Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

Commentary: Paul Ebeling on Wall Street

$DJIA,  $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $XRT, $AMZN, $VXX The S&P 500 rallied 5.0% Wednesday from extremely oversold conditions Rebounding Crude Oil prices, strong holiday sales, and some short covering drover the S&P 500 to its best 1-day gainer since March 2009. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 5.0%, the NAS Comp gained 5.8%, and the Russell 2000 […]

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

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

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

Market Looking for a Dovish Stance from the FOMC Wednesday

Market Looking for a Dovish Stance from the FOMC Wednesday

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX The market is looking for a Dovish stance from the FOMC when it comes to its interest rate projections for Y 2019.  Everything will come into view at 2:00p EST Wednesday Investors in pain from a difficult year hope the Fed will align with President Trump’s ‘demand’ for dovishness in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Options Traders Setup for More Volatile Market Action 

Options Traders Setup for More Volatile Market Action 

Options Traders Setup for More Volatile Market Action $VXX, $CBOE, $SPY For the 2nd time this year, volatility has come back into the markets, and traders in the stock options market are betting ongoing market gyrations are not about to let up any time soon. People are betting action could come from either direction. This […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bitcoin (BTC) Seeing its Worst Session in 10

Bitcoin (BTC) Seeing its Worst Session in 10

Bitcoin (BTC) Seeing its Worst Session in 10 $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE Altcoins are showing signs of life, says 1 technical analyst *Did you know that mining Bitcoins is 3X more expensive than mining Gold? Major digital currency prices traded lower Thursday in New York, giving up the majority of Wednesday’s advance. Bitcoin, BTCUSD, -0.22%  the most famous an […]

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 […]

Bitcoin’s Volatility Lowest in Nearly 2 Years

Bitcoin’s Volatility Lowest in Nearly 2 Years

Bitcoin’s Volatility Lowest in Nearly 2 Years $BTCUSD  Bitcoin (BTC) is experiencing 1 of its worst annual price performances of its 10-year-old life, perhaps becoming more stable in the process. Volatility of the largest cryptocurrency has fallen to its lowest for nearly 2 years, with price swings falling lower than increasingly edgy US stocks for […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Bitcoin (BTC) Vs US Dollar (USD)

Bitcoin (BTC) Vs US Dollar (USD)

Bitcoin (BTC) Vs US Dollar (USD) $BTCUSD Trading in Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital coins continues to be very volatile, as the cryptocurrency market ramps up once again, running past the 6,000 mark: Bitcoin is the #1 cryptocurrency. Bitcoin remains highly correlated with the other digital coins, known aptly as the altcoins. When bitcoin rises, these […]

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 […]

It is Very Expensive to Hedge Cannabis Stocks

It is Very Expensive to Hedge Cannabis Stocks

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

Let’s Consider Silver’s Very Low Numbers

Let’s Consider Silver’s Very Low Numbers

Let’s Consider Silver’s Very Low Numbers $SLV, $GLD The Devils Metal will bounce right back up in symmetrical proportionally when the short covering begins to happen. Let’s consider silver’s numbers. The 52-wk low in specs’ silver-futures shorts was 41.5-K contracts in mid-September 2017.  Getting back there would require an astounding 78.6-K contracts of short-covering buying.  […]

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 […]

Traders Buying Corn, Selling Soybean and Wheat

Traders Buying Corn, Selling Soybean and Wheat

Traders Buying Corn, Selling Soybean and Wheat $CORN, $SOY, $WEAT Speculators were pegged last week by trade sources as net buyers of Chicago-traded Corn, Soybeans and Wheat, but their Corn views did not budge, and they were net sellers of Soybean and Wheat. Despite a drop in exportable Wheat supply worldwide, US exporters have yet […]

 Traders are Betting: Who is the Author of NY-T’s Anonymous Resistance Op-Ed?

 Traders are Betting: Who is the Author of NY-T’s Anonymous Resistance Op-Ed?

 Traders are Betting: Who is the Author of NY-T’s Anonymous Resistance Op-Ed? Dan Coats, Mike Pence and Kirstjen Nielsen were among the favorites Thursday among political gamblers taking an online stab at predicting which senior Trump Administration official authored a scathing anonymous column in the NY-Ts. Mr. Coats, the director of national intelligence, was seen […]

Like Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock, its Bonds ‘Tanked’ Too

Like Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock, its Bonds ‘Tanked’ Too

Like Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Stock, its Bonds ‘Tanked’ Too $TSLA The ‘420’ Tweet has raised pointed question from The Street about his judgement, is it impaired? Like its stock price, Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) bonds have given up all of the gains they made after the company CEO, Elon Musk shocked investors with the ‘420’ Tweet on 7 […]

FX: Sterling (GBP) Traders Focused on BREXIT Outcome

FX: Sterling (GBP) Traders Focused on BREXIT Outcome

FX: Sterling (GBP) Traders Focused on BREXIT Outcome GBP/USD: -0.32% to 1.2721, Tuesday’s action is the 9th consecutive decliner for the GBP Having sunk to 13-month lows, the Pound Sterling could fall by up to another 10% in the coming months should Britain crash out of the EU without a deal on future trade ties, […]

