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 […]

Gold Slips, USD Firms on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Slips, USD Firms on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities $GLD, $SLV, $USD, $PLAT, $PALL, $USO, $OIL, $SOY, $CORN, $WEAT In Asia Gold Gold prices dipped Monday as the USD firmed in the wake of indications from the Fed last week that it will pursue a tighter monetary policy. The Fed raised US interest rates last week and said it […]

Gold Down and USD Up on Fed Rate Hike + Commodities

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

Gold Up and USD Up on FOMC Rate Hike + Commodities

Gold Up and USD Up on FOMC Rate Hike + Commodities

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

Fed Hikes, Removes ‘Dovish’ Language from Policy Statement

Fed Hikes, Removes ‘Dovish’ Language from Policy Statement

Fed Hikes, Removes ‘Dovish’ Language from Policy Statement $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The FOMC increased short-term interest rates Wednesday, as expected, raising the fed funds target range by 25 bpts to 2.00-2.25%. The move reflected an upbeat assessment of the economy that was identical to the central bank’s last policy statement 8 weeks ago, […]

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

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

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

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

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX The market’s focus this week FOMC meets on Tuesday and Wednesday to talk a rate hike and more trade issues with China, Canada, and the EU. The heavy pressure is on China now. Then there is The Trump Administration’s feelings toward social media and WH […]

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

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

Gold Prices Up, Easing Trade Concerns Soften USD + Commodities

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

Gold Prices Steady, Trade Concerns Pressure USD + Commodities

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

Gold Prices Up, as USD Eases + Commodities

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

US Producer Prices Dip as Inflation Eases

US Producer Prices Dip as Inflation Eases

US Producer Prices Dip as Inflation Eases No one seems to know why there is no inflation US wholesale prices fell unexpectedly last month for the 1st time since February 2017, pulled down by falling prices for transportation and warehousing services. The drop suggests that inflationary pressures may be easing despite the strength of the […]

Gold Finished Flat, Rate Hike and Trade Tensions Concern

Gold Finished Flat, Rate Hike and Trade Tensions Concern

Gold Finished Flat, Rate Hike and Trade Tensions Concern $GLD, $SLV Gold prices held steady during Asian trade Tuesday as investors remained on the sidelines amid expectations of a Fed interest rate hike later this month and on fears of an escalation in the US-China trade dispute. Spot gold was mostly unchanged at 1,195.79 oz […]

Annual Wages Rise Most Since 2009 as US Adds 201,000 Jobs

Annual Wages Rise Most Since 2009 as US Adds 201,000 Jobs

Annual Wages Rise Most Since 2009 as US Adds 201,000 Jobs $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US job growth accelerated in August and wages notched their largest annual increase in more than 9 years, the clearest signs that the economy was so far weathering The Trump Administration’s escalating trade dispute with China. The Labor Department’s closely […]

The Trump Effect: Low Unemployment Makes Economy ‘as Good as it Gets’

The Trump Effect: Low Unemployment Makes Economy ‘as Good as it Gets’

The Trump Effect: Low Unemployment Makes Economy ‘as Good as it Gets’ $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Current economic conditions are “as good as it gets” for the Fed, a Key policymaker said Thursday. Looking ahead, investors will receive the Employment Situation report for August Friday, the consensus expecting an increase of 187,000 in NFPs, an […]

Fed’s Bullard Makes Case Again for Halting Interest Rate Hikes

Fed’s Bullard Makes Case Again for Halting Interest Rate Hikes

Fed’s Bullard Makes Case Again for Halting Interest Rate Hikes $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US Federal Reserve should hold off on further interest rate rises because the stance of monetary policy is already at neutral or possibly restrictive, St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank President James Bullard said Wednesday. Mr. Bullard has repeatedly raised […]

US Producer Price Index Flat, Restraining Inflation Fears

US Producer Price Index Flat, Restraining Inflation Fears

US Producer Price Index Flat, Restraining Inflation Fears $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US wholesale prices were unchanged in July after 2 months of increases, indicating inflation pressures have softened a bit. Thursday, the Labor Department said that the PPI (producer price index) which measures price changes before they reach the consumer increased 3.3% last month […]

US Consumer Spending Rises, Inflation Continues to Strengthen

US Consumer Spending Rises, Inflation Continues to Strengthen

US Consumer Spending Rises, Inflation Continues to Strengthen Consumer spending increased solidly in June as US households spent more on restaurants and accommodation, building a strong base for the economy heading into Q-3, inflation rose moderately. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday consumer spending, which accounts for nearly 70% of US economic activity, rose 0.4% last […]

President Trump, “‘Ready to Go’ With Tariffs on $500-B of Chinese Imports”

