IMF: USD Overvalued

IMF: USD Overvalued

$USD, $EUR, $JPY, $CNY International Monetary Fund (IMF) said Wednesday the USD is overvalued by 6% to 12%, based on near-term economic fundamentals, while the EUR, the JPY, and China’s RMB Yuan were seen as broadly in line with fundamentals. The IMF has been at odds with President Trump over his use of tariffs to […]

President Trump’s Successes at the Weekend Pushes Gold Below Key Technical Support

President Trump’s Successes at the Weekend Pushes Gold Below Key Technical Support

$XAU, $GLD, $SLV, $USD Gold fell 1%+ Monday to its lowest in more than a week as USD strengthened and investors opted for riskier assets after the US and China agreed to restart trade talks. Spot gold was down 1.3% at $1,391.29 oz, as of 0411 GMT, US gold futures dipped 1.3% to $1,394.90 oz. […]

US May Impose More Tariffs on China, No Preconditions in Talks this Weekend

US May Impose More Tariffs on China, No Preconditions in Talks this Weekend

There are no preconditions set ahead of any trade talks with China, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Thursday ahead of President Trump’s meeting with Chinese President Xi this weekend at the G-20 in Japan There were no specific agreements made ahead of the two leaders’ talks, Mr. Kudlow said in an interview. Mr. Kudlow […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Spiked, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed Wednesday signaled interest rate cuts beginning as early as July, saying it is ready to battle growing global and domestic economic risks as it took stock of rising trade tensions and growing concerns about […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Spiked, USD Down, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: The Fed Wednesday signaled interest rate cuts beginning as early as July, saying it is ready to battle growing global and domestic economic risks as it took stock of rising trade tensions and growing concerns about […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: President Trump said Tuesday he will have an extended meeting with Chinese President Xi at the G-20. The world’s 2 largest economies are in the middle of a costly trade dispute that has pressured financial markets […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Off Notes: The New York Fed said Monday that its gauge of business growth in New York state posted a record fall this month to its weakest level in more than 2.5 years, suggesting an abrupt contraction in […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $BTC, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Subdued, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Firm Notes: A Reuters poll showed a growing number of economists expect the Fed policymakers to cut interest rates this year, although the majority still see it holding steady. In Asia Gold: Gold prices subdued Monday after retreating from […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: China will release May industrial production along with retail sales and investment numbers at 0700 GMT, analysts expect any improvement from April’s downbeat readings will be mostly marginal. Economists polled by Reuters expect industrial production in China […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Off Notes: Crude Oil surges after report of tanker incident in Gulf of Oman near Iran In Asia Gold: Gold prices advanced Thursday as demand for the safe-haven metal rose on expectations of an interest rate cut by the Fed […]

US Stocks “Paused to Refresh”, Gold Finished Higher

US Stocks “Paused to Refresh”, Gold Finished Higher

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $USD, $XAU, $GLD, $VXX Total CPI increased 0.1%, as expected, as did core CPI, which excludes food and energy prices. The monthly changes left the Y-Y readings at 1.8% and 2.0%, respectively, versus 2.0% and 2.1% for the 12 months ending in April. The Key takeaway from the report is […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Falls, Stocks Off Notes: US Crude Oil inventories rose by 4.9-M bbl in the week ended 7 June to 482.8-M bbl, according to data from the American Petroleum Institute (API) Tuesday. That compared with analyst expectations for a decrease of 481,000 […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: President Trump will meet Chinese President Xi on the sideline of G-20 leaders’ meeting late this month to seek compromise on trade and other economic issues. In Asia Gold: Gold held steady Tuesday after posting its biggest 1-day percentage […]

Trade Talks are Scheduled Between Presidents Trump and Xi at the G-20 Summit

Trade Talks are Scheduled Between Presidents Trump and Xi at the G-20 Summit

Late Monday, President Trump said he does expect Chinese President Xi to be at the G-20 Summit in Japan this month and the 2 world leaders are scheduled to talk at the gathering of leaders from the Top industrialized and emerging economies. Since the trade talks last month in Washington ended in a stalemate, President […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $XAU, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: Investors are still hoping that President Trump will meet Chinese President Xi on the sideline of G-20 leaders’ meeting late this month to seek compromise on trade and other economic issues. Ahead of the Summit, G-20 […]

