United States Oil (USO) – Donald Trump is trying to drive up the price of oil

United States Oil (USO) – Donald Trump is trying to drive up the price of oil

United States Oil (USO) – Donald Trump is trying to drive up the price of oil For more than three decades, U.S. presidents proclaimed cheap fuel as an almost God-given right for American motorists and homeowners, shaping the country’s foreign policy in pursuit of lower prices. As president, Trump didn’t just back cheap crude, he […]

Gold ETF Assets Saw Their Largest ever Quarterly Gainer in Q-1 Y 2020

Gold ETF Assets Saw Their Largest ever Quarterly Gainer in Q-1 Y 2020

$GLD $XAU Gold-backed ETFs and similar products account for a significant part of the gold market, with institutional and individual investors using them to implement many of their investment strategies. Flows in ETFs highlight short-term and long-term opinions and desires to holding gold. The data tracks gold held in physical form by open-ended ETFs and […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) one of the safe havens during this pandemic and beyond

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) one of the safe havens during this pandemic and beyond

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) one of the safe havens during this pandemic and beyond Gold markets have been relatively quiet during the trading session on Wednesday after peeking through the $1700 level on Tuesday. By given back gains the way the market has, it ended up forming the shooting star during the Tuesday session which in […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) continues to move higher as markets are optimistic that coronavirus will be contained

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) continues to move higher as markets are optimistic that coronavirus will be contained

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) continues to move higher as markets are optimistic that coronavirus will be contained Silver Holds Above $15.00 As Markets Believe That Virus Containment Measures Are Working Silver continues its upside move after it breached the 20 EMA level several days ago. Equity markets remain optimistic which also helps precious metals in […]

Gold, “Buying at these marks is attractive to investors”

Gold, “Buying at these marks is attractive to investors”

$XAU $GLD Gold prices in Asia are trading lower Wednesday morning despite continuing economic uncertainty. The precious Yellow metal continued its losses from the previous session as gold futures were down 0.22% to 1,680 by 9:33 PM ET (2:33 AM GMT). Gold prices tend to move in the opposite direction from stocks, but the 2 moved in the same direction for the 2nd day running. Asian stock markets opened mixed Wednesday with some […]

United States Oil (USO) state senators to talk crude markets with Saudi officials Saturday -source

United States Oil (USO) state senators to talk crude markets with Saudi officials Saturday -source

United States Oil (USO) state senators to talk crude markets with Saudi officials Saturday -source Republican U.S. senators who have introduced a bill that would remove U.S. defense systems and troops in Saudi Arabia unless it cuts oil output will hold a call with the kingdom’s officials on Saturday, a source familiar with the planning […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Markets Pressing Major Resistance

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Markets Pressing Major Resistance

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Markets Pressing Major Resistance Silver markets have rallied a bit during the trading session on Monday, reaching towards the $15 level. Keep in mind that silver is not only a precious metal, but it is also an industrial one. That being the case, it makes sense that as the silver […]

Analysts forecast the Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) to hit $1900 an ounce in weeks

Analysts forecast the Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) to hit $1900 an ounce in weeks

Analysts forecast the Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) to hit $1900 an ounce in weeks Gold futures rallied for the fifth consecutive day, surging above $1,700 an ounce to the highest since 2012, underpinned by ample liquidity in the wake of massive economic stimulus packages initiated worldwide to contain coronavirus epidemic as precious metals analysts forecast […]

Gold’s Rally Tightens the Physical Market

Gold’s Rally Tightens the Physical Market

$XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $PLAT $USD $JPY $MTA Gold prices spiked up Monday, extending a 3-session rally Monday gold futures for delivery on the COMEX exchange were up nearly 3% or +47.60 at 1693.30 just shy of the intra-day high at 1695.90. That was the highest mark in 2 wks, in a rally driven by […]

United States Oil (USO) Prices Rally as Saudi-Russian Deal “Very, Very Close”

United States Oil (USO) Prices Rally as Saudi-Russian Deal “Very, Very Close”

United States Oil (USO) Prices Rally as Saudi-Russian Deal “Very, Very Close” Oil prices rallied in Asia on Tuesday from a dramatic 8%-fall in their last session. International Brent Oil Futures rose 2.43% to $34.11 by 9:52 PM ET (2:52 AM GMT) and U.S. Crude Oil WTI Futures jumped 4.1% to $27.15. Russian Direct Investment […]

Ethereum: USD/ETH (ETH=) price is now trading in a strong uptrend above $158

Ethereum: USD/ETH (ETH=) price is now trading in a strong uptrend above $158

Ethereum: USD/ETH (ETH=) price is now trading in a strong uptrend above $158 After forming a support base above the $130 level, Ethereum price started a fresh increase against the US Dollar. ETH price broke the key $150 resistance to move into a positive zone. There was a close above the $158 level and the […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Gains Ground Despite Stronger U.S. Dollar As Optimism Is Widespread