Pump-and-Dump Schemes in Cryptocurrencies

Pump-and-Dump Schemes in Cryptocurrencies

Pump-and-Dump Schemes in Cryptocurrencies $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD Recently, I have read news stories hinted or provided anonymous accounts of schemes to manipulate cryptocurrency trading through pump-and-dump schemes. A recent report by the WS-J provides the proof. The report provides an inside look at the operations of pump-and-dump schemes. The WS-J states that crypto pump-and-dump schemes accounted for $825-M […]

Dutch ‘Speed Trader’ Jumps in Cryptocurrencies

Dutch ‘Speed Trader’ Jumps in Cryptocurrencies

Dutch ‘Speed Trader’ Jumps in Cryptocurrencies $BTCUSD, $ETHUSD The EU’s largest trader of ETFs has moved into cryptocurrencies, ignoring regulator’s cautioning consumers and institutions not to buy or sell digital currencies. The Amsterdam-based speed trader Flow Traders NV is making markets in the 1st exchange-traded notes based on Bitcoin and Ether. XBT Provider, an issuer of […]

Forex Traders Overwhelm Emerging Markets’ Central Bankers

Forex Traders Overwhelm Emerging Markets’ Central Bankers

Forex Traders Overwhelm Emerging Markets’ Central Bankers $DXY, $OIL, $GLD, $SLV Selloff forces EM central banks to raise interest rates Currencies have struggled to find a floor despite rate moves Central banks in emerging economies are losing the battle with markets as their efforts to shield their currencies struggle for traction, suggesting policy makers have […]

Bitcoin, (BTCUSD) LaSalle Street Professionals are in Charge

Bitcoin, (BTCUSD) LaSalle Street Professionals are in Charge

Bitcoin, (BTCUSD) LaSalle Street Professionals are in Charge $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE Last last year when they were introduced, Bitcoin futures were expected to boost prices and demand for the cryptocurrency. Analysts are now suggesting otherwise. According to a recent report from well-known crypto markets analyst Tom Lee, Bitcoin futures are the cause of “gut wrenching” […]

Bitcoin Moved to Test Key Support Near $9,000

Bitcoin Moved to Test Key Support Near $9,000

Bitcoin Moved to Test Key Support Near $9,000 $BTCUSD Thursday, after a quiet start to cryptocurrencies came under selling pressure, with market participants speculating about large blocks of cryptos being offloaded, pushing Bitcoin’s value lower. Bitcoin, the world’s #1 digital currency traded in a $200 range Thursday before giving up $220, or 2.3% quickly. Currently, […]

Bitcoin: The Why, The Why Nots!

Bitcoin: The Why, The Why Nots!

Bitcoin: The Why, The Why Nots! $BTCUSD, $CBOE, $CME Bitcoin has been in the news for the past year, and a clear understanding about how the cryptocurrency actually works and its volatility has kept many professional investors and traders from considering it worthy. There surely is plenty of money to be made, but investors must […]

Bitcoin: All Professional Investors and Traders Knew That…

Bitcoin: All Professional Investors and Traders Knew That…

Bitcoin: All Professional Investors and Traders Knew That… $BTCUSD, $CBOE, $CME …the launch of Bitcoin futures would cause the price to fall. A Fed paper has attested to that as; Bitcoin’s drop following its peak near $20,000 was directly tied to the launch of a futures market, according to new research from the San Francisco […]

Last Week Saw Record Bitcoin Futures Trade on the Cboe

Last Week Saw Record Bitcoin Futures Trade on the Cboe

Last Week Saw Record Bitcoin Futures Trade on the Cboe $BTCUSD, $CBOE, $CME, $XBT Cboe (NASDAQ:CBOE) reported record Bitcoin futures trading last Wednesday, indicating the rising popularity of XBT. The popularity of trading bitcoin  futures contracts (XBT) continues to mark new highs. Last  Wednesday, CBOE, the dominant US  derivatives exchange providing Bitcoin futures contracts, saw its highest-ever trading volume for Bitcoin futures since […]

Ethereum Markets Rallied Last Week, Looks to Continue

Ethereum Markets Rallied Last Week, Looks to Continue

Ethereum Markets Rallied Last Week, Looks to Continue $ETHUSD, $ETHEUR The Ethereum (ETH) markets initially dipped last week, then after US Tax Day saw Key support at $500 and bounced, breaking above the important resistance at the $600 mark, then heading to $700. Currently, Ethereum is trading at: 634.74, +13.41, or +2.1583%, as of 4:11a BST, the market is […]

Trading: Master Your Emotions or They Will Master You

Trading: Master Your Emotions or They Will Master You

Trading: Master Your Emotions or They Will Master You These day in financial markets dominated by huge data, sophisticated analytical programs and quantitative strategies, concerns about the psychological aspect of trading may seem very strange. But, in reality a clear understanding of trading psychology very important. As it is when people forget to question motivations […]

