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 […]

President Trump, “I Think We’ll Make a Deal With China on Trade”

President Trump, “I Think We’ll Make a Deal With China on Trade”

President Trump, “I Think We’ll Make a Deal With China on Trade” US  President Donald Trump said Friday that he will likely make a deal with China on trade, adding that a lot of progress had been made to resolve the 2 countries’ differences but warning that he still may impose more tariffs on Chinese […]

President’s Trump, Xi Talk, Align, Trade Outlook Positive

President’s Trump, Xi Talk, Align, Trade Outlook Positive

President’s Trump, Xi Talk, Align, Trade Outlook Positive US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping both expressed optimism Thursday about resolving their trade disputes ahead of a meeting planned at the end of November in Argentina. President Trump said in a Tweet that trade discussions with China were “moving along nicely” and that he planned […]

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

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

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

China’s Growth Slows, Investors Seeking Reassurances 

China’s Growth Slows, Investors Seeking Reassurances 

China’s Growth Slows, Investors Seeking Reassurances Friday, China reported economic growth sank to a post-global crisis low as finance officials launched a media blitz to shore up confidence in its fall stock market. Growth in the Quarter that ended in September slipped to 6.5% over a year earlier from the prior Quarter’s 6.7%, official data […]

The EU is Moving Too Slowly in Trade Talks

The EU is Moving Too Slowly in Trade Talks

The EU is Moving Too Slowly in Trade Talks President Trump’s patience is not unlimited, and this is not a 5 year process. Wednesday, the US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says the European Union is moving too slowly in trade talks and is warning that President Donald Trump’s patience with the Europeans may soon […]

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 […]

President Trump Warns China, “Another round of tariffs coming.”

President Trump Warns China, “Another round of tariffs coming.”

President Trump Warns China, “Another round of tariffs coming.” US President Donald Trump threatened to impose another round of tariffs on China and warned that Chinese meddling in US politics is a “bigger problem” than Russian involvement in the 2016 Election. Asked in a TV interview whether he wants to push China’s economy into a […]

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

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

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

Emerging Market Stocks’ Dive to 17 Month Lows

Emerging Market Stocks’ Dive to 17 Month Lows

Emerging Market Stocks’ Dive to 17 Month Lows Emerging market asset prices have been hit hard this year. The deep dive  in emerging market stocks YTD is attracting some US fund managers who think they may find long-term bargains in the sell-off. Portfolio managers have been adding emerging markets stocks to their portfolios in the […]

China’s Trade Policy Change “Not Going to Be Easy”

China’s Trade Policy Change “Not Going to Be Easy”

China’s Trade Policy Change “Not Going to Be Easy” Tuesday, US President Donald Trump’s top trade official said that changing China’s economic policies to become more market-oriented “is not going to be easy” even with tariffs now in place on $250-B worth of Chinese goods. US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, in rare public remarks at […]

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 […]

President Trump Sees Gain From China Tariffs as Worth US Pain

President Trump Sees Gain From China Tariffs as Worth US Pain

President Trump Sees Gain From China Tariffs as Worth US Pain The Trump Administration said it needs to confront China over its trading practices to defend US long-term interests even as escalating tariffs may cause discomfort for American consumers. Inaction by the US would leave the American economy and consumers worse off over the longer […]

President Trump: “Time to Take a Stand on China After Tariff Move”

President Trump: “Time to Take a Stand on China After Tariff Move”

President Trump: “Time to Take a Stand on China After Tariff Move” US President Donald Trump hit out at China days after announcing another round of tariffs, signaling the trade dispute will not end soon. “It’s time to take a stand on China,” President Trump said in an interview late Thursday with Fox News. “We have no […]

Wall Street Not Worried About President Trump’s Trade Policy

Wall Street Not Worried About President Trump’s Trade Policy

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

Crude Oil Prices Soften on Renewed Trade Concerns

Crude Oil Prices Soften on Renewed Trade Concerns

Crude Oil Prices Soften on Renewed Trade Concerns $USO, $OIL NYMEX WTI Crude Oil prices settled modestly lower Monday, as gains on expectations for steep losses of Iranian Crude Oil were offset by fears that rising US-China tensions could soften global demand. On the New York Merc, Crude Oil futures for November delivery fell 19c to […]

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

America First, Financial Markets Briefing 

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

President Trump Wants $267-B More in China Tariffs Despite Talks

President Trump Wants $267-B More in China Tariffs Despite Talks

President Trump Wants $267-B More in China Tariffs Despite Talks $AAPL, $WMT, $TGT President Trump threatened a 3rd tranche of tariffs on another $267-B of Chinese imports this past week, which would mean levying duties on nearly everything China exports to the US. President Trump said at the time those tariffs were “ready to go […]

President Trump to Apple, “Start building new plants now. Exciting!

President Trump to Apple, “Start building new plants now. Exciting!

President Trump to Apple, “Start building new plants now. Exciting! $AAPL Yes, some Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) products may become more expensive if The Trump Administration imposes “massive” additional tariffs on Chinese-made goods, but President Trump says the tech company can fix the problem by moving production to the US. “Start building new plants now. Exciting!” President […]

President Trump’s Tariffs Policy is Working

President Trump’s Tariffs Policy is Working

President Trump’s Tariffs Policy is Working $F, $GM President Donald Trump’s trade and tariff strategy, risky as it may seem is working. He is a master negotiator is hammering out agreements, 1st with the Europeans, next Mexico, both are better deals for American firms and workers. His threat of tariffs is leading to lower tariffs. […]

Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-3 GDP Prediction to 4.7%

Atlanta Fed Lifts Q-3 GDP Prediction to 4.7%

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

President Trump, “Canada Will be Out’ of Trade Deal Unless It’s ‘Fair'”