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Gains Ground Despite Stronger U.S. Dollar As Optimism Is Widespread

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Gains Ground Despite Stronger U.S. Dollar As Optimism Is Widespread Despite the continued strength of the U.S. dollar, silver is trying to get through the major resistance near the 20 EMA in the $14.50 – $14.70 area. The U.S. Dollar Index continues its upside move and is currently trying […]

United States Oil (USO) jittery as Saudi Arabia-Russia talks delayed

United States Oil (USO) jittery as Saudi Arabia-Russia talks delayed

United States Oil (USO) jittery as Saudi Arabia-Russia talks delayed Global oil prices remain on edge after Saudi Arabia and Russia postponed a meeting about a deal to cut output as the virus pandemic hits demand. The two countries have been locked in an oil price war for the last month. Traders are concerned that, […]

Gold Bugs Welcome 2020

Gold Bugs Welcome 2020

$XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $USD Welcome to Y 2020. As the COVID-19 coronavirus brings economies around the world to a standstill, gold is rivaling Treasuries and the Buck as the best-performing major asset so far this year. The precious Yellow metal proved its safe-haven status with a 6% rally as nearly $16-T was wiped off […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) could face additional selling pressure if employment data sours sentiment

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) could face additional selling pressure if employment data sours sentiment

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) could face additional selling pressure if employment data sours sentiment Gold prices could suffer after the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s emergency meeting on March 15 are released. That day, Chairman Jerome Powell announced that the central bank cut itstarget range for its benchmark Fed Funds interest rate to 0.00-0.25 percent. […]

Mexico’s Recent Mine Shutdown Will Limit Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Supply

Mexico’s Recent Mine Shutdown Will Limit Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Supply

Mexico’s Recent Mine Shutdown Will Limit Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Supply Yesterday’s strength has turned into a test of a key resistance level near the 20 EMA at $14.60. At this point, the attempt to breach the resistance was unsuccessful, but silver may make an attempt to get through the key resistance level in the […]

Tariffs on Oil Imports to Protect US Energy Workers, President Trump says, “I couldn’t care less about OPEC”

Tariffs on Oil Imports to Protect US Energy Workers, President Trump says, “I couldn’t care less about OPEC”

$USO Saturday, President Trump said he would impose tariffs on crude imports if he has to “protect” US energy workers from the Crude Oil price dive that has been exacerbated by a war between Russia and Saudi Arabia over market share. “If I have to do tariffs on oil coming from outside or if I […]

Crude Oil Responds to President Trump’s Efforts to Stabilize the World Market

Crude Oil Responds to President Trump’s Efforts to Stabilize the World Market

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USO $OIL $VXX Friday afternoon, President Trump met with Big Oil company executives at the White House to discuss this Oil price decline threatening their businesses, brought on by the coronavirus outbreak and a Saudi-Russia price war. “We will work this out and we will get our energy business back,” President Trump […]

United States Oil (USO) falls on scepticism over Trump’s Saudi-Russia output deal

United States Oil (USO) falls on scepticism over Trump’s Saudi-Russia output deal

United States Oil (USO) falls on scepticism over Trump’s Saudi-Russia output deal Oil prices fell on Friday, coming off their biggest one-day gains in the previous session, after US President Donald Trump said he had brokered a deal between Saudi Arabia and Russia to cut output, but made no offer to reduce US production. Brent […]

Gold, the Safe-haven Investment Alternative

Gold, the Safe-haven Investment Alternative

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $GLD $XAU $USD Gold Dealers Report Big Shortages of Small Bars and Coins Gold has been and is the traditional safe-haven of choice for investors looking to protect themselves against stock market dives. When Bear markets come on, gold often performs very well. Gold is off a bit this Spring, […]

Covid-19 hits Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) to a ten-year-plus low

Covid-19 hits Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) to a ten-year-plus low

Covid-19 hits Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) to a ten-year-plus low The coronavirus pandemic has hit silver to a ten-year-plus low, according to the Refinitiv GFMS annual Silver Market Review 2019, which includes provisional supply and demand estimates for 2020. After rising to a five-month high by late February, the silver price experienced a […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Markets Gap And Go On Thursday

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Markets Gap And Go On Thursday

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Markets Gap And Go On Thursday Gold markets gapped to open up the session on Thursday and then shot straight up in the air. We reached towards the top of the bearish candle from Tuesday, but then pulled back slightly midday. Ultimately, this is a market that is probably being used for […]

United States Oil (USO) Surges on China Stockpiling

United States Oil (USO) Surges on China Stockpiling

United States Oil (USO) Surges on China Stockpiling U.S. equity futures rose with European stocks on Thursday as investors braced for the latest unemployment data from the world’s biggest economy. Oil surged after China unveiled plans to boost its reserves. Contracts on the main U.S. equity benchmarks all climbed following steep losses for the underlying […]

