Gold Prices Steady, Trade Concerns Pressure USD + Commodities

Gold Prices Steady, Trade Concerns Pressure USD + Commodities

Gold Prices Steady, Trade Concerns Pressure USD + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN,$WEAT In Asia Asian stocks followed global indexes higher Thursday, as investors took a less bearish view on the impact of the US-China trade war on markets, a sharp contrast to dim expectations economists had on US growth amid the […]

Gold Prices Up, as USD Eases + Commodities

Gold Prices Up, as USD Eases + Commodities

Gold Prices Up, as USD Eases + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN,$WEAT  Gold prices edged up Wednesday, as the USD weakened despite another round of reciprocal tariffs in the US-China trade dispute. In focus 19 September 2018 Spot gold up 0.1 % to 1,199.18 oz by 0044 GMT US gold futures […]

President Trump’s Tariff Policy to Have Little Inflation Effects

President Trump’s Tariff Policy to Have Little Inflation Effects

President Trump’s Tariff Policy to Have Little Inflation Effects $BAC US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said that President Donald Trump’s new China tariffs will increase prices but “nobody is going to actually notice.” Secretary Ross said in a TV interview that the tariffs will be “spread across thousands and thousands of products” and “nobody is […]

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 […]

Tropical Storm Florence’s Effect on the Commodities Markets

Tropical Storm Florence’s Effect on the Commodities Markets

Tropical Storm Florence’s Effect on the Commodities Markets $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY The impact of Florence chases Hogs to higher marks Soybean steady post-WASDE. Corn falls to the bottom of its trading range. Wheat declines sharply. Cotton remains firm on Florence. Meats move higher, though it is off-season for demand. As Florence bore down on the Carolinas, […]

President Trump is “Guiding Hottest Economy in World”

President Trump is “Guiding Hottest Economy in World”

President Trump is “Guiding Hottest Economy in World” The US National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said America’s economy is leading the rest of the world by returning to a basic approach of cutting taxes and burdensome regulation to allow businesses to freely flourish with government oppression. “The U.S. is the hottest economy in the […]

President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods

President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods

President Trump Imposed Tariffs on Chinese Goods $AAPL, $FIT Monday after the stock market closed, USPresident Trump President Donald Trump said he will impose 10% tariffs on about $200-B worth of Chinese imports, but he spared smart watches from Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Fitbit Inc (NYSE:FIT) and other consumer products such as bicycle helmets and baby car […]

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 […]

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks

Gold Dips on News of Resumed US-China Trade Talks $GLD, $SLV, $USD Gold pared gains as China became a focus point again The possible progress in the trade dispute pressured the USD. Gold prices dipped Thursday as investors purchased riskier assets instead of seeking a safe-haven in gold, on news a new round of US-China […]

Cryptocurrency Prices May Be Headed Higher

Cryptocurrency Prices May Be Headed Higher

Cryptocurrency Prices May Be Headed Higher $BTCUSD,$ETHUSD Cryptocurrencies seem to make recoveries when all hope lost, and Thursday’s price action of the world’s 2nd largest cryptocurrency, Ether (ETH) and many others is no exception. Several of the Top 10 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization are reporting 24-hour gainers above 10%, including monero (XMR), litecoin (LTC), and […]

 The Trump Economy Is ‘Killing It’ Right Now

 The Trump Economy Is ‘Killing It’ Right Now

 The Trump Economy Is ‘Killing It’ Right Now $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow urges all Americans to give President Donald Trump’s negotiating strategy more time because the “entire world” will benefit if all goes if planned because he “is doing the Lord’s work.” As evidence, Mr. Kudlow offers the […]

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth

Economist are Bullish on Global Growth $SPY, $MME=F, $GS,$JPM, $C, $BAC, $DB Wall Street economists are sticking with their forecasts for the global economy to enjoy its strongest growth since the start of the decade even as emerging markets wobble and trade disputes escalate. The Big Q: The reason? The Bit A: The US is […]

