Vienna, Austria: The World’s Most Livable City

Vienna, Austria: The World’s Most Livable City

FLASH: After claiming the title of world’s most livable city in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual index last year, Vienna (Wein) recently topped Mercer’s annual Quality of Living survey too. For the 10th year running, Vienna, Austria took the number one spot in the annual Quality of Living survey conducted by Mercer, a human resources consulting […]

The Rate Hike Holiday is Here!

The Rate Hike Holiday is Here!

US consumers expect prices to rise more slowly, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a decline in inflation expectations in February that likely reinforces policymakers’ reluctance to hike rates. It showed 1 and 3 year ahead inflation expectations were down 0.2 percentage points to 2.8% last month, with sharp declines in expected […]

Elon Musk Vs Tesla Employees, a Failure in Leadership

Elon Musk Vs Tesla Employees, a Failure in Leadership

$TSLA FLASH: Tesla stock under pressure, Musk’s leadership called into Question. Shares of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) are under heavy selling pressure now on a slew of recent reports that shed light on Elon Musk’s leadership style. And it calls into Question whether employees believe he is suited to lead the company. Blind, an anonymous workplace community, […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Declared the World’s Strongest Brand

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Declared the World’s Strongest Brand

$RACE, $AMZN, $MSFT, Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) ran a victory lap to be awarded the title of the world’s strongest brand, according to a new survey. Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) remains the world’s most valuable brand, and there has been a strong performance from Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT). The survey comes from the Brand Finance Global 500 for Y 2019, which measures the […]

US Home Mortgage Applications Mark 11-Month Highs

US Home Mortgage Applications Mark 11-Month Highs

The number of US consumers who applied for loans to buy a home and to refinance 1 rose to an 11-month high last week, signaling that the recent drop in interest rates is reviving housing activity, the Mortgage Bankers Association said in a report Wednesday. The Washington-based industry group’s seasonally adjusted gauge on mortgage applications increased 13.5% […]

Stay Healthy: Eat More Seafood!

Stay Healthy: Eat More Seafood!

Stay Healthy: Eat More Seafood! Whatever your preference, eating more seafood may help you stay healthy as you age, new research suggests. In a study spanning 22 years, researchers found that higher blood levels of the omega-3 fatty acids found in seafood were associated with a better chance of healthy aging. The study involved more […]

 Philly Fed Survey: Trump Trade Disputes Barely Slows Manufacturers’ Investment Plans

 Philly Fed Survey: Trump Trade Disputes Barely Slows Manufacturers’ Investment Plans

Philly Fed Survey: Trump Trade Disputes Barely Slows Manufacturers’ Investment Plans US Manufacturers in the northeast are largely shrugging off global trade disputes and plan to boost investments next year thanks to tax cuts, according to a Federal Reserve survey. More than 64% of business respondents in the Philadelphia Fed district said tariff and trade […]

China’s Q-3 GDP Growth Lowest Since the ‘Great Recession’

China’s Q-3 GDP Growth Lowest Since the ‘Great Recession’

China’s Q-3 GDP Growth Lowest Since the ‘Great Recession’ An official survey confirmed that manufacturers were coming under stress. At this week’s end, global investors and policy makers will likely be given a cold hard reminder of the costs of the US-China trade dispute, with a Reuters poll predicting that China’s Q-3 growth will slow […]

US Jobless Rate Nears 49-Year Lows, Hurricane Hurts Wages, Payrolls

US Jobless Rate Nears 49-Year Lows, Hurricane Hurts Wages, Payrolls

US Jobless Rate Nears 49-Year Lows, Hurricane Hurts Wages, Payrolls US job growth slowed in September, as Hurricane Florence depressed restaurant and retail payrolls, but the unemployment rate fell to near a 49-year low of 3.7 percent, pointing to a further tightening in labor market conditions. The Labor Department’s closely watched monthly employment report Friday also showed […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Suppliers See Bankruptcy Ahead

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Suppliers See Bankruptcy Ahead