Gold is the ‘Go To’ Asset in Times of Crisis

Gold is the ‘Go To’ Asset in Times of Crisis

$XAU $GLD Gold Dealers Report Big Shortages of Bars and Coins Most in Demand, as People Want to Buy Gold. Gold is seeking a steady mark for its next move North, as President Trump’s warning of a “very painful” time for the United States from the coronavirus and a fresh selloff on Wall Street sent […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) looking very much like a market that is ready to rollover

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) looking very much like a market that is ready to rollover

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) looking very much like a market that is ready to rollover Silver markets have been drifting a bit lower over the last couple of days, as we said above the $14.00 level. If we can break down below that level, then it’s likely that we go much lower, perhaps down […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) gains as virus-led economic concerns boost safety buying

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) gains as virus-led economic concerns boost safety buying

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) gains as virus-led economic concerns boost safety buying Gold prices firmed on Wednesday as investors sought safe-haven assets after sombre U.S. economic data exacerbated fears of an economic downturn amid increasing global restrictions and lockdowns to combat the coronavirus pandemic. Spot gold was up 0.9% at $1,585.08 an ounce by 11:02 […]

Gold Price Futures Technicals: Support and Resistance

Gold Price Futures Technicals: Support and Resistance

$GC $XAU $GLD Just in: Gold rose more than 1% Wednesday as fears over a worsening coronavirus pandemic triggered a flight to safety, with expectations of further monetary easing by central banks adding support. Spot gold was up 1.4% at 1,592.83 per ounce by 0730 GMT, having slumped 3.1% in the prior session on a […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) on track for a sixth straight quarterly rise

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) on track for a sixth straight quarterly rise

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) on track for a sixth straight quarterly rise Gold prices dipped over 2% to their lowest in a week on Tuesday as the dollar firmed, but the metal was on track for a sixth straight quarterly rise on concerns of global economic damage due to the coronavirus pandemic. Spot gold fell 0.8% […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) showing signs of exhaustion

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) showing signs of exhaustion

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) showing signs of exhaustion Silver markets did very little during the trading session to dissuade the sellers as we have been struggling to find direction. The market has recently pull back from the $15.00 level and it looks very likely that we are going to continue to see more bearish […]

United States Oil (USO) – Trump, Putin agree to talks on energy market stabilization

United States Oil (USO) – Trump, Putin agree to talks on energy market stabilization

United States Oil (USO) – Trump, Putin agree to talks on energy market stabilization Oil prices firmed on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin agreed to talks aimed at stabilizing energy markets, with benchmarks climbing off 18-year lows hit as the coronavirus outbreak cut fuel demand worldwide. Brent crude was up by 61 cents, […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) continue to form a bullish pendant pattern

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) continue to form a bullish pendant pattern

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) continue to form a bullish pendant pattern Gold prices moved lower for a second consecutive trading session and continue to form a bullish pendant pattern which is a consolidation pattern that eventually refreshes higher. This follows a large surge in prices last week.  Riskier assets traction on Monday recapturing the losses […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Key Support Level Is Tested While U.S. Dollar Rebounds

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Key Support Level Is Tested While U.S. Dollar Rebounds

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Key Support Level Is Tested While U.S. Dollar Rebounds U.S. dollar is finally rebounding against the broad basket of currencies following days of downside, and this rebound is putting pressure on silver. The U.S. Dollar Index, which has recently been close to the 104 level, has almost reached 98 […]

US Stocks Up, Crude Oil Down

US Stocks Up, Crude Oil Down

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $OIL $USO $VXX DJIA Jumps 700 as Crude Oil Falls Below $20 to 18-Yr Lows US stocks rose Monday as investors look for shares that have become cheap and can withstand the impact to the economy from efforts to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The S&P healthcare sector jumped 4.67% on the […]

United States Oil (USO) hits 18-year low as lockdowns diminish demand

United States Oil (USO) hits 18-year low as lockdowns diminish demand

United States Oil (USO) hits 18-year low as lockdowns diminish demand Crude oil fell sharply on Monday, with U.S. crude briefly dropping below $20 and Brent hitting its lowest level in 18 years, on heightened fears that the global coronavirus shutdown could last months and demand for fuel could evaporate further. Brent crude, the international […]

Gold: Conditions Setting Up for the Price to 2X

Gold: Conditions Setting Up for the Price to 2X

$XAU $GLD $USD Volatile stock markets and the outbreak of the coronavirus helped drive holdings in gold-backed ETFs to record highs in Y 2020. The buying is a clear indication of the prominent role of gold ETFs in investors’ portfolios, especially during periods of uncertainty and panic. Gold-backed ETFs saw $4.9-B of inflows in February, […]

