Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $VXX FlASH: Global Market Uncertainty Means Precious Metals Will Continue To Rise This level of uncertainty in the global markets will prompt a massive move in the precious metals markets as traders and investors continue to put money into precious metals as a means to hedge against fear […]

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)Critic Calling for Elon Musk to Resign Over Solar Controversy

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA)Critic Calling for Elon Musk to Resign Over Solar Controversy

$TSLA $WMT Hedge fund investor David Einhorn, a well-known Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) critic, has joined into the controversy over the company’s burning solar systems. He called on Tesla CEO Elon Musk to resign after a report overnight showed the company tried to replace faulty parts in its rooftop solar panel systems as part of an […]

Gold is ‘The Defense’ Vs Falling USD and Recession

Gold is ‘The Defense’ Vs Falling USD and Recession

$GLD, $GDX, $XAU, $USD FLASH: Gold is in Vogue while this new fresh wave of monetary easing blows a bubble in risk assets, aka “always take what the market gives” Note: On 26 July, the European Central Bank (ECB) made an announcement that could have an impact of future gold prices. According to Reuters, European […]

President Trump Vs Fed, Gold Wins

President Trump Vs Fed, Gold Wins

$XAU, $GLD, $USD President Trump continues his relentless attacks against the Fed and their strong dollar Tuesday with his most recent Tweets: “This is because the Euro and other currencies are devalued against the dollar, putting US at a big disadvantage. The Fed Interest rate way too high, added to ridiculous quantitative tightening! They don’t […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Hedging Bets on This Aristocrat

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Hedging Bets on This Aristocrat

$RACE The Big Q: Is Ferrari ready for a Pit Stop? The Big A: Recently, Seeking Alpha contributor Taylor Dart argued that Ferrari (RACE) was “due for a pit stop.” Although Mr. Dart saw the possibility of Ferrari making new highs over the next 12 to 18 months, he wrote that the stock was “priced […]

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 […]

Being Bullish Gold and Gold Miners

Being Bullish Gold and Gold Miners

$GLD, $XAU, $USD Forbes.com recently published 3 reasons why savvy investors need to always own gold in their portfolios. Essentially, you can never play it too safe when it comes to investing. “Holding an overweight position of an unlevered asset with limited supply such as gold will offer one of the few safe havens for […]

‘Smart Money’ is in Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

‘Smart Money’ is in Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

$RACE FLASH: Smart Money is right about Ferrari Ferrari N.V. (NYSE:RACE) investors should be aware of an increase in enthusiasm from smart money in here. Our calculations also showed that RACE isn’t among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds aka smart money. In today’s market there are a large number of indicators investors […]

Managed Money Still Sidelined Missing the Best January in 30 Years

Managed Money Still Sidelined Missing the Best January in 30 Years

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: San Francisco Fed President Mary Daly said Friday afternoon that the central bank is debating whether QE (quantitative easing) should be reserved for emergencies or used more readily. Market turned; S&P 500 NAS Comp and RUTX finished in the Green, DJIA off a bit. The S&P 500 utilities sector […]

Hedge Fund Money Not Chasing This Stock Rally

Hedge Fund Money Not Chasing This Stock Rally

$SPY The data reveals that hedge fund money has not been chasing the January late December – January rally in US stocks. It is on the sidelines. According to Macro Risk Advisors, these big-money managers are acting much more like it is the aftermath of the Y 2008 financial crisis than the relatively low-volatility environment […]

Real Inflation is Here, Gold is the Hedge of Choice for Savvy Participants

Real Inflation is Here, Gold is   the Hedge of Choice for Savvy Participants

$GLD, $USD Some economists who favor the ‘dollar/gold price’ seem to be blind to the rise in financial power of the precious Yellow metal. We believe that real inflation will become a better gauge to see how well this metric is doing. Using USD’s strength to measure net worth in the US could give 1 the impression that […]

Buy Gold, Bet on Tight Supply

Buy Gold, Bet on Tight Supply

$GLD, $SLV, $USD Gold’s supply/demand prospects have caught the eye of 1 billionaire. “For the 1st time in my life, I bought gold because it is a good hedge,” Sam Zell, the founder of Equity Group Investments, said in a Bloomberg TV interview. “Supply is shrinking and that is going to have a positive impact on […]