Forex: Optimism Ahead of US-China Trade Talks Cap USD, Support RMB Yuan

Forex: Optimism Ahead of US-China Trade Talks Cap USD, Support RMB Yuan

Forex: Optimism Ahead of US-China Trade Talks Cap USD, Support RMB Yuan $USD/CNY In New York Wednesday US Dollar (.DXY) Index finished down 0.5% at 94.75, approaching its August low (94.43). The Buck saw some slight strength in overnight trade, but a slide to lows took place after the release of a cooler than expected […]

Gold Finished Flat, Rate Hike and Trade Tensions Concern

Gold Finished Flat, Rate Hike and Trade Tensions Concern

Gold Finished Flat, Rate Hike and Trade Tensions Concern $GLD, $SLV Gold prices held steady during Asian trade Tuesday as investors remained on the sidelines amid expectations of a Fed interest rate hike later this month and on fears of an escalation in the US-China trade dispute. Spot gold was mostly unchanged at 1,195.79 oz […]

Forex: USD Fell on Canada’s Alignment with President Trump on Trade

Forex: USD Fell on Canada’s Alignment with President Trump on Trade

Forex: USD Fell on Canada’s Alignment with President Trump on Trade $USD/CAD The US fell Wednesday in Asia as sources said Canada was ready to make a concession to the United States to resolve their talks over reworking the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). US Dollar (.DXY) Index finished littl changed at 95.19, looking to […]

Asia’s Super Rich Advised to Add More Gold to Portfolios

Asia’s Super Rich Advised to Add More Gold to Portfolios

Asia’s Super Rich Advised to Add More Gold to Portfolios $GLD, $USD Gold has been hammered lately, and some advisers are telling their wealthy clients to take advantage of lower prices and add to their stockpile to protect assets against pounding equity markets. Advisers to Asia’s super rich think their clients should put more of their […]

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 […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DAX looks Bearish near to medium term. DJIA, Shanghai and Nifty have a bit room to the Southside before a bounce higher, Japan’s Nikkei is trading above support marks and could start moving up again next week. PE In Washington US and Canadian officials continued to negotiate […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary: Overall, the Northside appears limited for Crude Oil prices near term. PE Note: Crude Oil prices rose a bit after release of the US inventory data that states a fall to 15 February low of 401.49-M bbls. Crude Oil and Metals NYMEX WTI Crude Oil at 67.87 could be […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DAX looks Bearish near to medium term. DJIA, Shanghai and Nifty have a bit room to the Southside before a bounce higher, Japan’s Nikkei is trading above support marks and could start moving up again next week. PE In Washington Trade talks between the US […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary: Concerns about Tropical Storm Gordon’s minor impact along Gulf of Mexico and Central Gulf coast could have aided a fall in Crude prices Wednesday. Also, there are talks of a possible period deadline ending today for the US tariffs on another $200-B of […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Globally, stocks look Bearish in here, except DAX which could bounce from support below current levels. Nifty and Nikkei have room on the Southside too. Shanghai could range trade this week with some Bearishness. And overall the DJIA is Bullish after a pause […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary: Again, Crude Oil prices have risen the notion that the Iran sanctions could limit supply globally without possibly hurting the demand from China. But the prices face rejection from resistance at these marks as we saw on Tuesday.  PE Crude Oil and Metals NYMEX WTI Crude Oil at 69.48, now seeing […]

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. […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Again, overall global stock market indexes look Bullish in here. PE In Friday’s US trading session was eventful in terms of trade-related headlines, but uneventful for the major averages, which finished flat to unchanged. The S&P 500 (Unch) added less than a point, the NAS […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary: Again, Crude Oil prices have risen on indication that the Iran sanctions could limit supply globally without possibly hurting the demand from China. But the prices face rejection from resistance at these marks this week.  PE Crude Oil and Metals NYMEX WTI Crude Oil at 70.06 seeing 1st resistance at […]

