Fed Chairman Powell Does Not See Recession: Mission “Sustain Expansion”

Fed Chairman Powell Does Not See Recession: Mission “Sustain Expansion”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The stock market finished mixed Friday; the S&P 500 (+0.1%) and DJIA (+0.3%) closed just above unchanged, while the NAS Comp (-0.2%) and Russell 2000 (-0.4%) closed slightly lower. On Friday, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said the most likely outlook for the US and world economy is continued moderate growth, […]

Wall Street Finished Mixed with a Bullish Bias Ahead of this Long Weekend

Wall Street Finished Mixed with a Bullish Bias Ahead of this Long Weekend

$DIA, #SPY,, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street posted mixed results on Friday on month end re-balancing ahead of a holiday weekend in which a fresh round of US tariffs on Chinese imports were set for levy. The DJIA .DJI rose 37.4 pts, or 0.14%, to 26,399.65, the S&P 500 .SPX gained 1.45 pts, or 0.05%, to 2,926.03 and the […]

President Trump’s Approval Hits 1st-Term High at 47%

President Trump’s Approval Hits 1st-Term High at 47%

This strong economy has President Trump’s approval rating hitting a high point for his administration at 44% among adults and 47% among registered voters in the latest The Washington Post/ABC News poll. These ratings represent a 5-percentage-point uptick since April, when special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative report was released. President Trump scores highest on the economy, with […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Post Strong Q-1 Results

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Post Strong Q-1 Results

$RACE FLASH: THE FERRARI F8 TRIBUTO, 1ST OF 5 NEW MODELS UNVEILED IN 2019 DRIVING STRONG REVENUE Ferrari F8 Tributo Successfully presented at the Geneva Motor Show on 5 March 2019, the Ferrari F8 Tributo represents the most powerful V8 in the Maranello Outfit’s history for a non-special series Supercar and sets the benchmark for […]

US Stock Market is Strong, Tune Out the Noise

US Stock Market is Strong, Tune Out the Noise

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The just released data of the US Bureau of Economic Analysis and the US Census Bureau show that the US monthly international trade deficit decreased in January 2019 from $59.9% in December (revised) to $51.1-B as expected, as imports decreased and exports increased. The goods deficit decreased $8.2-B in January […]

Key Tell: Watch Labor Participation Rate in US Jobs

Key Tell: Watch Labor Participation Rate in US Jobs

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Job creation and wage growth are still important things to watch for in the monthly NFP report for February that will be released Friday. The other partial indicators already suggest that the labor market will remain solid. The focus now will be on the labor-force participation rate because the […]

Investors Want a Weaker USD, They Must be Patient for the ‘Buck’ to Weaken

Investors Want a Weaker USD, They Must be Patient for the ‘Buck’ to Weaken

$USD The Fed’s Beige Book was released Wednesday showing the US economy continues to be performing strongly. Manufacturing was stronger, employment remains strong across the economy, but bad weather and bad politics have taken their toll. On the latter, 50% of the reporting areas said that the government partial shutdown had been hurting local growth. […]

Powell Sees Solid, but Slower US Economic Growth in 2019

Powell Sees Solid, but Slower US Economic Growth in 2019

The US economy will grow at a solid though slower pace in Y 2019 and the Fed will remain “patient” in deciding whether to further raise interest rates, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday. Chairman Powell reaffirmed the policy shift made by the Fed last month, telling a Senate Banking Committee hearing that “crosscurrents and […]

US Homebuilder Sentiment Tops Forecasts

US Homebuilder Sentiment Tops Forecasts

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

Fed says, “Economy in Good Place”

Fed says, “Economy in Good Place”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Fed officials are getting their stories aligned on the US economy. Cleveland’s Loretta Mester says it’s in a “very good spot.” Or a “pretty good place,” as Kansas City’s Esther George has it, faithfully echoing Chairman Jerome Powell’s “the economy is good.” Their remarks, made Tuesday and Wednesday, aim […]

Fed Chairman Powell says it Again, “The US Economy is in a ‘Good Place'”

Fed Chairman Powell says it Again, “The US Economy is in a ‘Good Place

The Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said again Wednesday the US economy remains in a “good place” and has proved resilient so far to shocks like the British decision to leave the European Union. “The US economy is now in a good place,” with low unemployment and inflation near the Fed’s 2% target, Chairman Powell […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Monza SP1 and SP2 Sight and Sound

