Gold Firms, Investors Move into Safe-haven Assets

Gold Firms, Investors Move into Safe-haven Assets

$GLD.$USD, $JPY FLASH: Last week gold posted its 3rd consecutive weekly gainer and rose 1%, the most since the week ending 1 February. The fundamentals Spot gold up 0.1% at $1,314.21 oz as of 0128 GMT. US gold futures up 0.2% at $1,314.40 oz. Investors sold shares Monday moving to the safety of bonds, while […]

UK PM May Faces Parliament Revolt, Plot to Oust Her

UK PM May Faces Parliament Revolt, Plot to Oust Her

FLASH: Theresa May summons Brexiteers to ward off coup. UK Prime Minister Theresa May was holding crisis talks with colleagues on Sunday working to revive her 2X Brexit deal after reports that her Cabinet was plotting to topple her. The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union was already slipping from Mrs. May’s weakened grasp […]

The Geopolitical Uncertainty Vs The Price of Gold

The Geopolitical Uncertainty Vs The Price of Gold

$GLD, $USD, $EUR, $GBP, $CNY What we have been seeing over the past few years is that confidence in government is fading and the price of Gold is rising. Some current examples The UK House of Commons voted 413-202 last week to delay Britain’s exit from the EU. Despite resounding defeats, Prime Minister Theresa May […]

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk Driving Vehicle Delivery ‘Priority’ Into Q-1 End

Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) CEO, Elon Musk Driving Vehicle Delivery ‘Priority’ Into Q-1 End

$TSLA Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) vehicle deliveries scheduled across Europe, China and North America should be a “primary priority” for all employees during the last 10 days of Q-1, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said in an e-Mail to employees Thursday. Deliveries set for 2 continents simultaneously with North America were a 1st for the Palo Alto, […]

BREXIT Delay Ahead

BREXIT Delay Ahead

UK Prime Minister Theresa May will ask the EU to delay BREXIT by at least 3 months after her plan to hold a 3rd vote on the divorce deal was thrown into disarray by a surprise intervention from the speaker of Parliament. Nearly 3 years after Britain voted narrowly to leave the EU, its departure […]

President Trump on BREXIT, “I’m Surprised at How Badly it Has All Gone

President Trump on BREXIT, “I’m Surprised at How Badly it Has All Gone

FLASH: President Trump says his administration “looks forward to negotiating a large scale Trade Deal with the United Kingdom” as the country continues to try to hash out its departure from the European Union. Thursday, President Trump said that he is “surprised at how badly” negotiations have gone between the United Kingdom and the European […]

Global Economy Hits Weakest Patch Since Financial Crisis

Global Economy Hits Weakest Patch Since Financial Crisis

The global economy’s softened throughout Y 2018 has left the pace of expansion the weakest since the global financial crisis a decade ago. A new GDP tracker puts world growth at 2.1% on a Q-Q annualized basis, down from about 4% in the middle of last year. While there is a chance that the economy […]

UK PM May Confirms Parliament Will Get to Vote between No-deal BREXIT and Delaying Departure from EU

UK PM May Confirms Parliament Will Get to Vote between No-deal BREXIT and Delaying Departure from EU

UPDATE: Britain’s Parliament strongly rejects Prime Minister’s BREXIT deal in major blow to EU divorce plan. Parliament Parliament to Vote between No-deal BREXIT and Delaying Departure from EU Thursday. UK PM Theresa May worked to win last-minute changes from the European Union to her BREXIT deal Monday, a day before a Key vote in Britain’s […]

EU Cannot Not Rely on US Growth to Help

EU Cannot Not Rely on US Growth to Help

FLASH: President Trump’s top economic adviser offered sharp criticism of the European Central Bank’s (ECB) revival of stimulus measures to spur the EU’s economy. National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow said that a ECB decision Thursday to extend a new round of cheap loans to the banking system wouldn’t be enough to fix the continent’s […]