“America’s Economy Firing on All Cylinders”

“America’s Economy Firing on All Cylinders”

“America’s Economy Firing on All Cylinders” A Salute to All American Worker on Labor Day US Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta spent Labor Day visiting the Chicago branch of the nation’s largest police union — and posting several tweets praising President Donald Trump’s job-focused policies. “Our nation’s brave members of law enforcement work on the front lines each […]

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future

President Trump’s Mexico Trade Deal a Look at the Future President Donald Trump has sidestepped conventional processes, protocols and procedures in trade negociations Last Monday, the US reached a preliminary trade agreement with Mexico that addresses several American grievances. A similar deal with Canada may also to be on track. These breakthroughs, combined with an easing […]

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 […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Again, overall global stock market indexes look Bullish in here, except Shanghai and DAX which could see some Neutral range trading during this week. PE Caution: There could be some corrective dips in the stock indices globally. Nifty, DJIA, DAX and Shanghai could see some backing and […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary: Again, Crude Oil prices have risen on indication that the Iran sanctions could limit supply globally without possibly hurting the demand from China. But the prices face rejection from resistance at these marks yet this week and next. With the EIA report Wednesday stating […]

US Stocks Indexes Paused, Dipped After Record Runs

US Stocks Indexes Paused, Dipped After Record Runs

US Stocks Indexes Paused, Dipped After Record Runs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Stock indexes pulled back from record highs Thursday, as President Trump said he wants to impose tariffs on $200-B worth of Chinese goods next week. President Trump has not made his final decision regarding this new round of tariffs on China, the […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Overall global stock market indexes look Bullish in here, except Shanghai and DAX which could see some Neutral range trading during this week. PE Caution: There could be some corrective dips in the stock indices globally. Nifty, DJIA, DAX and Shanghai could see some backing and filling in […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary: Crude Oil prices have risen on indication that the Iran sanctions could limit supply globally without possibly hurting the demand from China. But the prices face rejection from resistance at these marks yet this week and next. With the EIA report Wednesday stating […]

US Economy Grows Most in 4 Years

US Economy Grows Most in 4 Years

US Economy Grows Most in 4 Years US economic growth has come in stronger than initially estimated in Q-2, posting its best performance in nearly 4 years, as businesses boosted spending on software and imports declined. Gross domestic product (GDP) increased at a 4.2% annualized rate, the US Commerce Department said Wednesday in its 2nd […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Overall global stock market indexes look Bullish in here, except Shanghai and DAX which could see some Neutral range trading during this week. PE Notes:  Tuesday, the S&P 500 closed at a new record high for the 3rd session running. It was a range-bound trading day, with the S&P […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary: Crude prices dipped after news of unexpected gains in the US stockpiles was reported by the API dat. Overall medium term looks Bullish while trading above current support marks.  PE Crude Oil and Metals NYMEX WTI Crude Oil at 68.58 and ICE Brent Crude Oil at 75.99 now […]

US Wants to Reach Canada Trade Deal ‘Quickly’

US Wants to Reach Canada Trade Deal ‘Quickly’

US Wants to Reach Canada Trade Deal ‘Quickly’ The United States want strike a quick trade with Canada after reaching an agreement with Mexico this week on continent-wide trade, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday. Canada’s Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland traveled to Washington to begin talks later Tuesday, 1 day after US President Donald […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Globally all of the major stock indices look Bullish near term. Commentary: Overall global stock market indexes look Bullish in here, except Shanghai and DAX which could see some Neutral range trading during this week. PE Notes: Wall Street extended Friday’s drive into record territory Monday, with the S&P […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary: Crude Oil prices look Bullish near term on expectations that weekly US inventory data will show a decline and sanctions on Iran will impact supply. PE Crude Oil and Metals NYMEX WTI Crude Oil at 68.92 and ICE Brent Crude Oil at 76.29 can move  71-72 and 78 respectively. […]

