Record Number of Funds Buying Insurance Against Stocks Fall

Record Number of Funds Buying Insurance Against Stocks Fall

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $BAC, FLASH: Global investors’ equity allocations fell 6% in May and 34 % of fund managers have taken out protection against sharp stock market declines in coming months, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s (NYSE:BAC) latest monthly survey found Tuesday. The proportion of investors preparing for equity falls is the highest […]

Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged, Investors Bet Rate Cut Coming

Fed Keeps Rates Unchanged, Investors Bet Rate Cut Coming

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Global equities declined Wednesday, capping a 3-day winning streak after the Fed held rates steady as expected, but comments from Fed Chairman Powell cast doubt on whether the central bank’s next move would be a rate cut, as expected. The Fed left its Key interest rate unchanged Wednesday and […]

Market Looking for a Dovish Stance from the FOMC Wednesday

Market Looking for a Dovish Stance from the FOMC Wednesday

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The market is looking for a Dovish stance from the FOMC when it comes to its interest rate projections for Y 2019.  Everything will come into view at 2:00p EST Wednesday Investors in pain from a difficult year hope the Fed will align with President Trump’s ‘demand’ for dovishness in […]

Bitcoin (BTC) Short Bets Spike

Bitcoin (BTC) Short Bets Spike

Bitcoin (BTC) Short Bets Spike $BTCUSD The pessimistic sentiment around Bitcoin (BTC) prices saw the number of shorts spike to a 6-week high Thursday. Bitcoin is on track to post its biggest annual price drop on record. That would change only if prices rise above $5,959. The symmetrical triangle breakdown favors a drop to $3,474. […]

Wall Street Bets Yes, President Trump’s America First Policy Working

Wall Street Bets Yes, President Trump’s America First Policy Working

Wall Street Bets Yes, President Trump’s America First Policy Working $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ Friday, US stocks rose as investors bet on progress in US-China trade meeting Saturday, and the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq posted their biggest weekly percentage gains in almost 7 years. DJIA saw its largest weekly advancer in 2 years, as investors […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Looking Back Over the Year.5

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Looking Back Over the Year.5

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Looking Back Over the Past Year.5 $TSLA In the wake of his recent Axios interview of Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO Elon Musk broadcast a lot of stuff to his listeners and devotees. Much is hyperbole, some is fact. Below are of some things that happened at the fledgling US EV maker over the past year.5, as […]

Options Traders Setup for More Volatile Market Action 

Options Traders Setup for More Volatile Market Action 

Options Traders Setup for More Volatile Market Action $VXX, $CBOE, $SPY For the 2nd time this year, volatility has come back into the markets, and traders in the stock options market are betting ongoing market gyrations are not about to let up any time soon. People are betting action could come from either direction. This […]

Gold Down and USD Up on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Down and USD Up on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold Gold is down more than 13% from an April high, largely because of the stronger USD Concerns about Iran sanctions led to a widening difference between NYMEX WTI Crude and ICE Brent Crude prices Global mining […]

Gold Up and USD Up on FOMC Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Up and USD Up on FOMC Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Up and USD Up on FOMC Rate Hike + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Thursday, Gold prices rose, as investors looked for bargains after the metal fell a 2-week lows in the prior session following a US interest rate hike and as limited gains in USD after the decision supported demand […]

Gold Steady on Flat USD, and FOMC Rate Policy Announcement + Commodities

Gold Steady on Flat USD, and FOMC Rate Policy Announcement + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold prices drifting in a narrow range Wednesday as investors awaited cues of the FOMC’s 2-day meeting, where policymakers are expected to raise interest rates for the 3rd time this year. Spot gold was up […]

Gold Flat on Firm USD, China Trade Tensions Continue + Commodities

Gold Flat on Firm USD, China Trade Tensions Continue + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold was steady Tuesday on US-China trade tensions after $200-B of tariffs came into effect, investors stay on the sidelines ahead of the FOMC policy meeting. Spot gold was barely changed at 1,198.28 oz by 0056 GMT. […]

Gold Down on From USD, as China Halts Trade Talks + Commodities

Gold Down on From USD, as China Halts Trade Talks + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold edged lower Monday, as USD held firm on news that China has cancelled trade talks with the United States, with the market also eyeing this week’s FOMC policy meeting for guidance on […]

Gold Prices Up, Easing Trade Concerns Soften USD + Commodities

Gold Prices Up, Easing Trade Concerns Soften USD + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Asian stocks extended gains Friday thanks to Wall Street marking all-time highs, as investors believe that the latest exchange of tariffs between the United States and China may be less damaging than initially feared. […]