EU’s Economic Collapse Brings on New ECB Initiatives

EU’s Economic Collapse Brings on New ECB Initiatives

$EUR FLASH: ECB will maintain current level of rates through the end of Y 2019 and launch new targeted longer-term refinancing operation (TLTRO-III) in September European Central Bank presented a huge set of monetary policy initiatives Thursday that sent economists and analysts on Twitter spinning. Below are some of their quick reactions as the EUR […]

Few Reasons to End Fed’s ‘patient’ Stance on Rates

Few Reasons to End Fed’s ‘patient’ Stance on Rates

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Next Fed rate hike several FMOC meetings ahead With inflation muted, but other risks to the US economy on the rise, the Fed’s patience on policy is nowhere close to running out, with 1 previously Kawkish central banker Tuesday signaling he could wait until at least June before touching […]

Trump Administration: The Future of Post-BREXIT UK-US Trade

Trump Administration: The Future of Post-BREXIT UK-US Trade

FLASH: Calling for “fair, balanced, and reciprocal trade with the UK” and “state of the art rules” to achieve it, the US Trade Representative has published an 18-page document of negotiating objectives for the forthcoming UK-U.S. trade deal both nations hope to strike if Britain finally leaves the EU. The new document, from President Trump’s Trade […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Lower, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Higher Notes: Trade talks dominate headlines with a new round of negotiations between the US and China expected in Washington Tuesday, and follow-up sessions at a higher level this week. Minutes of the Fed’s last policy meeting are due Wednesday and should provide more guidance on the likelihood or […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Higher, Crude Oil Mixed, Stocks Higher Notes: Trade talks dominated headlines with a new round of negotiations between the United States and China expected in Washington on Tuesday, and follow-up sessions at a higher level later in the week. Comments from European Central Bank’s Olli Rehn on Sunday have triggered speculation the […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Off, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Higher Notes: Minutes of the Fed’s last policy meeting are due Wednesday and should provide more guidance on the likelihood or not for rate hikes this year. There is also talk the Fed will keep a much larger balance sheet than previously planned. Financial markets are generally […]

Populists Changing EU, Elections Coming

Populists Changing EU, Elections Coming

FLASH: French police fired tear gas to disperse protesters who threw projectiles and set bins on fire in Paris, Lyon and Bordeaux on Saturday, as the 14th straight weekend of “yellow vest” protests took a violent turn Saturday afternoon. The failed socialist EU experiment under siege French far-right leader Marine Le Pen feels she is […]

BREXIT Uncertainty Dampens London Fashion Week

BREXIT Uncertainty Dampens London Fashion Week

London is taking its turn in the style spotlight with the opening of London Fashion Week, an extravaganza that will feature up-and-coming young designers along with big names like Victoria Beckham, Vivienne Westwood and Burberry. More than 100 catwalk shows are scheduled along with countless crowded, parties and dozens of presentations. The London-based Turkish designer […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Ranged, USD Higher, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Lower In Asia Notes:  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China scheduled to run through Friday.The United States has used tariffs as leverage to demand Beijing make major structural policy changes, including ending the forced transfer of American technology, fully enforcing intellectual property rights, and […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT FLASH: Gold Higher, USD Higher, Crude Oil Higher, Stocks Up In Asia Notes:  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China, as the 2 countries work to hammer out an agreement to resolve their trade dispute. The talks, scheduled to run through Friday, follow 3 days of deputy-level meetings to work […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Steady, USD Higher, Crude Oil Up, Stocks Up In Asia Notes:  US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Wednesday he hopes for “productive” trade meetings in China this week, as the 2 countries seek to hammer out an agreement to resolve the trade dispute. The Cboe Volatility Index (VIX) dropped overnight to as low as 14.95, […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD HighersCrude Oil UpStocks Up In Asia Notes: Messrs. Mnuchin and Lighthizer opened another round of trade talks in Beijing Monday to push for a deal to protect American IP, and avert a 2 March increase in US tariffs on Chinese goods. Gold: Gold prices steady Tuesday as investors kept a cautious stance ahead this round […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

