Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Opening Higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Opening Higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Opening Higher Australian shares are set to open modestly higher as investors turn cautious amid uncertainty about Brexit and the US government shutdown. ASX futures were up 9 points at 8.15am AEDT. The Australian dollar slipped 0.4 per cent. Shares on Wall Street were higher as positive news from Goldman Sachs […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$C, $ELAN, $NEM, $NWSA, $TME, $VFC, $GWW Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of The Street’s Key analysts outlook for Key issues for Wednesday as follows: Elanco Animal Health Inc. (NYSE:ELAN) was started […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) still remains in a bear market

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) still remains in a bear market

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) still remains in a bear market The Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +1.71% on Tuesday closed sharply higher, putting the technology and internet-related gauge to a finish above its short-term average for the first time since early October. The Nasdaq booked a 1.7% gain to end at 7,023.83. That places the index above its 50-day moving […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) likely to continue to be one of the most talked-about stocks in 2019

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) likely to continue to be one of the most talked-about stocks in 2019

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) likely to continue to be one of the most talked-about stocks in 2019 One thing best describes Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock’s daily moves in the markets: roller coaster. Tesla stock is soaring one day and falling off the cliff the next. Its 52-week price range has been $244.59 (April 2, 2018) – $ […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) isn’t selling cloud infrastructure, but unique AI services built on open source

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)  isn’t selling cloud infrastructure, but unique AI services built on open source

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) isn’t selling cloud infrastructure, but unique AI services built on open source Alibaba Group Holding (NYSE:BABA) has never been Amazon.Com (NASDAQ:AMZN). It wasn’t founded to sell consumer goods. Its cloud isn’t challenging Amazon in infrastructure. And in the past six months, BABA stock has suffered a drop about two times that seen by […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Japan failed to report ¥3.5 billion in income

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Japan failed to report ¥3.5 billion in income

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Japan failed to report ¥3.5 billion in income Tokyo tax authorities have found that Google Japan failed to declare about ¥3.5 billion in income for 2015, a source close to the matter said Tuesday. The authorities are believed to have determined that the Japan unit of the American tech giant reduced its […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) bullish beginning to the year appears to have bottomed-out

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) bullish beginning to the year appears to have bottomed-out

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) bullish beginning to the year appears to have bottomed-out Bitcoin’s bullish beginning to the year appears to have bottomed-out, with early gains starting to slump. So how realistic are reports the volatile cryptocurrency could commence a new bull cycle? Bitcoin’s (BTC) fortunes fluctuated during the last 12 months, with its value dropping from […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) digested a weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings report from JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) digested a weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings report from JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) digested a weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings report from JPMorgan Chase & Co. Stocks traded higher on Tuesday, Jan. 15, as Wall Street digested a weaker-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings report from JPMorgan Chase & Co. The Dow rose 156 points, or 0.65%, to 24,066, the S&P 500 gained 1.07%, and the Nasdaq rose 1.7% as […]

United States Oil (USO) U.S. will make major strides towards energy independence

United States Oil (USO) U.S. will make major strides towards energy independence

United States Oil (USO) U.S. will make major strides towards energy independence The U.S. will make major strides towards energy independence in the next two years as oil production and exports hit new highs, according to the Department of Energy. U.S. oil production, already at an all-time high this year, will increase by another 2 […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) vulnerable to a correction towards 31.83

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) vulnerable to a correction towards 31.83

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) vulnerable to a correction towards 31.83 Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 31.83. The projected upper bound is: 36.39. The projected lower bound is: 29.58. The projected closing price is: 32.99. Candlesticks A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Up USD Lower Crude Oil Steady Stocks Steady including Japan In Asia Notes: On the earnings front, US banks: Goldman Sachs (GS) will be in focus Wednesday Expectations are low with profits for US companies forecast to rise 6.4%, down from an 1 October estimate of 10.2% and a big fall from 2018’s tax cut-fueled gainer of more […]

