Investors Cautious on Equities Despite Low Unemployment, Strong Growth

Investors Cautious on Equities Despite Low Unemployment, Strong Growth

Investors Cautious on Equities Despite Low Unemployment, Strong Growth Americans were less upbeat about stock even as the US unemployment rate hovered near an 18-year low and the economy recorded its fastest growth pace in four years in the second quarter, a New York Fed survey released Monday revealed. The regional Fed’s barometer on consumers’ […]

Bitcoin (BTC) the Pain Extends…

Bitcoin (BTC) the Pain Extends…

Bitcoin (BTC) the Pain Extends… $BTCUSD Friday all major digital coins posted losses. Bitcoin BTCUSD, -1.26% the world’s largest digital currency, was last changing hands at 6,385.77, down 1.9% since Thursday at 5:00 on the Kraken cryptocurrency exchange. The outlook for Bitcoin is weal. This chart is grim meaning there a way to go before this over. During […]

Bitcoin’s (BTC) Participants Buying the Dip

Bitcoin’s (BTC) Participants Buying the Dip

Bitcoin’s (BTC) Participants Buying the Dip $BTCUSD After this week’s 10% decliner, Bitcoin recovered some Thursday Thursday, digital-asset prices moved higher clawing back some of Wednesday’s losses, which saw most major coins post double-digit declines. The session has the #1 digital currency is gaining ground. Currently, Bitcoin is trading at 6,562.20, +18.96, or +0.29%, as of 1:46a […]

US Producer Price Index Flat, Restraining Inflation Fears

US Producer Price Index Flat, Restraining Inflation Fears

US Producer Price Index Flat, Restraining Inflation Fears $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US wholesale prices were unchanged in July after 2 months of increases, indicating inflation pressures have softened a bit. Thursday, the Labor Department said that the PPI (producer price index) which measures price changes before they reach the consumer increased 3.3% last month […]

The Market in Cryptocurrencies is Uncertain and Volatile

The Market in Cryptocurrencies is Uncertain and Volatile

The Market in Cryptocurrencies is Uncertain and Volatile $BTCUSD Cryptocurrency fortunes have reversed. Just recently it seemed that digital tokens like Bitcoin were coming out of a long decliner. BTC, which was ranged within about 6,000 and $7,000 for many weeks, managed break out and rose beyond $8,000 for a short period. Last week prices […]

President Trump Shreds Hussein Obama Fuel Mileage Regulation

President Trump Shreds Hussein Obama Fuel Mileage Regulation

President Trump Shreds Hussein Obama Fuel Mileage Regulation $UGA, $USO The Environmental Protection Agency and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration jointly proposed  Thursday to cap fuel economy requirements at a fleet average of 37 mpg starting in Y 2020. Under the Hussein Obama plan, the fleet-wide fuel economy would have risen to 47 mpg by […]

Oregon Has an Oversupply of Marijuana, Most Goes Unsold

Oregon Has an Oversupply of Marijuana, Most Goes Unsold

Oregon Has an Oversupply of Marijuana, Most Goes Unsold Commentary: The Oregon cannabis market is very much over-saturated. For consumers, this is great. One can walk into nearly any Oregon dispensary and find buy a gram of quality ‘bud’ for $5.00, and even concentrates are dropping in price. When the state began legal recreational sales in Y 2016, […]

President Trump, “Oil Prices are too high, Not good”

President Trump, “Oil Prices are too high, Not good”

President Trump, “Oil Prices are too high, Not good” $USO, $OIL, $UGA “An SPR release would have a psych impact on the market. It may not translate into lower gasoline prices, but it would immediately bring down Crude Oil prices until the market adjusts” The Trump Administration is considering tapping into the nation’s emergency supply […]

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX,$ VXX Several US industries are set to withstand the trade dust-up or even thrive, according to US financial services firm Cowen and Company. China’s recent revisions to tariffs have a clear benefit to luxury retailers, Cowen analysts said in its report. While the […]

