Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China fade, earnings the focus. PE Note: Overall the indices look Bullish long term to me. DJIA at 25019.41, +0.38%, and DAX at 12540.73, +0.38% have risen almost 0.40% and looks Bullish now with Northside targets of 25250 and 12800 respectively. Nikkei at 22597.35, +1.85% trades […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed 

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed 

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished  mixed Friday, with soybean futures ending at record lows on ongoing US-Sino trade frictions. The most active Corn contract for December delivery went down 4.5c, or 1.25% to close at 3.5475 bu. November Soybean delivery dropped 15c, or 1.77% to […]

President Trump Wants ‘Better ties with Mexico’

President Trump Wants ‘Better ties with Mexico’

President Trump Wants ‘Better ties with Mexico’ US President Donald Trump wants to strengthen and improve ties with Mexico after “bumps in the road,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Mexico’s new President Friday, following his landslide victory earlier this month. President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, aka AMLO, in turn, handed Secretary Pompeo a letter […]

China’s Trade Grows in June Despite Dust-up with US

China’s Trade Grows in June Despite Dust-up with US

China’s Trade Grows in June Despite Dust-up with US $ZTCOF ZTE Corp (OTCMKT:ZTCOF), China’s 2nd-largest telecommunications equipment maker to resume business. China’s trade grew by 2X digits in June despite mounting tensions with the US but the government warned it will face “rising instabilities and uncertainties.” Customs data Friday showed exports rose 11.3% over a […]

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions

Many US Industries Will Thrive During Trade Tensions $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX,$ VXX Several US industries are set to withstand the trade dust-up or even thrive, according to US financial services firm Cowen and Company. China’s recent revisions to tariffs have a clear benefit to luxury retailers, Cowen analysts said in its report. While the […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China fade, earnings the focus. PE Note: Some dips seen in the stock indices Thursday. Overall the indices look Bullish long term to me. DJIA at 24924.89, +0.91%, and DAX at 12492.97, +0.61% rose sharply Thursday Notes: DIA could test 25250 in here (looks Bullish), while DAX sees interim […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $USO, $OIL, $GLD, $SLV, $CU Commentary:Commodities may pause in here. Copper, Gold and Silver are likely to come off in the medium term, and Crude prices are weak. PE ICE Brent Crude at 74.17, -0.38% has some support in here, and could bounce over the next few sessions targeting 77 […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Thursday, with Soybean futures bounced a bit  after hitting contract lows Thursday amid US-China trade frictions. The most active Corn contract for December delivery went up 6c, or 1.7% to close at 3.5925 bu. September Wheat delivery added 12.75c, […]

President Trump: “May’s BREXIT Plan Could ‘Kill’ US Trade Deal”

President Trump: “May’s BREXIT Plan Could ‘Kill’ US Trade Deal”

President Trump: “May’s BREXIT Plan Could ‘Kill’ US Trade Deal” British Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan for BREXIT would “probably kill” the prospects for a free trade deal with the United States, US President Donald Trump said in an interview Thursday “If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the EU […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China fade, earnings the focus. PE Note: Some dips seen in the stock indices Thursday. Overall the indices look Bullish long term to me. DJIA 24700.45, -0.88% came off from the Psych mark at 25000, while 25000 holds, DIA could test 24500 before another run […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $USO, $OIL, $GLD, $SLV, $CU Commentary:Commodities may pause in here. Copper, Gold and Silver are likely to come off in the medium term, and Crude prices are weak. PE ICE Brent Crude 74.62 and NYMEX WTI Crude at 70.76 have fallen sharply. Note: Crude Oil prices started falling yesterday after […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Wednesday, with Soybean and Corn futures dropping to contract lows, following the news that the US announced a list of tariffs on $200-B of Chinese goods Tuesday. Agriculture grain investors were already worried about the impact of trade frictions […]

China Officially says, “Keep calm, do not inflame trade row with US”

China Officially says, “Keep calm, do not inflame trade row with US”