President Trump, “Mexico is done, let’s get on with China”

President Trump, “Mexico is done, let’s get on with China”

FLASH: President Trump declared a victory after Washington and Mexico agreed on measures to stem the flow of Central American migrants into the United States. President Trump called off plans to impose a 5% tax on Mexican exports, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, speaking to reporters Saturday in Fukuoka on the sidelines of a meeting […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Eased, USD Flat, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Flat Notes: Crude Oil in still Bear Market territory. Bank of America Merrill Lynch said this week “global oil demand growth is running at the weakest rate since 2012” at below 1-M BPD, and that this was “leading the selloff” […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Flat Notes: Crude Oil in Bear Market territory. Bank of America Merrill Lynch said this week “global oil demand growth is running at the weakest rate since 2012” at below 1-M BPD, and that this was “leading the selloff” in […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Bounced Notes: USD struggled near 7 week lows Wednesday after Fed officials hinted at the possibility of an interest rate cut in the face of rising risks to trade and global growth. JPMorgan expects the Fed to cut rates 2X […]

Factory Orders Off, as Shipments Post Largest Decline in 2 Years

Factory Orders Off, as Shipments Post Largest Decline in 2 Years

FLASH: New orders for US made goods fell in April and shipments dropped by the most in 2 years, indicating continued weakness in manufacturing activity that could undercut the broader economy. Factory goods orders declined 0.8%, pulled down by soft demand for transportation equipment, computers and electronic orders, and primary metals, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.  […]

Rate Cut Looms, Wall Street Rallies

Rate Cut Looms, Wall Street Rallies

$DIA,$SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: The technology sector was the biggest boost to the S&P with a 3.3% advance, led by gains in Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Wall Street’s 3 major indexes rallied Tuesday to clock their biggest one-day gains in five months after Fed Chairman Powell left the door open for a […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Fell Notes: JPMorgan expects the Fed to cut rates 2X this year, a major change from its previous forecast that rates will stay on hold until the end of Y 2020. The benchmark 10-yr Treasury yield fell to its lowest […]

Trade, Other Risks, Signal Rate Cut May Be “Warranted Soon”

Trade, Other Risks, Signal Rate Cut May Be “Warranted Soon”

$DIA, $SPY, $SOX, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Growing expectations for the Fed to cut rates to address slower growth and muted inflation; 2-yr yield drops 12 bpts to 1.83% . St. Louis Fed President James Bullard (FOMC Voter) said that slower economic growth could be sharper-than-expected due to the trade uncertainty. Mr. Bullard added that […]

President Trump’s Mexico Tariff Threat Already Working

President Trump’s Mexico Tariff Threat Already Working

President Trump’s threats of tariffs against Mexico are already working, as the country sent a delegation immediately to Washington, DC, to discuss the growing issue of immigrants being allowed to come through Mexico to the United States’ southern border. “Those talks are beginning, and hopefully in earnest. and hopefully, Mexico will take that seriously and […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Mixed Notes: Fighting to stave off punitive tariffs announced by President, a senior Mexican delegation was set to begin high level talks Monday in Washington, where it will be pushed to do more to hold back Central American migrants. […]

Mexico, Under Trump Tariff Pressure, ‘Optimistic’ for a Fast Resolution

Mexico, Under Trump Tariff Pressure, ‘Optimistic’ for a Fast Resolution

Saturday, Mexico’s President said he expects”good results” from talks planned in Washington about President Trump’s threat to impose tariffs on Mexican goods, and floated the possibility Mexico could tighten controls on migration. President Trump said he will apply the tariffs on 10 June if Mexico does not halt the flow of illegal immigration, largely from […]

Mexico is a Criminal Enterprise for Exporting Illegal Aliens

Mexico is a Criminal Enterprise for Exporting Illegal Aliens

The illegal immigration situation at America’s southern border is nearly unprecedented, a top Homeland Security official said. During a White House call with reporters Thursday evening, acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan said the Border Patrol is apprehending several thousand people every day. “The situation is both a humanitarian and border security crisis that has […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Up, USD Steady, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: Global stocks will continue their drive North, but an escalation of the US-China trade dispute poses the biggest risk, Reuters polls of over 200 equity strategists, analysts and fund managers from around the world found. President Trump […]