The US Will Soon Be the World’s #1 Crude Oil Producer

The US Will Soon Be the World’s #1 Crude Oil Producer

The US Will Soon Be the World’s #1 Crude Oil Producer $USO The EIA sees Crude Oil production climbing next year even with transportation bottlenecks in the country’s most prolific tight (shale) oil play. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) sees US Crude Oil output averaging 11.8-M BPD in Y 2019, up from its 11.76-M BPD […]

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble

Australia: Will Rates Burst the Real Estate Bubble Banks in Australia are gearing up for slight increases in interest rates, but in an overly inflated market this may well mean disaster for many and a correction in prices across the country. The smaller lenders are already moving rates higher but so far the big 4 […]

US Housing Market: April S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Index + 6.6%

US Housing Market: April S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Index + 6.6%

US Housing Market:April S&P Case-Shiller 20-City Index + 6.6% US home prices rose in April from a year earlier, lifted by bidding wars in many cities where would-be buyers fought over a sparse supply of homes. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller 20-City home price index +6.6% from a year earlier, led by gains in Seattle, Las Vegas and San […]

President Trump, “Oil prices are too high OPEC”

President Trump, “Oil prices are too high OPEC”

President Trump, “Oil prices are too high OPEC” $USO, $OIL Wednesday, US President Donald Trump and Iran exchanged sharp words over Crude Oil prices. President Trump blames OPEC for high Crude Oil prices and Tehran accusing him of stoking volatility after he withdrew last month from a global nuclear arms deal with Iran. Crude Oil […]

Crude Oil Prices Falling Even Though Supply is ‘Tight’

Crude Oil Prices Falling Even Though Supply is ‘Tight’

Crude Oil Prices Falling Even Though Supply is ‘Tight’ $USO, $OIL, $JPM Friday, Crude Oil prices fell as concerns about surging US output and falling demand in China weighed on the contract and JP Morgan (NYSE:JPM) cut its price forecast. ICE Brent Crude futures fell 66c to 76.66 bbl by 1:32 p.m. EDT [1732 GMT]. […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: The sector is looking for stimulation in here. PE Gold at 1302.14 trading higher with a move to 1310 seen. If that does not hold, it may break to and below 1290-1280 medium term. ICE Brent Crude at 78.67 is headed to 78, and […]

Bitcoin Trading in Broad Consolidation Range

Bitcoin Trading in Broad Consolidation Range

Bitcoin Trading in Broad Consolidation Range $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Bitcoin prices continued within a broad consolidation range over the last 24 hrs, as there was not much fundamentals or economic data to rock the crypto market in the frame. The Key development in here has been the decision of the large crypt exchange Coincheck to re-enter […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Gold at 1292.20 bounced from 1280, and while 1275/80 holds, the price could to 1310 before coming off to 1280 or lower. For now the trend is South. Silver at 16.56 is ranged. It has risen form 16.50 and could hit 17. Overall, […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL ICE Brent Crude at 79.36 and Nymex WTI Crude at 72.51 are stable. WTI Crude’s 1st resistance is at 73 which could push the price down to 71 near term. ICE Brent Crude looks to have some room on the Northside at 81-82. But if […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL ICE Brent Crude at 79.05 and Nymex WTI Crude at 71.89 could see some near term falls to 77 and 70.50 respectively before attempting another rise. Gold at 1288.70 is stable near current marks. A fall to support at 1275 is not expected, so the […]

Expect Crude Oil Prices to Cool, $80 bbl ‘Unhealthy’

Expect Crude Oil Prices to Cool, $80 bbl ‘Unhealthy’

Expect Crude Oil Prices to Cool, $80 bbl ‘Unhealthy’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $USO, $OIL, $VXX BP (NYSE:BP) CEO Bob Dudley expects a flood of US Shale Oil, and the reopening of OPEC taps to cool the Crude Oil market after price rose above $80 bbl this week. US President Donald Trump’s decision to exit an […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Brent Crude at 79.58  is trading higher, the Crude Oil Bulls look strong in here and could test 81then dip to 79. WTI Crude Oil at 71.74 sees resistance 73 and push the price down to 70. But if it break North then 74-75 […]