3$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold EasedUSD CautiousCrude Oil DownStocks Off In Asia Notes: Messrs. Mnuchin and Lighthizer open another round of trade talks in Beijing this week to push for a deal to protect American intellectual property and avert a 2 March increase in US tariffs on Chinese goods. Gold: Gold prices eased Monday as uncertainties around US-China trade tensions […]

PM May Plays for Time on BREXIT Deal

PM May  Plays for Time on BREXIT Deal

UK PM Theresa May is seeking more time to renegotiate her BREXIT deal as Parliament threatens to take control over the process to stop the UK opting out of the EU with no agreement in place. The PM wrote a conciliatory letter to opposition Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, after he proposed setting her a new […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD SteadyCrude Oil DownStocks Off In Asia Notes: China closed all week for the Lunar New Year Thursday, the EC sharply cut its forecasts for euro zone economic growth due to global trade tensions and a numberof domestic challenges. Messrs. Mnuchin and Lighthizer are expected to kick off another round of trade talks in Beijing next week […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold OffUSD UpCrude Oil DownStocks Up In Asia Note: China closed all week for the Lunar New Year The Cboe Volatility (VIX) Index, Wall Street’s so-called “fear gauge,” dropped to 15.60, its lowest level in 4 months, Monday. Gold: Gold fell to a more than 1-week low Thursday, pressured by a stronger USD, but worries over slowing global […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD FirmCrude Oil UpStocks Subdued In Asia Note: China closed all week for the Lunar New Year The Cboe Volatility (VIX) Index, Wall Street’s so-called “fear gauge,” dropped to 15.60, its lowest level in 4 months, Monday. Gold: Gold prices held firm Wednesday after US President Trump, in his State of the Union speech, vowed to build […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold UpUSD FirmCrude Oil UpStocks Higher In Asia Note: China closed all week for the Lunar New Year The Cboe Volatility (VIX) Index, Wall Street’s so-called “fear gauge,” dropped to 15.60, its lowest level in 4 months, Monday. $VXX Gold: Gold rose Tuesday in thin trading as investors made purchases after prices touched 1-week lows Monday, but improved […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold OffUSD FirmCrude Oil UpStocks Steady In Asia Note: China closed all week for the Lunar New Year Gold: Gold prices slipped Monday as risk aversion waned amid some signs of progress in US-China trade talks, while a firm USD kept bullion under pressure. Spot gold was down 0.4% at $1,313.01 oz by 0552 GMT US […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold OffUSD EasedCrude Oil SteadyStocks Up In Asia Gold: Gold fell Friday as investors sought riskier assets on optimism the United States and China ill reach a trade deal, although a pause in US interest rate hikes kept bullion on track for a 2nd weekly increase. Spot gold fell 0.3% to $1,316.95 oz at 0719 GMT. Prices […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD EasedCrude Oil UpStocks Up In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) held its policy-setting meeting and stood pat with a very dovish tone. Officials from Washington and Beijing have launch a new round of trade talks aimed at resolving their disputes. Gold: A surge in gold purchases by central banks to the highest […]

Euro Will Tank as Germany Looks to Stimulate Europe

Euro Will Tank as Germany Looks to Stimulate Europe

Our target for the Euro over the next 2 years is parity to the USD. The EU have failed to recognize 1 simple fact, socialism does not work, and the people look set to pay a heavy price for the ignorance of their politicians. Germany will be left with the added burden of Merkel’s influx […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold HigherUSD EasedCrude Oil Off a BitStocks Flat to Little Change In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold its next policy-setting press conference on 30 January no hike expected. Officials from Washington and Beijing are set to launch a new round of trade talks on Wednesday aimed at resolving their disputes amid […]

There is No Indication of a Recession Coming to the US, Economy is Strong, Growth is Steady

There is No Indication of a  Recession Coming to the US, Economy is Strong, Growth is  Steady

