Crude Oil climbed 10% on hopes a […]

Market Strategists say: “Drop Cautious Stance, Buy Dip in Stocks”

Market Strategists say: “Drop Cautious Stance, Buy Dip in Stocks”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Investors should ‘buy the dip’ in stocks because government and central bank policies will counter the economic blow of the spreading coronavirus, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) strategists who had previously told clients to trim risky bets. The outbreak and its economic implications are “the main source of […]

Signs of Global Economic Stabilization Flashing

Signs of Global Economic Stabilization Flashing

The worst may be over for the world economy’s slowdown. A wave of interest-rate cuts by central banks including the Fed and mounting expectations of a US-China trade deal are buoying confidence in financial markets just as Key economic indicators show signs of stabilization after recent declines. While a robust rebound may not be here […]

The Lagarde Era at the ECB Begins

The Lagarde Era at the ECB Begins

The Christine Lagarde-era at the European Central Bank (ECB) is underway and the new President gets her 1st chance to frame her outlook for the economy and monetary policy publicly Monday. Ms. Lagarde, who took the mantle on 1 November from Mario Draghi, will speak in Berlin at a time when policy makers at the […]

Gold Retakes Key $1,500 oz Mark

Gold Retakes Key $1,500 oz Mark

$XAU, $XAG, $GLD, $SLV, $USD Gold prices climbed above the Key $1,500 mark Thursday to mark their highest finish in about two weeks, as a monthly drop in U.S. durable goods orders buoyed haven appeal for the metal. The dismal durable goods number is helping boost gold prices as recession fears are again on the […]

ECB account reveals deep divisions over stimulus

ECB account reveals deep divisions over stimulus

European Central Bank governors were divided as never before over their decision last month to re-launch “quantitative easing” (QE) mass bond-buying, an official account of the meeting showed Thursday, underscoring an already bitter public debate. While “all members agreed that a further easing of the monetary policy stance was warranted” to boost growth and inflation […]

Wall Street Finished Higher on Trade, ECB Stimulus for the 7th Session Running

Wall Street Finished Higher on Trade, ECB Stimulus for the 7th Session Running

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $SOY, $VXX US stocks extend rally on trade developments, ECB stimulus measures Tech gains led the S&P 500 and the NAS Comp higher, while financials gave the biggest boost to the blue-chip DJIA, which closed up for the 7th session running, its longest winning streak since May. Stocks rose worldwide as […]

Wall Street Focus: Big Tech and Multinational Industrials

Wall Street Focus: Big Tech and Multinational Industrials

$AAPL, $KO, $CAT, $AMZN, $MCD, $BA, $OIL, $SOY FLASH: Earnings season continues with companies including: Amazon.com, Alphabet, Unilever, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s and Boeing. Monday, technology shares led gainers among US stocks following mixed sessions in Europe and Asia as investors looked ahead to a busy week of corporate earnings. Crude Oil gained amid tensions in […]

China is “Cautiously Optimistic”on Trump Trade Talks Despite Tariffs’ Escalation

China is “Cautiously Optimistic”on Trump Trade Talks Despite Tariffs’ Escalation

China and the US have agreed to hold more trade talks in Beijing, Vice Premier Liu He said as President Trump ordered his trade Chief to begin the process of imposing tariffs on all remaining imports from China. Mr. Liu voiced some optimism on reaching a deal, but said there were “issues of principle” on […]

Investors in China’s Stock Market Focus on PBoC Stimulus Measures

Investors in China’s Stock Market Focus on PBoC Stimulus Measures

$CNY China’s stock market investors are not quite ready to see Beijing scale back its efforts to support the economy. Stocks started the week lower after improving data prompted traders to pare back their bets for additional stimulus. The Shanghai Composite Index rallied Tuesday after the PBoC injected cash into the financial system, alleviating concerns […]