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years

US Unemployment Rolls Smallest in 45 Years $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Thursday, the US economic data showed an acceleration in mid-Atlantic factory activity this month, with manufacturers saying they were boosting employment and asking for higher prices for their products. The combination of a tightening labor market and firming inflation bolsters expectations the Fed will […]

Bitcoin: All Professional Investors and Traders Knew That…

Bitcoin: All Professional Investors and Traders Knew That…

Bitcoin: All Professional Investors and Traders Knew That… $BTCUSD, $CBOE, $CME …the launch of Bitcoin futures would cause the price to fall. A Fed paper has attested to that as; Bitcoin’s drop following its peak near $20,000 was directly tied to the launch of a futures market, according to new research from the San Francisco […]

The Crypto Sector Maintained Momentum, Bulls in Charge

The Crypto Sector Maintained Momentum, Bulls in Charge

The Crypto Sector Maintained Momentum, Bulls in Charge $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Thursday, the cryptocurrency sector maintained its Bullish momentum, with most major currencies trading up by more than 3% on the day. Below is a look at what moved the cryptocurrency market Thursday, as follows; Goldman Sachs Group, Inc (NYSE:GS) officially announced it’s opening a cryptocurrency trading desk. Despite […]

US Consumer Prices Rise, Inflation Ahead

US Consumer Prices Rise, Inflation Ahead

US Consumer Prices Rise, Inflation Ahead $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer prices (PCE) rose March YTD, with a measure of underlying inflation moving to the Fed’s 2% target. Monday, the rise in the annual inflation gauges reported by the Commerce Department was seen by economists and Fed officials, it is not expected to alter the gradual […]

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Fine Wine Sale Indicate Prices are Rebounding

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Fine Wine Sale Indicate Prices are Rebounding

Sotheby’s (NYSE:BID) Fine Wine Sale Indicate Prices are Rebounding $BID Prices for leading Bordeaux wines are rebounding The 18 April totaled GBP 1.05-M. Auctions are scheduled for New York this week and in London on 16 May. Six magnums of rare Chateau Lafleur 1982 wine from the Pomerol region hammered for $77,095, or more than […]

Top Cryptocurrencies Traded Lower Monday

Top Cryptocurrencies Traded Lower Monday

Top Cryptocurrencies Traded Lower Monday $BTCUSD Bitcoin prices climb above $7,000 at the weekend, but the momentum did not hold into Monday. The No. 1 cryptocurrency dipped back to about $6,800 Monday in a light-volume session. Most of the Top cryptocurrencies by market cap traded lower Monday, too, in relatively narrow ranges. Monday, Bitcoin dropped […]

The Costs of a Full Blown Trade War, Should One Happen

The Costs of a Full Blown Trade War, Should One Happen

The Costs of a Full Blown Trade War, Should One Happen The US and China have announced tariffs on each other’s goods recently, and have threatened to impose more. Assuming they take effect, the tariffs that China has announced so far on American goods will focus on agricultural products, automobiles, aircraft and chemicals. Although exports […]

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season

Look at the US Economic Reports Going into Earnings Season $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Economic Growth and Investment The latest industrial production report was much better than expected and positive on multiple levels. Overall production was up 1.1% while the manufacturing component was up 1.2%. Probably more importantly, the improvement in manufacturing was centered on business […]

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong

Key US Econ Data: Inflation Tame, Job Growth Strong $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Even with strong job gains and optimistic small business owners, inflation still at reasonable marks February Consumer Prices, Real Earnings and Small Business Optimism CPI: +0.2%; Over-Year: +2.2%; Less Food and Energy: +0.2%; Over-Year: +1.8%/ Hourly Earnings (Monthly): 0%; Over-Year: +0.4%/ NFIB: […]

This is Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) The Automotive Aristocrat

This is Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) The Automotive Aristocrat

This is Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) The Automotive Aristocrat $RACE The iconic Italian Supercar maker Ferrari (NYSE: RACE) on 1 February said that its adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization aka adjusted EBITDA, rose 18% in Y 2017, to EUR 1.04-B, on stronger sales of its most profitable vehicles, the V12’s, and Limited Editions.  That result was […]