‘Goldie’ Reports Wednesday, What to Watch For…

‘Goldie’ Reports Wednesday, What to Watch For…

$GS Goldman Sachs Grou (NYSE:GS) is scheduled to report its Q-4 financial results before the US market open Wednesday. The consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters are EPS/5.61 and $7.78-B in revenue. In the same frame last year, the Wall Street giant posted EPS/5.68 on $7.83-B in revenue. In Q-3, book value per common share has […]

Love: the 4-Letter Word in Medicine

Love: the 4-Letter Word in Medicine

Dr. Dean Ornish, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is perhaps best known for his pioneering work in how to use food and simple lifestyle strategies to improve health. And for 40 years, Dr. Ornish has directed clinical research showing you can reverse not only Type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure, but […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), Mick Schumacher Close to Junior Deal for 2019

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE), Mick Schumacher Close to Junior Deal for 2019

$RACE Mick Schumacher, the son of 7X F1 world champion Michael, is close to confirming a deal to join Ferrari’s young driver programme. The 2018 European F 3 Champion has courted the interest of F1’s biggest teams since clinching his 1st car-racing title last season. Mr. Schumacher’s father won 5 of his world championships with […]

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 […]

UK Parliament Votes Down May’s BREXIT Deal

UK Parliament Votes Down May’s BREXIT Deal

$GBP, $USD UK lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May’s BREXIT deal Tuesday, triggering political chaos that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even to a reversal of the Y 2016 decision to leave. After Parliament voted 432-202 against her deal opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn promptly called a vote of […]

Inflation Muted, Fed ‘Patient’ on Interest Rate Hikes

Inflation Muted, Fed ‘Patient’ on Interest Rate Hikes

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US wholesale prices fell last month on a steep fall in gasoline prices suggesting that inflation will remain tame in the coming months. The Labor Department said that the producer price index, which tracks cost changes before they reach the consumer fell 0.2% in December from the prior month. The drop […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) overall near-term technical advantage

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) overall near-term technical advantage

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) overall near-term technical advantage March silver futures prices closed nearer the session low. The silver bulls have the overall near-term technical advantage. A two-month-old price uptrend is in place on the daily bar chart. A bullish pennant pattern has also formed on the daily chart. Silver bulls’ next upside […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Beijing pledges a mix of tax breaks to help businesses

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Beijing pledges a mix of tax breaks to help businesses

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) Beijing pledges a mix of tax breaks to help businesses Hong Kong and China stocks shot up Tuesday, after the Chinese government pledged tax cuts to boost manufacturing and small enterprises amid a slowing economy and the US-China trade war. The Hang Seng Index surged 2 per cent, or […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) stuck in tight range

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) stuck in tight range

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) stuck in tight range USD/JPY has moved sideways over the past few days, from around ¥108 to ¥109. A break of this range is needed to provide definitive direction, but with the price having rallied overnight from the lows around ¥108, a possible short trade within the current range emerges. Alternatively, with […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher Australian shares advanced to the highest level since November 13, ending two days of losses for the local market as positive sentiment returned. The S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 41.2 points, or 0.7 per cent, to 5814.6 while the broader All Ordinaries climbed 38.6 points, or 0.7 per […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) back on a downward path

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) back on a downward path

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) back on a downward path Having rallied to $1.155, the price of EUR/USD has weakened again, and so far this morning further downward pressure is developing. The previous two sessions saw the pair find support around $1.145, but if this is lost then the lows from a week ago at $1.143 come into play. […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Risk Appetite Picks Up

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Risk Appetite Picks Up

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Risk Appetite Picks Up Gold and silver prices are weaker in early-afternoon U.S. trading Tuesday, as higher world stock markets have traders and investors in upbeat moods early this week. A higher U.S. dollar index today also worked against the precious metals market bulls. February gold futures were last down $3.60 an ounce at $1,287.70. March Comex silver was down […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) stalls ahead of resistance below 0.73

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) stalls ahead of resistance below 0.73

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) stalls ahead of resistance below 0.73 The Australian Dollar mounted a spirited recovery after briefly spiking to a ten-year low against its US counterpart. The advance has paused to consolidate below minor resistance at 0.7247. A daily close above this barrier opens the door for a test of the December swing […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) could deliver attractive returns to investors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) could deliver attractive returns to investors