China Officially says, “Keep calm, do not inflame trade row with US” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX China is not ‘happy’ about Washington’s hard line on trade, but has controlled coverage of the dust-up in its media, limiting open commentary and banning attacks on US President Donald Trump. Beijing has issued unusually strict rules limiting […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China fade, earnings the focus. PE Note: Almost all the indexes I screened are now Bullish near to medium term. See the Bull running in global stocks now, how far, how fast, tune in. DJIA at 24919.66, +0.58% moved up and could test at 25250. Or […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $USO, $OIL, $GLD, $SLV, $CU Commentary:Commodities may pause in here. Copper, Gold and Silver are likely to come off in the medium term, and Crude prices are also set dip. PE ICE Brent Crude at 78.08 dipped from  78.80 seen Tuesday. Near term trade within 77-79 is possible, and […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Tuesday, with soybean futures falling for the 2nd straight session, mostly on US-China trade frictions, improved weather conditions in the US Midwest. The most active Corn contract for December delivery went down 6.25c, or 1.7R to close at 3.60 […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China fade, earnings the focus. PE Note: Almost all these indexes screened are now Bullish near to medium term. See the Bull running in global stocks now, how far, how fast, tune in. DJIA at 24776.59, +1.31% moved up sharply and seeing 25250 the 1st resistance. […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $USO, $OIL, $GLD, $SLV, $CU Commentary: Still seeing weakness across the board in commodities driving down Crude Oil prices. PE ICE Brent Crude at 78.37 is stable and unable to decide which direction in here. North is limited to 80-81 and will hold for now. A test at 79-80 near term, followed […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Monday, with Soybean futures diving, as investors turned to technical selling amid ongoing China-US trade friction. The most active Corn contract for December delivery went down 6c, or 1.61% to close at 3.67 bu. September Wheat delivery fell 7.25c, […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China continue, China will likely fade, but Asia/Pac could be trading weak near term. PE DJIA at 24456.48, +0.41% moved up, and while psych support 24000 holds see sideways trade within 24000-24750 before the DIA moves higher. Near term looks Bullish to me. DAX at 12496.17, +0.26% moved […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $USO, $OIL, $GLD, $SLV, $CU Commentary: Still seeing weakness across the board in commodities driving down Crude Oil prices. PE ICE Brent Crude at 77.50, and NYMEX WTI Crude at 74.12 look like they want come off to test to 75 and 65 respectively before moving up medium term. Note:Immediate view is […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week Ended 6 July

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week Ended 6 July

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed on the Week Ended 6 July $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Soybean futures rebounded at week’s end on 6 July, thanks to bargain buying amid escalating trade tensions. The most active contract for November Soybean went up 14.5c weekly, or 1.65%, to 8.945 bu. December Corn delivery rose […]

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors

President Trump’s $500-B Trade Threat Hammering China Investors $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Now, with 6 months of wrangling over trade tariffs with the United States has wiped out 22% and counting of China’s stock market value and driven its currency down sharply. Those moves are just the beginning on what may be coming. Shanghai’s benchmark […]

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks

Morning Briefing Global Stocks $DIA, $DAX, $DJSH, $N300, $NSEI Commentary: Trade worries between US and China continue, China will likely fade, but Asia/Pac could be trading weak near term. PE DJIA at 24356.74, +0.75% moved higher Thursday. While DIA trades above 24000 it looks Bullish to 24750-25000. DAX at 12464.29, +1.19% is up, while support at 12100 holds, DAX […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $USO, $OIL, $GLD, $SLV, $CU Commentary: Still seeing weakness across the board in commodities driving down Crude Oil prices. PE ICE Brent Crude at 77.15 seeing Brent Crude falling from current marks to 76 near term on supply/demand concerns. NYMEX WTI at 72.82 could test 68 near to medium term before […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) wheat rose almost 3% Thursday over declining crop estimates. The Corn contract for December delivery rose 0.25c, or 0.07% to settle at 3.645 bu. September Wheat went up 14.5c, or 2.95% to close at 5.055 bu. November Soybean were down 8.5c, or […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $USO, $OIL, $GLD, $SLV, $CU Commentary: Still seeing weakness across the board in commodities now. PE ICE Brent Crude at 77.69 could trade sideways within 77-80 now. While it trades above 77 it could test 80 before coming off again. NYMEX WTI Crude at 73.84 sees resistance, and could […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Corn and Wheat rebounded Tuesday on bottom picking but Soybean continued to decline amid trade uncertainty. The US grain market was closed Wednesday for the 4th of July holiday The Corn contract for December delivery rose 5.25c, or 1.46% to settle at […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $USO, $OIL, $GLD, $SLV, $CU Commentary: Seeing weakness across the board in commodities now. PE ICE Brent Crude at 77.83 is holding below resistance at 80, while that holds, a dip to 76, and then a attempt 78+. NYMEX WTI Crude at 74.55 is also holding below important […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Monday morning as traders now are focused on increasing trade tensions. As of 1448 GMT, November Soybeans were down 7.5c at 8.725 bu, while December Corn was down 7.5c at 3.6375 bu, and September Wheat down 11.25c at 4.90 […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $USO, $OIL, $GLD, $SLV, $CU Commentary: US President Trump has called on Saudi Arabia to raise production. PE NYMEX WTI Crude at 73.22 is holding well in here, while that holds, the price will test to 72. ICE Brent Crude at 78.19 could still have some room on the […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower on the Week Ended 29 June

