Fed Mins ‘Dovish’, No Interest Rate Increases This Year and Into 2020

Fed Mins ‘Dovish’, No Interest Rate Increases This Year and Into 2020

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: The majority of Fed officials last month believed that economic conditions would likely warrant keeping its Dovish monetary policy unchanged for the rest of this year. Several officials said their view could shift in either direction based on incoming data, according to minutes of the meeting released Wednesday. Weaker growth […]

US Economy Looks ‘Very Good’ in Here, Stocks Break Out on Volume

US Economy Looks ‘Very Good’ in Here, Stocks Break Out on Volume

$DIA, $SPY,$QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: S&P 500 marks its Best Quarter since 2009 Friday the US stock market liked what it heard: The US and China held “constructive” trade talks in Beijing this week, according to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the White House. Trade talks will continue next week in Washington with China’s Vice […]

The Fed Made a Mistake Hiking Rates in December, and Has Admitted It

The Fed Made a Mistake Hiking Rates in December, and Has Admitted It

Club for Growth founder and former-Trump campaign adviser Stephen Moore says his harsh criticism of the Fed for raising interest rates was ‘spot-on’. In an in interview Monday with The Wall Street Journal, Mr. Moore, President Trump’s pick for a Federal Reserve Board seat, said the central banks’ recent policy pivot proves he was right. Mr. Moore had […]

Fed Slowly Making Economy Vulnerable

Fed Slowly Making Economy Vulnerable

$SPY, $USD FLASH: The Fed’s policy reversal is beginning to stoke systemic vulnerabilities in the economy. A surprise move by the central bank to forecast no change to interest rates for the remainder of this year will increase excesses in corporate America, which is already highly leveraged, and expose the economy to a higher chance […]

Expect Fed to Signal No Rate Hikes Anytime Soon

Expect Fed to Signal No Rate Hikes Anytime Soon

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Cyclical sectors outperformed, follow-through buying interest came in on no new catalysts. Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) extend losses on familiar story lines Patience is the FOMC’s focus now, signaling that it went too far last year with its 4 rate hikes, so no interest rate hikes likely soon. […]

The Rate Hike Holiday is Here!

The Rate Hike Holiday is Here!

US consumers expect prices to rise more slowly, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a decline in inflation expectations in February that likely reinforces policymakers’ reluctance to hike rates. It showed 1 and 3 year ahead inflation expectations were down 0.2 percentage points to 2.8% last month, with sharp declines in expected […]

The Bulls Are In Charge of the US Stock Market

The Bulls Are In Charge of the US Stock Market

FLASH: This a Special Report, looking ahead at this leg of the longest Bull run in market history The US Stock Market: The Bulls Vs The Bears Russell 2000 +16.4% YTD NAS Comp +12.6% YTD DJIA +11.0% YTD S&P 500 +10.7% YTD US stocks rallied late last week into options expiration, even as some analysts felt like they should […]

“No Need to Hike Rates Again”

“No Need to Hike Rates Again”

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: Trump Policy Traction, FOMC Minutes Due Wednesday Tuesday, New York Fed President John Williams said he is comfortable with the level US interest rates are at now, and sees no need to raise them again unless growth or inflation shift to an unexpectedly higher gear. In an interview with […]

Fed: Slowed Growth May Halt Any More Rate Hikes

Fed: Slowed Growth May Halt Any More Rate Hikes

Last month when the Fed adopted a new “patient” approach to monetary policy, it gave no specific guidance about how long its policy pause would last, or how many more interest-rate increases were ahead. Last week disappointing US retail sales and industrial production data raised the prospect that the US economy is slowing faster than […]

Treasury Traders Nervous

Treasury Traders Nervous

US treasury traders are bracing for heightened volatility next week as Fed Chairman Jerome Powell ushers in a new era of press conferences after every meeting, while the US and China meet again for trade talks. The FOMC is expected to keep interest rates unchanged following the 9 hikes since Y 2015. But investors see […]