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Monza SP1 and SP2 Sight and Sound

$RACE These 2 LE Super Cars are Ferrari’s most powerful road cars of all time. Sight and Sound! When Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) took the wraps off of its retro SP1 and SP2 Monza Limited Edition cars aficionados cheered. They are unlike anything we have seen since Mercedes released its SLR McLaren Sterling Moss. The SP1 and SP2 are the 1st vehicles […]

NRF Forecasts Solid Retail Sales Growth for 2019

NRF Forecasts Solid Retail Sales Growth for 2019

The National Retail Federation, the nation’s largest retail trade group, forecasts that retail sales should grow between 3.8 and 4.4% to more than $3.8-T this year as shoppers remain in the mood to spend in a strong US economy and job market. The forecast, released Tuesday, is in line with the 4.6% gain the group preliminarily estimated […]

The Rail Freight Indicator: US Economy Growing at Steady Rate

The Rail Freight Indicator: US Economy Growing at Steady Rate

$CSX, $UNP, $NSC The economy looks strong to the major freight railroads that haul the products and raw materials companies rely on, but the lingering trade disputes might derail business if they continue. Union Pacific (NYSE:UNP) and CSX (NASDAQ:CSX) railroads both sounded optimistic about the economy when they reported hauling 3% more carloads of freight in Q-4. […]

Financial Markets Depend on President Trump Holding the Line

Financial Markets Depend on President Trump Holding the Line

Equity investment markets hold lots of different risks for participants. And none is greater than the risk of erratic government policy, the growth of government bureaucracies and their oppressive regulations have resulted in the continuing loss of economic freedom for all Americans.   Today, free-market capitalism is under attack by the political-social-intellectual-elite who really believe […]

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants

Volatile Markets are Opportunities for Savvy Participants $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Some investors get scared when the stock market falls, but there is always the other side of that action. When selling happens, stocks are on sale. The recent Southside action can provide opportunities that investors have not seen for a while. The Key […]

Fed Chairman Powell, “Rate Hikes Are Not Automatic in Healthy Economy”

Fed Chairman Powell, “Rate Hikes Are Not Automatic in Healthy Economy”

Fed Chairman Powell, “Rate Hikes Are Not Automatic in Healthy Economy” Fed Chairman Jerome Powell cast a bright picture of the US economy Wednesday and appeared to suggest that the Fed might consider a pause in its interest rate hikes next year to assess the impact of its credit tightening. Chairman Powell’s comments ignited a […]

The Strong US Economy Continues to Grow

The Strong US Economy Continues to Grow

The Strong US Economy is Continues to Grow The strong US economy is continuing to grow at a 2.9% annualized rate in Q-4, following the latest economic data, the Atlanta Federal Reserve’s GDPNow forecast model showed on Friday. This was unchanged from the pace for Q-4 GDP Atlanta Fed’s GDP program calculated on  2 November. The nowcast […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) New Car Sales + 11% in Q-3, Profit Doubles

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) New Car Sales + 11% in Q-3, Profit Doubles

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) New Car Sales + 11% in Q-3, Profit Doubles $RACE Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) sales mix favored the entry level Portofino convertible in Q-3 rather than its high-margin Limited-Edition models on availability, weighing a bit on the Italian company’s earnings. Investors are looking for reassurance that CEO Louis Camilleri can maintain Ferrari’s strong growth achieved […]

The Strong Trump Economy is Real, Not a ‘Sugar High’

The Strong Trump Economy is Real, Not a ‘Sugar High’

The Strong Trump Economy is Real, Not a ‘Sugar High’ “Wow! The U.S. added 250,000 Jobs in October, Unemployment at 3.7%, Wages UP! Keep it going, Vote Republican!” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says that the strong Trump economy is not a sugar high. The veteran financial guru and former Ronald Reagan adviser spoke to reporters […]

Metalla Royalty & Streaming’s (OTCQX: MTAFF)Earning Report Q-1 FY 2019

Metalla Royalty & Streaming’s (OTCQX: MTAFF)Earning Report Q-1 FY 2019

Metalla Royalty & Streaming’s (OTCQX: MTAFF)Earning Report Q-1 FY 2019 $MTAFF Metalla Royalty & Streaming Ltd.(TSXV:MTA) (OTCQX:MTAFF) (FRANKFURT:X9CP) announces its financial results for the 1st Quarter of Fiscal Year 2019. For complete details of the condensed interim consolidated financial statements and accompanying management’s discussion and analysis for the 3 months ended 31 August 2018, go […]

