As could have been guessed, Mueller’s hotly-anticipated Russia collusion report has been summarized by Attorney General William Barr, and it has found no evidence of collusion and no reason to pursue obstruction of justice charges against the president. In other words, it’s a Nothingburger. And after two years of breathless repition on the certainty of […]

From Jordan Peterson’s “12 Rules for Life,” we get pages 56-57 – in my opinion, the two most important pages of the entire book. “…the way forward is the way back.” – T.S. Eliot

Glory to… Colossians 3 Living as Those Made Alive in Christ 3 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is […]

Unite the Right 2 Violence

As our footage shows, The real story of Unite the Right 2 rally in D.C. was not the miniscule group of white nationalists that arrived, but the ways that Antifa and Black Bloc methods and attitudes have infected anti-Trump and anti-white supremacist movements.

Investors will continue to listen to the war of words between President Trump and China on a potential trade war as earnings chugs along. On the economic front, we have University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment, Durable Goods Orders and US Advance GDP.   Fed War: Between a currency war, Trade war, we now have a […]

This is the last full week before the 4th of July holiday when we will see a significant drop in volumes with lots of traders (and traders controlling the algos) on vacation. This week is supposed to be quiet but that can always change with a single tweet. On the economic front, this week we […]

 We have a big week ahead with the summit between Kim Jung Un and President Trump. The Federal Reserve, Bank of Japan and ECB are also all meeting. Additionally, investors will be watching the latest headlines from the week of G7 meetings. On the economic calendar, we have CPI, Retail Sales and PPI.   North […]

Welcome back. As Memorial Day weekend in the US is the official start of summer, we should start to see volumes in the stock markets head lower for the next few months. On the economic front, this week we have Consumer Confidence, the Unemployment Rate, Non-Farm Payrolls and Average Hourly Earnings.   Holiday, Celebrate: Markets will […]

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 […]