No One Went Away in May, Rally to Continue

No One Went Away in May, Rally to Continue

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX It is the end of May and the S&P 500 cracked and broke through the Key overhead resistance at 3,000 and held, this after a month of sideways trading and consolidation. Now Summer is here an my prediction should make investors feel safer after this unpopular rally drove prices higher […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares eased 1.6% Friday, though gained for the 5th straight week as hopes of a faster-than-expected economic recovery Down Under from C-19 coronavirus chaos-induced disruptions outweighed worries of a deepened US-China rift. The S&P/ASX 200 closed at 5,755.7 and saw its worst day in 2 wks, as markets nervously awaited a response from the […]

After This Instant Recovery Nearly 70% of Managed Money is Still Bearish

After This Instant Recovery Nearly 70% of Managed Money is Still Bearish

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX The love-hate relationship many investors had with US stocks during the 11 yr Bull market is reemerging, as stock steadily climb the Wall of Worry in the face of economic devastation and uncertainty. The benchmark S&P 500 index has risen 34% from its 23 March lows and the NAS Comp is […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australia and New Zealand stock indexes on Tuesday surged to their highest in more than two months, fuelled by mounting hopes of a global economic recovery as more countries emerge from the coronavirus-induced lockdown. The S&P/ASX 200 index advanced more than 2% for the 2nd straight session and ended 2.9% firmer at 5,780 pts. The […]

Americans Leaving Their Homes, and Hitting the Road

Americans Leaving Their Homes, and Hitting the Road

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Americans locked at homes for 9 wks are anxious to participate in a C-19 coronavirus experiment that begins this Memorial Day weekend, with all 50 States open at least in part. People are filling resorts, casting aside masks at the mall and eating out. That freedom will boost an economy […]

No Need for More Unemployment Aid Even as Election Looms, President Trump Urges Americans to Go Back to Work

No Need for More Unemployment Aid Even as Election Looms, President Trump Urges Americans to Go Back to Work

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell huddled Thursday at the White House as Republicans stake out new plans to phase out C-19 coronavirus chaos-related unemployment benefits to encourage Americans to go back to work. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow Thursday dismissed the idea of extending unemployment benefits […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China and Hong Kong stocks were little changed Thursday ahead of the country’s annual parliament session, starting this week, that could yield more economic stimulus. At the midday break, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.05% at 2,885.20. China’s blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.06%, with its financial sector sub-index losing 0.07%, the Real Estate […]

Goodbye to High-yield Savings Accounts

Goodbye to High-yield Savings Accounts

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX For years, the high-yield saving products were a success for both consumers and financial institutions alike. After getting almost Zero interest from big US banks, individuals who parked their excess cash with the likes of Ally Financial Inc., Barclays Plc, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s consumer bank, Marcus, or HSBC Holdings Plc’s HSBC Direct […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan last traded up 1.6% in late Asian trade. Australian shares closed at a more than two-month high on Tuesday, led by gains in mining, energy and financial stocks, as a gradual re-opening of some economies boosted sentiment and raised hopes of a demand recovery for commodities. The […]

US Stock Indexes Gap Up and Hold, Futures Following On

US Stock Indexes Gap Up and Hold, Futures Following On

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Monday, US stock index futures edge higher Monday evening following a sharp rally in the broad market. Markets were bolstered after Fed Chairman Powell said Sunday night that he saw a path, toward an economic recovery from the C-19 coronavirus chaos in 2-H of Y 2020 and emphasized that he […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China shares ended higher Monday as investors took hope from data showing home prices rose in April, but renewed trade tensions between Beijing and Washington At the close, the Shanghai Composite index was up 0.24% at 2,875.42. The blue-chip CSI300 index was up 0.26%, with its financial sector sub-index higher by 0.06%, the consumer staples […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Fed’s Fast Actions

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Fed’s Fast Actions

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Last Week’s Close Friday May options expired, and the market show us that the leaders were going to make good moves. The futures are telling us that Monday trades will be higher after last week’s action. This story helped: Friday mid-session it was the reported that the Fed purchased $305-M […]

“Shutdowns are causing mass economic strife, spurring unemployment, spikes in domestic violence and other dire consequences”

