This Policy Stuff is Way Past its Expiration Date

This Policy Stuff is Way Past its Expiration Date






This Fed Policy Stuff is Way Past its Expiration Date $GLD, $SLV, $NUGT, $GDXJ, $GGGG As expected, the FOMC passed up another opportunity to raise their Fed Funds Rate this week.  With 2016 being an election year, and late September just a few weeks from the November election, how anyone could believe the Yellen Fed would […]






Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV, $CU Commentary: Investors rejoiced again Thursday as Fed they digested Wednesday’s FOMC minutes . Stocks rose across the board with DJIA adding 0.8% and S&P 500 + 07% and the NAS Comp + .05% extending the Risk Rally. Precious metals also gained […]






Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV, $CU Commentary: Investors rejoiced as Fed stood pat and left the office policy interest rate unchanged. Stocks rose across the board with DJIA and S&P 500 indices adding +0.9% and +1.09% respectively. Precious metals also gained on USD weakness. The benchmark COMEX Gold […]






Gold & Silver’s Run Forecasts a Coming Bust in Stock, Bonds, Credit Markets

Gold & Silver’s Run Forecasts a Coming Bust in Stock, Bonds, Credit Markets






Gold & Silver’s Run Forecasts a Coming Bust in Stock, Bonds, Credit Markets $GLS, $SLV, $UGLD, $GDX, $CEF, $PHYS In the coming years as investors are forced to seek safe-havens expect Gold to rise to record highs as asset bubbles burst in everything from stocks, bonds and credit. The precious Yellow metal is at the beginning […]






Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV, $CU Commentary: US stocks saw choppy trade again Tuesday, and it is likely we will see some volatility after the BOJ and the FOMC policy announcements Wednesday. PE FLASH: From the BOJ minutes “Quantitative and Qualitative Monetary Easing with Yield Curve Control” […]






Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV, $CU Commentary: Waiting for the BOJ and FOMC meets trade as we saw Monday was/is choppy. PE DJIA at 18120.17 declined slightly Monday on choppy trade ahead of the US Fed policy announcement Wednesday. Major support of 18000-17850 continues to hold strong, some […]






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $DAX, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Waiting for the BOJ and FOMC meets trade could be choppy. PE DJIA at 18123.8, -0.49% declined Friday and may remain choppy ahead of the FOMC meet Tuesday andWednesday. Major support of 18000-17850 is holding in here, but some Southside […]






Extreme Volatility and Market Breadth Seen in Coming Days

Extreme Volatility and Market Breadth Seen in Coming Days






Extreme Volatility and Market Breadth Seen in Coming Days $DIA, $GLD, $SLV There was some excitement Tuesday, as the Dow Jones was down 1.41% and the NYSE saw a day of extreme breadth.  But the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) recovered from its early week losses, and ended the week higher than last Friday’s close.  The […]






Australia Needs a Paris Plebiscite

Australia Needs a Paris Plebiscite






Australia Needs a Paris Plebiscite The Clexit Coalition has called on the Australian Government to conduct a plebiscite on whether Australia should withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty. The Clexit (ClimateExit) Coalition, comprising over 170 representatives from 25 countries, was launched in London last week. It aims to prevent ratification or local enforcement of the […]






Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV Commentary: Disappointing US retail sales and US factory output narrowed chances of a US Fed rate hike in September to 18%, thus boosting investor risk off sentiment in here. PE DJIA at 18212.48, +0.99% is holding above the Major support of […]






Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key US Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV Commentary: Again, Cash is the King now because stocks and bonds are overvalued. The higher chances of a rate hike this year and the proximity of the US election are hurting the markets in here. PE DJIA at 18034.46 is very […]






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV Commentary: Cash is King (cash is an asset) in here as stocks and bonds look overvalued to market participants. The higher chances of a rate hike this year and the proximity of the US Election are weighing on the markets. PE DJIA […]






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV Commentary: Risk aversion is the Key in here as the chances of further stimulus from the central banks dwindle and the rate hike possibility has been boosted by the comments of Fed Boston President. Money has been flowing out of every market. […]






Muni Bond Yields & Barron’s Confidence Index

Muni Bond Yields & Barron’s Confidence Index






Muni Bond Yields & Barron’s Confidence Index $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Finally, after two months the stock market saw a little excitement last Friday; the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) almost broke below 18,000 at the close. Two “policy makers” said FOMC “policy” isn’t market driven; that they may actually increase their Fed Funds Rate: twice […]






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV Commentary: After the poor US NFPs data, the weak ISM data in US has diminished even the last chances of any rate hike in September dead, increasing the risk appetite. PE DJIA at  18526.14, -11.98, but the sideways mode in the […]