Investor Focus this Week: Geopolitical Events + Big Bank Earnings

Investor Focus this Week: Geopolitical  Events + Big Bank Earnings

$BAC, $C, $JPM, $MS, $WFC, $USD, $GBP, $JPY The Fed As the US yield curve is deciding whether to invert/not Invert, investors seek reassurance that we are in a era of non-inflationary growth, and focus on monthly price gauges this week. Wednesday, the US Labor Department is expected to report that its March Consumer Price […]

Expect Fed to Signal No Rate Hikes Anytime Soon

Expect Fed to Signal No Rate Hikes Anytime Soon

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Cyclical sectors outperformed, follow-through buying interest came in on no new catalysts. Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) extend losses on familiar story lines Patience is the FOMC’s focus now, signaling that it went too far last year with its 4 rate hikes, so no interest rate hikes likely soon. […]

How Far South is China’s Rapid Growth Slowdown Headed?

How Far South is China’s Rapid Growth Slowdown Headed?

The growing mystery of where China’s rapid slowdown is headed may become the biggest risk on the horizon. The world economy. Recession Watch: The global economy’s in its weakest shape since the financial crisis 10 years ago. China got more affirming evidence of its Big slowdown, with industrial output and retail sales softening and a […]

EU Cannot Not Rely on US Growth to Help

EU Cannot Not Rely on US Growth to Help

FLASH: President Trump’s top economic adviser offered sharp criticism of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) revival of stimulus measures to spur the EU’s economy. National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said that a ECB decision Thursday to extend a new round of cheap loans to the banking system wouldn’t be enough to fix the continent’s […]

Trump Policy: Overhaul the Fed!

Trump Policy: Overhaul the Fed!

When the Fed’s FOMC policymakers met last month and put it 3-year rate-hike campaign on hold and backed ending a yearlong push to shrink their $4-T balance sheet, that was draining the liquidity out of the system and shrinking the wealth of American house holds by the trillions of dollars, they cited increased risks to […]

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 […]

President Trump’s Stimulus to Boost Economy for ‘at Least’ 3 Years

President Trump’s Stimulus to Boost Economy for ‘at Least’ 3 Years

President Trump’s Stimulus to Boost US Economy for ‘at Least’ 3 Years $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Thursday, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said he believes the US economy remains in a “good place,” with recent government tax and spending programs likely to boost GDP (gross domestic product) for perhaps 3 years. “I think the […]

We Are Seeing Wall Street Rally Under President Trump

We Are Seeing Wall Street Rally Under President Trump

We Are Seeing Wall Street Rally Under President Trump $SPY Wall Street analysts are predicting another up year for the S&P 500 Index (SPY) It is worth taking notice what would be accomplished if that prediction happens. At 2,800, the average estimate of 9 strategists tracked points not only to another year of all-time highs, […]

Central Banks Turn “Hawkish”, JPY Carry Trade Emerges

Central Banks Turn “Hawkish”, JPY Carry Trade Emerges

Central Banks Turn “Hawkish”, JPY Carry Trade Emerges $GBP, $USD, $EUR, $JPY, $CAD Cable, Loonie and EUR all rose last week on Hawkish comments from central bankers. The BOE Governor Mark Carney said it is not the time of rate hike yet. Then indicated the BOE MPC will start debating raising interest rate in the […]

Comey’s Testimony: “Still Born”, DJIA Marks Record Highs

Comey’s Testimony: “Still Born”, DJIA Marks Record Highs

Comey’s Testimony: “Still Born”, DJIA Marks Record Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks were higher in early afternoon trading Thursday after sacked FBI Director James Comey’s testimony was seen by investors as yielding nothing that could affect Donald Trump’s Presidency. The DJIA earlier hit an intra-day record and continued to climb and settled back […]

European Central Bank Facing Continuing Challenges

European Central Bank Facing Continuing Challenges

European Central Bank Facing Continuing Challenges The European Central Bank (ECB) facing continuing challenges when its Governing Council meets Thursday in Estonia. The Eurozone’s central bank is likely to err on the side of prudence by avoiding any notable reduction in monetary stimulus, even though the arguments points to a different policy direction. The argument […]