Gold Prices Steady, Trade Concerns Pressure USD + Commodities

Gold Prices Steady, Trade Concerns Pressure USD + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN,$WEAT In Asia Asian stocks followed global indexes higher Thursday, as investors took a less bearish view on the impact of the US-China trade war on markets, a sharp contrast to dim expectations economists had on US growth amid the […]

Gold Prices Up, as USD Eases + Commodities

Gold Prices Up, as USD Eases + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN,$WEAT  Gold prices edged up Wednesday, as the USD weakened despite another round of reciprocal tariffs in the US-China trade dispute. In focus 19 September 2018 Spot gold up 0.1 % to 1,199.18 oz by 0044 GMT US gold futures […]

Let’s Consider Silver’s Very Low Numbers

Let’s Consider Silver’s Very Low Numbers

Let’s Consider Silver’s Very Low Numbers $SLV, $GLD The Devils Metal will bounce right back up in symmetrical proportionally when the short covering begins to happen. Let’s consider silver’s numbers. The 52-wk low in specs’ silver-futures shorts was 41.5-K contracts in mid-September 2017.  Getting back there would require an astounding 78.6-K contracts of short-covering buying.  […]

Bears Betting $2.1-B that a Marijuana ‘Bust’ is Coming

Bears Betting $2.1-B that a Marijuana ‘Bust’ is Coming

Bears Betting $2.1-B that a Marijuana ‘Bust’ is Coming $TWMJF, $ACBFF The total value of Short positions in global marijuana-related stocks has climbed to a record approaching $2.1-B, according an analyst at IHS Markit in Boston. Short sellers have increased their positions amid concern that the sector is overvalued, and it’s becoming easier to find […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Short Sellers Press Their Bets

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Short Sellers Press Their Bets

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) Short Sellers Press Their Bets $TSLA Noted Short-seller Jim Chanos of Kynikos Associates continued to add to his Short position in electric car maker Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) throughout the year even as the company’s shares rallied, he said at the Reuters Global Investment 2018 Outlook Summit  Tuesday. Mr. Chanos, who 1st disclosed his […]

Crude Oil Markets Getting Hammered. WTI Target $29 bbl

Crude Oil Markets Getting Hammered. WTI Target $29 bbl

Crude Oil Markets Getting Hammered. WTI Target $29 bbl $USO, $OIL There is a Big Bet that prices are about to sink to their lowest marks in more than a year. About $7-M worth of options changed hands Friday that will pay off if WTI Crude Oil (NYSEArca:USO) falls beneath $39 bbl by mid-July, according to […]

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 […]

Hedge Funds Very Bullish Copper Price

Hedge Funds Very Bullish Copper Price

Hedge Funds Very Bullish Copper Price $CU After hitting an 18-month high on an intra-day basis last Monday, the price of Copper price has come under pressure as the Bullishness about the impact of Donald Trump’s $500-B infrastructure plans on demand for the Red metal pauses. Friday, Copper at 2.6155 trading at support levels on the […]

Big Investors Back Off Bonds Fueling This Bull Market

Big Investors Back Off Bonds Fueling This Bull Market

Big Investors Back Off Bonds Fueling This Bull Market $SPY US voters’ decision to elect Donald Trump US President may extend the life of this 7-year Bull Market in US stocks. That is the consensus of prominent investors attending this week’s Reuters Global Investment Outlook Summit. Expectations that Donald Trump will successfully engineer massive new […]

Betting Markets that Predicted Brexit Vote Are Pointing to Trump Victory

Betting Markets that Predicted Brexit Vote Are Pointing to Trump Victory

Betting Markets that Predicted Brexit Vote Are Pointing to Trump Victory Despite the constant Blustering by the corrupt media, the professional betting markets are predicting a Trump victory in November. The Independent reported: It is news that will strike fear into the hearts of perhaps 50% of America and large chunks of the world outside […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $CORN, $SOYB, $WEAT Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) grains futures finished mixed Monday, with Corn and Soybean futures rising, and Wheat declining after Friday’s quarterly grain stockpiles report. The most active Corn contract for December delivery rose 9.25 cents, or 2.75%, to 3.46 bu. December Wheat delivery dropped 6.5 cents, […]

Hedge Funds Exit Bull Bets on Crude Oil

Hedge Funds Exit Bull Bets on Crude Oil

Hedge Funds Exit Bull Bets on Crude Oil $OIL, $USO Hedge funds’ net Long position in Crude Oil has fallen by nearly 100-M bbls over the last 2 weeks Hedge funds tempered their Bullishness towards the petroleum complex during the 1st week of September, according to positioning data from regulators and exchanges. Hedge funds and […]