Tune out the Noise! There has been a slowdown in the United States’ economy when it comes to Europe and China, but overall, the economy remains “quite strong,” and there are no indications of a looming recession, US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Tuesday. “We still see tremendous investment in capital and human investments,” Mr. […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD FlatCrude Oil SteadyStocks Higher In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold it next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. Gold: Gold price broke psyche resistance at 1300 oz Gold futures are hanging near 7-month highs at $1,302.2 oz. Spot gold was last at 1,304.19 after breaking above a the Key psych […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD FlatCrude Oil downStocks Higher In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold it next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. Gold: Gold prices held steady Monday, near a 7-month peak scaled in previous session, on hopes the Fed will keep interest rates unchanged during its 2-day policy meeting this week. Spot gold […]

The EU is a Failed Experiment in Socialism, it is “Coming apart before our eyes”

The EU is a Failed Experiment in Socialism, it is  “Coming apart before our eyes”

The rise of populism is leading to Europe “coming apart before our eyes,” a group of 30 historians and Nobel laureates from 21 countries conclude in a co-signed letter Sunday. “We must now will Europe or perish beneath the waves of populism,” the letter reads, per the report. “We must rediscover political voluntarism or accept that resentment, […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD FlatCrude Oil UpStocks Rise In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold the next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. Washington Thursday signaled it could impose sanctions on Venezuela’s Crude Oil exports as Caracas descends further into political and economic chaos. The US-China trade discussions will provide insight into how talks are […]

The USA is the ‘Hottest Economy in World’

The USA is the ‘Hottest Economy in World’

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow says the indicators for the USA show that America is the ‘hottest economy’ in the world. He predicted the next monthly unemployment report will likely shock naysayers.  Mr. Kudlow said the economy will snap back from any “glitch” created by partial government shutdown, as that […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD FlatCrude Oil DownStocks Rise In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold the next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. China reported its lowest annual economic growth since Y 1990 and must stimulate, but its retail markets are expanding widely. China makes up 19% of the world’s economy, the slowdown this year […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold SteadyUSD FlatCrude Oil UpStocks Off In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold the next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. China reported its lowest annual economic growth since Y 1990 and must stimulate. Gold: Gold prices stood firm Wednesday on higher demand for safe-haven assets over concerns of slowing global economy and […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold OffUSD FlatCrude Oil DownStocks Off In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold the next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. China’s state planner Tuesday warned that the downward pressure on the economy will affect China’s job market as falling factory orders point to a further drop in activity in coming months and […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Up USD Soft Crude Oil Higher Stocks Up In Asia Notes: The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold the next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. UK PM May will return to Parliament Monday to set out how she plans to try to break the BREXIT deadlock after her deal was rejected by […]

More Time for BREXIT Possible

More Time for BREXIT Possible

The Latest on Britain’s exit from the EU Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is suggesting it may be possible to give Britain more time to leave the European Union if it comes up with a good strategy, saying a no-deal BREXIT would be bad for everyone. Chancellor Kurz is quoted by Germany’s Welt am Sonntag newspaper […]

China Signals Willingness to Eliminate Trade Imbalance with US

China Signals Willingness to Eliminate Trade Imbalance with US

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX INDUSTRY WATCH Strong: Industrials, Materials, Financials, Consumer Discretionary Weak: Utilities, Real Estate China’s willingness to eliminate the US trade imbalance. According to a report Friday, China made an offer during trade negotiations earlier this month to boost the amount of US imports, such that the trade balance with the US would be […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Steady USD Firm Crude Oil Higher Stocks Up In Asia Notes: A report Thursday saying that Washington was considering lifting some or all tariffs imposed on Chinese imports buoyed financial markets, including Crude Oil. The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold the next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. Gold: Spot gold was set for its 5th straight […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Steady USD Firm Crude Oil Lower Stocks Mixed In Asia Notes: Spot gold is about to exit a Neutral range of $1,285-$1,299, and either rise to $1,311 or drop towards $1,268. The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) will hold the next policy-setting meeting on 29-30 January. Gold: Gold has gained for 5 weeks running, but prices have been […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Up USD Lower Crude Oil Steady Stocks Steady including Japan In Asia Notes: On the earnings front, US banks: Goldman Sachs (GS) will be in focus Wednesday Expectations are low with profits for US companies forecast to rise 6.4%, down from an 1 October estimate of 10.2% and a big fall from 2018’s tax cut-fueled gainer of more […]

