Market Preview

Feel the Cold!

The one thing the Democrats didn’t feel in IOWA was the Bern, just the cold.Here are the facts:• Iowa has 3.1m population,• 584,111 registered Democrat ACTIVE Voters• 612,112 registered Republican ACTIVE Voters• 726,819 ...

Read More

Oil Story

Perhaps this week the market can take a rest from the volatility that circles our world. What is interesting is the market (fueled by our media) acts surprised by these volatile events, when in reality they are all fairly well known and we should ...

Read More

China, FOMC, Dollar?

The Chinese market took it on the chin and was down 8.5%, the most in years. That is trickling over into the European markets and we are seeing the pre-market futures in the U.S. under pressure. Last week the US markets closed lower with no late ...

Read More

Monday Morning Quarterback

January was a disappointing month of equities. Meanwhile we saw bonds rally and the 10 year yield fall to 1.7%. Oil remains under pressure, while gold and silver saw a slight bounce. Europe kicked off their $1 trillion QE program and Switzerland ...

Read More

The Oil Game

The market continues to face volatility and again the TV pundits are now blaming oil again. Is it oil prices fault? Not directly, as it is apparent that low oil prices are a beneifit to consumers as well as margins for businesses. However, there is ...

Read More

Black Friday, Oil, and Gold!

Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year and the day that marks when companies are now in “the black” (hence the name “Black Friday”), is fully under way. It will be interesting to see the data from sales, foot ...

Read More

Petrodollar Battle

The currency war is heating up and now the petrodollar is coming under fire and we could be facing the catalyst in which we see a full disconnect. The fundamental fabric that holds our currencies, commodity prices, and interest rates is pulling ...

Read More

Dollar and Oil Prices

Earnings, oil prices, strong dollar coupled with ECB and BOJ accommodation are just the economic volatility in the market. Then we have ISIS, Ebola, Ukraine, and Hong-Kong vs. China, which has not really impacted market fundamentals or global trade. ...

Read More

Load More