Inflation Muted, Fed ‘Patient’ on Interest Rate Hikes

Inflation Muted, Fed ‘Patient’ on Interest Rate Hikes

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US wholesale prices fell last month on a steep fall in gasoline prices suggesting that inflation will remain tame in the coming months. The Labor Department said that the producer price index, which tracks cost changes before they reach the consumer fell 0.2% in December from the prior month. The drop […]

Market Hears Powell’s Comments, Rally Extends

Market Hears Powell’s Comments, Rally Extends

$DIA, $SPY. $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX No recession in sight, No rate hikes ahead. Thursday, Federal Chairman Jerome Powell said the US central bank has the ability to be patient on policy given inflation is stable, allowing it to assesses whether the US economy will slow this year as some in financial markets worry.initial comments boosted […]

Fed Policymakers Voice Patience on Future Rate Hikes, Rally Extends

Fed Policymakers Voice Patience on Future Rate Hikes, Rally Extends

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Chicago Fed President Charles Evans (FOMC voter) expects rate hikes to continue, adding that the Fed can show some patience before resuming rate hikes. Boston Fed President (FOMC voter) Eric Rosengren does not rule out changes to the pace of balance sheet reduction on a slowdown. Fed policymakers said last […]

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 […]

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 […]

US Stocks Tapping at Bear Market Territory on Uncertainty

US Stocks Tapping at Bear Market Territory on Uncertainty

Stock Market’s Negative Reaction to Fed is “Overblown” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday that the negative stock market reaction following the Fed’s rate hike this week was “completely overblown.” Secretary Mnuchin said the stock market overreacted, with computerized program trading taking over and driving stock prices down further. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fed to Signal Long Rate Hike ‘Pause’ at December FOMC Meeting

Fed to Signal Long Rate Hike ‘Pause’ at December FOMC Meeting

Fed to Signal Long Rate Hike ‘Pause’ at December FOMC Meeting President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser said he expects the Fed to pause its interest-rate increases for “quite some time” after a possible hike later this month. As Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) members prepare to meet on 18-19 December, “I think they’re signaling […]

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 […]

Markets Flash ‘Slowdown’, Fed Turns ‘Dovish’

Markets Flash ‘Slowdown’, Fed Turns ‘Dovish’

Markets Flash ‘Slowdown’, Fed Turns ‘Dovish’ $JPM, $USO The Fed is likely to deliver some response to the wave of risk aversion hitting global markets, according to JPMorgan Asset Management’s fixed-income Chief. Policy makers can hardly ignore inversions showing up on the yield curve while a violent sell-off rocks US stocks on trade tensions, European […]

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 […]

US Home Mortgage Activity at 2-Month Highs as Loan Costs Fall

US Home Mortgage Activity at 2-Month Highs as Loan Costs Fall

US Home Mortgage Activity at 2-Month Highs as Loan Costs Fall Interest rates on 30-year, fixed-rate “conforming” mortgages with balances of $453,100 or less, averaged 5.08% last week, US borrowers filed the most home mortgage applications in nearly 2 months as 30-year home loan costs fell to their lowest marks since early October, the Mortgage […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fed Chairman Powell, “Rate Hikes Are Not Automatic in Healthy Economy”

Fed Chairman Powell, “Rate Hikes Are Not Automatic in Healthy Economy”

Fed Chairman Powell, “Rate Hikes Are Not Automatic in Healthy Economy” Fed Chairman Jerome Powell cast a bright picture of the US economy Wednesday and appeared to suggest that the Fed might consider a pause in its interest rate hikes next year to assess the impact of its credit tightening. Chairman Powell’s comments ignited a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gold Off a Bit, USD Gains, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Off a Bit, USD Gains, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Off a Bit, USD Gains, Stocks Off + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Off a Bit US Dollar Gains Crude Oil Up Asian Stocks Down In Asia Gold: Gold prices dropped a bit Wednesday, as USD got a boost from safe-haven demand on heightened risk aversion. Spot gold dipped 0.1% to $1,219.96 oz at 0122 GMT US gold futures were down 0.1% at […]