President Trump, “‘Ready to Go’ With Tariffs on $500-B of Chinese Imports”

President Trump, “‘Ready to Go’ With Tariffs on $500-B of Chinese Imports” US President Donald Trump has indicated that he is willing to hit every product imported from China with tariffs. President Trump said “I’m willing to go to 500,” referring roughly to the $505.5-B in goods imported last year from China. The Trump Administration […]

President Trump, “I am not thrilled with rate hikes”

President Trump, “I am not thrilled with rate hikes”

President Trump, “I am not thrilled with rate hikes” President Donald Trump criticized the Fed’s interest-rate increases, breaking with White House tradition of avoiding comments on monetary policy out of respect for the independence of the central bank. “I’m not thrilled,” President Trump said in expressing frustration with the Fed in an interview to be broadcast […]

FOMC Acknowledges Growing Inflation Ending Crisis-Era Guidance

FOMC Acknowledges Growing Inflation Ending Crisis-Era Guidance

FOMC Acknowledges Growing Inflation Ending Crisis-Era Guidance $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The Fed raised it overnight fed funds rates Wednesday shifting from policies used to battle the 2007-2009 financial crisis and recession. In raising its benchmark overnight lending rate a 1/4 bpt to a range of between 1.75 and 2%, the FOMC dropped its […]

Some FOMC Voting Members Have Open Minds on Rate Hikes

Some FOMC Voting Members Have Open Minds on Rate Hikes

Some FOMC Voting Members Have Open Minds on Rate Hikes $SPY Two Fed officials who are currently voting members of the FOMC rate-setting body said Friday they were keeping an open mind on the total number of interest rate rises needed this year. San Francisco Fed President John Williams and Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic […]

The 3 Phases of Deep Breathing to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Worries and Concerns

The 3 Phases of Deep Breathing to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Worries and Concerns

The 3 Phases of Deep Breathing to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Worries and Concerns Our body breathes automatically, it is both an involuntary and a voluntary process. We can alter the speed and the depth of our breathing, as well as choose to breathe through the mouth or nose. These choices lead to physical changes in […]

FOMC Eyeing Inflation, ‘Strike a Balance; with Rate Hikes

FOMC Eyeing Inflation, ‘Strike a Balance; with Rate Hikes

FOMC Eyeing Inflation, ‘Strike a Balance’ with Rate Hikes Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, pledging to “strike a balance” between the risk of an overheating economy and the need to keep growth on track, told US lawmakers Tuesday that the central bank would stick with gradual interest rate increases despite the added stimulus of tax cuts […]

‘Things Continue to Look Up’ for US Economy

‘Things Continue to Look Up’ for US Economy

‘Things Continue to Look Up’ for US Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Fed is carefully raising interest rates against a growing economic background that has cheered up conditions for the nation’s lenders, said Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta President Raphael Bostic. After years of emergency-era monetary policy, Fed officials are “in an increasing-rate environment, […]

US Stocks Overcome Early Weakness Finishing in the Green

US Stocks Overcome Early Weakness Finishing in the Green

US Stocks Overcome Early Weakness Finishing in the Green $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Tuesday, US stocks overcame early weakness driving the major indices North for the 3rd session running. Fully, 9 of the 11 S&P 500 sectors finished in the Green, with financials (+0.5%), consumer discretionary (+0.5%), and real estate (+0.6%) being the Top performers. […]

US Jobs Report: NFPs +200,000, Wages Rise Most Since 2009

US Jobs Report: NFPs +200,000, Wages Rise Most Since 2009

US Jobs Report: NFPs +200,000, Wages Rise Most Since 2009 $AAPL, $WMT “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs” US job growth rose in January and wages increased too, recording their largest annual gainer in more than 8.5 years, bolstering expectations that inflation will push higher this year as the labor market hits full employment. Remember, No inflation, No […]

Tesla (NASADQ:TSLA) Investors Searching for Returns Ignore Risk, Buy Bonds

Tesla (NASADQ:TSLA) Investors Searching for Returns Ignore Risk, Buy Bonds

Tesla (NASADQ:TSLA) Investors Searching for Returns Ignore Risk, Buy Bonds $TSLA Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) sold $546-M of auto lease-backed bonds Thursday. The debt deal allowed Tesla to pare the risk premiums it must pay on the notes. They were sold to yield between 2.3 and 5%. Investors had at the initial offered prices put in […]

US Stocks Post Record Highs, as Trump Rally Extends

US Stocks Post Record Highs, as Trump Rally Extends

US Stocks Post Record Highs, as Trump Rally Extends $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX  All 4 major US stock market indices finished at new all-time highs The S&P 500 Index surged past the 2,700-mark Wednesday and other major indexes hit record intra-day highs as technology stocks climbed on indications of strong economic growth in the US […]