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Suppliers See Bankruptcy Ahead $TSLA Many of the Top executives at auto suppliers surveyed by an industry association said they were worried about Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) filing for bankruptcy in the near future, and see Tesla as a financial risk to their companies. “We are definitely not going bankrupt,” Tesla CEO Elon Musk told the WS-J […]

Investors Cautious on Equities Despite Low Unemployment, Strong Growth

Investors Cautious on Equities Despite Low Unemployment, Strong Growth

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

Individual Investors in US View Bitcoin as Risky 

Individual Investors in US View Bitcoin as Risky 

Individual Investors in US View Bitcoin as Risky $BTCUSD A recent poll reveals that Bitcoin and cryptocurrency are viewed with suspicion by most US individual investors, with only 2% of them holding Bitcoin and another 75% of them describing bitcoin as “very risky.” Conducted by Gallup and Wells Fargo, the poll surveyed nearly 2,000 American investors with […]

‘Goldie’ says, Expect Further Declines in Cryptocurrencies

‘Goldie’ says, Expect Further Declines in Cryptocurrencies

‘Goldie’ says, Expect Further Declines in Cryptocurrencies $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD, $GS, $WFC Cryptocurrencies do not fulfill any of the traditional roles of a currency, says Goldman Sachs Bitcoin is looking to consolidate the recent momentum that has seen the # 1 digital currency rise by more than 40% since the beginning of July. Monday afternoon’s declines […]

Most Investors Pick Stock Funds as Best Long-Term Investment

Most Investors Pick Stock Funds as Best Long-Term Investment

Most Investors Pick Stock Funds as Best Long-Term Investment $SPY Investors have selected stock index or mutual funds over 5 other investments as the best for the long term results, according to the latest Wells Fargo/Gallup Investor and Retirement Optimism survey. Real estate and individual stocks are a distant second. Fully 54% of investors choose […]

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) Fades, as Teens Migrate to YouTube

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) Fades, as Teens Migrate to YouTube

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) Fades, as Teens Migrate to YouTube $FB YouTube is dominating social media use among teenagers, as Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) fades from popularity, according to a new survey. APew Research Center survey shows that 85% of US teens, ages 13 to 17, use YouTube, compared with 72% for the Facebook-owned Instagram and 69% for Snapchat. Use […]

Democrats Have a Grim Outlook of the American Dream

Democrats Have a Grim Outlook of the American Dream

Democrats Have a Grim Outlook of the American Dream Democrats have a grim outlook of the American Dream and the rights of Americans, according to the results of a new poll. Key findings from an in-depth Pew Research Center survey titled “The Public, the Political System, and American Democracy:” 37% of Democrats said the following sentence describes […]

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 […]

Global Recession Concerns Fade 

Global Recession Concerns Fade 

Global Recession Concerns Fade Concerns for a world economic slump have faded among CEOs, who are now focused on hiring and retaining top employees, an annual survey found. Global CEOs polled by the Conference Board, a New York-based researcher, ranked a global recession as their 19th concern out of 28 choices, down from being the […]

US Consumer Confidence Climbs to 17-Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence Climbs to 17-Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence Climbs to 17-Year Highs Holiday shopping started strong and the data suggest that will continue. US Consumer Confidence marked a 17-year high in November, with optimism ticking higher for the 5th month running, according to a monthly survey released Tuesday. Consumers’ outlook about jobs and the business environment edged upwards, adding to […]

Highlights of Michigan Sentiment Indicator for October

Highlights of Michigan Sentiment Indicator for October

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

President Trump’s “Numbers” Soar on Overseas Trip

President Trump’s “Numbers” Soar on Overseas Trip

President Trump’s “Numbers” Soar on Overseas Trip President Donald Trump’s approval rating has spiked to 48% during his 1st foreign trip, according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey released Wednesday. President Trump’s approval numbers are up 2pts from Tuesday, 4pts from Monday, and have increased 5pts from last week, according to the survey. The results […]