Mexico Will Pay for “The Wall”

Mexico Will Pay for “The Wall”

FLASH: President Trump Hits Mexico With 5% Tariffs Over Record Illegal Immigrants at US Southern Border President Trump on Thursday evening announced that a 5% tariff will be imposed on all Mexican imports beginning June 10th and will gradually increase until the illegal immigration stops. A record number of illegal aliens are flooding over the […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $BTC, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Steady, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: Global stocks will continue their drive North, but an escalation of the US-China trade dispute poses the biggest risk, Reuters polls of over 200 equity strategists, analysts and fund managers from around the world found. […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $BTC, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Down Notes: US markets turned hot and fast late Tuesday with high volume trade across the board after coming off the holiday weekend. Asia, focus remains on the ongoing US-China trade dispute. President Trump said Monday that […]

President Trump Urged to “Go All the Way in Waging China Trade War”

President Trump Urged to “Go All the Way in Waging China Trade War”

President Trump should intensify his trade battle with China by barring Chinese businesses from US capital markets and technology, his former White House chief strategist, Steve Bannon, said. ‘He has to go all the way; it’s not a trade war, it’s an economic war they’ve been running against the West,’ Mr. Bannon said in an […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $BTC, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY Markets were subdued Monday with the financial markets in the UK and the United States being closed for Holidays. FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Up Notes: Trade concerns also remain high on investors’ list of concerns. President Trump said Monday that Washington […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY The US Financial Markets are Closed Monday in Observance of Memorial Day USA FLASH: Gold Up, USD Off, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Flat Notes: President Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Monday to even out a trade imbalance with the United States and expressed confidence, despite […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed In Asia Gold: Gold prices held steady Friday after rising above $1,280 in Thursday’s session. Spot gold was steady at $1,283.56 oz by 0415 GMT, US gold futures for June were down 0.2% at 1,283.10. Gold has found a […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: Investors bet most Asian currencies will come under further pressure, a Reuters poll showed, with trade tensions between the United States and China firmly dominating headlines once again. US Crude Oil inventories rose last week, hitting their […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: Gold is now more than 5% below its late-February 2019 high at $1,346.73 oz. Investors await the release of the Fed’s mins at 1800 GMT, which is expected to provide insights into the 1 May meeting by […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: President Trump Monday threatened Iran with “great force” if it attacked US interests in the Middle East. This came after a rocket attack in Iraq’s capital Baghdad, which Washington suspects to have been organized by militia with […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Unch, USD Up, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up Notes: United Arab Emirates (UAE) Energy Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei earlier told reporters that producers were capable of filling any market gap and that relaxing supply cuts was not “the right decision.” President Trump Tweeted that a conflict […]

President Trump’s “China Tariffs Have Teeth”

President Trump’s “China Tariffs Have Teeth”

$HD Billionaire businessman Ken Langone said President Trump is “doing the right thing” by increasing tariffs on China.  “It’s got teeth,” the co-founder of Home Depot (NYSE:HD) said Thursday. “The only way you’re going to get somebody to a table for negotiations is when they have something to lose,” said Mr. Langone, also the founder of […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Flat, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Mixed Notes: Long term prospects for EUR are not bright, given the region’s soft economic fundamentals. But the news on the auto tariff delay is helping the single currency establish support at $1.1200 Growth in China’s industrial output slowed […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Steady, Crude Oil Off, Stocks Up Notes: The FX (foreign exchange) market showed little reaction to worse-than-expected growth in Chinese industrial output and retail sales for April that underlined the need for Beijing to roll out more stimulus measures to support the world’s 2nd-largest […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

2$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Flat, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Down Notes: President Trump increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, as he hiked US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods, and now targets $325-B more. Middle East focus: Saudi Arabia Monday said that 2 […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

2$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Off, USD Flat, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Down Notes: President Trump increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, as he hiked US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods, and now targets $325-B more. The UAE said Sunday that 4 commercial vessels were […]

President Trump is Feeding China a ‘Banquet of Bitter Fruit’

President Trump is Feeding China a ‘Banquet of Bitter Fruit’