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Off + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Steady US Dollar Softens Crude Oil Down Asian Stocks Mixed In Asia Gold: Gold prices held steady early Tuesday as USD was pressured by weak US economic data and cautious comments about the global economy from Fed officials. Spot gold –0.1%  to $1,222.71 oz at 0117 GMT. US gold futures were […]

Growth in the US Economy Remains Strong

Growth in the US Economy Remains Strong

Growth in the US Economy Remains Strong The Fed is expected to raise interest rates again next month and 3X next year The probability of a US recession in the next 2 years, while low, moved up to a median 35% from 30% in the latest monthly Reuters survey of economists taken between 13-19 November. […]

Gold Higher, USD Down, Stocks Mixed + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Down, Stocks Mixed + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Down, Stocks Mixed+ Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Steady US Dollar Subdued Crude Oil Up Asian Stocks Mixed In Asia Gold: Gold prices were steady Monday, with the USD subdued after comments from Fed officials showing caution over the global economy, prompting traders to reassess the pace of future US interest rate hikes. Spot gold flat to […]

US Economy Cools, Fed’s Powell Hints a Rate Halt in 2019

US Economy Cools, Fed’s Powell Hints a Rate Halt in 2019

US Economy Cools, Fed’s Powell Hints a Rate Halt in 2019 Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has laid out a scenario for a pause in the central bank’s interest-rate hiking campaign sometime next year by highlighting potential headwinds cooling the US economy. Wednesday, Chairman Powell listed 3 possible challenges to growth in Y 2019, they are; […]

Gold Higher, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Higher US Dollar Down Crude Oil Rise a Bit Friday Asian Stocks Up sans Japan In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose Friday, having hit a 1-week high earlier in the session, as investors sought safe-haven assets on fears of a chaotic departure for Britain from the EU aka BREXIT. […]

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Steady US Dollar Down Crude Oil deep in Bear Market Territory Asian Stocks Up sans Japan In Asia Gold: Gold prices held steady Thursday, after rising nearly 1% in the prion session, as USD slipped further from a 16-month peak hit earlier in the week. Spot gold was little […]

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Off + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up US Dollar Down Crude Oil deeper in Bear Market Territory Asian Stocks Down In Asia Gold: Gold prices are us Wednesday as the USD retreated from a 16-month high touched earlier in the week, easing amid a surge in EUR and GBP on a draft BREXIT agreement. Spot […]

Gold Up, USD Up, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Up, Stocks Off + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Firming US Dollar Up Crude Oil in Bear Market Territory Asian Stocks Lower In Asia Gold prices edged higher Tuesday as investors resorted to bargain-hunting after the precious Yellow metal fell to over 1-month lows, weighed by a stronger USD that has capped the market. Spot gold was […]

Gold Down, USD Up, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Down, USD Up, Stocks Off + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Down US Dollar Up Crude Oil in Bear Market Territory Asian Stocks Lower In Asia Gold prices steadied Monday after touching a 1-month low in Friday’s session, but the precious Yellow metal remains under pressure from a firmer USD and expectations the Fed is on track to tighten […]

Gold Down, USD Up, Stocks Off + Commodities

Gold Down, USD Up, Stocks Off + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Down US Dollar Up Crude Oil in Bear Market Territory Asian Stocks Higher Focus on FOMC Minutes later Thursday In Asia Gold: Gold prices fell to their lowest mark in a week Friday, and were set for their biggest weekly decliner since August, on a firmer USD as the […]

US Stocks Finished Virtually Flat After Post-Election Spike

US Stocks Finished Virtually Flat After Post-Election Spike

US Stocks Finished Virtually Flat After Post-Election Spike $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $USO, $VXX Stocks in the US drifted Thursday after the big rally Wednesday. The S&P 500 slipped 0.3% Thursday in the wake of the FOMC decision to leave the fed funds rate unchanged as expected. The benchmark index traded slightly below its flat line […]

