Category Markets

Stars and Stripes Forever, Hopefully Not Forever

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 […]

I See Bond Yields Arisin, I see Trouble on the Way

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 […]

How Far Away Are We from GAME OVER

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). […]

CRYPTO GOLD WEEKLY UPDATE (March 19)

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 […]

1, 2, 3, 4, I Declare a Trade War

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 (Feb. 19)

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, […]

Market Tranquilizer Report

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 (Feb. 12)

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 […]

Did President Trump See his Shadow Like Punxsutawney Phil?

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 […]

How Many People Got Trampled on Black Friday??

After ordering the latest gadgets on Cyber Monday, investors have a busy week ahead highlighted by a potential floor vote on tax reform. We also have an OPEC meeting to discuss continued production cuts. On the economic front, we have Prelim GDP and ISM Manufacturing PMI. Tax Reform: It looks like the Senate is planning […]

Game of Thrones Saudi Style

Investors have a lot to digest this week from geo political to a potential change in fiscal policy. On the economic front, we have CPI, Retail Sales, PPI and Building Permits.   Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Every single lobby group continues to be in lockdown, as the Senate and House versions of the tax bill […]

US-China Cooperation

What we are witnessing is Diplomacy working at the highest level. It produces potentially good history for Mankind, rather than bad memories. It Is Cruising It has only been seven months since Xi met with Trump at Mar-a-Lago.  The progress on the Roadmap for US-China Relations is very encouraging indeed.  In addition to the signing […]

And Now the Tough Part Begins

After an extremely heavy economic week, investors have a break as they concentrate on earnings and the ongoing negotiations for passing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.   Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Now with every single lobby group in DC in lockdown, headlines out of the negotiations can potentially affect certain sectors. So if […]

And the Fed Chair Goes to….

Who will Trump give the rose (ahem) Chair Position to, and who will he say “You’re Fired” to? Investors have a busy week ahead as Trump is supposed to announce his pick for the next Fed chair, the latest Fed statement, and another busy earnings week. On the economic front, we have Manufacturing PMI, the […]

What is Hashgraph?

Demetri Kofinas of Hidden Forces has been recently leading the charge in reporting on what may be one of the biggest technological breakthroughs of our time. Much of the tech and finance worlds have naturally become entranced by blockchain technology. Investors are making lots of money, and engineers are getting carried away by the sexiness […]

Currency and Monetary Cooperative Framework

Now that China has made some moves (see previous post on “Currency Matters“), and the relative strength of the US and China are changing dramatically, it is time to expound upon the idea of a US-China Currency and Monetary Cooperative Framework (the “Framework”). The following is just a preliminary brief skeletal summary, to get the […]

Please Move the UN General Assembly Out of NY

Nothing like giving terror sponsors, and some may be good sponsors, a platform to speak from.   New York will be turned into a parking lot for the United Nations General Assembly as investors concentrate on this week’s Fed statement. On the economic front, we have Building Permits and the Philly Fed. The North east […]

Currency Matters

If you control food, you control people. If you control oil, you control nations. If you control currency, you control the world. – Henry Kissinger Guarding The Old Order The above is a famous quotation that some believe underlies Kissinger’s geopolitical realism, from the standpoint of the oligarchs of financial capitalism whom he serves. Ownership […]

Saudi Arabia: FOR SALE

Saudi Arabia thought it could sustain depressed oil prices around $50 (and maintain market share) for quite a while, but perhaps NOT this long. Around $75/barrel is regarded as their national finance break-even point. Plan “A” was to spend their way out of an oil price drop using an arsenal of its financial assets as well as […]

Another Hurricane? Buy the Dip

Investors will look at the damage from Hurricane Irma as insurance companies (and hedge funds) start to close their eyes and we start the cleanup process. On the economic calendar, we have CPI, Retail Sales and PPI. Hurricane Aftermath: After destroying islands in the Caribbean last week, Hurricane Irma made landfall this weekend along the west […]

Liberty Blitzkrieg

The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion. - Albert Camus

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