Market News and Commentary March 31

Trump Tells Advisers He Wants U.S. Out Of Syria – Senior Officials. President Trump accuses Amazon of scamming the USPS. Trump ‘needs to understand’ effect of firing people on Twitter. Former Fox News contributor says he was silenced from talking about Russia. Tesla says Autopilot was engaged during fatal Model X crash. Saudi forces say Houthi missile intercepted over Saudi city – state media. Trump’s call for tariffs creating anxiety in the farm belt.

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Market News and Commentary March 30

Mueller Probing Russia Contacts At Republican Convention: Sources. Household debt remains historically high. Trump on North Korea: ‘The rhetoric has calmed down’ takes back steel tariffs. Trump says infrastructure plan will likely have to wait until 2018 elections. This was the quarter when investors were reminded that stocks don’t go up forever. Russia tests its new nuclear intercontinental ballistic missile.

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Market News and Commentary March 29

President Trump Tweets About ‘Concerns’ Over Amazon. Apple’s Tim Cook rebukes Zuckerberg over Facebook’s business model. The beginning of the end? Key takeaways from PIMCO’s cyclical outlook. An $800 billion disconnect between the Fed and Treasury is ballooning in the bond market: Wells Fargo. Spurned by big law firms, Trump relies on a handful of lesser-known attorneys. WH official: Jackson vouching for Trump’s health on TV helped him get VA job. U.S. economy is headed for recession and the Fed will be held responsible, SocGen bear warns.

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Market News and Commentary March 28

China Preparing List Of Retaliatory Tariffs On U.S. Imports. Cambridge Analytica whistleblower: Facebook able to listen to you at home and work. Tech shares tumble again as regulatory risks rattle investors. Oil prices fall on surprise U.S. inventory rise. An unheard-of problem: The President can’t find a lawyer. Global Times: Little-known lawyer to take larger role on Trump defense team. Poll: Majority of Americans say they are not seeing change in paychecks due to tax cuts. Trump hates Amazon, not Facebook. Trump campaign aide communicated with person tied to Russian intelligence in 2016. U.S. fourth-quarter growth revised up to 2.9 percent; consumer spending surges.

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Market News and Commentary March 27

UAE Completes Construction Of Unit 1 At 5.6GW Barakah Nuclear Power Plant. Dow’s 670-point surge belies fact that stock market is on the brink of an absolute breakdown. Rumor is that Paul Ryan may resign as U.S. House speaker, Scalise will replace him, Amodei says. Stocks may already be in a bear market – here’s how long it could last. Arizona suspends Uber’s self-driving car tests after fatal crash. Wall Street bonuses jump 17% to pre-crisis levels. Russia is China’s top oil supplier as pipeline expands.

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Market News and Commentary March 26

Remington: Oldest U.S. Gun Maker Files For Bankruptcy. New home sales fall for third straight month in February. Facebook faces scrutiny for pulling Android call, text data. Trump: ‘Economy is looking really good.’ Bank stocks are breaking down even as rates are rising. Diplomats ousted: U.S., Europe punish Russia over spy case. Battered by Great Recession, underfunded public pensions to persist.

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Market News and Commentary March 25

Bitcoin Cash Being Accepted By ‘Gold Bug’ Peter Schiff’s Firm. Kudlow defends China approach: Trump sees himself as a ‘free trader.’ Ex-NATO commander: ‘Buckle up’ for increased tensions under Bolton. Cambridge Analytica-linked firm ‘boasted of poll interference.’ Trump pick John Bolton warns of ‘a little shock therapy’ with China tariffs.

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Market News and Commentary March 24

China Warns U.S. It Will Defend Own Trade Interests. Congress passes $1.3 trillion spending bill, funds government through September. China should not seek high growth as financial risks mount, warns government official. Trump questioning advisers on whether to publicly respond to sex scandals: report. Trump’s impulses put White House credibility on the line. John Bolton plans to fire dozens of White House officials. ‘They can’t put us all in prison’: violent protests erupt in Catalonia after arrest of separatist leaders.

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Market News and Commentary March 23

Immigration Advocates Revel In Trump’s Failure To Get Wall Funding. Wall Street suffers biggest drop in six weeks on China tariffs. John Dowd’s resignation tells you a lot about Donald Trump’s mindset. House sends record $1.3 trillion spending bill to the Senate Thursday. Saudi crown prince bragged about Kushner relationship. China responds to Trump tariffs with proposed list of 128 U.S. products to target.

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Market News and Commentary March 22

Sessions Fired McCabe As Payback And To Hide Sessions Russian Collusion During The Trump Campaign. Whistleblower claims Bannon oversaw early efforts to collect Facebook data: report. Former CIA director says Russia could ‘have something’ on Trump. Former CIA director: Trump has shown a lack of integrity. Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook made mistakes in handling the Cambridge Analytica scandal. John Dowd resigns as Trump’s lead lawyer in Mueller probe. Trump slaps China with about $60 billion in tariffs: ‘This is the first of many.’