FOMC Leaves Key Fed Funds Rate Unchanged

FOMC Leaves Key Fed Funds Rate Unchanged

FOMC Leaves Key Fed Funds Rate Unchanged Little reaction to the FOMC announcement, the major averages now trade little changed from their pre-FOMC release levels. The Fed has left its Key policy rate unchanged but signaled that it plans to keep responding to the strong US economy with more interest rate hikes. The next rate […]

Gold Down, USD Up, Stocks Up + Commodities

Gold Down, USD Up, Stocks Up + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Down US Dollar Up Crude Oil Higher  Asian Stocks Higher Focus on FOMC Minutes later Thursday In Asia Gold prices inched lower Thursday on the back of a stronger USD, as investors digested the US Congressional midterm election results and turned their focus to the Fed’s monetary policy […]

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Up US Dollar Down Crude Oil Lower  Asian Stocks Higher US Midterm Congressional Elections come is as Expected. In Asia Gold: Gold prices rose Wednesday on a weaker USD, as the outcome of US Congressional midterm election came in as expected, Republican hold Senate, and Dems take control […]

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Up + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Steady US Dollar Down Crude Oil Lower  Asian Stocks Higher Traders eye US Midterm Congressional Elections In Asia Gold prices were steady early Tuesday ahead of US Congressional  midterm elections that may fuel interest in the precious Yellow metal as a hedge against risk if the result sparks […]

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Down + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Down, Stocks Down + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Steady US Dollar Down Crude Oil Dipped  Asian Stocks Lower Traders eye US Midterm Congressional Elections Traders eye US Earnings Data In Asia Gold prices held steady Monday as investors were cautious ahead of the US Congressional electionsTuesday which will determine whether the Republican or Democratic Party controls […]

Gold Steady, USD Up, Stocks Higher + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Up, Stocks Higher + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Steady US Dollar Up Crude Oils Down Asian Stocks Higher Traders eye US NFPs Data Traders eye US Earnings Data In Asia Gold prices were steady in early Asian trade Friday, after rising about 1.5% in the prior session, while the USD inched up ahead of the US NFP […]

Gold Higher, USD Lower, Stocks Higher  + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Lower, Stocks Higher  + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Prices Higher US Dollar Eases Crude Oils Down Asian Stocks Higher Traders eye US Economic Data Traders eye US Earnings Data In Asia Gold prices inched higher in early Asian trade Thursday, recovering from a 3-week low marked in the Wednesday’s session as the USD eased. Spot gold was up 0.2% […]

Gold Lower, USD Higher, Stocks Higher  + Commodities

Gold Lower, USD Higher, Stocks Higher  + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Coming Off of 3 Month Highs US Dollar (.DXY) Index Higher Crude Oils Prices Up Asian Stocks Higher Traders eye US Economic Data Traders eye US Earnings Data In Asia Gold prices fell to a more than 2-week low Wednesday as Asian stocks gained and the USD touched multi-month highs on […]

Gold Lower, USD Higher, Stocks Lower  + Commodities

Gold Lower, USD Higher, Stocks Lower  + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Coming Off of 3 Month Highs US Dollar (.DXY) Index Firms Crude Oils Mixed Asian Stocks Pressured Traders eye US Economic Data Traders eye US Earnings Data In Asia Gold prices edged down Tuesday as the USD gained on worries over slowing economic growth and fears the US- China trade […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Earnings: Over 20% of S&P 500 companies have reported, 72% have beat The Street estimates Market is concerned about the Fed overreacting, as it always does. China’s economy is in decline Halloween Market Week: Tricks & Treats The US stock market’s technical indicators suggest […]

Gold Lower, USD Higher, Stocks Higher  + Commodities

Gold Lower, USD Higher, Stocks Higher  + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Coming Off of 3 Month Highs US Dollar (.DXY) Index Firms Crude Oil Softens Asian Stocks Edging Up Traders eye US Economic Data Traders eye US Earnings Data In Asia Gold prices inched down early on Monday to drift away from a more than 3-month highs marked last Friday’s session, […]

