S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20 City Home Price Index September 2018 Continues To Slow

S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20 City Home Price Index September 2018 Continues To Slow

The non-seasonally adjusted S and P CoreLogic Case-Shiller home price index (20 cities) year-over-year rate of home price growth decelerated from 5.5 % to 5.1 %. The index authors stated “nine cities saw prices decline in September compared to August”. Analyst Opinion of Case-Shiller HPI I continue to see this a situation of supply and […]
Trying To Save The Economy With Lower Oil

Trying To Save The Economy With Lower Oil

The other day President Trump tweeted the following:   Contrary to some of his tweets, this one seems to make sense. After all, the price of energy goes into everything. From the cost of manufacturing household items to shipping foreign foreign-made goods from overseas to the price filling up the tank on the commute to […]
Technically Speaking: The Difference Between A Bull & Bear Market

Technically Speaking: The Difference Between A Bull & Bear Market

Wall Street loves to label stuff. When markets are rising it’s a “bull market.” Conversely, falling prices are a “bear market.”  Interestingly, while there are some “rules of thumb” for falling prices such as: A “correction” is defined as a decline of more than 10% in the market. A “bear market” is a decline of more than 20%. There are […]
Stocks Slump On Report Trump To Unleash Auto Tariffs Next Week

Stocks Slump On Report Trump To Unleash Auto Tariffs Next Week

US equity markets and European Auto stocks are plunging after reports that President Trump may introduce car tariffs as soon as next week (suggesting little hope for optimism from the G-20). WirthschaftsWoche reports that US President Donald Trump may impose tariffs on imported cars as early as next week. “The investigation report of the Ministry of Commerce is […]
5 Best U.S. Consumer Stocks

5 Best U.S. Consumer Stocks

I’m following-up on yesterday’s post about my Five Favorite Canadian Consumer Stocks with my top five on the U.S. market. Five years ago, I created Dividend Stocks Rock. The idea was to build the most comprehensive and effective dividend investing platform. Throughout the past five years, our portfolios did very well (see for yourself). A key part of […]
Over 33K Jobs Lost To Bankruptch In 2018

Over 33K Jobs Lost To Bankruptch In 2018

from Challenger Gray and Christmas David’s Bridal recently announced it is undergoing Chapter 11 bankruptcy to potentially eliminate $400 million in debt. The bridal wear retailer said it was not planning to close any stores or cut positions during this restructuring period. The announcement comes after several retailers declared bankruptcy with various outcomes. So far […]
Metals Opportunity At Hand, Are You Prepared

Metals Opportunity At Hand, Are You Prepared

    This chart looks at a precious-metal-influenced index over the past 20-years. This index has spent the majority of the past 20-years inside of rising channel (1), creating a series of higher lows and higher highs. This index hit the 20-year rising channel earlier this year and has created a small series of higher lows, […]
The Market Giveth And The Market Taketh Away

The Market Giveth And The Market Taketh Away

After a strong start to the last week of November on Monday, it’s looking like we’ll give back half of those gains this morning. The culprit today? Trade.  What else is new? There’s a lot of Fedspeak on the calendar, though, so we’ll be watching for any signs of a change in tone. Two sectors of […]
GM And GE Were Both Victimized By The Same Ponzi Scheme, And They Are Both Telling Us The U.S. Economy Is In Huge Trouble

GM And GE Were Both Victimized By The Same Ponzi Scheme, And They Are Both Telling Us The U.S. Economy Is In Huge Trouble

  America’s twin economic “generals” are both in very deep trouble. General Electric was founded in 1892, and it was once one of the most powerful corporations on the entire planet. But now it is drowning in so much debt that it may be forced into bankruptcy. General Motors was founded in 1908, and at […]
Sorry Bulls, The Fed Isn’t Going To Save You This Time

Sorry Bulls, The Fed Isn’t Going To Save You This Time

Investors are once again pinning their forecasts on hope. The hope is that the Powell Fed will slow the pace of its rate hikes based on the recent market carnage in stocks and bonds. And once again the Fed is going to destroy these hopes. As I explained to clients in August, the Powell Fed […]