Understanding the Impact of the Crude Oil Price War on the Middle East

Understanding the Impact of the Crude Oil Price War on the Middle East

$OIL $USO $USG $USD Here is closer look at the ripple effects of plunging oil prices and a weak demand for the commodity, as well as predictions on how the industry will cope in the near- to long-term The Crude Oil markets have suffered from the 2X shock of the viral pandemic and politics, and […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Expected to Edge Up

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Expected to Edge Up

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Expected to Edge Up Gold prices edged up on Monday as the U.S dollar hovered near a two-week low touched in the previous session, while coronavirus lockdowns tightened across the world and stoked fears of economic damage, lifting demand for safe-haven bullion Spot gold was up 0.3% at $1,621.85 per ounce, as […]

Sentiment is a Volatile Motivator

Sentiment is a Volatile Motivator

$VXX $USD $GBP $EUR $XAU $GLD Keeping tabs on the overall market correlation across assets on the risk or safe haven side was my focus at the weekend. Even though things eased last week with over $5-T in sidelined cash coming back in just 4 days, circumstances might see it snap back into the Bear’s […]

United States Oil (USO) – Ten Signs the Oil Industry is Bent Out of Shape

United States Oil (USO) – Ten Signs the Oil Industry is Bent Out of Shape

United States Oil (USO) – Ten Signs the Oil Industry is Bent Out of Shape The oil industry has been hit by a simultaneous demand and supply shock in March as the coronavirus pandemic cuts fuel consumption and top producer Saudi Arabia raises output to full capacity to fight a price war with rivals. International […]

“My work shows that the ‘machine’ selling over the past 4 wks to Monday has peaked”

“My work shows that the ‘machine’ selling over the past 4 wks to Monday has peaked”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $BLK $CS $JPM Stocks extended their rally after the Senate and Fed took unprecedented measures to protect the US economy from the coronavirus shock, with Black Rock (NYSE:BLK), Credit Swiss (NYSE:CS) and other big Wall Street banks said Thursday night that the major US stock market indexes marked at an inflection […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Higher as Buyers Bet on More Stimulus after Dismal Job Loss Report

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Higher as Buyers Bet on More Stimulus after Dismal Job Loss Report

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Higher as Buyers Bet on More Stimulus after Dismal Job Loss Report Gold futures are trading higher late in the session on Thursday after a record surge in U.S. jobless claims weakened the U.S. Dollar and drove up the odds of further government stimulus to combat the devastating effects of the […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Markets Show Hesitation

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Markets Show Hesitation

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Markets Show Hesitation Silver markets went back and forth during the trading session on Thursday, as we continue to bounce around just below the $15.00 level. At this point, the market is likely to see a lot of noise in this area, because it is such an important figure from […]

United States Oil (USO) Losses capped as U.S. Senate passes $2 trln stimulus

United States Oil (USO) Losses capped as U.S. Senate passes $2 trln stimulus

United States Oil (USO) Losses capped as U.S. Senate passes $2 trln stimulus Oil prices fell on Thursday, ending three sessions of gains, as movement restrictions worldwide to contain the coronavirus destroyed demand and overshadowed expectations that a U.S. $2 trillion emergency stimulus will bolster economic activity. Brent crude futures fell $1.04, or 3.75%, to […]

Gold Prices Finished Lower on Profit Taking

Gold Prices Finished Lower on Profit Taking

$XAU $GLD $USD Gold prices settled lower Wednesday, giving up some of Tuesdays gains when it marked its largest percentage rise in more than 10 yrs.. Commodity analysts attributed the retrenchment to some exhaustion after 2 strong sessions of gains for the precious Yellow metal, as the USS Congress comes closer to passing a $2-T+ American […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Markets Test Highs Again But Fail

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Markets Test Highs Again But Fail

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Markets Test Highs Again But Fail Gold markets have initially tried to rally during the trading session on Wednesday but found trouble at the $1700 level again. By pulling back from there it shows just how resistive that area is, and perhaps more importantly for the future, what breaking above that level […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) will continue to see plenty of pressure

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) will continue to see plenty of pressure

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) will continue to see plenty of pressure Silver markets initially tried to rally during the trading session after gapping higher and then pulling back to fill that gap. Furthermore, the market reached towards the $15.00 level before selling off yet again. At this point, the market looks likely that it […]

United States Oil (USO) prices still down about 45% so far this month

United States Oil (USO) prices still down about 45% so far this month

United States Oil (USO) prices still down about 45% so far this month Oil prices extended gains for a third session on Wednesday, rising alongside broader financial markets as the United States is expected to approve a massive aid package to stem the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. crude rose to a high of $25.24 a barrel early […]