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) could deliver attractive returns to investors Singapore’s export-driven economy is among the most vulnerable in the ongoing U.S.-China trade conflict, but major investors said its stock market could deliver attractive returns this year. “It’s very attractive and that’s one of the reasons why we’re actually overweight Singapore relative to other Asian equities,” Kelvin Tay, […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) faces high volatility

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) faces high volatility

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) faces high volatility British Parliament has rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal with a majority of 230, 202 vs 432.  With the initial market reaction, the GBP/USD pair slumped to a low of 1.2667 and was last seen trading around 1.2710, down 1.15% on a daily basis. GBP/USD has pushed steadily higher over the […]

Record Breaking 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale

Record Breaking 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale

The 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale has been confirmed as the best ever with records tumbling across the board during a sensational six days of selling which concluded today. Today over $1.7 million was grossed across Book Three of the Gold Coast Yearling Sale and the  Gold Coast Summer Racehorse Sale. Headlined by the $230,000 […]

Godolphin the Leading Owner in France

Godolphin the Leading Owner in France

The 2018 owners rankings in France are pretty clear. The Godolphin stable of Sheikh Mohammed al Maktoum dominates with a total of €5.6m in earnings, plus around €200,000 in owners’ premiums, as most of the horses in this team are traditionally bred abroad and are not assimilated French. This is also the case for Khalid […]

Harry Angel Heads to Stud at Darley

Harry Angel Heads to Stud at Darley

Races: 12. Wins: 5. Champions Series wins: 2. Prize-money won: £873,503. Clive Cox never made any secret of the regard that he held Harry Angel in and the colt backed up his assertion with some brilliantly speedy performances. Highlights included landing the Darley July Cup at Newmarket and then the 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock […]

Pegasus World Cup Update

Pegasus World Cup Update

Audible Flavien Prat, a leading rider on the Southern California circuit, will be aboard 2018 Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), the richest race in North America, Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. Audible’s trainer, Todd Pletcher, confirmed the mount Sunday afternoon after speaking with Elliott Walden, president […]

O’Tauto Proves the Value of O’Lonhro and Larneuk

O’Tauto Proves the Value of O’Lonhro and Larneuk

by Kristen Manning Half way down the famed Flemington straight, the good looking bay still had several lengths to make up. Supporters of the short priced favourite were feeling a bit nervous, especially as the leader gave a nice little kick. But the bay changed legs, pinned his ears back and lengthened his impressive stride […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$AA, $NKY, $COG, $CMC, $IIPR, $NOC, $SHW Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of The Street’s Key analysts outlook for Key issues for Tuesday as follows: Alcoa Corp. (NYSE:AA) was raised to Buy […]

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) need for aggressive iPhone price cuts

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) need for aggressive iPhone price cuts

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) need for aggressive iPhone price cuts Shares of Apple Inc. AAPL, -1.50% dropped 1.9% in morning trade Monday, enough to pace the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s DJIA, -0.36% decliners. Wedbush Morgan analyst Dan Ives reiterated his outperform rating and $200 stock price target, which is about 34% above current levels, but said Apple has to “aggressively” cut prices […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Sees New 2019 Lows

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Sees New 2019 Lows

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) Sees New 2019 Lows Bitcoin (BTC) has hit a new 2019 low, trading at $3,552 around press time as other major cryptocurrencies are facing moderate losses. Bitcoin has lost another 2 percent in 24 hours, with its price barely reaching $3,600. Although some reports predicted major market movements due to the recent activation of long-dormant Bitcoin wallets, […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) at a cost advantage over traditional automakers

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) at a cost advantage over traditional automakers

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) at a cost advantage over traditional automakers Tesla won’t have a presence at this year’s Detroit Auto Show but the electric-car maker is miles ahead of the competition in three key categories, ARK Invest founder and CEO Catherine Wood told CNBC on Monday. Traditional automakers have been making sizable investments into electrifying […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) President Trump Predicts New Trade Deal with China