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower on the Week Ended 29 June

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower on the Week Ended 29 June $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower on week ended 29 June, with Soybean futures dropping nearly 4% as grain traders turned to technical selling amid trade tensions. The most active Corn contract for July delivery fell 7c weekly, or […]

China Already Feeling the Pain from President Trump on Trade

China Already Feeling the Pain from President Trump on Trade

China Already Feeling the Pain from President Trump on Trade China’s manufacturing activity decelerated in June as US-Chinese trade tensions added to concern the economy is cooling due to tighter government controls on lending, a survey showed Saturday. The National Statistics Bureau’s (NBS) purchasing managers’ index declined to 51.5 from May’s 51.9 on a 100-point […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $USO, $OIL, $GLD, $SLV, $CU Commentary: Again, Crude Oil prices have risen sharply against expectations. PE Note: US President Trump’s demands that allies stop importing Crude from Iran by 4 November this year could impact India as India and China fall under the major importers of Iranian Oil. Crude prices are trading […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Thursday morning, as investors prepare for Friday’s Acreage and Quarterly Stocks Report by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). July Corn was 1.5c lower at 3.51 Bu as of 1630 GMT, September Wheat was 4c lower at 4.845 Bu, […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $USO, $OIL, $GLD, $SLV, $CU Commentary: Crude Oil prices have risen sharply against expectations. PE Note: US President Trump’s demands that allies stop importing Crude from Iran by 4 November this year could impact India as India and China fall under the major importers of Iranian Oil. Crude prices are […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Overall Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Overall Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Overall Higher $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mostly higher Wednesday, with soybean futures rising slightly after plunging over 30c in the past 2 sessions runnning, as market partly digested the impact of trade tensions. CBOT Wheat futures rose on bargain buying after a 3-session sell-off pushed […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $USO, $OIL, $GLD, $SLV, $CU Commentary: Crude Oil bouncing near to medium term on Iraq production issues. PE Crude Oil prices have risen sharply against expectations ICE Brent Crude at 76.53, and NYMEX WTI Crude at 70.74 moved up and may continue to rise to 80 and 72 respectively then see […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Tuesday, with Soybean futures falling for a 2nd session running, on huge selling triggered by trade tensions. The most active Corn contract for July delivery rose 2c, or 0.57% to close at 3.5225 Bu. September Wheat delivery dropped 7.5c, […]

US Consumer Expectations are Still Running High

US Consumer Expectations are Still Running High

US Consumer Expectations are Still Running High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX About 2/3rds of Americans see the US economy as Good to Great. Monday night President Trump’s top trade adviser Peter Navarro said the White House is not planning to restrict foreign investment as part of its trade actions against China or any other country. […]