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Market News and Commentary March 21

Federal Reserve hikes interest rate to highest level in a decade amid stronger economy. Fox News Contributor Quits, Slams Network As ‘Propaganda Machine’ For Trump. Sarah Sanders is asked whether the Russian election was free and fair. Trump’s national security advisers warned him not to congratulate Putin. He did it anyway. China and Russia are ‘aggressively pursuing’ hypersonic weapons. Exposed: Undercover secrets of Trump’s data firm. Bloomberg: Kushner company reaped high returns with misleading paperwork.

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Market News and Commentary March 20

Facebook Stock Drops After Reports Of FTC Probe And UK Summons Of Zuckerberg In Data Scandal. Dr. Aleksandr Kogan, the Cambridge academic accused of misusing Facebook is a Russian Agent on the Kremlin’s payroll. Republicans tell Trump: Lay off Mueller – but they don’t act. Robots break new ground in construction industry. Revealed: Trump’s election consultants filmed saying they use bribes and sex workers to entrap politicians. This is going to be worse than Watergate.

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Market News and Commentary March 19

Turns Out Andrew McCabe Didn’t Lose His Pension After All. Trump’s stimulus will make the deficit with China worse, not better, says Credit Suisse economist. McCabe is ‘considering all options’ after firing. McCabe firing: Trump’s ‘great day for democracy’ smacks of dictatorship. Trump to hire diGenova, who argued FBI framed president. Facebook is under fire for its role as a conduit of influence in American elections.

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Market News and Commentary March 18

Fusion GPS Founder Hauled From The Shadows For The Russia Election Investigation. Warner calls on Congress to protect Mueller after McCabe’s firing. Cambridge Analytica denies using Facebook data for Trump campaign. Trump: ‘Mueller probe should never have been started.’ Trump lawyer says Special Counsel Inquiry should be ended. Washington Post editorial board warns Trump: No one is above the law, not even the President. Democrats hold double-digit lead for 2018 midterm elections.

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Market News and Commentary March 17

A Dire Warning From Congressman Duffy: Democrats WILL Impeach Trump. National debt hits $21 trillion thanks to mindless tax cuts for billionaires. House Republican blasts McCabe firing, says Trump’s conduct doesn’t ‘bode well’ for GOP. House Intel Dem to Trump: ‘Gloat now, but you will be fired soon.’ Russia to expel 23 British diplomats, Moscow says, as spy attack dispute escalates. Days before Florida bridge collapsed, engineer reported cracks. James Comey warns Trump: The American people will ‘soon’ be able to judge ‘who is honorable and who is not.’

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Market News and Commentary March 16

U.S. Sanctions Russians For Meddling, But Not Putin’s Oligarchs. Saudi will develop a nuclear bomb if Iran does. Vanessa Trump files for divorce from Donald Trump Jr. Trump has decided to remove his national security adviser. Stephen Hawking wants his most famous formula engraved on his tombstone. Russia will test its ‘unstoppable’ new ‘Satan 2’ nuclear missile. Stephen Hawking’s final Reddit post is going viral over its ominous warning about Robots. Fragmented banking standards could be the ‘seeds’ of the next financial crisis, expert warns.

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Market News and Commentary March 15

Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization, Demanding Documents About Russia. Trump loses big time in PA! He held two events in the district during the campaign, including a rally on Saturday. Last week, he announced tariffs on imported steel that had been expected to appeal to voters in a state known for its steel industry. Savage criticizes Trump Twitter firing of Tillerson, Nation in ‘Turmoil.’ Ben Shapiro: 2018 will be ‘very, very ugly’ for GOP. Trump lawyers have no easy options on interview request. Atlanta Fed, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan GDP forecasts crash. Global oil demand picks up but still lags rising supply: IEA.

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Market News and Commentary March 14

Kremlin Defies PM’s Midnight Ultimatum And Issues Chilling Warning To Britain. Judge: Manafort faces ‘very real possibility’ of life in prison. Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov found mysteriously dead in London home. Trump picks controversial figure Haspel as new CIA chief. Google to ban ads on cryptocurrencies, related products. Barclays strikes payment deal with cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase in the UK. Philippines drugs war: Duterte to withdraw from ICC.

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Market News and Commentary March 13

Trump Removes Tillerson At State. Saudi general tortured to death during Ritz-Carlton imprisonment. 137 House Democrats sign letter urging action against Russia. Tillerson says several steps needed for U.S. talks with North Korea. Marathon announces facility in Quebec has commenced Bitcoin mining operations. Trump blocks Broadcom-Qualcomm deal, citing national security concerns. Previously withheld UCLA video shows heckling of Mnuchin.

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Market News and Commentary March 12

Putin Says He Will ‘Never’ Give Crimea Back To Ukraine. Trump lawyers are considering a challenge to stop “60 Minutes” from airing a Stormy Daniels interview. North Korea offers new peace deal. Tillerson cuts short Africa trip amid ‘pressing matters’ in U.S. The more opioids doctors prescribe, the more money they make. NYT: Trumps and Kushners discussing business partnership. Deutsche Bank to pay staff 2 billion euros in bonuses, after losing billions. Cash is far from dead and use is rising: BIS.