Broad Based Wall Street Rally Continues to Post Record Closes

Broad Based Wall Street Rally Continues to Post Record Closes

Broad Based Wall Street Rally Continues to Post Record Closes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ,$RUTX, $VXX US and Mexico reached bi-lateral trade agreement; Canada will now join the discussions Buying momentum following new records for the S&P 500, NAS Comp, and Russell 2000 Cyclical sectors outperform; heavily-weighted financial group particularly strong Wall Street’s broad-based rally drove the […]

President Trump Approaches His ‘Reagan Moment’

President Trump Approaches His ‘Reagan Moment’

President Trump Approaches His ‘Reagan Moment Economist Mohamed El-Erian predicts that President Donald Trump sees a 60% chance that President Donald Trump’s hard line with China and Europe yields “fairer trade.” The chief economic adviser to Allianz SE also set some other odds in a recent TV interview. El-Erian puts a 15% chance on a “Reagan moment” […]

President Trump Announces the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement

President Trump Announces the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement

President Trump Announces the United States-Mexico Trade Agreement The Trump Administration and Mexico have reached a preliminary accord to end the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and replace it with a deal that the administration says is more favorable to the United States. US President Donald Trump, in announcing the tentative agreement Monday at […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Overall global stock market indexes look Bullish in here, except Shanghai and DAX which could see some Neutral range trading during this week. PE Notes: Last Friday was a record-setting day for the US stock market, with the S&P 500 (+0.6%) marking its 1st record […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary: Hard commodities have risen in here, while that continues, they look Bullish near term.  PE Crude Oil and Metals NYMEX WTI Crude Oil at 68.57 has room to rise to 72 or higher while trading above 68. Near term looks Bullish for this week. ICE Brent Crude Oil […]

US and Mexico’s Trade Negotiators Just “hours” Away From a Deal

US and Mexico’s Trade Negotiators Just “hours” Away From a Deal

US and Mexico’s Trade Negotiators Just “hours” Away From a Deal US and Mexican trade negotiators are “hours” away from squaring away bi-lateral differences on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) a Top Mexican official said Sunday. Canada on hold for a bit. Mexican Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo told reporters that work with Canada, […]

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 […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Global equities are mixed. DJIA and Shanghai looks weak while Dax, Nikkei and Nifty have scope of rising in the near term. PE Notes: US stocks dipped for a 2nd day running Thursday. The benchmark S&P 500 index inched away from its elusive 26 […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary:  Crude Oils at resistances  Copper and Gold testing lower. PE Crude Oil and Metals NYMEX WTI Crude at 68.21 seeing resistance here, and needs to break to the Northside to continue rising to 70. Note: Above 68.50, resistance is seen at 70. ICE Brent Crude at 75.05 faces resistances […]

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 […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Asia Pacific stocks look Bullish in here as the DIA pausing to refresh.PE Notes: The S&P 500 held steady Wednesday, finishing finishing flat to unchanged. Investors had several headlines to work through, including criminal convictions of 2 former advisers to President Trump and the […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary:  Crude Oil moved up  Copper and gold fall off. PE Crude Oil and Metals Gold and Copper looks weak while crude prices could move up further in the near term. NYMEX WTI Crude at 67.97, and Ice Brent Crude at 74.74 bot are up sharply after EIA […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Global equities look Bullish in here as the DIA clearly broke Key resistance.PE Notes: The S&P 500 notched its 4th straight advance Tuesday, adding 0.2%, and tapped at a new intra-day record at 2873.23 before pulling back in the afternoon settling 0.4% below its […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary:  Gold, Crude Oil and Copper moves higher, but have major overhead resistances, which could limit the Northside. Crude Oil seen trading sideways. PE Note: Helping commodity prices was a drop in the dollar after President Donald Trump said he was “not thrilled” with the Federal Reserve for […]