President Trump, “Canada Will be Out’ of Trade Deal Unless It’s ‘Fair

President Trump, “Canada Will be Out’ of Trade Deal Unless It’s ‘Fair’” Saturday, US President Donald Trump warned Canada that it “will be out” of a revised North American trade agreement unless it’s “fair” to the United States, and he threatened to scrap the current deal should Congress “interfere” with the negotiations. “There is no […]

US Farm Aid Package Includes Direct Payments to Farmers

US Farm Aid Package Includes Direct Payments to Farmers

US Farm Aid Package Includes Direct Payments to Farmers $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Monday, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said its $12-B farm aid package would include $4.7-B in direct payments to farmers to help offset losses from retaliatory tariffs on American exports this season. The bulk of the payments, $3.6-B, would be made to Soybean […]

President Trump Wants ‘Rapid’ Resolution of Trade Issues With EU

President Trump Wants ‘Rapid’ Resolution of Trade Issues With EU

President Trump Wants ‘Rapid’ Resolution of Trade Issues With EU Washington is pressing the European Union to move more quickly on trade negotiations launched after last month’s meeting between President Donald Trump and EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Emily Haber, Germany’s Ambassador to the United States, told reporters that a working group formed after the […]

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

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

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

President Trump Tweets: ‘Tariffs Are Working, Can Pay Down Debt”

President Trump Tweets: ‘Tariffs Are Working, Can Pay Down Debt”

President Trump Tweets: ‘Tariffs Are Working, Can Pay Down Debt” US President Donald Trump is using his tariff leverage to work closer to reciprocal trade with producing economies like China, the EU, Mexico and Canada, he declares “tariffs are working big time” and can help pay down the national debt run up by The Hussein […]

President Trump, “Tariffs Are Working, US and China Are Talking”

President Trump, “Tariffs Are Working, US and China Are Talking”

President Trump, “Tariffs Are Working, US and China Are Talking” Saturday, US President Donald Trump defended his use of tariffs against China and other countries, saying the trade measures are “working far better than anyone ever anticipated.” “Tariffs have had a tremendous positive impact on our Steel Industry,” he said in a Tweet. “Plants are […]

Caution China, President Trump Will ‘Follow Through’

Caution China, President Trump Will ‘Follow Through’

Caution China, President Trump Will ‘Follow Through’ Friday, White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow cautioned China not to underestimate President Donald Trump. “Let me just say this, the Chinese have better not underestimate the determination of President Trump to follow through and seek zero tariffs and nontariff barriers and subsidies and a level playing […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Thursday, with Wheat rising further on declining supply and Soybeans falling on trade tensions. The most active Corn contract for December delivery rose 1.75c, or 0.46% to settle at 3.8125 bu. September Wheat went up 2.25c, or 0.4% to close at […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Wednesday morning, with Soybean falling sharply after a more than 3% run up in the prior session. As of 1452 GMT, the most active Corn contract for December was down 1.5c at 3.85 bu. September Wheat was up 8.5c at […]

Heavy US Tariffs On Chinese Goods Has Beijing and US in Private Conversations

Heavy US Tariffs On Chinese Goods Has Beijing and US in Private Conversations

Heavy US Tariffs On Chinese Goods Has Beijing and US in Private Conversations The Trump Administration will propose raising to 25% its planned 10% tariffs on $200-B in Chinese imports, ratcheting up pressure on Beijing to return to the negotiating table. The US imposed 25% tariffs on $34-B of Chinese products in early July, and […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Tuesday, with Soybeans surging over 3%, back to above 9.00 bu. The most active Corn contract for December delivery rose 5.25c, or 1.38 percent to settle at 3.865 bu. September Wheat went up 7.25c, or 1.33% to close at 5.5375 […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Monday, with wheat rising more than 3% due to falling supply as a result of unfavorable weather conditions worldwide. The most active Corn contract for December delivery rose 5c, or 1.33% to settle at 3.8125 bu. September Wheat went up […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher on the week which ended 27 July, with Wheat futures   up nearly 3% supported by concerns about crop shortfalls in key production areas around the globe. The most active Corn contract for December delivery rose 7.25c weekly, or 1.96%, to […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Thursday, with Soybean futures rising, as European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the EU would buy more US Soybean. But many observers in Europe considered the moves as symbolic as the EU does not impose tariffs on Soybean imports, limiting […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Wednesday, with Wheat futures rising over 6%, supported by concerns about crop shortfalls in Key production areas around the world. The most active Corn contract for December delivery went up 7.25c, or 1.98% to close at 3.7325 bu. September […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed 

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed 

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Tuesday with Soybean futures rising on investors’ short-covering. The most active Corn contract for December delivery down 5.25c, or 1.41% to close at 3.66 bu. September Wheat delivery fell 3.5c, or 0.68% to close at 5.1025 bu. November Soybean delivery […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Monday, with Corn futures rising despite the fund managers adding to their shorts, favorable crop-weather. The most active Corn contract for December delivery went up 2.25c, or 0.61% to close at 3.7125 bu. September Wheat delivery fell 2.25c, or […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher on the Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher on the Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Higher on the Week $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities rallied sharply on the week which ended 20 July, as traders expected increasing demand for UX supplies. The most active contract for December Corn rose 14.25c weekly, or 4.02%, to 3.69 bu. September Wheat delivery went up 19c, or […]

US Economy Not Harmed by President Trump’s International Trade Dust-ups

US Economy Not Harmed by President Trump’s International Trade Dust-ups

US Economy Not Harmed by President Trump’s International Trade Dust-ups Shayne and I expect China to align with the US’s sloution, as it cannot afford not to. Saturday, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the overall US economy has not been harmed by the trade battles set off by President Donald Trump’s get-tough policies, […]