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Supercars Drive Stock Prices Higher

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Supercars Drive Stock Prices Higher

Ferrari’s (NYSE:RACE) Supercars Drive Stock Prices Higher $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) attributes its big numbers to its big V12 cars, as its GTC4Lusso, the LaFerrari Aperta and the F12tdf as particularly strong performers. Looking ahead, the company confirmed its outlook for unit sales of 9,000, including the V-12 supercars, and net revenues of more than $3.61-B. […]

US Economy, Inflation Growing at Sustainable Pace

US Economy, Inflation Growing at Sustainable Pace

US Economy, Inflation Growing at Sustainable Pace The US economy and inflation expanded at a modest-to-moderate pace from late November through the end of Y 2017, while wages continued to push higher, the Fed Wednesday. “Most districts said that wages increased at a modest pace,” the U.S. central bank said in its periodic Beige Book report […]

Ferrari Continues to Command Top Prices in the Classic Car Market

Ferrari Continues to Command Top Prices in the Classic Car Market

Ferrari Continues to Command Top Prices in the Classic Car Market $RACE Last August at Pebble Beach international collectors spent $327-M on Vintage & Classic Cars High priced cars a Pebble Beach were the market’s strongest, coming in stronger than the experts expected Notably, 2 Ferraris also were in the Top 5, a 1966 Ferrari […]

Box Office: Global Expanded, Domestic Contracted in 2017

Box Office: Global Expanded, Domestic Contracted in 2017

Box Office: Global Expanded, Domestic Contracted in 2017 $DIS, $CMCSA, $TWX Revenue in North America for Y 2017 dipped 2.3%, but growth at the international box office resulted in a 3% uptick worldwide box. The performance of the Y 2017 worldwide box office was a roller-coaster ride. Attendance fell in North America to a likely […]

Review: The Vintage & Classic Collector Car Market in 2017

Review: The Vintage & Classic Collector Car Market in 2017

Review: The Vintage & Classic Collector Car Market in 2017 Overall, the current collector car market is stable and rational, slightly favoring buyers over sellers in some categories. Just the opposite in the Tier 1 category of the most prominent marques and most certainty when it comes to 1-off and other prized examples. All discerning […]

US Pending Home Sales Higher, Housing Supply Short

US Pending Home Sales Higher, Housing Supply Short

US Pending Home Sales Higher, Housing Supply Short $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX More people signed contracts in November to buy homes, with pending sales rose 0.2% as the US housing market copes with a dwindling supply of properties on the market. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that its index of pending home sales was 109.5 […]

A Few Investors Can Rock the Bitcoin Market at Will

A Few Investors Can Rock the Bitcoin Market at Will

A Few Investors Can Rock the Bitcoin Market at Will $BTCUSD Caution, about 1,000 people own 40% of the Bitcoin market Information sharing are legal, as Bitcoin is a digital currency and not a security. Currently, Bitcoin is trading 13,769.3848, -2,318.96, or -14.41% at the close: 4:10a GMT, over 20% off its highs of the week ended 8 […]

Gold, Crude Oil Prices Solid as DJIA Heads Towards 25,000

Gold, Crude Oil Prices Solid as DJIA Heads Towards 25,000

Gold, Crude Oil Solid as DJIA Heads Towards 25,000 $GLD, $SLV, $USO, $DIA The DJIA hit new all-time highs Thursday breaking the psych mark at 24000 easily. The DJIA future contract for December delivery hit the highest mark at 24 ,039, in extension of uninterrupted Bull run which extended into a 6th day running. No […]

Bitcoin ‘Pauses to Refresh’ After Running Up 55% in November

Bitcoin ‘Pauses to Refresh’ After Running Up 55% in November

Bitcoin ‘Pauses to Refresh’ After Running Up 55% in November $BTCUSD$CME, $CBOE Bitcoin was last down around 6.72% at $9,69.1934 on the Luxembourg-based Bitstamp exchange, from a record high of $11,395 set Wednesday. Thursday, it went as low as $9,000. The latest profit taking pullback is a ‘Pause to Refresh’ after a 54.7% rise in […]