Gold Price Futures Technical Analysis

Gold Price Futures Technical Analysis

$GC $XAU $GLD $USD Gold futures in New York soared for a 2nd session running Tuesday on continued reaction to the Fed’s extraordinary measures to help an economy ravished from the coronavirus pandemic and demand/supply issues. The Fed revealed Monday several programs including lending against student loans, credit card loans and US government backed-loans to […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Markets Spiked Again

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Markets Spiked Again

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Markets Spiked Again Gold markets have shot straight up in the air on Tuesday, reaching towards the $17 level. The size of the candle is quite impressive, and it does suggest that perhaps demand for gold is starting to pick up again quite drastically, but one thing that is worth paying attention […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Markets Shoot Straight Up In The Air As Federal Reserve Goes All In

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Markets Shoot Straight Up In The Air As Federal Reserve Goes All In

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Markets Shoot Straight Up In The Air As Federal Reserve Goes All In Silver markets rallied significantly during the trading session on Tuesday, breaking above the psychologically important $14 level. That being said, the market is likely to see some type of pullback in the short term. Given enough time, […]

Gold, the ‘Currency of Last Resort’, Price Spikes

Gold, the ‘Currency of Last Resort’, Price Spikes

$XAU $GLD, $BAR, $XAG $SLV Tuesday, Gold prices marked their largest daily percentage gainer in more than 10 yrs as the precious Yellow metal extended its rally on demand/supply issues and moves by the Fed to address the coronavirus crisis. The Fed announcement Monday “signals there is a new sheriff in town as the Fed […]

Copper Surfaces and Covid-19 Coronavirus

Copper Surfaces and Covid-19 Coronavirus

$CU There has been a lot of media about the fact COVID-19 lives for just 4 hrs on copper Vs on steel or plastic. The Big Q: What does that mean?  The Big A: Copper is antimicrobial, meaning it can kill bacteria and viruses, sometimes within mins.  There have been multiple studies showing its effectiveness […]

President Trump Meets with Wall Street Investors on Reopening Economy

President Trump Meets with Wall Street Investors on Reopening Economy

$DIA, $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Tuesday morning, President Trump spoke to several billionaire hedge fund and private equity managers about reopening the US economy that over the past 4 wks ground to a halt due to the coronavirus outbreak. President Trump is re-evaluating whether or not to call for people to return to work as […]

Gold Price Extended its Rally on Fed Action, Goldie says, Time to Buy

Gold Price Extended its Rally on Fed Action, Goldie says, Time to Buy

$GS, $XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $PLAT $USD Gold extended its rally toward 1,600 oz after the Fed took unprecedented measures to protect the US economy from the coronavirus shock, with Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) saying bullion’s probably at an inflection point and it is time to buy. The precious metal rallying with risk assets, after the […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Markets Continue to Consolidate

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Markets Continue to Consolidate

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Markets Continue to Consolidate Gold markets gapped higher during the trading session on Monday to kick off the week, turned around to fall below the 200 day EMA and fill that gap again, only to turn around and rally furthermore. That’s not a huge surprise considering that there is so much in […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) The Fed Helps Almost All Asset Classes

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) The Fed Helps Almost All Asset Classes

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) The Fed Helps Almost All Asset Classes The most important catalyst for all asset classes today is the U.S. Federal Reserve decision to expand its quantitative easing program. Due to the severity of the coronavirus crisis, the Fed decided that it will not set any limits to its market […]

United States Oil (USO) – Futures market points to negative open for U.S. stock markets, oil edges lower

United States Oil (USO) – Futures market points to negative open for U.S. stock markets, oil edges lower

United States Oil (USO) – Futures market points to negative open for U.S. stock markets, oil edges lower U.S. stock markets were set to plunge at the start of the trading week as the futures market suggested a negative start to trading. The move would come after the worst week of trading for North American […]

Gold Sellers Opt for Bucks Due to Coronavirus

Gold Sellers Opt for Bucks Due to Coronavirus

$XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $PLAT $USD Gold prices fell Monday as investors stockpile cash, with a rising numbers of coronavirus-led national lockdowns threatening to overshadow stimulus measures from global central banks to combat the economic damage. Spot gold edged down 0.2% to 1,494.63 oz by 0320 GMT, after rising as much as 3.1% in the […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Could Be Building Support Base at Long-Term Retracement Zone

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Could Be Building Support Base at Long-Term Retracement Zone

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Could Be Building Support Base at Long-Term Retracement Zone Gold futures edged higher on Friday as selling eased in the global equity markets and demand for the U.S. Dollar softened. Despite the small uptick in prices, gold finished lower for the week as investors sold the precious metal to raise cash […]

