- Published: Tuesday, 21 May 2019 18:41
- Written by John Merline, Issues & Insights Editorials
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"These are prosperous times in America.”
"These are prosperous times in America.”
Boeing (BA) stockholders have had much to worry about lately, from President Donald Trump's China trade war to 737 Max crashes. But Boeing stock a good buy now? Investors should look at the aerospace giant's fundamentals and the stock chart.
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index surged 4.4 points to 58.6 in early May, reaching the highest level since February 2004. Approval of federal economic policies under President Trump hit a 16-year high as the unemployment rate fell to the lowest level since 1969 and the Dow Jones neared a record. Readings above 50 reflect optimism.
LOS ANGELES -- May 7, 2019 -- The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading national poll on consumer confidence, rose 8.1 percent in May to reach its highest level since February 2004. The 58.6 reading also ensured that the index continues its record run, remaining in positive territory for 32 consecutive months. An index reading below 50 for the IBD/TIPP indexes indicates pessimism while above 50 signals optimism.
Gaining broad exposure to the stock market and other financial assets via mutual funds remains a viable way for investors to build wealth. With the typical online stock broker today, learning about how to invest in mutual funds and use them to save for retirement or college is just a click away on your PC or smartphone.
As President Donald Trump weighs a momentous escalation of the China trade war, the American public is closely divided over his handling of the conflict. The IBD/TIPP Poll found that 40% rate Trump's handling of the China trade issue as excellent or good, while 39% judge it to be poor or unacceptable.
NEW YORK (April 26th) - Gross Domestic Product growth for the first quarter of 2018, or “2019Q1 GDP”, printed at a stunning 3.2%, smashing well past the consensus estimate of 2% by 120 bps. That’s 100 bps above the final 2.2% reading of the last quarter and also the 2.2% of the comparable period last year.
When Facebook’s smart display was released last year, it received mixed-to-positive reviews. However, a substantial number of them also digressed into the privacy and personal data controversies that have recently surrounded Facebook. A review from The Verge offers a representative example:
It’s not often that a new gadget gets announced and I don’t immediately want to get my hands on it. I am an extreme early adopter, both by profession and by inclination. But when Facebook’s new Portal and Portal Plus were announced a month ago, my response was a firm “no thanks.” And I’m not alone: after a year of data privacy scandals, many people’s first reaction to the Portal, a smart display device that has an always-listening microphone and always-watching camera, landed somewhere between hesitation and revulsion.
Boeing (BA) stockholders have had much to worry about lately, from President Donald Trump's trade war to 737 Max crashes. But investors wondering if Boeing stock is a good buy now should look at the aerospace giant's fundamentals and the stock chart.
Boeing (BA) has had many ups and downs lately, from blowout earnings to President Donald Trump's trade war and 737 Max crashes. But investors wondering if Boeing stock is a good buy now should look at the aerospace giant's fundamentals and the stock chart.
Exchange traded funds have become a very popular choice among investors in recent years, largely because of their low costs, holdings transparency and broad investment choices. But ETFs aren't traded in thin air, they're bought and sold through brokers. So what are the best online brokers for ETF investors? To find out, IBD asked ETF investors who took our Best Online Brokers survey to rate their broker on key characteristics.
The FAA is poised to approve a software update to the Boeing 737 Max, putting the troubled plane closer to getting its worldwide grounding lifted. Boeing (BA) stock rose Tuesday.
American Airlines (AAL) pilots reportedly will get more simulator training on the Boeing 737 Max, in an apparent reversal, departing from the FAA as well as fellow Max customers United Airlines (UAL) and Southwest Airlines (LUV).
A slim majority of Americans following the Boeing (BA) 737 Max news would avoid traveling on the plane according to an IBD/TIPP poll.
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index dipped 1.5 points to 54.2 in early April, even as the Dow Jones neared record territory. The overall index still indicates that Americans are moderately optimistic. Yet views of the near-term economic outlook turned slightly negative.
LOS ANGELES -- April 9, 2019 -- The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading national poll on consumer confidence, dropped 2.7 percent in April to a reading of 54.2, down from 55.7 last month. Nevertheless, the reading remains in positive territory for a record 31 consecutive months. An index reading below 50 for the IBD/TIPP indexes indicates pessimism while above 50 signals optimism.
RAMSEY, N.J., March 29, 2019 (Newswire.com) - New vehicle demand edged higher in March, as expected tax refunds and easing credit conditions provide a boost to consumers’ spending power. After falling to a near one-year low last month, TechnoMetrica’s Auto Demand Index has picked up some speed, gaining six points, or 6.4 percent, to a reading of 100. The Index has now posted a score of 100 or higher in 10 out of the last 12 months, highlighting the continued strength in purchase intent, despite the dampening effects of rising vehicle prices and uncertainty over trade tariffs. Thus, we anticipate that auto sales will hold steady in the near term, supported by strong demand for SUVs and pickups.
New findings from a National Association of Realtors® survey show that consumer opinions about home buying bounced back in the first quarter of 2019, with 37% stating that they strongly believe now is a good time to buy, up from 34% in the last quarter of 2018 but down from 38% one year ago. Only 35% of respondents said that now is not a good time to buy a home, compared to 37% in 2018’s fourth quarter.
The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index vaulted 5.4 points to 55.7 in early March, the biggest one-month jump since 2012. As the Dow Jones and broader stock market rally extended their recovery and the government shutdown receded further into memory, Americans' confidence in the economy jolted out of a four-month tailspin to solidly optimistic territory. Readings above the neutral 50 level reflect optimism.
LOS ANGELES -- March 5, 2019 -- The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index, a leading national poll on consumer confidence, rose 10.7 percent in March, ending a four-month slide. Its reading of 55.7 ensures that the index continues its record run in positive territory. The Economic Optimism Index has now spent 30 consecutive months above 50. An index reading below 50 for the IBD/TIPP indexes indicates pessimism while above 50 signals optimism.