“Shutdowns are causing mass economic strife, spurring unemployment, spikes in domestic violence and other dire consequences”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) called for businesses across the country to reopen with safety measures Friday, saying that the C-19 coronavirus chaos cannot control when parts of the country open. He wrote in a commentary that additional lives will be lost “as a result of reopening our […]

Friday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

The Japanese benchmark Nikkei average dipped 0.3% to 19,854.03 by the midday break, with Real Estate and other defensive sectors leading the losses. On the week, the Nikkei was down 1.6%, poised for its 1st weekly decliner in 3. The broader Topix fell 0.3% to 1,441.96 by the recess, with 66% of the 33 sector […]

New York Stock Exchange to Reopen after Memorial Day

New York Stock Exchange to Reopen after Memorial Day

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX $ICE The President of the New York Stock Exchange Stacey Cunningham announced after the closing bell Thursday the NYSE is going to reopen the trading floor the day after Memorial Day. “We will reopen our trading floor to a subset of floor brokers the day after Memorial Day,”  Ms. Cunningham wrote […]

President Trump, “I strongly believe in negative interest rates, and Powell has improved.”

President Trump, “I strongly believe in negative interest rates, and Powell has improved.”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Wednesday, President Trump said he strongly believes the Fed should have negative interest rates, but gave a modicum of approval to Fed Chairman Powell who said earlier in the day the FOMC would not lower rates beyond Zero. President Trump said Mr. Powell, who he frequently criticizes, has improved in […]

Fed Poll: Americans See Stocks Higher, Consumer Spending Lower

Fed Poll: Americans See Stocks Higher, Consumer Spending Lower

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX US households expect the stock market to go higher in the next 12 months, as their own finances slide, according to a Federal Reserve Bank of New York poll. Americans saw better than 50-50 odds of higher stock prices over the next yr for the 1st time since data collection […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Taking the Long Term Outlook +

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Taking the Long Term Outlook +

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The DJIA is up about 30% from its 23 March low at 18.591.93, the S&P 500 SPX is up about the same per cent from its low at 2,237.40, and the NAS Comp has climbed by 32.5% from its lows of 6,850.67. My work shows the US market will continue rising well […]

The C-19 Coronavirus Chaos and Gold

The C-19 Coronavirus Chaos and Gold

$XAU $GLD $VXX $USD The Big Q: How High is Too High for the precious Yellow metal? Q-1 of Y 2020 was positive for gold prices, as the chart below shows. The precious Yellow metal gained 6.2% from 31 December 2019 to 31 March 2020, moving from 1,515 to 1,609 oz. In April, gold rallied to 1,693, increasing […]

President Trump, “No Rush for More Aid/Relief”

President Trump, “No Rush for More Aid/Relief”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Friday, President Trump said that he is in no hurry for Congress to pass more C-19 coronavirus related stimulus measures to help the economy. “We are in no rush,” President Trump said while meeting with House Republicans who spent an hour taking turns complimenting and congratulating the President for his […]

President Trump’s Policies Will Bring Economic Prosperity Back to America

President Trump’s Policies Will Bring Economic Prosperity Back to America

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX In Y 2016, the US economy was continuing its 8 year stagnation. The 2008-2009 Great Recession was over, but the expansion never happened, as the slow recovery was, well slow! Donald J. Trump was elected President and things changed. He brought economic prosperity to America. The Big Q: Can he […]

Lockdowns Ease, Demand Hopes Rise, Crude Oil Price Spikes

Lockdowns Ease,  Demand Hopes Rise, Crude Oil Price Spikes

$USO $OIL WTI Crude Oil prices spiked Tuesday, as some European and Asian countries along with several US states began to ease C-19 coronavirus lockdown measures. The rally extended Brent Crude Oil gains to 6 days running, while US WTI Crude Oil has rallied for 5 straight sessions. Fuel demand worldwide was down about 30% in […]

Seeing Signs of the World’s Economies Rebounding From the C-19 virus Chaos, Things are Stable, Time to Grow

Seeing Signs of the World’s Economies Rebounding From the C-19 virus Chaos, Things are Stable, Time to Grow