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Lower  + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Lower  + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold Strengthens US Dollar (.DXY) Index Strengthens Crude Oil Softens US and Global Stocks Strengthen Traders eye US Q-3 GDP data Friday In Asia Gold Gold prices held steady Friday but remained on track to rise for the 4th week running, the longest string of weekly gainers since January on […]

Gold Higher, USD Lower, Stocks Lower  + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Lower, Stocks Lower  + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold strengthens on risk-off trade US Dollar (.DXY) Index Eases Crude Oil futures down US and Global market’s stocks lower In Asia Gold: Gold prices firmed early, hanging near a more than 3-month high reached earlier this week, as the USD eased and Asian stocks slumped after Wall Street surrendered all its […]

Gold Higher, USD Lower, Stocks Mixed to Lower  + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Lower, Stocks Mixed to Lower  + Commodities $GLD,$SLV,$USD,$USO,$OIL,$SOY,$CORN,$WEAT Gold strengthens on risk-off trade US Dollar (.DXY) Index Falls Crude Oil futures down on Saudi pledge US stocks lower In Asia Gold prices Wednesday in global markets is up after hitting their highest in over 3 months in Tuesday’s US session, with international political and economic uncertainty underpinning safe-haven […]

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Mixed to Lower  + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Mixed to Lower  + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold strengthens on risk-off trade US Dollar (.DXY) Index up Crude Oil futures down on Saudi pledge US stocks mixed, Asia stocks off In Asia Gold prices are up early Tuesday as Asian stocks faltered, weighed down by political uncertainties around BREXIT and […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Earnings: 20% of S&P 500 companies have reported, 70% have beat The Street estimates The S&P 500, DJIA and NAS Comp held their 200-Day SMA’s Friday Market is concerned about the Fed overreacting, as it always does. China’s decline is feared, may decline further, […]

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Flat  + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Flat  + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold strengthens on risk-off trade US Dollar (.DXY) Index up Crude Oil futures up on supply/demand issues Stocks Flat to Unchanged In Asia Gold prices settled higher Monday morning in Asia, along with an advance in the USD. The increase in gold prices, a safe-haven […]

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Lower + Commodities

Gold Higher, USD Higher, Stocks Lower + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold strengthens on risk-off trade China’s growth slows US Dollar (.DXY) Index up on the week Crude Oil futures fall again on supply/demand issues In Asia Gold prices are higher Friday as Asian shares fell on renewed political and economic concerns including China’s weak […]

Fed’s Current Monetary Policy Raise the Risks of Recession

Fed’s Current Monetary Policy Raise the Risks of Recession

Fed’s Current Monetary Policy Raise the Risks of Recession President Trump has criticized recent Fed rate increases, arguing that they threatened economic growth. The Fed’s current monetary policy path would raise the risks of recession in an economy where recent, unexpectedly strong growth may start to taper anyway, St. Louis Fed President James Bullard said […]

Gold Ranged, USD Firms + Commodities

Gold Ranged, USD Firms + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold steady in narrow range Fed mins signal more rate hikes ahead US Dollar (.DXY) Index rises to 1-wk high Crude Oil futures fall for 1st session in 4 In Asia Gold prices held steady in a narrow range Thursday as Asian shares eased, […]

Gold Edged Down, USD Edged Up + Commodities

Gold Edged Down, USD Edged Up + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold stays near 2.5 month high as risk aversion lends support In Asia Gold prices edged lower early Wednesday as stocks gained and USD firmed on fading risk-averse sentiment, with the market awaiting mins from the Fed’s FOMC latest policy meeting […]

President Trump, “My Biggest Threat Is the Fed”

President Trump, “My Biggest Threat Is the Fed”

President Trump, “My Biggest Threat Is the Fed” Tuesday, US President Donald Trump escalated his assault on the Fed, calling the central bank the biggest threat of his Presidency. “My biggest threat is the Fed,” President Trump said in a TV interview. “Because the Fed is raising rates too fast, and it is too independent,” he […]