Trade War: China Opens as America Closes

Trade War: China Opens as America Closes

Trade War: China Opens as America Closes When one door closes, another one opens, that is what is happening now in Asia China has taken solid steps in promoting its opening-up by lowering import tariffs and easing market access, while new measures on intellectual property protection and a new negative list for market access of […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $USO, $OIL, $GLD, $SLV, $CU Commentary: Commodities look Bearish near to medium term. PE ICE Brent Crude at 74.79 could come off from 76 and re-test 73-72 near term, 72 is a good support on the longer term charts and we may see a fall below 72 medium […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Sharply Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Sharply Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Sharply Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished sharply lower Monday, with Soybean futures diving over 20c, on massive selling triggered by trade tensions. The most active Corn contract for July delivery fell 6.75c, or 1.89% to close at 3.505 Bu. September Wheat delivery dropped 13.75c, or […]

US Stocks Fell Monday in Response to Pending Trade Issues

US Stocks Fell Monday in Response to Pending Trade Issues

US Stocks Fell Monday in Response to Pending Trade Issues $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The escalating trade dispute between the US and other leading economies effected US stocks Monday, pushing the S&P 500 and NAS Comp to their biggest losses in more than 2 months. Losses were widespread Technology stocks suffered the most, with […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: OPEC to raise production by 1-M BPD, President Trump wanted lower Crude Oil prices he will get them. PE Gold at 1271.60 may try to move to 1280 in here there is room for the move. ICE Brent Crude at 74.12 sees resistance at 76, while […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Last Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Last Week

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Last Week $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished more than 1% lower in the week ending 22 June on massive selling triggered by escalating trade tensions. The most active contract for July Soybeans were down 11c weekly, or 1.21%, to 8.945 bu. July Corn delivery fell […]

President Trump, “Remove your trade barriers or be met with more than Reciprocity by the USA”

President Trump, “Remove your trade barriers or be met with more than Reciprocity by the USA”

President Trump, “Remove your trade barriers or be met with more than Reciprocity by the USA” Sunday, US President Donald Trump warned other nations about their trade policies with the United States. The President’s statement comes days after he threatened to place a 20% tariff on all European automobiles entering the US and after Commerce […]

Trade Wars are not New

Trade Wars are not New

The snowballing trade war between the United States and the European Union is the latest in a string of global disputes over imports. Here is are some key international trade wars throughout history: – 2002, US steel tariffs on EU imports – Republican President George W. Bush imposes tariffs from 8 to 30 percent on […]

Trade Negotiations: Investors Agree, the US Will Win

Trade Negotiations: Investors Agree, the US Will Win

Trade Negotiations: Investors Agree, the US Will Win $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $N300, $VXX Trade disputes are good and easy to win. Chinese stocks weak American stocks stronger. That is the view from financial markets as the tariff dust-up between China and the US shows increasing signs of impacting stock prices. While broad measures of […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: OPEC to raise production by 500-K BPD, and while the markets wait for some decision from the OPEC meeting, Crude Oil prices may trade up a bit then down, President Trump want lower Crude Oil prices. PE Gold at 1268.90, I am looking for […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Thursday, as wheat futures climbed for a 2nd day running on bargain buying following the market’s recent drop and on a weather-reduced Wheat crop in Russia, the world’s top exporter. Corn followed Wheat higher, underpinned by concerns that […]

DJIA Off, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Falls on Taxed Shopping Concern

DJIA Off, Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) Falls on Taxed Shopping Concern

DJIA Off, Amazon Falls on Taxed Shopping Concern $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US stocks fell Thursday, with the DJIA (DIa) marking an 8th straight decliner, as industrials softened again on trade concerns while Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and other online retailers weakened after a US Supreme Court ruling on state sales tax collection. Amazon dropped as […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Nothing new. PE Gold at 1269.80 broke below 1270, while that holds, medium term view turns Bearish with possibilities of testing to 1250-1240 in the next week or 2. ICE Brent Crude at 74.63 sees near term resistance at 76, and while it trades below […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished higher Wednesday reversing a sharp downturn in the prior session on escalating trade tensions. The most active Soybean contract for July delivery rose 0.5c, or 0.06% to settle at 8.895 bu. July Corn also went up 0.5c, or 0.14% […]