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Savvy economists say there is evidence the world economy has begun to recover from the C-19 coronavirus chaos, and the Draconian restrictions placed on businesses and consumers. “Economic activity has probably bottomed now,” said the chief economist at Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) in a note to clients Monday. “Lockdowns and social […]

Gold Finishes a Strong Month

Gold Finishes a Strong Month

$XAU $GLD Gold traded lower Thursday en route to its best month since Y 2016 on the massive amounts of stimulus from governments worldwide intended to stem the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Bullion usually benefit from widespread stimulus measures as it is often seen as a hedge against inflation and currency […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China stocks rallied Thursday to post their biggest monthly advance since December, after positive trial results for a drug to treat COVID-19 and downbeat data reinforced hopes of further stimulus to bolster the world’s 2nd-largest economy. The blue-chip CSI300 index ended up 1.2% at 3,912.58, while the Shanghai Composite Index closed 1.3% higher at 2,860.08. […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australian shares rose Wednesday, tracking Asian peers, after coronavirus-induced restrictions slowly eased around the world and as strong domestic inflation data supported sentiment. The country’s headline consumer price index rose in the first quarter to lift annual inflation to 2.2%, its highest reading in five and a half years, but the long-desired pick-up is likely […]

Gold Futures Off Ahead of FOMC Rate Decision

Gold Futures Off Ahead of FOMC Rate Decision

$XAU $GLD $XAG $SLV $USD Gold slipped for a 3rd day running as countries moves toward easing stay at home restrictions and reopening economies lessened desires for safe-haven assets. Spain announced loosening measures after Tuesday’s weekly cabinet meeting. France’s PM to present the blueprint for opening up to the National Assembly. Several US states have […]

More Evidence that the ‘Worst is Over’ in the Stock Market and the Coronavirus

More Evidence that the ‘Worst is Over’ in the Stock Market and the Coronavirus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The Big Q: Is the worst behind the stock market after a coronavirus-induced selloff? The Big A: We do not know for sure as officials attempt to restart economies from a self-imposed period of hibernation to curb the spread of the virus, but a chart pairing the infections of the […]

Today’s US Stock Market says “the Worst is behind us now”

Today’s US Stock Market says “the Worst is behind us now”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The stock market is blocking bad news now and is saying the “worst is behind us“ It is the Key rationalization for the expansion, expansion to the point where the S&P 500 is trading today at a higher P/E multiple based on forward 12-month earnings 19.7X than it was trading […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Bulls in Running Mood as President Trump is Now Laser Focused on Opening Up America

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Bulls in Running Mood as President Trump is Now Laser Focused on Opening Up America

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USO $VXX Investors are pinning their hopes for the reopening of the US economy on the potential for wider availability of testing for COVID-19 cases and on drug trials for treatments of the disease. We have been letting doctors, who have shown the same propensity for predicting this virus as weathermen […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares sans Japan rose 0.1% in early trade, while Japan’s Nikkei gained 1.1% ahead of an earnings heavy week. Philippine shares fell Monday following a warning that the coronavirus pandemic will likely send the economy into its first annual contraction in more than two decades this year, while financials helped […]

This is what matters to investors, “Open the Economy Now!”

This is what matters to investors, “Open the Economy Now!”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX More than 90% of our country “is not in harm’s way, the virus lockdown flat-out fraud on a massive scale,” said David Stockman, President Ronald Reagan’s former Director of Office of Management and Budget China Virus trading will go down in history for its high velocity. We have witnessed the […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Chinese stocks ended off Thursday, as mounting economic uncertainty sparked by the coronavirus pandemic kept share prices capped, stopping investors from chasing the rebound from the prior session. The Shanghai Composite index closed 0.2% lower to 2,838.50. The blue-chip CSI300 index ended down 0.3%, with its financial sector sub-index down 0.3%, the consumer staples sector […]

“The Fed Cannot Print Gold”, Prices Seen Higher

“The Fed Cannot Print Gold”, Prices Seen Higher

$XAU $GLD $BAC $USD Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) raised its 18-month gold-price target to 3,000 oz more than 50% above the existing price record in a report titled “The Fed Cannot Print Gold.” The bank increased its target from 2,000 previously, as policy makers across the globe open huge amounts of fiscal and monetary […]