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) President Trump Predicts New Trade Deal with China

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) President Trump Predicts New Trade Deal with China U.S. stocks pared losses Monday morning after President Donald Trump predicted the United States would soon reach a comprehensive trade deal with China. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by as much as 230 points Monday morning, an extension of a volatile […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) still shows plenty of strength

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) still shows plenty of strength

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) still shows plenty of strength Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) and its founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerburg, are posterchildren for the hero-to-zero persona. For years, Zuckerburg was viewed as the man who connected the world through social media. And he created trillions of dollars in value for companies related to the social media space. But today […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) solid history of beating earnings estimates

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) solid history of beating earnings estimates

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) solid history of beating earnings estimates Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. The projected upper bound is: 35.76. The projected lower bound is: 28.92. The projected closing price is: 32.34. Candlesticks A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened). During the past 10 bars, there have been 8 […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Heffx Trading Outlook

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Heffx Trading Outlook

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) Heffx Trading Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. The projected upper bound is: 1,112.81. The projected lower bound is: 976.91. The projected closing price is: 1,044.86. Candlesticks A black body occurred (because prices closed lower than they opened). During the past 10 bars, there have been 4 white candles and […]

United States Oil (USO) darkening economic outlook capped gains

United States Oil (USO) darkening economic outlook capped gains

United States Oil (USO) darkening economic outlook capped gains Oil prices rose 1 percent on Tuesday amid supply cuts led by producer club OPEC and Russia, although a darkening economic outlook capped gains. International Brent crude oil futures were at $59.64 per barrel at 0257 GMT, up 65 cents, or 1.1 percent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures  […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Global Economic Slowdown

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Global Economic Slowdown

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) Global Economic Slowdown While markets ended Friday’s session slightly down, the overall week finished in positive territory despite a Government shutdown that enters day 24. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed down about 6 points lower, or less than 0.1%, at 23,995, the S&P 500 index SPX edged less than a point […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) concerns about an economic slowdown in China

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) concerns about an economic slowdown in China

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) concerns about an economic slowdown in China Shares of Alibaba dipped just before market close Monday following a Wall Street Journal report citing President Michael Evans’ concerns about an economic slowdown in China. The stock closed 1.35 percent down after trading up for most of the day. “China has slowed down,” Evans said during […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Steady USD Lower Crude Oil Up Stocks Higher including Japan In Asia Notes: On the earnings front, US banks are in sharp focus with Quarterly results from JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) this week. Monday, Citigroup (C) beat profit estimates. The bank’s shares rose 4.0% and bolstered the S&P financial […]

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 […]

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Team Management Move Gets it Right

F1: Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Team Management Move Gets it Right

$RACE Former F1 driver Martin Brundle turned F1 media pundit, believes “things were not right” at Ferrari last season, and that the Maranello Outfit got it right with the sacking of Maurizio Arrivabene as team principal. Lead driver Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari fought for the Y 2018 world championship but were defeated by Lewis Hamilton […]

Lack of Good Sleep Can Be Deadly

Lack of Good Sleep Can Be Deadly

The absolute minimum amount of sleep per night you need is 6 hours to help your heart stay healthy, new research suggests. The study found that chronic lack of sleep and poor sleep quality raise the odds of fatty plaque accumulation in arteries, a condition known as atherosclerosis, which increases the odds of heart attack […]

Stocks Cautious on China Growth, Financials and Industrials Lead, Gold in Favor

Stocks Cautious on China Growth, Financials and Industrials Lead, Gold in Favor

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $GLD, $VXX Trade tensions should not disturb your portfolio’s peace of mind. To help prevent your portfolio from becoming “trade war collateral,” consider diversifying your assets to minimize exposure. Assets like physical Gold and Silver are historically known to perform well during turmoil in such dust ups. Recently, Jim Cramer urged investors frightened […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) among the “most investible” assets globally in 2019

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) among the “most investible” assets globally in 2019

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) among the “most investible” assets globally in 2019 After holding the title as the world’s worst performing market for two straight years, China’s A shares would be among the “most investible” assets globally in 2019, according to Invesco Great Wall. The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index lost 24 per cent last […]