FLASH: US and China at impasse over trade, Larry Kudlow says new tariffs will remain. The United States and China appeared at a deadlock over trade negotiations Sunday as Washington demanded promises of concrete changes to Chinese law and Beijing said it would not swallow any “bitter fruit” that harmed its interests. The trade dispute […]

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 […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Firm, USD Down, Crude Oil Steady, Stocks Mixed Notes: President Trump has increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, as he hiked US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods 12:01a Friday, and targets $325-B more.. China Vice Premier Liu He is in […]

President Trump Has an Really Good “Alternative” to the China Trade Deal

President Trump Has an Really Good “Alternative” to the China Trade Deal

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Wall Street declines for 4th day running, finished near session highs President Trump firm on tariffs, driving concerns about the trade dispute with China The S&P 500 held its 50-Day MA at 2860 on the close The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), Wall Street’s ‘fear factor’ closed well off session highs […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $WEAT, $CORN, $SOY FLASH: Gold Steady, USD Down, Crude Oil Down, Stocks Down Notes: And again, President Trump has increased pressure on China to reach a trade deal, saying he will hike US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods tat 12:01a Friday, and targets $325-B more.. China wants the tariffs […]

Update: President Trump’s 10% China Tariffs Will Rise to 25% at 12.01a on 10 May

Update: President Trump’s 10% China Tariffs Will Rise to 25% at 12.01a on 10 May

Update: President Donald Trump’s top trade negotiator said the U.S. plans to raise tariffs on Chinese goods Friday, accusing Beijing of backpedaling on commitments it made during negotiations. The trade talks will continue and a Chinese delegation will visit Washington on Thursday and Friday, US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told reporters Monday in Washington. The […]

US-China Trade Trade Talks Coming to a Fruitful Close

US-China Trade Trade Talks Coming to a Fruitful Close

Saturday, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said a US-China trade agreement would go “way beyond” prior efforts to open China’s markets to US companies and hoped that the 2 sides are “close to the final round” of negotiations. Secretary Mnuchin, speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Spring […]

China Trade Talks, Earnings Optimism Driving US Stocks

China Trade Talks, Earnings Optimism Driving US Stocks

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: A US trade delegation, which included USTR Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, arrived in Beijing for a two-day meeting on Thursday. Reuters reported Wednesday evening that Chinese negotiators made “unprecedented” proposals on a range of issues including forced technology transfers. Despite the progress, the market continues to wait […]

The Fed Made a Mistake Hiking Rates in December, and Has Admitted It

The Fed Made a Mistake Hiking Rates in December, and Has Admitted It

Club for Growth founder and former-Trump campaign adviser Stephen Moore says his harsh criticism of the Fed for raising interest rates was ‘spot-on’. In an in interview Monday with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Moore, President Trump’s pick for a Federal Reserve Board seat, said the central banks’ recent policy pivot proves he was right. Mr. Moore had […]

US Whiskey Exports Slow as Tariffs Take the ‘Angels Share’

US Whiskey Exports Slow as Tariffs Take the ‘Angels Share’

$BF-B American whiskey exports slumped in 2-H of Y 2018, taking a blow from higher duties by the country’s trading partners following President Trump’s tariffs an industry group said on Thursday. Canada, China, Mexico and the EU placed import duties ranging from 10% to 25% on whiskey/bourbon last year, resulting in a 11% fall in […]

President Trump’s Tariff Strategy Working…

President Trump’s Tariff Strategy Working…

$JPM JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) CEO Jamie Dimon mow admits that President Trump’s strategy of imposing economic tariffs may just be paying off. “As a negotiating strategy, it might’ve worked,” Mr. Dimon said on TV. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin plan to travel to China next week for another round of […]

Fear of Recession Looms in China

Fear of Recession Looms in China

FLASH: President Trump’s tariffs slows China growth engine China’s exports fell the most in 3 years in February, while imports fell for a 3rd month running, pointing to a further slowdown in the economy and a trade recession despite a PBoC”s support measures. The shockingly weak readings from the world’s largest trading nation added to […]

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 […]

President Trump, “All or nothing at all!”

President Trump, “All or nothing at all!”