US Economy Experiencing “Extraordinary Times”, Outlook Strong

US Economy Experiencing “Extraordinary Times”, Outlook Strong

US Economy Experiencing “Extraordinary Times”, Outlook Strong Tuesday, US Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that he sees no need to drop the central bank’s current gradual approach to raising interest rates. Chairman Powell said the combination of steady, low inflation and very low unemployment shows the country is going through “extraordinary times.” The Fed […]

The Trump Economy: Consumer Confidence Rises 18-Year High

The Trump Economy: Consumer Confidence Rises 18-Year High

The Trump Economy: Consumer Confidence Rises 18-Year High US consumer confidence rose to an 18-year high in September as households grew more upbeat about the labor market, pointing to sustained strength in the economy despite an increasingly bitter trade dispute between the US and China. While other data Tuesday showed a moderation in house price […]

Happy People Are Healthy People

Happy People Are Healthy People

Happy People Are Healthy People The effects of mental well-being may be so strong when it comes to physical health that even children who have a more positive outlook may enjoy better health in adulthood, according to Harvard School of Public Health researcher Laura Kubzansky. Certain attributes appear to be particularly beneficial for preventing or […]

Morning Briefing: Special Report on Strong US Retail

Morning Briefing: Special Report on Strong US Retail

Morning Briefing: Special Report on Strong US Retail $WMT, $COST, $AMZN, $LOW, $URBN, $DG, $HD, $DLTR, $JWN On the world markets: World stocks rose Friday as news of plans for US-China trade talks stoked positive sentiment over their tariff dust up, DJIA finished comfortably above Key resistance at 25,500  expect a pause to refresh and the […]

Americans are Shopping, Retail Sales Up Sharply in July

Americans are Shopping, Retail Sales Up Sharply in July

Americans are Shopping, Retail Sales Up Sharply in July $M, $WMT, $COST, $AMZN Americans shopped at a healthy pace in July, buying more cars, clothes and appliances, evidence that confident consumers are helping drive strong economic growth. The US Commerce Department says retail sales rose at a 0.5% annual rate in July, after a 0.2% […]

Fed’s FOMC Votes 8-0 to Leave Fed Fund’s Rate Unchanged 

Fed’s FOMC Votes 8-0 to Leave Fed Fund’s Rate Unchanged 

Fed’s FOMC Votes 8-0 to Leave Fed Fund’s Rate Unchanged $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RTUX, $VXX The FOMC left the benchmark interest rate unchanged, and reiterating their plan to gradually lift borrowing costs to keep the economy expanding at a healthy pace. Economic activity has been “rising at a strong rate,” and the unemployment rate “has […]

Defeating Loneliness it this Social Media World

Defeating Loneliness it this Social Media World

Defeating Loneliness it this Social Media World Chances are, you or someone you know has been struggling with loneliness. And that can be a serious problem. Loneliness and weak real social connections are associated with a reduction in lifespan similar to that caused by smoking 15 cigarettes a day and even greater than that associated with obesity. […]

Trade Negotiations: Investors Agree, the US Will Win

Trade Negotiations: Investors Agree, the US Will Win

Trade Negotiations: Investors Agree, the US Will Win $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $N300, $VXX Trade disputes are good and easy to win. Chinese stocks weak American stocks stronger. That is the view from financial markets as the tariff dust-up between China and the US shows increasing signs of impacting stock prices. While broad measures of […]

President Trump’s Supporters; Smartest, Strongest, Hardest Working…”

President Trump’s Supporters; Smartest, Strongest, Hardest Working…”

President Trump’s Supporters; Smartest, Strongest, Hardest Working…” US President Trump called his supporters “the smartest, strongest, most hard working and most loyal that we have seen” in the history of the United States. He made the comment on Twitter Saturday morning. “It is a beautiful thing to watch as we win elections and gather support from all over […]

President Trump is Breaking Economic Records, This is a Prosperity Era.

President Trump is Breaking Economic Records, This is a Prosperity Era.