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) rebound could point to bullish reversal

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) rebound could point to bullish reversal

Canadian Dollar: USD/CAD (CAD=X) rebound could point to bullish reversal USD/CAD managed to break out of its recent downtrend, with the price breaking through the crucial swing high of $1.326. That points towards a possible bullish reversal from here, with the next sell-off providing a higher low. With trendline support currently in play, a break below […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) turning lower after recent rally

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) turning lower after recent rally

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) turning lower after recent rally GBP/USD rallied sharply at the end of the week, coming off the back of a stronger than expected UK gross domestic product (GDP) reading for November. That has taken us through the $1.2812 resistance level, pointing towards a potential period of upside from here. However, with the […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating at Fibonacci support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating at Fibonacci support

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) consolidating at Fibonacci support EUR/USD pulled back into the 76.4% retracement last week, with the price continuing to consolidate around that key support level. The ability to remain above that level is going to be crucial in determining where we go from here, for if we break below this $1.1456 support, it would […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) determined by investor appetite for risk

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) determined by investor appetite for risk

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) determined by investor appetite for risk The Dollar/Yen is being pressured on Monday from lower demand for risky assets. U.S. stock market weakness is driving some investors into the safe-haven Japanese Yen. The catalysts behind the weakness are weaker-than-expected trade data from China and concerns over the U.S. government shutdown. Investors […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fresh concerns about the global economy

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fresh concerns about the global economy

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) fresh concerns about the global economy The Australian dollar eased on Monday as fresh concerns about the global economy resurfaced. The main theme of the session was a weak Chinese trade report for December with imports and exports suffering the largest year-ended decline since the second half of 2016, raising renewed concern about […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors reacted to Chinese government data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors reacted to Chinese government data

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) investors reacted to Chinese government data Asia Pacific markets started off the trading week mostly on the back foot as China’s disappointing trade data spooked investors. Major indexes in South Korea, China, Hong Kong and Singapore tumbled Monday afternoon. The market in Japan is closed for a public holiday. Shares in Asia were lower after Chinese government data showed […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) two-month-old price uptrend is still in place

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) two-month-old price uptrend is still in place

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) two-month-old price uptrend is still in place Technically, February gold futures bulls have the overall near-term technical advantage. A two-month-old price uptrend is still in place on the daily bar chart. The recent sideways pause is not bearish. Gold bulls’ next upside near-term price breakout objective is to produce a close above solid […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) some safe-haven buying interest

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) some safe-haven buying interest

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) some safe-haven buying interest Gold prices are holding mild gains in early-aftgernoon U.S. trading Monday, in a quieter, choppy and two-sided session. Some safe-haven buying interest was featured as world stock markets started out the trading week lower on some very weak economic data coming out of China. However, U.S. […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) ends six-day stretch of gains

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) ends six-day stretch of gains

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) ends six-day stretch of gains Shares in Hong Kong and Shanghai fell and the yuan declined as China’s weakest trade data since 2016 fueled concern about the impact of a dispute with the U.S. and slowing economy. The Hang Seng Index fell 1.4 percent, ending a six-day run of […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) Set to Open Higher Australian shares appear set to edge higher at the open, despite rising concerns flagged by the OECD about global growth, the latest weak China economic data, a retreat in base metals and the pending UK parliamentary vote on Theresa May’s Brexit deal. ASX futures were up 9 […]

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

The Street’s Key Stock Analysts Research Reports

$ATVI, $CHK, $DCP, $DRI, $EA, $GLUU, $NFLX, Daily HeffX-LTN reviews dozens of  the Street’s Key analysts research reports to ID new trading and investing ideas for HeffX-LTN readers. Some reports cover stocks to buy, and others cover stocks to sell or avoid. Below is a list of The Street’s Key analysts outlook for Key issues for Monday as follows: Activision Blizzard Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) was started with […]

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) pressure is mounting to change the company’s culture

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) pressure is mounting to change the company’s culture

Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) pressure is mounting to change the company’s culture The board of directors at the helm of Alphabet (the listed tech company that owns Google and its subsidiaries) is being sued for allegedly protecting executives from sexual misconduct accusations. At the heart of the allegations is a New York Times report that claims Google asked for […]

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) caution ahead of major bank earnings

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) caution ahead of major bank earnings

Dow Jones Industrial Average (.DJI) caution ahead of major bank earnings U.S. stock-index futures dropped on caution ahead of major bank earnings and no signs the longest partial government shutdown in modern history is ending. Futures contracts on the S&P 500 Index fell as much as 0.8 percent as of 10:16 a.m. in Singapore after […]

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) traders cashing in on gains from the five-day winning streak

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) traders cashing in on gains from the five-day winning streak

NASDAQ Composite (.IXIC) traders cashing in on gains from the five-day winning streak The lead from Wall Street is slightly soft as stocks opened lower on Friday, staged a recovery in the afternoon but still finished barely in the red. The Dow shed 5.97 points or 0.02 percent to 23,995.95, while the NASDAQ lost 14.59 […]

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) massive tax cut by the government presents a buying opportunity

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) massive tax cut by the government presents a buying opportunity

Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) massive tax cut by the government presents a buying opportunity On the first trading day of the year, Apple (AAPL) announced a significant downward revision to its guidance. The reasons were slowing emerging market growth — China — and the trade war. There is another behemoth in China that may feel […]

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) short term breakout pattern forming with resistance near $3,650

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) short term breakout pattern forming with resistance near $3,650

Bitcoin: USD/BTC (BTC=X) short term breakout pattern forming with resistance near $3,650 This past week, bitcoin price started a major downward move from the $4,037 swing high against the US Dollar. The BTC/USD pair declined heavily and broke the $4,000, $3,800, $3,725 and $3,650 support levels. The decline was nasty as there was a close below the […]

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Target $420 then $150

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Target $420 then $150

Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) Target $420 then $150 Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. The projected upper bound is: 380.19. The projected lower bound is: 314.83. The projected closing price is: 347.51. Candlesticks A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened). During the past 10 bars, there have been 7 white candles […]

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) monthly user growth declined

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) monthly user growth declined

Twitter, Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) monthly user growth declined Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. The projected upper bound is: 36.35. The projected lower bound is: 29.41. The projected closing price is: 32.88. Candlesticks A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened). During the past 10 bars, there have been 8 white candles […]

United States Oil (USO) production growth to slow in 2019 versus 2018

United States Oil (USO) production growth to slow in 2019 versus 2018

United States Oil (USO) production growth to slow in 2019 versus 2018 Except for an OPEC-induced dip in production in 2016, U.S. oil production has risen like a rocket since 2011. None of those years was bigger than 2018, when domestic oil production rose by 1.5 million barrels per day (BPD). In the six of […]

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Heffx Technical Outlook

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Heffx Technical Outlook

Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) Heffx Technical Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. The projected upper bound is: 154.95. The projected lower bound is: 132.71. The projected closing price is: 143.83. Candlesticks A white body occurred (because prices closed higher than they opened). During the past 10 bars, there have been 7 white candles and […]

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

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

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Higher USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Lower sans Japan In Asia Notes: On the earnings front, US banks are in sharp focus with Quarterly results from Citigroup (C) due Monday followed by JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) later in the week. Expectations are low with profits for US companies […]

What Were 2018’s Top Endangered Animals?

What Were 2018’s Top Endangered Animals?

Northern Right Whale Main causes for endangerment: Hunting, ship strikes and entanglement with fishing gear.Remaining: 400 The Vaquita Main causes for endangerment: Bycatch.Remaining: 12-15 Amur Leopard Main causes for endangerment: Poaching, poaching of prey species, habitat loss and deforestation or exploitation of forests.Remaining: 70 Javan Rhinoceros Main causes for endangerment: Low genetic diversity, natural disasters (tsunami and volcanos), disease, habitat destruction.Remaining: […]

Organic Farming in the US is Growing

Organic Farming in the US is Growing

The number of certified Organic farms in the United States increased 11% in Y 2016 to 14,217 from the prior year, according to the latest available data from the US Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service, and has gone up 56% since Y 2011. Sales of certified Organic products have also spiked in recent years, […]

