This Week’s Commitment Of Traders: How Noncommercials Are Positioned

This Week’s Commitment Of Traders: How Noncommercials Are Positioned

Following futures positions of non-commercials are as of November 13, 2018. 10-year note: Currently net short 333.2k, down 206k. On October 5, the 10-year rate (3.07 percent) began retreating after touching 3.25 percent – the highest since May 2011.  Thursday last week, it rallied to 3.24 percent, before once again meeting with selling pressure.  On both […]
Your ‘A-Z Guide’ To The Brexit Negotiations

Your ‘A-Z Guide’ To The Brexit Negotiations

“The UK is now facing a national crisis”, according to Margaret Thatcher’s former Defence Secretary, Michael Portillo, speaking to a dinner in London on Thursday night.  Brexit continues to tear the UK apart, and places the economy at greater and greater risk. On Thursday, premier Theresa May had unveiled her draft Withdrawal Agreement with the EU27.  Within […]
China: Crying Wolf?

China: Crying Wolf?

There is very little concern about China and the huge debt they are, and have been, building for years as it may be a case of crying wolf. In the past when pundits and economists have rang the bell of danger about China’s debt woes, China has been able to postpone the implosion that will […]
What Is The S&P 500?

What Is The S&P 500?

How many times have you read somewhere or heard someone state the “S&P 500 is up or down X% today?” Or have you heard someone say that they own a mutual fund or ETF mirrors the S&P 500? Lastly, have you read one of our stock analyses where we compare a company’s price to the […]
Oil And Gas Take Center Stage

Oil And Gas Take Center Stage

If pipeline stocks moved with natural gas rather than crude oil, their long-suffering investors could look back on a good week. On Tuesday crude was down $5 per barrel for the week, before recovering $2 by Friday. It’s tumbled $20 since early October, bringing Brent Jan ’19 to $66. By contrast, the Jan ’19 natural […]
Jim Cramer’s Confusing Calls On Nvidia Corporation

Jim Cramer’s Confusing Calls On Nvidia Corporation

The business of stock prognostication is a tough one: a lot of uncertainty abounds, markets swing through surprisingly long bouts of herd-following and counter-trend sentiments, bots and market makers can rampage through the best technical setups, and companies sometimes only disclose the minimally required information. I dare to prognosticate only with risk management as a […]
Smart Home: Is The Time Right?

Smart Home: Is The Time Right?

Since we first met the Jetsons on September 23, 1962, the idea of a smart home has enthralled us. In the 56 years since the show’s premiere, technology has advanced in ways Hanna-Barbera could never have dreamed of, yet we’re no closer to a world where Rosie the Robot is real. What gives? The History […]
Emerging Market ETFs Pop On US-Sino Trade Talks, Rate Hikes

Emerging Market ETFs Pop On US-Sino Trade Talks, Rate Hikes

Popular emerging market (EM) ETFs like, Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO – Free Report), iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (IEMG – Free Report) , iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (EEM – Free Report) , Schwab Emerging Markets Equity ETF (SCHE – Free Report) and Schwab Fundamental Emerging Markets Large Company Index ETF (FNDE […]
Week In Review: How Trump’s Policies Moved Stocks – Nov. 17. 2018

Week In Review: How Trump’s Policies Moved Stocks – Nov. 17. 2018

Catch up on the top industries and stocks that were impacted, or were predicted to be impacted, by the comments, actions and policies of President Donald Trump and his administration with this weekly recap compiled by The Fly: 1. CNN WINS SUIT AGAINST WHITE HOUSE: On Tuesday, CNN announced that the AT&T (T) unit filed […]
Pop Quiz, Hotshot

Pop Quiz, Hotshot

Okay, so you all know I am all about operational reality. And although the financial markets and the economy aren’t exactly like the physical world there are certain operational and fundamental aspects to it all. So, I was intrigued by this tweet by Ron Paul and the lop-sided responses: Okay, so Ron Paul has a […]