President Trump is Breaking Economic Records, This is a Prosperity Era. $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RTUX, $VXX Friday, President Donald Trump’s chief economic adviser says blockbuster unemployment data is only a sign of the robust economic growth awaiting America. “I believe we’ve entered into the longest largest prosperity in a couple of decades. I know it’s early […]

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, the US economic data showed an acceleration in mid-Atlantic factory activity this month, with manufacturers saying they were boosting employment and asking for higher prices for their products. The combination of a tightening labor market and firming inflation bolsters expectations the Fed will […]

US Economic Growth ‘Robust’ and On Track

US Economic Growth ‘Robust’ and On Track

US Economic Growth ‘Robust’ and On Track Strong business borrowing, rising consumer spending, plus tight labor markets indicate the US economy remains on track for continued growth, the Fed reported Wednesday, the risks of a global trade war the only outlier. In its periodic “Beige Book” summary of contacts with businesses in its 12 regional districts, the […]

Strong Economic Development Seen in the USA

Strong Economic Development Seen in the USA

Strong Economic Development Seen in the USA $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ US stocks were up and down last week, seeming driven by shifting headlines on US-China trade tensions. When in fact the market is consolidating the huge gainer since Donald Trump was elected US President. Now, is very important to distinguish between tariffs that we already […]

US Stock Markets Oversold, Up Strong Again Monday

US Stock Markets Oversold, Up Strong Again Monday

US Stock Markets Oversold, Up Strong Again Monday $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Technology and Financial issues led Wall Street’s Key indexes higher for a 2nd strong session running Monday, with steady bond yields and volatility also helping the stock market bounce back from its worst proformance in 2 years. Helping the market were gains of […]

US Economy Strong, Growing, as Financial Markets Consolidate Big Gains

US Economy Strong, Growing, as Financial Markets Consolidate Big Gains

US Economy Strong, Growing, as Financial Markets Consolidate Big Gains $VXX The nation’s economy is very strong, and the tax cut bill is energizing business, so the stock markets will be just fine despite the quick correction seen over the past 9 trading days. Savvy participants are cost averaging down and “buying the dip’ “Investment […]

China’s Economy +6.9% in 2017, Beats Forecasts

China’s Economy +6.9% in 2017, Beats Forecasts

China’s Economy +6.9% in 2017, Beats Forecasts China’s economy finished Y 2017 on strong with a better-than-expected growth rate and improved structure, official data showed Thursday. The world’s 2nd largest economy expanded 6.9% Y-Y in Y 2017, higher than the 6.7% growth registered in Y 2016, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed. […]

US Housing Starts Decline, Building Permits Stabilize

US Housing Starts Decline, Building Permits Stabilize

US Housing Starts Decline, Building Permits Stabilize $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US home-building declined in December on a slowdown in the construction of single-family housing units following 2 months of strong gainers. Housing starts decreased 8.2%to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.192-M units, the Commerce Department said on Thursday. November’s sales pace was revised up to […]

Dick Durbin is Intentionally Trying to Scuttle DACA Talks

Dick Durbin is Intentionally Trying to Scuttle DACA Talks

Dick Durbin is Intentionally Trying to Scuttle DACA Talks “DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don’t really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military,” President Trump Tweeted Sunday. “I, as President, want people coming into our Country who are going to help us become strong […]

The Trump Bull Market Charges Into 2018, DJIA Breaks 25,000

The Trump Bull Market Charges Into 2018, DJIA Breaks 25,000

The Trump Bull Market Charges Into 2018, DJIA Breaks 25,000 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The macro indicators are telling investors that world economies are doing really well under President Trump’s MAGA policies. Thursday, the DJIA broke above the 25,000 for the 1st time, and other major US indexes posted new records, driven by strong US […]

President Trump Showcased America as Strong, Proud and Confident

President Trump Showcased America as Strong, Proud and Confident

President Trump Showcased America as Strong, Proud and Confident President Donald Trump said Wednesday that his 12-day trip to Asia showcased “a strong, proud and confident America” to the World. “Everywhere we went, our foreign hosts greeted the American delegation and myself included with incredible warmth and hospitality and most importantly respect,” President Trump told […]

