U.S. Trade Deficit Soars 27% to Record $859 Billion in 2021 as Imports surge from Inflation and Tariffs.

The US trade deficit in December was $80.70 Billion up from prior month’s $79.30 billion. The China and US trade deficit rose to -$355.3 B for the year. The US trade gap for 2021 in both goods and services rose 27% to hit $859 billion, an annual record as imports grew faster than exports. Imports surged 20.5% with higher prices from inflation and tariffs. Highlights The US trade Deficit rose in both goods and services rose 27% to hit $859 … Continue reading “U.S. Trade Deficit Soars 27% to Record $859 Billion in 2021 as Imports surge from Inflation and Tariffs.”

Soaring Aluminum Prices Boost Alcoa Earnings to Highest Growth Rate in Over Five Years

Aluminum producer Alcoa reported better than expected fourth quarter earnings on Wednesday. Aluminum has seen prices rise 50% yr/yr. AA reporting quarterly records for adjusted net income and adjusted EBITDA. Revenue rose 38% yr/yr, Alcoa’s highest growth rate in over five years. Alcoa Corp NYSE: AA Reported Earnings After Close Wednesday $2.50 Beat $1.93 EPS AND $3.30 Billion Beat $3.30 Billion Forecast in Revenue Earnings Alcoa reported $896 million in Ebitda in line with estimates. Adjusted earnings of $2.50 a share … Continue reading “Soaring Aluminum Prices Boost Alcoa Earnings to Highest Growth Rate in Over Five Years”

Traders Market Weekly: All Risk, No Fear, Mania and  inflation

November 7 – 13 2021 FEAR NOT Brave Investors    Strange times But remember The Joker once served as the Iranian ambassador for the United Nations. All Risk, No Fear, Mania and  inflation The Week That Was – What Lies Ahead? Editorial Like a scratched record another week of no fear for US stock markets, risk on is oblivious to cracks appearing in this mania. S&P and NASDAQ closed at record highs for the seventh straight day, NASDAQ up for … Continue reading “Traders Market Weekly: All Risk, No Fear, Mania and  inflation”

Chinese Trade Surplus Surged to Record High USD84.54 billion in October

The Chinese trade surplus surged to a record high of USD 84.54 billion in October 2021 from USD 57.32 billion in the same month a year earlier. Exports rose by 27.1 % year-on-year to USD 300.22 billion;  extending double digit gains for the 13th month.

Traders Market Weekly: Record Highs, Fed and  Jobs

Join us in our weekly market thread. November 1 – 6 2021 Where have we been and where are we going? Join our weekly market thread on Traders Community… FEAR NOT Brave Investors  Strange times But remember The Joker once served as the Iranian ambassador for the United Nations. Record Highs, Fed and  Jobs The Week That Was – What Lies Ahead? Editorial Another week of no fear for US stock markets, risk on is oblivious to cracks appearing. The … Continue reading “Traders Market Weekly: Record Highs, Fed and  Jobs”

Traders Market Weekly: Bitcoin, Earnings & Commodities

Join us in our weekly market thread. October 17 – 23 2021 Where have we been and where are we going? Join our weekly market thread on Traders Community… FEAR NOT Brave Investors  Strange times But remember The Joker once served as the Iranian ambassador for the United Nations. Bitcoin, Earnings and Commodity Prices The Week That Was – What Lies Ahead? Editorial Risk On came alive Thursday and Friday this week after Chinese Credit stress and U.S. options expirations … Continue reading “Traders Market Weekly: Bitcoin, Earnings & Commodities”

Alcoa Earnings Elevated By Robust Aluminum Prices and Declared First Ever Dividend

Aluminum producer Alcoa reported better than expected third quarter earnings on Thursday. $AA profits boosted by aluminum prices rising 64% yr/yr and 13% sequentially with the commodity squeeze and a recovering global economy. AA increased buybacks program and declared its first-ever dividend.

U.S. Trade Deficit Rises As Imports Continue To Grow Faster Than Exports

The US trade deficit in August was $73. 3Billion up from prior month’s $70.30 billion. The China and US trade deficit rose to -$28.1B. By contrast Australia’s trade balance for August revealed a massive surplus of AUD15,077 million