Entries by The Trend Letter

Headlines – August 17/17

Wall St lower on inflation, Trump policy worries. Read story Steve Bannon: ‘We’re at economic war with China’, there’s no North Korean solution. Read story North Korea propaganda posters show Korean missiles obliterating US capital buildings. Read story Trump did something good this week. Read story Growing list of money managers cutting their exposure to […]

Headlines – August 16/17

Wall St opens higher; investors eye Fed minutes. Read story What’s at stake as NAFTA talks begin? Read story The world’s best (and worst) cities to live in. Read story Amazon shares fall after Trump says it hurts retailers. Read story Oil rises on huge draw down in stocks. Read story Kim Jong-un executing record […]

Potential water-fall correction for S&P 500

In our blog posted on July 26/17, we noted that a number of indicators were flashing warning signs that the market was getting overbought, and that a correction was coming soon. On August 7/17, we posted a blog highlighting how August is typically a month where we see a high, with a correction soon after. […]

Headlines – August 14/17

Stocks poised to move higher as geopolitical issues put on back burner. Read story Top US General readies military plan for N.Korea, but pushes for diplomacy. Read story Merk CEO Fraser steps down from Trump’s Manufacturing council after Charlottesville. Read story China bans key North Korea imports. Read story US ‘ally’ Ukraine is likely source […]

Headlines – August 11/17

Trump warns N.Korea that the US military is ‘locked and loaded’. Read story North Korea warns it could ‘reduce the US mainland to ashes at any moment’. Read story The time is running out to avoid war with North Korea. Read story China warns the US: “We will prevent a North Korea regime change”, Read […]

North Korea tensions push global markets down

Another day of rising tensions between the US and North Korea. According to NBC News, the Pentagon has prepared a specific plan for a pre-emptive strike on North Korea’s missile sites should President Trump order such an attack. Two senior military officials — and two senior retired officers — told NBC News that key to […]

Trump & Kim Jong-un spook the markets

Over the past few weeks we have been highlighting a number of indicators suggesting that the stretched bull market in equities is due for a correction. We weren’t sure what might spook the market, but today’s geopolitical events certainly qualify. After weeks of increased rhetoric between North Korea and the US, the UN applied heavy […]

Headlines – August 9/17

US stocks retreat as N. Korea spurs geopolitical unease. Read story N. Korea threatens attack on Guam. Read story China urges calm over N. Korea. Read story N. Korea says it has released Canadian pastor. Read story The case for $5000 Bitcoin. Read story Can this US city go 72 hours without a murder? Read […]

China leading the charge for electric cars

Last year China sold over 28 million vehicles, more than any country in the world. China sold over 10 million more vehicles than the 17.6 million sold in the US. Of the 28 million vehicles sold in China in 2016, 507,000 were Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV), which was a 53% increase from 2015. By contrast, […]