German Economy Seeing Worst Year Since 2013

German Economy Seeing Worst Year Since 2013

Germany’s economic performance in Y 2018 was its weakest in 5 years, it was reported Tuesday. The German economy grew 1.5% last year, a sharp decliner from the 2.2% expansion in Y 2017, and the slowest annual rate since the European debt crisis in Y 2013. Experts say the slowdown was due to a number of […]

BREXIT Update: PM May’s Government Survived No-confidence Vote

BREXIT Update: PM May’s Government Survived No-confidence Vote

$GBP, $USD Wednesday, British Prime Minister Theresa May’s government survived a no-confidence vote, a day after her BREXIT deal was overwhelmingly rejected by lawmakers. The House of Commons expressed confidence in the government by 325 votes to 306, meaning Mrs. May can remain in office. There was no effect on US financial markets. Tuesday, UK […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Steady USD Lower Crude Oil Up Stocks Higher including Japan In Asia Notes: On the earnings front, US banks are in sharp focus with Quarterly results from JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) this week. Monday, Citigroup (C) beat profit estimates. The bank’s shares rose 4.0% and bolstered the S&P financial […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Higher USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Lower sans Japan In Asia Notes: On the earnings front, US banks are in sharp focus with Quarterly results from Citigroup (C) due Monday followed by JPMorgan Chase (JPM), Wells Fargo (WFC), Goldman Sachs (GS) and Morgan Stanley (MS) later in the week. Expectations are low with profits for US companies […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Higher USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Higher sans Japan In Asia Gold: Gold prices climbed Friday as USD retreated on expectations the Fed will pause interest rate hikes if the US economy slows this year, while investors awaited news on progress in the US-Chinatrade talks. Spot gold rose 0.6% to $1,293.55 oz as at 0604 GMT, heading […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Higher USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Higher sans Japan In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose Thursday as expectations that the Fed will pause its rate tightening cycle this year. Spot gold was up 0.2% at $1,295.84 oz as of 0556 GMT, hanging near Friday’s at $1,298.42, a mark last seen in mid-June 2018. US gold futures gained […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Lower USD Lower Crude Oil Up Stocks Higher In Asia Note: US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter overnight that “Talks with China are going very well!” Gold: Gold treads lower on improved risk appetite, while Palladium marks record highs Spot gold slipped 0.2% to $1,282.61 oz by 0600 GMT, and US gold futures settled down 0.1% at […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Steady USD Lower Crude Oil Stable Stocks Dip In Asia Note: Presidents Trump to speak to the Nation Tuesday on Key issues of national security. Gold: Gold held steady Tuesday as bets on a pause in US interest rate hikes and hopes of a US-China trade deal put pressure on USD, but an improved risk appetite capped gains for the […]

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Up USD Lower Crude Oil Up Stocks Higher In Asia Note: Presidents Trump and Xi spoke Sunday, tone was optimistic as US trade representatives arrived in Beijing for official trade talks Monday. Gold: Gold rose Monday, helped by a weaker USD on expectations that the Fed may/will apply brakes on its monetary tightening cycle in Y 2019, an […]

Looking Ahead: Seeing No Rate Hikes, No Recession, 20%+ Rally Ahead

Looking Ahead: Seeing No Rate Hikes, No Recession, 20%+ Rally Ahead

$SPY, $GLD Surprise, after all of the ‘bunk’ you have heard since early October, do not be shocked that there will be no additional Fed rate hikes, a 20% S&P 500 rally and no recession.. Byron Wein defines “surprise” as an event that the average investor would only assign a 33% chance of taking place […]

Asia 2019: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia 2019: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Up USD Lower Crude Oil Up Stocks Higher In Asia Note: Asian shares found some comfort Friday as Beijing announced a new round of trade talks with Washington, though recession fear has markets betting the next move in US interest rates might be down. And Chinese Premier Li Keqiang also signaled further policy easing and support for small […]