NAS Comp Marks Another Record High Close, Trade Concerns Dampen DJIA

NAS Comp Marks Another Record High Close, Trade Concerns Dampen DJIA

NAS Comp Marks Another Record High Close, Trade Concerns Dampen DJIA $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX China Cannot Win a Tit for Tat Trade War With the US President Donald Trump’s threat to impose a 10% tariff on $200-B of Chinese goods, triggering a tit-for-tat trade war with Beijing, is “extremely good news for the […]

President Trump “Halted America’s Downward Spiral”

President Trump “Halted America’s Downward Spiral”

President Trump “Halted America’s Downward Spiral” It is distasteful to return to my exchange with my esteemed NRO colleague Jonah Goldberg about the column he wrote several weeks ago likening President Trump’s reference to the implantation of FBI informers in his campaign as “Spygate” to McCarthyism. He replied on June 6, citing some of what I had written, […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Nothing new. PE Gold at 1276.30 seeing 1st support on the 3-Day lines and candles. If it holds, may see a bounce towards 1300, barring that an indication of medium term Bearishness may be triggered on a fall below 1270, then a test to […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Tuesday with Soybean falling to 2-year lows on escalating trade tensions between the US and China. The most active Soybean contract for July delivery fell 19.5c, or 2.15%, to settle at 8.89 bu. July Corn went down 2.25c, […]

China ‘Underestimated’ President Trump

China ‘Underestimated’ President Trump

China ‘Underestimated’ President Trump The Top White House trade adviser, Peter Navarro, says Beijing “may have underestimated the resolve of President Donald J. Trump” by refusing to meet US demands on trade and by threatening to retaliate against American trade sanctions. Mr. Navarro, known for his hard-line approach to China, still says the US is […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Nothing new. PE Gold at 1283.51 if the precious Yellow metal falls below 1275-1270 could open a test to 1250/40, but now seeing some neutral movement near current marks. ICE Brent Crude at 74.99, and NYMEX WTI Crude at 65.99 both recovered a bit from […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed 

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed 

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished mixed Monday with Soybean rebounding amid bargain buying after 3 days running of sharp decliners. The most active Soybean contract for July delivery rose 3, or 0.33%, to settle at 9.085 bu. July Corn went down 5.25c, or 1.45% to […]

President Trump to China, “$200-B US Tariffs Coming”

President Trump to China, “$200-B US Tariffs Coming”

President Trump to China, “$200-B US Tariffs Coming US Vs China, bet on the US. Monday, US President Donald Trump told China that he is ready to impose a 10% tariff on $200-B of Chinese goods.In his statement, President Trump said he had asked the US trade representative to identify the Chinese products to be […]

US Economy Can Absorb Hit From China Tensions

US Economy Can Absorb Hit From China Tensions

US Economy Can Absorb Hit From China Tensions $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Now is the right time to pressure China on its trade policies because the US economy is strong enough to absorb uncertainty arising from bi-lateral tensions, White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett said Monday. Mr. Hassett spoke after President […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Commodities look weak. PE Gold at 1279.80 broken 1st support at 1280, if it hold, then the precious Yellow metal can break below 1275, them 1260-1250 opens up on the Southside medium term. Silver at 16.49 has fallen and could head to 16.25-16.00 […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower Friday $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities finished lower Friday, with Corn futures falling as weather improves. The most active Corn contract for July delivery fell 1.75c, or 0.48% to close at 3.6125 bu. July Wheat delivery went down 2c, or 0.4% to close at 4.995 […]

