Fed’s ‘Tool Box’ is Open if Need Be

Fed’s ‘Tool Box’ is Open if Need Be

#Fed #C19coronavirus #tools #asset #economy #aid #relief #stimulus #data #market #support #liquidity #lockdowns #consumers #uncertainty Fed Vice Chairman Richard Clarida said officials would turn to additional forward guidance and asset purchases if the economy needs more aid. “We have a lot of accommodation in place. There is more that we can do. There is more […]

This Market’s Q-1 Downdraft Created Massive Opportunities for Savvy Investors

This Market’s Q-1 Downdraft Created Massive Opportunities for Savvy Investors

$SPY $SPX $DIA $QQQ $RUTX $USO $VXX This V-shaped recovery in stocks illustrates how markets strong this market and how fast it recovered from the medical malpractice recession. For those of us that understood this it set up opportunities for massive gainers over a short frame. It also underlines the need to be nimble, pay […]

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 […]

Gold, “If ever there was a time, Now is it…”

Gold, “If ever there was a time, Now is it…”

$XAU $GLD $USO $USD The gold market is holding its uptrend pattern in the 1,700 range, and it may stay that way for most of the year, as investors have yet to fully understand the impact central banks and government actions around the world will have on financial markets and inflation. From a gold investment […]

ECB Will Do More “If Needed”

ECB Will Do More “If Needed”

The European Central Bank (ECB) will take further action if necessary to keep prices stable in line with its mandate, ECB policymaker Francois Villeroy de Galhau said in an interview Saturday. With inflation below its 2% target, the ECB will have to keep interest rates “very low” and liquidity “very abundant”, Mr. Villeroy, who is […]

‘Painful’ Economy Will Turn Around in Weeks

‘Painful’ Economy Will Turn Around in Weeks

Friday, President Trump senior economic advisor Larry Kudlow said the United States’ economic situation will continue to be painful throughout upcoming weeks because of the damages caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but conditions may start to turn around in the next 4 to 8 wks, “This is not going to last throughout the year,” Mr. […]

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 […]

Fed Moving to Ensure Liquidity in Money Market Mutual Funds

Fed Moving to Ensure Liquidity in Money Market Mutual Funds

Wednesday night the Fed rolled out its 3rd emergency credit program in 2 days, announcing it would make loans to banks that offer as collateral assets purchased from money market mutual funds. The new facility through the Boston Federal Reserve bank will offer “support for the flow of credit to households and businesses” by ensuring […]

“Stocks Will Surge from ‘Pent-Up Demand’ After Coronavirus Outbreak Ends”

“Stocks Will Surge from ‘Pent-Up Demand’ After Coronavirus Outbreak Ends”

$DIA $SPY $QQQ $RUTX Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Jim Cramer Monday that “there will be a huge amount of pent-up demand” for stocks when the threat of the coronavirus is contained. “There will be a huge amount of pent-up demand when this is done. And it will be done,” he said. “Look for companies that […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gold Price +2% Set to Test $1,700 oz

Gold Price +2% Set to Test $1,700 oz

$GLD $XAU $USD Gold futures spiked Monday to their highest finish since February 2013, as the spread of COVID-19 to Italy and other parts of the world brought about more nervousness into the markets, lifting demand for safe-havens assets including gold. The precious Yellow metal has become a more widely desired currency again, it is […]

Secretary Mnuchin Open to Cash Crunch Funding for Big Banks

Secretary Mnuchin Open to Cash Crunch Funding for Big Banks

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday he is open to loosening liquidity requirements for big banks to relieve possible cash crunches in short-term funding markets. “The banks have raised an issue around intra-day liquidity, and that is something that makes sense for regulators to look at,” Secretary Mnuchin said in an interview. His comments came […]

Paul Ebeling’s DC Commentary: “Investors Ignoring Trump Impeachment ‘Noise'”

Paul Ebeling’s DC Commentary: “Investors Ignoring Trump Impeachment ‘Noise

$USD, $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US Dem House’s impeachment focus is not even a distraction to the financial market, as nothing will or can come of it, as in the world of geopolitics something big happened at the weekend. Sunday, President Trump announced that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the so-called Islamic […]

President Trump Has “Muscled” the Stock Market Away from the Fed

President Trump Has “Muscled” the Stock Market Away from the Fed

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $USD, $VXX This week the Fed cut interest rates for the 2nd time since the Great Recession, and found its hands full with another event with potentially catastrophic implications for the economy. In short, liquidity in the repo markets, a critical cog in the financial system machine seized Tuesday. In response, […]

Gold is President Trump’s ‘Trump’ Card

Gold is President Trump’s ‘Trump’ Card

$GLD, $XAU, $USD FLASH: Gold could 2X overnight, especially if President Trump uses it as a weapon in his battle Vs the Fed. The Fed controls the Buck, the Buck is the world’s trading currency, and so the Fed controls the world. A stronger USD hurts the world’s growth prospects. It also hurts President Trump’s […]

SEC ‘Overreach’, Commission Seeks More Control Over Exchanges

SEC ‘Overreach’, Commission Seeks More Control Over Exchanges

$ICE, $CBOE, $NDAQ The 3 largest US stock exchange operators said they will sue the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for overstepping its authority by ordering a pilot program to test banning lucrative payments exchanges make to brokers for resting stock orders. “We disagree with the government overreach, and this really represents an unprecedented attempt […]

Quad Witching aka ‘Freaky Friday’ Added to This Week’s Volatility

Quad Witching aka ‘Freaky Friday’ Added to This Week’s Volatility

$VXX Stock traders hammered by the worst sell-off since the global financial crisis of Y 2008 absorb another blast of volatility Friday when futures and options on indexes and individual stocks expired. The event known as “ Quadruple witching” takes place every Quarter. Typically it coincides with the re-balancing of the S&P 500 Index, spurring […]