Crude Oil Volatility Signals Major ‘Rebalancing’

Crude Oil Volatility Signals Major ‘Rebalancing’

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USO $OIL $VXX The lack of demand in the world Crude Oil market has set it up to be forced into a necessary rebalancing over the coming weeks as rapidly filling storage leads to significant production cuts and higher prices. See price volatility continuing high in the weeks ahead, as retail […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japanese shares fell Tuesday with energy-related companies taking the brunt of a collapse in Crude Oil prices, while the virus pandemic curbed any risk appetite ahead of corporate earnings. The Nikkei share average fell 1.97% to 19,280.78, slipping further from Friday’s near 6-wk high at 19,922. The broader Topix lost 1.15% to 1,415.89. China and […]

The Price of Gold Vs The Price of Crude Oil

The Price of Gold Vs The Price of Crude Oil

$GLD $XAU $USO $OIL $USD At the moment, the sharp move down in Crude Oil is Bullish gold prices Monday will go down in the scrap books as a historic day for Crude Oil prices, but energy-exposed stocks did not collapse as some envisioned. The price on the futures contract for WTI Crude Oil that […]

Really Cheap Gasoline and No Place to Go

Really Cheap Gasoline and No Place to Go

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USO $UGA $VXX This Crude Oil market is seeing declines despite OPEC +’s recent major deal to cut output as oversupply in light of the fight against coronavirus that has halted most of the global demand for Crude Oil. Monday, global Crude Oil prices fell to marks not seen since Y […]

US Crude Futures Below $15 bbl, Lowest Since 1999

US Crude Futures Below $15 bbl, Lowest Since 1999

$USO US Crude Oil April futures fell to 14.67 bbl Sunday US Crude Oil futures were last that low in Y 1999. Caution gripped Asian share markets Monday on expectations a busy week of corporate earnings reports and economic data will drive home the damage done by the global coronavirus lockdown, while a glut of supply sent […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Bulls in a Running Mood as President Trump Beats the Virus

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Bulls in a Running Mood as President Trump Beats the Virus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The Coronavirus Chaos Continues Stock indexes moved up continue the up trend pattern Economic data are generationally bad. Stocks continue to set up Bullish patterns. After hours reports of Gilead Sciences’s (NASDAQ:GILD) drug provide promise. Boeing (NYSE:BA) also promised to restart Seattle production. Friday gapped higher on options expiry, finishing […]

Gold’s Price Target is Higher

Gold’s Price Target is Higher

$XAU $GLD $USD Gold traded just off 7-yr highs Thursday as investors bet the precious Yellow metal price would swell as the COVID-19 chaos reshapes financial markets. Futures for June delivery inched up 0.3% to 1,746 oz, holding just below their April high of 1,768. Gold is up 16% YTD, thanks to investors who view it as a […]

Millions Unemployed, Homebuilding Collapses in Virus Chaos, Did We Really Need This?

Millions Unemployed, Homebuilding Collapses in Virus Chaos, Did We Really Need This?

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX To date a record 22-M Americans have filed for unemployment benefits over the past month, with millions more filing claims last week, thus wiping out all the job gains since the Great Recession and underscoring the toll on the economy from extraordinary measures to control the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The […]

Gold Up, Investors Seek Safe-havens

Gold Up, Investors Seek Safe-havens

$XAU $GLD Gold prices rose 1% Thursday as investors sought safe-havens after dour US economic reports exacerbated fears of a global recession amid central banks’ efforts to stem the financial rout from the coronavirus outbreak. Spot gold was up 0.9% at 1,730.49 oz by 1104 GMT, erasing losses driven by profit-taking and a stronger USD […]

US Companies Hammered by the Governments Coronavirus Lockdown Orders

US Companies Hammered by the Governments Coronavirus Lockdown Orders

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX US companies have been hammered by the fallout from the novel coronavirus outbreak as economic activity “contracted sharply and abruptly across all regions,” according to the Fed’s Beige Book released Wednesday. The Fed’s latest check of businesses around the country was completed during March when the US went from worrying about […]

Wednesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Australia’s main stock index fell Wednesday as prospects of a deep global recession and its impact on the demand for crude oil hammered energy stocks and offset better-than-expected trade data from China, the country’s biggest trading partner. The benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.3% by 0039 GMT, with a 3.4% drop in energy stocks weighing […]

This Bull Market Vs the Coronavirus Externality

This Bull Market Vs the Coronavirus Externality

$DIA $SPY $QQQ Many people saw the recent market selloff as the start of a Bear market, from the beginning I argued it was an external effect in this long Bull market. So, whether 23-24 March marked The bottom or A bottom is irrelevant I believe. The broad Question is whether the long-term factors that […]

America is Ready to Go Back to Work!

America is Ready to Go Back to Work!

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX President Trump is planning “very important announcements” in the next day or 2 about reopening the US economy and is considering a “rolling” re-entry in certain parts of the country, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Tuesday.  “I do not want to front-run his views, I don’t want to […]

Gold’s Rally Seeing 1,800 in Here

Gold’s Rally Seeing 1,800 in Here

$XAU $GLD Gold extended its strong rally to hit the highest mark in more than 7 years on concern that this health crisis will have a devastating effect on the global economy, hammering corporate earnings while driving demand for safe-havens. COMEX futures in New York moved closer to 1,800 oz, the mark last seen in […]

Tuesday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

China and Hong Kong stocks gained Tuesday, after the world’s 2nd-largest economy posted better-than-expected trade data despite the coronavirus outbreak. China’s exports fell 6.6% in March from a year earlier, while imports shrank 0.9%, a better-than-expected outcome as factories restarted production, though the global coronavirus health crisis looks set to keep trade under pressure over […]

Despite a Whole Lot of Awful Happenings, the US is Still Very Strong

Despite a Whole Lot of Awful Happenings, the US is Still Very Strong

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Despite millions of jobless claims, despite most of the country being sequestered at home, despite a falling in GDP, and despite the scare and fear brought on by the coronavirus the major US market stock indexes have recovered 50% of their losses in just the last 2 wks. At the […]

Secretary Mnuchin Assembled 100 Business Leaders for Special Reopening Task Force

Secretary Mnuchin Assembled 100 Business Leaders for Special Reopening Task Force

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Monday, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin said he and his team have selected 100 business leaders to join a Special Task Force dedicated to re-opening the economy after the coronavirus crisis passes. The task force will work with medical advisers to develop a timeline for re-opening the economy, with 1 May as a […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, This Bull Market Vs Coronavirus

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, This Bull Market Vs Coronavirus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Just In: Goldman Says US Stocks Have Likely Bottomed Unprecedented policy support and a flattening viral curve have “dramatically” cut risks, the bank said early Monday in a note. Despite the COVID-19 coronavirus, ‘new’ Bull market can run Last week was a shortened week, here is how it played US […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Japanese shares fell Monday as investors worried about the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on corporate earnings, though stocks of Key Crude Oil exploration firms rose after major producers finally agreed their biggest-ever output cut. The benchmark Nikkei average dropped 2.3% to 19,043.40 on subdued activity. China stocks dipped Monday, as the country’s new daily […]

S&P 500 Marks Best Weekly Gainer Since 1974 on President Trump’s ‘Big Bang’ Fed Lending Program

S&P 500 Marks Best Weekly Gainer Since 1974 on President Trump’s ‘Big Bang’ Fed Lending Program

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX The US stock market will be closed Friday for Good Friday. Thursday, Wall Street closed out its best week in 45 yrs on after the Trump Fed launched its ‘Big Bang’ effort to support the economy through the coronavirus crisis. The S&P 500 index posted it best weekly gainer since […]

Thursday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia-Pacific

Most Southeast Asian stock markets rose Thursday, tracking an upbeat session on Wall Street, as hopes for the coronavirus outbreak nearing its peak rose, while expectations of a cut in oil output pushed the energy-heavy Thai index higher Australian shares rose more than 2% on Thursday, tracking gains on Wall Street as hopes that the […]

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 […]