President Trump’s Tariffs Having Minimal Effect on US Economy

President Trump’s Tariffs Having Minimal Effect on US Economy

President Trump’s Tariffs Having Minimal Effect on US Economy $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX US President Donald Trump’s new trade tariffs will lop at most a couple of tenths of a percentage point off US growth and add a similar amount to inflation, small stuff for a $19-T economy that is experiencing its 2nd longest […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Gold is ranged but may break out to the Northside. PE Gold at 1302.10 moved above 1300. While the rise continues, Gold may break out to 1320-1325 near term. ICE Brent Crude at 75.84 and NYMEX WTI Crude at 66.94 both dipped a bit and […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Lower $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded lower Thursday, as investors focused on renewed trade tensions between the US and China. The Trump Administration is moving forward on placing $50-B of tariffs on Chinese on a list of 800 items, albeit lessened from 1300 items on […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Gold is still ranged. PE Gold at 1295.06 is still ranged in here, while it trades below 1300, the precious Yellow could fall to 1290-1285 near term. Copper at 3.2284 trades lower, the Red metal price could dip to 3.20 and pause. Then a […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Higher $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded higher Tuesday, with Wheat futures rising more than 3% after the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) cut its estimate for production in top exporter Russia. Corn futures rose more than 2%, while Soybean marked modest gains in the wake of […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Gold is still ranged. PE Note: Some Bullishness is seen for metals and Crude Oil near term. Gold at 1298.31 is ranged for now within 1310-1290, and some more of sideways trade is possible near term. Gold-WTI ratio at 19.67 saw some rejection near […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded mixed Monday, with Corn and Soybean futures dropping to fresh multi-month lows as widespread rains across the US midwest farm belt bolstered production outlooks for recently planted crops. Wheat futures also eased as rainfall in western Australia took the edge […]

Trump Vs Trudeau: Strong USD = Pain for All Canadians

Trump Vs Trudeau: Strong USD = Pain for All Canadians

Trump Vs Trudeau: Strong USD = Pain for All Canadians $USDCAD The Canadian Dollar (CAD) aka ‘Loonie’ slumped Monday on continuing trade issues between Canada and the US, and there is noting to keep the Loonie from extending its fall. USDCAD, +0.0539% was among the worst performers Monday following the G-7 Summit that saw US President Donald […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Copper and Brent Crude are Bullish, while WTI Crude could see some pause near term. Gold is ranged. PE Gold at 1299.57 is trading a channel, it could rise to 1310-1320 this week. But we cannot rule out a fall to 1300 or lower […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower Last Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower Last Friday

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Lower Last Friday $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded lower Friday with Wheat falling sharply on profit-taking. As of 1500 GMT, July Corn was down 0.75c at 3.755 bu, July Wheat was down 8c at 5.1875 bu, and July Soybean down 4.5c at 9.6975 bu. CBOT Wheat […]

‘The Art of the Deal’ Prevailed at the G7, Soon to be G8 Again

‘The Art of the Deal’ Prevailed at the G7, Soon to be G8 Again

‘The Art of the Deal’ Prevailed at the G7, Soon to be G8 Again “No tariffs, No barriers, No subsidies.” President Trump pulled President Macron aside and told him how things are to be. Mr. Trudeau also got the message, he is weak and dishonest Saturday in Quebec City, US President Donald Trump shook up a […]

President Trump’s Tough Talk Driving US Stock Market

President Trump’s Tough Talk Driving US Stock Market

President Trump’s Tough Talk Driving US Stock Market $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Fears of a trade war is giving boost to some of the smallest companies in the market as well as some of the biggest technology companies. For over 3 months, investors have focused on US negotiations with trading partners including China, Europe, […]

Despite the Drama, the G7 Nations will Align with the USA

Despite the Drama, the G7 Nations will Align with the USA

Despite the Drama, the G7 Nations will Align with the USA The US is the indispensable country President Donald Trump injected fresh drama into the meeting of the G7 major industrialized nations Friday, calling for Russia, ousted for its the annexation of Crimea, to be reinstated. President Trump made the comment at the White House […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Copper and Brent Crude are Bullish, while WTI Crude could see some pause near term. Gold is ranged. PE Gold at 1296.55 continues stable. A dip to 1285 is expected. Copper at 3.2588 trades below 3.30 after a move to 3.3130. Now, see a […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Traded Mixed $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded mixed Thursday, as Soybean futures continued to fall over supply issues and uncertainty surrounding the US-China trade talks. As of 1459 GMT, July Soybeans was down 7.25c at 9.87 bu, while July Corn was up 0.75c at 3.79 bu, and […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Copper and Brent Crude are Bullish, while WTI Crude could see some pause near term. Gold is ranged. PE Gold at 1297.15 is stable in here, ranged within 1300-1280 for now. Copper at 3.2754 rose to 3.30 Wednesday. 3.30-3.35 our the near term target […]