Gold: An Investment Theme in the Midst of the Global Pandemic

Gold: An Investment Theme in the Midst of the Global Pandemic

$XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV The correcting stock market and global coronavirus pandemic have triggered sudden and irreversible demand for precious metals Each decade has a distinct investment theme. As the decade unfolds, one asset class rises to the Top and outperforms everything else. Below are some examples, as follows: During the 1990’s, the stock market […]

United States Oil (USO) – President Donald Trump has ordered the Department of Energy to purchase 77 million barrels of American-made crude oil to support U.S. oil producers

United States Oil (USO) – President Donald Trump has ordered the Department of Energy to purchase 77 million barrels of American-made crude oil to support U.S. oil producers

United States Oil (USO) – President Donald Trump has ordered the Department of Energy to purchase 77 million barrels of American-made crude oil to support U.S. oil producers President Donald Trump has ordered the Department of Energy to purchase 77 million barrels of American-made crude oil to support U.S. oil producers who have hit hard […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Will Rally Once Stocks Stabilize

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Will Rally Once Stocks Stabilize

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Will Rally Once Stocks Stabilize Gold futures are trading flat-to-lower shortly after the regular session opening on Thursday. The price action suggests investor indecision and impending volatility. The market has been highly correlated with stocks this week, and this relationship appears to be continuing today. Rising Treasury yields and a stronger […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) market showing the $12 level will be crucial

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) market showing the $12 level will be crucial

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) market showing the $12 level will be crucial Silver markets went back and forth during the trading session on Thursday, showing the $12 level will be crucial, as it has been in the past. By bouncing around the way, it has, it suggests that the market is ready to give […]

United States Oil (USO) – US President Donald Trump’s administration sanctioned nine entities for “trading or transporting” oil with Iran

United States Oil (USO) – US President Donald Trump’s administration sanctioned nine entities for “trading or transporting” oil with Iran

United States Oil (USO) – US President Donald Trump’s administration sanctioned nine entities for “trading or transporting” oil with Iran The blacklisted companies include three mainland China-based firms, three Hong Kong-based companies and one South African company. The blacklist was also extended to include two entities connected to the South African company, SPI International Proprietary […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) showing signs of stability just above the 200 day EMA

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) showing signs of stability just above the 200 day EMA

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) showing signs of stability just above the 200 day EMA Gold markets have suffered as of late, but the last couple of days have been going back and forth in order to perhaps show signs of stability just above the 200 day EMA which of course is a widely followed indicator. That […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Markets Continue to Form Base

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Markets Continue to Form Base

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Markets Continue to Form Base Silver markets broke down a bit during the trading session on Wednesday, slicing below the $12.00 level again. This is an area that is important on longer-term charts, but at this point I am looking to see whether or not it is going to hold. […]

United States Oil (USO) hits 17-year low as lockdowns, restrictions spread

United States Oil (USO) hits 17-year low as lockdowns, restrictions spread

United States Oil (USO) hits 17-year low as lockdowns, restrictions spread Oil prices fell for a third session on Wednesday with U.S. crude futures tumbling to a 17-year low as travel and social lockdowns sparked by the coronavirus epidemic knocked the outlook for demand. U.S. crude was down $1.49 cents, or 5.53%, at $25.46 per […]

Gold Price Technical Outlook

Gold Price Technical Outlook

$GC $XAU $GLD Gold futures rose Tuesday, rebounding from a 5-session decliner after the Fed’s announcement to boost lending eased fears over a contraction in liquidity. US equity markets recovered some after Monday’s steep decliner, after the Fed stepped in and putting more liquidity into the economy. This triggered the relief rally in gold because […]

President Trump’s Stimulus Plans Boost Investor Confidence

President Trump’s Stimulus Plans Boost Investor Confidence

$SPY, $DIA, $OIL Over the past month, equity markets and financial assets broadly, have been attempting to price in the dual shock of a pandemic and the sudden collapse in Crude Oil prices Volatility stemming from the outbreak has seen the DJIA move up or down by 1000 pts or more for 7 days running, […]

Gold Finished Lowest since December, Silver Lowest Finish in 10+ Yrs

Gold Finished Lowest since December, Silver Lowest Finish in 10+ Yrs

$XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $USD Monday, gold futures fell to settle at their lowest mark since December, and silver futures finished at their lowest mark in over 10+yrs, as the Fed’s emergency decision to slash interest rates failed to stem losses in the stock market, sending traders scrambling for cash. Prices for the 2 precious […]

United States Oil (USO) Giants Set Health Checks for Critical Staff, Work-From-Home Rules

United States Oil (USO) Giants Set Health Checks for Critical Staff, Work-From-Home Rules

United States Oil (USO) Giants Set Health Checks for Critical Staff, Work-From-Home Rules Major energy companies in the United States imposed work-from-home rules for office staff and began health checks for remote or critical workers as coronavirus spread and threatened an industry reeling from falling demand and profits. BP, Exxon Mobil, Kinder Morgan, Motiva Enterprises […]

