This Week In Cryptocurrency: Bloodbath

This Week In Cryptocurrency: Bloodbath

The Sky Is Falling! Okay, maybe we’re being a little dramatic. But, this week was a bloodbath for the cryptocurrency market. For the first half of the week, the market seemed to be continuing the non-volatile movement we’ve gotten accustomed to over the last few weeks. However, on Wednesday, things turned south with an almost […]
Cold Early December Risks Send Gas Flying Again

Cold Early December Risks Send Gas Flying Again

The volatility appears here to stay in the natural gas complex, as the December contract shot 6% higher and continued upwards post-settle on continued risks that the month of December starts quite cold.  The theme of March leadership continued as well, with the March contract logging the largest gain again today after it led Tuesday […]
Foreigners Dump US Treasuries As They Liquidate A Record Amount Of US Stocks

Foreigners Dump US Treasuries As They Liquidate A Record Amount Of US Stocks

Earlier this week, DoubleLine’s Jeff Gundlach held his latest webcast with investors in which he warned that as a result of rising hedging costs, US Treasury bonds have become increasingly unattractive to foreign buyers. This can be seen in the chart below which shows the yield on the 10Y US TSY unhedged, and also hedged […]
Why A Short-Term Correction On USD/CHF Pair Could Happen

Why A Short-Term Correction On USD/CHF Pair Could Happen

Switzerland is one of the most prosperous countries in the world. Its prosperity comes because of a number of reasons. Historically, the country has taken a neutral approach to global issues. In fact, it did not participate in the Second World War. As a result, the country continued to develop its economy as the other […]
Market Talk – Friday, Nov. 16

Market Talk – Friday, Nov. 16

A relief rally after a poor opening for US markets and that confidence did roll into Asia, but only for a short time. The Nikkei opened well but then saw selling and the heavy mood softened the index into the weekend. This trade could also have been a balanced trade for the Yen, which is […]
Market Outlook: Why The Economy Is Bullish For Stocks Going Into 2019

Market Outlook: Why The Economy Is Bullish For Stocks Going Into 2019

As we expected in last week’s market outlook, the U.S. stock market has pulled back after a hard bounce. The S&P 500 has now retraced more than 61.8% of its gains. The economy’s fundamentals determine the stock market’s medium-long term outlook. Technicals determine the stock market’s short-medium term outlook. Here’s why: The stock market’s long term is […]
TIC: You Really Can’t Say Enough About Not Enough Collateral

TIC: You Really Can’t Say Enough About Not Enough Collateral

It makes sense that those surviving in the securities lending business would look overseas for inventory. If you are a broker dealing in rehypothecation, you go where the portfolios are stocked with pristine assets. Who holds the most UST’s on the planet? It used to be insurance companies (and their subs) who were more than […]
New Report Warns Retailers Could See Weak Holiday Sales

New Report Warns Retailers Could See Weak Holiday Sales

A sugar high – from debt-fueled tax cuts – is expected to wear off in the near term, contracting economic growth coupled with a deepening trade war, could lead to the next financial crisis. One looming threat to President Trump’s booming economy besides tariffs, is the consumer, as their revolving credit, i.e., credit card, debt has recently hit all-time highs, […]
Trend Trading Introduction

Trend Trading Introduction

One of the foundational principles of technical analysis is that asset prices move in trends. The intent of any technical trader is to enter early in the price’s trend and exit when it changes. A chartist’s use of moving averages, trend lines and other indicators are an attempt to determine the direction of the price […]
Week In Review: Another Down Week On Wall Street

Week In Review: Another Down Week On Wall Street

  Stocks fell last week as investors digested a flurry of market, economic, and earnings data. The big macro fear that continues to weigh on markets is a slowing global economy. We have already seen economic data soften across the globe and several big countries recently reported lousy GDP numbers. Even the US is beginning […]