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV Commentary: After the poor US NFPs data, the weak ISM data in US has shot even the last chances of any rate hike in the current month dead, increasing the risk appetite in the markets. PE DJIA at 18538.12, +0.25% saw a […]






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV Commentary: The markets trade quietly Thursday as some risk capital was taken off the table Wednesday, ahead of the US NFP employment data Friday. PE DJIA at 18400.88, -0.29% tested last week’s low around 18330, but remained in the range of […]






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV Commentary: All the markets may trade quietly Thursday as some risk capital was taken off the table Wednesday, and may continue Thursday before the US NFP employment data Friday. PE DJIA at 18400.88, -0.29% tested last week’s low around 18330, but […]






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV Commentary: The Japanese markets are seeing some Northside actionon the back of a weak Japanese Yen at 102.94 Vs USD along with the European markets, but the excitement may dry up by soon, waiting for the US NFPs employment data Friday. PE […]






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV Commentary: Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s speech and the comments from the Fed Vice Chairman have strengthened the possibility of a rate hike this year weakening the emerging markets after the market digested the percieved hawkish remarks it took a shot at […]






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $DAX, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV Commentary: The trend for many markets could be determined Friday after the US Fed’s Janet Yellen speech in the Jackson Hole Summit Friday after EDT. DJIA at 18448.41, -0.18%) traded Thursday with a range of 0.3%, but might see a […]






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key World Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $DAX, $OIL, $USO, $GLD, $SLV Commentary: The Chinese market is at a major inflection point (point of a curve at which a change in the direction of the trend occurs), but all the other markets are trendless in here, waiting for the US Fed Chairwoman […]






Key World Stock Markets Briefing

Key World Stock Markets Briefing






Key World Stock Markets Briefing DJIA at 18597.70, +0.13% saw a quiet low volume session with no significant movement. This stalling at the higher levels must be resolved above 18700 by the Bulls very soon, otherwise the risk of seeing a retest of 18250-18000 increases daily. DAX at 10603.03, +0.62% bounced from support at 10500-450, […]






Key World Stock Markets Briefing

Key World Stock Markets Briefing






Key World Stock Markets Briefing $DIA, $DAX, $GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Stagnant retail sales data in US has reduced the expectations of a rate hike by the US Fed this year, keeping the risk appetite high. DJIA at 18636.05, +0.32% has managed in the last 3 wks  just +0.3%. If a run to to 18900-19000 […]






Experts See Gold Rally Extending

Experts See Gold Rally Extending






Experts See Gold Rally Extending $GLD, $SLV Gold has rallied strongly YTD with recent world events pushing it higher as anxious investors seek its safety and preservation of wealth and buying power. From Britain’s sudden exit from the EU, to the most contentious Presidential election seasons in US history, to ISIS terrorist attacks, the only […]






Key World Stock Markets Briefing

Key World Stock Markets Briefing






Key World Stock Markets Briefing $DIA, $DAX, $GLD, $SLV, $USO, $OIL Disappointment over the central banks’ actions in the last week resulted in the markets’ risk off stance and a certain amount of selloff. The search for a new trigger is on but nothing significant is seen just now. DJIA at 18313.77, -0.49% is seeing […]






Gold Getting Boost from Japan Spend/Lend Stimulus

Gold Getting Boost from Japan Spend/Lend Stimulus






Gold Getting Boost from Japan Spend/Lend Stimulus $GLD, $SLV, $ABX, $KGC “Gold is getting another boost, this time from Japan PM Shinzo Abe” Gold prices are headed for the longest rally in more than 6 weeks after Japan’s cabinet Tuesday approved a spending/lending stimulus package, including JPY4.6-T in outlays this year. The USD also weakened, […]






Silver, the “Devil’s” Metal Shining Brightly

Silver, the “Devil’s” Metal Shining Brightly






Silver, the “Devil’s” Metal Shining Brightly $SLV, $GLD Silver and Gold are both money and a commodity, and during times of market uncertainty, like we have been seeing since the beginning of this year risk off investors first rush to Gold as a hedge against the value of their fiat (paper) currency. And also since Gold is […]






Japanese Buying Physical Gold, Storing it in Switzerland

Japanese Buying Physical Gold, Storing it in Switzerland






Japanese Buying Physical Gold, Storing it in Switzerland Japanese investors are buying Bullion and storing it in Switzerland because of negative interest rates and fears JPY will depreciate as the government grapples with the heaviest public debt burden in the developed world, according reports. The number of buyers jumped 62% in 1-H of Y 2016 […]






Barron’s Gold Mining Index (BGMI): A 96 Year Study

Barron’s Gold Mining Index (BGMI): A 96 Year Study






Barron’s Gold Mining Index (BGMI): A 96 Year Study $GLD, $SLV What does “real money” mean to you? To many of my readers, I suspect real money would be gold and silver coinage backing the paper money in circulation. But to politicians and economists, it means something completely different: “A billion here, a billion there, and […]