The 3 Stages of Bull and Bear Markets

The 3 Stages of Bull and Bear Markets

$DIA $XAU $USO What a wild week; I am overwhelmed!  In my articles I usually find a narrative theme in which to insert my graphics But this week the only theme that comes to mind is what an awful week it was, just awful.  Come to think of it, that’s actually a pretty good theme […]

The Message from Goldman Sacks on the Impact of this Election Year Virus

The Message from Goldman Sacks on the Impact of this Election Year Virus

$GS $SPY $OIL $USO The Goldman Sachs investor call Sunday. The Key economic take aways are: 50% of Americans will contract the virus (150-M people) as it is very communicable.  This is on a par with Rhinovirus aka the common cold, of which there are about 200 strains and which the majority of Americans will […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) found itself on the chopping block

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) found itself on the chopping block

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) found itself on the chopping block  As financial markets around the world cratered this week, gold wasn’t much of a safe haven. While prices briefly flirted with $1,700 an ounce on Monday, selling pressure from every corner of the market spread to bullion too. In the rush to raise cash, investors […]

Crude Oil Demand Heads for Record Lows

Crude Oil Demand Heads for Record Lows

$OIL $USO “This is a sudden, instant demand shock, the scale of the decline is unprecedented.” Gasoline becomes more affordable, just when Americans do not need it.” Global Crude Oil consumption is heading to the biggest annual contraction in history, as more countries introduce unprecedented measures to fight the virus outbreak. Travel bans, work-from-home, canceled […]

People are Asking, “What is going on in this Stock Market?”

People are Asking, “What is going on in this Stock Market?”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX The Big Q: What is going on in this Stock Market? The Big A: A confluence of confusion aka lots of unknowns. I have been in the stock market since Y 1981, and like everyone else I know in this game, have not see this kind of action ever. What we […]

United States Oil (USO) ends with a loss of over 4% after Trump imposes restrictions on travel from Europe

United States Oil (USO) ends with a loss of over 4% after Trump imposes restrictions on travel from Europe

United States Oil (USO) ends with a loss of over 4% after Trump imposes restrictions on travel from Europe Oil futures finished sharply lower Thursday, with global benchmark prices suffering a loss of more than 7%, after President Donald Trump imposed restrictions on travel from Europe to the U.S. in an effort to contain the […]

Bear Market in Stocks Confirmed

Bear Market in Stocks Confirmed

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX A Bear market is confirmed when an index sinks 20% or more below its most recent closing high. For the 2nd time this week, the S&P 500 triggered a 15-min trading halt after falling by 7.0% shortly after the open following more economic disruptions caused by the coronavirus. Note: New […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Markets extraordinarily negative

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Markets extraordinarily negative

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) Markets extraordinarily negative Silver markets were extraordinarily negative during the trading session on Thursday and sliced through the $16.00 level. By doing so, the market shows just how weak it is, because the area had been so supportive in the past. Looking at the size of this candlestick, it’s […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Resume Downward March

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Resume Downward March

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Resume Downward March Spot gold prices shook off a mild move to the upside and turned sharply lower again on Thursday in another day of extreme volatility. Gold prices were down $41.30 or 2.53 percent to $1,593.50 after peaking at $1,646.40 and sinking as low as $1,560.60. Comments from U.S. […]

United States Oil (USO) slumps as U.S. bans travel from Europe over pandemic

United States Oil (USO) slumps as U.S. bans travel from Europe over pandemic

United States Oil (USO) slumps as U.S. bans travel from Europe over pandemic Oil prices sank again on Thursday along with the broader market after the United States banned travel from Europe following a World Health Organization declaration that the coronavirus outbreak is now a pandemic. Market worries were compounded by the threat of a […]

If You are Worried About Your Portfolio – Slow and Steady Always Wins

If You are Worried About Your Portfolio – Slow and Steady Always Wins

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USO $GLD Monday, the DJIA saw its worst decliner since Y 2008 in response to news of COVID-19 and the Saudi/Russia Crude Oil price war, and the ride the stock market/s have taken in the last 2 wks has left lot of investors with stomach aches. If you have a 401(k) […]

A Stock Market Crash Shield Shines with Gold and Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X)

A Stock Market Crash Shield Shines with Gold and Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X)

A Stock Market Crash Shield Shines with Gold and Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) A stock market crash shield in the colors of gold and silver shines brightly as investors increasingly seek to buy those precious metals to profit when stocks sink. The importance of having investments that tend to climb when equities fall […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Fall as Yields Rebound While Markets Await U.S. Virus Plan

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Fall as Yields Rebound While Markets Await U.S. Virus Plan