FLASH: Trade talks with China could collapse if a deal cannot be reached on enforcement of these “structural” issues. President Trump said on Wednesday that trade talks with China were moving along well and predicted either a “good deal” or no deal between the world’s 2 largest economies. Washington and Beijing have been in intense […]

China Welcomes Delay of US Tariff Hikes

China Welcomes Delay of US Tariff Hikes

FLASH: The US Trade Representative’s office delayed a scheduled hike in tariffs on Chinese goods from 10 to 25% Friday, ahead of the official publication notice this coming Tuesday. Saturday, China said that it welcomed the release of language from the United State Trade Representative’s office (USTR) delaying a scheduled hike in US tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods. In a […]

President Trump Makes it Clear, He Could Walk Away from the China Trade Deal if it is Not Right

President Trump Makes it Clear, He Could Walk Away from the China Trade Deal if it is Not Right

FLASH: “I am always prepared to walk!” President Trump Thursday warned he could walk away from a trade deal with China if it were not good enough, even as his economic advisers touted “fantastic” progress towards an agreement to end a dispute with the Asian country. The United States has imposed tariffs on hundreds of […]

UK Says Trade Deals Not Ready by BREXIT Day

UK Says Trade Deals Not Ready by BREXIT Day

FLASH: The Latest on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union The British government says trade deals with Japan, Turkey and other countries will not be in place by 29 March, the day Great Britain is due to leave the European Union. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox has claimed the UK will be able to continue […]

Trump Trade Deal Optimism Driving This Market

Trump Trade Deal Optimism Driving This Market

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $BAC, $VXX US are stocks rallying this year on signs of progress in US-S trade talks as managed and sidelined money continues to bet that there is not much upside left when President Trump’s deal is reached. That is wrong Heffx-LTN’s corporate earnings and equity valuations model as of Saturday indicates […]

President Trump’s Policies Working, Market Soaring

President Trump’s Policies Working, Market Soaring

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: The Pain Trade continues, on broad-based advance that had all 11 S&P 500 sectors finished higher on the day. Almost 80% of S&P 500 companies having reported Q-4 earnings so far. Analysts now see a profit increase of 16.2% for the Quarter, according to Refinitiv data. President Trump’s policies […]

There is No Indication of a Recession Coming to the US, Economy is Strong, Growth is Steady

There is No Indication of a  Recession Coming to the US, Economy is Strong, Growth is  Steady

Tune out the Noise! There has been a slowdown in the United States’ economy when it comes to Europe and China, but overall, the economy remains “quite strong,” and there are no indications of a looming recession, US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Tuesday. “We still see tremendous investment in capital and human investments,” Mr. […]

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 […]

US Considering Lifting Some or All Tariffs Against Chinese Imports

US Considering Lifting Some or All Tariffs Against Chinese Imports

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US market spiked on reports that the US is considering lifting tariffs on China imports during trade negotiations. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has discussed the lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports and suggested offering a tariff rollback during trade discussions scheduled for 30 January. But […]

German Economy Seeing Worst Year Since 2013

German Economy Seeing Worst Year Since 2013

Germany’s economic performance in Y 2018 was its weakest in 5 years, it was reported Tuesday. The German economy grew 1.5% last year, a sharp decliner from the 2.2% expansion in Y 2017, and the slowest annual rate since the European debt crisis in Y 2013. Experts say the slowdown was due to a number of […]

President Trump Assures US Farmers, “tough choices now reap rewards down the road”

President Trump Assures US Farmers, “tough choices now reap rewards down the road”

$SOY Monday, President Trump defended his tough trade policies in front of thousands of American farmers, a Key constituency that has struggled because of his trade dispute with China, plus he promised fair trade deals that will put America’s rural heartland back on strong solid ground. “We have taken the toughest ever actions to address […]

President Trump: “China Wants to Make Deal With US”

President Trump: “China Wants to Make Deal With US”

President Donald Trump, saying China admits the trade war with the U.S. has taken a toll on its economy, announced the Chinese now want to make a major deal with the White House. President Trump’s comments came in a Friday Tweet. He wrote: “China just announced that their economy is growing much slower than anticipated because […]

