Fed May Follow BOJ and Buy Stock in Move Toward Socialism

Fed May Follow BOJ and Buy Stock in Move Toward Socialism






Fed May Follow BOJ and Buy Stock in Move Toward Socialism $GLD, $SLV People are worried there is a real possibility of the US Fed will follow in the Bank of Japan’s lead and begin buying stocks. “My biggest concern is government ownership of stocks. Stocks are companies, is that not government ownership of companies? […]






Key Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key Stock, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $DAX, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Worldwide stock markets are overall mixed. DJIA, Shanghai and Nikkei could move up near term. Nifty could be set up to fall. DAX trying to move up but is unable to hold at higher levels now on the Deutsche […]






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: Stocks were overall mixed Wednesday; DJIA, Shanghai and Nikkei may move up in the near term. Nifty is not so sure about the direction just now but could be vulnerable to a fall. DAX is trying to move up […]






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: Seeing stocks headed for a pullback or correction before seeing a new rise medium term. PE Note: The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX) 14.49, +2.20, as investors sought some portfolio insurance ahead of some Key macro events this week. DJIA at […]






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: Seeing stocks headed for a pullback or correction before seeing a new rise medium term. PE DJIA at 18261.45, -0.71% was rejected at the channel resistance near 18400, if that holds, see a re-test of support near 18000-17900 in […]






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 […]






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 […]






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: Most of the markets waited for the ECB meet Thursday, where President Draghi was expected to extend the asset buying stimulus further, they were disappointed, as he did not come right out with it. But, from the tone, I understood […]






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, […]






Gold Strong on US Fed Uncertainty and BOJ’s Stimulation

Gold Strong on US Fed Uncertainty and BOJ’s Stimulation






Gold Strong on US Fed Uncertainty and BOJ’s Stimulation $GLD, $SLV After Wednesday’s FOMC statement Gold fell on mildly Hawkish notes of the statement. Then, as the markets digested the Fed’s characteristically non-committal comments that gave no indication as to the potential timing of a future rate hike, the precious Yellow metal surged on the […]






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 […]






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 […]