Asia 2019: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia 2019: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Up USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Higher In Asia Gold:  Gold prices scaled a more than 6-month highs Thursday as worries about a global economic slowdown and volatility in equities boosted safe-haven buying, while a weaker USD offered support. Spot gold touched its highest mark since 15 June at $1,290.09, and was trading up 0.3% at $1,288.43 […]

Asia 2019: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia 2019: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Down USD Lower Crude Oil Down Stocks Higher Notes: Selling pressure on US stocks fading, positive sentiment recovering. The Big Q: Will stock markets can sustain their recovery at the start of the New Year? Notes: Cooperation is the best choice for both China and the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Trump in a congratulatory […]

BREXIT 2019: It May Not Happen

BREXIT 2019: It May Not Happen

Now the chances of the UK leaving the EU are “50-50’’ if Parliament rejects Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement in January, International Trade Secretary Liam Fox said in an interview Sunday. “If we were not to vote for that, I’m not sure I would give it much more than 50-50,” the veteran campaigner for […]

Asia 2019: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

Asia 2019: Gold, USD, Crude Oil, Stocks & Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Up USD Off Crude Oil Up Stocks Higher Notes: Selling pressure on US stocks fading, positive sentiment recovering. The Big Q: Will stock markets can sustain their recovery at the start of the New Year? In Asia Gold: Gold on pace to end the year on a high note after rallying almost 5% in the past month […]

In Asia: Gold Up, USD Off, Stocks Up + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Up, USD Off, Stocks Up + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Up USD Off Crude Oil Choppy Stocks Higher Notes: Selling pressure on US equities is beginning to fade, but the VIX is still around 29 with investor risk sentiment still recovering. The CBOE Volatility Index rose mid-week to 36, its highest mark since early February. It has since pulled back to 29, still above a recent […]

In Asia: Gold Flat, USD Off, Stocks Up + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Flat, USD Off, Stocks Up + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Flat USD Off Crude Oil Lower Asian Stocks Higher Notes: There was no single trigger for the overnight relief rally on Wall Street, though a Mastercard Inc report that sales during the US holiday shopping season rose the most in 6 years in Y 2018 helped allay concerns about the health of the US economy There […]

In Asia: Gold Up, USD Soft, Stocks Up + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Up, USD Soft, Stocks Up + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Soft Crude Oil Up Asian Stocks Higher  Note: US President Trump, could shut down the government Friday, as Senate did not vote to fund The Wall at the southern border, Congress reconvenes Wednesday. In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose Monday, holding ground near a 6-month high hit last week, as investors are still concerned about political […]

In Asia: Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Off + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Off + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Steady USD Down Crude Oil Off Asian Stocks Off  Notes: The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announce its interest rate stance Wednesday, the market sold off. In Asia Gold: Gold prices steadied on Thursday, after shedding half a percent in the previous session as the Fed delivered a less-dovish outlook on monetary tightening than many wanted and had […]

In Asia: Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Off + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Off + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Down Crude Oil Off Asian Stocks Off  Notes: The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) will announce its interest rate stance at 2:00p EST Wednesday, the market is focused. In Asia Gold: Gold prices moved to 5-month highs Wednesday as a softer USD supported the coin and bar buyers, while investors awaited cues on the rate […]

In Asia: Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Cautious + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Cautious + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Down Crude Oil Off Asian Stocks Cautious  Notes: We do not believe OPEC cuts will work this time around with Qatar going out and Iran refusing to cut, and there is a Big Q is when Russia will go to its agreed production level. US shale oil production will continue to increase. So, […]

In Asia: Gold Flat, USD Firm, Stocks Cautious + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Flat, USD Firm, Stocks Cautious + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Flat to Little Changed USD Mixed/Firm Crude Oil Steady Asian Stocks Cautious  Notes: We do not believe OPEC cuts will work this time around with Qatar going out and Iran refusing to cut, and there is a Big Q mark when Russia will go to its agreed production level. And US production will go on […]