Wednesday’s World Markets: Asia Pacific

Japan’s Nikkei share average rose 0.47% at 19,039.91 while the broader Topix gained 0.59% at 1,411.44, extending the rally into its 3rd day. Australian shares dropped more than 2% Wednesday, as concerns of a massive economic slump due to the coronavirus pandemic coupled with an outlook downgrade on the local economy and banking sector drove […]

Major Indexes Crack the Key Resistance and Fade to Flat

Major Indexes Crack the Key Resistance and Fade to Flat

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Tuesday, the major US stock indexes finished flat to unchanged after cracking Key overhead resistances. Stocks gapped up at the open after markets across Asia and Europe had good action overnight. The sharply higher start was attributed to optimism about a potential plateau in coronavirus cases, but the Key indices […]

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 […]

“Slowing US Virus Cases to Put Floor Under Stocks, Sunlight Ahead”

“Slowing US Virus Cases to Put Floor Under Stocks, Sunlight Ahead”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The DJIA rallied 7.7% to start the trading week. Sentiment was boosted by encouraging signs that the COVID-19 outbreak may be improving. The DJIA (+7.7%) and Russell 2000 (+8.2%) set the pace, followed by the NAS Comp (+7.3%) and S&P 500 (+7.0%). The positive bias was formed overnight in the […]

Monday’s World Markets Outlook: Asia- Pacific

The S&P/ASX 200 index was up 4.3% at 5,286.80 at the close of trade, after the benchmark closed 1.7% down Friday. Southeast Asian stock markets are higher Monday, tracking global equities that gained due to a slowdown in coronavirus-related deaths and new infections. Major European nations reported lower virus death rates, with Italy seeing the […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Coronavirus Broke Globalism

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, Coronavirus Broke Globalism

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Just In: Southeast Asian stock markets inched higher Monday, tracking global equities that gained due to a slowdown in coronavirus-related deaths and new infections Last Week’s US Stock Market View Technical Analysis: The action in the major US stock indexes over the past few sessions was almost identical as large-cap […]

Investors Looking at a Wide Range of Indicators for Market Direction

Investors Looking at a Wide Range of Indicators for Market Direction

$VXX $DIA $SPY $QQQ Investors are studying a wide range of technical indicators, from infection counts to more traditional indicators, for clues on the direction the markets will take in coming weeks as the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus continues to spread. Some point to signs that the worst of the waterfall sell-off 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, 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, […]

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 […]

The People Who ‘Hate’ President Trump Have Turned the Virus National Emergency into a Political ‘Football’

The People Who ‘Hate’ President Trump Have Turned the Virus National Emergency into a Political ‘Football’

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Just In: House Dems are said to be putting together a “9/11-style commission” where they will be investigating President Trump’s response to the coronavirus. This is shocking considering America is focused on beating the deadly disease and they cant get investigations out of their minds. The people who hate Donald […]

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 […]

The Coronavirus Will Change America

The Coronavirus Will Change America

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX America is at War President Trump is commanding and the nation’s governors, mayors and industry leaders are acting in concert to mobilization efforts for the major conflict. As with all major Wars, this will change how Americans think, engage with the world, and behave. Since WWII, Western leaders have embraced globalization, governed by rules for equitable competition, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

DJIA Marks Best Weekly Gainer Since 1938

DJIA Marks Best Weekly Gainer Since 1938

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Friday, investors took some profits after the American Aid bill was passed and sent to President Trump for signing. By the end of the session, the DJIA was off 4.1%, S&P 500 and NAS 3.8 shed 3.4% and 3.8% respectively. The strong gains made on the week drove the DJIA […]

20 November Options Trading for Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

20 November Options Trading for Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

$RACE Investors in Ferrari NV (NYSE:RACE) saw new options become available this week, for the 20 November expiration. 1 of the Key inputs that goes into the price an option buyer is willing to pay, is the time value, so with 239 days until expiration the newly available contracts represent a possible opportunity for sellers […]

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 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, 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 […]

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 […]

Tuesday’s World Markets: Asia, Oceania and EU

Just in: S&P 500 futures Vs fair value: +108.60. NAS Comp futures Vs fair value: +352.30. $SPY $QQQ Most Southeast Asian stock markets rebounded on Tuesday as global and regional stimulus measures to stem the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic lifted investor sentiment, while Thailand prepared to enter a month-long emergency. Thai shares gained […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Financial World Vs the Coronavirus

