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Ne Plus Ultra - The Trump n Kim Act

Yesterday morning, I said the market is  coming back.   With US markets roaring back, one thing is clear. While worries remain over the economic repercussions of an all out global economic war, investors concerns are dissipating fast.  My take is take your eye balls off the details such as the ones below.   On what basis? Simple. History. R...

We Are Back Baby!

Yesterday's hopes for good news with a couple of the major US indices hinting of making new highs or shrugging off the 'steel and aluminium' kerfuffle. Last night, NASDAQ punched through with a convincing performance. The significance of NASDAQ's near new highs lies in recognizing that investors, well at least perhaps only some, are already lo...

GE14 A More Precise Guess

In December last year, I remembered quite clearly, the local market was ready for a GE play. It responded positively to the usual spin about 'election counters'. Now, I wonder if the mood will be so welcoming should the Government makes a date with fate now. I am not sure about how you feel but I certainly have not been able to connect the elect...

Here Is A Bit Of Good News - Breakouts

Courtesy of Declan. The Russell 2000 may not be the index pushing all-time highs but the last four days have seen steady gains for the index – enough to generate a new relative performance advantage against strong performing Nasdaq and Nasdaq 100. Leadership from Small Caps is critical for building long-term rallies and this is a good start and ...

US Unveils Its Real Economic Battle Plan

Where I thought things were headed yesterday when Trump made a U-turn on his tariff pledges by opening a back door for its NAFTA buddies and escape the economic bombs on the rest of the World. Surgical economic attacks on countries or regions was coming. So this piece in Bloomberg this morning is no surprise at all to me. Economic enemy numero ...

Trump's Bluff Who Wins Or Loses?

Courtesy of Philstockworld Trump wins! North Korea said they are willing to hold talks with the US about giving up nuclear weapons and "normalizing" relations with Washington (whatever normal is these days). The two Koreas also agreed to hold a summit meeting between Mr. Kim and President Moon Jae-in of South Korea on the countries’ border in la...

Understanding Why US Markets Tumbled Last Night

This article below is worth reading. There are plenty of reading material on this subject of a pending trade war between Trump and China.  Asian Markets look headed to following the European and US markets this morning. Brace for weakness in the North Asian markets to keep Bursa players on tenterhooks. As usual, is this another one of those BoW ...

Trade War Spooks Markets

Courtesy of Joshua M Brown The President took an opportunity today to return to one of his key themes from the 2016 campaign, which is something he does whenever the news cycle turns to Russia and quitting staffers, and shocked the markets with a regressive, counter-productive and possibly destructive tariff plan for aluminum and steel. Anyone ...

Markets close week near weekly highs

Markets delivered a strong end-of-week close which for many meant a close near spike highs. The strongest finish of the week was delivered by the Nasdaq 100 – it posted a new high as it builds a challenge on the January ‘bull trap’. Volume climbed to register an accumulation day. If bulls are in control then the Nasdaq 100 should see some follow...

Guide In A Goldilocks Market

This is an excellent objective piece on what to do if you are suffering anxiety angst as a result of all that  bear actions in the past three weeks. Not sure if you should be in or out? Read on. All three papa-mama-baby bears will be happy with Roberts' breakdown of market conditions and how to set up trades.  According to him, the market will n...