Low Testosterone Impacts Healthy Brain Function

Low Testosterone Impacts Healthy Brain Function

Men and Women all know that testosterone is related to strength and musculature. And that as we age, and testosterone levels drop, we become weaker, frailer, and our ability to build muscle tone wains. The Big Q: Is the same true when it comes to mental ability and fortitude, and could “senior moments” and other […]

Box Office: ‘The Upside’ Beats ‘Aquaman’ With $19.6-M; ‘Replicas’ DOA

Box Office: ‘The Upside’ Beats ‘Aquaman’ With $19.6-M; ‘Replicas’ DOA

$TWX, $SNE, $DIS, $VIA, $CMCSA ‘The Upside’ is a win for Kevin Hart and STXfilms; ‘Replicas’ marks a career worst for Keanu Reeves. Kevin Hart is proving his power at the box office again with the better-than-expected launch of The Upside. The dramedy beat Aquaman at the weekend with $19.6-M in a surprise victory. The Upside is also […]

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) moving in a fairly narrow side corridor

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) moving in a fairly narrow side corridor

Japanese Yen: USD/JPY (JPY=X) moving in a fairly narrow side corridor After the “New Year storm,” caused by the lack of liquidity, the Japanese currency is complete calm, moving in a fairly narrow side corridor within 107.75-109.10. The pair met the end of the week in the same place where it started , near the […]

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) busy week ahead

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) busy week ahead

Euro: USD/EUR (EUR=X) busy week ahead For the Dollar, it’s a busy week ahead, with key stats including wholesale inflation and NY State PMI numbers on Tuesday, December retail sales figures on Wednesday and the Philly FED Manufacturing PMI and housing sector figures on Thursday. Following a choppy few weeks in the markets and with […]

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) vulnerable to a correction towards 3,120

Singapore: STI Index (.STI)  vulnerable to a correction towards 3,120

Singapore: STI Index (.STI) vulnerable to a correction towards 3,120 Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 3,120.01. The projected upper bound is: 3,290.82. The projected lower bound is: 3,113.67. The projected closing price is: […]

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) all eyes will be on the Parliament Brexit Vote

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) all eyes will be on the Parliament Brexit Vote

British Pound: USD/GBP (GBP=X) all eyes will be on the Parliament Brexit Vote Parliament Brexit Vote: Tuesday, Tentative.  All eyes will be on this crucial vote. UK PM has secured an reached an agreement on the withdrawal of the country from the EU, but Parliament is expected to vote against the deal. That would mean […]

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) vulnerable to a correction towards 2,609

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) vulnerable to a correction towards 2,609

Shanghai: SSE Composite Index (.SSEC) vulnerable to a correction towards 2,609 Overall, the bias in prices is: Downwards. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 2,609.35. The projected upper bound is: 2,635.91. The projected lower bound is: 2,469.80. The projected closing price is: 2,552.85. Candlesticks A white body occurred (because prices closed […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) traders will continue to monitor movements in the U.S. dollar

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) traders will continue to monitor movements in the U.S. dollar

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) traders will continue to monitor movements in the U.S. dollar This week precious metal traders will continue to monitor movements in the U.S. dollar, one of the biggest factors for gold, with the greenback in turn taking its cue from expectations around the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy plans. Tuesday’s […]

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to start the week on a positive note

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to start the week on a positive note

Australia: S&P/ASX 200 (.AXJO) set to start the week on a positive note ustralian shares are poised to start the week on a positive note as investors await the start of the US reporting season for a read on the outlook for corporate profits. ASX futures up 15 points. The Australian dollar edged 0.4 per […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) price vulnerable near-term while below 1302

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) price vulnerable near-term while below 1302

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) price vulnerable near-term while below 1302 Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. By the way, prices are vulnerable to a correction towards 1,252.26. The projected upper bound is: 1,306.77. The projected lower bound is: 1,270.41. The projected closing price is: […]

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) focus for local investors will be offshore this week