$5-B in Tariffs Collected in October From US-China Trade Dispute

$5-B in Tariffs Collected in October From US-China Trade Dispute

$5-B in Tariffs Collected in October From US-China Trade Dispute On Thursday and again on Friday, President Trump Tweeted that talks with China are going well. According to the data, the tariffs which are often paid by importers, who then pass the added costs onto companies to whom the products belong are may fall on the shoulders of […]

China Confident it Can Make President Trump’s Trade Deal

China Confident it Can Make President Trump’s Trade Deal

China Confident it Can Make President Trump’s Trade Deal $USO, $SOY, $UNG Wednesday, China expressed confidence that it can reach a trade deal with the United States. The remarks by the Chinese Commerce Ministry from Beijing followed Presidents Trump and Xi declaring a truce in the trade dispute at a meeting in Argentina Saturday evening. […]

China Working to Resolve Trade Differences ‘Quickly’

China Working to Resolve Trade Differences ‘Quickly’

China Working to Resolve Trade Differences ‘Quickly’ China is confidence that it can reach a trade deal with the United States very timely. Tuesday, US President Donald Trump warned that he would revert to more tariffs if the 2 sides cannot resolve their differences within the time frame set out Saturday. The Chinese Commerce Ministry […]

White House Hails China Trade Truce

White House Hails China Trade Truce

White House Hails China Trade Truce The Trump Administration is celebrating the 90-day truce it reached in its trade dispute with China as a significant breakthrough despite some skepticism that Beijing will yield to US demands anytime soon. “This is just an enormous, enormous event,” Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s Top economic adviser, said of […]

President Trump Expects China to Act Immediately on Trade Issues, the Details

President Trump Expects China to Act Immediately on Trade Issues, the Details

President Trump Expects China to Act Immediately on Trade Issues, the Details The Trump Administration expects immediate action by China on trade issues after a deal reached by the countries’ leaders, including lower tariffs on automobiles and measures against intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers, a White House official said Monday. US President Donald […]

President Trump, “My relationship with President Xi is very special”

President Trump, “My relationship with President Xi is very special”

President Trump, “My relationship with President Xi is very special.” The Results so far of that Special Relationship President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to keep their trade dispute from escalating with a promise to halt the imposition of new tariffs for 90 days as the world’s 2 largest economies negotiate a […]

President Trump is Open to China Trade Deal Despite Impending Tariffs

President Trump is Open to China Trade Deal Despite Impending Tariffs

President Trump is Open to China Trade Deal Despite Impending Tariffs President Donald Trump is open to reaching a deal on US-China trade disputes  over dinner on Saturday with Chinese leader Xi Jinping in Argentina. However, President Trump is ready to hike tariffs on Chinese imports if there is no breakthrough As of Tuesday we […]

Giant German Automakers Facing 25% US Tariffs on its Cars

Giant German Automakers Facing 25% US Tariffs on its Cars

Giant German Automakers Facing 25% US Tariffs on it Cars $VLKAY, $BMWYY, $POAHY, $DDAIF European auto stocks extended losses on Tuesday after a German magazine reported that US President Donald Trump could impose tariffs on imported EU cars starting next week. Wirtschaftswoche cited “EU sources” as saying a US Department of Commerce investigation report was […]

See a 10% Rally in Stocks On a Trade Deal with China

See a 10% Rally in Stocks On a Trade Deal with China

See a 10% Rally in Stocks On a Trade Deal with China $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX A positive US-China statement or a tariff pause are rising possibilities China’s Bear market is driving the settlement agreement. Investors pained by the pullback in stocks are looking toward this month’s G-20 Summit for a breakthrough on trade. […]

Next Round of US China Tariffs on Hold Pending Settlement Talks at the G-20

Next Round of US China Tariffs on Hold Pending Settlement Talks at the G-20

Next Round of US China Tariffs on Hold Pending Settlement Talks at the G-20 $SPY China and the US are trying to reach a trade truce ahead of the G-20 meeting US stock rally on the news. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has told some industry executives that another round of tariffs on Chinese imports […]

US China Trade Talks Back On

US China Trade Talks Back On

US China Trade Talks Back On President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser said Tuesday that the United States was talking again with China on trade, calling it a “very positive” development. “Right now we’re having communications at all levels of the US and Chinese governments,” National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said in a TV […]