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 […]

Bitcoin Futures Trading Enters ‘Mainstream’ Finance

Bitcoin Futures Trading Enters ‘Mainstream’ Finance

Bitcoin Futures Trading Enters ‘Mainstream’ Finance $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE Currently Bitcoin is trading at: 15,879.9951, +1,810.98, or +12.87% Trading in Bitcoin futures opens Sunday evening in Chicago, as the 1st major US exchange offers a product pegged to the wildly fluctuating cryptocurrency. The currency has risen more than 1,000% this year, and about 80% in the past […]

Bitcoin Bears Have Sharp Teeth, Big Appetites and Deep Pockets

Bitcoin Bears Have Sharp Teeth, Big Appetites and Deep Pockets

Bitcoin Bears Have Sharp Teeth, Big Appetites and Deep Pockets The Data Show That Nearly 50% of ICO Investors are Europeans $BTCUSD $CME, $CBOE Nearly 50% of the cash that has poured into newly issued ICOs (cryptocurrencies) in recent years has been raised in Europe, research published Thursday showed. The report by Atomico, one of Europe’s […]

Fed: Bitcoin Could Threaten Financial Stability

Fed: Bitcoin Could Threaten Financial Stability

Fed: Bitcoin Could Threaten Financial Stability $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE Currently Bitcoin is trading at 10,716.3203+1,175.87 (+12.33%) As of 9:06PM GMT. Market open. Cryptocurrencies could pose a threat to financial stability as they gain wider use, a chief Fed banking oversight official said. The remarks from newly-installed Fed Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles came as Bitcoin’s price […]

World’s Savviest Traders Join In On Bitcoin Action

World’s Savviest Traders Join In On Bitcoin Action

World’s Savviest Traders Join In On Bitcoin Action $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE Electronic-trading firms that have already transformed markets from stocks to Fx (foreign exchange) to futures are diving into Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. To date 5 of the biggest electronic traders in the world are already trading Bitcoin. Jump Trading LLC Tower Research Capital LLC […]

Assuming I’m right how much higher can this market go?

Assuming I’m right how much higher can this market go?

Assuming I’m right how much higher can this market go? $DIA, $GLD, $SLV Another Quarter in 2017 has come and gone, and, I have to say that June was for the most part pretty quiet compared to what the stock market saw earlier in the year.  In June we saw 7 new BEV Zeros (new […]

Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs

Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs

Global Stock Investors Seeing Record Market Highs $DIA, $SPY, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Year to Date (YTD) investors in global stock markets are seeing record highs. Record marks for the widely-followed country indexes occurred in the context of notably low volatility, adding to investor comfort and a sense of accomplishment. All of this was accompanied […]

Bitcoin (cryptocurrencies) Emerges as a New Asset Class 

Bitcoin (cryptocurrencies) Emerges as a New Asset Class 

Bitcoin (cryptocurrencies) Emerges as a New Asset Class $GLD, $USD, $BTC No asset has evolved from concept to storing billions of dollars as fast as Bitcoin. In the 7 years since inception, a robust ecosystem has developed. Retail traders have the infrastructure to drive over $1-B in daily liquidity while professionals can access tailored financial […]

UAE “Blacklist” Squeezing Liquidity of Qatari Banks

UAE “Blacklist” Squeezing Liquidity of Qatari Banks

UAE “Blacklist” Squeezing Liquidity of Qatari Banks Qatari banks have around QAR60-B in funding in the form of customer and inter-bank deposits from other GCC states A move by four Arab states to “Blacklist” dozens of figures with alleged links to Qatar could squeeze liquidity at Qatari banks which get a significant amount of their […]

High Frequency Trading in the Stock Market, How it Works

High Frequency Trading in the Stock Market, How it Works

High Frequency Trading in the Stock Market, How it Works High Frequency Trading (HFT) is when a trader or institutions utilizes technology and powerful computers to automate trading and execute large orders at very high speeds through the use of algorithms. Their super computers are able to scan the market in secs looking for ideal […]

Abu Dhabi Exchange to Introduce Short-selling in Q-1 2017

Abu Dhabi Exchange to Introduce Short-selling in Q-1 2017

Abu Dhabi Exchange to Introduce Short-selling in Q-1 2017 The move is hoped to help ADX boost liquidity and attract more foreign investors Abu Dhabi’s stock market plans to introduce covered short-selling in Q-1 of Y 2017, its CEO said on Monday, as it seeks to boost liquidity and attract more foreign investors. In covered […]

Qatar Stock Exchange Introduces Margin Trading

Qatar Stock Exchange Introduces Margin Trading

Qatar Stock Exchange Introduces Margin Trading The initiative primarily aims to boost liquidity in the market The Qatar Stock Exchange will introduce margin trading this week in an effort to boost liquidity on the bourse, its CEO said Monday. Group Securities, a brokerage firm, will be allowed to execute margin trades beginning Thursday. “This initiative […]

Fed Official Cautions Colleagues on Raising Interest Rates

Fed Official Cautions Colleagues on Raising Interest Rates

Fed Official Cautions Colleagues on Raising Interest Rates $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley suggested the central bank should be cautious in raising interest rates, given limits on its ability to respond to a recession with borrowing costs close to Zero meaning out of tools. Noting concerns from […]

China’s Central Bank Injects Liquidity Into Market

China’s Central Bank Injects Liquidity Into Market

China’s Central Bank Injects Liquidity Into Market China’s central bank Monday pumped money into the inter-bank market to provide more liquidity. The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) put RMB 50-B (around US$7.6-B) into 7-day reverse repos, a process by which central banks purchase securities from banks with an agreement to sell them back in the […]