Keeping Records? This is the Longest Bull Market in Stocks on Record

Keeping Records? This is the Longest Bull Market in Stocks on Record

Keeping Records? This is the Longest Bull Market in Stocks on Record $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX Are you 1 of us who keeps good records? Well thank take some time Wednesday and look up some old 401(k) or mutual fund statements, then check your balance on 9 March 2009. The difference from then and now […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Global equities reversed overnight and look Bullish in here as the DIA broke Key resistance.PE Notes: The S&P 500 advanced 0.2% Monday, closing higher for a 3rd session running, and is now just 0.6% below its 26 January record high. Optimism ahead of resumed trade […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary: Commodities mostly look stable to weak medium term. Some sideways consolidation near term is possible with a possible test of respective resistances in Crude Oil. PE Note: Gold and Copper have risen a bit, but have major overhead resistances, which could limit the Northside. Crude Oil […]

US Stocks Outperforming the World’s Equity Markets

US Stocks Outperforming the World’s Equity Markets

US Stocks Outperforming the World’s Equity Markets $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US stocks are outperforming  the other major overseas stock indexes for the past 8 months. The positive trend began when President Donald Trump started his “America First” campaign aimed at making free trade fairer trade with America’s major trading partners. During this current […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Global stocks do not look very strong in here, as they could see rejections from resistances  above current marks, consolidation is preferred in here. PE Notes: The S&P 500 advanced 0.3% Friday, posting a weekly gainer of 0.6%, helped by a report that […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary: Commodities mostly look stable to weak medium term. Some sideways consolidation near term is possible with a possible test of respective resistances in Crude Oil. PE Crude Oil and Metals NYMEX WTI Crude at 65.01) and ICE Brent Crude 71.59 are up a bit from Friday’s […]

The Chinese Economy “looks terrible, it is collapsing”

The Chinese Economy “looks terrible, it is collapsing”

The Chinese Economy “looks terrible, it is collapsing” $USDCNY President Trump’s economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the Chinese economy “looks terrible.” Asked by President Donald Trump to assess China’s prospects this week at a cabinet meeting,Mr.  Kudlow declared that “their economy is just heading South,” citing “the latest batch of numbers” from China’s markets. “I’m not a […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary: Agriculture commodities are up on US-China trade talks. Crude Oil off on supply./demand issues my view is Bearish in here. PE Crude Oil and Metals Crude Oil prices fell Friday, with NYMEX WTI Crude heading for a 7th weekly decliner on increasing concerns about slowing global economic […]

Trade Talks Moving Ahead, Deals With China and Mexico Near

Trade Talks Moving Ahead, Deals With China and Mexico Near

Trade Talks Moving Ahead, Deals With China and Mexico Near Trade talks toresume with China later this month, and US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer is “getting close” to reaching a trade deal with Mexico, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said Thursday. However, he said in a TV interview that the Chinese government should not […]

US Economic Boom the “single most important political story”

US Economic Boom the “single most important political story”

US Economic Boom the “single most important political story” President Trump fully deserves the credit, he said, for lowering tax rates, rolling back trade regulations and enforcing trade reform. The United States’ economic boom is the “single most important political story” that has happened this year, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow. “This is going to […]

US Sanctions 3 Shipping Firms Over NKorea Strategic Trade

US Sanctions 3 Shipping Firms Over NKorea Strategic Trade

US Sanctions 3 Shipping Firms Over NKorea Strategic Trade Wednesday, The Trump Administration imposed additional sanctions on 3 foreign companies the US Treasury Department sayd are helping NKorea with illicit shipments of goods to fund its nuclear program. The US Treasury Department said it was taking action against the companies, which are based in China, […]