Diabetes Kills More Americans Than Believed

Diabetes Kills More Americans Than Believed

Diabetes Kills More Americans Than Believed The number of people with diabetes in the US is also growing, and recent research revealed more people may be dying from the disease than was originally believed. According to The Obesity Society, type 2 diabetes accounts for nearly 90% of all diagnosis of diabetes, and obesity is a […]

The Trump Effect: US Consumer Confidence Highest in 16 Years

The Trump Effect: US Consumer Confidence Highest in 16 Years

The Trump Effect: US Consumer Confidence Highest in 16 Years US consumer confidence rose to its highest mark in more than 16 years, a strong gain for one of President Donald Trump’s preferred economic indicators. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its consumer confidence index rose to 125.6 in March from 116.1 in February, the […]

US Consumer Confidence at 12 Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence at 12 Year Highs

US Consumer Confidence at 12 Year Highs Consumer confidence jumped to the highest level since Y 2004, extending Americans’ optimism for their finances and the US economy following Donald Trump’s Presidential election victory. The University of Michigan said Friday that its MSI (final index of sentiment) rose to 98.2 from 93.8 in November. The median […]

AAII Sentiment Survey, 7 December 2016

AAII Sentiment Survey, 7 December 2016

AAII Sentiment Survey, 7 December 2016 $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ The AAII Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are bullish, bearish, and neutral on the stock market short term; individuals are polled from the AAII Website on a weekly basis. Only one vote per member is accepted in each weekly voting period. Optimism […]

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street

The Week Ahead on Wall Street $AZO, $BF.B, $COST, $AVGO, $COO We are in that frame between Q-3 and Q-4 earnings season on Wall Street. This week 6 members of the S&P 500 will release results this week AutoZone (NYSE:AZO) Tuesday Brown-Forman Corp. (NYSE:BF.B), Costco Wholesale Corp. (NYSE:COST) and H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) Wednesday Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) and Cooper Companies (NYSE:COO) Thursday   Economic reports The […]

AAII Sentiment: Investor Optimism Pulls Back Following Post Election Spike

AAII Sentiment: Investor Optimism Pulls Back Following Post Election Spike

AAII Sentiment: Investor Optimism Pulls Back Following Post Election Spike $SPY Optimism pulled back in the latest AAII Sentiment Survey after having risen significantly over the previous 3 weeks. Both Neutral and Bearish sentiment rebounded this week, after having both fallen prior. Bullish Sentiment Expectations that stock prices will rise over the next 6 months, […]

There is ‘Gloom & Doom’ in the Eurozone Business Sector

There is ‘Gloom & Doom’ in the Eurozone Business Sector

There is ‘Gloom & Doom’ in the Eurozone Business Sector While the Eurozone economy has proved resilient to multiple uncertainties such as Brexit, Key business surveys in Europe’s 2 biggest economies, Germany and France has poured a bucket of cold water on the rising optimism. The Ifo Business Climate Index, which is a highly-regarded early […]

As the World Warms, Antarctica Cools

As the World Warms, Antarctica Cools

As the World Warms, Antarctica Cools One of the most rapidly warming places on Earth in the past 50 years has actually cooled in the past 20 years, according to the latest research Temperatures on the Antarctic Peninsula have reversed course, dropping by an average of about 0.5C per decade since the late 1990’s while the rest […]

UAE Business Loan Demand Grows, Lenders Reluctant

UAE Business Loan Demand Grows, Lenders Reluctant

UAE Business Loan Demand Grows, Lenders Reluctant Central bank report finds improving demand in Q-1, as conditions tighten UAE businesses are demanding more loans but lenders appear less willing to supply them, according to a report from the country’s central bank. In its Q-1 report, the bank said the appetite for business credit improved from […]

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 20 April 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 20 April 2016

The AAII Sentiment Survey for the Frame Ended 20 April 2016 The AAII Investor Sentiment Survey measures the percentage of individual investors who are Bullish, Bearish, and Neutral on the stock market for the next 6 months; individuals are polled from the ranks of the AAII membership weekly. Just 1 vote per member is accepted […]