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) focus for local investors will be offshore this week

Hong Kong: HANG SENG INDEX (.HSI) focus for local investors will be offshore this week Australian shares are poised to start the week on a positive note as investors await the start of the US reporting season for a read on the outlook for corporate profits. ASX futures up 15 points. The Australian dollar edged […]

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) main trend is down

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) main trend is down

Australian Dollar: USD/AUD (AUD=X) main trend is down The main trend is down according to the daily swing chart. However, momentum is trending higher. The main trend will change to up on a trade through .7247. The minor trend is up. This move triggered the shift in momentum to up. The main range is .7394 […]

France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ Movement Crossed the Channel to London

France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ Movement Crossed the Channel to London

Hundreds of protesters inspired by France’s ‘Yellow Vest’ movement are rallying in Britain, drawing attention to government austerity programs that have hit the poor hard. Wearing yellow vests with slogans such as “Britain is Broken” written on the back, the demonstrators marched in London to demand that politicians pay attention to their plight rather than […]

Citizen Scientists Discover New Planet

Citizen Scientists Discover New Planet

Citizen scientists have discovered a new Planet orbiting a Red Star 226 light-years from Earth, in the Taurus constellation, and lies in a habitable zone where liquid water or life could exist, according to reports Saturday. The Planet is about 2X the size of Earth, and is is known as K2-288Bb. This new Planet was […]

Huge MidWest Blizzard, 5 Dead

Huge MidWest Blizzard, 5 Dead

A massive Winter snowstorm making its way across the MidWest and into the Mid-Atlantic region dumped more than a foot of snow in parts of Missouri and contributed to at least 5 deaths. The storm moved into Kansas and Nebraska from the Rockies Friday, then east into Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, covering roads and […]

The US Has the Strongest ‘Buck’ in about 30 Years

The US Has the Strongest ‘Buck’ in about 30 Years

$USD USD is at its strongest mark in 30 years, according to the Economist newspaper’s January 2019 “Big Mac Index.” The newspaper’s “lighthearted guide to exchange rates” measures the purchasing power of currencies against each other. The gauge also compares the prices of McDonald’s hamburger, the Big Mac, in different countries with the actual exchange rate between […]

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Management Turns to ‘Harmony’

F1: Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Management Turns to ‘Harmony’

The new Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) team principal, Mattia Binotto, 49 anni, now has the reins of The Scuderia’s F1 program, as he was chosen to replace Maurizio Arrivabene last Monday just 5 weeks before F1’s 1st testing in Barcelona. Mr. Binotto has taken on the most high-profile management role in motorsport. H inherited the Team that […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Reports on Share Buyback Program

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Reports on Share Buyback Program

$RACE Summary: Ferrari repurchased 78,055 common shares for €7.04-M till 10 January 2019, under the repurchase program announced on 28 December 2018. The company share repurchase resulted in 6.08-M common shares held in treasury as of 10 January 2019. As of the same date, the Company held 2.43% of the total issued share capital including the […]

Family Owned Italian Fashion Houses Prepare for the Future

Family Owned Italian Fashion Houses Prepare for the Future

$KORS To stay on trend, Italian fashion houses are refashioning themselves for future growth. Luxury label Ermenegildo Zegna, which opens Fall/Winter menswear previews at Milan Fashion Week Friday, made its 1st move to expand abroad with the Zegna Group’s Summer acquisition of American brand Thom Browne. The Gianni Versace house’s entrance into the group owned […]

President Trump, Will Not Declare an Emergency Yet

President Trump, Will Not Declare an Emergency Yet

President Trump softened expectations that he is close to declaring a national emergency to get the money he want to build the US-Mexico border wall as a 3-week impasse closing parts of the government continued Friday. There are about 800-K federal employees who missed their 1st paychecks under the stoppage. Lawmakers tried to reassure federal […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

FDA begins to move on allowing hemp-based CBD products, Florida’s legal battle over medical marijuana takes another twist, and more. National FDA Begins Process of Allowing Hemp-Based CBD Products. After President Trump signed the 2018 farm bill into law late last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release pledging to pursue […]

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