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street, the Financial World Vs the Coronavirus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX There is something very different about the coronavirus and the world’s reaction to it. That reaction is unprecedented, and unnerving. The past 4 wks have seen huge responses from central banks which were confident in the global economic outlook and in no hurry to move on rates. Since then we […]

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 […]

President Trump Vows Federal Aid Until Economy Recovers From Coronavirus Attack

President Trump Vows Federal Aid Until Economy Recovers From Coronavirus Attack

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX “Once we get the economy back, it is gonna all come back to us very quickly.” Friday, President Trump vowed to keep pushing for more federal spending until the economy recovers from the coronavirus outbreak, and said Americans can expect “much more” than $1,000 checks from the government. At a […]

Investors Optimistic, Small Caps Post Large Gains

Investors Optimistic, Small Caps Post Large Gains

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Thursday the S&P 500 advanced 0.5% in a session that saw it fall as much as 3.3% early and gain as much as 2.9% in the afternoon. The DJIA rose 1.0%, while the NAS Comp (+2.3%) and Russell 2000 (+6.8%) were the big movers today on strong gains in technology […]

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 Vows to ‘Go Big’ on US Economic Support

President Trump Vows to ‘Go Big’ on US Economic Support

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Tuesday, stocks bounced as President Trump promised he is “going big” with plans to prop up the staggering economy during the coronavirus crisis. The White House’s proposal at $1-T, augments the Fed’s latest emergency move to get markets running more smoothly. Professional investors expect the market’s big swings in both […]

The 1st Test of Our Economic Strength is a Man Made Virus

The 1st Test of Our Economic Strength is a Man Made Virus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX This health emergency was dismissed at 1st as a fleeting risk to the US economy has turned into a full test of whether 20 yrs of planning, regulation and research has left the financial system resilient to a major shock and the Fed able to mount a rescue. Preparations for an […]

Unprecedented Stresses in US Financial Markets Has Investor Sidelining Trillions in Cash

Unprecedented Stresses in US Financial Markets Has Investor Sidelining Trillions in Cash

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $USD $JPY $VXX Friday, Ultra Long-term US T-Bond futures moved about 1.3 pts a day on average in January, were down more than 7 pts on the day and off 36 pts from Monday’s high. Italian sovereign debt had imploded. An index of costs to insure corporate debt with credit-default swaps […]

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 […]

US Stocks Spike 9%+ on President Trump’s Plan to Bring the Country Together to Fight the Virus

US Stocks Spike 9%+ on President Trump’s Plan to Bring the Country Together to Fight the Virus

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX US stocks spiked 9%+ as President Trump joined reassured investors that he is stepping up efforts to protect the economy from the coronavirus fallout. All 3 major US stock market indexes rose 9%+, as President Trump declared a national emergency to help combat the virus and said the private sector […]

Gold Investors Taking Profits

Gold Investors Taking Profits

$XAU $GLD $USD Gold is heading for its biggest weekly decliner since Y 2013, despite climbing to the highest in more than 7 yrs earlier this week, as investors sell the precious Yellow metal to meet liquidity needs. Stocks have been in free fall for 16 sessions on concerns emergency fiscal and monetary packages will not […]

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 […]

Time to Step Back, Focus on Investing Not Day to Day Speculation, Do Not Sell American Markets Short

Time to Step Back, Focus on Investing Not Day to Day Speculation, Do Not Sell American Markets Short

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Investing like a savvy investor during a Bear market often yields better returns, but it means avoiding emotional-driven decisions. The benchmark that Wall Street uses to determine a Bear market is when the stock market takes a 20 – 22% decline. But following the strategies of millionaires or successful hedge funds […]

US Stock Bulls Up and Running

US Stock Bulls Up and Running

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX $VXX Tuesday, Wall Street’s Bulls came back to life rising from the edge of Bear market confirmation as bargain-hunters and notions of government stimulus calmed investors’ fears surrounding the coronavirus and prospects of a recession. All 3 major US stock market indexes spiked nearly 5% the day after they suffered their […]

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 […]

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