Cyber Monday Online Sales Spike 17% to Record Highs

Cyber Monday Online Sales Spike 17% to Record Highs

Cyber Monday Online Sales Spike 17% to Record Highs Cyber Monday is pacing to become the biggest-ever Internet shopping day in the United States as many more Americans shopping on their phones. Adobe Analytics, a leading collector of e-commerce data, said Cyber Monday is expected to generate $6.6-B in sales, up from $5.6-B a year […]

Gold and Crude Oil Outlook

Gold and Crude Oil Outlook

Gold and Crude Oil Outlook $GLD, $USO, $OIL Gold remains weak. The technical’s confirms a longer consolidation phase. 1sy upport lies at 1251 (08/08/2017 high). Key resistance now located at 1288. Long-term, the technical’s suggests that there is some growing upside momentum. A clear break of 1392  is necessary ton confirm, a major support can be […]

Gold and Crude Oil Outlook

Gold and Crude Oil Outlook

Gold and Crude Oil Outlook $GLD, $USO, $OIL Gold has posted good gains in Tuesday’s session. In North American trade, Gold’s spot price is 1275.19, down 0.53% on the day. On the release front JOLT Job Openings edged up to 6.09%, easily beating the estimate of 5.98-M. Later today, Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen will speak […]

Gold and the Fall of the US Dollar

Gold and the Fall of the US Dollar

Gold and the Fall of the US Dollar $OIL, $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $CNY China, Russia, and Saudi Arabia are aligning in response to trade sanctions and political discord from the West. Together, they may bring an end to the global supremacy of America and the USD, according to analyst Peter Reagan. China, Russia, and Saudi […]

Gold Vs Fed, What’s in Store for the Precious Yellow Metal

Gold Vs Fed, What’s in Store for the Precious Yellow Metal

Gold Vs Fed, What’s in Store for the Precious Yellow Metal $GLD Some analysts speculate that investors in equities might turn, and take profits now that the Fed plans to let up to $6-B of US Treasury debt and $4-T in MBS (mortgage back securities)to mature every month without reinvesting the proceeds. Those amounts will […]

Sentiment Indicators are Very Bullishness

Sentiment Indicators are Very Bullishness

Sentiment Indicators are Very Bullishness $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The recent economic reports have been overall positive, and better than expected. Many of those reports were sentiment oriented, reflecting optimism about the future of the economy. Markets responded to the notion of tax reform, with US stock markets providing a steady stream of all time […]

US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on a Positive Week

US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on a Positive Week

US Stocks Finished Flat to Unchanged on a Positive Week $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 eased a bit Friday, ending a 6-day run of record highs as the 1st monthly decliner in US NFPs in 7 years dampened sentiment and pharmacy shares fell on Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) competition concerns. The benchmark’s slight decline follow […]

Fed Must See Higher Prices Before Another Rate Hike

Fed Must See Higher Prices Before Another Rate Hike

Fed Must See Higher Prices Before Another Rate Hike $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Federal Reserve should wait until there are clear signs that American paychecks and prices are rising before raising interest rates again, a Fed bank president and FOMC voter, said Monday, warning that moving too fast would be a policy “misstep.” Chicago […]

High-Grade Iron Ore Will Continue to Rally

High-Grade Iron Ore Will Continue to Rally

High-Grade Iron Ore Will Continue to Rally China’s economy has been optimized in both growth and structure guided by the five development concepts of innovation, coordination, greening, opening up and inclusiveness, according to economists. The “Greening” part is driving high-grade Iron Ore prices and will continue to do so in the future. The rapidly increasing […]

US Market’s Finished Flat to Unchanged, Harvey the Focus

US Market’s Finished Flat to Unchanged, Harvey the Focus

US Market’s Finished Flat to Unchanged, Harvey the Focus $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The S&P 500 and DJIA finished flat to unchanged Monday, with energy and bank shares lower as Tropical Storm Harvey crippled the US energy hub in Texas. Harvey, the most powerful hurricane to strike the US state in more than 50 years […]