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Fall as Yields Rebound While Markets Await U.S. Virus Plan Gold prices fell back below $1,650 an ounce on Wednesday despite continued volatility in stock markets, amid mixed signals from the U.S. about what policy action to expect to contain the impact from the global coronavirus outbreak. Silver also weakened, […]

United States Oil (USO) prices climbs for a second day on Wednesday, lifted by hopes that U.S. producers will cut output

United States Oil (USO) prices climbs for a second day on Wednesday, lifted by hopes that U.S. producers will cut output

United States Oil (USO) prices climbs for a second day on Wednesday, lifted by hopes that U.S. producers will cut output Oil prices climbed for a second day on Wednesday, lifted by hopes that U.S. producers will cut output, but gains were limited compared with Monday’s crash after Saudi Arabia and Russia triggered a price […]

Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD) Data Suggests a Buy Signal

Barrick Gold (NYSE:GOLD) Data Suggests a Buy Signal

$GOLD Barrick Gold Corp (NYSE:GOLD) marked a 3.5 yr high at 22.44 on 24 February and paused, the data now suggests the stock is flashing a buy signal as it nears a historically Bullish trendline. Barrick Gold stock has come within 1 standard deviation of its 40-Day MA following an extended period above the trendline, defined for […]

Global Markets and Commodities

Global Markets and Commodities

$GLD $XAU $OIL $USO $USD $MSCI Crude Oil and global equity markets bounced back after the Monday’s losses as the world’s biggest economies moved to cushion the impact of the coronavirus, but stock gains in Europe failed to hold as investors are still cautious. The price of Brent Crude Oil climbed 10% on hopes a […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Fall After Failure to Hold Above $1,700

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Fall After Failure to Hold Above $1,700

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Fall After Failure to Hold Above $1,700 Gold prices fell on Tuesday as risk assets stabilized in the aftermath of Monday’s rout, while higher bond yields also helped to restore the relative attractiveness of other havens than bullion. By 12 PM ET (1600 GMT), gold futures for delivery on the […]

Gold Price Consolidates Up Here

Gold Price Consolidates Up Here

$XAU $GLD $USD Monday, Gold prices attempted to break out and made their highs during the Asian trading hours. Prices eased lower and ending the session unchanged, after rising 28 oz at their highs. The 10-yr T-Note yield hit a a mark of .49 bpts down another 15-bpts from Friday. Investors have now baked in […]

The Collapse in Crude Oil Prices Adds to the Market’s Uncertainty, Equities Dive in Concert

The Collapse in Crude Oil Prices Adds to the Market’s Uncertainty, Equities Dive in Concert

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USO $VXX WTI Crude Oil settled off 10.23 (-24.8%) to 31.09 bbl for its worst decliner since Y 1991. The last time Crude Oil traded at this mark was in Y 2016. Last Tuesday, the world’s Top financial officials pledged to use “all appropriate policy tools” to protect their economies from […]

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) below the $17.00 level

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) below the $17.00 level

Silver 1 OZ 999 NY (XAG=X) below the $17.00 level Silver has started the week with losses. Currently, silver is trading at $16.96, down $0.65 or 2.16% the day. Silver Slips on Demand Concerns Silver continues to show sharp swings. The metal gained 4 percent last week, but has already given up about half of […]

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Pull Back After Breaking $1,700 on Risk Asset Meltdown

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Pull Back After Breaking $1,700 on Risk Asset Meltdown

Gold 1 OZ (XAU=X) Prices Pull Back After Breaking $1,700 on Risk Asset Meltdown Gold prices hit their highest levels in eight years on Monday on a fresh wave of panicked flight-to-safety trades across the world that also drove U.S. and European government bond yields to historic lows. However, after briefly breaking through the $1,700 […]

United States Oil (USO) plunges 25% as another virus-fueled trading week begins

United States Oil (USO) plunges 25% as another virus-fueled trading week begins

United States Oil (USO) plunges 25% as another virus-fueled trading week begins Oil prices are plunging amid concern a dispute among producers could lead a global economy weakened by COVID-19 to be awash in an oversupply of crude. Brent crude, the international standard, lost $11.44, or 25.3%, to $33.83 per barrel in electronic trading in […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $GLD $XAU $USO $VXX Wow, what a week it was, it really was! Technical Analysis: The move Thursday was not encouraging for a continued relief move, much less anything else. The Big Qs: Was it the end of the relief move? Would the jobs report help spring the move higher, given that […]

Gold Breaks Above 1,700 on Safe-haven Demand

Gold Breaks Above 1,700 on Safe-haven Demand

$GLD $XAU $USO $OIL $SPY $USD Gold broke above 1,700 oz on a into safe- havens intensified, with the upswing driven by turmoil in the Crude Oil market, the spread of the coronavirus, sinking equities, and expectations of easier monetary policy. The precious Yellow metal hit its highest mark since Y 2012 as Brent collapsed, […]

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