Bitcoin Technical’s: MA ‘Death Cross’ Looms

Bitcoin Technical’s: MA ‘Death Cross’ Looms

Bitcoin Technical’s: MA ‘Death Cross’ Looms $BTCUSD The Death Cross pattern does not augur well for Bitcoin. Traders who look for future price direction in technical patterns are seeing indicators that suggest the leading digital currency may have further to fall. Currently, Bitcoin is trading at: 8,196.721680, +384.221680, +4.918033%, as of 5:37a GMT,  the market is open. Bitcoin’s 50-Day […]

IRS Taps Bitcoin Traders’ Exchange Data Pool

IRS Taps Bitcoin Traders’ Exchange Data Pool

IRS Taps Bitcoin Traders’ Exchange Data Pool $BTCUSD Coinbase Inc., an online exchanges for digital currencies, has warned thousands of its customers that it will be reporting their financial data to the US tax officials. The request was part of a probe by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) into alleged tax evasion and advoidence. The […]

Bitcoin Follows Stocks Down, Shake Out Continues

Bitcoin Follows Stocks Down, Shake Out Continues

Bitcoin Follows Stocks Down, Shake Out Continues $BTCUSD $CME, $CBOE Digital currencies lost ground Wednesday as overall market sentiment waned, pushing the price of Bitcoin back under $11,000. After trading above $11,700 late Tuesday evening, the price of the #1 digital currency by market cap, Bitcoin lost more than $1,500, trading to a session low of $10,244.32 […]

“The US has Become a Nation of Day Traders”

“The US has Become a Nation of Day Traders”

“The US has Become a Nation of Day Traders” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $BTCUSD Many stock-market participants are no longer investing for the long term, they are day trading for tic by tic profits. Though the majority are losers. That is the take on the current state of the stock market, which has seen average speculators […]

Bitcoin: The Chart Pattern Looks ‘Encouraging’

Bitcoin: The Chart Pattern Looks ‘Encouraging’

Bitcoin: The Chart Pattern Looks ‘Encouraging’ $BTCUSD When Bitcoin took a deep dive of it’s nearly $20,000 highs to below $6,000, many retail participants worried that Bitcoin and the other cryptocurrency were headed to the scrapbook. Technical analysts, of which I am 1, believe that Bitcoin passed a a Key marker that gives us confidence that now that […]

Savvy Traders Laud the Return of Market Volatility

Savvy Traders Laud the Return of Market Volatility

Savvy Traders Laud the Return of Market Volatility $VXX, $DIA After last week’s action, some market participants await a return to the calm, but that may not be in their longer-term interest to revert to the very unusual market conditions that we had before. What they should be looking for new is a market that […]

Wall Street Pros Find Bitcoin Getting Easy to Trade

Wall Street Pros Find Bitcoin Getting Easy to Trade

Wall Street Pros Find Bitcoin Getting Easy to Trade $BTCUSD , $CME, $CBOE The company that developed one of the most popular pieces of trading software is about to make it easier for professionals to bet on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Trading Technologies International Inc., aka TT, whose products let traders buy and sell on major […]

Forex Traders Embrace the SmartPhone Era

Forex Traders Embrace the SmartPhone Era

Forex Traders Embrace the SmartPhone Era $USD, $JPY, $EUR, $GBP, $CNY The world’s biggest financial market, Forex, is embracing the SmartPhone era as investors find new ways to work when they are not on the trading floor. In a JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM) survey of more than 400 institutional Fx, interest rates and commodities […]

Forex Morning Briefing: Bitcoin Bounces on Founder’s Fund Interest

Forex Morning Briefing: Bitcoin Bounces on Founder’s Fund Interest

Bitcoin: Professional Traders Up Net Shorts At Year’s End $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE, $FB Trading in Bitcoin is volatile, while .DXY takes a beating In November, Bitcoin fell almost 30% in 4 days from $7,888 to $5,555. In September, it fell 40% from $4,979 to $2,972. And ETF specialist asset manager focused on technology, said in his newsletter […]

Bitcoin: Professional Traders Up Net Shorts At Year’s End

Bitcoin: Professional Traders Up Net Shorts At Year’s End

Bitcoin: Professional Traders Up Net Shorts At Year’s End $BTCUSD, $CME, $CBOE Trading in Bitcoin is volatile. In November, Bitcoin fell almost 30% in 4 days from $7,888 to $5,555. In September, it fell 40% from $4,979 to $2,972. And ETF specialist asset manager focused on technology, said in his newsletter that investors had displayed […]

Forex Morning Briefing: Bitcoin

Forex Morning Briefing: Bitcoin

Forex Morning Briefing: Bitcoin $BTCUSD $CME, $CBOE Commentary: Most currencies to go quiet until after 1 January 2018. PE Last week, Bitcoin dropped from nearly $20,000 to a low of below $12,000. The sell-off was unexpected to some, leading civilian participants to call it Armageddon. On Christmas Eve, it started to rise and then fall again, it […]