Gains in Big Tech Driving Stock Indexes to Record Highs

Gains in Big Tech Driving Stock Indexes to Record Highs

Gains in Big Tech Driving Stock Indexes to Record Highs $QQQ Gainers in big technology companies helped lift the market higher Monday once again into record territory. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index closed at an all-time high, as did the DJIA. The latest gain extended the Dow’s winning streak to 10 days running. Traders […]

What California’s Real Estate Slowdown Means For Home Prices

What California’s Real Estate Slowdown Means For Home Prices

What California’s Real Estate Slowdown Means For Home Prices 6 months of slipping sales suggest a economic slowdown in California, what does that mean for home prices? Home sales are down in California for the for the 6th month running, suggesting an impending slowdown even as prices have set new records. Despite strong closed escrow […]

California Growing Too Much Marijuana, Supply Stacks Up

California Growing Too Much Marijuana, Supply Stacks Up

California Growing Too Much Marijuana, Supply Stacks Up California’s marijuana growers are producing far more pot than is consumed in-state, and will be forced to reduce crops under new regulations that ban exports. Nevertheless, some marijuana growers are likely to stay in the black market and send marijuana to other states, activity that’s also illegal […]

US New Home Sales Rise in June, Prices Fall

US New Home Sales Rise in June, Prices Fall

US New Home Sales Rise in June, Prices Fall $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Sales of new homes rose slightly in June, hitting their highest level in 3 months, as demand for housing remained stiff, according to government data released Wednesday. But prices retreated from an all-time high and supplies rose, suggesting new construction could be […]

See WTI Crude Oil Price Falling to $30 bbl or Lower

See WTI Crude Oil Price Falling to $30 bbl or Lower

See WTI Crude Oil Price Falling to $30 bbl or Lower $USO, $OIL Experts, including me are warning that Crude Oil prices might continue to decline, and could revisit Y 2016 lows and then some. “Oil is in a downtrend and risks trending into the 30’s,” said a technical strategist at Bank of America Merrill […]

US Producer Prices Flat to Unchanged, Services Costs Rise

US Producer Prices Flat to Unchanged, Services Costs Rise

US Producer Prices Flat to Unchanged, Services Costs Rise US producer prices were flat to unchanged in May as energy costs recorded their biggest decliner in more than a year, suggesting a moderation in inflation after a rise at the start of the year. Inflation at the factory gate remains supported by sustained increases in […]

Value Stocks Lag Growth Stocks So Far this Year

Value Stocks Lag Growth Stocks So Far this Year

Value Stocks Lag Growth Stocks So Far this Year $FB, $AMZN, $AAPL, $NFLX, $GOOGL The Top 10 stocks, mostly in the tech industry, account for almost half the S&P 500’s gain of 7.7% YTD. In contrast, the S&P 500 Value Index has marks just a 2% gainer so far in Y 2017, trailing the‘Growth Index’ […]

Cobalt Frenzy: Prices Surge 150% As Tech Giants Battle For Supply

Cobalt Frenzy: Prices Surge 150% As Tech Giants Battle For Supply

Cobalt Frenzy: Prices Surge 150% As Tech Giants Battle For Supply This super-metal is the hottest commodity on the market right now—and it’s NOT lithium. Instead… It’s a metal that early investors are eyeing as a massive opportunity. Supply is already in deficit – and that’s before the anticipated 500 percent increase in demand. It’s […]

US Pending Home Sales Fell for 2nd Month Running

US Pending Home Sales Fell for 2nd Month Running

US Pending Home Sales Fell for 2nd Month Running $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Contracts to buy previously owned US homes fell for a 2nd month running in April one a supply squeeze, but the housing market recovery remains supported by a strong labor market. The National Association of Realtors(NAR) said Wednesday its Pending Home Sales […]

World War 3: Bullish on Gold (NYSEArca:GLD)

World War 3: Bullish on Gold (NYSEArca:GLD)