US Growth is Expected to Stay Above the Forecast Rate

US Growth is Expected to Stay Above the Forecast Rate

US Growth is Expected to Stay Above the Forecast Rate $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Econ 101: no inflation no growth. Investors have been underestimating the importance of US economic growth for Fed policy, and giving too much relative emphasis to inflation and wage data that have tended to disappoint expectations, If it starts looking more […]

Sky-high Housing Costs Make California the Poorest State

Sky-high Housing Costs Make California the Poorest State

Sky-high Housing Costs Make California the Poorest State California leads the nation once again in a statistic no state wants to boast about. When the cost of living is factored in, the Golden State has the highest poverty rate in the country. More than 20 percent of its residents struggle to make ends meet, according […]

US Stocks at Record Highs as Fed Hikes Rates

US Stocks at Record Highs as Fed Hikes Rates

US Stocks at Record Highs as Fed Hikes Rates $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Trump Rally Extends The Fed followed through on an expected interest-rate increase and raised their forecast for economic growth in Y 2018. “Averaging through hurricane-related fluctuations, job gains have been solid, and the unemployment rate declined further,” the Federal Open Market […]

Americans’ Economic Confidence Is Strong

Americans’ Economic Confidence Is Strong

Americans’ Economic Confidence Is Strong $DIA, $SPY, $BA Americans’ confidence in the economy remains strong heading into the final weeks of the Christmas Holiday shopping season. Gallup’s U.S. Economic Confidence Index registered +7 last week, similar to the prior week’s score of +9 and close to this year’s average of +6. Americans’ low expectations for how the […]

Fed May Have Misjudged Low Inflation

Fed May Have Misjudged Low Inflation

Fed May Have Misjudged Low Inflation $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Expect President Trump to fill the Fed vacancies with pro-growth advocates. Econ 101, No inflation, No growth. Tuesday, the expected outgoing Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen acknowledged that the central bank is puzzled by the persistence of unusually low inflation and that it might have […]

Fed Must See Higher Prices Before Another Rate Hike

Fed Must See Higher Prices Before Another Rate Hike

Fed Must See Higher Prices Before Another Rate Hike $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The Federal Reserve should wait until there are clear signs that American paychecks and prices are rising before raising interest rates again, a Fed bank president and FOMC voter, said Monday, warning that moving too fast would be a policy “misstep.” Chicago […]

US Household Wealth Up $1.7-T, Another Record Under President Trump

US Household Wealth Up $1.7-T, Another Record Under President Trump

US Household Wealth Up $1.7-T, Another Record Under President Trump $SPY The wealth of US  households rose to $96.2-T in Q-2 of this year, as US stock prices hit record highs and home values continued to climb, a report by the Fed showed Thursday. That compares to a downwardly revised $94.5-T tally for household net […]

FOMC Schedules Asset “Normalization” as Expected

FOMC Schedules Asset “Normalization” as Expected

FOMC Schedules Asset “Normalization” as Expected Federal Reserve officials set an October start for shrinking their $4.5-T of assets, moving to unwind a pillar of their crisis-era support for the economy. FOMC forecasts 1 more interest-rate hike later this year, saying storm damage will have a temporary impact on the economy. “Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and […]

Gold Price Pressured by Notions of Fed, ECB Tightening

Gold Price Pressured by Notions of Fed, ECB Tightening

Gold Price Pressured by Notions of Fed, ECB Tightening $GLD, $SLV Gold fell Friday after a European Central Bank official called for scaling back the bank’s stimulus program, although losses were capped when weaker than expected US economic data raised some questions about further rate hikes. ECB board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger made the most explicit […]

The Trump Administration Has a Very Detailed Tax Plan

The Trump Administration Has a Very Detailed Tax Plan

The Trump Administration Has a Very Detailed Tax Plan President Donald Trump’s Administration has a “very detailed” tax plan prepared that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin “couldn’t be more excited” about. “The House and the Senate are now socializing the plan with their members,” Sec. Mnuchin said in a TV interview Thursday . “We’re going to […]

US Consumer Spending Up, Inflation Down, USD Falling

US Consumer Spending Up, Inflation Down, USD Falling

US Consumer Spending Up, Inflation Down, USD Falling $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX US consumer spending rose a bit in July and annual inflation increased at its slowest pace since late Y 2015, diminishing expectations of a Fed interest rate hike in December. Inflation remains low even as the labor market is near full employment, a […]

Overnight World Market News

Overnight World Market News

Overnight World Market News $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Overnight , Asian equities followed US and European equities North on signs that a military conflict between the US and North Korea is not imminent . According to the North Korean news agency,  NKorean leader Kim Jong Un is reviewing missile strike plans and said that he […]