Not Being Invested in Low Volatility Market ‘Can Be Costly’

Not Being Invested in Low Volatility Market ‘Can Be Costly’






Not Being Invested in Low Volatility Market ‘Can Be Costly’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Goldman Sachs in a Note to clients: “Not being invested in a low volatility market “can be costly””. Many market strategists worry the low levels of volatility reflect market complacency, but Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) equity strategist explained that the low volatility […]






The World Markets are Not Afraid of Anything NKorea Does

The World Markets are Not Afraid of Anything NKorea Does






The World Markets are Not Afraid of Anything NKorea Does  If North Korea’s multiple missile launches are worrying anyone, it does not seem to be investors in Asian stocks. Even though the Kim Jong Un regime carried out its ninth ballistic missile test early Monday morning, with the projectile landing 200 miles off the coast […]






DJIA Saw Resistance, Traded to the Bottom of Trading Range

DJIA Saw Resistance, Traded to the Bottom of Trading Range






DJIA Saw Resistance, Traded to the Bottom of Trading Range $DJIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The DJIA traded down 372.82 pts, Treasuries rallied the most since Brexit and volatility spiked up, as the indexes back off of all time highs profit taking. Many pundits are declaring political aspects to this pullback, however, I have been expecting it […]






Crude Oil Prices Falling, Traders Worry About Global Supply Glut

Crude Oil Prices Falling, Traders Worry About Global Supply Glut






Crude Oil Prices Falling, Traders Worry About Global Supply Glut $USO, $OIL, $BHI Crude Oil prices fell Monday in part by renewed concerns about the global supply glut after a meeting of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) producers failed to impress traders and investors. May WTI Crude Oil fell 0.44, or 0.9%, to […]






The “Trump Trade” is Still in the Market

The “Trump Trade” is Still in the Market






The “Trump Trade” is Still in the Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX It has been difficult for analysts to differentiate “Trump Rally Trades” from those stemming from reflation, and solid global economic indicators that suggest some basis for bond yields and stock values above the lows of Y 2016. The USD, sometimes a bellwether for […]






Wall Street Finally Saw the Expected “Dip” in The Trump Rally

Wall Street Finally Saw the Expected “Dip” in The Trump Rally






Wall Street Finally Saw the Expected “Dip” in The Trump Rally $DIA,  $SPY,  $QQQ,  $VXX Wall Street dipped Tuesday as investors took some profits after the record Trump Rally run, and maybe some nervousness ahead of the Key healthcare vote Thursday The S&P 500 and DJIA put in their worst 1-day performances since before Donald […]






Investors Tune Out “Noise” Focus on Economic Growth

Investors Tune Out “Noise” Focus on Economic Growth






Investors Tune Out “Noise” Focus on Economic Growth $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX So far during The Trump Era, the global markets are showing a low level of volatility, that despite the chaos and uncertainty that analysts warned his Presidential win would bring. Notably, the global economy’s growth is at its most steady and predictable for […]






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 […]






The Volatility (VIX) Index and What it Means to Investors

The Volatility (VIX) Index and What it Means to Investors






The Volatility (VIX) Index and What it Means to Investors $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX, $GLD The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) usually moves opposite to the stock market, meaning when stocks are up, the VIX is down, and vice versa. But lately, even though the S&P 500 is on the rise, the VIX […]






Stanley Druckenmiller Changed His Mind About Gold

Stanley Druckenmiller Changed His Mind About Gold






Stanley Druckenmiller Changed His Mind About Gold $GLD, $DIA After the US Presidential election, billionaire hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller made headlines by announcing that he had sold all of his Gold on 8 November. Yes, sold all of his Gold on Donald Trump’s election as President. He said that the way he saw the […]






Major US Investment Banks Prepared for Election Volatility

Major US Investment Banks Prepared for Election Volatility






Major US Investment Banks Prepared for Election Volatility $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The major US investment banks, including Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), JPMorgan Chase & Co.(NYSE:JPM) and Goldman Sachs Group Inc.(NYSE:GS), are bracing for potential confusion and disorder on financial markets in the wake of Tuesday’s US Presidential election. Bank preparations ahead of the US election […]






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: Only Shanghai is trading in the Green amongst the other indices and looks to rise near term. But majorly other indices look Bearish with supports just a few sessions away from current levels. There could be an increase in […]






Key US Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing

Key US Stock Indexes, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing






Key DJIA, Crude, Gold and Silver Markets Briefing $DIA, $DAX, $GLD, $SLV, $OIL, $USO, $CU Commentary: Almost all stocks are now trading in the Red. We may have seek confirmation of a break below interim supports Wednesday to become Bearish near term.  the Fed ended its 2-day meeting Wednesday, the rate remained the same as […]






The British ‘Bookies’ are seeing the Brexit Phenomenon

The British ‘Bookies’ are seeing the Brexit Phenomenon






The British ‘Bookies’ are seeing the Brexit Phenomenon The pattern of bets in the US Presidential Election looks similar to what happened before Britain voted to leave the EU. Donald Trump’s odds are currently 5/2 and Hillary Clinton’s odds are 2/5, according to a compilation of various gambling sites done by Oddschecker.com. That means a […]






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: Globally stocks shows some weakness near term. PE DJIA at 18199.33, +0.17% looks for a correction towards 18000 in the coming sessions. A clear break above 18200-18300, if seen would be surprising in here, and could signal medium term […]






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: News has brought in some volatility in the stock indices.  Mariano Rajoy, Prime Minister of Spain is set to form a new government, after the main opposition party, the Socialists, voted Sunday not to block his re-election, ending the 10-month […]






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 […]






Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Heffx Trading Outlook

Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Heffx Trading Outlook






Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) Heffx Trading Outlook Overall, the bias in prices is: Upwards. Short term: Prices are stalling. Intermediate term: Prices are trending. Note: this chart shows extraordinary price action to the upside. The projected upper bound is: 59.59. The projected lower bound is: 55.58. The projected closing price is: 57.59. Candlesticks A black body occurred […]






The $50-B Gold Industry Deal Spree Is Extending

The $50-B Gold Industry Deal Spree Is Extending






The $50-B Gold Industry Deal Spree Is Extending $GLD, $ABX, $NEM The $50-B Gold industry deal spree is extending into its 3rd year, even as the rising bullion price makes sealing transactions and valuing mines more difficult. Gold has regained its “shine” as investors seek havens from volatile markets and weak interest rates. While 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 […]






Bitcoin ‘Mining” Outlook Uncertain

Bitcoin ‘Mining” Outlook Uncertain






Bitcoin ‘Mining” Outlook Uncertain Simpley put, all Bitcoin transactions are recorded on a blockchain, a public, decentralized, permissionless ledger. The transactions are recorded in bundles, called “blocks,” by “miners” who receive a small reward in kind for mining. The process creates new Bitcoins. Miners currently earn 25 Bitcoins per block that is 16.175. The beginning […]






Managed Money Cautious, Capital Preservation Key

Managed Money Cautious, Capital Preservation Key






Managed Money Cautious, Capital Preservation Key $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The “new normal” led to the “new neutral” led to ‘insecure stability”. The world has entering a phase of rising risks as the effect of central-bank stimulus policies diminishes. “You can think of it as insecure stability,” Richard Clarida, Pimco’s global strategic adviser, said in […]






The Economic Benefits of Wall Street

The Economic Benefits of Wall Street






The Economic Benefits of Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Big Q: Have you ever seen movie that lauds the economic benefits of Wall Street? Note: Wall Street is the financial capital of the world in the world’s #1 economy. And yet people in Hollywood, and politics, for example socialist Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, […]






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 […]