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed +Special Report

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed +Special Report

Chicago Agriculture Commodities Finished Mixed +Special Report $SOY, $WEAT, $CORN Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) agriculture commodities traded mixed. Special Report California agriculture industry worries about retaliation from trading partners against US tariffs The agriculture industry in the State of California worried that it will suffer a lot as the United States’ steel and aluminum […]

The Trump Effect: US Trade Deficit Falls on Record Exports, Market Soars

The Trump Effect: US Trade Deficit Falls on Record Exports, Market Soars

The Trump Effect: US Trade Deficit Falls on Record Exports, Market Soars $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The US trade deficit fell to a 7-month low in April as exports rose to a record high, lifted by an increase in shipments of industrial materials and soybeans. The US Commerce Department said on Wednesday the trade gap dropped […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Concerns about supply disruptions in the Key Copper producing region is driving up Copper prices. Precious metals are stable, Crude Oil prices could rise, might now this week. PE ICE Brent Crude at 75.36 tested 73.81 before bouncing. While trading above 74, there […]

NASDAQ Marks Another All Time High

NASDAQ Marks Another All Time High

NASDAQ Marks Another All Time High $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX Tuesday as investors were encouraged by US economic data, driving the NASDAQ to finish at another at record high for the 2nd day running, as the technology and consumer discretionary sectors outpreformed Investors remain a bit wary about trade discussions, with Mexico imposing tariffs […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Nothing new. PE Gold at 1292.04 looks Bearish while below 1300. A test of 1270 looks possible in here. ICE Brent Crude at 75.50 sees support 75, then at 74. If they hold, may not see a move below 74 near term and the […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Nothing new. PE Gold at 1293.36 is ranged within 1290-1310, and a rise above 1310 may signal medium term Bullish outlook. But, while trading below 1310, the prospect of seeing 1280-1270 is open. ICE Brent Crude at 76.54 is falling, now see a test of […]

US Standing Up for its Interest in NAFTA Trade Talks

US Standing Up for its Interest in NAFTA Trade Talks

US Standing Up for its Interest in NAFTA Trade Talks Sunday, top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow denied negotiations on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) have broken down,saying, however, President Donald Trump “is right” to “stand up for U.S. interests.” Mr. Kudlow said in a TV interview, “good faith negotiations are welcome.” […]

Socialist EU Cracked, Crumbling from Inside

Socialist EU Cracked, Crumbling from Inside

Socialist EU Cracked, Crumbling from Inside Europe has relied on the US for protection and economic support, and now The Trump Administration has sanctioned the single currency bloc for refusing to level playing field on trade and unfair trade practices Friday, US President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on European steel and aluminum, dismissing Europe’s pleas, […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Nothing new. PE Gold at 1298.32 bounced from support on the 3-Day’s. While that holds, Gold may move to 1310-1315 in the coming sessions thus limiting the Southside at 1280. ICE Brent Crude at 77.51 up from a bit, while NYMEX WTI Crude at 66.94 is […]

US Imposes Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum from EU, Canada, Mexico

US Imposes Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum from EU, Canada, Mexico

US Imposes Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum from EU, Canada, Mexico $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX The US stock market returned to negative territory for the week Thursday, giving back much of Wednesday’s high bounce, as investors digested tariff-related headlines and looked ahead to Friday’s release of the Employment Situation report for May. Thursday, The Trump […]

Majority Ownership Key to US in Trade Talks With China

Majority Ownership Key to US in Trade Talks With China

Majority Ownership Key to US in Trade Talks With China The United States hopes to convince China into letting American investors hold a majority stake in Chinese ventures, Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, said Thursday. The demand will be part of formal trade talks between the US and China to begin Saturday […]

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing

Gold, Silver, Copper and Crude Oil Briefing $GLD, $SLV, $CU, $USO, $OIL Commentary: Nothing new. PE Gold at 1302.39 is stable and ranged within 1290-1310 for the next 2 days. Then a break above 1310 could bring on Bullishness, or the precious Yellow metal price could re-test 1300 or lower. ICE Brent Crude at 77.28 held above the […]

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