Has Trump Created a Monster

Has Trump Created a Monster

Has Trump Created a Monster The trade battle started by the USA has had a not-so-unexpected consequence, China and Russia have been had at work building international allies to fight the US sanctions. New trade deals have been done at an alarming rate across the world, Americas inaction in South America and Africa have left […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: US stocks dropped for the 5th time in 6 sessions on Wednesday as tensions between the Us and Turkey tightened and Crude Oil prices fell to 2-month lows, weighing on energy shares. Late-afternoon reports that Turkey is in  discussion on the issues with the […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Commentary: Almost all major commodities have fallen sharply and trading lower. Near term view is Bearish in here. PE Crude Oil and Metals NYMEX WTI Crude at 64.96 is off sharply and looks Bearish near term to 62-60. ICE Brent Crude  at 71.00 sees 1st […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA extend it bounce off of Monday’s lows as expected.PE Notes:The S&P 500 continued North Tuesday, ending its 4-session losing streak with a gainer of 0.6%. The NAS Comp and the DIA also advanced, adding 0.7% and 0.5%, respectively. The major averages quickly […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Crude Oil and Metals Commodities at the close in New York Tuesday NYMEX WTI Crude Oil -0.3% to 67.05 (USO) Gold +0.1% to 1200.60 oz (GLD) Copper -1.8% to 2.68 lb  (CU) Commentary: The hard commodities have weakened, while the agriculture commodities have strengthened in here. PE […]

FX: Sterling (GBP) Traders Focused on BREXIT Outcome

FX: Sterling (GBP) Traders Focused on BREXIT Outcome

FX: Sterling (GBP) Traders Focused on BREXIT Outcome GBP/USD: -0.32% to 1.2721, Tuesday’s action is the 9th consecutive decliner for the GBP Having sunk to 13-month lows, the Pound Sterling could fall by up to another 10% in the coming months should Britain crash out of the EU without a deal on future trade ties, […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA likely to extend it bounce off of Monday’s lows in here.PE Notes: The S&P 500 notched its 4th loss running Monday -0.4%, as the Turkish Lira fall halted, still there are concerns over the financial health of banks with exposure to the struggling […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Crude Oil and Metals Commentary: These commodities look stable in here. PE NYMEX WTI Crude at 67.53 looks likely to hold below resistance at 68 in here moving down to re-test 66. ICE Brent Crude at 72.92 looks like it trade within the 73.50-71.00 zone during the next 3 […]

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Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: World major stock indexes look Bearish this week and could see lower marks in here.PE DJIA at 25313.14, -0.77% looks to be holding well below the resistance on the 3-Day candles and looks Bearish near term. Unless an rise now is seen that takes […]

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft

Commodities Briefing: Hard and Soft $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $OIL, $CORN, $WEAT, $SOY Crude Oil and Metals Commentary: These commodities look stable in here. PE NYMEX WTI Crude at 67.65 could trade in the 68.50-66.00 range near term. Long term support is seen, which if holds is Bullish WTI Crude could move to 70 or higher medium term. […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA broke out Monday, and ran up Tuesday, paused to refresh Wednesday and Thursday, DAX is testing support. Overall equities could see a bounce in the next week. Major supports and resistances are seen near current marks and should near term. PE DJIA at 25509.23, -0.29% […]

US Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Unexpectedly 

US Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Unexpectedly 

US Weekly Jobless Claims Fall Unexpectedly The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, suggesting that a strong economy is helping the labor market weather ongoing trade tensions between the United States along with a host of other countries. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted […]

US Trade Dust-up Causes Rift in Chinese Leadership

US Trade Dust-up Causes Rift in Chinese Leadership

US Trade Dust-up Causes Rift in Chinese Leadership A growing trade dispute with the US is reported to be causing rifts within China’s Communist Party, with some critics saying that an overly nationalistic Chinese stance may have hardened the US position. President Xi Jinping still has a firm grip on power, but an unusual surge […]

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes

Morning Briefing: Major World Equities Market Indexes $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: DJIA broke out Monday, and ran up Tuesday, paused to refresh Wednesday, DAX looks like it want to mark higher but will wait for confirmation. PE DJIA at 25583.75, -0.18% broke above major resistances and is set to rise near to medium term, currently the […]

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