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Market News and Commentary March 11

GE Reiterated A Sell At Deutsche Bank, Sees More Writedowns Ahead. Fox News host dined with Trump this week. Amazon checking accounts could have massive appeal for these Americans. Brussels on the brink: EU’s hostile front against UK faces collapse as Italy election winners back Brexit. Medellin, Colombia: ‘murder capital’ becoming retirees’ haven.

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Market News and Commentary March 10

White House Appears To Backtrack On Trump’s Historic Meeting With Kim Jong Un. Cohen says Stormy Daniels payment was transferred from his home equity line. Trump’s attorney sent emails with his full title: Executive Vice President and Special Counsel to Donald J. Trump. Trump wrote Putin to personally invite him to 2013 Miss Universe Pageant: report. Report says radioactive monitors failed at nuclear plant.

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Market News and Commentary March 9

President Trump Plans To Meet Kim Jong Un For Nuke Talks. America’s companies have binged on debt; a reckoning looms. Kroger Co’s full-year profit forecast came in largely below estimates. Trump sets steel and aluminum tariffs; Mexico, Canada exempted. Saudi concerned about risks with New York IPO for Aramco. Non-farm payrolls increase by 313,000 in February. U.S. wholesale inventories climb 0.8%, but wholesales sales slump 1.1%.

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Market News and Commentary March 8

U.S. Trade Deficit Races To More Than Nine-Year High. Feds Beige Book notes price pressure. Europe has “arsenal of weapons” to respond to Trump’s tariffs – EU’s Moscovici. China warns of ‘necessary response’ in event of trade war with U.S. JP Morgan co-president warns of ‘deep correction’ for stocks totaling as much as 40% over next few years. Trump upset with Sanders over Stormy Daniels response.

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Market News and Commentary March 7

EU Ready To Retaliate Against Trump’s Proposed Trade Tariffs. Gary Cohn resigns as Trump’s top economic adviser. Investors staged a near-record exodus from U.S. stocks in February. Mexico vows U.S. steel tariff retaliation. Target misses profit target for 3 years now. CNN travels to Thailand to speak with prostitute who claims to have dirt on Trump. Self-driving Uber trucks are shuttling goods across Arizona. Gary Cohn’s resignation prompts talk of a brain drain around President Donald Trump. Chevron CEO: We’re in ‘early innings’ of U.S. shale ‘really performing.’ Shock claim: John McCain associate wanted Senator to ‘confront’ Trump with ‘pee’ dossier, make him resign.

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Market News and Commentary March 6

Goldman Slams Trump’s Tariff Plan: It Would Make The U.S. ‘Less Competitive.’ Nunberg says he thinks Mueller has the goods on Trump. North Korea reportedly willing to hold nuclear talk with U.S. Trump says, “I still have some people that I want to change (always seeking perfection). There is no chaos, only great energy!” Ex-spy’s illness stirs UK to warn of action against Russia. Trump tumbles more than 200 spots on Forbes list of richest people.

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Market News and Commentary March 5

‘President For Life?’ Trump’s Remarks About Xi Finds Fans in China. State Dept. was granted $120 million to right Russian meddling. It has spent $0. Italy election brings back ‘existential threat to eurozone.’ PayPal seeks patent for faster cryptocurrency payment technology. IEA sees U.S. oil output surge stealing OPEC share in next five years. Trump REFUSES to back down over trade war threats despite May voicing ‘grave concern’ and pleading with him to think again. United’s reported plan to replace bonuses with lottery enrages employees.

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Market News and Commentary March 4

Besieged Sessions Dines With Rosenstein, Francisco And Royally Pisses Off Trump! Trump threatens to tax European auto imports. Trump’s tariff talk provokes rarely seen urgency among GOP. President Donald Trump’s tariffs will damage the economy and if NAFTA talks break down it could be even worse. Eric Holder predicts Robert Mueller charges Trump with obstruction of justice. Mueller’s team probing UAE efforts to buy influence through Trump campaign. Trump says he won’t be caught up in Russia probe.

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Market News and Commentary March 3

Former CIA Chief Hayden: Trump Envious of Putin. Ex-CIA chief: Trump ‘unstable, inept, inexperienced, and also unethical.’ Chairman of Icahn Enterprises Carl Icahn trades steel stock on insider information! IMF warns that steel, aluminum tariffs will likely hurt economies. Special counsel Robert Mueller is probing Jared Kushner’s business talks with foreigners. Trump may have doomed North American free trade deal. Jared, Ivanka, Cohn, Gen. Kelly, McMaster – Palace intrigue swamps Donald Trump White House. Russia’s Gazprom says has started ending gas contracts with Ukraine. Companies projected to use tax cut windfall for record share buybacks, JP Morgan says.

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Market News and Commentary March 1

White House Meltdown On Full Display. Hope Hicks admitting she told ‘white lies’ for Trump – after conferring for 10 minutes with her lawyer. U.S. crude oil output hit an all-time high in November, taking out the 1970 record, new data shows. Chicago Business Barometer indicates notably slower growth in February. Trump to impose tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum.

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