Mario Draghi, “EU Growth Needs More Stimulus”

Mario Draghi, “EU Growth Needs More Stimulus”

Mario Draghi, “EU Growth Needs More Stimulus” The head of the European Central Bank (ECB) says while the economy of the 19-nation Eurozone is improving, but it still needs substantial stimulus. At a parliamentary hearing Monday in Brussels, ECB boss Mario Draghi said “the economic upswing is becoming increasingly solid and continues to broaden across […]

President Trump Can Revive the Economy that Socialist Obama Killed

President Trump Can Revive the Economy that Socialist Obama Killed

President Trump Can Revive the Economy that Socialist Obama Killed $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, Sam Zell said President Donald Trump has an “extraordinary opportunity” to revive an economy that died under 8 years of regulatory oppression under Barack Hussein Obama. “I think we’ve had 8 years of kind of an anti-business administration with very […]

ECB’s Draghi Cautiously Upbeat on Eurozone

ECB’s Draghi Cautiously Upbeat on Eurozone

ECB’s Draghi Cautiously Upbeat on Eurozone The Head of the European Central Bank (ECB) says that risks to the strengthening economy of the 19-country Eurozone have fallen insisting it is too early to declare victory and start withdrawing stimulus measures. Mario Draghi said in remarks delivered Wednesday in the Dutch Parliament that recent data confirm […]

Trump Stimulus Expectations Driving US and World Economies

Trump Stimulus Expectations Driving US and World Economies

Trump Stimulus Expectations Driving US and World Economies $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The world economy will grow steadily over the next 2 years, meaning investors should stay invested in equities, according to Barclays Capital Plc. Barclay’s analysts presented several major themes for the next 2 years Thursday, they are: President Donald Trump and Republicans in […]

China’s Manufacturing Expands for 5th Month Running

China’s Manufacturing Expands for 5th Month Running

China’s Manufacturing Expands for 5th Month Running Activity at China’s factories slowed in December but still marked the 5th consecutive month of expansion in the latest sign that the world’s #2 economy is stabilizing. The monthly PMI (purchasing managers’ index) by the Chinese Federation of Logistics and Purchasing was 51.4 in December, the 2nd highest […]

“Trump Effect” Hammering US Treasury Market

“Trump Effect” Hammering US Treasury Market

“Trump Effect” Hammering US Treasury Market US Treasury’s are having their worst month since Y 2009 after investors pulled money from the US bond market on speculation Donald Trump’s victory in the Presidential election will pave the way for increased fiscal stimulus. An index that tracks the Treasuries market has lost 2.5% this month through […]

It is Time for Americans to Be Optimistic Again

It is Time for Americans to Be Optimistic Again

It is Time to Be Optimistic Again $SPY Donald Trump’s plans for the economy will boost deficits, interest rates and growth but also will create opportunities for ordinary investors, it is time for Americans to be optimistic again. Both Trump and Hillary Clinton promised sorely needed additional spending on roads and public structures, schools, railway […]

Financial Markets “Waking Up” to a Trump Presidency

Financial Markets “Waking Up” to a Trump Presidency

Financial Markets “Waking Up” to a Trump Presidency $BAC The US financial markets are just now “waking up” to the possibility of a Donald Trump Presidency in the wake of Hillary Clinton’s numerous health problem’s and tightening polls, that according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch (NYSE:BAC) Head of Global Rates and Currencies Research David […]

Jeffrey Gundlach, “This is a Big, Big Moment”

Jeffrey Gundlach, “This is a Big, Big Moment”

Jeffrey Gundlach, “This is a Big, Big Moment” Last Thursday DoubleLine Capital’s CIO Jeffrey Gundlach, 56 anni, said it is time for fixed-income investors to prepare for rising interest rates and higher inflation by reducing their positions, moving money into cash and protecting against volatility. “This is a Big, Big Moment,” Mr. Gundlach said during […]

Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV Commentary: Most of the markets waited for the ECB meet Thursday, where President Draghi was expected to extend the asset buying stimulus further, they were disappointed, as he did not come right out with it. But, from the tone, I understood […]

Financial Markets Running on “Hope” for Continuing Stimulus

Financial Markets Running on “Hope” for Continuing Stimulus

Financial Markets Running on “Hope” for Continuing Stimulus $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX In this world of easy money, where the markets hope the near-Zero interest rate policies to continue, there really should be hope for a growing not stagnant economy. This week;s economic reports have been dominated by a very strong consumer confidence report. The […]

Japan’s Economic Latest Stimulus Measures Expose Flawed “Abenomics”

Japan’s Economic Latest Stimulus Measures Expose Flawed “Abenomics”

Japan’s Economic Latest Stimulus Measures Expose Flawed “Abenomics” Japan’s unrolling this week of a stimulus plan of JPY 28.1-T (US$274-B) as part of Prime Minister Abe’s latest installment of his shaky “Abenomics” economic policy mix, lacks the equivocal allocations and long-term vision necessary to fundamentally kickstart the nation’s ailing economy. As evidenced by the stock […]

Gold Getting Boost from Japan Spend/Lend Stimulus

Gold Getting Boost from Japan Spend/Lend Stimulus

Gold Getting Boost from Japan Spend/Lend Stimulus $GLD, $SLV, $ABX, $KGC “Gold is getting another boost, this time from Japan PM Shinzo Abe” Gold prices are headed for the longest rally in more than 6 weeks after Japan’s cabinet Tuesday approved a spending/lending stimulus package, including JPY4.6-T in outlays this year. The USD also weakened, […]

US Stocks Extend Momentum Rally to Fresh All Time Highs

US Stocks Extend Momentum Rally to Fresh All Time Highs

US Stocks Extend Momentum Rally to Fresh All Time Highs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US stocks extended to fresh all-time highs, with the S&P 500 Index marking its longest winning streak in 4 months, as speculation grew for looser global monetary (stimulus) policies while a better-than-forecast profit from JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) boosted optimism […]

Caution, Investors are Chasing Stocks, more Tactical than Fundamental

Caution, Investors are Chasing Stocks, more Tactical than Fundamental

Caution, Investors are Chasing Stocks, more Tactical than Fundamental $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Investors are no longer running from the stock market they are chasing it for reasons that are more tactical than fundamental: Caution. It is too early to tell where the UK’s new position in the overall context of the EU will be […]

The S&P 500 Closed Out its 3rd Straight Quarter in the Green

The S&P 500 Closed Out its 3rd Straight Quarter in the Green

The S&P 500 Closed Out its 3rd Straight Quarter in the Green $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $HSY, $MDLZ Wall Street marked a 3rd straight day of gainers Thursday as the BOE raised the prospect of a Summer stimulus and consumer staples shares rose on news of Mondelez International’s (NASDAQ:MDLZ) $23-B bid for Hershey (NYSE:HSY). The […]

Managed Money Cautious, Capital Preservation Key

Managed Money Cautious, Capital Preservation Key

Managed Money Cautious, Capital Preservation Key $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The “new normal” led to the “new neutral” led to ‘insecure stability”. The world has entering a phase of rising risks as the effect of central-bank stimulus policies diminishes. “You can think of it as insecure stability,” Richard Clarida, Pimco’s global strategic adviser, said in […]

Abenomics Not Likely to Lift Japan Out of Sluggish Growth

Abenomics Not Likely to Lift Japan Out of Sluggish Growth

Abenomics Not Likely to Lift Japan Out of Sluggish Growth Statistics released Wednesday showed Japan recorded better-than-expected economic growth numbers in Q-1 of the year. However, economists said the real picture may not be as rosy as it looks to be based on preliminary statistics. The reform plans championed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, known […]