China: e-Commerce Boom Highlights Strong Consumption

China: e-Commerce Boom Highlights Strong Consumption

China: e-Commerce Boom Highlights Strong Consumption $BABA November 11 shopping spree is a commercial miracle for the world The record sales at major Chinese e-Commerce sites Saturday offer an insight into the robust domestic demand in the world’s 2nd-largest economy. November 11 has become an online shopping spree since Y 2009 when Alibaba’s Tmall made […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Minting Money for Stakeholders

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Minting Money for Stakeholders

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Minting Money for Stakeholders $RACE Ever since its IPO spin off from giant automaker Fiat-Chrysler (NYSE:FCAU) in October 2015, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) has printed money for its stakeholders. The company set sales records in Y 2016 and continues to exceed expectations. According to the data Ferrari’s Q-3 earnings for Y 2017 are up 13% to $310-M. […]

President Trump Declares Opioids a Public Health Emergency

President Trump Declares Opioids a Public Health Emergency

President Trump Declares Opioids a Public Health Emergency Thursday, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a national public health emergency declaring “we can be the generation that ends the opioid epidemic.” “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue,” Trump said at the White House in an announcement accompanied by first lady Melania Trump and […]

US Consumer Confidence at 16-Year High, Sign of Sustained Spending

US Consumer Confidence at 16-Year High, Sign of Sustained Spending

US Consumer Confidence at 16-Year High, Sign of Sustained Spending $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Consumer confidence, including views about the US economy, last week marked a 16-year high, indicating spending will remain solid. Confidence among Republicans rose to an almost 10-year high, while comfort of independents was strongest in more than 16 years, Democrats are […]

August Markets: Stocks Often Declines as Traders Vacation

August Markets: Stocks Often Declines as Traders Vacation

August Markets: Stocks Often Declines as Traders Vacation $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX It is August and markets are taking time to consolidate the recent big gainers. And this August US President Donald Trump threatens to leash Fire & Fury on NKorea. So, we are seeing the VIX wake up, as swings in stocks and junk […]

Australian Dollar (A$) Rising Strong Against US Dollar ($)

Australian Dollar (A$) Rising Strong Against US Dollar ($)

On Friday night the Australian dollar broke through US78 cents for the first time in more than two years. The Australian dollar appears Confident to rise to US80¢ soon. The reason for Friday’s surge was that American retail sales fell, against expectations of a rise, and the monthly CPI change was zero. Annual inflation remains mired at […]

Holder Senses What’s Coming, Warns DOJ/FBI Publicly

Holder Senses What’s Coming, Warns DOJ/FBI Publicly

Holder Senses What’s Coming, Warns DOJ/FBI Publicly Former Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday that the “career men and women” at the FBI and the Justice Department should “be prepared, be strong.” ✔@EricHolder To the career men & women at DOJ/FBI: your actions and integrity will be unfairly questioned. Be prepared, be strong. Duty. Honor. […]

President Trump to Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn (ret.), “Stay Strong”

President Trump to Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn (ret.), “Stay Strong”

President Trump to Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn (ret.), “Stay Strong” President Donald Trump told former national security adviser Lt. General Michael Flynn to “stay strong” as federal investigators look into his foreign ties. “I just got a message from the president to stay strong,” the retired US Army Lt. General told a group of friends […]

Gold & Silver are Climbing, What it Means for Investors

Gold & Silver are Climbing, What it Means for Investors

Gold & Silver are Climbing, What it Means for Investors $GLD, $SLV, $EXCFF, $SLW Our economy is governed by its surroundings, the announcement of a federal interest rate hike sometimes causes the stock market to decline, even before it goes into effect. But since Donald Trump has become President of the US, the Fed’s actions […]

Majority of Americans say President Donald Trump is a Man of his Word

Majority of Americans say President Donald Trump is a Man of his Word

Majority of Americans say President Donald Trump is a Man of his Word Results of a recent Gallup Poll reveals that 62% of Americans polled said  President Trump keeps his promises, 42% believe he is honest, with Republicans much more positive than Democrats. 59% said President Trump, only 3 weeks into his term, is a strong […]

Segenhoe Stars for Classic Selling on Sunday & Monday

Segenhoe Stars for Classic Selling on Sunday & Monday

Segenhoe Stars for Classic Selling on Sunday & Monday Premium Hunter Valley nursery Segenhoe Stud will be chiming in late at the 2017 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale presenting a draft of nine top class youngsters on Sunday and Monday. Feature photo above: Bred and sold by Segenhoe – Eagle Way wins the Queensland Derby Now […]