Risky Assets Rally For Fourth Week In A Row

Risky Assets Rally For Fourth Week In A Row

Positive momentum continued to lift risky assets last week, based on a set of proxy ETFs for the major asset classes. For the fourth straight week, the risk-on trade prevailed. The ongoing rally continues to pare the red ink in the trailing one-year-return column, which is inching closer to an even split between winners and losers. Leading […]
Forex Strength And Comparison, Week 11

Forex Strength And Comparison, Week 11

13 Weeks Currency Score Strength for Week 11 (beginning 13 March, 2016) The 13 Weeks Currency Strength and the 13 Weeks Average are provided here below. This data and the “3 months currency classification” are considered for choosing the preferred range. Because it is not ideal nor desired to change the range for a currency every […]
Japan Is “Fixed” – Machine Orders Suddenly Spike By Most In Over 13 Years

Japan Is “Fixed” – Machine Orders Suddenly Spike By Most In Over 13 Years

The Aussies did it with their employment data (and then admitted it), and now we see Japan’s Economic and Social research Institute post the most ridiculous macro print ever. Over 4 standard deviations from expectations and almost double the highest expectations, Japan Machinery Orders spiked 15.0% MoM – the biggest since Jan 2003. Up 15% MoM versus […]
Dollar Firmer To Start The Week

Dollar Firmer To Start The Week

The US dollar is firmer but largely confined to the ranges seen before the weekend against most of the major currencies. The yen is also firmer as dollar sellers reemerged near JPY114.00. The dollar is gaining against most emerging market currencies, though Asian currencies, notably the Korean Won, are firmer.  Although emerging market currencies and commodities are heavier, […]
EUR/USD And GBP/USD Forecast For March 14, 2016

EUR/USD And GBP/USD Forecast For March 14, 2016

EUR/USD The EUR/USD pair initially fell on Friday, but found enough support near the 1.11 level to turn things around and form a bit of a hammer. This of course is a very bullish sign, and I believe that we are now ready to go much higher. Because of this, I am a buyer of […]
On Gold, Oil And The Global Markets In 2016

On Gold, Oil And The Global Markets In 2016

In a special InvestorIntel interview, Publisher Tracy Weslosky speaks with David Market of The Morgan Report and the CEO for Lemuria Royalties Corp. on gold, silver, oil and overall global markets in 2016. He states that “we’re starting a bear market…” but adds “we’re going to see the precious metals particularly come up…more positive prices across the board, but […]
Oil, Copper Prices Stabilize After The Lowest China IP Since 2008

Oil, Copper Prices Stabilize After The Lowest China IP Since 2008

On the verge of upcoming Federal Reserve meeting this week, money managers continued to add long gold positions, according to a weekly report by U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). A risk rally late following the ECB’s easing package last week sent gold price lower. However further support came by way of growth concerns due to China’s lowest industrial […]
New Purchase: Agrium

New Purchase: Agrium

While I’m done with my children’s tuition fund, I had a few dollars uninvested left in my retirement portfolio. Agrium (AGU) has been on my watch list for a while and I decided to enter in a position on February 26th. Please note that Agrium is trading on the TSX as AGU.TO and on the […]
Do Growth ETFs Actually Grow?

Do Growth ETFs Actually Grow?

Growth doesn’t always get as much respect as longtime guru-favorite Value, and that may have something to do with hype-oriented rhetoric that often surrounds the former. But we need growth. Unless one can argue for growth, there’s pretty-much no point in being in stocks at all, as opposed to less-risky better yielding bonds. So Growth […]
Wrestling With The Bifurcation Of Crude Oil Pricing

Wrestling With The Bifurcation Of Crude Oil Pricing

Platts, the provider of physicals and futures markets prices affiliated with McGraw Hill Financial, says that it is going to launch a new price reference for Dated Brent CIF Rotterdam. That’s not obviously a stop-the-presses moment, even for the oil markets, but it is worth a pause. The problem for Platts and for Brent in general as […]