In Asia: Gold Steady, USD Mixed/Firm, Stocks Falling + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Steady, USD Mixed/Firm, Stocks Falling + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Steady USD Mixed/Firm Crude Oil Off Asian Stocks Falling In Asia Notes: China feeling the pain, the nation’s November retail sales grew at the weakest pace since Y 2003 and industrial output rose the least in nearly 3 years as domestic demand softened further, underlining rising risks to the economy as Beijing now works to quickly […]

In Asia: Gold Flat, USD Weakening, Stocks Rising + Commodities

In Asia: Gold Flat, USD Weakening, Stocks Rising + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices flat USD Weakening Crude Oil Up Asian Stocks Rising In Asia Note: Reuters reported Wednesday that Chinese state-owned companies have bought more than 1.5-M tonnes of US Soybean in the 1st major US Soybean purchases in more than 6 months.  Markets are slowly growing less pessimistic about the chances of a US-China trade deal after a […]

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Rising + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Rising + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Down Crude Oil Up Asian Stocks Rising In Asia Gold: Gold prices climbed Wednesday morning in Asia, despite indications that the Fed might lower interest rates in the next 2 years. Gold Futures for February delivery hiked 0.18% to $1,250.55 at 11:37p EST (03:37 GMT) on the COMEX, while the US Dollar (.DXY), tracking the […]

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Falling + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Falling + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Down Crude Oil Up Asian Stocks Declining In Asia Gold: Gold prices up Tuesday in Asia as the USD fell. Gold futures for February delivery on the COMEX division of the New York Merc traded 0.3% higher at $1,252.70 oz by 1:24 AM EST (05:24 GMT).  The precious Yellow metal marked its biggest weekly gainer since August last week. Technically, the break of $1,250 […]

Europe Shows it is Anti-Democracy

Europe Shows it is Anti-Democracy

The UK is free to unilaterally revoke a notification to depart from the EU, the European Court has ruled. The judicial body said this could be done without changing the terms of London’s membership in the bloc. The European Court of Justice (ECJ) opined in a document issued on Monday that Britain can reverse Article […]

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Falling + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Falling + Commodities

$GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Down Crude Oil Mixed Asian Stocks Declining In Asia Gold: Gold prices are up Monday in Asia on a softer USD, gold for February delivery on the COMEX division of the New York Merc traded 0.2% higher at $1,254.75 oz by 1:24a EST (05:24 GMT).  Gold prices were near at their highest level since July on Friday and notched up […]

Paris Cleans Up After Weekend Riots

Paris Cleans Up After Weekend Riots

Paris cleaning up after weekend riots and over 1000 arrests Sunday. Workers in Paris swept broken glass and towed away burnt-out cars  Sunday after the latest violent “Yellow Vest” protest. The government announced that President Emmanuel Macron, 40 anni, would address the nation sometime this week, he is now under a lot of pressure. “You […]

The Protests Grow: ‘Yellow Vest’ Rally in Belgium, Netherlands

The Protests Grow: ‘Yellow Vest’ Rally in Belgium, Netherlands

The Protests Grow: ‘Yellow Vest’ Rally in Belgium, Netherlands Hundreds of Yellow  Vest protesters calling for the resignation of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel marched on the European Quarter of Brussels Saturday, as the movement that started in France made its mark in Belgium and the Netherlands. Police used pepper spray and scuffled with a […]

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Recovering + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Recovering + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Recovering + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Down Crude Oil Fell Asian Stocks Recovering Notes: Markets await US NFPs data, expected at 0830 EST (1330 GMT), for clues about the health of the world’s biggest economy which could influence FOMC monetary policy. NFPs for November are expected to fall by 200,000 jobs. US unemployment and […]

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Down + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Down Crude Oil Fell Asian Stocks Down In Asia Gold: Gold is higher Thursday as growing risk aversion weighed on USD Spot gold up 0.2% at $1,239.86 oz as of 0429 GMT US gold futures up 0.2% at $1,244.9 oz. Note: Technicals; Spot gold may test resistance at $1,245 oz Markets are […]