Gold Holding at 12 Wk Highs+ Commodities

Gold Holding at 12 Wk Highs+ Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Gold stays near 2.5 month high as risk aversion lends support In Asia Gold prices held steady Tuesday near last session’s 2.5 -month high as risk-averse investors sought refuge in the precious Yellow metal amid rising political tensions and economic uncertainty. […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Monday, earnings season starts in earnest For now traders are playing an oversold bounce. But, if this is a relief move, the later you enter, the worse risk/reward.  So, be selective if you are adding more bounce plays. Also, look at some areas receiving […]

Gold Up, Asian Shares Dip + Commodities

Gold Up, Asian Shares Dip + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold prices rose early Monday as Asian stocks eased due to concerns about a potential decline in China’s economic growth amid an ongoing trade dispute and signs of tighter monetary policy by the Fed. Spot gold was up 0.3% […]

Gold Up, USD, US Interest Rates Down+ Commodities

Gold Up, USD, US Interest Rates Down+ Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT US President Trump says Fed “crazy” for raising interest rates Spot gold may extend gains to $1,237 oz Crude Oil falling on overblown supply issues In Asia Gold Gold prices edged lower Friday, but held near a more than 10-wk highs hit […]

Gold Down, US Interest Rates Up + Commodities

Gold Down, US Interest Rates Up + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT Asian shares fall sharply after Wall St tumbles Holdings in SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) rise for 1st time since July US President Trump says Fed “crazy” for raising interest rates In Asia Gold Gold prices inched down Thursday as strong […]

Gold Steady, USD Pauses + Commodities

Gold Steady, USD Pauses + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold Gold prices held steady Wednesday as expectations of more US interest rate increases pressured demand, although the precious Yellow metal drew some support from USD coming off 7-week highs. Spot gold was little changed at $1,189.05 oz at 0513 […]

Gold Dips Below 1200, Investors Buy USDs + Commodities

Gold Dips Below 1200, Investors Buy USDs + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold on track for its biggest daily pct loss since mid-Aug China eases policy on concerns trade dispute with US could hurt growth Speculators cut net short position in COMEX gold in 1st week of October […]

Gold Dips, USD Firms, China China Eases + Commodities

Gold Dips, USD Firms, China China Eases + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold prices inched lower Monday as USD firmed after China’s central bank eased its domestic policy to support the economy.  Spot gold was down 0.2% at $1,200.31 oz at 0103 GMT, the precious Yellow metal […]

Gold Flat, US NFPs the Focus + Commodities

Gold Flat, US NFPs the Focus + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold prices were steady Friday as investors remained cautious after US Treasury yields hit multi-year peaks on expectations that stronger monthly employment data could boost the Fed’s case for a tighter monetary policy. Investors are expected […]

Gold Down, USD Up + Commodities

Gold Down, USD Up + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT The USD reached an 11-month high against the Japanese Yen and stood strong Vs other peers, boosted by upbeat US economic data and hawkish comments from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell In Asia Gold Gold prices inched down Thursday, after upbeat US economic […]

Gold Up, USD Up + Commodities

Gold Up, USD Up + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold Gold prices rebounded Tuesday as risk appetite faded after getting a boost from an agreement between the United States, Canada  and Mexico’s (USMCA) free trade deal. Asian stocks fell, with MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares […]

US Economy Experiencing “Extraordinary Times”, Outlook Strong

US Economy Experiencing “Extraordinary Times”, Outlook Strong

US Economy Experiencing “Extraordinary Times”, Outlook Strong Tuesday, US Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that he sees no need to drop the central bank’s current gradual approach to raising interest rates. Chairman Powell said the combination of steady, low inflation and very low unemployment shows the country is going through “extraordinary times.” The Fed […]

Gold Up a Bit, but USMCA Deal Weighs + Commodities

Gold Up a Bit, but USMCA Deal Weighs + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold is higher early Tuesday, having dipped Monday, as demand for riskier assets picked up after the United States and Canada reached an agreement to salvage a North American free trade deal aka USCMA. US […]

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX The market’s focus this week: new money, earnings season, and the jobs report Friday. September was not a Southside month this year, solid but not huge. So many participants are expecting a selloff in October. It may happen, though it did not happen last year after a […]