No Growth in Global Economy, Cash is King, Gold Shines

No Growth in Global Economy, Cash is King, Gold Shines






No Growth in Global Economy, Cash is King, Gold Shines $GLD, $SLV Looking at the global economy today we see several worrying developments. Currency devaluations and negative interest rate policies, + slow-to-no economic growth in both developed and developing economies. Experienced investors are trying to make “heads or tails” of today’s financial markets. The Big […]






Global Stock Markets “Bouncing” Off Of Hefty Losses

Global Stock Markets “Bouncing” Off Of Hefty Losses






Global Stock Markets “Bouncing” Off Of Hefty Losses $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD, $SLV Wednesday, Global stock markets continued to recover after last week’s losses and the USD was down 0.5% Vs a basket of peer currencies. Gold rose Wednesday on the USD’s retreat and investor appetite for safe assets remained strong because of longer-term […]






The Fed Policy Makers are Fighting for Their Lives

The Fed Policy Makers are Fighting for Their Lives






The Fed Policy Makers are Fighting for Their Lives Something interesting happened the Friday (Quad Witching) before Brexit; trading volume exploded on a decline in the Dow Jones.  In the BEV chart below I inserted the daily trading volume (mils) for the Dow Jones instead of the usual BEV values to highlight what happened. It […]






Shayne Heffernan Silver Report

Shayne Heffernan Silver Report






Shayne Heffernan Silver Report Silver closed down -0.085 at 17.340. Volume was 8,900% above average (trending) and Bollinger Bands were 12% wider than normal. Open High Low Close Volume___ 17.424 17.486 17.180 17.340 12,795 Technical Outlook Short Term: Overbought Intermediate Term: Bullish Long Term: Bullish Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period Close: 16.75 16.69 15.28 Volatility: […]






Shayne Heffernan Silver Report

Shayne Heffernan Silver Report






Shayne Heffernan Silver Report PREC.M.XAG= closed up 0.030 at 17.310. Volume was 8,900% above average (trending) and Bollinger Bands were 5% wider than normal. Open High Low Close Volume___ 17.267 17.369 17.120 17.310 11,914 Technical Outlook Short Term: Overbought Intermediate Term: Bearish Long Term: Bullish Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period 200-period Close: 16.47 16.60 15.25 Volatility: […]






Shayne Heffernan Silver Report

Shayne Heffernan Silver Report






Shayne Heffernan Silver Report Silver looks close to a turn so we are once again building our long term position at HEFFX. PREC.M.XAG= closed down -0.050 at 16.250. Volume was 8,900% above average (trending) and Bollinger Bands were 14% wider than normal. Open High Low Close Volume___ 16.301 16.362 16.120 16.250 14,137 Technical Outlook Short […]






Bull Exhausted, Will Soon Lay Down, Savvy Money Turns to Gold

Bull Exhausted, Will Soon Lay Down, Savvy Money Turns to Gold






Bull Exhausted, Will Soon Lay Down, Savvy Money Turns to Gold $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $GLD, $VXX Stan Druckenmiller, the billionaire investor with one of the best long-term track records in money management, says the Bull market has “exhausted itself” and that Gold is his largest currency allocation. Mr. Druckenmiller, speaking at the Sohn Investment Conference […]






Bottega Veneta Home Collection Debuted in Milan

Bottega Veneta Home Collection Debuted in Milan






Bottega Veneta Home Collection Debuts in Milan The new Bottega Veneta Home Collection was unveiled in Milan during the Salone del Mobile. last weekend. Salone del Mobile the largest furniture fair in the world. The collection amalgamates texture, functionality and design to reveal sophistication and fine art in its highest order. Timeless is this new […]






The Silver Report

The Silver Report






Shayne Heffernan takes a look at Silver trading this week PREC.M.XAG= closed down -0.007 at 16.991. Volume was 8,900% above average (trending) and Bollinger Bands were 136% wider than normal. Open High Low Close Volume___ 16.931 17.007 16.890 16.991 535 Technical Outlook Short Term: Neutral Intermediate Term: Bullish Long Term: Bullish Moving Averages: 10-period 50-period […]






Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for Gold (GLD)

Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for Gold (GLD)






Wednesday’s Technical Outlook for Gold (GLD) $GLD Gold (NYSEarca:GLD) benefited from Buck’s softnessTuesday, with spot rallying up to 1,256.61 oz, and ending above the 1,250 mark. The precious Yellow metal gained despite the ongoing risk appetite, it ran on USD weakness, and on Silver’s strength. On the daily The technical indicators recovered from their mid-lines […]