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Reports on Completing Its Stock Buyback Program

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Reports on Completing Its Stock Buyback Program

Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) Reports on Completing Its Stock Buyback Program $RACE Ferrari (NYSE:RACE) announced Wednesday that under the common share buyback program announced on 9 February 2018, the Company has purchased additional common shares; reported in aggregate form, on daily basis – on the Italian Stock Exchange (MTA) and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) as in […]

President Trump and The Fed Want to See Inflation

President Trump and The Fed Want to See Inflation

President Trump and The Fed Want to See Inflation $USD, $SPY, $GLD, $SLV The value of USD is determined by a number of variables. For example, this year’s trade wars with China have resulted in a stronger Buck and a weakened RMB Yuan. There are a few internal mechanisms that can be used to raise or […]

It is Very Expensive to Hedge Cannabis Stocks

It is Very Expensive to Hedge Cannabis Stocks

It is Very Expensive to Hedge Cannabis Stocks $TLRY, $MJ, $SZT, $SPY Stock investors caught up in the cannabis craze has driven marijuana stocks to record highs, options traders are paying the most ever to hedge against a fall. Skyrocketing marijuana stocks have driven the $560-M ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF (MJ), up more than 60% […]

Cryptocurrecy’s Use in Hedging Gaining Traction

Cryptocurrecy’s Use in Hedging Gaining Traction

Cryptocurrecy’s Use in Hedging Gaining Traction $BTCUSD Cryptocurrencies have lost 100’s of Billions in total market cap since December 2017, add to that continued confusion about its regulatory status in the US and elsewhere, we might expect that the nascent crypto hedge fund industry would be struggling. But, a report by CryptoGlobe suggests that this is not the case. In fact, the pace […]

Morgan Stanley Notes: Bitcoin Cannot Match Gold as Inflation Hedge

Morgan Stanley Notes: Bitcoin Cannot Match Gold as Inflation Hedge

Morgan Stanley Notes: Bitcoin Cannot Match Gold as Inflation Hedge $GLD, $BTCUSD, $MS, $GS Bitcoin is better than Gold and is probably better than conventional fiat (paper) currencies as a medium of exchange. But the conventional view that this new cryptocurrency is also superior to Gold as a hedge against inflation and uncertainty still needs […]

Gold is an “All Weather Investment”

Gold is an “All Weather Investment”

Gold is an “All Weather Investment” $GLD The Big Q: What do savvy Wall Street traders see in physical Gold, and why are they adamant about holding it? The former head of ETF Trading at Lehman Brothers said he discovered Gold in Y 2005 when the launch of the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (NYSEArca:GLD) drew his attention […]

ETFs Beating Hedge Funds W/O High Fees

ETFs Beating Hedge Funds W/O High Fees

ETFs Beating Hedge Funds W/O High Fees Jack Bogle, the founder of low-cost fund pioneer Vanguard Group, says investors are taking notice of the wide difference between inexpensively managed ETFs (exchange-traded funds) and hedge funds with high fees and slim returns. “There is deep disenchantment with hedge funds among large investors,” he said at the […]

Investors are Betting The Trump Presidency, Shunning Hedges

Investors are Betting The Trump Presidency, Shunning Hedges

Investors are Betting The Trump Presidency, Shunning Hedges $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Bet the Presidency, is the mantra of investors crowding into the US  The Trump Rally with only modest downside protection despite potential headwinds, from elevated corporate leverage, Fed rate hikes, and potential US policy risks. Data from Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) show investors have discarded […]

President Donald Trump is in The Gold Bulls Camp

President Donald Trump is in The Gold Bulls Camp

President Donald Trump is in The Gold Bulls Camp $GLD, $SLV, $USD Statements last week by US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin put The Trump Team in the Gold Bulls Camp Last Friday, Gold charged North for the 5th day running in heavy trade as the Trump-trade on financial markets begin to unwind, the USD weakens and interest […]