Looks like we’re in for nasty weather. Hopefully, the Fed will save the day.   Investors will watch the latest on Treasury yields climbing above 3% and see how much higher they could climb, especially with the Federal Reserve statement this week. Traders will also be watching the latest out of earnings season. On the […]

We have a big week on the central bank front with statements from Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank. Earnings season also will keep traders busy this week. On the economic front, we have US GDP and Durable Orders.   Earnings: Earnings kicks into high gear with 181 S&P 500 companies and 12 Dow […]

Investors will continue to listen to the war of words between Trump and China on a potential trade war. On the economic front, we have CPI, University of Michigan Investor Sentiment and PPI. Earnings: Earnings start to rev up towards the end of the week with JP Morgan and Wells Fargo scheduled to announce earnings before […]

Investors have a relatively quiet week for the first week of the 2nd Quarter. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings. Non-Farm Payrolls & Unemployment Rate:  Non-Farm Payrolls, the Unemployment Rate and Average Hourly Earnings for March are scheduled to be released this Friday (4/6). […]

Yes, I said it. Trade wars are bullish for the stock market and here is the rationale behind it. Since obviously, President Trump only cares about the stock market going up so he becomes richer (and maybe his base), the trade war he is starting will make the one body that can actively do something, […]

CRYPTO GOLD WEEKLY UPDATE Week of Monday March 19, 2018 Markets Performance: Last week, cryptoassets were the worst performing asset class with the cryptocurrency flagbearer, Bitcoin (USD) falling for the second straight week, finishing on Friday at $8,302.72, down -9.9% from the previous week’s close of $9,216,20. Ethereum’s Ether (USD) was the biggest laggard, dropping […]

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With America on the heels of another devastating school shooting, this time in Parkland, Florida, citizens and pundits alike are once again exchanging barbs as to how to solve what appears to be an epidemic of school violence. On both sides of the political aisle, you can hear the same broken record that plays almost […]

Geo politics can always come into the forefront, but this week has a mix of central bankers and economic data. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings Super Mario Draghi Speaks: ECB President Mario Draghi is scheduled to speak at the ECB conference on Wednesday […]

Investors will be watching the latest rhetoric out of the White House as President Trump is scheduled to sign tariffs on steel and aluminum this week. We also have a statement from the Bank of Japan where they may announce that they are taking away the punch bowl (a significant change to monetary policy.) On […]

CRYPTO GOLD WEEKLY UPDATE Week of Monday February 19, 2018 Markets Performance: Last week, cryptoassets were the best performing asset class with the cryptocurrency flagbearer, Bitcoin (USD) snapping a 5-week losing streak, finishing the week at $10,178.71, up +17.1% from the previous Friday’s close of $8,689.84. Ethereum’s Ether (USD) rose +10.4% during the week period, […]

Assessment – The Damage Of The Recent Market Turmoil Tactical View: As we prepare for market action this week (2/12), we must ask: Was Friday’s (2/9) market rally a real bottom or a fake one? In comparing Friday’s rally after a -4% selloff on Thursday (2/8) vs. Tuesday’s (2/6) rally after the -4% selloff on […]

CRYPTO GOLD WEEKLY UPDATE Week of Monday February 12, 2018 Markets Performance: Last week, Bitcoin (USD) fell -1.6%, finishing Friday, February 9 at $8,689.84, down from $8,827.63 on Friday, February 2. Ethereum’s Ether (USD) underperformed, falling -9.4% to $852.38, with the broader crypto market (CAMCrypto30) dropping nearly -4% over the last week. Despite its own […]

And we’re back. In America, Happy National Hangover Day. Investors will look to see if rates continue to rise. On the economic front, we have a quiet week with Crude Oil inventories. Interest Rate arising: Last week saw the benchmark 10 Year yield rise to 2.85%, the highest level in 4 years. With the sell-off […]

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Like many millennials, I feel a societal expectation that I’m bound to eagerly accept just about any groundbreaking thing remotely resembling a new technological convenience: apps to help me focus, trackers to help me get more fit, an Amazon Alexa blinking in my living room, recording my every word. However, technologists like Ray Kurzweil are […]

Happy New Year! Investors will be trickling back from their vacations this week and will have a slew of data to go through along with factors to watch in the coming weeks. On the economic front, we have ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings. 2017 Review: That will be […]

Another ridiculous law of a bygone era. A bank should be able to be closed for more than 72 hours so we have more 4 day weekends and no show up to work the day after Thanksgiving for a pointless half day. Investors have a quiet week for the last trading week of the year. […]

Investors have a light economic data week ahead as all eyes point to the Fed and central banks around the world. Additional eyes will also be on Bitcoin futures which start to trade this week.  On the economic front, we have PPI, CPI and Empire State Manufacturing. Federal Reserve: On Wednesday (12/13), the Fed will release […]

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The effect of all these rushed, amateurish botch-jobs is massive fuel for Trump’s “fake news” obsession, which he passes on to his supporters, as well as a press corps so recklessly obsessed with taking down Trump that they’re actually making him look good. Oh, and all the identity politics crap doesn’t help, either.

Investors will start to read the tax reform bill passed since nobody actually read it (where have we heard this before?) to see what industries may potentially benefit even more. On the economic front, we have ISM Non-Manufacturing PMI, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings. Get Ready for a Stock Buyback and […]

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With billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer back in the news for a campaign to impeach Trump, Pizzagate sleuths are revisiting his strange-toned “walnut sauce” emails from the Podesta email dump on WikiLeaks.