Gold Dipped, USD Up, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Dipped, USD Up, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Dipped, USD Up, Stocks Down + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Dipped USD Up Crude Oil Fell Asian Stocks Down In Asia Gold: Gold prices dipped Wednesday, retreating from a more than 5-week high marked in Tuesday’s session. Spot gold was off 0.3% at $1,234.71 oz, as of 0422 GMT US gold futures were down 0.5% at $1,240.2 oz. Gold is mainly […]

Gold Up, USD Falls, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Falls, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Falls, Stocks Down + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Falls Crude Oil Up Asian Stocks Down Gold: Gold prices gained Tuesday, after hitting a more than 1-month high earlier in the session, as USD slipped after the US and China agreed to a temporary truce in their trade conflict spurring global stock markets North US gold futures (GCcv1) […]

Gold Up, USD Falls, Stocks Rise + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Falls, Stocks Rise + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Falls, Stocks Rise + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up USD Falls Crude Oil Up Asian Stocks Up Notes: China and the United States agreed during a weekend meeting in Argentina of the G-20 not to impose additional trade tariffs for at least 90 days while the pair hold talks to resolve existing dispute between the […]

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs

Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping Agree to Trade Truce + Removal of Tariffs US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agree to a trade truce in their dinner meeting Saturday Deal includes no trade tariffs after 1 January 2019 US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, reached a trade war […]

Gold Gains, USD Sags, Stocks Rise + Commodities

Gold Gains, USD Sags, Stocks Rise + Commodities

Gold Gains, USD Sags, Stocks Rise + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Gains US Dollar Sags Crude Oil Up Asian Stocks Up In Asia Investors in commodity markets are looking ahead to the meeting of leaders of the G-20 nations, the world’s biggest economies, on 30 November – 1 December with the US-China, US-EU trade disputes at the Top of […]

Gold Lower, USD Steady, Stocks Subdued + Commodities

Gold Lower, USD Steady, Stocks Subdued + Commodities

Gold Lower, USD Steady, Stocks Subdued + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Lower US Dollar Steady Crude Oil Up Asian Stocks Subdued In Asia Gold: Gold prices were flat Wednesday pressured by a robust USD after 1 senior Fed official reaffirmed the need for a further increase in interest rates while another made a case for no more interest rate hikes […]

Giant German Automakers Facing 25% US Tariffs on its Cars

Giant German Automakers Facing 25% US Tariffs on its Cars

Giant German Automakers Facing 25% US Tariffs on it Cars $VLKAY, $BMWYY, $POAHY, $DDAIF European auto stocks extended losses on Tuesday after a German magazine reported that US President Donald Trump could impose tariffs on imported EU cars starting next week. Wirtschaftswoche cited “EU sources” as saying a US Department of Commerce investigation report was […]

Gold Lower, USD Steady, Stocks Up + Commodities

Gold Lower, USD Steady, Stocks Up + Commodities

Gold Lower, USD Steady, Stocks Up + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Lower US Dollar Steady Crude Oil Flat Asian Stocks Up In Asia Gold: Gold prices are Tuesday as USD steadied on fears of a slowdown in global economic growth and come caution about the resolution US-China trade dispute ahead of the G-20 meeting in Argentina. Spot gold was down 0.1% […]

Gold Flat, USD Higher, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Flat, USD Higher, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Flat, USD Higher, Stocks Down + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Flat US Dollar Higher Crude Oil Flat Asian Stocks Down In Asia Gold: Gold prices are flat to little changed Monday with investors looking to a G-20 Summit this week for signs of a coming resolution in the US – China trade dispute.  Spot gold was little changed at […]

Gold Up, USD Off, Stocks Mixed + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Off, Stocks Mixed + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Off, Stocks Mixed + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up US Dollar Off Crude Oil Off Asian Stocks Mixed In Asia Gold: Gold prices held recent gains in early Asian trade Friday on lingering doubts over the pace of rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve, putting the precious Yellow metal on track for a 2nd straight weekly […]

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