World War 3: Bullish on Gold (NYSEArca:GLD) $GLD, $SLW, In times of War or other upheaval, people turn to Gold (NYSEArca:GLD). When economies wobble and governments fall, Gold has always been seen as the best way to preserve wealth. The Y-Y change in the consumer price index has already risen from 0 to 2.5%. When […]

Bullish Gold: A Case Study for Gold’s Price Run to $2,500 oz

Bullish Gold: A Case Study for Gold’s Price Run to $2,500 oz

Bullish Gold: A Case Study for Gold’s Price Run to $2,500 oz $GLD, $GDX, $SLW, $EXCFF Those who read this column know that I have been Bullish Gold for several months after noting the end of the Bear cycle in the precious Yellow metal and new forces that will contribute to an even stronger advance […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: News of US missile strike on Syria Airbase has kept the Japanese stocks down Friday.PE Nikkei at 18588.87, -0.04% is trading low today, making a fresh 4-mo low to 18517. In case the index breaks and sustains below 18600, see […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: The FOMC Minutes Wednesday aided to losses in the US stocks. The unwinding of the $4.5-T balance sheet indicated in the minutes may lead to more rate hikes this year. Sharp rise seen in Shanghai Thursday while Nikkei seems […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary Again, all stocks are mixed and trading flat to unchanged. DJIA (20689.79), Shanghai, Nikkei and Nifty looks Bullish while DAX could face immediate resistance. Gold  and Silver are going nowhere as they keep trading in the narrow range of 1237-1263 and 17.94-18.50 […]

US Manufacturing Expansion Continues in March

US Manufacturing Expansion Continues in March

US Manufacturing Expansion Continues in March Activity in the US manufacturing sector continued to expand in March, as nearly every industry reported growth and none experienced a contraction, the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said Monday. The ISM purchasing managers index slipped 0.5% to 57.2 last month, just below the 57.7 percent seen in February, […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary Overall all stocks are mixed and trading flat to unchanged. DJIA, Shanghai, Nikkei and Nifty looks Bullish while DAX could face immediate resistance. Gold  and Silver are going nowhere as they keep trading in the narrow range of 1237-1263 and […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Overall stocks are mixed. DJIA, Shanghai, Nikkei and Nifty looks bullish while DAX could face immediate resistance in here.PE DJIA at 20663.22, -0.31% wants to rise from marks near 20400, and could inch up towards 21200 near term. There […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: None: PE DJIA at 20728.49, +0.33%) rose some Thursday and could re-test resistance at 21200 in the next week. Immediate Northside could be limited in here. DAX at 12256.43, +0.44% moved up in line with expectations, breaking above 12220, […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Concerns of monetary tightening continue to impact stocks negatively. PE Shanghai at 3216.73, -0.79% broke below 1st support on the daily candles. Important support below current marks would come near 3200 which is expected to hold medium term. The […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Signs of tightening liquidity is visible as the central bank of China refrained from injection short-term funds into the banking system. This could have led to a fall in stock prices Tuesday.PE Shanghai (3245.91, -0.22%) came off slightly yesterday […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Global stock market indices look Bullish near term except the DJIA, which could possible test some more levels on the Southside before pausing at Key support. PE DJIA at 20596.72, -0.29% could be set to break below the daily […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Almost all stock markets globally has bounced Thursday. Stable movement seen near term with more rising in coming sessions. PE DJIA at 20656.58, -0.02% holding above the channel support on the daily and if it continues to hold, see the […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: World’s major stock indices may test 1st support marks which may produce near term bounces. PE DJIA at 20661.30, -0.03% sees support on the daily candles near 20578, if holds, could see a move higher towards 21000 in the […]

US Existing Home Sales Fall 3.7% From January High

US Existing Home Sales Fall 3.7% From January High

US Existing Home Sales Fall 3.7% From January High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US home resales fell more than expected in February on a persistent shortage of houses on the market that is pushing up prices and sidelining prospective buyers. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) said Wednesday existing home sales declined 3.7% to a […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Just about all world indices have fallen and could continue to trade lower or remain sideways on the week. PE DJIA at 20668.01, -1.14% and DAX at 11962.13, -0.75% finished off from Monday’s marks. DJIA was turned back from Key resistance […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Most stock indices are in a consolidation mode and may continue for a while in here. Broad range-bound movement is possible in that frame. PE. DJIA at 20905.86, -0.04%, and DAX at 12052.90, -0.35% are almost stable without any […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Overall the stock market indices are stable in here, and could be quiet for a couple of sessions not much movement seen. PE DJIA at 20914.62, -0.10% paused/ranged within 21000-20800 for another couple of sessions before moving back towards […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Stock indices are mixed. DAX could see some rejection near current resistance marks; DJIA and Nikkei could remain stable. Shanghai and Nifty are trading strong and look Bullish in here. PE. DJIA at 20934.55, -0.07% is stuck within Key resistance […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Stocks bounced after the FOMC hiked rates by 25 bpts in line with market expectations. PE DJIA at 20950.10, +0.54% bounced from Key support near 20800 and could head towards 21000-21200 near term. DAX at 12009.87, +0.18% has also […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: DJIA and DAX look stable in here and could consolidate for some more sessions. Nikkei and Shanghai could come down near term while Nifty looks Bullish. PE DJIA at 20837.37, -0.21% could remain stable near current marks for another […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: The sweeping victory of BJP in the Indian  state election results Saturday was taken positively in the Indian Markets Monday. PE Nifty at 8934.55, +0.08% may open with a gap up today and could well break beyond the 9000 […]

Crude Oil (USO, OIL) Breaks Key Support, Heading ‘Due South”

Crude Oil (USO, OIL) Breaks Key Support, Heading ‘Due South”

Crude Oil (USO, OIL) Breaks Key Support, Heading ‘Due South” $USO, $OIL Crude Oil’s clear break through Key support at 50 bbl has set the options market On Fire. A record number of options contracts, the equivalent to more than 800-M bbl of Crude Oil changed hands Thursday, according to the exchange data. The tally includes […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: None. PE DJIA at 20858.19, +0.01% made an intra-day low to 20777, just above Key support 20750 and closed the session higher. Sideways consolidation is possible in the next few sessions with a possibility of seeing some more decline […]

Gold’s Price at 1-Month Low = More Pain for Mining Stocks

Gold’s Price at 1-Month Low = More Pain for Mining Stocks

Gold’s Price at 1-Month Low = More Pain for Mining Stocks $GLD, $ABX,  $NEM,  $AU, $GG,  $NCMGY, $GFI, $AEM, $GOLD After its worst week since November, Gold was drifting lower again Thursday with the metal coming under pressure from a stronger US and an interest rate hike likely ahead in the US, just the 3rd […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Equities are mixed in here: DJIA Shanghai and Nifty could trade lower near term while DAX and Nikkei look Bullish. PE DJIA at 20855.73, -0.33%) is in the correction phase and could possibly extend towards 20750-20700 levels before bouncing back […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $CORN, $WEAT, $SOYB Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture grains futures finished lower Wednesday with plentiful global stocks and expectations of a robust harvest casting a Bearish tone over the market. Wheat posted the biggest losses, falling below Key technical support points as forecasts for rain in the US Plains […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Equities are mixed, DJIA in a correction phase, DAX and Shanghai look Bullish near term. Nikkei could bounce from support, need price confirmation on Nifty for directional cue. PE Note: At 4:40a EDT Wednesday 8 March the major US stock market […]

TrumpCare, Making it Happen Now

TrumpCare, Making it Happen Now

TrumpCare, Making it Happen Now $JNJ, $MRK, $MCK US President Donald Trump jumped back into the debate over drug pricing Tuesday, sending pharmaceutical stocks down again with a Tweet promising to lower medicine costs for American people. In a tweet shortly before 9:00a New York time Trump said he’s working on a “new system where […]

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold & Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Markets feel quiet just now allowing some correction in the indices after the recent rally. PE DJIA at 20954.34, -0.24%, and Dax at 11958.40, -0.57%, closed a bit lower yesterday. DJIA may move towards 20750. DAX could test 11800 on […]

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